August 20, 2012
Subtle, but pretty
This dress was subtly sparkly and pretty. I wore it for a solo with an orchestra, and my husband said from the audience it looked "lovely and very elegant". The boning in it that keeps it up was a little worn out and lumpy, so that it didn't lay smoothly down my side, which bothered me, and also the general shape of the dress is kind of baggy--it's really an A-line from the bust down, but the picture online made it look like it had a little hint of a waist, so I think if you're rail-thin you could make it look great, or if you have a tummy it would be perfect to hide it, but if you have a medium or athletic build it doesn't really do much for you. Other than that it was fine. The color is pretty, but I would say kind of understated--in retrospect, I think theses blush-tone dresses are hard to wear successfully unless you have a really deep tan or a darker skin tone (I'm fair).
The other reviewers who mentioned ordering a size smaller helped me--this is definitely best for larger busts! You need a lot to hold it up, so order a size smaller if you're not blessed in that way--the rest of the dress is so flowing that it'll be no problem having the smaller size fit the rest of your body, most likely.