January 19, 2016
I felt like a movie star
I ordered both a 6R and 8R. The 6R fit my top better, snugger making me feel more secure in a strapless dress I would be dancing in all night. However, at 5'5", the 6R was too short, especially with heels (3"). I went with the 8R, wore a strapless bra, and didn't fuss with the dress throughout the night. I was a groomswoman in my brother's wedding, and along with the bridesmaids in complementary long gold sequin dresses (also from RTR), we looked and felt like movie stars. It was an indoor, evening wedding, and under the soft lights, our dresses stood out while still complementing the bride. I wore my hair back low and loose, kept the jewelry to simple studs, and the make up to a cranberry lip and dark liner. The dress was not heavy, hung in a flattering manner (not thick at the hips like some other thick fabric dresses), and moved beautifully on the dance floor. Like the other reviews, the zipper was quite difficult to get up over the waist seem, and actually took a few sets of hands. I also experienced a bit of discomfort where my arms brushed the sequins on my sides, but not enough to cause any real irritation. Overall, gorgeous dress that flatters the body and makes you stand out in the best way possible.