Orchid Block Shift Dress

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$350 retail

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Stylist Notes

Walk into the dinner party wearing this colorful Trina Turk long sleeve sheath. A style you can dress up or down depending on your event.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Not fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips due to shift style of dress
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Not fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips due to shift style of dress
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

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Product Details

Purple and black matte jersey(95% Rayon, 5% spandex). Crew neckline. Long sleeves. Fitted skirt. 35'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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43 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(25)
Small
(10)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 17, 2015
Beautiful Dress!
This dress is very pretty. Fits well except that it is super short. You will definitely want to wear solid tights with this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 1, 2015
Way way to short. Couldn't wear it.
So short couldn't even wear it with leggings as it looked dumb. Do not rent if you're over 5'5.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 2, 2015
Having a cute purple dress.
This dress is perfect for a daytime event or maybe a date night. I rented it for luncheon, but if you're looking for something more formal or even cocktail attire this isn't the dress. I'm 5'1", so I didn't have the trouble others had with it being too short. Wear thick tights and you will be OK.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 2, 2014
Not really a dress... More like a tunic
I knew after reading other reviews that I was going to wear this as a tunic rather than a dress. The larger size was too big and hung strangely. The medium, while form fitting, was actually more flattering. The material was also heavier than expected. I liked it, but it has not been my favorite RTR rental so far. I would definitely recommend as tunic only. Even the large stopped so closely to my bottom that I (in no way possible) could have moved without exposing things.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 24, 2014
Very comfortable and cute!
The small fit nicely but the sleeves were too short. I am about 5'4" and this tunic-style dress was too short to wear without leggings. Got lots of compliments. Wore to professional meetings and a casual evening fundraiser. The material was very comfortable and thick enough to hide imperfections.
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
October 19, 2014
This is more a tunic than dress. Very short.
This is more a tunic than dress. Wore with leggings and boots and was perfect. If you are looking for a dress this is not for you barely covered my backside. Great as tunic. Color was beautiful. Perfect for fall
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
October 7, 2014
Beware hourglass figures!
While the fabric of this dress was heavier and nicer than I anticipated, it did nothing for me. The color change hit at my widest point and was not flattering at all. I have worn other dresses cut like this with success, but this was disappointing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 20, 2014
Nice but not wow
I rented the S and M and did not end up wearing either. I might have worn the Small but it was oddly small, like very short arms (I'm usually a 0 or 2) and the Medium was huge, the difference between the two sizes was staggering. I might have worn the Small anyway, despite its odd proportions on me, but the weather didn't cooperate and the dress didn't pop enough to wear it despite its flaws.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
July 30, 2014
eh
Did not end up wearing this. Was too short to wear as a dress and too awkward to wear as a tunic with leggings
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
April 13, 2014
I got several compliments on the dress.
I wouldn't call this a dress. Its more of a tunic unless you are petite. It's cute but I had to wear it with leggings. It fell just below my hip bones and did not completely cover my butt.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 173lbs
March 16, 2014
Waaaaaaaay too short. Didn't wear it.
While I know the other reviews said it was too short, I read the measurements and still though it might work. But I was wrong. Which is too bad too because it's a really nice quality dress and would have been perfect for my grandmother's 90th birthday (where we were also taking a family portrait). But it was just insanely short. Too bad.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 71
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
March 7, 2014
Looked great. Very comfortable.
I wore it as a tunic with tight black jeans and heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 23, 2014
Dress made to be packed and worn later.
I ended up not wearing the dress however it was quite comfortable and sized perfectly for my body. The only con would be the sleeve length, too short. They fell about half an inch above my wrist and due to the sleeve construction it didn't aesthetically work pushed up. However, the dress was a great material if needed to be packed and a perfect weight for fall or winter chilly nights.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
January 16, 2014
Classic & Comfy
This was a beautiful dress that was perfect for my birthday. RTR provides incredible customer service. Thanks for all that you do! Your stylists are incredible!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 29, 2013
Wore as a Tunic!
I wore this dress as a tunic with thick black leggings! Unfortunately, this dress is just incredibly short. I sized up and it was still way way too short to wear as a dress. At 5'9" this dress was even short as a tunic. That said, it's an amazing piece of clothing! It's a beautiful purple and it lays nicely on the body. I got many compliments! I would recommend this to taller girls as a tunic with leggings, and to shorter girls as a dress with black tights.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
December 19, 2013
not my favorite-- way to short for someone that is long-waist
too short
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 12, 2013
Could not wear this dress
I got the S and the M... luckily also got a different dress as back up. Neither size fit me! The small was too tight on the chest area / while the rest of the dress fit my body perfectly! the Medium was perfect for the check / but the dress hung like a formless sack on the body. I LOVE this dress and desperately wanted it to fit and work, but it really is for a specific body type -- and i am NOT that body. I would some combo of the Sm/Med for this dress to work.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 9, 2013
Great colors but
This was way to tight across the top and too short to even bend over.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving dinner dress with friends and family -- Received tons of compliments!
