RED Valentino

Olivina Dress

$125 rental
$895 retail
Stylist Notes

With a collar and scalloped hemline, this RED Valentino dress is charming. Try it with knee-high leather boots.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 36-48, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Short sleeves. Shirt collar neckline. Full skirt with side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 30” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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60 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(17)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
April 20, 2016
Knockout dress that earned compliments everywhere I went!
This has the 'wow' factor I was looking for in a party dress. I also wore it to work with a white skinny belt and got stopped over and over again with compliments. I love this dress and the generous pockets on the sides! Thanks, RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 8, 2016
This dress is SUPER cute!
It runs large, I ordered a 2 and it was a good 2 inches too big in the waist. You can see where it hits my long legs near the knees and on the model it is much shorter. It is also unlined which makes the seams on the boxy construction a little weird on the skin.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
January 19, 2016
I wanted to love this dress, but it was just too large.
If you are 5'2 or shorter this will not even be a mid-thigh length dress. I knew it would no way be a mini on me, but I didn't think it would be as long as it was. It was also too big in the waist. Overall it did not look good on me at all. I might try renting it again in the future, but going down a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 24, 2016
Super cute & comfy dress
Tons of compliments at work holiday party. Dress runs really large- I probably would have fit into a 2 and I normally take a 6. Comfortable even if you eat/drink a ton :) I wish I owned this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
January 27, 2016
RENT THIS DRESS!
SIZE DOWN!! This dress is amazing for fall/winter. it's thick, has pockets, and looks fantastic. it's perfect for work then transitions well to dinner. it's demure, but bold. i'm typically btwn a 2 and a 4 and based on reviews and availability, went for the IT38/US0. i'm not a small gal, but the 0 fit like a glove. i am sure a 2 wldve been fine, but having a close fit serves this well. it also has a bit of stretch so don't be afraid to size down. regular undergarments work just fine. do no hesitate to rent this dress!
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
January 31, 2016
I wore this dress for my engagement pictures. Love love the dress and now am a fan of renttherunway
I ordered the 10, because I am heavy up top, however ended up wearing the 8. The waist was a little wider than I anticipated but I paired the dress with a simple black belt and it worked out wonderfully. Would order one size smaller than your normal dress size. Also dress wasn't as short on me as the model on the site.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
February 7, 2016
Perfect for petites!
As a petite woman, I struggle with finding styles that fit me (short girls problems). Red Valentino is a great line for petites. I am a true 00P and the IT36 fit like a glove! This dress was perfect for my friends 40th bday party. Long girls beware: I am 5'2" and this dress was a little short on me.
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Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Age: 28
February 11, 2016
I wore it out to a much needed date night with my husband.. Great eating dress ;)
Cute just runs large.. If you have a small waist but bigger bust I would recommend getting one size smaller and if you don't I would get two sizes smaller. Pairs well with the studded Valentino's!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
February 25, 2016
Feminine and Fun!
I felt too cute in this dress! The fabric is a nice heavy weight and is the perfect mini dress for a petite. It does run a little larger so I would size down-it feels a little bigger than other Red Valentino dresses. The sleeve "poof" is so feminine and has a great structure to them. I got so many compliments on this one!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 28, 2016
Cute Dress!
This was a really really cute dress, that I unfortunately never got to wear. I wanted to review it because I ordered down based on other reviews and it was TINY!! I'm 5'8", so I maybe that is what makes my review different...I normally don't have problems with that, but the 40, which they equated to a size 2, was soooo short and the waist came up to right under my boobs. Also it was really tight in the shoulders/chest and so I kind of felt very "sexy french maid". Anyways, I think you can order your regular size in the dress. I am usually a 4 and I would try to reorder this in my size.
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 16, 2016
I love this dress. It's sweet but quirky, and so very unique.
The material is stiff, but good. It look expensive. It's fairly comfortable.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
March 7, 2016
I ended up not wearing the dress as it was several sizes to big.
