Burgundy Fairy Tale Dress

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$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'')

Size & Fit Notes

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'')

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Size Chart

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
Large5
True to Size56
Small23
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 23
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 16, 2012
first ever rentals (of many)
I was asked to wear a purple dress to do the guest book at my friend's wedding. This one worked out perfectly. The back is georgeous. However, the dress was short on me, and I am not very tall (5'1''). Also, the side boob tends to show a bit becuase it cuts low in the back.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
August 14, 2012
6 months in the bf couldn't take his eyes off me ;) sad I forgot to take a shot from the back it is gorgeous
I rented this for a 6 month anniversary with my boyfriend, just a nice dinner and then cocktails after. The dress does fit snug in the waist so I selected my larger size, but with a little double-sided tape on the strapless side looked great all night. This was my first rent the runway experience and will now certainly not be my last
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
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!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 15, 2012
Perfectly fitting dress!
The photos do not do this justice. Gorgeous color and material. Very flattering for a petite girl with a bit of a bust. Can see how this might fit funny and maybe even show more than you would like if your bust is small. I LOVED THIS DRESS
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 14, 2012
Great dress
This dress was great. I loved the low/open back because it's a unique style. I am listing myself as "petite" body type, but I would also consider myself a pear. I'm much smaller on top than on bottom, and this dress was definitely loose on the top. I wore a strapless, backless (stick on) bra and used fashion tape on the side without the strap. I didn't fill out the top without the stick on bra, but was able to make it work with the fashion tape. I thought the length was fine, not too short. Overall it was very flattering and I got a number of complements.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 5, 2012
Beautiful but tricky fit
I rented this dress in both my usual size (6) and one size up (8) after reading reviews regarding the issue with tightness around ribs. If you consider yourself to have broad shoulders/larger ribcage AT ALL, do not rent this dress. The 6 wouldn't come close to zipping at the top, though the fit was right everywhere else. The 8 zipped, but the top was soo loose, it was drooping below my bust. I was so disappointed, because the dress is STUNNING. Beautiful material, GORGEOUS color- the pictures cannot do it justice! Personally, I did not find it to be too short. I just couldn't get it to zip with my large ribcage! However, if you are straight through your upper half, (even if you are busty), do try! It is a lovely dress, just not made for us hourglass gals.
LolaAugust 6, 2012
I totally agree with this. I don't have an hourglass shape--i'm more of a boy shape/athletic build, but the 4 was tight and then the 6 was droopy. The dress was gorgeous but it just wasn't going to work on me. So beware of that.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
January 3, 2012
Perfect for an evening wedding
I loved this dress. It's flattering especially on top for those that are not well-endowed like myself.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 134lbs
December 10, 2011
It was a beautiful dress. Good experience for a first time RTR customer.
Nothing bad to say about the dress. It was the perfect length and size. I didn't have to go a size up or down. I am a 6 in other clothes and this size 6 fit well.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 30, 2011
Great customer service reps if you ever have any questions, give them a call!
A beautiful dress! The only problem with it was the side without the shoulder came very low-- like cut across the breast, low. Because of this and the low back, it is very difficult to wear any kind of bra or support. If you can figure that problem out, its gorgeous!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 7, 2011
Agree with what many other reviewers have wrote about this dress. It is a short dress- I am only 4'11" and it was a short dress on me. It is basically backless so you definitely need a special bra or you will have to go braless. The fitted band does not fit around your natural waist and is very tight around your rib cage. If you are between sizes, definitely recommend you go up a size. Having said all that, I loved this dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
October 21, 2011
This dress was very pretty, however I could not wear it. The back is extremely low and I experienced some side boob creep on the side without the strap. I'd planned to wear this to a rehearsal dinner but decided that it showed too much skin to be comfortably worn in front of family. (I am usually between a 4 and a 6 and the 4 definitely did not fit in this style.)
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 19, 2011
It does run true to size, but it was really short on me. I loved it, and I was comfortable wearing it. However, if you are my height and not comfortable with short dresses, this is not for you! But I loved it, and it is a beautiful dress! I used it as a formal dress, and I dressed it up with bracelets and earrings and shoes, but otherwise it's more casual than a formal setting.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
October 10, 2011
The customer service was, as always, excellent!
I went a size down, as I often do with dresses that are more flowy through the hips. Beautiful color, especially the grey accents. Interesting back as well. I got many compliments- the only problem is that the dress is short!! I know that I'm tall, but it was barely wearable with heels, I had to be cautious all night.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 5, 2011
This was sent to me when my original dress wasn't available last minute. It's a pretty dress but I think it was too young for me. It's pretty short and with the short full skirt it felt too juvenile. It felt like a high school cheerleader uniform to me.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 28, 2011
I really liked this dress. It was a nice, light, silky material and so cute. It was pretty short, but I wore some sheer tights with it like in the picture which made me much more comfortable in it. The bust area was loose, but I used some fashion tape and it was perfect. I felt great and got unsolicited compliments from strangers. I do recommend this dress, but be prepared for it being short and get your fashion tape and you will love it too.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2011
I LOVED this dress!! Everyone was complimenting me at the wedding, and i would wear it again in a heartbeat. Take advantage of getting two sizes, I wore a size 4 even though it was a little tight because the 6 was still tight where you zipped, and you could see right down the sides on the 6.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
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:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
August 31, 2011
Pretty dress, but wasnt for me and I did not end up wearing it. I'm tall and dont mind wearing a shorter dress, but this was really really short. Was very "poofy" in the bottom half and I didnt find it to be flatering. Also, when I would walk the material stuck between my cheeks.....would have been picking it out all night long.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
August 24, 2011
as other reviewers mentioned, this dress needs fashion tape! It gapes a little in a couple of spots (especially the side without the strap). When fixed properly it is very adorable. I wore it to a wedding and it was lovely.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
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!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
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:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
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
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
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:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
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:
Large
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
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.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 17, 2011
Gorgeous! It was a little tight to zip around the waist but otherwise super comfortable, cute, fun dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
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:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 16, 2011
This is such a great dress!! I wore it to my birthday party, and I received tons of compliments!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
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.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
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
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
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' 2"
Age: 21
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
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
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: 27
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!
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
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
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
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!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
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.
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