RED Valentino

Runaway Bow Tie Dress

$35 rental
$695 retail

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Stylist Notes

How can you not fall in love this RED Valentino dress? We sure have! The bow shoulder details make it a delightful choice. Keep accessories plain and simple to let the gorgeous structure stand out.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black Faille (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with bow detail at shoulders. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined bodice. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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183 reviews
Fit
Large
(77)
True to Size
(63)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Weight: 158lbs
November 9, 2016
Simple classic black dress
It was great if you are newly pregnant, which I was at the time because it hides your little belly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 4, 2016
Great Dress for a Bachelorette Party!
Its a little snug in the top. I'm a 32 DD and it was very snug across the chest. I loved the shape of the dress. The bows on the shoulders required fashion tape but all in all a great little dress.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 106lbs
September 3, 2016
Very Sex & The City!
This dress ran true to size for me and made me feel amazing! The only thing that could've made the dress better is pockets! I got so many compliments and truly wish I could've kept the dress! This was my first RTR experience and it couldn't have been better!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
August 2, 2016
So flattering
Heavy material but such a flattering dress. Hits all the right spots on the waist and then flares.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 7, 2016
Super cute dress!
I actually rented this dress for a bachelorette party in Vegas. It ended up being a little to conservative so I didn't wear it out. I would definitely rent again for a cocktail party or similar event! It fit me perfectly, but could be a little on the short side for taller girls. The material is thick and comfortable.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
July 1, 2016
The wedding was beautiful.
The skirt portion of the dress was really poofy so it made my but look a little bigger than I feel it is. :) Other than that, the top part fit perfectly.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
June 13, 2016
Cute dress, tight chest with loose waist
After pouring through reviews, I ordered a 4 in this dress. I was worried about the waist fitting too loosely, so this was a size down. The 6 was unavailable, so the 4 had to work. The 4 zipped if I had no bra on. Everything else fit great, but I really didn't want a flat looking chest, so I had to get a different dress.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
May 22, 2016
Many compliments!
Great fit..very comfortable
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
May 16, 2016
This dress was my favorite rent so far! It was so comfortable and easy to move in!
The reviews are definitely right about sizing down. I usually wear a size 2 and ordered the size 2 and size 0. The 2 would have worked but it looks much better a little snug. It was the perfect length and so comfortable! I would recommend this dress to anyone!!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 12, 2016
Super cute & comfy dress!
I usually wear size 2 for dresses to have room to breathe even though I am typically 0. However, this dress was a little too loose. The fabric is great quality and I received compliments all night- plus I was super comfortable (deal breaker). Loved how it looked, just wish they had the smaller size available when I ordered. That's what I get for ordering 2 days before the wedding though! The customer service is great and they definitely helped my stress of what to wear by expediting my order.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
May 10, 2016
Great LBD
This dress was adorable and flattering! Definitely runs large. I have a smaller chest but there was definitely a lot of extra room in that area even though I sized down. Love the bows on the shoulders! I wore a black tulle skirt underneath to make the skirt a little more full! Loved it!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107lbs
May 5, 2016
Classic dress!
I loved this dress! I am 5' and wore a size 0. It was perfect for my engagement photos. It fit true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 17, 2016
Small in arm pits
Tons of compliments
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 7, 2016
Felt like a princess with the fit of this dress!
I wore this dress to a wedding that wasn't black tie, but was considered to be very formal (dark suit), this dress was perfect for that! After reading reviews I saw that it ran a little bit large and I am usually a 4 but my chest is a little large so I was nervous. I ordered a 2 and a 4 and both fit awesome! The only reason I went with wearing the 2 is because where it cinches in the middle is a little loose (the style of the dress) and I wanted it to be a little more fitted. Overall great dress, got a lot of compliments!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Age: 23
March 1, 2016
This dress was sweet and beautiful
This dress was sweet and perfect for the occasion. I wore it to a very nice dinner in Las Vegas and it was perfectly appropriate. I usually wear in between a 4-6. Many reviews said the dress ran large- v. Large so I got a 4 and a 6. I am glad I got the sizes I did. Ultimately, I wore the 4 but it was tight in the chest. I have a large upper back/shoulders (swimmer body) and it was tight in the waist and arm holes. If you have a more boxy shape be aware of that. Otherwise, the length was great, it photographed nicely and I was very happy with the dress
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 9, 2016
Loved the full skirt and bow detailing on the shoulders!
Runs a bit big. I ordered a 2 but a 0 might have fit better in the waist if it were available. No worries - I just added a skinny gold belt and the outfit was complete!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
January 28, 2016
I rented this dress for my daughters Cotillion. I love how RTR has such a large selection on dresses
The dress fit perfectly. My 12 is very tall for her age being 5'6 and I was worried about the length but it was just right on her long legs! The bows on the shoulders just added an extra perk to this little black dress! Wish we could add this to her closet!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
January 16, 2016
Very flattering!
I hated this dress when I took it out of the box. It is that "swishy" material that's almost like track pants. The 4 was a little loose on me and given the option I probably would have done the 2 so I wore a super padded bra to make it look less baggy. I got tons of compliments and the material looked much better on!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 14, 2016
Wish I could've worn it, it's BEAUTIFUL!
I really wanted this dress, so when the 4 wasn't available, I decided I'd try the 6. I shouldve listened to other reviewers! I couldn't probably worn the 2- it was extremely large. I even tried a belt but it still was way too big. It's ADORABLE!! I wish it would have fit. I definitely recommend it, even though I couldn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 17, 2015
