Raoul

Draped Back Belted Dress

$183 to buy
$610 retail
Stylist Notes

Get colorful in cranberry! This Raoul gown is the perfect choice for your upcoming celebration - you will look and feel incredible all night long. Add Ben-Amun’s Emerald City Necklace for the perfect color combo.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

Cranberry crepe (51% Triacetate, 49% Polyester). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Deep V back. Column skirt with removable belt at waist. Front slit. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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56 reviews
Fit
Large
(9)
True to Size
(31)
Small
(8)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 8, 2015
I Could not wear this dress :(
This dress fit my body but the top part in the shoulders was just too big.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
January 25, 2015
Loved it!
I really enjoyed wearing this dress! The color is great and the fabric is thick. I wore spanx but probably didn't have to. My backless bra was too large and wouldn't stay up so I just went without and it was totally fine. I got lots of compliments and was comfy all night. It was a prefix length with 4 in heels but was long when my feet started to hurt and I had to take my shoes off! I would rent it again.
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Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 3, 2015
Very very pretty & classic
Really pretty dress for an elegant occasion.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 33
February 22, 2015
Stunning cut and color
I was between sizes and have larger hips, so the larger size ended up working better for me. Wore a sticky bra with it, which I bought after reading the other reviews. Regular length was perfect for me in 2" heels (I am 5' 6"). Color was perfect for a February black tie wedding. Fabric is nice and not clingy. Slipped a little off shoulders while dancing, but I think that was related to being between sizes.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 24, 2015
Easy return and ordering process.
Needs fashion tape for shoulders. Tiny bit snug at my thighs due to straight fit. Gorgeous color!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 6, 2015
Well received dress
Excellent choice for a formal dinner event. Very classic and received many compliments. I wore the 4 and my only complaint was the lining it the dress was a little tight, no give in the material. The color is a very good color of purple for someone w olive skin.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 19, 2016
Compliments all night!
This dress is an easy wear! The back spices up your look, but the fabric and overall fit make this dress a great look for a spring or summer wedding!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
November 22, 2014
Amazing !
Fits beautifully! Nice thick material makes it very formal. Would totally recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 19, 2013
Elegant and unique. Loved it
Great for a formal wedding. Really pretty color and unique open back. Wore 5.5 months pregnant and worked great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
December 23, 2013
Gorgeous dress
I loved this dress and would rent it again. I rented a 6L but the dress ran big in the bust area. I pair this dress with black slingback shoes and emerald earrings and cocktail ring. I wish the 4L was available when I rented and Im sure I would have loved it much more.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 27, 2014
I am 5'8 and this dress just did absolutely nothing for my figure
The back of the dress was the reason I liked it so much. Unfortunately, the fit on me was horrible and the material did not lay flat as in the website photos. The back of the dress was gaping in spots and totally unflattering. I think this dress could work better on someone who has very broad shoulders and is built more like a 'swimmer's' body. Beautiful color, wish it could have worked!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 6, 2014
STUNNING
This is a beautiful dress that is very understated! When people see the cut and color of the dress they are not expecting the open back. I usually wear a 6 but after reading the reviews I decided to order the 6 and the 4. I'm so glad that I decided to go down a size! With the proper undergarments the 4 fit perfectly in the hips, thighs, waist and bottom. I have small bust size and I know that the top portion of the 6 would have been too big based on the fit of the 4.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 18, 2014
Never wanted to take it off! I felt so elegant and classy, loved it!
I'm normally a 4 and the 2 fit like a glove... runs a little large at the top, but it worked perfectly for me!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
August 5, 2014
Underwhelming dress.
I ended up not wearing this dress and wore my backup dress instead. As others stated, the belt was not included with the dress and the back gaped a lot.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 119lbs
March 9, 2014
Wanted to love...
Ugh I wanted to love this dress so badly, and I did- but it was so big on my. Since you can't wear a bra, the dress was so large on the side (major side boob) and the back sagged a ton. When I would lean forward, the sleeves would slip of my shoulders. However the rest of the dress fit perfectly and the length was great (could of worn 3" heels and it'd be short enough). Better luck to other renters, it's really a beautiful dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
December 17, 2014
Well tailored, rich color.
Make sure you call them if your dress does not include the belt! They shipped me a belt overnight since the initial box didn't contain the crucial accessory. You'll need a backless bra, otherwise easy to wear. The 4R looked large on me, so I wore the 2R, the 2R belt was a little snug but wearable. Happy with this selection!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
February 16, 2016
GORGEOUS!
loved the way this dress looked unfortunately this dress was a lot bigger than i expected. I still had some pregnancy weight to shed and need something sheek and sleek for a wedding. Upon receiving this dress i loved the silhouette and color. But the dress was super long and baggy they didn't have anything smaller to rent therefore i went with a size i thought would work, Will definitely rent this again but in a smaller size, i suggest going one size down.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 17, 2013
Gorgeous color.
