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Alexa Peplum Dress
Rental $45 Retail $340
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This dress is beyond dinner party chic. The white peplum will be be such a great change of pace for the night! Simple pair with Ciner’s Baroque Empress Bib.
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White cotton (100% cotton). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Open back with button closure. Pencil skirt with peplum at waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.
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This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Madeline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2423
Feb 19, 2014
Bridal shower perfection.
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for my bridal shower. I got so many compliments. The dress runs to size and fit great. Its a thicker material so it was great for a February shower. I would definitely get this dress again.
Whitney
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7434
Oct 15, 2013
This dress was perfect for my wedding rehearsal and dinner.
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was a little tight across the bust but it was the right kind of elegance for the affair.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5433
Oct 8, 2013
Peplum is flattering!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Perfect for my bridal shower. Thicker fabric than you may think, but it made the white really flattering and easy to wear. The peplum does amazing things to hide any tummy too! Overall it was comfortable with a little stretch, just a little shorter than I would have liked and I certainly needed the larger back up size.
Bre
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Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6533
Oct 7, 2013
I felt confident in this dress and it was perfect for my bridal shower!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
When I first received this dress, it unfortunately had a distinct smell of moth balls. I've rented from RTR before and have NEVER had this issue so after I called to inform them of the situation, the same dress was sent to me overnight to ensure I received it for my shower. RTR has amazing customer service and the second dress was perfect. The material of this dress is very thick and can be difficult to move with your body at times, but it photographs well and was good for a September bridal shower. I actually rented this same necklace in jade last year and fell in love, so I went ahead and bought it in peach for my shower (my wedding color is peach!). I usually wear a size 8 or 10, and since the material is thick I sized up.
Dina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 3423
Oct 7, 2013
Great bridal shower dress!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Love the peplum style!! I normally wear a 2 in Shoshanna dresses, this one had a thick, corduroy type material with no stretch at all. I wore the 4 and was much more comfortable. Got a lot of compliments, it was the perfect bridal shower dress.
Kate
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Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3434
Aug 23, 2013
Dinner and drinks
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my bachelorette party. I LOVED it. I felt like a million bucks in it.
Alyssa
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Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3423
Aug 12, 2013
Great bridal shower dress!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I wore this to my bridal shower and everyone loved it! I will admit that the fabric was not quite what it appears in the photo. I was expecting something softer, but this material was a little stiffer (even though it did have a little stretch), and it almost felt a little like corduroy. Everyone loved the peplum shape, which I was a little nervous about, but decided once it was on, it made my waist look a little narrower (I like to think!). Everyone raved about it and no one could believe it was a rental. Very cute dress!
TennGal
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2523
Jul 31, 2013
Perfect dress for a summer party!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Perfect dress for a summer party. The dress is solid white (it has a subtle texture). It is a heavy fabric but not hot. I did need to press it off when I received it, but it wore beautifully all night.
Michelle
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3422
Jun 26, 2013
Post-baby, super flattering!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Between the 2 and the 4, I went with the 2. The material is pretty thick, so the size 4 felt like a lot of unnecessary material for me.
katie
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Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6434
Jun 20, 2013
Worn as my 2nd dress at my wedding reception!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Pros: flattering fit, photographs great. Cons: fabric was tough, both sizes came in pretty rough shape and looked like they had been machine washed, needed a lot of help to get the one I wore in wearable shape (not something I had budgeted time for 2 days before my wedding). Dress fit well through the waist and legs but was TIGHT around the rib cage-- I usually wear and 8 but was glad i went up a size- the 10 was still tight but I could at least zip it! I think I would stay away from this designer moving forward because of my chest size.
Caitlyn
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4333
Jun 14, 2013
Looking sophisticated and fabulous for graduation.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fantastic dress that left me feeling confident all day. The fit was mostly true to size, although it was a little baggy in the waist. Fabric does not have much give, and the skirt definitely needs steamed prior to wearing. This sophisticated dress has enough fun details (the fuller peplum and cut out back) that make it suitable for a variety of occasions. If I could buy this dress, I would!
Christy
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Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 8634
May 21, 2013
Loved the material, the size was good. It was so easy to assesorize with any colors.
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this for my daughter's high school graduation and not only did I feel great I had many compliments. The style was forgiving and worked with my body type. I HATE shopping so this (RTR) was the ideal situation-I will certainly use Rent the Runway again. My teenage daughters even approved of the dress and they are very picky.
