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Issa

Crescent Wave Maxi

$150 rental
$845 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Get beach-inspired beauty! This printed maxi by Issa is a stunning style to make a splash at that outdoor wedding. Make the lurex detailing pop with accessories like Erickson Beamon’s Emerald Garden Party Earrings and Kenneth Jay Lane’s Chrysler Estate Bracelet.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

We recommend Commando's Black High-Waist Control Skort.

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

We recommend Commando's Black High-Waist Control Skort.

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Blue Printed Lurex Silk Chiffon (96% Silk, 4% Lurex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with front keyhole. Full skirt. Open back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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33 reviews

Fit
Small 2
True to Size 24
Large 6
Photos 23
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 7, 2014

Beautiful, flowy, dress you can dress up or down. Very forgiving. Perfect for dancing. Super comfy.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The Dress: The picture of this gown really doesn't do it justice. The pattern is much more beautiful in person and actually has tiny gold threads throughout. I'm typically a 6/8 in ISSA, but because the back is open I actually was able to wear the 6. I'm also fairly short (5'5), but if you plan on wearing heels get the long (I wore 3.5 in heels and the length just skimmed the ground.) Definitely a fun dress that's equally appropriate for a ball or a more casual event. And...it's pretty lucky too...my boyfriend proposed to me just a few moments after I took my RTR photo! About the Customer Service: Amazing. The dress I reserved for the event—the ISSA French Riviera Gown—came back to RTR totally unwearble...the day BEFORE i left to attend the Krewe of Columbus Mardi Gras Ball in Mobile. Obviously not an ideal situation. Luckily, I work near their showroom in NYC. When I showed up, in tears, the ladies there couldn't have been more helpful and kind. Not only did they help me find a dress (which I'll say was even more magical than the one I originally purchased). They refunded my order and sent me away with new earrings (the old ones didn't match the new dress) free of charge.
Anne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

LOVED this dress.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Really vibrant and different. Loved the fabric (pretty blue with gold and silver intertwined) and the open back cut. Some things to note beforehand- first, the bottom of the dress is a bit see through so be sure to have a slip. second, the top front has an opening. It's nothing too exposing but I ended up using fashion tape to close the slit.
Jane
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

This dress is stunning--got compliments the entire night!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is quite see through in the skirt, so make sure you have a slip!
Coco
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

Easy to do. Wonderful dress!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit awesome.
michelle
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

Beautiful dress that made a statement, but just not on me :(

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
While this dress was absolutely gorgeous, it simply did not fit my frame well, thus was unflattering. Ordered a 10R and a 12R of the Badgley Mischka "Make Love Not War"purple dress for my brother's wedding in Miami. As the 12R was not available, RTR kindly send a 10R AND a 12R of this ISSA gown at no additional charge. The 10R "Badgley Mischka sadly did not fit, but the ISSA was so much prettier in person. The fabric is so light, yet really makes a statement when in the light with it's gold and silver threading (so either gold or silver accent pieces will work). However, keeping the light and modesty in mind, be sure to wear a long, preferably flowing black slip for underneath as you can see right through. You can even wear your Spanx or whatever under that. No bra is necessary, at least not for me at a 38B, but it is backless and very low down the back at that. And when choosing a length, with my 3" heels I was at 5'11". With the REGULAR length you could see a bit of my shoes, still, I am glad that I didn't order the LONG. As far as the fit....while I am tall at 5'8", I think this dress is meant for thinner frames. The 10R fit with room to spare, but I just did not look good in it. The midsection is meant to be wrapped around your waist, but the minute you sit down that beautiful criss-cross scarf design will move up and be half it's width before you know it. I don't know why, but I looked just plain heavy in it. I am currently 160lb at 5'8" and fit into the 10R. I don't know what happened or what I was expecting to look like, LOL. The dress is beautiful and the customer service was amazing. I highly recommend RTR.
Natasha
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Apr 19, 2014

Colorful, effortlessly, elegant dress!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Absolutely loved this dress. I ordered 2 sizes 4R and 4L based on reviews. I'm 5'4" and felt that even with 3" heels the 4L was too long. I'm a borderline 4/6 in size, and agree that because the back is open you should go with the lower of the sizes. I recommend wearing a slip or black boy shorts with it because in the light it's slightly see through. The color is bright and looks gorgeous! There's a keyhole in the chest area as well. The tie around at the waist gives you a slimming effect. It's flowy and you can dress it up or down with all sorts of silver or gold accessories which is really nice.
RTR Customer
Apr 27, 2014

