allison parris

Float On Dress

$133 to buy
$335 retail
Stylist Notes

Feel light as air in this too cute style by allison parris. You'll glide through that outdoor party! Make it shine with Slate & Willow Accessories’ Dripping Arbor Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (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: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue cotton (100% Cotton). Sleeveless with adjustable straps. Scoop neckline with low back. Full skirt with high-low hem. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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217 reviews
Fit
Large
(53)
True to Size
(82)
Small
(6)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 16, 2016
Cute, fun day dress!
I wore this to the Kentucky Derby and it was perfect! It was super comfortable and fun. The tulle underneath the skirt creates just enough lift. Like other reviews have said, the straps do not lay flat on the back, but I used some fashion tape to keep them in place. The low back keeps you cool for a hot, outdoor event.
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 15, 2014
Easy refund
This is a super cute dress but very large. I ordered a 2 and 4 based on recommendations - I'm 5'3", 120 34-25-36 and the size 2 was so large I could turn around in it. With the straps adjusted as tight as they would go, they still fell off my shoulders. The dress has a very low scoop neck and back so you def need stickies or a special bra. I was really disappointed I couldn't wear this under my gown (graduation) because it's an adorable dress but I'm not even confident a zero would have worked with the straps and neckline. RTR was great about the return and request for credit.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 18, 2014
Beautiful dress!!
I wore this for my 18th birthday dinner and a friend's orchestra performance. I love that the straps are adjustable because without that feature the scoop back wouldn't have fit right. There is a tulle under layer that can be a little itchy but it wasn't a problem. The color and pattern make this a perfect dress for spring or summer. I would recommend wearing a "sticky bra" because the back goes very low. Its hard to tell from the picture but the skirt part is pleated in a way that makes it bubble out so be careful with the wind! Overall, I'm very happy with this dress.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 25, 2014
Not a huge fan of this dress
This dress would be virtually impossible to wear without a bra and being backless makes it very tough. The straps even at their tightest didn't hold the front up and it wasn't the size as the rest of the dress fit. If you have any chest at all, this is not the dress for you. The bottom also had a layer of crinoline that made the dress poofy but not in a very cute way. Luckily this was my backup dress and I loved the one I ended up wearing.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
June 2, 2014
So perfect for my engagement dinner!
This dress made me feel so special! Everyone said I looked beautiful all nice! And it fit me great! Slightly loose on the top but definitely could not have used a smaller size. Another success!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 4, 2014
Fit perfectly, I felt like a princess.
The only issue was that there isn't a lot holding the straps up if you are small chested like me, but it fit so well otherwise!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 11, 2014
Great dress!
I loved the dress, the only issue that I had was that the back was a little bit low cut (you probably should wear a sticky bra) and because of this, the straps wouldn't stay up on my shoulders. The straps are adjustable and I had them at the tightest that they could be but they still kept falling down. Otherwise, I really liked the way the dress fit. There is some netting under the skirt of the dress which gives it a little flair and it looks really cute and bouncy, but the netting was a little bit scratchy and uncomfortable. Overall, the fit ran true to size and the dress looked adorable for the horse race that I attended.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
June 12, 2014
Loved this dress, but had it's challenges!
I loved this dress from the moment I saw it pop up on new arrivals and knew I had to have it for the Preakness! There were no reviews at all b/c it was so new, the stylist looked up other dresses by the same designer to see how they were running. She said small so I got a 6 and 8 when I would have typically used a 4 and 6. The 6 fit fine in the ribcage which was a concern but the straps were not laying right at all. No matter how you adjusted them they didn't seem to stay on properly. Neither size made a difference on the straps and that was annoying. I loved it so much that I decided to make it work. I fashion taped the back of the straps but honestly that didn't work out well. I also couldn't wear a bra, but not b/c of the back b/c I had a backless bra. The sticky bra I had came up too high for the front scoop neck and therefore you could see the top of the cups no matter what I did. I went without but I wasn't really happy about that b/c I lacked shape. Received a ton of compliments but I wouldn't rent it again b/c of the various challenges.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
June 16, 2014
Perfect for a Bridesmaid Shower
Definitely an odd fitting dress. Had to adjust the straps a few times during the shower. Love the tulle in the skirt and the back is amazing. The straps were the only thing I had to worry about during the event. Wore with nude wedges & pearls.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 19, 2014
Perfect for Summer!
