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Sapphire Fairy Tale Dress

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$550 retail

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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'')

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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159 reviews
Fit
Large
(20)
True to Size
(85)
Small
(54)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 30, 2014
Wanted to love this dress

Pretty dress and material but the top was a little big. A lot of double sided tape is needed.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
November 20, 2010

The dress was beautiful. Loved the color, texture, everything about it except the top of the dress was a bit large. If you don't have large breast you will most likely swim in the dress on top.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
December 5, 2010

This dress would look cute on the right person, but unfortunately that person was not me. The waist runs pretty true to size, but the top is huge. I'm a B cup/size 4, and the top looked pretty bad. It was so loose and taping it didn't work well. The back is really lovely. I wish the front had been as well. It's also a good length - short but not too short. If you're a true hourglass with a tiny waist and large breasts, this dress was made for you.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
December 12, 2010

Not a cute fit. Although it says the model is 5'11", which I am too, it looked far shorter in real life. The bottom flared like a tutu and the top was saggy.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
January 10, 2011

This dress was so cute online and on the hanger. But the top was HUGE. I am usually a 6, but after reading the reviews on this dress, I decided to order a 4 just in case. I have a pretty good size bust and thought that at least the 4 would fit. But it was still waaay to big.

Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
September 14, 2011

I normally wear a size 4 in dresses, but I was encouraged to go down a size to fit my small bust (after reading past reviews) so I got a 2. The dress was a perfect fit- I'm small up top/at the waist with wider hips, so the style of the dress fit PERFECTLY. Got TONS of comments on it all night. Wish I could have kept it...

Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 14, 2011

I ordered this in a size 2. It was short, tight and there was a tear in the back of the dress. I ordered a size 4 back up and it was huge. You need to have a full bust to fill this. I was not satisfied with the dress at all.

Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Body type: Full Bust
October 17, 2011

I was hoping this dress would be perfect for a wedding 8 weeks after having a baby because all the reviews said you need a big bust. Just having had a baby, I have a HUGE bust. It was STILL too big! I was working with a 38EE. I found the size 10 to be perfect around my rib cage but way too big for my bust (2-3" too big). This dress is perfect for someone with a tiny rib cage and huge bust...huge. But, I agree...the fabric was great and the dress would have been gorgeous. It's hard to tell in the picture, but there is black piping along the seams which is a great touch.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
February 13, 2012
Loved dress but didn't fit

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!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 2, 2012
Too Short, Strange Fit

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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
January 2, 2013
Beautiful color and material!

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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
July 15, 2013
Didn't wear it, but beautiful dress!

I rented two dresses to choose from for a wedding a few weeks ago; I'm glad I got another dress! This dress is really pretty, but it doesn't fit well, unfortunately. I think it is for taller girls ;) Wish it would have fit! LOVED my other dress though!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 15, 2013
Loved it...

This dress is gorgeous but my shoulders are too small for the back straps, they were gapping in the back. Too bad its a great dress!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
March 10, 2014
It was a very nice dress and would have worked for the Black Tie Optional wedding.

Unfortunately, while the rib cage and shoulder straps fit, the chest area was too large for me. It would have taken some very strong double stick tape to keep it from puckering out at the side and some pinning even. This dress would be good for someone who has small waist but larger boobs.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
March 27, 2014
Pretty but wasn't for me

I was super excited to receive this dress and when I tried it on the top of the dress was too loose to wear. Fashion tape did not help for me. Unfortunately if your small chested this may not be the dress for you.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 27, 2014
loved this dress!

Definitely use the tape that RTR sends with the dress. It helps the strap and side by bust stay up. Otherwise I would have slipped out of the dress all night.

Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
May 10, 2011

I loved the dress. It fit true to size except for the top which was a bit large. I ended up pinning the straps tighter, however it only partially corrected the problem. I wouldn't recommend it if you are smaller around the bust area.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 13, 2012
Not my favorite

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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
March 21, 2013
pretty, but not very well fitting

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

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 4, 2014
Top runs big but cute dress

The top was definitely really big - had to use pins to keep the extra fabric in place. Loved the color!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 27, 2014
I loved this dress on the model but wasn't able to get the correct size- I went with another style.

