Tracy Reese

Bardot Bow Dress

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$448 retail

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Stylist Notes

Look red carpet ready by wearing this breath taking Tracy Reese over sized bow shoulder dress. Go with accessories like the House of Harlow 1960's Gold Textured Cuff and Kate Spade's Flicker Gold Monette Clutch.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust; fuller busted women should consider sizing up for backup
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; fabric allows for comfortable room though consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips; curvier women should consider sizing up for backup
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Product Details

Black silk taffeta(70% polyester, 30% cotton). One shoulder sweetheart neckline with over sized bow detail. Ruched bodice. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 36'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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331 reviews
Fit
Large
(47)
True to Size
(239)
Small
(38)
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114lbs
December 5, 2014
So fun and cute! Great fit!
Loved the boning that really showed off my waist. The bow was so cute! Perfect for cocktail party and dinner.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
December 12, 2014
It is a stunning dress without going overboard!
Perfect dress for a cocktail party! Definitely runs big so get a size smaller than you think! Also would have looked better with a larger bust :)
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 20, 2014
Loved this dress! It was comfortable and great at hiding the mid section.
no spanx required. I got a ton of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
January 4, 2015
Might be in between sizes
I am sometimes a 4, sometimes a 6 in dresses, and in this one I would've taken a 5 if it existed. The 4 was a little too tight around the rib cage, although it zipped up, so I wore the 6. However, the 6 was a little big in the top. I ended up using fashion tape to make sure the strapless side didn't droop down and show the top of my bra. If you're bustier than me, def go for the dress. If you're not, just be aware you might need some tape. Fabric was a little bit shiny and didn't feel very expensive, but the style looked great. I don't think I'll rent this dress again, but it was a nice formal dress. Def looks better without tights, but it was so cold here in Chicago for NYE!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
February 22, 2015
Little black dress with an extra little something!
The bow on this dress takes it to the next level! The material is a bit heavy but the crisscross in the way the material lies is extremely flattering. I did use double sided tape to keep the bow from moving, the strap was a little large on me. Loved it, and loved how I felt in it!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 6, 2015
Perfect little black dress.
Received many compliments - ended up purchasing it after renting. Runs tight across the bust.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
December 21, 2014
Great night celebrating the holidays with friends!
Great dress! Fit well! I would recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
November 30, 2014
The return was seamless and I'm looking forward to using my credit
Did not end up wearing this. The gathering in the material made me look several sizes bigger. Not flattering at all for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
August 3, 2012
Didn't work out for me
This dress looked really cute on everyone else in the reviews but it didn't quite work out for me. First of all, I just had a baby 4 weeks before, so I definitely had some extra bulge I was looking to hide and I was hoping the rouging on this dress would do the trick. I ordered the largest size this dress is offered (12). Although it zipped up, it was too tight around the waist and therefore kept riding up. If a 14 was available, I think that would have worked out. Oh well. The only problem I'd tack on this company is that the pleats in the boob area weren't freshly pressed... the extra fabric puffed out and looked stupid. So even if it wound up fitting, it wasn't going to work for me. PS, aside from the puffiness of the fabric around the bust, the actual dress fit fine around the bust... but keep in mind, I'm breast feeding so my boobs are even larger than normal. So unless you're busty, I'd say it runs large in the boob area :-)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
August 12, 2012
This dress is fierce...
...according to my friend and she is 100% right. I'm not usually into LBDs because they're usually so generic OR one shoulder dresses because they can be too trendy, but this dress manages to stand out from the crowd in all the right ways and I'm so glad I picked it to wear to the city wedding of two good college friends. I have an hourglass shape and it definitely hugged my curves in all the right ways. The fabric is stiffer and ruched so its very forgiving. I went for understated accessories so the dress could have its moment, and so my outfit didn't look like it was wearing me. I would definitely recommend this dress to anyone on the fence about renting it!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
August 14, 2012
Fun LBD
This dress runs a little large. I am normally a size 4-6, and the size 4 was a little big on me. The fit was weird in the chest area as well, I am a 34DD and the top part gaped open (double-sided tape fixed the problem), but if I can't fill out the top.....well that's saying something. The bow is also extremely deflated and limp upon arrival. Clear spray starch could stiffen it up and make it stand a bit better. That being said, it's a fun take on LBD and I received compliments all night. The rouching adds some texture/detail, and I could comfortably wear a strapless bra underneath without it showing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 27, 2012
not a winner
I rented this for a wedding but did not wear, the 8 through the hips fit but then was too big through the bust. I would have had to alter to wear.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 8, 2012
I felt so sophisticated and classy in this dress!
