By Malene Birger

Contrast Colorblock Pleat Skirt

$525 retail

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Stylist Notes

Colorblocked pleats play with the eye. This By Malene Birger dress looks great with strappy heels and the Wine Red Karima Clutch by Christian Siriano.

Size & Fit

Sized: 32-44, European sizing

Product Details

Blue chiffon (100% Polyester). Skirt. Hidden side zipper with metal fastener. Fully lined. 26’’ from top to bottom hemline. Imported.

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57 reviews
Fit
Large
(18)
True to Size
(11)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
January 6, 2017
Super cute

Adorable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 13, 2016
Fits really large!

I'm a size 2, sometimes a 4 on the bottom, and this was at least an inch and a half too big in the waist. As a result, it was way too long. Recommending ordering down a size!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 16, 2016
One of my least favorite rentals

This was one of my least favorite rentals for one reason - it's not my style. I did receive many compliments on the unique colors and the interesting hemline. However, the trend of high-low to the side instead of front to back looks kind of ridiculous. The colors weren't my favorite in combination with each other. I got the skirt brand-new, so of course it was in excellent condition. Personally, I'd say 1/5 for design, but it is true to size and true to advertised look, so 5/5.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
October 25, 2016
Not for petites

I'm shorter and smaller boned, and this totally overwhelmed me. Really cool fabric but I think you need to be above average to pull it off.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
32
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
November 6, 2016
One of a kind!

Gorgeous flowy and feminine skirt. I wore it to dinner in Chicago. One of the reasons I love RTR, it allows me to take risk and wear things I normally wouldn't. This was a beautiful piece.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
November 7, 2016
Runs very large

Based on the reviews I ordered one size down. It was still huge. Could have gone 1 more size down, possibly 2. Beautiful skirt but do mind the reviews and size way down. I was unable to wear this and this was my 3rd Unlimited piece this month I had to return unworn due to sizing/quality issues so I was very disappointed.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
November 19, 2016
Comfortable and fun to wear to change things up

It ran a little large - I wish I had gotten the 32, but the 34 was fine and not too big to wear. I wore it with a turtleneck and sweater, which was probably too much going on. I wore high heeled booties because I'm 5'1" and in flats the skirt hit me at an unflattering length and was too close to the ground on the sides. This was something outside my comfort zone, so it was fun to be able to try it and swap it out for the next item in my unlimited subscription.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 25, 2016
Beautiful but big

This skirt is so beautiful!! Runs very large. I'd normally wear a small/medium so I went with medium and it was huge!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 133lbs
December 11, 2016
Fun and colorful; a bit overwhelming

This is a very interesting skirt. I dressed it down with a black tee and denim jacket. The volume of it was a little surprising. I feel a tiny bit lost due to the fabric. Cute overall; a little bit different.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
December 27, 2016
Flirty and fun!

Runs a little big, sat lower on my waist than I waned but super cute and colorful. Lots of compliments and fun to twirl around! Very long if you are short. I wore with tights and booties in the winter.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 5, 2017
Gorgeous skirt to dress up or down

This skirt is great. Flows beautifully and the colors work so well together. I wore it to work and got compliments all day. Dressed it up with a black silk blouse and great necklace for drinks out with my husband another night. Like other reviews said it runs a bit big, especially cause it's meant to be worn at the waist. I was able to pin it without a noticeable difference in how it hangs. But if you're between sizes size down.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
January 15, 2017
Showstopping skirt but it runs large

Rented this for everyday/work and it's really a beautiful skirt. My only regret is not having gotten a smaller size because this is the kind of skirt I want sitting on my waist, not my hips.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 22, 2017
Fun colors!

Wore this with a grey top since the colors are so unique. Probably not the most flattering cut for my pear shape but the colors were so cool I didn't mind.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
32
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
January 24, 2017
So many compliments

I had rented this dress in my usual size before and knew it runs big. So this time got it in a 32 and it was perfect. I got so many compliments from so many people - including strangers! Some even asked where I got it from so they can purchase as well. Beautiful dress. Wore it to a family dinner and then to work as well.

Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 19, 2017
Great Piece

Had some trouble finding the right basics to wear with this one, but finally pulled it off. Skirt is beautiful, fits well. I'm usually a 4 and the 36 fit well. I probably could have gone a size down, but it worked well. Very fun and flirty.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 14, 2017
Love this skirt! Will wear again and again!

I love this piece. The colors are amazing.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
August 9, 2017
Not as cool in person

I wanted to love this. I loved the idea of it! In real life the colors look very "bleh" though. That combined with how long it is end up making the skirt look very matronly

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
August 13, 2017
Beautiful pleated skirt!

