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Adrianna Papell

Gardenia Dress

$60 rental
$200 Retail

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Stylist Notes

It's time to get fabulous in florals! This pleated dress by Adrianna Papell is perfect for that garden party. Keep it natural with kate spade new york accessories’ Tropical Jungle Statement Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 14W-22W

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 14W-22W

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Coral floral chiffon. (100% polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full pleated skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 41” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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30 reviews

Fit
Small 0
True to Size 19
Large 7
Photos 17
Mama
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190 lbs
May 30, 2014

The packaging was fantastic. Dress is amazing. The fit is great.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
A tad longer then what I usually get but, I am short. The bust fit great and I'm a 38DD.
RTR Customer
Jun 1, 2014

Wonderful customer service, but not impressed with the dress

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the dress on the model but unfortunately not on myself. The dress for well but was not flattering at all. I felt and looked about 20lbs heavier due to the three layers underneath the skirt of the dress. If you are wider in the waist or bottom heavy this isn't the dress for you.
Katie
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 16, 2014

Beautiful dress but not for the high-waisted

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress arrived exactly as scheduled. I loved the bright orangey coral color. I ordered both the 18W and the 20W. I tried the 18W first and it went right over my head without being unzipped. The pleats fell beautifully and came to just below my knees, which is my preferred length. Unfortunately that was where things got tough. I have a short torso and it was clear this dress was designed with someone taller in mind. My natural waist is fairly high so there was too much extra material on top. The material for top half of the dress was thick, so all the extra material bunched up and bulged out in a pretty unattractive fashion. Usually I'd just fold it over and belt it, but it was so thick and structured that this tactic looked pretty silly. I also found the armholes to be too big on me. I had about 1" of my bra showing. I ultimately returned both sizes without wearing them, but although I was sad that this lovely dress did not work out for me, RTR's excellent customer service left me a satisfied renter regardless. Bottom line: if you're long on top, this might be the dress for you! If you waist is a little closer to your shoulders than your thighs, or if you're on the shorter side in general, I'd give this a miss.
Karen
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Body type: Pear
Jun 17, 2014

Gorgeous dress - received so many compliments!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was great - very comfortable, danced all night long!
Maggie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 217 lbs
Jun 19, 2014

I loved this dress!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to an afternoon wedding in Maine, and loved it. The color and patterns are so pretty and perfect for a daytime event, and the material is light without feeling cheap. The afternoon was hot but I stayed cool in this dress the whole time, even while dancing. I'm pregnant and so rented both the 16W and 18W, but the 18 ended up being too big. The cut and the pleated skirt allow for more freedom of movement in the lower half, especially in the hip, which allowed me to wear my normal size 16W. I was worried that the torso wouldn't be high enough for my small bump since it hits at the natural waist, but this was actually fine. I was truly comfortable and happy all day, and everyone complimented the dress the whole afternoon. (Please forgive my silly photo--it was the only one I've seen from the wedding that shows the whole dress!)
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215 lbs
Jun 20, 2014

Beautiful print

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore this for a day christening. I usually wear size 16 so this was a 16w but way too big. It kinda made me look frumpy do I luckily had a matching orange colored belt that I put on to give me a better shape. It still made me look bigger than I was so if you are 16+ I would think twice about this so that you don't look even bigger than your size. I still wore it because I loved the colors and print of it. And was in a jam for a dress!
Keri
Top Contributor
Age: 31
Jun 27, 2014

Felt like an old lady dress - too long!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Too big around the waist and way too long (and I'm 5'7!)
Bonnie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220 lbs
Jul 6, 2014

Perfect dress for a summer garden wedding. I got so many compliments on it and it looked great!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Looser on top and slightly high waisted. Lined with a slip that is shorter than the pleats so good for warm weather. No need for statement necklace because of pattern and high neck.
Samantha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220 lbs
Jul 9, 2014

Loved this dress so springy and fresh.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved the fit of this dress. The pleats were so delicate but held up all night. I got so many compliments.
Ashlee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195 lbs
Jul 16, 2014

The dress was lovely

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress was very pretty, but it didn't seem to fit fantastic. When I would tug the dress down so the waist was in the right spot, it would make my hips look big.
It'sRented!
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

Compliments and Comfort!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Rarely can I put on a dress and have it fit so nicely - no arm hole issues, no hide-the-tummy issues. It was a little blouse-y on the top, when usually I have no problem filling out a top. I would have liked to add a belt for definition, but there are no belt loops. Lovely flowiness, and compliments from strangers galore, usually on the print and color. I wouldn't say this was the most flattering dress, I felt like it added a couple pounds, but it was certainly fun to wear to a summer wedding.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Aug 4, 2014

Perfect for a wedding guest :-)

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is so perfect, I got compliments all night! I am considering purchasing it I love it so much. It was easy to wear, fun to dance in, and I felt it was the perfect color scheme for a summer wedding. I also added a picture of the Kate Spade earrings I rented because they matched beautifully, like they were made to be worn together.
Andrea
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220 lbs
Aug 19, 2014

