Jill Jill Stuart

Red Academy Gown

$86 to buy
$398 retail
Stylist Notes

This red gown by Jill Jill Stuart feels fresh with a graphic neckline. Use the sleek silhouette as a backdrop to show off statement jewelry.

Also available in blush and pink, and blue.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12, 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'').

Product Details

Red crepe (100% Polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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137 reviews
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True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 15, 2015
Amazing stylist support! Makes dresses for a formal event a breeze
I ended up not wearing this dress. It was my backup size after my original size 0 was returned damaged. Unfortunately the size 2 was quite large on me. It is definitely cut for a taller woman with an hourglass figure. Fabric is gorgeous and color is so rich though!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
December 8, 2015
Gorgeous dress!
The fit was excellent. I worried about not having ordered a long but I found the 10R was a great fit. I am 5'7 and wore 2 inch heels.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 16, 2016
Gorgeous, classic, and elegant!
Fit like a glove. Might be a bit tricky for someone with a larger bust, but it was okay for me - I did have to hike it up a few times during the night, but I danced in it and it really didn't go anywhere. Very slimming and flattering. My only (teensy) complaints were a bit of bunching at the base of the zipper, at the small of the back, and also that the zipper pull itself is silver - I wish it had matched the dress and disappeared a bit more. But I would absolutely rent it again, it was great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 4, 2016
Stunning
This dress was awesome - a ton of compliments and a lot of attention but most of all I was comfortable and felt good! I wore a 2R but wish that I had ordered a 0R for my backup (I had sized up per the suggestion). Small busted ladies should size DOWN for the backup. I needed to do an emergency run to a department store to get a push-up stick on bra because there was no way it was staying up without it. That said, although the 2R was slightly too big, with fashion tape and some foundation garments no one could really tell ( there were some comments on how it fit me like a glove, which made me laugh). The red color is more understated in person (less bright and a little more refined). It's gorgeous. I wish I could buy it.
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 8, 2016
The color is outstanding on any skin color
This dress really caught my eye because it is very form fitting and flattering. This dress was larger at the top and very tight around the bum area. I had to keep adjusting my dress due to the shifting of the slip, but the whole process was more than worth it!!!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 10, 2016
Stunning!
I rented this dress for a black tie wedding and it was absolutely stunning! I was getting compliments all night long and even the next day at brunch. The dress it self is comfortable and mostly-easy to move in, stairs are not your friend. The dress fit perfectly everywhere except for the bust which was a bit tight. Also the hanging straps kept coming out all night which was a big pain to deal with. Overall I love this dress and would rent it again!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 11, 2016
So many compliments
Best dress I've ever worn! Absolutely gorgeous...the only con would be that it is very long (and I was wearing 6 in heels!).
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 15, 2016
Best dress I've ever rented
This dress was amazing!! I got so many compliments! I would 10/10 recommend to anybody who needs a formal gown! Beautiful fit, color, and style!!
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 17, 2016
I got so many compliments on the dress!! It was long but it worked out..
A little hard to sit down in, and the hanging straps had to be constantly pushed back in
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 22, 2016
Remarks from others all night: "Stunning", "Beautiful", "Gorgeous"
I wore this dress to an Air Force Ball and this was my first time using RTR!! Dress arrived on time and in decent condition. I ordered 2 sizes 6L & 8L. I normally wear a size 4/6 & after reading the reviews about the tight fit on the hips, I decided to go up a size. The size 6L fit like a glove, but didn't offer much room to wiggle, and the size 8L, was a bit bigger in the waist, but definitely more comfortable. Through the night the dress need to be adjusted a couple of times, but nothing annoying. I am tall, and I love my 4 inch heels, so I ordered long in length. I don't think the dress was actually a long, which is fine because the length ended up being perfect. I was disappointed when the dresses arrived dirty, off color and tampered with. I expected the care and quality to be better, but I understand these dresses are rented by several people and not everyone is going to care for a dress, as if it was their own. The size 6L was very vibrant red, while the 8L was more of a dull red & had a darker tint to it. Someone cut off the arm straps on the size 8L and there was a stain on the size 6L. Either way, I felt like the dresses should have arrived cleaned, at a minimum. I loved this dress. Very classy, simple and sleek. I wanted the dress to stand out so I didn't do a lot with my hair and makeup, or wear a lot of jewelry. This was a definite show stopper! I stood out amongst the crowd of navy blue and black.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
May 23, 2016
Perfect dress!!!
