Red Whitney Gown

$155 – $185 rental?
$1,200 retail
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Stylist Notes

Flirtatious and classic, this body-skimming La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni gown will add drama to your evening. Pair the sultry look with pointy-toe heels. Quick tip: you must step into this style and pull up over your body.

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 - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room 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 is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red ponte (72% Polyamide, 28% Elastane). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Mermaid skirt. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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145 reviews
Fit
Large
(17)
True to Size
(65)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 20, 2017
Sexy and Elegant!
I absolutely loved this dress and wish I could keep it forever. My husband was floored when he saw me in it. The fabric has a really satisfying weight to it, in addition to being stretchy, so it forms to your body and there is no need for fasteners and zippers. Overall, it is quite comfortable. This dress comes in two different lengths, and I was worried that the shorter length would still be too long for me. It wasn't! It was perfect with a heel that was about 2.5 inches.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
February 19, 2017
Curves for Days
This dress is bombshell and will show off all of your curves--definitely not for ladies who aren't comfortable with every bump being on display. I'm 5'3" and wore 2.5 inch heels and the length of the regular dress was perfect. The size 4 was damaged, so I wore the six and it was fine. The material is stretchy and you pull it on, so there is plenty of give. I think either size would have fit like a glove. The shade of red really stands out in a sea of black dresses. Be ready for all eyes to be on you!
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 18, 2017
Amazing dress!!!
First off, a HUGE thank you for RTR's exceptional customer service. The 42 arrived with a hole in it and the 40 was too small. They overnighted me another 42 and were extremely apologetic. This dress was amazing! The material is super thick and holds everything where it needs to be. I wore about 3 inch heels with the dress and the length was perfect. I'm 5'4 and 140 lbs with wide hips and a small waist. This dress fit beautifully.
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Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
February 17, 2017
The most beautiful gown in the world!
I ordered a different red gown initially, it didn't fit, so I chose this as my back up. I am SO glad I did! This gown fit beautifully, the fabric is amazing, and I felt like a beauty queen! I was getting compliments all night. My body is long and straight, but this gown somehow gave me curves in all the right places. The design is impeccable. Rent it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 14, 2017
Gorgeous dress
This is the dress I have dreamed of wearing. I felt glamorous and it fit like a glove. The 40R was a great length for my shorter frame (5'2) wearing almost 3" heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
February 14, 2017
Beautiful but too long for me
This dress is fantastic but would not recommend for a petite woman, the fabric is scuba like and didn't take well to hem tape and so I wore another option. This is a great dress though, and taller gals will love it.
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
February 12, 2017
Best dress I have ever worn! Absolutely showstopping
This was not the original dress I picked but after some panic and a few dresses that RTR was nice enough to send I ended up with the perfect dress! This dress definitely runs big! I am usually an 8/10 in dresses, but I had to go down to a 6. I got the 6 regular because I was swimming in the 8 long. I am 5'7 and the dress could have been a little bit longer but they didn't have a 6 long last minute. However, the regular length was fine just my shoes showed a bit. This dress is definitely better for women with curves because it just fits like a glove. I had no problems with it bunching at the hips or anything like that. Also, the material is almost spanx like so it really has a nice slimming effect especially if you get a smaller size. I absolutely loved the dress and I can't tell you the number of compliments I received!
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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
February 5, 2017
Show Stopper
I rented both the 38R (size 2) and the 40R (size 4). I could have wore either one but went with the 2 because my shoes weren't super high and they both were a little to long (I'm only 5' 2"). The 2 was a tiny bit shorter. The dress is very fitted but still extremely flattering. It is a thick fabric so it smoothes you out and sucks you in. It was very comfortable and it photographic amazingly. It really was a show stopper and many people came up to compliment me on the dress. I was very happy with it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 133lbs
February 5, 2017
Show Stopper
Could not have loved this dress more! The fabric is thicker and has a lot of stretch, so it holds you in kind of like spanx would. The front was low cut enough to make the hubby happy but not so much that it was inappropriate to wear to a black tie event. I wore 4" heels and the dress just grazed the floor on me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
January 31, 2017
Loads of compliments!!!
Dress was very sexy and hugged all the right curves. Great quality material. The dress is heavy, lots of material. I'm a 32DDD and it was big enough on the chest. Loved this dress.