Great colors, glamorous dress

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is a bit large on top and is great for girls with a larger bust. A slip is a good idea! Also, it looks amazing with gold accents.
Sophia
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

Beautiful dress, easy to wear!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was awesome! I wore it to my senior prom and felt great all night. The one con is the skirt is see-through, so you definitely need to wear a slip. I wore a sticky bra with the dress, but for the most part I don't think you'd really need to wear any bra. I'm 5' 7" and with 2.5-3 inch heels, the skirt was just an inch or two above the floor, so it wasn't too long, which made walking and dancing easy. The dress is super comfortable! Highly recommended! Photographs really well.
Christine
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 5, 2014

Beautiful dress for an outdoor event

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was beautiful for an outdoor formal affair. My primary dress didn't work out - but this was a great back-up. Was very comfortable and easy to move in. Only issue I had was the fit of the sides on the chest - was a bit big on top.
JenniferNYC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
May 5, 2014

Perfect for a beach wedding!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was great for the beach wedding I went to. The top fit was a little off on the sides (the material didn't lay flat), but overall the fit was good. I used a Nubra which worked well. A slip is a must, because you can absolutely see through the dress in certain lighting situations. I wore black underwear, but I was rushed to get ready and just had to hope that no one was looking ;) The regular length was perfect for flats.
Kat
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
May 13, 2014

The unique pattern of this dress was a real eye-catcher!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a wedding, but unfortunately did not get the chance to wear it because I ended up feeling uncomfortable by how low cut the back is. The dress is really stunning, and if you're cool with showing a little skin in a sexy, classy way than I would highly recommend it!
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
May 19, 2014

This dress is truly stunning! The slight shimmer makes it iridescent, and I felt amazing in it!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved everything about the fit of this dress, except for the length! It was much longer than I thought it would be. I'm 5'5 1/2 and didn't think the length would be an issue - so was disappointed when I first put it on and the fabric was pooling. I put on the tallest shoes I could find and still had the slightest graze on the floor. It luckily was not an issue with the platform wedges, but definitely something I would have hemmed if I personally owned it! Best for taller women.
Rachael
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
May 22, 2014

Beach Formal Fabulous

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was a huge success and I received loads of compliments all night. The colors are more vibrant than in the photo. I was worried that the gold and silver threading would be too gaudy, but it was perfect. I wore a slip since the material is a little sheer. I also tacked the 4" "keyhole" slit shut since it was a little too revealing for a swanky beach formal affair.
RTR Customer
May 28, 2014

The whole process was very easy. Will use again

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The dress runs large in waist and bust area and very see through. The color is beautiful
Julia
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 12, 2014

This was my back-up dress and i did not end up wearing it to the event but i thought it was great.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
fits great and is flattering. it shows off your back in a way that for me personally was not the most flattering but overall looked great.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 15, 2014

The dress was absolute perfection. Beautiful, flattering, light-weight. Compliments all night!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Incredibly flattering, top is snug enough that you don't need a bra (back is too low for most strapless).
Eliza
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 17, 2014

Comfortable dress for hot weather weather, good fit for tall frame

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress for a black tie wedding in early summer at a formal venue. The dress' length made it feel formal, but the material was light enough not to feel constrictive. The wrap-front and open back were flattering, but the slit in the bodice is barely noticeable. I wish it would have been more visible, as it would have broken up the long column of fabric. Ordered the 8L but was not available - 8R was a little short in 4" heels (5'10") but made walking up and down stairs easier. I agree with other reviewers that the skirt is a bit transparent if you catch the light wrong - but a strategically placed hand / clutch / tuxedo jacket will keep you safe!
Scout
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Jun 22, 2014

great dancing dress

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
fit true to size, although the cut is a bit loose on the the sides of the bust. I wore a stick on bra, and felt totally comfortable all night.
Brittany
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 24, 2014

This dress was my first choice for a black tie wedding in Palm Beach but did not fit right.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I read most of the reviews on this dress but loved it anyways and ordered it. It really is a beautiful dress but it did not fit me properly. The chest area was too big by my armpits and flared out to the point that everyone I showed it to said I could not wear it without having to alter it. Also, the fabric is really delicate so I was afraid of damaging it. I did not end up wearing the dress.
A
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 24, 2014

