Burgundy Center Stage Gown

$120 – $140 rental?
$880 retail
Stylist Notes

A feminine shape makes this burgundy gown appealing. We love the ML Monique Lhuillier look with earrings like the Sasha Earjackets by Elizabeth Cole.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple jacquard (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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91 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(41)
Small
(4)
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
October 1, 2016
Beautiful dress, great fit! Just very low cut...
The dress arrived brand new, still with the tags on. It's more of a deep eggplant purple in person and the material is a lovely texture. The waist is great because it pulls you in and accentuates your curves. The only thing to be aware of is that the zipper is tough to negotiate in that area. Also, the neckline is a very deep V that ends at the bottom of the rib cage. Despite that, it didn't require a bra even though I'm very busty (34DDD). I did not end up wearing this dress to my event but if I had, I would have done a bit of taping in that area just to keep everything in the right place.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
October 5, 2016
Nicest dress I've ever worn. Highly recommend for any black tie affair event!
The dress was a little long on me in the front, so I had to temporarily pin it or else I would've been tripping over it all night. Beside that, it was absolutely beautiful and so flattering! I got so many compliments all night. I felt so amazing all night. Very comfortable and easily the nicest dress I've ever worn.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
October 6, 2016
Chicago wedding stunner
This dress is so gorgeous and the color amazing for a fall wedding! I got lots of compliments! My original size was 6L as I am 5'8" and planned to wear 4-5 inch heels, however I sprained my ankle and realized the dress would be too long to wear flats. They overnighted me the 6R and it was perfect! Great length! The v neck goes low but I always felt secure at all times without a bra.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
October 7, 2016
Everyone commented on the dress! It fit so nicely in all the right places.
It was minimally large on top, because I'm pear shaped. I used fashion tape to make sure that everything stayed in place.
RTR CustomerOctober 16, 2016
hello, do you think a size 16 could squeeze into this size? was it stretchy at all?
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Body type: Full Bust
October 10, 2016
This dress was fabulous! I felt so smart wearing a ML for less than $150.00
I danced all night at my sons wedding! Honestly, I was a little embarassed to receive so many compliments! It HAS POCKETS!!! For lipgloss, phone & glasses! Beautiful workmanship, fit perfectly, shows off waistline, used fashion tape to hold the top in place with no bra (I always wear a bra) ! Very comfy! The lengnth was perfect with a 3" heel. Beware.....it has a layer of crenlin and is VERY puffy!! I went ahead of my hubby to watch the bride pics, couldn't get in my 2 seater, had to take the hub's bigger car!! If I owned the dress, I would have remved this layer! But oh so gorgeous! I'm 52 and lean but still worry about a little tummy showing....not a worry with the well designed beautiful dress!! I will RTR again for sure!!!!!
karenOctober 23, 2016
Did you order dresses ahead of the wedding to figure out which one to wear? My son's wedding is next year.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 163lbs
October 16, 2016
Wow!-waist whittled and girls front and center!
The color is amazing, almost like a sugar plum. There are pockets! This dress has quite a lot of material at the bottom and in the end because of the "ball gown"esq bottom I ended up going with a more simple option but I felt beautiful with it on! I'm between a 10-12 street clothes and the 10 fit snug but not uncomfortable, just the right amount to smooth the waist. Fashion tape is a must, I wore a low cut bra I had brought especially for such a dress, and it would have worked well w a bit of tape had I ended up wearing this. With 4 inch heels it was just about perfect, and I'm only 5' 3. Sorry for the crappy hotel bathroom photo, only one since going w another option but I did love this dress and if the right occasion arises I will order it in a heartbeat! This was a dress sent after my original order was no longer available- RTR went above and beyond my customer service dreams. I mean every single company could take a page from their book and the world would be a better place ;-) but really, after finding out two days before my order was to arrive my dress was not available, I freaked out a little. They spent several phone calls and countless messages back and forth to find me Several options in all kinds of price ranges and I felt like a kid in a candy store when my orders arrived. Never have a I had such a great experience trying on dresses either, each one was more beautiful than the last. Just ordered my bday dress, can't wait!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 17, 2016
I wore this dress to a gala my fiance and I attended.
