November 26, 2012
The dress was sexy, sweet, and fun, and overall RTR experience was great!
I LOVED this dress. The color is super vibrant reddish tangerine, so I was glad I had a little color to my skin. I got the 8 and 10, and while the 8 fit, it did squish my boobs awkwardly. The 10 fit perfectly and I could wear a normal bra, which is a huge plus for us busty ladies. The dress appears to be cinched in at the waist in the pictures, but it actually has a drop waist, a la 20's style dresses. I generally detest that cut, which tends to look like a sack on us curvy or hourglass shaped ladies. However, with the belt, it fit great and did not hang awkwardly. The fabric is adorable eyelet lace that makes it perfect for summer/spring or daytime. I'd totally wear this with chocolate brown short boots and a jacket during fall though! The dress is good enough quality that you could definitely wear it to a daytime, casual wedding, especially one with a rustic theme, but I think more people will probably rent this for a more casual event.
I got this to wear for a brunch after a wedding, but ended up wearing it later for dinner out with friends. I love bright colors, so I rocked this with purple satin wedges and a great purple and orange-red bangle I found at Forever21. If you're a little more hesitant with colors, it'd look great with tan wedges and gold accessories. I wore basic makeup with just a bit of brown eyeliner and a glossy lip. I looked great, and got tons of compliments. It especially flattered my bust, much to the joy of my boyfriend, but the girlish cut and fabric kept it from looking skanky. I wore it with my hair down and curly, fitting the more casual fun look of the dress.
Overall I had a great experience and was sad to see the dress go. Rent this dress and you will stand out while still maintaining beguiling innocence ;)