Living on the Edge Dress

$69 to buy
$295 retail
Stylist Notes

Go with edge for your cocktail party wearing this mesh insert dress by ERIN Erin Fetherston. A little sexy and a lot cool! Pair with a fun cuff like AV Max's Gold Dome Bangle.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Cobalt ponte with black lace inserts (65% Rayon, 31% Nylon, 4% Spandex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with illusion deep v-neckline. A-line skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and eye closure. 37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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79 reviews
Fit
Large
(22)
True to Size
(39)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 9, 2015
Very stylish & flattering!
You will not be disappointed wearing this dress :-)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
December 9, 2015
Casual dress
I unfortunately didn't get to wear the dress because even the size 0 was too big (I'm 5'5", 110lbs and 34B). On top of that, the dress was not the fabric I was expecting at all, it was more of a cotton type material so I would have felt under dressed at a wedding. The dress was also long for my taste hitting right at the knee (not above).
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 13, 2015
Classy & sexy!
Loved this dress, thought it looked great! I would have worn the 6, but the day before the dresses were to arrive I was notified the 6 was no longer available, so only the 8 would be coming. Still was very happy with the rental. However I didn't get any photos in the dress :(
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
February 2, 2016
Perfect for a fun night out!
This dress was comfortable, and still dressy enough to go out in. I have a bit of a tummy roll, so this dress hugged me a bit in that area, however the stripes through the middle helped break that up a bit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
February 8, 2016
Cute but hard to wear.
I wore it for a work dinner and it was really cute but there were 2 issues. 1) you can't really wear a bra bc of the mesh so I wore chicken cutlets which were fine. 2) the fabric in the cleavage seemed to roll so I constantly had to adjust. Sorry, forgot to take a pic!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
May 18, 2016
Dress fit really well, was comfortable and the mesh added tasteful design touch.
The dress looked very nice. I am 5'7 and 180 lbs with large chest. I wore a 10 but could've almost worn an 8. The top was a little loose on me as the night went on and there was plenty of room in the skirt. Looked great in photos and loved that the color was different then the basic black.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 20, 2016
Elegant and sexy
Fit well, but small. Usually I wear a 2 in dresses, and debated between getting the 0 and the 4 for my second size. I ended up wearing the 0. I found that it was a pretty clingy dress, so I did wear Spanx underneath, not that they were totally necessary. I was a little worried that the V was going to be too revealing, but it was totally fine. I didn't wear a bra underneath and didn't have any problems (34B). Elegant with a side of sexy :) I like the combination of the shear top and knee length. The fabric doesn't ship well and I had to get it pressed before I wore it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
June 26, 2016
So comfortable and stylish!
The fit of this dress does run large. I typically wear a 10 and the 10 was definitely too big, the 8 I ordered as a backup size fit perfectly. It would be tough to wear a bra with this dress, but my bust is small, so the pasties I wore with it worked fine. I felt like it definitely needed a belt, but you could style this dress in many different ways. It was perfect for the event I attended and would wear it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215lbs
September 30, 2016
Vibrant Color & Perfect Mesh Details
I loved the color of this dress, and ERIN seems to be my go-to brand for my body type. There is a bit of a drop waist, but it's not too drop waist-y that it cuts in to your sides. The drop waist probably would have been perfect on someone 3 inches taller, but on my height, it still worked out beautiful. and it's a great length for someone my height as well -not too short, not too long, perfect for dancing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 15, 2016
LOVE this dress.
This dress is amazing!!! So comfortable, so flattering. I got a ton of compliments wearing this dress.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
February 14, 2017
Lovely wedding
This is a really adorable dress. Very flattering, comfortable. The lace across the shoulders and cutout in the front make it a little sexy without being too revealing. Loved it
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
February 26, 2017
Great color!
Fun, comfortable dress that receives lots of compliments. Felt great in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 13, 2017
Sexy but sophisticated!
I wore this to a 30th birthday party for a friend. It was the perfect mix of sexy (thank you cleavage-teasing mesh) and sophisticated. It was comfortable and made from great material. My only complaint was that the v neck hem fabric would flip out under the mesh, making it look like my bra was exposed. Just make sure to have a friend who can alert you, should this happen!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36D
March 21, 2017
Perfect for going out!
This dress has a bit of stretch, and looks great for curvy girls. The top is sexy, but covers everything. I wore a strapless body suit, but you could wear a black bra too. Loved it! Complements all night!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 134lbs
June 26, 2013
A fun little dress with a touch of sexy.
