allison parris

Dark Charm Gown

$105 – $155 rental
$740 retail
Stylist Notes

A sheer detail adds an unexpected twist to this elegant strapless allison parris gown. Elevate the formal silhouette with simple heels.

Also available in red.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12, two lengths available. Regular measures 37'' from neckline to shortest part of hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 40" from neckline to shortest part of hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

Product Details

Black faille (100% Polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. High-low full skirt. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. Regular length measures 37” from neckline to shortest part of hem. Made in USA.

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153 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
December 27, 2015
Perfect dress runs true to size and dose require high hills so you won't step on the back of it
Perfect fit 2R
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
January 10, 2016
Loved it!
So many compliments. True to size, and little tighter in the bust. Perfect for black tie affair
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 31, 2016
I got lots of compliments.
It was too small, and therefore very uncomfortable.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 1, 2016
Compliments all night!
I received this dress instead of one that I had originally picked out. I would have liked to try on the size 0 but they only sent me a 2R. The fit overall was perfect for my 5'5'' 115 lb frame but although I am a 32D the bust area was a tad bit too large. This is the reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5.. I had to lift the top of the dress up frequently. I definitely would have preferred the 0R. All in all though, a great experience. Everyone lpved the dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
February 19, 2016
Great dress!
Ended up wearing a different dress but this was still stunning. Wearing 3 inch heels and being 5 feet, the back end of the dress still touched the ground.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
February 24, 2016
Felt like a princess--fit wonderfully with room to move!
Fit well--except a bit small in the chest (I'm a 32D) but absolutely LOVED this dress and got a TON of compliments!!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 28, 2016
A true princess dress
A true show stopper the fit was perfect. I wore the size 10 and it fit true to size with the feel of a bridal corset. The waist was comfortable to have dinner before the party and still feel comfortable enough to dance all night long. The length was a tad long but it didn't bother me at all. . I wore my sisters bridal sash for an extra wow factor paired it with a pair of crystal drop earrings and my handmade mask for the perfect masquerade night. Loved every moment in this dress
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 151lbs
March 27, 2016
Great customer service! Had a replacement dress to me with an 18 hours!!!
I got so many compliments on the stress! I absolutely loved it. I normally wear a size 8 and had to wear a size 12 because of my large bust. (36DD) The size 10 was so small I couldn't zip it up and the size 12 was still tight but I was able to wear it without a bra underneath. I did have to continually pull the dress up throughout the night.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 10, 2016
Beautiful!
Beautiful dress! I wore it to a black tie gala. It was a little tight in the chest. Overall the dress was beautiful and I got tons of compliments!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Age: 29
April 13, 2016
Fantastic
I wore this to a formal daytime wedding anniversary. It fit great. The delivery/packaging is awesome. Returning the items was also very easy (this was my first time RTR). Fit is very flattering as it is tailored through the waist and then flows out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
May 1, 2016
This dress is absolutely stunning!
This dress is absolutely stunning. I am usually a 32E/30F and the 10R fit just right and I didn't have to wear a bra and it was comfortable and didn't have to keep pulling it up all the time. The skirt part of the dress was so fun to dance in and was not heavy at all! There was so much fabric in the skirt but didn't look bulky at all. The pockets were also amazing! I am 5'9" and the dress was a perfect length.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
April 11, 2016
Great dress!
I loved this dress. I wanted to order a 4, but it was not available when I ordered my dresses. I was still able to wear the 6, but it was a little loose in the waist and the top of the bust. Still a beautiful dress and very comfortable! Great first RTR experience!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
May 9, 2016
Fit amazingly!!
I loved this dress so much! I wore it to prom and it fit perfectly. I have broad shoulders which was a little frustrating Bc I am also a 36A so I had to pull it up a couple times but I fixed that with some fashion tape :) definitely Recommend this dress. Made me feel like a princess through the whole night
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
May 11, 2016
Needed a gala dress with pockets.
