Badgley Mischka

Hidden Waterfall Gown

$95 – $115 rental?
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Cascading ruffles and a plunging back make this seemingly conservative gown by Badgley Mischka both elegant and playful.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

We recommend Commando's Black High-Waisted Control Thong.

Product Details

Lilac matte jersey (100% Viscose). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Deep v-back with symmetrical side draping. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.

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137 reviews
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Large
(11)
True to Size
(68)
Small
(10)
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 16, 2016
The dress fit my daughter like a glove and she was stunning in it. Elegant and classic.
I have no complaints. Although we thought the 8 would be a better fit, the 6 fit perfectly. I do suggest purchasing adhesive cups instead of a strapless bra. The look was smoother.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
March 1, 2015
Danced the night away!
This dress was beautiful and one of a kind. I felt very special on my date's arm. The purple was beautiful - lilac with a hint of periwinkle to it- and I think it matched my skin tone well. The back of the dress was a showstopper. The waterfall ruffle moved so beautifully when I danced! I would say i would have preferred for it to be a half inch shorter but that's just a personal preference. If I had worn 3.5 inch and 4 inch heels it would have been perfect (but my boyfriend is on the shorter side). It fit well everywhere and I didn't feel constrained by the dress. The RTR process was great but I'm not sure I will do it again because it is very stress-inducing and I'm already a high strung Type A person. But, regardless, their customer service is phenomenal and I would recommend to others.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 1, 2015
The Color!
This is the most beautiful dress I have ever seen. I love the elegance and class of the front and the playfulness of the back. The lilac color is unforgettable. I wore spanx and a sticky bra from Nordstroms to hide everything I didn't want seen. The jersey makes it so comfortable and easy to dance in. It fits true to size and doesn't ride up. The perfect dress!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 25, 2015
Beautiful dress, shows everything.
I so wanted to wear this for a formal gala event. Unfortunately, I'm not 20 any longer! Seriously, the dress is beautiful but the front shows every bump, rattle and roll. Even Spanx didn't help. I am fairly fit, tall, and slim but have a few physical flaws here and there. So, given that, if you can wear this dress - it is fantastic! The back drapes beautifully.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 3, 2015
Beautiful, unique dress!!
I wore this dress to Spring wedding in California and it was perfect! I got so many compliments on it and I loved that it was different than anything anyone else wore. The dress runs true to size and the regular length was perfect with heels. I do recommend wearing spanx or something similar since the dress is form fitting. I also wore a Nubra with it since the back is low and it was perfect. Very comfortable dress--I highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 8, 2015
Beautiful color and detail in the back
I am 5.5. Dress was too short for me to wear. Make sure you rent the Long if you are more than 5.5
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
April 14, 2015
only wear if you have nice boobs
this dress is beautiful, great color and wonderful construction. I didn't wear it because it was my back up but it was WAY too big for me, even in a size 0. I wouldn't suggest it for girls with a smaller bust (like me), due to the high neck line. if you don't have anything to fill out the front it looks pretty baggy. also it was way too long for me, even in 4.5" heels (I'm 5'4"). note: the back is not nearly as low as it seems in the pictures (but I like a really dramatic low back so maybe it's just me)
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 16, 2015
My junior prom!
Beautiful dress. The 6 was a bit loose on my - would have looked even better if it had been more fitted in waist, chest. Probably perfect for a curvier figure! I was glad we ordered the longer length option. Perfect for me at 6 feet with 3 inch heels! The back of this dress is stunning and I received lots of raves about it. Sorry but website is not allowing me to post a second picture or I would!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
April 20, 2015
Easy to wear, beautiful dress. Not recommended for warm weather.
cant wear a bra with this.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 27, 2015
Perfect for prom!
This dress was absolutely perfect for my senior prom. The color was perfect and the back was breathtaking. This dress does show everything! Wear spanks. Also, the dart was a little awkward looking but that didn't ruin much for me.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 65
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
May 8, 2015
This dress was perfect for a Saturday night, black tie wedding. I felt elegant and beautiful.
