Pencey

Gold Rush Mini

$65 to buy
$520 retail
Stylist Notes

Having a huge blowout birthday bash? Rent this gold sequin explosion by Pencey for your big night.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection; fabric allows for comfortable room though consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - may be more fitted on women with fuller hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Gold sequins (100% polyester with sequins). Crew neckline. Short sleeves. Shift body. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. Imported.

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142 reviews
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(89)
Small
(30)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
November 30, 2014
A stand out.

Seemed to run just a bit big. Wore for a family holiday dinner. Comfortable yet elegant and sassy. Would totally rent again. Recommend!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 30, 2014
Woah small!

Wow this dress ran small. Dress was made up I a few tones of sequin, so it was very pretty. There isn't too much to even say about it besides how tight it was. Do not rent if you have a large bust. Dress does not have a large zipper or any stretch, I had to be yanked out of it.

Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 14, 2015
So comfortable and fun to wear

I loved this dress. I would say as with all designer dresses it runs a bit small. I'm normally a medium but I ordered the large and it was perfect. I did not experience what others have said in their reviews as far as having trouble taking the dress off. I got tons of compliments on it and it was so comfortable I didn't want to take it off! No need to suck in or skip dinner, as it was a roomy fit in a flattering way.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
January 21, 2015
Looks shine-tastic with a microphone!

I rented this dress for my karaoke birthday party and it couldn't have been more perfect! It shined under the lights and I felt like a diva! I got a million compliments. It was comfortable to rock out in all night. I felt fantastic in this dress. I carry my weight in my arms so it's worth noting that if you have thicker arms it does feel a little snug. And echoing what others have said, you'll need to do your hair after putting on the dress because there is only the little clasp at the neck.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
March 29, 2015
Great dress for formal occasion

Wore this dress to a wedding - this dress may have been more appropriate for a winter formal occasion, but I still got compliments in it! Nicely made dress, fits to size - a bit difficult to put on and off (make sure to do your hair after you put on the dress!). Another great rental from RTR!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
April 15, 2015
So sparkly and comfortable. Tons of compliments.

Loved this! It ran a little big, but was totally comfortable. I'm rather short, so the length was perfect with 2in heels. It's definitely a show-stopper and is a bit heavy, but not super hot.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 153lbs
July 15, 2015
Quick & easy delivery and return!

This dress was such a hit at the 4th of July wedding I attended. Loose enough to dance, long enough appear modest, but young & vibrant enough to look my age. As most people have stated, the arms run small and the dress is hard to get off (especially if you have big hair!). I was still able to pull off a medium without looking like the hulk in my photos, but pulling the dress off in the more literal sense was a group effort. Worth renting, but if you have beefy arms I would highly recommend sizing up.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
January 4, 2016
So easy, affordable & fun

This dress make me feel so fun & festive. Wish I had more occasions to use RTR

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
January 9, 2016
I wore this to a Great Gatsby themed party. Everyone loved

The dress was a bit tight when I first slipped it on but once I adjusted it the dress was pretty comfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Body type: Petite
March 26, 2016
Fantastic Dress!

This dress was great! The sparkles were perfect and will make anyone who wears this dress a sure standout. It's pretty comfortable to wear and easy to pull off. Only four stars because it's the not the absolutely best and stunning dress ever, but it's very nice and almost there. If you're okay with looking like you're wearing an oversized sparkly t-shirt then it's great! Super cute dress that says "casual but I like to party" overall great dress!!

Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Body type: Petite
November 19, 2014
Absolutely loved this dress on the app and loved it even more in person. I got compliments all night

I normally wear a small in a dress, but the extra small fit just right. It was hard to take on and off, but fit perfectly when it was finally on. Looks great in pictures! Was definitely more than pleased with it and did NOT want to return it

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 3, 2015
Fun and comfy!

Be prepared to stand out in this dress! I'd never worn a sequin dress before and decided to go for it for a holiday party. Since the dress stood out on its own, I kept it simple with the hair and accessories. It was super comfortable but made me feel incredibly sexy at the same time. The husband can be a tough critic, and he definitely approved.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
March 8, 2015
Great experience!

The fit of this dress is perfect! The arms are slightly snug but nothing that was uncomfortable. I received so many compliments!

