allison parris

Night Watch Dress

$55 – $105 rental
$470 retail
Stylist Notes

A full skirt and ruffled back make this Allison Parris not your average LBD. Wear it with equally stunning 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".)

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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134 reviews
Fit
Large
(12)
True to Size
(71)
Small
(6)
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 25, 2017
Odd fit
Really like the dress style but if you have curves this might not be the one for you. I have an hourglass figure and the very low waist drop made it look like I was wearing hip accentuators, in a manner that was not at all flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 15, 2017
A great classic LBD
Wore for photos with my girls and LOVED this dress. The fabric, fit, and feel were all amazing. I'd buy this in a heartbeat if I could. Will definitely rent again if I had an event to go to. Runs true to size, if you have larger bust-- size up will fit best.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 19, 2017
The back is everything!
Didn't end up wearing this as my other style was more appropriate to the occasion, but would definitely rent again for another time. The ruffles on the back and the full zip are so fun, and the fabric was stretchy and comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
August 24, 2017
Really lovely dress
Beautiful dress. Both the 2 and the 4 fit, but I liked the way the 4 fell more. Great for tall girls! Hit me just above the knee.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 19, 2017
Pretty dress
This dress is very pretty in person. It's hard to capture it in pictures. It fits true to size but I went with the bigger size to accommodate my chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
June 15, 2017
Cute, classic but sexy and fun.
This was flattering for a party with work colleagues. Very nice, cute, slightly sexy, but nothing overt. The hemline is super cute. Good safe choice.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 38
May 16, 2017
This dress is beautiful, comfortable, and classy. Received many compliments!
Perfect for dancing. Made me feel pretty as soon as I put it on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
April 30, 2017
Beautiful fit!
I loved this dress! It has a great weight to it and beautiful proportions. I was happy with the fit and the fact that I could wear a normal bra. I didn't end up wearing it because it was a bit too formal for the event but I would definitely rent it again.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
April 25, 2017
Beautiful dress, comfortable and SO fun to dance in!
I LOVED this dress! The back detail is adorable - I received compliments all night!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 24, 2017
Loved it!
I rented the 2 and 4. They both fit well but the 2 was a little tight under my armpits. I loved the dress and it was a flattering fit. I didn't have to wear a bra but you could wear a normal one with no problem. Only issue I had was the back unzipped a little bit at the top but no more than a half an inch. Would recommend and rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 14, 2017
Not for a short torso
This dress is pretty and of a nice quality, but I think you really need to be slender with a long torso to wear it well. I'm an hourglass figure, and as a result, the waist of the dress, which I believe is supposed to be dropped, sat right at my natural waist. This would have been fine, except that it made the top of the dress very ill fitting - much too long in the shoulders and baggy all around. Since I have a larger chest, I sized up (I'm between a 6 and an 8). While a 6 might have had a bit less gaping fabric at the top, I doubt it would have fixed the fit issues. It's just not the right dress for my body type.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
January 2, 2017
Dancing and twirling - amazing skirt
This dress has an amazing, full skirt that made me feel like a dancer. I'm usually between a 2 and a 4, and in this case I wore the 4. The shoulder straps were loose on me - the dress would be a good choice for someone who is on the taller side (or who has a full bust). But the waist fit like a glove.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 27, 2016
Ended up not wearing it.
This dress was absolutely gorgeous, however, I ended up not wearing it. It was too big and the torso was too long. It bunched up int he torso and was too big on the shoulders. I normally wear an 8 or 10 but the 8 was too big. I suggest sizing down for your back up. I wish I had known that before otherwise I would've been able to get a backup size and I would've gotten a 6.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 18, 2016
Pretty dress, VERY long waist
Cute dress! I loved the back. It was definitely a tighter fit, but still fit fine. The waist was longer than other dresses, so it was slightly bunched on me. But I could still wear it without a problem!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
November 16, 2016
Beautiful, elegant, fun!
