Anna Sui

Spark My Interest Dress

$105 to buy
$449 retail
Stylist Notes

Are you that bride to be? This Anna Sui is the ultra feminine style for you to wear at your rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. Go with accessories like the Oscar de la Renta's Jeweled Champagne Branch Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 10.

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Grey synthetic lace (50% cotton 30% acetate 20% nylon). Sleeveless. V-neckline with scalloped edge. Straight skirt with applique at waist. Hidden back zipper. Lined. 39” inches from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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89 reviews
Fit
Large
(18)
True to Size
(65)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
July 6, 2015
Elegant for my son's Baptism

Pro: Fit nicely, pretty lace detailing. I am a 36 DDD and was able to fit into the dress without it being too tight. Cons: Was a bit shorter than I would have liked. I prefer true knee-length, and this hit right above the knee....mostly because this was a Church event. (Note: I am 5'8" and was wearing platform heels) As the other renters stated, the fabric color is more of light steel-gray than as portrayed in the picture. I ended up securing the V in the front with a safety pin to hide some of my cleavage - again, only because this was a church function...otherwise would have been fine.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
January 22, 2018
So comfortable and flattering!

I wore this dress as the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding and got as many compliments as the bride! Being able to wear a regular bra was fantastic! It was a little shorter than I'm used to, but I adored this dress!

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 137lbs
November 7, 2012
Wore this for my wedding rehearsal and I felt beautiful in it!

I almost always wear a 10 and the consultant recommended that I order a size up for my extra since the dress doesn't have any stretch. Unfortunately even the 10 was too large on me so I would say order down for your second size. I got tons of compliments on the dress. People kept asking me where I got it and when I said it was rented everyone said I should buy it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 25, 2012
Beautiful!

I wore this dress to my bridal shower. It was beautiful, and I got many compliments on it. This dress has a light blush-pink lace over a dark grey liner. The lace was just pink enough that I could not wear the jewelry and shoes that I planned. I ended up wearing white, pink, and black pearls and sand-colored shoes. Taupe shoes would also work. Anna Sui dresses tend to run slightly large. I usually wear a 10 or 12. The 8 fit perfectly. Also note: the neckline is a lot sexier than it looks on the model. On a C cup, it was slightly plunging (still covered my bra) and showed more cleavage than appears on the model in the photo, but not too much cleavage.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
December 11, 2012
.

This is a gorgeous Dress. I had rented 3 dresses for my Bridal Shower. RTR was amazing and total concierge service, stayed in contact with me all week, made sure I had enough options and that everything got to me on time. It fit me well, but I chose another dress to wear. However, I would rent this dress again for a different occasion! Thankyou RTR!! :*)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 7, 2013
So disappointed

Rented this as an option for my wedding dress (got married at the courthouse). When it came both sizes (0,2) were way too big. The material was a lot cheaper looking than pictured and the color was much more brown. Not the pretty lace dress pictured!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 12, 2013
Perfect for my bridal shower

I wore this dress for my bridal shower and it was absolutely perfect. The color is more of a silvery/grey than how it appears in the photos, but the lace makes it perfect for a bride. :-)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 184lbs
June 5, 2013
Not even close to white, but still feminine and fun

I rented this dress to wear to my post-reception afterparty for my wedding. I was rather disappointed when it came and I saw just how NOT white it was. It is a lot darker than the picture led me to believe, a pretty dark taupe. This is the only reason it isn't 5 stars. I personally had some issues with fit, but I anticipated these and the dress was still lovely. I will describe below for anyone looking for extra detail. Based on a size chart for the designer that I found online, I ordered a 12 -- it was a little small in the bust, with the band sitting a little too high to sit comfortably under my bust line, but it was still wearable. If you are large-chested (I am a 34 FF) then be prepared for this. Luckily, the openness of the neckline allowed the chest to be comfortable. The rest of the dress definitely fits true to size, though, so if you size up to fit your chest (as I did) there will be some bagginess to the rest of the dress.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
December 8, 2013
Fits Small bust well, hides belly

I thought it was a nice winter lace dress, more of a winter color than summer. Lace is cream and underlay is medium to dark grey. Trim pieces are silver. Fits small bust well but is cut as low as I would ever allow. Dress runs large so I wore a size smaller and it did not fit tight anywhere. The empire waist did a good job hiding a not flat belly.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 24, 2014
I wore this to my son's baptism.

This dress definitely runs big. I filled out the top of the dress easily (still breastfeeding I think I was a 34E) but there was so much space in the hips and the waist. I recommend ordering a size down for a backup. The dress is nice, a bit more tan or beige than the cream color it appears in the pics on the website.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 117lbs
June 19, 2014
Ok, but not a head turner

I wore this dress for an anniversary date and it was ok but didn't wow either me or my husband. It was pretty but too low cut for me and it wasn't a "sexy dress" where I felt the neckline was appropriate. I'll echo other posters on the color comments, it was kind of plain.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 24, 2014
A classic beauty!

