Espresso Shimmer mini

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$595 retail

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Stylist Notes

This fun little Robert Rodriguez Collection dress is perfect for any party. Shimmer through the night in this dazzling piece.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with elastic band
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs very narrow so curvier women should size up
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; wear SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch- the only stretch is at the elastic waistband
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Espresso sequins. Crew neckline. Asymmetric sleeves. Chiffon tie on left shoulder. Subtle cowl back. 32" from center of neckline to hem (when measured from a size 6).

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60 reviews
Fit
Large
(17)
True to Size
(34)
Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 9, 2010
The last Robert Rodriguez dress I rented fit perfectly and that was an 8. I rented this in a 6 and 8 and both were too big through the shoulders and tight through the thigh. It definitely did not fit the same way. Be cautious. It's gorgeous, just not a good fit for an athletic body.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
October 12, 2010
love this dress! got tons of compliments. the fit was not as expected though, the bottom is a good fit, the top is bigger than the picture. i usually wear a 4/6, and i wore the 4. the dress felt great, but the top kept falling off one shoulder. the black string that runs across the back in one of the pictures is very awkwardly placed and literally runs across the top of your shoulders. i ended up safety pinning the black string lower and tighter on each side so that it laid much lower on my back and not on top of my shoulders. great dress though and i felt good wearing it!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Body type: Petite
November 8, 2010
Ordered a size 4, which is my normal size, but they didn't have size 6, which was my backup. Luckily this dress does run true to size. The skirt is snug, the top is loose, but drapes attractively. I had to tie a small,loose knot in the black string across the top of my back to make it drape well. The string was too long and the dress kept slipping off my shoulder before I tied the knot. My belly is my problem area, and this dress draped across it well, it was comfortable. I didn't feel self conscious when standing or sitting. I loved the way the dress looked on me. My husband LOVED it. I also received alot of male attention that night, it was bordering on comical. I would highly recommend this dress, plan on wearing your hair down to cover the black string across the back (keeps the dress from sliding around) minor adjustments to that string will help drape the top better around your body (remember not to tie the knot too tight and to untie it before you take the dress off) This is a stunning dress and it made me feel absolutely gorgeous, and I received many compliments.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
January 4, 2011
I think this dress is actually a fantastic design, though I didn't find it to be the most flattering silhouette for my body type. The baggy fabric from the top of the dress drapes heavily around your midsection so that it looks like you have a bit of a belly. I ended up belting it and wearing it for New Year's Eve so that the fabric draped a bit higher, but I don't think it was exactly my ideal look. If you are going to rent this dress I would definitely order a size down.
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Hourglass
February 2, 2011
I totally loved this dress in the end. When it showed up, it was slightly disassembled the shoulder tie was wrapped around the hanger and the thin strap at the back of the neck was broken on one side and I was kinda bummed because it didn't look attractive at all. However, I stitched the strap back in place, perhaps a little shorter than originally designed and it fit great after that. There was just enough stretch/snug in the skirt to be very flattering. I wore this for my birthday party and really felt like the belle of the ball. Even got some phone numbers out of it. :-) I'm looking forward to renting again!
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 31
Body type: Apple
March 15, 2011
So this dress was super cute...except the black sash thing was really annoying. The sash they sent was skinner than the one in the picture. And that was rather obnoxious...and the top was rather big.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
June 9, 2011
I was 5 months pregnant when I rented this dress for my friend's wedding & it looked gorgeous! I thought I would be a 6 with my growing belly but I ended up still being my true size of a 4. The top is loose but the bottom is tight. I think I might have been too small for this dress had I not been pregnant but luckily my belly held the top up nicely! The top kept sliding off my shoulders but a safety pin in the back fixed that problem easily. I paired the dress with pumps almost identical to the model's. I got endless amounts of compliments that night & felt gorgeous! I would definitely recommend renting this dress, especially for all you pregnant moms who still want to look hot :)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
August 11, 2011
I LOVE THIS DRESS! If I can, I will find a way to rent and wear again! This dress is perfect if you have a "swimmer" or athletic body (broad shoulders, narrow hips). I have a hard time finding dresses because I have to fit my upper body first and that means the lower body is always too big. This dress was PERFECT for me! LOVE IT!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 12, 2011
I did not wear this dress, I wore my backup. It felt like armor and didn't drape at all, not to mention the black string across the back. Is that supposed to hold it on the hanger? They don't show it in the photos, it's tacky, and it's not long enough to pin out of sight. I loved the look on the website but was a disaster on my body. May work on someone with large breasts or swimmers upper body, and skinny tush and thighs. Move along, ladies, there are way sexier dresses available on the site.
