Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent

Arabian Desert Maxi Dress

$100 rental
$400 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

We die for this amazing Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent maxi dress. It's the perfect bohemian chic dress of the season! Pair with trendy accessories like Rachel Leigh's Primrose Regal Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up(see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size- fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - Full length skirt conceals lower abdomen, hips, and backside
LENGTH: - available only in 1 length - recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6'.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch- some stretch in bodice but no stretch in full length skirt
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Bump Friendly, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up(see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size- fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - Full length skirt conceals lower abdomen, hips, and backside
LENGTH: - available only in 1 length - recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6'.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch- some stretch in bodice but no stretch in full length skirt
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Bump Friendly, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Off-white printed silk. Strapless neckline. Ruched bodice. Pleated skirt. Padded cups. Inner boning. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. See size and fit notes for length.

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26 reviews

Fit
Small 11
True to Size 13
Large 2
Photos 6
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Aug 17, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this 5 months pregnant (2 sizes up) and it looked great! Boning makes it fit tightly on torso so if broad there id go a size up! great 4 summer
Kate
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Aug 30, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I run about a size 4-6 and the 6 was great. The boning inside the dress made for a more secure fit, and it skimmed the floor when I wore flats.
A.M.
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Sep 12, 2011

Overall fit: Small
Gorgeous dress, but it runs a little smaller than I expected with the boning.
mfr6e
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Body type: Straight & narrow
Oct 2, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I got so many compliments on this dress! It is even more gorgeous in person. It is pretty see through, so don't forget nude spanx. The boning got a little uncomfortable, and should have probably worn one size up for the long night ahead.
Julia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 20, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I loved this dress- fit true to size and was very comfortable. Able to be dressed down or up for any occasion. Highly recommend it- I got a lot of complements on it.
Sam, NY
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 20, 2011

Overall fit: Small
LOVE this dress. Such a cute maxi, wore to a birthday dinner with the Danielle Salmon earrings and got a ton of compliments. I'm a solid 4 with small Bs and had to wear the 6 to fit into the corset. BUT didn't need a bra and stayed up no problem. Great print, light and breezy. Definitely will rent on my next vacation too.
M
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 30, 2011

Wore it on a special day and I was thrilled to be the most glamorous girl in the room.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this glamorous dress to my bridal shower. It would also work well for a nighttime event. I got a ton of compliments on it and would wear it again in a heartbeat. The top layer is very loose, but there is a lining that I thought was clingy. Ended up going a size up to so the lining would fit easier.
theBsoup.com
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 4, 2012

I loved this dress so much I wore it all weekend!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a summer wedding and loved it because the print was fun but not too dressy. I am pretty tall- 5'10" so maxi dresses are usually not really long on me, but this was super short. It was like 3" off the ground even before I put shoes on and was too odd of a lenth to wear in either flats or heels so I pinned up the front to make a faux mullet (rise and fall) hem. Other than that, it fit really well in the chest, I'm a 34 B/C and was light and comfortable.
SuzieQ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 13, 2012

Beautiful Print

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful print dress, but didn't work for me because my waist is not my best feature and it definitely accentuates that. Because I'm tall & it only comes in R, it fells mid-calf which actually gave it a cute, casual feel. But in that instance, I would definitely go all the way casual and belt it. Beautiful dress though and great flow of material & fit on the bust.
Alexis
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

Great, casual dress

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress as my backup for my senior prom. I figured it was a safe bet for my body type and would be a good substitute if the dress I really wanted didn't fit. The style was too casual though and would have been better for an outdoor summer wedding or more casual party. My mom almost wore it to pre-prom pictures. Also the boning in the top was pretty snug and the light, airy fabric made nervous about it ripping. I probably would order a backup one size up if I were to rent this dress again.
Maya
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 12, 2012

Loved this dress! Was perfectly dressy and I had the best dress at the party.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pretty small, would definitely order a size up if I were to do this again!
Ekb223
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 29, 2012

Dress is simple, breezy, but well structured

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Generally fits great, note that its on the shorter side. I am 5' 8" and had to wear the dress with flats, and it was still skimming my ankles. Great for a beach wedding.
SMP
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
Dec 11, 2012

