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Issa

Spice Twist Gown

$135 rental
$763 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look fit for a queen in this red Issa waist cinching gown for the gala. A classic style to look oh so glamorous and dance the night away. Shown here with the AV Max's Gold Dome Bangle and Kendra Scott's Darby Mirage Earrings.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a plunging neckline bra
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips; SPANX recommended to cinch in hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a standard bra; bra must have a low neckline
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a plunging neckline bra
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips; SPANX recommended to cinch in hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a standard bra; bra must have a low neckline
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

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Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Scarlet crepe jersey (100% Rayon). Three-quarter length sleeves. V-neckline with ruching detail at waist. A-line skirt. Hidden back zipper. Imported. See size and fit tab for lengths.

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36 reviews

Fit
Small 5
True to Size 23
Large 8
Photos 17
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 24, 2012

Absolute Showstopper - Glamorous & Sexy while keeping it Classy

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress for a black tie wedding in Santa Barbara. I felt confident and sexy in this elegant Issa gown. Paired it with Kenneth Jay Lane “Polished Crystal Drop Earrings” and “Sculpted Branch Cuff” and completed the look with Rebecca Minkoff’s “Step and Repeat Clutch” - loved every item and the complete look. Would HIGHLY recommend spankx for anyone, any size looking to wear this gown – it just needs the extra coverage to smooth everything out. Also, I chose to wear Victoria’s Secret “U-Plunge Push-Up” which was perfect! And, for a little extra protection I added fashion tape to avoid any malfunctions.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 3, 2012

Beautiful

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful! I was very happy with it. I am tall so the "Long" option was great for me. I wore it with 4 inch heels and it was about a 1/2 inch from the ground. The color looks a bit different in person. I was expecting a slightly deep red - what I received was pink/raspberry. The best thing about this dress is it is very comfortable! I wore it for 8 hours and felt great.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 7, 2012

Stunning color and a plunging V -

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress has a super low v-cut, but the fabric isn't too stretchy up top, so it stayed in place easily and wasn't uncomfortable to wear. Actually I loved this dress because it was so comfortable to wear. I'm usually a 4, but the dress comes out from a small waist so I fit into a 2R. It doesn't go all the way to the floor, even without heels, so if you're taller (than 5'4") you may want to try the long.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Oct 9, 2012

Great dress!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was a great dress. Loved the color. Definitely runs large, though, so might want to get a smaller size than you would normally wear.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 16, 2012

I wore this gown to a charity gala event & absolutely loved it!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is rather stunning. The only issue I had with it is the fact that I had to go up a size from a 2 Long to a 4 Long because I have broad shoulders. The 4 fit perfectly in the shoulders but was baggy in the waist/midsection area. Also, if you plan on ordering a Long, make sure you have 4-5 inch heels. I am 5'8" and wore 5 inch heels and still had to carry the dress sir around most of the night to avoid stepping & tearing it.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 19, 2012

The color turned heads and made me feel sexy and sophisticated!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Love the color! Looks great with red hair. Runs a little big I wear 12-14. It was plenty long with heels i still needed to lift when i walked. I am a 36 DDD and depending on the bra the low V can make you look like a porn star. The double sided tape came in handy.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 26, 2012

Didn't end up wearing this one.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
It ran really large. I'm normally an 8 and the 8 was definitely too big which made this look like a nightgown. I think to make this look as good as it looks in the picture, you need to wear this on the tighter side. The color was gorgeous and I'm sorry it didn't work for me!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 5, 2012

This dress is stunning!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The only challenge was that it was very long. I have 3 1/2 inch heels, would have been better with a 5 inch. Other than that it fit like a dream - made my bust look larger and waist smaller!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 8, 2012

This was my backup.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a very pretty dress though a couple things bothered me about it. The V was a lot deeper than I thought it would be. Even with the Nubra, you could see the clasp in the front. Also, the back of the dress bunched up weirdly along the zipper at my upper back. I don't know if that was just because of the body type I have or that maybe it was slightly too big, but in any case, I did not end up wearing this dress to my event.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 12, 2012

Great dress fits any shape, very flattering.

