November 28, 2011
After much research, I selected this dress for my first (and only to date) RTR experience. I loved the color, have always found one shoulder necklines flattering, and was excited to try an out-of-the-box dress (I often find myself in a LBD rut, never venturing far from the likes of Shoshanna, BCBG, and Milly).
I wear a size 2 or 4, so I ordered the XS and S. The XS was incredibly short and tight over my hips and derriere but comfortable on top. The fact that the size small was slightly too large on top could've been corrected with double-sided tape, but the incredibly cheap looking, poorly made lining made the dress impossible to wear. The lining was completely visible at the bottom, hanging out, completely visible beyond the silk of the dress. It would've required stitching to hide.
Needless to say, I found myself in a last minute jam, scrambling to find a dress for the wedding. Even worse is that I had a red eye flight that night and thus wasn't able to return the dress in time to get a refund. So $40 gone and no cute outfit.
I recommend renting a designer with whom you're already familiar so you know PRECISELY how the dress will fit and can gauge how high (or, in this case, low) its quality will be.
That said, RTR shipping was excellent and on time. Had the dress fit, I'd be a fan!