June 2, 2014
Cool dress for the right occasion
I rented this dress as a backup because it looked intriguing and I thought it would either be the coolest, most unique dress ever, or look like Scarlett O'Hara's curtain dress. One I tried it on it was somewhere in the middle. Did not end up wearing it, though.
Fit was fine. I am normally a 4, which translates to a 42, and it fit perfectly in the bodice. The skirt, as other reviewers mentioned, is poofier than it looks in the picture. If you have any butt action in the back, it will look like you have a bustled skirt. As a tall girl with a long torso, length was nice, but anyone under 5'6" definitely should not rent.
In person, the fabric is cool but very shiny. The pegasus (pegasuses?) are silver, and their wings are made from a sparkly silver material which was a bit much and is not clear from the photos. I was going to wear this for a rehearsal dinner for a formal wedding but I felt uncomfortable that this dress would look like I was trying to overpower the bride. It definitely makes a statement.
Also, on my particular dress, one strap was just a bit longer than the other (maybe 3/4"), so it made the fit look off and the dress look cheaper.
On the whole, consider renting if you are tall, have a small butt, and you're not afraid to stand out at the party.