Giambattista Valli

Fresh Flower Printed Shift Dress

$1,995 retail

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Stylist Notes

Floral details freshen up this cool shift dress by Giambattista Valli. We love this look with pointy-toe heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Printed white floral crepe (97% Viscose, 3% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Shift bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 34” from shoulder to hemline. Made in Italy.

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36 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(6)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
May 25, 2016
Holy gorgeousness! Love love love

Perfect shift. Beautiful gorgeous print. Millions of compliments. Wow dress. Won't disappoint!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 120lbs
May 29, 2016
Such a pretty shift dress!

Loved this dress for a work event. It's so perfect for spring and super classy! Runs true to size.. Not super form fitting but I liked it that way.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 1, 2016
Nice dress but way too big!

I thought this dress would have been a bit nicer seeing the retail is so much. But it was still "ok". I would have worn it if I wasn't swimming in it. I'm a typical 4 and have worn a 6 in some. But I'd go to a 2 easily here (and with 32D's, that's saying something re the size).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 30B
June 6, 2016
Bridal shower brightness

Wore this for my bridal shower. Super comfy, and love the touches of pink and neon yellow. I paired with bright fuchsia lipstick and was feeling very fun. Material was light and perfect for a 70 degree day.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 8, 2016
An effortless pretty dress

This dress is very pretty in person. The fabric is lightweight and the fit is loose. There was lots of room and I think sizing down one size would give the look a little more definition. One thing I didn't like though was that it arrived a bit wrinkled in the belly area, and after wearing it out to dinner, the dress got even more wrinkly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
June 14, 2016
Flattering shift dress with an unexpected print - versatile for many occasions!

I rented this for a party as part of my unlimited membership. I loved it so much I wore it to work too. The shift dress is easy - you can style it in many different ways depending on the occasion. The print is unexpected and unique; it can read more edgy or classic depending on how you accessorize and style it. The only reason I gave 4 stars was because it arrived wrinkled and I had to iron it. Note: this dress holds wrinkles - so although I loved wearing it at work - it wrinkled easily from sitting at my desk most of the day. Recommend for occasions where you will be standing more and sitting less.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 22, 2016
Great for work and for wine tasting

This is the only dress I have ever worn twice. The print is beautiful and I got lots of compliments. I paired it with pointy flats for work and then with sandals for a visit to a winery. It has a looser fit which I liked. The photo is after a long day of working and sitting, so it looks like it got some wrinkles throughout the day. But overall, the fabric doesn't wrinkle too easily and it looked great in person.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119lbs
June 23, 2016
Beautiful classic dress

I thought this dress was pretty and I did receive a lot more compliments then I expected. I subtracted a star only because the dress came quite wrinkled and had to steam it myself. The dress is a shift so it has a looser fit. It really is beautiful.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
June 29, 2016
Fabulous shift dress!

Apple shapes best friend! This dress is both beautiful and comfortable! Careful, it easily wrinkles.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 129lbs
July 6, 2016
Simple but elegant

Pros: very pretty print and good fit. It's simple yet elegant. I received tons of compliments Cons: the dress has a heavier material and it wrinkles a lot!! I steamed and ironed the dress but it got wrinkled after sitting down for 2 minutes

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 31, 2016
Perfect dress for any occasion

Super comfortable dress with gorgeous detail and perfect for any occasion. It wasn't snug, a true shift so it was great for being comfortable running around all day. I wore it for a party, and then wore it again for everyday. You can dress it up or down and could be worn for business to a daytime wedding.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 18, 2016
Pretty!!

easy and pretty dress that can work at the office or a party or a date. I was really comfortable in it all day.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
January 4, 2017
Beautiful graduation dress

Dress for perfectly. Flattering cut and beautiful print.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
April 10, 2017
One of the cutest dresses I have ever worn!

This dress is wonderful. The design is beautiful and playful, perfect for spring, and the cut makes it suitable for work and going out afterwards. I got a lot of compliments. I am 5'10 though and the length was just on the border of being too short, but it was definitely workable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 17, 2017
Perfect Easter Dress

Loved the design of the dress! Definitely unique and something you don't see in other dresses. As other reviewers said - it does wrinkle EXTREMELY easily! Just beware if that is something that bothers you - don't wear it sitting down anywhere - it wrinkled on me by just sitting in the car!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
May 3, 2017
Wrinkles, but beautiful fabric

Great dress, very light weight and comfortable for work. The only downside if you sit a lot the dress wrinkled a lot at the bottom. I had to steam it when it arrived because it was wrinkled. Great print, great feeling fabric. Very breathable and would be great for someone attending a spring or summer outdoor function. I could have sized down, but for work I didn't mind the fit being an it loose.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
June 19, 2017
Summer work dress

Great summer work dress! I've ordered it twice now because I love it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 2, 2017
Nice dress but nothing special

This is a very nice dress but not a statement maker. The fit was great and it was very comfortable, easy to wear.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
July 5, 2017
Didn't wear

