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Take The Throne Gown
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Everyone will think you are royalty in this navy damask gown by Vera Wang. Complement this breathtaking shape with Gerard Yosca’s Lost in Atlantis Necklace and you will truly be the belle of the ball.
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Navy damask printed faille (100% polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Pencil skirt with ruching. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.
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This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes – very fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - very fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted – curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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805_lipsett
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3424
Apr 3, 2014
Modern-retro, classy.
Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Black tie family wedding. I just had a baby 7 months ago. The gathering in front made it so I was not self conscious all night. Even though I wasn't able to fix my hair, I felt beautiful and "put together". I am 5'1, my heels were 4 inches. The dress was well maintained and looked brand new. I will definitely rent again in the future!
Amy
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 141 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5424
Mar 11, 2014
I felt like a total rock star.
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was a back up dress that RTR overnighted to me because my first choice wasn't available - and thank goodness they did! I was 1000% in love with this dress. I certainly didn't want to send it back. The print is gorgeous and the shape definitely makes a statement. I'd be interested to try the long, because this was almost too short with heels on. It's an amazing dress though, so if you're on the fence, try it! I will say, spanx are recommended and the biggest downfall is that I couldn't get the bottom up over my hips, so bathroom trips required undressing. Make sure you're partying with a friend. Totally worth it, though.
Kat
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Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 156 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7544
Mar 2, 2014
Totally Stunning Gown
Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was initially worried this dress would be too tight or not long enough, but instead it was absolutely perfect in every way - I loved it so much that I might rent it again for another event :)
Janice
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5643
Feb 9, 2014
Beautiful dress!!! Strange FIT!!!!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my backup dress and it was beautiful. I didn't wear it because it was very big in the hip and waist area and snug around the bust. I think a 6L would have fit better but it only came in a 6R and I'm 5'9" and it would have been to short.
Nita
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2523
Jan 16, 2014
Stunning and elegant
Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I got this for a wedding in New Orleans and thought this dress would be the perfect choice due to the print and color and I love mermaid dresses! Sadly though - this dress runs large in the waist and hips. I read the reviews beforehand and figured Vera runs small so best to go up a size.. I should have stayed with the size 0R. I'm 5'3 105lbs 34b 25 waist and 33 hips - the length was perfect with a 4 inch heel. I wish this dress would have been more fitted in the waist and hip area but it was too baggy in a 2r - the bust however is VERY FITTED and im a 34b if that tells you anything. i was able to zip up both the inner zipper and the outer on my own with no problems but the bust was definitely SNUG...also note that the dress is supposed to be fitted down to your knees so the walking space is limited, overall though I thought it was a beautiful dress but needed it in a 0. I would recommended if you are similar to my build that you go with a 0 and a size up just in case. I went with another dress option I had picked out and that one fit like a glove! I would rent this again but in 0R for another event. lesson learned.
Jillian
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4423
Nov 16, 2013
Showstopper!
Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress in 4R and 6R and found the 4 to fit my body better. It was extremely tight at the top (although that did help make my boobs look bigger, haha!) and still a little loose in the hips, but this dress fit the best out of the 3 I had to pick from. I was also considering a black Monique Lhuillier (Royal Treatment) but I only had that in a 4R and it didn't come close to zipping all the way! I think I would have preferred to wear the ML, but I still loved this dress and felt very glamorous in it! I didn't find it too difficult to walk or sit and had a pretty easy time dancing in it too - probably because it wasn't super tight around my hips. The material felt really thin, especially compared to the ML, and almost cheap; not what I was expecting from Vera which is why I only gave it 4 stars. I want to wear the ML to next year's marine ball! Please excuse the hotel room photo - we were so late on time b/c my makeup appointment ran an hour over!
lisa
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2633
Nov 3, 2013
Perfect fit!
Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love this dress and highly recommend it...you must be slender to pull it off because it's a snug fit without any give in the fabric! I received many,many compliments and enjoyed wearing it!
Tiff
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Oct 21, 2013
Star of the evening! However, not so comfortable
Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got this to wear to a charity fundraiser. The dress absolutely stood out, I got tons of compliments and I think I looked fantastic! The service was also great, I got it on time and was able to try both sizes. The dress does not stretch...at all. The material isn't what you'd expect for a such a pricey designer gown, but it looked great. That being said, the mermaid shape + the non-stretchy material made for an uncomfortable evening. I could honestly really only move my legs at the knee, which made dancing difficult and sitting even harder. I don't really recommend this for a curvaceous girl like myself. I had to go with the 4R to achieve the best look. I'm smaller on top (32C) and curvier at the bottom , but the 6R size was too baggy in the waist (though definitely more comfortable). I found that the length was good when I was wearing 3 inch heels. It's slightly longer in the back (creating a very small train effect), but if it was any longer I would have been tripping over the bottom. I looked fabulous and felt amazing - but I can't recommend renting this dress if you are curvy, or interested in being comfortable.
