Z Spoke Zac Posen

Make It Happen Gown

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Stylist Notes

You'll win best dressed at the gala when you walk in wearing this Z Spoke by Zac Posen bold orange gown. A figure flattering style for you to show off your curves.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fashion tape is recommended to secure deep V
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips; SPANX recommended to cinch in hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7'’-5'10''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Product Details

Orange jersey(100% polyester). Surplice neckline. Draped skirt. Imported. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. See size and fit tab for length.

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46 reviews
Fit
Large
(12)
True to Size
(31)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
January 18, 2016
Color you cannot forget!
A little large but easily fixed with a stitch in the front. Definitely need spanx. Beautiful train. Amazing color!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 10, 2015
Great V-Neck
I didn't end up wearing this, but it definitely runs large. The color is ok, a little duller than I expected and the hems are frayed, which I couldn't tell initially online.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Pear
September 14, 2015
This worked great!
The dress I originally ordered was WAY too short (I'm 6') so this was a last minute pick. Even though I ordered the long, it wasn't quite long enough for me to wear heals with it, so instead I wore a flat sandal--great for dancing at the wedding! It is a touch, low cut but it worked out without having to use fashion tape.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
September 8, 2015
I wore this dress to my cousin's orange themed wedding. The color was perfect & so was the fit.
The fit was flattering. If you are an hourglass or have a full-bust be prepared to have the right bra or shapewear. It was very va-voom. Looked great in pictures and was fun and flowing to dance in, but I needed to pin myself in at the top to make sure my invisible bra stayed in tact. The color photographs really well and the side cut emphasizes and lengthens your legs.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
June 8, 2015
Beautiful color and great fit!
This is a beautiful dress! This was actually my backup dress for a wedding, my first choice was too finicky so I threw this on in panic at the last minute! The color is very pretty, more orangey than red as it appears in the picture. Very flattering for hourglass figures as the waist is fitted. My only negative comments would be that it is VERY low cut, I felt a little uncomfortable wearing it to a wedding. Also the fabric shows EVERYTHING. I am not a fan of Spanx and find them very uncomfortable, but really had to wear them with this dress. But overall beautiful color and sexy fit!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Body type: Hourglass
April 28, 2015
The dress was very nice.
I would give it 5 stars, but the back of it was too long. I did the best I could to lift up the dress when I walked. It was unavoidable at times to let it drag. It was a very comfortable dress to wear, I received a lot of compliments.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 24, 2015
Great dress for a date.
It is a pretty dress, and looks like the one in the picture! It was very light weight which was nice. One thing I personally didn't like was that it was too low cut for my style, but other people may like that.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 30, 2014
I loved the way it looked on me and everyone said I look amazing!glad I rented this dress!!!!
the fit and color was great!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
October 2, 2014
This dress exceeded my expectations; got lots of compliments!
Rented this for a black-tie wedding. I ordered it as a back-up dress, but ended up feeling much better in it than the dress i initially picked (BCBG Lemon w Lime). I got it in the size 2, thinking that'd fit me, but luckily I got a backup size in 0 as well, which is what I ended up wearing. It was super comfortable to wear, although I had to use fashion tape in the front to make sure it didn't end up being too low-cut. The torso area fit well. Wore it with 3-inch heels, which left a glamorous-feeling train. Surprisingly, the train wasn't too cumbersome, despite my tendency to be accident-prone. Would definitely wear this dress again.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
October 1, 2014
Great color, too tight for my style
The color is gorgeous, loved the cut of the front; however, the dress hugs your curves VERY tightly. I have an hourglass shape so it accentuated my tush a little more thatn I wanted for a rehearsal dinner. Also, the back is longer than I expected even with 4 inch wedges. I ended up wearing another dress I rented.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
August 8, 2014
Good color, sloppy design
It is not visible in the photos, but this dress has an intentional "rough edge" or "eyelash" seem all the way around the hem and up the front sash. I thought it made the dress look rather sloppy. The dress was very wrinkled upon arrival, and although I steamed it with my Rowenta steamer, it really wouldn't perk up around the bottom and along the waistline. The top of this dress is lovely and forgiving no matter what size bust you may have. That was the only plus though. The bottom half was rather sloppy instead of having fluid flowiness, despite the irregular (pretty) hemline. Very strong dry cleaning odor as well. While both the 10L and 12L fit me very similarly, I didn't wear either.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 29, 2014
Renting is so simple and easy. I love it.
A little too long in the back, and had to use fashion tape to secure the front. Overall- great dress, great color, super comfortable, and wrinkle free!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 3, 2014
Great dress, appropriate for almost any event
