Chic Happens Dress

$100 rental
$595 retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent and fall in love with this Sachin + Babi dress. The unique fabric and unexpected sheer details give it a playful vibe! Mix and match bangles like the Chamak by Priya Kakkar's Smoky Mirror Bangle Set then complete this look with the Whiting and Davis' Black Mesh Clutch.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust and can not be worn with a standard bra due to the sheer back
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: should be worn with a NuBra due to sheer back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, 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 (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust and can not be worn with a standard bra due to the sheer back
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: should be worn with a NuBra due to sheer back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Purple striped crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with mesh yoke. Full skirt with sheer mesh hem. Sheer mesh back paneling. Exposed back zipper. Lined (100% silk). 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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27 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(20)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 22, 2014
Fun and original dress with a fabulous neckline and sheer back
I rented this dress for a winter wedding in Chicago. Great purple color, the overlay material was fun, and the sheer sections were sexy. I LOVED the back. I received compliments all night from people, it was a big hit. My ONLY complaint was that when the dress arrived, it showed up looking a little rough around the hem line. I actually called RTR customer service, and they were very helpful. They did say that the dress did not really "hold up that well, with wear." It looked like the dress was a good quality dress, but with the delicate nature of the material in the sheer sections it was just prone to damage with extended wear/multiple rentals. I was slightly disappointed with the condition because the hem made it look worn, but I didn't have enough time for them to send something else. Ultimately, I ended up having to wear it anyway (honestly, it was insured and I told the girl over the phone I was going to do it before I did so I don't feel bad sharing this, but I cut the few centimeters of gross fallen hem off the top netting before heading to the wedding... I tried fashion tape to hold it up first, but that failed because it was too small in width to stay up and the netting material wasn't conducive to the Hollywood fashion tape hem.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 12, 2013
Pretty Dress. Better viewed from the back.
The dress was very pretty and I got a lot of compliments. The back is beautiful but the front is a little boring. The netting at the top and the back of the dress is very delicate and there were a few holes and snags in it (but nothing too noticeable). The worst part about the dress is the zipper in the back, which puckers very badly once zipped up. I tried to tape it down but it would not stay. Overall, it is a pretty dress but there are probably better ones on the site :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 8, 2013
It ended up being too small :(
did not wear the dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 4, 2013
Loved this dress!
I was able to try this dress on but I didn't actually wear it. I am excited to rent it for an upcoming event. I thought it was really cute. It fit perfectly on the top and flared out nicely over my hips. I think it runs small because I am usually a 6 on top (8 on bottom) and the 8 fit. I felt really cute in it even though it doesn't do much for my small chest. It still is flattering overall!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 15, 2013
Disappointed, but great service!
It seems the universe didn't want me to have this dress, and when I got it I was a bit disappointed (so I know why!). First, they didn't have my backup size, and since the dress doesn't have stretch I had to get a backup size in a different dress. On the model it looks really cute and has just the right amount of sexy without throwing it in your face. Unfortunately when I got the dress, there were several holes in the mesh of the back (including one really big one you can't ignore). I tried it on anyway, to see how noticeable the holes were and to see how the fit was, and in addition to the holes being super obvious, the zipper rippled a lot and looked really awkward. This is NOT a dress for those of us with a short torso. THAT SAID - my experience with Rent the Runway was still fabulous. They stylists were proactive in making sure I got a backup dress when my backup size wasn't available, and they sent me a new dress overnight which was amazing. The stylist patiently sat on the phone with me while I (freaking out) tried to figure out which new dress to get. I will continue to use RTR as long as I can!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
January 23, 2013
Pretty, but ill-fitting
From the front, this dress looks great. But from the back, there are serious problems with the zipper. It buckles up and is a lumpy line against your back, instead of lying flat. I wore this for my 30th birthday party and wish this didn't have such a serious design flaw. A size 2 was loose on me, and I am on the large size of a 2; be sure to order down if you get this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 19, 2013
Amazing Dress
I love this dress. I wore it for a party, and it fit really well and was very comfortable. It's a little on the short side, but still a good length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 16, 2013
Loved this dress!