I usually wear a size 8 or 10 depending on the designer. This dress ran large and a size 6 would have been a better fit. Dress was made of thick material, which made the fit or the dress even more important.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
48
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 15, 2016
Not scaled for bigger ladies
I usually wear a size 8-10 and got the largest size because I was nervous about the designer label. The fit was... odd. It feels like this dress wasn't recut from the size 0 dress pattern, so it was strangely loose in the waist and tight in the hips. What should have been a flattering silhouette felt strange on my curvy body. I wouldn't recommend it for a woman who typically goes for this fit & flare silhouette as flattering. the waist and stomach area were very loose - as in I could have gone down a size or two. The thigh/hip area was snug.. I got away with wearing it, but couldn't have sized down. Not worth the high price tag in the bigger size. I'm sure it's stunning on smaller sized ladies. Sadly I think this is a case of a designer that didn't take the time to think about the difference in the body shape of a person who wears a 0 and a 10... it's the exact shape dress for both sizes.. so you're getting a tube either way. If you've got no curves, that's great! But if your 10 comes with curves that you want to show off, you're going to want to pick a designer that recognizes and designs clothes to flatter them!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 2, 2016
Classy
Perfect dress for that classy Audrey Hepburn look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
April 6, 2016
Striking color, can be prepped up or prepped down, tight around neck area
Perfect length, great detail around the hem. Very little stretch in the neck and waist area, although loosens out a bit in the lower belly portion.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
April 11, 2016
Super cute but runs really big
This dress is sooo cute but it runs big, I would recommend getting two sizes smaller than your regular size, I got one size smaller and that was also too big! the dress is super cute!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133lbs
January 28, 2016
Got so many compliments from wearing this. Comfy and hides my gut! Love it.
Versatile, comfy and cute. It's very structured so it hides the places I don't want people to see and it has an amazing silhouette.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
February 6, 2016
Dress was perfect.
Runs a bit large, but amazing material and super flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 1, 2016
So chic- perfect for day to night. Usually not a fan of high collars but this was adorable!
I ordered a 46 and my normal dress size is usually about an 8. This style ran quite large and felt more like a "shift" on my waist and didn't cinch properly. I added an elastic belt and a lot of people actually thought it was part of the dress. I would suggest sizing down if you have a tinier waist.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
January 12, 2016
--
The dress is super cute and I got a world of compliments on it! It was a bit big in the waist but fit well everywhere else. The odd part of the dress is that the waist seam (inside the dress) sticks out (instead of being a flat seam), which pushes the dress further from your body, causing less accentuation of your true waistline. Despite that it could have been more flattering, it was still extremely flattering and very cute!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 32
April 15, 2016
Very Cute!
This fits like a dream. The fabric is nice and thick, and the details are beyond cute.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
May 3, 2016
This dress is enormous.
It was an unlimited rental. I put it on and then sent it right back. I'm a D cup and I had so much room. Definitely size down, 2 sizes even. Even though I had more than enough room in the chest area, the fit wasn't flattering. Since it's a high collar, I just don't think it would have been flattering. My intent was to wear this for work.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 5, 2016
Chic & Ladylike for My Engagement Photos!
I rented this dress for my Chicago engagement photos. I paired it with over-the-knee boots to add a little fashion edge to the otherwise sweet and ladylike style. My fiance absolutely loved this dress and my outfit; he couldn't stop gushing about it. I loved it too but would have loved it more in a smaller size. This dress definitely RUNS LARGE. I'm typically a size 6 in dresses, sometimes an 8 if the brand runs small. Considering this dress' sizing is European, I played it safe and ordered 44 (= US 6) and 46 (= US 8). The 44 was loose overall, and it was most noticeable in the neck and waist. I wish I had gotten a size 42 (= US 4) instead, because I likely would have worn it. I didn't even try on the 46 because it would have been huge. I'm an hourglass/pear shape with a small waist and the dress was pretty loose in the waist and not as fitted/tailored in the bodice and waist as I would have liked. In some photos, I look thicker in the middle than I am because of the loose fit (you can see the looseness in my second photo). Previous renters mentioned the dress was too short, but it wasn't for me: It hit mid-thigh, which was perfect with my tall boots. Ultimately despite the looser fit, I loved the style of the dress and how comfortable it was (the fabric is thick but breathable). It was exactly what I wanted for my photos. I got lots of compliments! This dress can be really versatile for a variety of occasions based on how you style it, too. My order arrived on time and packaged beautifully in a high-quality garment bag. Both dresses were freshly cleaned and pressed. My only complaint about the condition of the dress is that fabric on the collar of the dress I wore was starting to separate, so from some angles it looked as if fabric was hanging down. Thankfully it didn't show in my photos. Overall: This is an amazing dress that I would definitely recommend -- just order a size down!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 7, 2016
Cute, fun
Fit well, got compliments, perfect sizing
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
May 13, 2016
Super cute!
