Madison Gown

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$1295 retail

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Stylist Notes

Have your cake and eat it too in this Victorian-inspired Marchesa Notte gown. For a beautiful pastel pairing add Oscar de la Renta’s Music Box Drop 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 - 16.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Tall, 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: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black Floral Printed Tulle (100% Nylon). Strapless. Straight neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Boned bodice. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in China.

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60 reviews
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Large1
True to Size19
Small24
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
March 23, 2016
Very unique and dramatic :)
The print and fabric make this dress very unique. It ran a little small comparing to the other dresses I rented from RTR, but since the photo session was at home so that's fine. My photo session stylist loved it a lot!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 16, 2016
Totally rocked NYE
This dress is everything!!! Edged it out a bit with a white collar shirt & some mid-calf rider boots. Zipper is a bit tricky, but once you're in you're totally winning!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
February 16, 2016
I looked like a princess! love love love this dress!
I would say a little small but perfect if you don't wear a bra!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 22, 2016
I loved this dress so much I didn't want to take it off!!!
This dress was incredible!! It definitely does run small - I'm normally a ten and though I fit in the 14, it was pretty snug. I loved the flowing tulle in the skirt of the dress - although it did get pretty warm in there on the dance floor! The dress is also quite long. I'm 5'6" and wore the regular length with flats. I definitely needed to hold up the front of the dress on stairways but was able to walk comfortably on flat surfaces. My only complaint is that I had to give it back!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 27, 2015
Really great statement dress!
Loved the dress! really great statement dress. The top fits very very snug and I am not large chested. The dress overall was just wonderful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 20, 2015
Besides winning Prom Queen, this dress made my night!
This dress is light weight and has a light fabric layer and then some added tool, so it isn't hard to dance in. It is different then what most girls wear to prom, so you are sure to stand out, in a good way. The dress is also very comfortable. My only critiques would be that the zipper is hard to zip and gets stuck and that it runs a little small. Over all it was another wonderful experience with RTR!
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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 224lbs
December 17, 2015
The dress was unique and gorgeous!
The dress was almost exactly what I expected! It fit very well but the underskirt was a little too short. I am 6 ft tall The over skirt was dreamy but had some long parts that were a little clumsy to walk around so I had to pull up the front during the night to prevent my shoes from getting caught in the tulle. The dress was stunning and I would definitely use RTR again. I'm considering using them for my bridesmaids.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
December 14, 2015
Pretty nice!
Right out of the bag, the dress did not meet my expectations--the tulle skirt seemed flat and flimsy. However, I let it hang out of the bag for almost 2 days until the night of my event and that helped the skirt fill out and breathe. The dress has a double zipper--an inner and an outer and for me, I could breathe a lot better when I only had the outer zipper zipped & left the inner undone. Overall, I was pleased with this dress and received 3 separate compliments from girls I didn't know at the gala I attended, all of whom said they loved the dress, so that was nice to hear!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 10, 2015
an elegant and conservative take on the "princess" dress
I wore this to a black-tie gala at which I was also working. This dress fit well and received several compliments throughout the night! Even better, with the length and size, I could wear flats without anyone knowing. I originally ordered the 6 and 8 R, both of which came to me damaged. This is not a heavy-wear dress. The boning in the bodice has a tendency to pinch or stick you if you're not careful. In addition, the tulle on the bottom is easily wrinkled/torn. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to steam the dress! Overall a beautiful and unusual gala look - 10/10 would wear again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
December 4, 2015
Didn't look as good as the sales photo and lacks boning for those with breasts - didn't wear it.
