Patricia Gown

$122 to buy
$1540 retail
Stylist Notes

Go for ladylike elegance Lady Mary would admire. This embroidered tulle gown by Catherine Deane is a timeless piece for your black tie affair.

Our model wears the gown with Oscar de la Renta’s Etoile Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for 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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for 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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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

Product Details

Embroidered tulle bodice with navy matte jersey skirt (bodice: 100% polyester, skirt: 68% rayon, 27% nylon , 5% spandex). Long sleeves. Boat neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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71 reviews
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(1)
True to Size
(31)
Small
(28)
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 4, 2013
Compliments Galore in this gown! Quality of gown exceeded expectations.
Pros: The color combination of champagne lace and navy skirting was just simply amazing. The fit was extremely comfortable. Surprised to find the 14L and 12L to be far too large. Unfortunately the 10L was already booked out to another customer. Now for the Cons: 10R on someone 5'9 wearing 3" heels was still just silly. I truly needed the 10L. There is a slip underpinning and it never felt quite secure. You will need an extra set of agile hands to get these buttons secured! Once my husband got the gown buttoned, the hook and eye came undone. It had arrived this way and I had just assumed it wasn't properly fastened once it was received in. I do believe now the threading has just come undone and will need to be properly looked into before it goes out for the next renter. The gown itself may not photograph as elegantly as the image above. Don't let that stop you from renting! I had people coming up and stopping me all night long to tell me that my gown was their favorite. I was worried I had chosen too conservatively but clearly that wasn't an issue! We were unable to get any full length photographs. In the second photo you can see my husband unbuttoning the gown to try attempt to fix the hook and eye on the underpinning, all smiles, this gown is GORGEOUS. **It should be noted this gown has a very high waist, think right below your breasts** My experience with RTR was 5 stars from start to finish. Customer service was excellent, fast, top notch and I will Rent the Runway for all of my events in the future.
NilaDecember 12, 2013
Love it :0)
LauraFebruary 22, 2014
Gorgeous!!! You wear it well!
SuzanneMarch 3, 2014
You look beautiful!! Not sure if the dress is wearing you or the other way around...stunning!!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 6, 2013
I wish I could have had the chance to wear it.
The dress is absolutely beautiful. The skirt flows like no other. However, I was not able to wear it as it was too small in the bust for and the next size up was not available. The only thing I found daunting about the gown is all of the tiny little buttons up the back. You definitely need someone to help with the buttoning and zipper.
lovetoshopNovember 8, 2013
How long was the skirt? I'm only 5'2, would it be terribly long? Because of my chest I would have to size up as well but an 8 might be way to big. Wish there were more reviews on this one!
CatarinaNovember 11, 2013
I'm 5'7 too. Was the long skirt 'too long' for you or just right?
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
November 11, 2013
This gown made me feel so beautiful and elegant. Got complimented all night long.
Very comfortable. I'm usually a size 8 and the 8r fit perfectly. The black and cream with the lace was perfect for my formal event. Truly made me feel like I was on the red carpet!
EMarch 3, 2014
Hi Tiffany, it sounds like you and I might be similar sizes, was the dress too long for you in the regular length? And the description says to order up in size because the waist is snug, did you try more than one size or just the 8R? Thanks! - Erin
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 11, 2013
Sexy classic.
I'm 5'2", 115lbs, 32DD, 26" waist and I had to size up to a 4R, this dress would have been perfect 4" shorter yes even with 3.5" heels on! The slit was really high, it showed up underwear so I got away with holding my dress shut as I walked since it was so long. The sleeves hit nicely and the built in bra was ok, I used tape to make sure it didn't slip off my chest through the night. I did notice in some pictures you could see the underwire and because of the netting I couldn't readjust it. Overall with some tweaking the dress worked out great for the event.
LexaDecember 5, 2013
Hello! I'm 5'2" as well and thinking about this dress–what style underwear were you wearing that it showed? I hope not bikini! I love this dress but the height of the slit makes me so nervous. I'm hoping it's not actually a slit that goes up to my hip!