This dress is EVERYTHING. If you love to dance at a wedding or party, you need to have it. I normally wear a Size 2 or 4 and this fit me perfectly. I am small chested so keep that in mind. I'm 5'6 and 135 lean/muscular frame and this dress made me feel especially womanly. When I spun around the dance floor, I could hear the gasps of enjoyment of those watching. I received compliments from both men and women. This is a hit. Dress it up with sparkly shoes and jewelry and you are all set!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 8, 2016
Stunning dress, got a lot of compliments on it and felt classy! Amazing if you are a tall, slim pear
This dress was a stunner. Fit me like a glove, the neckline was beautiful and the back was sooo pretty! The dropped waist was really flattering on a tall pear. Exposed zipper runs the whole length of the dress, which makes it look modern despite the retro feel of the back ruffle. The "ruffle" (which was way prettier than it sounds) made the dress nice and heavy (which was great as it kept it flowing nicely and made it look more expensive). The dress I received personally was a little out of shape (the horsehair in the edges were a bit wonky and the back of the bodice had a little wrinkle in it) but it was not really noticeable to other people and I did not even care! Size 4 fit me well, definitely true to size (had I been a pound or two heavier it would have been a little uncomfortable). A lovely dress, totally wanted to keep it!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
November 1, 2016
Cinderella Night!
Dress was great! I got the 8 and 10. 10 was perfect, 8 looked and smelled like it wasn't cleaned. I had a Dryel dry cleaning bag, so I tossed the 8 in and it came out looking fresh and clean! The 10 was a little loose, so that's why I went through the effort with the 8. I received lots of complements. Dress was very comfortable. Fabric was heavy, but looked great. I'm renting another dress for an event next week! Thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 27, 2016
Made for dancing!
I absolutely adored this dress and can't wait to have a reason to rent it again. The dress is classic, but with plenty of details to jazz it up - the bustle, the low back and the exposed gold zipper. Plus it twirls like to you wouldn't believe (highly recommend shorts if expecting to twirl a lot)! I have never gotten so many compliments on an LBD before, including one from a celebrity who couldn't believe it was RTR! I ordered both the 2 and the 0, and ended up going with the 0 since I was going to be dancing. The 0 was definitely tighter on top, but the straps and arm holes on the 2 felt just a little baggy. I paired it with the gold leaf headwrap, gold art deco bracelet, and the Marchesa Hummingbird earrings and it made for one fantastic outfit. Looking forward to wearing again!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
October 27, 2016
Beautiful!
Pros: AMAZING DRESS. Classy, sexy, great! Cons: It did not arrive before my event. I would recommend ordering for it to be delivered AT LEAST 2 days in advance. RTR did promise a full refund at least. Once I did try it on I never wanted to take it off again. P.s. I am a 32DDD and I fit into a 4 without a bra, yay! :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 115lbs
October 23, 2016
I loved this dress! I loved the bottom perfect for twirling on the dance floor
It fit true to size. I could wear a normal bra with the dress but had to keep an eye on the straps they would peek out in the back. It is snug at the waist but still very comfortable. I'd rent it again
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
October 19, 2016
Elegant and comfortable!
The dress has no give but runs true to size. I'm small up top and didn't have to wear a bra. Very comfortable to dance in, the skirt was fun and I didn't have to watch myself at the wedding's sit down dinner! It's great for tall girls. I'm 5"10 and i almost wished it were a little shorter, which never happens! I'm so glad I rented it!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
October 11, 2016
Tons of compliments!
This dress has a tight fitting bodice with no stretch. For me, a 34B, it was a perfect fit. I dislike when a skirt is too short, so for me, this was an ideal length. It came to my knees. I'm 5'6". The dress is edgy and feminine at the same time. I received many compliments. Of all the dresses I rented, this one I absolutely MUST own! I'm searching the Internet for my size. A classic LBD with all the right details. Can be dressed up or down.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 26, 2016
Felt Pretty, Not like a Rockstar
This dress is very beautiful. It's hard to tell from the photo, but it does fit wearing a regular bra or strapless bra - I had ordered a low back extender just in case, but didn't need it. I wore it with red heels, which were the star! Some RTR dresses make me feel WOW! This one made me feel REALLY NICE. My bra size is a 34DDD and this is a safe bet for larger chested ladies. I probably will order it again only as a back-up dress, since I know it fits and looks good.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
September 20, 2016
Beautiful dress and fun to dance in!!!
I have a petite body and it was perfect!!
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 18, 2016
Best dress for dancing!
This dress was amazing to dance in, I twirled all night!! I ended up wearing the 2, which was a tighter fit around the top, but the fabric was stretchy enough that it worked well. Love love love!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
September 10, 2016
Can I own this??
Loved, loved this dress!! Perfect take on the LBD. I want this permanently in my closet! True to fit and comfortable. Wore this to a Boys and Girls Club gala and it was perfect!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 7, 2016
Perfect dress for a black tie optional event.
