Adrianna Papell

Black Arcadia Gown

$220 retail

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Stylist Notes

Sleek and stunning, this shimmering black Adrianna Papell gown is classic. We love it with the Silver Trio Hinged Bracelet by Ella Carter.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: plus 14W-22W

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black faille (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Gown. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure. Fully lined. 49.5” from shoulder to shortest part of hemline. See size and fit tab for full length. Imported.

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40 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(16)
Small
(1)
Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 8, 2016
Girl of the Gala

It was the perfect little black dress for a larger woman. It fit my curves and covered the things I wanted to hide. I felt like a queen.

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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195lbs
October 21, 2016
Loved the dress, bag and earrings!

Loved this dress. It runs big, but my stylist, Mariah at the Flat Iron(NYC) location added a beaded belt to fit the dress for me. Loved it. Had a great experience and will definitely do this again for my next occasion!

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Size worn:
22WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 8, 2016
Beautiful dress

The dress was beautiful And fit perfect

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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Body type: Apple
Weight: 225lbs
December 10, 2016
Most elegant dress. Felt like a princess!

Loved this dress! The bust was a bit snug on me (44c), but the back up size was too large. I felt wonderful all night in it, and had so many compliments. My only complaint was that it arrived extremely wrinkled. The skirt was too long for the plastic bag, so wasn't in the "wrinkle-proof bag" I ended up having the dress steamed professionally. One other thing... I got a notification from my RTR app that said to make sure my dress was at UPS by 12 noon EST. well, that's 7am in Hawaii where I am. Not possible, UPS doesn't open until 9am. Overall a great experience. Thank you RTR!

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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 35
January 3, 2017
Life Saver Dress

I originally picked a dress but the size (12) and the backup size(14) was too small. I called RTR and they were awesome in helping me find this dress online and overnighted! Since the other dresses were small we went with a 14W in this dress and I could have probably even worn a 12 and for sure a regular 14. But all dresses fit differently. Even though it was big - it was very comfortable - the whole evening! I pinned in the sides to help make a waist and it was perfect. An additional bonus that it has pockets! Also the bag it's shipped in is awesome you can pack your shoes and accessories and travel easily. I wore 3" heels and paired it with a pink wrap. I was complimented the whole evening! I will be renting from RTR again!

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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
January 10, 2017
Beautiful dress!

I wore this for my work's anniversary gala. It was comfortable (yay pockets!) and elegant. Find a fabulous pair of shoes to highlight and you'll be all set.

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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
March 9, 2017
Simple yet so Elegant!

I rented this dress for a banquet, and it was perfect! I was comfortable sitting and the hi low effect was just enough to show off my shoes. The dress has slight details that you forget it's a simple black dress. I got so many compliments and it was easy to accessorize.

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Size worn:
14WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 44DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
April 13, 2017
Wasn't sure but it worked great!

This was my first rental and my backup dress (which I didn't pick out or even want). When I got it I thought it was boring compared to the dress that I originally picked for the event. I have to say it turned out better than expected and once I added a belt, it worked great!!

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Size worn:
22WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
May 15, 2017
Gorgeous dress!

This dress fit perfectly! I wear a 40dd and the dress fit just fine everywhere, although I would say the tightest part was the bust, but not ridiculously tight. This dress made me feel like a princess and was so awesome because it has pockets!! It allowed me to carry my phone and car keys without needing a handbag. I would rent this dress again in a heartbeat!

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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
May 22, 2017
So many compliments!

This dress was everything I hoped! Comfortable! Flattering! I was so excited to put it on. I got so many compliments! I picked an 18 and a 20 because I am so neurotic about sizes but I wore the 18 and could have probably done alright in a 16 :-)

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Size worn:
16WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 40F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
September 10, 2017
Very happy!

