Rachel Roy

Coral Checkmate Dress

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$468 retail

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Stylist Notes

Work this eye catching coral Rachel Roy dress to your next work party or date night. A figure flattering style that will have everyone talking about. Stick to gold tone accessories like the Chamak by Priya Kakkar's Crystal Snake Eye Bangle Set and Chamak by Priya Kakkar's Silver Wave Bangles.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra; comfortable room at bust for larger cup sizes
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection
HIPS: Fitted - may be more fitted for full hips; curvier women should consider sizing up for backup
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Coral silk crepe. V neckline. Draped ruffle front. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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48 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
April 2, 2012
Stood out in a roomful of LBDs
I wore this dress to a reunion and it was perfect. The color is an orangey coral with dark bronze trim. The attached cami was the same dark bronze checked design. The cami straps are adjustable which provided great coverage for the slightly conservative event. This is a great dress for ladies with a large bust. I am 34dd, 30 in waist, 40 in hips and the size 10 fit beautifully and comfortably.
JillApril 12, 2012
I would have loved to see a picture attached with this comment!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 25, 2012
Double Take - great dress
This dress is beautiful. I got rave reviews all night at a friend's wedding. I do not recommend this dress unless you are 5'7" or taller. It is best for a long waisted woman - the top has too much fabric if you are short-waisted. (My measurement from the bone at the base of the neck to true waist is 16 1/2") A size 6 was almost too long waisted for me, but overall fit great. I ordered the size 8 as backup - you would need to be at least 5'9" and have neck to waist measurement of 17 1/2"+ or be large breasted to wear the size 8. The model in the picture is 5'10" - note how much drape there is at the waist of the dress. If you are 5'2, or very short waisted, you will not be happy with this dress. My measurements are 33-28-37. The skirt of the dress fit amazingly. It hugs the waist and hips just as pictured. I loved that it came right to the knee - so easy to sit in, walk in, dance in. worked well with a strapless bra and bronze pumps. I am ordering the dress again for another event. Love it! Though I may try a 4 as backup size this time. The colors are true to the picture, rich, vibrant and lovely. The fabric is a nice weight knit, drapes well and doesn't wrinkle.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
April 27, 2012
Beautiful dress; awkward fit
I ended up not wearing the dress because it was too big on top and tight around the hips. I agree with the earlier review that it takes a tall woman to pull this off. I'm 5'6" and it was unflattering from the waist up -- there's just a little too much material. The dress would also work for a fuller busted woman.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 24, 2012
too big
have worn rachel roy xsmall in macys tried smallest sizi in this dress and it was huge!! This dress is made for a curvy figure and not for a straight figure!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 29, 2012
Amazing Color
I wore this dress to my friend's summer wedding and received so many compliments. I don't normally wear dresses this color but I was so intrigued by it that I took a chance. I'm glad I did becase the color was spectacular. I wore the dress with very simple and delicate gold necklaces, a gold bangle, and drop earrings. I also decided on nude shoes instead of black shoes -- I thought the black shoes against the color was too harsh. I ordered both the 6 and 8 size but the 8 was too large on top -- it just hung on me. Thankfully the size 6 ended up being the better fit. If you're not tall, I don't recommend this dress for you. I'm 5'7" without heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 17, 2012
gorgeous
great for tall girls. I am 5'11 and the size 2 seemed on the longer side. Otherwise, beautiful dress, great color, sexy, and comfortable
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 17, 2012
the gorgeous color made me stand apart at the wedding
This dress fits pretty TTS, I loved the bold color and the draping of the dress on the front is really nice. I will say the top was a little looser than I wanted it to be and I really needed double stick tape to keep my bra from being exposed. Luckily, my long hair covered that part on my chest but then you couldn't see the beautiful front draping I mentioned. The bottom skirt part fit perfectly and looked fab (and the fabric was a little stretchy). Overall, loved the dress, wish I had double stick tape.
JuneJune 18, 2012
I wore a strapless bra - that worked great for not having bra show. or bandeau cut style bra with straps set wide apart really needed with this dress. a typical "V" cut full coverage bra shows at the neckline where the fun gold facing meets the coral.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 74
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
June 19, 2012
The moment I opened the box, saw the color of the dress and the quality of the fabric and then tried it on and it fit.
I rented this dress for the Mayor's Art Council Banquet in Lincoln, Nebraska. The color of the dress is a deep coral and the accent bodice and underskirt are gold on gold. The fabric is lush and the detailing and construction, especially at the front shoulders is superior. Although I would not think someone with a short torso would be pleased with the drapiness of the bodice, this is an extremely forgiving dress that skims the body. The attached camisole is adjustable, so you are never uncomfortable. In a dark ballroom, this dress stood out. I am very pleased, at my age, to take advantage of many of the dresses on Rent the Runway. The key is to carefully consider the stylist's fit details and other reviews on fit and wearability.
