February 26, 2012
Not as special as it looks
I was very excited about renting this dress for a silent auction fundraiser event...I loved the idea of the illusion waist. It reminded me of the Stella McCartney number that Kate Winslet wore a few months back.
The fit of the dress was fine and as expected. I guess overall my feelings toward the look of the dress was a bit lukewarm at best. Even my husband commented that it was his least favorite of my rentals thus far, he just felt the dress looked a bit ordinary and boring, not really anything that stood out.
So other than the general comment that this is not a real show-stopping and special dress, some more specific critiques include that I felt the white seemed rather yellow and dingy on both my first choice and backup size dress, also, as with any fully sequined dress, wearing it can get a bit uncomfortable due to scratching around the hemlines. Additionally, my backup size was oddly stretched out on one side at the neckline, which luckily did not affect me since I wore my first choice size, but had I needed that size instead I would not have been able to wear it with how the stretching changed the fit and look of the dress.
Another point you may want to make note of if you are planning on renting this dress, is that you must pull it on over your head to put it on, so you have to do all your hair and make-up while wearing the dress, or you could mess up all your beauty efforts.