RVN

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$180 to buy
$525 retail
Stylist Notes

Step into something chic. This dress by RVN is the perfect choice for a birthday celebration! Make the gold detailing stand out with Alexis Bittar’s Lucite Talon Drops.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS - L.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black and Gold Metallic intarsia knit (42% Polyester, 32% Viscose, 18% Nylon, 8% Spandex). Cap sleeves. Boat neckline. Pencil skirt. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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219 reviews
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(2)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 16, 2016
Classy & Sexy!
I am a boudoir and contemporary glamour portrait photographer and I recently shot a mother/daughter contemporary glamour session--the mother is turning 40 and she wanted to celebrate by getting portraits she'll cherish with her daughter--and this dress was perfect! (Daughter wore the Karla dress.) The dress fit true-to-size and was a lot of fun for my client to wear--it had a good bit of stretch. http://shannonhemauerphotography.com/
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 17, 2016
This dress would be great for more than just weddings!
I loved this dress! It is definitely a tight fit, but I rented to my regular dress size and worked out fine. The fabric is really thick which helps create a nice body shape. I would not recommending renting for a hot summer day event because it did get a little warm at times. This dress would be great for weddings, cocktail parties, etc.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 21, 2016
Tight but comfortable
The texture kind of feels like spanx. I loved this dress, and it was definitely one of my favorites from RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 30, 2016
Fun, not so flattering..
Ok, so I'm about 5'5", 135 pounds. I've had two kids, I don't have a perfect body but it's not awful either. This dress was fun and I felt like I looked good when I looked in the mirror but I think the cap sleeves accentuated the fact that my arms aren't as slender as I would like. I also felt like I was wearing Spanx, but if you're not posing perfectly, you're still gonna see your pouch if you've got one. Just keeping it real for the public's benefit. You're welcome for posting my generally unflattering photo! ;)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 9, 2016
Extremely flattering, forgiving (post baby body) & hugs ALL the right places!
Loved this dress, got tons of compliments. Fits great, rides up a little but fit like a glove. Highly recommended for post baby mommy bodies, just hugs everything, feels like spanx but extremely comfortable. Material was thick enough that I didn't even feel the need to wear a bra, fit amazing, loved it & would buy similar designer and fabric again.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 5, 2016
10/10
The dress was very comfortable and easy to move in. also true to size and fit well. very happy with this dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
September 14, 2016
Tight and sexy!
This really does feel like you're wearing a super fancy spanx dress! It was tight but flattering and very fancy. Beware of the armhole shape if you're like me and don't have the skinniest arms. But it's a beautiful, sophisticaed dress for sure.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 2, 2016
Quality material, very slimming
I rented this for an outdoor Texas wedding. I loved the thick, stretchy fabric; it pulled everything in to a clean silhouette. The dress is short (I'm 5'7" and it hit me midthigh), but it stayed put and didn't need any tugging. There's no zipper, so you'll want to do your hair and makeup, and apply deodorant *after* putting the dress on. Material under the arms is a bit scratchy but not unbearable. Great quality for a budget rental price.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
January 11, 2017
Beautiful art-deco dress
I rented this for our engagement photos since we are having a Gatsby-esque wedding in an art deco ballroom and had pictures outside of the Civic Center. So the black and gold and the pattern were a win. I'm a 34D so the chest on the small was tight but yet the medium's waist and bottom were loose on the Medium so I stuck with the small. The cap sleeve arms aren't as flattering as sleeveless would've been but still really liked the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
July 20, 2017
Pretty dress
Very cute dress with a good material.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
November 12, 2013
Really comfortable fit , because it is super stretchy
I actually rented a plain purple dress for my friends wedding, and the day before the dress was supposed to arrive, RTR told me that the dress was ruined and they would like to give me any dress at any price. And OVER NIGHTED!! I was so excited yet very stressed to pick a dress so quickly. I told the lady that was helping me that i was concerned about the fit of dress #1. She told me that she would send my second choice in one size up just in case. Thank god she did because dress # 1 was too tight! I think I liked the quality of the RVN dress more anyway! This dress had no zipper and it felt like dress was made out of spanx material. It was so comphy, it allowed me to dance up a storm and eat as much as I want! Thanks to Rent the runway for another great dress!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 58
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 15, 2013
Very form fitting
I wore this dress to two different dinner parties. It is very form fitting and did tend to ride up throughout the evening. I usually wear a size 6 and the medium fit perfectly. The cap sleeves were snug under my arms. It was ok on me, but it could be a problem for some body types. Overall I really liked this dress as it looks classy and classic. One friend even said I looked like a model.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
November 22, 2013
Incredible dress!
Absolutely loved this dress and wished I could have kept it! Received compliments the entire night. There is no zipper on the dress and you have to pull it over your head which is the only con.
BarbaraFebruary 7, 2014
Hi! I love this dress but I'm only 5'1" (like you). Did you feel like the length was good? I'm afraid it will be too long =(
KiraFebruary 11, 2014
Hi Barbara! I was really happy with the length of the dress. I would recommend it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 23, 2013
Never had so many compliments!
