allison parris

Cobalt Marilyn Gown

$100 – $115 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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377 reviews
Fit
Large
(25)
True to Size
(172)
Small
(26)
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:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
September 8, 2017
"Beautiful Dress"
The dress was beautiful! Pros: hugs you in the right places. Length was perfect for my 2.5in heels. Cons: deep neckline. Def not use to wearing something like this! I wore a Nu Va bra to help fill it out. I have a small chest size so it was a little difficult. Be sure to get your size and one size smaller to be safe. Test the dress out while standing and sitting to see how the neckline shifts before you go out! I would wear it a again!
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
September 7, 2017
Would've kept it if I could.
Fit was perfect. I am 5'3'' and the back of the dress brushed the floor, but not to the point it was too long/a problem. If you are large-chested, be warned, it's going to show cleavage, but I didn't think it was too much. Fit was great, even a little generous. Would have kept it if I could, and would buy it if it existed anywhere for retail
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 7, 2017
This dress was perfect for a black tie wedding in wine country! Super comfortable and pockets a +
I ordered a 4 and 6 and the four fit perfectly. I am 5"4 and weigh 125. I received so many compliments on this dress! The color and the style were super fun. I wore this to a black tie wedding in wine country.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
September 6, 2017
Loved the look for a black tie wedding!
Fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
September 6, 2017
Day wedding
I loved this dress! It was very elegant. I didn't realize how low it was in the chest which I was a little nervous about. But i had no issues
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 142lbs
September 1, 2017
Rented this dress for my engagement photos and it was stunning!
The dress is true to size and has no give. The best thing is not needing a bra in this dress, which is a first for me. I love this dress so much. It is so unforgettable, you'll only want to rent it because no one will forget how you looked in this dress.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
August 25, 2017
Gorgeous color, great fit
I usually wear a 0R, but since this size wasn't available I had to rent a 0L. It actually worked out perfectly with heels on (I'm 5'4/5 ish and I was wearing 2 inch heels). The dress fit extremely well and ran true to size, which I was pleased by! It is pretty deep, so I would be mindful of that when figuring out what to wear under it. The dress itself arrived in great condition, but the bag it came it smelled really bad. I had to air the dress our for a while until the bag smell dissipated.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 290lbs
August 25, 2017
It was absolute beautiful and fit perfectly and the draping accentuated my cures
I loved this dress! I rented it for my birthday dinner. I am taller but it still hung down enough in the back to make a dramatic statement. It was absolute beautiful and fit perfectly and the draping accentuated my cures
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
August 22, 2017
Fun for dancing !
This dress was so fun to dance in and I loved being able to keep my phone in the deep pockets ! It definitely makes an impression and it's fun to receive compliments all night!
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Age: 33
August 22, 2017
I rented this for a black tie optional evening wedding in August.
The color was bright enough to stand out and be colorful for summer, but still appropriate for a formal nighttime wedding. The fit was great, but it stuck out slightly at the sides around the bust. I'm a 36DD, but my shoulders and hips are very broad so a woman with less-broad shoulders may not have that issue. Overall, I LOVED it. I felt great and got a lot of compliments on the fun hemline.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 170lbs
August 21, 2017
I felt like a movie star!
This is the lowest neckline I've ever worn; it's not my typical style. With that said, I felt like a movie star! I used fashion tape to keep the neckline in place at first, but the dress wouldn't lie flat when I moved/shifted, so I ended up removing the tape. Since I am also not cleavage-gifted , the material of the dress was heavy enough that everything stayed in place, even without the tape. I have larger hips, and this dress really accentuated my waist while flattering my curves. The dress was a little long; I'm 5'6" and wore 3-4" platform wedges but the back of the dress still brushed the ground.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 20, 2017
Wedding Bliss
I had so many compliments on this dress that I wore to a black tie optional wedding. The color is stunning and the fit was great. The best part was the pockets thought! #rtr #wedding
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 18, 2017
This dress is STUNNING!
Rented for a Gala and I received so many compliments! The blue color is gorgeous, the material high quality. I am an hourglass shape so it was perfectly tight at my rib cage and hid the after dinner bulge. This could be bump friendly. Pair with a Nu Bra for some extra VAVOOM!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
August 15, 2017
Tight bust.
I actually did not end up wearing this dress. They only had a size 2 available and I was excited since I am always a 2 in dresses. I have a small bust, with wider hips, and the dress was extremely tight on the bust and accentuated my hips in a not so good way. It really is a beautiful dress, and beautiful color, but just did not fit my body properly. I am 5'5'' and 127 lbs, and 34 B bust for reference.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
August 14, 2017
Showstopper!
