allison parris

Coral Marilyn Gown

$485 retail

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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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274 reviews
Fit
Large
(24)
True to Size
(106)
Small
(20)
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 33
February 28, 2016
Rented for a client to wear in a photo shoot

The fit was perfect. The length isn't going to be super flattering on shorter girls, but the neckline and fall of the waistline were right on the money for my subject. The color is definitely coral, but might look pink or peach depending on the light. The fabric is definitely heavier than it looked in the photos and doesn't feel super expensive. Heavy-polyester? Would love to see the same cut in a really drapey, silkier fabric. Overall pleased with how it looked.

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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
March 2, 2016
Great shape, comfortable dress, low cut

This dress was super comfortable and I (surprisingly) loved the hi-lo hem. Made it so easy to walk but still looked formal enough for a charity gala. The only issue I had with this dress is it is VERY low cut. Like, my parents were visiting and I didn't want my Dad to see me in the dress, low cut. As a 36D, I should have been more aware of the plunging neckline. I'm usually fairly conservative in that regard so maybe it was just me! Also, shout out to Melanie R from RTR who was amazingly fantastic! I had some issues with delivery (not RTR's fault!) and she could not have been more accommodating and sweet.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 3, 2016
Stylist Review

This dress is absolutely fantastic. As you can see in the photo, it looks great on a variety of shapes. All things said, the dress is perfect, but it runs a little large in the bust, and there is no built in support in the bust. For this reason, I would say size down for your backup. This dress is not standard bra friendly due to the plunging neckline, so girls who are smaller busts should consider wearing a "nubra". The full skirt of this style is so much fun, and shows of a killer pair of heels (and pedicure). The fabric has no stretch, and the dress is fitted at the natural waist. This makes the dress an excellent group for all body types except baby bump. Pair this style with a gorgeous necklace and statement clutch for the perfect "Carrie gone to a party with Mr. Big" look.

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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 8, 2016
Pretty dress.

Pros: 1. The color is great, and so is the fabric--it is not heavy. 2. The dress is flattering, it has a natural waistline (not empire). 3. A lot of compliments, and I was comfortable in it. Cons: 1. The wire that holds the shape of the bust line fell down throughout the night, it's a V shaped thick wire to keep the dress from baring TOO much cleavage, so that got really annoying, as I had to keep pushing it back up. 2. I ordered a 6L and an 8L. There was a HUGE difference between the two sizes. I got the 8 because I am a bit busty, and wanted to make sure that my boobs would actually fit. But I was swimming in the 8.

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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 18, 2016
This was a beautiful dress- I got so many compliments on it! People said I was the best dressed.

I definitely needed the longer size. I am 5'9" and with my heels, I definitely needed the longer size for the dress to hit the floor. I tried the dress on in the store and it fit pretty similarly. There was a little bunching in the bust area of the dress that I don't remember from trying it on, but overall, it fit beautifully.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 22, 2016
Fit like a glove.

Dragged a little on the floor with 4 inch heels. Fit perfect, no Hollywood tape needed for the plunging neckline.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34A
March 27, 2016
I loved the look but the wiring in the dress wasn't done well

The wiring was loose in this dress and caused wear on the neck line so I was not as happy with it but it didn't ruin my Easter :) it is a beautiful pick but I wish that had been checked

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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152lbs
April 9, 2016
Customer service and shipping

Loved the color and style! Pretty tight around the bust area so I had to go up a size but looked and felt amazing! I would def recommend this dress.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 18, 2016
Classic style that didnt disappoint.

I loved the high-lo bottom! I'm 5'3 and I was worried that I was going to have people walk all over the train or that the dress really wasn't going to come off as high low because I am shorter. But it was GREAT. My event was black tie optional, so there was a good mix of cocktail dresses and gowns and I fit right in. The dress itself was a little banged up. There is a v shaped wire that goes right down the middle to keep the dress separated-but on my dress it was loose and unsecured, so there was just a piece of metal floating around messing up the overall structure of the chest. The waist was a tight 6, while the length of the chest was very long (I have a short torso). I couldn't pin it at the shoulders, so I had to walk around all night perfectly poised with my shoulders as far back as I could push them. It is a BEAUTIFUL dress, but because of the length of the chest I doubt I would rent again.

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 28, 2016
Insanely beautiful dress--it was very flattering

I'm normally a size 2-4 but the 0 was perfect so get your backup size a size down maybe? I loved wearing this dress, it was fun to dance in, absolutely perfect for a formal southern wedding!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
April 20, 2016
It was super easy and fun to find a great dress

It fits very tight on your natural waist, so order a size up. It fits really well on most body types as well.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
April 21, 2016
The high-low skirt made me feel like a movie star whenever I took a step!

