January 10, 2013
Sexy, but elegant: versatile for a number of occasions!
This dress is so gorgeous! I felt great wearing it all night; not only because it was comfortable, but also because I felt exquisite. In photos, the dress gives off a silver look, but in person, it does have a gold tint to it (described in the "Product Details" tab on the dress's page).
I was reassured that the Nubra push-up was a smart purchase with this dress: the upper back is completely sheer, and I personally like the "naked" look. Speaking of the sheer back, the one negative thing I will say about this dress, is that there are two obnoxious white tags on the back, which contradicts the entire appeal. I really don't understand why the designer would a.) place them there, and b.) make them WHITE tags. Luckily, my boyfriend is very crafty (go figure), and was able to roll up and pin them out of view. If you're wearing your hair down, or in a side style, you can probably manipulate a concealment with your hair.
As far as fit, the dress does not stretch (mentioned on the "Size & Fit" tab), and overall, the length, hips, and bust fit in the right spots, even with my wider frame and large butt. I always wear a size 8, and ordered a 10 for the backup. I opted to wear the 8, as the 10 was too loose, but ideally a 9 (if existed) would have been made for me, solely due to the waist. For my measurements, my waist is small, compared to my hips. But I do have a tiny beer gut. After I was drinking and eating, and "expanded" a little bit, I did wish that waistband had just a little stretch! Even so, I still mark the dress as True To Size. Just be honest with yourself that if you have a problem area with your tummy, you may want to go with something different, or will want to steer away from the buffet table.
Overall, be sure to read all the tabs on the dress's page (do this for any dress), so that there are no surprises as other people mention when they review. Happy Renting!