Narciso Rodriguez

Jet Cutout Gown

$840 to buy
$3,500 retail
Stylist Notes

All eyes will be on you when you stroll into the event wearing this insanely chic and sexy gown by Narciso Rodriguez. Much more than your average black gown! Pair with classic crystal accessories like Oscar de la Renta’s Crystal Marks the Spot Earrings and Ben-Amun’s Antiqued Crystal Bracelet for the full black tie bombshell ensemble.

Also available in red.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-44, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust and can not be worn with a standard strapless bra due to exposed back
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Floor length - available in two lengths. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'1'' to 5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7'' to 5'10'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra due to open back
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black stretch silk crepe(92% silk, 8% elastane). Square neckline. Cold shoulder. Cross back. Straight skirt. Exposed back zip. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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79 reviews
Fit
Large
(20)
True to Size
(48)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 21, 2013
Not your average black gown!
Absolutely love this gown. It is very fitted up top, but also very stretchy so I was able to wear my normal size even though I have bigger hips. The back cut outs and cold shoulder make a classic black gown sexy and interesting. Would definitely recommend!
kahranApril 16, 2013
I love this on her frame. The flare at the bottom looks like it might swallow a shorter gal up though...
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 7, 2013
Prom girl!
The dress was beautiful and I received endless compliments about it the whole night. However, since I am a size 0 for every dress, I do not recommend this dress to anyone who is a size 0 like me. The dress was very long and baggy by the breast area. Loved it, but I would've enjoyed it more if it fit a bit tighter.
WinnieMarch 17, 2014
hello! I have similar measurements compared to you. how high heels would you recommend since you felt the dress was too long? and was the dress just too loose overall? worried that it might be too loose on me too!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 20, 2013
Pretty but I was missing some color
This dress was great. I would definitely get the long size if you are wearing heels...unless you are really petite. This was one of the 3 dresses that RTR sent me for free as a "showroom at home" event. I loved the fit and style of the dress, but I think I would have preferred it in the red or blue color that RTR has. I think the style and cutouts would be better displayed with some color. Out of the three dresses I was sent, although this was beautiful, it was not the standout dress for me. It is very flattering and would be great when dressed up with some sparkly accessories.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 8, 2013
This dress fit so beautifully and was extremely flattering. Amazing for a formal affair.
Dress is very comfortable, but the long ended up being a little long for me. Felt sexy, but still conservative enough.
sarahOctober 30, 2013
How long was too long for you? I'm 5'7" too, but they only have a regular in my size and I really want it to be touching the floor in 3" heels...you look absolutely stunning by the way!
Ana November 1, 2013
Hi Sarah, thank you. That is very sweet. I would recommend a regular. I had 3-4 inch heels on and it was dragging all night. Also, I wanted to add that I recommended this dress to a friend, and it was very baggy on her hips. This is important because I am a little curvier, and you may need a little curve to fill it out just in case. Hope you love it!
ReaganFebruary 18, 2014
What did you wear in place of a bra?
Ana February 19, 2014
Hi Reagan, I was able to wear a strapless with this dress. I hope this helps.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 10, 2013
THE BEST DRESS!!!!
This dress is classy and elegant with a little sexy! The fit is very flattering! Perfect for someone with a booty. I got double takes and stares all night long! I have rented it multiple times! This is the one if you are looking for something to be perfection.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
October 3, 2013
THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT CAME UP TO ME AND SAY....."I HAVE NEVER SEEN SOMEONE LOOK SO PERFECT"
sooooo this was a last minute thing because the dress I ordered was damaged in my size and they RTR let me get anything I wanted-- ordered this dress in 44R and it FIT perfect but i thought I would be more comfortable the size bigger; RTR only had the 46L, I took it but should have stayed with the 44! let me tell you THERE IS A REASON WHY PEOPLE SPEND $3,500.00 for a dress...it was heaven, fit incredible, so comfortable....you feel wonderful, confident....I will rent this AGAIN AND AGAIN and cant wait to wear the red! I WAS IN LOVE WITH IT and STILL AM....I just had a baby so nothing has may made me feel like the old me before this dress!
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 22, 2013
I really loved this dress. I felt very sexy! Many compliments on how fabulous the dress was!
The dress fits like a glove and feels great.the material is light and silky. I worn no underware at all and the lines of the dress were very flattering. I am 5 foot 6.5 inches and wore 5.5 inch heels with a three quarter inch platform. I was afraid the dress would be too short BUT it was a perfect length. The only thing I would do different is have a hairstylist sweep your hair to one side so that the back of the dress is showing more. Sexy, Great Dress!!!!
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 18, 2013
Gorgeous fitted dress with open back - unique and elegant!
The dress fit perfectly. It has a slight stretch to it that could accommodate any body shape. I wore the regular length; at 5'5" with 4 inch heels, the length was great. However, I would recommend getting the long length if you will have a taller combined height and heel. I also wore a Nu-Bra, as the open back won't conceal a strapless bra. Overall, this was a stunning dress. I got compliments all night, and definitely didn't want to take it off! I will rent this again if I have the chance.
