Jill Jill Stuart

Viola Colorblock Gown

$328 retail

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Stylist Notes

A bold color-block pattern. Deep v-neck design. Flowing silhouette. This Jill Jill Stuart gown is elegantly flirtatious. Style it with a teardrop necklace and exude sophistication all night long.

Also available in Midnight Blue.

Size & Fit

This gown runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH:

Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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 nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Purple crepe (100% Polyester). Gown. Sleeveless. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size & fit tab for length. Imported.

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110 reviews
Fit
Large
(8)
True to Size
(56)
Small
(9)
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 29, 2017
RTR To The Rescue!

This dress was not what I planned to wear, but the original dress I ordered just did not fit me well (short torso). I called RTR in a panic and they walked me thru easy process of making another choice which arrived the next day. It was kismet! The gown was super comfortable and stunning. I probably should have opted for smaller size but instead I put a DeepV Bra to work and everything stayed put. I danced all night and got a zillion compliments. I never wanted to take it off...

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 5, 2017
Beautiful dress and love the style

Beautiful dress. I'm 3 months pregnant and wore it to a wedding. I sized up one and worked well. It was beautiful and comfortable too. I'm 5'5 and wore heels and the length was to the floor so worked perfectly.

ArianaSeptember 5, 2017
It's kind of hard to tell from the pictures, but is the middle section navy or black?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 7, 2017
Gorgeous color, material, and lines. Runs larger than stated

My backup was not available so ended up picking this. Description states it runs small so selected the 10. The dress was brand new with tags on arrival, and the colors are so vivid and beautiful. Sadly despite normally feeling squashed up top being an athletic and decent bust, the dress was surprisingly large on me, so I ended up going with the original choice, very tempting dress however!

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
September 7, 2017
Was not able to wear pregnant.

I was not able to wear this dress. Just wanted to give other pregnant women a heads up that it seems stretchy or roomy, but definitely was not (for a 5 month belly). This is my second, and it may have worked at 5 months with my first, but it was far more fitted and rigid than I imagined it. It seems like a nice dress and felt dressier in person than the picture.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38C
September 7, 2017
Great colors, but odd fit

This was a nice dress, but he top was just to bare for me to feel comfortable in. This would be perfect for someone with a full bust-line. The rib cage ran small however, so it was tricky.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 35
September 16, 2017
Beautiful but not built for my body

This dress is beautiful but it didn't fit my upper body. I sent it back and wore a jumpsuit instead.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
September 17, 2017
Exquisite quality, color and fit!

I wore this for a formal wedding and could not have been happier. The quality of the fabric, lining and colors was top notch and made me feel like a movie star. And RTR customer service blew me away by overnighting another size 4R on the morning of my event as the original one I received had a tear/hole on one strap (fix or get rid of that one!). The dress is very slim cut (suck it in!) and long- I am just about 5'5" and I needed to wear my killer 6" heels for it not to drag. I also used tape to keep the dress from gaping at my (small) chest - no way to wear a bra with this one- and to keep the hanger straps from sneaking out. But it was all worth it as I felt fabulous all night and got MANY compliments. Winner!

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
September 17, 2017
Very pretty! Color is gorgeous and the regular length was perfect for me.

Only con was that the straps were too long on me. I had to take safety pins and pin them up on the back of the dress and hated that! The dress would be perfect if the designer did adjustable straps. Great lengths and nice fabric. Color is gorgeous in person. Could NOT wear a bra with this but had petals with it. Perfect length with heels (I'm 5'5).

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 151lbs
September 18, 2017
Sexy fit with bright, vibrant colors!

I LOVED this dress - the colors are bright and vibrant and will make you stand out at your event. I ordered a 4L and a 6L and ended up wearing the 6 because the 4 was a little too snug in the hips. Only annoying thing about this dress is that it has ribbons at the very top of the straps to help with hanging the dress on a hanger, but when you wear it they pop out all over the place. I would have cut them off, but didn't want to pay any fees for "damaging" the dress so instead I bought some body tape at the store and taped them down - didn't have any problems the rest of the night. I'm 5'7" and the Long was the perfect length with my heels. Overall I felt absolutely gorgeous in this dress and would definitely rent it again.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 19, 2017
Simple Elegance, in Color!

