Narciso Rodriguez

Crimson Cutout Gown

$525 to buy
$3,500 retail
Stylist Notes

Feel and look red carpet ready in this jaw dropping Narciso Rodriguez glam gown. Go with celebrity style accessories like the Nicole Miller's Star Light Star Bright Necklace.

Also available in black.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust and can not be worn with a standard strapless bra due to exposed back
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Floor length - available in two lengths. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'1'' to 5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7'' to 5'10'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra due to open back
FABRIC: Fabric has very slight stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red stretch silk crepe(92% silk; 8% elastane). Square neckline. Cold shoulder. Cross back. Seaming details at bust. Exposed back zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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55 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(39)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 4, 2012
Serious showstopper
This is probably the most insane dress on the entire site, it is drop dead gorgeous. I think every single person I saw complimented the dress, it's a stunner. I have an asian body so the 38 was better on my narrow hips but the torso was SO ungodly tight and the satiny fabric was so thin it showed everything and even I (as a 107lb size zero) had to wear spanx to stay smooth. In the end, I decided to go up a size and wore the 40 which was a little too big on my hips but perfect on my torso and was way more comfortable (still had to wear spanx though). When you put it on, undo the zipper but keep the hook-and-eye clasps hooked together on the back and just pull the top part on in one piece (rather than trying to hook it after its on). Also, i WAS able to wear a regular strapless bra, i just pushed it down low in the back.
PatriciaMarch 6, 2012
how about the length? I am 5'6". What length would you recommend I order?
virginiaMarch 6, 2012
Patricia, I am not the above customer but if you're still looking at this dress, i would recommend talking to one of the style specialist through the "chat" feature. They hop on in a minute and are extremely helpful. My personal rule is always go longer. You can always, wear heels. The "size and fit" tab above does say to get a regular if you are 5'6" but if you're pushing 5'7" I'd def get the long. But that's just me! I like high heels!
alyssaMarch 6, 2012
serious showstopper do you have any pictures in the dress that you could post? thanks1
LeAnneMarch 28, 2012
What does the reviewer mean by wearing spanx with the dress?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
March 8, 2012
I was told that I looked like I was "poured into the dress" because of how well it fit. Other comments were "you look Regal". Definitely a night the I will NEVER for get. Thanks RTR!
I LOVED this dress!!! WOW! I thought that the 38R would be fine, but am glad that I got the 40R as well. It fit like a glove. I felt like I belonged on the Oscar Red Carpet. My event was a formal fundraiser for a Children's Dental Clinic that I volunteer for. I got raving reviews all night and would highly recommend this dress to anyone looking to feel AMAZING!
SusanApril 9, 2012
Did you have to wear spanx?
RTR CustomerSeptember 28, 2013
Did this dress really stand out among tons of formal gowns?
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 1, 2012
Felt amazing!
I was scared when I saw the reviews on how the size ran very small but was pleasantly surprised when the dress fit perfectly. Minus the fact i could only wear small heels because the dress was shorter than I imagined. I would recommend this dress to anyone it fits like a glove and is a true stunner. I received mass amounts of compliments and also the dress was very easy to move and to dance in. Very breathable. I would even rent this dress again! I had people trying to buy it off of me..
ShannonAugust 20, 2012
what size were your heels?
RTRAugust 27, 2012
Hi, if you are a similar height to Cat we recommend ordering the long length and wearing up to a 3" heel. Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7'' to 5'10'').
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
July 2, 2012
Showstopper
I rented this for a black tie wedding and it was perfect. The fabric is so light (you will need to iron or steam after delivery). The only thing is, the nature of the cut of the dress makes moving your arms up, and your legs apart a bit constricted. Overall, for a 38L, everything was true to size and fit like a glove. Amazing dress, amazing color!
NaomiFebruary 12, 2014
How tall were your heels?
JennyFebruary 18, 2014
3.5"
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
July 16, 2012
The style team made everything so easy! I will definitely rent again!
I rented this for my 40th Birthday Party and it was amazing!! Dresses can be a bit tricky because I'm short and very curvy but this dress was perfectly tailored to hug every curve to the max!! Everyone couldn't stop complimenting me on how amazing I looked. I've never felt more beautiful.
RebekahApril 9, 2013
Did you just wear a standard bra? I'm concerned because I also have a large chest.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
August 30, 2012
Perfect if you're tall
This was my backup prom gown. It is a beautiful dress and i loved the top, however the bottoms looked a little weird on someone my height. The dress is also beautifully structured and really highlights your waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 4, 2012
I felt like a superstar!!!
AMAZING DRESS!!!! This dress is a SHOW STOPPER!! I ordered the 40L & 42R originally because the 40R wasn't available. The 40L was a little too big. This dress is supposed to be fitted so I had RTR send me the 38L which fit perfectly! Even the length! I am convinced that I had the 38R and not the 38L because the length was perfect for me with 3 1/2 in heels and I'm only 5' 3.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
September 16, 2012
So many compliments!!!