DaceDecember 9, 2013
HI! I was wearing spanx like boy-shorts. If you double stick tape your thigh to the dress at the slit it should be ok..or maybe tape it together lol
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
December 3, 2013
Beautiful gown for a black tie affair
This was the perfect dress for a formal winter wedding. Everyone told me it was their favorite in a wedding with 400 people. the dress is very full in the front and with the pleats, the slit wasnt too noticeable. The only con i would note is that the corset portion of the dress kind of sagged. It had two slots to attach straps to the dress but straps did not come with it. and once the dress was buttoned up (which was tedious to do), it was hard to adjust the corset portion. However, I fully enjoyed wearing this dress and found it very beautiful. The bottom is a deep navy color which goes great with the gold upper part.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
December 7, 2013
Chic and comfortable
I loved this dress, and especially that it was easy and comfortable to wear. I wore a strapless bra which worked well. I am 5'10" and wore 2 inch heels. I could have gotten away with wearing 3 inch heels, too.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
December 21, 2013
The dress was both literally and figuratively breathtaking
So here's the skinny on this dress: if you are tall, it is amazing because it has a slight train in the back so it is plenty long. If you are athletic (I've been a swimmer most my life) and have lats, the waist is REALLY high-well above the natural waist on a tall gal-and difficult to close. It took a team of three to squeeze me into this thing. Mind you, I am thin, and in most dresses would wear a size 2L. So just be ready for that...order your regular size and a size up as your backup...if you're like me. Now for the upsides, this dress was GORGEOUS. The button up back was fully worth the effort that it took to get it buttoned...and unbuttoned ;) The embroidery was impeccable and stunning. The skirt was flowing and regal with an amazing sky high slit. Wax, shave, moisturize, because that leg will be on full display (one of my favorite things about this dress). The flowing movement of the skirt as you walk makes you feel like you stepped right off the runway. I love this dress and will definitely keep my eye on patricia dean in the future. I wish i had gotten better pictures of this dress, because it was TOTALLY elegant and beautiful beyond what you are getting in these pics...it completely fulfilled my expectations. I love rent the runway, the customer service is without equal and I will rent from this company again and again. Theres nothing like wearing a 2000 dress and paying a fraction of that!
cindyJanuary 23, 2014
You looked amazing.
JarrettMarch 29, 2014
Were the sleeves long enough?
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
January 3, 2014
Gorgeous--but needs improving.
First off, this is a gorgeous dress and I got compliments all night. 10 minutes into the event, someone who was greeting everyone turned to me and said, "You officially win best dress of the night!" Fantastic, but my chest is being crushed by a-cup underwires built into this size 14 dress and I spent a total of two hours trying to camouflage the lumpy effect the underwire created on my chest area. The dress fit true to size, with the exception of the underwires which were clearly a design flaw, since the underwires didn't even match with the size of the ballet-tank-like under shirt that is built into the dress, below the gorgeous detailing. My chest looked flat and lumpy, thankfully, the effect was minimized by the detailed, gold floral detailing, but it was still uncomfortable and made me feel less-than-confident. If someone at RTR is reading this: please pull the dress and have the underwire removed (it doesn't need it!!) or redone so this dress is worth the expense and lives up to its potential. The rest of the dress: I wore a 14 Long, perfect on my 5'9" frame with four inch heels. Surprisingly, this dress is NAVY and GOLD, not cream and black, as the RTR photo suggests. I had to buy all new heels to go with the dress, which I wasn't expecting. The gold as a gold-meets-rose-gold look to it, and the navy is dark with a great sheen. You might consider buying costume tape for the slit, which is a little high, or taking a dark safety pin to the top of the slit, to give you a little more modesty, especially if you plan on dancing---which can result in an awkward moment where you may have done a frontal flash when your partner spins you. Just, you know...FYI. Also nice about this dress, the arms are generous--I've got more muscular arms and a surfer's upper body and I fit great in the 14. Overall, fantastic dress, but make sure RTR has fixed that underwire issue before you rent.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
January 7, 2014
STYLIST REVIEW
Amazing gown! I wore the size 4 as this dress runs very true to size. I am 5'8" and wore the long length with 4 in gold metallic sandals and it was perfect. The slit was higher than I expected and hit at the upper thigh. You can wear a strapless bra with this dress but it also has built-in cups, so I went bra-less (34" DD.) This dress will turn heads and is a must-wear for a black tie affair!
