Jay Godfrey

Red Eye Gown

$70 rental
$645 retail
Stylist Notes

Deep red sequins and mesh insets make Jay Godfrey’s mermaid gown a complete stunner. Complement the modern look with a sleek ponytail.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 8.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - deep v provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up 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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red stretch sequins (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Side mesh illusion cut-outs. Fitted mermaid skirt. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tabs for length. Imported.

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81 reviews
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Large
(0)
True to Size
(36)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
October 6, 2014
Too short and too tight
Cutouts were not flattering, could not wear
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
October 10, 2014
Va-Va-Va Voom
This dress is all about sex appeal so for the right event this is the perfect dress! I didn't actually wear it, other than trying it on and walking around the house, as I received as a backup dress and it was over the top for a work event. The front is low cut with the sheer panel so the cleavage is definitely there. The side panel cutouts limit bra wearing abilities as even a backless bra would have shown on the sides. I would love to own this dress!!!!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
October 15, 2014
Happy THIS was the dress immortalized in photos of my engagement!
Rented this dress for a formal event that ended up being the theater for my fiance's proposal! Dress looked fabulous and I happened to think the cut-outs were very flattering. Twirling the skirt on the dance floor was a blast. A challenging, tight fit around the hips and the sequins underneath the armpits chafed when dancing, so it was not the most comfortable dress I've rented. However, I have to admit I forgot all that once he popped the question and for the rest of the night I was happy to be looking radiant and unique!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
November 13, 2014
I got endless compliments on this dress!
Size 0R fit like a glove. I would change a thing.
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
December 6, 2014
Perfect dress for the James Bond themed party I rented this dress for!
Fits true to size. Only issue is I had a lot of cuts/scratches on my inner forearms by the end of the night due to the sequins. But LOVE the dress and the color was ahhmazing
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 10, 2014
This dress is beautiful and made me feel like a million bucks.
This dress fit like a glove but was still easy to move in.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 145lbs
January 7, 2015
My 1st time using RTR an the experience and customer service was awesome! I will definitely be back!
The fit of the dress was perfect! It literally fit like a glove...everything was just so perfect!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
January 24, 2015
Wow wow is the showstopper!!!
I loved it thanks RR!!!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 18, 2015
I love how quick and easy it was for me to rent and get my dress!
The dress looked great on and I got a lot of compliments on the dress. However, the reviews about the sequins scratching your skin are definitely true! It really was painful especially towards the end of the night. Over all though, it's a fun and beautiful dress. Just remember beauty is pain! ;)
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
February 25, 2015
So unique. The mesh cutouts made it fun & sexy, yet the sequins kept it elegant and beautiful.
Wore this dress for a pageant and it was the perfect combo of fun yet elegant. The dress hugs you in all the right places, highlighting your curves, and it flares out perfectly at the bottom. Super flattering in my opinion! Usually a size 4 but I was told the dress runs a bit small so I got a 6L and it fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 106lbs
April 14, 2015
Looked great, and saved hundreds of dollars.
The dress arrived in plenty of time, in great condition. It fit perfectly, but would have been too long without my 4 inch platform heels. I'm about 5'1 and 106lbs for reference, and wore the 0R. I loved the option of getting two sizes, to pick the best fit... but honestly didn't try on the 2R that was sent as a backup. Other reviewers were right about the sequins scraping the underside of your arms, but this wasn't an issue for me. I was able to wear it without a bra, but bustier girls may need one. I got countless compliments on this dress, and will definitely recommend Rent The Runway to others in the future. Returns were easy with the prepaid label and return envelope.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
April 22, 2015
The dress was absolutely incredible, I felt like a million bucks! I highly recommend!
The sequins are a little rough when your arms touch your sides, but the discomfort is totally worth it. Overall, the dress was very comfortable. I highly recommend!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
May 8, 2015
The dress is amazing! Gives you a true hourglass figure !
The dress fit like a glove. Sexy without being too much. Many compliments that evening and the day after! Only negative is underarm scratches ...reviews were true, be warned it will leave a mark. All in all, I would definitely wear the dress again, pain and all!!!
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 26, 2015
It was rented as a back up. We just took pics with it.
The dress was rather heavy. It did look like the hip/sides were a little beat up (maybe from users jewelry).
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 11, 2015
This dress is the definition of sexy and elegant!
LOVED this dress! It hugged in all the right places. I'm normally a size 2, sometimes need to size down to a zero depending on the dress. This size 2 fit like a glove, and the length was perfect with 3 inch heels. I went bra-less and everything stayed put...no mishaps! This dress showed just enough to be sexy and elegant at the same time. My only complaint is that the sequins can be pinchy so be careful who you're rubbing against! Worn this to a fundraiser formal.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 30, 2015
Stunning! Out of a sea of about 350 people, I can truly say everyone's eyes were on me.
