June 15, 2014
Lovely fabric and pattern, somewhat awkward fit
I LOVE the colors and pattern of this dress, and I'm pretty sure I got the right size but the fit was a little off. It probably should get 3.5 stars instead of 4 because of a few idiosyncrasies. The top was very baggy (though admittedly I'm somewhat small up there) but the waist and skirt were just right, so if I had gotten a smaller size it might not have fit. Maybe my torso was too short for this dress. Also, it was missing the belt that is supposed to come with it, but fortunately I noticed that in some of the other review photos and planned ahead, bringing a pearl-colored satin belt with me that worked pretty well as a replacement. It created some bunching in the back, but it looked good in the front! The dress would have been much more casual without the belt, so I'm glad I had a backup. The skirt is also quite long, so if I had worn this to the wedding reception instead of the rehearsal dinner, it might have been difficult to dance in. Not sure I would rent it again because of the awkward fit, but I'm glad I got to wear it once!