Silver Mikado Gown

$150 – $200 rental
$1,100 retail
Stylist Notes

The muted palette of ML Monique Lhuillier’s graphic ballgown makes it black-tie ready. Pair the grayscale look with silver jewelry.

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: Great for any cup size - built in boning for support
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very 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 without a bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Printed silk faille (100% Polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Full skirt with front slit. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Boned bodice. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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118 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
December 6, 2015
A Stunning Gown
First and foremost, this is a gorgeous dress. It stands out and is a complete head turner! I felt like a movie star! BUT..... If you rent this dress, size UP!! It runs SMALL!!! I wear a size 4 and ordered the 4R & 6R. I ended up wearing the 6R. My husband and I had to fight that dress to get it zipped up. Luckily, we won, but it was quite a struggle. I could have easily worn the 8R, but I called & it wasn't available. I wore a body shaper (just to make it easier to zip from the seam up). No bra is needed with this dress. It was the perfect length with 4" heels. There is a slit to about mid-thigh front & center. Just enough to show off some leg but not reveal too much. It is a bit cumbersome (I had to lift it up a lot, especially up & down stairs), but I felt ok walking around in it. There is also a slight train that was stepped on quite a bit! As far as my experience with RTR, I wasn't as impressed this time..... The dress was advertised as true to size. It absolutely is NOT! I had only the stylist's review from which to base my decision on what sizes to rent and felt misled. The 4R was in perfect condition (looked like it had never been worn). The 6R was a wrinkled mess. I ended up having to iron a ballgown! Thankfully it's a polyester material and I could do that because I wouldn't have had time to have it steamed & pressed. The thread was pulling apart in the front where the bodice attached to the skirt (because its so tight) and there was a hole in the lining from the last persons heal. Both minor issues that no one but the wearer would notice. Also, the "eye" part of the hook & eye clasp at the top of the zipper was missing. Again, I'm sure, because its so tight, the last person probably struggled like I did to squeeze into it! I thought RTR took care of the dresses in between wearers? I feel that it's only right that everyone who rents and spends the same amount of money on a dress from RTR is entitled to a dress that is taken care of properly and ready to wear.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
December 6, 2015
Amazing. I can't wait to rent another dress in the near future
The top hook was missing but the dress was fabulous. The pockets were what sold me on this as my choice but once I put the dress on it took my breath away. Love it
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 6, 2015
Absolutely stunning! I wore this for a black tie event and got stopped constantly with compliments!
This dress for me absolutely perfect! I said that it runs small only because I have a very small bust and it fit me perfect to maybe even the tighter side. (Which I love bc it stayed up perfect! I never had to adjust it!) If you have a larger bust you would probably need a larger size to get it clasped and zipped. The dress flowed beautiful and the pockets only took it to another level! Every time I walked through the room I got stopped and complimented on it. The print makes it unique, but it is so very classy. It does have a slit in the front that shows when you walk. I woke definite rent this again!!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 1, 2016
This dress was for my engagement Photoshoot. I just love this dress.
Fit your actual size
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
January 6, 2016
So many compliments!!
I wore this to a New Year's Eve ball and was just flooded with compliments. I will say, the dress runs long - I'm 5'10" and ordered the 12L and even in 4" heels it would have been too long for me! Nothing some safety pins can't fix. The 10R was the right length but no way was I getting it zipped - and I'm normally an 8/10, depending on cut. So definitely size up on this one. The pockets were great. My only complaint is that I'm long waisted, so the built-in corset ended right at the dip of my waist and by the end of the night the boning was rubbing my sides raw. Spanx probably would have helped to have a layer of fabric between the dress and my skin. Overall though this dress is stunning and I'll probably rent it again!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
January 18, 2016
I felt beautiful. I am very small so it was quite long on me. There is a slit up the left front.
There is a slit up the left front panel of the dress that is not seen in picture. The pockets on the dress are amazingly handy.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
January 24, 2016
A beautiful dress but definitely need to rent a size up, the dress stays put and is a great length
Runs small
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 20, 2016
Amazing fit, great fabric!
