Cassidy Gown

$80 rental
$998 retail
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Stylist Notes

Lush purple tulle layers make this empire-waist ML Monique Lhuillier gown sublime. Amplify the graceful neckline with dangling earrings.

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: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress 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 nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Bump Friendly, and Tall body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

We recommend fashion tape.

Product Details

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

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70 reviews
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(26)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 51
April 26, 2017
the people
Great fit, glad I ordered petite (I'm 5'3) a regular would have been much to long. Beautiful vibrant color yet elegant design.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 19, 2017
So bummed I didn't get to wear this beautiful dress.
I received this dress as a back up dress but it didn't fit either. I ordered the size 6 and a size 8 as a back up. I'm a size 36 C in bra size and the size 6 fit ok unfortunately the dress was too long even with 4" heels. It's a gorgeous dress unfortunately it wasn't the dress for me.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 2, 2017
Gorgeous dress!
I loved this dress! I wore it to a 20's themed Gala event we were a presenting sponsor at and I got several compliments on it. It was modest enough for a work event but still sexy with the open back and sheer detail in front. I wore the 8R which was pretty snug around my bigger rib cage but fit much better than the 10. I could've worn an 8L (they were out of that size) but the 8R was only a touch too short with flats even though I'm 5'10. I doubt anyone noticed the length. I would definitely have needed a long if I wanted to wear any heel at all. I have a pretty large bust (34F) and the dress was snug enough up top that I didn't need to wear a bra and felt supported all night. And the fabric is gorgeous! Lastly, this is a super flattering dress if you're pregnant and just starting to show. Lots of fabric in the skirt makes everything hang smoothly without adding any bulk. Overall this was a great rental!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 21, 2017
Beautiful online but not the same in person.
Fit was not as expected. V was much higher up on my chest than pictured and the overall fit of the top was baggy. Material wasn't as vibrate as the photos show and felt pretty itchy. I ended up sending this back in hopes of finding another dress for a black tie wedding I am attending in April.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
March 13, 2017
Frumpy, neckline shown is not what was received, did not love the dress
The dress fit well but did not photograph well at all. I love the flow of the bottom and I wanted the open, low cut front to balance it out. The neckline is different then what is shown in the photos. It is not low cut which is what it needed to make up for the flowy shape. the neckline and sides are lined with black lace. If you want to be more conservative, it is. I however, did not want to be and the lace made the dress very frumpy on and not at all what I envisioned upon ordering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 6, 2017
This was my backup dress and loved it even more than my original dress
My original order had some issues getting to me due to the Christmas holiday. RTR staff was super helpful and sent me two replacement dresses and I fell in love with this dress! Everyone had a positive comment to say and I felt like a princess.
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Size worn:
8P
Rented for:
Other
January 8, 2017
Petite was perfect for 5'2
Rented for medieval themed formal event. Wore lightweight cup bra from Target. Fit great. Lots of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
January 5, 2017
I felt beautiful
This dress was not only gorgeous but also comfy for a gown. I got so many compliments and questions about this gown, like "where did you get it?" and "you look amazing!" i recommend this dress 100%!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 18, 2016
Beautiful dress
Fabric was rich and had beautiful flow and drape. The waist is fitted but skirt is very full and forgiving in the hips. I found the top to be less low cut than in the model picture, and was able to comfortably go without bra or fashion tape. The long was not available, but the regular was just right with 2 inch heels on me at 5'8". Loved this dress!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 17, 2016
A friend and I both rented dresses. We both got so many compliments
After a big dinner at the event I was thankful for a little room in this beautiful dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 12, 2016
Interesting details - beautiful color!
This dress is gorgeous, but may not look or feel as you expect from the pictures, so keep an open mind. It is has softer detailing and more of a vintage+new look than the pictures suggest. I actually liked that about it - I would have loved wearing this, but ordered two for an event, and the other came together better. Love the color and cut. This would work on a variety of girly shapes. If you're a redhead, have green or hazel eyes, think seriously about this dress if it appeals to you. It is lovely!
Size worn:
12P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
November 10, 2016
Even prettier in person!
I ordered this dress for a military formal. Based on reviews, I ordered one and two sizes up because people said the band on the waist was snug. I ended up wearing the 12P. I am 5'5'' and the length on the dress was perfect for me with 2 inch heels on. The purple color is even more brilliant in person. I received so many compliments on the dress. The v-neck line does sit higher than what is shown on the model, and I was perfectly happy with it. The only thing I would suggest is some dress tape on the straps to keep them from sliding off your shoulders.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2016
Purple beauty!
Normally wear a 6P, but a 4P fit better in this dress. I was worried it would be too long, especially since I wasn't planning to wear heels. I went barefoot for a photo shoot. The length was perfect. Beautiful layers of fabric, comfortable and easy to wear.
