Blue Petal Dress

$1,490 retail

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Stylist Notes

Accentuate your natural waist in this patterned Christian Pellizari dress. We love it with strappy sandals.

Size & Fit

Sized: 38-48, Italian sizing. One length available, regular measures 44'' from shoulder to hem.

Product Details

Printed white floral organza (65% Polyester, 35% Cotton). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 44” from shoulder to hemline. Made in Italy.

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42 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 23, 2016
Gorgeous dress!

Great dress but would recommend for taller figures as there is quite a bit of length and material.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 24, 2016
One of a kind!

I wore this dress to my lingerie shower. Perfect blend of bridal with a bit of color to glam it up! The high low hem is very flattering, but the dress is see through. The slip that came with the dress might as well had been a tank top, so I had to come up with my own slip. However, it was a very beautiful dress and I felt like a princess the whole time!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
May 24, 2016
A M A Z I N G! I didn't wanna take it off

The fit was amazing, everyone made compliments about it. My RTR experience is over the top! Really recommend this dress.

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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
June 20, 2016
Perfect Dress for Wedding

Incredible dress received so many compliments! Perfect length for me (5'5"). The slip underneath is short, but did not bother me! Love love this dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 10, 2016
Princess dress

This is a beautiful dress and I felt very special wearing it. I would recommend having another slip because the dress is shear (I bought one on Amazon for $8). The slip that came with the dress is too short! I got compliments on the dress all night!

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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 29
July 17, 2016
Spring Mountain Stunner

Amazing dress! I had hoped to have two sizes delivered as I am very petite, and the 38R was unavailable so I was nervous about the fit. The 40R fit perfectly and normally I'm a size 0. The slip underneath needed to be pressed to extend the length just a bit, and was certainly short but it didn't bother me as there is a lot of fabric to cover. So many compliments!!! Loved twirling around on the dance floor.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 19, 2016
Too stiff/boxy

I was very excited to try this dress after reading the reviews and looking at the pictures. However, upon trying it on (I rented the 44R, which ran true to size although a little bit long), I was disappointed. Although the dress clearly photographs beautifully, in person it has a pretty stiff/scratchy feel to it and is a little too rigid for my taste. I could see wearing this for a photo shoot, but not for a date.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
August 23, 2016
Beautiful and whimsical!

The dress is super pretty! But the zipper is a nightmare to zip. Where the skirt and top met it is impossible to get the zipper over it. We had to use pliers to get the zipper up. It had plenty of room to zip but did not want to zip. Also the blue belt does not stay down. Had to tape it down. For being $200 to rent it seemed to have lots of issues for how it was made. I got lots of compliments but very hard to deal with!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 4, 2016
Waited all summer for this and it was worth it. Never gotten so many compliments, stunning dress

Little small around the waist

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
November 14, 2016
Runs very small

This dress is beautiful but runs very small I usually wear a 0 or a two and the dress would not close... the fabric has not stretch. I recommend going 2 sizes up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 27, 2017
Bridal shower

I rented this dress for my bridal shower. Unfortunately the 40R was unavailable so I was determined to squeeze into the 38R (which I did... barely). This dress runs small and has no give around the waist where the ribbon is. Also the zipper is tricky. That being said it's a beautiful dress and I loved wearing it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
June 4, 2017
Amazing material

Love the material of the dress it was perfect for a summer weekend vacation It didn't come with a slip so I had to use my own because it was see through without one.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
June 19, 2017
So disappointed in people damaging dresses. :(

I fell in love with this dress a year ago and my dress was damaged in the size I needed. I was able to zip up the smaller size however my boobs looked terrible because they were squished. If you are large chested (I'm a 34F) definitely size up. Wanted this for my rehearsal dinner. Really sucked I didn't have it. It's a gorgeous dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
June 27, 2017
So many compliments!

The material was light and able to wear easily. The slip that was sent was a bit shorter than expected.

