Cynthia Rowley

Van Gogh Shift

$55 – $75 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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125 reviews
Fit
Large
(0)
True to Size
(56)
Small
(33)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 18, 2015
It was a Holiday soiree' and I am still receiving complements on the dress
It was great that two sizes were sent, I knew I had lost weight, did not know how much, and did not have time to figure it out. The surprise earring were perfect, I would never have picked them on my own.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 24, 2014
A vibrant and unique party dress!
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
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 2, 2014
Such a unique dress!
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!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 6, 2014
What a fun, unique dress choice for a girls night out!
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 12, 2014
Fun party dress
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.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 14, 2014
The dress fit even better than expected and looked really good!
The material was kind of scuba-suit like, which sounds weird but looked great and was really comfortable. The dress got me a ton of compliments!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 7, 2014
Very pretty, very skinny!
I rented this for my husband's outdoor birthday party but it ended up being so slim and fitted I wore it to work the next day instead. I wanted to be able to eat and drink and not be worrying about the skin-tight on my belly, so I ended up not wearing it for the event I ordered it for. But it was so pretty and I did get compliments from my coworkers the next day in it!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
May 10, 2014
Nice spring dress!
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
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 121lbs
May 14, 2014
Amazing colorful unique dress!
This dress is definitely form-fitting but in a flattering way. The material is very thick; which surprised me but was comfortable. I wore this to a wedding in Charleston, SC and the colors and pattern were a great combo for a southern wedding. I'm still getting compliments on this dress!! Loved it!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 14, 2014
the dress is a thick stretch material but bright and caught people's eyes
the color really made this dress pop. the fit was flattering but tight around the mid-section; with spanx was ok.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 16, 2014
Not what I had imagined or pictured.
Just like another reviewer, I should have read the description of the dress more carefully. When I rented it, there were no other reviewers just yet. Then I would have realized it was made of neoprene. This made the dress very tight and form fitted. I had ordered the 2 and the 4 and did not end up wearing either of them. I also thought the long black "V" stitching down the middle of the dress was very distracting and looked like I was wearing a lanyard. The print is gorgeous and love the contrasting colors. It just didn't work for my body style and the look I was going for.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
May 22, 2014
I wore this dress for my graduation and graduation party. I got so many compliments.
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.
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 23, 2014
N/A
Ran a bit small and wasn't very comfortable.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
June 1, 2014
Neoprene FTW!
Most comfortable dress ever! Probably would've worn the 0, but the one I was sent was actually larger than the 2!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
June 3, 2014
Lots of compliments. Rides up but manageable.
Nice dress.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
June 4, 2014
scuba-esque cocktail dress with bold pattern, rich colors
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.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133lbs
June 8, 2014
Best experience!!!
Fits like a glove
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 8, 2014
Loved the dress. Very flattering but still classy because of the length, fabric and print. So great!
flattering, bright colors, more fitted than the model.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 21, 2014
Fun evening and the dress hit the mark.
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
June 29, 2014
Strange dress but it worked!
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.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 71
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
June 29, 2014
Fun dress
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.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
July 28, 2014
Bright, different, neoprene!
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!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
July 29, 2014
Tons of compliments, so comfy & a perfect formal length.
Fits like a glove, Super stretchy material, Could've worn either the 0 or 2, no big difference in the sizes.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
July 30, 2014
Amazing! Comfortable and got so many compliments!
It fit comfortably and very form fitting.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 31, 2014
This dress is UNFORGIVING! Wear it if your body is super hot.
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. : )
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 10, 2014
Favorite Dress EVER
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.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
September 11, 2014
Tight fit, beautiful color, fun dancing fabric
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.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
September 30, 2014
Just too small...
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.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
October 6, 2014
My first rental with RTR and this dress was phenomenal! A modern, playful twist on a cocktail dress.
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 6, 2014
Wetsuit material! totally weird but also warm and comfortable. awesome dress overall
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.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 6, 2014
Beautiful colors and perfect fit
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!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 9, 2014
So Many Compliments
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
October 22, 2014
Compliments galore!
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.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
October 29, 2014
Looked like wetsuit material for scuba diving... :(
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.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
November 5, 2014
Bright and vibrant dress
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.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 29, 2014
Fantastic dress!
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.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 137lbs
December 13, 2014
Body Con dress - must have flat belly!
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!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 24, 2015
Loved this dress and the scuba dive material--it doesnt breathe so you do get a bit hot!
otherwise it fit like a glove. just wear spanx and you'll be good! the color looks amazing in person. i loved the design
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: 32
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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