BCBGMAXAZRIA

Annika Mauve Dress

$47 rental
$470 Retail

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Stylist Notes

The modern working woman! This BCBGMAXARIA strapless, peplum dress is perfect for a fashionable woman on the go! Go with a statement necklace like Ciner's Diamond Rain Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for B cup sizes and bigger - bust runs slightly large
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with band - tiered skirt conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs narrow
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; dress has built-in boning in bodice
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9'')

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for B cup sizes and bigger - bust runs slightly large
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with band - tiered skirt conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs narrow
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; dress has built-in boning in bodice
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9'')

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Mauve stretch cotton. Strapless sweetheart neckline with ruching and folding detail. Folded peplum skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 27'' from top of bodice to hem.

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26 reviews

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Small 10
True to Size 13
Large 3
Photos 10
VC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
May 9, 2011

Overall fit: Small
First off, I typically wear a size 4, but luckily ordered the 6 as my backup size and had to wear the 6. The dress is beautiful and extremely comfortable. I got tons of compliments.
C
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 20, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
adored this dress! got lots of compliments. it hides any tummy flaws which was greatly appreciated, and the neckline is absurdly flattering on any bust. because my bust is on the smaller size i did have a little room up top, but that was easily fixed with a strapless bra. and there are pockets in the top tier which were very fun!
M
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123 lbs
Aug 23, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Wore this dress to my engagement party and it was perfect! Size 2 was too big in the chest so I went for the zero, but definitely have someone around to help you zip up as the zipper was tough to zip even on the hanger in both sizes. Boning was very flattering and pockets great for keeping your lipstick handy! I would definitely wear this dress again
Sami
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 18, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I rented this for my birthday dinner night with some friends. It was gorgeous and very flattering. It makes your waist seem small, and gave me more curves on the bottom (appreciated). I have an extremely small ribcage and large boobs, but it flattered both perfectly without making me seem oddly disproportionate or wider than I am. Wish I could have kept it.
JMT
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Body type: Straight & narrow
Oct 16, 2011

Overall fit: Small
What a find! Wore this dress to a family wedding recently and it was beautiful! I received sooooo many compliments on the dress it was *almost* embarrassing. Very flattering, as the top tier/peplum camouflaged my tummy. Color is much prettier in person than it comes across on the screen. Great dress!
emily
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 17, 2011

Perfect Choice

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
After scrolling through a ton of amazing dresses, I emailed my friends and family pictures and this got the highest vote. I wore it to a family wedding that was held at night and I dressed it up with a glittery platform pump with a touch of pink to it and a necklace with big stud earrings. It looked amazing and I got tons of compliments all night even from the bride herself!
Nicolle
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 30, 2011

Bartenders paid for every drink at the lounge...I call that a good dress.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a friend's cocktail hour wedding. I got a ton of compliments, danced all night (without having to yank it up) and then went out to a trendy lounge...perfect fit and a ton of compliments.
Diana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 20, 2012

Adorable! But runs small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress in person! But thankfully I ordered a size up. I could get the smaller size on, but it was so tight in the hips I had to put it on over my head. The zipper doesn't unzip as far as normal, so it's tight through the hips when you're putting it on, no matter the size. Once on, it's super flattering. I would have worn it if I didn't love my backup dress so much! :)
Bryn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 1, 2012

My friend loved the dress and wore it all four of my rental days, so I guess it was unforgettable for her!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress was very pretty, it looked expensive and well-constructed. I am tall and have literally no curves whatsoever, so the dress just did absolutely nothing for me and it kept falling down. I let my friend borrow it, who is 5'7 and around 120 lbs, wears a B cup. I posted a picture of her in the dress.
Em
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 5, 2012

Dress looked expensive and classy!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a March wedding in CT. The dress was perfect for the occasion--I neither felt over or under dressed. It seemed to run a bit small, but overall it fit well. The back has three hook and eye clasps below the waist (that are not visible on the model) that were slightly uncomfortable when sitting and often came undone. The color is pinker (and I think, prettier) than as advertised. Overall, great dress and I definitely recommend it.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Mar 7, 2012

Great dress - but size up!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I am glad I read other comments and knew to size up - my usual size wouldn't even zip! This dress was beautiful! I paired it with a black fitted blazer since it was cold outside but I got a lot of compliments on the dress (and now even the bride can't wait to use Rent the Runway)! Great service, as always.
Anissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Jul 24, 2012

This was my first rental. I had most of the women in my family jealous starting with my mom! Lol I felt spectacular on my special day.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for my graduation. What drew me to this dress was the twist on the peplum style. I rented a size 0 and it was true to size. It fit perfectly at the waist and was a little big in the bust area, because I am smaller chested. I however did not wear a bra. A strapless bra and/or cutlets probably would have helped the dress fit better.
JENNIFER
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114 lbs
Aug 19, 2012

nice dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
i usually wear a size 0 in bcbg, but i couldn't even zip up the 0. i went with the 2. i have a sporty body, and it didn't flatter me as much. the color washed me out. in general, it's a beautiful dress, it just wasn't the best on me.
Angie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Oct 12, 2012

