Jadore Contrast Gown

$125 to buy
$598 retail
Stylist Notes

The black and white color combination gives this ML Monique Lhuillier timeless appeal. For a polished black tie look, pair with Ella Carter's Riley Earrings and classic pumps.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 16.

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: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (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, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black and white Faille (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with beaded waistline. Cross strap back detail. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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443 reviews
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Large
(35)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 3, 2014
Pretty dress, but waaaay too long.

I wound up not being able to wear this because it was so long. The dress is really pretty but it was more than 7 inches too long. With the highest shoes it still wouldn't have been wearable.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
November 3, 2014
I really wish I could keep this dress! I got compliments all night and it was so comfortable.

It fit perfectly everywhere except my bust area. After two kids, the girls just aren't as perky as they used to be. Since its backless, I couldn't wear a bra. I had to go buy one of those completely strapless adhesive bras. I also tripped on it a couple times. The pros definitely outweigh the cons!

AshleyNovember 3, 2014
Does it run long? You said you tripped on it and rented the regular length
NicoleNovember 3, 2014
Did you wear heels or flats? I'm your same height but got the L based on reviews for this same dress in all black. Want to change my order asap if it runs longer.
MelanieNovember 3, 2014
Nicole, I am 5'8" and wore a 0L in the dress, with my heels it was the perfect length.
NicoleNovember 3, 2014
Thanks Melanie!!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 10, 2014
This dress!

The fit of this dress is great - it hits you right at the smallest point of your waist. The back doesn't dip as low as it looks shown on the model. I have a small bust, so the arm pit area was a little big. Regular length was just barely off of the floor so I wore flats.

katieNovember 10, 2014
Hi.. this dress looks amazing on you. I have a question about the skirt... since the skirt looks full is there a tight lining underneath?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
November 16, 2014
Way to long.

Loved it so much, but was sad on how long it was, had to wear 6 inch heels so i wouldn't trip, glad i had a back up.

Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
November 17, 2014
Dress was perfect!

I loved this dress! I usually wear a 0 to a 2 so I ordered both sizes and ended up wearing the 0. The only con to this dress was that it was long. I wore 4 inch heels and still had to hold it up when I walked around. Regardless, I received a ton of compliments all night, felt comfortable and completely appropriate for the black tie gala I was attending. Would totally rent from this designer again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 18, 2014
Regal

This gown was perfect. The 0L fit me perfectly. This dress is modern and elegant and certainly allows you to shine through. I would highly recommend this dress. As a side note, I had amazing customer service through RTR. I was very nervous and apprehensive, as I was unable to try on the gowns. Alyssa was so accomdating and helpful. Although, this was not my first choice, it was the perfect choice.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 5, 2014
Perfect for our ELOPEMENT and our wedding portraits :-)

My fiance and I decided to elope and have a portrait session afterwards so I wanted an unconventional dress.This dress is stunning! Clean lines and a perfect fit. I am pretty busty, but was thankful that the material didn't hug or cling too closely to my bust. I did not wear a bra, and it worked perfectly considering how thick the material is; I just wore pasties to be safe. You will feel very stoic and "Olivia Pope" in this dress. Can not wait to have our professional photos back! Thank you RTR for making my big day easy and stylish! :-) Looking forward to renting again for our celebration with friends and family!

katieNovember 5, 2014
Hi.. this dress looks amazing on you. I have a question about the skirt... since the skirt looks full is there a tight lining underneath?
AllieNovember 5, 2014
Thank you, Katie! Nope! No tight lining. The skirt is actually quite full and roomy. Its just the right amount of oomph! The size really matter with this one in regards to your bust and waist. I hope that helps!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 19, 2014
Loved this dress so much! It was timeless.

I wore this dress to a Military Ball and loved is so much I didn't want to return it! It was timeless and hit me in all of the right places. I ordered the 6 long (because the 6 regular was not available) and the 4 regular. The 6 fit me better in the waist but was too big up top in the arm hole area. Although the 4 was a little bit tighter on my waist it fit way better up top. I only wore flower petals underneath because of the backless feature. I am 5' 6'' The regular length was perfect with 3 inch heels on. The long length I was able to pull off with some pretty high platform wedges. Also the material almost feels like a ribbon which I was not expecting but it was very flattering. Over all this dress was fun and easy to move around in and I loved that it had pockets!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
November 21, 2014
Odd proportions

The dress is really pretty and I love the black/white contrast but the top part of the dress runs very large. I am a pretty consistent size 4, have a bust but not huge and a small waist. This dress was perfect at the waist but the bust and back were way too big. I tried to see if it could be pinned or taped in place with temporary seam tape because I really wanted to wear the dress but it juts wasn't going to work.

Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
November 21, 2014
Elegant!

Stunning! Very classy and elegant. Got many compliments throughout the night. The back is gorgeous. I'm 5'9 130 lbs and wore the 2L. I was able to wear 4 inch heels and the dress was perfect length, which was something I was worried about.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
November 23, 2014
This dress is gorgeous!

