I Dare You Gown

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$2395 retail

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Stylist Notes

No words can describe this hot gown by Alberta Di Ferretti. Be that envied girl at the ball by pairing it with Ben-Amun's Pearl Trellis Bracelet.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes- deep V requires fashion tape
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - full length skirt is slightly fitted- curvier women should consider sizing up due to high slit in front
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long) Regular is for heights below 5'6''. Long is for heights above 5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or a NuBra; seamless underwear and SPANX recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
.

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes- deep V requires fashion tape
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - full length skirt is slightly fitted- curvier women should consider sizing up due to high slit in front
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long) Regular is for heights below 5'6''. Long is for heights above 5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or a NuBra; seamless underwear and SPANX recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
.

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black jersey. Deep V neckline. Draped sleeves with shirring on shoulder. Faux wrap body. Side slit. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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20 reviews
Fit
Large2
True to Size17
Small1
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 5, 2015
Gorgeous dress for a formal event
This was my backup dress, but turned out to be a much better option! A bit snug to zip up, but overall a nice fit. I'm not sure about the "sleeves" over the shoulders, but overall great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 23, 2014
Nice dress, not a show-stopper
This dress was a nice fabric and overall decent long black gown, but I was mostly underwhelmed by it. The shoulder area looked cool in the pic, but in reality added breadth to my already-broad shoulders. The bust line is VERY low and without my size 36C's, it was hard to keep them in check. I felt like I was constantly checking on "things" in the bathroom all night. This dress would be good for someone with a small frame and chest size.
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
May 12, 2014
!
Great dress. Fit me very well and was very comfortable. My only issue was, it was a very low cut so I had to manage that with double sided tape. Other than that, had a lovely night in that dress and received many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 3, 2014
Simple Elegance
I wore this dress for a black tie charity event. It was very slimming around my waist and also very comfortable. I should have gotten the regular length instead of the long because my friends were stepping on the back of the dress throughout the night and I wore 3" heels. The only thing I did not like was how low and open the dress is on top. The picture of the model does not accurately demonstrate how low and wide the neckline is. I had to pin it up and tape it so it wouldn't reveal my chest too much. Other than that, I loved it. I love RTR! I will definitely be renting more in the future.
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 29, 2014
I had an amazing time at my sorority formal wearing this dress! Classic and sexy!
It was super loose in the chest, I had to safety pin it. Otherwise it was a great length (I'm 5'1) and was extremely flattering in the tummy section.
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Body type: Athletic
March 8, 2014
Amazing dress! Very comfortable!
Had to use a safety pin because it was too low cut but overall very comfortable and well fitting!
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Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
February 22, 2014
It was my 21st Birthday and I felt beautiful
The dress fit perfect, everyone loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2014
Being told by a total stranger (female) in a room of a thousand that I was the prettiest in the room
This dress was stunning and extremely comfortable. I felt like a million!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 2, 2013
Sad but true: The dress is gorgeous but did not fit!
This dress was one of kind but it ran small around the waist but too big at the tail and the bust area was definitely eye catching if you want a bit of exposure. I did not get the chance to show off my figure in this dress because it lacked room and space in areas I needed it most. Hands down, the dress is beautiful and may fit someone with a smaller bust line and tinier waist...
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
May 31, 2013
Exquisite dress, simple, the beauty is in the cuts and the draping.
Loved this dress, was perfect for a formal event, definitely need two sided tape for the top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Body type: Athletic
April 8, 2013
Beautiful dress, many compliments, hung nicely on athletic body.
Dress was great. Received many compliments. Went without undergarments as bra would be visible and was definitely not needed as material stayed in place without bra better than with. I added a small pin to lessen the plunge though as I wore this to a black tie affair. I am athletic build with curves and muscles and this dress hang beautifully accentuating the areas it needed to and not clingy at all. Love this dress and recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133lbs
January 25, 2013
Beautiful , sexy dress.
I'm between 5'6" and 5'7" and the length of this dress was perfect. The cut, color, and style is very flattering, I would imagine on any body type. The slit is very very high however. It opened up almost to the top of my thigh; and the neck-line also drops quite low so it can be a little revealing for those of us who are extra busty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
January 12, 2013
Gorgeous dress. Simple yet stunning for a black-tie affair.
The slit is sky-high, so mind how you sit and get into and out of cars. I did not have an issue with the plunging neckline as I was in Vegas, but in my native Minneapolis I would have taped it at a more demure level.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
December 19, 2012
Pretty
This dress was quite revealing in the bust. I needed fabric/body tape to keep the v-neck in place without exposing my bra. The dress was very comfortable. I'm 5'7" and ordered the Long size, but would not in the future. The Regular length would have worked perfectly with up to 4" heels. I had to tape up the hem on the Long by 4-5 inches otherwise I was tripping over it while walking/dancing. It would have been annoying to constantly hold up the dress every time I took a step.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 3, 2012
This dress was a show stopper! So Flattering! Great for a formal Affair!
I received this dress after a crazy dress situation thanks to the help of Lindsay at RTR. She suggested this dress and when I received it, it was everything I wanted and more. I am usually a size 4 or 6 and this dress was the perfect length and fit. The only reason why I gave this dress 4 Stars is because I had to tape up the whole front of the dress since it was very blousey. The tape worked well and stayed the entier night. I was able to wear a regular bra which added to the comfort of the dress. The bra strap also helped keep the dress up since I pinned it to the inside of the dress. The slit is a little high so I also has to tape that to make sure there were no mishaps when sitting down. After all of the cosmetic altering, the accessories and the dress was a show stopper. Just make sure you have double sided tape, safety pins, and some time to get ready!
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
January 23, 2012
I've always envied how the guys can rent a tux and be good to go ... just like that. My RTR experience made me feel that I too can be good to go, just like that, but maybe feeling a little more fashionable than the guys!
Make sure your bra and your knickers match with this dress as the neckline is low to there and the slit is high up to there, too! Loved the feel and fit of this dress (once I taped in my bits to preserve my dignity!); it was elegant and comfortable, and while I don't usually wear conservative/traditional black to weddings (because everyone else does), this dress made me want to have a perfect black evening dress in my wardrobe. You will need fashion tape to keep it chic (not cheap) and seamless underwear. It is a beautiful blank canvas for jewelry—I wore a huge cuff and earrings you can't really see in pic. Also wore dark purple shoes and sequin bag for a little flair. Sorry my pic shows with cardi but the chiffon sleeve/fold at shoulder is flattering (if you don't like underarm area showing like in so many dresses) and the fitted waist is flattering with a fold that perfectly disguises any tummy complex you might have.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
December 17, 2011
I felt like a princess in this gown!
I loved this gown! I recommend it for someone with a smaller chest. The V is very low so I needed to pin the dress. The regular length worked for me and I am 5"3. I probably could have worn the dress in a size smaller as well since it has a looser fit.
View photos (1)
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
November 2, 2011
I loved the dress! It is very flattering on. But it has a very low neckline & is very long! It is made for a tall model.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Body type: Full Bust
March 21, 2011
I LOVED this gown. Felt immaculate and it fit like a glove. Incredibly comfortable to wear. If you're busty like me you can wear a deep plunge bra with it and create quite a sensation whilst still feeling secure and strapped in! I usually wear a size 10 but I took a risk with this as it only goes up to an 8 and it was a perfect fit. Clings in all the right places and covers all the wobbly bits. Loved it - wish I owned it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
January 24, 2011
This dress was beautiful on! It is very low cut so if you have a large chest it is more revealing. I am 5"2 and the regular length fit me with 4" heel

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