Indigo Silk Bodice Dress

$75 rental
$450 retail

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Stylist Notes

Wrap yourself in this Catherine Malandrino draped silk bodice for an elegant night out.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly big. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized P, S, M, L

BUST: Great for any cup size- very deep V requires fashion tape to secure top
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with belt
HIPS: Fitted - slightly fitted at hips, but comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra with fashion tape and should be worn with seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly big. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized P, S, M, L

BUST: Great for any cup size- very deep V requires fashion tape to secure top
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with belt
HIPS: Fitted - slightly fitted at hips, but comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra with fashion tape and should be worn with seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

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Product Details

Indigo silk shiny jersey. V Neckline with gathering on bodice. Cap sleeves. Includes belt. Draped skirt. Hidden back zip. 35" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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39 reviews
Fit
Large20
True to Size19
Small0
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
May 14, 2013
I chose to wear the other dress I rented but regretted it. This one was much more comfortable & fun.
It fit a little big but that just made it really comfortable. Great dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Apple
January 5, 2013
Loved the Color
Loved the color, and the length was great, but be aware that the top has a fair amount of room in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 15, 2012
Everyone was complimenting me at an Auction
Fit great, needed a little work on the neckline but other than that perfect
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
December 3, 2012
I received so many compliments! Everyone loved this dress.
The dress fit true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 18, 2012
I felt beautiful in this dress and had multiple people tell me so!
I wore this to a November morning wedding and it fit pretty well. I got lots of compliments and didn't worry about having to constantly fix my dress. I used a different belt than the one provided to match my color scheme of silver and black. The only con was that on the side under the armpits, the hole for the arms is too big, so your bra strap will show unless you use tape or don't wear a bra. Overall, I felt like I looked great and had a great first experience with RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 147lbs
November 12, 2012
Interesting...
This dress was interesting. On the right person, it would be great. It's tummy friendly. The bottom half was a little tight, but the top was very loose. It was also a little hot and made of a heavy material. The design was visually appealing and could hide flaws well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 28, 2012
Hugs in all the right places.
Super flattering and effortless. And made the twin girls look good.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 24, 2012
the fit was ok... i am very petite so the proportions were a little off, but very comfortable.
belt was decent quality, material felt really nice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
September 17, 2012
Beautiful color, perfect fit
Very cute dress for an evening out - really like the drape-y look without the top falling open
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
September 12, 2012
Didn't end up wearing it.
It wasn't flattering on my body at all, I tried it on and ended up sending it back and wearing something I already owned. I was very pleased with the service though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 29, 2012
Sleek Perfection
This dress was understated, yet beautiful. Fit like a dream!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
August 23, 2012
Perfect bachelorette dress!
I ended up sizing down- I'm 5'9" and pretty lean, and have no chest so even the small was too drapey on my frame. Fixed it right up with a safety pin & had no issues- perfect dress for a night in D.C. I preferred to pair it with a wider black belt instead of the one that's included.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 21, 2012
The dress fit well and I heard, "You look amazing" over and over again!
This dress was awesome! It does run a bit large though, so I wore the medium (when I thought I was going to wear the large). There is plenty of room for a big chest. The waist fits an hourglass figure. It doesn't stretch right there, but it was fine for me. The hem is a little bit short, but as long as you pay attention, it works.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 18, 2012
Slightly big
I would recommend going a size down for this dress. I usually wear a medium, but the shoulders seemed too big and fell down quite a bit. Otherwise, great fabric that was wrinkle resistant and comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 7, 2012
STUNNING
I wore this to an outdoor wedding in November. Sorry, no picture. It fit beautifully. I received many compliments from everyone, especially my husband. It was comfortable too. The only downside was the belt. You will need fashion tape to keep the belt down. It was a bit large and the excess would not stay down. I used double sided tape and that seemed to work fine.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
May 10, 2012
fits large on top
This dress looks beautiful in the picture, but fits extremelyy large in the top area. The bottom is true to size, but I felt like I was drwning in the top. I have a size 32DD chest so I feel that it might fit a larger girl (broader) really well. I am between a size 4 and 6.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
March 1, 2012
Pretty and demure dress!
This dress is beautiful and the fabric is really nice and slinky, it's flattering on a larger chest however, if you're petite and shorter i would recommend a different dress. I am 5'2" and it was pretty long on me, I also have smaller shoulders and I felt like i was swimming in the fabric, it may have been better if I ordered the Small, but it wasn't available for my rental date. I wore this on my 10 year anniversary with my boyfriend and he did like it, but i think it would be better for a work event rather than a date night.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 4, 2012
Just being comfortable, appropriate, and not worrying about how I looked :-)
The dress was comfortable and flattering for a full, hourglass figure. The skirt hugs a little tighter then I thought, and the fabric was a little staticy, but was fine with a slip. I got a Large, and a Medium as a back up, but I didn't notice any difference between the two sizes. I replaced the skinny belt it comes with with a large one, b/c with a hourglass figure and a full bust, the tiny belt gets lost. The draping is very well done, one of the only times I wore a great v-neck with out worrying about cleavage all night.
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Size worn:
P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 8, 2011
Cute but Baggy
Dress looked pretty good on, but definitely difficult for Petite women to wear. doesn't really do much for your shape if you're small. Definitely order a size down.
meaghanMarch 8, 2012
