City Shimmer Night Dress

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$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".)

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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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36 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(19)
Small
(6)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
May 29, 2016
Loved it!
The fit was a little tight at the waist. The top was floppy but gorgeous if you can fold origami.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
May 24, 2016
Too big, awkward top
This dress is so beautiful but the fabric was really thin, the top is hard to keep structured like it is in the picture it just kept flopping around, and finally the the fit was way off. The bottom half fit great but the top was huge! I would not rent this again even in a smaller size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
March 13, 2016
The dress made me feel like a princess
The dress is meant to run tight through your core, but the sleeves kind of fall onto the shoulders. I didn't have trouble with them like the other reviewers did. The way the sleeves hung off my shoulders made me feel like a princess and I got a lot of complements on the dress. The dress kind of looks green in the pictures but it's actually a black dress with gold glitter.
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Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
February 19, 2016
It was one of my best friend's weddings in New Orleans - This dress was prefect.
The only down side - the collar was a little too much fabric with how I wore it. Everything else was great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 1, 2016
Neckline was too tricky, couldn't make it work.
Rented this for a holiday party but just couldn't manage to sort out the neckline, it wouldn't fall right as other people said. Other than that, the dress fit beautifully and true to size. I do wish I could've worn it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 21, 2015
Didn't wear it
Dress was too tight in upper torso. I'm not a true zero but can sometimes get away with it depending on the dress and I fell in love with this one but there wasn't a 2 available to rent so I took a risk on the 0. Dress was very pretty, I was able to get it zipped up but way too tight up top. Very light weight as others have said and the collar part probably would have bugged me too had I actually gone to wear it, but beautiful dress
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
October 25, 2015
Fun and flirty, love the sparkles.
Like others before me, I also had difficulties with the extra material on the top of the dress. I used safety pins and fashion tape to mold and shape the flap so that it wasn't too awkward. I usually run between a 4-6, but this dress was kind of big on me so I pinned it to my bra which worked out perfectly. The color is amazing, and the retro look of the dress was fun and flirty. Sometimes the skirt would stick out and I would need to smooth out the pleats. Otherwise, I got a million compliments on the dress and I would rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
August 10, 2015
out of the box color, fun party dress comfy enough to eat, drink and dance in
tricky neckline; will not look like pic/stay looking like that. fits like a glove in torso.
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
August 3, 2015
Surprisingly cheap looking/fitting for a Vivienne Westwood piece.
Fabric was overly light weight and cheap. Dress fit awkwardly, especially around the waist. I'm a diehard Vivienne Westwood fan and this dress was the worst Vivienne piece I've ever worn. I didn't even wear it to my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 23, 2015
pretty dress but too small
I rented this dress for a January wedding. I loved the shape & color of it online, but it didn't quite work out for me to wear. Both sizes were a little snug in the waist and the collar was not what I expected. It was very "flappy" and didn't lay as nicely as it appears in the model photos. The color was beautiful and a little sparkly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
March 28, 2015
Amazing dress. Chic, classic and comfortable!
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 28, 2015
Shoulda read the comments
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.
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 9, 2015
OK on
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 20, 2014
Classic style with modern twist.
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 12, 2014
pretty waistline.
You have to play with the neckline and the pleats of the skirt a little bit to make it look good. Otherwise great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 22, 2014
The dress was definitely flattering. I'm on the short side and it hit just above my knee.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 12, 2014
Cute and sparkly! Love this dress!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
August 6, 2014
Draping is too complicated
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.
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 21, 2014
I got this dress for my junior prom. I had a wonderful time and everyone loved the dress!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
May 29, 2014
I received so many compliments on the dress
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.
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
April 18, 2014
Great dress!
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!
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
April 17, 2014
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to wear the dress, but I loved the shape and the fabric!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 16, 2014
Lots of compliments, in spite of my indecision!
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"!
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113lbs
April 10, 2014
Beautiful dress.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
April 10, 2014
Wearing to a black tie outdoor wedding
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,
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 2, 2014
Gorgeous Dress!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
February 19, 2014
Did not fit me the way i would like to.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 19, 2014
Terrible fit.
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.
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 3, 2014
Fun and Elegant
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
January 2, 2014
Gorgeous Shimmering Dress
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
January 2, 2014
Beautiful color, unusual dress
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
December 27, 2013
Beautiful color and style
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.
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 114lbs
November 22, 2013
I wish I owned this dress. Loved it.
Very flattering
irinaFebruary 16, 2014
I have a similar build as you are. How long was the dress for you?
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
November 21, 2013
needed to return love the color and style very cute but didn't fit right
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
October 20, 2013
nice dress. got lots of compliments
the bodice is very tight. if you have a large bust, this might not be the dress for you or get one size up
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
October 11, 2013
It was my 35th HS Reunion and I looked better than I did in HS! I got so many compliments!
The dress runs small and snug at the waist.
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