Nicholas

Black Knot Front Gown

$100 – $115 rental
$565 retail
Stylist Notes

A crossed off-shoulder neckline gives this black Nicholas gown a chic feel. Wear it with the Proxima Earrings by Lulu Frost.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full 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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black ponte (65% Rayon, 31% Nylon, 4% Spandex). Short sleeves. Off the shoulder neckline. Sheer side panels. Gown. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. Imported. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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79 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
August 27, 2017
Love
Something went wrong with the original size I ordered so I was sent a 12L as a back up. Although it felt a little big, the dress was comfortable and I received endless compliments all night long!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 90lbs
August 1, 2017
Beautiful Dress!
I loved this dress so much more on me than I was expecting to! I rented it for a black tie wedding, and got so many compliments! The sleeves are a little constricting, specially when you're trying to zip it closed in the back! I'm on the shorter side (5') and even wearing 3 inch heels this dress was too long on me. A friend pinned up the hem and I was able to comfortably move and dance around all night (minus high up arm waving)!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 128lbs
July 28, 2017
This was my prom night an I felt spectacular. This dress fit like a glove! I was so happy in it!
It fit perfect. I felt secure! I highly recommend this dress if you want something simple and cute but still want to make a statement!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 27, 2017
Show stopper
Great dress. Easy to wear. The material was thick so it was great for a winter wedding. Probably would be hot in summer months. The arms are a little restricting so if you plan on going wild dancing I'd take it in to consideration. For me it was perfect. Also very long so wear 5 or more inch heels.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
July 20, 2017
It's a head turner, be prepared.
Highlights Pros and cons I rented 4L I am 5' 10" and 135, 32c, usually size 6 but I wanted a tight fit so got the 4. It fit like a glove. The picture doesn't show but there are mesh panels cut out on either side of your torso. So the entire side stretches and makes your waist look tiny. The length was perfect with 3-4 inch heels. I had complete strangers coming up to me and complimenting this dress. I had a older gentleman turn to me at the bar and after nodding at one another he said "nice dress", and that all he said. I wore the recommended earrings. Someone else needs to zip you up, and don't even try to drive in this dress. In one of the pics you'll be able to see the side panels of the dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
July 16, 2017
This dress was a dream!
The dress fit perfectly and was so much fun to wear! I felt glamorous in it and got lots of compliments! I honestly wish I owned the dress it was just so beautiful! It got me like a glove, but probably would order long if I were going to wee it again.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
July 11, 2017
Loved the sheer on the side
Fabric was a little heavy but totally worth it . The stretchy was amazing and hugged every curve- my husband love love loved it!!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
July 10, 2017
Gorgeous Dress but VERY tight!
I am 5ft 100 pounds and this dress was very tight around my back. It was my back up dress for a wedding, if I needed to I could of worn it but I don't think I would be too comfortable dancing the whole night. Length wise it was great for a shorter person I tried it on with 4 inch heels.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
June 26, 2017
Compliments all night, beautiful bridesmaid dress for a classic wedding!
This dress was great for wear at a formal Chicago wedding. The material is stretchy, very thick with sheer black panels on the sides at the hips (unless you are wearing a body suit or something very full coverage, you most likely will not be able to wear underwear - the sheer extends on the sides from your low waist to almost below your bum.) I ordered both the 8L and the 6L but opted for the 8L as I hate readjusting super tight dresses all night and wanted the slit to not be stretched across my leg. Either size would have worked, your personal preference on how tight you prefer. I wore the Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong heels and the dress just touched the ground so I definitely recommend the long if you're 5'6" or taller. The top was a little loose but with good posture it was fine. I didn't tape or wear a bra. No mess, no fuss - highly recommend!!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 23, 2017
Classy and Sexy
I'm 5'3 and 130 lbs. The 4R fit like a glove, the 6R fit good too but the 4 was more form fitting so I went with that. I wore it to a gala which was fine bc the off the shoulder party doesn't let you raise your arms much but there wasn't too much dancing at this event. Loved the knot detail.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
June 18, 2017
A million compliments
Attended a film noir theme wedding and this dress was perfect. Wore a corset - like top under it and it worked perfectly with the dress. Highly recommend and wish I owned it!!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
June 8, 2017
Amazing dress, I got so many compliments!!!