We are the exact same size! Thank you for commenting; you confirmed my fears. Would you be willing to share dresses with me that have worked for you in the past? This is my first shopping experience on renttherunway but would be happy to provide feedback for you as well!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 28, 2011
Great for the right body type!
This is a wonderful dress IF you have the right body type for it. I think if you have an hourglass figure or curvy body type, then this dress would look great on you. The draping on the top - helped with fashion tape provided by RTR - really helped the overall effect of the dress. The draping in general looked fantastic and complimented my curves. I will say I wasn't too crazy about the belt. The belt was the same color as the dress so I switched it out for a skinny black belt and added some black patent pumps to complete my look. Would love to rent it again!!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
November 17, 2011
Not flattering
The material is good, but the top is too drapey and the back has a bubble effect that is not flattering at all.
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
October 7, 2011
This dress was an epic disappointment. I thoroughly read the reviews before ordering, so I was ready for the dress to be drapey and require pinning -- that was not an issue. The material was the issue. The dress material was so cheap looking that I would never have ordered it if I had seen the fabric beforehand. Didn't wear it; wouldn't recommend it.
JennaJuly 6, 2015
Absolutely not! I would imagine a Denver wedding in August will be fairly warm but cool off at night. This dress is very light weight. I'm wearing this dress again for a wedding in October! Hope it works for you! Go with a size down in my opinion!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
October 6, 2011
I LOVE THIS DRESS! I have bigger bust, so the looser top fit really well for me. It ran true to size, and I didn't want to send it back!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Apple
September 23, 2011
Sexy and classy dress. I got so many compliments on it. I had given birth, not too long ago; the ruching, along with spanx, camouflaged my poochie belly. The top is a little roomy, so I wore a black cami underneath. The only problem I had was that it had a lot of static, so the bottom kept climbing up my legs. Luckily my sister had a small can of "Static Guard" in her purse!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
September 14, 2011
I am petite but curvy, for me I had to go 2 sizes smaller for a proper fit up top. That meant the "P" size worked best for me. I also felt it looked better without the belt.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
August 31, 2011
I loved this dress! After reading the reviews I was a little concerned about sizing, but my best advice is to order smaller than you would usually wear. I typically wear a 4 or a 6. I ordered the S and the P and the P fit much better. Getting the draping right on top was a little tricky, but some double sided tape kept everything in place. Overall, great dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
August 1, 2011
Loved this dress, but the sizing was weird. The bottom fit very well, however, the top was VERY loose, does not fit like the model in the pic at all. I thought I would be able to cinch it with the belt, but that didn't help at all. The front bodice sash does not fit tight like in the picture
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
June 9, 2011
I usually wear a 4 or 6 so I got a S and M it the S was big and didn't look at all like it did on the picture. The draping on the chest was very big and didn't really fit. I ended up taping it to make sure the front wouldn't open but I still didn't feel comfortable wearing it. If you have a size B cup I would suggest ordering a size down.
RTR CustomerNovember 21, 2011
Hi Gina, we're sorry to hear this dress wasn't perfect for you. We have updated the fit notes to show this dress requires fashion tape to secure the top. Thanks for giving us your feedback!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
June 6, 2011
I did not end up wearing this dress. The color is very nice and the fabric has a good weight to it, but the top was simply too large. I tried a Small, and the top basically fell off my chest...not the look I wanted! In addition, the skirt was pretty short - I'm petite, and the skirt hit me at mid-thigh. This dress would be great for a woman with broad shoulders & good legs.
RTR CustomerNovember 21, 2011
Hi J, we are sorry to hear this dress didn't work out for you. Thank you for sharing your feedback on the dress. We are updating the fit notes to reflect your comments.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
May 14, 2011
Loved this dress! I wore this dress to a formal and it was gorgeous! Absolutely, an awesome choice!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
April 4, 2011
Runs a bit large but at the same time it still fits (weird). I rented a size 2-4. The 2 looked like a 4 and the four fit like a sack. Although the two seemed large it fit nicely. Material is very smooth and the dress did not look worn out. Would recommend.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
March 28, 2011
Wore this to a the church ceremony of a wedding and it worked out wonderfully. Wore it with a short tuxedo jacket which was cute but didnt show off the dress as much. I run large at the bust so it a bit tight at top. Otherwise, this is a great safe pick for any event.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 28, 2011
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
February 24, 2011
Looks,nothing in person as it does in the pictures on here. Too Drapey.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
February 22, 2011
Don't get me wrong. . .the dress is ADORABLE online and the color is very pretty; unfortunatley it didn't lay as well on myself compared to the picture. I have a very small waist, average hips, and a D bust. The small was too small in the rear but fit in the front and the medium was the opposite. I wore the small anyway to a very small wedding and got tons of compliments. I wouldn't rent again and overall disappointed. I'll still rent from here, just not this dress. Thanks anyways RTR!
RTR CustomerNovember 21, 2011
Sorry to hear you were disappointed! Thank you for your feedback. We are updating our fit notes to reflect your comments. In the future, please don't hesitate to reach out to our stylists who can find you the perfect dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 103lbs
November 17, 2010
I liked this dress, but thought that it was pretty big on the top -- and I'm not small chested. I think the sizing on RTR might be a bit misleading, I got the S, but should have ordered the P -- even though I'm not petite. Otherwise the color is gorgeous and it's great for day to night style.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
November 8, 2010
Very flattering, fun dress to wear
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
August 24, 2010
Here I am (4th from L) at a party wearing the Catherine Malandrino dress I rented.
Really loved this dress - it was very sexy, sophisticated & flattering. The belt didn't work for me so I just substituted w/ a wider black belt of mine. You *definitely* need fashion tape to avoid flashing the world!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
August 12, 2010
I rented this dress and did not want to send it back! The fit was great but I found the top to be a little big. Great option for an hourglass figure.

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