Overall, this dress was a winner! The inner lining didnt lay as flat as I would have liked, but that was not noticeable to anyone else but me. The elastic wristband was great as it allowed me to wear the sleeves as 3/4 length (I have long arms and the sleeves otherwise would have looked short. LOVE this dress and will be ordering more from RTR in the future!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 25, 2013
Great dress work work meeting!
I rented this dress for a work meeting. It was comfortable and I felt great in it. The elastic bands on the arms cut off my circulation a little, but over all a very nice dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 24, 2013
Very Short
I am 5' 10" and found the dress too short to wear out of the house.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
May 23, 2013
Great Pregnancy Dress
I wore this dress while I was pregnant to a wedding got tons of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
January 9, 2013
Helped ring in New Years right!
The fact that this dress comes in a Petite size is a god send! The sleeves are the best part of the dress, very loose and cute.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
January 2, 2013
Very cute dress but didn't fit properly so I did not end up wearing it.
I am 5'7" tall and this dress was WAY too short, so short that when I lifted my arms up my rear-end showed. Also, the sleeves were 3/4 length on me (in the photos the sleeves look full-length). It is a super cute dress and I wish I could have worn it for New Year's Eve.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Body type: Athletic
December 28, 2012
Beautiful color and fit! Everyone loved it...perfect for a dinner party.
The fit is comfortable and makes you look lean. True to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 24, 2012
Obscenely short!
I originally rented this dress for my work holiday party, but ended up wearing it for my husband's 30th birthday party because it was SO SHORT. I had to wear leggings with it because it was basically a tunic on me, and I'm not that tall! Otherwise I found it to fit TTS, and got a lot of compliments on my cute "top", but anyone over 5'3" should look elsewhere.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 18, 2012
Simple yet elegant! Wore this for a work holiday luncheon.
I don't think I've ever had a dress fit as perfect as this. I'm 5'9" and most stuff is too short. This was the perfect length. Also I have broad shoulders and I had no issues with it being too tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
December 13, 2012
This dress ran too short for me.
I got a size S and it fit well up top and through the waist, but the sleeves were much shorter than shown in the photo and so was the hem. I measured it 30" from shoulder to hem. Barely covered my rear, it looked like a tunic top on me. I am not super tall either, just 5'8". Don't know if the size M might have fixed the length problem but I have a feeling it would have been too big everywhere else.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
December 3, 2012
I was ready for the party in record time without completely tearing apart my closet for dress option
I rented the medium and the small for a backup. I wore the small because it flattered better. I have a tendency to buy clothing too big so this two size option is great for me. I wore the dress with black tights and black knee boot. Looked great and was very comfortable. The only negative was we got caught in the rain and it shows rain spot really dark until dry. Would rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 27, 2012
Did not wear
did not wear
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
October 11, 2012
First date success!
I wore this dress to a Friday night NYPhil concert with opaque black tights and booties! I am between a medium and a large, so chose the large, however, I wish I had rented the Medium. I was comfortable, but the M would have hugged my body instead of the 60s shift look I had. The plum is a beautiful color. I found the sleeves to be a bit odd, the elastic wrist makes them a bit floppy, so I wore them pushed up. Overall, it was a comfortable dress that I would wear again (in my size).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 7, 2012
The high heels really make this outfit and a long drapey necklace.
Got this one because I had (sadly) burned my arm cooking and needed a dress to cover the bandages for my cousin's engagement party. Even uncle Hugh the family priest did not notice the bandages through the dress (although my eagle eye mother in law did--nothing escapes her) so I considered it over all a success!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 23, 2012
Very flattering dress, and the color is beautiful!
This dress is very classy - I got a lot of complements on how chic & classy I looked. I paired it with 4" silver/grey heels. I'm 5'5", and the Medium hits 3/4 thigh for me. I tried the Small (as backup), and though it fit better up top, it was really short, meaning if I just slightly bend over to sign the guest book, all would be revealed. The style is very flattering, and you can wear a regular bra - which is great not having to deal with too much fuss with undergarments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 105lbs
May 10, 2012
Not Good for Short Gals
I rented the size small for an afternoon family party of multiple generations would be attending and where more modest side of fashion would be called for. Ended up returning the dress immediately after trying it on. I am 5"3 and wear a normal size 4 in most clothes. The colorblock on the dress hit me where it was very unflattering. Added an extra ten pounds to my frame. If you are short you may be better off with a different dress.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 22, 2012
Fit the bill
This dress was perfect for my event. I loved the sleeves and the length, while a bit short, was fun. The color was great in the winter! RTR is a great service that I can't wait to use again.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
January 31, 2012
Straight and narrow perfection
This is dress is perfect for us straight and narrows. The fabric is just weighty enough to create a nice line, but not too heavy. The sleeves have elastic, so you can push them up if you'd like. This dress can be very casual, and it is so easy to wear. Loved it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 30, 2012
Modest and Sophisticated
Due to my petite height, I had to add a belt to this look to adjust the length but it was such an easy dress to wear. This is a sure bet for a work event or date where modesty is in order. It is not the look that will garner tons of comments but sometimes blending in is the goal!
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
January 22, 2012
SERVICE!!
While I had some shipping issues the dress looked very nice. The service that I received from RTR was fantastic! I am looking forward to renting from them again. It is so fun and now I can say they will work with you no matter what!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 23, 2011
Love it
I wore this to work and then to an anniversary dinner. It's a bit shorter than I expected which was fine with me. A very cute dress that is both simple and unique.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Body type: Full Bust
October 19, 2011
Great dress, although my true size was very short. If you are under 5'7, you may pull it off well.
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