Plum Metallic Ruched Dress

$31 to buy
$430 retail
Stylist Notes

With subtle sheen and a sexy back, this Nicole Miller dress is a true showstopper.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up in this dress (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - bust is very fitted on C cup sizes and bigger so size up for fuller busts - low neckline reveals cleavage
WAIST: Very fitted - stretchy material is fitted throughout - ruched detail conceals midsection
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or no bra; bust has light, built-in padding to support bust
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up in this dress (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - bust is very fitted on C cup sizes and bigger so size up for fuller busts - low neckline reveals cleavage
WAIST: Very fitted - stretchy material is fitted throughout - ruched detail conceals midsection
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or no bra; bust has light, built-in padding to support bust
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

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Product Details

Wine metallic stretch taffeta. V neckline with halter straps. Woven strip detail on chest. Ruched body. Exposed back zip with button closure at back of neck. 38'' from shoulder to hem.

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124 reviews
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
August 25, 2012
Great Birthday Dress
It hugs your curves in all the right places. Shows off a bit of cleavage so if you aren't comfortable with that you may not like it.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
August 28, 2012
My husband really loved this dress on me :)
This was my "girls night out" dress and it was perfect. Definitely runs small like all the other reviews say, order a size up from your normal size. But the dress is beautiful and comfortable.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 245lbs
August 31, 2012
Date Night with my heartbeat
Looked and felt fantastic in dress.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 10, 2012
Looks better in person!
So, I opened up the package and saw these 2 tiny dresses and thought, "I should not have had that ice cream after dinner!" I ordered the dress in 6 and 8 and I put on the 8 first because they looked so small. The 8 fit a bit loose so I attempted to squeeze into the size 6. I had it zipped up halfway and then hiked it up above my waist a bit to give some more slack for the zipper the rest of the way up! I smoothed down the dress and it fit so perfectly! I was shocked! The straps are thinner than pictured on the model (and I think it looks way better in person)! My friends were asking if I was wearing supportive undergarments, but I wasn't! This dress is just flattering especially on a pear shape like me! People said my hips and butt looked fabulous! Nicole Miller and RTR does it again!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 20, 2012
Great for a wedding!
I loved this dress. It stretches to fit you so you don't have to worry about the size too much. It was very comfortable and sexy!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 144lbs
September 20, 2012
This dress makes you feel sexy!
I usually wear a 6, however after reading all the reviews, I decided to get the next 2 sizes up. I am so glad I did. The 8 did not fit my bust while I was wearing a strapless bra, so I removed it and it still felt tight. So I ended up in the 10. I really like the extra support. The straps on the back are designed like a sports bra. I NEVER go braless, especially in dresses where the goods may pop out but trust me, you're supported! I also love the ruching. It accentuates and minimizes the right places. This is by far the most favorite dress I've rented yet.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129lbs
September 20, 2012
This dress made me feel amazing!
I was in Vegas for a Bachelorette and this dress fit so well I didn't have to worry at all throughout the night about anything slipping out or ridding up. I danced the night away.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
October 8, 2012
didn't love it
It fit everywhere except at the top, across the widest part of the back. Also, I found the chest area tight as well and I am not especially large chested.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
October 12, 2012
Very cute and flattering! Runs a bit small.
I wore this for a night out on the town in Las Vegas. I am normally a 10 bordering on an 8 and I wore a 12 in this dress. It runs a bit small but looked fantastic and was very comfortable.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
October 15, 2012
Wore this to a wedding figuring it would fall longer on me since I am only 5'3. Wrong!
This dress is much better suited for a sexy occasion, like New Years or a Bachelorette. Was not appropriate for a wedding. Did not wear. I ordered the 8 and the 10 and neither fit.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 20, 2012
Loved the dress but too small.
Loved the dress however it ran small, really small. Probably not suffice for an athletic build like me. Sadly I did not wear it.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 24, 2012
Loved it! Got compliments from everyone!
