Cynthia Rowley

Van Gogh Shift

$75 rental
$410 Retail

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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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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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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46 reviews

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Small 20
True to Size 24
Large 0
Photos 29
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

A vibrant and unique party dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a really cute and fun dress - though not what I was expecting! The dress is basically like a wetsuit--I didn't read the details closely and missed that it was neoprene! Along with the material, the zipper and stitching really are reminiscent of putting on a scuba wetsuit. Although that description might seem like a poor choice for a wedding rehearsal dinner, I was very happy with it. As one might imagine, the neoprene fits snugly. I usually wear a size 0 or 2, but went with the size 4 on this one. The smaller size fit okay, but it was a bit too "glove-like," so I would definitely recommend ordering the backup a size up. One added bonus is that it doesn't wrinkle at all, so if you need to pack it in a suitcase, you can be confident that it will be ready to go when you unpack, even if your suitcase takes a beating
Joanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 2, 2014

Such a unique dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is great! It's made out of a neoprene, wetsuit material which is thick and comfortable. It hugs in all the right places and was not even too short on me, which is unusual. I received so many compliments and would definitely rent it again!
Ang
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 6, 2014

What a fun, unique dress choice for a girls night out!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This is European sizing so the 6 fit like a 2/4. The neoprene wore really nicely and I didn't feel like I needed Spanx because of the thicker fabric. Not sure this would be a good choice for warmer weather. Nice length. Not too short. I wore with the House of Harlow gold cuff and chandelier earrings.
Alyson
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 12, 2014

Fun party dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This was a really pretty fun dress. The fit is very snug. I went up a size to be comfortable. If you are tall like me I would highly recommend going up 1-2 sizes. But I was comfortable and loved the dress. Could be dressy or casual depending on how you style it. Racer back bra worked perfectly.
Karla
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
May 10, 2014

Nice spring dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I generally don't opt for a print (especially a floral this large), but the rental option made it a good time to try something new! The neoprene fabric felt a bit like a wetsuit...it wasn't too constricting though. This shift was very stretchy in case you have some moving/dancing on the agenda! I wore this to a John Legend concert at an auditorium, although it would also work nicely for a brunch or dinner out during spring. While the color combo was nice, it wasn't my favorite rental ever
Erin
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
May 22, 2014

I wore this dress for my graduation and graduation party. I got so many compliments.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I am a curvy girl so it wasn't as loose fitting on me as it was on the model. It fit me like a glove, and i loved it.
Beth
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133 lbs
May 23, 2014

N/A

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Ran a bit small and wasn't very comfortable.
aek
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
May 28, 2014

The colors are beautiful!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This is a very form fitting dress!
AlohaGirl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122 lbs
May 29, 2014

Odd fit

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved the pattern and colors. Fabric was a bit heavier than I expected, but I was still excited to wear it until I turned around in the mirror and saw the odd fit at the back of the skirt. It flared out in a strange and unflattering way. There was nothing I could do to make it look more "normal", so I was unable to wear this dress. I am bit short-waisted, and also only 5'4", so perhaps taller women with longer waists could wear this well.
Kate
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Jun 1, 2014

Neoprene FTW!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Most comfortable dress ever! Probably would've worn the 0, but the one I was sent was actually larger than the 2!
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 3, 2014

Lots of compliments. Rides up but manageable.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Nice dress.
Sarah
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Jun 4, 2014

scuba-esque cocktail dress with bold pattern, rich colors

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a May wedding. I have fair skin and dark hair, so I avoid pastels in my wardrobe and loved that this dress had rich, deep purple and deep coral. The thick, flexible scuba-like material made it more formal and chic than it might have been with thinner material. It skims the body but isn't shrink wrap tight. I really liked it and didn't need to add much jewelry or other styling. A few things you may not be able to tell from the descriptions and/or pictures: The design on the dress is printed and flat, so nothing protrudes. There is also a narrow, black, V-shaped seam along the chest, and another black seam along the hem, almost like the seam you would see on an inside-out garment. Also, the 2 was ironically much tighter than the 0. I saw that another reviewer had the same issue.
Eleni
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133 lbs
Jun 8, 2014

