allison parris

Float On Dress

$40 rental
$335 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Feel light as air in this too cute style by allison parris. You'll glide through that outdoor party! Make it shine with Slate & Willow Accessories’ Dripping Arbor Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Blue cotton (100% cotton). Sleeveless with adjustable straps. Scoop neckline with low back. Full skirt with high-low hem. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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143 reviews

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Small 5
True to Size 64
Large 41
Photos 91
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

Classic cut with a modern twist!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This dress was so cute and comfortable - perfect for my engagement photos! The color is soft and lovely. I really had no complaints about this dress at all. I have a very small waist compared to the rest of my body and ended up sizing down from my normal 6 to a 4 to get that fit-and-flare silhouette. I would definitely rent this one again.
Evy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118 lbs
Jun 21, 2015

Perfect for a summer wedding!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress! Got so many compliments. Only issue was that I ordered a size 2 and 4 expecting to wear the size 4. Unfortunately, the strap was broken on the size 4 and being held together by a safety pin! (Not cool RTR!) luckily, the size 2 fit best so everything worked out. I sill love you RTR but maybe keep an eye out for ripped dresses<3
LouAnn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 8, 2015

Good cut, pretty color

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was the second dress that I have rented from Rent the Runway. I wore it to a wedding in Long Island over 4th of July weekend. Upon receiving the dress, I realized the fabric was much less lush than I expected- it feels like pure cotton. Nonetheless, I loved the cut and thought the color was perfect for a summer wedding. One thing worth mentioning is that there is no give in the material. The 4 fit perfectly at the beginning of the night, but towards the end (after dinner and cake) it was a little more snug. Overall, I liked the dress and would recommend it for a casual wedding/event.
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 19, 2015

Pretty and sweet! Perfect for my graduation.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Loved how sweet the dress looked, especially with the backless back detail. Runs large, so I wound up wearing the 2. I for sure recommend fashion tape to hold up the straps/make the front a little tighter.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 20, 2015

Eye-catching dress!!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Date
I couldn't believe how many compliments I received throughout the night! The exposed back was a head turner, but with that came the issue of the straps constantly falling. Other than that the dress fit well and felt good on. Great one-time dress for a date night with hubby.!
Caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 18, 2015

Prefect amount of back to feel beautiful

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I went down a size to have it sung in the chest. The conservative neckline and length made the open back sexy and not trashy. It also made me keep my shoulders back, bonus - good posture. I wore it to an outdoor day wedding with a sunhat. It was perfect! I felt beautiful!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Jun 17, 2015

I loved this dress! It was perfect for a summer wedding!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Wedding
It fit perfectly, and I was able to wear backless/adhesive bra. I loved the low back and received many compliments on it! The light gold zipper in the back made it perfect to pair gold shoes and accessories with it! I would definitely rent this again!
Yara
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 16, 2015

Awesome dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great fit, the straps actually managed to stay up all night.
Jess
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 10, 2015

My family went to Encinitas, CA for vacation, and went to the most lovely beach side restaurant

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
Wore this dress to an Easter brunch on the beach in Southern California and with strappy sandals and a jean jacket, it worked perfectly. It would also work really well for a more casual wedding or a summer date. I loved it!
A.M.
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 9, 2015

Feminine and Fun!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a rehearsal dinner. It's a very sweet dress. Very comfortable, but double-sided tape is a must. The skirt is fuller than I anticipated, but still flattering.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
May 24, 2015

I absolutely loved this dress! It made me feel beautiful and chic and the back was incredible!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Other
This dress was beautiful! The color was a light but vibrant blue that popped in a spectacular way. The low back was gorgeous and I got numerous compliments throughout the evening! I ordered this dress for my college gradation, and I loved it so much, that I wore it AGAIN to go to dinner the next night! The dress did run a little large because of the less supportive back (I wore a 0 where I usually wear a 2) The straps do tend to move around (especially when you are sitting down) but if I sat up/stood up straight, I didn't have much of an issue (actually it was great for my posture) :) However, if you're worried about the straps, fashion tape would definitely do the trick to hold them in place!
Sydney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
May 23, 2015

Fun and Feminine

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for a spring wedding with an outdoor reception! It was a last minute pick when the dress I ordered ended up being damaged but I was very happy with it and RTR was great with helping me find a new dress ASAP! I received so many compliments and was very comfortable all night! Keep in mind the low back so you can't wear a bra, I got a stick on one and it worked perfectly!
Sami
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Pear
May 20, 2015

Not the best fit. Great color.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit fine around the waist but is probably best suited for a bustier girl. The smaller size 2 would have fit better but the strap was breaking. The size 4 strap was also broken so I had to work with it. Not very happy with this order.
Sarah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122 lbs
May 18, 2015

This is a beautiful dress-not the thickest material-so posture and good undergarments are a must

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Wedding
Great dress but it is definitely not a dress where you forget you are wearing it
Heidi
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
May 17, 2015