I ordered the 14L and the 16L and the 16L couldn't be sent. The 14 fit (it could be zipped) but there wasn't enough boning to keep it up well so it sagged. Even when standing strait it seemed to droop too much (I have 36E boobs) and created rolls. It was too tight to wear a strapless bra. My husband didn't think I looked good in it and I trust his eye. It didn't do me any favors so I rejected it and if you have big breasts, I don't recommend it. The skirt/tulle also hung pretty strait and looked tired. It didn't have that fun princess gown wide drape that the photo implies. I usually wear 12 - 14 though I'm closer to a 14 right now so I think it was pretty true to size. Luckily my surprise back up (Wild River Gown by ML) worked. Props to the customer support too. This company is awesome!
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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
November 18, 2015
This dress was shipped on time and shipping back was simple!
I usually wear a 14, but based on other reviews of this dress running small, I ordered the 16L. I'm 5'8" and could have worn 3-4" heels with the long. Otherwise, the dress fit like a glove and was very comfortable! The topmost layer of tulle is longer than expected and was stepped on a few times but not bad. I got compliments all night long, even standing in groups with other women! The middle belt area didn't quite hit my true waist, hitting just above. Overall amazing dress! I wanted to keep it so bad.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2015
Really unique dress!
The dress is beautiful but it absolutely takes another person to zip you up. The tool is beautiful but was mildly hazardous Bc it would stick to the bottom of my heels. Great for standing, talking and boozing, a little harder to dance in. Overall still a stunning dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 12, 2015
Loved it! So beautiful
The 4L wasn't available due to it being returned late, so I wore my backup size of 6R and it fit well because it ran a bit small. It was comfortable and beautiful!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
November 11, 2015
I wore this dress this prom and received so many compliments. Everyone loved it including myself.
It fit perfectly. I had a 4R but never tried it on because the 2R (the backup dress) was perfect. There are two zippers which ensure a nice and snug fit. I wore heels a bit taller than 4 inches with my dress but I still managed to step on the hem of the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
October 30, 2015
A fun, whimsy dress for a charity gala- received compliments all night!
I am usually a zero, but the 2R fit perfectly. The tulle skirt was tons of fun and was perfect with the fitted top. Beautiful & elegant gown. One of my favorites, for sure!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
October 5, 2015
Gorgeous dress . I got a lot of compliments and felt like a princess.
The dress was clearly worn many times, Some of the tulle was ripped and the wire was sticking out and stabbing the side of my boob/ under arm area so that was uncomfortable at times. Other than that it was great.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
October 1, 2015
A princess dress in the best way possible!
The dress fit true to size but the zipper isn't very good, so zipping into it was a little tricky. I have a smaller bust and the strapless bodice fit great, so if you worry that you can't hold up a strapless gown this is a good choice! I was worried about stepping on the tulle at the bottom for most of the night, but if you're careful it should be fine.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
September 23, 2015
great dress for an event but get 2 sizes up!
The dress looked great but it did run REALLY small, particularly in the waist. If you have a wide ribcage, I suggest going two sizes up. I normally wear a 10 but the 12 wasn't even close to fitting. Thank god I also got a 14 or else I would have been going to the event naked. It was also kind of difficult to zip up because there's a weird 2 zipper situation. You're almost certainly going to need help putting it on. The material on top is much thicker than I thought. It made the fit somewhat lumpy near the bust. The overall silhouette was nice and I like the way it cinched in my waist.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 94lbs
September 10, 2015
Stunning gown
This was a really pretty gown! I wore it for several hours. It runs a tad bit small as the 0 took awhile to zip up
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
September 2, 2015
stunning!
So many compliments! This dress is a showstopper. All the tulle makes a heck of a statement. I knew that I would probably need to size up, but the 16 was out of stock so I just crossed my fingers for the 14. It fit, but barely (took two people get me into it) and by the end of the night I couldn't wait to unzip, especially because the boning had been digging into my side for hours. I'd definitely recommend sizing up if you carry your weight in your midsection like I do. (On the upside, it was snug enough that I didn't have to wear a bra!) That said, I'm really glad I wore it. I felt beautiful and glamorous. I'll caution shorter girls to wear heels, though. I wore 3' pumps and the skirt still brushed the floor. I spent a lot of the night worried about stepping on it and ripping it. Would absolutely rent again, just in a bigger size.
