Issa

Lionfish Maxi

$150 rental
$850 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Get gorgeous for that yacht party in this keyhole maxi by Issa.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full 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 strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full 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 strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Printed silk (100% silk). Sleeveless. Halter neckline with keyhole detail. Boned bodice. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined (100% silk). Imported.

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54 reviews

Fit
Small 20
True to Size 29
Large 5
Photos 21
Zehava
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Apr 20, 2013

loved it

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
too long but I knew that in advance because I tried on in the showroom.
Olivia
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
May 9, 2013

Everyone kept telling me how much they LOVED my dress because it was different than the usual

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
the fit was great! but it was definitely long for a shorty like me, even in 4 inch heels!
alli
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
May 14, 2013

So gorgeous in person. Never received so many compliments on a dress.

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The color is much more vibrant and beautiful than in the pic (bad lighting). It was a little snug on me but once I got it on and adjusted it looked great and stayed in place all night. I wasn't pulling at it or fidgeting. I ordered the 2L, it is long but with tall heels it was perfect for my height, landing about 1/2" off the ground. The draping is amazing and it moves beautifully when you walk and dance. Highly recommended for girls 5'7" and over.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
May 16, 2013

Amazing dress!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I picked this as a backup choice, but absolutely fell in love with it. It was the perfect choice for an evening wedding and the color is even better in person.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
May 21, 2013

Amazing dress for taller girls!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress. RTR actually sent it to me instead of another dress and I was so happy! It was absolutely beautiful and it flowed really well. The model picture does not do it justice. The color is vibrant! I wore a cropped jacket over it for the ceremony. There is some boning and padding which provided great support since the deeper cutout in the chest area prevents a traditional bra. I am 5'7 and I wore 3-4 inch heels. Beware it is a very long dress.
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Jun 17, 2013

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for a family brunch and casual day in NYC. It was true to size, and even more beautiful in person! I didn't wear a bra with it, because of the keyhole, but the boning helped me feel more comfortable even without a bra. I wore the Regular-length at 5'7" and it was a bit too long in flats
Marujita
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 20, 2013

It was a beautiful color and fabric, but ...

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
it was too long and too small for my frame. I have a pretty small chest so I didn't think that I would have trouble wearing this dress, but it was very tight in the top and I couldn't go up a size because the length would have been too long even with 3 inch heels. Next time I will stick with the shorter length dresses so that it's not a problem. On the plus side, I did get many compliments.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 14, 2013

This dress was a little more daring than my usual style, but it was fun to try something new.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore a size 8L which was a good choice for me since I am 5'7" and wore 3 inch heels. The slit in the front of the dress is a bit larger than it looks on the model, so I would make sure to have the right type of bra on (and the confidence to pull it off). I wore a bra with two individual stick on cups - a bra with connected cups would have shown through the slit. Also, the dress is light weight, so the neck tie felt comfortable through the whole night.
Carolyn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Sep 16, 2013

Gorgeous dress for a summery black-tie wedding

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely loved this dress and got lots of compliments. However, I had to do a last-minute size switch with RTR because the chest runs REALLY small. I wear a size four in almost everything but I couldn't zip that size up, and even the 6 was really tight. Also the keyhole was a little more revealing than I had originally thought it would be. In general, I recommend going 1-2 sizes up. The length was perfect for me -- I'm 5'9" and was wearing ~3" heels.
Valerie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 26, 2013

Beautiful dress, another wonderful Rent the Runway experience

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered the size 2 regular and 2 long. They both arrived and I couldn't zip it up. I called Rent the Runway and they were able to overnight the 4R directly to the hotel we were staying at for the wedding. The 4 was really snug through the waist area and I have a small waist. I was thrilled with the overall experience. The dress was gorgeous, I felt like I was floating on a cloud all night with the way the dress flowed.
Adrienne
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 28, 2013

Incredible dress!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The colors are amazing. I ordered a size 2 which I normally wear but it was very tight in the chest/bust area. I was somewhat grateful since I never felt like it was going to show anything I didn't want it to. I would recommend sizing up for a more comfortable fit. Overall the dress is very beautiful and flattering. I received lots of compliments all night!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 123 lbs
Nov 18, 2013

It was comfortable and looked good.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the fit. I was 4 months pregnant so it hit my little belly in the flowiness of the dress. It was also very comfortable. I would recommend it.
Ellen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Mar 2, 2014

Gorgeous dress!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I felt incredible in this dress. Beautiful colors and soft fabric (silk). It ran a little bit long for me--probably would need 3" heels minimum (I wore a wedge sandal that dragged a bit. Got a ton of compliments!
Mel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

