MARCOBOLOGNA

Such A Square Sheath

$35 rental
$385 retail
Stylist Notes

Go for that insanely chic look with this MARCOBOLOGNA black mini. A mod style for you to show off your fashion sense at the dinner party.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Italian Sizing. Sized 38-44.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust and may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Not fitted - very loosely fitted at waist
HIPS: Fitted - dress is most fitted though the hips; consider sizing up for fuller hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Product Details

Black stretch crepe (63% Polyester, 22% Viscose, 5% Elastane). Cap Sleeves. Crew neckline. Grosgrain detail on shoulders. Shift body. Exposed center back zipper. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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153 reviews
Fit
Large
(15)
True to Size
(86)
Small
(30)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 1, 2012
Super Cute Sheath!
This dress was really cute! I loved the pockets and the shoulder detail was really fun also. This dress does run small, I was much more comfortable in the size 42( size 6) because the arms and hips are very fitted and the fabric has no stretch. This dress hit about 3 inches above my knee. Pair this with a great statement necklace, and you are good to go!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
October 12, 2012
I couldn't wear this dress. Larger size barely fit up top but then was loose on bottom.
This is a nice, well made dress. It's not dramatic but has a great finish to it. However, it was very tight/narrow at the top.
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 18, 2012
Pockets ruin the shape
For someone with a curvy shape, this dress did absolutely nothing for me. I'm usually between a 6 and a 8, and the 10 in this still didn't fit right. It might work better on someone without a butt, but I feel like my butt stretched the dress in a way that made the pockets stick out and made me look like a rectangle from the front. Just not flattering. The dress was also thick and heavy (almost felt like a wetsuit) so it would work best in the spring/fall.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 50lbs
October 19, 2012
Perfect sheath dress to go from day to night!
This dress is amazing. Runs a little snug through the hips so if you're an hourglass size up. Dress was super comfortable and can easily go from day to night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
October 22, 2012
Great dress! Very comfortable! I was able to dance and did not have to worry. I would wear it again.
Go down a size when ordering. Only con is that the zipper on the back pulled at my hair all night.
ehDecember 1, 2013
gorgeous!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Body type: Athletic
October 29, 2012
The dress was perfect for a cocktail party, felt great on!
The dress is true to size and very comfy (loved that you didn't need special undergarments) and LOVED the pockets! No complaints from me, it is pretty basic so the tops of sleeves adds some detail. Got lots of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 19, 2012
Perfect for glammed up yet casual occassion
I really loved the cut of this sheath! Although in a prior review it was said to be snug in the hip area, I found it to fit comfortably thru the hip and bum area. It hits right above the knee on a 5'5 hourglass frame and will require some assistance with the back zip. Also, the quality of the fabric was wonderful and thick, appropiate for Fall/Winter wear. Katie was absolutely a pleasure to work with and offered coordinating accessories to complete the look. I will definately rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
November 21, 2012
Am currently 7 months pregnant, rented this dress for a wedding
Found this dress under the "bump friendly" section. Definitely a GREAT maternity dress as it has A LOT of stretch. Was 5'2 105 lbs before pregnancy and was still able to fit into a 38 even being 7 months pregnant. My ONLY issue with the dress is that it has pockets, and they definitely puckered. I would recommend going up a size if you want the dress to be less fitted (if you are pregnant!) so that the pockets lay flat.
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Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 9, 2012
Perfect, stylish but modest dress! Great for the occasion!
I really loved the dress. I was a little worried the dress would be too square for my petite frame, but that wasn't the case. It fit well at the top and around the hips- didn't look too boxy. It was a little big around the stomach area but I didn't want to tight dress. I'm 5'3" and the length was great! I also loved weight of fabric- it was heavy. The dress has pockets- which I could have done without because they puckered. Overall, I loved the dress. It was the perfect dress to wear to my boyfriend's holiday party, he is a doctor and I need something modest but stylish. I was really happy with the dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 13, 2012
Not made for anyone with curves.
