August 23, 2012
classic black dress with a twist
This was a really nice-looking and comfortable dress. It's a classic LBD with a more modern strap and fit. I ordered for a wedding in both the 8 and the 10 - I recently lost about 15 pounds and was hoping to fit into the 8. The 8 fit surprisingly well, even around my chest, but I was nervous with all of the eating and drinking I'd be doing at the wedding, and felt I'd be more comfortable late into the night in the 10. Previous reviews are correct in recommending that you use fashion tape to hold the strap on your shoulder; it began to slip down very quickly. However, I had read all the reviews and so I had tape on hand. The dress itself is clean and elegant, and can either be dressed up or dressed down very easily. That being said, there is a big exposed silver zipper on the back, so make sure you like those kinds of bold details before you order. I have two main gripes. One is probably an issue on every one of these dresses that RTR has - the fabric on the skirt portion of the dress wrinkled very, very easily - luckily I was able to steam it in between the ceremony and reception with some help from the hotel shower! It wrinkled up pretty quickly again, though. Second, in my specific dress, the boning had ripped through the dress and was sticking into my ribs. I almost went back to the 8 for this reason, but I ended up wrapping it in bandaids for the night and I was okay. Overall, a beautiful, comfortable, classy dress.