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Preen

Independent Woman Dress

$161 to buy
$1642 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Strike a pose in this insane Preen lady like wonder dress. You'll turn heads at the event and take over the night. Go with a contrasting clutch like the Kate Spade's Emerald Anastasia Clutch and Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Drop Earrings, and Rodrigo Otazu's Insanely Chic Crystal Cuff.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen, hips, and backside
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, 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 size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes S,M,L. Size S=2,4; M=6,8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen, hips, and backside
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Blue stretch crepe(65% acetate; 29% polyester; 6% elastane; lining: 100% silk). Crew neckline. Peplum waist. Keyhole back with button closure. Exposed side zip. 41'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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19 reviews

Fit
Small 7
True to Size 12
Large 0
Photos 1
Louise
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 3, 2012

Nice dress-not what I expected

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I thought this dress was gorgeous, but it did not fit like it did on the model. I'm 5'7 and the dress was far below my knee, making it look awkward. It also was incredibly tight along the arm pits. The material was heavy and peplum did not stand out as I thought it would. Shame it looks so pretty
mibellchic
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
May 17, 2012

Great color!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a great looking dress, the color is extremely vibrant. Received lots of compliments throughout the night. It has incredible structure and isn't very forgiving. It fit me well everywhere, except the arms, where it was a bit tight - but I am busty with broad shoulders.
Erica
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148 lbs
May 22, 2012

Very beautiful but corporate

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this as a backup option/ 2nd dress for a wedding weekend at the cape. The dress is gorgeous, but more appropriate for a business dinner or meeting than a beach wedding. The fabric is very thick and stretchy so it;s good for not showing any lumps or bumps and is sexy while not being too revealing. When I put it on, my husband asked me if I was going to a meeting, not the response you want. However, the color is gorgeous and the fit is beautiful. I am really tall and this came to the same length as on the model.
Deanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 23, 2012

Very heavy fabric!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I didn't end up wearing this. I thought it would be great for work but first, the fabric is so heavy and thick -- not good for summer weather. Second, it's way longer than I expected -- this should be worn by tall women with long legs.
Grace
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 10, 2012

Stunning!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I absolutely loved this dress! The deep blue color was gorgeous, the fit was spectacular, and the fabric had the perfect amount of stretch. Unfortunately, this was my back up dress, so I didn't wear it, but I hope to find an excuse to rent it again!
Danni
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 13, 2012

Perfect for work/charity event

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I originally ordered another dress for a work charity event, but it was on back order and went with this last minute. I am so happy I did! The dress was tight and tough to get on, but it was very flattering and slimming. I wore it to a work charity event for a sports team, and an athlete's very famous wife wore the same thing.
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 19, 2012

great color and flattering fit around the middle

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
kind of long and hard to take large steps in
Kristi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 16, 2013

This dress is marvelous!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I have curves and this dress fit them perfectly! It is a heavier fabric but rather comfy at the same time. The peplum does not look exactly like the picture of the model--it's a bit underwhelming--but it doesn't matter; I got like a thousand complements and wished this dress held a permanent spot in my closet!
Ginka
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Feb 4, 2013

Got this to wear to my daughter graduation and it was simple but fabulous!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Glad I got 2 sizes sent. Ended up going up a size because the arm holes were too small. Gits like a bandage dress.
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 29, 2013

Tight in the chest

Size worn: L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
It fit well except for the chest-which was too small and looked awkward. Wore my backup dress.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 3, 2013

The color is striking and the fit is perfect!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This color is a darker but obvious BLUE. It's not bright and flashy. The fabric is heavy, sturdy, and has some stretch. Covers the imperfections (without correcting hose) and hugs all your curves to perfection. It looked terribly long on the hanger (I'm 5'2") but when I put it on, the hem fell just below my knees and looked very sharp. Wore with black heels and my hair up in a french twist.
Tania
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Nov 2, 2013

Stunning color!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved the dress and received many compliments. It's a bit challenging to get on and longer skirt (hit me about an inch below knee and i am 5'7) can make it awkward to walk long distances. Usually wear size 4 dress and medium worked well for me. The color is absolutely beautiful.
Bonnie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116 lbs
Feb 9, 2014

The color of this dress is gorgeous

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress to wear as a speaker at a professional conference. It was the perfect coverage and length, but still very feminine because of the perfect cut of the dress. Color amazing! Stand out but not flashy deep blue. Perfect outfit for work event with a short black blazer on top. We went to a country club dinner that evening and I couldn't bear not to keep wearing the dress! Ladylike and very feminine with a pair of nude heels and pearls. This truly is a "day to night Barbie" dress! I will definitely rent it again. Fits very snugly.
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Mar 20, 2014

Really nice dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I really liked this dress, the material was so nice. Unfortunately the Medium was too tight on me and wouldn't zip up all the way so I was unable to wear it. If they had it in a large I would definitely order this dress again!
shira
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158 lbs
Mar 28, 2014

Fabric is stretchy, and flattering, but the armholes are not right. Not very "breathable"

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Fabric is stretchy, and flattering, but the armholes are not right. Not very "breathable". Cool looking dress, but I returned it right away due to tightness at the armholes.
Katharine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 19, 2014

Beautiful color and well made.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit me far too snugly in the shoulders/armpits, but I do have broader shoulders. The hip area did not fit tightly enough - was pretty loose.
BD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 20, 2014

Very nice color

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Wore this dress to a work event. The color is very pretty. Runs a bit long though.
Kaitlyn
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Jun 21, 2014

Rented this for a work event.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Material was quite stiff, providing an odd fit. Didn't end up wearing the dress.
Dagnar
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 30, 2014

Classic dress but hot fabric & longer length

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a summer wedding, and ended up wearing the alternate dress that the RTR stylist chose for me. The Independent Woman dress is perfect for any indoor wedding or corporate event; however, the fabric definitely too thick for an outdoor daytime event scheduled during the hottest days of summer. Also be aware that the length does not necessarily fall just below the knee as shown on the model - I am 5'7", 115" lbs (34/25/35), long-waisted, and have a 32" inseam. The dress in S fit me perfectly. Unfortunately, it also fell right at the widest point of my calves, which resulted in a bottom-heavy, matronly look on me, per friends who helped me make my final decision. The dress would be absolutely stunning on someone with legs defining a longer inseam, or someone with very small ankles.
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