Perfect Plum Dress

$175 to buy
$1400 retail

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Stylist Notes

Rock this Preen frock for a fashion-forward and sexy look. This curve-contouring style is the epitome of cocktail chic!

Size & Fit

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions). XS,S,M,L. Size XS=00; Size S=0/2; Size M=4; Size L=6/8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - strap runs long but can be secured with fashion tape
WAIST: Very fitted - bondage jersey cinches in waist
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; use fashion tape to help secure strap if needed
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions). XS,S,M,L. Size XS=00; Size S=0/2; Size M=4; Size L=6/8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - strap runs long but can be secured with fashion tape
WAIST: Very fitted - bondage jersey cinches in waist
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; use fashion tape to help secure strap if needed
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types

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Size Chart

Product Details

Purple stretch bondage jersey. One shoulder neckline. Ruched body. Cut-out detail on back. Exposed side zip. 34" from shoulder to hem.

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98 reviews
Fit
Large0
True to Size18
Small80
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
August 31, 2014
Great look
This dress was great although it ran a bit small. The sleeve was long and a bit annoying because it kept falling off my shoulder. The dress overall fit well even though the zipper proved to be a problem- it always unzipped itself! I felt pretty in it but at the end of the day I felt like it was more annoying than it was worth.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
July 23, 2014
I got a lot of compliments with this dress
Ran small but it stretches! Only problem is there was not a hook on the dress so the zipper would come down a little bit
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 92lbs
June 30, 2014
I loved how PERFECTLY this dress fit!
I rented this dress for my boyfriend's exgirlfriend's wedding. I was nervous from the start because of my relationship to the bride; however, this dress made me feel fantastic and beautiful! Because everyone claimed it ran so small, I was worried it wouldn't fit since I only ordered the XS. But it fit perfectly! I had to tweak the strap because it is unnaturally long for a human being but other than that, it was the perfect dress/DID NOT WANT TO GIVE IT BACK! I picked it up from the store in NYC and everyone there was so helpful! They also altered the strap within 15 mins (for free) and answered all my questions. I'm so glad this worked out so well because it was my first time renting a dress at all! Thanks RTR <3!
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
June 8, 2014
Received some compliments on the dress. Beautiful and wedding appropriate.
Wore this dress to a wedding. It looks and makes you feel beautiful. I thought from the reviews it was hard to zip because of the zipper itself, but it was hard to zip because the dress is so skin tight. I probably could've gone a size up. I also had to pin the shoulder strap because it was so long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97lbs
May 16, 2014
I did not wear the dress
I'm a tiny person, and the XS would not even zip up. It would have been a great dress, but order a size up. The straps were long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 15, 2014
Very small
I usually wear an XS but couldn't even get this zipped up. It runs very small
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95lbs
May 14, 2014
Fits like a glove!
Wore it for my birthday at a casino. Love the dress. It fits perfectly and accents all the right curves. Everyone loved the dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 19, 2014
It was the perfect balance between black tie and semi-formal! SO many compliments.
It was much tighter than expected. The zipper did not have a hook to help keep it up and the one-shoulder sleeve was too big so I had to fashion tape it to hold it in place. Other than those things, it was a surprisingly great dress (my back-up plan ended up being my first choice).
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
April 15, 2014
Felt beautiful
Very tight
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 9, 2014
Great dress but didn't fit me correctly, had to send both sizes back
Wish it would have worked!
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95lbs
March 20, 2014
I have yet to wear a dress from here, but I'm still open minded to the possibilities
Did not fit at all... Very disappointing considering I'm a size 0
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 4, 2014
LOVED this dress. I felt confident and pretty - constant compliments throughout the night!
Pros: it was a gorgeous color (pretty true to the picture), tight (in the right way) - keeping everything "in place" without feeling like I was suffocating, the fabric bunched in all the right places (hiding potential problem areas after eating too much cake :-) ), I could wear a normal strapless bra, and both my girl and guy friends LOVED it! Cons: the zipper gets caught so you need to be careful, but other than that - zero complaints. I would absolutely rent this dress again (or buy it if I could!).
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 103lbs
December 29, 2013
beautiful dress, but runs very small. wore backup
runs small. I were xs, but could not get xs zipped up in this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 5, 2013
This dress has potential, but...
I rented this dress to wear to a birthday party. The concept is there, but for a "$1,400" dress it's not worth it to rent, even for $150. I was fidgeting with it all night. The zipper doesn't have a hook and eye closure, I had to safety pin it together. The shoulder strap is ridiculously long. The strap going across your back hangs off, I had to pin that as well. I really like the idea of this dress a lot, but the cons definitely outweigh the pros. The color is great. The fit is almost true to size. I'm usually an extra small or small. I felt comfortable in the small. It's supposed to fit like a glove and it definitely does which I loved! I should have listened to all the other reviews about all the issues. The zipper if anything should honestly be fixed!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
