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Alexa Peplum Dress

$30 – $45 rental
$340 retail
Stylist Notes

This dress is beyond dinner party chic. The white peplum will be be such a great change of pace for the night!

Size & Fit

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".)

Product Details

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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143 reviews
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Small
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
August 1, 2017
Nice thick fabic
The high quality of the dress makes it look amazing! However, it runs very small. If you have curves, you may need to size up one or two sizes. The thick fabric makes the peplum lay beautifully but it also makes the zipper hard to get up. You may need help getting in this dress as the fabric does not give at all. Ended up not wearing it because I had such a struggle getting the dress on.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
July 13, 2017
Very cute but runs very small
I usually wear a 2 or 4 but could not zip this dress up. Will try to rent it one size up!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 3, 2017
Comically Small
I typically wear an 8, but often wear a size 6. This dress was very small -- I could barely get it to where my butt started, but there was no way it would have gone over my booty. It's super thick fabric so that may have been part of it. It's beautiful, but get a size larger for sure.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
June 28, 2017
Not a great fit for curves!
I typically wear a size 6 or 8 but the reviews made me nervous so I did the 8 and 10. I tried the 10 on first and could tell the fit was going to be horrible. I have a decent-sized butt and it barely fit in the skirt; it was way too tight. Conversely, the waist and stomach was very loose. I am a pretty average sized woman (5'6", 138lbs) so for the fit to be this off, I am surprised this dress has so many positive reviews. This experience does not deter me from using RTR again, for sure! BUT, this dress would best fit someone with very slim lower body.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
May 12, 2017
Super cute dress, but runs SMALL!
I rented this dress (and necklace) for my son's 1st communion. I'm VERY curvy and have a Kardashian booty. This dress does NOT stretch at all. I would suggest going 2 sizes UP from what you normally wear. I normally wear a 10 and could've easily worn a 14 in this dress (which I have NEVER worn a size 14 in my life). I literally SQUEEZED myself into the 12 but couldn't really sit at all and was afraid it was going to rip at any moment! You also should do a quick iron on this dress. The fabric is thick and stiff and looks a lot better with a little pressing. The ruffle is super cute and hides any belly you may have. Great for all bust sizes but be careful if you have hips or a booty with this dress!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
May 2, 2017
Perfect bridal shower dress!!
Like most people said, fits very small. I ordered a 10 and a 12 when I'm usually a pretty solid 8. The 10 was very tight around my hips, but looked better than the 12 so I went with it. Got so many compliments! It was a little uncomfortable, but I don't wear very tight clothes often so I'm probably being a little dramatic. Thick fabric so I didn't have to wear a slip. Plenty of room for my bigger chest (36DD). 9/10!!!!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 1, 2017
Too short - had to return unworn.
Too short + a slit in the back. Had to return unworn. No issues with the material as suggested by others above.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
January 24, 2017
Very short and fabric was too thick and stiff.
Fabric was really thick and tough. It was also really short on me. The dress came really wrinkled too. I wouldn't recommend this dress for a formal event- seemed a bit too casual also and nothing made it special.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
November 12, 2016
Perfect fit!
I wore this for my engagement party. The fabric is thicker than anticipated, but is nice and structured. It was perfect for my shape, as I have a small waist and bigger hips. I got so many complements.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 34
August 21, 2016
Dress looked fab but I was lucky to get the backup size because it runs two sizes too small.
Normally a size 4/6 but I was a size 10 in this dress. Definitely order up especially if you have any sort of hips.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 28
August 4, 2016
I wore it for my civil wedding and it was perfect. The material wasn't too heavy which was great :)
I usually wear a 4 but after reading the reviews I ordered a 6. I'm happy I did however the only thing that was a little big was the bust area. I wish it was a little more fitted BUT I still got so many compliments :)
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 12, 2016
Adorable, but too tight!
Wore this for my rehearsal dinner, but it was so tight that I couldn't keep it on all night. I usually wear a size 0-2, but even the 4 was incredibly small. There was no time to exchange this in time for my event, so I just tried to take tiny steps and not sit down. It was really cute though!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
June 21, 2016
Never worn.
Too conservative for my event, but it fits nicely, even on a more petite figure. Maybe I'll rent in the future.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 4, 2016
Perfect for rehearsal dinner!!
Loved the fit of this dress. A little tight in the chest, but not uncomfortable. The material is nice and thick, making the fit of the dress flattering.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 30, 2016
Hugged all the right places!
I wore this dress to my sister's college graduation. I am usually a size 8, but had to wear the 10. This dress definitely runs small, because I've also recently lost weight and if I hadn't, I probably would've needed a size 12 (which I didn't order). The dress is very tight around the butt, so I would not recommend it for women who have a fuller figure. I had to keep pulling the dress down because it kept rising up as I walked. Overall, it made me look good and I loved that the peplum covered up my tummy!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 20, 2016
Loved it!
This was great for my engagement party. The peplum is so flattering! The dress runs very small - make sure to rent a size up.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 17, 2016
Perfect graduation dress!
Loved this dress it was glamorous and professional at the same time. I wore for my masters graduation ceremony. Love love love!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
May 9, 2016
Gorgeous, classy & professional! Many compliments! 1st time with RTR and it did not disappoint!
I ordered a size 4 and 2 and wore the size 4. It fits like a glove, but it was snug. If you need to move around a lot I suggest order 1 size up. I was at a ceremony for work and it looked very professional yet classy. It came the evening before and was extremely wrinkled. I did iron it and it was perfect no complaints, just give yourself some extra time to get ready. You also may need someone to close the back of the dress for you when getting ready, I could not do by myself.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
March 28, 2016
Classy!