Managing a black tie charity event is easier when you can carry a few items. I needed a dress with pockets and this one delivered. I wore all night and was able to both work and party! I made the decision to rent the 6 and 8 R just 1 week in advance but got this dress just in time with no issues. I usually wear a 6 in dresses, and am curvy on bottom. The 8 was too big on top (34B) and the 6 was perfect. I could tell the boning in the smaller size could get painful but a pair of spanks (which I normally would not wear) helped that. Bustier girls could have gotten away with the 8. I'm 5'2" and was worried about the back being too long. Other reviewers suggested 3-4" heels. I ended up getting 3.5" silver wedges that went perfectly. It was still a bit long but not terrible. The hem of both dresses were smashed in transit, so give yourself time to steam or iron. Overall I would rent again!
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 18, 2016
Simple elegance
I rented this dress for a benefit masquerade gala I attended last weekend. Although I didn't get a good picture of the dress, I was pleasantly surprised by how it looked on, and frequently got compliments throughout the evening. Although this draw looks like it could only paired with black strapping heels, it worked well with a wine colored pump and offers more versatility than it may seem in the picture. The size 2 regular fit perfectly, but the top was slightly loose so I ended up wearing a strapless bra and using fashion tape for good measure. Overall I really enjoyed tris gown, and because it was high-low it was very versatile for cocktail or black tie attire (the event I went to was very dressy cocktail). I absolutely adored the bottom of this dress, and it's overall simplicity means pairing it with some pearls or a mask goes perfectly. Rent this dress, even if you have reservations.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 29, 2016
THIS DRESS IS PERFECT! Was the perfect touch to a perfect prom!
The fit was great! I usually wear a 6 but I have a bigger bust so the 8 fit me perfectly! The tea length was perfect and with my silver accents, it made the dress fit wonderfully! I definitely recommend this dress for anyone to have a good time in!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 12, 2016
Absolutely Stunning!
This dress is stunning! It's light weight, has pockets, great shape and is simply elegant! The only downfall was the bones in the corset. I have a large chest and long legs with a short torso so it cut right at my hip bone. Either than that it was a true classic and a new favorite!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 13, 2016
Awesome bottom!!
Loved the fit!!! This strapless actually made my boobs look good!! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 16, 2016
Breathtaking. Classy
I loved this dress. The fabric is rich. The cut is perfect. The hem line is interesting. Lots of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 21, 2016
I loved this dress and received so many compliments!
The overall fit was great however, snug at the waistline.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
July 3, 2016
Most comfortable and flattering dress ever!
Dress was amazing! I am 5ft 5 and about 128lbs. 32DD. Dress fit like a glove was super comfortable and flattering. Never once did I have to worry about any part of my body looking bad as per my own insecurities. There are deep pockets in the dress that hide all the essentials without the need for a purse. I got nothing but compliments on this dress very happy with it!! Definitely recommended. The only issue I had was that I am small around the ribcage so I needed a VS bombshell to fill out the dress even though I am busty. Otherwise A++++++ on this selection.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 13, 2016
Beautiful dress
Slightly big in the bust, would have been fine with a little padding. I'm a 34b and usually wear a size 4. Great dress. Didn't end up wearing for this event but would definitely rent for another in the future.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 22, 2016
Classy and classic
I ended up wearing another dress from my shipment, but I did like this one too. It fit really snugly around my ribcage, and had room in the bust for a strapless bra (although I would have preferred it to be a little tighter to just go bra-less). The back part dragged on the floor without heels on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
September 4, 2016
Beautiful dress, ran large on top
This was a great choice for a black tie optional wedding. I wore my regular size 8, but the top of the dress was definitely too large. The 6 was unavailable, but some clever pinning averted any wardrobe malfunctions! I am 5'10" and with 2.5" heels the hem fell about two inches off the floor in the back. The hi-lo hem made the dress easy to dance in, and I got compliments on the style all evening.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
September 14, 2016
Pockets are a girls best friend
I absolutely loved this dress. I wore it to a black tie wedding. I felt elegant, I looked wonderful, and I stashed my belongings in the pockets. A side note about the pockets: I forgot my ID, my hotel key card, and a hilarious flip book of photos (an awesome wedding favor) in the pockets when I shipped the dress back to RTR. I never even realized I did it until I received my belongings in the mail! Thank you so much RTR, you've earned a customer for life. (PS I'm a little embarrassed by the flip book photos. Don't judge me, it was an open bar.)
DanielleSeptember 15, 2016
can you tell me your height and measurements please... I'm about to order this dress. Thank you Danielle
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
September 16, 2016
Loved the pockets!
