Jay Godfrey

Cobalt Viola Dress

$55 – $70 rental?
$300 retail
Stylist Notes

Go for a layered look in this cobalt blue dress by Jay Godfrey. We love the look with wedges and a collar necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue crepe (98% Polyester, 2% Spandex). Strapless. Straight neckline. Sheath. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Boned bodice. 26” from neckline to hemline. Imported.

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110 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(38)
Small
(12)
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 15, 2016
The color and the back of the dress are so pretty! fit perfectly, much better quality than expected!
I love jay Godfrey dresses as this was the 2nd one I have ordered from RTR. I was a little hesitant because there were no reviews, so I just went off of the size chart and the fit could not have been better. I could have went with the 2 or the 4, so I went with the 2. It was a tad bit tight in the butt area but not uncomfortable and the 4 was a little loose up top and I would have been pulling it up all night. All in all you would not go wrong renting this dress. SO SO many compliments!!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 36
June 16, 2016
I loved the color of this dress! It was classy with a bit of sexiness. I would like to rent it again
The dress fit like a glove. I didn't want something too revealing, but the fact that it was strapless and the details on the back made it just sexy enough for my dinner. You can make this dress as casual or as fancy as you want depending on your shoes and accessories. I wanted to keep it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2016
The color and fit of this dress was fab!!
I was thinking I'd probably wear the six as I am a bit chesty, but in order to avoid the dress falling down I wore the four. The dress fit great, felt great and I got a lot of compliments.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 20, 2016
Standout Color
I loved this dress. The color was beautiful and the style was great. I didn't end up wearing it because it was a little too tight for the wedding I was attending. I would definitely rent this dress again and maybe size up to be a bit more appropriate!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 22, 2016
Surprise engangement!
This dress is tight through the hips. I opted not to wear a bra since it would have shown in the back. The top was slightly loose even though I'm a 34C. Overall the dress is made very well and my fiancé thought I looked amazing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 28, 2016
Stylist Review
I absolutely loved the color and fit of this style. Running true to size, we recommend sizing up for backup. There is comfortable room at the bust however due to the open back it should not be worn with a bra. This style is fitted throughout however there is slight stretch to the fabric making it comfortable throughout the hips. The length was not too short and hit a little lower than mid thigh. Perfect to wear to your next formal event!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 29, 2016
n/a
I have an hourglass shape so it was a little big in the top and a little bit tighter on the bottom, but nothing that made it look bad. Loved how this dress was so comfortable, perfect for dancing and the color looked amazing on.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 6, 2016
Loved this dress! The color really stands out. Was perfect for a summer wedding in Memphis
Ordered a 2 and 4. The 2 fit, but I knew I would be dancing all night so I went with the 4- which was still form fitting and flattering! Very comfortable dress. Wore with nude heels and drop earrings.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 10, 2016
SO OBSESSED
I was head over heels in love with this dress. I am chesty and the top fit snugly without moving around. It was super flattering and I got compliments all night long about the fit and the color. It was a knockout wedding guest dress !
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
July 10, 2016
Beautiful color!!
Loved the color of this dress! I had so many compliments. The dress ran large especially at the top. Since this was a petite size I was hoping it would more fitted but it ran large. Overall dress great!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 11, 2016
Loved this dress! I received many compliments on the color and fit :)
The fit is very sexy yet classy. The material has some stretch to it so its great for dancing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
July 17, 2016
Flattering and flirty
I was nervous about this dress because I have such a full bust and the back seemed precarious to me. However, this dress was fantastic! Loved it! Even with a large bust, the top ruffle was incredibly flattering and the dress itself was very comfortable. Didn't need a bra. I did size up for the top portion but otherwise felt it was true to size
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
July 19, 2016
Boldly Blue & Beautiful
This dress was boldly beautiful - the blue was a stand out color that attracted everyone's eyes immediately. The cut wasn't too revealing, but allowed for some cleavage to make an appearance. I ended up wearing the size 12 instead of 10 because it was a bit more forgiving around the mid-section area. The material was so comfortable too!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
July 21, 2016
Cool on a Hot Day
Great dress! Fit well, nice material, flattering, comfortable, and can def be dressed up or down!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
July 23, 2016
Super fun dress for a wedding!
I ordered the 6 and 4, and although the 4 fit it was more snug in the hip area and would have made dancing difficult. The 6 though had a looser top, so I had to pull it up pretty frequently even though I have a d or dd cup size. I was actually shocked at how well it fit though without a bra... typically I can't wear dresses without them. I got tons of compliments at the wedding.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
July 24, 2016
Perfect wedding guest dress
I received so many compliments on this dress. It was such a fun dress that was a perfect balance of flirty and sexy but also covered up enough to be appropriate. This was my first time actually renting a dress and I am a huge fan. I ordered a size 2 and 4 because I read that some of the reviews said that it runs small. I ended up wearing the size 2. It fit perfect through the stomach and hips. It was a tad big in the chest area because I am very small cheated. However, that wasn't a problem because of the way the dress was made with the draping and boning in the bodice. Loved it so much that I am debating on buying!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 24, 2016
Glamorous, strange fit
A bit loose on top and tight on the bottom. Had to keep pulling down the bottom
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 26
July 26, 2016
Perfect!
This dress is the perfect mix of classy meets sexy. I felt beautiful in this dress. Highly recommended.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Weight: 150lbs
July 29, 2016
Great color, super cute!
