Bahama Mama Dress

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$395 retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent this perfect Halston Heritage dress for your exotic getaway! Pair with bright and colorful accessories to spice up your look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Not fitted
HIPS: Fitted - curvy women should size up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11''. )

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Not fitted
HIPS: Fitted - curvy women should size up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11''. )

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Purple floral print charmeuse. Strapless neckline with sarong knot. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 30'' from top of bodice to hem.

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27 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size12
Small14
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 1, 2014
it is ok
this dree did not fit me right- it was little tight on the top and it did not do anything for my waist line- I think you need to be very thin and tall to pull it off. It is a pretty dress through
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 14, 2014
Lots of compliments - great for a summer wedding.
Beautiful dress but was a little tight in the chest area where I have a little more muscle tone.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
September 19, 2013
Adorable dress! Would definitely rent it again.
Doesn't have much give/stretch, but ran true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 20, 2013
Fun print, feels more laid-back then party-ish.
For me, the twist-knot neckline just didn't work or do anything remotely flattering for me. I think the person that should wear this should have a shorter neckline-torso ratio/proportion so it doesn't feel giraffe-y on top. The print is beautiful and I think I would wear this to a Summer clam bake or something a little more laid-back.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 24, 2012
This dress was the perfect pick!
The dress was extremely comfortable, but it fit very strangely. I typically wear a 0 and had to wear the 2 because the draping on the 0 looked really strange. The dress was tight in the chest and butt. It is not fitted at the waist, but if you go up a size it drapes really pretty.
EricaNovember 19, 2012
Love the dress better on you than on me (which was still great!).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 17, 2012
Didn't Impress
This dress looks great on the model on RTR, but did not impress me at all once delivered. I usually wear a size 4 and ordered the 4 and 6 and tried both on. The four i could fit into standing up, but I wasn't able to sit down without making adjustments and being very careful for fear of ripping the lining. The 6 fit me much better in the hips, but was too big in the bust so it would crinkle up in odd spots that was just not flattering. This is definitely not a dress for a pear shaped woman. The length was great for a tall person, but there is no give in the hip area at all. I ultimately returned both sizes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 4, 2012
The only thing is that depending how this fits you (curves) it could bunch in the front to make it look like you have a stomach (note picture 3)
This was a plan B option for a wedding this past weekend. I ended up wearing it to a nice dinner the night prior and loved it. It was beautiful yet comfortable and casual. I dressed it down with flip flops and minimal jewelry.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 1, 2012
Beautiful and Vibrant
I loved the colors of this dress! It was flowy, silky, and perfect for a destination wedding. My only qualm about it was that it kept rolling down in the front and revealing the black sticky lining that was supposed to be sticking to me!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 61
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
August 13, 2012
Didn't work for me
Beautiful fabric but very strange fit. Did not work at all for me. I'm a size 2, C cup - Not the right dress for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
August 10, 2012
Great dress, bad fit
I ordered this dress thinking it was going to be great. Sadly it was very tight around the hips and thighs. I suggest sizing up in this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
July 31, 2012
Gorgeous!
"Stunning" "Gorgeous" "Beautiful". These were the words used by others at the event when commenting on this dress and how I looked. Dress was awesome. Loved the look and the material. I am a size 10 and rented an 8 and a 12 (no 10 was available) I ended up wearing the 12 with no problem although the 10 would have probably fit better. Another rent the runway homerun!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
July 30, 2012
Love this Dress!
I LOVE this dress. I have a small chest and wide hips. This dress is extremely flattering for a pear shaped body type. It accentuates smaller chests really well! I got a million compliments on the dress. It is very fitted, so I would definitely suggest choosing a size larger for your second size. It is baggy in the stomach area, but fitted at the hips and thighes. And it does not fall down at all...you will not have to keep pulling this dress up all day long. It is the best strapless dress I have ever worn. I didn't want to return it :(
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
June 24, 2012
