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CATHERINE DEANE

Simone Gown

$190 rental
$1350 Retail

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Stylist Notes

See jaws drop when you stroll in wearing this gown by CATHERINE DEANE. Stunning black lace will have you feeling confident and feminine as you waltz the night away.

Our model wears the gown with Ben-Amun’s Crystal Peacock Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
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: 2 - 12.

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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
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

Black Matte Jersey (92% Polyester, 8% Spandex). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Open back with lace inserts. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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34 reviews

Fit
Small 19
True to Size 13
Large 0
Photos 14
Ashley
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 9, 2013

This dress was stunning! I was complemented all night long.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I would recommend erring towards getting a long size if you are on the border. I was originally concerned that a long would be too long for me (but it was all that was available) and with 3" heels, it was the perfect length. I definitely could not have pulled off the regular. Also, be sure to wear your hair up because the back is the most sensational part.
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 9, 2013

Comfortable, Elegant, and Simple.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a Black Tie Christmas dinner party. It was a great dress for this kind of event. It fit beautifully, and I felt comfortable but also elegant the whole night. My only issues was I rented a 6R when I should have rented a 6L, so I had to wear shorter heels so the dress would hit the floor. Other than that, it was perfect!
mykat385
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 19, 2013

GORGEOUS, Lovely Material -- Perfect for Winter!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The quality of this dress is absolutely outstanding. The material is lush and falls nicely. The lace back is perfection. You will receive compliments all night! One thing to note -- I would not wear this in summer/hot weather, as skirt material is too thick.
rachel
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 20, 2014

Loved the dress

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was perfect for a black tie wedding. I ordered the 6L and 8L and wore the 8L. Very flattering cut. The long was perfect for me, I am 5'8" and wore 4 inch heals.
Erika
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 22, 2014

GORGEOUS, but runs small!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I opted for the Simone gown as my second dress. Unfortunately, I waited too long to reserve it and the only size available was a 2R. I couldn't even zip it up. If you are a similar size/frame as I am DEFINITELY opt for the 4R and the 6R as your backup gown.
Caro
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 27, 2014

This dress is stunning

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress from the moment I saw it online! I ordered it in a 6L and 8L. Then material on the dress is super heavy and thick making this a perfect dress for a winter occasion. Being that it is so thick, the zipper is EXTREMELY difficult to get up. Once we did get it zipped it looked great. The 6L was a tiny bit long on my and the 8L would have been way too long.
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 27, 2014

Elegant and Gorgeous gown...perfect for a white tie affair!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a white tie gala. It was absolutely perfect. I wore the 4L (I am 5'5) and it was just a tad long...I had on 3 inch heels. You must wear your hair up in this dress to show off the beautiful lace in the back. The zipper was a little hard to pull up. Dress was very comfortable throughout the evening.
Tereze
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 26, 2014

was a great dress for a very formal winter wedding, loved the look and fit!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
fit was great, a little tighter at the waist than I would have liked, but not uncomfortable. fits true to size.
Cassey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Mar 2, 2014

Beautiful back. Front of the dress leaves a bit to be desired

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't end up wearing this dress (ended up with a gorgeous RTR dress, just not this one). It runs small in the waist. I'm pear shaped and usually wear a 6 in a fit and flare type of dress (Kate spade, etc), but this 8R was unflatteringly snug and the waistband hit lower than my natural waist (ie, closer to my hips and not the smallest part of it). Also, unless you have thin upper arms, the front view of the dress is not flattering. That being said, the lace on the back is beautiful, the skirt flows beautifully when you walk, and the fabric is heavy and nice. Overall a pretty dress, just not the best for my body type. I hope this sizing info helps!
Lorrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 2, 2014

Most stunning dress I've ever worn

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I've rented with RTR for years and this is hands down my favorite dress. It's beyond beautiful and comfortable and flowy and seriously perfect. Per everyone's suggestions I rented a long size but it was way too long for me even with 5 in heels. I wanted to wear the smaller size for length but the zipper was a little challenging in back where the fabric gathers. Other than that, It was amazing and comfortable. A sure guarantee for best dressed!!!
Hillary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 7, 2014

The back is beautiful!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit is true to size but the waist is slightly more snug than expected, but still fit perfectly! Heavy skirt, perfect for winter/fall! Loved this dress!
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
Mar 16, 2014

Formal dinner

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I couldn't zip it up over the fabric at the waist. Dress fit fine everywhere else, and I had room to zip, but just couldn't get it up over the "fabric bump." Dress does run small in the bodice, and I'm sure would have been lovely, if I could have gotten it on, but ended-up wearing something else at the last minute.
catherine
Top Contributor
Age: 30
Mar 18, 2014

Elegant. Classic. Not for a sexy look. Demur

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits great flatters curves. Back in lays of lace are very delicate and pretty
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 20, 2014

Ordered as my back up dress. Never wore it but will rent in the future to wear to another event.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful lace details.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 21, 2014

Fit but could not zip up

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Gorgeous dress (with a small amount of tearing in the netting) that could not be zipped up. Could barely zip even on the hanger and would not get past the waistline where the fabric was folded over. Long was perfect with high heels.
LASunshine
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 14, 2014

it was beautiful but i had a problem with the zipper and it ran small

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
fit ran small, fabric was thick and warm, beautiful dress. got lots of compliments.
Alisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 15, 2014

Beautiful dress! Very elegant and timeless.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was very snug at the waist, as others have noted. I also had a lot of trouble getting the zipper to pull up, as the ribbing on the back was very thick. Once on, it was very comfortable. Be prepared to wear 4 inch heels :)
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Apple
May 11, 2014

