Adrianna Papell

Navy Carter Sheath

$180 retail

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Stylist Notes

Tap into your regal personality in Adrianna Papell's caped cocktail dress. Try it with sleek accessories, like barely-there heels, for an overall polished look.

Also available in red and ivory.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. 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: Fitted, stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH:

Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Navy stretch crepe (96% polyester, 4% spandex). Boat neckline. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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129 reviews
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Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Party
Age: 23
August 10, 2015
This dress is AMAZING. It's the perfect combination between sexy and classy and unique.

I have no complaints. I had a great first RTR experience with this dress.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
August 10, 2015
The dress was a show stopper without stealing the brides thunder.

The fit was super flattering! I don't like showing off my arms and this dress covered just the right amount for me to feel confident and beautiful! I absolutely loved the cape when I was dancing or walking around. The material was stretchy but thick. I actually loved this so much I might buy it!!

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 13, 2015
Elegant yet modern.

The smallest size it is available in is 14w. It was generous and stretchy. Easy to wear style and very comfortable. The dress is better suited for a colder climate. Florida in August, it was too warm. It's a heavy crepe fabric that does not breathe very well. The dress is simple and in my opinion required accessorizing. Worn without statement pieces, it blends into the crowd. The dress is a deep navy and some thought it was black. The fit through hips and tummy was generous, more of a size 16 fit. The chest had ample room. The bum was covered by the cape. Length also was spot on, even though I'm taller. Overall, amazingly comfortable and so stylish. I received a ton of compliments on it.

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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 43
October 5, 2015
Well, now I want capes on all my clothes...

This was a super rental, I felt that it was a little short for my chubby legs when I first put it on, but that was just my critical inner voice, and I told her to go suck an egg. I am very appreciative of the second size backup, because I'm solidly a 22 in pants right now, but the 22 of this dress was slightly baggy. It fit reasonably well through the hips, but had a bunch of excess fabric through the torso up to my bust. The 20 fit like it had been tailored for me, especially once I gave up on the old, too-big bra and bought some new ones. (Y'all, weight loss is awesome, but expensive!) The cape back was just right for a fall evening in New England, it's warm but not too hot indoors, and gives you the ease of motion of a sleeveless dress without the upper arm anxiety. And when we were outside and the wind blew, I felt like a superhero, so that's a fun bonus. I love this dress and would gladly buy it, if I didn't firmly intend it to be too large by the next time I might need it.

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 167lbs
November 16, 2015
Very unique dress!!! So many compliments. I think it ran big I don't normally wear an 18 dress

Totally felt fabulous in this dress. Great length and fit

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
December 6, 2015
This dress made me feel über confident! So much fun and sooo flattering!

I absolutely would buy this dress in every color in a heartbeat if I could! I have never worn a dress that so transformed my attitude and made me feel beyond confident. Loved it. The fit was quite large and needed significant pinning to close the armholes bc they were so loose. Also had to pin the back to bring in the chest. Good thing is the cape covered all pins. I am very short so the dress was a great length for me. The fabric is thick but not overly heavy. Rent this dress if you want to feel like you can conquer the world.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
February 2, 2016
This dress was exactly what I was looking for.

The dress was stretchy and super comfortable, although a little short. I received tons of complements and I would recommend this dress to someone attending a semi-formal or cocktail event.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
February 7, 2016
I felt like a million bucks amongst NFL legends. I plan to purchase this dress in every color.

The material is flawless and forgiving. It breathes, stretches and flows! I think I wore it better than Kathy Lee Gifford. You decide ;-)

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
February 16, 2016
This was my first time using Rent the Runway and I had a fantastic experience!

I have really bad eczema on my arms and wanted something that covered me up a little. It was also snowy and 3 degrees in Chicago when I wore it so it was perfect! The fit was true to size and the material had a little bit of stretch to make it very comfortable. I got tons of compliments on this dress and felt amazing in it. It arrived extremely clean and wrinkle free. I wore it with a gold clutch and nude heels.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 42
March 6, 2016
Lots of compliments!

Beautiful dress and fit. But it was showing a little wear- a small white mark on the seam of the cape part where it appears the color/fabric was damaged and he stitching at the bottom of the skirt had started to come undone. Otherwise it's prefect and I received many compliments

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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
October 17, 2015
This is the BEST dress I've ever worn. I don't want to return it! (But I will!)

