Halston Heritage

Ursula Gown

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$725 retail

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Stylist Notes

The full skirt on this Halston Heritage gown adds drama to the otherwise simple shape.

Also available in pink.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Also available in green and pink.

Product Details

Black Silk Faille (81% Cotton, 19% Silk). Sleeveless. Scoop neckline. Trumpet skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in USA.

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112 reviews
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Large
(8)
True to Size
(57)
Small
(18)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
November 1, 2014
hourglass heaven

The fit of this dress is amazing. The dress accentuates your waistline and highlights your shape beautifully. It is truly a couture gown! I wish that I could have kept it! It would be that one amazing, black dress that you have for any last minute black tie events. Thanks again RTR!!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 2, 2014
Beautiful for formal events.

This dress fit very true to size. It's fitted from the top through the hips but comfortable. Very classy and elegant.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 3, 2014
This dress was stunning. Hugs your body in all the right places.

This was a replacement dress as the wrong dress was shipped, but I couldn't have been happier with the dress. I wore it to a black tie masquerade and it truly accented all curves perfectly and was absolutely stunning.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
November 13, 2014
The entire process was flawless.

The fit is very true to size. I am 5'3" 120ish lbs and I wore the size 2R. I am normally a 2 or 4. The 4R was too big in the hip area for me. The material has zero give but it is very flattering. The only thing that I caution against would be if you have an extra large bust. I am a C cup and I barely made the cut in that area. Overall I had a an A+ experience and I will definitely be using RTR again in the future!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
December 13, 2014
Very flattering.

Really liked the fit and the thick fabric. It was very flattering but does seem to run small.

Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
December 15, 2014
Army Ball

I had a very pleasant experience with this. I loved the dress and it looked just like the pictures. My only annoyance was that the fit wasn't really described in the link to the dress and I would say it is worth mentioning that it is very fitted through the bodice. I usually wear a 6-8 and I ended up picking the 8 which worked out fine but I kind of think I would have been more comfortable in the 10. I would definitely suggest sizing up. I wore the long and had on 3.5 in heels and it worked nicely.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
December 15, 2014
The fit and classic styling.

This dress fit like a glove on my 5'2" 109lb frame. With 4" heels it perfectly skimmed the ground. It was nice to be classic in a sea of tacky glitter gowns . The event was a black tie wedding in Palm Beach and I felt appropriately dressed for the occasion. I'm a very straight framed person and this gown gave me curves ! Everyone complemented the dress for how well it fit. It was a thicker fabric good for a chilly December wedding. #blacktie #classic #hourglass #petite

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 17, 2014
DANGER - Curves Ahead

I wore this to a company Christmas Party. The silhouette of this gown is incredible, designed by someone who appreciates the female figure to be sure. The only reason I didn't give five stars is because on my 5'7" frame this dress barely hit the floor, but I wasn't complaining in my fancy flats. Also, a note to my busty ladies - this was a little difficult to zip up around the chest area. Definitely go up a size! INCREDIBLY FLATTERING. (photos taken at the end of the night)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 6, 2015
Amazing dress!

I wore this dress to a ball and I absolutely loved it. I had previously worn this exact dress in pink to another ball so I knew it would be perfect, and I was right. Extremely comfortable. Extremely flattering. I was complimented all night and for days after. Perfect dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
January 14, 2015
Unfortunate Fit

Sorry no pics were snapped of this but I ultimately chose not to wear it. I am usually a 6-8 and rented an 8L and a 10R. The 10R was WAY too short (ankle length on my 5'7 height) and too big in the shoulders (the straps were falling off), the 8L was OKAY length-wise (hit just above the floor) but I had trouble zipping up the back. The dress is extremely fitted in the chest and hips/butt and flares out mid-thigh. If you are hourglass-y like me this fit will be tricky for you. Such a shame because the fabric and cut are truly beautiful on this gown!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
January 20, 2015
Kinda bummed that this dress didn't fit properly, so I didn't end up actually wearing it.

