November 1, 2016
Adorable and a Little Scandalous
I read the reviews and didn't size-up: my largest part is my rib cage and shoulders, and since this is open-back, I can usually size down. That was true for this dress, as well. The 8 was comfortable, but like another reviewer, the dress had gaps at the back and the shoulders felt like they wanted to slip. If I had a larger chest or tummy, I would have gone with the 8 and just used garment tape without any issues. The 6 worked perfectly, though. Great for athletic body-types. And anyone with legs for days (not me). I wore this dress to a cocktail event and dinner with my husband. I played it down by wearing it with a pair of black slip-on leather sneakers. The blue is closer to a true blue than navy, so it worked. The open back was great and I got many compliments on the dress (mostly how sparkly it was). I don't mind short outfits, especially since I'm pretty short overall, but there was a definite breeze that had me grabbing for the back of the dress a few times. I almost wore this one out the next night, too, to a different event; I liked it so much. Will definitely rent again.