Cynthia Rowley

Lace Leather Chemise Dress

$40 rental
$375 retail

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Stylist Notes

Romantic night ahead? Obsess over this flirty and fun Cynthia Rowley lace sheath. Pair with House of Harlow 1960's Crystal Sunburst Pendant, Lauren Merkin's Caroline Croc Clutch, and sky high heels to show off your curves.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra but bust area is very fitted, so bustier women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Verry fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Very fitted - narrow at hips so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Black floral lace(100% cotton; lining: 100% silk). Crew neckline with leather trim. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 35'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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79 reviews
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(1)
True to Size
(45)
Small
(32)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 3, 2015
Pretty
This is a very simple, pretty dress. The leather accents make it a bit different than similar dresses. This dress has no stretch whatsoever and fits very snug around the bust area, so I would recommend going up a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 18, 2011
Pretty but conservative
I'm glad RTR uploaded new pictures with a new model, because the old pictures made this dress look extremely short and sexy/form-fitting, which is why I rented it. I rented this for my Engagement party, and although the fabric is beautiful, I felt I looked way too conservative for my party. This dress would be a good work-function dress to pair with a cardigan.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
January 28, 2012
Everyone commented on how cute the dress was.
Loved this dress it looked great but I definitely needed to go up a size. I have a 36C bust and the 10 was very fitted. I can usually wear a 6, 8, or 10 in a dress depending on the cut and I am very glad I decided to rent the 8 and the 10 for my event. For anyone who is busty or curvy make sure to rent the next size up for your event. Very fitted through hips and bust. As long as you get the right size the dress is super cute and can easily be dressed up or dressed down for a more casual party.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
June 5, 2012
Stunning Dress
I wore this dress to a graduation and wished I didn't have to send it back! It was perfect for the event. My preferred size was a little small, so I'm glad it came with a backup. I will most definitely be renting again in the future.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 24, 2012
Gorgeous dress
The design on this dress is amazing... unfortunately the material is a little thin so it may not hide everything in the stomach-region as much as you might like! Other than that aspect though, got compliments all throughout the night on it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 10, 2012
Comfy!
The 4 did not fit over my butt (sigh..), but the 6 fit like a glove - so I would recommend you size up on this one. Super comfortable, great for a late afternoon wedding! I would definitely rent this one again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 19, 2012
Fun twist on a conservative LBD
This dress looks even better in person and I received many compliments on it. It manages to be conservative, yet sexy - which is difficult to pull off. It fell a few inches above my knee on my 5'2" frame. Both dresses were in great shape - no pulls or snags on the lace. However, definitely size up! I usually wear a 0 and the 2 was tight - I might have gone with the 4 if I could. Note that it was also especially a tad snug around the armpits and the neck.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
September 21, 2012
Perfect fit for a perfect night!
I rented this for a good friend's evening wedding. It was perfect for the occasion and it was a very flattering dress! I went with the 2 over the 0 because of the length and the 0 was a bit tight, I wanted to feel comfortable & be able to move around on the dance floor. I was not sure how i would feel about the leather trim but I actually did not mind it and ended up pairing the dress with a simple black leather clutch I own.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 1, 2012
My first rent the runway was a success!
I got so many compliments at my 10 year reunion on this dress! It was a little tighter than I would have liked. I am larger through the hips, and a 4 might have been a better fit for me. I am also shorter, and I was worried about the length, but it was perfect. Can't wait to rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
October 23, 2012
Beautiful but ran small.
