allison parris

Coral Marilyn Gown

$80 – $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 blue.

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

Pink cotton (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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140 reviews
Fit
Large
(12)
True to Size
(55)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 19, 2017
I got SO many compliments on this dress!
Others had described the waist as being very snug and it definitely is. But otherwise, the fit was really comfortable. The V is deeper than it looks on the model. I'm glad I tried sitting at home before I went to my event, because I definitely had to use double sided tape at the chest.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Weight: 112lbs
June 17, 2017
Felt pretty in this dress
Fit was good. Barely brushing the floor in the back with 3" heels
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 13, 2017
It's a beautiful dress but I Didn't wear.
It's a beautiful didn't end up wearing because it fit much too small around my rib cage. I'd go a size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 10, 2017
Loved the dress!
I typically wear a 6 and this dress fit perfectly. Like the other reviews said, it is definitely low cut, for me it was more than I'd normally show but it wasn't too much. I didn't need a bra either. I got so many compliments throughout the night, it would work for a very formal night or something a little less formal. Loved this RTR like always. It also is a little long, I'm 5'7 and with heels it was just off the ground.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 162lbs
June 7, 2017
Beautiful
Low plunge- don't expect to wear a bra. Great dress.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
June 2, 2017
I LOVED this dress!
I wore this for my wedding reception after my husband and I eloped. I felt like a princess. The voluminous skirt was super fun to dance in and I felt beautiful. The fact that this dress has pockets was an added bonus, as I had a place for my lipstick. I normally wear an 8 but ended up going with the 10, as I could tell the 8 would become right in the waist the minute i ate anything. The top was a bit tall for me as I have a short torso, but I was able to make it work with a bandeau bra. I would definitely recommend this dress!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 31, 2017
Perfect for an art museum wedding
The chest was really loose, I safety pinned the shoulders to pull up the front a bit and taped the front just to make sure the girls wouldn't make an appearance. Thankfully I wore my hair down so it covered the safety pin adjustments. Otherwise it was the perfect dress, the fabric was beautiful and I loved dancing in it all night!
Size worn:
22WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Body type: Apple
May 30, 2017
So many compliments.
Not the first choice, but I still really liked it. As others have commented, the bust opening could be an issue. I had six pieces of fashion tape to keep it all in place.... needed more in the end. I'm fairly short but didn't need a large heel to keep the hem off the floor. I say it runs large because I was a 22 five years ago, and I've gotten a little bigger sense.... but this fit, with room, without using spanx. I don't know how often this dress was used, or if it ever stretched, but it's something to consider.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 25, 2017
A dress to remember!
This dress was absolutely gorgeous. I loved how flowy this dress was and the statement color. It stood out at the wedding and made me feel like Marilyn Monroe herself.
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
May 24, 2017
Fit perfectly for engagement pictures
A little tight around the bust
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Party
Age: 22
May 23, 2017
It looks beautiful while I walked and twirled
The dress is majestic. Try walking down stairs with it, you'll feel fabulous as it drags down. RTR did not have it in my size so I had to order a Long but I got it altered so it wouldn't touch the floor.
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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 225lbs
May 22, 2017
Stunning, comfortable dress
I ordered a 16 and 18. Both fit. I chose the 18 because I wanted to eat a lot and there was a tad bit more room in the mid-section. The dress was comfortable and beautiful. I am mostly pear shaped with small boobs that definitely didn't fit either size so I had to pin the dress. I was able to wear a normal bra, too. It was long because I'm 5'4 but with heels it wasn't an issue. I danced all night and felt super great. I received a ton of compliments. It's an great dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 21, 2017
Great color!
True to size. Low cut so I used a sticky bra cups. Flowed so nicely. Great high quality look. Loved it!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 18, 2017
Gorgeous and fun
It is very deep in the front, deeper than anticipated, but it is gorgeous! It did take som time getting use too as I am not use to showing this much cleavage!!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 17, 2017
Stunning dress!!!
Everyone just kept telling me how much they loved this dress. I felt incredible in it all night long. The only issue I had was that the bust of the dress was pretty tight, but the size up was way too big..
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
May 16, 2017
So many compliments at a black tie wedding.
