Cynthia Rowley

Van Gogh Shift

$55 – $90 rental
$410 retail
Stylist Notes

Let your inner fashionista shine in this shift by Cynthia Rowley! Orange and blue floral hues will help you stand out in any crowd with ease. Make it pop even more with kate spade new york accessories’ Green Hot Chip Statement Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Orange and blue printed neoprene (89% polyester/11% elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt. Exposed back zipper. 33” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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142 reviews
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Small
(37)
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
March 16, 2015
Curve-hugging, bright and eye catching!

As previously reviewed, this dress fits like a wetsuit! The material clings to your body and hugs curves almost like thicker spanx. Because of the tight fit, you don't need much underneath. I usually wear a size 4, and I ordered a 4 reluctantly, but the dress I received was true to size. This dress worked great for my husband's 30th birthday surprise party!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 22, 2015
Great way to keep it all in

Wore this to a friends wedding in Napa. The thicker fabric was great for when it got cooler at night. Like others said it doesn't photograph like it looks. Very comfy dress

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 29, 2015
Feeling hot in neoprene!

Loved this dress! Comfortable and sexy without feeling inappropriate given the print and high neckline (although I did wear a blazer over it). I usually wear a 4-6 in dresses and ended up wearing the 6 because it was a bit longer, but I'd have worn the slightly tighter and shorter 4 if I'd been going to a bachelorette party rather than a work event.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 17, 2015
Unique and Flattering

The material on the dress is similar to a wet suit. I loved the dress and wore it to a rehearsal dinner. I ordered a 2 and a 4 but ended up wearing the 2 because the 4 was too big around the neck. I received numerous compliments and would highly recommend it to other people!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 32
June 2, 2015
Great fun dress for an outdoor wedding.

This dress fit great and was very flattering. I received many compliments. It is a wet suit type material, which actually nicely keeps everything in. I rented a necklace along with this dress, which I wouldn't recommend due to the stitched black "V" on the dress' neckline. Putting a necklace over that looked silly. Overall it was a great experience.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 19, 2015
I loved this dress! This service is amazing

I lovedddddddd everything about this dress. It was so comfortable. It contours to your body so have your spanx handy if you're curvy like I am.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 28, 2015
I felt like a movie star!

I LOVED this dress! The color, the fabric, the length, everything about it was perfect! I got endless compliments and it truly made me feel confident! A girl during mass came over to me while offering peace and asked where it was from! I simply replied "Rent The Runway! Their the best!" I generally don't wear fitted items as I struggle with my midsection and tend to wear more "flowy" dresses but this particular fabric was very forgiving! I would absolutely rent this dress again and recommend it to anyone!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 3, 2015
Beautiful dress

I like the dress just not on my body type. I have hips and junk in the trunk so I decided to wear the six. Seemed like every time I walked I had to pull the dress down. Other then that it was a beautiful dress.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 7, 2015
Wasn't the most flattering dress.

I love RTR but didn't love this dress. First - it's made of this weird scuba material which makes the dress look kind of cheap. It does hold in all of the curves you don't want hanging out - which is great. I wore a 0 and am normally a 2/4. I'm not sure if the dress was just stretched out from use or if it runs a little big. Also - if you are busty, the dress kind of flattens your chest. I wore a padded bra (and I'm a DD) just to have a little shape. The one good thing is that it was comfortable and easy to dance in.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 27, 2015
SO comfortable and perfect for an outdoor wedding.

This truly fit like a bodysuit but was SO comfortable. Definitely a perfect dress to dance in too. I wish I could own this because the colors / pattern was beautiful and I received so many complements!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 3, 2015
Classy and comfortable!

