Olympia Gown

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Stylist Notes

Exclusive to Rent the Runway! An ultra-chic take on the classic Grecian silhouette, this Robert Rodriguez Black Label gown features a feminine bow at the shoulder and raw edge trim on the neckline.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size, yet runs slightly short in length. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Not fitted - full skirt conceals midsection
HIPS: Not fitted
LENGTH: Floor length, gown runs slightly short - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular measures 54” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’0” woman in 2” heels; Long measures 61” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’6” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; dress has built-in boning and structure
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Bump Friendly, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11''. )

Product Details

Wine crepe de chine. One shoulder neckline. Tulle bow at shoulder. Raw edge trim at neckline. Ruched bodice. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zipper. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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69 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(42)
Small
(22)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 10, 2010
The picture does not do this dress justice. It is simply gorgeous. I wear a size 10 or 12 and found this to be a very flattering cut for my figure. I ordered as a backup for a black tie work event and it was too formal for the occasion (see below). That said, I found myself wishing I had an occasion, any occasion, to wear this stunning gown. It seems like something Titania might wear in Midsummer Night's Dream. The "long" is VERY long. The main reason I chose not to wear the dress is because I would have had to hold the train of the gown throughout the evening to avoid stepping on it.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 17, 2010
This is a beautiful dress and very easy to wear. It was perfect for a black tie gala that I attended. The skirt is very flowy and graceful. If you are very small (32A) on top the size 2 will still be a little big. The black bow on the shoulder added great color contrast. I would definitely wear this again in a smaller size!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
December 21, 2010
This was the first dress I've EVER worn that was actually too long for me even when worn with heels. I ended up wearing the highest pair of heels I owned and still ended up carrying the overskirt over my arm so that I could walk without triping. I liked that I didn't have to worry about it slipping off my shoulders because it zipped up on the side with the strap. I got so many compliments and I felt like a queen in this gorgeous gown.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
February 4, 2011
This was a great dress, but the boning in the top slipped out of the bottom(it is not sewn in at all) and started poking me during the night. Not fun! Still a pretty dress though.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
March 10, 2011
I had a Navy Ball to go to, and waited way too long to get a dress, so I had to get the 8L, which was too long, but fit amazingly everywhere else! ( I am 5'7", about 160 lbs, with 34/36D chest, and athletic body) It didn't make my chest look funny, and it wasn't so flowy that I looked pregnant. It was elegant and I got a TON of compliments on it. Great dress, I highly recommend it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
March 17, 2011
I normally wear a Size 8 dress. I only received the Size 8 as the Size 10 back-up size was not available. Although it fit in the waist, I could not get the dress zipped up over my chest. I am a 36C. Even if I could have gotten it on, it would have been way too short on me. I ordered the regular length since I was planning to wear low heels but the length hit about three inches above my ankle! While trying it on, I also noticed the boning problem earlier reviewers complained about. There was a wire sticking out of the front of the dress on the left side. It would definitely have been a problem digging into my skin if I wore the dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 18, 2011
Loved this dress, but wasn't able to wear it because it was too snug on top. I'm petite (usually a size 2, sometimes a 4) but wear a 32D bra, and the size 4 wouldn't accomodate my bust. I was a little nervous about the length because I am so short, but the length was perfect. I'll definitely try renting the size 6 for another event.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Body type: Pear
May 23, 2011
This dress runs big. I ordered a 6 and the top was too big. I am usually a 6 on the bottom and a 4/2 on the top (34A) I don't think this dress is good for a pear unless you have a bust. I just look lost in the dress. Kind of like a stick of gum since I don't have a bust. Beautiful dress.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
June 7, 2011
This is a beautiful dress and although a size 4 was a little tight around the bust for me (a 34C), it fit well everywhere else. The length was perfect for me in 3 inch heels. I agree with the other reviewers about the plastic boning, it came out in the front and back and was very annoying but I used band-aids to help which worked. I would definitely recommend this dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 44
Body type: Petite
June 27, 2011
I normally wear a size 4 or smaller, due to my height. But I could not squeeze into this dress in either size - the bust area is cut WAY to small (I'm a full C cup). Luckily, I ordered a back up dress at the same time - everything worked out great. It's a pretty dress, maybe next time, I'll try the size 6.