Could have been longer, at only 5.6 I felt it was a little short- I wore flats!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
February 28, 2016
Dress was absolutely gorgeous.
Beautiful dress but would not recommend for anyone petite. Way too much fabric and the length was much too long.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 19, 2016
I don't remember getting so many compliments ever before!!
The dress was elegant, comfortable and extremely well cut. I loved the pockets and the service from Rent The Runway is impeccable. I absolutely recommend it!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 21, 2016
Loads of compliments and I loved how I felt in the dress
I thought it was a little big in the bust for my comfort but I wasn't pulling it up all night by any means. Fabulous train, pockets, great natural waist fit, very flattering. You won't find a bad review about this dress.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 28, 2016
I wore this for my engagement pictures. The dress was spectacular!
As someone who is 5'11 without heels length is my #1 criteria. This dress exceeded my expectations. The 6L fit perfect. But I knew we were going to be doing some "adventurous" things (aka climbing on walls) in pictures and I wanted it to be lose enough to move around a lot. This dress is incredible!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
May 2, 2016
apparently it was the best dress of the night, also, POCKETS
I wore this to my senior prom and I can honestly say I looked better than I have any other dance. one teacher even seemed to think I was the best dressed out of the whole night. It definitely topped all the basic sequins. rhinestones, etc with a powerful and beautiful print. To begin...SIZE UP IF YOU CAN. I am usually a 4 and the 4L was the only one available for my date which seemed perfect, however, it was the biggest struggle getting it to zip. I am a 34-36D and that probably added to the struggle so if you're bigger on top, do yourself a favor and SIZE UP. Eventually it did zip and I had a corset feeling the whole night (no wonder people say corsets are unhealthy, taking deep breaths was a hassle). Nonetheless, the fact it was very tight helped keeping the dress up which I usually have a horrible time with strapless dresses considering I'm bigger on top. Even with this dilemma, I would wear this dress again in a heartbeat. I'm 5'7-5'8 and the L was perfect. I wanted a train affect in the back, which the dress already naturally had) but the L was able to make it look so much better. I wore about 4 inch heels and the dress length was perfect. The fabric is so beautiful with the print and the way the color scheme of the dress is so elegant and detailed, it almost looked like a watercolor painting to me. It has pockets!!!! POCKETS. Enough said about that. Oh and it was a gorgeous slit which is so pretty when you walk in the dress. (Make sure you wear equally killer shoes). Overall: favorite rental out of many rentals. 10/10 would recommend.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 24+
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
February 19, 2016
Awesome!!!! Omg!! The dress was beautiful!!! So many compliments!!!! My first experience Amazing!!!
The fit was exact. The dress arrived on time, wrinkle free and smelled great!!! I love the long so dramatic!!! I was trending on social media for 2 days bc of this dress and I was named one of the best dressed for the Zulu Ball here in New Orleans!! Enjoyed the dress and the Ball!!! Zulu Ball 2016
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
April 3, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous dress!
Beautiful dress! Reviews said it ran small so I ordered my regular size as well as one larger. I wore the larger size but probably would have been more comfortable in my regular size. I am 6ft and wore flats; the dress was the perfect length (10L). The back has a little bit of a train. I received compliments on the dress all night. Absolutely recommend it!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
April 24, 2016
I might have to buy this....
I received as many compliments about this dress as my performance. It was comfortable, beautiful, and made such a strong statement. My big concern was fit- I have a 41" bust and large ribcage. This zipped with help from a friend. There is boning to support (no need for a bra) and a sort-of built-in bra strap inside the back, which I chose not to clasp so I'd have more space to take singer breaths. I am 5'3 and wore 4" heels. Regular length was perfect. Surprise slit in the front- be aware :) I absolutely love this dress and was so relieved it fit. RTW was very helpful when my second choice dress (in a backup larger size was not available). Can't wait to rent again.
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 250lbs
May 2, 2016
Rented this dress for my daughter's senior prom. She looked amazing!
She really appreciated having the pockets because she didn't need a purse. I loved that the dress had the built in bra. It was very flattering and comfortable fit.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Other
May 3, 2016
My first experience with rtr and would definitely rent again...
