TY-LR

Cynthia Gown

$100 rental
$430 retail
Stylist Notes

A popover bodice makes this classic, refined gown by TY-LR feel new. Try the cool-girl design with a slick hairstyle and barely-there heels

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

Cream and black crepe (100% Polyester). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Asymmetrical fit and flair skirt with front slit. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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50 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(28)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 17, 2017
Perfect fit
This was a comfortable piece. Compliments rolled in and I felt great all evening. Paired with a Sara Magid cuff.
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 50
September 12, 2017
My children hadn't seen me for some time & for them to see me after surgery in this dress was great!
The dress fit perfectly! I had no idea that what I would wear would look so becoming after losing 20lbs from an emergency surgery. I almost gave up on hoping that I would look nice for my son's wedding; but, a co-worker told me about Rent-the-Runway and I had just heard about it in my Audible book, The Sharing Economy...so, I joined and got the best dress ever (earrings and bracelet) that I could have had for my son's wedding! And, this was all just three days before the wedding; I ordered it and had it at my door the day before the wedding! Thank you, Rent-the-Runway team!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
July 21, 2017
I gave my daughter away in this dress. I loved it! It is comfortable, flattering and very elegant
The fit was perfect, completely comfortable . Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
July 3, 2017
Perfect for Black Tie Events
This dress was a dream - elegant and extremely comfortable! It has a slit down the middle to make it easier to walk/dance, so it's perfect for an event with lots of movement. Some things to keep in mind are that the top is actually more of a light grey shade than white, and it'll be a little snug in the chest area if you have a large bust.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 25, 2017
Best dress
Wore it for a black tie. Omg so simple and gorgeous. Got so many compliments.
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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 1, 2017
#sophisticated
A perfect dress for a wedding! Classy and elagent! Loved every second of wearing this dress!!!!
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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
April 30, 2017
Daughter got sick so we couldn't go to the ball. Wore it to walk the dog and do errands instead.
Fit was perfect. A little long for my short legs. A little formal for errands at CVS and Home Depot, but perfect for walking your dog around the neighborhood. I may just rent a formal gown for everyday use again! I think I had more fun doing that than I would have going to the ball. #getyourmoneysworth.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 26, 2017
This dress was too worn to wear.
This dress should have been retired before shipping any further. The white part of the dress was very dingy when it arrived. Wouldn't wear.
JenniferMay 8, 2017
Agreed! My dress also arrived looking dingy. The white part of the dress was more of a dirty grey color. Very disappointing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 67
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
April 25, 2017
The dress worked for me and fit beautifully.
The dress was perfect for a very conservative, very formal event. Thanks
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
March 1, 2017
Classic elegance
This dress fit flawlessly and looked gorgeous. I wore 4" heels and didn't need to tape up the skirt at all. (Though I was careful not to walk/dance backwards or I might've tripped, and careful descending the stairs). The silhouette is spectacular and it looks beautiful in photos. The front slit doesn't really show in the pictures but it's a very fun and sexy (but still elegant) aspect.
Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 13, 2017
This was the first time I ever used RTR! The dress came On time, it fit, was easy to return !
I ordered the M and L just in case, bc I have a tendency to think I'm smaller than I really am! Glad I just opened the L and it fit perfectly! I am at a size 10 now and am 5'4" . The length was perfect With the heels I wore!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
January 25, 2017
Classy dress
This dress is made of a thicker material so perfect for the winter months, love the slit up the front, it's unexpected and adds a little sexiness to a very classic dress. It's not too tight, or too loose, and I felt very comfortable in it.
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
December 20, 2016
Favorite dress I've rented from RTR!
I LOVE THIS DRESS. I seriously considered buying this dress because I love it so much. It's so classy, sexy yet modest, and could be worn to a variety of events (I wore it to a holiday Christmas party). I received so many compliments throughout the night. Most importantly, I felt confident, comfortable, and beautiful. Some of the reviews warned that this dress is tight in the bust, so I was a little nervous about that but it ended up being fine! I'm 5 ft 5 in, 135 lbs, and wear a 32DDD/E. The small regular fit me perfectly with heels. I got a medium regular as a backup, and the color on the top was more of a gray than a white; not sure if that is because the medium has been worn more times or whether a different fabric was used, so beware if you're getting a medium.
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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
December 13, 2016
Elegant
