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Sapphire Fairy Tale Dress

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$550 retail

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Exclusive to Rent the Runway! Rent this Sapphire Fairy Tale Dress by Thread Social for any cocktail party or birthday and strut your stuff. Wear with a pair of fabulous pumps and the kate spade accessories' Solarium Bib Necklace to complete the look!

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

Sapphire silk. One shoulder neckline with two back straps. Black 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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159 reviews
Fit
Large
(20)
True to Size
(84)
Small
(54)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
November 8, 2010
Not my favorite dress. The color and material are pretty but it's not the best for a pear shape. The top was way too big and the bottom was a bit too small. I think this dress would be best for those who have similarly-sized tops and bottoms.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 4' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
November 17, 2010
So I ordered two dresses for my sororities formal, a long dress to wear the dance then this dress to go out in. I ordered a 2 and a 4 in both dresses cause I can wear both sizes. I fit perfectly in the size 2 for the long dress and can't even fit in the 4 in this dress and I am a full C or small D cup and the breast part was HUGE. The dress is super cute though so I suggest if you want to rent this dress go for a bigger size and just pin the top part if that is an issue.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
November 20, 2010
The dress was beautiful. Loved the color, texture, everything about it except the top of the dress was a bit large. If you don't have large breast you will most likely swim in the dress on top.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
December 5, 2010
This dress would look cute on the right person, but unfortunately that person was not me. The waist runs pretty true to size, but the top is huge. I'm a B cup/size 4, and the top looked pretty bad. It was so loose and taping it didn't work well. The back is really lovely. I wish the front had been as well. It's also a good length - short but not too short. If you're a true hourglass with a tiny waist and large breasts, this dress was made for you.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
December 12, 2010
Not a cute fit. Although it says the model is 5'11", which I am too, it looked far shorter in real life. The bottom flared like a tutu and the top was saggy.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Body type: Pear
December 20, 2010
I really did like the look of this dress. Prior reviews were right though. The top was a bit larger than the bottom, especially for me since I am bigger on the bottom. But all I did was use double-face tape to keep the top in place. It ended up looking great!!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
January 10, 2011
This dress was so cute online and on the hanger. But the top was HUGE. I am usually a 6, but after reading the reviews on this dress, I decided to order a 4 just in case. I have a pretty good size bust and thought that at least the 4 would fit. But it was still waaay to big.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 11, 2011
I am tall with quite a long torso, If you are the same, take a look at the back view... The straps are adjustable, and for this to fit correctly I had to wear the straps on the Last Button ( not shown in picture). The buttons were clear, however they faced outside, which I thought was its only design flaw. Everything else about this dress is flawless! It is just right right amount of Sexy and Conservative, perfect for most events.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
January 26, 2011
I rented this for my boyfriend's Marine Core Ball. I LOVED this dress. I orded a size 4 and 2 just in case. The size 4 was perfect. I also wore black sheer hose and it looked great. Our family and friends loved this look.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 26, 2011
I loved this dress! I rented it for a weekend in Las Vegas, and it was perfect. The back was beautiful and the dress was very comfortable. My only concern was it was a little short for my height, and when I bent over to pick something up, it showed more than was expected. This dress also has pockets that the picture doesn't show! I would definitely rent this dress again!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
March 17, 2011
This dress was fabulous! I wore it to a rehearsal dinner and got tons of compliments. I am 5'8" and have butt and boobs to spare. I rented a 6 and an 8 and the 6 fit perfectly when I adjusted the straps. You can't wear a bra with a back so it made me stand up straight all night and the pictures came out beautifully!
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 26, 2011
I very much enjoyed my experience with RTR. This dress ran small for me in the waist, but I had plenty of room in the bust area. I usually wear a size 0 in other designer's clothing (like Shoshanna), but this dress in a size 2 was a snug fit. The dress is beautiful, is well-made, and has great details (piping and pockets). Loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 7, 2011
RTR delivers the best products at low rates for ladies with designer taste on a tight budget!
