Jan 2, 2014
Holy Sparkles, Batman!
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I really enjoyed this fun and flirty dress although, since I wore it for New Year's Eve, there were multiple good-natured jokes made about how I looked like the Times Square ball. It is very, very...shiny. Possibly reflective. :o) What I loved, though, is that it's not tacky, the way a lot of sequins can look. Plus, there are flecks of black in the sequins (you can't quite see that in the RTR photo) amid the silver, copper and gold,
I uploaded two photos to offer two ways you can wear this. I DID NOT wear the black crinoline look, although I adored the way the crinoline brought out the black and gave it a ladylike, retro 1950s flare. Had we been going anywhere old school, I'd have done this in a minute, if only to wear the crinoline from my wedding again. I DID wear it without the crinoline, with copper peep-toe shoes, which set off the exposed back zipper nicely. (Tiara courtesy of RTR for NYE). I also wore the Nicole Miller Star Light Bracelet with it (a personal accessory rental favorite of mine, rented so often I ought to ask for a rent-to-own agreement...the bracelet is perfect for nearly anything, fyi)
The dress was a trifle small in the bust. If I raised my arms too high above my head, you could see a bit of the side of my bra. That small detail aside, this is a tremendously fun dress. It's very easy to wear and quite comfortable. The waist and bust lines are flattering and I love the flare in the hips, wonderful for any pear-shaped gals. One small nitpick: there was a sequin just under the left arm pit of the dress that was stuck into the seam, with a sharp exposed edge. I had no way to clip it off and it kept digging into my arm all night. I wound up with a scratch, which was no fun. Otherwise, I felt very pretty, received several compliments, and would recommend this highly.