November 4, 2013
Cute dress, but definitely not for all seasons!
I ordered this as my backup dress, and ended up wearing my first choice. This dress is charming, but is a softer cotton than I expected - so arrived a bit wrinkly (understandable) and has NO LINING. I don't mind so much, except I was considering it for a November event in New England, and was worried about tights/hose causing static cling issues, as well as general thickness of the material. Also, because of the material, it didn't feel as appropriate for a black-tie optional event as I'd hoped (which is what I ordered it for).
I realized I had another event a few days later that this might work for, but couldn't extend my rental. If I'd been allowed to extend to 8 days, I probably would've worn it because it's cute, fits great, and especially once I'd pressed it, would fall nicely and look sharp. But I was planning on putting a slip underneath, as well as tights - and once I found out I'd have to go through the process of re-renting it, I decided it wasn't worth the extra effort. Will keep an eye out for a spring/summer event though!