Fits literally like a pull-on glove. Compresses and really flatters. Only wish was for it to be a half-inch longer as - like others have reported - it does ride up when you sit or climb stairs. Every woman I saw commented on the dress - the top is sparkly and reflects candlelight beautifully. Plenty of men were obvious in their approval too. My husband was ecstatic. You don't need a lot of jewelry with this dress. I wore with black panty hose and high black booties - as my evening was not as formal.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
December 9, 2013
Georgous!
This dress was so pretty I didnt want to take it off it fit perfect and was a great dress for my sorrority's formal
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
December 10, 2013
Unique and sophisticated...loved the fit!
This dress made me feel like I was wearing Batman's bat-suit, but in a good way! No need for spanx with this dress...the material is comfortable, but holds everything in the right place. It didn't ride up as other dresses that are this form fitting usually do. I was very pleased overall. I got many compliments, too! Runs a little small for my taste. Medium worked well for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 13, 2013
This dress was perfect for a Xmas party…just enough sparkle!
I loved the fit of the dress…it really sucks you in! The detail on the top of the dress is so beautiful in person and really makes the dress stand out!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
May 8, 2014
Sexy & Sophisticated!
The dress is a little snug but a sophisticated length and just the right amount of bling to stand out!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 16, 2013
Great holiday party dress!
I wore this for a company holiday party on a really cold night in DC, but the material was heavy and kept me warm. It is very form fitting so definitely wear Spanx! However, it was very business appropriate and I got a lot of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 18, 2013
Great dress for a company cocktail event
I wore this dress to a company holiday party and it was perfect! The dress is pretty tight, but the material is stretchy and it really sucks you in and hugs you in all the right places. Even though it's a tight dress, the neck line is high and the length is not short, so it still looked extremely classy. It was the perfect dress for such an amazing night!
LaurenFebruary 9, 2014
How far did the dress end up being above ur knees? By the way
LaurenFebruary 9, 2014
Love the look!
StefanieFebruary 10, 2014
Thanks Lauren! The dress was probably about 4 inches above the knee, naturally, and could be scrunched up or pulled down a bit depending on how you want to wear it.
AngieFebruary 20, 2014
You look amazing in that dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
December 18, 2013
Form fitting and classy.
This dress fit like a glove. As I'm very petite, it's always hard to find dresses that fit me well and aren't too long or big around the waste or bust area. This dress however fit me perfectly. The gold detailing is beautiful and looks much better in person than in the photo. I wore this dress to a sweet sixteen and a club birthday outing and it worked well for both events. I felt sexy and comfortable all night. I'll definitely be ordering another RVN dress again!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 27, 2013
Perfect holiday dress, I didn't want to send it back!
I loved everything about this dress. It does run small. I am about 5'8, 130 lbs and it was a bit tight however not in an unflattering way. It really is beautiful and fits like a herve leger dress. I received compliments all night long. My only complaint, albeit very minor, was that it tended to inch up through the night. This might be b/c the medium would have perhaps been a better fit for me. Overall I am so happy I rented it and would definately rent again.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 107lbs
January 2, 2014
It was a great dress--sexy without overly revealing.
Difficult to put it on and off since there is no zipper. But, once you have it on, its very comfortable. The dress rises up a little so you need to pull down the sides to keep it wrinkle free.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
January 3, 2014
Perfect for my New Year's Eve party.
I felt it did run small, so I ended up with the large. The length was perfect and the detailing was beautiful.
RTR CustomerFebruary 28, 2014
would it have fit in amedium? As I am same size amd body type?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
January 18, 2014
My family kept calling me Beyonce!
I wore this to a family Christmas party. It fits nice and snug so if you have curves like I do, you may have your friends and family call you Beyonce like they were doing to me. I felt super sexy and pretty and not like a mother of 3.
LaurenFebruary 9, 2014
How short is it?
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 20, 2014
This dress super comfortable with gorgeous details!
Because I read that the dress runs small, I started with the large. It was comfortable and flattering so I wore it and didn't try on the medium. It's possible that the medium could have fit but I liked that the large hugged my curves without looking tight. The fabric is amazing. Not a chintzy thin knit, this knit has great weight and gives you coverage. I loved the embroidery. It was detailed, flattering and sparkly without being too flashy. I wish I owned this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
January 21, 2014
Beautiful Dress...once you get it over your head. :)
The dress is beautiful but there's no give at all....just be aware. So happy I ordered the large as my back up! The material is that thick bandage type which really holds you in! No zipper so it's a bit of a challenge "slipping" into it. However, once you have it on it's really comfortable. I'm larger up to..DD and I didn't have any issues with the dress fitting or feeling too snug. The dress definilty was a hit and recieved a ton of compliments. It's a great price too! I would highly recommend selecting this dress for your special occasion!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 137lbs
January 26, 2014
Dress is gorgeous and material very rich. Lots of compliments. Worn at holiday parties.
