David Meister

Mod Cleopatra Dress

$58 to buy
$358 retail
Stylist Notes

Look gorgeous at the gala wearing this insanely beautiful gold David Meister cocktail dress.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be more fitted on fuller busted women
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; fabric allows for comfortable room though consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up in backup
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Taupe stretch silk satin. One shoulder neckline. Pintucking detail. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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52 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(37)
Small
(1)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
November 9, 2011
Worth it!
It does run a tad bit large, but it still fit great especially for those with larger chests. Definitely recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
November 9, 2011
Getting numerous complements and meeting Miss Texas at the Pink Door Gala in Houston, Texas
This definitely runs a size large. I usually wear a 4-6 dress, 27 jean, small shirt/sweater. The 2 fit perfectly, not too tight at all. Thefabric is silky and shiny, so you need to wear seamless underwear, or go sans.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
November 12, 2011
LOVE this dress!
This dress was a hit at a city wedding. The material was beautiful, and I heard countless compliments on the color. The sizing does run large, and I could have worn the size 2 instead, but I did appreciate how easy it was to sit, move and dance in. Overall, I found this dress to be stunning for somebody with an athletic, hourglass figure. Since it is fitted that way, I wouldn't recommend it to someone who is petite, or very small in the chest or hips.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 121lbs
November 14, 2011
Getting compliments in the bathroom at the event. Also, shaking Bill Clinton's hand in this dress.
This dress was perfect for the gala dinner I attended. It was a great blend of dressy and not-over-the-top dressy. It hugs the body and showed off curves. Highly recommended if you have some hip, ladies.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
November 30, 2011
Absolutely Wonderful Dress!!!!
This was my first time trying "RentTheRunway" and I must say that I plan to use it again and again! I have been telling all my girlfriends about this website. I normally wear a size 12 for my chest size and I purposely read the reviews before ordering the size 10 since everyone was saying that it ran big. The size 10 was absolutely perfect! I got so many compliments that I stopped counting! This dress was a perfect fit for all my curves!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
November 30, 2011
As soon as I walked in the door at the auction, the first thing said to me by a complete stranger was "My, you look glamorous!"
I rented this dress for a semi-formal auction event. I got tons of compliments during the event even though I had to man the tables. The dress fits true to size and even has a little stretch. I may recommend wearing SPANX if you have a ton of curves since this dress definitely will show your curves!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
December 15, 2011
There were two unforgettable moments 1) I paid less for the dress then I did for my earrings. 2) the dress made me the star of the party!
This dress was gorgeous! If you have a booty like Beyonce or J-Lo, I would go "true to size." I paired this dress with Jade earrings and that really made it pop! I was HOT!
dianaMay 21, 2012
This dress fits u perfect!!!! U look awesome in it.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Body type: Full Bust
January 5, 2012
Love this dress!
This dress fit great and was perfect for the wedding I went to on NYE. It's a great length (I'm 5'10" so usually dresses run short on me - not this one!) and was very flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
January 18, 2012
Elegant and glam!
Love this dress! The fabric has a subtle sheen that gives it just enough shine, and has some stretch to it so that it will definitely show off your curves. It's also a great length- not too short, so it's perfectly appropriate to wear to a wedding or an evening work-related event. Highly recommend!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 58
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
January 23, 2012
Classy and chic
Like this dress very much. Fits very nicely and the length was perfect. Didn't want to wear anything too tight or too short for my age (53). Very pretty and comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 25, 2012
substantially sexxay
Beautiful lines, gorgeous color and material-dress smoothly flatters figure without putting all the "goods in the window".
