Grand Entrance Gown

$232 to buy
$1495 retail
Stylist Notes

Be red carpet ready in this statuesque Vera Wang gown. A stunning style that you will make you feel you are on top of the world!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very fitted - very fitted at hips so curvier women should size up
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'6'' and above).

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, 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 0-10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very fitted - very fitted at hips so curvier women should size up
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'6'' and above).

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Model's height is 5'10''.

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black silk charmeuse(100% silk). Asymmetric neckline. Cap sleeves. Scoop back. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. See size and fit tab for length.

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61 reviews
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(44)
Small
(3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
July 7, 2014
The dress I chose for the event, as well as the company, entertainment and food!!!
I did not wear this dress, which was sent as a substitute for the dress I wanted (which was damaged). This dress is well made, just not for me. I did not fit in the right places and was short (I am 5' 10"). i did not like the fabric as it was too light for my taste.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 15, 2014
You feel like you're wearing a designer dress. It's sumptous
I love this dress. It's amazing and fits beautifully particularly on curvy figures. AMAZING
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
September 25, 2014
A little large
Didn't end up wearing this because the 6L was a little too big -- I was thinking it would be designer sizing, but I was swimming in the ruching around the waist. It's too bad, because the material was absolutely gorgeous, and the rest of the dress was beautiful. I'm an hourglass -- might be good for apples, or those with more of a straight up and down figure.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
November 13, 2014
Great dress, buy my second choice.
Super sexy feeling dress, true to size, kind of loose at the top on my shoulders, very long gown. Did not wear, was my second choice. Shows no forgiveness on curves.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
March 23, 2015
Very simple yet elegant gown that was fitting for the occasion. Extremely comfortable as well!
This was the most comfortable, soft, silky dress and the gathering around the waist was perfect to hide any imperfections or a full belly. I normally wear a size 4 in a dress but was a little bloated this week so the 6 was perfect. Absolutely loved it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 15, 2011
Everything! Truly perfect. So hassle free, only problem was I didn't want to return it!
This was my first time trying rent the runway. I bought this dress in an 6 and a backup 8, but didn't need it. It fit my body perfectly. I am an hourglass figure and it was so elegant. I used it for my first officer's ball with my boyfriend and got endless compliments. I was so happy to make him proud and meet his fellow officer's in style! A true night to remember. Thanks for making me feel like a princess RTR!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 67
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 28, 2011
Amazing!
The most amazing dress I have EVER put on my body. I never wanted to take it off. It fit perfectly in all the rights places. Oh so comfortable, I could have danced all night in it. I suggest wearing chandelier earrings – nothing else. Certain bracelets and purses will snag and/or pull the fabric so be mindful. Also, the description doesn’t tell you this but the dress is black, not dark blue (as it looks in the photo). I will definitely rent this dress again.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
January 16, 2012
Baggy in the hip area
I usually wear a 6, but it was recommended to go up a size for bustier/bigger hipped women. My bust is 32D and I conisder myself extremely curvy. I ordered a 6L and 8L. I only tried on the 6L because it was so baggy in the hips that it made me look bigger and wider. I only recommend renting this dress if you are tall (or plan on wearing tall heels) and if you have very big hips. Thankfully I had ordered a back up dress and it worked perfectly.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
January 21, 2012
Beautiful Gown
I rented this gown for a black tie charity event that I attended with clients. I wanted something that was sophisticated and stunning. This dress fit the bill. The silk fabric feels luxurious on and it drapes beautifully. I waited too long to rent and the 6L was not available so I went with the regular. I probably could have used an extra inch, but given all of the walking we did it worked out fine, hitting just above the tops of my shoes. I did think that the draping of the fabric around the hip may have been a little stretched out from wear, and there were some snags in that area from other renters wearing bracelets, but nothing big enough to impact the overall beauty of the dress. I highly recommend!!
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
January 25, 2012
Simple, elegant, dream to wear
I loved this dress! I'm a 4 in chain stores, but sometimes a 6 in designer dresses. I went with the 6 because the 4 was not available. I wish I had the 4 because the 6 was definitely big, but with the gathers it was still very flattering. The fabric is wonderful and the lining makes it glide beautifully when you walk. Very comfortable as well. It has more gathers than are apparent with this picture. Which is great because it will not show a stomach pooch! At all! Definitely black.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 14, 2012
Standing next to my husband in his tux! We definitely made a GRAND ENTRANCE! Thanks Rent the Runway!
I rented this dress for a black tie event. I'm 5'7 and 140 pounds. I picked the 6L with an 8L as a back up. The 6L fit great. The dress looks more black (when you get it) than a midnight blue (as it does in the picture). Overall, I was very pleased and will be renting again in the near future!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
February 14, 2012
Nice Dress - Worked perfectly!