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
October 30, 2011
This dress was such a disappointment! When I tried it on it looked nothing like the image on the website. The top portion of the dress was so big, it was draping completely off of my chest. The bottom part, however, fit me like a glove. It was extremely unflattering on an athletic body with a full bust. You can't size down, because then the bottom would be too small. And you can't size up, because the top of the dress would be like a poncho! HORRIBLE!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
November 28, 2011
Beautiful dress, with flaws
The dress itself is beautiful, but both my original and backup size from RTR had flaws. The black shoulder sash was not attached to my size 4, so you'd have to tie the sash itself and it would keep dropping. The size 2 did not have the thin strap along the shoulder/back to keep the dress from falling off your shoulders. The dress is gorgeous; unfortunately wearing it was a bit annoying :(
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 28, 2011
Great dress
Great dress, I ordered a 4 and 6. Was very happy I ordered the 6 . . .although the 4 did fit it was a bit too tight in my opinion for thanksgiving so I opted to wear the 6 for the holiday. I could not figure out the shoulder strap but it otherwise fit per the image. Another commenter mentioned the back strap, I wanted to wear my hair up so I just let the strap hang down the front of the dress instead. Was great with dark grey tights.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
December 2, 2011
Absolutely Stunning!
I rented this dress for a weekend in Vegas, and it was absolutely perfect! The fit was amazing! An interior shell with an elastic waistband helps the dress keep it's shape, and I found this to be the perfect length (I'm 5'3"). The color is a very rich bronze and is very flattering to brunettes. I didn't use the black sheer tie that came with the dress, it worked just as well without it. I'd buy this dress if I had the chance, it was my favorite rental so far!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 15, 2011
Great Dress!!!
I ordered this dress for a party and dinner out with my husband. I received compliments all night. The only negative comment that I have that I ordered the 2 and 4 and only one black sash came (with the 4) so I just used it on the 2.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Athletic
February 8, 2012
Such a fun dress!
Loved wearing this dress - the color and style is fun and flirty. I ordered a size 12 after reading a review that said it was tight in the hips. The hips fit me fine but the size 12 was very big in the top. However, I made it work by taking the black sash and wrapping it around my waist for more definition, as well as wearing on of the sleeves more off the shoulder than in the picture.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
February 19, 2012
Night Out
I rented this dress for a night out. It was pretty on but a little uncomfortable to wear. The top of the dress was baggy while the bottom was very fitted. I had a hard time keeping the dress on my shoulders and found myseld adjusting that all night long. The black sash on the shoulder is removeable and I did not wear it with the dress.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 2, 2012
Having only a week’s notice to find a dress for a black tie event, I turned to RTR. Originally I ordered a 4, my usual size, but remembering that I had recently shed a few pounds I figured I'd order the complimentary second size in a 2, just in case. Thank goodness RTR sends you two sizes because I was swimming in the 4 and probably could have even fit into a 0. The 2 did the trick though and I felt gorgeous at an event that I had no time to shop for.
Photos don't do this dress justice. The way it drapes and folds simply aren’t easily caught on camera. That said, I absolutely love this dress. Brown can be such a difficult color to wear but the shade of the color, the sparkle of the sequins and the texture created by the reversible sequin fabric just made this so flattering. After reading some of the reviews saying that shoulders fell off I decided to tape the neckline in place, just a small piece of tape on the top of each shoulder, and had no issues with it. I received loads of compliments and felt very elegant in this at a black tie event. Heads-up: Being 5’4” with a somewhat athletic frame, the hemline came to just above my knees & the bottom did not fit as tightly as it’s shown on the model.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 174lbs
August 17, 2012
this dress made me feel like a celebrity on the town.
This dress was the absolute perfect dress to wear to my Girl's Bight Out!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Apple
August 22, 2012
Birthday Dress Flop
I have larger thighs and it was too clingy didnt fit right anywhere else. The chest area was to baggy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 2, 2012
Birthday Glam.
I rented this dress for my own birthday party, and it was the perfect outfit for the birthday girl! I loved the slim fit on the bottom with the loose fit on the top. The color is stunning in person and such a unique metallic shine. This will be one of those dresses I rent more than once.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
September 3, 2012
ringing in the new year in this amazing dress!
rang in the new year with this one. didn't exactly wear it the way the model did, but still got lots of compliments. loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
September 4, 2012
Tighter than it looks
Although gorgeous, it did not move at all. I thought the fabric would be stretchy so I could pull it on with ease, but once it hit my bottom it stopped. If you have a little extra in the back, go up a size because this has no give! Also, it is a little heavy feeling.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 5, 2011
Photo op. Photo op. Photo op.
I had to wrestle a little bit to get this dress over my chest but once it was on I didn't want to ever take it off! SO many compliments! And it was very very comfortable.
LizDecember 11, 2012
Looks great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
September 19, 2012
Perfect with a bump.
I wore this for a winter wedding with a 3 month baby bump! There was room and it was festive and amazing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
September 20, 2012
Didn't end up wearing
I ended up not wearing this dress because it was a little awkard fitting and the other dress I received was a better fit. It's very shiny though, just not right for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
September 27, 2012
Great Color!!
I didn't end up wearing this dress because I thought that the top part was a bit too big and I didn't feel like messing around with lots of double stick tape to get it to stay in a good place. I ended up wearing my back-up dress. I Loved the color, but wish the top was a little more fitted.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
September 30, 2012
Everyone commented on my dress all night long!
It runs rather large. I definitely had to wear the 2 and it was almost falling off. Since it is beaded it was heavy, and I don't have wide hips so I couldn't hold up the bottom half well. Still was an awesome dress and easy to dance in.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
October 10, 2012
It fit perfectly and it was a hit!
