CATHERINE DEANE

Winona Gown

$175 – $190 rental?
$1,350 retail
Stylist Notes

Lace insets bring a delicate elegance to this dark purple gown by Catherine Deane.

Our model wears the gown with Lulu Frost's Rise Stud Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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. We recommend Hollywood Fashion Tape's Double Sided Fashion Tape.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue matte jersey (92% polyester 8% spandex). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.

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136 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 60
May 14, 2016
People commented on how lovely this dress was throughout the evening.
Best dress ever! It is as lovely as it looks in the picture. I am tallish (5'7" and slender (125 lbs) without many curves and the dress still looked fabulous on me. I felt so glamorous. The regular length is long, even with 2 inch heels. The dress is extremely comfortable, you won't need a slip. The side zip on this dress (for all of the sizes I tried, even those too large for me) is really really hard to zip. You may need someone to help you. I recommend ordering a size larger than usual as a back-up because it is likely to be tightest across your rib cage.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 11, 2016
This dress was amazing! I loved how it fit (room to eat) and loved how it looked!
I was a little worried about the dip in the front, but it was totally appropriate. The back of this dress is STUNNING - I wanted to walk in the room backwards all night! The zipper is a challenge for sure ... and I am only 5'2" so the dress was a bit long, even with 3" heels. Would recommend hem tape or something to ensure you don't have to carry it around all night. Overall, LOVED it!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Weight: 110lbs
February 12, 2016
Wearing this to the GRAMMYs (2016) official after-party.
Absolutely incredible dress. It definitely runs small (I usually wear a 0, and a 2R was tight). The swishiness was perfection, as was the length. The fabric doesn't wrinkle (hurrah!), and the cleavage factor was quite modest. The back...oh my goodness, that back. Just too great.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 22, 2014
I have found my soulmate designer! In LOVE!
I ordered a 10 because I am losing weight and wasn't sure with this kind of gowns. The 8 would have fit perfect. This dress is a DREAM. First, nobody had rented this one before, so it came with designer tags and all. It flows beautifully when you dance, especially salsa turns :) The front: if your breast are "nice and young"you wont need anything, if you are have had kids and no time for surgery, just get some tape and perk them up like I did. Lenght was perfect for me because I like that way, I wore 3" heels and still touch the floor. I have another event today and I am waiting for another Catherine Deane dress. Can't say enough about this. Yes, everybody wanted to know where I got this dress, now all my girlfriends are glued to their computers searching RTR. Thanks
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 23, 2014
Gorgeous dress, great service
Fit like a glove.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 10, 2014
I didn't want to take it off!
The dress fit like a glove, and I received so many complements!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 12, 2014
comfortable and falttering
perfect
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
December 13, 2014
Most complimented dress I have ever worn.
This is a beautiful dress. The skirt is heavy fabric and flowing. The breast has nice support so you can go braless which, is almost necessary with the cut of the dress. The waist is very tight and the zipper is tough to pull even when just unzipping. The waist was my problem for where I had to size up. This is in consideration that I am still dropping in size after having second baby. The extra fabric for the waist made it hold it's shape wonderfully over the course of the evening. This is an amazing dress. I want to own it.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 182lbs
December 13, 2014
This dress is a winner!
It is dramatic, and at the same time super comfortable. The body and waist fit just perfectly. The fabric has a nice stretch and the flared skirt is lovely for dancing. I wore it with a 3 inch heel and the length was just perfect. The color is a deep deep purple, not black, which was interesting.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Body type: Apple
December 14, 2014
Gorgeous gown
Great fit & flowing gown. I'm only 5ft 2in and the dress hit the ground with 3in heals. It's the perfect length and style allowing to highlight curves. I received several compliments. The dress sizing was spot-on with typical dress sizing.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 15, 2014
Felt like a princess all night
The fit was perfect. Fitted bodice and flowed effortlessly on the skirt. The deep plunge in the front made me nervous but the dress was so snug that It didn't move out of place. This dress runs long even in 6" heels the dress was still long for me. But I still loved it. Amazing dress.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
January 12, 2015
The detail on the back is even more amazing in person
Gorgeous dress, came in great condition. The 8 was slightly too small around my rib cage so I opted for the 10R. Had to wear flats (I'm 5'8") or the dress would have been too short. The zipper is REALLY hard to zip over the band that runs under the bust. Overall a great, flowy, formal dress!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
January 13, 2015
This dress is amazing!! Love. Love. Love. I didn't want to take it off.
It was a little big on top but might fit better on somebody who is slightly bigger busted. I'm 5'10'' and the length was perfect for flats. The zipper was a little stubborn. Overall, the dress was super comfy and flowy and I got so many compliments on the lace back.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 162lbs
January 16, 2015
The back of this dress is absolutely stunning. Received many compliments.
Dress is well made, and flows beautifully on the dance floor. It was very comfortable to wear to a winter wedding. Had to size up because the back was a little tight otherwise. I would definitely rent this dress again.
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
January 19, 2015
Everyone complimented me on the gown. It looks a lot better on then the hanger!!
