allison parris

Purple Marilyn Dress

$40 – $60 rental?
$350 retail
Stylist Notes

Feel flirty in this skater-inspired dress by allison parris. Try the look with strappy heels and minimal jewelry.

Also available in blue, red, yellow, and gold.

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 & plus 14W-22W

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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple cotton (100% Cotton). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. 36” from shoulder to hemline. Made in the USA.

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235 reviews
Fit
Large
(8)
True to Size
(89)
Small
(41)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 14, 2016
Twirl...whirl ...dance until your heart is content.
I loved, loved this dress. Purple is always my go to color and this did not disappoint. I s'pose it could be described as a plum hue, which is a wonderful color to work with as it's very versatile, hence the wide, yellow belt for a bright pop. I typically wear a 6 and this is pretty true to size. I ordered the 8 as backup because of the reviews about no give in the bodice\rib area and there is not much so I do recommend sizing up just in case. There's not much difference in sizes, but a size up or down may be just enough to work or not work. I'm a C-cup and the front is low cut, but I didn't feel like anything was flashy or showy or inappropriate. I'm 5'11 so the skirt hit perfectly a little above the knee. The zipper is gold so accessorize accordingly. Lots of compliments and this is a dress that's a lot to fun to dance in! This dress comes in other colors and I wouldn't hesitate to rent the purple one again or the others. Loved.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 9, 2016
For a party
Runs small n waist and large in bust. Great dress nice fabric. Lots of fun to wear.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 20, 2015
Strange zipper and bust made this a no-go.
This dress was sent as a replacement when one of my ordered dresses was unavailable. I really wanted it to work out, because the color is great for fall and it looked really cute on the hanger. The zipper is a bit weird--it essentially zips all the way to the bottom of the skirt--and as far as I can tell that was completely unnecessary. I actually didn't even check to see how that full zipper looked from the back, because I could tell the dress wasn't right for me just from the front view. The bust/straps ended up gaping terribly, near the armpits. It wasn't that the overall bust was too big for me (I don't think it would have zipped up if I was larger-busted) so I'm not sure why I got gaping. Maybe a lady that has a bit more in the upper-bust region would be able to make it work.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 15
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
October 24, 2015
Perfect homecoming dress!
Fit very well, neckline isn't too low just enough and was the perfect length
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 27, 2015
Boobs.
The fit was pretty accurate. I started out wearing the 4 which smashed my boobs down, but sat higher on them than the 6. After a lot of drinking & eating pre-ceremony I opted for the 6 :) Once I had the 6 on the dress kept sliding down and I was showing everybody just about everything I have going on up top. I'm a 34D and wouldn't recommend anyone renting this dress with that boob size unless you just love to show them off. At first I thought it'd be ok but then it became ridiculous and I got very self conscious. Fun skirt -- spins really well making for great dance floor effects. I'd recommend a LOT of spinning to get the eyes off your boobs and onto the skirt.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
October 27, 2015
Love this dress, wore it to a wedding my boyfriend was in, so I wanted to look equally nice to match
The top runs a lot smaller than the waste - I'm lucky I had tried this on in stores before renting it because I would've thought I would take an 8. If you have big boobs like I do, you're gonna wanna invest in some fashion tape cuz this dress shows a lot of cleavage.
HayleeNovember 16, 2015
Where did you try it on? I've thought about doing the same to get an accurate size!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 29, 2015
Great Fall Color
I rented this for my engagement pictures, but didn't end up wearing it. The color was phenomenal and is a fabulous shade of purple. I would definitely recommend sizing down, as I also tried the 10 and it was huge in the bust and waist. I think this would be perfect for a casual wedding or a night on the town. The skirt was super flirty and the deep V gives that little bit of sexiness.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
May 11, 2016
Fashion tape required for bustier women!
Loved the dress, but a little revealing for a bigger bust. Nothing fashion tape couldn't fix! I received compliments from both men and women at the derby party!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Weight: 122lbs
May 15, 2016
Great wedding dress for big chested women.