A fun knit fabric mixed with sheer panels makes this dress sexy and cute at the same time. Not too dressy. I was the first person to wear the dress, it could have done with better pressing than I had time for. (Some of the seams stick up a little.) The fitting guide is correct, choose a size smaller as it runs large. It's a braless number so use a sticky bra if you are bigger busted (you can see the sides of the breasts through the front panel). You may also want to tape down the extra fabric on the inside front panel so it doesn't fall into view.
ChristineSeptember 17, 2013
Thanks for the bra-less heads up!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 1, 2013
Awkward Fit
Couple things to note if you are renting this dress! It is far bluer in person and not purple as the picture shows. This dress is fairly fitted until the first black stripe. I didn't love the way it hugged in this section. If you're going to be in a lot of photos...when it's dark and a flash is used, the stripes don't appear black...instead kind of awkward nude mesh cutouts. Not my favorite rental, but someone with a different body type might have better luck with this one!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
July 19, 2013
Great party dress for a summer night
This was such a fun, comfortable, and flattering dress. I felt great in it and would rent it again, that being said, I always wear a 10 in Erin Fetherston dresses, but this one was the exception. It has a lot of stretch so the fit on top was a bit sloppy and I should have gotten the smaller back up size. I agree with another review that the nude lining on the mesh stripes did prove a bit odd in pictures, but a small price to pay for a fun party dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 19, 2013
Flirty and Unique
This dress is a great for small chested girls who are able to go braless. It's sexy without being too revealing. The color is an awesome shade of blue. I wish I had more events to wear a dress like this to attend! :-)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
February 12, 2014
Cute, saucy, and fun!
I rented both the two and the four, but ended up wearing the four so I could have a little extra room on the top. The two and four are pretty much indistinguishable in size in the waist. The sheer top is nice, but a little revealing down the front, but in a saucy way. However, bustier girls (I'm a DDD), you're going to be on display! I wore a regular bra with it because my hair is long, and it covered the straps. But if you go strapless with this dress, it will have to accommodate the deeper neckline plunge. This dress was a 100% win for my birthday party. I received so may compliments on it all night!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 14, 2014
Super comfortable and an appropriate length for a wedding!
I usually wear a size 8 in dresses and I was very glad I ordered a size 6 for my second dress! I would definitely recommend sizing down when ordering this dress. I did not like the fact that I had to wear a sticky bra because you can see your bra in the front of the dress. You definitely have to wear a bra because the material is not thick enough to go without a bra.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
March 15, 2014
Very comfortable and cute dress. Trendy but doesn't look like it's trying too hard.
Good fit for a pear shape. The fabric is like a heavy knit, so it's very comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Age: 18
March 25, 2014
Got a lot of complements
This dress is a bra less dress just a warning. It was really fun to wear and I felt great
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 27, 2014
Many complements all night long
Fit perfect. A recent post baby body looked great
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 1, 2014
All my coworkers complimenting my dress!
I wore this dress for a fundraiser dinner at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. I liked that it was a bit edgy because Dali was sort of weird. The 4 fit perfectly. I am giving it 4 stars because the way the stripes hit across my mid-section made me look a little fat and the dress was a bit wrinkly when I received it. I didn't have the right underwear for it so I went braless which wasn't too big of a deal. I didn't have breast petals but I would have felt a lot more comfortable if I had had those on. Even though I wasn't crazy about the dress, I received SO many compliments. Seriously, all my coworkers loved it. It was a nice dress overall and got the job done. Wouldn't rent it again though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 23, 2014
Love this dress! Comfy, flirty and fun!
The minute I saw the dress I loved it! I was worried about the plunge and it can be revealing in the front but I wore a black strapless bra that has a thick front so it looks like it's a part of the dress. It's slimming at the top and flares out for a comfy fit. The dress is spandex-like so makes it feel bigger than it is. So so cute and feel fab in it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
June 3, 2014
Super flattering and comfortable!
I rented this dress for my mom's 50th surprise birthday party and was really happy with it! The drop waist wasn't my favorite feature (not really into that trend) but everyone said it looked great on me. The color is way prettier in person and the fabric is unbelievably comfortable. Also, the top part in black is very sheer! I wore a strapless bra with a clear middle piece, but sticky cups might be needed for this one. I loved how it was still a little sexy but still appropriate enough to be around family and friends.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 11, 2014
Just enough class and sass for a Vegas wedding!
