Oct 23, 2012
WOW!!! Stunning, comfortable, gorgeous color, & glamorous...PERFECTION!!!
Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I originally rented the Badgley Mischka Putting on the Glitz gown, but it felt uncomfortable to wear (tight around my ribs) and I knew I didn't want to deal with being in an uncomfortable dress. It was Friday and I was panicked bc I was attending a black tie wedding in Santa Barbara Saturday afternoon. Thank goodness for Whitney at RTR...she was super helpful with ordering replacement dresses and jewelry for me to be overnight shipped by 12noon to my hotel on a Saturday.
I wanted to order the DVF Sexy Back Dress in a 4R and 6R, however, they weren't available in those lengths, so I ordered the dresses in 4L and 6L along with some hem tape and wore my Yves Saint Laurent Tribute patent-leather Mary Jane pumps which are 6 inch heels with a platform (I am 5'6"). I typically wear either a 4 or 6, but since this dress is so beautifully draped, the 4 fit perfectly, aside from needing a 1 inch hem with the hem tape. If you are 5'6" or under, I definitely recommend getting the regular length, vs. the long (even if you're 5'7" and plan on wearing heels under 5 inches).
I paired the dress with the Dannijo Finley Golden earrings, a gold clutch, a gold Dior cuff bracelet, and my YSL pumps, and LOVED it! I received endless compliments all night on the dress, color, fit, etc... (particularly the back of the dress). There were some flowers growing on the wall of the villa at the wedding, so my friend picked a few off and put them in my bun...what a fabulous accent the flowers were to the color of the dress. The best part is that this dress is beyond comfortable!!!!
I highly recommend this dress for a wedding or formal...I'm still getting compliments from my pictures. Plus it looks expensive...I can't believe it retails for under $500. LOVE DVF and LOVE the RTR service...I will definitely be renting again ;-).