Aug 23, 2011
I did NOT feel good while I was pregnant, but I felt gorgeous and elegant in this dress.
Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. I am 3 months pregnant with my second child (so I look like I did at 4.5 months with my first) and had to find a gown for a black tie affair. I did NOT want to spend a ton of money on a dress I'd never wear again. This dress was so perfect... I am a size 4 in my real life, but with pregnancy (bigger chest, a belly, and some extra junk in the trunk) the 8 was completely comfortable and looked amazing. It is perfect for anyone who doesn't love their midsection or hips because it has a lot of extra fabric and draping, but also goes straight down, so it doesn't make your hips look bigger than they are. The top is fitted, and just at the bottom of the rib cage, becomes loose. The color is so rich, and much more beautiful than it looks online. I tried on the 8R and the 8L as I am 5'6 and so, according to the fit specialist, on the borderline. I wore 3 inch heels, and the long was too long, while the regular was perfect.
Also, about RTR in general... This was my first renting experience, and I am a customer for life. The first dress I chose actually got taken out of circulation 2 weeks before my event (due to fabric fading), and the customer service was ridiculously good. Emily stayed on the phone with me finding dresses for me to look at based on my unique sizing. They said they would rent me a dress of any price for the same price as my original choice, and they ended up sending me four dresses, including (1) the backup size of my original dress - which was too big, (2 and 3) Two sizes of this dress, and (4) a same day - actually 1 hour - deliver (in NYC) of a third size in this dress.
I LOVE RTR, and this dress was AMAZING! Thanks!
PS - The stats below are my normal stats, not what I was when I wore this dress. When I wore it, due to pregnancy, I was a 34D, 144 pounds, apple shaped.