Captivation Dress

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$550 retail

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Stylist Notes

Vena Cava's mesh one-shoulder dress is a mix of sporty and sweet for your next night on the town. Add some bold bangles and sky high black pumps for an evening of glamour.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist; overlay conceals midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow; consider sizing up in back-up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist; overlay conceals midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow; consider sizing up in back-up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black and grey stretch mesh. Sweetheart neckline. One shoulder. Draped body. Exposed back zipper. 33.5" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'9".

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46 reviews
Fit
Large0
True to Size37
Small8
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
June 9, 2015
This was a sexy, fun dress for New Years Eve
This was a cute dress, but it does run a little small and is not a great fit for long-waisted ladies.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 29, 2014
It's cute and fun
I originally got this in a 0, which is my usual size, but it was a tad bit too small. The 2 was a perfect fit and I enjoyed it very much. It was the perfect length. The only thing is I found the dress shifted a bit and did not like to remain center. Otherwise, I got a lot of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
June 23, 2014
Great dress
I wore this for my birthday and it was very comfortable and flattering. It would not be appropriate for a wedding, too casual but perfect for a night out on the town.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
February 27, 2014
love rtr!!
the dress is so flattering! the way it is right in the back and has that extra fabric layer in the front. this was originally my second choice and I loved it more than the first option! OBSESSED
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 26, 2013
Felt like a princess, got tons of compliments
Fits true to size, is very flattering, highly recommend
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
August 15, 2013
Super sexy, fun dress.
I didn't get to actually wear this dress out because I got sick. It was really a shame because its a really fun dress. It is very sexy. A little short (and I'm not very tall), but it did accommodate my 34DDs. I would happily rent again & hopefully actually get to wear it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
July 25, 2013
fun and comfortable!
This was my backup dress as my first choice was a much louder and exciting metallicy dress, as this was for my bachelorette party. The dress was damaged and so RTR offered to send me this as a backup. I was concerned about it not being exciting enough, but it was really flattering, and hit in all the right places. I'm usually a 2 in mainstream stores (express, gap, jcrew, etc) and a 4 in designer, and the 4 fit me perfectly. it was comfortable for dancing and didn't ride up at all which was nice as well! overall I really loved it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 17, 2013
perfect dress for the occasion- a rugby banquet
shorter than it looked in pictures, be aware of that with higher heels
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
June 9, 2013
Awesome dress!!
Fit me perfectly and I felt very comfortable in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 26, 2013
This dress was so sexy but not trashy.
I chose this dress for my sisters bachelorette party in Las Vegas and it was perfect! It was very fitted with little stretch but I loved it. This dress was quite short on me, but this was the look I was going for. I would rent this dress for a similar occasion again.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 28, 2013
I felt really comfortable and cute in the dress
It hit in all the right places and had a slimming effect
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 27, 2013
Pairing grey smokey eye with grey one-shoulder strap
short, pretty revealing but looked more conservative paired with black tights and bolero jacket
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 26, 2012
It fit perfectly!
Sweetheart neckline is flattering. The dress may be a little short for some.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 14, 2012
Loved it!
I wore this dress to my sorority's semi-formal. It was very comfortable to dance in. The shoulder strap was a little long but I was able to make it work. Great length on me- not too long. Another beautiful dress from RTR.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
September 19, 2012
A little small.
I normally wear a 4 but this 4 was a little to small. Had I gotten the 6 as well it would have been perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 19, 2012
Simple
I wore this dress to my boyfriend's sister's wedding and got compliments left and rigt! This dress is so different and yet so simple at the same time. It is a little short (I have very long legs) so I had to be very careful bending down if I dropped something on the floor. But other than the shortness of the dress this dress was super comfortable and danced the night away!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 16, 2012
Great Dress! Classy and Flattering!
I work this dress in Vegas for a bachelorette party. It was flattering and very comfortable- I was dancing all night and never had to make an adjustment. You could wear this dress for so many occassions because while it was sexy it wasn't too revealing
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
August 9, 2010
This dress fit very well and was perfect for a night out. I highly recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
August 28, 2012
Beautiful dress, long strap
Unfortunately I wasn't able to wear this dress to my event, but I can review it based on my experience trying it on at home! The material feels great - super comfortable. The shoulder strap was too long for me though, and not something that was easily fixable without having the dress altered. The rest of the dress fit pretty well - I'm super short/petite, but there is some stretch in the material so it could accomodate my weirdly small size. I was sad to have to return this!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
