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Alice by Temperley

Enchanting Emerald Gathered Gown

$36 to buy
$475 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Make a colorful statement in the green goddess gown from Alice by Temperley. Perfect for a beachside wedding or anyone looking to make a stunning entrance. Shown here with Anton Heunis' Antique Accent Cuff .

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - deep V reveals cleavage so recommend wearing with fashion tape
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at high waist
HIPS: Not fitted - draping conceals lower abdomen as well as hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - Available in 1 lengths: Regular measures 58" from shoulder to hem

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or NuBra and fashion tape to secure deep V; seamless underwear and SPANX recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
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Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - deep V reveals cleavage so recommend wearing with fashion tape
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at high waist
HIPS: Not fitted - draping conceals lower abdomen as well as hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - Available in 1 lengths: Regular measures 58" from shoulder to hem

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or NuBra and fashion tape to secure deep V; seamless underwear and SPANX recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
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Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Emerald matte jersey. Surplice neckline. Cap sleeves with gathering detail. Gathered skirt. Hidden side zip. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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46 reviews

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Small 1
True to Size 9
Large 36
Photos 16
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Sep 30, 2010

Fun dress, great color

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I really enjoyed wearing this dress. It ran just a little bit large, so I wore the smaller size of the 2 that were sent. I did have to pin the neckline closed at the bust in order not to flash my bra. It may have been loose at the top bc I am pretty flat-chested, but I think even girls with a bit more curve might still have to pin it or use stylist's tape. Also, thankfully, the seam under the bust was higher than shown on the model in the picture. It looked cleaner and better fitting because the waist was accenuated better. Even with that, it was a gorgeous dress!! The color was stunning and photograped really well. I wore it to a bridal luncheon for my sister and it was perfect. I wore it with simple, more casual shoes and loosely curled/wavy hair. You could also easily dress it up for a more formal event. I was really happy with this rental!
Linds
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 23, 2011

Overall fit: Large
I am a 4/6 and got both sizes to be safe. Interestingly the 6 fit better in the top, the 4 was much bigger in the top than the 6. Ultimately I could have worn either size. As others have mentioned the dress is considerably darker green than it appears in the photos.
Kate
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Aug 30, 2011

Overall fit: Large
I ordered the 6L and the 2R. I usually run between a 4 & 6. The 2 fit perfectly, with a little tape to keep the ladies in their place. I had a little trouble with getting the zipper to close all the way, but eventually got it to work. The regular length was long enough with flats. The long would have been a good length for 3-4" heels
Jenn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 6, 2011

Overall fit: Large
This dress runs large, the top is very low and I needed to use double stick tape to keep it closed. The color is very pretty, but I would recommend sizing down!
CT
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 14, 2011

Overall fit: Large
I'm 5'8" 150lb 36DD. I got the 8L and it was huge!!! The front opened to my belly button it was at least 8" too long and aside from that the material was very heavy. Even if it had fit this is not a dress for someone with a big chest, zero support and very revealing. The color was gorgeous though.
M
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 24, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I guess because my boobs are bigger than the model's, this dress became empire-waisted and looked like maternity wear. I was bummed because the color is incredible and rich. Luckily, I had a back up. I would not recommend for the large busted ladies.
EmilyAnne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 10, 2011

grecian but large

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
loved this in pictures, but fabric wasnt what i was expecting. it also runs very large. i couldve gotten a 6. deep plunge and long length was perfect! pretty color
Lindsay
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 23, 2011

Not What I Expected..

