Milly

Southern Charmer Dress

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$470 retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent this flirty Milly halter, printed dress. It is perfect for any bridal shower, graduation, or dinner date with that special someone. Accessorize with a gold toned accessory like the Erickson Beamon's Gold Digger Ring.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - dress is fitted throughout; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips and backside; consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; consider wearing with SPANX
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Black and ivory print with gold foiling. Front sweetheart neckline. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 40'' from shoulder to hem.

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153 reviews
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(85)
Small
(55)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 3, 2011
Everywhere runs true to size except for the top... I'm about a 36B and normally 4-6 fit me, but even the 6 was a bit tight in the top area. So, if you have a large chest or just a bigger ribcage make sure you get the larger size when choosing (if you are between sizes). It's a gorgeous dress though! Sad I didn't get to wear it.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 14, 2011
Loved this dress! It was my second option so I ended up not wearing it but plan to order again cause it was beautiful in person! even better than the picture. It fit well. I ended up getting the 6 cause the 4 was a little tight but that is typical with my tall body type/frame. It fell at about the same length as the model too which I liked. would highly recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 27, 2011
Fun Dress, with small drawback
I really liked this dress- it was a fun print, with a very interesting gold flecked overlay. I wore it for a wedding rehearsal dinner and it was comfortable and very appropriate for the event. I wore the dress with the included sash/halter tie as a halter, and by the end of the night my neck was itchy from the gold flecks in the tie. That was really the only drawback for the dress! I got a lot of compliments on it and felt fabulous!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
January 17, 2012
So sad I couldn't wear it . .
Loved the look of this dress. I'm a bit bigger in the bust and hips than this dress was willing to accommodate though. I usually wear a 4 or 6, but both were too small for me in both the hips and bust, also I am petite and this dress didn't sit properly, there was too much fabric in the waist which bunched. So if you have hips and larger than average bust definitely size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 10, 2012
Beautiful Dress
I usually wear a size 2-4 depending on the cut of the dress, but I would definitely have been more comfortable in a size 6. I found the bust and hip area to be a little snug. I ended up wearing my back up size 4 which was still tight, but wearable. I love that a bra is not necessary with this dress because it has enough built in support with an elastic cinch in the back of the dress. This dress also has some boning along the rib cage so I did not have to keep pulling it up all night. The pattern is definitely more beautiful in person than in the photo. Would rent again!
KimberlyApril 26, 2012
could you please post a picture? i just rented this but i'm getting nervous now and I want to see what the length looks like...
LauraMay 1, 2012
Kim I'm about to rent it, but could you please tell me what the length was like? That's what I'm worried about too! I don't want it to be too long
RTRMay 2, 2012
Hi Laura, the length of this style is 40'' from shoulder to hem. It will be knee length on anyone 5'5
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 117lbs
May 7, 2012
Being able to love something at a reasonable price for just 1 night. Easy transaction.
I wore this in a size 6 for the Philadelphia Magazine Wine Festival. The reviews here helped me pick my size. I am a 34D bra size and 5' tall gal weighing 117 lbs. and it fit perfect! The dress comes with built in bra that is not padded which helps support the bust. My waist is 28 and it was roomy around the waist but not large. The size was perfect because it fit my bust. It went down past my knees. The dress itself is very pretty. It has gold details that are embroidered which make it look even better in person. It has ribs built in to provide tummy control. Over all a good choice at a good price. I loved it and returned it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 18, 2012
Had high hopes
I rented this dress in both the 8 and the 6 in hopes of wearing it to a friend's wedding but I was disappointed to find neither size fit me well. I'm 5'11", about 150 lbs, with a 32DD bust and the 8 was way to big in the top. The 6 fit better in terms of sizing but the dress just didn't offer enough support in the bust area to stay up; even with a very supportive bra on the dress slid right down immediately and bunched at my waist. It was a bit snug in the hips but some spanxs would have fixed that. A 4 might have been tight enough in the bust to stay up but would have been way too tight in the hip area. Straps would have probably solved the problem but I think RTR would have had a problem with me sewing my own on. I don't think this dress is really but right for those of us who are more of an hourglass shape but the fabric was beautiful and it would look great on someone with a straighter shape.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
May 25, 2012
All the compliments I got!