I felt so glamorous! The way it flowed behind me when I walked made me feel like I was on the runway all night. Tons of compliments! Must rent!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
August 12, 2017
This dress was fabulous!!! I received so many compliments and TORE UP the dance floor in it!
Not going to lie, this dress makes your boobs look fantastic. The material is smooth and the sway in the skirt is to die for. LOVED IT!!
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 10, 2017
Beautiful!
No cons
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 9, 2017
Gorgeous dress, but strange fit!
The dress is absolutely beautiful and fun, but the fit was odd on me. It may be better for short waisted or smaller busted ladies. The bust area was tight and uncomfortable, with no stretch. It cut across the bust area too high, giving a double boob look. I am 6' with 3" heels on and the 6L dress skimmed the ground perfectly. Note, I added some navy blue lace with fashion tape from Michael's to make this more decent for a wedding. Overall, the dress is a lot of fun, but maybe rent a backup in case it doesn't fit!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Weight: 130lbs
August 9, 2017
Beautiful dress, but need to have full breasts to pull it off.
The dress was beautiful, but I have almost no boobs, and it did not look good on me. It was way to big in the bust. The dress would fit better and look better on someone with larger breasts. Other than that, it was beautiful and I received many compliments on the dress the whole night!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
August 6, 2017
I loved this dress and received many compliments on it.
The fit of this dress was perfect with my body type - nothing gapped or sagged or was snug in the wrong places. I loved the pockets and the full swirly skirt. I'd ordered the 2 regular, and 2 long as a back up, because I knew I'd be wearing very high heels, and I wanted to be sure the longest part of the hem was all the way to the floor. The long ended up dragging a couple of inches on the floor, so the regular was perfect.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 2, 2017
.
I wore this dress to my cousin's wedding. My father decided to get all of his sons-in-law tuxes, so I had to find a dress to match. It was a little tight around the waist band, but nothing too terrible, I could still enjoy the cake! The top was a little low cut and loose, but there were no wardrobe malfunctions, so it as okay. I felt beautiful. We took pictures around Chicago in between the ceremony and the reception, and random people on the street were complimenting my dress. I loved the dress, and hated having to send it back.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 24
August 2, 2017
Super flattering!
Comfortable and wonderful for a formal summer wedding
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
August 2, 2017
I love this dress! Amazing color and cut! I got compliments all night!
The dress actually fits pretty true to size through the waist, but the top is cut really large. I had to pin up the straps about an inch and wore some body tape to secure the bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 31, 2017
The color is beautiful!!!
The dress runs a little small in the chest area so if your above a D cup you might have trouble with this dress. Other than that, it's a beautiful dress and the color is super bright, definitely an attention grabber. I had issues with the zipper (it was damaged) but I called customer service and like always, they went above and beyond to try to get me a dress on time for my event. They were able to send me a backup dress but sadly it didn't fit :(. I ended up wearing this dress and using fashion tape to make it work. I'm glad I did because the complements were endless ! Will definitely rent again <3
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
July 25, 2017
I felt like a million bucks all night!
This dress was so fun! It was a very different dress for me so I was nervous, but it was perfect. I used fashion tape to make sure everything stayed in place since I couldn't wear a bra with it and had no problems with coming uncovered. The waist band has no give so it felt a little tight after dinner at the wedding but not uncomfortable. I danced the night away twirling in this dress and I was able to keep my phone in the pockets without it showing! I didn't want to take it off at the end of the night!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
July 25, 2017
It is a timeless dress. I loved the pockets as well.
You can't wear a bra with it and will most likely need tape.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
July 25, 2017
Love this dress.
I am 5'7", 175 lbs, 38DD and hourglass shape. I typically wear either 10 or 12 depending on this dress. The backup size of this dress (12L) was damaged so I never received it. I wore 4" heels and the back of the dress brushes the floor by an inch (so there were a couple of moments where people stepped on the train). The 10L fit, but was a bit smushy in the boob area. Did not have to wear a bra (it would show since the front is pretty deep V). And this dress has pockets! Felt like a starlet.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 48
July 22, 2017
This dress is stunning! I wore it to a formal wedding and received countless compliments!