It is tight and holds you in. I went with the medium to be comfortable but could have gone small. It is a little shorter than I would normally wear. It is one of those dresses that standing still its perfect but if you are moving or dancing it inches up. I felt like I was constantly pulling it down. Worn with gold shoes and accessories made it pop.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 29, 2014
did not choose this style
fitted - was not the right style for work party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 30, 2014
Flat out gorgeous & very figure flattering
I wore this for a birthday date with my darling. Drinks, snacks & music at a high end hotel bar. I just wanted to dress it up for the birthday - not an event. The minute I put this on, my husband said, "wow, you have to wear that" and so I did. The material is very thick & stretchy - more stretch at the top than the skirt, though it has some give. My advice is to step into it - don't pull it over your head - it's like a straightjacket to get on & get in place if you try to pull it on from the top. The gold at the top is not subtle but elegant rather than the Vegas-y, Real Housewives style. You shouldn't need spanx with this dress - it IS spanx-y - but that also means it flattens your top at bit. Probably good because with the gold & the length & the form fit, it might be a bit much to emphasize your ta-tas. Check out my 'tude in the photo - and that was at home. I was really strutting my stuff in this dress. Loved wearing it, felt really good on.
RTR CustomerMarch 1, 2014
Great review I like your swagger! You look wonderful...
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
February 2, 2014
The dress made me feel amazing , we went to see phantom of the opera and i felt like julia roberts
The dress fit perfectly , I am small framed and the dress just made my figure pop. The material was stretchy and very comfortable . It is a pull over design but the minute i slipped in i knew it was a perfect dress for the evening . Comfortable, sexy and elegant , I would rent his exact dress again in the future , size xs was great for me I am 5'1 and about 95 pounds.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 3, 2014
Beautiful, comfortable, and form-flattering!
I wore this dress for a winter wedding and could not have loved it more. As other reviewers have mentioned, it's heavier, tight fabric, but incredibly comfortable. I felt like it was ideal for my body type, and I received multiple compliments throughout the evening. The bf was really digging it, too. It does ride up a bit if you're doing a lot of walking, but it's easy to (tastefully) pull it back down. I would definitely wear this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 5, 2014
Fit me like a glove and brought out my curves
Overall, I LOVED this dress. I loved the design on the front and back and it fit my body so well. I received many compliments throughout the night and I felt glamorous. The only con about it (which I didn't realize until AFTER I did my hair) was that there is NO zipper. I rented other dresses that I tried on while my hair was up in curls and setting, but I couldn't try this one on without ruining my hair. Luckily it fit and I liked it more than the other dresses, so I kept it on once my hair was finished. But the dress is so tight and form fitting (it does stretch, but when putting it on, it doesn't stretch much), so it was really tough actually putting it on without messing up my completed hair. If you rent this dress, try it on BEFORE you do any hair and makeup. If you decide to wear it, keep it on, wear a smock, and finish your look. But once you do put it on, you'll LOVE it! :-)
LaurenFebruary 9, 2014
How high Dixie the dress end up being above your knees? I'm 5'4''', 115 lbs. and I'm really worried that it will come too far above my knees if it ordered a. Small.
LaurenFebruary 9, 2014
*did
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 11, 2014
This dress made me feel beautiful for the opening of my pageant.
The dress fit perfectly for the opening of my pageant. A major positive is the dress stretches so it fit my curves, However, it looked great on my body and I didn't look uncomfortable. Its a great dress for any occasion.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 12, 2014
The dress gave me confidence!
It fit very well, and it was very flattering! I got many compliments throughout the night.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 14, 2014
I wore this dress to a school formal and it fit me perfectly!
I was hesitant to rent a dress from the site because I get nervous buying things without trying them on first, but this dress fit perfectly! It hugged my curves in all the right places and it made me feel great! The material is rather thick and it feels like you're wearing spanx, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I received comments all night and I will definitely be renting another dress soon!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 52
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
February 17, 2014
i received a lot of compliments.
It runs smaller in size. I wish i had ordered a larger size, but anyway i wore the dress and felt so sexy . I definitely will order this dress agin ( but in larger size).
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
February 18, 2014
Classy, beautiful dress
I rented this dress for Valentine's day, but I wish I could own it. It was so amazing. The detailing on it is absolutely gorgeous and it has a nice snug fit to it so it really tightens everything in and hugs your curves. I usually wear a small, but because the dress was on the tighter side, especially under my arms, I went to the medium, which was perfect. It is somewhat difficult getting on, but once it's on, it's really comfortable. It's a great length, not too short, not too long is just overall really classy. I felt beautiful in it and my boyfriend thought so too. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
February 19, 2014
Just my style!
The dress was beautiful. I love detail like this one has. It was very comfortable. My only complaint is that it runs small and I kept having to pull the hemline down! Other than that, I highly recommend this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 20, 2014
Sparkle!
This dress is stretchy and short. I have a very bubbly booty so I felt like it was a little too short for me. I wore it anyway with some hose. I loved the material. Very thick and high quality. The gold on this is somewhat three dimensional on the black and it makes the dress look that much more expensive. Very flattering and forgiving. Sorry I never got a picture in it =(
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