The bodice is very fitted so size up the rest of the dress is beautiful. There's a slit in front the make it easy to walk in
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 4, 2016
The dress was on time, in the right sizes, and was no hassle!
It runs a bit on the smaller size but generally true to fit. I got so many compliments on it!! The picture doesn't show the slit in the front so I didn't know that it had one until I got it but it's honestly so cute like that and made it really easy to move around in. I am so happy with this dress. Pictures don't do it justice.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 8, 2016
Absolutely beautiful! Exceeded my expectations!
I wore this dress to prom! I received endless compliments all night. I love the slit in the front, it made it easier to walk. The pockets were very nifty also. This dress is definitely one of a kind! I am grateful that with even having it delivered the day before everything worked out great! On a side note though I did not realize that the back was a bit longer so it made walking around and dancing all night a bit of a challenge but was done. All in all I loved this beautiful dress and the service from RTR.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 10, 2016
Rated the best dress of the evening by all the photographers present!!
Absolutely stunning. I kept being asked if I was wearing Alexander McQueen, Valentino or Oscar de la Renta... If they only knew our little secret. Lol
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 12, 2016
Perfect formal pictures!
Wore this dress for formal family photos and it was perfect! The dress runs small, I am a 36DD and it was not fun to close! I wouldn't have lasted all night in this dress if I had worn it for an event. The 2 hours I work it for our pictures was perfect ;). I had to wear a long, because regular was unavailable but I just had to keep kicking it out, no big deal. Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 13, 2016
This skirt and the fullness and the pockets are EVERYTHING!!! I wore this for our engagement photos
The top was a bit small in my opinion. The fabric has NO give to it-which is good and bad. The pattern and the cut are beautiful and classy and glamorous.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 14, 2016
Truly elegant dress that stands out in the best way possible
I ordered this dress for my senior prom; however, when I ordered the dress the only sizes available were Long. I am 5'6 1/2" , which in the charts fall under the recommendation for long; this dress however had a couple inches around my feet even with moderately tall heels. So I would suggest if you're around 5'8" or under to definitely get a regular size. Even though the dress was long enough that I needed to pick it up to walk, it was magical. I don't think I've ever felt more elegant or beautiful in a dress before, the entire night everyone was commenting on how beautiful and sophisticated my dress was. In a sea full of girls in tight dresses with cutouts and crop tops this dress stuck out in the most beautiful way. I would absolutely recommend this dress to anyone, it was part of a perfect night.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 15, 2016
senior ball
I rented this dress for my boyfriends senior ball, and I loved it! It was gorgeous, unique, and it made me feel like a princess. The pockets were super useful and a real selling point of the dress. The only problem I had with it was the sizing, but I think that was most likely because I have a large ribcage and a small bust. The dress seems like it would be perfect for someone with a larger bust. At 5'5" with 2" heels the length of the 12R was perfect. Overall I loved the dress and would 100% wear it again!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 104lbs
May 15, 2016
This dress is amazing. I have never felt more comfortable or beautiful in anything else. I loved it.
The fit was perfect. It has invisible pockets, which was awesome. A beautiful slit in the front. It molds to the body and drapes beautifully.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
May 16, 2016
Amazing dress!
This dress was amazing! I The best part of this dress are the pockets, they were so convenient for my phone and wallet and couldn't be seen through the full skirt. I ordered a 0R when I should have ordered a 0L due to my 5'9 height, but the dress still looked good with heels. Overall, the dress was amazing!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 17, 2016
Beautiful, high quality dress!
