May 18, 2015
Gorgeous dress, but not "me"
I saw this dress on RTR a few months ago, and it was so beautiful and all the reviews were good, I decided I needed to rent it. I thought to give it a shot for my friend's wedding rehearsal dinner. I placed my order about 3 months before the event, and actually ended up gaining some weight between the time I rented it and the event, so I was afraid that neither of the sizes I received would fit, but hoped for the best since the reviews said the dress ran large. I was really surprised that I was able to wear the smaller of the two - it was snug (mostly in the chest), but less billowy of the two and looked better when I ended up belting it. While the dress was absolutely beautiful in person - I loved the colors, print, and the fabric - I think it was just not "me" and possibly too dressy for the occasion. I threw a magenta belt over it to make it more casual, which I think helped, but I was sad that I felt uncomfortable in it and was ready to take it off at the end of the evening. I did receive a number of compliments on the dress, though. Because I loved the colors and print, I think I would've personally preferred the Hydrangea Dream Sheath instead of the maxi. As for the length, I am almost 5'8" - one dress I received was regular length and the other was a long, and both looked fine on me with 3.5" wedges. I would recommend this dress, but unfortunately, it just didn't work out for me. As for the shipping and rental process, I have rented from RTR many times before with no problems, and this time was no exception - thanks, RTR!