Dahlia Dolman Gown

$340 to buy
$1,395 retail
Stylist Notes

Such a lady! This gown by Moschino Cheap and Chic is classic gala perfection. A little pop of sparkle like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Blue Skies Drop Earrings will complete your formal look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 48, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Floor 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 strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black lace (100% nylon). Three-quarter dolman sleeves. Boat neckline. Open back. Straight skirt with bloussant at waist. Hidden back zipper with button neck closure. Lined. Imported.

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114 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 9, 2016
Wonderful Dress!!

This was such a beautiful dress! It was extremely flattering and I got compliments all night. I would rent it again!!

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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114lbs
June 5, 2016
Most complements ever!!

As other reviews have stated this dress is a little snug around the hip/bottom area. This was the case for both the size 2 and 4 for me. That's just the fit. The size 2 fit perfectly! I was debating between the average length and long length ultimately going with the average. My heels were 2 1/2 inches and my shoes were visible which was fine by me. Any higher heels you would definitely want the long length. I have never received so many compliments in my life wearing a dress. Everyone said how elegant and flattering it was. I fell in love with this dress!!!!

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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 98lbs
August 18, 2016
Pretty dress

I'm petite usually a 00. The dress is very pretty & classy. The top was a bit big but definitely workable. Love the shape of skirt and was very flattering. I found the 38 regular perfect length for me with 4 inch heels. I'm 5 feet and 98 pounds.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
September 21, 2016
Perfect for at work gala.

I needed a formal dress for an at work gala fundraiser and this dress was a great choice for a classic look with amazing all over lace. The dress is true to size but had very little wiggle room if you plan to dance (I did not). I was also 3 months pregnant here so that may have added to the no wiggle room. This dress would also be a great choice for cold weather months.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
October 18, 2016
The dress actually fit even though I was hesitant!

Very flattering. Slight stretch in material.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
December 2, 2014
Loved the lace detail & fit around the hips

Runs a bit long but was fine w heels. Loved the mermaid fit. Couldn't wear a bra because of open back but because of the loose top and lace detail I wouldn't have been able to tell a difference

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 31
December 14, 2014
Fit great but was a bit short.

This dress was great for the black tie wedding I attended. However, I wasn't able to get the long size and the regular was too short with 3-4 inch heels. (I am only 5'5) I wore a kitten heel and the length was fine.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
December 23, 2014
Great dress but not right for my event

This dress was great but not what I really needed for a company holiday party. I did not end up wearing the dress but the 40r was what I would have worn. The dress is tightest in the hips.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
January 19, 2015
Everyone complimented me!

The dress fit perfectly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
February 9, 2015
Show Stopper Dress!

I generally stay away from black because I like bold clothes that stand out. This dress was anything but boring-an absolutely stunning dress. I was told by several strangers at the 1,000 person event I was at that this was the best dress there. It is insanely flattering-feminine but sexy. The lace detail requires nothing more to jazz it up. I may have added a necklace but I was running late and just threw it on and walked out. I disagree with others that it is long. I'm 5'7" and I ordered both a long and a regular. The regular was too short even to wear flats. I wore 3 inch heels with the long and felt like 2 inch heels would have been better given the length. Runs true to size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 12, 2015
Loved the lace detail!

I wore this to a museum gala and received tons of compliments! It definitely runs small, so I would order a size up for backup. I ordered a size 38R and a 40R and the 40R was pretty tight in the hips and waist (no stretch in this dress), but was still comfortable. I wore a three inch heel and the length was perfect. I absolutely love the lace in this dress, it's so beautiful! The black fabric layer under the lace lays slightly below mid-calf, so you can really see the lace, which is quite unique and lovely.

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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 20, 2015
This dress was perfection.

The 40R is like 2-3in shorter than the 42R. It was very comfortable and is figure flattering. I have a bigger backside, so it was tighter on me in my hip and thigh region. Only complaint is that I had to lift the bottom up about to my knees in order to walk up stairs, or to sit comfortably. By the end of the night after wearing it for a while the material loosened up enough for that issue to go away.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 29, 2015
Mermaid cut too snug in thighs

Loved this dress but it was too snug from the hips through the knees. I didn't end up wearing the dress because I was afraid I'd never make it up stairs if I encountered any!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 12, 2015
I got so many compliments. This dress is gorgeous.