Flattering, comfortable, and beautiful. I'm around 125 lbs and 5'4" and could wear either the XS or S sizes. I chose the looser fit with a bit longer length for my heels. Lots of compliments. Great choice.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 27, 2016
Highly recommend for fall/winter/spring
I rented this dress for an indoor/outdoor fall wedding, and it was warm enough for 50 degrees during the ceremony, yet light enough that I didn't get too warm dancing inside. I'm a 34A, and the top of the dress was just right - a little snug, as you can see in the photo, but overall a great fit. I would not recommend for band sizes larger than 34, or chest sizes larger than an A/B cup. I typically wear a medium (6/8) in dresses but this small fit well. The top is not white - it's an eggshell/off-white color that looked great in person. The dress is a heavy material that is super flattering on the stomach and waist area. I am 5'8" and wore it with low heels, which kept the bottom of the dress just above the ground.
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Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
November 27, 2016
The perfect dress for a gala.
I loved the side slit and the slight train! The top was a little snug for large breasts but I still wore it.
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 11, 2016
Super flattering and elegant!
No cons! This dress was great and I recommend it to others. The silhouette was extremely flattering and the slit added a little sex appeal. 10 out of 10
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
May 16, 2016
Modest and Classy
Pros: I was surprised to receive so many compliments from strangers with this modest dress! The front slit was a nice "trendy" feature on a otherwise classy dress. I felt comfortable and beautiful in it. Cons: Runs a bit large. I would order an XXS if available. Length was just right. Dress is a bit warm. I was at an in-door gala (cocktail hour, dining, auctions), so it was fine. If I was outside or planned to be dancing, I would have overheated.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
May 10, 2016
I so wanted to love this...but
I so wanted to love this dress - it looked like the perfect mix of class and glamour with a little hint of sex appeal in the front slit. Unfortunately, since the top is not a pure white (or beige...or gray...or silver...or pearl...what IS this color?!) it looked a little dated and aged. While the size I got was slightly too big (should have gone with the medium), it still would have been mostly wearable -- the fabric is beautiful, heavy and very forgiving. I did like that it was actually comfortable and I could breath, sit, stand and move easily.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Weight: 175lbs
May 2, 2016
I didn't wear it.
It is gorgeous but I have a pretty muscular upper body. It was tight across the shoulders, bust and arms. I think it was the lining that was tight because it looked fine but I felt like I couldn't move. It's also very heavy and I was afraid it would be too warm.
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 25, 2016
This dress was beautiful and very classy. Worked well for a more conservative crowd; I felt elegant.
This dress was beautiful and very classy. Worked well for a more conservative crowd; I felt elegant. I am 5'8.5" and wore heels and the dress was long. I also normally wear a 4-6 and the small was a bit big on me (I wish I'd gotten the XS). Overall, a lovely dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 21, 2016
Super comfortable and lots of compliments
This dress is super comfortable and fit is true to size. I ordered the SR and MR and wore the small. I am 5'7" tall, 125 pounds w/athletic figure. A lot of the dresses at the event I attended were super sparkly, which is just not my style. I received so many compliments on this dress, and I think it's because the shape and fabric are "simply beautiful" without all the glitz and glam. I wore a vintage broach, diamond stud earrings and a thick, bangle bracelet, which is all the adornment it needs. The split up the middle of the front gives the dress a "fun" element, and I wore black hose and black kitten heels since still cool in the evening. I would wear this dress again, but since so memorable, I probably will not rent it unless going to a party out-of-town.
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
March 6, 2016
Fun party, black tie. I felt great in this dress.
I wore the dress for an Oscar's Party. The dress was actually my backup dress. It was perfect, so classic and comfortable. The dress is true to size and length was perfect with 3 inch heels.
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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 3, 2016
Classic and elegant
Comfortable, loved the from slit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
March 2, 2016
Comfortable, conservative, flattering!
I loved this dress. I am 5'8" and typically a size 8. The dress had more stretch than I thought it would and I think I could have fit in a SL, but for the chest area. So, I would say that if you are small chested, you can size down. I had also read a lot of reviews that said how long the dress was, but on me the ML was the perfect length, just grazing the floor, with 5 inch heels. The slit in front is not provocative at all. I really loved this dress - it was comfortable, flattering, and perfect for the black tie event I wore it to.
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 1, 2016
top is not white. I got both Mediu, and Large and the color on the tops of large is OFF
didn't wear it- would have been a better fit for me- broad shoulders but color was not white
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
February 24, 2016
This dress worked perfectly for a black tie fundraiser!
