allison parris

Madison Dress

$40 rental
$440 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look beyond cocktail chic in this little tulle number by Allison Parris. Simply pair with Alexis Bittar’s Deco Web Dangle Earrings for a total Hollywood glam look.

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 very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very Fitted - fitted under skirt, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

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 very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very Fitted - fitted under skirt, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Ivory silk taffeta with black mesh overlay (100% silk). Strapless. Sweetheart neckline. Full skirt with removable black ribbon belt. Exposed back zipper. Lined (100% silk). 26” from top of bodice to hem. Made in USA.

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29 reviews

Fit
Small 17
True to Size 10
Large 0
Photos 14
Carol
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
May 10, 2013

Very unique and fun

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
For me the hardest part about fitting into the dress was that it didn't have a lot of room for my chest - both the 0 and the 2 flattened my chest and there was a constant situation when I was afraid of spilling out. No bra. Note that it's like a dress within a dress - there is a form fitting layer underneath with a tulle skirt on top.
B
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Aug 19, 2013

This dress ran small. I normally wear a 0 or 2 and neither fit.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It was just as cute in person as it is online, so it was disappointing.
Kristen
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 16
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Oct 21, 2013

This dress was perfect for my night :)

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I went to homecoming in this dress, and I felt so pretty! I wore a jean jacket with it due to cold weather, but it looked great! It runs relatively true to size, however, I usually don't fit into all 0's, I aim more for 00 and XS, and this one was a little tight. I suggest ordering one size larger as well just in case. Definitely worth renting again if I get the chance! Great pick for my first rent the runway purchase! Note: the color looks a little beige, though it's more of a light gold.
Anni
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Oct 22, 2013

Very unique and pretty, but the fit is a little weird

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress for my homecoming! Because of the reviews, I ordered up - a 6 and an 8 - where I would have originally ordered a 4 and a 6. The four probably would have fit better than the six in the long run, but with a little fashion tape, I had no issues. The bust has no give, so when I was inhaling it fit snugly but if I raised my arms or exhaled I was in major danger of a nip slip, but like I said some fashion tip fixed it. The under skirt is pretty tight and tricky to sit down in. But despite any fit issues, the dress was beautiful and I got lots of compliments on it. Would definitely order again.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 18, 2013

WAY too small; RTR cust service is fabulous

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm normally a size 6/8 but based off of other reviews I decided to order this in an 8 and 10 for my event. Neither sizes fit! The dress runs extremely small (the 10 barely zipped halfway up my torso)! I was expecting the material to be much better, but the dress just feels cheap. The customer service at RTR is fabulous and they shipped a different dress overnight and it fit fabulously!
Kate
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112 lbs
Nov 29, 2013

A good party dress that will get you lots of compliments.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my golden birthday (turned 31 on the 31st). It was just as it looks in the photo, although mine was a little worn and the gold dress's black lining kept creeping out the bottom of the dress. It is definitely a short dress! Be sure to check yourself as you stand up. I am 5'7", 110, 33, 25, 35. I had to get the size 2 because no size 0 was available for my party date. I used a lot of fashion tape and still needed to pull the dress up. So it definitely runs true to size and I'm betting the 0 would have fit me well. If you can get your size and aren't too concerned about wearing a short dress, this is a great rental. I had around 3-5 strangers compliment me on the dress throughout the evening.
Michan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Dec 16, 2013

unique

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a masquerade themed holiday party and I loved the dress--but be warned it runs small and short! I normally wear a comfortable 4 and on a good day a size 2, but I barely zipped up an 8! This is definitely for a short and petite girl, but luckily I managed to make it work. I ended up loving the dress and it fit thanks to the fact that I read the other reviews before ordering or otherwise I would've been in trouble!
Joanna
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 2, 2014

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Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Cheap material. Overlay gets crumpled up during travel. Does not feel at all like taffeta to me. I cannot imagine how this could be a $400 dress. Didn't wear it.
Corinne
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 27, 2014

Perfect party dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was so thrilled with this dress! My usual size 0 was unavailable for my event date, but based on the reviews I ordered a 2 and I'm glad I did - it definitely runs small! I was almost concerned the dress was too tight but it ended up being perfect, I don't think I had to pull it up once the whole night. I got a "whoa!" from my date when I walked out in this dress, and got so many compliments from others as well. Definitely a unique dress that stood out in a sea of LBD's, which is exactly what I wanted. Thanks RTR for another great rental!
Maddie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 13, 2014

WAY TOO SMALL

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I couldn't even wear this dress. I rented a 6 and an 8 and tried on the 8 and literally couldn't zip it. It was also short it may as well have been a shirt. If you are very short and very small, it may work. I would recommend something like 4 sizes up!
Aarthi
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
Apr 14, 2014

