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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139 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 22, 2017
Dress was beautiful, but the lining had no give.
The dress was beautiful, and the material had stretch, but the lining had no give at all. I ripped it when i walked. But, RTR customer service was great
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 9, 2017
The color is stunning and the cut is flattering.
I have always worn a dress size 6, but after reading the reviews I decided to go one size up to an 8L. I don't like to wear really high heels, but felt it would be better if the dress was too long versus too short, which was a common complaint. The zipper in the back is very strange as it is NOT colored to match the dress and it does stand out quite a bit. It is almost industrial in nature and not concealed in the fabric. It is also VERY sharp on the inside, to the point where I felt like I was being stabbed by wires. The bust fit a little loose (probably because I had the 8 versus the 6), and the small cleavage concealer should have been stiffened somewhat as it tended to fall over and flap around a bit.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32B
September 23, 2017
the dress fit very well! however the fabric is kind of odd so its definitely tight but looks amazing
loved it so much! hugged my body and was very flattering, however I'm 5'8-9 and the long ws still to short with heels
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 21, 2017
Sexy and Classy, absolutely stunning, head-turner
I felt absolutely amazing in this dress all night. It is sexy but so classy. The material is great, very flattering as it hugs your body. It is tight but not so much that you can't move or breath. I do recommend some two sided fabric tape to secure it to your chest if you are not going to wear a strapless bra. I honestly can't say enough wonderful things about this dress. I received compliments all night long from everyone. And my boyfriend was totally knocked out when he saw me. This is not a dress for a wallflower- you will stand out, but in a beautiful way. RENT IT!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 18, 2017
High-Class Stunner
I wore this dress for a military ball and it ended up being amazing for the event. I am typically a size 4 but read most reviews and decided to go up a size. Fits perfectly around the hips (however be warned it is VERY form fitting) and I didn't need to wear a bra (as there is wiring built inside the dress). I am 5'6 and paired it with 4 inch heels and the length ended up being ideal! I felt like royalty as the deep red cascaded to the floor. I cannot speak enough about this dress, I am absolutely in love with it and truly wish I could wear it everyday!!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 134lbs
September 12, 2017
Jewel played in a very intimate concert
Dress was stunning and was up to the importance of this event. Lots of compliments
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
August 29, 2017
Gorgeous dress!
I should have gotten the 0R but I was nervous that since I was in between sizes I should go with the bigger one. I will most likely just get this altered but it really is a beautiful dress. I just wish the picture was more accurate on the coloring because it is a much deeper red than pictured.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
August 28, 2017
Received so many compliments on my dress!
such a gorgeous dress that creates a gorgeous silhouette. It runs rather small, even the size up that I ordered fit pretty tightly, so order accordingly!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
August 27, 2017
Wore for the Navy ball. The red color is very beautiful and the neckline is unique.
Tight in the ribcage and loose in the hips. I would have sized up for more breathing room but Size 8 was way too loose in hips and wouldn't stay up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
August 19, 2017
Photo Shoot
Form fitting! Loved the dress
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 10, 2017
Felt like I was on the red carpet...
Pros: This dress is gorgeous! Regal! Classic!! Stunning! The necklace, I wanted to keep forever. It definitely complimented the dress to beautifully (I opted for mystery bling. LOVED IT!) This wasn't my original rental. My first option was cut extremely small. When I contacted RTR, they went above and beyond to make sure I had dress for the formal event I was attending. I was VERY impressed, and my nerves were eased knowing that they overnighted this gown to me. Cons: The dress is cut very small and the boning of this particular dress was uncomfortable. It kept poking my ribcage... but beauty is pain ;-) Overall: Highly recommend renting this dress, but defiantly size up 1-2 sizes!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 30H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 4, 2017
Glamorous!
I don't usually where red, but I loved this. It felt very glamorous, and sexy! I will say, the top didn't stay put as much as I would like, but this may only be a problem for bustier gals like me. It wasn't too bad either way. I got a lot of compliments.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
July 29, 2017
An unforgettable evening in a great dress.
