Jill Jill Stuart

Carolina Gown

$75 rental
$328 retail
Stylist Notes

Channel the 1970s in Jill Jill Stuart's gown. Delicate earrings and simple heels will accent, not distract from, this striking look.

Also available in red.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. 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: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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 has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Pink crepe (100% Polyester) Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline. Full skirt. Side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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69 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 114lbs
September 2, 2015
Stylist Review

This gown is very unique in the shoulder detailing. The fabric is slightly heavy as there is extra fabric that drapes in the bag. This gown is a great option for a black tie or formal event.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 18, 2015
Loved this

I rented this for a formal gala that with an Arabian nights theme. Many of the other women wore jeweled formal sari's and this dress was the perfect shade of pink to fit the theme, and the cape made me feel like an arabian princess. It's a great mix of gorgeous color and modern lines (it makes me think of the white cape gown that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to some event..) I did have to run my steamer over this - the fabric is lightweight and very fluid, and came with a few light creases, that were really easy to smooth out. Length was just right.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 130lbs
September 28, 2015
I rented this dress for a wedding and it fit amazing! I would rent this dress again!

Pro- The fit of this dress. I had recently injured my knee and was looking for a long dress. This dress was the perfect choice. I received compliments all night!

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 2, 2015
This dress made my night unforgettable! The amount of compliments I received was endless.

The fit was perfect! I am 5'8 so it was long enough for me to wear heels.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
October 3, 2015
Great choice for my boss's wedding (black tie)

Wore this dress to my boss's wedding (which was black tie), and it was a very elegant dress. I got it from the RTR store in NY, and unfortunately I was very rushed and got it last minute. I wish I would have had more time to prepare so I could have worn my hair in a pretty up-do and picked out accessories with more thought. I'm 5'9" and wore flats with the dress, but it would have still been long enough with heels. It was very tight around my bust so I wasn't able to wear a bra (I'm 34DD), but I wore some pasties with it that I bought from RTR that day. Overall, flattering, elegant dress with a bright color. I wish I had a better picture of it, but this was the only one we got. Would recommend to taller women with a medium-sized bust.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
October 13, 2015
Perfect dress for a formal evening wedding! Pop of color in a sea of black! Loved it!

I rented this dress in a 4R and got the 6R as a back up since most reviews said it ran small. Not in my case- the 6 was too big and the 4 fit perfectly. The color was so incredible against my skin and the style was amazing. I received several compliments all night. I paired this dress with a tiny gold clutch and nude pumps. I would strongly recommend this head turner for your next formal event

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
October 19, 2015
This is a unique and gorgeous dress with CAPE!

This dress is not too tight or too loose and it is a flattering design even if you have a small belly. The one shoulder cape is so much fun and very unique. I wore it to a charity formal event. I can't tell you how many people complimented this dress. It definitely stands out in a crowd.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 27, 2015
This was my backup dress, and I loved it best

This is an elegant dress in an eye popping color. I received compliments from strangers of all ages/genders all evening long. You will definitely stand out in the sea of black. Only thing I would change is that the hook above the zipper is right under your arm. It is literally impossible to put this dress on correctly by yourself.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 1, 2015
The color and the chic one shoulder made this dress really stand out!

You'll need someone to help you get it zipped since the zipper is under the arm. I loved the color, the fit, cape, and length. I wore spanx and am already a fairly small person, the fabric isn't very forgiving and doesn't hide much. Overall, it was perfect for a black tie gala for work and I received many compliments throughout the night!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 52
November 22, 2015
Beautiful gown....worn for a formal affair..received tons of compliments throughout the night.

perfect fit...true to size

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 134lbs
November 28, 2015
completely unique dress despite being fairly simple!

Loved the bright color for the Indian wedding I was attending. I usually wear size 6 for dresses that are fitted in the hips but for this one, I didn't even need to try on the 6. My only (small) negatives on this dress were the way it sometimes would pull given the uneven shoulders (see my picture), and that people stepped on the back of the dress a few times since the cape part will flare out a little when you are walking. I would definitely rent again though - I've never seen a dress quite like this one.

