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Issa

Komodo Shift

$30 rental
$1125 Retail

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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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42 reviews

Fit
Small 10
True to Size 11
Large 20
Photos 15
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
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")
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Body type: Hourglass
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
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
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.
RTR Customer
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
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.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 63
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
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!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124 lbs
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 26, 2014

Like many other reviewsers said before, this dress runs big. I love it so order it 1-2 sizes smaller

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress could be kick ass, but you really need to order it 1-2 sizes smaller than normal. Otherwise, I loved it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165 lbs
May 14, 2014

This was a beautiful dress but I ended up not wearing this dress as it was too bold for me.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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).
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104 lbs
Jun 6, 2014

Beautiful Dress! The colors are amazing, but very short. I love it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
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!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 24, 2014

Runs small, very heavy material

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112 lbs
Jul 8, 2014

Cute dress

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Uncomfortable, material and Fit. No stretch and arm holes are way too tight.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 23, 2014

Not sure if I've ever gotten so many compliments on a dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 3, 2014

Dress photographed so great and super comfortable!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 153 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

The dress was very comfortable to move around and dance in.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The size 8 fit but the arms were kind of tight. The size 10 was perfect fit for my arms and the perfect length.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

This is the 3rd time I have rented this dress. I hope to own it. It is fun & comfy!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

weirdly shaped

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Dec 16, 2014

Very Short

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 30, 2014

The dress is gorgeous! I loved the shine, color, striking pattern.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
Jan 5, 2015

Good for the holidays

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Feb 12, 2015

Fun, high quality fabric and a nice chance from the typical cocktail dress.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 16, 2015

This is a beautiful dress. I received many compliments and stood out among a sea of black dresses.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 28, 2015

I didn't wear it, was too big

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
May 4, 2015

N/A

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
This ran large and it swam on me. I don't think it works well on short waisted women
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
May 14, 2015

SUPER SHORT.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
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