allison parris

Cobalt Marilyn Gown

$100 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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 12, 2016
Best dressed in the building!
This is a great dress! Of course you think... How can it not be great with pockets?!?! But honestly it was my first dress with a plunging neckline. I had no problems. I purchased some adhesive bra cups and all was well for the night! It was the perfect length a and the fabric was a good weight and felt expensive. I received complements all evening! I wore the 6 because the 8 was too large up top. I typically wear an 8-10.
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Size worn:
16WL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
May 16, 2016
Pockets + Perfect dress for a wedding!!
I was obsessed with this dress. The color is stunning. The front wasn't as low cut as other reviewers and it actually showed off just enough. The length made me feel so glamorous as the high low hem worked somewhat like a train. Rent this for the wedding season and expect tons of compliments.
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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 38D
March 4, 2016
The color was gorg!
I typically wear a 16. This dress I wore an 18w, and even with that it was a little snug around the midsection. It gapped pretty bad around the bust. This style could have benefited from the tiniest bit of stretch (it has none)
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
March 13, 2016
Fit perfectly!
This dress was everything I thought it would be. It fit perfectly. I'm quite busty and I had no issues with it being too tight up top. I did have to buy a lower cut bra because the dress is cut very low. I'm 5'10" and the 12L was a great length. I love that it has pockets too! I received so many compliments on this dress. I felt beautiful, fun, and confident. I highly recommend this for a fun, formal event. :)
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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
March 23, 2016
Received many compliments on this dress. Would definitely rent again!
Dress fit well but seemed like it was meant for someone with a taller torso as the straps were very loose. I liked the dress so much though that I still wore it and was comfortable all night. My only other issue was that there was a metal piece sewn inside to keep the v neck straight and one side was unstitched so it kept moving from its spot. No one noticed except for me so wasn't a big deal. Definitely recommend ordering this dress, was great.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
March 24, 2016
Stunning flowy dress with pockets :)
A little low cut for me so I added a bandeau. Cinched waist perfectly. A little tight on my chest though but the straps were a little long so sizing up probably wouldn't have helped. Received many compliments from strangers all night :). 2 thumbs up!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
March 27, 2016
Lovely gown<3
Received dozens of compliments--I wore it with some floral fishnet stockings and black velvet wedge pumps to spice it up a bit as it was a long, relatively conservative dress. The bra situation is complicated, but it was incredibly comfortable and absolutely elegant. Loved it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
March 30, 2016
I got many compliments throughout the evening
The dress fits true to size. The fit was tight in the busy area, so chose the right bra. Also, a little snug in the waist
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
April 3, 2016
It was stunning! I was a guest judge for a pageant and this dress truly made a statement.
Love the way it flowed when I walked and how it made my waist look tiny. The color popped with my blonde hair. I will be purchasing this dress to keep in my closet!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 4, 2016
This dress was beautiful and made me feel beautiful! Love the color and the fit!
Only a tiny bit loose in the bust, but nothing that made me uncomfortable. I love this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
April 4, 2016
Gorgeous dress! Especially if you have curves.
I wore this to emcee an awards ceremony. It was perfect. I would say this gown is about a half size large. I would definitely consider sizing down. I was able to wear a bra with a very low cut front and used lots of tape to keep it all in place. I really love this dress. Very comfortable and tons and tons of compliments.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
April 13, 2016
Disappointed I couldn't wear it
I was glad I rented a second style. This dress is cut very oddly. The band is tight, but there is too much room in the bust. I'm a 36 FF and still had gaping fabric by my arm pits. I can only imagine what the larger size would have been like!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 28C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 18, 2016
Beautiful and comfortable!
Pockets were awesome, dress was so comfortable and twirly! The high front is less dramatic in person and makes walking up stairs in heels much easier. Very low and cleavage-inducing so watch out! I really loved this dress. I am 5'7", 125 lbs, 30B, with a longer torso and narrow rib cage, it fit perfectly in my smaller size (0 instead of 2) I really didn't want to take this dress off! Love RTR!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 19, 2016
Wanted to love this, but the top fits so strangely!!
