Madame Damask Dress

$85 rental
$598 retail
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Stylist Notes

This ML Monique Lhuillier damask patterned dress will have people turning heads all night long. The hi low hem calls for a pair of fab shoes!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for 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, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue Silk Taffeta (100% Silk). Strapless. Straight neckline with boned bodice. Full skirt with asymmetrical hem. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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312 reviews
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Large
(16)
True to Size
(192)
Small
(54)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 8, 2016
great support and fit . . and pockets!!
i loved the way this dress wore - extra secure top with inner hooks. i was comfortable all night and having pockets in a formal is amazing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 3, 2016
The conservative elegance of this dress and comfort was great.
Comfortable. A little longer than on the the model because I am only 5 foot 4 inches and curvy so the larger size caused the dress to be longer. I would recommend the 14P but the 14R was the only one available. My heel did get caught a couple if times in the hem. It went well with my husbands military dress blues.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
October 26, 2016
The dress was pretty!
The dress was pretty and runs true to its size. I got this dress but didn't end up wearing it to the wedding as I liked the other dress I got better. The fabric was soft and comfortable. Overall a great dress.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 24, 2016
Pockets!!!
Loved the dress and it fit perfectly. I did have some trouble with getting the zipper up all the way as it would get stuck in one specific spot.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
October 23, 2016
Classy and Comfortable
I rented this dress to wear to a wedding. It was easy to move and dance in and was super comfortable. My only complaint is the boning was sticking out under my arm and irritated my skin. I received many compliments and wish I had another event to wear it to.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 19, 2016
Not for the short torso!
BEAUTIFUL GOWN! I would recommend this gown to anyone with one caveat - this is not for those with a short torso. As pictured, the torso is fitted through and slightly below the waist. For me, it hit at the hips, which just caused the dress to flow right over my hips...with extra volume. However, I'm a 34DD/36D and a 29.5" waist, normally wearing an 8/10. This dress fit perfectly in through the waist. I would imagine it would flow nicely over the hips if I had a longer torso. I'm 5' 2" and front of the high-low hit just above the ankle. The back flowed just enough to skim the ground, but not drag as a real train. The pockets are wonderful though. The color is beautiful! It's hard to describe, but the damask embroidery just shimmers, and the blue is dark enough that the print is not overwhelming at all! It's truly beautiful, just wish I had a longer torso.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
October 7, 2016
Perfect dramatic look
I wore this to the ballet. As other reviewers noted, the boning does dig into your hips, but otherwise it was pretty comfortable. The zippers on both sizes got a bit stuck where the bodice met the skirt, but it worked with a little help. The boning was SERIOUS--probably the first time I didn't have to wear a bra. I got compliments all night and loved twirling in this dress. The skirt is dramatic and moves beautifully. Highly recommend and would definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
October 5, 2016
Perfect dress!!
This dress has POCKETS!!!!!! This dress was amazing!! The fit was great without a bra. The bones helped keep it up. It helps hide a belly if you have one without wearing spanx.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 4, 2016
Great Dress really comfortable. I got a ton of compliments.
The zipper is a bit flimsy and hard to zip over the waste seam. Took an extra set of hands to get it zipped but I was comfortable all night in it. LOVE the pockets.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
September 11, 2016
So elegant with an edgy vibe!
I really liked my rental of this dress. I was 14 weeks pregnant and had no problems with my little bump fitting in the dress. I would not recommend this for larger chested girls though. I'm well endowed to begin with (36D), but with the swelling due to pregnancy, the dress was almost too tight up top. I didn't clasp the inside corset because it would've been uncomfortable. If I were to rent it again I would go one more size up (I wore the 10). The dress never fell down though (ha)!! The pockets were great for storing my phone, lipstick, a room key, and some cash! I also loved that the bottom front was short and showcased my shoes. Perfect for shoe lovers!! The material is thick but not too hot (I wore this in September) and it felt very expensive. I eventually changed into flats and the dress did drag the floor in the back just a little (I'm 5'7). I would recommend renting this dress. It's beautiful and fun!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 5, 2016
Real life cinderella experience! But more bad ass.
