Fade to Blush Sheath

$128 to buy
$365 retail
Stylist Notes

Get flirty during cocktail hour and show just enough skin in this cutout Elizabeth & James sheath. Also available in bright pink and peach.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Blush pink ponte (54% Self, 38% Polyester, 8% Viscose%). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt with side cutouts. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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97 reviews
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
July 12, 2014
Amazing
Amazing dress. Classy, sophisticated, and sexy. The cut outs are perfect, not too much. Sad I had to return it. This was my first rtr experience, and it was great. Dress looked brand new and the whole process went seamlessly.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 23, 2014
Dress was flattering and the perfect combo of sexy but sophisticated :) I got lots of compliments!
The 4 fit snug but the next size up was a little baggy. I went with smaller size and I was a little hard to move but worked out ok as long as I put on my shoes before the dress.
BrielleAugust 6, 2014
Did you feel like this color was too light for a wedding?
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 29, 2014
Attention-grabber!
The cutouts on this dress are just perfect! And the blush pink color is gorgeous. I'm fair-skinned and was afraid it might wash me out, but it looked great. Unfortunately, I rented sizes 2 and 4 and was not able to receive the size 2 because of damage, and the 4 was too big. Luckily, RTR sent me a backup dress that worked out perfectly (the Christian Siriano Coral Sun Skies Sheath). I hope to rent this one again sometime in a size 2.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 2"
August 12, 2014
Nice fit but lighter in color than expected.
The dress runs small and tight but is made of thick fabric which helps. It was also very long because I'm short but overall it had a very sexy and classy look. Unfortunately, I was not able to wear the dress as it is lighter in color in person than it appears on the website. In person, it looks almost white in color rather than pink and that didn't work for a friend's bachelorette party.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 13, 2014
Such a pretty PALE pink color, but it boarders a cream.
Wanted to wear this dress to a wedding, but because the color was SO pale pink, I couldn't wear it. The color looks cream in many different lightings. Boyfriend and friends all told me I made the right call by wearing something else.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
August 17, 2014
Classy!
The dress fit beautifully. The fabric and the the length were great for a summer wedding.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 18, 2014
Beautiful dress! A perfect mix of sexy and elegant!
Loved the dress but definitely size up if you are curvy on the bottom as it is very tight!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 21, 2014
Perfect style, received tons of compliments!
I wore this for an awards night during my husband's work's reward trip in Cancun. It was perfect! Everyone said to size up, and I'm glad I did. I'm usually a 2/4 in dresses so I thought by ordering a 4 and a 6, this was going to come back and bite me. I could have worn the 4, but the 6 was much more comfortable. Even though the back is open, you can still wear a bra with it. But like many other reviews have said, you may not need to. The style of the dress was perfect for this event. It's very conservative from the front, but the back adds that "wow" factor. I got compliments all night. This was my first rental, but definitely not my last!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 26, 2014
Attended an outdoor, summer "cowboy chic" wedding; needed to accessorize with a cowboy hat / boots
I immediately fell in love with the color (blush, I've seen other colors on RTR) and "top" cut of the dress -- it definitely accentuates your shoulders / toned arms. The "side" cuts added a little extra sass. The fabric was super comfortable / movable -- especially for an outdoor / summer wedding. Works well for us pear shaped ladies -- as its flattering to your lower half. I ordered the 6 (usual) and 8 (one size up). I ended up wearing the 8 -- as the 6 was too tight around my hips! I also rented jewelry to complete the look!
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
August 26, 2014
Didn't wear it because color looked more white than blush in certain lights.
Loved the color and placement of cut outs... Was a little big on top(needed a smaller size) the cons are it looks white/cream dress in certain lights... So couldn't wear it to the wedding I was going to.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 27, 2014
Bridesmaid dress
Loved this dress!! It definitely runs small. I am typically a size 8, and wore a 10 comfortably. Was panicked about fit at the last minute, and ordered an 8 from a different website to have on hand just in case the 10 was too big (RTR did not have an 8 to send me). Both the 8 and 10 fit, and I could barely tell a difference in size. In the end, the 10 was just a little more flattering around the armpit area :) Was perfect for the wedding and danced without issue all night! The dress has a slight stretch that made moving around easy. Didn't wear any type of bra, which worked out just fine.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 1, 2014
The compliments
Perfect dress for wedding
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 4, 2014
very snug on body and tight. sexy but yet tasteful.
it was true to size and a bit smaller then a 4 usually is. if you are in between sizes make sure to order a size up. it is tight and snug. It was a sexy dress but a tasteful sexy. Even with the cut outs it was still appropriate.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 21, 2014
In LOVE with this dress.
Wore this for an upscale dinner date with my husband and friends. I typically wear a 0, but only the 2 was available which fit perfectly. Everyone complimented the dress, it looks expensive and really classy. One of my guy friends said it was a "power dress" lol. It is definitely chic enough to rent again for a wedding or more formal event. My husband was looking wear to buy it online when I had to send it back. Rent this one, it's awesome.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
November 14, 2014
Having the perfect dress!
