Sara Panel Shift

$40 rental
$715 retail

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Stylist Notes

Get sultry with your lace in this dress by Paul Smith Black. The paneling is ultra ladylike with just a hint of sexy! Add a pop of color with Oscar de la Renta’s Prismatic Etoile Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 40 - 48, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass,

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 40 - 48, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass,

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Silk Crepe de Chine (100% Silk). Short sleeves with lace detail. Crew neckline. A-line skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. 41” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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31 reviews
Fit
Large3
True to Size22
Small2
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Weight: 145lbs
December 11, 2015
this is a gorgeous dress. I ended up not wearing it bc it didn't fit the occassion.
It ran a little small but all in all it is a gorgeous dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
June 2, 2015
Worn to a rehearsal dinner, got TONS of compliments
I loved this dress!! It was sexy but elegant... I would absolutely rent again! I usually wear a 4 or 6 in dress, the 6 fit snugly so definitely order a size up!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
April 18, 2015
Very chic but a little subdued
Beautiful dress, but I felt like it was a little dowdy...more appropriate for maybe a work event (or a funeral) it fit well and was comfortable just was little unimpressive in person.
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
April 4, 2015
Perfect for an evening wedding.
Dress was great/ Would rent it again.
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
March 11, 2015
LOVE THIS DRESS!! Will definitely rent again.
Reading the reviews I ordered my regular size and a larger size. This dress runs true to size and fit perfectly. I have a large chest for my size and it was not too tight through the chest, and everywhere else it was the perfect looseness. I did not have to adjust or fidget with anything. I danced all night and it was light enough I didn't get too hot. I received so many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
48
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
January 23, 2015
Perfect little back dress!
Wore this to a wedding at an art museum. Comfortable, perfect length (even for tall ladies), lovely. Would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
January 14, 2015
Different but classy
This is one of my favorite rentals of all time. I wore it to a fall wedding. The lace detail really flatters the waist. The arms are a little snug but I have muscular arms. The length was just above the knee but the lace overlay came down a bit further making it classier. Received compliments all night. Its something different than a standard LBD. I wish I owned this dress.
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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 121lbs
January 9, 2015
I got so many compliments on this dress, I felt gorgeous all night!
Absolutely gorgeous dress! I am normally a size 4 and I got the size 42 and it was perfect. Lining fell just above the knee and lace fell just below the knee. Was a little tight in the chest but I'm a 32DDD so that is somewhat normal for me. The dress came in perfect condition and was ready to wear. Thanks to RTR for making my NYE perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 55
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 18, 2014
So pretty!
This is a delicate and demure dress perfect for a work related party. I got many compliments and I wish I could have bought it! It's great if your petite because the bottom 3 inches are sheer lace, so it is not overpoweringly long. It came to just below my knee.
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
November 11, 2014
This dress did not disappoint. It fit perfectly and was very comfortable. I got many compliments!
The dress fit perfectly! The material is very thin and silky. I did need to add a stitch to the inside tan underlayer at the shoulder strap because the tacking that was there had come out, and would have moved around if I hadn't done that. Otherwise the dress was in perfect condition. I'm glad I ordered it and found the experience to be very good. I would do it again!
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 22, 2014
Sexy and beautiful.
Fits tight but looks great. This one came with the lace a little rough but rtr refunded me for the I convince. Great customer service.
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Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
October 21, 2014
Surprisingly Sexy and Sophisticated
If you have a larger chest and small waist, you may have problems zipping it past your torso. I just barely got it zipped past my DD bust. Be aware that this is a cleavage dress. The sheer bodice panel adds a hint of sophistication to the cleavage. If you are 5'2, the dress will hit below the knee. It arrived with a small hole in the lace, when I called RTR they were amazing and helpful! I was ready in time for the event. Thank you RTR!
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Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
September 15, 2014
Beautiful dress!
Lots of room for girls with bigger bust - I am a 32F and it provided plenty of stretch. The size 4 (42) was too tight so I went up a size. It was a bit constrictive in the shoulders but made do. A really wonderful dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 11, 2014
The dress is great but I didn't wear it because the bottom lace was frayed and looked worn.
The bottom edge looks very worn. Gorgeous dress though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 5, 2014
Elegant, Sexy, Comfortable, and Flattering!
I am in love with this dress! I wore it to the Russian Tea Room and to see a Broadway Play. It was very comfortable to sit and walk in. There were a few little rips in the lace, but I wore it anyway. I contacted customer service and they are going to repair the dress and credit my account .
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 10, 2014
Not outstanding...
