Rachel Roy

Coral Checkmate Dress

$82 rental
$468 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Work this eye catching coral Rachel Roy dress to your next work party or date night. A figure flattering style that will have everyone talking about. Stick to gold tone accessories like the Chamak by Priya Kakkar's Crystal Snake Eye Bangle Set and Chamak by Priya Kakkar's Silver Wave Bangles.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra; comfortable room at bust for larger cup sizes
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection
HIPS: Fitted - may be more fitted for full hips; curvier women should consider sizing up for backup
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no 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 slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra; comfortable room at bust for larger cup sizes
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection
HIPS: Fitted - may be more fitted for full hips; curvier women should consider sizing up for backup
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no 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

Coral silk crepe. V neckline. Draped ruffle front. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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48 reviews

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Small 4
True to Size 30
Large 14
Photos 16
droman120
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 29, 2012

Amazing Color

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to my friend's summer wedding and received so many compliments. I don't normally wear dresses this color but I was so intrigued by it that I took a chance. I'm glad I did becase the color was spectacular. I wore the dress with very simple and delicate gold necklaces, a gold bangle, and drop earrings. I also decided on nude shoes instead of black shoes -- I thought the black shoes against the color was too harsh. I ordered both the 6 and 8 size but the 8 was too large on top -- it just hung on me. Thankfully the size 6 ended up being the better fit. If you're not tall, I don't recommend this dress for you. I'm 5'7" without heels.
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 17, 2012

the gorgeous color made me stand apart at the wedding

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fits pretty TTS, I loved the bold color and the draping of the dress on the front is really nice. I will say the top was a little looser than I wanted it to be and I really needed double stick tape to keep my bra from being exposed. Luckily, my long hair covered that part on my chest but then you couldn't see the beautiful front draping I mentioned. The bottom skirt part fit perfectly and looked fab (and the fabric was a little stretchy). Overall, loved the dress, wish I had double stick tape.
Livvie
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 72
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 19, 2012

The moment I opened the box, saw the color of the dress and the quality of the fabric and then tried it on and it fit.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for the Mayor's Art Council Banquet in Lincoln, Nebraska. The color of the dress is a deep coral and the accent bodice and underskirt are gold on gold. The fabric is lush and the detailing and construction, especially at the front shoulders is superior. Although I would not think someone with a short torso would be pleased with the drapiness of the bodice, this is an extremely forgiving dress that skims the body. The attached camisole is adjustable, so you are never uncomfortable. In a dark ballroom, this dress stood out. I am very pleased, at my age, to take advantage of many of the dresses on Rent the Runway. The key is to carefully consider the stylist's fit details and other reviews on fit and wearability.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 17, 2012

I lost a significant amount of weight, and RTR allowed me to switch sizes on my orders with complete ease.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Before I discuss why I only gave the dress two stars, I would like to express a couple of positive points. First, my experience with RTR has been nothing short of amazing; I lost a significant amount of weight, and RTR allowed me to switch sizes on my orders with complete ease. Second, I happen to love Rachel Roy dresses. The material is so chic and comfortable—two adjectives that, too often, do not go hand-in-hand. I read a lot of unflattering reviews about this dress before taking the plunge to rent. Most of the negative comments were about the long length, but I am 5’11”, so the comments did not affect me. I ordered this dress as a back-up dress, knowing that I’d love the other dress I ordered; if this one didn’t work out, it wasn’t a big deal. I took it out of the packaging and was immediately drawn to the gorgeous (gorgeous being an understatement!) color and fabrics. Then I tried the dress on, and the magic dissolved. The bottom half fit beautifully, and I looked mighty hot. However, the top half made me lose my waist and hourglass figure, and I looked like I gained 30 pounds. The dress looked fabulous from a profile view, but it would be awkward to walk that way an entire night ;). I’d only recommend this dress for someone who is big busted and apple-shaped.
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

Beautiful dress for date night

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
I loved this dress for my date night. The material is nice and light so it was good for a humid evening. The color is very flattering. I liked it so much that I might end up renting it again for a special event I have coming up.
Caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Aug 27, 2012

The dresses were delivered on time and so glad I had the option of two sizes. The 4 fit great- didn't even need to try on the other size. Easy, great way to dress! :)

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great color and well-made material. This dress was a little clingy around the hips/butt area- so beware of that! The hemline was fun, but I could see where it would be long/awkward length on someone shorter.
lilah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Aug 28, 2012

Not at all flattering

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Not a good look for me... think this would only look good on very skinny model-like figures!
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 10, 2012

It's so easy! On the day of the wedding, I was in the middle of moving to a new house. To open the bag, find a beautiful dress, and simply throw it on and go was a life saver!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore to this a "formal" attire" wedding and it was the perfect dress. I normally wear a 6 or 8, depending on the fit through the hips and thighs. I opted for the 6 since the top is pretty blousy and loose, and it was pretty fitted on the botto, but looked great since the fabric has a nice stretch to it. I can definitely see how this would fit best on an hour-glass shape. With a smaller chest, you could get lost in the top. The colors and fabric are gorgeous and top-quality.
Soumya
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 12, 2012

