Proenza Schouler

Kaleidoscope Cut Out Dress

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Stylist Notes

With a lustrous texture and chic cutouts, this sensational Proenza Schouler dress is definitely a style that makes you take notice. Paired with Badgley Mischka's Dramatic Drop Earrings for a seriously unstoppable look.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - ribbed inserts allow some stretch in bodice though fitted in bust so full busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - fabric highlights lower abdomen - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs very narrow at hips so consider sizing up one or two sizes for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; wear with SPANX to cinch in waist
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Product Details

Multicolor metallic tweed. Crew neckline. Cutout detail at shoulder. Ribbed inserts on side. Hidden back zip. 35" from shoulder to hem.

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59 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
April 22, 2013
did not wear it! thank god I had another (better) RTR dress!

fabric was almost tweed, which was very deceiving from the picture. it also ran very large, and hit my leg almost down to my knee--and I'm not a short girl! I got a size 4, but I should have gotten a 2 or even 0! The dress was not at all what I thought it would be, in a bad way.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
October 10, 2010
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This dress is fierce in person!! Beautiful variegated colors. I wore this to a wedding with black heels and minimal jerwerly, let the dress do the talking! Runs very tight thru the hip area!!! I always wear a size 0, good thing I order the free backup size...I wore the size 2 instead because it was more comfortable sitting. I would highly recommend this dress if you want to impress!

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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 2, 2010

I would go up 1-2 sizes depending on hip size... Beautiful dress, lots of compliments!!

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 4, 2010

Less stunning in person than in the photos here and could not fit over my hips! No stretch in this dress. Too bad because I had really been looking forward to wearing it!

JenniferNovember 4, 2010
The is a botton to close the front. At first I thought it was to open but when I close it with the button it was plunging but not too much
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
November 15, 2010

the fabric and color is amazing in person. it has a tweed like material with shimmer. i'm normally a 2 or 4 but ended up wearing the 4 since it runs very narrow in the hips. luckily, i'm a 32c and was able to fit the bust with a padded bra. if not, it will fit weird. fun mini dress

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
February 24, 2011

The dress was a bit of a disappointment. I would recommend this dress to those who are petite because the proportions are off for a curvy person like myself. I'm a size 6 and I could barely fit into a size 8 for this particular dress. The dress was also a little loose in the bust even though the waist area fit snugly. The look wasn't flattering and the material was a bit cheap looking in person.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
March 17, 2011

This dress was weird. I'm 105 lbs, 34C and it was tight on my hips and chest but too loose on my waist. The fabric was also fluffier than I expected.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
December 14, 2011
Such an amazing dress!!!

This dress was perfect for the Christmas party. It fit a little small in size 0 throughout the rear so I'm glad I ordered size 2 as well. I received lots of compliments. I felt so classy and sexy all night.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 19, 2011
Great Christmas pictures!!!

There is glittery threading woven in through out and it looks great in pictures! The only downside is it is not stretchy at all! Order a size up if you have larger hips.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
May 25, 2012
Small on bottom, but hot!

It is very fun and unique. The black stretchy side panels are more prominent than they appear in the photo. The dress is made of a wooly fabric and is fully lined, so its warm. And it runs very small through the hips- if you have a curvy rear, this dress might not work for you. I ordered a size up, and the dress was a little tight on the bottom (still ok) but the top was a little loose (I'm smaller-busted). As an alternative, I love the Lela Rose Galaxy Tweed dress which I also rented- a much more generous fit and very similar fabric, but a more conservative cut.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
June 13, 2012
Beautiful!

I wore this for a summer wedding. I received a lot of compliments. The fabric feel like linen and the shiny part is threading woven into the dress. The only problem I had was that it was narrow in the hips and it had no stretch. I loved the color!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 3, 2012
Pretty But Small

The dress is beautiful but ran small around my thighs

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 4, 2012
I was very pleased with this dress. It paired great with accessories and a blazer that I already owned.

