Marchesa Notte

Sweet Kiernan Dress

$30 – $45 rental?
$745 retail
Stylist Notes

The exaggerated open neckline and cut-out back modernize this feminine dress by Marchesa Notte. Go bare on jewelry for an elegant wedding look and simply pair with metallic 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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Pink jacquard (37% Polyester, 37% Cotton, 14% Silk, 12% Metal). Short sleeves. Scoop neckline. Pleated full skirt with beading at waist. Hidden zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Open back with gold accented closures. Lined. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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71 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(33)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
November 11, 2014
I loved this dress. I got so many compliments on it!
This fit was a little big. But no so bad that it was unwearable
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 16, 2014
Girly, fun and elegant!
I loved the material of this dress and the skirt was so fun. Due to the open back, you can't wear a bra however the dress held my larger chest in rather well. I received so many compliments on this dress from complete strangers. It would be perfect for a wedding or engagement photos.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 18, 2014
50s chic girly fun
Loved this for a fall wedding look! Comfortable and east to wear. The material is quite thick and I felt ran a tiny bit small. If you're busty I would size up as there is not too much slack even with the open back. It Is also much darker than in the photo - it is a gold and pink woven thread. I thought it would be more baby pink but is much more mid toned. Still beautiful though!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 13, 2014
Countless Compliments!
I absolutely loved this dress! I wore it to a fall wedding in the Florida Keys on the beach. It was comfortable and very flattering. The material made it feel classic but it was fun and flirty with the pleats. I am so happy I chose this dress! It is actually my favorite rental to date!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2014
Very nice, but wouldn't rent again.
I wore this as my second outfit for my engagement pics, and this dress is gorgeous. It is this lovely sort of light tweed, and has an open back which I enjoyed. However, as is often the case with a full bust and a fabric that doesn't give, it was pulled across my chest and sort of cut in under my arms... also it gave the illusion of back fat which I was super aware of throughout the photo session. I am happy with the way it photographed, but there are definitely more flattering and comfortable options out there.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 21, 2014
Extremely Flattering and Flirty
I loved loved this dress. Was perfect for a NYC charity party. The textured fabric doesn't show well in the picture and my arm is covering the fun sparkly detailing. RTR model pic really not a good representation, dress has a lot more gold in it. Would love to rent again
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 10, 2014
Cute dress! The open back makes for a unique and fun dress for a party or wedding!
Fits true to size. The mid section has little give because of the belt though. Those with a bigger bust might have some trouble fitting this dress.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
December 13, 2014
The perfect dress!
This was my first RTR and I was not disappointed. I wore this for a holiday party and the fit was perfect. I have a small waist and chest and the size 4 was perfect. I received numerous compliments and really felt wonderful all night. The color is a brighter lipstick pink with gold undertones that can't quite be captured in a photo. I wish I owned this dress!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 16, 2014
Loved this dress.
Great dress for a wedding. I received so many compliments about this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 22, 2014
Elegant, with a bit of spice
The dress was not exactly what I expected from the picture. As other reviews state the coloring and the type of material come through quite a bit different in person. Someone asked me if it was some kind of tapestry fabric. With that said I LOVE this dress. This is probably my second favorite dress I've ordered from RTR. I ordered up a size as other suggestions state and it fit perfectly. I usually wear a 2, and ended up in the 4. The construction in the bodest adds enough support where a bra is not required. The fun little cut out in the back gives the dress an entirely different feel. I had endless compliments all night long on how pretty the dress looked. With that said, there were a few cons. The 6 I ordered smelled like it had not been cleaned. I'm thankful that ended up being the spare size because I probably would not have worn it due to the smell. The 4 seemed to have been heavily worn. Which seems odd as there are not that many reviews on this particular dress. It also seemed like it was not cleaned properly. The pleats in the front were askew. Either way, this was a great rental!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 21, 2015
Perfect dress for wedding guest
This dress was perfect for a November wedding! It was comfortable without a bra & was supportive enough for dancing. Received compliments all night! Will definitely rent again and wish I had this dress permanently in my closet!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 12, 2015
I rented a dress before from renttherunway but it was a total disappointment. THIS ONE IS AMAZING.
