Jay Godfrey

Lilac Alma Gown

$426 retail

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Stylist Notes

A flourish of ruffles trail down the fluid silhouette of this demure Jay Godfrey gown styled with a one-shoulder neckline and daring side slit.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Floor length, two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Purple crepe (95% Polyester, 5% Elastane). Gown. Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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91 reviews
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Large
(8)
True to Size
(33)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 8, 2018
Color is beautiful

It's hard to tell from the model, but this dress is pretty fitted in the stomach area and butt and the color makes it a bit unforgiving. I wanted to love it, but it wasn't right for my body.

Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 26, 2018
Beautiful dress, gorgeous color

I wore this dress to a black tie fundraiser and loved it! Very well made and even prettier in person. Received compliments all night long! Very true to size, I am 5'8" and glad I rented the long, hit at the floor with about a 3 inch heel. RENT THIS DRESS!!

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
April 9, 2018
I had gone on a shopping spree and couldn't find a single thing to wear until RTR!

The dress felt like a glove, and I felt absolutely gorgeous in it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 11, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous!

My daughter wore this for prom. She absolutely loved it and looked stunning. And it arrived new with tags which is always a bonus! She is 5'6" and around 115 pounds. The 0R fit perfectly even with heels. She received compliments all nights.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 16, 2018
Perfect for prom!!

I wore this dress for my senior prom & it was perfect!! I have more of an hour glass figure & would've liked it if I had a 0, but it was still great.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
April 17, 2018
Form fitting, beautiful lilac color

This dress is a beautiful lilac color, perfect for spring! The dress is form fitting as the dress is a stretch material - I rented both a 2 &4 and there really wasn't a huge difference in fit. Because of the stretch factor, I opted not to wear the dress as I wanted to eat and drink!

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
April 17, 2018
I loved this dress! I wish I could keep it forever!

Loved the fit. I have a smaller bust so it was a bit big for the top - I should order a 0 next time!

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Other
April 18, 2018
So Perfect

I wore this dress for prom. It was absolutely perfect, i got tons of compliments and it fit amazing. I would without a doubt recommend this dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 20, 2018
Stylist Review

Runs true to size. I recommend going one size up for backup. Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust) Fitted at natural waist, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips. Floor length. Should be worn with a strapless bra.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 22, 2018
Super helpful staff

Not super stretchy but still very very pretty and flattering.

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36DD
April 23, 2018
Dress was phenomenal!

It really only ran small in the top for me, but I am quite large in the bust and rib cage, so most dresses do. For someone smaller, I'd suggest getting your usual size. The leg slit was beautiful, especially with the ruffles framing the slit. I got the long size, and with a few inches added from my heels the length was perfect!

Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
April 28, 2018
Wedding

I really wanted to love this dress. It feels great, but it shows every single underwear line, bra line, wrinkle, and imperfection. Definitely need to wear spanx underneath. I wouldn't rent it again. It was great, but I felt very self conscious.

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
May 2, 2018
I wore this to a celestial-themed black tie birthday party.

Beautiful color. Dress was very comfy, and I was able to wear shapewear underneath without it showing despite the slit. I wish I hadn't gone for the long length, though, because it was difficult to move without dragging on the ground even with heels.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
May 8, 2018
Love, love, LOVE!

It is a lovely flowing dress. Simple and refined in a lovely soft pastel lilac/pink color. I wore it for my wedding in Las Vegas. It was gorgeous!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
May 11, 2018
Fit like a glove!

This dress was perfect for prom. I received so many compliments and was very comfortable the entire time wearing it.

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 24, 2018
The dress was comfortable, flattering and I got compliments all night!

I am 5'3" 140lbs, the dress fit wonderful. I wear a 36 DD and felt covered and supported. No undergarments were required. It was a bit long so I wore 3.5" heels and it was still a teeny bit long but manageable. I highly recommend this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
May 30, 2018
I LOVED this dress

This dress was perfect for my senior prom. The color of this dress was so unique; trust me when I say you will be the only one wearing anything like it. I would recommend ordering a size down if you want a more form fitting look. The dress was so elegant and classy, while also standing out. The material is very comfortable, it was so easy to dance in all night. I was actually sad when I packed this dress up, it was so pretty. I ABSOLUTELY recommend!!!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 4, 2018
Color is AMAZING, ever better in person

Dress is extremely comfortable - able to dance/walk go up stairs without any restriction. Wore this dress on a 85-90 degree day and was not uncomfortable, the material is light and the slit in the front helps. For me the slit was more than half way up my thigh. Definitely recommend this dress for a spring/summer wedding!!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 133lbs
June 5, 2018
fabulous dress!

I wore the size two dress for prom and everyone loved it! If fit like a glove and the color made me look super tan! No one had a dress like it.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
June 13, 2018
The dress was perfect! It worked really well for the wedding I attended.

