Jan 4, 2014
Stunning dress, slightly impractical
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Appearance: This dress is absolutely stunning. I looked like a million bucks when I tried it on. Vibrant gold color balanced with black undertones. Sewn so that delicate creases lie just so.
Fit: I couldn't put it on by pulling it over my head since the hem circumference was smaller than my hip circumference, so I tried stepping into it, which worked for getting the dress 95% on. It fit like a glove in size 8, and despite being pretty flexible, I could not get the zipper up the last 4 inches- not because it was too small, but because the dress fit so close that there was literally no wiggle room to pull the back fabric up a few inches to zip it. I considered asking someone to zip me up, but then I realized that even if that worked, I would need someone to unzip then re-zip the dress if I had to go to the bathroom during the evening, since, again, the hem circumference was smaller than my hip circumference. Perhaps I would've had better luck if I had ordered my backup size in 10 and not 6.
Conclusion: I wore my backup dress instead, which was fine since the NYE parties I went to ended up being on the more casual side. I might try this dress again in size 10. Though this dress is fairly true to size, it fits so closely that your backup size should be the next one up. Or make sure that you have a buddy to unzip and re-zip as needed.