Burgundy Center Stage Gown

$105 – $155 rental?
$880 retail
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Stylist Notes

A feminine shape makes this burgundy gown appealing. We love the ML Monique Lhuillier look with earrings like the Sasha Earjackets by Elizabeth Cole.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14.

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: 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 nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple jacquard (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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68 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(4)
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 17, 2017
Perfect fit for a tall girl!
I'm 6' tall so I was super happy that the dress was long enough (I wore flats). The fabric and cut was exquisite and I felt beautiful and comfortable all evening. Loved this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 17, 2017
Strangers complimented me
This dress was gorgeous. Random people kept coming up to me to comment on it. I wore the tighter size 4 because I was worried about my boobs popping out in the 6. I ordered boob tape in my order but it never came in time. The band around the middle of the dress is no joke and pretty constricting. I was surprised to find that the length was just right with 3 inch heels.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
March 16, 2017
The closest I've ever felt to being a celebrity!
I am a solid size 6 and this dress fit perfectly! I'm 5'8" and wanted to be comfortable and wear flat sandals with shoes not showing at all.... The 6R fit well and hit the floor, but I went with the 6L because it swept the floor a bit more in a very elegant/glamorous/dramatic way... probably room for a heel, but I wanted to be able to be on my feet all night). I have 34DD's and this dress held everything in place with no feeling of discomfort or that anything was going to fall out! No need for tape or a bra or anything. Material and color are beautiful. I've never had so many compliments. And the dress has pockets! Had my lip gloss and phone tucked away and close all night! Wish I had any other black-tie event coming up. If I ever do, I'll rent this dress again in a heartbeat!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 15, 2017
Fairy tale ballgown.
This dress has real drama. The full, crinoline-lined skirt made me feel like a queen.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 11, 2017
Disney Princess!
I loved this dress! I kept getting compliments and my friends kept telling me I looked like a Disney princess in real life which is the best compliment you can give me. My boobs weren't quite big enough to fill it out but I made it work. It is a puffy dress so people kept stepping on it all night but this is also in part because I am just a little over 5'4 and it was definitely to long for me even with heals on. Even with that said I loved it!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
March 9, 2017
Strangers stopped me to swoon!
This dress is absolutely amazing. It fits snug in the waist, which I think is necessary in any ball gown, the color is magic, and I felt like a princess. I rented this dress for our engagement photos, and as we moved from space to space people stopped me on the street to comment on the dress. I absolutely loved it and recommend 1000000%.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
March 8, 2017
Gorgeous!
Compliments all night! The color is so rich. It is so comfortable. You do have to be OK with showing a little skin on your chest, but a LOT of tape will help. I just loved this dress.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
March 7, 2017
Classic, sexy, elegant
This was a backup dress that I did not wear however it will be my go to for my upcoming black tie event. It fit wonderfully in the bust without too much coming out or blousing if I sat down. I may need a bit of fashion tape but that's normal. The length was perfect with 4 inch heels and I am 5 foot six. It is waist accentuating, creating an amazing hourglass against the ball gown bottom.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
March 6, 2017
This dress fit beautifully and I received many compliments!
The dress fit pretty close to my normal size. I definitely had to use fashion tape and breast tape to keep everything in place. I was not able to wear a bra. The zipper was a little stiff and hard to pull up, it just needed an extra little tug. The dress was beautiful and I received many compliments. It was also a lot lighter, I thought the material looked heavy in the picture.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
March 1, 2017
I really enjoyed wearing this dress to a Mardi Gras ball we attended. Lots of compliments!
When I first received the dress, I could not get the 6R zipped, and that was my back up for the 4R. Panic! I got good advice from an RTR rep and was able to get it zipped with some help from a little candle wax. Turns out it hits the seam at the waist and gets kind of stuck. I was comfortable all night. The pockets were my favorite part. I'm 5'2", so I was worried about the length, but it was fine once I put on my heels. Just keep in mind that the tightest fitting part of the dress is right around the rib cage area. If you tend to run bigger there, then size up.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
March 1, 2017
Feel Like A Princess
This dress is completely timeless and it was PERFECT for our black tie event. If you want to feel like a princess and receive endless complements, RENT THIS DRESS!!!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 1, 2017
The 4L worked
I ended up wearing the 4L because the top was a little large on the 6
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
February 26, 2017
Perfect for a Venetian Masquerade!
This dress was perfect for Barrister's ball this year. Got several compliments all night. Fit was perfect, design was very elegant, and who doesn't love pockets?? Would get this again!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Weight: 135lbs
February 21, 2017
The color onscreen doesn't do it justice. The fabric is a great quality and it falls nicely.
This was an extremely easy dress to wear and it has pockets!!!! You do need fashion tape for the chest area. Other than that, it was perfect.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
February 19, 2017
Beautiful Dress! Tons of compliments!
