Sachin & Babi

Shining Armour Dress

$96 to buy
$450 retail
Stylist Notes

Get gorg in gold sequins for the party! This blouson dress by Sachin + Babi is an easy option to glitter through the night.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - elastic at natural waist allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra. Attached slip.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Gold sequins on mesh (100% nylon). Cap sleeves. V-neckline. Keyhole back with button closure. Straight skirt with bloussant front. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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223 reviews
Fit
Large
(27)
True to Size
(145)
Small
(29)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
August 5, 2013
Very nice but runs long
I ordered the 6 but probably could have gotten away with the 4. The slip underneath fit great but the sequin part was a little long, the fabric folded over way more than in the picture. Wore with silver jewelry and nude shoes. Received lots of compliments at the wedding and stayed comfortable throughout the night.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 21, 2013
This dress is truly stunning!
I ordered a 2 and a 0. The 2 was not an option because it was too big (I'm petite) the 0 was a bit bigger than I wanted but it still looked great. The dress actually comes in two pieces. A slip and then the dress part. It was comfortable except for under the arm area. The sequins irritated my arms (not enough to not wear it all night). If you are looking for something that no one else will have this is the dress for you!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 21, 2013
The most compliments I've received on a dress
Rented this for a late summer, black tie optional wedding. Rented both the 4 and the 6 and I didn't see much difference between the two sizes. The 4 fit very close to my body from the waist down but the fabric gives and I had no problem sitting or dancing. I wore nude undergarments and they couldn't be seen through the liner and overlay- the sequins are well placed which helps. My only difficulty was getting in and out and I had someone help me so I wouldn't pull any of the sequins in the dress.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
August 27, 2013
Fun dress for a night out
I normally wear a 10, but the 12 fit much better. It was a flattering dress and surprisingly comfortable, but a bit shorter than I like. A previous reviewer went down a size because there was extra room in the waist making it too slouchy, but it actually worked out well for me since I have a long torso. Many dresses with elastic waist look funny on me because of it, but this worked well. It was a lot of fun for a girls night out.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
September 4, 2013
Not what I ordered but it worked
I normally wear a 8-10 or a large (I am a C to a D cup). So when rent the runway told me that my original sheath dress was unavailable they sent me this one instead- based on the similar color of my first choice. This is not a sheath dress (which I knew would fit me well) so I was a bit disappointed. They sent me a 12 based on my previous size request of a Large for my first choice. Since this dress is already really blousy so the 12 was SWIMMING on me and made me look about 10 pounds heavier. I pinned the top part down to the bottom part so it wouldn't puff out as much and that seemed to help. Like I said- it wasn't my first choice but ending up working enough to get by at a wedding.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 10, 2013
Looked great in pictures, and got a lot of compliments.
Fit almost true to size, but wore one size smaller than normal.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129lbs
September 14, 2013
This dress is classy, lightweight, and fun!
I wore this to fundraiser for Nemours and received many complements. It was the perfect cocktail dress for August in Florida with interesting detailing that is more beautiful in person. It was very comfortable and easy to dance in! Glad I had both sizes to choose from as the 4 fit better on me.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 20, 2013
At home try on
I normally wear a 6 but saw other reviews it was large so went with the 4. The under slip didn't show like it did on others I think going a size down helped with that and the outside lace of the dress was perfect. Simpler gorgeous dress.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 25, 2013
Everyone kept telling me how great I looked.
Great fit and not too tight. For such a pretty dress it was very comfortable. I did get some scratches on my arms from the sequence, nothing bad though. (Probably all the dancing).
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 28, 2013
I loved this dress
Wore for day after our wedding photos. It was comfortable, forgiving in the right areas, photographed well. I wish I owned this dress.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 2, 2013
I chose this as a back-up dress for my bachelorette party weekend - went with the maxi.
The only bummer about this amazing dress is that is just does not work on a shorter gal. The gathering should lay close to the natural waistline and the torso on this design was just too long for that to work on me - it bloused over and made me look completely shapeless. This dress was incredibly beautiful and I'm sure it looks fabulous on anyone taller! I would still recommend.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 6, 2013
Elegant, looks expensive - lots of compliments
Beautiful dress, looks expensive and delicate. The dress is definitely more made for less curvey people but even though I wear a 34D and I'm hourglass, it looked beautiful and I got loads of compliments! The elastic band is not too tight and hits on a great place. I wore the 6 but could have done the 4 too. It was short but not too short, makes your legs look amazing!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
October 14, 2013
My first rental with RTR was smooth & effortless. The dress received lots of compliments.
The dress is beautiful. The under dress was a little too big on the top for me but that is not unusual for my body type with most dresses. It was very comfortable to dance in. Highly recommend the dress for any occasion.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
October 15, 2013
Glam for a one night!
