August 27, 2015
The dress was sent to me after the original dress I ordered for our engagement photos was returned damaged. The dress is a really beautiful deep blue (deeper than the photo on the model) and fits like a typical Herve. I have worn or tried on 5 other Herve's from RTR and have always worn an XS and this one was no different, the XS is very comfortable and I'd say it runs true to size. That said, I would say that it is middle of the road to tight on the scale of XS's I've tried on, so I would recommend sizing up for your back up size. The only caveat to this is the cap sleeves which are a little loose, so if you have to size up, you may need to use fashion tape on those to keep them in place.
The dress itself is really pretty. I am a thin person but I have that "arm pit fat" that a lot of women have regardless of their size. Unfortunately (or "fortunately", depending on how you look at it ;) ) my hair is hiding this in the photo, but, due to where the cap sleeves attach in the front of this dress, a little bit of my arm pit was visible on the outside of the sleeve, which drew a lot of attention to that area of my body. I still think the dress is super cute and flattering overall - just something to keep in mind if arm pits are a problem area for you like they are for me :). I would still highly recommend this dress (and most other Herve's). Beautiful!