February 9, 2014
Very worn out
This dress arrived with the top looking all stretched out and unwearable. I called Rent the Runway twice about getting the dress possibly replaced, but I was on hold for 20 min each time and finally gave up. I ended up being forced to wear the dress because I didn't have anything else appropriate and I couldn't get through to customer service. There was a lot of fashion tape involved to make the top look less stretched out than it was (you can barely tell in the photo, but if you look closely, you'll see the sides of the dress are baggy and not clinging to the body). I wore the tightest and most full-coverage Spanx on the market, and I still felt like i looked a little thick in the tummy because, well, that's how Herve Leger dresses are (they leave little to the imagination--so, if you think you have *any* problem areas, don't think this "hides" anything). I felt uncomfortable for most of the night because I felt like my fashion tape was going to bust at any moment. But despite how uncomfortable I was, nobody seemed to notice because they were all staring at my chest (yes, that's another thing about Herve dresses). So, in the end, I got some good photos out of it. I only want to say that I feel like these dresses wear out a lot sooner than other dresses do, so RTR should consider retiring them after they are worn a certain number of times because it's very disappointing to receive a dress that looks so extremely used.