Hervé Léger

Riptide Dress

$45 rental
$1,500 retail

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Stylist Notes

Sex appeal meets tranquility with this Riptide Dress by Herve Leger. Show off your curves and take over the party by pairing it with Lee Angel's Silver Etienne Necklace. There's no way you'll be lost in the sea of a crowd in this dress!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; Size S=4; Size M=6,8; Size L=10,12

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Very fitted - bandage fabric great for cinching in waist
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra - wear with SPANX for additional cinch at waist
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Product Details

Blue ombre bondage jersey. Strapless neckline. Hook-and-eye closure. 32'' from top of bodice to hem.

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57 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(35)
Small
(20)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
September 19, 2012
I was the only one wearing Herve in sight and everyone knew it!
it was flattering and rather loose fitting (especially on top for me) Would definitely rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 5, 2012
really cute and flattering
fit runs a little large, order smaller. flattering on blondes and brunettes. really pretty shades of blue.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
January 4, 2011
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
April 8, 2011
Dress runs very small. I ordered the Riptide because RTR recommended it for a full bust. The dress was perfect until I got to the area to pull it over my bust. Didn't cover them all the way so I ended up having to send it back without wearing it. Bummer...
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
September 1, 2011
this dress runs a size smaller than a normal herve. but great fit
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 137lbs
August 30, 2012
Smaller than I imagined...
I could barely squeeze into the small, and my little sister fit into the xs. Once I had it on it was very cute, but I wasn't in love. The neckline just wasn't my favorite and the dress did not fit correctly. I did not end up wearing it for my birthday.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
September 6, 2012
I can't imagine feeling any hotter than I did in this dress! Perfect for my bff's Bachelorette!
I rented two Herve Leger dresses for a Bachelorette Party in South Beach. This one and the "Purple Peep Dress". I have been waiting for an excuse to rent this designer for a while now and this seemed like the perfect chance! This one was MUCH smaller than the purple peep dress... shorter and tighter but I managed to sqeeze in. I loved this dress a lot more than I thought I would. It's gorgeous. I recommend for short ladies (I am 5'2 and it was a mini) and a large would probably fit a size 8-10 dress gal better than this 10-12 size gal.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
December 17, 2012
A Knockout Dress!
I absolutely loved this dress! I wore this for my company holiday party. Probably a tad too form fitting for that kind of party, but I'm under 30 and you gotta live a little! I received a lot of compliments on the dress and the necklace. It was a great pairing. I had some trouble fitting in the dress at first, but since the material is a little stretchy, I was able to get into it. I would definitely rent a similar dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
December 20, 2012
Loved the prompt delivery and multiple size options
I ordered this dress to wear to a wedding, and ended up wearing my second choice of dress because this was too short. I was concerned about it riding up all night, and having to adjust it or pull it down. Would be better for a fun night out vs. a more formal event like a wedding.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 3, 2012
Lots of compliments on the dress!
Wore it out for New Years and loved it! Runs a little small but it's flattering and great for a night out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
December 29, 2012
Was not able to wear this dress.
I was unable to wear either size I rented. one was too small everywhere and the other smashed my bust area too much giving me a weird shape. I always wanted to try an Herve because they look so amazing on others, but it did not work well with my shape.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
May 1, 2013
I wore this to my first prom. The dress looked amazing and I got so many compliments!
Very short; dont expect to be able to bend down to pick something up.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Body type: Athletic
January 7, 2014
Great dress, fun night
It was a bit stretched out on the top, but I made it work. I note the tape (recommended by dress consultant) does not work well on the fabric. So ... unless you get some guidance from a professional on how to get it to stick do not buy the tape. Otherwise, great dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
April 17, 2014
Ran way too small and short
Couldn't wear - way too short and showy
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 21, 2011
Loved this dress, but at 5'3 and 100 pounds, medium was very snug in this style.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 137lbs
August 20, 2013
Birthday party success!
This dress was SO comfortable and flattering. I usually wear a 4 or 6, and the medium was perfect.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
