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Sapphire Fairy Tale Dress

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Stylist Notes

Exclusive to Rent the Runway! Rent this Sapphire Fairy Tale Dress by Thread Social for any cocktail party or birthday and strut your stuff. Wear with a pair of fabulous pumps and the kate spade accessories' Solarium Bib Necklace to complete the look!

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 sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted - waist band is very fitted slightly above natural waist; band has no give
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt not fitted around hips and pleating conceals lower abdomen and hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model) - tall or curvy women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or NuBra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11'')

Size & Fit Notes

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 sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted - waist band is very fitted slightly above natural waist; band has no give
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt not fitted around hips and pleating conceals lower abdomen and hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model) - tall or curvy women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or NuBra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11'')

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Product Details

Sapphire silk. One shoulder neckline with two back straps. Black trim at waist, hem, and along back straps. Pleated bodice. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 33'' from shoulder to hem.

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158 reviews

Fit
Small 54
True to Size 83
Large 20
Photos 52
Alexandra
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 18, 2011

Great back, fun party dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I really liked this dress for the unexpected back and it looked just like the picture. Allow yourself a little extra time, and maybe have a friend's help, because getting the straps buttoned on this dress is not that easy. The dress is true to size, but at 5'-8" it was really short on me. You might want to consider wearing tights. I wore cowboy boots with it; if I had worn heels I definitely would have added tights. The package came with fashion tape and I definitely used it as the non-shoulder side could be recipe for a wardrobe malfunction. This dress was cute for the formal dinner and fun for the partying after!
Amy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 5, 2011

Beautiful Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved the color and shape of this dress. The band at the waist was a little tight compared to most size 4s but still fit nicely. My only complaint is that the straps are a little hard to put on.
A2Fashionlover
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 6, 2011

Lots of compliments!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
First rental from RTR and loved it! I wore this to a wedding in NYC recently. Unfortunately the 6 was not available for the date I needed, so I got a 4 and 8. I had no chance of zipping the 4 (I'm usually a 4 or 6). The 8 zipped fine, but I definitely do not have a large enough chest for this dress (I'm a small B). The double-sided fashion tape was a definite necessity, and it lasted most of the evening until the last half hour or so on the dance floor. The tape was needed on the top and side of the side without the strap.
Brianna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Dec 14, 2011

Almost...

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful dress. I loved it so so much, unfortunately, the event I was going to called for dancing! My opinions are in line with other reviewers. The band around the rib cage has no give so you have to be juuuust the right size for it to work. The straps in the back are adjustable, and adjustments to those make a big difference in how it fits. The bust of the dress is a bit large so you will probably need fashion tape to hold the strapless side onto you so there's no side-boob. I used fashion tape with the dress when I tried it on and you couldn't tell there was a problem. If I were going to a non-dancing event I would have worn it in a heart beat, but I didn't want a wardrobe malfunction on the dance floor. I wore a size four and the band around the rib cage fit me just fine (my rib cage is 30'' in that area when I'm exhaling). I'd say it runs small in every department but the bust. The fabric is beautiful and I was bummed it didn't work!
crystal
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 13, 2012

Loved dress but didn't fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I was really excited to wear this dress to a party this past weekend, however when I received it it did not fit. After reading other reviews I decided to order a size up which was my mistake. It zipped fine and fit ok at the waist, the issue for me was the bust. I wear a full C but the dress did not cover my chest on the sides. I tried different ways of securing it and I could not find a way that covered me while not distorting the look of the dress. The dress was also a bit shorter than I had expected. I am about 5'7 and the dress fell above mid thigh on me. I really wish it had worked out because the dress was beautiful. The material was lighter than I had expected. The dress also featured two pockets which I thought was fun! My experience with rent the runway was a good first one even though the dress didn't work out. The dress arrived when expected and it was easy to return. I will definitely rent again!
Callie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 2, 2012

Too Short, Strange Fit

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was WAY too short. Even with tights, I thought it looked inappropriate. Also the chest area is very strange. You have to be very big chested to fill it out, but it provides very little coverage. I had to return it. Sad, because it looks great in the picture.
MT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Mar 24, 2012

Didn't work for me... :(

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I have had success with other RTR dresses, but not this one. My body type just didn't work for this dress. I couldn't comfortably wear the dress without my chest seemingly being exposed out the sides and (as said in other reviews), this dress is a little too short for my comfort. I didn't feel like trying to adjust all night, so I passed on wearing this one.
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 18, 2012

