Theia

Gold Stroke Dress

$107 to buy
$595 retail
Stylist Notes

We think this Theia dress is a stroke of genius! Rent it for your next occasion and you will steal the show. Gold and black jacquard are perfect paired with Slate & Willow's Dripping Arbor Necklace.

Belt not included.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14 & plus 16W-22W.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black and Gold Jacquard (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Boat Neckline. Full skirt. Scoop back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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180 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(110)
Small
(48)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 4, 2013
Tons of compliments at the gala!
Wore to a black-tie optional gala, fit right in among the under- and overdressed. Threw a cute black jacket over top for keeping warm. Lots of compliments. It's definitely poofy - the tulle underneath is stiff - and that felt weird at first, but it didn't look strange, and it was still easy to sit in. I wore hose/tights because of weather; otherwise would've felt a bit short I think, especially sitting. Moved great for dancing! Size-wise, I could've been in the 10 with extra layers of Spanx and keeping my abs tucked in, but was perfectly comfortable in the 12 without bagginess. Since I'm typically in between those sizes, I'd say it runs true to size. Also, upon looking at this photo as I write the review, I see that there's a belt, and while I did notice belt loops, I did not receive a belt with either size. With my jacket on, it was noticeable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 5, 2013
Flattering cut with just enough pop to stand out!
PERFECT! Wore for my best friend's wedding- she didn't have any formal bridesmaids but I guess I was the "Maid of Honor" so I needed something that would stick out. The cut of the dress was amazing- just enough 'poof' under the skirt to make it fun yet flattering and the lower cut back made it even more classy. I added some color with green earrings and a dark wine shoe and lip. Definitely a hit and would rent again!
ElizabethNovember 30, 2013
I absolutely love the way you accessorized this dress with the wine shoes and lip! It looks absolutely stellar!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 13, 2013
This dress was perfect! Stylish, flattering, and incredibly comfy! A total WIN!
If I've come to learn anything over the last five years of my life, it's that you have to be true to your body and self, and love what the Lord gave you! My body type is pear-shaped/hourglass. A-line cuts, full skirts, and tailored tops look best on my body and make me feel most confident. This is that perfect dress in a nutshell. Perfectly tailored at the waist, full-skirt, flawless. I received so many compliments from everyone. The style is very retro--think Audrey Hepburn, classic 50s, with a modern twist--so if that's a look you're going for, this is the dress for you. I ordered it in my normal size, and it was a perfect fit. Will definitely keep this style as my go-to, and the Theia line at the top of my list as well.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 16, 2013
Really great holiday dress
Form fitting bodice. Touch a toile under skirt! Such a fun dress to wear for holidays! I felt great in it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 21, 2013
This was such a great way to have a nice dress for an event. Everything was flawless!
This dress was true to size, however, I should have gotten an 8 instead for a better fit. It was a little large in the waist, but the belt hid it very well! I had so many compliments all night! Didnt want to return it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
November 27, 2013
Adorable, timeless dress. Cute and classy!
When my original dress order didn't arrive in time for a black-tie dinner (it was UPS' fault, not RTR's), I had to rush to the storefront in Manhattan to try to find a replacement. RTR saved the day! The stylists were great and picked a dress that was honestly way better for the event than the one I'd ordered online. The cut is very flattering and the dress is comfortable. It even has pockets!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
December 3, 2013
Loved the dress!! Very comfortable. Got many compliments.
Fit true to size. the color is great. Love the pockets.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 4, 2013
Perfect Holiday Dress!
I rented this dress for a formal event at the Bel-Air Country Club in early December and it was simply perfect for the occasion. Beautiful dress! It fit me nearly perfect, it was just a touch tight under the arms and a little loose around the bust (though I have a small bust), but I felt it fit true to size. The colors are perfect for the holiday season and the fit was really flattering. It was a touch longer - about at my knees - and I liked that, it was a very classic silhouette and perfect for holiday parties and formal work events. I would highly recommend this dress! I got so many compliments on it all evening - it's just amazing!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 5, 2013
AMAZING DRESS!
This dress is so fun! It cinches nicely at the waist and really has a flirty feel with the full skirt. The gold shine that runs throughout makes it dressy enough for a cocktail event. Made me feel amazing!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
December 9, 2013
Beautiful & Fun dress
The dress was very pretty, and perfect for a company Christmas party. The material was nice. The only problem that I had was in the bust area. If you have a larger bust size, you should definitely think about sizing up for comfort. However, there was plenty of room in the hip area for a curvy girl. I did receive compliments on the dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 10, 2013
The tons of compliments I received!
The fit is true to size. Only thing I would say is the fabric is thicker than it appears in the picture.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 16, 2013
The Perfect Holiday Party Dress!
This dress is great for an evening cocktail or holiday party. This is a classic shape most body types can pull off. I usually wear a size 0 and sometimes 2 and I ended up going with a size 2 with a little extra space in the chest area as I am a 32 A. I got a lot of compliments on the dress so if you want to dress to impress, rent this one!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 153lbs
December 16, 2013
Beautiful dress that arrived in pristine condition; runs large.
