Trina Turk

Gizela Dress

$40 – $60 rental?
$398 retail
Stylist Notes

Keep your look classic in this minimal and glamorous Trina Turk cape shift dress. Maintain an Old Hollywood vibe with a statement necklace and pointed-toe heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14

BUST:Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Bump Friendly, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Shift bodice with side pockets. Hidden side zipper. Fully lined. 35” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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271 reviews
Fit
Large
(30)
True to Size
(117)
Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
February 21, 2016
Fantastic dress with a bit of drama
I loved this dress!! The size 0 didn't arrive back in time and RTR sent me another option along with the size 2. I would have liked to have tried the 0. But since the dress had a boxy fit to begin with the 2 worked just fine. As always sad to send back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
February 22, 2016
Didn't wear this but loved it!
This was a back up I didn't end up wearing but loved it and will rent again for future events.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 15, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW
This piece is very well made and is truly versatile. I wore this to lunch with a friend by pairing with some of my more casual pieces. You may also wear this with a pair of heels and make it into a cocktail look. True to size. Comfortable. Standard bra friendly
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
October 19, 2015
AMAZING!!!
This dress is true to size. I wore the 8 only because I got dressed at work and grabbed the wrong size rushing out the door......however the 10 (my normal size) would of been a much more comfortable fit. I loved it! I paired it up with fishnet stockings for a silhouette look , a chunky neck piece from Adlos and a gold clutch......PURE ELLEGENCE!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
October 19, 2015
Why wouldn't you want a cape?!
I rented this last minute for a work benefit, and it was a perfect! Elegant and chic, and the cape adds a little extra flair. It does need a statement necklace so keep that in mind. It does run big in the front and I wish I would have gotten a smaller backup size instead of sizing up. My body shape has changed in the recent months with running so I'm still adjusting to what sizes will work so it could just be me on the size. Overall, another rental I wish I could keep!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 20, 2015
Dramatic evening dress
This dress was a blast to wear. The cape! Amazing. The zipper is hidden on the side making the whole look very clean. I wore a 4 but feel like I maybe could have gone down to a 2 for a closer fit in the dress. I have a larger chest (always a concern when wearing dresses) and it fit totally fine. I also rented the KOTUR Three Suits Levin Minaudiere clutch to add a little pop of color.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
October 21, 2015
This was such a fun dress to wear! The cape which is built in was so much fun to dance in.
The only thing bad I can say about it is that if you are dancing and put your hands up the whole dress goes up and gets quite short since the cape is attached. But it was still a great dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 114lbs
October 20, 2015
Stylist Review
Very Chic option. The material is thick and one thing to note is the arm holes are slightly odd to navigate into. The dress itself is more of a shift option as well. This dress is very short, even at my 5'4 height, however the high neck allows a standard bra to be worn, For fall and winter, I definitely recommend adding tights. I also recommend adding a necklace for a pop of color.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
October 22, 2015
The elegance of the dress.
Perfect dress for perfect October ball. The dress arrived as scheduled In a perfect condition.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 22, 2015
Cool stylish dress that hides the arms.
I actually accidentally ordered this one (forgot to take it out of my shopping cart) but that was lucky because I liked it much better than the one I had ordered in two sizes. It fit really well. It's like a little black dress with a cape attached. I appreciated that it hid my arms because I don't like showing my arms but also it kept me from being freezing like I usually am at a fancy, well air-conditioned affair. You can't really wear a coat over it though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 26, 2015
Unique yet Oh-So-Classic.
This dress is one of my all time favorites that I've rented from RTR. I wore it out for a nice dinner and then to see the Ballet with my boyfriend. It was comfortable enough to sit in all evening, warm enough for the cold theatre, and not too hot for the warmer weather outside. The cape itself is the highlight of this dress but it doesn't take away from its classic beauty and expensive material. I styled it with black pointed toe pumps and a slick back ponytail- nothing else was necessary. It was such an easy and beautiful dress and I'm positive I will be renting it again.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
October 26, 2015
Slightly dramatic, in a good way, and very classy.
Attended an art opening in this dress and it was perfect. I styled it as suggested -- with a statement necklace and pointy-toe heels -- and received many compliments. I thought it fit true to size. It can get a little warm if you're dancing or just in the middle of a crowd, as the cape is not detachable. That said, it was great for a cold evening. As a head's up, the dress that I wore is beginning to show a little wear. Not enough to be noticeable to other people, but there were definitely arm pit stains (see the warmth factor, above), which were not present on my backup size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
October 30, 2015
Wore this to a glam event. Many compliments.