The fit was true to size, and the material is thick and smooth, so I didn't need Spanx. Highlighted my tan, and compliments all night!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 5, 2015
Beautiful, flattering, and SEXY dress

I ordered two dresses for a wedding and this was one of them. I didn't end up wearing it because the other one was better suited for the event but I LOVE this dress. The colors are bright and it's not too short. It hugs the body (not really a shift dress like in the pictures) and it makes you look incredible. Very comfy. Will rent again

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 7, 2015
This dress is incredible! Comfort beyond belief, yet shows the right curves. Thick, but comfy!

My husband wants me to buy it! It's as flattering as you can get.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 44
October 21, 2015
Trying something bold and different from my typical wardrobe.

Playful yet conservative, perfect for a fall wedding. The thicker material really helps as it was 45F that day. Very firm fitting.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 21, 2016
Flattering material and pretty pattern

I wore the 8 but could have worn the 10 if I didn't want it to be as skin tight. I wore spanx so I was all held in but it really showed everything! Definitely sexy while still being covered up!

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 27, 2016
So comfortable!

This fit like a neoprene glove. It really was amazing, and I got plenty of compliments. My only complaint is that it wasn't very forgiving in hugging the not-so-great areas, but well... Spanx make up for lots of that. Overall, I loved it and was very comfortable all evening. It runs true to size, but has some stretch so it easily accommodates different body types. it did cut in just a tad at the front of the armpit, so I found myself adjusting that from time to time, but that was more from consciousness of how it looked, because it wasn't uncomfortable at all. Great dress overall!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 28, 2016
It was so easy to order and shipped fast.

The dress quality is amazing ! I'm very skeptical about dresses because I'm curvy and it's hard to find dresses that compliment me the right way but this fabric is amazing ! Hugs the tummy and hips all in the right way ! I recommend this dresses on a date !

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
April 22, 2016
Very flattering dress, but too form fitting for me

I got this dress after my first choice was unavailable. It is impressively flattering! Pretty colors and amazingly comfortable. Definitely would travel well. And it could easily be dressed up or down. But in the end, I chickened out and didn't wear it for my event. It was just too form fitting for me. My husband and mom were disappointed. :) Maybe for another occasion! But I also didn't love the smell -- it really smells like you are wearing a bathing suit! I got both the 0 and 2, and the fit was extremely similar. Maybe a little more room in the 2, and possibly bigger arm holes, but either would have worked for me.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 26, 2016
Perfect form fitting spring dress with a pop of color!

I ordered this dress for a spring wedding at a warehouse like venue in the city. I loved the fact that it was neoprene type material--thick enough material to smooth you out but not hot at all. The colors were fabulous and vibrant--orange and violet. This runs true to size! I was sad to return it!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 10, 2015
super cute but runs small

The dress runs very small. I usually wear a 2, but even the 4 was very tight. The dress is of good quality and I love the print, but beware that it is skin tight.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
April 23, 2016
Fun dress!

Great dress that unfortunately I did not end up wearing because spring got so cold and the print/colors seemed out of place for everyday wear. Will def rerent in the summer!

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
May 26, 2016
So comfortable and sexy!!

Very comfortable, tight fitting material but very stretchy and hugs all your curves. Definitely would rent this again!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
June 15, 2016
Bombshell! Amazing color, high impact, very flattering

Fit like a glove, not too short, color was very flattering and made me appear more tan than usual which was a bonus :). Wish I could buy this one!!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 18, 2016
I loved the color of this dress!

As many others have stated, this is a scuba material which I didn't love but is very flattering! The size zero ran big on me so I would say it runs big for its size.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 21, 2016
Glove fitting and amazing colors

Fun, sexy, comfortable dress which fits like a glove and will make you stand out in the crowd. Scuba material but has no sleeves so you can still keep cool. Amazing color/design scheme which is too memorable and makes for a perfect rental.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
July 14, 2016
Comfortable and unique

What a wonderful second option dress! Wow I didn't think I would like the scuba material but now I want to find more dresses like this. All night I felt secure and comfortable. I received so many compliments and the color was great! Thankful this size was available so last minute!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
July 31, 2016
Bump friendly!

