September 3, 2013
A gorgeous dress and fantastic customer service to boot!
This is my third time renting from RTR and has been my most favorite rental to date. The dress itself is impeccably constructed from a decently thick silk/satin fabric that has a diagonal weave throughout. I found the peplum to be extremely flattering, especially for someone like me who has a fairly nonexistent waist. Additionally, the peplum hit at a length that did not make me appear too short-waisted, which is a big pet peeve of mine on many dresses that feature peplum accents. Despite reviews stating that the bottom was too big, I didn't find it overly roomy or ill-fitted. If anything, it just gave the appearance that the dress was more structured and sheath-like in style. I will say that the bodice is very fitted, so it may pose some problems for women who are bustier (I'm between a 32 B and C, and actually wore the dress without a bra). I had originally ordered a 2 and 4 (I'm normally a 2 at BR and JCrew; 0 at Ann Taylor), but was told by the staff at RTR a day before my rental was to be shipped out that the 4 had been irreparably damaged; regardless, they were more than happy to send me any dress of my choice, should the 2 not work out. I'm glad it did, but was equally impressed with RTR's handling of the situation. Can't wait until my next rental!