Marchesa Notte

Rose Throw Dress

$135 – $150 rental?
$895 retail
Stylist Notes

Romantic embroidery makes this Marchesa Notte sheath gorgeous. We love it with loose curls.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-16.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted slip - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Floral printed tulle (85% Nylon, 11% Rayon, 4% Polyester). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Full skirt bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 39” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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131 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(67)
Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
April 15, 2016
RTR Team Review!
Stunning florals and lace! This beautiful Marchesa Notte dress runs true to size. I'd recommend sizing up for backup, especially if you're bustier. The bust and shoulders are definitely more fitted, so this style will works best for an A-C cup. The size 2 fit me well, but I would have liked to have tried the 4 to see if the shoulders fit better. The sheer lace detailing requires you to go braless, wear a nubra, or wear a strapless bra. The bust area is also slightly padded, giving you more support. The waist is fitted at the midsection and the hips are also fitted due to the slip underneath. If you're curvier in the hips you may want to consider sizing up. At 5'7" the length hit just above my knee. Pair with nude heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 17, 2016
Beautiful, but not for all body types
This dress is exquisite: the color, the quality, the detail. However, it is not the perfect fit for more athletic body types with muscular arms and backs. It was simply too tight on top and my arms felt constricted. In addition, the 4R sat lower on the chest then I expected. I was going to wear this dress to a work recognition banquet, but with my bra it really was too much emphasis on the cleavage. I think this dress may work better for slimmer body types but it just wasn't quite right for my frame. I really wanted it to work though, such a lovely dress!
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Age: 24
April 24, 2016
The most beautiful thing I've ever worn
This dress is absolutely stunning. The colors are deeper and richer than pictured. Overall the dress was quite comfortable and could be worn without a bra. However, the tulle is a bit stiff and warm so I wouldn't recommend for a very hot summer day. For a daytime event in the spring it was perfect. Also, being 5'2, it hung past my knees to be more of a tea length but fit pretty perfectly otherwise. The embroidery is simply gorgeous, as you would expect from Marchesa. I'll be terribly sad to send it back!
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
April 17, 2016
The amount compliments I received
Fit is true to size. I have a full bust and it's hard for me to find dresses that can accommodate my chest. This dress was perfect. I felt comfortable, elegant, and pretty. The only con is if you have broad shoulders it does feel tight on the sleeves. I'm also 5'6 and the dress length surpass my knees. The model online must be 6'0 because the length shows its above the knee.
RTR CustomerApril 25, 2016
Looks beautiful!! Did you find that the dress was flattering around the stomach area? I'm looking for a dress that will hide some trouble areas!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122lbs
April 25, 2016
I wore this to a bridal shower that I threw for my best friend. It was really awesome and beautiful.
The details of the embroidery are impeccable. The only cons are that the underskirt and mesh sleeves didn't allow for full range of motion. But overall, it was a comfortable dress and felt really luxe.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
April 25, 2016
A beautiful and flattering dress for non-petites
Overall, the dress was a success. It runs true to size, and although I have muscular arms the sleeves were fine. As per another comment, it's not well suited to those who are petite. I found it a longer than I would have preferred, and the top sheer portion went down further than I liked. The most important insight I would offer is that this dress is PINK, PINK. I viewed it as pale pink/ even more cream online and when I opened the delivery I saw a LOT of pink (think rose pink/mauve almost) Will fit better on taller gals, to be sure. On me, I felt it was ok / not great... (I attached the photo from RTR's description to show the color variance.)
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
May 1, 2016
This dress was beautiful. I received numerous compliments on how unique it was.
The under layer of the dress was very tight and hugged all of my curves. The top layers were great to make the dress still look sexy and not too tight.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 5, 2016
Terrible interior lining wrong. Color is more like salmon that pink.
Ordered in 10 and 12 but normally wear an 8. Interior lining bunches in both dresses to look frumpy and since the overlay is sheer this just looks terrible. Also, the color on the website makes this look bright and pink but in reality it is more salmon colored. I could not wear this dress to my event sadly.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
May 8, 2016
Gorgeous, worth every penny!
