Rent the Runway: Bridesmaid Dresses

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m very petite and just rented a dress for a wedding with RTR. I usually have to get all my bridesmaids dresses altered (taking it in and hem). But that’s because bridesmaids dresses are ordered to your biggest measurement (for me, the chest) and then everything else is altered to fit. Honestly they are made not to fit so it costs $$ to alter (more money for the bridal shops). But if I buy a dress of the rack, I almost never need to get it altered. that’s because a size 0 dress at a dept store is actually a size 0. It is made to fit my waist, my chest and for someone my height. The RTR dresses wouldnt need to be altered. And honestly, if you have 2 sizes to choose from you should be ok. when I rented a dress all they had was a 0 and a 4. Normally I would picked 2 as my backup size but they were out of stock. the 0 was tight but the 4 was falling off so I made due with the 0. Its only for a few hours so your girls should be fine even if it doesn’t fit perfectly. 

Post # 4
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hidden Acres

Definitely wondering how this worked out…I’d love to see the dresses you chose too! 🙂

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