First of all, I have to say that this was my first experience with rent the runway, and their customer service was the most incredible experience ever. I received three dresses the day prior to when I was suppose to be flying out for a wedding. To my dismay, none of them fit, and one had a stain on the dress. Rent the runway went WAAAAAAYYYYYY out of their way to ensure I received another dress, overnight to my new destination. The Zac Posen was the dress I ended up going with. So, the dress, Its a lovely dress. I'm generally a size 4, and the size 4 that I wore fit almost perfectly. It runs a little bit big in the hips, so it wasn't the most ideal fit there, but everywhere else was a winner. I am 5'7 and I wore 3 1/2 inch heels and the 4 Regular was about a half an inch too long, so I had to keep holding up the back so that it didn't catch my heel. That was really my only complaint about this dress. You will DEFINITELY need some kind of a slip, or spanx (I opted for spans) the behind is rather see through and you can definitely get an eye shot of your underpants if you aren't careful!! Cant wait for my next event to try again!!! THANKS RTR!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 9, 2014
Very pretty gown. Lots of compliments
Loved this gown. The length was a little long for me, even with 4" heels. The drape was nice. Needed to wear a strapless, backless, silicone adhesive bra which I did not love - but thats just me. The edge material of the dress was a little funky like a frayed piece. The color is more along the lines of orange.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
February 25, 2014
Gorgeous Color and Flowy design
I felt like a princess! The dress was gorgeous and brought out the best in my body. The flowy design made me feel like I was on a runway with the wind blowing on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
December 30, 2013
Beautiful color, lots of compliments, but don't forget the spanx!
The long is very long, and would not have worked if I weren't tall AND wearing 3+ inch heels. The color is great and the jersey fabric feels very comfy for a formal gown. The slit is very high so keep in mind when choosing shape wear for underneath, which is a must since it's very clingy. Overall I liked this gown but wasn't in love with it.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
November 6, 2013
BEAUTIFUL Dress but I didn't wear it
I received this dress as a back up because my original didn't have one of the sizes. This dress is really nice but you better have the right curves. It's a fitted dress so if you have a muffin top, it will show. Beautiful color.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
November 4, 2013
The dress was very flattering and a great color! I received tons of compliments!
I wore a size smaller than I anticipated I would. It fit great once I had the right size on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 29, 2013
Great color
Selected this dress as back-up and ended up not wearing it to the black-tie wedding I was attending. The orange color is quite pretty, as is the draping fabric. However, I would recommend Spanx even to women that don't usually wear them, because the fabric is quite thin and can cling around the rear. Also, the back of the dress is quite long, which can cause an issue walking.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
September 2, 2013
Not good.
I had rented another dress for a black tie optional wedding that was too long for me, and RTR searched high and low to find a dress that might for me for the occasion. This is what we settled on, and unfortunately, was beyond disappointed. First, the dress smelled like my grandmother's apartment and arrived with at least one small hole along the hemline. This obviously applies to the particular dress I received, and not to the style overall. I usually wear a 00 or 0 and got this in the 0R. It fit in some places, but not in others-- for example, my bra was busting out of the top (I am a 30C). I maybe could've taped it and made it work, but the back of the dress was too long-- I am 5'1" and was wearing 4"+ heels. You can't use hem tape on this dress because all along the edge is a frayed trim.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 21, 2013
I loved this dress! Beautiful color, very comfortable, fit perfectly.
I rented this dress for black tie fundraiser, dinner and dancing. I've gained a few pounds so ordered the 10 and 12, I liked the way the 10 fit on top and didn't notice much different on the bottom. The fabric is a heavy jersey-like fabric, so lays beautifully and doesn't show every bump or bulge. It was so comfortable to wear and the top is sexy but not too revealing. I received a TON of complements. It really stood out in a sea of black dresses. I think it would fit several body types based on the construction of the dress and weight of the fabric. Would definately rent another Z Pozen dress in the future. Loved this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 7, 2013
I LOVED the color and the fit!
The fit was incredibly comfortable! I was able to eat and move and never worry about how I looked. Double sided tape and seamless panties was all I needed and I was set for a night of dancing!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
April 3, 2013
Great color
A little long in back and had to use the tape but overall very nice dress
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 25, 2013
Bright beautiful and very comfortable
I wore this to a medical school formal an felt amazing. The long was the perfect length with a 3 inch heel. I highly reccomend fashion tape to secure the front from popping open when you lean forward. Otherwise awesome dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 19, 2013
The original dress I ordered turned out to be out of stock, but this replacement did the trick!
If it had been my own, I would've had it hemmed, but the fit was fine for one night.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
February 1, 2013
Not good for a small bust
I am tall (5'11") and relatively thin with a small bust. The coral color was lovely and the slit is great, but I looked pear shaped when I put it on. I think you need a decent bust to balance the draping and the way the fabric lays on the hips.. that or be rail thin with no hips to speak of.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 25, 2013
