September 18, 2016
Going for the "glamorous disco ball" look? Rent this gown.
My friend gave the bridal party free rein to pick out our own bridesmaid dresses, the only two criteria being "gold" and "floor length." It didn't take long to decide on this gown. I am normally between a 2 and a 4, so I rented both the 2R and the 4P to be safe. The size 2 fit fine, but I am 5'1", and the 4P was the perfect floor-grazing length in flats; if you are close to my height and plan on wearing heels, I suggest renting the regular length. The extra wiggle room allowed for a few more hors d'oeuvres at the reception, if you're into that.
While the dress is very comfortable and stretchy, it goes without saying that the sequined material tends to accentuate trouble spots, particularly in the front. It also exposes enough of the back to make wearing a regular bra out of the question. I wore heavy duty Spanx and a sticky bra, and I felt comfortable and secure (albeit a little regretful of all the times I said yes to pizza). The back is the pièce de résistance - it drapes beautifully, and if you have a booty, it will look like a million bucks. I got many compliments at the wedding for how the dress sparkled in the sun, and it looks pretty amazing in photos. Overall, the rental experience couldn't have been easier, I highly recommend.