My mom said it was the most flattering and gorgeous dress she'd ever seen on me. She recommended I try to purchase it from the website!
For my first RTR experience, this dress knocked it out of the ballpark. I tend to wear a size 10 or 12, and the 12 fit like a dream-- and in a very flattering way, for a girl with curves. The stylist sizing suggestions were spot-on as the hips are very fitted. The bust was an absolute wonder-- a secure, comfortable fit that did not require adjusting *at all* over the course of the evening. I received compliments throughout the day (it was an afternoon wedding) and I felt like a million bucks. The colors are gorgeous, and the dress hits just above the knee-- again, flattering for someone with thighs they'd rather not draw attention to. Would certainly rent again!
RTR CustomerNovember 18, 2012
You look great! Love the rose pose and curls
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
June 8, 2012
No room for rumps
I rented this for a day time summer party. I'm usually between 10 & 12, but not in this dress. The color was vibrant and perfect for summer. The lining of the dress was too tight around my bottom and made for a very awkward fit. The bottom of the zipper also stuck straight out and it was too tight around my bust. Sadly, it did not work for me at all, so I sent it back.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 30, 2011
I did not want to take this dress off! It was gorgeous. Yet, so comfortable. I felt exotic and beautiful, like I could wear this on a romantic trip to an island somewhere. I wanted to keep it!
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
September 18, 2011
I loved this dress!!! I got so many compliments on it. The only problem was that it was really tight in the chest. I usually wear a size 4 it was very tight and im a A cup!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
August 24, 2011
I got this dress, and ended up wearing the back up. I was disappointed that it was a little baggy, and that the fabric was joined in the front and so it had a weird line down the middle of the dress. The material was nice, but it just didn't fit/look the way it seems.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 2, 2011
I wore the Bahama Mama dress for my sister's bridal shower, and I received many compliments. The color and fabric are gorgeous and very high in quality. This dress fit beautifully. I might recommend against this dress for curvier girls, though.
EricaJune 24, 2012
As a curvier girl, I have to say this dress was a dream come true-- just size up because of the fitted hips! :)
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Body type: Athletic
July 13, 2011
Unfortunately, this dress was indeed too snug in the hip area to drape properly. I have been a size 0 or 2 for years so I was surprised at the fit.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 28, 2011
I agree with the other reviews - if you have bigger hips or a bigger butt I'd look for another style. It just runs a bit tight in those areas.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
June 25, 2011
I rented sizes 0 & 2 and couldn't even zip the 2 up! In most normal (non-designer) dresses those sizes always work for me. If you have any sort of hips I do not suggest trying this dress, overall I was very disappointed. So happy that RTR took it back and gave me full merchandise credit!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
June 21, 2011
Definitely disappointed with this dress. If you have hips at all, order larger than you normally would. I ordered my normal size, plus the size above me and it barely fit. It didn't look good, so I returned it immediately and had to go with Plan B for a wedding I was attending. Also, I am small-busted and the top was even snug.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 13, 2011
I am not large-chested, but couldn't get it zipped up over the chest; the hips are really baggy and the dress does a strange pooch where the fabric gathers in front, right around the belly. Think this dress would be great if you're pregnant and just starting to show.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 23, 2011
LOVED this dress! It broke my heart to put it in the mailbox yesterday :( I'm small busted but with average hips so "hourglass" my be pushing it. Maybe I'm more athletic? I never know what box to check lol. I'm 5'8" 120 lbs (+/- a few depending on the day!) and I carry most of my weight in my hips and thighs. That being said, I was able to wear the 0 without any hip tightness. But the dress! I wore it for law school graduation and it was perfect. The dress was so comfortable for being strapless. Being fully lined, I felt completely comfortable taking pictures in the sunlight. Oh, and the color was PERFECT (especially since purple is the color of law). The colorful detail made finding the perfect shoes super easy, too.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
May 9, 2011
This was such a fun dress to wear. It ran true to size and was very comfortable. I'd rent it again!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
May 9, 2011
Very cute dress. I wear either a 6 or 8 typically. In this dress I wore the 8. I am 5'10, straight figure with a D chest, 135 lb. This was comfortable to wear.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
May 5, 2011
Easy breezy. Perfect for a trip to the beach and flattering for a larger chest. I would not recommend for larger hipped ladies.

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