I am typically a size 10 in my dresses but I was a little nervous to rent something and get it the day before and hope it fits but it did! And it looked great (or at least that's what everyone told me). The only negative was the bar situation. I have size DD and all the bras I had to keep my ladies up showed on the side or in the front. Make sure you have a strapless black bar to wear it properly or let your ladies free :)
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 8, 2017
I had a great time wearing this dress. Sexy, but also elegant and easy to dance in.
I was super happy with this dress. It was classy and chic and I got many compliments. If you're on the taller side, I would recommend choosing the longer option; the only downside was the 8R was a bit shorter than I would've liked, but I made it work. Great dress!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
May 31, 2017
Beautiful wedding with great people
I'm 5'5 and the 4L was the perfect length my shoes were 3.5 inch heel. It was a perfect dress for a formal wedding, I was going for casual sexy and I feel that was achieved. I loved the mesh/see through side panels. I wish the keyhole was showcased more but I think because of the shoulders felt a little loose it wasn't tight enough to show. All around a beautiful well fitting dress I could dance in.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 24, 2017
I rented this dress for prom and loved it. It was very nice quality and stayed up all night.
The fabric was thick and never had to worry about it falling down. One thing about the fabric being so thick and sturdy is that I couldn't raise my arms up fully but other than that it was perfect.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
May 19, 2017
LOVE
I absolutely loved this dress. It was very hard to move my arms, but I felt so sexy and elegant without being over the top. The fabric has a lot of give and it was a little big, so I felt a little like it was going to fall off all night. I would have been more comfortable in the 10, but it worked anyway. Really just a stunning dress.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
May 12, 2017
Gorgeous dress - tons of compliments
I LOVED this dress - it fit perfectly, really nice material. It was so soft and comfortable, and really easy to style. I'm never sure what size I am since it varies so much between places, and this was my first RTR order. I got a 0 and a 2 and wore the 2, was a little more comfortable. I absolutely loved how I looked in it, it's a super flattering dress! Only thing to note - you will not be able to lift your arms very high, so be prepared for underarm sweat and restricted arm movement. I thought it was 100% worth it but others might not.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 2, 2017
So classy!
I ordered this dress for my senior prom and loved how classy it looked. I had read other reviews and decided to get a long since I'm about 5'10". Even without heels, the dress didn't touch the ground by probably a half inch. I would definitely recommend getting a long if you're any taller than this or plan on wearing heels. You have limited arm mobility and the sleeves stretch out throughout the night. It is really flattering and the material is thick, making it hot. I didn't necessarily need to wear a bra with it but it helped keep the dress up. Overall this dress was beautiful and I would definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Party
Age: 32
May 2, 2017
Classic and Elegant
Fit is true to size. Nice, heavy material that hangs well. Tailoring is perfect and the sheer panels on the waist was a unexpected addition. Only Con- the off the shoulder does limit your range of arm movement.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 1, 2017
Love this dress.
This dress was great! I'm between sizes, usually a 0 and 2, and that's exactly how this dress fit. The 2R was a little loose around my waist, but fit everywhere else. I'm 5'3", wore 4" heels and the length was perfect. I was expecting to not be able to move my arms much given the other reviews, and they're totally right, so that's the only downside. Overall great quality dress and customer service was super helpful when I needed them!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 25, 2017
Nonstop compliments even days after the event!
Such an elegant dress. The material is thick and really flattering. I used fashion tape to keep it flat on my chest, but I don't think I'd have any problems if I was a cup size larger. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
April 25, 2017
Classic and Elegant
This dress is absolutely stunning. It is a nice thick material and the dressed stayed up all night. No need to worry about the shoulders or front falling and the slit is just perfect!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 24, 2017
Gorgeous dress--compliments all night!
