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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Large
(5)
True to Size
(133)
Small
(74)
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 65
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
June 1, 2015
I have never received so many compliments.
The size 12 was tight at the waist. The 14 was much better. The dress was comfortable and beautiful. I would highly recommend it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 16, 2016
Sunny yellow on a rainy wedding day!
Loved this dress! It was beautiful and a perfect sunny shade of yellow on a rainy wedding day. The pockets truly made the dress! It runs a little small so while I'm usually a Size 6, I wore the 8 and with the corset underneath didn't need a bra. The boning on the corset did dig in a little, enough to make it uncomfortable. But as beautiful as I felt in the dress , it didn't even matter! Relieved lots of compliments on this dress...totally recommend!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
May 16, 2016
great color and great dress
this is a dress that stands out in a sea of black- marigold yellow, and a great cut. very form fitted on top, and internal boning with bra closure allows you to go braless. hook was broken on mine, though thankfully wasn't needed. comfortable and lightweight.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
May 17, 2016
Gorgeous, sunny, stand out dress
This was a beautiful dress and I loved wearing it. It is tight on top and at the waist, so if you have a small chest the sizing shouldn't be an issue. The only downside was that the hem came undone towards the end of the night, so I found myself tripping on the bottom of the dress. Overall, this is a gorgeous and really fun to wear dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 13, 2015
I got so many compliments--people were calling it an oscars dress!
This dress fits small--very small on top. I am usually a size 0-2 and the 2 barely zipped up, I had to have my BF help me into it. It was a little frayed at the hem too, but nobody noticed. I was worried about the length; I'm 5'0" and have a hard time finding dresses that fit, but the midi length worked well. The color was also gorgeous, perfect for an evening garden wedding. Oh, and... pockets! Would definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 21, 2015
Great dress for a summer wedding!
Very comfortable. So fun, flirty, and classy. Great dancing dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 12, 2015
Super fun dress to wear!
Sorry for the blurry pic ladies, best one I had of the full length. I was worried about the 8 fitting up top, but I was held in just fine. The fabric of this dress is also so much prettier in person, the pics don't really do it justice. Perfect fit and prettier in person- can't beat that! Oh and it has pockets- always a fun surprise!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
April 19, 2015
This dress is perfection, they told me so!
So so many compliments on this gorgeous dress. It definitely stands out among the crowd. The top is very flattering while the bottom leaves room to eat. I couldn't be happier that I picked it for an outdoor spring wedding. It is a little on the fancy side, so I just wore modest jewelry and shoes.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
April 26, 2015
The yellow was so fun. A standout...tons of compliments all night.
Great dress. Loved the pockets. Didn't need to wear a bra. It was really tight in the chest in bodice, but I'm a 34DD. The renter bf me had a picture with a black jacket. Loved the look. Went to H & M and bought a tuxedo jacket. Perfect touch. Received tons of compliments all night. This is the only picture I have of me in the dress that I took where I'm alone This was the try-on pix. this is with my boys. I rented the earrings and bracelet as well.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 4, 2015
Amazing fit and color! Even the bride told me how beautiful I looked!
This is the first dress I've received from RTR and it was an amazing experience from start to finish. I had given my boyfriend, a groomsman in the wedding we attended, the option of choosing my dress from a selection on RTR and he chose this one, proving he's got some great taste! The dress itself is a dream - the 10 fit me like a glove and I didn't even bother trying on the 12 because it was so perfect. Also, no worries about pulling up a strapless gown all night; it has a waist stay built in, along with a grip around the neckline and boning, which meant that it stayed in place even while dancing. I did wear a strapless bra, but that's just a personal preference. The color is a tad more muted than in the picture, which was ideal for a spring wedding, and the textured fabric doesn't show wrinkles. I paired it with the Kate Spade Showgirl Gems earrings and didn't stop receiving complements all night on how amazing I looked! I've been to many a fancy affair in my day and I have to say that I have never felt more beautiful than that night.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 5, 2015
Vivid yellow stands out in the dark wedding crowd!
I wore this dress for a wedding and really liked it. I'm a standard size 6- smaller up top then bottom and felt this ran a bit small thru the bust and waist. In order to zip and fasten everything I had to actually hold my breath and help a friend with the zipping process. Once on, it looked great. Very flattering and lots of compliments! Definitely on the tighter side- but that just kept me from eating 3 pieces of cake... Instead of 2. :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 6, 2015
Bright sunny yellow color!
