March 30, 2014
Unique, distinct dress that will put any LBD to shame :) Not for the shy or self-conscious!
From the time I ordered my Herve from Rent the Runway, I ramped up my working out, anticipating the snug fit of this dress. To my surprise, the size small fit! It gave me a nice shape, but it bordered on too tight for tastefulness through the hip/thigh, where I am curviest. (I'm sensitive to tight clothes looking vulgar) The medium was more demure, form fitting but not tight; however, it was roomy up top as if worn by a very chest-blessed woman. I could make it work with fashion tape or by cinching the shoulder with a brooch, but I kept feeling like the small was a better fit. Another two days of working out, avoiding salty foods, and drinking plenty of water made the size small the winner on the day of the event! I was able to wear spanx underneath and they were not visible as other renters have mentioned. I also noticed over the evening that the dress stretched just like jeans do, so if you are between sizes, wear the smaller one around the house for a bit to see if it relaxes some.
It truly hurt to pack this dress up to send back. The colors are so beautiful in person. :) I received many compliments on the color and style, and my husband LOVED it on me. I'm excited to wear another Herve Leger soon.