Madison Ave Dress

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Stylist Notes

Heading to a holiday party? Slip into this classic look by ERIN Erin Fetherston.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted throughout mid-section
HIPS: Very fitted - dress is very fitted throughout
LENGTH: Mini length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; wear with SPANX for additional cinch around waist and hips
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black crepe with lace inserts. Cap sleeves. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 35'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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70 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(45)
Small
(20)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
October 2, 2012
This was the one
I rented this and an additional dress. This was the one, it looked amazing and was perfect with the chunky gold necklace and nude pumps I already had. It was comfortable I sized up and would definitely go back down to a 10 if i rent this again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
December 31, 2012
I was in between sizes
The 4 was too big in the hips. The 2 fit me, but then the waist sat too high and it was too short. Had it fit it would probably have been very comfortable.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
February 3, 2013
I wore this to my boyfriend's fraternity formal.
Dress was a nice fit, and I am very busty. However, it is fell longer on me (closer to the knees) than I would have liked. I am 5'3". However, overall, I received tons of compliments all night and it was very comfortable! I went with the 4 because the 6 was way too big on me! And I usually wear a 6.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
October 6, 2014
Legs for days!!
This was much shorter than I anticipated! But it was fun being out of my comfort zone for the night. The dress is very comfortable, and the faux sheet panels were a plus!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
November 25, 2012
So cute, but too big!
I loved this dress, but it just didn't fit me right. My regular size was way too big and hung off funny. I did get the side smaller and that was still too big in the waist. I wished it fit me better because it is a beautiful dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 15, 2011
Beautiful dress!
This dress was very simple, but classically gorgeous nonetheless. It was much more fitted than I expected. It would be perfect for a date night or a night on the town with your girlfriends. I would not suggest renting this dress for a work event or a company party unless you get the next size up for an appropriate work fitting.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
March 11, 2012
I received a lot of compliments on this dress!
I rented this dress in a 2 and a 4 for a January wedding. I did receive several compliments on it. I ended up wearing the 2, but it pulled in the hip area a bit. The 4 had a big fabric wrinkle in the back where I am short waisted. After seeing some professional photos a few weeks ago, I'm wondering if this dress was a tad inappropriate. I could see a whole lot of bright white leg. Maybe it would look better with tights?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 24, 2012
Pretty basic- don't think it is the best look for an hourglass shape.
The detailing was nice, but it didn't seem like a show-stopper. I would save this for a casual event.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 15, 2012
It was pretty restrictive.
The dress runs a little small, but mostly true to size. Had there been some stretch to the material, I probably would've worn it; as it was, though, I couldn't lift my arms and it looked unflattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 26, 2013
Teeny Tiny
This dress was remarkably small. I've rented very similar ones that fit entirely differently. I had rented it for a work event but, it was so short and so tight I looked like I was going to the club. Had to pass.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 16, 2013
too short
too short
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 27, 2013
oh my this dress is short!
I rented this dress for a wedding. I am not particularly tall (5'4'') but this dress barely (and I mean BARELY) covered my bum. I had to pick up another dress as a substitute - although I did wear it out the night before the wedding and got lots of compliments (it was in New Orleans so short dress was fine). I do think this dress would be adorable for a winter wedding with black tights. But for this girl - way too short! Also - size up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 9, 2013
WAY too short!
I wasn't able to wear this dress because of how short it was! I rented for a winter wedding and planned on wearing with tights and booties. I tried both sizes on and they both came right to the bottom of my bum - and I'm only 5'5"! Could definitely be good for a party, but certainly not appropriate for a church wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 25, 2013
Cute and comfortable
The fit was nice. It definitely shows of the legs
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 163lbs
March 12, 2014
Cute but way too short
I tried both the 8 and the 10- the 8 fit perfectly but was so, so incredibly short- there was no way I could wear it in public! The 10 was a little too loose, and still way too short. Too bad, it's a pretty dress and feels very well made.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 8, 2014
The fact that you could see my underwear if I leaned over. Ridiculously short.
Incredibly short. I couldn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
April 10, 2014
Short, short short.
This dress was way too short for my taste. It's a mini mini!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 10, 2015
small but cute
This was a bit small and a LOT short. I think size up and it could be a fun dress :)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 120lbs
July 16, 2014
The dress was cute but ran small.
The dress I feel runs a size small. I ordered a 2 and a 4 and went with the 4. I only wore the dress to the wedding ceremony and ran home and changed before the cocktail hour. The dress rode up as I walked and it was annoying that I had to constantly pull it down. I do not recommend this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
February 16, 2012
Hot hot hot
I rented this dress for a date on my birthday. It was the perfect combination of covered up, but tight - and it is pretty short (even on my 5'1" frame). With the peekaboo lace on the sides, it was definitely hot! I felt the dress worked perfectly for both dinner at a nice restaurant, and the club we went to after - a very fine line for a dress to be able to walk! I marked it as "runs small" - it fit me really well and actually hit in all the right places, but I'm very short, so I can see how it would probably be too short on a taller person.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 17, 2012
Loved it
This dress was perfect for a nice date night out. I am only 5'2 and it was very short on me. I am typically a 2 and ordered a 4 as a backup and the dress was still quite snug so keep that in mind and size up for sure. It hugged in all of the right places and really emphasized curves. Would rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
October 17, 2012
Loved the dress, would rent again!
