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: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (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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66 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Wedding
December 9, 2016
Best ever!!
This dress makes me feel like a movie star. The dark color hides things while the thick flexible fabric really shows off your curves! I wear a 36DDD and I feel like I could go braless in this dress!!
LynessaJanuary 26, 2017
Hello! What size dress do you usually wear?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
December 25, 2016
Absolutely stunning dress!
This was a last minute (seriously..due to an ice storm it arrived three hours before my event!) replacement for my first choice that arrived damaged. What a lucky break for me because I absolutely loved it!! My top size is a bit small (34b) so the beautifully cut-out top was a bit loose. Holding my shoulders back fixed the problem and actually gave me better posture! :-). I highly tecommend this dress, it's a showstopper!
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 29, 2016
I chose this gown for my friend's black tie wedding -- it was a perfect choice!
Overall, the gown is gorgeous. I love the color, the off the shoulder neckline, and the cutout detail. I received so many compliments! I typically wear a size 4, but sometimes I can wear a 2. This dress fits like a stretch knit, so it's meant to be form-fitting. Thus, the 2 (38R) fit perfectly. I'm 5'5 and wore 4 1/2 inch heels, but the length was still perfect. Ordering a 38L would have been much too long. There aren't any zippers or closures -- all you have to do is shimmy into it! If you aren't able to go to RTR's store location in NYC, and you're considering renting this gown, I would strongly suggest ordering your typical size, and a size smaller as your back up. You might be pleasantly surprised to see it's the better fit!
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
January 1, 2017
Loved it!
Gorgeous color and dress! Comfortable fit and easy to move in.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
January 17, 2017
I was called "stunning" twice, which basically made my life. Cried when I mailed it back.
Basically high quality spandex, fit like a glove and held everything up and in, no need for a bra. Length was perfect with 3.5 inch heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 24, 2017
One of my favorite dresses so far!
This dress was a last minute pick as the one I originally rented didn't fit. It was amazing. I'm a size 2 and it fit perfectly and was the perfect length. Super comfortable. Only con is that I am busty so I had to readjust the top a few times or I looked like I had muffin tops. Otherwise love the dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 25, 2017
Classy and stunning!
Loved this dress! So pretty and sleek. Fit perfect, yet had a stretchy material fit as well. Easy to dance in, which was a plus. Everyone loved it. Wish I could keep it!
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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 2, 2017
STUNNING
Fit perfectly, the material is thick and spandex-like so it holds everything in. Length is perfect for taller women (I wore a long size).
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
February 11, 2017
Felt like a bond girl:)
This dress is phenomenal. Very form-fitting scuba dress, so not expect to be able to wear anything underneath. It is very flattering if you have an hour glass shape and unlike most designer dresses it's not too long. I'm 5'4 and the 38 was perfect!
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Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 13, 2017
This was perfect for a black tie event. Classy and comfy!
Super great dress! So flattering and comfortable. The material was thick enough to squeeze you in the right places without being too restricting.
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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!
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.
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:
44R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 9, 2017
Great length, i didn't wear heels but it was perfect
no zipper so make sure hair is done prior. Beautiful fit
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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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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!
Top Contributor
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.
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
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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Top Contributor
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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Top Contributor
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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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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Top Contributor
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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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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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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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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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:
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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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:
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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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
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.
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:
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:
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:
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!
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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