January 26, 2015
Designer look, interesting details - bit of an odd fit.
Pros: this dress has pockets; a cute and very cool feature! The top of the dress is beautifully cut and true to size. The neckline is killer and it will flatter any chest size or shape. The quality of this piece shines through on the top especially.
Cons: this dress is an odd one on the bottom, but not in an entirely bad way. Long is very long. I'm between 5'7 and 8, wore 5" heels, and the hem still brushed the floor. The skirt is heavy satin - gorgeous material and lots of it. The odd part involves the bow, which is the signature element of the dress. It hangs from one hip to just past your navel on the other side, but there is an awkward seam that droops right were you want the dress to look best. Remedy: pin the odd fold up in place from inside the dress so it hangs right, and it looks beautiful.
This dress is pretty well loved, and particular gals might consider it needing a steam press, so prepare for that if you rent this gown.
I wore this dress on a snowy night to an inaugural ball. I topped it with a fitted cropped cashmere sweater and a statement necklace on a black silk cord. Wish I had a picture. It was a good overall look and I felt great in it all night. I would not rent this one again, but would love to replicate certain elements.