Everyone loved the dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The fit was great.
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 16, 2012

Great dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful, received many compliments
Lesley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168 lbs
Sep 18, 2012

I was wearing my all time FAVE designer Rachel Roy ~!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I received awesome compliments on my dress :)
LRE
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Sep 21, 2012

Beautiful dress, well made and comfortable. Color was great for summer wedding or date night.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
If I was 4 inches taller would have fit great however, the bodice was too long so pinned up the excess drape. Easy to hide though with the blouson fit. Loved that the underchemise had adjustable lingerie straps so I was really comfortable and felt like a star!
Diane
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 27, 2012

I loved this dress and got lots of compliments on it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
You can't see from the picture, but I wore gold shoes and a beautiful bangle bracelet (also rented). The dress was very comfortable (I know because I was up all night dancing!). I usually wear sizes 6-8 depending on the fit. This dress on me was looser up top and tight across the hips, but not too tight (just make sure you wear appropropriate undergarments). This was my first experience with RTR and I will definitely use them again for next affair!
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 30, 2012

Just a really weird fit

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This didn't work for me at all. I'm relatively tall and this was way too long. Oddly big on the top and too billowy around the waist. Not flattering at all. Sad it didn't work!
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

it was pretty- vibrant. I liked it a lot.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
it was easy to wear and looks like it does in the pictures. :)
adrienne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 119 lbs
Oct 3, 2012

Loved the color!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Too long for short person like me.
Jenna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 10, 2012

Gorgeous color, perfect for the summer wedding I had in July!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
It almost seemed like the top and bottom were 2 different sizes. The top in the size 2 fit me perfect, but the skirt of it was too tight. I ended up wearing the size 4, so the top was a bit loose. Got many compliments on the dress! The color was outstanding.
Koriru
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 147 lbs
Oct 16, 2012

Nice dress, but needed pinning.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is beautiful and perfect for as wedding. The only issue I had was it needed to be pinned in a few places to keep it from looking like I was wearing a tent in front. Aside from the draping effect which did not work for my body-type, I was quite pleased with this dress.
Kerry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119 lbs
Dec 4, 2012

Unfortunately I did not like how the dress looked on me, so I didn't wear it.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I didn't end up wearing this dress; I got a 4(my normal size) and a 6, and tried on both and hated it unfortunately; I put it straight back in the bag and returned it. For a girl with hips, this is not the dress for you. Luckily RTR was very accommodating and credited my account.
Julia
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 7, 2012

I loved this dress, very flattering and comfortable!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I am larger in the chest and this dress was very comfortable and looked just like in the picture! I loved it!
AY
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jan 1, 2013

Easy, comfortable, and fun

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a great dress for our new year's eve celebration. It was incredibly easy to wear, with no fuss at all. The vibrant coral color and unusual style stood out in a room full of lacy lbd's. It moved well for dancing. The dress has ample room at the top - more than I needed - and is a little more fitted around the hips. The ten pulled a bit at my hips, so I went with the 12. It was a bit loose at the waist, and in both the 10 and 12 I would say there was too much material above the waist, so that the dress did not provide the most flattering shape, but it was still very attractive. I loved the fabric of both the coral outer layer and the orange chess-board patterned lining and piping (the orange fabric is silky soft).
dcg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158 lbs
Jan 13, 2013

Very sophistocated and polished

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
wore this to a rehearsal dinner for a black tie wedding in DC. Even though I had to wear the 12, it was a perfect fit. The bride, a vogue model who I had never met before the dinner, stopped dead in her tracks when she saw me and told me my dress was stunning. My husband said it really looked like a designer dress. This was the 1st rental from RTW and I've done about 6. I've been extremely satisfied with each pick. I hav3 3 formal events in Feb and I'm on here ordering now for all 3!
Corinne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 27, 2013

Brightly colored back up dress.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this as a back up dress for a wedding. This dress ran a little large and a 10 would have fit me much better than the 12 I got. I felt like I was swimming a little in this dress and ultimately didn't wear it. However, the color is very pretty in person and the cut makes it very comfortable.
Em
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142 lbs
Jan 29, 2013

The color of this dress was so unusual and I had many compliments on the unusual design.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I could not tell from the photograph, but the skirt on this dress is cut like a pencil skirt. Had I known, I would not have rented this dress - pencil cuts do not work on my body. I have a small waist and curvy behind and thighs, and the skirt hugged my lines, even in the larger size. The fabric is an unlined silk crepe, which also showed more imperfections that I would have liked. I was hoping for a looser A-line. I had to run to the store and get Spanx, which did the trick. The waist was a bit big on me, luckily I had a slim belt with me that I used to cinch it into place - the belt tucked under the drape of the top and could not be seen. Having done all that I was pretty comfortable and happy with the look of the dress. I would still recommend this dress, but I would say that it's a little hard to predict how it will look on your particular body. I prefer to wear a dress that does not require Spanx.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 17, 2013

