Kensington Mini

$30 rental
$1650 retail

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Stylist Notes

Attending a dinner party? Go school girl chic in this fab Moschino style. Shown here with the Lauren Merkin's Eve Clutch and kate spade new york accessories Crystal Kate Chandelier Earrings.

Also available in white.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Italian sizing. Sized 38-44.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - fitted until drop waist
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, 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 back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Italian sizing. Sized 38-44.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - fitted until drop waist
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Product Details

Black and ivory crepe (70% Triacetate, 30% Polyester). Three quarter sleeves. Crew neckline. Pleaded skirt. Gold button detail. Shift body. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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32 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(23)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 1, 2015
Prefect for the occasion
I rented this dress for a Beatles-themed company party. Loved the 60s vibe without being a "costume." Note on the size - I'm normally a size 6 or 8. I was worried with the Italian sizing (I'm not good with knowing my measurements) and ordered the 44 and 42. I wore the 42 and the tag on the dress said US Size 8! I wish I would have known this as it would have taken stress out of ordering. I possibly could have worn a size smaller, but as others have noted, the arms are snug. Overall, very happy, but I want others to know 44 = 10 and 42 = 8.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 6, 2015
Great for holiday party. Sleeves are VERY tight.
The dress was beautiful and conservative for a holiday party with my boyfriend's family. I paired it with black tights and black and gold wedges (I can't seem to find a picture though). The pockets were useful for holding my phone and lipstick. My one complaint is that the sleeves had no give at all. They fit over my arms, but were very snug because there was so stretch to them.
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
December 30, 2014
A great Kate look-alike piece!
The dress was perfect for Christmas Eve mass and parties afterwards. I paired it black tights and black ankle boots. It was very comfortable. I was a little worried about renting this dress at first because my hips are wider than my top (I'm petite, but still a little pear-shaped); however, the dress fit perfectly fine and the flare at the bottom was not at all overwhelming. I received so many compliments all night, and needless to say, I was sad to send this one back. I love anything that reminds me of Kate Middleton. I will be renting this dress again!
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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 6, 2014
Classy Jackie-O Style
So many compliments! A bit big but it was definitely comfortable!
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 3, 2014
Wish I could keep it. Felt so classy!
Arms fit snug but the body is very loose. Think 60's mod straight up and down.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
October 6, 2014
Stunning classy conservative dress
I have previously rented the white version of this dress and I absolutely loved both of them! Very classy and stylish. This dress is timeless. Add some pearls and you look glam!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 18, 2014
One fellow partygoer told me I had "an Audrey Hepburn thing going on." :)
This was a very comfortable dress, though the arms were a bit tight as other reviewers noted. Also, I could have worn the size down except for the fit in the hips. I'm about a size 6 on my bottom half right now, and the band on the 40 was just a bit too tight for the dress to lay right on me. It kept hiking up, which created a wrinkle/poof around my middle. The 42 fit better on the hips, but I lost a bit of the shape around my waist. Overall, this was a great dress for a fairly casual, somewhat chilly outdoor party on a horse farm.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 9, 2014
Chic dress. Classic without looking too matronly. NIce for a semi-formal event or cocktails.
The dress runs large in the mid section and through the top which I find common with boat neck style tops. My biggest complaint about the dress is on the website they state a Italian size 40 is a size 2, but when I recieved the dress the label stated an Italian size 40 was a US size 6. i felt that the dress fit more like a size 6 versus the size 2 I was lead to believe I had ordered. If I ordered the dress again I would order a size smaller the 38.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 19, 2014
Awkward size: small in chest, large in waist
I did not end up wearing this dress. It was too small in the chest and yet really large in the waist. I do not recommend this dress and was grateful that RTR ended up sending a different second size dress as a coincidence because they did not have this dress in the two sizes I rented.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 16, 2014
Classic dress
Work to a work event and received tons of compliments. Fits slightly boxy at the top...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 16, 2014
Very classy and chic.... Almost looks like A Chanel
It is very fitted and made of a fabric that doesn't breath very well so I suggest wearing it in a cold environment.... U do sweat in it ...
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
June 16, 2014
eh
It was way too long on me. I'm 5'1. I looked like a dorky Catholic school girl whose mom won't let her hem her skirt. The material was also underwhelming -- very thick polyester.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 9, 2014
I didn't like the fabric. And it was longer than expected.
The fabric didn't look high quality. Also the skirt reached near my knee which made the dress look like a school uniform. I didn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 3, 2014
Great, conservative dress
I rented this dress for an engagement family hosted by a conservative family in the dead of New England winter. I wore with black tights and black heels. I was happy with the dress, but some things I would like to mention include the smallish armholes - I am petite and the shoulders/arms were a bit snug, so someone with larger shoulders will definitely have a problem. The gold button detailing was very nice, but some of the buttons were very loose. The torso does fit a little funny, it felt like it was too short but at the same time had a lot of extra bunchy fabric. This is good for hiding a tummy, but the way the fabric flowed was a little awkward.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
