allison parris

Yellow Marilyn Dress

$40 – $60 rental?
$325 retail
Stylist Notes

With a full skirt, this soft yellow allison parris dress emphasizes the natural waist. Try it with gold sandals.

Also available in purple, blue, and red.

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: Better for larger busts - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no 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

Yellow 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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130 reviews
Fit
Large
(12)
True to Size
(32)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
March 17, 2016
Got tons of compliments!
The fit was great, could have been more fitting in the chest area (I'm a 32C -but barely!- I wore pasties, you can't really wear a bra with it) Everywhere else fit perfectly! I'm fairly petite (bust 32in, hips 32in, waist 25in) So I had ordered a 2 and a 4 back up just incase the dress ran small. Both were too big, but they over nighted a 0 to the hotel I was staying at for $11! Overall great experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 22, 2016
Stylist Review
Loving this soft yellow color! This dress is a great look for spring. It's fun, flirty, and a great shape for everyone with the exception of baby bumps. The length is about knee to a little above, and there is a plunging neckline, so no standard bra here. Actually, I would recommend this for larger chested mamas, because I found it ran a little large up top (nothing a good chicken cutlet can't fix). The back features a super cool exposed zipper from top to bottom. he skirt is also SO much fun. It has a dramatic flare that gives off that Modern-Maralyn vibe. Overall, I say this one is a winner. Pair this with a gorgeous cuff and strappy sandals for a day time party fair.
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
April 11, 2016
Loved the butter yellow color!! Very fun to twirl in
The dress was very futted right under the bust and across the bust for me. The no stretch in that area caused me to need 3 sizes bigger than I typically wear. It was big around the hips but fit nicely around the bust. I will say that this dress is verrrrry low cut, and if you are planning on wearing it without a tank underneath it you better be ready to be very exposed or have a flat chest to pull it off. My fiancé almost fainted when I tried it on that way :) my 38ddd made it a bit too provocative looking --- luckily, a little black cami turned it all around!! I loved this dress. It is very flattering and the sleeves are very unique and fun! The dress spins when you twirl and dance; soooo much fun!!! Lots of compliments on the dress!!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 188lbs
April 13, 2016
I would not order this again. This was the backup dress because my original order was lost.
I ordered the 12 and 14W (side picture shows gap in the chest area). I am a regular size 14. The 12 fit great in the chest, but was too snug in the bodice. The 14W was too big in the chest, and still slightly snug in the bodice. Neither worked and I didn't wear it.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
April 14, 2016
Dress was beautiful, sad I did not get to wear it.
I needed a much smaller size. Not sure that this is true to size. I generally wear an 8, but probably could of worn a 6 or 4.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 18, 2016
Perfect birthday dress!
The fit was great! The dress revealed a lot of cleavage, but in a tasteful way. It was so much fun to wear! The neck is deep though, so it takes a bra with a pretty low plunge. Loved this dress!! #marilynmonroe
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 25, 2016
Great color!
Loved this dress overall. I have a short torso so it didn't fit my shoulders well (made for someone taller) but the length was perfect and it was very comfortable. I received lots of compliments! I probably should have worn fashion tape but was dancing all night and didn't have any mishaps. Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 28, 2016
Gorgeous Dress!
It fit perfectly, however it's a little tight around the waist so size up if your waist isn't very defined
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
May 1, 2016
.
Very comfortable and flattering.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Weight: 142lbs
April 8, 2016
Great dress!
The 4 fit perfectly, no complaints, was very comfortable and fun to dance in!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
February 27, 2016
Cute & Flirty and Flattering
I ordered a 10 and it was tight on the rib cage and the 12 was more fitting. It was a little low cut but not too revealing! It shows off your legs nicely and very comfortable. I received lots of compliments and love the canary yellow.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
March 19, 2016
Beautiful dress to wear in a beautiful place to celebrate my 30th!
Loved this dress! Took it with me on vacation. I tried on the 8 and the 6. The 8 was loose fitting in the top but the 6 fit great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
April 10, 2016
Dress flows so well! Felt pretty in it.
