allison parris

Red Dark Charm Gown

$95 – $115 rental?
$740 retail
Stylist Notes

A ruffled hemline makes this allison parris dress chic. We love it with dangling earrings and the Windrose Pave Ring by Elizabeth and James.

Also available in black.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red faille (100% Polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. High-low full skirt. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. Regular length measures 37” from neckline to shortest part of hem. Made in USA.

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52 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(16)
Small
(8)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2017
Beautiful Dress
I loved the dress and I got a lot of compliments on it. I loved how it flowed and it was nice being the only person at the wedding wearing a red dress. It was great that being a strapless dress, I did not have to worry about pulling it up all night, it stayed in place very nicely. My only small issue (and it is my own fault ha) is that I've gained some weight recently, but I still thought the 6 would be fine and it did fit, but it was a little snug around my waist. I would definitely rent this one again.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
June 1, 2017
Beautiful dress, perfect for a black tie wedding!
I felt the dress did run a bit small. I am normally a size 6 but ended up wearing an 8 due to the dress being very tight in the bust area. I couldn't even wear a bra with the size 8, so i'm very happy I ordered my backup in a size up. The length is great, hit a few inches above my heels. Great material and very flattering. Would defintely recommend a size up or even 2 sizes up for ladies with a larger bust size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 134lbs
May 30, 2017
Beautiful dress, just not for me
I rented this for a black tie wedding and it is a beautiful dress, but you need to have the perfect bust size. Without a bra, it was a little big in the bust area and it isn't structured there, so the extra material just looked a little awkward. I tried sticking some lightly padded cups in to fill it out and the dress wouldn't zip. On a length note, I am short and the petite length-wise would have been perfect.
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
May 18, 2017
The wedding was in New Orleans and the red dress felt so right for that city!
This dress was beautiful and a show stopper! I received so many compliments and felt comfortable and confident. It does run a little small and I used the details from other women to size up from a 4p to a 6p, I'm glad I did!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
May 9, 2017
A definite head turner!! <3
After reading the other reviews I opted to size up for the back up size. Thankfully the 4 fit me perfectly, but I would actually recommend sizing down. The waist part can feel tight, but not uncomfortable. It actually helps keep the dress up (which is almost unheard of in strapless dresses). The bust part is a little loose, but not enough that people can see your 'twins' , so no problem there either. I wore VERY high heels and the bottom of the dress just barely touched the floor. Overall, I 100% recommend this dress if you love people telling you how amazing you look. You will want to go up and down stairs all night just because of how beautiful the flow of the skirt makes you look. The gorgeous bright red will make you feel like royalty and will absolutely make you stand out in any crowd. LOVE IT!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
May 8, 2017
Gorgeous Dress
I didn't end up wearing this dress. I rented 2 different red dresses for a formal affair. It was a touch choice to decide between the 2 dresses because they were both gorgeous. I ended up choosing the other rented dress because this dress seemed a little too long for my height. If someone is a few inches taller than me, it would be a knock out! It did run a little small in my opinion. I usually wear a 6 and the 6 was too small. The 8 was a perfect fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
April 29, 2017
Perfect party red dress!
Flattering red color, not orangey red that can wash lighter skin coloring out. May run a tad small, I usually wear a 0 or 2 and wore the 2. Stays in place well for a strapless dress. Perfect length with heels - I am 5'4. Lots of compliments, highly recommend!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 17
April 25, 2017
My daughter wore this to sing at an event. She looked and felt amazing! TONS of compliments!
fit like a glove!!
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
April 10, 2017
Love, love, love!
I loved the fit of this dress. The boning in the waist helped to "suck in" a few inches. Also, the way that the material lays around the hip area gives a nice hourglass figure appearance. Giving 4 stars instead of five because the dress had a stale smell and arrived wrinkled. It was a major pain to steam!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
April 9, 2017
Red dress
This dress was perfect for a black tie event we had. I ordered a 6 which fit perfectly, but was super tight up top. There's no way a 4 would have zipped. Got a lot of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Weight: 125lbs
March 29, 2017
So many compliments!
I really enjoyed renting this dress. I don't usually wear such a bright color, but I'm glad I did on this occasion. I really stood out in a sea of black dresses. Not to mention every time I went up or down stairs someone around me commented on how beautifully the dress flowed behind me. The material is beautiful and the top fit very much like a corset. I thought it wouldn't be able to zip up all the way at first, but it ended up fitting perfectly! I was also concerned about the length, since I am short, but with 3" heels the longest part was just off the ground.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