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great dress fits any shape, very flattering. Totally recommend it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 15, 2012

Show-stopping glamour!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is simply stunning - no beadwork or anything "extra" - just simple elegance! I wore this to a black-tie fundraising event and felt like the belle of the ball. The 4R fit perfectly and the length was great with my 4" heels. The draping in the front is great for hiding anything you don't want hanging out (so no sucking in all night!). However, spanx were a must because the back is very plain and smooth so you'll want extra smoothing back there! I'm very small-busted so I couldn't go bra-less with this dress. I wore a nu-bra (just didn't clip it together) along with some fashion tape and I was set for the night. Even after the fact, I continue to get compliments on this dress! The Kenneth Jay Lane Sculpted Branch Cuff was a perfect accesory. Was sad to have to send it all back!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 9, 2012

WINNER!!!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was double booked for 2 holiday parties in the same night and it was perfect for both. The crepe jersey material was comfortable, easy to dance in and it hides most female imperfections (i.e. tummy). I would absolutely reccomend this dress :)
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 11, 2012

Length or Lack Thereof Was a Problem.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress way my first choice. I got the 10 Long and the 12 Regular (I usually wear a 12 or 14). Both dresses fit great except the length. I am 5' 6 1/2" and the regular was up to my ankles and the long had 6" of fabric laying on the floor even with 5" heels. The dress was beautiful but unfortunately, due to the length, I was unable to wear either size.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Dec 29, 2012

perfect dress for formal event

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a Holiday Charity event - it was a big hit! I walked by a friend I haven't seen in years and when he caught up to me, he said he noticed my dress first and then realized it was me. ! lol as far as fit, I am inbetween a 6 and an 8 and the 6 was perfect.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Dec 29, 2012

No one could stop talking about how "amazing" I looked!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I really loved this dress and wore it to a wedding reception. The cut of the dress makes your waist look teeny tiny! No one could stop talking about how "amazing" I looked! I would suggest ordering your size in both a regular and a long. The 2 regular was too small, but the 2 long fit great (although it was a little long). I would also suggest wearing a strapless, seamless bra, as the material is thin and you might not want any bra lines. Hollywood fashion tape is a must as the plunge is very low!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 5, 2013

Beautiful dress, just too short.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Too short.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 15, 2013

Unwearable

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
First of all that dress is not red- it's magenta. I'm 5'7" and for some reason the 4R hit my mid-calf. 6" off the ground (barefoot). COMPLETELY unwearable to a formal event which requires a floor length gown. I would've ordered the Long but it was not availabe. But after trying on the 4R- I KNOW the 4L would not even graze the ground...The top however fit great!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Jan 22, 2013

Simply gorgeous!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Although I didn't wear this one (it was my back-up), it was such a beautiful dress. It was so hard to chose! You can't go wrong with this amazing style.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Flattering!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I didn't wear this dress because my particular one had a malfunction (RTR was GREAT and overnighted me two more dresses to Charleston - Thank goodness I still had an amazing dress (even better!?!) dress to wear to the wedding) But I have to say this dress was very flattering and comfortable. It wasn't as low on me as I expected from the other photos. My dress was 6 inches too short (I'm only 5'1) due to the malfunction - the only reason I gave it 4 stars. But I know RTR was working to make sure they got the problem fixed.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 20, 2013

A classy, comfotable but stunning gown - just pick the right bra

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress as my back-up, but wound up wearning it instead of my first choice (an off-the-shoulder column gown) because it was much more comforable and easier for dancing. I rarely wear bright red, but this dress has raspberry undertones that complement most complexions. The fabric has no sheen, so use accessories for some sparkle (I used a rhinestone broach at the under-bust gathering and rhinestone dangling earrings). It only took 3-inch heels to give me a skim-the-floor length. The dress is true to size, but a little foregiving in the front tummy area. I probably could have worn the next size down, but an evening without Spanx and worrying about visible bra lines in the back was a nice change from most formalwear. But if you opt for a closer fit, be aware that the fabric and cut in the back isn't exactly forgiving of bumps and visible lingerie lines. And speaking of lingerie, be prepared for a little trial and error if you are well-endowed. Knowing from prior experience that those adhesive bras don't typically work well for larger cup sizes, I was lucky enough to already own a red plunging bra in my lingerie drawer that did the trick. Overall, I was very satisfied with how I looked and felt in the dress; I received many compliments and would consider renting it again.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 22, 2013

Really pretty dress....

