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Alice by Temperley

Shadow Goddess Gown

$80 rental
$490 Retail

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Stylist Notes

This Alice by Temperley cold-shoulder gown is a simple yet flawless look that is an A-1 choice to rent for your special date night! Shown here with the Whiting and Davis' Black Mesh Clutch.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Navy matte jersey (100% viscose). Long sleeves with cold shoulder. Crew neckline. Straight skirt. Hidden side zipper. Lined (100% polyester). Imported.

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19 reviews

Fit
Small 2
True to Size 11
Large 4
Photos 15
jfb
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 19, 2013

Perfect dress for a cold, Detroit evening!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress! Comfortable, heavy-weight jersey material and long sleeves made this the perfect dress for a black-tie event in January in Detroit. No special undergarments needed, the material is fluid and has stretch to it, so is very forgiving. Received lots of compliments and loved that it was a classic navy color among a sea of black dresses.
jane
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 4, 2013

Loved this dress. Got lots of compliments.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was perfect for a semi-formal dinner. It is a navy color. I received lots of compliments on it and how it was so different than every other dress. I ordered the 8L and am 5'8 1/2" and had to wear 5" heels. Keep this in mind if you are between the regular and tall size. My husband wanted me in something sleeveless and I wanted something long sleeve. This was the perfect solution. :)
Karen
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 6, 2013

Perfect fit, top to bottom!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
As a large-busted 5'2'' woman, I was amazed to find a formal gown that fit without alterations! I rented the dress for a formal ballroom dance event. My dance shoe heels are 3"; the gown's length, fit, and give allowed me to dance comfortably. I love the luxurious and forgiving fabric, style, and color. I bought an inexpensive replica of Princess Diana's sapphire engagement ring to match the dress...stunning! I have no complaints other than to say I was a bit hot because of the long sleeves. I would definitely wear this dress again; however, I would choose something with different sleeves or no sleeves for dancing.
laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Great Gown!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm usually inbetween an 8 and a 6, this dress fell right into that category as well (I'm 135 lbs and 5'7 1/4"). However, with the "giving" on this fabric, the 6 looked better. I ordered an 8L and a 6L. Unfortunately, the 6 that came was a regular and was too short with the 5" heels I wanted to wear. I had to wear the 8L. It was about 1 inch too long but I wore it anyway. I felt a tad frumpy but the gown was still lovely on. I rec'd lots of compliments.
Ann
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Feb 17, 2013

It was an amazing fit, I received praises all night.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
If you have fairly large arms like I, size up. Doesn't have too much give for bulky arms. I usually wear a 12 but was able to fit an 8.
Jasmine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 20, 2013

The dress was very form-fitting, nice for hourglass shapes.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The bunching in the middle is not very flattering, the sleeves were a bit too tight. Of course, the color is much lighter in person than from the photograph.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 142 lbs
Mar 28, 2013

Stylist Review!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was soooo comfortable! I felt very put together! It was rather short in the 6R as I am 5'6 and right on the cut off. If I wanted to wear anything other than flats I would most certainly need a Long. Other than that it was wonderful! I could wear a normal bra and I didn't feel the need to wear spanks as the fabric has a bit of weight to it, and helps smooth your figure.
Jessica
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 18, 2013

Understated dress, VERY comfortable

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Rent this dress if you want to be the most comfy girl in the room at a formal affair. You will also be slightly less "glam" than some women because it is not really a show stopper, but very pretty and tasteful.
Brenda
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 147 lbs
Feb 3, 2014

Walking into the Waldorf Astoria, feeling beautiful!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great fit. Stretchy fabric and good length.
Cecilia
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Feb 5, 2014

Perfect for Awards Show: NFL Honors

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Initially, I did not choose the dress but it was suggested by the stylist in the showroom based on the requirements of the live tape event for NFL Honors. This dress is easy to run and long enough to hide my low heels. At Radio City Hall, I was a bit chilly that day and the long sleeves helped greatly in keeping me warm without a coat. I love how the folds of the dress gave me a waistline in proportion to my height and when I walked, the side split had revealed my right calf below my knee. Overall, I liked dress and received a lot of compliments from men, friends, and co-workers.
Een
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

Unfortunately, I could not make it to my event, but I think it would have been great.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The 6L I got fit alright, but was a little short. I am 5' 9". Additionally the 8L had the fabric draping in the right places to make the dress more slimming. Overall I am happy, but it could have been a little bit longer.
cynthia
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139 lbs
Oct 10, 2014

Gala awards event at Boathouse in Central Park, NYC

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was perfect and the dress arrived in like new condition. The color is more indigo than the purple hue in the pic. The dress was easy to wear and packed well since I traveled from the Midwest to NYC and back all in one day. I received lots of compliments, in fact a women at the event complimented my dress and when I informed her that I got it on Rent The Runway she laughed and said she had rented hers form the site as well!
Kristy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Oct 19, 2014

Random people were coming up to me saying how great my dress was! Good sign of a great rental

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented a size 4L. It was perfect for my 5' 8.5" body. I would have loved it to be an inch or two longer, but it was fine for the 3" shoes I had. I was hoping to wear other taller heels, but it was NO big deal. I ended up wearing spanx, but according to my husband I didn't need to. I just put them on for an insurance policy since the dress is very fitted. The dress is comfortable, slimming, heavy material and relatively well made. It's not the most expensive-feeling dress I've worn, but feeling confident in something makes up for much of that. It really was a great dress.
Carrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 9, 2014

Classy, sexy open shoulder, but appropriate for any event.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a dinner honoring Sidney Poitier. Conveniently, Oprah came to speak, and she wore a dress with a shoulder cut-out also…. Yes! I had the perfect opening line to go talk to her. This dress runs a touch small, and I only say that because the material has VERY little give. The color comes out more blue when photographed. the slit was well-placed, as often on dresses like this, the slit is too far to the front, and one can't help but show their leg. With this design, you do have to push your leg out if you want, or don't want it, to show. A little shoulder cleavage is definitely the best type of cleavage. Eye-grabbing, but not in a way that your boss would notice and think "hmmmmm"
VLHamilton
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158 lbs
Nov 23, 2014

This dress was pitch perfect for a night at The Met.

Size worn: 10L
Rented for: Other
The fit was flawless. The fabric is both fluid and supple. The comfort of this dress is unparalleled. Would definitely rent again. #stunning #opera
Ari
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 15
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 141 lbs
Dec 2, 2014

When it came in the mail and it was a perfect fit

Size worn: 4L
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pros •true to size •could have worn 2R (was a bit tight) •the heels I wore (~4inches) were tall enough to where the dress was on the floor like the model's •makes your hips look nice •you could wear almost any bra with it Cons •if you plan on dancing, don't wear this or at least make sure there's air conditioning, it gets pretty warm in the dress •while the dress was long enough, I sometimes stepped on it so be mindful of the length •it can be a little bit hard to get on
Julie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 20, 2014

So many compliments on this dress.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress runs large. I am not a 4, but the 4l was perfect. I am 5'9". Weigh 135. It was super comfortable!!!
JL
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 25, 2015

Very comfortable. Sexy without being too revealing. Warm for winter months. Loved it!!!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress to winter black tie wedding. Great fit and comfortable. Received many compliments. Good choice for us 'older girls". ( :
Kiki
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 16, 2015

Runs large and not flattering for busty women.

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress runs very large and I should have went for a size or even 2 smaller. I am very busty so I never know how dresses online will fit but this dress could have fit a woman who was a size 14 easily. There was just so much material and it made me look matronly.
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