David Meister

Patriotic Wonder Gown

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Stylist Notes

Wear this classic, embellished shoulder dress by David Meister to your black tie event! You'll look breathtaking!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted fabric highlights lower abdomen - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 sizes (Regular, Long): Regular for heights 5'3" to 5'6" - Long for heights 5'6" and taller

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and seamless underwear - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist and hips
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
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Product Details

Navy jersey. One shoulder neckline. Beaded embellishment on shoulder and on double back strap. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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78 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
September 22, 2014
Fit was lovely and the dress was comfortable.
I received lots of complements on the dress. The bead-work adds that little bit of flash on an otherwise simple dress. Loved that it was long enough to hit the ground but not sooo long as to need a really high heal. It made the night more enjoyable to have an easy 3.5" heel. I wore a simple strapless bra but if the event had included dancing I would have really wanted a strapless bustier to keep everything in place.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 23, 2014
Stunning dress.. Got tons of compliments !
I typically wear a 4 dress but the 4 was too loose up top. The 2 fit perfectly. I am 5'2 and the length was perfect with 3 inch heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 26, 2014
Wore it to the Tony's! Felt glamorous and classy.
Great, thick/ish material. Beautiful detailing on the shoulder.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 17, 2014
it was too short for me - i let someone borrow it
this was my back up dress - it was too short for me and i didn't think it had enough "wow" factor but i loaned it to a friend who is 5'6" and between a size 4-6. she really liked it. the detailing at the shoulder was v pretty (plan to wear your hair up to show it off)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
March 25, 2014
I needed a really nice formal dress for the Marine Corps Ball! Loved the fit and color
I definitely thought the dress was perfect for an event like this because it's classy but still equal sexy without showing TOO much skin. The dress is fitting but in all the right places.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
March 20, 2014
It was a great classy wear!
It was form fitting but comfortable.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
March 3, 2014
I wore this gown to a Mardi Gras ball.
Perfect fit for this perfect dress on this perfect night!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 9, 2014
it as just so easy . i didnt have to do a lot of shopping.
my size is up and down and this was a perfect fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
December 29, 2013
Elegant and Comfortable!
Wore this for a black tie wedding and it was perfect - color, good fabric weight (not paper thin) and skimming fit made this a figure flattering choice. I had it on from about 4pm until 3am and was very comfy the whole night. The bling on the shoulder is just right - wore simple drop rhinestone earrings and a bracelet. I did need the longer size though. I'm 5'7.5" and wore heels about 3" high - the regular length was too short, so I was glad I grabbed the long as my backup size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152lbs
October 29, 2013
Loved the material
Beautiful dress, but way too short for me. I rented this as a back up dress and did not wear it.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
August 25, 2013
the dress fit!
fit as described. could be considered a forgiving dress if you're not a "perfect" size.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
August 18, 2013
It's such a beautiful dress!
I thought the dress would be too long but it fit perfectly. It was just wonderful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
August 6, 2013
Amazing dress! Classy, elegant, and with enough detail to add just the right amount of glamour.
This dress was really great! I rented it for a black tie wedding and it did not disappoint! The material is very comfortable, but I would recommend wearing a strapless bra and some version of Spanx or body contouring underwear because it is form fitting. I am 5'3 and the 4R length was perfect for a 3 inch heel, I didn't feel like I was going to trip over it at all. The asymetrical strap coupled with the way it splits in the back, left me feeling completely secure all night and I wasn't tugging at the top at all! Classy dress, would highly recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
July 1, 2013
Sadly, could not wear it
Unfortunately, I had to send this back. Would have been perfect, if it wasn't for the length. I'm 5'4" and it was still too short!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
June 25, 2013
I felt amazing in this dress and loved that there was a very small chance someone else would have it
