Sapphire Fairy Tale Dress

$49 to buy
$550 retail
Stylist Notes

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'')

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

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
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(20)
True to Size
(84)
Small
(54)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 24, 2012
Didn't work for me... :(
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.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
April 23, 2012
The dress just made me feel super comfortable and confident, which definitely showed!
When I first got it I was a little apprehensive. The fabric wasn't what I thought, and the smaller size (8) fit, but not how I wanted it to. With a little tweaking, some fashion tape and safety pins, the 10 ended up working perfectly! The dress was really comfortable easy to move in. I couldn't wear heals with it though, it was way too short if I did (not that I mind, I can barely walk in them)! I'd been looking at this dress for a long time and I'm really glad I finally ordered it, it worked out great and was super easy to return, thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
June 18, 2012
Sexy Goddess Dress
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 23, 2012
would def rent this again!
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.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 21, 2012
Perfect for a typcial East coast wedding - simple, but one-strap makes it interesting.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 24, 2012
Great color and style!
Dress features buttons on straps so you can alter for your torso length. Buttons don't stay well though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 24, 2012
Perfect Graduation Dress
I wore this dress for my college graduation and it was perfect. It's classy for a graduation but still really cute. I live in FL so the open back and length of the dress were great and I wasn't too hot.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 26, 2012
This dress was perfect for an afternoon wedding in June.
I rented this dress for a friend's wedding. It was June in the south, so something shorter and not too heavy was definitely necessary. This dress was perfect for the occasion and a big hit with my friends. The top potion did run a bit big, but I fixed that with some 2-sided fashion tape and was good to go.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 1, 2012
Fit really well. Got tons of compliments on it!
no give in the waist. Needed the tape to keep the sides up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 5, 2012
Broken Zipper
I rented this dress as a backup for my birthday dinner. It is a beautiful dress, unfortunetly when I receved the dress the zipper was broken and therfore I was unable to wear the dress.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
October 9, 2012
This dress was super cute and super fun!
I loved this dress because it could have been dressed up or down. You could wear it with a cute pair of casual wedges, or to a date party or night out with a sleek pair of stilettos. It's navy, but looks black in the dark, so accessories were easy! Definitely a great dress, and my friends loved it!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
October 12, 2012
Loved this dress!
I loved this dress and was so happy I rented it. The back is so sexy, the material is great, the color is beautiful, and it is the perfect length. I am fairly short (5'3") and it hit a couple inches above my knees - it showed a little leg, but was definitely not too short on me. The part just under the bust fit snugly but comfortably on me - I have about a 34" ribcage. However, the actual bust was large on me. This was easily fixable with a little bit of fashion tape on either side. I wore a statement necklace with it, like it's pictured, and got so many compliments. Great dress!!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 14, 2012
Beautiful dress! I got compliments all night!
Fits true to size. There are buttons on the straps to make is adjustable but they are visible and slightly distracting. You can't wear a strapless bra with this dress but sticky bras work perfectly! I completely recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
October 14, 2012
This dress runs true to size/small. If you wear a 4, get an extra 6, not a 2!
The waist band on this is snug, which could turn into a con if you ordered your regular size & a size down, like I had. Another thing I would note about this dress is I did not like the clear buttons on the straps. I also wish the top were tighter-fitting. All around--the proportions were a bit odd. Have to admit it's a cute style though. Definitely worth a shot, provided you order the right size.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 12, 2012
Gorgeous dress!
The dress fit amazing. It was very comfortable and I received a lot of compliments on it. I would definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 15, 2012
I wore this dress for an awards show in Vegas. Shows just enough skin, while still looking classy.
On my frame the shoulder straps were a bit loose, so I did have to pin them both. I typically go between a 0 or 2 in dresses, for this dress the 0 fit me better. The waist was a bit tight, but still breathable. I would recommend this dress to anyone who wants to show some skin, but maintain a sophisticated look.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 18, 2012
excellent
I loved this dress and got so many compliments! It was a little tight on me wear it cinched it, because it's not right under the bust or at the waist, but other than that, it was great! Loved it
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 25, 2012
Dress fit perfectly
It fit well
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
November 26, 2012
i got lots of compliments
It is super short for a formal affair. i wore tights with it and it was fine, but without would have made me nervous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
December 10, 2012
Such an amazing dress, so flattering!
I would recommend this dress to anyone a thousand times over. My friend actually convinced me to rent this as a 2nd option for a wedding we were going to. I was skeptical and didnt think it was my style especially since the friend who recommended it has totally different taste then me. I loved this dress right when I put it on. It is so flattering. The back is beautiful, the length is perfect and appropriate (I'm 5'8, it was mid-thigh) I loved the deep blue color. It was so comfortable to wear to an outdoor south beach wedding. Everything about this dress is perfect. I will probably rent it again for another nice occasion I have to go to.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 18, 2012
Lovely dress, but didn't end up wearing it
This dress was beautiful, but I am rather large chested for my body and did not feel secure in this dress wearing a sticky bra. I didn't wear it for fear of wardrobe malfunction, but it would probably work well for smaller chested ladies.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
January 2, 2013
Beautiful color and material!
Unfortunately, I couldn't wear this dress for the reason I rented it, but I'm reviewing it for the benefit of others. The dress fit perfectly, except that the top was too big, and the back was too low to wear a bra. I don't have a tiny chest, but the top was too big and left gaps on either side so if I moved too much I would pop out. If I had the time to pin it, it would have been fine. However, this dress is really beautiful and could be worn for a lot of different events. It is a gorgeous deep blue color and even at 5' 2" it was about 3" above the knee. It is both chic and fashionable and was a real bummer that I couldn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
