STRAPLESS CORSET DRESS
Bust Not Flattering
I concede it's really hard to find form-fitting dresses for my shape -- I've been hitting the tailor for most every purchase lately. That said, I usually find Express to be pretty close to a perfect fit. Not this dress.
The bust is cut too small for a naturally medium to large breast. You pretty much have to have a very petite top frame to squeeze into this thing. I found the chest to be tight, the stomach to be a bit loose and the hips/butt to be correct. Also it's a pretty short dress.
For this cut and color (fabulous red!) to work, it has to be just right. It wasn't this time.
I also lament the fabric. Express has had real silk fabric in the past in similarly designed dresses. I would have rather paid more for that fabric, given its feel, shine and better drape. The drape especially would help forgive some of the errors in the cut.
November 2, 2013
This dress is very sexy and form-fitting. It is true to size. I am 5'5, 128 lbs and purchased this dress in a size 6. The ruffled layers hide any small bulges so it makes you look slim and slender. It is slightly longer on me than it is on the model, but not too to where it takes away from the sexiness. The dress is more wrinkly than it looks in the picture so I will definitely need to iron this on low before wearing it out.
October 21, 2013