David Meister

Sass Meets Class Dress

$40 – $55 rental
$450 retail
Stylist Notes

Show off your waistline at the rehearsal dinner wearing this body slimming David Meister style.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; stretchy fabric allows for comfortable room though consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Product Details

Blue knit (45% rayon, 45% nylon, 10% metallic). Three quarter length sleeve. Square neckline. Pencil skirt. Hidden side zipper. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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271 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(156)
Small
(78)
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
June 24, 2016
Well made fabric

I wore this dress as a bridesmaid in a wedding. I am very curvy. It is very form fitting. Hugs all curves but in a flattering way. Loved that it went off the shoulder. Easy to move/dance in it. I am a 36DD and I have bigger arms and am therefore usually nervous about longer sleeves. The sleeves fit fine. The subtle sparkle of gold was the perfect touch and my favorite part. Would definitely rent again.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
October 27, 2016
Beautiful dress. Just not made for my body type.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 30, 2016
Special dress for a special occasion

Rented this dress for a coworkers black tie optional wedding and really liked the overall look. I ended up wearing the larger back up size to be a bit more comfortable and to have some more room to dance. Received a bunch of compliments throughout the night.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
November 12, 2016
So many compliments!

The dress was gorgeous but definitely runs small. I was grateful for the backup size. There is gold threading that runs through the dress so plan on gold jewelry!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 27, 2016
Tight fitting dress

I love this dress but it does run small. I normally wear a 6 but luckily got the back up size of 8. It was still tight. It was a gorgeous dress I would have ordered another size up for backup though since it is stretchy it would have been more comfortable. It was a very pretty dress though!

RTR CustomerOctober 27, 2016
No way you are 40:). Looks gorgeous!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
November 20, 2016
Confident & classy

I got so many compliments all night! It was very comfortable, I danced for hours, it is a nice soft material. The neck area is large and came off my shoulder quite a bit, I suggest using fashion tape. I tried safety pins but was worried it would ruin the nice lace. Other then that, loved it !

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
January 19, 2017
Very pretty

Very comfortable, very pretty. If you are at all tall go up one size so the curves hit in the right spot.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 7, 2014
Tons of compliments

Got so many compliments on this dress! Didn't realize it had gold in it until I received it but still loved it. It's very form fitting though so spanks or stockings are a must if you're curvy

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 14, 2014
Awesome dress!

This dress is great for a tall woman. I'm at least 6 feet and it was the perfect fit. It also flatters all of the right places. I had a baby about 8 months ago and this dress made me feel very comfortable with my body in a very form fitting dress. I wish I owned it. The combination of the material, color, and cut hid my flaws very well.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 167lbs
January 18, 2015
Great night all around!

Color was perfect- length was perfect, bust no so perfect.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 20, 2015
I never could make up my mind with this one...

I tried this dress on a million times and could not decide whether I like it. I ended up wearing it and got tons of compliments.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 27, 2015
This dress is stunning

I rented this dress for a winter wedding and it was perfect! This picture really does not do it justice. Great details in person. Got a ton of compliments and people asking where I got. I normally order a 2 or 4 from RTR. All the 2s were out so I ordered the 6 as a back up (thank goodness) and ended up wearing it. Definitely go 1 size up for this dress.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 9, 2015
Great dress, but wore a second option

This dress is very flattering and beautiful! I have long legs and it hit just right above my knees. Very very pretty, definitely would have worn had it not been so cold at the event.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 18, 2015
Perfect dress for a formal work event!

Dress fit perfectly, complimented my figure and was still conservative enough for a work event. I would rent this dress again.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 20, 2015
Great dress, great fit, great color!

I rented this dress for a black tie optional dinner and it ended up being perfectly appropriate. The dress fit great, the arms were a little tight but over time I did notice that the sleeves started to stretch out which was ok, just not something I expected. I had a great time and received lots of compliments! I would definitely rent this one again!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
July 29, 2015
Great dress for a wedding!

I got this dress when my original dress wasn't available. I was worried that it would be too hot with the sleeves, but it was actually very comfortable. I wore the size 12 and with the dark color, it was very forgiving of my 2-month post-baby body. The gold accent looked great and I wore gold accessories to match. I received many compliments!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
November 12, 2015
The color and shimmer

While the color, shimmer, and flattering shape make it stand out, I would not recommend it for ladies who are a bit bigger in the arms, it is not flattering that way. The attached is the best picture of my arms, I would not share the other ones because they are unflattering. I ordered this dress with a 2-day notice so I had to pick from what was available, otherwise I would not have gone for laced sleeves (but they look wonderful on ladies with skinny arms). Also I forgot that this dress would require a special bra because of the open shoulders and had to just push the straps of a regular bra off my shoulders, which might be noticeable in this picture. This dress requires appropriate undergarments to cover imperfections because it is rather thin. Overall, if baring your shoulders is not a problem and you are not concerned about the size of your arms, it is a nice dress.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 13, 2015
I loved this dress, very comfortable and flattering!

I wore this to a winter wedding. The material is stretchy and was easy to move around in.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
December 15, 2015
Easy return

Fit well, very comfortable. Felt glamorous, received several compliments. I

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
January 6, 2015
This was my first experience with RTR and I was a little nervous, but there was no reason to be!

The dress is beautiful! It is a true fit and does not stretch, so I should have ordered two sizes. The 2 was a bit tight in the arms, but perfect everywhere else. I received a lot of compliments!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 17, 2017
Runs extremely small.

