November 26, 2011
Never looked better in a dress
First time rental and unbelievably happy with the results! I don't want to boast, but the reality is that this dress made me look better than almost everyone else at the wedding, besides the bride herself! I'm 5'10" and I usually wear a size 6 or an 8. I'm very fit, and fairly muscular and I wear a size C cup. The 6 and the 8 both fit me, the 6 felt a little more secure around the top (I hate to keep tugging up the top of a strapless dress), but I jumped up and down and the 8 stayed up perfectly well too. And the 8 was a full inch longer than the 6, so I felt it more appropriate for the occasion. The 8 ended up hitting at about 2 inches above the knee, and the heels I wore were about 3.5 inches so that was fine. Don't be shocked and dismayed when you pull this out of the package because it looks like it would fit a midget. The stretch fabric is PERFECT once you actually put it on, and the big bonus is that you can literally ball it up and put it in a suitcase and NOTHING will happen to it. The fabric seems virtually indestructable! It's a very beautiful color of navy blue, a slightly richer blue than you see in the photo because of the texture of the fabric. It's very classic, very elegant, very sexy, very flattering. I wore it with a muted, burnished gold strappy sandal and I loved the way the shoe disappeared on my leg, leaving the dress to be the focus. Because of the allover ruching and slight sheen of the fabric, I felt like everything else needed to be toned down and understated - streamlined muted gold sandal, sleek, low ponytail, yellow topaz briolette - diamond - gold short dangle earrings. My husband's (and several other husbands) jaw dropped when he saw me. Thank you RTR!! I may never buy another dress again!