Gemma Gown

$450 rental
$2,995 retail
Stylist Notes

Be a vision when you slip into this body-skimming Donna Karan gown. Shimmering and crimson, it pairs well with statement crystal earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red Matte Jersey (100% polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Fitted skirt with ruched detail and side slit. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length.

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21 reviews
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True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 4, 2017
Beautiful dress, didn't fit right.
Loved the dress! Felt sexy as soon as I put it on. The sequins are subtle yet catch the eye. The only thing I didn't like was the ruching in the middle across the waist. I returned without wearing to my event, but would rent again for a different occasion.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
April 23, 2017
Absolutely stunning gown!!
This dress was perfect for my formal! I usually wear a 0 or 2 in dresses, but this dress does run small. It is very slim fitting. It was a bit long for me, but with heels it was great! Love love love!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
March 26, 2017
Great Dress!!
The elastic was well worn on the top so it was a bit loose. If you are smaller chested this may be too big if you are a 32. But amazing dress. Loved it and it photographs great!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
March 7, 2017
Beautiful dress
Really flattered my petite curves!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 9, 2017
I am usually not a sparkly kind of girl but this dress was perfect. Lots of compliments.
I am 5'7 and weigh approximately 120 pounds. I rented a size 2R and wore with 3 inch heels. measurements are 34-24-36 Hope this helps
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Age: 42
February 2, 2017
Fabulous dress for a fun event.
This dress hugged all the right curves and fit like a glove. I was a little nervous to rent it. I normally wear a 12 on the top and 6 or 8 on the bottom...so, I went with a 10...and it was perfect. I had so many people compliment me at the party I attended too. The dress had some stretch to it, so it's perfect for bigger busted but smaller waisted women. Wish I could buy it...it was that fantastic!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
December 19, 2016
Rented for a winter formal black tie
I rent the 10R because it was the only size near my size that was available. Sadly it was too big. at 5'11 i was happy with the length. Wouldve needed the 8 or even the 6, there was that much room in the 10. The dress is heavy with thick material that flatters. Felt a little like a beauty contestant.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 13, 2016
Almost 6 months pregnant in this killer dress
Wore this to a holiday military ball while pregnant. I got so many compliments on this super bump-friendly dress! It was hilarious how many women took pictures hugging my baby bump & random people asking me to touch what they thought was the "cutest" belly. I felt so loved and beautiful in this number ! I think my accessories "made" a lot of the look- but this strapless gown was so comfortable and glamorous. I almost wore the 4R but found the 6R to be much less bunching around my baby belly & the zipper went up easier. I recommend renting & wearing a fur bolero with this as I was quite chilly during the dinner (I'm always cold). But definitely rent this dress and accessories (unfortunately hair fascinator was my own) - you'll look like a goddess! * I'm 5'7" and wore flats for comfort because I'm pregnant. So glad I did because my dress didn't drag and I avoided sore feet! 5 stars
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
December 5, 2016
Amazing dress!
I would say the dress fits true to size. With a sleeveless dress, I normally go with a size 4, but it wasn't available. The dress had a little give (Thank God!), so it worked out perfectly.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 13, 2016
Gala chairs
Comfortable dress. Easy to dance in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 5, 2016
Very comfortable gown for military ball
I am 5'9" 165lbs 34ddd and a size 10. The 10R fit perfect with room to spare. A little short but not horrible. I wore 3" heels and just tugged the dress down a bit. Strapless bra works perfectly with this dress. Sequins are not itchy and the gown is very light weight. Beautiful in photos. A bit ho-hum in person.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
November 1, 2016
I wore this for New Year's Eve...and I was 5 months pregnant.
The dress has quite a bit of stretch to it, go down one size. I ordered a 10 and 12 since I was pregnant and wish I would have gotten the 8. Was probably a 36D in the bust at the time and was tugging on it just a bit. Definitely recommend this number...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 10, 2016
Absolutely stunning!
I rented this dress for a photoshoot session. The dress is vibrant and sparkly and looks absolutely stunning both in-person and in photos. This dress definitely made my shoot a huge success! This dress is very stretchy. It hugged all of my curves and made me look curvier than usual. 4R was a bit tight above my bust, so I also tried 6R. 6R was more comfortable, but 4R looked more fitting. Since this was for a photoshoot, I went for looks than comfort and chose 4R. If this was for an event where I had to wear this for several hours while moving around, I would have chosen 6R instead.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 15, 2016
Felt like a bombshell all night!
Seriously didn't want to give this dress back! It had the WOW factor for sure! Fit like a glove and hid all my imperfections. Everywhere I went I felt people staring at this dress!!!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
July 12, 2016
Amazing dress.
I loved loved this dress. I rented it for my 40th birthday party. Dress to impress! The fit was amazing. It was SUPER long, even though I used hemming tape to hem the bottom temporarily about 3-4 inches, it still kind of dragged (with 3.5 inch heels on) but this is understandable because I am short! I had SUCH a blast in this dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 10, 2016
Beautiful dress.
This dress is gorgeous in person, however I did not choose this dress for my event. It was rather loose in the bust and even with five inch heels it dragged on the ground. I also found the sequins to rub under the arms.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
April 13, 2016
Beautiful!
This is a beautiful dress! Bump friendly and glamorous! It does fall a little short -- I'm 5'10.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
February 17, 2016
This dress was a godsend! It fit like a glove, and I got compliments all night!
Pros: If you are curvy it will hug your curves and make you feel like a goddess. Cons: Make sure to get a spanx if you have any bits you want to smooth out, because it clings.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 27, 2016
Wowza!
This dress is absolutely stunning in person. It fits well, is long enough for tall ladies even as a regular length (pic is of friend who is 5'10") and is super flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
January 18, 2016
Full blown obsessed
This dress looks horrible on the hanger but comes to life on the body. Curvy girls: YOU WANT THIS DRESS. The price is beyond worth the experience in this gown. I have never felt more alive and sexy than ever. Dress has amazing stretch and the sequins do not itch the underarm. Perfect gown made by a true American Classic designer.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 29, 2015
Gorgeous dress, slightly funky fit
I was really excited about this dress because it's super eye-catching and glamorously sexy (hello, red, sparkly & bodycon), but the 2R was a little too short and big in the waist, so I didn't actually wear it. Luckily, my sister did, as seen here. Clearly it's stunning, but you can still see a little bit of the extra fabric around the waist that isn't visible on the model. I'd probably recommend sizing down!
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