ERIN erin fetherston

Genevieve Gown

$70 rental
$435 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Go for leading lady glamour at the gala. This gown by ERIN Erin Fetherston is a classic gown with a sultry twist for a night of elegant bliss. Add the perfect finishing touches with Ben-Amun’s Love Letter Earrings and Franchi’s Suit and Tie Clutch.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, 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 up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

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Length Chart

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

Product Details

Red Poly Chiffon (100% Polyester). Strapless pleated bodice. Sweetheart neckline. Full skirt with grosgrain ribbon at waist. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Boned bodice. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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72 reviews

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Small 9
True to Size 59
Large 2
Photos 52
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Dec 10, 2013

Pretty and simple

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Gorgeous dress! Might consider using tape to keep the top up.
Sheila
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 15, 2013

Grecian, flowy-type feel. Pretty, simple, Understated

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my back up dress that I didnt end up wearing but still thought was a pretty option. The black belt in the photo did not come with it, so I added my own gold one. I think a crystal belt would be the most pretty for a holiday party. This dress was VERY tight in the bust. Im a 34C-D and it would have been tough to go as corsetted as this made me feel for the whole night...that being said, you could likely still fit into the 2 even with a larger bust. For a girl 5'4" and under I would get the regular or petite length. This was the 2L and it was way too long, even with 4" heels. The skirt part is very flowy and romantic...would be stunning on a woman with a small waist and curvy hips. Very classy, simple and understated.
Beth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Dec 26, 2013

Great for a Christmas wedding- very happy with my choice!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress did not have the black belt shown in the picture, so I had to wear my own. It didn't pull in as much at the waist as I would have liked, but overall, I was very happy to wear this to a Christmas wedding. It does run very long though. It was recommended that I wear the long for my height and even with 2 inch heels I still had to be careful not to step on my dress in the regular.
Bryn
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 30, 2013

Dress looked amazing!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was awesome! Very soft for polyester. It was pretty long on me, but I was just careful with it all night. As mentioned in other reviews, it did not come with the belt. Although RTR does have the belts for it. I requested them be sent to me once I got the dress, but the belt did not come in time for me to wear it. I suggest you talk to RTR before you rent this dress to make sure the belts get sent with the dress. Was extremely happy with the result for my first rental. Will rent again!
Brette
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 9, 2014

Classic. Comfortable. Flattering. Perfect dress!

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was perfect for our black tie dinner! It fit true to size, and the longer length was ideal for me (I'm 5'9). Contrary to the other reviews, my dress did come with the black bet -- which really helped tie the look together. I'm a classic pear shape, with a smaller bust and larger hips, so I did run into some issues with the top being too big. However, the corset top and belt helped it stay up and it really wasn't an issue at all. RTR was fabulous! They helped me pick sizes and overall it was a great, easy service. I will definitely be renting again soon!
Kristin
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117 lbs
Jan 21, 2014

I love this color, overall it was a great fit! Cons: the regular was a bit too long even with heels.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was a little worried that I would have to keep pulling the dress up all night, but the top fit wonderfully even for someone lacking in the bust department. I had to call to request that the belt be sent with the dress since others have mentioned that it didn't arrive with their dress, so just something to take note off. As mentioned previously, the regular was a bit long for me, I'm 5 ft 2in, and my heels were about three inches, it was kind of annoying having to pull the dress up to walk but it still looked amazing. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a classy red dress!
Allie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 26, 2014

Winter Wedding Wonderland

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a December wedding in New York City. I knew I wanted to wear red and this dress came to be BRAND NEW which was a nice surprise. Something to note that the belt is a separate piece so if you wanted to accessorize with a different color belt you totally could! You could also get a pretty broach or something the cover where the belt connects.
Marion
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 12, 2014

Gorgeous dress even though I didn't end up wearing it!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I truly loved this gown and, given no other choices, would have worn this in a heart beat. The color is really beautiful - elegant even. The fit was perfect for my body type (small up top, slight pear shape), but ended up going with another gown simply because of the type of event and "feeling" I was going for. Length and fit were perfect, the belt was a great add on, the neckline was very flattering, and the material was fantastic. Highly recommend!
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 18, 2014

Amazing evening

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented the dress for my school's Barrister's Ball (aka law school prom). The dress was absolutely beautiful. I got lots of compliments. It fit my body really well. I wore the size 0R. I got the 2R as my backup size and it was way too big on me. The 0R was a little long (I'm 5'5" and was wearing 3" heels), and I had to hold up the skirt whenever I was walking, which was a little annoying, but to be expected of a dress that's not tailored to the person wearing it. Also, the black belt was included with the dress.
kmetz
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127 lbs
Feb 18, 2014

Loved the dress! Received many compliments

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am 5'5 or so, wore substantial heels, and felt like I was going to trip. The length would be perfect for someone who is 5'6-5'7 with 3-4 inch heels. If I had bought the dress, I would definitely have had it hemmed. The top was also a little large, but not so much so that it looked bad. The other problem was that the dress (size 4, backup size 6) came with size 12 belts. Needless to say, they did not fit!
Mandy
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 24, 2014

A nice dress for a black tie event.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was a nice dress and it came with the black belt pictured. It can be a bit tight in the bust so make sure to order up a size if you think that might be an issue. The flowing bottom of the dress starts a bit high and doesn't show off a tiny waist/stomach. That being said, it's great if you want a little extra coverage in that area. This was my first time using Rent the Runway and it was a GREAT experience. They thought of everything! The dresses were packaged very nicely and they made everything so easy. I will be renting dresses in the future! Thanks so much!
kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 28, 2014

Nice, but not amazing...

