June 26, 2016
Beautiful gown, runs large and unforgiving fit for small sizes
This is such a beautiful gown, with incredibly elegant stretch silk fabric and seaming. I was so excited to wear this to my husband's Air Force Officer's Ball, and was crushed when I received the two smallest sizes and both were too big to wear. Because of the way the top fits, and the seamed fit, if you are very petite in the chest, this might not fit right; the top needs to be filled out by your shoulders, bust, and ribcage for it to look right. I am pretty shortwaisted and actually don't have really narrow shoulders -- they are broader and a bit muscular (I'm a rock climber) -- but I could not have worn this gown. Got a decent replacement, but it wasn't nearly as elegant and I was bummed.