Beautiful but odd fit
This dress is very beautiful. The lace is prettier in person. The color is lighter than pictured in the pink background pictures, but darker than the pictures where the lady is wearing the hat. My issue is with the sizing. According to the measurements I would be a size medium. The dress fit everywhere except the bust. I would have had to have 2.5 inch gussets put under each armpit for the dress to zip up the back. The dress is very long on me, I'm 5'3, and had an excess of maybe 8 inches at the bottom. If you have a small chest then this dress would probably work for you, but C cup ladies beware!
August 27, 2014
The Rena dress is absolutely stunning. I wear a US size 8 (UK12), and the Medium is a perfect fit. It won't even need alterations, even if I lose a bit of weight before the wedding. The color is an off-ish white, which will look great if you're pale like me and vanish in very white shades! Length-wise, I'm 5'6, and with a small heel (2 inches or so, I'd estimate), the dress will fall about where it does on the model in the photos. The lace is beautiful, and the entire dress feels much more expensive than it actually was--the sleeves are particularly wonderful. I'd especially recommend it if you're more on the pear-shaped side---the low V in the front makes the most of a smaller chest, whilst the bottom half of the dress skims over curves. UK-based ladies, the import/VAT fees came to Â£80, which, given that the dress is only a bit more than Â£200 with the current exchange rates, makes this a fabulous deal! I am in love with this dress and cannot wait to wear it for my early spring wedding!
July 8, 2014