Mara Hoffman

Yellow Emilie Dress

$495 retail

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Stylist Notes

Bold, contrast buttons trail down the side of this vibrant, one-shoulder shift dress by Mara Hoffman that begs to be beachside.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Straight, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Straight, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Tea length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Yellow cotton (100% Organic Cotton). Shift. Three quarter puff sleeves. One shoulder neckline. Exposed side button down placket. 50" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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65 reviews
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Large
(7)
True to Size
(22)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 121lbs
April 14, 2018
The dress draws attention

At my height it was a little above the ankles. My stride was restricted but I'm sure if you unbutton a button at the bottom it'll be better to walk in. The dress is textured like crepe material but thicker. It is very yellow . I did not like the length on me or the shape on my athletic body - will work for others, just not for me - so I wore it to school lol

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
April 17, 2018
What a fun dress!

I loved every moment of being in this dress. The color was very vibrant and cheerful. I wore a slip underneath to be on the safe side. It fit just right.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 26, 2018
Fancy day dress

I wore this to a bridal shower and it was compliments galore! This dress probably works for every type of body, but being short and busty it seemed better suited for a taller, smaller-breasted woman. Shorter, rounder girls might look boxy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 4, 2018
Gorgeous and Vibrant

Great color, a true goldenrod yellow. Wore this for a post-performance party and got tons of compliments. Would definitely rent again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
May 14, 2018
Loved this dress soooo much!

Fit well and def got lots of compliments on it all night!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 3, 2018
Standout Dress!

Gorgeous, loose fitting dress. It is supposed to be loose fitting around your midsection, so I thought it might be in the "man-repeller" category, but to my surprise my husband absolutely loved it. Easy to accessorize with black heels and jewelry. Even though it is loose fitting, don't size down too much because it gets tighter around your legs and you won't be able to walk as easily. Also, great for tall girls like me, but may be an awkward length if you are shorter.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
June 5, 2018
Amazing fabric but terrible cut

I love the fabric. It's high quality and the color is incredible. Love the buttons. Love the concept. But it is so unflattering! I like a boxy fit when the cut is right or the fabric is flowing but it's not here and doesn't work unfortunately.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 4, 2018
The Yellow Color, Light Fabric, and One Shoulder Combination are Magic!

I loved this dress and definitely would of kept it in my collection if I could. I wore it out to an engagement celebration dinner of friends my last night in Aruba. The yellow was vibrant, fabric was light, and the one shoulder with side buttons gave it a little edge. Please note it runs large though. I wore high heels and a signature necklace turned to the back to balance all of this look.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
August 9, 2018
Show stopping color

Wore to my friends wedding party and received so many compliments. Nice, loose fit

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 24, 2018
Fun, summery frock

Definitely size down! Loved the color and shape. Got tons of compliments.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 31, 2018
Perfect statement dress!

this dress was a showstopper at a wine country wedding! Fits true to Mara Hoffman sizing. Make sure undergarments are nude because it is a bit sheer. Would rent again in a heartbeat!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
September 10, 2018
Comfy but chic

I had to rent the 10R since the 8R was not available. It was a tad roomy but still worked. I wore with gold flat sandals to a casual end of summer wedding. It was so comfy but I still felt dressy. I have 36DDD bust and felt comfortable in a strapless bra. Def recommend!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 25, 2018
Yellow is not my color

I usually love the fit of Mara Hoffman dresses, but this one did not flatter me. The color is really strong. It looks great on some people but not on me. This fit differently from other MH dresses. It might be because the material has less structure. It didn't work for me so I didn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 16, 2018
Great color and fit!

So comfy, flattering and great style. Love the one shoulder and button detail

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Age: 33
December 12, 2018
Lots of compliments, my aunt wanted to keep it !

Beautiful fabric, billowy and roomy enough for a big dinner belly!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
January 4, 2019
Perfect color, fit, and material.

I received many compliments immediately. The cut is on trend but a classic silhouette. It's loose but hit my curves tastefully. I could easily dress it up with a heel but I wore flat sandals since i was on vacation and it was the first night out. I would consider purchasing this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 156lbs
January 10, 2019
Vacation perfection

Perfect for wine country! The buttons on the side are so chic and unexpected. Vibrant yellow. Very comfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122lbs
January 24, 2019
The perfect yellow vacation dress!

Fits TTS. A soft, comfy fit that was perfect for the warm México days! The color is vibrant and pops just like in the photo! Will definitely rent again for a vacay!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
January 31, 2019
Love the color and how fashion forward it is. No body con here!

Wore for Mehendi celebration for my friend's wedding week in India and accidentally ended up matching the decor. I really liked the chill vibe and got a lot of compliments on the dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 180lbs
February 18, 2019
Chic! A little modern, a little retro and the perfect yellow!

