Jan 13, 2012
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
i rented this dress for a conservative catholic wedding. unfortunately, i won't be wearing it and have returned it. it is a beautiful fabric and print, but it's very thin, and has a TINY bit of stretch (but i think this is a characteristic of good silk anyway). the bottom hem is VERY narrow. i don't think that it's a very good fit for girls with larger hips and an hourglass figure. I didn't feel comfortable attempting to zip up the 6, and i was unable to get the hem over my hips in the 8 (they're not abnormally large, either), so i had to awkwardly step in through the zippered area, shimmy it up as high around my hips as i could, and duck my head in. when i zipped it up, it was great! true to size, comfortable... i was worried about sitting down, but somehow the cut worked. it's very forgiving in the midsection due to the off-center gather, and would definitely hide any potential little pooch you might have. however, seeing as i was unable to get it over my hips, i wouldn't have been able to go to the bathroom without taking the entire dress off in the awkward fashion it went on.
overall, gorgeous silk dress, but, unless you're planning to not hit the bathroom after you've put it on, not practical for curvy or hourglass figures, in my opinion.