Aug 5, 2013
Great dress - but the reviews are correct - large bust area!
Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for an outdoor wedding. Since it would be outdoors, I was hoping to wear flats, so I rented the 4R. In case that would be too short to wear flats with, I also rented the 4L (and thought I could wear wedge heels, if I HAD to). I'm 5'10" and the 4R hit below my ankle around the top of my foot. I might have liked it a little longer, but it was more comfortable to wear flats and be able to dance all night than wear the Long and worry about tripping or my feet hurting in really high heels all night. The fabric was great for a hot day and it really stood out in the crowd.
As others stated, the colors in the dress are great. The waist fits as it should, but the bust is large. I fixed that problem by wearing the "add-two-cup-sizes" bra from VS and converted it to a criss-cross back, since another reviewer said she had problems keeping her straps covered all night. That filled out the bust of the dress without issue, but it still opened, so I just safety pinned the inside and the dress was fine.
If I would have been attending an indoor event, I would have worn heels with the Long, since it it was shorter than I liked. Note the Regular runs 58" from the shoulder! Also, this would be good as an early maternity dress, since the bottom is so full. But BEWARE! If you are tall and always have to lean forward or slouch to take photos with others this is NOT a good sloucher's dress to be photographed in! You will end up with a pregnancy pooch in the front in all your photos (which I found out AFTER seeing the one above). I looked really boxy in all the photos, but in person, it looked much better.
The mystery bling they sent was the Nicole Miller Accessories Star Light Star Bright bracelet. It looked fantastic with the dress, but be sure you have other gold-tone accessories! I had silver/platinum evening sandals, so I didn't end up wearing it because of the gold-tone. I am including a pic in the review anyway so you can see them together. It was a great look!