This dress was super comfortable and fit really well. I definitely recommend renting it! I was getting compliments all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
January 1, 2013
Cute dress, but bigger than expected.
The dress was definitely cute and the back was very sexy. I was able to dance all night and it was very comfortable. However, it didn't hang quite right. I usually wear a size 2-4, rented a size 2, and it was still too big. The waist puffed out a little high, so it made me look like I had a pooch and the skirt was longer than it looks on the model. Overall, it was fine, but I didn't look as sexy as I would have liked to.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
December 26, 2012
Having a fabulous dress for my 10-year-anniversary party.
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this dress. It was light, easy to wear and modern. It's a complicated material without being a difficult dress. It's sort of a stiffer, light netting, so the dress really flares. It was by far my favorite dress to wear, and the only one in which I wanted to purchase it after wearing it. I did not wear a bra, obviously, the back was sheer and you can actually get away with it when you have the small B-cups I have. Other women may opt for the chicken cutlets that can stick to you.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 13, 2012
The perfect blend of cute and sexy!
The back is so scandalous...I got so many complements throughout my dinner/date night. I styled with a thin black belt to show my waist line, but besides that very comfy and easy to wear! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 13, 2012
Awesome dress and fun night
I got tons of compliments on this dress during the event and even the day after! It was demure enough for a formal work cocktail party from the front but the back was fun and unique. The fit was flattering and awesome. The only issue is that both the size 4 and 6 had small tears on the mesh back when they arrived from RTR. Customer service was great. I will be doing RTR again soon!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
December 7, 2012
Wore this for a friend's holiday party and it was a show stopper!
The fit was true to size and the color was a beautiful vibrant purple. The open back was so fun but I will echo what other reviewers have said before - the zipper does not lie flat once you get the dress on. I liked the fullness of the skirt - made this a perfect party dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 2, 2012
Beautiful dress! I got so many compliments and gloated all night that it was rented! I love RTR!!
This was my first experience with RTR and I would definitely use the service again! The dress fit perfectly. The color is amazing and the length was perfect. I paired it with the Diane von Furstenburg Gold Tonda Metallic Clutch and I let the stylists pick out my accessory for the evening. They chose the Kenneth Jay Lane Polished Cyrstal Drop Earrings and it matched perfectly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 28, 2012
I loved it! It was perfect for my homecoming and it stood out among the rest of the dresses!
It fit perfectly at the waist (size 4) and it flowed out nicely over my hips. The color was super flattering and the sheer back was hot. The only thing was that you need to wear a stick on bra, which I wouldn't recommend for bigger chested girls. Overall, I loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
November 25, 2012
Great Color
I rented this for a night out in NYC (our vacation from Denver) with friends. It was flirty, fun, not too dressy and a great color for fall. It was a flattering fit and I loved the sheer back and tier stye skirt. I'd recommend it :) It's easy to wear black shoes/accessorize with it, too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
November 12, 2012
I did not end up wearing this dress.
I didn't end up wearing this dress - I wore my backup dress. This dress was super cute but for someone 5'11, looking to wear the dress to a wedding it was WAY too short, like barely covered up the backside. I agree with what someone said previously - the zipper never really laid right and the extra straps for hanging the dress kept sliding to a visible spot through the mesh.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
November 7, 2012
My first girls night out as a new Mom made me feel youthful and gorgeous!!
I rented this for a friends wedding where I was making my first night out debut as a new mom! The color was brighter than the pictures and it really stood out in person . I wore tan shoes to make my legs go for days. The fit was perfect. There is no complaints. I will certainly rent again from RTR.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 5, 2012
Very sexy, flattering dress! Loved it, felt very feminine and flirty!
