Proenza Schouler

Katie Accordion Dress

$40 rental
$2,130 retail

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Stylist Notes

This Proenza Schouler dress is the perfect Fall style. With a grosgrain ribbon at the waist and cross-back, this style is ultra-flattering.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra- fashion recommended to secure deep V
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt and pleated detail conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra and fashion tape
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Product Details

Green flannel. Surplus neckline. Cross-back. Accordion pleating. Grosgrain ribbon trim at waist and on shoulder. Ribbed knit at back waist. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 36'' from shoulder to hem.

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75 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(52)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34C
December 9, 2014
Gorgeous but not the right fit for me

This dress is absolutely beautiful, but not for my body. I usually wear a 6 and considering the freshman weight I've put on, I thought the 6 would be a tight fit. I ended up wearing the 4 and it was still too big! The straps are way too long and the deep V went below my sternum. I would recommend this dress for someone who is taller! I'm 5'6" and it needed to be 1-2 inches shorter in the straps. Also, I am a full C or a small D in cup size, so my breasts were all out for everyone to see. This dress is not for someone who is uncomfortable showing some skin! I had to use sticky petals, fashion tape, and safety pins to make this dress a bit more appropriate, but it still was a bit more risqué than I hoped for. If I could alter this dress, I would keep it forever, but unfortunately it just wasn't the right fit for me.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 135lbs
December 16, 2014
Classy, sexy, and fun to wear

This dress fit perfectly and was so much fun to wear. No fashion tape or bra needed for me - love that! The fabric is beautifully rich and a little heavy, perfect for fall or winter. I wore this for my company's winter Christmas Party and it was one of my favorite dresses I've ever rented from RTR. The quality was excellent and it was SO comfortable to wear all night. It can look black in pictures, but with a flash and/or good lighting the beautiful forest green color stands out.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
January 3, 2015
Beautiful color!

This is definitely not a modest dress! It's really low cut but a lot of fun for the right event. I wore with a delicate long gold chain (can't really see in the pic) which was perfect. It was perfect!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
March 24, 2015
Classy with a modern flair

I expected the pleats to be much tighter and more pronounced so that was a bit of a disappointment. Overall it was super comfortable and great for a night of dancing at a wedding!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 1, 2015
I felt so sexy on my big birthday date and the color of this dress is so rich and beautiful.

I wore this to see Wicked and to dinner at a chic NY restaurant. Fashion tape is definitely needed, I didn't wear a bra because it would have taken away from the cool details of the dress. When I was a little girl I loved dresses that flew up in the air when you would spin around really fast and this dress did just that. It was a fun little dress to match an even better evening. I'd highly recommend it for a night out.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 25, 2016
Perfect for a gala!

Loved loved loved this dress - wearing it made me feel confident and gorgeous! Fit me true to size - I ended up wearing a 4, And I usually wear a 4-6. Definitely needed tape for the "girls"....I didn't wear a bra, and I would say I'm average sized and got away with it. Super comfortable, wore it all night long while dancing/drinking/walking around a casino - got tons of compliments!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 4, 2015
Wore this dress to my farewell party!

The straps were way too long--the dress was designed for someone with medium to large breasts. Loved the color but the top was so large I have to pin 50% of each strap back with pins

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
July 18, 2014
Rented for a date night.

The fit was a bit off for me, and the v-neck was asymmetrical which through me off! Material and color was beautiful.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 18, 2014
The color was so unique - I love it

I ordered a size 4 in hopes that it would fit because there was no 2 available. I loved the style and color of the dress so much that I was willing to take the chance. The 4 fit but was a bit big, the size 2 would have been perfect! Either way, I loved the uniqueness of this dress, it was unlike any other dresses I've worn before and I felt great!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 6, 2011
This dress was so much fun to dance in. It wasn't constraining, and it was flowing. I felt like a princess.

