Mar 1, 2013
Stunning. But HUGE!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This was about as close as I've ever come to a Rent the Runway distaster. I rented the 10 and the 12, even as I kept reading reviews about how big this dress was. (I did so because I've been losing weight, but I haven't really lost enough to break out of the 10-12 size range yet) Both were quite large on me. RTR was EXCELLENT though, in sending off a size 8 to me -- at no charge -- because they couldn't get it to me within a 24-hour turnaround. The 8 arrived the day of the event (I wore this to an opera) and RTR pushed UPS to deliver it in the morning. And the 8 was...a little small. It fit perfectly up top and through the waist, but was a trifle tighter than I'd have liked through my hips. IN fact, it would've been ok, but I didn't like the way it cupped my bottom, so it was about my personal comfort zone and not some bad thing with the dress. So I wore the 10, pinning the shoulder straps and feeling like I was a lovely pregnant woman. Because this dress is huge.
The dress itself is gorgeous, with all that red and gold. I found the fabric was a little scratchy, and the dress had a couple of pulls here and there, probably because the fabric is thin and there's a ton of threading detail on this.
If you're going to rent this, go smaller in size.