January 8, 2015
I felt like a disco ball...in a good way, not a creepy 1970s way!
I wore this for a party that my husband's fitness studio puts on every 10 weeks for new members. Since it was also during the holidays, it was fancier than normal. I typically buy a new dress for each one of the events, but this time I decided to rent - and will never buy again! I think I even convinced at least 10 other people to rent instead, since I spent less on my look than they did.
The dress hit just about mid-thigh, which was perfect. You can sit down or dance without worrying about inadvertent wardrobe malfunctions. I have rented this same style of dress in a little different cut, and that one was MUCH shorter and required far greater attention to moving and bending.
Here are the details:
Shoes: nude pumps
Hair: http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/2012/02/fancy-side-pony/ (I would have done my pony to to the sleeveless side, but my hair just doesn't part that way!
Undergear: Though this dress wasn't super short, it was too short for Spanx. Control top pantyhose worked fine. I bought a convertible bra and wore it with one strap from the back right shoulder, across my back and over my left shoulder to the front. I could not tuck in my strap on a normal bra as some reviewers noted - it just didn't work for me.
Cons: this color is fantastic, but if you are pale midwestern girl in the middle of winter, it can make you a little washed out. I would suggest a spray or self tanner at least a week prior to the event. I also don't have much of a waist, and the cut of this dress didn't taper in enough to give me at least some curve. If you have a better defined waist, this dress would look even more amazing.
Pros: For a sequence dress, it was surprisingly soft in it's movement. It wasn't stiff and startchy like some dresses (though that may just be a function of it being a designed dress instead of a cheap one!). This one arm style is so flattering, and I got nothing but compliments. You won't regret this rental!