Adrianna Papell

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$180 retail

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Stylist Notes

Textured lace makes this Adrianna Papell sheath feminine. Pair the crimson look with simple black stilettos.

Size & Fit

This dress 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:

Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Red lace (85% Cotton, 15% Nylon). ¾ sleeves. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Lace overlay. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 42” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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55 reviews
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(10)
True to Size
(17)
Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 22
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 44DD
Body type: Full Bust
December 13, 2015
Perfect Holiday Party Dress

I wore this to a holiday party, and it was perfect. I wear a 16, and rented the 16 and 18, and the 16 fit perfectly. On my screen, this looks a little more red, when in person, it was actually a darker burgundy, but that was fine (in fact, I preferred it). The black piping was a nice detail, and made it easy to wear with black heels. The length was a nice length for a cocktail party. I'm tall, so unfortunately, the sleeves hit right in the middle of my elbow, which is an awkward length, but if you don't have freakishly long arms like me, they should be a nice 3/4 length. The opaque "slip" is attached, and sleeveless, so you have to wear a strapless bra, or else straps would show through the lace. Overall, a festive party dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
December 15, 2015
Loved this look!

Rented for my company holiday party. Found out the day before that the 18 was returned damaged. RTR service was awesome and sent me another dress I liked, but I loved this. So I sure it even though the 20 was roomy. So many compliments and I truly felt amazing on this dress! So comfortable and looked great with black pumps!

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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 40B
December 21, 2015
Wore this dress to a holiday pops concert and dinner.

I am apple-shaped and tend to get a 16 to accommodate my tummy. This style fit perfectly in the 14W because of the style of the waist. My husband and friends thought I was a knockout!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
December 26, 2015
Worn for a holiday work party, gorgeous dress, good fit, arrived on time.

Absolutely gorgeous color and pattern on the dress, the pictures don't do it justice. Fit true to size, arrived on time, and I received a million compliments all night. I was actually sad to return it the next day.

Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 40DDD/E
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230lbs
December 27, 2015
Perfect fit! Danced all night.

Very comfortable, true to size, classy, elegant.

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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 41
February 10, 2016
Fun bday dinner

Fit was true to size, maybe even a little big. I normally wear size 16 but there was room around the waist and hips. I'm also short in the torso and wish this dress came in Petite because it was definitely too long in the torso for me. Had to use safety pins to pin up the extra fabric. You CAN see a bra strap behind the lace above the neckline of the dress.

Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 42DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
March 10, 2016
I got so many compliments on this dress. It's was comfortable and very flattering!

I'm very busty but there was plenty of room. I usually have to go a size up in dresses in order to accommodate my chest but the larger size wasn't available. This was so comfortable to wear all day and dance in!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
March 19, 2016
Lovely dress for a rustic wedding.

High quality lovely dress. Runs a little large, but I got compliments all night

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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
March 20, 2016
The color and quality of this dress is stunning!

I received so many compliments in this dress! The lining is a stretchy polyester, so it fits well and is very comfortable. The chest, back and arms are sheer, so you'll need to wear a strapless bra. The length is slightly longer than the model picture, but I think it was perfect for a more formal affair such as a wedding. The sizing might err on the side of running large, so I would recommend going smaller with your backup size (especially if you are average or small in the bust area - quite a bit of room there). The skirt has a slight A-line which is more forgiving than the sheath cut around the tummy. Overall, the dress is stunning, a beautiful deep red color, comfortable, and looks very sophisticated/expensive.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
April 12, 2016
Beautiful dress for engagement photos. Fit well. May even rent this one again!

The dress was more pink than the pictures, but it was very pretty with the overlay and eyelash detail around the bottom hem. The little black detailing at the neck and belt were perfect and gave the dress some personality. I wore the 16W - it fit very well. Great rental. Wear with strapless bra.

Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
April 20, 2016
I loved the dress! It made me feel really pretty. And the lace was beautiful.