The fit was perfect except for the length. When I tried on this gown at the store with the shoes that I wore, the length was perfect. The actual dress was just a bit too long.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 10, 2015
Bond Girl meets the Oscars
I was stopped all night by people telling me how beautiful this dress was. I felt like a Bond Girl in it. It IS a bit of a risky dress, it does run small and tight - definitely go a size up. It was a little too long on me, which created a beautiful train but made dancing a bit tricky. It was definitely one of the more unique dresses there and I loved its simplicity and elegance. However, I found I could not wear a bra with this dress which made me more self conscious than I would have liked. I never tried the Nubra (I'd recommend giving it a shot I wish I did) but I tried almost everything else and everything showed through the dress. The dress would have been perfect if it wasn't for that. But at the end of the night the risk paid off and I could not have asked for better gown.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 12, 2015
This dress was perfect and elegant. Wearing it made my night.
The dress was absolutely gorgeous. The material was perfect, the fit was flattering and comfortable. I am 5'11 so I was very concerned about the length. The 4L fit nicely as well but was a little shorter than I wanted it to be. The 6L length ended up being perfect with 1 1/2 inch heels. The open back is incredibly elegant. I would definitely recommend renting this dress, especially if you're tall!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 14, 2015
Beautiful color. Stunning elegant dress with amazing back.
MUST WEAR SPANX. Even with the spanx could still see belly button if looked and felt like could see spanx line...but we are the only ones that would notice that. I would definitely recommend this dress. The 2 and 0 both fit, but I preferred the more fitted option. Also, had to scramble for some platform shoes due to my petite size. I am 5'3 and needed platform heels to be most comfortable through the night.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
May 17, 2015
Attended a black tie wedding in Miami in May. Dress very comfortable and moved well on dance floor!
Color is stunning and would look good on many skin tones. Wore a "Go Bare Backless Strapless Bra" with it as back is very low. First time experience with RTR. It was flawless and easy.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
May 21, 2015
This dress. No one else at the prom had anything close to this dress.
I am very athletic and broad on top so it was a bit snug. I would recommend for broad chest ladies that they get the size they think fits and a size larger. I was actually trying to get a size smaller but you were out of stock. I was a bit nervous because I thought the 6L would be too big but it was exactly the opposite.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
May 26, 2015
Compliments from everyone!! Very classy dress, and fit perfectly on me.
I'm usually a 4 and the 4 was perfect .
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 31, 2015
It was unlike any other dress at prom!! It was great quality and I felt great the entire night!
This dress was amazing!! I wore it to my high school prom and received tons of compliments! I am 5' 8 1/2" and the 0R fit my body correctly, but it could have been longer.. I wish they offered a 0L instead of only 0R (I wore sandals instead of heels). Other than that, the dress was gorgeous and it was comfortable. The material shows every bump in the front, however. I wore a sticky bra because of the low back, and curvier gals may want to consider spanx. xoxo
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
May 28, 2015
I wore this dress to my senior prom, and had a blast! I got so many compliments!!
The dress ran slightly bigger than one I had tried on in a store, possibly due to stretching form many wears. We pinned the back and it fit wonderfully. The dress was so comfortable, dancing all night was not a problem, also it is stretchy so eating and sitting were not a problem. I wore a Victoria's Secret padded backless bra because i had some extra room to fill out in the bust. I got so many compliments from everyone, I felt like a million bucks. I was a little nervous about the color but it is so flattering. This dress epitomizes "classy yet sassy". I would totally recommend it!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 1, 2015
Not for me….
The color was not as brilliant as it looked. Bra was a big problem for me. I found this dress to be heavy with 2 layers on a hot day…. not for me… but the other dress I rented was really the one I wanted and it worked! So in a way this was the backup plan and I am glad I did not need it.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
June 2, 2015
This dress is gorgeous - great color!
