Madame Damask Dress

$65 – $85 rental?
$598 retail
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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326 reviews
Fit
Large
(16)
True to Size
(199)
Small
(55)
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 28, 2014
I received TONS of compliments on this dress! Perfect for my husband's military ball.
This dress is gorgeous. It fit perfectly and I didn't have to pull it up once -- it stayed put all night. I received so many compliments on this dress. I would definitely consider renting this again. I did need the 0 short but it wasn't available. With 4 inch heels the back still swept the floor by a coupe if inches but it wasn't enough to get in the way, even on the dance floor! Overall I had an amazing experience with RTR and will definitely be using them again!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
June 30, 2014
I wore this dress to my senior prom and was told many times how elegant and unique it was.
If fit very much true to size, although it was longer than shown on the model. The length in the back was just to the ground. The dress is pretty heavy and thick. It would be perfect for a winter occasion, however, I wore it at the end of June and was still very much in love with the dress. The pockets were also amazing! It was very comfortable on and didn't slide down at all. I was very happy with the dress and felt amazing in it!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 136lbs
June 30, 2014
Was told my dress was so "sex and the city"
True to size but thick fabric doesn't give any
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
July 6, 2014
Looked beautiful in photos - but had some issues
The 6 would have fit perfectly but the zipper was broken and wouldn't zip more than half way. I ended up going to the larger size but had to wear a strapless bra with it. I wore shoes similar to the ones the model is wearing - def make sure you have statement shoes to wear with this dress!
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
July 8, 2014
Too much fabric. Made me look like I was 40 lbs heavier
Didn't wear. Bad selection.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 14, 2014
I wore this to a friends wedding and felt like a princess!
I wear between a size 6-12 depending on the designer. Before I rented this dress, I looked up the official Monique Lhuillier sizing and determined that I should fit a size 8 comfortably, according to the sizing chart on her website. I therefore ordered a size 8L and 10L for my friend's wedding and lets just say... Thank God I ordered the size 10! While I could barely breathe in the size 10 and while the built-in corset gave me two bruises, I am so happy that I chose to wear this dress. It was beautiful and despite feeling a little uncomfortable at times (as you can see, sometimes the dress drug in to my chest/underarm area), I don't regret my decision at all. I do, however, wish that I had known that the dress was so incredibly heavy. The fabric is warm and would be perfect for a fall/winter/strictly indoors wedding but made me very hot during the 86 degree, sunny summer day that I wore it outside. I would recommend this dress and RTR for any special occasion. It was such an ease to work with this company and I will be renting again!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
July 15, 2014
Gorgeously fancy. Show stopping dress with a beautiful slight tail.
The fit was perfect and comfortable. The POCKETS are the best. I'm a little short at 5'3" and the tail just barely touched the ground without heels. A great touch when my feet were tired and I had to switch to flats. Only two comments (1) this is NOT a summer dress (at least not for a host that has to run around on a summer July 11th afternoon) AND (2) the dress has a LOT of blue hue to it. I thought it would be more subtle but it was fine because it was just so beautiful. So sad I don't have photos to share :(
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
August 3, 2014
There's nothing better than wearing something that you feel confident in.
I had some help with the zipper (why these expensive dresses have such chintzy zippers I'll never know) but once it was zipped and fastened, I had no issues. The dress was true to size and the top stayed put all evening and gave a flattering silhouette. It was a dream to dance in with the flouncy skirt. I loved the tea length in front with the longer back-it worked well with my Amazon lady height!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
August 5, 2014
Dramatic yet elegant.
LOVED the pockets. Fits true to size.
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
August 16, 2014
Received so many compliments at my sister's wedding. Loved the pockets... Perfect for my cell phone.
There were some issues with the zipper...mostly due to previous wears but still loved my 1st RTR experience.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
August 24, 2014
Liked the idea of this dress but ended up choosing my backup instead...