If you are bustier like me, I would suggest sizing up for your second size as the top didn't quite fall flat for me. The dress hides all the right things and I felt like a movie star. Tons of compliments. Would love to rent again!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 24, 2014
Way too big.

This dress is way too big for a person with a petite frame––the top didn't fit at all, and the material on the skirt was far too voluminous.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 25, 2014
Loved the dress!! I received so many compliments.

It is very long- I am 5'6' and I had 5 in heels on and it did drag a little..wouldn't recommend a shorter girl to order it.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
November 25, 2014
The quality and detailing of the dress.

I rented this to attend a gala. The dress was gorgeous. Like the other reviewers said, the zipper is difficult to pull up near the beaded waist and I had to have my boyfriend help me to get it on and zipped. But once on it is comfortable and looks stunning. I got a ton of compliments. I would recommend wearing hair up to show the cutout in the back of the dress and a black clutch and closed toe black shoes w/ small heel looked best IMO. Also i am tall (5'9) and would recommend getting the size long for others in this height range.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 27, 2014
Perfect dress for my Pageant!

I absolutely loved this dress. It fit perfectly in every way, it was so comfortable, and I was getting compliments just walking on my way to dinner. I didn't want to take it off! Totally recommend this dress and the back was gorgeous. You'll feel like a princess :)

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
November 29, 2014
In a room full of million dollar babies, my dress stood out. Compliments all night.

Dress came day before the event. I am usually a two. A little bigger busted so I'm glad I ordered two sizes. The 4 was perfect. The dress also came with a little Baggie of deodorant and spray. That was cute. Also a return mailer was in my box so I just dropped the dresses in the mail the next day. Perfect!! Great evening. I'm so happy my friend told me about rtr. During gala season it can be overwhelming having to get dress after dress. This is definitely the better option.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 3, 2014
Having Hilary gumbel compliment my dress

Fit basically true to size, though on the 2 the top was too big. I didn't feel much of a difference in the waist size of the 0 or 2. The length was perfect for me at 5'6 in 3 inch heels. I got a ton of compliments on the dress and would rent it again in a heartbeat.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
December 9, 2014
Didn't wear

FIt too large in under arm area, ended up wearing a different dress that I rented.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
December 19, 2014
Never got more compliments on a dress in my life.

This dress was stunning! I seriously felt like a princess and got soooo many compliments on the dress! I'm short so the dress was a little long and I ended up wearing two-inch heel booties and the length wasn't as big as a problem as I thought it was going to be after reading the reviews. My boyfriend stepped on the back a couple times, but oh well. You DEFINITELY cannot zip it up by yourself. And the top is also strange proportions as well. I have a large chest and the fabric was thick enough for me not to wear a bra and look and feel fine, but the armpit holes were huge! In pictures my boyfriend would literally hold back part of the dress for me. BUT I will say with those notes, I've still never felt more glamorous in my life and would wear again!

Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 21, 2014
The dress is beautiful on! It was perfect for my formal event!

The dress fits true to size in most areas. I had some loose fabric in the back, but nothing bothersome. I am 5 foot 6 and I ordered the long. In my heels it was the perfect length. Dress is great to dance in and so comfortable for a long night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Apple
December 22, 2014
Perfect shimmer for a formal occasion!

Runs true to size and may even be a tad short for taller ladies. Beautiful silvery top that added the perfect amount of pop. We received compliments all day!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 23, 2014
Everyone LOVED the dress - it was for my engagement party and was a HIT!

Like the others say it is VERY long - I am 5'2 and wore huge heals and it was still long, if you have to walk around a lot and are not tall I would not recommend this dress. The material was beautiful and the pictures don't do the dress justice, much better in person. Overall I loved it and wanted to keep it and get it custom hem and fit but it worked great for the night!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 169lbs
December 24, 2014
I felt like a princess!

This dress was perfect. It fit great and was comfortable all night. The back of the dress is beautiful. It's true to size. I got the 12L and the 14L as the back up. I wore the 12L. The 14L was too gappy in the top especially for having to wear pasties or adhesive bra. Length was great. I wore 2.5-3" heels and there were no problems.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 29, 2014
Timeless elegance with pockets

I usually wear a size 2, but the size 2 was destroyed by a previous renter! I was in MAJOR panic mode, but RTR sent me a backup dress just in case as well as the backup size 4 I originally ordered. I fell in love with this dress when I tried it on in the Flatiron store so I already knew I would be taping myself into the dress. I went by RTR on the way home before my event and they gave me fashion tape free of charge due to the disruption - seriously amazing customer service. I received so many compliments at the event, was able to store my lipstick in the pockets and loved the little bit of twirl in the skirt while I was dancing. You won't regret renting this dress - it is timeless.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 30, 2014
Great, classic dress.