The dress is a beautiful shade. Looks classy but yet is totally a very classy feminine style due to its beautiful colors. The bust felt really tight, and I'm a 34B. So those of you who are bustier up top should maybe choose a different dress or size up. You will not be able to wear a normal bra. I ended up just cutting up an old one that I never wear anyway for the padding/support. The dress is tight enough to support it up through an entire night of dancing. But then again, I don't have much up there to begin with. I was concerned that people were saying it's small, and I normally wear a two, but decided the second free dress size would be enough of wiggle room. Just be aware that the dresses had some wear and tear in them. Nothing major, but the size 4 that I got as a back-up had a small cut on the sleeve portion which was noticeable. Thank goodness I ended up not using it. It's just a risk that comes with this kind of dress rental. But it's a lovely dress and would totally recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 6, 2015
Did not fit!
Very small, I can wear a 4 and the 6 did not fit could not wear it. Fabric does not look the same as in the picture, it's hard and not very nice.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
April 8, 2015
Beautiful flecks of gold.
This is a beautiful dress. I love the gold that is woven in with the pink. I had to wear blush/gold/champagne colors for a wedding in my family, and it went beautifully with the color scheme. The overall fit of the dress was good -- comfortable around the upper waist area, and the length is okay, BUT!! The bust area is small and squashed my chest. I tried the size 6 and it was just absolutely too big for me. I wish they had made the bust area bigger, as I noticed this was a common complaint among the wearers of this dress. I paired them with my Badgley Mischka heels.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
April 11, 2015
Gorgeous dress
I rented this dress for my birthday - I ended up not wearing it, but it is a beautiful dress. It has almost a tweed like texture to it and the open back really makes the dress more playful! The crystal encrusted belt is just the perfect touch!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 2, 2015
Super cute and flirty party dress!
This dress is very cute, classy, girly, flirty and sexy all at the same time. I was told I looked like Barbie in it and got many other compliments. It is just the right length and the cut out in the back is positioned correctly so you can wear a normal bra which is a big plus in my book for comfort.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 3, 2015
Beautiful dress - perfect for a summer wedding!
I got so many compliments on this dress. It was perfect for a summer outdoor wedding, very comfortable, and I loved it. It was a little loose on the waist, so I think I could have gone a size down - I'd recommend going 1 size down for the back-up if you have a small waist. Overall, highly recommended!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
June 17, 2015
Unique dress, wrong color for my occasion
This dress was very unique & lovely. I needed a blush bridesmaid's dress for a June wedding. The color of this dress is much darker than pictured - more purple/gold than pictured. It looked nice on, although I did not take photo. The skirt is quite flared which is nice for those that want to hide their hips or others who want to crate an hourglass shape. I ordered a 6 & 8 & didn't even need to try on the 8. The 6 fit quite well. I could have tried on a 4, but I'm guessing it would have been uncomfortably snug at the waist. Also, the material was a heavy "brocade" type. It would have been much too hot for humid weather. Although this rental didn't work out, I will use RTR again due to their awesome customer service.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
June 22, 2015
Lovely dress!
The styling of this dress is beautiful. The jeweled waist and open back are wonderful details. I have a small chest so I had to use a little bit of fashion tape to keep the scoop neckline from gaping open and revealing my girls! But no bra was necessary. The gold and pink tones to this dress are also cool! It looks very old-world and is super flattering, especially for girls with hips and a tummy. Loved this dress!!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 28, 2015
Truly unique piece. The details stood out without outshining the guest of honor.
The dress came right above my knee, making it longer than it looked in the picture. It was most fitting in the waist. The top piece was a little loose, seemingly stretching as the day went on. I didn't bother attempting a bra with the dress and I was perfectly comfortable. The dress is actually bordeaux and gold but it looks blush or pink. The fabric is sturdy but not so thick it would make you sweat. I felt amazing in the dress and I received a flood of complements.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 9, 2015
The color of this dress pops, the full skirt is figure-flattering, and the cut-out back is sexy!