Love the cape, lack of spanx, and use of regular bra. Roomy where other size 14 RTR are form fitting. Cape is a little awkward as it is attached at the sides, but who cares? It's a cape!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 1, 2015
Super flattering, made me feel like a badass.
Made of thick and comfy fabric. Hides anything you might be self conscious about.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
November 5, 2015
This outfit was perfect for the back-tie Halloween party I attended.
Fabric is stretchy so very comfortable to wear. I thought the cape would drape all around the dress but it's flesh with the backside of the dress. I found it a little odd but no one could tell.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
November 5, 2015
Felt like a total power babe...do it, rent a cape dress, you can pull it off, I promise!
This dress is the bomb. It fit perfectly, I felt amazing, and was complimented all night long! Totally obsessed with this dress...thought about running off to Mexico with it. Also love the RTR system...dress arrived on time and return was crazy easy.
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 6, 2015
This dress was a huge hit! Everyone loved it.
I'm normally a size 8 or 10. They didn't have the 8, but the 10 fit fine. A perfect dress for a party! I got tons of compliments on it all night! Very unique and different. The only downfall of it was it was hard to dance in...
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 8, 2015
fun and different
Dress: Many compliments on the dress...all from other women at the party. All loved the attached cape and thought it really made an otherwise LBD really stand out. Super comfortable and easy to dance in, sit in, etc. I'm usually a 6 or 8 and the 6 fit perfectly. Loved the dress. Shipping/Condition: With this order, I also rented a second dress (as well as an alternate size), all three dresses showed up a COMPLETE WRINKLED MESS!! Really bad. No garment bag, just the dry cleaner bags covering them. Shoved into a box that was too small for 3 dressed. VERY annoyed and emailed RTR. They emailed back to suggest putting it near the shower and steaming it or I could order another and they would overnight it. TOO late and I did not have time for steaming...that's why I was renting! So I could put the dress on and go out. I spent a good amount of time a few weeks ago looking through all the dresses to find 2 that I liked and I didn't have time to do it all over again. REALLY bad form on RTR if you ask me. My husband ironed the dress for me and it ended up being fine but I think I'm done with RTR.
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
November 15, 2015
I received so many compliments on the dress!
This dress was a hit! Wore it to a anniversary party and people were complimenting me all night. It's simplicity spoke volumes. And for a 47 degree NYC night, the cape was the extra lining I needed to keep me warm. Only con is that I ordered both a size 14 and 12 and while the 12 did fit, it was riding up so I changed into the 14 but I noticed that the neckline on the 12 was smaller and didn't show my bra straps as appose to the 14 where I guess because it was a bigger size it meant a bigger neck opening so it was kind of falling off my shoulders a bit but other than that I have no complaints about this dress. I'm sure I'll be ordering the white one soon!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 15, 2015
This dress was definitely a show stopper.I got so many compliments, I would live to own it!!
The material is a little thick so it was perfect for my mid-November holiday party but I'd think twice about wearing something like this in the summer. Other than this it was sooo perfect and all the glam you'd imagine. Not to mention my husband loved it.... He never pays attention to what I'm wearing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 15, 2015
It was unique without being too much of a standout at my friend's rehearsal dinner.
I loved the length! It wasn't too short, totally perfect. I also loved that I didn't need to wear a jacket with this. I paired it with a very sparkly necklace and got lots of compliments all night long.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 18, 2015
Stopped by strangers all night with compliments
This was fun to wear. It was a show-stopper. I didn't make it through the aisles of the silent auction fundraiser without someone stopping me to tell me I looked "stunning" or "gorgeous." One person told me I was "superwoman" and they wanted this dress. The fabric was thick enough to shield the chilly November weather, but not so thick that I was hot in the indoor event. Definitely worth renting again.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
November 19, 2015
Absolutely loved this dress!!! So many compliments and very comfortable!
I ordered a 12 and 14, as formal dresses usually run small. I ended up wearing the 12 and it fit perfectly! I'm a curvier girl, so I wasn't sure was to expect with this. It was slightly short, but I'm also very tall. It hugged my curves, and I loved it. I felt so chic wearing this, and would totally buy this dress, just to wear it again!! I got tons of compliments wearing this, and felt amazing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 28, 2015
Classy, classy, classy!
This fit very true to size. The fabric is beautiful and thick. The length was a bit above my knees which added a little flirty edge to the conservative top. It fit wonderfully and had a bit of stretch. It did not ride up at all which was amazing. I felt like a queen. It was classy and beautiful and perfect for a holiday get together.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
December 3, 2015
Dramatic effect!
