Robert Rodriguez Black Label

Avril Dress

$40 rental
$795 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Go rocker chic in this flirty number by Robert Rodriguez Black Label. This dress is perfect if you're looking to pump up the volume with that little black dress.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to c cup sizes - built in bustier has padded cups and fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (On a 5'5'' model).

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or strapless bra; dress has built-in bustier and padded cups for support
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Model's height is 5'10''.

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to c cup sizes - built in bustier has padded cups and fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (On a 5'5'' model).

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or strapless bra; dress has built-in bustier and padded cups for support
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Model's height is 5'10''.

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Product Details

Black tulle. Strapless sweetheart neckline. Flower applique with beaded embellishment at waist. Ruched bodice. Full skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 45'' from shoulder to hem.

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109 reviews

Fit
Small 47
True to Size 52
Large 10
Photos 37
Jen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 11, 2012

"You look gorgeous!"

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress fit perfectly. I did take the advice of others and ordered a size larger than I would normally. I wore it on NYE and everyone loved it. It was so much fun to dance in.
sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 30, 2012

Having designer dresses delivered to my front door and trying them on in the comfort of better lighting in my own home!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress is beautiful. I could have been more comfortable in a size 6 but made the 4 work. Couldn't wear a bra, but the boning and ruching made it undetectable. Not friendly for larger busts. Was slightly longer on me than the model. Zipper is a little tricky. Got lots of compliments! See pics...
Stephanie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 1, 2012

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I normally wear a 4 or a 6 in dresses. The 6 BARELY fit. As in I had to zip it up below my chest and then shimmy it up until it was all the way on. I would definitely recommend having the backup size at least one size up from what you normally wear. (Although the 6 fit me, the 8 would have definitely been more comfortable.) If you get the right size, though, the dress is a dream. So fun!
Sarah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 12, 2012

The moment I walked into the building that the Prom was being held and all the girls who were wearing long dresses sitting down and just watching poeple because they could move around without people stepping on their dress and me jumping and dancing a lot was the moment I new I had the PERFECT dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love this dress. I wore it to my Senior Prom in May and it was comfortable and I got a lot of complements on the dress. I was out all night and had no trouble dancing and sitting. I wish I could own the dress. I honestly was the perfect dress for the prom.
Kellie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 10, 2012

I spent the whole night twirling around on the dance floor, and the dress moved right along with me. It was the perfect dress for my rehearsal dinner!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for my rehearsal dinner this past weekend. As soon as I put it on I felt like I was Carrie Bradshaw about to take on the streets of New York City. I am glad I listened to the other reviews, because yes the dress does run a little small. (I usually wear a size 0-2 and I wore the size 4). The 2 may have fit too, but it might have been a little too snug. Anyway I was so thrilled that I rented this dress, and did not want to take it off!! It made me feel so glamorous and classy at my rehearsal dinner, and I got tons of compliments! The dress is very well made, and comfortable!
Patricia
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 24, 2012

This dress made me feel glamorous and pretty for a special day on the beach with my son.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I think the dress fit true to size as far as designer dresses go. The zipper was a little hard to maneuver, but with two hands it seemed to work fine.
Gail
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 2, 2012

party dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
very fun and flirty! tea length. no bra needed: my breasts were busting out of the top but not uncomfortably so.
Lara
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 8, 2012

The complements I received on my dress were endless!!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit true to size. The detail is subtle yet fun - I love the rouching on the bust, and the accouterment at the waist. I would wear this dress again and again. I have yet to find another formal dress that could top this for me. As a curvy woman, it was great to find something that highlight my bust and waist!
Clementine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 3, 2012

The dress was nice and matched my mask perfectly with the black feathers on the waist.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
the 4 was tight fitting, but perfect for my small bust and the bottom of the dress is wide, so it's not a problem with large hips. I figured that the dress would be longer than on the model, but it also looked puffier than expected. It's better to be really skinny to look great with this dress.
Liz
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 14, 2012

Something different and fabulous for a masquerade holiday party

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to a work holiday party. I don't usually wear strapless dresses, but I had no issues with this sliding down. The only issue I had with this was the trying to get the zipper up on my own. I think the 6 would have fit if someone else could have zipped it for me. Overall I really enjoyed wearing this dress. It's beautiful and very well made.
Khalia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170 lbs
Dec 22, 2012

Pretty dress, awkward bust.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a friend's rehearsal dinner. Very nice for formal occasions. The bust was ok in size. I'm small chested for a size 8. However I think there should be more in the bust area to keep it from running down. I hate having to tug on it, which I did a lot through out the night. During the rehearsal in church I kept my jacket on since the bust had a tendency to sag a little. Consider a sweater or a wrap to be conservative.
Theresa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126 lbs
Jan 23, 2013

