Portman Chiffon Gown

$70 rental
$975 retail

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Stylist Notes

You'll be red carpet ready in this Carlos Miele gown. Perfect for your next black tie event, simply add some sparkly cuffs like the CC Skye's Pave Pyramid Stud Bracelet for the ultimate classic evening look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust, so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at empire waist
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length, gown runs slightly short - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular measures 58” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’3” woman in 3” heels; Long measures 61” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’6” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

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

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Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust, so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at empire waist
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length, gown runs slightly short - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular measures 58” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’3” woman in 3” heels; Long measures 61” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’6” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

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

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Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Navy crinkle silk chiffon(100% silk). One shoulder neckline with beaded embellishment at shoulder. Fortuny pleated bodice. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip.

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28 reviews
Fit
Large2
True to Size22
Small4
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 21, 2014
perfect dress with my baby bump.
This is a dark navy gown that I wore when I was 6 months pregnant. It was perfect!
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
May 14, 2014
this dress! Many people asked where I got it, and when I said RTR they all wanted more info!
Wore this dress for my college senior ball last week. Dress was absolutely stunning! Little static cling, but no big deal, everyone loved it!
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Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
October 15, 2013
Elegant!
When the bride (My daughter!) says "PERFECT dress, Mom".....I knew the dress and I were a hit! Zipper gave me a little trouble, as it was missing a small tooth, but was easily rectified. A tiny bit longer that I had expected, but just gorgeous!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
June 16, 2013
elegant. comfortable dress
I chose this as my back up dress and, although I didn't end up wearing it, I fell in love with it! It fits well and the style offers room and comfort for those extra few pounds I'm always trying to loose. The off the shoulder decorative strap sets the entire dress off. The length is great for shorter women. I had 5 inch heels to go with the other dress I rented, but I could have easily worn 3 inch heels with this dress. I was worried about renting dresses that I hadn't tried on and ended up loving both of them. What a great problem to have! the next time I have a formal event to go to I will rent this dress. It is elegant and comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
May 10, 2013
Classy and elegant
Beautiful fit. Very flattering. You need a strapless bra and someone to help you zip. Looks super elegant, classy and beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 6, 2013
Great dress - very classy
Unfortunately I wasn't able to wear it because it was my back-up dress and they only had it in a smaller size and it didn't totally fit. I think it fits pretty true to size though, but I'd recommend the 4 if you normally wear a 4.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
March 24, 2013
Wore this to a symphony gala in Boston. Cocktails, dinner, dancing - and the dress fit in perfectly.
For length: I'm 5'5, wore 3.5" heels, and the dress was about 1-2" off the ground. The fit was completely easy; no tight waist or clinging in the hips (and I'm a pear, so that's unusual!). The bust is the only real place to watch for the fit. I'm small-chested (34B) and couldn't get the size 36R to zip. The 38R zipped right up (although the zipper was a bit stiff). Definitely avoid the gold or the pearls with this one - the shoulder is quite large and all silver/crystal. It's also very definitely navy in person; it's not as dark as it looks in the picture. This was a black tie gala in a pretty conservatively dressed town - not the place to wear anything too tight or too glittery. This dress fit in perfectly, and I felt like some navy greek statue walking through the crowd.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 17, 2013
IN LOVE
I absolutely ADORED this dress, it fit perfectly and was so comfortable and flattering. Looks great next to a tux at a formal affair! runs true to size. I'm 5'6'' and got the regular length so i could wear flats, but it was the perfect length while i was flat footed so definitely order the long if you plan to wear heels!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
