allison parris

Freya Gown

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Stylist Notes

Fit for the most elegant of soirees, this Allison Parris gown is ethereal. Highlight its unique neckline with a statement necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Scoop neckline. Full skirt with embellished waist. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Made in the USA.

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61 reviews
Fit
Large
(13)
True to Size
(28)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
December 8, 2015
Dress fitted perfectly !

This gown was perfect. Love the fitted waist and felt very comfortable on the dance floor. I also loved that it had this little weight at the bottom line. Which made dress move when walking. Got lots of compliments. I would recommend staying true to size.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
December 16, 2015
Beautiful, classic dress

This dress was rented as a back-up, but I ended up loving the fit of this dress more. It is very flattering, accentuating the waist. The fabric on the bodice was a heavier fabric, making it feel structured. Thankfully this dress runs short because I needed to wear flats. If wearing heels, I would suggest renting a long.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2016
I wore this dress to a formal NYE party.

I opted to wear the 8R instead of the 10R. The 10R was almost too big! The dress fit pretty well, but the straps/chest fell very low. I ended up pinning the straps up by about and inch to not only feel comfortable, but to also to raise the fabric so it didn't sag/gather on my natural waist. I would definitely recommend wearing heels with this dress versus flats.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 4, 2016
SO many compliments! Sorry I don't have a picture to post.

This dress is a classic. It is definitely made for a bustier girl. I typically wear a 4/6 because I am larger in the bottom but had to get a 2 to fit my chest size. I would highly recommend ordering based on your bust. Also, I would have wanted a long but that size was not available, this was a replacement for my first choice. If you are interested in getting this dress and you want to wear pumps definitely get a long if you are taller than 5'5"

Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
January 11, 2016
A good friend's wedding- gorgeous event!

I have a typical hourglass figure- small waist, ample chest (34DDD) and hips. I wanted a dress that cinched in at my waist but with a full skirt. The dress was beautiful & I got a lot of compliments on it. It definitely showed off my chest....perhaps a bit too much! The only issue I had with it was because I had to go larger to fit my chest, it was a bit too long in the trunk portion of the dress. This caused the top portion to have a bit too much material so it didn't have that perfect fit & I felt like I was constantly pulling up the top so my cleavage wasn't too much. I did like the bottom though, very comfortable & had this trim around the bottom that gave it a really flowy effect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 177lbs
January 26, 2016
Loved the look of this dress and really wished it fit.

I am not small in the bust but this dress really made me feel that way. It was very large and even with help from some push up bras I could not fill it out. Rest of the dress fit like a dream and I really wished I could have filled out the top. Next time I will get more than 1 size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
February 16, 2016
Like this dress but didn't wear it.

I ordered a size 10 which is usually the perfect size for me but the bust of this dress ran a little large. My bra size is a 36C. Other than that it was a very nice dress that I would have worn if it fit a little bit better.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
March 1, 2016
I received several compliments on the outfit with the dress being the centerpiece.

thank goodness for spanx. Helped to hide an ample bottom.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 8, 2016
Wedding in Vegas

This was my back up dress and I did not end up wearing it because I loved my first choice so much. However, it is a great dress. The fit was flattering and forgiving!

Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
March 16, 2016
Wanted to love this

I wanted to love this dress so much but I couldn't get it zipped up. I was able to wear a second dress that was a size 12 but this one wouldn't even come close. When I looked to see how what had zipped looked, it looked like a big muffin top. Oh well, better luck next time!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
March 28, 2016
gorgeous black dress

this was a backup dress when my first choice wasn't available, and while admittedly not the look i pictured for my event (i wanted something more colorful) it was a show stopper and photographed nicely. i have a large c cup sized chest and it was easy to zip up, but not so large i couldn't fill it out. however, i do see how someone less ample in the chest may have an issue filling out the front as did seem more comfortable (chest wise) compared to the last dress by this label i rented. at times i felt it was a bit witchy with my dark hair and pale skin and red lips i paired with it, but the dress was so gorgeous so i didn't really mind :)

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
April 16, 2016
GORGEOUS DRESS! Back-up, could not wear due to small bust.

I ordered this as my back-up dress and it was absolutely stunning. The fabric and detail are perfect if you love a classic look without looking Plain Jane. There was only a size smaller left than I typically wear so I went with it and it fit perfect everywhere but the bust. I have 34DDD so it probably wouldn't do this normally to women, but for me it smashed my chest into an awkward shape. I think even if I had ordered a size up the straps would have had too much slack and dropped the waist line too low.

Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 58
April 26, 2016
The dress is even better in person. It has a slight curl at the bottom the picture doesn't show.

This is the first dress I have ever rented. I love how I could pick another size for free, because I wasn't sure what size I would be in with this kind of dress. I loved how it smelled and looked clean. The garment bag that it came in was fabulous! What a great idea on packaging. They made it so easy to return. I would definitely rent from this company again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 114lbs
November 24, 2015
Stylist Review

This gown is perfect for a formal or holiday event with the ball gown look and the light material. The detailed fitted waist is also great as it gives a defined waist. You can wear a strapless or standard bra with this gown which is perfect for those with a larger bust. I recommend going with your normal size and a size up for backup.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
December 8, 2015
This was a formal nighttime wedding.

I wore this dress to a formal wedding. It fit great! I wore a padded bra, which made the top a little tighter than I expected. I would order your normal size and one size up. I have wide hips, so the higher waistline worked out well for my body type. The beaded detail around the waist was so pretty and very elegant. The length was perfect, even with a 4 inch platform heel. When I first ordered the dress I wasn't sure how the material would look. It turned out great. The top part is cloth while the bottom is rayon. I love how the wire around the bottom makes the dress look. I received a lot of compliments on this dress. Overall, very happy with this dress!

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
February 17, 2016
Simple elegance for black tie fundraiser

The length was perfect for a short woman wearing high heels. The dress almost skimmed the floor. The top had ample size for me (34DDD), just a touch of cleavage and I could wear a normal bra. I loved the dress and it was perfect for the occasion.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 17, 2016
Endless compliments at the SAG Awards!!!

The dress is perfect for women who have a smaller waist and bigger assets. I normally wear an 8, but the way the zipper was placed, I was able to easily fit into the 6. It hits right at your waist, so if you're an hourglass like me, size down! :) The dress has no stretch, but that makes it very good for covering those things you don't want seen ;) If you're looking for a dress, don't look any further! This is it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
May 2, 2016
Stunning dress, beautifully cut.

The dress is definitely low cut so if you aren't comfortable with some cleavage, may not be the dress for you. If it had been mine to keep, I would've had some alterations done across the back. It was a little loose across the back, but some fashion tape across the front and under the straps helped to keep it in place. The length was perfect once I donned some high heeled sandals. I received so many compliments and was so sad to send it back!

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Size worn:
10P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Weight: 170lbs
May 11, 2016
It was my first AMPA Gala

I really loved this dress. I wish I could have purchased it to keep. The only problem I found was I had to keep pulling it up due to the fact that my bra would start to show a little bit.

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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 16, 2016
I won an award!

I felt elegant and comfortable in this dress!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 15, 2016
I love how elegant this dress made me feel, and I never had to worry about panty lines or bra straps

This dress is lovely and felt sturdy when I wore it. Luckily I don't have a large bust because it was snug in the chest. It is also low cut but very elegant.

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
July 6, 2016
Raisng Money for LLS

Sorry, I am sitting down in my photo. The fit was great every expect the back and straps. The back gapped and the straps had to be pulled up to keep the girls in place. The 10R would have been too tight in my torso though.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
August 25, 2016
Wintertime, formal award ceremony

This was a gorgeous dress, but it ran so small through the ribcage. I didn't get to wear it. I'm a 34DDD and was more than a little surprised that the 14 was too small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
September 18, 2016
Sooooo many compliments!

You know you scored a good dress when the bride is complimenting YOU. :) I wore this stunning floor-length gown to a black tie wedding and was beyond satisfied. The dress is elegant, comfortable, and flows beautifully. The top was just a tad loose—and if I had to do it again I would have purchased a push up strapless bra (regular bras aren't going to work with this dress)—but overall a perfect experience.

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
October 4, 2016
I wore this as a bridesmaid dress.

Pros: Gorgeous dress, moves well, easy to dance in, flattering, and comfortable. I received many compliments, and would wear it again for other formal occasions. Cons: Runs small (I usually wear a 10, but in this I wore a 12), straps didn't lie flat, and it's low-cut (so just be sure you're comfortable showing cleavage). None of these issues were worth deducting a star for, though. Overall, it's a great dress.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 172lbs
October 7, 2016
LOVE THIS DRESS! Want to rent it again!!!

