September 1, 2015
LOVED this dress. Perfect for my gold-themed 28th birthday party. I wish I owned it!
I loved this dress! I felt like a goddess. I wore it for my "golden" 28th birthday weekend. I wore it to a party at my apartment, and then out to a few bars in Boston. It hit a sweet spot where it's definitely dressy, but you could also get away with just wearing it out to a nice dinner or drinks at an upscale place.
I'm a pear shape, which isn't the greatest body shape for this dress, but a good corset helped me pull it off. I usually wear a 4 or a 6, depending on how tight a dress is on the bottom (upsize for my hips). I expected to wear this in a 44, but I ordered the 42 just in case... and I'm glad I did! The 44 was much too large in the bust (I'm a 32C/D). There was no way I could get away with it. Even in the 42, I had to use some "chicken cutlets" to fill out the cups. The 42 was a wee bit tight on my hips, but it worked out ok. The length was totally fine for me (past my fingertips), but then again, I'm 5'3 with short legs.
I was pleasantly surprised that the sequins didn't scratch under my arms. The quality of the dress was fantastic. I highly recommend it!