Best experience!!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fits like a glove
Mary
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 8, 2014

Loved the dress. Very flattering but still classy because of the length, fabric and print. So great!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
flattering, bright colors, more fitted than the model.
Leigh
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 21, 2014

Fun evening and the dress hit the mark.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The dress was a bit tight in the rear area, so it did not fit as well as I wanted it to. The fabric is unique and easy to wear.
Cait
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 29, 2014

Strange dress but it worked!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The material of this dress and plastic black zipper up the back make it like a wetsuit! Definitely not something I would try on my own but it worked wonderfully for a friend's bachelorette party! It was rather form fitting but the material stretched a lot so it was very comfortable regardless. Its thickness and bright wild pattern camouflaged any body flaws. The neckline is very conservative so I used double sided tape to "hem" it up a bit so that I wasn't too "covered" for a bachelorette! FYI there is black stitching on the dress that you can't see as well in the model photos. I was able to ignore it but was very apparent.
Doris
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 69
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113 lbs
Jun 29, 2014

Fun dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The colors are great! The material does feel like a neoprene which allows for plenty of dancing. I agree with other reviewers that I was pulling it down after standing up. This was my first rental, and the original dress I ordered did not fit so this one was a last-minute decision. It worked well.
Jasmine
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Jul 28, 2014

Bright, different, neoprene!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the print and colors of the dress. Material is a stretchy neoprene, which is comfy, but it definitely hugs your body and so would say if you're not comfortable with that i wouldn't recommend it. Because of the material, also tends to ride up a bit so did have to keep tugging it back down. Spanx recommended!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jul 29, 2014

Tons of compliments, so comfy & a perfect formal length.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits like a glove, Super stretchy material, Could've worn either the 0 or 2, no big difference in the sizes.
Christina
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 30, 2014

Amazing! Comfortable and got so many compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit comfortably and very form fitting.
D3001
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116 lbs
Jul 31, 2014

This dress is UNFORGIVING! Wear it if your body is super hot.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is very pretty, but for me it was a non-starter. I am in pretty good shape for 41, but the layer of fat over my lower abs was really visible in this dress. It is skin tight, and made of wetsuit material. If you are in fantastic shape, I'm sure it will look fabulous, as the color and cut are very cool, but it does nothing to hide even minor body imperfections. I guess that if I was into wearing Spanks it would have been fine, but who has the time to suffer. : )
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

Perfect dress for a summer wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a summer wedding and I loved it! The material is almost scuba like but it turned out to fit perfectly. It's not restricting at all and very easy to move around in. The colors are bold and I got compliments all night! This dress is true to size and since I am about 5'10 the length was perfect. Would definitely recommend and rent again!
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 10, 2014

Favorite Dress EVER

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is neoprene, but it feels amazing on, like a glove. It was a warm day, but the material reacted quite well to it. The color and pattern is BEAUTIFUL and bold. I felt so great in this dress and recommend it! It doesn't suck you in as much as I thought though, so food babies etc. aren't too hidden.
Morgan
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 11, 2014

Tight fit, beautiful color, fun dancing fabric

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fits very snug. I love the length of it, just above my knee I'm 5-5ish. The color was amazing it shimmered in the day light, perfect for the sunset wedding I was at. Dress it up with black heels that match the stitching on the bottom and the neckline and red lipstick and its unforgettable. I'm curvy and still liked how it hugged my curves it showed me off without clinging to the bad parts. Cynthia Rowley's designs are always impressive and this didn't disappoint as my first RTR purchase.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 30, 2014

Just too small...