Great dress for an event!!
Great dress. Super comfy with a little room, it was still flattering. Got a lot of compliments throughout the night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 5, 2015
A little too long for someone 5'1
I loved the fabric of this dress. The bows on the shoulder were my favorite part. It was such a cute touch. The only problem was that it fell at an awkward length on me (I'm only 5'1) It hit right in the middle of my knees, even with heels on. I would definitely recommend this dress to someone taller.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 15, 2015
Great dress!
This was a beautiful, classic, tasteful dress, perfect for any formal occasion. Fit was true to size and felt spectacular. Definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
November 6, 2015
Cute LBD
I was very worried that this dress was going to be too big. Fortunately, it wasn't too bad. It was slightly large, but not as bad as I feared from some of the reviews. I'm also pregnant (and in that weird "fat phase") and we haven't told everyone so it was perfect for this.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 2, 2015
This dress was perfect!
I ordered a 2 & 4 because I'm generally in between sizes. I loved this dress! The bows were simple and elegant. The bottom skirt part of the dress was poofy, but that's the look I was going for. I would rent this dress again!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
October 28, 2015
Great Dress!
I ordered a size 0 and 2 and ended up wearing the 0 to an early October wedding. Overall the dress runs small - Not sure how but the size 2 wasn't even close to zipping but the zero fit? I really wish the two had been true to size as the zero was a bit tight. Overall, the dress was really fun with the full skirt only reco would be to order a back up size!
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 21, 2015
They have amazing dresses and will use them again soon :))
The dress runs a bit on the larger size. I should have ordered an 8. It still fit. I might order again for another wedding just in my size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 116lbs
October 4, 2015
I really liked this one!
I really liked this dress! Big different between the 2 and the 4 in the bust. I felt the poofy-ness maybe wasn't the most flattering style for me, but it was very appropriate for a traditional Catholic wedding.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
September 27, 2015
Beautiful, Age-Appropriate dress for first Homecoming
The dress fit beautifully (though there was a little extra room in the bust). The skirt was the perfect length and we loved how much volume it had. So happy we chose this - my daughter stood out with this simple, classy dress that was totally different than any of her friends wore!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
September 27, 2015
This dress fit perfectly! It was timeless & sexy. I loved it.
It fit perfectly and flared out just above my knee.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 15, 2015
Runs Large
This was such a beautiful dress and if I owned it and tailored it then it would be perfect! Unfortunately, the waist and armholes were loose. I kept checking to make sure my bra wasn't showing throughout the night, which usually isn't an issue for me since dresses usually fit tight through my bust (I'm a 34D). Otherwise the dress was beautiful!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 14, 2015
This dress was perfect for a wedding. Simple and classic.
This dress fit me perfectly! Being petite I have problems with the waist hitting me at my natural waist. This dress hit me in all the right places.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 31, 2015
I wore this to a bachelorette party. The fit was comfortable and adorable.
The fit was spectacular. I usually wear a 2 and was not disappointed by the sizing! I'm quite short, so length is a huge thing for me. This dress sat just above my knees. The bows on the shoulders really make this dress exquisite. They did not flop around or look awkward at any point of the evening. This is a perfect dress for any night out in which you would like to be just a bit more fancy than usual.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 28, 2015
Fun to twirl in!
Comfortable, convertible yet tons of fun! Recommend.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 15, 2015
This dress was so fun to wear and I received compliments on it all night!
The top was tight fitting to just below my bra line and the fabric does show bumps from underneath so be sure to wear a smooth bra. The material for the Aline flair is stiff so be careful when standing up. That being said I had so much fun wearing this dress! Another RTR success!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
August 7, 2015
Gorgeous!!
By far one of my favorite dresses! The only complaint is that the arm holes were a bit snug.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
August 5, 2015
I got so many compliments and the full skirt is so fun!
This dress was so comfortable and fit perfectly. It was dressy, but not over the top. Just make sure you have access to a steamer or a really hot shower because the fabric easily wrinkles. I got so many compliments and was sad to send it back!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
August 3, 2015
Danced all night..
The dress was super adorable, super comfy and fit great. It was so nice to wear a dress (with a normal bra) where I wasn't worried about straps and I wasn't dying to get out of it by the end of the night. I got lots of compliments and would not hesitate to rent again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
July 30, 2015
First time using Rent the Runway - I am hooked!!!
Paired it with a belt since the chest on the size 4 was a little tight with my 34DDDs. The size 6 was a little loose but it worked really nicely with a belt. Material was high quality and very comfortable. I received many compliments.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
July 27, 2015
Runs large; fabric looked and felt cheap
I am surprised that this dress has such stellar reviews. Maybe the dress I received had just been worn too frequently, but there was some fading around the seams and it arrived incredibly wrinkled. The fabric felt cheap to me, and the bows on the shoulders also refused to lay flat. The dress definitely ran large, especially on top, so I would not recommend this for women with a smaller chest. The skirt was too full for my liking. My alternate size arrived either late or damaged before my shipment was sent, and so I was allowed to pick alternate dresses of any value, and I was extremely grateful that happened because I would not have been happy with this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
July 25, 2015
Wore this dress to a dining out. Got compliments all night long!
This dress runs VERY large. Normally I wear a six or an eight and had to wear the 4 because the six swam on me. The dress was clean and well maintained, but you can tell it has definitely been a popular rental. As always, love rtr and a great experience again!
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