Thread Social

Burgundy Fairy Tale Dress

$45 to buy
$550 retail

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Stylist Notes

Exclusive to Rent the Runway! Step out in style with this flirty party dress by Thread Social. Jazz up this look with the Erickson Beamon's Tropical Punch Earrings and RJ Graziano's Rose Gold Scalloped Bangle Set.

Also available in navy.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted - waist band is very fitted slightly above natural waist; band has no give
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt not fitted around hips and pleating conceals lower abdomen and hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model) - tall or curvy women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or NuBra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11'')

Product Details

Burgundy silk. One shoulder neckline with two back straps. Gray trim at waist, hem, and along back straps. Pleated bodice. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 33'' from shoulder to hem.

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84 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(56)
Small
(23)
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
January 3, 2011
I wasn't a fan of this dress. The back was a lot lower than i had expected and it caused the front of the dress to not stay up. It was a gorgous dress just wasn't a good fit for me.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
June 6, 2011
The dress itself actually runs more true to size than large but the top runs huge. i am a 26 D and in a 10 where it fit perfectly everywhere else, i still had major issues with the top gaping on the sides and the strapless side hanging very low. i managed to position a bra in there to help fill it out a little bit but it is low i the back so this won't always work so i recommend lots of fashion tape. also, even with the 10 it was very short. when i stood it was barely past my fingertips which wasn't so bad but i could not sit down and have any dress under me. also, the material int he picture looks more stiff but it was actually more of a satin. gorgeous dress and lots of compliments still but i felt uncomfortable in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Weight: 101lbs
August 16, 2012
Too large :(
I am a very short person and was not able to wear this dress because of my height and overall petite nature. I love the dress on the model, but on someone of my stature it was just not right. Luckily I rented another style which worked better for my body type.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Body type: Athletic
January 18, 2013
I don't get to dress up for events very often, and I felt beautiful and comfortable all night!
The fit is definitely a bit on the large size, especially the top. The strapless side falls very low on your chest. Other than that, the dress was very comfortable and moved well. Great length and color.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
July 20, 2013
LOVED the color and style of the dress so much!
The bust was a little big (wore it with no bra). And wasn't 100% fit to my body. Tried to adjust it as best as the dress would allow, but it didn't cause too much concern. I'd still rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
February 17, 2011
This dress is ADORABLE and the color is great! It runs quite small, though! I was unable to even zip the larger of the sizes I ordered. Order it - just order it a bit larger than you typically wear!
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
February 23, 2011
Maybe I'm in denial but thought I was an 8 but 10 was much more comfortable. Pockets were great. Many compliments. Visible buttons on the back straps were kinda tacky if you left them showing (another reason I went up to 10). A little wrinkled upon arrival.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
May 16, 2011
Looked beautiful but not must be for tall girls. Couldn't wear because it was too short :(
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
August 5, 2011
This dress was fun, but I sadly didn't end up wearing it. I typically wear a size 6 dress, so I ordered an 8 as my back up. It was incredibly tight around the waist in even the 8, but the top was really loose and flowy. I couldn't find a bra that worked (I even bought a backless bra from RTR), and the material moved too much to go braless. This might work for someone smaller up top than me, but if you have a larger chest, I would not recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 15, 2011
VERY SMALL.
I was so excited for this dress, but was disappointed because it was extremely tight. I am a 36 C and could barely get the size 10 (typically I wear 8 or 10) to zip close, yet there was an excess of fabric for the front/bust area. Also, definitely a “mini” skirt not “mini-knee length”. Unfortunately had to return, probably wont rent a Thread Social again.
SheilaSeptember 6, 2015
I'm shorter than you are (5'1"), but our other measurements are similar. I am considering this for a wedding myself. Think my decision is made now. Thanks.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 11, 2011
