Dec 7, 2013
Glamorous, Conservative & Comfortable
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Rented this for an annual holiday party I host for my staff and guests. I typically wear a size 10, but it wasn't available. Received sizes 8 and 12, instead, and was able to wear the 12 although I feel the size 10 would have fit perfectly. Very true to size. Although the description states the fabric is silk, it feels more like a heavier-weight stretch jersey. I had to almost drench the hem with Static Guard to make it hang well. It wrinkled a bit during the course of a long evening, but not excessively. I'm 5'5" and the hem was right at my knee. Very appropriate for my age and the event. There's a sheer mesh lining under the gold lace, so a flesh-colored undergarment is not noticeable. There's a very slight flare from the waist to the hem, which is figure-flattering for those of us who aren't model perfect. I received compliments from all, but not sure I would rent again. It's an elegant, conservative, appropriate dress for a corporate event, but I'm not in love with the silk that feels and looks like a jersey knit (with a sheen).