August 17, 2014
Even received compliments from strangers on the street!
This was my second RTR experience, and I couldn't be more pleased. I wanted a long, flowy dress for a friend's wedding because I injured my knee and didn't want my huge knee brace to be a distraction. This dress was my first choice because of the gorgeous color and the full coverage top. I'll admit that I was skeptical about the cut-outs and even got a back-up dress just in case the cutouts looked awful on me. Once I tried it on, however, I was pleasantly surprised! I found that I could adjust the size of the cutouts by adjusting the height of the skirt on my waist, so I just picked a spot that I thought looked best and tried to stick with it for the night. I could have used maybe a 1/2" more room around the rib cage (though I think the 12R would have been too big everywhere else - the size was not available when I ordered my rental), but the dress wasn't so tight that it was uncomfortable or unflattering, even when sitting (see second picture). I could not wear a bra because the width of the fabric under the arm was not wide enough to cover the band of any bra I had packed; however, the fabric over the bust is pretty thick, and pasties were sufficient. Due to my knee injury, I wore flats and the dress just skimmed the ground.
There's something to be said for wearing well-made dresses - I received compliments all night, even from multiple strangers on the street! I felt great, looked great, and would absolutely rent this dress again.