allison parris

Down the Middle Dress

$64 to buy
$350 retail
Stylist Notes

Rich, saturated red makes this flirty dress by Allison Parris a luxe pick for your next event. Accent with the kate spade new york Hello Shanghai Milan Clutch and modern heels.

Also available in blue, gold, and purple.

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.

BUST: Great for any cup size - dress features deep v and built in boning
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

We recommend Hollywood Fashion Tape's Double Sided Fashion Tape.

Product Details

Red crepe. (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-Neckline. Full skirt with pockets. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye. 35” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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628 reviews
Fit
Large
(46)
True to Size
(288)
Small
(64)
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
September 27, 2017
Prefect dress!
Fits perfectly! Received many compliments! Loved this dress! Be careful of the wind cause the dress will fly up like Marilyn Monroe
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
September 16, 2017
Great dress on the dance floor
Great fit. Seems to bring in your waist in a beautiful way. wearing a bra will greatly alter the fit.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
September 13, 2017
It is a statement dress.
loved the dress. must have the tape to avoid it being too gappy in the top.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
September 1, 2017
Beautiful and a little daring.
Right now, I am on that very chubby side for me. My measurements are 38 1/2, 30, 35 are usually wear a 10. An 8 when I'm thinner. 124lbs as opposed to my now chubby weight of 135. I'm 5 foot tall and the length is fine. Obviously, longer than on the model but it still looks good. I am a 36 D or DD. I have a large rib cage but this dress zipped up! And I do mean by the skin of my teeth. I was thrilled I could zip it all the way up because that means if I just lose 5 pounds before the Christmas party I'm going to look good in this dress and breathe too! (More would look even better) I am an upside down pear. Broad shoulders very little hips. But the full skirt balances me out and is flattering. I do recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 14, 2017
RTR Team Review
Rented this for a swing dancing date! Classic style and super flared, swirly skirt made it perfect. Runs a little tight in the waist so size up for backup. The metal boning in the neckline V keeps everything in place and the dress properly shaped. Fabric almost looks a little plum in person rather than true red.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
August 9, 2017
The straps did not sit right, I did not wear it.
The torso was a bit too long for me (I do have a slightly shorter torso) but it mad the straps sit too loosely and the v dipped awkwardly low. I could have used fashion tape, but it would not have sat quite right on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
July 12, 2017
Simple and classic
I don't usually wear red but this was a nice and safe option. A little tight in the bust but fit nicely otherwise.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 26, 2017
Cute
I liked the style of this dress a lot and it was great for dancing. However, I'm small chested and the 2 was a bit too tight in the waist while fitting my chest, but the 4 was too large on my chest while fitting my waist better. I ended up wearing the 2 which was a bit uncomfortably tight, but it made me feel more secure in the chest area. I got a lot of compliments and it was a nice dress for a fall wedding.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 21, 2017
Comfortable and Flattering
Received lots of compliments all night. The dress was very comfortable, and flattering! I was able to sit for dinner as well as dance with no issues. Would definitely rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 6, 2017
Great color
The dress was a great color. I'm not very busty and for me sizing was very loose in the top and tight in the waist. I wore stick on cups and they were perfect with the low cut of the dress. If you are very busty this would be a great dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
May 3, 2017
N/A
Ran true to size, was not too short, and great for dancing! Lots of compliments on this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
April 28, 2017
Holiday party
I loved this dress but it was loose on top and tight around my ribs. Must use fashion tape!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
April 21, 2017
Little red dress
Fit right around rib cage and flew out nicely and loved the deep plunge !
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 8, 2017
Great color, flattering dress
I rented this dress for a New Years Eve wedding. It is a low cut top, but in a classy way. I ordered a 6 but wore the 4 that was sent as a backup size, because the straps on the top do run a little large. Fit snug through the ribs but was comfortable overall with a really fun skirt to dance in! I felt like a million bucks in this dress.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 3, 2017
This dress was absolutely stunning!
The top of the dress runs a little larger which is why I wore the 2, usually a 4. I am small chested and have narrow shoulders so the sleeves had a small amount of trouble staying up, but thats what dress tape is for! I would definitely wear again!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 17, 2017
Beautiful! Fun and flirty!
Rented this for a wedding in the mountains and it was beautiful. It runs a bit small in the top, but overall fit great. The weather was warmer than expected so it was a bit uncomfortable until the evening but the color was stunning and the fit was fun. Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Weight: 110lbs
March 10, 2017
a little uncomfortable
This is definitely made for busty girls, as a 32D I struggled with the extra fabric and the loose feeling even with tape to secure the dress. Got plenty of compliments though, great dress!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 17, 2017
I wore this dress for a New Years Eve party and it was perfect!
The fit was true to size and I felt amazing in the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
February 12, 2017
Classy and overall wonderful dress!
I loved this dress and had so much fun in it! The only thing I was nervous about was the lower neckline with my flatter chest, but it was just fine! I'd rent it again!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 16, 2017
I really wanted to like it, but...
Rented this with the intention of wearing it for New Years and a birthday dinner. The flared skirt was great, but it just didn't fit in the chest. I was ready for the amount of cleavage based on the other reviews, but my 34DDDs were just too big for the size 6, causing a weird line around the middle where the fabric was pulled too tight. Then the size 8 was too big/floppy in the shoulder area to keep the cleavage manageable, while still tight in the same spot. Large chested ladies, beware with this one. It was too late for me to get a replacement for New Years, but I did end up with a great replacement dress for my birthday thanks to RTR support.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 16, 2017
Wish it would have worked
