Gladiolus Dress

$95 – $115 rental
$798 retail
Stylist Notes

This bright feminine dress by ML Monique Lhuillier feels fresh with an asymmetric hemline and pockets. Try Kenneth Jay Lane's Silver Leaf Earrings to help dress up and finish off the look.

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 very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'')

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

Product Details

Pink and blush faille (100% Poly Faille). Strapless. Straight neckline. Asymmetrical contrast hemline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. Imported. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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271 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 10, 2015
Oh So Pretty in Pink!
I rented this dress for the National Italian American Foundation's New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 8. The event called for cocktail attire. I'm usually a "little black dress" kinda gal, so I decided to go way out of my comfort zone and rent this stunning dress....and it definitely paid off!! I was happy to see that the color was way more vibrant in person than it was show pictured on the model on the RTR site. I'm 5'1" so the back of the dress did touch the floor a bit. The bodice has built-in boning/bra so you really don't have to wear a strapless bra with it (although I did). I received compliments all night from men and women alike and I couldn't have been happier with my choice. I felt like a princess and I didn't want to take it off. I highly recommend this dress if you're looking for a show-stopping, glamorous dress.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 12, 2015
This dress really is a scene stealer. If you want to be a wallflower, this is not the dress for you.
The fabric of the dress is quite thick and it's well-made. It was a bit wrinkled when I received it, but I steamed it and the wrinkles came out easily. I wanted to wear the 8, but it wasn't available. I got the 10 and it was a little roomy in the bust for me. I'm a 34D. Overall, the fit was good with an interior bra, so I didn't have to wear any additional support. I'm 5'5 and then back of the dress was just above the floor with a 4" heel on my YSL platforms. I had multiple people stop me and compliment the dress. It's an attention grabber, so not something I'd buy, but totally a great rental.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 12, 2015
Comfortable, Compliments, Cinderella
The size 2 & 0 felt the same at the waist, but the 0 felt a little tighter at the bust area. I choose to go with the 0 since I didn't want to be pulling up my dress the entire night. So if you are bigger in the bust, stay with your true dress size, but if you are not endowed, size down. Regarding the length, I wore 3 inch heels and the back of the dress was grazing the floor....I loved going down stairs because it billowed out and made me feel like Cinderella (if she wore a pink dress). I had no issues walking or dancing in this dress. No one stepped onto the back of the dress the entire night. I would describe the color as a rich raspberry. The dress fabric was nice & thick but didn't overheat me. I absolutely loved this dress and received so many compliments. Oh & best of all pockets! I was able to keep my cell phone on me all night without having to awkwardly hold it in my hand. It was hard to say goodbye to it & the necklace (which I also rented from RTR). If you want to stand out at an event, definitely rent this dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 15, 2015
This dress is much prettier in person. I received compliments all night long!!
The 4R fit perfectly. The fabric is a beautiful color and is a very nice weight. I loved having the pockets on the dress! I rented this for a white tie dinner and could not have been happier. This is a gorgeous dress! I could not have been happier.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 16, 2015
Beautiful design. Allows you to feel perfectly feminine.
The color at first appeared more hot pink than it appears in the picture (which was worrisome) and the material of the dress is more textured than silky. Also had to iron the bottom of the dress to get the pleats to fall just right. If you get too large of a size, the supporting structure of the chest area may start to dig into your skin, which is why I stuck with the 2 rather than the 4. Got lots of compliments and questions on where I got the dress, to which I directed them to RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 24, 2015
I received so many compliments. The dress flows when you walk and has pockets!!
I was worried about the fit, but it was very comfortable and the bust was lined so no bra needed. The color shows great in pictures and it a heavier material that lies well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Body type: Athletic
April 27, 2015
Just the right amount of drama without being obnoxious
A Last minute invite to a gala and of course the first thing I did was go to rent the runway. Since I was limited on style and siZe and options , this dress was slightly big up top, but I made it woks since the night was chilly so i kept my jacket on . Goregeous dress that got compliments from both men and women , young and old! I plan on renting it again for a summer wedding, but this time in the proper size .
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 27, 2015
Compliments all night!!
I received complements all night long in this dress! My husband and I chaired a fundraiser not black tie, but I wanted something other than a black dress. I definitely stood out! Great dress- I am 5'2" so it was a tad long, but still worked, even though I wore kitten heels knowing I would be on my feet all night. The dress was a bit big around the bust, but not enough that I was pulling it up all night. Rent this dress!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 3, 2015
Love the dress!
Runs a bit large on top- a 0 would have been perfect. I have a narrow and small ribcage though.. Is also a bit long - I'm 5'6" and wore 4" heels and then it was perfect but if hadn't been would have trailed on the floor.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
May 4, 2015
The dress flowed so beautifully as I walked around! Definitely a glamorous dress!
The dress comes very wrinkled so it needs to be steamed prior to wearing it. Also, the top fit a bit snug on my bust but the rest of the dress fit perfectly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 113lbs
May 4, 2015
