May 12, 2013
I love the front of this dress and the color, but that was about it
I opted to pay extra for a second style. RTR called three days before my event to tell me that one of the styles I ordered was returned from the previous renter in unwearable condition. The customer service rep, Hannah, was kind and efficient and she let me know I could choose any other style in it's place. I chose this one. In the end, I did not choose to wear this dress to my event.
I ordered a small and a medium. The color is true to the website and it's stunning. I also love the funky draping and straps on the front of this dress. It felt both elegant and fun.
But this dress was definitely not for me. Both the small and the medium were somewhat tight in the elastic around the chest which resulted in a pinched look (you can kind of see this in the straight on photo). I'm not large chested, so I would definitely not recommend this for someone who is. The draping in the front of the dress would definitely disguise a tummy. I don't have to worry about that too much (yet), and so I felt it made my body look a little larger than it is. Also, the dresses were very long and the material was clingy around my legs. I am 5'5" and had on 5" heels. Walking in both the small and the medium, I felt like the fabric was not flowing out in front of me when I took a step and I felt like I was going to get tangled and slip. Last, my gramma has always said that you should look just as good going as you do coming. The back of this dress didn't wow me. A friend of mine with a slimmer waist tried on the small and felt that it accentuated her hips in an unflattering way.
The zipper on this dress is extremely tight. I was so paranoid about ripping it, that I just slid in and out of the dress with it zipped.
Overall the color and draping on this dress are beautiful, but there were some style points that I felt didn't make it right for me.