October 16, 2016
I can finally free my closet of old gowns no longer worn!
I selected this dress for a formal dinner/dance, knowing that I needed something with the right length that would allow for an evening of ballroom dancing. Although I love the glamorous look of floor-length dresses, they’re difficult to manage with lots of waltz/tango/fox-trotting. Given that challenge, I decided to select the “regular” length despite the fact that I am 5’9” tall. I would normally wear size 4-6 in pants and 8-10 in dresses depending on how much room the garment provides through the shoulder/ribcage area. I ordered the 8R with the 10R as back-up and ended up wearing the 10R to give a bit more length in the torso. The dress was comfortably stretchy and figure-hugging without feeling clingy. I wore 2.5” heels, and the length was fine for dancing - I just needed to be aware of the slightly longer train on the dress. This was my first RTR experience, and it was very positive. I will be reserving another dress for my next event in November.