I received this dress as an alternate when the 2nd size of the dress that I originally ordered was not available. I have an hourglass shape and this did not work whatsoever.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
December 17, 2012
Easy to wear!
I wore this dress for a holiday party and it was super comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 19, 2012
Didnt end up wearing it :(
Its a great looking dress, a nice thick stretch material. I ordered 2 sizes, but one was too tight and other too big. The pockets puckered a lot, and if you have any hips whatsoever it is very unflattering because the pockets make you look wider than you are.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
December 26, 2012
Plain Black Dress
Thick material, which is nice for winter time occasions. The pockets make the dress less flattering. True to size - had to wear the 44 because of the length.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 28, 2012
N/A
It runs a lot smaller than I was anticipating, I generally wear a size 4 in most but even the 6 was snug which made the pockets look funny on my hips. I tried to call RTR to see if they could overnight another one but they said they couldn't. Its a classic dress that goes with any occasion but just make sure to size up when ordering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143lbs
January 18, 2013
Tons of compliments from my coworkers and boss (who were both men and women) especially the necklace
Definitely runs small and I had to go a size up to get the pockets to lay flat and the right fit in the hips but once I did the dress fit really well. Really chic and sophisticated without trying too hard. I also wore the necklace that's in the picture and it made the dress.
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 5, 2013
Very cute, well made dress - not a flattering fit for me
I ordered this in 2 sizes, the 40 and the 42, to wear to a rehearsal dinner. The 40 fit well in the body but was a bit tight around the shoulders, while I drowned in the 42. I ultimately ended up wearing a different dress, but I was disappointed that this didn't work out. Very cute - the perfect LBD that's more conservative. The material was thick and heavy, so I'd take that into consideration when deciding to rent.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
March 16, 2013
A great LBD for many occasions
My husband and I were invited to a fancy event where there would be many people that we hadn't met before. This dress is quite the chameleon and ended up being a perfect choice for the successful and monied crowd in attendance. I was a bit worried when I saw it on the hanger, but it really comes to life once you step into it. It is not flashy, but you will receive flattering glances if you wear this. I felt very polished. I give this a 'runs small' note as I think of myself as having skinny arms and the sleeves really fit snuggly. Minus one star as the pockets created a bit of an odd silhouette. I ended up taping them shut with fashion tape which solved the issue.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 19, 2013
Simle, elegant, and conservative
I thought this would be a bit shorter and the neck was just a bit higher than I expected, so it was actually a little on the conservative side for the party I wore it to. However, it fit nicely with high quality, thick fabric, and looked really nice in a simple, elegant way. Would not recommend for summer since it's a bit heavy, but looks great with tights for colder weather.
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 8, 2013
Pretty, but kinda boring compared to the other dresses available from RTR.
True to size but the sleeves were uncomfortably tight around my arms. The dress fit well everywhere else. The zipper in the back is silver, so I wasn't comfortable wearing gold. I took a picture but the the dress doesn't photograph well. It's actually much prettier in person, but like I said, kind of boring compared to the other choices available.
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 24, 2013
I received tons of compliments on the Kate Spade necklace!
I wore this dress to a wedding on April 20th, 2013. I liked it because it was simple, and I could fancy it up with a fun necklace. It was an outdoor wedding (and freezing!), so it was nice to have the sleeves. I wore the size 6 in this dress because the 4 was WAY too short on me. The 6 was a little roomy in the midsection...but I was comfortable which was great because I was 9 weeks pregnant (and I didn't want anything tight). The dress does have pockets - and they kind of hit you at an awkward area. They're right at your hips so they tend to make your hips look bigger than you might be. The fabric is pretty heavy. If it happened to be hot outside, I would've felt silly wearing that weight of fabric. But, luckily, it was pretty cold that night. So, note that if you wanted to rent this dress in the summer!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 26, 2013
Perfect little black dress
I wore this for a work event which is why I went with the size 40. Had it been for a party with friends I may have gone for the 38, which was sexier in a tighter and shorter way. This dress was perfect for my needs, I loved the pockets and the thick fabric was great for early march in NYC. Would rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
April 26, 2013
So simple...but so chic!