I really love the design of this dress. However, the fit is a little weird and not very good for ladies with hips...my hips aren't even that big comparatively but it almost seemed like it would have only been comfortable if I had a straight boyish figure...the bodice cut into the top of my hips hard. The fabric is very, very rich, which makes this dress a lot more formal looking IRL than in pictures IMO. Like other have said, the fabric is extremely heavy so it would be better suited as a cool/cold weather dress. I do wish the cut in the front was a bit higher...I would love to see more of these high-low cuts on RTR. The dress ran small to me. I am normally a 10/12 and the 14 was extremely tight, and the fabric has zero stretch so I'm sure that didn't help. Bottom line...not so great for curvier figures or summertime. Very formal IRL.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
August 27, 2014
Amazing dress and a HUGE hit!
Amazing dress and amazing color. Please note the important items below tho. The dress color is more navy than the photo which worked perfect for me. Please note* If you have boobs bigger than D beware! But if you grab a larger size then your fine. I wear a 6 and that just wouldn't work but the 8 was great. And DO NOT get a long no matter what height. I'm 5'8 and it was really long. Always get a regular.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 27, 2014
I felt beautiful in the dress and by all the compliments i received i knew i was!
The fit of the dress was perfect! I've worn strapless dresses before and had to constantly pull it up because i did not feel secure but that was not the case here. The colors were beautiful. I loved the details in the dress. If you are tall i recommend you get your size but long i wear a 4 so i got a 4L because i wanted the dress to sweep the floor. Out of all the dresses i looked at for this wedding this one was the best! Im happy i went with it !!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 29, 2014
Comfortable and elegant for a formal wedding!
I loved this dress and the patter made it so much more interesting than just a standard black dress! I wore this for a formal wedding at the NY Public Library and this dress fit the venue and attire perfectly! I loved that it had pockets and the shorter hem in the front let me show off my new shoes! The only issue I had with the dress was that I originally planned to wear the 6- it fit better and was a little shorter but when I put it on, we had issues with the zipper. I had 3 people trying to get the zipper closed and it would not move. It wasn't because the dress was too tight either, there was plenty of room in the dress but it was as if the zipper was separating from the fabric like it had been ripped out previously and was sewn in again but too close to the hem. We couldn't get the zipper up or down once it got halfway so I ended up having to rip the zipper some just to get out of the dress. Luckily the 8 wasn't too much larger, just a little longer so I was able to wear that in it's place.
KelliNovember 13, 2014
Hi! You look beautiful! I would like to know where your friend got her dress, please?! thank you! kellrma@gmail.com
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 119lbs
September 8, 2014
Beautiful dress - so many compliments!
The bust was very structured and supportive. However, for PETITE ladies, the regular length is still a bit long in front. I didn't mind showing off my shoes at that length but it would have been nice if I was a bit taller. Maybe use some sewing tape on the hem?
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 9, 2014
Size up!
Beautiful gown, zipper is tricky....If the dress's zipper functioned more smoothly, my usual size 2 or 4 would've fit, but it sticks at the seams, leaving me unable to wear the dress. I didn't have a size 6 to try.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
July 1, 2014
The dress was beautiful!! Very heavy, smaller six would have been better. The skirt is a lot!
Not very flattering.... lots of toile makes the dress poof at the hips and doesn't give you a very good look. Go smaller... the weigh was a lot to carry around.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 13, 2014
BEAUTIFUL DRESS!!!
Fits true to size. I loved the weight of the dress, how gorgeous the fabric was and it had POCKETS!! Love it.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
September 14, 2014
Fabulous dress!
