Rachel Roy

Swing It Dress

$35 rental
$368 retail
Stylist Notes

Look ravishing in this red dress by Rachel Roy. Heads will turn as you walk into the cocktail party! Pair with sculptural gold accessories like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Mod Squared Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red crepe (100% polyester). Strapless. Crew neckline with hook closure detail at right shoulder. A-line skirt with tulip hem. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 37” from shoulder to shortest part of hem, 41” from shoulder to longest part of hem. Imported.

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105 reviews
Fit
Large
(9)
True to Size
(58)
Small
(18)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126lbs
May 19, 2013
Fun Dress
This was a great dress for a dinner and opening night at the theatre. Overall a pretty basic dress but the neckline and and pleating on the skirt keep it interesting. The hips were slightly tight at first but fine with spanx. The bust fit perfectly but I'm pretty small chested,larger women will definitely want to size up. With a blazer this would be a great work dress that transitions easily to a night out, I was sad to send it back.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
July 12, 2013
True to size, very flattering
I loved the top of this dress, and the fit and flare bottom is very flattering. But like someone mentioned, I also needed spanx with it. But its a fabulous LRD (little red dress!)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
July 29, 2013
Dress was a bit small so didn't end up wearing it.
Ordered a 2 but should have ordered a 4. 2 was just a bit too snug all over and didn't fit quite right.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 182lbs
August 28, 2013
Not a fan
I ordered this dress for my engagement party and ended up wearing the back up dress and loving it so much more. It was really large up top and smaller on the bottom. If It was mine and I could alter it, I would have loved it, but with such a large top it just was not flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
September 12, 2013
My husband loved this dress!
This came as part of my Rent the Runway At Home Trial. Like most men, my husband loved this dress (go figure, a red dress). The fit was nice and pretty flattering. The length was good for me (being 5'10). This would be nice for a wedding or date.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
October 16, 2013
Flattering cut, great color, fun party dress!
Was between sizes and went up one because the arm holes are low and I didn't want them to cut in an unflattering way.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 20, 2013
I got this dress as a back up for another dress I ordered. It ran very small!
This dress is not for busty women! I felt like it was tight all over, no matter what I did.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Pear
October 22, 2013
Everything was perfect!
I was unsure this dress would be the right fit for me, I have a narrow top and very wide hips. So usually dresses that are tighter, a 6 will fit my hips but be really loose on top or a 4 won't go over my hips while the top fits. After chatting with a stylist online about my dimensions, I went with the 4 and 6. I ended up wearing the 4 - it fit perfectly! The 6 fit well too, a little more loose. I can't wait to use Rent the Runway again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 31, 2013
Beautiful color! Makes huge statement & impact when entering the room!
Beautiful construction, of course. A bit of fabric distortion at bust, didn't wear necklace, jewelry was sparkly bracelets and earrings. Perfect fit on athletic shoulders, a bit loose at waist, very comfortable.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
November 26, 2013
I was the only one in red!
I wore this dress to a winter wedding and got tons of compliments! It fit kind of strange -- big in the top and small in the hips (I usually have the opposite problem), but I went with the bigger size and kept my arms down most of the night. I would definitely rent it again, it looked great and was really comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 139lbs
December 5, 2013
Sexy and Sophisticated
Loved this. Slimming as well. Even for big busts the neckline worked. I didn't end up wearing this one because another style worked better but I'll rent this one again. NYE anyone?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
December 11, 2013
This dress was great!
I have an athletic body so its always a worry that the dress will be too tight in certain areas. It fell perfectly and was perfect for a wedding, simple but chic! Loved it
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 23, 2013
Perfect RED Hollywood holiday party dress!
This dress was perfect for the Hollywood holiday party I attended. I ordered the 10 and 12 and wore the 12. The type of bra I had to wear with it was tricky because of the cut of the arm holes, but a strapless one ended up working. The color was beautiful and the cut of the dress was different enough for people to take notice.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 6, 2014
Comfortable and flattering dress for special evening with friends!