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was stunning, but even after ordering BOTH my size and the size up, the dress was just too small. The neoprene bunched terribly around my hips, though the bust fit fine. I would have been able to wear it for a more casual occasion in a different venue, but the tightness made it very inappropriate for a formal wedding.
Megan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

My first rental with RTR and this dress was phenomenal! A modern, playful twist on a cocktail dress.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Flawless fit, incredibly comfortable, stunning pattern, vivid colors. Definitely made to stand out in a crowd. I'm not normally a print person, and wasn't impressed with this dress on the hangar, but it came to life when I tried it on! The neoprene fabric was form fitting yet flexible and very soft. Fun, flirty, unexpected twist for a cocktail or party dress. Received tons of compliments.
Suzie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Wetsuit material! totally weird but also warm and comfortable. awesome dress overall

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The wet suit material took me off guard at first but it was really warm and comfortable. Got tons of compliments. Very easy to dance in. Rode up a smidge when walking but nothing crazy. Fit like a glove. Great for a wedding you have to travel to as it doesn't wrinkly. There is a sewn 'V' on the chest that I didn't notice on the initial pictures but it almost takes the place of a necklace. Hair up or down works really well.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Beautiful colors and perfect fit

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
As I have a larger bust I opted to go two sizes up. I definitely could have worn smaller, but I was more comfortable with the larger size. The colors are bright and fun. It is easy to dance in and I received lots of compliments. First time I'd say, I'll rent it again!
Vanessa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 9, 2014

So Many Compliments

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a friends wedding, and I loved it. My only gripes are: - I have big hips and it kept wanting to bunch up around my waist - It ended up being a warm day, and I was dying because the dress is made of neoprene Altogether though, it was pretty comfortable material. It doesn't wrinkle. And it's beautiful. I loved it and got a ton of compliments from everyone.
Allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

Compliments galore!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Like many others have said, the material is not usual, I felt like I could have gone surfing after the wedding - without changing! But, it fit amazing and I absolutely loved it. Perfect for an outdoor wedding. I didn't notice much difference between the 6 and the 8.
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
Oct 28, 2014

Great pattern!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
up a size due to the neoprene would help!
L
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Oct 29, 2014

Looked like wetsuit material for scuba diving... :(

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The colors were muted vs the photo and the fit ran small. Dress was ok for a more casual wedding but the material definitely makes it less dressy.
Haley
Age: 29
Nov 5, 2014

Bright and vibrant dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I rented a 0 and a 2 and for some reason the 2 was smaller than the 0. The dress is definitely tight. I'm only 5'2" so it was a little long. I wore with black tights and heels. I felt confident and sexy.
katharine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 29, 2014

Fantastic dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
There seem to be mixed reviews on this dress - if you don't like the fitted neoprene type, don't get it. But if you do like it, similar to the Herve Leger dresses, it hugs you and supports beautifully, is incredibly confortable, its like a huge spanx so you need nothing under it. And it's gorgeous and different. I loved it and got tons of compliments. I did find that it rode up a little, but it was easy to subtlely ease it back down - and we were dancing a lot so it was understandable. The colors are terrific too - photos don't do it justice. A real winner.
D
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 13, 2014

Body Con dress - must have flat belly!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Beautiful color and comfy stretch. The contrast stitch detail was really unique and flattering. However, this dress hugs all the body's curves so hopefully you've got tight abs or great shapewear!
brittany
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Jan 14, 2015

So many compliments, was so happy with this dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The color was a little bit different than the photos online. I rented this after the original dress I had picked out was damaged beyond repair. The dress was made of a neoprene material so it fit like a glove, the material was thick but very comfortable. Was definitely very body hugging.
K
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

I normally wear an 8 or 10, but this dress was more of a 6.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Way smaller and tighter than I realized. Had to use my backup dress.
Lalala
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 24, 2015

Loved this dress and the scuba dive material--it doesnt breathe so you do get a bit hot!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
otherwise it fit like a glove. just wear spanx and you'll be good! the color looks amazing in person. i loved the design
RTR Customer
Mar 16, 2015

Curve-hugging, bright and eye catching!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
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!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127 lbs
Mar 22, 2015

Great way to keep it all in

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
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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