Oscar Please Gown

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$995 retail

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Stylist Notes

This sexy Catherine Malandrino gown is truly red-carpet worthy. A halter neckline and all-over ruffle trim add a feminine touch.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized P,S,M,L. Size P=0; Size S=2,4; Size M=6,8; Size L=10,12.

BUST: Works best for medium bust sizes - halter top is difficult to wear with bra
WAIST: Fitted - smocking at waist allows comfortable room and conceals midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in lower abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - fitted throughout hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long) Regular is for heights 5'6" and below. Long is for heights above 5'6."

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn without a bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
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Product Details

Black silk jersey. Halter neckline with double button closure. Smoking detail at waist. Diagonal ruffle trim on skirt. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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72 reviews
Fit
Large
(8)
True to Size
(59)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 29, 2015
Such an easy transaction
Absolutely stunning dress. Many compliments. Would definitely rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 109lbs
December 29, 2014
It was so easy to rent a dress!
The dress fit like a glove. It was perfect for a formal Christmas party. I did wear four inch heels and it was still a little long. I would definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
February 12, 2015
Very sexy dress. Form fitting and comfortable.
I'm 4'11 and 105 pounds. Got the extra small and wore platform high heels (5 inch boost!) and the hem almost reached the floor. I rocked the hell out of it though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 19, 2012
Great, comfortable formal dress!
This dress fit really well and was super comfortable to wear all night. The length was perfect (ordered a small long fit). However, I had to use fashion tape to make sure the top stayed in place since the neck line is so low cut. Other than that, a fantastic, fun dress! Definitely more fun than your average LBD!
AliFebruary 12, 2013
Kiersten - what sized heel did you wear? I'm also 5'9" - a C-cup an 5 lbs heavier overall...ordered an SL and a MR (no ML available) - I think the SL should work, but not sure what sized heel would work. If you have recommendations, they are most welcome! You look fantastic in the photo!!
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Size worn:
XSL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 17, 2013
Great service
I am 5'7 and normally wear a size 2. I love to wear 3 inch heels so I ordered the long dress to accommodate the heels. I am glad I got the xs because it fit perfectly. I am a 32c and the dress really can be worn without a bra. The low back is very sexy. The material is very nice and held everything in without spanx. It looked great with gold heels and gold pearl Chanel earrings.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 14, 2013
Felt amazing in this dress!!
This was my first RTR experience, and I am beyond thrilled. Love having two sizes to choose from. I went with the XSR because there was less of a chance of a wardrobe malfunction on the top and because the length was shorter so that I could wear flats (as I am recovering from a hip surgery). The fabric was forgiving, and it showed off my curves while still seeming classy and age-appropriate. My husband thought the dress was unbelievable and asked if I could buy it, and I got compliments from women of all ages. It was also extremely comfortable, and I did not feel warm, even on a crowded dance floor. Highly recommend this for someone looking for an elegant, comfortable simple black dress with a little WOW factor.
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Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
November 23, 2013
Didn't end up wearing this one... It was a little too big for me
I think best for the hourglass figure you need curves to fill this dress out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
March 11, 2014
my fiance' kept telling me how beautiful I looked & kept swirling me around =)
this dress is heaven to wear.. soft, skims the lines of your body - definitely not a conservative neckline - you will command every eye in the room. the beading and delicate ruffle on the neckline is perfect. I will definitely rent this beauty again..
Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
August 28, 2012
Fabulous!
This dress was so flattering and so comfortable and I got tons of compliments. I would rent it again!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Hourglass
June 3, 2013
Flawless, easy elegance!
This is one of THE most flattering gowns I've ever worn! It's very forgiving and hugs in all the right places. I'm 5'9" and wore 5" heels with this and the LL was perfect. It doesn't wrinkle, just slip it over your head, add some fun bling and you're ready to go! If you're curvy like me, don't forget the spanx. You can't wear a bra with this, so you should wear either the silicone self stick pads or nip covers. It's crazy easy and you WILL get a ton of compliments! Stretchy jersey so you can walk, sit and dance all night without a care.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
June 3, 2014
This dress is dazzling!
I didn't end up wearing this dress, because my sister and i, RANDOMLY ordered the same dress from RTR. However, this dress is gorgeous and fits like a glove. The halter top is a bit long however, and in both cases, needed to be hemmed up a bit and overlapped to hold everything in place.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
September 1, 2014
Didn't wear the dress because it was too short.
Luckily I ordered two different dresses because this one ran really short even though I ordered the long one. The size was fine but the length was too short even with flats. I wouldn't recommend this dress to anyone over 5'3".
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 23, 2012
Quick and easy return when the dress didn't fit.
Very fitted, too long (being 5'7" even with heels) and didn't accentuate the right areas.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 6, 2010
This dress is absolutely stunning! I wore it to a black tie wedding and felt gorgeous in it all night long. It's a bit shinier material than it looks in the picture, but in a way that makes the dress a bit more formal (not a cheap shine at all). Great for dancing! I am 5'6" and the regular length was perfect in my 31/2 inch heels. I would definitely rent this dress again!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
