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Lady in Red Dress

$30 rental
$460 retail

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Stylist Notes

Lady in Red! Rent this classic twist David Meister dress for a special evening of fine dining out with friends. Pair with a gorgeous cuff for a great look!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for B cup sizes and larger - lots of room in bust so smaller busted women should consider sizing down - consider using fashion tape to secure top
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist - stretch fabric great for cinching in waist - large bow conceals midsection
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted throughout
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for B cup sizes and larger - lots of room in bust so smaller busted women should consider sizing down - consider using fashion tape to secure top
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist - stretch fabric great for cinching in waist - large bow conceals midsection
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted throughout
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Red stretch taffeta. Strapless neckline. Front over sized bow. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 32'' from top of bodice to hem.

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131 reviews
Fit
Large15
True to Size96
Small10
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
January 4, 2016
I wore this dress for a formal Christmas cocktail. It was a stand-out!
The dress was beautiful! It fit a little loose on the top, but was fine with a padded strapless bra and some fashion tape. Waist and below ran true to size. though without a pair of Spanx "lines and lumps" would definitely have shown. The bow and the red color - which is softer than in most of the pictures, and not at all garish - distinguished the dress from other red ones at the party, without being over-the-top. I styled it with a simple strand of pearls and gold/pearl earrings to let the dress shine. A little stretch in the fabric, plus a nice length, made the dress nice to move/sit/dance in. I received tons of compliments, plus the dropped jaw from the boyfriend. :) I'd absolutely rent it again - but I'd recommend having the right undergarments on hand before you do!
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 2, 2015
I love the way the dress molded to my body it made me feel very sexy.
The dress fits amazing! I felt like a glamorous superstar! I've received a lot of compliments on the dress and my husband loved it. I would definitely wear again at a future event.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
October 25, 2015
I looked amazing ! Tons of compliments.
This is a gorgeous fun and classy dress. I am 5' 3 139 pounds, busty and with broad hips. This dress flattered my curves. I highly recommend this dress. Fits true to size.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
September 27, 2015
Great dress! Unique and eye catching!
Loved everything about this dress. The bright red color was fun and the front bow design was a unique twist. The length was perfect (right at knee). It wasn't overly tight anywhere, so I felt comfortable to eat, drink and dance. Received many compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
September 26, 2015
Great dress! Runs large in bust.
This is a great dress for a wedding, very comfortable material, breathable and easy to dance in. The dress is well-lined and well-made. The fabric does stretch. The skirt and hip run true to size, if not a tad small, but the bust runs large. I used safety pins and fashion tape, but was still pulling the dress up while dancing. The color was lovely for a fall event, and I got a lot of compliments on the dress! The bow is sewn into the dress as part of the structure, so you do not need to tie it or worry about it. I would recommend this!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
September 20, 2015
Loved everything about it - got so many compliments -
Gorgeous dress
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
September 16, 2015
Beautiful
This was a beautiful head turning dress and for such a good price! The top might be a tad big if you have an average sized bust or smaller or have a small rib cage, but it wasn't a deal breaker. I just had to pull it up every now and then. Figure flattering. Looked great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 27, 2015
Fits perfect, hugs all the curves
Thus was a last minute order, I could only get the size 6, I'm an 8 but looking at the reviews it looked like other girls around my height and weight were using the size 6 so gave it a try, I'm 5'4" 143lbs and the size 6 fits but it was a little tight, the size 8 would've probably be better, it stretches so that helps
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 18, 2015
I love the way this dress fit. It felt appropriate for a semi-formal event & was super comfortable!
I am an athletic build with a bit of a belly I like to hide. This dress would have been the perfect fit however, the boning in the left-side bust was bent and made for an awkward shape. There was also discoloring where the boning stuck out from the dress. I wore it to my event but was constantly adjusting the top of the dress. The bow detail is great for disguising a bit of a belly and the material is was appropriately dressy. All in all though the service was great.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
May 18, 2015
Lots of compliments. Photographs well.
