April 27, 2012
Alissa (one of the Rent the Runway stylists) recommended this to me, after I requested a recommendation for a Mad Men-themed wine tasting event I have coming up. It is a great pick, it's so Mad Men-esque! I just tried it on and it has a great, classic silhouette--I won't even need to add a whole lot of accessories to get that retro look I'm going for. It didn't have that much "hanger appeal" for me, but looks amazing when you put it on. I love Black Halo because they have form-fitting silhouettes that hug your curves in the right spots and look sexy while still being classy. However, don't let the form-fitting thing scare you--while it runs smaller than my other favorite brands (i.e. Marchesa Notte and Badgley Mischka), the fabric is still relatively forgiving and has some stretch, so it's still comfortable (and you can breathe!) My only minor quibble is that the zipper is a bit hard to run up and down, but for how I look in this, I'll deal with that. The arm holes are also loose on me. I love how it looks on me overall though. It makes my waist look so tiny. The photo actually doesn't quite do it justice, the best part of the dress is the neckline--it doesn't lie flat like the photo, but actually pops up a bit and has an interesting, origami-like look to it. I'm also not sure how it would look on shorter women. I'm 5'4" and on me, it hits right below my knee. It's a longer hemline than I'm used to, but since I'm trying to dress for a 1960s theme party, I don't mind because then it'll look more authentic (and dresses back then tended to be longer). Worth a look!