I enjoyed wearing something different from what everybody else was wearing, both in color and style.
The tangerine color is beautiful, not overly bright or neon looking. The fit was fairly true. I ordered the 4 and the 6. I think the difference between the sizes was mainly from the waist up. The fit was pretty similar in the hips. I wore the 4. My strapless bra peaked out just a bit at the bottom of the armhole. I had to use a couple of pieces of tape in front to secure the wrap style top, otherwise it would have drooped and revealed my bra. I am 5'9" and wore 3 inch heels and wore the Long. It was good it wasn't any longer! The jersey fabric is very clingy and I definitely needed spanx to smooth out the rear. The dresses were both in very good condition and free of stains when I received them. This was nice because I had gone to a local dress rental shop previously and was disappointed at the condition of some of their dresses. I will say that the dresses smelled somewhat strongly of dry cleaning chemical when I received them. It was nice to know they were so clean but I was glad to have a couple of days to hang the dresses outside of the garment bag to air out before wearing. The necklace was a bit long. This was my first time using RTR and I will definitely do it again. What a great resource!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
January 21, 2013
Great for summer events / casual fabric / beautiful coloring / shows underwear line
Not formal enough for a very high end formal, but perfect for a wedding, outdoor summer event. Bright beautiful color and shape.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
December 28, 2012
Not my favorite
Poor quality, poor fit, I do not recommend this dress unless you are tall and very thin. I'm short and petite and it just did not work on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 18, 2012
Pretty and wrinkle free!
The fabric of the dress is great! It didn't get wrinkled from all the sitting and standing for the Marine Ball ceremony, and would be great to pack, etc with no worries. I have a very small bust and the size 0R was slightly more stretched out in the bust than the size 2R. I decided to wear my supper padded silicone inserts in my strapless bra and use excessive amounts of stylist tape, rather than going up to the 2R. Although I love the fabric, it shows every line and wrinkle beneath, and is tight in the rear... even a no-line thong would have shown. I got complements, and the dress was easy to wear and to move in. I had to hold up the small train while dancing, but it was no problem because the jersey type fabric is stretchy and light weight.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
October 14, 2012
Didn't end up wearing the dress but I think it is beautiful.
I feel like it would be better for girls with less hips. It is a bit large up top then tighter through the waist. It is a gorgeous dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 2, 2012
POP with this awesome orange number
Unlike some of the other reviews, I thought the dress was a bit loose fitting and didn't cling. I thought the tapered cut on the bottom flowed gorgeously and was perfect with 4 inch platfoms. I loved how the dress carried as you walked. So Fun and easy to wear!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
September 24, 2012
Sexy, red dress!
This dress was very comfortable and fun to wear. I wish I owned it and could wear it all the time.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 116lbs
September 11, 2012
Love!
Amazing dress. So comfortable to wear! The movement it provides when moving and dancing is gorgeous. Runs a little small through the rear, and (as much as I hate to say it) the previous reviewers are right -- Spanx are DEFINITELY needed. Thus, the 4 stars. Now that I have Spanx, I will definitely rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
August 29, 2012
good for outdoor wedding
this dress is really pretty and great for an outdoor event, but it doesnt give you much support in the chest area, which is problematic because of the spaghetti strap sleeve (making it difficult to find a bra that won't show) also if you are short (im 5'0) the length is pretty awkward. would probably look great on a tall woman with smaller chest area!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 28, 2012
The color is beautiful!
I really loved this dress. The color is more coral than orange. I do highly recommend shape wear with this.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 28, 2012
comfortable, but too long
I really wanted this to fit , but for a 5'3" woman, I couldn't even buy heals high enough for this gown.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
August 21, 2012
Love the sexy slit.
I choose this dress as a second option for a wedding and it was so sexy and flattering. It moves really well and opens with a slit when you walk. I loved wearing it and got so many compliments!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
August 16, 2012
Vibrant & fun but too big 4 me
I had to send it back before wearing! I have a small waist and the drape made me look much thicker. In my opinion it would work for someone with a little stomach to hide. It is beautiful- color is vibrant and fun!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
August 16, 2012
show stopper!
Rented this for a formal awards dinner in DC. I wanted something fun, but formal. I love the color, deep tangerine. Beautiful with my fair skin, and really made the blue in my eyes pop. Tons of compliments, and I stood out in a sea of black. I rented larger than usual due to the other reviews (small in the waist, no room in the bust) but had to return those in a hurry for my usual size, the four was actually still a little big in the waist could have gone for the 2. You will need some kind of slimmer like spanks underneath. I hate them and do not usually wear them at all, but this dress is clingy in the skirt and shows every ripple, even if you are thin and in good shape, plan ahead. It was long, but with a high pair of heels (brown satin Badgley Mischka) the back just cleared the floor.
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