April 30, 2013
I didnt end up wearing this dress (used my second option instead - thank god I ordered a back-up)!
The top of this dress runs large, so consider sizing down - I am used to this given my pear-shaped figure, but I took a chance on ordering my regular dress size and it just didn't work for me. I'm not sure I could have worn a size smaller, because I needed the extra room in the hips, so may be better for a straighter figure, or just a larger bust. Also, note that the pattern didnt drape the way it's shown in the picture (curving down from the waist, creating a flattering silhouette), but instead sort of curved up, creating a "smiley face" effect around the waist with the white band - not a very flattering look. This, again, could have been because the top was loose and not sitting as high as it needed to, but that was what ultimately made me decide not to wear it.