May 19, 2013
Best Look Ever, But the Fit...
First, I loved how I looked in this dress. Wow. Someone at the gala was so excited to see this dress--she said that Katy Perry had worn this EXACT dress and it had gotten top reviews from Joan Rivers, et al, on "Fashion Police". I looked it up when I got home and darned if she wasn't right! I felt like I looked like a star in this gown. The fabric is much more beautiful in person, with gradations of deep peacock and teal with a sophisticated black print and black tulle to fluff out the bottom of the skirt.
That being said, the fit was problematic. I'm kind of short waisted, but the fit problem wasn't in the waist or hips, it was the bodice. I could not even get the built in bra closed, even with my husband's help. There's a relatively slender, non-stretchy bra strap with two hooks and then, over that, a much wider panel that zips up. I finally had to just zip up the bodice without fastening the bra parts at all. Thank god for the print which hid any suspicious bumps. Getting the skirt up for bathroom visits was difficult. Don't see why this part couldn't have a short area of elastic to ease things along, or up, as the case may be. I wouldn't rent it again because I do like to be a little more comfortable, but it looked amazing.