I was afraid it would be too small. But it actually fit great. The only downside was my nips showing through when I didn't have a bra, even my pasties showed through. And when I put a bra on, it would slide through and could be seen. Other than that, it was great. I plan on renting the blue one next time.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 15, 2017
The top is small and lays funny.... not flattering
The top puffs out under the arms.... wasnt able to wear this dress.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
May 15, 2017
This dress was so pretty! I got compliments all night! I wish I have another occasion to wear it to
Great fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
May 10, 2017
Felt Comfortable and Center of Attention
I wore this to my rehearsal dinner for my wedding. I received so many compliments ... though ladies be prepared to show some cleavage!
Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 10, 2017
Didn't wear the dress
It, unfortunately, did not work for me. It was my backup dress and I wasn't sure which size to get. It was just too big for me! I loved the color though!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 31
May 8, 2017
Perfect for our derby day date
Loved this dress! I wore it to the derby and it was absolutely perfect. I wore a 4" heel which made the length perfect (I'm about 5'5"). The 4 was a little snug in the waist but I ended up going with it over the 6 so the top would stay in place since it was low cut, and it worked perfectly! I'm 133# and a 34B, and other than being a bit tight in the waist the 4 was a perfect fit! I got several compliments on it!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
May 6, 2017
Used for a Mother Son photoshoot, maybe not the right audience
Fit great, a little snug in the waist but still good. However the plunging neckline was way more plunging than anticipated, if i would have known i wouldn't have chosen it for a mother son photoshoot. But if you want to make a statement this dress will surely do the trick, gorgeous!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Weight: 177lbs
May 3, 2017
I got so many compliments on this dress. Very comfortable.
The dress made me feel like a princess haha it has pockets and fit very comfortably.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 30, 2017
I felt like a princess in this dress! What won me over: the color, flowy bottom and POCKETS
I'm developing a love-hate relationship with Rent the Runway. Especially since there was someone else wearing the same dress & color at the (< 200 people) gala I wore this to, but all that aside, I absolutely loved this dress and would recommend it to anyone attending a spring/summer time event!! I think it could be dressed up or down too, I choose to wear it to a black tie optional event. It wasn't my initial pick, and not something that fits into my go-to style, but it was comfortable, flattering, and had pockets!! I didn't wear a bra because the top was so form fitting that it didn't seem necessary, but when sitting this dress loosened up more than expected, anyone sitting next to me 100% could see into my dress - Oops! Another con was the length, and how much material there was to the bottom of it - I had to bunch it up every time I sat down or else it was so wide and people would place their chairs on it accidentally. Even with the few cons I found, I would definitely rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 26, 2017
Beautiful flow, worked out as a backup option
I'm usually a 6, and I was surprised this 4 fit me. However, after drinks and food this dress got incredibly tight on waist. Dress is large on the top ( I'm a 34B) and has a very low cut... the 6 would've probably been to big on the top for me. ** Fashion tape saved the day!** It worked, but became somewhat uncomfortable towards the end of the night. This was a backup dress, my first choice did not fit right. I wasn't too excited about this, but it worked out fine.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
April 22, 2017
Holy low cut front
If it came in a petite size it would have probably worked, the top straps were just a tad too long which made the front plunge that much more revealing. Post baby boobs just didn't work in the dress if you know what I mean ;-P loved the color and design, really wanted it to work but had to call RTR to overnight another style (which was an amazing experience BTW)
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 21, 2017
Elegant and unique
Definitely loved this dress. It was comfortable and elegant and perfect for a wedding.
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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
April 18, 2017
Great dress!
This dress looked great and I received many compliments. The only drawbacks are that for a short person this dress is essentially floor length and the straps were way too big. I had to carry the train of the dress when I walked. I didn't have a dancing event but if I did this dress would've made it difficult only because it is so long. Other than that, the dress fit nicely and hid my problem areas very well. I would rent it again in the shorter version offered.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 13, 2017
Loved this dress, flattering on anyone and the train is so glamorous, got TONS of compliments
The waist was a little tight on me, and I am pretty tall and didn't need a long.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
April 4, 2017
Runs big
The dress was beautiful but huge in the chest. It ran big all in the stomach area too. Need to be busty to pull this one off.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129lbs
April 2, 2017
Lots of compliments especially with necklace.