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
January 30, 2017
Thank the Lord for strerch
Y'all my body is generally more of a potatoe than an hourglass but this dress had awesome lines and thickness of material that gave a cool illusion. 5'4 138 and the 38R was real snug but it worked. It did seem to get shorter with walking so if ur tall, I'd get the L.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 29, 2017
I wore the 40L. Dress is amazing. Need the long and spanks could be helpful
I have rented this brand twice now and love it. Need the long with heels. I didn't wear spanks this time but did with another dress of this brand and it helped out. Not completely necessary but helpful. Dress is killer. Makes the butt look amazing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
January 28, 2017
Stunning color + fit
The way this thick, great quality red dress draped and contoured my body made me feel like a princess. Loved it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
January 22, 2017
Comfortable and fun!
I wore this for a black tie ball. With almost every designer on RTR I have to wear a size 0 and even then only a few designers are small enough for me. I was really surprised I actually fit into the 38 since that compares to a 2. The fabric has tons of stretch so I imagine someone that is typically a 2 would also fit this dress, it would just be very fitted. I wore 4 inch heels and the dress hit the floor just barely. Hem tape did not work on this dress. I wore a regular bra and used double stick tap to secure it at the straps. The fabric is very thick and hides flaws well. The very bottom of the dress did have a slight stain from being drug on the ground but nothing terrible. Putting it on over your head is hard, I suggest stepping in from the top since there isn't a zipper.
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
January 22, 2017
The dress was absolutely gorgeous!
The dress fit like a glove. Ordered a 4 and 6...both fit but went with the larger size. Fabric is thick so it's very forgiving and flattering. Easy to put on, no zippers...just step into it!
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Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 19, 2017
Sexy and super feminine
No zipper. Put this baby on and let it hug you in ALL the right places. I felt incredibly sexy in this. Loved the intricate seam details and the way it flared out at the hem. It made for some great twirls. I am taking down a star because the hem had some heel marks in it from previous users. Also, this was my third choice pick as my first two were returned damaged and unavailable. I also can't say I got many compliments on it even tho I felt like a million bucks at our Governor's Ball. I wore a normal bra with it just fine. No underwear, it's too tight on the booty! Big shout out the RTR Customer Service team for being diligent in finding me a replacement that suited my tastes.
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 27
January 10, 2017
This dress was the BOMB.
I wore it to a military ball, and felt like the hit of the night. :) Fit very true to size, hugs every curve perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 3, 2017
Nice Basic Red Dress
This was not my favorite dress. I did love the color and the fit was good - although it was a bit too short despite comparing others experiences with it. I had to get shorter 3.5" heels and it was still a bit too short. The dress definitely runs on the small side - I could've gone with a 44L instead of the 42R. The dress is VERY stretchy, almost scuba like. Also, there is no zipper so plan on putting this over your head - especially if you're curvy like I am. Still, it was beautiful.
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Size worn:
38L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 1, 2017
Wore it for NYE and it is a gorgeous dress, would definitely rent it again. In love!!!!
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
January 1, 2017
Perfect fit
I wore this for a black tie event for New Year's Eve. Dress was perfect for my body type. Great hour glass shape, definatly wide in the hips which worked great for me. I'm 5'1" was slightly long with 4in heals.
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Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 145lbs
December 22, 2016
OBSESSED! This dress is amazing. I got so many compliments and loved the way it fit :)
I'm 5'8 and could have worn the smaller size but liked how long the 44L looked with my heels. The dress is very comfortable, I was able to wear spanx and it really emphasized my silhouette in the best way possible! Wore for my work holiday party, it was perfect! Highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 118lbs
December 19, 2016
This dress is elegant, sexy and timeless
I wore this to a black tie wedding and loved it! It's so comfortable I was able to dance all night. I'm 5'6'' and didn't want to wear big shoes, so I opted for the R version and it just skimmed the ground with 1 inch heels on. I'm usually a size 2, and went with the 38. The whole dress fits like spanx, the material is pretty thick and really sucks you in. You don't need to wear a bra, but with small 32B boobs I wanted a little help, so my strapless worked perfectly and because the dress is snug it stays in place. The lines and gathering of fabric in the back are super flattering and make your butt look great. My boyfriend loved it too, so that was a plus.
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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 19, 2016
Gorgeous gown
So comfortable. Material stretches and hugs just right. I felt fabulous. True to size. I will likely rent this gown again.
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
December 17, 2016
fit like a glove!
Absolutely loved this dress. I normally wear a size 6-8 and I fit into the size 2. I felt amazing in this dress, the fabric was very forgiving and comfortable.
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Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
December 15, 2016
Perfect holiday party dress!
Seriously, I am in love with this dress! I have never received so many compliments before. Not only did it fit like a glove, hugging every curve but it also hid so many areas I don't love to show off. I wish I could afford to buy this dress but so happy I was able to rent it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 12, 2016
Gorgeous color
This is a beautiful dress but I didn't like how it looked on me.
