May 15, 2013
A classy dress for law school graduation
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The neckline of this dress looks just as classy in person as it does in the photo, and the dress fell right where I had hoped at my knees, so with the chic cut of the dress and the bold color, I definitely felt well dressed for my graduation.
However, the dress had some strange cons - I go between a 4 and a 6 based on the designer, but I tried on both sizes in this dress and neither fit quite right. I went with the 4, but the lining isn't made from the same stretchy material as the dress, and I actually found it hard to take very large steps. This was kind of a problem for graduation, Also, the sleeves were very restrictive and I couldn't even raise my arm all the way. Trying to raise it half way even hurt. And the neckline, though gorgeous, keeps its shape with a boning. Unfortunately, the size 4's boning was kind of wonky, so that one side kind of bent forward awkwardly. I tried using an iron to heat it into submission, but it didn't work. As for the 6 - it was easier to walk in, but the sleeves were still a problem, and the stomach area was actually a bit baggy. On the upside, nobody knew the size 4 was difficult to wear, so I still looked great for my event, but I'd definitely caution other renters about these elements of the dress, in case their event may be more active.