Wore this dress for a black tie event! Several people told me it was their favorite dress of the evening!! The only thing is that it runs a short. I am 5'7 and ordered the regular. It was much too short. I would definitely recommend the long. But, overall it was a beautiful dress!! Very well made. Not to mention Jennifer Anniston wore the same dress on the cover of vogue before!! I felt like a star!!
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 25, 2012
Wearing this dress by Narciso Rodriguez, I don't think I've ever felt more beautiful in my life.
This dress is incredibly well designed. As a tall woman, it is often difficult for me to find a dress that fits well. This one did! So many people at the prom I wore it for said I was the stunner of the evening; I was so thankful to find this dress. The cutouts and neckline are well-placed, and the color is vibrant. It is just as it looks in the picture. I would definitely recommend it, especially for a very formal occasion where you want to stand out from the other girls.
NaomiFebruary 12, 2014
Hi , I'm the same measurements as you but I'm 5'11 and I was wondering how tall your heels were?
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
October 12, 2012
Didn't wear the dress )=
Beautiful dress, great color and cut but the midsection was waaaayyy too big. It made a sort of ill-fitting pillowy look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 20, 2012
Not only did I look like a million bucks, but I felt like it too! Beautiful gown and clutch!
The fit couldn't have been better. The fabric does wrinkle easily, so take a steam iron if you're traveling. I'd rent again in a heartbeat.
DanicaDecember 10, 2012
HI, i'm also 4'11". You look incredible in this pic by the way hah. I was wondering how tall your heels were
JasmineFebruary 17, 2013
You look so tall!
CatherineFebruary 24, 2013
I'm 5'8", and my heels were 3 1/2". There was an error on the page when I created my profile and it wouldn't allow me to change my height. I'll try to fix it now. Thank you for the compliments!
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
November 27, 2012
The color. The fit. The WOW
All good. Easy to wear. HOT HOT HOT!!!
sanelaMarch 26, 2013
she's 5'10 and wore regular or long?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141lbs
April 1, 2013
Does wonders for the figure, really beautiful dress. Great rental experience
This dress is stunning. The fit was perfect - I am a size 6, 141 pounds, 5,6" and the longer length with 4inch heels worked great. The material is a little stretch so the dress is super comfortable. I wore a spanx that goes from under bra to thigh and it could not be seen underneath. I got a lot of compliments and it was really hard to put the dress back in the UPS bag today. Love this dress.
RTR CustomerSeptember 28, 2013
Is this dress a true cherry red? You look fabulous btw
RTR CustomerSeptember 28, 2013
Do you think it would look good with one of the necklaces? I just need a little bling
RTR CustomerOctober 1, 2013
Hi! This dress is a true bright red! It's a fantastic color. For accessories I would either go with a bigger earring or a statment necklace.
JoannaOctober 1, 2013
This dress is a lovely color, you will not regret this rental - I wore bigger earrings but would also have wished i had more, maybe a cocktail ring. Thanks, don't forget to get lots of photos!
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Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
April 3, 2013
This dress was absolutely stunning and I got so many compliments.
Fit perfectly it was a little snug in the bust but still looked fantastic.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 12, 2013
This dress was beautiful! I got a ton of compliments
I thought the entire fit was amazing and super flattering. I though the stomach area was a little lose though, but besides that I have no complaints. Just putting on this dress makes you feel amazing.
PamApril 24, 2013
I am your height and weight, however my bust is a 36fullC....do you think this will be too tight on my bust?
LeahMay 5, 2013
The material had a little stretch in it, so it might work out. I don't remember if the how the bust fits really. I'm sorry that I couldn't bee more help!
ErinOctober 3, 2013
I'm 5'10" as well and it doesn't seem too long. What heel height did you wear?
NaomiFebruary 12, 2014
What size heel did you wear? I'm the same measurements as you, actually 1" taller, and I was wondering if it would be long enough?
DaniraMarch 9, 2014
What underwear did you wear?
DaniraMarch 9, 2014
And is it thin or relativity a good fabric to wear?
McKenna March 17, 2014
Like you, I am a usual size 10 even to a 12. I am also 5'10. In your opinion, do you think a 46L would fit?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 14, 2013
This dress was unforgettable and made such a statement. No one had a dress like this one.
Perfect for petite bodies.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 14, 2013
The beautiful Red color made me stand out in a room full of Black.
