October 24, 2013
Lovely color, flattering cut, unique style
I found this dress to be very unique and classy and was excited to get it. I had knee surgery recently and have a big brace on my leg, so wanted a long gownfor my gala event but was concerned about the slit showing too much of my brace. It actually worked out perfectly. It didn't show when I stood but allowed me to walk comfortably. As others warned, the slit was pretty high and the top is tied together by just a little thread, but some fashion tape and pins fixed those up easily. The top was a little baggy on me, but I was able to pin the pleats down and cover up the pins with the belt, and that helped a lot. I ordered a 0R and 2R and got a size 6 and 14 belt, so that required more pinning to deal with. At first I was concerned that too many adjustments were needed to make this work, and my backup dress was way too big, so I had another dress overnighted. The RTR reps were really understanding of my knee brace situation and helpful in getting me another dress. That one was too large also, so I pinned and taped and wore this one in the end. Glad I did, it was really pretty, the color was a nice rich berry color, and the style stood out among your typical strapless or halter styles.