The pictures don't do the colors of this dress justice. It's a very pretty hot pink that looks like light pink since it is intertwined with gold. The fit of the skirt is great for girls that have fuller hips/bottom. The cut-out back looks gorgeous, but I imagine larger chested girls would have some trouble fitting in the top, as it's pretty tight with no stretch. Since there is no sretch, definitely size up if you are between sizes, as the waist can be tight and doesn't have any stretch either Also, the bra situation is difficult. I was going to do a stick-on bra, but with summer and an outdoor wedding, those slip off with sweat. Instead i wore a strapless bra and tucked the back strap into the cup and secured it with some fashion tape. It would be fine to wear without a bra, the fabric would be thick enough and is lined, but i opted for a little boost/lift and the bra I used worked out fine and wasn't noticeable. Overall, I felt great in this dress, it's very feminine and super unique!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 163lbs
September 8, 2015
Beautiful 'guest of' dress!
Great fit... Has a large opening in the back so you can't wear a bra but with the way it fits it's not really necessary. It kind of flattens your chest. Fabric is really pretty and the embellishment gives it an extra lift without being tacky. Only complaint was that the lining stuck out of the hem so I had to tuck it under my waist a little. I think this may be attributed to multiple dry cleanings and the jacquard starting to shrink a little.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 23, 2015
Great fit and flare!
The dress has a little more gold detail than I expected, but I loved it. Received a lot of comments on the belt detail asking if it was included (it obviously is). Very fun dress.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 1, 2015
This dress provided a perfect hourglass silhouette and shined a beautiful rose gold in the sunshine!
The fit was perfect. I opted to wear my larger back up because it was an outdoor wedding, at 103 degrees in Temecula, CA and I wanted to be as comfortable as possible dancing the night away. I didn't need to wear a bra as the material was thick and snug enough to hold the girls in! I got SO many compliments on this dress and the fact that it was easy to wear and easy to move in was a huge plus. Rent the Runway made the experience simple and easy and I couldn't be more pleased!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Bust size: 32A
October 16, 2015
I would rent this dress again!
I didn't get a chance to wear this dress because i was informed the day before it was supposed to ship out to me that the dress didn't arrived in their facility on time. The reason this gets 5 stars is because the costumer service was excellent in providing me details about my order. Can't wait to use rent the runway again!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 5, 2015
Amazing dress, just the right balance of glamorous and fun!
I can't say enough good things about this dress. I have a large ribcage, so I sized up to a 10, which fit perfectly and made my boobs look great without a bra. (The fabric was thick enough for an early-fall wedding in Maine, including a sunset cocktail cruise on a lake.) I guess the only con was because of sizing up, the cap sleeves were kind of loose on my shoulders, but I doubt anyone noticed. The open back was very impressive and set me apart from all the other guests at the wedding. The fabric was rich and textured with shiny gold accents that made it feel very fancy. The skirt was not to short and not too long. Totally perfect!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 12, 2015
Wore this gem for a wedding and it was just perfect!
This dress fit perfectly, and had a great deal of little details that made it truly amazing! I received so many compliments on it. This may have been one of my greatest rentals yet! Thanks again RTR!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 27, 2015
Ridiculous.
DO NOT rent this dress if you have any boobs at all. This is ridiculous. I rented this in a size 12 thinking there should be enough room, but clearly there wasn't. The dress fit otherwise but it is obviously unwearable. Too bad, the fabric and beading was beautiful.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
December 16, 2015
This is so cheesy, but the dress made me feel really pretty.
I originally clicked the dress because it was really cute, but I also saw in the user pictures that every body type seems to look great in it. And I'm glad I chose it, because it looked PERFECT. 1. The sleeve/shoulder area is tight when lifting your arms, so that range of motion is a bit limited 2. In case you can't see, there is a REALLY pretty gold fabric woven throughout 3. It's lined with a hot pink slip, and you can twirl, and the skirt will spin up high, but the slip stays down but looks like it's part of the dress. 4. nothing irritated me at all. That's a big plus. No chaffing, no tight armholes, or scratchiness.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 24
January 6, 2016
Everyone loves it
The dress fits true to size in the waist BUT if you have a decent sized chest you may be uncomfortable. The top is small compared to the rest of the dress. I wear a B cup and the top was snug but it gave me a little boost in that area so I can't complain lol. So I would go up in size if you have a bigger chest. You may be uncomfortable otherwise. Also, the dress is not the pale pink it looks like in pictures. It's more of a magenta. Still very pretty but if you were hoping for a light pink, you should probably keep looking. Loved the dress overall
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 15, 2016
Dress Up Day At School!
