Adrianna Papell

Black Insert Lace Gown

$200 retail

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Stylist Notes

This Adrianna Papell gown is designed with a timeless, flattering column silhouette. Beautiful lace inserts give it a feminine finishing touch. Pull your hair back in a sleek bun to let the chic style speak for itself.

Size & Fit

This gown runs large. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Straight, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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 is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black crepe (92% Polyester, 8% Spandex). Gown. Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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143 reviews
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32DD
September 13, 2017
Great fit

I'm 5'8" and the tall was a bit too long.

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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Hourglass
October 9, 2017
Comfortable and elegant!

I tried this dress on at the Chicago store two days prior to my event in a long. Loved the way it fit but it was a little long because I planned on wearing flats. I ordered it in a regular length for my event. I didn't try it on at pick up and wish I had. I would have preferred the long. The regular felt more like a short. Either way it gets 5 stars because for the first time in a long time in a nice dress, I didn't feel plus size in this dress. It hit in all the right places and was comfortable. I could wear a regular bra and spanx and had no lines and was smooth. I would love to rent this again!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 16, 2017
Great dress for the price

The dress arrived in great condition but it was pretty wrinkled - after steaming it, I was very happy with it. It's more affordable than most long dresses on RTR but looks very classy and was super comfortable. The dress was slightly loose in the waist but fit me perfectly everywhere else. I normally am either at 4L or 6L but the 6L was way too big. I wore 3 inch heels - the dress is slightly shorter in the front so the heels were visible but necessary with the longer back. I'm 5'10 so the length definitely worked for me.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
October 31, 2017
Runs large!

I'm usually a standard 6 and worried this would be too tight because I was wearing it to a work awards dinner, but quite the opposite. It was too large through the waist and made me feel frumpy. I clipped the back of it for this photo to see if I could somehow make it work but decided to go with another option I had. The bottom also flares out so I think it would look better if tighter throughout the legs instead of loose fitting before the flare.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 11, 2017
Simple and elegant

I rented this dress as a backup and ended up not wearing it, but it's very pretty. Fit me like a glove. It's a little understated and conservative, so perfect for something work-related or if you just want to be comfortable and not worry about cleavage and what not. It's still subtly sexy because how it hugs your curves. Also was surprised that it hit the floor just right even though I'm on the shorter side.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 14, 2017
Perfect for Black Tie Gala

I loved this dress. It fit perfectly. No shapewear required. I found it to be true to size. It was super comfortable and, unlike most gowns I've rented, not dragging the floor. I wore fairly low heels, and it was perfect. It is a little shorter in front than in back - good for showing off cute shoes.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
November 22, 2017
As always, RTR never lets me down. Everyone loved my one of a kind, unique dress!

The only con about this rental was that I rented it two days prior to my delivery date and had to get a long in my size. Totally my fault! It made for a nice train on the dress :) overall this dress is perfection. I love that the fabric is heavy enough so you feel covered. The simplicity of the dress makes it stunning. It is true to size so go with your normal dress size. Loved wearing this dress to my sorority's debutante ball!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 26, 2017
So many compliments!

The mermaid style of this dress is subtle, but exceptionally flattering. It's double layering allows for a smoothing effect and is thin enough to be worn in warmer climates. I'm in central Texas, so this was perfect.

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
November 28, 2017
Flattering dress

Because the fabric has some weight to it, the dress hugs your curves in a flattering way. Length was on the shorter side, so I wore with smaller heels

Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
November 29, 2017
Perfect dress for a formal affair. And so comfy!

Rented this dress for a Black Tie wedding and it was a dream come true! Im 5'11" and between sizes so I ordered the 14L and 16L, and the 14L fit like a dream. Im a tall, curvy girl to begin with and this dress accentuated the assests without making me feel self consious and was the perfect length with heels. Very stretchy and forgiving and receieved so many compliments. Highly recomend!

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
December 5, 2017
Easy rental, felt like a million bucks in it

Fit perfect, hid all the imperfections vexuase of the heavy material. Felt like a million dollars in it. The only minor thing that bothered me was the static cling on the dresses slip.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 166lbs
December 17, 2017
Dream dress!!

This dress was a dream! So simlpe and beautiful! I was anle to wear a regular bra! Very comfy! It was a little too long on me because I had to order a long but worked out fine. It was really an effortless dress too, i didnt have to worry about it falling down or scratching or anything, it was just comfortable and simple and perfect!