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
August 6, 2015
The dress was absolutely stunning.
I am a 34 FF and was able to squeeze the ladies into the size 16. I received compliments all night on the dress.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 5, 2015
Absolutely GORGEOUS but *VERY*dressy!
This dress was actually a backup when one of my sizes wasn't available. I would have never ever picked this dress, in fact when I saw the photo of it after it was already sent, I cringed. However, this dress is stunning. Originally I thought it's so grandma looking, very First Lady but the fit was fabulous and it's so elegant looking. Unfortunately I was going to a wedding that was not black tie so I could not wear it, as I didn't want to outdo the bride. It is that dressy. I absolutely love it and may use it for my next black tie affair.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
July 7, 2015
Didn't wear it but boy do I love it.
Was my back up dress and ending up wearing another dress but boy is this dress amazing. It's comfy and beautiful, fun & flirty. I usually wear a size 2R in dresses but after reading reviews I went with the 4R. Which fit perfectly! I highly recommend this dress. It's beautiful!
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
June 28, 2015
The dress was gorgeous and fit great! Thanks to RTR for overnighting the 2R when the 0R didn't fit.
I'm a size 0 or XS (32D, 111 lbs, 5'4") but the 0R did not fit at all! Thanks to the incredible customer service department for overnighting a 2R at the last minute! That one fit like a glove.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2015
I felt beautiful at prom!
It photographed extremely well and overall I'm very happy with the way everything turned out. I went to one of RTW's stores and tried on dresses. Usually I'm a 4 in dresses, but the women at the store said that it runs small and I should order a 6. They were right! It fit perfectly. The waist was snug and the dress didn't fall down at all. The only thing is my breasts didn't fill out the top completely so I needed to wear a bra with the dress. If you have slightly larger breasts this shouldn't be an issue. I'm about 5'7" and I wore flats with the dress. The dress was fun to twirl and dance in. I definitely recommend this dress! I got so many complements on it!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
June 16, 2015
Came right on time! Perfect fit and great look!
I ordered two sizes 8R and 10L, 8 is generally my size and with this dress it was too small. I have big chest 34DDD so it wasn't closing. I ended up going with 10L which was perfect size and length wise. I'm 5'10 without heels, so with pair of 4inch heels it was great! Had to be careful going up and down the stairs because of the beautiful tulle. I received so many compliments on the style and fit! I felt amazing! I would definitely suggest this dress as a pick! It complimented by curvy figure and had so much grace and class!
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Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
June 12, 2015
I was looking for a dress to wear to the 2015 Tony Awards.
I don't know if it was mis-labeled, but this dress ran so small I could not even hope to zip it up. It was more like a size 12 than 16. Fortunately my backup dress (the exact same size in another style) fit ok - in fact, I probably could have gone down to a size 14 with that one. So go figure. But for me this one was a waste of money.
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Apple
Weight: 181lbs
May 28, 2015
Gorgeous! Love this dress, so much fun :)
I always assume formal wear will run small, and this did, so glad I got the 16! I also thought I'd want the long, but was able to wear Dansko clogs and be amazingly comfortable since I got the regular. Because the waist is tight, I had zero worry about it being strapless, even while dancing.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 12, 2015
We were the most fashionable
This dress ran small for me. I could not wear it to my event. But RTR rocked it out by emailing me the dresses in the style I liked that were available in my sizes. They overnighted me another dress and we were one of the best dressed couples there! The dress was beautiful, but just too tight for me to wear.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
May 12, 2015
The dress is so pretty!
The dress is prefect size for me!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 12, 2015
Dress runs long but overall GORGEOUS dress.
LOVED this dress!! I wore this to my prom paired with RJ GRAZIANO Abbey earrings and 5 inch nude heels since the dress does run long. I got complements all night and wearing this dress made me feel like a princess. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 10, 2015
I will never forget this beautiful dress!
