Jill Jill Stuart

Red Carolina Gown

$55 – $90 rental
$328 retail
Stylist Notes

Highlight your shoulder in this dramatic Jill Jill Stuart gown. Pair the elegant look with bright earrings and an upswept hairdo.

Also available in pink.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. 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 at natural waist
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 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

Red silk chiffon (100% Polyester). One-shoulder cape sleeve. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. High side slit. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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94 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(40)
Small
(22)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
October 10, 2017
Loved this dress, so many compliments!
I am usually a size 6 but needed an 8. This dress runs a little snug around the chest, so if you are a 36C like me, I would recommend going up one size.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Other
Age: 38
October 6, 2017
Beautiful dress!
Wore it for my engagement photoshoot. Looked beautiful in person and in photos. I'm 5'7" and 4R was just a tad short. Recommend wearing its with spanx, not very forgiving with any lumps.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
September 23, 2017
Great color!
A bit tight on the hips, and a bit loose in the top - but overall enjoyed the dress! Great vibrant color.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 14, 2017
Omg you need this dress! Is the most amazing dress I ever wore!!!
It's make a statement! The queen have arrived! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2017
As you can see, the dress was the center of attention
I got so many compliments for this dress even though it was too long on me. I had to pull the dress up when walking or dancing to not trip lol
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
July 31, 2017
Stunning dress - perfect for an elegant wedding
Dress fit just as described by other reviewers - comfortable but not a lot of "give". Gorgeous red color, I received compliments all evening! Disclaimer for tall girls: I am 6'1", ordered the 4 Long, and it was a good length. I would have preferred an inch or two longer, but I was still able to wear 2 inch heels
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
May 21, 2017
stand out!
amazing dress. wouldnt be great for very large chested women, but i was ok as a 36 C
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 25, 2017
Runs way to big
Go down a size or two.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
April 19, 2017
Too large in the bust
Unfortunately this dress was too large in the bust for me to fill out. I wish it came in a smaller size I loved the style of the dress
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
March 8, 2017
Loved it! Worn to two Military Balls and dozens of compliments both times!
Fit true to size and very comfortable!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 25, 2017
Elegant and gorgeous dress. I felt like a queen in it and received numerous compliments.
5 stars!!!!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
February 15, 2017
Got a bunch of compliments
I ordered a 0L and they sent the 0R because the 0L was damaged. As a result I could not wear heels because it didnt give off the desired effect. I still loved the dress and recieved so many compliments throughout the night
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 7, 2017
I felt special
Perfect fit.... I love this dress, amazing red color....
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 32
January 17, 2017
Holiday Party
Beautiful dress but very narrow. I usually wear a size 6, but also ordered a size 8, which still pulled across my hips, and left me too much room at the top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
January 14, 2017
Glamorous!
I would love to own this dress! It is definitely a show stopper. I mean, it's got a cape! I felt like a glamorous super hero and received many compliments. Yet another successful RTR rental. You will absolutely need fashion tape if you want to rent this dress. Like other reviewers have stated, there are a number of hanger straps inside the dress that don't stay put unless you tape them down inside the dress. No big deal, really.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 20
January 11, 2017
I wore this to the Tony Awards. It fit well and I felt beautiful!
The fit was spot on. Be careful if you wear this to an outdoor event because the capelette will blow back in the wind.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 27, 2016
Was kind of just straight
True to size straight fit
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 19, 2016
This dress runs very small. I did not end up wearing it.
It's beautiful! But size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 15, 2016
Interesting, gorgeous, not stretchy
This is a wonderful dress for a formal affair. The cape adds drama and makes it so much more than just another red dress. Very comfortable to wear, but there is very little stretch to the dress, so size up if you are between sizes. I usually fit between a 6 and 8, and the 6 fit, but was a bit tight. I had gone down for my backup since the 8 wasn't available, and I think the 8 would have been more comfortable. Still a lovely dress, and would wear again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
November 30, 2016
Loved the cape!
This was the backup size for the order but I wanted to try out the style. It was a little large, but the cape made me feel absolutely regal. I'd love to rent this or a similar style again in the correct size.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 30, 2016
Black-tie Masquerade Gala
Great dress! Form fitting but not bodycon. Fabric was heavy and did not have stretch. Red is a true red, not as bright as the website's photographs. The cap falls straight from the front of the shoulder and falls close to the body. The length on the regular was perfect with a 1 1/2" wedge heel, so if you are planning on wearing high heels you may want to have your backup be the Long style. Slit in the back made walking much easier and despite being a high slit, the cape covered it up. I tapped the hanger straps to the inside of the dress before I put it on and I'm glad I did based on other reviewers. I am a 34DD/DDD and the top was a bit snug, but not so much that the dress didn't fit. Don't let the Jill Jill Stuart website sizing chart freak you out. Based on the designer's website my measurements would've put me in a 12/14 when I normally am a 6. Sized up to an 8 based on other reviews and am glad I did. The 'cons' are that the fall of the dress can make some lumps and bumps visible and the top was a bit snug.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 29, 2016