I loved this dress. Comfortable and easy to get in and out of. It's great for the petite, yet big chested women because the bust area runs bigger than the rest of the dress. I was able to go bra-less without issue. The color is perfect, and I would definitely rent this one again. The only complaint is that the wire that sits on the rib cage can get a little tight after a night of eating and drinking.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 17, 2015
Pretty dress but very odd fit in the bust
I ordered this dress in a 10 and a 12 for a wedding and both fit in the waist. The bust, however, was very odd. I'm a 34D and the V-neck is very deep so I tried both sizes on with and without a bra. What ended up being the dealbreaker was the location of the darts. The top half of the dress was fitted enough to go without a bra, but too tight where the darts were located to the point that my breasts were pressed down in an unattractive manner. Believe me, I tried all sorts of positioning, but the side view just was not good or particularly comfortable. This was especially weird to me since another dress by this designer was too big in the bust!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 17, 2015
The dress was perfect for the fall black tie wedding I went to.
Thick material made it warm, the shape was perfect all around perfect dress. This was my last resort dress and I should have made it my first choice.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
November 30, 2015
Loved how I looked even if it was uncomfortable
The dress was amazing and I got compliments the entire night. However, the sizing was a little weird. I wore the 6 and it was very tight around my waist. When I tried on the 8 it fit perfectly at the waist but was huge around my chest. As the night went on the 6 got a little uncomfortable. Got a ton of compliments and loved how I looked but very weird fit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
December 4, 2015
Gorgeous
Absolutely love this dress! I recommend renting it! I could've worn either size but went with the 0, I am usually between a zero and two.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
December 7, 2015
Made me feel super sexy
I ordered the 4 and the 2 as a backup size. I ended up wearing the 2 because the bust on the 4 was too big. So I'd recommend sizing down. Overall, I felt sexy the entire night, even with dinner, and plenty of drinks and dancing!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
December 11, 2015
Winter wedding, 12-5pm. Tough outfit choice!
A stand out dress, and so simple! No shortage of compliments on this dress. Fabulous color, sexy but tasteful plunging neckline, fit like a glove with a fun twirling flair in the skirt. Fit all my curves perfectly. The one con was the straps were a little long. I could have taken it in an inch. That is a usual problem for me, being 5'3". That said, it straps didn't drop or droop. I was just aware of them. I used a gel bra (the kind that sticks to your boobs), and it worked GREAT! I also wore back seam, black stockings and black heels. I didn't wear the mystery earrings I was sent. They were really nice, but I work a pair of gold earrings of my own. I felt sophisticated and sexy! ENJOY!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 11, 2015
This dress is beautiful in person! More purple than thought. but still BEAUTIFUL!!
I loved the fit of this dress on my hourglass figure. I ordered it for a holiday lunch party and didn't end up going. No problem because I dressed it down and wore it for the day. I chose to wear the the size 2 because it had a nice fit. I like my clothes to be form fitting and the size 4 had too much fabric in the torso, and gave the illusion I was thick, and it looked frumpy. Overall I would rend this dress again for something casual.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
December 16, 2015
Pretty dress, runs small!
I wear between a size 8/10 and this was a SNUG size 10. I was a little worried I wouldn't fit in the dress. It fits snug through the chest. I don't see how a big busted woman could wear this dress, this fits a smaller busted woman better. I agree with the other women about this dress, the fabric is thicker. When I got the dress, it was wrinkled in the bag. I didn't have time to take to the dry cleaners, so I had to try to press on a very low setting. So allow yourself some time to take to the dry cleaners to get pressed if you rent this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 20, 2015
Comfortable and flattering
Got this dress last minute after my first choice was damaged. I ended up loving this! So perfect for a winter wedding. Plunge neckline with the longer full skirt made it the perfect balance of classy and sexy. I got tons of compliments. I am 5'4" and the dress hit just above the knee, I loved being able to wear a regular bra. I ate (a lot), drank and danced all night, this dress was awesome!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 21, 2015
This dress is gorgeous, but I never wore it bc of weather.