Definitely a fun and youthful look. Fabric is neoprene so it falls very nice on the frame and actually is runs larger and has give like a wetsuit so I feel you can size down. I didn't and so waist was a little billowy but still looked polished . It is a bit short so I would wear to work with opaque tights.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 18, 2016
good for work - to blah for a date
I did't wear it. The material is thick and kind of spongy. Even though it fit, it kind of neutralized what little curves I possess. I felt like little orphan annie or something. Totally fine for work but I needed a date dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
May 18, 2016
Fun, Flexible Use Dress - Loved it!
I loved this dress! Super easy to wear, comfortable and fun. I had it on Unlimited and wore it to a few different dinners while on vacation and also to a charity luncheon. It has a fitted waist but is flowy over the hips so it's comfortable to wear. I'm 5'2" so it was not overly short on me (unlike the model) and hit at my lower thigh. It's very heavy material, so it would not be good for a hot or warm environment.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
June 9, 2016
People complimented me on this all day. Especially guys.
I liked this dress enough to rent it, but I didn't realize how special it was until I wore it. People complimented it all day. I will definitely rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 15, 2016
Beautiful, inventive dress
This dress runs quite big. I read some of the other reviews and opted for a size up (normally 2-4), and that was a mistake. I was swimming in the 42, and probably could have used a 38. Nevertheless, the dress was gorgeous pared with black tights and boots for winter. I loved the collar and white scalloped bottom hem! Heavy fabric, A-line fit (which is why you should size to your waist).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 26
June 15, 2016
Adorable dress
I received a lot of compliments on this dress! The fit is great and the dress is super cute!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 21, 2016
Adorable dress, just didn't work for me.
I love this dress and I REALLY wanted to wear it. I rented it for a work trip to India but it just didn't look right. The waist is a little "blousey" and it poofed out making my mid section look big. But on someone a little taller and leaner, I bet it would look awesome but I am 5'6'' 145lbs....maybe when I lose 10 more lbs I can wear it! It is also a tad too short for my office....but I LOVE this style....I mean it's Valentino!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 14, 2016
So classic
The material on this dress is thick so it made it a bit warm to wear in the summer but such high quality. It did run a bit big especially in the waist, so I pinned it to give more of a fitted look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
August 11, 2016
My Boyfriend Said I looked Like a School Girl.. but I loved it.
I wore this dress and received countless Wednesday Adams comparisons, but I've never felt cuter. I normally wear between a 6 and an 8, but got a 4 in this dress because of reading other reviews. It definitely fit, but the 6 probably would have fit better. Overall, I felt adorable in this dress and I've never gotten so many likes on an instagram post before! (lol)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
48
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
August 28, 2016
Fashion forward
Loved this dress! Has pockets, fit great, and you just feel good wearing it :) fit true to size and I was able to wear it in July and not feel hot...although I wouldn't wear outside in summer bc it is a heavy fabric
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 15, 2016
Order one size down
Great classic looking dress. I normally wear a 2 but ordered a 38 (US 0) based on reviews and I'm glad I did. Not very much give to the fabric, so keep that in mind if you are super concerned that one size down will be too tight
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 21, 2016
Adorable and sweet...just like me!
Material is thick and doesn't move easily.
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Other
October 12, 2016
Fashion forward, flattering, and quality material!
The material is made of good quality. The length of the dress hit just above my knees.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 31, 2016
A great simple high quality dress for work and events -- got so many compliments
Fit great and good fabric quality. It is short, but at 5'3 that was fine. The pockets were a great plus
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 121lbs
November 1, 2016
It was a darling dress to wear to the office with tights and chic ponytail!
Really fantastic thick fabric that works for Fall and Winter. I wore it with black tights, pearl earrings, and black patent stiletto maryjanes. However, the white on the dress is not as crisp as it once was, still wearable but wouldn't pass for new. Girls with a large bust or arms should be warned as those are the areas it runs small in. Perfect dress for work that could go out to dinner after.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
November 14, 2016
Luxe look - cute but powerful
Liked this look overall but dress was too short for my comfort without wearing tights, and I'm short. I loved the pockets. Collar is unfinished (like a cut neoprene) and I wish it was constructed a bit differently. But a unique look appropriate for day into night.
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