Karen Zambos

Blue Tara Dress

$30 – $35 rental
$195 retail
Stylist Notes

A springy sky-blue hue. Subtle cutouts. A full skirt. This feminine Karen Zambos dress is perfect for all of this season's occasions. We love it with a bold clutch like the Dark Floral Lock Clutch by Loeffler Randall.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS-L.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Loose, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Blue crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Hidden back zipper. Fully lined. 43.5” from shoulder to hemline. Made in USA.

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28 reviews
Fit
Large
(10)
True to Size
(6)
Small
(0)
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 135lbs
August 15, 2017
Wanted to love, but fit was off.
Beautiful style & color, but made for longer torsos. I felt it fit pretty true to size, but all of the reviews said it ran big. I typically border between a M and S, so I chose small...but it was too tight! My advice would be to rent your usual size...you don't want the side squish!
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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
August 13, 2017
Rehearsal dinner dress
Loved this dress! I wore a sticky bra, and the XS was great. Loved the cut outs and got so many compliments!!!!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
July 26, 2017
It really does hit funny
It's a gorgeous fabric and color. I thought I would be fine because I'm tall and many reviewers mentioned the cutouts hitting in the wrong place...nope, didn't work well for my long torso either! Standing wasn't bad, but sitting was super awkward
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
July 25, 2017
Lightweight and comfortable!
I ordered both the medium and large in this dress. Since the fabric had no stretch, I went with the large because I felt the medium didn't have enough coverage in the chest area. I also think the cut outs were much larger than pictured.
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
July 25, 2017
Beautiful dress!
This dress was amazing! I typically wear a medium in everything but the small in this dress fit much better. I wore it with a strapless bra and nude heels. It was super comfortable and light, perfect for a summer wedding. I got tons of compliments on the color and the length of the skirt! I definitely wish I could keep it for my own closet :)
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 23, 2017
I wore this to a bridal shower and received so many compliments on the cutouts and color!
I wore the XS which fit like a glove but I wish I had worn the S. As others have reported the mid section of the dress has no give, as I ate and drank at the event it became very tight! I feel like the S with a little extra room would have been more comfortable throughout the day. The top required me to use garment tape to hold down the edges or my bra would show.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
July 10, 2017
Need to be a little taller
This dress is a beautiful color and the weight of the fabric was perfect for a summer wedding. I rented the small and the medium, and ended up wearing the medium. The medium was better fitting for my chest (34C), and was more comfortable for my arms. The dress looks gorgeous on the model, but if you are not that height, the cut outs on the dress don't fall in a place where you want them to. For me, I have a shorter torso, and the cutouts just didn't lay right. I ended up folding the skirt into the top, so it looked like a coherent dress. This is a tough one....I loved the dress, but I don't think I was tall enough for the dress to really work (I'm 5'3). I gave it three stars because I wasn't able to wear it as intended, but I made it work for me! I think if you are taller, it will be great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
July 2, 2017
Great, elegant dress!
The color is amazing and striking and unique, and the dress flowed in the breeze - which looked lovely and made a hot summer day feel much more comfortable. I'm 5'6" and 112lbs. I wore the extra small with a strapless bra and nude pumps, and it fit pretty perfectly. I got a lot of compliments and felt gorgeous the whole day. Thanks, RTR!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
June 22, 2017
Perfect reunion dress!
Loved this dress! It did run a bit big, and was slightly long (I am 5'4). The color is beautiful and I loved the sides.
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
June 15, 2017
I love the cut-outs!
I wish there were an XS! I have a small bust, so it was too big up top. Definitely not a good choice for smaller chested girls-- unless XS is available. Other than that, it was really comfortable and a fun, wear!
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
June 12, 2017
Sexy, yet sophisticated. Amazing value.
Disclaimer: I didn't end up wearing this dress because the event involved coworkers/networking and I worried the side-cutouts were too revealing for the occasion. However, I LOVED it. For the price, this is one of the nicest looking dresses I've rented. The silky material is comfortable and luxurious looking. I have a broader shoulders, a tiny waist, and more voluptuous bottom... so this style was super flattering. Great for ladies who are smaller on top. Dress runs slightly large, so I suggest getting your normal size and a size down. I can't wait to rent this dress again again in the future for another occasion!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
June 7, 2017
STYLIST REVIEW
Bright blue, light weight fabric and cut outs! What more do you want in a dress for a Spring/Summer event? This dress runs true to size but I would recommend sizing up as the fabric has very little stretch. I also recommend using a strapless bra. At 5'3" the dress hit me right below the knee. This is a great dress to dress up or down!
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 29, 2017
Beautiful, classy dress.
I would say this dress fit true to size. I ended up wearing the XS. I typically go between an XS or a S. I loved the color and cut outs on this dress. At first I thought the length was a little awkward, but with the right heels it looked great. I think it might look too long if you were any shorter. Overall, it was the perfect dress for a spring wedding.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 25, 2017
Wore it for my sister's Kentucky Derby themed bridal shower
I don't usually rent dresses without any reviews, so I took a chance on this one. As I got closer to the event, a few reviews popped up (which I was happy about). One of the reviewers suggested wearing a sports bra, so I snagged one to wear. When I received the dress (I ordered a medium and a small) I tried both on with the sports bra. The dress runs true to size (I usually wear a small), but there was no way I could wear a sports bra with the dress - or a regular bra or strapless bra for that matter. I had to go out and purchase a white cardigan (I was out of town) to wear over the dress to hide my lululemon sports bra. Overall, the dress worked out well - the color is absolutely gorgeous, and really made my blue eyes pop. I am pretty tall, so the length of the dress was a perfect midi length for me. (I might shy away if you are really short). The skirt is also very full and has good movement. I had so many complements on the dress. I don't think I would rent this again, only because of my bra situation.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 19, 2017
