Shining Armour Dress

$50 rental
$450 retail

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Stylist Notes

Get gorg in gold sequins for the party! This blouson dress by Sachin + Babi is an easy option to glitter through the night.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - elastic at natural waist allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra. Attached slip.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, 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 backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - elastic at natural waist allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra. Attached slip.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Product Details

Gold sequins on mesh (100% nylon). Cap sleeves. V-neckline. Keyhole back with button closure. Straight skirt with bloussant front. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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212 reviews
Fit
Large26
True to Size141
Small29
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 2, 2016
Gatsby Party
I purposefully ordered this in a larger size than I normally wear because the 20's were not a form fitting decade. It worked perfectly for the occasion. If you have a 20's event to go to, order up for a looser "flapper" look.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
December 21, 2015
Lots of Compliments!
I really liked this dress! Everyone said I looked like a flapper. The size 6 was unavailable , but I would assume this would have fit me better than the 8. The slip was showing above the v neck, but again if I wore the 6 maybe that wouldn't have been the case.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
December 17, 2015
Get ready for the gushing...
I didn't get a full-length picture! UGH! And I regret it deeply because this dress is DIVINE! I am not one to like to be the center of attention, but this dress is a head-turner. It garnered compliments all. night. long. It's easy to wear - no special bra required - and fun. The sequins did catch on my hair all night. After a few drinks, I didn't notice it much. So consider low updo - nothing too fussy though b/c the dress is enough. I wore vintage-looking chandelier earrings and nude D'Orday heels to round it out. No other jewelry b/c the dress is enough. Now about the sizing... it's supposed to be a little blousy, so when people say that it "runs large", it doesn't really. It's totally true to size. In fact, I wish I'd done a size up in my backup rather than down to see if it would have fit better. On me because I'm a busty girl, the 8 fit everywhere but my chest was a little snug. So I totally would have gone up for that and to make it look the way it should. Other than that, it was perfect!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
December 16, 2015
Perfect for a 1920's themed party
Loved this dress. I received so many compliments. It was perfect for the 1920's themed holiday party i went to. I ordered both the 4 and 6. The 4 overlay fit perfect but the slip was a little tight. I swapped out the slip for the 6 and it was great.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
December 13, 2015
Perfect for a 1920's themed party!
The dress was beautiful and I had a lot of compliments. I thought it was a little big around the midsection and I had to scrunch up the band in the middle a little so it would flatter my figure a bit more. Overall, I liked the dress, it was comfortable, and the sequins didn't give me a hard time getting stuck to anything.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
December 9, 2015
Chose this dress for a Gatsby themed bridal shower. It was perfect!
The fit and style and color were all great. I liked that the waist is elastic and the top kind of folds over the tummy area! :)
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 18
November 23, 2015
Classy, shorter formal dress
I wore this for my school's homecoming dance. It was definitely easy to move in and fairly comfortable. If you are taller (like I am) I would definitely recommending going with a larger size if you can wear multiple sizes. I can work either a 4 or a 6 depending on the brand, and while the dress length itself was totally fine, the slip barely covered my butt. Luckily one of my friends had a back-up. Otherwise was a lovely dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
November 10, 2015
Stunning
This dress was everything I wanted-comfortable, easy to wear and made a statement. I felt so pretty in the dress and the compliments continued throughout the evening. To note, the slip underneath the dress is slim fitting, but the sheath on top is more roomy. If I were to rent again, I would have ordered the size 4 and 6 and used the size 6 slip with the size 4 sheath. The elastic was a bit shot, so it was hard to bunch around my waist, plus it was a bit roomy so it hard to settle on my hips. It was not a dealbreaker in the least, and I felt fabulous! Would rent again!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 21, 2015
Rented for my companies Gatsby themed party & it was perfect!
This dress fit perfectly and was VERY comfortable...I was able dance all night! I received lots of compliments.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 18, 2015
Random strangers approached me throughout the night to compliment the dress!
The fit was perfect. Not too tight and overall a very comfortable dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 8, 2015
Stunning birthday freebie!
