Jan 10, 2014
Great color but size UP for curves, esp hips.
Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
My mistake was betting on the wearers who said this ran large. If you have an athletic figure or otherwise can't fill out a low V neck, it may seem large in the bust, but it is NOT large throughout. I wear a 12 at Ann Taylor, a 14 most other places, but a 16 in many designers. Because of the many comments that this ran large, I chose size 12/14. The neckline was fine, but the shell didn't stretch although the mesh sequined overlay did; that meant the sequined mesh rode up but the shell did not, and inches of the shell were visible at the hem below the sequins. The sequined mesh also puckered in the back at the shoulders. Also, the mesh that is the basis for the sequins is very fragile, and was not holding up well after previous wears. Some of the mesh had broken and the loose threads needed to be tied off. I wore it because I was traveling for NYE and had a too-casual back up outfit. The color and ombre was beautiful, and I got compliments from people who saw me sitting or didn't look down at the hem; but I was lamenting that I didn't just go for the 16. Also, the sequins run high under the arms and after the NYE champagne wore off, I realized the skin there was raw/red, as other commenters have noted