Red Sandstorm Dress

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$1520 retail

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Stylist Notes

Bring out your inner tiger by wearing this red hot Preen dress. It is sassy and ready for you to wear it and take charge! Wear with Crislu's Crystal Hoop Love Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-10.

BUST: Best for smaller bust sizes - very fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen, hips and backside
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips so curvier women should consider sizing up again
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-10.

BUST: Best for smaller bust sizes - very fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen, hips and backside
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips so curvier women should consider sizing up again
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Red stretch bondage jersey((64% acetate; 29% polyester; 6% elastane). One shoulder neckline with two straps. Twist detail at shoulder. All-over ruching. Exposed side zip. 37'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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53 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size31
Small20
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
February 7, 2015
This was so tiny it would not zip
You should not have many curves!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
December 23, 2014
n/a
Pros: I love how the dress really sucked everything in! At first when I tried it on I thought it was too small but once you get it zipped (side zipper + tight = difficult) it felt nice being pulled in. Keep in mind the tight/snug fit throughout the dress was a Pro for me. It wasn't tight in a nasty way. Cons: The top fit a little loose compared to how snug fitting the rest of the dress is. Although the straps give it that "different" look, I felt it was a big strange. Overall, I got this dress for the spanx type fit as I wanted to be able to eat and feel comfortable and not feel like I looked fat or bloated after my meal. For that reason alone, I was happy with!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 12, 2014
Did not fit in all the right places
I was considering returning this dress vs. wearing it, but I loved the color and the party was the next day. I was disappointed with this dress. The material was awkward, bulky and ran way too small in the waist. I am normally a size 4 and I had to wear a size up (I chose a medium). While the Med was still really, really tight in the waist (and I have no hips, mind you), it fit better than the small in that area. The downside with selecting the medium, it was too BIG in the chest area. I was constantly adjusting my top all night. I felt like the dress wore me vs. me wearing the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 4, 2014
Hot, hot, hot!!!
This dress is hot and unique... Definitely a show stopper. It is snug so if you have boobs and/or hips, you may need to size up. I wore this for a photoshoot and the medium size was perfect for that, but I wouldn't have been able to wear it to an event because it was a bit snug and would be difficult to sit down in. (For reference, I am 5'9'' and normally wear a size 6-8 in dresses.) Also, there is kind of a weird piece that bunches over your stomach. It photographed well, but it was a bit awkward. Still an awesome dress!!!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 29, 2014
Saved by this dress!!!
The day before I was to receive my selection I got an email letting me know that the dress I originally ordered had been damaged and could not be sent. The stylist at RTR automatically sent me another two dresses hoping that they would be something I liked. Although both dresses where beautiful they were not appropriate for the wedding I was attending, so on friday I spent a couple of hours going back and forth with the stylist and we decided on this dress. I truly appreciated their dedication and patience with someone who didn't have a plan B dress and was just a bit concerned. I received it the morning of the wedding. And it was absolutely amazing. The fit was true to size and it truly looked amazing. I would order it again in a heart beat! Thank you to everyone who made me getting this dress a huge success!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 6, 2014
Felt like a movie star
The dress is gorgeous! I felt like s movie star all evening. Received many compliments. As others reviewed the dress runs small in the hips, I normally wear S(4) but opted for the M. The top was loose but not too bad, no issues with the zipper!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
September 24, 2014
I loved this dress so much---I wanted to keep it!
My first RTR experience and I couldn't have been more pleased. This dress is a show-stopper for sure! I ordered up (large), based upon the reviews but ended up wearing the medium (my normal size). It's definitely a vavava-voom dress that hugs all the curves in all the right places---the ruching was killer and adds a lot of drama. Love the vivid orange-toned red...great for olive or tanned skin. Decided to add a pop of color with the earrings (also RTR). My only criticism of this amazing dress is that the side zipper does slide down during wear (dress needs a hook/eye) and that if you plan to dance, be prepared for the dress to ride up a wee bit.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 1, 2014
Got lots of compliments
fits great, really sucks you in. the ruching is very thick though, and might be a little bit much if you're very petite. the dress is a great true red and stands out in a crowd.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 22, 2014
Stunning Dress!
I looked very sexy, my husband couldn't stop telling me how great I look lol! I loved that it hides little imperfections even without spandex!