The dress is just amazing and was a good fit. It was true to my normal size which was good cause it really has zero stretch. There were more layers then I was expecting so it had a full dress that takes a little more working getting in and out of cars and going to the bathroom but it is worth it for the beautiful full gown look. I am 5'3" and I needed about a 3' heal, although I did manage the end of the night to kick off the shoes but had to hold the dress up. The pockets were amazing and were so convenient at the gala I was at. I didn't need to worry about a purse. Fashion tape is a must. I used it front the top of the straps down the V. Overall it was a wonderful dress and I got a ton of compliments from complete strangers :) Everyone wanted to know where I got it and I think I was kind of a walking RTR ad.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 19, 2017
My favorite dress from the Runway
I got the most compliments on this dress - even from the photographer. I felt like a princess all night. I was self-conscious about the plunging neckline but if I had used tape the girls may have stayed put better. I had to hold up the dress in order to dance so as not to step on it. I rented with the Style Pack so the dress came with a beautiful necklace and clutch I picked out (not pictured). I loved this dress and I'd definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
February 14, 2017
a stunner
I got this dress as a back up for a black tie affair and ended up going with it because it was so stunning! I got compliments on it all night. The color is a deep eggplant and the material is think and warm, but not overwhelming or heavy. As other reviewers stated, the top bodice is very fitted. I am usually between a 4 and 6 and glad I went for the larger size. The 6 fit perfect, the 4 would've been too snug. The zipper is really difficult and I needed help to get in it. The front is a very low V, but I was still able to wear a low back strapless bra, just needed some dress tape to keep it all together. The sleeves were a little long and slid a little bit, but nothing I couldn't bear. I'm short, but with 4 in heels, the bottom skimmed the floor perfectly, I was able to walk around without holding up the skirt. Just beware, with the train and volume of the skirt, people tend to step on you. All in all a great rental and beautiful dress. Oh! And it has pockets! Highly recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 14, 2017
This dress runs fairly small, so I ended up letting my friend borrow it instead.
It was a really beautiful dress. I really wanted to wear it, but it would not zip up in the back. I let my friend borrow it while I wore another dress.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
February 14, 2017
Did not get to wear it, but tried it on
It was long and large on the top
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
February 13, 2017
I received so many compliments all night. It was perfect for the occasion.
It fit perfectly! I loved the pockets too.
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
February 12, 2017
Incredible dress, well made, fun and sexy and dramatic.
This was my first RTR and I am already trying to figure out when I can rent this same dress again. I am 5'9, 190 lbs and the 14L fit like a glove and only tripped the especially drunk law students who went to the Barrister's Ball. I wore a pair of sparkly Betsy Johnson flats so there was no height. Definitely needed boob tape, as the picture shows its a pretty daring neckline. I didn't wear a bra. Was so pleased with how it looked with the necklace also from RTR. And it has pockets! Managed to tragically not get a full body shot all night.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Age: 29
February 11, 2017
Princess for a Night
Fits true to size and love the huge skirt. However I was trying on dresses for a wedding and the ladies could not be contained. Would be beautiful if your looking for lots of cleavage or have smaller bust. Makes your waist look tiny.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
February 8, 2017
I got loads of complements on this gown! And, pockets!!
It fit great. However, the few occasions that I had to sit, it gaped horribly!! I had to hold my hand in front of my boobs to keep from having a wardrobe malfunction!! But, standing, no issues whatsoever! I didn't use fashion tape, so not sure if that would have helped in the sitting situation. I loved the pockets! The length was perfect with my shoes (4 inch heals). However, I still had to hold my dress close when walking in crowds so it didn't get stepped on. All in all, it was a beautiful dress and I was happy with the fit and feel!
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 4, 2017
Endless Compliments in this Dress!
This dress was amazing. AMAZING! I received compliments all night at the charity gala I attended. A man even stopped me as I was walking around and told me that it was the most beautiful dress in the room. I did not want to take it off or return it! As far as the fit, I think it was true to size. I am not terribly busty but I am wide around my ribs (38B). I didn't wear a bra and didn't use double sided tape and never really felt like I was falling out or exposing too much. The pockets are such an awesome touch. I was able to carry my lip gloss and phone all night without worrying about a purse. This was not my original dress. Unfortunately I had to get a replacement dress, which I did not end up liking at all. Rent the Runway was super helpful (specifically the Chicago store) in helping me get this replacement dress. In the end, I'm so happy I got this dress and not my original. I felt like such a princess! Bonus: I wore heels for part of the night but when my feet started hurting, I put flat sandals on and no one would have ever noticed. I'm 5'6. Seriously...if you want to look and feel amazing, get this dress! You will receive compliments all night long and feel stunning!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 28, 2017
I definitely felt glamorous and gorgeous all day!
This was a bit more low cut than I imagined. As a C cup in the bust, I didn't think I'd look as bosomy as I did in photos. However, a plunge bra and the straps kept me more comfortable than other gowns I've worn in the past.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 28, 2017
Georgeous!
Loved this dress. It was so comfy and pockets! Yay for pockets!! Im giving only 4 stars because i truly feared i would lose a boob at some point which thankfully did not happen. I taped the front and the back but was a little self conscious all night.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 23, 2017
Gorgeous and dramatic
I ended up wearing the 6. The 4 was too tight around my wide ribcage, otherwise that would have fit better. The straps were a bit too long for the 6, so I had to use some double stick tape to make sure the straps didn't expose my chest! The regular was plenty long... I should have worn a higher heel.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 17, 2017
Could not wear it - significantly too small in bust and arm holes. 34DD cannot fit
Could not wear it - significantly too small in bust and arm holes. 34DD cannot fit - I am not sure how others the same weight and size were able to wear this.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
January 12, 2017
I absolutely adored this dress!
