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Matthew Williamson

California Dreamin' Gown

$175 rental
$2195 Retail

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Stylist Notes

You'll be a vision in this spectacular Matthew Williamson printed goddess gown. Wear with embellished flats for a getaway evening and complete the look with Ted Rossi's Cleopatra Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs one size small. We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions). English sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - built-in bustier and demi cups may be worn without a bra but is very fitted - consider sizing up for fuller bust sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - bustier bodice is very fitted
HIPS: Not fitted - loosely flowing skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular is for heights 5'6" and below. Long is for heights 5'7'' and above. Regular measures 58" from the top of shoulder to hem. Long measures 61" from the top of shoulder to hem.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra or with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs one size small. We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions). English sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - built-in bustier and demi cups may be worn without a bra but is very fitted - consider sizing up for fuller bust sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - bustier bodice is very fitted
HIPS: Not fitted - loosely flowing skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular is for heights 5'6" and below. Long is for heights 5'7'' and above. Regular measures 58" from the top of shoulder to hem. Long measures 61" from the top of shoulder to hem.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra or with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Multi-colored printed silk chiffon. One shoulder neckline. Empire waist. Pleated bodice. Padded cups. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip.

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9 reviews

Fit
Small 7
True to Size 1
Large 1
Photos 1
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Nov 6, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
wow - i felt like a goddess in this dress - such a special piece - totally worth the splurge to wear a dress like this!
MAR
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 10, 2011

Overall fit: Small
Just received this dress for a black tie event. Only a size 6 was available, so I was not able to order the 8 as a back up...I now wish I could have! I am petite at only 5'4 and 109 pds, but I have a size C chest and I could not zip it up past my chest! If I had a smaller chest, the 6 would have fit, but it still would have been snug. Definitely worth it to rent, just make sure you can get the next size up from your usual just in case!
Paige
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Nov 14, 2011

Too Small

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my back up option thank goodness. I normally wear a 4 to 6 in dresses and the 6 did not fit me at all. I probably would have needed a size 10 for it to fit properly. Cute dress just runs really small.
Chelsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 14, 2011

Wish it fit!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I really wish this dress fit because it was beautiful! I am 5'10" and the Long fit just fine. However, the top wouldn't zip over my small C cup chest! May consider ordering a size up for this reason.
CK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 29, 2011

beautiful but big

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this for a black tie event, a 2 or 0, though those dont seem to be available anymore. The color and fabric and construction is gorgeous, but the significant pleating and diaphanous skirt overwhelmed my height and frame. It was also too big in the bust/torso. I didn't end up wearing it. It would be beautiful on a taller person, I think.
Kate
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105 lbs
Jun 23, 2012

I rented this dress in spring 2011 for prom and LOVED it. I've rented several prom dresses through RTR, I love that you can order several sizes as well as a back up dress. Super helpful.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress is so much prettier in person. Ran a little small, but overall the fit was amazing and felt awesome.
BrklynChck
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 27, 2012

Stunning and Very Comfortable!

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
As previous reviewers have noted this dress is VERY tight in the bust and also quite long. Of the two dresses I received, one looked the the picture, the other had a distinctly taupe/yellowish tinge, not at all the white background color from the picture. It still looked amazing but it was certainly discolored compared to the other dress. The hem on the dress I was was frayed from previous wear but no one could really tell.
Meghan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 26, 2012

Was pretty small.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered a 6R just incase the other dress I had ordered from this site (in a 4R) was too small and it turned out the 4R fit perfectly! Thank God that dress fit because the 6R in this dress barely fit my friend who was a size 2R!
CT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Jan 7, 2013

Belle of the ball in this dress

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs really small so order up but looks amazing on
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