Matthew Williamson

Lime Brushstroke Dress

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$2180 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Let the wind carry you away in this flowy, Matthew Williamson empire waist chiffon number. Use the drapery to catch his eye (or him!) Add a bold cuff and dress this look up for evening simply by adding some dark eyeliner for some drama.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). British sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes- deep V is supported with boning and runs slightly small
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at empire waist
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt and pleated detail conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). British sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes- deep V is supported with boning and runs slightly small
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at empire waist
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt and pleated detail conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

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Product Details

Multi printed silk. V neckline. Twisted straps. Black grosgrain ribbon at waist. Open back with ruffle detail at waist. 36'' from shoulder to hem.

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18 reviews

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Small 15
True to Size 3
Large 0
Photos 13
Katie
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Jun 15, 2011

Overall fit: Small
This dress is absolutely gorgeous in person! It is very well made and the material is light. Beware, the dress runs extremely small. I normally wear a 4 and the size 8 was about 1" too small. I gave this 4 stars only because of the size issue - otherwise the dress would be a 5.
SI_Royalty
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 12, 2011

Overall fit: Small
This dress is beyond beautiful in person!! Wore it to a wedding and even the bride couldn't stop telling me how beautiful it was... Only problems: (1) It runs very small...I'm normally an 8 and I had to order a Brit size 10. (2) It's a bit on the short side...I'm 5'11" and it was almost too short. (3) The material is very light -- meaning any mini breeze and you have to keep from flashing everyone around you. Otherwise, I would def rent this again :)
diana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137 lbs
Aug 17, 2011

Overall fit: Small
I agree with the other ladies on this dress, pictures do it no justice. It's gorgeous in person and a joy to wear. I'm tall too and I had to get a 12 for the length, but it's a winner and stunner. You simply float in it.
Jenn Dios
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 6, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is stunning!! It does run small. I normally wear a size 8 so I ordered an 8 & a 10, the 10 almost fit, I could not get the zip up that last inch! Oh it killed me because I loved it so much. I ended up wearing the back up dress, Coral me bad, by Herve Leger, which was also beautiful! I do see myself ordering this one more time one size bigger! It was breathtaking!! My first rental with RTR, and I can't complement this experience enough! Thank God for the back up dress! At only $25, it was a godsend! Thank you RTR! Also it was over Labor day weekend, and my rental was due to be sent back on that Sunday, and Labor day was the Monday, they told me to mail it on the Sunday and not to worry about the holiday weekend! No extra charge to worry about. Wonderful experience, and a wonderful company!
April
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 15, 2011

Wore for Save the Date Photos! Looks great on camera!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Dress looks great on and photographs really well. I took my engagement photos in it. http://www.aprilgolightly.com/2011/09/rent-runway-dress/ I have a few gripes, but all can be remedied with pinning and hollywood tape. I usually wear a 4 and size 32-33 C Bra, but the 6 was a little tight around my ribs. Also, I had to use Hollywood tape to hold my boobs in place so that were not be squished. I had to add a little padding into the boob area as well to fill the space. The side panels added a little bulk to the dress. Like I said, it look great after I played with it.
CD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106 lbs
Jun 1, 2012

Beautiful dress but tight

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I got many many compliments on this dress throughout the night. It looked fabulous on, but I could barely breathe. The dress is loose and flowy on the bottom, but for some reason they decided to put boning, like a corset, in the top part of the dress. Had the boning not been in the dress, it would have made for a much more comfortable fit. Had I gone a size up, then it would have been too loose. Overall it was a stunning, flowy dress that was perfect for my date night or would be great for a wedding. Just beware that the top half of the dress is beyond tight.
B*
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 18, 2012

Everything... I felt so special!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
- Amazing dress and such a great service. - I received so many compliments. - Perfect balance between sexy and classy - Make sure you read the size and fit section since this dress is British Sizes.
Kim V.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 139 lbs
Aug 15, 2012

Wearing this amazing dress was like a dream... it's so flowy and gave me an excuse to show off my back! Lots of complements.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Agree with everyone else who says get sizes way bigger than you normally wear. I got the 10 and the 12, and because I'm pear and my ribs normally wear a 6, I wore the 10. And it was TIGHT. And worth it. :) It's floaty, sexy and weightless. Loved it.
Claire
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