The fit was perfect, except for the length. I am 5'3" and wore 5" heels and it was still a little long. The rest fit like a glove and I could move/walk well in it. I didn't wear a bra and didn't have any problems with it falling down. The color turned out to be slightly darker red than what is shown in the main photos but I still loved the color. Would definitely rent this again or recommend it to a friend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 113lbs
May 24, 2016
My dress was the only red carpet I needed
It's awards night for the theater community which means gowns, suits, booze, and dancing and this dress was amazing. It was the perfect combination of sexy, classy yet modern. It fit me like a glove! And didn't flatten me out like I thought it was going to (I have a little bit of curve so I try to accentuate that as much as possible). It falls perfectly to the floor even when you're wearing really heels. I did have to do little pulling up of the dress through the night but that was mostly when I was dancing (not the best dress to try to dance in or to try to climb stairs in) but otherwise, a complete scene stealer. Loved this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Weight: 135lbs
May 25, 2016
Was a really nice night for my family.
The dress fit well and I received lots of compliments. - Doesn't fall down - Size up if you need extra room to sit in it, eat, dance... - The red in the picture is lighter than in person. The dress is a more deep crimson, which is beautiful. - The regular is still a little long. I'm 5'5" and work 3.5 inch heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
May 22, 2016
This dress is really pretty, but ran large in the bust area, so didn't fit me.
It was too large in the bust area - I am a 32B and it fell down when I lifted my arms!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 23, 2016
The dress!
Amazing fit, color and tailoring. I never had to "tug" to keep it up, either. I received compliments all night, felt like a movie star!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 31, 2016
I got so many compliments!
I am 5'8 and wore 3 inch heels with this dress. If you are tall I would recommend you get the long sizes because the regular size was way too short for me even with no heels. This dress is also great for women with bigger chests. Very happy with this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
June 1, 2016
I received so many compliments on this dress. It was perfect for a more formal wedding.
I am 5'6 and my body type is more athletic, and I wore a size 4R. For the most part, the dress was a nice fit. There was definitely more room in the chest area because I am an A/small B, but it didn't affect my comfort level throughout the night. Only negative thing was making sure the strings inside the dress were tucked it, but I didn't even have to fuss with those much. Overall, I really liked this dress. It was beautiful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
June 4, 2016
Rented this for a friend
I used my unlimited subscription to rent this dress for my friend. She is tall and skinny, so this dress looked great on her! She loved it!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 5, 2016
Beautiful dress that conforms to your body
COLOR - Beautiful crimson color, looks a bit darker than on the website FIT - Hugs the body in all the right ways. I would suggest getting your normal size and then one size up as it can be quite tight. By the end of the night, with all of the food and drinks it was hard to breathe. But great for posture! Perhaps a 6R would have resolved this, but the dress would scrunch up when I sat down and would not smooth out when standing, so it required a bit of maintenance. I wore spanx to smooth but the material is thick so no need to worry about lines (I wouldn't recommend for a hot event however as this dress will keep you warm). The top holds up great and didn't need to adjust it all night! I'm a 32C/34B and felt that I filled the top nicely while wearing a strapless bra (which I never had issues with showing through the top of the dress). LENGTH - I'm 5'5 and wore 3.75 inches and still was tripping from time to time. I stepped on the dress multiple times, as did people around me since it mermaids at the bottom (great for pictures!). I needed to hike up the dress in general to move around. I think 4.5 in heels would have resolved this problem. MISC - One thing to note is that I received a defect dress that was a shade lighter and clearly had better times before it got to me. Customer service was amazing and sent me a replacement but the defect dress had some major problems. The crumb catcher top was not straight and there was puckering. If you receive a dress like that, please just get a replacement, I promise that doesn't represent this dress's beauty!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 8, 2016
Great dress for a formal event. Wish the length was a little longer.
The dress was perfect for a formal evening, my only issue was the length. It wasn't as long as I would have liked. I had to purchase 2.5" heels to even make it work, since all my heels were 3.5"+ and the dress was way too short with those. I wore a 0L. I'm usually a 0 or 2. I'm 5'8", 32DD, 25.5" waist, 35.5" hips. If I was 5'7" or 5'6", it would've been a great length. It ended up working out with the shorter heels, and flats would've worked well too. The dress is well made and is very flattering.