Too short for work

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 30DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
August 14, 2017
Perfect for dinner with the girls

The small floral print on this dress is super cute and just feminine enough. The dress is perfect for petite hourglass figures. The only thing to note is that the zipper bunches a bit when you're sitting down.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
November 10, 2017
Beautiful Dress, But Didn't End Up Wearing It

This dress is beautiful shift. I rented this dress and another as options for my wedding rehearsal and brunch but ended up going with the other dress. Though this dress is pretty and lightweight, it wrinkles easily and to me doesn't look nearly as expensive as its price tag makes you think it would. It's also not very forgiving around the middle, especially for a shift, so I would steer clear if you're going to be eating and drinking a lot. Might rent again, but only if the price drops.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
January 24, 2019
Beautiful but not extra ordinary

I love it when I get compliments when I am wearing a dress from RTR. ( which happens most of the time) Even though I felt nice in the dress, I didn't get any compliments. Maybe because the dress wrinkles a lot, so it doesn't give you a polished image. But I still enjoyed wearing it! #dressforyourself

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 12, 2016
The material and print were beyond luxe

A true shift, I wore it belted in order to create a more feminine silhouette, however I quite liked it as a shift as well. The pattern and colors are beyond lovely, so spring-y, came new with tags.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
June 15, 2016
Stylist Review!

So lovely and classy! This shift dress runs large, so I recommend sizing down for backup. I usually wear a size 4-6, and the 2 (IT size 40) fit me very well and was figure flattering. The print is so charming and really makes a statement in person. The dress is light and comfortable throughout the midsection with some stretch, but is fitted at the bust. I would recommend this dress for A to C cup sizes. The length is mid-thigh to knee length, making it conservative paired with the high neckline. Pair this dress with classic pumps or sandals with minimal jewelry to complete your look.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
June 16, 2016
nice

the print is pretty, i'm typically btwn 2 and 4, wore 2 in this, plenty of room. dress is comfortable, thick, high quality, but it wrinkles like crazy! i also found it to be a bit plain. it's def pretty, but it is very subdued, great if you're a guest at a shower, baptism, etc, and don't want to stand out, but still want to look classy. hits an inch or so above my knee.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
October 13, 2016
Very pretty for work or play!

The dress is pretty loose-fitting, so a true size or size down works depending on what fit you prefer. I found the smaller fit to work best. The pattern is beautiful and the fabric feels light and soft. Easy to dress up or down. The only complaint is that the dress wrinkles easily while you're sitting so leaves some crinkling across the front/middle section.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 24, 2016
Beautiful pattern, but a little short

Rented this to wear with a blazer to work. Thought it would be a little longer than it was. Dress was just okay. Nothing too fancy or special. The quality of the dress itself was very nice though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 2, 2017
Beautiful Floral Print!

PROS: Stunning, feminine, floral print shift dress. The dress was very comfortable to wear at work and then out for dinner that night. Fabric felt very luxurious next to my skin. Very well made and had an invisible zipper in the back. You can dress it up with a pair of nice heels or down with more casual sandals. This dress was fun to wear and I received lots of compliments. CONS: Italian sizing, ran slightly on the small side. Be sure to size up. It did wrinkle easily from sitting. Rental Condition: Excellent Fabric: 97% Viscose, 3% Elastane Comfort: Very Comfortable Season(s): Summer, Late Spring Special Undergarments Required: Standard Bra Surprises: Ran a little on the short side. Would I rent it again? Yes. Measurements Lying Flat Bust: 17" Waist: 17" Hips: 18" Length: 33"

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 67
Bust size: 32AA
October 2, 2018
Beautiful Dress

Didn't fit - wrinkle easy just from trying on!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
November 21, 2018
For work

I am 5'2" and size 40 was too short and tight for me. The pattern is pretty but the fabric is not as heavy as I'd like it to be. Overall, it would be nice for work or church, but not dressy enough for an event. Ended up not wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 10, 2016
High quality dress, professional and pretty.

I think I would have liked to see what a 42 looked like. I'm petite and curvy so its not really a proper shift dress on me. It is extremely comfortable but does wrinkle very easily.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 10, 2016
Beautiful dress

This dress is beautiful. I went a size down because it's a baggier shape and it worked for me. I wouldn't say it runs large but if you go between two sizes, I'd get the smaller one. Beautiful, lightweight material - perfect for summer!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 45
October 2, 2016
It is a nice dress, very unique design. However not very flattering on the waist and a bit short. xx

Fit is a little large on the waist making you look a bit older or fat.

Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 54
March 27, 2017
Great fit1 Got lots of compliments!

Fit true to size

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
May 3, 2017
Lot of compliments! Only con would be that it wrinkes easily. That's why its not 5 stars

fits loose

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 11, 2018
Cute! Well made

I liked this dress. It was shorter than I would have liked, but felt good wearing it.

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