Malawi Tropics Gown

$400 rental
$2750 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

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
Large1
True to Size2
Small4
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 29, 2015
Great for those with larger busts
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 5, 2014
Great dress!
Loved the fabric design and flowyness. Very flattering and playful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
August 26, 2013
Such a unique dress
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!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 22, 2013
Great Colors and detail
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
April 10, 2013
Gorgeous gown, but too tight in the bust/chest.
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
March 18, 2013
Lovely, but expensive for the quality and fit
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 58
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
February 12, 2013
Did not end up selecting this dress but loved it! Fit perfectly.
Did not rent this one but loved it!

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