allison parris

Cobalt Marilyn Gown

$100 – $150 rental
$485 retail
Stylist Notes

With a high-low hem and full skirt, this allison parris gown has an updated 1960’s feel. Try it with kitten heels.

Also available in pink.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12 & plus 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: 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: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue crepe (100% Cotton). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Made in the USA.

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420 reviews
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Large
(29)
True to Size
(185)
Small
(30)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 15, 2017
This one's a MUST! Stunning color, flattering and comfortable. Plus- pockets!
Couldn't have asked for more with this dress! It's an amazing and bold color that catches the eye. The fit is so comfy but totally glamorous. Wore to a gala and I felt like a star, got compliments from everyone - my husband, his colleagues, even the valet!
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
November 15, 2017
Fun, tons of compliments, great color!
Gappy in the bust (I'm a B-cup) but easily fixable with some strategically placed safety pins.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2017
Gorgeous Color - Great hemline!
Gorgeous color! Tons of compliments! I wore the 6R because the 4L was a tad tight across the ribs. I could have worn either. 6L wasn't available but due to the high-low the length looked fine either way. While I loved this dress it did have an odd cut up top which others have said. There is weird darting across the bust that gives double boob effect no matter what. There was also bulky excess fabric near the shoulder/arm. I used some dress tape to tame the bulky fabric. The double boob was helped a little with a bra cup insert (also taped in place). Overall beautiful and a success though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
November 13, 2017
Rent this dress NOW, a real showstopper
I am small chested (32B) so the dramatic neckline was appropriate, even for a work event. Everything about this dress feels glamorous. The high-low hem is long enough for winter but short enough to show off your shoes. RENT THIS DRESS NOW!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
November 13, 2017
Extremely Low Cut
This dress has a beautiful color and shape, unfortunately it is just too low cut; There is no room for anyone with more than a B cup. If you have a larger chest I would not rent- even going a size up would mean the rest of the dress would be too big.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
November 12, 2017
Did not chose
This was a pretty dress, but it runs small. I tried it with a bra and without a bra & it still didn't fit. I had a hard time zipping it up in the back, so may not be a dress for big bust women.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 7, 2017
Felt like a model! And pockets!!
This ran a little small or maybe just didn’t stretch much. The 2 was tight. But it made the girls look great so I’m ok with it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2017
Unforgettable, but some DIY involved!
I read just about all of the reviews when I rented this, and preparedness was key here. True to the reviews, the sizing is odd--the 6R fit perfectly on top but made me look too hippy, so I went with my usual 8R, which flowed perfectly but I had about 2+ inches extra in the shoulders and back, and it did gape a bit in the front when I moved. So, plan on pinning as needed and lots of fashion tape. The length was fine with 4" heels (I'm 5'4")--there was maybe an inch or two extra that became a very small train, which looked great anyway. I felt unbelievable in this dress. If you're on the fence, GO FOR IT!
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 29
November 3, 2017
Wanted so badly for this to work!
This is a beautiful dress but I saw the same things others have complained of - I would have needed to be in a bralette (I'm a 32I/J), and it gapped a little at the shoulders. I'm usually a 10 (wore a size 10 Nicholas in the end) but the 8R was a better fit and I'm not certain the 6 wouldn't have been best. I'm also fairly certain it would have dragged a little bit in 4" heels - I'm 5'5". Pockets are amazing and this dress was still a great option, it just wasn't better than the backup I ordered.
Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Age: 35
November 2, 2017
It was perfect!!!! Received many complements on dress + pockets!!!!
Fit great!
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
November 1, 2017
Beautiful and comfortable dress, but prepare for some cleavage
This dress was absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. I'm 160lbs, 5'10 and the 8L fit beautifully. Fits an hourglass shape very well. Be warned though, if you are busty like me (34 DDD), be prepared to show some cleavage. I wore a bra and fashion tape, but still felt a little self conscious about how much I was baring to the world.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
November 1, 2017
I LOVED this dress and got so many compliments.
I am small chested and was afraid the arms would gape but they did not. Fits tight across the ribcage.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Weight: 131lbs
October 30, 2017
Beautiful color and extremely comfortable
This dress exceeded my expectations! The color and fabric were gorgeous. I loved how light the dress was and the pockets were an added bonus. After reading reviews I decided to go with a long length and am glad I did as the dress swept the floor just a little bit which was nice. I did not wear a bra with this and because I'm fairly flat chested, it was a little big in the armpit area but I was comfortable enough not needing double sided tape.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 165lbs
