That Kind Of Connection Gown

$90 rental
$338 retail

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Stylist Notes

This sexy open back style by BCBGMAXAZRIA will elongate your silhouette and accentuate your curves in all the right places! Shown on front image with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8; L=10,12. Two lengths available.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes – should be worn with a backless bra
WAIST: Fitted – fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room 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: Should be worn with a backless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, 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 down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8; L=10,12. Two lengths available.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes – should be worn with a backless bra
WAIST: Fitted – fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room 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: Should be worn with a backless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black and cobalt matte jersey (73% acetate; 20% nylon; 7% spandex). Cap sleeves. Boat neckline. Cowl back with gold chain detail. Straight skirt with ruching at waist. See size and fit tab for details. Imported.

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81 reviews
Fit
Large6
True to Size73
Small1
Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 15, 2016
The dress was absolutely stunning! It was the perfect combination between formal and fun!
The dress fit like a glove. In the picture I am 40 weeks pregnant so it is perfect for any body style. I would highly recommend to anyone for any formal affair!
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
February 23, 2016
Unique but hard to pull off
Based on reviews and sizing chart, I went with the small. This was an unflattering choice for my body type (very much hourglass- big butt and chest). The fabric is not forgiving- I felt very self-conscious all night. The back detail is beautiful, but the chain was missing on my dress so I had to tape the falling shoulder onto my body which was highly uncomfortable. If the dress clings to your chest, which for most chest sizes it will, you will absolutely need a sticky bra, which is also uncomfortable. As far as length, the regular was too short for my height (I wore normal heels, like three inches, and my toes and feet were visible. Would have been ok with flats. Got compliments, but wouldn't order again.
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Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
January 26, 2016
Backless Beauty
The dress fit well, accentuated my curves! Got lots of compliments. Didn't have to commit to a full backless dress, but the peek was sultry!
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
January 17, 2016
good fit
good fit
Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
November 14, 2015
Comfortable and sexy!
The fit was great. I was 6 months pregnant at the time, so the dress was very bump friendly. The way the back opens is a little strange and off center, but it wasn't a problem.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
October 27, 2015
Classy yet sexy
I had a great time wearing this dress. You can't wear a bra and must wear very thin undies because it is pretty slinky material that shows lines, but I didn't mind at all. My only complaint was that I had to be careful while dancing not to flash anyone! Great dress.
Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
September 28, 2015
My first rental...I was nervous, but all went well!
I decided at the very last minute to try my first rental on a very special wedding. I ordered on a Wednesday, it was waiting for me at my hotel by Friday. The additional size was unavailable, but this was my first choice so I still tried my luck. The dress is well made, great material and a real head turner. I received lots and lots of compliments. I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the entire experience. I will be renting from now on.....
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 22, 2015
Made my night! I was 7 months pregnant at the time. Dress was still sexy and was so comfortable.
Pros: comfortable fit, don't even feel like you're in an evening gown. Cons: Can't wear a bra, ended up using double sided tape to cover the girl.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 20, 2015
Danced the night away
This dress was an emergency overnight dress when my first delivery went horribly wrong (terrible dress condition) But kudos to RTR customer service they were willing to overnight a new dress to my hotel (I was flying the next day to a destination wedding). I had limited options since I bought the bag and shoes based on the original dresses. The stylist was great and actually selected this one. Drawbacks were I couldn't wear anything underneath - I would have loved a bra or spanx. I also had to remove my silicon nipple covers after I saw them show up in a flash photo. But the best thing was it looked great, it was comfortable and I was able to dance the night away.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 14, 2015
Amazing dress!
This dress fell amazingly on my body. I am a curvy girl who is always self concious about my boobs and booty. This dress minimized and accentuated in all the right places. Best dress EVER!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 2, 2014
This dress is amazing!!!!
This dress was amazing
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
November 29, 2014
Elegantly sexy!
Loved the fit. Felt gorgeous in it- the loose top allowed me to go no-bra without worry and the back was elegantly sexy.
Size worn:
XSL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 24, 2014
Great cut and heavy material made the fit just as elegant as I'd hoped.
Very nearly didn't have the dress. There was an issue with the small long I had ordered as my back up size. RentTheRunway staff was incredibly accommodating and made it very easy to find a secondary option last minute. They even overnighted the order to ensure that I had it by the event.
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 10, 2014
I was the belle of the ball! This dress is incredible!
