allison parris

Grand Celebration Dress

$125 rental
$627 retail
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Stylist Notes

Channel Audrey Hepburn in this stunning tulle gown by allison parris.

Also available in white.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

Black tulle (bodice: 100% silk, skirt: 100% nylon tulle). Strapless. Straight neckline. Full skirt with asymmetric hem. Exposed back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in USA.

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412 reviews
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Large
(6)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
January 19, 2017
We used this dress for a personal branding photo shoot.
Our creative director had a vision and this dress nailed it. It was perfect. It was a 4 hour shoot and I have a big chest I can never wear a strapless dress without pulling and tugging at it every two seconds, not with this dress. Stayed in place the whole time! Fit like a glove. This dress is fun and so versatile, you can do so many things with it. Tons of choices with accessories and shoes, its the perfect black canvas! ENJOY! Side effects may include, feeling powerful, amazing and unstoppable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 16, 2017
My Cinderella Birthday
I wore this flirty number for my birthday night out on the town. I paired it with the Helmut Lang tuxedo blazer to add masculinity to a very feminine dress. Overall, I was happy with the look. Some things to note - I thought the dress ran small. In all my other rentals, I have worn a size zero, or zero petite. This dress, I wore the 2R. The bodice felt fine (I'm a size 32B), but the inner skirt was tight around my hips. It would probably work best on someone who was straight and narrow. Also, I would recommend hanging it up for the night, and steaming it if possible before wearing. The tulle is very wrinkled upon arrival. All in all, it was a fun way to celebrate my birthday.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 5, 2017
Really beautiful for a formal wedding
I loved this dress, and it fit well! I didn't wear a bra with it, since it's a strapless dress and strapless bras never stay up on me. The dress accommodated for this in the afternoon, but after two hours of wedding and cocktails and two hours of dinner and dancing, it had some give and wasn't holding me up as well. It was really beautiful, but I probably wouldn't rent it again without more support built-in.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 24
January 4, 2017
Such a beautiful wedding with beautiful people!
Dress runs really small. It is also somewhat constricting on the top portion of the dress. I had to wear my jacket to dance at the wedding to avoid coming out of it.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 45
January 4, 2017
gorgeous dress - felt like a ballerina princess!
I wore a small, knitted bolero over the dress just for a bit of warmth on a New Year's Eve in Kansas. The tulle is beautiful and very princessy! I felt really wonderful in the dress and would recommend it to anyone!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 26, 2016
pairing it with bright red shoes!
very fitted corset bodice, tight to the ribs. skirt is messy but so much fun!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
December 22, 2016
I am sad this did not work for me.
I am short waisted 5 ft 9 in , 149 lbs, 34 B bra. The size 6 was too small , the size 8 was too big. The back bunched up due to my curvy hips/butt :( and overall made me look frumpy. I think a sheath would be much more flattering for me.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
December 21, 2016
ballerina dress
The dress I wore arrived in perfect condition which was lucky because the extra size I had delivered was in terrible shape and the skirt needed steaming. It was a fun dress for the night!
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 19, 2016
Unique and princess like
I have to admit, when I first tried it on I thought the uneven stitch on the waistline was an error so at first I was upset. Then I went back and looked at the picture of the model and it is meant to be there. Once I let that go, I loved the dress! I was the only one in that style when everyone wore short body-cons or sequins. I got several compliments and felt stunning in the fairytale dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
December 19, 2016
Dress was too small
Could not zip dress
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Age: 39
December 18, 2016
I received so many compliments all night long. I truly felt like a princess in this dress!
The dress definitely runs small so size up at least one size. I am 5'7 and wore 4 inch heels and the regular length was plenty long enough. Make sure you have time to leave the dress hanging overnight and separate the tulle for a fuller and nicer look. Great dress for a formal event!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Weight: 150lbs
December 13, 2016
I felt SO flippin' fancy in this dress! It was fun and fabulous and I felt like a princess!