I wore this dress to my law firm holiday party and received many compliments. I have a small bust, but broad shoulders and still found that the dress ran large. I am a little heavy right now so floating towards a 10, instead of my usual size 8, but I found this 8 to be a bit loose and wished I'd ordered a 6, instead of an 10 as my "extra size".
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 17, 2013
Loved It, Fit Perfectly!
I rented this for a holiday party and it was absolutely perfect. The gold was so pretty! Very comfortable, the scooped back was a nice touch, and I loved the tulle around the skirt. I didn't want to return it! Thanks RTR for another great dress! P.S. The pockets were great - ideal for carrying phone, etc.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
December 18, 2013
Fabulous / eye-catching -- perfect party dress, esp for work event!
I rented this dress a couple weeks ago for a work holiday party. This dress, while poufy in the skirt (it has a small crinoline) was actually perfect for the event. It's beautiful & eye-catching, and the belt helps cinch the waist to keep the look flattering overall. Definitely a girly party frock versus a sexy statement but totally worth it! Looks fab with Kate Spade Liberty heels...
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210lbs
May 7, 2014
Got so many compliments on this dress! Wore it to a rock and roll gala and was super comfy all nite
This was a size up for me and it made the top slightly too big but the waist totally breathable. And if you need a dress with pockets this is it - I couldn't believe I could actually stow my phone in them and the dress still looked perfect - no pulling! I'd rent this again in a heartbeat.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 23, 2013
Phenomenal!!
This dress is amazing!!! Cannot say enough great things about it. Classy, elegant and stunning. I got SOOO many compliments. Highly recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 26, 2013
Gold accents made this a perfect Christmas dress.
This dress is beautiful and the gold shimmered under the Christmas lights. The cut/style made my sister exclaim, "you look like a 1950's housewife!" The flared skirt and cinched waist with the belt was very flattering. However, the top was tight for my 34DD chest; so I recommend going a size up if you have a big chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 28, 2013
Perfect for holiday parties! Festive, fun, classic & quality dress!
Pros: The fabric was in great shape. The dress felt expensive, great quality. It was the perfect dress for a winter holiday party-the weight was heavy enough that I didn't have to wear a bra. Also, I really liked the belt that came with it. It didn't make the dress look cheap, but rather, it was very subtle and a great waist accent. The dress pouf looks exactly like the picture on the RTR website. I highly recommend this dress!!! Cons: Ran small, which is why I couldn't even wear a bra underneath! SIZE UP! RTR sent me two size 2 dresses because they accidentally sent me one without a belt. The size 2 dress that I didn't wear was MUCH smaller, so there was a large discrepancy in the same size! Specifically, to ladies with broad shoulders or large bust sizes, I would recommend going a size up in this dress. I have somewhat broad shoulders, which might account for the smaller fit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
January 2, 2014
Festive and Fun!
Rented this dress for New Year's Eve and loved it. It was beautifully made, in excellent condition and fit perfectly. One of the reasons I love RTR is that it lets me try out styles and shapes I would never wear before. I almost always wear straight sheath-like dresses, but loved this A-line. The material is heavy but not hot, so it hides any lumps or bumps ( a definite plus for someone like me in her late 50's!). The underskirt of tulle helps the skirt keep its flouncy shape all night, yet it did not itch. Amazing! Great to dance in. I accessorized with gold jewelry and Black d'Orsay Manolos with gold. Kept it pretty simple because the dress stands out all on its own. I was a little concerned when I rented it that it might overwhelm me with all the gold pattern but it did not. I did wear a strapless bra as the dress sits a bit off-shoulder and even with clear bra straps they showed. I did not want to be tugging at them all night.
LaurenJune 28, 2014
LOVE this dress on you! Super classy!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
January 2, 2014
This dress is amazing and anyone who rents it, will feel amazingly beautiful in it! :)
The fit was absolutely true to size for me. I tried it on as soon as I received it and it fit like a glove. It fit nicely around the shoulders and was still quite comfortable to move around in around the waist area and the length was perfect. I am 5'3'' and it fell right above my knees. I received so many wonderful comments on this dress! It is quite a fun dress, especially when you have a new year's eve wedding to attend! :) And the best part, it has pockets!! :) Loved it!!! Wish I could have kept it longer! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 6, 2014
A full skirt and fun metallic pattern made this a perfect dress for dinner on NYE!
The dress fit great-- a true 4, fit well with my larger bust. I am short, and the full skirt hit right at the knee as opposed to 2" above in the picture, but wasn't too long and was still quite flattering. I got tons of compliments on the dress and would definitely rent it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 8, 2014
Stood out in the crowd!
We hosted a holiday party and this was the perfect hostess dress. It was very comfortable with a flattering fit. My waistline looked tiny in this dress. The material is really beautiful, and I got compliments all evening. I really loved the fact that it has pockets! I'd definitely rent this dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 63
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
January 9, 2014
it was fun to wear, different than most dresses
it was small through my back and a little snug around waist I am usually a true 10 also there was no belt like the photo showed, not sure why??? I got lots of lovely comments, it arrived in good condition!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 11, 2014
perfect dress for a winter wedding
I absolutely loved this dress. It fit perfectly and made me stand out--I received tons of compliments from other wedding guests. Many people also asked me where I got the dress. I was looking for something classy and comfortable for my friend's evening wedding at an art museum. The dress looked flawless, despite the fact that I was in a rush getting ready and completely forgot to wear the belt! I paired it with a pair of black closed-toed pumps and a chunky jewel statement necklace which seemed to complete the look. I would highly recommend renting this dress for a wedding or semi-formal/formal event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
January 17, 2014
Perfect dress for holiday parties!
