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Gold Whirlwind Dress

$100 rental
$595 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

You will be the life of the party in shining gold jacquard. This full skirt style by Theia is an easy and flattering style for a holiday or cocktail party!

Also available in sizes 0-14.

Size & Fit

Sized: 16W - 22W

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 16W - 22W

Plus Size Size Chart

Plus Size Size Chart

Product Details

Black and gold jacquard (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Full skirt. Deep back scoop. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 39” form shoulder to hem. Imported.

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36 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size12
Small21
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
December 13, 2015
Has a glam and classy factor to it that was perfect for my formal work event!
This dress was great for what I needed it for -- a classy, late night formal work event. The gold was perfect and made me stand out in a really big way -- I got compliments left and right all night on how great I looked. The gold really, really popped. However, I don't think I'd ever wear it by just itself. I think my accessories and style choices were what put it over the top, because while it looked great, it didn't have the WOW factor until I put it all together. Also, The dress ran SUPER small. I normally wear a 14-16 in dresses. They were out of 18s, so I settled for renting the second size of a 20. Thank goodness I did. It fit OKAY, but was too big in a few places, predominantly the bust and shoulder area as a result, which was a non-issue because I was wearing my blazer regardless. Overall, an okay dress, but I don't think I'd rent again. Compared to a Monique I rented a few months ago, it felt a little cheaper, but still worked great for my event.
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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
December 10, 2015
Perfect dress to dance the night away in!
Gorgeous dress with such a comfortable fit - it fit like a glove. Plenty of room in the chest for us well endowed ladies. LOVED that it had pockets!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 260lbs
December 3, 2015
Bust is very tight, otherwise great!
A friend and I rented dresses in the same size and ended up switching. This one was too tight for her in the bust (D-cup) and I ended up wearing it without a bra because it was still tight enough on me (B/C cup) that the girls weren't moving once they were in there! The high waist was super tight and ensured I had great posture all night simply because I couldn't move or bend! Other than that, though, I loved this dress. The skirt flared nicely and it had pockets. Who doesn't love a fancy dress with pockets?
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
November 29, 2015
Loved the dress...looks even better in person!
Loved everything about the dress except the back...didn't realize it was out. You can't wear a normal bra, so be ready to wear a shawl or alternative bra.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
November 23, 2015
So comfortable
Ladies! This dress is my all time favorite one I've ever rented!!! Word of advice: Do NOT get hung up on the size number. Order one and two sizes bigger than your normal one. I'm normally a 16W and ordered the 18W and 20W and wore the 20W. I could have done the 18 but it was just slightly too snug in the waist to be comfortable eating/drinking/dancing all night. Didn't wear or need a bra as the chest was fitted and the seams actually made my boobs look great! The pockets are awesome - I didn't even bring a purse to the wedding. Wore it with black tights and black ankle boots - it was a hit! Compliments all night long. Don't miss this one!
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
October 18, 2015
pockets!
fit great!
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
October 2, 2015
OMG so much fun
Ok truth time. This dress is amazing! And I killed at the wedding in it... however ... it runs REALLY SMALL. Order a size up. You'll be so much happier later.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
August 13, 2015
Pretty in person.
This ran SUPER small. Go one or TWO sizes up.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
May 13, 2015
I felt beautiful in this dress
I recieved lots of compliments on this dress which I was not expecting. I am normally size 16 but needed the 18W since the bodice was a quite tight around the chest and back. Reading the other comments on the website really helped choose the right size. I will definately will Rent the Runaway again.
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 198lbs
January 31, 2015
Comfortable and beautiful but difficult to find a bra
This was a great dress and I got tons of complements! My only complaint is that I had to wear a strapless bra (or no bra) because the straps sit wide on the shoulders and it cuts in a lot in the front.
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Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 290lbs
