allison parris

Gold Marilyn Dress

$64 to buy
$480 retail
Stylist Notes

Gold sequins add drama to this fit-and-flare allison parris dress. Accent the plunging v neckline with a gold necklace.

Also available in blue, red 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 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

We recommend fashion tape.

Product Details

Gold sequins on mesh (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. 37” from shoulder to hemline. Made in the USA.

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67 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(16)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 5, 2017
Great dress for a holiday party
I loved the look of the dress but the fit is definitely odd. The waist runs REALLY small and inconsistent...the size 2 was larger than the 4. The waist on the bigger sizes is very small to a point where you have to size up but then the straps are too loose. With some temporary stitching at the straps I was still able to wear the dress although the waist was uncomfortable. You can wear a regular bra if the straps fit correctly. It is not scratchy at all even with all the sequins. Overall it is a beautiful dress but definitely size up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
May 22, 2017
Perfect amount of sparkle
This dress was beautiful and perfect for a December wedding. The sparkle is incredible — it's noticeable without being too obnoxious. And the compliments rolled in all night. The only con for me was that there was some random extra space/fabric by the arm pit region on both sides. Maybe someone with a bigger chest would've filled it out better, but I just pinned it back. It was easily concealed with a cardigan as well. Ultimately it wasn't a deal breaker. People were way too distracted by the sparkle!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
May 5, 2017
Beautiful details.
Runs big, should have bought the 0.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 2, 2017
Sexy little dress
Absolutely love this dress, perfect little Marilyn dress with a twist, the busy area runs LARGE and I'm a 34DD so I'm going to have to get that altered but I'm very happy with my purchase
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
April 9, 2017
tons of compliments
Great dress, perfect for the event.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
March 27, 2017
It was for my boyfriend's formal and it was a blast.
It was a really cute dress and I loved the way the skirt fell. However, it was large under the armpits, easily fixable with a few safety pins.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
March 26, 2017
Runs small...but gorgeous!
I was so sad to put the size 10 dress on and it was too tight. I have never worn a 12 in anything before; for some reason it did not fit me in my waist; cut smaller there and where the zipper and the seam lie you need to order (in my opinion 2 sizes up). I needed a 12 and yet in all other dresses am an 8 and a 10 on a bloated day...absolutely breathtaking however as it is much prettier in person for it glows and the emerald green is so pretty. Perfect for black tie; a show stopper!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 25, 2017
Sparkles!
Very tight around the waist so I ended up using the back up, larger size.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 19, 2017
I was comfortable and felt beautiful!
Perfect in every way! I recommend picking your size based on the size chart at Allison Parris' official website - that worked for me.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 39
February 28, 2017
Beautiful dress, received lots of compliments.
1. Waist is very tight 2. Top is a bit loose, had to pin at the shoulders.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
February 5, 2017
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the bust feels roomy. That said, the dress does have some form so it doesn't feel like there is a risk of a "wardrobe malfunction". other than that, a very nice, comfortable dress. Hindsight 20/20 I probably would have gone with a 0
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
January 25, 2017
Being with my love <3
This dress is so fancy yet it's light and perfect for dancing. Love it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
January 25, 2017
Fabulous NYE dress!
The gold sparkles on this dress were enough to be eye-catching but not obnoxious. I got a lot of compliments and felt confident in this dress. Great for pear shapes!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 150lbs
January 17, 2017
Perfect Amount of Glitz and Glam
This dress was absolutely fabulous and very flattering!! I received compliments all night! It hits right at the waist and hides the hips if you are concerned there. It also does not flare too much that it makes you look like a balloon. In dim lighting it sparkles just enough and in regular lighting it is not over bearing. It is cut a little low so be prepared to show some cleavage. I was able to wear a regular bra with it without issue. It's so much fun and so pretty. Would rent again!!!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 5, 2017
