Lela Rose

Such a Charmer Dress

$163 to buy
$1,595 retail
Stylist Notes

Have a bridal shower to attend? This feminine Lela Rose off the shoulder floral dress is pure perfection for the party.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust and must be worn with a strapless bra
WAIST: Fitted - very fitted at waist
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Product Details

Floral printed cotton. Scoop neckline. Scoop back. Pleated full skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 40'' from shoulder to hem. Made in the USA.

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50 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(38)
Small
(7)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 28C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 26, 2015
Odd material & fit
I selected this dress based on the cut, color, and style. I am 5'9 and have a smaller rub cage so can typically do a 2 but the rental was not available so I opted for the 4 as seen. In the picture you can tell the bottom of this gorgeous gown is so strange. It sits very oddly in shape to my figure. There is not elastic on the sleeves so keeping it up will be an issue if the dress doesn't fit properly. This dress would be precious with a new shape to the bottom. Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend renting this dress.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 22, 2015
Elegant, beautiful and classy.
The dress fits true to size and is very elegant. It's a bit constricting but it's the most beautiful dress ever!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 10, 2012
pretty dress but did not wear
This is a pretty dress but it made me look large in the hips - it runs large in the lower portion of the dress. I had a back up dress from rent the runway so I did not wear this one. The straps do fit on the top of the arms as shown on the model which is cute but not as comfortable for a long event. The material and color of the dress are beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 65
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 18, 2014
Lela Rose
I love almost all things Lela Rose, but NOT this one. It was so large on the bottom that I thought a mistake was made in making this dress. Nothing about it fit me right. And, the fabric no longer seems to have the silkiness you would expect of her dresses.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 6, 2014
Beautiful dress, awkward proportions
Ordered for a late summer wedding, but ultimately ended up wearing another dress-- the torso was too roomy, and the hem hit at an awkward place (somewhere between knee and tea length, not great unless you have amazing calves). The fabric is really substantial, and it's constructed beautifully, though. I could see this being perfect for a spring wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
March 24, 2014
Runs super small
I have to say I loved the look of this dress way more in person when it arrived. I had ordered it as my back up and luckily LOVED my first choice so it was no big concern that this one didn't fit AT ALL. I had read some of the other reviews mentioning it was running a little small but wishfully though they could be wrong. Seriously I couldn't even get the dress all the way on, let alone zipped up. While I do generally run between a 12 and 14. The reason for the size 14 is usually my bust, but with this dress I couldn't even get the dress straps up. By the looks of what I saw, even if I did get it on, that zipper wasn't even gonna come close. The fabric has no give whatsoever so I almost couldn't get it off either without enlisting help. The colors on this are really beautiful but I'd suggest only going for it if you're a waif. The cut looks like something that should flatter curves but it's just not built that way.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 4, 2014
The event was great...just not the dress.
I rented this dress for a rehearsal dinner. The actual fabric was beautiful and it fit my body and bust but was way too tight around the arms. I couldn't find a comfortable place for the straps and it didn't look particularly flattering. A shame because it looked nice on smaller girls. Just not for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 5, 2015
Fun and flirty
I wore this for a Kentucky Derby party! It was fun, the shoulders were a bit difficult to move at times, but it was a fun dress, loved the back neckline too!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 166lbs
June 30, 2014
Amazing look
This dress looked and felt amazing, but it just didn't fit and the fabric it was made of had no stretch or play in it at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 61
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 21, 2014
I did not wear it.
This is a beautiful dress but as it says that it is cotton, I expected something a bit lighter in weight. I proved too heavy to wear for a daytime summer party as it was too warm. I would rent it again to wear in different circumstances.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
July 25, 2014
The arm placement is awkward
so sad about this dress! The arm placement digs into you and its so painful. Wish It would've worked out
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
March 30, 2015
Couldn't wear this dress
I ordered too small of a size. Even if it fit it wouldn't have been a good choice for my body type. I have broader shoulders and I dont have a small waist. This dress would be ideal for a pear shape or an overall slender build. I used a back up dress that was great. This dress has a beautiful print on very nice fabric. I would only want to wear this dress if I were indoors or in a cool environment (fabric is a little heavy and not as breathable as other options could be)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Weight: 132lbs
November 15, 2016
Beautiful dress!
This dress was beautiful and ran true to size. Nice cut and flattering neckline.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 5, 2012
Wore for my Bridal Shower
This dress was perfect for my bridal shower brunch where I wanted to dress somewhat conservatively. I am 5'9" and I wore the 4, although the 2 would probably have been perfect it was not available, so I had a little bit of room up top. The cap sleeves are a nice touch, but they actually make an arm movement a little difficult -- one of the stylists had warned me about this -- not terrible, just not as easy to move. The picture does not do the fabric of this dress justice, it's a delicate and unusal fabric that make the dress feel as high end as it is. I received lots of compliments and felt feminine and extremely bridal, which was perfect. I rented the Kate Spade necklace to finish the look and couldn't have been happier.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