January 2, 2015
It was a fun style, perfect for New Year's and wasn't too short.
The armholes were a tiny bit to big for me, but other the fit was perfect. If you have a bigger bottom, the back is a little shorter so be mindful of that.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 2, 2015
Remarkable! Rented 2 times now
It is not easy finding a flattering fit with a quality fabric in a plus size. Usually there's a whole lot of fabric that is useless. I did find a special strapless bra as the bust area is fitted and a regular bra just didn't fill the space well. Got lots of compliments and didn't feel that the dress was "too young" for my age or my body type. Loved it so much just rented again for an engagement party. Got lots of compliments- especially about the unique fabric.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Body type: Hourglass
December 15, 2014
Perfect for a dazzling evening
Terrific fit, very flattering, although I prefer lower necklines. The gold color looks even better in person than it does in the photo.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
December 8, 2014
Great dress
I loved this dress, but I had to size up for the waist and the top part was way too big on me (I'm a 38B). I don't think it was too obvious, but I felt there was definitely extra fabric hanging there.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
October 15, 2014
Easy and fun
Fitted waist and flared fuller skirt. Able to wear regular bra. Elegant!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 205lbs
October 2, 2014
Extremely flattering and fun to wear!
Wore this for a work gala and received many compliments! I had tried on the dress in store a few months back and decided this was the event to wear it for and so I got the 16W and 18W sent. Even though it was a little tight across the bust (I went braless because of the wide set straps) and rib cage (pulled a bit across), it was extremely comfortable to wear and I loved the shape of the dress due to the tulle under the skirt. Due to traffic, I missed happy hour then remained seated for the rest of the night, so I will definitely be renting this dress again when I get to stand up and dance the night away!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210lbs
September 7, 2014
Beautiful dress. Great experience.
The dress was beautiful. I received so many compliments. Loved the pockets. It was just a tad small around the bust/back area .
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210lbs
August 4, 2014
Arrived early with plenty of time to try on and select right size.
Fit nice but runs very small especially in rib cage area. Great skirt. Problematic for a bra as straps show in the back
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230lbs
July 30, 2014
Got soooo many compliments
Bust fit a little snug
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Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
June 30, 2014
Great dress! Lots of compliments
I wore this to a foundation dinner and had loads of compliments. Pros: pockets! Fit was great. Length hit me right above the knees (I am 5'9"). Cons: none for me! Would rent this dress again in the future.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
June 16, 2014
It was beautiful when I tried it on...but the night of my event the zipper broke, so I never got to
VERY TIGHT in bust, I am a 36FF and this dress was very tight, and there is no give, as many of the other reviewers have noted.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 56
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
May 28, 2014
I loved the fabric design of this dress. Very festive and much more interesting than black.
I normally wear a 16, but in this dress needed the 18 to accommodate my chest of 40D. (The website selection of bust sizes only goes up to 38 but I go beyond that!) It zipped but it was tight . I am 5'8" and the length was good - just above the knee. The fabric is a little stiff so it stands up some, but the shape is very pretty. I rented the necklace also on the advice of a fellow renter, and she was right - it went very well. I got a number of complements on the necklace (dress too!)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
May 19, 2014
The dress was a hit and I looked amazing in it!
I wear a 36D and a size 16. I couldn't zip this dress up past my bust! Thankfully, I ordered the 18W. It fit a little loosely on the waist, but was perfect over the chest (I also have very broad shoulders and the neckline was perfect.) I'm almost 5'9" and the length was perfect. Overall a great experience!
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210lbs
May 7, 2014
Got so many compliments on this dress! Wore it to a rock and roll gala and was super comfy all nite
This was a size up for me and it made the top slightly too big but the waist totally breathable. And if you need a dress with pockets this is it - I couldn't believe I could actually stow my phone in them and the dress still looked perfect - no pulling! I'd rent this again in a heartbeat.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230lbs