Fit: I'm 5'2" on a good day, 36D chest, and normally wear a solid size 6 pants. The size 8 I ordered definitely wasn't zipping up past the ladies, so the size 10 it was! It was a little big in the chest, but I used double sided fashion tape to help keep it up. I wish the bodice hadn't bunched up so easily, but I'm short, so ya know, that happens. Overall: Uh, yeah, I LOVED this dress! SO SO MUCH! I got compliments all night on it, including being told it was the right amount of boob. And anybody with big boobs knows how much that means! I paired it with sequined high-top sneakers which kept it from being *too* fancy and more flirty/fun...but with just sneakers on it was a little long at the back; nothing horrible...it may have been a problem if I was up dancing all night, but it was a company holiday party, so just talking/mingling (in which case I gathered the bottom) or sitting to eat. Bonus: You can wear regular underwear and not have to worry about lines! Woo! After a full night of wearing it I suppose the boning in the bodice was a little uncomfortable, but I didn't notice until I was home and done for the evening. I wish I could wear it for every event EVER!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 13, 2016
Runs a bit small
Loved this dress, the top is a bit snug but I was still able to fit in my size.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 12, 2016
Wore this to a formal company Christmas party. Ah-mazing dress!!!
My first RTR rental and other than having a major delay in shipping and finally getting the dress delivered about an hour before the event, this dress was truly worth the near panic attack it caused me. It was exactly what I had expected. I got several compliments throughout the night and didn't want to take it off at the end of the night. Many reviews from others stated that it runs small, so I sized up, however I feel like it ran pretty true to size. Perhaps if you are more busty, this is the case.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
December 12, 2016
So much fun to wear!
I feel it ran true to size. It honestly could have been a little tighter in the bust, I'm a 34E and I kept having to pull it up. Was a little long in the back, I'm 5'0" so it was to be expected, and my heels got caught on the dress a few times but not too much of a bother. Overall great dress, wish I could wear it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
December 10, 2016
Perfection
The fit was great. The dress was comfortable and beautiful. It runs small so order up for the back up size.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
December 10, 2016
I loved this dress! Received many compliments. I felt like a princess!
The reviews said it ran small, so I ordered a 10, when I would normally wear an 8. I thought it was a little too big, should have gone with the 8. It was longer than the picture and more tule, but that is what I loved about it! I didn't want to send it back! It was comfortable and beautiful.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
December 9, 2016
I was told I had the best dress in the room. Everyone loved it!
This dress was so elegant and versatile for me working and attending our Chamber Gala. So lightweight and feeling of a princess and not overdressed. Perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
December 1, 2016
A Must Rent
This dress is truly beautiful. As soon as I put it on, I felt like a princess. Love it!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 21, 2016
This dress made me feel like a princess
Other descriptions said it ran small, so I ordered a size up from what I normally wear. It was a little big, but nothing two bras couldn't fix. I'm small chested, so I'm sure if I was a bit bigger there, it would have fit perfectly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
November 21, 2016
Fancy & fun
Slightly tight. Fun & fancy!
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 205lbs
November 17, 2016
I wore this for my brothers black-tie wedding <3 it was a head-turning win!
It runs kinda small I am usually a 10 - 12 and the 12 fit me pretty snug ... it looked great even with my curves but the top was very tight... the train was long so I would recommend higher heels if possible... it was such a fun dress to wear ..
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 48
November 15, 2016
Tecianna R., a RTR customer service representative! She assured me that Rent The Runway was for me.
After searching and searching online, I decided to CALL Rent The Runway because I needed to be really sure. Tecianna R. "answered" my call. And Like a BOSS BITCH, she made it happen for me. I was the BELL of the ball! Thank you Tecianna R.! Delivery AND Return shipping was exactly what Tecianna said, FREE. OMG. I cant wait the rent another dress.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
November 14, 2016
Perfect dress for black tie affair
Absolutely loved this dress! The top was very fitted, but flattering. Consider sizing up if you are well endowed.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
November 12, 2016
Showstopper! Classy!
I wear a size 2 usually, but had to wear a 6 because I am a D cup, and it is VERY tight up top. However, the right size made this dress amazing.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
November 10, 2016
Made me feel beautiful!! My waist looked slim and the tulle was great.
Read the reviews. It fit tight in the bust but that is good for me because I am small. Be prepared to steam the tulle because it arrives wrinkled. Got tons of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 10, 2016
Too tight.
This dress was really tight, and I'm almost as small as you get.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 48
November 8, 2016
This night was a black-tie wedding and I was so lucky to have found the perfect dress for it!
