January 9, 2013
Never had so much fun walking into a room!
I originally wanted to order a blue dress, but asked my boyfriend which color stood out on me. He enthusiastically responded, "Red!”, one that I rarely ever wore because it seemed to be a go-to color for formal occasions. I pretended to dismiss the idea and showed him a few dresses in other colors I was "strongly considering", because I wanted to surprise him. When I saw this one, I loved it, so I placed the order after contacting a fit specialist, who told me it would be true to size. I only ordered the size she suggested, a 2R, and was well-pleased! It came with a few complimentary items and was well-packaged. Return instructions were simple. I wish I had better pictures to give a more accurate depiction of how the dress looked. I loved the rich red color; the material feels like jersey and has a slight sheen to it; it has ruching on the front and back from top to bottom, with a bit of give in the tummy area for those who might have a little extra. On my frame it fit like a glove (for those with the little extra, you may want to consider Spanx to be safe). I comfortably wore a strapless bra and seamless panties with no issue. It pays tribute--but not distastefully-- to those of us with a pronounced derriere; the cutout back added just enough spice without being overly revealing. When I put on my 4 1/2" heels (I am 5'3 and 3/4"), the hem ended just above the floor, which was exactly where I wanted it (to avoid tripping over the slight train and at the same time, it wasn't too short). When my boyfriend saw me, he couldn't stop the compliments. When we entered the New Year's Eve ball, I was constantly greeted with gasps of "Where did you get that dress?" "Can we take a picture together?" as well as silent stares, some a bit lengthier than my boyfriend would have appreciated ;-). I was able to dance the night away because the dress moved with and not against me. Of course, I told those who inquired about Rent the Runway..