CATHERINE DEANE

Rain Gown

$264 to buy
$1,950 retail
Stylist Notes

Look regal in this Catherine Deane gown. Its beautiful shade of navy will set you apart from the rest at your next formal event.

Our model wears the gown with RJ Graziano’s Crystal Thorn Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - ample room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. 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 no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Navy Lace (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Halter neckline. A-line skirt. Hidden back zipper. Open back with button closure at neck. Lined. Boned bodice. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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46 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 15, 2015
I received so many compliments

The fit is fitted at the top and flows at the bottom.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
December 10, 2015
This dress is stunning. Great high neckline, very flattering for the beyond small chested woman.

The color is more of a teal despite it photographing more royal blue. The underneath is a nude color. I'm a 00 and wore a 4R. The 2 was tight!! I loved this dress!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 9, 2016
Not my favorite but others liked it

Would work better for tall person. I'm 5'2" and with 3" heels needed some major fashion tape intervention to hem up the front and make the back look like a train. Waist fit perfectly but was super tight connecting the straps in the back that go around the shoulders (spine numbing). I got compliments and it looked nice but I'm not sure it was worth all the hassle.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
October 15, 2016
Nice but too long for 5'2"

I thought this read was beautiful. Unfortunately I couldn't wear it due to the length.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
January 25, 2014
This dress is very small. I normally wear a 0. Get larger backup for sure!

It's small and long. Beautiful gown. But could not wear. I have never had a hard time wearing a 0 but this was very small for me and I think it's because I have a 32 D breast size. The length was long but I would be able to make work with 4-5 inch heels.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 4, 2014
Loved this dress and had many many compliments.

I am normally a size 2 and could not zip up a size two. The size four fit perfectly.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
March 4, 2014
unique and comfortable dress

The dress was a perfect fit and very comfortable! There are stays, and built in cups so no bra necessary (and I'm the type that needs the assistance of a bra!). I normally wear a 4 but adheared to the advice about this dress to go up a size, and the 6 was perfect.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
March 11, 2014
Very small

This dress was sent to me when the 2 dresses that I ordered were not available. The notes about the fit of the dress state that the dress runs small, which is quite true. I usually wear a size 2 or 4 in dresses that are fitted in the waist but flared in the hips, but in this dress the 4 was too small. As the 4 was the only size that was sent, I did not wear the dress. I think that you have to have a pretty stunning figure to pull this dress off.

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 25, 2014
My friend got married at a winery in Napa on the first day of Summer!

This dress runs really small. I usually fit into size 0 from RTR. The 2L fit me everywhere but the bust area, so I wore the 4L. The 4L was not a perfect all over fit, but it was such a beautiful flowing gown that no one noticed but me. Also, all night long I got compliments on how stunning I looked. I would highly recommend this dress.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
August 29, 2014
This was the most beautiful dress I've ever worn!

This dress runs SMALL!! Order one or two sizes bigger than usual! It's also extremely long. I wore the regular length, am 5'5, and practically in stripper heels, and it was still too long.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 28, 2014
Beautiful color and unique cut and fit.

This dress is very fitted around the abdomen and will accentuate a tummy, so be sure you have a flat one or wear spanx! I received many, many compliments on the dress during the occasion and afterward from pictures shared. While at the ball, I was asked to pose for a fashion photographer who proceeded to ask me several questions about the dress. I felt great in the dress and am thankful and happy that my first RTR experiencel worked out well. The first dress I ordered arrived with a ripped hem, and none of my other favorites were available

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 10, 2014
Not Forgiving

This dress has a nude underlayer so be wary that it does not hide any flaws. Fits best with a flat stomach and very small waist.

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 29, 2015
details

FIts like a glove

Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
September 27, 2015
I wore this dress to the Emmys. Loved it! Received lots of compliments.

It is very fitted in the waist, so I went up a size. It is also VERY long. I am 5'8" and ordered a long, which I normally wear. It was too long- so I had to get really high platform shoes to make it work.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 3, 2014
I loved the design, the way it flowed

Great evening at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC for a gala event. It was the perfect dress. I was very happy to have chosen the regular length, because even with 4 inch heels I was still close to standing on the dress.

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
June 19, 2014
the dress!

had to go up a couple of sizes, as the dress runs small - but well worth it! not only beautiful - but sooo comfortable!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
May 25, 2015
Wonderful evening at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Graduation Ball

I rented this dress for my daughter to wear to the Coast Guard Academy Graduation Ball. As others have said, it runs very small. She normally wears a 2R and with this one even the 4R was a bit snug. This particular gown was not in pristine condition -- one under-wire was missing and the center front stay was poking through the fabric . She had to wear a band-aid so that the stay would not cut her skin. The regular length was perfect for a 5'5" woman with 4" heels. The design itself is gorgeous. Very comfortable and easy to move and dance in all evening. The *navy* color is slightly on the dark teal side and very pretty. Definitely recommend the style, but hopefully this particular gown will be taken out of rotation due to wear.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
October 23, 2014
I didn't like it in person. The lace over the sheath made it look a bit tacky...I didn't wear it

I have no hips and it made me look like my hips were enormous...very weird...