I rented this dress for an engagement photo session! It was a little loose around my waist (not stretchy fabric) and I wasn't a huge fan of how booby it was. I have big boobs so it kind of smoothed them down and with the deep-V it made them look dragged down... But the fabric was light and thin without being see-through and the skirt flowed so nicely!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 17, 2016
Loved the color and the style.
I had to size up for this dress. The waist was smaller than normal. The neckline was deeper than the picture but did stay in place pretty well. I did use fashion tape to make sure not to have any wardrobe malfunctions. Loved the color and the style and was pleased overall with this dress.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 2, 2016
Great color and fit
Kind of revealing in the chest area, can't wear a bra with it but you can wear pasties. If you're large chested I wouldn't rent it. Flows away from troublesome low belly area
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Weight: 140lbs
May 2, 2016
This dress was perfect for dancing the night away. Flirty yet not too revealing! Loved it!
Perfect length for me! I'm 5' 9" and it never felt too short. I could have worn the 6 but the 4 provided better support in the bust.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155lbs
May 7, 2016
Engagement photos
I used this dress for my engagement photos. Loved it. I would purchase this dress, it's a little low cut in the chest so be aware :)
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
May 8, 2016
Absolutely loved this dress! Wore to a Kentucky Derby themed fundraiser, so many compliments!!
This dress fit me perfectly!! Loved the color, the dress hugged my body in all the right places. Plunging front revealed the right amount and I was able to wear a bra with this dress (unlike some of the other reviews regarding this dress). I want to buy this dress!! Highly recommend! Thank you RTR!!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Petite
May 8, 2016
Not for people with big boobs!
This dress is absolutely beautiful. It is such a beautiful pale yellow but it's definitely not a dress for those who have bigger boobs. It's very tight in the chest/rib cage area for those have more in that area. Just keep that in mind when renting this!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 9, 2016
Fun and flirty!
This dress was so feminine and fun! It is cut very low and my husband LOVED it! It does fit very true to size and while the 8 fit better in the shoulder area, the 10 was more comfortable because of my huge rib cage. It was a beautiful dress and I received several compliments and felt like the cut was very flattering.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 10, 2016
Derby party SUCCEESS!!!
I rented this dress for a Derby party, and it did not let me down!! The fit of this dress was perfect! I'm usually a 6, and the 6 fit flawlessly. The style of the dress was perfect for a gal with smaller breasts since the cut was quite low. I did not want to send this one back, I will for sure rent again!
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
May 11, 2016
Perfect for a derby party!
Like others have mentioned, it is very tight in the ribcage. The fabric is nice and thick but has no stretch. The neckline is very low but a little fashion tape kept me in place and I didn't need to wear a bra.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 35
May 16, 2016
This is a very pretty dress - fun for a daytime event.
I received lots of compliments on this pretty dress that I wore to a Kentucky Derby party. Only pick this one if you're comfortable having a very low-cut dress.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
May 16, 2016
I felt like Marilyn.
If you are a bustier girl like myself, do yourself a favor and rent a size bigger than you usually wear. This dress was absolutely stunning and all night I got compliment after compliment and people kept telling me I looked like Marilyn Monroe which only made me love the dress more! :)
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 17, 2016
It was a beautiful dress and I got tons of compliments.
The fit was perfect. I have a big bust and it was a good fit. Not sure how it would fit on someone with a smaller chest. Perfect length. I wore it to my engagement party turn surprise wedding.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
May 18, 2016
LOVED this dress!!
This dress is beautifully made and such a show stopper! The boning in the top keeps it in place nicely and the skirt was so fun to dance in. Loved it!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
May 23, 2016
So flattering
I got this dress for a wedding and I loved it!! I actually didn't end up wearing it though because I thought it was too booby and might be inappropriate. I will definitely order it again for a different event because it was a gorgeous color and SO flattering!!!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
May 26, 2016
Cute dress, odd fit
This dress was cute but it did not fit well. Like most others stated, it was tight in my rib cage. I usually wear a 10-12 and the 14 fit, but it was snug. It fit my 34DDD chest, but there was a huge gap near my armpits. Dress looked funny and I did not end up wearing it.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