The color and hemline of this dress are amazing, so I really wanted this dress to work. However, the excess fabric in the strap/bust area is really bizarre. It seems to be intentional and a design feature in most of this designer's dresses, but at least on me, it just made the dress look ill-fitting through the bodice, like it was gapping. Maybe it would be a cute feature on someone with a small bust, but really did not work for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 19, 2016
Gorgeous Modern Day Cinderella
This dress was beautiful and I received so many compliments all night! It was awesome to dance and twirl in and it has pockets. Only complaint, was that it was loose in the straps... Even though I am very busty. I feel like someone with a smaller chest would have needed some tape to keep the girls in. Other then the loose straps I would totally rent this dress again!!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
April 25, 2016
Dance the night away in the perfect party dress!
This Allison Parris dress was a big hit at a conservative black tie Virginia wedding. Although the top was low cut, I still felt comfortable because the skirt was so full. I wore a deep V sticky bra, but as you can see it's still slightly popping out, which could be annoying to some people (hence the 4 stars). I'd highly recommend this high-low dress as an alternative for a typical floor length dress at a black tie wedding.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 26, 2016
Perfect!
The dress was great! I got so many compliments! The bust was a little difficult for me. My bust popped out once or twice - probably could've been fixed with tape. But I also couldn't wear a bra. This dress was a little tight on me but I usually wear a 6/8. The dress wasn't too long either! Which usually is a struggle for me - being 5 foot 3.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 30, 2016
Really beautiful color to make you stand out. Sexy neckline.
Beautiful dress. Lots of complements.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 1, 2016
Red carpet dress!
Warning: this dress runs large in the bust. I am petite and have a smaller chest, the dress was a little baggy in the straps as well. Otherwise it perfectly accentuated my waist and flows beautifully when you walk. Pictures really don't do the dress justice, the color is stunning in person.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
May 2, 2016
Very easy process and beautiful dress !!
The dress fit great accept I was constantly adjusting the top, slightly loose for smaller bust. I may have just been in between sizes with my body type. I received compliments all night regardless and felt beautiful!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
March 1, 2016
Everyone loved my dress! In person and on social media!
I felt so comfortable in this dress, besides the fact that it's an elegant gorgeous dress! I received many compliments throughout the night. The dress has hidden pockets on each side, they were perfect for my cellphone and lipgloss! I'm 5'5 tall and 117 lbs and I wore Size 0R
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
March 5, 2016
I like the idea of RTR :)
I rented this dress for a military ball- like wedding. Unfortunately, the dress was too large in the bust and too long for the upper half of my body. In the photo, I pinned the shoulders up about four inches on each size. I am a petite person (5'1, 105 lbs, less than a 32A bust), so this just wasn't the dress for me. I headed to the store in CHI, and they barely had a handful of zeros for me to try. It just didn't work out for me this time, but I'd be willing to give it another try.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 13, 2016
Felt like a dream
This dress was perfect. Maybe a little too long but that's because I wore the long instead of the regular. Super comfortable, no need for a bra if you get a tight enough size!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 19, 2016
Beautiful in blue!
Loved everything about this dress. especially the pockets!!
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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Age: 30
April 24, 2016
Comfortable
I love this dress. It was a real show stopper and one of the most comfortable dresses I've ever worn. It fit like a glove, I didn't need spanx and I didn't even wear a bra (just a little fashion tape)!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 2, 2016
Beautiful gown, but low cut!
I rented this gown for an evening formal event in downtown Baltimore. The dress was absolutely stunning but it didn't fit the way I was dreaming. Had I been able to taylor it in the bust it would have been perfect. It sat very low and showed a tad more then I was comfortable with. That didn't stop me though. With some help, I taped in the girls, and still danced all night! I received tons of compliments! This is my 4th time using RTR and I will use them every time I need a new formal dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 3, 2016
Has pockets!!! I was very excited about this. And was absolutely gorgeous! Super comfy fit.
I wore this to my prom at the Safari park and it was perfect! It fit perfectly and was very comfortable. Just make sure you have the right bra because it does cut low and mine wasn't low enough so I is to keep adjusting so it didn't show. Otherwise it is the most perfect dress.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
May 4, 2016
I loved this dress and was complimented all night long!