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
September 5, 2011
I ordered this dress in my size (8) and a size up. I wear a 36dd picked this dress bc it was in the full-busted section. Even the 10 did not come close to zippering over my boobs so happy that I ordered a second dress that fit perfectly
MaggieMarch 14, 2012
which dress did you go with instead?
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 22, 2011
I was thoroughly disappointed with this dress. I have now rented about 20 dresses from rent the runway and this was the first one that just absolutely did not work. I am 5'5", 134 pounds and a 34C and I found the top to be extremely small for my bust, but the part below ballooned out and made me look enormous. It looked so awful on me that I put it back in the mail within an hour of trying it on. Thankfully, this was my backup dress and my original dress Theia "Dipped in Vanilla" looked amazing.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
October 11, 2011
The dress was super tight in the bust and while I read that in other reviews, I figured since I have a small chest it wouldn't be an issue. Wrong. Also, the wires actally left red scratch marks on my ribs where they poked out from under the seams. It's too bad tho...I wanted so badly to wear this dress; it's so pretty...or at one point it was pretty. The one I got (12R and 12L) looked a little weathered.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
October 13, 2011
Plastic ribbing hurt like crazy, but other wise this dress is gorgeous. Beware if you're not flat-chested though - my boobs could barely fit into this dress. And I'm only a B cup.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 106
Body type: Hourglass
October 25, 2011
Gorgeous gown! Used it for black tie-optional dinner. Continue receiving compliments. One person said "best dress of the event." If renter is any taller than 5'3 1/2" then she should choose the long option. I wore flats because the dress would have been short if I had worn heels. I'm a B cup and didn't have to wear a bra. The vertical chest support band on the left side slightly poked through at the bottom of my ribs when I sat down, but it wasn't noticable. I could easily adjust the dress so it didn't poke. I'd definitely rent the dress again. I rated four stars because of length and poking. Otherwise it would have been a 5.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 4' 6"
Age: 46
Body type: Pear
October 25, 2011
I agree with others - if your chest is anything larger than an A cup, you need to go up a size. And, the plastics stays on the dress poke out of the fabric which is quite uncomfortable. I would probably choose another dressif I had the chance to do things differently. The service itself is outstanding though!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Body type: Apple
November 7, 2011
I did not end up wearing this dress to my event. Although the dress ran true to size, I didn't like the way it looked on me. I thought it was too matronly and made me look older than I really am. Or it looked like a dress a pregnant woman could wear and look good in. I mean unless you are stick thin I don't see how this dress would look flattening IRL. The detail at the shoulder didn't look anything like it did in the photo. The strips of fabric were not as wide and looked cheap. The dress was also a bit darker and duller than in the photo online. Luckily my backup dress looked and fit great and I was able to wear that instead.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 52
November 11, 2011
Review
Did not wear this dress because it was not what I had ordered. It was sent to me as a substitute. I tried it on, and it fit. Was not my style at all. I placed it right back in the bag.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
December 5, 2011
Amazing Dress
It was a beautiful dress. It looked absolutely stunning on. However, it did have the boning problems mentioned in previous reviews. It didn't bother me much. I put a band-aid over the area and I also wore a high pair of spanx that covered the area and I didn't feel it. The top of the dress was ran small. Previous posts said that it wouldn't fit over their bust, mine wouldn't zip over the bottom of my rib cage. I rented the 10L but ended up wearing the back up size of 12L because of that problem. The dresses length ran true to size though. I am 5'7" and I wore flats and I had to come up with some creative ways to keep the dress (which was about 5 inches too long at that point) from dragging on the ground. This service was great and I will definitely be using it again for my next formal affair.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 7, 2011
Bummed out!