May 26, 2016
Tons of compliments
Dress fit larger then other formal attire Iv baught which I read in reviews , fits great! Not to low , it's beautiful on! I got Tons of compliments , not to long and not to short, I could easily attend to my flower girl toddler and NOT worry about a dress misfunction, It's Super functional ! It was perfect ! Ready people's stats and size reviews and choose sizes bases in that ! That's what I did fit was great! It was slightly snug in my rib cage but did not appear so ! Perfection dress!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 30, 2016
absolutely loved this dress
wear a bra or pasteys
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 31, 2016
Great Derby dress!
Lent to a friend to wear to the Kentucky derby. Super cute yellow dress that zips down the back. Didn't love the v cut, it was too high and cut her off at the chest. Yellow is very pale.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 19
May 31, 2016
I received lots of compliments on the dress, this dress was fun to pair accessories with!
Pros-it was very comfortable and lightweight, easy to dance in. Cons-I would't recommend this dress for someone with a small bust like myself. It fit my waist perfect, however the straps were super loose, which make the v-neck pucker out a lot. I had to use fashion tape and safety pins to make sure I didn't flash people the whole night.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 21
May 31, 2016
The dress itself was beautiful, but I ordered a size too big.
I read the reviews of this dress before renting, and some people mentioned that if you're a bit bigger in the boob area, you should order a size up. Nervous about this and typically a size 6/8 for dresses, I ordered an 8 with a 10 as a backup. Big mistake. This really does fit true to size (with a teeny bit of stretch). If anything, make JUST your back up one size bigger than you would normally order, or you will spill out. I luckily had a bra deep enough, but felt it a bit necessary to keep readjusting throughout the wedding. Overall, the dress itself was a stunner: beautiful color, beautiful weight to the fabric (not too thick for a late May wedding, not too thin), and a very flattering silhouette. I just had a bit of issue (my fault, not the dress'!) with feeling overexposed.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
June 1, 2016
This dress was gorgeous. It hugs in all the right places, and flows beautifully from the waist down.
I wore this dress for my graduation ceremony! I ordered a size 2 and 4 as backup, but probably could have worn a 0 and 2 as a backup. The fabric is a little thicker and longer than I thought, but the color and shape is beautiful. The shade of yellow varies depending on photo lighting, but is a beautiful pale, light yellow in natural sunshine.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 1, 2016
Loved it. Had so many compliments
Fit like a glove!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
June 3, 2016
So many compliments on graduation dress!
The fit was perfect with the 2! The dress was summery and fun! The perfect color for an LSU law graduation!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
June 5, 2016
perfect
Fits true to size, but wouldn't have minded it a little bit tighter. As a very pale blonde, I was nervous about the color, but it was beautiful especially with my gown! Low cut, but even for a school event I didn't need tape. Would definitely recommend!!!
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 178lbs
June 6, 2016
Deep V
This dress was so much fun to wear! I feel like you have to pretty confident to wear this dress or at least be comfortable in having that much cleave out. I wear a 36 DD & my tip for everyone interested in this dress: duct tape. I DIDNOT wear a bar, instead I used duct tape to support the fun bags and double sided scotch tape to prevent a nip slip! PROS: Girls are on display! Hides tummy. Skirt was very fun to dance in!! CONS: Girls are on display. Straps were kind of big? There was extra material on the sides. For me, double sided scotch tape nipped it in a bud!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 9, 2016
So comfortable and so many compliments!
I ended up wearing the smaller backup, mainly due to the bust area. I pretty consistently wear a size 4, however that was way too loose for me (32B). The size 2 was even a little loose and I probably could have done a size 0 because it's not like you have to worry about the bottom half being tight. I loved the flowy bottom, it was so fun to dance in! I paired it with Kate Spade jewelry, also rented.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
June 12, 2016
Amazing shape and color
This was such a fun dress to wear and I got so many compliments at a friends' wedding! Only complaint is that is is VERY low cut so if you have a full bust be careful or it might end until looking inappropriate. I was worried throughout the night that my bra would show.
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