MichelleFebruary 27, 2014
You look absolutely stunning, I was trying to decide if this dress would be a good choice for me and after seeing your picture, I think it may be the dress I choose for my black tie event :)
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 24, 2013
First wedding I've ever been to!
Dress is elegant and simple - it's straight but has a mermaid cut to it (narrow on top, small flare at the bottom). I rented some RTR earrings to go along with the dress and used a McQueen clutch.. it was perfect! My only complaint was that there is no slit in the dress, so it's a bit hard to walk in.
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Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
February 9, 2014
Fab dress!! Very comfortable
Loved this dress. Easy to dance in. Material is a little thinner than it appears. I am 5'8 and the long was barely long enough with low heels, but over all I loved this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 18, 2014
I wore this for Valentine's Day and my fiance' and I definitely turned heads. Loved it!
I ordered a 42R and a 44R, but they both seemed to fit completely differently. The cutouts were even different on the two dresses. The 44R had an extra set that the 42R did not. The 42R had a much shorter torso so bunched in the front, but the 44R fit a little loose in the bust. So there were a couple of fit issues, but hey, that's why they send you a second size! At the end of the day I wore the 44R and was very happy with how easy it was to wear. The comfortable material is really easy to glide through a room in, no Spanx necessary. I didn't realize that the dress had a mermaid shape at the bottom, but was pleasantly surprised because it was so flattering. Overall I loved it, my fiance' loved it, and I would rent it again.
alexaApril 21, 2014
what size heels did you wear? I'm trying to decide if I need regular or long
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
February 20, 2014
This dress is cut to perfection and fits like a glove!
This dress was amazing! I got the most amazing compliments all night! Things to note: it fits quit snug and you will need some assistance getting into it as the clasps on the back of the dress are very small and the straps are tight. Also, don't plan on lifting your arms because the cap sleeves have zero give. No matter what, you will look fabulous!!!
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 8, 2014
Great time at my friend from culinary school's black tie Virginia wedding.
The 38R wasn't available so I had to go with the L. Being 5'2, even with 4.5 inch heels it still was a bit long. I have a really short torso so that part was a bit bunched but otherwise I loved the dress. Very elegant and fun. Comfortable as well.
caraApril 2, 2014
im 5'3 and maybe 5-7 pounds heavier..do you think this could work for me in a 38L? im more concerned with it being tight vs.the length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 14, 2014
Such a pretty and classy dress I loved it!
I lived this dress so much! It fit like a glove and the back was to die for. Got many compliments in the dress especially with a number of wild dresses at the event. Classy dress with a wild side
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 30, 2014
This dress made the night unforgettable!
This dress was amazing! It fit perfectly, got lots of compliments. I usually go with something that has more color, but was glad I went with this one for this particular gala. Dress is stretchy, was surprisingly able to dance by shaking by booty all the way to my ankles!! Being 5'5 I got the regular dress height, and the length was very long, however I bought some 5"+ platforms and the dress was just skimming the floor, it was perfect!
ZahraMay 22, 2014
where are you?
MarisaMay 23, 2014
at a dental school gala...I know the plastic head is freaky. LOL
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
March 31, 2014
The dress was amazing in every way. Super classy, modern chic, and comfortable even sitting down.
The only con to this dress was the shoulder strap was very tight so moving your arm up was constricting at times, other than that it, the dress shapes your body even without curves and is super glamorous.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
April 6, 2014
Perfect mermaid fit and flare silhouette!
Dress fit perfectly and is great for those girls that are looking to accentuate curves. There are also very flattering seaming details which are hard to see in pictures - loved it and highly recommend. I'm 5-4 and wore 5 inch heels and it was the exact perfect length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 7, 2014
Perfect black tie option!
I wore this to a charity masquerade ball. The straps and back were great details to an otherwise classic black gown. Very comfortable and easy to wear. I did not wear a bra, the seams on the front bust area added enough coverage that I didn't need one. It was a tiny bit long for my 5'8" frame even in 4" heels, but seemed to work out fine. I would definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 16, 2014
The back is a show stopper!
Fabulous dress for the event. Felt like a million bucks wearing it! Wonderful comments on how it fit my body and loved the sexiness of the entire look! NuBra was worth it and necessary for my size.
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 19, 2014
I wasn't able to wear the dress
Neither of the dresses fit appropriately.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 21, 2014
Needed a size smaller bit not available
Only had a 46 and needed a 44 as I usually wear a size 6. The waist and length were good but the bands that go around the upper arms were very loose and I have average sized upper arms. Wish it would have worked!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 21, 2014
bigger then i expected it to be!
after reading all of the reviews i expected this dress to fit too small if anything, however it was actually BIG! i am 5'5" about 140 pounds and i got the 42r, the hip/stomach area was a little too baggy. nothing too noticeable but it bothered me. the dress was beautiful though, i wore it to a black tie affair in nyc which was filled with a-list celebrities and extremely rich people, i fit right in wearing this dress! and many people stopped to compliment me on it!
