August 26, 2015
Great for a wedding.
So I have a really long back story with this dress, but was very happy with the overall outcome.
I ordered the 14W and the 16 W. The 14W was in great condition. The 16W was missing the black dress slip that goes with this dress, and the dress itself looked stretched out, worn, and it was missing beads.
I figured, I would try the 14W and if that didn't work, I would call RTR for a replacement dress. The black dress slip was way too tight for comfort, but the actual dress, fit okay. I decided to call RTR to see if they could send me a back up dress just in case.
They sent me a replacement dress, which ended up being too small, so I was back to square 1. I looked through my closet and luckily had a very simple, black cotton dress, that I could easily wear under the beaded part of the dress.
Throughout the entire process, RTR customer service was excellent and they walked me through everything. After I decided to go with dress 1 (with my own black dress slip) I was very happy and got lots of compliments.
Note, it is a shorter dress, so if you wear shaperwear just be aware that you have to have ones that don't go mid-thigh. It is also a lot darker than the model photo.
The only reason I did not give this dress a 5 was because the beads were a big issue. I was nervous the whole time they would come off of it easily (as proof of the 16W dress.) The brides sister also accidentally got her bracelet caught on my dress at one point and it was a really difficult task to untangle it.
All in all though, this was a really nice dress for this black-tie optional wedding and I got a lot of compliments.