Komodo Shift

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Stylist Notes

Work this beyond chic shift by Issa to the dinner party.

Size & Fit

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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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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Product Details

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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50 reviews
Fit
Large22
True to Size15
Small11
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
April 16, 2016
Amazing pattern/color
This is a short dress. It is also tight at the bust and shoulders, I have a larger bust. I paired it with some brown tights and brown boots for a fancy dinner. I received more than enough compliments on this dress to know it's something special.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 7, 2016
Dress runs large but very cute pattern!
I was unable to wear this because it was too large. I usually like sheaths to be roomier but I would rent this in a size down for your backup. The color and pattern were great, just too shapeless
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
January 18, 2016
I wore this dress for my sorority formal, and absolutely loved it!
I am normally a size 6 in dresses, but size 8 was the only size in stock, so I ordered it because I loved it, and it fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 36
January 4, 2016
Received a TON of compliments on this dress. I loved it.
The only con is that it is very short when you sit down and I am 5ft tall. I used a scarf to throw over my lap, since I was at my husband's Holiday Party for work.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 30, 2015
LOVE THIS DRESS!
This dress was beautiful.. Unfortunately I was stuck with my backup size because the size I wanted was unavailable last minute (RTR let me choose a new dress that was twice as expensive). This dress was a little too big for me but the fabric and the pattern look incredible in person. I definitely recommend it.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
October 21, 2015
wore it to my nephews wedding.
I am 5' even...and 133 lbs. This dress worked well for me...but I have a short torso/long legs. The length of this dress is on the SHORT side. Both the 10 and 8 worked for me..but the 8 looked more fitted. It is not a dress you would raise both arms in unless wearing leggings. Lots of compliments and it felt great on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
September 29, 2015
Wore this while pregnant and loved it!!!!!!
The fit was perfect, but the length was a tad bit short. I still wore it. I was pregnant and fabulous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 133lbs
September 21, 2015
Gorgeous and comfortable dress to wear.
This dress is perfect for someone with an apple figure, or someone who just wants to wear something loose, or possibly and expecting mother. It is very short, I'm 5.1, and although I usually don't wear this short it worked out fine for the event. I wore this to a theatre fundraising event and received sooo many compliments. The event started during early evening so the sun was still out and made this dress really shimmer and stand out. I would have liked a size 6, but none were available. The dress is showing signs of wear so I'm thinking it will go on the "For Sale" column the next time RTR has a sale.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 14, 2015
SUPER SHORT.
I don't consider myself that tall, I'm almost 5'5" - and this dress was borderline too short. If I raised my arms... my entire butt would be on display. I have a big chest, so I didn't really think it was "boxy" - it's a shift dress, it's not supposed to be form fitting. I had no problems with the arms being tight as others had reviewed. Also didn't think the material was overly stiff, it's just a thicker fabric. It was a cool dress, not something I'd own but fun for a night. Would recommend for shorter ladies.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
May 4, 2015
N/A
This ran large and it swam on me. I don't think it works well on short waisted women
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
February 28, 2015
I didn't wear it, was too big
This runs large, I had ordered it as a back up. It's pretty but kinda looks like thick curtains. I would seriously order this 2 sizes smaller than your usual.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 16, 2015
This is a beautiful dress. I received many compliments and stood out among a sea of black dresses.
The 10 was too big, but the 8 was damaged and RR was unable to send it. It is short, so be careful if you lift your arms up!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
February 12, 2015
Fun, high quality fabric and a nice chance from the typical cocktail dress.
Loved this dress! i wish a 6 would have been available. I had ordered the 4 as my backup but was too small. I got many compliments on the dress. Also photographed very nicely. I had read other reviews wear people mentioned pairing with nude shoes. I think the coloring of the dress looks much better with brown or gold. (I went with gold). Only negative I could see with the dress is the length. It was perfect for me but am only 5"1. there's no way someone taller could wear without tights or be able to sit comfortably or raise their arms.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
January 5, 2015
Good for the holidays
I wore this to a work function. I did forget I work with television set decorators so the majority of the night people asked if they could touch the fabric because it had a very upholstery feel. It got attention so I guess it worked!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 30, 2014
The dress is gorgeous! I loved the shine, color, striking pattern.
