Sapphire Fairy Tale Dress

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$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'')

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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
Fit
Large20
True to Size84
Small54
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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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
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:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 31, 2012
Loved it
I usually wear a size 4 or a 6 - but the waist band on this dress has no give to it and ran very small. I had to send the 4 and 6 back and order an 8 so that I could breathe. Other than that, I loved the dress and got lots of compliments on it. You will have to either go braless or wear one of those backless bras with the adhesive sides.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
October 15, 2012
Beautiful Dress, Great fit!
I love the color of this dress, the fit was great and to my surprise it had pockets! I will say I did have to wear some fashion tape to keep from having a side boob accident. The material is thick enough to wear I felt comfortable going to bra-less. I am very petite (5'1) and I was still able to adjust the straps enough for it to fit my small frame. All in all it was good experience with Rent the Runway.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
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:
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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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
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:
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 1, 2012
I love this dress and got so many compliments on it.
The waist band is a little snug but was still comfortable.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 30, 2012
First medical school formal!
The dress was very pretty. I had a little bit of an issue with the bust area being too big - had to use a lot of fashion tape! Other than that, it was perfect for my event and the back of the dress was very sexy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
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:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
September 26, 2012
Loved this dress!
Fit everywhere except was a little tight in the bust area so I decided to wear something else.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 25, 2012
Back of this dress is amazing :)
Wore this to a wedding and got so many compliments on the back and the lay of the dress, worth buying some fashion tape and safety pinning the back just incase :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
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: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
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!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
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: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
September 19, 2012
Absolutely love this dress!
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!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
September 13, 2012
Everyone loved my dress!
Just a little tight around the ribs but other than it was perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 29, 2012
Receiving our dresses at the W Hotel made us feel like such princesses!
This dress is amazingly gorgeous in person! This photo does not do it justice! The blue is so rich and beautiful in person. And the fit is amazing! I rented this one for my best friend for her bachelorette as a surprise. She is a zero, 5'6" and it fit true to size. The back of this dress is the real surprise and so sexy! Perfect for a wedding, first date or girls night out!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 28, 2012
Pretty but didn't wear it
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
August 21, 2012
Goes with anything
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 14, 2012
Conservative and fun
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 13, 2012
Not my favorite
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.
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!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
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:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
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.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
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:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
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!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
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:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
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:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
January 5, 2012
The ease of receiving and sending the dress
This dress was awesome!! I wore it for new years so I added a sparkly belt. It runs small because the waist band doesn't have any give. So if you are in between sizes then you will probably end up wearing the bigger one. It does end up being a short dress if you have long legs.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
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:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
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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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
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.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
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.
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