Blue Artico Tessie Gown

$130 – $150 rental
$995 retail
Stylist Notes

A classically glamorous silhouette is taken to the next level with this La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni gown. Wear it with a simple ring like the Grey Pearl Jackie Ring by Lulu Frost.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-48, Italian sizing

BUST: Great for any cup size (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Full Bust, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Blue ponte (72% Polyamide, 28% Elastane). Short sleeves. Off the shoulder neckline. Gown. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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51 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(30)
Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 20, 2017
Classic beautiful gown
Loved this comfy, easy dress! The color is so beautiful. On the sizing, the 42R fit me far better, but the length was too short. With a 2" heel my entire foot was showing, and I prefer the dress to go to the floor. So, I wore the 44R and it fit alright, but the detail across the chest did not lay flat and I had to be sure to keep my shoulders pulled back so there wasn't too much gap. I would suggest that if you are 5'7" or taller, you should certainly order the long length. Otherwise, the dress was lovely. There is no zipper, so you pull it over your head and it stretches right on. I wore it with sparkly heels, earrings only (no necklace needed), and carried a black clutch.
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 13, 2017
Beautiful dress
At the last minute, the dress I ordered became unavailable. I was sent this dress as my backup and I didn't know what size to order due to Italian sizing. I took a chance with a 40R with no backup being available. I'm so thankful I did. The dress ran large because I needed a smaller size but it was absolutely beautiful and ended up being better than my original choice. The color and style were gorgeous. The dress was too large on top for me and still dragged with 4 inch heels. I did not have tape to keep the top in place. Be careful leaning forward if you are small chested! I would definitely recommend this dress. You will feel amazing!
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 53
June 28, 2017
dress was perfect and very comfy
no cons.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 27, 2017
This dress is a head turner!
I rented this wedding for a black tie wedding and could not have been more happy. It was comfortable, flattering and I got compliments all night long. I rented the "L length" because I was in the NYC store and that's all they had but it was a bit long. The regular length would of been perfect. I'm usually a size 4 (40) but the top part was a bit loose so i sized down and the 2 (38) fit perfectly. Though it is very form fitting and hugs the body, the material is thicker so you feel a little more supported and "tucked". Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 22, 2017
Great dress, tons of compliments!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS DRESS! Love the material, love the detail, love the color. Very forgiving and shows off your figure. The dress was true to size. The only con I would have is that it was about 1-2 inches short, but not a big deal.
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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 19, 2017
Elegantly simple.
Easy to move in and dance in even with the shoulder straps.
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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 19, 2017
Compliments all night!
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! I felt like the bell of the ball and the dress was a perfect fit. Runs true to size and the nice thick fabric hides all and holds all. Great rental if you wanna be classy and sexy!
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 14, 2017
Wore this for a Saturday night black tie optional wedding.
Overall great fit, thick and stretchy material so no need for a bra! The material is does not fit skin tight but clings to your shape, I got compliments all night! I am 5'7 and got the long because I planned to wear with 4 inch heels & I did but the dress was still a bit on the long side, not awful but definitely had to be mindful of it throughout the night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
June 14, 2017
Absolutely stunning!
Gorgeous fit and loved how it hugged all the right curves! It is a heavy fabric that doesn't breathe well so best for indoor with air conditioning or winter/fall events. Perfect length for my 5'9 height with 2.5 inch heels. Seriously beautiful fit and probably didn't need to wear spandex!
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Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 12, 2017
Flattering and Comfortable
I wore this dress to the 2017 Tony Awards in NYC. It was a black tie event with many stars walking the red carpet, and I felt like I could have walked with them, this dress was INCREDIBLE! Obviously it's stunning in the picture, and even better on. Not to mention it is SO COMFORTABLE. The fabric is thick and stretchy so you feel very comfortable and free to move (it is also thick enough fabric to wear and make Spanks underneath). The only small critique, the neckline gapes when you bend down or lift your arms, and it's a straight shot down your chest. I wore a bra and put a little fabric tape on the outside to attach the dress a bit better which helped but be ready for gaping unless you keep your shoulders back and arms at your sides the entire evening. On the whole this dress totally blew me away, exceeded my expectations. I was comfortable and flattering. I felt like a million bucks!
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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 16
Body type: Athletic
June 10, 2017
GORGEOUS DRESS
Fit like a glove, was absolutely perfect. I originally sent back another dress that didn't fit me correctly. This came the next day and i was beyond pleased. I got so many compliments and felt super confident. Love love
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 21, 2017
loved the dress!
This dress was really comfortable and easy to wear! I got many compliments. The fabric is a scuba-like material (like many dresses by this designer) and hides many imperfections. The lattice work at the neckline gave the dress some geometric interest. Overall loved the dress. I am 5'1" and the dress was a couple inches too long for me with 3.5 inch heels but hem tape took care of that for me. The only complaint I have is that the neckline can gape awkwardly unless you keep your back straight. Not sure if this would be less of a problem for someone who has a fuller bust than I do.