The dress is nice, but it is definitely not a showstopper. In fact, my first thought upon trying it on was it was appropriate garb for a funeral. I rented the dress for a NYC themed cocktail party and was sad I wasn't going to be standing out by any means. I did go ahead and wear the dress and made it more formal by adding some long pearl strands and nude extra-high heels. All in all, the dress was a little too conservative for my taste--especially in length for a cocktail party. I didn't receive a single flattering comment about the dress the entire evening. It is a nice dress, just very underwhelming. I was disappointed in my choice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 9, 2014
The Dress is beautiful, very comfortable and glamorous Highly recommend it! I would buy this one.
It fit really nice true to size. I am quite curvy so if you rent this beautiful dress keep in mind the skirt part is more for a straight up and down body but it still worked for me :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
June 6, 2014
Did not meet expectations
The fit was not favorable for a larger bust, it seemed stretched. Also, the fabric reminded me of a slip. I did not wear this dress for the wedding I was attending.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141lbs
May 11, 2014
I love this dress. Very flattering and classy.
This was my backup dress that I ended up wearing to the wedding service. The material wasn't tight and the lace seemed stretched out to me. It was very very pretty. The dress was longer than I wanted it to be. I wish it was tighter, but other than that it was show stopper. I got a lot of compliments on this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 6, 2014
You'll fit right in (in a good way)!
I wore this to a "cocktail attire" dinner event. The cut is conservative but the fabric gives it an edge. I felt great in the dress but didn't feel like it really stood out in a sea of LBD's. It runs pretty true to size. I'm an 8-10 sometimes needing the larger size for my slightly broad shoulders and larger bust and hips. The 10 is this dress was uber roomy, so I opted for the 8 (46). It felt sexier. It did pucker across the bust because of the stretchy delicate fabric, but it didn't effect the fit anywhere else.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 3, 2014
Design looked cool but ran too long to wear
Dress was not made for someone with curves. The dress fit my bust and hips but was baggy in the stomach area. The length didn't quite hit where I wanted, it was definitely too long for me. I ended up returning the dress.
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
April 9, 2014
The perfect cocktail dress for a wedding!
Fit was true to size, and accommodated large chest! Only con may be that it can be slightly restrictive due to lace and mesh around the arms - dance carefully!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 25, 2014
Las Vegas Wedding Bridesmaid dress
This dress is so beautiful - if there was a rent to buy option, it would be mine right now! I think it fits true-to-size. I had to order an 8 / 46 because there were no size 6 / 44's available for the date I needed. It was a tad big and I could have worn my usual size (I would call myself an athletic / curvy 6), but it was just too gorgeous to pass up. Its sexy but not showy, elegant but still fun. I got so many compliments from people I did and didn't know!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 3, 2014
Amazing!
I LOVED this dress!! I did the size calculations wrong so I ordered a 42 and 44 even though I'm normally a 2 or 4. The 42 fit fine but I definitely could have gone with the 40. You can wear a regular bra which is a major bonus for me. The dress is SUPER flattering. I really hated to return it!!
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 29, 2014
I LOVED THIS DRESS. It was a little big BUT I loved it all the same. So sexy and classic! LOVE!
I am small in the waist but have bigger hips thanks to having three kids. I ordered a 10 and an 8 and the 8 was actually big. Could have worn a 6. Either way it was fine and I LOVED it. It was comfortable and sexy. I danced all night in it. I wore it to my dance club (formal) at our country club and got compliments all night. I would LOVE to own this dress and have looked it up on Paul Smith's website online and might even buy it after wearing it. haha LOVE THIS DRESS!
MichelleMarch 31, 2014
Where did you find it online? I have looked as well ;)
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Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
December 29, 2013
Very pretty dress that was different from anyone else there.
I usually wear a size 4 or 6, and this fit much like most dresses fit, great on top(I have large shoulders and a big bust) and loose on the bottom. The fabric is beautiful and the dress is very light weight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Body type: Hourglass
November 28, 2013
A beautiful dress that is sexy on.
The dress was a beautiful dress. It ran true to size but clingy so be sure to wear form fitting hose.
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 28, 2013
great fit, many compliments, and felt comfortable the entire night
true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 27, 2013
I wore this to a friends rehearsal dinner. I got compliments all night!
I almost didn't get this dress because I was afraid it was going to be too long, but it was beautiful. I didn't want to send it back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 3, 2013
STYLIST REVIEW
Beautiful lace detailing throughout this dress! This dress is conservative but fit perfectly for a bit a sexy touch added into it. I love the nude lining and the lace hem & sleeve. The fit is pretty tight against the chest, but seems to be pretty forgiving in the waist & hip area for a pencil-type skirt!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 26, 2013
Gorgeous and Tasteful
The fabric and lace on this dress is so delicate and luxurious - it feels like you are wearing nothing. It jugs curves at all the right places, but think about sizing up because the fabric does not stretch. There's nothing worse than seeing a girl in a dress that is too tight - that's not sexy! The illusion neckline is modest and you can wear a regular bra, but the cut of the lace makes it look daring when it really isn't. I was comfortable all night at dinner for my Birthday and never had to "adjust" anything. I would definitely rent this again, or buy it! It is an amazingly unique staple LBD for any closet.

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