Diane von Furstenberg

Taste of Elegance Dress

$45 rental
$510 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent this beautiful cocktail dress by Diane von Furstenberg for a special event. Perfect for an anniversary, rehearsal dinner, or fancy date night!

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - slightly fitted in the bust so size up for fuller bust sizes
WAIST: Fitted - ruching on skirt conceals midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow but stretch allows room for full hips; women with full hips should consider sizing up in back-up for length
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra and should be worn with seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9''.)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - slightly fitted in the bust so size up for fuller bust sizes
WAIST: Fitted - ruching on skirt conceals midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow but stretch allows room for full hips; women with full hips should consider sizing up in back-up for length
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra and should be worn with seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9''.)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Ivory and black silk chiffon. Asymmetric neckline. Rosette at neckline and waist. Pleated bodice and skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 33'' from shoulder to hem.

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29 reviews

Fit
Small 9
True to Size 20
Large 0
Photos 8
Alexandra
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 30, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress fit me perfectly and sooo flattered my figure...helping to hide my tummy imperfections. You do need a steamer to open up the flowers that come flattened when mailed. Loves this dress!!
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Apr 19, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is flattering, but if you've got hips/curves, it's going to be short! I rented this dress for a black and white themed party, so I was a little disappointed that the top is more of a cream/off-white color than it looks in the picture. Other than that, I got a ton of compliments on the dress, and the material has enough stretch/give to it to be really comfortable.
BellaBella
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
May 18, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
absolutely amazing! i felt sexy and conservative! the skirt is a little short and i had to go with the larger size because of my hips, but i got so many compliments and was very pleased this was the dress i chose for my graduation! i definitely recommend it!
Casey
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
May 20, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I rented this dress for my wedding rehearsal dinner. Unfortunately, due to weather this dress was delivered after the event. So, I never did get to wear it. Although, it did look beautiful. Hopefully I'll have another event in the future when I can rent it again.
Lyn
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 2, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress was extra short, but it looked and felt so good on! I received compliments all night. This was my first rental and I will certainly rent from RTR again!
Lani
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 16, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I loved this dress. I wore it to a family reunion, and I got tons of compliments on it. I ended up going with the backup size, so it would be a little longer (I needed a more conservative look), but my regular size fit well too. Definitely recommend.
Tko133
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 21, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Highly recommend this dress! I felt comfortable and it fit perfectly. I wore it to a bridal shower and received many compliments. It is form fitting in the right places with some room in the mid-section so it is very flattering.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 9, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
The dress is gorgeous, but did not flatter my body type at all. The gathered material on top and bottom did well to hide bumps and such, but since it was not fitted it did not suit my shape on top. I think this dress would be stunning on someone with a straight body type (thin, fewer curves, small chest). Size-wise, both my sizes fit well, but the larger size had a little more length.
Alex
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 101 lbs
Sep 21, 2011

The most unbelievable thing about this experience is that literally every person I spoke to complimented me in the dress. They loved both the dress and how I looked in it and there's nothing more flattering than having a night full of fielding compliments

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This fit absolutely perfectly. It definitely runs true to size. It's incredibly flattering since it hides your stomach, it'll make your chest look bigger if you're small chested but it won't make you look tacky if you have a chest. The material was a little thicker than I expected, but there's not wrong with that. Just be aware it's not a thin dress. Get help with the zipper, since it's hard to pull up at the section where the fabric changes colors. I went to a rehearsal dinner in this dress and the compliments were from young and old men and women. Everyone wanted it and thought it looked great.
cynthia9
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Body type: Apple
Nov 6, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Beautiful dress. Best suited for smaller women. The larger sizes fit, but just look better on someone more petite.
Alyssa
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 14, 2011

I can't count on my hands how many people commented on how skinny I looked- which for a bride 2 months before her wedding is the best compliment ever! I also got a free lipstick with the order, and the color looks amazing on me too!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was true to size- a little snug but it definitely sucks you in and creates a tiny waist (especially if you are not curvy like me!). You don't need to wear spankx or any other slimming device with this dress; the material is thick enough and tight enough to act as one for you. I wore this to my bridal shower and got a ton of compliments! Everyone wanted to know where I got it from, and I definitely talked up Rent the Runway! I put my hair up so that it didn't distract from the amazing neckline of the dress too. I also wore it at night to my bachelorette party at a bar at night- it is a very fun and flattering dress! Would definitely recommend to others!
Marie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 3, 2012