#prom

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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Apple
March 22, 2016
The dress was super comfortable and I felt great in it all night.

I typically wear 20W or 22W depending on the dress, so I ordered a 22W with a 20W as my backup. The 20W fit nicely. The dress runs large and is long - even the 20W came past my knees and I wouldn't consider myself short. I was worried about looking matronly, but that was remedied by the right hair, jewelry and shoes. I wore the dress with a sticky bra (didn't have to worry about the band peeking out the back) and didn't feel the need to wear shapewear of any kind.

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 18
February 13, 2016
I feel like a princess!

I normally wear a 16 but the 14 fit so well! I love this dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 205lbs
March 28, 2016
Cute But Not Incredibly Flattering for an Hourglass

This dress was super cute - the lace is soft and not at all itchy, and the black detail was really sharp. The only downside (typical for this designer) is that the cut is not incredibly flattering for an hourglass shape, it made my waist look much bigger than it really is! I tried it with a belt but the fabric bunched up around it and looked weird. I rented it for my sister's spring daytime wedding to wear with black heels (the color coordinated with her wedding) but I ended up choosing a different dress because of the fit of this one. I typically wear an 18, and the 16W was roomy - I have a suspicion that the 14W might fit better, if its not overall too tight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
May 28, 2016
Love lace!

It was a little too big on me. I had to wear a nude colored bra because my other bra showed through the lace. The lace was beautiful though.

Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
June 15, 2016
Beautiful dress, GREAT service!

Love love love RTR! I found a really small hole in the dress I originally received and they overnighted a new dress! Awesome service! Dress is gorgeous. I sized up because I tend to be a little larger in the hips. Very comfortable. I felt like a rockstar all night!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 235lbs
July 18, 2016
I got lots of compliments with this dress. The lace and color was beautiful.

The pros are that you will look amazing. The cons are, there is not any cons...lol.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
August 27, 2016
Too sheer

I wish I could wear a normal bra with this dress, but the top was too sheer.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 42D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 245lbs
September 18, 2016
Nice fall dress, but found a better option.

This was a backup dress and I chose not to wear it. I did like it, and it did fit my frame, but my first choice was a better option. I generally wear and 18 W pants, and a 2XL top.

Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 42
Weight: 210lbs
October 9, 2016
Beautiful Dress, but RUNS LARGE

This dress is super soft, beautiful lace and easy to wear. I wish I would've read the reviews and ordered 1 size smaller that what I normally wear. I'm a true size 16w and the 16w was too big on me. I wore it anyway, with a convertible bra that had clear straps (Lane Bryant). The color is more of a deep maroonish fuchsia than a true red. It's similar to the color of red roses.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 40DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 285lbs
October 18, 2016
Beautiful color, easy to wear

I rented this dress for an October wedding and it was a huge hit! I got tons of compliments all night long. I sized up because it was a little tight around my middle and I just didn't want to wear the tighter Spanx! It was a bit big at the top so I had an issue with the hook and eye staying closed. The length was appropriate, not too short and not too long. The hook and eye issue was a minor price to pay for comfort, I just had my husband keep an eye on it in case it unhooked. Overall, though, it was a great dress I'd definitely rent again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
October 31, 2016
The lace was very pretty. Simple but elegant.

I need to remember that a 14W is very different from a 14. I wear a snug size 14, sometimes 16 in jeans. So I thought the 14W would be perfect. It was very large on me in the top and the waist. I made it work, but it wasn't very flattering. I marked this as true to size, because I do believe if you wear a 14W this is probably accurate. I am a pear shape, so to make this the idea dress, I would want the waist to sit higher. I will say if you have larger arms, like I do, there was plenty of room in the sleeve which is refreshing.

Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Age: 30
November 14, 2016
Perfect for a fall wedding!

The dress was a little long for my height, but otherwise it was perfect!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
November 21, 2016
This dress was very pretty and comfortable. The color and patterns are perfect for a holiday party.

The dress runs VERY large. I usually wear a 12-14, and this 14W hung off me.

Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 280lbs
November 27, 2016
10/10 would recommend

Love the lace details! It ran a bit bigger up top because I don't really have the bust to fill it out, but other than that all around wonderful dress.

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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
December 11, 2016
So many compliments.

So comfortable and flattering. It's a lovely dress and the color is beautiful.

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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
December 27, 2016
I wore this dress for an evening wedding.

The dress fit great and the skirt was A-line, so not snug. Wear a strapless bra. The lace is very pretty.

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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 38DD
January 6, 2017
Beautiful dress

The dress was perfect for my rehearsal dinner but it was too big and I had to find another dress. I would love to rent this in the right size next time.

Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Weight: 245lbs
January 28, 2017
Awesome dress.

I'm 5'8" and it hit just below the knee. Runs true to size or a bit large, get a size down for your back up

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 199lbs
January 31, 2017
Gorgeous! Love this one.

This dress is stunning. I wish I had taken a photo to share. A little extra room for comfort.

Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 225lbs
February 7, 2017
I wore this dress to a Valentine's Day themed charity event for work.

I can fluctuate anywhere from 14w to a true 18 and ordered a 16W since it was somewhere between those sizes. I probably should have gone 14W as this just seems a little too big everywhere. Though, it did look true to the picture so perhaps I just prefer things to run a bit tighter. I was complimented on it but still felt a bit frumpy. I would recommend this dress for others, but I would say to err on the smaller side if you prefer a more fitted look.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
February 9, 2017
Comfortable And pretty

This dress was a pretty pink color. The dress is an easy wear if you want something easy to move in. Some lace can feel so restrictive. The 16w was loose cut on me so it looked matronly. I'm large busted so good for those with large busts. I opted to find something more alluring for this event but would have been good for a work event.

Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Age: 26
March 13, 2017
Veterinary School "Fur" Ball

I ordered my true size and then one size smaller and ended up wearing the smaller size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
March 27, 2017
Tons of compliments and the color is absolutely gorgeous!

I've recently lost some weight, so I choose to get a backup dress in a size down from my normal size 16/18. Glad I did that! The dress runs large in the bust and waist and the 14W that I wore was still a bit large. I probably could have worn an additional size smaller. But it looked and hung great! You will need a strapless bra for support. Length was perfect and I'm on the short side at 5'5". Beautiful dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 270lbs
August 22, 2017
Lovely Dress for Winter Event

I wore this dress for a baptism that was in the winter. The color and fit were great! Very comfortable, and loved having the sleeves since it was December. I would say it runs true to size, if not a little large. I sized down for my backup, and was able to fit both sizes. Definitely would rent again for a wedding or formal affair.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 44D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 276lbs
September 25, 2017
Holiday Work Party

I rented this dress for my husbands holiday work party. I was also five months pregnant and I have to say it fit perfectly. It was very comfortable and it was the perfect red for a holiday party.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 40F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 214lbs
October 12, 2017
Fit well. Wore a bra.

Try to size. Flattering. I HAVE to wear a bra and wore nude bra with this and it was fine.

Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 44DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 255lbs
October 24, 2017
Wore it to a wedding.

The material was very soft and the dress was very comfortable. I received many compliments wearing this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
October 26, 2017
Very pretty color!

I've rented a lot of Adrianna Papell dresses and I found that the sizing on this particular dress was off. I chose to wear the 22, because I felt more comfortable without Spanx, but it was entirely too big. Size 20 honestly would have been okay without Spanx, but I didn't want to risk it. I received a lot of compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 44DD
Body type: Hourglass
November 7, 2017
Date Night With Hubby!

This is so vintage and sweet. Felt like a stepford wife in this dress. Very proper and classy. I LOVE anything lace. My husband thought I looked amazing in this dress. That made me feel even more amazing hearing that. Can't wait for another date to wear this too. I totally recommend this dress. I fit like a glove and I sized down. It fell bellow my know which I love.

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