January 5, 2012
I was told I look like "the Ringleader of Awesome."
This is my first time renting from RTR, so it's entirely possible that it's not so much that this dress runs large, but that I won't be able to fit into anything well. I generally wear a 0 and in some very rare cases, a 2. It fit me fine in the bust and hip area but the waist was extremely baggy and not very flattering. The excess material made it seem like I had a belly bulge.
I wound up wearing it, anyway, because I just didn't care all that much and wasn't in the mood to figure something else out at the last minute, but I was disappointed in the fit.
The dress itself was of a very forgiving and heavy material, which is perfect for winter parties. The bow certainly made a statement and my top hat lent the final punctuation. The pockets were an inspired touch and I wound up making use of them to mask the weird fit. I made the best of it and received a lot of compliments, but I'm hesitant to rent my size from this designer again.