February 13, 2013
Loved being able to try it on at the RTR studio!
Unfortunately, this dress became unavailable for my event and I was given a substitute gown which I did not like. However, I tried this dress on at the RTR Dressing Room in Soho and loved it! The shoulder detail makes the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
December 12, 2012
Gorgeous dress, extremely flattering silhouette and soft fabric.
Fit true to size, wasn't ideal for me since I have a smaller waist and like to accentuate it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
December 7, 2012
Short dress
I never wore this dress because of the length, but beautiful dress! If it fit length wise, I totally love it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 20, 2012
Beautiful dress!
Easy fit, gorgeous dress. I rented it for a wedding and absolutely loved it! Wish I had a reason to rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 17, 2012
Chic gown
Love this gown, easy simple and not a lot of jewelry needed
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119lbs
October 7, 2012
Flattering and a lot of compliments! (but long!)
This dress was fine...just very long! I wore my tallest shoes and had to hold the dress while walking. I even read the reviews but thought people just didn't wear tall enough shoes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 24, 2012
AMAZING!!! The dress was spectacular!!!
Fit true to my size and made my body look amazing!! Everyone at the party commented on how beautiful the dress looked!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 4, 2012
So elegant!
Loved this dress, looks much better in person/on than it does on the website. The shoulder detail is stunning without being overdone, the fabric drapes beautifully, the navy color is very rich. Fits TTS, maybe a little on the large size. Compliments on the gown all night long!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
August 20, 2012
Meh.
My back-up selection became unavailable at the last minute and I had to hurry and make a second selection, so my options were limited. This dress caught my eye and in person, it really is a lovely dress- it just wasn't a good fit/cut on me. I'm pear shape, smaller bust and was wearing this to a formal Military ball. RTR was kind enough to send me two sizes in this due to my order getting messed up last minute- so I received both the 4 and 6, neither fit great. There was ample room in the hips in both sizes, which is usually the area dresses like to cling- but the bodice area simply didn't fit me very great. It was very difficult to zip the 4 (zipper kept jamming) so I moved to the 6, which had the same issue. It was snug and felt like it was digging into me. The empire waist allowed for a roomy hip area, but the top was just okay- it didn't wow myself or my husband. I think a more athletic build would have better luck with this dress, which again, is very nice in person- just not for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
August 20, 2012
Meh.
My back-up selection became unavailable at the last minute and I had to hurry and make a second selection, so my options were limited. This dress caught my eye and in person, it really is a lovely dress- it just wasn't a good fit/cut on me. I'm pear shape, smaller bust and was wearing this to a formal Military ball. RTR was kind enough to send me two sizes in this due to my order getting messed up last minute- so I received both the 4 and 6, neither fit great. There was ample room in the hips in both sizes, which is usually the area dresses like to cling- but the bodice area simply didn't fit me very great. It was very difficult to zip the 4 (zipper kept jamming) so I moved to the 6, which had the same issue. It was snug and felt like it was digging into me. The empire waist allowed for a roomy hip area, but the top was just okay- it didn't wow myself or my husband. I think a more athletic build would have better luck with this dress, which again, is very nice in person- just not for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
August 20, 2012
Meh.
My back-up selection became unavailable at the last minute and I had to hurry and make a second selection, so my options were limited. This dress caught my eye and in person, it really is a lovely dress- it just wasn't a good fit/cut on me. I'm pear shape, smaller bust and was wearing this to a formal Military ball. RTR was kind enough to send me two sizes in this due to my order getting messed up last minute- so I received both the 4 and 6, neither fit great. There was ample room in the hips in both sizes, which is usually the area dresses like to cling- but the bodice area simply didn't fit me very great. It was very difficult to zip the 4 (zipper kept jamming) so I moved to the 6, which had the same issue. It was snug and felt like it was digging into me. The empire waist allowed for a roomy hip area, but the top was just okay- it didn't wow myself or my husband. I think a more athletic build would have better luck with this dress, which again, is very nice in person- just not for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
May 23, 2012
AMAZING
