Nicholas

Color Splash Dress

$100 – $115 rental?
$695 retail
Stylist Notes

Look like you’re straight from the studio in this paint-stroked Nicholas dress. We love it with silver sandals.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-10.

BUST: Great for any cup size- deep v provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra, no bra, or with fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Full Bust, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Printed synthetic crepe (97% Polyester, 3% Spandex). Sleeveless. V-neckline with front cutout. Sheath dress. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-closure. Fully lined. 44” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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59 reviews
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True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 25, 2017
Couldn't wear
Dress form well however the straps are too long for a petite person. Better fit for someone not petite
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
March 28, 2017
Great for a summer wedding, low cut top kept it breezy while the length kept me wedding appropriate
Very low cut, be prepared to stand up straight! Love this dress, I thought it was very flattering and a nice balance between sexy and sophisticated. Highly recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
March 10, 2017
Gorgeous dress
I did wear this dress because I got a 4 and due to the fact that there was no stretch I was unable to zip it (I'm 5'2/142) HOWEVER I absolutely recommend this dress. The colors are beautiful, the details are elegant. The straps as everybody said are a bit long but since I couldn't even zip it I can' tell you what my workaround was for this one.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 24, 2017
Sofisticated sexy
Loved this dress so I was really disappointed that I didn't actually get to wear it out. Colors are beautiful, love that it is super sexy but balances it out with color and a longer hemline. But the reviews were pretty spot on - the dress runs small through the hips and the straps are super long. I normally wear a two but it was like a second layer of skin on me. My only real complaint is that I couldn't find a good way to really secure the straps - safety pins busted even standing still. Beyond that though I loved this dress and would definitely rent again, and hopefully wear it out this time!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
January 13, 2017
Way too small
I ordered my normal size and no kidding the dress was about 2 sizes too small. Beautiful dress though
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
December 19, 2016
VERY TIGHT
I'm a typical size 4 and could not get the zipper up on this dress. Would recommend sizing up for anyone who has any hips!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 29, 2016
Beautiful - but uncomfortable
Beautiful dress, very eye catching, people loved it! Only downside is that the straps are a little long and it's very low cut - so boob tape is a must! Can feel a little uncomfortable. Also there is wire lining, and this may just have been mine, but the wire was poking through the dress and stabbing me- not very comfortable. Just kept reminding myself pain is beauty! 😳
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 21, 2016
Beautiful dress
This dress runs very small... I'm usually a size 0-2, I ordered size 2 just to be on the safe side and the zipper would not move. This dress should be ordered 2 sizes larger than your regular dress size. The breast area is not flattering at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
November 7, 2016
sexy and flashy
I ordered up, which was a good thing, because the dress is very fitted and not very stretchy. The straps were way too long, so i had to safety pin them shorter, which helped. Also yes, you need fashion tape!! and you should bring spare tape because i was out in the heat and my tape actually started to lift in the humidity after an hour or so. I really liked this dress, and I got lots of compliments, but this is more of a nightclub/party dress than something you'd wear during the day. It's definitely not for a wedding. It loses a star because the plastic boning on the corset had come loose from the lining, and poked me in the ribs all night to the point that i had to put bandaids on the three spots where i was being poked.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
October 13, 2016
Loved!
I didn't end up wearing this but loved it and would definitely order it again for a different event. The 6 was way too loose in the waist for me whereas the 4 fit super snug. The straps weren't as long as I thought they'd be due to other reviews, but I definitely had to stuff the top a little due to my small chest size. It's definitely not an easy/comfortable dress to throw on and not worry about, but if you can figure out how to keep your chest in, it's worth it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 13, 2016
Felt amazing
I truly felt amazing in this dress.. As the other reviews stated the straps needed to be pined and girls definitely buy strong fashion tape for the chest area!!!! Over all I love this dress and got a lot of complements wearing it!! Would rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 7, 2016
Sexy and stunning dress!
This dress fit like a glove, accentuating all the right places. Although the straps were long (I fixed with some quick, temporary stitches so it was no problem), the bodice is well made and tailored to accent curves perfectly. Colors are gorgeous and the print is unique. I got compliments all night which always feels good! Size up if you're in between sizes (I'm in between 4 and 6 and the 6 was a perfect fit).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 103lbs
September 1, 2016
Stunning dress
Amazing fit, looked great on. Definitely needs fashion tape. the straps were too long so had to be pinned shorter but otherwise it was perfect for a night out!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
August 29, 2016
Great service once again!!!