This dress is definitely perfect for an hourglass shape. Your bust and hips should be similar, and your waist needs to be very small in order to wear it. I ordered a 2 and 4, but the 2 was just waaaaay too snug. The 4 fit great, and I got a ton of compliments. If you're going to be outdoors- word of caution the material is flimsy and will blow up with any slight wind. I think I flashed an entire street whilst taking photos outdoors for a wedding party. Awesome.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 18, 2011
This dress is HUGE on the top. I have a D cup and it was big. the size 6 fit great everywhere great but the top. i could not wear it unfortunately
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 31, 2011
After reading the reviews, I thought this dress would be perfect for my shape - small waist and large chest (D cup). It was stunning on (I got lots of compliments!), but I did need some fashion tape for the top to keep the dress from showing too much. The back is very fun and I felt well supported by the dress, even though I couldn't wear a bra.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 30, 2011
This dress fit true to size..I ordered a 2 and a 4 and the 2 fit better, although it was quite tight around the waist. The waist was kind of high so it hit me almost around the rib cage..but with some assistance I was able to get it fastened and zipped (I would not have been able to do this on my own). I had to pin the left side bc the "fit kit" DID NOT show up with the dress even tho I specifically called ahead to make sure it would be included :( I was REALLY counting on the 2sided tape since I could not wear a bra :( I did get lots of compliments none the less.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 85lbs
July 10, 2011
Pretty
Dress came down to my knees. Kind of expected it since I am short, but I had lots of compliments. I am 4'9" and wore the size 0. The back looks very exotic, yet the front is very elegant. Great dress for a wedding
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
August 12, 2011
I ordered a 6 and an 8 and neither one fit. I'm regularly a 6, but the back wouldn't even come close to closing and the 8 was snug with too much fabric in the bust. It's super cute, but I was super bummed :(
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Body type: Pear
August 31, 2011
Loved the look of this dress, however this dress was WAY too small. I ordered my usual size (8) (size 8 in all Banana Republic, J. Crew, BCBG, etc.) and a size (10). The size 10 waist was too small and the top was too loose. I am a 34 (big B- small C) and the left side was just too loose... Not enough coverage. I think the sizes are a little off... Good look to a dress, but the fit was just bad
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 12, 2011
I love this dress! but I have a large ribcage apparently and the dress was super tight around there. and having an A cup didn't help, the top fit but was a little loose at the sides so i had to use fashion tape. I got so many compliments though and I am still in love with the dress!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
September 13, 2011
This dress was so cute...fits exactly true to size. I'm 5', 95 lbs, w/ a small bust. Usually everything is too big for me but this dress fit great. The waist band was very fitted but not too tight. I used fashion tape all along the edges just to ensure nothing came out. Wore it to a Sept night wedding.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
September 14, 2011
I normally wear a size 4 in dresses, but I was encouraged to go down a size to fit my small bust (after reading past reviews) so I got a 2. The dress was a perfect fit- I'm small up top/at the waist with wider hips, so the style of the dress fit PERFECTLY. Got TONS of comments on it all night. Wish I could have kept it...
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
September 22, 2011
5'1, 110 lbs, 32DD.. the 2 fit best. The material is not as stiff as it may appear on the model; but more flowy. You will definitely need to use fashion tape on the top. I wore this to a September wedding and got many compliments!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Full Bust
October 5, 2011
loved the color, material is great, the dress is tight around your waist. i fit into the 2, the bust does run a little big, but nothing a little fashion tape couldn't make work. also has pockets, which i love. overall worked out great and wore it for a wedding.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
October 13, 2011
I normally wear a 4 with it being to big uptop but the 4 that i rented kind of sufficated me. It was really tight around my ribs. So i would advise one size up. Other than that tho, the dress was the perfect length. It was perfect for the wedding i went to. It was great for my first rental.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 14, 2011
I ordered this in a size 2. It was short, tight and there was a tear in the back of the dress. I ordered a size 4 back up and it was huge. You need to have a full bust to fill this. I was not satisfied with the dress at all.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Body type: Full Bust
October 17, 2011
I was hoping this dress would be perfect for a wedding 8 weeks after having a baby because all the reviews said you need a big bust. Just having had a baby, I have a HUGE bust. It was STILL too big! I was working with a 38EE. I found the size 10 to be perfect around my rib cage but way too big for my bust (2-3" too big). This dress is perfect for someone with a tiny rib cage and huge bust...huge. But, I agree...the fabric was great and the dress would have been gorgeous. It's hard to tell in the picture, but there is black piping along the seams which is a great touch.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
October 26, 2011
Very nice first rental. The dress runs slightly Small but roomy on top, and is very short. I normally wear a 6, ordered 6 and 8, and had to wear the 8. Great for the wedding, minus the top sliding around a bit while dancing and revealing my adhesive bra.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2011
Too small!
I should have read ALL the reviews. This dress is cute and would be perfect for someone shorter. I am tall and large busted (DD) and usually wear a 4 or 6. I ordered both sizes and both were WAY too small in the bust and WAY too short. Very cute dress though if someone has the perfect body for it!
JacquelynSeptember 3, 2015
Does the dress have a purple hue to it or is it blue? Does the dress have a purple hue to it or is it blue?