RTR CustomerDecember 7, 2016
did you have to wear boob tape aka fashion tape to hold the dress on your chest?
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
November 8, 2016
Felt like a princess
The color and lace were beautiful. It's not quite as low cut in the front which was nice but I did expect something just a little sexier. I didn't need tape since I have a small chest and wider shoulders. I'm 5'8 and the regular was a perfect length with flats. I got compliments all night. The zipper by the ribbon is very hard to pull.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
October 26, 2016
I saw go up in size.
I have what I would call a big rib cage and this was tight. Zipper was hard to zip.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
October 14, 2016
Purple lacy elegance
This dress is much more purple than the computer makes it look. Great color, flattering cut if you're going for empire waist. It has a low back, so be prepped with tape/pasties. I didn't end up wearing this because I loved another option, but this was a close second. Try it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
October 9, 2016
Saved the day
I rented another dress that didn't end up working out and I called RTR for a last minute switch. I chose this one which they overnighted to me and it was perfect! It was very comfortable, elegant and sophisticated. I got so many compliments at the wedding on the color and overall dress. The dress walks very well as it "floats" behind you (careful up and down stairs though). PLUS I ordered the 6L, I'm 5'10, wore heels and it was plenty long enough! Highly recommend for black tie affairs.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
October 4, 2016
Didn't like this.
Wasn't as flattering as I had hoped. Would be great for a pregnant person or someone who didn't want to accentuate your waist size.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
October 3, 2016
I got compliments all day on this look!!! I wore for my braids maid dress
I had ordered the size 2r and the 4 petit ... I ended up wearing the size 2r and fit perfect and very comfortable. It's a long dress so I did have to wear 3-4 inch heals but I'm on the shorter side , that's why I thought the petit might be better but it was to big.... I ordered the 2r cause so many people said it runs big. I'd say I'm normally a size 4 so that was very helpful. It was my frist re the runway look I order and I have to say it was perfect for the romantic garden setting of my friends wedding ... as I was a bridesmaid ....
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
October 1, 2016
Great dress! Love the material
i used this dress for my engagement and it was beautiful. It did run large, slightly loose but still wearable. I am a size 0, btw. I loved the pattern on the dress. It was subtle but still noticeable. Length was perfect. would very much recommend this for sure!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
September 5, 2016
Nonstop compliments!
So I was a little skeptical at first after reading all the reviews but I rented anyways. I will say that it is a bit loose on the top but of course I'm pretty small in that area so maybe if you're more blessed than I am, it'll fit perfect. The dress is so stunning, people wouldn't stop complimenting me the whole night. I got the 8L because I'm 5'7 & I wanted to wear heels but I would totally recommend going with an 8R unless you plan on wearing 6 inch heels with it (I wore 3in heels). The lace tends to get stuck on the heel if you dont wear the right size heels. Overall, I loved my rental & I'm so excited to see the photographers pictures.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 2, 2016
Purple Crush
Wore to opening of Swan Lake. Breathtaking dress--rich deep purple, black overlay. Perfect length with heels. NuBra works perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 24, 2016
Do not rent if you are below 5'6''
I do not have a picture for this dress because I tried it on for 30 seconds. I'm only 5'2'', so I should've realized the dress might look funny compared to a model several inches taller and 20 lbs lighter than I, but I was a giant purple marshmellow. it's a very pretty dress, just beware it is definitely not for all sizes and shapes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 21, 2016
Tenure & 35th birthday Photoshoot
I got this for a photoshoot to celebrate my tenure & 35th birthday. It was gorgeous, comfy & elegant. We went into the desert and really got some great pics. The dress itself has various layers of tulle and other fabrics. The top layer is black, but the other fabric is definitely purple. It's spreads wonderfully and has plenty of room for girls with a booty (like me). The 8 also fit, but it was uncomfortably tight at the waist (which is a black ribbon with some sort of an effect on it, not leather). However, the 10 was a little big in the shoulders. Since I was doing this shoot, the fit of the dress didn't matter too much, but you could have gone either way.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 156lbs
August 7, 2016
Beautiful!!!
This dress is more beautiful and lovely than the picture :) very comfortable, although just a touch itchy on top (not really bothersome though). I was looking for a dress that would hide my postpartum bump. The 8R was a good fit around the middle, but the straps were just a touch too long. With good posture it worked ok, although I had to adjust the straps from time to time throughout the night. I also have a small breast cup and the top was a little roomy, probably an 8P might have fit better. Due to the open, low back, there isn't really an option for full coverage or lift bra. As with other reviews, the front is not as low cut as shown on the model. I loved wearing the dress and I danced the night away in it too:)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
July 22, 2016
Not the choice if you have to wear a bra
I rented this for a wedding in July when I was 7 months pregnant. I couldn't wear it because it was too revealing in the back, as I needed to wear a bra.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 1, 2016
Pretty!
This was my back up dress so I did not wear it. It was very pretty on, however.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 28, 2016
When I received the dresses, I knew that it was going to be great for my prom.
