March 6, 2011
I normally wear a 4 or a 6, or a 42. I got this in a 42R as my back up dress. I'm nearly 5'8", and with my heels, I'm 5'11". It was the perfect length. I'm also very toned, and after having twins, sensitive to any kind of bulk around my waist. Even though I have zero percent belly fat, the pleating on this dress made me look too heavy in my hips. The model is standing a bit to the side, but I bet if she were standing straight forward, this dress wouldn't look that great. With that said, it's very drapey, and if you're very small in the waist and hips, the pleating might actually balance your figure. The quality of material and design is second to none. It's comfortable and gorgeous, and incredibly appropriate for your most elegant, high-end affair. I, however, went with my first choice dress and didn't wear this to my event.