Jay Godfrey

Red Eye Gown

$70 – $85 rental?
$645 retail
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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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77 reviews
Fit
Large
(0)
True to Size
(36)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
March 26, 2017
Beautiful gown
Great fit
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
February 6, 2017
Everything I wanted and More!
I rented this for a Mardi Gras ball. I wanted to be sexy yet classy, as several coworkers would be there too. This was absolutely perfect! I ordered the 0 and 2. I'm 5'4" 115lbs...the 0R was so perfect! So many compliments, and posting it on social media the compliments are still coming in!! I felt like the most gorgeous girl in the room. The dress is easy to walk in, comfortable, sexy while still being completely covered, the sequins did not bother me at all. Every photographer there wanted to take my picture. I highly recommend this dress!! Order it, you won't regret it!!!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Work
February 6, 2017
Beautiful dress in a gorgeous color!
The dress worked well for my works Anniversary party, held in a very upscale & formal wedding venue. The dress was snug around my hips/butt, but I was expecting this cause my thighs/hips/butt are bigger because I workout/weight lift. The neckline was a little uncomfortable and of course the armpit area when I rested my arms by my side. If I could have ordered this in a long I would have, I am 5'7 and had to wear flats because I had 4 inch heels on before and it looked weird. But overall it's a beautiful dress! I got compliments from everyone I talked to!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
January 21, 2017
Truly stunning dress
My size 0 fit amazing but had two tears in it, I ended up wearing the 2 due to that. Dress was amazing, a little itchy under the arms but overall incredible!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
January 13, 2017
the dress was great but very uncomfortable under the arms. The material rubs on the arms all night.
I would not rent this just because it is not comfortable if you like to dance or move your arms
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
January 8, 2017
The dress was perfect for this event
Fit like a glove!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Weight: 125lbs
December 5, 2016
Perfect for a Mardi Gras Ball
Runs true to size but has little to no stretch so definitely grab a back-up size just in case. The sequins are super scratchy on the arms but people were DYING over this dress, so it was worth it. It's a show stopper for sure.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 17, 2016
This dress fits like a glove! It's a stunner for holidays party's or galas. You dazzle in this!
#glamor #sparkle #beyoncemoment
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 13, 2016
Such a fun dress
This dress is definitely flattering on hour glass figures. The cut outs add a little something to it and help make a good shape. The sequins will rub on the underside if your arms, I had a some discomfort because of this but if you're not dancing all night I don't think it would be a problem.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
November 8, 2016
Everyone noticed the dress. The shape was perfect and the color gorgeous.
Pro: the sheer peek a boo sides, length was perfect, color was beautiful, sequins hid the few holes I found in the rental Cons: heavy, sequins some were loose, found 2 holes luckily hidden because of the sequins (seem line), No spandex so your legs can't move far, difficult to get in and out of vehicle.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 2, 2016
The sheer cut-outs make it super fun!
Fit ran a bit on the small side--I wore a size up and it fit great. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because the sequins rubbed my arms a lot. But it was worth it for such a fun and pretty dress.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 49
October 9, 2016
Belle of the Ball!
I normally wear a 4, but got the 6 just in case. Glad I did, as I am full-busted. Still a little snug in the bust, but fit like a glove. I got so many compliments on the dress! I am 5'3" 120. A 3" heel is as high as I could go. I tried my 5" and the dress looked short, but I did get a regular. You won't be disappointed in this dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
October 9, 2016
Elegance and style
Beautiful dress for a formal black tie gala. I felt like a million bucks. My only complaint were the sequins which poked through the mesh part of the dress and irritated me most of the night. I ended up having to leave the party early because I couldn't handle the sequins rubbing against my skin. I contacted RTR the day after and their customer service was amazing. I would not order this dress again but I enjoyed wearing it when I did.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 21, 2016
Had the perfect sparkle and fit!
This dress fits like a glove! My favorite was the mermaid style bottom part of the dress which looked amazing with every dance move! You can't wear a bra with this dress so if you don't feel comfy not wearing one I suggest getting a stick on strapless bra. The length was perfect with 4 inch heels.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 28, 2016
Perfect dress for black tie wedding!