This dress emanates sophistication and elegance. It was classy, but subtly sexy. The band at the waist emphasizes slenderness while the A-line skirt enhances curves. The downside--I am fairly flat-chested and the diving neckline made that more noticeable. In addition, the sides are cut out so that it is nearly impossible to find a bra that works. This dress is not advisable for anyone with fuller chest. For those who have smaller breasts and a petite frame, this dress runs larger, I would order one size down. Despite all of these things, the dress was fabulous.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 4, 2014
If this dress came in the right size (size 2) and tape was provided due to the plunge.

Ran larger than expected for the designer (who usually runs on the small side). The material is wool but you can't tell from farther away.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 8, 2015
I want to own this (So I can have it fitted to my body)

I love this dress. I rented for NYE and was so excited to receive it. A lot of the other reviews say that it runs large, and this I found to be true, because of the straps. I think the dress would have been fine if the straps were a few inches shorter. Because of the added length it made keeping "the girls" covered a lot more difficult. I ended up returning this dress and going for another one because the size 2 was unavailable. But I would not hesitate to rent the size 2 for another occasion. And if it ever goes on sale I would snatch it up in a heartbeat and take it to the tailor! The dark green is beautiful and looks black when not in direct light. The fabric is soft and comfortable and the skirt very swingy and fun. Like I said, the chest area would take a lot of fashion tape even if the straps weren't too big, but the look is very sexy. Confidence is a requirement with this dress. The criss-crossed back is lovely too!

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 12, 2015
This dress was so elegant, sexy, and easy to dance in. Would recommend for a wedding or gala.

Definitely get fashion tape! The dress is a little loose around the sides so I sized down ultimately. The front goes lower than in the picture, so you may want to wear a small black lacey tube top underneath because pinning it makes it look a little funny. Otherwise if you are comfortable showing a little cleavage it is still quite elegant, just be sure to use a good brand of fashion tape. The fabric and cut made a very pretty waistline, which was important for me because I always am afraid of looking a little paunchy in photos! I loved this dress.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
January 19, 2015
Weird fit but it grew on me

I didn't realize that the straps were asymmetrical when I rented the dress - be aware of this before you rent! It gives the dress a very unique look that ultimately grew on me but some people were asking why my neckline wasn't even. The color is stunning. Overall, the fit was rather loose on me, especially in the chest area, but luckily my brilliant boyfriend made some temporary fixes with fashion tape and safety pins.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 3, 2015
Side boob!

I wanted a dress that I can show off my side boobs, and appropriate for the event that happened in winter in Chicago. It worked well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
July 28, 2012
So many compliments!

I rented this dress in a 4 and a 2 and the 2 was much better. The only difference I could detect was that the straps/top of the 4 was really loose and as there is no way you can wear a bra with this dress that wasn't going to work for me. I wore it to a party that was related to a retrospective of Jean-Paul Gautier's work so the side boob that was unavoidable, even with tape, was totally appropriate, but it is definitely a daring little number. One of my top all time rentals (and I've rented almost 50 dresses!)

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 13, 2014
I rented this dress for my engagement party and loved it. It was the perfect mix on party & formal.

The light weight wool and dark green makes it great for winter parties. It ran a touch large but actually is great for more coverage. Just don't forget tape.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
March 19, 2014
Way too big

I chose to get this dress because I knew the emerald color would look good on my skin. However, when I actually got the dress it was so dark I could barely tell that it was green. Not only that, but the straps were so incredibly long. Maybe it's just my body type, but I had to pin them so much it was crazy (and there's no way of pinning this dress discretely). Despite all of that, I did love how sweet and cute it was on me. My boobs looked fantastic, and I didn't have to wear any sort of bra (because the fabric was so thick). It also complimented my sort of broad shoulders. So yeah, it worked for the night, but I wouldn't rent again.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 13, 2013
the color was beautiful

top totally didn't fit - way too big

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 24, 2013
Well-made dress but couldn't make it work

The pleats were very well constructed for a wool dress, and the elastic seemed like a great feature to hold you in, but the chest area wasn't structured enough and my body type couldn't work it out with fashion tape.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 18, 2015
Pretty dress-- but too big!

