January 23, 2012
Matching my date's outfit to this stunning dress!
Rented the size small for a winter ball and got the medium as a backup size (would usually choose a size down as my backup, but other reviews pushed me towards getting the M). The small fit perfectly- I didn't even try on the medium.
The dress is extremely good quality- it has a nice, heavy weight to it but stretches easily to fit over curvy hips, etc. The XS might have fit me in the bust better, but would have probably been too tight on the hips and too short on my 5'10" frame.
I wore the dress with one bra strap in a "racer back" fashion, which worked well. Strapless would have worked fine too, but I liked having one strap to hold the bra up.
Overall, the dress was beautiful and I received compliments all night. I wore it with silver heels, no necklace, and a large black and diamond cuff, which worked well.
I felt great in it all night, from sitting down at a long dinner to dancing at a grad student ball. I was sad to send it back today and wouldn't be surprised if I rent it again!