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Petra Gown
Rental $400 Retail $2895
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Look drop dead gorgeous in this asymmetric slash back gown by Alberta Ferretti. A sexy style for a sexy woman. Let the dress speak for itself and take over the event feeling beautiful and confident by adding the Nicole Romano's Tears of Joy Earrings.
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Orange silk crepe(100% silk). One shoulder neckline. Back cut-outs. Inner corset. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.
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This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - built in bustier supports, yet fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist; SPANX recommended to cinch in mid-section and hips
HIPS: Very fitted - consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Floor length - One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'1'' to 5'6'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or a NuBra; dress has built-in bustier for support
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

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Robin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4633
Jan 10, 2013
Absolutely stunning dress! Got compliments all night!
Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved wearing this dress. It was a little difficult to sort out with all the twisted pieces on the back, but once I got it, it was perfect. It fits so well. I did wear a strapless bra underneath the built in corset, mostly to fill out the front. The one shoulder and draping and the fabric make this such a beautiful elegant and classy dress. The back is beautiful and adds a touch of daring. I wish I owned this dress!
Jeannemarie
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4622
Dec 11, 2012
The customer service from Rent The Runway was amazing - very easy and the dress was beautiful!
Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I chose this dress for its elegance. It is a beautiful design and the back of the dress is unique and sexy. It fit perfectly! I did have a bit of a time trying to figure out how to put it on. There is an inner corset that kind of confused me - but once I figured it out I just loved it. I am small chested and the inner corset really hugs you. I am not sure if this would be a good fit for someone who is a larger chest size. The length was perfect with 4 inch heels. I absolutely loved this dress - wish I could have kept it!!
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3332
Oct 29, 2012
Knowing that I was wearing an Alberta Ferretti dress!
Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my second time using RTR and the process was still perfect! The dress fit, though it does run a bit short. There weren't any damage issues, and I got compliments on the color the whole night! Nothing to complain about.
sarah
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
May 28, 2013
wonderful customer service
Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is a little more muted, not as bright as it appears in the model picture. Still a beautiful dress and the back is Stunning! But it does run very small in the bust. Ladies, if you wear an A or B cup, you will probably be fine. I wear a 34 C and couldn't zip it up all the way. There is an internal corset which helps for things to stay in place, but only if you can zip it up. Sorry, no pic.
Bailey
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5434
Dec 3, 2012
Great dress--iffy condition
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was absolutely beautiful. I was worried about the fit because I am a pear and the description indicated that it is tight through the hips but it fit very well. The reason I didn't wear this dress is that the boning through the top which keeps the structure was snapped a lot of times and as a result the dress lost its structure at the top. I would love to wear this dress on another occasion if that issue were fixed. I usually wear a 6 on bottom and a 4 on top and the size that was the same as a 6 was a great fit for me.
kelsmacmom
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5633
Nov 25, 2012
great dress. as good as good could be...
Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
esp during the recent storms, extended power outs, event rescheduling, and dress returns and resends... service couldn't be better. logistics challenging and beyond control. sadly tho, the dress was a bit stretched out in areas and a bit ill fitting... will try to try again.
sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 5531
Oct 15, 2012
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Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is my favorite dress ever
Christie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Sep 12, 2012
The dress did not fit, so I didn't wear it.
Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I did not wear the dress, it was too big for me to my disappointment. I chatted with the fashion consultant about my size and shape, but she clearly did not know the dress very well.
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Aug 9, 2012
Spectacular!
Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
spectacularly made with gorgeous fabric! My only complaint is that it was small in the bust. The built-in corset really hides imperfections and the back is sexy and elegant. I only ended up not wearing it because I didn't want to look fancier than the bridesmaids :)
CJ
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4633
Jul 9, 2012
Outstanding
Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This gown was elegant yet understated. The color and fit are what makes it outstanding. I wore spanx and a Nubra with tape on the sides. I was very comfortable in a size 4. I would recommend it.
grace
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3522
Jun 22, 2012
Nice, but expected more
Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is really well made as it has a shelf bra built in, that zips up with a very sturdy zipper. This works well but flattens the chest out a bit. If you are heavy chested (i'm not), it may not be too flattering (bc where will all of it go??). I liked the concept of the back but since I have a short torso, it didn't work out that well and was a bit "squished" looking, leading to a semi-messy look in the back. Overall, the length was perfect for me being 5'2" + 3" heels. Normally, I wear a size 2 and the 38R fit well. If you're between a 2 and a 4, I would go up a size.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4534
Mar 29, 2012
Sophisticated, Sexy
Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
RTR sent this dress to me as a backup when my first choice was no longer available in my size (4). I have never felt so elegant! The draping of the fabric in the front is stunning, and the cutouts in the back add an element of sexiness that all ladies will love! Unfortunately, I was just too busty to comfortably wear the dress for 8 hours. I think this dress would be better suited for a C cup or smaller. I was able to fit into the boning, but it dug into my rib cage and I looked too smushed. I was so bummed, because this dress is such a knock-out! Thankfully the size 2 in my first choice dress fit perfectly.
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