Mar 3, 2014
Beautiful color and flattering cut!
Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a black tie fundraising gala... I liked this dress a lot - the violet color is gorgeous, very much a dark blue-purple, and very flattering.I ordered my regular size and a size smaller for backup - I wore my regular size because it fit better in the bust, but fit easily into both (the fabric is very stretchy!). The dress does show a lot of cleavage, so if you're uncomfortable with that amount of skin and/or have a large chest, just be aware! If you have a smaller bust, however, I'd definitely size down as this dress has a ton of extra room in the waist/hips. I wore a strapless bra with a single halter strap for support, and used some dress tape on the edge of the neckline - it worked out great! I also found that the yoke of the dress was pretty big - and I have fairly broad shoulders - but I used some garment tape to tighten it up as well. Last thing, this dress was pretty short! I'm only 5' 5" and wore my lowest pair of heels (about 3 1/2") and the dress was about an inch or two off the floor. If you're any taller than I am and want to be able to wear high heels, I'd definitely recommend getting the longer length. All in all, this was a very pretty dress in a flattering cut and color, but it definitely had some fit issues. Not bad, but not a knockout.