Fit was perfect. I am fairly tall and I could have used it in a long, but unfortunately it wasn't available in that size when I needed it. It still worked though - just wore shorter heels! I got a ton of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 1, 2013
GORGEOUS DRESS
I rented this as a backup dress for an Inaugural Ball and absolutely loved it. It's feminine, clingy in just the right places and is perfectly true to size. All that said, I was devastated when I realized the hem was completely messed up. It looked like it had been rented by someone who did at at-home hem job - the lining was longer than the dress and the dress was ankle length on one side and dragging the floor on the other. SUCH a bummer. But the RTR customer service was incredible - sending me another option overnight for no charge. I would definitely rent this dress again for another event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 24, 2013
Looked great but runs a little short
Dress looked beautiful and fit great except for length. I'm 5'5" and ordered a regular length but should have ordered long. I wore small heels and the dress still looked a bit too short
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 22, 2013
Fantastic dress for a Derby formal
Fit me well in just the right places. The dress laid nicely without hugging my flaws. I was able to wear a strapless bra without it showing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
March 29, 2013
Loved it- looked great- stretchy comfy fabric- Great to dance in!
Dress: Great fabric that was stretchy and not sheer at all. The once shoulder allowed me to not worry about the dress falling, while still showing back. It was a great dress to dance in, with the only issue being that it runs a little long so you have to pay attention to holding up the dress on stairs. Jewel detail wasn't my favorite (not really my style) but it was completely fine. Due to the slivering in the jewel color I had to avoid my typical gold jewelry which was slightly annoying. The dress highlights arms/shoulder, upper back, and flatters the stomach- especially if you have a big chest! Doesn't do much for the backside- so if you want to flaunt that- consider another choice! Fit: This dress made me look very thin as it does not hug my body too tight at all- lots of breathing room in the stomach area which I loved. The top area is obviously tighter and fit me well. Honestly with the stretch in the fabric I think it could fit anyone well! Like I said above, doesn't hug the backside area as much as it could- which is the typical trade off when stomach area isn't as close fitting.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
March 19, 2013
love the shoulder detail
very comfortable. fits true to size.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 15, 2013
Classic and elegant
This dress worked out perfectly for the Navy ball I attended. It's a simple dress, but the jeweled shoulder really makes it special. I was lucky the 2R fit nicely because there weren't any other sizes availble for the date. Also, the length was just right with 3in heels.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Body type: Pear
March 15, 2013
Felt like a queen in this dress!
The dress hangs beautifully, and the embellishments on the shoulder add just the right pizzazz without being over the top. Felt very comfortable without a bra, due to inside support. Was warm enough to wear in March in NY. Also hid well a small tummy bulge, with a spandex, of course. Would give it a 5 were it not quite a puzzle to figure out how to put it on. I will never forget what it feels like to wear a dress of this caliber.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
March 8, 2013
Gorgeous, classic dress
Got a lot of compliments, the eye catching detail really makes the dress shine. A bit unforgiving of a fit, but still beautiful.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
March 4, 2013
skip it!
while the jewel detail is pretty, this dress was VERY short- i am 5'8 and the dress came above my ankels. also the material is a stretch jersey- looks cheap.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 8, 2013
Wicked short
I rented this dress as a second dress for my winter dance.I rented it in a two regular and the dress was far to short on me. The beading was nice but I did not wind up wearing this dress.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 24, 2013
Comfortable dress, simple and elegant
Really beautiful dress with nice material and beautiful detail. I wore this for the 2013 Inaugural ball and received many compliments. I possibly could have gone with a 6L - it wasn't really floor length and I'm only 5'3. Overall though really comfortable and elegant and very nice fit. Only issue I had was the side with the zipper at times dug into the area under my arm. If I had a little bit of Hollywood tape it probably would have prevented that.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2013
I received a ton of compliments on the dress and how I looked in it!
I would have liked for it to be a little longer since I wore it with 4" heels, but otherwise, I loved the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 3, 2013
So classy and flattering! I hated to take it off!