Pretty dress but tiny waist!
This dress has a tiny waist with zero give. The chest is very big however. I ordered a 6 and 8. The 6 waist was very tight, so I tried the 8. The 8 fit in the waist fit better but the chest was huge! Like, nobody but supermodels and 1% of the population have rib cages that tiny and boobs that big. So I crammed into a corset and into the 6. If you don't have boobs, this dress is not for you.
EvaJanuary 26, 2017
What is your natural waist measurement if you don&#39;t mind me asking? I&#39;m trying to decide to either go with a 6 or an 8. I also have a 34C and I&#39;m wondering if I could cram into a 6 or just go with the 8! Thanks! Eva
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 3, 2017
Sparkly and my husband LOVED it.
I wore this for a NYE engagement party - and NYE celebration. My husband picked it out online and loved it. It was pretty flattering and fun in general. I am 5'5, between a 32DD to 34D and weigh about 140. Definitely an hourglass shape. I had the 6 as a backup and it was maybe slightly too big and much lower on the chest. My husband said the 4 (which was a little tighter around my waste) looked much better. it fit perfectly everywhere else. The straps on the six seemed to have a lot more baggy material which fell strangely from the shoulder to my boobs. It is low cut, but was a 'classy' amount of cleavage. I didn't wear a bra. It is a little scratchy on the back of the strap, but not enough to cause scrapes or continue to be irritating through the night. I ended up wearing tights and ankle boots with a black shawl (none of which got pictured, but made it a little more casual). This was the only picture of the night that actually got more than a strap of the dress in it! If another opportunity came about, I might rent this, but it's not my favorite rental.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
January 1, 2017
Nice dress, swimming up top
I'm a 32DD but have small shoulders and this dress was Way too big in the bust. The actual waist was perfect, with me having a 27 inch waist, the bottom of the dress was fun and flirty but I was swimming in the top
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 12, 2016
Beautiful dress
I didn't end up wearing this dress but it was so beautiful on! Absolutely stunning in person!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 9, 2016
Perfect for a New Years Eve Wedding!
I had compliments all night. Fun to dance in, the skirt flutters out nicely. The bust is cut pretty low so get a good bra!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 8, 2016
Great Dress!
I wore this dress to my companies Christmas Party at a country club and I received lots of complements... The dress does run small. I'm usually a 2 -4 and the 4 was tight on me. I also had problems with the zipper but my husband fixed it. Overall though I loved the dress and would recommend it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Weight: 140lbs
November 22, 2016
Definitely results in compliments!
I am not big on sparkle, but this gave just enough shine to stand out in a classy way at a holiday party. Sequins were not itchy at all. I've worn this style dress is other colors and I love it every single time. I fit in the size 6, but the waist line was a bit tight so I went up a size for comfort (top was a bit loose but it was fine). Neckline goes a bit low, so I had to wear nipple petals. Waist is noticeably tighter than the rest of the dress, so if you are built like me (very straight at the waistline) I would go up a size for your backup.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
October 31, 2016
This dress is beautiful and looks better in person!
I felt very comfortable and overall fit was true to size.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
October 30, 2016
Golden Dress
This dress was gorgeous! I wore it for a Halloween party. The waist runs extremely small and the bust is finicky, it seems to have more material under bust and around arms/shoulders. If you have a large bust will work well. The 8 waist fit me better but the bust did not so I was able to fit into the 6 which worked well. Heavier dress as it is beaded. Most likely best suits hour glass shapes!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 63
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
October 24, 2016
Looks better in person
The sparkle factor doesn't really show up in pictures. The overall wow factor has to be seen to be appreciated. I am 5'1" 108 lbs 34A . Since I am older it was the right length (just above the knee) so short girls rejoice! I could have worn the 0 or the 2. It has no give in the mid section so wanted to be able to eat. (went with the 2). I don't think I have a short torso but obviously I have no boobs so the top had to be tacked up at the shoulders. A bustier girl would have filled it out so the shoulders would have been ok. It is definitely a dance and twirl dress. Had so much fun wearing it. received a lot of compliments. Just wish it had pockets!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
June 30, 2016
I have never gotten more compliments from strangers on an outfit in my entire life!
