Jet Black Dress

$128 to buy
$428 retail
Stylist Notes

An elegantly sculpted bodice, scoop back and intricate texture make this LBD by Jill Jill Stuart a beautiful pick for a cocktail event. Add brightness with Slate & Willow's Lavande Cluster Drops and finish off with classic heels.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Black jacquard (55% Cotton 36% Polyester 8% Polyamide). Sleeveless. Sweetheart neckline. Full skirt with pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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127 reviews
Fit
Large
(23)
True to Size
(67)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 1, 2014
Classic black dress, still fun and romantic
This dress is beautifully made. The fabric is a nice weight Jacquard. It is a poly blend and doesn't wrinkle. It is great for pear shaped girls like myself because of the fit and flare. It has pockets which was a big plus. I was able to wear a regular bra but I think a petite girl might have the bra peeking out at the back. However, the fabric is so sturdy that you could get away with no bra if that's an option for you. The cut of the skirt is unique and gives volume without looking too vintage. I say runs large but with dress sizes today who can say. I have worn sixes and zeros.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 22, 2014
Not a good fit
I ordered this to wear in my engagement photos and was really excited to receive it! I ordered a 2 and a 0. I am usually a size 2-4, but knew I'd have some room in the hips. The flair was too much for me. I guess I am long-waisted, so the flair started at a really unflattering part of my body. I also found that even the 0 was a little too large in the waist. Overall, both sizes were just way too long and full on bottom half for my figure. The material was really nice and very pretty. I think this dress would look great on someone with slimmer hips and longer legs.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139lbs
November 1, 2014
Fabulous dress. Wrinkle free. Has pockets.
The dress was the perfect black dress. My only complaint is the armholes cut a bit high, so it would rub against the arm pits and the straps were a bit long because I don't have a big chest. I had to wear my extra padded strapless bra to make it work in order for the straps not to fall. It would be great for a woman who has a bigger chest to fill out the top area. The dress hits below the knee for me and I'm 5'4". The size was true to size and very comfortable. I definitely recommend this dress if you love the classic, minimalist look. It's perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
November 6, 2014
Great dress!
I loved the dress! I did end up not wearing a bra with it because it showed too much cleavage for me but without the bra it was less noticeable. I loved the fullness of the skirt and the pockets. I would definitely rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
November 10, 2014
Classic and effortless
Get noticed in this classic LBD. I received so many compliments. I'm pear shape and the neckline and aline help balance out my body. I paired some big earrings and fabulous shoes. I felt like a million bucks!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
November 13, 2014
The dress made me feel like Grace Kelly!
Really beautiful material and fit. What made it even better was that RtR has the most amazing customer service. I received my two dress sizes and they were both too big. I was flying out the next day, so they made sure to find a smaller size and have it delivered to me before I left. Thank you RtR!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 13, 2014
Classic and beautiful!
The dress was just gorgeous! The material was thick and the flower imprints were beautiful. I wish I got the dress sooner to have time to get a bra that would be a better fit. The straps were a bit lose and I felt that I had to adjust the dress a few times (bra straps were showing). It was a little bit more low cut than I expected but overall I was very pleased with this dress. I got lots of compliments on it too!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2014
Beautiful and classic. Perfect for a wedding
The fit with this dress is pretty true to size. I was able to wear a regular bra with it which is a huge plus seeing as I am a 36DD. The fit in the bust was a bit snug but nothing too uncomfortable. The length hit just above the knee which was perfect for a formal wedding. I got a ton of compliments and I felt beautiful in this dress. Sad to send back, definitely will rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 17, 2014
Very cute, classy!
Wore this to the opera-- needed a pretty major push up bra to fill it out, so if you're smaller-chested, I'd recommend strategic shapewear. The pockets were great, my date loved it and I got lots of compliments! I'd have actually sized down to a 00 for this one, probably, but it all worked out.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 19, 2014
The dress was beautiful and classic!
I loved the material as it was quite chilly out (35F and rainy). Loved the way the skirt flowed out and hit right at or below my knee making it more conservative even with the low neck. Speaking of the neck, WOW, looked great but I was worried all night that would fall out of it. My torso is short so the straps did not offer the support I had wished and I felt shruggy all evening trying not to let too much show. The fasteners in the straps helped a great deal with my bra strap but because of the loose fit, they showed a bit in the back. loved the pockets and the subtle pattern. I wore it with black patent heels with a little strap and pearls, also a sturdy grey peacoat. Overall the look was beautiful, although I will not be getting this dress again because of the misfit of torso and strap length. Love RTR! great service and I can't wait to get another dress!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 136lbs
November 19, 2014
RTR was easy to use and the dress itself was beautiful.
I ended up not wearing the dress. It felt a little tight in the rib cage but a little loose in the bust. I should have gone with a size 6, but that still may have been big in the bust. Even though it didn't work out this time I will rent again from RTR.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 24, 2014
Great dress! Got lots of compliments!
