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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428 reviews
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Large
(6)
True to Size
(138)
Small
(193)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 12, 2017
This was literally my favorite dress ever.
I wanted to purchase this dress so bad I could not stand it. It was fabulous. The fit was perfect. I felt like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
August 28, 2017
perfect
perfect
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
July 17, 2017
So pretty!
this dress is so pretty! Most reviews said that this runs small, so I notched it up a size. I am very wary of strapless dresses because i look terrible in them. However, the top of this dress is made very well, and it stays put. Make sure you have a steamer on hand to floof out the skirt
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 23, 2017
I love the princess nature of this dress - tulle and all!
Beware that this designer tends to run a bit small...beautiful and fun princess dress!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
April 21, 2017
LOVED IT!! Fancy with a little edge!
Ok, I loved this dress!! However, the 0R was the size I needed, but the zipper was damaged on arrival. It would not stay up. So, I wore the 2R, which worked, but I had to pull it up most of the evening. It still looked great and I had TONS of compliments on this! It really stood out. Definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 13, 2017
Compliments all night, very fun and Carrie Bradshaw-esque.
Fits bust very well... tulle in the back kept getting caught in my heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 8, 2017
Love this dress! It was so comfortable and got a ton of compliments.
The 4 was too tight but the 6 fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 15, 2017
Beautiful!
Rented this for our engagement photos. I'm 5'2", 32B, the chest runs a little big so I had to add push-up to it, it does not give at the chest due to the nature of the fabric. However, it worked out in the end. Compliments galore! I felt beautiful. It was definitely a head turner.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 13, 2017
Extremely small and fitted
I really wanted to love this dress, it had a gorgeous shape and flow to it. I am 5'0" tall with curvy hips and literally could not fit this dress over my hips to zip it up. I tried a 2R and 4R and couldn't zip up either of them. Even if I had sized up on the dress I don't know if it would have fit my bust-- in order for it to have been big enough to zip up over my hips it would have been way too large for my chest area. So disappointing but would work well with less curvy shapes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 13, 2017
Perfect Pirate Mardi Gras Gown!!
I fell in love with this dress for a pirate themed Mardi Gras ball. It definitely runs very small, I usually fit comfortably into a size 2 but this size 4 was quite tight in the chest and hip area. That being said I had an incredible night dancing in it and received compliments galore. It was just nice to breathe again when I took it off.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 118lbs
February 28, 2017
I got more compliments than I could count on this dress.. everyone loved it, it was wicked comfy&fun
The chest of the dress was restricting so it might not be as comfortable if you have a chest, I have minimal so it fit just fine! It was easy to move around in, the length was also perfect and I'm about 5'1. Highly recommend!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
February 27, 2017
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding, so I loved that this dress was elegant but fun.
This dress was elegant and pretty much as shown. The silk top and toile bottom was beautiful together. It is also fitted at the waist so the dress stays up well. Is however tight in top and bodice for this reason.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
February 23, 2017
Everyone complimented me on this dress. Very cute and very fun! The bride even said she wanted to bo
I loved the fit and the dress was super comfortable. The tulle is not too much, it looks really great on!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
February 17, 2017
Felt like a Princess!
Wore this for the Younique Convention and it was a total hit! I received so many compliments. I ordered the 4R with the 6R as the backup and thankfully so. I ended up wearing the 6R because I could breathe better in it. Felt like a Princess all night long!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 15, 2017
If only....
I was so excited when I pulled this dress out. I put it on, zipped it up, then started to try and wiggle the dress into place. The top fit perfectly. As you can see in the picture, the bottom part of the dress didn't fit at all! It's like it couldn't settle in, and it bunched up and down in the back. I don't know if it needed some serious steaming or what. This is the 6 in the photo and I am definitely pear shaped so maybe that was the problem!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
February 5, 2017
Loved this dress!!
This is a beautiful dress! I loved all the layers. It does run small. I felt like a princess!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
January 19, 2017
We used this dress for a personal branding photo shoot.
Our creative director had a vision and this dress nailed it. It was perfect. It was a 4 hour shoot and I have a big chest I can never wear a strapless dress without pulling and tugging at it every two seconds, not with this dress. Stayed in place the whole time! Fit like a glove. This dress is fun and so versatile, you can do so many things with it. Tons of choices with accessories and shoes, its the perfect black canvas! ENJOY! Side effects may include, feeling powerful, amazing and unstoppable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 16, 2017
My Cinderella Birthday
I wore this flirty number for my birthday night out on the town. I paired it with the Helmut Lang tuxedo blazer to add masculinity to a very feminine dress. Overall, I was happy with the look. Some things to note - I thought the dress ran small. In all my other rentals, I have worn a size zero, or zero petite. This dress, I wore the 2R. The bodice felt fine (I'm a size 32B), but the inner skirt was tight around my hips. It would probably work best on someone who was straight and narrow. Also, I would recommend hanging it up for the night, and steaming it if possible before wearing. The tulle is very wrinkled upon arrival. All in all, it was a fun way to celebrate my birthday.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 5, 2017
Really beautiful for a formal wedding
I loved this dress, and it fit well! I didn't wear a bra with it, since it's a strapless dress and strapless bras never stay up on me. The dress accommodated for this in the afternoon, but after two hours of wedding and cocktails and two hours of dinner and dancing, it had some give and wasn't holding me up as well. It was really beautiful, but I probably wouldn't rent it again without more support built-in.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
January 4, 2017
Such a beautiful wedding with beautiful people!
Dress runs really small. It is also somewhat constricting on the top portion of the dress. I had to wear my jacket to dance at the wedding to avoid coming out of it.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 46
January 4, 2017
gorgeous dress - felt like a ballerina princess!
