Vera Wang

Chemical Reaction Dress

$175 rental
$995 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Win best dressed at the fashion gala wearing this eye catching Vera Wang organic floral print sheath. Go with a colored pump to really turn up the volume in style!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust and may be worn with a standard bra; fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Fitted - fitted throughout skirt, curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some 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 (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust and may be worn with a standard bra; fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Fitted - fitted throughout skirt, curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Printed cotton. Crew neckline. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 37'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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33 reviews

Fit
Small 5
True to Size 27
Large 0
Photos 16
HB
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 9, 2012

Gorgeous.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress looks even better in real life than in the model pictures. Perfect fit, true to size, and a dress that would fit most body types well. LOVED IT!
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Jun 18, 2012

Everyone loved my dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress was incredible! Although it was a little long on me, it hit around my knee, I will definitely be renting it again! The pattern is stunning in person, and I got compliments all day! I am typically a 2, and the 4 fit well in this dress. I would suggest sizing up as a backup!
SMH
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 22, 2012

Beautiful comfort

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I got many compliments on this dress. It was very comfortable and the material was light. Easy to dance and have fun in and different enough to stand out
Sally
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 5, 2012

Lots of compliments

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit perfectly. The colors were great. Perfect for an outside wedding. I am 5'4, but curvy, and it was perfect for my body.
TRA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 31, 2012

Sophisticated and Chic

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I loved this dress. I am petite and was afraid the length wouldn't work on my body type but because the cut is so fantastic and is complimented by the print, it was a perfect fit. I added a belt to cinch the waist a bit further. Felt very tailored and chic.
Jenn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 15, 2012

Comfy and Cute

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was really comfy, its got some stretch to it which was nice. I wore it to a rehearsal dinner and got tons of compliments. I would recommend this!
Valerie Orsoni
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Aug 17, 2012

Not as good in real life

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I am always very satisfied with RTR dresses but this Vera Wang dress is of very basic cotton and does not look "classy" in real life as it does on the website. I would not recommend it for a TV show or a meeting. More like a summery dress.
Rae
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Sep 5, 2012

The dress was thinner than I thought the material would be. It's a thin cotton. I live in Texas, and this wasn't too great for the heat, but it fits nicely. Not too tight, not too loose. A little longer than I expected, almost to my knees. Doesn't fit as tightly as shown in the photo when browsing. Overall a nice dress, I got compliments from most of my friends.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress was thinner than I thought the material would be. It's a thin cotton. I live in Texas, and this wasn't too great for the heat, but it fits nicely. Not too tight, not too loose. A little longer than I expected, almost to my knees. Doesn't fit as tightly as shown in the photo when browsing. Overall a nice dress, I got compliments from most of my friends.
Mallory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 19, 2012

Met a cute guy in it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This is a great dress for summer since it is made out of a thin material. It does wrinkle easily so probably not best in super humid weather!
Alexandria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 31, 2012

I rented for a work-related evening reception in July.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Amazing colors and print - I got tons of compliments. Because it was for work, I wore the larger size. But I could also wear the size down for a more body-hugging fit.
CP
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 12, 2012

Words cannot describe how much I loved this dress. I didn't want to send it back!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
I wore this dress all over Dallas, and felt like a million bucks. It was sexy but sophisticated, and so much fun to rent. I would buy it if I could! Runs pretty true to size, but I would order up a size for backup - especially if you have hips.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 12, 2013

Amazing fit and great spring colors!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is probably my favorite dress out of all the dresses I have ever rented from RTR. The fit was absolutely perfect on me, and the colors were really vibrant. The tightest part of this dress was the chest...it was fine, but I can see how it could get a little tight for someone more well endowed than myself. The length was great for a wedding, but it could have been an inch or two shorter for my taste. The fabric was a great weight for summer (thin cotton, but not see through), but it did tend to wring a bit from sitting. Overall it was the best dress I have ever rented, and I would definitely recommend it for a wedding/graduation/day event!
Quincee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128 lbs
May 21, 2013

The perfect dress.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ended up getting this due to a series of unfortunate events and I couldn't have been happier! The dress was unique and sexy without being over the top. If I were to rent again, I'd probably go up a size, but i think that probably has more to do with my recent weight gain than the actual fit of the dress. I wore it with a small gold belt around the waist.
Kerrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Aug 23, 2013

Colorful & Classy

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this to a wedding at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Fit was great and the colors were perfect. Material is very thin but perfect for a summer event. Needed ironing but didn't wrinkle like I feared it would given the lightweight fabric.
MJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 4, 2013

Great colors

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a perfect summer dress that was a part of my first RTR order. I wore it to a wedding rehearsal dinner and received compliments on the gorgeous pattern and color. The material was light, which was great for a hot and humid night in NYC. Unfortunately, it was a rushed evening and I did not have an opportunity to take any photos. If this one goes on clearance, I would definitely purchase it. The fit is true to size and the material has a bit of "give" if needed.
Colleen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123 lbs
Oct 22, 2013

Comfortable, NIce Summer Dress. Wore it for an outside party and it was perfect for that.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The pattern stands out. I felt great wearing it.. very classy yet fun. It was a bit long for my taste, but that's something to keep in mind for future rentals. I'm no where near the height of the model in the picture!
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Apr 25, 2014

Love the bright colors

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fits true to size , loose in an eight. Notbbodyhugging which is what I wanted.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 2, 2014

Back up dress but worked great!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful dress, great fit. Recommend. Would rent again.
d
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
May 20, 2014