The color is beautiful, the cut is lovely and flattering. I wore this dress last August in a different shade (teal) and loved it so I ordered it in the berry color for fall. I was disappointed that I did not get to wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 255lbs
December 23, 2015
Too tight - not flattering at all.
I ordered this dress in 1 size larger than I normally wear as the reviews detailed this dress as being tight through the waist. Boy were those reviews right. I could barely zip the 1 size larger and it looked horrible. This dress is definitely not cut for larger ladies! The waist pinched in significantly and pinched right at the hips, causing the waist to ride up in a weird and uncomfortable way. In addition the skirt poofed out in all the wrong places, and was much more voluminous than in the model picture. Definitely made me look like I was twice as big through the hips/thighs. NO thank you! Thankfully I had ordered two dresses so I had a different dress option to try. The other dress worked great and I was able to enjoy a lovely night at my friends wedding! However I will never order this dress again. For you larger ladies be aware this dress is extremely low cut, so consider how to keep the "girls" in check and the waist to hip ratio of this dress does not favor larger ladies.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
January 10, 2016
Dare I say... this might be the PERFECT dress!?
Beautiful color. Very flattering neck line (and major points for being able to wear a regular bra). Fun, twirly skirt - a little poofier than expected, but not in a bad way. Length of this dress is also perfect, not too short and not too long which was perfect for a wedding. Thick fabric and good quality. The size 2 fit, but a size 4 may have laid a little nicer. I paired with black and gold accessories, but you could easily go with nude and neutrals for spring/summer. Very comfortable - no tugging, pulling, tucking or worries! I'd buy this dress in heartbeat...
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
January 29, 2016
Fun, flattering, fantastic
This dress is classic and loads of fun to dance in. The material is very thick, which was nice for winter wedding. It is extremely comfortable and I got lots compliments. The cut in the front was low enough that my bra was showing so I had to make some adjustments, but you might not have this issue if you have a bigger bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 3, 2016
I got SO many compliments! The color and thicker fabric were perfect for a winter wedding!
The fit was great! I did have some trouble finding sticky boobs that wouldn't show with such a low cut style. With some scissors I made it work :) The length was perfect for my 5'2" height.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Age: 35
February 13, 2016
Yup!
What I lack in the chest area I make up for in my jeans so this dress flattered both areas. It hugged my ribs showing off my collar bone and bite sized mosquito boobies. It then flowed in to an A cut dress where I could pound down two helpings of the events fried mac ncheese pops with out popping out of my dress. Hells yes to this purple power dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 14, 2016
Tons of compliments, beautiful color, bit large on top
I spread the word about RTR to tons of people as a result of wearing this dress! I wasn't expecting the zipper to unzip all the way down but that wasn't a problem. The top was a bit loose on me and I'm fairly large chested. Although I can't imagine a size 0 would have fit me. The color of my photo is off - there's an instagram filter on there - sorry! In all, it was a fun, comfy dress for a wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
February 15, 2016
Great dress! order a size up!
definitely tight across the bust/waist... when I first pulled this dress out I thought it was going to fit way too big. Fabric is thick and full but when I zipped it, it was way too tight around back/bust and I was not able to get my usual dress size zipped - I wish I would have ordered a size up - this dress has great fabric, a great cut, and is a gorgeous purple color (I usually do not wear purple) I plan to order this again
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
February 16, 2016
Beautiful color, full skirt, awkward fit on top
I loved this dress when I got it. The material is thick and a beautiful purple color, and the skirt swirls beautifully. I rented it for my company holiday party, but unfortunately, the fit was so awkward, I wore my backup (which was gorgeous). I wore this for a date the following day. I got this in two sizes - both larger than my usual size - and while both fit, I ended up wearing the 12. As you can see in the photo, it was very loose on top, and very fitted in the waist. I took the extra fabric on the top and folded it in, pinning it so it had a racerback shape instead. This gave me some more room to breathe and kept the deep V-neck close to my chest so nothing was gaping. I wouldn't rent this one again, sadly. I wanted to love it, and it was cute for one day, but the fit was so off for my height and shape it wasn't a winner for me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 35