March 29, 2017
The bright red really stood out in a sea of black.
This dress ran a little small so I'd recommend going with a larger back up size. It's also a little tight in the chest if you're bigger busted.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
March 29, 2017
This dress is a showstopper, LOVED IT!
Fit perfect, true to size. very comfortable, even has pockets!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 20, 2017
Lady in Red
I loved this dress! The pockets were AMAZING! Loved the color red - I will note that mine didn't have a satin ribbon at the bottom like the others but otherwise I loved it. The back has a beautiful zipper down most of it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 20, 2017
I loved the color, and the dress was glamorous for a very black tie event.
The main reason I opted for the dress is the high-low hemline meant that I would be able to wear a full length ballgown without needing to hem it. The front wasn't even near hitting the floor, however the back did form a bit of a train so I had to be careful of other people stepping on it. Overall, a great success.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
March 6, 2017
It was not a color I would normally wear.
Great dress! I don't have a super small rib cage, so the 4 was snug, but perfect. I got lots of compliments & felt comfortable all night. It would be impractical for me to purchase this beautiful dress, but AWESOME for 1 night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
February 15, 2017
Runs small in the chest
Pretty dress but runs very small in the chest. I'm typically a 4/6 (34C) but the 6 was too tight.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
February 13, 2017
Showstopper of a dress!
I love this dress and the high-low hem helped show off my custom Wonder Woman shoes worn for a superhero-themed gala. If you get the sizing right, you don't need to wear a bra, as the top provides enough support (although my "mom boobs" benefited from inserts for a little bit extra lift). There was a little bit of weird bunching at the top, though, since the boning in the dress seemed a little worn, which is why I removed one star.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 9, 2017
Soooo many compliments. I felt like a princess!
I am a 4 but they only had a 2 available. It was tight but I think if you are a 2, the fit will be better.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 5, 2017
More compliments than you could imagine
Stunning dress that I got countless compliments on. I originally wanted black and red was only available in my size and I'm so glad I got red. This dress was definitely one of the standouts of the night. The reason I felt it ran a little small was because of the top of the dress and the wiring. I sometimes wear a 4 and was glad I also ordered a 6 because it was more comfortable.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 16
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 29, 2017
The red is a great color!!!!
The hi-low is a good option for those shorter people (5'1") With 2 inch heels, the length was perfect as a full length ball gown, with a small train in back. The dress is stunning! The top was loose, so some padding is needed if you are small like me, but stays in place with the fitted waist. The dress is perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 18, 2017
Stunningly swanky with a fun flair
I loved the fit of this dress - it was perfect for my work holiday party. I received so many compliments on it that I thought about buying it! The dress was a bit snug in the chest, but thankfully it didn't require a bra so I was still comfortable (for the most part!)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 11, 2017
Unbelievable dress! I got so many compliments!!
The stress was tightest around the rib cage, as opposed to the armpits like many other strapless dresses. I did not feel "squeezed out of it". Very very beautiful dress. I felt amazing!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
January 11, 2017
I loved this dress! Red hot!
I am 5"5" and wore flats with a size 6 dress. The dress did drag a little on the ground, but, it had pockets which I could use to help hold it up while I was walking. I loved wearing red for the first time ever! Everyone else was wearing the usual black or navy. I got so many compliments on the dress and told them where to find it. I did wear simple Tiffany silver pearls with it as to not distract from the dress too much! Enjoy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
January 2, 2017
Perfect for a black tie wedding!
Fit was flattering and true to size, and felt amazing to wear. And, pockets! I can't say enough good things about this dress so I'll just leave it here.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 28, 2016
Beautiful bright red and the perfect fit.
This really is the perfect red dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 17, 2016
Size up if wide chest
Lots of reviews said the bust would run large but this was not the case for me. I'm usually a size 4R, and I'll admit I became a little chubbier, but even the 6R which I'm wearing here squeezed me really hard. It is gorgeous though, and I'd totally try 8R. I chose this dress because I wanted a tea-length dress that would appear as a gown with flats on. Because this is high-low, it will show the ankle and flats, but not so much that it looks awkward.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