In dresses I can vary from a size 2 to 6 depending on the cut, style, fit, etc., and in this dress I was a 2. The fabric is on the heavier side, so I sized down, which helped me feel more comfortable that the dress would stay up. The dress has great boning, and essentially an inner corset. I was able to dance all night without worry. This dress is a slight high-low cut, which I didn't notice before. I loved it, great for showing off shoes.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
August 3, 2016
This was the first (and probably only) time I would be invited to the Tony Awards!
The dress fit too small for me to wear to the awards. If I could have gotten it in a size up (wasn't available), I think it might have worked perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
July 15, 2016
First Rental And It Was A Winner!!
I rented this for my 25 th birthday party and it rocked. The detailing was just right, wasn't a dramatic hi low effect which I was glad about. I'm on the taller side and with heels it was just at the floor might be a tiny bit long if you don't wear heels.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
June 19, 2016
The dress fit perfectly especially for a shorter person!
The dress fit well and I felt beautiful in it. Being 5'1" I often struggle finding a dress that doesn't need shortening. Although this dress is midi length on taller women this dress was perfect floor length on me! The front hit right at my ankles showing off my shoes and left a small train behind me. The dress also had pockets which is always a win in formalwear. The only negative I can say is the boning was in both the front and back and the back boning dug into me a little bit. The zipper was also a bit difficult where the upper and lower sections of the dress came together. I would definitely recommend the dress especially if you are short and looking for a formal gown!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
June 15, 2016
Lovely!
Loved this dress for a Black Tie Wedding- tons of compliments! Im not entirely sure how to rate fitting as Im 8 weeks postpartum. Compared to more casual dresses Ive worn post baby I had to go one size up. It was very forgiving in the belly area and fit my chest great - I didn't have to wear a bra which was fab since I dont have a strapless bra that fits currently! Also it has pockets! Great dress for a formal event or black tie wedding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 29, 2016
Beautiful design and cut that stood out. Very elegant and fun to wear. Enough weight but not heavy!!
No cons. Was extremely comfortable to wear. Perfect for smaller chests. Wore to a fall Wedding. Was warm enough and had a lovely thick material that felt soo royal. Flowed beautifully!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 16, 2016
Should've ordered the regular length
I like this dress, and may order it again in a different size and length. I chose not to wear it because it was a little too snug. I was singing at this event, so the ability to breathe is key. I thought the dress was a little too awkwardly long. I'm 5'8" and I'm all about high heels so I ordered the long, but it hit at kind of an awkward place on my legs. I also wish there was a little more support in the bust. It made me seem a little flat.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 114lbs
May 16, 2016
Pretty fabric
I'm usually a 2 but it was unavailable and based on some of the reviews I thought I could get away with sizing up but I was swimming in it. The zipper was also messed up on mine so even if it had fit I don't know if I would have been able to wear it. The material was very heavy but absolutely gorgeous! I loved the pattern & the pockets! I may try to rent this again in a smaller size for a different upcoming wedding if available. I definitely recommend going with your actual size or even down a size (unless you are extremely top heavy) as its not fitted in the hips making it somewhat forgiving!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
May 1, 2016
Really wish this had fit
Based on information from other reviewers with my body measurements, I ordered the 10R and it was way too small (especially in the chest area). I should have gotten a 12 or 14
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
April 20, 2016
This was my first RTR experience and it couldn't have gone better. Loved the fancy bag!
The length was a little longer in the front than it should have been because I'm petite and the sizes were only regular. I was worried that it would be awkward and wish the hem was 2 or 3 inches shorter, but I pulled it off and got a million compliments. I'm a 32DD and didn't need to wear a bra because the built in support was great. Pockets were awesome! I didn't even need a clutch.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Age: 28
April 18, 2016
Dress was stunning in person and fit great. The regular length is a little longer than shown.
Dress fit great and was beautiful in person. Length was a little long compared to photo and I had the regular. But it was perfect for our event and I had many compliments about it. Came on time and SO easy to send back.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 179lbs
April 15, 2016
So many compliments on this dress!