Gorgeous dress! Stands out, my date had to help me several times with the straps
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 22, 2016
Bey Concert and Fierce!
Dress was perfect for a Beyoncé concert. It was a hit. The top was a bit snug but I survived. It sucked me in perfectly. Loved it. Want to purchase.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 19, 2016
Show stopping "cleavage!"
This dress runs rather small but once you're zipped in, it's quite stunning. I don't have much in the way of breasts but it was really flattering on my chest. I will rent it again but probably go up one size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
August 15, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
This dress is absolutely stunning. The colors are bright, but not too bright. The fit of this dress is strange. It runs small in the hips and thighs but big on top. The straps are way too long, but nothing a little duck tape and twisting in the back can't fix. The top was way too large and didn't do my girls justice so I stuffed the top and used fashion tape to keep everything in place. When I first tried it on I hated it, but after adjusting it I loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 13, 2016
Stunning dress
Wore this dress for a Wedding and it was absolutely gorgeous! Very snug fit. I ordered the 4 and 6, and the 6 was way too big but the 4 just barely fit. With the way the bust portion is made, you definitely need to go for the snug fit and have a friend/partner help zip you into the dress. Once it was on though, it was very secure even without any Hollywood tape. Love this dress!!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
August 6, 2016
Received tons of compliments. Very unique dress. Love Love Love
Straps were a bit long. Double Stick tape is a must. Runs thorn fitting. I ordered a size up and it got perfect.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 1, 2016
STUNNER!
The colors in this dress are unbelievable, the photos do not do it justice! I will say that I typically wear a size 4 in all dresses I've rented with RTR, the 6 was almost too small... like couldn't really breathe well after dinner, haha. I suggest go a size or two up! The straps were reallllllyyy long, I ended up having to secure with safety pins in the back - Still, received endless compliments and is absolutely worth renting!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
July 28, 2016
I am obsessed with this brand.
I love Nicholas! They really know how to work your assets in a way that never comes off as slutty. This dress is a little loud, but I paired it with nude heels and a nude Alexander wang clutch, and it was very fashion forward. I got compliments all night. I will say I don't think this will work for small chested girls. I am a smallish C cup and they looked good, but any smaller in that department and I wouldn't have been able to fill it out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
July 27, 2016
A bold, fun dress that drew rave reviews!
The straps were a bit long (as other reviewers commented). With the help of lots of double-sided tape, this dress was a perfect choice for a fun summer party at the Art Musuem. It was surprisingly comfortable too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Weight: 128lbs
July 25, 2016
Amazing Dress
some snag, but could hardly see it because of the pattern. I love the dress, but may not work for girls with a larger chest. Fashion tape is required.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
July 16, 2016
Lots of room in the hips!
It runs large in the hips. I went up a size thinking it would be a snug fit, but it was actually a bit too roomy! I didn't end up wearing it, but I would rent it again in a smaller size.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
July 10, 2016
Loved this dress!
It fit so well everywhere except the straps (like other reviews said). I just knotted up each strap on my shoulders and it was perfect! I wore flower pedals because you can't wear a bra with this dress and they were totally fine. I got compliments all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
July 4, 2016
Showstopper !
This dress is amazing. I did have to tie the straps because they were abnormally long but this dress is a sassy showstopper that I am considering adding to my closest permanently.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 3, 2016
Amazing bachelorette party dress
This dress was perfect for my bachelorette party. I loved the bralette top, and fitted pencil sheath bottom. I would recommend for large bust ( I am a DD cup and was still falling out at times) Perfect fit, feels very high end and thick well made material!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 30, 2016
Great dress. Straps way too long
Beautiful piece. I'm usually a 6 but the 6 was too tight around the bust to close. In addition the straps were about 3 inches too long. I was able to take them up with safety pins and still feel held in with some double sided tape. Many many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
June 28, 2016
Hottest dress at the whole party, guys couldn't stop staring and girls kept on complimenting it.
Super flattering material. The color and style of the dress was great for a 20th High School reunion in the summer. It was comfortable and easy to wear. The dress does show a lot of chest, you just need to flaunt it. I used tape to make my boobs look more perky. I would love to buy this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
June 26, 2016
Compliments all night!
This dress was awesome! Very slim fit but not small. Definitely be prepared to use some boob tape, safety pins, etc. Like others have said, the straps are super long. I double pinned them in the back and used some boob tape for the gapping. Totally a show stopper!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 15, 2016
Loooooved this dress
One of my favorite rentals, hands down. I wore this to my best friend's engagement party and got compliments all night. Like mentioned in the other reviews, the straps were long, but I just tied them together at the top, which also gave me a little more support up top. The dress fit amazingly and is super flattering, although I would not recommend to anyone with a large chest. Hoping to see more rentals from this designer available!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
June 12, 2016
I was Miami ready in this number!