Perfect for 70 degree weather, light, flowy, and comfortable.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I'm usually a size 0. For this dress, I had to wear a size 2. I considered wearing a size 4, but the bust area was too loose. If your waist line is thicker than 26 in my size, I'd recommend sizing up to a 4. I wore 4 inch heals, and the length was perfect for the regular. Overall, the dress fit well, the fabric was beautiful, and it photographed beautifully.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 14, 2014

Great color and very flowy

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ended up wearing the 4 in this dress. I typically wear a 0/2 in RTR dresses but the 4 was longer and didn't feel quite so tight on my ribs. I was happy with it for sure. The slit is much deeper than the model pic but I'm flat chested so it wasn't a big deal. I wore this for the heart ball I am the director for and it has a "Texas" twist to it so it was perfect. Lots of compliments :)
Alexandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 2, 2014

Love the material and color. Not good for a larger bust!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This was an emergency alternative dress for me the RTR sent due to my original selection being damaged beyond repair. The fit was great except for the bust area.
Anna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
May 5, 2014

I wore this dress to a beach wedding. Perfect mix of elegant and bohemian.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fabric is heavenly, super comfortable, light, flowing and flattering. The color is a gorgeous burnt orange and the pattern is very cool - kind of eastern looking. The dress is long (I did order a 4L). I am 5' 9" and wore 3 inch heels, which worked out fine. The top was cut very well, but being small busted, I was a little bit paranoid about the slit in front being too revealing. Overall it was a great experience!
Helen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 8, 2014

Beautiful casual long dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I did not end up wearing this dress. I rented a number of dresses for 2 formal affairs back-to-back. This dress is not formal at all. It is pure silk and beautiful but great for beach wedding or event. I would wear this out on a date night with my hubby.
Miss V
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124 lbs
May 31, 2014

Weird fit!!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was too long for my petite 5'4 frame and the chest area was too small to zip. I'm not a busty girl but even without a bra I couldn't fit into the size 6 (I'm a size 4). It was way too long too even with my 6 inch heels! I had to return both and didn't have time to get a replacement. :(
Melanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Jun 5, 2014

Interesting pattern and great, flattering color

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Unfortunately the 6R was too small for me (I had gained weight and was lying to myself ;), but the dress is everything it looks like online. Good weight and fullness to the skirt without being heavy. Color is also true to picture. Will rent again in a bigger size for a summer wedding.
Alice
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 9, 2014

Gorgeous Dress ( Way to Small Ribcage)

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Not good for someone with over a C Breast Cup- I repeat not good for someone with over C size cup. I'm fairly petite however the "Keyhole" expanded way to far because of chest size) Gorgeous Dress though otherwise. Would Rent 4R again but was not in stock.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 11, 2014

Beautiful Dress!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for a traditional black tie wedding in the south. It was super comfortable to wear yet definitely fancy enough for the occasion. It was a little tight in the bust area but made it easy to wear without a bra. The 4L was the perfect height with 4inch heels. Loved it so much, wish I could wear it again!
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 11, 2014

Not for large chested girls

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was sent as a replacement as my original order did not fit. The RTR customer service was unbelievable! However, due to a high demand weekend (weddings, proms, etc) sizes were very limited for a last minute rental and was sent a size smaller than I normally wear. I was able to zip up the dress, but the slit in the front is much more pronounced than shown, especially if you have a large chest. Beautiful color, would recommend ordering your true size and a size up for your "extra" size option. Color is much more vibrant in person than shown in the picture. I did not find the length too long, as I am 5'5" and was wearing flats due to a recent knee surgery. The dress was a tad long, but would have looked perfect with a set of heels or wedges. I wanted this dress to work so bad, but due to the large slit in the front it was a little too risky for the black-tie affair I had rented it for. Perhaps a size smaller would allow more room in the bust and therefore be less revealing?
Kim
Age: 32
Jun 11, 2014

N/a

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wanted to love this dress because the print is beautiful and the fabric is very high quality. This dress looks expensive. Only problem is the fit. VERY tight on top and kind of frumpy and unflattering around the waist. I unfortunately had to return or
Staci
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98 lbs
Jun 18, 2014

Gorgeous dress!