January 4, 2013
Looks better on the model.
This dress was my original pick for New Years. However my first order from RTR got caught up in the snow storm so it did not get delivered on time. RTR send me a back up dress and my original dress in a size 4 which was too small around the bust. In real person the dress looks more for a summer party rather than a New Year Event. The fabric is very light and the back is amazing , it was just to small. If you are bigger up top I would recommend going up a size. Other than that it was a great dress !
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
January 23, 2013
I got so many complements on my look! Pair it with a colorful necklace and you're set!
Gorgeous Fit! It was a little tight around the ribs, but oh so flattering!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 4, 2013
Great dress for a summer wedding.
I loved this dress. The fit was a little snug around my waste, but my rib cage is a little wide for my size, so that may have been what caused the tightness. Otherwise, a great fit for someone who is smaller.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 9, 2013
Gorgeous dress. Great material
True to size
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 1, 2013
This dress is beautiful! The color was perfect for Kappa's Sapphire Ball.
I love the color of this dress, but it did not fit as well as I expected. I'm 5'9 and have a long torso, and the cut did not work for me. This dress would probably fit better on someone a little shorter. It fit awkwardly in the waist, hitting above my natural waistline. The strapless half didn't stay up very well, and I spent the whole night struggling to keep my strapless bra from showing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
April 11, 2013
super sexy and fun!
I am small on top, so i needed all the double stick tape I could get!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 25, 2013
The back saves the dress
I dont' think this dress photographs very well and I was a bit underwhelmed by it, but it was my only choice, so I made it work. The front of the dress is... meh. It does have pockets, which are pretty fun. The back of this dress saves it. The open back is flattering and makes this a much more interesting choice. A statement necklace is a must. As mentioned, the dress is quite unforgiving around the ribcage. The 2 was unavailable so I took a risk and ordered the 0, which I ended up wearing. It certainly did not leave much room for deep breaths and I have a small rib cage. If you have a wide ribcage, definitely order up a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 25, 2013
Pretty Dress, Sizing is Hard
I rented 3 dresses because it was my first time so I was unsure about how it would all work/fit. I rented this dress but ended up not picking it. It is a beautiful dress! The fit, on me was tricky though. The waist bad has zero give and hit me a little above my natural waist. I usually wear a size 4/6 in dresses but i had to move up to an 8 for this dress. I ran into trouble with the fit on my chest. I am 34C and it was loose. You cant wear a normal bra so I would have to wear the stick on bra and use fashion tape as well. However, the length is great as well as the fabric. Nice and light. If it fit better it would have been my first choice!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
June 4, 2013
got a ton of compliments!!
waist band was really tight and had to use double sided tape on the chest.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
July 15, 2013
Didn't wear it, but beautiful dress!
I rented two dresses to choose from for a wedding a few weeks ago; I'm glad I got another dress! This dress is really pretty, but it doesn't fit well, unfortunately. I think it is for taller girls ;) Wish it would have fit! LOVED my other dress though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
July 28, 2013
Killer dress, especially the back.
Wore this to a wedding and it made me feel stunning all night. I would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
July 31, 2013
Another RTR HIT!!!
This was a beautiful dress. Rich, dark blue color and lovely movement. I will echo what other reviewers have said about the waistband - it is a tight fit. I had to have help with the zipper but once it was up it didn't feel uncomfortable. The adjustable straps around the back also made it possible for me to not need any fashion tape. The dress stayed where it was supposed to through dancing, toasting and lots of hugging! The length on my short frame was just right - it hit above my knee. Overall, I couldn't have been happier. I would highly recommend this dress.
RTR CustomerMarch 20, 2014
Dress looks great! Where did you get your shoes? I love them.
JyllAugust 26, 2014
Hi! Love how you accessorized the dress. Where did you get the shoes?
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 116
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 12, 2013
HOT DRESS! GOT A MILLION COMPLIMENTS!!!!
I never got so many compliments! The dress fit perfect! I wear a size 6 and I ordered a 6 and and 8 b/c I read that the waist/bust runs tight on the rib cage. It is true that it has no give, but I'm a 34 B so it fit fine! The material was lightweight and comfortable. I did wear a "braza" which I ordered from this site and had to put double sided tape which I ordered from here too. The dress came with a little pull on the zipper, so I called customer service in the evening and they overnighted me another one which I got in the morning! So quick! The dress was truly a hit! So simple, classy with a sexy back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
August 28, 2013
It was a beautiful dress
Small in the chest.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 29, 2013
The back of the dress made some jaws drop.
I rented this dress for my school's winter formal. The fit of the dress was wonderful. The length was just right. The only problem I had with the dress was that since I am small chested, I had to use a lot of fashion tape to hold the front and sides of the dress up.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 12, 2013
Very flattering, different, and fun to wear!
This dress looked even better on than I hoped. I got tons of compliments; it was very slimming and I loved the dark navy color. My only complaint is the waist is VERY, verrry tight and unforgiving, it felt like a corset. The top is also pretty loose if you don't have much to fill it out. I had many almost nip slips (definitely wished I used dress tape). It was wearable though, just not too comfy, definitely order up a size and buy dress tape. Overall I was really happy with it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 15, 2013
Loved it...
This dress is gorgeous but my shoulders are too small for the back straps, they were gapping in the back. Too bad its a great dress!!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 8, 2013
Awesome dress.
I wore this dress to my prom and absolutely LOVED it! People are not exaggerating when they say it has a small waist, though. I ended up wearing an 8 just so it would fit on my waist and I often wear a 4 in dresses.
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