I'm almost always an 8 in dresses & pants, and a previous experience with RTR made me choose 8L and 10R just to be safe. I'm only 5'5 but for some reason every dress I've tried on from RTR was just an inch or two too short. The 8L for this dress was pretty tight. I could get into it but it was very, very difficult to zip when it came to the boobs. It was so tight in the back that it pinched my skin together in a weird way (the back is cut kind of lowish). The long was about half an inch off the floor as well. I tried the 10R, which fit better, but was way too short. The cut on the back was just not flattering for me and still pinched my skin together. Very disappointed that I couldn't wear it because it looked great from certain angles (specifically did great things to my wide hips and big boobs) - but overall ran too small, wasn't flattering for my back, and was too short even in the long.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
February 4, 2015
Pretty dress, but too short and tough to find a perfect fit.

I ordered the 4R and was disappointed that it was a little baggy in the torso and way too short. I was worried this dress would be too tight around my hips which are usually a size 6 in pants, but it slid right on and ended up looking a little frumpy because it wasn't fitted enough in the rest of the torso. The regular length was too short even with my lowest 2 inch heels. If you're over 5'3" and want to wear heels I'd say go with the long.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
March 16, 2015
Beautiful dress.

Actually gave me curves!!!! I would have ordered the long - 5'4" and it was above my shoes! Other than that great experience and amazing dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 16, 2015
This dress was gorgeous and the length fit very well (5'7").

However, other reviews are correct that the material is not stretchy and at times I found it restricting in the ribs. If there was a little give to the material, it would have been much more comfortable. However, I did feel very elegant and was able to move and dance without worrying about the straps or anything shifting.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
April 1, 2015
Customer service is amazing!!!

A beautiful dress! I would recommend wearing jewelry to spruce it up a bit! :-)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 8, 2015
The material is a bit heavy

I didn't end up wearing this dress and to be honest, I didn't even try it on. The material was kind of paper-bag like and heavy. Also, it wasn't true black, more of a charcoal color. I'm sure this has been worn many times and dry cleaned, but I couldn't imagine wearing this out to function, it just doesn't look flattering whatsoever.

Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 9, 2015
Obsessed. Fit perfectly.

I'm close to 5'10" and don't wear heels less than 3 1/2", so I'm always nervous about length of formal dresses, but this was perfect! Wore to a masquerade ball, was great for dancing and twirling. It is a heavier fabric -- I actually thought RTR mistakenly sent a beaded dress when I received it -- but I wore it in the winter so I was thankful for a little extra weight.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
December 5, 2014
Perfect fit! Super flattering too.

Can be tight around the bust area.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 15, 2015
Didn't work out

Unfortunately what I ordered didn't work out (RTR overnighted me a second option that I liked better!). I rented the 4R and the 6L because I'm middle of the line. The 4R was stretched out in the bodice and top, so the 6L actually fit me better. The 4R was short - with flats, it showed a bit of my shoes. The 6L was long, even with my tallest platform heels on. I'd recommend ordering the long and using hem tape to adjust for your height. This dress is classic but on the plain side - I'd recommend jazzing it up with a cool necklace or clutch.

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 28, 2015
The dress made me feel like a princess and fit like a glove! Hugged my curves perfectly.

The dress was beautifully shaped and very flattering. I'm short (5'1") so it was a little long, but I made up for it with high heels. The only issue was that the straps were a bit loose because I have smaller shoulders, but it was such a tiny issue that it didn't matter. I thought I might need spanx with this dress but I didn't because it was structured and smoothed out all the bumps I'm self conscious about. Overall, I was very pleased with the dress and the service.

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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 13, 2015
FABULOUS Gown - Lots of compliments!

Beautiful dress! The wedding I went to was in November - Black Tie Formal - and it was perfect. It's a little heavier weight, which was great for the colder months in the midwest and it was absolutely stunning in person, as far as volume and stitching.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 18, 2015
Not the right fit for me.

This is a mermaid style dress. The curves just didn't hit the right place for me. I'm long waisted and hippy so that didn't help. I think of the right figure this would be beautiful but that wasn't me.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
May 27, 2015
Family

I would say that this dress runs slightly smaller than normal size 4s, but not a lot. The other reviews are true, it's not for you if you have really big bust and pretty tights around the waist. I'm a C and they are probably at the very tail end of what would fit into this dress. The dress itself is really great though. Heavier fabric, holds the shape and pretty slimming. Just probably not the most comfortable. but the benefits outweigh the cost for sure. Worth a try!

