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Sapphire Fairy Tale Dress

$49 rental
$550 Retail

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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'')

Size Chart

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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156 reviews

Fit
Small 52
True to Size 83
Large 20
Photos 52
Caitlyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 25, 2013

The back saves the dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 25, 2013

Pretty Dress, Sizing is Hard

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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!
H
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
May 2, 2013

Elegant!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was much prettier than I thought it would be. It is elegant and the side/sexy makes it subtly sexy too.
Patti
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Jul 5, 2013

I ended up not wearing it due to poor fit.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Very tight at the waistband, also the waistband is very high. Unforgiving fabric.
Marissa
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Jul 15, 2013

Didn't wear it, but beautiful dress!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Brooke
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 28, 2013

It was a beautiful dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Small in the chest.
Olivia
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 5, 2013

Classy and Sophisticated!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Great cut and material. Ran very small, could barely zip around chest. Would rent again, but in a size up :)
Teresa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 29, 2013

The back of the dress made some jaws drop.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Christy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 15, 2013

Loved it...

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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!!
kerri
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 8, 2013

Awesome dress.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 4, 2013

Great dress but had some size issues

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Had to wear the 4 in order to fit my chest, but it was a little too large. Fashion tape helped everything in place.
Nastashia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 9, 2013

Dress is pretty, would not have fit tho

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I only received the smaller of my 2 requested sizes, it was VERY tight at the waist / ribcage and I was not able to wear this one. Tho the material and style is very pretty.
Amanda
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 3, 2014

Wore this to my dorm formal. Very comfortable and cute

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't need to wear a bra, and it goes great with nude pumps.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 26, 2014

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I loved the dress, it fit a little small in the "waist" - the ribbon waist fell around my rib cage and it was a little uncomfortable. I don't have a long torso, so I'm unsure why it fit oddly. Overall good, just would have preferred to know that.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 9, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Tons of compliments. Could have worn 6 or 8 but 8 fit better thru hips. Wore without a bra, which I normally don't do, but substantial fabric on top made me feel comfortable.
Skylar
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Mar 10, 2014

It was a very nice dress and would have worked for the Black Tie Optional wedding.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Unfortunately, while the rib cage and shoulder straps fit, the chest area was too large for me. It would have taken some very strong double stick tape to keep it from puckering out at the side and some pinning even. This dress would be good for someone who has small waist but larger boobs.
Kristen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 10, 2014

Loved this dress - perfect fit!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
My hips are a lot bigger than my waist so this was the perfect fit to a accentuate a smaller waist!
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 27, 2014

Simple but a little different in the back.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was initially afraid the dress wouldn't fit because of all the reviews saying the fit was inconsistent (especially because people said it was large in the bust, and I'm quite small-chested), but the stylist I talked to assured me that she thought this would be a good choice, and she was right! I ended up wearing it without a bra, and needed just a bit of fashion tape to ensure that there wouldn't be a wardrobe malfunction while dancing, but overall the dress fit great, looked great, and the fabric was so, so soft.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Mar 27, 2014

Pretty but wasn't for me

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I was super excited to receive this dress and when I tried it on the top of the dress was too loose to wear. Fashion tape did not help for me. Unfortunately if your small chested this may not be the dress for you.
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Mar 31, 2014

Beautiful dress but very tight around waist.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to wear the dress as I only received one size - 0 - and it was extremely tight around the waist when I put it on. The waist band has no give either. Otherwise, it is an absolutely beautiful dress.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Apr 26, 2014

Wasn't a fairy tale for me!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I didn't end up wearing this dress because it was just too big! This dress DEFINITELY requires fashion tape and a sticky bra. Once I had those, I managed to make the dress fit, but I was too worried about the tape holding up during the night. Beautiful material, however, if you can make it work!
Samantha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98 lbs
May 12, 2014

Too tight around waist.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I tried this on when it was delivered and it was pretty tight around the waist. I could have worn it, but I could tell it would not have been comfortable.
Eden
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97 lbs
May 16, 2014

I did not wear this dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I did not like this dress. The material was silky, but it did not fall beautifully. It sort of looked like a bag at the bottom.
April
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
May 19, 2014

I wore this for a rehearsal dinner.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the color of this dress, but had a really hard time with the fit. I used double-sided tape to keep the sides of the dress against my small chest, and was worried about it coming undone all night. I definitely think this dress would be a better fit for someone who does not wear an A cup, because you will have something to support it. I also agree that the waistband doesn't have any stretch- after dinner and a couple of drinks it felt tight which is unusual for me. I received a lot of compliments on the overall look, but don't recommend for someone with a small frame.
kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
May 27, 2014

loved this dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Definitely use the tape that RTR sends with the dress. It helps the strap and side by bust stay up. Otherwise I would have slipped out of the dress all night.
Rasa
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Jun 4, 2014