Great dress with vibrant colors!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Beautiful colors in this dress, and very unique look. The fit was not perfect for me, in that the waist was a bit high and fitted, leading the area below the waist to sag a bit. The fabric was paper thin, which is fine as long as you don't sweat. All in all, a very nice dress. Just take care to think through your body type and weather before choosing this option.
Savannah
Age: 21
May 25, 2014

Gorgeous print in lightweight material!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress for a daytime wedding in Arizona. The ceremony was outside, and although I did get hot (as it was 90+ degrees) the material was light and breathable. This dress also didn't have a stuffy lining, which added to its breathability. I love the print of this dress because it's feminine with the subtle flowers but not in a conventional way and I think this color palate would look great on any skin tone and hair color. I usually wear a dress size 6/8. The 6 was snug on my hips and the fabric would bunch and rise, so if you have fuller hips and thighs id recommend upsizing unless you prefer a fitted look. Overall love this dress, first time renting from RTR, awesome experience!
Francesca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jun 1, 2014

Fit, color, fabric PERFECTION!!!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I originally rented this dress in a size 8 (the 10 was not available), but the 8 was too small. RTR of course, overnighted me the same dress in yellow (hence the photo). It is the exact same dress, just a different color. I will definitely be renting the blue dress in my size. Everything about this dress was amazing ... The vibrant color and pattern, the lightweight material, the perfect amount of stretch.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117 lbs
Jun 5, 2014

Amazing color!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress fits hugs your curves and may be a little tight around the shoulders, but the cut is very flattering. I actually found the material really thin and when it arrived it actually needed to be pressed. I noticed after sitting for a while that it was quite wrinkly. The colors are what makes it ... the purple makes tan skin pop and the floral print adds a nice layer and classy feel to this number.
Tiffany
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 6, 2014

The perfect dress for my Baccalaureate Mass!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I was initially nervous about using RTR because this was my first time, but I do not regret it at all. I would most likely use this site again. I received the dress along with the free second size backup exactly when RTR said they would come in. I usually wear either a size 4 or 6, but the past reviews for this dress encouraged me to order a 6 and 8. The 6 fit practically perfectly and still had room to breathe. I agree with other reviews that the dress' material is thin, but it hardly imposes an issue. The bright colors stunned me, and I immediately fell in love with the dress. I have slightly broad shoulders and a small waist, so the dress fit my shoulders really well, but it was loose around the waist. If this bothers you, a nice waist belt would help, but I just kept it as is. If you want to accessorize with this dress, I would suggest bracelets and/or rings more than necklaces. I feel like the dress' design truly speaks for itself. I paired the dress with open-toed strap heels because I felt like wedges could look too clunky with the dress, but I would also suggest simple pumps. I would definitely recommend anyone to get this dress. I got so many compliments on the vibrant colors and design! I truly would have loved to keep it. RTR provided easy-to-follow instructions to return the dresses, and I sent them back knowing someone else who rented them would definitely be satisfied. I most likely will be renting from RTR again!
Nerissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 10, 2014

Simple but Sophisticated

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
comfortable dress for my daughter's violin concert. very light weight material
miss al boogie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Jun 18, 2014

So easy to dance in. Very comfortable & chic.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the look of this!
Claire
Age: 24
Jun 28, 2014

Unique pattern really stands out

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a daytime wedding in Florida and was pleased with the lightweight cotton fabric. Before I even put it on, my boyfriend saw it hanging in the bathroom and said "that is so cool!" The pattern really stands out, but the cut is modest enough for pretty much any occasion. I wore nude pumps. I ordered a size up as my backup, but the 6 fit wonderfully (I'm usually between a 4 and 6) It was fitted in the bust, which worked well for my C cup, but really forgiving through the hips and thighs. I didn't notice this before I rented, but the waist is slightly drawn in, rather than being a straight sheath, which I liked because it provided more definition. The only issue I had was a bit of a dropped hem that was repaired with a visible seam, meaning I had a couple random white threads in the front. It also wrinkled after a long car ride. Overall a great dress, especially if you're hoping to stay cool or want something that's modest but still stands out.
Jane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 13, 2014

Unique and nobody had a dress like it!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful dress and so flattering! It rides up a little bit but wearing spanx helped with that.
Bethany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160 lbs
Jul 13, 2014

Birthday Hit

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved this dress. It was different, comfortable in the summer heat and very complimentary to my pale skin with all the colors. Loved it!
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 25, 2014

Pretty but thin material

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Beautiful but the fabric is paper thin & cotton- came wrinkled. Once I ironed it it looked better but wrinkles easy.
Amelia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137 lbs
Aug 11, 2014

Great dress for a beach wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Pros: pretty and simple without being ostentatious, colorful, lightweight fabric that breathes. Cons: wrinkles quite easily since the fabric is so light.
Sam
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

Perfect dress for a lua

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I rented this dress in another color and loved it. These colors were perfect for a Hawaiian lua
Brooke
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 20, 2014

I wore this to an art gallery opening and it was perfect!!!! Lots is compliments

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fit was true to size. I'm usually a 6 or 8. I'm 5'8" and 150 lbs athletic build with muscular thighs and it was not too tight in that area! I ended up wearing the 8 but I could have worn either for a more fitted look. It did stretch out a bit through the night and was wishing I had worn the 6. The print was beautiful and perfect for my event, which was the opening of an art gallery. I was expecting a "dressier" material but this is just cotton. It pictured really well but wrinkled as soon as I got in my car. It's a fantastic dress with a flattering fit, but if you need something a bit more dressy this is not it!
Sun
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147 lbs
Jan 3, 2015

Thin material

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Party
The material of this dress is rough and itchy like cheap sheets. Also very thin and only appropriate during summer. Colors not as vibrant as in picture. I did not wear the dress.
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