Rent 3 for 1 Valentine's Day weekend! Use code 3FOR1VDAY16. DETAILS

Valid on rentals only. You will pay the cost of the most expensive item. Adding a free backup size will count as 1 of the 3 items. Offer expires 2/13/16 at 11:59pm EST and delivery dates must be 2/5/16 through 2/13/16. Promo code cannot be used on existing orders or be combined with other offers or gift cards. Enter promo code at checkout.

Royal Augusta Gown

$70 rental
$2500 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Walk into the black tie ball wearing this breath taking Reem Acra cobalt blue gown. A fashionable style for a fashionable woman. Stick to clean and lady like accessories like Gerard Yosca's Delicate Azure Drop Earrings so you will be the talk of the event.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Royal silk charmeuse. One shoulder sweetheart neckline with padded bust. Draped bodice with side knot detail. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. See size and fit tab for length.

Share
26 reviews
Fit
Large0
True to Size7
Small19
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
December 10, 2014
Gorgeous gown!
The gown fits me like a glove and I'm normally size 0, so I recommend it for petite women.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 164lbs
September 7, 2014
Wish it fit!
Beautiful fabric but dress didn't fit. And it is a bit confusing how to fasten once you get it on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 1, 2014
Gorgeous but way too small!!
I was really looking forward to wearing this dress at a black tie wedding and ordered it even though there were only three sizes available--2, 10, and 12. So no reasonable backup size. I'm normally a 2 but occasionally a 4, so I knew from the other reviews that there was a chance the 2 wouldn't fit...and unfortunately that turned out to be true. There is a complicated arrangement of zippers and snaps to get into this dress, but there was a good 2 inches of skin (and rib cage) between the sides of the zipper, so there was no way it could have zipped. I wonder if even the 4 would have been too small. So heed the warnings, ladies--order a size up and probably another size up for backup! Thankfully RTR was awesome and a stylist shipped me another dress (in 2 sizes this time!) so I'll still have something beautiful to wear at the wedding. Thanks, RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 23, 2014
RUNS SMALL
This dress is AMAZING but it is TINY i would go up two sizes because it is so so small. The color and cut are beautiful but make sure to get the second size free and go up a size. I'm a 0/2 and ordered the 2R i didn't get to wear it because the zipper didn't go up at all
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 14, 2014
Beautiful color...however runs EXTREMELY SMALL!
I wore this to a Memorial Ball, after reading other reviews I ordered a size larger then I normally am (I'm normally an 8 so I ordered a 10L since I'm 5'9) However when the dress came I couldn't get the (side zipper) zipped up past my rib cage (even with help) And another dress I ordered as a backup had a broken zipper! I called RTR's customer service and they were able to over-night me the next size up however, they didn't have the long length in that size. The 12R came around 4pm the day of my event, I expected it to be a little big however it fit perfect, I was a little pressed for time since I had to leave at 4:30 and had to steam the dress still, but it all ended up working out. The dress was very unique and the blue color is very pretty (it looks much more vibrant in person) I had to run out and find VERY short heels since the dress was in a regular length, I would have much preferred a long length! My only other small complaint about the dress is that the small snaps and hook that keep the front part of the dress to the side came undone while dancing a couple times, not a huge deal or anything) Overall this dress was very pretty, it's not something I would have normally picked just looking at the model picture, but seeing it on "real" people is what made me decide to rent it and I'm glad I did (just make sure to SIZE UP....I went up 2 sizes then I normally wear!)
View photos (2)
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 23, 2014
Stunning dress for a very important event in my son's career.
Absolutely love the dress. Gorgeous color, fabric and design. It was quite snug through the waist and very difficult to zip up and hook all hooks by myself but I managed! Took me about 30 minutes to get it on! All in all, the dress was fabulous. This was my first experience with RTR and I will definitely use again. I've been recommending to all my friends.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
May 22, 2014
Heed the size-up warnings, ladies!
I'm usually a 4 and ordered a 4 (even after reading the other reviews - I was a fool!). There was no 6 available for my event date, so I took a big risk and lost: the zipper didn't go past my waist. A beautiful but heartbreaking dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
