Burgundy Fairy Tale Dress

$45 to buy
$550 retail
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'')

Size Chart

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
Large
(5)
True to Size
(56)
Small
(23)
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
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:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 25
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!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
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:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
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:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
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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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:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
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:
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
August 20, 2012
Everyone loved this dress, especially the back.
This dress is amazing, you must wear it to your next event! Everyone was asking me where I got it! The back goes really low, and the dress fits great. The only issue I had was that I was a little bit between a 2 and a 4 and the 4 was way too big and 2 a little tight, but the 2 ended up working just fine.
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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:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 3, 2013
It was so comfortable and everyone loved it! I wish I actually owned this to wear all the time!
It did fit a little tight around the ribs, but the size 2 was way too big on the top. I decided to wear the 0 and it ended up being very comfortable even though it was a little tight. I am usually not comfortable wearing a dress with a back as low as it was, but it ended up being fine. It was a perfect dress to wear for my friend's Sweet 16 court. Everyone there told me they loved it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
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
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
July 22, 2013
Comfy but elegant
great fit, needs fashion tape though
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: 32
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.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
June 11, 2014
I got so many compliments on this dress all evening long! I've been asked if people could borrow it!
#homecoming
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
October 14, 2014
The PERFECT "Birthday Girl Dress" for a Night on the Town!
I wore it for my birthday for a dinner and night out with my girl friends. The dress was well-made, a beautiful color and very flattering. I'm tall with curves in the bottom region {hips and booty} and the dress really accented my smaller waistline and back. It was girly with a hint of sexy. It was also not too short which was a concern when I rented it!
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...
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
October 27, 2010
This dress is so pretty! I wore it for a wedding, and i received a lot of compliments even from my ex. I'm planning to rent it again and wear it for a Christmas Party.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 21, 2010
This dress was gorgeous and truly will make you feel like you're part of a fairytale. Be sure to take advantage of the free rental of a asecond size just in case.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
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!!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
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!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
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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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
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 8, 2013
Great for fall wedding
I wore this dress for a fall wedding. I'm not usually a one-shoulder girl, but I love a great back and this dress definitely has a GREAT back. Probably not great for a larger bust- I went without a bra. It fit great and I loved the length and color.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 9, 2013
You'll get lots of complements with this dress! I loved it!
It fit true to size. Don't bother wearing a bra because the back is too open.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
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!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
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.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
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
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
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.)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
August 23, 2012
Winter Wedding
I rented this for a winter wedding in Chicago. It worked perfect. Loved the fit and style!
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
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
February 25, 2013
This dress was a fun funky play on a traditional dress
dress fit well, however the strapless side did need to be taped down. Overall it was very comfortable and i felt very pretty in it all night
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