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Even after reading all the negative review of this dress I decided to go ahead and risk ordering it - HUGE mistake. Not only did RTR send me the wrong size but the dress is not the same color and the fabric is thick and tacky. Like many have commented before, unless you are extremely flat chested or extremely confident in showing cleavage, this dress is not for larger busted women. I should have listened to everyone else's warnings. I would not recommend this dress.
Grace
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 27, 2011

It was enormous!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was lovely, but so large it looked like I was smuggling a circus under it. No amount of fashion tape or safety pins could rectify it. I rented the Shoshanna Lace and Love dress as a back up and it was perfection!
Kristy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 30, 2011

Beautiful, but had fit issues

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Color and fabric were great, but the waist sat very high on me...and I do not have a long torso! I'm 5'5 so I was surprised that it fit much more like an empire waist.
singing_gal
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 26, 2012

Odd sizing

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
At the time of renting this dress I was a small 10/large 8. I rented the size 8 and 6 and neither of them worked. The 8 was too large in the lower half of the dress but good in the bust. The 6 was perfect in the lower half but too small in the bust. (I am a 36 C) If I could have taken the bottom of the size 6 and the top of the 8 it would have been the perfect dress. I was sad that I wasn't able to wear the dress because it looks great and seemed like it would have been very comfortable to wear. Another thing is the bust is cut VERY low. If you are daring enough to do it you can wear as is but I would pin the bust up a little. I like cleavage but I also like to leave something to the imagination. Hope this helps.
Hayley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 16, 2012

Very pretty, but runs large

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for my boyfriend's fraternity's formal in Savannah, GA. It was a great dress! I rented the 2R and 4R. I wore the 2R, and it was still a little big. The material was really comfortable and flowy, but the the jersey fabric weighed a little heavy causing the dress to pull down lower than it should be. I used a lot of double sided fashion tape to hold it in place- and it did the trick, even though I was self-conscious all night about something slipping! The waist does fit more like an empire waist rather than a natural waist like pictured on the model. Overall though a very pretty dress, and the color was so rich and went great with my green eyes! The length was perfect. I'm short, but with the right sized heels (I think mine were 3") it was just right. I received lots of compliments! Trying to share photos, but uploader won't work.
Dana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 6, 2012

Great color - poor fit

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I usually wear an 8, but after reading the reviews I ordered a 6, which I ended up wearing as it fit me best. However, it is very low cut and the fabric is very heavy, so I was constantly pulling it up and used A LOT of tape in an attempt to keep everything in place.
Onyema
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Aug 26, 2012

"This dress was made for you!"

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm 5'4" and was worried about ordering a long dress but it all fit perfectly with the right shoes. The fit is great and the complementary double sided tape came in handy.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 29, 2012

Long and low cut!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I love this dress, but if you're busty, I suggest you stay away. It was really low cut, and I felt self conscious all night in it. On the plus side, I liked that the dress comes in "Long," being a tall girl myself. The color is pretty, and I personally liked the fabric. However, the dress is very low cut, and will definitely require some pins/fashion tape to stay in place.
Andriana
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

Felt beautiful!!!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Very open neckline, better for smaller chested women. The color on the RTR website does not match the color in real life.. However, when you take pictures, they look like the RTR pics. SUPER LONG even as a regular. Perfect cut!
KLS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Oct 12, 2012

Beautiful dress, but way to big!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress, but it was way to big and way to low cut. I usually wear a 12US/16 UK but this made me look twice as big as normal, they only had the 12 avaliable so I went for it. The zipper was hard to get down too. I am very sad I loved this dress so much. Plus the regular was not floor length like pictured and I wasn't wearing shoes it was more ankle length. My advice would be to size down!
Camille
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 14, 2012

Didn't end up wearing this dress, everything was too big and long

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Didn't end up wearing this dress, it was very long and the front of the dress came down too far.
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Oct 24, 2012

I got more compliments in this dress than I have... maybe ever.