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
October 14, 2012
Loved the packaging the dress came in!

Received many compliments on this dress! It fit kind of large, even the extra small. The arms of the dress were very tight, though. Defiantly will be renting from here for many upcoming occasions! ;)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
October 30, 2012
A fun choice

This dress is very chic, but the smallest size available was too large and boxy on me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 2, 2013
Odd Fit

I rented this dress as a back up for NYE. After reading the reviews I rented the XS. It was extremely tight on the hips and then big everywhere else. It didn't really flatter me - if I were to rent it again I would go up a size or two so it fit more like a shift dress.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
January 13, 2013
Very boxy, runs big

I am pretty petit so this dress did nothing for my frame. I ordered the M due to the S ans XS not being an option. Sadly I did not get to wear this dress.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
January 14, 2013
Perfect for an over the top NYC wedding in an antique gallery. I loved the dress!

I'm 5"8' so the small fit my body better, but was too short. I wore the medium which is looser & not fitted, but longer.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
March 26, 2013
I wore this to an RTR fashion show. It was perfect!

The dress runs a little big, but not obnoxiously. There's a built-in slip underneath so there's no need to worry about itchy sequins. It's a modest dress, but still chic.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
May 22, 2014
I wore this dress for my birthday dinner. It was comfortable and made me stand out on my day!

A little long (but I'm short) and looser fitting than I expected, but since I wore it to a nice dinner where I wanted to enjoy all of the delicious food it was perfect!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 24, 2013
My dress full of glitz was perfect for the night.

I loved the style of this dress - it was perfect for the Marine Ball I went to with my 83 yr old father. A little conservative but still a lot of fun. The smaller size fit best my only complaint was the slip that was attached was hard to keep in place. It was fun, eye catching and I felt like a million bucks. My father loved it too.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 6, 2012
The gold sequins on the entire dress literally make you the star of the night.

I have a slim body type. I got the smallest size and it still felt a little big on me. This dress would have been perfect if the body was contoured. It looks like it is on the model picture but it's straight lined. I paired it with some large jewelry and nude pumps, which matched the accent color perfectly. The dress hit me mid-thigh and I have long legs like the model. I was complemented on my dress from the moment i walked into the room and continuously throughout the night. I would definitely recommend the dress, especially if you want to be noticed.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 3, 2013
Beautiful dress, fit wasn't flattering on me

The dress was absolutely stunning in person, but it looked like a sack on my body. I'd suggest ordering a size down (not up like I did) just in case. I ended up not wearing the dress at all which was a bummer.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 1, 2017
I wore this out in Vegas for my sister's 30th! It was perfect.

Super cute, shift-type fitting dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 4, 2012
Oops. A little short.

The gold sequins were perfect for New Year's! I should have paid attention to how "mini" it was. Unfortunately, at 5'6" it rode waaay up my thigh. Although I have nice long legs, it wasn't appropriate for a women of a certain age..

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
February 9, 2012
Gold Sequined Sheath

I was disappointed when I received the dress. I was looking forward to wearing it to a company's birthday party in NYC and ended up going with my back-up RTR dress (which was perfect). When I unzipped the garment bag, the sequins were already a bit too much for me. I thought the sequins would be a little more muted in color, but the name of the dress is an accurate description. It's a very gold dress. I wear a size 2 top and 4 bottom, so based off the product description and size chart I ordered an XS and S. I could barely fit the S over my head and, once I did get it on, it was not flattering at all. The dress fits more like a sheath than a shift. It was quite baggy on the side and tight in the shoulder and hip area. Overall, it didn't work for me, but still would be a great option for those with maybe a straight & narrow or petite frame.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2012
Sparkles!

I wore this dress to a wedding in NYC during the winter. I love the dress, especially on the model. But the high neck on me was not as flattering. I would not rent this style dress again, but that has more to do with what looks good on my shape than the dress. If you can pull off a higher neck, this dress is super cute!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
October 21, 2012
I definitely made a statement, just not the one I wanted to make.