Perfect dress. I am a 34C and didn't wear a bra be of the back. It was no big deal at all, the lining fit great.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
September 22, 2015
Elegant and form fitting dress

I was a little nervous about how this would fit my body type since I have small chest and large hips/thighs but it was very flattering for a form fitting dress. I got the long- and it just hovered over the floor when I was barefoot, so if you plan on wearing very high heels it might look a little weird. My heels were about 1.5 inches and it worked okay. Overall I was very happy with the dress.

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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 144lbs
November 25, 2015
I was told how gorgeous I looked more than I can remember, it was amazing.

Okay, this dress was stunning. The fit on my torso and hips was flawless. Cons to this dress- I ordered a regular which was slightly too short so I had to wear flats. I'm only slightly over 5'6 so that was surprising. The fit below the knees didn't make it impossible to walk but I constantly had to tell my boyfriend to take smaller steps because I couldn't take a normal length stride due to the mermaid fit. I've never worn a mermaid fit so this could be common and I just wasn't aware. Either way, I'd definitely wear this dress again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 16, 2015
Everything was perfect. Love the fit. Very comfortable

Very comfortable, perfect fit. Looked very glamorous and elegant. Received compliments all night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 28, 2016
This dress looked great!!

I wore this to a dance with a very conservative crowd. Although the style was a tad tighter than it should have been for the event, I still got tons of compliments. A couple things, though; the dress was pretty hard to walk in. I had to lift it up just to take steps that were still smaller than normal:) also, my heels got caught in the hem several times throughout the night. It was a little longer than I would have liked, but didn't drag too much or anything. Also, the band around the arms was tight, but this is beyond normal for me. I didn't wear a bra as it would have shown in the back, but it wasn't a problem at all.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
March 14, 2016
Classy and comfortable

I could have sized down for this dress but it wasn't available. I also would have gotten a longer length if available. I received compliments from my family. I added a belt since I felt like it needed something. It was really comfortable. I liked to have a little something on my arms for a cool day in NY.

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Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
April 4, 2016
Super comfortable!

Loved this dress, was very comfy but a bit baggy in the top. I had to tie up the straps to make it work.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 20, 2016
Beautiful dress but just a tad tight!

This dress is gorgeous! I would say it runs small (I'm typically a 2 and I could fit in the 42) but sitting down was difficult because it's real right around the hips so I decided to go with a different dress for that reason. I'm 5'5" and the Regular length is short! You could see my feet while I was barefoot trying it on so if you're my height definitely get a size bigger for backup and go for the Long length unless you're wearing flats! Other than though, really beautiful dress.

Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
April 24, 2016
RTR was easy, quick and fun. Dress showed up on time, looked great on and simple return process.

I am about 5'3" and have a small waist but larger hips. I usually wear a size 2 in dresses but glad I got the size 4. The size 2 would have been too tight in the hips. The length worked out great with wearing heels. Not too long and not too short. I got lots of compliments! The only negative I had was the lace overlay length was longer in the back and I had to hold it up when I danced so I didn't step on it. Other than that I loved the dress and it worked great for my event,

Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 30, 2016
It was my first time renting a dress and it was super easy!

I was worried the the dress would be super long because I am only 5'0 (on a good day and if I do Yoga). To my surprise the dress fit perfectly with my 4inch heels. There is one more bonus to the dress, if you have a little junk in the trunk or some may say a round backside, this dress will totally accentuate your gift :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
February 19, 2015
Beautiful and comfortable!

Loved the dress! It fit great was long enough and was very comfortable. Wore this to a winter blizzard wedding a fit was perfect!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 23, 2015
Beautiful dress..tons of compliments

I was nervous this dress was not going to fit based on the reviews. I was pleasantly surprised when it did. It was a perfect fit and could not have picked a better choice. Wore to a Dining Out in February. This dress was very comfortable and the sleeves added some much needed warmth. Loved the open back. Very vintage feel. I would definitely rent again and highly recommended. It was a little on the "short" side which was perfect for me. I am 5'3" and wore with a 3" heel making it the perfect length. If you are taller than me for sure order the long!

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Size worn:
38L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 1, 2015
Absolutely loved this dress!! So many compliments

Fit true to size

Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 31, 2015
The dress was very pretty. Light weight and great for dancing!

The dress was too short to wear with heels but worked well with flats.

Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 2, 2015
The dress fit perfectly. I felt like the best dressed girl at the event!

