Tena Gown

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Stylist Notes

Pockets give this full-skirted ML Monique Lhuillier gown a modern feel. Try the purple look with silver pumps.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12 & 14W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. 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 with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple and navy jacquard (60% Polyester, 16% Acrylic, 16% Wool, 7% Silk, 1% Nylon). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt with side pockets. Back cut-out detail. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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303 reviews
Fit
Large
(55)
True to Size
(129)
Small
(6)
Size worn:
14WL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 20, 2017
POCKETS!! Keyhole back is fun, great fit!
The cut of the top lets you wear a normal bra - bonus! No need to carry a purse, pockets - bonus! Easy fit and easy to move in. Keyhole back for surprise touch when hugging - bonus! Got a little hot when dancing in full skirt.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
January 19, 2017
Beautiful dress, be careful on sizing
Pros: the fabric looks even more amazing in person - a beautiful shimmery dark purple, pink, and silver. It has POCKETS. You can easily wear a normal bra. It emphasizes your waist while glossing over any areas where you feel less confident. It's very comfortable and not as heavy as it looks. Cons: It is a DEEP v so expect a lot of cleavage (too much for a work gala for me). Also, take note that for the upper sizes, there are both regular and women's sizes available. I tired on a 12 in store, found that it was slightly too small so I asked to order the next size up for comfort. I got a 14W instead of the plain 14 which is cut slightly differently as seen in the sample photos. The 14W was enormous in the waist and chest on me. Given the cutout back, the dress drooped severely at the waist and the top was very large. I am sure that a regular 14 would have fit very nicely and I probably could have been happy with the 12 too. Moral of the story: stunner of a dress, but be sure to choose the cut that fits your body best if you are size 14 or above.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 17, 2017
Compliments for Days. And Pockets.
I absolutely adore this dress. It was perfect for my black tie optional wedding in Palm Springs. Someone actually stopped me to tell me that they (and their friends) all thought I had the best dress at the wedding. (Aside from the bride, of course.) The top was a little tight, so if you have a large chest, you way want to size up. Otherwise,e an absolutely perfect dress.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
January 17, 2017
Perfect dress for a Black Tie Charity event.
I LOVED this dress. I got so many compliments throughout the night. It was comfortable and didn't bother me at all. I have a larger bust so I taped the dress down at first, but the tape wasn't holding properly so I gave up. Luckily the dress fit well enough that I didn't even have any issues anyways. In some pictures the dress looks a little metallic or shimmery - but that is just the flash. The dress is not like that in person at all. I had a really hard time sending this one back! (In case my profile doesn't post properly - I'm 5'4", 131lbs, size 34D bust and I wore a 2R).
Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 220lbs
January 17, 2017
Gorgeous color. Stood out all night
Absolutely loved this gown. I would rent this again in a heart beat. But ladies listen to the reviews ORDER DOWN A SIZE OR TWO!!!! I probably could of worn a 12 or 14. Other than that I felt like a million bucks! Once again a win with RTR
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
January 16, 2017
Unlimited subscription is the best!
Love, love, love the unlimited option allowing you to order the dress early and keep it until your event! This allowed me to try on a few dresses to find the perfect fit!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
January 13, 2017
Stunning skirt, but couldn't wear a bra
I ended up wearing a different style. I was bummed because I LOVED the skirt on this dress. I felt like I was going to a ball. But the back of the top comes up too high to wear a regular or strapless bra. I tried significantly tightening the straps on my bra to raise the band in the back, however, not only is that horribly uncomfortable and unsupportive, the band of the bra still kept poking out the bottom. Not classy. I experimented with no bra (bad idea for 32D me, but I tried), but the front is low and loose enough that it actually exposed me when leaning forward only slightly (which means even with a bra, I'd be showing it off all night). I would have needed tape, but since I've never used it, I didn't want my first time at a black tie event to be the night I experimented. I'm a pear, so this dress probably works better for people with larger torsos. Or if you are also a pear, and don't need a bra, try ordering the size according to your upper half, as the bottom half doesn't hug at all. Just watch the waist because it will get snug.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 13, 2017
So many compliments and definitely the most unique dress at the New Orleans Ball.