Beautiful dress! I said it ran a little small instead of true fit because it was tight around my midsection and thighs. I went to a wedding and there was only two stepping on the dance floor from me and if I dropped something, picking it up wasn't happening. The dress being snug I could deal with but checking on my boobs every two seconds was really annoying. I even used double sided tape but the way the dress is cut up top it was still pretty open.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
June 6, 2016
Beautiful dress
I'm usually a size 4 in dresses.. And I got a size 4 originally the top fit perfect on that, the bottom was just a little snug.. I wore the size 6 I just had to tie the straps and wear some fashion tape to hold the top in place. Very nice dress
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
June 2, 2016
Perfect for my bachelorette!
6 fit perfect! Love the color and material of the dress. It was super flattering and fun to wear.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
May 25, 2016
Beautiful, flattering cut!
This dress fit perfectly. The straps were perfect and the boning at the top accentuated my assets tastefully. I'd highly recommend for a night on the town, or bachelorette party in my case!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
May 24, 2016
Now that's sass right there!
Event: wedding held in a bar rented out just for guests. Yes, the bride and groom said their vows behind the bar. It was great! Fit: I ordered based on my hips since it is a sheath dress so the top definitely gapped up top a bit and the straps were about an inch or so too long. I simply adjusted the straps for a perfect, no-wardrobe malfunction fit and just darted them in with a piece of thread. I literally pinned them in place first and sat down, bent over, hopped around, etc. to make sure I wouldn't fall out! Totally worth the effort for the look! I received lots of compliments from other guests and even the bride loved the "sassy" look. Also, I am only 5'4" so the dress was closer to tea length. Styling: If you can get the straps to fit correctly to your body, all that is needed are pasties. I had NO slippage, accidents, or almost accidents. I kept my accessories simple and my shoes neutral. If you are on the shorter side, I would definitely recommend a higher heel (3" or higher w/ at least a 1/4" platform for comfort). Overall: I was a little self-conscious about being too "booby" in the dress but it was okay. If you have a larger bust, this dress can be very dangerous in terms of lack of proper coverage. The fabric was well structured and felt so luxurious. It had plenty enough give/stretch to be comfortable sitting, dancing, or standing without restriction or constant tugging. I wouldn't recommend it for a traditional wedding setting though. If you are going to sport this look, do it with confidence and a side of sass :)
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 17, 2016
Showstopper!
This dress truly fit me like a glove except for the straps (as every other reviewer has noted) I pinned them in the back with safety pins and had no issues whatsoever. This dress is sexy and curve hugging so extra busty girls might want to save this for a night out as opposed to a wedding to keep it classy. I felt like a million buck in this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Age: 24
May 11, 2016
Derby
Only reason why it got a 4/5 was due to the straps, they are super long!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 6, 2016
My favorite rental so far
Loved this dress! I wore it in Vegas. I ordered a 4 and 6. I figured I'd need the 6 based on the reviews but the 6 was way too big. The 4 was perfect, although I couldn't pig out because it was snug. I didn't need a bra and the straps weren't too long like others said they were. I do have broad shoulders though and an athletic build. Bra size is 34-D. This dress looks 10000 times better in person and on!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 3, 2016
In a town where most people default to black dresses, it was fun to stand out in this colorful look!
The dress runs true to size through the waist and hips, but you'll likely have a bit of trouble with the top; per the reviews, the straps were almost too long on me...this came as a surprise because I'm 5'11" and I pretty much never have a problem of anything being too long on me. I chose to wear the straps without pinning them because they worked fine for the most part on my tall figure but they will likely be too long if you're any shorter. Also, given the extra length in the straps, things like sitting down or any kind of movement other than standing up-right gave the top of the dress too much leeway. Speaking of the bust, it's a whole other issue of the dress. I'm on the smaller-chested side so deep V-necks or plunging necklines don't usually present a problem, however anybody of any size should be prepared to show a lot of skin and battle with the constant worry of a slip-up in this dress. Sticky bra cups adhered to you or the dress are a must. I wore this with a simple gold chain necklace, small gold hoops, and nude strappy sandals. Overall, I really enjoyed this outfit because it stood out in the crowd but it's not really a dress you can relax in because the odd sizing of the top presents a precarious situation. My complaints about the sizing aside, I felt glamorous and enjoyed wearing this bright, beautiful dress!
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