RemicaSeptember 26, 2015
I am 5'8". They are only have the regular length for the days the I need to rent, so do you think it would be long enough with 2"-3" heels on me? Thank you for your help!
RemicaSeptember 26, 2015
I am five eight with 2 to 3 inch heels...I don't know why it made the first comment with all the odd symbols for my height.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
January 8, 2014
Everything fit except my back wouldnt close! I am a 34D so was very surprise the chest was so small
I usually wear size 2 and 4 Women dresses. They did not have size 4R available as a back up so had to go with size 2R which chould have not been a porblem because usually if a dress size 2 is tight it woudl be in the hip area and this one has a flowy skirt so I did not anticipated a major problem. That was until I realized the back wouldnt close! I am a 34D bra size and the gap was like 2 inches apart and there was no way on earth I could get it to close :( so sad beacause this one my husband's first choice dress. Eneded up having to wear the backup design which turned out to be stunning too just in a different way. Beware and go a size up if you have breast!
NikkiFebruary 5, 2014
How was the length when you had it on without shoes? Like was it over the floor or draped a few inches? Im 5'1" too and nervous about the length!
RajayFebruary 6, 2014
yes, please comment on that. I am 5'1" as well!!!
VivMarch 26, 2014
I had the same exact issue! 2-inch gap in the back and couldn't zip it up! :(
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 72
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 25, 2014
The many compliments I received!
The dress is elegant. It is very long. I am 5'7" and had to hem it 4"! The embroidery on the bodice is much golder than the photo shows.
KristinFebruary 9, 2014
Hey.. how did you hem it?
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 30, 2014
I loved this gown. However, there was only 1 strap attached to the bodice.
The dress fit true to size but the bodice kept sagging because the straps were not there. Other than that it was a great.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
February 18, 2014
Absolutely beautiful dress. Definitely runs small, so size up. Comfortable and flattering.
Wore this dress to a Southern wedding on an old plantation. Got so many compliments and felt super glamorous. It's a beautiful, unique dress, and it is very flattering, especially if you hate your hips, as I do mine. Unfortunately, the intricate buttons down the back are gone. There are just three buttons at the top of the dress, and the area where the laced up buttons would be is open. RTR should disclose this since the buttons are such a unique feature. The fact they were missing didn't ruin the dress for me, but I wish I'd known ahead of time. Dress definitely does run small. I usually wear a 2 or 4, depending on the designer, and I wouldn't have fit into this dress if it was any smaller. Overall though, I definitely recommend it.
RTR CustomerMarch 29, 2014
What color heels did you wear with it?
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 6, 2014
Very Small in the chest, but stunning in person
The lace looks nothing like in the pictures, its much more gold. Also there are not buttons all the way up the back. This was my top choice gown when I ordered and also my top pick when it arrived until I tried it on. Only 1 size was available and it was the size I typically wear so i ordered it. I couldn't even get it zipped there was about a 2 inch gap when trying to zip the top. The bottom is lose and flowly but if you are blessed up to size up 1 or even 2 sizes! For reference I am a 32G though, so this could be the issue!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 21, 2014
Truly elegant!
Sadly, because of the winter weather disruptions, this dress did not arrive in time for me to wear to my ball. However, you better believe I still tried it on once it did arrive! I will definitely be renting this dress again. It's a little more expensive than my usual rental budget but it's certainly worth it. Very unique and surprisingly comfortable - truly a show stopper! The slit is very high, as mentioned by previous reviewers. However, with proper awareness (and proper undergarments), it shouldn't be a problem. The bodice isn't quite as delicate as I imagined based on the pictures but it's still lovely. Hopefully I'll get to give this dress a real test-run at another event in the near future.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 26, 2014
Stunning dress, but runs small! Size up!