I had to pin the front because my torso is short but other than that this dress was amazing and so comfortable. I expected to have to wear really tall heels because I ordered the regular instead of petite, but the dress hit the floor perfectly with my 3in heels. There is an small open back but I was still able to wear a bra which was very nice and look! it has pockets. I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 11, 2017
I loved the dress. The color and fabric were beautiful and fun and I got TONS of compliments on it!
The dress was perfect for a NYE wedding. I normally wear a 6/8 depending on the dress so I ordered a 6 and an 8. I was nervous because the wedding was after the holidays and I thought I should have gone up a size, but the 6 ended up working great. It was slightly snug around the waste, but it was fine. It was shorter than I thought it would be- I ended up wearing flats. I have a B-cup and I wished I'd had a little more up top to fill out the top, but it was fine, and no gapping. I really enjoyed the dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
January 10, 2017
I got so many compliments on this dress! I felt so pretty all night long.
Great fit but I needed double sided tape.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
January 10, 2017
Lots of Compliments but you must be daring.
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding after a lot of challenges with my original RTR choice. It was not something I would normally wear and showed a lot more of my chest than I would EVER be comfortable with but I gave it a try as I was sort of out of options. Lots of tape to hold things up and in, a mirror pep talk and I was off. I am glad I wore it and it fit great..and was very comfortable (minus making sure my boobs were staying put).
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 10, 2017
Amazing experience and will rent again!
I was 16 weeks pregnant and this dress perfectly fit the bump! So comfy and had pockets! I received so many compliments!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
January 9, 2017
I got a lot of compliments!
Definitely needed boob tape and a lot of it but it was a beautiful dress. I had no problems with the zippers. The color is gorgeous. I'm 5'3 and wore comfy 3 inch wedges and the 6R was the perfect length.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Party
January 7, 2017
I did the MOST and it was GREAT
I loved this dress. I got a size bigger and the long length. I was the only one dressed in black tie! I got to show off a bit. No one could believe I rented this beautiful dress. I paired it with my hot pink loubs that seemed to highlight the beautiful gown.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 3, 2017
Love this dress! I got tons of compliments on it and was comfortable all night! Also, pockets.
Love the open back, the low cut (I did end up safety pinning it though for gaping) and the pockets! However, I'm only 5'5 and dresses are usually really long on me. I brought heels with me but had to go out and buy flats because it hit right at my ankles.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
January 1, 2017
Gorgeous dress
I will start by saying I did not wear this dress (backup), but I tried it on and absolutely fell in love with it!! I wish I could buy it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 1, 2017
Incredible!
I received SO many complements on this gown! I am 5'7" and would definitely recommend getting a long instead of regular- I wore flat sandles and you can see my feet at the bottom in the picture. Especially if you plan to wear heels! This dress is absolutely stunning.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 26, 2016
Not as shiny as in photos!
In person this isn't as shiny, which was a plus for me. The top was fitted and substantial enough for me to skip the bra. The back cutout is super flattering. This is a BIG dress with a full skirt. I would have loved another inch of length with 3.5" heels.
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Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 43
December 22, 2016
The dress was elegant and everyone thought it looked great.
I got an 18L but could have done well with a 16L. It needed to be pressed by the dry cleaner in order to have it fall right. It was lovely.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 22, 2016
Great statement gown, gorgeous colour!
Wore this gorgeous gown to sing with a symphony for their holiday concert. It was awesome! Size down for your backup and make sure to have wardrobe tape on hand and you'll have a fantastic evening, full of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 20, 2016
Felt like a princess. With pockets!!