Great dress--got so many compliments on it!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Liked the dress a lot. Ordered a 0 and 2 because I was concerned that the sizes ran small, based on the other reviews. The 0 ended up fitting really well and I never took the 2 out of the package. I;d definitely recommend it, but it seems to be made for someone with a smaller chest. It fit me really well because I'm not terribly well-endowed, but other reviewers had some issues with the fitting. Additionally, the tulle skirt was poofier than I'd expected it to be from the picture. Definitely not a deal breaker, but something to keep in mind. If you'd like to see my picture of it, please check out my instagram. http://instagram.com/p/meNu3OzRi8/
Cecily
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 15, 2014

Really cool, but didn't end up wearing it.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Super tight & short..runs a little bit small. It was edgy but didn't look right on me- a girl with a big butt and big bust. Definitely reserved for petite girls!
Cate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 16, 2014

Short!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a backup dress and I ended up not wearing it because it just felt too skimpy in length and sheerness. It probably didn't help that I was renting in January and that I'm on the tall side, so maybe shorter women renting in the summer will have better luck!
Sarah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
May 5, 2014

I didn't end up wearing the dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I gota 4 and and 6 and neither fit. I am 5"6" and the dress was too short to wear, even to go out for my bachelorette party!
Kaitlyn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
May 6, 2014

Poofy and short

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is a tad bit short but photographed beautifully! I received so many compliments
Hayley
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 15
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 90 lbs
May 18, 2014

The dress fit like a glove, and the dress stood out among my classmates! It was classic and elegant!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The length was perfect, showed off my long legs! I'm very slim, so the top was a little loose, but with some slight additions to the bust area, it worked out just fine! ;) The design was beautiful and unlike any other dress that was worn at the event! It came right on time, and the process of RTR is AMAZING! It was the first time we used this service, and I'm already searching for my homecoming dress for next Fall!!!
jk
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 102 lbs
May 29, 2014

good. but better if you're taller.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm 5' 1", 102 lbs - the dress was cute, but because of my short torso, the dress didn't stretch out all the way and had a little bubble effect with the ribbon waistband (not stretchy). nothing terribly noticeable but it bothered me a bit.
Rachel
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 7, 2014

Dress was cute. I received several compliments.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The bodice was very tight, ran a little small. I'm typically a zero, but wore a 2 in this dress and it was still a little tight.
Meghan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 121 lbs
Jul 7, 2014

Thumbs down

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Bad fit- too short and mesh did not lay right RTR saved the day... Sent a different dress everything worked out great!
Cindy
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jul 24, 2014

Fun and flirty with a little bit of edge

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ended up wearing the 4 even though I am usually a 2. It was snug in the waist but a tad roomy in the chest area (I only wear an A cup). But with silicone inserts it was fine. The underskirt is definitely short though. This is a great dress for petite girls but if you're tall, I'd rethink it. I don't even hit 5'1" and it felt short to me -- and I'm no stranger to short skirts! It was a very fun dress though and I felt flirty and outgoing wearing it. My husband said I looked like a butterfly right after I pulled it on. He said that's a good thing. Who knows....men!
Abbey
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 7, 2014

Disappointed - didn't wear it

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was very pretty but didn't fit me well - they didn't have the 2 I ordered and the 4 was a touch too big. Plus the waist hit too high on me, making me look straighter and thicker than I am.
Callie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

I wanted to wear this dress so badly but it didn't fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I read that it ran small. I normally wear a 4. I ordered a 6 and the 8 as a backup and the 8 didn't even fit! I still needed another inch for it to be able to zip. That said, it was super cute minus the fact that I couldn't wear it. I'm so bummed I didn't get to wear this. SUPER SHORT but it doesn't look too risque because of the black tulle over it. More for a trendy night out, I wouldn't wear it to a work event.
Madeleine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

Dress fit terribly. Had to send back. Material WAY too short and no give

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress fit terribly. Had to send back. Material WAY too short and no give
Raleigh
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 1, 2014

Got great compliments on the dress. SOO SOO small!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Beware of how small it really is. I typically wear a size 6 in dresses. I am a 4 on top and an 8 on bottom. I wore the 12 which was just right.
lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Dec 11, 2014

This dress looks great.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This is a cute dress. The black tule is festive. However, it is true that it is a very very short. I am 5'4' and in good shape, and the beige skirt aspect of the dress barely covered my backside. I had to be careful bending over and sitting. Also, I would not recommend the size 2 for any of us that have a larger chest, they might have problems keeping everything in. All that said, I loved it and don't regret renting it.
Jillian
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 25, 2014

Pretty, but tight

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I wore Allison's dress before, so I thought I knew what size I needed, but it was way too small. Definitely get a bigger size than you think you need. The fabric is also very fragile chiffon, so it had the potential to rip easily. Also, the bottom was constricting.
Katie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98 lbs
Jan 6, 2015

Loved loved loved this dress! A complete stranger called me a sexy ballerina!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Party
Fit was great. It was the perfect New Year's Eve dress! Sassy and fun!
Ananda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Jan 7, 2015

Fun Dress!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Party
The dress was very flattering but definitely ran small! I'm usually a 4 and wore an 8.
Karin
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 21, 2015

Fits extremely small. I'm normally a 0, and a 2 wouldn't zip around my rib cage.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Fit EXTREMELY small.
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