This dress is stunning. I've never felt as beautiful as I did in this dress. I'm usually a 22, but this 20 was a PERFECT fit. If I knew how to purchase this dress to own, I would do it in a heartbeat.

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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 55
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 260lbs
October 17, 2015
It was a fun dress and it felt so good wearing it!!!

This dress is most definitely an evening dress albeit a short dress. It is extremely comfortable.

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 235lbs
December 23, 2015
The dress was truly classy with an ounce of sass.

It was a little large on me, but I always welcome the extra room for my chest (38G). It was so comfortable, a great length, and quality material. The "cape" as my husband calls it was one of my favorite features.

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
March 30, 2016
As always the RTR service is top shelf!

I usually wear a 12 or 14 but rented this in a 14W and it was great! Little roomy but super comfortable! Heavy fabric so great for March but would likely be too heavy for summer in a hot climate; really loved the dress!

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 30DD
December 26, 2015
I got so many complements all night long!

I am a new mom and I'm not yet fitting back into my old clothes. I was a little worried this would be too snug across my tummy, but it actually fit perfectly! I felt glamorous and comfortable all night long!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
March 10, 2016
Loved the capelet

Very beautiful and very nice material. Would have been great for the opera.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Age: 39
June 30, 2016
Very comfy

Loved this Olivia pope dress. The cape and color were flattering. Dress runs a bit big but that could've also been due to my spanks.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215lbs
July 19, 2016
Winter Wedding Glam

I rented this for a winter wedding in Wisconsin. It's probably one of the fanciest weddings I've ever attended, so I wanted something classy yet fun. I got compliments all night on how cool the dress was, and to be honest, being on the dance floor in a cape was a total blast! Good length and fitted, but breathable fit. I loved the navy color! Step out of your comfort zone and give this a try!

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 58
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
July 21, 2016
Different from everyone else

They had no 14 so I had to get 14w

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230lbs
October 5, 2016
Fabulous for formal attire wedding!

This dress was absolutely flattering for a curvy woman. The material was thicker which made it super comfy & didn't show any unflattering parts. I received so many compliments on this & I would definitely recommend renting it! I found it to run a little big and ended up going down a size to make the dress a bit more form fitting. Pairs great with gold jewelry & nude heels!

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
October 15, 2016
The cape!

I think this may the perfect dress for covering anything you need to AND be fierce at the same time. 100 compliments and comfortable. I was on stage asking people to donate a lot of money and felt great. Red lip helps, too.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
October 22, 2016
I've never received so many compliments!!

This dress fit perfectly and I felt like a million bucks!! I usually wear a size 18, but I comfortably fit into a 16W. It hugged my curves in all the right places.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36J
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
October 31, 2016
Witchy? More like bewitching!

I usually wear a 16 in things that fit at the waist, and an 18 in things that fit at the hip. The relaxed fit on this one made a 16 perfect all over. I rented this for a friend's wedding, and I had a few misgivings. The wedding was a day before Halloween - would a dark dress with a cape look too costumey? Would I look like a witch? Hardly. I felt like a 1960s air hostess! But in the sexy-and-timeless way, not the costume way. The cape is so elegant, so unexpected, and such a conversation piece. I got a lot of compliments and questions about the dress. My husband ended the day by saying, "We have GOT to buy you more things with capes. You look phenomenal." Doesn't get much better than that! I can't wait for another special event so I can rent the ivory or red versions of this stunner.

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
November 1, 2016
Chic and appropriate for all ages!

Typically a 12 but I went with the 14 as it fit a little better around the middle. The dress has a lot of structure to it. I opted for a brooch to add a little sparkle instead of a necklace so that the focal point of the dress was still on the cape. I wore this to an elegant wedding and felt fashionable without being over the top.

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Age: 49
November 8, 2016
Perfect first rental for my sister. She looked amazing

It for perfectly. No issues on fabric, style, etc.

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
November 24, 2016
LOVE THIS DRESS!!

