Elie Tahari

Head Over Heels Dress

$65 rental
$228 retail

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Stylist Notes

Be that sexy lady like in red with this Elie Tahari power dress. Then add the Whiting & Davis' Gold Mesh Glam Clutch and Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Drop Earrings for that ultimate chic look. He won't be able to resist!

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection, consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen, hips and backside
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red jersey. Scoop neckline. Ruched body. V back. 37'' from shoulder to hem. Exposed back zip (not black). Imported.

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88 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(77)
Small
(10)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 22, 2012
highly recommend!
Absolutely loved this dress. The material is comfortable and the color is gorgeous in person. Normally a 6, sometimes a 4, and the 4 fit perfectly. It hit right above the knee, which normally would be longer than I prefer, but it worked well with this particular dress. Highly, highly recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 114lbs
January 3, 2012
It was the combination of the beautiful dress that I don't have in my closet and the fantastic Mystery Bling--Putting on the Ritz bracelet! I would recommend this dress for a Valentine's Day date!
I rented this dress for New Years Eve. It was perfect! I loved the shade of red and the fit of the dress. I usually go between a 2 and a 4. I wore the 4 for this dress. I figured that would be the case since the smallest size the dress came in was 2--I would never wear the smallest size of anything. Anyway--it is beautiful and I'd rent it again. My only disappointment was the fact that the zipper in the back was covered. I liked the exposed black zipper on the website.
LauraJanuary 28, 2012
this looks different than the dress on model. The bottom isnt the same and the rouching is much less drapey.
LauraJanuary 28, 2012
you look gorgeous by the way!! Its just the dress looks different slightly
bethFebruary 9, 2012
Thanks for posting that the zipper was not black like in the photo. I was about to rent this dress for Vday but then saw the zipper and immediately hated the dress (sry, just not my style). I think it is back to being my #1 option now that I've read the zipper is covered/not black.
maryMarch 16, 2012
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 5, 2012
Fun dress
This was my backup dress and it fit me well (5'1", petite). The ruching is flattering but the dress felt a bit too wrinkled and used. It was slightly disappointing. My first choice dress was the better option anyway.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 1, 2012
LOVED IT
This dress is gorgeous and luxurious. The red is a delicious deep blood color, the fabric is rich-feeling and supple. Good detailing on the back, and makes your boobs look amazing! It runs a bit small, so order the additional size up.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2013
This dress was amazing! Very comfortable, simple and classic, easy to accessorize.
I usually wear a 4, but I ended up wearing th extra size 6. I am 5'5" and the dress was about 4 inches above my knee. The great thing about this ruched dress though is you can play around with the material to make it longer or shorter and also to please the waist. This dress is great for curvy girls and is great for Cocktail parties and weddings.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
February 24, 2013
My husband loved the dress...so much that he wants to find it and buy it for me!
I wear a size 8 in most things. At the time of my order, the size 10 was the only size available, and it's a good thing! This dress fit me perfectly, but it was snug! An 8 in this dress would not have worked. I really loved everything about this dress--the color was exactly as it's shown online, the details in the dress were beautiful, and it was very comfortable. The fabric is stretchy and very forgiving--although it was snug, I was able to move, dance and BREATHE all night long quite comfortably. This was my first RTR dress used, and I will definitely be using them again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 11, 2013
I felt so beautiful and confident in this dress!
This dress is definitely tight around the hips so I would recommend sizing up. Otherwise it was just perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 20, 2013
Fit but tighter than I like - order up!
V pretty dress w super flattering rouching. I wish I had ordered one size up so that I could've worn it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
May 25, 2013
The dress fit very nicely. RTR was a great experience and I cannot wait to rent my next outfit!
The fit was great, a little snug but it felt and looked good. I would definitely rent again!!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 13, 2013
Fun dress, great color.
Fun dress, soft material, form fitting. The arm holes are quite small for the size of the dress so could be uncomfortable for a medium to larger frame.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 25, 2013
Really beautiful fabric and color but WAY TOO SHORT!
I bought this dress for a rehearsal dinner, and I ended up not wearing it because it was too short. Get this dress only if you are going to a nightclub or are a short person -- otherwise it is too short and inappropriate for formal events.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