May 19, 2014
Loved this dress!!!! So comfortable and very beautiful!
I got so many compliments, it is very flattering and a great wear. it does run a little small so I would recommend sizing up. Also the zipper stuck a little so my fiancé had to do the zipping, I am 5'5 but wore 4 inch heels so the long was a perfect length!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 22, 2014
The dress was gorgeous!
Beautiful! Expensive looking dress, truly royal color, look and feel. Hard to zip up but once the zipper is up its a wow!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 14, 2014
Lovely, but small
This dress was beautiful, soft and flowing on the bottom, and fit and structured on the top. However, I was a good 3 inches away from getting it zipped up around my torso. It runs small. I'm a big 4, but a pretty steady 4 and there was no way this dress would fit. The skirt is much more forgiving than the bodice. It's essentially a wrap skirt, with the gathered bit on the hip hooked on and snaps along the waist line. This dress was regal and stately but seemed to be missing a spark. Lovely dress, but not not very playful.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
April 12, 2014
The dress is beautiful but it runs super small
The dress runs very small. I usually wear a size 10. After reading the previous reviews, I ordered a size 12. Even a size 12 did not fit. If you order this dress, get a second style as a backup. I did not do that and ended up with no dress for my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
April 9, 2014
Gorgeous dress!
I rented both a 10L and a 12R in this dress. The 12R was a bit more comfortable, but was looser in the bust and would have required a strapless bra, and was too short to wear with heels, so I went with the 10L. It was just slightly snug in the ribcage but much more flattering than the 12R. The 10L was just a touch too long for my 3.5" heels, so if I wanted to walk quickly I had to hold the dress up. I was so pleased with this dress. I felt glamorous and pretty and received a ton of compliments. My daughter cried when I had to send it back, and I almost did too! She says I have to rent it again for my next event.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
March 13, 2014
Complimented all night on this gorgeous dress
I loved this dress, the side zipper was a little annoying but nothing that couldn't be forgotten after many positive comments were made. A friend of my date's actually said she wanted to come say hi but didn't because her dress paled in comparison :) as others have said, it does run a little tight in the bust but I didn't have to size up like others have mentioned.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 7, 2014
Beautiful! But runs EXTREMELY small!
This was my first dress from Rent the Runway. The color of this dress is absolutely stunning, and the dress itself is well constructed. However, it does run very small. I am usually an 8, and I ordered a 10R and 12R. The 12 would not zip past my ribcage (34D). While I was disappointed, a wonderful Go-To Girl quickly exchanged my dress and sent it overnight. Best customer service I have ever experienced! Nonetheless - this is a gorgeous gown!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142lbs
February 1, 2014
This dress is GORGEOUS!! The Color is amazing!
RTR sent me this dress after my original dresses arrived damaged. Wonderful customer service. I couldn't be happier!! As soon as I opened the box I was in love with the color! Absolutely stunning. The other reviews are right about the top being small and snug. Took me about 5 minutes to get it zipped up and it was very very tight. If you can get it zipped, it's soo worth it though. The smaller top actually worked great for me since that is how my body is shaped (smaller top, bigger on bottom). I was stopped on my way to the bathroom with compliments from strangers. So sad to send it back!!
melanieAugust 22, 2014
You look flawless. I love your total look.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
December 15, 2013
Beautiful color, gorgeous dress
Recieved lots of compliments - it was a beautiful dress for a black tie wedding. My only cons would be that the corset boning was cutting into my sides and made the fit pretty uncomfortable. If you want to dance a lot at the event you are going to - dont wear this dress...but it is GORGEOUS! Run small in the bust as well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 13, 2013
beautiful material, order a size up for your backup
I received this as a backup because my original dress was stained. They sent the 4L and 2R since they didn't have a 2L available and the 4L was bigger than I was comfortable with, 2R was too short with my heels. I'm petite for my height so definitely order a size up if you are getting an free backup.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 10, 2013
