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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

City Shimmer Night Dress

$40 rental
$850 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Shimmer through the night in this full skirt style by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania. Subtle sheen will make for cocktail party perfection! Simply add Oscar de la Renta’s Etoile Earrings and Whiting & Davis’ Birdcage Clutch.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-46, Italian Sizing.

BUST: Best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, 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 backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-46, Italian Sizing.

BUST: Best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Gold Lurex Jaquard (62% Acetate, 15% Polyester, 12% Nylon, 11% Lyocell).Cap Sleeves. Off the shoulder neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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26 reviews

Fit
Small 5
True to Size 16
Large 4
Photos 7
Miriam
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127 lbs
Oct 11, 2013

It was my 35th HS Reunion and I looked better than I did in HS! I got so many compliments!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The dress runs small and snug at the waist.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 20, 2013

nice dress. got lots of compliments

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
the bodice is very tight. if you have a large bust, this might not be the dress for you or get one size up
Vicki
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Nov 21, 2013

needed to return love the color and style very cute but didn't fit right

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I have to return this dress it didn't fit right. too big on top. I felt like I had to probably pin it to fit right also the bottom pleats didn't lay right. for the amount of money I wanted to look amazing. it is a very pretty dress love the color but not for me.
Min
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 114 lbs
Nov 22, 2013

I wish I owned this dress. Loved it.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very flattering
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Dec 27, 2013

Beautiful color and style

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress is very unique and great for the holidays. It runs a bit big so I ended up wearing another dress but really loved how pretty it was. The collar is big but a cool way to make it different.
Brenda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Jan 2, 2014

Beautiful color, unusual dress

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I liked this dress very much. I didn't love it, and this is one that I was glad I rented and don't own, because I probably wouldn't wear it again. The color is beautiful, it is perfect for my pear shape, and it is unusual enough that in a gala of more than 500 people no one had on a similar dress. Like many of the reviewers, I got a lot of compliments on the dress. The neckline felt a little fussy for my taste, but I knew that when I ordered it. The fabric is rather thin, and the pleats didn't lay quite right. These are relatively minor quibbles about what was a lovely dress.
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 2, 2014

Gorgeous Shimmering Dress

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Overall, I loved this dress! The color/fabric is incredible - a really gorgeous shimmering green gold. It glimmers so beautifully. The neckline was a bit hard to work with initially, and I felt the dress was loose around the chest and on top. I wore the 42, but I think the 40 may have worked, too. The waist on this dress hits a bit low, but since I'm tall with a long torso it was perfect. For someone with a very short torso, this may feel a bit disproportionate. If it wasn't for the loose fitting top, I'd give this 5 stars! GORGEOUS dress!
Lauren
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 3, 2014

Fun and Elegant

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Received a ton of compliments! Very flattering and runs true to size but bodice is a bit on the snug side to keep in mind when ordering. Would definitely recommend.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 19, 2014

Terrible fit.

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I got this dress as a back up for a wedding. It was huge up top! I don't know if the fabric needed to be starched so that it would fold like it does on the model in the picture, but I couldn't figure it out.
tatyana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127 lbs
Feb 19, 2014

Did not fit me the way i would like to.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Nice dress, but not what i expected. It came damaged so i could not wear. Ordered size 42 and 44 for back up. 42 fits well except chest and shoulders, came out too big on that area. Material is very light and thin, bright color as shown on picture, does not have lining.
allie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 2, 2014

Gorgeous Dress!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit is great, very flattering for most shapes and sizes. The color, like most reviews confirm, is beautiful. The neckline of this dress is interesting enough so that you don't need a lot of jewelry or accessories. The only negative aspect to this dress is that the pleating in front would not stay pleated correctly, I was constantly having to fix the folds so that it laid correctly - it could have just been my size, but it was definitely annoying!
tmscott
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Apr 10, 2014

Wearing to a black tie outdoor wedding

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit strangely in the chest, arm holes were uncomfortable, dress did not lay right in the chest fold or skirt pleats. Tried to fold and refold with help of my mother in law and friend, but we could never get it to work.. Disappointed,
masha
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113 lbs
Apr 10, 2014

Beautiful dress.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Very "dressy" dress: material is shiner and thinner than on the picture. There is a tiny black thread running through the fabric. The collar is a little fussy but it looks interesting no matter how you arrange it. You cannot do anything with the pleats on the skirt- they keep the certain "puffy" shape. It all make the dress very interesting. Dress runs small. I am 113lb and 34B and could not zip up size 38. Keep in mind that size 40 fit me perfectly but if I were slightly bigger chested I won't be able zip it either. Dress hits about an inch above the knee. I wore it with black shoes, black clutch, and gold jewelry.
Mindy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 16, 2014