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 114lbs
June 27, 2016
Drop Dead Gorgeous Dress

This dress is absolutely stunning! I felt like a million bucks and received so many compliments! I would most definitely recommend this dress if you want to make a statement! This dress accentuated me in all the right places! The only two negatives were that it was tight in the waist and extremely long. I am 5'0 and wore 3" heels which brought the under lay to the appropriate length, but the lace was still dragging. I pinned it and used double sided tape, but it still was getting caught under my heels and was getting stepped on by my date.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
December 7, 2013
Gorgeous dress! Wish I photographed the back.

The dress was actually a last minute replacement for the Rita dress that didn't get shipped to me on time. I am very happy with this last minute replacement, although my renting experience was quite stressful, not knowing if I was going to have a dress to wear. I ended up wasting three hours trying resolve the problem and be sure I had a dress to wear. Luckily this dress was GORGEOUS and UNQIUE. IT stood out, received tons of compliments and ended up being in multiple pictures in our on line paper. If I had it to redo, I would get the regular length for my height. Despite my tall heels, I was carrying the lace around all nights out wouldn't get stepped on by me, or others. Definitely made dancing a challenge. But was so worth it. I loved the dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
February 18, 2014
Amazing dress made me feel like a princess!

I got so many compliments on this dress all night long! I chose the 4L rather than the 2L because the neck strap on the 2 was too tight. I wore this dress for almost 8 hours and didn't want to take it off. The best parts of wearing this dress were: 1. Fitted bodice so no need to wear a bra (I wore a Nu-bra but could have got away without it) 2. Flowing over hips and waist so I wore regular, comfy underwear 3. Long enough for me to wear comfortable shoes

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
March 17, 2014
Elegant, great color and it stood out from all the other dresses. Prettiest girl at the prom!

This was a last-minute replacement dress sent to cover a HUGE shipping error on the nha khanh Drama gown; it turned out to be the perfect dress to wear to the Barrister's Ball at the National Aquarium. The color and every detail of the dress matches the picture (except the overlay is a bit heavier than the picture makes it appear). I got my regular dress size, a 10, and it fit perfectly. The bodice was a little loose, but the neck helped keep everything in place. The dress is fully lined, including support, so you can wear the dress without a bra, which I did, or with a Nu-bra, which is what I WISH I had done (I'm not as busty as some ladies). I wish I had requested the 10R because even though I'm 5'6" and was wearing 3" heels, I had to hold the dress up practically the entire night. I tripped (but never fell!) multiple times. As much as I loved the train-effect because of the length, it was tiring to hold the dress up for so long.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 26, 2014
Perfect! I couldn't have asked for a better prom dress!

I was in NYC and visited their store, and it completely changed my idea for what I wanted for a prom dress. The fit of the dress made my slightly boyish figure look more feminine and polished. There is a ribbing on the side and it pulls you in but not too tight like a corset! I'm 5'6.5"ish, so average height, and with my 4-5" heels, the dress skimmed the ground perfectly. The lace overlay looks beautiful over the champagne satin and the entire dress flows beautifully. I felt beautiful, and many people gave me compliments about my dress!! It couldn't have been more perfect!!

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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
April 29, 2014
This dress was perfect for the Michigan Shines for Autism Gala. I got many compliments on my dress.

The dress fit well, and is lined in such a way that I didn't need a bra. My husband chose this dress when my original choice was damaged and couldn't be fixed in time for the gala--- benefitting autism. I knew that at some points of the night, all eyes would be on us. I'm fairly shy, and don't like to be the center of attention. This dress fit in with the other women at the gala, and because I felt beautiful and confident in it I was able to speak clearly and explain to donors and supporters what autism really is. The pictures don't do this dress justice. I thought that it looked a little odd by the picture, but it is a beautiful dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 16, 2014
Incredible!

This dress is stunning. I could not walk 5 feet without someone complementing me on this dress. I felt like a princess.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
May 19, 2014
Hope to get this dress for my next event. I got 3 out of 4 of my dress's ordered for a Cruise.

Still very happy, although I did not get this dress for my 12th anniversary Cruise. Hope to get my dress some time this year for my next event. Love Rent the Runway, and can not wait for it to come to Canada.

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 134lbs
June 16, 2014
Beautiful gown, great fit

I actually didn't end up wearing this. Gorgeous gown, but after talking with a stylist I ended up renting the long. I am 5'9" and was wearing flats, and the dress ended up about 2-3 inches too long. Wish I would have gone with what all the reviews said and just ordered the regular length. I ended up wearing my back-up and really liking it, but would have gone with this one if I wouldn't have been picking it up all night to walk around in!

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
September 4, 2014
Got a lot of compliments!

Beautiful dress, fitter around the collarbone and waist, ran a little long

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
November 10, 2013
The dress was beautiful

It fit perfectly. I'm tall and the 10L was almost too long.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 5, 2015
I received SO many compliments on this dress and was told it was the favorite! Elegant and unique!

