Espresso Shimmer mini

$36 to buy
$595 retail
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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

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
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 3, 2013
Great dress, runs large on top, missing the sash
I ordered this dress for my NYE event and was super excited about it. I ordered a 10 and a 12 because I read that it ran tight in the hip/butt area (and it does!) but only the 10 was available. There is NO GIVE in the fabric, so it requires wiggling to get in but looks KILLER on. The top of the dress runs VERY large and without the sash (it wasn't sent with the dress) was difficult to get it to look right. I thought about using a broach but wasn't sure about poking holes in the dress. Ended up wearing my back-up dress which I liked alright but got lots of compliments on (Share the Love Dress).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 5, 2013
Sparked a lot of conversation!
This dress was truly beautiful and sparked so much conversation. I liked it for the most part, though would caution that it can billow around the stomach and you may have to adjust it slightly. The neckline was also slight wider than I would have liked, but for one night in Robert Rodriguez it was perfection.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 135lbs
February 7, 2013
Not the best pick...
I chose this as my second rental for my birthday, and got 2 sizes. Both fit in an awkward way, and I ended not wearing this dress at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
November 27, 2012
Ran Small
Wouldn't fit down over my boobs.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
September 26, 2013
Very sparkly but...
This dress was ok. It's very pretty, but heavy, difficult to move in, and baggy in weird places. The sequins also make it kind of itchy!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
January 2, 2014
It is a BEAUTIFUL garment for sure!
This dress was just stunning. My only problem is I had such a hard time getting it over my busty area. I have a large top half and long thin legs. So the skirt fit amazing. I ended up taking it to a seamstress and having an invisible zipper put in to make it easier to wear. I wish the designer thought of it! All in all it as an AMAZING dress. I will be coming to RTR first before every event. I loved it! I love it even more now that I can get into it without having to break out circus acts.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 6, 2014
Perfect dress for my bachelorette party!
I loved this dress. It was perfect for a night out for my bachelorette party
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 10, 2014
Perfect for a New Year's Eve Wedding. :-)
I wore this to a New Year's Eve wedding. The sequins made it perfect for that. I found that this dress ran a little big for me. There wasn't a smaller size available for such a busy night. It fit ok but I was messing with the shoulders all night. Perhaps if I was a little more endowed in the bust area this wouldn't have been a problem. Otherwise, it was a fun dress and a fun night. :-)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
January 5, 2012
Everyone loved the dress, and I got a lot of compliments.
I rented this dress for NYE and ordered a 6 and an 8 I am 5'2 and a curvy woman, but never have an issue with a size 6 where ever I may be shopping. My bust is a 34D and the top part of this dress fit fine, however the bottom was a little too tight in that I was afraid it might not fit. However, with the help of spanks it did. It was very cute, but this dress has no stretch in it at all. I would def. rent a dress from this site again, but maybe a less form fitting dress. All in all turned out okay.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
December 30, 2013
Beautiful dress!!!!
Was a little itchy and heavy, and also came a little late, but RTR was very kind about everything!!!! Overall, in love with the dress and will definitely rent again!!!! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
June 1, 2014
Did not wear
Unfortunately I was not able to wear this dress. I was suppose to wear it for NYE, but this dress did not arrive on time. I did not even try it on when it arrived. RTR apologized and gave me my credit back and a discount on my next rental.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
November 14, 2010
Comfortable but didn't stay on my shoulders. Got lot's of compliments.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
January 4, 2011
This dress is gorgeous but the fit is a little off. It's a great fit from the bottom, but from the top its very big. If you're going to rent the dress, definitely rent one size smaller. Beautiful detailing and a very comfortable and giving dress, but I had to keep adjusting the dress from the shoulders. Probably best to rent at an event where there's no dancing, then you'll be adjusting your dress all night. Overall a beautiful dress, but be cautious when choosing your sizes.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
March 1, 2011
I absolutely loved this dress, as did everyone at the event I wore it to! The looseness on top can sometimes be an issue if the top part isn't hanging right, but I just tied a little knot in the back ribbon and it worked perfectly!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
August 5, 2011
The dress was beautiful but it was very hard to put it on and take it off because this dress doesn’t have any zippers. U literally have to squeeze yourself in.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 27, 2011
I couldn't really figure this dress out. It was REALLY tight on the bottom and REALLY big on the top. It just didn't look right on me, luckily my first choice worked out!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
October 12, 2011
This dress was FABULOUS and I got a lot of compliments on it. It didn't come with the black decorative straps on the left shoulder shown in the photo though so dont get too excited about them ;) I let the dress hang low down on one shoulder- a-symmetrical style, since I didnt want to deal with the issue of the black strap that is there to keep both shoulders in place and I wanted it to be shorter than it fell on my average frame so i kept shimmiying the dress up to make it more sexy since it fell about mid thigh for my height but wanted a Mini. Loved it tho and ended up going with my larger back-up size since it was really fitted on the hips. Great dress though for sure!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 16, 2012
Too big. Looked frumpy
I am glad I picked the option for a second dress because this one was way to big and looked frumpy on me.I am normally an 8 (so I ordered and 8 and a 10 just to be safe) but the 6 would have been a much better fit. My second dress worked though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 103lbs
December 20, 2012
Funky and fun, but be sure the size is correct.
I rented this one as an alternate and ended up going with the other choice (Quilted Shoulder Chain Dress) because my husband thought it was sexier. This dress has a lot of material and feels kinda heavy, although not too much. The way it drapes can be good if you want to hide bulges and such. If you're looking for figure flattering, I'd say choose something else. If you're looking for trendy, fun, happy, and eye-catching, this one would be great, though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
July 5, 2015
Great fit and very comfortable.
Tighter in the thighs but overall great fit.
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