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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 9, 2016
Red stands out
This dress was actually my replacement dress but I ended up loving it so much! I knew it was fate that I would end up with a red dress (I planned on renting red but just never did). Weird how life works out, and how I ended up falling in love with my replacement dress. But it's simple yes but is very striking because of the red. The fit is amazing too and hugs the body perfectly. Pair it with gold jewelry and your golden for the night!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 21, 2016
Remarkable style and color, but runs so small
I'm 5'3 with an athletic build, 36C chest, 27inch waist. The dress did NOT run short for me. I had to wear 4 in heels in a 10R- perfect. I ordered the 8 & 10, but the dress runs SUPER SMALL & there is no stretch in the butt/hips. I had to go up 2 sizes than my norm and there was no issue with the chest being too big.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 25, 2016
Standout Elegance
This dress was so gorgeous and I received compliment throughout the entire event. It allows you to wear red to a formal wedding without being tacky or attracting attention for the wrong reasons. The red is a true scarlet red and the fabric is sturdy (bodice has wiring to hold the form and keep everything flat and upright) but still allows for movement and breath-ability. I wore this for a wedding at the Juno Garden in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, which began at 6pm (still sunlight) and wore it into the night with no problem. It is long so for those borderline R to L debaters, I'm 5'4" and wore 4" sandal heels (flat, no platform) and it could've used maybe a half inch lift to be absolutely perfect. But, it was by no means unwearable or uncomfortable to walk in at that length and did not get in the way at all. Also, the material travels well and I didn't need to steam it when I got to Las Vegas after having packed it in my suitcase. I am a 34B, did not wear any bra and the material was thick enough to hide any indecency. I did wear spanx just because I usually feel more comfortable in them for nicer events but I actually wish I wouldn't have in this dress. They added more thickness than actually helping smooth things and the dress alone would've probably fallen better had I not worn them. In the picture, though, I didn't have any on.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 4, 2016
Lady in red
Loved this dress only problem is that it does squish the bum so if your hips don't lie be prepared for a tight fit. Overall it's a great dress and it's the perfect shade of red.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
July 8, 2016
I did not wear it.
I ordered a size 4L and it was too big. They did not have the size 2 available when I rented it.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
July 8, 2016
Perfect!
The dress is stunning. I received endless compliments all night long!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
July 11, 2016
Beautiful black tie optional wedding at the De Seversky Mansion on Long Island.
I loved wearing this dress for the wedding I recently attended. I ordered both the 4R (my normal size) and the 6R after reading previous reviews. I ended up wearing the 6R due to the fact that the inside lining doesn't have any give, making it uncomfortable to move around in if you have any sort of curves. The dress was a beautiful deep red color, a little darker than pictured, and perfect length with about 4 inch heels. I'm 5'4 and 135 pounds and the 6R was perfect. It hugged my curves while still allowing me to move around and feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend this dress! It was beautiful.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
August 14, 2016
i thought the dress ran a little small but overall it was a great choice.
Pros The color really pops and stands out from the crowd. Hugs all the right places Easy to wear and dance in. Con Fit was a little small. I felt great in this dress and I would definitely order it again. It was very flattering and I got complements all night.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 22, 2016
This dress makes a statement!
I wore this dress to my junior prom, the fit was very true to size and was pretty long I'm 5'3 so I had to wear 6 inch heels and it still dragged on the ground when I walked but other than that the dress was really pretty and I got a lot of compliments all night!
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
September 6, 2016
Perfect dress when I asked for "sexy but demure"
The dress fit like a glove that flared out to give me a curvy silhouette to a fairly straight body type. I danced in this all night long and never worried about the top falling. I felt incredible this evening--never have felt like I walked into a room and had all eyes on me for all the right reasons. Bravo RtR
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 11, 2016
Show stopper! LOVE this dress!!!
I loved this dress! I am 5'2" and I wore 4.75 inch heels. It is long. I usually wear a size 4 but the reviews said to size up. I am glad I did. God blessed me with a booty. Lol. The dress hugs in all the right places and the 6R fit perfect. It wasn't too tight or big. Comfortable. Everyone kept telling my I looked stunning the dress. It was perfect for the gala! I will rent this one again and be using RTR again! Great experience!!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 12, 2016
Constant compliments! Striking dress.
