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Komodo Shift
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Work this beyond chic shift by Issa to the dinner party. A necklace like the Alexis Bittar's Triple Mosaic Necklace is all you need with this trendy print.
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Green metallic jacquard (37% wool, 37% acrylic, 26% polyamide). Three quarter length sleeves. Crew neckline. A-line body. Hidden back zipper. Unlined. 31” from shoulder to hem. Imported.
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This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Not fitted - very loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Amy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4523
Mar 27, 2014
Stylish Sheath with a 60s Vibe
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I got so many compliments on this dress... you can't see in the photo, but I wore nude pumps and minimal jewelry so the dress would be center stage. While the event was a day event I wanted to look polished but trendy. I like clothes with a retro vibe and this was really fabulous. I wish I owned it and would consider renting it again. The sleeves were snug around my forearm, so if you are a little heavy in the arm area, you may want to go a size up.
Lynn
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2432
Feb 25, 2014
I stood out in a sea of black
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was a beautiful turquoise/aqua color with brown and brown design and definitely looked very different from what everyone else was wearing at the wedding. I liked it a lot, but it is very short. I wore thick tights that looked like leggings and it was ok but I had to be careful if I lifted my arms over my head to make sure the hem didn't rise too high. Also, it is a very thick dress. I am glad that I rented it for a winter wedding because I definitely would have been too hot in it for a summer wedding. I have read in some other reviews that the arms are pretty tight. It wasn't too bad for me, but it was a little snug around the elbows. Overall, I am glad that I rented it, but I probably won't rent it more than once.
Cindy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 4233
Feb 9, 2014
it's really pretty, but it was small in the breast area.
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I usually wear size 4's and so I ordered 4 and 6, but order 6 and 8.
Vicki
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Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 62
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3623
May 19, 2013
Really cool dress!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to an Indian wedding luncheon where most women were wearing elaborately embellished saris. This dress fit right in. It was shimmery but not too "cocktail / evening" feel to it. The arms were a bit tight, as was the bust. It has a "boxy" fit, so it you don't have a small waist, this will fit nicely.
Ericka
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4423
Mar 20, 2013
Loved it! Fit perfectly and was just all in all a show stopper. People loved the dress.
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The 4 fit, but if you're curvy...but I wore the size 6 because my breast felt smashed in the 4. So I'd step up the size one notch if you are at least a C cup.
Liz
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 4433
Dec 5, 2012
Gorgeous fabric and perfect length!!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Since Issa is a UK brand, I asked a stylist what size I should get since normally the sizing runs really small compared to US sizes. Unfortunately, the UK size 8 I got was enormous and seriously was like a big boxy bubble around me. I had been looking forward to wearing it for my company holiday party but thankfully I ordered a backup dress...I really wish I had gone with a UK size 4, though, because I think it is probably really cute with the proper fit. Other than that, the fabric is really beautiful and this dress is perfect for the holidays...really wish the sizing was more clear on this site, especially since they randomly have a nondescript "size 2" mixed in with the rest.
Whitney
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Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3423
Sep 23, 2012
Stylist Review!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I received this one size too big but even an 8 might have been too large. Its a very gorgeous pattern and has a lot of layers, so its definitely a Fall/Winter style. Would love to try it on in an 6 and 8 but I felt like a sumo wrestler in a 10!
Anushka
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2533
Sep 13, 2012
Great statement dress!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore the 2 which fit because it is a shift. The sleeves were a tad tight so you could size up and be a bit more comfortable. The fabric is beautiful and I got tons of compliments! It's mini (mid-thigh on me and I'm 5'6")
scout
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Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6624
Mar 15, 2014
I had 2 different people on the street ask to take a picture with me!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
If you don't like very short dresses, do not attempt this dress. If you like body hugging styles, do not attempt this dress. If you like fashion forward, show stopping dresses, this is perfect for you. I wore it for a day of sightseeing/partying and had too many compliments to count. I've rented it twice and I am desperate to own it. It is my favorite of many dresses I have rented from RTR. I simply must own this dress.
Ann Elizabeth
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 5343
Mar 6, 2014
Really great dress - just very short!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was really pretty in person - it's very metallic, but not in an overly flashy way. It's also silk-lined and very comfy. I wore a size larger than I usually do, and it definitely fit loosely, but I'm glad that I did, because it was really short. I'm tall, so that could have something to do with it, but if you're over 5'7'' or 5'8'', I wouldn't risk it unless you're willing to keep your arms at your sides at all times. If I raised my arms even a few inches, the dress lifted, and if I raised them above my shoulders, it got very...inappropriate. I ended up wearing bike shorts/tap pants under so that I didn't have an incident, but anyone considering this dress should definitely think about the length first. It can also be a problem with sitting down/bending over...it's just not possible. That being said, I did really like this dress and got a ton of compliments! It's absolutely gorgeous in person - I just wish it was a bit longer!