Alina
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5434
Jul 22, 2013
This was an amazing dress!
Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Personally, I do not think it is worth 2k retail. But as a rental, great bang for your buck. The tulle on the underskirt would sometimes get stuck on my stiletto and trying to sit down was a challenge. But overall, I would definitely rent this one again! The color is alittle lighter and more saturated than the default photo. I will say, that the dress is long. Unless you are 5"8' rent the regular length, even if you're wearing 5-6 inch heels.
Kris
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5233
Jul 15, 2013
I wore this Vera Wang dress to my senior prom and it was very simplistic and classy. It was great.
Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was true to size and had great support in the bust area and sucked in all of my imperfections in my waist. It was easy to move around in and held up all night while I danced.
Alexandria
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 5433
Jul 3, 2013
Throne Worthy
Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Shapely dress. Great length for my height. Comfortable but you want to stand straight as possible to show the angles and curves of the dress nicely. Very formal.
Jordan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5224
May 22, 2013
I felt unique compared to the other prom dresses
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Im short and curvy so I thought it may be tight or loose in some areas. Nope! It fit like a glove. It was obviously long without heels but after putting on some 3 or 4 inch heels it was fine, however I had to walk and hold the skirt because the tulle would sometimes get caught on the heel, this probably wouldn't be an issue for someone over 5'1. I loved this dress! The color was much richer then it appears in the photos. It has the obvious royal blue color but there is also darker blues that almost looked violet to me. Even bustier women can wear this because the corset holds the girls firm. Highly recommend!
KC
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Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6633
May 19, 2013
Best Look Ever, But the Fit...
Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
First, I loved how I looked in this dress. Wow. Someone at the gala was so excited to see this dress--she said that Katy Perry had worn this EXACT dress and it had gotten top reviews from Joan Rivers, et al, on "Fashion Police". I looked it up when I got home and darned if she wasn't right! I felt like I looked like a star in this gown. The fabric is much more beautiful in person, with gradations of deep peacock and teal with a sophisticated black print and black tulle to fluff out the bottom of the skirt. That being said, the fit was problematic. I'm kind of short waisted, but the fit problem wasn't in the waist or hips, it was the bodice. I could not even get the built in bra closed, even with my husband's help. There's a relatively slender, non-stretchy bra strap with two hooks and then, over that, a much wider panel that zips up. I finally had to just zip up the bodice without fastening the bra parts at all. Thank god for the print which hid any suspicious bumps. Getting the skirt up for bathroom visits was difficult. Don't see why this part couldn't have a short area of elastic to ease things along, or up, as the case may be. I wouldn't rent it again because I do like to be a little more comfortable, but it looked amazing.
Christina
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4443
May 2, 2013
I felt so elegant in this dress, I almost didn't recognize myself!
Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit perfectly, though there was a little extra room in the chest area, it didn't matter because the dress holds its shape so well. The dress allows you to move your knees only about a foot apart - maybe a little more - but this didn't pose any serious issues for me. Above all, the cut of the dress was incredibly flattering and the color was beautiful. I couldn't be happier!
Erinn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4334
Apr 4, 2013
This dress was AMAZING!!
Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress! I wore it for my military ball and was really surprised that the size 4 fit me because my hips are rather large. The color is really amazing and the pattern is really awesome intricate. I got so many compliments on it all night. It is a little hard to walk in because the the fabric cuts off right before your knees. Overall though, I recommend this dress, it is truly stunning!
Lauren
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3533
Mar 18, 2013
Dang!
Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding, and it was a knockout. Knowing that Vera Wang gowns usually run small and are designed for stick-straight girls, I was nervous my butt would be too big. But to my surprise, my usual dress size (size 2L) fit just perfectly! In fact, the waist on my 26" waistline was even a touch too big. As for length, I am 5'7", and in 4" heels, it was perfect. One word of caution: the description describes the fabric as "stretch faille." I warn you it DOES NOT STRETCH whatsoever. So be extra careful when ordering your size.
