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Theia

Gold Whirlwind Dress

$100 rental
$595 Retail

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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! Add plenty of shine with Gerard Yosca’s Rock of Love Necklace and kate spade new york accessories’ Emina Engagement Ring Bag.

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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27 reviews

Fit
Small 16
True to Size 9
Large 1
Photos 9
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Dec 18, 2013

Beautiful dress, but didn't get to wear it because it was too small!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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!
Anne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Dec 22, 2013

Great Dress for Engagement Pictures

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
M
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 187 lbs
Jan 3, 2014

The gold color really pops

Size worn: 16
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
Ash
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 205 lbs
Jan 6, 2014

Compliments on compliments, all night long. Photos of this dress do NOT do it justice. It's gorg!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I'm an 16/18, but wore the 20 as it ran small. Everything about this dress was fantastic otherwise.
Marva
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Feb 17, 2014

Beautiful!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
M
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185 lbs
Feb 24, 2014

The gold really pops.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I'd size up -- it runs a bit small.
Jaz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Feb 28, 2014

Subtle Glam - Just My Style

Size worn: 16
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 2, 2014

This dress is gorgeous, and the pic of the model doesn't do it justice! I felt so beautiful in it!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 7, 2014

Too tight around waist

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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?
tiffany
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 20, 2014

This dress looked a little tacky to me online, but in person it is fantastic! It is very lux!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was a little tight across my chest but still looked great!
Colleen
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 249 lbs
Apr 25, 2014

RTR saved the day!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Charlie
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230 lbs
May 1, 2014

Dress was gorgeous.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Amanda
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210 lbs
May 7, 2014

Got so many compliments on this dress! Wore it to a rock and roll gala and was super comfy all nite

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240 lbs
May 19, 2014

The dress was a hit and I looked amazing in it!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Mimi
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190 lbs
May 28, 2014

I loved the fabric design of this dress. Very festive and much more interesting than black.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!)
Jenny
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 16, 2014

It was beautiful when I tried it on...but the night of my event the zipper broke, so I never got to

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Anna
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
Jun 30, 2014

Great dress! Lots of compliments

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Lynae
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230 lbs
Jul 30, 2014

Got soooo many compliments

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Bust fit a little snug
Joanna
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210 lbs
Aug 4, 2014

Arrived early with plenty of time to try on and select right size.

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Fit nice but runs very small especially in rib cage area. Great skirt. Problematic for a bra as straps show in the back
Lauren
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210 lbs
Sep 7, 2014

Beautiful dress. Great experience.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was beautiful. I received so many compliments. Loved the pockets. It was just a tad small around the bust/back area .
Lindsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 205 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

Extremely flattering and fun to wear!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Carolyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

Great dress

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Kirsten
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 15, 2014

Perfect for a dazzling evening

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Terrific fit, very flattering, although I prefer lower necklines. The gold color looks even better in person than it does in the photo.
Lisa K
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jan 2, 2015

Remarkable! Rented 2 times now

Size worn: 16
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Kassandre
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 290 lbs
Jan 2, 2015

It was a fun style, perfect for New Year's and wasn't too short.

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Shanti
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 217 lbs
Jan 31, 2015

Comfortable and beautiful but difficult to find a bra

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Valerie
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200 lbs
May 13, 2015

I felt beautiful in this dress

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
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