Lovely color and easy to wear!
Lovely color. I ordered a small, and it was a little big, which I was surprised by as I'm a solid 4 and typically small fits great. The length is much longer that is looks on the model, so flats are not recommended, the higher the heel the better!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 18, 2017
Pretty dress; Easy to wear.
This dress was easy to wear with a number of different accessories (I wore it with strappy heels; photo was taken at the end of the evening). It is tight fitting through the rib section and snug in the top, which I liked because I'm bigger on bottom and it was loose and forgiving in the hips and legs. The side cutouts hit at a strange spot... if I didn't have a long torso I think I might have had trouble with them. I had to wear a strapless bra and found myself adjusting frequently throughout the night, but I wasn't uncomfortable at any time, sitting or dancing. Really pretty color, soft fabric, and I liked the length on me. I received quite a few compliments on the dress!
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Age: 26
May 9, 2017
Kentucky Derby chic
I wore this to a charity dinner that was Kentucky Derby themed. It was perfect for the occasion. I wore a small which was still a little too big, bunched in the chest are and lower back. The dress itself is very flattering otherwise!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 7, 2017
Did not wear outfit.
VERY long and VERY loose. Looks nothing like it does on the 6' something model. Most dresses fit me very well because I have a smaller waist/bust, but this was hideous. Made me look 20+ lbs heavier and matronly. Did not wear and returned right away. Three thumbs DOWN. Only thing positive was the color.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 3, 2017
Odd cut around the bust
It was pretty, nice color, good fabric weight. Got it brand new with tags but had a weird gap around the side of the boobs no matter where I adjusted the waist down or up to. I have a full C, small D so not even like I couldn't fill it out, just seemed like the cut wasn't quite right.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
May 3, 2017
Very simple, but nice
Definitely a different material than I thought but it was nice. I just wish I ordered a size M for my chest.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
April 27, 2017
Lovely dress, wish it would have worked for me!
I loved the dress and the color, but I couldn't wear. I ordered a medium and large, thinking I'd probably wear the large. The medium was wayyy too big. Because the holes were in the top, I couldn't even try to wear!
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
April 27, 2017
Beautiful color and dress but strange fit
I normally wear a size 4 and the small was too large in the upper chest area and waist. The XS fit strange in that the top seemed to have extra fabric up causing it to gap open near the neckline/shoulders. The cut-outs on the side were bigger than they appear in the picture as well. The waist band did fit on the XS but caused the dress to bunch a bit. The good news is that the color is really beautiful and I loved the length of the dress. In the end I didn't end up wearing the dress.
VirginiaMay 18, 2017
I felt the same way about the cutouts being larger than pictured.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 24, 2017
Beautiful blue, comfortable to wear.
I wore this for a cocktail attire spring wedding. Ordered the XS and small. I was able to easily wear a sticky bra with it. More of a pool blue than a light blue. The cutouts were a great addition to this simple, stylish dress. It is lined so it wasn't see-thru, however it is not a thick fabric so it wasn't hot or heavy. I wear a 32C and if the dress had been worn previously, it probably would've been too large in the bust. I tried on the small and it swallowed my upper body. I'm 5'8 and the front of the dress hit at the knee. Very comfortable to wear and you don't feel like anything is going to fall out. (I would definitely rent this dress again if I were going to be chasing around kids at an event!)
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 30DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 23, 2017
Bright pop of color and beautiful silk material
This dress was a beautiful shade of blue and nice silk material! It requires nipple covers or someone with a small chest; most bras won't work with the cutouts.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
April 19, 2017
Too big on the sides, didn't even wear it and had to return it.
Perhaps someone with a longer torso can wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 17, 2017
Beautiful material but runs a bit large and long.
I rented this dress without any reviews, which I never do, and received a new dress still with the tags on. I ordered a Medium based on what the model picture was wearing, and you can see in my picture the cuts were baggy looking. Note, I'm 5'11 and this dress was below the knee in the front, so shorter women beware. I felt like a cute blue potato sack in the dress. The cutouts were what made this dress. I'd probably rent again, but definitely go down a size. Lastly, I wore a strapless bra, but I don't think this dress is made for the tiny chest club. Lots of room up top that I didn't fill out. Cheers!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 14, 2017
So pretty but not for me
I was really really hoping this dress would fit. I love the color and the tan lining. It is very well made. The SX fit in terms of zipping however it was too long. I'm almost 5'2" so I was really wishing this was a good alternative to a maxi but it ended up being a weird length. My bra size is 32 D. Not enough fabric to cover the twins and if you wear a bra it shows. Totally bummed but glad I have a second choice. Good if you're tall and have a small bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
April 9, 2017
Fun and flirty - but strange cut
Awesome color, perfect for a dressy spring party, with light and flowy fabric. Very comfortable, and gotta love the cut-outs. Got lots of complements on the fun dress! The dress runs large - I usually wear a medium but the small was much better. The cut also didn't work for me, and I wouldn't recommend it for large busts. I actually had to pin the fabric down near the armpits, which worked okay but made a sort of pleated line near the bust. Also doesn't work with even the strapless bra I planned on wearing because the cutouts came up high, so I actually wore a sports bra since it didn't show.
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