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
February 6, 2012
Great Fit - Figure flattering
This dress is better than expected as the material and fit is so glam! I think you can go down a size in most cases if you have smaller boobs and I think the gathering around the waist makes it look more figure flattering if its tighter. I wore this to a wedding in Brazil but could easily work for a Christmas party. Sad I don't own it, but thanks RTR for making this bomb!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 14, 2012
the look on my fiancee's face
This dress is very classy - i rented it for dinner and also wanted to test-run it for a bridesmaid dress. I will be using this dress as the bridesmaid dress at my upcoming wedding. I am 5'5, 140 lbs, and the 6 fit perfectly....i suggest a strapless bra, and potentially spanx. Follow up - i chose this dress for my bridemaids for a summer winery wedding...the girls loved it, every dress fit perfectly, and the material was stretchy, forgiving, and complimented their figures (my friends have VERY different body types). They were able to wear the dresses comfortably for over 10 hours!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
March 19, 2012
A couple of the nominees asked me, "What designer are you wearing?" :-)
Rented this for the 2nd Annual Buckey Awards for Excellence in the Arts. I was the "red carpet" reporter interviewing nominees as they arrived and winners as they left the stage. I got a ton of compliments on this dress and felt appropriately "award worthy!" I was a little wrinkled by the end of the night, but otherwise still looking good!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
April 30, 2012
Beautiful dress, but too big!
The dress itself is beautiful! Even more pretty than the way it looks on the site. However, it did not work for my pear shape. It fit perfectly around the hips, but I'm very small up too (a small 34 B) and it was swimming in the bust area, so I ended up not wearing it. But it is a beautiful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
May 5, 2012
Glamazon!!
I adored this dress!! I am usually an 8 in pants...i have big hips and a relatively small waist....the 8 was unavailable so I got the 6 and the 10...the 6 fit like a glove :)....the dress has some stretch, and is also lined...it hit just above my knee so was appropriate for my age (42).... I would absolutely recommend!! (I did not find that this dress wrinkled at all btw...)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 134lbs
July 17, 2012
aesome
I ordered this dress foir my sons wedding. Not havibg used RTR before I was a little nervous. The experience was amazing. The dress was amazing. I got so many compliments. Very comfortable - just stunning.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
August 3, 2012
Great dress... Just love it
My dress was great everyone loved it.. Thank to my sister in law,who introduce me. It was my first time...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 5, 2012
Classy and Flattering
I absolutely adored this dress. When I rented, only the 4 was available and my backup size, the 2, was not. Unfortunately, the reviewers are right, this dress absolutely runs large. I could have swung it and tried to wear it but I could grab a handful of fabric and pull it away from my body (and fold it over) on the side seam--so I didn't risk it. Since I didn't order a second look (b/c I loved this one so much) I had to try to snag something else ASAP, which was too bad. I will totally try this dress again for another occasion when I'm sure they'll have the smaller size available.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 28, 2012
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
This was the BEST dress! I usually wear a 6 but fit perfectly in a 4. So many people commented how great I looked. Felt like a million bucks!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
August 31, 2012
Great fit and comfort
Love this dress. The color is beautiful, but as importantly, the way it fits allows you to move comfortably all evening long.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
September 1, 2012
Great fit, flattering
I rented this dress for a nonprofit Gala. This dress fits great, super comfortable, and very flattering. But it's a little boring. Needs fun jewelry to perk it up. It's a nice dress but if I had to do it all over, I would have picked a different dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
September 2, 2012
Gala
I wore this to a fundraising gala and felt fabulous in it, and got many compliments. It was loose & tight in the right places & I was never uncomfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 30, 2011
This was the perfect dress for a Birthday party with a "Golden" theme.
I rented this for a Golden Birthday... Numerous compliments and I was very pleased.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
September 11, 2012
Didn't end up wearing it.
It wasn't very flattering on me. You can see your bellybutton through the dress if you're not wearing anything under it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
September 19, 2012
RTR Customer Service Can't be beat!