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 11, 2016
Worn for a formal party. This dress is beautiful! I received a ton of compliments all night!
This was actually my back up dress - they didn't have one of the sizes of another dress I ordered. I was so much happier with this one! It fit like a glove, and you just step into it and pull it up. No zippers. The fabric is heavy, but it was cooler the night I wore it so that was ok. I normally wear a 2 or 4 in formal dresses. I was worried the 40R might be a little big but it was just perfect and so comfortable.
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Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
December 9, 2016
This dress is a SHOWSTOPPER
I wore this dress to a holiday ball. There were hundreds of people there, but I felt like the spotlight was on me. I received compliments from everyone, all night long. The dress is very flattering. The material is thick and stretchy so it keeps everything in place and makes your curves look fabulous. This is the 3rd time I've rented from Rent the Runway and every time is a home run.
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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
December 8, 2016
Accuracy and ease of renting/returning
This dress was amazing. Worth every penny. The material is thick and luxurious and hugs your body. I received many compliments in this dress and felt amazing in it. The length was perfect. The material supported my chest which enabled me to not have to wear a bra. I would recommend this dress to all body types.
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 7, 2016
Gorgeous night. Got tons of compliments on the dress.
Dress fit perfectly. Would 100% recommend.
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Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
December 7, 2016
This dress has the WOW factor!
I rented this dress for the night that I chaired a charity fashion show. It was truly the most comfortable dress that I have ever worn from RTR. The fit was impeccable and the color was the perfect shade of red! If you are curvy and tend to have issues as I do with things not fitting properly in the hip area this dress is for you. The fabric is thick enough but also has a tremendous amount of give and the length of the gown was spot on and I only had to wear a 3 inch heel. I wore the 44L and I am 5'9. I went definitely rent this dress again. I know that it is on the upper end of cost for rentals but it is absolutely worth it. I was also pleasantly surprised to be able to wear a regular bra since the back of the dress came up high enough. If you are considering this one I say rent it, you will not be disappointed!
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Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2016
Received a lot of compliments
6th months pregnant and the dress fit perfect!
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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
December 6, 2016
Perfect Red Dress
I felt like a million bucks in this dress! It was a bit of a tight squeeze, especially difficult to put on since there is no zipper. If you do go with a smaller, tight fitting size just be sure to have your spanx ready...you can see every little curve/lump on your body! I ended up going with the size 42R just for a bigger size since the 40L was wayyy too tight. I normally wear a size 4 dress. I'm 5'6" and the regular length was fine even in the 4in heels I wore.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 5, 2016
'Pretty Woman' Dress
Classic, unforgettable, beautiful gown.... very Hollywood-esque feel
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 4, 2016
Amazing Dress!
The material was nice and thick which was perfect for a winter black tie! The seams on the dress are very flattering and accentuate curves perfectly. I loved this dress !
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Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
December 2, 2016
Elegant and slimming!
Hugs curves, but doesn't cling. Beautiful detailing and easy to wear, I will absolutely rent this again for a black tie or formal event. If you are less hippy/curvy it may fit a little funny on the hips, so you may want to size down, because while I think it fits true to size, I could understand people thinking it's a tad large in areas.
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Party
November 29, 2016
Holiday Soirée Show Stopper
I'm 5'5" and ordered the 40R. I wish I would have ordered the long. Otherwise, perfect.
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 29, 2016
JUST RENT THE DRESS!!!!
Oh my goodness. This dress was phenomenal! It hugged all the right curves and looked incredible in my engagement photos! I'm 5'3, so I definitely had to wear stiletto heels with it, because the dress is long even with ordering the regular length. This dress will feel REALLY tight when you put it on. That's how it's supposed to feel though, and it loosens up over time. I ordered a backup size larger and it was wayyyyy too big!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 28, 2016
Wore this to a fun charity black tie party. Loved the color, got so many compliments!
Runs true to size. Couldn't wear any spanks or shape-wear, as you could see the lines. However, the dress hugs you in and is so comfortable! Was able to dance all night long!
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 22, 2016
My hubby loved the gown.
Beautiful dress, perfect if you are a curvy woman, taught yet stretchy material. Keep in mind if you are a busty arm straps are small, the only way to prevent arm pit bulge was to lower bustline. Had to order 38 L since 38R was unavailable, had to tape hem as it was still way too long and heavy despite 4 inch heels. Also had to step into dress as to not ruin hair or makeup too tight to pull over without smearing.
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