July 5, 2015
Award for most compliments received in one night!
This was my very first RTR rental and I am now a total believer. I found out last minute that all of my friends were going to be wearing gowns (as opposed to cocktail dresses) to another friend's black tie optional wedding over July 4th weekend. As I own a total of 0 gowns, I had to act quickly. Two days before I was going to fly out for the wedding, I ordered this dress to be delivered to the Chicago RTR store. They had my size (4R) in stock, but not my backup size (6R). Still, I was willing to take the risk. Seeing that others found the dress to run small and could be tight for those like me with thicker thighs and some extra junk in the trunk, I was nervous that the 4 wouldn't fit well. However upon trying it on at the store (it came right on time!), I was beyond thrilled that the dress fit like it was made to order. I'm only 5'2, so the people at the store helped to hem the front slightly with hem tape. It barely needed any at all -- I was fine wearing 3 inch heels.
The dress was jaw-droppingly stunning, and I was receiving compliments all night long. Friends from all over the country were even texting me during the wedding to tell me they saw pictures online and were in love with the dress. The fabric of the dress was much stretchier than I thought it would be, and I was able to eat lots of delicious wedding food and dance the night away. The single downside was that I wasn't able to bend all the way to the ground during the "a little bit softer now" part of Shout! It's ok, I'm over it. I love this dress so much, I'm considering renting it again for a wedding in October! I very highly recommend it.