Banana Pepper Dress

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Stylist Notes

Spice up your night in this Mark & James tomato-red flutter sleeve dress. The gold braided waistband adds dramatic detail against the lady-like ruffle tiers. Shown here with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Mod Squared Necklace for an easy day to night look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Red crinkle chiffon (100% polyester). Flutter sleeves. Crew neckline. Straight skirt with ruffle detail and gold braided belt at waist. Hidden back zipper with snap closure and faux button detail. Lined. 34.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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178 reviews
Fit
Large
(35)
True to Size
(117)
Small
(7)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 140lbs
July 29, 2016
This dress was a back up sent after the original dress didn't work , worn for an outside wedding
It was true to size, however the built in belt was rather tight around my rib cage. The color was a pretty tangerine with gold braided belt. I wore a chunky gold necklace and earrings .
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 16, 2016
Great color...super comfortable
Dress ran true to size. Very comfortable to wear. Getting to wear a normal bra is always a plus!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Age: 33
July 2, 2016
Couldn't wear the dress.
It fit in the bust area (which is tough sometimes for 34DD), but the gold belted part below was ridiculously tight and while I could physically put the dress on, I couldn't breath particularly deeply. REALLY uncomfortable. The rest of the dress fit very loose/large overall otherwise, so it seemed odd that the gold area was so much smaller. Not a great first experience, but the packaging was easy to return.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 13, 2016
So many compliments on the dress and it is a fun, bold color!
Super comfortable but still looks flattering!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 34
Weight: 170lbs
May 25, 2016
I ordered this dress for a rehearsal dinner, but the evening was too cold for me to wear it :(
Fit great, I had plenty of room to move. I'm only 4'11" and this dress was not too long
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
May 24, 2016
Loved! Perfect for our Bermuda cruise! Lovely color and the material is perfect for summer!
The fit was spot-on, perfect with a gold necklace and can easily be worn with a jacket or blazer if it's chilly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
May 17, 2016
Vibrant color!
I liked this dress. It is true to size and the color is a bright vibrant coral color. Looked great with the necklace RTR recommends and their large chunky bracelet. I wore gold slingback open toed shoes with it...gold shoes were perfect! The waist fits a bit snug so I would go with the larger size. Unfortunately, my dress had a white stain on the front that kind of grossed me out so I ended up not wearing it at the last minute. Great spring dress for a fun occasion.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Age: 33
May 2, 2016
The dress arrived promptly and fit well
Fit was true to size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 25, 2016
Fun party dress
I wore this for my birthday and it was a fun dress to wear out. I even was able to throw on a sweater to make it work appropriate for earlier in the day. The only slight negative -- it might have been the gold belt, but something about it made it feel a bit like a Grecian costume.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 149lbs
April 22, 2016
Dress fit well, was perfect for a wedding and the whole process was easy and convenient.
The smallest part of this dress was the waist, otherwise I probably could have sized down but thank goodness I have a larger bust because you really need that to fill out the top. The size 6 (which is my normal) size fit very well though and I'm very happy with how it looked!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124lbs
April 14, 2016
Great dress
Great color! Bright orange-red. Great fit. Very flattering! I felt pretty all night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
April 13, 2016
Great dress for a cruise getaway! It was light and flowy, would definitely rent this dress again.
Loved the gold belt and buttons on the back.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 28, 2016
Fun color and flirty style!
Wore for a party in Vegas. Fun and flirty in a reddish/orange color. I am usually an 8-10 but the 6 was all that was available. Although it was a tighter fit, it was still fine and I enjoyed wearing it and got lots of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 7, 2016
Dress is darling! Love the style. However, there is no give in the waist which rides a bit high
Perfect little cocktail dress! The waist is high with no stretch...to be comfortable you may want to go up a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
November 22, 2015
Great color and fun to wear
I selected this dress when my original dress was unavailable and my order was being shipped. RTR contacted me to select another dress free of charge. I wore this dress twice as I had rented it for 8 days. Once to a benefit auction in my town and again while on vacation in Jamaica. It worked well for both events. For the auction, I wore it with a black velvet blazer and brown boots. In Jamaica, I wore it with gold sandals. As previous reviewers noted, the dress is tight when getting over your hips, but once on, I had no problems. I do wish that it had little loops with snaps to hold bra straps in place.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
October 26, 2015
Cute, short torso
There was a pull in the skirt. When this was noticed, I changed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
September 27, 2015
Great color and perfect to wear for a wedding!
I'm usually a size 8, but this dress ran big so I had to go with the 6, which was still a bit big because I have a smaller bust. The color is fantastic! I rented the recommended necklace as well which weighs a ton but compliments the dress well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
September 18, 2015
Great color
Size 8 was better for me
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
September 15, 2015
Very comfortable, great quality.
Great fit. Loved the button detail on the back. The only complaint I have is that there are no little Snaps to hold your bra in so the straps at the shoulder peek out a bit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 153lbs
September 10, 2015
Loved this dress! I got many compliments!