The only complaint I would have is that the belly area is loose. I am 5' 5'' and this dress would probably look better on someone who was a bit taller; however, it worked really well for the event and I was pleased with it overall! Lots of compliments on the color.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
June 19, 2018
Gorgeous Dress

This dress is very bright and will definitely make you stand out in the crowd. I ended up choosing a navy/black dress, but I would definitely rent again for a spring wedding. The dress is very form fitting. I also love the high slit.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
June 21, 2018
Lovely colour!

I had many many compliments on the dress. However, it does not match up well with love handles and I wore shape wear. It also runs a bit long and it was dragging on the floor the whole night even though I wore 3 in heals. Beyond that very glad I got the dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 26, 2018
Beautiful

Beautiful dress! Bust is large so unable to wear even when I sized down. I would want to buy this dress and have it altered. Slit is high up so wearing shape wear is challenging.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 156lbs
July 7, 2018
Wore it for a Debutant Ball I attended as a guest and wanted something classy yet different!

it does hug a little tight because of the material, i ordered a 6 and the 8 as my backup and wore the 8 because it hugged better in all the right places. It does show undergarments easily so i had to wear corset spanx and no bra, because it showed lines. The slit came up farther than i was expecting but it was not problematic and the length was great, i wore 3 inch heels with it! would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
July 9, 2018
Beautiful dress!!!!

I had 4 inch heels on, it was a little long, had to be extra careful when I walk so I don't step on it. But overall, LOVE this dress!!! Very elegant!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Age: 38
July 10, 2018
Beautiful

The color of this gown is gorgeous, and it clings in all the right places! Love the slit- it shows a lot of leg but in a good way, not in a "too much information" way! I was surprised at how comfortable it is even though it is form-fitting.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 12, 2018
Gorgeous color and elegant look

I rented the 0R and the 2R and other than length, there really wasn't a noticeable difference between sizes. The 0R was more fitted to my waist, which is flattering to my figure, so that's the size I went with. The wedding ceremony was outdoor and luckily this dress did not show any of my sweat! Got lots of components. The slit is kind of high, but still classy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
August 4, 2018
That slit though...

This dress is why I love RTR! I would NEVER buy this dress or even try something like this on in a store. How I got the courage to rent it, I don't even know. I loved that I was able to wear a dress so outside my comfort zone to a formal charity event. My only challenge was in finding suitable shape wear with such a high slit and a fabric with no stiffness.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 32
August 10, 2018
this color is just amazing in person. not pink not purple...true bubblegum.

I'm 5'2 and this was looooong. I wore it with 3 in heels but still felt a little like I was going to step on the train. love the slit...highly recommend a body suit underneath.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 13, 2018
Beautiful color

Fit great - be mindful of undergarments as sheer material

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 28
August 21, 2018
Felt like a goddess!

Such a wonderful fit and beautiful movement. I danced all night in this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 27, 2018
Ton of compliments!

I ordered a size 6 and 8. I ended up wearing the size eight because it fit better around my hips but the top was a little big. I got a ton of compliments all night on the dress! Definitely would recommend it!

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
August 27, 2018
This dress was perfect for a MN summer wedding on the lake.

It was comfortable and didn't get hot. They only had an 8 left and I would have liked to see what the 6 looked like since the boobs were a little big for me in the 8. Over-all I would recommend it. I am short so I wore a 3-4 inch wedge and it still did get a little dirty on the bottom. 5'2' 138 pounds-

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 29, 2018
Dress was stunning for black tie optional - so many compliments!

Just a 1/4” too long but the heels helped. Flattering and elegant !

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
September 4, 2018
The compliments kept flowing all night. Felt very sexy in the dress!

Perfect dress except the length was really long (I'm 5'2), but besides that it was perfect. Wouldn't change the decision to get it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
September 10, 2018
Last minute dress

So I rented another dress and RTR sent me this one last min because the dress i wanted wasn't ready however I ended up wearing this dress and loving it. I should have gone a size down so it was more fitted but the dress was beautiful color was beautiful for a nice summer wedding.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
September 18, 2018
Pretty dress, but runs extremely small. I usually wear an 8, but this was WAY too tight to wear.

Pretty Dress. Form Fitting and the slit is cut very high

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 18, 2018
Not for curvy girls

I felt like this looked unkempt on me, I do have quite large hips and butt so that may be the reason. Did not wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
September 24, 2018
Perfect!

I wore this for a formal night on a cruise vacation. My husband loved it! Comfortable, conservative and sexy all together.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
September 24, 2018
Went with another dress

Super cute. I feel like maybe I was too old for this dress tho. Seemed like a high school prom dress. Super cute tho

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