Sexy Goddess Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I loved this dress! Even though it was a little tight in the bodice, it still felt good to wear, plus I felt very sexy wearing it--I felt like a goddess!
Jenna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 13, 2012

Not my favorite

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The one shoulder fits kind of bad. It was a little too loose for my liking and made my boobs look funny. The strap was too long so I didn't get to wear it but luckily the RTR team over nighted me another option so all was well in the end.
Angela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 14, 2012

Conservative and fun

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to my partner's work ball. It was conservative and appropriate from the front with a bit of fun in the back. Very cute and comfortable.
Katharine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 21, 2012

Goes with anything

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is so cute and goes with anything. Can dress it up or down. The back is extremely low cut, yet still very flattering. Fashion tape is needed to tape the side down so you don't see bra. Would definitely rent again!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 23, 2012

would def rent this again!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I looooved this dress! It was freezing at the venue but i took my blazer off so everyone could see the back. The back is very open, which was was great for me but not what i was expecting. If you have any back fat concerns or absolutely need to wear a bra this isn't the right dress. I really liked it though and it transitioned to going out after really well.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 28, 2012

Pretty but didn't wear it

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress when it came but unfortunately wasn't able to wear it. I got two sizes, 2 and 4. The midsection has no give to it and my ribcage was too large, couldn't zip it up. The midsection of the 4 fit but the bust was way too big. Sadly, I couldn't wear it but thankfully I had a back up dress from RTR that fit like a glove!
Sabrina
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Sep 13, 2012

Everyone loved my dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Just a little tight around the ribs but other than it was perfect!
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

Absolutely love this dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was the 2nd time I rented this dress for a wedding. Both times I wore it I recieved nothing but compliments throughout the night. This is a very well-made, flattering dress. I ordered a size 0 and 2 and ended up wearing the 2 both times. I found the 0 to be too short and a little too tight. This dress seems to run on the short side in terms of length and it definitely had a little extra room in the bust area - I probably could've been able to pin some fabric back but it wasn't enough that it posed a problem. Gorgeous dress, would highly recommend!
Kristen
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

Perfect for a typcial East coast wedding - simple, but one-strap makes it interesting.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Waistband fits a bit tight. Bust is extremely loose. I am a 34 B and had to use lots of double sided tape to keep the top fitting well and looking nice. Length was perfect for a wedding.
Laurie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 24, 2012

Great color and style!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress features buttons on straps so you can alter for your torso length. Buttons don't stay well though!
Megs
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 25, 2012

Back of this dress is amazing :)

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this to a wedding and got so many compliments on the back and the lay of the dress, worth buying some fashion tape and safety pinning the back just incase :)
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 26, 2012

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit everywhere except was a little tight in the bust area so I decided to wear something else.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 26, 2012

This dress was perfect for an afternoon wedding in June.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a friend's wedding. It was June in the south, so something shorter and not too heavy was definitely necessary. This dress was perfect for the occasion and a big hit with my friends. The top potion did run a bit big, but I fixed that with some 2-sided fashion tape and was good to go.
Adupre
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

I love this dress and got so many compliments on it.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The waist band is a little snug but was still comfortable.
Elle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Oct 5, 2012

Broken Zipper

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress as a backup for my birthday dinner. It is a beautiful dress, unfortunetly when I receved the dress the zipper was broken and therfore I was unable to wear the dress.
Emma
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Oct 12, 2012

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress and was so happy I rented it. The back is so sexy, the material is great, the color is beautiful, and it is the perfect length. I am fairly short (5'3") and it hit a couple inches above my knees - it showed a little leg, but was definitely not too short on me. The part just under the bust fit snugly but comfortably on me - I have about a 34" ribcage. However, the actual bust was large on me. This was easily fixable with a little bit of fashion tape on either side. I wore a statement necklace with it, like it's pictured, and got so many compliments. Great dress!!
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 14, 2012

