Mar 7, 2014
Perfect for singing in a classical music concert at Lincoln Center!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
My pic doesn't do this dress justice as the lighting is a little wierd, but you get the idea! I rented this dress because I was singing in a concert under a very famous baroque music conductor at Lincoln Center--I was singing in the ensemble, so I had to wear something black, but don't own any black formal gowns. Since I also had a solo in this concert, I didn't want to step out for a featured moment in some old faded black clothes pieced together from my wardrobe, so I went with this gorgeous and simple Nicole Miller gown. I am 5'2 and the 2R was perfect with 3 or 4 inch heels--I ended up having to wear ballet flats because my heels made too much noise on the stage, and even though the dress dragged a little, it was not too terribly long on me even in flats. In order to keep the straps looking sort of separated to make that pretty line on the shoulder, I had to use double sided garment tape, otherwise there is no way they would have stayed like that. But with the garment tape, it was perfect. Even if you are small chested and don't need to wear a bra, I would recommend wearing a strapless bra to give you a little more shape and structure underneath. It was very comfortable to sing in (has some stretch to it) and I got many compliments on it. The zipper was a little stiff and got stuck a few times, but if you have someone holding it straight for you as they zip, it doesn't give as much trouble.