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
May 19, 2017
I absolutely loved the dress and it truly hugged my curves!
Fit to size!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 8, 2017
The dress is very flattering and comfortable!
The fabric is very flattering and hugs your body well, without feeling too tight. The size I wanted wasn't available 2R but the 2L worked out with heels.
Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 181lbs
May 6, 2017
Great dress
Wore this to a military ball and ordered the 46R (10 US) and 48R as backup. Ended up wearing the smaller size but interestingly enough the 46 was much longer than the 48. :/ even with 4 inch heels I was holding my dress up all night! I wear a 10 regularly and I had a lot of room in this one. Extremely stretchy so could have gotten away with an 8. The top gaped a lot so watch out for that. Otherwise, felt beautiful and comfy!
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
May 4, 2017
LOVED this dress. Fit was amazing and made me feel like a movie star.
I am 5'8' and went with the long length which I debated about and went to the store to try on as they didn't have the regular length in my size. The long was perfect for me, but glad I tried it on at the store as this was my first time renting. One piece of advice is to allow for the parking hassle if you have to go to the store to try on. It's not easy to park in Chicago and just run in real quick!
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 53
May 4, 2017
Wow! A stunning dress, so many compliments.
My daughter had tried this dress on at a major retailer in a size 8L which was too big (and way too long) and the dress was no longer available anywhere for purchase. Luckily we found on RTR...the size 4 fit her perfectly (although the "regular" size length seemed a lot shorter than the long she had tried on in the store, but she wore shorter heels which worked fine.) The only thing I would say is that the scalloped detailing on the front neckline seemed to stick out a bit. Forced her to keep her shoulders back and stand up really straight, which is a good thing! She is 5'7", weighs 135 and would consider herself a little curvy! She received so many compliments on how "classy and elegant" she looked.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 26, 2017
This was an elegant and timeless dress, yet the cutout neckline adds something new and unexpected!
I'm a little curvy, so this dress was very forgiving, it hugs you in the right places, and the material was thick as well. It is perfect for a formal affair and the color is a navy blue. Excellent rental, and I received many compliments regarding this dress!
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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
April 24, 2017
Great rental. Would rent again.
I would have worn the next size down but the length was 3-4 inches longer than the next size up. Even with the highest platform heels, it would have been too long. The length on the larger size was significantly shorter and worked perfectly for me. Received many compliments and would rent again.
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Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 17, 2017
This was my 1st RTR experience. I needed a gown for a military ball.
This had rave reviews and I can totally see why. I loved the way this was fitted but forgiving. It slimmed me and was extremely flattering and comfy. I loved the way they smelled fresh and clean. I wore the backup 44L size so it wouldn't be as tight and would just graze the ground with my heels, I needed the extra length. Because I went up a size it was a little looser on the top. I tried using double-sided dress tape but it showed thru the cutout so I took it off. It did pop out a little while I was sitting so I was conscious about good posture throughout the night. I received SO many compliments from so many people, I felt so confident and elegant wearing it I didn't want to take it off and my husband was blown away by it. WIN! He even told me I would need to rent this dress again :)
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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 17, 2017
The material is TO DIE. Hugged all the right places and never felt tight!
I loved this dress and wish I could keep it! The only reason i'm giving it a 4/5 is because the material on the chest doesn't really stay flat against you unless the sleeves are pulled down pretty far, so I was readjusting those a lot. Otherwise, the fit was perfect, material too! Perfect for military Ball
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
April 15, 2017
Beautiful
The dress was absolutely perfect! I went to my appointment with hope to find something simple and elegant to wear to a wedding in a size 0 and halfway through the appointment I was very disappointed because nothing fit my body properly. At the end I only had two options (including this dress). I left the store without renting the dress and thought out my options and decided to go with the unlimited subscription and I ordered two dresses and finally decided this was the dress. The dress was a little long so I did have to use hem tape, which actually stuck the whole night. I received so many compliments with this dress.
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 12, 2017
COMPLIMENTS ALL NIGHT!
Loved everything about this dress! stretchy material, great design, and great quality.
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Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
April 12, 2017
Perfect Dress, Pefect Fit!
I absolutely loved this dress and received a ton of compliments on it. It is very comfortable and forgiving. I ordered a size 8 but it was a little big at the top and I had to constantly readjust it so my strapless bra wouldn't show. I also ordered a long and probably could have worn a regular length...but it was fine because I wore 4" heels. I material of the dress is very stretchy and comfy. This dress was perfect for my event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
April 11, 2017
Beautiful dress. Lots of compliments.
Very fitted, but the thick spandex like material made it flattering (I'm 5'1'' and curvy). This dress was long for me, but I was able to make it work with hemming tape.
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Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 4, 2017
Fit like a dream!
