allison parris

Purple Marilyn Dress

$40 – $75 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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261 reviews
Fit
Large
(8)
True to Size
(96)
Small
(50)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 11, 2017
LOVED this dress!!
I am 5'5, 125, slim body but large chest(34DD) and it fit perfect! Looked good on my body and my chest. Does show a good bit of cleavage. Wore this dress to a fall wedding and it was great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
September 28, 2017
Boob City
This dress is extremely cute, but those with any sort of boob beware- I was unable to wear this for the wedding I rented it for just due to the amount of cleavage I would have shown. The dress is a heavy material, tight around the ribs, but very cute! I just wish the neckline didn't plunge so low!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 22
Weight: 135lbs
September 25, 2017
everyone LOVED this dress
waist runs small and you either need chicken cutlet for the bust or fashion tape no bra. but I loved it
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
September 24, 2017
Obsessed
I absolutely loved this dress. This was my first RTR experience and I'm hooked. The dress is a little out of my comfort zone with the cleavage but it really wasn't too bad. I didn't wear a bra, just used tape to keep the girls in place. After reading lots of reviews I ordered a size up and then my back up was 2 sizes bigger than my normal. I actually used the back up because it fit better in the bust area. Some people said they had issues with the straps being too long and there was a little extra slack in the strap but nothing a little double sided tape couldn't fix. I have another wedding next month and I'm torn between getting this dress again because I love it so much or trying something new! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
September 20, 2017
Beautiful fall color
Dress was tight in the chest so I had to size up, but other than that the dress was super comfortable!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
September 20, 2017
Beware of the waist!
Had high hopes but it didn't work out...This dress is very pretty and I was super excited to wear it. However, the waist of the dress is extremely small! I selected my normal size and even went a size up and wide but the waist was still uncomfortably tight that it didn't work out. I think this dress drops at least two sizes in the waist. If you go too much bigger to get the fit in the waist then the top will be too large. I ended up not wearing this dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 13, 2017
I thought the dress was very comfortable and flattering.
After a sad event where I couldn't receive the dress I chose, I picked out this new one at the RTR runway store for the dress I was attending. It's a pretty dress. Should be noted that it's very low cut and heavy fabric. I ended up wearing it without a bra because of the low cut. I didn't love it as much as the original dress, but did like it a lot! The dark color would be perfect for fall events.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
September 13, 2017
Dress for brother in law's wedding.
I'm 5' 9" about 140 pounds. Dress fit well needed beauty tape in some places to hold it down but overall was very pleased! I got a lot of compliments on the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 8, 2017
It worked, but not exactly what I was hoping for
I rented this dress for a wedding in Florida. I didn't really love the way this dress fit; because of my short waist and figure, I felt like it made my hips look really wide. The bottom didn't really seem to flow down my body, but instead hugged at the waist and then widened out. The material was thicker than I expected (not good for a summer wedding in FL) and I felt the color/style looked slightly different than what was shown online (physical dress looked darker purple and more structured). I had a slight issue with the zipper - it wouldn't stay zipped and kept coming down 2-3" from the top. Luckily, it stopped there as the zipper runs all the way down the back. The top was a bit loose, so I wore a push-up bra that made my chest look fabulous! I probably would not rent this dress again - I didn't think it was very flattering for my waist/hips and made me look bigger than I am.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
September 8, 2017
Gorgeous!
I got many compliments and stares with this dress! Love it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
September 1, 2017
Beautiful dress for a wedding, runs small!
Runs very small. I usually wear an 8-10, so I thought I would be safe with a 12. I couldn't even zip it! Luckily I live in Chicago where there is a RTR store, and I was able to exchange.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 29, 2017
Cute dress but odd fit
The bust area had large gaps on the side, which when coupled with the plunging neckline, made for a very bad fit on the top. I couldn't wear this to the event because of the fit.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
August 28, 2017
It was super easy to pick up in store and I loved that I had two size options!
I loved this dress. However, it was very tight up top but loose around the shoulders. It was very fun to dance in!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
August 22, 2017
Great color and movement
This dress was fun and cute but a little difficult to zip if you're like me with a wider ribcage and DD breasts. I had to wear a lightweight black camisole underneath to cover my bra but everyone thought it was just part of the dress! I got a ton of compliments and had a great time in it. Only caution- it zips ALL the way down and mine came unzipped at the after-wedding dance party. Luckily, we were able to zip it right back up :)
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Hourglass
August 22, 2017
This was for my graduation, but I didn't end up wearing it.