This dress is absolutely stunning. The fit is on point and the low cut V-neckline is beautiful without being too revealing. I did use two small strips of fashion tape just to make 100% sure I didn't have any wardrobe malfunctions. There are a few layers of tulle under the dress but I personally did not feel it made the dress to bulky. I am 5'7" and wore a high heel with the dress and the regular length was perfect.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
October 28, 2016
Military ball win!
Amazing gown with a beautiful fabric and color. Got so many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 30, 2016
THIS DRESS! I've never felt so amazing!!!
This dress is perfect in every way. I have never felt so put together in such an effortless way. Compliments all night long, it's a great way to network when you are wearing such a gorgeous gown! It fit me perfectly, I used some fashion tape to make sure everything stayed in place. It is very poofy, but it adds to the whimsical element of this elegant gown.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 31, 2016
Fairytale Dress
Great dress, received lot of compliments. Definitely a puffy skirt! Top is nearly impossible to wear a bra with, but I felt secure in the dress.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
November 3, 2016
sexy, glamorous, & comfortable!!
I felt so beautiful in this dress!! I was totally secure without a bra on. My torso is a little short so I used fashion tape to keep the front "V" and straps in place. I am 5'7" and wore 2 1/2" heels and the 12L was a tad long but manageable. The pockets are fantastic! Love it!! <3
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Weight: 140lbs
November 5, 2016
Stylist Review
In love with this purple jacquard gown! I'm usually a size 4 and wore this in a size 6. Although the 6 fit just fine, I think the 4 would have looked better. It is fitted at natural waist so I recommend sizing up fir back up. With comfortable room at bust, this gown is perfect for any cup size. The fuller skirt definitely allows comfortable room for fuller hips. With a V-neckline and a cutout back, I recommend wearing a NuBra or no bra. At 5'6 with 3" heels it hit the floor just the right amount. Perfect for any formal affair.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
November 6, 2016
Perfect!
I loved this dress and I felt beautiful in it. I did have to use tape to keep the dress in place and I used individual stick on bra to fill out the dress a bit more (I'm a 34B).
AndreaNovember 28, 2016
Am 5&#39;2&quot; and am concerned this dress may be too long for a formal ball (I ballroom dance). My heel will be 3 inches. Did you wear high heels? How did you feel about the length?
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
November 7, 2016
I basically cried when I sent it back
This was the most beautiful gown! Photos don't do it justice, you have to see it in motion! Needed fashion tape for the neckline for sure and had some difficulty zipping it up at first. This is definitely a big skirt though, so be prepared to have a bit of a complicated time when you have to pee! And, oh yes, the pockets! I lost track of how many compliments I got at the black tie wedding I attended. Wish I could wear this dress every day!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
November 8, 2016
I wore this gown to a nonprofit's 50th Anniversary Gala and got compliments all night long!
This dress fits true to size and is a beautiful color and amazing fabric. I felt like a princess in a fairy tale all night long. I did need to use double sided tape because there was no way you could wear a bra so that might be an issue for more well endowed people. Definitely needed to wear heels because of the length. Best part: this dress has pockets!!! I didn't even want to mail it back!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
November 9, 2016
This elegant dress completed my princess night.
This dress is breathtaking and elegant in every way. It is true to fit. The length is also true to fit. It was more full than expected, but not over the top. It is a very cleavage dress, but in a great and flattering way. I wore this to a formal military function and received compliments from both men and women. The fabric was fabulous and flowing. The color is very deep and gorgeous. The ordering/return process was very easy. Will definitely rent again in the future.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 12, 2016
Did not wear this dress
This was my backup dress, but it ran large, I'm a large 34D but the top of this dress was still to large.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 13, 2016
Loved it!!! Very flattering
It's just the perfect amount of sexiness. I wore it to my husbands Navy ball. It was very flattering. I recently had a daughter, and still haven't lost the baby pudge, and it was so nice not to have to wear a girdle or worry about sucking in. I have a flatter chest than most, so I had to use A LOT of fashion tape to keep it in place. If it were my dress, I would have altered it to fit better up top but it worked out. I would definitely recommend the dress, and buy it if I could.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 15, 2016
Absolutely loved this dress. I got so many compliments, and the pockets are fantastic!
