allison parris

Grand Celebration Dress

$141 to buy
$627 retail
Stylist Notes

Channel Audrey Hepburn in this stunning tulle gown by allison parris.

Also available in white.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (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 fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black tulle (bodice: 100% silk, skirt: 100% nylon tulle). Strapless. Straight neckline. Full skirt with asymmetric hem. Exposed back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in USA.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
November 30, 2014
Just felt like a princess
Fitted through torso. Dress would get caught in heels.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
November 22, 2014
Twirling the night away like a gothic ballerina.
People definitely will compliment you in this dress. I could only get one size and the dress was pretty worn. I left it in the bathroom as others suggested to get the wrinkles out. The boning was sticking out of the bottom of the bodice and poked my boyfriend while dancing. The dress underneath is ridiculously short and tiny. I wore a slip. My boobs were squished in but I could do the zipper by pulling it up and around to close and then adjusting it. I paired this with fishnet thigh highs, Christian Louboutin pumps, opera gloves and pearls my grandmother gave me. Order early for fit and to make sure the dress isn't falling apart or just get something else.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
November 23, 2014
Fit like a glove, felt so beautiful the whole night!
I rented this my works anniversary party, and was a little worried about the fit seeing how everyone said it ran small. I normally wear a 6 in dresses and the 8 fit me perfectly. This dress is so fun and elegant, I recieved compliments all night long! I wish I didn't have to return it!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 3, 2014
Lovely material, runs small
This dress run small. If you have any sort of hips or thighs, size up for sure. I couldn't fit into a size 4, my normal size. Like, I couldn't even zip it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
December 7, 2014
Such a comfortable dress!
I was nervous about ordering a strapless dress as I haven't worn one in years. This dress is so comfortable and the cut is such that I wasn't constantly pulling it up. The 12 was a little large but the 10 was buckling at the zipper. With a strapless bra the 12 was just fine. I received so many compliments at the event, and even had a car stop and yell "love the dress!" at the end of the night. Very unique, very fun, I felt like Sarah Jessica Parker!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 15, 2014
Loved this dress..(so did everyone else!!)
I ordered a size 6 & 8...they looked like two different dresses.!! The size 6 was gorgeous.. the bottom of the dress was very full and had more layers of tulle...the size 8 was flat and the tulle was actually see through and had less layers. I ended up in the 6 which ended up working out. If you decide to rent this one buy a pair of knee length black leggings or wear a slip with it.. Will makes the tulling look even thicker. I loved the dress but wasnt crazy about the back of the dress being so much longer than the front.. Had a few people step on it in the beginning of the night Got a TON of compliments !!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
December 21, 2014
Wore it to a friend's formal wedding and received so many compliments. Definitely a winner..
Great fit.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 1, 2015
I loved love love this dress, I just wish it was in better condition. The bottom was very ratty.
Dress was a bit too long, and appeared to be cut (unevenly with scissors) at the bottom it wasn't too noticeable just annoying. I still love the dress and got compliments all night, it did run small so order up a size!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 2, 2015
Got many compliments on this dress from friends, strangers, and even the bride!
Loved the design of this dress, layer upon layer of tulle and flattering cut. The only thing that prevents me from giving this dress 5 stars is that the back was SUPER long. This has been mentioned in previous reviews, but I thought based on photos from other shorties that the length would be doable. I wore this with 3 inch heels (I'm 5'3"), and the back hem definitely dragged by a good 2-3 inches. Anyway, otherwise an absolutely beautiful dress, worth the rental - but be prepared to wear some really high heels.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
January 4, 2015
Perfect NYE look! Amazing customer service!
Such a fab dress I wish I could keep it! I'm 5'7" and wore the 6R with four inch heels and the length was just right! Typically I am a 4 or 6 -- both were rented when I ordered so I did the 8 which fell off of me. RTR overnighted me a 6 that had been cancelled to my hotel before the NYE party and it fit perfect! No bra needed because the corset ia a thick textured silk. Only thing I recommend is making sure to have time to steam out the skirt -- it takes some time with all of the layers! Amazing dress, compliments all night! Perfect for any formal/ black tie event to have a totally original look that is comfortable and allows you to dance!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
January 7, 2015
Incredibly slimming!
I wore the 0R and it was a tight fit but looked beautiful on - the tulle made the perfect poof on the bottom of the dress. Though I'm sitting here in the photo, it was incredibly slimming, almost Barbie like and I kept receiving compliments on my figure through out the night. Wore to a masquerade ball on NYE.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 8, 2015
The dress fit well on top I am a 34A. The 2 was perfect.
