allison parris

Heirloom Dress

$209 to buy
$665 retail
Stylist Notes

Allison Parris reinvented the whimsical romantic dress with an asymmetrical hemline. Accent the sateen bodice for a formal event with shimmering accessories, like Ella Carter's Riley Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, and Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Light blue tulle (100% Nylon). Cap sleeves. Square neckline. Full skirt gown with beaded waist. Exposed back zipper. Partially lined. See size and fit tab for length. Made in the USA.

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125 reviews
Fit
Large
(51)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(1)
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Age: 32
May 22, 2017
Beautiful and extremely well made. Especially great for outdoor events.
Beautiful and well made gown. Great construction and quality which makes it especially suitable for outdoor events. Though you probably need at least a B cup to fill out the bust sufficiently.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
March 3, 2017
Fairy princess dress
I went with another dress but this was very pretty and princessy. It was very big on top though. I would recommend sizing down if you have a smaller back/ rib cage.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Weight: 150lbs
January 29, 2017
Wore this dress for my rehearsal dinner! Felt like a princess!
comfortable, fit true to size, just what I was looking for!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
January 3, 2017
Super cute and fun!
Wore this for New Year's Eve and got so many compliments! I normally wear size 8 (sometimes 10 because of my boobs), but size 6 was the only available size. Other reviews said this dress runs large, so I risked it and it worked! I didn't fit perfectly... my boobs were pretty squished and I felt like my torso wasn't quite long enough, but it was still comfortable and I felt like Cinderella! It looked like there might have been some damage to the tulle near the zipper that had been repaired, so there was some strange bunching in the back that bothered me when I first put it on, but when I asked my girl friends, they said it wasn't noticeable and it didn't show up in any of my pictures, so no big deal there! Best New Years ever!
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 2, 2016
I felt like a princess- this dress was the whole reason behind my fairytale themed engagement shoot!
4 stars instead of 5 because the size was not right for me: I got the 2R size and 0L as my backup. I'm 4'11" so I actually needed a 0P but they don't carry that, and 0R was out of stock at the time. The 2R was too big on me so I ended up wearing 0L. It was obviously long on me so I wore it as a full length dress, which didn't worked out perfectly fine. The only issue I had was that because of the L size, the neckline was really low on me so I safety pinned the sleeved up on the back of the dress. It shows in some pictures where my back is facing the camera, but it wasn't a deal breaker for me. Some people reviewed that the tulle part makes you look fat, which I would agree with. In some pictures it isn't the most flattering on me. It also didn't help me that I accidentally bought a padded stick on bra and didn't have time to get a normal one, which made me look much bustier than I really am. And (TMI alert) to top it all off I also was greeted by mother nature the morning of the shoot so overall I just felt very bloated. I found the dress when my sister and I were scrolling through to find a red dress for me and I immediately changed my mind about the theme. I was initially going for a "long red dress at the beach" kind of look, but this dress was too beautiful to give up. I also love horses so having one in the shoot was a dream come true for me. Overall, I would recommend the dress and despite sizing issues it worked out very well for me!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2016
Ethereal dreamy princess-like dress
Rented this for an outdoor photo shoot. Beautiful dress that looked even more gorgeous in photos. Size 6 is what I normally wear and this dress zipped up fine, but too roomy in shoulder area . I had to use safety pins to pin up excess so it wouldn't slide off my shoulders. Other than that, loved the color, loved the fabric! Glad I went with this one!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
October 14, 2016
This dress made me feel beautiful! It was perfect for the event and I didn't have to spend too much.
It fits true to size. I usually wear a size 6 and the 6 fit like a glove. The color is a little more blue than in the photo on the website. Beautiful dress for a great price.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 12, 2016
Beautiful design. I had my family pictures taken in RTR dresses. Super satisfied.
I usually wear size 4 so based on other reviews i got a size smaller and it fit like a glove. I felt like a princess. Sucha beautiful dress. Instant girly girl moment.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 10, 2016
A true show stopper!