Amazing dress - fit snug but looks great on! Highly recommend!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 21, 2014
perfect dress
wore this to my junior homecoming and the dress fit so well! it accentuated curls I didn't even know I had. fit only slightly (yet still comfortable) right around the bust and very well all around. the color is a little more cream than pink but it was still perfect. the cut outs added spunk to a simple dress and really gave an hourglass shape for someone not so hour glass. favorite rental so far
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 23, 2014
My boyfriend couldn't keep his eyes off me
The material is stretchy but the cut runs small and the dress is fitted. It is a very light blush colored pink so you need nude undergarmets. I take pride in my fit body and love my rear end, so this dress was perfect for showing it off. It is long enough to be classy, but the cut outs and the body hugging fit make it sexy.
JillOctober 17, 2014
Hi Alicia OMG, you look AMAZING that BF is one lucky guy. So I am about the same size and build as you,but you seem to be a little more busty than I am. I also take pride in my fit body and I have a great rear end too lol. I am thinking this dress for my 40th b-day bash, I want something my boyfriend wont be able to take his eyes off of of me ( and his hands lol) I love the cut outs so cute, do you think its appropriate for a birthday party, my family including my son, and some close friends will be there. It also its obvi very form fitting, were you able to wear panties with this? A thong? or will anything leave VPL I really hate panty lines!!! You look amazing thanks so much.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 23, 2014
Amazing. 5 stars!!
PERFECT. I can't say enough about this dress -- it was way better than I expected and i received compliments all night. Would buy this in a heartbeat ... i didn't want to send it back!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
September 25, 2014
The color is flawless and the dress is the perfect combo of sexy & classy
Fabric was lightweight, but I wouldn't call it then. It was perfect.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 2, 2014
Too small for comfort. Order up, up, and up.
I wear a size 4, sometimes a size 6. I ordered this dress in a 6 and an 8 due to other reviews saying that it runs small. Niether the 6 nor the 8 fit me. I ended up having to go out and buy a dress the night before the wedding. I've always had great experiences with Rent The Runway, but this not one of them. Not their fault by any means; just very frusterating.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 8, 2014
Perfection!
This was not my first choice dress I received it because the dress I wanted to wear was to damaged to be rented out. However, I loved this dress. I was flawless and I loved it! Things you should know about it. This is my second Elizabeth and James dress and they do run extremely small compared to other RTR brands so size up! I wore and 8 and I almost always wear a 4 or 6. This dress fit me perfectly. It showed off my curves and still looked classy. The cutouts are trendy but can be worn with nude underwear and a strapless bra. This dress is perfection! The only thing I would be aware of is that it is a very very pale pink almost cream so if its a super traditional wedding I would avoid it! I cannot say enough good things about this dress. I love Elizabeth and James!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 9, 2014
Beautiful form fitting dress!
The dress is the perfect balance of sexy and elegant. It runs small- I usually wear a size 4, but this time even the 6 was a little tight. But, if you want a form fitting dress then this is a great option! I received so many compliments on the dress and felt amazing all night. The color was the perfect light pink/blush.
JillNovember 12, 2014
you look amazing! I am thinking about this dress for a dinner with my husbands business partners and their wives. Its Important that I look hott! I am about the same size as you, except your much bustier. It does look very form fitting do you recommend going up a size? Also is VPL an issues at all, does this dress require a thong? Also I am a small chested you obviously arent lol would this dress flatter the figure of a small chested gal in your opinion? Thanks so much
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
October 11, 2014
Not for an hourglass figure- didn't end up wearing it.
Looking at photos, everyone looked great in this dress, so I really thought it would work for me, too. I love the make color and I do like the style- but it just didn't look good on me. I'm usually a 2, sometime 4 in most dresses, but even the 6 was tight on my hips and thighs; and the cut outs in the middle and back were gaping and loose on me- needless to say I didn't wear it!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 17, 2014
Perfect Cocktail Dress!
High quality and very flattering. I loved this dress and would definitely rent again!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 5, 2014
Sexy and elegant! Loved this dress!
The cut outs on the dress are really flattering and I loved how the dress is form fitting. Got so many compliments on the dress!! Perfect combination between hip, modern, and elegant. Color is gorgeous! Length was perfect! Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 10, 2014
looked great!! Looked white though not pink
Fitted amazing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
November 30, 2014
Loved this dress!!
It fits very similar to what is on the model... even though she is probably a size 00 and 5 foot 11. I am ALWAYS a 0 or 2 dress depending on the designer/style. ALL dresses in this brand are snug! I wore the 2 and it was still snug. It does give a little room by the end of the evening will hold the form fitting effect. Simply it will not look stretched out. Beautiful dress. I have a thin frame but am not very toned. This dress made me feel like I had a rock hard body. I would love to buy this dress. If you are an in-between size definitely get the larger size and possibly a back up even larger. Again- I am a 0 or a 2. Next time I will order a 2 and a 4 as my back up. So many compliments you won't want to send it back. Also, you can wear a strapless or racer back bra and you won't have to worry. I wish I had a photo =(
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 1, 2015
Made me love my curves!
