Mara Hoffman

Brown Gwyneth Knit Dress

$395 retail

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Stylist Notes

Shapely lines add figure-flattering structure to this swingy knit dress by Mara Hoffman.

Size & Fit

Sized: XS-XL, one length available. Regular measures 50" from shoulder to hemline.

Product Details

Brown knit (52% Refibra, 21% Polyamide, 19% Modal, 6% Recycled Cotton, 2% Elastane). Hourglass. Boat neckline. Three quarter sleeves. 50" from shoulder to hemline. Made in USA.

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43 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(13)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
October 6, 2018
Super comfortable

I really liked this dress. It was super comfortable but not very forgiving. I decided to wear it anyway for the comfort. Highly recommend good spanx or body shaper. I thought it was very feminine with a bit of old school and liked that about it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
October 22, 2018
This dress was big on me, but still beautiful. It lays nicely and looks sophisticated.

Good for cool weather. Good for the office.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 23, 2018
"You look like money"

I rented this for work, wore it with tan high heel booties and a vest to interview candidates for my counterpart Director role. One of our developers told me "you look like money, like you're someone to respect." I mean, yeah! I'll take that!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 4, 2018
Great color!

Cute fit...little low on the back use a scarf if super professional.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XLR
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
October 30, 2018
Fit way better than expected!

This fit way better than I expected! I rented on a whim for a weekend in Chicago with varying weather. It was comfortable, thick, and warm but not overwhelming. Ended up wearing to a concert. Was way more flattering that I expected and I received so many compliments. A great rental!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
November 2, 2018
Looked a little pregnant

The dress is cute and I got a few compliments. However, there's no structure so it shows everything you have in your tummy area.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 9, 2018
Thick material

Flattering

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XLR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
November 10, 2018
Great fall look

I loved the surprising lower back on this dress. I paired it with brown cowboy boots. The material is heavy which is nice this time of year but was not the most flattering for my midsection.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 13, 2018
Super comfy but very form fitting

I wore this dress with brown tights and tan flats. It's definitely more of like a burnt orange/dark brown/black striped than a chocolate brown color. It's very comfortable but very form fitting. The back is a little low cut, and my bra straps showed, so I wore a strapless bra with it and it worked out fine.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 19, 2018
Unique & Fun for Fall

Received many compliments . Dress is form fitting and thick material . Kept me warm . Wore this to a thanksgiving potluck and it was perfect . Could use spanks underneath. Good for me because I'm tall so it was still flattering but classy!

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
November 28, 2018
Simple and elegant

It's stunning.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 3, 2018
Super cute!

This dress is so flattering and perfect for fall! I got so many compliments and wore it a couple times before returning it - highly recommend.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XLR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
December 8, 2018
Beautiful back

I liked the back neckline of this dress, but in general I was not a fan of the color. I found the dress to be a bit too long and a little big overall.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 30DDD/E
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
December 14, 2018
Very tight

I usually wear xs or s in Mara Hoffman. Rented a small and it was super tight and fitted- showed off every lump and bump, bra and underwear lines- didn't wear because it made me feel large. Was not flattering. Also the fabric looked faded and pilly

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
January 15, 2019
Nice idea. Awkward shoulders.

Nice dress. High quality, stretchy fabric. Shoulders were a little awkward. Half on, half off.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
January 21, 2019
Very matronly

Sent it back without wearing it. Fell almost to the ankle and color was not attractive. Just didn't look good.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XLR
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
February 3, 2019
Elegant and flattering

Looks like a sack on the hanger but is insanely flattering, warm and pretty with ribbed details and a low-cut back. Don't want to return it :( it's perfectly seasonal and I may hold onto it through Feb

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 6, 2019
Perfect. Comfy. Flattering.

I'm 5'3" and short-torso'd, and I was surprised to find this dress incredibly flattering for my petite frame. I worried it might be a little long, but with heeled booties it looked great! I wore it in cold weather with stockings, but it would make a nice fall piece with sandals. Didn't need a special bra to wear it, felt breathable, and felt casually glamorous all day. The color is true to the photo -- a lovely cognac brown. Now I just have to decide if I should buy it!