Fits a bit small and is a little short for my 5'8 height. I wore with tights since it was a chilly night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
November 2, 2012
Didn't wear
Runs so small and short - not even my one size up fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 12, 2013
slim fit
The slim cut of this dress made it pretty short, could be becuase im on the busty side.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
October 16, 2017
Way to small.
This dress is so cute, BUT it ran so small I couldn't wear it. I normally wear an 8 and if it runs small, a 10. The description said it ran small and people wore one dress size up. They didn't have a 12, but I have never worn a 12. I got a 10 and an 8. The 10 was so small it can only be described by Steel Magnolias quote "It was like two pigs fighting in a blanket". The entire dress from head to toe was two sizes too small. My sister is a big 4 or small 6 and she put the 8 on and it fit her perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 14, 2011
SOOO many compliments when I wore this! And my sister wore it to prom!!!
I would wear this again almost anywhere. It has a conservative neckline but hugs your curves (in a good way!) It does ride up so wear tights if thats not the look your going for.
MalloryDecember 14, 2011
You must really like me since you got this dress for prom!!! I hope you like the accessories I picked out for you :) I'm sure your photo review will put mine to shame Princess Madison! (This dress was made to be since it has your name in it!)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
January 3, 2012
Renting this LBD was great!
I wore this dress for NYE. I am usually between a 4 and a 6 and I ended up wearing the 4. They both fit about the same but the 6 was longer and I am short (5'2") so I wanted the shorter one. It does have a conservative neckline, but it is super tight and short (if you want it to be) so that adds something to it.
VeronicaJanuary 3, 2012
Love the necklace you paired with this. PERFECT!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 11, 2012
Cute cocktail dress
I rented this for a daytime wedding, because I wanted something a little different from the typical LBD. It fit the bill! The lace cutouts give it some sex appeal while making your waist appear smaller. I had to pull down the dress a few times, it tends to ride up a bit, but overall the fit was good and the dress was comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
February 18, 2012
beautiful dress
wore this to a wedding and i must say it was a choice well made. rented the bracelets also to give the outfit a bit of glitz. dress is body conscious and the lace panels really do enhance/give an illusion of a waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 134lbs
May 22, 2012
Slimming, but tough to size
This is a very cute and VERY slimming dress! I usually wear a 4, and ordered a 4 and 6 at the advice of other reviews - neither really fit. I chose to go with the 4 (which was short and a bit snug) over the 6 which was huge in the hips and chest.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
June 11, 2012
beautiful!
I rented this dress for an evening wedding. It fit like a glove, and my boyfriend said it looked beautiful. I have a 36-38 D bust and it didn't pull at all. I usually wear between a 10 and a 12. I would suggest wearing spanx underneath because it is very fitted. It's also short, but not so short that your butt will fall out. Wear it with really high stiletto pumps, and you'll look fierce.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 27, 2012
I think i'm in love
I am in love with this dress, I am so sad to have to send it back. I got a 4 and 6, both fit but the 4 was just the right amount of tight. I did not need to wear a bra at all, and it felt like wearing a comfy cotton dress but I looked dressed to the 9s!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
August 15, 2012
Lots of Leg
This dress was great. The fabric is super comfortable and stretchy, but hugged my body all night (didn't stretch out). I loved that I was covered up top and my legs were the focal point. It's the kind of dress that women compliment and men just love.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 17, 2012
Great dress, fits like a glove
This dress was perfect for a formal holiday event I attended. I'm quite short so I didn't expect the dress to either fit or be flattering.. but thankfully I was wrong! The 0 fit beautifully and wasn't too long or too short! This dress was fantastic and I got tons of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 5, 2012
Simple yet elegant dress, easily paired with a bun and red lipstick and you're ready to go!
I rented both the size 2 and the size 4 and ended up wearing the 2 as it just was a better fit for my shoulders but I could of easily worn the 4 as well as it was a tad bit longer and fit relatively the same.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 5, 2012
Simple yet elegant dress, easily paired with a bun and red lipstick and you're ready to go!
I rented both the size 2 and the size 4 and ended up wearing the 2 as it just was a better fit for my shoulders but I could of easily worn the 4 as well as it was a tad bit longer and fit relatively the same.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 15, 2012
Jazzy enough to get those digits!
The dress is absolutely fabulous! It is super slimming and the lace on it is so cute in person. The picture doesn't do it justice. This is a must rent!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
September 23, 2012
This dress was the perfect combination of modest and sexy - perfect for the unexpected funeral.
Fit was fantastic. I was worried the side panels were transparent, but they are lined. Got a ton of compliments. Props to RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
October 3, 2012
Cute!
This dress was very comfortable, and ran very true to size. The fabric was a little stretchy, which was nice, and it hugged in flattering places. However, I was not a huge fan of the cap sleeves, although the lace detail was nice. Overall I thought this dress was cute, but very ordinary. I didn't end up wearing it.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 19, 2012
Super flattering!
The dress kind of has a weird cotton fabric but still very cute and classy
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