I felt beautiful against a beautiful backdrop in downtown Philly

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The waist is reallllly tight, and the zipper can get caught if it's too small, so definitely go up a size. Otherwise, super flattering, absolutely stunning back so wear your hair up! The lace detail is really pretty, And the length for me was perfect. I was the only girl not tying my dress in a knot.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138 lbs
Jun 2, 2014

Beautiful back detail to this dress.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The back of this dress is beautiful but if you are not going to wear long hair up I would probably pass. The front of the dress is a lot less detailed and the cut can make your upper body look a bit boxy. It may be better for someone with very thing arms. There is also a lot of heavy fabric so I would recommend for cooler weather. This is definately a fashion statement dress vs va va voom (minus the back).
Diana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 20, 2014

too long. didn't look right for my body.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Looks pretty on the model, but 4 inches too long, and zipping it up was dificult. I went with an alternative.
K
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 23, 2014

Multiple compliments about the lace back

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
All was great with the fit and was very long
Anai
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Jul 29, 2014

Unique & So Luxurious Feeling

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Unfortunately I didn't get to wear this gown. I received it as a back-up in 2R and it just wouldn't zip up (oh, but I tried). The dress feels incredibly luxurious on. Soft, thick, flowy skirt, wired corset & elegant lace! Such a stunner. I am keeping this hearted and hopefully I'll have a reason to rent this one soon in a 4R.
b
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 108 lbs
Aug 24, 2014

PERFECT

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for the "evening gown" portion of a pageant. SO elegant and I was told I looked stunning all day!!! It is unique and brings a lot of character to just a simple, black gown. I would rent again. But, sizes do run small. I ordered a 2R and a 4R, and could only fit the 4 (I typically wear a 0-2).
Aly
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

Awesome dress!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Normally wear a size 6. This dress runs small so recommend ordering one size up. Super comfortable. The skirt is fuller than shown in the picture, however, the dress is easy to walk in. There is slight padding in the bust area so no need to wear a bra or stickies. Would definitely order again!
sierra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 29, 2014

Say Yes to the Dress

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress was gorgeous, runs small around the rib cage area. NOT stretchy at all. Size up if you are wide in the rib cage or bust area.
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 12, 2014

Beautiful, classic dress....lots of compliments!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I found the dress to be true to size...I'm usually an 8, and was able to wear the 8. The "regular" length was a little shorter than I would've liked. I am 5'5" and had to wear only a 2" heel and the dress barely came to the floor. I usually like to wear a higher heel, so that was the only thing. It was nice that it wasn't dragging the floor I guess. I was lucky to find a very low back strapless bra to wear with it and I was very comfortable all night.
Allie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Nov 17, 2014

Classic and elegant

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved wearing this dress! At the end of the night, I didn't want to take it off. I received so many compliments and my husband is still talking about it. The gown is well made with a full skirt for dancing and the regular length was perfect for low heels (2"). The lace detail on the back is beautiful in person. I wore a 4R, but could have gone up one size and been comfortable. I would recommend renting a long if you want to wear higher heals.
Kim
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 15, 2014

Beautiful dress! I wore this to a black tie event for work and received several compliments.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress runs a little small so I went up a size and it fit perfect. Also, the length was a little long for me, but with 4 inch height heels it worked fine.
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 28, 2015

I wore this to a black tie wedding, and it was the perfect dress for the event!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I am 5'7" and I ordered the long version of this dress - and it was definitely too long! And I was wearing 3 inch heels. If you are 5'7" or 5'8" and aren't wearing insanely high heels, I would definitely go with the regular length. I am normally a size 2 or 4 and I couldn't even zip up the 2. Also the the length of the 2L was even longer than the 4L for some reason. The 4L fit perfectly (aside from the length), but if I had weighed just a few more pounds it would have been too small.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 17, 2015

Gorgeous dress, but runs extremely small.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress. I rented the 2R, but I couldn't even get it zipped up. The skirt looked like it would flow beautfilly, but definitely order a larger size than usual.
Mrs. D
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Mar 2, 2015

I would get this dress again.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress has a classy yet sexy look. I would also consider it a timeless piece, you would never look back at pictures and wonder why you choose that dress. It feels great on. As tight as this dress was on the most fitted area of my body it was still very comfortable. The downside is, it runs a bit on the small side. One review said, if you have a wider rib cage you should order a size up. That is true. I had ordered a 4R and a backup 6R. RTR did not fulfill my back up size. Luckily I got the 4R zipped. I would order a size up as your first request and order your regular size as the back up size incase you are like me and don't receive your backup size.
Sammy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 18, 2015

Got lots of complements on This dress! I loved it!

Size worn: 8R
Rented for: Wedding
It's very tight in the mid section where the band is. I normally fit in a six but I had to go with the eight because the band was so tight.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

I felt very elegant!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
slimming, classy, unique
RTR Customer
May 12, 2015

Stunning dress!! I've never felt more fabulous

Size worn: 4L
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress does run small, I would recommend sizing one up for backup dress. I am normally a 0-2 and I couldn't even get close to zipping the 2, but the 4L fit like a dream. The band around the waist does not budge or stretch which is really flattering, but that is only if you can zip it up, of course. I am 5'6 and the 4L was perfect with 3.5-4 inch heels. The dress would have been too long if the heels were any shorter. I wore a sticky bra comfortably, but wearing a bra is not necessary since there is enough padding in the front of the dress. I received countless compliments and have never felt more beautiful!! This dress is the perfect classy/sexy combination.
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