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Yoana Baraschi

Purple Rain Contrast Dress

$30 rental
$375 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Get a classic shape with a pop of intrigue! This jacquard inserts dress by Yoana Baraschi has just the right amount of edgy and sexy to make a splash at the cocktail party. Simply add Alexis Bittar’s Silver Lining Link Necklace.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, 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 down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Purple Jacquard (77% Polyester, 23% Cotton) . Short Sleeve. Crew neckline. Pencil body. Hidden back Zipper. 35.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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79 reviews

Fit
Small 4
True to Size 66
Large 5
Photos 47
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133 lbs
Oct 3, 2013

Ultimately not my style.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I tried this dress on as part of the At Home Trial. The dress itself was great quality and was flattering on, but ultimately not my style. It was a little small on me but not terrible. I would recommend trying 1 size larger.
Noelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Oct 4, 2013

This dress was comfortable. It was a little big, but I didn't even bother trying on the size 6.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Gives a good shape. Fabric has a bit of stretch.
Emily F.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 8, 2013

I wore this dress to my 10 year college reunion. I received tons of compliments and felt great!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress ran true to size and was a good length (even for me, and I am 5'11"). The color looks just like the photos ... a nice, dark purple with some shimmery quality to it. The black makes shoes easy to find. I would highly recommend this dress.
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 15, 2013

This dress is elegant and has a sexy edge without showing skin. Great look!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved the fabric and fit of this dress. It is beautiful and comfortable. I'd rent it again. I wore it to a non-profit gala that was black tie optional and thought the dress was totally appropriate. The sheen in the purple panels makes the dress more formal.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
Oct 21, 2013

Loved the dress but ended up wearing another rental. I'm 5'3 and it was too long.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Love the dress. Great fit and true to size but too long for me. I'm 5'3 and the hemline was at my knee cap. Othewrise a great choice!
NJMom
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 19, 2013

Fabulous dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress -- it was conservative yet modern. The middle has a shimmery brocade insert and the sides are a stretchy ponte like material, which makes it very comfortable and easy to wear. Got a ton of compliments, too. I usually wear between a 6 and an 8 and I took a 6 and it was fine. I wouldn't say it runs large but more true to size, maybe a touch big...
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Nov 24, 2013

Beautiful dress many compliments

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress fit perfectly. Great length not tight just perfect.
Annie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 25, 2013

I got so many compliments on the dress!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit very well! I ordered both the 6 and the 8, and while they both fit pretty well, I ended up wearing the 8, which was a little more comfortable around my thighs. The dress was so flattering, and I got so many compliments!!
Tracy
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 225 lbs
Nov 30, 2013

The way my dress arrive, I felt special!!!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I absolutely LOVE this dress on me. You don't get that WOW factor from the picture but once I put the dress on I WOW myself. I did not wear any spandex and the dress tuck in all that should not pop out! Great fit.
Mandi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 2, 2013

I wore this dress to a Fall Junior League Event. Great for a daytime event!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress fits true to size. I only wish it was a little tighter in the waist. The material does not stretch, so the shape of the dress on the hanger is exactly how it looks on. The length was about mid-thigh on me. I'm about 5'5''. I wore the dress with black tights and suede booties.
Via Carmina
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 13, 2013

People kept complimenting me on the dress. It's beautiful and super comfortable!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
It was beautiful and extremely comfortable. People kept complimenting me on how classy I looked. The top fit just fine, but the bottom was bit loose. It's okay though, it just gave me more room for food :)
Lisa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 14, 2013

Very happy with this rental! Felt great in it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very flattering overall, the black paneling is very slimming. Got a ton of compliments, would definitely consider renting this same style again in the future. Sleeve length was great--long enough to cover problem areas. Very comfortable!
Gianna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 31, 2013

Great dress! I wore it for a business presentation and it was cute along with being professional.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The fit was snug but it was exactly how it was supposed to fit. This dress is great and it saved me from having to buy an entire outfit.
Audrey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 1, 2014

This is an absolutely flattering, bombshell dress.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for NYE at the restaurant where I work as maître d', and the dress was perfect for the night. It is festive and shimmery, while also being conservative enough for work. The waist and the top fit just right, though the skirt was a little snug. Still, its length (it hit just above the knee) kept it classy.
Rio
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Jan 26, 2014

Scratchy Yet Absolutely Gorgeous

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I only give it a 4 star rating instead of 5 because of the scratchiness of the dress. The purple fabric on the dress irritates your skin but other than that it's amazing. Fits true to size and holds everything together. Good length for a dinner and the sleeves are proportional to the dress instead of tight like some can get. I have a full bust and it was a bit snug but not uncomfortable.
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142 lbs
Jan 28, 2014

Fun dress for work or play!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my work holiday party. I ended up wearing my back up size of 8 to the party, but the 6 fit as well. I wore the 6 during the day with a blazer and black pumps to a conference and then later that night with boots and a jacket. I wore the 8 to the party with tights and dressier pumps (which I didn't get a picture of). It was a fun dress...kept it classy for a work party, but still added a little touch of shimmer. Classy is sexy too, and I felt great in this dress, got lots of compliments and had a very fun time in it :-).
Brandy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 31, 2014

Classic with a subtle edge

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a company holiday party - the color, fit, and material made it the perfect dress for the occasion. There was a subtle hint of sparkle, but it was executed in a very tasteful way. It was formfitting, but still appropriate for wearing around my co-workers while still maintaining the attention of my date, and being super comfortable.
Kimberly
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 28, 2014

The material and fit was fabulous, unfortunately the event had to be rescheduled due to weather :(

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The color and design was very unique and professional
Shanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 5, 2014