Stretchy material
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 5, 2015
The dress was perfect being a volunteer at a charity event and having to run around.
Was a little too loose in the bust and waist for me, I wish the size 4 had been available to rent as well. Had to keep pulling the dress up all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 28, 2015
Gorgeous, unique and fashion-forward dress!
The 2 fit like a 2 and I wear a 0 normally - so this dress was a tad too big. However, it was worth it being a little loose for all the compliments I've received on it. I went to a party in Boston with a lot of celebrities and "big names." I fit right in!! Great dress. That bow in front is the perfect asset to an otherwise normal looking dress; it gets attention without being in the way. Pretty red as well. I think it would go with most skin tones.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
April 27, 2015
This was my first rental and RTR was great! Very pleased with the service.
Remember this is a strapless dress so if you are larger in the chest say C or more you may have a difficult time with the sizing. I am a 32D and wore size 2 but felt like it was a bit large and I was pulling up the dress periodically throughout the evening. GREAT color and very flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 16, 2015
Great for this cocktail attire Casino Night. I felt super sassy!
I normally wear a 12, but it was a little large in the bust and perfect in the hips.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
April 16, 2015
THE perfect birthday dress!
I wore it for my birthday. Made me look slim and fancy. Hid my spare tire of a tummy.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
April 7, 2015
It was the perfect dress for a perfect night! I had compliments on it all night.
The dress was true to size and arrived ready to be worn! It was comfortable enough to dance in. I will definitely recommend rent the runway to my family and friends and I will be renting again!!!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
April 3, 2015
Flatters all of the right places.
Great fit with fabric that has some give to it. The bow adds a great feature piece to this dress without being over the top. I got complimented on this dress so many times. Definitely going to rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
March 7, 2015
Very nice, fashion forward dress
The dress overall fit well, the fabric is flexible and I thought it made the dress look not as nice as I thought. I never wear red so I was kind of jaded but did end up loving the dress and the bow accent.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
February 22, 2015
I love that The RTR is so sweet that also sent a little bag with gums and lotion in it.
I wore it to the Navy Spring ball, it's absolutely sexy and beautiful. Love the red!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 17, 2015
Perfect dress for a Valentine's Day dinner. Received so many compliments!
Dress is super stretchy and very comfortable! Instantly feel fabulous!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
February 5, 2015
I loved the look and feel of this dress.
The strings that were attached to the inside breast area of the dress kept peeking out. I had to continually push them down and had to adjust the front of the dress many times throughout the night. It was quite frustrating but I truly loved the look of the dress so I dealt with it. I would highly recommend removing all strings from the front of all strapless dresses. Thanks
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 1, 2015
Gorgeous Dress!
This dress was absolutely stunning. I got so many compliments on it. It runs a bit large as I usually wear a 0 in dresses and the 2 fit very well (makes sense I guess sense it isn't offered in a 0). I wore it to a gala and thought it really stood out as most women were wearing black. This was my first time using renttherunway and I will definitely be doing it again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 29, 2015
Awesome dress and company!
Firstly so sorry for the bad photo! The great thing is that this photo was the worst part of my experience - everything else was flawless, timely, and overall wonderful! The dress fit perfectly (it was definitely true to size for me, even a little roomy!) and the color was fantastic. I'm fairly short (5'2") so the dress was basically below my knees, but I was fine with that. Would recommend this company to anyone!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 21, 2015
Love this dress! I felt like the bell of the ball. I received countless compliments.
fit very true to size. Great if you are a little busty.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142lbs
January 5, 2015
Sassy Red Dress!
I wore this dress for a formal NYE party and it was a total hit. My normal dress size is 8 however the 6 fit perfectly. The dress has some stretch in it so it was comfortable to wear for hours and the detail in the middle is great tummy concealer. I would highly recommend this dress for any type of cocktail or formal event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126lbs
December 21, 2014
I felt fabulous the whole night!
The fit was perfect. Fit like a glove. It was very comfortable even if I was jumping and dancing the whole night. It was the perfect holiday party dress. Loved it!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
October 30, 2014
Super fun Party dress!