Fits true to size with some wiggle room…. Little long for my 5'0" frame but I wore tall shoes and it worked out great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 6, 2016
One of my favorite dress rentals to date!
I'm a boudoir and contemporary glamour portrait photographer near Harrisburg, PA, and I always include a gown from RTR as the first look for each client. This gown was one of my favorites to date--and I've loved all of the dresses I've rented! The dress fit my client well--she's a fitness competitor and the dress really made her curvy, and fit her strong back and shoulders nicely. The mesh down the center and the sides added a touch of fun! The dress itself was heavy (love that) and just an overall a great dress. The client was early 40s, 5'0", 32C, and had an athletic build. http://shannonhemauerphotography.com/
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 2, 2016
Sparkly and Stunning
Great dress that will get you compliments all night. I ordered the size 8, but it was unavailable when it was time to ship, so RTR sent the size 6 and a replacement dress. The replacement style was a bit too small, so I squeezed myself into the 6. It was a bit tight around the thighs, but still looked great. Gorgeous deep burgundy color, rectangular sequins make it look different than anything else out there. Comfortable enough to dance in, but your underarms will be rubbed a bit raw by the end of the night, like with any sequin dress. Highly recommended!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
April 27, 2016
Fabulous dress!!
I was a little nervous purchasing this because normally I'm a 0, but the 2R worked just fine! I think I could have squeezed into a 0, but the 2R worked great! It was still a little long on me, and that's the only reason for 4 stars instead of 5. The mesh on the sides also goes a little longer than I expected so I had to purchase seamless, nude underwear, but it was barely noticeable. I wore no bra and it was fine, the sequins take care of that. The sides ARE itchy, but sooo worth it! Overall, I felt like a million bucks in this dress. I will definitely be ordering from Rent The Runway again!
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
April 25, 2016
The red carpet!
Very striking dress. Glamour with an edge. Wore this to the Emmys.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143lbs
April 20, 2016
I was in love with the dress!
This dress is amazing, fit was even better. The cutouts are flattering!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 20, 2016
Did not end up wearing this dress to the event
I really wanted to love this dress, but it did not work for me at all. There were some issues with sizing when I ordered. I ordered a 2L and wanted a 4L as a back up, but 4L was unavailable. I ordered a 4R to see if it would work. The day before my dresses were to ship, RTR notified me that the 2L was unavailable, and they could only ship the 4R. When I tried it on, I couldn't walk in the dress! The mermaid hit me at the thighs, so I was not able to extend my legs at all to walk. It was about 2 inches too short when I was barefoot. The dress also felt very tight through the bust and hips, so even if it had been long enough, I would have been uncomfortable. I don't know if a tall size would have fixed these issues, but 4R was definitely not the size for me.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 11, 2016
Looks amazing
The dress is heavy and very restricting but it looks amazing. It's pretty long and so I had to wear four inch heels.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
April 10, 2016
The dress was amazing! It is a glamourous dress that steps it up like 5 notches!
The fit ran a size small. Like other reviews, the scaling will scratch your arms but its not unbearable. The dress is a showstopper.
Top Contributor
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.
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.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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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Top Contributor
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:
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 5, 2016
Wore it to a Mardi Gras event and every LOVED it! It was perfect & no one else had my dress!
Fit perfectly however I am 5'6 and I needed the 6L not the 6R.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 5, 2016
Best. NYE. Ever.
This dress is amazing. I never wanted to send it back! Beautiful, fitted bodice with a flared bottom that made me feel like a mermaid. Definitely go braless if it's comfortable; this dress's back doesn't hide much. The sequins can get a little irritating under the arms towards the end of the night, but overall I'd absolutely rent it again!
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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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
January 21, 2016
This dress was a step outside of my comfort zone but it ended up being such a winner!
I'm 5'5" and with my 4" heels I wished I ordered the 8 long in stead of 8 regular. The tips of my toes and some shoe were showing and I like my dresses to hit the floor. Tight in the thigh area so to get in the car I had to sit down first them spin in. The mesh parts were not that revealing as a small busted person. Overall, a winner of a dress. Tons of compliments. Really makes you feel sexy.
Top Contributor
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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Top Contributor
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:
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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