April 1, 2014
This dress is nice. It looks just like the picture. Runs very small in the sleeves.
I liked this dress. I wore it to a dinner event and I looked lovely. I would recommend this look for an elderly woman, a law school interview, or even a funeral. If worn in the right environment, the look will complement you very well. Otherwise, I think it will give you a groggy touch.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 104lbs
March 22, 2014
Love this!
I didn't wear drop waist dresses until this one changed my tune. It's fantastic. Felt pretty, totally presentable, and the shorter length kept it fun. Highly recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 10, 2014
RTR on Broadway
I rented this dress last minute to go see Beautiful the Carole King story on broadway. It is such a classy dress and I felt that it transitioned easily from day to night. I got a bunch of compliments on the dress and wouldn't hesitate to rent it again.
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Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
February 28, 2014
beautiful
classy, beautiful dress...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 27, 2014
It was cute, a more conservative fit. Would be a great choice for a work dinner or after hours event
The torso of the bodice is REALLY long. It worked for me because I have a really long torso, but if you are short wasted, it might be a challenge. It runs a bit large. I went for a 6, but a 4 would have been a better fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 16, 2014
Wore to work then date night!
This was perfect to wear to (conservative, business attire) work then out for a special dinner. Normally a size 6, I wore the 44 bc the 42 was unavailable, and it fit but was a bit baggy in the midsection, but still looked good and got tons of of compliments from both co-workers and people at dinner. I think I will rent it in white for my upcoming bridal shower as well
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
February 6, 2014
wore this to work - fit perfectly and looked super professional!
the 0 fit perfectly but the armhole/sleeves run a little small so if you have bigger arms i would go up a size!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 31, 2014
Perfect for a low key fundraiser. Very on trend but also lady like.
The fit is true to size, although it runs a little small in the arms.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 14, 2014
Perfect dress for an event with the family!
This style was really classic and very fun! It runs very true to size but hits longer than expected! I wish it was a little shorter, however it really is a great look! I recommend keeping accessories very minimal as the style speaks for itself!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
October 20, 2013
Very Jackie O
Classic, well tailored piece. I wore this to a political function and received compliments all day. The arms are incredibly tight so be mindful of this when you order. I am typically a size 0 and wore the 38 and the arms were snug but I was okay. Very comfortable and distinctive.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
October 9, 2013
cute party dress
this dress has NO stretch. it's super cute though, the fabric and lining are quite warm so i definitely wouldn't wear it someplace warm. it's a great party dress, at first i thought it was boring when i took it off the hanger but i loved it once i had it on!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
July 30, 2013
Stunning
I rented this dress for a very sophisticated political family wedding and it was stunning. It looks big on the hanger but fits perfectly when you put it on. The sleeves are a bit tight at the elbows even though I have very slim arms. It is quite comfortable and I had so many compliments on the dress. I felt like Kate Middleton.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
June 27, 2013
Sophisticated!!
This is very sophisticated dress!! I was quiet suprised after I recevied it. Picture doesn't tell everything. Dress itself was very comfortable, didn't look boxy or big. Very sophisticated and perfect for formal event. I'm planning to rent this dress again for my work event. I feel like million dollars in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
May 21, 2013
My husband really liked this one!
Conservative and very well made.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 100lbs
May 11, 2013
Feel like Kate Middleton
I wore this dress for a medical conference in Washington DC. I felt it had a great professional/political look while being fashionable at the same time. I am generally a size 0, so I wore the 38. It fit perfectly fine. I am lucky that I have small arms, which I know was mentioned in previous reviews. The dress itself is very roomy, but I think the cut guarantees a nice shape. My friend said this dress was a perfect 10. I received a million compliments from other women. I would HIGHLY recommend this dress.
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 9, 2012
Super classy, elegant, and REGAL
I wore this dress to my husband's company holiday party. The atmosphere is rather conservative, so I thought this was perfect for the occasion. When I first opened the dress, I thought, "Is this too simple?" The dress doesn't have the frills and sparkles like other holiday dresses, but it has the subtle festivity to it due to the gold buttons (and I wore really big, crystal earrings, which helped a lot). I actually ended up liking it this way a lot better because the subtly of the dress made it very classy and elegant. The dress is also very REGAL. I can imagine Kate Middleton wearing this dress. The dress is not meant to be worn tight, so it was very comfortable and easy. The sleeves are a bit tight, so if you have bigger arms, this dress might not work for you.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
October 18, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg called me "the pretty girl in the front row"
In love with this dress. I've already rented it twice. It has a classic British feel but with such a youthful edge. The dress is a mini length on a taller girl (hits mid-thigh) and the A-line cut is super flattering. I highly recommend renting. The only downside is the arms are fairly tight. If your arms are fatter, do NOT rent this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 1, 2012
Super Classic and Easy!
I loved this dress! It is very easy and I felt very sophisticated in it. I loved the clean lines and adorable button detail. This dress runs very true to size, I would size up for backup ( but you probably won't need to). This hit right above my knee. Overall, a great dress !
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