I received SO many compliments on this dress! It was super comfortable and cute! I loved wearing it!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Wedding
I read the reviews so I came prepared and used the double sided fashion tape to secure the straps in the front and had NO problem with them! I usually wear a 4 but the 2 fit my chest and waist better.
candace
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
May 11, 2015

This dress was really comfortable and flattering.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great for a spring/summer wedding.
Allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
May 6, 2015

Gorgeous dress for Derby Day!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ordered the 8 and the 6 for this Derby Day party and ended up going with the 6. I have a small chest and though it was a bit tight in the waist, it proved to be the better choice as far as keeping the girls in check (especially since I didn't have any double sided tape - yikes). It was a perfect fit and didn't show any um, cold spells, that I might have felt. I accented it with a black belt and bright pink shoes (not pictured). I had the straps as tight as they could be, comfortably and didn't have any issues with the straps falling down even when dancing! I felt very sexy in this backless dress, while also being appropriately dressed for a party that requires a hat!
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 21, 2015

Perfect for an outdoor wedding

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
Ugh I LOVED this dress. Wish I could keep it. So cute and flattering. Cannot wear a bra and yes, the straps fall down a bit. But not enough to bother me- especially with some fashion tape. Wore this with light brown wedges and pearls. I would definitely rent again- it was worth it.
Christine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 20, 2015

Feminine and Flirty

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress runs slightly large and even with the size 0 I had to wear cups to fill out the top. The straps are definitely an issue I tightened them all the way and they still wouldn't stay put. I loved the overall look and the back of the dress is incredible. I would definitely rent again but next time will have some tape for the straps.
LiLynne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148 lbs
Apr 19, 2015

Definitely needs some taping!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Wedding
The overall fit was rather large and I think having a larger bust would have helped, but not too large because you can't wear a bra. I didn't think this was the most flattering, but it does get uniqueness points. I still received compliments, but I do have to say this wasn't my favorite rental to date.
Adri
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124 lbs
Apr 16, 2015

Fun Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I really want to love this dress, but like others commented, the straps are a little too long. Very true to size every where else. I used a lot of Hollywood tape. It was still fun to wear to dinner with my husband and I got wonderful compliments.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 13, 2015

Overall beautiful dress!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Wedding
I rented the sizes 4 and 6, and had the dresses delivered one day before my event which was an afternoon wedding. The fit of the 4 was much better than the 6, however, I noticed slight fraying on one of the straps. RTR's customer service was excellent and had another size 4 rush delivered by noon the next day, just in time for the wedding. I highly recommend this dress for a spring or summer event, it was absolutely lovely.
Belinda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 2, 2015

The back was very unique

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Party
Like the other reviews said the straps were very difficult to stay up. I loved the back but I was not able to zip it al the way up in either the 8 or 10 (but I have a large back). Over all a perfect dress for a bridal shower or outdoor wedding.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 31, 2015

Perfectly Sweet Bridal Shower Dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I absolutely LOVED this dress for my bridal shower. The fit and style were adorable, and the skirt has a little tulle in it to make it flare out a bit, which made it just a little bit fancier than a typical sundress. I agree with the other reviews that the straps are a little bit of an issue. They tended to fall down even when I tightened them, so I ended up using some fashion tape and it stayed put a bit better.
Mariel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Mar 22, 2015

I was told i look like a cute little housewife!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
Definitely kind of hard to wear as the backless cut offers no support for the straps. I used a lot of fashion tape. I had a lot of fun with it though and it was perfect for my afternoon backyard bridal shower. I was bummed I didn't get my little bonus gift that I always get with my rentals! Also, the strap of the size 4 dress was torn and almost completely apart. If I had not noticed it and stitched it up myself the strap definitely would have ripped at my arty
JoAnna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 1, 2015

This dress was adorable!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
This dress was a very cute dress to wear while vacationing in San Diego. The one down-side was that the straps were a little long even though they were adjustable. Otherwise, the dress runs true to size.
Meghan
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 12, 2014

The back!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The fabric was light, almost like a cross between a linen and canvas, but it was high quality and lined. I typically wear a size 2 and wore a size 0 in this dress not because it was a large fit, but more to get the bust to fit without wearing a bra (A cup). Overall it was a delightful departure from many of the cookie-cutter dresses worn to weddings, and I received compliments from women of all ages all night long. If you're a bustier lady then I think the dress would fit true-to-size, if not then I'd recommend sizing down. I loved it!
Alisha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 7, 2014

Light and fun

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to one of my friend's wedding this summer. I loved the fullness of the skirt and the pattern on the dress. It does run slightly large on the top. If you have a smaller bust, definitely order a size down. The straps do slide down at times, but I found standing up straight/good posture, avoided them from falling down.
Jade
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
May 26, 2014

