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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45 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(27)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 124lbs
November 3, 2015
Stylist Review
A creme and black dream of a gown! Running true to size, we recommend sizing up for backup. Although this style has some stretch we do recommend it for smaller busts (A-C cup). The creme fabric is thick and will not allow for undergarments to show through. The hips are fitted and the dress is more fitted at the natural waist so we do recommend sizing up if you're curvier in the hip area. It's important to note that this gown has a slit, so be aware that your shoes will show. Pair with sleek jewelry like a cuff and cool studs.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 5, 2015
simple, comfortable, classy, slit makes it just sexy enough. could wear a normal bra- huge plus.
classic yet modern, understated sexy
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 9, 2015
This dress was a beautiful blend of edgy, modern, and tasteful.
The dress runs true to size but the bust area doesn't have a lot of give. I'm a 36B and had to find a minimal bra to make the Small fit...but the medium is much larger through the hips/waist and wouldn't have worked. Length wise I was on the verge of needing a long...I am just over 5'7" and wore 4in heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 12, 2015
Dress was stunning.
Fit well - was a little long even though I have height and wore heels. It flowed like a train so it worked but given the opportunity again, I'd probably get the regular length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
September 21, 2015
Tons of compliments on this dress! I wore it for a gala with a fairly conservative crowd.
The neck area was a little tight but otherwise fit well. The peplum top with trumpet bottom is especially great for someone fairly tall like me.
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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.
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
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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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:
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:
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:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
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:
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:
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:
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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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.
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:
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
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 3, 2016
Classic and elegant
Comfortable, loved the from slit.
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
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:
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:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
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:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 5, 2015
This dress was incredibly classic and fit perfectly. Perfect understated elegance for a wedding!
The regular length was perfect for me, I'm 5'6 and wore 4 inch heels. Had ordered the long for a backup, but would have dragged.
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Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
October 14, 2015
Loved the elegance and classic style of it. Perfect for a black tie affair.
Loved the fit. Only negative was the original photos did not show a train and it ended up having one. But overall loved it. I am very tall and it was a perfect fit.
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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 8, 2015
I'm a 34D and needed the medium. Otherwise the small was perfect. LOVE THIS DRESS!
Beautiful dress! Simple, elegant and super comfortable! If I would have gone with The small the train would not have been dragging. But went with the medium due to my bust size/fit, and loved the little added touch of a slight train.
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
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:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
October 1, 2015
Love this dress! Simple, elegant, chic and fashion forward!
This dress was perfect! I wore it to a formal affair and it was elegant, but not too overstated. I'm really busty and the top provided an extremely flattering fit, also I'm a bit on the shorter side and the length didn't give me any problems. It runs true to size and the shoulders are a bit raised and makes the dress more interesting/fashion forward.
Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
October 3, 2015
Perfect for a conservative black tie affair
I needed a gown that was comfortable, looked smart, modern, but was not too revealing. This was perfect for fall. The gown is super modern and minimalistic - I wore it with gold studs and a modern gold cuff. I didn't see anyone else at the event wearing a gown remotely similar. It's fully lined, the fabric is a great weight. You can wear it with your normal bra and because the top is white it draws attention away from your mid-section.
JennaNovember 2, 2015
what height shoe did you wear? I'm 5'10" and athletic also, but with a little curve and wondering how much length you have to play with.
JennaNovember 2, 2015
that is supposed to say five foot ten inches
BeccaNovember 22, 2015
I wore a 4" heel. The train in the back was long - no issues with the dress being too short. Your shoes do show due to the slit in the front.
BeccaNovember 22, 2015
*4 inch heel
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.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
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.
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
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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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
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:
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
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:
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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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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
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:
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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