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 3, 2015
OMG THIS DRESS. I LOVE IT. AMAZING. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING.

HOWEVER - it is HEAVY. It's definitely up there with the heaviest things I've ever worn. And it's REALLY long - even with 3-inch pumps on, it still dragged several inches onto the ground so I had to carry the skirt around when I walked most places (stairs were really hard! - I was still able to drive in it though, which is astonishing!). I ordered a 6 as a backup size just in case and I didn't even need to open that one - the 4 is *almost* perfect, except for the length. Be advised that you need a really specific kind of bra with this gown, because the back is pretty low. It was also a bit hard to zip but I got around that by closing the dress in front and then turning it around and putting my arms through, the way I put on my bras - but if you have a wider torso, this might not be an option for you. Also, the material isn't what it looks like in the picture - the photos make it look like a shiny, sort of silky dress - the inside lining is, and it actually found the lining to be prettier than the outside. The actual material is thick and not quite completely black, more like a charcoal, and the double stitching around all the seams is visible. All in all, I still give it 4 stars. I'd give it 4.5 if i could, because except for the length (there should be a petite size for this, PLEEEASE) it was just glorious. I wore it to a black tie gala at work, and it was exactly what I was hoping it would be. Would absolutely use RTR again and would hands down rent this dress again - I felt sexy and glamorous and it was FUN and I didn't want to send it back!

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
June 5, 2015
Everything.

Pro, the dress was absolutely stunning and felt elegant. Con, it was a bit big in the waist which gave me a p;goofy tummy look (which I do not have). I would have preferred a 0R considering how small my frame is however the 2R fit well considering and wasn't noticeably too large. With high (high) heels it was almost the perfect length which is also very difficult for me to find most of the time.

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 29, 2015
Beautiful dress. Tons of compliments

I ordered two other dresses that were both too small so I called for a replacement to be shipped overnight and I chose this dress. Fingers crossed, it showed up 2 hours before my black tie event. It was absolutely perfect!. Great length, not too long with 3 inch heels. Fit like a glove. I ordered two sizes up based on the other Halston that did not fit. So if you are an athletic build with a broad back, I would order 2 sizes up. I'm usually a size 8 btw.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 20, 2015
made to twirl.

I tried this on in a 2 in store and it was really, really long. I must have tried a 2L on, because when my 2R arrived, the length was perfect with a 1-inch wedge. I didn't have to wear a bra with it because the top was tight enough for a 32DDD (but not too tight). Overall, I think the dress runs a little large. BUT, it was very comfortable, perfectly heavy and a blast to dance and twirl in. Expect compliments!

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 42
September 21, 2015
this dress is straight up AMAZING.

So much more flattering and comfortable than I thought it would be, and an absolute BLAST to dance in. it;s not shiny, which makes it less fussy - I never wanted to take it off. perfection.

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
September 27, 2015
Fit Like a Glove

I'm 5'4 and 120 pounds. I normally wear a 2 so I'm glad I went with my true size. I loved the snug, fitted feel of the dress, I didn't even have to wear a bra with it. I thought it was a classic piece to wear to the a black tie Gala I attended for a work event in Chicago. My favorite part of the gown was the skirt, I didn't want to stop twirling around in it all night. Overall, the dress was a hit!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 28, 2015
I loved this dress. It made me feel so elegant. I wore it for the opera.

I wear an 8 in most dresses on rent the runway but this one I could've worn a 6 in order to get the bodice area to fit snugly like it should. It's fairly long as well so you'll need a good set of heels.

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
September 29, 2015
I didn't want to send it back!

