Lilly Pulitzer

Rope Tie Dress

$45 rental
$298 retail

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Stylist Notes

Get this flirty rope detail dress for your next outdoor cocktail event. A super flattering style for warm weather fun! Simply pair with AV Max's Gold Tetra Chain Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Navy appliqued cotton jacquard (100% Cotton). Sleeveless. Halter Neckline with gold snap closure. Shift body. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 31” from center neck to hem. Imported.

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114 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(66)
Small
(30)
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 13, 2013
Great service over the phone regarding sizing!
I normally wear a size 8, but after returning from a European vacation needed to wear the 10, and even that was snug! The material was a thicker, sturdy cotton, not flimsy at all. Only complaint was the top, the dress clasps in the back like a halter but even on the tightest clasp I felt it wasn't tight enough. I'm a 36DD and felt that I had quite a bit of side boob going on. Had a friend tie the halter instead of clipping it and felt much more supported. Overall I enjoyed the dress and it looked great at a yacht club wedding. Hugged my curves well and still let me move and dance all night.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 9, 2013
Beautiful dress for dinner.
I did not realize that the designs across the dress are not print - it is embroidery on the surface of the dress! And the background of the dress is not black, it's navy. And it is a bit longer than it looks on the model. I rented it for a late night party at a lounge, but it is not sexy enough for that. So I wore it to dinner with friends. First RTR rental I was not thrilled about. Definitely a dinner dress, could also work in the daytime. My measurements are 34DD - 27 - 39 and a size 4 fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
October 31, 2013
Perfect dress for any occasion!
Great dress! Excellent quality, comfortable material and great colors. The gold rope detail is definitely metallic gold and pops beautifully with the white details and navy fabric. Dress runs true to size and does not have any stretch - supports a fitted waistline and slim through the hips. It was a great fit, but no wiggle room to spare. Pared it with the Lily purse which received tons of compliments!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 15, 2013
This dress is great. Got tons of compliments all night.
Runs true to size. However a little tight in the chest area, otherwise perfect!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 30, 2013
Structured and stately
I rented this for my cousin's mountain wedding in Colorado. It was perfect. The material is thick and structured, so although it has a low back, I didn't have to fool around with a bra. The wedding was over Labor Day in Colorado, so the weather was perfect for the thicker dress. I can see where it would be a bit stuffy to wear in warmer weather. The neck closure is adjustable and pretty solid. I loved the halter top and low back. It was a great way to show off my favorite features - my back and shoulders.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
December 23, 2013
Great for a nautical party!
This was a really fun dress. It's definitely a two-pairs-of-spanx dress, though. It's beautiful!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
February 18, 2014
too big
runs large, although it was a great looking dress in person and if i had gotten a better size it would have fit in very nicely on my summer boston trip!!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
April 1, 2014
Cute and classy!
This dress was sent overnight because my first choice didn't fit. Fortunately, this dress arrived just in time for my event! It was perfect for a bridal shower, and I got many compliments. Majority of the women there had never heard of RTR, and by the end of the party I felt like a spokesperson for the company, haha. I ordered a size 4 and 6. I tried on the 4 first and it fit pretty perfectly. I didn't even need to wear spanx with it. It was definitely form fitting, but not to where I was uncomfortable. The only thing that was a little bothersome was the boning in the sides. When I sat in the car, it dug into my back a little. There was also a pink stain on one side of the rope that went around my neck, but if I straightened it out a certain way it didn't show. After the party, I tried on the 6 out of curiosity and it fit much more comfortably; however, the part around my chest and under my armpits was very wide and sticking out. So, I stuck with the 4 again and wore it to dinner. Overall, it's a great dress and I enjoyed my experience.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 6, 2014
Fun, flirty dress for a fundraiser dinner party.
Fits true to size, more snug through hips. Good quality fabric and roping is embroidered and stands out nicely. Cute and fun dress!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 30, 2014
Looks great on the model, but...
I just really didn't like the way this fit me. The material was very thick, and I felt like it really bunched around my waist and made me look fat and frumpy. I ended up keeping my jacket on the entire night because I felt like the dress did nothing for my body.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 13, 2016
I want to own this dress!!
I've never felt sexier! This dress was simply lovely, and the nautical detail was beautiful - perfect for our vacation in New Orleans. The fabric didn't have much give, and I found myself between the 6 and the 8 - went with the 8 because we were going to dinner and I knew I was going to stuff myself full of good Cajun food. The 6 fit like a glove that was made for specifically me in my waist, hips and length, but was snug around my rib cage after it zipped. I wouldn't have been able to wear a bra with it. The 8 was slightly longer and afforded me a little more room through the waist and hips but wasn't too baggy. Gave me that extra little bit of space in the rib cage that I needed. I wore a sticky bra under this style, and as it got cooler, I added a light, kind of sheer, white sweater that was the same length as the dress. I wish I had a full body picture of the dress on; it's extremely well made, and well maintained by RTR. Another fabulous rental!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 12, 2014