Very small waist with no stretch what so ever. The bottom also was not good for me as I have a large butt snd the zipper stuck out and bunched weird over where my back hits my butt. It would be good for a girl with a straighter figure or a girl with just a larger bust (aka not hourglass or pear shaped.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
August 7, 2017
I wore this dress for engagement photos!
I love this dress. So glad I ordered a size up for the backup size though, I couldn't even zip the 4 which is my normal size. There is no give in the waist. I have a very straight build so this dress would probably work better for an hourglass shape. I still love the dress, very good quality and the pictures with the color turned out beautifully.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DDD/E
August 1, 2017
I loved wearing this dress, it can be dressed up or down. I wore it for my birthday.
The fit was true to size. There is not really much stretch. I got away without a bra because it was so tight and a sturdy fabric. (I am a 32 DDD). It is very very low cut, so with a bra it was a ton of cleavage and I would have been uncomfortable wearing it (but I have a very conservative take on cleavage generally). Without a bra it was tasteful. I think it would look great on somewhat without a large chest. The skirt is really run and moves well. BF loved the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
July 23, 2017
Gorgeous silhouette and color!
I usually were a size 6, I rented the 8 as my back up. I am very thin up top, only a 36A but wider on the bottom. The 6 fit like a glove! As if this dress was made for me. The 8 was too loose around the bust and was sagging around the shoulders. If you rent this dress, only worry about the waist up and bust size.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 20, 2017
Beautiful but..
This dress was incredibly low-cut on me and so I didn't feel it was appropriate for my event. The color was stunning and I probably would have worn it for a friend's wedding but not family. Someone with a flatter chest may not have an issue
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 10, 2017
Purple looks good on anyone :)
I rented this for a friend's wedding, and definitely almost bought it! It fits true to size. I'm 5'10" 120lbs and 34C and rented the size 2. I recommend a sticky bra. Absolutely LOVED the color and fit. 100% will rent it again!!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220lbs
July 3, 2017
Hoped for a better fit
This dress is beautiful. The material is thick, but not too heavy . I love the deep V neck, the skirt, and the zipper down the full length of the back. I read all the reviews on this dress about how it ran small, so I ordered my size and a size up. The 16 was snug in my rib cage, and the 18s waist fit very comfortably. However the problem I had with this dress was in the bust and shoulders. Both the 16 and 18 were too big in this area. I am a 38C and I did not have enough to fill out the bust area. The straps seemed too long, however if I had a bigger chest to fill the dress out I think it may have fit better. So consider this if you are smaller chested, you may want to choose a different style.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
June 28, 2017
The dress definitely exceeded my expectations! I felt beautiful in it & got tons of compliments
I'm heavy chested, so i had to watch for spillage when leaning forward. Fit a pretty snug in the waist. The length was perfect on my 5'4 frame. The flow of the skirt part was my favorite feature, very flowing. Overall the dress was very complimenting..especially around my midsection area
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
June 22, 2017
Great dress! The color was very pretty and it is awesome quality!
I am 5'4", around 120 lbs, and 32DD. I wore a size 0. I had a little trouble finding a bra to wearing with it... I couldn't go bra-less because it was a tiny bit big in the upper area. Overall, it fit well.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
June 21, 2017
This was my 30th Birthday "day at the races" at Belmont Park. This dress matched my hat perfectly!
The dress was a lot of fun! I got many compliments as it had a beautiful flow when I moved. However, it ran a "little" larger than expected. I rented a 6, backup 4 but could have fit a 2. The waist fit comfortably so the dress being slightly larger wasn't as noticeable. I had extra space on the tops of my shoulders making the plunge on my breast lower than expected. Thankfully my bra fell below it, but again the dress wasn't noticeably big and still HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2017
I was 12 weeks pregnant and hiding it so this was perfect to hide my tiny bump! Perfect for fall!
Great dress!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
June 20, 2017
Runs really small in the waist and has strange darting in the chest area that smushed my boobs. Not
Runs really small in the waist and has strange darting in the chest area that smushed my boobs. Not flattering for someone with a large chest
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 20, 2017
Shoulder straps were gappy
I loved the color of this dress and generally liked it but found the fit to be a little weird. The waist was very tight but the shoulders and top were very lose. Would be best for someone with a bigger chest. Also VERY low cut. I wore a cami underneath it.
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 213lbs
June 16, 2017
Didn't quite work...
This dress did not fit me right and I ended up returning it. It fit me in the waist but the top was way too big. It just looked awkward and unflattering to me.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 16, 2017
What a bombshell dress!