This dress is made of a heavier fabric and form-fitting so flattering for a pear-shape. However, it is tight through the bust, so I wouldn't recommend it for someone larger than a C. The length was perfect with a 3-inch heal, but be warned that it does have a train. Easy to walk in though because of the slit up the front.
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
February 14, 2016
Wedding.
Stunning, flattering dress. I had rented another dress in a completely different style which did not flatter. I picked this dress out in store and it was gorgeous. The store only had this dress in a S and L, so I chose the L. While it was a tad big, it was not noticeable. The halo top flatters and slims the lower body and completes an over-all elegant look. I would love to rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 10, 2016
Rented another dress which was too short....this last minute dress was meant to be!
This gown was the perfect combination of classic conservative, professional, and DIVA for being a featured soloist for Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Don't let the stock photo fool you....this dress is all about the slit! Super sexy and elegant. I got so many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 49
February 6, 2016
Difficult fit for curvy people!
This was my backup dress, and I didn't wear it, but it is really long and the skirt is pretty straight. I wouldn't have been able to wear due to the length. The top is more silvery than true white. it is a beautiful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
February 3, 2016
Rented as an option for a black tie gala.
I did not end up wearing this gown. It was my first choice but was very large on my small frame. A larger chest size and bigger overall would look great in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 27, 2016
Dress looks much better in person than in photos!
This dress was an alternate that was chosen for me by RTR when my original option was unavailable. I hated it when I saw the picture and prayed that the backup size of my original choice would work. I got them both in and the dress I wanted was a hot mess. It was way too short and was a horrible fit. My only option for my formal gala was this dress and when I tried it on I was in love! It's a flattering cut and incredibly classy. The split adds a little bit of sass to a very elegant dress. It's simple enough to change the look with different jewelry and hairstyles. I received so many compliments on this dress and felt beautiful in it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 17, 2016
So. Classic.
I rented this for an evening at the Kennedy Center (D.C.) with my husband, and it couldn't have been more perfect! The fabric is rich and thick, and it didn't wrinkle all night. The only thing I didn't love was that it was a tiny big snug through the hips. I'm a true "pear," so for it to fit on the top, I had to wear the small. It was fine and comfortable all night, but I noticed the pull just a bit. Overall, amazing...wish it was mine!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 3, 2016
I felt like I had a red carpet gown on Loved it
The fit is true to form I would request one size larger then normal or don't eat anything the day of your event Fit like a glove Loved it
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 18, 2015
This dress is so classic and beautiful
The fit is overall true to size, although mine was a little big in the waist. The material is stretchy so the dress is snug without being miserable
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
December 13, 2015
Perfect for a formal dinner
This is a lovely dress. Elegant and easy to wear. Runs true to size. I liked that it had sleeves. Wore to a formal dinner for a company where my husband is on the board. Didn't want to be too dressy while respecting the black tie dress code. Will definitely rent again.
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
December 13, 2015
The dress was very classy, heads were turning all night
The dress fit perfectly, I'm almost 5'6 and wore 4 inch heels and the dress still kinda dragged in the back.
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
December 13, 2015
I wore it to a formal work christmas party and felt so comfortable! Lots of complements!
Easy fit, with stretch and nice draping that will fit lots of body shapes.
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 3, 2015
Flawless For A Formal Event
Always one to play it safe, I didn't want anything too glitzy or glamorous for a gala I was attending with my colleagues... and this dress was the perfect choice for just that! The dress was simple, yet elegant - and with the right accessories, you can play it up, or choose to leave it be. At 5'10 wearing heels, it was just the right length (sweeping the floor), but if someone shorter was to wear it, I'd be a bit cautious. The bust area was a bit tight in the size small (couldn't raise my arms above my head or put my hand on my hip without the white portion riding up), but chose to stay in the size small since the medium was too large and left my figure looking boxy. As for the rest of the dress, it's not too tight and if you order the right size, it's form-fitting enough to give you some shape. Overall, I loved it and would definitely recommend if someone's going for an understated look for a formal event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 53
November 27, 2015
I did not wear. REALLY wanted to, just too tight on top for me. I took a chance cuz I loved it
LOVED this dress! It runs true to size...It was small on me, but I thought I would take the risk and rent because I just loved the clean classic beauty this dress is. Has a high slit up the center which was marvelous. Would have worn in a second if it was not too tight. I am 5'10 and the length was perfect. Ahhh, wish I were smaller :), had planned to wear for my sons wedding.
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