Sequin Inserts Mini Dress

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$750 retail

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Stylist Notes

The Sequin Insert Mini Dress is back! Rent the newly styled Robert Rodriguez dress for anything and everything. It is an absolute must rental of the year!

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup - fuller busted women should size up
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted throughout; ruching and sequin inserts are flattering on all body types
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted through; for curvy women, size up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'8''.)

Product Details

Black. 100% stretch silk with gold sequin embellishment. Ruching detail throughout body. Gold zipper trim. Tube construction with boned bodice for support. Hidden side zip. 25" from top of bodice to hem. Model's height is 5'9".

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134 reviews
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Large
(24)
True to Size
(94)
Small
(17)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 3, 2011

This dress was a disappointment. It looks beautiful here, but I ordered a size two, and a backup of a size 4. All I got was two size fours. I had to wear a size 4 because I didn't have anything else, it was huge. The two dresses looked COMPLETELY different. One of the dresses had zippers where the gold was and the sequence was a copper instead of the color you see advertised here. It looked as if it was a knock-off to be honest. The dress is huge in the top and it is an awkward length for anyone below 5'5. If the dress was properly delivered to me in good condition and the correct size maybe it would be different. Also, the body of the dress was poking out of both dresses the entire night digging into my skin. I only recommend this dress if they are more careful with what they send out to you than they did for me.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
January 4, 2011

The dress is pretty and I definitely felt cool wearing it because the only other dress I've worn over like $300 was my wedding dress but it bunches up funny where the zipper is and the inside straps really are a nuisance (as the other reviewers said). Also, it was too big in the bust for me (I'm a small B).

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
April 24, 2011

You could tell this dress had been rented 1-million times. It was frumpy & a few of the ribbing-pipe was poking through. Was bummed b/c this dress could have looked really hot, but it was a little too worn-out.

Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
April 27, 2011

This dress does NOT look like a designer dress. It looks like it is from charlette rousse or forever 21 and if you don't have big hips I definitely do not recommend it. The fit around the hips was really stretched out and the size 2 was way too long (went to right above my knee). The material is cheap and the sequins are falling off/CHEAP. I ordered a 2 and 4 and they were entirely too big. Hope this helps (if you are deciding between this and another one and can't decide, DO NOT GO WITH THIS ONE).

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
June 6, 2011

I got a 0. It was still too big. I had to leave the hanger straps on and wear those as normal straps. Other than that, it looked nice. It just wasn't what I was expecting or what I wanted.

Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
June 28, 2011

It may have been because I am shorter than the model in this picture, but the dress looked awkward long. I usually wear a size 0 and the 0 in this dress ran awfully large (for me at least), to the point where the dress looked rather bulky. The hanger straps were an issue too, but regardless I received MANY compliments on the dress.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
August 30, 2011

This dress had a horrible bulge at the bottom of the zipper. Too much fabric there. It was not wearable. RTR replaced it. I didn't see anyone else mention this. Hope it was just the one dress.

TaraAugust 30, 2011
Hi! Was the R short with flats or heels? I'm 5'8 1/2", and plan on wearing flats - L or R better? Thanks!
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
October 12, 2011

I didn't understand this dress. The last Robert Rodriguez dress I rented was a 4 and was too small. So I sent it back and this time the 4 was too big. It was loose in the hip area (I'm a 29 waist) and the top kept sliding down . I loved the look of the dress so much, but probably needed a size smaller and didn't have time to exchange it. I woudl definitely recommend trying it out as it's very pretty in person.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 23, 2012
Great times in a great dress!

I wore this dress to my sorority formal this January and got a lot of compliments on it. I ordered the 4 and the 6, I usually wear a 4, but I probably could have worn the 2. Looked great anyway though and nice sequins.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
June 16, 2012
Winter Formal

The dress came on time, but ran a little big. Also the zipper bunched or gapped on the side, so I had to pin it. But overall I liked the dress! And received numerous compliments!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
August 10, 2012
Great Dress!

Needed a dress for my 25th birthday in Vegas, and this was it! Beautiful dress! It seemed that the size was larger than I expected. Usually a 4, but the 2 fit the best. Best thing though, is that you can get both sizes, just in case! Also they send a prepackaged envelope to put the dresses in which makes it super easy to return! Just find a blue post office box, and you're set! Great experience!

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
August 17, 2012
Girls Night Out

This dress was perfect for my friends golden birthday in Chicago. It was not as snug as I would have liked, but overall a great dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
September 13, 2012
Great dress!