I typically wear between a size 2 and 4 depending on the designer, and in this case, the 2 was much too small for my ribcage. (So far in most of the dresses that I've rented from RTR, I've fit in the 2 with 4's as backups.) There was at least a 2-inch gap in the back, impossible to zip up all the way. I had ordered a 4 as my backup size, but for some reason, it was unavailable, so RTR sent me a random second dress of a completely different style. As gorgeous as this dress is in photos, I really wish I could've given this a 5-star rating, but due to fit, I have to give it 3 stars as my overall satisfaction with this order was disappointing. The long dress had holes along the seams, the bodice sagged since it's a soft-bodice and there are no shoulder straps to keep it up. The sagging was noticeable in flash photos so it was uneven under my bosom. The slit is very high, but not a problem so long as you walk with the slit in your grasp. The mesh sleeves and embroidery were fraying a little bit, but only noticeable if you looked closely. I still love how beautiful the gown is and think it's stunning - would love to try this in a 4R for a better fit. The dress I received was not the same one pictured on the site. Like other reviewers who have worn this dress, my dress only had 3 buttons on the back and was strapless. Not sure how a designer could have two variants of the same dress, but it's still lovely. I definitely think the full row of buttons would've been lovely and the straps may have encouraged a better, less-saggy wear. As noted in the product description, the skirt is a dark navy, not black like it appears on the model. Size up for this dress! It's one of the few RTR dresses where I couldn't fit into a 2 like I normally do.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 29, 2014
Got SO many compliments in this dress. I absolutely felt like a princess.
The only area that was tight was the bust/bodice. If you are busty or have wide-set shoulders, this may not be a good dress for you.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 31, 2014
Fabulous!!
The dress fit perfectly and was the perfect length for my 3in heels. I got tons of complements all night. Thank you RTR for making the night unforgettable!
BetsyApril 3, 2014
you look great!
RTR CustomerApril 8, 2014
What color heels did you wear?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
August 3, 2014
Getting a new dress
Unfortunately a week before my event I got an email from rent the runway saying that the last person to wear the dress in my size had "damaged it beyond repair" Rent the Runway, however, was very accommodating and sent me three dresses (two of one in different sizes and one completely different dress) for no extra. so on delicate dresses realize this is a possibility but no the Rent the Runway will help!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
September 3, 2014
Beautiful but really small!
I could fit a 0 or 2 depending on the make but the 2 on this didn't close. The 4R closed but was really really tough. Once on it's beautiful. The bottom part of the dress is pretty comfortable and the flow is nice. I'm 5'6" and with a 3" heel, the length was perfect. I didn't wear it in the end since I like the other dress that I ordered more but it is beautiful and would be a dress to wear to a formal affair.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 18, 2014
Perfect untraditional wedding dress
I wore this dress for my untraditional wedding and I have never gotten more compliments in my life. I thought this dress was going to be black on the bottom, but it is actually a dark navy blue which for me still ended up working but I would have loved it even more if it were black. This dress DOES run very small. I ordered a 2L and a 4R because a long wasn't available in size 4. I am usually a size 0 in dresses so I thought I would be ok, but the 4 would have fit perfectly if it was long enough. I ended up wearing the 2L and it was ok, but a little tight around my ribs... but who needs to breath on their wedding day right? ha! Also the embroidery detail was fringing on the dress a bit and there was a few snags in the lace top, but they weren't in very noticeable places so I wasn't too worried about it. The button down detail on the back no longer exists and now it is just 3 buttons with a keyhole (I added a picture where you can see) which is still pretty, but not as awesome as all those buttons. Overall I loved the dress and I'm ecstatic with the way the dress fit my wedding theme perfectly and how I looked on my wedding day. Photo Credit: Set Free Photography
T.ReazyOctober 31, 2014
You look beautiful in those pictures! Love the one you're by yourself looking towards the ground.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
September 5, 2014
Elegant and unique
I got this dress for my nephew's wedding, I was officiating and it couldn't have been more appropriate. The fit of the underwire bra was a little tight (I am a full B cup). I love the slit, since the dress is covered up having such deep slit gave the dress a bit of sexy. I posted the picture on social media and got a lot of instant message questions to where I had gotten that gorgeous dress. The dress is very long, I got super high heels (like 4.5 inches) and still drag a bit but then again, I am very short. The experience with RTR was unbelievable, my sister and I both got dresses and we both loved it. Their customer service was impeccable. I got this dress, it fit and didn't have/need a back up, my sister however ended up getting three different dresses until she got the perfect one. We would use RTR again for sure.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 3, 2014
Such a let down..