I rented this dress for a fall black tie optional wedding. The color is fantastic, fabric is a heavier crepe, and it's a great dress. I had to size up to the 6R because the 4R was too tight around the booty area. Unfortunately, I didn't end up wearing it because they forgot to include the matching fabric belt but luckily I ordered a backup dress.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
December 16, 2013
This dress was beautiful! I wore gold accessories and got ALOT of compliments. Thanks RTR!!!
I have hips and it was a bit tight in that area. I also had to use the Garmet tape for the back of the dress to stay put. other than that it was perfect. I felt sexy and classy!
AllisonDecember 18, 2013
is the fabric stretchy??
euniceDecember 19, 2013
no its not stretchy. I had to get a size bigger to be comfy
LaurenFebruary 18, 2014
What did you use for a bra?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
April 21, 2014
Pretty dress, atypical fit
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to wear this dress... The belt did not arrive with the dress, and I should have ordered the Long option, per other reviewers. I planned to wear a low heal, so I thought the R would be fine...didn't even touch the floor barefoot. However, the color was beautiful in person. But yes - also very loose on the shoulders - if worn, I could have possible had a wardrobe malfunction. I would suggest fabric tape ;)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 7, 2014
Tiny waist, may not be proportional for shorter girls
Being 5'3" the waist on this dress did not line up with my natural waistline so it fit really odd. This was my backup dress so I did not end up wearing it. Dress itself was beautiful but it didn't work with my shorter frame.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
July 15, 2014
I loved the dress
The dress ran small, I ordered the 4L but they didn't have it in stock. So I went with the 2L. I ended up not wearing the belt that it came with... NOOO stretch!! So I paired it with a belt I already had.
JuliaMarch 25, 2015
What height heel did you wear?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 141lbs
June 14, 2015
Very disappointed.
Honestly this dress was very disappointing. I loved how it looked online and was so excited when it showed up. First of all it was difficult to put on, I had trouble fitting the dress over my hips. The opening in the back was gaping and adding the belt did not make much difference. I did not end up wearing this dress for the event I planned to. It was also 2 inches too short even in flats.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
July 23, 2015
Very pretty! I loved the color
Pros: beautiful color, right length, and the reviews are correct- it does run small. SOO glad I got the larger size! Cons: there was no belt with it- I had to use my own. The back is REALLY low, so I had to scramble and find a backless and strapless bra (it was a pain) and it may be because I have narrow shoulders, but the sleeves kept coming up. I had perfect posture that night for sure! Also- there were supposed to be two fasteners above the zipper, but it appears those broke off and I couldn't use it. Thankfully, the dress fit so I wasn't too stressed.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
December 9, 2014
The dress is beautiful!
I couldn't wear the dress because the top part of it was too big. I have a small chest and it was large on me. The bottom half around my waist was true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 11, 2013
Another At HOme Try On
This dress was just too structural for my tastes. It would look stunning on a tall(er), thin individual. Stunning holiday party dress. Part of the problem may have been that my torso is too short for the top, so the open back gaped in an odd way.
MayaNovember 15, 2013
Does this dress have any type of stretch to it?
VivianNovember 23, 2013
The lining has no stretch.
cDecember 2, 2013
what about breast area? is there some structure on he inside since clearly a bra cannot be worn with it.
NicoleDecember 4, 2013
Just tried this dress on in the showroom. There is no structure in the chest area, so you would have to wear a backless bra or nubra.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 20, 2013
Elegant!
Dress is even more beautiful in person. Fit was ideal and it was great to be at a wedding and not in a black dress like every other female! Tons of compliments, felt great!! First RTR dress- wont be the last!!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 29, 2013
this dress was perfect. i loved it!
the dress fit amazing. i wouldn't recommend it for busty girls (you can't wear a bra) but for someone like me it was perfect.
claudiaApril 18, 2014
Hi im about 6lbs heavier than you and 5'3 as well. Do you think the size 0 was too small? debating between a 2 or 0. Would totally appreciate your feedback. Thank -Claudia
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
January 14, 2014
Beautiful dress
I rented this dress for a formal wedding. I thought it fit great. As was the case with other reviewers, RTR forgot to include the belt. They overnighted a replacement, which would have been great if it wasn't 2 sizes too big. Because the belt was so large, it made the draped top look like it was too big for me when it wasn't. Even with that hiccup, I received so many compliments. The description says that the dress is cranberry, but I thought it looked more like fuchsia in person. It's a really beautiful color. I'd rent it again, especially since they dropped the price.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
February 21, 2014
Awesome service!
As many others have said the dress was delivered without a belt. A quick call to RTR and a belt was overnighted. Tons on compliments on this "sleek & über sophisticated" gown. I will Definately be back!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 18, 2014
Great color, great fit for a tall, slender body shape
I ordered the 0 Regular and 2 Long and, at 5'8 with 4" heals, the Long length was perfect! The 2 fit me well. I'm tall and narrow and I like how the belt accentuated my hips. I wore it with a stick on bra but I probably didn't need it because the top part is loose, which is a very nice contrast to the fitted column skirt. I wouldn't recommend this for more curvy women because it's tightest across the hips. But I think a bustier woman would be fine, even though it has such a low back, because the top is so loose it lends a decent amount of modestly and the NuBras are pretty supportive (I wore a C and was able to comfortably dance without bouncing all over) In all, this is a stunning dress but definitely requires a specific body type
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
March 20, 2014
It was the perfect dress for my formal wedding, if you are planning on dancing try something else
top slides off the shoulders which ensures good posture all night!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
March 30, 2014
The dress was one of a kind. I got lots of compliments! The color was beautiful as well
The dress does not stretch but it's true to size. The long length was perfect for my tall heels.
cJune 24, 2014
what did you do for a bra???
