Apr 7, 2014
Beautiful dress that made a statement, but just not on me :(
Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
While this dress was absolutely gorgeous, it simply did not fit my frame well, thus was unflattering. Ordered a 10R and a 12R of the Badgley Mischka "Make Love Not War"purple dress for my brother's wedding in Miami. As the 12R was not available, RTR kindly send a 10R AND a 12R of this ISSA gown at no additional charge. The 10R "Badgley Mischka sadly did not fit, but the ISSA was so much prettier in person. The fabric is so light, yet really makes a statement when in the light with it's gold and silver threading (so either gold or silver accent pieces will work). However, keeping the light and modesty in mind, be sure to wear a long, preferably flowing black slip for underneath as you can see right through. You can even wear your Spanx or whatever under that. No bra is necessary, at least not for me at a 38B, but it is backless and very low down the back at that. And when choosing a length, with my 3" heels I was at 5'11". With the REGULAR length you could see a bit of my shoes, still, I am glad that I didn't order the LONG. As far as the fit....while I am tall at 5'8", I think this dress is meant for thinner frames. The 10R fit with room to spare, but I just did not look good in it. The midsection is meant to be wrapped around your waist, but the minute you sit down that beautiful criss-cross scarf design will move up and be half it's width before you know it. I don't know why, but I looked just plain heavy in it. I am currently 160lb at 5'8" and fit into the 10R. I don't know what happened or what I was expecting to look like, LOL. The dress is beautiful and the customer service was amazing. I highly recommend RTR.