I ordered sizes 0 & 2, both fit well (without the built in bra-thing, more on that later), but the 0 was just a bit more snug so I went with that. After eating and drinking at a wedding, the boning in the dress was very uncomfortable, so think about that before you eat a lot. The dress came with a built in bra, that was super tight even on the loosest setting. I chose not to close it because if I did the back fabric was loose and looked weird. It was a great length, I was able to sit without worrying about it being too short. I had gold, black & tan accessories that went great with the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
June 11, 2012
Being able to get amazing dresses fairly inexpensively for any occasion is invaluable.
It is definitely true that this dress runs small. I typically wear an 8 but it was a tight fit in the hips and somewhat restrictive. However, the 10 was also slightly too large for my size 34C boobs. The fashion tape RTR provided came to the rescue and the dress definitely impressed at my friend's residency graduation banquet. This is the first time I have rented for RTR and I am very satisfied. The experience was easy, the dress (and back-up size) were delivered on time, and it looked great. I am now an RTR fan!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 5, 2012
No one could believe I rented the dress because it was in such great condition. Perfect for being on a grad school budget :)
I got so many compliments on this dress! I ordered it in a 2 and a 4, and the 2 fit better up top but for some reason was several inches longer than the 4- it went past my knees! So I used the bra clip in the 4 to help it stay up, although this did make it gap a bit in the back and I didn't have any fashion tape to fix it. Other than that it fit great and was comfortable to be dancing in all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
July 16, 2012
Great dress for a Wedding!
This dress was gorgeous on! I thought it ran a little small so I had to size up from what I normally wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 1, 2012
a standout
size 0 & 2 truthfully I thought I would need the size 2 (since my ribs are big) but nope! :D as mentioned before the inner bra strap does make the back a bit weird. The size 0 dress is worn out, the gold lining was falling apart (i had to trim the lining that was ripped and drooping). the black is actually a Navy Blue, the white is a creamish yellow. I wore a push up bra and with the built-in bra it really made my chest popped ;) I wish the length of the dress was a tad shorter (or my legs suddenly got longer) as you can see in the picture it is directly right above my knees. 3 stars because the dress was worn out and the gold lining was just coming off. But overall it is a pretty good dress. p.s. don't expect to get down and dirty in this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
August 6, 2012
Fantastic Dress
LOVE LOVE this dress. I wore this dress to a daytime wedding and it was a hit. I received so many compliments! I wasn't sure about the size at first because I usually wear a 6 but had recently lost some weight so I ordered a 4 and a 6. The 4 fit perfectly. It was a little snug in the back but I always have that problem because I have a wide back. The length was perfect as it fell right at the knee. I would definitely rent this dress again. I was sad when I had to return it. Bravo RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2012
Sophisticated/classy dress
A sophisticated, classy choice for a wedding. The dress is sexy without being overtly so; the length (to my knees) compensates for the fact that it is form-fitting. I usually do not like strapless dresses but this one fit great. I was told by a random wedding guest that I "definitely had the best dress" at the wedding (aside from the bride, I'm sure!). I have a fairly broad back (36B) so I was glad that I ordered an 8 as my back-up size. The 6 fit, but was a bit too snug to be comfortable for the entire evening.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
August 12, 2012
Runs Very Small
I am definitely hippy and knew this was a gamble based on the cut but this dress was tiny everywhere. The material is gorgeous and the dress is beautiful, but the one I rented had to go unworn.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160lbs
August 16, 2012
Beautiful dress
Beutiful dress. I would love to order it again, I'm actually a size 10, but ordered both a 10 and 12. both didn't fit.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
August 19, 2012
Cute but worn
I received compliments, but this dress has seen better days. It was definitely worn and a bit too big for my frame.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 19, 2012
Wore for an evening wedding. My friends dresses are also from RTR.