Dress was very comfortable- both in terms of material and fit. A little bit on the larger size and not too tight or form fitting. Also its a GREAT color (vibrant and bold) - received many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 8, 2014
Pop of color in the crowd!
This dress fits true to size and the material is very comfortable to wear! After wearing the dress for a few hours, the interesting cut of the top did become uncomfortable around my athletic-sized shoulders, but nothing to really complain about. Perfect length and cut for a spring/summer wedding or event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 15, 2014
Did not wear
I sized up for my bust based on other reviews. The 6 did sort of fit on my bust but it wasn't anything close to flattering on my lower half unfortunately. Folds hot weird places and it was weird to me that one strap has a visible hook and eye closure. Did not wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157lbs
June 16, 2014
Has a unique cut around the arms/chest that makes if feel special while the length is classy
Fit true to size and complimented my curves. The length and high neck may look modest in the photo but the cut around the chest/arms is deeper than usual making it very sexy without revealing too much. It was perfect for the occasion and now I want to check out the designer's other dresses to see if they may have a similar cut!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
July 2, 2014
Looks good from the waist up
The overall fit was fine, and it looks great from the waist up, but since I am pear shaped, the draping across the hips made me look extra wide there. I would only recommend it for less curvy women.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
July 20, 2014
Perfect combination of fun and sophisticated!
I received many compliments on this dress. I thought it ran a little big. All of the dresses I own are either a size 2 or 4 but the 2 was too large. RTR overnight-ed me a smaller size and it fit perfectly! I was so happy with the fit, the vibrant red color, and the overall comfort of the dress. This was my first experience with RTR and I will be using them again!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
July 23, 2014
Classy, beautiful and comfortable dress!
Wore this to a "black-tie-optional" event. Felt great, looked great too.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
July 31, 2014
Fun dress. Simple and elegant.
I wore this to my cousin's bachelorette party, and it was great. I initially was going to order the 8 and 10 because my measurements are between those two sizes generally, but I am a very true pear and the 6 fit me great. Definitely size down if you are smaller on top! There is ample room in the skirt for full hips. I'm 5'8" and the dress hit me just above the knee in front, so it's a good length. Overall great dress. I didn't love the stitching across the front of the skirt so I'm glad I didn't buy it, but it did the job for this event! Thanks RTR, I'm a convert!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
August 11, 2014
This was my birthday party and I was going to stand out.
I love the cut of the shoulders on this dress and I made sure to go to the gym in the weeks before I planned to wear it. I never wear red. I wanted to surprise everyone and I did. One friend told me I should keep the dress. You could see me in all the group shots. I would definitely rent this one again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 144lbs
August 25, 2014
Great color and fit!
I loved the color and the dress was very true to size. I also rented the neckalce, and loved it! My only problem was the dress seemed to be a bit worn out, and the seem was a little frayed. But no one noticed, and it was comfortable for a night of dancing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 4, 2014
Great fitting dress.
Runs a little large in the chest, esp. if you have a small one like me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 10, 2014
Even compliments from the venue staff!
It was a beautifully made dress. My boyfriend loved it and I felt beautiful from all the compliments. I would def rent it again and I wish I could have kept it. I wore strappy black pumps, gold earrings and bracelets. It doesn't need a necklace.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 22, 2014
Pretty color, snug on chest
The 4 was a little snug around the chest. I thought from the pictures that this dress was fairly casual, but it was actually more formal (because of the fabric) than I expected. It was pretty, but I felt like it was tight in unexpected places. The red is really beautiful in person, but I wouldn't rent again and probably wouldn't have worn it if I had another option on hand.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 26, 2014
Perfect for work event!
