January 18, 2016
Demure elegance with a little sparkle
I rented this dress to tape the national pledge breaks for Downton Abbey on PBS, so I had very specific needs--I couldn't have anything low cut, white or black or patterned. I needed a way that a microphone could be clipped on, so nothing backless, and I wanted sleeves because of personal preference. To say that this was limiting would be an understatement! This dress fit the bill--I sized up because I had a 1-inch thick microphone pack on my back, but otherwise, the 4R would probably have worked. The only thing that I would have changed was that the ruching across the tummy, while flattering when standing around, looked wrinkled on camera. I, and more importantly, my producer, was happy with this dress!