The fit was good, I was right between a 6 and 8 but ended up going with the 8. It was a little on the bigger side but if I wore the 6, it wouldn't have been comfortable.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
July 29, 2016
RTR organizes everything for me so I have one less (important) thing to worry about!
It was an outdoors birthday wine tasting party in Texas 100 degree summer heat. The dress worked perfectly. Strapless dresses always slip for me because I'm flat chested, but this one didn't. No bra needed, which was great for hot weather reasons. And the color works perfectly for fairer skin. I honestly didn't want to return it. I felt beautiful the entire event!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
August 1, 2016
Beautiful blue !
This dress was very fitted however a size 6 fit perfectly and hugged my curves perfectly. We received so many compliments on the color and I would recommend this to anyone!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
August 7, 2016
Amazing for galas!
Amazing dress!! Definitely runs big on the top so go a size down. The dress was a beautiful color and so flattering. Would definitely rent this again
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
August 8, 2016
1st time customer
It was an amazing experience for my first time. I read all the reviews on this dress prior to renting. I normally wear a size 8 and all reviews for hourglass figures stated dress ran small, so I ordered a 10 and 12. The 10 was too tight in the hips and the 12 fit perfectly. I'm extremely busty (34F) and had no problems not wearing a bra. I also did not have to keep pulling the dress up or down.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 8, 2016
Beautiful color and fit!
I really loved this dress for a friend's wedding. I ended up wearing the bigger size (4). The 2 fit, but was too tight on my behind to wear to a wedding and still look classy. So I guess for size it depends on your event. I really liked this dress though!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
August 14, 2016
Gorgeous and very comfortable!!
Love this dress!! The top was a little loose but not to the point of being uncomfortable. I have a 'butt' so And the 8 was definitely a 'closer' fit because the dress is narrow. (Fortunately The fabric has a bit of give/stretch). Definitely size up if you have wide hips/butt. All in all, I would recommend it!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 15, 2016
LOVE it!
I ordered the size 4 and size 6. I am 5'8" and have a little larger of a bottom than I do top. They both fit similar in the bottom- but I noticed the 6 had a little extra room in the stomach area and was looser on me on the top so I went with the 4. I received a ton of compliments and I would rent it again in the future for sure! The color was beautiful. No complaints-I loved it!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 140lbs
August 18, 2016
Wore this for a benefit cocktail party in the summer.
Fit is a little snug for dancing, but it looks great and is pretty comfortable. This color is flattering on just about everyone!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
August 20, 2016
Amazing
True to size, great color
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Body type: Petite
August 20, 2016
very cute dress but not for petite frames
The flowy detail in front made me look pregnant. I wore this for the evening reception and it was very comfy but I did not like how it looked on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
August 21, 2016
Eh - overhyped
I rented this for a wedding. The fit of the body was a little weird - it bagged out around the waist. The back is cute but the front sort of looks shapeless. You can't wear a bra with this dress but the top fits snugly. I received no compliments on the dress - it was just sort of ok.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
August 22, 2016
Great color
The dress is great for a more formal wedding. The straps on the back and front piece of fabric made it super comfortable to wear without a bra. It was snug as mentioned, but the smaller size helped the top stay up better. Would definitely recommend the dress.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
August 22, 2016
Dancing fun
The dress fit perfectly true to size and stayed up & in place even through a night full of dancing and jumping around.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Age: 37
August 23, 2016
Fun Vegas dress!
Great fit, ran a tad large. Color is bright. Was a little short in me, but I'm tall. Fun for a night is Vegas!
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
August 24, 2016
GREAT color
Dress is a phenomenal color.. My picture doesn't do it justice but the color in the RTR shot is the actual color of the dress. So many complements. If your curvy through your hips definitely order a size up just in case. Expensive looking and very well made.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 29, 2016
Wonderful Pop of Color
This was one of my favorite rentals! The color is gorgeous and the cut is sexy but not in your face. I LOVED the fact that I didn't need to wear a bra and despite the tight skirt, it was easy to get low during SHOUT! Definitely a great party dress, I would rent again in a heartbeat.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 5, 2016
Comfortable and fun!
Rented this for a friends wedding. The dress is so comfortable! I'm sad I couldn't keep it! It fits true to size, the top runs larger than the bottom half (so I definitely had more room up top). Didn't have to worry about wearing a bra, but a strapless one would work.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 6, 2016
Simply Blue-tiful
Let's admit it's nothing better that fits great and looks even better. This dress does both. It's a great mixture of sass and class. From the moment I put it on I knew it was going to be a great night. I ordered a size 8 and 10 and I went with the 8. The 10 was large around the bust but more forgiving around the hips. The 8 fit more like a glove which was ok once I put on my spanx. Overall it's an amazing dress and you'll guaranteed to feel sexy and beautiful. Just in time for fall I see it comes in Red. Now I just have to find somewhere to go.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
September 12, 2016
Beautiful color!
I thought it would be better suited for girls who were lean it slight flat chested, not really for an hour glass or pear like me. However the dress exceeded my expectations! The color was pretty and the shape was a bit flirty and awesome. Because I'm shirt the dress was perfect in length. I think I could have fit in a six as the chest was a bit loose, but an eight was comfortable for a long night of dancing!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 14, 2016
The color was stunning and the fit was very flattering for a petite figure. The length was prefect.
Dress fits true to size, it is fairly comfortable to wear and is flattering.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
September 17, 2016
I loved this dress!!!! The color is STUNNING and the fit is great!! Loved my first RtR experience!
The fit is great! I wore this for a rehearsal dinner and got so many compliments!!
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