The side zipper was being difficult due to the band, but don't give up, it'll go.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 27, 2015
I felt really elegant. I wish I could own this dress. It was really comfortable.
It was a little snug at my rib cage when trying to zip it up, but I really liked the fit better on the smaller size I ordered. The zipper was a little stubborn half way up on both sizes. I loved it once it was on and it didn't feel right once it was zipped up. The long was really long. I'm 5'7.5" and I couldn't have gotten away without heals and it was at the floor with heals. If I order it again, I'll probably go for the regular. I loved the dress and was sad to send it back.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
January 28, 2015
Perfect for Ballroom Dancing
This dress fit great and I felt absolutely beautiful in it. My husband and I do a lot of ballroom dancing and this dress was the best I've ever worn for dancing. The bottom is very full and sways beautifully as you make turns. This is the first time I've rented from RTR where I would actually rent the exact same dress again for another occasion - I loved it that much!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
January 28, 2015
Received many compliments on how beautiful the dress was.
The dress fit perfectly and was absolutely stunning. It has built in padding and fit so well that I still had some cleavage despite having a smaller chest. The only complaint I have is how hard it was to zipper. Once the zipper gets to the center band it gets stuck. I actually broke a sweat trying to zipper it. I am also only 5' 3", so the dress was a tad long. I just paired it with Steve Madden's Dejavu pump and was good to go.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
January 28, 2015
This dress is perfect for a girl with curves!
This dress was gorgeous! It arrived in great condition and was very comfortable. The dress is a dark navy blue ( not black) as it appears in the photo on the website. I was able to wear a normal strapless bra with it and simply pulled it down a bit in the back so it wouldn't show. The details of the dress are simply beautiful. The gown fell in just a way to accent my waist without being clingy. The dress was classy, classic and gorgeous! Everyone I spoke with at the Gala told me how much they loved it! I did too! This dress has been my favorite rental from RTR so far!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 3, 2015
The dress was beautiful! I felt like a princess, and I got so many compliments.
The lace back is gorgeous, and the dress is flowy and comfortable. Great for dancing.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Body type: Hourglass
February 21, 2015
It was beautiful.
the zipper was a little tough to get up, but once it was on it fit like a glove.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
February 21, 2015
Beautiful dress!
Pros: stunning, hair gets to go up, and I, for once in my DD life, got to go braless! ;) Con: zipper was broken it took 6 hands to make it go up.. Super memorable moments whilest braless haha! But once zipped was perfect.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
February 23, 2015
Elegant with intrigue
I LOVED this dress! Compliments all night long and it was just so darn comfortable! The back speaks for itself -- it's completely gorgeous. I appreciated how comfortable it was, too, as I had to work a Gala event in it. The only small con is the zipper -- it took some mighty muscle and a lot of patience to get it over the second layer of fabric along the rib cage. Highly recommended.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
February 23, 2015
Stylist Review!
This gown is so beautiful and elegant. It runs VERY small in the bust/rib cage area so definitely size up. There is built in padding so you do not need to wear a bra with this style. At 5'7" I could have used the long-length as opposed to the regular (pictured). This gown is perfect for a classy black-tie event. I love the back detailing and deep navy color. Would highly recommend this style!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 25, 2015
Absolutely love this dress! So thankful for all the help from RTR!
I typically wear a size 2 but I could not get the dress to zip up over my rib cage. I attempted to order a size 4 but none were available. I ordered a 6 and the dress arrived in 12 hours! The dress was a bit big in the shoulders, bust, and hips but it zipped over my rib cage so much easier. The fabric is phenomenal!! So soft and comfortable. My only complaint would be the waistband. The switching of fabrics definitely made this dress hard to zip up.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 11, 2015
This was the perfect dress for a formal wedding. It was absolutely beautiful! So many compliments!
Only con to this dress is that the zipper is tough to pull up. I needed my fiancé to help me into it. It wasn't too small, the zipper just didn't glide along the fabric very well
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
April 28, 2015
Tons of compliments!
Loved loved loved this dress. Absolutely stunning and comfortable too. Felt amazing in it. Note, I'm 5'8" and could only wear a tiny heel, as the bottom just skimmed the top of my feet. Highly recommended!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 7, 2015
Stunning Dress
This dress is really a show stopper. I ordered it knowing the zipper issues discussed in other reviews. Upon arrival, there were zipper issues, and all three dresses smelled strongly of fish. After a quick chat with a stylist who recommended resin wax or soap to help with the zipper (and Febreze for the smell), we were able to get it working. It was comfortable all night, and I got tons of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 11, 2015
beautiful gown for black tie
Wore this dress for a black tie wedding in May. It was light-weight and comfortable for the warmer May weather. I did wear a sticky backless bra with the dress but you may not need it (I'm just self-conscious and felt uncomfortable without a bra). I wore a size 10 though I am usually a 6, but I think the 8 would have fit me fine (was not available). If you are more conservative I wouldn't recommend because the dress does go pretty low cut in the front, though there is a see-through lace covering.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
June 15, 2015
Beautiful back and perfect skirt for dancing