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I was and am still absolutely in love with this dress, but it definitely wouldn't work for everyone. A few things to know going in: 1. This dress runs big! Personally, I was counting on that, but definitely something to keep in mind when ordering. Size down. 2. The long length was perfect for me at 5"9', even when I slipped into flat sandals later in the evening. 3. Also, this is really, REALLY low cut. I have a small bust so it was great for me, but I would say if you are ANYTHING above a small C, this could be an issue. I had to wear fashion tape.
Colleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 2, 2012

Nice color but fit awkwardly on me.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a super gorgeous gown and the color looked great against my pale skin and dark hair. However, I think I should've sized down...perhaps this was just due to sizing, but the neckline and sleeves didn't really flatter my shoulders either. I ended up going with one of my other dresses from my order!
grace
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Jan 8, 2013

Color

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very, very low. I had to pin it, and it was still too low. Love the color and material!
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 17, 2013

Amazing, comfortable dress.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Def get a size down, maybe even two! Very flattering and comfortable.
whitneyf
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 8, 2013

This dress was so comfortable and moved very well.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved wearing this dress. It was simple and comfortable yet the neckline drew attention to all the right places! This dress was long on me as I am 5'2" so I did trip on it a couple of times. I paired it with some gold earring and a gold Grecian style bracelet. I would definitely rent this dress again!
Courtney
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 19, 2013

I was nervous about my dress getting here on time, but RTR came through for me! It was a great night

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Overall, I loved this dress. The color was beautiful and I got so many compliments. I did, however, have to pin the cleavage area because it was a bit big. I read some other reviews and I agree that it does run large. I ordered a 6 and and 8 and it wasn't even a question that I would wear the 6. Also I'm about 5'10" and the size "long" was not quite as long as I would have liked. You could just see my shoes under it. Good thing I had already decided to wear flats.
Carolyn
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Mar 6, 2013

Unusual fit, darker color

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress runs very large, so go for the smaller size! The V neck opens much wider than it appears in the picture, and even with a very small chest I thought it was inappropriate for a formal affair. The material is very heavy and it is a more emerald green color than the photo shows. Sad it didn't work for me, but I'm sure would look great on someone taller.
Hannah
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 26, 2013

This was my first rental and it went very smoothly. I love RTR and told everyone about it.

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress so much! The difference between the regular and the long is huge! I had to wear the long because the regular was way too short. But with the long I had to wear 4 inch heels. Cleavage was a bit out of control so I used fashion tape and a safety pin and it was still quite boobalicious. The material is heavy but it made it feel elegant.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 17, 2013

Beautiful color, but odd fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this as a back-up for a wedding, as it was on the list of "bump friendly" dresses. Even at 9 months pregnant and a 36F bust, the dress was very large and low cut. Normal size was a 6, but given how late in the pregnancy I was I tried a 10 - I was swimming in it and I doubt the 8 would've been much better.
Mary
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 28, 2013

Love the color!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
It is a VERY deep plunging neckline. I am more on the bustier side, so I had to pin the dress so it wouldn't show too much. The fit was great, even a little loose so go with normal size and size down. Very comfortable dress and pretty color.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 29, 2013

Not Pleased

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I couldn't wear this dress. The material was heavy, the fit was terribly unforgiving, and the color was much closer to green, then to this nice teal it portrays in this photo. The dress was huge, and the boob area came down so far that I couldn't have worn a bra. If this was a shirt I would have had to put a camisole underneath. It was also very short, I am only 5'4"; it stopped above my ankles.
Jane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155 lbs
May 22, 2013

great dress, great color!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
super comfortable too! the long version was just a tad bit too long.... i am 5'9. but i think the regular version would have been too short. very baggy in the chest area. i am a 36D and it was baggy on me. a little pinning was necessary since the dress was too heavy to hold the tape provided. overall, loved it!
Francesca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jul 7, 2013

Bump Friendly!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I am almost 6 months pregnant and rented another dress for my event, however, due to the band around the waist being too tight, the dress did not fit. I was super nervous because I did not have time to go out and get another dress since my event was the next day. I called RTR right away and was overnighted this dress free of charge! The dress is beautiful.. I rented a size 12L to accommodate my ever growing belly. Usually I wear a size 6 or 8. I cannot comment on the real fit of this dress since I am not normal size right now. However, the color was gorgeous. The cut was very bump friendly. I am 5'7" and the long worked great with 4" heels. You could see the tips of my toes, but in the back the dress touched the floor (probably because of my belly). The neckline is extremely low, but I was able to pin it and wear a regular bra without a problem. The material is also a little heavier than I expected, but overall I was very please with this dress. Thank goodness RTR came through!
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 9, 2013

