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Royal Augusta Gown
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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.

Also available in ruby.
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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.
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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".)

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Stefanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6534
Apr 9, 2014
Gorgeous dress!
Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Renee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6543
Feb 1, 2014
This dress is GORGEOUS!! The Color is amazing!
Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 143 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5434
Mar 28, 2013
Stylist Review!
Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Julie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4643
Feb 22, 2013
Beautiful color, nice material. Got SO many compliments!!
Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
linda
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5643
Jan 30, 2013
Wearing a beautiful gown at the VIP Reception of the Presidential Inaugural Ball was awesome!
Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Madeline
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4334
Apr 14, 2014
Lovely, but small
Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Katy
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7433
Apr 12, 2014
The dress is beautiful but it runs super small
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Christie
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Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6434
Mar 7, 2014
Beautiful! But runs EXTREMELY small!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 4443
Dec 15, 2013
Beautiful color, gorgeous dress
Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
parisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Aug 13, 2013
beautiful material, order a size up for your backup
Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Sandy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6633
Jun 10, 2013
Beautiful color! But runs really, really small through the uppper body.
Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 3423
Feb 13, 2013
RTR sent me a replacement dress when my original dress became unavailable. So thoughtful!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Liz
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4443
Dec 30, 2012
Amazing dress! I received numerous compliments throughout the evening.
Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Bianca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3443
Oct 1, 2012
So elegant! Perfect for a fall wedding!
Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Although it was very tight in the bust area, the dress fit perfectly! I received complimants all night.
denise
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 165 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7643
Aug 16, 2012
Disappointed!
Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Kiera
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Straight & narrow
Canonical User Type: 4431
Mar 7, 2012
Issues with Securing the Side
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
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