November 11, 2014
I had to wear a different dress to the event, as this one was far too big.
This dress runs SO big, hence the 3-star review. Although I couldn't wear it to my event, I'd give it 5 stars for how beautiful it is. In person, the fabric is textured and heavy in a really beautiful cream color. The shoulder and collar are both a smooth cream-colored fabric, which offset the textured parts and add to the structure of the look. I tend toward boxy dresses, and this dress in the correct size would look amazing on someone with an athletic build.
The measurements provided by RTR really didn't help. I wish they would provide actual measurements instead of just saying that a dress is "roomy in the hips." How roomy? What measurements? Hello? I'm 5'6" and wear size 27 jeans, and would not consider myself to be "xxs," so I ordered the 2 and 4. Bad move. If you are deciding between two sizes, definitely choose a size down, as the boxiness of this dress combined with the heavy fabric aren't flattering when you're swimming in them.