I wore a small, knitted bolero over the dress just for a bit of warmth on a New Year's Eve in Kansas. The tulle is beautiful and very princessy! I felt really wonderful in the dress and would recommend it to anyone!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
December 26, 2016
pairing it with bright red shoes!
very fitted corset bodice, tight to the ribs. skirt is messy but so much fun!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
December 22, 2016
I am sad this did not work for me.
I am short waisted 5 ft 9 in , 149 lbs, 34 B bra. The size 6 was too small , the size 8 was too big. The back bunched up due to my curvy hips/butt :( and overall made me look frumpy. I think a sheath would be much more flattering for me.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
December 21, 2016
ballerina dress
The dress I wore arrived in perfect condition which was lucky because the extra size I had delivered was in terrible shape and the skirt needed steaming. It was a fun dress for the night!
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 19, 2016
Unique and princess like
I have to admit, when I first tried it on I thought the uneven stitch on the waistline was an error so at first I was upset. Then I went back and looked at the picture of the model and it is meant to be there. Once I let that go, I loved the dress! I was the only one in that style when everyone wore short body-cons or sequins. I got several compliments and felt stunning in the fairytale dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
December 19, 2016
Dress was too small
Could not zip dress
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Age: 39
December 18, 2016
I received so many compliments all night long. I truly felt like a princess in this dress!
The dress definitely runs small so size up at least one size. I am 5'7 and wore 4 inch heels and the regular length was plenty long enough. Make sure you have time to leave the dress hanging overnight and separate the tulle for a fuller and nicer look. Great dress for a formal event!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
December 13, 2016
I felt SO flippin' fancy in this dress! It was fun and fabulous and I felt like a princess!
Fit: I'm 5'2" on a good day, 36D chest, and normally wear a solid size 6 pants. The size 8 I ordered definitely wasn't zipping up past the ladies, so the size 10 it was! It was a little big in the chest, but I used double sided fashion tape to help keep it up. I wish the bodice hadn't bunched up so easily, but I'm short, so ya know, that happens. Overall: Uh, yeah, I LOVED this dress! SO SO MUCH! I got compliments all night on it, including being told it was the right amount of boob. And anybody with big boobs knows how much that means! I paired it with sequined high-top sneakers which kept it from being *too* fancy and more flirty/fun...but with just sneakers on it was a little long at the back; nothing horrible...it may have been a problem if I was up dancing all night, but it was a company holiday party, so just talking/mingling (in which case I gathered the bottom) or sitting to eat. Bonus: You can wear regular underwear and not have to worry about lines! Woo! After a full night of wearing it I suppose the boning in the bodice was a little uncomfortable, but I didn't notice until I was home and done for the evening. I wish I could wear it for every event EVER!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 13, 2016
Runs a bit small
Loved this dress, the top is a bit snug but I was still able to fit in my size.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 12, 2016
Wore this to a formal company Christmas party. Ah-mazing dress!!!
My first RTR rental and other than having a major delay in shipping and finally getting the dress delivered about an hour before the event, this dress was truly worth the near panic attack it caused me. It was exactly what I had expected. I got several compliments throughout the night and didn't want to take it off at the end of the night. Many reviews from others stated that it runs small, so I sized up, however I feel like it ran pretty true to size. Perhaps if you are more busty, this is the case.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
December 12, 2016
So much fun to wear!
I feel it ran true to size. It honestly could have been a little tighter in the bust, I'm a 34E and I kept having to pull it up. Was a little long in the back, I'm 5'0" so it was to be expected, and my heels got caught on the dress a few times but not too much of a bother. Overall great dress, wish I could wear it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
December 10, 2016
Perfection
The fit was great. The dress was comfortable and beautiful. It runs small so order up for the back up size.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
December 10, 2016
I loved this dress! Received many compliments. I felt like a princess!
The reviews said it ran small, so I ordered a 10, when I would normally wear an 8. I thought it was a little too big, should have gone with the 8. It was longer than the picture and more tule, but that is what I loved about it! I didn't want to send it back! It was comfortable and beautiful.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 9, 2016
I was told I had the best dress in the room. Everyone loved it!
This dress was so elegant and versatile for me working and attending our Chamber Gala. So lightweight and feeling of a princess and not overdressed. Perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
December 1, 2016
A Must Rent
This dress is truly beautiful. As soon as I put it on, I felt like a princess. Love it!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 21, 2016
This dress made me feel like a princess
Other descriptions said it ran small, so I ordered a size up from what I normally wear. It was a little big, but nothing two bras couldn't fix. I'm small chested, so I'm sure if I was a bit bigger there, it would have fit perfectly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 43
November 21, 2016
Fancy & fun
Slightly tight. Fun & fancy!
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 205lbs
November 17, 2016
I wore this for my brothers black-tie wedding <3 it was a head-turning win!
It runs kinda small I am usually a 10 - 12 and the 12 fit me pretty snug ... it looked great even with my curves but the top was very tight... the train was long so I would recommend higher heels if possible... it was such a fun dress to wear ..
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 49
November 15, 2016
Tecianna R., a RTR customer service representative! She assured me that Rent The Runway was for me.
After searching and searching online, I decided to CALL Rent The Runway because I needed to be really sure. Tecianna R. "answered" my call. And Like a BOSS BITCH, she made it happen for me. I was the BELL of the ball! Thank you Tecianna R.! Delivery AND Return shipping was exactly what Tecianna said, FREE. OMG. I cant wait the rent another dress.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
November 14, 2016
Perfect dress for black tie affair
Absolutely loved this dress! The top was very fitted, but flattering. Consider sizing up if you are well endowed.
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