Love Or Lust Gown

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$1500 retail

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Stylist Notes

You'll look like a red little vixen in this Plein Sud silk halter gown. Start taking down numbers! Pair with earrings like the Kenneth Jay Lane's Ruby Red Drops and a cuff like the AV Max's Geometric Bangle Set.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. French sizing.(see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and SPANX to cinch in mid-section and hips
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. French sizing.(see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and SPANX to cinch in mid-section and hips
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Cranberry silk (58% Viscose, 42% Acetate). Sleeveless. Cross halter neckline. Hidden side zipper. A-line skirt. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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15 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(9)
Small
(3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
October 27, 2014
Stunning and bold!
The picture does not do this dress justice - the red is gorgeous & deep! I opted for the 42R since the material was more fitted around my hips than the picture seems. I am very pear-shaped, so the bottom portion of the dress ended up being completely fitted around my butt/hips. The top fit well but it's definitely hard to wear a bra with since the back scoops a little lower than a usual bra line. I ended up buying one of those gel stick-on bras with the front closure & open back since there was no way I was going bra-less in this dress. The fabric shows a lot, so you may want to wear spanx or smoothers if you have curvier areas like me. If you have any kind of a womanly figure, this dress will look very sensual (not overtly sexy though!) simply because the fabric really shows off your body.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
July 21, 2014
Very classic, sexy, high maintenance dress.
I didn't originally see this dress when I was looking for a rental to wear to a wedding. Serendipity would have it that I would need a replacement dress because my original order didn't fit and chanced up this piece. The material and color is beautiful, but you will definitely need to steam this dress before wearing because it wrinkles very quickly and easily. I didn't wear a bra, but I did invest in some spanx because this dress is not forgiving, it will call out every lump and bump you've got. I think RTR might have gone in and added some additional buttons so you could adjust the neck straps. While I'm sad I forgot to get photos in the dress, I am very happy that this is the one I ended up with. Thanks again, RTR for the help!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 27, 2014
Too large for petite woman
I ordered this as a backup dress. Luckily, the first choice fit because there was no way this dress would work for me. The top was much too loose and the length much too long. The material and color were beautiful, but the dress did not work for my frame.
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 18, 2014
It was prom on a yacht, of course it was unforgettable.
Fit well, but it bunched up a lot around the waist and I spent the night making sure everything was flesh on my body and the dress wrinkled really bad and I couldn't wear a bra with it because of the fit (it was tight enough so I didn't have to anyway). The length was perfect with heels. Perfect for my Junior prom.
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Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 8, 2014
It was a little large but the halter held it up. Great material, great feel, very classy.
I would recommend this for anyone! Just be sure to tie the halter the right way.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 19, 2014
Beautiful red but forgettable
First, I want to say the color is a deeper red than shown, but it's a beautiful color. I originally rented the 38R and 40L (the lengths were VERY close), but both were too small. Luckily the wonderful customer service at RTR overnighted me a 42 (don't remember if it was L or R). It fit better but was still tighter than I would have liked. This is not a dress for women with larger hips--there is NO stretch at all to the fabric and SPANX can only do so much! I'm a seamstress so I loved all the intricate seams, but from a distance, it looked like just another red halter dress. Unfortunately, for me, it just didn't have that "wow" factor I was hoping for.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
January 3, 2014
Stunning
love!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
October 6, 2013
ABSOLUTELY NOT.
I did not end up wearing this dress. The fit of this dress is awkward. Trust all the reviewers who mention the weird neck. It does not fit properly and bulges. I found that no amount of tightening or fiddling would fix it. The material bulged on the sides under the arms and wrinkled unattractively down the front. It might be better for someone with a D+ cup size but this was not flattering on me. I've attached pictures to illustrate the issues.
JulianaDecember 18, 2013
I think you wore it wrong. The straps are supposed to criss-cross in the front.
CeeJanuary 20, 2014
Juliana got it. You are supposed to cross the straps in the front.
SophieFebruary 24, 2014
Looks like the straps are supposed to be crossed.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 4, 2013
So GLAM!
Beautiful dress. Great detailing in the seams and the fabric was very nice. Felt wonderful in it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 148lbs
May 15, 2013
All the compliments!
I had some issues with my first and second choice dresses. First, RTR informed me the back-up size for my first dress was suddenly not available the day before delivery. Then UPS did not leave the dress despite the "no signature required" policy. So RTR very generously offered me a free second choice shipped overnight. Unfortunately, due to the high volume for Mother's Day, this second choice dress did not arrive until Monday after my event. Since my first choice did end up fitting, I did not need to wear this lovely dress. Although this dress is gorgeous and true to size, I did not fit into the top despite wearing a padded strapless bra. I think you can see it gapping in the photo. It is a hook closure on the neck, so you can't tighten It further. The dress fit well otherwise and with 3 inch heels it almost skimmed the floor. The rich fabric hugs your body without feeling tight. Despite the delivery issues, I was pleased with my RTR experience. They tried their best to accommodate me, and frankly my issues were with UPS. The quick response of customer service, the packaging, extra small gifts, and the ease of returns made it worth it. Will definitely use again!
CeeJanuary 20, 2014
You are supposed to cross the straps in the front.
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Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
January 28, 2013
Beautiful dress!
This dress was darker than in the picture, but still a very nice wine color. The top was loose on me and I tried dress tape to keep it held up, but that didn't work. I wish there was one more tighter set of hooks on the neck strap because the sides of my bra kept showing due to the extra fabric. It was very flattering though, and comfortable all night. My advice is to order one size down because it is large in the bust and has a full bottom.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
January 27, 2013
Great Color!!
The fit was perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 9, 2013
WOW in RED
This dress fit perfectly. True to size, I'm 5 foot 5 and with heels it was fine. Hugged my curves in all the right places and was stunning.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
January 4, 2013
Love this dress!
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to wear this dress, but wanted to say that Rent the Runway has amazing Customer Service! UPS stated that they dropped the dress off, but I never got it. I needed it for Saturday and didn't get it until late Monday night. Not sure what happened, but the Reps at Rent the Runway did everything they could to send me a new dress. Long story short, I think Rent the Runway has top quality employees. Thanks for caring about me and my night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 7, 2012
Stunning!!
I received this dress as back up. I was not excited about it because I felt the quality of the dress looked poor in the online image. I was THRILLED to be proven wrong. The fabric was high quality and the dress fit like a glove. I received many compliments and actually got pulled out of the audience and brought on stage at the ballet I was attending. It was the dress! Stunning fit and dark lush color.
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