October 18, 2013
Super fun, the kind of dress that is perfect as a rental because of the unique pattern.
I rented this dress for an Indian/Hindu wedding where most of the women were in saris. It was perfect, and I fit right in! This dress is why RTR is so great -- typically this would be too bold of a print to get away with wearing more than once a year.
The top is held up by an elastic band. It was secure, but without the bold pattern it might have looked a little obvious or casual.
This dress is very long. I'm a tall gal, and this came exactly to the floor in a perfect column. Any longer would have been no bueno. I wore flats easy to dance in for the wedding, and I'm not sure anyone ever saw them (a good thing!).
I probably could've gotten away without wearing spanx with this dress, but felt much more comfortable with those smoothing powers, as the synthetic fiber of this dress does lend itself to showing every bump and dimple, but the bold pattern does offer some camouflauge.
I also rented the necklace pictured with it -- it really makes the dress! I highly recommend doing both, as the necklace creates more of a "neckline" where the straight-across elastic might have looked a little too casual for the wedding.