David Meister

So Ethereal Gown

$90 rental
$650 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Get goddess-inspired fabulous for the gala in this gown by David Meister. Beautiful beading details add that extra special touch for a glamourous feel. Simply pair with kate spade new york's Opening Night Statement Earrings.

Size & Fit

Sized: 14W - 22W

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 14W - 22W

Plus Size Size Chart

Plus Size Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Navy Stretch Matte Jersey with Chiffon Trim (92% Polyester, 8% Spandex). Long sleeves. V- neckline with embellishment under bust. Ruched fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in USA.

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20 reviews

Fit
Small 2
True to Size 13
Large 2
Photos 12
Beth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200 lbs
Dec 21, 2013

True to size, although wish i had trusted my size!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I thought I was a size 18 based on the measurements provided, but turns out a 16 would have been perfect (which is my normal size). However, even though the dress was a bit baggy, it was not noticeable, so I wore it anyway. I'm 5'9", wore kitten heels, and the length was perfect. It would have been truly stunning had I trusted the "true to size" comment, but I received many compliments nonetheless!
Becky
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Feb 15, 2014

It was a celebration of my university.

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was great, color was true to picture. The fabric was a little different than I expected but it was still a good fit and perfect for the occasion.
Diane
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

Gorgeous dress! I got so many compliments. Couldn't think of anything more elegant for 50th bday.

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was good, definitely not too tight. I wondered if there had been a size 12W if that would have fit best. I'm 5"6 and 175 lbs. I ordered Tall vs Regular based on the chart as I just made Tall at 5"6. It was a bit long. My heels were probably 3 inches, I may have had to wear super high heels to accommodate the length. But better that than a highwater dress! Had a lovely time for my 50th birthday. Thanks so much!
Olandia
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

Unforgettable experience!! The dress made me feel like a princess.

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
#glamorous
Bridgette
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Apr 15, 2014

The dress was stunning and I got so many compliments. It was true to size and felt great on my skin

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pro - true to size Con - none
Cara
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Apr 18, 2014

Too tight!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress looks amazing in the picture, but the fit is pretty matronly in real life. I am a D cup, and the bust was huge on me. Had I worn it to my event, i would have needed some sort of camisole just to look semi-modest. The waist area is very tight and unforgiving. I measured myself and two well fitting dresses very carefully before renting, and neither size I got came close to fitting. I believe it is the cut of the dress though- the bottom is cut very tight, and the top is quite large. The dress is beautiful, and well made, but one of the zippers kept sticking- which made me very nervous that I would rip the dress. It is just not ideal for am apple, like me.
Gloria
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 20, 2014

A magical evening at my cousin's wedding.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was a very beautiful dress. The fit was true to size and the touch of spandex made it very forgiving. The fabric was very luxurious and was impeccably made. I received so many compliments and I felt very glamorous in this dress.
Gr8BigSmile
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215 lbs
Apr 30, 2014

A really fun night in a great dress!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was nice. The style is very forgiving and was a nice weight for a cool spring night. The dress fit true to size. However, it was just a tad too short. Based on a review I read for someone that was 5'6" that wore a long, I decided to go with the Regular length as I am 5'5". I should have gone with the long but I was able to wear it with kitten heels so it wasn't too bad.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
May 30, 2014

The dress was fantastic! I received many compliments! Customer service was outstanding !!!!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had ordered another dress and it was too small so I called RTR and the sent out the original dress that I wanted but wasn't in stock. It came it fit it looked fantastic! I felt like a million bucks. Everyone thought so!!!
Tanya
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 16, 2014

Beautiful dress! Almost didn't select it if it wasn't for the helpful stylist.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was a replacement dress after my first dress didn't fit. I was hesitant to select this dress because I had passed it up several times while searching for a gown to wear to a wedding. Didn't really think it was my style and flattering. But when my selected dress didn't fit with less than 24 hours until my event, I figured I would give it a try. The dress was amazing! Loved it the first moment I put it on. I got it in 18W but should have went with my true size as the dress fits true to size and has a little stretch. I felt amazing, got plenty of compliments and it confirmed for me that I will always use RTR for formal dresses. Overall an excellent experience, not only with the dress, but the RTR staff as well!
Barbara
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Jul 8, 2014

My daughter looked like a princess walking down the aisle, and I felt like a queen in my gown.