This dress is SO fun to wear and easy to dance in. My one complaint is that it is a little big up top if you have small boobs. Seems to be cut for a C-cup. Any larger and it might be a bit snug. Make sure to hang it up a few days before the event to let the wrinkles fall out. I got tons and tons of compliments the entire night.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 3, 2016
Loved this Fairytale dress! I felt beautiful in my engagement shoot! My fiancé also loved it:)
#EngagementShoot
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 156lbs
September 15, 2016
Gorgeous gown, but VERY, VERY, poofy, and LARGER than expected. Not the most flattering.
I felt this dress was beautiful in photos. I tried to order a petite, as I am not the tallest person. I had to settle for a size that wasn't quite ideal for me - which no doubt contributed. Dress was loose in straps (I am not well-endowed up top) and top portion. Comfortable size at bottom for my hips, which are on the larger size. I felt like it was overall not the best shape for me, as my pear shape seemed accentuated, and my tiny waist not played up. However...it is a beautiful almost silvery mint blue, and looked great with my bold jewelry and bright red lips. Definitely size down on this one, and you'll need to plan for time to steam the HUGE poofy layers!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 31, 2016
Felt like a princess!
Runs large but was a good fit for a large chest! The tulle skirt is very full but so fun to dance in!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
August 17, 2016
EVERYONE comments on this dress!
So many compliments on this--I had women seek me out to tell me what they thought of my dress at the wedding. Wore it to an outdoor bohemian antique style wedding and it fit the color palette perfectly. Material is pretty thick so sweating will happen when you're dancing. Also, the bodice doesn't have ANY give or stretch to it. I have a large bust so I felt strapped in around the chest and had a little room in the arms/waist.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
August 8, 2016
I looked like Cinderella and was told that :) It was comfy and i didn't worry about malfunctions
I loved the dress. It was very sweet and relatively comfy. The only thing that wasn't perfectly comfy was that there is a shift-style built in slip skirt under all the tulle and I have thicker thighs so it came up and washouts a tad restricting, but not bad. It makes you have to keep your legs together or crossed while sitting though. The cut is beautiful and I'm about 5'5 and the length was perfect. It didn't get caught in my heel or drag which was great. Also i didn't really have to lift the skirt to go up stairs bc its high-low. The only thing i would've liked to change if i could was that the top is a bit long and i am shorter waisted, it bagged a little and the straps were somewhat loose, so i wish i could've shortened the straps and pulled the fit of the top tighter. But it's livable for sure. It's also a lot of cleavage which i wasn't uncomfortable with but it's defiantly there. Make sure you wear a really low cut bra. A balconette works best. It was gorgeous though and i got a lot of compliments. It was definitely more comfy than most girls prom dresses and i wasn't fidgety all night. Dresses are hard to fit my body type most times, so overall it was a success. (I'm a 32D, size 6 normally, thicker thighs, 5'5, shorter waist, broader shoulders)
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 2, 2016
Prom!!
I rented this for a throw back Prom event and it worked out perfect! The top was too big but with a little push-up bra help (which you can wear easily without straps showing) it worked out great. I got the regular length and was long in the back but 6in heels made the fit perfect! Was so much fun dancing in this all night long!!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 117lbs
July 18, 2016
I rented this dress for my bridal shower and absolutely loved it!
I didn't want to just wear a white dress, but still wanted something that would stand out and have a "bridal" feel. this had a SATC/princess moment. Everyone loved the dress and it fit perfectly with my garden tea party feel. I would absolutely recommend it. As for the size, it is bigger on the top.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
June 6, 2016
Felt Like a Princess at my engagement shoot
I wanted a Disney princess feel for my engagement photos and this dress didn't disappoint! It is definitely poofy but I wanted that little oomph. I'm actually 34DD and it did kinda just push the girls down instead of curving to my chest leading me to adjust it a few times to get my bra to not be visible. But otherwise the dress fit well and wasn't stiff or uncomfortable to wear. All the people at the lighthouse stopped to tell me how beautiful I looked and many of the comments even mentioned that I looked like a princess.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 5, 2016
It's a cute dress...
It is an adorable dress but it definitely runs very large. I normally wear an eight but the six in this dress was too large so I could have probably gone down a size and it would have fit just fine. The six was just a bit too baggy in the bodice for it to be flattering. It's also a bit plain but that can be remedied with a cute belt or a broach. The detailing around the waist is cute but it's minimal. Also, the dress smelled AWFUL! It almost seemed as if someone jumped into a pool while wearing it and the dry cleaner couldn't get the smell out. The smell and the fit are the main reasons why I went with my other dress choice.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
May 31, 2016
This dress was an absolute fairytale, I loved everything about it.
