Grand Scheme Dress

$45 rental
$550 retail

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Stylist Notes

Attending a black tie gala? Change things up and go with this chic Z Spoke by Zac Posen full skirt style. Pair with accessories like the Oscar de la Renta's Beaded Tassel Earrings and Oscar de la Renta's Jeweled Champagne Branch Cuff.

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
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, 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
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

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Product Details

Burgundy ottoman (96% polyester, 4% elastane). Strapless with boning. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. 39” from shoulder to hem.

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76 reviews
Fit
Large
(10)
True to Size
(54)
Small
(9)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
November 13, 2015
This gown was perfect for a December wedding! I got so many compliments for my first RTR.
In formal dresses I wear anywhere between 2 and 6. I ordered a 2 and 4 and the 2 was too tight, the 4 was just right. It might run a little small on top, but with the flared skirt the bottom is forgiving. I wore it with a longline bra and had no issues with slippage. I wore it with the Oscar de la Renta earrings pictured here. I only wish there were more photos of the night! The fabric is textured and thick, so it was good for a cold night and feels high quality (as others have said, it is more matte maroon than a glossy red.) My only problem was that the dress I got was starting to look a little bit worn. But that was probably a detail that only I noticed - everyone else said I looked fantastic! Would wear again to a similar occasion.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 18
August 28, 2015
comfortable
very flattering and classy
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
July 23, 2015
Dress received was cleaned one too many times
I got this dress as a backup dress. The dress does look like what it looks like in the picture... but the one I received had been cleaned so many times that it was more of a greyish brownish maroon color. It's a heavy dress too, so when I tried it on, I was concerned with being able to "hold it up" with my smaller bust. Aside from those two points, it really is a beautiful shape and it would create a beautiful silhouette for women with "average"-sized busts :)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123lbs
May 9, 2015
Beautiful dress!
I'm right in between a size 2 and 4, so this dress was a bit loose on me and did slide down a bit throughout the night, even with a bra underneath. I did like the thick material it was made out of, which gave a nice rigidity and shape to the dress. It's very flattering, and I would definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 5, 2015
warning - it's heavy corduroy!! I had no idea - so it was not appropriate for my evening out.
great day dress or semi-casual evening
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
April 27, 2015
Fabric is thick like others stated - but that worked as it was a cold night! great for hourglass!
Definitely thick fabric, but helped hide flaws (not my ideal size right now - tough year). Boobs were a bit squashed down, but that's not always a bad thing. Overall great color and fit. Felt amazing all night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 19, 2015
Cute and flattering
I needed a TON of fashion tape to make this dress work but it was worth it. It was a bit of a weird fit up top for me; wearing a bra made it too tight and not wearing one made it fall down, so fashion tape was the only way to go. The material is very thick and doesn't give. Other than that, I liked the girly cut and it was flattering around the waist. Not my favorite rental but I made it work!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 18, 2015
fit great, was super flattering and cute
The color is a little less red than in the photos, and the fabric is pretty thick and almost like corduroy. So not the most formal, but definitely cute, flattering and comfortable.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
January 29, 2015
The dress was true to size, as all RtR dresses seem to be - which is great!
BIG NOTE ON FABRIC - I definitely thought this was a sateen or silky fabric, but it's actually much more structured and almost like a corduroy. Also the color is definitely not red, as shown in the picture, but dark maroon.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 20, 2015
Not this dress - had to rush and find something else.
This dress looked beautiful and perfect for my "cocktail attire" event. Unfortunately, in person, the dress looks like it is made out of corduroy, more casual than formal. Its a nice dress and I love the flair skirt, but this isn't dressy. I would wear this dress for a day party, girls night out or a date night, but not a cocktail affair.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
January 9, 2015
Corduroy fabric made this a let down; tight bust
I didn't realize this dress was made out of corduroy when I ordered it, which in my opinion makes it more suitable for a daytime event than an evening party. In addition, the bust was very tight and I was unable to close it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
December 5, 2014
Disappointed
Not as elegant as I expected. The material is heavy (like corduroy) and the color is much more muted than pictured here.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 2, 2014
Fun dress! Great color and fit!
Wore this dress to a wedding and it was a great choice! Beautiful deeper red color - it fit true to size. I have a small chest and it fit well and I didn't find myself tugging it up all night. Very thick material- well made dress !
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 18, 2014
Too large up top and too short
