Sep 3, 2013
This dress was a showstopper! I got compliments all night.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Most important: I loved this dress! I felt sexy, but not too sexy, and really comfortable in this dress. There were a few things that I didn't like too much about the dress. First - it's clearly made for a taller girl because the straps were too long. I had to pull them up all night. If you're 5'7" or taller this probably won't be an issue for you. As a result I had a little bit of cleavage issues, so I was pulling up the top part all night. Second - Where is the cup support? I have fairly large breasts and they could have used some internal support. I have heard Zac Posen criticize contestants on Project Runway all the time for not making garments for "real women", so I actually chuckled to myself thinking how most women would probably appreciate a little cup support to give some lift and shape. The dress was fine around the waist and the length was fine. The material, while absolutely stunning, is a little on the thick side. This makes a great cocktail dress for most events, except a hot midday summer event, so just be warned that you will sweat a little on a hot day in this. The material isn't very airy, but it's perfect for crisper days. The only other thing was that, because of the cut in the front, the dress gave me a little bit of a pooch in the front. I saw that other reviewers mentioned this and I'm in total agreement with them. I'm pretty fit, but given the cinching in the waist (which pushes everything below it out a little) and the stitching in the front, it concentrated a little belly in the front. It wasn't dramatic, and I'm sure I'm the only one who noticed. But yeah, I noticed it. I know it sounds like I'm nitpicking, but I think it's important to have all the cards on the table when choosing a dress. If your dimensions are similar to mine, then these are the issues you might encounter. All that being said, I still really LOVED this dress. I would totally wear it again, and I got compliments all night long. It's a winner.