Tena Gown

$130 – $165 rental?
$1,000 retail
Delivery + Return Dates
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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384 reviews
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Large
(62)
True to Size
(164)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 28, 2017
Great quality
The dress looks really nice and can accommodate a bigger rear. I have not worn the dress to the event based on weather that turned out really cold - the event was outdoor. The dress is for indoor or warmer weather even though the fabric is thick. I was planning on wearing nice lingerie as if worn with a bra, it would show - the cleavage is deep. I would rent it again.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 18
April 27, 2017
POCKETS!!!!!
I'm a pretty casual person so I adored the pockets. It runs pretty true to size. However, if you're over 5'6 I would get a long bc it does run a little short. Overall, it is a great dress and would wear again!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
April 26, 2017
"Stunning". "Striking"
The 2 would've been the right size for my bust and waist but my rib cage is larger than the proportions allowed for. So I wore the four with very strategic and thorough taping! :) I got the long because I'm 5'6'' and intended to wear heals - definitely the right call. Everyone was very complementary- my husband even remarked on the number of fellow party goers who commented on the dress to him. And the pockets were a dream!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Weight: 180lbs
April 24, 2017
Prom Money Saver and Game Changer!
This was the first dress I ever rented from rent the runway and I was not disappointed! I rented this gown for my prom and was very nervous that it would not fit considering the dangerous timeline of getting it 3 days before the dance, but it fit beautifully! I also spent hundreds of dollars of less than my peers who, a year later, are now trying to sell their tailored dresses to get back a small portion of what they paid her. The length of the dress was perfect and the gown was a beautiful color! The only thing is, after a night of dancing I was very hot because it has a thicker skirt.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
April 23, 2017
This dress is perfect! Tons of compliments, beautiful color, and POCKETS!
The fit was perfect, although I did end up having to make a semi-bra out of duct tape to get some lift/cleavage (which wasn't so bad - Google it!). The skirt was full, and might have been the only full skirt at my law school's Barrister's Ball, but I really liked that about it! I got compliments all night, and many said that it looked like a princess dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 22, 2017
Compliments
Fit great on top, I am 5'3 and wore 4 inch heels, still a bit long. I loved it overall, but it was poofy and prom-y at the hips.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
April 21, 2017
The perfect dress for a gala called "Her Majesty's Ball"!
Definitely some issues with the fit of it but I'm used to it for my body type. I'm small on top but medium on the bottom so it was a bit snug around the waist and loose on the top. I could have easily made an entertaining night of flashing people all night but thankfully with some careful tweaking, I was able to more securely close the top. It's definitely a dress made for someone bustier than I. But, the fabric was terrific! The pockets in the dress were ah-maaaaazing! I had my phone in there, keys, business cards, mints...I could have stuffed some china in there if I wanted to! Having the dress made our weekend very busy however because we also had to squeeze in a family portrait since we had it! Darn right I'm capturing this fabulous moment with some terrific images to decorate my home with...thanks Rent the Runway!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
April 20, 2017
Rented this dress for my father's last Marine Corps Ball. Received compliments all evening!
Dress fits true to size. Because of my height, 5'7'', and the height of my heels I rented the Long version of the gown. The length was perfect! Gown is as gorgeous in person as it is in pictures. V-neck is not too deep, making it a perfect choice for any black-tie, formal events.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
April 18, 2017
The dress was perfect for a Mardi Gras ball
I am 5'7 and got a long, based on the reviews. The regular would have been fine. Otherwise, it was a great dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 17, 2017
Great backup dress!
I didn't get to wear the dress although I wanted to badly. I didn't wear it because the top was cut low and a lot of bust was showing. If it wasn't for that I would have worn it. Fit perfectly otherwise. Beautiful gown.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
April 15, 2017
Perfect Dress for an upcoming Gala. Classy and hide my non pregnant pooch :)
I have pretty broad shoulders, this was perfect!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Body type: Pear
April 14, 2017
I felt like a princess!
I rented this as an option to wear to my prom. I ended up going with another dress, but not because I didn't love this one. It fit perfectly, and I loved the pockets. I'm 54 and rented a size 10 L. The length was perfect to wear with 3 inch heels. I'm not normally a fan of purple, but this dress was the perfect shade. There was nothing I didn't like about it.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
April 12, 2017
Amazing dress - felt like a princess!
