allison parris

Noir Wonderland Dress

$60 to buy
$418 retail
Stylist Notes

A-DORBS! The lace and tulle combo in this dress by Allison Parris is a must for your next cocktail event. Pair with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Polished Crystal Drop Earrings for that extra sparkle!

Also available in white.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black tulle (bodice: 100% Cotton Crochet lace , skirt: 100% Recycled PET Netting.) Strapless. Straight neckline. Full Skirt. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 29” from top of bodice to hem. Made in USA.

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58 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(21)
Small
(32)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 31, 2015
Felt very princess like
Really tight, almost had to zip but this dress needed to fit snug! Probably runs more on the small size as size 2 usually is what I wear and this was perfect but just barely! I had read the size reviews before helping my size choices. Lots of fun for my birthday, lots of compliments and felt great:)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 18, 2015
Gorgeous
I wore this dress for my dance team banquet and reviewed so many compliments on it. The only cons to the dress is that if you have a bigger bust its a little tight and the nude slip underneath can look a little odd. Otherwise I adored the dress and was happy with it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 94lbs
March 3, 2016
Lovely dress
I was attending a black-tie event, and was to be the youngest person by 20 years. Since I would already be standing out, I wanted to give everyone something to look at. :) This was perfect, I felt like the ballerina inside a jewelry box. I got so many compliments!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 15, 2013
Classy and Unique!!
I was completely in love with this dress since I first saw it. Seeing how others said it runs small, I ordered a 4 and 6. BIG MISTAKE.The 4 fit fine,with a few uncomfortable bulges here and there but the 6 was huge.Having a C bust,cleavage is pretty much in the package with this dress, but it was ultimately fine and wasn't over the top considering the classy essence.I wore this to homecoming and it held up the whole night through all my jumping and dancing.The skirt is a big let down though. Yes, it's poofy,but it has barely any layers underneath,so you can see these visible tears of black mesh sewed to a nude underskirt.It looks unfinished to me,but it's unnoticable to the public really. Most of the reviews say if you're under 5'5, the length may be a problem, but I'm a comfortable 5'3 and I wore 3inch heels, and the dress looked fine on me.It came just at the knee and was flattering. Perhaps, it would look more complementary on someone who is tall and slim, but then again, doesn't everything?The one thing that I DIDN'T like was the constant jabbing into my waist.While I was dancing, this discomfort irritated me.I had bruises on my hips for a week after.I also wish this dress had a lace up, corset like top instead of the zipper.This dress can easily outshine you. In other words, the dress can easily wear you, instead of YOU wearing IT. Girls over a full B and up, be aware of cleavage...If you're not comfortable with that, then you won't be with this dress either. ALSo, perhaps I should've listened when the description said this looks best on apple, athletic, and slimmer figures. I'm sure this would look more feminine on them.This was just a whole lot of woman for me.Got tons of compliments and definitely looked classier and more elegant than a lot of the other girls there. I went simple with the accessories.If I would've bought this dress, I definitely would've gotten it altered to my body.All and all, this is a 3.5.
Ana August 17, 2014
I love how you look but know i see that that it looks so good i might even wear it to a wedding i have to go to
HollySeptember 30, 2014
Thanks for the description! Do you think a basic black tube skirt over the nude underskirt and underneath the tulle would fix the problem?
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
March 28, 2014
While most other people wore old homecoming dresses from high school, I wore a head turning designer
This dress was literally AMAZING. I wore it for a masquerade formal and it was absolutely perfect. I hung it upside down in the bathroom while showering to steam the tulle and that really helped to unwrinkle it and made it even poofier. The only complaint I had was that it was a tad bit big. I usually wear a 0 and this was a little big around my waist and especially my chest. I had to wear a push up bra, and even then it was pretty big. But overall I cannot complain because I am obsessed with this dress and mourned the day I had to return it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 15, 2013
Not flattering
I would not recommend this dress for anyone 5'5 or shorter. It ends up making you look like a little girl instead of a sophisiticated yet fun woman. The poof was way too much. It would probably look best on slender, long bodies. the bustier would not close around my bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 125lbs
October 25, 2013
I wish it would have fit!