The dress is great quality with a liner. I have a very athletic upper body and broad back so an 8 worked perfectly even though my body tends to be a 6. The bow across the front hid anything that I was self conscious about. Easy to wear a strapless bra too. The only things is that when I walked the fabric rose up a little around my hips but that was minor. Great dress and easy to wear!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
October 8, 2014
Backup dress for a graduation- I did not wear
I ordered the size 2 (I think the smallest option) and I usually wear a 0/2. This was a gorgeous dress and I loved the big bow in the front..... so feminine! I ordered this dress as a backup and did not choose this one because it was too big on me from the waist up. I would still consider renting this for a holiday party if I was prepared with better undergarments or dress tape.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 3, 2014
Love the color and the detail in the front! However, It felt a little loose on the top.
I am petite but the length was perfect for this formal event! Very classy. A little loose on the top but not really noticeable because of the detail on top.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
October 1, 2014
Beautiful, but runs small
I had to return this one, I'm a normal size 8, but this was quite tight and couldn't be zipped all the way, go at least one size up from normal. Possibly 2 sizes. Also if you are busty, this may not be for you.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
September 9, 2014
Beautiful dress! Loved it!
This dress fit perfectly, and I stood out just enough. I wore it to my boyfriend's brother's wedding, so I wanted to look classy and well dressed. My only complaint is that it was a bit tight in my chest area, but I am a 36D. I wasn't able to wear a bra with the dress, but it's structured so it kept the girls up all night! Even better, it was very comfortable to dance in. Would definitely recommend this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 5, 2014
LOVE! Hides the belly! Makes me look more stylish than I really am! Hanger straps were annoying.
Rarely do strapless dresses work with bigger bust but this one really does! Super slimming and disguised my muffin top. Stretchy material made for really comfortable evening (both sitting at dinner and moving on the dance floor). Only con: The hanger straps are black and obvious -- I was constantly tucking them in. I will undoubtedly rent this dress again in the future! Don't mess with the bow, its supposed to poof up like that.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
September 2, 2014
Wore it to my husband's Christmas party. Vibrant red color!
Fits true to size. Didn't have any problems staying up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 25, 2014
Cute dress, just not for me.
I chose to wear this to a Mixer & Elixir event that we have at our Science Museum. It was a very cute dress. I took quite a bit of pix, but unfortunately I didn’t find many of them to be very flattering. The full frontal and side pictures added an extra poof in the stomach area because of the bow, and I didn’t really need help in that area. All around this is a beautiful dress and is true to size. I just didn’t really know how to pose in it and therefore felt slightly awkward in it.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
August 20, 2014
Fabulous! Got so many compliments and it looked so adorable.
The bow was fantastic added so much to the dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
July 30, 2014
Hot dress; stood out!
The dress was awesome and fit perfectly. I didn't have any problems keeping it up and the bow in the front helped cover up my problem area (stomach). The only thing I didn't like is - the dress had definitely been worn a lot. The red looked a little worn and even the fabric felt like it had been dry cleaned one too many times. Would i wear it again? Yes, but would opt for one that hasn't been worn so many times.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
July 24, 2014
New Years Eve!
Wore this for New Years Eve party, got a ton of compliments on it! The dress fit true to size, although the hanger straps did keep popping up and I had to shove them back down. overall great dress and i would rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
July 22, 2014
Perfect four outdoor wedding
Fits true to size. Mildly stretchy at the top. Recommended with strapless bra, however it is visible in the back if you move around a lot. No pockets. 5'1'' and size 2 came to my knees. Probably could have worn a 0 as the bust is roomy (I'm 34-D). Found it to be flattering and was comfortable to wear for over 8 hours.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
July 9, 2014
"Red Party" success!
Was very pleased with this dress - nice fit, the boning in the dress made it possible to go without a bra. The bow in the front was a funky touch that distinguished the dress from so many other red ones at the party. Got lots of compliments on it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 27, 2014
Fits like a glove
A bit longer for 5'2"
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