I was really excited to get this dress! The color is a beautiful cranberry... but it wouldn't zip across my bust, and I'm not that big! Couldn't wear it to the function as planned, and had to scramble to come up with something from my own closet! I ahve rented several things before and have been VERY happy!!!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 14, 2011
My husband was totally blown away. It was so fun to wear such a gorgeous dress for a night!
I rented this for my husband's company Christmas party, which is a very formal event each year. I absolutely loved it! It was really comfortable. Lingerie was critical -- strapless push-up bra and shaper for me -- to make it look good. It was flowy and gorgeous. Exactly floor length on me at 5-2" with flats on.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
January 17, 2012
I absolutely loved this dress!
After I read the reviews, I was a little skeptical but this dress was perfect for the formal I went to! I usually wear a 2 or a 4 and the 4 fit me great so I think it is very true to size! The only negatives I can think of are that dress isn't very form fitting and it wasn't long enough for me to wear heels and i'm 5"4 and got regular length, but other then that is was beautiful!
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
February 12, 2012
I loved how the dress flowed, and many of my sisters told me how gorgeous the dress looked on me!
I was nervous about renting a dress online for my sorority's formal, but I was very pleased overall. I loved the one shoulder look and received a ton of compliments from my sisters! There were a couple of problems though. The dress was tight in the bust keeping me from being able to wear and bra, and it was hard to zip it by myself. Also, the stays in the back of the dress poked me all night. If the size 10L had been available for a backup size, I would have probably worn it instead. Overall, it's a great dress, and I will most likely rent again next year!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 163lbs
February 14, 2012
Great dress
I had originally ordered a different dress but it didn't fit. I called RTR, it was Friday almost end of day and I was on PT. My worse nightmare came true and here I was last minute. Of course my internet in the hotel wouldn't work so I had to call and just try to pick another dress from memory and the wonderful help and advice from the RTR staff. I actually own this dress in black so I played it safe and ordered this one knowing it would fit. It was delivered on time and had no issues with my order. The dress was super comfy and just fit in length so I was able to wear flats. Being 6 ft that was fine with me : ) I had a baby 5 months ago so it was a forgiving dress. Thanks to RTR for making it so easy and for being so helpful. I will definitely order again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 19, 2012
My husband just returned home from a combat deployment to Afghanistan and I wore this dress to his battalion gala held in Las Vegas. It was perfect for the occasion!!
I rented this dress and the CARMEN MARC VALVO Lifetime Love Gown, but decided to wear this one for a Marine Corps ball in Vegas. The dress is more on the modest side, which was good for me. It is snug in the bust area (I'm only a 34B). It fit very well, but was still forgiving for an imperfect figure. I wore with short heels (2") and it was the perfect length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
May 1, 2012
Didn't work
I rented this as one of my two choices for a family wedding. I just had two babies back to back and am still a little soft around the middle so I was looking for a style that would be forgiving of my midsection. I normally wear a 10 or 12, and I rented the 12L. I am a 36C and I could BARELY zip the dress over my chest. You definitely need to go up a size. (My sister in law rented a dress by the same designer and had the same problem) The dress is beautiful, but after wearing maternity clothes for on and off for 3 years, I am tired of the empire wasted dresses. Nicely made and a very pretty color, just not the dress for me.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
May 7, 2012
I felt gorgeous with my date because of the flowy dress!
