November 16, 2015
My size was unavailable, and the back-up was too big
I rented this dress in a size 2 and 4. Based on the other reviews, I guessed that the 2 would have been the correct size, but I ordered a size larger just in case. The size 2 was unavailable at the last minute. I received the size 4 and it was much too big for my frame. The weight of the dress is much heavier than I imagined, and the crochet on top is lovely, but thick. The cut and fabric of this dress is VERY conservative. I'm slender and in my 30s, and this dress should be well fitted to your frame, otherwise it can appear very matronly. I think if I was 20 years older, I could have worn the size 4 as is. The fabric is nice and stretchy, so I would recommend ordering a size smaller than your usual size, and allowing the dress to stretch to hug your curves. For my comfort level, I think the size 2 would have been a winner. I didn't end up wearing this as a result, I just pulled something out of my own closet last minute.