Adrianna Papell

Sparks Are Flying Sheath

$240 retail

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Stylist Notes

Get ready to see sparks fly! He will do a double-take when you walk in wearing this style by Adrianna Papell.

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, stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH:

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

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Blue sequin jacquard. (62% Polyester, 38% Nylon). Three- quarter length sheer sleeve. Boat neckline. Pencil Skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully Lined. 39” Shoulder to Hem. Imported.

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101 reviews
Fit
Large
(21)
True to Size
(56)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
January 18, 2015
Great service! Even had some extra surprises in my box included with dress! (Body tape, lotion,gum)

I was so pleased with my dress! Got so many compliments when I wore it for my daughters engagement party!

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
January 29, 2015
Very pretty, fully of sequins, maybe a little too old for a twenty-something

Fit ran a little large. I wore the smaller of my two sizes and didn't even need to unzip to get the dress on, but it looked beautiful. Not so many compliments, but no one told my in looked like an old hag or anything either -- went with the flow of a wedding. Hem line is a little long, just below the knee, and there is nothing cutting edge about the neckline. A classy, conservative look. If I wore it again I would hem it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
February 24, 2015
Comfortable and elegant.

The dress has simple construction making it easy to wear. It had a little stretch so it was easy to sit and cut a rug on the dance floor. Great length and color. The Navy color was gorgeous but it didn't complicate the shoe selection. Ultimately found a dark gray that worked but black stood out. Nude was another good option that I tried.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215lbs
April 28, 2015
Very nice dress. Comfortable to wear

I got a lot of compliments. It is a very nice dress and you look slimmer then you are in it

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 19, 2015
Very pretty dress, odd fit.

Very loose in the tummy, not for hourglass shapes.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
February 22, 2016
It was so easy to use Rent the Runway! I'm happy my friend recommended it to me!

I ordered the dress in the 18, after reading many reviews of the dress I decided to order the second dress at a size smaller, 16. I ended up wearing a 16. The dress is very comfortable! I had many compliments on the dress, and I feel good wearing it. I appreciated all the extra review & input from the other renters, finding out that it is actually a navy blue dress versus the black that it appears in the model picture was extremely helpful in making my decision! I highly recommend the dress, and I highly recommend reading all reviews under each dress you may potentially rent. The input is so helpful and helps make a fantastic decision for you. One of my favorite features of rent the runway.

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
February 28, 2016
Comfortable and dressy, all in one dress!

Dress was comfortable. Frosted sequins gave it just the right amount of shimmer for the occasion. Would rent it again

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Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 300lbs
April 30, 2016
Perfection!

It absolutely loved this dress! Great fit and just the right amount of sparkle.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
December 6, 2015
Very Beautiful and Comfortable.

Great dress lots of compliments. Very comfortable fit.

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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 235lbs
April 4, 2016
I had gotten so many compliments on this dress. It just fit so perfectly. It was the perfect dress.

Only pros there are no cons that I can think of.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Body type: Petite
Weight: 180lbs
April 18, 2016
Dressing up made easy!

The dress fit well though a little large. Very comfortable fabric. The color is more blue than the image online. I would highly recommend this dress for any cocktail party or other dressy event.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Age: 42
October 25, 2015
Quick turn around time with orders!

I ordered this beautiful dark blue dress for a formal wedding on Tuesday afternoon and it was here by Friday afternoon. The dress does run a little big, but by the end of the evening I had no regrets knowing I was comfortable all night long. #pittsburghcookietable #wedding #firsttimeRTR

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
October 16, 2016
First rental - great experience!

Last minute decision for a wedding. Dress ran big so I wore the smaller of the two sizes I ordered. It was very comfortable.

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 220lbs
November 16, 2016
Feelin Fancy!

This dress was perfect for the evening wedding I went to in November. Sadly I did not get a picture of the whole dress, but you can see the navy color with the pretty details here! It fit a little big, but I think that's my fault for not ordering a size down instead of a size up! Overall I really liked it!

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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
December 6, 2016
This was my back up dress and it was gorgeous.

