Laurel Dress

$35 rental
$795 retail

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Stylist Notes

Admire the city of lights in this Marchessa Notte lace dress with that someone special. Get ready to say I do!

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black & Gold Lace (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with peplum detail. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Made in China.

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150 reviews
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(2)
True to Size
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Small
(34)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 15, 2016
Pretty dress!
I thought the dress was pretty, and it fit me well and I received many compliments. It was somewhat "trendy" with the crinoline skirt, but it was a trendy crowd of people so it worked out. Maybe not my favorite dress or fit (I've got a short torso, so the top was a bit looser than I would have liked), but still very pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 10, 2016
Multiple compliments! Stood out in a classy way at Steampunk themed event.
I ordered the size 2, with the backup size 0 since I read the other comments and I guess I am clueless to regular dress sizing. I ended up wearing the size 0 which fit perfectly! (For reference I have a 26" waist) The lining skirt that is under the tulle skirt fit tight like a pencil skirt, so that was the only thing that surprised me about this dress. Otherwise I felt classy, sophisticated, yet reserved in this dress at a "Steampunk" themed gala, amongst more costume-y guests.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 28, 2016
Perfect dress to attend the ballet!
The material quality and color was perfect! The gold really pops on the black. I would say it's definitely for a smaller chest otherwise lots of cleavage.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
July 20, 2016
Comfortable yet Classy
I rented this for a formal gala. I wore the size 6, the 8 was too large. The dress fit great and I was very comfortable. I received several compliments all night.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
July 15, 2016
Gorgeous, flattering. Forgive the cliche, but it's a total showstopper!
Apologies for my pictures :) This dress was perfect for a formal wedding in Richmond, VA. The golden lace bodice portion is very slimming, and I felt like I could actually drink and eat throughout the evening. There is something spectacular about the gold/black combo and this dress is certainly on the fancier side. The neckline is intricate enough where you shouldn't need a necklace and I did not feel that I needed a bra with this dress.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
July 13, 2016
Wedding
When reviews said no give in the hips.... Listen. I did, and thank god I sized up to a 4. I could barely get into the size up. I am usually a size 2 in more "a line" dresses, or a dress with any amount of stretch, but my hips don't lie! And this dress don't give. Conclusion: This might not be a good choice if you have big hips and a booty, while simultaneously wanting to walk lol. However, I didn't mind having to take baby steps all night bc the dress was gorgeous. So many compliments!!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
June 27, 2016
This was one of the fanciest dresses I've ever worn. I felt like a princess!
Fits true to size :)
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Weight: 120lbs
June 24, 2016
Unique, eye-catching dress
Compliments all night long. Fit was good, though definitely pretty tight through hips. more cleavage than I anticipated, but not distasteful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 182lbs
June 21, 2016
Beautiful dress with perfect coverage. I loved the fact that it covered all of my problem areas :)
Beautiful dress with perfect coverage. I loved the fact that it covered all of my problem areas :) The sheer material along the top gave it an added sexy feel, while the length kept it appropriate. Another great RTR hit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
June 14, 2016
Classic and Pretty
This is what I wore to a wedding that had a classy/vintage-glam theme and black and gold as the official wedding colors - how could I NOT pick this dress? It did remind me of something I would see on Mad Men. I normally wear a 6 and ordered a 4 as my backup size. When it arrived, I pulled it out of the bag and thought... "Hmm". I have never been a huge fan of anything frilly or full - and this dress looked fuller than I expected it to be on the bottom, especially with the peplum. I truly didn't expect to like it that much when I put it on. I optimistically tried the size 4 first, and it fit. I honestly can't say if this dress runs large, because I have been working out more and have slightly toned up, so my size might be different than my usual 6 right now. Once I had the dress on, I liked it a lot more than on the hanger. As previous reviews have stated, it isn't exactly a "sexy" dress - it's quite conservative. The second time I tried it on, I liked it even more - it grew on me! Initially I tried it on with a regular strapless bra and that gave it a really restrictive feel up top and made me look flat. I am not busty and it has NO give, so I can't imagine this would be a great dress for someone who is very busty. I got a $20 stick-on gel bra, and that completely remedied the problem - without the bra band, it wasn't so tight around my ribcage but I still had some shape and lift from the gel cups. It even gave me nice cleavage, so that was an added bonus. Also, I recommend putting your shoes on first if you have buckles around the ankles or anything, because the top has no stretch, it was hard for me to lean down to buckle my heels the first time I tried the dress on with them. At the wedding, my dress was a total hit and I got tons of compliments. It was called "fabulous" more times than I can count. This dress is not slinky and sexy, but it is stunning and has a graceful elegance. It will turn heads without flashing a ton of skin.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 10, 2016
Beautiful dress, perfect for a black tie affair!