The bodice runs super tight! I normally wear a size 2 or a 4, but the size 4 could not zip over my rib cage. The dress looks amazing. The skirt is a little messy looking up close, but I wouldn't worry about it that much.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
November 2, 2013
Love the style, but way too small!
Ordered this for a wedding, and was SO excited for it - alas, it runs particularly small. My mom and sister kept commenting on how it looked like my boobs were being squeezed in a plantation-era fashion. Definitely size up one, or two if you are larger than an A cup. Would have loved to wear this, but alas, had to go with my backup dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 9, 2013
Never wore, runs way too small!
I typically fit comfortably in a size 2 as I am fairly petite. This dress in size 2 had almost another 6 inches to go before the zipper would close on my back and the size 4, only brought it in maybe an inch. Needless to say, this left me racing out to Macy's just before a formal Christmas party to find a dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
January 2, 2014
Very disappointing!
I was so excited for this dress, but when I received it I was so disappointed. First of all the top of the dress looks like navy embroidery, not black. Second the tulle is rather cheep looking. Third, this dress runs incredibly small. Unfortunately, I rented it a while back, before there were other reviews on it, so I did not know it would be so small. As always, Rent the Runway made this a very smooth and easy process and issued a merchandise credit for my rental. Overall, I am very pleased with Rent the Runway and their beautiful dresses. Unfortunately, in my opinion, this dress just does not live up to the rest of the dresses I have rented.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
March 5, 2014
The Black Swan out on the town!
I wore this dress to night club event in NYC and it was perfect! Comfortable, fun and flattering! The boning on the bodice was sturdy and supportive and the tutu bottom was light and adorable. I gave this dress 4 instead of 5 stars because I had some issues with the zipper getting stuck.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
April 2, 2014
Perfect Party Dress.
I wore this dress for Law School Prom and it was perfect. It is a big dress and very young looking but that was perfect for me. The top is slightly tight, but not having a large bust, it was not a problem for me. The inner lining is nude, as others have commented and several people did point it out as a possible defect, but it didn't show up in picture or bother me. The lining would be a bit short on taller girls. Overall, I loved the dress and would rent it again!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 27, 2014
The night itself was just the most fun & I loved not having to worry about what I was going to wear.
I usually wear a 2-4 and this dress runs a little small. It took two people to zip it up and I'm not a big girl nor am I busty. I'd say get your normal size and a size up in this dress, just in case. I loved that they company included fabric tape. I couldn't wear a bra with the dress so I was very grateful that the tape was included to make sure that I didn't have any malfunctions while I danced the night away. I loved the dress! I got so many compliments and everyone told me I looked like a fairy princess. It was the perfect dress for me and I'll definitely rent from this site again!
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 41
July 4, 2014
Could not wear dress
Neither dress fit. Was very disappointed. I wear a size 4 and the 4 and the 6 both did not fit. Would not zip up my back. However, customer service is great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 17, 2014
Cute, good quality, too small.
I rented a 0 and a 2, but neither of them fit. I am normally a size 0, so I thought for sure the 2 would fit... Not the case. I couldn't get it to zip all the way up. It is really cute though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
August 19, 2014
Way too much poof…overwhelmed my body….returned for credit.
Not able to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
October 22, 2014
Awesome customer service!
I ended up not wearing this dress as it runs SUPER small. My chest simply would not fit in it, and I am a 30 D. Thankfully RTR and their excellent customer service overnighted me a different dress that was also a size 8 and fit me spectacularly!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 24, 2014
Fun and fancy!
I wore this dress for a masquerade rehearsal dinner and got so many compliments. It does have a lining that hugs your hips, so if you have larger hips you may need to go a size up. It was also a little tight in the waist - I normally wear a 2 but I wore the 4 in this dress because of the hips and waist. I am small busted so that meant it stuck out just a little on the top, but for the most part that wasn't noticeable. It fit the theme perfectly and I felt like a princess! I've never worn a dress so poofy and I loved it. I normally get annoyed with strapless dresses because I have to pull them up all night, but I didn't have to do that once with this dress (probably because it was so tight!)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119lbs
October 31, 2014
cute
cute, but I have a hard time getting the bust to stay in place..