Really beautiful dress, however the sizing was really tricky. The fitted band is very tight across your rib cage, and the top definitely needs fashion tape to keep it up. Couldn't wear this dress even if I went a size up because it would have been too large in the top- I'm a 36C.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 13, 2012
Cute but very short!
Very Cute dress, received many compliments! Beware this dress is very short! I wore it for a Christmas party and wore tights with it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 161lbs
October 6, 2012
Wished it fit
I was coming off of pregnancy body and it just didn't fit where it needed to that would allow me to breathe. I would try it again as it's a beautiful dress
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
December 10, 2012
The Dress was great! I especially loved the detail in the back!
I was a little bit too short for the back so I had to use safety pins to make the straps smaller instead of using the buttons, but other than that I loved everything about it!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
December 15, 2012
Great length for a petite
This dress runs way small! I usually wear 0 or 00, but I could barely fit in the 2, because of the fitted waistband.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
November 19, 2012
Loved the dress and color
Dress runs small.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
March 11, 2013
Pretty dress
This was a second option I got, but it came too small for me, I was looking forward to wear this very sexy dress, next time I'll rent a larger one....
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
March 24, 2013
gorgeous dress.
Size up if you can, there's absolutely no give in the waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
August 8, 2013
Super Cute:)
This is a great dress! A little small in the band around the wait and a little big in the chest..but overall cute and comfy. There's even pockets!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
August 11, 2013
So many compliments!!
The dress was lovely. I put it runs small because the waist was pretty tight and unforgiving. It hits just under the bust so the fit is most critical right there. At first I thought the bust was too big because it was really baggy (very unusual problem for me) but after some adjusting it turned out the straps were just too long. The straps are adjustable, but were still too long. Some minor on-the-fly alteration got it fitting perfectly. It was longer than it appears in the model photo, but still 2-3" above the knee. Overall a very fun, very flattering dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
February 6, 2013
The color is great
The dress was a little tight around the ribs and loose in the boob area. Double sided tape easily fixed that!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 26, 2013
Didn't wear. Didn't like fit
...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
May 7, 2014
Great color.
Ran quite small (even the bigger size felt tight) and not the most comfortable, but looked great in photos.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 7, 2014
I loved the color! This dress was perfect for the vineyard/winery wedding
This dress has pockets!!! I really liked the fit of this dress and the straps were adjustable with buttons. I did you use a little double stick tape too keep the bodice in place...
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 23, 2012
I wore this to my sorority's parents cocktail and got so many compliments, it was classy and fun!
I normally wear a size 2, but because of the cut, the 4 was much more comfortable. The color is a rich burgundy and would look great on all skin tones--perfect for the fall!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
August 22, 2011
I really loved this dress! The silky material was a little darker than the picture, and I did have to steam it before wearing (because of wrinkles). The only negative was how tight it was around my ribs, and I'm only a 34B! I wore a size four, but a six would have been more comfortable for that reason. Fashion tape was a must for me; side boobs otherwise!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 14, 2012
Did not work AT ALL... ended up scrambling to find a dress last minute, did not fit!
This dress was extremely, extremely short - not appropriate for my charity event. The fit was really awkward also, guess its just not a good brand for taller people!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
January 12, 2013
Cute party dress
Fun dress for a party, night out, bachelorette, etc. The color is great, not too bright, but a nice change from a typical black. One thing to consider is that the area just below your bra area (upper rib cage) fits a little tight. The next size up was a better fit in that same area, but a little too large everywhere else. You may want to reconsider this option if you have a bigger boobs or you are planning to eat a big dinner in this dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
January 18, 2011
The cut of this dress was really weird. The back was lower than I expected and the front was huge. I have a bigger chest and I still had difficulty filling it out. The color was beautiful.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 19, 2011