The dress was absolutely beautiful, very comfortable. I loved the illusion neckline. It was perfect for the fancy black tie wedding we attended. Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
June 7, 2016
Had fun with rent the runway! Can't wait to do it again :)
Selected this dress for a formal wedding. (I was hesitant to do a long gown because I am short.) It def runs small, so I am glad I selected the larger size as my backup dress. The under layer to the skirt is so pretty I wish it wasn't covered with the sheer black. However, the dress is very pretty and was comfortable for the hot evening wedding.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 118lbs
June 7, 2016
It was a different style for me, but was a great fit for the night's theme.
I loved the dress! The material and design were fantastic and it fit great. The only drawback was that it hits at your natural waist and I prefer the waistline to sit at my hips.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
May 31, 2016
perfect!
I wore this to a black tie optional wedding -- it was formal enough that it was appropriate even though it wasn't long. I also liked that the lace top kept the girls secure without looking matronly.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 152lbs
May 19, 2016
Beautiful Dress, Definitely Runs Small
Loved this dress, wore it to a gala for the legal community. I received several compliments throughout the night and it was perfect for a black tie optional event. Loved that the neckline didn't require a necklace. I would say the dress runs nearly a full size small. I'm usually a large 6 or a small 8 and I just barely got the 8 zipped up and it probably would have looked a little better if I had ordered a 10, but it wasn't available as a backup size. I'm about 5'4 and the tulle part of the skirt hit just below my knees. First RTR experience, very satisfied and will use again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
May 17, 2016
Funky and fun -- B+
This dress was fun and interesting and I did get a few compliments on it. The fabric was not entirely comfortable and the dress wasn't exactly "cute" though it was classy and well suited for the formal occasion that I went to. I wore a size 6 which seemed a little long on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 29, 2016
So many compliments! It is a stunning dress!
The dress was a little tight in the hips than what I was expecting, but it was gorgeous on! I loved the color of the gold and the different textures of it. Wore gold bangles, black patterned hose and a black pashmina which really completed the look. It was a great dress, just not used to dresses that hug your hips!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
April 26, 2016
I literally squealed while trying this dress on!
This dress is elegant and sexy without being over the top. It is a head turner! Any age group could pull this off. I wore a strapless bra and did fine. I did feel like it was a little "chesty" for a church wedding- at least I know for next time. The liner is also very thick and short. This made it difficult getting in and out of the car. I wore a skirt extender to give it more length. It is very forgiving if you are bottom heavy. This dress was AMAZING!! I highly recommend it to anyone.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
April 24, 2016
One of a kind dress! I loved how I felt and looked all night!