January 1, 2013
I had so many compliments on this dress.
I'm typically a small or medium, so I ordered a medium thinking it would fit. It was a little tough to get into. But it looks fantastic. It's a very slimming dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
May 20, 2013
Delivered right to my Hotel! But not my favorite rental.
Loved that the dress was delivered right to my hotel very easily when I was vacationing in NYC. The dress however was not my favorite. I have worn Herve before and knew I was a size Medium, but so thankful I got the large backup size because the medium was way smaller than anticipated. The Large was stretched out, but at least it fit. It worked for date night, but I did not want to stay in it very long because it was just uncomfortable. I think the boyfriend loved it though :)
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Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 13, 2011
I just got this dress and put it on. I am 5'6 and between 145-155 (that's a broad range but I always sit somewhere in there). Anyway I didn't even bother trying on the medium. The large fits like it was made for me. It's not too short. Though when I pulled it out of the bag I though for sure it would be. It comes about mid thigh on me. It is so amazing! The material is very giving and it feels too comfortable to look so great. Do not be fooled though. The bottom is almost black ( thought it was very dark blue but it really looks black). So you can do black heels. I would not reccomend light jewelery on top like the model has. It's way to light for as light as the top is. I went with some nice chunky dark blue jewelry which I think goes nicer with the dress. RENT THIS YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
July 18, 2012
Was a bit too short
I ordered the Riptide and the Berry Ombre for a fashion show and party and I'm so glad I ordered the backup dress; this dress was obscenely short on me. Other Herve's run longer, this one was closer to a tube top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 28, 2012
Careful! Runs EXTREMELY Small
I was totally bummed when this dress arrived because the style runs extremely small and I rented it for New Year's Eve -- very short and very tight. Luckily my backup size wasn't available, so I got to rent another Herve for an extra $25 (also XS) it fit perfectly! Also, the colors look brighter in the picture, whereas the colors in person are little more aquamarine-ish. If RTR had a small available, I would have been golden. At least I have my backup!
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
April 7, 2013
Super flattering and I got tons of compliments.
Fit well but there was some extra fabric
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 13, 2011
The blue ombre is shimmery and spectacular!
Loved the dress! I don't necessarily think it runs small but its definitely tight (like its supposed to be). I'm usually between a 4-6 and a medium fit great! I want to rent it again!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
May 11, 2011
Beautiful dress, got a couple compliments. i probably could have went down a size for a tighter fit but i'm glad i didn't because this dress short.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 6, 2011
I wear 34F/G bra, have a pretty large derriere and a small waist, so it's tough to find dresses which can handle my figure, and this dress fit. It was definitely tight, but I feel like that's sort of the point. Tons of compliments, I love this dress. BUT if you're larger than a 12, don't bother--I barely ate for a week in order to slim down enough to wear it, and I'm a 12.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 59
Body type: Hourglass
August 14, 2011
Loved everything about this dress. Although I am petite, the dress hit me about 2-3 inches above the knee, perfect for my age, 50+. The color is much more vibrant than the online photo, bluer blues. I typically wear a 6 or 8, and ordered the medium with a size large backup dress. Wore the large. Both fit, I just felt more comfortable in the large. Wore it to a cocktail party/dinner and received many compliments, including "best dress ever!"
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 26, 2011
My best friends 21st birthday in a beautiful dress - what could be better?
First dress I rented from RTR and it was SO beautiful and fit me perfectly. Tight in all the right places and no need for spanks for me personally. I was able to wear a bra with it just because it made me more comfortable to do so but wasn't a necessity. Im about 5'3, 120-125 and it fit like a glove. Wore it to my best friends 21st birthday party and could not have been happier with my rental... will 100% rent this dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 13, 2011
the quality of the products
I have rented a lot of dresses from RTR and although they are all fabulous this one takes the cake. It is so flattering (like all herve legers) and hold you in place perfectly and I love fading effect. if your renting this dress expect ALOT of compliments. one thing I wasn't so fond of was a little stretch mark on the fabric in between the bust but other than that no complaints!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 20, 2011
I had the perfect Noah's Ark costume, of course this water dress can be fashioned into many other costume ideas :)