This dress is a true show stopper with it's unique color blocking and bold blue! The material is very comfortable and the torso area is stretchy and unrestrictive. The sexy back was my favorite part of the dress. It wasn't too sassy for the military ball I was attending, but sexy with class. It fits true to size, and don't forget your pasties since you can't wear a bra! I was sad to send it back. I was overwhelmed with compliments that night and continue to get calls and texts..."where did you get that dress!?!?" Loooove it! Thank you RTR!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 136lbs
November 5, 2014
Unique dress
Black and navy combos are very in this year. The fit of the dress was very good and it was quite unique.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
November 2, 2014
Awesome Dress
I am short so I did have to wear 5 inch heels. The dress is great. I loved how the back is such a surprise. Its comfortable and feels great.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
October 25, 2014
A Party in the Back
The dress was amazing and made me feel amazing. It is totally covered up in the front but the back is unforgettable. I had random people stopping me in the hotel before going to our event asking about my dress. This one is forgiving through the midsection as well! You will not regret ordering this dress for a formal event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 18, 2014
Cute....but felt funny...
The small was too tight on the hips, but perfect in bust...the medium kept slipping off my shoulder, felt like it was going to fall off so I decided not to wear it. I think if you have a bigger bust or broad shoulders it would work fine...still a RTR fan...just didn't have good luck on this one....
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 15, 2014
Overall this dress was a big HIT with the unexpected lower blue back :)
I wore a backless black bra with this dress and had no issues. I did have to wear a lower heel about 3' so the dress could touch the floor. I absolutely LOVED how it hugged my body in all the right places.
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 14, 2014
Incredible dress!! Was sad to send it back!!
Wow. That sums up my experience in one word. First off, were it not for these reviews, I would have never used this service. What made it so simple was that I found people of my same build and read their reviews, so that I was assured the dress would fit me properly. So, THANK YOU to all the reviewers!! You make this site what it is!! Now, for the dress. It arrived on time, along with the next size up that I ordered, Packaged nicely, and it even came with a little bag of perfume/hair samples!!! (Which, by the way, I've found my new favorite fall scent, thanks to you!) The dresses were very clean, unwrinkled, did not appear worn-looking - no snags, etc. It comes with a return UPS envelope. Easy. Peasy. The dress fit like a glove. It looked stunning. What more can I say? This is the first time I've rented from Rent The Runway. I'm now your biggest fan. I've been blabbing about this service on the Book o' Face to alllll my friends b/c I love this site so much!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
October 10, 2014
This dress is fantastic and I highly recommend.
All BCBG dresses run large from my experience so I ordered a small and medium but typically wear an 8 in dresses. This dress was perfect at the high neck in the front balances the low and sexy back of the dress. The dress was sexy but tasteful and comfortable to move in all night.
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
September 29, 2014
flattering and comfortable dress; very unique lots of compliments
I wore a small and I am fitting into 6s these days. I highly recommend this dress, it is beautiful, unique, and comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
September 8, 2014
I wore this to a James Bond party and loved it. It's comfortable, flattering and awesome.
I ordered the XSR and the SR. I'm 5'3" and the XSR didn't even reach the floor in bare feet. So I wore the SR which was the right length with high heels. No way to wear a bra with this so I wore Pure Style Girlfriends Pick Me Up. Worked like a charm for me (small chested) and another girlfriend who needed a little more help. Tons of compliments on this dress - I'm very sorry to send it back!
lynnJanuary 9, 2015
Anne, you look absolutely freaking amazing!!! We are about the sime shape and sie and I had a few questions. With the slit is it so high up that is weird, like do you feel like your flashing people every time you got up lol. I am also the same height as you, how high were your heels? This dress is pretty form fitting, I am assuming you wear a thong with this dress? Was VPL an issue at all is a thong necessary lol finally I ma also a 32B lol is it possible to wear any type of enhancement with this dress? You really look amazing thank you.!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 7, 2014
9 months along and still felt great.
Can't even tell you how happy I was that this dress fit my bump the way it did. Unbelievable. Medium length was perfect with a pair of kitten heels (I'm 5'6"). Stretchy, comfortable fabric. I didn't do a ton of dancing but when I did the right shoulder wanted to slip off. If I rented again a little fashion tape would be perfect. Loads of compliments on the back of the dress. At the end of the night the photographer even pulled me aside to tell me she had no idea I was pregnant until I turned to the side. Not bad for 9 months. Highly recommend. Thanks RTR!
haemsOctober 21, 2014
You look great! I'll be 6m pregnant for my event, and I'm thinking this dress might be a great choice!
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 31, 2014
Felt great in this dress.
