Sunshine Day Gown

$50 – $70 rental?
$698 retail
Stylist Notes

Catch the sunset in this charming yellow dress by ML Monique Lhuillier. Accent the shimmering fabric with some sparkly jewelry; try Elizabeth & James' Astral Earring Jackets and nude heels.

Also available in pink, teal, and red.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - built in boning for support
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to longest hem, 35'' from shoulder to shortest 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, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Yellow jacquard (60% Linen, 40% Poly Cloque). Strapless. Straight neckline. Full skirt with high low hemline and side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 35” from neckline to front hem. Imported.

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335 reviews
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(5)
True to Size
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Small
(74)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Weight: 130lbs
May 24, 2017
Felt like an princess at my bridal shower!
I ordered the dress based on chest proportions as it is the only part of the dress that actually hugs tight. I usually wear a size 4-6 but here I ordered 8 and 10 just to be safe. 10 was way too big, and 8 fit perfect. The dress was very comfortable and the pockets were a PLUS. Got sooo many compliments and everyone loved it!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
May 24, 2017
This dress exceeded my expectations!
I often worry with high/low dresses that the front part will be too short due to my tall frame but that was not the case here. The dress fit snug in my midsection but not so much that it was uncomfortable. The color was a stunning yellow that got compliments all night. There was a little wear and tear, obviously this dress is a popular one, but nothing so obvious that it took away from how beautiful this dress was. The pockets were an adorable plus too! Can't rave enough about it!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
May 23, 2017
Makes an elegant statement and the color is stunning!
In a dress I typically wear a 4 as I'm small up top so this was true to size. It was quite fitted around the rib cage so I never had to pull it up, even when dancing. At 5'4" I had no problem with the length in the back. Wore to an outdoor wedding and paired with bright pink strappy heels and pink and gold purse. Received numerous compliments about how perfect the dress was. Wish I could keep it!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 23, 2017
I felt like Belle!
Absolutely love this dress!!!!! It was so much fun to wear. It was perfect for a spring wedding! I received so many compliments all day and night! I truly felt like a princess. The size was absolutely perfect. I ordered a size up as well but was unnecessary. Going off the descriptions of reviews was so helpful. I would definitely recommend this dress it's so beautiful and so flattering!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 20, 2017
Great dress; stands out!
Beautiful color that is closer to gold than a true yellow. Notably, the sizes 6 and 8 appeared to be two different dresses, as the size 6 had more texture in the fabric patterns and the 8 was flat. The 6 fit true to size; the fabric is thick but not overly warm. A bra is not necessarily needed. Received many compliments. Dress is classy but fun and is unique is a crowd. Someone told me it reminded them of Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 16, 2017
I felt beautiful in this dress - so many compliments, comfortable, bright!
I loved this dress and didn't want to send it back! I would rent it again in a heartbeat! I normally wear dresses in a size 10, but wore the 12 for a few reasons...the 12 I received was new with tags, it was brighter and overall nicer than the 10. The 10 seemed kind of faded. The 12 also gave me a bit more room to dance in - It was bigger in the top with my smaller chest, and I ended up having to pull it up from time to time. Overall happy with the fit over my lower half. Beautiful material, perfect with nude colored accessories and light pink nails. So many compliments!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 16, 2017
Wore this to a rehearsal dinner, and it was perfect! Shape was pretty, and not too long in back.
I ordered a 6R and a 4R, and ended up wearing the 4R since it was strapless. The boning helped keep the dress up, as the fabric was thick. Beautiful yellow color, so fun to wear!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 15, 2017
Gorgeous dress, but be careful if you are pregnant!
I rented this dress in red for a winter event a year and a half ago and loved it so much that I decided to rent it in this fabulous yellow color. It was on the "bump friendly" list of dresses so I thought I would be good to go. I was 26 weeks when I tried to wear this for a wedding. Warning for the pregnant ladies: the dress is loose around the stomach, but the top is so fitted that I couldn't get the dress to zip comfortably (and I am all belly). The fitted top goes too low and, with a baby bump, it just does not work. I would love to rent it again when I'm bump-free because I think it's such a stunning dress! I received many compliments when I wore it in red. As usual, RTR was fabulous and gave me a credit that I will use post-baby!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
May 15, 2017
Love, love, love!!! Absolute show stopper!