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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
August 19, 2017
Rehearsal Dinner

I wore this dress for my rehearsal dinner. I received so many compliments from family and friends as well as random people walking by! I absolutely loved this dress. It was a little tight in the bust but other than that it fit perfectly.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
August 24, 2017
Not quite as expected

Let me begin by saying the dress is lovely. However, the fabric is not soft and flowing. The fabric is a very thick tulle that feels itchy against the skin . The embroidered leaves look a little dirty at the bottom of this dress. Might be time for an oxy clean dip. If you decide to rent this dress give yourself enough time to steam the wrinkles out. The slip is fairly short and there is no stretch in the bust area so not ideal if your a bit busty like I am.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 27, 2018
Many compliments on this beautiful dress.

This is a beautifully made dress. I choose the wrong size but covered it up with a cardigan wrap and still wore it for the Christmas party at my house. It was just family.

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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Age: 20
May 2, 2016
Wore for prom. Gorgeous dress!

Only reason I didn't give it a 5 was because the under thing was missing but I thought it was beautiful!

RashaMay 2, 2016
You look gorg! How was the underthing missing. Isn't that part of the dress underneath? Is it a skirt only or a full slip?
RTR CustomerMay 2, 2016
My "underthing" was missing too! Couldn't wear it and so sad...
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 31, 2016
This was a black tie wedding and it was a magical event. It was great to wear the perfect dress!

This is a beautiful dress. I received many compliments on it all evening. The dress runs a little high waisted, but the bodice fit perfectly once the dress was zipped. Perhaps the next size would have made the waist lower....but I don't know how that would have affected the rest of the fit. I would order your regular size and a size up as a backup. Zipping was a bit difficult at the waist band as it is a bit thick there and you would definitely need someone to zip you up in it. The dress is see through from the waist down, but wearing a short white slip under and it made it perfect. Loved the dress and I really enjoyed wearing it and it was a blast to dance in.

Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 115lbs
July 20, 2016
I wore this dress to my bridal shower. It was gorgeous, and I received a ton of compliments on it!

I enjoyed wearing a dress that wasn't completely white - it was unique. I'd give it 6 stars if I could! Highly recommend this rental!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
December 1, 2016
Cherry On Top

The waist is snug but it didn't bother me much throughout the night. I got so many compliments and I loved it. The fabric is thick which makes all the stitching at the waist minorly irritating if your moving a lot. It was perfect and airy for this summer wedding. LOVE LOVE the length. Im glad I read reviews and bought a small slip on Amazon. It was very much needed. You could tell if you were looking for it, but I dont think anyone did. I am usually a 6. So happy about this one. Photo wouldnt load.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 15, 2017
So many compliments!

This dress is really beautiful and the details are stunning. I wore this dress for my bridal shower and got tons of compliments. The dress runs small, and the fabric has no give. I'd definitely recommend going a size or 2 up. I typically wear a size 2 and wore the size 6. There is one big but here though - the slip included with the dress is tiny! If you have any sort of curves or hips, the slip doesn't even cover your butt. I think it's supposed to hit about mid to upper thigh! I had to buy my own slip to wear underneath because the dress is see through.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 28, 2017
Photo Shoot with the Hubby!

I rented this dress for an anniversary photo shoot with my husband. I loved the dress, however, the fit didn't work out for me. Some of the reviews online mentioned how tight the waist fit. My waist is the smallest part of me so I wasn't concerned about it not fitting. I actually had an issue with the chest section of the dress being so tight - I felt like my boobs were getting completely smashed in the dress. Also, the slip that was provided was extremely short - I'm tall, 5'10", but I feel like even someone of average height would have had a hard time with the length of the slip. Half of my butt was hanging out of the bottom of the slip that you are supposed to wear underneath. Although the dress didn't end up working for me, it is absolutely beautiful and the material is gorgeous! If you rent I would recommend purchasing your own slip to wear underneath just in case the slip provided doesn't work. And I would suggest sizing up for the waist/chest areas for the best fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 17, 2017
Dream dress