I must admit, this dress did not wow me. It was black. Black feels formalish... I figured it would be okay. Once I put it on....I was in love! The major draw was that it had pockets. Once I got over that, it looked amazing on. I'm very tall so it's hard to find floor length gowns. High low seemed like a no brainer. Initially I thought I would need belts or brooches to add a bling factor. Not the case. The dress was just beautiful. I'm very busty so it was a tight fit. Not uncomfortable. Just tight. The pin tuck pleating gave the illusion of a tighter cinched waist. The draping was perfect. I'm 6'1 and wore 5 inch heels. I ordered the 16L. I liked the length. If you're shorter or wear a shorter heel it will give you more of a train feeling. This would be the perfect LBD.

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Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Apple
September 13, 2017
Perfect for black tie wedding

This dress was perfect and comfy for a black tie wedding. It has pockets! The length was okay with heels and the fabric was very flowy. I will say it came wrinkled and was very hard to steam but once I got it unwrinkled it did not re-wrinkle.

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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
October 1, 2017
Classic and elegant!

This is probably one of my favorite RTR dress I've ever worn. The black satin and neckline was classic, but the hi-low hemline made it modern. It fit like a glove, the skirt had just enough volume, and it was perfect for my husband's military ball. My only con: the material wrinkled very easily. It wasn't super noticeable, but I would maybe steam it before you put it on. Overall, it was gorgeous!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 197lbs
November 13, 2017
Garden club ball

The dress was a bit long for my three inch high shoes.

Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Apple
Weight: 205lbs
January 28, 2018
Felt beautiful for the first time

The overall fit was true to size I felt, though for busty girls there is not a ton of wiggle room in the chest. I had never been to a formal event before and this dress made me feel truly beautiful for the first time ever! The pockets were a huge plus as I didn't need to bring a clutch and i was comfortable all night. The only draw back of this is the length, I am very short (5'0") and with 4" heels it was still brushing the floor so any shorter gals will need some hem tape or some serious heels! For my first time renting with RTR, I'm extremely happy and will rent again for sure when wedding season rolls around!

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Size worn:
22WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 44DD
Body type: Apple
June 17, 2018
Gorgeous

I loved this dress. I got so many compliments while wearing it. It seems a little plain online but the cut was very flattering. I actually got it as a free back up. I normally wear a 24 but since RTR doesn't have size 24, I took a gamble and it paid off. It was a little tight right under the bust but since it's black, you couldn't really tell. It was perfect length for me. Had I been any taller or wore taller shoes, it would have been too short. This dress was very comfortable.

Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
December 22, 2016
Many compliments all night on this dress. Love it! Felt like a princess.

I usually wear a 16 but decided to order up a size since I had never ordered from RTR before. I was glad to have it be a little more roomier. I was afraid it was going to be too small. Got numerous compliments on this dress all night. Loved it and felt like a princess. Most importantly it was comfortable. I didn't even wear Spanks which I normally wear under dresses to formal events. Complete comfort.

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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
January 4, 2017
I wish I could have kept this dress!

This dress runs large so size down. Also if you are on the shorter side the hi-lo effect will not be as obvious.

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Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
March 7, 2017
Decided not to wear it - see explanation below.

Pretty dress but very large. For a heavier woman the poofy bottom is comfortable but makes you look large. I decided not to wear it.

Size worn:
20WL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 56
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215lbs
March 8, 2017
I felt beautiful in this gown! And I have NEVER said that before! It's gorgeous and feels great.

I wore it on Valentine's with a thin red belt, red shoes, and a tiny red bag. It was just perfect! I normally wear a 22 but was able to get into the 20 and even that had plenty of room to spare.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
August 9, 2017
I didn't wear the dress.

This gown was sent to me as a backup because the one I ordered became unavailable. It was large and a little frumpy--just too much fabric for the size. May have been better had it fit.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
December 5, 2017
I wish this was available in a smaller size!

This would have been a beautiful dress, if it had fit. I knew it ran big, but never thought the 14WL would be so big on me. Every part of it was too big - bust, waist, length. Too bad.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 9, 2018
Garbage bag

This dress runs very large compared to other dresses in the same size. The material was horrendous looking and feeling. I felt like I was lost in a black trash bag. I wish had something nice to say about it. It is not flattering. It wasn't for me at least.