This dress is dazzling! Stunning! In one word....amazing. This gown runs small!!! I'm typically a size 4 in most dresses, I was shocked when I received the 4 and the 6 and both didn't fit!!! My event was on Saturday, I realized Thursday night the dress wasn't going to fit. I panicked! I screamed and I may have cried. I called RTR Friday morning to see what they could do. They told me they would have the next size overnighted to me so I would have it in time for my event! 10:00 am the morning of the event the new size arrived and all was well!!! I would recommend ordering the Long. I'm only 5'2 but once you have heels on you want the gown to be long enough to gently sweep across the floor. ***Please be aware that the sequins on this gown are sharp and rough!!!!! My underarm area was literally cut up! I would recommend some sort of clear tape for under your arm area while wearing this gown. ***
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 56
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 28, 2015
Serious GLAM with this dress!
LOVED this dress. It is super flattering, well made and a real show stopper! It is somewhat heavy and the sequins are a bit stiff and scratchy, but not unbearably so. I typically rent L lengths since I usually wear 4-5" heels (and am 5'9"). this was a particularly LONG size L, so unless you are really tall a Regular length would probably be better. Even with 5" heels I still had a bit of drag on the dress but not where I was tripping on it. Otherwise, fantastic dress!!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
October 13, 2015
I loved it! It fit so good!
Everyone loved it. I was the best dressed at the wedding. I didn't wear a bra, I used fashion tape and it worked great. i cannot wait to rent again from this website it is so worth it!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
October 26, 2015
I wore it for my prom, and it was absolutely beautiful. So many compliments and it's very sexy.
Hugs your curves, and you don't need a bra.
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 2, 2015
Statement dress
Gorgeous style, color and fit. It fit like a glove and I got a ton of compliments on it
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 17, 2015
The color and fit!
The dress was beautiful! I received many compliments on it all night. The color really makes it standout and the sequin made it shine! Note though that it is a bit tighter around the thighs so it was a bit difficult to walk or bend over. Additionally it does fall a few inches above the floor so you're feet will definitely show. It is a sexy dress, but the black mess tones it done. Would recommend!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
November 17, 2015
received compliments on this dress all night!
Absolutely perfect fit! Didn't need a bra with it, the dress held everything in place just fine.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
November 24, 2015
The compliments kept coming!
This dress was stunning. I can't believe the "wow factor". It was sexy yet classy. I wore it to a Gala and had no major problems. The sequins scratched under my arms, but it was worth it. I ordered another dress, it wasn't available last minute, so RTR sent 2 other looks, very nice. I usually wear a 4, but with 34Ds and broad shoulders, I figured I should size up, glad I did.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
December 15, 2015
Showstopper! The color and sparkle are perfect for a formal winter event. Sexy but still classy.
Beautiful dress, received compliments all night . The mesh inlays give it a sexy feel, but the overall shape and style make it elegant. I agree with other reviews that the sequins rub under your arms, but I got used to it. I'm usually a 4 but the 4 was way too tight. Wore the 6R which was short (I'm 5'8"), but fit much better than the 4. Dress doesn't have much stretch either. No bra required! Overall I loved it!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 2, 2016
I felt like a celebrity!
This dress was even more stunning on than in the pictures. It truly fit like a glove. I'm glad I went with the long size, I'm 5'7 and with 3 inch heels it was perfect! The sequins do scratch but that's to be expected and only slightly annoying. I got several compliments on this dress and my husband was blown away :-) I definitely recommend renting this beautiful piece.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 2, 2016
Not the best, but did the trick for black tie NYE party
I'm 5'5, 115 lbs, 34A - it more or less fit true to size and the length allowed for a 3 inch heel. Not for a small chested girl - I didn't fill it out. Also a very flat stomach helps, as the dress isn't super forgiving. The color is great, the overall shape is nice. Not my favorite dress, but fun for NYE!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
January 14, 2016
The sparkle!
I wore the dress for a black tie event on NYE. Tons of compliments all night, it looks especially good when you move as it brings the sparkles and the mermaid cut out. You definitely feel the sequins under your arms, though--but definitely worth it.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
January 15, 2016
This dress is smoking!
It looks just like it does online. It was a perfect fit for my curvy frame. I am 5'5'' and wore 4 inch heels so the dress didn't cover my shoes or make it to the floor. If I ever order this same dress, I will get a 4L.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 17, 2016
Beautiful dress
The dress was absolutely gorgeous and I received a lot of compliments however the issue of length did occur. After reading the suggested provided by RTR to rent a regular for my height, I was completely surprised that the length of the dress was resting well above my ankles which did cut the look of the figure short. I would have loved to have had the long but unfortunately missed the time cut off. I am 5'5" so if you are wearing heels and are his height you should definitely get the long.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 3, 2016
This dress was gorgeous. Even better in person than in the pictures.