It fit really great! The only problem was it was a little baggy around the arm holes, but I ended up pinning it in the back and it fit well! I wore the 12L and it was the perfect length! I wore with 4 in heels.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
May 5, 2016
Fit like a glove and hugged me in all the right places
#formal #party #elegant #classic
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Size worn:
20WL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 288lbs
May 15, 2016
Beautiful blue, flattering, makes a statement.
I really like this dress. I had to wear double sided tape to keep it slipping and showing your bra.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 15, 2016
Too fancy for my event but amazing. Not good for girls who need a bra
I rented this through unlimited to try on for an upcoming wedding. They only had the 6L available but if worn I'd get the 6R. This wedding is not black tie so I won't rent it and I couldn't get the girls right with the plunging neckline.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
May 18, 2016
So many compliments!!!
I received a TON of compliments on this dress. I felt wonderful it in! It is a little bit tight around the ribs but I was able to wear it the whole night. It does also cut weirdly along the bust. I'm not sure if it would be better with a smaller bust but both sizes were cut in that way.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 31, 2016
Formal but fun
I did not end up wearing this gown. I sized down per the reviews, and I had a hard time fitting into it. I think it runs overall true to size, but there is extra room in the bust, so if you're smaller chested, this will not be a good choice. The 4 (my normal size and a size up from what I ordered) would have fit better through the waist and rib cage, I think, but gapped in the bust. However, my friend who is a D cup looked absolutely smashing in this dress in the 2. Went braless with a bit of fashion tape and she said she was comfortable. Perhaps a better option for bustier gals!
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Age: 28
June 1, 2016
Love the dress!
Was not able to wear to event as it was lower in neckline and also it was small around the rib cage. The fabric doesn't give much but would have loved to wear the style! Thankfully I had a back up dress from RTR to wear.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
June 4, 2016
Awesome dress
This dress is beautiful however !!! I had to put a safety pin in the back. I don't have much boobs so it fits kid of big on top. But it def accentuates your curves
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 11, 2016
Pockets and cleavage
Dress was very beautiful. I loved the color and I got numerous compliments on it. I'm 5'7" and the 4R would've been perfect with flats. I wore the 4L with very tall heels and it was perfect length. Holy boobies! The material of the dress is not stretchy at all so if you're smaller chested it's going to be loose there. As many compliments as I got on the dress being complimented I received on the neckline. Pockets are amazing! Not the kind of pockets that you can tell there's a phone in. The dress was also super fun to dance in and I was the only one not lifting their dress up so as to not trip. Twirly amazing. My only wish would for there to be some sort of less cleavagey fix.
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Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
June 16, 2016
Felt like a movie star
Wore this to a black tie optional wedding - seriously felt amazing. I was worried about the low V in front - threw on a Shaw for church and rocked it the rest of the night. I've never received so many compliments it felt so beautiful. It was comfortable, and twirled so pretty on the dance floor! Would rent again in a heart beat.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
June 20, 2016
The best dress for dancing!!
Very elegant gown that was very flattering. I felt beautiful in it. Didn't need a special bra, which is a perk!! The best part of the dress is the skirt. I felt like I could dance forever it the dress, I could twirl like it was nobody's business. The fit was true to size. The tightest part of the dress is the band that sits right along your bra. I felt I could breathe better in the 8r. I usually wear 6, which zipped well but I worried it would be uncomfortable as the night went on. I loved the dress so much, I considered purchasing it.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 22, 2016
Perfect color and very comfortable.
I am between sizes and I usually size up on dresses but this dress fit perfectly. It was high end and very comfortable. The bust area was loose and I struggled with the right bra as I am small chested and had to wear it without a bra. I did find a U bra that kind of worked but was too tight bc I ordered the wrong size. Word of advice look for a u bra that can add some lift if you are small chested.
Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
June 24, 2016
Black tie optional wedding
I just had a baby, so the fit for this dress was great. Im short (5'1") and there was a lot of extra fabric in the chest. The dress was too low for my taste. The pockets and flow of this dress was amazing. I would rent again but wear something underneath
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