Wore this for my 25th birthday and it was a hit! Everyone loved it and wanted to know where I got it from. It was comfy and had good support so I did not have to wear a bra. It did run a bit small though so I am glad I got a size up. Wearing spanx also made it easier to put on and made it look that much better!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 26, 2012
This dress was extremely comfortable! I didnt want to take it off at the end of the night!
I wore this dress for a bachlorette party at Foxwoods. The strechy material and rouching made this dress both forgiving and extremely comfortable! The length was not too short & with the material you could slide it up if you desired a shorter look. It ran small especially in the bust! other reviewers said it ran 1 size small so I ordered a 10 and a backup size of 12 ( i am usually an 8). The 10 fit me great except in the bust area. The bust area has some stiching that makes it extremely tight to zip in comparison to the rest of dress & the cut is low, so it also looked like I was falling out of it. I am not huge on top I wear a size 36 C. I had to go with the 12 because of the bust. besides the bust I really liked the way the the dress fit. I would own this dress
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124lbs
December 12, 2012
Beautiful dress, lots of compliments, fun to wear.
As all the other reviews stated, this does run small. After reading , I ordered the 8 which was a perfect fit. The length was still well above my knees, even with me being short! I wore spanx and nothing else underneath and had very good support in the top. I did feel I showed alot of cleavage, which I didn't know I had. Someone with a larger top may not feel as comfortable. I wore the beautiful earrings that were my mystery bling and let the dress take center stage.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 121lbs
December 13, 2012
Amazing Dress!
Upon the suggestion of other reviewers who said it ran small, I rented the 2 and 4 (I usually rent 0 and 2). When I received the dresses, I noticed that the fabric of the 4 felt thicker than the 2. I first tried on the 4 and it fit, but I couldn't zip it up by myself. When it was zipped up, it was comfortable but there was extra fabric around the tummy area and in the back that just didn't look right to me. I then tried on the 2 and the zipper was super hard to get up. I needed my husband's help and I had to pull the fabric closer together as he zipped. The 2 was slightly tight in the chest (with a padded, strapless bra), but it looked a whole lot better. The color is different than the model pics. It's more of a maroon color, which you can see in the real girl's pictures. It was slightly longer than I wanted (it was down to my knees) but rode up as I walked and danced so it was ok.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 28, 2012
Beautiful dress but not for large busted girls
Beautiful dress but not for large busted girls- I'm a 34C bust and otherwise small frame (usually a sizw 2) and the top is too small at any size that would fit my smaller frame below.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 2, 2013
Flattering Fit
The dress did run a little small, I ended up wearing the larger back up size and that was snug in the chest, but back helped add support. I definitely used the fashion tape to help prevent any accidents. Great plum color, more purple than the model picture. Overall, a great party dress.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 9, 2013
Everyone was commenting on my dress and earrings telling me how gorgeous I looked
Loved it! A bit tight in the bust area, but I made it work. The fabric was stretchy which helped
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
January 10, 2013
Homecoming
I normally fit in an 8, but due to my bust I had to move up to a 10. Dress was very curve hugging, and I got a lot of compliments on how it looked.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
January 15, 2013
Felt great in this extremely comfortable dress and is was a great alternative to wearing a LBD
I wore the dress to a wedding and it looked great and was very comfortable. It looks small on the hanger but has a lot of stretch. I ordered the size 2 and 4 but ended up going with the 4 because just like the other women mentioned, the dress is difficult to zip up and I needed help. But once it was zipped, it didn't even feel tight and I didn't need to wear a bra because it provided so much support. The color is prettier in person and the length was perfect. Since I'm only 5'2", I was concerned it would be a little long but it was perfect.
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
October 3, 2010
This dress fit perfectly! It was very comfortable and didn't ride up at all. I got compliments all night long!
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
October 8, 2010
I ordered a size 6&8 just to be on the safe side...most of the dresses I have purchased are a size6. The dress ran very small and narrow. It was very pretty and the color is amazing but it didn't make it out of my apartment.