This dress was awesome, super flattering and just the right amount bling to make it special and not over the top. It does run a little large but the 6 was the right length. The 4 would of been ok but it was too short. Love this dress so much, would rent again!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 15, 2013
Not great for curvy body type
I ordered this as a back up dress for a Great Gatsby themed event. While the dress was beautiful on the hanger, it was not well suited for a curvy body type. Seemed better for someone long and lean. The overall fit was a bit large as well.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 19, 2013
Loved!
This dress is do gorgeous and has just the right amount of sparkle. I ordered the 4 and 6 and the 4 fit perfectly. Got lots of compliments, it was comfortable and I felt super pretty. Highly recommended!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 174lbs
October 22, 2013
Great Gatsby lover....and felt like i was in the 40's!
This dress was super super comfy, but you looked like a million bucks. went out to sushi with hubby and friends and both the boys said everyone in the restaurant watched me leave. :) its so comfortable you want to wear it all night, and the sparkles are not "too much". Great to wear anywhere and look like a fashionista!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
October 28, 2013
Very pretty and subtle sequin dress
I'm between a 6 and an 8 and I think an 8 would have been better because the slip was snug but the outerpiece was fine. The slip continued to ride up throughout the night. It was fine though. Not as flattering as I hoped it would be but it is not the dress's fault that I needed a bigger size! Ha! We were laughing at my picture because I was experimenting with posing without putting my hand on my hip (bc I really don't like that). It didn't turn out...
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
October 29, 2013
Wore this dress to a benefit gala...it's VERY comfortable and true to size.
I was very happy with the fit and comfort of this dress...and it looked great on! I received many compliments on it. This was the first time renting for myself...I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
October 29, 2013
Wish I owned this dress, received many compliments throughout the night!
Dress fit perfectly, did not find it to be scratchy under the arms. Love that it was not too short! Make sure to wear nude colored undergarments.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 30, 2013
BEAUTIFUL and flattering
Love this dress! It is elegant and lays ever so lightly on your skin and body! I got so many compliments and the dress is comfortable and thin and breathes well, you will love it the entire night. It is not fitted but does come with an undergarment slip that is somewhat forgiving. Good length! Would rent again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 8, 2013
All the complements i received.
A little itchy with all the sequence, but fits amazingly.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 11, 2013
Gorgeous dress, got TONS of complements!
This was was my back up dress but I wore it because the first choice was too small. Loved it
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 12, 2013
Beautiful dress
Great craftsmanship, unique dress. For tall girls, beware that the slip runs short. I'm 5' 9" wore a size 4. The overall length was good, but found myself readjusting the slip throughout the night. That being said, I would rent I again. Beautiful, unique and comfortable!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 13, 2013
Pretty dress, more casual than I expected
The dress is a little small and not as fancy as I thought it would be from the pictures. I had rented it for a Great Gatsby Halloween party and ended up returning it because I didn't feel like it really fit the occasion properly. It was a pretty dress but definitely made for someone with a smaller chest.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
November 17, 2013
Cute dress, felt like the best dressed for the party
I rented this dress for a friend's 50th birthday party. Without feeling overdressed, I felt this dress flattered my figure. It does run just a wee bit on the larger side if you are very slim. However I can't see how any smaller would have made it any easier to get on. This was my first rental from Rent The Runway and I'm confident it will not be my last! I was nervous about the experience as I read some not so positive reviews on Yelp, but the process was seamless and the two dresses arrived in absolutely mint condition. I also purchased a scarf to go with it- which was recommended by the website. Good choice and comfortable. Sorry, the photo doesn't do this dress justice- this was at the end of the evening-- on my way back up the stairs on my way to bed! :)
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
November 21, 2013
stunning
Beautiful dress, fits true to size. Pulls in some not-so-flattering places so I needed spanx to smooth out. Worn for engagement party and complements were everywhere! stunning dress- perfect for the occasion!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
November 25, 2013
Loved this dress! It was such a comfortable, easy fit and very elegant. I would definitely recommend
The detailing on this dress is absolutely gorgeous! The sheer overlay gave it a really elegant feel that was perfect for the formal cocktail I was attending. It looked a little snug on my hips and the fabric in that area bunched a little, but the dress was super stretchy and very comfortable to wear especially while dancing. The slip can be unbuttoned from the overlay/outer dress and I suggest putting the slip on first and the dress over it as the slip is much more form fitting than the outer dress. I would definitely recommend this dress!
NoelleJanuary 29, 2014
love all 3!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 28, 2013
I looked like a million and felt like more!
I rented this dress for a charity event and didn't want to send it back! I received compliments all night long and truly felt like a million dollars!!! I'm a little busty and struggle with dresses sometimes but this dress was true to size and fit perfectly. I would rent this for every event if I could!!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 28, 2013
Such a comfortable and beautiful dress.
