Jul 29, 2013
Beautiful dress, but they're not kidding about fitted. Wear spanx.
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Okay, to explain the "other", I bought, not rented, this dress. If I buy something I'm not just going to wear it once.
The way the sleeve is set up, you can barely move your arm. Not bad if all you're doing is eating or the like, but if you like dancing or giving hugs or even have to lift something above your head you're S.O.L. This is very much a "Sit there and look pretty" kind of dress in that regard. If you get it and are even a little self-conscious about your body, wear spanx or something with a similar purpose. It shows EVERYTHING. I'm not fat (or pregnant) and I had someone ask when the baby was due.
Negatives aside, it is a gorgeous dress. If it weren't for the sleeve, it would be a decent dancing dress because it hugs without constricting. It's great for larger-chested women. I'm a 34 H and there was room for them. However, you don't have to be large-chested to wear it... My roommate and I wear a similar size and she's a more... um... normal (c-d, not sure exact) size, and it fit her beautifully (let her try it on because she thought it was pretty and I wanted to see if it would work on her too).
Overall, I'm glad I bought it. Definitely worthwhile.