Pretty dress for a petite body

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I liked the design but it looked awkward on me as a size 6. I can usually squeeze into a size 4 but this dress runs a tad small. I felt I looked larger in it. Made my hourglass figure looked straight because the top part of the dress is pretty thick and straight. I think this dress would look a lot better on someone who’s tiny, size 2 or smaller.
Olivia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143 lbs
Mar 5, 2013

Hearing my best friend say she was getting a Natalie Portman vibe from me

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was awesome, very comfortable dress. Wore to spring formal with Zara heels. Love it!!!
Sheridan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Body type: Petite
Mar 17, 2013

It was absolutely beautiful. Wore to my senior prom!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Got so many compliments on the dress!!
Victoria
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 20
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Mar 26, 2013

So classic and elegant!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for my spring formal. The dress runs a little small, but other than that if fit great! I usually wear a size 0, and I was able fit into the zero, but it was a little snug. I would suggest ordering your regular size and a size larger just in case! Overall, I received many compliments on the dress!
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123 lbs
May 19, 2013

My daughter felt like a princess!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
We rented this dress for my daughter to attend a gala. She looked stunning! The dress fit to a t! She did not have to fiddle with the dress, pulling it up at ALL!
Lani
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139 lbs
Aug 3, 2013

FUN! FUN! FUN! A complete departure from the norm for me & I enjoyed every minute!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I had been eyeing this dress up for a while, but never rented it because I usually wear very form fitting knee length cocktail dresses (Herve Ledger is a favorite for me) & this is more of a romantic length ballet tutu than a cocktail dress. I was also discouraged from several reviews stating it ran small & the bodice was uncomfortably tight or didn't fit at all. I decided to go for it & I am VERY glad that I did. It fit perfectly. I think that I wore the smaller size (I honestly can't remember so don't hold me to that this time). Please keep in mind I have a small bone structure for 5'11 & my rib cage is smaller than some of my friends. I wore a strapless bra & it stayed hidden all night, although like all strapless dresses (and bras) I did have to pull it up every so often. I paired it with nude & gold peep toe pumps. I didn't get as many compliments as I have in other dresses, but I didn't care. I LOVE wearing this dress & felt that I looked cute. I had fun in this dress. This dress for me is exactly what Rent the Runway is all about. You get to try different looks & styles like the celebrities do, but at a price an average girl like myself can afford. It wasn't my favorite, but I had no regrets & I felt that as a scroll through my photo album of events attended in similar style cocktail dresses I am glad to see myself in something different for a change.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 30, 2013

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I usually wear a 4-6 and the 6 fit perfectly. It was extremely flattering and very comfortable to wear.
Melissa
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 19, 2013

This dress is gorgeous! Fits very well and the fabric is great.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Stays up well, great fit
Kalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Mar 10, 2014

Classy but fun

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
There was an issue with the 8 that I had originally ordered, so I was sent my back up in this (a 12, since the 10 had already been rented when I ordered) and an alternative dress. I did not like the alternative at all, so I put on an extra padded bra and was careful to keep this dress up. It was definitely too big, but it worked. The dress was not very flattering on my hips, however. The extra tulle made my hips look larger than they are. Additionally, since the waist wasn't as cinched as the correct size would've been, the fit just was not very flattering. I imagine I would've really enjoyed this dress in the correct size, but I do believe it would be better suited for someone with smaller hips. The dress itself was in good condition. I wore it to a work event and I felt that it was classy enough for the occasion, but also fun with the extra tulle!
pf
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 19, 2014

gorgeous - forgiving on the waist. Nice fit

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
gorgeous - forgiving on the waist. Nice fit
Nichole
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

Wonderful outfit for an evening wedding as Hostess.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is true to size. I have a small chest, but did not have to wear a bra as the upper portion is quite fitted. I loved it and received many compliments. The onnnnly thing I would've changed is to see less of the nude-like underlay through the black. Other than that, I absolutely loved it.
Becky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 5, 2014

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is beautiful... But the top is small. I usually wear a size 12 but this barely fit me. Fortunately for me, I have a small chest. Overall though, it was pretty comfortable once I got it on. The top has boning and very well lined so I didn't need a bra. Dress is very light and airy. Lots of compliments.
Cate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 16, 2014

I wore this for my 30th birthday party and felt fabulous!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I was worried the dress would run small but the 2 fit just fine. It was a good length with a hot pair of heels and had just the right amount of fluff in the skirt (not too much, but not just flat) to make a party statement.
Mindy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 17, 2014