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Liked this dress. It was comfortable and fit well, but was not a WOW dress. Color was beautiful. Made my (already big) hips look a bit wider.
Becky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160 lbs
Mar 12, 2014

LOVED LOVED LOVED!!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got this dress for my daughter which is why the measurements above may not match. She is 5' 2", 115lbs, a size 4 in normal clothes but usually a size 6 in dresses. She wore these with 4" heels which were perfect since the dress is long. She absolutely loved the dress.. said it was super comfortable!! and of course, she looked great!
Liz
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 16, 2014

I rented this dress for a formal event at the Met

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is lovely. Very well made. A very basic dress, not a show stopper, but the red made it a little different. I found it to run very small though. I am usually between a 2 and a 4, and the 4 took some serious help to zipper. There was not even room for a strapless bra. But the good part is that dress actually has a built in bra and some boning down the chest. I am a 32 E, so going braless is usually not an option, but this dress held everything in place.
Christina
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 19, 2014

Elegant, simple, and well-tailored

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress does not come with a belt, as pictured. I am petite, but with larger hips/butt for someone my size, so I straddle between a 0 and a 2. The 0 fit perfectly in the torso, but was quite long, even with 4" heels. I was able to use hem tape to shorten it, and despite being chiffon, you couldn't tell. I'd definitely recommend this dress, and would wear it again.
natasha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 20, 2014

Stunning Dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got a 0, but unfortunately with my 34DD was not able to breathe in it. The dress is absolutely Beautiful though
Amy
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 2, 2014

This dress was classy and elegant!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The color is lovely - not too bright, and not boring! I was worried I would need to order a long, but I wore the regular with 3-4 inch heels and it was just barely above the floor. No need for a bra with this dress (at least not with smaller-chested individuals), which was great! I also rented the earrings that the model is wearing and they were a nice accent.
Aimee
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

Classic Elegance in Red!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was sent to me as an alternate when my back-up size was unable to be sent last minute. While I ended up not needing to wear it, I did try it on and loved the way it looked! Very classic styling and gave fantastic shape! The fabric was so lightweight too! It just wasn't quite the look I wanted to achieve for my particular event. I would definitely consider renting this dress again, however!
Julia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Apple
Apr 24, 2014

Nice Color, good fit

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit is good, true to size, the color is great, size is decent
SLO
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
May 7, 2014

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was great. It received a lot of compliments. I will say that the belt that arrived looked a little worn and cheap so I switched it out. If you are traveling to your event you might want to take a couple of other belt options as the dress has more definition with something at the waist. I wore this for a formal, work event and it was perfect.
Nora
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
May 27, 2014

It was a wonderful gown, both comfortable and elegant.

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit is true to size. The color is spot on.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138 lbs
Jun 2, 2014

Pretty color, not much shape.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
RTR sent this dress to me as a backup because my original order was damaged. Color is great, but as a mor pear shaped girl the shape didn't do much for me. if you are trying to size the bodice is very fitted and the skirt leaves a ton of flexiblity with lots of material.
lily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Jun 23, 2014

prom

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
fit perfectly - short for a long dress 5'10 with no heels and it just hit the floor
halle
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

Dress color

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I liked the durable zipper and the built in bra. I ordered the size in a long - I'm 6' tall and was able to wear heals with it.
Jamie
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Dec 9, 2014

Rental process and instructions were super easy. Received sooner than expected, got 2 days early!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The sticky part along the boob line was not sticky anymore, so it didn't really stay up. I ended up wearing a strapless bra to help keep dress in place. The boning rubbed my waist line. Ended up putting band aids on my waist/hip to keep from rubbing. I wore 5 inch platform black pumps so that kept the dress from rubbing the ground so it was perfect length. The dress came ironed and ready to wear which was a very nice perk! Overall the dress was perfect for the Christmas party. I paired it with a short black shoulder sweater and it worked great.
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 10, 2014

Very Pretty Dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress looks exactly as pictured, the only reason I didn't wear it was that it was too low for my body type.
Maggie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 13, 2014

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress. Wore it to a military ball. Bottom was a little too long, but worked great with hem tape. Loved the black belt, which added a really slimming contrast, but I ended up going with a gold belt to match my shoes. Highly recommend!
Chelsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Jan 1, 2015

This dress was absolutely beautiful but definitely runs small.

Size worn: 12L
Rented for: Party
The dress was a vibrant red that really stands out and it did come with a small black ribbon to tie around the waist. Sadly, the dress didn't even come CLOSE to zipping up the back, so I was unable to wear it for my event. Definitely recommend ordering a size up if you have broad shoulders or a large bust area.
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Jan 9, 2015

SIZE UP

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm 4'10" so I ordered both the 0P and 2P, ended up not wearing either. Size up, this dress runs very small.
Eileen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 13, 2015

This was my back up selection

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't wear it but the fit was true to size. It's a very pretty dress. I may rent it for another occasion.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 20, 2015

Would not recommend.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered the 8R - it was incredibly short (like.. three inches off the ground) and ran so small I couldn't zip it up when it came to the boob area. The zipper itself was so flimsy. I almost wish I took a picture just to show how ridiculous it would have looked on me. Maybe for a shorter person without a full bust could pull this off, but definitely not for me.
Laura
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Apr 8, 2015

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I LOVED this dress. The reason why I gave it four stars as opposed to the five is due to the fit. I ordered the 0R and the 2R. Unfortunately, when I tried on the dress at the store, the zipper on the 2R (which fit my bust better) split, and they didn't carry the dress in store. I wore the 0R instead, which fit fine, but the girls did look like they were a bit squeezed in. Other than the bust though, the fit was fine, including the length (wore it with 2.5" heels). Very comfortable, able to dance in it (although the sticky stuff at the top wasn't entirely reliable). But overall gorgeous dress, and I felt beautiful in it!
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