The dress was great. Normally, I wear either a 6 or 8; however, I read the previous reviews saying that the dress runs small. So, I rented the 8 and 10. I was swimming in the 10, and the 8 was still really big on me. If I rented the 6, I would have LOVED this dress. Either way, the dress was GORGEOUS! Even more so in person. There were a couple of problems with the boning structure of the dress poking you sometimes. Overall, this dress was great. I wish I got the right size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 2, 2012
Very Pretty Dress

This dress runs very big. I ordered a 4 and a 6 because I was reading other clients said this ran small or true to size. I normally wear a 2 or a 4 and the 4 was too big.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
October 15, 2012
amazing dress! sexy yet comfortable!

i wore this dress in las vegas for my bachelorette party and got so many compliments! it is the perfect dress for vegas. tight but flattering, short but not too short, and the sequins add just the right amount of party of flare! i highly recommend this dress!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 136lbs
October 29, 2012
Very comfortable dress, and photogenic dress; wore this to homecoming and recieved many compliments!

I received size 4 (which I wore, I normally wear size M, 8 in juniors) and a size 6 for back up. The boning on the right side of the dress was worn and the back up dress was missing completely. The dresses were beautiful but I think they need to be retired. I absolutely loved this dress and everybody said they loved it too!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
January 20, 2013
The dress is pretty but I didn't find it very flattering

The dress ran a little big and the sequins make areas of your body look not particularly flattering. Personally I think it didn't look good on me.

KateJanuary 20, 2013
I like it on you. Where did the girl next to you get her dress? it is exactly what i am looking for for my prom! thanks
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 31, 2012
it was a very nice dress.

it runs a tad big, but other than that the dress is perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 4, 2013
This was a beautiful dress and I would totally reccommend it to anyone!

I got this dress for my sophomore year homecoming. It was gorgeous and I received lots of compliments! My dress size is a 0 or a 2 depending on the designer. I ordered a 2 and a 4 because those were the smallest sizes. The only problem I had was that I tried on the 2 and it was really big! It seemed like it got streched out by other people wearing it. I almost couldn't wear it, so I had to pin it. I suggest you go down a size because of this problem. The length was a little longer than expected, but I didn't mind. Overall, it was a great dress and I loved it! I would highly reccommend this dress!

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
January 28, 2014
Bad fit

I didn't end up wearing the dress because the fit was awkward. It was cut straight down and didn't come on at my waist like I thought it would. I would not recommend this for someone with curves! It looked much better on the hanger.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 27, 2014
Didn't fit

Got the 2 and 4 and the 2 was huge- that's why I always bring a backup! Sad the dress wasn't good but RTR was great and gave me a credit. I still use them all the time.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Age: 28
August 5, 2014
Would not rent again

The dress was much longer than expected and bunched out at the side.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
September 9, 2014
Classic dress with a touch of sparkle

The dress ran really big, and I should have ordered and wore an 8 instead of a 10. It was still a beautiful dress though and I received many compliments on it throughout the evening!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
March 22, 2013
Pretty, but not my fav.

So, as others have posted, this one has some bunchy areas in the fabric that you can't really fix. It was ok, but not overly flattering. I think it may look better on a taller girl with a bigger chest that my HUGE 32A chest (hahaha!). The quality is decent and it doesn't look cheap at all (which I find to be a problem with many sequin dresses). I needed to go down a size but even then wasn't getting the hour glass look I wanted. I didn't wear this for my event and wouldn't rent again....but it could look really good on the right person.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 15, 2010

This dress runs a little small if you have any hips! I ordered a 6 and an 8, but went with the 6 (the 8 fit better around the hips, was too big everywhere else). The zipper was a little tricky (even on the hanger), but I was able to get it up with a little effort. Going to the bathroom was pretty difficult, as this dress doesn't have any sort of give to it. I rec'd SO many compliments on this dress. I always know I'm wearing a knock out dress when random women come up to you and compliment you (we all know how catty some women can be!). Overall, I was very pleased with the dress.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 5, 2011

Absolutely gorgeous dress in person. However, if you have any curves whatsoever I do not recommend this dress for you. The side zipper was very difficult to get up, even on the hanger. The dress was tight through the hips,thighs, butt, and loose up top (and I'm a 34C). There was also a piece of bulging material (probably from the boning in the sides of the dress) that just wouldn't stay down. The hanger straps also kept peeking out of the top, very annoying. thank goodness i rented two dresses because this one was too tight and uncomfortable even in the larger size. I ended up wearing the Nicole Miller LBD, it was PERFECT...