I wore this dress for a black tie wedding and it was perfect for the occasion. The hem was coming out of the dress when I got it, so that was a bit unfortunate, but to be honest no one would have noticed but me. Danced the night away and didn't have to adjust it much because of the interior boning in the bodice. Totally recommend!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 30, 2014
Perfect black time dress for early springtime
I rented this dress for my boyfriend's Barrister's Ball. The weight of the gown was perfect for the weather since it is a little on the heavy side so it provided warmth at night when outside getting fresh air but was still light enough to not overheat on the dance floor. I rented the 6L and 8L. The 6L was too small in the rib cage and I had to go up and the dress overall fight well (the bust was a little oversized but I believe that it may have just been stretched out). There is a built in support though so you can go braless in this dress. The L length was perfect in 3 inch heels but when i walked barefoot the dress dragged a little. The only disappointments that I had so that the zipper on the 8L dress was broken. The zipper had clearly came off and was sewed back onto the dress. It held once on but I had to work for about 20 minutes to get the zipper up. Also, there was no garment bag with his dress. I am not sure if RTR changed their shipping procedures since I last ordered but it was something I was not expecting and had to find alternative ways to transport the dress.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 26, 2014
LOVED this dress!
It was a perfect fit.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
September 10, 2014
So comfortable and I felt super elegant. Pockets were a Godsend!
Having pockets at a wedding is such a luxury. The skirt is full and comfortable because there isn't a bunch of lining around your legs. The top is wonderfully constructed and supportive (at least for me it was - I'm not too busty) I did receive so many compliments!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Weight: 140lbs
September 24, 2014
Everyone loved the dress!! Simple yet classic!!
The dress fit perfectly, like a glove. I wore it from the start of the wedding ceremonies, all the way until the sun came up at the after party. The dress is very comfortable, but it's a bit heavy (thick fabric) but it wasn't hot!! Definitely wear comfortable shoes and shoes that are high enough so the train doesn't get caught!! Overall, perfect dress for the evening!!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
September 24, 2014
Never felt so pretty in my life!
It was so flattering and fit like a glove! I wore it to a formal party for my company's anniversary, and everyone complimented me on the dress and how I looked in it. It's fairly heavy, but everything stayed in place all evening. The pockets were deep enough that I could hold lipstick, iPhone, business card holder, and my husband's wallet with no problem. I wore a strapless bra to give me a little lift, but I could've gone braless. Worn with gold sparkly heels and black and gold chunky jewelry.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
September 25, 2014
Fashion Show Worthy!
I was hesitant about this dress because I am on the shorter side- 5'3" but as you can see, it fit perfectly! It fell the right length in the front, mind you I was wearing 3" heels, and graced the floor in the back. The dress itself was heavy, but not unmanageable and very comfortable. There's no need to wear a bra with this unless you want to. I did not have to tug or pull at this dress once during the evening. Bonus, the pockets are deep enough and well hidden so you can stash your lip gloss, money, cell phone without these items being noticeable or prominent. Overall, this dress is Golden- I highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 29, 2014
Truly one of the standout dresses of the evening.
Dress fits true to size. The corset structure means no bra (for those who don't want to wear one) However, the bones tend to dig into the waist when sitting. I had to tuck some of the dress underneath the exposed bone while sitting. (nobody saw) Wore with dainty gold Delman sandals, gold jewelry and black quilted Chanel bag.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
October 2, 2014
Overall, I LOVED IT!
True to size, fits and looks great. Definitely, worth renting.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 5, 2014
The dress was stunning. <3
The most gorgeous dress I have ever worn. Fell in love immediately online, and it was more beautiful than I pictured when it arrived. I ordered a 2L and 4L (because there were no regular lengths in my size) and ended up wearing the 2L. I used temporary hemming tape to tape it up about 5 inches all around. The dress was heavy, especially with 5 inches of fabric hemmed around the bottom, but it was amazing. No issues with the dress falling down while we danced at a long wedding reception, a perfect fit for a wonderful night.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 6, 2014
Black tie wedding in Napa, CA
The dress fit true to size in the bodice, it was just quite long. I'm 5'3" and had to use dress tape to take it up by about 3 inches so that it just hit the floor in the back. The color is beautiful, and I received multiple compliments on the dress throughout the evening!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
October 6, 2014
Elegant and very flattering dress
I rented this dress for a black tie wedding. I am 5'7" and the 0R was perfect with 4 inch heels. The fabric is really beautiful but isn't easy to photograph, it's a much more deep cobalt blue than is shown in the photo with the model. The fabric is very heavy so I recommend this dress for a fall/winter wedding. The dress is very fitted so I never had to worry about it slipping out of place and the dress is secure enough that you really can put the pockets of the dress to use. .