March 29, 2011
Felt and looked like a starlet! This dress fit perfectly, and it moves very well. I used tape as I have a small bust and needed the straps to stay in place. Loved, loved, loved this dress. I'm 5'2 and wore 4 inch heels and it was maybe a cm off the floor or less.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
September 7, 2011
I didn't end up wearing this dress because I didn't have the right size (I had a SR, and needed a XSR), but the dress was very slimming. My complaints, however, were that 1) the dress was too long (5'3" + 4 inch heels wasn't enough, but not a big deal), 2) the material felt kind of cheap, and 3) the ruffle trim stuck out weirdly, but that may have been because the whole skirt was just too big. If I had had the right size, it might've looked as good as on the model!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
October 15, 2011
Awesome Dress! Hugs the body in all the right places. Wore it with 4 inch heels and it did not touch the floor at all- absolutely perfect length! Needs a little double sided sticky tape to hold the dress in place in the chest area. Would highly reccomend it!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 19, 2011
This dress is way too short. I am 5'6" and it didn't touch the ground. I would have had to wear flats with it so hence didn't wear it. If you are over 5'2" I would order a long.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
October 23, 2011
Best dress EVER! I wore it as a bridesmaid's dress in a wedding where the bride wanted us all in long black dresses. It was such a huge hit and it felt spectacular to wear. I have an athletic but thin build and small boobs and the low neckline was very flattering. I wore low-ish heels so the size small, regular fir perfectly. The detail on the dress is just beautiful and it felt great to be wearing a Catherine Malandrino to a black tie L.A. Wedding for $100!
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
November 22, 2011
BEST DRESS EVER!!!
I love, love, love this dress!!! The only thing bad about it was that I didn't get to keep it forever! I was a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding this weekend and I definitely had the best dress. It fit perfectly, I looked curvy in all the right places, the length was great, the neckline is very flattering on small boobs. Also, the included double sided tape was very helpful. I highly recommend this dress and if I have a black tie event to go to, I would want to rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 13, 2011
Beautiful dress!
Loved this dress! The fit is very flattering - it's a jersey-like fabric that is snug yet comfortable. The neckline was perfect; I'm 34C and used a backless, strapless bra which I then glued to the dress with the enclosed double-sided tape - it stayed put all night. I'm 5'6, 125lbs, 35-27-37 and the Small fit perfectly. I did order the Regular and feel that with my height and using 4" heels, the Long would have been better, but no matter - this was a beautiful dress and my only regret was having to send it back!
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 16, 2011
Perfect dress and easy return
I was so impressed with this dress! The plunging neckline was dramatic (but they send fashion tape along and it works great). I'm 5'6 118 lbs and the small fit like it was made for me!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
February 27, 2012
The man next to me wearing nothing but gold paint!
This dress is rediculous! It is so comfortable and low maintenance. I didn't even wear a bra. I'm very small on top so I ordered the XSR. It could have been a few inches longer, but whatever, it was drop dead amazing. I wore it to a local Oscar party.The strech silk was the most incredible fabric. This is what couture is all about! It is slimming and flattering and sexy and everything I want in a dress. It was so sad to mail it back :(
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 13, 2012
Classy and sexy!
This dress was perfect for the charity ball my husband and I attended. It was sexy and classy on all in one! This runs true to size and highlights the positives and minimizes the negatives. Love RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
September 12, 2012
Fitst RTR rental, loved it!
Great dress, many compliments. Ended up wearing the Small Reg over the Ex Small Reg because the XS was a little short. Although the S fit great I would have like to see the fit of the XSLong. Still an awesome dress that I loved!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
September 22, 2012
This dress is very beautiful!
I ordered this dress for a wedding. Although it look really nice on me , I ended up not wearring it because the raffles made it look too casual for the wedding I was attending.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
September 24, 2012
perfect black tie dress
This is an extremely flattering dress, but the SR was too short and had a lot of pulls in the material. The MR fit ok, but was a little longer than I would have wanted, but I just wore taller shoes. The deep V neckline makes it impossible to wear a bra, which was okay for me, but since the larger size was also a little loose, but I used some fashion tape to hold it in place and it ended up being great.
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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 7, 2012
I want to own this dress!
I love this dress! It's extremely comfortable, very forgiving in the midsection and extremely flattering for the chest! I wore a U-plunge bra and nothing showed except cleavage! Husband loved it too! The middle panel is actually smocked so its very stretchy around your stomach, but still very flattering. I am 5'7" and I wore 2.5" pr 3" heels and the MR was perfect. ML was out of stock, but I'm happy it was as it would have been ridiculously too long!
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Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 18, 2012
The look on my husbands face was priceless! He was so proud to have me on his arm.
This dress was PERFECTION. So many compliments, so many turned heads! Came off very elegantly b/c of my lack of cleavage (!). The deep v neckline would be too vulgar for larger breasted women, but since I am petite it still maintained a level of class due to the function I was attending. I loved the stretch, no bothering with closures or zippers. Hugged all the right places and with 4.5 inch heels the length was perfect. You can't miss with this one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 90lbs