I was nervous at first to get a size 2, because I have a larger chest (32DD), so I ordered both the 2R and 4R. Yet, when the dresses came I saw that the 2R, while some might find it tight, was perfect for me because it fit very snug and I didn't have to wear a bra with it. It wasn't extremely tight for me at all, but did stay up the whole night. I rarely had to tug it up, like I do with most strapless dresses. I would definitely recommend!! It makes any girl feel like a princess for the night with its beautiful flowing tulle!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
November 7, 2016
Great dress for a fun party!
I would agree with what the others said on the fit - this dress fits perfectly true to size for smaller chested girls like me. I'm a 34B (sometimes on the cusp of an A) and the 4R fit perfectly on top, but the butt area was slightly tight. It didn't bother me. I got the 6R too just in case and it fit a little better in the butt area, but it was too loose at the top. I was a little bit bummed at how crinkly the dress was, I had it in the shower steaming out for a while and it didn't really help much. I definitely got a brand new 6R which looked flawless (the tulle was perfectly straight and flat) so I was a bit bummed I couldn't fit that.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 6, 2016
A winner for a black tie wedding
This dress was gorgeous and I received so many compliments throughout the night. I am glad that I read other reviews and chose a size up, though! The corset was pretty tight.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 149lbs
November 6, 2016
Love this dress!
Wore this to a charity event. I absolutely loved it! It's comfy and light weight! I received so many compliments! It does run small so size up at least 1 maybe 2 sizes.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 2, 2016
Very fun dress!
I wore this as my witch costume for Halloween - I got so many compliments on the dress...It fit great, with some looseness around the chest (I'm a 36 D, so smaller chested girls might want to size down if possible!)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 1, 2016
Pick this dress!!!
This was by far my favorite dress to wear! I am so upset that I didn't get any pictures of the night and that I'm stuck with the photo you see here - many cocktails in at the end of dancing the night away. It just doesn't do it justice. The fit was perfect. The cut of the dress is amazing and hides any bit of flaws - mine being a post-baby belly that just won't go away. I didn't have to wear a bra, which was amazing because having to tug at a strapless all night is the worst. The puffy skirt part was perfect for dancing and while it was a bit tight, it was never uncomfortable. The only thing negative I have to say is that he wire on the side of the corset was poking out at the top and my underarm ended up getting a small cut. However, that would not stop me from wearing this over and over and over again! Do not miss out on this rental!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
October 27, 2016
WOAH SMALL!
If you are not a stick, I would not rent this dress. It is 100% adorable however I am a traditional size 6 and I dont think I would even fit in a 10. RTR was kind enough to refund the money for this rental as it was a backup dress for me when my original dress wasn't shipped on time. However, I was very bummed since I had to wear a casual dress to a wedding since I waited until the last minute to try the dress on. But this is a risk you take. I would recommend always renting two dresses and try it on immediately. I've rented many other times with no issues so I still will again. I believe this dress though needs to be resized.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
October 25, 2016
Order size up if you are D+
Very pretty, would have been fun to wear but the chest was so tight! I managed to zip it up, barely. I normally wear a 4 or 6...shoulda gone with an 8. I'm a 32 F but usually my narrow rib cage allows me to fit in 6's. Def not even close. Order a size or 2 up!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
October 18, 2016
Loved it!
Runs long. Worn with 3+ heel at my height was ok. Beautiful quality. Would rent again
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 15, 2016
I loved the dress! It fit well, it was comfortable, and I felt great in it!
It needed to be steamed before wearing, but didn't steam well with a personal steamer that usually works. The bottom looked a bit wrinkly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 13, 2016
Felt like a movie star !!
Other than returning and having to get a bigger size, I LOVED it!!! I had people tell me I looked like a movie star!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
October 10, 2016
I got compliments the WHOLE night on this gown - I did not want to take it off
The dress was a bit tight, but thats what I look for in a strapless gown. I absolutely love this dress and I really wish I owned it. It is so simple and so flattering (as in I ate a three course dinner and still felt itty bitty in this dress). I cannot recommend it enough. I honestly might rent it again for another event (Photo - I am on the far left).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 10, 2016
Such a fun dress!
Loved wearing this! It is so pretty and comfortable, and fetched many compliments throughout the evening. Who doesn't love a tutu?? Just be sure you have a way of getting it steamed out before you wear it, as it will likely arrive very wrinkled. It does run a bit small, and there is no stretch in the top (may not be a great choice for larger busted ladies) -- maybe consider going up a size.
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