If you have a larger chest, you may want to size up. I am typically a 4 in dresses and a 34 C, and the "girls" were definitely out to play.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 16, 2016
Fantastic dress!
The dress was absolutely beautiful and fit wonderfully. It was slightly big in the top, but I put adhesive cups in the dress and it made the fit perfect. I used a small bit of fashion tape to keep from showing anything while moving around, but if you have a larger chest I doubt either of those items would be needed. I wore 3 inch heels and the dress was the perfect length.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
November 17, 2016
Loved the dress!
The dress fit true to size. I wore a 10R and I wear 10-12 in regular clothing. I received a ton of compliments on the dress. The material is a little heavier than I expected but it flowed well. There were comments about the zipper being difficult and boy was that true! Getting it on and zipped was easy, but we had to use pliers to get it unzipped. The experience was great and I will definitely rent this dress again. I really hated sending it back, it was so beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 20, 2016
Absolutely stunning
This dress is a show stopper. Perfect for formal affairs. The crinoline and small train made me feel like a Princess. Compliments all night long. Didn't wear a bra but did use silicon adhesives and dress tape to ensure everything stayed put. I think this is a perfect dress for smaller chested women. Fabric is beautiful and the deep eggplant was perfect for a November black tie gala.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
November 25, 2016
Beautiful!
This dress was my back up dress, however the back up arrived damaged. So I wore this one, and it was beautiful! It fit very well and was flattering. I was surprised it had pockets.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 49
December 3, 2016
I felt like a movie star!
I loved this dress more than my wedding dress. It's the most glamorous I've ever felt!! It's VERY low-cut, challenging with my 34D's. But I got creative with tape. It was just a tad long for me, even in heels & my husband stepped on the train more than once ( hooray insurance) but it was still WORTH IT! This was my first RTR experience & no way is it my last.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
December 4, 2016
This dress was perfect, everyone complimented it.
I am not small chested (36D), so the cut in the front did show a lot, but with fashion tape I was able to keep everything in its place and it looked wonderful. I didn't need to wear a bra-which was probably the second best thing about the dress, the first being the pockets! I am 5'6 and I wore 2.5in heels and it hit the floor perfectly. It is slightly shorter in front than in the back (even when I wasn't wearing shoes), but with the heels I had on it was the perfect length. I was so sad to pack this dress up the next morning, I would, without question, rent this dress again. It was amazing.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 5, 2016
Amazing gown that I felt beautiful in all night long!
The dress was true to size. I typically get a long, but did not for this dress based on other reviews, and was glad I didnt. I am 5'8 and with 3 inch heals, it was perfectly lined up with the floor. It was a little more poofy than the picture shows, but it was a formal wedding, so it was okay for my event. The texture/pattern was beautiful. I got so many compliments all night long. The best part about the dress was the pockets, so I could have my phone on my all night without carrying around a clutch!
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
December 5, 2016
I wore this to a black tie centennial event.
I'm 6'0, and the dress was long enough with me wearing flats. The zipper is a little tough to zip up, even when it's on the hanger, but I had a friend do it with some force. I did not expect for there to be so much cleavage showing, but I owned it. A little double sided tape dress kept everything in place and prevented any mishaps. The color was deep purple, and was beautiful. The bottom of the dress was very full and had layers of tulle. It was fun trying to send this back to RTR. Lol. I received several compliments, and definitely did not blend in wearing this dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 7, 2016
Very comfortable and lots of compliments, even from total strangers :) Color is beautiful!
A little low-cut so just be more mindful than I was ;)
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 135lbs
December 8, 2016
This dress!
I wore this to a black tie optional gala. I loved it. Received compliments from men and women of all ages. I usually wear a 6, but the bust was a little loose. I wore the 4, was a little tight around the abdomen but I felt more comfortable in the chest. I recommend using dress tape and sticky bra inserts. Dress has pockets and is fun to twirl in! Rent it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
December 10, 2016
Felt So Regal!