I generally wear a size 2 but rented a 4 just in case. Thank goodness I did! The 2 fit but pulled slightly at my hips. The dress is dramatic enough on its own and I felt like the 2 made me look like I was trying too hard. The 4 was a tad large in the chest but hung well. I got compliments all night! Great color. Great comfort. Great job, RTR!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Weight: 124lbs
September 19, 2016
Gorgeous dress
This dress was exactly what I wanted. It was so beautiful and elegant. I got compliments all night! Unfortunately, I could not get the petite so i used hem tape on the regular size and it worked out OK but it was a bit stressful getting it on properly. The fabric has no give so it was a big snug for me but the good thing is that it kept everything in place. I just loved the look and the dress and I love RTR!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
September 20, 2016
so many compliments, gorgeous classy red color, darker than the photo
quite long, Im 5'-4"
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
September 22, 2016
GORGEOUS dress, but vanity sized and too large
First, this dress is absolutely beautiful. If you're particular about color, the dress is actually a slightly darker red in person than the bright red in the model photos. Unfortunately, the dress was much too large for me to wear . The hip area fit since I'm no slacker there, but the waist and bust were so large that it wouldn't stay on. I'm very small, but this dress is vanity sized and the 0 is probably closer to a 2 or a small 4. It was also very long, so petite ladies be sure to have a back up just in case. I'm 5'1" and had on 5" heels and still got tangled in the excess length. I wore my backup dress instead, and was extremely happy with it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
September 29, 2016
Felt Red Hot!
This dress is gorgeous! I got tons of compliments! Red is not my usual color, but I'm so glad I chose this deep, true red for a formal wedding. I paired this with the RTR Nicole Miller Star Light Star Bright necklace, and it added just the right amount of sparkle. The dress runs small and long. I'm usually a 0-2, and this 0 was tight around the thighs and ribcage. The 2 was incredibly too long. I wore 4-inch heels with the 0 and it landed perfectly. Although there were some difficulties, which is why it sadly only deserves 3-4 stars. As beautiful as it looks in photos is as uncomfortable as it is to wear. You cannot move your legs farther than a couple inches apart, zipping is tough, and don't eat too much. But if you're willing to sacrifice like I did, then it's worth it. Someone before me looks like they really tried to squeeze in because the seams around the zipper and chest were ripping. It was also extremely wrinkled when it arrived due to someone temporarily "self-hemming" it as home causing a huge dirty crease line all along the bottom. A couple hours of steaming and ironing later, I was able to get it out. I've never had a problem like that before with RTR, so I'm sure it was just a fluke. All in all, it looked beautiful, but this rental unfortunately had a couple snags. I still recommend because I know RTR will remove the ripped dress from their repertoire!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
October 4, 2016
Elegant and Classy!
I wore this dress for the regional Emmy's! Got tons of compliments. It fits pretty true to size. I usually fall between a 2 and a 4 in dresses and ended up going with the 4. The dress has no stretch or give, so it was hard to bend down. The top was also kind of baggy, so I had to wear a sticky bra to help fill it out. I am 5'9" and found the 4L to be just the perfect length with 3 inch heels. It was slightly short but that made it easier for walking. Overall, great dress if you're looking for something simple but also want to make a statement!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 5, 2016
Beautiful Dress!
I am 5"1 and was worried about renting a long dress for a formal black tie wedding. Rented the 2P and 0R. The 2P was more of a true red and is tighter and shorter, while the 0R is more wine colored and 2 inches longer. Wore the 2P due to length. Got so many compliments on this classic dress. Loved it so much!
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
October 11, 2016
Fit like a glove
I'm 5'8 and usually wear a 6 and had to wear the 8 in this dress. It's a little bit hard to sit down in but it's very flattering and I received tons of compliments all night. I will say however that the picture on RTR is much brighter than the actual dress - I didn't want anything too bright and this ended up being a really perfect deep red/burgundy.
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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 11, 2016
Beautiful color and perfect fit
I rented this dress for a homecoming parade. I absolutely loved it, it fit perfectly and the dress is a stunning bright red. I would definitely recommend this dress for any time of formal event!
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