Vera Wang

What a Feeling Gown

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Stylist Notes

Be the talk of the party when you walk in wearing this Vera Wang open back cut out gown. A bold style for you to strut your stuff in. Stack on the bling with Rodrigo Otazu's Insanely Chic Crystal Cuff, Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Ring, and Badgley Mischka's Crystal Envy Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch at waist
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple silk chiffon eyelet. Strapless bustier neckline. Cut-out back with elastic. Tie at front waist. Front pockets. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

5 reviews
True to Size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 21, 2013
Rented it but did not wear
This dress looks amazing on the model, on me however I looked frumpy. The back ties together in the butt area making your asset look bigger and not in a good way. Also, my chest was popping out of this. Color was beautiful but I didn't like the shape of the dress one bit. I had rented it for a wedding but thought that aside from the cut, it was not appropriate to show that much skin.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
Overall fit:
Rented for:
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
October 15, 2012
not super flattering in the hips
Size worn:
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True to Size
Rented for:
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
September 27, 2012
It actually messed up my night
Didn't like it because pf the pockets but it made me look like i had wings on my hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
July 25, 2012
Not meant for short women
I rented this dress as a backup for a wedding I was attending. The dress color is gorgeous! The top fit my 34D chest very well. However, I am short and the open back dress went down too far. I would not recommend this dress for anyone shorter than 5'3 as the back is just too open. The dress did show a little wear on it. Material is flowy and beautiful. If I was taller I would have definitively worn it.
Size worn:
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 4, 2012
The deep purple/blue of the dress made me feel like royalty, and I received compliments on the style and color all night from my friends. It moves beautiful when you dance too! :-)
Vera Wang dresses are dreamy, and the fit and fabric quality of this dress in particular are testament to that. Loved the pockets, and the fact that you could adjust the drape in the back to be conservative or very provocative. I go to a Christian school and they had to approve the dress so the back and the slit in front made me wonder if it would pass inspection, but the dress is so classy and elegant it was never an issue.
RTRMay 9, 2012
Hi Hunter, this dress is 58'' from shoulder to hem so you should wear at least a 2" heel!
hunterMay 9, 2012
I am wearing the same dress I am only 5'5 though did you have to wear heels?
MonicaMay 21, 2012
if you had a date, what would he or did he wear for a vest color?
RTRMay 22, 2012
Hi Monica, we recommend that your date wear silver or all black to coordinate with this style.
nicoleMay 29, 2012
do you think that this would be appropriate for a summer wedding at night near the beach (but not black tie)?
RTRJune 4, 2012
Hi Nicole, this is a great beach wedding dress! It has an open back so we recommend keeping the rest of your look simple!
AuroraJune 25, 2012
Hi RTR, do you think this dress will look good on a 42 years young for a formal wedding?
RTRJune 27, 2012
Hi Aurora, this style is more beach/prom appropriate than black tie. We recommend dressing it up with crystal accessories if you go it!
DeloresJune 28, 2012
I am very sad, this gown will be waay to small for me and too long!!! BUT I LOVE IT
DeannaJuly 4, 2012
Hello, I'd love to wear this dress to a wedding in August, I have 34DD & I am 5'2 size 4, would you recommend it for me?
KelseyJuly 9, 2012
RTR, if I wanted to add a fun colored necklace instead of crystal what would you recommend?
RTRJuly 10, 2012
Hi Deanna, this dress cannot be worn with a standard bra but if you feel comfortable with that it can work for you in at least a 3" heel. Kelsey, try the KATE SPADE NEW YORK ACCESSORIES Solarium Bib Necklace or the KENNETH JAY LANE Renaissance Statement Necklace to add a bit of contrast!
KatelynAugust 20, 2012
Would you consider this to be a semi-formal dress?
RTRAugust 29, 2012
Hi Katelyn! Yes, I would absolutely consider this a semi-formal dress!
ElyseSeptember 23, 2012
It looks like the smallest size in this dress is a 2. I usually wear a 0 in normal clothes. I'm 5'5", 105 lbs, and a 32B. Do you think a 2 in this dress will fit me? I know sometimes you need to size up for a formal dress anyway, so it might be fine, but I'm not sure...
emmyOctober 12, 2012
I saw this dress and thought it was gorgeous, the only problem is i have nowhere to wear it. Do you think it would be dressy enough for prom?
RTR CustomerMarch 12, 2013
Sally, I am worried that the back side is going to look too big? Did you think that it was a little baggy or anything? I am pretty much your body type.
SallyMarch 12, 2013
The dress fits beautifully in the back - you can adjust the drape so that it hangs low and reveals a lot, or you can draw it up so that there is almost no skin showing. Either way the fabric flows over your figure and doesn't make you look bigger or anything.
AriannaMarch 24, 2013
If only I could rent this dress for prom!!!
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