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Preen

Perfect Plum Dress

$175 rental
$1400 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Rock this Preen frock for a fashion-forward and sexy look. This curve-contouring style is the epitome of cocktail chic!

Size & Fit

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions). XS,S,M,L. Size XS=00; Size S=0/2; Size M=4; Size L=6/8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - strap runs long but can be secured with fashion tape
WAIST: Very fitted - bondage jersey cinches in waist
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; use fashion tape to help secure strap if needed
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions). XS,S,M,L. Size XS=00; Size S=0/2; Size M=4; Size L=6/8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - strap runs long but can be secured with fashion tape
WAIST: Very fitted - bondage jersey cinches in waist
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; use fashion tape to help secure strap if needed
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types

Size Chart

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Product Details

Purple stretch bondage jersey. One shoulder neckline. Ruched body. Cut-out detail on back. Exposed side zip. 34" from shoulder to hem.

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CMstylist
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
May 2, 2011

Chic dress...especially the color

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful fit! I wore it to a wedding and it worked perfectly. The only issue I had with it was that I found myself fussing with the bust area a bit. I'm small chested so I'm not sure if that was why, or if it was the cut. Runs a little tight
dressmepretty
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 22, 2011

this dress made me feel beautiful and comfortable- dresses never disappoint!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is super stunning in person and gives you a really nice feminine shape. It does run on the smaller side and would recommend ordering a size up as a back up. I received a ton of complements on this dress and would definitely rent it again!
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Nov 7, 2011

It was a dress I never would have found otherwise. Made me feel fabulous!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I tried this dress on and it made me feel big, I always wear the XS but in this case it wouldn't zip over my hips. The small however looked beautiful on and it was snug in all the right places. Love the color!
Sarah
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Nov 14, 2011

feeling like a princess :_)

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I was told by a stylist that this dress runs small. I normally wear a 0 or xs, so I ordered a xs and a small as backup. I could not get the xs on, it was so tight. The Small was challenging to zip, but once it was on, it fit perfect! The dress was stretchy and very comfortable. Loved it!!! Thanks RTR!!!!
Tracy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 13, 2012

When my boyfriend told me I was the most beautiful girl in the world.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Dress ran small, but it was beautiful for the occasion
Gretchen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 107 lbs
Aug 21, 2012

it was a great birthday!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The dress fit like a glove, albeit a rather tight glove. It is extremely flattering and enhances and cinches your waist line. The colour is beautiful as well!
SK2011
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 23, 2012

Took some work, but I liked it...

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I really liked the idea of this dress. It was a beautiful deep purple and had amazing details...but honestly, I didn't love it. Everything in the past that I've rented fit so well that I didn't even bring a back up dress to the wedding...so I HAD to make this one work. FIRST: please believe the other reviewers and order a size up...this thing is TINY! I mean realllly tiny. I wear an XS in Herve and still couldn't fit into an XS in this. Second of all, make sure you ask for a newer dress...the one I received had a number of holes (first time ever with RTR) and I spent a ton of time having to safety pin them closed. Lastly, like others have said, the shoulder is really long, so make sure to bring some pins or sticky tape. Overall...I wouldn't rent again, but I did feel sexy the night of the wedding and had a number or compliments. (And OF COURSE the RTR customer service team went above and beyond when I told them there were holes and gave me RTR credit...thanks RTR team! )
Nora
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 24, 2012

Perfect dress for a date w my boyfriend and then a friend's rooftop party.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This tailored dress was made for me! The fabric is forgiving w it's stretchy quality. I think it would be flattering on other body types as well. It was difficult to return bc I loved it so much.
Allia280
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
Sep 24, 2012

Great color, Great dress!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
As other renters say, this dress is tight but once on, it makes you look fabulous. Even though it is super fitted, its comfortable and flattering. The strap is long but can be managed. Overall, a GREAT rental!
Adrienne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 3, 2012

I LOVED this dress. It made me feel like a million bucks!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was snug but curved in all the right places. I normally would have wanted to go a size up but with a Preen dress it is made to fit tight yet it gives so you do not feel uncomfortable or self-conscious.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 22, 2012

Absolutely LOVED this dress!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress for a wedding and felt absolutely beautiful. I had my eye on this dress for awhile and was not disappointed - I received so many complements. The fabric is very stretchy so, like some of the reviews say, it is a little hard to zip at first but the fabric has a lot of give so don't be discouraged! Would definitely recommend it!!
Kaitlin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 5, 2012

This dress was a hit - got tons of compliments!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Dress definitely runs small like everyone said. I order a S and M and once I tried the medium on, I knew there was no way I was fitting into the small. Dress is fantastic though - very forgiving. Looks great - a nice deep plum color.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Nov 13, 2012