This dress was amazing. I wish I had a better photo. It was flattering, well made, and incredibly comfortable. I wore a 14 with plenty of room.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 19, 2016
Super Woman

Didn't want to give this gem back! Gorgeous. Sophisticated, timeless, comfortable, flattering. Runs slightly small. Made very well. It was perfect for the holiday party I attended but could see it for any cocktail setting. Rent it! You won't be sorry.

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 235lbs
December 22, 2016
Not for tall ladies

This dress is fun -- a unique look for a daytime wedding, especially. Unfortunately, it was way too short for me at 5'9". From the front it was wonderful, but the slit in the back went up past my rear! I even tried sizing up, but that didn't work. If you're 5'7" or taller, I'd say "skip it."

Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Age: 25
February 15, 2017
Confident & Comfortable!

Felt confident and comfortable. I had an incredible evening because I wasn't fidgeting with my dress or worrying about it!! It was so soft and I never wanted to take it off!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
February 28, 2017
Awesome fit for a new mom.

The dress fit perfectly- could've even fit a 6 if I had ordered it. But since I'm so used to juniors sizes I ordered up. I have a bit of a belly still that I can't seem to shake, and this dress helped hide it so well! Most dresses make me look like I'm still expecting and the fit plus the thick fabric really helped me feel and look my best!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
August 7, 2017
You can never go wrong with a cape

This. Dress. One of my favorite rentals of all time! I am OBSESSED with this cape. It was cut in the back which I was unsure about, but it worked well. There is enough fabric that you can't tell , and the cut kept me from feeling restricted. The rest of the dress was beautiful too. I'd size up just because the skirt does sit tight on the hips, and sizing up gives you a little extra room. It's all a very pretty navy, so it's the perfect canvas for fun accessories! At 5'9", the length was great, though I did have to tug the hem back down throughout the night. If you're considering this dress, rent it. You won't regret it! And to Adrianna Papell, PLEASE give us more dresses in this size range! I want to rent them all!

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 201lbs
May 7, 2018
2018 Derby Day!

This dress was absolutely perfect. I attended a Derby party and rain was in the forecast plus it was on the river, so a little breezy. The cape was just perfect to keep me warm, but allowed movement and was breathable. The dress fit very nicely, 14w, I would have maybe liked it as just 14 or 12w (not an option though). The length was nice and was overall a classy dress for the event. I would buy this if I could!

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 42C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
May 20, 2018
New mom's night out!!!

I have rented several dresses from RTR and this has got to be MY FAVORITE! It's a classic piece that makes a statement. I wore this dress for a cocktail/dinner event and was so super comfortable. Having recently had a baby and not lost pregnancy weight, I felt so beautiful, confident and badass in this dress! I recommend this dress to ALL! I got compliments all night from my husband, strangers and every mirror.

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 42DD
Body type: Full Bust
June 4, 2018
College reunion success!

Absolutely loved this dress and got so many compliments - the cape is divine and so unique. Didn't need spanx with the 18W, I could've worn the 16W but didn't want my tummy showing as much (honestly I'd be a 17W if they made it). The material is heavy enough so that it's forgiving without being too bulky. Regular bra didn't show at the shoulders or through the material. The length was perfect, right at the knee and didn't ride up or lay too low. Necklace was RTR as well - loved this outfit. First experience with RTR was amazing!

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
June 7, 2018
Loved this dress

The unique cape feature gave the dress an elegant feel to it. The material is heavy and good quality so it hugs your curves well. Fits true to size

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
July 7, 2018
The cape is neat

The dress was neat, but definitely too hot for Vegas in the summer.

Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
October 10, 2018
Where are my dragons?!

I felt like a khaleesi in this dress. It was super comfortable and I got compliments all night long. Every dress should have a cape.

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36DD
October 19, 2018
Comfy and trendy!

I loved this dress. It was a little big but wasn't noticeable. I got so many compliments on this dress all night. It was also extremely comfortable and great for dancing!

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Apple
November 1, 2018
The dress

Very flattering! Loved how it fit and I felt great in it.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 32
November 6, 2018
Love

I always look at everyone's pictures but never left a review. This dress was amazing! It runs a little bigger I think. I probably could have went down a size for a tighter fit but otherwise perfect!! The material has a lot of stretchy but is still thick! Everyone loved the cape and my husband was a little jealous I was a super hero without him. I would love to buy it but I know I would never wear it again.

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