This is by far my favorite rental from Rent the Runway! The fit is amazing and it is incredibly flattering! Usually with high-low dresses the front section always seems too high cut on my 5'9" frame. This was not the case with this one. The color is a stunning, vibrant, sunny yellow (I felt like Belle from Beauty and the Beast) and the fabric is rather luxe with a beautiful textured quality to it. I wore it to a July wedding and it was such a show stopper paired with my husband in his seersucker suit and yellow bow tie (that I made to match my dress! :)) I felt like we had stepped right out of an old Hollywood musical. The two of us were receiving compliments from men and women all night long. I was very sad to return it. (P.S. - it has pockets!)
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 12, 2017
Formal daytime wedding ceremony
Wore this to a daytime wedding ceremony and lunch (changed for the reception 5hr later). Perfect color, especially since it was an Indian wedding. I know some people said it runs small, but I had no issue with my normal size. I did end up wearing a straplrss bra just to fill it in a bit in the chest. Fun dress overall. Got a ton of compliments!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
May 8, 2017
Beautiful dress. Fits true to size; is comfortable and great for dancing!
Before I tell you about this lovely dress, let me tell you about the outstanding service I received: UPS did not deliver my dress on time - when I called to inquire about how to return the package even though I would be flying for the wedding and wouldn't actually get ahold of the package, RTR customer service told me that they would take care of it AND they could overnight me the same dress, same sizes to the Airbnb I was staying at. While I flew from Chicago to San Diego, my dress was flying there too-free of charge! It was delivered with 45 mins to spare before the ceremony. Thank you RTR for your amazing service! This dress fit me true to size. I am 5'8" and am fairly fit. It was a beautiful color for a spring wedding in San Diego. I didn't have to wear a bra with it (34D), the dress is very structured on top and it held everything in place even through all the dancing and shenanigans that wedding receptions can bring. If you aren't used to wearing structured clothing (I am not) the dress did get a bit uncomfortable by the end of the night (ie after 8 hours of wear!), but I think that is normal - and it is well worth it!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 6, 2017
Perfect for the Derby!
I wore this to a Derby party! Got so many compliments! It was a little tight around my bigger bust that's why I went with the 12R. The fit was great for hiding those problem areas. I'm 6 weeks postpartum so it made me feel comfortable all night!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
May 2, 2017
This dress definitely made an entrance!
Wore this to a black tie optional charity event and received a ton of compliments. Love the high-low cut and the boning was great in the top to keep the dress held up! I'm 5'4" and the 2R was perfect length in the back with a 3" (maybe 3.5") heel. Statement dress for sure! The color is a lot more golden than the yellow in the photo shows.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 1, 2017
Perfect Belle dress for a Disney wedding
I wore this for a Belle-vibe as a guest at a Disney wedding and it was absolutely perfect. The style was absolutely perfect and the color and subtle pattern are gorgeous. Perfect dress for pear shaped gals, and has pockets! As with all strapless dresses I found myself tugging it up every 30 mins or so, but I expected that. Corset seemed to fit a little tight, but very generous in the hips. Loved this dress so much!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 30, 2017
Gorgeous color and perfect fit!!
I always fall between a 6 and an 8, and the 6 fit me perfectly. I felt very comfortable in this dress and it's pockets were an added bonus. I wore this to a late summer wedding. The color was stunning and I received compliments all night. With my brown hair, several people compared me to Belle. Would highly recommend this dress!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 178lbs
April 27, 2017
Absolutely stunning and the photos don't do it justice!