The dress is beautiful and fit me pretty well. It was tight around my ribs, but a little big in the bust and the butt/hips area. I rented both the 38 R&L and ended up wearing the R. I am 5'6" and wore 5in heels and the length was perfect. The fabric wasn't as think as I was expecting, though not a bad thing. My one problem with this dress (and why I gave 4 out of 5 stars) was the zipper in the back. The zipper is exposed and there isn't a hook to stop the zipper from falling down. I had to have friends help me keep it up all night.
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
May 22, 2013
Gorgeous color, amazing dress.
The dress fit true to size, but consider going up a size if you have bigger bust. I'm 5'4" and wore 5" heels, and the hem just grazed the ground. The color is amazing- expect a lot of compliments. I wore it to prom, but its versatile enough for any formal event.
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 6, 2013
People said it was classy AND sassy
It fit really well but the fabric is a liiiittle unforgiving on the stomach and spanx weren't an option because the line showed.
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
October 24, 2013
Beautiful dress. Wonderful silhouette.
I ordered this dress as a second dress (outfit change) for my wedding. I was apprehensive about fit but felt relatively confident based on the other reviews that it "should" work on me as well. I had a backup second dress ready in case this one didn't fit. When I received it on Thursday before my wedding and tried it on, I was relieved to find that it wasn't too small, especially because the size up wasn't available as a backup. I ordered the smallest size available (38R) and found it to fit almost perfectly. The waist/hip area could've been slightly more fitted (personal preference). The dress was slightly long even though I'm 5'5" and was wearing 3-4 inch heels. I fixed that problem with some double-sided tape. The cutouts on the arms and back are beautiful details. This dress made me look long and lean. I felt beautiful, sexy, glamorous and elegant all at the same time. Additionally, the dress was super comfortable. The zipper in the back did slip a bit (as other reviewers mentioned) but luckily my girlfriends kept an eye on it for me, so I wasn't too concerned. You can't wear a regular bra (or strapless with this) and so a nu-bra or pasties are the way to go. You can't go wrong with this dress. This dress makes you feel instantly amazing. If I didn't care about being photographed again in the same dress, I would absolutely rent this dress again, in a heartbeat.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
January 26, 2014
Wore this to a formal wedding it was stunning!
Dress was stunning! I wish I would have got the 40L to try as well as it fit very well in the top and length but a tad baggy in the hip area (but I don't have hips) Top fit well I was able to wear a low cut back bustier bra and 3 inch heels with no problem. Overall phenomenal dress. Wish I could keep this one!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
February 3, 2014
I wish I knew...
The 46L was too big and RTR didn't have the 44L in stock in the red. I tried the black at the showroom and it was... eh. I needed a knock-out dress and REALLY wanted this one but it just didn't work out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
February 8, 2014
beautiful, elegant, appropriate for professional formal event but still sexy!
I am a size 8 and the size 8 fit me pretty well. I am shorter with curves and felt this dress was forgiving yet flattering. You cannot wear a bra (bc of back) but I wore spanks to smooth out my curves a bit. I'm 5'2 but wore ~5 inch nude heels and length was perfect. Recommend just red lips bc the dress alone is statement enough (not really needing a lot of accessorizing)! Lots of compliments all nite! First rental experience, will def do again!
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 12, 2014
This dress is very lightweight and looks great.
My dress fit well everywhere but my bust. I had to add some pads and it was a bit baggy in the waist. Overall I liked it I just wish I had order a smaller size.
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
March 3, 2014
The dress truly made the night unforgettable! It made me feel elegant, sophisticated, and sexy!
The dress fit extremely well! This was my first Rent the Runway experience, and I was very pleased with the quality of the dress, how no one at the event had anything like it, and all the compliments I received. This dress is made of material that "moves" with your body and allows for some "stretch" room. I would absolutely recommend this dress to anyone!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 16, 2014
great red dress
Fits great, great shape. Just what I was looking to stand out at a black tie event
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
April 2, 2014
beautiful dress
this is a great dress, i got it in red. but if you have curves or hips, this is not the dress for you. My hips are bigger and there was some fabric that was bunching up and made me look bigger.
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 6, 2014
The dress was very comfortable and flattering. I loved the cutout in the back.
The dress fit a little loose all over, but it still looked good. It was very light and the material was great. It was not restricting in any way either.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 1, 2014
Amazing dress! Love it!
Great dress!! Definitely stood out from all the other dresses in the room. Great color! The 44 was a little big on me in the chest area and mid section but nothing a few safety pins couldn't fix. Also was super stoked about wearing the same dress as Jennifer Aniston from the cover of Vogue. Felt Like a million bucks!
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109lbs
July 23, 2014
This dress is breath taking and fits beautifully! However definitely consider getting a size smaller
This dress is gorgeous and fits perfect. I wore it for a black tie wedding and for so many compliments on it. I wish, however, that I would have gotten a size smaller than my regular size because it does run a little big.
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 116lbs
August 1, 2014
Beautiful gown!
