July 14, 2012
It was fun to dress up for an evening out with my adoring husband!
I wore this dress for an anniversary dinner with my husband and had a great time! I'll be frank, I have definite love handles, but this shift is forgiving without being shapeless. I didn't wear any control garments and didn't feel like I needed them.
The one reason I'm not giving five stars is that lots of the sequins were stuck together when the dress arrived. I had to unstick them very carefully. I found that pressing the stuck bits together separated them more gently than pulling, which might tear the stitching. But I did see some torn stitches on the sequins, so I think previous renters probably had similar trouble.
I ended up wearing a bra with straps (the dress straps have little attachments for bra straps), but the bra straps were a little visible around the back. I would suggest that other wearers follow RTR's recommendation of a strapless bra.
The hem fell a few inches above my knees.