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, AV Max Signature Cuff Set 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.

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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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420 reviews
Fit
Large36
True to Size214
Small34
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 10, 2016
So flattering!
This dress was the perfect shade of red and extremely flattering! I was worried about it being a little tight on my chest and I ordered the size up for that reason, glad I did! Otherwise this dress is very comfortable and easy to dance in.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
February 9, 2016
Perfect for dancing!
I love this dress! I was so sad to send it back. The color is more of a cranberry than a bright red but is still gorgeous. It fits very true to size and was perfect for a winter wedding. I received so many compliments on it!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 8, 2016
Great dress for a DC embassy celebration. It is a little longer in front than in back.
Dress is a little longer in front than in back with a nice deep v neck. Very flouncy and a little on the short side for a tall girl but not too risque. Very cute and classy.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
February 8, 2016
Comfortable!
Great dress! It was extremely comfortable and I love the heavier material but, I found myself checking on the deep V all night to make sure the girls were secure. I would highly recommend some fashion tape for the top.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 7, 2016
GORGEOUS red dress; so flattering on all body types with the flared skirt.
Runs a bit large. Fabric is slightly shimmery. Conservative length.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Age: 16
February 7, 2016
Super comfy and got so many compliments!
Perfect in so many levels! Dont wanna give it back!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
February 2, 2016
Beautiful dress
A great fit around the waist but a little strange in the ta-ta region, as in it squished them midway so it at times looked like quadro-boobs. All in all, this dress was a great mix of class and sass.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
February 1, 2016
I had an amazing time, I did not flash anyone!
I did not wear a bra, or fashion tape and the dress stayed exactly where it was supposed to. The dress has wiring on the low cut of the dress. It made it stay in place and not open up. The color was not an orange red but a deep red. It looked beautiful and made my body look stunning. This dress will not disappoint, I promise.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
January 30, 2016
This was my first order loved that they were wrapped up and ready to be worn!
LOVED THE DRESS! Both dresses fit but i went with the 8 because the top portion was a little tight with the 6. Does show a lot cleavage the fabric is great for dancing not hot and when you twirl the dress flows! True to size!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
January 19, 2016
Beautiful!
My daughter rented this for a Christmas event and it was fabulous! Very flattering...she wanted to keep it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 24
January 18, 2016
Got so many compliments! I was told I looked very old hollywood which is what I was going for!
Fits great, not too much cleavage - fits and flares in all the right spots.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 100lbs
January 17, 2016
Great for dancing!
The dress is beautiful, though more of a cranberry color than bright red as the model photo shows (which I'd already gathered from the other reviews). It was slightly too big for me around the arms, which I was expecting since I am usually closer to a 00, but was easily fixed with a few stitches around the shoulders. Perfect dress to wear to a family wedding!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
January 17, 2016
Lovely dress!
The dress fits very well and I received a lot of compliments. It is a bit more plunging than most dresses I would wear but it stays in place well and I didn't have any problems. I rented a 2 and a 0...the 2 fit everywhere except the straps were too long so if you are an A, keep that in mind. Overall, a really great dress for a formal occassion!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 17, 2016
Better for gals with long torsos
The straps in this were not good for someone who is petite and relatively large-chested. The gaping of the straps was unflattering and could not be temporarily fixed with tape or pins. The style was cute, but not good for my body type.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
January 15, 2016
Great fit, lots of compliments!
Fit wonderfully and got tons of compliments the entire night. The color is spectacular and the neckline allows for a nice amount of cleavage. The material is definitely not stretchy so after a few appetizers I was definitely feeling some pushback from the dress. But overall I couldn't have been happier with this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
January 13, 2016
Beautiful dress - Classy and Sexy!
This dress was perfect for our NYE fancy dinner and dancing event. The fit was pretty good - I did get some excess material right above my butt, since I have a short torso, but it was not super noticeable except to me. There is boning in the chest but only in the v-shape - it helps that shape be maintained but doesnt lift or support you. Overall I wore the smaller size to really nip in the waist and try to avoid that excess material problem. The skirt is awesome - like a full circle skirt, great for dancing! I wish I could keep this dress!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Weight: 170lbs
January 12, 2016
Loved the color, perfect for a New Years wedding. The dress was extremely comfortable, too!!
Loved the fit. Length was perfect & the zipper all the way down the back was a fun little detail! It does definitely show some cleavage so you should be comfortable showing a little skin! I wore an adhesive bra just because I wanted that extra umph and that way I could position the clasp so that it wouldn't show; I'm sure a regular bra would have worked, too--just my personal preference. I got many compliments on it! It was easy to dance in & made my night even better!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
January 12, 2016
Loved the color. And it fit perfectly.