I'm normally a 4 but it was way too big. 2 fit great however. It was a little worn out though and the black almost looked dark blue in bright light. Got a lot of compliments and looks great with a tan.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 107lbs
August 26, 2012
Such a cute dress!
I loved this dress! The pattern is really pretty in person and goes well with gold accessories. I wore the 0 and it fit well, but I probably could have used the 2 to tone down the cleavage. However, the 2 was significantly bigger through the midsection and hips and was several inches longer - below my knees! So I went with the 0 and just didn't snap the built in bra. The dress was tight enough to keep everything in place even through a late night of dancing!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 26, 2012
Better for smaller chests
I had difficulty with this dress. My chest was definitely between sizes. The 4 fit my body well, but it squeezed my chest so that I was spilling over the top. The 6 was was loose all over and I was afraid it would slide down the whole night. I think this dress works better for ladies with a more petite frame so that there's less to keep under wraps.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
August 28, 2012
Not meant for my body type
I received both an 8 and 10. Neither dress fit me great, I have a short torso so my hips and waist are close together and the boning in the dress was poking into my hips on the 8 and when I tried the 10 it was much to loose on the bust. Not my favorite.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
August 31, 2012
that I wore it to 2 weddings in 1 weekend!
I wore this dress in Chicago to 2 weddings! I had a friend's wedding that Friday night and then my cousin's wedding on Saturday night. I got soooooooo many compliments both nights. I was so happy to share that I had rented it and wore it 2 weddings.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 7, 2012
Gorgeous but not for big busts
Even though, as other commenters detailed, this dress is snug in the hips, I thought it made the fit even better because it accentuated my curves a little more. Gorgeous fabric, great length - but the top! It was falling down ALL NIGHT. I was pulling it up every five minutes, which certainly took away from how great the dress looked, I'm sure. It seemed like it would be snug up top, but it just didn't happen for me. If you're small busted, though, do it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
September 9, 2012
I received many compliments on this dress! A lot of my friends had never heard of Rent the Runway, and could not believe how easy it was to do!
I absolutely loved this dress! The style was simple, and the print was so fun! I loved the gold detailing. I would say that in natural light, the black did turn a bit navy-looking, but still very pretty. It did fit a little tight up top, but I was still comfortable enough to have a blast on the dance floor all night! I rented the Kate Spade gold clutch to go along with the dress, and was very happy with it. It was the perfect size for what I needed, and was big enough to fit a pair of flip flops for later in the night. Very happy with my first Rent the Runway experience!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
August 17, 2012
Love love the dress
The dress just fits perfectly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
September 17, 2012
Great for busty petites! I received several compliments on this dress and its fit!
I am short, petite and busty which makes finding the right fit tricky. This dress held me in & up. It was not too long and hit my curves just where they needed to be flattered. By the end of the evening my ribs were feeling a little squashed and I was ready to take it off but it did not keep me from dancing until 1am! ALL in ALL would rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 113lbs
September 17, 2012
BEAUTIFUL NAVY AND GOLD LINEN MILLY DRESS!
This dress was so classy and elegant, I wore it to a wedding and got many compliments on it!! I have a larger bust so I ordered a size up which was perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 18, 2012
Never got to wear it.
I was really excited to wear this dress to a summer wedding in upstate New York, but unfortunately, UPS messed up the delivery and I didn't receive my package before I left town for the weekend. RTW was incredibly helpful and shipped 2 dresses to my hotel in NY over night! Sadly, this one was not available, but the replacement was just as nice!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
September 18, 2012
Perfect blend of sundress and cocktail dress
Pros: Hard to find a dress for a September wedding, especially one that goes from day to night. This dress fit the bill. I tend to wear a 2 or a 4 - the 4 fit perfectly, although there was a little room to spare up top (I wear a 32 or 34B). I appreciated the built in strapless bra, but was annoyed that when clasped on the tightest clasps, the dress almost bagged out in back, so you could see the bra! Maybe made for someone bigger up top. Overall, I wish I owned this dress, I can think of a million occasions for which it would be appropriate. Would love to buy!
