December 4, 2016
Showstopping dress - a woman stopped me in the bathroom to ask me about it!
My boyfriend and I decided to go out to a formal restaurant with a black tie dress code as an excuse to have fun and dress up (we both have casual workplaces, so I haven't worn a fancy gown in years). I've been eyeing this dress for ages and it was SO worth it.
Also, get ready for a self-esteem boost: not only will you look fabulous, but people will keep telling you that you look fabulous! I have never received so many compliments on my appearance - to be fair, I've worn PJs in public more recently than I'd like to admit, but it was a lot of fun being belle of the ball for a night. In the bathroom of this fancy restaurant where everyone was dressed to the nines, a woman came over and told me how gorgeous the dress is and she wishes she had an excuse to buy something like that. (I told her my secret - that I rented it on RTR!).
I'm 5'9" and 155lbs. The 10L was a little bit long (I wore flats - would have worked better with heels), but otherwise it was perfect.
I generally wear a 34-C bra, but opted to do the Nippies skin covers instead of trying to figure out a bra. It was fine without a bra and just with the covers. I didn't have any shapewear or anything like that (ah, the joys of being young still), but I'd at least recommend no-show underwear.