All night long, everybody told me how beautiful I was! I absolutely loved wearing this dress, it was so soft and light. It was perfect for an outdoor wedding in summer.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress for the second I put it on. It was light and flowy, a perfect summer dress for a formal occasion. Everyone kept telling me how beautiful I looked! It was absolutely wonderful and I can't wait to rent it again.
Melanie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 24, 2012

Beautiful, but the fit was off

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Around the rib cage the dress fit perfectly. However, under the arms, there was a lot of extra material, and because of the piping, it was difficult to adjust to fit. It was a beautiful dress though. I wore the equivalent of a size 8.
Marisa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 121 lbs
Sep 9, 2012

This was a 60's inspired party and so many people loved the dress. It is really timeless and as a stunner today, could be worn for any themed decade.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I read the reviews before I selected my size and I'm so happy I did. I normally wear a 4 or 6 and rented the 10 & 12. I wore the 10. The dress is beautiful and I had so many complements. It is very fitted in the rib cage. Mine is 32 and it was snug, but comfortable. Will definitely rent again, it was a great experience.
Michele
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 54
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Oct 22, 2012

Gorgeous dress, got lots of compliments. Great style for a short waisted figure.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Believe the reviews -- this dress is tight under the bust. I wore the UK size 10 (supposedly equivalent to US size 6), even though I usually wear a 4P and a size 32 bra, and was just able to zip it up. Since I'm a petite with a short waist (though with normal length legs), I don't think I'd be able to go larger or the straps would have been too long and the cleavage too low. But the quality of this dress really shows. The drape and the print are fabulous and unique.
Roshawn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142 lbs
Jul 15, 2013

Beautiful!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Sadly this dress was WAY too small for me and I ended up wearing a backup dress. It didn't even fit over my head. That being said, it's a breathtaking dress that I recommend for someone with a smaller frame.
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146 lbs
Sep 10, 2013

Fun dress! Perfect for a wedding at the beach.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Great dress - was perfect for the event and for the setting (beach wedding at a fancy hotel). The fit is a bit odd - very tight around the ribcage, but somehow extra fabric on the sides of the bodice. It was clear this dress had been worn a LOT - the bones in the bodice were starting to tear through the lining (I had to pad them with moleskin so I wouldn't get stabbed every time I moved - or breathed). As usual, RTR service is terrific. Sad to see this one go back.
Christy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 5, 2014

SO FLATTERING and unique!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I had been waiting for an opportunity to rent this dress FOREVER, and I was invited to sing in a 60s themed concert, so it was perfect. The reviews are very accurate- it runs VERY small! I am typically a size 2 or 0 and am very glad I got the backup size 8 because it's what I ended up wearing. But it is SO flattering and I got compliments all night. I wish I owned it!
T
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 18, 2014

Not my first choice. Ended up not wearing it.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit and color turned me off. This dress had a weird fit in the bust, I'm 34D and 5'9 it was tight under bust and loose in the cups. There is boning, so it has support if it fits you. Didn't do much in the way of enhancing or showing off figure. Would look better on someone more petite and with a bigger cup size. Coloring reminiscent of scrambled easter eggs.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 20, 2014

This dress didn't work - wonky unflattering fit.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The reviews are right, you have to order this way bigger than your usual size. I usually wear a 2 and wore the 8. But even then the size is inconsistent. It was super tight around the ribs but then way too loose in the chest and straps. I ended taping a lot of the top down just so it wouldn't fall off but then my boobs were awkwardly exposed and squished flat, which wasn't flattering. I wouldn't order this dress again or recommend it.
Shivani
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Dec 7, 2014

I absolutely LOVED the dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I am so glad I decided to wear this dress to our company party - it fit me like a glove (I usually wear 0 or 2, this dress was a 2, and fit perfectly). It stood out in a sea of black and red cocktail dresses. I imagine this dress is great for pear shaped bodies as it is body hugging on top and has a generous flowing skirt below.
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