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Structured Skirt Dress
Rental $100 Retail $995
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This black and white Frank Tell is polished and poised in every way possible. Perfect for a formal event, rock this structured dress with opaque tights and some platform heels.
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Black and white wool and silk Mikado. Full flared skirt. Crew neckline. Hidden back zip. Hem hits 19" from natural waist. 31.5" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'9".
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This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - size up further for fuller bust sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted throughout natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

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Querismatic
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3523
Aug 16, 2010
Perfect for a fashion show
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I wore this to the big indie fashion designer showcase and with its structured shape and simple colorblocking, it was fabulous. SUPER tight in the bodice. I could hardly breathe.
Tish
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 5523
Feb 13, 2012
Having such a dynamic dress for a great price !
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am so glad I read all the reviews before I ordered this dress, and yes I still rented it anyway , it runs really small, but I Loved the look. Simple and Classic, but with a little twist. However it's an complete under statement to say the dress is tight in the torso area. OMG it was like a corset But I am a full C. I received nothing but compliments all night.
kristie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 3633
Nov 30, 2011
It was the beginning of my amazing experience on the path to becoming a wife to my wonderful husband.
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to my engagement party and LOVED it! Received lots of compliments and it was very comfortable with a perfect fit.
Lynne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3333
Nov 28, 2013
Very pretty dress, makes you look skinny!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Great dress. There was a little stain when I got it, but overall the dress was lovely.
STER
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 7434
Jan 29, 2013
not for a very busty gal....tight and constricting!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
but oh so cute for a small, less curvy lady!! :)
Sparks
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Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3443
Nov 15, 2012
Did not work at all :(
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
As was aptly described on the site, the top is extremely fitted, and even though I sized up my C-cup girls would NOT fit in this dress - it literally wouldn't even zip. I wasn't sure about the proportions of the color blocking and skirt flaring... It just didn't really flatter. I'm sure it would have been more appropriate on a very slender, petite, flat chested girl. Its also VERY short - exaggerated by how far out the skirt flares (the material is very stiff, so it doesn't fall against the body - it really does hold that bell shape.)
Kim
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4633
Nov 7, 2012
Awesome
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was great and it was in wonderful condition. I would recommend the dress.
Nadia
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
Canonical User Type: 1531
Aug 8, 2010
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
The fabric is structured and hi-quality. Very narrow in waist and a bit tight for fuller busts. Got tons of compliments, paired w/ chunky necklace.
Kerry
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4532
Nov 30, 2011
Structure & Flair
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to a party at our downtown art institute and it was the perfect setting for this type of statement dress. When it first arrived, the skirt was huge, like too big to seem stylish, so I steamed it out and it helped to lay a little better - but it came so big that I almost passed on wearing it. The top is super tight, but I have a small upper body, so it worked perfectly for me.
Abigail
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5533
Oct 5, 2011
Overall fit: Small
This is a gorgeous dress as exactly what I expected. The quality and fabric are superb. As all the other reviews state it is tight through the rib cage so you should def go a size up and if you are bigger up top maybe even 2 sizes as the dress has no give at all. But it is gorgeous!
Jen from OKC
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 1621
Oct 3, 2011
Overall fit: Small
After reading the reviews, I ordered one size up from my normal size and then also ordered the next size up as my back up. Unfortunately, neither size fit. The dress that was 2 sizes up from my normal size fit OK everywhere but the bust. I barely got the dress zipped and it was so tight I could not wear it. :-(
sarah g
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 1431
Sep 16, 2011
Overall fit: Small
It's very tight around the chest. I usually wear a 0 or 2, I wore a 4 and I could barely zip it. Also, the princess seams look weird, the fit is really strange. The shape squishes your boobs at the bottom. It's tightest right below the apex. It's adorable though and not too sexy.
shaindle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 2623
May 24, 2011
Overall fit: Small
loved this dress and after reading the reviews I knew it ran small. I normally wear a 2 and wanted to order the 4 but it wasn't available so I took a chance. I have a very small waist so it zipped fine....until it got to the bust. Would definitely order again in the 4, wore the back up dress I ordered
uesnyc
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1531
Nov 16, 2010
Overall fit: Small
This is a gorgeous dress. I'm 5'4 and typically wear a 0. However, this dress definitely runs small and I'm so happy I ordered the 2 because that fit perfectly. I wore it to a black tie event and felt so chic and comfortable all night. I paired it with black tights and the Juliette Bow Necklace by Lee Angel. This dress definitely looks better with lots of accessories. But it's beautifully constructed and I had so much fun wearing it! Order one size up for sure though.
Lezi
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1421
Nov 12, 2010
Overall fit: Small
This dress would be super cute on somebody who is a little bit taller. I'm 5'2", and the dress came just above my knees, which I didn't think looked right. Good thing I ordered a back-up dress! Also, since it's so tight & the zipper is so long, be prepared to have somebdoy help you zip up the back :)
Kim
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 1621
Oct 22, 2010
Overall fit: Small
I wore this dress to a 40th birthday gala. It was GORgeous. I agree with the other reviewers that it runs small. For those who are top heavy or have a little extra girth around the upper torso, this dress may not be for you. But if you have gorgeous gams, go for it, as this dress will really highlight your legs. The fabric is definitely top quality and the dress was in excellent condition when it arrived. There was a problem with my order in that one of the sizes I requested was not available. I must say that the folks at RTR, specifically Melissa, bent over backward to find a replacement. I appreciated the outstanding customer service. I would definitely rent again.
sk1841
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1431
Oct 20, 2010
Overall fit: Small
This dress is like wearing a piece of art. I wore it to a charity gala and it was a complete knockout. If you want to make a statement and stand out from the crowd this is for you! I was initially surprised at just how structured and flared the skirt was, but once you get used to it, you realize it only adds to the effect. I am usually a size 0 but I ordered a size 2 after reading the reviews Good thing I did, as it is narrow through the chest & waist. But the size 2 fit very comfortably and was not tight at all.
Nicole
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 2423
Sep 27, 2010
Overall fit: Small
This dress was gorgeous. I wore it to a wedding, and fielded compliments all evening. I've never worn anything like it, and it came in perfect condition. The fabric was extremely high quality, and I loved the touch of the weighted bottom hem. I have a very small ribcage (size 30 or 32 bra), so I was surprised when my usual size (0) was too small--I am very happy I ordered the next side up, as the bodice of the 0 did not fit me at all. I had a great experience with RTR on the whole, and people complimented me on my dress all night!
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