Kay Unger

Out to Sea Dress

$88 to buy
$396 retail
Stylist Notes

A bold blue shade modernizes this classic dress by Kay Unger. Accent the embellished neckline with simple heels.

Size & Fit

Sized: 14W-22W

Product Details

Blue silk (100% polyester). Sleeveless. Embellished boat neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 41” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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57 reviews
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(23)
Small
(8)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
November 24, 2014
Gorgeous color
This dress was sent to me as a last minute back-up because the original dress I rented did not fit. I normally wear a size 10 in pants from places like J.Crew and Banana Republic and a 12 in dresses because I am a bit busty. I was swimming in this dress. Apparently the W in 14W means it is bigger than a regular 14? I am not really sure. I have never worn anything bigger than a 12 but when both the 12 and 14 of the other dress I picked out didn't fit I was in a panic. The color of this dress is beautiful. I am 5'10" and it was just at my knees, so I wouldn't recommend this dress if you are short. I also wouldn't recommend if you are wide in the hips ( I am not) because the pleats fell fine, but I could see that if they were stretched they would just look odd. Overall this is a beautiful dress, just be sure to read the Kay Unger sizing specifically.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
December 11, 2014
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This dress ran a tad big all over, but was especially big in the waist, right under the bust. It was almost like it needed some darts, for it to fall correctly. I wear a 40DD bra and 14-16 pants. I was nervous about getting the 16W, but the 14W didn't make it to me in time. I ended up not wearing this dress to my event. I did LOVE the color, the style, and the fact that it had pockets!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
December 16, 2014
I loved everything about this dress - the color, the fit, the pockets!!
If this dress had a rent to own option it would have stayed home with me! So comfortable and had so many compliments all evening.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
January 1, 2015
Color is beautiful!
The blue is amazing in person - but we warned the beading is more green than gold. For well and was very comfy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
February 23, 2015
Perfect dress to wear to a NYC broadway show! So many compliments.
No cons. Beautiful color. Comfortable. Ordered a size 16W with 14W as a back up. Ended up wearing the 14W because that size fit like a glove. I normally wear 16W in other dresses from Rent the Runway however the 16W in this dress was too big.
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 265lbs
March 3, 2015
The color of this dress was gorgeous--literally everyone complimented the color and the beading.
I think that my usual size, 20W might have fit alright, but the 22W was so much a better fit. Everyone else says this dress runs large, but i felt it ran a little small if anything. It was gorgeous, fit perfectly, the high neck was classy but still fun and everyone absolutely loved me in this dress (almost as much as I loved myself in it!!!). Also, I have very large breasts (G cups, ya'll!) and they fit just fine in either the 20W or the 22W.
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Body type: Hourglass
March 17, 2015
Had a great night at my sororitys semi formal dance.
Dress definitely runs large, especially around the waist. I wish I could have taken it in a little! Loved the color and got lots of compliments on it. Was a little long but with heels it was fine.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
May 1, 2015
A very regal looking dress that is sophisticated. Everyone loved the dress
The dress has a beautiful vibrant blue color and the beading adds and extra vibe to it. The only thing is that it is loose on the top. I could have worn a 14WR.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 60
Weight: 165lbs
May 16, 2015
Very easy to return.
Received many, many compliments! The blue color is beautiful with just the right amount of sheen. No jewelry was needed with the beading at the neckline.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 18, 2015
Too big
I didn't get to wear this dress. It was too big.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
May 21, 2015
Great fit and flattering
This dress is well-made, and flattering. I wish I could have kept it! I was worried it would be too tight in the bust, but it was just right. The pockets made me happy! The embellishment at the top is more green than gold, but gold shoes worked with the dress! Loved my Rent the Runway Experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 27, 2015
AMAZING COLOR
This may be my favorite dress I've ever rented. The color is just fabulous. I had people ALL night coming up to me and saying how much they loved this dress. One woman even said I was the best dressed there!! Probably my favorite part was the secret snaps they had that keep your bra tucked under the strap! So clever and useful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
May 28, 2015
Dressy, daytime wedding. This dress fit the bill.