Everything fit very well, I am a bit large in the bust and small in the waist, and this dress fit perfectly in all of those areas. I loved that the back gave full coverage, and the high-low of the hem (which usually I despise) was so elegant. Very full skirt, I felt like a princess and people have not stopped complimenting my outfit choice for our engagement session. Would 100% recommend for those looking for a dreamy, fairytale-like dress.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
May 28, 2016
Felt like a princess all night!
great: got to wear a normal bra. cons: a litte tight for chestier girls overall: you will be called cinderella and feel amazing
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 16, 2016
Lovely gown!
I rented this dress last minute for my senior prom. Although most of the reviews said the dress ran large, there was no size 6 available, so I rented my usual size 8, and prayed it would fit. I found it to be fairly true to size, but very oddly cut. The torso was quite long (and I have a long torso and a large bust) and the shoulders were a little big. I found the bust area to be quite tight, and it squashed down my bust a bit. However, it was not so small in that area that I wouldn't recommend it to large busted ladies, as I am unusually large busted (30HH). The color was stunning! It was the exact color of my eyes, and it complemented my hair nicely as well. I think that perhaps it wasn't the most flattering cut for my body, but I still loved wearing it!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
May 13, 2016
Runs quite large and don't be mistaken - skirt is VERY full
Color is great and the dress is really fun. I'm a total pear-shaped woman and sadly this dress just made me look dumpy. The many many layers of tulle get bunched up easily and while the dress is absolutely cute, it just was entirely too full for me. Now that I look back on past reviews, it seems this dress does well on petite frames and those with fuller chests.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
May 9, 2016
Pure Disney princess!
I loved wearing this dress!! I felt like a princess and it was so fun. I wore it to a wedding and it was perfect. It was a bit tight on the bust and long in the torso area but it still worked and you couldn't really tell. The bottom layer has lining which was tight and very short-didn't quite cover my bottom. It wasn't really an issue but it was a little uncomfortable. I would absolutely rent this again! I am typically a 6 or sometimes 8 in dresses but I wore the 4L and it was perfect.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Age: 32
April 21, 2016
I rented this for my engagement photos.
I Love RTR and I wanted to love this dress but it was WAY too large up top. Other comments mentioned the same issue, but I thought since I have a larger bust (36DD) it wouldn't be an issue. However, it was still huge up top! I didn't end up wearing it because it was so big. Definitely size down if you rent this one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 6, 2016
Engagement photos. Princess feel.
Good quality, no worries about the tulle. The dress is bluer than it looks on the model (the model looks more silver than blue IMO). I'm short so the dress was even longer on me. I ordered a 10R, I could have went with an 8 (I had extra room in the stomach and bust for sure), but I wanted to be sure bc I didn't get the a backup size bc I got the 3 dresses on sale, so I sized up to be safe. The straps are long so it was more cleavage showing than I wanted for this particular dress, but again I'm short, so only a petite option would have made that better.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
March 14, 2016
SIZE DOWN! Stunning Princess Dress
As someone who usually has trouble zipping dresses up due to a large chest, I didn't listen to other reviews that said to size down. I figured I'd be able to fill out the top and it would be okay. The smaller size ended up still being too large for me up top. I tried to use fashion tape but it didn't really hold. I wore the dress anyway because it was just too beautiful not to! I wore it to my Up! Themed Bridal Shower. My mom even got me a tiara to complete my Princess look. Overall the dress was incredibly gorgeous and I received a ton of compliments. Just make sure to size down so you aren't flashing your bra all day like I was. :)
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
March 13, 2016
Wynwood beauty
Rented this dress for my daughters photo shoot. It was stunning. She also mentioned how comfortable it was. Everyone was commenting on how gorgeous the dress was. Big hit. The picture were amazing.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 17
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 22, 2016
I loved how whimsical this dress was! It was a great dress for our engagement photo shoot!