I was unable to wear this dress due to poor fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The band across the ribs is too tight and then bust area is too loose. I tried this dress on in size 6, 8, and 10. This dress will not fit most figures.
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 4, 2014

Top runs big but cute dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The top was definitely really big - had to use pins to keep the extra fabric in place. Loved the color!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Jun 25, 2014

Very pretty navy color

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this in a 4 and the 6 six was not available. The middle is cut very tight and it was not very comfortable to wear. The dress was a gorgeous color and the back cutout was also pretty. I recommend using double sided tape to keep the dress up though. Definitely size up!
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 27, 2014

I loved this dress on the model but wasn't able to get the correct size- I went with another style.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I thought I needed a 2 but that wasn't available so I ordered a 4 and a 0. The 4 was HUGE and the 0 was actually just a pinch too tight. I think this dress is best for someone very busty, as the 0 was tight on my body but still pretty loose on top. Really pretty on the model but would probably have needed a ton of fashion tape to keep it in place
Jodie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Jul 2, 2014

I wish I could have worn this dress!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress is awesome however it was a little tight around the waist and loose in the chest so I could not wear it :(
Nadia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

Absolutely breath taking. Hides all the imperfections.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
The waist was a little snug.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jul 27, 2014

Gorgeous dress! Wish RTR had a different size.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is so gorgeous! The color is a deep navy blue with black piping. I'm a pretty solid size 10 but this was way too tight. RTR didn't have a 12 for me to rent also, so I just didn't wear it. Bummer. I will rent again, though, for the 12. It's a short dress, too, just FYI.
lkq
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 2, 2014

Color popped ... very cute sassy back!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
So I really wanted to give this dress 5 stars but the top was a little difficult! I have a larger bust and the fashion tape was an absolute must. The top wouldn't have covered anything without it. So minus me freaking out that it may fall off and pressing the fabric back on when people weren't looking .. I LOVED this dress. The color was a perfect navy and the fit was great for a petite hourglass shape. And the reviews were correct, the waist has absolutely no give. But it did fit and my pics turned out great!
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Sep 3, 2014

Didn't get to wear it. Too small.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Didn't get to wear it. Too small.
Abby
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

The back of this dress is spectacular!! Really makes a statement!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Super fun dress, but watch out for the length. I have long legs and this dress was treading the fine line of being too short (especially once I put heels on). Other than that it made a big splash at the semi-formal event I was at. I got compliments all night long!!
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 21, 2014

Didn't work for me

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I didn't end up wearing this dress. As others have stated, the waist is really fitted. I normally wear an 8 and the waist on the 10 barely fit. But it was the top and the straps that were the problem. The top has no way to stay up without tape and the two straps which button into the back waist kept coming unbuttoned. Part of the problem was the holes appeared to have stretched out, but I still wouldn't trust them to hold up the dress.
Carly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Oct 28, 2014

Runs very small

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Usually I wear a 10 or a 12 in dresses but this size 12 had absolutely no give in the waist band. I could zip it up but it pinched my back and I had to slide it down lower to make it fit. I decided not to wear the dress because the tightness in the lower back really caused it to be uncomfortably tight. RTR was awesome and gave me a credit though! Definitely order a size up!
Cosette
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 31, 2014

Gorgeous, sexy dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! As others have mentioned there is ZERO give in the waist so I would order a size up for your backup. The 4 ended up fitting me perfectly and I didn't need fashion tape or anything to keep the top in place but I'm rather busty (34dd) and I could see how someone smaller chested would have a problem with the top not fitting properly since you can't wear a bra. The back is super sexy and the straps have buttons so you can adjust the length. I was so excited when I realized it had pockets! The material is silk and super elegant!
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 29, 2014

Beautiful dress, great color, NEED to go a size up.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this dress for a wedding, and rented my true size. There was no size up available, although I did read that you should order a size up. Unfortunatly, the dress was so tight on my rib cage that I could not wear it. Its a beautiful dress, but runs incredibly small. I am pretty average height (5 ft 7), but this dress was incredibly short on me. I might have worn it with tights out with friends, but for a summer wedding, it was just too short. Its a beautiful dress if you go 1, maybe even 2, sizes up, but be prepared to have a snug fit if you get your size!
BD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 30, 2014

Wanted to love this dress

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Party
Pretty dress and material but the top was a little big. A lot of double sided tape is needed.
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