October 7, 2015
Beautiful dress, needed a little hemming
This dress is really flattering and extremely comfortable. My boyfriend and mom were "unimpressed" when I showed them the photo of what I rented & even when they saw the dress on the hanger. Luckily, I knew better. The subtle pattern on the dress makes it look really nice and not plain at all. The one shoulder fit perfectly - I have a small bust & am too annoyed by strapless dresses to even consider them so this was perfect for me. The only thing is that the dress is a little large around the mid section and also a little long. When I first tried it on I was annoyed that the fabric bunched in the midsection when I walked around (everything above the band stayed in place and was perfect). I bought some hemming tape and brought up the bottom of the dress at least 2 inches, the length of the slit, and that made it look a lot more flattering (& young) and also made it a bit tighter, alleviating some of the bunching. I think if the dress came in a 4 it probably would have been perfect for me... I wear a 6 in most work dresses and pants but sometimes formal wear I need a 4 so I'm not very surprised by this. I opted for grey and black BCBG heels and simple jewelry since I felt the dress did most of the work. I wore large silver/diamond studs and a silver bracelet, seriously no necklace needed. I would definitely rent this again.