August 17, 2014
I loooved my sparkly dress!
We (me & 3 other girls) rented this dress as bridesmaids dresses for my sister's wedding. I was slightly nervous that there wouldn't be enough dresses available, but it worked out just fine (the only issue: one girl was sent the wrong dress, but she was able to have the right one overnighted just in time).
My biggest issue with wearing dresses is that I'm very pear-shaped (31" - 27" - 37") and I often end up being a size 2 or 4 on top and a 4 or 6 on the bottom. However, I had no issues with this dress! (I ordered the 4R and the 6R and wore the 4R.) The fabric is very stretchy and didn't cling to my hips either. The other girls in the bridal party were either hourglass or pear-shaped, and it looked gorgeous on everyone. I was also happy with the length on mine - I'm 5'5" and I was wearing 4" heels, and my shoes peeked out just a little bit.
The dress was also beautifully made. I was so happy to be able to spend only $100 on a bridesmaid dress and get something truly spectacular. The only quality issue that I had was a few threads from the sequins were loose inside the dress, and got caught on my shoes a few times. However, no sequins fell off all night! The dress was also comfy for dancing, and the sequins weren't too heavy or scratchy.
I also visited the Henri Bendel store before renting, in order to scope out other potential dresses. Everyone at the store was friendly and helpful, and while the dress selection was smaller than I expected, my sister and I were able to find quite a few gold dresses to try on (including this specific dress in her size, which helped us to finalize our decision!).
Overall, I highly recommend this dress, my experience at the store, and the entire rental experience! This was my first time renting, but definitely won't be my last :)