KristyFebruary 1, 2013
You look great. Thanks for mentioning aspect for short torso.
JenniferJune 10, 2013
You look very classy in this dress!
BerniceJuly 15, 2013
You look great in all aspects age, appropritness & Hot too !!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 1, 2012
Pretty but adds weight
This dress added a lot of weight to me without more structure around the waist
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 20, 2012
Beautiful dress for date night
I loved this dress for my date night. The material is nice and light so it was good for a humid evening. The color is very flattering. I liked it so much that I might end up renting it again for a special event I have coming up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
August 28, 2012
Not at all flattering
Not a good look for me... think this would only look good on very skinny model-like figures!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 10, 2012
It's so easy! On the day of the wedding, I was in the middle of moving to a new house. To open the bag, find a beautiful dress, and simply throw it on and go was a life saver!
I wore to this a "formal" attire" wedding and it was the perfect dress. I normally wear a 6 or 8, depending on the fit through the hips and thighs. I opted for the 6 since the top is pretty blousy and loose, and it was pretty fitted on the botto, but looked great since the fabric has a nice stretch to it. I can definitely see how this would fit best on an hour-glass shape. With a smaller chest, you could get lost in the top. The colors and fabric are gorgeous and top-quality.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
September 12, 2012
Everyone loved the dress!
The fit was great.
winsomeDecember 28, 2012
love your look
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 16, 2012
Great dress
Beautiful, received many compliments
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
September 18, 2012
I was wearing my all time FAVE designer Rachel Roy ~!
I received awesome compliments on my dress :)
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
September 21, 2012
Beautiful dress, well made and comfortable. Color was great for summer wedding or date night.
If I was 4 inches taller would have fit great however, the bodice was too long so pinned up the excess drape. Easy to hide though with the blouson fit. Loved that the underchemise had adjustable lingerie straps so I was really comfortable and felt like a star!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 27, 2012
I loved this dress and got lots of compliments on it!
You can't see from the picture, but I wore gold shoes and a beautiful bangle bracelet (also rented). The dress was very comfortable (I know because I was up all night dancing!). I usually wear sizes 6-8 depending on the fit. This dress on me was looser up top and tight across the hips, but not too tight (just make sure you wear appropropriate undergarments). This was my first experience with RTR and I will definitely use them again for next affair!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
December 4, 2012
Unfortunately I did not like how the dress looked on me, so I didn't wear it.
I didn't end up wearing this dress; I got a 4(my normal size) and a 6, and tried on both and hated it unfortunately; I put it straight back in the bag and returned it. For a girl with hips, this is not the dress for you. Luckily RTR was very accommodating and credited my account.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
December 7, 2012
I loved this dress, very flattering and comfortable!
I am larger in the chest and this dress was very comfortable and looked just like in the picture! I loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 1, 2013
Easy, comfortable, and fun
This was a great dress for our new year's eve celebration. It was incredibly easy to wear, with no fuss at all. The vibrant coral color and unusual style stood out in a room full of lacy lbd's. It moved well for dancing. The dress has ample room at the top - more than I needed - and is a little more fitted around the hips. The ten pulled a bit at my hips, so I went with the 12. It was a bit loose at the waist, and in both the 10 and 12 I would say there was too much material above the waist, so that the dress did not provide the most flattering shape, but it was still very attractive. I loved the fabric of both the coral outer layer and the orange chess-board patterned lining and piping (the orange fabric is silky soft).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
January 13, 2013
Very sophistocated and polished
wore this to a rehearsal dinner for a black tie wedding in DC. Even though I had to wear the 12, it was a perfect fit. The bride, a vogue model who I had never met before the dinner, stopped dead in her tracks when she saw me and told me my dress was stunning. My husband said it really looked like a designer dress. This was the 1st rental from RTW and I've done about 6. I've been extremely satisfied with each pick. I hav3 3 formal events in Feb and I'm on here ordering now for all 3!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
January 27, 2013
Brightly colored back up dress.
I ordered this as a back up dress for a wedding. This dress ran a little large and a 10 would have fit me much better than the 12 I got. I felt like I was swimming a little in this dress and ultimately didn't wear it. However, the color is very pretty in person and the cut makes it very comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
January 29, 2013
The color of this dress was so unusual and I had many compliments on the unusual design.