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Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Body type: Full Bust
October 30, 2010
I ordered in a 6, my normal size also for this designer, and an 8 would have been better as the dress was narrow and not very roomy on top. It was also very short, which did not make a good look with the overly busty top. Would recommend for medium bust. It was a gorgeous color, a beautiful dress- so it was unfortunate I was not able to wear it.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 18, 2010
I felt so glamorous in this dress and had a great time dancing the night away at my sorority's semi formal.
This dress was fabulous! I read other reviews before ordering and saw that it ran small, so I ordered slightly bigger sizes than I would normally get. Typically I wear a 4-6, but I ordered this in a 6 and an 8. The 8 fit perfectly. The color is gorgeous and I am considering ordering the gold color in the future for a different event because the dress looked and fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 3, 2010
Comfortable, fun, sexy
I SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED RENTING THIS DRESS AGAIN 2 WEEKS AFTER THE FIRST TIME... but then I realized that would defeat the purpose! I loved this dress and it was perfect for a semi-formal weddding... however, some things to note: This dress runs small for sure! I went to a Nicole Miller store and they told me that. Normally I wear a 4 or a 6 and this dress I had to wear an 8 just to get my bust/back/neck in the dress. It's also a lot longer than it looks on the model... I would say with certainty that they folded the hem under or altered the dress for this picture. Either way, it wasn't way too long. The dress was tighter in the chest and straps than I thought it would (should) be and looser in the stomach/back/hips area. A little disproportionate... BUT it still looked great. There are soft cups so I didn't need to wear a bra (for my 34 C/D chest) and I wasn't uncomfortable at all.
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Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 8, 2010
The dress is gorgeous, but quite small - I'm about 5'4" and 125-130 lbs, with a small bust, and the 6 was extremely difficult to zip up. I really wish I had ordered an 8. The length is nice - it hit me a few inches above my knee. It's a really sexy, bold dress, very flattering, and I would highly recommend it, but just get a size up (or two, since I thought I usually would be a 4!).
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Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
December 11, 2010
I think this dress is close to true except for the bust, but I am a 32DD and the 8 fit better than the 6 (was busting out in the 6 and still very busty in the 8) but the 6 fit fine in the waist and hips and probably could have even been a 4 in those areas. The dress does stretch though and the crinkle like material is pretty flattering. The color is just like it is on the site, which I think is ok... would be prettier if it were a richer plum. I really like it overall though, very flattering especially if you have an hourglass figure.
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Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 13, 2010
As many of the other ladies said, this dress takes some maneuvering to get into- thank goodness I had friends on hand to help me get it on me properly. I always wear a 0, but had the 2 as a backup and even considered wearing the larger size for a minute before I did some more shifting and shimmying to get the 0 to sit right. It was super long on me too, much longer than the photo implies. The cut definitely flattered my (smallish) bust and waistline, and the gathers can also hide a multitude of sins. After a night of dancing, the fabric along the bust/strap rubbed me the wrong way and actually left a mark for a few days. A friend of mine just rented the cocoa one for a wedding and looked great in it too.
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Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Body type: Full Bust
December 19, 2010
The dress is lovely and the fabric is amazing, but it runs 2 sizes small and doesn't work at all on a larger chest.
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Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
February 10, 2011
Runs a little small, normally I am a 0 but in this wore a 2. Amazing dress. Looks great on anyone. The color is fabulous..a little darker than shown on website. Have no complaints. Comfy, fun to dance in, flattering. Got so many compliments and would recommend this to anyone!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
February 28, 2011
I loved this dress! The color was lovely, although more purple than in the photo. It is very flattering for someone with an hourglass figure, because it hugs your curves. My measurements are 37-26-39.5 so finding anything that doesn't look baggy in the middle is difficult! There was plenty of room "leftover" in the waist area but the ruched material just sucked right in and you couldn't even tell it was too big there! My only caveat (which I saw some others mention) is that the bust is very tight on the size that it's supposed to fit -- the designer says that a 10 should fit a 37" bust and I'm exactly that size, but it took two of us to zip up the last few inches! Looked fabulous on, though!!