Perfect dress for a rehearsal dinner! Sexy, but not over the top :)

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was beautiful. Ran true to size but the bust area was a bit snug, as I would have imagined. The purple area had a beautiful sheen that really stood out and made the dress classy for a formal event! Great dress for someone that has a larger bust and wants to wear a sexy dress without showing cleavage. Will def rent again!
Sputnik37
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Mar 7, 2014

The dress is SO flattering. Sexy, but not trashy.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I was asked to give a keynote address for the Board of Directors of a medical school. I felt feminine, attractive, powerful, and confident. It was just right for standing out while still being dressed professionally.
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 15, 2014

Flattering and Comfortable!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this free birthday dress to wear to work. It fit our conservative dress code, not too short and was super comfortable and figure flattering. The material is on the thicker side, I wore it to an after work dinner and received many compliments at work and at dinner. There is a little bit of stretch, so it just fit like a glove.
sonja
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Mar 18, 2014

Comfy, pretty, modest

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I love this dress ! I had a religious wedding and I needed something modest so I chose this dress. I normally wear size 8 or 10 dresses. I wore the size 8 and it fit perfectly! It was super comfy and I loved the color. I was able to sit comfortably and dance around in this dress. I highly recommend! I got soo many compliments!
D
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 22, 2014

"Let me guide u 2 the purple rain. Purple rain, purple rain..."

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
As a big Prince fan, this dress was calling out to me. I wore to a work holiday party. The 0 fit in almost every way and would've been fine if it were all I had, but it was skin tight in the backside area - too tight for this conservative affair - so I was more comfortable wearing my backup size, the 2. I also wore with a padded brassiere and control top tights. The model's picture doesn't do any justice to the beautiful black jacquard detail - I was complimented quite a bit on this. I would be happy to rent this dress again. R the R is such an innovative and helpful service. Dress shopping at the mall was once a huge drag, and an expensive ordeal, but I will probably only rarely buy dresses now that R the R is on the scene.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 21, 2014

Would have been better on a taller person. The zipper in the back bumped out at just the wrong place

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I'm 5'0" 135 lbs so its always challenging!
Neicha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 164 lbs
Apr 24, 2014

Very nice material

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
this was a very pretty dress in person and fit very nice but just wasn't the right fit. Which was a shame since its super cute.
Camilia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142 lbs
Apr 29, 2014

Beautifully, forgivingly form-fitting!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I loved the way this dress looked on me, and I received tons of compliments on it at my work event. The material is thick enough to communicate its quality and also skim over problem areas. I felt sexy in it but also professional. I *did* wear a Spanx with it, and that helped smooth things out a bit as well. The only thing I was a tiny bit disappointed in was that it wasn't lined. For this expensive of a dress, I would assume it would have some sort of lining. I had to wear a slip. Overall, a great wear!
kerry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Jun 22, 2014

great dress! would wear again!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fantastic color and design. Great fit. Not too tight, just the right amount of give. The material is very stretchy, so it is very forgiving. Overall, I really recommend this dress. It's a great variation on the LBD.
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 1, 2014

Felt very glamorous

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Very fitted, but flattering.
Alex
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 10, 2014

Fits great and very flattering!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I sized down and ended up wearing the smaller size because I liked the tighter fit, but both the 2 and the 4 fit well. This was perfect for a work party!
Ashley
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 25, 2014

Everything

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit perfectly, I'm either a 2-4 and the 2 fit perfectly without being too snug. Received many compliments at the wedding, would highly recommend!
Liana
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

This dress was so lovely! The placement of the pattern against the black was sublime.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I loved that it had a little bit of stretch to it. Zipper was a little tough around the waist area but not after I ran it a couple times. I wore this to an interview and it was the perfect length. Will rent again from this designer!
Brandy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

Just perfect!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great fit, perfect for hourglass figure and so super flattering. Color and fabric were really great as well!
Pearl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

Great fit, gorgeous dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this for a work event, and I loved it. The dress was perfect for a nighttime function -- work appropriate without being too boring. The dress was really well made too, and I loved wearing it.
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

Flattering and conservative

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is on the snug side - runs true to size, but definitely size up if you're uncomfortable with something extremely form fitting. Even though it was snug, the fabric was thick enough that it didn't cling to the wrong spots so I felt comfortable, even at a more conservative event. I also found the inside to be a little bit itchy but not unbearable.
Bridget
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Dec 29, 2014

The fit on this dress was amazing as well as comfortable.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit to size. It shows off your curves but isn't too tight and comfortable to sit in. It's great for weddings or holiday parties or just a fun night out. I would definitely recommend this dress.
Rita
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

Pretty Date Night Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress was cute and fit true to size. The purple fabric was very itchy. I have fairly sensitive skin, so maybe it wouldn't bother everyone, but I had to wear a shirt under the dress and tights to keep the fabric off my skin. The black panels have a nice bit of stretch, but not too much that you need to size down or that it's too body hugging. It fits very nicely and isn't too short.
casie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
May 1, 2015

I wore this to my bridal shower

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress fit me perfectly and I received a lot of compliments on it. It was also comfortable to wear.
Lisa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126 lbs
Jun 3, 2015

Perfect colors for a fundraiser party where the color scheme was purple, black and green.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore the size 4 which fit great. This dress is very pretty and a perfect weight for spring - not too heavy, but substantial enough for a cool spring night.
Lori
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Jul 12, 2015

Comfortable with perfect fit!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress to speak at a conference and it was so comfortable I didn't want to take it off! Is is classy and professional but still shows off your figure. The purple inset material is shiny/sparkle type material and is very pretty.
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