Flash Forward Dress

$258 to buy
$2060 retail
Stylist Notes

Get futuristic chic in this peplum sheath by Bibhu Mohapatra. Edgy jewels are all you need to be camera ready!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, 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 - 10.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

White cotton jacquard (80% cotton, 20% nylon). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with deep v. Peplum waist. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 40.5” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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14 reviews
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Large
(0)
True to Size
(6)
Small
(8)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
August 17, 2015
PERFECT !!
I wore this for a city planning meeting and it was a hit. I felt and looked like a million dollars! Sorry no picture because I was at work.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 7, 2015
An edgy standout, but still mature
Worn for a relatively quiet New year's eve out in the Philadelphia suburbs. FIT: I am normally a 6 (sometimes a 4), and ordered an 8 as my backup after reading other reviews. I fit into both the Size 6 and Size 8 and was able to zip up both. But the Size 8 was more comfortable, especially after a large dinner! In the first photo, I am wearing the 6 (left) and my friend is wearing the 8 (right). You can see that the Size 6 pulls across the hips a little and pinches in the underarm region, while the 8 caused neither of those problems. The pencil skirt did not hug the legs on either size; the diameter of the leg opening at the bottom hem is really wide. The bodice is close-fitting, leaving little to no extra room in the chest region, so large-chested might not find this dress to their liking. STYLE: The dress has a very professional, mature silhouette, but the print panels on the sides are such a fun, trendy touch that I was able to wear this dress out for cocktails. The semi-plunge v-neck shows just a little shadow at the bust, hinting at cleavage without showing any. I found the print actually a little youthful up close, like a crazy motif you'd find on a garment at Urban Outfitters, but you can't detect this vibe from far away. And the way the panels are designed & sewn in is extremely flattering, so that makes up for the print!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 5, 2014
Classy and 100% Original!
I wore this as an event manager for our annual fundraising Gala in Washington, DC. The dress was AMAZING! It was professional, chic and very appropriate. One of my favorite dresses EVER. Compliments were almost distracting, as I was running around managing the event. Very modern, yet also called "Betty Draper" from Mad Men by a good friend. The length is longer, which is a good look for a more professional event. The peplum wasn't too much, and the panels on the sides were stunning. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 25, 2014
Very flattering fit.
Beautifully made.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
June 19, 2014
Beautiful sheen and classy dress
Runs small, difficult to move in because the hips are so snug. But these are manageable because the dress is so unique in fabric and style. It has a beautiful sheen to it and 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' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 9, 2014
Sophisticated dress!
The previous reviews are true! - There is no slit in the skirt so it's difficult to walk in the dress BUT the color is beautiful. The dress is a timeless piece. No-one was wearing anything like it. Makes you stand out in a crowd!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 19, 2014
Gorgeous and classy
I loved this dress even though I didn't wear it! This was my backup and I only received the 8. I zipped it up without a problem, but it definitely looked like I squeezed myself in there and wasn't going to be comfortable for an all-day event. Basically, the style notes are correct - the cut is narrow and curves should size up. I hope to have another event to wear this and I will choose the 10! My first choice dress fit great and I was glad to have the chance to try this - it is a killer dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
May 17, 2014
I didnt get to wear this dress. While pretty in person the 4 was too big and the 2 was too tight
I rented this for Preakness but the 4 was too big and hung on me. The 2 was too tight in the hips and the chest was too tight. The silk was pretty but has zero give.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
May 14, 2014
CLASSY
This dress is beautifully designed and crafted. However the fit leaned towards more on the uncomfortable side. It could possibly be my height ( the hem fell about 3" below my knee), making it so hard to walk on due to the pencil skirt style., there wasn't any slit on the center back to allow for movement. It was also hard for me to move my arms upward as the armholes were tight. I also had to fix the bust area often so it would stay up ( you can see on the picture how the fabric kind of drooped). I'm not sure if the fabric has stretched, definitely would fit better for those with fuller bust. Overall, I love the style and design, but I wouldn't recommend being on it for too long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 7, 2014
Beautiful pearl sheen!
I rented this dress for the KY Derby. I loved it except that there is no slit in the skirt which makes it difficult to maneuver steps. I probably could have used the size 8, but it was not available so I squeezed into the 6. A word of warning if you have any hips, due to the lack of slit, you will have to completely unzip the dress to use the bathroom as it will not scoot up over your hips. The fabric has no give. The zipper is long, so you will need assistance with that part. Otherwise I loved the beautiful pearl white sheen to the fabric. I wore a normal bra, but the top is somewhat smaller so would not recommend for those with larger bust. I wore royal blue nine west wedge heels to match the color in the dress trim and also rented RTR accessories. Henri Bendel Waldorf Drop Earring, Whiting & Davis Silver Mesh Glam Clutch, and the Ben-Amun Crystal Cambon Pearl Bracelet. RTR never disappoints!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
April 17, 2014
It was my wedding. Perfectly classy for a city hall wedding. My husband thought I looked amazing!
The fabric has no give so be aware. The middle section is supposed to fit close as it is tailored. The skirt part of the dress is perfectly knee length.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 29, 2014
One of kind, unforgettable look
Overall, I was happy with the dress because it is truly a beautiful garment, even if it was not the most comfortable. The dress fit snug with no stretch at all. I had to wear spanx and had to unzip to use the restroom. It looked gorgeous and I got a ton of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 24, 2013
Awesome designer dress
I felt amazing in this dress. The fabric is gorgeous in person and has a sheen, which makes it translate dressier than appears online. I fluctuate between a 2 and a 4, and I wore the 2, which worked because I have a small chest and ribcage. It's very fitted in the bust, so size up if you're bigger chested. This dress is definitely for a straight and narrow person, and better on someone who is tall (it hit at my knees and I'm 5'8"). It also has almost no stretch, so I would size up for backup. Overall AMAZING dress, very chic, perfect for a cocktail party or dinner!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
April 25, 2013
gorgeous dress
This fits true to size (i'm 5'8" 130 lbs and wore a size 4), however, it is extremely difficult to put on as the zipper doesn't go down far enough below the waist and there is no slit in the skirt. Add to that the non-stretch fabric and you might need assistance getting this on. I opted to step into it, and with the assistance of someone else managed to get it up over my butt. After getting the dress on, however, it fit perfectly everywhere and is extremely flattering. Got lots of complements. If I owned this dress I would get the zipper extended and maybe add a slit--you have to take very small steps because the fabric has zero stretch. It is a beautiful dress, however!

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