Adorable dress with some fit issues

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I thought this dress would be absolutely perfect for my engagement photos and was so disappointed when RTR didn't have my size available. I took a gamble and ordered the bigger size 10, having seen reviews of other Allison Parris dresses claiming they ran small. The 10 arrived and was much too big- I probably should have gambled on the smaller size 6 instead. HOWEVER, thanks to the construction of this dress with the pleats and poofy skirt, I was able to fold and pin the front at the waistband in a way that blended just fine. There were still some fit issues with the bust and straps- I had to keep pulling the straps up into place, which was fine for a photoshoot but would have been annoying at a party or event. The straps are adjustable and I had them pulled as short as they would go. The adjuster kept slipping down, so I had to fiddle with that repeatedly as well. With all of that said, this dress was super adorable, I felt fun and flirty, with lots of compliments from people passing by. (Photo cred Elmer Escobar)
Max
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

Pretty & Comfortable!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to an outdoor wedding at an Apple Orchard & Farm upstate. It was perfect. Since it wasn't fitted all over, it was comfortable to eat and drink and not worry about a tummy showing! The open back gave it just the right amount of sexy even though it's more of a "pretty" and "sweet" dress.
Brienne
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Nov 15, 2014

Even the bride complimented me!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The straps were not a problem for me. I added the belt to accentuate the waist since it was not as form fitting at the top as I like. I had to use tape for the girls but it was fine because the fabric is not thin enough that any folds or weird textures showed through. Comfy and the back was super sexy!
Jenny
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

Adorable dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to a meet&greet a couple of days before my wedding, then again in a casual photo shoot. It's super cute from the front, then low in the back to keep it sexy. I did feel like was a little big, especially in the bust, but it was still so adorable and fun to wear. I wish I owned this dress!
Anna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 14, 2014

This was the perfect look for an early fall bridal shower.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is adorable. The straps are adjustable but don't stay exactly put. It works better for someone with a larger bust or ribcage, or I would order a size down.
Vanessa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 10, 2014

Gorgeous dress but the straps are an issue

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I LOVED this dress. It fit perfectly and I got a bunch of compliments at a wedding I wore it to. The straps are an issue though--be careful dancing in this dress because as soon as you bend over of forget your posture they're coming off. Also, one of the straps on my dress broke within an hour of putting it on so I had to wear my fiance's jacket all night. I would rent this dress again but wear lots of double sided tape and make sure the straps weren't worn out before wearing it.
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

feminine and flirty

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress for a friend's May wedding. I was a little apprehensive about the dress- as you cannot wear a bra and the top is loose fitting. I remedied the solution with some doublesided dress tape- I tried wearing a backless bra, but the top is too low cut and the cups would peep out. I still felt that the dress was precarious, and I worried about giving all the guests a peep show on the dance floor. For that reason I would not rent the dress again. Overall the dress is very fun and feminine- with an unexpected sexiness when you turn around and see a completely open back. I paired the dress with royal blue heals- I felt the pastels of the dress needed some contrast- and it turned out really well.
Scandia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 31, 2014

Felt like Alice in Wonderland!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was a hit at the wedding I received a lot of complements but like all the other reviews have said you will need fashion tape and patience with this one! It's not exactly "comfortable" and as far as wearing it to a wedding I probably should have reconsidered since the fashion tape fell apart by the end of the night with all the dancing around and I found myself pulling the straps up and lifting the bust area. It runs true to size I'm typically between a 4-6 and they both fit I ended up going with the tighter fit.The ribcage is tight. If you have broad shoulders and back (which I do) it will fit you a little better but you'll still need to work with it. Regardless, it was a beautiful dress my boyfriend found it stunning and the tulle underneath is a great bonus! Thanks RTR!
katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 2, 2014

Comfortable and cool!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this for a very hot summer wedding- it was the perfect choice. I got tons of compliments. I have a full bust and was able to go sans bra- this has never happened before! The low back was sexy and I had no trouble with the straps except when slouching (which I shouldn't have been doing anyways) I was sad to send it back!
Erin
Usually wears: 2
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 27, 2014

Comfortable and cute

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress for a laid back summer wedding. I got this in a size 2 wanted the backup in a size 4 but it wasn't available so took a chance glad I did! The only thing I thought was weird was the zipper didn't have a hook and eye closure at the top. Very happy overall and would rent again
Jamie
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 27, 2014

Loved the dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Glad that the straps were adjustable, because they were definitely too big at first, and I felt like I didn't have enough support. For larger chested women, definitely wear a backless bra (Madienform has a great one on amazon)--especially if you are going to be breaking it down on the dance floor :)
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 13, 2014

Classy little number! The straps are not a dealbreaker!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress as a recommendation from a RTR stylist for a Marie Antoinette-themed bridal shower. It was perfect for the occasion and I could not have asked for better customer service from Madison! Clearly, as the rest of the reviews say, the straps do not stay upright at all. Also, if you have a bigger chest (I am a 36D), then you will be holding them in for most of the night. However, this was only a problem when I was sitting down or hunched over..... aka, this dress actually helps you remember to practice good posture! Either way, the straps issue is not a deal breaker, especially because this dress is darling, elegant, and the open back is to die for.
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