Shell By the Sea Gown

$70 to buy
$700 retail

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Stylist Notes

Attending a destination wedding? Dip your toes in the sand while watching the sunset and sipping champagne after a full afternoon of dancing at the reception in this Blugirl gown. Try earrings like the Lee Angel's Solange Gold Chandelier Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - bust area runs slightly large
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with adjustable sash
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7'’-5'11''); slit comes to mid-thigh.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - bust area runs slightly large
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with adjustable sash
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7'’-5'11''); slit comes to mid-thigh.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Red silk chiffon. Strapless neckline with embellishment. Tie waist. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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9 reviews
Fit
Large5
True to Size4
Small0
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 7, 2013
The dress color was gorgeous but be careful of the length recommendations. Dampened the evening.
This dress is stunning in person. I loved it! The fit overall was true to size, however, the recommendations on length are off. I am 5'7" and I wore 3 inch heels for the event. The sizing guide recommended that I order the long and it was dragging on the floor all night. There was at least 2 inches of fabric on the ground and people stepped on it every where I went. I actually had to change after the reception because I couldn't continue carrying my dress around with 2 hands all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 26, 2013
This dress is for women who has smaller chest.
This dress is for women who has smaller chest. My size is 34DD and it look weird on me, especially the location of your breast need to fit the packet this dress offer or else it would look even less flattering. I am usually 2-4 in sizes, and the 40R fits me fine, 38 L was definitely too small. I still wore it since its my own engagement party and I forgot to rent a back up dress this time plus we are traveling.... Strongly suggest anyone who has a breast larger than D, not to rent this dress, no matter how beautiful this picture looks.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
May 20, 2013
Super flattering shape and great color!
The color is exactly like what you see in the pictures. Its an amazing flowing dress and fits fantastically everywhere expect the bust. The bust definitely runs large but is workable. I wore this dress for prom and it was perfect! The length is great and it is also very comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
March 24, 2013
Beautiful for engagement photos
I rented this dress for engagement photos because the I knew the color would be super vibrant on film. I loved how much the fabric showed movement as well. The fit of the bodice is a bit odd - it's very tight at the top seam and sort of cuts in, but the molded bodice is loose. It ends up looking fine, but a little shelf-like in the bust, and is a bit uncomfortable. I'm also tall and rented the long, which was probably not necessary in flats. If you're tall and wearing heals, definitely go with the long, but as a warning - it's REALLY long, so if you're in flats it drags a bit. I could have worn the regular length. Overall, it's a gorgeous color and a really beautiful dress, and I was very happy with my choice!
RandiApril 29, 2013
Gorgeous! :)
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 31, 2013
The color was definitely vibrant and was noticed in a positive way.
I ordered the dress in a 40R because European sizes tend to run smaller than American ones. To my surpise, it was larger than expected. My sister used safety pins to make the top fit well and not slide down. Overall, I was very happy with the dress and received many compliments. I wore 5 inch heels so the dress didn`t drag too much on the floor.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 9, 2012
The number of compliments I received in this gorgeous and flowy gown made me want to rent every day!
I am full figured and I assumed that a European designer might run smaller than it seemed, but I received guidance from an amazing RTR stylist and received a second, smaller size with my first choice. Good thing, too, because the dress ran large, and the smaller size fit me to a tee (made my boobs look great too!) I paired the beautiful coral color with Kenneth Jay Lane Emerald Drop Earrings (also RTR) for a look that got me noticed (even with such a beautiful bride). Thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
August 30, 2012
Not my favorite dress
The color of this dress is gorgeous but the dress itself is only so so. The waist runs true to size but the top is really big and loose. The dress is also really long. I am 5'8", wore tall heels, and was still tripping over this dress all night. The dress worked....it just wasn't my favorite rental and I wouldn't rent this particular style again. I must make mention of the incredible RTR customer service. When I received the dress (and the backup size) neither dress had the sash with it. The RTR team were BEYOND amazing and had the sash over-nighted to the hotel where I was staying and ensured that it would be received before noon.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
August 28, 2012
great dress for spring/summer
I loved how simple and flowy the dress was and the color was pretty (a little more coral colored than it looks in the photos). The only thing was that the dress ran a little large in the bust when I tried a size 40, however it was easier to tailor in the waist with the tie and the length can be easily fixed if you're shorter like me, by using some hem tape. In the end I wasn't able to wear it, but it was a cute dress, wish I could have worn it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 1, 2012
Stylist Review!
The dress is a beautiful color! I could have worn this with 2-3 inch heels and it would have been a great length! This dress runs pretty large in the bust, so I would definitely recommend sizing down for your backup size. The waist is pretty fitted, the belt is adjustable ! Overall, a really pretty dress in an amazing color!
carlyAugust 27, 2012
Was it flattering?
RTRAugust 29, 2012
Hi Carly! Yes, this dress is very flattering!

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