This dress was amazing! The fabric is pretty thick, and very shiny and beautiful. The pockets are a great touch. One of my favorite parts of the dress was the boning in the bodice. It helped it stay up so well! Even as a 34D I was able to comfortably go without a bra, which I was happy about. It does have a tiny bit of a train in the back, but nothing major. I'm a pretty true size 8 but after reading reviews saying how tight it was, I made sure to get a 10 as my extra size. Despite being slightly bustier (and the top is where people said it was tight), the 8 fit great and the 10 would've been too big. I even had a little extra room; plenty to sit, eat, and that kind of thing. I'm 5'6 and I ordered the regular. I was able to comfortably wear flats, although the dress swept the floor quite a bit (which I didn't mind). I also tried it on with 4 inch heels although I didn't end up wearing them, and it just brushed the ground. Overall, it was a great first RTR experience and I can't wait to rent again.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
May 29, 2016
Princess effect of the dress
I originally thought this would be too big on top but it fit pretty well with a small gap but nothing noticeable. The dress made me feel like a princess. His everything I wanted to and had a stunning flowy effect and moved so well with me. Got lots of compliments
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 4, 2016
it walks like a dream
the dress is so gorgeous and pictures don't do it justice. in the dressing room all I could think was I never want to take it off... ended up changing that statement, but only after wearing it for 9 consecutive hours. at hour 7, the bodice started digging into my waist a little bit, so I have a few red marks, but otherwise I'm untouched. beware of the train. I was conscious of it almost all night, and it got stepped on a few times. still, I think getting the L was the correct assessment. (I'm 5'9" and I wore 3" heels.) not so good for a packed dance floor. Princess-like at a distance. A++
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
June 6, 2016
A show stopper!
The dress was just gorgeous and I received so many compliments!! The only con would be the bones of the corset stabbing me all night but nothing I couldn't deal with.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Weight: 100lbs
June 7, 2016
Stunning Dress but very tight and hot
I love the dress, it will undoubtedly make anyone stand out and feel beautiful. My only complaint is that it ran smaller than expected and me normally wearing a size 0, barely fit into the size 2. So I recommend renting your size and one size up just in case. It is also very thick and therefore can make your legs warm. So being outside or moving around a lot on a hot day could be a pain. Otherwise I loved the dress and it fit snug on me all night even when I was dancing at prom. I rarely had to pull it up which was also very nice considering it was strapless. I would highly recommend this dress to anyone for a formal occasion
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 10, 2016
Felt like a princess!
Fit perfectly. Was super comfortable for a very long awards ceremony (five hours!). The pockets were super convenient. Make sure you wear heals and keep in mind there is a bit of a train.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
July 6, 2016
I had complete strangers commenting on the gown! Really a positive experience.
I am a ten for jeans but a twelve for my tops. So for a form fitting dress I went with the 12.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
July 17, 2016
I felt like royalty in this gown.
I loved every aspect of the outfit. Customer service was really helpful. My original order did not fit; total disaster; but Sylvia W. (One of the RTR customer service representative) saved the day. She was able to accommodate my second order to my liking. Everyone down to the bride loved this gown. Can't wait for my next show stopper.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 15, 2016
Stunning Gown!
I was stopped over and over with comments about this dress---the big, bold pattern was amazing and the fit is very flattering. The bodice runs a Tad small. I usually wear either a 6 or an 8...and I definitely needed the eight. Note: The fit is snug up top and you'll need someone to help with getting it on as the zipper is tough. But, once it was on, it was quite comfy. Oh, and it has pockets (amazing)! I was so sad to send this back!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 164lbs
August 31, 2016
My stylist was extremely patient and friendly.
This gown was beautiful! The only size available was an eight(8) and it fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 5, 2016
Spectacular dress!
This dress was a total knockout! The fit is determined by the chest which ran a little small, so I had to size up. The dress is gorgeous and there's a hidden but tasteful slit which added drama. As someone else mentioned, the bodice can rub at the top of the hips a little but that was minor. Would rent it again in a second!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 2, 2016
Show stopping dress!
Beautiful dress with perfectly soft fabric and pockets! The booking kept the dress up without constantly having to re-adjust. Besides the bride's, i think my dress was most complimented all night!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
October 22, 2016
Such a great dress and great service with RTR!
I wore this dress to a very formal Masquerade ball that I hosted. As the host of the event, i needed a "wow" dress and that was the feedback I received all night! It's a great statement dress, is very comfortable and it fit great. I added a black flower belt and some black gloves to go with the mask!
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