Gorgeous dress that I received so many compliments on that evening. I felt like a princess with my big skirt. The fact that it has pockets is a great added bonus. The top is very low cut, so be prepared to have superb posture all night long. The dress was perfect for the black-tie gala I went to!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 20, 2016
Comfortable, elegant and flattering
Gorgeous dress. It is so comfortable and flattering. I got a lot of compliments and I felt so good in it. It is a little long in the back so I had to hold it when I walked or people would trip on it. I also taped it in place because I didn't wear a bra and I didn't want to take any chances since it was very low cut on my body. Usually at these events I feel self conscious but not in this dress at all. I would definitely wear it again.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 19, 2016
Total showstopper!
This dress is incredible - mine had come untacked in the front so it showed a lot more cleavage than it normally would, but it worked on me. I got compliments all night and was told by several people that they thought I was the best-dressed at the event.
Size worn:
14WL
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Weight: 206lbs
December 18, 2016
I felt Amazing in this Dress!! & I love pockets :)
I am 5'7 about 200lbs in a 38C vs bra. The fit was perfect. I wore the 14L, with a 3 inch heel. I ordered the 16 just in case but didn't need to even try it on. I loved that this dress had pockets!!! I over looked the cut out in the back of the dress which was not a good fit for my back. I wore a high waist body shaper so that my back wouldn't be out. Overall this dress was beautiful!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
December 18, 2016
I wore this dress to a formal Christmas party. Endless compliments! Great fit! Highly recommend!
Great fit. I have a pear shape. I am 34C, 29 waist and 41 hips. This dress works great for girls with hips! I have zero complaints! Only endless adoration to the designer!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Age: 26
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
December 17, 2016
Pretty in Purple!!
I ordered the 10L, I'm 5'6, 180 and it fit ok around my waist, but really loose in my bust, 38C. I added a few safety pins and viola! cleavage ^_^ I wore 3.5-4 inch heals and the dress fell perfectly. Be careful of a few tears on the slip underneath, my heel was getting caught in it all night. Overall, great dress!! I felt gorgeous! Thanks RTR for another beautiful dress :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 17, 2016
Amazing color and pattern!
Really beautiful dress. The 4 would have fit much better but they didn't have one.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
December 16, 2016
It was my brother's wedding and I had to wear something purple.
I was concerned about the material because it looked like it could be that crinkle-y, cheap 80s bridesmaids dress material, but it was actually substantial and heavy. I have a fairly large chest (34DD) and a strapless wasn't cutting it so I wore it with a regular triangle bathing suit top with the straps tied as though it were a bra - nothing showed and the ladies stayed up right where I needed them. Pockets! The pockets make this dress a dream. The only downside is that I believe someone tried to alter the length and didn't do an amazing job. You can't tell unless you really look at it, so it's no biggie. The other thing was that it STUNK. Again, not the biggest deal, once I walked around in it some and it had a chance to air out and be doused with perfume, it wasn't so bad.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 169lbs
December 13, 2016
Princess for a night!
I loved this dress! It made me feel absolutely regal! The neckline was VERY low, and I was a bit self conscious all night, worried I'd give a peep show, but it wasn't too bad. All in all, a great gown!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Weight: 148lbs
December 13, 2016
Beautiful Dress - so many compliments!
The dress was beautiful and true to size. I'm 5'10' and wore an 8L with flats. It touched the floor perfectly, and I felt like a princess at my company holiday party! I have a smaller top half & larger hips, so the ballgown dress felt like a glove on me. :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
December 6, 2016
Best dress at the ball
I wore this to a black tie ball, and every woman there (including the servers) told me I had the best dress. Definitely fancy. I'm 5'6", and 120 pounds, and usually wear a 2 or a 4. The 2 long was too large in the best and the waist. Fortunately, it wasn't super noticeable with a push-up bra. The long size was perfect with 4 inch heels. The dress was warm, even for a chilly December night. At times, I was sweating! Overall, a great dress for a very formal affair.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 6, 2016
I felt so elegant!