December 13, 2016
Beautifully cut and elegant.
I have worn a size 8R in several other designers but this one ran small. I was unable to wear it. Exchanging for a 10R...let's see if that works!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 13, 2016
Perfect dress for a holiday formal!
This dress couldn't have been more perfect. I am tall and with heels even "long" sized gowns don't fit. I was happy to have the high low and not have to worry about length. The back almost touched the ground with 4 inch heels! The pockets were a great touch. I am normally an 8 in gowns and this 10 was a perfect fit. Glad for so many reviews to help me size up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 1, 2016
Runs half size large. Felt like a million bucks. No layers underneath, so be careful while sitting.
It's a bit longer than I expected (and I'm almost 6' tall but I was wearing flats), so I lifted it a bit Cinderella-style while walking outside. I *rarely* wear red because I don't like being the center of attention, but this was a fun piece to break the ice and be a head-turner. Felt at home in even the fanciest establishments. It's like zipping up a tablecloth, though. The whole dress is just one simple single-layer piece, so be careful to not flash anyone while sitting. Would prefer a bit of tulle underneath. I sized down one because it runs slightly large and is strapless. It was a bit tight, but I felt sure it wouldn't slip, so I would do the same size next time, too. Very flattering waist. Tailored to perfection.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
November 22, 2016
Lady in Red - truly noticeable!
Loved this dress! I'm 5 feet so the dress was more of a gown. I am a 32DD and bodice fit perfectly. Kept lipstick and phone in pocket. Wore this dress for my nonprofit's gala. One of my donor's actually exclaimed "wow! Beautiful!" when he saw me. Received compliments all night and even into the weekend afterward. Worn with my own bolero.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 132lbs
November 18, 2016
Benefit gala.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to wear this dress because it runs so small - I was not able to get the zipper past my shoulder blades. If you have a wide bra band or wide rib cage, this is not the dress for you. Shame, because the color is gorgeous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
November 18, 2016
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This was the back up to my back up. The boning was coming out the side under the arm pit, which hurt until you pushed it back in... However! If you love to twirl, this is the dress for you. It was a little big in the bust but nothing that a padded bra couldn't fix. All night, people kept making me twirl to watch the bottom of the dress fly. It was amazing. It has pockets! If you want a formal dress that you can still dance and leg kick in... This is it.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
November 16, 2016
Awesome Dress!
This dress has pockets! Easy to wear and fun to dance in.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
November 13, 2016
I received so many compliments on this dress!
A little loose around the chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
November 7, 2016
Too small. Sort of cheap
I love red dresses. I am small on top and typically so not have a problem with this style dress in one size smaller (hips larger). Felt the material was cheap. Even if it did fit I wouldn't have worn. But RTR came through and overnighted another dress/style
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 7, 2016
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! A major hit. You'll definitely stand out and be the center of attention!!
I can't even sum up into words how absolutely STUNNING this dress is in person. The color is a true cherry red and I promise you that you will be the highlight of the night. The true selling point of this dress? It has POCKETS! All jokes aside, I forgot that the dress had pockets and whenever it arrived I was overjoyed. It was so convenient to have a place for my iPhone all night. I kept getting compliments all night long and felt so comfortable. There is so much freedom in this dress because of the shape of the skirt (and p.s. the mesh detailing is GORGEOUS) I am 5'2 1/2" almost 5'3" and the length of the dress was perfect with my 3-4 inch heels. It didn't drag on the floor and I wasn't tripping over myself, which is something I'm always worried about because of my height. I was hesitant at first to use RTR but the customer service and quality of the dress has me hooked! I highly recommend this dress to anyone. I know that I'll be coming back to this dress in the future for any other event I might have. It is literal perfection!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147lbs
November 5, 2016
Red is for LOVE LOVE LOVE
Effortless, I didn't even need to iron after it came in the mail and I traveled to another city for the wedding. I wore a double strapless bra because it seemed a little lose. The dress is stunning and super comfortable. I feel amazing in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 4, 2016
Elegant, fun and comfortable! This dress was even more beautiful in person. Couldn't be happier!
The 4R was too snug on top but that's my fault. Lol. The 6R is perfect and the length was just right.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 188lbs
November 2, 2016
I wore this dress to a formal charity event, and recieved lot's of compliments!
It fit well. The length was perfect. I am in between sizes, so a foundation piece helped it fit better.
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