allison parris

Purple Marilyn Dress

$40 – $70 rental?
$350 retail
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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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204 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(82)
Small
(36)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
March 20, 2017
Great fit and very comfortable. I wore this for our anniversary dinner date
Comfortable and looks very elegant. I wore this for our anniversary dinner date and it looked great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 13, 2017
Pear shaped bodies: Warning
I was really looking forward to this dress, however never wore it out. The color and quality was great! The top was perfect. But the bottom was way too much material for my pear shaped body and as you can see from the photo, it only made me look VERY pear shaped. If you're into this, rent now! If not, maybe pass.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
March 13, 2017
The people who were enjoying the event with me made the night special
The dress fit perfectly. I ordered a size 4 and 6 just in case and both fit well but I wore the 4 because it made my boobs look better lol. I am 155 lbs and 5'6'' and both sizes fit well. I recommend this dress to anyone and everyone absolutely beautiful and good quality.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
March 8, 2017
Plum Perfection!
Dress was pretty tight in my rib cage, but I was able to wear strapless bra which is nice! Wasn't my most flattering rental but did great in a pinch! Material is comfy!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 5, 2017
Super easy!
A little small but super easy. It came the day before the event and easy return. Definitely will be using RTR again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 5, 2017
Great fit and so fun
Note that the dress is plum, not a light purple. I was worried about the deep neckline, but wearing the smaller size help keeping the chest tighter and not too loose. Since I was wearing the 0 it was a little tighter on the waist but not uncomfortable. I wore pedals instead of a sticky bra because it would have shown the bra. The wedding was a night wedding at a venue, so I didn't feel too revealing. I accessorized the dress with a simple gold necklace, studded earrings & gold clutch (all from RTR) and nude strappy heals. The skirt was so fun and great for dancing. I received lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 5, 2017
Beautiful color and flattering fit!!
I rented this dress for my sorority formal and I. LOVE. IT. Seriously, the color, the fit, the style, its all beautiful! I got so many compliments on it all night and I was so happy with it! Normally, I wear a size 8 in dresses, but because I'm pretty small up top & I wanted it to fit really well since it is a pretty deep V, I went with the 6. This being said, it was fairly tight around the ribs, but it wasn't so uncomfortable that I couldn't handle it for a few hours. The color is GORGEOUS and so flattering for any green eyed girls out there! The first picture is taken with flash and the second is without, so the color is somewhere between the two. I have had issues with length with past rentals because I'm 5'10, but this dress was perfect! The cut/length of the front vs. the back really accentuated the legs and I wasn't self-conscious about the length the whole time, which was a major win! I so wish I had more reasons to wear this formal of a dress because I did not want to send it back! LOVED IT!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 2, 2017
Fun dress!
I wore this to a summer wedding. The skirt of the dress was fuller than I expected, and the top was a little snug. It was a fun dress to dance in, though!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 21
March 1, 2017
This dress was super comfortable and left people breathless. Felt like a princess!
The be warned that if you have a smaller breast size, order a smaller size than what you think you would wear. Had to do my own form of hemming to keep everything from falling out, if you know what I mean.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 21, 2017
So many compliments!
I am in an odd size limbo right now so I've been having trouble finding dresses that fit. I'm a size 0/XS from mid-torso up and a size 2 or 4 from the waist down. The 2 for this fit just right on the bottom, but the armholes were way too big and my boobs didn't fill out the top (which was a problem because you can't wear a bra with this dress). The 0 is what I went with because my boobs fit but that band in the middle was digging into me all night! Needless to say the cut of the dress was flattering enough you couldn't tell and everyone complimented me on it!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 19, 2017
Great cocktail dress for a wedding or event.