This dress runs true to size/small. If you wear a 4, get an extra 6, not a 2!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The waist band on this is snug, which could turn into a con if you ordered your regular size & a size down, like I had. Another thing I would note about this dress is I did not like the clear buttons on the straps. I also wish the top were tighter-fitting. All around--the proportions were a bit odd. Have to admit it's a cute style though. Definitely worth a shot, provided you order the right size.
Shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 18, 2012

excellent

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress and got so many compliments! It was a little tight on me wear it cinched it, because it's not right under the bust or at the waist, but other than that, it was great! Loved it
Elle
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 25, 2012

Dress fit perfectly

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It fit well
Linyer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Nov 26, 2012

i got lots of compliments

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It is super short for a formal affair. i wore tights with it and it was fine, but without would have made me nervous.
Morgan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 12, 2012

Didn't work but it all worked out!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Unfortunately, neither of the sizes I ordered in this dress looked great on me. The dress itself was beautiful but just didn't flatter my shape. I contacted RTR immediately and had a credit to spend in the future!
Alana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 18, 2012

Lovely dress, but didn't end up wearing it

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful, but I am rather large chested for my body and did not feel secure in this dress wearing a sticky bra. I didn't wear it for fear of wardrobe malfunction, but it would probably work well for smaller chested ladies.
Vanessa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116 lbs
Jan 2, 2013

Beautiful color and material!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Unfortunately, I couldn't wear this dress for the reason I rented it, but I'm reviewing it for the benefit of others. The dress fit perfectly, except that the top was too big, and the back was too low to wear a bra. I don't have a tiny chest, but the top was too big and left gaps on either side so if I moved too much I would pop out. If I had the time to pin it, it would have been fine. However, this dress is really beautiful and could be worn for a lot of different events. It is a gorgeous deep blue color and even at 5' 2" it was about 3" above the knee. It is both chic and fashionable and was a real bummer that I couldn't wear it.
LJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 2, 2013

the back makes it

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
the back of this dress is really just so amazing and turns this otherwise plain dress into something really special
Caitlin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 3, 2013

Love it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was a little shorted than I though, and I have short legs. The waist fit true to size.
Sofia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Jan 4, 2013

Looks better on the model.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress was my original pick for New Years. However my first order from RTR got caught up in the snow storm so it did not get delivered on time. RTR send me a back up dress and my original dress in a size 4 which was too small around the bust. In real person the dress looks more for a summer party rather than a New Year Event. The fabric is very light and the back is amazing , it was just to small. If you are bigger up top I would recommend going up a size. Other than that it was a great dress !
stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jan 8, 2013

Ringing in the New Year with style!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this for a New Year's eve party I hosted. I received so many compliments. I agree with the other review on that the dress has no give (good thing I ordered a size up!). The back is sexy but you have to be careful with the sides. I had to use some fashion tape to prevent any mishaps during the night. Overall I loved the look of the dress.
Natalyalisa
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 1, 2013

I think it would have been unforgettable if the dresses werent clearly over used!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The dress would have been perfect except-both dresses were clearly worn a lot. I called right a way,they were very sweet -returned them all for a credit. I didnt get to wear any. I am tryingRTR again. I felt there customer service was awesome.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 9, 2013

Gorgeous dress. Great material

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
True to size
Bry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 18, 2013

Not a very forgiving dress.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ended up not wearing this dress although it was very cute, the waist line around to the open back has no give whats so ever so every time you moved in it, everyone else could tell too. It just squeezed too much on that back line that I didnt feel comfortable enough to wear it all night.
Kay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 19, 2013

Great experience!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress to wear on my birthday. It was very nice, except they didn't send double sided tape, and my bra kept showing. Other than that, it was a great experience and I will definitely rent again! It was very comfortable, but fit a lot longer on me than the model!
meredith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132 lbs
Mar 21, 2013

pretty, but not very well fitting

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I hace a smaller cup size than most, so the side of the dress without the strap needed to be taped down to my chest. It was a little short, and not very flattering
Caitlyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 25, 2013

The back saves the dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I dont' think this dress photographs very well and I was a bit underwhelmed by it, but it was my only choice, so I made it work. The front of the dress is... meh. It does have pockets, which are pretty fun. The back of this dress saves it. The open back is flattering and makes this a much more interesting choice. A statement necklace is a must. As mentioned, the dress is quite unforgiving around the ribcage. The 2 was unavailable so I took a risk and ordered the 0, which I ended up wearing. It certainly did not leave much room for deep breaths and I have a small rib cage. If you have a wide ribcage, definitely order up a size.
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