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The color of this dress is a little more pink than red, but still beautiful...Sadly, I had to return it because the plunging neckline is much too low. I think this dress would be great for a smaller busted woman.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Mar 5, 2013

Hot & Sexy

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress for my brother in law's wedding. Here are the pros I love the material, is not that clinging polyester crap that most dresses are made off. The weight of the dress is light. My biggest concerns before renting the dress was boob area.. FYI I would not recommend a bra, the plunge is way too low for that. Instead bought, the hollywood fashion tape and the nipple cover-up, which worked awesome!! The dress fitted like a glove but not super tacky-tight. The front knot is the perfect in covering problem areas like the belly and slimming the waist. Cons, Way Too Sexy! Just kidding... I did not like that the zipper in the back of the dress, I feel like is should had been place at the side, for a more seamless look. I am 5'3 and I felt like the dress was a bit short like 4 inches off the floor with heels.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109 lbs
Mar 17, 2013

dress was pretty stretched out, I had to pin the top to my bra, but it looked great once i did.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
great dress, elegant, just runs big
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 27, 2013

This dress was just too low-cut for me.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress but wore the back-up dress instead. It was just to low for me and I felt very over-exposed. If you're small chested...or very brave, this might be okay with some fashion tape. :-) The fabric was nice and not too thin and even though it's form fitting it was flattering on the hips and the length was great too. I got the long and I'm 5'7. I wish I could have worn it!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 25, 2013

I received so many compliments on this dress! Definitely recommended RTR to many people!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my second rental with RTR and I loved it. I wore this to my fiance's fraternity's formal dinner. Everyone was giving me compliments all night! I was concerned about this dress because other reviews stated that the dress ran short, so even though I'm fairly short I ordered a long. It worked out great, I was able to still wear my heels and they just barely showed. Also I was concerned about an all red dress since its not really my color but it was more of a raspberry tone which I completely loved. The dress is thin and low cut so keep that in mind which choosing undergarments. I did not wear a bra and wore regular seamless underwear. I rented the 4L and 6L which both fit but I chose the 4 for a slightly slimmer fit.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 50
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 25, 2013

It was the perfect style and dress for my event

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Body fit was perfect, I was surprised that the L was not really L..I am 5'9" and it fell barely to the floor, BUT it was a beautiful dress, and I received so many compliments! Thanks RTR!! You saved the event for me!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 26, 2013

SHORT.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress, but the proportions were wrong considering I am 5'9" and usually wear a size 6. The larger size was a tad bit longer but too big.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Aug 20, 2013

Very elegant

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great dress is you want to feel elegant. The low neckline is sexy but not too much. The dress is also great if you need to eat!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 11, 2013

Rented this dress for my client, Sonya Robinson, Violinist.

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
An instant YES before we even zipped it up. Very flattering, very comfortable VERY lowcut. You will need a deep plunge bra. Also needed high platform shoes for the regular length...she is 5'4".
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Oct 4, 2013

Nice, but more pink than red

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Not the most flattering thing on me and the fabric was sort of scratchy.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 22, 2013

Beautiful color!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was beautiful, but definitely VERY short. I am 5'4" and it was probably 3 inches off the floor when I was barefoot. It is definitely the kind of dress you either need to go nude under or wear spanx - you would absolutely be able to see every panty line in this material. The color is gorgeous and the v-neck is low, but not too low - very sexy while not showing much at all.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 28, 2013

Great fit. Love the color and cut.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Low front but it was stunning
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153 lbs
Dec 18, 2013

This dress was actually short and I'm 5'3". It barely touched the ground.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I unfortunately had to pass on this due to the length of the dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jan 8, 2014

This dress runs large.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress runs very large in the top.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
May 6, 2014

Comfortable, classic dress

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am not a pink-lovin girl, but I loved the color of this vibrant darker pink dress. I rented this dress about a year ago. It hugs in all the right places. It barely hit the ground, and I'm a short 5' 0" girl so take that into consideration when deciding how long or short you want this dress to fit you - and what kind of heel you are going to use. I sized up and it fit comfortably. Unfortunately the hem on this dress was uneven - not sure why, so I sent it back to RTR and was refunded for my rental no problem.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Nov 6, 2014

Loved this dress but it was oddly short.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was a stunning dress but surprisingly, the length was too short (and I'm only 5'1). It gets tricky because you can't really wear it with a bra so there was quite a bit of tape involved. RTR was very accomodating about the length issue and they sent me a different dress altogether. Ultimately, I ended up sticking with this one and just dealing with the length.
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