The dress fit perfectly and looked stunning--compliments all night! The hanger straps were very short for some reason and I couldn't tuck them in and they were showing in all pics. Had to pin them underneath my armpit and had to repin a few times during the night. However, the dress was well-worth that snafu. The slit and neckline were so sexy, and the whole dress had an old Hollywood feel. I'm 5'9" ordered a long and could still dance on flip flops on the dance floor without ruining the dress. Last note on the RTR experience. This dress came mid snowstorm so I didn't get the back up size--I lucked out that the size I received fit, because the alternate dresses they sent weren't remotely similar in style or glamour.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 24, 2017
This dress was so beautiful on and I received so many compliments!
This dress runs small! I normally wear a 0/00 but ordered the 2R with a 4R backup because the 0R was not available. I'm SO thankful I ordered a backup size! I couldn't zip the 2R! The sides are sheer which isn't really noticeable in the stock photos but it's definitely visible in photos with a flash.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 16, 2017
Great customer service!
Issue with sizing availability at last minute, however RTR made my experience overall easy and stress free by shipping another dress overnight for no additional cost. Unfortunately I wasn't able to wear this dress as the size 2R was too tight. I'm 118lbs and 5'3 with muscular legs and butt, which made this dress uncomfortable and difficult to zipper. The off the shoulder look with the slit in the leg is gorgeous and sexy. Disappointed I wasn't able to wear it, would definitely order this dress again in a size 4 for another event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 12, 2017
Angelina moment!!
Although this dress I did not wear to my formal affair it was STUNNING! Perfect with today's trend and totally reminded me of an Angelina Jolie moment with the slit. Note there is mesh paneling on the sides by the waist. I could have lost weight or it could run large as the sizes I usually rent from RTR had more material in the waist. Stunning nonetheless, crowd favorite by men and women alike.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 10, 2017
A GORGEOUS dress that was very classy and simple, but received an array of compliments from EVERYONE
I usually wear a 0 or 00, I ordered a 2 as backup. My boyfriend did his best to help zipper the 0 in the back and we had such trouble because the zipper is too small for the thick fabric. I tried on the 2 and was able to zipper it more successfully. Wearing a size up, but in a body con dress, it fit in a snug way, but I did have to have my boyfriend pull up the back of the dress while I pulled the front only once because it was a little loose. Pros: Wearing one size up means you can dance on the dance floor like it's no one's business and boogie down to the break of dawn because you have more mobility of the arms, also you can eat as much food as you'd like because it's black and barely loose. Wearing true to size means the dress fits you better than a glove and is more of a second skin or wetsuit. Cons: Wearing one size up means that every once in a while (like twice) you'll need to pull the dress up just a smidge (like after using the restroom or sitting down for a prolonged period of time) and the dress isn't as tight around your booty and stomach as the smaller size. Wearing true to size means that there is no way you will ever be able to lift your arms up to even help you up and down stairs (no, seriously) After the whole event, I am so glad I wore a size up so I could move my arms around more while I still looked just as beautiful.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 9, 2017
Show-stopper, form-fitting!
Received compliments all through the night. Wore it to a black tie wedding in February. I wore the 8R but should have worn the 6R. While the 8 fit, it was a little large across the shoulders even though I am quite broad and have an athletic build which the dress enhanced! It grew through the night, so the 6 while tight at first, would have been perfect. However I absolutely would wear this dress again. Sleek and elegant.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 3, 2017
Absolutely Stunning!!