I wore this dress for a rehersal dinner. The size 0 fit perfectly throughout my body, but was a little tight across my chest. I ordered a size 2 as well, but that was too big around my waist area and made me look wide and took away from my figure. I recommend ordering a side down from what you normally wear because if it is too big, will look unflattering, as did the size 2 on myself. The only downside to this dress was that it didn't have any stretch so sitting and getting in and out of the car was a little challenging. However, the dress was great quality and truly stunning! I received many compliments throughout the evening and would love to wear this again!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
October 12, 2012
Runs large, but very cute.
The ruching is bulky. I normally wear a 4, but should have gotten a 2. The 4 was loose (but still doable) and the ruching added to it feeling too big. The bow was adorable, and the dress was really comfortable! I got lots of compliments, despite feeling like it wasn't quite right. Size down!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 152lbs
October 23, 2012
I've never felt more beautiful! :)
Being so tall, it's always hard to find cocktail/short dresses that don't look too scandalous... Pros: I wore black tights, and always hate how I have to hike them up to my boobs, just so I don't have some sort of "muffin" top over the elastic, so the ruching/gathering in the dress hid this very well. Very slimming, despite having to go with the 10 vs. 8. When you slip on this dress... confidence, sexiness, sophistication all comes with it! Wearing the dress, I felt like all eyes were on me... maybe because I was 6'3" with heels on [ha ha], but nevertheless, I felt gorgeous and amazing in this dress! Cons: The boning was poking out on the left side of the dress, and kept sticking into my side. The 8 wasn't available to rent when I placed the order, so I went with the size 10. Can't complain, because I'm so HAPPY I was able to wear this dress to the wedding. IF the 8 was available, that would have been my 1st choice. Overall: Where was RTR when I was in high school and college? You all are amazing! Received my order on time, felt like a celebrity with the way you made me feel special [garment bag, hang tag directions, sticky straps/tape included], and especially loved the reminders of when to have the dress returned by. I can't wait to use RTR again!!:)
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
November 14, 2012
Loved the dress, wanted to keep it!
I wore this dress to a black tie event, it runs slightly large, I was able to make it work though. I received many compliments throughout the night. I would definitely rent this dress again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 14, 2012
This is a fun, pretty dress that is easy to wear for something formal.
This dress was too big for me overall. Even though it has a shoulder, it kept slipping down around my chest and I wish it had come a size smaller, because it is very pretty in person.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 118lbs
December 17, 2012
Office Party Hit!
I wore this dress for an office Christmas party. I think it was a great choice for the event, and I really enjoyed my first Rent The Runway experience. I would order your back up dress in a size smaller. I normally wear a 2, and I was concerned that I should have ordered a back up 4, but I ended up wearing my back up size zero in this dress. Also, I have a larger bust and it fit into the dress fine. The only things I noticed about the dress that I didn't like was that it was not very fitted in the waist, and the top had a tendency to turn, needing an occasional adjustment. Overall, I would recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 14, 2013
Great for Formal Occasions!
Rented two dresses, one to wear on NYE and one to wear the night before to a wedding. This dress was just a little too boring to wear for NYE. I added a black belt as there was no shape to the dress on its own. It really needs a jeweled belt. Only the size 4 was available, so I was unable to get another size smaller. The 4 was just too big. I had to tape the top to my chest so it wouldn't slide down. I really needed a 2. The dress was made of fabric that felt expensive and the bow added a cute detail.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 16, 2013
Sexy Little Black Dress
I rented a 0 and a 2 and the zero fit perfectly, alhough I'm usually always a 2, so I think this dress definitely runs slightly large, but the way it fits could sort of "mask" if the dress was a little too snug or too loose. Great material - fit was amazing and hid my belly after I ate appetizers for 4 hours straight at the party!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
February 15, 2013
Too much fabric
Maybe it's because I'm short, but this dress looked like a black potato sack on me. I was very excited to try it, but I think because it was so big the fabric did not look elegant on me. I would definitely recommend sizing down.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 29, 2013
Couldn't wear the dress too big
I couldn't wear the dress it runs so big I'm normally a six and the four was too big
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 5, 2013
Extra material in the waist
I guess I'm a bit thinner than I thought. I ordered the 2 and the 4 and should have gotten a 0. I could've worn the 2, but it looked big, and kinda pooched out in the mid section like i was pregnant. It's a fine dress, I just got the wrong size :(
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 15, 2013
Meant for pear-shaped girls
I rented this dress and didn't even wear it. It's definitely meant for curvier girls, as the bottom part is much wider. This model picture definitely doesn't accurately depict it. It's a very pretty dress and definitely good for formal occasions, but I don't have hips so I didn't fill this out, and it just looked bunchy on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 19, 2013
lbd with texture
great little black dress with some texture. the texture makes the dress more forgiving; however, the dress does run a little large. i typically wear a 0 and an 0 in this dress was just slightly loose. the neckline is very flattering and having one shoulder strap was great because i didn't spend the whole night pulling the dress up.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
July 16, 2013
WARNING: Runs extremely large
I am a size 0 and somehow RTR also included a size 2 to my order. Size 0 was HUGE. I was swimming in the dress. It did not look flattering at all. I could have gotten away with wearing a belt however, I did not have one that looked right. Returned right away!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
