February 5, 2014
Went effortlessly from workday to night out!
I rented this dress for a cocktail party I attended. Knowing I would probably be leaving for the party directly from my office, I was hoping to find something that would be appropriate in both settings (I'm an attorney, so that's a pretty tall order). This dress absolutely fit the bill! I wore it during the day with the zipper fully up for the conservative neckline, with black tights, pumps, a black blazer, and simple stud earrings. To go out, I ditched the blazer, lowered the zipper for a little cleavage, and added the Kate Spade Hot Pink Statement Earrings (also rented) and some bright lipstick. The dress was a huge hit both at work and at the party- I got tons of compliments and so many people asked me where I had gotten the dress.
Some fit notes: the dress, like most by DVF, runs small. I'm typically a 4 or 6, but after reading reviews, I opted to rent the 6 and 8 instead and actually had to wear the 8 (couldn't even zip the 6 up). I have a large bust but a small ribcage, so the top was snug on me, but not uncomfortably or unflatteringly so. I liked how structural the dress was because I felt that was what enabled me to wear it to work as well as to a party.
I would rent this dress again in a heartbeat!!!