Silver Mikado Gown

$130 – $165 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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115 reviews
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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: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 17, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW
This gown is an ultimate show stopper. The chic black and white keeps this gown classic while the abstract floral pattern and full skirt adds a feminine touch. The fit is true to size but definitely more fitted in the bust and waist. There is a built in corset bra which is great for additional support, but if you have a fuller bust I recommend going a size up because the fit is snug up top. The waist runs also true to size, but you may want to size up for a more comfortable feel. Finally, the length was a little short on my 5'78 frame, but I did wear with three inch heels. I recommend going with a long length if you are taller or choosing a smaller heel size if you decide to go with the regular length. The full skirt may be overwhelming for petite body types, so keep this in mind if you are under 5'3. Pair this with statement accessories and you're complete.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
November 25, 2015
Runs Small - Has a Slit up the Front
I normally wear an 8, but I couldn't zip up (by a long shot) this dress in an 8. The fabric is gorgeous and I wish it would have fit! Side note, there is a slit up the front of the dress that the photos don't show. It's not visible when you are standing, but it shows when you are walking.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
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:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
December 8, 2015
The dress was a crowd favorite! I received wonderful feedback all night.
When I first received the dress, I wanted to exchange it for another option but am very happy with my decision. Overall the fit was exactly as I anticipated and it was easy to move in. The dress has a slit in the front which made it easy to walk and dance in. One thing to note is the length. The 0R paired with 4 inch heels was on the short end but the 2L was a little long but I felt it looked better.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 173lbs
December 17, 2015
The absolute perfect gown!
I wore this to the National Guard 379th Birthday Gala. At the last minute, I decided to add this to my order. I wasn't sure about my initial choice since I had never been to such a formal gala before. I am SO glad I made the switch. As soon as I took this out of the packaging, I was in love! The material is heavy but falls perfectly. I also LOVE the pockets and built in bra. I would suggest sizing up if you are larger chested. The 10 fit great everywhere except the bust so I had to wear the 12. I am 5'9 and ordered the long size and even with my 3 inch heels it was dragging a bit-keep in mind, it does have a train. I'd rather have it too long then too short though! I don't think I have ever received so many compliments on a dress before. This dress made me feel wonderful! My fiancé loved it, too!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
December 22, 2015
WONDERFUL DRESS, LITERALLY RECEIVED A COMPLIMENT FROM EVERYONE IN THE ROOM! GO FOR IT!
HAD A HARD TIME ZIPPING THIS ONE UP. BUT ONCE IT WAS UP.. IT WAS THERE TO STAY. LOL
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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 4, 2016
Loved this dress! A crowd please!
A bit small around the bust area but fit true to its 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:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
January 2, 2016
Dress was divine in every sense.
Comfortable while still fitted. Pockets were a nice touch.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
January 14, 2016
This dress was a stunner!
I wore this dress to a black tie gala in January. It was the 25th silver anniversary for a local theater. The flowers on the dress were just silver enough to go with the theme (but not too much!). I ordered a size 8, which is my usual dress size, and a 10. The 8 was definitely too small for my 6 month postpartum chest, but the 10 fit perfectly. I have never received as many compliments as I did the night I wore this dress! I was told again and again that it was the best dress of the night. A total boost for the self esteem since, as I said, I had a baby 6 months ago and was worried I'd be more plump fairy godmother in this poufy dress than femme fatale. It was my first time "renting the runway" and definitely not my last!
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
January 14, 2016
Wow Factor!
I cannot tell you how many compliments I recd on this dress. It was a showstopper! The only issue I had was that I have a short torso and the top kept sagging. I am large-breasted and couldnt wear a bra with the dress so the cleavage was VERY prominent with the saggage! Perhaps adding straps would make this dress even better. The pockets and the material overall made the dress memorable. One lady even asked if she could feel it. This was my first choice and I am glad I went with it!
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: 24
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:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 53
January 25, 2016
Received so many great compliments on the gown!
Even thought it runs small, I made it work
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 152lbs
February 15, 2016
Unforgettable
This is my favorite rental to date. I loved the pattern, the pockets, the drama, the fit. I felt like royalty. It does run small especially if you're busty. I'm a pretty true size 10 and the 12 long fit like a glove. The long is a true long - thank goodness. I'm 5'10", wore 4" heels and it was perfect.
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
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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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 23, 2016
Boston Winter Ball 2016!