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 11, 2014
Rented this lovely number for my 35th BD party. I felt like a princess! Beautifully made.
The fit runs small. I am a 4/5. The size 6 fit but was a bit snug. I would recommend you rent a size bigger as an option especially if you have a larger bust. The ballerina style skirt was absolutely beautiful and flattering. I'm 5'7", the skirt length was right on the knee.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
November 16, 2014
Pears beware-- not a fit and flare
Couldn't end up wearing this. There is a very small slip lining under the flare out that just wasn't going to work out. The top runs about one size small, the bottom runs about two sizes too small. Was a beautiful dress, but just too small. :(
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
November 30, 2014
Not quite as formal as it looks.
I did read other reviews before I rented it, but I thought I would take a shot and see if I liked it. I did not. My normal size 10 was too small. And I didn't like that you could see the nude skirt the tulle was attached to. It was a little faded. It would be better as a costume or for a semi formal outdoor type event rather than a red carpet type event. I did not end up wearing it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
December 17, 2014
Cute but odd fit
Cute dress on the model. I am a very petite person. I did not read the reviews and everyone said to size up. I should have. It was REALLY tight in the rib cage. Often times even a size 0 is too big for me but this was small. It does not have a hook and eyelet so it took 2 people to get me zipped up. There are cuter dresses out there.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
December 19, 2014
What a bummer.
My first rental and I'm super disappointed. I'm usually a size 4 or 6 and after reading the reviews, I ordered the 6 and 8. I almost couldn't get the 6 over my hips. The 8 zipped up all the way but it looked horrible. I think it's not a great choice for girls with a booty. The skirt part barely covered my backside completely and the tulle looked ridiculous. In the picture the tulle flares out but when it put it on it was more mushroom shaped. It made me look huge. Seriously could not have looked less flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 23, 2014
It is ONLY for pear shaped women!
I was unable to wear this dress to my date, It does NOT fit women with big chests. Do not order this dress if you are busty!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
January 12, 2015
Dress was adorable, so many compliments!
I absolutely adored this dress, I wore it on new years eve and it was perfect! It definitely ran a little small in the bust area, I would have probably felt more comfortable in a 2 but they were out of that size. Other than that it really is perfect for formal/party attire.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 28, 2014
My last ADPi Formal before graduating.
The dress is even more beautiful in person! However, I would recommend if you have breasts to get a size up from your usual. I usually wear a 4 but it would've been a little easier to breath in a 6.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
February 21, 2015
Did not get to wear the dress
The dress was beautiful, but it did not fit me.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 14, 2015
Understated yet unforgettable - this dress was a showstopper :-)
This dress is beautiful - I received so many compliments! Before ordering, I was a little apprehensive about whether a tulle-skirted dress with a knitted bodice would look okay, but it totally works. I usually wear a 0, but the bust was too tight, so I wore the 2 instead. The length was a bit shorter than I expected, yet it was still appropriate to wear to a formal event. Overall, I felt amazing in this dress - I wish I owned it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 3, 2015
Cute dress. Skirt looks more flattering in the pics then in real life.
Bust is way too small for anyone above a B cup. I had to wear the size 8 to fit my bust (34DD) bu then it was way to big in the waist and din't fall properly on my body. I probably wouldn't choose this designer again for myself as it is not meant to fit my body type.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
April 15, 2015
Didn't wear it. I couldn't fully zip the 8 and the Tutu was too short.
I'm a size 6/8. I couldn't fully zip the 8 and the Tutu was too short and too poofy. i fortunately rented another dress in a size 6 that fit perfectly. So sad because this dress is so pretty in the picture, but it didn't work out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
October 27, 2013
I wore this to a masquerade party and felt amazing, got so many compliments!