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 152lbs
June 9, 2014
Flattering, beautiful dress!
This dress was perfect for a semi-gala event where I had to make a speech! I definitely have a stomach and was nervous to get a dress so form fitting. Although the dress fit a bit tight, the rouching made it look perfect. The red was a great color and the asymmetrical sleaves really made it unique. I got a LOT of compliments on it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
February 27, 2014
I didn't have to worry about pulling the dress up or down. It stayed in place.
Very nice thick stretchy fabric, no need to wear spanx. I did wear a strapless bra, but if you were a bigger size you may go without. The hem hit right at my knee. Recommended classic stylish with an asymmetric collar. Nice touch.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 20, 2014
Weird sizing
I did not wear this dress- I ordered an S and would have ordered an M for backup but it was not available. I normally wear a size 4. I could barely zip up the dress and once I did it did not look good on me. It was too tight in the hips and too loose up top; and I am NOT pear shaped. Not sure who this would work on- maybe a busty girl with very slim hips?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 14, 2014
Sexy but uncomfortable
The pros of this dress are that it's stretchy and holds everything in like you're wearing a dress made of spanx. It's also a beautiful red color, perfect length, and made of high-quality fabric. However, the neckline and straps didn't work well on me. They were way too big, and I had to tuck the straps into my bra in order wear the dress. Also, this was the most uncomfortable dress I've every worn. Granted, I should have read the reviews and ordered a large, but I have a pretty tiny waist, and I could hardly breathe or eat in this dress. I think it's because I'm so short, the dress didn't fit my proportions correctly even though the length was fine. The last complaint is that the zipper doesn't have a hook and eye enclosure at the top of the zipper, and it will start to unzip itself. My husband loved this dress, and the pic looks good, so 3 stars.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
January 16, 2014
Great color and fit!
I loved this dress! I was wary to rent only because I have rented other Preen dresses and they are SUPER tight! While this dress was very formfitting and a little tough to zip - I felt like it was a classy, figure-flattering tight as opposed to a hoochy-mama tight. The length was really good for a tight dress (I'm tall so I didn't want it too short) and my only complaint is that is was a little chest- flattening. You do get some cleavage out of out but it has a little bit of a smashing effect. Not enough to make me dislike the dress and I felt great in it for NYE.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 30, 2013
Good for someone with a long torso
Loved the fabric and color of this dress but the proportions were off for me. The distance between the strap and the top of the bodice was longer on the dress than on my body, which made the strap stick out in a funny way. It was also very fairly loose on the top and too tight on the bottom. I have worn the one shoulder Preen dreses and they have worked better for me, but this dress would be great on someone who was taller than 5'8" and had a long torso and big bust. The fabric would definitely hide a tummy if that is something you are worried about.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 8, 2013
It looked fantastic and I really like the style of it! Looks just like the picture.
The only pro to this dress would be some of the folding details in the midsection. They aren't tacked down so sometimes it was hard to tell if I had them going the right direction or if they shifted around while dancing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
September 30, 2013
i love this dress i got many complements!! very form fitting and sexy!
I'm usually a small but this dress is very tight i wear a 2 and im about 113 but i felt very comfy in the medium
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 10, 2013
Perfect Fit!
This dress is extremely stretchy. I loved it! It flattered my curves in all the right places and held in my tummy when I ate. I felt like I had built in spanx! It is very red. I received many complements. It is a very nice dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
September 8, 2013
asymmetry of sleeves did not work for me.
pros- great color cons- weird sleeves
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
June 17, 2013
The best service
This dress was not my first choice. I tried on this red dress and it didn't quite fit right the first time. My husband didn't like it. I tried it on again two days later and it fitted fine. It's my favorite dress of all time. The material is so nice. The dress is flattering and hide all of your flaws. The dress is very unique and unlike any other dresses at the wedding reception. It was a perfect evening for me. I felt sexy and hot in it. I didn't want to return this dress at all.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
June 7, 2013
Made me feel like a bombshell!!
The dress fit like a glove and kept everything where it should have been comfortably :) Only con was the zipper was VERY noticable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
May 15, 2013
Absolutely stunning!
The dress definitely runs small. I normally fit into a small but couldn't squeeze into it without compromising my ability to breathe! Thank The Lord for the safety net RTR gave me! The medium fit stunningly and emphasized my body in all the right places. I wore this dress to my company Christmas party and received so many compliments! I highly recommend this dress!
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 7, 2013
