Mar 11, 2014
I felt really pretty in this fun dress!
Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a fabulous dress. I loved it. The rouching at the waist does make it difficult to zip (even when the dress is just on the hanger). I noticed this on my backup size, and another woman in my group rented the same style in another color and experienced this as well. I handled this by zipping it up over that tough point, then putting the dress on over my head, and zipping it the rest of the way from there.
I added a sheer shawl, which was fun to wear, and it helped with keeping my bra covered. Although it was tacked back (I find strapless bras ineffective for me), the straps were showing just a tad, so I felt better with the wrap. I would recommend having a criss-cross back bra with thin straps or a strapless for this dress, if you can wear one. Otherwise, be sure to have "fashion tape" on hand.
At 5'4", a 38DD, and typically at 20 at Lane Bryant, I found the 20WR was a great fit for me, wearing a slimmer underneath. My backup size was a 22WL, and it was VERY long, so I was glad the 20 fit! It's a comfortable dress that made me feel pretty and confident, and that helped make it a really fun night! In 2" heels, I was able to walk and dance easily without tripping.