Fit For Royalty Gown

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$698 retail

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Stylist Notes

Feel fairytale fabulous in this gorgeous green gown by ML Monique Lhuillier. Pleats and pintucks make this a super flattering fit for the gala! Go with monochromatic accessories like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Emerald Drop Earrings for formal attire fun.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
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 strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
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 strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Emerald taffeta (100% polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Ruched bodice with inner boning. Full skirt. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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73 reviews
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Large
(5)
True to Size
(43)
Small
(14)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
February 23, 2016
I haven't worn it to an event yet. I bought it from RTR sale/clearance.
The zip is a little tight, but this is simply a gorgeous dress that I didn't want to take off once I got it.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 16, 2015
Emerald princess!
The dress was gorgeous however the top was a bit loose. Had to stack up a nice padded bra. Definitely was the best dressed and got compliments all night.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
November 9, 2015
The dress was exactly like the one in the picture!
The fabric is vey soft, but it is not stretchy. Therefore I would agree with the rest of the reviews and play it safe by getting a size bigger than what you would usually wear.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
October 19, 2015
Beautiful dress, photographs very well
I wore this for our annual family holiday photos. I am a true size 4 and the dress fit perfectly in the bust. The ribcage was slightly tight and thus the zipper was a bit hard to get up, but I would not have sized down because the bust would have been too big. Once I had the zipper up, I felt like it fit pretty much perfectly. It was comfortable to move in. I am 5'5" and wore this with 2.5 inch heels. The fabric was nice and photographed very well.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
October 4, 2015
Good fit for the occasion
It definitely ran small. I normally wear a 10 in dresses, but the 12 barely zipped. It also sits very low on the hip, which made it hard to stay in place when I was going between sitting and standing. The top had a tendency to roll down and didn't lay flat very well. But it was a beautiful dress and overall perfect for the occasion
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
September 28, 2015
Perfect for Wizard of Oz gala
I rented the 8L and 12L in this dress. (NO 10L available on ANY date?!? Would've been much better ). This dress seems sized to bridesmaid sizing, as in small. I wear a 6-8 and the 8L was reported damaged/late. I was crushed especially as the few available last minute alternate replacements were either damaged as well or just not even close to what I thought the dress would look like. Which left me with the size 12L, on the morning of my event that I was chairing and had ordered this dress specifically for this event months earlier. Since the 12 really = an 8/10, I just pinned the sh!t out of it and it worked. Dress is beautiful and I got compliments all night. This experience with RTR was extremely stressful, their email was down for a few days and getting through to an actual person on the phone took 45 min + each time.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 20, 2015
Beautiful outdoor black tie charity event.
The dress was amazing! I loved the color and it fit very well. I had some issues at the beginning with the boning in the top of the dress pushing the lining to the top where it was visible. I was able to work it back down and bend it back into place. Double sided tape would have been a big help. Recommend some if you order this dress. Overall I wish I didn't have to send it back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 19, 2015
wonderful dress, very beauty and the beast, lovely!
Cons: - painful bones poking me - dress in mediocre condition - the inside layer stuck out at a weird angle due to wear (I hid it with a hair tie underneath, and that worked)
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
September 7, 2015
I wore this dress for my senior prom and LOVED it!
I ordered the dress about 3 weeks before my prom, and the staff at RTR were really helpful with adding my accessories to my order after the fact. I usually wear a size 4, but I am rather busty, so I'd suggest if you're not sure about the size to order up. The dress I was sent had pieces of the plastic boning inside poking through, so I was stabbed in the chest all night, and there was a loose piece of tulle in the under layer that I kept tripping/stepping on. But other than the issues with the particular dress I was sent, the dress was absolutely lovely and I received compliments the whole evening!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 2, 2015
I felt like a princess, and received so many compliments!
I wore this dress to prom, and I can honestly say that I wouldn't have had it any other way! I was afraid that it was too short since it landed right above my ankles, but it's longer in the back and flowed nicely when I walked so keep that in mind when ordering your size :D Like many others have said, pictures don't do it justice; it's a lovely emerald green that kinda shimmers and looks like something from a fairytale! Definitely one of my favorites from this site.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 27, 2015
gorgeous color
I rented this dress for a museum event, and its rich green color was very beautiful. I'm 5"2 and I rented the 2P, it just touched the floor with 4-inch heels
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 24, 2015
Gorgeous emerald color!