It fit perfectly! I actually tried on this dress in the store in a 2 and a 4 where I am usually between a 2-4 in most clothing but the 4 in this style dress was more comfortable. I am petite, 5'2", and the regular (R) length size was perfect when I wore heels about 4 inches. It was in fabulous condition, looked brand new. It was extremely comfortable, easy to move in, but yet still form fitting, sexy and elegant. The open back and neckline were really pretty and unique, and this dress truly did stand out! Really the PERFECT dress for a formal/black tie event. Not too sexy and not tacky, it was truly classically elegant and unique. I received SO many compliments and I was beyond happy with this dress!!

Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 61
Body type: Hourglass
April 21, 2015
very well-fitting and comfortable all night

The dress was just as pretty as I hoped it would be. It was slightly long but it didn't interfere with my wearing it.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 7, 2015
I loved this dress and didn't want to return it.

This service was overall very impressive. I live in a remote area, and the dress arrived on time (which I was a little surprised about). I took my measurements on the Catherine Deane website, so I didn't have an issue with the fit but it did seem a little snug. However, the dress does run long. I'm 5'9'' and without heels the 6R skimmed the ground. I also really enjoyed this dress because it provided enough support (for someone small chested) to go braless.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 24, 2015
Unique and surprisingly versatile dress

Romantic and unique dress. I wore it for an outdoor wedding. Fit was a bit odd -- a little tight around the collarbone, but I had to deal because it fit me everywhere else perfectly. I have really small bird bones, so that was a surprise. In photos, certain angles can exaggerate the size of your shoulders so be careful of that if you're taking any nice formal photos. I wore my hair in a low braided bun style in order to show off the back of the dress, only to find out that 2 of the buttons that hold the halter up were missing. Luckily, it still held, and RTR's customer service team more than made up for it. Most reviews said to size up with this one, and they were spot-on; I normally wear size 0R for RTR dresses. As for length, I think I wore 3.5" or 4" heels with this dress. I'm a little over 5'7", and the dress was still a little long. The lace in it can make it extra clingy to the bottoms of your heels when you walk too -- a little hazardous. Overall, a nice dress, but not the among the best I've rented from RTR.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 16, 2015
Felt So Grand!

This dress is gorgeous and extremely well made. It accented my curves and made me feel very comfortable. I'm 5"4 and was not able to wear heels with this dress which made it drag on the floor if I did not hold it up. As I walked, I had to hold it... there was a lot of fabric and holding the lace was not enough and I ended up feeling like I was picking a parachute to pack away. My suggestion with this dress for people my height is definitely wear heels higher than 3 inches! I still enjoyed the dress~!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 14, 2015
One of the best dresses I've rented, so beautiful!

This dress was incredible. A bit snug for a 2, but it worked! The fabric and flow was gorgeous, and the interesting back and neckline are great. I only got the L because an R wasn't available, but with heels I made due. So many compliments on this dress, I'm definitely going to rent it again in the future!

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 72
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
November 14, 2013
I was very pleased with fit and look.

The fit was true to size. I was concerned about the snugness in the bust as there isn't any stretch. I was able to wear a supportive bustier underneath with ease. It did hold static electricity, and after sitting for dinner, there were wrinkle creases at the hip area, but overall, it was an elegant wear. The underlay is 100% silk and felt beautiful. I just wish the overlay flowed better and didn't stick to the fabric. I wore 2 inch heels and the dress just skimmed the floor. The service from RTR was beyond expectations. Last year I PAID $900 for a dress that because of overall fit I wouldn't wear again. RTR is my answer in the future.

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 12, 2014
This dress looked beautiful and i got many compliments!

The only downsides for me were the neck - for me that was a bit tight but then my neck is not very dainty. Also if you are not sure what size to get you will want the larger size unless you are especially small-waisted. Also the "long" was way too long for me. I am 5'7". The regular would have been a much better choice.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 14, 2015
Wore for senior prom!

I bought this as my backup, and didn't end up needing it! But when my best friend's dress didn't fit the day of prom, I gave this one to her and it fit her perfectly. Fit very true to size, stretchy fabric helped with problem areas, and she is 5'3 and in 4 inch heels it hit the floor perfectly. She looked absolutely stunning- the color is absolutely gorgeous!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 47
July 21, 2015
Okay this looks great on and is so sexy. The flowing skirt is fun to wear.

This dress had a very stiff zipper (hard to get on). It was tight over the chest and ribcage. I usually wear 6 however but that wasn't available.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
May 1, 2015
This dress is truly unique and lovely, and I felt beautiful wearing it.

I originally rented the 6L and 8L. The 6L fit almost everywhere, however the neck area was too tight, and it ended up being too long. The 8L was incredibly comfortable, but this one was way too long, as well (even in 3 inch heels I was stepping on the gown). So I called and asked for RTR to send an 8R. They overnighted the 8R to my hotel for the cost of shipping (about $13), and I wore it to the formal that evening. It was a little shorter than I wanted (I wish there was a length between the long and the regular), but I was happy with the quality and fit otherwise. This dress has a built in corset and plenty of support. It is very comfortable and moves beautifully. No one else was wearing anything like it! I highly recommend this gown!

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