allison parris

Red Dark Charm Gown

$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: Two lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (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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74 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(25)
Small
(10)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
December 9, 2017
Perfect fit and fun to wear. I cant wait for another reason to rent again.
I requested a 8R and 8P but they seemed to be the same size. They both fit well but one was a little more relaxed in the bust area (but the label was not different, I think it was wear?) The length was perfect for me without touching the ground, I am about 5'7" I rented this dress for two different weddings and it was too dressy for one (a traditional Jewish wedding in brooklyn) It was perfect for the second more extravagant wedding. And a friend reminded me that red is not traditionally worn to weddings anyway... The pockets were great and just big enough and hidden enough for a couple light things- lipstick, cash, or small wallet. I wouldnt have wanted to weigh it down with my phone and keys though- its too fun to dance in! I definitely recommend this dress to bring out your inner little child. Dance and laugh and enjoy it :)
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 23
December 9, 2017
Flirty Elegance
This dress is beautiful! Lots of compliments. It does run on the small side, especially if you have a large bust. I am 5’2” and 135lbs, with 34D bust
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
December 2, 2017
Everything about this dress was perfect
I got so many compliments. This dress is gorgeous and fit great. So happy
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
November 30, 2017
LOVELY
I wore this when I was 11 weeks pregnant. It was perfect for just before I was ready to tell people that we were going to have a baby. Covered the little bump I had and made me feel beautiful when then weight was starting to creep on. I would buy this dress if I had occasion to wear it again.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Age: 31
November 27, 2017
Flows like magic!
Love love love this dress! The high-low showcases shows perfectly and the back of the dress flows like a magical train! I wish i owned this gown!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 28B
November 12, 2017
I felt like a star!
I wore this dress to a gala and felt like an absolute star! Lots of compliments and it had pockets so of course I'm going to be excited about that! I and normally size between 4-6 and the waist felt a tight compared to other dresses I've worn, but it was overall a comfy dress that was fun to celebrate and dance in!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 21, 2017
The Princess and the P̶e̶a̶ Pockets
Words can't begin to describe the magnificence of this dress. I felt like a princess in all those fairy tales we read when we were children that misrepresent the reality of adult life as women living in a patriarchal society. The built in bra was very supportive and it had pockets! The bottom of the dress dragged a little in the back, but you just have to remember to carry the train when there's stairs, like a Hollywood starlet gliding onstage to accept her Oscar whilst smiling through the pain of working in one of the many industries rife with institutionalized systemic misogyny. If you spin around, the fabric dreamily floats out, making it a show stopper on the dance floor. I loved it!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
October 19, 2017
Unfortunately I was unable to wear this because it was a bit too small.
I was sent the wrong dress in the wrong size.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 27
October 14, 2017
Great dress, super classy.
I wore this dress for an outdoor party. Very comfortable, bright and fun color, and super classy. It is pretty long, so you will definitely have to wear high heels. I loved the flowy skirt, but be careful if it is a windy day, because you may have a Marilyn Monroe moment with the dress flying up.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109lbs
September 27, 2017
Beautiful dress
True red dress. It's beautiful color. Also has pockets!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 19, 2017
Loved, Loved, Loved this dress!
Some of the reviews said it runs small in the chest... I think it actually fit well in the chest. It was almost a bit large in the top, where there was some gapping at the top. (and I have a larger chest: 34DD) It fit well around the rib cage and was flowing at the bottom. The pockets were a fun added touch! Rent this dress its awesome!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 40
September 10, 2017
Lots of positive compliments on dress!
It needed to be ironed prior to wearing - and I should have planned more time for this!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 5, 2017
Beautiful dress!!!
I rented this dress for a formal wedding. I ended up getting both the 4R and 6R based on reviews but I went with the 4R because it is strapless. It fit true to size and literally never had to pull it up even with a lot of dancing! Everyone loved the dress and I got so many compliments over the night. Plus it has pockets!!!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 2, 2017
Beautiful dress!!
Love, love, love this dress!! So much fun dancing in it. Beautiful red color. You will definitely stand out. One of the singers from the band came up to me and complimented the dress. Fits very true to size. I wore a strapless bra, but didn't have to. Would definitely recommended for a wedding or formal affair. Head turner.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 21, 2017
Fancy black tie wedding
Amazing red dress! Really stood out in the crowd and got many compliments! Fit is true to size. Would rent again definitely!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
August 2, 2017
Gorgeous wedding, and the dress was perfect.
The dress was amazing - it was very comfortable and I had no trouble with it staying up. I wound up wearing the larger size because it was a little tight in the bust, but the larger size fit perfectly with a strapless bra.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
July 25, 2017
Amazing customer service!
Rented this in a size 4 for a wedding but when it didn't quite fit and the event in 2 days, they overnighted me a 6R! There is no hook at the top of the zipper so it does move down if the fit is tight and you're moving- had zero issues after going up a size!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
July 16, 2017
Best dress I've ever worn
I absolutely loved this dress and am considering purchasing it. It was so comfortable I didn't want to take it off! The dress fits very true to size. It flattened my heat out but it didn't bother me much. I definitely wouldn't rent this dress if I was busty.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 7, 2017
Swishy dress that makes you feel like the salsa lady emoji!
I rented this for a formal and I'm so glad I did! The dress is clearly very well made, with a nice material that breathes and moves well. As a slightly short, small chested person there I do wish there were a petite version, as I definitely needed a padded bra to fill out the tip and the back of the skirt can drag on the ground a bit even with 2.5 inch heels. However, I felt awesome in it and at no point did I feel like the dress was going to fall down. It is also awesome for dancing, because the skirt is so full and you can swish around to your heart's content.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 4, 2017
Perfect in every way
This dress was great. Pockets are hidden and perfect for a phone and lipstick. It was formal while being able t be fun and flirty. I was complimented all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
July 2, 2017
Amazing color!
I ordered a 8 and a 10. The 8 was very snug in the rib cage. 10 was easier to zipper but the bust was a little lose. The dress was very comfortable and I got a lot of compliments on the color! Beautiful dress!
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 2, 2017
Modern elegance with a classic show-stopping color! The pockets were great!
#glamorous #weddingguest #elegant #fun
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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
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
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!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
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
Usually wears: 6
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: 18
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: 25
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
Usually wears: 6
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: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
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: 32
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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