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Catherine Malandrino

Monet Madness Dress

$40 rental
$560 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Watercolor explosion! Rent this unique Catherine Malandrino strapless, printed dress for any summer fun events!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - smocking on bodice accommodates all cup sizes
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with pleating detail, which conceals midsection
HIPS: Fitted - slightly fitted tulip skirt at hips with pleating, which conceals lower abdomen and backside
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model) - wrap-front skirt slightly reveals left thigh - for a more conservative look, size up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9'')

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - smocking on bodice accommodates all cup sizes
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with pleating detail, which conceals midsection
HIPS: Fitted - slightly fitted tulip skirt at hips with pleating, which conceals lower abdomen and backside
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model) - wrap-front skirt slightly reveals left thigh - for a more conservative look, size up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9'')

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Product Details

Floral printed cotton. Strapless neckline. Pleated skirt and bodice. Smocking on back bodice. Hidden side zip. 27'' from top of bodice to hem.

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36 reviews

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Small 1
True to Size 23
Large 12
Photos 12
Nikki
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 21, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress would be most flattering on a pear shaped person...
AG
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 1, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is gorgeous and photographs well. I wore it to a beach wedding. It was a little bit formal for the occasion, but the colors and fabric make it fun. There's boning on the inside, so I was able to go bra-less and still have a nice shape and it hid my reception food paunch. Also, the smocking on the back made the dress pretty forgiving. The slit up the middle felt a little racy at first, but it was really hard to show your goods and it was nice to have the length on the sides and back. I usually wear a 4 or 6 and wore the 4 in this dress (only got it in one size). I think a 6 would fit just as well because of the smocking.
Nina
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Jul 15, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Loved this dress! Wore it to a fancy bridal shower and got many compliments. It was my first rental and it gave me the confidence to rent again! I will warn that the piece across the front is a little dangerous when sitting...
JM
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Aug 22, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this dress to an outdoor wedding on Long Island in August, and I loved it. I am between two sizes and wore the smaller size, and the hem hit me just below mid-thigh. Thanks to the boning, there was enough structure where you could wear this without a bra. The design and fabric are also very forgiving if you happen to have a big dinner. It was very comfortable, great for dancing, and I received a lot of compliments. Enjoy!
TA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Sep 7, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I simply LOVE this dress! It hits just above the knee for me so it was perfect length of a garden wedding. The dress really stands out in the sea of black. I love that the back has a little give so you can breath and eat.
Gilly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Sep 14, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I liked this dress and got many compliments on it. The shape of the dress was great for me because it's fitted at the natural waist. The strechy part in the back helped keep it comfortable so the 10 fit me the best.
swt
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 28, 2011

Overall fit: Large
runs a little large, especially loose around bottom- was expecting a tighter fit. bust is framed but fits strangely, like there's some extra space. dress has pockets, which is a nice detail, but weirdly the two front "flaps" of the dress can be pulled apart. pretty design, nonetheless! in retrospect, i should've ordered down for backup size and not up as i usually do.
Moni
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Oct 5, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Great dress! I wore this to a friend's wedding and got lots of compliments. Due to my shape, it was tighter on the bottom than on top, but thanks to the tulip shape it wasn't too tight and was very flattering. Great for pear shapes. Would definitely rent it again!
S
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 13, 2012

Think it looks better online!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
First experience with RTR and unfortunately it was a bust :( The dress was way too big on me and it balloons a bit on the butt. I actually ordered 4&6 because I'm generally in between those sizes and have gained 5 lbs - I thought I'd end up with the larger size. The 4 was loose on the butt and on top because it stretched quite a bit which is great for bigger chested gals. I wasn't too impressed with the print - it looks way brighter online and the whitish area were more like a yellowy cream. Had to return and wear a back up
TMP
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jul 29, 2012

Pretty but runs large

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress is very pretty but ran very large. I could have used 2 sizes smaller. I loved the material and thought the pattern was prettier in person than in the picture. Wish it fit!
Kitty
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 107 lbs
Aug 10, 2012

Pretty colors

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs a little bit big on the top hem so it needed to be pulled up occasionally, but just sitting it looks nice.
Bails
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 13, 2012

Loved that this was relatively casual but more fun than your average sundress.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved the colors in this dress - pastels plus brighter shades. There are tons of accessory and shoe options. I wanted to dress down so I wore with a white shell-like necklace and flat sandals. The fabric was pretty casual - its cotton, though it appears silk in the pic. I think Catherine Malandrino runs small so I got the 4 & 6 but wore the 4. Someone with a larger chest would probably need to size up.
Annie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Aug 15, 2012

