Elizabeth and James

Fade to Blush Sheath

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$365 retail

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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".)

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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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:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
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:
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: 33
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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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
April 9, 2015
This dress fit perfectly.
The quality was amazing. The fabric has a spandex quality so everything was smooth. I'm a 34DD and went bra-less. The dress fit like a glove! Perfect 1st RTR experience. Highly recommend this dress for a sexy date night or a wedding. The color is "blush" and paired perfectly with nude heels and an ivory statement necklace. I received compliments all night!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 26, 2015
Wedding Shower
This dress was perfect for my bridal event. It photographed white, as you tell from most of the reviews. It was really flattering, although it did run small. I usually wear 2 or 4; I wore a 6 in this dress but an 8 might have been a tiny bit more comfortable.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 21
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 27, 2015
Did not wear
Loved the dress but sadly it did not fit my large butt and hips. Definitely size up!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 4, 2015
Loved how it fit
Tons of compliments. Perfect fit. Loved it
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 28, 2015
Being able to wear a designer dress for less than $100 was amazing! I felt so chic and loved it!
Order one size up because this dress runs small. I'm normally a 2-4 and I wore the 6. I'm not very curvy, but the 4 was too tight in my thighs and butt. That being said, I LOVED this dress! The fabric felt amazing and I got numerous compliments on the fit and the color.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 140lbs
June 7, 2015
the color and cutouts made this dress !!
I really had such high hopes for this dress, but unfortunately didn't fall in love with it. the color and cutouts were amazing. (it's truly a soft blush color) but due to the length of this dress, it just didn't work with my height and figure. recommend for taller and thinner statues. shorter and curvy made it seem stocky.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
June 8, 2015
Gorgeous, cottony
I didn't wear this dress but wish I'd had two events this weekend so that I could have! It's a beautiful blush color and a stiff cottony material. The 10 fit me perfectly and I could have worn a regular strapless bra. It's a tiny bit narrowly cut across the front in the chest- my armpit fat peeked out more than I would have liked. The cutouts look gorgeous and are very flattering, and I loved the longer length.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 9, 2015
Felt beautiful in this dress
First RTR, ran very small. Had to wear spanx underneath to help it fit better and feel more comfortable. Didn't have to wear a bra because of the tightness, I'm a 34dd so it was very tight in that area but it was nice not to have to worry about straps showing or the uncomfortable feeling of a strapless bra. Loved how it hit right above the knee for this formal event and I overall loved the dress and how it looked on. Didn't want to send it back! Would definitely recommend this.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 15, 2015
The dress fit like a glove & it was a big hit of the night
I have a unusual body type for my age to say the least, being 17 with a very large bust & a small waist makes it difficult for me to find dresses but the dress really held me in well, i didn't find it necessary to wear a bra & it really brought out my curves. Because the color is very light, you might want to skip the pasta during dinner if you're messy like me. Great dress & great website!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
July 10, 2015
Fit like a glove
I wish I could have kept this dress. While it runs a bit small, the fit is amazing and it's incredibly flattering. Like other reviewers have mentioned, the color is very light. I wore it to officiate my brother's wedding, but they requested us to be dressed in very light shades. In person it's more of a cream color, and depending on the lighting, at times it looked like pink. Overall you can't go wrong with this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 31, 2015
Very tight!
Definitely size up on this one if you have curves. I typically wear a 2 in most dresses, but for this a 4 was way too tight. The 6 was sold out so I couldn't get it as a back-up size. You might also want to avoid if you have a butt/thighs. I could barely bend over or sit in this dress, I was worried it might bust at the seams! Also maybe reconsider if you don't have a perfectly flat stomach as this dress shows everything in that area.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 4, 2015
Perfect for a fancy, summer wedding. It was classy and elegant with just enough sexy!
I absolutely loved this dress! Unfortunately it came with a small tear, I let RTR know and they couldn't have been nicer about it. I wore a size 2 which is my normal size. I ordered the 4 as well based on other reviews, but I was swimming in it. I feel like it hit in all the right places. I ended up using the Braza stickers for my boobs, if you have a smaller chest you might not need anything, but they did the trick and worked perfectly for me! I would not recommend this dress to someone who is body conscious, as it is very tight and a very light color. But if you're comfortable with yourself and you've got it, flaunt it! One of the things I loved about this dress before I rented it was that it looked great on everyone who posted a picture for their review. Despite the tightness, I don't feel it was overly sexy, I think that overall it was a very elegant dress. Paired with nude heels and a gold necklace it was perfect! I would definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 18, 2015
Didn't get to wear it :(
I was SO EXCITED to get this dress, but unfortunately someone returned it in unusable form in the size I needed. I definitely needed the 8 and usually wear a 4. I squeezed into the 6 that I did receive, but it was way too tight and uncomfortable. RTR service handled the situation awesomely and sent me 2 additional dresses to try. Sadly I really wanted this one but didn't get the chance to wear it :(
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 23, 2015
Fit beautifully but I wish neck line was a bit lower.
Wore to a wedding, color might have been to light for such an event but standing next to the brides white dress the color looked much darker in comparison. Runs true to size and a good length.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
August 29, 2015
Nice quality fabric, fit in all the right places
Wore this to a gala event. The fit was great and the cut outs were fun and flattering. Would rent again.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 14, 2015
Gorgeous dress but not for girls with big thighs
I wish I would have gotten an 8. I usually wear a size 4. I was mildly uncomfortable in this dress. It was worn for NYE and would not be appropriate for a wedding.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 29, 2015
Classy yet sexy dress for my 30th birthday party!
This is a fantastic dress! It hugs your body but is not inappropriately sexy. I was nervous about the side cut-outs but they are discrete and I felt comfortable wearing this dress around my parents. I received so many compliments on this dress!!! I highly recommend this dress and this designer.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 6, 2015
Constant compliments the entire day! I felt beautiful and unique in this dress.
The dress is true to size and fit me like a glove. This being said, because it's so tight you either have to suck in your stomach or wear something under that will suck it in for you. If you're short like me the length is a little long but that worked for this event.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 11, 2015
This dress is amazing -- I wanted to keep it! Highly recommend.
This dress is super sexy without showing too much skin. The cutouts are just the right size and placement! I did end up wearing my normal dress size but it fits like a glove so I recommend ordering your normal size and the next size up as a back up. I wore it to a cocktail party and it was perfect -- I would love to own this dress. Can't wait to try more #ElizabethandJames dresses for upcoming events!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
July 5, 2015
I wore this for my wedding shower and received so many compliments!
The fabric was extremely nice and thick so it did not cling to any body part. The extra size I ordered was not sent to me, so luckily the 4 fit perfectly. Would definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
May 21, 2015
perfect for the wedding and fit like a glove. I felt great and it was comfortable to dance all night
Perfect soft pink color, hit me just above the knee, and I was able to wear a strapless bra and dance without yanking at it all night. Great for my petite frame.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 7, 2017
Was a bit snug and seemed to hug me in all the wrong areas
The shoulder area was very tight
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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:
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:
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
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
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:
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:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
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: 27
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: 30
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:
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: 32
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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