Great graduation dress!
I'm usually not a huge Lilly Pulitzer fan, but I thought this would be cute for my graduation. However, it didn't look super flattering in me, which may be either because it was a little too big or because I didn't have the curves to really rock it. It looked a little boxy on my athletic figure, but I did get several compliments on it. The material was really thick, and there was no visible wear and tear. The embellishments were fun and sophisticated! Good luck!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 16, 2014
Perfect for the affair
This dress was my favorite. I wore it for my boyfriend's army commissioning. I had to wear a light sweater with it. It fit my large chest well but if seemed a little snug across the ribs. The length was perfect and I'm on the shorter side, hit right above my knees. Great pick.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
May 20, 2014
I rented this for a night time event marking the opening of our local Yacht Club.
The dress looks exactly as pictured, but even better. It was in excellent condition, fit well and was flattering. It has a nautical feel to it so it was perfect for my event, but because it can be dressed up or down, it is versatile and suitable for a variety of events. I suspect it flatters almost all figures. You should know that there is absolutely no give to the fabric which is a heavier cotton. I ordered a size 2 and a 4 even though I typically wear size 0 or 2 in dresses, I was glad I had the 4 because I couldn't even zip up the 2. If you have a larger rib cage or back, definitely size up. Since I am shorter, the length was longer than shown on the model,but it was still plenty above my knees to be flattering. My one disappointment was that I had to send it back. I absolutely loved this dress and wish I could own it. My friend wishes she could too.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
May 29, 2014
This dress was so fun, flattering and comfortable! I also loved how it photographed.
I'm usually a size 6 and I had to size up to an 8 but I loved that the cut.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
May 30, 2014
This was the perfect dress for the Naval Academy graduation! I got many compliments all day!
It fit really well and you could tell the dress was high quality. The rope halter neck line is adorable. It's still wide enough in the front to cover that armpit "chub" area that every girl hates. Seemed pretty true to size. Perfect length as well-came a little below mid-thigh for me. Wore it with a white cardigan and gold Sperry's. Perfect for the entire day!
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 16, 2014
perfect nautical dress for a newport wedding!
thick, forgiving material but was a bit snug around the hips (I'm usually a size 30/10 in jeans). Was still comfortable for a long day of wear!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Body type: Petite
June 16, 2014
Such a cute dress! Can be dressed up or down
The dress fit really nicely the only tiny problem was it was slightly big in the back. Overall though it was perfect! I received so many compliments!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
June 27, 2014
So comfortable and the dress fit like a glove!
Perfect for any special occasion! Definitely true to size. I wore to a friend's evening wedding and received so many compliments.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 2, 2014
I rented this for a nautical party but didn't actually end up wearing it!
Was pretty bummed this didn't work out because it had so much promise! I liked the colors and the rope strap around the neck was a cute detail. The fit was true to size but because of the thicker fabric, it did not flatter me the way that it does on the model shown. My fit seemed more boxy and did not taper as much as I had hoped. The fabric and roping on bodice also felt very old lady.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
July 10, 2014
Slender fit, comfy too!
Tricky to wear with a bra, but worked just fine without one.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 11, 2014
perfect nautical summer dress
loved the dress, just kind of snug and short on me...order a size up ladies. The rope at the top clasps like a necklace so is adjustable. Thick material and tight enough that I didn't need to wear a bra!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 13, 2014
Nice thick material
I'm 5'10 and thought it was a bit short. It was also really snug and while I'm usually a size 8 or 10, a size 12 in the dress would have been better. I ended up calling in a new dress and RTR overnighted a new dress. I've never had such amazing customer from one company.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 17, 2014
Amazing little dress!
I loved the this dress and wish I could buy it from Rent the Runway as I would wear it again multiple times! It was perfect for the occasion, a CO rehearsal dinner/drinks. The fit is true to size and very flattering, it is form fitting. I loved the neckline and how the halter is a rope style piece, adjustable to your neck. The pattern on the dress is very beautiful as well! I've rented a lot of dresses and this by far is my favorite! Happy renting!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 20, 2014
perfect dress for a night on the lake! the nautical vibe is subtle but beautiful
Great material! Can be dressed up or down easily. Fits true to size, was happy with the length-fit just a little above the knee which helped keep it casual. very flattering form fit, not too tight so it doesn't ride up but not too loose that it doesn't hug in all the right places. absolutely loved and would totally recommend!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 21, 2014
Dinner and Drinks on my 31st Birthday
Dress was fantastic! LOVE LOVE LOVE! The clasp on the dress was broken when I got it- but I could still wear it. You must wear a strapless bra with this and the length is great. There is no give- so don't expect a stretchy material. I got a ton of compliments and would love to own it if I could. GREAT DRESS, one of my favorite rentals so far!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