My friend ( rented this from my account was unsure about renttherunway, but she took a chance and she doesn't regret it!! We are both already looking for another dress for our formal next month
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
October 16, 2012
Loved it
Great dress for my apple body shape. I wore it to a bachelorette party. I said it runs small because I have a smaller bottom half and the bottom of this dress was quite tight on me. I think if someone was not apple shaped, they would definitely need to go up a size. I didn't wear the black sash around one of the shoulders and used the provided fashion tape to hold the dress up since I was wearing a regular bra and not strapless (I was breastfeeding at the time and only had nursing bras). I used the sash as a belt to help define my waist since it was kind of lost in the larger top.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 25, 2012
I wore this to the Tony Awards! Everyone kept telling me how great I looked!
The scoop neck is wider than expected so it slides a little bit and the bow didn't really help it stay still. It definitely grabs your booty if you want to show it off. It's a whole lot of brown sequins when you are just holding it but once you try it on it becomes a whole another dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
November 4, 2012
I really loved the reaction this dress got!
It is very fitted through the hips, and loose on top. I'm not very busty so the top was more of a problem than the bottom! It was comfortable, but the tie on the shoulder would not stay tied for very long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
November 5, 2012
Subtle sparkles!
I rented this for my friend to wear, so I'm writing this on her behalf. The dress looked great but was kind of hard to get in and out of--there's an internal band that cinches pretty snug that made it tricky. The tie on the shoulder was necessary, as it looked kind of slumpy without it. The copper sparkles were really pretty and photographed great all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 24, 2012
Looks comfortable, but isn't
I didn't wind up wearing this dress, because even though the top looks relaxed and comfortable it is actually pretty restricting. There is a sheath underneath that restricts the outer sequenced dress, so it doesn't fall naturally.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 10, 2012
Runs large, a bit uncomfortable, but a very pretty dress.
I'm pear shaped, so the dress was perfect on the bottom but I was swimming in the top portion. I had to keep adjusting it throughout the night. It was a bit itchy too, but overall it looked great and I was happy with how everything turned out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
December 16, 2012
Great dress.
I ordered this dress for a formal Christmas party and got SO many compliments on it.... I love the silhouette of the dress and the bronze sequins are not the typical black and gold we see this time of year. I think the dress FITS true to size (there is a lining inside that fits way more snug than the dress) but because of the silhouette, it did look a little big on me because the top has a blousy shape. Overall a great dress, although I do think it may overwhelm extra petite girls.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 17, 2012
Not bad.
Putting this dress on over my head, I wasn't able to get it past my hips! Definitely runs a little small on the bottom, and doesn't have any stretch to it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 30, 2012
Someone told me I looked like a movie star--it made my night.
The dress was heavier than I was expecting because of all the sequins. Totally worth it, though. Great dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
January 2, 2013
Didn't end up wearing this dress
I didn't end up wearing this dress for several reasons, first was the size. I rented a four with fit me on the legs/thights/waist but was very large on the top. I had all this extra material that transformed the dress into a "garbage bag" look. Second, there is a string that runs on the back of the dress from should to shoulder, but it incredibly annoying and tacky looking. It was literally riding up my neck. Third, the color for me was just all wrong, I have tan/olive skin and this dress was not flattering. If you have skinny legs and a wide upper back, large chest then this is the perfect dress for you, but not for me! Enjoy!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 2, 2013
Didn't love the dress.
There are big patches of missing sequins, which may have been intentional. The top is very scratchy around the arms, especially while sitting. The bottom is extremely tight. My waist is about 33" and my hips 41" and it fit, but it was a struggle to get on and took some getting used to. I'm 5'5 and it was definitely a mini. I had some trouble figuring out how the waist and hip area was supposed to lay.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143lbs
January 2, 2013
Great NYE Party Dress!
I absolutely loved this dress for the party I hosted on New Years Eve. I got tons of compliments and it was the perfect dress for the occasion. I will say that I was a little late to order the dress and when I called a few days before the party, the RTR Representative suggested that since they were out of a size 6 that I size down to a size 4. The RTR Representative was great - really helpful and offered other options and provided excellent customer service, but the dress was definitely a tight fit. It's lose on top so it wasn't a huge deal...but I really had to squeeze to get it over my hips/butt and couldn't take big steps when I walked - so I would say plan on the size you normally wear because I think the 6 would have been perfect. Also - on the model it looks like there is some extra fabric hanging down from her left shoulder, that wasn't the case on my dress. The left side of the dress was essentially sleeveless and the top fits as an off the shoulder dress. Overall though this was a great dress and I had great customer service getting it. This was my first time using RTR and I definitely am going to use it again. The dress came the day after I ordered it, delivered to my door in a really nice garment bag on a hanger. So all I had to do was hang it up and wait for the party. The packaging also came with the return bag and RTR emailed me to remind me to send everything back (which was really helpful) so when I was done I just folded it up, put it into the pre-posted packaging, and threw it into a UPS mail box. SO easy. I definitely would suggest RTR to anyone looking for a great dress and great customer service!
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