Matthew Williamson

Feathers Gown

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$3,310 retail

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Stylist Notes

A sheer train brings drama to this elegantly draped mini by Matthew Williamson. Round out the formal look with metallic accessories to accent the embellished neckline.

Our model wears the gown with Alexis Bittar's Perching Panther Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 6 - 16, British sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra, nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue floral chiffon (100% silk). Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline. Fitted skirt with draping fabric. Hidden side zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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14 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(5)
Small
(3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 98lbs
May 18, 2015
Beyond Glamourous

I have never received so many compliments. The dress takes on a life of its own when you walk, as the train blows behind you. So. Dramatic.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
August 24, 2015
Stunning dress, very flattering

This dress is absolutely stunning. It was perfect for an outdoor wedding. It fit a bit small on the waist, but very well everywhere else. It even worked for me length-wise despite the fact that I'm very petite (short). I recommend this to anyone.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
November 20, 2015
Felt like the most beautiful girl in the room! Stunning dress!!

Literally received compliments ALL night! It was the perfect dress as a guest for a destination wedding. Beautiful dress, loved everything about it! Carried the tail of the dress when I wanted to dance and let it hang for pictures. Definitely recommend this dress for any formal vacation setting!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
June 21, 2015
Extra size

Ordered the 10R (size 4) and complimentary size up 12R (size 6) The 10R did not fit my lower half so the size up was a godsend. The 12R fit my lower half perfectly however was several inches too baggy on the waist and bust. Because of the flowing fabric i was able to pin it in 4 inches or so comfortably. The dress was stunning and comfortable and made you feel as elegant, free and flowing as it is.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
April 23, 2017
Resort Vacation Date Night

This. Dress. STUNS! I actually purchased it because I loved it so much! Wore it while on vacation in Hawaii, to a ritzy restaurant right off Waikiki. It was amazing. I got plenty of compliments and my husband was quite pleased with my look. Don't even think! Snatch this one up! But get at least 2 sizes up. Runs small for sure!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
August 23, 2015
A gorgeous, soft, show-stopper of a dress that just ran a tad large in the torso.

I had been eyeing this dress for months, but I had not rented it. I had reserved another dress for a late August outdoor wedding, but received an email 3 weeks prior from RTR stating that the original dress I rented was no longer available in my size (8). They told me to go on their site and pick another dress. I called and immediately requested this stunning Matthew Williamson dress, which was available in a size UK 14 (US size 8). The customer service was impeccable and I felt very taken care of. I reserved it along with the size UK 16 (US size 10) as my backup size as the customer reviews had mentioned that the dress ran small. Even though I am usually a solid US size 8, this dress in the size 8 ran a tad big around my torso. I am a small 36B and had I had size C or D cups breasts I am sure the dress would have fit me perfectly. Fortunately I had a strapless bra, which filled in the chest area some more and then fashion tape under my arm pits, on my shoulder and across the back and front line of the dress kept it in place and made the slightly big size work for me. The upside to it being a little bigger is it was very comfortable and I had plenty of room to eat. The dress itself is a total show stopper. In fact I just saw a fashion layout with this dress in the July/August 2015 issue of Elle Decor Magazine. I received many compliments. The train flows like a dream and was so much fun to walk and dance in. I felt like I was on a runway. The fabric (100% silk) is incredibly soft. Since it was an outdoor wedding on grass I wore solid black wedge heels. At 5'8.5" tall with 3.5" wedge heels the train just barely grazed the ground. I paired it with gold earrings, a gold cuff bracelet and vintage gold clutch. I absolutely adore the designer, Matthew Williamson, and will definitely be renting other dresses of for upcoming events. Now I know to rent a UK 14 (US 8) and then a size down UK 12 (US 6) on my next rental, so I won't have the same issue.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 28, 2015
No dress will ever compare.