This dress was amazing.. I suggest going a size up. I am 5'8", 130lbs, and I ordered the size 4, which I found to be too tight. Nonetheless, I looked great in it, and received major compliments. I paired it with a black blazer, and some structured black heels, to keep up with the futuristic edge look of the dress. Minimal jewelry. My first Proenza dress and I would DEFINITELY go back for another..

IsisSeptember 4, 2012
I like your look! Short hair looks great with this!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 6, 2012
Very pretty, but a little smal

I loved the fabric on this dress, but it was really tight. I usually wear a 2 or a 4 and I should have ordered a 6 in this style.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 17, 2012
This dress didn't work for me.

I ordered my usual size and the size up based on the reviews that the dress is slim, both were much much too tight. I could barely get the larger size over my hips which is unusual as I am very petite. The stylists were helpful in getting me something else in time for my event, though.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
February 11, 2013
The dress is amazing but size up!

The dress is very fitted in the legs and stomach with very little give. I am usually a 2 - ordered a 2 and a 4 and would have preferred a 6 instead.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 28, 2013
Loved the material and the colors!

I am a size 0/2 but the woman said to order a 2 because it runs a little small. However, I am a size D chest and there was noooo room for them whatsoever. There is not much give. However, needing to breathe was unnecessary because I looked fabulous.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
May 19, 2013
Perfect!

I wore this dress to my prom. It was beautiful -- the fabric is stunning up close, and it translates really well in photos. The only problem I had with it was that the fabric is a bit thick. As previous reviewers have noted, the dress fits tight in the hips, but it was flattering. I would order a size larger than you normally get -- I'm a 0 and wore a 2, which fit perfectly except for the stomach. It was loose around my stomach, though, and occasionally bunched up in pictures. No problems with it riding up though. Very comfortable too. In general, I LOVED this dress. It was interesting without being out-there, and was exactly what I wanted. I was so, so happy with it, and would absolutely recommend it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 10, 2013
Beautiful dress, but not for me

This is a unique and beautiful dress, but did not fit me right. It scrunched and clumped around the waist and was hard to get into. I didn't really like the fabric. There was some confusion in the delivery to the hotel so I ended up wearing one of my own dresses to the birthday party I was going to.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 161lbs
July 29, 2013
The fabric of this dress makes it more of a fall or winter dress in my opinion.

The dress was very tight around the hips and thighs and had no stretch. I knew it likely wouldn't work but gave it a shot anyway. Even if the dress had fit, I probably wouldn't have worn it in the middle of June in 100 degree heat as the fabric seems much better suited for cooler weather!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 24, 2013
Fun party dress

I wore this dress to my 10 Year High School Reunion - I obviously wanted to stand out from the crowd (LBDs everywhere) and look great. This dress was definitely fun (love the color and cutouts) but it fits a little weird. I usually wear a 4 or 6 in dresses, but I almost wish I had gotten an 8. The hips were super tight, but the top (including the black cinched in section) was pretty baggy. I don't have huge boobs, maybe if I did this would fit better. The dress kept shifting around my hips and the side seam would end up in front, so I was constantly adjusting all night. I'm glad I wore it but it's by no means my favorite rental.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
October 21, 2013
Beautiful Color Dress

I rented this dress for my anniversary but I couldn't fit in :( I was so dissappointed because I really liked the color but I couldn't even close the zipper ... def runs small and the back up size was not available. :( I will advise to order one-two size up if possible especially those lucky lady out there that have been blessed with wide hips :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 6, 2013
Not my favorite RTR dress.

I ordered a 6 and an 8. The 6 ran rib-crushingly small in the waist, and while the 8 was comfy in the waist, there was a ton of extra fabric in the belly area, which was unflattering. So, comfort, or flattering??? I went flattering, and took off the dress the moment dinner was over... The dress wasn't nearly as shimmery in the evening light, and the length was a bit matronly on my shorter 5'4" frame. I felt more like a politician's wife than a not date : ( I still love you though, RTR!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 11, 2014
The dress was beautiful, and I received tons compliments through the night

Its a beautiful woven fabric, but does not give and runs a little small. It sat very tight at the hip, and sadly the next size up was not available. It was not the most comfortable dress I have worn, but it was worth it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 5, 2014
Elegant and sparkly!