The dress wouldn't stay up on its own. I am a 34dd so I am not small chested. The dress was also too short on my 5'7" frame to wear to a church wedding. Loved the color. Sadly I was unable to wear the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 100lbs
November 13, 2014
Fun style, but ran a little big.
I rented this dress as a bridesmaid in a November wedding, but didn't end up wearing it because it was a little too wide at the bust and wouldn't stay up. The fabric was a heavier corduroy type which would be great for autumn and winter. I think I would have really enjoyed wearing this dress had it fit.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
November 11, 2014
I caught the bouquet and looked great doing it!
This dress fits true to size, maybe even a little big - I rented the 6 and an 8 just to be safe, but I could have even gone down to a 4. Finding the right bra for this is tricky, and luckily I was able to just go without, but I would have been happier with one just to help keep the dress up. It wore great and it's a nice, thick material so it has some substance. I wore it for a beach wedding in Florida in October. I wanted to look "fall" without being hot or being under-dressed, and this hit the mark!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
November 10, 2014
Doesn't look like the picture
I had high hopes for this dress. Unfortunately, the dress was too large in the bust and I constantly had to pull it up. It looks like a washed out corduroy, and not like the picture.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 5, 2014
Considering this ended "UP" being the dress I got engaged in, I'd say it did the trick!
First the bad, there was a sna-foo and I had to wear a size larger than what I originally ordered, but it was only big in the bust for me so I had to keep my goods secure throughout the day. Also, the material was much thicker and different than I expected. It was more dull and just heavy in general, but that ended up being a good thing as it was colder than what I was expecting. Now the good! It was my school colors for starters :). It also gave some room for breathing about mid-stomach. I added a black belt to go along with my shoes as it did show some of my bloating, so that helped shape it. I loved the freeness from the wait down though. It's not stretchy material, but it's not going to cut off your circulation. The neckline was adorable for me personally.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 29, 2014
Fun yet classy!
Beautiful color, fit is to size, not too short, not too long, classy yet fun! Definitely form flattering
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 24, 2014
I received so many compliments on this dress!
Overall, I loved the simple elegance of this dress. The color and heavy fabric (ideal for fall or winter) were fantastic. The only downfall is that a few times I had to shimmy the dress up because it started inching down, but that seems pretty typical of strapless dresses that are not tailored. I was sad to give this dress back!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
September 23, 2014
Not what I expected.
The fabric felt some wear in between jean and corduroy - and it was stiff! The color was actually different from how it appears in the picture - on the purple side of magenta and less red than expected.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2014
The Dress was PERFECT! I recieved a ton of compliments.
The dress fit me really well. Since it was strapless, there where a few times while I was dancing that I had to pull it up, but I guess that is a given when wearing a strapless dress. Overall, It was the perfect dress for Homecoming. The material is very heavy but not in a bad way it looked very well made. My specific dress did look a little worn and the zipper was obviously worn out but other than than it worked out well.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 16, 2014
I looked amazing for my event!
I'm taller with long legs. This dress was shorter than I expected so I didn't end up wearing it ( I rented 2 dresses for this very reason). Fabric was very thick and was more textured than the picture shows but still a very cute dress. Just wasn't right for my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 3, 2014
Fun skirt
This dress fit well and it looked good, but it wasn't my favorite of the rentals I've had through RTR. The skirt was great, it had just the right amount of poof. As other reviewers have said, the fabric is heavy, so this is only good for colder events. The one issue that I had was that the smaller size fit and stayed on well, but it was too tight at the top so it gave me major boob issues. So I wore the regular size and pulled it up throughout the wedding. It's the kind of dress that takes the right fit of bra underneath to do some holding up. Overall, really good. But, I wouldn't rent it again.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 20, 2014
Great color, interesting material
When I first saw the dress, I was diappointed in the corduroy material. However, in pictures you couldn't tell and since it was a heavier material it helped stay in place with the wind.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 12, 2014
Tired looking and not appropriate for spring/summer
Unfortunately, the material of the dress was not as vibrant or refined as it appears in the picture. I ordered this to wear at a spring wedding upon recommendation by a RTR stylist and had to return it. The material reminded me of a washed out corduroy (white peach fuzz at all the ends) and appeared really tired in person. It may work for a winter event if you get a newer dress (maybe the one sent to me had been around too long?).
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 29, 2014
Beautiful dress, very figure flattering!