Ashley
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5424
Apr 4, 2014
Run Way Too Small and Fabric Has No Give
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I really liked this dress and was excited when it came cuz it looked cute. I ordered a size 6, which is my normal size. For some reason, they sent me a size 8. Either way, I couldn't even get it on. The material is super thick, so it has no give at all and when I pulled it over my head, I could get it to go over my butt or thighs. I have worn numerous dresses from Rent the Runway and they have always been pretty true to size and I normally am able to do a 4 or a 6 just fine. The fact that this one was a size 8 and I couldn't even get it on tells me that this dress runs REALLY SMALL. If you want to order (which it is a very pretty dress), I suggest ordering 1 or ever 2 sizes larger than you normally wear. On another note....Rent the Runway was very helpful when I called to tell them it didn't fit. Their customer service is AMAZING.
Amanda
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3423
Mar 23, 2014
Runs small
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Didn't end up wearing this for my event (went with another dress I ordered) but this did run small. I normally wear a 2 and in this dress, I couldn't get the zipper up. The material is also very thick, which isn't a bad thing, but it is good to know. I'd certainly try it again, but go up one size!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3544
Mar 9, 2014
Bridal Shower pick!
Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress ran a little small so it was a but too tight for my event but the dress looks beautiful!
Kaitlyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 6433
Jan 7, 2014
Nice Dress - Runs WAY too small
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I'm giving this dress a 3 because I can see how it would work nicely for someone, but it did NOT work for me. I normally wear a 6-8 in dresses depending on the fit. I ordered an 8 and a 10 in this dress for my engagement party. I have an hourglass figure (but I am bigger in my hips and butt). I was able to get both the 8 and the 10 on and zipped, but it was WAY too tight on the legs and butt. RTR was great with trying to ship me the 12 - but I'm not sure it would have fit because the 10 was already too big in my ribcage/waist area. Overall, it was good quality - thicker material and more like a winter white - it would fit nicely on someone that doesn't have abig hips and a disproportionate small waist. RTR shipped me the wedding cake dress as a back up - which I loved and fit perfectly (in a size 6, go figure).
Camille
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4533
Dec 23, 2013
Great dress for anything!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this "just cuz" & am so glad I did! I wore it a few times - out to dinner, on a date & for drinks. Each time I paired it with different accessories & shoes & it felt like a new dress. It runs just a little bit small, but the size 6 was just right.
Diana
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4424
Dec 19, 2013
It was the perfect dress for an all White Christmas Party my fiancé and I attended this past wknd.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great fit ordered two sizes 2 & 4 - the size 2 was more of a cream color and it fit perfect however, the size 4 was white and it fit a little bit loose around my mid section but overall not too bad. I needed a white so I decided to go with the size 4. Material is thick and very comfortable. I wore it with a Kendra Scott Necklace.
Sarah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3423
Nov 21, 2013
True to size and looked great for the bride!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to my wedding shower and got tons of compliments. It ran true to size--I'd almost even dare to say it was a little big! I'm a 34C and the chest could've been a bit tighter but no complaints. I definitely wouldn't say "runs small" though. I'm just shy of 5'3, 110 lbs. Love this dress!
Lynne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5533
Oct 30, 2013
Classicly Chic
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Adorable Dress! I would have worn in a heartbeta but my fiance preferred the Monique Lhuillier dress I also rented. Can't go wrong, very elegant & classy with a flare from the open back. Love the dress!
Darcie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 8534
Oct 13, 2013
RUNS SMALL - Not for hourglass figure
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
This dress runs extremely small in the chest and hips. I wish I would have read the reviews more closely before renting it. It's not the kind of "runs small" where it's tight. It's the kind of "runs small" where there's no way you can zip it. I'm not convinced that going just one size up would have solved this problem. It's made for a straighter body than mine. Let me say that the dress is very beautiful with thick, striped fabric, and the photos only give you a taste of how unique the dress looks in person. Also, the RTR crew took good care of me. Even though I didn't get to wear this dress, the service this company provides made me feel okay about this rental experience.
K
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 4423
Oct 11, 2013
the 4 fit everywhere but the bust-came with stains
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It's white, so I wasn't expecting squeeky clean but was surprised at the black stains on the dress. Called and they gave me some $ back. I just had twins and am nursing so the 4 fit everywhere but the bust so I wore the 6. Very flattering-lots of compliments.