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
January 5, 2016
I wasn't able to wear it - luckily I had gotten a different gown as a back up. Didn't fit well.

I had slight water weight gain and unfortunately it was tight around my hips showing off my belly. However the size two was too big - overall the dress is stunning and would have fit well during another time of the month ;) If you're slightly "full" your belly will show.

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Date
January 29, 2016
The dress was gorgeous

This dress is not made for curvy woman. I normally wear an 8 but the hips and breast area were extremely tight so I wore the 10 and though it was big and loose I was more comfortable. The dress was a hit, had so many compliments but for comfort I would not rent again

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 9, 2016
This dress was perfect! I felt so glamorous!

True to size.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 15, 2016
Tons of compliments!

This is a beautiful dress and color is out of this world. I was the only pink dress in a room of black! I'm usually a 0R but it was too snug in the bust, I went up a size and it was perfect. Great dress!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 25, 2016
Beautiful and unique dress!

I wore this dress to a formal wedding in Miami and received tons of compliments. The color is a subdued hot pink that does not cross the line to being tacky. I am 5'8 and more the dress with 2.5" heels and thank goodness it still touched the ground (which is a problem for we taller girls). I was able to dance comfortably all night. I have a small bust and the structure of the dress was strong enough not to have me pulling it up all night long. This dress is not forgiving in the midsection so if you have a little pooch, beware. It also was oddly tighter in the hips than I expected given the cut of the dress so if you are pear shaped, you will likely need to size up. I would recommend this dress to others =)

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
February 28, 2016
Stunning color

Bigger than expected around chest but I used fashion tape to keep it from moving too much. A tad too long even with 5 inch heels on my 5'2 frame but I made it work! Lots of compliments. So comfortable and different. Glad I went outside of the box for this style!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
February 29, 2016
Classic, eloquent, and has a presence

I'm 5ft 3 in, 115 lbs, 34c, 26 waist and found this dress true to size and perfect length with 4 inch heels

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
March 16, 2016
Super tight up top

This is really a gorgeous dress. Unfortunately I was in able to wear it because I couldn't get it zipped up past my rib cage. The top is super tight and the sleeves are very unflattering

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
March 20, 2016
Amazing color and very comfortable material

Will be a show stopper bc of the unique color in a room full of black and white!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
March 21, 2016
Gorgeous color

Felt large, cape was manageable to dance in. I loved the unique cut. Really enjoyed this rental!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 11, 2016
Received a million compliments on this gown

Wish they would have had a size 8. The 6 was too small and the size 10 was too big, but it didn't keep the compliments away. A little snug around the hips and then loose in the waist. I have an hourglass shape and would imagine it is meant for someone less curvy; however it was still a great dress.

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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
April 15, 2016
Overall, gorgeous dress. A little snug around the hips, though, if you are a curvy girl like me.

A show stopper for sure! Great color on every skin type--you will get many compliments wearing this dress, just like I did! Be careful with the sizing. As I previously mentioned, it's fitted throughout, especially around the hips. I have a curvaceous back side, so it was a bit snug. I still managed to pull it off, though.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Age: 52
April 24, 2016
My daughter wore it for a special piano recital competition. She won first place!

It fit perfectly. Based on the previous reviews about it wrinkling easily I told her not to sit after putting it on and that strategy worked. But again, the dress fits to size and it was stunning. She loved it.

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
September 9, 2015
Beautiful Dress, I initially went to rent one dress and came out with this dress of the night!

Beautiful Dress, I initially went to rent one dress and came out with this! I tried on the 2L in the store and when I received the 2R it was a little tight around the waist/butt area, however it gave a nice draped look that I loved. I was humbled to receive so many compliments all night. On lookers thought the dress was simple yet beautifully designed with the one shoulder cape. I wore this dress to a formal wedding. Best of luck finding the attire you desire for your event!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 20, 2015
Belle of the Ball

Stood out in a sea of holiday red gowns with this hot pink, one shouldered number. Incredibly flattering dress but it did require assistance to put on as others mentioned in their reviews. Paired the clean lines of the dress with a J. Crew cluster necklace as a statement piece. Great look, very chic.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
January 26, 2016
Great dress. Long for a 5' 2" person. Also very form fitting.

