RED Valentino

Runaway Bow Tie Dress

$188 to buy
$695 retail
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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184 reviews
Fit
Large
(77)
True to Size
(63)
Small
(11)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
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!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 116lbs
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:
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: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
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:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
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:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
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:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
May 22, 2016
Many compliments!
Great fit..very comfortable
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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:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
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:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
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:
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
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 13, 2017
One of the most comfortable dresses I have ever worn. Perfect fit!
Perfect fit, comfortable, and compliments all night! Would definitely rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
December 2, 2013
*Stylist Review
SUCH a cute dress! Unfortunately it runs very large. I am normally a solid 6, and I could have definitely worn a Size 4. I loved the full skirt and the dress was so comfy! Just make sure to size down!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
December 18, 2013
beautiful on
This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The bottom has a flair to it that sits away from your body and legs. The dress fits true to size. We had a Christmas party to go to and I wore it, it was beautiful and I got compliments all night. Only problem was the party was outside and it was a little windy, didn't help the skirt sat so far away from my body. : )
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 163lbs
January 13, 2014
I’m an 8 and 10 was too big!
RTR sent me two consolation dresses since my original choice (Go Ornate Dress) had a small tear. This was a cute dress, but they only had a 10 so I took it. I have a little black dress in my closet for cocktails parties that look better on me than this one, but I wore it anyway because I love how the skirt is slightly puffy and it was “new.” If you have a larger bust this is a great dress if you get the right size. It shows off your legs and is comfortable up top!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 26, 2014
beautiful dress
This looks better in the pic. I did not wear it since I was advised to order a size dow, I orderd a size 2 and could not even zip it up. If I order this in the future, I will definitely order a size 4
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 31, 2014
In love with this dress, flattering fit
Flattering fit, looks great belted, one of my favorite RTR rentals to date!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 17, 2014
Loved it.
Loved this dress! I received many compliments and felt beautiful. I'm shorter and it was a perfect length and style. I usually wear a size 4 or 2 petite at Ann Taylor or the Loft. I sized down after reading the reviews and the 2 fit me like a glove. This was my first RTR experience and I will be doing it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
February 27, 2014
Stunning, but a little big.
My client wore this for a photo shoot & we both fell in love with it! It was a little big, so it might be a good idea to rent your second size a size down. It has a classic, Audrey Hepburn look to it - and who wouldn't want that! I had actually rented a different dress, but RTR contacted me two days before saying that the dress I had originally rented was damaged by the previous renter, so they sent me TWO dresses that were most similar to the dress I had wanted. Customer service at Rent the Runway is top notch!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 3, 2014
The amount of compliments I got on my outfit.
The dress runs large, but it is absolutely stunning on. It will just like the model on you, if you get the correct size. I ordered the 6 and the 8 initially and had to send them back- I typically wear a 6. RTR overnighted me the 2 and the 4 and I ended up wearing the 2. I got so many compliments on the dress. It is absolutely beautiful. I so have a larger bust so it did flatten them out a bit, but the 4 was too large for me, so I had to deal with it.
HeatherApril 22, 2014
looks great!! ;)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
March 11, 2014
Simple and feminine
I really felt very comfortable in this dress. It was a bit large in the waist and the skirt consumed my short frame, but overall I did like the dress. If you're fuller in the hips/legs or taller, I think it'd be great for your body type! I am 5'2" and thought the skirt was just a little too big.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 16, 2014
not the dress
Was loose around the waist and closer to tea length than expected.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
March 23, 2014
Compliments from fashion professionals.
This dress fits EXACTLY like what it is on the model. Fitted on the bust/bodice and it has a very puffy full skirt. I attended a fashion event in this dress, it's comfortable and very flattering on hourglass body. Looks even better with an embellished belt.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 21, 2014
Fun dress with volume!
This was exactly what I was looking for -- a black fit and flare dress with volume -- and it was perfect! As others have said, it does run large. I went a size down and it was fine, so I highly recommend ordering smaller than larger. The bows kept sticking up, but I steamed them, which helped. This is a great dress if you want an LBD that isn't super tight and moves so you can dance!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 27, 2014
Absolutely precious on!