I had my heart set on wearing this to my work function. Unfortunately I had put on some weight and they didn't have the next size up available so I went w a different option. Loved the color and the look of this! It's also super forgiving for anyone w a heavier bottom half. Probably not the best option overall if you have a smaller chest as the dress does t give any extra oomph. Although I could see a potential wardrobe malfunction if you had a large chest as well. The color is outstanding. The top is what you should be concerned about w fit. The size 8 would have fit my waist but not my chest probably. The 6 was just a little too tight in the ribs for me to feel comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
January 11, 2017
Ran small
This dress is very pretty, but it definitely ran small. It was my backup dress and not used. I'm typically a 10 on top/8 at waist, but I could barely zip up the dress over my waist in the size 10.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 5, 2017
Beautiful wedding on New Year's Eve with friends, family, and S.O.
This dress is quality material and love the cut. It would have been absolutely perfect if it had come in a petite size. The neckline was MUCH lower on me than on the model and too long in the waist/shoulders. I tried using fashion tape to tape the *ahem* girls in, but alas, it did not hold when I danced and such. Therefore, I ended up wearing a shawl all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
January 1, 2017
The little red dress
Great dress but the material DOES NOT STRETCH which is hard is you have a bigger chest. Overall love the cut and the slightly lower back skirt. Twirls wonderfully. I wore a regular bra and was surprised this wasn't too short.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
December 29, 2016
Didn't wear - but gorgeous color!
The bottom of the skirt is absolutely stunning and is perfect to dancing. Unfortunately, the top is much too big and even though I'm a 32D, I still did not have enough to fill out the top. :(
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 28, 2016
Loved this dress! Got tons of compliments and felt beautiful all night!
The waist is a little tight and the shoulders a little large, but with a little tape, it was perfect. No one else noticed the straps were a little large. Had so much fun, I completely forgot to take a picture.
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
December 28, 2016
Christmas dress!
The color and style was perfect for Christmas. I had to cover the front with a scarf because the cut was really low. I'm a 36dd, so a bra is required. I think the dress is made for women with smaller breast or maybe I needed to find a bra that fit just right. In all fairness, i got the dress a day before the Christmas party.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
December 27, 2016
Most odd fit ever
This dress was the most odd fitting dress I've ever worn! I was so sad because it is so gorgeous. If you have no hip shape, and are large up top this dress is for you. The waist sits so low and gave me major love handles. There was so much extra fabric up top, even tapping it would not have helped. :( if you have an hourglass figure I do not suggest this dress
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 22, 2016
Holiday Party Perfection
I absolutely loved this dress!!! The top is plunging but fit perfectly with petals! I'm usually not totally comfortable with lots of cleavage but I felt very secure in this dress like nothing was going to just fall out. Absolutely beautiful.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 22, 2016
Great dress, other dress i rented was a better dress for the event.
Great color... awesome quality. I was happy overall, however the other dress I wore /rented was just more of a stand out and more appropriate for my work gala. This dress was a bit low cut and the top was a little baggy in the shoulders. If you have hips, this dress tends to poof out a bit... which is cute . I was looking for a more sleek look.. but this is very cute for a party or wedding. You cannot wear a regular bra without showing the front of it.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
December 21, 2016
Disappointed!
I really loved the dress when I first saw it online. However when I received it I was disappointed. It just didn't fit right. Bit lose some areas and definitely tight around the waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
December 21, 2016
Office Party Power Dress
I will most definitely be renting this dress again! Was getting compliments all night! So comfortable, even through dancing and dinner. I have a very curvy lower half, so I have trouble finding dresses that fit both my upper and lower body well.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
December 19, 2016
Long straps for 5'3"
I rented this dress because of the big skirt that is great for dancing and the beautiful color which was perfect for a holiday party. The downside (and the reason this wasn't a five star dress for me) was the straps that were too long. I was hoping I could do like other RTR reviewers and go without a bra. The bodice on the 8 fit snug enough to make it possible for my 36DD chest size. Unfortunately it wouldn't work because the straps had excess fabric for my size. I wore a plunge v neck strapless bra and pulled my shoulders back as best I could all night. I couldn't even wear one with straps because they would should behind the baggy straps. I DID get many compliments but I was insecure about the fit all night. Just wish I had a longer torso so this dress would've been a knockout for me.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
December 19, 2016
I got a lot of compliments
It fits really tight around the torso, I just had a baby and was looking for something a bit flowy around the waist. The cleavage/plunge was a bit much for a work event but I was happy to wear a cardigan.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
December 18, 2016
Not good for my size/ shape
I got a 6 and 8, normally wear an 8. Neither fit. Could not breathe when zipped up the 8 and the straps were too long anyway. Cute dress but better for Someone taller, I'm 5'3", 36c and about 145. I probably could have breathed in a 10 but the straps would have then been way to long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 17, 2016
A Very Joe.e Christmas Show vocal performance @ Grand Theater
Great fit, perfect red color!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
December 16, 2016
The lack of decor and feeling like my boobs were too exposed.
This dress is perfect if you want your boobs to be in everyone's face. I'm not even wearing a bra in this picture, I took it off after a while.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 13, 2016
Beautiful Dress, Lots of Cleavage , Figure flattering
This was sent when my original order was delayed. I didn't end up wearing it because it showed to much cleavage for a company event. But I would definitely wear it for a different occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 8, 2016
Pretty and fun
The 6 fit me perfect. I'm on the semi-busty size and it could have gone either way and luckily it worked out and it fit without a bra. If you're not sure and are curvy I would go one size up for the extra size to be safe. It was fun and I got a lot of compliments. Great for the holiday party!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
December 8, 2016
Stunning dress
The dress was beautiful on and very flattering. My only complaint was that it was a little challenging to keep my bust in the dress. There were a few inappropriate moments because of this. Another benefit is that the dress is a little longer in the back than it is in the front which is nice if you are on the taller side like me.
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