I ordered this dress as a back up. Found out the bridesmaids were wearing navy so I wore my other selection. However, I tried it on and it was comfortable and elegant.

Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215lbs
April 17, 2017
Will do again!

I could have worn the 16, however I don't like anything fitted on me so I went with the 18. Beautiful dress. I just wore black heels with it.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 235lbs
October 3, 2017
Lovely dress!

Simply put, I loved this dress. As others noted, it's a bit of a color changing dress... sometimes it looks grey, but others it looks navy! The event I was going to had lots of bright colors, so I incorporated yellow shoes into my outfit, which I knew was going to work with either way the color of the dress appeared. The sleeve length was perfect so that the sequins didn't bother my skin. I was very comfortable and the dress gave a little bit of stretch, so even as I ate dinner, it was still perfect!!

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
December 4, 2017
First rental and wont be the last!

I rented this dress for a formal event. The 14 fit perfectly and i paired it with black sparkly shoes.

Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
October 8, 2018
Tons of compliments and super comfortable!

I rented this dress for a wedding. After reading the reviews I took the advice of other renters and sized down, but got my usual size as a back up. The size down was perfect! I wore some spanks underneath to smooth me out and felt wonderful in it. The length was perfect, I just wish the sleeves had been a little longer! Majorly plus- you can wear a regular bra with it! I just shifted my straps to the sides a little to make sure they were covered. I got compliments from everyone and felt so comfortable dancing the night away. Also, the dress is more of a navy blue. Some people said they thought it was gray/black, but it's definitely blue!

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 250lbs
October 10, 2018
Perfect dress

I was afraid that this dress would look too matronly, Boy was I wrong. This dress is stunning! And I was so happy that it had a sleeve, the venue was a bit chilly and I would have hated to have had a cardigan or jacket to have toted around all evening. It is just stretchy enough that I was as comfortable as I've ever been in a dress.

Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
February 1, 2019
Great dress for cooler weather

I wore this dress for a formal business gala and it was very comfortable. I'm 5'2 so it was right at my knee. I highly recommend. I received comments all night.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
February 6, 2019
Amazing Dress

Wow! This dress is stunning. I will definitely be renting this one again. It does run a little big. I usually wear an 18 and I wore a 16 comfortably in this. I'm larger around the mid section and was very comfortable in this dress. It didn't accentuate any of my flaws. Loved this dress.

Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
March 29, 2014
Nice dress...

This is a beautiful navy dress, but was too boxy a fit to be flattering on my hourglass figure.

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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
May 17, 2014
The packaging was a huge plus upon arrival! RTR really makes you excited to dress the part!

I rented this dress at the last minute with very few available options. I was nervous that it would look matronly from previous reviews but it wasn't. Once i jazzed it up with the earrings and bracelet I felt age appropriate. I also worried how my large arms would fit but they were fine. I do wish it could of been taken in at the waist a little bit I enjoyed my look for the black tie event I attended.

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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
May 21, 2014
Beautiful, but runs a bit large.

Runs big, so it looked sloppy on me. This was a replacement/overnight dress, so it wasn't my first pick. I felt matronly & it was awkwardly baggy. The dress itself is quite lovely, but wasn't for me.

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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
May 26, 2014
Great Customer Service

I had ordered a completely different dress for a wedding the next day but that dress was too large. I had received it at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, so the really helpful Stylist got busy ordering this new dress for me. I didn't take time to look at any of the descriptions, so based on the picture, I was expecting the dress to be black. It's navy, which was fine, just not what was expected. It was comfortable, yet elegant. I didn't give this dress five stars because one of the hanger straps was broken, so it kept falling off of the hanger.

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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
October 13, 2014
Great Shimmery Number!

This is my first rental and I am extremely happy with it! I rented it for a black tie wedding. I normally wear a 16 but read a few reviews that mentioned it ran a little a big and I found that to be true. The 14W zipped right up, no problem and was a little loose, but not noticeably oversized. Totally comfortable. I was afraid that the sleeves would be itchy but that wasn't the case. At 5'1" I have to shorten the hem on just about every dress. This dress came down enough to cover my knees, but I slipped on a pair of 2" heels and it looked fine. I forgot to take pictures but here are my measurements for reference: Measurements: Bra: 42D Chest: 46" Waist: 46" Hips: 48"

Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 215lbs
November 9, 2014
I enjoyed wearing this dress. Comfortable and classic style. The midnight blue color is stunning!