LOVE THIS DRESS. It's perfect for girls who have hips. I was in a 42R and it fit perfectly in the waist and covered my hips where they were showing curves but I could move around. The backless element added a fun surprise and, because of the lace, I was able to go without a bra. I was told by my stylist friend the dress was "perfect". I would recommend for girls around 5'6" as you can pair with 2-3" heels and it seems tailored perfectly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 16, 2015
Great dress, did not fit

Beautiful but did not fit in the hips.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 134lbs
May 16, 2016
This dress looks amazing on! The lace is so pretty and the open back is stunning!

This dress turned out to be one of my best rentals from RTR! It looked like it was made for me. The only slight issue I had with it was that it was a little short. I had read reviews saying this was the case for many of them, but being short I didn't think it would be an issue. To my surprise, it was! All in all it worked out and the dress landed just above my ankles (maybe that is where they are supposed to land?) and I wore heels you just got to see them all instead of just a little. I LOVED wearing this dress!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
May 24, 2016
Honestly, I really liked the dress. Classy, interested and lightweight.

Only problem, it runs way, way too small. I normally wear a 6 and it really was too short to wear with any heels even if it did fit.

Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 5, 2016
Classy and elegant

I saw this dress on a friend at a wedding and loved it. I needed a dress for un upcoming fundraiser and thought this would be prefect. It does run on the smaller side and if you're tall you'll need the long length. I'm 5'8" and the long fit me perfect with a shorter heel. The only bummer about this dress was the lace was ripped so I couldn't wear it and had to quickly grab something from my closet. If you're going to be dancing and moving a lot it is a little more restrictive but it's such an elegant and classy dress. I loved the style, wish I could have worn it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 11, 2013
Beautiful, dramatic dress

This dress runs very small. I could pull it on, but could not zip it up over my hips. Admittedly, I do have generous hips. The top fit just perfectly. This was an At Home Try On dress. I don't have an occasion to wear it, but I really wish I did, so I could rent it in a 42R. The black lace is stunning. The slightly oversized nature of the lace makes it dramatic. The lace does not itch, so it would be comfortable to wear all evening. Even in a size too small, the dress hugged the lower half of my body in a wonderful way.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
December 16, 2013
Too tight in the hips and thighs.

I am 5'5" and weigh 114lbs and neither the 40R nor the 42R fit me very well. From your waist to right above your knees the dress hugs your body, and I just didn't like the way it hugged mine.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 139lbs
January 8, 2014
Tight at the hips

Unfortunately this dress did not fit me in either size I received it in. It was too tight in the hip area and too loose in the bust area. It is a mermaid dress, but you can not tell by the picture. It is a very pretty dress and I was very upset it did not work out. Luckily I was able to order another dress that arrived the very next day!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 4, 2014
Comfy and looks great

I'm usually a true dress size 4 but the 44R ran a little small in the hips. This made it a little hard for me to walk without holding my dress up over my heels. Regardless, it was an overall comfy fit and perfect for the formal dinner I wore it to. I received many compliments.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 24, 2014
I felt so glamorous!

I have never felt more beautiful in my life! And I got so many compliments from complete strangers! The dress does run a little small, so if I had the choice I would have liked to wear the 42R as the 40R was still a bit tight around my hips! The lace is so stunning, but looks worn especially at the bottom (it was a bit fuzzy) from dragging on the floor. I loved the open back. This dress is super easy to wear, and very comfortable! Rent it! You won't regret it!

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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
January 5, 2014
I'm still dreaming of how perfect this dress was...

I love rent the runway, I love this dress. I was loved in this dress. Perfect for a wedding where I didn't know how formal it was going to be (late afternoon, Vermont) - the length, color and bottom half said formal, the fabric and drapey top said relaxed. Drop dead sexy without a hint of trying too hard. More details: http://theremadebridesmaid.blogspot.com/2013/10/cinderella-story.html

ginaJanuary 5, 2014
I have about the same measurements as you, and can vary in size depending on the fit. There is only size 2 available the dates I need, was there room to size down?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 3, 2014
Beautiful dress for a black tie event

Liner is silk and runs small even though lace is a bit looser. I usually wear a 2/4 and the 4 was very tight on my hips, almost wished I had rented the 6! Black lace is a great canvas for accessories that pop.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
December 14, 2014
I LOVED this dress but it was too short for me.

Even in flats, it was too short for me. Sad. It was a gorgeous dress.

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