I wore this to a Casino-themed party. In looking for a dress I wanted something flashy but classy- something that would stand out. This was all of that and more! As the other reviews say, the dress runs small so I'm glad I had the 8. The only issues I had were that the lace on the shoulders was a bit itchy, but nothing unbearable and that the inner part of the skit did not stretch or leave a lot of room for movement, but again, it did not stop me from dancing the night away!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
April 17, 2016
Easy breezy! Love the easy return without thinking about dry cleaning at all!
lots of compliments..even from strangers! I wanted to hold on to this dress. :)
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Weight: 130lbs
April 14, 2016
Delicate and flattering
I loved this dress and got tons of compliments! Wore it for an Indian wedding - the gold detailing made me feel like I fit in with all the gorgeous saris. If I could afford it, I'd buy this dress outright because I got so many compliments. Perfect for slightly more formal weddings/events or for the dreaded "black tie optional" events. Fit: Ended up going with the 4 (my usual size) but I'm glad the 6 was my backup. It was a little too tight in the 4 to wear a bra, which was ok because there was boning that made a bra unnecessary. However, there isn't a ton of support (no actual cups, just tight fabric) so if I had wanted to wear a bra, I would have needed the 6. As others have mentioned, the underskirt is a pencil skirt beneath the tulle. I was still able to dance, but it's not quite as roomy as the silhouette would suggest. The pencil skirt did make me feel like my butt was covered even when dancing and the flouncy parts would swish up. Another advantage is that it needs very little in the way of accessories - I had simple gold earrings and black pumps and let the dress speak for itself. Also - not sure if my profile is showing it, but my bust is 34C.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 30, 2016
This dress is super flattering and stands out without the gold being over the top. Would wear again!
Great fitting waist with fun tulle skirt! Lace is not itchy at all
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 25, 2016
AMAZING, one-of-a-kind!
This dress is so gorgeous. I had NYE on Thursday in Minneapolis, and a wedding rehearsal dinner in Cincinnati, and I was able to wear it to both. The detail is so lovely, especially around the neckline. I rent from RTR frequently, and this is one of my favorite dresses, hands down.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
March 20, 2016
Gorgeous dress and received many, many compliments!
I typically wear a size 6, but noticed how other reviews said it runs small. The size 8 was not available so I was sent a second gorgeous dress, but my heart was set on this one. It was a little tight, but not uncomfortable (and nothing that a little Spanx can't fit!). My husband said it was the best dress I have ever worn to this yearly event. Elegant, classy with a little bit of modern flair. Felt beautiful in it!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 19, 2016
Stunning dress!
Very flattering, beautiful dress. The boning in the bodice makes it very fitted, but not uncomfortable. Both the chest area and the underpart of the shirt is snug so I wouldn't recommend for anyone who is curvy. Worked well on my fairly straight, athletic body. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
March 7, 2016
Felt beautiful and fit in with the Oscars themed night.
Fits pretty true to size. I could have used one size smaller since I lost a few inches and realized I am not quite a 4 anymore, but there was no 2 available. Still wore it and it was still beautiful. Everyone loved it.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Weight: 105lbs
March 2, 2016
Beautiful detail on this dress with a great fit
I absolutely loved this dress! I normally wear a 0 but the 2 was the only size available. After reading reviews that suggested ordering a size up, I decided to give it a try anyway. They were right, the 2 fit perfectly. I loved the uniqueness and detail of this dress, and felt beautiful wearing it. I might even rent it again!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
February 24, 2016
Spending the day with my husband
Dress is very beautiful, the zipper was a little tough to work and I was nervous not to catch the lace portion of the dress. Very subtle, but pretty dress. Delivered in time in a garment bag and drop off was just as easy.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 22, 2016
This dreess is fantastic. Really flattering, and I suspect it looks good on a lot of body types.
Due to the mesh top, I had to wear an adhesive strapless, backless bra, which wokred perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 17, 2016
Beautiful dress
Absolutely beautiful dress, but it is not made for anyone with an hourglass or pear figure. So sad. I really wanted this one to work out.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
February 15, 2016
Perfectly classy stunner for a work event!
