January 23, 2013
Gorgeous color and comfortable dress.
The pros: The color on this dress is amazing. Its a very beautiful blue that I have not seen before. The dress is also well-made, tailored, and very comfortable on. While it is silk and has no give, I found that it flared out at the correct part of my waist so I didn't feel constricted the entire night. This led to a bit of a billowing effect that, in some of my photos, made me look pregant (I'm not, so that's a con).
Cons: As another RTR reviewer mentioned, this dress arrives unpressed and very wrinkled. Per that reviews advice, I attempted to iron it myself with a cool iron and failed. Due to some unforseen travel, I was unable to get it pressed before the day of my event and so (after my unsuccessful attempt with the iron) I found myself begging a local dry cleaner to press it. No small feat on MLK day. They did so with beautiful results. So I would recomment planning some lead time to ensure its pressed. Other small issues: The lining seemed to show a bit on the bottom and there was a deodorant stain on the right armpit. Small issues that did not detract from the overall effect of the dress once pressed, but these, together with the need to press the dress upon arrival, led me to subtract one star.
BRACELETS: The antiqued crystal bracelet I ordered for eight days and it coordinated with both work outfits and the more formal dress. The crystal cambon pearl bracelet I received as part of the "Mystery bling" that I ordered. I had ordered and worn both before and they fit the bill nicely. Sparkly without being overstated.