September 13, 2013
Green with envy!
I got so many nice complements on this dress! First, it is really a kelly green color, like a crayon, and not jade or teal like it looks in some of the reviewers photos. I rented two sizes, 4R and 6R. The 4R fit, and I never tried on the 6. Of note: the bottom hem is not finished in the traditional way - just a raw hem with overstitch. As other reviewers mentioned, the waist is a little loose, and the fabric has quite a bit of "give" to it so that the dress kind of "grows" throughout the night. If you are in between sizes, go with the smaller one, and the regular length (unless your nickname is "Hightower")! Also of note: there is a short lining that comes down to the top of the leg slit and is attached there in the front. This lining kept creeping up and making wrinkles across my hips and butt, and I kept having to step away from the party to fuss with straightening it out. I wore this with a strapless bra and Spanx, and I think the Spanx contributed to the problem, causing clingy fabrics to ride up. I'd recommend replacing the SPanx with Commando Underwear made by HerLook.