Runs small. I typically wear a 2 long (sometimes a 0) and the 2 wouldn't zip. Glad I ordered the 4L for backup. Gorgeous color. I got tons of compliments!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
May 9, 2015
This dress was perfect! I got tons of princess-related compliments and it fit like a glove,
I wore this dress for my senior prom! The only reason this dress is missing a star for me is because the boning was sticking through in a few places (nothing a little duct tape can't fix). Other than that, it was soft, flattering, comfortable, and best of all, I didn't find myself adjusting it all night. I rarely do strapless or ball gowns, but this dress was lovely.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 5, 2015
didn't end up wearing it but will wear it to next formal event. Loved it. Very cindarella
fit perfectly. Even the length. I'm 5'3" and wore 2.5 inch heels. I also wore a full slip under it. It was my back up dress in case my other one didn't work out. I didn't end up wearing it this time but I will rent it again.. I'd even purchase it. I really liked it. I wore the size 4 in this dress. My dress I actually wore was a size 6. I usually wear a 4 or 6 depending on designer
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
April 26, 2015
Perfect dress for the perfect day
Fit great no worries #bestdressatprom
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 2, 2015
Lovely color
Loved the color and fabric of the dress, however, I ordered a size up based on the fit description that said it runs small. I ordered a 6 (I usually wear a 4 or 6), but the bust was waaay too big. It might have just been worn many times and stretched out, but it could have easily fit two more cup sizes in there.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 30, 2015
Rented this for my prom was the only one in this color dress. I felt like a princess
I rented this for my prom. My mom was skeptical about renting online because we read that the dress was too long for a short person. Surprise, surprise, the dress fitted like it was made for me. The length was just right. I wore a 2 inch heel and it was perfect.Wore a strapless bra under and the bust held up all night Couldn't have asked for a better dress for my prom.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
February 24, 2015
This was for the annual Houston Ballet Gala. It was my first formal event.
I chose a size 12L but it actually was a bit large on me. I was nervous to get a 10 but I don't wear formal dresses often so I was going off of jean size. It would've fit perfect as a 10. It was very comfortable to wear for long hour.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
January 25, 2015
I looked like a damn Disney princess
Very comfortable, great color for olive skin tone, elegant, easy to dance in, I could actually eat food. Probably the best dress I've ever worn.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 17, 2014
An amazing time with my fiancé!
It is slightly smaller than expected in the bust. I'm 34B and it was snug with a slightly passed strapless. Loved the dress. Hard to dance in so keep that in mind. Overall would definitely recommend
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
December 14, 2014
This dress was perfect, it fit great and was gorgeous!
The dress fit great and was gorgeous, I received many compliments about the color and style. I was worried about picking out a dress for the gala that would fit okay two month after having our fourth baby and this one was great! The only downside was the corset, it was a little too tight which made it tough to take a deep breath but it was great because it never felt like it was sliding down and I didn't have to wear a bra with it! Overall a perfect dress! I'm currently 154 lbs and 5'4" and it was the right length and right size.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
November 25, 2014
Wore this dress to a formal ball.
Dress was long enough to wear with 4 inch heels and I received many compliments about the color. The material look a little cheap but overall this dress was a hit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 25, 2014
Beautiful dress but too long for short figure
I ordered this dress as a back up and didn't wear it to the event. I'm 5'2" and with 6 inches heels this dress still seemed too long for me. As the pictures shown, I already put the heels on and it's still dragging.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
November 22, 2014
The color is beautiful!
The dress fit perfectly in the waist, and the 0L was a great length for me with 2 1/2" heels, but was still a tiny bit too big for me on the top...but fashion tape helped close that gap!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 13, 2014
I wore this dress for a black tie gala.
This was my first RTR rental and I was not disappointed. The dress is beautiful. The 4 fit, but was a little tight in the bust, so I wore the 6 because it was more comfortable.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 49
Body type: Petite
November 10, 2014
Loved the dress! Got many compliments on it throughout the night, and the green really stood out!
Wore this to the Emmy awards ceremony. I'm short (5' nothing) and the dress was a little long, but I used the temporary hem tape to shorten it a little for the evening.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
November 7, 2014
Stunning. Perfect for black tie and red carpet events.
This dress is true to size, but I do caution that being 5'3" it was a little bit long (which I expected based on others' reviews), but with 3-4" heels it was perfect. It worked perfectly for the museum exhibit opening event I went to. The only fault I found with it was the under wire in the top - a piece of wire must have punctured through the fabric prior to me receiving it, as it was jabbing me the whole time (only a tad uncomfortable). All in all, a great dress that stayed on and of course, looked stunning.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 6, 2014
The color was a showstopper
I wanted to stand out at a formal gala, and this color was perfect for that. I got so many compliments and it definitely had a princess-y feel. It's super easy to dance in (see my 3 pics), but the boning did mildly cut into one of my ribs on one side. Not bad until the next day and I was like, ow, I have a tiny bruise. It went up really high on my short torso, so if you're short-torsoed, keep that in mind.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 20, 2014
Jeweled gown made me sparkle
Wore this to a formal military dinner. Felt glamorous without being over the top. Fitted bodice is great for a girl with a larger chest, but a smaller to cage and straight hips. Did not need a strapless bra at all. The dress is so well made I never had to adjust all night. No falling down! The only reason I took one star off is that there was a year in the crinoline under skirt and the boning on one side is starting to wear through and poke occasionally. I pinned it up and had no problems but this particular dress may be getting towards the end of it lifespan. My initial dress was a little big and this was a backup sent the day of the event. I can not say enough good things about the rent the runway customer service. They rescued my night!!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 20, 2014
This dress was absolutely everything I hoped for! The perfect prom dress!
