David Meister

Mod Cleopatra Dress

$53 rental
$358 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look gorgeous at the gala wearing this insanely beautiful gold David Meister cocktail dress. Make sure to wear a stunning lip color like the Lancome's Color Design Lipcolor Matte in Red Haute to make your outfit pop! Go with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Drop Earrings and Kenneth Jay Lane's Sculpted Branch Cuff.

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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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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
Small 1
True to Size 37
Large 14
Photos 21
Lindsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 9, 2011

Getting numerous complements and meeting Miss Texas at the Pink Door Gala in Houston, Texas

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Theresa
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 121 lbs
Nov 14, 2011

Getting compliments in the bathroom at the event. Also, shaking Bill Clinton's hand in this dress.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Priscilla
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 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!"

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
KAS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 30, 2011

This was the perfect dress for a Birthday party with a "Golden" theme.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this for a Golden Birthday... Numerous compliments and I was very pleased.
Alicia
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Dec 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!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Rebecca
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 2, 2012

This is me with my friend Amy who also ordered from RTR. We both loved our dresses!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
After reviewing the other comments, I ordered the 4 and added a size 2 as a back up since people said it ran large. The 4 fit me perfectly so I think it was true to size. I received lots of compliments on it all night. I think you can wear this for many types of events. It was very comfortable and I would definitely order it again! As a first time customer, I was so happy and can't wait to try another dress!!!
Hilary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 14, 2012

the look on my fiancee's face

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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!
Carly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132 lbs
Mar 1, 2012

Great Dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was perfect for an evening wedding. However when the dress arrived there was a water stain on the left shoulder side and also the front near the hemline. The 2 fit perfectly but I had to wear the 4 bc the stains were noticeable. The four fit well, but not as nice as the 2. It's a perfect dress for a classy event and still be able to show some skin!!
Alice
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 19, 2012

A couple of the nominees asked me, "What designer are you wearing?" :-)

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Kerri
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147 lbs
Apr 30, 2012

Beautiful dress, but too big!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153 lbs
May 5, 2012

Glamazon!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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...)
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 134 lbs
Jul 17, 2012

aesome

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Denise
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 3, 2012

Great dress... Just love it

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
My dress was great everyone loved it.. Thank to my sister in law,who introduce me. It was my first time...
Leslie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 5, 2012

Classy and Flattering

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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.
cookiemonster
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 9, 2012

Stunning!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The color of this dress is absolutely beautiful. It was very figure flattering and had just the right amount of sheen. I received many compliments. Fit was true to size. My only complaint was that it wrinkled pretty easily.
Vycki
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 10, 2012

Loved it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is probably my favorite rental this far. I felt amazing, it flattered in all the right places, and I received many compliments! The big plus, it was quite comfortable!
Jessie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 28, 2012

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!!
dmac
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 31, 2012

Great fit and comfort

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Love this dress. The color is beautiful, but as importantly, the way it fits allows you to move comfortably all evening long.
Starboard
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Sep 1, 2012

Great fit, flattering

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Briley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Sep 2, 2012

Gala

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Kara
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165 lbs
Sep 10, 2012

Great dress for formal events

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got so many compliments on this dress! I wore to a wedding where my husband was the best man. It was flattering and a great color for me (I have auburn hair). It was a little bit big around the bust for me, and I would say the dress runs a little bit big overall, but not enough to make much of a difference in choosing a size. I would recommend this dress and will maybe try to rent it again!
eda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 11, 2012

Didn't end up wearing it.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
It wasn't very flattering on me. You can see your bellybutton through the dress if you're not wearing anything under it.
Little Lou
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

RTR Customer Service Can't be beat!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
portia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

great dress. comfy fit.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Noel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

WAY too big

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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. :(
Lilith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139 lbs
Oct 2, 2012

shiny fabric complimenting my golden blond hair & wowing the Ex and his posh friends in Notting Hill

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The feel and hue of the fabric is beautiful, but a bit difficult to care for - wrinkles and stains easily. Also, while very comfortable to wear, the backside was somewhat ill-fitting and bulging (and I have curves to normally fill that space !). But overall a truly stunning dress !
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 12, 2012

I LOVED this dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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
Emma
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 17, 2012

stunning dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Diane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 24, 2012

Very attractive dress.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
MJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 27, 2012

Well made dress, but a bit bland.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Janet
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Nov 30, 2012

Wore this for my friend's Doctorate Graduation Party. Beautiful, glamorous and sophisticated...

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Compliments ranged from "You look like a princess!" to "HOT!" :) Fit was wonderful!
Julia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 3, 2012

Classic elegance.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Pallavi
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Pear
Jan 17, 2013

Stand out dress.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146 lbs
Jan 29, 2013

Golden Goddess

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
ANG
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Mar 1, 2013

Great for dinner date

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress fit really well, it was a good length as well. I wore it to a dinner party and had a great evening!
Sandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122 lbs
Mar 4, 2013

Dress was BEAUTIFUL! But, turned out to be a little too formal for the event

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
betta
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 18, 2013

This dress was perfect for a winter wedding and I loved the gold color.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
AH
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 121 lbs
Sep 7, 2013

ended up not wearing it because color not the best for my skin tone

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
AMY
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122 lbs
Mar 5, 2014

Gorgeous dress. Sophisticated and feminine

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this dress for a formal work function. Extremely flattering and fit perfectly. Perfect for a stylish and sophisticated event where you don't want to make too much of a statement but want to make an impression.
Renee
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 17, 2014

This was my second dress, and I wore the first but wished I had a second event to wear this to!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was a little large, but the length was perfect. Sexy and classy.
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