December 8, 2010
First off: This dress is NOT AT ALL what it looks like in the pictures. The delicate "mesh" detail on the bottom is more like netting, akin to something one would use to fence chickens into their yard. It does not extend straight down the end of the dress either, but rather bends up and in and curls in strange ways. I was extremely disappointed.
Also: Note that this is "wool FAILLE." The picture makes it appear a bit woolen, which is what I expected as I merely glanced over the product details.
The dress bells out in the skirt MUCH more than in the picture, as well. Honestly, it made my hips look a bit deformed, like how the dresses of the 18th century French aristocracy overly accentuated the hips. I kept my hands in the pockets the entire night simply so the dress would lie normally (as it does in the picture).
This dress also runs small, as I always (and I mean always) wear a size 6, and the 6 was huge on me. Luckily I ordered a 4 as well, which fit fine. It is not comfortable at all, as there is some type of itchy material beneath the skirt, just under the waist, that rubbed against my skin all night and made me go insane.I couldn't wait to get it off when I returned home.
Overall, I was severely disappointed by this dress, to the point where I almost sent it back and ordered a new one. I've rented from this company many times before and have always had a wonderful experience, the dresses have been just amazing, and I would recommend them to a friend in a second. This dress is a complete anomaly in their otherwise fantastic stock.