October 3, 2012
Beautiful! Attention-grabbing (but runs large)
The dress was gorgeous. The color was bright, and the sequins were stunning. In the model photo, it looks like the sequins are in stripes, but there's actually a pretty floral pattern hidden in the sequins (striking in real life, though subtle in photos).
I wore the dress to perform a song called "Art Is Calling for Me" for a voice recital. The song is a total diva showcase; it's all about how this woman wants to sing opera, be famous, and have people fawn over her. Naturally, I needed my wardrobe to be as flashy as the song, and this dress absolutely sold it for me. It would not have been the same show in any other dress.
I'm relatively slim around the waist but very curvy. I rented the dress in a size 4 and had planned to chose a size 6 as my back-up size, but I chose to make my back-up a size 2 after reading the other reviews. When the dress arrived, I discovered that it was incredibly loose, and the hemline actually fell below my knees if I wasn't careful. In hindsight, a size 0 would have probably been closer to the proper fit - and I haven't worn a size 0 in years (and I was at least 15 pounds lighter when I did).