Favorite dress I've worn next to my wedding dress! Light weight, the color was rich and beautiful, plus it had pockets...enough said! I felt like a princess but the neckline is not for the faint of heart. Double sided tape worked amazing for my confidence but probably not needed if you are not as well endowed on top (34 DD) I felt beautiful and received endless compliments! Easy to return but wished for a bigger bag! Will absolutely rent from them again! Loved loved loved!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
January 6, 2017
Felt like a princess. Lots of compliments.
I am 5'6", 34 C /D. normally a size 0 or 2 / XS or S. Based on the reviews and stylist comments, I ordered size 2R, back up size 4 was not available. Since my back up size was N/A, RTR rented me a 2nd dress with a discount. Happily this dress worked. Definitely need fashion tape, I ended up using "Mens Grooming Tape" that the woman at Sally Beauty recommended, that stuff HELD. phew (turns out it is used for toupees). I wore 3.25" heels which were perfect for me. I only had to lift the skirt and tulle when I walked up stairs.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
December 26, 2016
This was a great dress.. loved the style and was super comfortable. got tons of compliments!!
fit was great.. and very comfortable.. could wear the dress for hours
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
December 22, 2016
I felt like a queen
The dress fit very well except in the chest area. I had to wear a push up stick on bra. It also was a bit too long so I wore a taller shoe. I got many many compliments all evening. The color was very beautiful and I felt like a queen. I really wish I could purchase this dress! So I would definitely rent this again.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
December 20, 2016
Great, flattering, comfortable dress!
I was worried this dress would be too poofy with the tulle layers but it was more subtle than expected, beautiful and so flattering. Five random people stopped me to say what a great dress it was! The zipper is a little bit worn in on the dress I had, but with some effort it zipped and was comfortable and fun to dance in for the rest of the night. The back is slightly longer than the front so recommend heels. Didn't really need sticky tape on the top but wore it anyway just in case.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
December 17, 2016
Beautiful! So many compliments
I'm usually a size 4, but it was snug in the bodice. I went up a size and the bodice fit but the straps were a bit loose. overall the dress was stunning and was so fun to wear.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
December 14, 2016
Not for busty girls
There is just not enough fabric in the top and (if you are large busted, I'm a 32DDD), it will smoosh your boobs in a pretty unflattering way.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95lbs
December 12, 2016
Beautiful color, but it seemed stretched out?
I had some minor problems, but overall I liked this dress!! I always think black washes out my skin tone, and this dark aubergine was a great alternative. I have a pretty small bust and had wished I had some of that fashion tape, and the straps on the 0R that I wore seemed a little pulled and stretched out from other wearers, so it hung a little too low for my taste. Other than the color, the fact that it has pockets is great! I hate clutches, so I was able to easily put my cellphone, lip balm and some hair pins in the roomy pockets!!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
December 12, 2016
So. Many. Compliments. Such an amazing dress. Perfect for an "Oscars" themed-party.
I was sad I had to return this dress. It is a very flattering fit, a lovely eggplant brocade, and true to size. No bra is needed (though I used fashion tape as many others said here to keep everything in place) and the V is low but not overly so; the RTR picture is very accurate. It was extremely comfortable, easy to wear and the pockets, though I did not use them, were a nice bonus. It is a long dress and I'm on the average-to-short side but my 3.5 inch heels (with platform) worked very well. My only small gripe is that the dress arrived with quite a few wrinkles in the skirt but an iron on a very light setting (nylon) got them out just fine. You will not regret renting this dress. I got so many compliments - someone asked if I had had it made especially for the party. :)
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
December 11, 2016
Felt like a princess during a themed gala holiday party.
Pros - Color and detail of the fabric is amazing. Feel great. Had pockets to hold lipstick and my phone. Big dress = princess moment. Cons - Was loose near the shoulders and had to use tape to make sure that it was not going to fall off the shoulders. It is a big dress and a few people did end up stepping on the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
December 10, 2016
Felt So Regal!
I loved this dress! I'm 5'7" and am very glad I got the 6-Regular length instead of the recommended Long. I wore 2 inch heels and the dress just slightly swept the ground. It is very low-cut, but I managed to wear a bra with it by loosening the bra straps a little and pinning it to the dress so it wouldn't ride up. The dress is true to size; I'm almost always a size 6, and the 6R fit perfectly. I wore it with the Kenneth Jay LaneGold Shadow Bib Necklace and felt so regal!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 135lbs
December 8, 2016
This dress!
I wore this to a black tie optional gala. I loved it. Received compliments from men and women of all ages. I usually wear a 6, but the bust was a little loose. I wore the 4, was a little tight around the abdomen but I felt more comfortable in the chest. I recommend using dress tape and sticky bra inserts. Dress has pockets and is fun to twirl in! Rent it!
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