It fit as expected and the color was beautiful in person. I got tons of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 14, 2014
Perfect jewel tone
This color has always been a favorite of mine so to find it in such a beautiful dress I was hooked. And I was not disappointed. I am usually a 6 but I worn the 8 because it was a little snug around the books and ribs, there is no give in the fabric there. I actually might have been more comfortable in the 10, but I was okay in the 8. I did the L because with the heels I need the extra length so it still puddles at the floor. This was worn to an Oscars viewing party that was a formal affair and it was an absolute hit.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
August 10, 2014
Beautiful gown fit the theme of the event!
Boning in bodice fit to a 'tee'. 6R was surprisingly small. 10R would have been too big. Length was perfect but long enough to feel like you're wearing a real ball gown!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36A
July 1, 2014
Striking Emerald Gown made for an elegant evening.
My 17-year-old daughter wore this to an award ceremony. She paired it with 3-3/4 inch heels (she is 5'5-1/2) and the skirt perfectly touched the ground . She is a 36A and wore a strapless bra-a push-up would also work, depending on your desired look. The dress fit like a glove-it was so elegant, and the material looked expensive. It was not a "cheap" shiny satin at all. Her accessories were in the silver range , with her crystal necklace set in dark metal, her purse was a silver mesh over black. This made her look "edgier". A more traditional look might be finding emerald jewelry to compliment the dress (I'm showing my age!). This was a gorgeous ball gown which would flatter most body types . Those who are uncomfortable showing upper arms may want a small wrap; nothing too long which would cover the fabulous gathers of the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 21, 2014
I felt like a princess...loads of compliments on a special night!
I wore this gown to a Navy ball and it was a massive hit! I got a lot of compliments from total strangers and felt a million dollars :) it was pretty tight in the bust for me so it was a bit uncomfortable sitting down. But when I was standing it was perfect. I knocked one star off for the length. The fit notes said a Regular length would fit 5'1" - 5'3" with 3-4" heels. I am 5'1" and wore 5" heels and the dress was still an inch or two too long, requiring me to hitch it up to dance and walk very very carefully! It wasn't a major issue, but if you're short like me I would recommend a Petite length if possible.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
June 5, 2014
Gorgeous dress !
The top has an extra band for support to keep the dress up which was appreciated even though it is a bit tight and uncomftable at times. I was looking for a green dress and I saw this one and I didn't love it but when I put it on .. That was a different story! Such a princess dress! Loved it !
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 21, 2014
Military Ball
Lots of great compliments on the dress! I felt like a princess :) Had a little trouble with the zipper. If your bust is larger than a 36 and you normally wear an 8, then get a 10 because it was a little snug in the bust area. The great thing about that was I didn't have to wear a bra! (and after having 3 kids that's a rarity)
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 11, 2014
Loved this dress, elegant and unique and a perfect fit!
I usually don't wear green, but something about this dress stood out to me when I was browsing RTR. Absolutely loved it, and it fit true to size and was fairly comfortable. Kind of difficult to dance in, but I would expect that from any long dress. The green also made for great pictures and it stood out from everyone else!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
May 9, 2014
Great color and style
I love this style, color comes a bit lighter than in the pic. It comes really small to the size, I ordered 4 and 6 and none of them fitted.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
May 7, 2014
This was my backup dress and although I didnt wear it, my friends liked how it looked.
Very fitted through the top. Other than that, it was great. True to picture color, and the details were amazing. The ruching was a little distracting for me though and never seemed to lay correctly.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 4, 2014
Fit for red carpet royalty!
I absolutely loved this dress from the moment I tried it on at the Soho showroom. I originally tried on the 4R which fit fine. They sent me the 2R as well - when I tried it on, that fit perfectly! It has a built-in corset and ribbing so it holds everything together and provides support, even without a bra. I wore it to my bf's grad school gala and got so many compliments! It was also very comfortable to dance in since the bodice did not budge despite the movement. The color is so perfect for spring and it photographs so well. My only complaint is that it was a tad short when I wore 3" platform wedges. I should have gone for the 2L instead, but it was a very minor issue for me.
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