Flatting and classy!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Great dress! I think it was a little snug on the hips, so I went for the 10 instead of the 8, but this dress would probably look good on a lot of body types. I felt classically beautiful without being boring. The best part is that you can wear any conventional bra comfortably and there is no need for spanx. I'm on the taller side and it was slightly short, but I like short dresses so it worked. If you like your legs, you should be alright!
Tiffany
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185 lbs
Jan 6, 2012

The look on my bf's face when he saw me. :)

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Amazing dress! Gorgeous on, and the fit was perfect. The top was more off-tan than white (I was expecting it to be between white-eggshell), but I loved it. It was perfect semi-formal dress, just as the name suggested. A "taste of elegance". Con: I kept having to pull it down, but I'm a little hippy.
Immaculate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Jan 30, 2012

Gorgeous

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress top is more of a cream color but it is beautiful. It really does hug my curves and hides the imperfections! I loved it.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141 lbs
Feb 15, 2012

Dress made me so comfortable for my bridal shower!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for my bridal shower and recieved so many compliments!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Feb 23, 2012

RTR was very easy to use, and the variety was great. It was wonderful being able to wear a designer dress within my budget.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for my wedding rehearsal dinner, and it was very flattering, and fit well, although I had to wear a size larger. It was comfortable and a good length, I would recommend it for a party, wedding, or other event.
Anna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 1, 2012

worn to an outdoors hindi wedding ceremony, in about 98+ degree weather. thank goodness this dress was comfortable to wear!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm a curvy 10, sometimes need to size up to a 12...this dress fit like a glove! As mentioned before, the top is a very off white, but still very beautiful. It was a bit shorter than I expected, but that may have to do with my bigger hips/bottom. Still wasn't an issue, it looked wonderful and everyone loved it!
Bernie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 28, 2012

..just amazing!!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I love this dress, It is unique, simple but stylish and elegant...paired with a nice earring, a silver bracelet and a black shoes...perfect for the night
keanlm
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 25, 2012

comfortable and flattering

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit true to size, but the skirt was a bit short on me, I'm 5'7" though, so on the tall side. Still a cute dress!
Denise
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 124 lbs
Jan 12, 2013

Elegant and understated

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this for a function with my husband, it was my back up dress which I ended up wearing. On the hanger it did not impress me but once I put it on it was beautiful. It did not make my large bust seem over the top and offered great coverage, the bottom part hid my bloated pms tummy quite nicely. My only issue was the seam of the skirt was a little frayed.
sydney
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Feb 1, 2013

Beautiful dress!! Got so many compliments on it!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
It was gorgeous! Definitely runs a little small, I usually wear an 8, but had to wear a 10. Everyone commented on how great the dress was, I felt beautiful in it! It was a little short, I don't know if I would have worn it without my black tights, but with them, it worked!
kp
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Feb 6, 2013

looked nice online

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was nice material and fit was nice besides the length. The dress was way too short!
Eleanor
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 20, 2013

Flattering dress - runs SMALL

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered a size up for my back up, and it was still super snug. It's also very short! I'm 5'2" and have very short legs, and this was on the edge of appropriate. That said, the dress is gorgeous if it fits you right!
K
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 9, 2013

Great dress for my work event!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
As many others said, this dress runs small! I am normally a 6, but wore the 8, but probably could have done the 10! It fit alright, but was a bit snug and would ride up a little. With that said, as the night progressed it seemed to "relax" just enough! I loved the color contrast and the detailing of the top! Great dress!!
Michele
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Mar 13, 2014

Looked great, very classy

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved the dress was form fitting but not too tight.
LA86
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 132 lbs
Mar 20, 2014

OK dress with an odd fit but nothing special!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The dress didn't wow me at all. The top portion of it looked sort of worn and was sort of a "dirty off white" color. The dress runs small and it is short (I am 5'1 and I thought it was a bit short). I could maybe see someone who is really thin with a model-ish body pulling this off well but I just wasn't a huge fan of the dress overall.
uscshannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Apr 10, 2014

This dress was too tight and was too conservative looking!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I thought this dress would have more pizazz. It was too tight and short. I had the 6 and 8 I believe. The material was matte and it just didn't lay right. I returned it and RTR was amazing in quickly getting me an alternate dress.
luckylady
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 7, 2014

doesn't look like the photo

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The material on this dress was stiff and needed to be ironed. It was flattering, like wearing a bandage dress.
Emily
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Feb 25, 2015

can't remember

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
can't remember
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