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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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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Size Chart

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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142 reviews

Fit
Small 10
True to Size 52
Large 70
Photos 83
Michele
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 70
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 136 lbs
Aug 12, 2014

Vacation in NYC for our 50th wedding anniversary. Dinner and the theatre. Compliments galore!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Dress was darling! Perfect LBD! Steamed out beautifully. Loved the fit, the length was perfect for my 5'3" height, (not nearly as short as model photo!), and was made of wonderful, crisp fabric! Loved wearing it. I did add a very skinny black patent belt to cinch in the waist which was too wide for me. I picked this dress because everyone said it ran large, especially in the bust. I'm a 34DDD, so finding a dress that fits my size 6-8 body while accommodating my bustling is always a challenge. This one fit the bill perfectly!
Sabrina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Aug 17, 2014

Tons of compliments!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Dress runs big, so size down! Lots of compliments on this dress and it's really comfy. Wore it to a banquet and it was perfect!
Kelley
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 137 lbs
Aug 27, 2014

Love this dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this same dress last year for a wedding and knew to order smaller this time around. I usually wear a 6 but wore a 4 this time and it was a perfect fit. I am 5'4 and 136lbs with 34DD. I want to buy this dress! So many compliments. If I don't buy one of my own I will probably rent again!
Jessica
Top Contributor
Age: 31
Aug 28, 2014

Pretty little black dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was very pretty and a good basic lbd with some flair. I loved the bows on the shoulders.
Samantha
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 2, 2014

Just ok

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Did nothing for my figure, perhaps could have gone down another size. Fun skirt though!
Kelly
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 23, 2014

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was super flattering and is great for you if you normally wear an A-line style dress. It's very comfortable and easy to wear. I wore it for a black tie wedding and it felt more than dressy enough. I am normally between a size 2-4 but really glad I rented the 2 because it was still a little big.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Sep 30, 2014

Poufy Party Dress for a 30th Birthday!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I LOVED this dress - if I could have kept it, I would have. Based on reviews, I ordered the 4 (I usually am a 4 in fit and flare dresses, but usually order up for designer dresses). I might have even been able to squeeze into the 2. In my opinion, this dress looks nicest when the bust of the dress is snug (based on photos). I'm a 32DD or E, and have a 29.5 inch waist, and it fit perfectly, with a little give. I suspect that if I was less busty, the waist would have hit more at my natural waist rather than like an empire. The length was perfect on me, but I'm definitely on the very short side. When it arrived, the back half of the bows were pressed down over the front half so they wouldn't lie flat, but all I had to do was secure the back portion of the bows on the notches of the hanger overnight, and it was fine. Definitely don't bend straight over (not that you would in a dress anyways!) because it's very poufy! I paired it with a metal front belt from ASOS and Kate Spade feather shoes I've had for YEARS and have never had the guts to wear until now. It was a hit!
Madison
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Oct 2, 2014

SO many compliments!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Definitely runs a bit big. Sized down due to top being loose. Wore to a wedding and received a ton of compliments. Such a cute but more original LBD!
Maureen
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143 lbs
Oct 4, 2014

ran large in the top and waist needed a belt to cinch it in but it worked and i felt great in it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
ran large in the top and waist needed a belt to cinch it in but it worked and i felt great in it!
Mary
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Oct 5, 2014

Compliments Galore!! Love-Love-Love!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
There is absolutely nothing negative I could say about this dress! Made me feel beautiful! I wore it to my brothers wedding & I received compliments all night long! I'm sad to have to return it!
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Oct 15, 2014

I could not stop twirling!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this short dress to a black tie wedding in early October because it is nearly impossible to find a floor length gown at 5'0'' tall! It worked out fabulously! Perfectly classic, comfortable and appropriate for the event. In fact, I barely took any pictures the entire night because I was too busy twirling on the dance floor and enjoying the full skirt! This is a great dress for petite girls and I would absolutely recommend it!
Carina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 19, 2014

Great experience!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fit great but had small arm holes, started to get a little uncomfortable as the night went on, was small in the larger size as well. But overall great dress received compliments all night and felt great in the dress!
Allie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