The only major con, was that it was suuuper low-cut. I felt a bit exposed! Definitely a tough dress for the full-chested to pull off.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 23
January 11, 2016
The dress fit perfectly! It was also very flowy and flared out well.
The length is nice and modest, though the bust is very low. To fix this I wore a black camisole underneath. Everything else about the dress fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
January 11, 2016
Worn for a semi-formal charity function.
This dress was pretty big at the top, but fortunately there is a wire in the v portion of the neckline that holds it in place. Otherwise, I would have been in trouble. I am a 34 DD, so I am not used to having the problem of things fitting loosely on top. Due to my long torso, the waist actually fell closer to the top of my ribs than my waist. If I had gone down a size, it would have been too tight around my rib cage and the dress probably wouldn't have zipped even though it would have fit better up top. Even though there was a lot of extra fabric at the top (especially under my arms), the dress stayed in place well enough that I didn't have to worry about my breasts sliding out. I tried double sided tape to hold it in place, but every time I taped it down, it made the dress gap somewhere else so I just went with it and hoped for the best. All in all, I loved the dress. I just wish it fit me a bit better at the top.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 8, 2016
Perfect fit; fabulous color!
I wore this dress to a wedding and received so many compliments. I am pretty busty but took the risk and the dress fit great without looking too over the top. pros: thick fabric, great color, doesn't wrinkle Cons: couldn't wear a standard bra because the low cut in the front
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 114lbs
January 6, 2016
SO flattering! Very sexy super low cut in the front but not overdone. LOVED it.
Fit very true to size and not terribly long on me. I'm only 5'4". I'm short waisted so I had to add a little in the boob area to keep the straps in place. Exposed zipper in the back let me dress it down for a night out in the cold.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 5, 2016
Reviewing for a friend with a smaller frame on top
Fit through the waist and hips was good, but didn't have enough on top to fill it out. Couldn't be worn with a bra in my case.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
January 4, 2016
sexy and fun
I actually didn't end up wearing this dress because I got it and another one for a wedding and both were beautiful, but this was red and low cut and a little less appropriate for the situation. Still, absolutely beautiful and flattering. I normally wear a 8 and if anything dresses are tight in my bust or bum, but I could have worn the 6 too. It depends on how you want it to fit. In the six, it was a tighter in the rib cage and really emphasized the breasts, but I am a size D so both sizes did. The 8 was a little more classy, so if you are between sizes... consider this. the skirt came out right above my love handles... so that was nice and made me look thinner too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 4, 2016
Beautiful neckline! Compliments all night!
I got this dress for NYE. The size 2 was way to tight in the chest. The 4 was pretty tight as well, but I think it needed to be tight to provide more cleavage. Great red color! Got soooo many compliments. I felt beautiful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
January 4, 2016
Favorite dress ever
The fit is true to size and very flattering. I was able to wear a normal bra, just chose one that is a push up style with a dropped band. Despite being super low, overall I felt very secured and comfortable. The color is slightly more one the red wine side as compared to the bright red of the model picture, and even more beautiful in real life. It was the perfect dress for New Years Eve, and I hope I'll get a chance to rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
January 4, 2016
This sexy number kept my SO's eyes all on me throughout my birthday dinner and evening events.
I loved the way this dress fit. I didn't even need garment tape because the boning in the plunging neckline kept the shoulder straps in place. I'm not going to mince words - I rented this dress for the sex appeal and I'm happy to report that I got what I paid for. ;) The skirt flairs in a flattering way if you're looking to hide some lady-pouch. It also has a nice vintage look that got a few "can you just give me a twirl" comments. I would highly recommend this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 4, 2016
A little tight in the bodice but a beautiful dress!
I've typically worn an 8 when ordering RTR but I sized up per the suggestions in the reviews. The 8 really squished my chest and was not flattering at all. The 10 looked better but there was extra fabric near the armpit that kind of flared out. I wound up pinning them down into a faux pleat to make up for that and you couldn't even tell! The dress was really pretty on but I definitely felt like I was tugging it down a lot to get rid of wrinkles. Not my favorite RTR but it was still a big hit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 40
January 3, 2016
Perfect for a NYE concert!
Read the previous reviews - they're all correct. This was VERY snug around the middle and chest; you can tell how tight it is around my bust in the photo and I'm only a 34A! But, oddly, the shoulders were much looser so I don't know that going up to a size would have helped - the shoulders would have been way too big. The length was good - sexy without being revealing. That said, I did wear this to a concert where I danced a lot so I did wear black boyshort bottoms underneath for those fabulous turns...
