November 18, 2015
Wearable but not my favorite
I am 4 months pregnant with my second and have already gained 12 lbs (mostly generalized fat based on eating nothing but grilled cheese to battle first tri sickness), so I wanted something forgiving that would still look awesome for a black tie optional wedding at the Ritz in NYC.
I wore this because I had no other options (none of my normal clothes fit me right now), but I didn't love it at all and it was too casual for the wedding. It was wearable, but definitely not my favorite thing I have rented and I'd never buy it. I was hoping for sort of a shift dress that just fell/hung nicely, but this was sort of tight in some spots and very loose in others. It ended up making my little belly look bigger than it was due to the open back and the way it fell on me.
The opening in the back is awesome in theory but was just more of a pain in the ass then I think it was worth. The dress needed a little more finesse and structure than it had (it's basically a cotton tee-shirt dress with sequins on it, which is hard to see in some of the pictures) in order to pull off that back better. Instead the open back just sort of hangs open and creates a "big middle" illusion, which is odd because I'd imagine many people renting this dress are going for the same "shift" type dress I was looking for that is forgiving to the midsection. It wasn't tight, but it did not do me any favors.
My profile says I'm 119, which I am pre-pregnancy, but right now I'm about 130 lbs (bloat + fat + small baby belly) and I could squeeze into the small (my husband wanted me to wear that bc he said it looked hotter, but I wanted to be comfortable) but wore the medium.