Loved this dress!! Definitely can't wear a bra with it as it is low cut, but very flattering. I am tall and the length was perfect. The color is just beautiful.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 16, 2017
Definitely more of plum than purple. Beautiful color
I loved this dress!!!!! It far exceeded my expectations!!! This was my first RTR experience and I am looking forward to renting again! I loved the fit and the material was pretty thick which was perfect for a party in February. The dress comes right about to the knee which was perfect. The top is a little low so I wore a bralette but you could get away without doing that. I wish I owned this dress!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 13, 2017
Sad Trombone
I regret to say that I did not love this dress, and it gets a solid "meh" from me. I will start off by saying that I loved the skirt on this dress; it is beautiful, twirly, flirty, and fun. As for the rest of the dress...I did not heed the warnings in other reviews about the waist being tight. I found out the hard way that the waist on this dress is indeed tight and it has zero give to it. The dress is more low-cut than it appears to be on the model; refer to customer pics to get a true idea of how it will look. I did not like the way the dress looked on me braless nor with an adhesive bra because my C cups were not enough to fill the top out, so I ended up wearing the dress with a regular bra. I had to use quite a bit of double-sided tape to cover up the inside edges of the cups of my bra, but all the tape turned out to be useless and I was endlessly tugging the top back into place all night. At the end of the night, I was relieved to take this dress off and send it back. This was the third dress I've rented and my least favorite of the three. My advice for renting this dress: if you're going to wear it with a bra then a plunge bra is probably the best, and don't forget there is not one iota of give in the waist of this dress, none.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 270lbs
February 9, 2017
TINY waist
Good, thick fabric in a beautiful color, but the cut of the waist is SO small. I tried on the 20 first and couldn't even zip it past the waist. The top seems like it would have fit beautifully if the waist had been just a bit bigger. Returned the whole order for refund credit.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
January 31, 2017
I wanted to keep it!
As other reviews said, the waist is TIGHT. It reminds me of vintage designs from the days when girdles were the norm. I was able to zip the 4 but I looked like a bad photoshop job and felt like a stuffed sausage, so I went with the 6 (pictured). I ended up not wearing a bra or fashion tape. There wasn't much support in the 6 but I got used to the feeling and it looked fine (I think). All that said, I felt so fabulous and the 6 was pretty comfortable. It was for a party with a "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" theme, so the Marilyn dress was a perfect fit!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 115lbs
January 27, 2017
Amazing in every way!
This dress was made for me! I got a size 0 & 2 for back up because some reviews say the waist is tight on the ribs. The waist ended up being perfect for me and I loved the weight of the fabric, not too light/not too heavy! I was able to wear a low cut bra underneath with no problems either! I want to own this dress!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Weight: 145lbs
January 23, 2017
Love! Love! Love!!
Absolutely loved this dress!!! Was alittle nervous reading other reviews about how low cut the front was, but I added lace camisole underneath and made it work! Got compliments all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Age: 25
January 11, 2017
Great color
Wore this for my husband's work holiday party. The top on the 8 didn't fit well (too small for my bust), so went with the 10 which had more structure and wasn't as low cut.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 8, 2017
I ordered for my sister
Ordered it for my sister for a Xmas party we were attending together. She is a bigger breasted girl. The top was so small she couldn't even breath and the girls were spilling out of all sides If you are a B or smaller it may fit
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
January 5, 2017
Cleavage galore!
Fit well but is super boobilicious! To the point where I did not feel comfortable wearing it to my holiday party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
January 4, 2017
It was such a great dress for my sorority's formal!
I usually wear a 2 or a 4 and I ended up wearing a 2 to the actual event. It was a little tight in the chest, but I am flat chested so it worked in my favor. The length was perfect and the material was so nice! The low cut was great especially with my flat chest. I would totally order this dress again!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 17
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 30, 2016
Beautiful dress!
Absolutely loved this dress! I ordered a 0 and a 2 as a backup and ended up wearing the 0. The other reviews are very accurate about a band around the middle that is rather tight, but it didn't bother me that much. The neckline was too deep for me, but that was easily fixed with a black bralette to keep things modest for a wedding. The top was very flattering, and the skirt flowed very nicely. I got compliments all night long. I would absolutely wear the again. I am 5'3 and the dress hit at knee length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 36
December 28, 2016
Not for big booties!
The dress fit well except for one small detail: it is not made for butts! The placement and structure of the zipper makes it stick out like a tail instead of laying flat over your but. Mad me very said because from the front it looked gorgeous.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
December 27, 2016
ALL the compliments!
I wore this dress for a summer wedding in Arizona for a young and "alternative" (read: lots of hair dye) couple/crowd. I wore a strapless bra that had detailing in between the breasts, and when it showed I wasn't too mad because it was cute. I have large breasts and so no-bra wasn't an option! I got compliments on this dress all night, and felt like a million bucks.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
December 26, 2016
Perfect dress!