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
January 3, 2016
An Absolutely Perfect Dress!!
This dress fit very well! I felt like it was made for me! The top was a little bit big, but I wasn't surprised because I don't typically fill out tops anyway, and most of the reviews said the top was a little loose. It's true to size for the waist. If you have a small bra size like me, you don't need to go down a size, just buy some padding! I got a backless/adhesive U-Plunge bra from Victoria's Secret and it completely solved all of my problems! The dress didn't even move around or gap to where you could see the bra. That specific bra also has an adhesive on the padding of the bra, so I actually got to have a little bit of cleavage! I am somewhat tall and have more legs than a torso, but the length was perfect. The fabric felt very high quality and the dress kept it's shape the entire night. It was incredibly comfortable. It is also super fun to dance in! I wish I could buy this dress and keep it forever! I paired it with nude heels, pearl earrings and a dainty golden necklace. I got tons of compliments all night! Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 2, 2016
I wore this dress for New Years Eve and it was definitely eye-catching!
The red is a beautiful deep berry color. The skirt is full, which was fun for dancing. I definitely felt sexy and stood out from all the little black dresses. The top is a little funny, it puckered out around the arm holes and squished my chest. I didn't wear a bra, but I did feel like I had to keep adjusting the ladies! There is zero give to the waist, which is why I went with the 6 instead of my backup size 4 (which arrived with burn holes it the skirt anyway! Customer service was really helpful in this matter). Overall I would recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 29, 2015
This dress is simply stunning. My boyfriend loved it so much, he wanted to buy it for me!
This dress fitted like a glove, I DID have to keep shifting the breast area to avoid a wardrobe malfunction, so I suggest you get double sided tape.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 25, 2015
It was not unforgettable
It's a beautiful dress and the color is gorgeous but I have wide hips and the stitch in the middle made me look bloated or pregnant. Sadly I rented the dress to wear for Christmas but never wore it and sending it back right away
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
December 25, 2015
Perfect Christmas Red Dress
Gorgeous dress! I wore this with one of those sticky bra things, was very helpful, as you can't really wear a regular bra with it. Accentuated my waist really nicely. The dress is a bit darker in person than on the model, which was a nice surprise. Wasn't so much fire engine red, more of a berry red.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Age: 42
December 19, 2015
Va Va Va Voom!
Wow! What a dress! I've never worn something so revealing, but it was a hit! I received compliments all night, especially from my husband. I wore this to a Christmas dance party. Amazing twirl! It's very snug around the waist and ribcage, but the straps are quite loose. I'm glad I wore the size 2. I'm a 30 D and the 4 wold have been too large in the bust. I spent about 30 minutes getting my NuBra in the right place, but it was worth it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 17, 2015
Twirl.
I really loved this dress I had seen it last year around Christmas and knew I wanted it for my Christmas party this year. It was low cut but because of the way the straps were you could wear a normal bra. The straps were a bit large and bra straps had to be pinned in to not show, this might have just been a fit issue. I would recommend this, it was a great dress to twirl in, I just wish it had pockets!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 15, 2015
Beautiful color, amazing twirly skirt!
I usually wear a zero or XS in tops/dresses. This dress fit perfectly! The front was a little low cut but I got over it lol. I really wanted to wear my regular bra but I did feel like stick ons would have been more discreet. The length was perfect too! I got a million compliments :)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 14, 2015
Absolutely beautiful! But...
I really did love this dress, and when I first tried it on everything fit perfectly. But there ended up being **way** too much cleavage. I was getting extremely self-conscious about it and I ended up putting a sweater on halfway through the night because I was so so so self-conscious about it. Perhaps that's just me, but va-va-va-voom. It had not been for a work holiday party I may have felt differently and embraced it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 14, 2015
The color of the dress popped out among a sea of black dresses... Not to mention the "neckline" :)
The dress fit perfectly. There was little extra room in the top but it worked. It was very comfortable and allowed for plenty of dancing. I was a little concerned about chest views from different angles but it wasn't a problem. I received so many compliments throughout the night and I was glad that I didn't play it safe with a black sparkly red.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
December 12, 2015
This dress was great!
This dress was great! Definitely shows off your chest. I tried on the 10 to see if it would help with the chest, but it had some wiring in it so I wouldn't be able to use fabric tape. Ended up wearing the 8 and received many compliments.
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