Reality Versus Dream Dress

$194 to buy
$485 retail
Stylist Notes

This baroque- inspired dress by Tibi is print perfect! A conversation-starter cocktail choice! Pair with kate spade new york accessories’ Grey Swirl Triple Row Necklace for a bold finishing touch.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'8" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'8" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Blue and Black Abstract print Silk Twill (100% Silk) Sleeveless. Crew neck. Full pleated skirt with pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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126 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(109)
Small
(10)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
November 4, 2013
Wore another dress...
I chose this dress because I had two overlapping events. I had a casual banquet and was cohosting an engagement party on the same night. Thought this dress would be great for both parties. I am usually a solid 10, so I selected the 10 and the 12 as my backup. I also selected another dress just in case. I'm glad I did. THe 10 ran small and where as the 12 fit, it was not in the lease bit flattering. I am a bit hippy and this dress really accentuated that flaw. The material is thick and the pattern just draws your eye to the middle. I would recommend this dress for someone who is not so full figured and who doesn't have a lot of curves.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
November 11, 2013
I wore this to two fundraisers in one weekend, and have never received so many compliments!
I felt like I was wearing a piece of art! The dress is flattering, and fit very true to size.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Body type: Pear
November 24, 2013
A very original showstopper
Fit is pretty true to size. I would recommend going down a size for those who are thinner in the top because it's loose on the bottom. The shape is great and very flattering. Overall great fit, comfortable, and nice material and coloring.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 25, 2013
This dress is absolutely stunning! It was so flattering and everyone loved it.
I felt like I should have size down instead of up. The 4 fit fine but I'm sure a 2 would have worked as well, the 6 was WAY to large, and I have worn other 6's before. The dress is more of a royal blue then this picture portrays in the top part of the dress which made it not as "summery" as I thought it would be. Other then those two things it is a wonderful dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 27, 2013
Fun, bright color
I wore this dress for a birthday dinner out in Miami - the blue is more of a royal than the lighter shade it looks like in the model picture. The material also has a little sheen. The dress was comfortable and a lot of fun to wear - length was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119lbs
December 9, 2013
Alice in Wonderful-land
Such a great dress. Everyone from my future mother-in-law to my girlfriends complimented me on this dress. I felt so pretty and girly in this dress. It is absolutely perfect for weddings, family events, etc. Material is not heavy but thick and good quality. The colors were bright and not faded. FINALLY a zipper that didn't get stuck! Definitely happy with this one!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 9, 2013
Style in Wonderland!
I fell in love with the dress on sight. The fit is fantastic and true to size for me (smaller on top with hips and a butt) because of the a-line design; I wore the 8. The vibrant blues and contrasting black and white pattern receive quite the praise. I was pleasantly surprised to find the front zips down to *just* the right spot to be sexy and not trashy. I only wish the dress had pockets.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 18, 2013
Unique, perfect party dress
This dress was FANTASTIC. The skirt has a very nice flair to it, really giving it a party feel. The colors are bright and really pop at holiday parties where everyone else is wearing red and green. my only dislike is the arm holes dip open rather large in front--showing off the dreaded arm pit-breast space that is not very flattering on many people. for this reason alone I sized up--the six fit perfectly EXCEPT that the arm opening was too wide on the front of the dress. The size 8 was a bit bigger but the armholes were not as showing in the front because there was more fabric. Lovely, lovely dress that I will definitely rent again for another holiday affair.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 20, 2013
This dress is really flattering and easy to wear.
Are you skinny everywhere but your hips? I am. This dress is a perfect cut for that type of figure since it has an a-line cut. The color is beautiful and interesting. I wore it to a winter wedding and thought it was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 23, 2013
Perfect dress, perfect night
Dress is very true to size and I had absolutely no issues with it. Wanted a dress with my law school colors - blue and white - and thought this was a decent choice. Apparently everyone thought it was amazing! I got so many compliments I wasn't even expecting! I think the classy pattern really makes the dress...
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
January 1, 2014
Fun, unusual print and great color!
Very cute print and color and high quality fabric made this a fun party dress for NYE. It does run small in the ribcage and bust so I wore the 6...and I needed it for the length anyway. I will say the cut of the arm holes is not the most flattering, but I don't think it's something other people notice, just the one wearing it!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
January 15, 2014
Such a beautiful print and great silhouette
A gorgeous dress-- I should've gone with my usual size, but the dress was so beautiful I'm tempted to just buy it, I loved it so much.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 17, 2014
Perfect for NYE!
