August 26, 2012
All night, I received compliments from strangers, but the best by far was from my husband who isn't always the best at complimenting when I look nice. When I stepped off the elevator, he just stood there, mouth open. Best compliment ever!
I wore this dress to an outdoor wedding in RI August 2012. I felt gorgeous from the second I put it on. From the beautiful colors, to the soft lining, to the touchable exterior fabric...oh, and the twirling and swishing of the dress wasn't too shabby either... this dress redefined perfection.
I have very few bad things to say about this dress. Here are some things to consider. While I am usually an 8 dress, I had to wear a 10 because my boobs would not have been covered. Also, the waist is alot more fitted than you'd expect. So if you are like me and have a larger rib cage, size up.I have DD boobs and I found it a little more revealing than I normally like; so bigger boobed ladies, take this into account! If you are anywhere hot, this dress can get uncomfortable fast. My only complaint was how poorly the dress breathed, but what do you expect with layers of crinoline?
People were stopping me all night to compliment this dress. I was sad to return it! I wore it for 8 hours and it never looked crushed or anything. You probably don't need a bra with this dress, and as a funny note, when I attempted to wear spanx with this dress, it fit really poorly. When it was all said and done, this dress made me feel like a million bucks; total confidence booster.
For those of you who haven't used RTR before- The process was super easy, no hassles. I had the dressed shipped to our hotel and then the morning after the event, put both sizes in a USPS envelope they sent, and left it with the hotel to ship. Super easy! I was REALLY happy with how easy they made the process. The dress didn't need any steaming or prep!
Rent it. Feel like a goddess. Even the bride was jealous :P!