I took a chance and wore this unique Marchesa dress to my boyfriend's friend's wedding. I've always loved Marchesa but it's a bit out of my price range. I wore a size four and it fit me comfortably (I'm Pear-shaped). I received compliments all night and my mom even asked to borrow! Thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
May 10, 2016
This dress blooms with you!
This was supposed to be my backup dress for a wedding I was attending, and I ended up wearing this to the rehearsal dinner. I received so many compliments during the rehearsal and everyone wanted to know where I got this dress! The embroidery detail is amazing. The dress flows more on the model, but on me, the inner lining hugged my curves and the tulle overlay did flow. I rented the 14 and 16 - and the 16 fit me best. The arms are a bit snug, as some reviewers mentioned, but I only noticed it at the end of the evening. I'm only 5'3 so the dress fell a little below my knees compared to above the knee like the model. Other than the tight arms, I think this dress was absolutely divine! I would buy this if I could and would definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
August 18, 2016
Compliments of the dress
Perfect!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
May 11, 2016
Wore it for college graduation & couldn't have felt more beautiful!
I have nothing bad to say about this dress. The dress ran very true to size; I have wide hips, a big butt and decently thick thighs, so the 10 was a little tight on my lower half. Went up to the 12, and it fit like a dream. In person, its a little pinkier than what it looks like online, but its a very soft, pretty rosey color. The flower appliques are STUNNING in person; so beautiful and intricate and you can tell they are very well made. The length was a very classic and appropriate and felt fantastic all day. It was 90 degrees and humid the day I wore it, and even with the silk underlay, and the two other layers I didn't feel like I was too hot or sweaty. Paired it with a rose gold cuff, delicate gold earrings and nude strappy sandals and received compliments and ooh's all night! Wish I could wear this on my wedding day!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
May 13, 2016
Gorgeous dress
I have never received so many compliments on something I've worn before. This was the perfect dress for a cooler season wedding. Although the top material is sheer, it does get pretty warm, so I wouldn't wear this for a summer wedding. The only negative thing I would say is that the sheer synthetic material seems to trap odor, so when the dress arrived I had it dry cleaned before wearing it. It's definitely the prettiest dress I've ever worn!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
May 22, 2016
My child's college graduation.
Great fit, true to size. If you're not afraid of looking too floral, this is a beautiful dress!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
May 30, 2016
Stunning one-of-a-kind dress
This dress was perfect for a spring wedding. I normally wear a petite size, but this non-petite dress fit very well. Bodice was substantial enough that I didn't need a bra. Waist is nipped and fit perfectly. Skirt has three layers, and the second one made of tulle bunched up a bit. I'm 5'2" and this was a good length for me. I got the size 2 and 4, and the 4 really fit very well. I got a lot of compliments. This was a great rental because it was so unique and memorable. Comfortable to sit and dance in. I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 1, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
The high quality and beautiful colors of this dress made it perfect for our photo shoot. If I had owned it , I would have tailored it in the waist to make it more flattering and not boxy. You could def add a vintage gold belt to make it more flattering. Overall, it's a gorgeous dress and the beauty outweighs any ill fitting parts. Lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
June 2, 2016
This dress was one-of-a-kind! Beautifully designed and very well-made.
Pros - Overall, this dress was fantastic. It stood out in a room of black and red cocktail dresses, and I received compliments on it all night long. I'm really tall, but the dress hit comfortably on both my arms and my legs. Although I was worried about it appearing matronly, it hugs well and seemed totally appropriate for my event, which was full of young 20-somethings. Also, the photos don't do it justice: this dress is beautifully detailed, and I didn't need extravagant hair or makeup in order to look amazing. Cons - Although beautiful, some of the lace on this dress is really fragile, which means a lot of movement is out of the question. Want to wear this dress to a wedding? Do it. In a wedding party? Maybe not the best choice. Because of the way the lace lays, you can't lift your arms above shoulder height. Also, because the lace is an overlay over a form-fitting bodice, you need either 1). great lighting or 2). a great camera in order for your photos to turn out well. If you're in a dark space or using an iPhone, the lace will make you look a little blurry and will make you look wider than you are.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 8, 2016
Dress is gorgeous, but runs large
What a shame this dress was too large! My backup/smaller size was unavailable so unfortunately I ended up wearing a different dress I had rented as a backup. I would rent it again, but next time would rent one and even TWO sizes smaller! The website will not allow me to update my profile/size so here it is: Height: 5"6 Weight: 140lbs Bust: 32DDD Normally wear size 10 dress-- the dress I ordered was a 10 and it was so loose that the fabric covering the bust fell a full inch below the edge of my strapless bra. Keep in mind the sheer fabric of the neckline and arms is very sheer. You would see a nude bra strap and this necessitates a low cut strapless bra. This dress is colorful, dramatic and elegant-- absolutely gorgeous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
July 2, 2016
Can't be a wallflower in this dress
Stunning dress, perfect for a cooler outdoor wedding with a little extra coverage. Great fit for a petite frame, I'm 5'2" and wore the size 0. Colors are brighter than expected but gorgeous. Received so many compliments that I wish I owned this unique one-of-kind dress.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 3, 2016
Try Not to Outshine the Bride!