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 3, 2014
Feeling like a thousand bucks :)
It was kind of tight in the waist, but the chest and hips were fine... I should've signed up when I ordered, but it still fit anyway! The dress was amazing in the picture; it is even more stunning in person! Definitely loved it
Rebecca BrookeOctober 12, 2014
how long was the length in the front on you? I am also 4"11.. and I've been going going back and forth between buying and not buying this dress..
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
March 25, 2014
So elegant!
This dress was perfect for a black tie wedding. I'm barely 5ft tall but the length was fine once in heels. The size 0 was a bit snug around the bust area while the size 2 was not snug enough. All in all I was extremely pleased with this dress.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 13, 2014
Gorgeous Gown! Loved the pockets
This dress was absolutely perfect for the black tie event I went to. I loved the pockets! This dress runs true to size. If you are around 5'6" I definitely suggest ordering the long! I ended up pairing this dress with black crystal earrings and just some silver bangles.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 13, 2014
Didn't fit, but beautiful dress
I order the 8L because it was the ONLY option for this dress. I am an 8 90% of the time and this dress wouldn't zip over my ribs/boobs. I wish I had the 10 because I'm sure it would've been perfect. Maybe I can rent it for another event. I will also be trying for the 10R and not the long...
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
October 15, 2014
Everyone loved the dress and I really loved the pattern.
I am a very petite person and usually some size 0's don't always work for me. This dress was a little bit big in the waist and top. I saw that there were spots for straps to be added for this dress. I didn't have any black straps or else I would have used them. It would have been nice if RTR had sent them with the dress.
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 19, 2014
Beautiful dress, but it's heavy!
The dress is gorgeous and the fabric is stunning. BUT...the fabric is heavy (don't rent this in warm weather) and it's bulky. There is a lot of skirt - so much that I looked a LOT bigger than I really am. This wasn't my first choice as the dresses I originally rented were sent back damaged. The body of this dress fit well, but I had to wear the long rather than the regular and it was way too long for me. It ended up fitting more like a floor length gown and the hi-lo effect was lost, even with 3 inch heels. The pockets are awesome. Easy dress to accessorize - I wore a floral necklace and matching earrings. I wanted to love this dress, but it was just a little too poofy for me.
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
June 30, 2014
I've never felt prettier and received so many compliments in a dress!
The fabric was lush and rich feeling, though a bit heavier than I was expecting. It got a little warm on the dance floor so I would recommend reserving it for an evening on the cooler side. The zipper was a bit tricky but once I was in it, I was thrilled. The only downside to the experience was not being notified of a style being unavailable until the night before it was set to arrive—talk about stressful! The stylist was more than patient with me and in the end, it all worked out. In the future, I'll get the 8-day rental to be sure I have time to get replacements without my stress level skyrocketing. Thanks RTR!
HannahOctober 19, 2014
So lovely!! You two look perfectly fitted for the location of this wedding. You look absolutely stunning. This picture may just have sold me on the gown. Thanks for sharing!! xo
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
October 22, 2014
Was too small and wasn't able to wear.
Gorgeous dress but runs a size small. I've worn several RTR dresses and have always worn a 14 and this one didn't even zip up. So happy I decided to order a backup dress since it was needed! I loved the color and the patter was very disappointed by the fit.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
October 23, 2014
Formal wedding in October
I got this as a back up for a formal wedding in October but didn't end up wearing it. The 8 was really big. (I'm usually a 6 but based on the reviews I thought I needed to size up.) The cut of the dress at the waist also made it really unflattering. The fabric was gorgeous though!
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
October 25, 2014
Made dressing up so much fun.
Dress great if you are busty. This dress needs to be filled out to stay up.
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