I am generally a 4 or 6, but ended up wearing this dress in an 8R. The 6R fit, but I needed the tiny bit of extra length with the 8R in order to wear low heels. I went up a size in my ordering because I was worried about other reviewers' comments that "the dress shows everything" but I did not find that to be true. The double-layer jersey knit fabric is thick enough that it does not cling to minor imperfections or show your belly button. That said, the dress has a straight cut, so if you have a small waist compared to your hips or bust, be prepared the dress will hang away from your body at the waist. I wanted it to be more fitted around the waist, so I used a safety pin under the ruffle in the back to cinch the dress in for a more flattering fit. I bought the bra extender for low-back dresses offered by RTR and it did not lower my bra enough in back for this particular dress - go with a sticky bra instead.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 3, 2015
I got tons of compliments!! This dress is absolutely beautiful and super comfortable!
I wore this dress to my senior prom and so many people told me that I had the best dress!! I am absolutely love this dress. It is long and has a bit of a train so the only problem I had with it was that people were constantly stepping on the back of it and it got very dirty dragging on the ground, but it is without a doubt the best dress I've rented! The dress fit perfectly and was super comfortable, it is lined so the fabric is pretty thick but there is an open back so I didn't get too hot.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
June 7, 2015
I was the only one in a dress like this!
Fit: runs a little small. I could have worn the 6l but the Spanx made the dress clingy so I went larger. It made things smoother. Pros: it was a cool look in that it was different and definitely out of my comfort zone Cons: non really FYI for those of you wondering about the bra question I don't really on stick ups and since this was at a Polo club in palm Beach we needed to hold up the 34c's. So I wore a crisscross backless bra that actually is an underwire and strapped around my waist. It is a convertible bra. I used fashion tape to secure the back of the dress to the bottom of the bra and the top straps.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 10, 2015
This dress was beautiful!!
This dress was perfect for my black tie event. So many compliments from strangers who loved it almost as much as I did. I paired the dress with a simple silver necklace with diamonds in it and a fabulous pair of nude heels. Looks good on a redhead!!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 12, 2015
Perfect dress for a summer wedding.
Rented this dress for a wedding and received a ton of compliments. I was hesitant at first because a lot of the reviews said it was very form fitting, showed everything and recommended wearing spanx. I wore the 4 and it was perfect, I had no issues. Maybe the dress was a little big because it didn't lay tight on me at all so I didn't need to wear spanx. It is backless so you can't wear a bra. I used pasties, which was a little tricky because those did show through so I had to redo placement a few times to be sure they wouldn't show. This was a fantastic dress and I would definitely rent it again. The fit was great and the color was perfect.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
June 12, 2015
GORGEOUS dress! My favorite RTR dress so far!
I rented the 0 and the 2. The 2 fit perfectly so I didn't bother with the 0, though the fabric is stretchy enough that it might have worked. However, it shows lines like crazy so be careful with selecting snug sizes because of that. I had a hard time adjusting my stick on bra because of the lines, but it worked out just fine once I got it right. I can't say enough good about this dress otherwise though. It is so elegant and would be gorgeous in so many different colors! It is a rather heavy dress (probably because of the ruffles) but very comfortable. Loved it!!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 15, 2015
I felt like a million bucks!
This is an amazing dress! I felt like a million bucks in it and it was very comfortable to wear all evening. I normally wear a 6 and a 6R fit perfectly. You will need a backless or adhesive bra for the dress as well as Spanx.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 49
July 29, 2015
Great dress for my daughter's junior prom!
My daughter chose this dress for her junior prom. She's 5'9" and wore flats. We followed the undergarment advice which was perfect as the fabric shows everything, navel piercing, panty lines.... She received many compliments.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
July 30, 2015
My date for the event-- it was my prom
It looked great and the back was especially beautiful, but I wouldn't recommend it for someone with a large chest. I wear a 36DDD usually and it was difficult to work with because you could see my bra in the back. However, its fit and color were both beautiful and flattering.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Weight: 140lbs
August 1, 2015
Gorg dress!!
I received so many compliments on this dress! Worn it at a Tribeca Rooftop wedding (mid July!) the material was a little toasty - but if you were to wear it any other season I think you'd be fine. Gorgeous dress that made my night.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
August 2, 2015
Beautiful dress for summer wedding!
