November 11, 2012
Very formal yet comfortable and easy to wear.
First I have to acknowledge the folks at RTR for getting a dress out to me amidst flooding, power outages and general tragedy and hardship across New York and the entire Northeast after Hurricane Sandy. It is just a dress, after all, and I certainly could have gone without. Thanks for your efforts, and I hope everyone on your team is recovering.
On to the dress, then.
This dress was my backup, as I really was thinking I wanted to wear the Badgley Mischka Putting on the Ritz sequin dress, which I also ordered in an 8R, but the fit was off; that dress was simply too big and looked very baggy. This Carmen Marc Valvo, however, fit like a dream for the most part, with the sole exception that the shoulder straps did have a tendency to slide down. (If I were less busty, this dress might have been a bit too big as well, although I did not find it too big over the abdomen and hips. It was very comfortable; not too tight.) I wore about 2 inch heels, and the dress fell perfectly just about the ground . . . if I were any shorter, I think it would have dragged. Overall, I was very happy to wear the dress, and felt good in it.