September 3, 2013
I did not end up wearing this dress.
I am right at 5'0 and this dress was a little long on me. The top bow was also a little heavy and kept falling down. I rented a 4.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
November 10, 2013
The minute I put on this Tracy Reese dress, I knew it was perfect! Fit like a GLOVE. Also, SO comfy!
I work at Sony Music Nashville and it was CMA week. Many formal events, including out huge (600+) Sony party with many artists. A great dress is a MUST! I got the dress in the mail right on time (2 days before the party). I typically wear between a 2-6, depending on the brand, so for this dress I ordered it in a 4 and 6 to be on the safe side. I tried the 4 first, fit like a glove, and never even put on the 6. Because I'm 5'4", the shoulder strap with the bow was a little loose, so I had a friend lightly pin it so it was snug. It stayed all night and the bow hid the pin. All in all, this dress fit great. I would say it runs a bit large compared to most dresses I've worn or purchased before. The dress was comfortable all night long. I only wore a strapless bra with it (no Spanx, etc. needed). Such a great experience. Will rent again!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
December 30, 2013
One of my top three rentals ever
This dress definitely goes in my top three rentals. I will certainly rent it again, loved loved this dress. The 0 fit like a dream even though I'm normally a 2, who doesn't love that? I have a small ribcage, so I'd bet that this dress will fit most girls true-to-size. Also the bottom half is roomy enough to accommodate a modest sized rear. It had a great weight and was so well constructed. I did steam the bow a little when it arrived to get it looking it's best.
FranApril 8, 2014
Where did you get the belt? It's so cute!!
LauraApril 8, 2014
@Fran it's vintage- I found it at the thrift store, and I've just worn and worn it! Lucky find!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
January 8, 2014
Great LBD
I wore this dress for a black tie optional NYE party at the new york athletic club. I was going to order sizes 2 & 4 (I'm 5'4" and 122lbs.. typically i wear a 2/4) but thankfully I ordered a 0 and 2… the dress runs a little big, i ended up wearing the 0, the 2 was just a little too big. the material is thick and dress isn't too short! I think its the perfect dress for a cocktail party or wedding!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 27, 2014
I loved it!
I absolutely loved this dress! It was so easy to dance and sit in! It ran a little large and the shoulder bow was a tad more out-there than it looks in the pictures, but overall the fabric is so neat and I got compliments all night!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
February 20, 2014
Beautiful dress
I generally wear a 4 and sized down to a 2 for this dress based on other comments and was glad I did.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
March 18, 2014
Dress was well made and stood out from the typical LBD
Overall I loved the material of the dress. I ordered the 4 and 6. I should have sized down and gone with the 2 the hip area was a bit big. The dress definitely runs big.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 124lbs
May 4, 2014
First time using this website and will definitely be using it again!
I loved this dress! The fit was very flattering and the bow on the right shoulder made the dress unique. My only "con" would be that I felt like my waist didn't look as defined/small as it could, so I added a belt to bring it in a little more, which actually ended up looking great. It arrived 2 days before it was scheduled to, which gave me time to pick out my shoes and jewelry without feeling like I was rushing to put everything together. It was the perfect dress for the wedding I went to and I would definitely recommend it to other girls.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 10, 2014
Beautiful, unique dress
I rented this dress for a formal wedding. It ran somewhat big as I usually wear a 2-4 and chose to wear the 2. The shoulder of the dress was too big in the 4. The 2 was fitted but comfortable. I received a lot of compliments and was happy with the choice. Definitely worth renting considering the price.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 24, 2014
Feeling ritzy in a fun, yet sophisticated, dress!
I am normally a size 4 due to my 34C bust size, but the 2 fit perfectly with even a little room to spare. The dress was very structured and kept its shape and glam throughout a night of heavy dancing and partying. At the end of the night, I felt just as beautiful as when I first put on the dress. It was the right mix of fun and sophistication -- could be dressed up for a more formal affair or down for something a little less formal. I absolutely loved it, and so did everyone else!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 9, 2014
The bow was such a hit!
Absolutely loved this dress! The bow was perfect and I received compliments all night long! Suggest ordering a size smaller then your usual size!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 25, 2014
AMAZING! Got tons of compliments :)
I had ordered size 2 & 4 and ended up wearing the size 4 but I feel like something in-between those two sizes would have been just perfect. With the 2, I could barely sit so it was not convenient but the size 4 felt a little bit too large in the bust, but was still fitting better than the size 2. The bow on the shoulder is AMAZING and really makes the dress look special. The fabric is also super nice.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 20, 2014
Great dress!
Comfortable little black dress to dance the night away!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 27, 2014
Too Big. Couldn't wear for the event.
Unfortunately, this dress did not work out for the formal wedding I planned to wear it to. It was just too large all around for someone of my size. The waist and hips were too large and did not flatter a petite structure. I could have overlooked the less than perfect fit around the waist and hips but the top didn't work at all. The strap was too long and although I could have pinned this for the night, the cups not sitting right killed the dress. Sadly, I was forced to wear a dress I already owned. Huge bummer!
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