Just like the other reviewers, I thought this dress ran small and has no give in the fabric and was tight in the hips and a little too loose in the waist. But it is a beautiful dress, wonderful metallic tweed fabric.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 22, 2014
Fit great but wrong material for my event

This dress is very pretty but the material is definitely more tweed than the photos show. The two dresses I received (size 2 and 4) were a little worn out (frayed material) so I could not wear this dress to the semi-formal wedding I was attending. Luckily RTR made up for it by overnighting me a replacement dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
June 3, 2014
Could not wear it

Dress is pretty but material has basically no stretch to it so even though I usually wore an 8 to 10, size 10 was too small for me especially at the hips.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 11, 2014
The dress was beautiful.

I ordered both a zero and two; the dress runs small and tight all over so I wore the two. Also,, I thought the fabric would be a shiny patent but it turned out to be a woven dresses- the threads seem to fray a little all over. Still, I really like the dress and it looked great for the wedding- just a little warm for summer,

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 31, 2014
not my favorite ..

The dress runs small - I barely fit in the 6. It's much darker in person than in the photo too. Didn't wear, went with another RTR dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 17, 2014
Not being able to get in this dress??

This dress is for someone with no curves.... And fits 2 sizes smaller than listed ..... Curvy women - don't bother !

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
October 30, 2014
Received numerous compliments on this dress from everyone!

The fit is pretty tight so do some crunches before wearing this number unless you don't mind a little muffin popping out. I'm usually a size 0 and wore the size 2. The material is thick, almost like tweed, but it was comfortable in an October wedding. The neckline looks better in person and very unique.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 4, 2014
I wore this for my rehearsal dinner and got tons of complements

I'm quite tall and wound up going a size up for a better fit around my hips, though the waist wound up being a little loose.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
August 12, 2010

My new favorite dress on the site! Runs very narrow through the hip and thighs so I suggest sizing up. A GORGEOUS fit and color!

Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
October 20, 2010

This is a beautiful dress. The colors are mesmerizing and the fabric is beautiful. I usually wear a size 0 but this size was too narrow through the hips and caused an unflattering gathering/bunching in the stomach area. The size 2 fit better at the hips but unfortunately it was too large in the bust area. Wish this could have worked out as it is a stunning dress.

Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
November 16, 2010

This is a tricky one. While absolutely gorgeous, the fabric isn't what I was expecting at all--it's almost tweedy. As other reviewers have mentioned, the dress runs extremely tight through the hips...I usually wear a size 4 and ordered a size 6, and it still clung around my bum (but was gaping at my chest). Needless to say I didn't end up wearing the dress, although I would have if it had fit! (I wear size 27 jeans if that helps) So unique and beautiful--if you're not a pear, go for it!

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
January 3, 2011

I was SO disappointed with this dress. It looks much better in the picture. First, I think the fabric looked cheap. It's almost like a tweed & in the picture it almost looked like it's be stretchy & metallic-y. Not the case. It also looked very worn. Also the fit was ALL wrong. I usually wear a 4 & ordered a size up but it still did not work. The top fit fine, but the bottom was very loose (and I have a plump :) butt) so I was shocked. Also, I'm 5'5 and it hit just above the knee so it wasn't as short as I was expecting. All in all, I would not recommend this since there are so many other amazing dresses to choose from.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2011

I am usually a 0 and for this dress a 2 fit me perfectly. I absolutely LOVED wearing it and felt like a supermodel.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
May 24, 2012
Great dress, unforgiving

This dress is gorgeous but definitely runs small and is not forgiving. Wouldn't recommend for a wedding if you want to move around and dance! Wish I could've worn it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 114lbs
April 8, 2013
Loved the shine!

This dress definitely runs small, so definitely get a size up as your extra. I loved how there was a metallic hint running through the tweed. It made for an amazing shine in the light!

Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
November 16, 2010

Fantastic dress. The material surprised me - wool with larger piles across the darker areas. There is also less stretch in the fabric, so anticipate a closer, less flexible fit around the tush. The dress stood up against an evening of heavy dancing and still looked great when I hung it up at the end of the night.

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