LIKELY

Red Carolyn Dress

$188 retail

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Stylist Notes

A chic neckline adds allure to this wine-red LIKELY sheath dress. We love the look with stunning dangling earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Halter neckline. Sheath. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 39” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
June 11, 2016
Wine auction eye catcher

Amazing dress! Runs small so wore the 6. Black aquazurra sandals and gold clutch for wine auction. Would also be great for wedding, special occasion.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
June 17, 2016
Really enjoyed this dress!

I thought the fit was on the tighter size so I would size up next time. Loved the color and the length. It hit me just above the knee and I'm 5'10". Even tight it was still easy to walk in.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
June 22, 2016
Great dress! Red stands out!

I would size up if I rent this dress again. It fit like a glove but I found myself pulling the skirt down every so often to smooth down the stomach area.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
June 22, 2016
Loved the color and fit!!

The color is lovelier than in the picture!! The dress runs small as mentioned in the other reviews. I ordered up a size it worked pretty well for me. The fabric has a little bit of stretch and hugs every curve. Very happy with this dress!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
June 28, 2016
Beautiful but tight in hips

This dress is super flattering but does run a touch small in the hips and thighs. I could move but it was super tight.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 1, 2016
Fitted style

The dress definitely runs small! If between sizes I would recommend sizing up at least one size. The dress doesn't have much give. Overall I still enjoyed it! Received many complements and the mystery bling earrings were the perfect accessory.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 7, 2016
Form-fitting and sexy!

I loved this dress. It is definitely snug, but I wore what size I usually wear with RTR (6). My only complaint is that I thought the dress would be red, when it's more of a fuchsia color.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
July 10, 2016
Size up.

What a stunning shape and color. I renting this beauty for a wedding. Unfortunately for me, it arrived moments before the wedding started so the first time I tried it on was when I was getting ready to leave. It was a little snug but I really wanted to wear it so I sucked it in and went for it. If you do not have a flat stomach I would not recommend wearing this. Unless that type of stuff doesn't bother you. I felt like I was holding my breath the whole time. I'm typically a size 2, but this dress is so form fitting I should have gotten a 4. Anyway...this dress didn't make it past the service at the wedding. I was walking into the pew, had to step over someone to get to my seat, and RIP. The back slit ripped all the way up to my booty. I was mortified. I wouldn't stand the entire rest of the service. I had to go home and change in between the service and reception. Wish this had worked out.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 12, 2016
Sexy sexy!

I rented this for a wedding. After reading other reviews, I went up a size renting an 8 with a 10 as a back up size. I ended up wearing the 10 because the 8 was still so tight, it would not have been comfortable to wear. I got so many compliments. The dress is definitely sexy even though it covers everything. My only be complaint was that the hanger loops kept coming out of the dress which was a little annoying.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 126lbs
July 26, 2016
Adorable and Perfect!

I felt so perfect while wearing this dress. It's perfect because it fits tightly while still being comfortable. I wore it to a wedding and it looked great. I'm so glad I sized up because this dress really runs small!! I sometimes wear a 2 but I ended up wearing the size 6 and it was snug. I wore a regular strapless bra and it worked with this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 30, 2016
Disappointed!

This dress is a gorgeous wine color and constructed with a lovely fabric. It has that sexy yet classy feminine vibe that I love, but unfortunately the fit was totally off for me. In most dresses I'm a size 4 (sometimes even a 2 depending on the retailer). After reading the reviews I ordered a size up, but even the size 6 so was so tight on my hips that it crossed the border of inappropriate for a family wedding. It definitely looked like I was trying too hard to squeeze into something that just didn't fit, so I ended up returning it. Two sizes up may have been better, but that wasn't available for the weekend I needed it. Too bad because I really loved the style.

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 32
August 2, 2016
Beautiful!

Absolutely loved this dress!! The fit was perfect and I got a ton of complements. I would absolutely wear this dress again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 7, 2016
Loved the way this dress fit! Perfect for the occasion!

I got this dress a little nervous because ALL of the reviews said to size up two sizes. I sized up 1 size but I was unable to order a second back up because they were out of it. When I tried it on.... It fit like a GLOVE! It was perfect. There was still some stretch to the material too. I was also nervous about the length because I'm a very short girl. It hit below the knee which only made it look classy and elegant. I had so many compliments, everyone loved it. I danced in it, ate in it, and still felt great in it. I would definitely get this dress again or recommend it to someone! No cons here!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 7, 2016
Gorgeous color and style!