Loved it and got tons of compliments. It will fit better for girls with smaller bust
Very on trend, wish I could have had it for more time
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 5, 2015
This dress is so much fun! I absolutely loved it.
The original dress I ordered was damaged and so RTR sent this one to me. At first I was disappointed but I could not have been more wrong. This dress was gorgeous and it was so much fun to wear! It was also great because I didn't want to worry about tripping on it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 5, 2015
Gay Gala=awesome
Didn't fit me in the bust =( cute dress, nice color, pockets=awesome.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 5, 2015
Stunning color!!
This dress was beautiful! There were a few things that kept it from being perfect: the hook above the zipper was sewn wrong and unusable (along with the 2R). This was difficult because the dress was already big on me. I ended up wearing a big push-up bra underneath (even though there is a built in bra) and tying a thick ribbon around my waist. It also got weird creases from being packaged so I had to press it in order to get the beautiful waves in the skirt. Other than this it was a great gown! I felt like royalty, especially when the wind blew or I walked down stairs because the skirt billowed perfectly. It was also easy to walk in and I was never stepping on it as I danced the night away. Perfectly femme and fashionable and elegant for my senior prom.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
May 6, 2015
The dress is made by an amazing designer!
Wore this for my bridal shower and loved it! Great material and fit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
May 8, 2015
Stylist Review!
Amazing dress, love the asymmetrical cut and pockets! Very beautiful, but runs small in the chest! Definitely size up, especially if you're bustier. It's very fitted in the bust and natural waist and has no stretch to the fabric. The regular length was perfect on my 5'7" frame. Pair it with delicate jewelry for an elegant look!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 8, 2015
Saw a ton of old friends and this dress received compliments from ALL + people I never had met!
Fit was perfect for a 2. Unfortunately couldn't wear a bra, and with a small bust, I was worried, but at almost-32C it was absolutely fine. I am not curvy at all, but the bottom portion would cover wide hips. Did LOTS of dancing and the dress didn't budge. Couldn't have been happier with the comfort, fit, color, quality!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
May 11, 2015
Showed off a GREAT pair of shoes!!
I ordered the 4R & 6R and the 6R was VERY tight in the chest; I immediately popped off the hook and eye. There was NO way to wear a bra with this dress with how tight and structured it was. The high-low and two-tone was perfect for spring and showing off a killer pair of shoes. The fabric had an interesting (nice) texture to it which was a pleasant surprise! It definitely stood out and I received several compliments!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 11, 2015
Showstopper
Great fit on my 32b top-- tight enough to feel secure. The build in bra is genius. I was able to take the $80 sticky bra right back to the store.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
May 16, 2015
Really a standout dress!!
Loved the dress, and received lots of compliments! It was very tight in the bust for me as a 34DDD and I would have done better a size up, but otherwise it was great.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 18, 2015
Compliments all night long and after....
To explain how many compliments I got on this dress, I got up from the dinner table to use the restroom and got four compliments on my way. In terms of fit, the corset top portion was very snug in the ribs but slightly less so in the chest. If I had a slightly larger chest, the fit would have been perfect! I wore about three inch heels and the dress fell right where I wanted it! One warning, this dress is very warm as the fabric is very thick and doesn't breathe well. If you are going to an outdoor summer wedding or plan on dancing the night away just know that this dress will keep you feeling toasty.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
May 19, 2015
Show stopping!
I ordered this using my unlimited subscription. It's not a dress I would normally pick out to wear, but it was available in my size so I thought "what the heck!" I wore this to a wedding and received so many compliments!! The high-low cut makes it really stand out. Fun dress!!
JenniferJune 8, 2015
Where did you get your shoes? They look perfect with that dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 19, 2015
Statement dress
A bit long if you're not super tall (it was great for me but would have dragged if I wasn't 5'10")
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 20, 2015
This dress was AMAZING!!!!
I rented this for a gala, and I could not have loved it more!! It flows when you walk, and the pockets are awesome. The 6 was a little loose up top, and the 4 was just a bit snug. The skirt is forgiving, which is wonderful! I went with the 4 because I was worried I might have to pull up the 6 all night. (4 stayed in place all night!) The dress is just beautiful, heavy weight fabric, and as others have said, I did have to steam it to get the wrinkles out before the event. I got compliments from strangers all night. Loved it, didn't want to send it back! My first RTR experience, and I will be back!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
May 20, 2015
LOVE the train and the way it flowed behind me!
Fit was good. A smidge bigger than I wanted in the waist but gorgeous nonetheless. Pockets were awesome, so nice to carry my own lipgloss and phone without a purse!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 26, 2015
Beautiful dress - not for the small busted
This dress would have been beautiful on someone with a larger bust - since it has a built in bra, I couldn't really fake it with a strapless padded bra and my chest was just too small to make it work. I would size down if your small up top. Other than that - it's a beautiful color. Mine arrived fairly wrinkled, but nothing that couldn't have been fixed with a good steaming.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 28, 2015
I felt like a fairy tale princess!
It was a perfect fit, and made me feel like a princess. It was incredible for dancing and absolutely a show stopper! I will definitely rent this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 28, 2015
