Katie May

Bordeaux Apollo Dress

$280 retail

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Stylist Notes

Minimalist and timeless, this Katie May dress is a flattering, curve-hugging style. Pull your hair up to show off those shoulders in this polished one-sleeve look.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Red crepe (97% Polyester, 3% Spandex). Sheath. Short sleeve. Off the shoulder neckline. Hidden side zipper closure. Fully lined. 46" from shoulder to hemline. Made in the USA

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197 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(57)
Small
(50)
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
September 19, 2017
Classic and simple, yet comfortable.

This is a beautiful dress. I typically wear a size 0, but needed to wear the 2 for this dress because it was so tight around my rib cage. On the model it shows the length to be mid-calf, but being 5'2, it was at my ankles. That would be the only thing I wish was different. Very comfortable dress and then material had give to it. The peephole in the back also adds to The dress since it is so simple. I'd either go without a bra or one with the sticky tabs. Classic style!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 23, 2017
Super flattering!

This dress is absolutely amazing. I wore this to a cocktail party and received so many compliments!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
September 24, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous dress, I got compliments all night

I am glad I took the time to look up the size chart for this brand before renting. This designer makes bridesmaid dresses and the sizing is bridal not regular apparel. I normally order a 8 and it always fit but in this case I was ended up in the 12. Thank God, I did otherwise I would have ended up with no dress. I would also caution people who are short as this dress is longer than most midi dresses and you may really dislike how long this dress ends up on you. For reference I am 5'8" and mostly legs. The dress is form fitting and hugs curves like a dream. I felt like a bombshell and got told I reminded people of Christina Hendricks. This is one dress I wish I owned in multiple colors.

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Size worn:
18
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210lbs
September 26, 2017
Pretty and unique dress for fall wedding

If you have curves and a bust, size up at least one size, if not two. I got a ton of compliments on this dress because of unique neckline. Very classy and fun! You cannot wear spanx with this dress because of the cutout in the back. You can do a strapless bra. I'm 5'9 and the length worked well for me.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 27, 2017
All the compliment!

I usually wear a 6 or 8. Wore this dress in the 8 because it was tight across the bust. Im a 34DD. Very nice quality.

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 198lbs
September 27, 2017
Perfect and classy dress!

I rented this dress for my daughters christening and I absolutely love the way it looks and feels on my body. It's form fitting but with the desired stretch so it's not overly tight feeling (more secure feeling if anything). The off the shoulder makes you feel elegant and classy and feel like it would be a great dress for any body type and for pretty much any event. Highly recommend!!!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 5, 2017
AMAZING

I am a size 8/10 in pants. I wore the size 10 in this dress and felt so sexy! If you are thinking about renting this dress, PLEASE DO! The shape it gives you is so beautiful and the back of the dress is such a nice surprise.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
October 17, 2017
Elegant but not great fit

The dress was a little tight. I ended up not wearing this dress because the triangle cut out in the back did not lay flat. It has this weird pucker. The rest of the dress was simple and pretty.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 20, 2017
Beautiful red dress

The dress is beautiful and complimentary however the fit is small. This is one of the few dresses I went up to my backup size for (although I have been on a break from the gym). I think I could've gone up one size more even especially to have the back peek-a-boo cut-out lay down correctly. I tried pinning the fabric but it wouldn't hold so I left it and lived with that flaw. Definitely size one up for your back-up. I wore the dress to a friend's and received TONS of compliments. I did wear some spandex shorts under as its form fitting and wasn't the perfect look across my stomach (you can't wear high waisted shorts/spanx because of the back cut-out). Overall I'm super happy with the dress. It was gorgeous and glamorous, just make sure to size up. Sorry I was an idiot and forgot to take pictures the night-of.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 31, 2017
Perfect for a wedding!

I usually wearing somewhere between a 4-6, but this runs really small. The 6 fit but felt really tight on the waist so I got an 8, which felt a little big but was much more comfortable. Got so many compliments all night and felt like it was a chic look for a fall wedding!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 42
November 4, 2017
Great color and fit. Comfortable!

Got major compliments. Dress has some stretch which was great for comfort and fit but material thick enough to lay well. Size 10 fit great. I am normally a 6 in shirts, 8 in pants.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
November 6, 2017
Classy & Sexy...

I'm normally a 10, but def needed the 12. It was snug but gave in a good way. Very flattery and heavy material. I did not need any shape-wear underneath.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 12, 2017
Beautiful classic dress

Great dress, very simple and sleek yet still eye catching. Beautiful color. A little annoying for the dance floor but over all great dress!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 12, 2017
Sized up and it fit well, just not as good as my other option.

I am normally a 2 and sized up to the 4. It fit well, but my other dress option was better. I wish the material were a little thicker. Great color.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 31
November 13, 2017
This is a very flattering style and great color.

Fit was great however the cap sleeve restricted being able to dance. Other than that was a stunning dress.

Size worn:
18
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
November 15, 2017
I was feelin' myself that night!

This dress was perfect! I loved just about everything about it! It wasn't tight around my bust like some women had problems with, which was a concern of mine. I do wish that it had been a smidge tighter around my calves. I was able to wear spanx with this dress. I just adjusted the back, so it sat lower than the cut out. I was concerned about being able to dance at a wedding in it, because of the cut of the one sleeve. I was able to raise both arms with no problem. The color is beautiful, and the material is soft. I can't say enough good things about it. If you want to feel incredibly sexy for a night, RENT THIS DRESS!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
November 20, 2017
Sophisticated and chic

I am normally a size 4, I wore a size 6 and it fit perfectly. This dress is much better in person than it appears online. Very high quality fabric and construction.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 1, 2017
Reliable delivery, easy return

I loved this dress I felt so pretty in it. Im short (5' 2") & the length was a bit longer than i expected even with heels. I wish I wouldve ordered a 6 instead of an 8 as it did feel a little big on me. I wore it with a Tory Burch clutch from RTR as well and it went perfect. Its sexy and elegant.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
December 4, 2017
Classic and stunning holiday party dress!