Perfect for a Charity Benefit!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Perfect fit, not too short and I was worried the bows on the shoulders would be too much but they laid flat. I wore this for a charity benefit and it received so many compliments! I was worried it would be too dressy for a cocktail party but it was beyond perfect! Highly recommend!
Vanessa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 26, 2014

I have never received so many compliments on a dress before! This dress was absolutely perfect!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a friend's wedding and it was even better than I was expecting! I ordered a size 0 and 2, I'm usually a 2 but the 0 fit much nicer!
Elsa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 27, 2014

Great dress... but

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I am giving this dress 3 starts because the fit is quite awkward I think, I tried the 4 and it fit a little small and flattened my chest so I tried the 6 and it was big, even though I have a big chest. So I just put a belt on it to make it work. The ribbons on the top are stubborn and they will want to stick up. You must sent it to the dry cleaners to have them be pressed down. Overall the dress was for me a little disappointing because I felt the fit was not flattering. I have always have great experiences with RTR, but I don't think I will be renting this one again.
Traci
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Oct 30, 2014

Very cute dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
A lot of people reviewed this dress and said that it runs large. I am a true size 2, with a small bust. This dress actually fit perfectly, and so thankful that it did because they were out of size 0, so I took a chance and just ordered the available 2. The size 0 would have been to small anyway. It looks exactly like the picture. It is not to baggy, and the skirt has just the right amount of fabric to help it blossom out without being obnoxious. I loved it, and received a ton of complements. Would definitely recommend.
Abby
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

This dress was PERFECT for an engagement party - so classy and feminine!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I saw in reviews that this ran a little small so I wore the 2 when I usually wear a 4.
Sharon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 156 lbs
Nov 9, 2014

Great LBD

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this as my MOH dress for my BF's wedding. The bride let us pick any black dress and incorporate her color. I added a turquoise belt that I made and the dress looked and fit great!!! It was comfortable and it was super easy to rent for my bridesmaid dress!
RTR Customer
Nov 13, 2014

Loved it! The puffiness of the skirt was my favorite.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved every minute in this dress! Wish I owned it!
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 15, 2014

Perfect Bridal Shower Dress

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Party
Super poofy skirt - which I liked, but others might not like it so much.
Margo
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 17, 2014

This dress was my absolute favorite! Wish I could have kept it, got so many compliments!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit like a glove, and true to my size. The skirt was so much to dance with. Loved the dress!
Maja
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 144 lbs
Nov 19, 2014

Great dress can't go wrong with a LBD!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I ordered this in a 6 when I normally I am between 8 and 6 but reviews said it ran large. I wish I would have taken advantage of the free second size and gotten a four. The 6 was too big in the waist so I had to belt it which looked adorable but the dress is so classic on its own that if it fit properly I would have loved to leave it belt free! But anyway it was gorgeous I got compliments all night long. Even though its a simple style and little black dress the quality of the material shows that its expensive. The skirt is full and puffy I felt like a princess. Overall LOVED but if you're questioning the size issue - get the second size in a size smaller and you may be surprised!
Robyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 121 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

Loved it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress for a wedding in November. I rented both the size 4 and the size 2 and ended up wearing the 2. The 4 seemed to big in the waist. It was beautiful and comfortable. The shirt is poofy and a little short but overall it was an outstanding rental. Tons of compliments from everyone!
Elizabeth
Age: 31
Dec 9, 2014

Perfect option when you want to go short for a Black Tie Affair

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Wedding
Fit true to size. The skirt is very full which I loved and the bow on the shoulders add a pretty touch. Statement earrings that aren't too long worked well bc they didn't compete with the bow detail. Perfect dress for a wintery/formal wedding that you do not want to wear a long dress to!
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 17, 2014

Dress fit perfectly! Perfect for the occasion!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered both the 2 and 4 after reading reviews and looking at photos. The 2 fit perfectly. I would say I usually wear a 4, but I did not even unwrap it. The dress was in great condition and I got many compliments throughout the night. It was super flattering and I would rent it again.
laura
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Dec 19, 2014

