September 23, 2015
Loved the sequins!
The fabric was great - comfortable against the skin, but lots of texture and shine on the outside. This review will be useful if you're short/petite and/or apple-shaped. If you have an average frame, I'm sure the dress will be just fine for you. Others, read ahead... I am 5'1" so my torso is definitely short. I ordered a 6 and 8 (my usual size) and the 8 looked ridiculous on me! The 6 was better. I wonder if the 4 would have been even better given the 2 things I didn't like about the dress... This dress was about 2 inches too long for my torso, which meant it drooped around my bust (which is average/large size for my frame). I used fashion tape to help hold the neckline and straps in place, but that wore off after about an hour so I felt like I was constantly hoisting up the straps. The other thing I didn't love was the amount of pleating/extra fabric for the tummy and hips. I carry my weight in my belly, but there was too much pleating even for me! And because of my apple-shape, my hips had too much excess fabric around them. I think it's probably more flattering for pear-shape or hourglass ladies who have wider hips to fill out that fabric. Overall I liked the look, hence my 3-star rating, but if I'd had more time (to visit a RTR store to try on a 4) and color options as a bridesmaid I would have picked a different dress to flatter my figure better.