SusieNovember 23, 2012
What neckace did you wear with this?
MeganApril 2, 2013
I would also love to know what necklace you wore!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 24, 2012
underwhelmed
I expected a higher caliber fabric, though I'd imagine that most people find the fabric to still be nice. Its for a much 'narrower' type body as the hips dont forgive at all. Material also kind of stiff, so wouldn't lay well on everyone. Sent it back and bought a dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
September 25, 2012
love the gold detail, the sweetheart neckline is flattering, but be aware that it may slip down.
I loved it, it was flattering and beautifully detailed. love the gold, it was just enough sparkle, but not soo much that you were "trying' to hard. I'm 5'3, and the length was just right above the knee. Would totally recommend this dress! It is very fitted...very, maybe order your back up a size up if you're in between?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 30, 2012
Elegant for bridal shower
I wore this dress for a bridal shower brunch with a white cardigan, pearls, and nude pumps. The dress was a hit! I was surprised that the material was as lightweight as it was and had a gold thread that looked gorgeous in the sunlight; both an added bonus. The boning in the dress helped to keep it up and maintain a nice snug fit against my waist. The hemline hit just below my knee which was okay since it was strapless and the added hemline length kept it modest for sitting. I wore a strapless bra with the dress and that seemed sufficient enough although I'm sure a Nubra would've been more comfortable in retrospect. Overall I got lots of compliments on my dress!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
October 2, 2012
Dress got lots of compliments, however, the fit was a bit off.
I am usually a solid size 10. The 10 fit me perfect in the top but was too snug in the bottom so had to go up a size to 12. The top was huge! Luckily i was able to pin it to my strapless bra to keep it from falling down. My only other complaint was that the length difference between the 10 adn 12 was about 5 inches! the 10 fell about mid thigh on me which was great...but the 12 went to my knee. I held them up against one another and there was a 5" difference! Im not sure if someone had gotten the 10 hemmed or what, but that is a BIG difference!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
October 8, 2012
Such a gorgeous dress! It fit perfectly and looked fabulous when I caught the bouquet!
Snug in the top, if you're larger on top I'd go one size up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 9, 2012
Love, Love, Love
This dress was amazing!!! Fit amazing, felt amazing, excellent condition. I received a ton of compliments. Winner! I love Milly dresses!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
October 15, 2012
Loved the dress. Very appropriate for a wedding.
For starters, the base of the dress is Midnight BLUE not black as described. But other than that I was very pleased with the rental. I wore gold accessories and it worked very well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 12, 2012
Formal Affair done right
Renting this dress was the best decision I made. It fight perfectly to my body and I received compliments all night. The one problem I could see would be the built in bra area, if you are bigger in that area it could be a little snug and irritating. I would 100% rent this dress again. I kept the whole look simple and I paired it with a Rebecca Minkoff handbag, also rented from RTR. This is definitely a dress that I would recommend to all my friends and family, it makes you feel amazing!
KimberlyNovember 23, 2012
not to be creepy but i was at this event and noticed your dress because i rented it for aepi formal once! i love RTR as my little secret haha you looked amazing!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 28, 2012
The dress was too big and I couldn't wear it.
The dress runs big, especially the top. I usually wear a size 4, but the dress literally fell down on me when I put it on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 9, 2012
It was a cute dress - arrived on time and I got multiple compliments!
It fit well and was comfortable. I liked that there was a built-in bra support, so I didn't have to wear a strapless bra with it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 11, 2012
I felt very classy and comfortable in this dress
Fit well overall, but was a little too long
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