It is a beautiful dress but the bottom tulle does not look as beautiful as it does in the picture. I steamed the bottom which helped but it almost looked like someone has cut the tulle with scissors.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
January 14, 2015
I felt like a celebrity in this gown! I was at a red carpet event and my gown was by far the best!
It fit so perfectly!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 18, 2015
I felt like a princess!!!
I definitely stood out Ina room full of black and even red dresses! I received compliments all night and felt like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City. The dress is true to fit. I'm a 32A and didn't wear a bra. To make it pouffier you have to make sure to fluff all the layers of tulle to get a fuller dress, as it comes packed and flattened. Lalalaloved it!!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
February 7, 2015
Great dress! Both my friend and I rented dresses from RTR. It was easy and the dresses were awesome!
The dresses arrived as scheduled and fit well. I ordered a 8 and 10 because the reviews said it runs small. I usually wear a 6 and the 8 fit perfectly. No bra needed. Very comfortable and fun to dance in. I can't wait to order another dress from RTR.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
February 28, 2015
Super fun!
This dress is big and flouncy and super fun to wear and to dance in. I got tons of compliments. The skirt is very very full so if u don't want to stand out I'd get a different dress. I had a ton of fun wearing it and thought it was super flattering and comfortable
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 2, 2015
Fun and flirty.
Although the long size was not available, the short version worked out better for the event.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 13, 2015
This was overall a great experience! RTR was wonderful to work with and I will certainly do it again
This dress is very fun and striking. It runs pretty small but the back up size was too big. I wore a cropped jacket over it and together they looked perfect! I received many compliments and felt gorgeous!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 24, 2015
This dress was so fun and pretty at the same time. I got a million compliments
Great fit in the bust and the length was perfect. Really an amazing dress
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 24
April 28, 2015
Overnighted two new sizes just in time for the wedding. Thanks RTR!!
I originally order a 4L and a 6L... Neither one even came close to zipping. So this dress runs VERY small. I normally wear a size 4. So I called Rent the Runway on a Friday morning and they overnighted two new sizes by Saturday morning. I got them just in time for the wedding!! And I got SOOO many compliments. I ended up wearing the 8L. It was a little tight in the chest area, so if you are bustier than a size 36 D this dress might not be for you. But other than that I loved this dress! And really appreciate Rent the Runway for working with me and sending me new sizes.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 29, 2015
For slender gals!
I have serious hips and I thought this dress would mask them - but it did the exact opposite. Love the tulle skirt and raw silk bodice, but it was so not flattering!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 4, 2015
Cute dress but runs extremely small
This was sent as an alternative to a different dress I originally rented but they weren't able to send my size. I usually wear a 0 but I couldn't even zip this up. I wore a different dress but the same designer but that one ran extremely large. Recommend this for very petite and small busted ladies. It is a very sweet dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
May 8, 2015
I can't tell you how many compliments I got on this dress. I felt like black swan all night.
Remember to size up! .... I'm obsessed with this dress. I'm a fashion blogger, and I loved the dress so much it inspired its own blog entry. I can't tell you how many people complimented it. It was so fun to dance around in, too, waving the full skirt around. I didn't even steam out the tulle, just wore it tangled, and I prefer it that way. Also FYI, it photographs really well and is very flattering.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
May 24, 2015
Not for full bust ladies or REALLY size up
I rented this dress in an 8 and 10. The 10 was returned damaged so was not available for me. The size 8 was literally 5" short of zipping. I am a 34DDD so just wanted to share for larger busted ladies looking to rent this dress. I usually wear a 6-8, but probably would have needed a 12+ to get this dress zipped. RTR was awesome and sent me two backup dresses for free which fit like a glove and worked out wonderfully.
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
July 7, 2015
Small but beautiful!!
I received this dress and it definitely ran a little small in the hip area. Loved the look of the asymmetrical bodice. But when I had received it there was a tear in the skirt where the tulle is by the zipper, which made it nerve racking to wear since I didn't rip it and I didn't want to add to the damage that was already there when I received it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 24, 2015
Beautiful dress but underlay part was way too small
I rented this dress for a black-tie optional wedding on the water. The top part of the 2R fit perfectly around my small bust and waist. However, there was a body-hugging piece underneath the tulle, that was so tight I couldn't get it over my (relatively) larger butt & hips. There was no indication that there was this underlay piece when I read other reviews. Unfortunately I was not able to wear the dress because I couldn't fit into that part comfortably enough. I would not recommend this for pear shaped girls. The top part looked amazing though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
July 30, 2015
Didn't like
This is way too small and way too short. I asked someone smaller than me to put on the 8 and it didn't fit them either.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 156lbs
August 17, 2015
This dress is unforgettable!
