Aug 23, 2013
Eye-catching color, flowing gown!
Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was attending a black-tie gala, so needed a formal gown. I had looked at my favorites for months, and this was actually a last-minute change of heart. I was going to wear a black gown, but then felt like a brighter one would be better for me. I read that this one ran a bit big, so I asked for the 12R and the 10L. I am tall, and wear very high heels, so I was concerned about length. I hate when floor-length dresses hit above my shoes. I tried the 12R dress on, and while it went on fine (zipper did stick), I could tell that I had room to spare. I tried the 10L on, and it fit like an absolute glove. Wasn't tight, just fit well across my ribcage, and didn't have trouble zipping it up at all. There is a LOT of flowing fabric on the bottom half, so much that I felt like I was floating across the floor when I walked. The L was definitely LONG, with the fabric just hitting the floor when I wore my 5" heels (black, couldn't ever see them anyway). I kept picking the dress up a little when I walked, simply to avoid possibly stepping on it (though it would have likely been ok had I not picked it up...just felt so long! haha). I had to stand quite straight because of the length, though; had I slouched at all, the hem would have dragged.
The armholes were close-fitting, but not uncomfortable, and the cummerbund-like sash really gave me an hourglass look. I wore a regular bra, but did need a little strap holder in the back to make it more racerback style so as not to see the straps. Overall, LOVED this dress! Got a TON of compliments!