I wore this dress to a Bat Mitzvah in June and it was perfect! The dress is gorgeous and super comfortable. I am almost 49 y.o. so it is a perfect dress for those of us who don't want to show too much skin. It is both classic and sexy! I rented both the size 2 and 4, but wore the 2 and it fit like a glove. The dress has some give and is truly flattering. I love the color, a very unique gray/ taupe. I wore nude peep toe shoes and yellow gold accessories. This is my 4th time renting from RTR and it has not failed me yet! I was bad and did not review the other dresses I've worn, but all were beautiful and the service is excellent. Thank you for letting me have so much fun wearing these fabulous clothes.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
July 5, 2014
It was a really simple and pretty dress

I wore this dress to a friends wedding it's a bit big around the waist. The six fit but it was too tight so I went with the 8 and around the waist was too loose. And way too much cleavage. But always size down.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
August 26, 2014
This is a sweet dress that is perfect for a spring/summer event. Light weight and classic.

The dress runs large. I am usually a size 2 or 4. I have full bust and hips, but a small waist. It was swimming on me in the stomach area.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 4, 2014
Pretty dress! Runs a little large!

I got a ton of compliments on this dress and people were so excited to hear I had a successful experience with rent the runway! It is darker than it appears both in the model picture AND in my picture so it's still appropriate color for a wedding! I ordered both a 0 and 2 and the 0 was still big on me, which I was not expecting considering it's runway dress so I would suggest going a size smaller if you get to have 2 size options. I wasn't crazy about the detailing at the empire waist but overall great experience, I can't wait to try Rent the Runway again! :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
November 8, 2013
Classy little dress for my courthouse wedding!

I wore this to my courthouse wedding and loved it! This dress is a beautiful shade of grey. It has a great vintage look to it. I was worried I'd have to suck in the whole time I wore this but its not fitted like it appears on the model. Its a looser fit. And it doesn't really go in at the waist which is great for ladies with a straight body shape but wont show off an hour glass figure.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 22, 2013
PERFECT Dress for my Engagement Party!

Dress does appear more grey/taupe in picture but it's truly beautiful! Great fit - runs a little large! Lots of compliments! Everyone suggested I buy it!

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 8, 2013
Beautiful details, well made dress!

The dress ran REALLY large. I am normally a size 2 but I got the zero and 2 and even the zero was huge on me. My family said I looked like I was wearing a potato sack. I'm not sure if it was stretched out of if all the dresses run so large. Otherwise it was great - I am flat chested and it looked very classy and beautiful. The length was just above the knee making it a very classy and beautiful dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
August 7, 2013
Very nice dress

I loved the detail on this dress. It runs large though and is very low cut.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
January 15, 2014
Pretty lace work

I originally rented this to wear to a wedding brunch but it was too large so I didn't end up wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Bust size: 36C
January 26, 2016
i felt like the color washed me out a bit as a fair haired blond but pretty dress

fit was snug in the ribcage

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
May 10, 2013
This dress is not standard size!

Didn't wear it - barely went over my head!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
August 26, 2015
I got a ton of compliments on this dress! I loved it!!

It does run a bit snug. I normally wear a 10 and wore the 12. I'm also 5'8 and if you were much taller, it could get a bit short. The picture online makes it look very light in color, but the under layer is a darker almost grey color so it gives it more of a silver sheen instead of champagne. Its nice you can wear a regular bra with it. Very pretty dress!

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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
August 3, 2014
I did not get to wear the dress.

The dress is very light and comfortable. I ordered an 8 and 10 based on the reviews. The 10 was tight on my chest and cut too low for my event. I'm certain a 12 would have been ok but I did not allow time for a return. I will definitely rent this dress again for my next event.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
September 9, 2015
Lace, no stretch, cleavage, romantic

Sometimes I wear a 4, but in this when I had to wear a six. There is a tie that goes along to back to make it a bit tighter along the bust. A push-up bra is good for this dress. It is a bit more grayish then Ivory, though that was fine for me. I am on the tall side so really appreciated that this is one dress that went down to my knees for once. it was exactly what I wanted. I deducted one star because the motif in the center of the dress looks a little bit amateur-ish, but I am being very picky.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
March 14, 2016
Classy and beautiful!

I rented this dress for my son's First Communion. I was a perfect choice for the occasion. Loved it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
May 13, 2016
love it....

fits well

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 5, 2016
Lovely, but nothing special.

