June 23, 2013
Great dress. Got me hooked on RTR. Looking for an excuse to rent another dress soon.
I wear anywhere from a size 6 to a size 12 in dresses, so I was very nervous this dress wouldn't fit based on some of the conflicting reviews. I ordered a 10 & a 12, and ended up wearing the 12. I could have made the 10 work, but the boning in the chest made it a little uncomfortable. For starters though, this dress is definitely not black. It's a dark navy that looks black in some lighting. Even the hanger straps are navy. The gold accent in the dress really makes it stand out. Skipped clipping the built-in bra, it was useless and uncomfortable, but wearing a strapless bra worked well with the dress. The fabric is very lightweight, sort of a linen feel to it, which is a plus for summer events. Wore this to a summer wedding with an outside garden ceremony and an indoor reception, and the dress worked in both settings.
Overall, I really liked this dress. The only "worn" looking part was that some of the gold strings were popping out, but it wasn't extremely noticeable. People were surprised to hear it was a rental and my friend and I (also wearing RTR) were answering questions about the rental process to people all through cocktail hour. Other than the 12 being just a drop too long for a short person like me, I was really comfortable in it all night.