Pros: Fun flowy skirt. Heels made the trail the right height. Flattering to large breasted women. Cons: Torso part was too big, while the waist band was too small. My originally plan 6R went to the 4R because the sleeves would slip. Waist band didn't differ between 6R and 4R much. Tight squeeze for 29in! In conclusion: Excellent for regular size women, but be cautious with this option if petite.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
April 2, 2017
Felt like a princess!
I was originally supposed to get this dress in the Cobalt blue color, but found out at the last minute it wasn't available, so I got the coral one instead. The color was perfect for engagement photos and the long length worked great with my 5'11" legs. Highly recommend this dress! The cut is a little low and I was a little tight in the bust area, so if you're busty keep that in mind and go a size up.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
March 28, 2017
Beautiful dress!
This dress is absolutely beautiful -- even more in person. It was much too large for me, so I had to wear a different dress, but I am in love with the cut. I will absolutely be ordering this dress in a smaller size for my next event.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
March 27, 2017
if you are large chested, DD cup or more, go up a size
rented this for a wedding but unfortunately did not fit my bust area, and didn't have larger size available. Gorgeous dress though I wish it did fit
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
March 26, 2017
Loved the dress, its low and wide in chest area so wear stick on bra.
34 25 36 measurements , 5 ft 3 wore 4 inch heels. Weight 120 lb wore size 0. Fit perfectly without bra. Go compliments all night! Loved it! Plus it has pockets which is the best!!
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
March 23, 2017
I received so many compliments on this dress! I wore it to a wedding and loved the color.
I'm very busty (38D), so I used a cream colored bandeau to cover the girls since this was a pretty traditional/church wedding. The high low cut of the bottom was very flattering, even for a short girl like myself. Looked formal without being stuffy. I wore 4 inch wedges for the occasion, but even without the shoes, the length was still great! The inside was lined with silk which kept it from being static and too hot. I wore this on a day where it was 110 degrees outside with humidity and was still comfortable - and it didn't show sweat marks. I normally wear a 14, so a 14WR was a little bigger than I was used to but the 12 would have been too tight around the chest. Highly recommend for a summer wedding!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 22, 2017
Too revealing for a wedding
I thought the color and fabric was beautiful so I was so excited when I got this. However, the cut in the breast area was too revealing and just did not work with my boobs. I felt that the cleavage was too much for a formal wedding and when I sat down, my nipples came out! I tried different bras and boob tape and even gaffers tape. My boobs were just too soft and you could see the sag line. It was just not for me. I envied those who managed to have a good fit for their events and looked gorgeous in their photos!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
March 13, 2017
Lives up to the Marilyn name!
Fit well, definitely a little tight around the waist, but I figured I could take it in the name of glamour. The V-neck is much lower on me than shown in the photo-- I couldn't wear any of my bras (even though there is fantastic coverage elsewhere for the straps), and even my stick-on cups showed in the cleavage. You COULD wear this without a bra, but you'd have to be really comfortable with rocking the totally flat look. I plan to go out and buy one of those "deep plunge" bras or experiment with tape in order to wear this one.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 13, 2017
Beautiful quality dress
In initially ordered this dress in the cobalt but a last minute issue prevented RTR from sending my preferred size. They were very helpful in replacing the cobalt dress with 2 other selections that I ultimately did not care for, but additionally overnighted the coral version of the cobalt dress. This dress is very pretty, good solid weight, and felt good on. It was snug enough that I did not feel the need for a bra but it is quite low cut. Also, snugness being a plus while standing was a little uncomfortable to sit in for an extended period but nothing major. I did love this dress and felt beautiful in it.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
March 1, 2017
The perfect pink semi-formal dress!
I wore this for a women's health charity event that had some formal outfits, some cocktail outfits, so I tried to go middle-of-the-road and this was PERFECT. The fabric, surprisingly, is really light and much more casual than I thought. There's no stretch but there's definitely room to move. I fit PERFECTLY in the 8R and it was pretty true to size. Also, I am a 34DD and the chest fit perfectly. (and flattered the heck out of me up top!) Also comes with pockets and is super bra friendly - what more could you ask for? The only thing that seemed somewhat odd was the hi/lo wasn't as high in the front as the picture indicates. Winter this summer color up with black and gold shoes/accessories.
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