Size worn: 2P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The bust is a little tricky to work with, however, a few stitches and some double sided tape did the trick for me. I already rented it again for the next wedding that I am going to.
Cynthia
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Jun 29, 2014

Didn't wear

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The colors and fabric are gorgeous, however, the gaping key hole in the front was too unflattering and I didn't have the time/patience to try to pin it without damaging the silk.
Calli
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 13, 2014

Runs big

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
RTR sent this (10R) as a back up when my original dress wasn't available. Beautiful dress but it ran really big! I normally wear an 8 in such dresses but I truly believe a 6 would have worked. So pretty though - I wish it would have worked!
Fay
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Jul 24, 2014

Too large. Muddy color. Unflattering & shapeless

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Too large. Muddy color. Unflattering & shapeless
yella1087
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Jul 27, 2014

Gorgeous flowing fabric!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I was a little disappointed I didn't get to wear this one - there was a tear in the back by the seam that was unnoticed until I was dressing on the day of for the event.. I loved the fabric and wearing it around my room though. It''s gorgeous and made me feel sexy. the keyhole wasn't as big as I thought it would be from other reviews.
Victoria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Aug 8, 2014

Perfect for a summer wedding!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for my friend's wedding a couple weeks ago. The color is more amazing in person and the bottom of the dress is just beautiful - I received a lot of compliments. It was a perfect dress for a warm summer evening. I thought the style of the dress was elegant, yet comfortable - what more can you ask for. Also, I am pretty tall (5'7') and the regular size fit just fine, even after wearing a three inch heal. I would definitely recommend it!
Amy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 16, 2014

Beautiful dress! Very flattering, but tight in the chest/rib cage area, so I opted for another.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was beautiful, but tight in the chest/rib cage area. Rent a size up!
an27
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Aug 20, 2014

Easy to wear, flattering

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented the 4R and 6R. I never tried the 6 on, because the 4 fit fine. Couple things to note if you are considering renting this dress: 1. It's impossible to wear a bra, even if you had a backless bra it would be difficult based on the way the slit in the middle falls. 2. The bottom wrinkles easily, this wasn't a big deal for me but could be for others. 3. The colors were brighter in person than they appear in pictures. 4. If you are smaller on top and larger on the bottom it's a great dress. Overall it was comfortable to wear and looked pretty on.
Brenda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Aug 26, 2014

Flawlessly Flowy!

Size worn: 2P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was a show stopper for sure! It just flowed flawlessly and was so comfortable at the same time.
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 4, 2014

Obvious Choice!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is incredible!!! I wouldn't recommend it for bustier girls, though because the bodice is very, very fitted. I definitely had a mark around my waist at the end of the night. The marks were worth it, though. The dress is so understated and sexy. The colors are so rich and the fabric is to die for. I'm 5'8 and the regular length of the dress was long on me when wearing flats. Perfect for an end of summer wedding. My favorite rental so far, easily!
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Sep 9, 2014

Great Recommendation from Stylist

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The stylists picked this out for me when another dress became unavailable. It was a beautiful choice. Usually I am a 4 when the smallest part of a dress is based on the chest (34B), but surprisingly I couldn't zip the dress to the top. If I could have zipped it that last few inches, I could tell it would have been a flattering cut and that i would have liked it!
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Sep 21, 2014

Issa brings it again

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
super fun, flowy and unique. Was a great party dress.
kcw0880
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Sep 21, 2014

Loved the overall fit, look and feel of this dress!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely loved wearing this dress! I got tons of compliments on it. It was long, so i was able to wear 3" heals with it.
HH314
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

Comfortable cocktail attire!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a Fall cocktail party for my husband's work. It was different from all the little black dresses, comfortable, and yet sexy without being too revealing. I felt like it hit a nice balance between being high end with the silk, but casual with the maxi like shape. It was easy to move, eat and drink, and I received many compliments. I would love to own this dress! Fit and color notes: Overall, the dress runs a little small. I usually wear a 2 or a 4. I thought the 4 fit me in the waist with being just a tad snug. However, the more fitted construction helped the top stay up without a bra. I worried it would lack support for my natural 34D chest BUT it was great (and my cleavage looked amazing!). Also, at 5'7" with 3 inch heels the dress Still skimmed the ground a bit. Wearing higher heels, or bring slightly taller may be helpful. The color is much more orange and grey than pictured. It still worked for me, but was a little shocking when I opened the box.
Janee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 107 lbs
Dec 16, 2014

Love!

Size worn: 2P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a destination beach wedding and it was so perfect for the occasion. Bust was a touch too large but this wasn't a big deal once I tied the halter straps a bit more tightly. This also brought the keyhole in the front up and made it possible for me to wear a bra without it showing. I'm just shy of 5'3" and with heels that were just about four inches tall, the petite was just the right length.
Brittaney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 99 lbs
Dec 20, 2014

Too Big

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I'm a size 0 or 00, and have trouble finding dresses that fit well. I spoke to a stylist online who said it ran large and suggested I order a 4 with a 2 as a backup. Needless to say, I was swimming in both dresses. I don't blame RTR, I have a difficult body type. I do wish there were more information about exact size/measurements of the dresses however. I was very disappointed, the dresses were absolutely stunning
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