I rented this dress for a black tie affair in Los Angeles last weekend. I am tall so was worred about length, but I got the 10L and it was long enough with short (1") heels. The fit is nice, the silk has a little "hug" to it, so it fit and moved nicely. Glad I wore a strapless bra as recommended, but wish I'd remembered the fabric tape to keep the sleeves on my shoulders! Overrall a gorgeous dress and nice fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 20, 2012
Love rent the runway! Will for sure use it again and tell all my friends!
My boyfriend and I had a black tie event to attend and he helped me pick this dress out. I love the simplicity and elegance of the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 28, 2012
Gorgeous, well-made, fits perfectly!
The first thing my boyfriend said was, "how much would it cost to keep it forever?" I wore it to a black tie evening fall wedding in Boston. Runs pretty true to size - I am a 6 usually in designer brands and a 4 at places like J Crew. This fit really well and is fitted but also has some give so it is super comfortable to sit down and move around! So gorgeous, I wish I could keep it! Don't be scared by how fitted it looks - the fabric is super high quality and has some give to it.
AnneAugust 16, 2014
Hi Hope! Did you wear heels? If so, how tall were your heels? Thanks!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 2, 2012
gorgeous!
i ended up going with my backup option instead of wearing this dress for several reasons. 1) it was pouring rain and i didn't want to fight the bottom of the dress and puddles. 2) it is mermaid-style and i could only take half steps in it, not good for wedding dancing. 3) it was pretty roomy in the stomach which is going for hiding your "food baby" after gorging on wedding food and cake, but i sorta felt 2 mos pregnant in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 3, 2012
Dress was too big :(
I went with the 10R since on the designer's site, that's what I should have been. I truly believe even an 8R would have been too big though, and I would have gotten that just in case, but they were out of that size for my 2nd size. So I would have been out of luck anyway. The material is kind of trashy and it just hangs...weird. It looks adorable on some of the people in the photos online, though, so it MUST work out for some of you! I probably should have ordered a dress with a shorter length too since I wanted to be lazy and hide some flats underneath, but the dress was waaaaaay too long for that, even at my height.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 13, 2012
I felt stunning all night. This dress should be called Grand Elegance.
Had to steam the wrinkles out of it, but the length was perfect with 4 1/2" heels. The dress tended to turn on me, so I recommend some double-sided tape to keep it in place. Other than that, the fit runs very true to size, and the draping is placed in all the right places (in case you are trying to hide anything). Fabric gives just enough to accommodate and showcase curves. All in all, I couldn't have been prouder to spend my evening in this beautiful gown. I love it, and will definitely utilize RTR in the future.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 128lbs
October 21, 2012
I thought this dress was great..!!!I felt confident and beautiful in it!
I thought this dress had a great fit. It hid my trouble area..my stomach! I wore a 95' inch heal with it and it was perfect. The dress has a touch of lycra in it do it was able to stretch with my body. I would order it again
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
November 11, 2012
a bit snug everywhere and hard to move in
material is beautiful and luxurious and the arms wouldn't stay in place.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 12, 2012
Elegant and classy - fits great curves
I rented this as a back up - although i did not wear it, I really loved this dress. It was my original choice up until 5 minutes before the event ( my boyfriend liked the other color...it was such a hard decision to make!!) I'm curvy, thin waist with 36DD and size 10/curvy butt/hips. It's always hard to find dresses that accentuate my waist and curves the right way: this dress did JUST that! drapes perfectly, a little movement so hugs when necessary the right places (always wear spanx). Great GREAT dress!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
December 16, 2012
LOVED this dress!
I wore this as Mother of the Groom and I loved the dress and got tons of compliments. I had ordered the 4R and the 4L and tried the R on first. It felt and looked great so I never even tried the L which I sort of regret now. At different times throughout the night I felt my dress should be a little longer. But the dress is fabulous!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
December 21, 2012
Classy
Beautifull, slimming fit and drape. Did tend to stretch as the evening progressed.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 72
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 14, 2011
Vera Wang Grand Entrance
I am only 5"1. the dress was perfect with heels. Just skimming the floor. Loved the fit and look.
ThereseSeptember 13, 2012
Hi Mary...How high were the heels you wore?
RTR CustomerSeptember 19, 2012
Hi Therese! I would suggest getting the size regular dress and wearing 3-4' inch heels!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 29, 2012
Loved how it fit, but the "staticy" bottom would've been too much maintenance all night long.
It was between this dress and the Badgley Mischka "Palais De Louvre" sequin gown for the Air Force holiday ball my husband and I attended. I put pictures of both on Facebook and asked my friends to help me decide and they overwhemingly choose this one, but I decided on the Badgley dress because I felt more comfortable in it. I took this dress to Macy's and tried on LOTS of shapewear to find the perfect combo- ended up with a highwaisted short and my wedding corset with a strapless bra attached to it. I felt goregous in the dress, but I like dresses to skim the ground when I wear them. I'm 5'9", wore 2.75" heels, and the 10L size was about 1" off the floor, which I know isn't much, but I prefer not to see my shoes when standing in a dress. Also, the bottom of the dress is ridiculously staticy/clingy. I tried static guard on my panyhose (didn't put directly on dress cause I didn't want to harm the fabric), dryer sheets, etc and the cling kept coming back. I did not want to put up with that all night long. Plus, I didn't like the large arm holes (see pic) and I'm self conscious about my "big" arms, so the Badgley was the natural choice for my evening. This dress was stunning (with just the right shapewear), but overall I was just more comfortable in the Badgley.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 2, 2013
