May 5, 2014
Classy and stylish
This was my backup dress for a somewhat conservative event where I was going to be onstage to receive an award, so was very worried about how I'd look. I'm short (which makes a lot of standard fit dresses look ill-fitted on me) and recently put some weight on, so I was nervous about renting anything without trying it on first. This was a great dress. The material is a little heavy, so it might be too much for warm weather or summer events. The ruching is very forgiving, though I had to adjust from time to time throughout the night. I'm between a 10 and 12 right now, and the 10 fit nicely, hugged the (right) curves and minimized the wrong ones. Not too long on my 5'3" frame with heels, but I think it'd be too long on anyone shorter than me, especially since it's a lot of material. The side slit wasn't a problem on me (reference my short height) but would be a bit racy for anyone over 5'5--but a nice touch to make an otherwise conservative dress sexy without looking trampy. Received lots of compliments, definitely stood out in the right way in a room of black dresses, and was told by my mom (my toughest customer) that I should buy this dress.