I ordered this dress for a rehearsal dinner. I ordered two sizes and was surprised to find that the smaller size fit. I was nervous because other reviews said it was tight around the hips, but I didn't find that to be the case at all. The buttons over the zipper were a nice touch. I also found that the dress could be dressed up or down based on the accessories.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 166lbs
September 2, 2015
Great comfortable fit! Perfect for warm occasions and a beautiful color!!!
I fit into a 10 but since I was at a wedding and there would be dancing and eating I decided I wanted to be comfortable so I went a size up to a 12. It was perfect, true to size, light weight and the color pops!!! I highly recommend it for warm outside events and it's true, there is no give on the belt/waist so if you aren't sure go up a size. Also great if you have a fairly large bust. Pair it with the necklace RTR has or your own gold jewelry and it goes either built in belt. I loved this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
August 24, 2015
Great customer service
This dress is super comfortable. It's true to size with a little wiggle room. I like how it's loose on the torso without looking like a potato sack. I wish I had a picture of the back. It has cute buttons that give it more detail. Great summer/fall color too!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 178lbs
August 24, 2015
Beautiful
It was a beautiful fit.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
August 16, 2015
Great fit and feel.
Wore the the necklace pictured which "made" the dress. Wish I owned the dress
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
August 6, 2015
Very flattering; simple design but fun color!
Pretty, flawy fabric; belt adds waist to what could have been an unstructured look. Got tons of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
August 3, 2015
Beautiful Rehearsal Dinner
It's a beautiful dress but like other reviews have said, the top definitely runs big. I wore this to a rehearsal dinner. It was a very hot evening so this dress was very comfortable. It was very flowy and other than on the top, it fell very well. Even with the baggier top, I still got a few compliments on the dress. This would be best for someone with a larger chest or longer torso. It really is a great color!! I wouldn't rent this again, but have no regrets whatsoever.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
July 20, 2015
Too small in waist, didn't wear.
This was a cute dress that I was going to wear to a fancy bridal brunch, but the waist was too tight. I could stand, but not sit, and I wanted to be able to sit and EAT! I do carry some weight around my stomach, so if you are a similar body type, size up, but if you have sweet abs, this size would be great. Room up top for busty gals.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 13, 2015
Glad I sized up, Great dress!
Dress fit every well and loved the necklace with it. Was a bit fitted on my hips, but not too tight. Really loved the color and would highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
July 1, 2015
Great dress for a bridal shower
I wore this dress to an outdoor bridal shower in the spring. it was great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
June 30, 2015
Great dress
Fit perfectly. Like other reviews said, it is not fitted on top so there was some extra fabric but it didn't look bad. It would work well for women with a larger chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
June 21, 2015
Loved it!!
Perfect fit for a bridal shower!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 15, 2015
Casual, sexy, tasteful, would definitely rent again! Easy to dress it up and down!
I fluctuate between 8-10-12 depending on weight (sadly). I tried it on at the RTR store and planned on wearing the 10 but the 12 fit better with the included attached belt. I initially rented this for college reunion but couldn't go so I wore it to a wine tasting date with a friend. Perfect for spring/summer! I'll definitely rent this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 5, 2015
It was perfect to wear as a guest to a friend's wedding!
This dress fit really well! The color is bold and I received a lot of compliments.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
June 4, 2015
Very pretty!! Loved this dress! Perfect for a rehearsal dinner!
It fit true to size and was actually a little tight! But I wore it anyways to a rehearsal dinner! I loved the buttons in the back and the pretty gold belt. It has beautiful details. I wore wedge sandals with it because the rehearsal dinner was more casual, but you could definitely dress it up with dressier heels. Can't go wrong with this cute dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
June 2, 2015
Strange Fit
Dress is very pretty but the fit was not flattering on this pear-shaped girl. The belt hit me at a strange place and made my middle look way bigger than it actually is. The color is nice but just wasn't for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 1, 2015
Great color, really loose on top
The top is pretty loose. I wear an 6-8 depending on where the waist hits. The 6 was a little snug in the waist, but bearable. The top half on the 8 was SUPER baggy. However, I got tons of compliments on the color, it was comfortable, and the necklace (also RTR) was perfect!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 1, 2015
Absolutely loved this dress!
Absolutely loved this dress and I got a ton of compliments! Only complaint is what some other reviews said about the belt hitting in a weird spot. It dug into my ribs when I was sitting down. Other than that I thought it was perfect .
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 1, 2015
Pretty color, but the bust was way too big.
Overall from the waist down, the dress fit well however I didn't wear the dress because the top was baggy
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 47
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 24, 2015
This dress worked out nicely.
This dress was comfortable and the draping makes it flattering. The color is beautiful. The length was just right for my height of 5'
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
May 15, 2015
Cute & Comfy
I wore this dress to a bar mitzvah and it's after party, and it was cute and pretty comfortable. I often wear a size 8, but went with the size 10 because it gave me a little more room for my hips. I would absolutely rent this again. It was modest enough to be appropriate for synagogue services, but still fun. I wore it with a cardigan during services.
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