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Sapphire Fairy Tale Dress
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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!

Also available in burgundy.
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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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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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Kristen
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6423
Sep 21, 2012
Perfect for a typcial East coast wedding - simple, but one-strap makes it interesting.
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Waistband fits a bit tight. Bust is extremely loose. I am a 34 B and had to use lots of double sided tape to keep the top fitting well and looking nice. Length was perfect for a wedding.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2423
Sep 19, 2012
Absolutely love this dress!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was the 2nd time I rented this dress for a wedding. Both times I wore it I recieved nothing but compliments throughout the night. This is a very well-made, flattering dress. I ordered a size 0 and 2 and ended up wearing the 2 both times. I found the 0 to be too short and a little too tight. This dress seems to run on the short side in terms of length and it definitely had a little extra room in the bust area - I probably could've been able to pin some fabric back but it wasn't enough that it posed a problem. Gorgeous dress, would highly recommend!
Sabrina
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 6333
Sep 13, 2012
Everyone loved my dress!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Just a little tight around the ribs but other than it was perfect!
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Aug 28, 2012
Pretty but didn't wear it
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress when it came but unfortunately wasn't able to wear it. I got two sizes, 2 and 4. The midsection has no give to it and my ribcage was too large, couldn't zip it up. The midsection of the 4 fit but the bust was way too big. Sadly, I couldn't wear it but thankfully I had a back up dress from RTR that fit like a glove!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6434
Aug 23, 2012
would def rent this again!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I looooved this dress! It was freezing at the venue but i took my blazer off so everyone could see the back. The back is very open, which was was great for me but not what i was expecting. If you have any back fat concerns or absolutely need to wear a bra this isn't the right dress. I really liked it though and it transitioned to going out after really well.
Katharine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4333
Aug 21, 2012
Goes with anything
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is so cute and goes with anything. Can dress it up or down. The back is extremely low cut, yet still very flattering. Fashion tape is needed to tape the side down so you don't see bra. Would definitely rent again!
Angela
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5423
Aug 14, 2012
Conservative and fun
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to my partner's work ball. It was conservative and appropriate from the front with a bit of fun in the back. Very cute and comfortable.
Jenna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3423
Aug 13, 2012
Not my favorite
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The one shoulder fits kind of bad. It was a little too loose for my liking and made my boobs look funny. The strap was too long so I didn't get to wear it but luckily the RTR team over nighted me another option so all was well in the end.
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Jun 18, 2012
Sexy Goddess Dress
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I loved this dress! Even though it was a little tight in the bodice, it still felt good to wear, plus I felt very sexy wearing it--I felt like a goddess!
MT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5543
Mar 24, 2012
Didn't work for me... :(
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I have had success with other RTR dresses, but not this one. My body type just didn't work for this dress. I couldn't comfortably wear the dress without my chest seemingly being exposed out the sides and (as said in other reviews), this dress is a little too short for my comfort. I didn't feel like trying to adjust all night, so I passed on wearing this one.
Callie
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2444
Mar 2, 2012
Too Short, Strange Fit
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
crystal
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4433
Feb 13, 2012
Loved dress but didn't fit
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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!
Brianna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Dec 14, 2011
Almost...
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
A2Fashionlover
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5433
Dec 6, 2011
Lots of compliments!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Amy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4333
Dec 5, 2011
Beautiful Dress
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Alexandra
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5543
Nov 18, 2011
Great back, fun party dress
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Amy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5544
Nov 10, 2011
Too small!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
hol
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 1441
Oct 26, 2011
Overall fit: Small
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.
KG
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1421
Oct 26, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I loved this dress! I am a 32C and found the size 2 to fit perfectly. I also got the size 4, which was a little looser at the band but the top was much bigger.
Jen
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 1541
Oct 17, 2011
Overall fit: Large
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.
niff
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Body type: Straight & narrow
Canonical User Type: 1631
Oct 14, 2011
Overall fit: Large
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.
Raven
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 4344
Oct 13, 2011
Overall fit: Small
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.
Megkn
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 1441
Oct 12, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
Super short! Tall girls, don't rent this dress. Otherwise its super cute.
Taylor
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1231
Oct 5, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I loved this dress, it was very pretty and comfortable! First, the color is more of a navy and the black piping is almost unnoticeable. I paired it a red lip and some red pumps for homecoming and it looked great! At 5'4" the dress hit high/mid thigh…it was fairly short. I am about 115-120 lbs. and a 34 A/B cup. I ordered both the size 2 & 4, and ended up going with the 2. The fabric is very soft and flattering.
Lau
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 3523
Oct 5, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
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.
Alli
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6443
Oct 3, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
LOVE THIS DRESS! I wore it to a holiday party thrown by the salon that I work for. The color is gorgeous! I have very fair skin and dark hair and the rich sapphire totally complemented my coloring. I wore this dress with black opaque tights, black platform suede pumps, and gold jewelry. I didn't think that this subtle dress would be a statement piece, but the entire night everyone was asking me "where did you get that dress?!" I have a small chest and wide hips and the size 8 fit pretty well. I will say that this dress was a little loose up top, but nothing I couldn't fix with a safety pin!
CC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 100 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2424
Sep 22, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
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!
Devon
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 1431
Sep 19, 2011
Overall fit: Small
The dress is an adorable style, but I found the waist band to be tighter than most dresses. Because it cinches so much at the waist, I found it to bell out at the hips in an unflattering way. Did love the style though... wish it fit me better!
Alexandra
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 1541
Sep 14, 2011
Overall fit: Large
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...
BRock
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2422
Sep 13, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
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.
Kelli
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3332
Sep 12, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
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!
HJB
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 1531
Aug 31, 2011
Overall fit: Small
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
MG
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 6334
Aug 12, 2011
Overall fit: Small
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 :(
NY2SF
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 1441
Jul 25, 2011
Overall fit: Small
Dress fit pretty well (4/5 stars). As other reviews mentioned, waist is really tight so definitely order the size up, as that's what I ended up wearing. For anyone concerned about trying to cover a tummy pooch, this dress works well!
shadamee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 85 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2422
Jul 10, 2011
Pretty
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4323
Jul 1, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
True to size but a little large in the bust. I wouldn't recommend sizing down, though, because the belted area is pretty tight at the waist!
EL
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Canonical User Type: 1531
Jun 30, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
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.
Natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4534
May 31, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
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.
Nickels
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 2431
May 24, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I thought this dress fit very well! I was really happy with how it looked, I wore it for my wedding shower and people loved it :)
Icey
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1421
May 10, 2011
Overall fit: Large
I loved the dress. It fit true to size except for the top which was a bit large. I ended up pinning the straps tighter, however it only partially corrected the problem. I wouldn't recommend it if you are smaller around the bust area.
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