Mara Hoffman

Elle Knit Dress

$550 retail

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Stylist Notes

Mara Hoffman takes your favorite sweater and plays with proportions to give you your new favorite dress. Throw on a blazer and you're ready to go.

Size & Fit

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

Product Details

Cream cotton (100% Organic Cotton). Hourglass. Sleeveless. High neck. 50" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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29 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 8, 2018
Wow!!!!!

This dress is so pretty and comfortable. Fits true to size. Has pockets. Received tons of compliments. Definitely wearing this again before sending back !

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XLR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 11, 2018
So comfortable

This is a great dress. It's a sweater dress but skims the body nicely. Great turtleneck and the armholes are not too low and hide bra straps. The dress did NOT come with the pictures belt but I wore it with a vintage Pringle cashmere beaded sweater and my own belt. The length and fit and feel of this dress are lush, elegant and it has pockets! Swoon! Top 5 rentals so far.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 19, 2018
Cream Long Dress | Mara Hoffman

Very cute for the holidays but was expecting a bit more from this dress. The XS was not as tight as I expected.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
January 4, 2019
Cozy, flattering, easy to wear

Rented this just because but took it on vacation. Enjoyed the mod belt detail and overall flattering cut. Not for warm weather though...hence, pictured here by the ice machine.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 5, 2019
Work dress

The dress is cute and style as expected. Note it's a bit darker than the photos from RTR, not ivory but more like an oatmeal. It seemed a little used, but still wearable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 27, 2019
Beautiful Winter White

I wore this dress for Christmas Day. Very high quality, heavy sweater material that makes it appropriate for colder weather despite being sleeveless. I was thrilled to be able to wear this longer dress dress despite being very short -- note I did wear high boots to make it do-able though. Endless compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 1, 2019
Fashionable yet warm!

Comfortable and super easy to wear! Because it's winter, I paired it with a black thin turtleneck underneath which also helped with the very slightly large arm holes. I chose black stockings and sock booties, but easily could've done my black cowboy boots for a little extra! They didn't send me a belt so I wore my own and loved the look!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
February 23, 2019
Disappointed

I thought this dress would be a totally different material. It looks like a sweater rather than a pretty think material. The color was also not ivory, it was more of a dingy off white. The dress ran huge and didn't really do my figure any favors. I'm really bummed because I'd been eyeing this dress for weeks. It ended up being very frumpy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 5, 2019
Lots of compliments

Wore this to a friend's baby shower, and got a lot of compliments. The fit is pretty fitted, but flattering. Runs true to size and great for curves

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
March 7, 2019
Loved, felt so chic

A friend said I had "Diane Keaton vibes in the best way". Another said it was "tres chic". This dress was so comfortable, and I felt so glam in it. I wore it 3X, including to a photo shoot for a local magazine profile. Rented in the midst of 16° NYC weather and wore it with heat tech leggings underneath, you couldn't even tell I was warm AND chic! Thanks RTR!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
March 10, 2019
Gorgeous, flowy, sweater dress!

This dress is a high quality knit that hangs beautifully. As the other reviews say, that arm holes are large. But not insurmountably so. Gorgeous dress. Would definitely rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 30DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
March 15, 2019
Gorgeous winter dress

Fit was a little loose but I ordered up. Very flattering. The only thing that bugged me about this dress was the sides are cut really narrow so whatever bra you are wearing is going to show.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 1, 2019
Throw on and go

Lovely, well-constructed perfectly for transitioning weather. I threw a denim jacket over it with brown Celine boots & gave off Santa Fe vibes. Would def rent again.

Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 4, 2019
Classic, beautiful piece

Wore this to my bridal shower, felt so comfortable and got a ton of compliments. This dress is well made, structured, classic but also unique. Highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
May 18, 2019
Love love love!

Stretches out a bit, and the belt can look sloppy, but I would love to own this one. Great winter white. Not really warm, but beautiful.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 163lbs
May 19, 2019
Armholes very gape-y, kind of saggy

Rented this to wear for an engagement shower, but ended up not. The arm holes were too big, you could see my bra :( ended up not wearing

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
August 8, 2019
Super comfortable and chic.

Fit perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 26, 2019
Really big

Loved this dress. Great fabric and fun cut, but the size I got was way too big. Hoping I can still rent it in a smaller size some time.

Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 20, 2019
I wore this dress for my engagement photos. It was so comfortable, and my fiancé was obsessed.

From the other reviews, I was worried about the large armholes (so I ordered a size down as backup) and that the dress would be missing a belt. The size down was perfect- no bra showing whatsoever with my multi-way crossed back straps. And not only did the dress come with a belt, but RTR sent an extra one with it as well!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 19, 2019
This dress is very classy!

The dress fits great. It is very comfortable. The only thing to be careful about is the arm holes are a little large, so I could not wear a regular bra with it. I switched to a strapless, which was much better, but still showed a little bit. I did wear a cardigan with it so it was fine! Loved this dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 26, 2019
Cute fit. Arms holes are revealing.

The arm holes were pretty large and revealed too much side boob for me to wear without a jacket. Cute fit- did not accentuate big hips as many woven/knit dresses can. Wore with a leather jacket.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Age: 44
February 5, 2019
Little bit wide on the bottom for me but it is a unique dress and I liked it. Material is thick.....

A little bit big toward bottom

Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
February 14, 2019
Long, great flow and fun slit.

This is a nice cotton knit dress with great styling belt and awesome slit. I thought it was a jumpsuit, but the slit long skirt makes it even better.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 16, 2019
Work - totally forgettable.

I would say the dress runs large, but I mistakenly ordered the large when i'm a medium. Aside from being a bit big (my bad) it totally comfortable. Will prob order again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 154lbs
April 4, 2019
Beautiful dress. Just did not fit me right.

Really great dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Age: 41
May 21, 2019
Comfortable and versatile.

Very comfortable, runs true to size but the arm openings are large and require a sheath.

Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Age: 25
July 10, 2019
Super comfy dress for summer evening event!

Got a ton of compliments on this one. Didn't love the placement of the slit (kind of awkward), but overall a good dress. The fabric stretches so you can bank on it fitting well (enough) for whatever event you've got.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XLR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
August 7, 2019
Rented this for work.

Ordered the wrong size. Should have rented either the LR or M. XLR was way too big in the arm holes and even with a belt couldn't be made to look like it fit. The material is heavy sweater material and stretches down with the weight of gravity as you wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
August 12, 2019
Flattering easy to wear transitional outfit.

Flattering dress that wears like a jumpsuit. Easy to wear and will be a great transitional outfit from summer to fall. Even on a 100 degree day, this outfit did not feel too heavy or warm. Felt very chic. The one negative is the armholes are large so I wore a camisole underneath. Next time I rent, I will go down a size.

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