I love Rent the Runway and my last four rentals have all been fantastic....but this dress looked nothing like the the main photo shown. The color of the top portion of the dress was much darker and the underbody was more brown/beige than a light nude. The detail stitching I was attracted to was sadly bulky and frayed. The umpire waist came up so high on me I looked pregnant. The dress I expected was elegant and the dress I received was extremely frumpy. I unfortunately waited until the last minute to rent it and was left without time to swap. My luck had been so great previously I didn't even think twice. Whoops!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
January 15, 2014
Obsessed!
This dress is beyond gorgeous, I have never gotten so many compliments on any of my gowns. The slit on me was just right, it was high enough to be sexy but long enough not to cause any Britney moments. The dress definitely runs long, I'm 5'4'' and with 3 inch heels I still had to hold up the side all night. NOTE- unlike in the pictures the gown does NOT have button all the way down the back which was a major disappointment, it only has three at the very top. Still a gorgeous dress however without that major detailing I find it hard to justify the 300 rental price.
AshleyOctober 6, 2014
How did it fit in the bust? What bra did you wear??
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 14, 2014
The Detail on the top was BEAUTIFUL! Lots of compliments :)
I was very excited about this dress, it was exactly what I wanted. It had everything, there wasn't one thing I didn't like or thought was missing out when I first saw it. I was a bit scared because I thought I'd be 4L and they only had 6R. I thought it was going to be big on me. When I received it, I tried it on immediately...I thought it fit like a glove, although the top net fabric was a little baggy. I wasn't noticeable to it wasn't a big deal. Now the bad part was the zipper. Sigh. The last dress I got had the same zipper and this one as well. They're so complicated. So hard to zip! Right before the event I couldn't zip it all the way up. I lied down, sucked it in and my last option was to zip it up backward. I have small chest so I turn the zipper to my busy area and that's how it zipped. Very annoying, I scared for a second. I was scared to brake but it ended up zipping. When I walked in to my party EVERYONE LOVED IT. Many compliments thought out the night. My favorite part was definitely the details on the top but the slit on the leg added the sexy part. (Btw the skirt is navy blue not black) Great dress, satisfied with everything.
ReneeNovember 9, 2014
where did you get those shoes from? what color is it?
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 23, 2014
Beautiful dress! Giving 4 out of 5 stars only because the fit was odd.
I was so disappointed when this dress came- it is such a pretty gown but it didn't fit me right at all. I am usually between a 2 and a 4, and after reading this dress ran small I went with the 4R (the 6R would have been my backup but it was unavailable). The 'bustier' top underneath is strapless, and although it was shaped, I would have worried about it coming down all night. The waist is very high and has no stretch to it. I have a fairly long torso so the waistline of this dress was about 2'' too high for me and because of this, I couldnt get it to zip all the way. The sleeves were a little too short for me as well. If you order this dress I would definitely order a size up, maybe even 2 sizes up for your backup.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 23
October 29, 2014
This dress is gorgeous! I received so many compliments all night at my engagement party!
This dress fits pretty true to size. I am 5'9 and I got the 12L and it was the perfect length with a small heel. The top is beautiful. I ordered two sizes and one of the dresses did not have the adjustable straps on the inside to keep the lining up. The dress I wore, however, did have it and it was comfortable. The slit of the dress is wayyyy too high and I had to use some fabric tape on it before I left the house or I would have been showing everyone what was under my dress. The dress is very flowy and looks beautiful in pictures!!! Would definitely recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
February 14, 2014
So glam, so chic, so everything I wanted!
This dress was beyond beautiful. The sheer sleeves and top were GORGEOUS (and will be on any skin type). The bottom was so flowy that you felt like you were flying when walking. The slit was a little high for me, so I just used some tape to fix it and that worked out fine. I didn't wear a bra with it because of the built in corset and that worked out pretty well, too. Just make sure to do some adjustments on the internal straps as it was a little tricky to get into. Overall, a beautiful dress that I wish I could have kept instead of returning!! Also note, that the color is a very dark NAVY, not black, and the top is a very light tan/champagne color. I wore some nude pumps and that worked great. Had also considered gold pumps and they looked good, too. You hardly need any accessories for this dress, it's such a showstopper! Truly enjoyed!