Loved this dress. I ordered it as my back-up and would have worn it if I sized up. I am usually a size 4 and ordered a 4. It fit, but for a conservative work event it was too tight. The lace was so pretty and I loved the leather detail. It was subtle, but different. I might order this again for another occasion in a size larger.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 12, 2012
BEAUTIFUL DRESS!! compliments all night <3 RTR
This dress was even better in person--- the lace details and leather trim was beautiful!! I wore to an evening November wedding, and with black tights and black shoes it looked great. I easily gave the dress 5 stars based on how much i loved it, but the fit was not perfect on me. I am tall (5'10) and thin, and have wide hips--- normally, I wear a size 6. After reading the reviews I decided to order the 6, and 8 as a backup, which I am glad I did! The dress has NO STRETCH whatsoever, so I could barely get the 6 over my hips/butt area, and was very tight once on. I could have squeezed into the 6 and been mildly uncomfortable all night, so I went with the 8 which had extra room but was a bit baggy in the stomach/armpit/shoulder area but fit my bottom half better :) I was concerned the dress might be too short on a taller girl, but especially with the 8, it was not even close to be "too short". Whole RTR experience was great -- got dress on time and so easy to send back after the weekend!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 29, 2012
As always the process of renting is flawless!
The dress was very tight under the arms. I wear a zero normally and the dress didn't have any "give" to it
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 142lbs
December 3, 2012
Very pretty dress but no give in the material!
The dress was very hard to get into because there's no stretch in the lace so I was not able to wear the dress but it was still very beautiful. I'll know to go up a size next time
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 127lbs
December 9, 2012
This dress is beautiful, much nicer in person. I wore to a work Christmas party and it was perfect.
I normally wear a size 4 in dresses across all brands. I couldn't get the 4 over my hips! The size 6 was very fitted and hard to pull on but the end result was well worth it.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 10, 2012
Loved it!
Great dress! I received many compliments at the wedding I attended. It is a very classic silhouette However, the lace on the drass was beginning to tear when I received it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
December 16, 2012
Beautiful, but too tight in the bust. Couldn't wear.
The material is beautiful, but avoid if you have a broad chest. I'm slim and usually wear a size 4, but I do have a broad chest. The dress was too tight up top to wear comfortably, but the bottom was a little loose.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
December 20, 2012
perfect date night dress
Beautiful dress. Loved the leather trims and the lace details are beautiful. Used it for a date night in the city. Runs very small. I barely fit in the size 4. A size 6 would have been a little bit more comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
February 10, 2013
Size up!
I usually wear this in a size 4, which was the only size available in this dress for my occasion. Sadly, I needed at least a 6, so I wasn't able to wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 11, 2013
Dress is very pretty in person - but runs very slim through the hips.
The lace is cotton material - so not as fancy as other lace. Dress runs very small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
March 20, 2013
Knock out dress!!!
This dress is awesome. It is very tight, but the lace makes you look smooth all over. I wore it to a bachelorette party and received so many compliments. It's very short so be careful if you are tall! Really fun to wear and I felt sexy and classy all at the same time.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
June 3, 2013
I really liked this dress, but unforutnately it was just a little too tight for my comfort.
Next time I'm looking for a sexy little black dress, I will definitely rent this one in a size 6 vs my regular size of a 2 or 4.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
October 23, 2013
dress ran super small
not flattering for me at all, so I did not wear. RTR was great with my return though! Customer service is always tip top!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 14, 2013
Sadly didn't fit me but was AMAZING on my friend!
I rented this as my backup dress for a wedding weekend hoping I could wear it to the rehearsal dinner if both dresses fit. However, there was no chance at all this was going to fit me. I wear either a 4 or 6 in dresses normally and ordered the 4 here because the 6 was not available. Like others have said this dress has no give whatsoever and is very narrow throughout the hips. I likely would have needed an 8 to fit just based on how small the 4 was. However, I have a friend who is smaller than me and was able to wear it and it looked SO GOOD on her. Definitely a beautiful and versatile dress - just be very cautious when chosing a size!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
December 15, 2013
The review said it ran small. It does.
I had rented 2 different dresses. I chose only one size in this style, a size 4 (usually wear a 4) knowning that the reviews said it ran small. It did. I could zip it up but couldn't breath. I ended up going with another dress I had rented.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 24, 2013
Beautiful dress, runs small
Very form-fitting and doesn't have a lot of give, but once it's on, it looks good.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
May 18, 2014
Beautiful dress!