I felt so regal in this dress and received SO many compliments at the wedding and in the photo comments. It does run small, and if you are larger than a B-cup, I would recommend going up 2 sizes; usually I wear an 8, but for this occasion, I wore a size 10. The shoes were the only thing that I bought, the accessories are from RTR also. Love this dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 24, 2017
Wore this to a vegas wedding
I am somewhere between a 6 and 8, but the 8 was a little too loose so I went with the 6. It actually got more comfortable as the night went on. The color is amazing. I absolutely loved this dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
April 22, 2017
I loved this dress and got so many compliments! Wanted to keep this one!!!
Fit me perfectly around the ribcage. I am a 34 A- (If A- was a cup size). It would have been tight if any smaller or if I was any more well endowed. There is boning in the dress and I did not have to wear a bra. The length was perfect and I loved the hi/lo style.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
April 16, 2017
It was the perfect Spring dress for Easter Brunch!
I wore this dress to Easter service and then Easter Brunch at our Country Club! It was the perfect color & style!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
April 15, 2017
I didn't end up wearing it because it ran so small. I'd recommend going 2 sizes larger than usual.
I didn't end up wearing it because it ran so small. I'd recommend going 2 sizes larger than usual. It's a beautiful shade of yellow, and a gorgeous dress. The top part runs super small though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 8, 2017
So many compliments!
This dress was so easy to wear and the length and style made it perfect to dance in. It did run a little small so I sized up.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
April 6, 2017
Wonderful dress. Perfect for my evening.
Would love to purchase.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
April 5, 2017
Perfect for a themed party where I dressed as Belle.
Fit snug in the chest, but the dress was still so heavy that I was constantly pulling it up through the night. Hit a little longer on me due to my height, but worked perfectly for the Belle costume. Great quality fabric and beautiful dress in person.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 29, 2017
The Color is so rich and the texture photographs beautifully! Pockets= Two thumbs up. Belle Inspired
Love this dress so much, wish I could have kept it! I'm not sure if I was busty that the two would have fit, there was not a lot of extra room up top with the binding. I will say my husband could not get the zipper up when I tried it on. It took a lot of finagling! Not because it was too small but because it was just a sticky zipper. When it came time to put it on for the wedding my sister got it zipped in 2 seconds :) Girl Power! So many compliments on this dress. My 3yr old niece called me Belle all night and I loved the pop of color with my shoes. Favorite RTR so far!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 29, 2017
Modern day Belle...Love it!
Amazing dress. Wore it to a wedding and got so so many compliments on it. I normally stay away from bright colors, but this was just so gorgeous and was more of a golden yellow. Heavy material so I was warm at an outdoor wedding in Santa Cruz in October. Strapless normally need a ton of adjusting but even with dancing, this dress stayed in place! I got the size up, but went with the 4 since the 6 made my bottom half look too bulky (pockets are great). It was a tight fit around the waist/ribcage as there really isn't any give to the fabric, but the additional hooks on the inside really helped. I loved it. Everyone else loved it. Very happy!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 27, 2017
Fabulous dress, arrived clean and pressed. Glad I had two sixes because it did run small.
Site is easy to use and I will be ordering again and sharing with friends!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
March 24, 2017
This was perfect for a fancy NYC summer wedding!
The high/low design is great, and I loved having pockets!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 20, 2017
This dress was perfect for our occasion.
The dress ran a little tight with the built in bra and wire shell. The cut is true to form, though, and the length was perfect (even for a shorter girl like me).
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 19, 2017
Belle-inspired dress for a movie and themed dinner
I am typically a size 6. The 6 was way too tight, so I wore the backup size 8. This dress fit much better, but I was pulling it up throughout the night because of a small gap at the bust. I felt like a size between the two would have been perfect. I have a short torso so the bottom of the corset bodice landed right on my "tire". It may be more flattering on a longer body. Overall the dress was beautiful and I got a lot of compliments.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 136lbs
March 6, 2017
Modern Day Belle!
Beautiful dress! Fitted from the top to waist. Perfect length for me, as I was wearing a 3.5 inch heel. I would say it stayed in place well the whole evening, aside from having to adjust it up a little after lots of movement, but that's the case with most strapless dresses. Highly recommend it for those looking for a bright color to wear.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 23, 2017
Perfect fit, beautiful yellow!