I thought I needed a 2 but that wasn't available so I ordered a 4 and a 0. The 4 was HUGE and the 0 was actually just a pinch too tight. I think this dress is best for someone very busty, as the 0 was tight on my body but still pretty loose on top. Really pretty on the model but would probably have needed a ton of fashion tape to keep it in place

Overall fit:
Small
Height: 4' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
November 17, 2010

So I ordered two dresses for my sororities formal, a long dress to wear the dance then this dress to go out in. I ordered a 2 and a 4 in both dresses cause I can wear both sizes. I fit perfectly in the size 2 for the long dress and can't even fit in the 4 in this dress and I am a full C or small D cup and the breast part was HUGE. The dress is super cute though so I suggest if you want to rent this dress go for a bigger size and just pin the top part if that is an issue.

Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 26, 2011

I very much enjoyed my experience with RTR. This dress ran small for me in the waist, but I had plenty of room in the bust area. I usually wear a size 0 in other designer's clothing (like Shoshanna), but this dress in a size 2 was a snug fit. The dress is beautiful, is well-made, and has great details (piping and pockets). Loved it!

Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
August 12, 2011

I ordered a 6 and an 8 and neither one fit. I'm regularly a 6, but the back wouldn't even come close to closing and the 8 was snug with too much fabric in the bust. It's super cute, but I was super bummed :(

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Body type: Pear
August 31, 2011

Loved the look of this dress, however this dress was WAY too small. I ordered my usual size (8) (size 8 in all Banana Republic, J. Crew, BCBG, etc.) and a size (10). The size 10 waist was too small and the top was too loose. I am a 34 (big B- small C) and the left side was just too loose... Not enough coverage. I think the sizes are a little off... Good look to a dress, but the fit was just bad

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
October 13, 2011

I normally wear a 4 with it being to big uptop but the 4 that i rented kind of sufficated me. It was really tight around my ribs. So i would advise one size up. Other than that tho, the dress was the perfect length. It was perfect for the wedding i went to. It was great for my first rental.

Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
October 26, 2011

Very nice first rental. The dress runs slightly Small but roomy on top, and is very short. I normally wear a 6, ordered 6 and 8, and had to wear the 8. Great for the wedding, minus the top sliding around a bit while dancing and revealing my adhesive bra.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2011
Too small!

I should have read ALL the reviews. This dress is cute and would be perfect for someone shorter. I am tall and large busted (DD) and usually wear a 4 or 6. I ordered both sizes and both were WAY too small in the bust and WAY too short. Very cute dress though if someone has the perfect body for it!

JacquelynNovember 10, 2011
Does the dress have a purple hue to it or is it blue? Does the dress have a purple hue to it or is it blue?
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 136lbs
December 5, 2011
Beautiful Dress

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.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2011
Lots of compliments!

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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
December 14, 2011
Almost...

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!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 24, 2012
Didn't work for me... :(

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.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
April 23, 2012
The dress just made me feel super comfortable and confident, which definitely showed!

When I first got it I was a little apprehensive. The fabric wasn't what I thought, and the smaller size (8) fit, but not how I wanted it to. With a little tweaking, some fashion tape and safety pins, the 10 ended up working perfectly! The dress was really comfortable easy to move in. I couldn't wear heals with it though, it was way too short if I did (not that I mind, I can barely walk in them)! I'd been looking at this dress for a long time and I'm really glad I finally ordered it, it worked out great and was super easy to return, thanks RTR!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
June 18, 2012
Sexy Goddess Dress

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!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 23, 2012
would def rent this again!

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.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
October 9, 2012
This dress was super cute and super fun!

I loved this dress because it could have been dressed up or down. You could wear it with a cute pair of casual wedges, or to a date party or night out with a sleek pair of stilettos. It's navy, but looks black in the dark, so accessories were easy! Definitely a great dress, and my friends loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
October 14, 2012
This dress runs true to size/small. If you wear a 4, get an extra 6, not a 2!

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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
January 4, 2013
Looks better on the model.

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 !

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
January 23, 2013
I got so many complements on my look! Pair it with a colorful necklace and you're set!

Gorgeous Fit! It was a little tight around the ribs, but oh so flattering!

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 4, 2013
Great dress for a summer wedding.

I loved this dress. The fit was a little snug around my waste, but my rib cage is a little wide for my size, so that may have been what caused the tightness. Otherwise, a great fit for someone who is smaller.

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