The dress is purple. Be warned! I thought that this adorable Sachin & Bibi dress was navy blue when I rented it. Luckily, I look good in darker jewel tones, so it worked. The dress fit my chest and was not too long for my petite frame. I wore it to a wedding with an RTR stylist and she said that it looked and fit "Great!". The back zipper bunched up if you did not keep pulling it down, but that did not bother me. I actually wore a beautiful black bra with a bandeau over it, so that I could take off my cardigan at the wedding. It was a huge success, everybody loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
November 2, 2012
Beautiful - but probably better on longer torsos!
I rented this dress for Halloween weekend. I wasn't sure what I was going to be, but I just wanted a cute dress to wear out! I think the dress is better suited to those without short torsos like me - the zipper wouldn't lay flat on the size 0 for me because the smallest part of the cut was hitting me at the widest part of my ribcage instead of lower on the waist, but the dress fit right everywhere else. I ended up wearing the 2 as the extra room helped the zipper to lay more flat. Although the back is open, the dress itself is not too revealing (was about knee length on me), so I think it would be appropriate for weddings or more formal affairs.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 25, 2012
I felt fab for the Rent the Runway party!
I wanted to find the perfect dress to wear to the party, especially important since it was a party FOR Rent the Runway! I wasn't sure how crazy I would be about this dress, but I ended up loving it! I got a lot of compliments and all my friends at the office think I need to rent it again! I am usuall a size 4, but from reviews I ordered a size up. The dress fit perfectly and was actually very comfortable, not too tight or loose. I paired the dress with a leather jacket which gave it a little edge. The only thing about this dress, which you can see in one of my pics, is that the zipper bubbles down. I don't think it by any means makes the dress less desirable, but if you are meticulous about those things, it is good to know. All in all, loved the dress and had a great time in it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
October 23, 2012
Such a classy dress. The detail on this dress is fabulous. I felt wonderful in it!
The 4 fit me perfect. It just so happened that I received this dress as a last minute pick due to my other red dress that I ordered wasn't available in one of the sizes -- so i chose this one last minute as the 2nd dress to be sent as another possible option. LOVED IT. I wore it with black high heels and of course no bra due to the backing being open mesh. It was fine without a bra. I highly recommend this classy dress. Thanks RTR for being so on it!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
October 21, 2012
Adorable dress for my sister's birthday party!
I really liked this dress a lot. It was super comfortable and fit very well. The only con was that the zipper in the back bunched up and did not lay flat on my back at all but it was still a very cute dress. I added a black belt at my waist to block up at one-colored look for the front and it worked really well.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 139lbs
October 16, 2012
Amazingly comfortable dress!
I rented this dress approximately 3 days before the wedding event, and as a first time renter, I was highly impressed with the responsiveness of the Runway team. The dress arrived with the alternate option, and the first size fit me perfect. It was extremely comfortable and easy to have a good time in. I also enjoyed the skirt style at the bottom, for a pear shaped figure like myself, this style was very helpful in making me look slimmer than i actually i am. =). So i loved it!!! I didnt give 5 stars due to one pitfall- which was the string that usually comes on clothes in order to hang them- that part was kind of annoying because it kept on coming out through the back (which as you can note is see through)..other than that everything else was fine.
tammyOctober 16, 2012
I'm curious about the open back, did you wear a bra?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 14, 2012
AMAZING!
SO, I didn't even choose to rent this one. I had received 2 poor quality dresses and returned them immediately. Lindsay, a service rep at RTR helped me and chose this for me!!! It was amzing for me! I am very straight and narrow and it fit me great! I felt amazing in it. Thank you RTR and Lindsay for your amazing costumer service and assistance in ensuring that I looked amazing for my event! You have found a long term client in me!!!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 11, 2012
feeling the flow of the beautiful skirt on the dress. the dress really lent itself well
I felt that this dress had a REAL problematic design issue with the zipper. The zipper didn't lie flat on my back and it wasn't because it was too small. I actually fit into the 2 and that zipper was even worse. I would be really careful with this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
October 9, 2012
Looked and felt beautiful in this adorable full skirt style!
Has a sheer back so cannot wear a bra. Purchased Hollywood Fashion Tape's No Show Nipple Concealers. Was the perfect dress to wear to a birthday dinner party.
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