December 10, 2012
Va-VOOM. Old Hollywood glamour
This is a fabulous dress that made me feel fabulous all night. I wore it to our black-tie holiday party for work, and I got a million compliments. I felt like a movie star all night. I ordered British sizes 6R and 8R, US equivalent 2R and 4R. I went with the 4R for two reasons (1) the 2R was a skosh too short with my heels, and (2) I thought the 2R hugged my hips a little too closely.
A few other notes: (1) The material is a super soft, stretchy silk jersey, so it is very comfortable, but it also shows every detail. I wore footless spanx underneath, and you could even see the seam that runs up the front! I added a seamless half slip on the bottom, which smoothed everything out. However, if you're trying to hide anything, this isn't the dress for you (except maybe your calves and ankles). (2) Invest in a NuBra, the material is too thin to go braless unless you have absolutely nothing on top. (3) This dress clings and definitely emphasizes your curves. The shape on bottom is more mermaid than A-line (i.e., it is fitted below the hips a little bit, though not quite to the knee).