December 7, 2015
This was my first experience with Rent the Runway, and it was perfect for my work holiday party!
To echo other reviewers, I wanted to first be very clear that the dress is black and gold, not a greenish tone like the picture implies. That being said, all of my pictures wound up looking more on the side of green than black. I ordered the 10, with an 8 as the backup size for my work holiday party. The 12 was not available, otherwise I would have followed the sizing notes saying to go a size up for a backup...but I'm glad that it wasn't available and I sized down! After trying on the 8 and 10, I opted for the 8 as I like the fitted look around my rib cage and waist. This did make it a little more snug on the chest than I would usually wear, but I'm larger chested. On a related note, I greatly appreciated the bra strap stays in the dress straps...definitely wide enough to wear a regular bra, but it's a great reassurance knowing my straps won't pop out. Lastly, the leggy model in the picture is not indicative of the length...if you're wanting a shorter dress, this isn't it. But if you're looking for something work or family appropriate, this will definitely fit the bill.