Fit was wonderful - wore 3.5"-4" heels, but could've worn flats. Very comfortable dress and it was nice to have the pockets for ID/cash/phone. You need to wear petals, given the beautiful back.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
December 30, 2014
.

normally wear a 4R, but I fit into the 2R. perfect length, had many complements on the dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
January 2, 2015
Company Party

I was SO excited about this dress. It fit well, but the top had a strange fit at the top for me. It buckled near my armpits. Also the zipper was CRAZY HARD to get up. You really need an extra set of hands to get it up. I ended up wearing and loving my backup dress, thus, no pics. I really wish this dress had worked out.

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 4, 2015
It was the perfect dress for a black tie NYE wedding.

The fit was true to size, a little too big in the bust for my little ladies (C-cup would be ideal). The length was perfect and I was able to wear heels! The skirt has pockets and I love the open back!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
January 5, 2015
Perfect NYE Black Tie Wedding Dress

This dress couldn't have been more perfect for a NYE wedding. It was the second dress I ordered after the first style didn't work (too small). This one was comfortable and I got more compliments than I could count that night. I'm a bit bottom heavy - so the full skirt really looked great. The waistband can be a bit tight (although it wasn't uncomfortable) and the top part was just a tiny bit loose. The length was perfect for 3.5" heels and I'm 5'3''/ 5'4''. All in all though it was great and I would totally rent this again.

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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 5, 2015
Great dress for a Black and White Gala!

I loved the dress, but it's not the most ideal fit for a curvy body. I wore the 12 and had too much room through the chest area and the arm holes are a bit large. Don't get me wrong - still loved it! It's pretty true to size.

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 6, 2015
This dress is my FAVORITE Dress that I've ever worn. And I've worn A LOT of dresses!

The fit was great, because it's tighter in the top and flows out in the bottom. I'm athletic, with a pretty small upper body, but larger legs/butt. The chest was a tad loose, but I'm very small chested. It's pretty long, but nothing a pair of super high, super uncomfortable heels couldn't fix. A number of people told me I won best dressed, and I'd have to agree. The dress is SO cute, the pockets are wonderful, and fit is so flattering, particularly if you've got a larger bottom half.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 9, 2015
Compliments & Length Galore

This dress is beautiful, but at 5'2, I am way too short for this dress. I wore 3 inch heels, but still had to fold the hem under. I loved the back though! The top fit fine as well. Throughout the night, people I didn't know kept saying how much they liked the dress. I'd highly recommend this dress for taller girls.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 12, 2015
The dress is stunning!!

It's very long to wear, so if you have a pair of very high, comfy heels, wear them!!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
January 13, 2015
Stunning dress

The material is heavy and high quality, the back is incredible although gaps on the lower sides. No bra is needed but make sure you wear heels! I am about 5"4 and wore 4 inch heels and it touch the ground.

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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 16, 2015
The dress was perfect for a formal winter wedding.

This dress was wonderful! It fit me well and I have so many compliments on it through out the night. I would mentioned that the top of the dress is not true white but off white. This didn't make much of a difference though.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
January 18, 2015
Love getting an extra size free!

I run between a size 4 and 6, And the 4 fit me exactly right.

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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 19, 2015
Loved the pockets!

I ordered the R and L. The L was perfect with my 5.5" heels (I'm 5'4"). However the back of the dress gave me back fat :( So I ended up not wearing this to my event. I was not able to even have a bra on when I zipped it up. The zipper was really weird and was definitely a two person job.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 19, 2015
Stunning! Many compliments. Fit like a glove

This was a black tie event and it was very important I wore the right dress as I had to walk down a red carpet alone! This fit me to a tee. I had some concerns about the bust area, but I read all the reviews very carefully and I had no issues - I'm a lite 34b. The back is just as gorgeous as the front. I would order this again. Loved how this rental system works and am looking forward to ordering every long and short special occasion dresses in the future. The dresses came with NO wrinkles and hangars. What a great find. I have told many of my friends about this! Thank you for helping make my special night perfect!

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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
January 21, 2015
I wore this to a charity event and I loved how comfortable and beautiful I looked.

I'm 6' tall and the long was definitely the perfect length (I wore flats). The dress was perfect for the event. My 1 complaint is the same as other women. I thought because I am "bustier" than most of the other women whom wore this dress I'd be fine, but it was still large in the bust, but not uncomfortably large. Other than that everything fit perfectly and I had a great evening. Everyone kept asking me where I got my dress from.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 21, 2015
Glamorous and Classy

I wore this dress to a black tie event in Michigan in January. It is a thicker fabric so it was warmer than my dress for the same event last year. The dress was very flattering and I received compliments all night. The open back is beautiful and I am small chested so I didn't have to wear a bra. Be aware, however, I am 5'3, wore almost 6 inch heels, and the dress was still dragging a little bit (very long). It was also a little snug. Based on the other reviews, I thought it would run a little big so I ordered the 2R even though I usually wear a 4. The 4 probably would have been a little big but the 2 was snug over my rib cage. Overall, a great dress.

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