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 18, 2011
Great back, fun party dress
I really liked this dress for the unexpected back and it looked just like the picture. Allow yourself a little extra time, and maybe have a friend's help, because getting the straps buttoned on this dress is not that easy. The dress is true to size, but at 5'-8" it was really short on me. You might want to consider wearing tights. I wore cowboy boots with it; if I had worn heels I definitely would have added tights. The package came with fashion tape and I definitely used it as the non-shoulder side could be recipe for a wardrobe malfunction. This dress was cute for the formal dinner and fun for the partying after!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 136lbs
December 5, 2011
Beautiful Dress
I loved the color and shape of this dress. The band at the waist was a little tight compared to most size 4s but still fit nicely. My only complaint is that the straps are a little hard to put on.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2011
Lots of compliments!
First rental from RTR and loved it! I wore this to a wedding in NYC recently. Unfortunately the 6 was not available for the date I needed, so I got a 4 and 8. I had no chance of zipping the 4 (I'm usually a 4 or 6). The 8 zipped fine, but I definitely do not have a large enough chest for this dress (I'm a small B). The double-sided fashion tape was a definite necessity, and it lasted most of the evening until the last half hour or so on the dance floor. The tape was needed on the top and side of the side without the strap.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 7, 2011
I received so many compliments!
I ordered the size 4 b/c my waist is 27". The size 4 waist band is exactly 27" in diameter. There was no stretch in the waist band so i got lucky. The dress is short, especially for those of us in our 30's...so I paired it with black stockings with the black stripe down the back of the leg. I got so many compliments on the dress! It's very flattering...just make sure you order the right size.
ClaireJanuary 1, 2014
I just rented this for an event at the end of January. I'm mid 30s and 5'7" too. What type of shoes did you wear? Just curious. I was going to wear some simple dressy sandals but I might need to wear stockings too! :-) Thanks!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
December 14, 2011
Almost...
This is a beautiful dress. I loved it so so much, unfortunately, the event I was going to called for dancing! My opinions are in line with other reviewers. The band around the rib cage has no give so you have to be juuuust the right size for it to work. The straps in the back are adjustable, and adjustments to those make a big difference in how it fits. The bust of the dress is a bit large so you will probably need fashion tape to hold the strapless side onto you so there's no side-boob. I used fashion tape with the dress when I tried it on and you couldn't tell there was a problem. If I were going to a non-dancing event I would have worn it in a heart beat, but I didn't want a wardrobe malfunction on the dance floor. I wore a size four and the band around the rib cage fit me just fine (my rib cage is 30'' in that area when I'm exhaling). I'd say it runs small in every department but the bust. The fabric is beautiful and I was bummed it didn't work!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Apple
December 20, 2011
The random girl taking our picture couldn't stop telling me how much she loved my dress.
Loved the dress! It was perfect for celebrating New Year's Eve 2010 with my boyfriend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 8, 2012
The free extra size and the ability to rent a back up dress is absolutely best idea ever. Thanks for making my first experience with RTR so amazing.
Wore it for NYE 2012. Dress fit as other reviewers described, tight around the torso and somewhat loose in the bust. The back straps rested loosely on my shoulder blades and back and was very sexy. Its very open and shows off that sexy side. Perfect length for me. I am 5'3" and it hit just past my finger tips with arms at the side. The cut in the front is very unique, not the standard one shoulder cut. Got asked a few times who I was wearing and got a ton of compliments from both men and women.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
January 15, 2012
Many compliments all night. What a beautiful dress!! I'm very excited to use RTR again! :)
1st experience with RTR and absolutely loved this dress!!! Definitely order 2 sizes just because the fitted waist has no give. Great dress for any occasion and will definitely rent again! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
February 13, 2012
Loved dress but didn't fit
I was really excited to wear this dress to a party this past weekend, however when I received it it did not fit. After reading other reviews I decided to order a size up which was my mistake. It zipped fine and fit ok at the waist, the issue for me was the bust. I wear a full C but the dress did not cover my chest on the sides. I tried different ways of securing it and I could not find a way that covered me while not distorting the look of the dress. The dress was also a bit shorter than I had expected. I am about 5'7 and the dress fell above mid thigh on me. I really wish it had worked out because the dress was beautiful. The material was lighter than I had expected. The dress also featured two pockets which I thought was fun! My experience with rent the runway was a good first one even though the dress didn't work out. The dress arrived when expected and it was easy to return. I will definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
February 23, 2012
My boyfriend loving the way I looked.
I wore this dress for my four year anniversary with my boyfriend this past weekend and I fell in love! This was my first rental from RTR and I couldn't have been more pleased. The dress fit true to size and I'm so happy they offer a secondary dress free of charge in a different size because that's the one I wore! The back is unique and easy to manage and the fabric was light and comfortable. Definitely perfect for a date or a less formal special event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 2, 2012
Too Short, Strange Fit
This dress was WAY too short. Even with tights, I thought it looked inappropriate. Also the chest area is very strange. You have to be very big chested to fill it out, but it provides very little coverage. I had to return it. Sad, because it looks great in the picture.
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