Loved this dress so much! It is true it wrinkles easily- and is hard to straighten--- but it is unforgettable! I hated to take it off and return it! Fits snug, and no need for a bra. Very comfortable and well made.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 27, 2015
Perfect for our formal city view engagement pictures!
This dress photographed beautifully for our engagement pictures! I usually wear a 2 and I ordered a 4 and 6 since I read it ran small. The 6 was too big but the 4 fit perfect! Like others have said, the bodice is tight and doesn't stretch. The dress arrived basically in a ball and the tulle needed to be steamed. I'm glad I changed my rental to 8 days for that reason. It was a lot of fun to wear and I received tons of compliments in person and for my pictures.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
September 3, 2015
It was stunning for our engagement pictures.
The only con was that it runs very small. Especially if your busty! Luckily I order the free second size :) and ended up wearing the 4 instead of the size 2!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 6, 2015
You will feel like a princess!
This dress is unforgettable!!! I wish I owned it. The dress runs slightly small in the hip, mainly because the bodice fabric thru hip has no give. If you order the dress based on your measurements compared to the Allison Parris fit guide, you will be fine. I am usually a size 4, but wore the size 6R. The 6 was slightly loose in bust, but using bra fixed this immediately. I received compliments throughout the night! ,it's a beautiful, unique, fun, flirty dress that you will never forget!! Go for it!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 123lbs
September 6, 2015
Gorgeous dress! I received compliments all night. Runs small. Order up. Tight through hips.
Gorgeous dress! I received compliments all night. Runs small. Definitely order up. The 2L fit on top but the interior sheath was very tight through the hips. I would have been more comfortable in a 4L.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 23, 2015
I felt like SJP. In a room of very fitted sparkly dresses I stood out.
I wore a size larger than I normally would so I could fit a strapless bra on. I was tugging at it to keep it up a bit but better than flat boobs! I'm usually a 6, maybe even a 4. I'm 5'7" 130lbs. And my bust is 36 small B. Also my heels got caught in the back of the dress going up and down the stairs a bit. But I learned to pick up the skirt a bit. Looks great with a statement necklace! Overall it was a great dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
November 11, 2015
Too small for comfort
I sized up on this dress, but since I have a small waist, I didn't think it would be an issue. I could not even zip this dress, and the under slip was sooooo tight! There was zero room for the girls, and I don't have a large chest. I'd recommend sizing up two sizes for this one.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
November 12, 2015
Perfection.
I have nothing but amazing things to say about this beauty! I wore it for our engagement pictures and it was everything I had envisioned --and more. It's fun, classy, and fabulous! It does run a bit small, so I'm glad I went with the 4 as my backup and the slip underneath is pretty snug too. But besides that it was absolutely gorgeous!!!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 13, 2015
Perfect for engagement pictures
Beautiful dress!!! It was perfect for my engagement photo shoot! It fits true to size. I'm 5'2 and length was not an issue. I did however wear 3 inch heels.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 16, 2015
Photo shoot perfection
I rented this for a photo shoot and it was perfect! It runs a bit small in the chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 9, 2015
Great dress!
I wore this to my husband's company Christmas party in Pittsburgh. It's definitely stunning. It runs small - the bodice is tight and I'm not big chested. Very flattering though, and I'm 5'7" and wore the long well. Definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 35
December 15, 2015
Beautiful and fun. Definitely a head turner with the volume in the skirt and train!
I'm typically a 4 and couldn't zip it- luckily got the 6 and it was perfect. Needed a slip underneath as the tule is pretty much the only coverage you have on the bottom and I felt drafty without nylons
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
January 4, 2016
I felt like a princess!
I absolutely loved this dress! It was for a formal wedding on New Years Eve. I got so many compliments! It did run really tight though on the top. It fits like a corset. It is supposed to be tight so you won't be pulling it up all night. So if you are busty, I suggest sizing up a size or two. I am normally a size 2 in dresses. And a 34C so I had to go with the size 6 and it was still tight on top. But the length was perfect! I am 5/3 and the regular was great! I would definitely rent this dress again! Thank you RTR!
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