This dress was for a black tie event and it was perfect! The bodice fit like a glove and was so comfortable. The bottom flowed out nicely from my waist making it great for dancing! The pockets were a godsend! I'm 5'5 and was nervous that the dress would be too long but I wore a small heel and it was the perfect length. Beautiful dress and I promise you'll get a million complements on how elegant and chic you look!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
September 21, 2016
Gorgeous! - but hurts the waist
We rented this gown for 3 bridesmaids to wear. It's a beautiful gown with absolutely no give. I'm an apple shape and wore the 8: the second girl a size 4 pear; the 3rd a straight and narrow size 2. Our straight and narrow friend had no issues. Me (the apple) and the pear found that the waist dug in so tightly, we unzipped it at every opportunity. Both of us tried going up a size, which had the same waist issue with a gaping bust. Shapewear didn't help either. We looked good, but were in lots of discomfort!
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 28, 2016
Pretty Dress but runs small
I didn't end up wearing this dress as I got it as a backup to another one. The dress is very pretty by runs smalll. I normally am a 0 in clothing and occasionally a 2 but the 2 in this dress barely fit. It was very tight through the bodice part and I could barely breath. I'm fairly small chested so was surprised it ran so small. Definitely order up in this dress if you are interested.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 4, 2016
Loved it!
The dress fit perfectly and I received a lot of great comments! The one problem I encountered was the middle section dug into my stomach when I sat down. Other than that, it was great!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
October 4, 2016
Stunning dress
The dress was fitted, flattering and extremely comfortable. I was very pleased.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 7, 2016
So fun to dance in!
Super snug, very flattering. The only downside is the corset-like top ended up bruising my hips/ribs, but that may have just been my crazy dancing.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 9, 2016
Perfect Fit
The dress fit perfectly! It was super comfortable and the pockets were amazing! The bottom of the dress needed to be ironed and fixed from being in the box. Other than that it was an amazing dress for a formal event.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 10, 2016
Gorgeous statement dress!
Loved this dress. Perfect for a formal wedding without the hassle of wearing full length - made walking in (high!) heels a breeze and never had to worry about picking up the dress. Dress definitely ran small - was glad I tried this dress on at a store prior to rental. I am usually between a 4 and 6 and the 6 fit me (snug but well) in the store. When received for my rental, the zipper on the 6 was irritable and kept splitting, so I wore the 8. It felt just a tad loose but was overall happy with the fit and received a number of compliments. Do not be afraid to size up! Bottom edge is more free form than flows like the model photo (unfortunately) but still a lovely and dramatic effect! Needed to wear black but would have loved to wear the red!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 16, 2016
Amazing dress for twirling!
Fit was true to size. The back is a bit long but I wasn't tripping.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 27, 2016
Amazing dress
This was my first time using rent the runway and it definitely won't be my last. This dress fit perfect! I'm 5'3 and wore 3 inch heels and had just enough of a train that it wasn't an issue at all during the night. I did have to pull it up every now and again and wish I had sticky tape to secure my bra to the dress a bit but other than that would recommend this for any formal affair.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
October 29, 2016
Great fit and many complements!
Fit beautifully especially in the bust. Many complements were sent my way.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
November 6, 2016
Classic elegance
Bust was roomy while cage was very snug. Very full skirt with a beautiful cascaded high low hem. I'm glad I rented 2 days early because the dress was not wearable in it's delivered state and had to be professionally pressed. The mesh on the hem is stiff and unforgiving of the packaging, resulting in crimps and unruly wrinkles. Once it was pressed, it was flawless. I felt very beautiful. I opted for classic pumps so as not to take away from the elegance of the dress by drawing the eye to my feet.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2016
Not good if you have large chest
First, I'll say the dress was gorgeous. My normal dress size is a size 6, so I ordered a 6 and 8 for backup. While they both fit in the waist, I was unable to zip all the way up because of my chest - there was absolutely no stretch in the top. So sad! RTR has excellent customer service though, and they were able to help me pick out a new dress, which was at my door before noon the next day.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
November 18, 2016
All the love I got wearing this!
I absolutely loved the fit of this dress. Was super comfortable, and I loved the pockets. Compliments all night. Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 52
November 20, 2016
Rave reviews
I typically don't wear strapless dresses because I am busty. So I was self conscious all evening. However, I got many compliments. Took a size larger than I thought I would need but it was still pretty tight around the rib cage and bust--that's probably what kept it up. Way too long for me. This more of a Low-Lower than a High-Low on me! I had a little train in the back. Pockets!!!! Great for dancing.
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