August 20, 2012
cute and simple
cute and simple, good fit and cute, understated design. the zipper kept coming down on me whenever i tried to dance though and it wasn't too small. I wore my actual size so i think it's fairly true to size.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
August 11, 2012
RTR was so easy, mailed right to me then shipped it out the next day! Loved the dress!!
True to size, fit great. The strapless side did start to fold over at the end of the night but other than that it was perfect.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
July 28, 2012
Every girl wanted to know where I got my "fabulous" dress. Of course I said renttherunway.com :)
I have nothing negative to say about this dress. I am 5'3, 100 lbs and ordered a size 0 which fit me perfect. I wore this dress to a bar/club and received so many compliments (if only I could keep it). It was comfortable, easy to dance in and the fabric was great. 110% satisfied :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
July 13, 2012
I LOVE one shoulders!
The dress was a great fit for me. I wore it to a birthday dinner and paired it with an edgy necklace and flats to make it a bit more casual.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 17, 2012
He asked me where I'd been hiding this dress! It was a hit.
I wore this dress to my boyfriend's reunion. It was the perfect dress! Easy to wear and super comfy. The material is stretchy and very forgiving with the draping. I'll have to rent this one again.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
April 30, 2012
Great customer service.
My favorite dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 2, 2012
Awesome!
I wore it to the Welcome Cocktail for my debutante ball and got tons of complements. It has a corset top (I think-- that, or it's just tight), so you look itty bitty. I LOVED it.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
March 13, 2012
This dress made me feel fabulous!
This dress was so flattering on, and pretty true to size. I got so many compliments!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 2, 2012
It was a great dress that fit me like a glove
Simple and classy and oh so elegant.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 2, 2012
It was a great dress that fit me like a glove
Simple and classy and oh so elegant.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Apple
November 30, 2011
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I absolutely LOVED this dress. It was true to size and super flattering! It was perfect. I got loads of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
November 30, 2011
Everyone knows how competitive it can be to have the best look, especially in high school and college. I loved wearing this dress and everyone else loved it too!
I absolutely loved this dress. It was for my senior ball so the length was perfect for the middle of June! I wore all gold accessories with it and it looked great. The shape is so flattering and with the mesh overlay it gives a great dimension to the shape and figure of the dress. I would absolutely wear this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
November 22, 2011
beautiful dress
wore this to vegas and it was gorgeous! very flattering and i got a lot of compliments. although it did run a bit small since i'm usually a 0. i'd definitely rent again, i wish i could buy it!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Body type: Petite
October 27, 2011
Loved this dress! I got the 0 and 2 and they both fit perfectly. I ended up wearing the 0 though because it was a little tighter. All my friends loved it! It's beautiful!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
August 31, 2011
I loved this dress! It was a bit short for the engagement party I went to, but a super hot LBD nonetheless. The mesh overlay made me less self conscious about eating, but was also super flattering. I was worried it might be frumy, but it was actually very nicely structured. I got tons of compliments and would definitely rent it again for a night out. Also, this is perfectly true to size. I am normally a size 2 and the 2 fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
August 24, 2011
Really cute dress, received a lot of compliments, wore it for a bachelorette party, the only thing I didn't like about it was the zipper. The girls I went out with kept having to zip it up for me all night because it kept coming down. Maybe it was just my dress in particular, but I ended up having to pin a safety pin at the top of the dress to keep it from coming completely unzipped.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 22, 2011
I absolutely loved this dress! The design was incredibly flattering and accentuated my curves at all the right places, while hiding any faults, leaving me free to eat as much as I wanted.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 22, 2011
this dress was amazing. it fit perfectly!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
May 16, 2011
I'm 5'2 and 127 lbs with a curvy/hourglass figure. I was worried about fit because I have a bigger "rear" for my size, but the fit had significant give to it (Stretchy). Also, the draping was very flattering. Even if the dress were tight at the hip, the draping would cover any noticeable pulls. Very comfortable and cute overall. The 4 was pretty short on my 5'2 frame, so keep that in mind taller girls :)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
April 26, 2011
I rented this as a backup dress in an 8 and it fit well everywhere (I'm usually a 4 and wear a 34B), though it was actually far too simple for my event. The entire dress seemed far darker to me in person (the blue more of a black and the grey off-black), and it didn't band in properly in the middle. Had it, I would have found it a lot more flattering. It was still absolutely lovely, however.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Body type: Athletic
April 3, 2011
LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress! Very flattering and I got a ton of compliments on it, definitely recommend!
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