I normally wear a 6/8 in a dress but ended up ordering a 4. The 6 fit great but was a little long on me. I went with the 4 which was a little bit more fitted but I liked the length. You can wear a regular bar - which was nice. I wore black and you could not tell at all, the material is quality. Very fun color too! Overall great dress.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 23, 2014
I got so many compliments on this dress. It made me feel sexy and its a great color
I did not wear a bra with this dress. But the form fitting style made for a really nice silhouette. Good length and great color. Good winter wedding dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150lbs
June 29, 2014
Last-minute backup dress ended up not being a disaster at all :)
My original dress didn't fit and RTR was super helpful with getting a new dress out to me overnight just in time for my event. I probably wouldn't have chosen this for myself if I hadn't been crunched for time with limited options, but it was a nice dress, good quality material. Good luck wearing a bra under this. The mesh paneling reveals everything and the V neckline goes so low even strapless bras are obvious. The fabric is thick and tight enough that you don't jiggle much, so those stick on "breast petals" are all you need for this. If you have a pudgy stomach - SKIP THIS DRESS. The top stripe rode just under my stomach and made it look even more pronounced than it actually is. I didn't find it to be very flattering overall, just in the way it was cut. Lack of bra meant my chest wasn't supported well, and the seams and stripes around the midsection reveal all pudge. I ended up wearing this with a black blazer which looked great with the dress and hid most of the issues, plus gave it a more modest look since this was a family wedding. Overall it's a pretty good dress. :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 18, 2014
Loved this dress! Comfortable AND beautiful!
I rented this size in 2 and 4 and both dresses fit great. The shape and materiel of the dress if very forgiving. I received many compliments! I would definitively recommend this dress for any body type. I was able to wear a low cut strapless bra and had no issues. Great RTR experience!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 18, 2014
Loved this dress!!
Very slimming and super comfortable to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
August 14, 2014
Beautiful color. Fun & flirty!
It fit well. The larger size bunched up in the chest area so I went with my smaller pick. It doesn't have any support in the breast area and you can't wear a bra. I am pretty small, but I was worried I might show too much through the fabric. It turned out to be fine. A lot of compliments on this cute dress! It's VERY comfortable. I wore it to The Teen Choice Awards 2014.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
August 18, 2014
I love going to this event and I'm so glad I had something new to wear.
I'm so glad people mentioned that this dress runs large. I ordered a 4 even though I normally wear a 6. I ended up wearing the backup 2 that I ordered. The dress fit beautifully. I do recommend getting breast petals for a smoother fit. I would wear this dress again.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
August 18, 2014
Flattering, unique, and comfy!
This dress ran a bit large but would flatter every shape other than straight, in my opinion. My tummy looks large in this photo but the fit was so much more flattering in person. As others state, you really shouldn't wear a bra. It's a little sexy that way and if you're small chested like me, you'll pull it off. I'm an 8 on top and 12 on bottom and the 8 was great. Big bottom ladies with small waists, this is your dress. Great first experience with RTR staff from start to finish!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 19, 2014
Elegant and sexy
Fit well, but small. Usually I wear a 2 in dresses, and debated between getting the 0 and the 4 for my second size. I ended up wearing the 0. I found that it was a pretty clingy dress, so I did wear Spanx underneath, not that they were totally necessary. I was a little worried that the V was going to be too revealing, but it was totally fine. I didn't wear a bra underneath and didn't have any problems (34B). Elegant with a side of sexy :) I like the combination of the shear top and knee length. The fabric doesn't ship well and I had to get it pressed before I wore it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
August 28, 2014
Everyone remarked on how vibrant the color was on this dress!
This dress was perfect for the evening wedding I attended in St. Louis on a steamy day. I have a pretty full bust, but wore a strapless bra underneath. It was daring enough to have peekaboo cleavage but still appropriate with the sheer paneling. I took a make up checking selfie, so hopefully you can get an idea of the paneling. This was my first Rent The Runway experience, and I was very pleased.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 31, 2014
Great for afternoon wedding
The dress was really comfortable and fit great! The drop waist was what made me like this dress so much. The length was perfect .
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 130lbs
September 1, 2014
I felt frumpy
I ended up having them send me another dress because this one just didn't do much for me. It doesn't define the waist that well and pairing it with a belt didn't help. It ran a little large so the 2 fit rather than the 4.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
September 7, 2014
Nice dress but didn't wear it.
The dress fit a little large, I'm a zero, so I opted for a different dress. The neckline was beautiful- very low though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 15, 2014
Cute dress! Love the color!
This was the 2nd choice rental for me. I could have ordered a size down but was worried about the fit on top. You can't really wear a strapless bra if you don't want it to show down the center. I did not choose to wear this one to the party. It is very nice, but not as formal as I was hoping. (fyi- the purple is ponte material)
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