This dress was AMAZING. I have never loved my boobs so much. Unfortunately, it was super inappropriate lol I have a short torso, so to make the strap length work I had to pull it down a little more. This really let the girls out. I am a D cup, but there was no big gap; the dress still laid perfectly on my chest. I would love to rent this for my bach party later in the year instead of traditional white!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
June 15, 2017
So cute but too small!
I ordered a size 6 (my norm), and though it wasn't hard to zip up, I definitely could not eat a single thing whilst in this dress. I'd recommend sizing up. Also, I wanted to wear this to work, but the dip in the front is much lower than pictured. The front of my bra was showing (it ran all the way down to my sternum!).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
June 8, 2017
The flowy skirt and color were both great!
I rented this dress for an advertising awards show I attended with my boss. I thought the color and the cut would be work appropriate, but being slightly fuller chested (34D) proved to make this dress much more scandalous than anticipated! I did wear the dress however, utilizing some boob tape to make sure to not show too much cleavage. the material was comfortable and I rented some earrings that went with it perfectly. I would say this dress was true to size, but go by your waist size mostly because the material has no give and it might squeeze you right in the middle.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 4, 2017
Pretty perfect
Loved this dress. Was a taaaaad thick for an outdoor spring wedding on a sunny 90 degree day, but luckily I had a hand fan that matched to keep cool-ish. It did ride up in the pits a wee bit, and caused a bit of chafing when playing cornhole, but I think it wouldn't have been a problem if I hadn't gotten a sunburn the day before. Overall the fit was pretty great, I maybe could've gone down one more size to a 0. First I ordered a 4 and a 6 when I was 130lb, but lost weight due to a new medication so switched to a 2 and 4 at the last minute. I don't have a scale and haven't had the opportunity to weigh myself recently, but I'm quite sure I was between 120-125. This dress may run a tad large. I'm not sure because I am pretty small and almost never wear dresses, so I was nervous about what size to get anyways. I was able to wear a regular bra with this, but wished I had gotten one with a slightly lower plunge and push up as I was adjusting it somewhat frequently and felt I didn't fill it out very well. My bust is pretty small but I think this could accommodate someone with a much larger bust than mine. Overall very happy, beautiful, may invest in this dress in the future as I feel it's very versatile.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
June 1, 2017
I was able to watch one of my friends get married and dance the night away.
I normally wear a size 12 but I had to size up to the 14. It is tight around the rib cage and slightly big on the top. I wanted a dress to show cleavage and this dress was amazing for that! I got so many compliments all night and I felt amazing.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 30, 2017
Great color
Made for a little more cleavage than I have, but I successfully pinned the middle together a bit more
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
May 30, 2017
Showstopper!
This dress was beautiful on my not-quite curvy body. It made me look like I had curves without being too tight. It was also loose around the stomach area, always a lifesaver. It looked cute with a cardigan, which was great with the weather we had. I'd recommend it!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 29, 2017
LOVED IT!
So cute and comfy! Will definitely rent again, I wore a size smaller than usual, but honestly my size probably would have been better as it was a little tight. Seriously considering buying in the future!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 28, 2017
This was my backup dress & ended up liking it more.
The zipper on the dress I ordered broke so I went with this dress instead & ended up liking it more. The waist is tight but is super flattering once you zip it up. I would go with a size up if you're in between sizes. Beautiful plum color!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
May 26, 2017
POW! TITS
I wore this to a Vegas wedding reception and it was perfect for a fun, flirty, party dress! Although, if I had owned the dress- I would have gotten it tailored. There seemed to be too much material from the waist up and it laid a little slack on my chest. It didn't look bad, but I would have been more comfortable if it was more fitted. But be careful if you are thinking of sizing down because the waist is true to size! The deep V neckline is as expected- very deep. I bought a special plunge bra on barenecessities.com that worked flawlessly with this dress. Overall, obsessed with this garment!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 178lbs
May 25, 2017
Cute but didn't fit well.
The dress is very cute. My sister rented it and normally wears a size 12. The size 12 was too tight in the rib cage and the bigger size gaped in the bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
May 24, 2017
Did not end up wearing this option I ordered
I did not end up wearing this dress because I went with another option I rented, but when I showed friends photos, everyone loved it! That being said - my mom was not a fan because LOTS of cleavage. I'm a 34dd and could get away with a normal bra with stylist tape. Does fit a tiny bit snug through the waist (but I have a pretty straight torso) - this really helped to give me an hour glass look! Definitely recommend for a night out, but be wary if it is for a more conservative event.
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