Instead of letting it go to waste, she decided to give away the dress to another petite who might have better luck... and the only one who was vain enough to think she could fit into it was MOI! But for all my bravado, I was more than a little apprehensive when I got her package and put the dress on, and breathed a huge sigh of relief when I was able to zip it up! :)
The only problem is that the straps are too long and need some taking up for me to stay decent:
But other than that, the fit is pretty much perfect! It's probably one of the most close-fitting dresses I've ever tried on that doesn't have any stretchy smocking. I'd never heard of this brand until now since it's British, but I'm starting to really like UK sizing in general because the UK size 4 seems to fit me really well. I'd recently ordered a few things from ASOS, and even though I didn't end up keeping anything, I was very impressed by the fit of their UK size 4 dresses. Even though their fabric quality is a little iffy and doesn't seem worth retail prices, I'm definitely open to trying more of their things... especially now that they opened a US site with free shipping both ways!
Thanks Elle for a cute dress and I'm so excited that it fits! :D