The dress was perfect for a night out in Vegas! It fit great, looked great, and made me feel good. Fair warning: very low cut, so make sure you are prepared bra-wise!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160lbs
June 15, 2016
Sparkles
Overall beautiful, but I think someone must have tried to wash the dress at some point because the fabric was weirdly shaped around the bust. The neck line is also very very low, so if you are busty, you'll likely need to wear something under it
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 8, 2016
Special dress with great fit
Felt like a princess in this dress. The sparkle is not too much, but dresses it up. Loved the deep v-neck, but had to wear something other for work event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
May 25, 2016
Show Stopper!
This dress was fantastic! So many complements! And the fit was perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
April 25, 2016
Nice dress but didn't love the fit
I thought the dress was mostly true to size, but there is very little give around the waist, so you may want to go up a size.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 41
April 19, 2016
Felt great in the dress, and surrounded by friends & family
Dress was amazing!! Got a zillion compliments. As others have written, it was small in the waste...so did need to go up a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 19, 2016
Did not Wear
I did not wear this dress. I have a small bust and the shape of the dress did nothing for my shape. The fabric was really nice and thick and I think on the right body type would be really flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 28, 2016
Wore this for a semi-formal evening wedding!
I usually wear a size 2 in regular clothing, but had to go with the 0 in this dress to have it fit well and not be baggy. It does a great job of accentuating the waist and is sparkly and formal without being too over the top. Even the photographer at the wedding noted how beautiful the dress was and asked where it was from! :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
March 6, 2016
It was a super easy process.
Loved the fit and twirl of the skirt. Perfect for the heart gala late night event I attended.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
February 22, 2016
Great dress--I received a lot of compliments on it!
So it definitely runs small! Also if you're short/a little bustier it is definitely fairly revealing but in a "classy" way. I didn't need to wear a bra with it, it was tight enough to be supportive and I felt comfortable going bra-less. The sequins are a little itchy especially around the arms. All-in-all great dress.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
February 18, 2016
1st time using rent the runway and this dress runs small. I enjoyed the dressed!
This was my first time with rent the runway. I was recommended by my best friend. I ordered a size 10 and 12 for backup. I normally wear a 10. I ended up wearing the 12. This dress runs very small in the abdomen area. Because of the strip below the bust, it was tight. After a good pair of spanks and sucking all my abdomen in, I was able to wear it comfortably. It was a very cute dress. I did call customer service and asked about the possibility of getting another size but was able to get into the 12 .
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 17, 2016
Captivating dress
The size I usually wear wasn't available, so I went with a 10. It was a bit loose in the waist and bust, but I did some small miracles with fabric tape and made it work. This dress emphasizes your bust, you'll probably want a solid push up bra for it. It's also good for larger busts. I have large hips and a small waist and the twirly skirt and cinched waist is perfect for this body type. The skirt is wonderful for swing dancing.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
February 13, 2016
Loved the shimmer & length
I normally wear a size 2 in a dress but ordered down because I run small in the chest. It turned out I needed to wear the 0 and pin the extra material because the chest was loose. There is no give on the waist. Other than that I loved the dress and received many compliments. The length is perfect and the chest ran just far enough down.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 12, 2016
I ended up not wearing this dress. I had rented it for a formal winter wedding.
True to size, just too short and too low cut for me and the occasion. Very pretty fabric and nice heavy weight. Would be a great New Years dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
February 9, 2016
Didn't quite work for me...
I typically wear a 4 in dresses. I tried on the 4 and it was just overall a bit big. The 2 was a little better, but it was very tight on my chest and then loose at the straps - I could've made it work but just walking around my house the material was very irritating; it rubbed a lot on my upper arms and armpits . The dress is also pretty heavy!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
February 7, 2016
Loved this dress! Got tons of compliments!
Was a little large around the chest but I'm also a B cup.
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