April 21, 2014
Classic black dress for formal event
Wore to a 'prom' themed event. Fit was just fine, I could fit also the 6L but it would probably show food baby after eating dinner, so I went with the 8L. I am 5'7" and was concerned about Regular length vs Long length. If you plan to wear heels that are 3in or higher, go with the Long. With the 8L and 3 inch shoes, my shoes were just covered by the front of the dress, but I wasn't tripping over it. The train in the back was a little bit longer, which was ok. If you want to show your shoes more, or if you want to wear flatter shoes then maybe go with the Regular.
The photo color is a bit off, in real life this is a true black dress, very satiny feel. I wore wearing strapless bra with spanx bottoms; I think one of those stick on push-up bras might have worked better, but I coudln't find mine... The material is pretty thin and clingy, so without spanx there will be more lumps.
Just a personal opinion, this dress is not super stand-out amazing in cut or in color, it is a pretty standard look. But that makes it great to try out accessories or more colorful makeup! I didn't go crazy on accessories but I think a bright red lip color really helped take the look from meh to classy.