The material was very thick but size 0 was the perfect fit. I wore this dress for my Easter baptism. Very classy looking with a touch of cuteness because of the peplum. I would rent this dress again for another occasion.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 8, 2016
Great Dress, So Many Compliments!
I loved the dress although I was surprised it was almost like a corduroy material. It runs a little small in the bottom if you are hippy. Overall though, I loved the dress. I wore it for my bridal shower and got so many compliments!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
February 22, 2016
I wore this dress to my engagement shoot in Arizona.
The fit was perfect on top, but the bottom was really tight. I think this dress is made best for slim and narrow bottom types.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 47
January 15, 2016
Was a bit short and snug on me, but my daughter wore it and looked fabulous!
This is a very tasteful dress, made with a quality fabric. It was perfect for our event. It does run small and the fabric does not have a lot of give...
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
December 15, 2015
So many compliments on this dress!
Wore to my rehearsal dinner, LOVED this dress.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 8, 2015
It wasn't delivered in time for my event. Dress was gorgeous, but tight even in the size up.
I didn't get the dress in time for my Arbonne White Party event. Super disappointing. But RTR refunded my $$ for the rental. It was a beautiful dress, amazing material that was supporting and so comfortable. However, the larger size was even tight. I'm normally a very comfortable size 10 and the 12 was very snug. Order a size up and get your back up size 2 sizes up if you are curvy on the bottom half. The top supported a big bust (34DDD) and was plenty roomy for an hourglass shape, however. I was really happy with the slimming effect of the peplum top. (It's a one piece dress, btw) I wish I could have worn the dress longer than trying it on and sending it back the next day.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 23, 2015
Snug in chest
Extremely flattering! Perfect for my bachelorette
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
November 16, 2015
I rented this dress for my rehearsal dinner and it was absolutely perfect!
Fits snug, the 6 fit perfect but could have probably gotten away with the 8, too. I have broad shoulders so I was worried about zipping it at the top... turns out it was fine! Goes really well with a chunky necklace. I would highly recommend this dress!!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 32C
October 30, 2015
Many compliments in the dress. I felt comfortable and confident!
Tight around hips! But overall a really cute choice.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 19, 2015
Wasn't able to wear the dress, but RTR was very helpful with my return process.
Fabric was very nice quality and style is very pretty if you're looking to hide your midsection, but it was VERY small in the hips - would recommend ordering a size up.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 24, 2015
Pretty dress for a bridal shower
The dress fabric was thick and expensive-looking and the cut was very flattering, however the 8 was a bit too tight. I had a back-up size 10 but for some reason it was smaller than the size 8 (2" shorter in length, which made it indecent on 5'9" frame). I tried to stretch the 8 out for a while but unfortunately I was not able to get comfortable enough to wear it for my shower. Recommend getting 1 size up for your dress and the back-up dress 2 sizes up.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
September 13, 2015
Bridal Shower: It was very comfortable, sassy, and just beautiful.
The material is corduroy like but breathable. It was fashionable with a beautiful fit. One nit: the zipper had chipped paint/finish so when my mother zipped me up, she noticed that it looked old/heavily used.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 4, 2015
Perfect Postpartum Dress
I wore this for my son's Christening. It was the perfect postpartum dress. The peplum really hides the belly! I got SO many compliments on how I looked, after feeling down about myself for a while. I wore it with black peep toe shoes as seen on the model.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
August 28, 2015
Great fit and style!
Loved the peplum! Very forgiving. The fabirc is a bit thicker than I expected though which was a nice quality but did wrinkle a bit after sitting.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 24, 2015
All White Dress
I needed an all white dress for a Diner en Blanc event. This did the trick, although the fit was tight (I am almost always a 4 but sized up based on other reviews and the 6 was a more comfortable fit). It was a little stiff and not overly comfortable, but looked classy and sophisticated for the event. Wore oversized pearls from RTR as an accessory.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
August 21, 2015
Perfect rehearsal dinner dress!
I loved this dress. The material was pretty thick and I had to steam the peplum a bit, but it was very comfortable and had a lot of give when dancing. I received so many compliments!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Weight: 159lbs
August 14, 2015
Sassy and classy!
I love this dress! The peplum does wonders for the figure. The only downside is the fabric. It gets stiff and will wrinkle if you sit for extended periods of time. Also, I recommend sizing up.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 6, 2015
Perfect dress for a Bridal Shower!!
This was the perfect dress for my Wizard of Oz themed Bridal shower! I wore this whimsical peplum dress with ruby red slippers and got tons of compliments all day! Dress runs true to size. Online it looks like the material is smooth but it actually has a slight stripe pattern on it. Would definitely order again!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
July 13, 2015
Great dress for a baptism or shower
Wore this dress for my three month old twins baptism. I tried on the 4, which is my usual size but it was so tight, glad I got the 6 also. The 6 fit well and was comfortable but a little big in the shoulders. Overall great dress and I got a lot of compliments!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 2, 2015
Perfect for my bridal shower
I ordered this last minute but it turned out great. I'm glad I listened to other reviews- it runs small. I have never worn anything peplum because I thought it would be unflattering but I loved this! Thanks RTR!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
June 24, 2015
The dress was lovely. Runs way too small.
Too small, the second option/size up wasn't much different.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 24, 2015
great for my wedding rehearsal dinner
I rented this dress to wear to my rehearsal dinner, and it was perfect. Several guests told me that it was very "Jackie O" which is exactly the look I was going for! Some reviewers have commented that the dress is not for curvy girls -- I consider myself curvy (32G bust, 27 inch waist, 38 inch hips) and I didn't have any issues with it being too tight in one place. The dress did run small, but the 4 was small everywhere, not just in the chest (though that was the tightest area for me). The 6 fit like a glove. There are all different kinds of curvy, of course, but for this one the dress worked well!
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