This dress was perfect for the occasion! I wanted a dress conservative enough for a work event, but still stood out in the crowd. As host of the event I needed to be easily spotted and this did the trick. My alternate size was out of stock so I was lucky this ran true to size and fit great. Fitted but plenty of room to love around in. I got a lot of compliments too. Overall I was very happy with my rental!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
October 6, 2014
Super comfortable!
Super comfortable, and a cool shape to the dress. There is some weird construction around the waist that bunches up a little, but it's not too big of a deal. The hem is slightly asymmetric which is pretty cool too. Overall great dress, and got a few compliments too.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
August 9, 2014
Conservative but eye catching
I rented this dress for a work charity function and it was perfect. The cut flatters the body but isn't revealing or too sexy. I could have worn the smaller size but the midsection on both dresses was snug so I went with the larger. In terms of length, it hit just above my knees. The crepe fabric is pretty forgiving and this could easily be dressed up or down. Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 12, 2014
The color on the dress was great and the neckline was fun and unique. Stood out from the lbds.
I wore this dress to a wedding I attended one month after the birth of my son. The dress was very comfortable, as in not too tight, and the fabric was a little heavier, which was perfect for a fall wedding in upstate New York.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 16, 2014
All the compliments on such a great dress!
Wore this after my sister's wedding, to the after party. Such a great dress. Was thicker material than I was expecting, which was nice.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 20, 2014
Great dress and necklace!
This was my first time using Renttherunway and it was a great experience. I got many compliments from strangers as well as close friends, one of which said I looked like a movie star. I have another wedding to go to in 2 weeks and can't wait to rent through them again. I rented this dress and I also rented the necklace with it as a statement piece. These two look great together and I highly recommend this dress. The only issue I had was that the dress bunched in the middle ever once in a while.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
October 25, 2014
Standout color
Dress fit well and I loved the color. Agree with others about the top - right was cut narrower than left side. It was a cool evening so I wore a bolero with an antique pin. Length also good for me which is sometimes a problem since I am petite. Would rent it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 22, 2014
LOVE!
I wore this dress for a work function and I received non-stop compliments the entire night. Great length to be conservative for work but flirty on top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
December 16, 2014
Great holiday party dress
I rented this for my husbands work holiday party. I ordered a 6 & 8 but the 6 was not available. I wish it was because I loved this dress but the 8 was a little too big- I ended up belting it and wearing a padded bra to try to fill it in! It was SO comfortable and I would love to rent it again in the right size!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Weight: 163lbs
January 6, 2015
Perfect fit!
I loved the fit and silhouette of this dress. The neckline was one of my favorites. Definitely a must rent!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 15, 2015
Pretty dress
The dress fit a little tight in the chest but other than that it was very pretty. The cut was classy and the color was beautiful. I wore it to a fancy dinner and a play on Valentine's day. My previous dress did not fit but RTR overnighted me this one which was great service! I paired it with gold and black necklace, blank onyx earring and black heels. I also wore a black cardigan with it.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 18, 2015
I rented this for a Valentine's Day party at a club, I got so many comments on the dress!
The fit was amazing! It thinned me out in the right places and added curves I don't have. The material was absolutely comfortable, it was thicker material but that made it perfect for a 60 degree evening. I am 5'7" and the skirt ended right above my knees, so it was perfect length! I can't wait to rent another dress again! Thanks Rent the Runway!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 19, 2015
great color
Customer service was awesome, as always! This dress was such a good time to wear. Very simple and classic, but with an interesting neckline and skirt. I have fairly "athletic" shoulders and this really showcased them. If you have issues with your arms, I wouldn't suggest. It also is fairly tight, so I would size up for the backup dress. *Definitely a strapless bra kind of dress. I typically don't wear a lot of color, so this was fun for Valentine's Day at the symphony with my husband :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 17, 2015
Awkward fit
Great color. But it did not fit me - tight in the waist and hips and accentuated my stomach which I did not expect for a fit and flare dress. It would probably work better for a less curvy silhouette.
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