August 8, 2014
Gorgeous, but couldn't wear
I ordered a size 8L based on reviewers' comments early on, when not many people had reviewed yet. To summarize: a 5'5" woman said the 6R was too short with heels on. And the bodice looked tight around the tummy. So I went up one size from my normal 6, and ordered an 8. The 8 was PERFECT in the bodice. The 6 would have been too tight around the ribcage, and the 8 gave a nice drapey look to the top. However, since I'm 5'5", the 8L was WAY too long. Even with my highest 5 inch heels on, the bottom hem pooled around my feet and dragged across the floor. I could have safety-pinned that, though. The bigger problem was the crotch: the 8L is made longer THROUGHOUT, not just in the legs. So the crotch fell about 6 inches below my natural crotch (see 3rd photo). In hindsight, I think the 8R would have been perfect.