GABRIELA CADENA

Maralena Gown

$194 to buy
$4,595 retail
Stylist Notes

This ethereal chiffon Gabriela Cadena gown is delicately beaded and eye-catchingly tailored. Pair the plunging neckline with a statement necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 10.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - deep v provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: One length available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'')

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

Product Details

Blue chiffon (100% Polyester). Long sheer sleeves. V-neckline. Full skirt with side slit. Beaded bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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14 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(6)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 29, 2016
Wanted fairy princess, got old Hollywood instead

I loved the ethereal look of this dress so I rented it for a date with my hubby. As soon as I got it, I sent it right back without wearing it. I wanted a fairy princess look but instead it felt too old fashioned, like a silver screen Hollywood madam LOL! I used fashion tape to secure the bodice, but it just did NOT feel right. I think maybe the length being too short had something to do with it (I'm just over 5'9"tall). The beading also felt "old". I agree with the others that this would look better on small chest sizes.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
December 29, 2016
Wish it wasn't so big...

The top shoulder and chest area is so big I couldn't wear it. The fabric is so pretty and the embroidery is detailed and unique so I wish it didn't run so big.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Age: 33
February 26, 2017
Old Hollywood Glamour

Gorgeous dress and fit amazing. Stayed "in" with some tape on. Loved this dress

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 22, 2018
Movie-star-worthy gown

There was an issue with the initial dress I rented so RTR sent this one as a backup - glad they did because it was perfect ! Loved the beaded neckline and the diamond back.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Weight: 125lbs
December 21, 2016
This dress is very beautifully made. However, it has a VERY wide chest opening. Could not wear.

This dress is SO beautifully made. The color and the details are just stunning. However, the chest opening was too wide for it to be appropriate on anyone with boobs. I am a 36b/34c and there is no place I could wear this in public. So if you have a very flat chest... PLEASE ORDER THIS DRESS because it is truly beautiful. I would also advice to take your smaller size. For instance, I am always in between a 2 or a 4 and I got a 4 and it was too big. So don't necessarily size down, but if you know your smaller size, pick that one!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Weight: 150lbs
March 24, 2017
Gorgeous and Glamorous!

I rented this for my engagement photos. I absolutely adore this dress. It is incredibly glamorous. It does require a lot of fashion tape because it is plunging and a traditional bra will not work with this dress. I normally wear a size 8, so when RTR stylists told me they wouldn't be able to send the 8 and could only send the 6, I was worried. The 6 fit perfectly. 8 would have been much too large.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
March 8, 2018
I didn't wear this.

I had ordered another gown via RTR and my backup was destroyed so they kindly shipped this dress to me. I was ecstatic! I couldn't wait to wear a $5,000 dress. However, it was a no. It felt matronly. The sleeves were way too big which made them puffy and the bodice of the gown has a very odd fit. It's almost like the whole top is baggy. It's just not that flattering.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
May 20, 2018
Bigger armed ladies beware!

I saw a review about how the arms run small and they do. My athletic limbs barely fit the dress. Don’t get me wrong, the dress is beautiful and not too hot for a Texas summer outdoor event but like the reviews say, the overall dress does run large. Because of the tight arm space, I’m glad I stuck with the 8R!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
February 11, 2016
STYLIST REVIEW

I am not a fan of open front dresses, but this dress is beautiful and extremely elegant which turned me into a fan!. It is the perfect length as I am 5'3 and wearing 6 inch heels. Fashion tape and pasties are recommended. This dress runs true to size with size up for back up. Great for A and B bust sizes.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 2, 2016
Want to Live in this Dress!

I don't need to say much, the dress definitely speaks for itself. I felt like an ethereal fairy princess in this dress and would never have given it back , if I could have afforded it. I am pretty muscular and the arms were a bit tight, but not uncomfortable at all. I am 5'3 and wore about 4 inch heals and the length was perfect. If you have a black tie event, this is your dress. Love, Love Love!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 29, 2016
RTR Team Review

Runway ready! This dress is super flowy with a great slit up the left leg. A little bit of fashion tape would be all I need to feel comfortable and prevent flashing everyone. The material feels great and skims the body well to show off curves while maintaining looseness. Bonus: it was almost long enough for me in the Regular size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
January 19, 2017
Gorgeous, Flattering, & Flowy

Loved this gown on Rent the Runway, and loved it even more in person. Super flattering and perfect for day-to-night. It moved nicely and had nice detail to it. Great quality.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 33
March 18, 2017
Felt like an Oscar Dress

Buy the double sided tape! you cannot wear this without. I would have brought extra for the rest of the night if I had known better but it worked out.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
April 17, 2017
I felt gorgeous in this dress!

The dress fit extremely well! I used a LOT of fabric tape to make sure the dress stayed in place in the bust area, but I really don't think I needed it. The slits were just long enough, and the open back went just low enough. It was the perfect level of sexy for my event! There was absolutely no downside!

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