I wore this as a maid of honor and the dress was amazing! Compliments all night! It also traveled well - all the way to Mexico and no need to iron! The rose detail was gorgeous. Several people thought I had a sleeve tattoo from a distance, which added a funky flair. I'm curvy with a large bust and bottom, small waist, and the 10 fit perfectly in all the right places. Tight enough to keep my strapless bra in place, but light weight enough for a humid beach wedding. I had some trouble with shipping and RTR customer service came to the rescue and saved the day. Thank you, Rachel. I highly recommend this dress to anyone looking for a unique twist to a formal event.
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Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 52
July 4, 2016
Received so many compliments on this dress!
I didn't find the sleeves were too tight. You will need help with the long zipper! Hem fell past my knees. I am 5' 5".
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
July 5, 2016
I got so many complements on this delightful dress. This is a delicate piece so be careful! Loved it
Wore this to my bridal shower. Perfect party dress! Is never be able to afford to buy it so I find it well worth the $. Shipping was easy and efficient. Arrived on time. Baxk zipper isn't easy even though the 2 fit me well. Runs true to size or even a litttttttle big.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 6, 2016
Gorgeous colors and overlay!
This dress runs small. My backup size which was one size up still fit a little tight. I would rent again in a different size cause the dress is REALLY unique and gorgeous in person!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
July 9, 2016
Marchesa does it again!
This dress is truly one of a kind! Compliments galore. Rent. It. I've been a huge Marchesa fan ever since I purchased my Marchesa wedding gown. Their embroidery and ethereal themes on the gowns are unparalleled. Fits are always pretty true to size, but may want to size up on the free size inclusion if you are able, so you're safe. The only issues I continue to have with their gowns are the zippers. They are quite stiff on every single one I've worn (including my wedding gown) so make sure to have an extra set of hands or two to help you zip up - trust me, it's not you, it's the dress! Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 12, 2016
Beautiful details, statement piece
My original rental was damaged, so RTR had to send me a dress from my top 5 preferences right away. The process (like always) was seamless. The dress was beautiful in person, I originally was nervous that the dress would look matronly on, but that was not the case. The colors and the floral overlay were gorgeous, and the outer part is attached to the inner pink slip, so you just zip both up (not two separate pieces). Sleeves could be a little tight around the arm pit if you have broader shoulders/wider chest. Can lift arms up, even though the picture makes it look restricting (I even caught the bouquet!).
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 13, 2016
I absolutely loved it
The embroidery is just gorgeous, and while the shift underneath is, as others have noted, a bolder pink than pictured, I still thought it was stunning. It is a bit heavier than you'd think and the mesh can be a tiny bit scratchy, but I barely noticed. I was also worried that I would be too busty for this dress, but with a strapless bra, it seriously fit me like a glove. It was well worth it.
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 17, 2016
Excellent service and beautiful dress! Many compliments - highly recommend
5 star dress!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
July 27, 2016
Bridal Shower Perfection
I wore this dress for my bridal shower this past weekend. I felt like a goddamn queen. This dress is absolutely stunning, fits like a glove, and will make you feel beautiful. I hope everyone loves it as much as I did. Will rent again without question!
RTR CustomerSeptember 13, 2016
Girl, you wore this dress!!!! You look amazing!