I loved this dress! I planned a nice dinner out with friends for my birthday and enjoyed this freebie as part of RTR Pro. It was comfortable, fun, and photographed great! It ran a little big, so I wore the bigger slip for length and the smaller dress. Wish I owned this one!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
October 2, 2015
Perfect "vintage" look for the Historical Society Gala!
This dress was really easy to wear, no special undergarments needed! I got a TON of compliments and felt great. My only complaint is the waistline. I wish there was a way to sinch it a bit. I lack hips so instead of it sitting on my hips, it just kept falling long which was not nearly as flattering.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
September 23, 2015
I LOVED this dress! I lost count of the amount of compliments I received, while wearing it.
I ordered a size 8, and a size 6 for back up. Thankful I ordered the back up, as that is the one I wore. The size 6 fit amazing (ran big in my opinion).
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
September 16, 2015
So flattering!
I got so many complements on this dress for my rehearsal dinner! I loved it. Comfortable and still sexy. I really enjoyed this dress and would love to own it!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 13, 2015
Love this dress!
I rented this dress for a friend's wedding. I absolutely loved this dress- the slip and the dress both had a bit of spandex material which made them fit great. I got so many compliments on this dress- I would definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 24, 2015
Glam!
Rented for 1920's themed wedding, the dress was exactly what I expected it to be. Based on the other reviews I read, I'm glad I went with a 6, as the 4 was too tight around the waist. This dress makes you feel stunning and it's comfortable to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 37
August 23, 2015
I rented this dress for an awards ceremony and party.
I got compliments on this dress all night. One woman told me it was maybe the best dress she'd EVER seen. :)
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
August 19, 2015
This dress was perfect for a Seattle summer wedding with a 1920s theme! Fancy yet fun!
While the dress fit perfectly, the lining did not. I had to use my own tank/dress camisole, otherwise the lining pulled and squashed my chest.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 14, 2015
Stunning & distinctive
Rented for a 1920s Jazz lawn festival. Didn't want to be yet another ordinary fringed flapper & this was perfect! Lotsa compliments. Great detail. The dress has two pieces - a slip & sheer dress with sequins. Even the slip has extraordinary detail: adjustable straps & pin tucking. The dress drapes beautifully. Sequins don't scratch & are beatific. They're matted & more bronze than gold. Classy! Not gimmicky & renting for a wine event next week!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
August 12, 2015
Great MOB dress!
I ordered 3 dresses to choose from to wear to my daughters wedding. This one fit my DD bust and looked pretty good so that makes it a winner! Tons of complaints, everyone enjoys that:)
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
August 4, 2015
Perfect dress for a summer wedding
This was my first time using Rent the Runway, and it was absolutely fantastic. The dress arrived quickly and fit perfectly. I didn't even try the bigger size. The dress itself was great. Pros: true to size, beautiful detail, formal but still very comfortable (could dance in it all night, no problem). Con: not the most figure flattering, as it's kinda a boxy shape, but still a cute dress nonetheless.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
August 3, 2015
Unique, comfortable dress
The dress fit comfortably & is really unique looking. I literally just put it on and left the house- didn't need to adjust anything or wear any special undergarments. I got lots of compliments throughout the night. It's definitely more of a pretty dress than a sexy dress- it's pretty conservative.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
July 24, 2015
Flashy, fun and classy.
This dress is versatile from dressy to dressed up casual. I wore this with glitzy gladiator sandals for a summer look at the theater. The underslip runs very small, thus the size 8 underslip went with the size 6 overlay. I am curvy and it hid any "extra" curves which I loved.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
July 5, 2015
Gorgeous dress for a night out
Beautiful dress, got so many compliments! My only issue was the elastic had no stretch left in it so it was not possible to pull the dress up for more fitted waist. Fortunately for me I was going for more of a 1920's vibe so it was pretty perfect.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
July 3, 2015
Would rent this dress again.
was very flattering and didn't have any drawbacks.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
June 23, 2015
Wore this to an intimate NYC wedding. Was perfect for the occasion and received tons of compliments
The fit was true to size. No cons that I can think of.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 15, 2015
I received a number of complements!
