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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144 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
(12)
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 19, 2015
Loved this dress!

This dress worked out perfectly! I rented a 6R and a 4L and ended up wearing the 4L with 4 inch heels and the length was perfect. I added the black belt as well and was happy I did. The dress fit great, stayed up beautifully all night and the fabric didn't wrinkle. I generally wear a 4/6.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
November 15, 2015
My dress came in on time and I felt like a million bucks in it!

It is very tight in the waist area and the dress kept shifting so I had to keep readjusting.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
November 16, 2015
Beautiful dress didn't end up wearing it

It is very beautiful but it is very form fitting so it's kind of unforgiving to body imperfections. It really does accentuate or create the illusion of an hour glass body and it makes your behind look great. There was tons of food at wedding so o decided to go with more forgiving dress style.

Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108lbs
December 13, 2015
Red Carpet Worthy

Stunning gown, fit perfectly, hugging all the right places!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
January 1, 2016
Not the dress I ordered and didn't work for me

The original dress I ordered wasn't able to be sent due to damage, so RTR sent this instead. While I like the color and silhouette, the material wasn't very thick and the dress was so tight that it showed every flaw. I did not wear this dress.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
January 26, 2016
Color fit comfort

Very feminine comfortable and flattering if you have curves.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 5, 2016
The fit made my body look great!

The color and dress is so glam!!

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 35
March 10, 2016
Classy dress.

Held everything in.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Weight: 140lbs
March 13, 2016
The most beautiful, classic and perfect dress!!

The dress was rented for a black tie formal wedding. The fit runs a bit small so I recommend getting the size up for your additional size. The fabric was beautiful and didn't wrinkle all night. The cut of the dress is so flattering for a curvy figure and full bust (I'm a 36D). I received compliments all night in this dress and felt so comfortable. I was able to dance and move in it as well. It's a classic and beautiful gown!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 4, 2016
Out of 18 "faux" bridesmaids, I was told by three different people that this dress was their fave.

Great color. I've got a larger bust (36D thanks to breastfeeding) and the fit on top was awesome. Typically strapless dresses are tight around the chest and I end up spilling out, but this dress was cut higher and a little loose at the top so I wasn't hanging out at all! Also, I'm 5'4" and wore 4.5" heels and the long was just a little too long. I think the regular would have been just right.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
April 13, 2016
I got so many compliments

Loved this dress! The only issue I had was that the body of the dress kept turning and getting crooked in the back, it didn't move in the bust area though. It might have been the spanx that made the dress move.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 18, 2016
This dress was incredibly flattering! Hugs all the right places and catches everyone's attention!

This dress was honestly the most beautiful thing I've ever worn. It was so simple and class and the perfect length for my height and heels. I'm about 5'6 and I wore 5 inch heels. It's not comfortable to sit in but it sure does make a statement. Highly highly recommend!!!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
February 8, 2016
A bold, statement dress

This was the perfect dress for a black tie wedding. I wore it with about 4inch heels and it was a bit long and I'm 5'8. But the regular definitely would have been to short. The dress was a bit of a challenge to dance in, but it was possible.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
April 13, 2016
Gorgeous dress!

Loved this dress!! True to size and you don't need a bra. Great quality! Highly recommend! Will rent again.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 13, 2016
Stunning fit and color. Showstopper

The fit was great and didn't have issues with the dress falling down through the night. It was a bit long though even with 5inch heels, but totally worth it!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
April 17, 2016
First time renter and can't wait to do it again! Flawless process!

Extremely comfortable and flattering for my post-baby body. I received a ton of compliments. Never had to pull it up and stayed in place the whole day/night. Highly recommend! Rented the necklace too!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
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:
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:
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: 21
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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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
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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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
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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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
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:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 20
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: 18
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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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
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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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:
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: 35
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: 32
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:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
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
Usually wears: 6
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: 19
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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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 13, 2016
Curves For Days

I originally ordered the Elizabeth and James Giulia Gown in red but my backup size was not available. Customer service was wonderful in offering me the one E&J gown with this as a backup in two sizes. THANK GOD I had two choices because there was no way my bubbies were working in the original E&J. This dress, however, was so good to my chest. No bra needed for 34DD and they felt perfectly supported and appropriately accentuated for a work event. This dress is made for curves! The only issue was a small tear in the side. I would totally rent again.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 16, 2016
I absolutely love this dress!

I'm 5'3, 100lbs, 34c chest, size 0 and wore a 0R. The bust fit great, but was still a bit long with the 5in heels I was wearing.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
October 24, 2016
Rented this for a Masquerade ball

Fabric was great and color perfect! Like some of the other reviews stated it was a little snug in the hips but I think part of that is the fit plus I am more pear shaped. I still wore the size 2R and had no issues.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
November 13, 2016
RECEIVED COMPLIMENTS ALL NIGHT LONG

Love love loved this dress. My original choice was not available, but I'm so glad to have found this one! I received compliments all night long! Couldn't have been happier with this rental... I recommend going a size up with your backup size if you have a larger chest or bottom. I wore a 4, but I feel like I could have worked with a 6 because of my curvier figure.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
November 15, 2016
beautiful!

the dress fit beautifully on my figure but there were many wrinkles around the seams of the dress in the front and i had to get it steamed. i'm not very curvy at all and i thought the dress would exaggerate my curves and have a mermaid effect but it didn't so i had to stand in a super uncomfortable positions for pictures haha but it was a very pretty dress and i was very happy with how it looked!! 10/10 thanks RTR!!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 4, 2016
Amazing dress for formal holiday party!

This was my backup because my primary had a rip in it. In hindsight I'm so happy the first one didn't work because this was a knock out! Dress is tight but still covers a good amount of imperfections. The top was PERFECT for a little extra coverage if you're worried about too much cleavage.

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