November 4, 2015
This dress was a perfect for my last-minute Halloween costume.
I rented this dress for a Halloween party where my boyfriend went as Donald Trump and I as Miss Universe. Scary stuff y'all. Anyway. Although this dress was pretty basic in terms of shape, the color is gorgeous. If you're looking for a dress that is almost guaranteed to fit and don't have time to have any wardrobe failures, this is the one. I'm 5'10" and carry most of my weight in my posterior, bust, and hips and didn't need to wear a bra, Spanx, control top underpants, medieval underpinnings, a girdle, or anything. Just some good old cotton panties. Also I'm very tall, bordering on Amazonian, and I didn't need to order the L. Even while wearing 3" heels, it was the perfect length. While the 12 R was definitely easier to zip up, but I ended up wearing the 10R because it fit my chest better. I didn't think I would need assistance with the zipping, but I absolutely did. It's sort of like the episode of 30Rock where Liz Lemon thinks she doesn't need someone to drive her back from her oral surgery appointment, but Jack ends up picking her up because she is talking to a potted plant in the waiting room. The zipper is that infuriating. All that said, I received many sincere compliments, Instagram hearts, and Facebook comments from both friends, relatives, and people I haven't seen since journalism camp in high school on the dress. This was my first RTR experience after watching many of my more style-inclined coworkers use it, and it was seamless.