Sep 10, 2013
This is a very pretty dress, but, there were issues!
Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for my son's wedding. This is the first time I can honestly say that I was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong the dress fit me very well and it is a beautiful dress. But, there are several issues that I really feel it would be helpful to mention. The first problem was that the dress takes a lot of time to get into! The zippers are horrible and it's a little tricky to put on, especially if you're alone and trying to get ready. The overall fit was great for me, but for some reason the corset and bodice area, "rides" up and kind of bunches up under the bust. This was for my son's wedding, so, I wanted it to be perfect, but it wasn't. My biggest problem is that for a 5,000.00 designer gown, and being primarily "silk", I feel it should've been a little more exquisite looking. I had several conversations with RTR before I ended up renting it, and I really don't feel it deserves the 400.00 rental price. (though, I didn't pay that much since I was lucky enough to have some credits accumulated). I feel this dress should've been a stand out, and though it was pretty and fit me well, it didn't made me feel "special" like a "mother of the groom" should feel in a gown shown under this "high end" category. It was almost ordinary, and it really wasn't the ombre grey tone shown on the site. It's more of a beigey grey tone as the color lightens. The wedding "color" was grey, so, I wanted to "blend" in, but not be dressed in black. It's also more "gauze"-like then silky, though it does flow nicely when you walk. Don't get me wrong, I love RTR, and will certainly be renting again, but it's just too bad that this worked out to be a disappointment for such a special occasion in my life, especially after I spent a good deal of time communicating with your reps through live chats and emails. Sorry, RTR, this one isn't one of your best. Pictures to follow soon....