i would give this dress 5 stars, but unfortunately RTR told me they had no more size 0R (when it was of course available when I added it to my cart 1 month before my event). 3 DAYS BEFORE MY EVENT! That made me realize always have a back up dress! so that was a bummer. Crossing my fingers, i hoped the 2R would work and thankfully it did! It was not a snug as i hoped but it was good enough for me. The 0R would have been perfect though. By the way, if you have small boobs, this dress is perfect. AND if you're kind of on the short side, this dress is even more perfect. I never thought i could pull of a long dress because of my height, but the measurements were perfect! i only had to wear 2 inch heels. I got so many compliments through out the night and although there was a lot of stress before prom due to the size incident, it turned out amazing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
May 13, 2012
Alright
Got this as a back up dress but ended up wearing my first choice. The color is nice but the streamer ribbon stuff on the shoulder looked a little worn. Also no give in the bodice at all. Long for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 17, 2012
Loved it! Comfort & Quality
I got compliments all night! I am between a 4 and 6. I think I ended up wearing the 4. One note- I am 5'9" and the R was too short and the L was too long! I ended up wearing the L with very high heels.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
September 4, 2012
Just didn't work out
I'm 5 feet exact and the dress fit well length size. i had to size up because i am a C cup and it seems like this dress would look better for really thin girls. Overall the dress is very pretty but it just didn't work out for me.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 5, 2012
beautiful
i loved this dress. they one of the two dresses they sent me was in perfect condition new, the other had ribbons that were a little worn and ragged. the dress i wore was beautiful! i would wear it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123lbs
November 11, 2012
A great formal dress for the Marines Ball!
I wore this dress to the USMC Ball to celebrate the 237th birthday of the Marines. It was a great color and the fabric was nice. The dress fit just right! I'm 5 feet and I could walk barefoot with it just touching the ground. I did wear 2 inch heels and it still looked great. I got a lot of compliments throughout the evening.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
November 11, 2012
Very flowy and elegant!
I loved this dress. The fit was very flatte3ring and was great for a "less than perfect" figure. It is very flowy and feminine. I wore it to a black tie charity gala and it fit the occasion perfectly. If there weren't so many amazing choices offered by RTR I would consider renting it again. I am just barely 5'6", and decided to go with the 8 Long. I wore 4" heels and I have to say it was still a little on the long side (drug on the floor just a tiny bit) But I think this added to the overall effect and much preferred a little extra length over it being too short. It was difficult to zip on my own and at first led me to believe it was slightly too small. It turned out to just be3 a weird angle, and with a little help from hubby it zipped e3asily and fit like a glove.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
November 30, 2012
Easy
Good
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
December 3, 2012
Prom night!
beautiful dress! got lots of compliments, but runs a bit small.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 1, 2013
Great customer service!
This was my backup dress, and I really thought from the reviews that it would fit. The 2r did fit my pear shaped body very well at the top (34a) which was great, however per the other reviews, it does run very short! I'm 5'5" and without shoes this dress was at least 2 inches too short. That's never a problem for me, so I was very surprised! Thankfully i got a perfect fit in my other dress, so overall RTR was a huge success for me. This is a beautiful dress and a great choice if you are very petite!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 5, 2013
Gorgeous, comfortable, flattering dress
I wore it for my squad's banquet, which is super formal (the guys were tuxes). I got compliments about the dress all night and even after the event. It was comfortable to wear and hid any imperfections. And seriously - rent it and have someone take a picture as you twirl around - the skirt floats so gently!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 15, 2013
Fit was fine, but maybe a little short. I am not very tall. 5'6" and could not wear heels with dress
LOVE your site! The dress I was sent was a very pretty dress and of nice quality. I went to a Mardi Gras Ball and the requirement was the dress to be floor length.Since they are so strict I could not even wear flats to meet the requirement. Unfortunately, I was not able to wear the dress but I did not verify the length when I ordered so I feel this was my fault. I had a personal back up dress so it was not a problem. I will certainly order a dress again and be careful to check length. I did not wear the dress so I could not provide a picture. sorry
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
January 27, 2013
Customer service took care of me like I was one of their own!
This dress arrived Thursday before my Saturday event. It didn't fit. I didn't order 2 sizes because the stylist said based on my measurements the 8 would fit and they didn't have a 6 available for the date anyway. So.. What was I to do??? I called first thing Friday morning and a WONDERFUL woman helped me find another gown and sent me 2 sizes of it, overnight! They totally took care of me and my Saturday event was saved! Thanks again RTR! I normally wear a 6 or 8, but when I order this dress again, I will get a 10 now that I know it runs small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
January 30, 2013
I got a lot of compliments on this dress and the color was great!
Was a little bit too long but with a pair of heals (about 3 inches) it fit perfectly!
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