Nov 25, 2013
Being able to skip the mall on a holiday week!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was great, in theory. Some issues once it was on:
The material is beautiful, but it has a fair amount of stretch in it, and so I think it would have fit better had I gotten a smaller size. I am usually a size 4, which is what I ordered, but I think tighter fit would have been more flattering...as it was the looser fit of the 4 sometimes made some weird bunching in the middle of the dress.
This would also be a better fit on someone with a longer torso--I think I'm pretty average torso-length wise (I'm 5'3), and I found I had to do some temporary adjusting at the shoulder (fabric tape) and still had to keep tugging it down throughout the night.
Shorter girls be aware: on the model, the hem seems to hit mid-thigh, on me it hit at just above the knee. Finally, the dress looked pretty good in person, but in photographs the reflective nature of the fabric made for some weird, unflattering photos...especially with flash. The dress itself is beautiful and well made, and I think would be very flattering--on the right body type.
Also of note: The dress in the photograph looks like it has a a slit up the see-through back panel, with two small buttons bringing the back panels together in the middle. In reality, the dress just has a full zipper up the back, no button/clasp.