Aug 31, 2013
Tons of compliments!
Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for my prom about two months ago, and as soon as I walked in I started getting tons of compliments on it. However, throughout the course of the night it proved to be a little less glamorous than it looks on the model.
This is my own assessment and is contradictory to the assessments of my friends and family, but I thought the dress made me look /huge/. Granted I'm not the most toned person on the face of the Earth, but I'm hardly fat either. In this dress, I felt ginormous. There's a lot of emphasis on the arms, and mine are a little flubby which I thought gave me the appearance of a fat girl in a skinny minny dress.
Secondly, the sequins completed scratched up the underside of my arms. By the end of the night, my arms were red and bumpy, and that didn't go away for about three days after the event. The discomfort started about twenty minutes it, too, so for the bulk of the event I was uncomfortable.
Fortunately, despite appearances, the dress breathes really well. I wasn't hot or sticky at all during the event, and it flowed really nicely around my ankles which kept my legs cool. I wore this with heels that were about 1.5" high, which was perfect for the length of the dress on me.
All things considered, I doubt I would rent this again.