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Matthew Williamson

Malawi Tropics Gown

$400 rental
$2750 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look like a Hawaiian princess in this gorgeous floral print gown by Matthew Williamson. Pleating detailing and beading at the waist will make you the showstopper in the room at your black tie event.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 6 - 14, British sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 6 - 14, British sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, 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

Floral print silk (100% silk). Strapless. Straight neckline. Boned bodice with beaded waist. Full skirt. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined (100% silk). See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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7 reviews

Fit
Small 4
True to Size 2
Large 1
Photos 3
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Feb 12, 2013

Did not end up selecting this dress but loved it! Fit perfectly.

Size worn: 14R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Did not rent this one but loved it!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129 lbs
Mar 18, 2013

Lovely, but expensive for the quality and fit

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I thought this dress was pretty. The fabric is lovely and great for a summer or beach wedding. I wasn't a huge fan of the jewels around the waist, as I thought it actually cheapened the look of the dress. I also thought the dress fit awkwardly through the bust. The UK8/US4 fit true to size through the body, but was very tight through the chest. I'm an A cup and it flattened me out like board. If I had a bigger chest there would not have been a chance of it zipping up. However, my back up size UK10/US6 was way too big in the chest even with a very padded push up. Needless to say I didn't end up wearing it because I had rented something I liked a lot better. Like the other Matthew Williamson dress I rented I found the same thing to be true in terms of quality; it's very average. This dress is a $400 rental, and in my opinion it's not worth that price. If you are willing to spend $400, rent the "Law of Gravity Gown", it's far superior in quality and styling.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 10, 2013

Gorgeous gown, but too tight in the bust/chest.

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Being a B cup, I have never had an issue with a dress in my size being tight on the ribs/chest but that is exactly what happened with this one. It is INCREDIBLY small on the chest, be extremely wary of ordering if you are 34-36" and anything larger than a B cup. Do not be deceived by the photo- the fabric is absolutely divine but I could not even zip up the external zipper all the way...and could barely breathe!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
May 22, 2013

Great Colors and detail

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
The fit in the chest is very tight, I couldn't wear it. But, the color, print and jewels are so pretty! If you are smaller chested, this dress would be perfect. Also, very long even with 2 inch heels.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Aug 26, 2013

Such a unique dress

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! It was very light and airy and flowed as I walked. The top is definitely tight as other reviewers have said so I had to go a size up. I was able to wear it without a bra because the inside corset is so supportive. I would definitely recommend this for your next black tie event!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 5, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved the fabric design and flowyness. Very flattering and playful.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

Great for those with larger busts

Size worn: 14R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
Gorgeous dress with beautiful, subtle detailing. Stones were stunning but not overwhelming. Bust unfortunately was sized exceptionally large, even with wearing an add a 2-cup size bra it still fell off, yet the rib cage fit perfectly and length was exactly right to wear with regular heeled shoes or flats with a slight drag to material. Overall lovely but wasn't able to wear due to the bust.
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