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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
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DDD/E
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!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
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: 42
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: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
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: 36
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: 35
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:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
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: 33
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.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
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: 34
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.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
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!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
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.

ClaireDecember 7, 2011
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:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
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: 35
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: 30
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:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
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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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
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: 33
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: 29
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: 37
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: 26
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: 33
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:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
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: 22
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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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
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: 33
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: 24
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: 24
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: 35
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: 32
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: 27
Bust size: 32DD
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
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: 27
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
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: 43
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 CustomerJuly 31, 2013
Dress looks great! Where did you get your shoes? I love them.
JyllJuly 31, 2013
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: 118
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: 32
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: 22
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 25, 2013
Husband's friends told him that this wife was "smoking hot".

I am a Mom of two. A three year old and at the time a 10 month old, I never thought I would get the attention I got in my twenties. Babies have done things to my body that there is no coming back from. My husband was the best man in his childhood friends' wedding in August. This dress prompted numerous comments from the other men in the wedding telling my husband that his wife is a "smoke show". This dress is very flattering, classy coming at you and sexy walking away. The band for the empire waist fits quite snugly around the rib cage just under the bust and the skirt flows to about four inches above the knee. Perfect length for the hot August weather in VT. You will need garment tape to secure the chest on the strapless side. The double band strap across the back is very secure and adjustable with three buttons. Classy, unique and sexy. Accessorized with Kenneth Jay Lane Regal Affair Ring and Anton Heunis Budding Blue Cluster Earring.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 4, 2013
Great dress but had some size issues

Had to wear the 4 in order to fit my chest, but it was a little too large. Fashion tape helped everything in place.

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