July 2, 2014
Didn't wear this one, but wanted to share for ladies of similar size.
I am 5'2" and dresses typically run a bit long, but this one was crazy long. I'm glad it was the backup! In the picture I have on 3.5" heels and there's still 3-6" of dress on the floor (it was even longer in the back than what you see in the photo). I had bought some fashion tape for hemming, since it's a typical must, but this dress was way too thick and heavy to make that option work. As everyone seems to mention, it was a really heavy dress, like heavy enough to make me glad I had something lighter on for dancing. It would have been torturous to wear in high heat, so save this choice for an air conditioned venue. The plus was, though, that it was made very well, and even with the lace I didn't worry about it getting damaged had I worn it (the lace was thick and heavy too). The size 4 was too big (and I had just finished dinner before trying on so I'd know if it would be comfortable after a meal), the size 2 was still a better fit, though it was a tad snug. I'll be honest, this dress was stunning, but for my frame I couldn't have made it work without having it hemmed (which I think RTR offers in some areas, but it never would have worked with my rental schedule). Too bad, it had the potential to be a show stopper.