Pretty, but made me big all over & didn't wear

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This wasn't the best dress for my frame, so I didn't end up wearing it. What I did like was that it fit very snug - when I'm wearing a strapless dress, I like to know that it's going to stay put! I typically wear a 6 or 4 - in this dress, an 8 fit okay and the 6 fit like a 4. My biggest complaint was that the thickness of the pouf (all over, not just in the skirt), made my entire frame look bigger than it could have. I'm not in the best shape of my life, so some of that is admittedly my own fault (reality sucks!), but the dress I ultimately ended up wearing (Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania), was much more flattering in the waist. Ultimately, if I hadn't had a back up option I would've happily worn this dress - it was definitely comfortable to move in and I would've probably felt more confident in it than I did in the finicky-necked Westwood.
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118 lbs
Apr 27, 2014

I rented this for a photoshoot (subject Tulle Time). Beautifully made, reasonable and comfortable!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress flows fantastically! The model is a 2-4 and the 2 fit her fine (was a tiny tight zipping up, so true to size). Beautiful knee length with a whimsical but sexy feel.
Jaye
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
May 7, 2014

Princess!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I really loved this dress but ended up wearing a different one that I liked even better. This was a snug fit on me, but really beautiful. My only complaint (and ultimately my deciding factor) was that the fuller skirt and thick fabric up top seemed to incrementally bulk up my figure, and I wanted to show it off! Still, I could tell this was an exceptionally well-constructed dress.
Abbie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
May 26, 2014

Runs small, and looks better on the model

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a wedding as a back-up dress. It ran small and was very tight. I opted not to wear the dress, and was glad I ordered a different option.
STEFANIE
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175 lbs
Jul 13, 2014

This was a fun party/formal affair dress! Lots of compliments on the cut.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was a little snug around the top, but I did wear a bra, otherwise it was very comfortable! The tulle got caught on my handbag several times, so be careful what bag you carry! Dress can we worn with both silver and gold jewelry so it's flexible with accessories. #formal #gala #tulle #glamour
Teresa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 30, 2014

Felt like a fabulous bad girl in a glam dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Great upper fit, a bit snug but I actually appreciate that so no pulling up throughout night. Netting is so fun and flouncy I had so much fun wearing this!
Marielle
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137 lbs
Aug 6, 2014

So flowy and fun! Awesome dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was true to size
RTR Customer
Aug 8, 2014

I got so many compliments and felt very confident in this dress.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Ran a little large on top (I'm 36C and still had to wear an extra padded push up strapless bra) If the backup size 6 had been available I probably would have gone with that, but everything worked out really well! The dress was beautiful and the length was great for 4" heels. Definitely didn't get lost in a sea of black dresses.
Lynn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 10, 2014

Perfect for a teen for a formal wedding!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The tulle and beaded princess waist were really pretty. Rent the Runway sent the Ben Amun "Victorian Crystal Statement" Necklace, and it went perfectly! This was a replacement dress for another dress she had that was a bit too small in the chest (size 8). They sent this dress (only available in 12), and it was a bit big on top. I lent her one of my strapless, padded push-up bras in black, and that seemed to help. We'll definitely rent from here again!
MadV
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 6, 2014

The picture looks fluffy, but it's actually pretty flat

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't end up wearing the dress as the other one I reserved was better suited. This one fell flatter and longer on me than the pic shows, and it wasn't a fan.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

I didn't wear this dress.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Unfortunately this dress was too small in the bust and I couldn't wear it for my event :(
Rachel
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Sep 21, 2014

Small fit

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was a beautiful dress but runs very small.
Kaitlyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

It was very flattering helped hide my curves. Lots of compliments at the wedding I attended.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The bust was tight but I didn't pull up or adjust my dress once all night!
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Nov 2, 2014

Pretty dress. But too high waisted for me. It also had a lot of material around the waist.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Better for someone tiny. Wasn't flattering for my curvy/athletic body.
Taylor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

I LOVED this dress.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved the fit of this dress. It hugged in the bodice area and was flowy in the dress part. It wasn't quite as flowy as the stock picture showed, but I'm sure if you did some fluffing to it, you could achieve that look. I wasn't too worried about it. I received TONS of compliments and would definitely recommend this dress!
Traci
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 22, 2015

Loved it!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was great. It was different from what anyone else was wearing. But not too much. It definitely ran big on top. I have big hips and need the bigger size but I was still able to make it work. Unfortunately I don't have a picture that shows the whole dress! I would rent again!
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