October 30, 2013
Felt like a star!
Very tight fit which is great! :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 20, 2013
This was the perfect dress for an October wedding in wine country! So different and glamorous!
I was hesitant to rent with all of the warnings on fit and mishaps with holes in this dress but I just couldn't shake it, this was the perfect dress for my best friends wedding! It was very from fitting and the ruffles took a little work before I liked how it 'fit' and of course, the strap and clasp needed to be pinned down (seriously this should be fixed for good) but what a dress! I absolutely loved it and felt amazing in it all evening.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
September 15, 2013
To say it runs small is an understatement....
I usually wear a size 00, size 24 jean etc. This dress runs SMALL!!! Neither the XS or S worked. The color is also a little blah, a little gray purple. I rented this during the summer so it just wasnt what I wanted. I would recommend if you're going to try this dress to go TWO sizes up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
September 9, 2013
I didn't want to send it back! Stunning Dress! Amazing experience!
I have to start out by saying that RTR has the best customer service. The dress I originally rented was returned in poor condition so RTR sent me the size up. It arrived Thursday (my event was Saturday) and was too big. I sent them an email Thursday night and touched base on the phone Friday morning. They shipped me this dress (I wanted the Preen originally but it wasn't available) overnight and assured me it would arrive by noon on Saturday. It did and it was perfect! It fits exactly the way it has been reviewed. Very small. No matter what, you will likely need someone to help you zip it. The material is thick (bonus!) and very stretchy so you need the extra hands to hold it together, lined up while you zip. Once in, it was like a glove. An amazing, figure-perfecting glove! I still can't believe everything worked out. I was one happy girl! Thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 9, 2013
Didn't love it
Believe the reviews. The dress runs small. I normally wear an xs/s and couldn't get the s to zip so I wore the M. The strap is also super long which is pretty annoying. I had my eyes on the dress for a long time and while I liked it, I didn't love it.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
July 15, 2013
Fabulous!
Rented this for a summer wedding, and received many compliments, but the side zip could have profited from a hook and eye closure. A NuBra or going braless is necessary/the top rode down slightly when dancing, but it was not a huge issue. The fabric is thick and color stunning, so it photographs well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
July 1, 2013
Great party/clubbing dress!
I wore this dress for my bachelorette party. It is definitely tight. I usually wear a size 6 & was able to fit into the small with some help zipping it up. It's made for a taller person. The separate strap in the back didn't really show on me because I'm shorter (5'3"). It just looked like it was connected to the rest of the dress. Also, the shoulder strap was long and was falling off, so I folded it & pinned it with a safety pin. Otherwise it's a great dress. It was very flattering and accentuated my curves in all the right places.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 20, 2013
Sexy, flattering and wedding-appropriate!
The color and style are fabulous. The dress glows without looking flashy. While very fitted, the rutching is forgiving and the dress is thoughtfully tailored. It's awesome to dance in. Overall fab dress and perfect for a semi-formal party! A few fit/style notes: * best to pull a strapless bra down low on your back (unless you're lucky enough to rock a nubra or nothing at all!) * agree with everyone. Go a size up. I usually wear XS but S was great * it's definitely longer on me than the model. It reached just above my knees, though I'm 5'2 * I had to pin the one-shoulder strap in the back to shorten it * I DEF had to safety pin the top of the zipper, as it would have popped open and slid down without reinforcement * it bunched up a little big around my waist, as I'm a bit more slim-hipped
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 13, 2013
Awesome dress! Beautiful color! Amazing customer service!
Very impressed with the rental: ) I would listen when reviewers say "runs small"!! I ordered a medium and a large as a backup. Unfortunately, the lg was damaged from a previous renter, so I crossed my fingers for the md. I was in luck! The dress was definitely snug but the stretch in the material and the ruching made for a flattering fit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
May 20, 2013
Unfortunately didn't work out
I was disappointed with this rental but it wasn't anything to do with rent the runway- it just didn't seem to work for my body. I had a wedding I was looking forward to and had my eye on this dress for months. I usually get a back 2nd dress option just in case but I'm always so pleased with my RTR choices I didn't think it was necessary this time. As everyone says the dress runs small and is quite form fitting. I got an XS and S- I wish there was an in between size because that would have been ideal. The S just didn't look quite right and the XS looked better but wouldn't have been comfortable for the night. The strap was quite long for me but could have been pinned- it was just another thing I would have had to deal with. For some reason my chest looked really flat in it and if I wore a bra with it I would have had to do a lot of taping. In the end it just seemed like there were too many things that didn't fit right that I would have had to fuss over throughout the night so I decided to borrow a friend's dress instead. I love RTR and I'm sure if I had called and had more time before the wedding they would have shipped another dress out to me ASAP. I'll rent from them again I will just be smarter about choosing a back up dress if it's a designer that I'm not used to wearing. Beautiful dress overall though.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 101lbs
