Giambattista Valli

Wavy Paisley Shift

$3,450 retail

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Stylist Notes

A wavy border detail makes this printed Giambattista Valli dress funky. With a retro vibe, this dress pairs well with mary janes.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 40-46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Printed crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 34” from shoulder to hemline. Made in Italy.

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22 reviews
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(2)
True to Size
(6)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Age: 38
May 2, 2016
Gorgeous!

My original selection was not available so I chose this dress as an alternative. I felt like a million dollars in this thing. The quality shows. I got so many compliments and looks. I was able to wear a bra but I had to make sure the bra I wore was really low cut. I could have gone down slightly in size but not much. The waist is fitted but I have a very hourglass shape with a very small waist and a large hip area so this dress accommodated my body. I would recommend this dress. I wish I could own it. I saw another review on this dress stating a full figure might have to size up but I liked showing a bit of cleavage.

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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
July 28, 2016
Love everything about this dress!

The fit was perfect and it will look great on any body type!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 6, 2016
This is my favorite rental to date. Would love to own this one!

This dress is amazing on, but it has to fit. I tried on the EU44/US6 and it felt like an 8L. I wasn't holding much hope for the Eur42/US4, but it was perfect once zipped up. I definitely recommend getting the back up size and it depends where you are larger when picking which size back up dress to order. It's the most fitted from under the breasts to under the waistline detail, but not at all uncomfortable for me. I wore a Nubra and did have to watch that the edges didn't poke out, as its cut very low, but the length and print make it sophisticated and not sleazy low. I have broad shoulders and wider back (for my size) so I didn't have much trouble with the torso being too long. I'd rent it again in a heartbeat!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
August 17, 2016
Enjoyed stepping outside my comfort zone

I've admired dresses by this designer for a while (years, really), but j never had the courage to try one. I'm more traditional, usually. But I'm glad it tried this. I'm a huge fan of lightweight fabric, generally. But in this case, the structure my nature of this fabric was a big bonus. The neckline is looow, but the extra support from the fabric made me feel more secure. The colors are also quite lovely. It's feminine, but a little daring.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 16, 2016
Fun pattern nice detailing

I have unlimited so I am lucky enough to be rent the runway spoiled! This dress wasn't one of my personal favorites but it did fit well and did the job (date night outfit). Material is heavy and premium which is nice!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 1, 2017
Exquisite material and hangs perfectly

I would love to buy this but can't justify the cost!! No bra needed.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 59
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 108lbs
March 26, 2017
High quality merchandise!

There are no cons to this dress it is so beautiful and the material is fabulous!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
June 4, 2017
Beautiful but need specific body type

This dress was so so beautiful but unfortunately I could not wear it. The waist , torso is for somebody with a small ribcage! I could zip it up but was so small in the ribcage but extra room in the bust and I couldn't wear. I am giving this dress 4 stars bc its beautiful and if u had the right body type you will be so happy wearing this dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
July 16, 2017
Way too short

I have a booty and a chest and this dress sadly didn't work for me. I'm 180, 5-6 and 36 D with an pear shape body. The dress was too baggy in my chest but landed right underneath my butt.

Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34DD
August 28, 2017
Gorgeous in person!

This was very fitted on top. The dress showed a lot of cleavage. The material was so thick I was able to wear with no bra. I have a big chest 34DD so I was a little uncomfortable busting out. I'm not sure if the next size up would have worked. The dress was very short on me I'm 5'8". I would rent again but I wish it were about 2 inches longer. A real standout.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 7, 2018
Hello, boobs!

This is short and revealing. Maybe best left to a more petite/athletic figure to enhance the beauty of this potentially elegant dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 9, 2019
Best dress ever! Felt like a million bucks

The fit was perfect. The material was amazing. I wore this to a 50th birthday party, but put a jean jacket over it and booties. It looked great, but without the jacket it was stunning. If you can rent this for anything... I would. Received so many compliments. I am 5'9' and 147 pounds. Tiny bit short but still perfect

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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 10, 2016
Gorgeous, bold, flattering, well-made!

This dress is gorgeous and very well made. It's about knee length on me (5'4" wearing size 40). The top was a little bit big and low so I needed a cami but you could go braless if you wanted.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
March 9, 2017
Really pretty! Runs big on top.

This dress is really pretty and different. I have a 34/36 DD chest. Nothing EVER runs big on me up top and this was a little big. I wish I had also ordered the 42 to compare. Chest is more open/ exposed/ deeper cut than it looks in the stock photo but not to the point that I found it uncomfortable or inappropriate.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
April 28, 2016
RTR Team Review

What a perfect spring or summer dress - the colors on this are amazing and the quality is exceptional. Love the sheer detailing at the bottom - it adds interest without being too showy. The dress fit fairly snug throughout, and had a low neck. Would not suggest for women with larger busts, unless they so up a size or two.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
April 5, 2017
Pretty Paisley

Fit just right. Dress is low cut but still looked classy. I think larger chested women may have concerns with the low cut neckline. Note the pink skirt detail is sheer, that is, along the hemline AND up the sides!! Very well constructed dress, especially combining the different fabrics. Very nice weight to the dress and "lays well," very flattering. The paisley is VERY interesting, unique and pretty. I recommend this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 6, 2016
Gorgeous, great fit

Amazing dress! Well made, worth the designer name. Loved it! Fit perfectly! I wore a cami under as it was too low cut for work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 8, 2016
Love this dress - stunning for rehearsal dinner!

This dress is far more beautiful and detailed in person that the picture would suggestion. Wonderfully constructed. It is fun and fits an hourglass figure perfectly. Super flattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
August 15, 2016
Fun wedding in the heat

This dress is beautiful and fit perfectly everywhere except the arms/chest. It gapped so much that you could see most of my bra all night (which was unfortunately neon orange and the floor was lit with black lights). I think even if you had bigger arms or a bigger chest, it would still show very obviously. I did rent an 8 instead of my usual 6 since that's all that was available, so maybe a smaller size would have resolved this issue, but it was very upsetting because multiple people commented on it rather than complimenting me or the dress. The 8 had extra breathing room without looking like it was too big, so I at least enjoyed being able to eat and drink without having to worry about bulging out.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 144lbs
March 28, 2017
PERFECTION.

I'm a RTR veteran, and this is hands down the coolest dress I've ever rented. I'm a little bigger on the bottom, and the A-line hid everything perfectly. The tighter part of the waist was high, just under the bustline, so it doesn't hug any pooch around the tummy area (I did wear spanx). I think you have to have the right top shape to pull this off; I don't have any bust whatsoever (size A), so even though the top COULD gap a little if I really hunched over, nothing was ever in danger of showing. I do think this dress would look a lot different if you have a large chest. For me, it hid all the areas I wanted to hide, and showed a little sass at the neckline which I loved. A FAVORITE!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
March 31, 2017
Dinner party work social spring

5'3" hem was 2" knee. Low neckline but still conceals the breasts. Wear with nipple pads or no bra. Waist is really fitted no stretch. Lavender looks nice on all skin tones. Silky fabric. Lightweight and breathable. Panels help slim the sides.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 10, 2017
Very delicate and pretty!

I rented this dress for Easter brunch. In fact, I decided to go to brunch AFTER I rented the dress. I just wanted to wear something pretty that weekend. This dress is adorable! The fit was very nice! Snug in the waist, which is great because that's one of my best assets. However, I found the narrowness of the shoulders to be unflattering. I'm very small at the shoulders and it just seemed out of whack. But, that's not the dress's fault. It was lovely. And I received many compliments. It was unusual, beautiful, chic.

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