I've rented a lot of dresses over the years, and this dress was among my biggest surprises. The detailing is lovely (the grosgrain detail on the exposed zipper is actually repeated at the shoulders; it's subtle, but interesting, and adds a touch of femininity to a very modern style). Perhaps it was my decision to go with the 4 (instead of the 6), but I was surprised by how much more of a shape this dress has in person. On the model, it looks pretty boxy, so my expectations were low. But on me, the overall look was much more fitted. It was very short, even on my 5'2" frame; when I was standing it hit about 2" above my knee, but when I sat, it really hiked up (something to watch out for if you're planning to wear spanx or control top hose). This dress is very well made--the material is heavy (it's definitely not a summer LBD, and would be more comfortable in spring, fall, or even winter with a pair of opaque stockings). In terms of sizing, I wore my true size, but it definitely runs slightly small. If you're debating which size to choose for your back-up, definitely size up. The only real issue to be aware of is that the pockets aren't really functional. On both of the sizes I received, the lining of the pockets was split or shredded on the inside of the dress. It didn't affect the appearance of the dress, and it was tight enough that loading up my pockets wasn't an option to begin with, but if you were thinking about sizing up and throwing your phone or lip gloss in a pocket, it might not be possible. Overall, I was thrilled with this rental, and would even consider buying this dress if I saw it on sale. It's incredibly versatile; perfect for those occasions where you're unsure of the dress code and don't want to feel over- or -under-dressed. I wore it to a celebratory work event, and felt perfectly appropriate. I accessorized it with a statement cuff from RTR and my own black pearl drop earrings. Super simple, but very elegant!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 2, 2013
I thought this dress would be perfect for a wedding , but the zipper makes it look extremely cheap.
The zipper detailing makes the dress look like it's inside out. I would not have ordered this dress had I noticed the detailing. I was very disappointed with it. Luckily I decided to get an extra dress for the weekend just in case. Thankfully that dress fit well and looked nice. Had this been the first time I used RTR there's no way I would have ordered from here again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 22, 2013
Perfect dress, so many compliments!
This dress is the perfect LBD! It also has pockets! I wore the 38 which was a little snug and short but it worked out great. The 40 would have probably fit a little better. All and all, I wish I could buy this dress and keep it forever.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 10, 2013
Cute.Comfy.Classy.
If you live in the Midwest you'd understand the desire to have a cute dress, that pairs easily with tights, has a fabric that can stand up to the cold and still allows you to break it down on the dance floor at weddings. This dress accomplished all of the above. I can't remember which I size I wore for sure (sorry girls!!!) but I think I went with the 44 because of the additional length and room in the hips. This was such an easy dress to wear. Pair it with fun lace tights and a statement necklace and you're all set. I thought the fabric was perfect for a winter wedding but I wouldn't hesitate to rent this for a spring or fall event either. Might be a little too thick for a summer daytime event but would be perfect for a chilly summer night. LOVED IT! Thanks RTR!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
July 3, 2013
Cute for an Outdoor wedding! :)
I really liked this dress - as did my husband - so I guess that's what counts the most! Wore it for an outdoor wedding, the temperature was about 70 and the dress was perfect for that. I was a little nervous I would be too warm, because the fabric is pretty heavy. I have larger hips compared the rest of my body, so the fit was snug there, and the reason why I went a size up. Also, I am about 5'9 so it was short if I lifted my arms up to dance, but feel above the knee. I liked this dress, got several compliments, it was comfy and I felt confident in it. The Kate Spade bib necklace went Perfect with the dress, the necklace really made the outfit. It was definitely heavy and the white beads look more marble cream - they have a swirl to them that isn't clear on the picture. I loved the necklace and would have loved to keep it, it was a great statement necklace! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 8, 2013
classic look
i loved this dress. the sleeves were a bit tight, but that's okay. i loved the pockets and the dress was a bit heavy/thick but i loved that about it.
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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
September 11, 2013
Dress made for someone with no curves!