I loved this dress, but I chose not to wear it for my occasion. I ordered it in the 8 and 10, but the 8 got destroyed and I had to choose another dress. The ten was just too big through the chest and waist area to work right. The 8 would have been perfect! Watch out though, it is really short! I'm not a tall lady and it was still boarder line too short for my taste.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
December 16, 2014
Very Short
The fabric is beautiful, but this dress is very very short. I'm generally a size 8-10 and based on the other reviews went with the 8. It fit overall except for the length. I went with my other dress choice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
November 5, 2014
weirdly shaped
Let me start by saying I really really love the print, so I rented the dress. However, the dress wasn't made very well, and the 2 (my usual size) was way too tight in the butt, but loose everywhere else. The 4 was just a bag on me. All in all, the cut is very unflattering. I had to order another dress.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
October 13, 2014
This is the 3rd time I have rented this dress. I hope to own it. It is fun & comfy!
I am short, but have a long inseam. This is great for showing off your legs and hiding any tummy. The fabric has no give, but I do think it runs a bit large thru the torso. Divine dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 153lbs
October 13, 2014
The dress was very comfortable to move around and dance in.
The size 8 fit but the arms were kind of tight. The size 10 was perfect fit for my arms and the perfect length.
StashaNovember 13, 2014
You look great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
August 3, 2014
Dress photographed so great and super comfortable!
I am busty so it was great in the chest but large on the bottom. Super comfortable and loved how different it was. Great for a party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 23, 2014
Not sure if I've ever gotten so many compliments on a dress!
I wore this to a rehearsal dinner for a very formal wedding. I am typically a size 8. Rent the Runway did not have a 6 available in the dress, so I ordered a size 8 and a 10. The 8 was fine and probably what i would have gone with even though it was a tiny bit baggier than I typically like. The 6 would probably have been too short. When the dress arrived the green looked darker than what is pictured. That threw me, but I tried it on anyways. TRUST ME- TRY IT ON! It looks so much better on than on the hanger.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 8, 2014
Cute dress
Uncomfortable, material and Fit. No stretch and arm holes are way too tight.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 24, 2014
Runs small, very heavy material
Beautiful quality, but it was small through the shoulders and the material is very very heavy, so unfortunately wasn't appropriate for a summer event as I'd hoped.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
June 6, 2014
Beautiful Dress! The colors are amazing, but very short. I love it!
Pros- Colors are vibrant... Cons- Very, Very short, and the sleeves are a quarter length, but gives the dress an edgy look without being to formal. Yes, I will rent again! Fits true to size, and I wore it with shoes other than brown. Edgy Look!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
May 14, 2014
This was a beautiful dress but I ended up not wearing this dress as it was too bold for me.
I did not end up wearing this dress but it does run very large. I would have worn the 8. The fabric was a quilt like consistency and would have been too hot for my event. Because it was a thicker fabric it was also not very form fitting. It was very large at the top and fitted at the hips (which never happens to me).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 26, 2014
Like many other reviewsers said before, this dress runs big. I love it so order it 1-2 sizes smaller
This dress could be kick ass, but you really need to order it 1-2 sizes smaller than normal. Otherwise, I loved it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
March 27, 2014
Stylish Sheath with a 60s Vibe
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
March 15, 2014
I had 2 different people on the street ask to take a picture with me!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
March 6, 2014
Really great dress - just very short!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 25, 2014
I stood out in a sea of black
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
February 9, 2014
it's really pretty, but it was small in the breast area.
I usually wear size 4's and so I ordered 4 and 6, but order 6 and 8.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 14, 2014
Was great for NYE!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
December 3, 2013
Unique dress
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 18, 2013
Felt ravishing with slight discomfort
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
September 12, 2013
awkward fit
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 17, 2013
Extremely unique
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 64
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 19, 2013
Really cool dress!
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.
VickiJuly 24, 2013
Vicki you wore it best! Beautiful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 22, 2013
Even more vibrant in person, but runs pretty big!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 7, 2013
Elegant. Chic.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
March 20, 2013
Loved it! Fit perfectly and was just all in all a show stopper. People loved the dress.
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.
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