Very comfortable dress! Ordered the size 10 which is my usual size and it fit perfect aside from being a little hard to zip under the arm. Got lots of compliments and the length was perfect!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 4, 2017
Pretty color, really small!

I rented this for a rehearsal dinner that was "holiday cocktail" theme. I rented two sizes bigger than my usual size and ended up wearing my own dress. This needed to be at least one size bigger than what I ordered to be comfortable. It runs REALLY small. Beautiful dress, but does not fit true to size.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
January 11, 2018
Stunning and unique style!

This dress is gorgeous on and very flattering. Based on other reviews I sized up 1 size, and I'm happy I did. I felt comfortable and confident all night. It does great with a strapless bra, and I was able to dance easily.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 19, 2018
Great dress for a wedding or semi-formal event!

I read some reviews that this dress ran small so I ordered a 4 and a 6 (I usually wear a 2/4). I ended up wearing the 4 - it had some room in the waist - if I had to order again I would order the 2. The material is very forgiving - a thick fabric that has a slight stretch. I definitely needed help with the zipper as your other arm is a bit constricted. I highly recommend the rent! I'm 5'10 and the length, as seen in the photo, is about mid-calf.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
January 22, 2018
Very tight!

Im usually a size 0/2 but both didnt fit. I will try 4 next time for this dress

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
February 3, 2018
Great dress!

Great dress. Very forgiving and so fun to dance in.

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 113lbs
February 4, 2018
RTR Stylists were awesome, great customer servicd experience.

Fit perfectly, loved the color and style. I chose to wear my second option, but it was a tough call! This dress is so classy and comfy, well made!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
February 4, 2018
Stunning dress!

This dress will hit and hug your curves in all of the right places!! Very classy yet super sexy!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
February 4, 2018
Runs small - definitely size up

I rented this for a wedding but did not end up wearing it because it was too small. Defintely size up! Otherwise it would have been a perfect dress, the silhouette and color is gorgeous. Definitely tight around the bust-rib cage area so if you have a medium to large chest definitely air on the side of going up in size.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 13, 2018
Great color and style

I typically wear a 4 but read that this dress runs small. The 6 fit but was pretty snug. I wanted to be comfortable all night so I stuck with the 8. I would definiteky recommend this dress to others.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114lbs
February 19, 2018
Understated elegance

This worked well for my petite size and frame. I wanted a longer dress so puroosely chose a dress that was beliw kbee on a 5'6" person so it woukd be tea length on me. The opening in the back puckered a bit.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
February 21, 2018
Beautiful Color!

Loved the length and color! Hugs curves, but not too tightly. Slit in back could possibly show shapewear if you choose to use some- the material is thick enough so it's not necessary! You can also wear a strapless bra , just a may have to pin to keep it from slipping. Will rent again!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
February 27, 2018
Favorite RTR dress thus far!

This dress earned me compliments all night! The color was perfect for a fall wedding. The dress isn't too tight, but will still accentuate your curves. Unfortunately, the sleeve on the right arm isn't photographed, but I feel like it really made the dress unique! You might experience some difficulty raising your right arm while dancing because of it. Not too big of a deal though... I still managed to catch the bouquet! ;-)

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
February 27, 2018
Loved!

I loved this because it was somewhat structured and tight, but still had some give to make it comfortable to be in all night. I'm 5'5 and it was more or less tea length on me but because of the fit/shape of the dress it didn't really matter that it was a little longer in me than shown on the model. Would definitely recommend!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
March 4, 2018
Didnt work for me

I ended up not wearing this dress because it was a bit tight and didn't seem right for the formal wedding I attended. Maybe for a more casual event? I am bottom heavy and was worried I would be tugging it down all night. Fabric is thick and the dress has a nice color and structure but just didn't work for my body type.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
March 18, 2018
I felt gorgeous!!

Love love love this dress! It fit perfectly, although it definitely runs small so order a size up. I was comfortable all night and able to dance the night away!!

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Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 28B
Body type: Hourglass
March 20, 2018
The color & the top was very unique & flattering

Have a flat stomach or a good pair of spanx (like me) bc it is form fitting across the stomach. I was still self conscious about my stomach. Great color & cut. Better if you're tall, I'm 5'9.

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Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
March 26, 2018
Dress was perfect mix of sexy and classy.

Cons: the fit. Reading reviews before renting helped with my success. It does run small- I'm usually a 4 but I ordered a 6 and 8. The 6 fit exceptionally well, although it was a bit of a challenge getting the size zipper up on the bust area. I'm 32DD. Pros: everything else. I loved the length. I think any height was benefit from wearing this. I'm a bit shy of 5'4 with short legs and it came mid calf almost ankle length. It has a bit of stretch so you're able to walk and dance. I'm an hour glass figure and it did fit the curves well. I'd buy this dress!

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Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
April 11, 2018
Beautiful

Size up this dress fits tight! No give!

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
April 11, 2018
Loved the dress! Looked elegant and sexy at the same time.

I wore this dress to a wedding and felt great. The sizing runs small so keep that in mind. I would swear this dress or a similar style again!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Body type: Apple
April 13, 2018
Gorgeous but small

I should have read more reviews...order 1-2 sizes up as this is bridal sizing. Dress is gorgeous but sadly I needed a size larger and ended up at Nordstrom's at the last minute.

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
May 1, 2018
Amazing red carpet dress

The perfect amount of sexy. Hugs every curve but a great length. I got compliments all night.

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