October 28, 2017
Gorgeous color & cut!
One of my favorite rentals! I received so many compliments on the color! This dress was pretty comfy and pockets are always a plus, but the neckline is a little tricky. I wore a plunge bra and plenty of fashion tape. The front is not as high as it looks in my photo - I was holding it because it was windy that evening! But it is hi-lo and shows off your shoes.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
October 24, 2017
Weird fit on top
I'm 5'6", 115 lbs, 34D. Usually wear a 0, got the 0 and 2 and the 2 was almost too snug. Dress is beautiful color, quality fabric, and the hi-low bottom is fabulous. Problem is the top. Very oddly cut so there is extra fabric under the arms unless it is pinned back somehow (did not take a picture - you can see it in many of the photos already here). Might not be an issue for a smaller chest - from the pictures on here, I think those women look far better in this dress. I ended up not wearing it for engagement pictures like I had hoped to.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 19, 2017
Beautiful & Brilliantly Blue
LOVED this gown!!! As a shirt gal I'm prone to dresses being too long- so the high-low aspect was wonderful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
October 16, 2017
Amazing color! And Pockets!
Love this dress! Color is amazing and you can never go wrong with pockets. I was able to go purseless and keep my phone and a few cards/ cash in the pockets. I was paranoid about losing them, but they're pretty deep pockets and nothing came even close to falling out. Some cons/ things to note: •The fabric around the armpits is excessive. You can see it in my picture and even on the model. I have no idea why that's like that and I couldn't really fix it, so I just dealt with it. •When I tried it on I was able to wear a regular bra with it, though it was very close to peaking out. I added some double sided tape just incase, but if anything the tape kept showing. Eventually I took the tape off and then my bra would peak out constantly. Next time I'll go braless •I was very surprised at how big this dress was! I go between a 12 and 14 so those are the sizes I ordered. I expected to have to wear the 14 but I was swimming in it. And the 12 was even a little loose. The 10 might have been a little tight, but if I order again I'll definitely give it a try. •I ordered the Long and unforunately it was a little too long. I only wore 2" heels so it was dragging on the floor ever so slightly. It would have been fine for a cocktail party, but I had to pick it up for the dance floor. But that's ok, bc I ended up sashaying with it all night. TL:DR - Beautiful color, deep pockets, order down, unless you're very tall get the regular length, go braless
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 14, 2017
I couldn't stop twirling, it was so much fun to wear.
The material and cut of this dress made it incredibly fun to wear. The train would billow out in the wind, I could swish it on the dance floor, and it was a modern look. I'm 6ft tall, the 4L was a perfect length. I would say it runs long so order a shorter length because if I wasn't careful, the train would catch in the back of my sandals or under my chair. I have small boobs, I did not need to wear a bra and no fear at all of gaps. It was conservative enough for the Navy Ball without being matronly or prom dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 8, 2017
Beautiful color, awkward fit
I rented this dress for a gala. The color and style were absolutely stunning. But the fit was awkward. The waist was snug, but the bust was loose. I'm usually in between a 4 and a 6. The 4 was so tight around the waist I could hardly breathe in it, so I wore the 6. I needed a lot of pins and tape to keep the top in place! If you're an A or B cup, beware that the top may be large on you.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
October 8, 2017
Beautiful dress!
This dress looked AMAZING... once I got it on. Despite being described as "roomy at the bust" it's still not made for women who are on the XL side of busty - I'm a 34DDD/E currently and I felt smashed in. If you are nursing I would not recommend it! Otherwise though, this dress was beautiful! It's nipped in at the waist giving a really gorgeous waistline and the length is just perfect. I received compliments all night!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
October 5, 2017
Perfect for dancing!
This dress was perfect for the black tie wedding I attended. The bright blue felt special without being too showy and the skirt made dancing SO much fun...plus it had POCKETS so I didn't have to bother with a bag :) Would definitely rent again...I was sad to send it back!
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 4, 2017
Loved!!!!!
The breast area was a little big and I had to pen it but everything else fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 4, 2017
Best dress to dance in!
This dress was so fun to wear. It makes you want to never stop twirling- and I'm not even that kind of girl! The only reason I said it runs large is because I'm generally a size 2 overall but that's because my hips are larger in ratio to my upper body. Otherwise it fit great (a little long on me for my short legs) and was very comfortable. I got a million compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 3, 2017
So fun to twirl in!
This dress was very fun to dance in! It's quite low; I had to use the Kim Kardashian method of taping my boobs, which worked ok. We'll see from the photos if it looks as scandalous as it felt. I did get a lot of compliments though!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