I haven't worn a fitted dress in years and wasn't sure what size to get. The 16W fit pretty well, so it may run a bit large in the waist because I am more of an apple than a pair. I received lots of compliments and the dress felt pretty to wear. I LOVED that it had pockets. The wide neckline might be awkward for someone with narrow shoulders. Mine are pretty broad and it was still a bit roomy (see how it gaps a bit under my arm). And I am more than a 38D. The color was pretty true to the photo - a beautiful blue.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
May 20, 2015
The blue color of the dress is seriously stunning in person.
The dress fit perfectly and I got tons of compliments throughout the night, especially on the color. The beading around the neckline is definitely more green than gold - reading reviews helped me know this before I got the dress. Great first rental experience from Rent the Runway!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 229lbs
June 3, 2015
Beautiful dress for evening late spring wedding
Dress was so comfortable and such a beautiful vibrant color! Only note is the beading on the top looks golds in the photo on-line but it is in fact green! I had purchased gold shoes to match that but the shoes went fine with the green. Also, this dress has POCKETS!!! So fun! I loved this dress, I would rent it again for another occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 300lbs
June 3, 2015
The color was bright, it's stood out in the best way
The material is strong but really has no give to it. This gave me some trouble in the bust depending on what bra I was wearing. Overall, it looked beautiful even though my boobs were kind of smashed
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
June 9, 2015
I loved the neckline! Also, I am curvy and it didn't do the bump over the back zipper/rump area!
I am curvy and it didn't do the bump over the back zipper/rump area! Ended up wearing the other dress I ordered, but would order again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 246lbs
June 22, 2015
Beautiful color and super comfy dress
This dress was gorgeous! The color was so perfect and I loved the beading at the neckline. The dress fit well everywhere and was very comfortable. This was a last minute selection after my first dress choice didn't fit and it worked out so well! RTR was so great about sending me a backup to Boston the day of the wedding!
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
June 29, 2015
Great dress!
I got a 16 and an 18. The 16 was a little too snug for comfort. I wore the 18 and used some fabric tape to keep the top in place. The straps were a little too long on me but that is a problem that I have always had. I am in the short side, around 5'3" and the length was perfect. I received compliments all evening. I absolutely LOVED the pockets. All in all, it was a great dress and a great experience.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
July 27, 2015
Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good!
This dress got more compliments than anything I've ever worn, and I have been to ALOT of weddings! The color was incredible, It fit well, and the dress had pockets (but not super obvious- they concealed my phone and lipstick)! The top of the dress (beading) is green, no necklace required! I wore dark metallic heels, and hair curled half up/half down, and simple stud earrings. The dress hit right at the knee on, which I thought I would hate but it was comfortable and great for dancing, no worrying about flashing anyone when I was dropping it low. With all the compliments and the killer hair/makeup night I was having.. I felt like a million bucks! I didn't take any full body pics on my phone sadly.. if i find one of myself i'll post it!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Age: 59
August 3, 2015
Xxx
It is a beautiful dress, the color and beading are very attractive. I felt the waist line was up too high, I don't normally have this problem. Because of this it was not very comfortable to wear and when you sat down it bunched up in the front.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
August 4, 2015
Beautiful dress!
This dress was over-nighted to me since the dress that I ordered was sent in the wrong size and this dress was stunning! I am normally a 16w and sometimes a 18w but there was only a 20w available, it was a little big on my but I was able to make it work. Also, it is very comfortable. I received so many complements on the dress! The beading is beautiful and there is no need for a necklace. Just add earnings, a bracelet, and shoes and you are ready to go!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Age: 52
August 5, 2015
I did not wear the dress because it was soooo large
Dress was too large on me. I normally wear a 16 but wanted something a bit bigger to wear in the heat of New Orleans, so rented a size 18. I tried it on and it looked like a tent. Beautiful material and dress overall, but was just too big. Bummer too... The size was the only reason I gave it 3 stars
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
September 4, 2015
Beautiful Color and Material
I wore this dress to my sister's Bridal Shower. I received several compliments from people, who loved the material and the color. Overall I was very satisfied and would defeinitely use RTR again. I ordered the 18W and then got the size up 20W just in case. However, I found that I probably could have gone a size smaller as the straps and bust area were loose on me. I loved the pockets, and the material. The color was stunning.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
