November 15, 2012
This dress has just the right amount of sparkle! I received many compliments. :)
I ride and train horses, so I have pretty developed thigh muscles (my thighs are wider than my waist!). I also have relatively wide shoulders for my size. That being said, I couldn't wear a size 0 because I couldn't get the dress past my muscle-thighs or big shoulders, so I opted for the 2. There is no stretch to the dress, and the zipper is quite difficult, so I had to size up. Thanks for allowing users to get a backup size! I'm thinking this is more of a problem exclusive to people who are on the "musclebound/athletic" side of body types. The dress ended up a little loose in my waist and bust as a result, so I had to tape it to hold it up and wear a pretty padded strapless bra (the 0 would have worked better for me in these areas). My husband, my zIpper-upper, was not thrilled that there was no hook and eye at the top to assist in the zipping process. Even though the dress wasn't super-tight, the zipper was a bit ornery. Once I was actually in it and it was secured in place, the dress was awesome and comfy. I am not typically one to gravitate toward red dresses, but it was a fun way to deviate from the typical little black dress without being too over-the-top. It paired well with black accessories (black headband, necklace, black and silver bracelet, black shoes).