Pencey

Dance to the Beat Dress

$50 rental
$334 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Be that sexy and daring girl at the party by wearing this insane dress by Pencey. Accessorize with edgy jewelry like Chan Luu's Rocker Wrap Bracelet and Dannijo's Liat Collar to finish off the ultimate look!

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - entire sides and back are exposed with slits
HIPS: Very fitted - jersey fabric is fitted on backside
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra if worn with fashion tape to secure bra in place- NuBra recommended due to side and back slits
FABRIC: Fabric Is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - entire sides and back are exposed with slits
HIPS: Very fitted - jersey fabric is fitted on backside
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra if worn with fashion tape to secure bra in place- NuBra recommended due to side and back slits
FABRIC: Fabric Is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

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Product Details

Black jersey. Crew neckline. Long sleeves. Cut-out back. 35'' from shoulder to hem.

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Small 4
True to Size 48
Large 8
Photos 28
Corina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 7, 2011

Renting a dress was so much easier than going to tons of stores to find the perfect for only one night dress!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I LOVED this dress! The side cutouts accented my small waist and made me feel really sexy without feeling too exposed. It definitely runs a size large, I normally wear a small and had to wear the extra small and the sleeves are really long, even on the extra small and I don't have short arms... besides the long arms, I Loved it! Wore it to a Fashion Week event and received lots of complements.
Max
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 6, 2011

The dress was amazing. Everywhere we went, I was complimented.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this out for a friends birthday and it was perfect! Both the 0 and 2 fit but I went with the 0 because the sleeves were a bit shorter and it fit a little better with the cut out in the back. The fabric is very stretchy and form fitting.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 14, 2011

A night of fun with my best friends!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to a birthday party in NYC in March and I would buy this dress to have and wear over and over again - I loved it. It is a perfect LBD with a little special detail. I love that it is backless but you can wear a normal bra with it, and the length was perfect (it is gathered on the sides).
tina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 28, 2011

fab party dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Must have for a super hot and sexy fit, the material feels amazing and is pretty comfortable I would recommend to anyone
Bre
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 1, 2011

My boyfriend loved the dress and the cut out was perfect for a party.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress was perfect. I could wear a normal bra with it. Only down side was the dress slide up at times revealing my bra, but I wore a black one and you couldn't tell. Overall best LBD ever.
Blaire
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Dec 20, 2011

Everyone was drooling over this dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Such an insanely hot dress! Wore out to friends birthday party. Can wear a bra which is a perk. Watch out for panty lines. Go with RTR's commando panties.
kkoehler
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 5, 2012

Every where we went that night people said "I love your dress!"

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress and got tons of compliments on it! Fits true to size (i wear 2-4 and chose the 4) although I would suggest some double stick tape to hide your bra. Material is super comfortable and easy to move in. I would buy this dress that is how much I loved it!
AAD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Jan 20, 2012

Everyone's jaw dropped when they saw the back of my dress! It was the best.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was the hottest dress I've ever worn, and everyone loved it! It fit perfectly, and I even got away with wearing a black lace bra underneath it. When the dress occasionally rode up, it looked like the lace was part of the dress and made it even sexier!
Rita
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105 lbs
Jan 23, 2012

Hot Hot HOT

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress out in Vegas and got so many compliments! I am 5'5, 105 lbs and I wore the XS, which fit perfectly. It's not too short and I liked the cinching on the sides (over the thigh area). The sleeves were tight, but not in a bad way. The cutout in the back is large (which I loved), but I was still able to wear a regular bra with it. Pair with a statement necklace, some bright heels and/or bag and all eyes will be on you!
Karen
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Feb 1, 2012

AMAZING Dress!!!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a birthday party at an NYC hotel penthouse. Perfect dress for this kind of venue - and I got compliments all night!! Super sexy, easy to wear, and you can wear a bra with it! LOVE.
LH
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 19, 2012

Love.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Favorite dress I've ordered from RTR.
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 21, 2012

So cute, so comfortable!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my birthday last year, and it was the perfect dress. It was so comfortable and all though the skirt rode up every once in a while, (too much dancing!) I absolutely loved this dress.
LC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
Jun 15, 2012

Ridiculously hot

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
If I were five years younger and still had a social life, I would buy this in a heartbeat. It is seriously sexy and very comfortable. Perfect for a pear or hourglass figure. I ordered the dress in my normal size and loved the fit and length. Had I ordered down, I think the tighter and shorter fit would have been too much with the cut-outs. Only problem: the dress bunched up throughout the night. Simply pulling down on the hem of the dress didn't solve the issue -- the skirt sprung right back up. I guess you have to work the fabric from the top of the skirt down through the ruching to lengthen it again.
karla
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Jul 14, 2012

