June 26, 2013
Gold sequin Trina Turk dress
I thought the reviews as far as fit were spot on - I expected the 0 to fit or be slightly big, and it was. I didn't even bother trying on the size 2. I have a large bust and it fit perfectly over that, and was a pretty good length.
Cons: Some reviewers said they didn't bother them, but I thought the sequins were awful. The next day, the undersides of my arms were covered in dozens of red scratches and the skin was swollen as though with a horrible razor burn. It hurt!
There is only a zipper up to your waist - the rest of the way fastens with tiny hook and eye closures. These were loose and not very secure, and you could see the lining in the gapes between. Not as polished as a full zipper would have been (what I'd expected).
The material is heavy - definitely covered with actual sequins. A bit too winter-y for the summer event I wore it to - perfect for Xmas or NYE parties though. Also, the sequins do catch on your hair, so best for an updo or you're constantly pulling your hair to the side to keep from snagging.
The waist felt boring and not particularly flattering, so I added a belt - I think that helped the look a LOT.
Pro: I could wear a strapless bra with convertible straps - I had both straps loop over the one shoulder, and only needed one safety pin to make sure the bra strap didn't peek out on my chest. I felt a lot more secure and comfortable wearing the straps with my strapless bra, and loved that they were so well hidden.
Other than the hook and eye closures, the rest of the dress was in great condition - no missing sequins. I could tell it had been worn before, but was in perfect condition.
Overall, great experience renting from RTR and I will again, just not this dress.
More pics at http://moderncamelot.com/2013/06/26/white-house-down-screening/