Issa

Cloverfield Gown

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$795 retail

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Stylist Notes

Everyone at the black tie event will be green with envy when they see you in this amazing gown by Issa. An asymmetric neckline and ruched detailing give this gown character! Bring out the gorgeous green color by pairing with Oscar de la Renta’s Cerulean Petal Earrings.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - Skirt may be more fitted on curvier women; consider wearing with SPANX to smooth any problem areas
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Product Details

Emerald matte jersey (100% viscose). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Straight skirt with twisted belt detail. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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24 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
(11)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
January 12, 2015
Weighty fabric falls nicely, but this runs very small.
I am usually a size 2, sometimes a 0. I wore the size 4 in this and it was very snug. I would definitely size up for this. The color is pretty and the fabric hangs nicely. Lovely neckline.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 22, 2014
The dress was incredibly comfortable and the color was beautiful!
This dress fit me perfectly and I was so reluctant to take the dress off at the end of the night! I didn't wear Spanx, but I understand what a previous reviewer was talking about in reference to this dress being body-hugging! I was able to wear a regular bra, though, because of the way the straps sat. I have a very small ribcage, so the small waist worked well for my body shape, but I would recommend sizing up if you have a larger chest and/or ribcage. I also needed help zipping it up, so I would recommend having a friend nearby to help!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
September 30, 2014
Beautiful standout color, beautiful front, wish there's more to it in the back
It is a beautiful dress and i got a lot of compliment on the color. The front is beautiful with interesting drapes. The back is just uninteresting and very conservative look. I normally love dresses with interesting back, so it might be just me. My usual size is 0-2 and i picked, US2- UK8 R. This size is not too tight on me but definitely recommend spanx for smooth look. The clingy fabric shows every single bump and curve. I am 5'5" and wearing 4 inch heal, the length is perfect.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 8, 2014
Being around friends and family celebrating the marriage of the most amazing people!
Fit was great! Unfortunately, there was a split in the left seam about 3 inches long. I had to have my neighbor sew it up in order for me to wear the dress.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
July 22, 2014
turning heads
my size isn't available any more, apparently, but it was an amazing dress. i have no complaints. the mid section is a little tight, but it worked perfectly.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
June 23, 2014
The friends
This dress looks amazing, but is not forgiving to people who plan on eating, breathing, or just being. I recommend doubling down on shapewear in this dress.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 15, 2014
Beautiful gown for a semi-formal event in Hawaii.
This dress fit great. I'm usually between a 4 and 6 US so I ordered the UK 10R and the 12R based on the advice that it runs a bit small. 10R was a snugger fit which seemed appropriate for the style of the dress so I wore that one. I wore flats so if I had wanted to wear 2-3" heels the 12R would have been better. With even higher heels I probably would have wanted the 10L. Spanx and a strapless bra are needed. Tons of compliments and I made a lot of referrals to RTR!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
May 11, 2014
Unique color & cut!
Very beautiful dress that has a sort of Grecian feel to it. I wore it for prom and got tons of compliments... Would have given if five stars if not for some structural issues with the dress. The was a rip in the seam that was pretty small and my friends mom stitched it for me, which wasn't too big of a deal. Once I put the dress on while getting ready, the zipper got stuck because something was wrong with the teeth, but it was already on so I didn't care much.... Right before prom ended the teeth just kind of gave up so I pinned it. Hopefully they will fix this for the next renter as it is a truly stunning dress. As a side note, I would definitely recommend wearing spanx shorts under this dress just to make it fall smoothly. If you follow the sizing conversion chart you should be fine... I'm usually a 4L so I ordered the 10L and it was perfect. This is a great dress to wear if you want to be comfortable and be able to dance.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
May 6, 2014
Amazing color for a formal affair!
As others have described, it is UK sizing, and so even though I am usually a 0/2, I wore an 8R. It is very fitted, I ended up wearing a spanx slip underneath for extra converage, which worked perfectly. I loved the color and got so many compliments! I wore 4.5inch heels and it was still a tiny bit long on my 5'2 frame. Definitely a standout dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
May 1, 2014
It's a nice dress but the earrings made the outfit!
I rented this dress for my prom because it was the only one I'd been interested in trying on when I was in the showroom (I was in from out of town). It's very simple, which I like, even though I was initially looking for something more exciting. I rented the "Yours to Keep" emerald earrings to go with this dress and I think it really made the outfit. As far as fit goes, this does run really small and the sash at the waist hits in kind of an awkward place, so I'd recommend spanx - the material is also clingy so that's pretty much the only form of underwear that won't show anyway. Overall, this wasn't a "wow" dress but it was a good classic look.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 7, 2014
Beautiful, stand-out gown but runs quite small
Thankfully the RTR go-to-gal sized me up TWO WHOLE sizes on this gown, because it was so gorgeous and it would have upset me not to wear it. The waistband really sat more at my ribcage, making zipping the dress a pain. Once it was on it really stood out in a sea of black dresses and was worth the trouble!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
November 5, 2013
Beautiful and comfortable. I normally wear a 0 or 2 and had to wear the 8 in this!
Beautiful and comfortable. I normally wear a 0 or 2 and had to wear the 8 in this!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 26, 2013
A pretty but wrinkled night
