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.

Share
359 reviews
Fit
Large
(24)
True to Size
(163)
Small
(24)
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!
View photos (1)
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!
View photos (1)
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.
View photos (1)
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.
View photos (2)
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
View photos (1)
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
View photos (1)
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!
View photos (1)
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.
View photos (1)
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.
View photos (2)
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!
View photos (1)
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.
View photos (1)
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!
View photos (2)
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!
View photos (1)
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!
View photos (1)
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.
View photos (1)
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!
View photos (1)
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
July 3, 2017
Perfect for the nursing mama! And... POCKETS!
Overall LOVED this dress, it's made really well. It felt expensive and I was just so comfortable in it. The other reviews are true, the top is a little large so I just wore a smaller size but it was perfect for me since I was nursing my little all night long. Would totally rent again, I'm pretty sure everyone in attendance made it a point to compliment!
View photos (1)
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
July 3, 2017
Such a gorgeous dress with an amazing color! So many people complimented me on this dress.
Fit well, I'm 5'9" and with wedges, the back barely brushed the ground. A bit tight around the waist (I'm an athletic build), but I got used to it. Helpful hint: get the boob enhancer "chicken cutlets" to pump out the top (I didn't wear a bra, but have 34B size breasts, so it was a bit loose) and wear two-sided tape.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 3, 2017
Beautiful color but runs very large
Ended up having to send this back due to poor fit. The straps are extremely long which resulted in a overall poor fit. I couldn't manage to alter them with hemming tape because the fabric was too heavy. Beautiful color and flow of dress other wise but I wouldn't order unless you have a longer torso.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
July 3, 2017
Fabulous dress over all. Very true to color.
Be prepared with some double stick tape. The dress is not going to hide a large chest (like I originally thought it would). If you are looking for something to tone down your chest area this is not the dress for you!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
July 2, 2017
Great dress! Will be renting again!
This dress was amazing! I wore it for my friends wedding, and received so many compliments! I will be renting this again...
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 156lbs
June 30, 2017
I felt like a princess!
The waist fit perfectly and the bust was snug but not uncomfortable on the 8R. The 10R was too baggy in the waist but the bust fit. I went with the 8R. The most BEAUTIFUL gown! I received compliments all night long! Didn't want to send it back. This is a twirling dress!
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
June 28, 2017
Gorgeous royal blue, and pockets!
I initially panicked when I received this dress because the top was WAY too big (I'm a DDD and this never happens). I did some pinning and I think the results work. The rest of the dress fit perfectly and was an amazing color. It also photographed great and I could wear a regular bra with it. I received so many compliments all night.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
June 27, 2017
beautiful color, loved the pockets!!
the straps were a little bit lose but some wardrobe tape worked like a charm! very low cut in the front but lots of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14WL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
June 25, 2017
Lots of Compliments
I wore this to a wedding in Pacific Palisades and got lots of compliments. The 14 was a bit too large and it gapped showing my bra. I had to pin up the top of the shoulders to make it fit correctly.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
June 25, 2017
This dress is absolutely stunning!
The fabric and style were absolutely stunning, I got compliments all night long. My only wish was I gone down a size, the top was very loose on me. I think for those ladies with smaller chests, you should consider going down a size. But totally in love with this dress.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
June 23, 2017
It was great for my post partum curves and I got a lot of compliments!
I loved it. I used fashion tape on top to make sure there were no gaps or wardrobe malfunctions
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
June 21, 2017
Compliments on the dress
Got many compliments on the dress. Wore the 8R, which was my extra size, as I anticipated being a 6R. The 8R was a bit long, and also risky as far as the neckline.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 20, 2017
Gorgeous!
Stunning dress, fun to twirl in
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 20, 2017
Starlet for my residency graduation
The top is a little loose around the arms when accommodating a full bust. Dress doesn't quite seem built for that. (Bust/ribcage is why I needed a larger size) Nonetheless, the plunging neckline is great so long as you keep the waist pulled down & tape on. Color is amazing. Pockets were a perk. And that beautiful hi-low skirt. Perfect. Would buy if I could.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
June 19, 2017
Wedding Guest Perfection!
This dress fit like a glove! I received so many compliments and it was fun and flirty to dance in as well! I would definitely rent this again!
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
June 18, 2017
Really beautiful option for a black tie optional wedding.
Decided not to wear this (it was a back up) but would definitely consider it for a future wedding. The fit felt true to size, but was a bit tight -- I'm usually between a 6-8. The fabric was gorgeous but my backup had some stains on the front. I didn't end up needing it anyway.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 15, 2017
Beautiful dress!
This dress is a stunning blue and a great fit! It is very low cut and I ran out of time to find an appropriate bra to wear so I had to go bra-less. I had to be a tad overly cautious the entire night to make sure I stayed in the dress. I would definitely rent again with an appropriate bra.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 13, 2017
Felt like Cinderella, game changer! So many compliments
Be cautious with cleavage if you have decent sized breasts. Midsection was tight forcing you to sit up straight, not necessarily a bad thing. High-low offered good breathability, and the color was phenomenal. I would love to rent this again in a heartbeat, just maybe not for a wedding.... I wore the 6R (they didn’t have long available) instead of the 8L just so i had a little breast support without a bra and a little more hug. The 8 would have been perfect if you are looking for a more comfortable (Breathable) fit.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 30DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 12, 2017
i received so many compliments on this dress even though it gave me a horrible double-boob.
this dress color is beautiful! it is not for the fuller-of-chest. i had to tape my boobs as flat as possible and i still had a double-boob due to the horizontal tailoring of the dress. it is heavy weight and it was warm and humid out. wear for something cooler or if you're staying indoors in AC. also, we went dancing afterwards and i had to lift up the back (SO MUCH fabric) and put it on a chair and dance in place.
AnnieAugust 9, 2017
Agree with your description... double boob from strange tailoring!
See more reviews:
1 / 9

NEW! Add your favorites to a shortlist to organize for upcoming occasions.

Click a <3 to start!

×

We created a shortlist for

Click the <3 to save your favorites

×