This dress was amazing, not too heavy, but definitely was made really well. There's a slit in the front that you can't see in the photos. The dress was surprisingly long. I'm 5'11" and wore flats, and it dragged on the floor, but when I tried it with 5" heels it just barely skimmed the floor. The bodice definitely runs a little small, and I think the bust would be ideal for someone with a full B, but it being a little big didn't bother me. I would 100% rent this again, it was so incredible
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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:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
March 4, 2016
This dress won the night!
Va-Va-Voom! This dress is stunning! I wore this lovely number to a black-white ball in D.C. and received compliments on it all night long. I literally felt like the belle of the ball, and men and women alike approached me to tell me how much they loved this dress. This dress is a little snug of a fit. Normally, I wear a size 2 and there was no way I was going to get the latched hooked. But the size 4 fit very well. I really loved the pockets. No need to carry a purse with this dress. I was able to fit a very large cell phone, lipsticks, photographs, party favors... all kinds of goodies in my pockets. The gown length was a little long. I had to be careful while dancing, otherwise I loved the way the skirt fell around me. I couldn't have rented a better gown.
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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
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
March 30, 2016
...
I absolutely loved this dress, and got so many compliments on it the whole night. I am normally a 2 and the 2 fit, but that's only because I don't have a large chest otherwise I would agree the dress runs to the smaller side. With the right heel the dress was the perfect length, and I am kind of short:) I posted more pics of the dress here http://www.sassysoireesaz.com/blog/2016/3/28/rent-the-runway if your wanting more angles!!!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
April 4, 2016
The gown was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Needed it for a Black & White Gala.
I would have given the dress 5 stars if I could have fit it. It was absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, the size 12 was way too big in the breast area and waist. A size 8 would have fit perfectly but was not available. The back-up dresses did not compare to this so I didn't wear them. I will definitely size down on future rentals from this designer.
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
April 4, 2016
Beautiful dress, didn't fit
I am a 14 and ordered the 16 just in case, and it didn't zip up the back. Order 2 sizes larger!
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
April 6, 2016
Stunning
This dress was absolutely beautiful. I wore it to an Oscar party and won best dressed! I was stopped numerous times throughout the evening asking who the designer was. The length of the 4L was perfect with 5 inch heels. By far, my favorite dress.
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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
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
April 29, 2016
OMGGGGGG..this dress is just breathtaking!! I felt like Cinderella in it!!!!!!
Fit's small... I went with the 4L even tho it was super tight because I liked how it looked with the longer length
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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: 18
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:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
May 4, 2016
So many compliments!
I wore this to my prom and I got so many compliments! For the fit, I recommend going a size up because the waist is fairly tight. Waist and bust are tight, so it definitely wont slip off in the middle of dancing, but there is plenty of room in the hip area to move around comfortably. There is also a slit in the front that is not featured in the pictures. Also I love the pockets! Super handy! I loved that it was a different type of dress because the pattern really stood out against the other plain color gowns. Very elegant! This was my first experience with RTR and it was super successful! I cant wait to rent my next dress! I was very iffy about getting my dress online but RTR made my experience so easy! I also love that you can get a second size for free! Very affordable, very easy to return!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Weight: 115lbs
May 6, 2016
SO elegant and classy! Made prom perfect, especially with pockets :)
Now THIS is a dress!! I've never worn a huge gown like this and it definitely was a magical experience. The buoyancy of the skirt makes you feel like a princess, especially with having to gather your skirt when walking up stairs, getting into the car, etc. It is slightly longer in the back so it has a sort-of mini-train that is so cute. I'm only 5'5", but looking in the mirror I felt so much taller than that! Definitely a flattering dress. The waist doesn't offer any give at all, but my 26 inch waist was totally fine. Eating dinner though was a bit of a struggle, haha. The print of this dress is so beautiful and even better in person. I ordered the 2R and 4R, and wore the 2R. The dress is very long and I was wearing 5 inch platform heels and it perfectly skimmed the floor, if only a little bit above the ground. One problem I did have was with the bust. The dress little bit too big for me on top and I probably could have gotten away with wearing a 0R. I was slightly uncomfortable when first wearing it, but the top is structured so well that it didn't budge a lot the whole night. The pockets were the redeeming factor! I could fit all the things I needed without asking my date to put something in his pocket. I got so many compliments that night, and people were even more impressed when I showed them the pockets. This dress is definitely a stand-out piece in a sea of solid colored dresses, and I was sad to have to part with it. Would definitely rent again!!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 18
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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