September 4, 2015
Great dress with some minor issues
First, to be fair, my expectations for this dress were rather high given the price tag. That being said, I didn't instantly love the overall sit and shape it gave me. I border between pear shaped and hourglass, and the skirt fit very tightly around my hips and butt. It wouldn't have been an issue if I had been standing all night, but it was rather uncomfortable sitting down for a long dinner. I also didn't love the way it hugged me in the hips. But, the fabric is heavy enough to be forgiving.
The detail at the top of the dress is very pretty, but has obviously seen a decent amount of wear and had some stray threads. My husband said they were not noticeable. Unfortunately, both the lining of the lace part of the dress and my bra were both noticeable at times during the night. I am guessing the lining must have stretched more than the lace at some point when someone really busty was wearing this, because the lining was not completely flush with the lace and kept peeking out. Also, the dress was so low I should've planned better and worn a different bra. If this was a less expensive rental, I probably wouldn't be so harsh. But, for the price, this dress didn't exactly fulfill its promise.