I just love when I wear something and I KNOW its hot before the 1st compliment is given...this dress ooozes sexy thx again RTR!! xoxx

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
my 1st look for the night of events celebrating my 30 (yes...incase my face doesn't tell you- I was feeling FINE from the wine) this dress ROCKED!!! It fit like a glove and the compliments from strangers poured all night! I loved this dress and would rent again! Being able to wear a bra was extra great too! The sleeve are a little long, but the rouching that occurs gives the dress an added touch of texture.
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146 lbs
Aug 10, 2012

Cute, but wasn't built for me.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I rented this dress for one of the nights out when I was in Vegas. I loved the quality and style, but it didn't fit right. The arms were too tight, and the back rose up too much and exposed my bra very obviously. I can't go w/o a bra, so this was a no go for me. I absolutely loved it and disappointed it didn't fit, but RTR has a great return policy so it wasn't an issue. I just wore a dress I already owned for my night out.
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Aug 11, 2012

super cute, but long torso

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my boyfriend's birthday party. I was so excited for it, however I was unable to wear it because the torso was very long for my short little body. I am 5'2" and usually wear a size 2, but in the size 0 in this dress, the cutouts were at my hip bones! Definitely too bad.
Abigail11
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Aug 15, 2012

4/5

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs a little short (I'm 5'9") and while the 0 fit my waist better I had to go with the two for length. Even then it was a little short, a little above mid-thigh.
Alex
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

Perfect for bachelorette party

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great dress for bachelorette night out. A little difficult to wear without a bra showing in the back but other than that it was a lot of fun. It's pretty slinky material (almost like bathing suit/shiny spanx material) but not too short that I felt totally exposed. If you're leaning towards renting it I say do it!
manoela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 3, 2012

sexy

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
my husbad just loved this dress so so much!!! he keep asking me to buy or rent the dress again!!1 super sexy dress. it was almost winter , so i wore the dress with black lacy tights . AMAZING FIT
Emma
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 18, 2012

Didn't wear this one...

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Not for girls with no boobs - you need something up top to fill out the dress and make the back look right.
Rosie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

Came off like a superstar in this one, all winning!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was so flattering and slimming, my fav rental by far. Loved the material, the cut, the fact that I could wear a regular bra with it. I love this dress!
monica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

This dress was amazing! So comfortable and looked great on...wish I had a full body shot of it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The bra situation was a little tough but found a great backless stick on bra and made it work. Highly recommend this dress.
Alexis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Oct 4, 2012

A weekend in Vegas celebrating our engagement..

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
This dress was amazing! It fit true to size and I got so many compliments all night! Definitely recommend the dress.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 10, 2012

Amazing dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Wore this on the finale of Bachelor Pad 3, I had bought expensize shoes I wanted a hot black dress that was also trendy and would show off the shoes and this dress couldn't have been better. The sleeves are long but I liked that. Thick Jersey material so it doesn't show everything but it's definitely fitted. You need tape so your bra doesnt show but thats about it. Might have to buy this dress, best LBD ever :)
Alicia
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 16, 2012

Def make sure your wearing spanx...Not as flattering on the belly as I would have liked!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Overall awesome dress!
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 19, 2012

HOT!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for my 10 year high school reunion. At first I was a bit intimidated because it is pretty revealing for my taste, but I made it out of the house! I felt great in this dress and would totally rent it again. I loved the cut outs, it shows just enough! I am pretty tall and teh dress rides up a bit, so I didnt find myself pulling it down quite a bit.
Sarah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 9, 2012

Loved the dress, got SO many compliments! Just wish I could keep it now!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is a little tight in the stomach and it started to ride up a bit when I was walking around but it wasn't anything I couldn't handle. Some other reviews mention wearing spanx but I didn't and I felt fine. It was also hard finding a bra to wear because the top part cuts off too high to wear a normal bra so I ended up having to go without one. I wore the dress to my sorority's christmas party which is usually pretty formal and even though the dress itself isn't super formal I was able to dress it up with nice jewelry, also from RTR. I got so many compliments including some from sisters of other chapters. It's super cute and really comfy. I absolutely loved the dress and would definitely rent it again in the future.
Cory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 14, 2012

Great twist on LBD! It was a crowd favorite - I wish I could buy it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Better to plan on wearing this without a bra. It goes up kind of high in the back to the point where a bra shows.
Kaitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 27, 2013

GREAT DRESS!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress. I wore it out for my birthday and got so many compliments. It's a nice little twist on a little black dress. I decided to wear the dress in a 4 when I'm usually a 6. I would definitely recommend this dress!
Laurie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 30, 2013

