CATHERINE DEANE

Patricia Gown

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Stylist Notes

Go for ladylike elegance Lady Mary would admire. This embroidered tulle gown by Catherine Deane is a timeless piece for your black tie affair.

Our model wears the gown with Oscar de la Renta’s Etoile Earrings.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very 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 strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Embroidered tulle bodice with navy matte jersey skirt (bodice: 100% polyester, skirt: 68% rayon, 27% nylon , 5% spandex). Long sleeves. Boat neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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72 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(32)
Small
(28)
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 63
June 5, 2017
This was a second wedding for me and this dress was perfect for it!
The slit was a little high so I pinned it together.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 25, 2016
The perfect dress for a formal wedding!
The dress fit awesome. I received so many compliments on the dress. Would definitely rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Weight: 110lbs
October 15, 2016
the amazing details and the very high slit. my only issue was my breasts, they didn't want to fit
be ready to shave your legs all the way up and wear something under so no one can see what color panties you might be rocking
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
August 21, 2016
Stunning Dress
I wore this dress for my engagement photos. It was exactly what I was looking for. The skirt of the dress is magnificent, silky, flows beautifully. I had to get a long which was fine because it was for photos and it looked great flowing in the wind. The arms were ridiculously tight. It took 3 tries and 4 people to get me into this dress. Definitely worth it, but wouldn't be able to go to an event for a night in it.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
May 9, 2016
It was a beautiful dress. Made me feel very elegant.
I was a little disappointed because some of the lace was ripped when I got it but fortunately it was not very noticeable.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 65
Bust size: 34B
January 8, 2016
Ordered a sz 8 for my sz 8 body, no other size available 5'3" and just slightly long w/heels
Many compliments
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 3, 2016
Beautiful dress, runs a bit small though! Would rent again!
Runs small
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
December 22, 2015
Never received so many compliments on a dress!
I have never rented from RTR before prior to this rental, so I was a bit apprehensive. The dress came right on time, which eased my doubts and when I tried it on it fit like a glove. I couldn't have been more pleased. I received so many compliments throughout the night, I couldn't believe it! I only rented the 4R because the 2 and 6 size weren't available. I took the risk anyway! I was nervous about the sleeves being stretched out but they fit perfectly. The dress is navy at the bottom, not black like the picture but I preferred it that way. I highly, highly recommend this dress.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 5, 2015
I wore this gown to a fundraising gala I attended and so many women complimented me about it!!
First this dress is very forgiving if you are imperfect (I never bounced back from "child-bearing hips"). I ordered up a size as many others suggested but to be honest, I am so small on the top compared to the bottom (I'm a true pear), that I could have ordered a 6 if it were available and it most likely would have been an absolutely perfect fit; however, the 8 was totally ok because of how the dress is made. I did not feel it was so big that it was a poor fit. It was too long by many inches even with 4" heels but the extra length kind of felt regal! The slit in the leg was so sexy, the fabric was so soft, the upper mesh and embroidery was stunning and despite the dress having cupping, I was able to wear a strapless bra for a little added lift and support. I truly adored this dress and if I need a high end dress again, this would be my go-to rental!!! Do it ladies, it's worth it!!! I paired it with rose gold + morganite drop earrings and a gold clutch and nude heels.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
October 6, 2015
GLAMOROUS
I rented this for a black tie wedding, and it sure got a lot of compliments! I generally wear a size 0 or XS but boy, was this TINY. I couldn't zip up the size 2 - even the 4 was pretty tight around the chest (and I'm pretty small chested too). For a 5'2" it runs long obviously but whipping the skirt around made it look even glamorous (In my opinion). It looks high-class and elegant, but with a touch of sexy (with the big slit). I wish I had taken more photos!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Apple
October 3, 2015
very pretty!!!!
its very long but fit well, and elegant.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 18, 2015
Was this dress made for me?
