December 29, 2014
Awesome holiday dress!
The gold detail is lovely in person! It's hard to tell from the pictures, but the gold scrolling is a metallic gold thread (not glitter, so you don't have to worry about sparkles rubbing all over the place). I found it to be slightly shorter in person than it appears in photos -- I'm 5'7" and it hit me at least 1-2 inches higher than it does on the 5'10" model in the product photos.
Also, it DEFINITELY runs small. I'm typically a size 0 and I could barely get the XS over my head. Thankfully, I had the size small as my back-up size, but even then it was very tight -- probably the tightest dress I've ever worn. However, the quality and thickness of the material prevented it from looking tacky or ill-fitting.
I would recommend putting on the dress before doing your hair or applying deodorant, because there's no zipper and pulling the dress over your head is no easy feat. However, once I had it on, it was surprisingly comfortable.
All in all, I would definitely rent this dress again, despite the initial difficulties pulling it on. The gold detail looks great in photos.