This dress fit me like a glove! No need for a bra, the boning in the torso takes care of that for you. Such a comfortable dress and easy to move and dance in. I received tons of compliments on this dress. Such a beautiful yellow!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 125lbs
February 22, 2017
Pockets and perfect for a summer wedding!
I loved this dress so much - made me feel like a modern-day Belle from Beauty and the Beast :) The color and the high-low skirt was so fun for a warm, summer wedding. I'm 5'5" and wore 4-inch heels but if they were any shorter, I'd probably get tripped up by the back of the skirt a little bit. Other than that, it was very comfortable and had convenient pockets!! I almost want to get the same dress in a different color for another wedding this summer! 10/10.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
January 31, 2017
The color was absolutely beautiful but the dress was heavy! I loved it though!
The material was very heavy. The fit was nice, my only complaint was that I wish it cinched more at the waist for more curve definition. The color was really pretty and I wore it with sea foam green heals and for a little twist.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
January 23, 2017
This was my back up. ..a little small in the bust but loved the fabric and pockets-
fabric a little informal - good day time dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 113lbs
December 24, 2016
Bright, beautiful, bold!
LOOOOOOVE this dress! I literally did not want to send it back in! The fabric was heavier than I thought but still quite light for an end of summer/early fall wedding. I felt like a modern day Belle in this dress. Got a little worried about my heel getting caught in the tail of the dress though, especially going up and down stairs. But otherwise beautiful and fun! Definitely recommend!!!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
December 12, 2016
Very Beautiful
This dress was gorgeous. I rented it for my brother's wedding. I am usually a 4 or a 2, but most of the reviews told me it ran small, so i ordered a 4 and a 6 as backup. It definitely does not. The 4 fit everywhere except the bust. I ended up having to wear a strapless bra with it, which wasn't very comfortable. The dress is quite heavy so i was tugging on it all night. I was a 34 C bust at the time. BUT...despite the dress tugging, it was a beautiful dress, and i received tons compliments all night. Also the length was actually fine even though i am only 5'1. i wore 3 inch heels and flip flops for the reception. It is for sure an epic dress. I'm very happy i wore it. 5'1 110lbs
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
December 9, 2016
Unique color and cut stood out at summer wedding
This dress has a great high-low cut, beautiful color, and has sturdy ribbing (did not have to wear a bra...Im a 36B) BUT holy hell was this thing heavy and thick. I don't feel like the reviews or descriptions adequately conveyed this. I rented this for an outdoor summer wedding and was VERY hot in it. It was the thickness of a heavy curtain and I felt the weight of it all night. I would love this dress if it was in a lighter fabric. Lastly, I would suggest it for a spring wedding or an exclusively indoor summer wedding (somewhere with plenty of AC or a balmy temp setting).
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
November 14, 2016
Beautiful dress for an incredible wedding!
Dress is a lovely marigold color and the stitching on the floral pattern is a shade darker, almost a golden peach, which adds a nice contrast to the dress. I wore to a black tie optional wedding. Probably should have worn the two or used fashion tape to hold the top up, as the top does stretch a bit once you've worn it for about an hour. Beautiful length, just enough volume in the skirt for there to be some movement when you walk and dance. Definitely a show stopper!
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
November 14, 2016
Showstopper!
This dress was perfection. I wore it for an outdoor Miami wedding and got so many compliments. It's tight around the bust which was great for me since I'm a bit smaller on top than most. A great dancing dress! I will say if you're on the shorter side (I'm 5'5") you may want to wear pretty high heels because I wore wedges and found that sometimes the back of my shoe would get caught on the bottom of the dress. Overall I would absolutely recommend it!!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 9, 2016
I got a lot of compliments!
For bigger chested women, go a size up! I am usually a 4, but couldn't even zip it up. The 6 barely fit my chest (and I am a D cup). You could even go 2 sizes up!
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