Jariya
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4523
Sep 26, 2013
Beautiful dress, just not for me
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I rented a 4 and a 6 in this and, unfortunately, neither one fit. I was able to squeeze myself into the 6, which would only work if I planned to stay standing all night. While the waist was tight (which made the peplum flair out way too much), the back was loose and the armholes were small. Stiff fabric if you wanted to wear in cooler weather. Very well made. I've worn plenty of Shoshanna dresses before and never had problems with fit. This one just had an odd fit overall.
PrettyinPink
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4534
Sep 9, 2013
Eh.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress was okay, but it is incredibly stiff. Think of it like a... what burlap bag. I initially fit into the size 2, however the stiffness of the dress made creases when I sat essentially stick. I decided to wear the 4 instead, but this one did the same thing. Despite everything, it looked great in pictures!
Mcs
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 3433
Aug 26, 2013
Beautiful but did not fit
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
The dress I ordered was not returned by the previous renter on time, so RTR sent me two replacement options instead, including this dress in size 2, which is my normal size. I loved the cut and material of this dress. The back is so cute! However, it just did not fit. The bottom was too tight, and the top was too loose (in tops I wear size 0-2, bottom size 2-4). On the right body it would be great, but not for me.
Alicia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6433
Aug 24, 2013
Hands down my favorite rental ever!!! Its classy, elegant, and fun. Totally Audrey Hepburn
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I normally wear a size 10 and I had to order a 12. The material is not stretchy and the material is thick. I LOVED how this dress fit me, I am curvy and it made my waist look tiny. I love it so much I am considering buying it. You can't go wrong with this dress.
Kara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6434
Jul 16, 2013
Rented for a corporate sales meeting
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Runs SO small.. I usually wear an 8-10, and got the 10 as my backup size and it felt like a 6! SO tight. Also didn't realize the fabric has some ribbing to it, and the arm holes are very small. Was so excited to wear this but it's just not for curvy girls...
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4543
Jul 14, 2013
Dinner Party Chic
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress and the AV MAX River Isis earrings for a semi-formal work dinner party. It was perfect for the event and coordinated great with the earrings! Typically I wear a size 4 in dresses (sometimes I wear a size 2 in tops). While I did wear the size 4 in this dress, it was very fitted. So if you are in between sizes or somewhat curvy, definitely size up. What I didn't expect: The fabric is thick, structured and textured. The weight and structure of the fabric help the dress hold its shape and make it flattering. The texture reminded me of corduroy - for lack of a better description. It's subtle and helps the dress lay smoothly, hiding any imperfections (especially for the back of the pencil skirt since its so fitted). I really enjoyed wearing this dress and would rent it again!
Cait
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 5443
Jun 24, 2013
Beware of this dress if you have a booty!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I was surprised to see other reviews saying this dress ran "true to size" or "large"... I ordered two sizes, a 6 (which I normally wear) and an 8 (just to be safe). They were both way too small! I could get them on, but they didn't look flattering at all. On top of that, another customer had apparently sewed the slit completely shut on the size 6. It was totally unwearable, even if it had fit right. I do not recommend this dress if you have anything resembling a booty -- pear shapes, athletic shapes, and hourglasses beware. Also, this fabric is textured and thicker than it appears in the image.
LaLa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5443
Jun 10, 2013
Amazing dress for my 10 year reunion. Fits perfectly - runs a smidge large!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I am a size 4 top half and a size 6 bottom half and this dress fit amazingly as a 4. It was a little tight around the arm pits but not terrible. Also one thing to note - is this dress is very textured - I couldn't tell that in the picture. Because it fit me so well, I would say this runs a little large. But I got amazing compliments and wished that I owned this dress. I wore this to a 10 year high school reunion this Summer - and it was the perfect option for a Summer party. One thing too note, the slit in the back is a little high - mine ripped a little and apparently I was giving people a show!
ray ray
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
May 29, 2013
Just so so
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress had thick stretchy material. I liked it but I wasn't a fan of how the bust looked, and the peplum wasn't as nice as it looks in the picture. It was sorta big and awkward. Luckily this was my back up dress. However, fit was perfect except the bust area.
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