Amazing dress!! Im a true 12 right now and this fit so well! I wore span. and a strapless bra, loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 26, 2019
Unique look

I really enjoyed this dress. It was interesting and different. Comfortable to wear. It was showing some wear along the neckline

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 27, 2019
Amazing color and comfortable!

Great day to night item that can be worn with flat sandals or wedges. Buttons can be undone on sides to show as much leg as you want.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
March 4, 2019
I wish it worked for me

I made the mistake of renting this when it was way too cold out. This dress is meant to be worn with sandals and not much else, but there I was trying to make it warmer with tights and ankle boots. Fail. Plus my black strapless bra showed through the sheer fabric and if I didn't wear a bra, it was very obvious (as you can prob see in my pic). I didn't wear it out but maybe I'd try this dress again in the summer with lighter undergarments. It also wasn't very flattering though (for my 5'4 height or for my tummy).

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 10, 2019
Great Spring Dress

Wore to a daytime event for work. Love the color. Love the fit.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
March 22, 2019
Extremely chic

Wish I snapped a photo - it's effortless and chic, the sleeve is super billowy so you have to be ok in a statement piece. A little bit see through but fine with the right undergarments including a strapless bra. Loved this!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
April 5, 2019
Chic monk

Weird to say, but I felt like a chic monk in this dress. The color is great for Spring/Summer and the button details on the side make this oversized fit feel cool & sophisticated. I paired it with a black leather jacket and it looked great! Also, you can eat as much as you want in this dress. Always a win. ;)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 12, 2019
Loved it so much, purchased it!

Such a unique piece, I had to buy it. My girlfriends loved it also. It's more of a baggy loose fit.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 14, 2019
Chic and easy!

Rented for a beach vacation. It's sort of a sack-like look but because it fit well up top (meaning there wasn't gaping around neck or sleeve) it feels fashion v sloppy. It's super wrinkly but could probably work for cocktail event too.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 121lbs
May 23, 2019
Great color and fabric! No stretch

Breathable fabric! Very comfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 28, 2019
Does not run large

I read several reviews that this dress runs very large – so I opted for the size 2 since I'm typically a size XS/S/2/4. The 2 was tight under my armpit on the off the shoulder side, and it hugged my bottom almost like a bodycon. I was hoping for a looser look, which I would've definitely needed the size 4 or maybe even 6 to achieve. For reference, my measurements are 34-26-36. Hope this is helpful! It's a cool dress, hoping to rent it in a larger size someday.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 29, 2019
Didn't fit quite right

Hmmm, this should have worked - maybe in one size up? Although I had read that Mara Hoffman runs large, I got my regular size in this dress. I think it's supposed to be more drapey and it didn't quite "hang" on me enough - was a little snug in the hips. I might have been able to work it out as the fabric stretches a bit, but the shoulder fit awkwardly and just didn't look right. Oh well. Didn't wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
June 4, 2019
It was ok.

Didn't flatter my figure and it had some marks on it from being worn previously.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
August 12, 2019
Cute date dress

Perfect casually sexy dress for a date night. The color pops, and the puff one shoulder sleeve is the perfect sassy touch.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
September 10, 2019
It comes waaay to low on the strapless side making it impossible to wear

Bad fit

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
May 7, 2018
Endless Compliments!

I rented this to wear for a night out in Savannah on a bachelorette trip on Cinco de Mayo and it couldn't have been more perfect. People complimented me all night and it was SO comfortable. It done run a tad big, so I would suggest sizing down as a backup. It also is a little sheer, so with the one shoulder you have to mindful of the bra you wear. But 10/10 would recommend!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 30, 2018
STYLIST REVIEW

This dress actually surprised me! At first glance I wasn't sure if I would be a major fan but this edgy, bright dress by Mara Hoffman definitely grabs all of the attention. The dress is overall a little large so I would definitely advise sizing down for back up but your primary size should do the trick! The dress is pretty loose all around and works best for all cup sizes. Due to the one shoulder, I would advise wearing a strapless, nubra or no bra overall. At 5'6 and a half it hits right at my ankles. Since the dress does so much on its own, I would definitely recommend pairing with a bracelet or small accessory to dress it up or some sandals to dress it down for a more casual, everyday look!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 28DD
Body type: Hourglass
June 2, 2018
It's sunshine!

So cute! Bags put a little through the day, so a size down is ideal! Love it, dreamy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
June 24, 2018
Really fun, belt it if you're curvy

This dress really stood out at the big event I wore it to and was fun to wear - really nice fabric, no ironing. I did belt it, because unless you're model-tall and flat it looks a big shapeless.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
July 11, 2018
I'm petite and it fit me like a sack of potatoes. Definitely would look better on someone tall.

not for petite.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
July 22, 2018
Bright & Pretty

So comfy and pretty. The color and one arm turns heads and garners compliments. I will definitely rent again, but one size smaller. Runs a little large.

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