Opening Ceremony

Bright Idea Dress

$35 rental
$450 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Have a dinner party to attend? This Opening Ceremony full skirt style is all around flirty and fitted to perfection. Accessories like the AV Max's Glitzy Glamour Cuff, Kenneth Jay Lane's Emerald Drop Earrings and Ted Rossi's Young and Fabulous Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-8.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - bust area is very fitted with no stretch
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra due to cut out at back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, 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). Sized 0-8.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - bust area is very fitted with no stretch
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra due to cut out at back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Green and gold jacquard (100% viscose). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. 33.25” from shoulder to hem. USA.

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32 reviews

Fit
Small 3
True to Size 26
Large 2
Photos 26
Kat
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 23, 2012

Beautiful but, not what I expected

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
RTR's picture was not a close-up enough to appreciate the details of dress. When I order this dress I was under the impression there were metallic/bronze beatings on it. When I received it, the dress had the tag of new but, there was strings hanging off all over the dress. I did not have time to cut off all the strings and the dress did not have the wow-factor I was looking for a wedding
shonte
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Nov 26, 2012

Barbie Babe!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I am soooo in love with this dress. I wore it for my engagement photos in Time Square. It's definitely a head turner. I felt like a barbie doll in this dress. I would love to rent this dress and wear it again:-)
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Dec 2, 2012

Best dress in the room!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a perfect party dress. The fabric is luxurious and unique. Breathing, eating, sitting, and dancing are all possible in this dress. I originally thought the flared skirt would feel bulky, but it was very flattering. The dress was a head-turner, it made for a fabulous night. I would love to wear the dress again. Yay RTR- I spoke with many gals in the restroom about the origin of my dress, as they all wanted one....
Norie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 8, 2012

The compliments started in my building's elevator and didn't stop all night long!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It's hard to tell from the photos, but the dress is a shiny jacquard print (there is no beading). This is a stunning (yet simple) dress that will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. Ladies with a small bust (I'm a 34A) be warned that the dress is constructed for someone with a slightly fuller bust, but it still looks fantastic with the right bra.
SouthernCharm
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 14, 2012

Too many strings!!!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This is a beautiful dress and I planned to wear it to a holiday party!. The dress runs true to size and fit perfectly!!!!! There is beautiful gold embroidery detailing on the dress, due to the lack on lining on the dress the the some of the strings from the embroidery hang from the dress and show. If there was just one or two strings I think I could have gotten away with wearing the dress, unfortunately there were probably fifteen to twenty strings hanging from the dress. I didn't feel comfortable cutting the strings so I opted not to wear the dress.
Marie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Jan 1, 2013

Very short, very shiny - loved it.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress to wear to a winter wedding. It ended up being too short/shiny to wear to the wedding, but was an absolutely perfect New Year's dress. I'm quite tall so I imagine it would work on a slightly smaller person, but on me it was way way too short to wear with anything but very opaque black tights to tone it down a bit. I had to go down a size because my chest was not quite big enough to fill up the top. People asked me all night where I got the dress and I felt like a million bucks - big success!
CHRIS
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 7, 2013

This dress was perfect for my engagement photos!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was perfect for my engagement photos! The fit was perfect and this was my first time with RTR, and I loved the experience! The opening in the back was a great sexy accent to the dress! I would definitely recommend it. My only thing was the day of my photo shoot it was windy so I had a Marilyn Monroe moment! ;)
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 29, 2013

Stylist Review!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This is such a cute and festive style! Open back so if you need to wear a bra probably a style to avoid. This skirt is flouncy and short as well so if you are tall it will be a mini. Loved the fabric of this and the comfortable fit!
LA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102 lbs
Feb 5, 2013

Super Cute Holiday Style!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to dinner with my family and friends on Christmas! I absolutely loved the color and detail in the fabric. The fit is very easy and true to size. I did not wear a bra with this dress, since it does have an open back. It can be worn with a NuBra as well. I definitely recommend this style to anyone interested in an easy style that will get them many compliments!
Brandee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 9, 2013