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
June 7, 2014
The dress was gorgeous! Perfect for prom. I got so many compliments on the dress.
It was a little loose around the waist but so tight around the shoulders that I almost couldn't wear it. It's such a classy dress though. Couldn't have asked for a better dress
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 115lbs
June 21, 2014
This was my first RTR and I will defiantly be using them again! I felt like a supermodel all night.
I received a ton of complements on this dress the whole night. The material has a little give so I would recommend taking the smaller size just because I feel you would want this dress to be form fitting. As for shoes I wore a black open toe shoes by Steve Madden called the Stacey. I'm 5'4 and the length was perfect with this style shoe.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 22, 2014
Wore with pictured bolero and loved the reactions when I took the bolero off to dance.
Form-fitting and elegant. This dress made me feel as curvaceous as J-Lo and as classy as Reese Witherspoon. #spanx #updo #platformheels
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 23, 2014
Classic and Comfortable!
The dress was worn by my sister to a wedding and was a great simple, classic, black dress! It runs true to size, it's not too tight around the midsection because the material is not that stretchy. Super easy to accessorize! Length was perfect, my sister is 5'5 and wore 3' heels. Everyone loved it and she didn't have any complaints!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 30, 2014
Great dress, lots of compliments.
The body of the 2 fit better than the 4 but my shoulders were to broad for the 2. The 4 was snug in the shoulders and loose in the waist and big in the hips but it looked nice and I got lots of compliments. Wore it to a gala and it was very appropriate and also different from what anyone else had on. Always a plus.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 3, 2014
I absolutely loved this dress and got multiple compliments on it!
The top was a bit big for me - i am small busted - but the bottom fit great and honestly it was so forgiving that you couldn't really tell that it didn't fit perfectly. it was very simple and super elegant. I loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 10, 2014
Knowing what i was going to wear made it easy!
I had to write this review, I usually run btwn, 4 and 6, they only had the 8 by the time I was able to rent! this is a PHENOMENAL gown however the 6 would have been PERFECT it was a bit loose and sagged a little. But my own mistake. Just a heads up they dress runs true to size so don't assume larger would be ok! it was an absolutely stunning dress nevertheless
RachelJune 28, 2014
I am short too, so I have to ask- how was the length? BTW- you look gorgeous in the dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
May 25, 2013
The BEST gown EVER!
I don't have a nice curve and am not skinny at all. But this gown did everything for me! It made me look like I have a curve with the right amount of mermaid! It wasn't too mermaid-y but still has that nice mermaid curve. The cutouts look absolutely beautiful!! This gown makes your belly look so skinny trust me!! (I'm not wearing SPANX in the picture). I got so many complements and people didn't even recognize me!! Absolutely RECOMMENDED!
NusiaMay 19, 2014
I am large busted and was wondering if this dress would support me with no bra? Any thoughts? Thank you so much!
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Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 16, 2014
I ordered this to wear as a bridesmaid dress.
I was and am obsessed with this dress. That said, it was so huge on me I couldn't wear it. I should note that I am a lady with curves of the hourglass variety and even they could not hope to fill out this dress. It was falling off me. I was so disappointed because I was amped to wear this dress. Luckily, I ordered a backup dress (a Raul in a 10) which fit like a glove. I was shocked that the 10 fit so well while this dress in the equivalent of an 8 looked like a sack on me. Moral of the story: size down!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 11, 2014
Great look. A bit big.
Had on 5" heels and still a bit long. Still cute though
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
October 29, 2014
Rented this dress for my friend's black tie NYC wedding.
This dress is amazing! The back is gorgeous and the mermaid fit is very flattering.
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 3, 2014
My first experience with RTR was flawless!
This dress fit perfectly and was glamorous yet comfortable. I felt like a million bucks in it! Would absolutely wear this dress again and rent all my formal dresses from RTR.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 8, 2014
Received compliments all night long!!
Absolutely beautiful, fabulous dress. I had people I didn't even know come up to me all night long complimenting me on the dress. Absolutely loved it!!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 26, 2014
Pretty dress. Ran big in the bust area.
Fit was too big. Had to go with a different dress. They were very helpful and got me a new dress in time for the wedding I was attending.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 3, 2014
Love my dress
It runs big but I love the fit and the fabric is beautiful..
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 15, 2014
Pretty, chic dress!
This was a backup dress sent to me as my original selection was damaged upon return. It ran quite big on me in the waist and bust area. The straps were incredibly loose that even fashion tape would not help. I did not wear this dress because of this. I would size down as a backup cause had it fit correctly I think it could be quite flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 18, 2014
Very disappointing! Runs large through the hips
Beautiful detail through the shoulders and bodice, but had disproportionately large amount of fabric in the hips area. I really wanted this to work, but the cut was very strange, and my boyfriend said "No way!" He's usually very uncritical, so I sent the dress back. Very disappointing!
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Party
December 21, 2014
It hugged in all the right places. This dress accentuated me body in all the right places. Love it!
Fit in all the right places.
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