allison parris

Peek of Tulle Dress

$86 to buy
$425 retail
Stylist Notes

Go goth-chic in this full-skirted strapless by Allison Paris.

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 - ample room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless 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 faille with tulle underlay. (100% silk). Strapless. Sweetheart neckline. Full skirt. Exposed back zipper. Boned bodice. 28" from bust to hem. Made in USA.

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71 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(27)
Small
(22)
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 26, 2016
Tight in the bust

Material was heavier than expected and much tighter in the bust than I anticipated. Pretty dress but not right for me

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 30B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
December 28, 2016
Cute but baggy on top

I rented this as my backup dress for a wedding, but my original fit great so I didn't wear it. His dress is fun and very cute. It was about big in the chest for me, but if I doubled up on strapless Bras it would have worked fine!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
November 30, 2014
The PERFECT birthday girl dress!

Fit like a glove- even when dancing around. You can bet I got a few twirls in with this fun skirt. If you like have all eyes on you- get this dress! Could not love it more!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 17, 2014
Beautiful party dress with a pop of tulle!

I've been eying this dress for awhile, so it was my first choice for a holiday cocktail party. After reading reviews, I went up a size for my backup size. So glad I did! The 6 was great until I got to the very top of the bust and couldn't zip it. I went with the 8, which worked perfectly at the top. The pictures show the gold zipper on the top half of the dress but it actually runs the entire length of the back of the dress. It wasn't a problem, but worth noting. I would have felt more comfortable if the top of the zipper had a hook and eye closure for extra measure. A few people mentioned that the top of the dress flattened them out, but it was quite flattering. The poofy skirt with the little pop of tulle was perfect for a party and so fun to wear. The dress was the perfect length on me as well. Once again I had a fantastic dress and great service from RTR!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 123lbs
January 17, 2015
Good fit but didn't blow me away.

The zipper runs the entire length of the back of the dress. Prone to get stuck. Mine got stuck and my boyfriend had to spend 15 minutes trying to tear it back down. Wouldn't recommend for someone with large breasts. Tight top that presses down in your breasts creates an unflattering shape.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 21, 2015
So many compliments! Classy but sexy

Fit was perfect, wore a strapless bra and made my smaller boobs look great. So flattering. The tulle is really fun and great to dance in. The bodice did rub my rib cage and gave me a bit of a burn but it was worth it. Wore it with no necklace and gold tipped shoes

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
April 20, 2015
Cute but too short :(

I like a lot of details about this dress but in the end the bust was too roomy for me so I would need to size down, but it felt too short for my event. Would be good for a girls weekend in Vegas

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 26, 2015
Got so many compliments on this dress! Very fun!

The photo does not really do this dress justice. The bottom of the dress is a lot of fun-the tulle definitely adds character. I got a ton of compliments throughout the night.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 21, 2015
Fun, flirty LBD!

I ordered both the 4 and the 6 and the ribbing of this dress forced me to wear the 6. It fit pretty snugly, so I would recommend getting a size bigger than you normally are rather than smaller. Overall awesome dress for a wedding! Lots of compliments!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
July 29, 2015
This dress looked great on me considering that I had just had a baby a few weeks before!

It fit like a glove and managed to keep control over my super large bust! It was a bit snug after a while of eating and dancing though!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
August 19, 2015
Non Stop Compliments!

Dress was definitely true to size, could not use a bra my girls would pop out more than they already were! So make sure to go up a size if you have a full bust!! Overall though the dress was beautiful and fun to wear. I would definitely rent it again! Very happy with my first RTR experience.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
September 2, 2015
Fun, flirty and classic! Perfect for country chic or any semi-formal event. Compliments ALL night!

Wore this to a country chic wedding at a banquet hall and I definitely looked the part. I'm usually a 2 or 4 in dresses but based on other reviews I ordered the 4 and 6. The 4 fit like a glove. I am a 34D and did not wear a bra because there was no room for one but it obviously worked out just fine. I really loved how this dress didn't require to pull it up every five seconds like most strapless dresses. It stayed in place all day and night long and was totally comfortable. No complaints! Loved this dress!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
September 26, 2015
Bachelorette party hit!