This dress was very pretty. The fabric was thick and flattering - almost like a compression fabric. It is very fitted so be prepared. The dress did show some wear - it seems to snag easily and was a little long on me so I decided not to wear it. Also, in person the fabric looked more a drab camel color than a bright gold.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
September 21, 2012
great dress. comfy fit.
loved this dressed!! i was disappointed that they discontinued the size 8, which i thought was my true size. i rented the 6 and the 10 and said a prayer :-) the six fit like a glove. i really appreciate the recommendations for jewelry and makeup. i wore MAC's ruby woo and felt like a 40's hollywood starlit! my husband took this picture because he really loved the dress. thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
October 1, 2012
WAY too big
I ordered the smallest size and was still swallowed up by it. Beautiful color and design, but way, way too big Unfortunate. I was left scrambling for an outfit since my backup was a bust as well. :(
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 12, 2012
I LOVED this dress!
This dress was great. It highlighted by shape without sequeezing anything in. I loved how it felt and how it looked. I highly recommend a more dramatic make-up with it, but it was just a great evening all around, and I received a lot of compliment.s
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
November 17, 2012
stunning dress
i absolutely love love love this dress! I really wish that it was on the shorter side because then I would have worn it! the material was great for covering up my uneven stomach and didn't show every detail as many dresses of this fabric tend to do. the one should look was fabulous! I just really wish it didn't hit me at the knee!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 24, 2012
Very attractive dress.
This was the second dress I ordered - I ended up not wearing it but I would rent it again as a #1. It goes in my B+/A- group as a lovely dress. Fits well - it was a little large around the top, but not noticeably so - I could feel it but my friends couldn't see it. I have never rented an asymmetrical dress before so maybe they're all like that. It could be because I am small breasted, but I have wide shoulders which usually balances that out. Fit well and flattering everywhere else. Color note: it is a shade darker than the photo, which makes it look quite golden; it is not - it is a darker more muted gold, but still very pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 27, 2012
Well made dress, but a bit bland.
Color was not a bright gold, so it already made my pale skin look paler. Ran a bit large as well, but a decent dress for a nice party or affair.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 30, 2012
Wore this for my friend's Doctorate Graduation Party. Beautiful, glamorous and sophisticated...
Compliments ranged from "You look like a princess!" to "HOT!" :) Fit was wonderful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 3, 2012
Classic elegance.
This dress is beautiful. I was a bit surprised by the color, as it was a deeper and darker gold as opposed to more of a champagne, which I had expected from the RTR photo. The fabric is gorgeous and regal and offers a beautiful silhouette. It really doesn't need much dressing up at all! The size 6 seemed only slightly roomy, so I went with the 4, but for the most part it seems to fit true-to-size. Great to wear to an upscale city wedding!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
January 17, 2013
Stand out dress.
I rented this for my law school prom- I loved that I could rent a dress instead of buying one that I'd probably never wear again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
January 29, 2013
Golden Goddess
Beautiful dress! Fits curves perfectly. I bought with a long dress as well and ended up wearing the longer gown, but loved this one too. It was a hard choice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
March 1, 2013
Great for dinner date
This dress fit really well, it was a good length as well. I wore it to a dinner party and had a great evening!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
March 4, 2013
Dress was BEAUTIFUL! But, turned out to be a little too formal for the event
Very flattering material that provides enough support where it's needed (bra wasn't required). RTR made an oopsy and didn't send me my second option of size, which may have fit just a touch better. They were nice about it though, if memory serves they didn't charge me (since I rented two different dress options). I would absolutely rent the dress for a semi-formal or formal event. I really loved it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 18, 2013
This dress was perfect for a winter wedding and I loved the gold color.
The fabric of this dress is thicker than you might imagine so plan for that. Also, the 6 looked a little more snug around my curvy areas than I was comfortable with while attending a Catholic wedding mass so I wore the 8.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 121lbs
September 7, 2013
ended up not wearing it because color not the best for my skin tone
True to size. Ordered both the 4 and the 6 and the 4 was the correct size. The color is deeper darker gold which is not the best shade for my skin tone. Fabric a bit wrinkly too. A very elegant, classy and comfortable dress. Would have liked it if not for the color.
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