This dress was perfection. I ordered a 6L and 4L because I was worried about the sizing. I'm 5'8" and wanted to make sure the gown would be long enough. The 6L was perfect and fit like a glove. Highly recommend it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 26, 2017
Gala
I wore this dress to a gala. I loved it! It fit well on my hips but was loose up top. A strapless bra worked well. The fabric seems to pucker a lot around the hips and the neckline, but I still had a lot of complements. Petite length was a little short so I had to wear kitten heels instead of my usual 4in heels. Wish I had ordered the regular length!
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
July 18, 2017
Just Nice
I'm 5'1 112lbs 34DD. Size 2P fit pretty well. The chest area was just a little small but I managed. If I would have gotten a smaller size my chest probably wouldn't have fit. My backup size was a 4P and I didn't even bother trying it all because the 2P was roomy in the tummy and hips. I wore spanx because since the dress was loose it didn't pull me in as desired. But with spanx the dress was pretty. My date liked it. I probably would have chosen a dress with a better fit but I had no time and it was a wedding and everyone is looking at the bride anyways! But a nice dress in itself. Not amazing but nice.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2017
The color of the dress really popped.
The dress was very form fitted and comfortable. It was hard to sit down, but other than that it was a great fit. I never worried about the top falling down because there is almost an underwire bra built into the dress. Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 5, 2017
I generally wear 4R but wore my back up size 6R for this dress. Loved it! Got lots of compliments!!
Tight at the hips, beautiful color and look!
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Age: 29
May 31, 2017
Wore it to a black tie wedding on NYE and it was perfect!
fit was true to size in all areas. the top across the chest could have used a little double sided tape to stay flat but it was great.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 15, 2017
.
The 8L was just the right length without heels. But I always have a problem with my hips/bust, the dress fit tight on my hips but very lose on the top. But other then that it was beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
May 9, 2017
engagement photos
I really liked this dress! It came out great for my engagement pictures - BUT if you have a little wide hips, definitely get a size up. I am almost always a size 8, but couldn't even get it over my booty. The size 10 then was WAY to big up top (and i have size D boobs..) so i went and got a super padded bra which worked for the pictures. I would rent again!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
April 30, 2017
The way the dress hugs your hips!
I have a smaller chest (34B) and a bigger waist/ thigh area. So I first tried on the 8L and it was nice around my butt, but loose around my chest. So I wanted to try on the 6L. I couldn't get it over my waist, or about my thigh. I know it would have fit my chest perfectly. But I for the love of me could not get it on, so I had to resort to sticky tape and an add 2 cup bra from Victoria's Secret. It worked pretty well! I also wore flats with the dress because I am 5'10, and it left a little bit of a train, which I loved!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 174lbs
April 23, 2017
Great on the right person.
I found the proportions of this to be odd. The actual chest part of it wouldn't zip over my ribcage, but the bust still was a bit big. I'm a 38D, so I am not lacking in the bust. So I feel like this is cut for a very specific kind of body. I also felt like the neckline didn't fall right. Lastly, I didn't think it was made out of the nicest material. That all being said, the color was beautiful and on the right person I think this could be a fantastic. It just wasn't fantastic on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 20, 2017
Perfect red dress
I rented this dress for a formal event and it was perfect! Since it has been worn and dry cleaned several times the top part does bend over a tiny by bit but it didn't bother me much. This is a form fitting dress but it does have some give in my opinion. Great dress overall! Would rent again
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
April 6, 2017
Wore it for our engagement photo shoot and everyone loved it
Great fit!
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
April 3, 2017
The dress was a HUGE hit! Truly a show stopper! The earrings and bracelet also made the outfit!
The fit was perfect. I'm 5'3" and it touched the ground with 4" heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 114lbs
March 27, 2017
I felt beautiful and got so many compliments.
It was a very forgiving fabric and the length was perfect. I have a small chest so I bought a VERY padded strapless bra to hold up the top and fill out the dress. But it worked and I did not have to pull it up all night. I danced easily and had a blast in this dress.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
March 20, 2017
The dress was very comfortable and I wasn't worried about a bad angle!