I'm roughly 5'11" and the regular dress was about an inch above my toes when I wore flats. The waist sat mid rib cage (which is a little larger than my waist) on me and fit perfectly fine. Like the other reviews the top of the dress is a little loose if you have a smaller chest (32A) and the neck line isn't as low as pictured, which I really liked from the picture shown and that slightly disappointed me, but the deep v in the back was just as shown. It was really comfortable, I was able to sit comfortably and dance at my prom, and I recommend the dress for whatever formal occasion.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
June 27, 2016
Top is too baggy
In order to get the size I needed to fit my waist - the top was too large and made me look grumpy. Definitely NOT a dress for a petite person.
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
June 12, 2016
Felt like a princess
The Cassidy gown is a rich purple with lots of fabric in the skirt. I'm 5'2 so I wore 5 inch heels and the length was perfect. I pinned my hair and styled it to the side so show off my open back. I'm really happy I chose this gown! I danced all night in it.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 31, 2016
The dress was comfortable and elegant.
The dress was a great choice for my first black tie wedding. The colors were beautiful. It ran true to size, and as others had previously mentioned, a little fashion tape was the only thing I needed to fit the top a little more to my shape. The waist was very fitted, so I opted to go with the bigger size to allow a little more eating room. As for the length, the dress perfectly skimmed the floor when wearing 3 inch heels. This was my first RTR, and I was very happy with how easy it was! I can't wait to get another dress for my next big occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 22, 2016
Brilliant color and details.
Heels and fashion tape made this work. Better if petite length. Moved well. Very striking.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 15, 2016
Pretty Dress, Nice Detail, Not very flattering
I ended up not wearing this dress as I fell in love in my second option. The color and design of the dress is very pretty, but the fit is strange. The top part is definitely not as low as pictured, and it fits very poorly up top. You would have to have some alteration work as the breast area is not connected to the dress and makes you appear heavier than you truly are.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 7, 2016
Very elegant
I did not originally order this, but due to problems with my original order, rtr had such terrific customer service that they sent this dress to me as a back up. This dress is very beautiful and elegant. The back is low cut and super fun. The cleavage area is covered by lace, unlike in the models photo. I didn't end up wearing this dress because it didn't really have the huge wow factor I was going for. But I would recommend this to someone who's going to a very formal black tie affair, it really is beautiful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
May 5, 2016
Beautiful, unusual & fun dress
Not as plunging of a neckline as shown on the models, and I was a little disappointed that the waistband is actually somewhat "cheap" looking, just a plain black grosgrain ribbon. I wish it had been a cute, slim patent leather belt. The top had plenty of room, across the bust and under the arms and the dress would have been really comfortable to wear all night and dance in at my event. Color was spectacular, the layers of satin, lace, and netting were very textural, skirt was floor length in my bare feet (I'm 6' tall) and would have been perfect in heels. Swishy, pretty, unusual, and fun...but it was just overshadowed by my other, spectacular Rent the Runway dress, so I didn't choose to wear this one for the actual occasion.
MaggieJune 7, 2016
What dress did you wear instead??
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 4, 2016
This dress was perfect and I was genuinely sad to return it. I felt like a Grecian goddess!
Wore this dress for my friend's wedding at the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara. I think my size may have been mislabeled because the 10 was actually a bit smaller than the 8 and fit perfectly. I got many compliments the entire evening and couldn't have felt more beautiful. I'm 5'7" and the long was perfect for me with 3" heels (with almost zero platform)
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 1, 2016
So many compliments on this dress!
Honestly I thought this dress was much more blue than it really was so I was a little surprised when I opened it but ended up loving it. I had 3 inch heels on and still had issues with the length but was cautious of it when walking around. I wore this to a charity gala and had compliments all night on it. I usually wear a size 2 in dresses that aren't super form fitting, but this one definitely felt a lot looser than a normal 2.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
April 27, 2016
The perfect gown
I got incredibly lucky with this dress. I ordered it on a Thursday for a Saturday event. It arrived in time in perfect condition. I ended up ordering a size 0 because there was no other size available (i didnt get a back up size either) which i am glad because it worked out, otherwise if i sized up it would have been too big on me. The waist is small (i have a small waist) but i have a big bottom so there was enough room. The bust area is more for bigger bust women but all you need for a quick fix is hollywood fashion tape or two pins and voila. I got compliments ALL night. highly recommend. The photos do not do the dress justice.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 26, 2016
The dress is purple which is perfect for the Mardi Gras Endymion Ball I went to.
The reviews were correct that it runs bigger. The sides stood out weird and made me look very square, so I safety pinned them back. After doing so it looked way better! The dress length was perfect, I am about 5'7-5'8 and I was able to wear a baby heel.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
April 22, 2016
Beautiful dress for the event.
The fit is pretty true to the model you see on the website although I will say that the dress doesn't v down quite as much in person. It's very tasteful. Also, the waist does not have any give at all, so perhaps size up instead of down. The dress looks more blue on the website, it's actually more of a deep purple, but very pretty. The dress is also very long. Even with 4 inch heels, it dusted the ground.
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