Beautiful dress that is dramatic! The only con I have is that it does not photograph well because it's wide and dark.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
December 7, 2015
This dress was truly unforgettable, people stopped me all night asking where i got the amazing dress
Fit great!!!Pair it with hunter green tights and So Kate patent leather black lubos. Perfection!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
December 8, 2015
Great Dress - very unique
I wore this to my work Christmas Party at a rustic Whiskey Lounge. Loved the dress. I am normally a 6 and this was a little large and a little bit longer than I would have liked. It's great in that it's not too form fitting (so my 6 mo postpartum stomach did just fine). I would definitely recommend it. I received many compliments through out the night (from other women - my husband called me batman).
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 33
December 9, 2015
Great dress. I usually wear a 6 and could of size down but the loose look works as its a short dress
Better for it to be loose fitting than too snug. I got the size 6 which is my usual size, but could of size down.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
December 10, 2015
Classic dress, just not the right size!
This is a wonderful dress, however I did not feel as sexy and sassy as the other women seemed to feel in it. I am typically a size 4 however sizes are so ambiguous it's hard to tell anymore, I have worn 0,2,4,6...so you get the picture. I was hoping it would be shorter and slightly tighter, considering it is such a conservative look. Unfortunately I was not able to order the backup size 2. Truthfully, I did not end up wearing the dress because I wanted to feel a little sexier =( I wore something I had in my closet already. That being said- this is truly a classic dress and it does have the wow factor of being different than everyone else!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 37
December 13, 2015
Somehow Both Classic & Trendy!
This dress was such a hit at my architecture firm holiday party! Given that everyone is so design-conscious, I wanted to show up with something minimal, yet on-trend, and this Trina Turk pick was perfect! The material is a nice weight, super flattering, and great to wear in December for the arm coverage. I was also delighted that both sizes I ordered--the 6 and the 8--fit really well, probably because the shape of the dress isn't very form-fitting. I usually wear an 8, but went with the 6 which showed off my figure a bit better. This was my first order with RTR and I had such a great experience! From the moment you receive your package, a beautiful cloth garment bag, you feel like you're about to enjoy something special. I'll definitely rent something again and I've already told a bunch of friends they should do the same. The only challenge was having a return on Sunday. It wasn't totally clear if I could leave it in a drop box given the noon return time, (I drove to several UPS locations that were all closed on Sundays). I'm hoping there aren't any late fees, consequently. Overall, a great experience, though!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Apple
December 18, 2015
The dress fit perfectly and was super comfortable!
Felt super glamorous at my holiday party at work. Got tons of compliments and felt like it was perfect with my gold statement necklace. Fun to dance in with the cape!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
December 17, 2015
Such a comfortable and flattering dress.
Add a great necklace and this dress is a winner.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 22, 2015
So fun!
I rented this for a black tie Mad Men themed party. It is a 1960s flair and was the perfect dress for the occasion! I loved the cape sleeves. It was so fun to wear. It fit true to size and was made of nice quality weighty fabric. I would love to own this dress!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 24, 2015
The cape is everything!
Wore this for a nice night out for a bachelorette party. Loved it! Got so many compliments and comfortable. Very flattering and demure. Would possibly rent again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147lbs
December 27, 2015
Amazing dress!
I absolutely loved this dress! I wore it to a holiday party and got so many compliments. It was super comfortable and the cape made it really fun. I tried it on with a few different pairs of shoes, but I think it looks best with strappy sandals like the model is wearing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 2, 2016
Perfect party dress with a tiny bit of flare.
I sort of wish the cape was a true, not attached at the sides, however this dress is pretty stellar.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
January 7, 2016
Material wasn't as nice as the style of the dress.
Loved the style, material wasn't as nice as the look of the dress. A little too short...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 158lbs
January 7, 2016
Beautiful dress that can be accessorized up/down. Cape was awesome, kept me warm.
Wore this to the People's Choice Awards and fit right in. It was absolutely beautiful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 7, 2016
Sophisticated dress and super warm!
I'm a 32 A. It did not fit me in the bust area, even though I ordered the size zero. But the black color of the dress meant that it was not that noticeable. I wore it to a New Years Party, which had both indoor and outdoor areas. The fabric on this dress is really thick and it kept me warm without making me too hot, and the cape was like wearing a coat all night. I was able to stand in line outside at night for 15 minutes, and also transition through the indoor/outdoor areas with no problem at all. It was great.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
January 10, 2016
I loved the dress and the fact that it wasn't a typical style you would see at a Holiday Party.
I loved it. The only shock was that it is a cape"ish" dress. the back of the dress and the cape are all one in the back where I kinda thought it would be more of a true cape. I was close to 5 months pregnant when I wore this dress so it is just fine for those who have a little going on in the tummy area.
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