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Carolina Herrera

Take My Breath Away Gown

$475 rental
$3690 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Feel like royalty when you step into this red silk ballgown by Carolina Herrera. The sweeping neckline and gorgeous silhouette will have everyone at the black tie event envying your style. Add a jawdropper statement piece like Erickson Beamon’s Hello Sweetie Necklace.

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: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless 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: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Red Silk Faille (100% Silk). Cap sleeves. V- neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. Built in bustier. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in USA.

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7 reviews

Fit
Small 0
True to Size 4
Large 3
Photos 4
Mayra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 7, 2014

Bombshell gorgeous!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is amazing! A classic. The structure, the color, everything about it is so glamorous. I got a size 4 and a 6 as a back up. Personally I think both fit the same, I just ended up wearing the 4 since it was less wrinkled. I wore this with the Erickson Beamon Girlie Queen Necklace, which is also spectacular.
ingrid
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116 lbs
Jan 24, 2014

Ordered 2 dresses. The Herrera was too big and chose to wear the Blumarine.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I normally wear a 2-4. This gown is gorgeous but even in the 2, it was too wide in the shoulders (mine are narrow), wide in the hips and too long (I'm 5'5") even with 4" heels. Ended up with my other choice.
michelle
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 3, 2014

Gorgeous color, but long in the waist if your are petite

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is beautiful. The color is amazing and the fabric is heavy and feels very high quality. I ordered an 8R. I probably could've made the length work for me, wearing the 5 inch heels, but the waist was too low as I must be short in the torso. The waist of the dress was hitting my thighs, which made it too tight and awkward looking. In addition, the shoulders were very wide. Perhaps a smaller size would have worked better.
runstheshow
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Feb 3, 2014

I wore this to the 56th Grammy Award show. The dress fit in with all of the other glamour!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress fit well - just a tad tight at lower ribs (big rib cage)! I used hem tape to put the hem up around 2". I paired this with a Judith Leiber Black Magic Clutch, Erickson Beamon Hello Sweetie Necklace and Oscar del al Renta I See Stars earrings. Everything worked and to be at the Grammy's in this beautiful gown was unreal.
Amy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Feb 17, 2014

Gorgeous, fabulous red dress!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This silk dress is the perfect shade of red. it's glamorous, elegant, and was perfect for a formal Mardi Gras ball. The fit of this dress is wonderful, the shoulders, the waistline, everywhere! it's beautifully lined so that I didn't even need my spanx. I received many complements and felt absolutely beautiful!! I did have to pick up my train on a few occasions, and I did have to wear 5" heels (for all of you 5'2 and 5'3's out there) This was my first, but certainly not my last rental!!
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 27, 2014

Surprisingly comfortable and quite the show-stopper

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very long. I wore my tallest (4") heels and it was borderline too long still. Ran a little large in the waist and shoulder area for me, but fit perfectly through the hips. The waist is much more generous than the picture makes it seem. I also would have wished for some more bust to fill out the top, but c'est la vie. Make some time to steam it before you go - it wrinkles easily. Beyond that, glamour glamour all the way - I loved it.
Alix
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Aug 4, 2014

Perfect fit

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful gown, long and glamorous! RTR customer service made me a lifetime customer!
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