Reformation

Floral Vanessa Dress

$218 retail

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Stylist Notes

A sweet floral print and fiesty side slit balance out this Reformation dress.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12, one length available. Regular measures 50.63" from shoulder to hemline.

Product Details

Black floral crepe (53% Viscose, 47% Rayon). Hourglass. Side slit. Crew neckline. Long sleeves. Exposed back zipper. 50.63" from shoulder to hemline. Made in USA.

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42 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 21, 2018
Beautiful dress

This dress was by far my favorite rent the runway dress. I almost bought it, that's how much I loved it. The slit was classy enough so you could wear to a more formal event if needed. I ended up wearing this to a rehearsal dinner and got so many compliments! Fit is true to size but be prepared to either not wear a bra or wear a now show bra in the back.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119lbs
September 22, 2018
Too small

Warning back is much more open and has buttons in the back. Was way too small. Barely fit my arms and could not button it shut in the back. Would get again in a 4 perhaps? Not really work appropriate due to the exposure in the back.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 24, 2018
Gorgeous dress

The print and fit of this dress was really pretty. I loved the modest neckline and the open back and slit sexed it up just the right amount. I received compliments all night long. One thing to note, the middle button of the back seems to come off easily. It was missing from my back up size and I noticed at the end of the night it had loosened up a little bit on the dress I wore. Still absolutely love this dress.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
September 25, 2018
Beautiful dress! Rich fabric, lovely slit and back details

Fit is true to size, although I wish it would have hugged my waist more and squeezed my arms in less! The color is darker than the picture and the slit means serious business. Although my arms felt a bit restricted, it was still comfortable and I danced in it all night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
October 2, 2018
Flattering and chic

Originally thought I would wear to a night out but it was actually perfect for a work to cocktail hour transition. Very flattering on my fuller chest, was a bit surprised by how far up the slit went but actually didn't have any issues wearing to work. Would love to buy this dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 13, 2018
Looks better in photos.

I loved this dress in the photos but I didn't love the fit of it on me. The shoulders were a bit puffy and the slit was very high. I wanted to wear it to a wedding but it looked too casual on. Cute print but it just didn't work for me.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
October 14, 2018
Absolutely loved this dress!!

Wore this dress to a Fall wedding with some booties and it was perfect! The 6 wasn't available which is my true size, but after reading to comments about the chest and arms being a bit small I decided to go with the 8 and it fit great! You can't wear a bra with this dress, so since I was short on time I wore my black bikini top and fixed the ties to be where the back buttons are, so it looked like the ties were apart of the dress. It worked perfectly and was very comfortable. The slit is high and sexy and the back is gorgeous. Definitely would buy this dress if I could.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
October 14, 2018
Sexy and fun

Loved wearing this dress. I almost wanted to purchase it after wearing it. Very comfortable or and excellent make overall.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 15, 2018
Surprise hit!

I rented this on a whim after a few other styles didn't work out. I'm usually a 10 or 12 and hadn't liked the way other dresses were fitting my "winter body." This seemed really fitted so I was not expecting it to fit but it looked GREAT - grazed right over my problem areas. The long sleeves and length were perfect for a fall wedding, and the back and slit made it special. I topped it with a leather jacket, nude heels and bold lip. I didn't wear a bra but didn't feel like I needed one. One thing to note - when I tried it on initially, the sleeves were tight, but they do stretch and loosen up.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 16, 2018
FAVORITE RENTAL EVER!!

Not a single con on this knockout dress!! Class all day while still keeping it sexy- a million compliments and felt comfortable and confident. A must rent!!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 28A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
October 23, 2018
Fit perfectly!

Loved this dress so much. It was unique and fit perfect!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
October 23, 2018
The event

The dress is cute, however the slit in the front was really high. I had to pin it. I'm 5'6 The fabric was also not super comfy. Not much movement of stretch. I wouldn't recommend

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 24, 2018
Perfect for fall wedding!