The colors in this dress are stunning. It's simple and elegant, but it still stands out in a sea of black dresses. I have a pretty short torso, and the straps were too long for me even though my chest is a good size. It wasn't a deal breaker for me, but I did have to be conscious of it throughout the night. I'd also note that I thought the bottom half of the dress was going to be a little more flowy than it was. I expected it to be very fitted at the empire waist, and it was, but it was pretty fitted (on me) all the way through my natural waist, to the top of my hips. This isn't a negative to me - just a fit note, and it's probably part of what makes the dress lay so nicely. If I could alter the straps, I'd totally rent this again!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 120lbs
September 22, 2017
This dress would work for large busted women.

This dress was sent to me as an emergency back up to the dress I had planned to wear, which was too big. This dress is beautiful and fit everywhere except in the top. I have a rather small chest and this came nowhere near fitting. No tape could have helped. You could see half way to my belly button and it showed so much skin I couldn't have dreamed of wearing a bra either. The color of this dress is gorgeous. You can't tell in pictures, but the center stripe is actually navy. It's a very rich looking dress. I wish it had fit. Instead, it as David's Bridal to the rescue. I bought a dress the night before my event because nothing I had ordered worked. I was disappointed, but thrilled I found something that worked at the very last minute. I wish the people at Rent the Runway had been able to guide me to dresses that they thought might work better due to the fit issues I had already had. No such luck.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 22, 2017
Great color

I was afraid I was going to fall out of the top since it's so low, but I think even without the double stick I used I would have been fine. The darts in the chest are a little strange, but it was only noticeable to me I think. The long was very long. Sliiiightly too long on me with about 3" heels (and me at 5'7 without) but it worked, and I'm sure the regular would have been too short. Got lots of compliments on the color and the dress itself, and it was comfortable enough to wear for about 10 hours of eating drinking and dancing!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 25, 2017
Great color combo! DEEP V front runs large.

I SO wanted to wear this! The color combo is great and the bottom of the dress is super comfortable and very forgiving. Sadly, the top is quite large. I tried both an 8 and a 6 and both tops were way too big for my 36A bust. And the V is so deep that I couldn't wear a bra to help with the fit. Sadly I had to return this one. But if you're large on top then definitely give this one a try!

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 27, 2017
Gorgeous but runs large, hi-maintenance fit

Let me start by saying this is an absolutely gorgeous dress. The colors are vibrant and the design is elegant and classy yet slightly edgy. I received loads of compliments on it at the wedding. The material hangs beautifully and I can see this being worn to events year around as well. I’m 5’4”, 32C and usually a size 2 and I barely fit in the 2R. This was already a backup dress and 0R was not available at that point. I was worried about the straps falling down during the event, which took away from my enjoyment of the event. I wouldn’t recommend renting this dress if you have a shorter torso or are shorter than 5’4” because the straps are not adjustable. Heels a must. If you do rent this dress, I recommend wearing pasties as even a nubra would show. Also the ribbon straps for hanging are at the top of the straps for some reason so I recommend some fashion tape to make them stay inside. Fashion tape may also be useful for the front to avoid gaping. I would rent again for the look not the fit.

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 178lbs
September 27, 2017
No...

Straps were way too long and the lining of the dress made it seem old fashioned.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
September 28, 2017
Loved the color and the fit of the dress. Sexy but classy!

Loved the dress-Great color and lots of compliments! Perfect for a wedding!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 36C
October 1, 2017
Beautiful colors

Have your double sided tape ready! I loved the dress but I'm definitely not used to this type of neckline. I'm 5'5" and the length was perfect. Very slimming.

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152lbs
October 2, 2017
Lovely -and fun! - gown.

