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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77 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
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Small
(10)
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 29, 2016
Everyone: "I love your dress!" Me: "Thanks, it has pockets!" This dress was a hit!

I actually snagged this dress as my backup. It was absolute perfection once I put it on. I am a 32C and wore an adhesive bra to give some support and accentuate my bust line. I'm 5'2 and I wore 3 inch heels and did have a little train but I liked it. Everyone from the bride, caterer, to the band stopped to give me a compliment. This dress was a showstopper. I love it!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
September 5, 2016
Didn't wear it but will in the future

This dress was amazing and fit like a glove. I ended up not wearing it in favor of a different dress I rented, but I will be renting this again in the future. It didn't make me look as frumpy in person as it does in the picture. It's also a very light and cool material. The only critique I have is that the boning does dig into your lower stomach and hips a bit but, without that, it might not stay up. If your natural waist is > 30" or you're bigger than a C, I would recommend sizing up. The high/low hem makes it perfect for any height. I loved that it didn't drag on the ground and I could safely walk up stairs. Plus, pockets!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 22, 2016
Fun formal dress

Fit true to size and ha some support/boning which kept it up all night (without constantly having to pull it up). Fun dress to dance in and it has pockets! One con is it was a little long so I had to hold the train up when walking outside. Would rent again.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
September 26, 2016
This dress was perfect and fit like a glove! So many complements!

I order a 12 and backup 10. I wore the 10. There was plenty of room for a bra. It was a little loose at the top but was very comfortable. The pockets rocked they held my lipstick and cell phone. No need for a purse. So many complements throughout the night.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
September 25, 2016
Fit perfectly and felt like a princess

It was a little long in the back, I stepped on it a few times.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 14, 2016
This is a wow dress for sure! I received tons of compliments all night!

It is a corset top so be prepared for that, probably not ideal if will be sitting most of the night. Also you will need fancy shoes to peek out from the bottom.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
October 24, 2016
Beautiful and elegant dress

This dress is so beautiful! It does run a little small in the top so I would say to size up but it's easy to wear and so elegant - I got so many compliments. The only downside is that it does get wrinkled easily so it will need to be steamed when it arrives and there is so much material that it's not an easy task. Totally worth it though and I would rent this dress again

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
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:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
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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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
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:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
November 16, 2016
Awesome Dress!

This dress has pockets! Easy to wear and fun to dance in.

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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.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 46
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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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
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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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
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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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
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
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:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
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:
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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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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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 32
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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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:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
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:
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!

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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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
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:
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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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!

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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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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:
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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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
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:
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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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
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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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Age: 32
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:
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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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
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34C
January 8, 2018
I received so many compliments on this dress!!

It was a little tighter at the top. I didn't wear a bra with it to avoid any lines. It was a little wrinkled but turned out gorgeous! It's one of my favorites! I usually wear a 6 and this was true to size!

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
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.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 29
November 13, 2016
I received so many compliments on this dress!

A little loose around the chest.

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