Beautiful Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a black tie optional wedding. It was is a beautiful dress and I received many compliments. The fit of the dress was pretty good. It fit well in the chest but a little big around the waist, but with the full skirt you could not tell. I would have liked to try a size down but it was not available when I ordered. Easy fix would be to add a cute belt. Overall I was very happy with this dress and would definitely recommend!
Anne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Mar 1, 2015

not my favorite rental

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
was really excited to rent this dress, but it was a letdown. ended up running a lot bigger than I was expecting. wore a size smaller than i normally wear, but it was still too big. not the most flattering choice for curvy ladies. i definitely felt larger than normal in this dress. not quite the experience i was hoping for! have seen it look great on others, just isn't the dress for me.
Kylie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 16, 2015

A fun dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Most reviews I read said this dress ran large...I ordered the 0 and the 2 and wore the 2 and I still felt like the top portion was pretty tight. Another note--I'm petite (5'2", 5'3") and the skirt was big and fun, but not overpowering.
jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 20, 2015

Cute dress. Wish they had my size.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I typically wear a 4. RTR only had a 2 and a 6. The 2 fit but it was very tight through the chest. I'm a 34B so this problem is not one I typically run into. Because of the tightness through the chest, it was uncomfortable under the arms. I would have loved the dress if it was available in a 4.
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Mar 28, 2015

I needed something classy but sassy for engagement pictures and this dress fit the bill!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I originally ordered a 2 and a 4 but should have ordered a 0 and 2. Luckily I made the 2 work although it was a touch big. The dress photographed beautifully and I received a ton of complements!! It is truly the perfect LBD!
Tara
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 7, 2015

Simple Black Dress with some Flare

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The skirt made the dress really fun. Definitely needed a belt to complete the look.
Krista
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Apr 13, 2015

Classy

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I went by the previous reviews and opted for a smaller size, a 2 and I wish I hadn't. It was way too tight and I was so bummed because it's such a goregous dress. I would absolutely rent it again but in the size 4.
Becca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 22, 2015

Was comfortable and beautiful!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented for a friends wedding at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and it fit perfectly! No issues at all, runs true to size. I have rented around 10 dresses for RTR and the service is just incredible.
Joanna
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 99 lbs
May 17, 2015

Affordable! On time! Perfect Outfit for the night!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Party
Waist line was actually true to size, although I do believe the chest area of the dress is little bit baggy. However, since it is black it doesn't show much that it is baggy, also since it is a crew/boat neck-cut it gives a very chic clean look. This dress is utterly cute. The skirt of the dress is naturally voluminous so it gives very bubbly look. If you are going for the Audrey Hepburn look, this dress is a very affordable to achieve that look. As my first dress from RTR I am very satisfied of this dress. Thus, I would rent it again in the future as well.
Caitlin
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
May 22, 2015

The most exquisite LBD!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first ever dress from RTR and I am thoroughly impressed! The fit was perfect, I am normally a 0 or a 2 and only the 2 was available so I had to take a chance on it and luckily it worked out! The skirt is VERY full for a non-lined dress, but not too full as if it were a tutu. I danced for hours in this dress and had so many compliments on the movement of it! The bows are an adorable touch but they did need to be pressed before I wore them as they kind of popped up a little *too* much. It was hard to have to send this dress back.
Caitlin
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
May 26, 2015

Loved the label. Fabric felt amazing too.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Top was incredibly snug. Felt more so like I was going to breathe my way out of it. Was also fairly long for my petite height.
Colleen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Jun 2, 2015

I really loved this dress! It was simple yet fun! Hated to return it. Would definitely rent again.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
True to size.
Jordan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 9, 2015

Wore this dress for our engagement pictures and it was absolutely perfect! Fit true to size

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Perfect fit; would recommend if anything sizing down, especially for women with an hour glass or athletic build. Runs a bit large in the wait. I'm typically a true size 6 (34D" 27" 39") and the four fit like a glove
Marion
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 12, 2015

Lovely Dress

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress. It was perfect for an outdoor cocktail party. The skirt is a little puffy, which usually would bother me, but in this case it made the dress. Bows are a nice touch, understated/not too much.
Tara
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 12, 2015

I love this dress so much I didn't want to return it! Perfect for weddings and special occasions.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress ran large for me. I'm usually an 8 and ended up in the 6 and could even have gone a size smaller probably. The fabric is fantastic and light with great body. It's not clingy if you're concerned about your midsection. Gorgeous and very comfortable.
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