January 14, 2016
Too long for petite women
I wore this dress for New Year's Eve (2015/2016). This dress definitely runs very large - I'm extremely glad I saw that mentioned in another review because otherwise I think the dress would have been unwearable. I would even suggest going 2 sizes down, at least for your back-up size, if you are short. As it was, I went with one size down (6) for my order size and then one more size down for my back-up (4); I ended up wearing the back-up 4, but I think a 2 would have been a better fit. Overall, the fit was just okay on my curvy 5'3" frame. The length was definitely way too long. While the lace back is sexy, from the front, the hemline made the dress look almost matronly. I had to "hem" it with safety pins to make the length acceptable to me. (This did not work out that well; it was extremely short whenever I sat down.) I wore it with a very large, long necklace in the front to play it up, and I wore thigh high leather boots with bare legs below. I would probably not recommend this for petite women, but on a taller frame at the right size, perhaps it would be a very lovely dress. In my experience, this rental was just okay.