Beautiful, classic
I LOVE this dress!!! So ladylike and beautiful. I received so many compliments and it was so fun to wear. This is a great dancing dress with the hemline. The bodice has great structure without being binding. It was wrinkled when I got it, and I was rushed and accidentally ironed the 8 so that's what I ended up wearing. I wanted to wear the 6, but I had a ditz moment and didn't have time to iron a second dress. Either way, love it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
May 29, 2015
Beautiful, bright pink dress
I LOVED this dress, but could not wear it because it would not stay up. It was my back up dress for a wedding, and I wanted to wear it because the other one was uncomfortable, but no matter what fashion tape or strapless bra I tried with it, it was too precarious to go out in. The fabric was thick and heavy, which is probably unideal for a strapless dress, considering the weight of gravity. I ended up wearing the Wild River Dress, which was uncomfortable but at least stayed on. Such a shame, because I felt like a princess in this dress!
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 9, 2015
I love this dress!! It was so glamorous and elegant and the showstopper of the night!!
I am short, curvy, short waisted, and athletic so things are tough to fit me. This dress actually fit well - but I am typically a 8-12 and ended up wearing the 16 because of the fit at my rib cage. Ended up being a bit big in the bust. (as you can see in the photo) Again, I am a tough fit. It's a comfortable dress and just so beautiful and so fun. You will be noticed in this dress for sure!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141lbs
May 30, 2015
Beautiful, but Too Small in Bust
I LOVE this dress! The material is heavy and luxurious and the color is perfection. It's the perfect year round dress. However, I could not wear it because I could not get it zipped over my breasts. The size 4 fit great around the waist, but was 6" from closing around my breasts. The size 6 was a bit roomy in the waist and was 3" from closing up top. I was not able to get a size 8 or 10 in time for my event, but I fear these may have engulfed my waist in excess material. I will try to rent this again! If you are D+, I would definitely go up 2 sizes, and have a back up dress in mind in case the dress is too big at your waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 31, 2015
This dress was awesome!
The dress felt very on-trend and was a lot of fun to wear. It has pockets!! I enjoyed the night -- it was easy to dance in the dress, too, which was nice. I am inbetween a size 2 and 4 and the 4 was a great fit (a little tight but in a strapless dress, that is a good thing).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
June 1, 2015
Not the best fit, but beautiful
Loved the look of this dress for a black tie optional wedding in Malibu. I actually rented the red one in this picture as my back up dress, but my best friend ended up wearing it instead (It looked much better on her ;) ) I loved this pink one and the quality was great and the shape very unique. The bust does run small so those with a larger rib cage like me keep that in mind. I was definitely a size somewhere between the 2 and the 4, but the 2 (without a bra) ended up winning out because my waist is more on the 2 side. That being said I'm also on the moderate to taller side and I don't think the waist is the most flattering on taller girls/those with a long torso...as compared to those who are a bit shorter. As much as I loved the dress itself I didn't love it as much on me. Side note, the dress definitely needs to be steamed or ironed out of the box!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 2, 2015
THIS DRESS!! My first RTW and it was so easy and so worth it.
This dress is definitely meant for someone with a small bust, and the fabric has no stretch to it. It was comfortable and the pockets were awesome! I didn't need a clutch or anything. The one con I had was the hanging straps kept sneaking out but with the help from a watchful boyfriends eye we kept tucking them back in. I would wear this dress every day if I could!! So many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
June 3, 2015
I got a ton of compliments on this dress!
I was nervous that the fit at the bust would be too tight, but it turned out fine. I think it's pretty true to size, and was very flattering. The hook at the top of the zipper was broken, but it stayed up. I loved this dress and would definitely rent it again. Also, POCKETS!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
June 3, 2015
I rented the dress as a back-up and didn't end up wearing it but it is a beautiful dress.
The fabric was not what I expected but it is a beautiful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
June 3, 2015
it was a great party and i had a great time
dress runs small i miscalculated should have ordered a larger sz . however i made it work.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
June 4, 2015
Perfect for a black tie formal event!
Both dresses fit pretty well - however I decided to go with the dress that had less signs of wear in the zipper and the ribbing on the inside. Also, the material does wrinkle, so I suggest ironing if possible. I tried to steam it out but my steamer wasn't strong enough. It was perfect for a black tie event where many wear basic black gowns - I felt like I stood out in an elegant way, and it had pockets! Game changer :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
June 6, 2015
Warning: You may steal the show!
This is an incredible dress and surprisingly dramatic in real life. I ordered it one size up after reading the reviews and it fit perfectly. It's pretty long too. I'm six feet tall and the train almost touched the floor, even in my four-inch heels. Wearing this dress was a wonderful experience and I recommend it for any formal occasion. Be warned that it is quite a showstopper and might even upstage the bride a little... Everywhere I went, there were eyes on me (in a good way). The bodice is supposed to fit snugly. It has some boning to give it structure but is not uncomfortable. I wore it with an adhesive backless bra and it definitely showed the decolletage in a tasteful, classy way. My only complaint about it that it arrived very wrinkled and the wrinkles were stubborn to get out even with a steamer.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Body type: Athletic
June 8, 2015
Lotta compliments on this bad boy.
THIS DRESS HAS POCKETS!!
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