I couldn't resist renting this dress for my Halloween costume - Noah's Ark. Love the ocean/water pattern, fits great, as does any Hervé. Unfortunately just like any other strapless dresses, I do need to tug it every now and then. Paired it with the Etienne necklace shown and some lighting bolt earrings :) The boa was made by a friend, who used it for her costume the day before, I made the boat.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 7, 2012
My husband loved the dress.
Dress fit perfectly. Hugged in all the right places
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
January 31, 2012
Got many compliments on my hot dress!
I usually wear a medium, and the medium fit great! I tried on the large, which also fit, but bunched really a lot in the back. This dress is supposed to be tight, and looks great! My only problem was the boning of the dress was sticking out of the side and I had to adjust it several times. But very flattering, and made me feel fantastic. I actually had ordered another dress that wasn't available, and got to pick this one instead!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 18, 2012
Loved this dress!
This dress is gorgeous and very flattering. I actually rented it once before from RTR and ended up renting it again because I liked it so much. Received so many compliments. I'd say it runs pretty true to size, except if you have a larger chest like me then you probably want to order a size up. I am usually a XS in Herve but I needed a Small in this style (thank god for backup sizes!) because of my chest. Still fit great though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129lbs
August 17, 2012
Be careful
Usually wear 2 or 4...so rented medium and small as suggested by previous reviews. Medium was perfect but the boning in the dress was broken! And the small could have worked except the panels had holes in between them! Gorgeous dress but they def need to fix or take the two I received out of circulation.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
August 30, 2012
Best moment: when my date told me I looked "unreal"
I wore this dress to an all-boys school prom, and had one of the best nights ever. The dress was tight to get into but fit PERFECTLY once on. It was so easy to dance in, barely budged on my body (aka I never had to pull it down because it was getting too short), and was comfortable. Just a warning, it's quite heavy and not recommended for hot weather. I would rent this dress/a similar one in a heartbeat.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 17, 2012
Everything arrived on time and was extremely easy.
The dress is extremely comfortable to dance in, which was one of the main reasons why I loved it so much. I didn't have to worry about adjusting the dress at all after dancing for hours. I would recommend wearing a strapless bra with it though. The only down side was that I didn't want to send it back the next day! :)
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 25, 2012
The dresses came exactly when I needed them in perfect condition!
I wore this in a medium because they didn't have a small available. It was a little baggy and a small would've fit perfect but the medium was still fine.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
October 21, 2012
Great on the computer screen; underwhelming in person.
I rented this dress for a trip to L.A. and when I opened the package I was so underwhelmed. The color of the dress is dull and boring me. I ended up not wearing it at all.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 18, 2012
This dress was absolutely incredible. I felt so sexy and glamourous wearing it!
It fit perfectly, though zipping it up was a struggle. It also didnt ride up like a lot of body con dresses do so I didnt have to worry about pulling it down all night when I was dancing! I wish I could keep this dress and wear it to everything!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 17, 2012
Got compliments from everyone at my birthday party
The dress is awesome on many levels, but unfortunately did not fit me quite right. The length was nice, which can be harder for someone only 5 feet tall, so that made me happy, and I looked awesome in it, and it looked awesome on me. The only problem was that it wouldn't stay up. I am not sure exactly why this happened, but i suppose it probably would have been best to have ordered the back up size in an XS. Hevre dresses are always stretchy, and therefore it can be quite easy to size down and I wish I had. While I was eating dinner it was fine, but when it came to dancing I would not have made it through the night without the help of fashion tape, but even that had a hard time keeping the dress up just because of the type of material the bandage dresses are made of. Great dress, but I would suggest sizing down or ordering a smaller backup size... or just not jumping up and down as much as I do. (sorry that I do not have a better picture of it... I'm way on the left, hopefully it is helpful with length)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
December 18, 2012
Great dress, but I am so glad i dieted beforehand!
I didn't order this dress, It came instead of my original choice. I love the colors and the fit, the only downside was that you could tell It had been worn. It had little slits of rips in the upper bandages, which really is annoying. Overall, this dress was great…but 150 is alot for something that is not in great condition.
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