I loved this dress! I rented an 8R and a 6R because other reviewers said it ran small. The 6 fit me really well besides being snug around my ribs which the 8 was tight around my ribs as well (I think my ribcage is abnormally large). I could've worn the 6 but I was hoping the 8 would Allow me to breathe. The dress was perfect besides being snug around my ribs! I would rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 6, 2016
The fabric is beautiful and elegant. Opposite of simple black dress! Compliments all night.
I panicked when I tried on this dress, because it is so low-cut that no bra would help. I bought clear duct tape to lift myself. I am a 34B. I had to use fashion tape to adhere it to my chest so that I would not show my open chest to the dignitaries at my table at the Kennedy Center Honors. Keep in mind that this dress is great if you have bigger chest. Smaller chested ladies will be disappointed as I was. The 2R was a little snug under the underarms, but gaping open at the bust - and cuts way below so any traditional bra will show. The tulle underneath gives is the full look, but can catch on heels and also was a pain to hold up while in the restroom (bring a clutch with a hook or strap because you will need your arms to pick up the dress in the bathroom or on stairs).
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
December 6, 2016
This dress was the hit of the party, everyone I bumped into mentioned they loved it!
I wore this dress for a formal work holiday party. I am 5'2", and this dress fir perfectly. I had ordered the 0R and the 2P, both of which fit, but the 0R (although a little tight) ensured me that the neckline would stay in place without any tape/security pin/etc. The dress was not as heavy as I was expecting, it was not cumbersome to move in it at all. The pockets were a great little surprise. The 0R allowed me to wear sandals under the dress, so I was tons more comfortable than I would have been with heels. Definitely recommend.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 5, 2016
So many complements!
True to size
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
December 4, 2016
Princess slay with pockets.
Pros: If you're looking to elegantly slay an event, this dress is going to help you do it. Not only will you feel like royalty, everyone will tell you that you look like it. It catches the light just right - I was worried about it being too shiny but I promise it's very understated in person. Also, it has pockets, y'all. Need I say more? I am 5'6" exactly and I got a size 8 long. It fit perfectly. I have a semi bigger ribcage, so the zipper at the top protested a little but it wasn't enough to squeeze back fat. I wore flats because I'm not dedicated to that heel life, so it dragged a little on the floor but I am into that kind of thing. Get this dress. No, seriously. Stop looking. Rent this dress. Cons: I had to use A LOT of body tape to secure the top portion of the dress to my chest. Otherwise, if you're trying to get down on the dance floor, someone near you will get the angle just right and see your nip. Secure the neckline if you're kicking it with anything bigger than a B cup.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 4, 2016
Absolutely in love with this gown! It fit like a dream and was perfect for our black tie dinner.
Loved the pockets! The dress was great for a larger chest: I felt so comfortable the whole evening. Also the color of this gown was so rich and gorgeous.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
December 4, 2016
This dress was such a showstopper! Full skirt made it lovely and regal!
Fit was true to size although the bodice was a bit roomy. Successfully pinned the front close, and smoothed out wrinkles in the tulle with a steamer. Worked out beautifully and the color of the gown was fantastic!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 3, 2016
Standout dress!
This is the dress to get if you're looking for something truly unique and beautiful. The photos don't do the fabric justice - it's almost an iridescent purple floral pattern. The low neckline doesn't work with a bra will buckle if you don't sit up straight. I used some fashion tape and tried to have good posture. I'm 5'6'' and the skirt just hit the floor with 3 inch heels. That might seem too short for some, but I prefer not to have my skirt dragging. Lots of tulle in the skirt and pockets! Overall fantastic dress that I didn't want to return.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 3, 2016
This dress is AMAZING!!
This was my first time using rent the runway. I read through all of the reviews on this dress before I rented, checking sizing, looking at pictures, and reading what people had to say. Everything they say is true!! This dress is stunning in person and in pictures. I lost count of the number of times people commented on how lovely the dress was!! I would say I'm glad I have a small chest and my dress was tacked, otherwise I would have felt a bit exposed. You MUST rent this dress, you'll feel like a princess!!
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