This dress is amazing! Definitely my favorite rental by far. If you are like me and have a small chest and wider hips, this dress will absolutely flatter your waist. The dress is made out of a stretchy material, and I considered going down to the 4 that was delivered but ended up going with the 6 so I could dance on New Year's Eve. The dress does have a front zipper at the bust that does not show in the photo that makes it zip up to be more modest or zip down for more skin. Like other commenters, I agree the blue is more of a deep, royal blue. If I believed in repeats I would rent again. Great dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
January 21, 2014
Loved the zip-front detail
I wore this for my SIL's baby shower and got tons of compliments. Great quality material and fabulous, vibrant colors. My fave feature was the half-zipper on the front that made it easy to be conservative or a little more sassy with the neckline. I would also call it generally true-to-size –– I normally wear a 4, but ended up having to do the 6 because I'm 10 weeks pregnant and the 4 was a tinnnyyy bit tight in the belly :) Highly recommended dress!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 23, 2014
Unique Dress!
I wore this dress to a winter wedding and got two compliments! The fit was true to size but a tad bit long for a short girl, like myself. I loved the zipper on the front.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
January 30, 2014
This Tibi dress fit great and it was the perfect dress for my husband's work party.
The dress is amazing. The fabric and print are absolutely gorgeous. The bust was a little snug (I wear a 34 C)- might not work if you are larger than a C. The length is perfect and the blue is brighter than it looks in photos. I am typically a 4 or 6- the 4 fit great! Can't go wrong with this one.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
February 17, 2014
So many compliments!
I wore this to a cocktail party and received many compliments and inquiries as to where I'd found it! It is seriously a unique dress. The photo above doesn't do the color justice– it is a rich royal blue. I was apprehensive because my backup size was unavailable, but the 10 turned out to be perfect. It isn't a very stretchy material, so definitely choose your backup carefully. My only complaint is that the clasp of my bra caused a visible bulge in the back of the dress, but that can't be helped. (Also I never found the pockets? Might be a lapse of attention on my part.) The front-zip neckline is very flattering and definitely one of my favorite details.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
February 24, 2014
Beautiful print and color!!
I wore this dress to my wedding shower and got so many compliments. It was very comfortable but there is not much give to the bodice. Like the other reviewers mentioned, the blue is more of a royal blue. There is also a slight sheen to the fabric. I ended up wearing a silk shirt underneath and it still fit perfectly. There is also a zipper at the neckline which I chose to unzip. This is an absolutely beautiful dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
March 1, 2014
This dress was a classic made fun with a crazy print! Very comfortable and so pretty on
Wore with black patent leather louboutins and leather tassel earrings!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 7, 2014
Classic shape, modern print.
I loved the nipped in waist and fuller skirt, very forgiving material. And the neckline has an optional zipper that you can pull down for a sexier look. Got so many compliments! The size 2 was just perfect, I wouldn't have wanted it any smaller.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 10, 2014
Amazingly different!
This dress is the perfect alternative to an LBD. It's got some funk, but not so much that you couldn't wear it to a formal affair. I loved the fit! It was incredibly comfortable! I went with the size 2 for a more fitted look up top, since I have a smaller cup size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 134lbs
March 13, 2014
Fun dress, flattering fit and many compliments!
I wore this dress to a rehearsal dinner. It was appropriate for the church part of the night when worn with a black blazer over it. The dress is darker blue on top as others have mentioned, which I was happy about. The pattern is fun and the fit is true to size and comfortable. Got many compliments on how fun of a dress it was!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
March 16, 2014
Beautiful party dress!
I rented this dress for a March wedding in Texas, and it was perfect! The material is thicker than expected and has no give, so if you are bustier I suggest going up one size as your back up size. It's very fitted at the waist, but roomy and comfortable in the skirt as it flares out with subtle pleats. I enjoyed having such a fun and different dress, and definitely plan on renting it again!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 20, 2014
The dress was perfect for this ocean view wedding in Palas Verde, CA.
I loved the dress and received many compliments! Although most others said the dress was true to size, I ended up wearing the larger size (8) because of my chest size. I am a 34 C and the size 6 did not fit well over my chest.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34B
March 23, 2014
Great dress...comfortable & very stylish!! It was nice to be at an affair with a one of a kind dress
The top part of the dress is more form fitting and the skirt is a pleated flair. I chose to leave the zippered top up as it went best with my jewelry. I love the blue color amongst the black and white and received lots of compliments! The size was a custom-made fit. The length came to the middle of my thigh and was comfortable to dance in. The zipper in the back did not work well at the waist and probably needs to be sewn down a little so it works better up and down. Dress arrived in perfect condition...we will rent the runway again!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 25, 2014
Perfect Party Dress!
