Feb 15, 2014
beautiful colorway, but fit and design is a miss
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
i had originally ordered the herve leger temptation rising dress, but the previous renter didn't return it on time, so RTR sent this dress as a substitute (it's a more expensive rental, so thank you RTR!). the colors were similar and it looked cute, so i thought i'd give it a shot.
i usually wear an 8, but the 6 fit (the distance between shoulders are the most fitted part of the dress) and it's quite stretchy, so if you are nervous about anything fitting your middle or hips, it's very accommodating. that said, i feel like this dress is trying to be figure-flattering (lots of ruching, stretchy fabric, bright and fun colors), but it's also kind of frumpy. it's just long enough to feel a touch longer than a flirty cocktail or party dress should be, the fabric around the front does not do any favors (there was a real opportunity to use the colors as an hourglass-making optical illusion, and they missed it), and the fabric is a thin enough that the area around the belly shows every bump and lump (the worst area to highlight detail). i hate to say it, but i think this dress only works truly well for the super skinny or the pregnant—anything in between is sort of a crapshoot.