This dress was gorgeous and fit very well. I didn't wear a bra and wore regular seamless panties. No problem with clinginess as others described, but I was concerned about sweating, as the material shows any droplet of water that touches it. I'm 5'2" and wore 3.5" heels... it was still a bit long, but didn't impede my dancing at all. Another renttherunway success!!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
August 3, 2015
Beautiful color and back!
This dress was beautiful but I felt as though the bust of the dress fit oddly, and while the size R was too short in the front the train was long and dragging in the back. However apparently I was the only one who notice because I got compliments all night long!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 4, 2015
Dress runs large
This came as an option when my original dress was not available- the size 6L was way too large and I was unable to wear it. Luckily RTR included another dress that worked for me.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 24
August 6, 2015
Everyone kept asking me where my dress was from and I received so many compliments at the event!
I'm 5'7" and I'm very glad I ended up going with the regular length as the dress still touched the floor with 3.5/4 inch heels. Although I didn't wear spanx, this dress definitely shows any type of definition or lines on your stomach so they probably would have made me feel better after eating so much at the wedding! You also definitely need to wear some type of stick on bra with this dress and seamless underwear. Overall though, an amazing choice that I wish I could have kept!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
August 12, 2015
The ruffles down the back were gorgeous!
The dress fits true to size. I would recommend going one size down for backup if you'd like it to be form fitting. The color and ruffle detail down the back are so beautiful. It's an unexpected surprise when you turn around. From the front, it looks like a simple gown, but the back makes it unique. I wore a tube top to cover part of the back and make it more conservative. If you can wear a strapless/backless bra, go for it.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 30, 2015
I wore this to junior prom and it put everyone else's dress to shame! I got so many compliments!!!
It is pretty true to size but you might want to wear spanx. For example, I have a little fat on my stomach and it highlights ALL of it!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
September 8, 2015
Unbelievable fit. Gorgeous color.
This dress fit like a glove. The color is incredible and is so stylish. Head on, the dress looks great in and of itself. The front is classy and conservative, but the waterfall back is what really makes it. This dress is perfect for a wedding or formal affair. I would definitely rent again. As far as cons are concerned, there really weren't any. However, it's probably worth nothing that the dress does fit snugly in the sense that it huge every curve. I have a small chest, so I was able to go without a bar. That being said, I'm not sure it would be the best choice for someone with a large bust. Another winner from RTR!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 13, 2015
Incredible color, elegant, and of course, that back!
While I chose this dress for the amazing back, I ended up getting more compliments on the COLOR. It's beautiful, not quite purple, not quite blue, not quite grey, but a mix of all three! It's very form fitting so I wore Spanx underneath and because it's backless, Nippies Skin in lieu of a bra. Both the 6L and 8L fit, but the 8L had a solid extra 3/4" in length, and since I wore 3" heels, I went with the size up. The dress was still about a 1/2" too short for my liking, so I would not recommend wearing heels taller than 3" if you're 5'9" or taller. I also purchased the "mystery bling" which ended up being the necklace in the RTR stock photo, but ended up wearing my own instead, as the mystery bling necklace felt kind of cheap and didn't make quite the bold statement I was looking for. I loved the simplicity of the dress in the front but the fun ruffled back. I got so many compliments on it. It was truly a classy, elegant gown!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
September 28, 2015
Elegant in the front, party in the back. Perfect dress for a lakeside black tie wedding.
Extremely comfortable, a slightly heavier material (double lining) which was great for the weather. The color is a little lighter than I thought it would be, but still stunning. A really fun dress, I got so many compliments on it. Very formfitting in front, I wore spanx under just to smooth out everything and prevent any lines. Very true to size. Did not want to return this dress!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
September 28, 2015
Stand out in SO many ways!
I was a little hesitant at first since the fit was a little tight around my butt, but when I arrived at the event I was given so many compliments. It was a nice conservative choice with a chic flare. Really easy to dance in and walk around.
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