Pretty, well made, very sweet, comfortable, flattering. But not particularly anything to write home about. Just... meh.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 18, 2012
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

This is probably the most AMAZING dress I've ever had on my body! It is SO gorgeous! I rented it for a "black and white" themed wedding. I didn't read the details and went by the picture and it looks white/cream. It really has a grey underlay, but it didn't matter a bit! It is so flattering and forgiving to your mid-section which I loved. I wore simple gold accessories and nude shoes! RENT THIS!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
November 19, 2012
If you have a bigger chest this is very revealing

I rented this dress for my bridal shower- I realized afteer I rented this dress that it looked low cut and may be inappropriate to wear with family. I cotacted RTR to switch out this dress for another but this dress had already shipped. Customer service was great and said that they would send me my other selection for $25 so that if it was too low cut I would have another option. Unfortunately there was an error with the warehouse and I never received the other option :( So I wore this dress anyways. It fit well but as I expected my clevage was out of control with this low V. I ended up wearing a black cami, black tights and really cute shoes with this and it ened up being ok. Not what I wanted but at least I was not flashing all of my aunts! So Big chest...beware and plan to have a cami under this.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
December 3, 2012
Ideal alternative to a traditional wedding dress.

Being somewhat bustier than the model pictured, the amount of cleavage exposed left me a little uncomfortable. However, a simple modesty panel of material that matched the dress sorted that out. We wanted a dress that wasn't the traditional marshmallow puff and that I could feel comfortable in wandering around Chicago post wedding, and this fit the bill nicely. The muted grey meant that my blue accessories (especially the shoes) were colorful highlights and a silver slinky bracelet complimented the dress. I was very happy with the way I looked, and the service provided by Rent-The-Runway. having a second size option, took the stress off. A little warning though, if you have a slight tummy then the Empire line can make you look pregnant, so have a good selection of underthings to test the dress with.

MichelleDecember 3, 2012
Where did you get the material you used for the bust? It matches perfectly!
DeidreDecember 3, 2012
so cute
silrocksDecember 3, 2012
lovely! you looked super cute!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 20, 2012
I received so many compliments on this dress, it was perfect for my bridal shower!!

As others have noted, the dress is a bit darker and more silver/grey than it appears. I actually ended up liking that better, instead of a stark white. Everyone loved the dress and I felt like a true bride-to-be!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 25, 2012
Gorgeous dress, but not for busty or curvy girls!

This is a beautiful dress, and it looks great online and in person. The problem, however, is the model: she is a B cup, tops, and has no "real girl" curves. So on normal girls-- you know, those of us with boobs and hips-- this dress falls short of the dream. My "girls" were in view all evening, and the tie-back really only succeeded in making me look preggers. In fact, my boyfriend's aunt told me, "honey, that dress really did not do you justice." Ouch. Now, I've gained some weight this year, but I'm a size 10 and a 36 C/D most days, so it's not like I was wearing spandex or anything. Again, gorgeous dress, but I'm glad it was my "extra" and not my "only" for my boyfriend's graduation weekend.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 27, 2012
I didn't wind p wearing the dress but it was beautiful.

I am very busty so this dress didn't work for me. If you have a large bust, you'll need to wear a cami or just be comfortable with theirs being out.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 9, 2013
Loved this dress!! It was perfect for my bridal shower. :)

I received so many compliments on the dress! As other reviews stated, it has a gray underlay so the dress is darker than the picture shows. I actually loved the dress the darker color. My dress did have a small area on the lace around my neck that was loose but you could not see it when I wore it. I loved the dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 12, 2013
Back up but not to bad.

I liked the quality of the lace in the dress. Wasn't flattering with my skin tone.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
April 17, 2013
Sweet lace dress.

The color disappointed me. I was hoping for a cream color since I was wearing it to a formal Christmas dinner. This is a gray dress. It fit well, and I still did feel pretty in it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
May 17, 2013
Perfect for my Rehearsal

Comfortable, much more gray/silver than the picture

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
May 27, 2013
A Little Too Drab

This was one of a few dresses that I rented as a potential for my bridal shower. It actually was the one I was the most excited to try on, but I ended up feeling a little let down. Although the dress was pretty, it wasn't very flattering. The color is more of a grayish (which I saw in the other reviews, but I guess I thought it would be more silvery). Think white dress that got mixed up with some black clothing in the wash. I loved the bust detail, but it was as if it just didn't cinch well enough to show the difference between where my bust ended and my waist began. That being said, it was still a very pretty dress. It felt like really high quality and the lace overlay was really quite beautiful. I probably would have ended up wearing it anyway if I hadn't just ended up liking one of the other dresses better.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 24, 2013
AWESOME DRESS!, SEXY AND SOPHISTICATED

I wore this dress to a swanky Hamptons dinner party and received loads of compliments on it. The lace is white and the slip underneath is more of a light silver grey. Together they meshed beautifully. FYI, quality on the dress is great and the lace pattern has great detail. Sophisticated, yet sexy and feminine. Overall, very flattering!!!

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