Stunning
This dress was amazingly stunning. I revived tons of compliments. Its very sexy but in a classy way showing off your curves but is not super tight.. You could wear this to any affair and be the talk of the room. The pictures do it no justice.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
January 22, 2013
This just did not work on me.... the 6 was too tight in the chest and the bottom too loose.
The 8 fit in the bust but was way too big on the bottom. I think you need a full bottom for this one for the draping to work. I was disappointed as this is such a nice gown. Be also aware that the fabric is very thin -- like a satin.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
February 10, 2013
The dress gave me confidence.
I rented the 4 & 6 R. the 4 fit better up top,but was a little snug in hips it was a little shorter than what I wanted. the 6 had the lenght I wanted but the top 1 shoulder was loose would slide down a little. I loved the material& I thought The dress looked a lot nicer than the ones at the event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
February 18, 2013
This was very short.
The dress is nice but REALLY SHORT. I have small shoulders and I'm hippy and it fit everywhere else perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
March 15, 2013
Movie star-esque!
The silhouette on this dress is stunning. The fabric was also incredible to touch. Unfortunately -- and I can't believe I'm going to say this -- but I wish the dress was a little bit more fitted overall. The little sleeves wouldn't stay up on my shoulders and some of the ruching just wouldn't stay in the right place.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 8, 2013
Fit like a glove and a little stretchy so it was super comfortable. I was overall super please.
The length was great before I put my heels on. This dress got a little short on me once I put on heels. But overall I loved it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 30, 2013
I have an hourglass figure and can be self-conscious of my hips. This dress made me feel amazing :)
The dress can be short - I'm 5'7'' and wore 4'' heels. I used the 4L and it fell to the floor perfectly. Just barely showed my toes. The design across the front is very flattering to your stomach and chest. The fabric is a really beauty silk. The price was totally worth it. I went to a military ball and by far had the most beautiful dress. I regret not having a full-length picture.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
October 17, 2013
Everybody loved the dress. It is simple but very chic. I love the shine and the fabric!
The dress runs a bit larger than the actual size but it makes it comfortable to wear. When ordering you should consider ordering a size down (as the extra dress they send you). The length was perfect. The right strap/sleeve fell a few times but it was not too painful to deal with. It only happened when I was dancing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 18, 2013
Elegant, understated, and classic.
This was actually my back up to the back up dress, as two of the dresses I had originally ordered were damaged. However, Chelsea with RTR was FABULOUS and suggested this dress as a back up. Thankfully, I took her advice and was actually happier with this dress than my original selection. The dress is beautiful! Fit like a glove. It is definitely form fitting, so not a dress to rent if you are planning to dance. The length is a bit shorter than I had expected from a OL. I wear a 32D and still had room in the bust area, which was wonderful! The right sleeve kept falling down, but still worth the rental!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 4, 2014
Gorgeous
I chose this dress as a back up after my original choice was damaged and although it wasn't what I wanted, I loved it none the less. This dress was simple yet elegant and perfect for a New Years Eve wedding. It was comfortable enough to wear all night & the 6L was the perfect length for my 5'4" self to wear with 3" heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 28, 2014
Amazing silk fabric, elegant
RTR sent me this dress as an emergency backup when my first choice dress was not returned. I LOVED the fabric and draping in this dress, but unfortunately the 6R was MUCH too short. I am 5'6" and even with my shortest heels this dress showed the tops of my feet. I was worried about the fabric not having any stretch because I have a small waist and thick legs and bum, but the size 6 fit me perfectly. I would definitely recommend 5'6" and taller women order a L in their normal size! Beautiful dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
March 9, 2014
Lovely dress, just not what I was looking for
I did not wear this dress but rather tried it in place of an initial order that was ultimately not available. This dress was different thanks to the asymmetric neck line and capped sleeves - the fabric is great - lightweight, soft but very clingy. While it is slightly mermaid style, I don't think it would have been difficult to dance in at all. Because I am petite I probably would have been pulling the sleeves up a bit as they definitely wouldn't stay up on their own without some double sided tape.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 3, 2014
Nice fabric. Ok cut. Looks a little like the mother of the bride.
Sent to me as a replacement for something I ordered that was not available. This wasn't flattering and fit oddly over the shoulders. I have a muscular upper body, this was loose on the shoulders and unflattering about the bust. It made me look wider in the hips than I actually am. Would not suggest this dress.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 19, 2014
Wonderful! Fits like a glove!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
April 9, 2015
Everyone complimented me! Very comfortable!
Amazing dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 21, 2015
I am a size 4 but only the 6P was available. It fit on the hips but it was too short.
Too short
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