September 9, 2014
Perfect for a late summer wedding on a beautiful farm!
This dress is really beautiful! I got so many compliments. Just as other users have said -- more of a burnt orange color than in the picture (which is exactly what I wanted); a little faded on the edges from use but nothing noticeable; did have to iron the neckline and shoulders since the lace was curling in. Overall, though, really lovely.
A size 6 probably would have been better for me as the bodice ended up being a little too snug (I have a large ribcage and waist compared to my hip size), which did get somewhat uncomfortable, because as others have said there is no stretch to the fabric.
While it is a fairly short dress (fell to the upper edge of what I would call mid-thigh -- just about at my fingertips) I felt that, because the neckline is modest and there are no cutouts or anything, it was still appropriate for the wedding I attended. I would NOT call this dress "formal". I thought it was the perfect amount of fancy for a farm wedding. I wore it with Clarks taupe colored heeled suede booties and minimal jewelry, with jean jacket for warmth.
Really beautiful dress, great first experience with RTR! Definitely recommend.