After reading reviews about this dress running small, I rented a size up and then the next size up from there and was happy I did! The dress is definitely tighter in the bottom half and a little loose for me in the top. I ended up wearing the 8 and felt comfortable since the material has a bit of give. The fit of the dress reminded me a lot of Elizabeth & James dresses. The color is GORGEOUS and you'll definitely get a lot of compliments in it!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 7, 2016
Great dress!

Got a lot of compliments on this dress! Runs a bit tighter than the normal size I get but it was worth it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
August 7, 2016
Wedding

My fiancé loved this dress! Fit like a glove on the bottom, slightly larger on the top in order to get it over my bottom.

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
August 15, 2016
Best first purchase ever.

I was very pleased with my very first online purchased. It fitted just like how I imagined except just a little bit tight. I'm usually size 6 but looking through some review I purchased size 8 and 10. I fitted into size 10. The dress felt tight around my neck ( Maybe because I'm not used to clothes up around my neck?) The dress does press down my chest (34D) so it felt tight around that area too. This dress was modest and sophisticated, it was wonderful wearing this at my best friend's wedding. Very good fitted fabric material. It also made me look taller, and mature. Next time I would order size 10 & 12 instead since 10 was just little bit tight.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 28, 2016
Great color, great shape

I ordered the 2 and 0, and the zero was too tight so I wore the 2, which was much more comfortable. However, even though I felt very comfortable in the dress all night, I had such a hard time pulling it up to use the bathroom. I would probably suggest renting a size up from your normal size.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 29, 2016
How it looks sexy on me

It a little tight at the hips and you have to watch how you move in, but over all is a great dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
August 29, 2016
Tight around the bust and hips.

This dress was really pretty and I received a ton of complements on it. However, initially when I tried it on, I thought I would return it because it is not made for people with large bust. I ended up wearing the 2, even though the zero fit better around the waist. The hip area didn't have much give either. At first I tried it with a strapless bra but it made me look like I had uniboob, but then tried it on without a bra and it looked great. I probably would not rent this again, just because it was wrong for my body type.

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
September 5, 2016
Fit like a glove!

Like many others, the reviews of this dress had me super concerned about sizing. I reserved both a 0 and 2 and ended up going with the 0. I think it may run the tiniest bit small but no where near 2 sizes. It's a very fitted dress, in a fabric with no stretch so it's more the fact that there's no wiggle room. Your proportions will either work or not. Honesty - The only downfall of this dress was going to the bathroom. It's such a tight sheath dress with no give to the fabric. It was darn near impossible and a project anytime I had to go. I was afraid I was going to rip the skirt.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 17, 2016
Fall Wedding Favorite

This dress was the perfect cut, length and an appropriate style for a September Wedding on the Lake! I was worried when ordering that the color would be more on the magenta side since that's how it looks in photos, however it really was a deep red! I received so many compliments all night long! I choose to wear the size 6 over the 8 because the 8 fit just a little too loose, gapping at the chest, armpits and didn't appear fitted in the waist!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Pear
September 22, 2016
Beautiful dress!

Gorgeous dress! The color is beautiful and so is the neckline. It does run small so keep that in mind when ordering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 24, 2016
"runs small" is an understatement.

i didn't wear this dress because it was so small, that when i tried to zip it, the slit in the back split up to my bum. i am normally an 8 and this was the 10! i ended up wearing a dress out of my closet that was also a 10 and plenty big. i would suggest sizing at least 2 sizes up in this dress. the color is pretty, but it's not a very well-made garment, if it splits so easily (i wasn't forcing it). it did not look or feel expensive.

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
September 30, 2016
Fit like an Elizabeth and James!

I rented this dress to go to a fall beach wedding. I am normally a size 0, but in reading reviews on how the dress runs small l I ordered a 0 and a 2. The 2 fit perfectly! It was true, you need to size up one! I am 5' 1" and the dress hit just at knee level. The color is also so beautiful, it's a deep red and the fabric is comfortable too! I didn't want to send this dress back!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
October 8, 2016
First RTR and didn't disappoint!

I'm always a 6 in dresses and this one fit perfectly. Snug on the hips but I expected that. I love the color - perfect for a fall wedding!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 9, 2016
Great color! Pretty dress!