The sequins have a matte finish, so you get more shimmer instead of sparkle, which is what I wanted. I ordered the 16w and 18w and wore the 16 and was very comfortable. Dress was in good condition and easy to return. I will be a returning customer.

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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 66
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 240lbs
January 12, 2015
The back of the dress was too big and it stuck out. The dress kept shifting everytime I danced.

The back of the dress stuck out, it was just too big and ill fitting. Everytime I danced or moved around a lot during the evening, the dress would shift so the zipper was working it's way toward the front of the dress! My girlfriend had to help turn the dress around for me in the ladies room and my husband kept trying to shift it back into midline evertime we stopped dancing!. This made it uncomfortable the whole evening.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 11, 2015
Planned to wear this for my anniversary dinner...

This dress, while lovely in person (and navy, not black like it looks on the website), is not a short girl's friend. I'm 5'1", and it fell far enough below my knees to make me look shorter and a bit stumpy, which made me look heavier than I am. Also, I feel it runs a bit big, as there was quite a bit of extra room in the midsection, which never happens to me, and the sleeves were a bit loose. Probably ideal for someone 5'5" and taller

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 197lbs
April 27, 2015
Didn't wear it.

The dress runs big ... I was sent at 16W, which should've fit me (and might've been a little snug in the arms), but it was falling off my shoulders. It, also, looks black on the website, but is actually a very dark blue.

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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
May 7, 2015
I haven't had the event yet, but I LOVE this dress.

I will be wearing this dress to a President's dinner after giving a Baccalaureate address. The 14W was plenty big enough for my 5'7" 200lb frame, without needing any support. The pix are me trying it on right out of the box. Sleeves are a nice length. I know others have said not to wear with black shoes, but I tried it one with mine and it looks just fine. I'm pleased. I look like a grownup, but not like a grandma.

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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 57
September 24, 2015
Not what I was hoping for!

Too long and big and felt heavy for the weather. Not as sparkly as the photos looked and a little too mature looking style for me.

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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
September 30, 2015
Sparkled under the lights

Great fit and comfortable to wear. I got lots of compliments. It was a pretty color and dark enough that I could wear with black shoes. I was on stage at the formal event I attended and everyone said it was the best dress on the stage.

Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 1, 2015
Compliments, Sparkle and Comfort!

I had several compliments on this dress; it was a very pretty deep blue color, and it was very comfortable. It ran just a bit big, but that was ok with me since I had to do a lot of moving around and sitting. I didn't mind the extra room! I would highly recommend this dress. I promise you will have people notice it, because there is nothing else like it in the room!

Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Body type: Hourglass
December 16, 2014
Tons of compliments on this dress and the fit!

Dress fit great - went with the smaller size; loved the navy - great for the Holiday party; the sequins would occasionally catch some of the lace on the sleeves which is the only reason the dress got 4 stars; loved that the arms were "covered".

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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220lbs
April 1, 2014
Timely delivery. Great selection with new styles added.

Gorgeous dress! Received in perfect condition. The navy sequins give just the right amount of sparkle and the sheer sleeves made the dress oh so elegant. Runs slightly large and probably could have worn the next size down. I would definitely rent this one again!

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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Age: 52
December 17, 2016
Dress is great. It was a little big.

I loved this dress, pretty, elegant but not over the top. The dress was a little too big through the tummy area, so the dress hung straight down. If you need a little extra room = this dress has it. It was very comfortable. I wore it for a bridal shower and wish I'd rented it for the Grooms dinner.

Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Age: 57
October 15, 2017
Family time

I didn't wear it... in the picture it looked black, all my accessories were black, so I had to go buy a dress the morning of the wedding..

Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
October 31, 2017
Worked for my needs on short notice.

Dress definitely runs large. I usually wear a regular size 14 and the 14w was a little boxy. I had to pin it in the back. The arms were great... covered but not matronly.

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