December 1, 2012
LOVED the swirling of the bottom of the dress when I spun!
I rented this for my boyfriend's holiday party. It was perfect the perfect length with my 5 inch heels. I absolutely loved twirling in it because the bottom looked so pretty when I did. It is rather low cut but it stayed in place and I did not need any fashion tape. It's hard to see in the picture and it was the end of the night, but I was going for the retro glam look. I had the red lips going and the side swept curls and it really completed the look. I wish I would have taken a picture earlier in the night with better lighting. It wasn't the most gorgeous dress, but the style is definitely VERY forgiving if in the stomach area. I was worried that the dress was going to look cheap because of the jersey fabric, but there is a sheen to it that dresses it up. I really cannot express how happy i am about the length of the dress turning out perfect with my shoes.
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Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 7, 2012
This dress was absolutely amazing. I would wear it everyday if I could!
The only thing about this dress is that t is super long! I am 5'8 and had 4 inch heels on and it was still to long. Next time I would get the regular and not the long. Otherwise it fits like a glove!
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 7, 2012
At 5' 2" and unable to wear heels finding long dresses is a nightmare. The XS petite was PERFECT!!
I got the petite xs and it was a perfect length. I have a really hard time w dresses because I can't wear heels any longer to due to a foot injury. This always means $75 to get a dress hemmed, which pains me to do. Being able to order a dress at the perfect length was a HUGE reason I will continue to order from RTR. I am 5 foot 2, straight body, petite frame. The material of this dress is a jersey type material- I was so comfortable yet dressy and felt pretty all night long. Would definitely recommend this dress.
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 4, 2013
I loved it
I rented it for my Chrismas party, got tons of complaments
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
January 5, 2013
Holy WOW!! Love loved loved every moment of the night in this dress!!
I wore this dress for a formal house New Years Eve party. I felt like a million bucks all night long--I have nothing but good to say about this dress and the overall RTR experience! The dress was an awesome fabric and was very flattering. It was low cut but I was able to wear a V-Plunge bra and double sided fashion tape to stay secured in the dress all night long! I actually paired it with ruby red accessories. Red suede shoes, very sparkly earrings and bracelet and placed several Swarovski crystal flowers in my hair that I did in a messy side up-do. I was very sad to have to return the dress!
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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 8, 2013
Perfect dress for a perfect night!
I wore this dess for a New Years Eve Masquerade party. This was the most comfortable dress!! The material was soft and just the right weight. I received compliments all night long. I usually wear a 10 or medium...I ordered the MR. It was a bit long but with heels it was fine. I would order this again and again...I wish I owned it! :-)
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Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 14, 2013
Loved the fit!
The fit was great, very stretchy material and long enough for me. I really liked this dress and would definitely recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 13, 2013
Easy to wear, comfortable and elegant.
I rented this dress to an inaugural ball, and unfortunately I booked late and unfortunately black tie dresses left in my size were somewhat limited. The good: This dress is a dressy jersey material so it's insanely comfortable and forgiving-- I'd say it's a good choice for those whose weight fluctuates or aren't sure what size they wear in a given designer dress. The ruffled texture dressed it up a bit and added some visual interest and the ruching at the waist was insanely slimming. The length was also good. I'm 5'5 and I wore flats to navigate the DC street closures. It dragged a bit, but with heels it would have been perfect. The plunging neckline was sexy but tasteful, without being over the top (that said, I have a modest bust-- 34B-- so I didn't need a bra. I think on larger busted girls the look is totally different. That's evident from some of the reviews here). This leads me to the not so good... The less good: I got the feeling that this dress had been rented a lot. There were some minor pulls in the material, which were not really noticeable. More importantly, the bust was *totally* stretched out. I think some of my better endowed sisters had rented this dress and permanently stretched the top. I had to use a ton of fashion tape AND a padded cup AND chicken cutlets to get the top to even remotely work. And the cups of the dress still puckered and gaped like a bra that was too big. Fortunately because the dress was black it was only noticeable, but I was self conscious about it, especially since the neckline really does make the dress. Overall this dress was exactly as represented and worked well for the event-- I wouldn't say it's a show stopper by any means and definitely blended into a sea of black dresses. That said, it's a flattering choice that's overall easy to wear, but may require some tinkering depending on who wore the dress before you.
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
February 13, 2013
My dress!
This dress was amazing!!! I am very petite and was worried about the overall size and length. This dress fit me perfectly. I wore about 4 inch heels. The material was very flattering. I wore this to a Mardi Gras ball for 10 hours and was super comfortable the entire time! The neckline was a little too low on me, so I pinned it and it worked out perfectly. Would definitely rent this one again.
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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 15, 2013
My daughter said I was beautiful.
The dress was comfortable, flattering, and easy to wear. Perfect for larger bust sizes I'd say.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
February 20, 2013
Beautiful dress very comfortable and sexy. I want to keep it!
If you wear 4 inch heels and you're around 5'6 you will want the MR It fit everywhere perfectly and length was just right.
SherylFebruary 20, 2013
SR fit but was too short but MR length was perfect!
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