This dress was so fun to wear! I received many compliments. The only issue I will point out (other reviewers have said the same) is that the straps don't fit well. It was also a little bit up top, but that's not a bad problem to have. Overall, I absolutely loved this dress! It was hot at the wedding, so it was nice and airy.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
July 1, 2014
perfect dress for my husband's birthday brunch!
other reviews are correct- it was a task keeping the straps up and on my shoulders. other than that i loved the shape of the dress- it was a hit at the party !
StashaJuly 10, 2014
What a gorgeous couple you guys are! You rock the dress.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
July 8, 2014
Awkward Fit
Cute dress, but the way the neckline hits makes anyone who isn't a stick figure look really broad shouldered. Also, there's no way to wear a bra with this dress and the taffeta on the inside is a little itchy. Ordered it as an option for my bridal shower but ended up not wearing it.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 142lbs
July 9, 2014
Beautiful, I received so many compliments!
I absolutely loved the dress! The back is stunning and gives it a little bit of sexiness while staying sleek and appropriate for a wedding. I'm a tall girl (5'11") so I also worry about the length of dresses, but it was perfect, coming slightly longer in back. As everyone else has said, the straps were a slight problem as they slip off easily, but I just used some fashion tape to keep them in place on my shoulders and it stayed all night!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
July 17, 2014
Fun dress for dancing the night away!
Super cute and flattering dress!!! It was a great length and fit - which is hard to find when you are 6' tall! Only con is that you have to make the straps are pretty tight since you have such a low back in order to hold the dress up. Got compliments all night! Not as belled out as it looks in the picture, which is a positive thing in my opinion. Loved it and had fun dancing in it!!
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
July 24, 2014
N/a
0 was too small around ribs & 2 was too big. Dress looks like a cloud pattern, not flattering.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 27, 2014
.
The dress is super cute. I rented the dress for family photos. We were going for light blue casual dressy look. The dress has a bright summer feel to it that I loved. However, it has some major flaws. I am a size D bra, and was constantly pulling at the dress to keep from showing a little more than anyone was bargaining for. I wore one of those padded bras with the sticky sides, I wasn't comfortable wearing nothing some support. The straps, eh, the straps... Just wouldn't stay in place! They fall down, and are really weird. The open back is cute, but in reality that back is what makes the dress an odd cut that doesn't really work. I ended up fashion taping what seemed like the entire dress. I taped the front, the straps. (Front, top, and back), and I taped the sides (they bunched up a weird way) after all of that the dress was functional :) The dress just do happened to be perfect for our family picture theme, but I personally don't think I would rent again. I gave it the stars I did purely for it's looks, but functionality and comfort would be one star or less. Advice, have fashion tape on hand! Runs big!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 5, 2014
Beautiful color!
Fit is overall large - I went down to a size 4 and probably could have done a 2 because the ways is so high. Straps are impossible to keep up! That made the fit difficult as I felt like I was going to fall out of the dress at times. If you get this, definitely recommend fashion tape otherwise you'll be uncomfortable the whole night! I had tape and it was still a weird fit. I'd also say that it's hard not being able to wear a bra with this dress because the back is so low. I was in love with the color and I liked the poof of the skirt - but, overall, would not choose to wear this to a wedding where lots of dancing and festivities take place :)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
August 12, 2014
perfect color and style for summer wedding.
The back is very open, needed to wear a sweater for the church part. Straps are tricky and definitely fall down easily. Tough for larger bust. Shows a lot of cleavage. No bra needed but I wore sticky boobs just to be safe. Got compliments all day long.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 13, 2014
Classy little number! The straps are not a dealbreaker!