Loved it! Longer in the back which was perfect! This particular dress had some boning coming out which kept poking me all night but that was not an issue with the dress in general - I wpuld absolutely rent again. Didn't need a bra because of the boning and got a ton of compliments on this dress!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 21, 2015
Wedding was rock n roll theme -dress gave me the versatility I needed to rock it up & still be fancy

I'm 5'4" and 130 pounds, and have an hour glass shape. Though my shoulders are wider I'm very athletic and have a very small bust. 34 around but C or B cup depending on the bra. I normally wear a 6 but the dress wouldn't stay up. I could go bra less in the 4 because the top half was thick and with little latex petals it stayed in place all night even while dancing pretty heavily... I like to party. I got compliments all night long!! I felt gorgeous but it was also a teeny bit edgy to fit the venue. Would buy this... It's amazing!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 3, 2015
Super cute dress

Runs true to size but if you have a larger bust, the top may be right. I didn't end up wearing this dress (although I thought it was adorable) because the zipper was VERY temperamental.. On both sizes and it had no clasp at the top so I was concerned as one of the sizes the zipper kept separating. It seemed very poorly made.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 24, 2015
Good!

This is very pretty dress! Very flattering! I saw one review that stated it pushes down your chest! That was not the case for me. I was falling out of my top. I'm very big busted. I usually wear a size 8 but went with the 10. It was perfect. If you are large on top I recommend going up one size! Was complemented all night!

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
January 10, 2016
Loved this dress! I felt so confident in this. I would wear it over and over if I could!

It ran a little small! I normally wear a 6, but wore the 8 in this! The zipper got stuck a little and took more than just myself to put it on! Overall, I am in love with this dress.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 11, 2016
N/a

I did not end up wearing this dress because the front fluff just didn't hang right. It also was way too tight in my chest. I have 38c chest and this size 6 just wasn't going to to work for the top.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
March 14, 2016
So many compliments!

This dress fit well, however the exposed zipper does go all the way down the back and doesn't have a hook and eye at the top so it would unzip about a quarter of an inch, we put a safety pin on the inside and it stayed just fine. The dress is longer in the back and shorter in the front. It is absolutely darling, but a little short, made for some interesting spins on the dance floor :) overall, very recommended! I am normally a 6 but glad I ordered the 8

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 29, 2015
Fun and flirty dress perfect for New Years!

I loved this dress! I failed to take a full body pic but this dress is awesome. The top fit great and the skirt was so much fun - it swooshed when I walked! It was the perfect party dress and I got so many compliments at the New Years party. Because the skirt is pretty short and poofy I probably wouldn't rent this for a formal wedding or more conservative event.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 166lbs
January 1, 2016
It was cute overall

I love the style of this dress but for a woman who is a 38D this dress presented my girls with no filter lol. The dress worked well as long as I didn't dance once I started dancing it would not stay up and I was falling out by the time I got home. If you have a large bust I would not suggest this dress unless you size up but then it may not fit your bottom area.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
January 4, 2015
It was a work party, got lots of compliments on the dress

The top seemed to be stretched out by larger chests. I wore a very well padded strapless bra and it was still too big up top. I used from fashion tape and it was ok for just a few hours.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
January 17, 2016
Great dress, but too small

Ordered a 6 and was too tight around my chest.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
February 10, 2016
Lots of compliments!

Tight up top, wasn't an issue until the end of the night I was really uncomfortable.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
June 26, 2016
Would have been great!

I ordered a 6 & 8. RTR was unable to send the 8, which would have been perfect. I am a 34D and couldn't zip it up. The fabric has zero give. Perhaps the 6 would have worked with a little bit of give. The fabric is light, the quality is good.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 34
August 18, 2016
The dress is gorgeous and it was a hit

The Fit: Pretty true to size at the waist, but a little small at the bust, especially if you have some cleavage.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
December 3, 2016
Loved it!

This fit a little smaller than expected but the ribbing built in made it seem, for the first time in my life, like a had boobs (i don't). I felt awesome in this dress!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 23, 2014
Both the 2 and 4 were too small

I really liked the style, but too small in ribcage. Ended up wearing my own dress. I don't know if a 6 would have been too big though had I tried it on soon enough to exchange.

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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 1, 2014
Horrible, did not wear as it was my backup

Very short in front, the top flattens you out. Found very unflattering

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 28, 2014
The dress was so elegant and flattering and fun to wear!

