Down the Middle Dress

$50 rental
$350 retail

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Stylist Notes

Rich, saturated red makes this flirty dress by Allison Parris a luxe pick for your next event. Accent with the kate spade new york Hello Shanghai Milan Clutch and modern heels.

Also available in blue, gold, and purple.

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: Great for any cup size - dress features deep v and built in boning
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

We recommend Hollywood Fashion Tape's Double Sided Fashion Tape.

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - dress features deep v and built in boning
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

We recommend Hollywood Fashion Tape's Double Sided Fashion Tape.

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Red crepe. (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-Neckline. Full skirt with pockets. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye. 35” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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543 reviews
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(43)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 18, 2016
What a sexy dress!!!!
amazing !!!! Fits small, so go down a size unless you like it tight in the bust area. The V is low so no bra but there's a built in V to keep everything in place. The skirt is soooo amazing and makes you feel so pretty and girly! LITERALLY rent if you have an event!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 16, 2016
The perfect dress for dancing!
I love this dress. I could've gotten away with the 0 or the 2 but I felt the 0 was a little more flattering. Overall it was incredibly comfortable and the skirt is perfect for dancing. It zips all the way down the back which is really fun too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 15, 2016
The color and skirt are to die for!
I loved this dress! Could have worn with a normal bra (go with nude because the middle part might show just a bit), but I wore it without because the material was thick enough. The metal bar at the bottom of the V made me confident I wouldn't have a mishap. The skirt was so fun!! I got a ton of compliments, and it was a grown up look that set me apart for a fraternity formal.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
September 14, 2016
I loved this dress! I felt so elegant and pretty! Perfect for a Boston Catholic wedding!
The top half was a little big (I'm very flat chested), but I loved how low cut it was, I actually had cleavage for one of the first times in my life, so I was happy about that. the length was very flattering and I felt comfortable dancing and spending time with my friends.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 12, 2016
I LOVED this dress. It was very classy and the skirt had a great flow for dancing. Tight on top.
This dress is VERY lowcut. I invested in some double sided tape just for my own peace of mind. I didn't realize from the pictures that the zipper goes ALL THE WAY down the back, which was actually kind of sexy. I got so many compliments on this dress. Word of warning: One of my sizes had a wire in the V neck that kept it from flopping open. The other did not. If I were you I would verify with RTR that the dresses have been checked and both ordered sizes have the wire. Do this especially if you're a bit smaller on top.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
September 11, 2016
Wore this dress to the Halloween party at Magic Kingdom
I received compliments all night long about the dress, was very comfortable to wear the only thing is that the neckline was too low however I had a scarf that I was able to use for cover
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 46
September 10, 2016
Too small
This dress was too small in the waist so I did not wear it. Super-cute though for the slim-waisted out there!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 7, 2016
Fab color, and lovely neckline
Really loved this dress. Would honestly wear it again and again. Thought the color was amazing, the neckline added a little something to a really classically beautiful dress, and of course, love the flow of the skirt.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 17
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 6, 2016
The dress was classic!
I'm originally a size 6 I weigh 135 pounds and a size C in a bra but surprisingly my back up size 4 fit perfectly! The dress runs a little small but looks great on I got tons of compliments all night and I wore it to my Senior Home Coming and it was perfect!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
September 6, 2016
My first rent the runway! Cannot wait to browse this site for future events!
It was definitely a beautiful dress, a head-turner. I got a 10 and a 12. I generally wear a 10 but because of the low cut, and being a bit bustier, I felt a little uncomfortable in the 10 with it being tight and not sitting quite right in the chest. The tight part of the dress cut off right on top of my hips and almost forced me to muffin top (not that you could see it with the nice flare in the bottom of the dress). But I went a size up to 12 and used dress tape to keep the top in place around my chest. It did make the dress a little loose right in the mid section area but it was much more comfortable than my true size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 5, 2016
Twirl for days in this skirt!