Didn't wear it
Didn't end up fitting at all , was very small
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 6, 2013
The perfect red dress!
This dress is simply stunning. It's very flattering, curve-hugging and the asymmetrical halter makes it edgy. The dress does run small, I typically wear a size 4 or small in dresses. I went with the medium, it was very tight through the hips but the large was too large on top. It was tight, but not so restrictive that I couldn't dance.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
April 8, 2013
Loved This Dress
It was a little stretchy material so the fabric was giving, but still very flattering. Very Comfortable. I Loved it. The color was a great Red.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 14, 2013
Knockout dress!
I really did love this dress. It's fun and whimsical and I received many compliments on it. Be sure to order your size and the next size up, if available, because it runs small. I'm usually a solid M, which was all that was available at the time I rented it, and it fit, but barely. It was very tight and somewhat restictive.
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
March 8, 2013
This dress was Perfect for the Valentines Party.
It's was a very fitting dress that was snug enough to embrace your curves but Not tight enough to be uncomfortable.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 25, 2013
Someone thought I was part of a wedding party haha
I enjoyed wearing this dress and it was especially nice because I was able to eat alot on the date and not have to worry about sucking it in later lol =) the zipper was a little finicky, however, and kept unzipping itself--not sure why, since the dress wasn't too tight (it was actually a little roomy).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 3, 2013
Love the color.
I couldn't get it over my hips, it runs way small. Order up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 31, 2013
The color, the fit, it was great! Compliments from men and women alike!
the dress is a bit of an effort to get into, but once you are in, your body looks great! The somewhat asymmetrical lines are actually quite flattering - at least for an hourglass figure. The dress does, however, minimize the chest area.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139lbs
January 16, 2013
I did not like this~ crazy fit
I tried - great color but wow - this dress is hard to wear- I ordered two sizes in it and it would not work - there is a lot of fabric all in the mid section - I guess preen is not a great designer for me and my body. :(
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
January 15, 2013
Pretty dress
I ordered this dress in S as a backup to the Preen Plaza dress. This is a beautiful dress. It has a lot of ruching on it (a bit more than the picture shows). I ended up wearing the Plaza dress for the occasion but would have happily worn this one as well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 3, 2013
gorgeous!
I rented this as my second choice, it was stunning on but I ended up wearing the Preen Plaza dress instead. I did need help zipping it but it WAS AMAZING ON. would rent it again for sure.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 13, 2012
Flattering dress, strange neckline
This was sent to me as a back up dress when I thought my original package may not arrive in time for an event. Overall I thought the dress was flattering. Made my waist look tiny, there is definitely a lot more ruching that it looks like there is on the model. However I found the strap really strange and not all that flattering. Definitely a pretty and incredibly well made dress, just not my favorite.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 13, 2012
GREAT Dress! Not something that you'll likely wear more than once, so perfect to rent!
Dress was SNUG, but meant to be. If you are uncomfortable with your figure this is not the dress for you. That being said its super flattering and really fun to dance in.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 10, 2012
Sexy
I never wear red, so this was a bit over-the-top for me, but the bf loved it. I appreciated that it was super-sexy but still knee length. The stretch is super-forgiving and easy to move in. Definitely no need to wear spanx, as the dress basically functions the same. It's hard to zip up, but I managed on my own. If I were to buy it's I'd spend money to get the top taken in a little, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
November 8, 2012
Good backup dress.
Unlike the Preen Plaza dress, this dress fits true to size. I loved the more conservative length, just above my knees. However, I couldn't get the fabric of this dress to lay flat and felt like the folds just weren't flattering on me. I ended up wearing my first choice dress, Preen Plaza. Great, thick fabric hides pudges.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
November 6, 2012
Non stop compliments on the dress
I had the same experience as most of the other reviewers--size up and have someone help you get into the dress. After that, get ready to stand out from the crowd. The dress is a bright red and the pleating of the fabric is very flattering. It also makes you very curvy looking! I had people ask me about my dress all night long. I wore this to the rehearsal dinner for my wedding and would love to rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 108lbs
October 6, 2012
Pretty but odd fit
The dress was pretty but I couldnt wear it - the bottom fit like a glove but the top was GIGANTIC and hung down below my chest. The neckline seemed to be for someone inches taller than I am.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 1, 2012
Great color and very flattering.
The crunching in the dress makes it very form fitting and flattering.
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