I rented this dress for a New Years house party and was really looking forward to dressing up for the occasion. I was 2 months postpartum and loved the way the dress hugged all my curves and made me feel voluptuous in the best sense. I felt that the dress ran a bit on the small side and was especially snug just above the side cutouts. The fabric was very thick and held everything in place nicely. Spanx would have worked some wonders but, alas, time had run out and I was never able to make the purchase. Either way, this dress made me feel absolutely beautiful and thought it was the perfect way to ring in the new year.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 8, 2015
Great fabric, color, and very flattering fit! Size up!
In most stores, I wear a size 6 dress and I had to wear a 10! The 8 fit, as well, but I felt the 10 was more flattering. The fabric is super high quality and because it's so thick, it's slimming. I have a short torso and medium hips (not too curvy but definitely not straight up and down), so the cutouts weren't hitting at a super flattering place for me in the back with the size 10 (better in the 8, because I'm a little short), but I wore it anyway because I paired the dress with a cardigan so it covered up the back. This is a really versatile piece that could go from day to night. Seems like it would fit a variety of body types, as well.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
January 11, 2015
Gorgeous Dress, ..
i never wore this dress, but it fit perfect, i came down with flu and returned it, unworn. I would rent it again for another event.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Body type: Pear
February 6, 2015
Flirty and classy dress
This dress was a huge hit at my NYE party! I usually wear a 4, but the 4 was too snug around my thighs. The 6 fit my lower half perfectly but was a little loose on top. For reference: I have a bigger booty and a 34A chest. This dress was flirty and classy- perfect for a party.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 17, 2015
I received a ton of compliments!
I found this dress true to size but it fit like a glove (which is what I wanted). The material is thicker so it holds you in but it wasn't hot, I was able to wear it in Mexico with no issues. Since the dress is so tight I decided not to wear a bra with it, I hate going braless but this dress really held me in. I wore it to a company awards ceremony dinner and received a ton of compliments. I would definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
February 19, 2015
Sexy & Modern
I loved how this dress hugs your body but still holds form. I wish the size 2 was available because the 0 was a bit snug and was cutting into my armholes, however I normally wear a size 2. The length was perfect the cut is sexy and feminine with an edge. I would definitely rent this one again!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 9, 2015
Comfortable and Fabolous
The fit of this dress was prefect!! It hugged my body in the right places. I thought I'd feel uncomfortable since it had cut outs but it wasn't too much. The knee length made up for it. Loved the color. Although it isn't the shade that appears on the photo it definitely is a soft pink, almost white. I loved that it didn't have that zipper that all the RTR dress have. Wish I owned the dress.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 138lbs
March 11, 2015
I got lots of compliments on the dress at the party and social media i felt very special.
Fit perfectly runs small so i took a sized up usual size is 6 wore an 8 was perfect,
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
March 25, 2015
Wore this for my bachelorette party - felt sexy, yet classy. Exactly what I wanted.
I wore this to my bachelorette party. I felt like the dress fit me just right. It was fitted, yet not too sung. I wore my strapless bra but didn't feel like I had to pull it up all night because the dress held it in place. The dress hits just above the knee (I am 5'4"). The not too short length, complimented the sexy cutouts perfectly. I felt so good in this dress, definitely will rent Elizabeth and James again, if not buy. Loved the dress and highly recommend.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
March 26, 2015
Hugs your curves!
(Don't mind the unmade bed) A lot of people said this dress runs small. I found that the size I normally wear fit perfectly. Loved that it hugged every curve but if you prefer it to be a bit looser, I would go a size up. I wore this just for a low key night in Vegas but I'm sure you could also wear it to a formal affair as this dress is sophisticated yet sexy. The material is stretchy and comfortable. I would definitely rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 27, 2015
This dress was perfect for my 25th birthday celebration! So many great comments, LOVE it!
Love the length and overall fit- a little tight in the butt area though. I paired it with larger earrings and a nude shoe. Perfect for a fun night out!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 155lbs
March 30, 2015
I felt so sexy!!!
I rented this dress for my 27th birthday. This is an extremely form fitting dress!!! I wish it would have came in a size 12 because the extra give would have been nice. The darker pink dress is offered in a 12. Hit right above the knee. The material is a little thicker. I wore a strapless bra and spanx.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
March 31, 2015
Perfect Florida Derby outfit!
After reading the reviews I knew I was going to be the size 4... So I didn't choose an alternate size. It fit PERFECT! The material is pretty thick and gave me a smooth fit, so I didn't need any spanx. I wore it to the Florida Derby which is a day time horse race. It was a classy dress and the length was perfect for the occasion. Loved!
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