Shelby Dress

$45 rental
$275 retail
Stylist Notes

Red hot! This dress by ERIN Erin Fetherston is a sultry choice to catch his fancy on date night. Go for a monochromatic look with jewels like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Ruby Red Drop Earrings.

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: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Red ponte with scalloped black lace panels (65% Rayon, 31% Nylon, 4% Spandex). Cap sleeves. Square neckline. Pencil skirt with lace detail. Exposed back zipper. Unlined. 35.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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255 reviews
Fit
Large
(15)
True to Size
(145)
Small
(25)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
December 9, 2013
Very sloppy fit. Would not rent again
Very sloppy fit. Would not rent again
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 9, 2013
OMG!! This dress is seriously amazing.
My favorite rental thus far! This gem will now be my go too party dress!! I really did not want to return it. It was so SO flattering, nice material with stretch, good length not too short. No problems with it at all. Since it's cold I opted to add a long sleeved sheer lace top under it which complimented it really well. My curves seriously have never looked so good. I will be renting this again (and again...)!! <3
BlakeDecember 18, 2013
where did you get the lace top? it looks fantastic!
BrendaAugust 13, 2014
The dress looks awesome on you! Love the long sheer black lace sleeve, it works well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
December 11, 2013
Got compliments all night!
Wore this dress for my husbands office Christmas party. I got compliments all night. My husband and I actually won best dressed couple of the night. The 4 fit great but I ended up wearing the 6. I am short and have a short torso and the dress gathered in the back a lot. The top and bottom of the dress is actually sewn together at the waist and fits your waistline so I had to wear the 6 to have a little more room to pull the dress down some to reduce the gathering in the back. Would recommend to anyone!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
December 11, 2013
Loved the lace detail.
Form fitting. A little big in the chest, which was surprising. The way the lace is contoured makes your waist look tiny.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 12, 2013
Best fancy holiday party dress ever
Loved wearing this to a holiday party. Lots of compliments. I paired it with high black boots - note to tall girls that it was a little on the short side but not too bad. Definitely form-fitting so that in combination with the shortness made it a little more attention-getting than I usually go for. Overall though could not have been happier with the quality or look of the dress. I don't have especially wide hips, and usually wear an 8, so was surprised how tight the 8 was across the hips. Recommend sizing up in general. Very fitted through the waist, too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 120lbs
December 13, 2013
LOVED THIS DRESS!!!!
I got so many compliments on this dress. Tags were still attached & it was brand new when I received it. Perfect fit and really a great dress to wear to the office, dinner or any function. With the holiday weekend RTR extended my rental & I couldn't have asked for a better dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 23, 2013
Almost perfect!
I wore this dress for a wedding that was 5 days before Christmas. I love the dress, but unfortunately I'm a size smaller up top than I am on the bottom. I got the 6 and 8 and it was a good thing I did. The 6 fit great up top, but too small for my hips. I went with the 8 so it wouldn't be riding up on me all night, but it was a bit loose in the top. It's a really pretty and a flattering dress, but if you're not the same size up top and bottom then I'd skip it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 30, 2013
Flattering Dress
First off, sorry for the phone pic, but that was all I took that night :( I ordered this to wear out with my friends for a Birthday Dinner, and they all loved it! This was my first time ordering with RTR and I think I'm totally sold and have convinced a lot of my friends to try it out as well. I ordered both the 4 and the 6 and I really could have worn either size. The material is pretty stretchy and when I tried on both, either size would have worked, I ended up going with a size 4 and I liked that I could wear a full strap bra with it. I wear a 34D already and was able to wear a push up bra with it. I know some of the other reviews said that it was big up top, so if you are a little smaller on the top I would maybe wear a push-up bra with it, like I did. Had a great night out with my friends for dinner and finished up the night dancing. Thanks RTR
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
January 2, 2014
Great NYE Dress
Wore this for NYE. Even though I am normally an 8, the 10 fit just fine. My hips and butt are definitely curvy, and the dress was still super flattering while being fitted and sexy. The gold zipper is a fun touch also. I would absolutely rent this one again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
January 7, 2014
Lady in Red
FIT : I wish it fit a bit tighter all around but the top half was definitely designed for the top heavy. Unless you got a super bra; I wouldn't recommend this. PRO : I really like the design of the dress; color and the lace detail.
ElizabethApril 21, 2014
I really like this dress but your review concerns me. I am exactly your measurements. How big was the top? Was the waist big as well? Do you think wearing a slightly padded bra would help? Do you have a picture? Sorry for all the questions, but any advice would be appreciated.