December 14, 2011
Easiest Fit!
Amazing easy to wear dress! I wore this to dinner for my 30th Birthday with my husband. Love the color, great red, really works on most skin tones (I have very fair skin). The fit is the best part of this dress! The rouching hides any flaws you have and you can wear any bra with this!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 16, 2011
Received lots of compliments
The fit was true to size to slightly small. I'm small chested so I had to wear something to cover my chest but I expected that. I received a ton of compliments on this dress. The color is a nice, true red. The dress is super comfortable and a nice length. For the rental cost, this is a home run!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 22, 2011
I went to my fiancee's holiday party, which is an outlandish, fancy affair. There were a few red dresses on very pretty women walking around, but I definitely liked mine the best!
This dress runs true to size, maybe runs big. Its stretchy and there are lots of folds and fabric all around so don't be afraid to order a size down. I wore the 6, but probably would have felt sexier in the 4 (wasn't available). While it was kind of boring in the front, it offered a nice curve around my behind. I was a little disappointed that the zipper cover was red, not black like in the photo. I wouldn't say this was my most exciting RTR dress, but definitely a safe bet. Great red, flexible, comfortable, easy dress.
BrookeDecember 30, 2011
What type/color shoes did you wear with this dress?
Heather January 30, 2012
LoveFebruary 12, 2013
Love your honesty. Way to diversify your look in this one!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 4, 2012
Perfect shade of red!
I rented this dress for NYE, the fit was perfect and I'm not the easiest to fit either. The material was so comfortable and form fitting, but in a good way! I would definitely recommend this dress for any occasion.
LoveFebruary 12, 2013
SUPER cute!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
January 9, 2012
This was my first time renting and I can not wait to rent again!
This dress was amazing from the time I opened it up. The color was bright, I liked the zipper detail in the back and the overall dress was very flattering. I put it on and did not want to take it off. The dress felt amazing on. I had rented this dress along with the black lace Nicole Miller dress. I opted to wear the Nicole Miller dress because the bride was wearing red. It was extremely sexy without showing to much skin. I was very bummed that I was unable to wear this one. I can not wait to rent this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 1, 2012
Figure Flattering
Loved wearing this dress! The color is a beautiful red and I preferred that my zipper was covered with red cloth instead of black like in the picture. The cut and rouching of the dress make it super figure flattering. The scoop neck showed just the right amount of decollete and the hemline hit perfectly at mid-thigh (I'm 5'8). I wore control top stocking with this but probably didn't need them, the dress is that flattering. My husband thought I looked super hot and I felt super hot wearing this amazing dress! Thanks RTR!
LoveFebruary 12, 2013
Yep, looks good. Thanks for sharing!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 17, 2012
Low Key Valentine's Day
I wore this dress for a low-key Valentine's Day with my boyfriend. I made him steaks at home, and put on the dress just insert a little sexy in the night... I was running late though and didn't get to put it on until after I ate. Of course, it didn't stay on for very long. Literally long enough to eat chocolate covered strawberries. If the dress had been mine and I had not rented it, I'm pretty sure he would have torn the zipper trying to get me out of it. It's a definite win! Can't go wrong with this dress. And yes, there is a cover for the zipper.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
March 5, 2012
Too old for 30
I love the color and many figure-flattering aspects of this dress, but when it came right down to it I think it's a little too mature-looking. When I dress up, it's nice to feel a little younger and more vibrant, and this dress made me feel like I was 10 years older, like I was trying to show I "still got it."
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 22, 2012
RTR
Loved this dress. The color is more of a dark, pinky red. I could have worn the size 8, but it was a little too tight and it was not appropriate for a wedding. I'm 5'7" and the length is above the knee. The rouching all over the dress is VERY forgiving.I recieved so many compliments on this from the color to the fit and style. Also accessorized with earrings, bag, and bracelet from RTR. I would definitely rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 2, 2012
Fit like a glove!
I ordered this dress as a backup and I'm glad I did! The red color is rich and beautiful and the jersey fabric totally hugged my body in all the right places. You wouldn't think the dress would be so comfortable but it sure was! Yes it would've been nice if the zipper in the back was black but it wasn't a deal breaker for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 28, 2012
Great Rental!
Usually wear an 8 however only a 10 was available for the date I needed. Glad I got the 10 due to the stretchy fabric and my curves! I recommend getting the size up just incase. I am 5'10" and it was just the right length as well. Received so many compliments all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 13, 2012