It's a beautiful dress - the stock photo on the site doesn't do it justice!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I could only try on a size 10 in the boutique and was convinced by the stylist to get a size 4 and 6 rather than a size 2 and 4. I wish I had gotten a two because I needed a fair amount of tape to prevent the lower back from sagging. I don't think you need a slip like others have said but I was at a nighttime event.
Mia
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 14
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 10, 2014

It was beautiful but not for the large chested . I am a 34D and it didn't work for me

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It was a bot tight around the chest which made it a bit uncomfortable
Sunny
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155 lbs
Jul 29, 2014

Easy dress to wear, many many compliments

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm 5'3" and 155 lbs and dress fit perfect. I'm not as well endowed, but some double sided taped make the halter top fit like a custom dress. Wore platform heels and danced the night away without worries about stepping on the dress. Fit well into a black tie wedding. If you wear a bar extender, the flow of the dress covers the stomach where the bra extender crosses your body (so you can go backless) -- great fit.
Elaine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116 lbs
Jul 30, 2014

Beautiful, elegant, comfortable

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Although the bottom of the dress was a bit see through I wore a skin colored skin like thong. Your legs are visible only in certain light so I thought it was fine. The dress was long so I wore 4-5inch wedged heels that worked out.
Rachael
Age: 24
Sep 2, 2014

Fit well loved the back

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Good for athletic body
sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Sep 9, 2014

Felt so pretty and fancy in this dress!!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
It was a gorgeous, light fabric. The back is sexy, you need a strapless/backless bra though. The only thing didn't fit perfectly is the sides by the underarm. They were a little big and could have used some tape. Other than that, I loved this dress!
Magda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 17, 2014

Such a comfortable dress

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is super comfortable but definitely still appropriate for a formal affair. The material is very light so probably best for summer. As other reviewers mentioned the dress does stick out a little right by the armpits but you can fix this with fashion tape. I did find it ran a little large as the 10 was loose on me.
Kirsten
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 30, 2014

Feeling beautiful!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
You need to wear a convertible bra since the back is open. Otherwise this dress is very well fitting and flattering!
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

Great for an island.. not for the city

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a fall wedding but ended up going w my backup dress. The dress would be beautiful for an evening beach wedding but the material was thin and came across a little cheap... it was also completely see-through, making it completely inappropriate for a wedding in NYC. It also ran very short, the 2L was still about 2 inches too short for me with a lower heel. But again, I think it would be great for a beach wedding.
Merrell
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

Friends and family

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit true to size. Was for my daughter to wear. 5'3" perfect fit.
Jan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 2, 2015

Mardi Gras... need I say more!!!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was nice, although I must admit that I do not like dresses that tie in the back. I wore the dress to a ball... it was out-of-state, so I had the dress delivered directly to my hotel. If I were at home, I would have covered the waist tie with a decorative belt (instead of tying it in back). Also, the dress did slightly stick out, as indicated by others, in the breast area; however, it was not too bad. All-in-all, I was pleased with my rental experience, and I would definitely consider renting again.
Leanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 18, 2015

Gorgeous flowing gown, super comfortable!

Size worn: 6R
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was fairly true to size, I was able to size down a bit because of the open back, but I might have been more comfortable in an 8. I wore a nubra as well as a nude half slip (based on other reviews that the skirt was see through in some light). This was the only size available, so luckily it fit great! The sides do gap a bit (near the armpit), which is the only reason I did not give this dress 5 stars. I got compliments all night long, and felt so graceful moving around the ballroom. I am about 5'2-5'3, and with 4" heels the dress just grazed the ground.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 1, 2015

Lovely, but didn't fit quite right.

Size worn: 12P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fabric on this dress is lovely, and I loved the bodice from the front. On my size 12 frame, the open back seemed really wide and wasn't terribly flattering, and the petite length was too short even for flats (surprising, since I'm only 5'4"). I'd recommend going with the regular length unless you're under 5'3". Also, definitely requires a slip - you can see right through the full length of the skirt.
kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
May 6, 2015

True to size, except for the length

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was extremely comfortable, and I got a lot of complements. I am 5'4" and ordered a 2R. I tried the dress on when it arrived, and I knew right away that it was way too short. The dress did not even touch the floor when I was barefoot. Fortunately, RTR had a 2L available that they sent to me. The 2L was perfect with 3.5" heels on.
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