August 8, 2014
The OMG WOW dress
This was a last-second replacement for a dress I originally ordered but came back to RTR from a previous customer damaged. I have never been happier with a Plan B in my life, because this dress is fabulous. It's very contemporary/modern/edgy/sleek/clean/minimalist, so if that is your aesthetic, this is the right dress for you. If you like Tibi, Topshop, Stella McCartney, or Solace London, you'll like this. The cutouts are risque, and it dips pretty low in the back, so only wear it to an event where you won't be hanging out with your parents or chatting up someone's grandma. I wore it to a college friend's wedding that wasn't technically "black tie" or "black tie optional", but the bride told me it was fancier, and the bridesmaids were going to wear floor-length dresses. The fabric is a medium-thick quality silk with some sheen to it, so it's definitely on the more formal side.
Though I'm a true 6, I ordered an 8R because it's all that was left. I think the 6 would have fit just fine, because the 8 gave me some extra room in the hips. But luckily the 8 worked too. The dress is looser on top, especially the overlayer (the bra-like piece is a separate underlayer), so the 8 gapped a little on the sides. And the back dipped lower than the 6 would have (see 3rd photo). Lengthwise, the dress is cut slightly higher in front, with almost a little train in back. With heels on, the front of the 8R did not touch the ground, but the back dragged on the ground a bit. I just picked up the back as I walked, which you have to do in any maxi dress or skirt anyway. The bra-like piece is very minimal, and though it covered my B-cup chest, you can catch a glimpse of "under boob". I imagine it is best for small-chested women, and might not contain anything above a B cup.