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allison parris

Night Watch Dress

$55 rental
$470 Retail

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Stylist Notes

A full skirt and ruffled back make this Allison Parris not your average LBD. Add cool-girl edge for a wedding with Oscar de la Renta's Cassini Drop Earrings and complete the look with simple heels.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black crepe. (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Square neckline. Full cascading skirt. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye. 35” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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46 reviews

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Small 1
True to Size 29
Large 4
Photos 27
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 15, 2014

Loved the surprise layers in the back!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
People upon first sight thought the dress was plain black. Then when I turned around...SURPRISE!!! The only issue with the dress was that the straps ran big, so they gapped a bit over the shoulders and my back. This was a replacement dress for one that was damaged and RTR couldn't send me though, so I went with it.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

Loved loved loved!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I felt super girly with the way the back. Its a great dress to spin around in on the dance floor!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 28, 2014

Cute dress for engagement photos; not a perfect fit.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for my engagement photos. Luckily it photographed pretty well and accentuated my small waist. However, as a curvy girl with a short torso, I will not rent this dress again. The torso was just really long for me so it was ill-fitted. However, it was really nice quality and I loved the back.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118 lbs
Dec 10, 2014

Best Dress EVER! The first dress I rented from RTR, and my favorite so far! Want to Buy it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I LOVE THIS DRESS! Wore it all day and all night! Beautiful, comfortable, playful, sexy, elegant…, all in one! Endless compliments from my husband, friends, family, students and audience. Wore it for my Ballet Academy's production of the Nutracker this past weekend. I now want to buy this dress. (Maybe RTR will just give it to me one day). Strongly recommended!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 151 lbs
Dec 11, 2014

Did not wear this ~

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The waist was awkwardly positioned and the bustle in the back was too much fabric and too long. .I think had it been in another material it may have laid better.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 16, 2014

Gorgeous, Classy and very flattering!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved wearing this dress, I felt like I looked great all night! I wore the 4, it was so flattering because its tight at the waste and bells out for a perfect 'fit and flare' look. The bustle in the back in combination with the long gold zipper gave this LBD something special. Would recommend for hourglass and pear shaped bodies.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 113 lbs
Dec 20, 2014

Love this dress! It fit perfectly (if i put 1 lb on it would of been too tight)

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pros: simple, classic look with a fun back Cons: a little heavy
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98 lbs
Dec 23, 2014

Loved it

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very fitted by ribs and waist but loose by the bust. Well suited for larger bust and tiny waste. Fabric has no give but looked amazing!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 24, 2014

Too long for my short self

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Party
I loved they way this dress looked on the model....sadly for me, it was just too awkward fitting to wear. I'm 5'4" and this dress hung below my knees and the torso was too long. It fit around my hips but was way too baggy in the chest.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 26, 2014

RTR wins again! The dress was perfect for this wedding.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fit like it was made just for me and was super comfortable, too. Received many compliments all night long. Thanks RTR!
RTR Customer
Dec 29, 2014

The dress was absolutely beautiful.

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
I loved the dress! It fit me perfectly. I was worried that the back of the dress would flare out too much making my butt look bigger than it already is, but it didn't at all. It fit my bottom really well. It also was nicely fitted on the top. It is perfect for those who have a small waist and bigger hips.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 2, 2015

Amazing dancing dress! So many compliments on the skirt. A fun variation of the LBD.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wear a 6 at Loft/Banana Republic, and an 8 most other places. So I ordered the 8 and backup size 10, and didn't need the bigger size. It is a long waisted dress, so the straps were sliding off my shoulders most of the night as I am very short waisted. And the zipper in the back wouldn't stay completely zipped while I was dancing, usually coming undone 4-6 inches. If I owned it, I'd have a hook and eye added at the top, and the straps shortened.
RTR Customer
Age: 28
Jan 27, 2015

Love this dress!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fit true to size and was very comfortable the zipper up the back and the layers make the dress unique - I got a ton of compliments !
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 9, 2015

This dress was incredibly gorgeous! So comfortable!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I ordered a 2 & 4. The 2 fit but if you are C cup + I would get the larger size. It was a little snug in the bust area. I went with wearing the 4 and it fit great! PROS: Comfortable, great length, I'm 5'5 and it fell just at the knee. CONS: I couldn't keep it!!!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