June 18, 2012
This dress has a beautiful pattern. The fit was easy everywhere except for the arms because the arm holes were relatively small. The sleeves are slightly off the shoulder. The dress hit me right below my knee. It is fitted in the waist and the bodice, but the skirt is full. Great for bigger hips! It would be the perfect dress for a bridal shower or brunch!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
July 11, 2012
pretty but a little warm
I found the waist generous. Only comment on fit is that with the off-the-shoulder arms, it is a bit restrictive. I wore it for a charity polo match outdoors, and it was lovely, but with the lining and double-layered skirt, it was a little hot. The fabric is thicker and shinier than I had anticipated- the skirt was a cream underskirt beneath the woven part. Very nice, better for spring than summer unless you're in air-conditioning.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
July 17, 2012
so cute!
This dress is so cute and an easy fit. Semi-high waist makes it really good for a pear or someone with a full figure. The shoulders are a little hard to wear as they sometimes feel like they are slipping off but if you ignore them it is totally fine!!!! I would completely recommend this for a family affair or an afternoon with your boyfriend's boss :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
September 30, 2012
This was my back up dress but I loved this!
Beautiful fabric and love cut of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 16, 2013
Perfect Summer Dress
Absolutely beautiful dress! Though I am a little bit short, the dress did come down past my knees as more of a tea length. But other than that it fit perfectly and I received so many compliments that night. The sleeves can be a little awkward when lifting your arms, but a lady doesn't need to do that anyway. I loved the fabric and it flowed beautifully for a summer night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 8, 2013
So beautiful, wanted to love it!
I have been eyeing this dress forever and was waiting for the perfect event to rent. I had a summer party and had everything styled before it even arrived, down to the clutch, shoes, cuff and earrings. When it arrived, it was as gorgeous as you'd expect a Lela Rose frock to be, and I was so excited! However, I was really disappointed with the fit. I'm typically a 0-2 in general and a 0 in Lela Rose. While I'm slender, I have some curves and am not straight up and down. This dress is probably best on tall girls with a sizeable chest, but otherwise slender (or proportionally smaller in the hips and bum). For this dress in particular, I think it's pretty important to fill out the top in order to have this lay nicely as it does on the model. Based on the dress and my size, this was fine, but the dress added a lot of unflattering bulk to my silhouette. In particular, the arm holes are tiny! It forced me to hold my arms in an unnatural way, and it was incredibly unflattering. Also, the cut of the waist was too large on me. Had it been more tailored, it would've defined my waist nicely and given me a slimmer appearance, but since it didn't fit appropriately, I looked thick throughout my midsection, and a belt did nothing to help (though I wouldn't style it as such in any case). The skirt was oddly tailored as well. Not a true a-line, it was more of a tulip shape through the hips before flowing more loosely down past my knees. This definitely added extra volume around my hips and behind, and my sister even said that the dress made me look about 20 lbs heavier- not good! Very disappointing- I tried to make it work, but in spite of how gorgeous a dress it was, if it doesn't flatter, it's not worth it! I ended up returning...
MarthaAugust 9, 2014
From this pic it looks fabulous. Just saying' :)
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
September 18, 2013
The jaws drop!
The moment a complete stranger told me that I needed to keep it for my children, and their children! I didn't have the heart to tell her it was a rental. The pictures do NOT do it justice. The colors and fabric are amazing. DEFINITELY worth it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
April 10, 2014
Dress was just lovely.
It was true to size. I wore minimalist gold sandal heels and a yellow dressy hat. It was perfect for a daytime wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
April 22, 2014
Really cute, retro type dress.
This is great if you have an hourglass figure or a straight and narrow build but beware, you will need to keep checking to be sure everything is still in place. I'd recommend taping the neckline down to your skin so you don't flash your bra or boobs-
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
April 26, 2014
Fabric looks better in Photos
I got this dress to try something new as I wanted to get something a little bit more sophisticated and different from my norm. Overall, I was underwelmed by the fabric when I saw it in real life v. photos online. The fabric is stiff (including the sleeves which I expected) and the skirt doesn't move at all, despite it's large nature. Speaking of the sleeves, they were a nice detail but didn't work quite right for me...I don't know if it was my just my body type or the sleeves are too short but I couldn't get them very high up my arm to almost touch my shoulder. I'm sure there are those who love this dress, but it wasn't for me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 28, 2014
It's true, you WILL receive compliments all night!
My first RTR experience and now I'm hooked! It's true you WILL receive many compliments with this dress as it is exquisite. The pictures just don't do the details justice. I took one star away for the way it looks in some front profile pictures as though you're slouching (I noticed it on some of the other renters' photos as well) but still a beautiful, classic look. Plus, renting it was super easy, I'm already waiting on my second RTR dress in a couple of weeks!
EllaMay 4, 2014
Beautiful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 6, 2014
Lovely Lela Rose