Fit like a glove, although the zipper was a little tricky. By the end of the night, the boning on the left was digging into my side. It was totally worth it though! There's nothing like a few layers of tulle and a floral pattern to make a girl feel like a princess.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 4, 2015
Lovely Junior Prom
While looking for a prom dress on line I decided to check out rent the runway after seeing a blogger I follow use it. I fell in love with this dress and booked a size 2R and 4R in January. I recieved my dress on Thursday April 30th and my prom was May 2nd. I took out the 2R and decided to try it on first, and it fit perfectly. I do wish I couldve used the 4R as the 2R was horribly torn up, but it would've been too big. The top layer of tulle had a large tear in it that dragged and looked pretty obvious when I walked, and the tulle around the back zipper had been ripped and patched up with a hook and eye which looked bizarre. We called in and RTR apologized and said that we could work on the dress to make it work as they had no more 2Rs to overnight. My dad gently patched the tulle up as best he could in both bad spots, and they were for the most part fine. The dress made me feel beautiful, and I didn't want to take it off. I felt very classy and pretty in it. It really is a beautiful gown and I recieved many compliments on it. I was probably the only one who noticed the tears, so it didn't matter too much. This dress is wonderfully girly and I would wear it again in a heartbeat.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
April 15, 2015
Phenomenal, unique and elegant.
Fantastic dress, absolutely adored the fit and feel. Received all sorts of compliments all night. The perfect senior year prom dress. Loved it!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
April 13, 2015
FABULOUS and Floof!
Tons of compliments! I think I heard "you look like a princess" more than once. I'll take it! This dress was so fun and flowy. The only cons were it is a 2 person job to get into this dress. There is an inside zipper to hold you in and then the outside zipper sticks and does not slide easy at all. So have assistance, and half a can of Crisco when you rent this one. The 2R is what I worse and I wore 5 inch heels with it and it was too short of a dress. I ended up changing into flip flops and the length was fine. If you are above 5'6" rent a long size. Great dress for dancing as everyone will stear clear of you because they can see this dress coming from a mile away. I didn't get stepped on once. ;)
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 9, 2015
Love this dress!!!
Fit perfectly. Two zippers, tough to zip on your own, but do-able. Perfect length for flats at my height. Tons of compliments.
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
April 6, 2015
The dress fit small, but if go up a size fits like a dream!
The dress was reviewed by others as running small so I went up a few sized to account for this. I typically wear a 12-14 because of my wide shoulders and rib cage, and I went with a 16 as per the other reviews. It ended up fitting perfectly and looked great for our gala. I will say that the skirt is a little long. I am about 5'5" and wore 4 inch heels and I still needed to gather the tulle to walk.
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 1, 2015
I shined in this dress at my son's Mother/Son dance!
This dress is simply classic and beautiful. The top part has this rose detail that is reminiscent of a vintage style dress. I'm almost 6 feet tall and the dress worked well with kitten heels and even better with some flat sandals as you wouldn't be able to see. Tall heels won't work if you're tall. It covers the midsection well. It is hard to zip up but my husband sprayed some WD40 on a paper towel and rubbed it a little on the zipper and it went right up. Overall I love this dress and didn't want to return it. RTR is my new go-to for dresses!
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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
March 23, 2015
Being able to wear such a beautiful gown was the best part of my recital.
I rented the 14 and 16, but chose the 16 because the 14 was a little tighter on my chest (I am a 36DDD) than I would have liked. This dress was absolutely beautiful and I got compliments from the moment I put it on until the moment I took it off. I am so in love with this dress and I wish I could keep it forever!!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 16, 2015
Stunning and dramatic - runs incredibly small!
I got this dress as a backup - I had ordered another dress from Marchesa Notte in size 0 and was worried it would be too small. I rented this in a size 2 and could barely get zipped into it while the other dress in a size 0 fit perfect . It was also fairly long. That said, had it fit right, this dress is stunning on!
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