Great dress but had tears

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore the dress to a recital dinner for a beach wedding. The dress was very comfortable and light, which was nice because the weather was humid. I got lots of compliments on the dress. Only downside was that there were slight tears along the seams at the sides.
EmDem
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

Got lots of compliments in a sea of long even gowns. Was flattering yet super comfortable!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a black tie wedding. Per the invite "evening gowns were preferred" but this number worked just fine with some pretty earrings and a chic updo! The fabric seemed lighter/airier than I would have imagined. The fit was super comfortable due to the elastic portion in the back, althought the elastic in the back bunched a bit on me. It's a classy, pretty dress. Also, my RTR experience was awesome! I can't wait to rent for my next wedding next month!
Jennifer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123 lbs
Aug 27, 2012

Nice fit, but stretched back

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Overall, I loved the dress but unfortunately the back which is elastic was very stretched out and drooped. I called customer service and was very very impressed with their response and solution. As this was my first experience with Rent the Runway, the issue with the dress will not deter me from renting, again due to outstanding customer service.
Kristy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 15, 2012

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this for graduation and it was easy to make formal with accessories even though the dress is cotton. Colors were slightly more muted than the pictures but still beautiful. Some have noted that the slit can ride high but I didn't have that problem.
Erin
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

Great for an outdoor wedding.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to an outdoor wedding, and was a little worried about the neck line, but the dress was very flattering.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 12, 2012

A great dress, but runs large.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This was my back up dress and I did not end up wearing it. It ran a bit large, but was very pretty and overall fairly flattering.
Elaine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Oct 28, 2012

Perfect dress for an outdoor wedding!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress!! It was perfect for my friend's outdoor wedding on Memorial Day. It fit perfectly and thankfully it was also very comfortable to wear. The temperature hit a high of 93* and I was cool and stylish. I was able to wear my own strapless bra (although if you have a smaller chest than me you may not even need one.) And who doesn't love a dress with POCKETS!! I paired my look with a simple pair of gold heels and gold jewelry (both of which I wore to another wedding earlier in the month) Great dress!! Of course I wished I could have kept it.
Annie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 5, 2012

Very cute!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to my college graduation under my gown. So cute, and comfortable. The wire poked out a bit but it didn't look so weird that I cared a lot about that.
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 6, 2013

Lots of compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is such an easy dress to wear. It fit well and was so comfortable! It was great for the spring wedding I attended.
AnyoneButJordan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118 lbs
Apr 15, 2013

Cute Dress -- Flirty and Perfect for Summer!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a summer wedding. Fit great the whole night.
Melissa
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
May 26, 2013

This dress got many compliments. I had a great night and felt very comfortable wearing it to dance.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented sizes 10 and 12(12 being the complimentary size), and the 10 was just a little too tight to be comfortable for the whole night (I don't normally wear short or form fitting clothing). I loved the pockets! The print was fantastic. I'm a bigger girl and the dress didn't make me look big.
winecountry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 20, 2013

Perfect warm weather garden or winery party dress for grown-ups.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Seriously thought about buying this dress, it's got a great fit and is incredibly comfortable. Wore it to an industry event held outdoors. The tailoring creates a classic but cute shape for the dress in the front. Elasticated smocking on the back meant that you could wear a strapless bra and it fit comfortable. The dress is quite short (mid-thigh) but drapes nicely so it looked great with heels without looking tacky.
A.O.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Oct 19, 2013

love these colors for an outdoor summer wedding

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I picked the dress for its colors -- fresh and fun, yet still classy enough for an upscale summer wedding. The dress that I wore was a little big -- it seemed like the elastic back had been stretched out a bit. The fabric was also more soft and cotton than fabric you'd associate with formal wear, so it felt a little casual, but it could be easily dressed up with jewelry and shoes. I am pretty short, and I found the length to be great for me. So if you're taller than average, you might find it a little short.
Jamie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116 lbs
May 14, 2014

loved the colors, perfect for early spring

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered down for my backup size because I didn't want to be pulling it up all night, and I was glad I did! One surprise was that the wrap is not connected, so it essentially could become a huge slit at an outdoor wedding in early May if the wind is blowing the right way.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Age: 26
May 28, 2014

Perfect for a spring wedding

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Dress runs small. The colors are a bit more muted than pictured on the model. I received tons of compliments on the dress
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
May 29, 2014

Dress didn't work out, but the rental experience was fantastic.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I ordered this dress in a 0 and a 2 (as a backup size). The 0 was way too large in the bust-- it slid right off, and no push-up bra or padding could have helped. It was also a lot shorter than expected, and the colors on the dress were dull and not as vibrant as the photo shows. I called RTR and they shipped me a new dress that arrived the very next day...fantastic customer service, as always!
Rachael
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 30, 2014