Classic, flattering and baby-bump-friendly

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I love almost any Rachel Roy dress, as her styles tend to flatter my body type (5'3", large bust, short & small waisted, small hips). Normally wear a size 6, wore an 8 while 4 months pregnant and it fit perfectly. Got tons of compliments, as the color was beautiful and style very flattering.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 134 lbs
May 25, 2013

Standout color.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm not as tall as other reviewers, but I do have a long torso --- very necessary to carry this dress on my five-foot-five frame. The top of the size four was more flattering, but the lower portion was more fitted than I was comfortable wearing. I have relatively broad shoulders and a large bust though, so I was able to carry the size 6's bigger top. I agree with others that this is a dress for someone who is either tall, has a long torso or a larger bust.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Jun 9, 2013

Wasn't able to wear!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Was flattering in the top, but too tight for comfort in the hips. Spoke with stylist before I bought and based on my measurements, they suggested to go down a backup size and I should have gone up.
winecountry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 20, 2013

Gorgeous dress but not for curvy women.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I had the 4 and the 6. The 4 made me feel like Margaret Dumont from an old Marx Brothers movie- very matronly. The 6 fit perfectly on the chest but I swam in the rest of it. Incredibly pretty dress, though.
Brianna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Aug 24, 2013

Pretty, Conservative

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I love the colors and would definitely recommend this for an office outing or business lunch. However, I rented this dress for a wedding and actually sent it back without wearing it. The cut is much too conservative and the fit makes even a curvy girl look shapeless. Overall, it's pretty, but was not right for my occasion.
Kristen
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 9, 2013

I absolutely loved this dress...on the screen.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wanted this dress to work SO badly. I opened the package and nearly melted at the sight of it; it's so beautiful! I put it on and my heart sank a little. It's not that it didn't fit - it just didn't do anything for my figure. My mid-section was exaggerated more than it was accentuated and I just felt bulgy. I raced to the mall to buy some Spanx (because I was, apparently, the only woman left in America who didn't own any yet) to see if that would do the trick. The Spanx definitely helped and I probably could have worn the dress... but I just didn't feel AMAZING in it. So I didn't wear it. This particular piece would probably work best on someone with a, ahem, somewhat ample bosom (which I have), a flat tummy (which I haven't - and which is, I think, the most crucial part), and a nice apple bottom (which I'm on the verge of). I'm very jealous of anyone lucky enough to be able to rock this dress! :)
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154 lbs
Oct 6, 2013

Unique style, and the accessories--AWESOME!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Runs big; order a size down; because of the blousing fabric, this is better for a taller person (I'm only 5'1)
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 1, 2013

Just ok

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fortunately, this was my back up dress. I really didn't love it. It was ok, but I ultimately didn't love the colors or the fit on me.
Jean
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
May 11, 2014

This vibrant Rachel Roy dress matched my daughters' dresses for a lovely AZ outdoor wedding in May.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit perfectly, and has adjustable straps on the bronze liner (top). The cut and color were very flattering, and I got many compliments.
E.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
May 11, 2014

Nice quality and fit

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Nice material, fit well and was forgiving of the hips and tummy. I could wear a regular bra as well. I ordered a 12 to have options but the 10 fit very nicely so I didn't need it. The fabric had some give to it so it would be comfortable for several hours wear and sitting. I ended up in another dress, but this was a strong contender and I know it wouldn't be on any other woman at my event.
Susan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128 lbs
May 23, 2014

Rent the Runway is so much fun!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress is extremely comfortable and fits beautifully. The color is unique. I was pleasantly surprised that what looks like gold in the pictures is actually copper. Rent the Runway customer service is stellar.
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 174 lbs
Jul 2, 2014

it was pretty couldnt wear it

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
the zipper was broke =(
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 14, 2014

The color was perfect. Not too pink or orange. Perfect shade of coral

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit great. Snug In The stomach area so spanks are a must
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

Such a fun and cute dress- perfect for a night out!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I absolutely LOVED this dress and was so bummed when I had to send it back! It was a very flattering dress and light fabric. I wore it to a steakhouse in the city to celebrate turning 30 and got so many compliments on it. Would definitely rent it again!!
SHELBY
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Sep 12, 2014

The color was very pretty. But...

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this in a 10 and 12 the ten was too tight on the bottom but the top runs large and fit just right. I tried the 12 and the bottom fit, but the top was WAY too big. This dress would look much better on someone with an inverted triangle shape. Someone who is broader through the shoulders than they are in the hips.
Morgan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

Classy and Unique!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
More than one person told me it was their favorite dress they had seen at the wedding. My boyfriend loved it so much, 4 months later, he told me to rent it for the next wedding were attending!
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