August 17, 2012
I lost a significant amount of weight, and RTR allowed me to switch sizes on my orders with complete ease.
Before I discuss why I only gave the dress two stars, I would like to express a couple of positive points. First, my experience with RTR has been nothing short of amazing; I lost a significant amount of weight, and RTR allowed me to switch sizes on my orders with complete ease. Second, I happen to love Rachel Roy dresses. The material is so chic and comfortable—two adjectives that, too often, do not go hand-in-hand.
I read a lot of unflattering reviews about this dress before taking the plunge to rent. Most of the negative comments were about the long length, but I am 5’11”, so the comments did not affect me. I ordered this dress as a back-up dress, knowing that I’d love the other dress I ordered; if this one didn’t work out, it wasn’t a big deal. I took it out of the packaging and was immediately drawn to the gorgeous (gorgeous being an understatement!) color and fabrics. Then I tried the dress on, and the magic dissolved. The bottom half fit beautifully, and I looked mighty hot. However, the top half made me lose my waist and hourglass figure, and I looked like I gained 30 pounds. The dress looked fabulous from a profile view, but it would be awkward to walk that way an entire night ;). I’d only recommend this dress for someone who is big busted and apple-shaped.