This was a great dress for a formal occasion. The pockets were a fun addition, and the slightly flared skirt gave the dress a bit of a "fun" edge. Overall the fit was great. the hem on one shoulder strap was coming apart slightly, so I just sowed it together with some black thread. The neckline definitely emphasizes "the girls" so if you're busty might not be the best pick...or it might be :) Overall a great dress that everyone complimented me on!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 28, 2014
Not as expected.
Rented this dress for a wedding. I'm glad a rented a back-up because this dress was so so low. Way too much cleavage for a wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 4, 2014
Runs huge!! Didn't wear...
Beautiful dress, but not fitted for petite women. Long straps and generally loose fit makes this a no go for sizes 0-2. I would recommend ordering a backup size down if you aren't blessed with a C cup or larger :)
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 8, 2014
Looks really cute online but it was small for me and I usually wear an 8/10.
Runs small in chest/arm area, would get a dress size up from what you usually wear
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 17, 2014
Classic and comfortable.
Fits true to size and love the pockets. Classic look and I got a lot of compliments.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
December 18, 2014
The dress fit perfectly and I was the belle of the ball!
I ordered this dress for a movie premiere and needed to look good/classy as I was there representing my company. It's a very well made dress with thick quality material- perfect for an indoor/outdoor premiere and party. The only thing I would say is that since I am a little smaller chested my black bra kept peeping out but I would just pull the dress up a little and use my hair to cover the bra. Definitely runs true to size! Would rent again in a heartbeat! Got lots of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 19, 2014
Perfect for an Office Cocktail party!
I think this dress is absolutely fantastic. The length is very elegant without being overly formal. The neckline was a bit of a pause for me - I'm somewhat busty - but I believe that the length of the dress evened it out. If you are an extremely busty person I would avoid this dress though. You CAN wear a regular bra with it - I would just suggest a black one and have fashion tape for the straps. It does have those 'hook' thing at the shoulders to guide your straps, but the problem is that the straps on the dress are very wide on your back, so the straps in my bra didn't really align well. Some fashion tape would have helped. As it was I spent the whole night tucking them in. I usually wear a 0, and the 0 fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 21, 2014
Beautiful fit, classic style
Loved the fit of this dress and had someone at the party describe it as the perfect black dress. I got a ton of compliments and felt beautiful in the dress. It runs slightly large so I ended up wearing a 2 instead of my usual 4. Plus it has pockets, always a bonus!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
December 30, 2014
Perfect look for outdoor winter wedding
The dress was just what I needed for a Black Tie Optional, outdoor winter wedding. The fabric had a nice weight and lovely texture, and with some sparkly accessories I felt perfectly decked out for the event. I was able to wear a bra with the dress, but the snaps on the straps to secure it were too small to be functional. The dress is very low cut, so I was conscious of that the entire night. That being said, I still think it was tasteful and appropriate, I just had to readjust frequently. Overall, I got just what I needed and felt great wearing the dress all night!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
January 7, 2015
Beautiful dress for formal New Years Eve dinner
Overall this dress fit great. The length was perfect and the details make a simple cut interesting. Plus the pockets came in handy. It was appropriate for a formal dinner with my boyfriend's family, but still fun enough for dancing afterwards. The only reason it's not a five star is that the straps are a little loose as mentioned in other reviews. They are also placed a little further apart in the back than the average bra. I ended up going braless because of this, however it was still comfortable and stayed in place all night.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
January 10, 2015
The dress was so flattering and fit like a glove.
The length of the dress was exactly what i was looking for. However, the neckline was a little too low for me so i wore a black cami under which made it perfect!! My only real complaint is that i cannot buy this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
January 30, 2015
Perfect, comfortable black dress with pockets
Its so flattering, true to size, great material and the perfect length. would rent it again in a heartbeat.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
February 27, 2015
This dress was the topic of conversation!
Absolutely perfect!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
March 11, 2015
Wore to a December wedding. Felt amazing all night. Would absolutely rent again.
Runs large through the rib cage. I would recommend measuring your bust and waist and ordering the size that matches those measurements not the size you normally wear. It is not fitted at all past the waist. The pockets are wonderful and so fun and the cut in the back adds a little something special. I would recommend getting stick-on cups to wear in the bodice if you want to wear a bra, the straps and back would need quite a bit of double sided tape with a regular bra.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 12, 2015
Fit like a glove.
Keep in mind the length of the dress on the model.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 22, 2015
This dress was beautiful - perfect LBD!
The cut of this dress was tailored in all of the right places making it both beautiful and comfortable. I dressed it up for a black tie optional wedding with statement shoes and earrings (also RTR) and received so many compliments. Being tall - 5'10" - I was a little worried the dress would be too short and the proportions would be off but it hit me right at the knee. I will definitely be renting this dress again!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
April 2, 2015
It looked absolutely classic and chic.
I'm short and it hit right below my knees. The pockets were a godsend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 16, 2015
Classy, flattering, and POCKETS!
I loved this dress - very flattering for curves (especially with a pushup bra to fill out the top!) and refined for a work event. It's hard to see in photos, but the dress has a raised floral pattern that is very feminine and pretty. I'm 5'2" and it came to my knees, so keep that in mind if you want something shorter.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
April 24, 2015
The event was outside and it was cold so I didn't get to show off the dress as much as I would like.