Absolutely perfect!! I am short, 5"2 and the dress was the perfect length! Super cute, very appropriate! I have a big chest 34D so I wore the 4 And was able to wear a bra under to make the fit perfect! The 2 was to tight in the Armstrong and chest. For this dress try to fit your top only, your bottom doesn't matter because of the big skirt. This was my first experience and I will DEF be renting again!! So easy!! So perfect!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 4, 2014
Did not want to take this dress off!
Wore this dress to a black tie gala. The dress runs big, a size 4 would have been a better fit but the size was unavailable. The bows on the sleeves were the perfect little detail that I did not want overshadowed by jewelry and just wore simple pearl earnings and black pumps. Will definitely rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
May 7, 2014
This is a darling multifunctional dress for brunch, wedding or date night.
The only con I could think of is the bottom of the dress is much larger than pictured on the model (it puffs out much more than photographed). I rented it to wear to brunch and walk around town - BUT it looks much dressier in person!! As you can see, I wore flats and denim jacket to give it more of a casual look. Sorry, I forgot to take pics without. Upon its arrival, you may need to steam it. The dress is shipped folded in half. Because of the material, it will probably be wrinkly, so don't rent the day of your event hoping to put it on right away. Not a deal breaker, but I wanted to note it. There is a subtle sexiness to this dress which I would defiantly recommend if you want to stand out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 166lbs
May 12, 2014
N/A
This dress was pretty but not very flattering for my body type. It was also very puffy. Out of all the times I've rented from RTR this has been the only one I've not been 100% satisfied with but I will continue to rent from them!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
May 13, 2014
Many compliments and comfort!
The fit was true to size. I typically wear 0-2. It was perfect length considering I'm petite. Very flirty and adorable dress. I wore it with a jcrew necklace and satin floral banana republic pumps.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
May 20, 2014
Wedding
Overall, I was very pleased with this dress. I usually wear a 0/2 but I ordered the 2 and the 4 because other reviews said it ran large. The 2 fit perfectly and the 4 was HUGE! I have a large bust so I usually have to get dresses to fit that part of my body first, but it was a little large in the waist so if you have a smaller chest, I would suggest sizing down. The skirt is much more "poofy" than it looks on the model, so I wore a sparkly statement necklace to take some attention away from the skirt and it was perfect! I would definitely recommend this dress!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
May 20, 2014
My husband's boss's wife said, "you always have such wonderful style."
The 2 fit well except was a bit large where my chest was concerned. A common problem with me. But the flare was fantastic, and I felt great in this dress. The length was perfect - I assumed it would be too long but it was 1.5 - 2 inches above my knees. Would definitely rent this dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 23, 2014
Rented 3, this was my least favorite :(
This dress is very pretty, but I did not end up wearing it because it was WAY TO BIG! I am normally a 6, so I rented the 6 but it was very large. It was not that flattering on my body because it didn't hug my curves. Its a very "Breakfast at Tiffany's" style dress and the fabric is beautiful, but it just didn't work for me!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 25, 2014
Sized awfully!
I can normally wear any size 6 off the rack. Not this one! The size 6 looked like a 10 or 12 -- I looked ridiculous! (should have taken a picture). It probably would have been cute, so if you order, order several sizes down. I had to go with my back up plan.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
June 1, 2014
Excellent dress. Many compliments.
Runs a bit large, skirt is very full yet lightweight, and the top does not have much stretch to it. Overall a very flattering and pretty dress!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 1, 2014
I got so many compliments!!! I felt like the bell of the ball minus the bride of course :)
I got the 0 and 2. In designer brands I seem to be a 0 plus the dress doesn't hug your hips at all (which is my biggest part!!) It was a tad tight in my armpits bc I am so tiny in my rib cage . I am a B bust and bc of that sometimes the armpits pull a tad. The 2 was WAY too big around my ribs so I'd say it's true to size. The 0 was great and I wore a big sparkles necklace! It was perfect !
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 2, 2014
This dress was perfect for my cousin's wedding!
The 4 fit perfectly so I am glad I read everyone else's reviews that said to size down. I loved the flare at the bottom of the dress, it gave it a fun feel. I got several compliments on it!
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