It was made of thicker material than I expected, but it would have been nice since it was for a fall wedding. However, the dress was just too big on me - I ordered both a 4 and 2. Neither one fit so I had to send them back. I'm giving it two stars anyway because the dress was very unique!

Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
September 19, 2011

Was so excited to rent this dress, but the bust was absolutely indecently small-- I'm a standard size 4 with a C cup, and while the bottom of the dress looked so pretty, the top was WAY too skimpy-- far beyond the help of Holywood tape, unfortunately. This dress would be better for a small bust with a small rib cage-- not really for an hourglass silhouette. It looked nothing like on the model.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
April 17, 2014
Perfect Vegas dress

Ugh, I'm so bummed about this dress. I got an 8 and a 10, I wish they made it in a 12. The material was so rich and amazing, and the style was SO cute. I actually got it to zip up all the way...with a lot of help from my mother. The waist band was just really small. I loved the way I looked in it, the girls looked good, it was just suffocating. I suggest getting this dress if you have a smaller waist it's so beautiful.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 12, 2014
The color and cut of the top!

I loved this dress and got so many compliments! You will definitely need fashion tape for the top, but its worth it. It was so comfortable and easy to move in! The fabric is a thicker flannel or wool material, but it didn't feel heavy or out of place at my spring formal.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 18, 2014
Everything was great

I ordered a 0 and a 2 and the 0 fit perfectly. Absolutely loved this dress and it received many compliments. Such a cute style!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 20, 2014
Pretty dress, awkward fit

I ordered a size 4 and 2. The dress is very pretty, but the size 4 had it's pleats completely ironed out which made it look old. The size 2 was gorgeous, but very difficult to wear. The top is very revealing.. A bit too much for me. Didn't end up wearing either size.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 7, 2014
Super sexy dress! The model photo doesn't do it justice...

As you can see, this dress shows A LOT of side boob. I highly recommend fashion tape ;) That said, I loved the dress. It was comfortable and sexy and a beautiful shade of green. I got lots of compliments and felt great in it. I'm glad I looked at the review photos because I feel like the model photo makes the dress look very conservative, which it's not.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 6, 2014
The dress is definitely a head turner - edgy, luxurious, and original.

I got quite a few compliments throughout the night. The fabric is on the heavy side so although it was short, it worked well for a winter event. Be ready to apply fashion tape liberally. The cut of the bust and the low cut cleavage definitely shifts around with movement.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 23, 2014
beautiful dress!

This dress is much more beautiful on the body than on the hanger or in the stock photo. I'm usually a 0 or 2 and wore the 2 in this dress bc the waist was too tight in the 0 (I'm more straight up and down than going in at any waist). After reading other reviews I expected this to arrive with fashion tape but nothing at all was included with this rental. Fortunately I'm small busted and have no prob with the revealing nature of the dress--it's revealing in an understated and classy way. Received compliments from scores of strangers on this one, super design.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 29, 2014
Gorgeous dress, with just enough unique details to make it memorable.

Loved, loved, loved this dress. It's a deep hunter green with a subtle asymmetrical neckline. The bottom is full but not bulky, and fell just above my knees. Because of the low neckline, it might be too revealing for larger chested women but was perfect on me (with a little adhesive tape).

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 16, 2014
Second time I rented it! So perfect.