I'm usually a size 4 in dresses and this fit me perfectly. I was nervous that the bust may require tape, but I'm a 32C and as you can see from the photo, it covered perfectly AND held me in - nothing was coming out at all. I'm 5'5" and the dress hit RIGHT at the floor, so if you're taller than 5'5" or are going to be wearing very high heels, I'd get the 'long' size of this dress. Overall amazing quality fabric, comfortable, and gorgeous. I felt amazing!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
April 12, 2017
Such a great dress!
I was concerned about this dress being too low cut or gaping in the front but had no issues! Got compliments all night. The deep pockets were a fav! I'm 5'7 and wore flats so that the length hit just right
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 11, 2017
Purple Princess
I felt exactly like thousand bucks in this dress, and got compliments all night! I'm obsessed with the fabric. The color and pattern are stunning; it shimmers just a little in the light without being overwhelming. It is also very well made, with sturdy, easy to use zippers and a hook and eye closure on each. You'll definitely want to have someone help you with the zipper on the top piece. Or, you'll want to slide into the dress with the top zipper already zipped, and then do your makeup and hair once you're already in the dress. The fit was just right, right to my usual measurement. I wore a very modest heel, and probably didn't even need it. No drag; no tripping. I am pretty well endowed on top, and I wore strapless adhesive bra just to keep the girls in place. That worked out just fine; I didn't even end up needing the fabric tape I ordered. It didn't need it, but just to make the dress extra floofy. I wore a petticoat between the dress's layers. Made for a gorgeous silhouette!
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Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
April 11, 2017
Besides my wedding gown, this is the most gorgeous gown I've ever worn.
To say that I felt like a queen would be an understatement. I ADORE this gown. The 14 fit perfectly, but wouldn't allow me to wear heels (I was attending a ball so heels were a must) so I had to wear the 16L. It wasn't a big deal, but it didn't fit quite a well on my body but since it was just a little big no one besides me could tell. I have a large chest (38K) and this gown made them look SO GOOD. It held them in to place the right way so I didn't need a bra which was a shock! This gown does have a plunging neckline so unless you're willing to have them on full display like I did, you may want to reconsider ordering the gown. It was so flattering and covered my problem areas in such a lovely way. It made my arms look smaller and showed off my hour figured perfectly on the top. The bottom was perfect for waltzing the night away. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
April 10, 2017
An absolutely stunning, show-stopping dress!
I have a curvy/athletic body type, am 5'8", and cup size 36B. I am normally a street size 14, so I ordered the size 14R with the 12L as my backup, but ended up going with the 14R. I wore 4" heels and it was the perfect length. I was worried about the neckline, but it was perfect even while wearing an everyday bra. My muffin top showed a little more than I wanted, but with fashion tape, it was perfection. I also didn't have to worry about the dress at all, it was exceptionally comfortable for an entire evening. I wore it for a "Mardi Paws" Vet School Prom and I got a ton complements from everyone I knew plus strangers! RTR is always phenomenal and their customer service and expertise is top notch.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
April 10, 2017
Amazing dress!
If you're even contemplating getting this dress, do it! I absolutely loved this dress and received so many compliments all night. I'm usually a 2 and wore the 0, so it does run a tad big. Also, if you're remotely tall I would get the long size, as I am only 5'2 and with 3 inch heels the dress grazed the ground. A major bonus besides the dress being comfortable was that it had pockets! The pockets were big enough to hold my phone, money, bobby pins etc. which was helpful. Overall I highly recommend!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
April 10, 2017
Simply Fabulous!!!
Loved the dress!
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Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 10, 2017
Gorgeous
The dress fit great. It's low cut, which I generally don't wear but it was beautiful. The pockets were an added bonus. I received a ton of compliments on the dress and felt like a princess
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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
April 9, 2017
Gorgeous, Unique Gown
I wore this gown to a business gala and stood out in a sea of black. I was comfortable and confident, plus the dress has pockets, which made it 10x better. I wore a 16, which was slightly large around the waist (I typically wear between a 14 and 16, so this was expected); however, the top was incredibly large. I had to pin the gown to be sure I was held in. I'm not an overly modest person, but because the top was so large, I was worried I would be accidentally exposed and kept a close eye on my chest all night. Overall, I would rent this dress again and recommend it to others, but I suggest being prepared in terms of adjusting the top to best fit your body.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
April 9, 2017
I am a high school teacher, and my fashion students selected this dress for me. I wore it to prom.
