Merkel one shoulder red dress

Mini dress by Forplay Lingerie

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Why Yes, I Am A Sexy, Sexy Runway Model! (M)

This dress provides a unique design in a vibrant color that makes a statement, and that statement is "hello, I am a part of this runway show." Well maybe it won't do that for everybody, but it will still look fantastic. It can be a bit confusing to get into at first, and it is pretty form fitting, but the sizing guidelines look to be running true to size and is ridiculously soft and comfortable.
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Pros:
Soft, Comfortable, Sexy, Unique design, Vibrant color, True to guidelines
Cons:
Some may not appreciate the unique design, the form fitting qualities, and the unsecured cup
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
There wasn't much to this packaging, it came in a plastic bag. There was a cardboard tag attached to the dress, and there's another tag on the inside of the dress with sizing, materials, and care. This dress is 90% Polyester and 10% Spandex and should be hand washed in cold water and hung to dry. You'd probably be fine in a lingerie bag on the gentle cycle in the washer, but do so at your own risk.

You can pick this up in a variety of sizes from XS to XL. I got mine in a medium, which according to the size chart that I found online, means that I should be between a size 6-9, with a B/C cup, 34-36" bust, 26-28" waist, 36-38" hips, and weight between 115-135 pounds. I'm 5'2", about a size 6, I weigh about 120, around my bust measures 32" and underneath measures about 28 1/2". I've got about a 29" waist and measure about 34" around the top of my hips and 38" around my butt and wear a good solid B cup. This is a bit skin tight around my hips in that it definitely shows panty lines, but there's still definitely room for somebody bigger than me. The bust however doesn't seem to want to stay up as well as I feel it could.

All you get here is the dress, which definitely has a unique design. It's a one shoulder item, with a sweeping drape in the front and back that does resemble that of a toga. It has not only the drape to go over the shoulder, but also a "regular" strap to help keep that side up. Both of those are kept together by a glamorous looking rhinestone block. It has one section for both of the cups that features some light padding. Enough to hide a cold set of nipples, but not enough to add anything to a cup size. From there the dress goes straight down and flares out some in a slight hourglass shape. The total length of the dress is 31", with 6 of those being for the cups. Under the bust measures about 13" unstretched, but stretches up to about 18" across. The draping section is secured in one spot on the back of the dress, about 4 1/2" up from the bottom hem. It goes up about another 10 1/2" and tapers down to about 1 1/4" as it reaches the rhinestones.

This dress can be a bit confusing at first. I've found what works best for me is to step into it and pull it up to where it should be sitting on my breasts, slip on the "regular" strap, and then figure out how the drape is supposed to lay. It can also be helpful to try and arrange it before stepping into it, so that way all you have to do is flip the drape where it's supposed to go. Because it is so stretchy, if you step into it and pull it up, it can end up farther down on your thighs. Or you can pull it over your head and have it land higher up.

The overall quality was pretty impressive as well. There are a few spots on the rhinestone block that look like they maybe had broken and then were fixed, but they don't look anywhere near about ready to break again. There weren't any loose threads or fraying ends that I could spot, and the whole thing was so soft that you'd just want to roll around naked on a bed covered in it. It will be rather form fitting if you're anywhere near the max end of the measurements, like I am with the hips. If I wear regular underwear, you can definitely see the outlines through it, but it doesn't seem to show rolls or other imperfections. The bust didn't feel like it stayed up that well on me, but it wouldn't be too difficult to add an extra strap onto it either. The hardest part would be finding something that matched or complimented the color well enough, but you could go to the craft store and get a string of rhinestone and have that match the block. If you have larger breasts, you'll probably want to do this to give yourself some extra support and protection against accidentally pulling a Janet Jackson.

I normally only include pictures from one side, but since there's the large sweeping drape on this one I included a side picture from both sides.

Experience
When I wear this dress with heels, I feel like I'm a model walking on the runway. This is one of the few dresses that make me feel like that, and I just love it to pieces for that. I may try to pick up the purple one in a size small to see if that does anything for feeling like my one boob is about to pop out, but other than that this is absolutely a 5 star piece for me. I'm knocking it down to 4 stars because I know that the form fittingness will probably bother some other women, and so will the cup issue. But seriously, I am in love with this dress!
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  • CountryPrincess
    CountryPrincess  
    Wow looks awesome on you!!!! Thank you so much for your review!!
  • PassionCpl
    PassionCpl  
    Great review and pics, thanks!
  • BrittaniMaree
    BrittaniMaree  
    Thanks hun looks great on your figure sweetie
  • Terri69
    Terri69  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • nikki0668
    nikki0668  
    Beautiful dress! Thanks for the fantastic review.
  • noway
    noway  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • Denise Ellis Lougheed
    Denise Ellis Lougheed  
    Thanks Great Review
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