May 1, 2014
Dress was gorgeous.
The poof of the dress made the length in the back a bit shorter than I was comfortable with. The fit was unflattering on me, but the dress was absolutely beautiful.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 249lbs
April 25, 2014
RTR saved the day!
I used RTR for a formal event in January and had a disaster with my first dress (too short, too big! ACK!). First, I want to say your CS is great, which you'll understand when I explain my dress saga. I had chosen a Badgley Mischka sequinned cocktail dress and was so excited. The reviews and photos seemed great and the length posted seemed perfect (I'm tall). When it arrived, I was similarly surprised to see how "worn" the dress seemed. And I got two sizes and both just looked a little used/abused. Falling sequins, a stretched out bust, etc. And since both dresses had been worn a lot, neither fit (both too big). Even worse, it barely covered my backside and I quickly measured the dress. It was maybe 34 in long, which as a tall girl, I simply could not do. Having only 2 days before my event, I called RTR ASAP for an exchange (definitely no time to hit a real store). A very helpful CS member helped me pick a better, longer dress (this one!) for no additional charge and I was just so pleased with the 2nd experience. But I agree, you need to really read the description/style/composition, and not be blinded by the product picture. I reviewed both my RTR dresses (including the failure) and thought that was the best part, letting others know. I'd totally RTR again!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
April 20, 2014
This dress looked a little tacky to me online, but in person it is fantastic! It is very lux!
It was a little tight across my chest but still looked great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
April 7, 2014
Too tight around waist
I wanted to love this dress, but it looked terrible on me. It "fit," but was incredibly tight in the waist/ribcage/bust area. Then the skirt flared out leaving my hips and butt looking huge. Maybe the next size up would have worked?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Body type: Full Bust
March 2, 2014
This dress is gorgeous, and the pic of the model doesn't do it justice! I felt so beautiful in it!
The fabric is really structured, which is nice for a girl my size. The skirt is a little bit fuller than in the pic, which is great for a party - it helped to create a more enhanced hour glass frame. I did find it a little snug in the boob area (I wear a 40E), but this dress is a winner and I will definitely rent it again! Definitely rent the necklace with it - they go so well together!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
February 28, 2014
Subtle Glam - Just My Style
Wore this dress to a late afternoon wedding. It was so comfortable! I loved the fitted bodice flowing into the skirt. Perfect for my curves. I was afraid of the gold but took a chance. The fabric is a little stiff, like a crepe and the gold print was a lot softer on the fabric than in the picture on the site. There is no give in the fabric but it fit just fine anyway.
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
February 24, 2014
The gold really pops.
I'd size up -- it runs a bit small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
February 17, 2014
Beautiful!
Great dress. It was a little big in the bodice but barely noticeable. The dress ran small overall but I expected that with a formal dress. LOVED the pockets. Highly recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 205lbs
January 6, 2014
Compliments on compliments, all night long. Photos of this dress do NOT do it justice. It's gorg!
I'm an 16/18, but wore the 20 as it ran small. Everything about this dress was fantastic otherwise.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 187lbs
January 3, 2014
The gold color really pops
People loved this dress! They commented on how beautiful it was. My only complaint is that it seemed to run a little large on me in the bust and the dress didn't lay as nicely on the bottom as shown in the photo.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
December 22, 2013
Great Dress for Engagement Pictures
I rented the 16W as a back up to the size 14. The 14 fit great so I didn't end up wearing the 16W, but the dress is absolutely amazing. The scoop in the back is high enough that you can wear a strapless bra needed, but the dress provided enough support that I ended up going braless. I absolutely recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
December 18, 2013
Beautiful dress, but didn't get to wear it because it was too small!
The dress was exactly as pictured and was gorgeous. I normally wear a 14W in plus size, but both the 16W and 18W were too small. From the waist down it was fine, but I couldn't get it to zip above the waist. I guess it just wasn't the right cut to fit my proportions. Unfortunately I didn't see on the tag until it was too late that I could have ordered something else or received a refund if nothing fit. I will know for next time!

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