Ideal dress for a formal, day party. The recommended Kate Spade necklace paired perfectly. Looked very feminine and flattering in the 50's puff-skirt style. Loved the neckline with the slightly off the shoulder straps. They did fit snugly under the arm, but I wouldn't want them moving around, so that was OK. Gorgeous dress, luxurious material.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 26, 2014
Elegant & timeless!
This dress fit great. The material on the lower half of the skirt looks different online than in person but still very lovely. I loved the neck line. The shoulder straps do limit the range of motion but not enough to really be a con. This dress is super classy and I loved wearing it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 30, 2014
Amazing amazing amazing!
Loved everything about this dress, it looks and feels so special. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to feel beautiful this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 4, 2014
I rented this for a bridal shower.
It is a beautiful dress in person although I think it photographs a bit dowdy. I found the fit comfortable with the arm holes being true to size, if not on the slightly smaller side.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 6, 2014
This dress is amazing! The fabric and vibrant colors are stunning!!
True to size fit overall, runs small in the bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
June 11, 2014
This dress worked perfectly for the Belmont Stakes!
Beautifully embroidered on linen. I received lots of compliments, but felt a little self conscious about the 'flare' from the waist down. I didn't get to try the size I initially ordered, but the backup size fit good. (The 10 was returned damaged from the previous renter). The customer service was wonderful and sent the second size to our hotel room, so it was there awaiting for our arrival. (The 2nd size wasn't available at the time I rented.) It could have been a disaster, but RTR made sure I had a beautiful dress to wear for the Belmont Stakes! Thank you RTR, I will definitely use your services again! It was a great experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 13, 2014
Great Dress for Bridal Shower
I loved the dress! The colors are much more virbant in person! The top/bodice was form fitting and it made my waist look very small. The dress is poofy but, I didnt feel big in it at all. I received many compliments and it was comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 24, 2014
Great dress, warm material!
I didn't wear this dress as I ultimately settled on a different rental, but just a note: the fabric on this dress is a bit heavy and would be too hot to wear in warm weather or warm outdoor event. I wanted to wear it in a summer wedding in Arizona and I would have died in the heat even with it's short length. It's a beautiful cut and design, but be aware of the thicker fabric!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 7, 2014
The dress was great, save a couple of tiny details. Definitely a good choice for a summer wedding.
The cut is flattering, except in the hips. Because it was constructed of two different fabrics, it seemed as though the hip area had stretched out while the hem line had night, creating a bit of a balloon/bubble shape. However, this was easily fixed with a few pieces of double stick tape. It was fun to wear and I got a ton of compliments. I have a larger bust, which can be tough to fit, but the dress fit fine, only a bit tight on the arms. I definitely enjoyed wearing it all day and all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 17, 2014
Beautiful ladylike dress
The fabric was a work of art, thick with a beautiful painted design. Flattering for an hourglass figure. Felt beautiful in it for a wedding. The 8 fit better than the 10, but something weird had happened to the fabric of the 8 such that the material at the bottom of the skirt had shrunk so that it looked tighter on the knees than in the hips (not flattering). However I really wanted to wear the smaller size as it fit so much better. I spent an hour trying to stretch the bottom material and iron it out, and kept stretching it periodically throughout the evening. I think it ended up not being noticeable after that as I only got compliments. I would 100% recommend this dress, just hope you don't get the shrunken one, but if you do it's mostly fixable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 23, 2014
Amazing fabric
Wonderful length, and print, for a formal, summer work event. Worth keeping the straps on the shoulder in mind, a bit tough to wear with a larger bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
September 28, 2014
Perfect!
I rented this for my wedding. I must admit, I was nervous renting a dress but I've rented so many times I felt it would all work out. When I got the dress and the back up size was a blue lace dress instead, I got really nervous. But, luckily the size 4 fit perfectly. I only wish I had purchased a padded or push up bra to fill the top. I'm a b cup and it was slight big, as you can see in really just this photo. I loved this dress and it was so unique. The sleeves look and feel like soft burlap. The color is beautiful and I wore nude heels. I had a woman who wanted to buy it from me. Over all, this is a great dress that runs true to size.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 159lbs
October 26, 2014
A perfect fit!
The dress was a showstopper! It made me feel like a princess. The flowery detail was just the right touch to lovely fitted a line dress. It has some fabric threads that were loose, but the dress was otherwise great. I also felt it was a bit big; I would have had a better fit in a ten. But the dress did what I wanted: it helped me make an entrance!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 16, 2014
I went to an opera at the SF Opera House with a new date. The dress is very well-made!
The shoulder straps hang on the very edge of my shoulders and IMHO that is not a formal nor elegant look. I do like the yellow/purple floral emboss on top of the fabric. The bottom skirt hides any wait and hips, especially good if you have a pear shape or if you have large hips.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139lbs
December 31, 2014
Lovely Retro Dress
This was a back up dress that I didn't wear but it is lovely. Has a great Mad Men vibe to it and it is definitely unique. I will say that the fit is different from what I usually wear. When I first put it on I wasn't sure I liked how it fit but I think it's just because I don't usually wear fuller skirts. I would consider renting again if I had the right event come along for it.
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