I loved this dress! With my ever growing baby bump, I needed a dress with stretchy material. This was perfect! I got so many compliments at my baby shower, and I would definitely rent this again, bump or not.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
August 12, 2016
My sisters birthday!

The material reminded me of scuba wear, but it looked amazing on. Super soft and comfortable! I received many compliments, as the print was different and just plain gorgeous. Would definitely re-rent for the right occasion.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 27, 2016
Colors...wow.

True to size. Loved the colors. Very unlike the color scheme I typically choose which I think makes it so unique. This is a great dress.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
September 6, 2016
My husband looove the look, very for fitting so get bigger!

Fits snug, but like that it covers cleavage. Not my favorite dress but was comfortable enough.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
September 23, 2016
Snug and sleek

The material is awesome and sucks you right in. I had never worn that kind of material but it really did feel like a wet suit. Light enough to wear to an outdoor wedding. It did tend to rise up a bit so watch out for that. I'm short so the dress fell a couple inches above my knees and I would have potentially liked it more if the dress was shorter.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
January 1, 2017
Tons of compliments!

Received a ton of compliments on this dress, but be warned, this dress hugs every curve!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 2, 2017
Pretty pattern and comfy material

Worn to a bridal luncheon, love the material and was perfect for a nice tea prty

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 22, 2017
So unique and pretty! Could wear for so many occasions.

Wore this dress to a wine pairing party. Fit: I rented the 4 with a back up size 6...both fit perfectly, but I figured I'd go with the 6 in case I needed some expansion room throughout the night, since drinking was involved. The thick neoprene was form fitting and held everything in nicely without making me look or feel like I was in a sausage casing. Ideal length for a slightly formal event, falling just above my knees. Material: Again, the neoprene made it feel like a wetsuit, but it was rather nice actually. The color of the dress was a vibrant orange and blue, which stood out beautifully in a sea of black and burgundy dresses. The pattern was just the right amount of busy. The dresses came in great condition, with no zipper issues, rips, snags or anything. This was a great dress and so easy and comfortable to wear. The bold colors and pattern made such a statement that accessories weren't really needed. I wore it with nude pumps and a very simple, thin gold bangle set. I received compliment after compliment with this dress. Makes me so sad to have to return it. I'd definitely rent this again for any number of occasions!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
April 26, 2017
Pretty design! Odd material.

Dress design was really pretty, but the material was a bit weird for me - kinda like a wet suit? It was comfortable to wear, but form fitting and I spent a lot of time thinking about whether it would keep me warm in the water or not. Because the material was thicker, it was flattering despite being tight. I think the sizing was true, probably a bit on the smaller size because I'm between and I had no fit issues (this is the larger size for me).

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 30, 2017
Love!!!

So comfy and cute! Loved the color!

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 131lbs
May 6, 2017
Perfect for a church event!

I really loved the material, it almost felt like a scuba suit. It kept me warm on a chilly Overcast day. The bottom flared out which I did not care for, other than that is was a great dress.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 25, 2017
Outdoor summer wedding

Absolutely loved this dress! Perfect fit and great material. I got tons of compliments. Didn't want to send it back!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
July 6, 2017
Fun bright summer dress

This was a backup dress I got after my first selection was not available to ship. I was weary at first but once I put it on I felt great! Such a fun, unique dress. The material was actually super comfy and didn't leave any sweat marks even after a long, hot outdoor ceremony. I am usually between a 4 and 6. I ordered a 6 because I was nervous about the fit. It fit me well. I probably could have also worn the 4. Since I don't have much junk in the trunk it bunched a little if I didn't pull it down. I'm thinking the 4 may have been tighter. Either way the 6 was still great. Very stretchy material. I received many compliments on the dress!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
July 19, 2017
Gorgeous dress!!!! Runs very small

I loved this dress. The colors are beautiful. It is a thick scuba material and I'm usually a 2 and sized up to a 6 which fit perfectly. Wish I could own it!!!

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