As others have said, the dress was hard to zip once it got to the band. It required another hand and a bit of force but once it was on, it fit perfectly. The skirt was amazing; flowing perfectly when spinning/turning and it looked incredible when walking down stairs. The fabric was comfortable for the entire wear time. I wore 4" heels and it was about an inch off the ground. I did not need to wear a bra (though I am small chested) and the dress comes with cups. I'm not sure if it was a tear, but the zipper seemed to get twisted between the layers when it was fully unzipped. It was manageable but mildly annoying when zipping. Overall, I received countless compliments on the back and the elegant dress stood out among a sea of cliched beaded prom dresses.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 25, 2015
The dress fit perfectly and was super flowy and comfortable!
Make sure to wear stick-ons in lieu of a bra
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
June 28, 2015
So many people commented on my dress- especially once they noticed the back!
I'm a pretty reliable size 6 on top with a small rib cage but this dress was VERY fitted through the waist- I would suggest a size up. I loved how I felt in it though- v-neck was super flattering and with my DD post-baby boobs I felt totally secure to dance all night with just cutlets in! The skirt flowed and I felt like I was gliding... I'm 5'4'' and wore flats and it was a little long but worked. Get this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 12, 2015
This dress is fantastic. I recommend it but definitely size up.
The back of this dress is dramatic and I got a ton of compliments! But, as everyone else says, you have to get a size bigger than you think. I am usually a zero or 2, but the two didn't even come close to zipping over my rib cage. The 4 fit perfectly, and my rib cage is 27.5 inches, for reference. The length was perfect with some heels.
JaclynNovember 8, 2016
love that you gave your rib cage measurement. very helpful as that is where people have been saying its tight. Thanks
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
August 4, 2015
Glamorous and Unique
I LOVED this dress. It was comfortable and just plain gorgeous - I felt like a princess. Note on size - this dress runs SO small. I usually wear a size 0 or 00 and the size 4 fit me perfectly. I tried on the 4R at the Chicago store, the length would have been fine - but it was a little shorter that I would have liked - got the 4L and it was perfect with short heels (1.5 inch).
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
July 8, 2015
This dress fit well, but was a bit small in the bust and hard to zip.
The dress zipper stuck whether zipping up or down and whether it was on the hanger or on my body. The bust was a bit small as well, but it looked absolutely stunning. I would absolutely wear the dress again if I had an event in the future. It was so so gorgeous and the lace detail in the back could not be beat.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
August 25, 2015
Comfortable elegant gown, easy to wear
I had a unique situation in that I was attending a black tie wedding 20 weeks pregnant...I was having a hard time finding a maternity dress that was formal enough for the occasion so turned to RTR. This dress allowed for plenty of space in the skirt and flexibility in the fabric through the bodice to accommodate my belly and be comfortable all night. As the other reviews state - this dress runs small and is quite hard to zip through the waist band due to extra fabric, but with careful persistence all is well. I also found the length to be shorter than expected - this was fine by me as I'm more comfortable in flats right now, but if I wore any height of heel the skirt would have been inches off the ground and I'm 5'6" - which I don't feel like is particularly tall... Pre-pregnancy I was a size 4 or 6, currently I'm wearing a mix of size 6 regular and maternity clothes. I wore the 10R in this dress at 20 wks pregnant and it was perfect. The waist band falls at the natural waist so for me having sized up the torso was too long, but I was actually just able to tuck the waist band under itself and move the waist line above my belly which was much more comfortable and flattering - it stayed there all night. The bust was a bit roomy on me - though not in an awkward/uncomfortable way, but I'm am the smaller side (36B/34C). Obviously not being an actual maternity dress the front hem was a bit shorter than the back for me. I couldn't have been happier with how comfortable the material and cut of this dress was (it's a dress you can actually enjoy a meal in!). If I was not pregnant, I imagine the 8R would have fit me well.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
September 11, 2015
WOW!
The compliments didn't stop all night. I just LOVE this dress and how I felt in it. Simply amazing and made me feel so beautiful. It's a MUST.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
September 21, 2015
Great dress
The larger size was sent to me as I was informed 24 hours prior to my expected delivery date that my requested size was unavailable. I ended up wearing it as I had no back up options at home and the recommended back up dress was not what I wanted. It would have looked 100% better if it was the smaller size as it was quite loose on top and the cinching at the waist would have been better. I still received many compliments but did wish that I was able to wear the correct size.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 119lbs
October 5, 2015
This dress is beautiful. I received a lot of compliments on it!
I usually wear a 2/4 in dresses so I am glad I ordered a size up, mainly just for the top half of the dress. It was very fitted. The bottom of the dress could have had less material to make it look even better. The bottom of the dress is a little crooked it is cut a little shorter where the toes peek out. Also, the dress didn't have enough padding to make up for not wearing a bra at all, so be prepared to have some little cup inserts. The dress is a little heavy, so it's not ideal for dancing the night away but it does look gorgeous in pictures. I would have ordered a 6L to be able to wear higher heels. I'm 5'5" and could only wear kitten heel with the dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
October 5, 2015
I got so many compliments!
I didn't have to wear a bra with it which was great cause that would have look weird with the way the back is. It is lightly lined and on of the pads was folded weird but I was able to get it into a position that you couldn't tell. The dress is very dark navy blue. It felt great.
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