Burgundy Center Stage Gown

$140 rental
$880 retail
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: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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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163 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(78)
Small
(9)
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
October 1, 2016
Beautiful dress, great fit! Just very low cut...
The dress arrived brand new, still with the tags on. It's more of a deep eggplant purple in person and the material is a lovely texture. The waist is great because it pulls you in and accentuates your curves. The only thing to be aware of is that the zipper is tough to negotiate in that area. Also, the neckline is a very deep V that ends at the bottom of the rib cage. Despite that, it didn't require a bra even though I'm very busty (34DDD). I did not end up wearing this dress to my event but if I had, I would have done a bit of taping in that area just to keep everything in the right place.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
October 5, 2016
Nicest dress I've ever worn. Highly recommend for any black tie affair event!
The dress was a little long on me in the front, so I had to temporarily pin it or else I would've been tripping over it all night. Beside that, it was absolutely beautiful and so flattering! I got so many compliments all night. I felt so amazing all night. Very comfortable and easily the nicest dress I've ever worn.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
October 6, 2016
Chicago wedding stunner
This dress is so gorgeous and the color amazing for a fall wedding! I got lots of compliments! My original size was 6L as I am 5'8" and planned to wear 4-5 inch heels, however I sprained my ankle and realized the dress would be too long to wear flats. They overnighted me the 6R and it was perfect! Great length! The v neck goes low but I always felt secure at all times without a bra.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 163lbs
October 16, 2016
Wow!-waist whittled and girls front and center!
The color is amazing, almost like a sugar plum. There are pockets! This dress has quite a lot of material at the bottom and in the end because of the "ball gown"esq bottom I ended up going with a more simple option but I felt beautiful with it on! I'm between a 10-12 street clothes and the 10 fit snug but not uncomfortable, just the right amount to smooth the waist. Fashion tape is a must, I wore a low cut bra I had brought especially for such a dress, and it would have worked well w a bit of tape had I ended up wearing this. With 4 inch heels it was just about perfect, and I'm only 5' 3. Sorry for the crappy hotel bathroom photo, only one since going w another option but I did love this dress and if the right occasion arises I will order it in a heartbeat! This was a dress sent after my original order was no longer available- RTR went above and beyond my customer service dreams. I mean every single company could take a page from their book and the world would be a better place ;-) but really, after finding out two days before my order was to arrive my dress was not available, I freaked out a little. They spent several phone calls and countless messages back and forth to find me Several options in all kinds of price ranges and I felt like a kid in a candy store when my orders arrived. Never have a I had such a great experience trying on dresses either, each one was more beautiful than the last. Just ordered my bday dress, can't wait!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
October 28, 2016
Military ball win!
Amazing gown with a beautiful fabric and color. Got so many compliments.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 30, 2016
THIS DRESS! I've never felt so amazing!!!
This dress is perfect in every way. I have never felt so put together in such an effortless way. Compliments all night long, it's a great way to network when you are wearing such a gorgeous gown! It fit me perfectly, I used some fashion tape to make sure everything stayed in place. It is very poofy, but it adds to the whimsical element of this elegant gown.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 31, 2016
Fairytale Dress
Great dress, received lot of compliments. Definitely a puffy skirt! Top is nearly impossible to wear a bra with, but I felt secure in the dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
November 6, 2016
Perfect!
I loved this dress and I felt beautiful in it. I did have to use tape to keep the dress in place and I used individual stick on bra to fill out the dress a bit more (I'm a 34B).
AndreaNovember 28, 2016
Am 5'2" and am concerned this dress may be too long for a formal ball (I ballroom dance). My heel will be 3 inches. Did you wear high heels? How did you feel about the length?
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
November 7, 2016
I basically cried when I sent it back
This was the most beautiful gown! Photos don't do it justice, you have to see it in motion! Needed fashion tape for the neckline for sure and had some difficulty zipping it up at first. This is definitely a big skirt though, so be prepared to have a bit of a complicated time when you have to pee! And, oh yes, the pockets! I lost track of how many compliments I got at the black tie wedding I attended. Wish I could wear this dress every day!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 12, 2016
Did not wear this dress
This was my backup dress, but it ran large, I'm a large 34D but the top of this dress was still to large.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
November 13, 2016
Loved it!!! Very flattering
It's just the perfect amount of sexiness. I wore it to my husbands Navy ball. It was very flattering. I recently had a daughter, and still haven't lost the baby pudge, and it was so nice not to have to wear a girdle or worry about sucking in. I have a flatter chest than most, so I had to use A LOT of fashion tape to keep it in place. If it were my dress, I would have altered it to fit better up top but it worked out. I would definitely recommend the dress, and buy it if I could.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 16, 2016
Fantastic dress!