Beautiful Dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a wedding and it was gorgeous but unfortunately neither size fit(tight in the ribcage). I called to return it and talked with a Serena(rep)who helped me find another dress and had it shipped overnight. Love RTR!
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Oct 15, 2012

Only RTR dress I haven't had success with

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this to wear to a charity luncheon, but unfortunately it did not fit! This is the only time I have not fit into a RTR dress, so it wasn't the end of the world to me, and the RTR stylists provided me with awesome customer service as usual, so it was still a good experience. Aside from the fit, the dress itself was just not that great either. The fabric is pretty casual and does not give AT ALL, which is probably why it did not fit me. I got 2 sizes and one was too small while the other was going to fall off if I tried to wear it. Definitely take the time to either chat with a stylist or see how other BCBG dresses fit on you because they can be tricky. The pictures on here show a really cute peplum shape, and it definitely looks good on some of the other ladies that have posted on here, but it really did not look that way in person when I got it. With all the other amazing dresses on here, I would not risk this one.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Oct 29, 2012

A comfortable, trendy dress perfect for a fashion show!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress when I MC'd my school's Rent The Runway fashion show. I felt very comfortable in this dress, even when I was onstage! When I ordered the dress, I was afraid the color would wash me out, but it's a darker shade than it appears in photos and complemented my fair skin perfectly. The dress fits pretty true to size, but I would suggest ordering a size up for the backup size, especially if you have a larger bust. The top is structured enough that I didn't need to wear a bra and it stayed up all night. The peplum is very flattering at the hips and the dress fell at mid-thigh on me. I would definitely recommend this dress!
CMstylist
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
Nov 23, 2012

Fun details

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Wore this in a photo shoot for my styling business. The detailing on the skirt really stands out! I was very pleased with this dress. It does run a little big in certain areas. I have a bust that is, for lack of a better term...non existent ha. So I was fidgeting with the top during the shoot because it kept falling down.
Jasmine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 30, 2012

Not for me

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Cute dress but didnt work for me.... extremely small
Rachael
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
Dec 6, 2012

Beautiful dress for many occasions

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
Rented for a mini vacation to Park City. Dress is a little heavy but very well constructed. Bult in bra clasp kept the dress up all night w/o having to fix or adjust.
Amanda
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Body type: Petite
Jan 1, 2013

very pretty, wish it had worked out!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is a very pretty color and looks great on however the fabric is really heavy which made it really hard to zip up. Even though it fit i could not get it to zip up because of the heavy fabric and worn zipper. I really wish it would have zipped beause it was a beautiful dress!
jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 92 lbs
Jan 11, 2013

Its a really pretty dress. Designed to hug you.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit. The zipper gets stuck in the middle because of the cut so you'll need a partner. I lot alot of weight so usually tub dresses fall on me but this one was pretty snug, I just have an abnormally skinny body. So it fit really well for the first couple hours but for whatever reason at the end of the night i just fell out of it. If i gained alittle bit more weight it would've been a perfect fit.
Shriya
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Jun 14, 2013

I looked and felt beautiful!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It fit perfectly, the one thing I noticed was that the shade of the dress is different per size but it's a small difference. Otherwise I cannot find anything wrong with this dress!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 20, 2014

Mega flattering, structured, all over gorgeous

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Alright so I wore this to a summer wedding in 100 degree heat. While my hair & mascara didn't hold up this dress did. It is a little heavier but it is amazing. Very well structured, beautiful skirt & the pictures do not do the color justice. Pale gray/purple but not overly purple, just subtle. Great dress!
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Apr 24, 2014

Great neutral dress, but a little on the small side.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for a graduation ceremony. It ran a little small and was a little tight around the ribcage. I ended up wearing a blazer over it, but I still really liked the look. The details on the bottom were pretty and the dress was very well-constructed.
Amy
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115 lbs
May 6, 2014

Simple and elegant head turner!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit perfectly. Very fitted but comfortable enough to dance and eat in. No bra necessary, I would not recommend for small busts. I wore a simple pearl necklace and earring set, my hair up to show off bare shoulders and neckline, and peep-toe pumps of the same color with back detail.
jeannette
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Oct 20, 2014

It runs really small....

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Bought this dress on a RTR sale and I had to give it away because it was WAY to small. I own over 20 BCBG peices and this one ran smaller then the rest by far. It fit my little cousin who is normally a size 4. Maybe this is why they where selling their collection of it. Either way, my experience with RTR was fine. Dress arrived clean, ready to wear and I knew before I bought the dress from them that there would be no returns. Oh well.....
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