Adrianna Papell

Navy Carter Sheath

$50 rental
$180 retail
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). Sized: 14W-22W

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, 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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94 reviews
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(12)
True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
June 25, 2015
Stylist Review!
This style was a lot of fun! I loved the sleeves that made it look like a cape! The material is very soft and stretchy, so it was incredibly comfortable. This style was a great length for me (right above the knee) so I would be aware of that for the taller ladies. The cape-like sleeves did make things a little warm, so I think this would be a better style for a winter or autumn event. I would definitely recommend this style!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 61
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215lbs
July 16, 2015
Very Flattering outfit
The outfit was perfect size. Very Flattering and Very Classy. Would definitely want this outfit in my closet
Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Party
Age: 21
August 9, 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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
August 9, 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 12, 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:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 55
August 18, 2015
I Loved it! I received so many compliments, and felt quite chic!
Just runs a tad bit large...and even though it was a little roomy...it wasn't noticeable with the style of the dress. Fabric is great...and really an all season type of garment - beautiful stitching and perfect draping.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
September 21, 2015
Completely comfortable, no push & pull!
I was nervous to rent a dress but am so glad I did! My oldest daughter was getting married in September so I needed something perfect. This dress did fit nearly perfectly (it was a big big in the waist area, but I am very top heavy 38DD) which in turn made me feel beautiful and sexy. I am not a "mother of the bride dress" type person so I struggled with finding something that was contemporary yet appropriate. This dress was it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
September 22, 2015
The next day someone came up to me and said "You were the one with the beautiful dress and style".
I have rented this designer often and this was as great as the rest. I ordered the 18W and wore the 16W. I am 5'10" and it was above the knee and not too short, but is a bit on the shorter side. It is a heavier weight fabric and was a perfect chic dress for a fall evening. I am looking forward for reason to wear the red version. I also got a chunky necklace as others had suggested and it made the look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
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:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
October 18, 2015
The bridesmaids wore RTR, I wore RTR and I was able to move, dance and feel beautiful!
This dress is perfect if you want something stylish, comfy and jaw dropping. I received countless comments and affirmations! I love it!
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 48
October 19, 2015
Looks beautiful and hides the flaws :)
It fit perfectly. I did wear spanx to smooth everything out. I wore the navy and my husband want me to reorder it in red for a Christmas party :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 44
November 8, 2015
I got so many compliments from men and women on this dress. Everyone loved the cape element.
The fit was great. I liked the stretch in the fabric. I wore this to a cocktail party in Florida in November. It was unseasonably warm, but the dress was breathable and I didn't feel like it was too hot out to wear it. This dress is a hit!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
November 9, 2015
Fast customer service
This wasn't my first choice, but since that choice somehow got sent back, customer service was kind enough to send me this overnight. I am quite impressed with this dress. It's stretchy and holds the curves in all the right places. I would order this again for anything at all.
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
November 17, 2015
This dress was AMAZING! I felt like a million bucks and I received a ton of compliments on it!
I typically wear a 16W, so it ran true to size. The fabric was stretchy, but supportive. With control top panty hose, I didn't even wear spanks under it. However, I can tell that if I didn't have those hose on, I'd need foundation garments. The length hit me mid-thigh, or just above what I call the point of no return. If you are not used to wearing shorter dresses, this may not work for you. However, I thought the length was very tasteful. Because of the fabric, I was able to dance the night away without feeling constricted. You definitely need a statement necklace with this, as it looks very plain without it. You will not regret renting this dress!
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
November 27, 2015
everyone loved the cape on this dress, was def a hit.
fit great. went to a fall wedding, so the cape was nice because it kept me warm.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
December 5, 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:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
January 4, 2016
Officiated my brothers wedding in a cape!!
Fit was a little big, add that to the stretch in the fabric that surprised me a little and I was super comfortable! Loved this dress!
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
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: 35
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
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 30
February 21, 2016
This dress was great! The dress was a little big, however it was still worked out well.
I got many compliments on the dress and the overall look. I don't usually wear navy, however this color was great. The cape was a hint of cute and badass. It covered the areas I wanted to hide and it showed the areas I wanted to accent. Overall, I LOVED it! I will be renting again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
February 22, 2016
I was told, "second to the bride, you're the best dressed!" and "you have GOT to buy this dress!"
Great dress. Will rent again. Flattering, and super cool to boot. Nice option to hide my less than favorite areas :)
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
February 23, 2016
I got so many compliments on this gorgeous and unusual dress!
The fit was true to size, and in great condition.
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
March 19, 2016
The PERFECT dress for an upscale event.
There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful this dress is. I wore it on a film festival red carpet and it was the star of the show. You can wear a regular bra with it (score one for us well-endowed gals!) and shapewear only if you choose to because the material isn't clingy at all. I'm not happy with my size right now (I wear a 14), but the 14W made me look flawless. The 16W was a bit too big. Of course, the cape makes the sheath, but it isn't intrusive at all. I paired it with the Av Max Gold Hammered Cuff, gold earrings and clutch, and black tights and boots to make it a bit more casual and because it was quite cold outside. If you're being photographed, you can probably only wear this show-stopper once; otherwise, I'd gladly purchase it for my wardrobe.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 38
April 9, 2016
I received numerous compliments. The dress is red carpet stylish.
Comfortable fabric with the right amount of stretch. Great length. All around fabulous.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 49
April 25, 2016
The dress was a big hit - paired with a great pair of shoes! The dress was very comfortable.
The dress was very flattering and was true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
April 19, 2016
Great Fit - very comfortable
I loved the way this dress fit. And the cape kept me warm.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
October 13, 2015
I had so many compliments on this dress and how regal it was...it was perfect for the occasion !
The dress fit me true to size with just enough stretch. The dress had a nice shape and was comfortable all night. The size 18 fit just as well but going up a size gave me a little more wiggle room which is necessary when your working an event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
October 16, 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: 53
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 260lbs
October 16, 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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 235lbs
December 22, 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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
November 10, 2015
Superwoman to the rescue!
I ADORE a cape, and this dress did not disappoint. It was comfortable, incredibly flattering, and I received oodles of compliments when I wore it. I will definitely rent again!
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 240lbs
November 12, 2015
Rented this for a work awards banquet. Loved it! So unique... got tons of compliments.
Ran a little large.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
November 30, 2015
Celebrating my son's upcoming wedding; wore it to his rehearsal dinner.
Dress fit beautifully! Lots of compliments; great length.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 61
December 1, 2015
Sophisticated simplicity.
Was looking for something suitable to wear to a black-tie wedding. This dress was fantastic as it could be dressed up or down with appropriate accessories. Comfortable fit. Dark navy color. Only down-side was the dresses overall length was a bit shorter than I'm used to.
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
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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