I rented this dress for senior dress up day at my high school. Since I ordered it two days before I needed it, I had to pay for rush shipping. But it was worth it! Though the underskirt of the dress was a little too long (I had to pin it) and it didn't look brand new, it was beautiful. I got so many compliments throughout the day and I felt really good. The color definitely intrigued people. It looks amazing with nude heels! If I could offer any advice, I would have to agree with the other reviewers and say don't order this dress if you're busty. I'm not, but it was still a tiny bit tight at times.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 28, 2016
Cute dress, but worn a few too many times.
I rented this for my company holiday party. It was perfect for the affair, fit well, but seemed like it was worn few too many times. The hem was uneven, maybe from dry cleaning repeatedly, and it smelt a little musty. The lining poked out the bottom a bit.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
February 9, 2016
color is lovely!
i'm going to agree with the other reviewers, small in the chest! i didn't wear a bra (because it wouldn't fit) so if you have a large bust, steer clear. the shade compliments a pale skin tone so i was smitten!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 9, 2016
I loved the color of this dress - I felt like a princess!
Although every rating said to size up in this dress, I wore my regular size and it fit perfectly! I liked that it was tighter in the bust - it allowed me to wear the dress without a bra, which was great because of the open back. I loved the fabric of the dress - it's really a darker pink with more gold than the photos show. I would definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
March 24, 2016
very beautiful dress
loved the color, and back of the dress (backless) and the accented color of the waist was a plus. Glad I got a back up dress because I gained a couple pounds before the wedding. The dress is a bit restricting at the shoulders, not too much, but if you wanted to tie your hair up in a high bun, you would have some trouble.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
March 25, 2016
This dress was perfect for a semi-formal wedding!
This was my back up dress and I only ordered it in a size 12 but the fit was true to size. I loved the open back on the dress but definitely could not wear a bra with it. Lovely dress as I received lots of compliments, highly recommended.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 27, 2016
Classic look for a baby shower
I rented this dress for my best friend's baby shower; it was perfect for the event. The design is classic with the snug bodice and pleated skirt; the back is a bit more edgy since it's open. I definitely recommend this dress for small chested women like myself. I imagine this may be difficult to wear if you had a big chest or larger arms, as the sleeves are a little snug too. Like many other reviews stated, the color is different in person. It's not a bad color, just more neutral than expected which left me wishing I would have gotten a spray tan. Overall it was great though!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
April 4, 2016
Lovely Blush Color, fun on the dance floor!
The best part of this dress is the fun back! It's so lovely and pretty under evening lights. Has a slight shimmer. If you are busty, it's very form fitting in the chest, so I was a little pushed in....but not a deal breaker. The only off thing is the 'pleats' in the front...they make it look like 'it's cold outside' but really just the points of the dress. I overall think it was a good rental...lovely fabric, good color, fun to dance in. It is a little heavier, so maybe not a first choice in the summer.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 7, 2016
Tight on the arms but cute!
Rented this for my bridal shower. It was actually pretty cute and I would've worn it had I sized up. It was tight on the arms. Fun and flirty!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
April 17, 2016
Gorgeous!
This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The open back is a perfect touch, adds a subtle sexiness while maintaining a sweet feminine vibe. The shape of the dress could flatter any body type. The length was about fingertip reach on me. The jeweled belt was striking, not gaudy. If your bust is on the smaller side, I would recommended sizing down. The four was a little roomy up top. My only issue was with the condition of the dress. It definitely had some miles on it, a few minor snags but not noticeable if you weren't looking for them. That's the only reason it didn't get five stars.
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