Aug 7, 2012
THIS DRESS WAS AMAZING! I wish I could keep it. I got stopped by people just to tell me how great I looked, and I'm sure a large part of that was the dress!
Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress, it had definitely been my favorite of all the rental so far, and one of the most amazing dresses I've ever worn! Strangely, though, the 34R was too snug (as in, I couldn't bend for fear the zipper would break) around the rib cage/boob area which never happens to me (I don't have big boobs and I'm under 100 lb!!), so for comfort's sake, I wore the 36R! Everywhere else, the dress is very generously sized, and the tiered layers are both flattering and would hide anything from a baby bump to eating too much wedding cake. You don't need a bra in this if you choose a snug-fitting dress up top, it has molded cups that are padded and comfy. I wore a Nu-bra just because the 36 was a little loose.
I was able to move and dance in it freely. Word of caution to fellow shorties--I am 5' 1'' and I wore 4'' heels, and it was still SUPER long, probably about a foot too long without heels, and I was so scared I would get grass stains or tear the dress. Solved the problem by using several strategically placed safety pins in the polyester-like underlayer of the dress to hike it up about a foot. Granted, the dress didn't look as pretty, but as I was hiking all over a golf course for wedding photos and doing lots of dancing, it worked out. If you are just standing and sitting around, it would be fine at normal length.
The silk, the cut, the print and everything else truly makes you feel glamourous and I got so many compliments on the dress. The blue print is actually darker than it appears in the photo, but I liked it better that way. Also, I attended an outdoor wedding at night, it was pretty chilly, and all the silk layers kept me warm with just a little shrug (added bonus).
You definitely want to rent this!!! And, I was so glad I took advantage of the free second size. Thanks, Rent the Runway!