February 16, 2016
The dress would've been perfect except for the fit across the chest. I'd rent again after a lb. loss
The color of the dress was beautiful. I'm 5'2-5'3 and the length was perfect on me. The only thing that made the dress less than ideal is that it did not fit well across my chest. This dress is not made for the well endowed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
February 18, 2016
Wonderful for dancing!
This was a back up dress for me that RTR had to help me get on the fly after a different dress was returned damaged. I am so glad I ended up with this dress instead! I was a little bit worried because reviews had labeled it as running small. I received a 2 and a 4 and ended up going with the 2. It is a dress that is absolutely designed for a defined waist. Best for hourglass shape, an athletic body type or a pear shape with a high defined waist. The area where it is most fitted was directly under my rib cage and while snug, was not uncomfortable. It was extremely flattering. The neckline does dip low, and it was tight on my chest and I don't have very large breasts. I wouldn't recommend for someone with larger than C cup probably, but that is just my feeling. The top is fitted and flattering. The skirt is very full, and potentially could add some unwanted volume, but for me it was playful and fun and great for twirling on the dance floor! The fun detail is that the zipper in the back is top to bottom. The fabric was heavier, combined with the color made it a smash for a winter wedding. Definitely would rent this dress again, sad that I don't have it in my own closet.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
February 18, 2016
The color is beautiful, and the fabric is nice and heavy.
The chest was too small for the girls.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 290lbs
February 22, 2016
I felt like a million bucks!!!
This dress is absolutely gorgeous! As a thick and tall girl, it's hard to find a perfect fit but this dress did it! I ordered an 18 and 20 and wore the 18. The dress is very snug in the waist and bust but I'm on the smaller end up top. I wore a waist cincher as well because going up to the 20 made the top gape under the arms. It felt really great on and I loved the shorter flirty length on my long legs!!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
February 24, 2016
Great dress! Very low cut...
This was a back up dress that RTR helped get into my hands much less than 24 hours after I received my orfinal dress and discovered a broken zipper. This is a very nice quality, beautiful in color piece. It's was a little low cut for my taste, but I did wear it. It seemed a little oddly cut as the torso was a bit too long, and I'm almost 6' tall.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
March 1, 2016
Feels and looks great
Perfect fit on top if you're not too busty. Floats away right at the troublesome low belly
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 3, 2016
A beautiful dress! Understated elegant shape and color.
It does hit above your natural waist. I have a large rib cage and found it was a bit snug but a much better fit than the 6, which gaped. Such a beautiful shade of purple and the V-neck is noticeable but tasteful.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
March 4, 2016
This dress was too small and I wasn't able to wear it.
The customer service I received from RTR was wonderful. Too tight in ribcage area
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
March 5, 2016
Cute dress!
Beautiful color and cute dress! It's fitted through the waist, but the A-line cut is very flattering.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
March 6, 2016
Great fit, color and true to size! I received so many compliments all night!
Great dress made with high quality fabric. It fit well with my bust but someone larger than a C cup may be harder. Fits very tight around the rib cage but felt great on. The color was true to the picture for renting.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2016
Skirt is a little fuller than pictured, but nothing over the top. I felt like a princess
Neckline was amazing, very well made so there was no gap and I didn't need to worry about my (lack of) boobs being seen
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 14, 2016
Low cut but still classy
This dress worked perfect for the cocktail party I attended. Both the 8&10 fit well, but went with the 8 due to the low cut. The tighter too kept the girls in a little better. My only complaint was that the metal part in the was stretched out and kept sliding down to reveal a little more than I wanted, like my bra.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 16, 2016
I rented this dress for valentine's day and what ended up being our engagement dinner
Overall the dress fit well, but for a larger bust definitely get fashion tape. The dress was great since it didn't wrinkle and was a nice color of plum. Loved the dress, but should of worn tape.
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