MiaApril 23, 2014
Hey Elizabeth, I had to wear the VS miraculous bra (the one that instantly adds 2 cup size) but I still felt like the top was a bit loose. Nothing too bad though. The waist part has this tailored fitted feel (not stretchy in this area) but tighter than the rest of the dress. I'm not sure how to insert the pictures. You can e-mail me at sqs5038@gmail.com for photos. I hope this helped!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 15, 2014
Loved It
The material has a stretch to it but isn't clingy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 16, 2014
incredible fit, very slenderizing!
This dress was a great select for a holiday event, but I almost wore it with a black blazer to a work meeting the next day! Ideal slimming dress...
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 21, 2014
I wore this dress to a work event. It was perfect for the occasion and so comfortable.
The dress was a little big in the bust area, but it wasn't a deal-breaker. The fabric is extremely stretchy and comfortable. I really loved this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
January 23, 2014
THE LACE!!
Honestly, this is probably the best dress I have rented from RTR. I got SO MANY compliments on the dress. The lace inset hits at the perfect spot to give you an amazingly small waistline that accentuates the curves. I have considered buying this dress because I love it so much! I could have worn the size eight, but I knew I was eating a big dinner and wanted to be comfortable. I cannot get over how much I loved it!
LFebruary 24, 2014
Thank you for the feedback you gave - it helped me decide that this dress is definitely one of my final choices!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
January 23, 2014
Too big on top
I actually ordered this as my back up dress in case my first choice didn't fit. It's a really pretty dress, but unfortunately the top seems to run bigger than the bottom. The bottom of the dress fit very nicely and hugs your curves but the top part of the dress was much to big. I think if I had a larger chest it would have been ok but if you are a small 34B like myself you might want to consider sizing down as a backup. Otherwise a very nice dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
February 9, 2014
I wore this for valentines dinner with my boyfriend. He loved the dress and got lots of compliments
This dress was very easy to wear. It has a bit of stretch to it I could have worn the size 2 because it fit also but decided to wear the 4 because it was comfortable and I was able to wear a strapless push up bra.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
February 16, 2014
The dress was wonderful! An absolutely gorgeous color red, and really elegant! Perfect for opera!
Form fitting, stretchy. Ordered sizes 8 and 10, and went with size 8 so it would fit better on my (smaller) upper half. Was very comfortable for the whole night at the opera.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
February 17, 2014
I felt amazing!
I rented this for Valentine's Day with my boyfriend and it was perfect. It fit great and was very appropriate to go out to dinner in. A good length and very nice neckline. I got compliments all night and my boyfriend loved it!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
February 18, 2014
Perfect Valentine's Dress!
This dress is beautiful and was perfect to wear out for a special Valentine's date. My dresses arrived late (5:30PM on the day of my event!) and I barely had any time to try different sizes - no photos because I was literally zipping up as I ran out the door. Still, I was really happy I had a larger backup size (a 6 to my usual size 4), as I felt this dress ran a little snug. The fabric and detailing on this dress is gorgeous. I selected this as a backup style to another dress and it had 'wow' factor that my first choice didn't. I am bigger on top (32E) and this dress really accentuated that - I caught my boyfriend staring more than once. It's an appropriate length as well - above the knee but not too mini. I had never worn Erin Fetherston before - but I will definitely look out for her other dresses the next time I rent.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 18, 2014
This dress was perfect for a night out with my boyfriend on Valentine's Day.
The overall fit was nice, but the upper back was kind of loose where the zip ends. Other than that, the dress was comfortable and I felt awesome in it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 22, 2014
I felt like a million bucks and received a ton of compliments on this dress
The cut of this dress is so flattering. I love the black lace detail and the red color is so vibrant! The dress went perfectly with my Louboutin Prive Pumps.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 139lbs
February 23, 2014
Sexy Fit!
I did not wear this dress for my event. I ordered it as my "back up dress" and the other style was just more fitting for me. But this dress was a nice fit and very sexy. The black lace panels are very flattering to accentuate curves and a small waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
February 24, 2014
I did not wear this dress
I ended up not wearing this dress because it was very unflatering on my stomach .I loved the dress but I would not recommend it for anyone who considers their stomach a problem area. I ended up wearing another dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
February 27, 2014
Very sexy and glamorous without trying too hard.
Great on my figure. I'd get a size up because I'm usually a 10 and the 12 was very form fitting but in a good way!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
March 3, 2014
My date said this was my best rental yet!
The neckline is best suited for those with a squared shoulder line (unlike me, I've got a slight slope), but I managed just fine since this was worn for my private birthday dinner. The lace detail is very flattering on the front and back, and the fabric stretched enough for my food baby. I thoroughly enjoyed wearing this dress, so much that I forgot to get a photo in it! I've been recommended to permanently add this to my closet.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 12, 2014
Great Day-to-Night Dress
I rented this for a work conference and was extremely happy with how versatile this dress is. I put a blazer over it for the daytime conference activities and wore flats and then took it off and added heels for the social events at night. I got tons of compliments, and it was a perfect fit. It really makes your waist look slim and fits nicely throughout.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142lbs
March 14, 2014
Cute but tight!
