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Elie Tahari

Paint Stroke Poncho Dress

$78 rental
$398 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Step out in style at the dinner party wearing this watercolor print Elie Tahari poncho. Fashionably chic for a fun filled night with friends and cocktails! Finish off this look with a statement necklace like the Alexis Bittar's Mod Link Necklace and you're set.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips
LENGTH: Mid thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips
LENGTH: Mid thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Printed silk charmeuse. One shoulder neckline with draped sleeve. 36'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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14 reviews

Fit
Small 0
True to Size 3
Large 11
Photos 7
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
May 21, 2012

Beautiful and comfortable!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I love this dress! I normally wear a size 12/14 right now and ordered this in a 12, the largest size available, and then just because it was available I also got the 10. Glad I did...the 10 actually fit better. The 12 was a bit large on top - it gaped around the armpit. The dress arrived a day earlier than expected and both were in great condition just a bit wrinkled from packaging. This dress is perfect for a warm summer night. It is extremely comfortable and easy to wear. I received several compliments and just felt pretty. This dress will flatter most shapes as it does a great job hiding any flaws. Could be a bit big on top though if you are small-chested. It was also a bit longer on me than pictured. Fell about an inch above my knees. Definitely order your 2nd dress a size smaller than normal!
Samantha
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 3, 2012

Worn to a wedding shower...so many compliments!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This is a great dress! I rented this dress for a party and i am going to rent it again for a bridal shower in 3 weeks. It runs big so definately go down a size. Easy to wear, good length...loved it!
Whitney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

very loose

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
looks a bit like a dressing gown; there is a LOT of fabic on the side with the arm. Maybe if you're pregnant, but I can't see this as a flattering dress. I didn't wear it.
Sharon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 22, 2012

I knew I had gotten a few compliments on this dress, but when my boyfriend said "Wow, a lot of people really like your dress" it dawned on me that yet again, a Rent The Runway dress was a hit!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is amazing - for a hot summer wedding, so comfortable and photographs great with the bright colors. I received many compliments on the dress and danced up a storm all night! I requested the 10 but it was unavailable so I wore the 12 - I have a larger chest so it was fine and kept the one-shoulder in place, but the 10 probably would have been best. It's longer than shown on the model - unless you are model height of course. Highly recommend!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 29, 2012

Pure elegance!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I received so many compliments when I wore this dress! The colors are rich and vibrant and stand out among a sea of black and neutrals. The dress runs quite large; I could have comfortably gone down to a 6. Be prepared to steam it when you receive it. I wore it with a DVF gold clutch, gold chandelier earrings, and a gold 'branched' cuff. Felt gorgeous!!
Angela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 16, 2012

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress. I am normally a size 4, but the size 2 fit perfectly so I am glad I got a size smaller! The dress has a lot going on so I wore my hair simply pulled up and neutral shoes and it all looked great together. I received lots of compliments. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture!! Ugh.
Helen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Oct 5, 2012

great dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
received many compliments
Cazza
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 2, 2012

Dress is gorgeous, comfy and RUNS LARGE

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
So much prettier in person, it runs large I wear 6 normally and got the 4 based on ladies' reviews (SHOUT OUT LADIES, you were all right thanks!). Wore it with 5 inch gladiator bronze heels, my husband couldn't stop telling me all night how great I looked. I felt like a million bucks, pic didn't come out great but I assure you it is sexy but classy. It form fitted the torso, shows off your legs, but at the same time allows some distraction from the mid section so you can eat and drink the night away and not worry about your side silhouette. I loved it and was supper happy with this rental. The silk material slips and slides on your skin and helps you feel even more gorgeous, the white parts are more pearl and the colors are not as defined as they are in the RTR pic. The colors seem to blend into each other and are actually soft. Again, this dress is much prettier in person! Thrilled!
Carrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Jan 13, 2013

Smashing dress, especially if you're pregnant and just showing.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I actually didn't end up wearing this dress to my event because I couldn't find my strapless bra (which is NECESSARY under that luscious silk)! I'm pregnant and just starting to show and this dress was fantastic for softening the bump, and making me feel gorgeous. There's a dress liner which wasn't mentioned in the description, so if you're really pregnant and considering this dress, remember that there's a slightly more fitting liner underneath that might not allow for bigger bumps. I rented a 2 and a 4, and even though my belly is the only thing that's grown recently (I usually wear a 2 or 4) the 4 fit beautifully. So glad I took the advice of other renters!
Stephanie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Apr 5, 2013

Beautifully drapey and surprisingly figure flattering

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fits well and very flattering on any figure but maybe very short women
Peachie
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
May 4, 2013

I felt fabulous!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first rental and I was impressed. I wore this for an early evening wedding. Great dress for any occasion. it is classy enough for a wedding or a night out on the town. There is enough fabric at the waist and abdomen to hide what you want to hide. I'm short so the sleeve was long but it didn't matter, I still loved this dress. I am debating on whether or not to rent this again for a fundraiser.
Mommyof3
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137 lbs
Jun 30, 2013

Runs big but feminine and fun

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to my cousin's bridesmaids' luncheon. I rented it as my $25 second dress (my main rental was for the wedding the following day). So fun to have another "new" dress for the weekend. I found it a little shinier than the photos display, so it felt a tad dressy fo a daytime event, but still appropriate. I loved the color combination. The fit was a little big. I normally wear an 8, but I saw the other reviews and ordered the 6. I could have possibly taken a 4. It was a bit "moo-moo-ish," but I had a pretty purple jeweled broach that blended well with the colors, and I pinned it in slightly at the waist, which looked lovely and gave me a bit more of a figure. Overall, I was quite pleased. Lots of compliments from friends and family.RTR made this so EASY and very user-friendly. I am quite pleased and will DEFINITELY use RTR again.
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 28, 2013

Amazing look for my bridal luncheon!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This was a fun dress, which believe it or not was a substitute since the Peter Som Go Out with a Bloom dress I had originally ordered was not returned in time for my rental. I enjoyed the dress and the different look it provided for my bridal "Bubbly & Breve with the Bride" party the day before our wedding. I wasn't sure how the almost "poncho" look would work but it seemed to receive lots of compliments. I had to do some slight pinning before wearing it out - if you are petite be aware it may need some pinning and adjustments for your frame. I'll be honest, it was a beautiful dress but I definitely did NOT look like the model and it felt like i was swimming in it :-/ It was a good substitute- but probably won't rent again b/c it wasn't really my favorite look. KUDOS to RTR for helping me find it and their fantastic customer service - especially since I would have been without a dress for the party if a substitute couldn't have been made- Not bad for a few hours turnaround - could NEVER have done that with a store purchase!! P.S. Sorry the picture is not "full on" - we were having more fun at the gathering than worrying about taking photos!
B
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 18, 2014

It was an outdoor wedding in the spring - beautiful!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The model's pose made the dress a bit deceiving: I thought it would be more fitted at the waist, but it wasn't. To help give myself more shape I used a black ribbon to create an empire waist. Aside from that, the dress was very comfortable, and I received several compliments!
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