RTR CustomerOctober 2, 2016
Agree! You WORKED this dress :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
July 31, 2016
Elegant and striking.
This dress is very lovely, the embroidery on the tulle is gorgeous. I'm 5'0" and it fit more like a tea length dress. It's true to size, I usually wear a 0 and the 0 fit perfectly. The color is deeper in person, I bought a true red suede pump to match but when I received the dress, true red shoes clashed. Burgundy or Wine shoes would have matched better. So I had to wear nude-ish shoes instead. I wore this to a wedding and it was about 80 degrees during the ceremony and cocktail hour and the material made me a little hot, and I felt a big gross. So, if you plan on being outdoors in hot weather, rethink this dress. But if it's 75 and bellow, this dress is absolutely classy and and fun.
AbbyAugust 29, 2016
Do you think this would be good for a winter ceremony, or is it a little spring-y?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
August 2, 2016
Ease of delivery, 2 size offering
Fit well- some buckling at zipper- itchy netting limited mobility
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 5, 2016
Elegant and effortless!
Wish I could afford to buy this exquisite dress! I got so many compliments! The event was a formal wedding with sit-down dinner, so this dress had to go from sitting for the ceremony, through a long meal, to an all-night dance party-- and it did not disappoint! Comfortable and effortless with fit-and-flare waist.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
August 11, 2016
More pink than the photo shows, but GORGEOUS and PERFECT!
This dress is the stuff dreams are made of. I wore to a woodland themed wedding and had strangers making it a point to compliment me on the dress. The dress is more pink than it shows in the stock photos, but it's the second most beautiful dress I've ever worn, only behind my wedding dress! I wanted to keep it forever!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
August 15, 2016
Gorgeous dress
The fit was exactly as described. The dress was comfortable and I was able to chase my 3 young boys around easily. I was worried about the tulle layers getting damaged easily, but it held up well. I got a ton of compliments. This was my first time renting and I loved every part of it
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
August 16, 2016
Beautiful, romantic dress!
Wore this to my brother's engagement - it was beautifully embroidered and well made. Only problems - I'm relatively small and the dress went well below my knees. Also, the top area was very translucent - I don't own any strapless bras but you need one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
August 17, 2016
Had to work Lost opportunity to wear it Loved it will rent again
True to size Heavy skirt Tea length
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 28, 2016
ENDLESS COMPLEMENTS
This dress is drop dead gorgeous! only complaint is that it is a little long for my taste but it was perfect for the wedding I attended. Wish I could afford to buy it!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 30, 2016
I was the maid of honor in my cousin's wedding and this dress couldn't have been more perfect!
I'm a true size 4 and this fit perfectly. I was nervous about the length, that it might make me frumpy because I'm only 5'4, but it was perfect! I wish I would've worn a close toed show, but my strappy sandal worked okay, I would suggest a nude over a red or black. This dress is so beautiful, I went with minimal jewelry. Couldn't have been happier with my look!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
September 6, 2016
The embroidery on this dress is absolutely stunning!
The dress fit true to size. I am 5'5" about 130-135 lbs and the size 6 was perfect (the 4 was a little tight in the chest). It worked great for a late summer wedding - outdoor/indoor with temps around 75 degrees. Any hotter and the dress would not have been very comfortable. I received a lot of compliments! Highly recommended!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
September 9, 2016
Most beautiful dress I have ever worn- the colors are incredible
Fit is true to size, if anything just a tad large- I typically wear a 4 or 6 and went with the 4 for a more curve-hugging fit. I lost count of how many times people complimented me on this dress! Perfect for a wedding during any season. The pictures don't do it justice- I felt like I was wearing a bouquet of flowers - in the best way possible.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 20, 2016
I felt beautiful and classy!
I thought the fit ran small, my normal size 10 was tight in the chest and since the dress has zero stretch, I had to go with the size 12. The only negative was that towards the end of the night, after several hours of wear, the neckline started irritating my skin. I'm not sure why it started hurting but I was exhausted anyways and just wanted to go home at that point. I loved the dress and how I felt in it, it was nice to step out of my comfort zone with this dress and it stood out in a sea of LBDs!
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