It is perfect for a fall wedding, the material is thick but not overly heavy. I wore a size 4 before since they were out of the 2 and I wore it anyway because the dress is that good, but the size 2 this time around fit perfectly. It is low on the sides and in front so if you are bigger on top some more adjusting may have to be done. This dress is one time I thank my chest for being so small though.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2014
Perfectly comfortable and slightly scandalous

This dress is very cute!!! i love love loved this experience i had with rent the runway it was my first time. I got compliments and was able to promote the fact that i only spent $40 to rent a designer dress. You definitely need fashion tape or else its a too risky for a nip slip. No need for a bra, I'm a 34b and thought i could get away with it, and did! the dress fit me like a glove, wore a 4 and ordered a 4 and a 2 based on other comments. zipper was a bit tricky but i was able to do it on my own. The color was perfect for the season and I would order it again no question. I would recommend it to anyone, this cut would flatter us all!

ChristinaOctober 5, 2014
Was the fabric itchy at all since it is a wool?
AmandaOctober 5, 2014
nope not at al
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
November 4, 2014
This dress was striking and a fun party dress!

You will definitely need some fashion tape to hold this dress in place if you plan on dancing the night away. It was the perfect fabric for a fall, outdoor wedding and I felt super sexy! The zipper on the size 4 dress was broken, but thankfully the size 2 fit me perfectly!

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 14, 2014
Perfect dress for a stylish wedding.

The dress is wonderful. Very elegant with some fun details. The asymmetric straps were a little more pronounced than in the picture and you may want to use body tape for the plunging neckline. Definitely practice sitting in this dress since the fabric in the bust area may gather differently/

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
November 18, 2014
Didn't end up wearing this - couldn't make the front work!

The cut is very low in the front and sides - the biggest problem for me was that the front of the dress was much too loose for me to fill out (I'm a C cup!) It would have probably worked if the straps were shorter but because the material was so thick I couldn't finagle a safety pin in the right place. No amount of fashion tape or configured bra choices worked! Too bad because the dress itself was really beautiful.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 3, 2014
Great dress!

Love it and got a lot of compliments. Unfortunately, I ordered too late and had to pick between 0 or 6 when I'm really a 2 or 4. The 0 was close but I ended up wearing the 6 and with a little tape, it worked well.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
December 18, 2014
Unique and gorgeous dress for formal events!

The dress ran true to size for me. I loved the fabric, as many reviewers stated, the material is definitely a thicker wool, perfect for a winter/fall event. I was worried that the pleats would wrinkle throughout the night but the dress really held it's shape. I have a small upper body and I needed to use fashion tape to make sure that top stayed in place while dancing! You can't really wear a bra with this style because the top is so low cut, and I didn't fill it out so it seemed a bit loose, but I think only I could probably tell that. While the top was very low cut, the length was appropriate (and I'm tall) and didn't feel too revealing. Not to mention I loved the rich green color with the black accents; much better than a standard LBD. I would definitely recommend this dress for those who are looking for something a little different, but still want to look classic and chic!

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
October 6, 2010

This is truly a beautiful dress in terms of quality and craftmanship. I would say it runs true to size, but I found that the top can be too revealing if you have a full chest. I'm usually a size 4 and 34C. I ended up going for the size 6 because I needed more coverage in the bust. I also had to do a serious Hollywood tape job and to pin the straps shorter in the back (I wore my hair down so it wasn't seen) to keep from spilling out. I definitely needed to work on the fit of the dress, but it was worth it - such a beautiful dress.

Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
November 8, 2010

The dress fits very true to size - I am usually a 2-4 on top and 4-6 on the bottom but because it is a-line on bottom the 4 was perfect. Two things that I would want a friend to know before she rented it is it is on the shorter side (but I'm 5'9) and I had to wear shear stockings also it is very low cut but I used some Hollywood tape to make sure I wasn't showing an inappropriate amount of cleavage. It really is a beautiful dress and GREAT for winter events.

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
December 1, 2010

I would say do not order this dress if you are short! The top half drapes strangely and moves around a lot because it's made for someone with a longer torso. Also, The V neckline might need to be pinned because it's much more plunging than it appears in the picture On the positive side, the emerald green color is absolutely fabulous in person!

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