Beautiful color! But runs really, really small through the uppper body.
I would have worn this dress but it runs so small in the uppper body I couldn't zip it up. I normally wear a 6 or 8 but a size 10 would have fit. I am not large busted, this dress runs small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 146lbs
March 28, 2013
Stylist Review!
Loved this dress. I felt so beautiful. Although, It runs very small! I wore the 8L and I am normally a size 6! The 8L was perfect though. The structure of the dress is great very supportive, but very fitted at the waist. Great for hourglass or pear shapes. I would wear this again in a heartbeat.
MaggieMarch 25, 2014
What shoes did you wear with this?
View photos (1)
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 22, 2013
Beautiful color, nice material. Got SO many compliments!!
Just received this gown. I am 5'8", 130 lbs, and in regular clothes a size 4. My problem with dresses is that I have a 36" ribcage (wear 36B bra). So the 10L barely zips up, but fortunately I was able to. Also ordered the 8L and was not even close to being able to zip it. The bust part is a little roomie but it will work. I guess I need to get some ribs removed.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
February 13, 2013
RTR sent me a replacement dress when my original dress became unavailable. So thoughtful!
My original dress became unavailable and they sent this to me because it was similar to my second dress I ordered. These little details are why I love RTR. It was a busy weekend (President Inauguration weekend) so I understand there wasn't many options. This dress looks way better online than it does in person. I usually love Reem Acra designs, however this dress looked like I wrapped myself in a silk curtain for a college toga party....after drinking. I wanted to like it, but I just couldn't bring myself to wear this.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 30, 2013
Wearing a beautiful gown at the VIP Reception of the Presidential Inaugural Ball was awesome!
The gown was not my first choice and it was one size too big, however it did run a bit small. To make it work I wore a strapless push up bra to add padding. The corset feature of the dress was nice! I did not have time for any alterations and being I have a small waist, the mid section was too big. If the fasteners were a few inches farther back, it would have fit better. A 6L probably would have fit perfectly. The outer zipper also did not work properly but the inner one did. All this said..the gown is GORGEOUS. I received many compliments from both men and women. One very distinguished man told me my gown was "To die for...TO. DIE. FOR." The color is brilliant and the fabric is heavenly. Not having to pack a gown to travel to DC with was also a plus. Rent the Runway agents did everything in their power to rectify a bad situation. The gown I ordered somehow became unavailable 2 days before the ball and they sent 2 other options (Both 6L's and both were too big) so we went with my original 2nd choice. I will use Rent the Runway again!
View photos (3)
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 30, 2012
Amazing dress! I received numerous compliments throughout the evening.
Overall all stunning, well made gown. I wore the 6L which was a little roomy in the bust area (usually a 4L), but felt this was a better fit. Gown runs pretty true to size. Great experience.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 1, 2012
So elegant! Perfect for a fall wedding!
Although it was very tight in the bust area, the dress fit perfectly! I received complimants all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 165lbs
August 16, 2012
Disappointed!
Luckily, I rented this dress well before my event. I couldn't even get into the dress or the backup. None of them fit. I usually wear a 10, but I guess a Reem Accra size 10 if not the same as every other size 10. Oh well...beautiful dress though.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 7, 2012
Issues with Securing the Side
I ordered this dress as a back up dress, and did not wind up wearing it. However, I thought it would be helpful to write a review because there are not any. This dress was beautiful and I loved everything about it, but it would not stay put. The front of the dress is sort of a drape you pull across and then secure on the side, but it was not very secure and kept falling down all the time. Even when it was only hanging up in the closet the clasp kept coming undone. That is why I did not wear this dress.
RTRJuly 18, 2012
Dear Kiera, Thanks to your feedback we have remedied this issue and the side is now secured with a clasp and snap. We have tested and it does not open anymore

NEW! Add your favorites to a shortlist to organize for upcoming occasions.

Click a <3 to start!

×

We created a shortlist for

Click the <3 to save your favorites

×