The size 8 was too small and didn't zip all the way up, but the 10 was perfect! I was afraid that it was going to be too short but the fullness of the tulle made up for the length. It was the perfect dress for the night! The only downside is that the lining attached to the inner layers of tulle is cream-colored, so if you look too close it looks a little like a flaw. Overall, a fantastic dress!
HollySeptember 30, 2014
Do you think that a basic black tube skirt between the cream underskirt and the tulle would fix the problem?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
April 8, 2014
This was a fabulous dress for my bachelorette party! I loved it!
I normally wear a 4, but based on other comments I got a 6 as my back up size and ended up wearing it. I had a little trouble with the zipper, but otherwise loved everything about this dress. Also looked great with my tiara and sash :-) I would definitely consider renting this again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 26, 2014
Cute dress, wish it ran true to size
I normally wear a ten or a twelve in dresses. Could not zip this up. Had to return it :(
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 5, 2014
This dress is made for a tall thin slender body shape
This dress is made for a tall thin slender body shape. I unfortunately am an exact hourglass with 36 30 36. It did not work for me. The bodice portion is actually a charcoal grey with the lining a soft nude color. I love cupcake dresses with a poofy skirt but on the 5 foot 4 inch me it was very short. Best of luck in your search!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 24, 2014
Runs VERY small especially on top. Not for the more fuller blessed. Great dress!
Wore it edgy to a Prom themed company party
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 28, 2014
My 25th Birthday
The dress has a wonderful full tulle skirt but I couldn't even zip it. I have a full bust and ordered my normal dress size and there was a full 6 inch gap in the back of the dress. Very disappointed in the overall fit of the dress. I would recommend this dress for someone with no larger than a C cup.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
October 6, 2013
Perfect for my Homecoming dance.
We ordered both a 2 and a 4 but I ended up wearing the 2 because it fit better around the chest. Luckily the dress came with tape because the bottom of the bustier rolled a bit right along the tule. It worked like a charm. I decided to wear knee high boots for a more casual look since I went with a group of friends instead of a date. Plus, it complimented my pink hair for Breast Cancer Awareness. I plan to use RTR for future events! The dress was unique and I got a lot of compliments. I loved my look!!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 116lbs
October 9, 2013
Who doesn't love wearing a tutu?
"Wow" - that's pretty much the first reaction I got. I felt absolutely beautiful in this dress. Cons: the under slip is super short. It barely covered my hips. Do not bend over. I repeat: do NOT bend over. The tulle skirt is also rather sheer. One cannot wear Spanx. Pros: the corset will lift the girls when you sit down. The corset is rather soft, so one can breathe easily. This dress is perfect for those of us with pear shaped figures!
AvaOctober 12, 2013
I just ordered this dress for my homecoming. Would you recommend perhaps getting a black tutu or tulle skirt to slip underneath, or would that make the volume to big? how was the volume of the skirt, managable?
DarleneOctober 17, 2013
The skirt is quite voluminous. A bit of a challenge if you must find your seat in a crowded theater! I loved it, though! I wore nothing under it. I would recommend a slim black slip if you're wanting some coverage - it would be visible through the tulle, however.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 11, 2013
Gorgeous! I received so many compliments! paired it w/ studded Sam Edelman booties, LOVE!
It fits true to size, however, the top part is slightly smaller than it should be. There isn't a hook and eye at the top, so if you have someone to help you zip up, then use them. I figured it out on my own, but it takes a little work. It's comfortable and very pretty and girlie, I loved wearing it!
AvaOctober 12, 2013
I just ordered this dress for my homecoming. Would you recommend perhaps getting a black tutu or tulle skirt to slip underneath, or would that make the volume to big? how was the volume of the skirt, managable?
jennyOctober 17, 2013
It's plenty big enough as is actually., I wouldn't recommend another skirt underneath, unless you like a whole lot of poof! It's a really fun dress!
TracieNovember 8, 2013
This may be TMI, but what kind of bra did you wear under? I'm flat chested and I want to get this dress but I also want a boost/cleavege
jennyDecember 4, 2013
I put in the 'chicken cutlets', so there's no bra and I'm pretty flat. It fits well around the bust, so the 'enhancements' stay in place.
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