The waist was a bit big. I had to tie a rope around to keep it in the right place. But overall the dress was great.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Age: 41
June 6, 2015
Many comments on this dress. Classy dress all the way!
Fit is true to size. Beautiful color. #8thgradedance
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 1, 2015
Beautiful design but difficult fit
I rented this dress for my recent graduation and ordered both a 6 and an 8. The 6 fit me, but was simply not very flattering. I believe with the drop waist style of this dress it is more flattering if it blouses a bit. So I ended up wearing the 8; however, by the end of the evening, the dress had stretched out a bit and was hanging on me and was not at all flattering. Perhaps if I had worn the smaller size it would have held up better over the course of the evening. It was a beautiful dress, but just didn't quite fit my body.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119lbs
May 25, 2015
The gold detail!
This dress was exactly what I hoped it would be! Perfect for a wedding in New Orleans with a metallic and navy theme. The slip was a bit short but was not a problem. The gold detail is beautiful! Never felt too hot, material was comfortable and easy to move in. It was a hit!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 12, 2015
Easy to dance in, Yet dressy enough for Black Tie
I got the last available size, which was a 4, i'm definitely a 6. It still worked. Elastic waist was a life saver. With the right heels and hair it felt dressy enough for a May-afternoon Black Tie Wedding.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 10, 2015
Great customer service, quality of the dress & ease of return. I can't wait to rent my next dress!
The dress has great reviews & I was so excited for it to arrive. Then it exceeded my wishes! Comfortable, unique style, & classy! This dress is a show stopper.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 8, 2015
Perfect for a Roaring 20's / Prohibition Theme Party
We said goodbye to my 20's with a prohibition theme party and this dress was perfect - felt modern and pretty but went with the theme. The lining is completely separate from the sheath so I wore a black slip underneath instead of the nude. Better for winter skin tone!! The dress is very comfortable but the elastic at the waistband shifted around a bit during the night. I'm happier with how I look in some pics vs. others based on what's happening at my waist!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
April 28, 2015
I loved the dress and got many compliments.
I loved the dress and got many compliments. The slip felt a little too short but it didn't look too short. The sequins scratched under my arms a bit but it wasn't even noticeable until the next day. Based on the reviews, I wanted this dress in a size 2 but it was not available. I ordered a 4 with a 0 as my backup size. I was then told the 0 was unavailable so I was sent a 2 in a similar dress. It was generally the same dress but the sequins and slip were pink. Strangely, the 2 felt bigger than the 4. I ended up wearing the 4 in the original style I picked (cream color slip and bronze sequins) because the color was more flattering on me. I would recommend this dress and will definitely be using rent the runway again.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 26, 2015
Boyfriend loved the dress.
Fit perfectly, I'm always a little cautious around sequins, but this was nice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 24, 2015
Great dress!!! It was perfect for the wedding and 1930's masquerade old hollywood glam party!
I ordered the 4 & 6 but the 4 was a little too short! The six overlay did stretch out a lot as the night went on but it was fine!! Great dress for the whole evening and I got so many compliments! I would have kept this dress if I Could have!! Super comfortable and would recommend it to anyone!!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 20, 2015
Fun dress to wear! Tons of compliments!
Loved wearing this dress--it's forgiving in the waistline, comfortable to move around in, and random people stopped me to compliment the dress. Would rent this one again for sure!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
April 12, 2015
Great dress for my sorority ball, matched the classy venue and got compliments the whole night.
Very comfortable and super easy to dance in. My only complaint is that the sequins on the sleeves slightly irritated my arms after a while, but it was minimal and I didn't notice it during the event.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 12, 2015
Better without the slip! Wear it as a tunic. Super cute with a tank under it and leggings
I wasn't crazy about the dress itself and wasn't even going to wear it but then I tried it with a white tank it actually looked really cute. With the slip it made me look bland and didn't do anything for my figure. Other than that the tunic part is really beautiful. The white tank really made the design pop.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
April 11, 2015
beautiful dress! Loved it, got so many compliments. So comfortable to wear all night!
Pros- very comfortable, doesn't ride up when you sit down Cons- none!
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