Awesome holiday party dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a backup dress but I loved the fabric in person! I didn't realize it had a bit of an open back, but it was fine. Also I normally wear a size 2 and would have preferred that size, but this one worked fine too. A fun holiday dress!
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 3, 2013

From day to night, this dress was perfect!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I loved this dress. I want to own it. I had a Christmas Open House in the morning and an evening cocktail party on the same day, and I wanted something that could transition with the changing of accessories. This was perfect. With a cardigan in the morning, I still felt appropriate and the back gave it a sexy flair for the night.
Brinsy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 3, 2013

Stylish, fun lil number...the color really popped!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is the perfect cut for curvy women - especially if you have hips that don't easily fit into other dress styles. The fabric is unforgiving, so carefully choose the size if your waist isn't small. The downside is the material - some of the gold sequins and thread was coming off already, before I wore it...and it was slightly itchy on my chest and back. Also - the skirt kept flying up in the wind and I had to be extra careful walking up/down any stairs. Otherwise - great dress!
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 8, 2013

Loved it!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
It fit fabulously. Showed off all the right curves (boobs, waist, butt) and did a great job of hiding the wrong one (tummy). The green and gold combo are beautiful. Wore it for New Years Eve with a little collar necklace and gold clutch. It runs a little small - I fit in the size 6 and it looked good, but it cut into my armpits so I ended up switching into the backup size 8 for comfort.
Jelani
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Apr 25, 2013

Overall Perfect

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress wasn't my first pick but it definitely won me over. I think the slit in the back was what got me. Plus it was a classic dress which was exactly what I was looking for. The dress fit perfect until I got through my first plate of food. It got a little tight, not to bad though. I did get a lot of compliments (: It wasn't a thick material like I thought it was which was perfect for me since I'm in Florida and it was about 80 degrees. The one thing I didn't like was that the dress seemed to have a few strings hanging off.
Kelinda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129 lbs
May 22, 2013

No where near all my other rentals

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress looks better online. Just not impressed with the shiny polyester material of the dress and thin none flow of the dress. Also its a hunter green not olive green. Every other rental I rented I loved except this one.
MAC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
Jun 2, 2013

On time arrival!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This was a backup dress. I didn't get to wear it for a number of reasons, one of them being that I really needed a size 6, and it wasn't available. Although the size four that I ordered fit just fine, I would have preferred a size six. The dress did also arrive a little frayed with some thread hanging from it; but this may have been due to multiple rentals. Overall, great dress and the split in the back made it even more gorgeous!
run4fun
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Aug 9, 2013

got lots of compliments

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
too short
yesi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Aug 29, 2013

love it!!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
it was the perfect dress, for a summer wedding...
Shalini
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 12, 2013

Cute & Flirty

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Adorable dress with a gorgeous pattern, it really is eye catching in person.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 17, 2013

Okay Party Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I got this for holiday parties and NYE. The material was very thin (and a bit itchy) and the dress isn't lined so I had to wear thick tights and a blazer with it to stay warm. The hem was also a bit sloppy and kept curling up during the night. Fun design idea and shimmery color but not my favorite.
asha
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109 lbs
Oct 27, 2013

My first RTR rental :) Fit like a glove!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a cocktail party. I usually wear a size 2 and this dress runs true to size. I am 5'2 inches and the dress hits below the knee in a very flattering way. It was very classy yet super comfortable :)
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
Dec 10, 2013

Great for a charity event

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Comfortable and easy to move-in, fabric wasn't as luxe as I was hoping. The back opens and is pretty, but can also look like you just forgot to zip yourself up! Perfect length for an event where you don't want to show too much leg.
Samaia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 23, 2014

Inauguration Pre-Party Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It was youthful and funky, but still classy and formal enough for the occasion. I love backless things and back details. It was perfect. i added a thin black belt with a gold clasp and wore black shoes and black tights. It was pretty adorable.
Camille
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Apr 5, 2014