After searching for hours trying to find the perfect gown for a formal wedding, I finally stumbled across this one and I'm so glad that I did. I got compliments on it all night. The only cons that I have is that the off shoulder style makes it difficult to raise your arms which was to be expected and the zipper was a little difficult. Other than that, this dress is a sure winner.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
April 3, 2017
I rented this dress for my Law School's "Prom"
This dress runs SMALL. I am usually anywhere from a 0 to a 4. I rented this dress in a 2 and a 4 thinking I would have no problems by having a back up size. I couldn't even manage to get the 2 on and I felt like a stuffed sausage in the 4. The 4 was wearable but extremely uncomfortable. I also would not recommend this dress to anyone with a shorter torso such as myself. There are mesh panels on the side that I didn't notice from any of the photos. I have such a short torso that the mesh panels were showing a little too much and I wouldn't have been able to wear underwear. I didn't end up wearing this dress to my event and thankfully the RTR team got me a dress overnighted that worked perfect.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 3, 2017
This dress was incredible!
I loved this dress-- I felt glamorous and I received compliments all night. It definitely runs tight; I wore my back-up size (one larger than normal) and it was a little hard to zip. Once it's on, though, it's very flattering because the material is nice and thick. It's a bit restrictive on your arm movements but totally worth it! Love!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
March 30, 2017
Classy and sexy
LOVE this dress! I'm 5'2 and the length fit well wearing 3inch heels. It's not a great dancing dress as lifting your arms is tough but soooo great!
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
March 20, 2017
Glamorous!
This dress is stunning. Made me feel like a celebrity all night long! True to size but because of the cut, it's fairly difficult to move in. Totally worth looking a tad stiff though! I'm 5'9 and wore 4" heels. The 2L was perfect!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
March 17, 2017
Comfortable & Classic!!
My dress size is anywhere from a 0-4, so after reading the reviews, I opted for a 4 and went for the L since I knew I wanted to wear high heels. The fit was comfortable, not skin tight. I felt like a celebrity in the dress - I would definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
March 7, 2017
I wore this dress to a gala dinner, and it was perfect! I got so many compliments all night.
The dress fit perfectly! Runs true to size, although a little big around the shoulders but that's to be expected with off the shoulder dresses. Originally, I was worried that it would be too short (I stand about 5'11 in heels), but a regular was fine.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 31
March 1, 2017
Loved it - so comfortable and received a ton of compliments, but stretched out throughout the night
I received a ton of compliments on the dress - it's classic and perfect for a formal wedding. The material is also extremely comfortable. The fit was about what I expected from other's reviews, but by the end of the night, the sleeves of the dress were really stretched out and I felt like I had to keep checking to make sure the dress wasn't falling down. Overall, I'd rent the dress again.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 26, 2017
Beautiful black-tie wedding gown!
Pros: Comfortable to wear without a bra. Easy to dance in, if sleeves are moved up on the dance floor. Dress slit is not too high. Slightly long, but not impossible to wear without heels. Fun to accessorize with big chunky pieces and earrings! Overall, a beautiful style with a wow factor. Cons: Didn't realize there was a middle cleavage area. The zipper was a big issue, even though the dress fit with room, the zipper was hard to zip. There is a side area where the side of your breast area can be exposed if you are not wearing a bra. Fabric was not rough, but not soft.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 18, 2017
Elegant, sexy dress!
The dress is gorgeous and I felt very beautiful. My one complaint was the side paneling being a little bit to sheer for my taste and went down to the top of my hip. I wore a black corset and boy shorts to conceal it. Overall, I got many compliments and it was very comfortable too!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
February 7, 2017
Timeless and elegant!
Fit true to size. I am 5 foot 7 and took the regular over the long and that was perfect. Material is thick which provides good form
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 5, 2017
Elegant!
This dress is so elegant. I paired it with long opera gloves and got compared to Audrey Hepburn all night. It made me feel so classy and elegant. The only con of the dress was that the front twist wasn't secured down to the dress, so I had to use double sided tape to make it work. Overall, I was very pleased.
RTR CustomerFebruary 21, 2017
How tall are you? I was thinking about getting the long but I'm right on the edge (5'7).
RTR CustomerFebruary 21, 2017
I am five foot seven, it isn't showing up in the message haha.
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