May 14, 2013
Perfect for spring
What a fabulous, elegant and feminine dress! I wore it to a benefit that has no official dress code, and attire is all over the map; from pants and work clothes to black tie gowns. This dress was the perfect in-between; not overly formal, but still incredibly chic and just sexy enough not to offend in a fairly conservative crowd. The color is as it appears on the model, a lovely peach; I often shy away from pastels, but this peach was punchy enough that it flattered my olive skin tone. I'm 5'2, and with 3-4" heels, the length was perfect for a relatively conservative event; it fell just below the knee. I'd only note that the fit could potentially be challenging: I was probably in between sizes, and went smaller, with the 40 rather than larger, with the 42. Had the top of the 42 been a bit smaller/more fitted, I might have gone that route as the 42 left a little more room around the hips. The dress does have some give, but not a ton of stretch. So, while it looked great, it was just a little more snug than I'm used to. The dress is definitely cut for a long, lean person. I was surprised it worked as well as it did on me, but would caution even curvier women before renting this one. I accessorized with my own jewelry, and the Whiting & Davis gilded lattice clutch, which was fabulous! It's a fairly neutral, understated gold, and fits perfectly in the palm of your hand while still offering enough room for two smartphones, lipstick and a lip gloss. Since I don't have too many occasions for a gold clutch, I'd definitely rent that bag again!