This dress was ABSOLUTELY amazing in every way. Matthew Williamson runs in Australian sizes, so normally I am a 2-4 in US sizes but was a size 10 in this dress. I wore this dress in Miami and it was perfect. People were coming up to me left and right to compliment how stunning my dress was. It is so perfect for vacation, or a summer day party. I rent a lot and this is definitely my favorite dress I have ever worn. Would love to be able to purchase someday!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 29, 2015
It was my 5 Year Fashion Blog Anniversary Party so this dress was a SHOW STOPPER! Felt so beautiful!

This dress definitely runs small but once it's on, it fits like a glove! The material feels amazing on and I couldn't tell you how beautiful it flowed when I was walking through out the room. It's a dress that really gets people's attention and makes you feel all the glitz & glam! Great dress for a memorable night! Thank you to RTR-Georgetown DC!

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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
August 15, 2015
A truly AMAZING dress with a WOW factor!

This was my first RTR experience and it was fabulous! I wore this to a charity event at a winery. I struggled to find a dress that fit both my bust (34E) and my muscular back, yet smaller waist. After reading all the reviews I ordered this in the 14 R and it fit my body prefectly. The top was tight enough that I didn't need to wear a bra, and still felt comfortable. The train portion of the dress moves beautifully as you're walking, and even better for dancing. The skirt was a bit short on me while sitting, so I draped the train portion over my lap. I received SO many compliments throughout the event, it's a head turning dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
April 10, 2015
Stylist Review!

This style is so unique and the print is breathtaking! The colors are vibrant and perfect for a spring or summer event. I love the beaded detailing on the strap, which adds a little flair and looks very well made. The length (excluding the longer area) is about mid-thigh. Note that draped long piece of fabric touching the floor does not run quite that long as I am wearing a sample size. This size fit me well, but I'd size up if you're curvier as the fabric has no stretch to it. Also, the waist cinches and has almost a permanent belted feature. You can wear a strapless bra with this style, but the material is so thick and layered you probably can do without one. I'd recommend pairing it with gold statement earrings and a fun cuff!

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
June 17, 2015
Received a ton of compliments on this dress. Great fit and very unique.

Fit well. Great length. Very flattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 4
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 21, 2015
Pricey but Worth it!

Dress is truly stunning. True to size. I am a size two, and I put on a few extra pounds before this wedding, and it still fit nicely. It was not very form fitting as I had hoped, would have loved it at my waistline shined a bit more, but the dress still had a great wow factor. With heels, the tail of the dress did not drag on the floor much. Just enough to get the flow affect from when you walk. I got many many compliments. RTR worked with me to obtain this dress, and I am truly thankful, I would rent this again on just the customer service I received alone. Great Gem!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 30, 2016
Felt like a goddess

This dress is incredible! I ended up renting it after both sizes for the original dress rental were unavailable 2 days before shipment. Of course RTR customer service is awesome and I got to rent this dress for no additional fee :) I felt like a goddess wearing it. I rented it for a fall wedding and was unsure if the pattern would seem out of season...but I think it was fine and the dress is too gorgeous I didn't care. Hugged my curves nicely and is a little short in the front, but the overlying layer covers the back and sides enough to make you not feel like you're exposing too much. I had no fitting issues...it was snugger in the bottom where I have wider hips and butt, but the size felt appropriate and fitted my waist and chest proportions well. It was so much fun to dance in!! If I could afford to keep this dress in my personal closet than I would, I hated having to return it!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
June 30, 2015
This is a BEAUTIFUL dress and well worth the money!

I am 5' 3" and normally wear a size small top and size 4 or 27 denim. I wore this dress with 4" heels (Schutz similar to Weitzman Nudist) and it about grazed the floor and it was perfect. The movement of the dress is gorgeous when you walk. This is a show stopper!....beautiful and fairly conservative neckline. I steamed it before wearing it and the chiffon laid beautifully...I got so many compliments. Truly unique and beautiful.

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