December 8, 2013
This was my first experience with RTR, and it was fabulous. I'm a customer for life now!
I had a black tie optional Christmas party to attend, and really loved the color of this dress. I selected the size 10 with a size 12 as the backup. As several reviewers mentioned, this dress does run small, and it was clear that the 10 wouldn't make it up over my hips, but the 12 was a little larger, with the help of shape wear. You definitely want to wear shape wear (Spanx, etc.) with this dress, as it does show all the bumps and lumps. Thanks to being a little out of shape at the moment, I wore the dress with a strapless Flexees by Maidenform strapless body briefer, plus a Flexees easy-up firm control waist nipper, then sheer black control top hose. (Ladies, if you opt for a body briefer, go with a thong style or a slip style, as I felt like I had to really suck in my rear end to keep the briefer's panty lines from really standing out.)
The color of this dress is a deep green and is GORGEOUS! I did find that the dress did ride up just a bit, but I think that was due to the shape wear to some degree. I found myself adjusting my dress from time to time, but it wasn't a big deal. I also rented the gold Nicole Miller Southern Plantation earrings and Cara Accessories Gold Dress Me Up Bracelet, and they were perfect with this dress. I got tons and tons of compliments and felt really great in this dress. This was my first RTR experience, and I'll be a customer for life. I opted for a Shoshanna backup dress (the Black Leopard dress), and they only had the 10 available (the 12 wasn't available for my rental date). I think that the Shoshanna dress would have been a winner, too, had the 12 been available for me.