Emily
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Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 3433
Mar 12, 2013
LOVE
Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I tried this dress on in the showroom and I knew it was the one. Actually, it was a dress I never even intended to try on but the assistant at the showroom was excellent and gave my the confidence to test it out. The second I put it on I was sold. I really think the showroom takes RTR to the next level. If you are in the NYC area I would highly suggest making an appointment before your next rental. I was also able to work with the assistant and pick out matching jewelry for the event. Thanks so much Showroom staff!! You did a fantastic job. It was my favorite RTR rental ever (and I've had alot) with endless compliments. The pattern of the dress is beautiful. I think it works best for someone with a narrow frame and small chest. Oddly, there are two zippers, one for the corset and one for the dress. However, the corset inside is alot smaller than the rest of the dress, so the back of the dress was fully zipped, but the corset underneath was left open at the top. I would suggest sizing up on the backup especially if you have a larger chest. This dress is utterly beautiful, cant say enough about it
Genny
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Canonical User Type: 8633
Mar 12, 2013
Fantastic stylist. Fantastic service. Fantastic gown.
Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful gown that is very form fitting. I am broader on top than bottom, so it was very snug on top and fit perfectly on the bottom. There is a built-in corset in the bust, so you don't need to wear a bra. The fabric was a beautiful silk print that was very unique. I would highly recommend this gown to someone who wants to highlight their curves.
Ashlee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2444
Mar 11, 2013
Show off those lady curves!
Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a gorgeous style that definitely amps up your curves! Just beware that the fabric has no stretch. The hips are very fitted and I would not recommend this style for pear body types, or anyone that carries their weight in the hips or thighs. I am wearing flats in this picture, as it runs a bit short. This style is best for heights 5’8” and under.
VRH
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4534
Apr 3, 2014
I didn't wear it.
Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was very pretty and would have been perfect for my Havana Nights-themed party (colors are fairly bright) but there was a flaw in the fabric on the butt and I wouldn't have been able to go to the restroom all night. It doesn't pull over the knees so you'd need to take the whole dress off to use the restroom.
Gretchen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 7534
Feb 24, 2014
Have curves, don't even try.
Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wish I could have worn this dress, the fabric is lovely and so pretty. However, I couldn't even get the dress over my breasts to see if it would fit my big old birthing hips.
Jessica
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4224
Jan 14, 2014
I wore this for Prom
Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't wear Heals with it but I probably should have worn heals with it seeing as I'm considered pretty short.
Isha
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2434
Jan 9, 2014
So so
Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had high hopes for this dress. The problem with it, is the bottom isn't as balanced as the image shows (which would make it very flattering). Trick of a model, lean into one hip to accentuate your curves and the dress will follow. However when you are standing like a normal person or walking/living the dress doesn't deliver. The color is pretty, just overall not flattering. It is however really light weight which is both a pro and a con. It is more comfortable for that reason, but lacks the quality and heaviness you find in a lot of couture dresses. With perhaps more tool at the bottom to jut the dress out below the knee (more how the image is showing), I would rent this dress again. Overall nice concept, but it was underwhelming for me.
Beatrice
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4624
Oct 24, 2013
Beautiful
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my backup dress. I am a 34 DD and it was just too snug on the top, while the bottom fit beautifully. Also my dress was slightly damaged in the back by the zipper so I had to return.
Jeanne
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Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6624
Oct 3, 2013
Paired with a vintage fabulous necklace, this dress was a real hit and I felt great for my Black Tie
Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore to a fancy NYC Black Tie. The dress was a 10R and I usually wear a 6 or 8 so go to a 10 if you typically wear an 8 as I believe Vera Wang cuts small. It is very long and touched the floor even in 4 inch heels for me but I am only 5' tall. This is comfortable and a lovely dress. Very elegant. I liked the feel of the fabric and the color and mentioning only because others did not. Felt great! A Fun dress for a big event.
Shannon
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4534
Sep 24, 2013
Super experience!
Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
What a great dress! It fit like a glove and I felt beautiful all evening. I had people stop me to tell me how fabulous the dress fit and looked. The internal corset was very tight and I usually wear a 30 band size for bras. I do not know if this would work on someone who was flat chested as there was still room in the chest area and I wear a 30E. The hips and waist were plenty roomy and almost a bit big. I think I could have worn a 2 and just not zipped the internal corset. The 4, without the corset zipped, would not have stayed up all night. After reading the other reviews, I ordered the 4 and 6. I would say other than the corset, the dress runs very true to size. I am usually a 2-4 in dresses. The earrings I ordered were also gorgeous! Super experience all around!!
Allison
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Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 8543
Apr 30, 2013
Too Small
Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress did not fit. I wore my back up dress. When the reviews say the dress has no stretch, the dress REALLY has no stretch. The material is like a plasticy polyester material. It's a beautiful dress; I just expected a heavier material from the picture. It really is a very pretty dress but the material does not feel like $2000.
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