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Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
February 20, 2019
I felt extremely confident in this dress! Sooo flattering!

This dress fits true to size and has stretch to the fabric. It is very comfy but also form fitting and flattering. I received so many compliments while wearing this!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
March 1, 2019
A nice change of pace

I wore this dress to work once with a black blazer. It was a nice change of pace, but not really my style. The brown has black undertones (minute stripes) and the fabric is heavy/ good quality. The scoop neck was a little lower than I'd like and I felt that I swam in the dress without the blazer.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 30G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 18, 2019
Cute dress for work in winter

It's a heavy material, and flattering fit. A lil too heavy for wear in April in the south but would rent it in colder months again.

Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 26, 2019
Dress fit like a glove and didn't show sweat. Great thick yet breathable fabric

Was perfect

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 21, 2019
Great cool weather dress

Wore this to work and loves it. I sized up since I'm 24-weeks pregnant and it fit perfectly. It was super cozy and looked flattering. It's been a cooler spring, so this worked well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 6, 2019
Good to wear to work

It was fine!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 1, 2019
I went on a date to the museum!

I read some reviews and was hopeful this dress would fit me as a midi, like intended. I knew this was a risk since I'm so petite. I ordered the smallest size and was so bummed that it hit my ankles. Given the material, taping it up would have been difficult. Perhaps if I had wider hips or a larger chest it wouldn't have hit so low, but all-in-all the look wasn't what I was going for.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
November 8, 2018
Awkward fit

I'm busty and hourglass shaped, average height, and this wasn't a flattering neckline or length for me. Would recommend sizing up if you're between a Medium and a Large normally.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 25, 2018
Comfortable and chic

I wore this dress to work and then to dinner, and it worked well. I really like it, and got a lot of compliments on it. I didn't want to suck it in all day, so went up in size and it worked well. Add a belt and some boots and it looks great for winter.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 19, 2019
okay

small

Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142lbs
January 25, 2019
So So

For a size large it seemed tight on me. I'm 5'7, 142 and I thought it would be looser. The fabric and quality of construction were good. I was happy with the length. Perfect for work. I paired it with a mohair duster of my own, just because the back of the dress being scooped kind of bothered me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 26, 2019
Tight in the arms

The dress is heavy and great quality, but I couldn't wear it because the shoulder/arm area was so tight. The color didn't really do anything for me and it's definitely a dress that looks matronly if it isn't accessorized well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 10, 2018
Perfect for Fall!

I loved this dress! The fabric in a good weight and the color a beautiful rich autumn brown. The cut could be seen as plain, though the fabric's ribbing gives it a slight pattered appearance. Wore it twice, Lots of compliments both occasions.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 27, 2018
Fall feminine!

Loved this dress. Much more exciting on than on the hanger - really flattering and feminine. Love how the skirt moves. Paired it with a black bootie.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Bust size: 38D
November 9, 2018
Cute and fitted.

Loved the fabric and the quality. But, as I wore the dress, the back seemed lower and lower and the neckline in front higher. Eventually the neckline was at my choker.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
November 14, 2018
Classic and comfortable

Dress hugs your body and shape wear might be needed. My husband loved this dress on me. I paired it with some black booties.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 25, 2018
I wore this to Thanksgiving and it was PERFECT.

Cozy and warm material, beautiful scooped back. Flattering too - it hugged in all the right places and had nice boning around my waist. I like that it flares out rather than being too fitted like most sweater dresses. Definitely will rent again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
December 4, 2018
Beautiful

I love this dress! It's warm and heavy. The color is actually brown with black stripes. It is not tight in the hip area, so it's very flattering; however, the chest area and arms were tight. I loved it from the waist down, but I wore a small jacket on top because it was so tight. At 5"4, this dress was just above my ankles.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32G
December 20, 2018
Nice work dress

Lots of compliments! It is more striped than just brown but that's been mentioned. Great fit as well. Wears well on the body!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 1, 2019
fun

so much prettier than the pictures show. Ultra comfy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 10, 2019
Wrong size T_T

Cute dress but I got a size too small. Will definitely go for a small next time.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 44
February 3, 2019
I felt really pulled together in this outfit

The color is subtle and pretty and the fit is great.

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