August 3, 2013
Not my favorite, but definitely got the job done.
I rented this & had it shipped last minute to Chicago for a formal affair in connection with a conference I attended in February. It was actually 2 weeks before I wore the Red Badgley Mischka dress (if you happen to have read my other reviews). I took a picture of myself in it, but it is so dark I don't think it will help anyone make a decision about renting it. It fit, it was sexy, it was appropriate, but I wouldn't say I felt like I turned a million heads in it. It was a black cocktail dress and you know how black cocktail dresses are, if they aren't mind blowing fabulous they are average. We wear them because we always look thin, we always know it is a safe choice. I picked this dress because I literally had it shipped 2 days before I wore it & not much else was available. I gain a little weight in the winter (i'm normally 139-142, I was probably 147-150) & I thought it ran small, but that could be because I packed on a few pounds over the winter & not because it was snug. Therefore I am rating it 'true to size'. Not a showstopper, but a nice dress. If you're looking for the ultimate black cocktail dress go with Jenn's Jaguar Dress.