Dress was perfect for a black-tie wedding! It's classy but spunky. I am always guessing my size. With tight dresses I'm usually a 4 and with A-line or poofy dresses I'm a 2. I wore the 40R which fit like a glove. If your body type is similar to mine (small upper body and a little larger in the hip/bum) then get the 40R and use the 42R as backup. I wore close to 4 inch heels and this dress was just grazing the ground. Slight train in the back was a nice touch.
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Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
August 21, 2014
My fiance couldn't take his eyes off me! I felt like a Million Bucks!
The dress fit perfectly! I am a Size 8, sometimes a ten, and I had some concerns on the fit of the dress but once I put the dress on any fears or issues I might have had quickly dissolved. This dress, although form fitting, is very forgiving! It hugs all the right places! I was very comfortable but felt very sexy at the same time! The back is gorgeous! I chose not to wear a bra and was fine. I am pretty tall and with heels I'm about 6ft. tall, the length was perfect. If you want a new take on old Hollywood glam this dress is it! I will certainly try to rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
August 28, 2014
So lovely, even for a ginger kid!
Even with a holiday weekend and a new hotel address, RTR was able to get me this dress. Unfortunately, after all of that, it was too short to wear... The color however, is magical and the fit is so feminine. I stood taller, felt gorgeous, and looked at myself in the mirror an embarrassing amount of times. I'm 5'8 and can usually get by with a regular fit so as to not have to wear sky high heels... Not the case with this dress, it was about 2 inches too short for flats even. Enjoy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 5, 2014
Classic.
Great red dress!
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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Wedding
November 29, 2015
Amazing
Fits like a glove. Shows off everything
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 101lbs
April 20, 2014
This dress was a "show stopper", according to my husband!
The dress was beautiful, elegant and classy. I wore it to a black tie wedding at the Four Seasons in Austin. I got compliment after compliment on it. There was one con to the dress, and that is it fit loosely in the stomach, but just ever so slightly. I don't think it was noticeable to others, just to myself. It fit like a glove everywhere else. It was also very comfortable! I would definitely recommend this dress to others.
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Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 4, 2014
Simple but yet so gorgeous. Dancing was so easy with this dress!
I ordered the 42L and 46L for my high school prom and was slightly nervous because the 44L was not available but on the designer's size guide I was more of a 4. I am 5'8" and wore 4 inch heels- since the back of the dress is slightly longer than the front it was still a good length since I wasn't tripping over the material, it was barely above the ground. I wore a nu-bra which I love. The material was not too thin, not too thick so it was not heavy at all! The back of this dress is my favorite part! Cons are the neckline was lose and the sides under my arms were lose (can probably be fixed with fashion tape). Walking can be difficult but the mermaid area was super flowy which helped. Yes the straps made my arms hard to move upwards but while dancing and having fun I did not care as much. Overall, I believe this dress fit around my body perfectly and had a great time wearing it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 9, 2014
Knockout dress, nothing else like it!
After reading reviews I got the smaller size, one size down from usual and it fit great. Probably fits best if you are a girl that can fill it out a bit better than myself, my friend tried it on, similar size but with bigger chest and butt and she looked amazing too. Color is true red, gorgeous, so flattering and I got a million compliments wearing it to a masquerade ball, my boyfriend's jaw dropped. I wore flats that night so the dress was a bit long – but with heels it would've been great. Fantastic thick fabric, zippers and clasps were all solid. I hated taking it off!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
December 14, 2014
Stood out in the amazing dress!
I had gone to the RTR studio in NYC to try on dresses prior to renting for a black tie event. Found this dress and fell in love. It was amazing. I'm usually a size 8 but got a 6 because the 8 was loose in the chest and stomach area. The 6 fit amazing. I am also 5'8 and got the long - worked perfectly with a pair of heels! Thanks RTR!!
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
February 1, 2015
Want to stand out....rent this!!!!
The material of this gown is simply gorgeous and comfortable too. The red color really made me stand out at my formal event wear most woman were wearing black! I typically wear a 2 and the 40R fit true to size. This was actually a second pick after the original dress I ordered was not available in my size. Customer service allowed me to pick any dress in my size, regardless of price and they would ship out the first available. Unfortunately when I went to get dressed I realized there was a significant rip in the seam near the left arm and the seam under the right arm looked like it was ready to rip too. Thankfully my sister arrived and helped safety pin the seams so that I could wear the gown. After I was finally fixed - my husband absolutely looked the gown and I did feel like a princess. The back of the gown is beautiful. It is not the easiest dress to move in. I wore this for a formal dinner/fundraiser event and it was perfect. I would not recommend it for an evening of dancing. I wore very high heels and the bottom of the gown just touched the floor. Even though there was a snag in the quality of the dress, I highly recommend Rent the Runway - super customer service and such a fun experience to rent, wear and return!
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