Zipping up was a little tricky but it definitely fits true to size. I usually wear a size 4 --- I'm 5'2" 115lbs. --- and I wore a size 4 to a winter wedding. Looks great with tights and black pumps just like how the model wears it. My size 4 was loose in the bust on me though and I needed to strategically place some fashion tape around the bust area. It looked fabulous on though, and I got a ton of compliments. You might not be able to wear a bra with this one just because the back dips quite low.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
March 12, 2011
This dress was beautiful!! I rented a size 0 as I am a bit smaller up top. I had to put a little fashion tape on the top and along the sides under the arms since I didn't quite fill out the top. It was very flattering. I'd suggest getting some sort of petals or stick on bra. I didn't need to wear anything at all but as a 32A I didn't need to. Others might though. I wore it for a sorority formal and I can't tell you how many compliments I got! Just beautiful!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
April 17, 2011
I wore this dress for a wedding. I normally wear a size 6, but wore the 8 because the 6 was too short. I'm short, myself, so that's not usually a problem. The top was just a tad large in the bigger size, but worked with a little pinning. The straps in the back are adjustable, but have visible buttons if you lengthen them at all, which I thought looked sort of cheap. Other than that, the dress is very beautiful and the purple color is even prettier in real life. I had to wear a shawl to cover-up due to bad weather, but I think this would be a great dress to wear during a summer event.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Body type: Athletic
April 24, 2011
This dress was absolutely beautiful, I fell in love with it. Definitely wish I could have kept this dress. I wore this to my school prom and received a lot of compliments on how gorgeous this dress was. I wore these with gladiator type heels and people said it made me look like a Greek Goddess. I would definitely rent this dress again. But really take advantage of the free rental of the second size, I suggest going a size bigger.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Body type: Full Bust
May 3, 2011
This dress is beautiful! The back is very low and needs to be worn with a backless or low-back bra. Unfortunately this did not work with my DDD breasts...almost, but I had to wear a bra and then I could not get it closed in a size larger than my regular size. The chest was not tight enough, however to wear without a bra. Sorry full cup gals, but others should love this dress, it's great!!!!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
May 3, 2011
This dress is so cute! I wore it to my boyfriends prom and got a ton of compliments on it. I am 5'4'' and 105 pounds and the 0 fit me perfectly. I had to buy a special bra for the occasion but the dress is beautiful.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
May 9, 2011
I really loved this dress, but will admit I was a little nervous to be wearing it at first. You need to be really comfortable in your body to wear this dress, as it has a very low back (the bottom basically makes a high-fitting skirt, but looks AMAZING on) and you need to go braless or wear the right dress. Definitely take advantage of the second dress option, as I was torn between sized and went for the smaller, as there is more fabric up top then I expected. OVERALL, I LOVED the dress, got a ton of compliments, and was SO happy that I finally rented the dress. It's sassy, but also conservative enough that i could wear it to a gala at a Museum.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Body type: Petite
June 10, 2011
Beautiful.
This dress was beautiful, fit very well, and was not see through - runs true to size. You definitely need to have fashion tape available for it though, the side with no shoulder strap needs something to keep it from moving and the small buttons holding the straps in the back kept falling out of their pockets but again - all easily remedied with the fashion tape.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
June 11, 2011
The color of this dress was absolutely gorgeous! Unfortunately I wasn't able to zip it up past my 36DD bust, so I went with the back up dress that I had ordered for the event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 8, 2011
Perfect for spring wedding
Overall, I loved this dress and received a ton of compliments when I wore to a Spring wedding, but the fit was a little tight. It doesn't sit naturally at the waist, instead a little above, so if you are debating between sizes, I suggest ordering up. Also worth mentioning, the dress isn't lined on the bottom-in case you are thinking about ordering for fall.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
August 22, 2011
I didn't actually end up wearing this dress for a variety of reasons. 1st and foremost it didn't fit comfortably, I got it on but it wouldn't have worked for an eight hour long wedding. It also came to me so wrinkled I wouldn't have been able to wear it even if it had fit! Also, it was SUPER short. I'm only 5'5" and my height is in my torso not my legs and I really felt indecent in it due to the length. Perhaps I judged wrong on the picture and the measurements but those are my two cents. I did really enjoy the look of the back with the straps though.
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