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit is true to size. I am full figured and often have trouble getting a dress to fit my larger bust and smaller waist. This fit the bill perfectly. I ordered a 14W and 16W (just in case) - but wish I had trusted my instincts and ordered both 14W regular and long lengths. The regular length dress came just to the top of my foot - I would have preferred a bit more length. All in all this was a wonderful experience. I will definitely be recommending and using Rent the Runway again.
Erica
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 13, 2014

Comfortable and fit great

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit beautifully and enhanced my body in all the right places while still hiding that post baby paunch.
Alex
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190 lbs
Oct 18, 2014

Perfect fit and length and I loved that it didn't wrinkle!

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Nice deep navy blue color and the sheer sleeves were perfect in the hotel air conditioning without having to fuss with a wrap or shawl.
jane
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Oct 30, 2014

Super Easy System would do again in a heart beat

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
i wish I would have double checked the rent the runway sizing chart. I went off my normal size that I would purchase in a dept store and forgot that better cloths are usually a size smaller. this dress still fit and looked great but I could have gotten it a size smaller and would have felt better in the dress. the dress was great quality and exactly as pictured. worked well for large bust and larger waist.
Michele
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170 lbs
Nov 18, 2014

Awesome choice. Felt comfortable in it.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was perfect for the black tie wedding I attended. Not over the top and not understated....just perfect.
Natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 212 lbs
Dec 13, 2014

Very nice and clean, but wore a different style.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very nice and clean, but wore a different styleto the event. 16W was just a little too big.
Shell
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190 lbs
Dec 17, 2014

I did not wear this dress to my event. I felt it was a bit too 'prom' and not as sophisticated

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
True to size. Good for large bust with empire waist detail. I normally wear a 16-18, and this 18 was a bit large, even in the bust. I am a 34 JJ.
Angelisa
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Jan 30, 2015

I was a bit apprehensive since it was the 1st time using the site and I wasn't disappointed at all!

Size worn: 18WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
Perfect fit, forgiving of my belly area and was nice and loose on the arms. I loved everything about the dress! It was heavy and high quality! So many compliments! #NAACPImageAwards
elizabeth
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 15, 2015

At 31 weeks pregnant, all a woman wants to feel is beautiful. Rent the Runway made that possible!

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was a perfect maternity dress for a black tie occasion. I wore it to my fathers wedding on Valentine's Day. I got so many compliments. It fit a pregnant belly perfectly. I usually wear a size 8 long or 10 long. I'm 5'9" and at 31 weeks pregnant 170 lbs. I originally rented another dress that didn't work, but Rent the Runway overnighted me two other dresses to pick from. Excellent customer service! I highly recommend this dress and the company in general.
Anne
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
Mar 22, 2015

Perfect for a gala event!

Size worn: 16WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was invited at very (VERY - as in 4pm for a 6pm event) short notice for a Gala and was so lucky that we have a RTR storefront in NYC. When I first saw this on the hanger I thought it would be way too frumpy, and I'm totally not a rhinestone person, but when I tried it on it was absolutely perfect. Very flattering of all my curves (and lumps and bumps), plenty of room in the busy area, and the sleeves were roomy and flattering. I'm pretty solidly a 16, and my only complaint was that the dress was a bit too big - I had some gapping at the bust (which could have been fixed with the right bra or a pin, but I was in a rush!). A beautiful dress for a lovely night. Thanks so much to the RTR staff in the NYC store for getting me all set so quickly.
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