I wore this dress to sing at gala. I did not feel out of place amongst all the very wealthy people attending- a big feat for a starving artist like myself! Beautiful rich color and full skirt! Get ready to show some boob, though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
September 5, 2016
Not for short torsos...
I love this dress but could not wear it- I am petite and short in the torso- this dress is fitted in the waist, and left me with large gaps up above my shoulders. Great if you have a longer torso!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
August 31, 2016
The dress was a last minute change but best decision.
The dress was a last minute pick. The dress I originally got didn't make me feel comfortable. Saw this one and took a chance. It looked great and I got complaints about the fit and color.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 30, 2016
Flirty & Twirly
I was a bit cautious about letting the girls out to play, but I LOVED the way I looked and felt in this dress. I'm pretty petite and I usually wear a 4, but I have 34DD so I had to size up to fit them in. I also needed fashion tape to keep the dress from giving too much away. Still danced the night away thought!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 28, 2016
Great dress!
Got so many compliments on this dress for a rehearsal dinner. It does run a big small through the chest so consider sizing up.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
August 26, 2016
overall, i loved it!
I received many compliments on the dress, it was comfortable a fund to wear and a little sexy. The waist ran a little snug which is why i ended up wearing the 12 instead of the 10 and it was hard to find a bra to wear with it since it was so low cut but i did find one. overall though i really liked wearing this dress.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
August 25, 2016
In love with this dress!!
I absolutely adored this dress. I wore this dress to my sorority's formal and got so many compliments. It is so flattering and I felt gorgeous in it! I have an hourglass shape and love the way it cinched in at my waist, accentuated my cleavage, and fell smoothly over my hips! Couldn't recommend it more highly! I am just waiting for the next chance to rent it:)
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 22
August 22, 2016
Perfect for a wedding!
The dress was comfortable and flattering! The fit and flare cut along with the straps made it easy to dance in and classy!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
August 19, 2016
Such a fun dress!
Definitely low cut, but beautiful dress. Tight in the waist so I needed my back up size. I wore a shawl for church. Feels expensive. Got tons of compliments, best for dancing. Wonderful first time rental!
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
August 18, 2016
Wish I could buy this dress.
Very flattering, but does cut pretty low so be prepared for that. Great to dance in! The skirt moves really well
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
August 17, 2016
Best dancin dress!
I have a shorter torso so my only negative was that it didn't sit right on the waist. I was able to shorten up the shoulder straps which made the fit perfect! The dress was comfortable and so fun to twirl and dance in!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 12, 2016
Fun, flattering and comfy
Great dress for a summer wedding. The red color was really fun and the cut of the dress was very flattering and great for spinning on the dance floor. Just enough cleavage. I ordered the 6 with 8 as a backup. The 6 was a little loose in the chest but fine (I'm 32 DD). Not sure if the 4 would have been too tight. Anyway, great dress for tearing up the dance floor!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 9, 2016
Pretty color
Love the idea of this- weird fit for me under the arms and on the side of my breasts- way too loose. Disappointed. Dress is lovely.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Weight: 130lbs
August 8, 2016
Beautiful, sexy & elegant
The dress was beautiful, the length was perfect just right not too long not to short. I have a small waist, and it fit nice and snug. The only downfall for me is, the front of the dress is pretty low cut.. I am 5'4 130lbs and a 34c cup. I believe this dress is a better fit for someone who has a smaller bust or very perky girls.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 3, 2016
Very sexy and fun, but a tight fit!
I really liked this dress -- it was fun, sexy, and I got a ton of compliments from total strangers -- but it wasn't my favorite RTR dress. This was the first time I've had to have another size overnighted to me. I waffled between the 6 and 8 a few times and ultimately decided on the 8, which was th right decision. Though the 6 held my birls in a bit better, the 8 was more comfortable. It's definitely snug around the waist (suck it in, ladies!!), and lower cut than what I'm used to, but it was great for a fancy birthday dinner.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 2, 2016
Sweat stains non existent!
So because this dress is only fitted through the natural waist I was able to order a 6. I am an hourglass/pear so I would have to order an 8 otherwise to accommodate my hips. Received so many compliments. One girl mentioned how it was just the right shade of red and the color she was looking for but couldn't find it! Another guy told my date that I was gorgeous and all though I was a sweaty mess because the ceremony was outside under no shade in 105* NC, I was able to walk in confidence as the dress moved and twirled as I walked. I felt sophisticated, a tad sexy, and like I could rule the world. The fabric is also great quality fabric. I (seriously) believe I was the only one after the ceremony that didn't have sweat marks under the arms throughout the neck and stomach and even on the behind!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