Dress is very body conscious and rides up, I'm a 6 and really needed an 8
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 17, 2014
Very form-fitting yet comfortable dress
This dress was perfect for the law school formal that I went to. I wasn't too dressed up and not too dressed down. Most of the reviews said the dress was large in the bust, which was totally spot on. Fortunately for me, I have enough to fill that area out. But that doesn't necessarily work for everyone. The Material was really stretchy so it was easy to move around and dance in. Very comfortable and I got a bunch of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 17, 2014
Love this dress!
I wore this dress for my Birthday. Received lots compliment. Very nice, perfect length.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
March 17, 2014
Great dress
It fit almost perfect. The 2 was still a little big in the waist area but not super noticeable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 25, 2014
Awesome dress for a night out!
I loved this dress. It was sexy, comfortable, and I got a ton of compliments. I sometimes have issues with RTR dresses running too short for me, but the length on this was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
March 27, 2014
Love the lace detail, especially at the waist!
The dress is much classier than it looks in the picture, partly because I'm only 5'5 and don't have as much leg to cover as the model. I tend to wear a Size 2 about 60% of the time and a Size 0 the other 40%, so I ordered a 0 and a 2. While the 2 looked great on my bottom, it noticeably gaped in the shoulder area and the extra material at the waist stretched and made me look bigger than I am. The 0, on the other hand, didn't gape and fit perfectly, especially from the front and the side. When it came to the bottom, though, it was too tight to be flattering. I guess this dress is best for someone who is really broad shouldered with a larger waist and a smaller bottom. Bummer, because I really wanted to like it! (My measurements: 34-25-35)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
April 1, 2014
Sexy, but yet Elegant!!!
This dress runs true to size. It fits right above the knees and I'm just 5'1. It truly accentuates your curves appropriately, which adds a sensual appeal. This dress is a vibrant red color with just the right touch of lace to complete a classy look for an elegant evening. I wore this dress to a wedding and it was definitely a hit. I received tons of compliments!!! As always, truly satisfied with the quality and service I received from RTR. Extremely Superb!!!!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
April 4, 2014
Really comfy dress that is super flattering and classy
You can wear a normal bra and it's thick fabric so no lines show. It's super comfy and really flattering. The lace on the side a gives the illusions of a skinnier waist than you do. I have a very large chest and the dress covered it enough that I still look classy. My actual bust size is 32E
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 18, 2014
Very flattering would definitely rent it again!
I wore this to my company's Christmas party I normally wear an 8 but the 10 fit better and controlled my top. I could have benefited from wearing spanx for sure so that would be the only comment I wish I did to smooth things out other than that it was a slimming dress and I received a TON of compliments on it. I'm known as the girl who always RTR's for work parties.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
April 24, 2014
Very flattering
So, I ended up not wearing this dress, but I thought it was very flattering for being so form fitting. That said, I did not wear it because I didn't like to pooch it gave me from the side. I wouldn't recommend it if lower tummy is a trouble area.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
April 28, 2014
Great dress!
This was my first experience from Rent the Runway, and I will definitely be back for more! The dresses were delivered two days earlier than expected. I couldn't wait to get home and try it on! The 8 had a little too much fabric in the back/shoulders area, but that didn't surprise me since I'm only 5ft tall. I went with the 6 for that reason. The length was perfect, right above the knee. The color was great and very complimentary to my skin tone. And the lace! Awesome! Slimmed my waist beautifully. What woman doesn't like that!? I got so many compliments and my boyfriend loved it too! Thank you so much RTR! I'll be back for the next event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
April 28, 2014
Sexy red dress.
I wore this dress on a date with my husband. He loved it. I'm petite with wide hips, and the dress fit well on the bottom. It was loose on top especially in the back. I kept having to pull it down. I think it's ideal for someone a little taller. Despite all that, I still felt very sexy in it. It was great for a night out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
May 6, 2014
I felt like model!
This is one of the most fun dresses I have ever worn. It is very easy to put on and the stretch of the material makes it extremely comfortable, even after a long night. I actually wore it to two events on consecutive nights (completely different people, so no one knew!) and the fabric looked just as fresh the second night. I have a large chest, so the shoulder straps did occasionally bulge out, but nothing obscene or that couldn't be straightened out by pulling the back of the dress down. The length is very flattering and the shape of the lace gives you some definition. I would recommend that either a thong or shape-wear be worn on the bottom half, as the material is not so forgiving with underwear lines. Overall, you will love this dress!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 182lbs
May 15, 2014
My students senior prom.
Dress was a hit. Wasn't too short and not too long. Was very appropriate for the affair and my students complemented me all night.
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