Fit was true to size. I wore the 2R and my heels had to be on the short side. My one complaint is that the sequins really scratched up my arms.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
February 5, 2016
Loved this dress!
Fit prefect. Very flattering. No bra needed. Loved the fishtail at the bottom. Lots of Compliments.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 7, 2016
Yikes! SO short! Couldn't wear :(
I love this dress! But man does it run SHORT! A little hard to tell in the angle of the photo, but this gown hit at my ankles, so even flats couldn't have saved it! I' 5'6, which puts me on the cusp of a long, but it wasn't available. While the other 8 I got fit perfectly, this one wouldn't even zip! Granted, I have a large ribcage, so factor that in! Otherwise, the cutouts were really fabulous -- nothing too revealing and very fun! Definitely size up...and get a long! I think this would have been high-water even on someone a few inches shorter than me!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
February 10, 2016
Gorgeous dress! Perfect for a formal event
This dress was amazing! It fits like a glove without being really clingy or overly tight feeling. After reading the reviews, I was afraid the 4R was going to be too short with heels (I'm 5'4") but the length was perfect with a 3 inch heel. It wasn't as tight as I thought it would be in the chest area, but I put some swimsuit padding in it and that seemed to work well. The only negative of this dress is the sequins under the arm will scratch you up pretty bad and it gets annoying after awhile, but overall I loved this dress and definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
February 28, 2016
Wore this dress to a formal event and absolutely loved it! I received a ton of compliments on it!
Absolutely in love with this dress!! I feel like it fit true to size, just wish I would have gotten the long instead of the regular length even though I am only 5"4" because I usually wear higher heels and could only wear a 3" heel without feeling like the dress came too high off the ground. Like some of the other reviews said, the sequins rubbed a little on the arms, but after wearing it for a bit, I didn't really even notice it anymore. Overall, I was extremely happy with this dress. I absolutely loved it, loved the way it fit, and received a ton of compliments on it in person that night as well as from people who saw pictures of that night. Definitely a great pick!!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
February 28, 2016
Customer service is fabulous!!!
This dress is gorgeous. I got a ton of compliments. It hugged my body nicely. And fit perfectly. Was comfortable. Not too hard to walk in. Fun for dancing ! I'm five foot and wore this with 4 inch heels. Was perfect. Not too long. I wasn't stepping on it. The sequins did scratch my arms though. But only noticed late in the evening. Will do rent the runway again :)
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 53
February 29, 2016
Academy Awards Viewing party
Definitely glamorous and sexy with mesh revealing a little but not too much. Comfortable and not too challenging to walk in. The only complaint I would have is that it was a little scratchy when my arms were at my side with all of the sequins.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
March 2, 2016
My sons wedding!!
This dress was the backup dress. While I looked incredibly sexy and my husband loved; it the bride felt it was inappropriate for me to wear. Maybe another occasion will come up soon. It does shed sequins quite a bit and shows some skin.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 17, 2016
Nonstop complements, felt sexy yet classy!
I wore this dress to a Vegas-themed charity ball, and received compliments all night! I liked that I was still completely covered by a dress but was able to show a little skin and look sexy at the same time. The original dress I ordered had a large tear at the bottom of the zipper right on top of my bottom, but the customer service was great at getting me a replacement size of the same dress so I was still able to wear it. I wore a two regular, which fits snugly but I assumed that was the intended purpose since it is a mermaid style dress. Just don't expect to be dropping it down low on the dance floor. The only downside is that the sequins on the sides rubbed the underside my arms a bit raw, but I kind of expected that. Had a blast in this stunner!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
March 22, 2016
A very fun and unique alternative to the LBD
This dress was absolutely gorgeous and is very unique! I wore this dress to a formal affair and received many compliments. The sequins were dramatic without being overwhelming and the cut outs were perfectly placed. The fabric moves very well, making this a great dress for dancing. Since I am small chested no bra was necessary, it was a very low maintenance dress. I would recommend this dress to anyone considering it. The only two cons I had to this dress were it was a tad long on me (but I am short so that was expected) and the sequins under the armpits can be a bit scratchy, so just keep that in mind. Overall I had a wonderful experience with RTR and this dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 23, 2016
Perfect party dress
The dress fit perfectly and I had so much fun in it. The ONLY downside was that the next day I looked like I had cat scratches on the inside of both arms from the sequins rubbing against my skin. But, it was worth it. I would suggest using some type of Friction Block stick to rub on your skin to help to prevent this when wearing this or any fully sequin dress.
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