I loved this dress! I thought the slit would be too scandalous but it was honestly fine and the sleeves balance it out. The sleeves were a little tight but not bothersome. Would rent again!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 26, 2018
This dress is amaz-z-zing

Unfortunately, I was unable to wear this dress because I got it as a backup dress and the size was too small. I will definitely try renting again in my usual 4/6 size! The slit is high and super sexy, without being overdone and the material is thick enough to wear in the cooler spring/fall weather. The pattern also gives you enough va-va-voom to wear to a day time party or to an evening get together.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
October 27, 2018
Sleeves were tight, didn't look great in person

Didn't look as good as it did in the photos.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 28, 2018
Loved!

Loved! Super fun. Little tight in the arms and top, slit also a bit high but was fun to wear!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 1, 2018
Not for me

Was excited about reviews on the addition of this designer to RTR. This dress just want for me- too long, made me look more "hippy" than I am and hence self conscious.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 4, 2018
Beautiful but back has issues

This dress is so unique and beautiful. I was so excited to wear and so disappointed that I ended up not being able to. The material is thin but still substantial enough that I didn't have to wear a bra, and I'm a 34F. The only problem I had was the lower back. The open back is fine, but it was gaping open on the lower part and it made me look like I was busting out of it. The top part, chest, and waist fit like a glove. Such a shame because it's a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind dress. And the slit on the leg is soooo sexy. What a shame that I couldn't wear it. Would be perfect if the back was totally zipped up.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
November 7, 2018
Too small, thin material, constricting

Not what I expected. Dress was tight and ran small and was constricting. Material was thin and dress not lined

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
November 10, 2018
Perfect dress for a night out!

Wore it to a fundraiser and got so many compliments! It fit TTS, bottom hit around just above the ankle with the Regular length and it was perfect!

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 12, 2018
Beautiful, but not best quality

I ordered up a size based on previous experiences with Reformation and the reviews. The 6 fit me like a small 4. The dress was beautiful and was super flattering. I absolutely loved the slit- it felt sexy without being too much. I got tons of compliments! The reason I didn't rate it 5 stars is that when I bent down to adjust my shoe, the middle back button popped right off. I knew this was a risk based on previous reviews, but I was definitely still disappointed at how easily it popped off.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
November 17, 2018
That perfect LBD- long sleeve long black dress

I am so in love with this dress! On a chilly NYC day, I felt cozy and warm in this Reformation dress. Was going to pair it with OTK boots, but that slit is perfection! The material itself is not too thin, not too thick. Breathable. Has a zip at the back butt area and then two buttons to fasten around back and neck, so exposed a little back. My hair covered it, but could easily wear a long top underneath if you want extra coverage. I belted it to accentuate the waist area. Love love love so much and am considering purchasing! True to size. Can wear in every season, as well! Must rent!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
November 17, 2018
loved the slit

the leg slit with the high neckline was an unexpected sexy look. i felt like a million bucks

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 20, 2018
Perfect dress for a fancy dinner with my husband!

I rented this for my anniversary trip with my husband and it fit like a glove. I knew the weather would be cold, so this dress was perfect. The length is great for colder months, but the slit is the perfect amount of sexy! FYI Sticky boobs or no bra with this one.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
November 26, 2018
Cute dress but didn't work for me

The dress runs small so I didn't get to wear it. I got it on but felt like I'd rip the sleeves off if I moved my arms. The slit was also very high on me since I'm tall. I wouldn't have felt comfortable wearing it. This dress would probably be best for thinner people.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 28, 2018
One of my favs

I really loved this rental. Wore it to a wedding in Sonoma and it was perfect for the occasion. I love that it's modest but sexy with the slit. I wore chicken cutlets for the bra and it worked perfectly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 30, 2018
Beautiful dress but semi weird fit

I wore this dress to a charity event and it was beautiful. I am bigger busted so it was very tight through the shoulders/chest and then loose on the waist. I love the slit it was super sexy!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 2, 2018
Beautiful dress!

