I wore one of these dresses in black for a dance concert. I'm 5'3", 80lbs with no boobs, and I wore an x-small. The halter is made out of a material that, when you tie it, it hangs onto itself and stays tied, but you can undo the knot. Also, the fabric doesn't hurt your neck when tied. The handkerchief hem is super pretty, too! The girls with larger boobs wore black halter leotards underneath for coverage, and it looked fine. Since I don't have boobs, I just wore a high-waisted brief underneath and felt totally covered. I would recommend this dress for anyone who wants a flowing garment.
This dress/skirt has a lot of versatility and is a good fabric. Very durable. The downside is that as a dress and even with a matching trunk, the dress when turning, jumping, rolling comes up to around the bust.
my class wore this dress in red, it flattered EVERYONE and it flowed as we moved, it is very versatile. although if there are lots of turns in the dance you may want to wear something underit, my class wore booty shorts underneath because it comes up very easily. Also, i wish i would have bought it on this website for the 30 some dollars... i had to pay $70...
I just got this dress today in black. It's sooooo comfortable, flattering, and perfect! I am 5'5", 110lbs, and a 34A, and the small fit me PERFECTLY. It's a little thin, so I don't think I'll wear it by itself, but it is really pretty and I like it a lot!
I love this dress/skirt. I bought it about 2 years ago, and it has held up to continual wear. I am a swing/ballroom dancer and I wear it as a skirt (not a dress) for social dances. You definitely want tights and a leotard under it, as it blows WAY up with spins. (If you wear it as street clothes, most definitely wear something under it, as the slightest breeze catches it, too. I discovered this while standing in front of a reflective glass wall on vacation in LA).
I get a lot of comments on it when I wear it to social dances. The handkerchief hem is very pretty.
I also wear it when my husband and I go out for "date night", and it looks great with tall high-heeled boots. Very sexy!
I have even worn it as a cover-up with my swimsuit. That is the only time I have ever worn it like a dress because I am too busty to wear it like that in a social situation--note, for dancers with a bigger bust, the "dress" feature modeled by the girl in the red in the picture here just will not work. The halter straps are way too narrow for a curvy woman, but I bet it would look fantastic on a smaller girl.
Aside from the endless wardrobe options, I really like the fabric. It dries very fast, so if you sweat a lot or if you, like me, wear it as a swimsuit coverup, it will dry in a matter of minutes. The fabric flows beautifully, especially in turns--very dramatic when your skirt flies up around your waist (as long as you are prepared) and the hemline really makes your legs look super-sexy!
I just received mine in black yesterday. It fits perfectly and comfortably. I use it for my Latin Dance class as a practice skirt and convert it into a dress when I go out social dancing. The skirt moves nicely, doesn't cling and the material isn't thin so I'm not worried about anything showing.