LMarch 2, 2014
What size heels did you wear?
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 3, 2014
Worn for an Air Force Ball and felt like to most beautiful woman in the room.
The bottom navy fabric was very staticky, I had to spray between the layers with hairspray to keep them apart. When I pulled it out of the box the very high slit, that I was so excited about was stitched together making it come down about 6". I ended up "ripping" the stitches out for over an hour trying to keep it pristine and undamaged. Once that was done it was perfect. It was worn with simple nude heels and Anton Hemus Lotus Pendant Earrings, found on RTR, they went together well. The editorial pick Oscar de la Renta Etoile Earrings definitely look the best and match the colors better, but they were not available for my event. I will definitely come back for more, especially for special bridesmaids dresses or a lovely justice of the peace wedding dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
May 23, 2014
Film Festival Opening Night Gala
Wore this for the opening night gala of a film festival. Loved the detailed top of the dress. There are several buttons missing on the back and it forms a keyhole now, which was fine but the buttons are a beautiful detail I would have liked to have on there.
KathyNovember 12, 2014
how was the length?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 16, 2014
The bottom is Navy
The dress was beautiful but I'd recommend it to small chested women. I ended up not wearing this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
December 9, 2014
I had so many woman come up to me and ask where I got this dress! It was stunning!
I am usually between a 2 and a 4 depending on how the dresses run so I always get one of each size! The 4 fit perfectly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
December 17, 2014
Another girl had on the same dress, we both looked so fabulous, we took a photo together!
This dress and I went through all of the emotions together. When it first came, I really didn't love it but it ended up being another great rental! The color is definitely a dark navy and a cream or antique gold on top. The biggest thing that surprised me was the sleeve length; I felt as though they should have gone longer down my arm, but they were really more of a 3/4 length sleeve. The slit is quite high, but I felt like the flowy nature of the fabric kept all the things covered. I wore the regular length with flats to save my feet, and I felt like the top was very large compared to other reviews.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 30, 2014
Amazing!
Fit is true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 173lbs
January 9, 2015
Not for the short waisted
I was in love with the dress from the moment I saw it on the site. I thought it would be perfect for the military awards night I had to go to. Sz 10 was not available so I ordered it in the 12l. I have very long legs and a short waits. This has a very high waist, which hit me in a very odd spot. It did not accentuate my waist. It made it look larger, in fact. Also, there was NO way I would have been able to wear heels with it. It just BARELY touched the floor with no shoes on. Great on the model, no so much on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
January 11, 2015
Elegant!
The 4 fit perfectly. I still wore a strapless bra underneath, but could have gotten away without if I was a little bit fuller in the bust. Lots of comments and lots of standing around with my leg out, as the picture shows. Great for new years! Definitely needed help getting in and out of this dress, but hopefully you'll have some hottie willing to help :D
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
January 17, 2015
Gorgeous, elegant gown!
I wore this to my medical school's formal and felt elegant and sexy-the high slit was a great contrast to the more modest neckline, and I got tons of compliments all night long!The top fit well, though I'm a 34B and could see how anyone larger than a C cup would probably find it too tight. The skirt was plenty roomy, so if you're between sizes, go with the size you are on top. At 5'9 and in 3 inch heels, the long length was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 9, 2015
Made me feel like I was walking the Red Carpet
Absolutely beautiful but heed the warnings. It runs small so ORDER UP! I often wear a 0 and the 2 was quite snug. I made it work but boy was it tight. The dress is a unique mix of classic (the top) and sexy (the slit). Love the navy as everyone else is always in black. Would rent this one again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
February 17, 2015
Didn't wear....
Loved this dress but didn't get a chance to wear it. After reading the reviews that the dress ran small, I ordered a couple sizes bigger then I normally wear. I will order this dress again for a future event.
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
May 4, 2015
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