I rented this dress for a wedding hoping to wear a simple black dress with fun accessories but should have paid more attention to the reviews before ordering. The dress has side pockets that unfortunately stick out if you have any hips whatsoever. I normally wear a 4 but the pockets stuck out way too much, I tried the 6 which was better with the pockets but looser everywhere else. I am dissapointed to have to send it back! If you have any hesitation about the pocket situation you probably should not rent this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 21, 2013
Great dress for any occassion!
I loved this dress. I received so many compliments. The pockets are a great addition!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 2, 2013
Classy & comfortable!
This was an easy, comfortable, classy dress for a night at the symphony. I am a size 2 or 4, so I rented both sizes (38 & 40) and went with the size 40. The 38 was a bit tight in the shoulders and hips. The 40 was perfect! The material is a relatively thick knit--good for fall/winter. The pockets do make the dress stick out a little at the hips, but this was a very minor flaw and did not ruin my night or pictures or confidence at all! The length was perfect--definitely on the shorter side but the dress is so conservative everywhere else that the length keeps the dress young and flirty. I highly recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
December 8, 2013
This is a great dress!
I didn't actually get to wear the dress because of a severe ice storm in Dallas but it is a great dress for a work dinner or date. I felt very classy in it and the fabric is very luxurious and makes you feel like a million bucks!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 11, 2013
Simple, Classy and Elegant!
I wore this dress to a corporate holiday party. I received many compliments on how classy the dress was. I think the dress runs a little bit on the bigger side. I ordered a size down as my backup and was able to fit into it perfectly. The dress is simple so it definitely needs to be accessorized. I would definitely wear it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
December 30, 2013
Simple, comfortable dress that can be accessorized a number of ways. .
I liked the dress for it's comfort and simplicity but it wasn't what i expected. I liked the heavy material. I had to tape the pockets shut b/c the jutted out making my hips look wide. The back zipper is a neat detail.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
January 13, 2014
Not a fan!
I use RTR all the time and just love their service...this review is nothing on them. However, I HATED this dress. The name sums it up. I looked like a square. It provided me with no shape and the material was too thick to add a belt. Even my husband, who always says I look nice, told me to return the dress. Sorry for being negative Nancy, really just not a fan!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 14, 2014
Really awesome dress. I loved the geometric shape!
This dress was a great basic style, however it was much longer than expected. If this dress was a couple of inches shorter I would have loved it! The fit runs larger as it is a shift, but would be great for walking around the town or grabbing dinner with friends! I would definitely pair this look with some standout jewelry as it is a very simple style.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
January 22, 2014
Great Dress for my Sip and See! Hid everything I needed it to.
Great quality dress. Simple, elegant and the exposed back zipper adds just the right amount of edge. I would definitely rent this dress again!
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
January 29, 2014
Wore for NYE and was so comfortable all night!
Very comfortable! Didn't really hug any curves but it was super short. I liked that it played down my hips and played up my legs.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 3, 2014
Cute black dress
This dress is probably pretty true to size although I felt like I could have actually worn a 42. I ended up renting a 44 and 46 based on review. I'm about 135 lbs and 5'6". Cute zipper detail on back, the dress is made out of a thicker material so I wouldn't wear it in Spring or Summer. Love that it is easy to dress up with jewelry. It is a little on the shorter side so I only felt comfortable with tights on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
February 3, 2014
I should have listened to the reviews...
I rented this dress to wear to my engagement party in a size 42 and 44 (I am almost always a size 4). I should have listened to the reviews because I ended up not wearing either. The thicker fabric of the dress was perfect (in theory!) for February but the cut of the dress wasn't flattering in ANYWAY. I tried to do what one reviewer mentioned and use double sided tape to close the pockets. However, the pockets are made with the same thick dress material (not a less bulky, silky material like usually) and the tape did nothing to fix the shape of the dress. Not even leopard shoes, a huge sparkly necklace, and my newly engaged grin, could disguise the horrible fit....
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
February 9, 2014
It was perfect for a high school dance!
Fit perfectly, loved the zipper in the back, and the heavier fabric was perfect for winter weather!
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