Dress looked fabulous, but like some other reviews mentioned, the bust is VERY tight. You could see my bikini top tan lines in the dress. I didn't expect for the skirt of the dress to be so full and swishy, but I'd highly recommend wearing some type of shorts (yoga shorts?) underneath, in case the wind picks up. Friends had to help me keep my dress down in the breeze! This was a very fun dress to wear - super flattering in the chest area. I did wear a scarf to the church part of the wedding to stay more conservative. Overall, a great dress!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 9, 2014
I absolutely loved this fun party dress! I received so many compliments.

This dress runs small. I usually wear a 0 or 2. I ordered the 2 and 4. While both fit, I ended up wearing the 2. It was a bit tight but worked.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
December 10, 2014
??

It was tight in the chest

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
January 9, 2015
Very cute, tight bust

I was told the bust runs small and should have ordered a size 10. The dress is very cute and hangs nicely when on. Good length for tall women, too.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
March 31, 2015
Gorgeous dress but runs VERY small in the bust. I wish I could have worn it!

This dress is absolutely beautiful. It's well made, fun, and sexy. Unfortunately, the bust area is extremely small. I'm a 34D and while the 6 zipped up and fit my waist just fine, it didn't contain my bust. I can't even post the pic because it's just too inappropriate. I didn't opt to order the 8 and decided to go with another dress instead.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
April 7, 2015
Review is for fitting opinion ...

I tried on the size 6. Sadly, it wouldn't zip past my waist. I may try sizing up in the future...

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 28, 2015
GORGEOUS DRESS!

I couldn't wear it because it was too small and I stupidly didn't order the next size up. But from what I saw it was so pretty and unique - I was heartbroken I couldn't wear it to my Gala.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 2, 2015
This dress made me feel so playful and elegant at the same time!

The dress was swishy and playful while still retaining a more sophisticated flair. It was perfect for my college senior formal where I wanted to look grown up with a fun edge. I had a little trouble with the fit since I have a 0 in my waist, but am larger on top., I was still busting out of the 2, but it was manageable for the evening, For this reason I took 1 star off my review. As a very petite woman, the length was perfect for me and not too short or long,

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
June 18, 2015
The event was a lot of fun and this was such a cute/fun/flirty dress I wish I could've worn it!

Wasn't able to wear this dress because it was too small, they didn't have my actual size (4) on such short notice and I thought a size 6 would be too big. So if you get your size in this dress get the free second size as a size up. The 2 was so small I could even get the zipper close to being closed. Luckily I had gotten a second dress just in case.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 23, 2015
I didn't want to wear black to a summer wedding but the skirt gave the dress a lot of character.

As the other reviewers said, the dress fits very tight up top. I have an average size chest but this dress made me look above average. There is no other way I can say this other than my boobs were squished and kind of popped out over the dress. I wore it with a bra because without the bra it made me look like I had a flat chest. Oddly enough, the dress fit. It's just not structured to shape your chest the way other strapless dresses do. With that all being said this dress was so much fun and I got so many compliments. The underskirt was almost tutu like (when you receive the dress immediately shake it out and hang it up, upside down if possible, so the skirt is fluffy). I wore it with hot pink heels and it really made the whole look pop. I bought 4 dresses for this wedding and none of them were right. The only other time I used Rent the Runway was for jewelry. I thought at the last minute to give it a shot (hey if the dress was not right I had a few back ups). I was very pleased with the dress and the service. I think I am going to use Rent the Runway for all my formal events now!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
July 16, 2015
Felt and looked great!

I really loved this dress! The fit was a little snug, but it kept everything in place and I didn't feel a need to tug at it all night. It definitely runs small!! I cannot stress that enough. I normally wear a 0-2 and needed to wear the 4. There was some general wear and tear to the dress-one of the wires for the boning was poking out a little. Since it was a dark dress and a dark room, this was not an issue and it wasn't enough to poke me or anyone around me. I received a ton of compliments and just felt great. My boyfriend really loved it, too! The overall Rent The Runway experience was a little less than awesome, but generally it was ok. My dresses were shipped to the NJ warehouse instead of my address and I had a bit of an ordeal trying to get them in time for my event. The customer service was really good, but it was very inconvenient to deal with the mishap. I'm just glad that I had given myself enough time to deal with everything in advance. All in all, I will be happy to rent again in the future.

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