July 31, 2016
Sexy Red Dress
Overall the dress was great. It's a good thing I ordered a size up, as I felt it ran a little small. Additionally, the low plunge was just too much for me as I am a heavily endowed girl. With a cami underneath, the dress was the perfect attire for a summer wedding. Enjoyed dancing the night with my hubby as he spun me around.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
July 31, 2016
Amazing dress!
Too fun to twirl in! It's definitely low cut so be ready for that, but true to size and lots of compliments
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 140lbs
July 31, 2016
Fun dress!
This is not the kind of dress I would typically wear since my waist is not my best feature. But we had a 50's style party so I decided to try this. So glad I did! Such a fun, feminine dress! Size 6 was a bit tight on waist but I wore a waist trainer underneath and it worked perfectly. The dress is very low cut but I found a low-cut bra from Victorias Secret that worked out great. I would definitely recommend this dress.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
July 28, 2016
Was honored to see two of my good friends get married!
The dress is a beautiful color! Received so many compliments on this dress. I have very narrow shoulders but a full bust so the straps on the dress were a little big. Everything else fit perfectly!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
July 25, 2016
So sad this beauty didn't fit.
This dress came as a back up for my first RTR experience. I've been eyeballing it for a little while as I have another wedding coming up, so I was really excited to see that it was being sent to me. Luckily my initial dress fit beautifully, as this backup was so incredibly small that I couldn't zip it past my natural waist. For reference, I'm 44-37-43 and in between a 12 and 14 for everyday wear. The material was (obviously) great quality with zero stretch and the red was a gorgeous, rich color. I would recommend this dress if you have a smaller rib cage/bust size, as I was honestly a little bummed that it didn't fit because it was so pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
July 22, 2016
Fun skirt!
The only reason I gave it a 4/5 was bc of the tight fit on the bust, I am a 36C and the size 6 was tight and 8 was too loose. Even though it was tight around the bust I still had to adjust the shoulder area, using a safety pin. I ended up not wearing a bra. The skirt was really fun to dance in! Would definitely recommend.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
July 22, 2016
Like a Disney princess
It was fabulous the moment I put it on I instantly felt like the bell of the ball
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
July 21, 2016
Great dress for dancing.
I loved this dress, but it is VERY low cut and the rib cage area is tight. I am 5'4" 125 lbs. The dress I originally ordered did not work, so I exchanged last minute at the RTR store. They only had this in a size zero. I was barely able to zip it up (I'm usually a 2/4) but I think the tightness ended up being a good thing because I didn't have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
July 15, 2016
Perfect for a holiday party!
This dress was a perfect choice of a charity holiday party. The color was not a bright red as I was hoping, more of a darker, blue-ish red, but still gorgeous. Runs small, the waist was pretty tight and the top flattened my chest. The low V in the front has a metal V at the base inside the lining, which was weird. While the 6 ran a bit small, the 8 I ordered as a back up was a bit to large and with it being lowcut, I went with the one that fit more snug. Skirt is fun and "swingy". A great party dress!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 15, 2016
LOOOOOOOOOOOVED this dress!
Runs a bit large so I sized down and it was perfect. Very flattering! And the color was beautiful--standout red. Would highly recommend this dress to anyone for a cocktail party or formal event!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
July 10, 2016
For flat-chested girls with a booty
I typically rent empire-waisted dresses so I don't run the risk of a sheath dress not fitting my hips. This dress was surprisingly small up top for how much flare the dress had. If you aren't small-chested, size up or order a different dress. My husband even said to me, "how do you have cleavage? I've never seen that before."
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 8, 2016
Patriotic Welcome Home Dress
I wore this for my husbands homecoming and it was perfect!! It was sexy but still classy. The length was perfect as I didn't want anything too short. Will rent again!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
June 29, 2016
Beautiful dress!
Definitely tight in the waist and looser on top. Very sexy for date night or a friends wedding, used a nude/lace camisole for the cleavage as this was a family wedding with my grandfather at my table. Would recommend fashion tape of no camisole is used for the neckline- I would have worn it "as is" for a dinner with my husband. I felt gorgeous and received a lot of compliments! Runs a bit small- I am an 8-10, wore the 10, would not have minded trying the 12!!!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 26, 2016
This dress was stunning! It fit perfectly and was eye catching!
The zipper was a little hard to pull up, but other than that, the dress was perfect!
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