RTR CustomerJune 25, 2014
C- We recommend a backless NuBra to wear with this dress
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 31, 2014
The only floor-length gown that's made me look slimmer than I am.
I have a very curvy figure, so there are very few dresses out there that have a slimming effect on me. This dress was the exception - something about the fabric, the tailoring, and the overall style of it created the very realistic illusion that I was long and lean. I loved it! The material is lightweight but not flimsy, and the tailoring is gorgeous. Loved the color as well. I wore one of those adhesive backless bras, which I hated, but that was more the bra's fault than the dress's fault. I would recommend picking one up, though - the material isn't quite thick enough to go without if you're at a formal event and are concerned about, well, to be blunt, your nipples poking through. And the dress doesn't offer any support up there so you really need to go with either a very low backed bra or the sticky ones. I loved the deep v in the back; I'm 5'6" and wore 3 1/2 inch heels, and the dress touched the floor. I should also mention that this dress is incredibly comfortable. I wore it to a black tie, conservative event for work, and felt very appropriate but still felt like a bit of my style was showing through with the daring back. I wish I could buy it. I loved wearing it!
cJune 24, 2014
thanks so much for addressing the bra issue!! Very important for busty ladies.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 1, 2014
My FAVORITE RTR Dress to date!
This is my new favorite dress. The color is incredible, the fabric very nice, and the fit just perfect even for someone short and with a larger bust like me. The 4R fit and zipped, but pulled a little across the hips so I wore the 6R for comfort and movement. However, the only downside was the belt. Even though both dresses fit, neither of the belts fit around that part of my waist. Had the clasps been closer to the edge it would have been fine, but they are made to overlap a bit and it would have more easily fit me as a headband than a belt. I ended up wearing a green, beaded sash I already had and it looked great. And I wore sapphire-green earrings. Other than the belt the dress was perfect and I will DEFINITELY rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 28, 2014
Beautiful, Elegant Dress
This dress is a beautiful, rich color and is very easy to wear. I received complements all night. I did have to use a safety pin in the back to help with some drooping with the low back but it was an easy fix. Like many of the other commenters, I did not receive the belt in the original shipment but I called and RTR overnighted it to my hotel in plenty of time for the event I was attending.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 13, 2014
One word - perfection!
Fit, style and color are perfect! Like many other reviewers, this dress came without the belt, but I called and it was overnighted. Without the belt, the dress drapes a lot in the back and I thought the picture of the model was quite deceiving. But, with the belt, draping was minimal, and the rear view of the model was no longer a deception. If you want a perfect fit, don't wear without the belt. Also, try not to get this dress wet. When I got the dress, I noticed some spots around the neckline and at several spots on the dress. Luckily, they were only visible in the daylight. Then, at the event, I got a sprinkle of water on the dress when I went to the ladies' room, and the spots remained. So be careful. I wore 3" heels with the 2L, and at 5-7, the length was perfect! This dress is such a knockout! My fave yet from RTR! See both pics I've attached.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 139lbs
May 13, 2014
Elegant and slimming!
I must say the longer I wore the dress the more I loved it! I was really concerned when it first arrived because one of the sizes, 4L, the size I was going to wear, had a huge water stain all over the top front of the dress. I was nervous that it would be noticeable in pictures because the flash made it more visible. I had no other option because my event was the next day. Anyway RTR made it right by refunding me 100% for my order AND I ended up wearing the dress. The stain wasn't noticeable, but they should have noticed it. Anyway the dress is fabulous, they left out the belt but it didn't matter. The material doesn't stretch and ideally I probably should have worn a 6R. I am 5'5.5'' :) and the 4L was JUST hitting the floor in my 3.5 inch heels and the dress pulled just slightly in my hips. But it was great and I loved it, I LOVE open back dresses.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
August 1, 2014
Rich color, elegant open back, and fit like a glove!
This dress was my favorite rental from RTR hands-down. The fit was great, although I probably could have gone with the 4L vs 4R. I'm between 5'7" and 5'8" and wore low heels, so if you want a bit more length I'd go with the 4L. Otherwise, the draping in the back hung nicely and the belt gave shape to my otherwise straight and narrow frame. The color of this dress was also lovely - rich and bold. And the fabric was heavier than I expected - definitely a well made piece. Throughout the evening I received compliment after compliment on this dress and how elegant it made me look!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
August 1, 2014
My original rental didn't fit, so this stunner was shipped to me overnight!
This fit true to size, and I was pleasantly surprised that I could wear this dress with 3" heels without it being too short! The beautiful color and low back make the dress! I received compliments all night, and didn't want to return it!
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