Great dress but not for the hourglass body type. It felt a bit too snug.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 112lbs
March 6, 2012
I felt like a princess wearing such a gorgeous, elegant dress, and it made my Valentine's Day extra special.
This was the first dress I rented from RTR, and I loved it! I wore the dress on Valentine's Day, when my boyfriend took me out for a fancy dinner followed by a movie. I received many compliments on the dress, and I especially loved the juxtaposition between the pretty lace fabric and the edgier leather trim. When it first arrived, it looked longer than I expected it to, but once I put the dress on, it was the perfect length - sexy yet classy!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 23, 2013
Perfect little cocktail dress!
I ordered the dress in a size 2 and 4. I have a small waist but fairly large hips. The 2 was impossible to get into and the 4 was still a little tight. I think that a 6 would have been perfect. The dress doesn't have much give so I suggest ordering one size larger then you normally wear. When I received the dress it was ripped. I emailed RTR and they were very nice and incredibly helpful. There wasn't enough time to ship another one but they said they would reimburse me if I took it to get it repaired. This was my first time renting a dress and I will definitely be doing it again! It's a little nerve wracking ordering a dress with out a back-up option but it ended up working out very well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
February 13, 2012
Cute LBD
Loved this LBD for date night in NYC. Personally, I found that it ran slightly small - I usually wear a size 6. The leather detailing is subtle and the dress is made beautifully. I wore with opaque black tights and it looked awesome.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
November 13, 2012
Great dress, which I received SO many compliments on, but a bit tight in the bust.
I loved the leather trim on this dress--it was a great way of taking away some of the sweetness of the lace. I'm not a true 8, and I usually go down in high end dresses to a 6, but this dress doesn't have a lot of give and bust was too tight for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 20, 2012
Beautiful lace dress without being little girly
I loved this dress but only order the size 4. I am curvy and I could not get it on, let alone zipped up. Might be true to size if you have average hips/bust, but just didn't work for me. I might rent it again in a six because it was truly a gorgeous dress. I highly recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 13, 2013
I was perfectly comfortable all evening long. and looked beautiful in this classic dress.
It definitely runs small, and I wore a much larger size than I usually do. The dress is a classic piece, but the underlay is the same color as my skintone and I did feel like I looked a little nude under the lace. Very comfortable, though!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
October 10, 2013
My husband complimented me right away!
It was fairly short, and pretty tight... it looked great, but was difficult to dance in..
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 17, 2013
trendy dress
Fit was definitely a little snug. I recommend sizing up. Overall I liked this dress and received lots of compliments on it.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 17, 2011
A great LBD alternative
This dress fit true to size and was fun to wear. I am 5' 6", so the dress was a bit short, but the conservative neckline provided a nice balance. A great alternative to the LBD.... I recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
November 28, 2011
Love this dress!
This runs true to size but slightly small. The hips run a little narrow so size up if you're curvy. The material also does not stretch so if you're busty, size up as a backup! It hit me about mid-thigh - I wore it with black tights and pumps and it was perfect for a dinner date!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
December 4, 2011
Love this dress!
I rented this dress for a holiday party and absolutely loved it! I would recommend sizing up for your backup - it ran a little tight in the hips and bust. Although my usual size (6) fit the 8 was more comfortable - especially if you plan on dancing. The dress is also so much prettier in person, received lots of compliments. It was also the perfect length on me - not short at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 9, 2011
Goes anywhere
This dress goes anywhere. So classy, but still youthful and fun. Wore it to a fund-raiser at a country club. Didn't want to send it back!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 19, 2011
Great dress!
This dress fits true to size, but it is definitely on the more fitted side, so order the back up size bigger if you're worried about it being too tight. I'm tall (5' 10") and it was borderline too short, but I loved that it was balanced--covered on top and shorter on the bottom. Overall, I loved the dress!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 22, 2011
love
This was my first rent the runway experience and I am absolutely in love! I ordered the dress for the same day that I needed it and it came just as guarenteed. I wore it to my boyfriends company christmas party and then on a dinner date, it was perfect- classy and sexy.
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