This was my first RTR. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The stylists/customer service reps were extremely helpful. Now about the dress... Perfect fit. My only issue was the fact that the zipper kept going down. It could have been awkward had I not checked it every 10 minutes :). I would definitely recommend this dress.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
September 6, 2016
Beautiful Dress
Absolutely beautiful dress. I felt wonderful in it. The material is a little heavier, but overall very comfortable to wear. Only complaint was that the shoulder straps were just a little long. When standing it wasn't a problem, but when sitting they would fall off my shoulder. Received so many compliments on the dress. Would rent again.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 23, 2016
I got many compliments on this dress. It was also very comfortable. Takes the LBD to the next level.
Extremely comfortable! I was able to wear an every day bra with this dress.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 3, 2016
Great dress. A little heavier than I anticipated but it was beautiful!
Fit well, true to size, a little longer on me since i'm pretty short (5'1")
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 24, 2016
Great Little Black Dress!
I loved this classic little black dress! It was very appropriate yet sexy at the same time.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
July 24, 2016
Formal yet super fun!
It fit great in the waist! It was a little large in the straps and chest for my smaller bust (36b). I received many compliments all night about how gorgeous it was. Many people loved the back details. Very flowy, fun to dance in!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 21, 2016
Fantastic, fun dress!
I would buy this dress if I could! It was elegant and simple in the front, fun and flirty in the back, and great for dancing. I wore this to a formal wedding and it was very comfortable the entire night. Highly recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 14, 2016
Black tie affair
This dress is everything black tie event. I loved the "ruffle butt". The dress hit my hips at an odd spot. From the side I looked ok but from a front view I looked like I had a hip shelf. I am already hippy so I chose not to wear the dress for my own comfort. If the design of the dress hit a bit higher it would have been perfect!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 5, 2016
I wore this as my bridesmaid dress in a wedding
This dress is better than your average LBD and perfect for special events. The 'bustle' in the back is a nice surprise, but not an overwhelming feature. The fit is true to size. I ordered a size up assuming this would run small like most designers...it didn't. Although the dress was a little large, it didn't look awkward at all. It was also super comfortable so I would definitely rent this again :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 30, 2016
Unique
The dress was a really unique rendition of the LBD. The back was really nice..and different. Really pretty dress. Fit me perfectly. I wore it for an April wedding and thought the dress material was a little thing for how warm it was..but I still loved it. I felt fancy and beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 27, 2016
Fun to dance in.
I wore this to a black and white New Years Eve party. The fabric is heavy but flowing with a like full skirt, not just your typical LBD. It was so much fun to dance in and twirl. You can also pair it with almost anything. I would rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
May 31, 2016
Perfect
Lovely flattering fit. Comfortable. Had so many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 25, 2016
Beautiful dress, beautiful night!
The dress was gorgeous - I got tons of compliments - but it was a little snug around the midsection and some of the fabric bunched because I have a small torso. Other than that, it was class and sass combined and I had a very pleasant rental experience.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 4, 2016
Beautiful, comfortable, flattering
I absolutely love this dress and wanted to keep it forever and never take it off, but here are a few things I noticed about it: 1. The back zipper goes all the way down. Not really an issue - just a surprise. 2. Very full skirt. Twirled in it like a little girl. Felt like a princess. Loved it. 3. I thought it ran a little large, but I have a very small rib cage. Plenty of room at the bust for fuller breasts, though (I'm a D cup). 4. Can wear a regular bra. The back is low, but not so low that it would expose your bra. The shoulder straps are a little wide-set for me, so I had to place my bra carefully - there was nothing to hold the bra straps beneath the shoulder straps. 5. Long. The 4 was knee length on me and I'm leggy for my height - I have a 35" inseam. 6. Slightly long in the torso. Hit me a little below my natural waist - this might be an issue if you are particularly short torso'ed. 7. Zipper will not stay up. Repeat: Zipper. Will. NOT. Stay. Up. It only unzips a little, but that was annoying. I could hear it unzip, too. There were no hooks at the top of the zipper, like some dresses, to keep this from happening. ANNOYING. 8. Skirt is weird to sit on. I wore this to a funeral and there was a lot of sitting on some not so comfortable seats. The skirt made it less comfortable. This dress is definitely more for standing around and looking fabulous (or dancing! Yay twirls!) than for sitting.
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