Adrianna Papell

Illusion Gown

$180 retail

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Stylist Notes

A floral-lace inset highlights the plunging illusion neckline of this gracefully flowing gown by Adrianna Papell, styled with a pleated bodice and banded waist.

Also available in Blush.

Size & Fit

This gown runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn without a bra. Built in bodice for support.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch

Product Details

Black chiffon (100% Polyester). Gown. Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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128 reviews
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(4)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38G
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210lbs
January 5, 2018
It was comfortable and slimming

The dress was a lovely black dress. The fabric was light so it would be perfect for summer event, because it was very hot within the ballrooms. The waist embellishments was very flattering! I have a very large bust (38 G) so I had to wear a skimpy push-up bra, but lace detailing was perfect to disguse the obscene show underneath. I always wear long gowns so as to wear flats and I can dance the night away, which I did :-) . But the dress was long without heels. I always HATED the open slit in the front, so I pinned it closed.

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Size worn:
20R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
January 29, 2018
So amazing

This dress was amazing!! It fit was awesome and it was so flattering. It was comfortable in every way whether it be sitting, dancing, walking ...ect. I recommend this dress over and over again!! It was my first time using RTR and I could not be happier!!!

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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
February 2, 2018
Perfect fit, super comfortable!

This dress fit like a glove! I'm usually a 12 or 14 - in this dress I opted for the 14 because the waistline doesn't have any stretch. Like other reviews of this dress, the zipper was very difficult! Definitely needed someone else to get it all the way to the top. The long length was perfect, I'm 5'8" and wore 3.5" heels. The slit was my favorite part and offset the high neckline. All in all perfect dress for the occasion, I would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
20R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Age: 38
February 4, 2018
So many compliments

The dress makes you feel so glamourous. Perfect length, i worn a 20R and i am 5'7. Perfect!!!!

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210lbs
February 11, 2018
Black Tie Winter Wedding

This was not my first choice but ended up being great! I am 5'6" and usually wear a 14/16. The 16 fit grear but the waist band was super tight. I'm a C cup --when renting this for yourself keep that it mind!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
February 8, 2018
Great fit and style

Loved the details on this dress, the front is very flattering. The length of the dress and the length of the slit in on the leg was perfect

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
February 25, 2018
Beautiful dress but to small

This dress was beautiful but couldnt get it zipped up at the rib cage.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 32DDD/E
March 13, 2018
Beautiful dress!

It was such a comfortable dress. It comes down very low in the back and front but has cups built into it. The zipper is difficult to get all the way up.

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Top Contributor
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
March 30, 2018
Very long!

Rented this for a burn victim gala and it was absolutely perfect! It was a bit longer than expected, but that just made me feel all the more dramatic :)

Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 225lbs
April 1, 2018
Love this dress!

I wore this for my husbands Fire Department gala. It was so comfortable and easy to dance the night away in! The zipper was slightly hard to zip up the top but it was fine. It fit true to size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 168lbs
April 11, 2018
Tough zipper, elegant gown!

Great fit and length, hard to zip! Elegant and flowy, comfortable for dancing!

Size worn:
20L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 30DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 250lbs
April 14, 2018
Love this dress!

I usually wear size 18, but wore size 20 for this dress. The zipper is hard to zip up, but otherwise this dress fit perfect! I was a little worried about not being about to wear a bra, but there is padding & fits pretty tight so I was comfortable! Got so many compliments on this dress! Love it would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Bust size: 36D
April 18, 2018
I'm 5'10", ordered a long and glad I did. The length was perfect and the dress was gorgeous

Great fit, make sure you have a backless bra on hand or are okay with going without.

Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
April 19, 2018
Elegant and classy!

The dress fit perfectly. I'm 5'8" and with 3 inch heels it was still the perfect length, barely skimming the floor. I wore this to a fundraising gala and felt so elegant! I'll definitely be renting this dress again. (My only issue was the zipper was very hard to get up and even harder to get down!)

MalloryApril 19, 2018
This was super helpful! You and I have very similar body types so I was so happy to see your review! I think I'm going to go with this one for an upcoming event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 205lbs
May 1, 2018
Perfect for a black tie event

Absolutely gorgeous. I couldn't get the latch at the top to participate and couldn't get the last 3 inches zipped up. I so wanted to love this one on my body as much as I loved it in the app

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
May 8, 2018
Compliments all night

Great dress for a black tie event. Got compliments all night and it's extremely comfortable. Spent 2hrs dancing in it and never felt restricted.

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Size worn:
18R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215lbs
May 13, 2018
This was my backup, but it's still amazing!

I didn't end up wearing it too the event however I did try it on and it was amazingly gorgeous! Perfect for any black tie occasion! I would suggest not wearing a bra with it

Size worn:
18L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
May 15, 2018
Beautiful dress

Wonderful fit, definitely recommend renting the long length. I'm just about 5'8 and with low heels this dress barely grazes the ground. The 4 star rating is because of the zipper, which seems to be common throughout reviews. It is rather difficult to get past the empire waist ribbon. Also, the chest area has partially stitched in pads, which is not inclusive to all breast sizes. Overall beautiful dress. The boyfriend wants to buy it for me so we have it for later use. Thanks RTR!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 42C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 250lbs
May 29, 2018
Couldn't fit the dress, it was way too small

I was unable to wear either size, unfortunately the cut of the dress made for a very small fit! Had to find a different outfit for my birthday party.

