May 15, 2012
Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore it to a wedding in NY. I will start by saying this is my favorite dress I have ever put on.
The way that the fabric moves-- it's incredible. People kept saying I looked like I was floating.
Fit: I was nervous about the fit-- about it being too muumuu-ish. I have a full bust and usually opt for dresses that have a defined waist, so that I can avoid looking like a shapeless blob. With the way that the fabric is draped and the way it moves, this was not an issue. It was, in fact, quite flattering. Also, the fabric is VERY sheer and the slip underneath is form-fitting (but not tight), so my silhouette was still visible.
I usually wear a 4. I ordered the 4L and the 2L. I wore the 4 because the draping over my bust looked a little better. If you have a smaller bust or narrow shoulders, you can probably get away with the 2, if the 4 isn't available for the dates you want. I honestly could've gotten away with the 2.
Also, it was super comfortable. We left the house at 9am and got back around 2am. I still didn't want to take it off. There's not a lot to this dress. It weighs nothing, and if I had to, I probably could've fit it into my purse with room to spare (don't worry, I didn't).
Length: I wore a 4L... with 4.5 inch gold satin heels. I am 5'8. The heels were absolutely necessary. With the shoes, the dress cleared the floor by an inch and a half, maybe 2 inches. If you're going to order two sizes, I might recommend ordering the R and the L, unless you are prepared to be in really high heels all day.
Walk around in it at home with the shoes you are going to wear with it. I actually recommend this to anyone wearing a long dress.
Accessories: small diamond stud earrings, gold satin pumps, black clutch. The dress is enough by itself.