The dress is defiantly one of a kind gown. I loved how I looked in it and I received many compliments throughout the night. There where a few things I did not like. The top around the chest and ribs was very tight, I am a 34 D and it was a very tight fit, meaning I could not take a deep breath in. Around the stomach it was pretty big compared to the chest, which was a little strange. The dress is not silky, which I loved! It is a smooth finish but very elegant in its own way. Last I am 5'9 and I had to wear flats for my date but if I planned to wear heels it would have been way to short. But all in all it was an amazing night and the dress made the difference.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 7, 2015
Super glam and comfy

The regular size is a tad bit short. Would order the long length version next time.

Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
October 8, 2015
I was very happy wearing this dress, it was classy and formal that is exactly what I was looking for

to be honest I think this dress looks like it already has been worn a million times, meaning that the color doesn't look bright black, that was for size 0P, I ordered 2R just in case and the color looked completely different, the fabric looked newer, darker, smoother, I didn't wear that one because it was too big for me, they also had some sort of deodorant smell.. I try to hang them outside to get rid of the funny smell. Overall I was happy wearing it, I received a lot of compliments, but I felt insecure at first for the smell and the color of the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 9, 2015
Contemporary fabric on a classic silhouette-- makes you feel like a million bucks!

This dress fit perfectly! I wouldn't have noticed it off the photo on the website, but once I tried it on, I felt both hip and classic. It fit like a glove! The material is quite heavy, nearly like canvas, but it had a very contemporary feel-- a modern fabric on a classic silhouette. It's a bit heavy, but would always work perfect for a fall or winter event. It was the perfect length in 4 inch heels. I also had the best customer service: I originally rented two dresses and had them shipped to my house, but neither of them worked. Thankfully, the wedding I was attending was in Manhattan, so as soon as I got to NY, I was able to go to the Flatiron store! I didn't need an appointment and I was able to browse the lobby. I found a replacement dress that would work ok, but the woman who was helping me found this dream dress in the back. The exchange was free, and I was able to drop all the dresses off in the shop!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
October 10, 2015
Unfortunately i couldn't wear it!

I usually wear a 4 so i rented to 4 and 2 based on reviews but unfortunately i wasn't able to wear it because it was too tight in the torso. Very pretty dress though.

Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 10, 2015
Stunning!!!

Tight in the chest so I had to size up. Fit beautifully and I got so many compliments. Loved it.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
October 11, 2015
SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON THIS DRESS. A KNOCKOUT.

This dress fit my hourglass figure perfectly. It is made for someone with a small middle for sure - it zips up the back and fits a bit corset-like around the bodice and top. The material has no stretch, so I would go one size up if you're not sure; however I ended up needing the smaller size because the 8R was too loose on my hips (there is space for hips and butt in this dress, just not a lot of tummy). Again, no stretch to the fabric so there is no "squeezing in" to the smaller size. The fabric is heavy but the dress fit very securely so there was no picking it up or pulling it, it stayed put. The material has a bit of a sheen. It twirls. I need to try to buy it. Obsessed.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 12, 2015
Loved this dress. So comfortable and flattering

Was able to wear comfy black wedges and no one knew. Would definitely wear again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 13, 2015
Pretty much perfect!

The dress was amazing and flattering. I am a 34D and didn't need a bra because the top was so fitted. It was also super fitted through the rib cage, almost to much, so be prepared. The dress is also heavy but it didn't look like it and didn't feel that heavy on. It really was great and I would highly recommend it for a formal. Just make sure you get some jewelry to bling it up a bit!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
October 13, 2015
Classy black gown.

This dress is a very thick material. Very classy and elegant, but also very boring if you don't dress it up with accessories. Because of a mess up at RTR I didn't receive my dress in time to try on before my event - so thank goodness it fit! I did receive a number of compliments on this dress, but again without my accessories it would have been very plain and boring. Overall, you can't go wrong with a black dress. I felt it ran very true to size although when comparing to sizes from LOFT and Banana Republic it ran smaller. I wear a 0/2 at those stores and the 4 fit like a glove but wouldn't have wanted a smaller size. Also, I got the R length and it was good with 2 1/2 inch heels but I might have been able to wear the L length and higher heels as well. I give the dress 3 stars due to it being a good solid dress, but again nothing super special. If rating my whole overall experience with RTR - this first one was something I hope isn't repeated. But one of the stylists has been trying to make things right and communicating with me so I do appreciate that.

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