October 3, 2017
Gorgeous dress
I've rented this dress twice now for weddings. It runs a tad small but overall fits amazing. So flattering. Color is stunning. Got so many compliments. Great material. Couldn't love this dress any more.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
October 2, 2017
Beautiful in Blue! Such a gorgeous shade of blue!
Fit was perfect but I ordered the 0L because the 0R was not available and it did drag on the floor a little and got stepped on a handful of times. I am 5'4 and wore 4 inch heels.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 0
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
October 1, 2017
Fantastic dress!
I rented this dress for a wedding and wore a size 8. I typically wear a size 10 jean, medium shirt and B36 bra size. It fit perfectly around my waist but was large in the top due to my small chest. This was fixed, though, by using fabric tape to tape bra cups (from old prom dresses) in the top. The size 6 I ordered as a back up was perfect in the top but too tight in the waist because the dress material has no stretch to it. Overall, I loved this dress and received many compliments from guest and other girls who rented from RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 30, 2017
Love it... felt Royal in this Blue
No bra needed looks better by itself
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 29, 2017
My favorite RTR purchase yet!
This dress is amazing. So flattering, gorgeous color, pockets- what more could you want? I rented the 4R and 2R. The 4 was a lot more comfortable on my ribs however the zipper was broken. Fortunately I was able to wear the 2. Besides being snug on my ribs and chest, the 2 worked really well. Would definitely rent again- wish I owned it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
September 28, 2017
This dress fit like a glove and was beautiful. I got so many compliments!
it is a bit low cut, so if you don't have large boobs, you might want to get some tape to keep it in place. I would also wear heels since it's a strange length so it doesn't cut you off.
Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 27, 2017
This is a great dress. I felt beautiful wearing it.
It is a tiny bit low cut.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 20, 2017
Great dress for a small frame
This was my back up dress and it was absolutely stunning. Lower in the front than I was expecting. I have a wide ribcage so this was a bit tight at the waist, but otherwise fit perfectly. I would order a size up next time, but I was afraid the straps would be too long for someone with a short torso.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
September 19, 2017
I ended up not being able to wear this because it didn't fit. But, it is the MOST gorgeous dress!
I normally wear a 4 or 6, but those did not fit. I could zip the 6R, but looked like a stuffed sausage. Order normal size and a size up. It is a stunning dress and quality is impeccable. For length, I am 5'3" and the Regular would work well with normal sized heels, 3 inch or so. Wish I could have worn it and will likely order in the future in a larger size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 16, 2017
Magical Dress with Pockets!
I rented this dress for a fall wedding and was not disappointed! It was a beautiful fit- flowed perfectly and was fun to dance in! The dress was comfortable and I was pleasantly surprised to find out it had pockets (perfect for storing a phone and several small items). The only down side was that I am small in the bust area so it was slightly large for me on top (nothing a few pins and tape couldn't fix). Overall, I received a ton of compliments and felt gorgeous all night! Would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
September 15, 2017
Simply a beautiful dress with a great fit for my body.
This is one of my favorite dresses. It is perfect for an elegant entrance and so appropriate for a wedding at a yacht. The chest is quite open and if you are planing to dance the whole night it may want to have an extra support. Nevertheless I got tons of complements. Overall I would own this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 15, 2017
Beautiful color and cut. Absolutely loved it.
As other reviews mention it does gape a little around the top. It didn't bother me too much and was easily corrected with fashion tape.
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
September 14, 2017
I rented this for a black-tie, red carpet, work event. I received so many compliments. It really is a beautiful dress. However: like many of these reviews state: the cleavage is there... whether you're busty or not, there is a lot going on. I opted not to wear a bra to reduce the cleavage (I'm a 38C.) The greatest thing I did was to buy double sided tape and keep extra in my purse. The straps were also super big. I have very broad shoulders so this was shocking to me. Sadly, in some pictures you can see that. Otherwise, I felt beautiful in the dress :)
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
September 13, 2017
So many compliments!
I rented this for a black tie optional wedding and I am very happy with how it ended up looking, although there was a lot of fashion tape that went into keeping the top in place!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
September 12, 2017
Lovely, rich color. Nice fabric.
Cut very low. For a full busted girl, it was too revealing. The heaviness of the skirt was not flattering at all on my curves.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 37
September 10, 2017
The color
The color is beautiful. Only thing I didn't like is that the cut made my body look like by stomach stuck out a bit.
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