Lamé Bustier Empire Dress

$50 rental
$365 retail

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Stylist Notes

Put a Midas touch on your look with Shoshanna's Gold Lame Bustier Dress. Perfect for a summer night's dream.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - runs slightly large at bust so size down in back-up size for smaller bust sizes
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout bodice with boning for structure; skirt conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - slip underneath is slightly more fitted than skirt overlay though there is comfortable room for full hips (consider sizing up in back-up for very full hips)
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - runs slightly large at bust so size down in back-up size for smaller bust sizes
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout bodice with boning for structure; skirt conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - slip underneath is slightly more fitted than skirt overlay though there is comfortable room for full hips (consider sizing up in back-up for very full hips)
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Gold lame. Built in bustier for support. Gathered skirt. Hidden back zip. About 26" from top of bodice to hem.

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18 reviews
Fit
Large7
True to Size11
Small0
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
May 6, 2013
Great dress!
Fit alittle big. Was great to have two size options.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
March 4, 2013
Austin Fashion Awards
SUCH a cute dress. Ran a little on the large size, but it's SUPER comfortable!! The fabric looks stiff, but it's very flexible and soft.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 25, 2013
Golden and shiny - a great show stopper
Fun dress that was perfect for my cocktail party! I got tons of compliments. It's very tight in the top, so better for people with smaller chests.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 8, 2012
Beautiful in person!
I loved the gold color, but it looked so much better in person! Wore to a new years eve masquerade party and stood out among the crowd! Comfortable and flattering! I was able to dance all night without it falling down! I wore it with a chunky colored necklace and it pulled the look together! Loved it! Would rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 1, 2012
Very Shiny
Fit well, was perfect for my party!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 14, 2012
Flashy but classy!
This dress definitely got a lot of attention when I wore it to a winter formal. In hindsight, I wanted something a little longer (to feel more comfortable sitting in), but it was a great length for dancing! The bust area felt a little tight after a meal, but that's expected. Overall, I loved my rental!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
July 19, 2012
I had a RTR credit from a dress that didn't fit, my NYE dress cost $5!! Can't beat that!
Loved this dress for NYE. In Vegas you need a little glam, loved the fit, sexy and playful but not too much! Built in bra kept the "girls" in the right spot.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
January 3, 2012
Feeling amazing in a designer dress that I wouldn't normally be able to afford on my budget. Wonderful experience!
This was my first rental and I loved the experience. RTR's customer service is amazing and very helpful. I rented size 2 and 4 and went with the 2. I wore this for New Years Eve and recieved many compliments! I paired this dress with the Elizabeth Cole Metallic Chain Bracelet, black tights, and black healed booties.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 155lbs
December 30, 2011
Love how it fits!
The dress is great because it is tight up top and loose starting at the hips, emphasizing any girls' curves perfectly. Keep your hair down and pair with big black and gold earrings and black shoes. I got tons of complements and will definitely order it again in the future :)
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
December 13, 2011
great dress for busts
Great dress if you have a larger bust - smaller waistline. The puffy seams around the hips are a little tough to pull off though, hence why I downgraded my rating to 4 stars. I added a ribbon to the dress which gave my waist more definition. The lining is pretty tight compared to the dress size, if that makes sense. Also, the built in bra was a great add but irritated my bust line a bit (I think it was the fabric and I have sensitive skin). Would actually rent it again though, I got a TON of compliments and the gold color was really outstanding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
November 28, 2011
This was my first rental and I was so impressed by the way it came and having the back up size just in case!
This was my very first rental and has still been my favorite (I have rented three other dresses since). I wore it to a black tie event and it fit the occasion perfectly. The size fit great, and I didn't have to be pulling up on it all night. The fabric is really cool and I got a lot of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
August 31, 2011
I didn't wind up wearing this - like Amy E's review below, it looks roomy in the hips but the lining is totally tight and it bunches/sticks out. Pair that w/ a massive boob-flattening top and I just looked bad. The next size up was too rooomy in the bust so that was out too. Unfortunately, it was not flattering at all.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 11, 2011
I ended up wearing this dress to my senior prom and overall, I liked it very much. I wanted something short and simple, but with a little touch of something special, and this worked perfectly. Paired with edgy black heels and chunky accessories, it made a great look. I was really worried about sizing, but ended up fitting into both the 8 and 10 fine. The 10 was the one I wore though, because it was less tight, more comfortable, and therefore more flattering. Very pretty and easy to wear.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 29, 2011
I normally wear a 12, but the 10 fit perfectly. I got this as my back-up dress and it was unflattering and roomy in the hips. Also, it's a very light fabric.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
February 6, 2011
Cute dress, but it was not right for my body type. It looks roomy in the hips, but the lining underneath was totally straight. Also, it was too short to wear Spanx, even though I'm only 5"5".
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
January 4, 2011
Great dress. Wore with black tights & black heels. I'd wear one size below your "true" size. Just enough metallic shimmer.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
January 3, 2011
This was my back-up style and I didn't end up wearing it. I liked the material more in person than in the picture, but the fit wasn't right for me. The loose-fitting skirt is usually great for a pear shape, but the smallest part of my body is just under my bust line (my bra band size is a 32) and I always want that part to be snug to show it off! The empire waste was too loose for my taste and made me look larger than usual. It's probably a better fit for someone with a larger rib cage.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
January 3, 2011
Runs slightly large--wish I had ordered the 2. Very cute dress though.

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