September 25, 2014
I had high hopes!
I was really looking forward to wearing this dress, and it's the first rental that I have EVER returned without wearing the dress. The dress was great, the color was beautiful, but for some reason it just really didn't fit right. Proportionally my waist is quite long - but in this dress, my waist was just too short. The dress when it sat at my natural waist line, just gathered in the front just a bit more than I would have liked, and I would have overlooked it. But - in the back, the zipper was not sitting flat on my back, it was clear that it was not the right size. It only "worked" if I pulled the dress down below my natural waist line. Then the gathering in the front looked better and the zipper laid flat in the back. But then it became really uncomfortable. The waist line in the dress is NOT elastic, which is why the dress has to sit at the natural waist line.
I guess I'm not too disappointed since I've had SOOOOO many wonderful experiences on RentTheRunway, I know I'll still be renting more and more dresses. The return process was super easy, I just went to My Accounts and submitted a Rent for Fit form, which is literally one question (why you're returning the dress), and dropped it off at a UPS store and was done (thankfully caught them before they closed).
Other than that though, for the people who still want to give it a shot - the material is really nice and comfortable, and it would have made for a great summer wedding. It's almost like a thin chiffon or tulle (I'm not great with fabrics), but something semi-transparent with a "satin-y" under layer which is attached to the top layer. There's no chance of anything moving underneath the dress, and no chance of transparency. Beautiful color too, I want to say it's a little richer/darker than in the photo.