Size worn:
20WL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 44H
Body type: Apple
Weight: 228lbs
November 6, 2017
Black tie function for work. This dress totally fit the bill.

Dress fit great. It was a little small in the boob area. However, it fit so sung, I could go without a bra and I still looked great. It was a little long in the back but I liked it. It was like having a train.

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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
October 25, 2016
This was the perfect black dress for a charity gala: classically elegant.

Great dress for those with a larger bust. I am a 40H with a hourglass figure and the 16WR fit well in the chest & masked my wide hips. It has snaps to hold your bra straps in place and the back is high enough that you can wear a regular bra. However bra did show under my right arm, so I wore a bolero jacket and still felt elegant. Would definitely rent again!

Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
November 7, 2016
So many compliments and hid my little baby bump!

Perfect fit!

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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
November 10, 2016
Amazing

I originally order a 16 but it was kind of tight in the bust area and the backup size was an 18. I wore the 18 because it was more comfortable. Gladly to say that I love the backup order. The dress was easy to move around it and super comfortable with pockets. I will surely use this sit again.

Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 35
January 17, 2017
This dress was a big hit with my co-workers and it wore well.

The fit was good, a bit loose across my neck and there was extra fabric under my arms, for some reason, but nothing else was wrong and with a tuck and a pin, it fit perfectly. I liked the skirt a lot. I'd rent this one again.

Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
February 13, 2017
PERFECT!

When I wore this dress I received tons of compliments. I am short and it fell just perfectly with a little train. I want to purchase it!

Size worn:
20WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
April 26, 2017
The fact that it was the first time my husband and I got to get this dolled up since our wedding.

The fit of the dress was spot on. I am on the tall side at 6'1 and the hi-lo part really helped with not having to have an all around LONG dress. The back was plenty long and the sizing was good. I did feel a bit loose in the chest but the fit of it made up for that.

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Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 44DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
May 1, 2017
Celebrating with my Brother - looking for something elegant to wear that I could cut a rug in!

IT HAS POCKETS!!! It was like christmas discovering those. Fit was wonderful! If I could have I would have gone for a 18L (if they had non-wide sizes). I wanted it a bit more snug but not 16 snug. I got a LOT of compliments on the dress. It flowed and I felt gorgeous in it!

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Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Age: 47
May 2, 2017
I had no worries wants the dress came in. All the accessories looked fabulous.

I had no worries wants the dress came in. All the accessories looked fabulous. The quality of the dress was fabulous it was so easy to return made it very nice.

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Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
May 15, 2017
Got a ton of complements!!

Fit was good. It was a little long for me in the back. I kept stepping on it while I was dancing.

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Size worn:
20WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Age: 39
October 4, 2017
I didn't wear this dress but the silhouette is beautiful. I would definitely consider renting again

Classic dress with a beautiful shape.

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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
November 6, 2017
Fit like a glove! A show stopper!

I wish I had the option to purchase this dress. I usually wear a 16 but after reading the reviews I ordered a 14w and 16w, and long behold the 14w fit PERFECT! With the right accessories this dress was definitely a show stopper. The best part is that it has POCKETS!!!! Nothing better than having a dress with pockets, am I right ladies?!

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Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
November 9, 2017
I LOVE THIS DRESS! The dress fit perfectly and was very comfortable to wear all night.

I honestly wanted to buy this dress! It was so comfortable and I got so many compliments. I would wear this dress all the time :)

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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 56
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
November 28, 2017
The many compliments I received

Excellent fit, many compliments

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Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Body type: Full Bust
January 2, 2018
I wore this for NYE, and loved it

It fit well, though they didn't have my normal size so I sized up and it was a little big in the shoulders and tummy area but the bust fit well and the length was good even with low heels.

Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 23
February 6, 2018
This dress was amazing! Loved it!

has pockets!

Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Age: 32
May 6, 2018
Great dress, very comfortable!!

True to size, perfect for a formal event. I did need to take it to the dry cleaner before I could wear it! It came pretty wrinkled. Wore about 2 inch heels with it and length was perfect in the back!

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