May 20, 2013
So glad we have the option for a back up dress! I really needed it with this dress.
The concept of this dress was supposed to be amazing but I didn't realize that the model wearing the dress is a lot taller than me. I'm 5'2" and the shoulder strap was too long. The length of the dress was past my knees and it really does run too small. I weigh 100lbs and had to really try to get the dress to zip up (and then the zipper kept on coming undone). If you are still set on getting this dress understand that you should get a size larger and two sizes larger as your back up. And if you are on the shorter side you will have to pin the shoulder strap to fit. And at the end of the day...why pay so much when you have to deal with so many issues? I suggest a different dress all together to avoid the frustration.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
May 13, 2013
Beautiful, sexy dress. Wore it to a wedding rehearsal dinner.
Fit runs small - I wore a medium when I usually always wear a small. I'm 34/28/37. VERY fitted but looks good on. Slimming. Got lots of complements. Paired it with a white cardi at night when it got colder. Wore it with nude wedges to dress it down a little.
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 22, 2013
Great Fit! Shows off Curves!
I had ordered two sizes and had to wear the bigger size. I also had to wear it with spanx under because if not it wouldn't close and I am usually a size 4. Thick material and not too stretchy. But overall, I loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
April 8, 2013
Pretty dress, but may be a little too sexy for a wedding
I ordered this dress as a back up and I thought the fit was just a little too sexy for the wedding I was going to (black tie optional at a country club). I have a bigger bust so it just seemed, short, tight, and low cut - not my style for a formal classy wedding. Overall, it was a pretty dress, but I also had some issues with the fabric in the front folding awkwardly. I probably wouldn't order this again for a wedding, but maybe for a more social affair (like nye) with friends.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 13, 2013
Gorgeous dress -- so incredibly flattering!
Runs VERY small! I had a very hard time zipping up the Small (Medium wasn't available). However the fabric is pretty stretchy so thank goodness it worked! I highly recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 20, 2013
Do not rent this dress!
This dress was absolutely dreadful. I am a true size 0 and often times a 00. The XS and S would not go past legs. It was also not as pretty in it's structure in person. The folds would not fold in the right direction, the one strap was too long, and the skirt was out of sorts. I was very disappointed and will never rent this designer again. PS - I only gave it one star because I had to. I did not have the option of selecting zero stars.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
January 30, 2013
Gorgeous!
It was perfect. The color is a deep plum, and complements just about every skin color. It was very fitted throughout, so if you are self conscious about any part of the body, this dress is not for you. Even with the ruching, it is snug and not forgiving. Having said that, it is surprisingly comfortable. I will say my only gripe had to do with the one shoulder strap. It was extremely long, and I had to do a macgyver tuck, twist, pin thing to it. Other than that, it was great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 23, 2013
Pretty and unique
I wore this to a formal affair, loved it but the ruffling needed some adjusting throughout the night. Otherwise it fit well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
January 22, 2013
Fabulous and classy dress!
I rented this dress for Vegas trip. It does run super small. I normally wear a size 2 and the M fit like a glove. The material is super stretchy and hugs every curve. I loved this dress and felt beautiful in it. Would definitely rent it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
January 19, 2013
too small.
too small
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
January 7, 2013
The dress is really pretty, but be careful to avoid a "malfunction"...
It fits tight, and is gathered to accentuate curves. My issue with the dress was that the strap that goes across the back was rather loose, and once I started moving around the strapless side kept slipping down. Even after I used adhesive strips I had to be careful to make sure I wasn't falling out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
January 4, 2013
Runs way small
Not wanting to believe that I would ever be anywhere near a medium, I ordered this dress in a SM. Way to go Preen for destroying a girls self esteem. I got the dress on but could barely zip it up. I usually wear XS and SM or size 0-2. This dress was gorgeous but it just wasn't meant to be.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
December 12, 2012
Classy and sexy
Beautiful material and color. Makes for an amazing shape since it ruches at the right spots. It is definitely tight and tough to get on but worth it after all the effort and looks better tight than loose. Once its on, it is super comfortable since the material is so stretchy and easy to look elegant and pretty. Highly recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 11, 2012
Customer Service at its BEST!!
I rented this for a summer wedding, but when I got the dresses (a small and an X-small) they were both too small, even though I'm fairly small to begin with. I called rent the runway to let them know about the size issue, they were super helpful!!! They let me return the dress and gave me a credit for my next rental.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 4, 2012
Such a beautiful dress. I received compliments all night.
This dress does run a whole size smaller. I typically wear size S but ordered M instead (thanks to the RTR stylist) and it fits perfectly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
November 15, 2012
Such an amazing dress for RTR Boston Party!
everything is just perfect!
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