October 12, 2012
Stunning, elegant dress. Rent it, you will not be disappointed.
I was one of eight bridesmaids for an October wedding, vintage themed. The custom dresses arrived 2 weeks out and they simply missed the mark. We collectively decided to hit the stores on our own for long, grey gowns of our choosing. I immediately hit up RTR and found this beauty. I had several "back-ups" that I purchased from the store, but none came close to this truly elegant dress.
The details: I'm 5'10, 160. Long waisted, full booty. I wear between a 6 and an 8, more often an 8. I ordered the 8L and it fit perfectly. It was very long (i.e. I wore 3 in heels, and the front of the gown grazed the ground, the back trailed ever so slightly). I personally love a long dress, so it was a hit for me. It was very chilly (low 50's), but the dress is lined with a thick underlayer, so I was suprsingly warm under the circumstances (and no spanx required). A standard strapless bra fit underneath just fine, no hollywood tape required. It's a bit stretchy and forgiving as needed, especially around the middle section. Truly, it was a no muss, no fuss dress that wowed. I would opt for dropped earrings and a bracelet - the embellishments at the shoulder competed with every necklace I tried on. We danced a fair amount and the dress performed beautifully. I am super pleased with the rental (and now - no sad bridesmaid's dress in my closet that I paid $200+ for hanging in my closet until 2018!)