August 24, 2015
colorful, comfortable dress
My bust and waist measurements are 36 and 29 inches, respectively, and I would have expected to wear a size 8 in this dress. The 8 was too big but the 6 fit well. There was a little extra room at the bust, but it was probably imperceptible to anyone but me, and I was still able to forgo a bra. There is boning in the bodice and a waist stay for added support, so I wasn't constantly hitching it up like can happen with some strapless dresses. This also necessitated that another person hook and zip me into the dress. The hem hit higher above my knees than I usually wear, so I paired it with flats. Perfectionists take note -- my rental was showing its age and the boning at the top of the bodice was pushing up the white lining and making a sliver of lining visible above the top of the bodice. It didn't bother me but might bother some. I would rent this again and recommend it to others.