Adrianna Papell

Gardenia Dress

$30 – $65 rental?
$200 retail
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".)

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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79 reviews
Fit
Large
(12)
True to Size
(43)
Small
(0)
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
May 30, 2014
The packaging was fantastic. Dress is amazing. The fit is great.
A tad longer then what I usually get but, I am short. The bust fit great and I'm a 38DD.
SaraJune 9, 2014
You look great! I am considering this dress. I am a bit taller and slightly heavier, with a similar bust size.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
June 1, 2014
Wonderful customer service, but not impressed with the dress
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.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
June 16, 2014
Beautiful dress but not for the high-waisted
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 217lbs
June 19, 2014
I loved this dress!
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!)
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 204lbs
June 20, 2014
Beautiful print
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!
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
July 6, 2014
Perfect dress for a summer garden wedding. I got so many compliments on it and it looked great!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
July 9, 2014
Loved this dress so springy and fresh.
I loved the fit of this dress. The pleats were so delicate but held up all night. I got so many compliments.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
July 22, 2014
Compliments and Comfort!
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.
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Body type: Apple
November 28, 2015
Free flowing and light
Beautiful fit in the chest and waist. Arm holes a bit snug. Material feels lovely against skin. Dress hits perfectly at the knee. Great for afternoon cocktail party!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
June 27, 2014
Felt like an old lady dress - too long!
Too big around the waist and way too long (and I'm 5'7!)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
August 4, 2014
Perfect for a wedding guest :-)
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.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
August 19, 2014
This dress really helped me feel amazing and feminine, and I haven't felt that in a while!
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.
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 235lbs
September 8, 2014
Looked great!
The 16 was a little small and the 18 was a little big in the bust area.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 35
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
September 29, 2014
Lots of compliments on this great dress!!!
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.
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Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
December 27, 2014
Wanted a summer-y dress for a friend's wedding, and this was it! Got compliments all night!
Fit was slightly looser than strictly necessary, but worked well for all the dancing. Was very light, and perfect for a late summer wedding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
February 9, 2015
Well Endowed Ladies, Rejoice!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
April 10, 2015
Stylist Review!
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.
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Party
June 27, 2015
Breezey and comfy
Fit was good, but a bit baggy in the midsection.
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
April 20, 2015
Was too big
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 211lbs
April 19, 2015
The ease of having two sizes to choose from.
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.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 225lbs
April 20, 2015
Dress is prettier in person!!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
April 29, 2015
Didn't wear. Made me look bigger than I already felt.
Not a slimming dress. High waisted a LOT of material.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 246lbs
April 29, 2015
Beautiful colors and structure - got a ton of compliments!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
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.
Too big. Bust was huge. Might have worked with a belt.
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Body type: Apple
May 4, 2015
Perfect for a garden 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.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215lbs
May 19, 2015
I felt more lovely than the bride in the dress!!!
I am not a little girl and the 14 W was perfect. I got nothing but compliments ( and free drinks) all evening!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
May 26, 2015
Great garden party/summer option
Perfect for a summer wedding. Lined, but not hot. I opted to add a belt since it was a tad big in the waist (which I would say is true to the designer). Good experience!
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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215lbs
June 5, 2015
Bright light and easy to wear
The color was lovely and the material was breezy and comfortable perfect for a wedding
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
June 8, 2015
Beautiful Dress, just too big!
This dress was very big on top. I'm a 40D and it was falling off me. RTR came to my rescue and sent me a new dress though! I would definitely rent again just in a smaller size. The dress was very pretty!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
June 9, 2015
Great dress for a wedding!
This dress was very comfortable! I wore it for my friend's wedding. I liked the neckline was high and I can wear a normal bra with it. I do think it made me look a little bigger, but was perfect for the wedding. It was a great fun color that you don't see often. The fit was true to size and I ended up fitting perfectly into the 16. There was enough room for my chest too. Beautiful dress!
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
June 10, 2015
Well, I didn't wear it....
This is the dress I originally wanted to order for a KY derby party. My husband suggested I ordered another (I loved it), and i got this as a free backup when the back up to the other dress was out of stock. Thanks RTR - that is a cool policy. Anyway, the dress that I loved in line, not so much IRL. I'm on the border between 14 being a little small on me and 14W being too big. This was a little too big, esp in the bust , and I am chesty. The gathered waist didn't flatter either maybe it hit me In the wrong spot. I would suggest, if you rent, wear heels. Because of where this W size dress hits - it would look a little fuddy duddy with heels. I think on the right body, the side print would be slimming, which is why I was attracted.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230lbs
June 17, 2015
I wore this for my 35th birthday party and felt even more special in this dress. SO flattering!
It was slightly tight in the arms but easily zipped up for me. The twirl factor was amazing! The dress was very flattering on my curvy body. I'm well-rounded everywhere and it gave me a nice waist line. I want to buy this dress! The 16W was also a good fit even though the arms were still tight.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
August 25, 2015
Perfect for summer events!
I wore this dress to a friend's summer wedding, and the fabric and weight was very comfortable in the summer weather! It fit pretty true to size.
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
August 30, 2015
The color and pattern were breathtaking!
The fit was spot on. I loved that the lining was form fitting as to not add additional bulk to the dress. Plus, I could spin on the dance floor and not worry about showing off more than I wanted to!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Apple
September 14, 2015
didn't have my size but I took a chance and rented the bigger one. Unfortunately it didn't work out.
Rented this and another dress for a wedding, LOVED this dress but it was too big (there wasn't any smaller available) so I had to use the other one unfortunately.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
October 6, 2015
Great dress! It's comfortable, flattering and I received a million compliments!
This dress fit nicely. I normally wear a 14 or 16 and this was a tad loose in the waist, which is a nice surprise because I often find rented dresses to be too small. I added a belt to cinch it in a bit and it was fine.
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
December 14, 2015
I danced the night away.
I fit well and I will wear it again. I had to put a cardigan over it for modesty reasons.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
February 10, 2016
Perfect for an outdoor summer wedding!
This dress was great for an outdoor summer wedding - bright and colorful and not too heavy. The colors were beautiful and fun in person and it was a great dress to dance the night away.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 27
February 18, 2016
Everyone commented on my dress.
The fit was great. Very comfortable for a large bust. Beautiful dress.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
October 8, 2015
Champagne!
Runs wide in the waist.
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