May 1, 2015
"You win the prize for the most gorgeous dress in the room!"
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Many of these reviews say that you cannot wear this if you are pale - FALSE. As you can see in my pictures, I am as pale as they come, but my skin has cool undertones (I have blue eyes and ash-brown hair), which meant that this color (which I think of as a medium-chartreuse color) was amazing on me. I am almost always a 6, occasionally an 8, and am a bosomy, curvy gal - I wear a 34F, and have a 28" waist. The 6 fit like it was made for me - so much so that I got multiple questions on if it was actually made for me. I tried on the 8, but it was pretty loose in the waist and legs, which made the dress look frumpy and matronly. In the 6, I looked sexy, but not "$10 a dance" sexy.
Busty gals need not be afraid - just wear a well-made strapless bra (read: not Target) and some Spanx (I wore the shorts ones) and everything will be alright. I couldn't believe how comfortable it was, either - the lining is baby-soft and the lace and netting didn't scratch my usually-sensitive skin. I was able to sit, stand, walk around, and eat an enormous meal, without feeling the slightest discomfort.
I could not believe how many compliments I got in this - literally dozens. Men and women alike approached me all night long to tell me how gorgeous I looked and to ask me about my dress. In fact, when I stood up for my award, I heard a group of nearby people say, "Oh my God, look at her dress!" and crane their necks to look at it. I've included a picture of it close-up, to show the detail, and further away.
Don't hesitate to rent this bad boy. It's even better in person, and incredibly easy to wear. The worst part of the rental was having to say goodbye to it this afternoon. Thanks, Rent the Runway - I'll be back!