This was a gorgeous dress. The beading detail was just enough sparkle, I just needed to add some understated earrings and the look was perfect. The dress is fully lined, which gives it nice structure (and doesn't show the outlines of your SPANX!). I ordered both regular and long lengths--I highly recommend ordering the long length. I am 5'3" and I could've worn the regular with flats. With a pair of stilettos, the long was perfect. The fabric feels great--a good weight but still comfortable and just the slightest bit of stretch. Overall, I was very happy with this dress and given the right event would definitely rent it again.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 16, 2012
Elegant
The fabric is very fluid, and the skirt has a very slight flair. This is a great dress to have a small amount of "bling" on your formal shoes peeking out from underneath the dress and dusting the tops of your feet. I wore this with 2.5 inch heels, and it was perfect. I could not see large-busted women wearing this. There's not enough room up top. I was complimented all night long on the elegance of the dress, and I will definitely be back to RtR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 9, 2012
Should have gotten my normal size
Great top, great fit, didn't end up wearing it b/c of the hem at the bottom. The two layers are two different lengths. I couldn't tell from the photos.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 5, 2012
Husband's company party--didn't know anyone but my dress looked good.
Very comfortable dress. The strap splits in the back and helps hold it up very well for those of us who have small chests. Shorter than shown in the picture. I wore the 4R and it was ankle length, not floor length. Looked great at ankle, but the image shows a floor length dress. Loved RTR--couldn't have been easier.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 4, 2012
Received many compliments
This dress is true to size. I wear a size 4, and the size 4 fit like a glove. The dress was very comfortable. The only thing wrong with the dress was that it was too short. I'm 5'7", so anyone who is 5'6" or taller should get a L instead of a R.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
November 29, 2012
Beautiful dress
My husband and I loved this beautiful dress. I felt amazing all night, not only in appearance but in comfort as will. I had so many wonderful comments about how beautiful I looked. The dress was longer than I thought it would be, but the image does show a floor length gown with some on the floor. I had to wear 6inch heeled sandal with 2 inch platform so the gown would not be pool of fabric on the floor.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 13, 2012
Beautiful dress, beautiful fit.
The dress fit beautifully and was true to size. I rented a 6R, and the hem was about an inch and a half off the floor with my heels on, so it was ok. Anymore than that, the R size wouldn't have worked. Worked well for my smaller bust size as well. Very happy with my experience with RTR, it was my first time!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 142lbs
November 12, 2012
This dress was absolutely stunning. I got compliments all night long!
I ordered the 4R and 6R and ended up wearing the 4. I would have been fine with the 4L but actually enjoyed getting to show off my pretty shoes :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
October 31, 2012
Elegant & Beautiful
This was my back-up gown and was too snug in the chest area for me to wear even though I liked the cut & beading of this dress better than the Badgley Mischka Miss Mysterious that I ended up wearing. The jersey knit fabric of this dress was not as thick as the other, so it was less forgiving and it was a bit longer. The top part would probably fit for someone with a smaller bust. I loved having the option of choosing a second dress for $25, just for comparison, which makes it a lot easier to make your final choice. This is the best service ever! RTR is SO easy & efficient. They email you the shipping confirmation so you can track your package when it's on its way to you. If you log into your RTR account, it already includes the tracking link for your package on the way so you can check when RTR receives it. They've thought of everything!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
October 24, 2012
I wore it for prom and got so many compliments!! The fit was great and the fabric was comfortable.
The fabric was loose around the waist so their was no bulking up whenever I sat down. The dress was light and breathable which came in handy when I was standing for long periods of time for photos. I loved it overall!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
September 24, 2012
Beautiful dress
Super comfortable and looked very sleek and sophisticated on. Length was fine with 3.5 inch heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 13, 2012
Simple and elegant.
Wore this dress to a ball. Definitely classier than most of the other dresses girls were wearing. It fit great but it is very form fitting so be sure to wear some spanx underneath!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
August 28, 2012
too short
This was a great dress, but really short on me before I put heels on.
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