I actually rented this dress as my backup, but loved it so much I wore it instead. The beading on the shoulder is beautiful, particularly from the back. I received compliments all night long and felt fantastic. The fit was perfect- this dress is loose around the mid-section and hips, so would really fit all body types. I usually wear a pants size 10 and dress size 8 because I'm larger on the bottom than the top, and the 40R was great. I'm very small chested (36A) but have fairly broad shoulders, so I was nervous about the fit on the top, but it was perfect. I'm 5'2, but it didn't drag at all with 4'' heels unlike many of the other long dresses. Can't say enough about this dress- almost have to see it in person to appreciate!!
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 19, 2012
This was my first time renting from Rent the Runway. I was overly impressed by the presentation of my two dresses and earrings. Everything was on time which I was worried about! I will definitely rent again!!
I wore this dress to my sorority formal and absolutely loved it. I got so many compliments on it!! I am a tall girl so i loved the fact that it was long enough for me. It was very figure flattering and i loved the chiffon material since it was warmer out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 29, 2012
Classic, Simple and Beautiful.
I rented this dress for a black tie gala. It's beautiful and could fit a variety of body types. I was nervous about ordering the "R" size since I'm just under 5'7" and I love a tall heel, but it was perfect. I wore 4" heels and it was just above the ground so I wasn't tripping. I do think I would have preferred to have one size smaller as I didn't quite fill out the top even with a strapless bra (I'm a 34 small C), but only the 40R was available. The dress is only fitted in the bust area so if you don't have much up there and are debating between two sizes, go with the smaller size if you can't get both. Overall, I thought the dress was gorgeous and it came in excellent condition - I'd definitely recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
February 7, 2012
Awesome and Figure Flattering!
Loved this dress! It fit like a glove and was perfect in length for a taller gal. I even wore 3 inch heels. I received so many compliments on the dress and loved the detail in the shoulder. The detail is definitely more silver in nature and has no gold. RTR paired some gold earrings and a shimmery gold clutch with the dress that I rented but did not use. They were amazing in realizing this wasn't a good pair and refunded me for the accessories (which is against their policy). Thanks RTR. Not sure I will ever BUY a dress again!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
February 7, 2012
Loved the dress and fit. Had many compliments!!
Loved this dress! It fit like a glove and was perfect in length for a taller gal. I even wore 3 inch heels. I received so many compliments on the dress and loved the detail in the shoulder. The detail is definitely more silver in nature and has no gold. RTR paired some gold earrings and a shimmery gold clutch with the dress that I rented but did not use. They were amazing in realizing this wasn't a good pair and refunded me for the accessories (which is against their policy). Thanks RTR. Not sure I will ever BUY a dress again!!!
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Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 29, 2011
Lovely and comfortable dress
Loved wearing this dress. I am 5'8" and the long almost reached the floor with 3" heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 21, 2011
Everyone loved the shoulder detail!
I'm 5' 1" and about 120 lbs, and a small C cup. It fit a little snug in the bust and the arm hole was a little small, but the 38 would have been too big. It was pretty long, and even with about 3 inch heels I stepped on it occasionally. It was flattering though, even if the top layer of chiffon got a little static-y at times and stuck in weird places. Might have worked for someone a little taller. But great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 18, 2011
Tight in the chest- but nice
I'm 5'1 and I'm an hourglass shape with broader shoulders than most girls. Dress was beautiful but it wasn't super flattering for me. This would look great on someone tall. I still looked nice, but I don't think I would pick this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
November 17, 2011
Understated elegance...
I chose this dress with the help of one of the RTR stylist after getting a last minute invite to a black tie gala. Without a doubt, it was the most beautiful dress that I have ever worn--the draping was amazing, elegant and sexy. I felt like a Grecian goddess. I am tall and often have issues with length but I was able to wear 3 inch heels with this dress. The only slight issue that I had was that even though I am very small busted, the dress ran small through the rib cage so I was glad that I had also ordered the larger size as I would not have been able to zip it up--just adjusted the fit with a padded underwire bra--no spanx necessary . The real problem was that the next day--- I felt like Cinderella when I had to mail the dress back!!! Would love to wear this dress again!

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