I rented this dress as a recommendation from a RTR stylist for a Marie Antoinette-themed bridal shower. It was perfect for the occasion and I could not have asked for better customer service from Madison! Clearly, as the rest of the reviews say, the straps do not stay upright at all. Also, if you have a bigger chest (I am a 36D), then you will be holding them in for most of the night. However, this was only a problem when I was sitting down or hunched over..... aka, this dress actually helps you remember to practice good posture! Either way, the straps issue is not a deal breaker, especially because this dress is darling, elegant, and the open back is to die for.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 18, 2014
Great customer service. Provided dress as backup when original sizes were unavailable.
I didn't end up wearing this dress. It was a backup provided by RTR bc my original second size was unavailable. However, I did try it on. This dress was a size 6 and was a little big on me. The straps on this dress are definitely problematic. Fun and flirty style with open back is appealing but does not allow the dress to hug your curves in the right way and leaves a boxy look to your torso. Love the look of the zipper that goes all the way to the hem.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 25, 2014
This dress was Sexy, Chic and Fabulous!!!!
I got so many compliments wearing this dress. It was exactly the dress I needed to make a statement. The size 2 fit perfectly and made me feel so damn SEXY.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
August 26, 2014
Great for the right body type
Was way too big on me and was glad I ordered another dress just in case that one didn't work out. The print is very pretty but just didn't fit at all in any way. Maybe if it came in a 00 it would of been a fit. Basically, it was a pretty dress however if you're a small framed girl it's not meant for you.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
August 27, 2014
Loved the dress!
Glad that the straps were adjustable, because they were definitely too big at first, and I felt like I didn't have enough support. For larger chested women, definitely wear a backless bra (Madienform has a great one on amazon)--especially if you are going to be breaking it down on the dance floor :)
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 27, 2014
Comfortable and cute
Loved this dress for a laid back summer wedding. I got this in a size 2 wanted the backup in a size 4 but it wasn't available so took a chance glad I did! The only thing I thought was weird was the zipper didn't have a hook and eye closure at the top. Very happy overall and would rent again
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
September 2, 2014
Comfortable and cool!
I wore this for a very hot summer wedding- it was the perfect choice. I got tons of compliments. I have a full bust and was able to go sans bra- this has never happened before! The low back was sexy and I had no trouble with the straps except when slouching (which I shouldn't have been doing anyways) I was sad to send it back!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
September 12, 2014
Bodice way too large, even with adjustable straps!
Cute dress but not for me.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 31, 2014
Felt like Alice in Wonderland!
The dress was a hit at the wedding I received a lot of complements but like all the other reviews have said you will need fashion tape and patience with this one! It's not exactly "comfortable" and as far as wearing it to a wedding I probably should have reconsidered since the fashion tape fell apart by the end of the night with all the dancing around and I found myself pulling the straps up and lifting the bust area. It runs true to size I'm typically between a 4-6 and they both fit I ended up going with the tighter fit.The ribcage is tight. If you have broad shoulders and back (which I do) it will fit you a little better but you'll still need to work with it. Regardless, it was a beautiful dress my boyfriend found it stunning and the tulle underneath is a great bonus! Thanks RTR!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 22, 2014
feminine and flirty
I wore this dress for a friend's May wedding. I was a little apprehensive about the dress- as you cannot wear a bra and the top is loose fitting. I remedied the solution with some doublesided dress tape- I tried wearing a backless bra, but the top is too low cut and the cups would peep out. I still felt that the dress was precarious, and I worried about giving all the guests a peep show on the dance floor. For that reason I would not rent the dress again. Overall the dress is very fun and feminine- with an unexpected sexiness when you turn around and see a completely open back. I paired the dress with royal blue heals- I felt the pastels of the dress needed some contrast- and it turned out really well.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 24, 2014
Cute Day Dress
the dress looked nice and i received many compliments. My only issue was it made my already broad shoulders look even broader.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
October 7, 2014
My 1st RTR. Got a ton of compliments. Flirty & sexy in the most perfect way! Heads were turnin'!