Full body spans suggested to keep lines smooth.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 15, 2016
One woman told me I had the best dress hands down.

I had to tape the holding straps down since I wore a strapless bra. It was a perfect dress for a formal winter event with a tropical theme.

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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Bust size: 36C
April 17, 2016
This. Dress. Is. EVERYTHING! The color is bold, the silhouette is elegant, the cape is edgy!

This dress drew endless compliments! I didn't want the night to end!! It's definitely true to size and form fitting. I recommend spanx simply to smooth any curves as the fabric does cling! Tall girls get the "Long"- it's worth it. Dancing was no issue - the cape actually never got in the way! It was a comfortable and flattering dress that I would wear again if I could!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 31
October 15, 2015
The color is great

the bust area is very tight . Stay away if you have a large bust area. I am a 36DDD

Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 178lbs
October 19, 2015
The color was a show shopper.

it was tight around the bust and shoulders.

Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 12, 2016
Perfect Fit!

This dress fit like it was made for me! It has a tight fit, so I would recommend getting the extra size-up option if your questioning on size. The cape is fabulous and unique, and I received compliments on the dress all night! I'm 5'3 and it was a little bit long, even with heels on. The color doesn't look as pink in person as it does on the website, but I love the actual color of the dress. Would definitely recommend!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
May 15, 2016
Gorgeous color and cape. Sadly not long enough on me. Did not wear this dress.

The fit of this dress is perfect! The cape and color are stunning! However I am 6'0 tall and this dress even being a long was not long enough.

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
June 10, 2016
Order a size up as backup!

This is me wearing the size 4R! A little unforgiving in the waist area, so I changed into the 6R (i ordered as free backup) for the reception, it was much better!

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 15, 2016
If you're between two sizes- choose the larger size

I rented this item for a black tie affair and received so many compliments!!! I'm 5'7" and ~110 lbs and typically wear a size 0. I read the other reviews and decided to get a 2L and the dress fit perfectly (go up a size if you're between two sizes). Great dress and it's tempting to buy this one

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
June 20, 2016
Love it!!

Loved this dress!! The color and fit were great!! It was a hit at my event. I was slightly surprised the 0R did not fit, but because of my bust size it made sense. So if you're bust is bigger than a C cup, go up one size.

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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 15, 2016
The color, shape and movement made for an evening of compliments and feeling gorg!

This dress runs small, so I was grateful that I ordered a size 2 and 4. The color is vibrant, making the wearer a true standout (I knew it was 'the' dress when my Mayor complimented me and asked where I got it from!). It fit kind of interesting in the thigh area, making for some rippling in the stomach area, however, it still wore well. I was concerned about the dresses being wrinkled, but they were not only wrinkle-free, but in good shape. This was my first RTR and I'd DEFINITELY rent it again.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 173lbs
September 18, 2016
Tricky but worked in the end

This is not a dress for curvy and tall women. By no means do I possess a Kardashianesque figure, but this dress offers zero waist and zero hips. Even my regular size 10 can be loose on me, this one I couldn't even zip up in the hips, and it was way too short. I ended up wearing size 12 and I was swimming inside of it, that's how loose it was, which was disappointing. I can't believe that just one size apart can be that different. RTR didn't offer size 12 in Long, and the regular one barely covered my ankles, I'm 5'11, however usually gowns tend to be longer even with regular sizing. The gown still received a ton of compliments, but I won't be renting this one again. Should have known better.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
September 28, 2016
Gorgeous color, fun cut

The cut and half cape is a lot of fun and the color is gorgeous. The 6 fit but was difficult to zip up on its own and felt just a tad too snug in the chest- since I was going to be celebrating, eating, and dancing at a wedding party, I ended up not wearing this one, but a backup size 8 that was more comfortable.

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 140lbs
October 5, 2016
I felt like a superstar wearing this dress.

This dress is stunning. Pictures do it no justice. The 4L was a perfect fit. I paired it with long chandlier earrings and wore my hair is a low loose ponytail.

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