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 203lbs
December 31, 2017
Beautiful gown! Suoer comfortable

This was my firsT experience with RTR and I was amazed at the ease of the rental. The dress was beautiful, comfortable and the process was so easy! I highly recommend RTR & would rent this again in a minute. I felt beautiful all night long. I did wear spanx under the dress to help smooth my trouble areas.

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
January 23, 2018
Loved it! Confidence booster

I was a little worried about renting this dress as all my weight is in my gut but with a little help from body shapers I felt so amazing in this dress. It was right on the cusp of being too short and I wish the long was in stock but I was able to wear a flat nice sandal and it was the perfect lenth. It was a very formal event for my husbands work but I felt great all night. It had some stretch in it so you were able to dance in it. I wore a sweater over it most of the night as I'm slightly self concious about my arms and it was cold in the event hall. Ignore the cheesy photo unfortunately its the only one I took all night :/ very pleased with RTR and will be using them again.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 4, 2018
Fit great! Shorter than expected

This dress fit my curvy shape nicely and was comfortable for a fun night of dancing. Nice stretch. I wore a regular bra so that was great. It is slightly longer in the back than in the front, and i wished i had gotten a long. I'm 5'5" so I'm always borderline with length. Oh well. Apparently great minds think alike because a friend had rented the same gown for the same event. We had a good laugh.

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Size worn:
18R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Age: 32
February 28, 2018
Simple and classic.

This was a super comfortable dress - the stretch made it easy to move around and dance! My only complaint is that it was WAY too short, and I'm 5'2"! A regular length gown should hit the floor, and this hit above my ankles.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
February 27, 2018
Not memorable

This dress ran a little big. It fot my chest but was loose on my body. It looked frumpy on my body. Sizing down may have helped. I didn't end up wearing this dress.

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
February 28, 2018
Classic Black Gown

This was my first time ordering wih RTR. Everything went smoothly (besides me having to figure out how to return my dress on a Suunday due to travel plans.) The 10R fit well with a little more room in the hips. I am full of curves and the dress was flattering. It was classic and simple. I ended up wearing a different dress I had purchased because it was a little more exciting for the event I attended. I did love the dress and I would order it for another occasion absolutely.

Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
March 25, 2018
Great dress for a new mom!!

This dress was actually my second choice/backup but won my heart with its comfort level! As a new mom I loved that it had the perfect amount of stretch and you could MOVE in it. Stayed in place all night and you can even wear a regular bra with it! The length is great but just be aware the its a little shorter on the bottom in front and longer in back. I'm 5"6 and was fine with the Regular length.

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Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
March 27, 2018
Horrible

If I could give this 0 stars I would. The liner was longer than the dress fabric. I am 5' 8" and this hit mid-shin, though with the fabric/liner issue I am thinking that the one I had has been cleaned so many times it had shrunk?

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 8, 2018
So comfortable! Compliments your figure perfectly.

This dress was everything I wanted in my first time trying RTR. It was comfortable, elegent and the material was high quality. Not super thick but not thin enough to be unforgiving. Loved it! The only down side was it was oddly short. Im only 5' 2" and wore your average sized heels and it was about 2-3 inches off the floor. Fine for showing off cute shoes but it seemed an odd length to me.

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Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 10"
Bust size: 44D
April 7, 2018
Too short

Not for tall girls. I am 5'11" and it was waaayyy to short to be floor length

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Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
April 10, 2018
Just didn't do it for me

This dress seemed like it would fit great, but when it arrived it didn't. I was disappointed, but it was the fabric. It showed everything that I didn't want it to show. This dress may work for others, but just not my body type.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
April 14, 2018
Nice gown

It was very cute

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 20, 2018
Sooooo Short!

This dress was comfy and flattering, but it was entirely too short. I'm an average height, 5' 5", and the 6R hit me a few inches above the ankles. It looked ridiculous. Luckily, my back-up size was a 4L, so that gave me a little more length, but even still, the hem of the dress was above my feet. I ended up in flats because this was a work event and I had to run around quite a bit, but ANY sort of heel would have made this dress look too short.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 18, 2018
L version was too short

The dress was beautiful and was super comfortable, but I ordered the 8L and it touched the tops of my feet with no shoes on. I'm 5' 8" and wanted to wear heels to a black tie event, so I didn't end up wearing the dress, but would be great for shorter girls!

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
April 23, 2018
Very elegant, comfortable dress!