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Overall fit:
Small
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 42
Body type: Apple
March 11, 2011
The color and material are great! Unfortunately, the dress is too small, even though I ordered 2 sizes up already. I couldn't zip it up. I got a 2 and 4, since I'm usually a 0. Good thing I had another dress to wear to the event from RTR. This dress would have been the perfect choice, but it didn't make it.
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Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
March 14, 2011
Didn't make it out of the house with this dress. The top was so little - I'm an A-cup and I couldn't imagine this dress fitting anyone any bigger than me. The bottom part of the dress fit fine, although it's not as short as shown and the bottom hem is kind of funny. Not too happy with this dress - Nicole Miller disappointed me with this one.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 17, 2011
Drop dead gorgeous!
I love this dress! It is a complete knockout. The fit is awesome.. tight enough to show off all my curves but not too skanky. I wore this for my prom and got tons of compliments. It is extremely comfortable as well. The only things of note are that the color is a bit darker and more purple than appears in the picture (yet is still gorgeous) and the dress is tighter than I expected. Order your size and one up from that, it was especially tight in the bust area, creating more support but more cleavage exposure than needed. I felt beautiful in this drop dead Nicole Miller!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
April 18, 2011
Got a ton of compliments!
Loved the dress and got a ton of compliments on it. The color is much more purple than brassy as it appears in the picture here. It definitely runs small, especially in the bust area. I am usually a 4 or 6, and just was able to get away with the 6. In the future I'd probably order an 8 though, mainly because of the fit in the bust area.
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Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
April 24, 2011
This dress was a bummer b/c not only does it run small but it looks more "cheap" and tacky in person than it does on this model.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
May 2, 2011
I needed a dress for a celeb bday party and there were a lot of other celebs there. I wanted a dress that would fit my body well and also be comfy. I called RTR and they suggested this dress. LOVED IT! I am a size 6-8 and a 34D. This dress had a perfect stretch to it. I ordered the 8 and the 10 at the suggestion of RTR and wore the 8. I probably could have worn a 6 but the 8 was good. I didnt wear a bra bc the top is very supportive. I did feel like my boobs were going to fall out bc it was low cut but they never did. (thank goodness) I had another dress as back up in case this one didnt work and when I tried them both on, my friends ALL chose this dress for me. It was a great length also. I'm 5'4 and the dress hit me just a tiny bit longer than the model. I think bc if the crinkle, you can make he dress shorter if you want. I definately reccoment this dress to any girls who have a curvy shape. It is forgiving material and it hugs curves well yet still has enough give in the material to be comfy.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
May 13, 2011
I fell in LOVE with this dress when I saw it on RTR and just had to have it for a wedding in NYC. After reading the reviews and realizing the dress ran small, I got it in my size and the size up (so a 4 and 6). Both fit but it was definitely snug on top in the four! I ended up wearing that one out and got a TON of compliments on it! I would not recommend this dress if you have a large chest (my 32Cs were a bit much in the dress) but any larger would have been a bad look. Otherwise, it's a stunning dress so order smart and enjoy!
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Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 19, 2011
Dress runs smalls, but when you order a size up, it's a good, snug fit. Dress hugged in all the right places and since rouching is so forgiving, the dress tends to hide tummy/hip bumps well. I wore this dress for a bachelorette party and it was sexy, but comfortable. Since the dress is shimmery, it's best for evening. It might be too costume like for a day event. The length was good for someone 5'4" and I had no problems with it riding up even when dancing. The top was snug so you don't need to wear a bra if you have a medium bust. Probably not the best choice in dress for a large bust.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
August 1, 2011
I usually wear a size 2 but after reading the reviews I ordered a 4 and 6 and ended up wearing the 6. The dress was beautiful. Not nearly as short as it appears on the model. The metallic color is stunning and the dress is very comfortable and beautiful! Highly recommend this dress!
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