theory

Draped Bi-color Dress

$50 rental
$395 Retail

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Stylist Notes

This draped Theory dress is short, simple, and sweet. Pair it with a cute pair of heels for a polished look.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size- fitted at bust so size up for fuller bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout bodice
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt conceals lower abdomen, hips, and backside
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 slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size- fitted at bust so size up for fuller bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout bodice
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt conceals lower abdomen, hips, and backside
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

Midnight silk georgette. Ruched bodice with black felt insert. Pleated waistband detail. Gathered skirt. Lined. 26" from shoulder to hem.

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23 reviews

Fit
Small 4
True to Size 19
Large 0
Photos 5
Allie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 10, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Loved this dress! Incredibly comfortable yet very sleek and classy. Will rent again!
GoHawks
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 5, 2010

Overall fit: Small
I thought this ran small to size. I got my next size up and I still couldn't zip it up. Super-cute, but not for curvy gals!
Erin
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 7, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
it looks short on the model but it was longer than i expected. i'm pretty short though. really great dress though! fit wonderful and was really comfortable
Mbenson
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
May 4, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I rented this dress very recently and it was absolutely wonderful. I received so many compliments and i felt extremely confortable in it. It may be a little short on taller girls but I really liked the length. The color is a bit darker than it seems in the picture but it does not take away from the dress at all.
ESQ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Aug 25, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I really liked the dress! The blue is darker than I thought making the contrast in colors a little hard to see. It fit great though and was very comfortable. Perfect for the party I wore it to!
Sam
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 7, 2011

Awesome!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was SO cute. It wasn't quite as short as it sounded, but actually the perfect length at mid-thigh. The dress was flow- y and the color difference was hardly noticeable.
Dawn
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Jan 19, 2012

Too Short

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was so excited to wear this dress because of it's simple and elegant design. Unfortunately it was too short and looked kind of juvenile on me. Being only 5'5", I was surprised at how short it was. I ended up wearing another dress to my event. If only it was 3 inches longer.
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

I wore this dress to my friend's rehearsal dinner.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had a hard time figuring out what color shoe to wear with this. I ended up wearing black because of the black accent in the dress, which didn't stand out from the blue color of rest of the dress as much as it looked like in the picture online.
Arrie Anna
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

So gorgeous. The picture does not do it justice.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Was absolutely beautiful for a fall wedding.
Angie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Oct 3, 2012

So Perfect!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for my daughter to wear to Homecoming. She got so many compliments and absolutely loved the dress. This was our first experience renting and it was so easy.
Katherine
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 30, 2012

Loved the dress. Very classic, easy fit!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was true to size.
Candi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 127 lbs
Nov 12, 2012

Rented as a backup dress for a friend's wedding

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
LOVED LOVED LOVED this dress. I got a lot of compliments in it and felt very comfortable wearing it all night long. I actually plan on renting it again in the near future for another event that I have to attend.
Michelle
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 6, 2012

Classy and sexy!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! I wore it for my best friends wedding and it was so simple and beautiful. The picture does not do it justice. My only complaint would be that it was a tad bit short, but not bad enough to be worried on the dance floor. RTR was such a great experience. I will definitely be renting again.
Lu Ann
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 2, 2013

Great dress! I wore it to play music at a fundraiser event. It is both classy and comfortable.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The fabric drapes beautifully. The band of silk that circles the high waist does not stretch or detach, this makes it a little tricky to get in and out of the dress. Overall I enjoyed wearing the dress---I wish I owned it!
Marci
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Apr 12, 2013

Cute Date Dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Great dress!! Runs small through bust area! Super cute with for a fun night out with the girls or a special date with your man!
Anne Rather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 4, 2013

Rent the Runway was prompt with the delivery, as usual

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is fine. I got it to wear to a picnic on a farm. The only bi-color aspect of the dress is a black fold on the bodice of the dress that only slightly varies from the dark navy color of the rest of it. I wanted this because it seemed like a pretty, low-key thing to throw on and be comfortable in, and it was! The only thing I realized when I received the dress that was different than I'd expected is that I thought the dress appeared to be made of layered and folded jersey, but it's actually some sort of crepe polyester/organza. If you're looking for a plain strapless breezy dress then you will like this.
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 114 lbs
Jul 21, 2013

It was for my birthday

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
It felt great, I wanted to buy the dress afterwards but couldn't find it anywhere
Jillian
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 5, 2013

Loved it

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to my in-laws Anniversary dinner in New York and it was a great choice. Very flattering fit, flowy and easy to wear and great color!
Gillian
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 22, 2014

easy and classic

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
great fit and enough room to eat a full meal.
Sophie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Feb 10, 2014

Saved the night

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I did not wear this dress, it was a back up. But when I tried it on, it was a great fit and color. I ordered two dresses to try for Winter Ball and this was my extra. However, my friend had a wardrobe malfunction and she borrowed this dress. It fit her beautifully and she is much bustier than I am and said that she barely had to pull it up to keep it on. I wish I could have worn both dresses, but I am glad I had this one and I will rent it again.
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133 lbs
Jun 4, 2014

Tiny tiny tiny

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This is a short short dress. I did not wear it because it would have been showing off my assets that I would prefer to keep hidden.
Anai
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Jul 30, 2014

Perfect Bridesmaid Dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
My best friend got married and asked her bridesmaid to wear whatever Navy dress we'd like. It was a shot gun wedding and I had less than a week. All my top choices at RTR were unavailable and I settled on this one unenthusiastically. The dress was perfect. Super cute, very flattering. The material was really nice and just great for an outdoor summer casual wedding.
Claire
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Love this dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Dress fit great.
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