December 12, 2013
Even my boss told me I looked gorgeous in this dress!
I rented this dress for a formal work Christmas party, and it was gorgeous, once I got the right size. I had to go up two sizes from my normal 4, as I am so busty and couldn't get the dresses I had originally rented to zip. The 4 fit in the waist, but there was NO way I could get it zipped over my chest. I had gotten the 6 as my backup size, and was able to zip that with help, but could barely breathe in it. Luckily, RTR was able to overnight the 8R to me in time to wear to my event, and it fit beautifully. The color is beautiful, and the dress was loose enough on the bottom that I didn't have to wear Spanx underneath or worry about sucking in my tummy all night.
Other notes of caution, besides the warning if you are busty: the off-the-shoulder straps do NOT give that much, so I wouldn't recommend renting this dress if you are going to be doing a lot of dancing, as you won't be able to lift your arms very high. Also, I'm only 5'2", and even with four inch heels, I kept stepping on the hem, so be careful if you're on the shorter side.