I originally ordered this dress in the 2L and 4L. When received an email a few weeks before my event saying that the 2L was damaged, I was so disappointed. But thankfully, the dress did run a little small and the 4L fit like it was made for my body. I absolutely loved everything about this dress. It was perfect for my white tie event. Many of the other reviewers commented that the bodice of the dress would not stay up. I found that the bodice stayed perfectly where I put it. It fit like I was wearing a strapless gown (except with a beautiful lace overlay). I did not end up wearing a bra with this dress because the bodice did not stay when I tried it on with a bra. I wouldn't recommend this dress for ladies who are a bit more busty. The lace on the arms was well fitted - but I think it depends on the dress you get. Other reviews commented that the arms were loose. The length of the dress was great with my 4"-ish heels. I am 5'7" and a 4R definitely would have been short. The material of the skirt was soft and stretchy - a deep elegant blue color. I wore this in September in Texas and did not get overheated during the couple of times I went outside. I would recommend this dress to ladies with long, lithe body types. It's beautiful and I was sad to see it retuned at the end of the weekend.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
September 16, 2015
The dress was absolutely perfect, and arrived just in time!
The dress is absolutely beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. Everyone including the bride and groom kept giving me compliments. The bottom was not a true black (more in between black and dark navy blue) so be careful if you are planning or wearing black shoes. It does run small and I did not know if it was going to fit but if you close the zipper by your waist and put the straps up your should be fine. I am never one to go up in sizes as they are normally too loose but in this case, I would definitely recommend it. I normally wear a size 0 and the 2 was a little snug.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 23, 2015
Never ending compliments
Pros: color, quality and fast delivery. Slit was gorgeous. Cons: chest area really tight
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
August 17, 2015
This dress looked atrocious on my body, because of my body type.
AVOID IF YOU HAVE LARGE BREASTS. If you have an hourglass figure with large breasts, this dress will make you look matronly and fat. I was so glad that they couldn't send me the original size I ordered because they sent me two additional dresses to make up for it (both of those dress looked fabulous on me). When I put on the dress, it fit nicely but I was horrified at how I looked. I don't know why this dress is recommended for full bust/hour glass types. This dress would look great on a tall small breasted girl but the high waist will make anyone with large breasts look fat and old. One of my backup dresses was a Marchesa mermaid type dress and it complimented my curves perfectly, I would recommend that instead of this dress if you have a body type similar to mine.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 17, 2015
OK dress nothing more
Didn't end up wearing this dress. The skirt is very big and flowy making your hips/booty look even wider. The top just hung and did not fit right. If you are straight and narrow it probably looks great but not for short wasted or curvy girls.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 5, 2015
Absolutely stunning dress. It impressed everyone at the gala! GORGEOUS! That long slit is amazing <3
I wanted a black and gold dress (since it was the theme of the gala), The dress came and I realized then that it was very VERY dark navy blue. It worked beautifully anyway, of course, but I was surprised at the fabric's color when I got it (as opposed to the image on the web site). It fit beautifully! There is no give at the top (no stretch) so definitely make sure you rest two sizes to make sure one fits you best. I had to use the round-the-neck strap to hold the corset up under the lace. It was great! No problems there. The long and luscious and dense fabric of the skirt is SO fun to play with! All I wanted to do was walk around in long strides just to show off that long slit and the leg! ;) What a gorgeous dress. So flattering and beautiful. Thank you for carrying it, Rent The Runway! <3
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
July 22, 2015
Not as Pictured:( but I LOVE RTR:)
I have had my eye on this dress since the first time I visited RTR. As pictured, it is one of my absolute favorites and I couldn't wait for an occasion to rent it. In real life, however, it is a terrible disappointment. The colors are vastly different to an extent that baffles me; you can see some variation in the pictures sent in by other RTR customers who've worn it but I don't see how it ever photographs to look ivory because the top is GOLD and the embroidery is very thick, both of which features make it seem much heavier and better suited for a winter event despite the delicacy of the tulle. The embroidery also makes the sleeves (which run a little short) very constricting while adding bulk around the arms, which I don't think any woman wants. Beyond that, there are other fit issues that make the dress awkward up top because the waistline is neither natural nor empire and the lining is just floats loosely inside the embroidered top. You'll need an extra set of hands to get everything to lay somewhat smooth underneath and then to do up the buttons. Apparently, there are many women who have pulled this look off in the past but be advised to read their reviews carefully because many of them mention some of the same things, they just didn't consider them to be deal-breakers like I did. All that said, RTR customer service is AMAZING and they were eager to make things right in time for my event so I am still a very satisfied customer.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 130lbs
July 20, 2015
It truly was a beautiful dress, however it fit me a bit small and had to get a different dress,
If I could I would definitely rent the size that fits me and wear it for another occasion. There was truly nothing I hated about it, the only thing is that I am a size 4 and the 4/6 were a big no no.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Party
June 21, 2015
Quality of the dress was soft and comfortable. Felt like a princess.