Beautiful textured fabric that doesn't convey in the photo, and stunning bright shade of warm yellow. I paired with orangy-red shoes for a pop of color. I usually wear a size 4, but the size 4 had been way over worn (very noticeably so) by girls more busty, so I opted for the size 6 that was new/never worn with the tag still on. The shape makes this dress fun and unique, and the color photographs nicely.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 6, 2015
Bright and Beautiful
You will love this dress if you love yellow....and maybe even if you dont. The first thing i would like to say is that if you do not have a bust please consider sizing down or wearing a pushup bra or not renting. This dress has built in boning and bra. That said I felt like there is a little extra room there. I know my profile says 34D, but i would consider it more 34C at the moment. I might have been able to get away with the size down. This dress was brand new, so no it was not wore and stretched out. My suggestion would be to get your normal size and the size down just to make sure the bust fits, as it is strapless. OTHERWISE, the dress is SUPER. the color, material and fit in the waist are very flattering. The color almost gives you a nice glow. The skirt is not too short on the shorter side. I am 5'10'' and i felt very comfortable with the length. for reference the back came down to mid calf. I would rent this dress again in one size smaller. I would even purchase it at the next sale, its a great spring/summer piece for multiple events.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
May 10, 2015
A stand out dress for wedding! The low part of the skirt is so much fun on the dance floor!
Tight in the above the waistline. So many compliments on this high quality dress. Many compliments all around, especially on the fabric and the dramatic hi-low skirt. Lovely on the dance floor, about 2" above the floor with heels. Nude heels best. Deep pockets!! Stand out dress for a wedding!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
May 11, 2015
Super cute and will stand out but too tight on the chest :-(
This dress is so pretty. The color is a perfect vivid yellow and the cut is very unique; you will definitley stand out in a positive way. I didn't get to wear it because the bust was too tight on me. I'm a 36DD and while I could get it zipped, it flattened me out like a pancake and a strapless bra would not have helped. If you're a D cup or smaller, I don't think you'll have an issue. So sad I couldn't wear it!!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 11, 2015
I absolutely LOVED this dress and highly recommend it! I received a ton of compliments on it too.
I would suggest getting the size you normally wear and one size up for your second option. It runs a little snug in the bust and back area. Overall, this is a great dress for a Spring or Summer event.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 11, 2015
Gorgeous, unique dress
This dress is absolutely perfect! I felt very beautiful and unique. It slid down a tiny bit at the top, but otherwise the fit was great. The length was just right; I'm short and it didn't even drag on the ground (I wore 3" heels). And OMG DID I MENTION THERE WERE POCKETS? That was probably the best part.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 13, 2015
Lit up the room!
Dress fit perfectly. Slightly tighter on top with higher waist so if you are bigger on the bottom you can probably get away with smaller size than usual. Just make sure you size for your top. This was a really fun dress I wore to a black tie event. Can be dressed up or down with accessories, perfect for a spring evening.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 15, 2015
Eye-catcher !
I rented the 6r and the 8 r. I could not zip the 6 but the 8 fit perfect The dress is fun and flattering. I received so many compliments Choose this dress if you are ready to stand out in the crowd !
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Date
May 17, 2015
Statement dress perfect for any evening event!
I LOVED this dress and got tons of compliments on it! I would recommend that if you are well endowed in the bust area that you size up for this dress because it is quite snug in the top. But the dress itself is stunning and I will definitely rent it again. I wore this to a production of Beauty and the Beast and felt like Belle! It was so fun!!!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 133lbs
May 18, 2015
This dress was incredible. I received compliments all night long.
Fit great. Didn't have to fuss with the dress at all. Was comfortable to sit in and so fun to dance in.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
May 20, 2015
I received so many compliments on this dress!
The size 4 fit me perfectly! It was nice and snug up top which made me feel comfortable and secure! I'm 135 lbs and 5'6 and sometimes wear a 6 but the 4 was great! Wore this to a black tie wedding and it was perfect!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 26, 2015
Dress was AMAZING, so many compliments. I felt like Belle :) highly recommend.
It is a little tight in the chest but I would not size up because then it might be too loose.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 26, 2015
This dress was show stopping! I received so many compliments on it. I styled with red lipstick.
Runs pretty true to size, maybe SLIGHTLY large.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
May 27, 2015
Amazing dress! I received a ton of compliments.
The cut is flattering to almost any figure and the color is a great bold statement.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
May 28, 2015
The color and fabric were gorgeous.
The top is fitted and has boning stitched in for support. Being that I'm already a bit larger in the chest, I couldn't comfortably zip it up while wearing a strapless bra so I went with out, which was fine and I felt completely comfortable with the amount of support the top provided. Length was perfect and I loved how flattering the natural waistline was. The fabric is much heavier and the color is richer and brighter than it looks in the picture, but in the best way.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 30, 2015
The dress arrived perfectly on time and looked in person exactly how it appears online.
I wore this to a black tie charity event and received so many complements from strangers, I was starting to feel like a celeb! The dress was pretty comfortable, too. Not once did I even touch it to adjust anything throughout the night, like so often happens with strapless gowns. There are lots of grips and some boning sewn to the inside, which worked great to keep everything in place. I wore the dress with gold jewelry and clutch, and light blue shoes; though I really thought red-violet or lavender heels would have looked even better :).
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
June 1, 2015
Lots of complements on the color. The fabric is much more beautiful in person.
Wore this to a black tie wedding. Stood out in a sea of LBDs and tuxedos. Formal and fun enough to dress up or down with jewelry.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
June 1, 2015
Wore this dress to an art gallery cocktail party in DC!