Lots of compliments, in spite of my indecision!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented two dresses for this event, and in this dress I did not get a back up size. I was drawn to the drammatic neckline and shimmery fabric - in the end, I opted to wear this one because the other was simply not as flattering on my frame as I'd hoped it would be. I am small up top but big on bottom and this dress works for my classic Pear shape. It was challenging to figure out HOW to wear this dress. When it arrives on the hanger, the neckline looks Just So. You'll look at it hanging perfectly under the plastic and think (naively), "how hard could it be?!". After taking it off the hanger though, you're on your own - the perfect folds melt away without support. I referred back to the model's photo to try to get my dress to work the same way but to no avail. You either have to have her exact measurements, or I didn't have the right size, or that photo is totally photoshopped. I really don't know what the magic trick is, but what I do know is that I fussed with that neckline all evening long. It feels like it sits away from your body too far (so you're constantly checking to make sure the ladies are tucked in), and it's really difficult to make the geometry as shown on the model work. After doing a bit of googling (try "Emma Willis Anglomania"), I made me feel a smidge better to know that celebrities who probably have staff helping them get dressed couldn't figure it out either! In any case, no one seemed to realize what a hard time I was having and I got compliments at the event and at the bars afterwards. At one point a total stranger stopped me to profess how much she loved it! But I have to admit that it was a little odd to get compliments on a dress that I felt somewhat uncomfortable in - I prefer a dress that both looks good and feels good, and gives me the confidence to move around and "work it"!
Ellen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 17, 2014

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to wear the dress, but I loved the shape and the fabric!

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
At the advice of others, I ordered a 0 and a 2. (I'm usually somewhere between the two in dresses.) I couldn't get the 0 zipped at all. Definitely order up a size, so you have the option. Unfortunately, this dress is also not for the short-waisted. I have a short torso, so because of the defined waistline, I ended up with a bunch of extra fabric up top that had nowhere to go. Loved the look of the dress and the fabric (slight shimmer but not in a gaudy way), but I wasn't able to wear it. Would be cute and chic on the right person!
Emily
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122 lbs
Apr 18, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a law school formal. It's a really pretty color, and I got plenty of compliments. The fabric is much lighter than it looks, which was fine for me, as I was inside the whole time. I agree with the other reviews about the bodice thing--it was sticking out a lot and I couldn't get it to lay flat and ended up taping parts of it. Still, I really enjoyed wearing the dress; overall a good experience!
Casey
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135 lbs
May 29, 2014

I received so many compliments on the dress

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to fundraiser gala. I really liked the dress my only complaint is getting neckline to sit right. I wore the size smaller than I usually wear but had recently lost 10 pounds so I would say it is true to size.
Sofia
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 21, 2014

I got this dress for my junior prom. I had a wonderful time and everyone loved the dress!

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fit wonderfully and was very true to size, but the sleeves were too long for me and I had to have them hang off my shoulders.
Alice
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 6, 2014

Draping is too complicated

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I agree with a couple other reviewers that the draping on the neckline was just impossible to get to look right. The fabric is a little too stiff for the drapes to fall gracefully. After messing with it for at least 20 minutes, I gave up.
Jessica
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 12, 2014

Cute and sparkly! Love this dress!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is fitted well at the top and flares out on the bottom. You have to make sure the bottom folds properly after you sit or put it on, otherwise it looks a bit too poofy, but it was quick and easy to put back into shape. Not sure how to get the collar to look like the model's, but honestly you could just let the collar hang and it still looks cute. I went for a straight off-the-shoulder look. The dress is light and comfortable, and very fun to dance in! I got tons of compliments. I would recommend this for a wedding or formal affair, something black tie or black tie optional. It's a bit fancy for a cocktail party. It is shiny but not overwhelming - a bit duller in person than the picture looks.
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

The dress was definitely flattering. I'm on the short side and it hit just above my knee.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had the same collar issues that other renters had. I can see where the collars seam is supposed to sit, but unless I say motionless the whole night it wouldn't have stayed that way. I found some fashion tape and folded it and it looked just fine. Nice shimmer - i did black accessories but gold or nude would have worked too.
Anna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 12, 2014

pretty waistline.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
You have to play with the neckline and the pleats of the skirt a little bit to make it look good. Otherwise great.
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 20, 2014

Classic style with modern twist.

Size worn: 42
Rented for: Party
This dress is gorgeous! Like others, I thought I would be able to mimic the neckline like the model in the photo, but was unable to figure it out. It still looked great just tossed about. The gold and black combo gives off a green hue in photos, which I was fine with. The fabric is super soft and flexible, though it looks thicker. If you want to show off your collarbone area, this is a fabulous dress!! Very classy and I got compliments all night!
amy
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 9, 2015

OK on

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is pretty, and has more gold sheen than even the photo shows. However, I could not even for a second get the top to look like it does in the photo. It was kind of floppy and loose and would not stay in any one position. Ended up with an awkward krinkle. I tried to use double sided tape, but only to medium success. The pleats in the skirt also don't stay put very well, so lots of fixing.
Jillian
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 28, 2015

Shoulda read the comments

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I read the other comments about how the top part of the dress was big and was difficult to shape like the model in the picture, but I was determined to try it. I like the idea behind the dress, but the top really didn't fold over the way I wanted it to and ended up looking kind of goofy.
Krista
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Mar 28, 2015

Amazing dress. Chic, classic and comfortable!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the style of this dress, but the neckline was a bit tricky. I ordered a size up from what I would normally wear (based on other reviews) but wish I'd stayed with my usual size. The upper chest area was way too big for me and my friends found crafty ways to MacGyver it to me to avoid any Janet Jackson moments on the dance floor. The material was so comfortable, and had a grey/silver/hunter green sheen depending on the lighting. I loved the neckline once we were able to figure it out and received many compliments. Definitely a standout and would order again for another occasion.
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