July 17, 2014
Overall, a comfortable dress, but tough to call it "pink".
I'm 5'6" and typically a dress size 6-8. I wore the 8R with a 2.5" heel and was a little disappointed to find that is was just a smidgin too short. At the event I wore it to (where I was required to wear a pink dress) I got several comments questioning the color. In daylight, the pink is fair, but visible. Indoors or at night, however, beige is a more accurate description. While the dress was comfortable to wear, one could easily tell how well-worn it was from it's former wearers. I typically shy away from brocade fabrics because they have a very short lifespan, often fraying if they are worn too many times. And that's exactly what I saw when first looking at the fabric. Approximately a foot away, you can see how damaged the fabric is. Fortunately, at night, and from a far, the damage is unnoticeable. At the end of the day, the dress did it's job. But I just wish it could have wowed me a little more.