Unfortunately I was having too much fun at this wedding and forgot to get a photo of this dress :( Fit great, although I knew it would. I wore the 10L since I had already rented the black and white color blocked version of this dress for another wedding last November so I knew it would fit! The blue and black color is beautiful, the pattern is beautiful, and the fit is very flattering especially for someone who is smaller on top and bigger on the bottom! The only complaint about the dress itself is that my heel kept getting caught in the back hem of the dress when I walked. Luckily I never tripped! Maybe the hem needs to be sewn up better or tighter so it doesn't catch I don't know. The only reason I had to give this 4 stars instead of 5 was the service. I was getting out of town Thursday after work and was still waiting for the dress at 5pm. I know they only guarantee delivery up to 8pm, but I was willing to chance since I've rented here enough and they always delivered around 5pm. Well, when I got on the phone with RTR they advised the dress hadn't left the warehouse in NJ yet and they can't deliver until 8pm. I ended up having to leave work early and heading to the messenger service to intercept the dress off of the truck when it got there around 6pm. After a lot of waiting for the messengers to comb through everyone's orders the finally found it and I was able to catch my train! So it all worked out in the end, just had to deal with some last minute stress that I may have been left with no dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
April 8, 2016
Easy to wear and very elegant
The fit was great and the dress is structured enough that you can go without a bra without having to pull it up all night. Pockets in a dress are always a nice addition and I was even able to hold my iPhone 6 Plus in the pockets. The top is very slimming and flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 5, 2016
Love this dress! Perfect for a black tie wedding/ event.
I rented this dress for a black tie sunday night wedding and it was perfect. I'm petite and have hips, and this dress was a perfect fit. The base of the dress is a dark blue with black accents. Like the other reviews mention the fabric is a bit heavy however it was a 40 desgree day and worked out perfect. If you need a dress without much hassle this is perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 25, 2016
Wore this to a black tie wedding & everyone loved it! Got so many compliments.
Top has a corset within the dress, which makes it stay up really well for a strapless. Was a little longer than I expected, but with heels it was perfect. Heavy fabric, but so much fun to dance in.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
March 16, 2016
Loved this dress! Very warm and small on top. Loved the pockets!
I ordered the 8L but ended up wearing the 6L backup. I'm a true pear shape with a small chest and this fit perfectly. I'm 5'10" and wore 2 1/2 inch heels and the back of the dress still touched the floor. The fabric is very heavy. It was probably in the mid-60s outside and I was comfortable so definitely not a dress for the summer heat. Loved having pockets and the fabric is really pretty and forgiving.
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
March 7, 2016
This dress was super unique and I got a ton of compliments on it! Even more beautiful in person!
It fit perfectly! I am 5'5" and the regular length was perfect. The boning was pretty stiff but it actually was beneficial because it held up the dress really well. The only con was that the zipper was super tough to zip up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155lbs
March 3, 2016
Beautiful dress, but the fit is slightly off.
I ordered this dress to wear to a gala. When this dress arrived, I was so excited. The fabric is absolutely beautiful and it's very thick, which makes it lay exactly how the picture shows it. The fit however was really strange to me. I am usually between a 6-8 in dresses so those were the sizes I ordered. When they arrived I tried on the 6 and it was EXTREMELY tight around the rib,s not just the bust area, but everything from the natural waist up seemed very tight. No issue, I tried the 8 and it fit almost exactly the same except the bottom was too roomy. There was no way I could size the dress from the bottom of my ribs up. I am not very busty but I do have a wider rib cage. That's never been a problem for me before, but with this dress I think I would have had to order 2-3 sizes larger for the top to fit and then I would have been swimming in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 2, 2016
Beautiful dress!
This dress is lovely. Made of very thick, luxurious fabric. It also has pockets. I am very long in the torso and the waist hit me in a strange place. It made me look very heavy/pregnant. I wore my back up dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
February 28, 2016
Amazing formal dress with great look, fabric and pockets make it stand out on top
I rented this for our annual area Heart Gala fundraiser. It was the perfect formal dress and I felt so good and comfortable in this dress and got so many compliments. The thick material was perfect for winter and the color was gorgeous! The pockets make this dress so much fun too! I also rented the Ella Carter Ashley necklace which added the perfect touch to the outfit. I rented both the size 2 and size 4 after reading the reviews. I normally would wear a size 4, but having a smaller chest and upper body the size 4 was huge in the top and I ended up downsizing to the 2 which fit perfectly. The dress is a bit long in the back if you are a shorter person, even with heels so I just needed to be cautious when I was walking sometimes. Overall I loved this dress and the fit and style was amazing!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
February 28, 2016
the dress was beautiful. pictures do not do it justice.
