March 10, 2013
Felt like a million dollars in this dress!
I wore this dress to a black tie gala and felt so beautiful in this dress. I love the color and style. I normally range b/t a 6 and an 8 (American designers) dress size; I ordered the 38 and 40 (both regular length). The 38 didn't zip up when it got to my bust area, luckily the 40 fit and felt like a glove, flattering but not skin tight. It hugs in all the right places and covers any stomach you want to hide- I didn't even wear spanx or pantyhose with this dress! I am a 34D so not wearing a bra was NOT an option, haha. As other ladies mentioned, the bra area has no boning or real support, it has pads (they are not sewn in, so when I first tried it on, they were folded on the inside so had to fix that but then they stayed put) but the pads add no support if you're well endowed in the bust area. I wore a backless, strapless bra by "Fashion Forms" for $40 that I got at a department store. It definitely helped keep everything in place and no worrying about sagging or flashing anyone while dancing! I was initially worried about the length (b/c I am only 5"3 I almost never wear long gowns, but I only wore 2" heels and this gown wasn't dragging on the floor but my feet were still covered- perfect! I would definitely recommend this gown to anyone who wants to feel special and stand out in a sea of black dresses! If this dress had more support in the bust area, I would rate it 5 stars; it all ended up working perfectly but I did have to buy a special bra to wear with this. Rent the Runway is awesome and I will definitely be using them for my next event!