This dress made me feel so pretty. It was fun to dance in and was dressy enough for a formal affair.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was great. If you're honest about your measurements and size you should have no trouble fitting into this dress according to the size chart.
RTR Customer
Feb 25, 2015

I loved the bustle on the dress. It really makes you feel glamorous walking around. Great LBD

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Wedding
The overall fit was great. The zipper in the back made me slightly nervous that it would open while dancing and moving around. It didn't!! But I made sure I had enough coverage underneath it case it did!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 92 lbs
Mar 1, 2015

Super chic!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit perfectly, a little large in the bust but would probably be perfect for someone with a more average bust size. The ruffles in the back were so chic, I felt like such a ballerina princess in this dress!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165 lbs
Mar 6, 2015

My event was somber.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I'll start m review with saying I received many complements on this dress...and yes, the dress itself is adorable. That being said, the structure of the dress was terrible. The size 10 was perfect, still slightly large in the bust area, but I'm used to that problem. The hem line on the size 10 was just awful! One side bunched up higher than the other, this also was a problem in the back of the dress too. It looked as if someone tried to fix a damaged dress, but it turned out all wrong. The size 12 was shaped properly, however, it swallowed me...but I had no choice, I belted it and wore it to and early morning event. If you have a long torso, this dress will work, but if your torso is average to short, it will not fit you properly. The sleeves will not hug your shoulders as they should. The dress may need to be retired. Again, I did receive many complements, and the design of the dress itself is cute...structure...not so much.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 9, 2015

Bridesmaid Dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for the event. All the bridesmaids picked out classic black cocktail dresses and this fit the bill. The waist is very narrow with no give. I'm glad it fit on me - some people noted that the torso runs a bit long. I have a super short torso, but it was only a touch long on me, not enough for me to pin up the straps or anything. The back is very full and fluffs nicely. I loved the matte fabric and the little ribbon trim around the bottom. The chest area fit fine, but had I been any bigger or been wearing a bra with additional padding, it would have been too much. Oh, and the zipper is gold. I couldn't figure that out until I got the dress no matter how I looked at the screen, so there you go! Overall, this dress was the perfect dress for the occasion. Would happily rent this again.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Apr 8, 2015

This dress was so fun to dance in

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit perfectly.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Apr 8, 2015

great dress. comfortable and easy to wear. i got a ton of compliments.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
great fit - very slimming
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Apr 16, 2015

My husband and I had a recognition dinner that was black tie. The dress was such a hit!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Prefect fit. Perfect Dress for Black Tie without having to wear a long dress. Super comfortable and move-able! Definitely would rent again.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 168 lbs
Apr 21, 2015

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This may be my favorite dress ever! It runs a bit big, I got both the 10 and 12. The zipper on the 10 was broken and unfortunately there wasn't another available. I wore the 12 because I loved the dress and had planned my jewelry and everything around it. It was a bit lose, but still looked great I think! Very comfortable and fun. I would buy this dress if I could, it is the perfect LBD for someone in their 20s - simple, yet not boring at all!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 24, 2015

Fabulous Dress

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Wedding
This dress made me feel like a princess! It's hard to photograph the bustle in the back but it has body and is fun and sways sassily when you walk. I matched gold jewelry to the bold zipper and I went without a bra because my straps kept creeping into the neckline. It was an inch tall for me in shoulders but standing up straight made it unnoticeable. The band around the torso right above your hips is too snug to pull down but that's why it poofs out so nicely. Size up for your spare
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Apr 26, 2015

I wore this to a semi formal event for my husband's business school.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful little black dress with jus the right details to make it stand out! The gold zipper and ruffled back made this an outstanding choice for the event. The dress was high quality and fit perfectly.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 26, 2015

Comfortable

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Party
Great fit
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

Wore this for my birthday - got so many compliments!! Such a fun dress, especially for dancing!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Glad I got the 6, the four would have been too small. Great fit, very comfortable, flirty and fun!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 98 lbs
May 3, 2015

The ultimate Audrey Hepburn dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit beautifully! Based on others' comments, I wore a strapless bra and didn't have any problems. If you want a classy dress with modest details this is the perfect choice. The ruffles in the back add a bit of whimsy! Hope I get invited somewhere soon so I have a reason to order it again.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
May 4, 2015

Lovely dress on the dance floor!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved the way the dress looks; it's one of my favorites that I've worn. It looked amazing on the dance floor. Unfortunately the zipper kept inching it's way down and I had to zip it back up frequently. I'm not sure if it's a common issue with this dress or if maybe the zipper was damaged on this particular one. I may try renting a size down and see if I have the same problem.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 5, 2015