I wanted to do RTR for my unconventional wedding because I wasn't interested in dropping $$$ for something I'd wear once. Loved the contrast of this delicate white fabric and the bold blue. What I'd read in reviews are true: you need to tug the zipper a lot to make it move past the belt. When I tried it on, the zipper broke. Slight bridal nightmare. But RTR acted fast and overnighted another dress to me. Double-sided fabric tape came in handy to tack down the belt, the neckline and the slip straps. I had bought white bike shorts, but ended up not needing them under the slip. I received compliments all night from family and friends, even from many strangers while walking down the street.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
September 7, 2017
So sad I couldn't wear this dress. Both dresses had zipper problems & I was unable to wear them!

Dress was gorgeous & so comfortable. I feel it runs small, as I don't normally wear a size 12. Not much difference in size between a 10 & 12.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
December 22, 2017
Chosen as a wedding dress for an elopement.

Runs small! I usually wear a size 2 or size 4, but a 40R (which RTR told me was equivalent to a size 4) was so small that I couldn't even get the zipper up. I should've gotten a size 6 or perhaps even an 8, but it was too late for this occasion, and I instead did an emergency mall run on my wedding day for a dress.

RTR CustomerDecember 22, 2017
Hi There, We're so sorry to hear the Blue Petal Dress didn't work out for your wedding. Please reach out to us either by calling at 800.509.0842 or emailing us at help@renttherunway.com so we can assist you with this. Best, RTR Stylist Lexxis
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
January 9, 2018
The dress was fun to dance in and received many compliments.

This was my backup dress and liked the dress but it was difficult to zip had to rub wax on it and had to last minute run out for a slip since the one included was not appropriate for a wedding.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 5, 2018
Stand out in the crowd!

Fun and flirty dress! It does run small since there is no give and form fitted at the bust and waist area. I wore a size 42 R, (it was snug at the waist on me) which in European sizes is about 6R. It was difficult to zip due to the the outer netting of the dress getting caught. However, this dress stands out in the crowd because of the color and detail of the fabric. It was fun and flirty with the high/low and see through lower section of the dress. I wore silver shoes to dress it up for a more formal occasion and had lots of compliments. I loved wearing this dress!

Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
December 5, 2018
This dress runs really small. Size up one or two sizes for sure.

beautiful material and gorgeous dress.

Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 6, 2016
LOVED this dress

Got tons of compliments on this dress as soon as I walked through the door. Was the perfect thing for a colorful wedding in Mexico. The embroidery on the dress is incredibly beautiful. Some things to keep in mind: the dress is made of a heavy fabric and the inner lining is very short so be careful when bending over. Highly recommend that you wear this with heels (otherwise the dress will overwhelm you and make you look very short).

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
May 10, 2016
Showstopper dress! Fitted at waist and a has a lot of body on the skirt.

I loved this dress! When I first put it on it was a little "puffier" than I expected in the skirt, but I got used to it and really loved it. I am tall (5'11") and thought it was the perfect length. It's longer in the back and shorter in front so if you are very short it would be a very different fit than I had. I wore the 44R (equivalent of a 6) and could have worn the 42R (size 4) except it was uncomfortably tight at the waist. I'm typically a size 6.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 8, 2016
Gorgeous details!... but transparent

This dress was gorgeous and I got so many compliments. It looks vintage with all the embroidered detailing in person. Fit was perfect, though I needed to go with the 46 instead of my usual 44 because of the need for room in my bust. Beware that this dress is COMPLETELY transparent. You will need to have a slip to wear underneath. It's completely see-through. On top, as long as you wear a nude bra, you can't tell that it's transparent. Also, have some safety pins ready because the blue belt isn't sewn in place and will (annoyingly) move around. I pinned it in place and was fine the rest of the night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
June 23, 2016
SO MANY COMPLIMENTS!