I loved this dress! I'm 5'7" and am very glad I got the 6-Regular length instead of the recommended Long. I wore 2 inch heels and the dress just slightly swept the ground. It is very low-cut, but I managed to wear a bra with it by loosening the bra straps a little and pinning it to the dress so it wouldn't ride up. The dress is true to size; I'm almost always a size 6, and the 6R fit perfectly. I wore it with the Kenneth Jay LaneGold Shadow Bib Necklace and felt so regal!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
December 11, 2016
Felt like a princess during a themed gala holiday party.
Pros - Color and detail of the fabric is amazing. Feel great. Had pockets to hold lipstick and my phone. Big dress = princess moment. Cons - Was loose near the shoulders and had to use tape to make sure that it was not going to fall off the shoulders. It is a big dress and a few people did end up stepping on the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
December 12, 2016
So. Many. Compliments. Such an amazing dress. Perfect for an "Oscars" themed-party.
I was sad I had to return this dress. It is a very flattering fit, a lovely eggplant brocade, and true to size. No bra is needed (though I used fashion tape as many others said here to keep everything in place) and the V is low but not overly so; the RTR picture is very accurate. It was extremely comfortable, easy to wear and the pockets, though I did not use them, were a nice bonus. It is a long dress and I'm on the average-to-short side but my 3.5 inch heels (with platform) worked very well. My only small gripe is that the dress arrived with quite a few wrinkles in the skirt but an iron on a very light setting (nylon) got them out just fine. You will not regret renting this dress. I got so many compliments - someone asked if I had had it made especially for the party. :)
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95lbs
December 12, 2016
Beautiful color, but it seemed stretched out?
I had some minor problems, but overall I liked this dress!! I always think black washes out my skin tone, and this dark aubergine was a great alternative. I have a pretty small bust and had wished I had some of that fashion tape, and the straps on the 0R that I wore seemed a little pulled and stretched out from other wearers, so it hung a little too low for my taste. Other than the color, the fact that it has pockets is great! I hate clutches, so I was able to easily put my cellphone, lip balm and some hair pins in the roomy pockets!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
December 14, 2016
Not for busty girls
There is just not enough fabric in the top and (if you are large busted, I'm a 32DDD), it will smoosh your boobs in a pretty unflattering way.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
December 17, 2016
Beautiful! So many compliments
I'm usually a size 4, but it was snug in the bodice. I went up a size and the bodice fit but the straps were a bit loose. overall the dress was stunning and was so fun to wear.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
December 20, 2016
Great, flattering, comfortable dress!
I was worried this dress would be too poofy with the tulle layers but it was more subtle than expected, beautiful and so flattering. Five random people stopped me to say what a great dress it was! The zipper is a little bit worn in on the dress I had, but with some effort it zipped and was comfortable and fun to dance in for the rest of the night. The back is slightly longer than the front so recommend heels. Didn't really need sticky tape on the top but wore it anyway just in case.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Body type: Hourglass
December 22, 2016
I felt like a queen
The dress fit very well except in the chest area. I had to wear a push up stick on bra. It also was a bit too long so I wore a taller shoe. I got many many compliments all evening. The color was very beautiful and I felt like a queen. I really wish I could purchase this dress! So I would definitely rent this again.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
December 26, 2016
This was a great dress.. loved the style and was super comfortable. got tons of compliments!!
fit was great.. and very comfortable.. could wear the dress for hours
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
January 6, 2017
Felt like a princess. Lots of compliments.
I am 5'6", 34 C /D. normally a size 0 or 2 / XS or S. Based on the reviews and stylist comments, I ordered size 2R, back up size 4 was not available. Since my back up size was N/A, RTR rented me a 2nd dress with a discount. Happily this dress worked. Definitely need fashion tape, I ended up using "Mens Grooming Tape" that the woman at Sally Beauty recommended, that stuff HELD. phew (turns out it is used for toupees). I wore 3.25" heels which were perfect for me. I only had to lift the skirt and tulle when I walked up stairs.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
January 12, 2017
I absolutely adored this dress!
Favorite dress I've worn next to my wedding dress! Light weight, the color was rich and beautiful, plus it had pockets...enough said! I felt like a princess but the neckline is not for the faint of heart. Double sided tape worked amazing for my confidence but probably not needed if you are not as well endowed on top (34 DD) I felt beautiful and received endless compliments! Easy to return but wished for a bigger bag! Will absolutely rent from them again! Loved loved loved!
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