The perfect dress for NYE 2012, It fit great, and I got compliments all night long!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I was out for New Years Eve/my birthday so I wanted to look different and fabulous and I think I nailed it with this dress! With the side slits and the back open you feel just the right amount of sexy . I got compliments from guys and girls all night long, and I would definitely reccomend this dress to anyone.
Ali
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 4, 2013

I felt like the belle of the ball at my 21st birthday party!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fit perfectly! The material was great because it was thick enough to hide minor imperfections, while still being comfortable. I was a little nervous when I first tried it on, because the back seemed more open than I thought it would be. I also had to wear a NuBra because a regular bra showed in the back. However, I still felt great! This dress was AMAZING and I would absolutely rent it again.
KER
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 13, 2013

Sexy and chic twist on the LBD

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
OVERALL REVIEW: I wore this dress for my birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect. I wanted something that looked classy and chic, yet sexy and this dress hits all points. I paired it with the Pirate Treasure Necklace by RJ Graziano. UNDERGARMENTS: Others have complained about what bra to use but I didn't have a problem at all (and I'm well endowed!). I wore a regular black bra (just in case the dress rode up around the cut outs and my bra became exposed - although that was never an issue). What I did was shorten the straps as far as they could go so the back part of the bra band was much higher on my back than usual. This way, the top of the opening in the back didn't expose my bra. Simple solution - no need for NuBras! I will say that I chose to go commando, but that's not entirely necessary. You'd probably be fine with a good pair of no-show panties. Also, the length was likely a little longer on me than most, since I'm on the short side, so taller girls probably wouldn't feel comfortable without underwear. Others have mentioned the need for shapewear. I didn't feel I needed it because the rouching in the front of the dress is very flattering and forgiving. SIZE/FIT: Overall, the size seemed perfect. I'm usually between a 2/4 in dresses and while I could have probably gotten away with the 2, the 4 seemed to cling in all the right places without being skintight and unflattering. As others have said, the sleeves are very long (note: I have short arms), but they just bunch a bit at the bottom, making them look rouched like the front of the dress. So not an issue at all. From the front, the cutouts are perfectly sized so you're not showing too much skin. The back is obviously exposed, but not at all in a trashy way. The material of the dress itself was incredibly comfortable (it's a little thicker than jersey).
Mel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117 lbs
Mar 31, 2013

Absolutely Loved This Dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Simple and sexy. Several people asked me where I got it and complimented the dress.
Ann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 30, 2013

I felt GREAT in this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fit perfectly, runs true to size. The dress is sexy in an understated way. One tip is that you definitely can't wear a bra with it though, so if that is something that concerns you then I definitely would not rent this dress. Otherwise, it's great! I loved it so much that I bought it online in blue (they aren't selling the black anymore).
Christie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
May 5, 2013

The dress was amazing! I rented it for my bachelorette party and I got compliments all night long!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I was looking for the perfect lbd for my bachelorette party. After reading the other testimonials on fit and shape, I decided to go with a size 4 (which is what I usally wear). I'm tall, so I wasn't sure if the dress was going to be long enough or where the cutouts would hit on my back. The dress came the night before the party and I didn't have a backup so I was nervous. I ordered a backup size of 6, just incase the dress ran small. I tried on the 6 first, and it was a little baggy. I tried on the size 4 and it was perfect! For being as tall as I am, the dress is super stretchy and came to about 3 inches above my knee. The back cutouts were just the right amount of sexy, without being too flashy. I wore a normal bra with this dress, I just shortened the straps. I also work seamless underwear, and you couldn't see any lines. Obviously the more you move, the more the dress rides up, but it was never to the point where it was uncomfortable or annoying. I am going to Vegas in a few weeks, and I will definitely be renting this dress again!!
Leah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
May 13, 2013

I wore this dress to a sorority formal and it was very popular.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The dress was very tight on my chest and hips and was very short. It was great for the occasion but I wouldn't have bought it in a store.
Lynne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 28, 2013

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I loved this so much I wanted to keep it. Classy yet sexy. Loved the open back cut.
Christina
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 18, 2014

the dress.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit perfectly.
Emily
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 16, 2014

I got a ton of compliments on this dress. So comfortable and fit like a glove.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I got a ton of compliments on this dress. So comfortable and fit like a glove.
Maureen
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

Loved the dress - fit great and very comfortable!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to a charity event a week after having a breast reduction, so I had to wear a grandma bra and needed a dress that could cover it up and still look cute. This dress was perfect for what I needed. Super comfortable and got lots of compliments. The fit was true to size. My only advice is to use fabric tape (or wear a black bra) since it did sometimes ride up a tiny bit.
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