The underneath piece was a little short. It definitely made me self conscious on the dance floor - it slid up quite a bit as well, BUT so many compliments and I was pretty comfortable for the hours I was in the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
June 21, 2016
My favorite dress so far from Rent the Runway!

I wore this for my engagement photos and absolutely loved it! I almost didn't want to give it back (but luckily for the other customers I did LOL)! It is as beautiful in person as it is in the photo, with beautiful detailing on the embroidery. I loved this highly unique design, which I haven't seen anywhere else. I got even random compliments from strangers on the street on how beautiful it is, during my photo shoot. My friends can't stop raving about it after seeing the photos. It also fits true to size, and beautifully accentuates your waist line (I usually wear a size 4 and the 42R fit me just fine). However, there are a few little negatives to be aware of. It fits a bit tight at the waist and doesn't have any stretch, so I wouldn't eat a big meal with this! The zipper also tends to get stuck and doesn't run smoothly (my fiancee had to zip me into it). Also, for you taller ladies, be aware that the slip that this comes with may run short on you. I'm 5'4" and the slip was just enough to cover me (hit at my upper thigh). I thought that it may not adequately cover anyone taller though (so taller women may need to provide their own slip--and it is too transparent to wear without a slip. You can see the lines of the slip in my photos, so you see how sheer it is). The material also got a bit scratchy at times (not enough to make me not want to wear it, but it's not the most comfortable thing I ever wore either). Altogether though, I loved how this looked and photographed. It's absolutely gorgeous and worth every penny!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 15, 2016
This was for my rehearsal dinner

Such a beautiful and glamorous dress. Beautiful embroidery over expensive tule. I was walking down the street in Boulder and I heard a group of women who I did not know comment on how stunning the dress was. The only issue (if I could give a 4.9 star I would) was the slip underneath was so short, it didn't even cover my rear all the way, and the bottom of the dress is shear. Luckily, I had a form fitting white pencil skirt I wore underneath and it was perfect, the tule is so stiff the pencil skirt did not alter the shape. So be careful you have another slip or skirt to wear underneath, especially if your grandparents are joining for dinner!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 6, 2016
Everyone gave me a lots "Like".

The dress a little heavy, good for wear in fall or cooler place.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 10, 2016
I ordered the dress for family photos. The photographer was very excited when he saw the dress

This dress is gorgeous. It is really unique and special. The color is vibrant and the details show well. Compliments will be endless. I did skip the slip it comes with and instead wore a pair of white dance shorts and a white bustier underneath.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
January 2, 2017
Perfection in a dress.

I wore this dress for my engagement session and I felt like a perfect princess! To get the negative out of the way, the size I ended up wearing didn't come with the blue ribbon around the waist, which really helps to define shapes, so I had to go buy ribbon, but it ended up working perfectly. And the slip they give you, definitely does not coordinate with the size of the dress, and there was no way it was going to fit. I had to buy a white slip that fit, and wear a white undershirt. But seriously, worth all of that hassle to get this dress!! The stitching is beautiful, and the color is wonderful and bright, and it fits perfectly and it very flattering. Just so many things!! Wish I could have kept it forever!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 29, 2017
Bright, bouncy dress.

My first choice in size was not available (8/44) and the 42 was too tight so sadly I could not wear it. The fabric was a little itchy and it does cut across your chest,neck somewhat high. Not sure if I had the right size if it would have not felt so itchy. It does come with a slip but I could see it being a little rough on legs. I did like it and would try to rent again if I have an occasion to wear it for.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 7, 2017
I wore this dress to a formal wedding.

The dress was a little tight but it made the dress look fantastic. I loved how the dress flowed. This dress should come with a slip however mine did not, luckily I had a slip that worked otherwise I would not have been able to wear this dress. 5'7"/145/Athletic

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