Martin Grant

Striped Balloon Dress

$1,219 retail

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Stylist Notes

Short balloon sleeves add trend-right charm to this breezy tunic-style dress by Martin Grant. Pair with the Alix Mini Top Handle Satchel by Phillip Lim for a polished look.

Size & Fit

Sized: 34-44, French sizing, one length available. Regular measures 49.5" from shoulder to hemline.

Product Details

Black striped crepe (81% Viscose,12% Virgin Wool, 7% Cotton). Hourglass. Short sleeves. V-neckline. Partially lined. 49.5" from shoulder to hemline. 32.5" from shoulder to top of slit; 17" slit. Imported.

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23 reviews
Fit
Large
(0)
True to Size
(2)
Small
(10)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
July 19, 2018
Itchy fabric

Fabric was SUPER itchy, so much so I couldn't wait to take it off after trying it on. Hips a little snug for curvy ladies like moi.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 158lbs
July 28, 2018
NA

N/A

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
August 3, 2018
Tight in the hips

I'm bustier than hippy and this dress was tight on my hips

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 2, 2018
Gorgeous and comfy

Loved this dress. So chic & simple. I have a small waist and larger thighs, so it was a bit snug in the legs/butt and loose in the waist - but once belted it worked perfectly!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2018
Too Small

This dress runs very, very small and if you're a tall gal-the slit can reveal much more than one would like. I didn't wear it because it was too small and had the weird slit and then it bagged around the waist. The fit was very strange.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
September 17, 2018
Unflattering

This dress is meant for a stick figure. Not flattering, right around the waste and poofy shoulders .

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
December 28, 2018
Tiny - suggest sizing up or skipping altogether. Not worth the money

Tiny

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 30, 2019
Chic black dress

Love the balloon sleeves and center slit. Def runs small esp in the hip area. Size up 1-2 sizes.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 28, 2019
Easy and comfy ..

Ordered a size larger due to reviews.. if you are hippy like me it is a bit snug but looks slimming due to the long waist and pattern .. perfect for all seasons .

Size worn:
34R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 1, 2019
Not functional

There is no zipper, so if you have hips it is hard to get on. You have to size up- I am a size 0 (some brands that is even too big) and this was skin tight from the hips down, making the stomach baggy. In theory a great dress, the top and fabric are great.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
August 8, 2019
Small

This dress was narrow in the hips and way too small. Didn't wear, returned immediately.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
August 22, 2018
Sadly too small, needed one size larger and the belt was missing on this one. Will rent size larger!

Sadly too small, needed one size larger and the belt was missing on this one. Will rent size larger!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Age: 38
October 5, 2018
Not well cut!

The slit on this dress was insane! I am only 5' 2" and I could not wear it because you could literally see my underwear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DDD/E
October 10, 2018
The worst.

Dress is cut like a straight box. Huge in the waist and impossibly tight in the bust and hips. Not for anyone with an ounce of curve.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 26, 2018
Didn't wear it

beautiful dress. quite tight in the bottom but perfect fit elsewhere

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34DD
Weight: 138lbs
October 26, 2018
If you have hips or cup size bigger than a C, this dress is not for you.

bust area too small and tight

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
November 24, 2018
I really wanted to love it

Wayyyyyyyy too small. Couldn't get over my hips. I'm a true size 10, sometimes 8

Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Age: 37
December 20, 2018
Didn't wear it

It runs VERY small!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 29, 2019
Super cute, too tight in the thighs

I wanted to LOVE this dress, and I almost did. The fit in the thigh and rear area was so snug it was uncomfortable. The style, fabric, and fit everywhere else was great. Close, but no buy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 10, 2019
Tight fitted no flowing

Too tight for work vomfort

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 1, 2019
Chic and well-cut, but, yes, the tush and thighs are snug...

Other reviewers pegged this, and I thought maybe I'd have more luck. Once belted, it relaxes a little, but not enough to be a stunning party dress. I ended up not wearing this one. The striped fabric is interesting, but not as quite high end as I was hoping for. Great neckline and sleeve however. If you're a pencil and want to rock a fashion-editor type look - this would be perfect for you.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 128lbs
August 27, 2018
this was great for the weekend and for work. gorgeous and understated but so so chic.

i probably should have gotten a 40. this was a bit tough to walk in, even though i'm small on the bottom. i couldn't walk too fast or bend down to pick something up and the seam came undone at the knees a couple times and needs to be resewn. it fit perfectly but was just a little tough to move around it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
September 22, 2018
This one of the ugliest dresses I have ever seen

It fits well but looks like a damask duvet

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