Lovely!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was great for my event. The "V" is pretty low and I had to use tape in order to cover everything. It also is green, and not the aqua blue seen in the picture! 4" heels made the dress a little bit short, which never happens to me since I'm only 5'2". But it was a great dress that I enjoyed wearing very much.
WaityKaty
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 30, 2013

Great color

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I would definitely recommend going a size down for this dress. The cut is much lower than the picture depicts and all of the fashion tape in the world couldn't really save it from gaping. I had to constantly readjust it all night. This being said, the long size worked perfectly (I am 5'8 and wore 3 inch heels), but I would have gone a size, possibly two, sizes down.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Feb 26, 2014

VERY LOW CUT

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
As a pregnant lady with giant boobs this was far too revealing to wear out even with fashion tape. I actually dont think anyone with a sizeable chest could get away with wearing this unless you had the most perfectly perky breasts in the world. Fit was a bit large but comfortable. Material is heavy. the 12R that i rented was at my ankles and I am 5'5" thus not a floor length. It totally would be a great 'bump friendly' dress if the top wasnt so low cut. I really wanted this to work out but with the plunging neck there was just no way. The color is emerald and not teal-ish blue.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 24, 2014

It was a great dress for the Gala event!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was a little big in my waist but fit me perfect in the chest area. If you have a larger chest size I recommended this dress because its easy to find a bra that works with it. The dress was comfortable and I felt great in it all night. When I received it the color was more green then I expected it to be but I actual liked it better then I did in the picture. Its the first time I rented a dress and from know on it will be the only thing I will do and Rent the Runway will be the only place I look to get a dresses for a black tie event!!!
Brittany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 21, 2014

Beautiful gown but not for me!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This is a beautiful gown, however; it did not work for me. The fabric is thick and heavy and hung awkwardly on me. As other reviewers have noted, it is VERY low. I could have made it work but I like my back up there much better. Would recommend for pregnant gals!
Jackie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 22, 2014

Nice color! Lots of compliments.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I enjoyed the dress. It was definitely low cut as advised by other renters but not terribly low. I would have given it four stars but my dress came with a malfunctioning zipper that only zipped to two inches from the top even though the dress was not too tight.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180 lbs
Aug 8, 2014

Back up, didn't wear. Looked like a bridesmaid sack on me

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This was sent as a replacement dress and it made me look pregnant. Didn't like it at all. There was so much material. Reminded me of a bridesmaid dress
Sarah
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Nov 2, 2014

Not what I expected.

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Eh, I wasn't crazy about this dress, had I gotten it earlier I would have tried to exchange it. The regular length was short, I'm 5'4, and even with flats it was too short. I do prefer my maxis and gowns to skim the floor, but this was still too short. It ran way big too, which the others reviews said but since I just had a baby, and the smaller size was unavailable, I thought it would be fine. I wore this to a rehearsal dinner and brought my son, so I wanted to be able to nurse him incase he got crazy. It was boob-central, I had to safety pin it but it was still a bit too much. The material was also thicker than I thought, so it got pretty hot, not for an August event, like I rented it for. Overall, I would have rented it again, but maybe in a 10L or even 8L. It is a really beautiful color and dress.
Lindsay
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 6, 2014

Lots of compliments, pretty color

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Since I have a very small bust, I definitely had to pin the top, as it was very low cut. I loved the sleeves and color of this gown - very flattering. I ordered a size 4 (my normal size) and a 6L, since there wasn't a regular size 6 available. I ended up having to wear the 6L because the 4 was way too short for me. The bust of the dress sagged well below where it should have been, but I used some pins and it looked great! I also added a belt to hold it up. I received lots of compliments!
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