Dec 13, 2013
Cute dress, but NOT for my figure!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress looks great in the photos, and I love it on the hanger! For girls who can rock a sheath dress, this is ADORABLE (although the material is a little heavy, so watch out in hot climates/summer months).
HOWEVER, this dress was truly not flattering on my figure (which is hourglass), and so I am writing this review to give a heads up to other ladies with hourglass figures (and maybe even pear shapes)....I don't think this is the dress for us :) I have a true hourglass shape ~ large chest, small waist and my hips/butt area is the largest part of my body. This dress was "fine" one me, and I could appreciate the style and color of the dress, but it did nothing for my shape and really just emphasized the largest part of my body (my butt/hips, which are usually size 10 to 12). Plus, and this is really what leads me to add this cautionary review, it added bulk to my mid section, which no lady wants :) To be fair, I should have known better, as, in general, it is my personal opinion that sheath dresses do not work for my body type, and a-lines are much better ... for a sheath dress to fit, the size of the dress has to be big enough to accommodate the largest part of your body, and it generally has no shape in the mid-section (it just kind of hangs). The problem for me is that my butt/hip region is the largest part of my body, so I had to wear a size 10 to accommodate that area, even though my waist is much smaller than that. Since the sheath has no structure in the middle of the dress, the effect is that it is baggy in the waist area (which is obvious from both the front and side profile). Just not a good luck in my opinion. HOWEVER, once again, this review is based solely on my body type and my personal opinion, so if you like sheath dresses and they work for your body, this dress is adorable!