Fit great. Slit is not very wide so it doesn't seem too low. Got a ton of compliments! Color was great and very original. Fun skirt for dancing. Super comfy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 22, 2016
This dress was great for my event and I got lots of compliments!
Waist is fitted. Low cut in the front. Perfect length. Shoulders were a little big on me but I have small shoulders!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
December 21, 2016
I have a large rib cage and the dress wasn't a match.
I originally rented this dress to attend "The Nutcracker" for a date but unfortunately, this dress simply didn't work out. I absolutely loved the plum color but I have a large rib cage that did not work with the boning and the way the dress is designed. Also, my bust was not contained in the dress and was not appropriate. Regardless, the color was great and had I had the right size, I'm sure the dress would have gotten 5 stars.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 195lbs
December 9, 2016
Low cut..great color
This dress would be perfect for someone with an hourglass figure. I ordered an 18W and a 20W and wore the 20W. I would say I'm normally an 16W or 18W. I almost feel like this dressed isn't sized as a W and that they were just regular sizes (personal opinion). The waist of this dress is small compared to the straps and skirt of the dress. I'm 5'4 and the length was fine, but I ran into problem with the straps. They were kind of loose, and since this dress is so low cut you want the straps to be fitted. There was also gapping under the arms. I was able to pin the straps and make it work. I used fashion tape and wore a low cut sticky bra from victoria's secret to help hold my boobs up. I got a lot of compliments and overall the dress worked well. However, just be aware the waist is going to be really small.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 8, 2016
Very pretty dress that moves beautifully!
I ordered a 6 and an 8 and ended up wearing the 6. It was very tight around the ribs for me, but the 8's sleeves were way too high to wear - I have a short torso and it made the chest gape too much. It seemed like a huge difference between the 6 and 8. Other than my size issue, I loved this dress. The skirt was the perfect comfortable length and the top was low cut without being too revealing. The color was super rich and very flattering on my pale skin.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Weight: 165lbs
December 6, 2016
Not recommended for a short torso - the fit was really off for me and much too big in the shoulders.
This dress did not fit my body type well. The fit in the shoulders for me was much too large, even with a push up bra on. I returned this dress and did not wear it - the material was much heavier than I expected and it didn't sit well on my hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 6, 2016
Very small
I usually wear a 12 or 14 , this might have well been an 8 , I was very sad
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 4, 2016
Fun and Flirtt
Skirt is a little more full than I imagined. Body fits great!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
November 29, 2016
I wanted to wear this dress but when I received it, it was too big.
It runs true to size. If you are a true size 2, then order a size 2.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
November 28, 2016
Great material!
The from V is a very LOW V, so if you are small busted like I am, you may need to wear a bralette and it runs a tad big.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 27, 2016
I loved this dress! Great length and color, perfect for a fall wedding. It didn't even look worn.
This dress is fairly low cut which made me somewhat self conscious. However I didn't have any issues with accidental "exposure" and the top fit well. Overall the dress garnered a lot of compliments.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
November 21, 2016
Beautiful color!
I am full chested and did not need to wear a bra.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
November 16, 2016
Fantastic time with family and friends!
Didn't fit as well as I had hoped but I do not have a large bust so this was a problem of my own - not the dress's. so a little large on the top and tight at the waist but this was tolerable. Loved the flowy skirt and the color was perfect for a fall wedding! So perfect that it even matched the bridal party - whoops! Overall, I received many, many compliments on it and I wish I could have kept it to wear it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
November 13, 2016
It was great. LOVED the zipper all the way up the back.
Fit ok. The straps were too long and the plunge was way deeper than I thought. I could not wear a bra with it so o had to tape the girls in place.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 13, 2016
Not a good fit for me :(
The dress was just too tight in the rib cage, regardless of the size. The color was gorgeous and the bottom fell beautifully.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
November 13, 2016
I got tons of compliments on this dress!! It really made the night perfect.
This dress fit so well on me! The only little problem I had was the top. It was a little big for me because I have a smaller frame but it really didn't bother me. I just didn't wear a bra with it. A lot of reviews I read on this dress said that the waist was really tight but I thought it fit perfectly. Overall it was the perfect dress for me! Would definitely rent it again.
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