February 1, 2016
This is a great dress! Loved it.
I ordered this in an 8 regular, and wanted to get a 6 as a backup size, but unfortunately that size was booked - so ordered a 4 as a backup. As I had expected, the 4 was much too small, but the 8 was a little too roomy in the bust area. The bust on the 4 would have worked better, if I could have zipped the dang thing up! I think the 6 would have been perfect. Point of all of this is, I read the reviews, and I really think that the issue with the top being too low cut, reported by so many users, is only going to be the case if you have a smaller cup size (A-B) OR if you get a generous size. The reviews about sequins scratching under your arms - THAT issue isn't going to apply if you get a generous size. In the 8, I didn't notice it at all, but even trying on the 4, it was scratchy under there. I used fabric tape (I wear a 36D) and did not wear a bra. I LOVED this dress. I am a little heavier than I usually am, having put on a few pounds over the holidays, and it looked pretty, while camoflauging my tummy. It was comfortable - I stood on a chair to catch beads from passing parade floats, and danced until 1 a.m. I received several compliments (from total strangers/people not in my party) and my boyfriend loved it. This dress is amazingly versatile in terms of body shape and size, as well as age of the wearer - I think it is like "the sisterhood of the traveling pants" dress (: Just remember it is popular for that reason! I attended a Mardi Gras ball with over 2,000 guests and I saw two other women in the same dress - although they were wearing the gold version, thankfully. This was my first RTR experience and it was great.