I loved this dress because it was very comfortable and fun, but classy enough for a formal charity event. The dress comes in two separate pieces and is definitely easier to put on separately. I like the cinch in the waist because you can make it longer or shorter by folding the dress over. You can also move it up and down so that it hits your waist at the right place. Great dress!!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
December 1, 2013
Perfect fit
This was my birthday outfit, perfect for eating a lot of good food, sitting at slot machines and of course countless hours of dancing and getting compliments!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 9, 2013
Stand out dress!
I rented this for an annual fundraising gala where I was the host, so I wanted something that stoof out. It really did, and I felt good in it all night. The underslip was a little bit of a challenge - i kept having to pull it down and as you can see in the photo it was a bit shorter than the dress. I ordered 6 and 8 based on the reviews and ended up wearing the 8. In retrospect and after looking at photos, I probably should've gone with the 6 as it looked pretty boxy but I'd definitely say it runs small. I've rented dozens of dresses from RTR and they never disappoint!
bonnieMay 11, 2014
You really look great but on you I didn't notice the waist line, whereas on the model it was more obvious. You explained it well here. Is the dress see-thru? What undergarments did you need?
PattyMay 12, 2014
Hi Bonnie: The dress is see-through but has a slip attached. I wore a strapless bra and spanx! With regard to the waist - like I mentioned in my review, I should've worn the 6 after looking at the photos and seeing how boxy it looks.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 16, 2013
Pretty dress, not good for my body type
This dress is perfect for girls who are more apple-shaped than hourglass/pear-shaped. The dress was very forgiving in the waist but too tight in the hips for me. It ended up highlighting my hips and not showing off my waist and just not really working overall.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
December 19, 2013
Fabulous Gold Dress!
I wore this dress for my holiday party at work. I ordered a 4 and a 6, ended up going with the 4 but could have worn a 2. It was slightly large in the waist, and in the top. It was a stunning dress, and I recieved a lot of compliments. the detail was perfect. If you are looking for something more "sexy" this isnt it, but if you want to make an entrance, this is the dress! I wore with gold and crystal earrings and nude heels. I'd recommend bronze strappy shoes though. and I tried to wear blue sapphire earrings to add color, the combo worked, but not with my dark hair. if you are blonde, or wearing your hair cup, this might be an option. i reviewed them in another post...they are kenneth jay. enjoy!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 22, 2013
I had a complete stranger stop and compliment me at the grocery store before my event!
I recently lost almost 50lbs and went from a size 14 down to a 10. I ordered the 8 because it was the last one and I just HAD to try this dress out (I've been stalking it for a couple of months). The 8 fit me like a glove, although after all of the food and drinks (this was a holiday Christmas party), I did feel it was slightly snug. I didn't care though, I felt like a million bucks! I am 5'4 and have a full sized rear end, the length was perfect for me. I did wear a body slimming undergarment just to help :) I WILL rent again and will go smaller because by then I will lose even more weight. LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress, I don't want to send it back tomorrow. Be warned that pain is beauty, at the end of the night the backside of my underarms were a little raw from the sequins.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 27, 2013
GREAT dress!
I wore this dress for a Christmas Party and it was a beauty! I'm short so I would've preferred it a little shorter but you can adjust it to fit a little shorter. Comes in 2 pieces - the nude slip and the the sheer/with gold embellishments on top. Also - the gold is a darker, brown-gold, so yellow-gold accessories won't work with it. Its a little bit of a drapy dress so if you are going for "sexy", it might not fit your taste but is more on the elegant side. I wore spanx with it but only because I have a little pooch in the front that I was concerned about. I wore it with nude peep toes (Sofft Ramona II in Sand patent leather) and it was perfect together. I would absolutely wear this dress again :-)
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
December 29, 2013
it was a beautiful dress!
I loved this dress, but the lining was so short! Everyone loved it, but I was constantly adjusting the slip.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
January 1, 2014
It was a Gatsby themed NYE party! Everyone complimented me. Very flattering and comfortable.
Fits true to size and very comfortable..adjustable can be shorter and Flowy on top or longer by making the empire waist lower. Great length. Great on any skintone
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 100lbs
January 3, 2014
Comfortably sparkly
Loved this dress. The waistline is elastic so it will fit many shapes. It was fun to party in this dress. Not too formal, but not too casual. Overall fantastic!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 5, 2014
Got to wear a unique dress and felt amazing in it!
Fabulous dress! Received lots of compliments. The slip did not hang lower than the hem for me, but the top of the slip kept showing at the neckline. The sequins were coming off in a couple of places on the back of the dress, but wore it anyway. Doubt anybody noticed. I did let RTR know. I found this ran very TTS. 32D-26-36. Would definitely rent again.
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