Like I said, it is a beautiful dress, its a lot darker of a red in person! Made my Bcup boobs look fantastic which is nice. as the night went on it did start to slide down a bit and i found myself pulling the top up quite a bit. It was a little above the knee on my body, Im short tho so. Also, it paired really nicely with my black heels, I went open toe so i did a very neutral french tip, nothing that would draw attention away from the dress. I recommend either a half up hair style or fully up. The dress will hang low on your body, so its a good chance to show off shoulders, back, and neck. It is a heavier fabric, carpet-like almost, but very breathable and I didn't feel weighed down
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 29, 2014
So cute!!
I rented this for a wedding, but there was only a size 2 available. So I also rented a Nicole miller dress as a back up. I loved the Zac Posen dress, but it was a uncomfortably tight. So I wore the Nicole miller dress. I probably would have worn this one if it was available in a 4.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
April 26, 2014
Flirty and Comfy
Beautiful dress but not my style. Agree with other reviewers, it has a corduroy like fabric that is great for winter not so great for spring. The overall dress is comfy with a full skirt that just touches the knees (longer in the back). Not sure if it was wear and tear or the fabric but the bodice on the sides was bulging/bunging (you can sort of see what i mean in the pictures).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
April 13, 2014
Cute, but far too short and not glamorous enough for my event.
Rent the Runway sent this dress to me as one of my replacement options after calling to tell me that they would not be able to send me the dress I rented back in February for the cocktail reception we hosted the night before our wedding last weekend (it was too damaged to wear). This did not work for me; thankfully I had some other good options (I ended up wearing Theia's Gold Stroke dress). It was simply way too short and lacked the glamour I was hoping for. It probably would have been adorable for my 20-year-old cousin but was not appropriate for a 28-year-old bride to be. I liked the heavy weight of the fabric and the color and details were fun. I would say the dress runs true to size, though smaller busted women should size down (I am full busted and the dress fit me in the waist and chest, if a bit snugger up top than I normally prefer).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 8, 2014
Too short for a tall woman.
I rented this dress for a 50's themed cocktail party and it looked perfect online, but when I got it in the mail I realized this dress is REALLY short. I'm a tall girl and dress fairly conservatively, so I opted not to wear this dress because I couldn't see myself showing that much leg. RTR was really great and gave me a full refund for the dress because it didn't work out for me. RTR is great!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
April 5, 2014
It was easy & simple!
The dress was flawless! I adored the dress once I seen it. The fit was perfect not too tight on the bust. It was perfect for the occasion & got many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
March 24, 2014
Lots of fun at "80s Prom!"
The dress fit well, although I did feel like I had to keep pulling it up. I would size down if you are between sizes. The fabric was comfortable and the cut was very figure friendly. I wore it to an 80s Prom Party and it worked really well. As always, the customer service at RTR is amazing. I originally rented a different dress that didn't work, and RTR helped me choose this dress and overnighted it in time for the event. I am always impressed by their customer service. Thank you RTR!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 26, 2014
Didn't wear it
The fit was true to size in my opinion but I ordered a size down based on other reviews. Really should've stuck with my regular size because it was too tight around the chest for me to wear comfortably. Also it does seem like it is corduroy so it definitely is not great for a formal event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
February 19, 2014
Dress came late
The dress did not show up in time for the event so I didn't get to wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
January 30, 2014
A Great Holiday or cocktail party dress!
Dress was a great fit and shape. My only let down was that the actual color is a lot darker than the picture. It's more of a burgundy color not so red. The silhouette is flattering. I would go one size down to make sure it holds up better at the top.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 12, 2013
NOT black tie appropriate at ALL.
its much shorter than it appears in the photo and the material is very heavy....looks almost like corduroy. i absolutely do not recommend this for any type of formal event. i could not wear it
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
December 11, 2013
classy and good for a holiday party
I rented this dress around the holidays. I found that the dress had very thick almost corduroy-like material and would be perfect for a classy holiday party. The fit was a bit small and you should definitely size up if you have a full bust. The dress looks very vibrant red in the picture but the actual dress is a bit duller. Perhaps this is because it's been worn and cleaned many times. I was not in love with the dress and thought it looked much better in the picture than in person.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 9, 2013
Ive rented this twice, it's seriously perfect
Love the thick material of the dress, it made it perfect for my fall formal
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 5, 2013
Classy and simple, but still fun!
I rented sizes 8 and 10, went to the wedding in the 10 but it kept slipping down, changed into the 8 for the reception. It is a heavy stiff dress (still comfortable) so it wants to slip down. The smaller size was great because the tightness kept it in place. Would suggest using dress tape. Beautiful color! Paired it with whites and grays in accessories.
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