Mar 20, 2012
I stood out since most women at the wedding wore LBDs. And I wasn't self conscious about my 30E bust! The best compliment I received was one of my husband's friends saying "Wow, you look amazing!"
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This was a gorgeous dress. The color is a deep turquoise/jade, the cowl draped beautifully, and the tiny pick ups on the sides are fun. I do have a few comments about the dress that aren't so positive, and some are just comparing the model's dress to the dress I received, but a bunch of it has to do with my being a 5'0" petite (and a 30E bust). So here goes.
The buttons are not laid out the same on the dress as on the model- the three buttons on the center back are actually two buttons set further apart. They are also a pewter tone, not matching the dress. They're also very hard to button and unbutton. I had to get my husband's help, and not because of the location on my back!
Overall wear: As I said, I'm petite. So take this with a grain of salt. The top fit me a bit weird, gaping at the arm holes. I used some fashion tape to affix the straps to my bra straps (yes, you CAN wear your regular bra with the dress!), and it was fine. The silk was gorgeous and soft, but it made the dress seem to twist around my body throughout the evening. Overall, though, it fit like a glove and I *LOVED* it.
Drape: Use fashion tape to tape the cowl to the top of your bra cups. It'll keep the cowl from draping open too much if you lean over.
Overall, it was a gorgeous dress. It fit me phenomenally well, considering the fit issues because of my stature.