Life of the Party Gown

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$1595 retail

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Stylist Notes

Have a formal coming up? Rent this drop dead gorgeous gown by Chris Benz to blow every other dress out of the water! Paired with CC Skye's Gold Pave Pyramid Stud Bracelet.

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 - fitted in bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted throughout natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - dress is fitted throughout so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular is heights below 5'6". Long is for heights 5'6'' and above.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and waist
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
.

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 - fitted in bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted throughout natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - dress is fitted throughout so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular is heights below 5'6". Long is for heights 5'6'' and above.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and waist
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
.

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Gold metallic tweed. Strapless neckline. Stripe grosgrain ribbon belt. Boning at bodice. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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18 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(9)
Small
(5)
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 22, 2014
The dress photographed beautifully!!
The dress fit great, true to size. It was a bit worn... The fabric is shaggy and it in some parts a little too much from excessive wearing.,, only reason why i gave it 4 stars instead of 5.. The sash is AMAZE, it was my favorite part!!
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
April 29, 2014
More gold than blue.
It was a pretty vintage look but it was giant! All the reviews I read made it seem as though it would fit my small waist/large bust but it was giant on me; I looked like I had a huge belly pooch. So alas I did not wear this and opted for a different dress.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 8, 2014
Unfortunately didn't wear
It is a beautiful dress, but beware that the dress is not white & gold like the picture. It's more medium silver & gold. As beautiful as the dress is, I didn't get to wear it. Both the size I ordered and the back up size were too tight across the hips. The dress is cut VERY straight so if you have hips or a bit of a tummy, it is not the dress for you. Even my trusty Spanx didn't solve the problem. :(
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
March 21, 2014
Perfect fit
Amazing! Looks like its worth $$$$$$
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 6, 2014
Beautiful neckline!
This was a little tight in the hips but then poofed out in the waist. The belt is definitely a must to make the fit more flattering. However, the print of the belt DOES dress it down a bit, so consider a different belt (it's detachable).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
January 15, 2014
Maybe not...
I LOVED this dress in the pictures, but it's extremely stiff and hard to wear, it made my tummy look not great....granted I wasn't wearing spanx when I tried it on and I think it runs small in the stomach...The bust area was fine but the tummy area didn't look so hot. Also sorry about the socks in the picture haha I was just doing a quick try on!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 8, 2014
Too large.
This dress ran very, very large.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
October 22, 2012
I felt AMAZING in this dress!
I ordered the 10 instead of my usual 8 and I am glad I did. The belt that came with it was a little too small but I found something and impovised. Still a great rental experience!
Ashly MichelleDecember 25, 2012
Was the gold belt detachable?
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
October 12, 2012
This was my favorite dress that I have rented so far.
I am small busted, so a size smaller fits the bust better. Size 6 is comfortable, but 4 in this dress worked better for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 20, 2012
Not great for wider hips
I received this dress because it was chosen by a RTR stylist who sent it to me when my second dress for an event become unavailable. I appreciate that RTR will hand select a backup dress, but it was not my style. Luckily, my first choice dress was fit and looked great so I wore that to my event, but I tried this one on for kicks. It is made out of an uncomfortable threaded material which I didn't like. I have wide hips, and this dress hugged them tightly. Pretty dress, just not for me!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
August 10, 2012
Beautiful Mistake
In Feb 2010 this was hands down my favorite dress on the site, however for a New Orleans Mardi Gras Ball, i opted to rent a less expensive red gown. RTR called me, said the red gown was in bad shape and they would give me any other gown on the site for the original price of the red dress. When this arrived, I was in love. It is stunning and was the best dress at the ball. The only downside is that the belt was not the correct size (think a size 4 for a 10 dress), however it looked gorgeous without.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
April 29, 2012
Horrible fit, awful fabric
Let's just say I started laughing when I put this on and looked in the mirror. And not in a good way. If you have a short waist and/or small bust like I do, don't bother. It just wasn't happening. I also agree with the other reviewer who compared the fabric to bad 60's shag. I ordered this dress as a back-up style for a formal event, and I'm very glad the first dress worked!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Body type: Hourglass
April 19, 2012
Awful.
Horrible. It fit awkwardly and does not look at all like the picture. In real life it looks cheap. Don't bother.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
November 15, 2011
It was a night I will always remember - thanks to the dress!
The perfect choice for a black tie New Years Eve! I paired it with the Champagne and Chains Necklace by Ciner - the outfit was a hit!!
Amanda FrancesDecember 27, 2011
Could you dance in it? I love it but want to be able to dance!
MeredithJanuary 20, 2012
I do not recommend renting this dress. Not flattering at all and doesn't look the same in person as it does in pictures.
Butterkup1022February 7, 2012
View photos (1)
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 12, 2011
This dress is amazing! Its beautiful and elegant. I wore it to a black tie wedding and received many compliments! I recognize everyone has different tastes, but I disagree with the last reviewer...this dress was truly wonderful and in no way looks like a carpet. There are only a few drawbacks: the leg room is small (the cut on the dress is too short) which means you have to learn to walk like a geisha and the other is that the belt runs small/tight. Other than this I would rent it again!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
February 24, 2011
I've rented 8 dresses from here and this was the only dud. Looks like cheap carpet. Maybe ok for a prom but if you are over 25 and want to look elegant STEER CLEAR. Dress that came was new with tags and went back that way. Felt like a leftover holiday fruitcake no one wanted. Weird sizing too....Too tight on top.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
January 14, 2011
This dress is beautiful. The picture does not do it justice. I orignally rented another dress, but because one size couldn't be shipped, the stylist sent two alternatives. I immediately decided to wear this instead of the original, and do not regret it. I got compliments all night long, but also felt really good as well!!
Amanda FrancesDecember 27, 2011
Could you dance in it?
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
December 23, 2010
The dress fit great but the ribbon was far too small for my rib cage. Luckily, I took the ribbon from the second dress to make one long one and tied it on the side... But it looked gorgeous on.
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