February 8, 2016
So Amazing, Five Other Women Wore the Same Dress to the Same Event...
I loved this dress. It was my backup, but it fit well and looked very classy and elegant. The ruffle adds just a touch of drama. I don't normally wear dresses with this cut, preferring A-line styles, but I felt very feminine and pretty (and having a slightly larger size was helpful). I probably could have pulled off my normal 10, but the 12 was comfortable and helped me from feeling too self conscious.
The biggest problem was when checking in for the event, I immediately ran into another woman in the same dress. Over the course of the night, I saw two other women in the black version of this dress, and two women in the red version. We were all different sizes and body types, so that goes to show you that this dress will work for everyone - but I felt a little disappointed and a lot less special. Now, this is a DC event, and we all tend to be kind of conservative - I might have guessed this would happen, but since it's an older style, I was hoping it wouldn't. Because this is such a flattering and elegant gown, I wouldn't be surprised if this happens again with this dress. I think Rent the Runway should try out a Pro-type program where you pay extra to ensure no one else is wearing the same dress as you at an event.