A friend of my husbands recommended this app to us. I wasn't really looking forward in buying a $300 $500 dollar dress and never wear it again. Once I heard about RTR, I was intrigued. I would definitely recommend it to my friends. So affordable. The material of the dress is comfortable. Kept getting compliments all night.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
June 14, 2015
Broken zipper
I rented this dress for my rehearsal dinner. I ordered the 10r and the 8r. The 10r was too big. The 8r fit but the zipper was broken so I wasn't able to zip it up so I had to wear a different dress. :(( bummer!! It was so cute and I wanted to wear it so bad! If only the zipper worked
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
June 14, 2015
My senior prom
The dress fit so unflattering, my mistake was getting it for someone my age. The dress made me look older, and not in a good way.
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
May 4, 2015
Another picture from previous post
Read previous post!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 148lbs
March 22, 2015
Beautiful Dress
This dress was absolutely beautiful! I found that it was true to size. I was worried because I have large arms and a large bust (38DDD) but both areas fit just fine. The sleeves are a bit shorter than I expected - they ended just above the wrist on me. I am 5'7" and wore 3" heels and the 14L was the perfect length. I received compliments all night! I would absolutely rent this dress again.
HollyJune 1, 2015
Do you have any photos? It sounds like we are almost the exact same build, but other reviews make me hesitant to rent.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
February 17, 2015
Didn't wear....
Loved this dress but didn't get a chance to wear it. After reading the reviews that the dress ran small, I ordered a couple sizes bigger then I normally wear. I will order this dress again for a future event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 9, 2015
Made me feel like I was walking the Red Carpet
Absolutely beautiful but heed the warnings. It runs small so ORDER UP! I often wear a 0 and the 2 was quite snug. I made it work but boy was it tight. The dress is a unique mix of classic (the top) and sexy (the slit). Love the navy as everyone else is always in black. Would rent this one again.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
January 17, 2015
Gorgeous, elegant gown!
I wore this to my medical school's formal and felt elegant and sexy-the high slit was a great contrast to the more modest neckline, and I got tons of compliments all night long!The top fit well, though I'm a 34B and could see how anyone larger than a C cup would probably find it too tight. The skirt was plenty roomy, so if you're between sizes, go with the size you are on top. At 5'9 and in 3 inch heels, the long length was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
January 11, 2015
Elegant!
The 4 fit perfectly. I still wore a strapless bra underneath, but could have gotten away without if I was a little bit fuller in the bust. Lots of comments and lots of standing around with my leg out, as the picture shows. Great for new years! Definitely needed help getting in and out of this dress, but hopefully you'll have some hottie willing to help :D
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 173lbs
January 9, 2015
Not for the short waisted
I was in love with the dress from the moment I saw it on the site. I thought it would be perfect for the military awards night I had to go to. Sz 10 was not available so I ordered it in the 12l. I have very long legs and a short waits. This has a very high waist, which hit me in a very odd spot. It did not accentuate my waist. It made it look larger, in fact. Also, there was NO way I would have been able to wear heels with it. It just BARELY touched the floor with no shoes on. Great on the model, no so much on me.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 30, 2014
Amazing!
Fit is true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
December 22, 2014
The Dress makes you feel like a princess.
It fits a bit smaller. Good condition length was perfect.
ChelseaJanuary 18, 2015
The model shows buttons all down the back, but in your picture it looks open, were the buttons missing ?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
December 17, 2014
Another girl had on the same dress, we both looked so fabulous, we took a photo together!