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 4, 2018
Lots of compliments

Well, I'm regularly a size 8 in dresses. However, the 8 was small in the chest (36D). I want a size 10, but it was a big in the waist. However, the cut of the dress made it unnoticeable. I would have the girls comfortable than struggling to breathe. Lol.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
June 9, 2018
Black dress

Beautiful! Couldn't wear because band around waist was TOO tight. Everywhere else fit perfectly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
June 16, 2018
Didn't like it

The top was too baggy and made me look larger

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 29, 2018
The slit was hardly noticeable

I didn't like the extra material on the hips, but the center neck line was pretty

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
July 3, 2018
Perfect for a black tie wedding

This dress was great! It made me feel fancy yet comfortable. I received tons of compliments on the dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 18, 2018
Beautiful elegant dress

Runs true to size. Very elegant, the lace detail is beautiful.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
August 13, 2018
Gorgeous dress!

Great dress for pear shapes like me! I am a 12 in tops with a bra size of 36D and 18 in pants. This dress was very flattering and I could have even gone down a size.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 12, 2018
The packaging was amazing! Easy return also

Fit was perfect. I'm 5'6" and used a small heal still. Did not need a bra because of padding. Was perfect!

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
September 22, 2018
Didn't wear this out.

This dress is so soft and very comfortable! I felt like I was wearing a nightgown, although it definitely doesn't look like one. The skirt is light and flows, but has a very sexy slit on one leg. This would be a great dress for someone with a baby bump- a lot of stretch in the skirt. I am 5 months post-partum and while I liked this a lot, I went with another dress because I felt like this one accentuated what's left of my own baby bump (I have not been very adamant about losing the weight FYI!).

Size worn:
18R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Bust size: 36DDD/E
October 9, 2018
I felt confident!

I rented this for a firefighters ball. I had a baby last year and my body isn't what it used to be. The fit was very flattering, I have big hips and breasts so this fit just right.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
October 24, 2018
Beautiful lace front!

Dress is beautiful. Loved the plunging back and laced cleavage. Offers enough support to wear bra less. Zipper placement and waist band are extremely fitted compared to the rest of the dress.

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Size worn:
20R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
November 3, 2018
Flattering dress with open back

This dress is very flattering. I loved the slit in the skirt and the open back. There is no stretch to the dress so I would recommend sizing up. I'm smaller chested and wore it without a bra with no problems. For bigger chested women i think it would be difficult to find a bra that would work with it since the back cuts so low. I wore it with a backwards necklace and got a ton of compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 6, 2018
Loved the open back

I wore this dress for a black tie event and got a lot of compliments. It was very long and fit perfect with my heels. My only complaint is that the zipper in this dress was difficult to get up past the belt.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
November 13, 2018
Glamorously sexy yet conservative

I sized down on this dress because I have a small bust and waist. I loved this dress because it was comfortable yet glamorous. However, there's a big risk of looking frumpy so definitely accessorize in the right way.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
November 16, 2018
Classy dress for a black tie wedding

Wore this dress for a black tie wedding and I absolutely loved it!! The slit kept it fun but was very classy overall, I received compliments all night! Ran true to size and fit perfectly!

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Size worn:
20R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
November 22, 2018
Was in a pinch for a Bridesmaid's (Maid-of-Honor) Dress

I was in a pinch for a bridesmaid's (Maid-of-Honor) dress.... went to RTR and loved all my options. The Sales Associates at the Georgetown store were extremely helpful! The wedding was in Kentucky, so we had 2 sizes shipped to the bride's house. Returning was simple -- threw it in the mail before I left. Didn't have to worry about losing it in my luggage or anything! Was a seamless experience and transaction. Will definitely be back!!! :-)

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 36
December 4, 2018
Amazing dress!!

The dress arrived on the exact delivery but quite late in the evening. It's great RTR gives you a free second dress size because I needed it. I received lots of compliments and I was very comfortable. Felt like a princess!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 245lbs
December 10, 2018
Small but pretty

To small to wear but great quality and very pretty

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 33
December 19, 2018
Beautiful dress that fit perfectly

The dress was perfect and this was my first rtr experience! Definitely renting from rtr again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 243lbs
December 31, 2018
Classy and Comfortable

I wore this to a black tie wedding. I was comfortable all night long and it was truly stunning.

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Size worn:
12P
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
January 4, 2019
The style of the dress couldn't have been more perfect and gave a boost of confidence!

I ordered the 12P and 12R. I tried both on but the 12P fit the best. I wore platform heels to help with the length since I'm 4'11" and it worked out perfect! The lace detailing is really pretty and isn't as sheer as I thought so I didn't have to worry about it being too revealing. The zipper was a bit challenging and requires extra help to zip completely up. Ultimately, I loved the dress, I danced all night in it and hope to find an occasion to rent it again! Thank you RTR!!!

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