Fit perfectly your size, don't go a number up or will be too big. Got a lot of compliments, simple, classic and glamorous !

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 28, 2016
Beautiful, for a long torso!

Beautiful classic dress - torso was too long for me and I had already sized down

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
October 30, 2016
Gothic Gown

I loved this dress. I decided that for Halloween it would be nice to wear a gown because sadly, I rarely have the occasion to wear a gown. This was perfect and had a very gothic, "Penny Dreadful", victorian-esque look to it. Paired with chandelier earrings, an up-do, and a fake scar on my neck and I was appropriately spooky. I ordered the 12P and the 10R as my back-up size. I ended up wearing the 10 though the 12 fit fine, could've gone with either. It's quite long and billowy, I'm not tall and even with heels I had to hoist the skirts up to navigate stairs without killing myself. But it's a beautiful gown and it was fun and comfortable to wear. Also, as a gal with large breasts (36FF) this dress fit them but definitely accentuated them, which I don't mind. Got 'em, flaunt 'em.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
October 27, 2016
Ok, but not glamourous

This dress is ok. The beading is simple and the neckline/sleeve pretty. The length makes it formal. But it isn't the outstanding dress I was looking for. I normally wear a 4 or 6 so I think based on how the 8 fit it is true to size. Looks better in the picture than it does in person.

RTR CustomerOctober 27, 2016
I found this review to be spot on!
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
November 7, 2016
Size 8 true to size, size 10 for bigger chest?

I received 2 sizes. The 8 was a little snug in the waist and the beaded appliqué was coming apart from the dress causing a hole so I couldn't wear it. I was hoping the 10 would be perfect, which it did fit better in the waist but the top had about a 4 inch gap in the chest. It just seemed like such a big difference in the top considering it was only one size difference. If you're small chested and have a more round section like me, this may not be the dress for you. But I did love it, the style just did not fit my body type unfortunately.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
November 19, 2016
Loved it

Top was a little big and had issues with zipper, but loved this dress. This dress wasn't too risky because it was black and A-line and it was just so classy and beautiful.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
December 4, 2016
Na

The straps are long.. I have big boobs and I needed to wear a black tank under

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
January 3, 2017
Beautiful dress for pear shaped women, if you're short get a petite

Dress was gorgeous and flattering, but I definitely needed a petite. I am 5' 3.5 but slightly short waisted with small shoulders and a small bust. This dress is definitely meant for someone with my shape but i had to pin the shoulders to make it fit. I'm sure the 10p would have been perfect.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
January 19, 2017
So many compliments on this one!

Even more gorgeous in person.

Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 9, 2017
Loved the quality and style but the top was way too big! I ended up not wearing it.

I really wanted this dress to work because I loved the neckline and feel of the bottom. Awesome quality but the top was WAY too low cut. I have a small chest and could barely keep it up. The straps were also way to loose too and I am very broad shouldered. It fit my waist but the top was too low cut and falling down. I ended up not wearing it.

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 29
March 15, 2017
Lovely evening gown!

This is overall a very lovely dress and I received many compliments throughout the evening. It does run a bit large for size. I had to pin the shoulders up to make the top fit appropriately. Additionally it is a bit long. I am 5'3" and needed to wear pumps to prevent the dress from dragging. I was a bit surprised as well that the eyelets around the waist actually do show the skin underneath, it is not just a belt.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
March 18, 2017
Fast delivery, not so great dress

Torso is long, even in an 8P it wasn't quite right. Ended up going with something else.

Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
March 20, 2017
Wish I owned it and could wear it again

I wore this dress so a government ball, which meant formal and "appropriate." I have a large bust and the top of the dress was very flattering. It squeezed me in enough to make sure nothing "popped out," but not so tight that I couldn't breathe. The bottom of the gown was light and had incredible movement, and the jeweled belting at the waist was a nice accent. I got compliments all night on the dress and was definitely sad when I had to send it back.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
March 11, 2017
Felt beautiful

I didn't like the "hole" looking things in the belt area; some of them looked like they were supposed to be there and some didn't; I added my own belt. The outer chiffon shell got caught on my heels a lot too. Other than that it was nice.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 23, 2017
Beautiful dress but the fit was not good at all.

Beautifully made dress. The waist was fairly tight and the top was very loose. My C cup was not nearly enough to fill it. Happy I had ordered a backup!

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