I love the over all style and feel of this dress. It was so flattering, I loved the pockets! It was so comfortable, and I got so many compliments.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 9, 2017
Gorgeous and comfy!
I wore this to my junior prom, and loved this dress so much! Not too much tulle underneath that you get caught in it, but just enough for a little poof. I did not wear a bra, so I pinned the front just in case someone happened to be looking from the side view at the wrong time. The deep purple color matches the model picture, and the pattern looks extra shiny in flash photos. My shoes only had about 1 inch, so the dress just touched the ground and I wasn't tripping over it. I expected the size 4 to fit better, but I wore the 2 and still had some extra room around my waist. I highly recommend this dress to anyone considering it.
Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Other
April 9, 2017
Very fitting of the event!
I wore this dress for my college's chamber choir performance where we were allowed to wear floor length dresses to resemble Romantic period ball gowns. I received compliments on this dress all night and I felt wonderful in it! The dress never actually touched the floor (I'm 6'0 and I wore 2 inch heels), but it wasn't too noticeable. I would totally keep this dress if I could! Plus, it has pockets!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 5, 2017
I let my friend wear it and while it looked great on her it didn't fit me right
If you are lacking in boobs, have a small ribcage, or a short waist, you might have gapping in the top. The fabric is beautiful and the dress is super warm so I also would recommend for winter events since it keeps you so well insulated. The dress has many layers of thick, structured fabric underneath. The color is reflective a little, like a sheen. A very photogenic dress. The waist has elastic in it, and actually for my friend who couldn't quite get the zipper up, the elastic combined with the bunching of the dress made it so you couldn't tell it wasn't fully zipped. The v neck is really low, but only if the stitch in the top has been cut. Mine was cut but you can tell where there used to be a stitch on the bodice. For me the stitch would have made the dress fit better since the top gapped for me, but for my friend it would have been impossible to wear if the stitch was there.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 4, 2017
I used this dress for prom and it was perfect. No one had a dress like it. So many compliments!
Tight in the chest but still comfortable. I wore sneakers and the length was perfect. If any size heel was worn I would have needed the long dress. I loved the pockets. I kept snacks in there to eat during the dance! Would highly recommend this dress.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
April 2, 2017
Felt like a princess!! Didn't want to take the dress off!
Absolutely LOVED this gown! Pros: So many compliments throughout the evening. Felt like a princess! The pockets were perfect. You could put your phone in one easily without creating a bulky area. Cons: I wore this gown with less than 1" heels. If you would like to wear larger heels, get the long instead of regular. Otherwise, with the heels I wore, it just hit the ground perfectly. Also, the double sided tape I used didn't hold very long. Even with 32DDs, the cut of the gown just doesn't keep the girls in well.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
March 30, 2017
Beautiful gown
Definitely low cut- for those that are a bit bustier you may not be comfortable! I had to pin it and kept a shawl on most of the night
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
March 29, 2017
Danced all night!
Bust was a little revealing.
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
March 29, 2017
Black Tie event and I felt like the belle of the ball!
I normally wear a size 2. My last RTR dress was a 2L. All the reviews mentioned how the dress ran large so I chose a 0L as a back up. Since the gown is bottom heavy, the 2L fit a bit loose because the back is open. The 0L was perfect though, a bit snug but I didn't have to wear a bra (just nippies). The pockets were perfect. And the deep purple color was gorgeous. I received so many compliments. I wore pumps that were about 2-3 inches high and it was still floor length. I wanted to keep this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 28, 2017
Perfect dress for a formal occasion. Comfortable, functional, and beautiful. 10/10 would recommend.
Fit perfectly. I am 5'5" and wore a 4R. No heels necessary! The pockets were great and the material was comfortable and beautiful. Not heavy at all. Packed it in a carry-on suitcase to travel and no wrinkles when I took it out of the bag a few hours later. Would highly recommend this dress for a formal occasion - I was told this was the second best dress of the night (only to the bride!).
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
March 27, 2017
Beautiful dress!