I rented this dress for a wedding and absolutely loved the fit! It's hard to tell from the model's picture but it also has a cute zipper detail on the neckline. The 2 was a little too roomy so I opted for the 0, which was a little snug in the breast area but overall fit like a glove. I received tons of compliments and could not have been happier with this dress!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
March 29, 2014
amazing. organized. quality.
when I got the dress the print felt really busy, I didnt notice the print was on the whole skirt even in the back. The skirt was also too long for a shorter frame. So glad for the extra dress size because I ended up going with the smaller size. The fit at the top was amazing! This was my first rental and the process was SO organized and the dress came in a nice box, neatly and cleanly placed! Impeccable service.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
March 30, 2014
Comfortable and Classy
This dress was perfect for an early spring wedding. I always wish dresses were a bit shorter on me, but at 5'2", it's not the dress's fault. :) Tibi dresses always fit like a glove and are comfortable, stylish, and unique enough to stand out without being too outlandish. Their prints are to die for, and I love that I have access to so many Tibi dresses on RTR. I had recently rented a floor-length Nicole Miller for a charity fundraiser gala, and my boyfriend liked this dress much better because he thought it looked more comfortable and "better for dancing." He also thought it was "the best dress [you've] ever worn" and liked it so much he wanted to buy it for me. Definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
March 30, 2014
My Favorite Dress to Date!
The fit was absolutely PERFECT! It contoured to my body flawlessly, and was totally comfortable! I could sit and stand in it without any problems at all! I unzipped the front to make a v-neck because I didn't have a necklace, which I loved because it added a different dimension without adding a different detail. I seriously LOVE this dress!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 2, 2014
Such a unique dress!
Wore this dress for an interview and it was so great! The pattern is really unique and definitely stands out. Also, you can unzip the neck line of the dress to expose more if you wish. Dress fit true to size, it was just a little snug in the chest, but that's it! I would highly recommend it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
April 4, 2014
Received lots of compliments throughout the entire evening! Comfortable and easy to wear.
It was a little snugger than I had hoped on the body/bust area but not so much to where I was uncomfortable. The material is a little on the thicker/stiffer side which is probably why it was a little snug - not a lot of give or flexibility but I was still able to move on the dance floor!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
April 15, 2014
I wore this to a rehearsal dinner at a Yacht Club in Florida- perfect!
This dress was much more fun in person! It flared out which made it very flattering. The blues in it are really vibrant. I loved it! Originally I thought the little zipper in the front might look tacky but it didn't at all and actually looked good a few inches unzipped.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 23, 2014
My sisters loved my dress.
This dress did not hang well on my body. I have a bigger bust which fought the cut of the dress and made me look a bit awkward.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 4, 2014
A picture doesn't do this dress justice...have to see in person.
This dress is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable (once you unzip the neckline). I ordered a size 6 and 8 but the day prior I was informed the size 6 was damages by the previous renter. Rent The Runway was great they sent me the size 8 and three additional dresses (no charge) . This dress was so beautiful I had to make the size 8 work. The armpits were a little low and showed my bra, so I wore a cami under and had no problems. I do wish the dress had pockets but by no means lets that deter you from renting.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 11, 2014
Wonderful and comfortable dress! I got so many compliments!
The blue on the top of the dress is quite a bit darker than shown in the photo, but it still looked great!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 12, 2014
Unique
This was a beautiful dress. I rented it for my sister's rehearsal dinner and it looked amazing in the photos because of the bright blue. I'd say it runs a little on the smaller side. It's certainly unique.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 13, 2014
The colors and designs were even better in person than online!
I rented this for my bridal shower and loooooved it! It was actually my backup dress and I ended up liking it much better than the dress I had thought I would go with! The colors and designs were beautiful and the fit was absolutely perfect and the cut was very flattering - I didn't have to skimp on that extra piece of cake bc I was afraid my stomach would stick out haha.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
May 15, 2014
Perfect dress for a spring wedding!
I loved this fun dress! It got a ton of compliments and was very flattering! I wish I could've kept it forever!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 17, 2014
Great dress, just wasn't summery enough
I ordered this for a graduation ceremony and ended up wearing my backup dress. This dress fit great, I was worried the 2 would be too big but it fit quite well. It was a 100 degree day and this dress is pretty thick/heavy and the color/pattern is not very summery so I didn't wear it but the dress overall is great. As others have said, the blue is much darker/richer in person than in the model's photo.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 19, 2014
Never made it to my house
Unfortunately due to weather this shipment never came, but RTR was quick to refund me and I used the credit for another rental.
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