I rented this dress for a black tie work event. I picked it because it was modest enought to wear around a bunch of colleagues, with cap sleeves, a somewhat loose top, and no crazy slits or plunging necklines like a lot of black tie gowns. It was fine, but overall I was disappointed. I'm a 36B and the top was overly loose on me. I think it would look better on C/D cup girls. Also, the dress arrived very wrinkled. I ironed the whole thing out and it was wrinkled again within a couple hours. The crepe draped nicely but wrinkled really quickly. I'm a size 8 and 5' 10" and the 12L fit well. I wore it with 3" heels but tripped on the hem a little. 4" heels would have been a better but I don't own heel that high. The bottom half of the dress is VERY clingly. Unless you do crunches every day you will want some Spanx. Overall, a perfect dress for big-busted girls with flat stomachs. Just not for me.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 18, 2013
lots of compliments on the dress!!
I got a lot of compliments on this dress, but please note that it was extremely hard to get on and off (not because of it being too small, just the design). the "belt" goes around the zipper meaning that you need to get the teeny tiny waist over your shoulders. Once on, it was super comfortable. Also the zipper stuck, to the point that my fiance needed to find some pliers to get it down. I want to emphasize that the dress was not tight AT ALL once on, so to have these types of problems was surprising. I would definitely get one size bigger than you think you need.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
April 22, 2013
OK, but not for me...
Gorgeous dress, great color, lovely fabric. Fit just all wrong for me: too long, too much skirt, and bodice too blousy (though possibly I picked the wrong size). Luckily this ended up being a backup dress and I didn't need to wear it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
April 18, 2013
Awesome color and super comfortable
I had high hopes for this dress, but was kind of disappointed when I put it on. The color was great and the material makes it super comfortable, but it just didn't fit the way I wanted it to. You will need some good spanx or a slip of some sort to smooth out the profile given the way it lays across the hips and stomach. It was also a little long (then again, I'm short) and I would suggest at least a three inch heel for those who lack some height. The dress is a great color and could be more casual/formal depending on how you do your hair and accessories.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 2, 2013
Flattering and easy to wear
I loved wearing this dress. Very flattering for an hourglass figure, and enough bodice coverage to wear a convertible bra with straps. I'm 5'7 and wore 5 inch heels with the long fitting and the gown grazed the floor perfectly.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
March 11, 2013
Gorgeous dress, but a broken zipper made it impossible to wear.
This dress runs true to size. The 6R was the perfect fit and length for me to wear with 3" heels; however, the zipper kept getting stuck where the material is gathered around the waist. The zipper actually broke before my event. I called RTR and they sent me the 8R, which still would have worked size wise, but it was way too long... At least 3 inches too long with heels on. I tried to pin it around the waist, but ended up giving up and wearing my backup dress. If you rent the 6R make sure the zipper has been fixed!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
March 6, 2013
BEAUTIFUL! COMPLIMENT CITY ALL NIGHT!
I got this dress to attend a function with my boyfriend and he told me about this function at the very last minute so getting the right dress was of MAJOR IMPORTANCE. I am pretty petite so the fit was most important to me. I am always concerned about how a dress is going to fall and whether it is going to look right on my small frame. It fit just right and it fell perfectly in the right area. It was a little complicated putting on but I finally figured it out. You need to wear at least a 3-inch heel because the length of the dress is pretty long so you need the height. I would absolutely get this dress again if I had to!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 3, 2013
I was very impressed with the quality and received so many compliments.
Perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
February 26, 2013
STYLIST REVIEW!
This gown is a great color that will look fantastic on almost any coloring. I really like the sleeve/one shoulder combination as well. I tried on the UK 6 which was too tight right under the waist band. I liked the way the UK 8 fit better on me, more comfortable! This dress is great for any bust size and has a good amount of stretch too it. It's a dress I would recommend Spanx for is someone is body of their stomach area just because of the way it lays. Very comfortable though! Winner!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 143lbs
February 22, 2013
Beautiful color...sizing is weird
I rented this dress for a black tie wedding and received it on Thursday evening. I usually wear a 4 or 6 so I got a UK 8 and UK 10. When I went to take the dresses out they looked so small. I could barely get the 8 on and the 10 I got on, but it wouldn't zip. I was extremely disappointed, but I could tell that the dress would be really great if it fit so I immediately called RTR. They were extremely helpful and overnighted me the 2 next sizes up of the dress. I got them and am a little perplexed because the next size up, the UK 12 is a bit large and definitely longer. I can pull it off, but definitely wish it were a little more snug. Overall, I think the dress is beautiful but I would say to definitely size up and maybe even have a back up in case it doesn't work. There weren't any reviews on the site when I rented this, so I hope this helps someone. Oh and I am busty, 36D and I was worried that you couldn't wear this with a regular bra, because I hate wearing strapless bras, but you totally can.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 14, 2013
Size up. Amazing Color.
Yes, beautiful color and great draping and if you get this dress early (before a lot of people have had it) it won't be short. As with other ISSA dresses, though, if they've had this for awhile, I'd pay attention to the reviews and see if people start saying that it's running short. This fabric can shrink if it's been cleaned often. Point being, talk to the stylists. Ask them questions about how long this dress has been in stock and, if people are saying its shrinking, go with a longer length. If you're tall, you may need to pass entirely. The sizing on this ISSA is confusing. This dress is in UK sizes and even with the US equivalents, it run small. For example, I usually wear a between a US 2 and 4 and so I ordered the equivalent UK 6 and 8. Both too small. So, I'd say order your size and one up when going with this dress. It is lovely, the color is stunning, but the fabric is just a stretch jersey, nothing exciting.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
February 10, 2013
I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED -- THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE PERFECT DRESS BUT RTW SENT ME THE WRONG SIZES.
I was so disappointed. This would have been the perfect dress but RTW sent me my dresses in UK sizes--which was a 2 and 4 rather than a US 6 or 8. I had no idea that I was supposed to convert to British sizes when I was ordering. I almost squeezed into the US size 4... but the US size 6 would have been perfect.

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