This dress is classy, with a big hint of sexy.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my first time renting with RTR. I was searching for a dress for my husband's squadron holiday party. Of course, I want to look good on his arm, and I wanted to stand out from the usual black and red dresses that flood the holidays. This dress caught my eye because it was still conservative enough for the event, and a little daring, due to the back of it. I had to find a decent bra for a backless dress. I found those cutlets that adhere to your skin worked well. When my dresses arrived (I got my usual size, and a size up), they were packaged nicely, in a garment bag, since it was my first rental. I tried on both, and the 2 fit perfectly. I wanted to add more to this dress by adding a gold belt, but it didn't look right once I had everything put together. The dress was enough to stand out. :) The material is a bit scratchy, but not overwhelming. There were some "threads" peeking out from the hem, and arm holes, but nothing too distracting. The colour was a bit darker in person, but I noticed that it probably has to do with how many times it has been used (I rented another dress recently, and one dress was darker than the other.). I would definitely recommend this dress for petite ladies: it wasn't too long, and wasn't too short.
Morgan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 25, 2014

Wore this to my Bridesmaid Luncheon. My wedding color was emerald green, so this dress was perfect!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress fit great. I'm a true 6 in most all dresses, and this one was cinched nicely in the waist, and is a great length for a daytime event. I personally believe a belt is a great accessory to accentuate the waist and break up the dress pattern a bit.
Carrie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Jun 27, 2014

For a charity art gallery tour, this was understated yet stunning.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fits true to size. Good length for petites. The material has a tendency to string along the hem. I had to cut away several loose strings before wearing the dress.
krisfig
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

Very pretty and unique dress

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I really wanted to love this dress but unfortunately it just didn't work out that way. I'm 5'5 and the dress was so short. The size 4 was a little large so the back was bunching unflatteringly. The color and design is so pretty though - probably a better dress for a "younger" renter!
Susan
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Sep 19, 2014

Soooo fun to dance in and comfortable too. Got zillions of compliments.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
A little big in the chest but to be fair im small chested. There were some gold threads poking out which made the dress look a little unfinished or vintage depending how u look at it. It's short, but I knew that going in. I'm 5'5". Probably wouldn't have been appropriate if I were any taller. Overall loved the dress!
katie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Oct 1, 2014

Beautiful in person!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was beautiful in person! It's lightweight with no lining under the skit. The neckline was a little high and also the back was a little large in the opening. My torso is shorter so it didn't fit exactly right and bunched out a little. Overall the dress was comfortable and I had lots of compliments from it.
Daniela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Oct 21, 2014

Bright and Fun

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress wasn't very well made, it was only lined in the top that stopped at the waist, which made the waist and skirt portions very itchy. I wore a backless slip underneath to avoid being itchy all night. The fabric was also falling apart with lots of pulling - I probably would have returned the dress w/o wearing it but I didn't have anything else. Also, the neck portion is tight which made it a bit uncomfortable (why I chose the 4, otherwise they fit the same). Every other dress I've ever gotten was a total hit, and while this one had a great colour it wasn't the quality and comfort that I know and expect from RTR.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 14, 2014

Perfect pop for holiday parties!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I absolutely loved this dress for our company holiday party! It was a great bit of color in what is usually a lot of red and black cocktail dresses. I got so many compliments and it was so comfortable. I also ordered a size 4, but the neck was a little high and tight so I went with the 6. Wished I could have kept it!
Dea
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 14, 2015

Got TONS of compliments on the dress even with the snags that no one could see. But, loved it.

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
I loved having 2 sizes to choose from. There were some strings and snags in the 4 but they were barely noticeable. Got TONS of compliments on the dress. All in all, loved it. Hubby's retirement was the affair and it was amazing. I have long legs and if I bent over, all the goods would have shown. The 6 allowed for more length but changed the fit so i went with the 4.
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