Jun 23, 2012
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Purchased for a college fraternity formal. Had to send back without wearing. The chest area was the problem for me. I have broad shoulders, and this dress made them look much broader. Because of the cross back, the straps start nearly at your armpits before meeting behind the neck. Also the breast cups are kind of triangular, and they point outward, toward the shoulders, extending past my body a little. Also, the cups are very structured and thick, which added extra bulk. Altogether a bad formula for looking wide on top!
Colorwise, the purple is not as pastel as it appears in the photo. It's a little darker, which was not what I wanted.
I am 5'5" 135 lbs with a thin, athletic build. I wear a size 4/6 and ordered a size 6. It zippered up fine and fit through the waist and hips, so order your typical size. My roommate tried this on, too and didn't like it. She is 5'6" 120 lbs with an athletic, lanky build. It just didn't show off anything she wanted to - like toned arms or long legs.