This dress fit perfectly. I'm usually a size 4, but since the material has stretch to it, I wore my backup size. Extremely comfortable! I am 5'7" and wore 2 in heels. The dress is a little longer in the back, so it touched the ground but didn't get in the way! I absolutely LOVED this dress!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 25, 2018
First RTR dress was a winner!

This was a great fitting dress. Not overly tight or loose. Heavier fabric was nice for a colder evening. As others mentioned, it's shorter in the back and longer in the front. I'm 5'3" and was able to wear the size 0 with 3-4" heels.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
April 25, 2018
Classic dress

This dress was perfect for the black tie fundraiser we went to. The stretch in the fabric made it very comfortable and form-fitting. The 8L was definitely necessary for me, although other dresses that I've rented have been an 8R. The regular length in this dress was more of a tea-length. Certainly depends on your height and the heel height of your shoe. I'm 5'-7" and my shoes have a 3" heel.

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 51
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 209lbs
April 29, 2018
I received lots of compliments on the dress.

The dress fit perfectly and the patterned lines down the center and across the dress ... gave a slimming illusion.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
May 26, 2018
Perfect Dress for Black Tie Wedding

This dress was perfect for a black tie wedding I went to. It was so comfortable because it has a stretch but the stretch doesn't get baggy. I am 5'3 and this was the perfect length with some wedges. If you want to wear flats I'd say get petite. Will always use RTR for weddings now.

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 6, 2018
Good dress for work function

I rented this for a gala supporting my husbands work. It was a decent dress but I can't say it has been one of my favorites. I didn't feel like it flattered my shape well, but it was a modest enough dress for a professional occasion. There was a small snag is the lace right at waist level but fortunately it was hardly noticeable.

Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
July 8, 2018
Not floor length !

This dress fell about mid-calf. I am 5'9" but even a long would not have been floor length. Disappointing because the online photo is very different.

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Size worn:
18P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
August 2, 2018
Amazing and flattering dress

I didn't end up wearing this one because it was too short on me. I ordered the petite size because it was the only one available but it just didn't work for me. I would rent this again in the 18R and it would be perfect.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
August 18, 2018
Pretty but didn't wear

I thought I was losing my mind when I tried on these dresses. I ordered a 4L and a 6R as a backup. The "4L" was so short on me I actually measured my height again (still 5'5") I measured the dress at about 56" from shoulder to hem but since there's a train I thought maybe that's how RTR got 61". Anyway I called RTR and they sent me another 4L as well as another style. Luckily the other 4L was actually an L and I wasn't losing my mind. Dress is pretty, but I thought the other style RTR sent as a backup was more flattering

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38B
August 28, 2018
It was comfortable to wear this dress.

I was thankful to get two sizes and see which dress fits. I'm 5'1" and 136 lbs. the 8R fit a little snug on top and the upper back bunched up. The 10R fit more comfortably. Just like the other reviews, the front of the dress is a little short so my feet showed a little and the back was long and touched the ground. The con was when I got to the event and looked down, I noticed that the inner slip started to show in the front. I wish I seen that so I could have pinned it up and not have it shown. Since it's black, I would suggest using a lint roller before walking into the event.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
October 14, 2018
A classic stunner. Compliments all night long

This dress is truly timeless. It is so well made and incredibly comfortable. It's great to be able to wear a traditional bra! Best dress I've worn in a long time.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
October 28, 2018
Flattering but short

I ordered this in a 6 for a wedding, but also a backup, which I liked more. This dress was flattering but short. I am 5'4 and with kitten heels the dress wasn't as long as I'd like.

Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 6, 2018
Formal affair

I am 5'4" tall and weigh 160lbs. This dress fit great, I felt classy and it was very appropriate for my formal affair.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
November 10, 2018
Comfortable!

Pros: the dress is very stretchy and forgiving, the design and cut of the dress is also very flattering to a wide range of body types and the fact that you can wear a normal bra is a huge bonus for larger chested ladies like myself. I wore a standard bra but used dress tape to secure the bra strap to the shoulder straps to prevent any peekaboo moments. Cons: as previous reviewers have mentioned, the length is a bit awkward. I’m 5ft tall and wore the regular length (vs petite) and standing barefoot, the front hem hit the top of my feet. I wore 4 inch platforms and the back of the dress just barely grazed the floor. You can't tell that there's such a big length difference just from the photo. Also if you have a larger chest and a tummy, you might have to keep pulling the front down as the vertical lace detail tended to roll up under my boobs at times.

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