I may have been able to fit in the next size down but my bust probably wouldn't have. Loved the dress, so classic, loved the pockets! It was a little longer than is flattering on my but I thought it was stunning overall.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 27, 2015
I got compliments on this dress all night! From the moment I put it on, I wanted to keep it.
Fit is perfect, and accentuates the waist. The straps were the perfect width to wear with a bra, however, I chose not to because I am a full C. Busty girls, this dress is a deep sweetheart so beware, the girls will show up! The length was perfect on me, because I am 5'10. For anyone much shorter than me, the dress may be too long/hit at an awkward place. No complaints on the dress (it even has pockets)!!! 5/5 stars!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
April 30, 2015
A beautiful, simple, flattering dress.
I was so pleased with this dress. I am very tall so was worried that the skirt would be too short or the waist would be too high. Both were great! Plus it made my boobs look great! I was even able to go braless. It didn't dig in anywhere and the black color hid any possible sweat stains from a night of dancing. Plus the pockets were great for stashing lipstick and ID. I would absolutely rent this again. Such a classic, beautiful dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 6, 2015
flirty + fun + compliments
The dress has a subtle flower stitching in black on black which makes the black dress just a bit more appropriate for a spring wedding. I decided to "spring" up the dress even more with some bright colored accents in my jewelry and shoes. The dress flares out after the waist with a slight pouf giving you more of a flirty feel which was fun for dancing. (However watch how you stand in pictures to avoid looking larger than you are.) I'm sure you've seen it in other pictures but this dress is definitely cleavage bearing so if you're not okay with that, stay away. (I got a lot of compliments on how amazing my boobs looked, haha.) Hourglass girls - I could've sized down to an 8 in this dress to truly fit my waist but the 10 wasn't bad. I am disappointed that I didn't get a better picture of the dress so that you could see all of this for yourself!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
May 16, 2015
I loved this dress!
I loved this dress! The silhouette is perfect, and I loved the pockets! I felt great and got a ton of compliments. As everyone said the straps were a little long and I couldn't wear a bra without it showing. Luckily the structure of the dress lets you wear it without a bra and double sided tape keeps the straps in place. I would definitely wear this again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 18, 2015
The perfect LBD
I needed a dress to go to a religious banquet with my fiance's family and was looking for something fun and youthful but respectful for the occasion. This dress was a great fit! It really runs true to size, I couldn't believe how great it felt when I zipped it up. The V-neck is low enough to be flirty but not so low as to be inappropriate. I wore a black strapless bra with it and didn't have a problem. The straps were a bit too long for me so I occasionally had to put them back in place. The dress moved with me when I danced and didn't make me feel restricted at all. I got lots of compliments, people couldn't believe that it was rented! I will definitely be using RTR again soon.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
May 19, 2015
I received multiple compliments on this dress. Many asked where I got it and I told them RTR!
I ordered the 10 and 12 and ended up wearing the smaller size. I loved the dress. I have big hips, so to find something that accentuates my waste and and downplays my hips is always great. The dress was also very comfortable and looked great with my heels, but also great with flats when it got later. I had one issue with the dress and it's probably more of a personal preference. I wanted to wear a bra with it because I felt weird not wearing a bra. Even if I hadn't, the top gapped a bit for someone with a smaller chest, but even wearing the bra, I ended up needing to pin the dress to my bra so that the bra didn't show. It was a little awkward, but once it was pinned it was fine.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 30, 2015
Great party dress!
the dress was beautiful. Pictures don't do it justice. It fit great! I was originally wearing the size zero, but I was chaperoning prom and the dress showed a little two much cleavage so I went up to the two to wear something under to cover up that part. I would definitely rent this again!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
May 31, 2015
I loved this dress! Exactly what I wanted for a work Gala!
This dress was perfect and amazing! It was comfortable and flattering and formal enough without being stuffy. I was thrilled to have rented it. The one thing I wished was that I had a different bra to wear with it because I felt VERY cleavage-y in it. I am 5'10 and wore a size 10 and it was a great fit (i also got the size 12 but didn't need it).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 31, 2015
Very flattering dress, even though it was black it was feminine enough to wear to a wedding.
Fit a little large, and the top area was most definitely too big. All in all a nice dress, great material and very comfortable...and it was pockets! This was worn by my sister who is 4'11" 115lbs 32B
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 9, 2015
Beautiful dress, lots of compliments and perfect for a day wedding
I usually am nervous about renting dresses because of the length, but this dress was the perfect length. It hit just an inch or two above my knees. I will say the waist was still a bit higher than my natural waist but it's hard to fix that unless I get a larger size. The material is very flattering, it has a textured pattern which I couldn't really tell from the pictures. I wore a sticky bra with it, you might be able to get away with a regular bra but I felt like I would be fidgeting with it all day and the fit of the dress kept my sticky bra in place. I would absolutely rent this dress again, I was sad to send it back
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