I am so glad I read the reviews and sized up! I wore the size 4, and I felt like it fit perfect! I loved the color and think it's a perfect dress for a fall wedding! I did have problems with the slit in the back, though. I have no idea if it was ripped and I made it worse or what, but it was definitely more ripped than it was supposed to be! I was so glad I had a shawl to cover up my backside! Would recommend as long as you know to size up.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34A
September 18, 2016
Perfect color to compliment my guys blue suits

As many reviewers state this dress was tight on the bottom. I sized up 2 sizes and could of gone up another to have more leg room however the top may of been too large. Tons of compliments and perfect for a fall family wedding.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 19, 2016
Having the perfect dress

I chose this dress for a wedding in Ireland. The color was perfect for fall. The dress fit like a glove but not to where it felt uncomfortable. I wear a size 32E bra and the fit was just right. I could see the dress being a bit snug if my rib cage or bust was a size larger. I was able to forgo the bra which was a nice touch as far as comfort. I would consider ordering again because I received lots of compliments.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
October 19, 2016
Beautiful Berry dress but not practical

I recently wore this dress to an October wedding, which the color was perfect for and received many compliments. Having read everyone else's reviews saying it ran small I ordered a size up and man were they right. This dress is very tight around the hips. I did end up wearing the 2 instead of the 4 though because although tight, it hugged in all the right places, and the 4 was just a tad too long for me being on the shorter side. The reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is that it is so form fitting that in order to use the bathroom you literally have to unzip the entire back- there is no way you can just pull the dress up. Unzipping wasn't necessarily a problem but it is impossible to zip it back up on your own, so I had to rely on my girlfriends in the bathroom or have my boyfriend wait right outside the door. Not the most convenient thing.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
October 24, 2016
Great dress!

This was an awesome dress and color for a fall wedding! The length was longer on me than on the model but I think it works for this style of dress. I would definitely go at least one size up, especially if you have any hips at all, I had some trouble getting the dress up & down over my hips and butt. I rented the 6 & 8 and the 6 fit great so I didn't even try the 8. I normally wear a 0 or 2 in most things I get from RTR so I'm glad I read the reviews before renting. As long as you size up I think this is a great dress to try out, it's classy with a little bit of sexy while still keeping you pretty covered up. Would definitely rent again, especially if it came in other colors!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 2, 2016
AH-MAZING

It definitely runs small, so I would recommend going 1-2 sizes up. It's a gorgeous dress for a fall wedding and people couldn't stop complimenting the dress- I loved it!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 7, 2016
Beautiful Color

I wore this dress to a charity event in November. The color is beautiful and the cut is very flattering (the neckline is very slimming ...especially for your arms). I would highly recommend this dress, but be careful because it runs very small. The material is stiff with almost no stretch. I would size up 1 to 2 sizes

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 10, 2016
Loved it

Beautiful

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
November 10, 2016
Perfect color for a winery wedding!

I wore this to a fall wedding, at a winery. I received tons of compliments. The dress fit like a glove and the color was rich/vibrant. The fabric was stretchy, so very comfortable. I wore the 4 for a little more room to move and dance.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 11, 2016
Great color for a Fall wedding

Pros: beautiful color, unique neckline, flattering fit if you get the right size. Tons of compliments all night Cons: THIS DRESS RUNS SUPER SMALL!! It is tight all the way down to the knees and there is a slit up the back. I ripped the size 2 dress up the slit attempting to step up into a limo and luckily had the backup size 4 to wear. I spent the rest of the night panicked that the 4 would rip every time I pulled it up and down to go to the bathroom.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
November 16, 2016
Perfect for a fall wedding

I loved the berry color of this dress. It was classy yet sexy. As the other reviews state, this dress runs small. I wore one size up. It's almost impossible to go to the bathroom without unzipping the dress so I recommend having a bathroom buddy to help zip and unzip the dress.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
November 17, 2016
This dress is sexy, classy, and different than the norm!

Great dress. Much more fitted than the style I usually wear, so I was self-conscious at first, but I got a ton of compliments and enjoyed wearing it all night! The wedding I attended was a 10 hour affair, and the dress was comfortable the whole way through - even after champagne, cake, appetizers and dinner. The fabric was much more stretchy and soft than I expected. Definitely runs small. I'm normally a 0 or 2, and I wore the 4. To my ladies with hips - I feel you. I was nervous about my lower half being too wide for such a tight dress, but order a size up and you'll be just fine! Thanks, Rent the Runway. My husband loved the dress and the whole experience was so fun! Definitely doing this again.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 131lbs
November 20, 2016
RTR always provides great selection of dresses for every occasion and always feel great in them.

Dress fits small so go one size up. I'm normally in a 6 and the 8 fit perfect. Great fit for a perfect occasion.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 23, 2016
Devil in a new dress

Loved this dress!! Got so many compliments from waitstaff to strangers, friends and family. I love how it's over the knee very classy and the color is this beautiful light burgundy, perfect for the fall date. Dress is true to size! I paired this with a RTR earring as well.

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