This dress was perfect! I went to a blacktie wedding in Boston and I received tons of compliments. It is very form fitting, but I loved that about it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
July 29, 2014
the fabric is sheer and unforgivable.
did not wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157lbs
July 28, 2014
the back was gorgeous... and this is a curve hugging dress.
definitely can't wear a bra with a back. the length of the LR was perfect for my 5'8" height and 4 inch heels. i preferred the fit of the large to the medium, mostly because of the length.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
July 21, 2014
Great dress!
Need a strapless bra but love and fits great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97lbs
July 20, 2014
Unusual and sophisticated dress!
I am petite, and have a difficult time finding dresses that fit without alterations.This is a lovely dress, but just too big for my frame. With the slinky material, the shoulders kept slipping off. I had to stand up really straight all night, if that shoulder came off, the whole dress would be in a puddle on the floor. I wore 5 inch platforms and still found I had to pick it up occasionally to walk, it was grazing the floor. It is also sheer and thin fabric, so I had to wear spanx underneath for a smooth line and a sticky bra. so you couldn't see through the top. It is lovely and very unusual, and the material is very fluid. Someone told me I looked like I was floating when I walked. I think if it had been a bit smaller (or I would have been a bit taller), I would I have liked it more, but it was a bit sack-like on me. Loved the color, style and fabric, simply too big!
Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
July 12, 2014
The dress was gorgeous! Very flattering and I loved the open back! I got tons of compliments!
It fit well. Normally I wear medium, but I went with a small. For a woman with curves it fit well. The back was low but not annoying. The only annoying thing was having to wear a backless sticky bra! I wish I could keep this one!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
July 9, 2014
Didn't end up wearing bc it ran short and had an odd fit
Hugs hug loose on waist and shorter than expected
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
June 24, 2014
The back
The dress didn't come w the shown gold chain. I had to see my own necklace in to act as a connector. It seemed to work just fine. The fit is flattering and comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
June 6, 2014
I got SO MANY compliments even at 7.5 months pregnant in this dress!
I was afraid the dress wouldn't accommodate a 7.5 month bump but it fit beautifully. The material is stretchy enough to fit a large bump but still has enough elasticity to hug curves without gapping or being baggy. This dress is the perfect mix of sexy and classy. The black is slimming (as much as one can be slimming in third tri!) and the back is surprisingly revealing without revealing too much. The dark color hides underwear lines well, too! I would highly recommend this for any pregnant ladies looking for a fantastic formal dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 26, 2014
Flattering and Comfortable
I wore this dress to a black tie gala and felt like it struck the right balance between formal and fun. I loved the unexpected detail of the blue and backless back. I could have worn the XSR, which was more fitted through the waist and shoulders. But, I went with the SR because I loved the way it draped. The dress did slide off my shoulders throughout the night, but it didn't bother me. I wore 3.5 in heels to get the dress to hit the floor.
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Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 9, 2014
I wore it for my music junior recital and everyone loved it!
It was a great first experience! I ordered the medium too and it fit amazing too, but I went with the small because it fit more snug to my body and I needed to move a lot.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
April 9, 2014
Comfortable and gorgeous
Wore this to a black tie wedding in NYC. The back of the dress adds a bit of flare to the plain front. Super comfortable and hugs the hips in the right place whereas the rest of the dress is very drape-y. The jersey fabric is not my favorite but it was totally comfortable. The Small LONG size was super long, even with 3 inch heels I was swimming in it so I went with the SR. Overall this dress was eye catching!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 18, 2014
comfortable elegance!
i wore this dress to a formal affair in the middle of my 2nd trimester of pregnancy & it fit great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 9, 2014
I loves this dress! Very chic and comfortable! The back is gorgeous as well.
The material drapes beautifully and makes the sizing/body type very versatile
Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 4, 2014
Stunning dress
The dress is fantastic. The draping is incredibly flattering, and the back is absolutely stunning. Added bonus: I was able to wear it with a super-low backed bra, once I removed one of the straps. I received compliments all night. The medium was out of stock, so I went with the large, even though it was a little big.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 2, 2014
Such a simple, stunning dress. Unique and eye-catching. I received many compliments!
Hugs in all the right places with a great stretchy material that is very forgiving. Because it is black in the front, you get all of the slimming effect of a LBD with a surprise twist when you turn around. The chain adds an edgy, unique touch. The fit of the dress is slightly askew at the top and over time one of the straps came slightly down my shoulder. I am not sure if it was supposed to do this but it looked good that way too.
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