The hem and color were perfect for the venue and event. I found it fit true to size (but perhaps a bit on the snug side, so maybe order a size up as your second dress option). The fabric moves beautifully and catches light like a dream. The only issue I found was that the hem is extremely fragile. The first one RTR sent me was badly torn, they overnighted me another (thumbs up for the customer service), which was also torn. I wore it anyway and no one noticed, but please do be aware that this seems to be a structural issue with these gowns overall rather than a lone incident.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
June 1, 2015
The dress was a statement in itself. well cut stylish suitable for the event.
It's true to size . I wear a sz 12 regular based on the design. However this dress fits well and the builtup bra was an added bonus. The fabric was light for day brunch and felt very comfortable.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
June 2, 2015
Beautiful dress for a "garden" wedding
I wore this dress to my sister's wedding and LOVED it. so many compliments. It was so comfortable and easy to wear... and POCKETS! Love the pockets. I added a padded bra and some inserts to fill out the top, but other than that it fit beautifully. So happy with it.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
June 2, 2015
Bold, bright color. Received so many compliments at a formal spring wedding.
The dress runs a little on the snug side, so if you have a large rib cage like myself or a larger chest just be sure to know that before renting. Overall, this dress was a dream. It was comfortable to sit in, fun to dance in and I received so many compliments. The only thing I did notice was that the hem on the dresses (both the 4 and the backup 6) were really delicate and seemed to have had a little wear and tear, but it was nothing anyone else would see when you're wearing it. I could've spent hours in this dress. It made me feel beautiful!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
June 2, 2015
I felt like a modern day Belle!
Firstly, if you live near a RTR store, I highly recommend scheduling an appointment and trying some of these dresses on. I went to the Georgetown store and was paired with a wonderful stylist, Samantha. She contacted me a week before the appointment to ask about the event, my size, and my preferences. I am so happy she contacted before the appointment, because all of her pulls were perfect for me and she was very receptive when I wanted to try more dresses on. I felt like Belle from Beauty and the Beast in this gorgeous Monique Lhuillier high low gown! It was perfect for my Sunday evening black tie optional wedding. It was very flattering on my curvy figure. The zipper was a little difficult to close up because of the corseted top so get help putting on this dress if you can. I learned that most gowns at RTR are designed for taller woman, but this dress was the perfect length for my 5'3'' (+4'' heel) frame. Rent it! You will be the talk of the town!
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
June 7, 2015
Tons of complements and was told "best dress of the evening" by one woman.
I am a bigger girl but still love fashion. Ordered a 12 and 14. 12 fit me better up top but a bit snug at waist/hips. 14 was a little big in bust - but was more comfortable so I went with 14. I got so many complements on the dress. It was for Mardi Gras theme cocktail party and paired dress with nude shoes and Mardi Gras colored feather headpiece that i wrapped around ponytail. Added feather boa later. Felt good and loved all the complements.
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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
June 7, 2015
Loved the color of this dress & how it flowed through the evening as I walked! Lots of compliments!
The ML dresses run small so I'd order your regular size and a size up! It has extra straps in the dress to prevent you from having to pull it up which is usually my apprehension with strapless dresses. Also the color was phenomenal! Take the risk, it's so worth it. The pockets were so handy for my phone to capture pictures during the night. I was so sad when I had to return it!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 8, 2015
The material for this dress was really thick. And the color is very gold.
I didn't wear this dress, but the 10 was too small, the dress I did wear was an 8.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 8, 2015
Great dress to wear as a wedding guest
This was my first Rent the Runway experience and, fortunately, it went off without a hitch! I was worried at first because the store didn't have a "backup" size available. I ordered the size 4R and crossed my fingers. Thankfully it fit! As other reviewers have said, the dress is a little tight in the rib-area. But, honestly, I liked this aspect of the dress because I wasn't worried about it falling down. The color was great and is very "in" right now. The material is heavier than I expected but that didn't impact the level of comfort. I received so many compliments on the dress throughout the night. I think I'm officially hooked to RTR.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 8, 2015
My bf works at a high school & every year we go to Prom. This dress was just dressy & classy enough!
Overall fit was good. I little tight in the waist but slightly big up top. I didn't wear a bra with it because it had a simple, built in boning bodice. I did use double-sided tape to keep it in place. Got rave reviews and worked perfectly for the Great Gatsby theme!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
June 8, 2015
The color and asymmetric bottom make the dress!
I ended up wearing 1 size up from my normal size due to the size of the top and it fit really well! I didn't have to pull it up all night. It was such a fun, different dress! Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
June 10, 2015
So beautiful! Sorry I don't have a better photo!
I wore this for my graduation. I ordered a 4 and 6. I ended up preferring the 4 because I have such a small bust. I thought it was super flattering and I enjoyed the built in bra. Also as a whole the company was amazing to deal with. This was my first Rent the Runway experience and it will not be the last. Keep it up! :)
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