Fits true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 126lbs
July 21, 2017
gorgeous dress, but fit is strange
Now, I'm a mother of 2, so my belly isnt as small as it used to be and my boobs may not be as perky as they once were. That said, this gorgeous dress just did not fit. I could zip it, but the waist seemed really high and was almost tucking under my ribs (clearly too tight), but the chest was so baggy! I would have needed a serious alteration. I think going up a size would have helped the waist but made the bust much worse. Sadly, I couldn't wear it. But the fabric and flow were divine, I was so sad to have to leave it behind.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 29
July 19, 2017
AND it has pockets??
I got soooo many compliments on this dress, then they'd follow it up with "AND it has pockets??" Haha!! I even kept my phone in my pocket and it didn't look like a weird bulge. Woo! I usually wear a 4, but I opted for the 6 in this dress. The middle band is what was just a touch too tight for me to sit and bust a move for a wedding. I love love loved this dress and as you can see from the picture, it was a fan of the wind. The color and the material were delicious. I'd absolutely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
July 18, 2017
Black tie optional wedding
I attended a black tie optional wedding in this dress and got so many compliments on this dress. I ended up wearing the 4R because the 6 wasn't available, and while it was tight around the ribcage, I think a larger size would've resulted in the top being too big. I was worried about falling out of the dress because of reviews of how low it is and being a DD, but I bought at $15 plunge bra from amazon and ended up cutting the cups down so they wouldn't stick out of the dress. Extreme maybe, but I felt much more comfortable and needed that extra support. I would love an excuse to wear this dress again.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 17, 2017
Great color. I felt beautiful and comfortable in this dress!
Fit true to size, if anything was a smidge large. This dress is easy to wear - I felt comfortable in it and was never pulling or tugging at it. It has great fabric, amazing color and flows beautifully when you walk or dance. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 122lbs
July 13, 2017
This dress is gorgeous!
I LOVE this dress. It was my first RTR experience and I'm 100% sold. Customer service was excellent. I originally ordered the 2 and 4 but the week of the wedding I relieved an email from customer service stating the 2 was no longer available. I picked another dress in a 2. I'm typically a size 4 in casual clothes. I don't know my usual dress size. When I got the dresses, the 4 fit, but not as tight as I'd hoped. (I'm pretty small up top) I called RTR customer service and asked if there was any chance the 2 was available. The rep informed me the only size they had was a 0 long and offered to send it to me. IT FIT LIKE A GLOVE! I have never felt more beautiful than I did in this dress. I received tons of compliments - some people approached me simply to comment on how beautiful the dress was. I also rented the earrings which were stunning. Heavy, but stunning. Thank you RTR! You've gained a customer for life!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
July 10, 2017
So many compliments!
I LOVE this dress. It was perfect for a Black tie optional wedding I attended. The wedding ceremony was outside in July and I never felt too hot. The material is thick but weirdly breathable due to the flirty & flowy nature of this dress. The pockets are deep & invisible which made carrying things easier. I ended up bailing on my clutch last minute & was completely fine. My only regret was not having double sided tape to secure the deep neckline. As I danced & bent over my bra would at times become exposed which is a huge pet peeve of mine. Overall would rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
July 10, 2017
Received so many compliments on this dress! Loved twirling in it.
Fit was true to size, the only issue for me was how loose fitting it was around the armpit area. Maybe meant for a taller person, but I'm 5'8" and usually don't have that problem. Otherwise it was a beautiful dress that I received many compliments on. Wore it a fancy NYC wedding.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 7, 2017
Beautiful fit and flair!
I was MOH for my best friends wedding. Unfortunately i had major issues receiving dresses. Originally, I reserved a dress i have rented before. Both showed up damaged a couple days before the wedding. I called and Victoria helped me get an order overnighted BUT the dress i wanted wasn't available. So she mailed out a diff style. It was mishandled by UPS and never made it. Called again and had trouble finding a RTR rep to help get me a dress on the wedding day. After talking to 3 people....a very helpful woman shipped me 5 dresses...i received one that fit,this beautiful blue gown one hour before the wedding started lol. it was stressful! BUT what a fun dress! I wore the 8L because thats all they had. I would have worn a 6R if i had my choice. RESULT: rent for 8 days to prevent issues like this in the future.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 27
July 7, 2017
LOVED IT! So many compliments!
I waited until last minute to rent a dress (first timer mistake) and I decided to risk renting the long since it was what was left in my size. I definitely could've used the regular, but with high enough heels it worked out! I am a bit busty so the dress was a little more low cut than the picture leads on, but I would still recommend this dress!
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