Good thing RTR sends a backup! My original size 8L was a bit too snug around the hip area, which is a problem I tend to have being slightly pear-shaped. I wore the 10L which was a bit loose around the chest area but a more comfortable fit. The fabric is nice and drapey and the colors are beautiful and vibrant. Received lots of compliments. I'm 152 lbs, 5'8. The long worked out perfectly with my 4 inch heels; a shorter shoe would have made the dress drag. Oh, the hanger straps are a huge pain in the ass with this dress, which I read about and got some double-sided tape. But since I'd never used this type of tape before and I was running late, I had a hard time pinning them down. So practice before AND tape them forward. You can't really see them; if you tape them to the small straps in the back, they'll peek out at some point. RTR should really consider cutting those things off!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
October 3, 2017
Beautiful dress but I didn't wear it because the fit was all wrong on me.

This dress is absolutely gorgeous but I could not wear it because the top was too loose-it hung off of me and would have been indecent. This is a great dress for someone who has the chest to fill it out!

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 4, 2017
Not for ladies with a chest!

I don't have a picture because I had to wear a zipped up jacket all night. I have a larger chest (34DD) and they were not having it with the top of this. The straps were loose and kept falling off my shoulders which then allowed the boobs to pop out. I tried some double sided tape but because the straps were so loose it just made it bag funny. The dress did look good when I stood up straight and didn't move - unfortunately not really practical for a wedding with dancing and sitting. I didn't realize the boobs were going to be such an issue until I was dressed and out the door - first clue was when I sat down in the car - I should have worn it a bit before going out in it. I think this would be fine for and A or B cup.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 5, 2017
Wedding reception

I'm so sad I couldn't wear this! Rented a size down, and the bust and the straps were still wayyyyy too big. (I'm 5'5" and a 34C, and the top was falling off me.) But the color was STUNNING... I would definitely consider buying this and altering the top.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 10, 2017
Beautiful colors!

Loved this dress colors! I am pretty flat up too so low cut typically doesn't bother me... but the straps were lose (probably for having flatter chest in a larger size) and so I used a v cut sticky backless bra which worked perfectly ( from Target) but also added some "umph" which I wasn't as comfortable with at my age.... But, I received many complements! And don't forget the tape to hold straps in place. There is a beautiful faux fur (deep purple- like) wrap that looked fabulous with this dress for a fall or winter event but I forgot it at home! Regardless- it was a great dress.

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
October 10, 2017
Stylist Review

The colors of this gown are bright and such nice shades of purple! The coverage on top of this gown wasn't quite enough for my 34DDD, but it was close! I think if the straps were tighter or if I had fashion tape, I would have felt more comfortable wearing this in public. The fabric doesn't have any stretch, so I'd recommend sticking with your typical dress size. At 5'5" with heels, the Regular length was perfect!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 14, 2017
So versatile

Wore this to a black tie reception. Best thing about this dress? It's so versatile! Alone it can be a classic clean color-block, I however opted for full glam, and the dress held its ground! It was comfortable, I have a small bust so no worries about anything slipping out but I still recommend a little dress tape and petals if you are modest.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
October 16, 2017
Loved the color, the dress was forgettable.

The color combination is perfect for fall. The look at the dress with the deep V reminded me of past dresses I've rented and loved. However, this dress feel short. I'm curvey and the lining on this dress went straight down - so even in my back up size, it bunched at the waist and wouldn't lie flat. The fabric and make wasn't fantastic.

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 27, 2017
The dress fit well and I love the colours.

could definitely use some clothing tape for the cleavage

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 31, 2017
My first time attending October Ball at The New York Public Library; it was truly amazing!

Loved this dress. Beautiful colors. Hanger straps are annoying, had to tie around my neck so they wouldn't show.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 31, 2017
Beautiful, but tight at the ribcage and loose at the bust

Well, the way it was shipped to me was in a cardboard box with the other dresses I rented. So this came wrinkled. Loved the colors. It zipped up perfectly until it got just below my bust and then I knew it wouldn't zip all the way up. But I also knew it was going to be really loose at the bust. I wish I could have worn it, but it just wasn't going to happen.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 1, 2017
Tight in the hips!

