September 30, 2015
Great dress! Really didn't want to return it.
This was actually a backup dress that I had shipped to me in an utter panic. But I'm happy I actually was able to wear this one versus my first choice. I'm usually an 8/10 in terms of dress size and 5'7 without heels. This dress was a 10L so I was a little nervous it might be to long/slightly large. I'm also more of an hourglass shape (34/36C…I don't know, it's been awhile since I was formally sized, ha!), so I carry my weight in my hips and shoulder/arms. With that said the 10 was a tiny bit to loose in the bust region (definitely had to hike it up a few times that night). Others have said they didn't have to wear a bra but if I hadn't worn one the dress would have been slipping (more than it was) the entire night. I'll also say that it kind of diminished my bust more than I'd like, but for a formal event I suppose that's okay. Overall though, I loved it! I wore it to a symphony gala event and definitely fit right in. The dress has pockets even which was totally a bonus! As some others have said, it is a heavier material so I'd recommend this for cooler weather. In terms of length it was the perfect length for me at 5'7 with 3 inch heels. Again this was the 10L so if it was a Regular, you might have been able to see my shoes a little better. (Which would have been totally fine….they are super cute!) I had a great experience overall and would recommend giving yourself two extra days before your event to have your shipment arrive, in case something happens…like the dress doesn't fit or you get the wrong by mistake. (Which happened to me) But the customer service reps were SUPER helpful. Just know you'll be waiting on the phone for a while, but that's because they are taking their time with each customer to navigate issues that arise.
But in a nutshell: LOVED THE DRESS and will be renting the runway again should I need something more formal again.