I intended on wearing a bra, but didn't. Used Hollywood tape under the front side of the straps and along the back to keep the dress from slipping. No accessories needed (other than my wedding rings) because really, the dress speaks for itself. Paired it with ivory open toe pumps.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 10, 2014
Gorgeous dress but the straps are an issue
I LOVED this dress. It fit perfectly and I got a bunch of compliments at a wedding I wore it to. The straps are an issue though--be careful dancing in this dress because as soon as you bend over of forget your posture they're coming off. Also, one of the straps on my dress broke within an hour of putting it on so I had to wear my fiance's jacket all night. I would rent this dress again but wear lots of double sided tape and make sure the straps weren't worn out before wearing it.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 14, 2014
This was the perfect look for an early fall bridal shower.
This dress is adorable. The straps are adjustable but don't stay exactly put. It works better for someone with a larger bust or ribcage, or I would order a size down.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
October 22, 2014
Classic cut with a modern twist!
This dress was so cute and comfortable - perfect for my engagement photos! The color is soft and lovely. I really had no complaints about this dress at all. I have a very small waist compared to the rest of my body and ended up sizing down from my normal 6 to a 4 to get that fit-and-flare silhouette. I would definitely rent this one again.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 24, 2014
This dress was uncomfortable.
I wore this out one night. I felt like the front was opening a little bit too much and I had to keep adjusting the straps when they'd fall off my shoulders. The tulle did itch me around the waist a bit too.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
November 5, 2014
Adorable dress!
I wore this dress to a meet&greet a couple of days before my wedding, then again in a casual photo shoot. It's super cute from the front, then low in the back to keep it sexy. I did feel like was a little big, especially in the bust, but it was still so adorable and fun to wear. I wish I owned this dress!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 15, 2014
Even the bride complimented me!
The straps were not a problem for me. I added the belt to accentuate the waist since it was not as form fitting at the top as I like. I had to use tape for the girls but it was fine because the fabric is not thin enough that any folds or weird textures showed through. Comfy and the back was super sexy!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
May 26, 2014
Adorable dress with some fit issues
I thought this dress would be absolutely perfect for my engagement photos and was so disappointed when RTR didn't have my size available. I took a gamble and ordered the bigger size 10, having seen reviews of other Allison Parris dresses claiming they ran small. The 10 arrived and was much too big- I probably should have gambled on the smaller size 6 instead. HOWEVER, thanks to the construction of this dress with the pleats and poofy skirt, I was able to fold and pin the front at the waistband in a way that blended just fine. There were still some fit issues with the bust and straps- I had to keep pulling the straps up into place, which was fine for a photoshoot but would have been annoying at a party or event. The straps are adjustable and I had them pulled as short as they would go. The adjuster kept slipping down, so I had to fiddle with that repeatedly as well. With all of that said, this dress was super adorable, I felt fun and flirty, with lots of compliments from people passing by. (Photo cred Elmer Escobar)
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 7, 2014
Light and fun
I wore this to one of my friend's wedding this summer. I loved the fullness of the skirt and the pattern on the dress. It does run slightly large on the top. If you have a smaller bust, definitely order a size down. The straps do slide down at times, but I found standing up straight/good posture, avoided them from falling down.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 12, 2014
The back!
The fabric was light, almost like a cross between a linen and canvas, but it was high quality and lined. I typically wear a size 2 and wore a size 0 in this dress not because it was a large fit, but more to get the bust to fit without wearing a bra (A cup). Overall it was a delightful departure from many of the cookie-cutter dresses worn to weddings, and I received compliments from women of all ages all night long. If you're a bustier lady then I think the dress would fit true-to-size, if not then I'd recommend sizing down. I loved it!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
January 1, 2015
This dress was adorable!
This dress was a very cute dress to wear while vacationing in San Diego. The one down-side was that the straps were a little long even though they were adjustable. Otherwise, the dress runs true to size.
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