The colors of this dress are even prettier in person. Unfortunately for me, the dress was way too tight in the hips for me and the straps were too long to fit. I wished it had fit but if you've got an hour glass figure this dress might not be for you.

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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
November 3, 2017
Not quite right

Best for perkier breasts, not my used, deflated mom boobs. Beautiful color, nice flattering fabric. They sent me my backup size, not the original size I requested. The original sized ordered probably would have been okay. Great for tall women...nice long fabric works well with heels.

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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 3, 2017
Gorgeous color, classic style.

The straps on this dress are way too long, I had to pin them down the back of the dress with safety pins. It was also pretty tight around the rib cage which I wasn't expecting. The length was a little too long for someone who is 5'7", I maybe could have gotten away with the R instead of L.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 7, 2017
Unfortunately wasn't able to wear this dress.

Beautiful dress, color is gorgeous. Not meant for a small chest. I'm a 34B and couldn't fill it out, so unfortunately I didn't get a chance to wear it. There's no way to wear a bra with this one, not even a deep plunge backless one. Wish I could've worn it, it really is beautiful!

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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 9, 2017
Amazing Color

I read a lot of reviews that the top on this dress was a challenge. Its true. Its not a big or small chest you need in order for this to fit right, but a perfect one. However, a good amount of fashion tape will make it work! Overall the dress is beautiful, high quality and fit great. The 6L was the right length for me to wear with heels and the waist and hip cuts were very flattering. The color is the best part about the dress and could be worn year round.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
November 11, 2017
So many compliments!

5'10" and 165lbs with an athletic build. The size 8L fit perfectly, and the length worked great with my heels. Felt beautiful and received so many compliments!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 12, 2017
Nothing is ever long enough for a tall girl

I wore this to a formal wedding reception. At 6' tall, it's hard to find formal gowns that are long enough for me. This gorgeous dress came in a long. In my photo, I'm barefoot and my toes are showing. I wore 3" heels to the event, so I looked like a hovering fancy ghost. But I looked good doing it! It fit my body except it was a little loose in the bust.

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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
November 13, 2017
This dress made my anniversary night!

This was not a dress I originally ordered and was sent as a back up for an original selection that was out of stock. I was not terribly happy, TBH. But then I put this on, and wowza! First off, I am a 38DD and so wearing this without any support was not an option. After a couple of different tried I found that a tank top with a shelf bra provided just the right amount of coverage/support. The dress creates a fantastic silhouette without accentuating my particular problem area- my lower belly. I got so many compliments during the night, and my husband has suggested that I just buy this dress because I felt and looked so fantastic in it- and I might!

Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
December 3, 2017
Lots of compliments, lots of boob tape!

I really liked the dress and received compliments throughout the night. I feel the top was a bit exposed for me, so I did wear a wrap during the ceremony and eating. I would say the dress is suited for the more smaller chested ladies like myself.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
December 12, 2017
Amazing purple dress saved my night

After realizing the 2 dresses I originally ordered for my company holiday party were not going to work, and almost having a mini breakdown, I poked my head out of the Rent the Runway dressing room and asked the associate, Sarah, for help. She pulled about 15 dresses for me to try on and this one was love at first try. I would have never picked purple for myself but it was so flattering! The blue band sits right at my wait and the bottom drapes nicely without being too tight or too flowy. The straps were a bit long but nothing some fashion tape couldn't fit.

Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
December 19, 2017
Beautiful dress for a charity benefit.

Fit was great overall but definitely see the other reviews. When sitting, the top collapses slightly so you may find yourself adjusting quite a bit. On the other hand, it does get you to sit up taller!

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 30, 2018
Loved this dress!

I absolutely loved this dress! It runs a little bit large, so I ended up in a 2R instead of my regular 4R. I could have worn with the 2L, but I didn't wear high heels most of the night, so the regular length worked just fine. For someone with a smaller bust, it was a little bit loose up top, but fashion tape fixed it easily. I received countless compliments and would definitely recommend this dress to anyone.

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