The fit was good. The top of the front wanted to kind of fold over. And it was a little wrinkly when I got it in. But I hung it in the bathroom with the steaming water running in the shower and it was fine. Everything was minor. The length was perfect! I was barefoot in this picture, but I wore about 2 inch heals and it still brushed the floor. I'm tall and that's my only requirement is for my dresses to reach the floor! Loved it! Every picture that was taken of me in it was flattering!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 10, 2017
Needed a formal dress for a black-tie event.
I ordered the 4 and 6 after reading reviews saying to go up a size. The 6 had something with the hem on the bottom and was too big in the bust. The 4 fit, but was almost shapeless on me. Very long and you can tell it had seen plenty of events in the past. Didn't end up wearing either.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
March 8, 2017
Va Va Voom!
I absolutely LOVED this dress! I ordered the 2L and 4R. Ended up in the 2L because I liked that the fit was a little more snug (to hug the curves). I typically wear 4+ inch heels which is why I ordered the long size. Wore my 4+ heels and it kissed the ground at the perfect length. Lucky! I also rented the necklace which was beautiful. There were other people who wore red at this event but they were so bright....this red is a little darker/richer. The scallop detail was a nice touch on the simple dress. I did not wear a bra as it had ribbing inside the bodice.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 6, 2017
Flawless fit, SHOWSTOPPER!
The fit on this dress was flawless, perfect length with a 3 inch heel. No bra required is a win in my book. This was my first experience with RTR and I could not have been happier, I cannot wait to rent my next dress. The dress did fit true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
March 1, 2017
Everyone went nuts when I walked in
Just amazing. Great color, great quality. I wish I could have kept it!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
February 28, 2017
Stunning Dress, Very tight!!
The dress was GORGEOUS! My second bigger size came with a rip so I had to wear the 8L, and it was very tight. I managed to sit down in it, carefully, but every time I went to the bathroom I had to pretty much come out of the dress. I really think the 8L made the top fit better. I don't think I would have worn the bigger size even if there was no rip in it. Also, if you can get away without wearing spandex, i recommend it because the fabric underneath will ride up if you do. Overall, it was a great dress and I had a wonderful experience with RTR for the first time.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 24, 2017
Awesome color and fit!
I absolutely loved this dress and I got so many compliments. The dress had a Hollywood look and gives a beautiful silhouette. Dress runs true to size. I'm normally a 4-6 but the 6 fit just right. Im 126 pounds and 5 foot .. definitely a little long so I used temporary double sided fabric tape. Really happy with my rental- sad to give it back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
February 24, 2017
That I wore a different dress.
The dress doesn't look as nice in person. Looks more like a bridesmaids dress on. I did not end up wearing it.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 14, 2017
The dress is super flattering and I received many compliments! Perfect for a Military Ball.
The only complaint that I have is that I am larger chested and therefore could not wear a bra with the dress, so I did do quite a bit of pulling it up throughout the night. The dress is also very long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 12, 2017
Woman in Red
This dress was a big hit! I got many compliments all night. I wore it to a formal dinner and dance. The dress was very tight and uncomfortable when seating. When standing it looked great and really hugged my curves. For women with curves and thick thighs I recommend ordering a size larger. I wore the size 4, because it fit me better in the bust, but I wish I would have worn the 6.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
February 7, 2017
Perfect for Mardi Gras Ball
The top was wonky which is why I gave the 4 star review. The rest of the dress fit really well. Great length in a regular size with medium heels considering that I'm on the short size. Good thick material (I could have even skipped the spanks). Would rent again in another color.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 22, 2017
Wore this to a fundraiser gala.
This dress is amazing! Thick enough to hide anything, stretchy enough to allow you to move comfortably. Wouldn't recommend for warm weather. It's conservative without being boring, due to the fun cutout. Couldn't have been more comfortable, but still felt fancy!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
January 13, 2017
Wore this to the Marine Ball, received so many compliments. Classic look, can not go wrong
Best with statement earrings, no necklace and nude shoes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
December 31, 2016
Flawless!
I rented this gown for our engagement photos and a Debutante Ball in the same day. It was gorgeous and fit perfectly! It accentuated my curves and I could not have been more pleased with my rental!
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