Mar 23, 2013
Lovely dress, photographs badly
Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a prom, and it was just formal enough. It is brighter than in the picture on the model (more of a turquoise) and fit true to size - relieving, since I have difficulty finding dresses that fit me. I was expecting to wear the straps like they appeared on the model - over the thin halter and forming the dramatic back - but did not because the dress had darts that made it appear like I was not wearing a bra (it reminded me of the effect of the darts on Anne Hathaway's 2013 Oscar dress, for comparison). I was advised by RTR to wear 4 inch heels, and I did, but the dress was still quite a bit too long; I actually held a great deal of material over my arm for most of the dancing, and the dress still appeared to be full-length. I worried more about others stepping on the dress than me stepping on it, though, because the hemline is shorter in the front than on the sides and in parts of the back. I did notice that the zipper poked out a little on the back and did not lie with the line of the back of the dress. There is a built-in slip that goes to about the knees and is often clingy, and the rest of the dress is translucent. It is light and breezy - perhaps more fitting for late spring or summer than for early spring - and I never had to make adjustments throughout the night. I found that the dress looked far better in person than in pictures - expect the dress, when photographed, to look like the dresses in the photos posted of customers but to look nicer in person. The difference between the slip and the rest of the dress is also far more pronounced in pictures than in person. Overall, I never had to worry about the dress looking nice, but had to hold up the bottom constantly and was very disappointed in how it turned out in pictures, looking much cheaper and shinier than it looked in real life. If only it could have been immortalized as the lovely dress it is!