This dress and I went through all of the emotions together. When it first came, I really didn't love it but it ended up being another great rental! The color is definitely a dark navy and a cream or antique gold on top. The biggest thing that surprised me was the sleeve length; I felt as though they should have gone longer down my arm, but they were really more of a 3/4 length sleeve. The slit is quite high, but I felt like the flowy nature of the fabric kept all the things covered. I wore the regular length with flats to save my feet, and I felt like the top was very large compared to other reviews.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 12, 2014
A beautiful dress, but not my favorite
I had my eye on this dress for almost a year and had a black tie occasion to wear it. I ordered it along with a different style as a backup. The dress was beautiful, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't as figure flattering as the other option. Also, the sleeves were a bit stretched out and I felt like it made my arms look bigger than what they are.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
December 9, 2014
I had so many woman come up to me and ask where I got this dress! It was stunning!
I am usually between a 2 and a 4 depending on how the dresses run so I always get one of each size! The 4 fit perfectly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 16, 2014
The bottom is Navy
The dress was beautiful but I'd recommend it to small chested women. I ended up not wearing this dress.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 15, 2014
I wore this dress for my Engagement Photos and it was absolutely amazing.
The fit was very fitted, it was a little tight but felt as if it loosened up a bit. I am on the shorter side so it was very long on me. If I were going to an event that required a lot of walking or dancing, I would have needed very high heels. The skit is a NAVY blue, not black as it appears. But I still loved it. The skirt was very soft and the bodice was a bit itchy for me, I don't like rough fabrics on my skin, but that's a personal preference. It photographed beautifully and I would highly recommend.
Mrs. SnowJune 6, 2015
You are like my body twin (same weight, height, bust size)! how high were the heels you wore?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
November 10, 2014
Elegant
I didn't end up wearing it but this dress photographs beautifully. The slit is very high but it looks great. The bottom of the dress is a dark navy but it's hard to tell so it can pass as black. I didn't think it ran small at all but I have a smaller waist for my size. the arms have plenty of room which was nice and on my dress there was only a key hole back with 3 buttons not buttons all the way up but it didn't take away from the beauty of this dress. I did wish the dress was longer though it came about an inch or 2 off the floor in my 3 in heels but no matter It's definitely a show stopper.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 3, 2014
Worn for an Air Force Ball and felt like to most beautiful woman in the room.
The bottom navy fabric was very staticky, I had to spray between the layers with hairspray to keep them apart. When I pulled it out of the box the very high slit, that I was so excited about was stitched together making it come down about 6". I ended up "ripping" the stitches out for over an hour trying to keep it pristine and undamaged. Once that was done it was perfect. It was worn with simple nude heels and Anton Hemus Lotus Pendant Earrings, found on RTR, they went together well. The editorial pick Oscar de la Renta Etoile Earrings definitely look the best and match the colors better, but they were not available for my event. I will definitely come back for more, especially for special bridesmaids dresses or a lovely justice of the peace wedding dress.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 24
October 29, 2014
This dress is gorgeous! I received so many compliments all night at my engagement party!
This dress fits pretty true to size. I am 5'9 and I got the 12L and it was the perfect length with a small heel. The top is beautiful. I ordered two sizes and one of the dresses did not have the adjustable straps on the inside to keep the lining up. The dress I wore, however, did have it and it was comfortable. The slit of the dress is wayyyy too high and I had to use some fabric tape on it before I left the house or I would have been showing everyone what was under my dress. The dress is very flowy and looks beautiful in pictures!!! Would definitely recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 23, 2014
Beautiful dress! Giving 4 out of 5 stars only because the fit was odd.
I was so disappointed when this dress came- it is such a pretty gown but it didn't fit me right at all. I am usually between a 2 and a 4, and after reading this dress ran small I went with the 4R (the 6R would have been my backup but it was unavailable). The 'bustier' top underneath is strapless, and although it was shaped, I would have worried about it coming down all night. The waist is very high and has no stretch to it. I have a fairly long torso so the waistline of this dress was about 2'' too high for me and because of this, I couldnt get it to zip all the way. The sleeves were a little too short for me as well. If you order this dress I would definitely order a size up, maybe even 2 sizes up for your backup.
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