Wore this for a fall wedding, received tons of compliments. I will state the sleeves are what runs small on this dress, the fabric has very little stretch to it. It's open back so everything else fit rather well.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 3, 2018
That slit!

Wonderful dress that made my night! Received tons of compliments. The slit was high, yet tasteful enough for a formal event. I ended up sizing up to fit my arms. It was still tight but became more comfortable as the night went on. Would rent again!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
October 17, 2018
Have skinny arms

My bust didn't quite fill out the dress which made for a weird baggy situation in the back. Getting my arms in this was like how imagine hotdogs are made. Really beautiful though, wish it fit me better. Would have sized up but would have needed a seriously padded bra.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 22, 2018
I could not wear the dress.

Runs small and no stretch. The arms were tight. I usually wear an 8, and the 10 was too small. That slit is HIGH up on the thigh!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 15, 2018
You need a bra

Some of the reviews said you could get away without wearing a bra, well, I found that you very much needed one. I tried pasties but with no support from the dress, it didn't work.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
November 18, 2018
Wore this for a night out in Vegas - fancy dinner and some gambling

This dress was so beautiful. The high neck and long sleeves were modest, but the high slit gave it some flair. It looked gorgeous on and was very flattering. The only downside was how small the sleeves run. I have muscular arms/shoulders, and the sleeves felt tight. This was the main reason I went with the 6 as opposed to my normal size 4.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 24, 2018
Perfect dress for a fall wedding

Loved this dress, it was perfect for a somewhat chilly wedding with an outdoor ceremony and was comfortable for eating and dancing. It runs true to size when compared with other reformation dresses - I fit perfectly into the 6 that I normally wear, but the chest and arms are somewhat tight. Definitely would not recommend for a chest any larger than mine, but did feel secure with no bra. Be careful with fastening the back, the middle button popped off immediately but I re-sewed it and had no problems. The slit is also quite high - definitely not work appropriate, but sexy with a pair of heels and balances the rest of the covered up style.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
September 24, 2018
Beautiful dress!

I was so happy with this dress!! The sleeves were a little long for my petite body. but folded them a little and couldn't even notice it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
October 2, 2018
The perfect wedding dress!

This dress was the perfect wedding dress for a fall outdoor wedding. While it is high neck and high sleeves the slit and the open back gives it an added something to jazz it up. Things to note: the slit is very high so typical spanx probably won't work if they come to your thigh. I wore a spanx thong since the slit is high. Also the back is open so you cannot wear a normal bra. I wear a 36C and went braless and felt secure and was able to dance!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 9, 2018
Loved it, I wore it to a graduation and a wedding. Can dress it up or down.

The fit is true to size, but for anyone with a bigger ribcage, the buttons in the back may be a little tight - I popped the middle one a few times. Otherwise perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 140lbs
October 15, 2018
Perfect Fall Wedding Guest Dress!

This dress was really beautiful and comfortable. I've been wanting to purchase dresses from Reformation, but have held back because of mixed reviews on their sizing. This dress was a winner! The slit in front spices it up just enough, as does the open back. One downfall: The middle button was tricky for me just like other reviewers: it popped off (just putting on my shoe), and I had to get it resewn right before the wedding. During the wedding, it popped off again - so I will caution renters to bring some needle and thread, in case! The fit was true to size - not too tight anywhere and the length was great considering I'm tall. The fabric is lightweight but super comfy! Really loved this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
October 15, 2018
Dress fit super well. I have longer arms and broader shoulders and it still fit well. Classy pattern

The length was awesome (I am 5'11 and wore the 12R). Perfect for a fall wedding!

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 26, 2018
Did not wear the dress - thin material, no support

So I read all the reviews of this dress, particularly for the bra situation, and most women mentioned they felt comfortable without a bra felt supported. I felt the opposite. The dress itself fit fine, and it really is beautiful, but the braless situation looked very bad with someone for my chest size. I do think if you had a smaller chest, or larger chest that sort of forced the dress to support you, you would be fine. The material is also super thin, so you will at the very least need some pasties. Good luck!

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