February 19, 2013
Nice dress but not the right fit
Love the dress but it was too big. I am always solidly a size 4 and was unsure whether to order the 2 or the 6 as my second size. I went with the 2, but should have gotten a 0. The 2 was just a tad too big. I ended up wearing it anyway.
The thing is that this fabric has a little stretch to it, and the gathering of the material looks really nice if the dress fit snugly. But it wasn't tight enough so the dress wasn't being stretched at all. Standing up, the dress did not even touch my skin from my shoulder blades to my to my butt. I would have preferred it to be tighter around the middle, especially to offset the fuller skirt. As it was, I thought it looked a little frumpy.
For my personal taste, I would have preferred it a bit shorter, but since I was at a conservative (military) event, the length was just right.
The 4, which I didn't wear, was in great condition on delivery. Unfortunately the 2 was a tad wrinkled, especially the bow and the collar.
I kept accessories simple--pearl earrings, a gold bangle, and navy heels and clutch.