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
April 25, 2011

This dress was not my favorite. I wouldn't rent this for a dance or a formal just because I felt uncomfortable the whole time. I kept having to pull my dress up and then pull my dress down. On top of it all, there were little pokey things on the bust line of the dress that kept poking me in the chest. I would be weary of renting again.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
May 27, 2011

This dress is gorgeous- however very uncomfortable. There is 'boning' that gives the dress shape- and it pinched into my back/hips when sitting. Perhaps a larger size would have helped but then the bust would have been to big. Disappointing considering how beautiful the dress was on the hanger and off (pain free when standing!).

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
November 7, 2011

This dress looked really cheap and the black portions of the dress were pilled. Not flattering. The dress went right back.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 30, 2011
It was a black and gold affair and my dress was the perfect fit. I received soooo many compliments it was unreal! The best part about the night was being with my friends and celebrating the successful fundraiser my friend, Rachel, put together.

I loved the way this dress accented my curves. I am a petite gal and have a hard time finding a dress that is not too long, but not too short. My booty is significant and can fill out any skirt. Hence, the difficulty in finding a perfect dress. This one hit me in all of the right spots. The only issue I had with it is it irritated my armpit on the side where the zipper hook comes together. My strapless bra also kept falling so I would definitely go with a sticky bra next time.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123lbs
March 1, 2012
generally happy with it

I am generally a size 2 or 4 and I rented the size 4. It fit, but barely (which is why I stated that it runs small). Overall, I was happy with the dress and it is definitely a "statement." However, it did have some issues. First, it seemed a bit worn and I agree with the prior reviews that the hanger straps were problematic. I fixed it with dress tape, but it was annoying. Also, the dress kind of pooches out on the left so I felt like I had to constantly pull the dress down although I was probably the only one to notice it. It doesn't fit the way it looks on the model - she must a complete waif because it is much more tight fitting. I was glad I rented it and happy with the experience, and I got a ton of compliments on it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
August 23, 2012
Loved my birthday dress!!

I LOVED this dress! It was perfect for my birthday dinner and party with friends! I felt amazing with this dress on. I paired it with a leather jacket and gold sequins pumps. I didn't want to give it back. I wish I took more pictures of me in it but I was so caught up in the night I forgot... But definitely a must rent!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
October 17, 2012
Stunning!

This dress is absolutely beautiful in person. I rented it as my back up dress but didnt get to wear it it was also way too small. I would rent it again in a bigger size for my next party maybe new years!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
December 11, 2012
Beautiful dress, but too small for busty women

This dress was so cute and beautiful, but it was way too small on the top. It has straps inside to help hang it on the hanger, but they definitely wouldn't fit around anyone's bust bigger than a C. I have a DD and could zip it up until it got to my chest!! Still a really cute dress though, but anyone but a bust, size 10 or larger I don't think it would fit! My friend ended up wearing it though and she is a size 6!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 16, 2013
cute but didnt rock it bc it was my back up

ordered as my back up. i have wide hips and a small waist and i found this hard to get on. once on, it fit ok, kind of tight. the biggest turn off was how the sequined design in the middle by my waist didn't mold to my body and stuck out like an awkward bulge. other than that, it was cute, but my first choice looked better. wish i would have taken a picture.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
April 14, 2013
This dress was very ill fitting and did not flatter my figure at all.

Cons: not figure flattering, the stripes make you look larger than you are

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 3, 2014
Statement-making little dress

I liked this dress but it is easily the smallest, tightest thing I've ever worn, at least in the last 10 years. I found it to be quite short (I'm 5' 3" and it hit about mid thigh). The boning isn't terribly strong so I had to pull it up pretty frequently. Otherwise, for the right occasion, I think this is a great party dress.

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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
May 13, 2011

I'm a size 0 and this dress was super tight in the hips - really weird fitting. Better for athletic types - if you have hips go one size up.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 8, 2012
The delivery was timely and I got a nice extra gift in the delivery. It was a seamless experience.

This dress was super cute for a work event in Vegas. It was glamorous without being too revealing. I would note that these are NOT vanity sizes, so you should order the next size up from what you might usually wear. Also, if you have any curves, the darts are cut a little bit high. Overall it looked great, but I would make sure you order two sizes the smaller one being a size larger than you normally wear anyway.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 9, 2012
Way too small and short!

The dress fit, but it was just a little too tiny - felt a little cheap.

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