Parker

Lets Be Serious Dress

$50 rental
$250 retail

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Stylist Notes

Take the party by storm wearing this showstopping little Parker dress. Flirty and fun all in one style! Pair with bangles like the Chamak by Priya Kakkar's Smoky Mirror Bangle Set.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8; L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - boning at bust that provides support
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room at skirt
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Product Details

Blue crepe de chine (100% silk). Strapless. Sweetheart neckline. Draped tulip skirt. Hidden center back zipper. 32 ½” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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24 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(15)
Small
(7)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 9, 2014
Never received bc it came back damaged - RTR let me rent an even more amazing dress!
Never received bc it came back damaged - RTR let me rent an even more amazing dress!
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 19, 2013
The color is very pretty, but fit is small.
The color of this dress is gorgeous, but the fit runs very small. Do not get this if you have a large bust! It was much too tight to the point of flattening my chest and I'm only a B cup. Make sure to get two sizes bigger. I got a M and L and wore the L. I usually wear dresses size 4-6. Also, the fabric is thin. I was afraid of it tearing the whole night and it was already fraying at the seams. Luckily it didn't and I had a great time but I wasn't completely comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 12, 2013
LOVE this dress - so flattering
This dress made me feel like a movie star all night. It's great for petite figures, gorgeous simple color, and extremely flattering. The side rouching is just perfect and hides any bloating you may get after eating too many appetizers at a wedding. I got compliments all night and will definitely rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
October 28, 2013
Fun dress - great fit!
Runs true to size and is comfortable (strapless sometimes isn't)- but another girl at the wedding I was at was wearing it too!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
September 28, 2013
I rented this for a bachelorette party in Miami and absolutely loved it!
True to size. I am tall (5 foot 10 inches) and it was not too short.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 6, 2013
cute dress, fun and fresh! fits well and true to size.
love the navy color, simple but cute detail. only negative comment is you have to keep pulling up the top a bit...it fits but slips down a bit.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 19, 2013
SO MANY COMPLIMENTS. such a gorgeous color also!
Fit perfectly. Highlighted all the right places
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 21, 2013
It's a perfect little strapless dress, especially when it's warm out!
The fit was true to size. I noticed that I was getting poked throughout the night by the inner lining of the dress (that which gives it some of its structure). I also had to pull the dress up over my strapless throughout the night. I don't regret a moment of wearing this dress though because I got it for a great price, the material was soft (perhaps softer than it looks), and it was perfect for a hot/humid night in Indy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 14, 2013
Pretty in purple!
Dress was extremely comfortable on and figure flattering. Does run a little small in the bust. I suggest going one size up.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 17, 2013
I rented this for my sorority's formals and it was amazing! Very simple and classy.
The dress fit like a dream! The plastic boning did stick out and poke me at some parts during the night but other than that I never had to yank it up every time I moved around. The length was very good and never felt too short. The material is definitely more delicate and thin than it looks in the photos, but it was light and airy and very comfortable. Definitely going to try and get this in the red color next time :)
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 4, 2013
I received tons of complements on the dress and felt great all night!
The dress fit really well and looked great. There were some wires in the dress that started to poke toward the end of the night, but this wasn't too big of an issue. The dress also tended to ride up in the back while dancing. Overall, I was very happy with the entire Rent the Runway experience and I plan to rent from them again very soon.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
March 24, 2013
This dress was absolutely great! It fit perfectly, and looked wonderful.
I usually wear a 0, but the 2 worked fine.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
March 15, 2013
Perfect color, length and look for a wedding!
The dress is beautiful - the color and fabric are absolutely gorgeous. The dress ran very small on top though...I am not exactly busty but I had to go a size up to S to get the dress to zip over my bust. While I loved the way the dress looked, as the night wore on the bones in the bodice stuck out and poked my body which was not especially pleasant. It could have been that particular dress though...overall I did really like the dress and got many compliments on the sleek, glamorous look of it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 4, 2013
.
I ordered the red version of this dress, but due to someone else returning it late, I got this purple color in it's place. I ended up wearing the red XS because it fit better, but the small purple one was pretty too, but it just ran a little large and it wasn't the original dress I wanted/ordered. It gave me a pretty hourglass when I tried it on though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 11, 2013
confident, comfortable, cute, & classy!
Loved the fit of the dress - it wasn't too tight, but it still had structure. The drape along the skirt was perfect, and the bodice was structured enough to stay up without me pulling at it all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 22, 2013
Fit was true to size, but very short.
Fit was true to size, but very short.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
January 16, 2013
Perfect little party dress
Loved this dress and the first time I wore something from Parker. I was worried about the fit being too small, but the XS fit great. I'm not that tall so I wanted something short and fun and this was perfect. The navy blue was a nice change from boring black and the rusching side detail/foldover was super flattering. If I could find the dress to purchase I would - it's that great. Definitely more of a girls night out than a formal dress. The only slightly negative side is that it's very "flimsy" - the material is silky and quite thin.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
December 26, 2012
Way too short!
I rented this dress for a holiday party and unfortunately had to return it. The dress was a pretty color and a flattering fit, but WAY too short to wear to my event. The picture definitely does not show how short the dress is in person. I don't think anyone 5'7 or above or with long legs could wear this dress to anything other than a bachelorette party in Vegas or similar.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 11, 2012
Funky and fun!
My backup dress for the company holiday party. Preferred my first choice, but this fit well and was a great fallback plan! The XS sat on me the same way it does on the model. I found it a touch short (!) but not at all inappropriate. Made my butt look super.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 10, 2012
So flattering!
The top is a little problematic but seriously it is so form- flattering its awesome
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 25, 2012
Cute, classy dress
Cute dress, fit well. True to size. I'm giving it 4 stars, because my only complaint about the dress was that the one I received had some ripped threads where the layered fabric was over the right breast. So, I had to fix it myself before wearing it out. Overall, the way the fabric laid in this area looked weird. I wouldn't recommend this dress if you are large busted.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
November 12, 2012
Great simple dress, super flattering on the waist!
Actually rented the red version but it was out of stock, this one has a great fit however I am a 34 DD and the top was so tight I couldn't fit a starpless bra underneath. No stretch in this dress so I was actaully able to get away with no bra. Runs true to size I'm usually a small in fitted Parker dresses.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
October 31, 2012
I loved this dress. Very comfortable!
It fit really well!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
October 29, 2012
Great color, flattering fit. Runs big if you're petite on top.
I loved this dress! I got an XS and a S. The Small was way too big and the XS was fine. I was comfortable in the dress all night, but had to tug on the top often to keep it up. The draping was really flattering and the color was GORGEOUS. I liked it so much I would buy the dress.
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