ERIN erin fetherston

Shelby Dress

$40 rental
$275 Retail

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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".)

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: 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".)

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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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152 reviews

Fit
Small 17
True to Size 105
Large 13
Photos 98
Britt
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 11, 2013

Got compliments all night!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Cindy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 114 lbs
Dec 17, 2013

Perfect for a holiday party! So glad RTR had it in stock!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Overall, very nice dress, nice fit except for the chest which was too big, too much material, like someone had stretched it (so lace hung a little funny). Helps to wear a strapless, padded bra. Everyone said they loved it though and asked about designer. Would definitely rent again; so glad I didn't buy it (felt like it was well-priced on RTR).
Suzanne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 23, 2013

Almost perfect!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Holly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 30, 2013

Flattering Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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
Blair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 8, 2014

I rented this dress for New Years 2013! A last minute decision that ended up being perfect!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Good stretch overall, minus the natural waist, which I liked because it accented my curves. A little loose in the shoulders, I have very narrow shoulders, but the right bra made a difference. Must wear with heels as the length is a few inches above the knees. Perfect for dancing and drinking. My favorite part was the bright color and the neckline, definitely made me feel special and bold.
Laura
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 21, 2014

I wore this dress to a work event. It was perfect for the occasion and so comfortable.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 23, 2014

THE LACE!!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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!
Aja
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Feb 9, 2014

I wore this for valentines dinner with my boyfriend. He loved the dress and got lots of compliments

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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.
KThom
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 16, 2014

Perfect dress for a Valentines Weekend event!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress and another one for my first RTR experience. This wasn't my first choice, but I ended up loving it once I had it on. I got so many compliments throughout the night! It was very comfortable and hid the post-free-buffet/free-drinks belly pooch through the end of the night. It was a perfect length, fit well in the hips, and was perfect for my bust. The only thing I didn't like is that the zipper in the back and the top of the neck seemed to be too big or stick out. Loved the dress and highly recommend it!
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 17, 2014

I felt amazing!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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!
Holly
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 18, 2014

This dress was perfect for a night out with my boyfriend on Valentine's Day.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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!
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 21, 2014

Excellent customer service

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress was a little big on me (I'm usually a 4) but still looked beautiful on me. It really is a beautiful dress.
Reinalyn
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 22, 2014

I felt like a million bucks and received a ton of compliments on this dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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.
nikkikat
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 7, 2014

Wore this to an Oscars event and felt absolutely beautiful in it.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is SUPER sexy but classy too. The 6 was a bit too small, but honestly the snugness ended up just making me feel like Beyonce. The fabric is forgiving, and the black lace detail gives you an hourglass shape. I used fashion tape to keep my Spanx from showing. The gold zipper in the back is a classy detail as well, and any man with an imagination will think about unzipping it.
Jamie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143 lbs
Mar 11, 2014

Great dress, a little bigger around bust area.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Awesome dress, great for weddings
Natasha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 12, 2014

Great Day-to-Night Dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Carly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 17, 2014

Very form-fitting yet comfortable dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Johanne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 17, 2014

Love this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for my Birthday. Received lots compliment. Very nice, perfect length.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
Mar 18, 2014

Overall, really happy with the dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the fit, detailing and dress came in perfect condition! Ordered a size up for my back up size just in case but dress ended up fitting true to size. Definitely recommend this dress to anyone considering it!
Mac
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 27, 2014

I felt so sexy, yet elegant in this dress! perfect for a valentines day event!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was a dream come true and I cried when I had to zip it up and send it back. Very form fitting.
Jorie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Apr 1, 2014

Sexy, but yet Elegant!!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!!!!
Kelsey
Age: 21
Apr 4, 2014

Really comfy dress that is super flattering and classy

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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
Laurnico
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Apr 18, 2014

Very flattering would definitely rent it again!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Tracy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 23, 2014

Fun dress for a friend's wedding

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I love this dress - I wish I took more pictures in it! It was a nice deep red that was subtle but still flattering. Got compliments all night! It wasn't too short so it wasn't scandalous, and I could wear an actual bra with it. I wore a black lace one just in case but it didn't show at all. I don't wear spanx, but I don't think it would hurt if you feel more comfortable having one on. I don't think you'd need one if you got the right size for yourself. I love the way the lace falls and hits all the right curves, giving you a great figure!!
Elizabeth
Age: 27
Apr 28, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