It ran a little big and longer than I thought it would be but loved the skirt. Colors pop and got so many compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 31, 2017
Loved

So cute and fun not terribly flattering but not unflattering. It's really fun and just a bit dressy. Tons of compliments from all ages

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
September 5, 2017
Fun skirt

Fun skirt with interesting colors but hard to match with. Also hard to find style of shirt to match.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Bust size: 36A
September 8, 2017
Looks great in photo...not so much IRL

I'm usually a 10 and this is huge on me. Unfortunately, there's no way to adjust the for as it's a zipper and clasp in the back. The design and color is gorgeous. It's also a bit longer than I'd like -- sits above the ankles. Cute skirt -- not the length, size, or fit for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 11, 2017
Stylish skirt for Fall

I really enjoyed wearing this skirt and received a lot of compliments. Beautiful color block. Other reviewers have said that it runs large but it fit me just right at 38 (I'm normally Size 6). This is an item that I won't hesitate to rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 18, 2017
Beautiful but way big

This garment is beautiful but it ran really big on me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
October 4, 2017
Fun pleats and great color

This skirt was fun to wear. Lots of pleats but still light and airy. The colors are great. I have it 4 stars because the waist is not particularly flattery but that could just be me! It runs large. Plenty of room in a size 2.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 27, 2017
Perfect thanksgiving skirt

Such a beautiful skirt. Gorgeous flow, really soft a feminine while still being interesting

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 152lbs
November 28, 2017
Tons of compliments

I wore this skirt to a women's bible study and got a ton of compliments from all ages! Everyone loved it! It was a little large but I loved the colors. Not something I would typically wear but was definitely a pretty conservative option. I would rent this skirt again In a smaller size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 34DD
January 9, 2018
Super flattering

Runs a little too big. Order one size down. Looks beautiful sitting on true waist. Perfect skirt for s family/friends holiday party.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
February 18, 2018
Great style that is so easy to wear

This skirt can go desk to dusk. It is on the longer side but the colors and flowing pleats make it flirty and fun. Dress up or down and be sure to spin because this skirt was made for it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 19, 2016
Runs big

I ended up returning this. I thought I needed to size up (got the 40 which is an 8) but the reality is that you need to size down. Normally I wear a 6 at Banana/Ann Taylor. I should have gotten this in the equivalent of the 4 which is a 36.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
October 4, 2016
Cool, unique cut and color

This was a very fun skirt that I wore to the office. It ran a bit large, I wish I had gone a size down.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 16, 2016
Great style, great fabric and color

I loved this skirt, but even though I normally wear a 2, I rented the 4 since it was in European sizing and I was afraid the 2 would be too snug, but I definitely should have stuck with the 2! Even though it was a little big, I wore it anyway because I loved it. Even my father complimented me on the skirt and he almost never noticed anything I wear. Will rent this again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 179lbs
October 18, 2016
Colorblock Love

This skirt definitely runs large. I wear a size 10-12, so I got a 10. I think I could've easily worn a size 8! It was definitely loose on my natural waist--however, I have a pretty high natural waist, and it's smaller in comparison to my size 12 shoulders and hips. Thus, go by your waist size for this rental. I gave it a 4 out of 5 for the loose fit, but it was a show-stopper. I wore it to work, and I received SO many compliments! To me, it's just a simple skirt with a mock turtleneck, but so many people loved me in it and the color. I would buy it if it wasn't so expensive--in an 8 of course! Enjoyed this rental and it's perfect for your fall/winter wardrobe!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 11, 2016
subtle color and movement

As other reviewers are saying, it was huge. I usually go with 0 or 2, and rented 2, knowing it'll be a little big. But it was way bigger than I'd expected. I'd say the 2 was more like 6 and I had full 2 inches left on the waist. I made do with a safetypin and it was not too bad. The color blocked pleats looked nice when I was walking with the subtle color contrast and movement.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 162lbs
November 17, 2016
LOVE this skirt. So fun. Thinking of keeping it for Thanksgiving Day!

Great with a sweater and flats. A little big in the waist, but doable. I wore it with a light gray sweater, but black would also work well (as seen in many other photos).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
32
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
December 5, 2016
Beautiful and Unique

This definitely runs large. I ordered the 32 and it looked fine but would have been even better if it were a little snugger around the waist. This was perfect with a black body suit for a fall cocktail party. A body chain seemed like a fun way to spice it up. I plan on wearing it one more time to a holiday party. It is unique enough that I wouldn't want to wear it too many times... It is definitely a memorable piece!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 24, 2017
Beautiful colors and movement!

The movement of this skirt is amazing, every time I walked down the hallway at work looking down at this skirt brought me so much joy! I received tons of compliments all day long, this is a truly beautiful piece. That being said, it runs really big and like other reviewers I wore the skirt lower than my natural waist. The RTR site lists size EUR 40 as US 8, but I think it fits more equivalent to a US12.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 17, 2017
Unfortunately this skirt was WAY too big for me, so I was never able to wear it!

Skirt ran way too big, sadly I never got to wear it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
July 3, 2017
LOVE! Still trying to figure out what kinds of tops to wear with it but received lots of compliments

The material isn't shimmery but the cut and style makes it seem like it is. The movement of the dress is gorgeous when you walk. I wish I could afford to buy it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 9, 2017
Pretty skirt, got a lot of compliments.

The skirt is very pretty, I got a ton of compliments. The reviews I read before I rented it said it was big, so I got a size smaller. I still felt like that was large. I like to wear skirts high up on my waist, so I felt like I got have gone another TWO sizes smaller. It was very comfortable, and the length was close to my ankles.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 30, 2017
Beautiful!

I got a ton of compliments on this skirt! It was a little bug, but I wore it anyway! It also was longer than pictured, it went down to my mid calf. Loved this and will rent again!

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