Loved this dress! Fun flirty shape

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Date
My usual size was unavailable so I had to size down. It just worked but only because my chest and ribs are small. If you're well endowed on top, stick with your size or maybe even size up. The skirt was nice and full. It almost 'danced' as I walked. It was a perfect dress for my anniversary dinner with my hubby!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 139 lbs
May 6, 2015

Very cute for a boyish figure

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I have an hourglass shape and this dress was wrong for me. It is funny because everyone else tried to get me to wear this but I just felt like it made my hips look gigantic. I really really thought it was beautiful and on the right figure this dress would be a knockout. One more note: Be careful on the dance floors when you twirl ladies.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123 lbs
May 12, 2015

Art Deco LBD

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I didn't want to give this dress back! I wore it for an Art Deco party and it looks great with a long string of pearls. I was a little worried that the drop-waist wouldn't be flattering but it has a nice silhouette. The back ruffle was a little wrinkled but nothing the steamer couldn't fix. It's a fun twist on the LBD.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
May 19, 2015

The dress was so fun to dress in!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit but was very tight. I got many compliments on it and felt great in it! The ruffles really added something special
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 164 lbs
May 22, 2015

Fun & flirty!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I picked two dresses for my first RTR experience, and was pleasantly surprised with how great they both were... I had fallen in love with this dress, but once I tried it on I was immediately sad because the top of the dress is rather loose. I don't think that I would be able to go down to a size 8 because it would be too tight around the rib cage. The wedding is tomorrow that we are attending, I love this dress so much I might try to tape the gaps shut because it is a stunning dress when it is on (and fits you properly). Also, the back of the dress is low and my bra that I tried it on with peeked out a little, I think it won't be an issue with a different bra. My bra size is 36DD, and still the top was VERY big on, both the armholes were big and the straps were too long. Lastly, the zipper in the back goes down the WHOLE length of the dress! I wasn't expecting that, and it's pretty neat. Makes it super easy to get in and out of.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 25, 2015

I Love This Dress! It Is a Head Turner!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a charity dinner and auction function I was chairing. I live in Colorado where everyone dresses pretty casual but I wanted to stand out and this dress was perfect for that. I was running around all evening trying to make sure everything was being handled and a man stopped me to tell me that every woman was talking about me - every time I walked by, every woman would stop and comment on the dress. People kept telling me how elegant and classic I looked. The bustle in the back is fun. I normally wear a size 4 and the 4 fit but it was tight in the chest (I have a small bust but broad shoulders and back). The length on me was a little below the knee and the skirt is full and fun. I did sit during part of dinner and had no issues with the bustle. The dress was comfortable. I did wear a strapless bra because the straps on the dress were think and I didn't want to chance my bra straps showing. I had to change in the car after setting up the silent auction so I did not want to mess with trying to tape my bra straps either. I would definitely rent this dress again.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
May 26, 2015

I wore this to a wedding and this dress made me feel amazing!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was amazing. Fit great (although the 4 was a little snug right around the middle - had they had the size 6 available, that probably would have been more comfortable, but overall it was still great). The back detail is super cute and flattering on a pear shape. High quality fabric and the back zipper actually zips all the way down through the bottom of the dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
May 28, 2015

Bustle-y fun!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I felt lovely in this dress. The 2 fit perfectly without a bra (I could not zip it up when I was wearing one). The 4 fit fine in the chest with a bra, but it was a little loose in the waste. If you wear a bra, you will probably need wear a strapless one, so straps don't show. The bustle was fun and feminine, and I received a lot of compliments!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Jun 2, 2015

Wedding at a country club.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Perfect dress! I wish i could keep it! comfortable! Runs a little big in the chest.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 10, 2015

I was at an event where Mark Ruffalo spoke!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is very comfortable, and the back adds a bit of flair. I'm 5'3" and i wore a size 6 (my regular size), and it was too big / long - essentially the shoulder straps were too loose, so the dress was sort of hanging on me. I think this dress is probably best for taller women.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Jun 17, 2015

So many compliments! So comfortable!

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was nervous this wouldn't fit but it was perfect! I'm busty/curvy/short and I could have gone bra less if I wanted. The skirt was full but didn't make me look like I was drowning in fabric. You will definitely want to give this dress a twirl!
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