September 25, 2015
I wore this dress at a rehearsal dinner and it was absolutely stunning!
The dress was very comfortable and a great color for me. I loved the material and received compliments all night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
October 19, 2015
The color is beautiful! i received so many compliments on this dress.
Great fit!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Weight: 130lbs
October 14, 2015
very flattering fit
Slightly tight in the bust, but I am a 38G. Otherwise very flattering.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 58
October 28, 2015
Felt very confident and comfortable
Dress was beautiful and very comfortable. I am curvy and this dress was very flattering. I received many compliments
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
November 3, 2015
Loved the color of this dress- it was so fun and flattering.
Fit true to size. The wide set shoulders didn't stay in place perfectly, but the bra strap loops helped.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 260lbs
November 7, 2015
The color of this dress is gorgeous!
This dress has a generous fit. The 20 ended up being slightly too large for me, but it still worked wonderfully. I received so many compliments at the wedding for this dress! Could not be more pleased.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
November 26, 2015
This dress was perfect for an ocean side reception! Very classy with a touch of sparkle.
This dress was great, I really liked the fit and flare style and I especially liked the pockets. The dress was a gorgeous royal blue and had very nice green beads (the photo looks more gold). The only con was that the bust was a little too tight in the smaller dress and the larger size was too large everywhere else, so I went with the size 20 and rocked a very minor uni-boob.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
December 15, 2015
Cute dress - great color - fabric was so-so
Summary says it all. Great color. Fits well. Fabric made it seem too casual for a formal party.
Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Party
January 17, 2016
This dress was so flattering, I felt amazing in it.
I felt like this dress fit very true to size. I look d at each designers measurements to be sure that the dress would fit. There was plenty of room for a full bust and the waist hit at my true waist so my hips had room. I was able to wear a regular bra, with no problems. It came just to my knees, so it was a perfect length for a short/average person. The jewels are a petty emerald color.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
March 14, 2016
The color is stunning! I really enjoyed wearing this dress! Love the pockets!! Love the collar!
Fit beautifully! Very flattering color and jeweled neckline. The jewels are a deep green and stunning. I would definitely rent this dress again!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 42C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230lbs
April 2, 2016
I loved the fit of this dress.
It's incredibly difficult to find formal dresses that are flattering for a body shape that is both plus size and petite/short torso (on RTR and in general), and this one does so perfectly.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
November 18, 2014
Great Color and has Pockets!!!
I got so many compliments on this dress and even though it wasn't my first choice it was the best choice. It also had pockets and that is always a bonus in my eyes.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 250lbs
January 4, 2015
It was slightly bigger in the waist but it made for a comfortable evening
I loved this dress so many compliments and felt so confident!!!! The blue pops so much!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
June 23, 2015
Perfect dress for a rehearsal dinner!
I rented the dress for a rehearsal dinner and I loved the color! The fabric was gorgeous, too. I originally ordered the 14W, but it was damaged so they were unable to send. The 16W was baggy, but it was OK. I'm normally a 16 (regular) and 14W ... so I would say this dress fit true to size! I definitely received compliments on the color ... and the green beading at the top was pretty!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
September 11, 2015
I loved the bright blue color of the dress and the emerald green of the neckline!
This dress was awesome. Like other people have said, the neckline is not gold, but it is a beautiful emerald green. The overall size was pretty true to size, and I got a lot of compliments. Fun and flirty dress for a wedding! I added a closeup of the neckline so you can see the color better!
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
October 4, 2015
Loved, so comfy and pretty!
This dress was so pretty, I loved wearing it and got lots of compliments. It's very comfortable and I love the pockets! I did end up wearing a size up, I think the 16 probably felt like it fit better overall, except really tight across the chest (40DD.) I knew I would be wearing it for 6-8 hours, so I opted for the comfort of the bigger size. The blue is very vibrant, and the beading is definitely kelly green, not gold as it appears online.
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