Comfortable, elegant, gorgeous. Simply beautiful gown. The color is incredible.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 208lbs
March 25, 2017
I must own this gown
WHERE DO I BEGIN?! This gown is LIFE. Like I'm still dreaming about it and how it needs to be hanging in my closet (when it goes on sale, RTR, please call me). This is my 3rd rental from this designer and woo baby, I'm in love. The deep V was unhindered by a single stitch others complained about, so fashion tape and a safety pin are a must, BUT I was always to wear my push up bra without any issues! It didn't show in the keyhole in the back or on the sides of the V. I received so many compliments on this dress at the military ball I attended and I felt like a princess (especially with that tulle petticoat between the slip and outer fabric). A size note that I'm noticing with this designer that ISN'T mentioned in the size and fit notes: if you rent the plus sizes (so it has a W in it), GO DOWN A SIZE. Seriously you'll thank me for it!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
March 23, 2017
The most GORGEOUS dress.
I rented this dress for a formal event in the Fall of 2016 and it was an incredible dress. I absolutely LOVED wearing it. The pictures truly don't do it justice.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
March 21, 2017
Felt like a princess
I had originally selected another dress, after UPS could not deliver for my event I was panicking and had to contact rent the runway, they immediately give me other options to select and I had a same-day delivery for the stress I have to say I was beyond impressed with this beautiful dress, I am usually a size 6 but they were super kind to send me a size 4 and a size 6, the dress does run a little big so I actually wore the size 4 in R it was also the perfect length as I am a 5'3", I honestly felt like a princess and everyone complimented me!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 20, 2017
Rent this dress!
This dress was absolutely wonderful and the color was gorgeous. This is an extremely flattering style. The only drawback that I encountered was the top zipper portion popped open with a small amount of strain (I safety pinned as a backup for the event). This dress ran slightly on the small side so I would recommend a second size down. I normally run between a 8-10 and I wore the 8. The waist is precisely to size or perhaps slightly smaller. The bust area ran slightly large. I am a D cup and it was a little loose. If you are smaller chested fashion tape would be a must. I didn't need it but I used it as a precaution. The cut of the dress would allow a bra in the back but it would need to be a plunge outline in the front as the cleavage area cuts too deep for a bra in the front. I am 5'3" and I wore 3" heels and the length was perfect. I was very worried about the length as it has no short option (which I almost always need) but it was perfect. Everyone complimented me on this dress it is a truly stunning dress.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 164lbs
March 18, 2017
I didn't end up wearing it
I thought the dress was beautiful, but didn't end up wearing it. There were a couple of things that didn't fit with my body type. I have a small chest, but my hips and food baby require me to wear a larger size. I did try on the 10 and it fit my waist and hips, but the top portion didn't fit well. I could wear a VS Lacey Bralette under it and it didn't show, but when I sat down it became very gappy. I ordered the 10R and I could wear 2 inch heels without it dragging. You could see the heels, but I thought it still looked fine. Another personal issue I had, more to my body type, is that the straps hit past my shoulders instead of before. It just didn't do my arms any justice.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 16, 2017
I felt like a princess!
Rented this gorgeous dress to wear in our updated family portrait, and I LOVED IT! The fit was amazing and true to size, the dress was very comfortable. It was easy to move around in, AND it had pockets!! Win! It photographed beautifully, the color looked amazing with my boyfriend's navy tux. So happy!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Weight: 150lbs
March 15, 2017
Unique gown with pockets!
I chose this dress for a black tie fundraiser. The color stood out in a sea of more neutral (black) gowns, and I got many compliments. Despite the low V and open back, I was able to wear a normal bra with it (bra with a narrow band between the cups, and I shortened the shoulder straps slightly to keep the band high enough in the back, but still - a normal bra is clutch for my 34DD friends). I don't have much definition at my waist, and found the 10 a bit too large, and the 8 a snug fit that was comfortable for the night. I loved the design, the color, and the POCKETS! Would definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
March 14, 2017
Comfortable and beautiful
I definitely recommend getting the long if you plan to wear any heel. I rented the 2L and it was perfect. I'm smallchested so I didn't need to wear a bra. It was difficult to put on by myself due to zipper and hook-and-eye placements, but it wasn't impossible. The bottom stayed was very full and was easy to move around in. Probably the most comfortable formal I've ever worn. The color is beautiful and the pattern is very unique. Love it.
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