This dress was everything everyone else said. It fit like a glove but the material was thick and stretchy that you can move and feel comfortable. Cut of the dress was stunning!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 125lbs
April 3, 2017
Beautiful dress
Very formfitting with nice, thick fabric. Color is beautiful in person and photographs really well. Definitely recommend
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Size worn:
48L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 1, 2017
Could not have been happier with this dress
This dress was comfortable as well as gorgeous. Wore with 4 in heels to pick up off the ground and the neckline can gape a bit at the top, but otherwise it was the perfect dress!
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Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 28, 2017
Post-baby body confidence!!!!!
I was super nervous to attend this black tie wedding bc I recently had a baby and have been self conscious about my post-baby bod. Well this dress was seriously perfect. I generally am a size 10 or 12 these days, have a lot of leftover belly and some extra thighs and butt. I put on this dress and immediately felt great in it. The material, as stated in other reviews is perfectly snug (without being corset-tight), I was able to wear my Spanx without any lines showing, it hugged my curves in all the right places and best of all, was incredibly comfortable! Also, side note, I have massive boobs (36D or so these days) and I didn't have to wear a bra- so that should tell you something about the material! The color was gorgeous and the detail on the neckline also fab. I truly loved this dress and felt amazing in it.
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Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
March 28, 2017
Flattering, tasteful and sexy!
This dress is absolutely beautiful! I ordered the 46R and the 48 and ended up wearing the 46R. The material is very heavy and lays well (concealing all you want concealed) :) The dress is VERY long though... I am 5'5" and the dress could have been hemmed about 6" or so. The chest/shoulder area is a bit loose. I have a 46" chest, and the fabric would gape whenever i slouched my shoulders or bent over. would have been helpful to maybe use double sided dress tape to stick it to my chest. Otherwise stunning dress. Another successful rent from RTR - looking forward to renting again soon!
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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
March 28, 2017
Form shaping dress
Beautiful gown w scuba like material. I wore this to a formal dinner celebration. It's definitely hard to wear anything underneath but since I was sitting most of the night I pulled off some spanks so I could comfortably wear some underwear. Very much recommend the gown, it's beautiful. I usually wear a 0 and I wore 38 bc the other was too big. I wear some 3 inch heels and it was perfect.
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 27, 2017
Tons of compliments. One of my favorite rentals.
This dress fits true to size. It is super comfortable, and I really enjoyed wearing. The length was prefect with 3 inch heels. The dress does not have a zipper, but it is stretchy and slipped right on. I did not have to tug or adjust all night. Great dress to dance in. Love the color.
Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
March 14, 2017
This dress was everything I dreamed and more. Obsessed, that is all I can say!
The sizing chart led me to get the 46L as a 5'9" gal wearing flats, but I wish I had rented the 46R instead. Unless you're going to be 5'11" or 6' total with you + shoes, I would get the regular length. Otherwise, this dress was absolutely perfect.
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Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 2, 2017
The dress is made of a thick stretchy material that hugs in all of the right places.
The dress fits perfectly, and I would think looks good on any shape due to the thick stretchy fabric. The only issue I had was with the braided detail. It did not lay flat across my chest. It puckered in the middle away from my body a bit. Other than that, it was a great fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
March 1, 2017
So comfortable and one of a kind dress!!! Glamorous
fit was true to size at the beginning of the night but it seemed to get looser as the night went on. I would order your actual size with one size smaller as a backup! You want this dress to fit like a glove! I'm 5'7" and ordered the long. I wore 3" heels and it still was a little long, but I was afraid the regular would have been too short!
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
February 26, 2017
Truly a show stopper!
My only regret was ordering a long. This dress was so comfortable and effortlessly stunning. I got so many compliments. I wish I had more reasons to wear it!
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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 20, 2017
Best material ever!
I rented this dress after the original dress I rented was just too short- I am so happy I rented this dress!! I got a 44 and 46 and wore the smaller size. In the future, I'd like to rent an even smaller size because this dress is made from the most amazing material!! You will feel like a million bucks in this gorgeous gown :)
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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 19, 2017
Everyone love the dress
Beautiful dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Weight: 140lbs
February 16, 2017
Form fitting and flattering
I am usually very self conscious of not being super toned in my midsection, but this dress felt GREAT. The material acts like its own spanx, so I didn't have to worry about shapewear or a bra. Very flattering neckline, I got compliments all night. However, if you are looking to move or dance a lot, I would recommend a different dress since it runs tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
February 16, 2017
elegant and sexy
This dress is so pretty! The color is unique grey blue and really nice in person. It perfectly hugged all my curves and made me feel beautiful. The off the shoulder and cut out on the top makes the dress different and subtly sexy without being over the top. You can wear a regular strapless bra with it. I wore spanx underneath just to smooth everything out, but the fabric is really stretchy and definitely holds you in well. I wore 4in heels and the length was fine. Great rental!
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