July 23, 2016
Didn't work for me at all
I didn't end up wearing this, mostly because of fit issues. I rented a 2 and 0 - I usually wear a 2 in most dresses, occasionally a 0 or a 4. The 2 in this dress was definitely too big, so I tried the 0. It was very snug around the midsection and hips (almost too snug - I wasn't sure if I'd be able to bend or sit comfortably) but then it was too big in the bust. Normally I would fix this with a padded bra, but unfortunately because this dress is backless, that wouldn't work unless you own one of those backless or low-strap bras. I just couldn't seem to finagle a way to wear this. In addition, I rented this to attend a wedding and, besides the fit, I unfortunately felt like this dress was just...not fun. The lace was heavy and thick and kind of itchy, it was a bit long, and overall, it just wasn't right for the occasion. Those qualities (except the itchiness!) might actually be good qualities if it were winter and you were attending something where you didn't plan on dancing, so keep that in mind. But for me this just didn't work. Oh well.