My favorite RTR rental so far

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is SO flattering. It cinches your waist and sits at a perfet length on your thigh. It hugs in all the right places. I received so many compliments!
Danielle
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 14, 2012

Loved this dress on!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this dress thinking I would wear the small based on the other reviews saying it ran small but ended up wearing the medium. It is very stretchy fabric so it is kinda a struggle to get on but once it is on it stays in place and looks great! Highlights curves and hides problem area's very well! You definitly need to have fabric tape to hide bra-or just go without if you can!
Sophie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Nov 15, 2012

Such an amazing dress for RTR Boston Party!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
everything is just perfect!
Agnes
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 4, 2012

Such a beautiful dress. I received compliments all night.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress does run a whole size smaller. I typically wear size S but ordered M instead (thanks to the RTR stylist) and it fits perfectly.
Nikki
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123 lbs
Jan 22, 2013

Fabulous and classy dress!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
I rented this dress for Vegas trip. It does run super small. I normally wear a size 2 and the M fit like a glove. The material is super stretchy and hugs every curve. I loved this dress and felt beautiful in it. Would definitely rent it again!
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 13, 2013

Gorgeous dress -- so incredibly flattering!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Runs VERY small! I had a very hard time zipping up the Small (Medium wasn't available). However the fabric is pretty stretchy so thank goodness it worked! I highly recommend this dress!
Kerry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
May 13, 2013

Beautiful, sexy dress. Wore it to a wedding rehearsal dinner.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Fit runs small - I wore a medium when I usually always wear a small. I'm 34/28/37. VERY fitted but looks good on. Slimming. Got lots of complements. Paired it with a white cardi at night when it got colder. Wore it with nude wedges to dress it down a little.
erin
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 13, 2013

Awesome dress! Beautiful color! Amazing customer service!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Very impressed with the rental: ) I would listen when reviewers say "runs small"!! I ordered a medium and a large as a backup. Unfortunately, the lg was damaged from a previous renter, so I crossed my fingers for the md. I was in luck! The dress was definitely snug but the stretch in the material and the ruching made for a flattering fit!
Joan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jun 20, 2013

Sexy, flattering and wedding-appropriate!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The color and style are fabulous. The dress glows without looking flashy. While very fitted, the rutching is forgiving and the dress is thoughtfully tailored. It's awesome to dance in. Overall fab dress and perfect for a semi-formal party! A few fit/style notes: * best to pull a strapless bra down low on your back (unless you're lucky enough to rock a nubra or nothing at all!) * agree with everyone. Go a size up. I usually wear XS but S was great * it's definitely longer on me than the model. It reached just above my knees, though I'm 5'2 * I had to pin the one-shoulder strap in the back to shorten it * I DEF had to safety pin the top of the zipper, as it would have popped open and slid down without reinforcement * it bunched up a little big around my waist, as I'm a bit more slim-hipped
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 1, 2013

Great party/clubbing dress!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for my bachelorette party. It is definitely tight. I usually wear a size 6 & was able to fit into the small with some help zipping it up. It's made for a taller person. The separate strap in the back didn't really show on me because I'm shorter (5'3"). It just looked like it was connected to the rest of the dress. Also, the shoulder strap was long and was falling off, so I folded it & pinned it with a safety pin. Otherwise it's a great dress. It was very flattering and accentuated my curves in all the right places.
Joana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 9, 2013

Didn't love it

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Believe the reviews. The dress runs small. I normally wear an xs/s and couldn't get the s to zip so I wore the M. The strap is also super long which is pretty annoying. I had my eyes on the dress for a long time and while I liked it, I didn't love it.
Samantha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 9, 2013

I didn't want to send it back! Stunning Dress! Amazing experience!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I have to start out by saying that RTR has the best customer service. The dress I originally rented was returned in poor condition so RTR sent me the size up. It arrived Thursday (my event was Saturday) and was too big. I sent them an email Thursday night and touched base on the phone Friday morning. They shipped me this dress (I wanted the Preen originally but it wasn't available) overnight and assured me it would arrive by noon on Saturday. It did and it was perfect! It fits exactly the way it has been reviewed. Very small. No matter what, you will likely need someone to help you zip it. The material is thick (bonus!) and very stretchy so you need the extra hands to hold it together, lined up while you zip. Once in, it was like a glove. An amazing, figure-perfecting glove! I still can't believe everything worked out. I was one happy girl! Thanks RTR!
Kristen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 20, 2013

This was the perfect dress for an October wedding in wine country! So different and glamorous!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was hesitant to rent with all of the warnings on fit and mishaps with holes in this dress but I just couldn't shake it, this was the perfect dress for my best friends wedding! It was very from fitting and the ruffles took a little work before I liked how it 'fit' and of course, the strap and clasp needed to be pinned down (seriously this should be fixed for good) but what a dress! I absolutely loved it and felt amazing in it all evening.
Melissa2180
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 30, 2013

Felt like a star!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Very tight fit which is great! :)
Margaret
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 5, 2013

This dress has potential, but...

