Jay Godfrey

Cobalt Viola Dress

$300 retail

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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: 0-14.

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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295 reviews
Fit
Large
(16)
True to Size
(110)
Small
(33)
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
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!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
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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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
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
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
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!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DDD/E
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: 34
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: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
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!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34H
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
Usually wears: 2
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: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 25, 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:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
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
Usually wears: 4
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
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
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: 43
Bust size: 34F
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: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 9, 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
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 152lbs
August 15, 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
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
August 20, 2016
Amazing

True to size, great color

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
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' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
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: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
August 23, 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
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Body type: Pear
Weight: 146lbs
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: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
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:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 6, 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: 38
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: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
September 13, 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
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 28A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
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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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 18, 2016
Great color, great experience

Dress was beautiful but listen to the reviews and size up!!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 126lbs
September 18, 2016
Delivery and easy return

Color beautiful Dress runs small Lots of compliments Would definitely rent again

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 158lbs
September 18, 2016
The color is stunning, & I love that you can choose 2 sizes.

I recently lost some weight so I was unsure what size I would be. I ordered the 10 & 12. To my surprise the size 10 fit and was a bit big at the top. I had room to eat and dance without it being extremely tight and probably could've dropped down to the 8. Overall I was in love with this dress, I wish I could post more pictures. The color is amazing, I received nothing but compliments all night! Was a great first RTR experience!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
September 24, 2016
Comfortable and cute

Very comfortable! Great fit, top was slightly large. I'm a 34d and I was able to not wear a bra and still dance and feel comfortable. Would def recommend.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
October 3, 2016
Classy and bold!

Wore this dress for a wedding. The color is gorgeous. Received lots of compliments on it all night. It's nice and slenderizing. I wore a size down because I like to show off my curves :). The bust was actually loose and I needed fashion tape to hold up. Chose not to wear a bold necklace because the neck is gorgeous! Show off your shoulders!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 18, 2016
PERFECT dress!!!

I rented this for the night before my wedding. We had a Wedding Eve Bash and it was the perfect dress. Made me stand out and fit me perfectly. I ordered size 0 & 2 and went with the 0. I would've given the dress 5 stars but for some reason it wouldn't let me click that 5th star.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 26, 2016
Super cute!

Adorable dress, not the most comfortable or the best for eating/drinking all night (tight in stomach area) but beautiful color, great quality!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 8, 2016
Great color!

I ordered this dress because I felt that the only color I've been wearing to weddings recently is black plus I really liked the dress! Again rent the runway didn't disappoint. The dress fit perfectly and ran true to size. The top is structured so no bra needed and for a strapless dress I didn't touch it once all night. I would recommend this dress for a change from the little black dress.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
November 13, 2016
Pairs well with Ryan Gosling

The color of this dress is incredible. It's the most beautiful shade of blue. It does a bit big - especially in the bust. If you are smaller up top like me I would suggest sizing down. Overall tons of fun!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 14, 2016
Great color!

I ended up in the 6 because of the top. I'm a 34DD. I was pulling it up a lot through the night but otherwise it was a great color and very comfortable!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 19, 2016
Love the color, not great for long torsos

Fit strangely due to my long torso, pouched out at the belly and tight on the thighs... unless I pulled it all the way down my chest then the waist and hips fit great.. but would be too much cleavage then. Stayed up and otherwise cute dress

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 30
January 9, 2017
Blue Stunner

I'm so glad I got both a 4 and a 6. I normally wear a size 6 so when I put it on and realized how big it was, I was grateful for the smaller backup size. The dress fit beautifully and everything about it made me feel absolutely fabulous. Definitely turned a few heads ;)

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
January 12, 2017
Stunning color and great fit!

The cobalt blue color is very striking so it definitely stands out! The peplum top makes your waist look smaller but I'd be cautious if you have a larger bra size as this detail may not be as flattering (I am a 32DD but it was still flattering). This dress did not disappoint!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 30, 2017
Stunner!

Wore this for a night out in Miami! The dress fits really well. I rented the one in red recently but it was tighter and didn't fit as well. Not sure if the material was different.

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