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Matthew Williamson

Sonoran Desert Dress

$155 rental
$1350 Retail

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Stylist Notes

For the party choose a flirty and feminine shape - in a print that will dazzle! This style by Matthew Williamson is a perfect choice for an outdoor wedding or party. Simply pair with Oscar de la Renta’s Prismatic Etoile Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 6 - 14, British sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
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 true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 6 - 14, British sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
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

Product Details

Navy Printed Silk Chiffon (100% Silk). Sleeveless. V- neckline. Full skirt with grosgrain ribbon at waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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21 reviews

Fit
Small 3
True to Size 11
Large 5
Photos 10
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Dec 16, 2013

Beautiful dress - runs VERY small!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I would have loved to wear this dress, but I just couldn't get it zipped! I've comfortably worn a 6 in everything I've rented from RTR, so after talking with a stylist, she recommended I get a 6 and 8 for backup. No hope for the 6, and I still had a good 2-3 inches left to zip up in the 8. In person, the dress is absolutely lovely, but I would definitely make sure you size up.
leigh
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

pretty, but didn't fit well

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I think it ran true to size, if not a little large. The straps are wide and if I had worn it, I might've needed to tape the straps to me so they wouldn't fall off my shoulders, but this could've been because it was a little too big. It came just past the top of my knee (I'm 5'4"). Print and material are beautiful though.
liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

Perfect for an outdoor summer wedding!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was sent to me as an additional option since the original dress I had chosen was unavailable. The print and the colors are much more stunning in person! And the fabric is really beautiful. I received a UK size 6 which is equivalent to a US 0 and I thought it ran a little large, especially in the areas around the bust and armpits. I didn't end up wearing it, but if I had actually purchased this dress I would have had to get it altered in the bust and waist. Another thing to consider is the hemline, which was longer than I expected. The hem hit me right above the knee. The dress would be a nice option for an outdoor summer wedding for someone with a more conservative style.
Cait
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 14, 2014

Not worn, but lovely fabric and print

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore my back up dress instead. Maybe the 8 would have fit better, but not in the bust area. The top was too big, the waist was tight, and it was too short on me. (I have a long torso.) the belt looked a little faded. it just didn't look right on me. However, the fabric and print are AMAZING. There's a maxi version of this dress with a different neckline. I'm definitely going to rent that one later on this summer.
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Apr 18, 2014

Gorgeous dress, but didn't fit right

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the fabric, print, rich colors, and the overall style. From the front, this dress looked just wonderful. However, it gaped horribly in the back. I tried and tried to make it work, but it just wasn't going to happen. If I had money to throw around - I would buy it and have it altered in a heartbeat.
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
May 6, 2014

Beautiful for my Groom's Dinner

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
We had our Groom's Dinner at a unique Southwestern joint in Sedona, AZ and this dress was perfect! Beautiful print and so comfortable! I was nervous about the sizing on this one since previous reviews lead me to believe there was an issue.... Just follow the size chart and you'll be fine!
Gabi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
May 16, 2014

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for senior honors night at my school. It fit great! The length was perfect and it wasn't restricting at all in terms of tightness. The fabric on the top of the dress was a little loose, but overall the dress worked wonderfully! However, I could see how people could have issues since the SIZING IS BY UK SIZES!!!!! I tend to wear either a 4 or 6 and the size 10 worked great!
Dee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 6, 2014

Fit true to size, really soft material, perfect for an outdoor wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I received many compliments on this dress. The material was very nice and looked great. I would definitely recommend this dress.
Sunshine
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 9, 2014

Fit is small in the chest

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Ordered my usual size (UK6) and the size larger (UK8). Couldn't zip up either and had to return.
Tanzi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 123 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Light, feminine, comfortable

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I followed British sizing on the chart with no problem. I think it probably fits best on people who have a full bust and/or broad shoulders. It was a tiny bit short waisted for me as a tall girl, but not enough to feel it wasn't flattering or not to wear it.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 27, 2014

Perfect for an outdoor wedding!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! Probably my favorite rental so far. I rented my usual size UK 10 (US 4) and a back-up UK 8 (US 2). When the dresses first arrived, I tried them both on quickly to make sure one fit- by myself I couldn't get the UK 8 to zip, but the UK 10 looked good so I was set! Day of, with the help of my boyfriend, we ended up getting the UK 8 to zip and I wore that one instead. The belt part was definitely snug, but I thought the rest of the dress fit better. UK 10 would have been fine too!
elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102 lbs
Aug 27, 2014

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress so much. I will definitely rent again! It says the smallest size is a 6 so I guess that's what I must have worn. I'm a size 0 typically and it fit perfectly except for being a tiny bit big in the bust but that's normal for me. This dress is really classy and feminine. I received lots of compliments when I wore it.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Beautiful print, but not the most figure-flattering

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I listened to the other reviews and ordered the smallest size, but ended up wearing my back-up dress because even that was too large on me and just looked a bit dowdy, despite the gorgeous print.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 26, 2014

Lots of compliments. Perfect for an outside wedding.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was beautiful and great quality. It did gap a little bit in the back but it wasn't a big deal. The back of the dress cuts down pretty far and shows a little bit of your bra. I just wore a pretty purple bra so it didn't bother me that much. I would definitely buy this dress and alter it to fit perfect.
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 29, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is one of my favorite RTR dresses yet. The color is beautiful and fit is flattering. I wore it to a rehearsal dinner and received lots of compliments. I will definitely rent this again.
Natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

I LOVED this dress and it was very comfortable! It was perfect for a fall wedding!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is beautiful and very flattering! I'm normally an US size 6 so the 12 in this dress was a little large on top. Other than that it had a great fit! I loved all the colors and it was super comfy! I still can't believe the full price of the dress but you can tell it is very well made!
Megan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

This print was perfect for a Havana Nights party.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The UK size 10 fit for size 4 but may want to size up if your not sure. I have an athletic/tall frame and the sheer back and ribbon detail was very unforgiving/tight on back and waist. A bit uncomfortable when sitting but overall a beautiful dress and received many compliments on the print and colors in the dress.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 13, 2015

Fun & Flowy

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was true to size. Flowy and easy to wear. Wore it to a June wedding and felt the fabric was perfect for warm weather and dancing. Got lots of compliments and no one seemed to notice it has a cactus on it.
Erin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 18, 2015

I got a lot of compliments and loved the vibrant colors of the dress. The fabric was beautiful!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was nervous about the length of this dress, being petite, but it hit right at the knee. The top was a bit big, but i pinned it down to my bra and it worked fine. I think this dress would work really well for someone who had slightly broader shoulders. This was my first RTR and I would definitely do it again!
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
May 13, 2015

gorgeous material, but awkward bodice fit

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This fabric of this dress is absolutely gorgeous, but the fit is awkward. The top was way too baggy (and I usually have to squeeze myself into an 8). I ended up having to jimmy the straps a bit so I could wear it, and once I did, I felt very pretty in it and received lots of compliments. Unfortunately, given the high cost of this dress and the disproportionate bodice size, I wouldn't recommend it.
Stephiebee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
May 15, 2015

This dress looked and fit better than I imagined! Compliments all night!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
Runs small, but my stylist sent the perfect size!
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