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress to wear to a birthday party. The concept is there, but for a "$1,400" dress it's not worth it to rent, even for $150. I was fidgeting with it all night. The zipper doesn't have a hook and eye closure, I had to safety pin it together. The shoulder strap is ridiculously long. The strap going across your back hangs off, I had to pin that as well. I really like the idea of this dress a lot, but the cons definitely outweigh the pros. The color is great. The fit is almost true to size. I'm usually an extra small or small. I felt comfortable in the small. It's supposed to fit like a glove and it definitely does which I loved! I should have listened to all the other reviews about all the issues. The zipper if anything should honestly be fixed!
Christina
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 103 lbs
Dec 29, 2013

beautiful dress, but runs very small. wore backup

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
runs small. I were xs, but could not get xs zipped up in this dress.
Molly
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Mar 4, 2014

LOVED this dress. I felt confident and pretty - constant compliments throughout the night!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Pros: it was a gorgeous color (pretty true to the picture), tight (in the right way) - keeping everything "in place" without feeling like I was suffocating, the fabric bunched in all the right places (hiding potential problem areas after eating too much cake :-) ), I could wear a normal strapless bra, and both my girl and guy friends LOVED it! Cons: the zipper gets caught so you need to be careful, but other than that - zero complaints. I would absolutely rent this dress again (or buy it if I could!).
Danielle
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95 lbs
Mar 20, 2014

I have yet to wear a dress from here, but I'm still open minded to the possibilities

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Did not fit at all... Very disappointing considering I'm a size 0
Katherine
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Apr 9, 2014

Great dress but didn't fit me correctly, had to send both sizes back

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wish it would have worked!
RTR Customer
Apr 15, 2014

Felt beautiful

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Very tight
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Apr 19, 2014

It was the perfect balance between black tie and semi-formal! SO many compliments.

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was much tighter than expected. The zipper did not have a hook to help keep it up and the one-shoulder sleeve was too big so I had to fashion tape it to hold it in place. Other than those things, it was a surprisingly great dress (my back-up plan ended up being my first choice).
Annielette
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95 lbs
May 14, 2014

Fits like a glove!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore it for my birthday at a casino. Love the dress. It fits perfectly and accents all the right curves. Everyone loved the dress!
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
May 15, 2014

Very small

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I usually wear an XS but couldn't even get this zipped up. It runs very small
Eden
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97 lbs
May 16, 2014

I did not wear the dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I'm a tiny person, and the XS would not even zip up. It would have been a great dress, but order a size up. The straps were long.
Linda
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
Jun 8, 2014

Received some compliments on the dress. Beautiful and wedding appropriate.

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress to a wedding. It looks and makes you feel beautiful. I thought from the reviews it was hard to zip because of the zipper itself, but it was hard to zip because the dress is so skin tight. I probably could've gone a size up. I also had to pin the shoulder strap because it was so long.
Kay
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 92 lbs
Jun 30, 2014

I loved how PERFECTLY this dress fit!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for my boyfriend's exgirlfriend's wedding. I was nervous from the start because of my relationship to the bride; however, this dress made me feel fantastic and beautiful! Because everyone claimed it ran so small, I was worried it wouldn't fit since I only ordered the XS. But it fit perfectly! I had to tweak the strap because it is unnaturally long for a human being but other than that, it was the perfect dress/DID NOT WANT TO GIVE IT BACK! I picked it up from the store in NYC and everyone there was so helpful! They also altered the strap within 15 mins (for free) and answered all my questions. I'm so glad this worked out so well because it was my first time renting a dress at all! Thanks RTR <3!
Katie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Jul 23, 2014

I got a lot of compliments with this dress

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Ran small but it stretches! Only problem is there was not a hook on the dress so the zipper would come down a little bit
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Aug 31, 2014

Great look

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress was great although it ran a bit small. The sleeve was long and a bit annoying because it kept falling off my shoulder. The dress overall fit well even though the zipper proved to be a problem- it always unzipped itself! I felt pretty in it but at the end of the day I felt like it was more annoying than it was worth.
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