This dress really helped me feel amazing and feminine, and I haven't felt that in a while!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
If you're busty (I'm a 40H according to Prima Donna) the dress might pull around the armpits a bit, but it's worth it and not enough of a problem to take away a star. I carry a lot of weight in my stomach and I can't stand that about myself and this dress really helped take attention away from that area. It was comfortable and flowy too so it was easy to dance in! I wore the white sweater because I hate my thick arms. I appreciate the amazing help I got from the RTR stylists.
Sarahbeth
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 20, 2014

Made me look too wide around my hips

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the style of this dress until I tried it on... the skirt has so much fabric that unfortunately it was not flattering at all, and made me look even larger/wider than I really am. I returned it and did not wear it.
Ann
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220 lbs
Aug 22, 2014

I felt amazing in this dress. I received so many compliments. I was very, pleased!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was not sure if the 18W would be the right fit (based on the comments of other reviews). The 20W had a much looser fit overall than expected, but not noticeably so. If I should have another occasion to wear this dress again, I would choose the 18W.
Keri
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 235 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

Looked great!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The 16 was a little small and the 18 was a little big in the bust area.
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225 lbs
Sep 29, 2014

Lots of compliments on this great dress!!!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The event was a daytime fall wedding, so I needed something dressy but not too formal. It was also the first time my boyfriend's extended family was going to meet me. So, I needed to look perfect. This was great for that kind if occasion. The orange was a little lighter than I expected - it bordered on salmon colored. But it was easy to match colors to and it was comfy and fun for many hours.
Stef
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

This was the perfect dress for the SoCal wedding I attended. I felt so pretty! Lots of compliments!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was a little big on top, but that's because I'm on the shorter side and have a shorter torso. That being said, I was extremely comfortable! Was able to dance all night! It was the perfect dress for an Orange County, CA wedding. So many of my girlfriends and other wedding guests commented on how much they adores my dress. It was perfect!
Erin
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250 lbs
Dec 27, 2014

Wanted a summer-y dress for a friend's wedding, and this was it! Got compliments all night!

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was slightly looser than strictly necessary, but worked well for all the dancing. Was very light, and perfect for a late summer wedding!
DeAnna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 231 lbs
Jan 1, 2015

Pretty dress, good for taller people.

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I liked this dress, thought it was really pretty, The size fit fine, not too small on the arms or tight on the tummy, length was a bit longer on me (below knee). I liked this dress overall, the fit was great, but it just wasn't flattering on me so I did not wear it. This would probably be cuter on someone a bit taller and with a belt.
Bcollin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 9, 2015

Well Endowed Ladies, Rejoice!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Me: 200 lbs. size 14 dress and jeans. Bra size: 36N. Yes, N cup. This dress runs big, I have huge boobs, and this was a tad big in that area. It never looked bad and was incredibly comfortable. Didn't pull around the arms, didn't show bra under arms, the back wasn't tight. I would def rent again if it was available in 12 or 10. The wast is fitted but still very large, I would probably need a 10 in the waist area, but it still looked great. The colors were amazing and totally popped in a sea of black attire.
Evan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 10, 2015

Stylist Review!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This is a great dress for summer! The colors are bright and tropical. It has a nice relaxed fit. It does run a little larger, though, so I would suggest sizing down if you want a more of a snug fit. This style would be great fora more casual event, like a weekend getaway or something like that! The length was a little longer than I expected, so shorter women should be aware of that.
Maryann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 211 lbs
Apr 19, 2015

The ease of having two sizes to choose from.

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Other
The fit was pretty loose. I had always worn a 20W in RTR, but having recently lost 25lbs I wasn't sure what size Id be. I rented the 16w and 18w. The 16w fit great, there was even a little extra room around the waist. The dress was very comfortable and so fun to be in. I got lots of compliments and felt beautiful! It was the perfect dress for my best friends bridal shower.
Linda Ann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 20, 2015

Was too big

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress runs a large. I could have tried the 14 possibly and I'm usually a 16/18. It was just big and unflattering, but this was a back up dress that was sent to me and I wanted to be safe and ordered the 18. Should have asked for the 16 as well. I just don't think the dress would have looked good on me either way, but the color was very pretty!
Patty
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 225 lbs
Apr 20, 2015

Dress is prettier in person!!

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Party
This dress was absolutely gorgeous! It does run true to size. I'm very busty so I felt a little constricted in the 16, but I was still able to wear it with little to no problems. The skirt has a lot of flow, couldn't help myself but to twirl as much as possible. :) I will definitely order it again, I'll order the next size up though.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

Didn't wear. Made me look bigger than I already felt.

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Other
Not a slimming dress. High waisted a LOT of material.
Lindseyrose
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 246 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

Beautiful colors and structure - got a ton of compliments!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress looked amazing - the color and pattern are gorgeous. The pleats held up all night! I loved it and I got a ton of compliments that night and on fb afterwards!
Anne-Taylor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Athletic
May 4, 2015

Didn't wear. Both the 14 and 16 were too large and a little frumpy on.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Too big. Bust was huge. Might have worked with a belt.
Missy
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Body type: Apple
May 4, 2015

Perfect for a garden wedding!

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so comfortable and fits pretty true to size. I loved the color and the flowy skirt made it fun for dancing as well. Got lots of compliments and wish I could keep it in my closet.
Kelly
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215 lbs
May 19, 2015

I felt more lovely than the bride in the dress!!!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am not a little girl and the 14 W was perfect. I got nothing but compliments ( and free drinks) all evening!
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