Sweet and simple upgrade to the average casual sundress. A shoulder necklace totally made it.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a beach wedding with nude heels and a gold chain shoulder necklace. I got a ton of compliments and felt really comfortable all evening, indoors and out, whether standing, sitting, or dancing. A cropped navy cardigan was a perfect addition once it got chilly. The dresses arrived in really poor condition, which spoiled what otherwise would have been another excellent RTR experience. I'll save that info for the end of my review. What I loved: - The pattern and colors are really beautiful. - The dress is lightweight and very comfortable. - It's easy to accessorize and match shoes. - The pockets are a sweet touch. What I didn't love: - The dress runs large, but only through the waist and hips. If my chest were much bigger, I would have had to size up, which would be frustrating with the rest of the dress already quite loose. - The fabric has zero stretch, which makes fitting difficult but crucial. This would be a more all-pleasing dress in a material other than cotton, something that hugs and gives along the curves. - The tulip hem is problematic if it's really windy. I learned this the hard way! - The design is unflattering in the waist/stomach; the pleats and drapes add bulk. I'm a legit hourglass, so I prefer to accentuate this area rather than hide it. If you have a little extra in the gut then it's probably ideal. A little bit of a baby bump would even be adorable in this dress. Had the dresses been the quality I expected, my order would have been perfect. Unfortunately, both sizes looked like they should have been retired long ago. It was like they'd been worn by girls who squeezed into them and tested the seams at every angle. The extra-soft cotton fabric was probably beautiful at some point, but it just looked over-worn. The 10 had a ripped seam that allowed the plastic boning to pop out and poke me in the armpit. It also had a stain on the chest - a perfectly round, coffee-colored dot - which luckily blended in with the splotchy pattern (though that color brown is conspicuously absent elsewhere on the dress). I can't blame the dry cleaners for missing the spot, but the ripped seam is a deal-breaker. I went to try on the 12 hoping it was in better condition, but the seam at the bottom of the zipper was also ripped, and the zipper was stuck to where I couldn't even pull it up. (It would have been too big anyway.) Who is letting all of these ripped dresses out the door? To RTR's credit, I contacted customer service and explained the problems, mostly because I didn't want to be on the hook for damages. They offered to send another dress and refunded my order without question. I chose to just wear the 10 and deal with the pokes rather than worry about the logistics of a last-minute hotel delivery. I hope they tighten up on QA.
Ivy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 28, 2014

More casual than I expected, but still got tons of compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The fit was a perfect 6, and I usually don't wear strapless dresses but this one was very comfortable. The colors were fairly accurate to the photo on the website, but the dress was much more casual than I expected. It seemed like more of a sundress. The ribbing on the inside of the dress seemed a little off and uneven, and puckered in weird places, but overall a good dress.
Liza
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Sep 14, 2014

Perfect dress for the occasion.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was absolutely perfect for my sister 's engagement party. Everyone commented on how beautiful it looked. Fit well, true to size. I was glad it allowed room for a strapless bra. Overall I was really happy with my entire experience.
Jessica
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 4, 2014

Beautiful coloration; looked great in photos and somehow made my legs look amazing.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Lightweight fabric made the dress a breeze to wear; plenty of movement in the skirt made for great dancing. My one issue is that the waist cut didn't quite work for me; to be fair, I have broad shoulders/narrow waist, but I still think it could have been a bit more form fitting throughout the torso.
Pearl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

Looked cute in pictures, but fit was awful

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress ran big. I could pinch about an inch of fabric along the sides. It just looked baggy and ill-fitting. I still wore it, and it looked OK, but not as cute as I was hoping when I splurge on renting a dress.
Vern
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 162 lbs
May 18, 2015

I wore this dress for a friend's bridal shower dinner. I received tons of compliments.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I am between the sizes 10 & 12 right now. I could have squeezed into the 10 but I wore the 12 instead. It had lots of wiggle room. I added a baby blue jacket and a salmon colored thin belt. The dress is very comfortable and very flattering for a woman with curves. I was very very happy with this rental. It was perfect for the event and helped me to feel both stylish and beautiful. And as always the service was perfect. I even received this dress a day early.
Ray
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
May 26, 2015

Pretty but HUGE

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
I am a solid 4 and actually on the larger end having had a baby about 10 months ago. This dress was HUGE everywhere, including in the stomach where I have some extra loving, and in the boobs where they are pretty big due to nursing. A bummer because it was really pretty.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133 lbs
Jun 30, 2015

A little racy for the Chamber meeting, but too amazing to skip.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Work
I thought this dress was going to be longer, so when I got it, I wondered if it was going to be de trop for the networking event. I ended up getting a lot of compliments from the lady at the jewelry store where the event was held and it was very comfortable on a summer day. It has boning in some kind of strange places, but seems to work.
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