Nov 17, 2012
I really enjoyed being able to wear a designer dress without the brand name price tag!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to the fall dance held by my high school. I really loved the look of this dress, but I am disappointed in how it fit. It's difficult to tell in the pictures provided on RTR, but the lace overlay is black and gold and the fabric underneath is a nudish-beige. I rented this dress in a size 6 and a size 8. The 8 would have helped with all of my problems on the bottom half, but I had to go with the six due to the fact that the top half of the size 8 literally flapped over my boobs. This dress fit me like a second skin, which can be both good and bad: It definitely highlighted my curves, but the fit was not forgiving whatsoever. :( There is a little strip of fabric (around the waist) that separates the bottom and top halves of the dress which has no stretch at all -- I kind of felt like it was making my waist area bulge (not a pretty word, but accurate!) I wore Spanx and despite the fact that I don't consider myself to have a large butt, that didn't really seem to help ease the stressed zipper up the back. The open back gaped and there was really nothing I could do to fix it; if i pinned it at the bottom I risked the chance of ripping the mesh. I do feel that is was partially my fault for renting a style that I wasn't sure would flatter my body type and a dress that hadn't been reviewed much, but if you have fairly broad shoulders, a large bust, or are self conscious about your midsection, I would not recommend this particular dress. Although I was a little sad about the dress, the service was wonderful. I received my dress in the mail exactly when I was supposed to and the ordering/returning of the dresses went without a flaw. Despite this experience, I will be renting with RTR again someday!