As previously mentioned - this dress runs huge! I am normally a 12 and only picked the 8 as a back up size because they didn't have a 10 left. Thank goodness it worked out that way because even 8 was a little loose in the torso. It definitely needs to be fitted on top or the whole dress looks awkward. I loved the color (more mint green than blue). THE SKIRT WAS FABULOUS - just the right amount of drama for a photo shoot. We went to dinner afterwards and everyone asked us if we just had a courthouse wedding. Another hit RTR!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 20, 2016
This dress is beautiful. I rented for my daughter, she looked like a princess.
My daughter is 5"/ 125 pounds. I rented a size 4R and fit perfect.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124lbs
February 16, 2016
I felt like a magical prom queen!
I wore this to my surprise prom-themed 30th birthday party. Omg, it was gorgeous. The color is beautiful and the tulle makes you feel like a princess. Two things to note: 1. This dress runs big. I normally wear a 4 - I ordered a size 2 and the sleeve still kept slipping off my shoulders. If a 0 had been available I would have tried to swap it. 2. The tulle it huge! If you want it to lay flatter, make sure you allow time to steam the pieces. I didn't mind it being fluffy so it worked out, but I didn't give myself enough time to find a steamer and straighten out every piece. Overall though, amazing dress!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
February 15, 2016
The nonstop compliments!
Loose and low cut on the top. I just dealt with it - had to hike it up every once in a while. Waist was perfectly fitted and the skirt was SO poofy and amazing! If you aren't looking for attention don't get this dress, because it's a showstopper!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 10, 2016
Dress was a gorgeous color and truly fun to wear!
Dress was very large in the bust (albeit I'm very small in that area). I was able to pin without it looking too obvious. Also agree with review that tulle wasn't in the best shape on arrival after shipping. Was able to use steamer to get it looking great prior to my event
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 27, 2016
Felt like a princess ballerina for the Nutcracker at a Christmas Party!
The size 2R was not available so I rented 0R and 4R. I wore the size 0R to our Junior League Nutcracker themed holiday dinner dance. The waist was uncomfortably tight. The top was very lose. It kept falling off my shoulders. All that made it very annoying but I still felt like a beautiful princess. I don't think anyone could tell the fit was annoying and uncomfortable. Instead I got compliments all night and I felt beautiful in it! This dress is probably perfect for someone who has broad shoulders but not someone who is petite up top.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 22, 2016
It was the perfect fairytale dress for our engagement photos
The dress runs big, I'm usually a two but the size zero fit better. The top fit a little funny and I had to use dress tape to avoid having to pull it up constantly. It was great for photos and I'm glad I chose it but if I had to wear this dress to an actual party, I know I would be fidgeting with it. Lots of tulle, pose carefully!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2016
Not great
Wore a dress I already had. This dress made me look big, and the top fit strangely
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 31, 2015
Slipped the 4R and 6R on and neither of them fit well -- had to rush a re-order!
The tulle skirt will NOT flatter everyone, but my main issue with this dress was that the upper torso part was just too long. I'm average height and have average/small boobs so I thought this would be a great fit. Gorgeous on line and on the other women who have worn it -- just definitely not the dress that fit me best.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Age: 26
December 30, 2015
This dress is a stunner! The tulle is a beautiful shade and the details are sweet.
I rented this dress for a winter styled shoot. My model is normally a 4/6, but I ordered a size 2 and 4 because reviews said the dress ran large. I agree, the dress does run large. The model fit perfectly into the size 2. Note: if you are busty and don't want to show your cleavage, watch out! This dress is gorgeous, but it is kind of a scoop neck. With all that said, this dress was PERFECT for the shoot! The color is so soft but beautiful--a sea green/blue color. There is a lovely pearl detail around the waistline and lots of layers of tulle. Couldn't have picked a more perfect dress for this shoot! Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 23, 2015
My best friends wedding. Her bridesmaid's dress color was the same as this dress. added a belt.
Fit great, could wear a bra, needed some extra sparkle so I added a sparkly belt, Felt like a princess .
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
December 16, 2015
Beautiful color. Runs large.
The straps are large and even after pinning the dress in the back unfortunately I still had to continue fixing the top. The skirt is beautiful and full!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 8, 2015
LOVED this dress and received SO many compliments! I hosted a winter wonderland themed event in it!
I am petite so the straps were long on me (like everything else) and they had to be pinned, but overall this dress fit beautifully!
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