Gorgeous

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Top fit like a corset and helped the dress stay up, which was very flattering (shown in picture - I'm a 32 bust and wore a zero, and as I said, dress stayed up beautifully. Wore to a date function, hence the tie.) Bottom was gauzy and flowy, as it looks to be on the model. Really loved this dress.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 10, 2013

I did not wear this dress as it didn't fit.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
They did not have my backup size (2) and the 0 was slightly too small. I still thought the dress was cute and was disappointed it didn't fit. I'm not sure I would rent this dress again. It was cute, but not as cute as I'd hope it would be for the cost.
wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 2, 2013

fits short heights

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
wore this after my baby and was worried about the bust, but it fit. the length was perfect with 3 inche heels
Taylor
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 21, 2013

Absolutely gorgeous dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
The dress was beautiful, very light. I wouldn't recommend it for a big busted or tall girl, like myself. I had to wear sandals, and was continuously pulling up my dress all night. Definitely made for a less curvy girl!
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 1, 2013

I didn't actually wear it.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I actually didn't wear this one. The fit was easy and comfortable. The only issue with this dress that prevented me from wearing it was that the front was too long. There was some drapey fabric that made me worried that I would trip and fall. I was even wearing 3.5 inch wedges! However, the pattern is really good looking--pretty grey with hints of blue, green, and pink--that will look great with a variety of accessories and shoes!
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 8, 2013

Pretty but a little too snug so I wore something else.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress to wear for my birthday, sadly it was a little too snug around the rib cage, and the liner didn't fit right underneath. Also, it had pulls on the front, from being worn before so I decided to wear something else.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Sep 2, 2013

perfect for the occasion

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
tight around the bust but overall a beautiful dress
taytay
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 19, 2013

it was way to big in the bust

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
it was way way too big in the bust for a size 34 B i was really disappointed and the length was kinda short for a 5 ft 7 in girl.
ashlyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 29, 2013

Very short

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress for my senior prom and first tried on the 0 because that's what size I normally am. It was really short, hit above my ankles (I'm 5'7") It fit in the torso area and the colors are pretty in person, a lot more colorful than shown in pictures. the 2 was just as short and didn't fit me in the bust at all so I ended up wearing my back up dress. For someone shorter though it would work out perfectly!
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 1, 2013

I did not end up wearing this dress. The material felt cheap and fit weirdly.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I ordered this dress for a brunch-time engagement party and found that it did not fit well. It was extremely big on top and the material felt like plastic. The dress was also slightly see-through.
Allison
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170 lbs
Feb 13, 2014

Beautiful dress! But way too short

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress looked stunning in the photo, and I needed a full maxi dress for a party. But, it turned out (being 5'9'') the dress was nowhere close to being floor length. I knew it was just because I was tall, but still relatively disappointed. From the waist up the dress fit perfectly and was gorgeous! I just wish it was a little bit longer so I could've worn it.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 26, 2014

The dress was beautiful and I got a lot of compliments! A great choice if you're going w/ a maxi.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit well and didn't have to fuss with the top at all. I am small chested so it was nice to not have to worry about that!
lovefashion
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Aug 18, 2014

Beautiful print!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
RTR sent me this dress after my original one didn't work out, but I have to say that I loved the print on this dress even more than the one I originally chose. In terms of the fit, it was slightly large in the bust area for me, but it was fine with the help of fashion tape. The length ended up being perfect on me with 4" heels.
Ginny
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Sep 26, 2014

Didn't fit but good customer service.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is beautiful. Unfortunately, the material and cut is completely unforgiving, and unless the waist (which runs small) AND the bust (which runs true/slightly large) fit you exactly, I can't see how this dress would work for you. It didn't work for me in either the 0 (bust fit but not the waist-- couldn't zip it) or the 2 (waist fit but not the bust-- the top would NOT stay up no matter how much tape I used).... I was very disappointed and had to scramble to find something to wear to the destination wedding I was leaving for the following day. I'm actually surprised this dress is used as a rental-- I would expect something with even the smallest amount of forgiveness in the cut or fabric-- I am not a particularly unique shape/size and usually fit well into a size 2 of any dress. RTR offered to send a replacement but I was traveling to Mexico so not an option. They actually refunded me which was very fair-- they kept me as a customer and I have recommended RTR to friends and family since. I would not, however, recommend this dress unless you have a good back up plan.
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