The dress is really heavy, so maybe not the best option if it's going to be warm where you're wearing it, luckily I wore it to an outdoor wedding in January so it was perfect. The dress runs really small, usually I'm a size 2-4. I couldn't even get the 2 on and the 4 only zipped up after some hard work by me and my mother. So either I've gained a lot of weight recently or maybe order a size up in this dress. The bodice of the dress i think actually bruised my ribs. I was sore for a few days after wearing it. Also, this particular dress had a wire from the bodice sticking out on the side and was going to impale me, but i got some pliers and tried to manipulate it back into the fabric. But despite all of that I really enjoyed wearing this gown. I felt so fancy and glamorous. I was getting compliments all night long. And the best part is it has POCKETS! <3
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
February 25, 2016
This dress is gorgeous I loved it I received so many compliments.
Runs small I ordered a 2R and 4R and the 4R fit better on my 5 - 2' about 118 lbs. Once I put the 4 on it was perfect fit and length.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 22, 2016
Loved this dress! It ended up being warmer then expected for feb so the fabric was a bit heavy
Length was perfect for my height with the hi/lo hemline
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 12, 2016
Tiny bust.
I wasn't able to wear this dress. It was very pretty and well made, but unfortunately the bust was very small. I got the size 14 and it would not even come close to zipping over my D bust. If you have a smaller bust line this dress could be perfect, but if you are above a C I would not even try.
RTR CustomerFebruary 18, 2016
Same for me too! Loved the dress but am a 38C on top and it wouldn&#39;t even come close.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
February 2, 2016
Makes you feel glamorous
Fit like a glove and looked amazing! Would have given 5/5 if not for the protruding underwire in the waist area. It gave me a great line but nearly drew blood. Pain is beauty!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
February 1, 2016
This dress is beautiful, it was just as beautiful as the pictures on this site! Fabric is superb!
This dress was rented for my brother's wedding. The ceremony was outside and the reception was inside. The event itself was not particularly formal but I cannot help myself sometimes. If you are into dressing up a bit and love a classic glamorous look this dress is perfect for you. Body Type: Before you read my pros and cons of this dress I must first share my body type with you. I have an athletic body type that comes off as busty and curvy. But my body tends to bloat often because of the built up lactic acid in my muscles. But I have a large frame and I'm very busty. I seem proportional at first glance but my hips are a bit tight from my leg workouts and I have thick thighs. So the dress I was looking for needed to give a bit more on my upper body and accentuate the smallest part of my body which was underneath my breast. Negatives: I'm going to start with the negatives just because I think it's important to read about them first before anything. I rented the size I normally wear and a size smaller because I lost some weight before the wedding. I normally wear a size 8R, and this is considering my bust size, but I loose bust size when I loose weight and ALMOST fit into the size 6R. Only two inches of the zipper left. ha So I put on the 8R expecting a perfect fit and it fit the same way the 6R did. :/ So I assumed the the dresses were mislabeled. Not sure if this happened to anyone else. So as you can see in my photo's I added a shall to cover the zipper situation and otherwise it fit well. I also spent a lot of the night dancing in the dress in this condition. Positives: I received compliments the whole night. I was also very comfortable considering the dress did not fully fit. I would easily rent from rent the runway a second time because I strongly feel the quality of the dresses was as advertised, also it was very easy to ship back when I was all finished with it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 121lbs
January 31, 2016
Beautiful material that draped well
RTR sent me this dress - after I found out my first dress choice was too big. And I chose to wear the 4L because the 2L although it looked a little better on, it felt a bit too snug. I wore two inch heels - both the 2L and 4L were a bit too long but I managed just fine. The dress is beautiful and it received many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
January 27, 2016
Helpful return
Kind of an unflattering length unless you wear 4" heels
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
January 21, 2016
Everyone asked me about the dress - totally unforgettable!
Worn for an outdoor wedding in Utah in September - definitely kept me warm, the pockets were a plus, and the asymmetrical hemline was a hit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
January 18, 2016
i did not wear this dress
The fit was true to size, I did not end up wearing this dress as the hem was very stiff along the bottom and through dry cleaning and wear it did not lay right, it ended up giving the bottom more of a ruffled look which I did not care for otherwise the material was thick and of obvious quality.
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