July 21, 2014
Fit great! Super cute!
This dress fit true to size and was flirty, yet classy at the same time.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
July 21, 2014
It was the perfect dress for a party at a beach house. Everybody complimented and I felt amazing.
The bust was a little bit loose, I have to take the stripes all the way up, but I loved it anyway
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
July 24, 2014
My date was awful, so I went out with friends instead! lol
I'm pretty small, normally a size 0. Not only did I need the 2, I felt it made me look heavier.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
August 4, 2014
Easy Renting Process and Unique Dress
This dress was different and very easy to wear. It did run small and is very tight in the mid section. I didn't wear a bra and everything stayed in place. Easy to dance and comfortable. This dress has a very nautical theme.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 6, 2014
Comfortable & stylish!
I wore this dress for my best friend's rehearsal dinner. It was very comfortable. Its more form fitting than the typical Lilly sheath dress (sometimes the 0 in a sheath is too big for me, and I ended up wearing the 2 in this dress for comfort). The fabric is a bit heavier than the typical dress, but you can tell that its high quality. I'm 5'7" and it was just barely appropriate for a wedding...if you are tall, it might be a bit too short for a wedding/family event. Overall it was a great pick, and I was very happy with it!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
August 10, 2014
Beautiful dress !!
The dress fits true to size , I lived the color and the way it looked on. Lots of complements!!!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
August 11, 2014
Fun wedding with great food and music, with even better people!
This dress was perfect for a summer wedding. I got so many compliments! The fit was perfect - it was easy to dance and have a good time in this dress! I am usually a size 2 but I ordered a 2 and 4 (because Lilly Pulitzer sizes can vary) but the 2 fit just right.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
August 18, 2014
Gorgeous dress but issues with clasp to where it would have been a horrible wardrobe malfunction.
This dress was gorgeous and so fitting for a lake side wedding/reception. It fit perfectly (I am a perfect size 2 in Lilly dresses), it was snug (didn't need to wear a bra, thank goodness since I HATE strapless bras) to my body but not so tight I couldn't breath or move. The fabric was heavy but not to wear I was uncomfortable and sweating (and this is August in Florida). My BIGGEST complaint is that the clasp is soooo cheaply made. As soon as I got the dress and took it out of the box (still on the hanger) I noticed that the clasp to go around the neck was broken. Luckily I was able to fix it and try on the dress. Though after I tried on the dress and I was putting it back on the hanger the clasp portion broke again (different area) and again I was able to fix it, after this point I wasn't sure I was going to be able to wear this dress since I wasn't able to get a back-up size (the back-up size was damaged and I was notified the day before my dress was to arrive, I did get a different dress but the new one I had to pick out just didn't look good on me or fit right). To my surprise I was able to wear the dress and it made it through most of the night but finally the clasp just died at the end of the night. I am still so happy I got to wear the dress but I am so highly disappointed in the quality of this dress. I expected so much more out of a Lilly Pulitzer dress and this could have been a terrible wardrobe malfunction since I was not wearing a bra. But I def would recommend this dress for any events near water (beaches, lakes, ships, etc)
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 108lbs
August 23, 2014
Really cool dress
I think a size 0 would have fit perfectly but the size 2 was wearable. I rented this as my free birthday rental and wore it out for a fancy dinner. It's so cute and photographs perfectly. Love it!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
August 25, 2014
Very pretty, but runs small.
I still gave this dress a 4-star rating even though I didn't wear it because it was a beautiful dress. The quality of the dress is nice, though a little thicker and the design was very pretty. The gold chain around the neck added extra style. Unfortunately, and I'm not sure if this is usually the case with Lilly Pulitzer dresses, but it ran small and short. I usually wear a size 8 in dresses and the 8 and 10 were both small. The 8 I couldn't even get on. The size 10 dress I could get on and zip, but it was entirely too short and tight to feel comfortable in for an entire evening. In my personal opinion, I wouldn't suggest this dress for "curvy" women. Or, at least, make sure to have either a back up size or another dress!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 143lbs
August 31, 2014
I wore this dress for my rehearsal dinner and it was perfect!
My wedding was a nautical theme and this dress was perfect for the rehearsal dinner. It was so comfortable and I got so many compliments. I really wished I could have kept this one.
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 1, 2014
Beautiful dress
Unfortunately the size 4 I needed was ruined by the previous renter and I only received my back up size which was a 2 and it was too small. Such a beautiful dress though I will definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 8, 2014
Perfect dress for a nautical themed party
Like other reviewers have said, the dress runs small in the hip area. I had to wear my backup size because I've got a good-sized bum and thighs. But by doing that it made the dress baggy around my waist and slightly large in the chest area, which is odd since I'm not small-chested. Overall, the dress was very pretty and was perfect for the occasion. Please note that one of the dresses did not come with the white neck clasp/tie. The dress would be completely unwearable without it. Glad I had the backup dress!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 9, 2014
It was for my 30th bday! Loved it
Nautical
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