Wore this amazing dress for an awards dinner and turned tons of heads! Highly recommended.
I'm 5'6", and I needed 3.5" heels to make the 2L work. It was the only choice available, but I'm glad I went with it. Fashion tape is a good idea, and the cape will help keep you warm if your event is in the winter. It's easy to move in, but probably not ideal for dancing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 18, 2016
Showstopper!
The only issue was the cape kept falling off my shoulder. Also, those hanger strings kept popping out. The size 4 was too loose overall. So I stuck it out with a 2 which was a little tight around my stomach area and hips but not unwearable. Nothing a little tape can't fix!!
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
November 8, 2016
Beautiful dress... not for me
This dress was beautiful. The red is vibrant and the style is classic. Unfortunately, I could not get this dress to fit over my chest. I am normally a size 8 or 10 and even the 12 wouldn't zip over my bust. I imagine a 14 might have but then I would be combatting the tent effect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
October 23, 2016
I wore this dress for a 75th Gala and the dress caused me to stand out in the crowd!
The dress fit true to size
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 36D
October 18, 2016
Dress was amazing! So many compliments!
Only issue was the cape is a little heavy and kept falling off my shoulder. Also those hanger strings kept popping out all night. Nothing a little tape can't fix! Overall loved it and will def recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 8, 2016
My favorite rental so far!
This dress is unbelievably gorgeous. I had so many compliments when I wore this for an awards ceremony. The cape is my favorite part. Stunning! Definitely order a size up. I normally wear a 2 or 4, and really needed a 6 for this, but I ordered too late. It was so, so tight around my hips. If I ever rented again, I'd go a size up! Other than that.... worth renting!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 22, 2016
Amazing cape!
I felt like a movie star the whole night - the cape grabbed everyone's attention! I felt like June Carter Cash. I want to buy this dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
August 18, 2016
See below...
I can count on one hand, how many times I've felt so beautiful.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
August 1, 2016
It was a lovely Christmas formal - great food and music
This dress is true to fit. I wear a 34B and I had to pin underneath the shoulder. The length was perfect for a petite person. I have hips and I normally wear a 6 but the 8 allowed ample fit across my hips and there was no wrinkling across them. A week later, I saw this dress on the soap opera, The Young & The Restless. It was awesome and a show stopper.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
July 25, 2016
Sleek and Classy
Loved this very modern and classy. Great fit too land very sleek.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 18, 2016
Elegant 30th Birthday Shoot.
The 6R was a little tight around my mid section but the 8R was falling off my shoulders. I decided to wear the 6R, it was perfect for the photoshoot. I've gotten so many compliments on my photos.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 15, 2016
I got compliments all night... Best Dressed!!! I felt beautiful
No Cons (maybe the dress fit a little big by the bust area, so I bought double sided tape - and it did the trick) The dress is amazing and is true to size
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
June 30, 2016
Felt so elegant and stylish in this dress!
Fit was true to size, I wish it were a little longer but I'm taller and wear very high heels! Overall great dress for a wedding!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 21, 2016
This event was very important to me and I wanted to look great. RTR helped me to look amazing.
Very true to size. This dress is very forgiving - it hides the extra pounds that I have. It looked amazing and I received compliments all night, which is not something I am used to. If you are looking for a SPECTACULAR dress - THIS is IT! FIVE STARS!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
June 21, 2016
i looked like a hollywood star.. loved it
make sure you don't have any tummy as it will be a little tight or wear spandex. Ensure to get two sizes so you can try them both. Size two the middle part looked all bubbily and horrible. size 0 had a little tear where the cape and the dress connect, however it wasn't too noticeable so i still wore it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 25, 2016
Stylist Review!
Wow, what a showstopper this Jill Stuart gown is. If you are going to a formal event, look no further, this redone-shoulder gown will make everyone's head turn. Running on the smaller size I would recommend sizing up for your second size. If you have fuller hips, I would recommend sizing up for your primary size as the fabric has no stretch. This gown is very fitted throughout and will definitely show off your body, while the cape provides a classy edge to this otherwise sexy red number. Wear with a gorgeous pair of stand out stud earrings and you will be the talk of the night!
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
May 8, 2016
Senior Voice Recital
Beautiful fit! I am a size 10, they were sold out so I went to a 12. The 12 was gave me a lot of room, which I pinned up. But overall, it was stunning! The length was perfect and the dress was great!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
May 4, 2016
Love this dress!! My fiance said it was the most beautiful dress he has seen me in!
This dress is amazing. The cape added that extra "umpf". I received so many compliments and felt like royalty in it! The top was a little loose on me, but nothing really to complain about. I felt as though it ran true-to-size. I would wear it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 4, 2016
Loved it
NOT choosing black like everyone else made this dress stand out even more. Comfortable to wear, endless compliments. Styled it with a high ponytail, gold long bar earrings and a gold cuff, nude single strap calvin klein heels. My only problem was finding the correct bra that wouldn't have lines showing but gave enough support (since I am breastfeeding need extra help gettin' the girls up)
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