I loved the dress! I decided to wear the smaller size to fit my bust (because I couldn't wear a bra). However, that made the waistline a little tight. There is a wire at the base of the neckline that I had to fix because it fell out of place but then it stayed the rest of the night. The neckline was sexy yet sophisticated and the color was gorgeous. I had so many compliments on this dress! I was sad to give it back.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
April 22, 2016
This is definitely a statement dress! I wore it for engagement photos & got lots of compliments.

This is definitely a statement dress! I wore it for my engagement photos and got SOOO many compliments on it. I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs. and wore the 4R with about 3" wedges and the length was perfect. Both the 4R and 2R fit, but the waist drops low enough to cut into your hips if you have wider hips. So for me, the 4R was more flattering.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 23, 2016
Beautiful dress, perfect for hourglass shape.

You need fashion tape and a low profile bra to tape inside the dress. There is no cup support without a bra of some kind. The shape, flow and fabric of this dress is wonderful.

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Size worn:
14WL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Body type: Hourglass
April 25, 2016
Beautiful, but it didn't work for me.

I didn't wear it. Returned for credit. Gorgeous dress but it gaped on the back near the zipper and under the arms. No amount of fashion tape could get it to look right and feel comfortable at the same time.

Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 25, 2016
I was looking for a simple, inexpensive dress but ended up falling in love with this dress!!

This dress fit beautifully for prom! The small problem I found was that I did not fill out the top area so I did wear a push up bra. I was worried that I would continuously have to fix it the whole but it didn't bother me at all! I loved this dress and it was perfect!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
April 28, 2016
Pretty

I love the color and idea of this dress but for my body type it didn't feel the most flattering.

RTR CustomerApril 28, 2016
You look amazing. I think the dress was perfect for you!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 28, 2016
Did not wear

I rented this as a back up dress due to a last minute problem with my backup size. I wasn't sure of it on the website but was so pleasantly surprised when I tried it on! It's so elegant and sassy at the same time, and the pockets are really cool. The chest area was a little strange for me, it kind of made them bumpy, so I maybe wouldn't recommend this if you're bigger than a 34c. I ended up not wearing it because of that. Other than that, really great dress.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Body type: Full Bust
April 11, 2016
:-(

I wasn't able to wear either of the sizes I ordered. The 16 was too drapey and my whole bra was exposed. The 14 wouldn't zip. Also, the zippers were über difficult to work. Avoid this if you are busty or short waisted.

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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
February 24, 2016
This was for part of our engagement shoot at the Loews Madison Hotel DC

The dress is very forgiving especially for big busted ladies like myself (DD+) The High Low hem is absolutely beautiful and the pockets and seamed waist give it the perfect amount of structure. The pics online dont do it justice, you will feel like a princess. I got tons of compliments.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 18, 2016
Simple, Classic, and HAS POCKETS...Need I say MORE!

This dress was so perfect for the Grand Opening Gala for my work! The cut was absolutely flattering and the fact that it had pockets was the icing on the cake for this dress. I would definitely rent this again!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 4, 2016
Awesome dress! I received compliments all night!

I ordered a 2 and 4 and the four fit perfectly! I can wear either depending on the brand so fits fairly true to size. The little wire in the front moves around so it can be a little strange...but over all I loved the look. I just wore pasties under it no other bra

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 10, 2016
Lovely dress

I planned to wear this dress to a formal awards banquet. I normally wear a size 6 and ordered up based on reviews. The 6 was way too small and the 8 didn't fit either. I am busty and have a thick waist. The waist on the dress is very fitted and I could not get the dress zipped up all the way. I was so bummed because it would've been the perfect dress for my evening. I had rented a pink statement necklace to go with it and the colors went well together. If it had fit it would've been very flattering. I would try this again, but next time with a bigger size.

Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
April 12, 2016
Wonderful dress for outdoor wedding!

The high / low skirt was perfect for a formal outdoor wedding. The top was a bit large, so I had to pin the straps down, but otherwise the fit was great.

Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 3, 2016
I got so many compliments! The color was great, and I loved the front - definitely stood out at prom

There were huge gaps between the chest and the shoulders in both sizes. I had to wear the 8 because my chest was popping out of the 6, lol, but the gaps were even bigger on the 8. I had to pin it in a really awkward way, and the pins came out pretty soon so I just gave up. But otherwise it was great! I needed it on Saturday, and I didn't order it until Wednesday. I got it on Friday, and the packaging was super convenient and cool. The service was amazing, enough to make up for the disappointment of the dress not fitting very well. Definitely will try again with RtR!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Bust size: 36C
May 11, 2016
Comfortable sexy dress

Rented it for my friends bday, ceremony was outside at 5pm in the spring. Wanted to be comfortable and dance. This dress did that. Kind of tight on the chest so with the right bra it gave me crazy cleavage instead of squeezed boobs

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 11, 2016
100 complements

Loved this dress. Fit was so flattering. Color was amazing.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 21
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 18, 2016
10/10 would recommend

Loved wearing this dress; great to dance in at PROM

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
May 16, 2016
Great dress! Classy and showy; stood out from the crowd. So many compliments!

This dress worked perfectly for prom. It made me feel like a princess and I got a ton of compliments. The color is a beautiful coral, and though I'm not usually a pink girl it complimented my blond hair, blue eyes and skin tone well. The top made my boobs look fantastic, but it was classy enough to send proud pics to mom. Although I was originally worried about how poofy it would be around the hips, and it isn't the most flattering in the belly area, the flair was pretty and the wind caught the skirt perfectly in photos. Where the fit was a bit more of a problem was in the shoulders and straps area--as I am pretty short/petite (not in boob size but more in height) the straps were a bit roomy. It was fine for taking pictures and eating dinner, as I could pull the back down and the front up. When dancing, it slipped down a little and pouched on the sides of the boobs a little, but these were all very minor and not very noticeable. One last note: I used a bra with an extra piece extending the band down made for low back and low cut things which worked really well so it didn't show in the front. Would recommend!

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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 22, 2016
Red carpet ready

Flattering cut for hour glass shaped ladies. The color and quality are superb. I also ordered this super cute pale pink fur vest from Rent The Runway to wear with it. Perfect for a Beverly Hills Fashion Show.

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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Wedding
May 23, 2016
No one else had my dress and I didn't have to pay 300 dollars for a black tie dress!

I had to size up to fit my chest but you couldn't tell the dress was a little big. It was very flattering on and I got lots of compliments!

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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
May 25, 2016
Love the shape!

Loved the high-low effect of this dress. It was a full skirt but didn't feel heavy bc it was so flowy. I got compliments all night, though I did have some fit issues. Both sizes came with rips in the V neck, probably where the bust was stretched beyond what was intended. The bust was oddly on the small side, in terms of depth, though very wide, and open on the sides. I ended up in the 16 bc the 14 was smashing my boobs. The 16 was a much looser fit, but with some double sided tape, it worked out. It didn't seem to be too low for my comfort, and I was able to wear a regular VS bra with it. Be weary of an overstretched V and definitely get doublesided tape, if you're going to rent.

Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
May 20, 2016
Everyone loved it

I have bigger boobs but it has a wire in it so it kept them perky. I loved it.

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Size worn:
14WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Weight: 220lbs
May 26, 2016
Rented for my bachelorette in Napa and I felt like the bell of the ball!

The dress fit perfectly however the chest area was a bit odd..it creates a weird line like its too tight but it wasn't pulling like it looked. You had to hoist the ladies up to keep the line from happening which then gives crazy cleavage, however, I never felt like I needed something underneath but it may have helped prevent the weird line thing. There was a little weird v shaped support wire I'm thinking, but it just kept floating around to weird places in the chest area on the dress. the length was perfect (I'm 5 10") and the fabric was structured yet light which made it a perfect fancy summer night dress! Would definitely rent again with the right bra.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 30, 2016
Deep V cut

The dress was pretty but the deep V cut was too low for my both my frame and the formality of the event. Ended up wearing a different dress. Perks to the dress are the pretty pink color and high-low length.

Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
June 1, 2016
I had something to wear...

Last minute dress. Ran big because it was not my size.

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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
June 14, 2016
My retirement party,felt good looked fantastic!

Bust area was a bit large, solved the problem with a push-up bra. It was a bit more revealing than I'm use to but it worked. I was still receiving compliments the next day.

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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
June 14, 2016
Beautiful color...not for large busted women

beautiful dress!!On the model it looks like it won't be that revealing...caution to large busted women- it is!! I almost wore a cami underneath it but it looked ridiculous- instead I wound up pinning up the straps so it was a little bit less immodest. Overall it was GORGEOUS and i loved the way it moved. If it wasn't for the bust area I would TOTALLY rent this dress again.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 16, 2016
Nice, classic

True to size,

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 21, 2016
Gala Event! Great dress with the right bra!

This dress was really striking. I wore the 8, I fit into the 6, but it was so tight it made the front look funny. I purchased a special bra and it made everything lie correctly. I don't usually wear so much cleavage but liked this dress, just had to get comfortable with it.

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