To be fair, the dress was amazing. However, it was too small and the style of dress was not flattering for someone with my figure. Nevertheless, for all women under a size 8 with small breast, this dress would probably look great on you. However, if you are an average sized girl with big boobs, you may want to pick another dress or you may end up looking like a life size version of Sponge Bob like me :-/

JillOctober 21, 2012
You look great! SpongeBob wish he looked this good. The dress set off your legs perfectly :)
RTR CustomerOctober 21, 2012
I think you look gorgeous. Your dress stands out from the rest! ~Tina
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 7, 2012
It was not a flattering fit on me at all. I didn't end up wearing it because it looked awful.

I thought this dress looked super cute in the picture. I received the dress and immediately was blinded by the sparkle, which wouldn't have been terrible because I was planning on wearing the dress to Vegas anyways. The dress looked awful on me. I have more of an hourglass figure and it looked tight in the hips and baggy around the middle. I think if you are tall and thin that this dress could be cute, but if you have a figure-definitely stay away!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 30, 2012
I wore this to a December wedding and several people complimented me. It was perfectly festive!

The sleeves were a little small relative to the rest of the dress.

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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
April 28, 2013
My Bday!! I wore it to Formal and it looked absolutely gorgeous!! i got so many complements!!

A little tight on the arms.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 5, 2013
Cute dress, couldn't wear it.

For some reason, this fit me very strangely and I don't have trouble with things fitting. It was incredibly uncomfortable at the neckline. I didn't wear it because of the tightness at the neckline and odd fit in my shoulders. Sad - I had gotten it for Vegas and it just sat in my suitcase. Giving it two stars because it was a very fun dress, just didn't fit me at all.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
August 27, 2013
Cheesy!

I normally don't wear sequins, but I thought this looked like a fun, classy option to wear while on a vacation in Miami. This dress was incredibly cheesy looking in person and I ended up not wearing it. Also, I have a very athletic build with muscular arms and the sleeves were very tight on my arms when I tried it on (otherwise runs true to size).

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 17, 2013
Show stopper, sparkly, classic!

Very pretty! As mentioned, the sleeves are tight and I felt that the dress runs a bit small overall. I am normally a 4 in most dresses and the 6 was a better fit. I wore this for my sister's Bachelorette Weekend for wine tasting (she requested that we all wear sequins!). Overall, a classic, stand out dress! Sorry -- didn't capture a clear pic with all of the wine tasting going on! ;)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 24, 2013
If you want to stand out and really be flashy without being at all trashy, this is it!

I ordered a XS and Small based on other reviews from customers thinking it would be more of a shift dress than anything really fitted. Though, I could not get the XS over my hips, which typically is not a problem. The Small fit and was still very comfortable, though it was less than a shift dress because it was still fitted around the hips and bum area. The length was just to my fingertips at 35" from shoulder to hem. I would definitely rent again but would try the Medium. p.s. This dress was sent to me overnight and delivered within 24 hours before 10 am day of wedding! Love RTR!

Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 23, 2013
Got a ton of compliments but runs small!

I usually wear a medium, size 6 or 8, but the large in this dress was a bit tight across the thighs and in the arms. I got a ton of compliments on it. The sequins are actually different shades of gold and looks great. The dress was comfortable and not too short.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 9, 2013
Wasn't a fan

Ordered. Tried on. Horrible. Def not a good dress for an hourglass figure. It went straight down and made my hips lok wide.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 22, 2014
Too small....and too large?

The small was uncomfortably small but the medium was too big and boxy to look at all attractive. I ended up returning and with a winter storm in effect I couldn't get another dress overnighted to me. However, customer service was very helpful!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 29, 2014
I got so many (good) head turns that I felt like Beyonce or J.Lo!

I was obsessed with this dress as soon as I saw it on RTR and it was the PERFECT dress for my 23rd birthday! The dress is classy, sexy and you can't go wrong with something that sparkles like that! The sparkles are actually gold and pale pink so I would recommend nude or a bright colored shoe (I wore red). I ordered both the Medium and Large after reading multiple reviews, but felt the Large fit better in the sleeves and for the style of the dress. I would recommend going up a size if you have bigger arms but overall, I absolutely loved the dress and would most definitely re-order!

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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 24, 2014
Sparkles Galore!

So if you have boobs or arms that are human shaped, get a large. Definitely does not allow a lot of room there. But the dress has a nice comfy liner and looks positively awesome. I feared it might be heavy and make me look chunkier but it was just fabulous

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