I could not tell from the photograph, but the skirt on this dress is cut like a pencil skirt. Had I known, I would not have rented this dress - pencil cuts do not work on my body. I have a small waist and curvy behind and thighs, and the skirt hugged my lines, even in the larger size. The fabric is an unlined silk crepe, which also showed more imperfections that I would have liked. I was hoping for a looser A-line. I had to run to the store and get Spanx, which did the trick. The waist was a bit big on me, luckily I had a slim belt with me that I used to cinch it into place - the belt tucked under the drape of the top and could not be seen. Having done all that I was pretty comfortable and happy with the look of the dress. I would still recommend this dress, but I would say that it's a little hard to predict how it will look on your particular body. I prefer to wear a dress that does not require Spanx.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
April 17, 2013
Classic, flattering and baby-bump-friendly
I love almost any Rachel Roy dress, as her styles tend to flatter my body type (5'3", large bust, short & small waisted, small hips). Normally wear a size 6, wore an 8 while 4 months pregnant and it fit perfectly. Got tons of compliments, as the color was beautiful and style very flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 148lbs
May 25, 2013
Standout color.
I'm not as tall as other reviewers, but I do have a long torso --- very necessary to carry this dress on my five-foot-five frame. The top of the size four was more flattering, but the lower portion was more fitted than I was comfortable wearing. I have relatively broad shoulders and a large bust though, so I was able to carry the size 6's bigger top. I agree with others that this is a dress for someone who is either tall, has a long torso or a larger bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
June 9, 2013
Wasn't able to wear!
Was flattering in the top, but too tight for comfort in the hips. Spoke with stylist before I bought and based on my measurements, they suggested to go down a backup size and I should have gone up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
August 20, 2013
Gorgeous dress but not for curvy women.
I had the 4 and the 6. The 4 made me feel like Margaret Dumont from an old Marx Brothers movie- very matronly. The 6 fit perfectly on the chest but I swam in the rest of it. Incredibly pretty dress, though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
August 24, 2013
Pretty, Conservative
I love the colors and would definitely recommend this for an office outing or business lunch. However, I rented this dress for a wedding and actually sent it back without wearing it. The cut is much too conservative and the fit makes even a curvy girl look shapeless. Overall, it's pretty, but was not right for my occasion.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 9, 2013
I absolutely loved this dress...on the screen.
I wanted this dress to work SO badly. I opened the package and nearly melted at the sight of it; it's so beautiful! I put it on and my heart sank a little. It's not that it didn't fit - it just didn't do anything for my figure. My mid-section was exaggerated more than it was accentuated and I just felt bulgy. I raced to the mall to buy some Spanx (because I was, apparently, the only woman left in America who didn't own any yet) to see if that would do the trick. The Spanx definitely helped and I probably could have worn the dress... but I just didn't feel AMAZING in it. So I didn't wear it. This particular piece would probably work best on someone with a, ahem, somewhat ample bosom (which I have), a flat tummy (which I haven't - and which is, I think, the most crucial part), and a nice apple bottom (which I'm on the verge of). I'm very jealous of anyone lucky enough to be able to rock this dress! :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 6, 2013
Unique style, and the accessories--AWESOME!
Runs big; order a size down; because of the blousing fabric, this is better for a taller person (I'm only 5'1)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
December 1, 2013
Just ok
Fortunately, this was my back up dress. I really didn't love it. It was ok, but I ultimately didn't love the colors or the fit on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 1, 2012
just alright
Loose up top. Too tight around hips. Fit poorly overall. Beautiful color.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 11, 2014
This vibrant Rachel Roy dress matched my daughters' dresses for a lovely AZ outdoor wedding in May.
This dress fit perfectly, and has adjustable straps on the bronze liner (top). The cut and color were very flattering, and I got many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
May 11, 2014
Nice quality and fit
Nice material, fit well and was forgiving of the hips and tummy. I could wear a regular bra as well. I ordered a 12 to have options but the 10 fit very nicely so I didn't need it. The fabric had some give to it so it would be comfortable for several hours wear and sitting. I ended up in another dress, but this was a strong contender and I know it wouldn't be on any other woman at my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 174lbs
July 2, 2014
it was pretty couldnt wear it
the zipper was broke =(
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
August 14, 2014
The color was perfect. Not too pink or orange. Perfect shade of coral
Fit great. Snug In The stomach area so spanks are a must
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 9, 2014
Such a fun and cute dress- perfect for a night out!
I absolutely LOVED this dress and was so bummed when I had to send it back! It was a very flattering dress and light fabric. I wore it to a steakhouse in the city to celebrate turning 30 and got so many compliments on it. Would definitely rent it again!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
September 12, 2014
The color was very pretty. But...
I ordered this in a 10 and 12 the ten was too tight on the bottom but the top runs large and fit just right. I tried the 12 and the bottom fit, but the top was WAY too big. This dress would look much better on someone with an inverted triangle shape. Someone who is broader through the shoulders than they are in the hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
May 23, 2014
Rent the Runway is so much fun!
The dress is extremely comfortable and fits beautifully. The color is unique. I was pleasantly surprised that what looks like gold in the pictures is actually copper. Rent the Runway customer service is stellar.
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