November 13, 2014
The dress was very comfortable all night and the pockets were a total plus.
I had just had minor surgery and was not in a place where Spanx would work and this dress was very comfortable without Spanx as it was fitted to just under my ribcage, then came out. I am a solid 6 on the bottom but either a 6 or 8 on the top and I really needed the 8 in this dress, however the bottom was quite loose and literally any size would have worked. So I would say go for the size you need on top. The length was perfect for me. Hits about 2 or 3 inches above the knee. Felt a little breezy in the back due to the loose cut, but I am pretty sure nothing hung out! I felt like the straps were a little long for my torso, but I could wear a normal bra (YAY!) and it had those bra strap clips so it didn't feel uncomfortable once I was fully assembled.
As far as style goes, it is a fairly understated and plain dress, although the fabric was really high quality. I was wearing it to an evening, semi-formal event at my daughter's school and it worked well for that, but it was not flashy at all. It would have looked cute with a blingy belt, but I didn't have one or feel like shopping for one. Or you could get away with a GIANT necklace with this dress. If you have a great figure or are good at rocking the Spanx, this dress might feel a bit "boxy" to you. I didn't think it was the hottest dress I have ever worn but it was elegant. I would rent it again, but probably as a back up dress to give something more fabulous a try.
This was my first RTR rental and it was a breeze. Came on time, dresses were clean and ready to go, easy to return.