Sarah
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Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3622
Jan 14, 2014
Was great for NYE!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved the look of this dress and the fact that it was a shift made it both comfortable and roomy for dancing! The fit did run a little large however, but I like a larger fitting dress. I could have worn the 6 but felt that it would be more constricting than the 8. The green is a great look, however the accent is a little deeper tone than what is noted in the image. It paired really well with the Baroque Bejeweled Necklace by Oscar de le Renta!
Ann
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Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7633
Dec 3, 2013
Unique dress
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful dress, very distinctive. However, it is made of a stiff, thick brocade fabric that is warm and not comfortable. I wore it to a formal dinner party, and it was perfect, but I don't recommend it for dancing or any occasion where it may be warm.
TRA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3524
Oct 18, 2013
Felt ravishing with slight discomfort
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I had read all of the reviews about fit issues but I am pregnant and welcomed the extra fabric in the mid section. The fabric IS indeed quite heavy and restrictive but beautiful. I was stopped multiple times by admirers. I didn't mind the boxiness of the dress because the length is quite short and still allows you to exude some sex appeal. My main caution with this dress is how tight the fit is in the arms. It's deceiving because the mid-section encourages you to go down a size to promote a better fit but the arms make that impossible to do. I was pushing it in my normal size 2 (and no my arms are not yet bigger because of the pregnancy). I ended up changing into my back-up dress before dinner because I was so uncomfortable....but then again, that is probably just the hormones. There was a time when I would have just rolled with it!
amy
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Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6643
Sep 12, 2013
awkward fit
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented 2 different styles and didn't end up wearing this one. I'm very tall and this was way too short on me. It looked like I forgot my pants. ;) It is a very boxy fit but tight on upper body. Awkward. Material is gorgeous but very heavy. Almost quilt like. Better for winter.
Tiffany
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4543
Jul 17, 2013
Extremely unique
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
One-of-a-kind dress that will stand out amongst the crowd. The material is stiff, and the fit is strictly shift, so don't expect a waist-slimming look. However, the short length allows you to show off your gams with some gusto. *Months after wearing this rental, I saw Giuliana Rancic donned in this number on television!* Extra style points!
Tara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2432
Apr 22, 2013
Even more vibrant in person, but runs pretty big!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I usually wear a 2, but the 2 went down to my knees and was more boxy than in the picture. The color is amazing though!
Maria Cristina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4323
Apr 7, 2013
Elegant. Chic.
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
Loved this dress! As others have noted the sizing is weird and I went down to the 2 equivalent. The fabric is very heavy and beautifully embroidered. I wore it to dinner at a formal French restaurant in New Orleans and I got compliments on it all night. I did wear it with a sports bra underneath, the thickness of the fabric combined with a 34c did no favors. Other than athletic bras, I paired it with a nude pump & lip and a slicked back bun on the top of my head.
Kate
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2223
Mar 2, 2013
Unfortunately, this dress was a disaster
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my birthday party, expecting it to fit as a shift mini dress. I ordered the 2 and the 4, just to be sure one of them would fit, but once they arrived, I knew I made a mistake the second I opened the box. What appears to be a chic and modern print in the photo, turned out to be a thick, heavy metallic mess in person. It was something I would expect to see on an Elizabethan era gown, not a mini dress! When I tried on the four, it was awful. While I am short, it literally went down to my shins. Gross. The two was barely an improvement. I was so disappointed I started crying. I returned the dress that day and I am very hesitant to rent another dress from RTR.
Lizzie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 2421
Feb 27, 2013
special design but runs way too large
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress has a lovely color and special design, which resembles traditional Chinese dress. However, like Chinese dress from the imperial time, it does not have waistline, dangling like a huge box over me. I had to wear a belt. I am 5'3'' and normally wear 00. I ordered a size 2 because that's the smallest available. I don't regret renting it, but think I should have looked for a beautiful belt to go with it too.
Nadia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5533
Jan 8, 2013
Pretty but too big!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Very pretty but longer than photo and way, way too big. Wore my back up instead.
Meems
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2432
Nov 25, 2012
Gorgeous fabric, boxy fit
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I had to send this one back, unfortunately. The fabric is incomparable, honestly. The pleats make this shift dress very boxy with no slimming cut at all. I wear a 0 and looked very large (pregnant even) in this dress. I may have gotten the wrong size, but the sleeves and the shoulders fit in the 4. I didn't want sausage arms in the 2. It's also very short and rides up easily.
K
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 5631
Nov 10, 2012
Too Short!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful rich fabric. Length was as pictured on model. I wish I could have worn it
NJL
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2523
Oct 13, 2012
Big and Long
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was to big and boxy for a petite person. And the green is much brighter in person. It didn't work for me.
TR68
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4434
Sep 24, 2012
Fab!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got SO many compliments on this at the wedding. It was cool outside so the sleeves were perfect. It was a conservative cut but the length made it sexy. It's a special dress that stood out just enough! Highly recommend it.
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