I could not even try this dress on because the arms are so tight. It definitely runs very small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
June 15, 2017
Quietly elegant

I usually wear a 6 in RTR dresses (because I mostly get shift dresses) but I needed the 8 on this one for the sleeves, like many others have said. I didn't feel great in the dress when I first put it on but got so many compliments and felt great at the actual event!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
June 30, 2017
Arms are really small

I rented the dress for work and although the 2 was small I fit in the body of it. The arms had no give though so I couldn't get the neckline to lay right. Will re rent in a larger size and try again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
September 13, 2017
Made more for my mom

Dress is a weird lace. Doesn't look like lace up close. Something my mom or grandmother would wear. Snug fit

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 4, 2017
Too small

This was extremely tight in the arms and the arms didn't make it over my shoulders. Usually the 4 is the bigger size that I never wear and this was really small. It has a nice side zipper to help you get it on, but even that was hard to zip up and I required help when trying this dress on.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
November 7, 2017
It's all in the details!

The fit was perfect! Arms a tad tight at first, but really wasn't noticeable after getting the dress on. The gold threading in the dress is so gorgeous, and the side gathering is a great detail. I received many compliments through the night.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 32
January 1, 2018
Too small to wear :(

I couldnt even get my arma in the sleeves and i never have problems with size... :(

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 29
February 4, 2018
Great choice

I wore this to my company's annual party. Pros: dress fit well, comfortable, liked the extra sparkle from the gold thread Cons: had to wear a strapless bra

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 11, 2018
So many compliments!

I ordered two sizes because i read reviews that the arms were a bit snug and i have muscular arms. I fit the 10 but it felt better in the arms with the 12. I received so many compliments on the dress and i felt gorgeous! It hugs the body well and the cut is very nice.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 36B
March 14, 2018
Very cute but a little too much for the wedding

This is a very fun dress. I am a true size 10 but was really happy I ordered a 12 in this dress. The arms weren't too tight and fit fine in the 12. This is form fitting so shape wear is vital

Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 25, 2018
Pretty dress but not for me

The dress is a beautiful dark navy with gold thread throughout. I am so glad I read previous reviews and went up in a size. I'm usually between a 4&6, and the 6 was so tight. The 8 fit well but the neckline was stretched out (or maybe it was supposed to fit that way?) and was slightly saggy in the front and droopy in the back. The cut of the dress was flattering but overall I was unhappy with the dress and opted to not even wear it for my event. I felt like it was more matronly than I expected from the picture and previous renters.

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Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
March 26, 2018
Beautiful, classic dress

Fits true to size, off one shoulder, classic navy blue. Tons of compliments all night!

Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 9, 2018
Comfortable, flattering, and fun flare!

Very flattering for curves, formal yet fun. I got lots of compliments, and would definitely wear again.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
April 21, 2018
So many compliments!

Consistent with other reviews, this dress runs small! I normally wear a 6 and am so glad I ordered up. The lace doesn't have a lot of give and really shows your shape, so if you have body or confidence issues, this probably isn't the dress for you. Overall the dress is really beautiful and I received so many compliments throughout the night. I would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 28B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
April 29, 2018
Good dress

This was my backup dress and my first formal event after having a baby. I have it a 4 because the material is not stretchy like someone had mentioned so I wouldn't recommend for someone who has a post baby belly like myself. Other than that it was a great dress! I had to safety pin the tops of the sleeves to my bra straps to prevent them from falling.

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 2, 2014
Fun dress. Flattering.

Formal party. Comfortable yet beautiful.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 195lbs
October 14, 2013
Great classy dress!

I wore this dress to a wedding at a very fancy county club and I fit right in! Only negatives- the sleeves are very itchy and the middle of the dress was a little baggy.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 36
October 7, 2015
Formal rehearsal dinner

Runs a little small but there's lots of give in the fabric. The arms are definitely a little tight so I had to go up a size to wear it. Hands down one of my favorite dresses and I wish I had it permanently in my closet!

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 19, 2016
Classic Elegance

After reading other reviews, I was prepared to size up from my usual size 4 to a size 6, with a size 8 as a backup. Since both 4 and 6 were unavailable, I took a risk and ordered a size 8, and was glad I did. I think the 6 would have been fine, but the arms would have been snug, as other reviewers have mentioned. The 6 would have fit better in the bust and shoulder area, because when I lifted my arms, I could see a little bit of extra fabric, and the the neckline extended all the way to the edge of my shoulders. I liked this looser fit, but, it's worth noting that someone my size with a larger bust could fit in the size 8 even better. The right arm had a little hole in it, but I just turned it toward the inside and it really wasn't noticeable. I also noticed a snag on the back, but with the dark fabric, again, it really wasn't noticeable when pressed down onto the dress. I appreciated the camouflaging effect of the side-ruching fabric and the way the gold thread dressed it up, making it perfect for an evening event. Overall, I was happy with the size I chose, loved this classically elegant dress and had a positive first-experience with renttherunway.com.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
October 16, 2012
Watched my Mom knock 'em dead as Mother of the Groom!

I didn't actually wear the dress to the wedding. My MOM did!!! I received only the size 10 which was my backup size. Thank goodness, because the dress runs small in my opinion. It was very pretty and sparkly with a bit of silver or gold thread running through the lace. It hit just below my knee. I loved the neckline, so flattering for my broad shoulders! However, i have recently lost about 25 lbs, and this dress shows every single bump and flaw. Even with spanx, which didn't really fit either, i just felt very self conscious about my loose skin and not perfectly toned body. Not the results I was hoping for. :-( My mom tried the dress on, and she looked FABULOUS!! Definitely an unforgettable look for the mother of the groom. She knocked the place dead! (btw, Mom is an inch shorter and 10 lb lighter than i am. Smaller on top, and bigger on bottom.) i would recommend this dress for the more conservative types. It is classy, but not really fun and vivacious! If you are at all insecure about your body, this isn't the dress for you.

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