...
Color, cut, fabric, fit - all fantastic with this dress. I received tons of compliments and felt fantastic in it. I also rented the Star Light Star Bright necklace and it was perfect. I'd buy this dress if I could.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
June 18, 2012
Fitted and sultry
I wore this dress on a date and felt absolutely sexy in it. Although it's very fitted, it hid any problem spots, and was still very comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2012
Fantastic, forgiving and sexy!
This dress was perfect for a 40th Birthday party at a club. The dress fit perfectly and was a great alternative to the usual LBD. Good to get the backup size, too.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
August 1, 2012
Cute and Classy
I wore this dress to a party (dress code was "summer chic") and got a ton of compliments. I thought that this dress was very flattering on me and I loved the color. The dress fit me well and it was cute and classy, yet modern. I highly recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
August 9, 2012
Beautiful all around
I rented this for a nice date. It came just in time and I couldn't have been happier. The zipper was the same color as the dress, not black. The red color is also a perfect hue of red without being to stop sign red. I couldn't have felt sexier (but classy) for this date.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
August 12, 2012
I got compliment all night
Gorgeous dress, flattering for my figure. I wore this for the NYC 4th of July dinner cruise we took and will definitely have to rent it again. The neckline was fun and different with a drap and the ruching was very flattering.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 30, 2012
I loved it!
It fit true to size, I kept getting compliments all night! I can't wait til my next event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 6, 2012
Wow! Great dress!
I love this dress - it was my first rental with RTR, so I wasn't sure what size to get. I wore a size 6, but would have felt better in a size 4, as the ruche look adds some bulk to the abdomen (I don't have a belly, but in photos taken straight on, it looks like I do!) The fabric is stretchy so don't be afraid to size down for a flattering fit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 10, 2012
very beautiful
I rented this while I was 5 months pregnant hoping I would be able to wear it but it was a little too tight for me. Great dress though! I will definitely rent it again once my "bump" is in the crib.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 12, 2012
Good second choice gown
Fit well, but the ruching across the rear was not very flattering on me because I have a relatively pear shape (aka decent amount of booty). While it was comfortable and did look pretty good, this was my backup dress and the original dress I ordered was the better choice for my event. The material was comfortable and in great shape!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
September 25, 2012
Being able to dance comfortably all night!
This dress is really a dream! The material is quite stretchy and forgiving - something I really needed at 6 mo. pregnant! - but it is still extremely flattering. It fits in all the right places and really doesn't require much adjustment. I wore with some simple earrings and strappy sandals, perfect for a fall wedding!
DianaOctober 3, 2012
This looks fantastic on your baby-bump!
GMarch 17, 2013
You look stunning. I'm looking for a bump friendly dress and it's nice to see this picture!
lilianaApril 11, 2013
Ha, I wish my bellies had looked that cute at 6 months!
NicoleMay 28, 2013
Thank you for this pic, I was looking for bump friendly dresses too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 25, 2012
Not so pretty in the back...
I didn't end up wearing this dress because it made my butt look terrible- if you were hoping this dress would be tight but still flattering and you have a pear shaped body, I would say you should skip this one
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
September 26, 2012
Dress was delivered to my hotel!
Loved the fit; hugged my body very well, and was gorgeous. Would upload a picture, but we got caught in a rainstorm on the way back to our hotel, and only had pictures soaking wet :(. But the dress was still beautiful and I would definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 4, 2012
Gorgeous
Beautiful
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 7, 2012
Fun Dress
I wore this to my 20 year high school reunion. It worked great. The material was nice and the whole dress made me feel great. I am pear shaped and it was a little snug on the hips and back side but still worked well (wear your spanks). The rousing helped to cover any imperfections!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 8, 2012
Was a great dress, and good for a wedding/formal occasion.
The 4 was a good fit, the 6 was better around the hips and hanged better but too big on the bust.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
October 22, 2012
great dress!
Beautiful color and fit, was perfect for the wedding I attended!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
October 22, 2012
Beautiful!
I loved the look and fit of this dress. I was comfortable and felt beautiful all night long!
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