I needed a dress for a Moulin Rouge-themed, dressy event with my work colleagues. Given that fishnets and a garter belt were clearly not an option, I turned to RTR to find a classic lace dress that would hint at the theme - and this was perfect. No, it's not a super-sexy body con dress. If you want something to knock your significant other's socks off on date night, this is not your dress. But if you want to stand out as a vision of pure class, rent this. It's a tad small - I'm usually a 2 or 0 in dresses, and the 2 was snug. However, the 4 didn't hang right, and because it was a bit longer, showed more clevage than I liked. Bonus - you can wear this with any strapless bra, and it's so detailed you don't need much jewelry. I paired it with some pretty drop earrings, a red lip and gold heels, similar to the model's.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
February 10, 2016
I loved this dress! One of my favorite of all the dresses I've rented. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
The fit was a little on the small side.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 9, 2016
My favorite rental to date!
I wore this dress to a formal work party. I absolutely loved every second in the dress and didn't want to take it off! I have a larger bust, 34DD the dress showed a bit more cleavage than I'd prefer and my nude strapless bra poked out a little but wasn't super noticeable. The dress was extremely comfortable, although it did ride up when sitting. Overall I would love to rent this again, it was feminine and beautiful!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
January 31, 2016
Gorgeous dress
Loved this dress. The fabric is high quality and looks amazing in person. It fits true to size, but I'd go a size up rather than down for backup. I'd rent this again!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 21, 2016
Fun, elegant - sexy but still modest enough for more conservative, formal occasions
I've just had a baby and don't fit in to my pre-baby clothes yet- so it was so awesome to be able to wear this to my friend's wedding and feel elegant and beautiful. I got so many compliments on it it and the details of this dress are stunning. It fit me perfect - but if I'd had a bigger bust or bigger hips it would have been a little snug - probably not the best dress for a curvier women. Alternative sizes weren't available when I ordered it - so I'm glad it fit. If you have the option, I would order one size up just to be safe!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
January 14, 2016
Loved the dress- perfect mix of dressy with a little sexy, but not too much for a family wedding.
Fit was snug in the bust- (34D) and I barely got it zipped, but once on it did not look tight at all. Liked the fact it could be a little sexy with cleavage, but still covered with the mesh so you did not feel overexposed. I am a 34 D, and the bust was snug for sure, too snug for me personally. Fit nicely throughout other than that. My mother-in-law liked it, so it was a big win in my book! It was for a nice family wedding, reception was at the St. Regis in DC, perfect for the venue. Very comfortable for dancing. I recommend this dress, felt very pretty in it, but would suggest going up a size if you are busty at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 3
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
January 2, 2016
This was the perfect choice for a formal New Year's Eve party at a private club
This dress fits true to size. It is body clinging & does not stretch, so be sure to choose 2 sizes that you think would work. The 2 size worked perfectly for me. Really beautiful fabrics & design and the gold design carries through to the dress under the tulle. Received many compliments, wore it with gold strappy sandals rather than black shoes & they were perfect for it. Great dress to dance in & very comfortable. A 10+ !
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 69
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 31, 2015
Did not wear this dress because although the overall fit was good, it was too short waisted
I loved this dress but could not wear it because it was too short waisted. I am 5'7"
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 21, 2015
It is beautiful in pictures, I hope to rent it again one day
As excited as i was for the dress... i never received it... Apparently the previous renter had done some damage and they didn't have another one to send which is understandable... the backup that they sent to me, which was more cost than the rental which was nice :) just wasn't right for the event. I wound up going out to buy a dress the day before the event. Still love it and would like to try again
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
December 14, 2015
Being surrounded by people who dress up exquisitely on the regular and feeling like I am top notch.
The dress ran small and thankfully I read other comments from others and went with the size up. I don't ever wear dresses and so the underskirt made me nervous to wear and show off a little bit of leg, but the outer skirt layer made it so much more comfortable to wear. The most snug part was right at the waist, especially when sitting. My skin is super sensitive to fabrics (textures) and to my surprise nothing rubbed me wrong or caused me to break out. I loved love loved this dress and felt so beautiful in it. I would wear it again! Compliments throughout the night from people I have known for years and people I had just met. Even the rich, snooty woman at my husband's Christmas party was begging me to tell her where I got it.
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