The dress was absolutely beautiful and fit wonderfully. It was slightly big in the top, but I put adhesive cups in the dress and it made the fit perfect. I used a small bit of fashion tape to keep from showing anything while moving around, but if you have a larger chest I doubt either of those items would be needed. I wore 3 inch heels and the dress was the perfect length.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 20, 2016
Absolutely stunning
This dress is a show stopper. Perfect for formal affairs. The crinoline and small train made me feel like a Princess. Compliments all night long. Didn't wear a bra but did use silicon adhesives and dress tape to ensure everything stayed put. I think this is a perfect dress for smaller chested women. Fabric is beautiful and the deep eggplant was perfect for a November black tie gala.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 49
December 3, 2016
I felt like a movie star!
I loved this dress more than my wedding dress. It's the most glamorous I've ever felt!! It's VERY low-cut, challenging with my 34D's. But I got creative with tape. It was just a tad long for me, even in heels & my husband stepped on the train more than once ( hooray insurance) but it was still WORTH IT! This was my first RTR experience & no way is it my last.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
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!!
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
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:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
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:
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:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
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:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
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:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
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:
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:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
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:
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:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
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:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
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
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
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.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
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:
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:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
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:
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:
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:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
March 26, 2017
Gorgeous Dress!
When the dress arrived I was thrilled! The fabric was luxurious, the style was elegant and the color was beautiful. I concur with other reviewers that the dress has little to no give. I needed some help from Spanx to get it zipped! It was also risqué on top for my 38D cup size. I donned a sheer sweater for dinner. The crinoline was easy to manage and overall the dress was very lightweight despite the poof. It stood out amongst a sea of black sheaths. I'd happily rent it again!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 26, 2017
Princess gown
Fit perfectly. Many compliments
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 174lbs
March 30, 2017
BEAUTIFUL !!!!!
The material of this dress was very different! Almost like paper! The fit was amazing and have the perfect amount of cleavage. I wore this to my military ball. The length was perfect. It kissed the ground with 4 inch heels. I am. 5'10". Very light and fun!!!! I got sooo many compliments!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
April 20, 2017
I felt like a princess
This dress is very comfortable and flattering. It made my waist look small and I got lots of compliments. It is long so I had to wear high heels. Beautiful!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
April 29, 2017
RtR's ability to fix their mistakes in less than 24hrs is by far the best.
This dress was what I expected. I had to use dress tape to tape down the bust line, but I think anyone renting this dress would have to. Anyone 5'4" and below will have to wear heels to keep from tripping on the length. The dress has pockets which is very convenient. The material is surprisingly light weight. I dance in this all night long and was very comfortable.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 30, 2017
pockets & a lot of boob
the dress was beautiful, the full skirt & pockets really made the ensemble!! i rented this for my junior prom and people were constantly complimenting it. obviously the neckline was incredibly revealing, and i have a pretty full bust, so you will definitely feel exposed all night. the length could not be better, i had a 4" heel and the dress grazed the floor but i never tripped on my own skirt. since it was so full, i was stepped on a couple times, but that didn't bother me. also: this dress is a MONSTER to repackage, i ended up wrestling with the garment bag for a couple minutes, but worth it x 100 for such an incredible dress!
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 3, 2017
SO MANY COMPLIMENTS
I. Loved. This. Dress!!!! The fit was great, the color is great, and the fabric is great! It's not heavy and it's so comfortable. I was afraid it would be too busty, but it really wasn't. I felt so good in this dress and I got so many compliments wearing it. Also, it has pockets! What else could you want??
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
May 7, 2017
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I loved this dress!! I wore it for my senior prom and it was beautiful and photographed well! Fits true to size but the straps were a little long so I had to pin them. I would recommend this dress to my friends that have the boobs to fill them out. Can't wait to rent again with RTR!!!!!!
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