Sonoran Desert Cactus Gown

$254 to buy
$2895 retail

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Stylist Notes

Be a tropical beauty in this flowing printed gown by Matthew Williamson. Fluttering chiffon in an eye-catching print will make you the belle of the ball! Play up the gorgeous colors with accessories like Badgley Mischka Jewelry’s Blue Ocean Moon Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (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 - comfortable room for 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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Bump Friendly, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (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 - comfortable room for 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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Bump Friendly, 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

Navy Printed Silk Chiffon (100% Silk). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with keyhole. Full skirt. Open back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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16 reviews
Fit
Large6
True to Size7
Small2
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 4, 2015
This dress was beyond beautiful. I typically wear a 4 US and this size fit perfect.
I received so many compliments. It was amazing. I wish I could own this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 2, 2014
This dress is perfection! Everyone loved it and I even had strangers complimenting me!
This dress is truly stunning and fit me perfectly. I actually tried the 12L at the Midtown showroom and it fit well but when the dress arrived, the 10L was a bit more secure and I knew I would be dancing and moving around a lot. At 5'11'', I was shocked that the dress was even long on me. In heels I found myself stepping on the bottom at times but I could never say anything negative about this dress. I was very hesitant about the higher rental cost but worth every penny! I did not want to give it back (haha) ... love love loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
October 20, 2014
Beautiful colors! Perfect for an Arizona summer wedding
I wore this to a black-tie optional wedding in Scottsdale during the summer. I felt the "Sonoran" dress was perfect for a Sonoran desert location wedding. It was a huge hit! The dress is light and airy and the colors are much more beautiful in person. I loved the open back. This dress does run very large. I was swimming in an 8 and had to use safety pins galore to cinch it in at the waist, bust, and neck. The 8 was the only size available, otherwise I could have worn the 6 or even a 4. Highly recommend this design to anyone who wants to be the center of attention all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 24, 2014
I loved everything about this dress. People commented on how beautiful it was all night.
The only issue I had was I'm only 5' 2" and the dress is very long. I had to wear very high heels. Later in the night when my feet were hurting I tucked the dress up under the area under my chest. It worked really well and I was able to dance without my shoes on.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
September 8, 2014
Gorgeous Dress!!
This dress is seriously stunning. I was lucky in that I didn't end up having to pay for the rental of this dress (there was an issue where my other dress was not available - RTR has excellent customer service) but this dress is worth every penny the rental would have cost! I received many compliments at the wedding on this gown, it felt very light and the silk was very luxe. It fits super well. Like others say, you cannot wear a bra, but maybe if you have a small chest and want to give it some shape, wear a nu bra with it. Can't say anything bad about this dress- it is stunning and I highly recommend it! it is backless but it comes above where your "love handles" would be so no worrying there - it hides any flaws. Enjoy!!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 3, 2014
SMALL!!
This dress comes in EUROPEAN sizes!! Not US!!! Be careful of what size you order! I ordered a 6 and it was actually more like a 2!!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 1, 2014
This dress is so gorgeous!
The dress fit great and was very comfortable. I felt beautiful wearing it and received many compliments, wish I could keep this dress. Overall the dress is fantastic, just a little long even with heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 12, 2014
AMAZING backless dress!!
I wore this to my dad's national fraternity convention dinner in Nashville, which was a black tie event. The print of this dress is absolutely breathtaking. The colors are really vibrant and beautiful. I sized down (I'm normally a 6 and I wore a size 4- which is the UK 10) because the top of the dress runs on the bigger side. The Long was perfect for my height as well, with my shoes showing a little. There is a little string that connects the shoulders together that runs along the top of your shoulders so you don't really see it. Overall, this has been one of my favorite dresses so far!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 17, 2014
Gorgeous fabric! Lots of complements.
This dress is gorgeous in person! Although I am 5'7" the regular was long enough. It came down several inches below my feet in bare feet and was the perfect length with 2.5-3.5" heels. I usually wear a size 6 or 8 on top, and the 14R was a little too big around the waist, so I had some gaping issues in the back and sides when I moved my arms or slouched, but nothing inappropriate showed. The dress was perfect for my pear shaped body, with plenty of room in the hips. The flowing fabric of the skirt made me feel gorgeous! I also had problems with the hang loops peaking out in the back. I would suggest securing them in dress some how, perhaps by safety pinning them to each other in the front? I got a lot of complements on this dress--from all of the most stylish women in the room. I loved wearing it!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
June 16, 2014
AMAZING dress!
This is an expensive rental - but WELL WORTH it ... I loved every moment wearing it. Very feminine, amazing colors and unique cut.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 1, 2014
I felt like the belle of the ball.
It fit beautifully. I felt completely comfortable in the dress. I received tons of compliments.
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
May 23, 2014
I felt fabulous!
The fit was very right around my rib cage. Thank god for the clasp or else I don't know how I would have zipped it up myself! I recommend getting a size larger if you have an athletic build. But all in all this dress was fabulous and flowy and I loved it!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 12, 2014
This dress is stunning. The colors and fabric are beautiful - perfect for springtime!
The dress was a little loose and super long...but was a great style for my body type. I got tons of compliments and the back is certainly a surprise. Sexy but subtle. The stylist who helped me was amazing and, at the last minute, a great help. Kudos to RTR customer service, some of the best I've experienced!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
April 22, 2014
This dress looked amazing on! It was a comfortable, flowy perfect Spring dress.
The dress was great! Everyone kept asking me where my dress was from!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
March 26, 2014
Long, Pretty, Sexy.
I rented the 6L and 6R...a size 4 would have been best. In my opinion this one runs large. I'm 5'9 plus and I felt both the R and L were very long. I loved the colors and styling, the back was sexy without being tacky. No bra needed! A shorter gal would be swallowed by this stunning gown, even in heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
March 6, 2014
B-e-a-uuuuutiful!
What a gorgeous dress. I felt like such a lady! Am 5'8 and even with heels on, the dress is still a tad long, but nothing that's bothersome. Of course, can't wear a bra with this dress, however the material is so think and textured, you won't have to worry about anything showing in the front! Really loved this, would wear again and again!
Christina March 29, 2014
Love the dress on you! I am trying to figure out which length to get. How high we're your heels?
AmandaMarch 31, 2014
Hey Christina, thanks!! Heels were about 3-4inches.. still a TAD bit long, but not difficult to maneuver in.. hope that helps!
Christina March 31, 2014
Thank you! I am 5'6", and my heels are 5". Any thoughts on whether I shld get the R or L length?
AmandaApril 1, 2014
Hmm. I'd say just get the L. I've had a few experiences where I've gotten R's (in other dresses, not this one) and it was TOO short. For me, I'd rather have a dress that's too long than too short.
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