Sexy red dress.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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.
Mariah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
May 3, 2014

Gorgeous dress!! Perfect shape, so flattering!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This has got to be one of the greatest rentals I've had. So flattering to a petite shape and accentuated my waist nicely. Great neckline and fun red color. I wore this to my Christmas party back in December and would buy this dress if I could. Compliments all night!
Mandy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 154 lbs
May 5, 2014

NYE WOOOOT!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
So this was my back up dress for NYE, and my friend Marie ended up wearing it. She is 6'0, 157 lbs and 34D, normally wears an 8 and the 10 fit her like a dream. Black lace panels are very slimming. I, size 10-12, 5'6", 158lbs. and 38C got the 10 zipped but looked like a stuffed sausage. Should have ordered the 12 or 14.
CATHY
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
May 6, 2014

Worn to Ferdinand's Ball - a pre-Derby event.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress! Unfortunately, it was chilly and I barely got to take my jacket off. The picture attached is one of the few I remembered to take - after the event! It is extremely flattering AND you can wear a real bra! I possibly could have gone down a size, but the 10 was very comfortable.
Morgan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
May 6, 2014

I felt like model!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Fushcia
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
May 14, 2014

Chicago snowflakes and an awed boyfriend made for a lovely night.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
The dress fit very nicely, it was a little baggy right under my chest along my stomach, which is might be due to a larger chested woman wearing it before me. Overall, I loved it as it was soft and comfy and warm enough for a February day in Chicago. The side lace is a wonderful touch and makes the look very unique as well as accenting my natural curves.
Anne
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
May 21, 2014

The dress was perfect for a semi-formal NYE bash!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress was flattering, as I the my midsection. The black on the sides made me feel slimmer, if that makes sense! It was a great dress, and you will really enjoy wearing it!
Patricia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128 lbs
May 25, 2014

Loved to wear this! Sexy & elegant. This style is flattering & comfortable. RTR is so amazing!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Usually wear a 4 but decided to size up since I'm a nursing mom & a 36DD. The size 6 was a nice fit with enough room for a full bust. The length hit right above my knees.
Leah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112 lbs
May 27, 2014

Perfectly good dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I liked the dress a lot and thought it was generally a really good dress. However, the top just was too big for me, and if you are smaller on top or generally wear a size zero, I would pick a different brand. The size difference wasn't really noticeable by others, it just didn't completely feel comfortable for me. Also, it was perhaps a bit too sexy for a wedding, especially one with a lot of older family members.
Kaitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 11, 2014

Amazing, unique dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to my sorority's formal and got so many compliments! It hit at about mid-thigh so I didn't have to worry about pulling it down all night and the black lace is super slimming. I got the size 4 and 6--both of them fit, but I ended up going with the 6 because the 4 gapped at the back of the neck and because the 6 afforded me a little more room to dance. :) The saddest part of the night was when I had to take it off!
savannah
Usually wears: 8
Age: 21
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Jun 15, 2014

Loved the fit for my body type!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Rides up a bit and larger through midsection
Jessi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 28, 2014

Wonderful dress, sexy but classy and perfect for a romantic date

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress fit true to size. The lace details were very pretty and the dress was classy but very sexy. There is plenty of room in the bust and the rest of the dress hugs tight. It did ride up a little when walking, but it wasn't a big deal. I was complimented quite a bit. Would definitely recommend it.
Priyanka
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Jun 30, 2014

Little Red Dress with so much elegance!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I have to give the credit to my husband for this one. He picked it out.. So I was apprehensive first about the fit since I'm sort of in between 2 & 4 but reading comments from other beautiful ladies I decided to go with Size 4 (worn) and backup size 6. I have an hourglass built and this dress fit like a glove. I felt like a million bucks and my husband was very very generous with his compliments and so were the guests at the wedding. The fabric is very comfortable.. It's a great dress!! The lace detail is very feminine and delicate..
Stacey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 14, 2014

Classy, yet sexy dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress. I got a lot of compliments on it. I wore the 8 as I am self conscious about my stomach and felt the 6 was hugging me a bit too tight. The color is so great and the lace panels add such a nice touch!
Eileen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Jul 31, 2014

Not for a wedding

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented it in two sizes. The 10 fit perfect. I returned it and got a replacement within 24 hours (great service) because it was too risque for a wedding.
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