I wore this dress when I hosted my annual Christmas party. It was adorable! I got so many compliments on it! It was very comfortable and looked great. I wore it with gold and clear crystal drop earrings and red/wine stilettos. My only issue was that both sizes arrived without the matching belt. I contacted RTR and they immediately over-nighted the belts to me. Sadly they didn't arrive the following day (they came 2 days after they were sent) which was after my party. I definitely think the dress needs the belt. I ended up wearing a little black belt that I had at home, but the matching belt looks better, so make sure you get it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
January 20, 2014
Such a wonderful, classy dress! The fit was amazing!
This was a fabulous dress for a black tie wedding! I received so many complements! I usually wear a 4 and when I tried it on it seemed a bit snug but after a while of wearing it, it felt perfect. The material is thick so I wouldn't recommend it for a warm outdoor event. I was not too short so I felt comfortable wearing the dress in the church for the ceremony. The skirt portion of the dress is full so it was fancy and fun. I ended up not wearing the belt that came with it, and no one could tell. Also, the back is low enough to show some skin but I was still able to wear a bra without it showing. I would definitely rent this dress again! I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 21, 2014
I got lots of compliments on the dress and it was perfect for the formal wedding I attended.
I really liked this dress. It's flirty and fun. The combination of the luxe fabric and the classic silhouette make it perfect for a formal wedding. That being said, because of the heavy brocade fabric, it's not exactly slimming. It made me look a little bigger than I am, but I wasn't really going for an overly sexy look, so I was okay with that. The dress was very comfortable and I was able to wear a regular bra with it, which I liked. I paired it with black stockings and a pair of Kate Spade black patent leather heels that had bows and gold accents and a black patent leather vintage envelope clutch.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 131lbs
January 23, 2014
Great stand-out dress!
The dress ran a little small but it fit great and was very comfortable. I didn't need any of the double-sided tape to hide my bra straps (I hate seeing bra straps).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 25, 2014
Doesn't work for a large rib cage
I ordered the 4 and the 6 for a winter weekend in New York and I simply couldn't zip either one of them. The reviews made it seem like I could size down from my standard size 6 and that just wasn't the case. Anyone who has "swimmers shoulders" like I do should either size up or forgo this dress entirely.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 25, 2014
just mehh
It's a beautiful and nice quality dress, but the volume in the skirt is much more intense in person. The top fit really well and would be great to keep someone with a pear shape from looking too sexy, but I don't have much of a butt so it just felt strange.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 25, 2014
Received a ton of compliments on the dress when I wore to my company's holiday party
The skirt was more full and longer than expected, but overall, a very beautiful, classy dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
January 30, 2014
Great party dress
This dress was a really fun party dress. The full skirt was cute, but the low back kept it from looking to sweet. It was very comfortable and flattering. I got tons of compliments on it.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 1, 2014
Fabulous, Formal Night Out in NYC!
This dress was perfect for a benefit dinner I attended at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City! It was so luxurious: great texture, color, and a perfect fit. So flattering...it even had fun and functional pockets! 100% satisfied with my experience and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fabulous, formal look.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
February 4, 2014
This was my first time using RTR and the process was so smooth!
I received my first set of dresses (sizes 0 & 2) on a Thursday night (PST) and found out, neither size fit. My event was that Saturday and I panicked. I emailed their customer service asking to overnight 2 new sizes (4 & 6). On Friday, I called the customer service line and they told me they had received my email, that 2 new sizes were on their way to Seattle, and it was free of charge! The package arrived just in time for the event on Saturday and I looked good! Thank you, RTR for a wonderful dress and for your outstanding customer service.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 4, 2014
Classy dress with flattering fit
The fit was great on this dress. It's very flattering with a structured bodice and fun, flared skirt. The gold splashes are a nice touch and spice up the classic style. This was a perfect dress my company's winter gala.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 15, 2014
Wasn't able to wear the dress because it was a little too small/exact.
Would recommend going up a size.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
February 28, 2014
Loved this dress! The picture I'm posting doesn't do it justice!! Got many, many compliments!
Great fit! True to size. And it has pockets!!! Who doesn't love a dress with pockets!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
March 7, 2014
Glamour for sure!
I loved this dress. It complimented my shape so well. I wore it for a black tie event and was skeptical because it wasn't a gown but it was perfect. I felt like a million bucks!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
March 17, 2014
Stunning dress! Perfect for the holidays.
I rented this dress for a New Year's Eve dinner date and party. The color scheme and hint of metallic gold was a classy alternative to the usual sequin-heavy fare that one typically encounters at those events - it had an awesome, retro feel, especially with the belt. Lots of compliments from friends and total strangers alike!
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