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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".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

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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36 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 23
Large 3
Photos 20
Camille
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 14, 2014

Pretty pretty ballerina

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a very pretty dress, sort of Audrey Hepburn-ish. Full skirt, the back looks less bustle-like in real life. Two fit notes to be aware of: the waist is very fitted, which gives it sort of a ballet look, and the top is fairly loose. If you are hourglass shaped this will be very pretty, but it might be big if you are small-chested.
Erin
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.
Jillian
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!
Lauren
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 7, 2014

I WANTED TO LOVE THIS BUT...

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
So let me start by saying that this dress is absolutely adorable! I ordered a size 6 and a size 4. The size 4 fit perfectly. The size 6 also fit very well. The only difference was the fit in the rib cage area. The material of this dress does not give, so the 4 fit a little more snugly around the midsection, but I preferred that more snug fit; however, I did not wear either dress because the torso is too long. If you have a short torso like I do, this dress will not be for you. If I owned the dress, I would take it to a seamstress and get her to take the straps up about an inch so that the torso will not be too long. Great detailing on the back.
Hannah
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.
Jaime
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 10, 2014

received so many compliments!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress. I got so many compliments on the detailing in the back. The dress looked great while I was standing up. The struggle with this dress was that it was a little loose in the top, so every time I sat down my bra straps were showing.
Ms.Ginna
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!
erin
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.
Genna
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.
Jennifer
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
bracha
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!
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.
J
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.
Sarah
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.
Jennifer
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 !
Jessica
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!!!!
Cassie
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!
Molly
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!
Shun
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.
Ekaterina
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.
Courtney
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.
Erin
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
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
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.
catherine
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!
NoMad
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
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
Sarah
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.
Elizabeth
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
Sarah
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!
Laura
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.
Rachel
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.
Tasha SD
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!
Lauren
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.
newsgirl
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.
Nom
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
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