December 3, 2015
Beautiful but Tight
I rented this for a wedding. I ended up wearing the other style that I rented, but this dress was BEAUTIFUL. The color is so amazing - kind of between chartreuse and mustard, I'd call it a green-gold, but it appears different in different lighting. I'm very, very fair, I have peach-toned skin, with blonde hair and brown eyes, and it looked great on me. This dress was very fitted, but very flattering. I did feel the need to wear Spanx, and a strapless bra was a must. This dress does have a little bit of stretch, but if you are between sizes or unsure, I would wear a larger size up for some extra breathing room, especially if you are going to an event where you might be moving around a lot. I actually put this on and was wearing it around until about 20 minutes before we had to leave. It was uncharacteristically warm and humid that day, and with nude tights, Spanx, underwear, and bra, I was getting really warm and feeling confined, while the other dress required neither Spanx nor a bra. If it had been colder, or if I had the 14 on hand, I would have worn it.
P.S. The beading and sequins are definitely gold, and this dress looks great with a lot of different colors. The only thing I would NOT pair with it would be royal blue or tan, but it looked great with blackberry, deep teal, baby pink, magenta, peach, black, navy, and bright orange - it was very hard to decide what shoes to wear!