Adrianna Papell

Polished in Sable Sheath

$35 rental
$195 retail
Stylist Notes

Bewitch him in this beautiful black lace sheath by Adrianna Papell. Feminine and sexy, you will feel confident all through cocktail hour! Layer on the glitz with AV Max's Gold Bangle Stack.

Also available in plum, navy, coral and cobalt.

Size & Fit

Sized: 14W-22W

Product Details

Black lace (61% Viscose, 39% Nylon). Three- quarter sleeves. Square neckline with scalloped lace edge. Pencil skirt. Exposed back zipper with inner snap closure. Lined. 41” from shoulder to hem. Imported

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215 reviews
Fit
Large
(45)
True to Size
(105)
Small
(4)
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 240lbs
July 13, 2014
I received a lot of compliments.
I felt very comfortable in the dress. For some reason it kept shifting to the right so I had to fix it a few times, but I would totally rent it again.
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
August 29, 2014
comfortable dress!
love it
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 220lbs
September 16, 2014
I was recognized on stage in front of 8000 people! I wanted a dress that was gorgeous! This was it!
I loved the length, the ease of getting it on, and the comfort! I felt like the 14 was a little loose, but better than a little tight!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
September 17, 2014
I rented this dress for a family wedding.
The dress runs true to size and fit nicely, and it was very comfortable. I will definitely be renting another dress from Rent the Runway!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Apple
October 10, 2014
I LOVED this dress! It was sexy! I received several compliments on it from strangers!
The dress fit like a glove. The length was appropriate. The gold exposed zipper gave it an added touch!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
December 22, 2014
I felt gorgeous!
This is the perfect LBD! Super flattering and very comfortable.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Body type: Apple
June 22, 2015
It was awesome!
My first experience with RTR and I felt like a million dollars - even though I was incredibly Self-conscious because I had gained weight - I was complimented all night long:)
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
September 20, 2014
Being comfortable to dance all night
Fit comfortably, flattering
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 198lbs
November 8, 2015
Great dress flatters all shapes and comfortable
#gala #cocktail
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Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 53
Body type: Full Bust
May 28, 2014
Fit great.
This was a great dress for New Year's Eve. I liked he length and the long sleeves.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 182lbs
October 1, 2014
Too boxy for my body shape
I am 5'2, normally a 14-16. I got this dress and although the dress fit well, the shape did nothing for me. Also I feel like it made me look a lot more busty than I already am (definitely do not need more attention in that area!) It's a beautiful dress, it would just look better on someone a bit taller and with more shape.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
October 13, 2014
Felt amazing
i wore this to a formal dinner at my old university. i felt like a million bucks in this dress. It runs a bit large. I didn't get complements but i didn't care. i loved the dress. definitely will rent again.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 14, 2014
Rtr was so easy and stress free! I will definitely be using RTR again!
Love this dress!!! I was getting compliments all night! The dress fits true to size and was comfortable all night! I did find it a little long for my height but it didn't bother me! I added a belt to enhance my figure but overall was the perfect dress!!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230lbs
October 19, 2014
Such a great dress that I was able to get last minute. Beautiful fit and lots of compliments!
Fit true to size -smaller size fit but larger size allowed me to feel less self conscious. Truly an awesome dress!!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 20, 2014
many compliments! very comfortable dress. I have rented it twice now for two weddings!
many compliments! very comfortable dress. I have rented it twice now for two weddings!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 240lbs
October 23, 2014
Danced all night... Caught the bouquet ;)
Dress was bigger on me than I imagined it would be. Was pleasantly surprised when the 16 fit after reading the reviews I made sure to also get the 18, but didn't take it out of the plastic! I'm 6'1" and every once in a while I felt like I might have been showing my spanks when I bent over... but nothing that prevented me from leaping through the air to get the bouquet! LOL. Definitely recommend. Felt beautiful and so comfortable. Had so much fun I forgot to take photos! Hoping to post one soon.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 214lbs
October 25, 2014
Love this dress! It felt so good on and fit perfect!!! I got so many compliments:)
The dress fell just above my knees and the 3/4 length sleeves were perfect for the end of October wedding in Chicago I wore it to!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
October 29, 2014
I got so many compliments on this Adrianna Papell dress!
The fit isn't very flattering in the midsection so luckily I had a belt to throw on and spice it up/sinch my waist a bit. Overall fit was great and I felt comfortable all night at the wedding we attended. I highly recommend anything by ADRIANNA PAPELL! I just recommend having a belt in mind when renting if you want to sinch the waist in a bit to show off curves.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
November 11, 2014
Pretty, but not for me!
This is plus-size sizing! In other RTR dresses, I'm a regular 14-16, but as this was plus-sized dress, I really could've used a 12 in this line, if they made such a thing. Overall the dress well nice and well made, the lace was gorgeous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
November 12, 2014
Perfect LBD
This dress fit perfectly. It was super comfortable and I got compliments all night. Very elegant, would rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
November 12, 2014
Sophisticated and elegant dress.
This dress is beautiful comfortable and soft. It did not hug but skimmed my curves. The 14w is a women's size. If you are a 12 or 14 regular this will be too large and shapeless. This was a great choice for a dinner and a Carnegie hall concert for my moms birthday. I got compliments on the dress and I felt very confident and comfortable. The dress hit me just below the knee but as I was sitting a lot this was preferable for me. I would rent this dress again but it comes in plum and pink and red and blue so I think I might just choose a different color next time!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
November 15, 2014
Size 22 isn't easy...
It's not easy to find a dress that fits well when you're a size 22. This dress was not only comfortable, but it fit well. The size 20 also fit, but I wore the 22 because I didn't need spanx with it. The arms are slightly stretchy so it doesn't appear as if the dress is too small or too tight. It hugs all of the right curves and hides the ones you want. I attended a formal event where Glen Beck was in attendance. His assistant had on the exact same dress in green, which made me smile. An excellent experience and I would definitely recommend this dress to all shapes and sizes.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210lbs
November 29, 2014
It was so nice to have strangers stop me to say how gorgeous I looked. My mom thought I lost weight!
The cut is very forgiving, which was great as I was 12 weeks pregnant at the time but hadn't told anyone I was expecting yet. No one could tell! Several though I had lost weight!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
November 29, 2014
Classy look
I typically wear a 16 and I thought I ordered and 16 and 14 as a back up but when the package came it was the 14 and I was worried but it slipped right on and was very comfortable. I got a TON of compliments on it and it was perfect for a night of dancing too.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
December 3, 2014
Great Night! Comfortable Dress!!
This dress was extremely comfortable. I probably could have worn the size smaller but in all honesty, the dress fit comfortably and still gave me enough shape so I was happy with it. I didn't have to wear spanx or anything. The length was PERFECT. Not too short, but not too long either. I was worried about the high neckline as I usually wear something much lower, but the dress was very flattering and people from work couldn't believe it was me! I loved this dress and will be renting it again soon for a wedding that I am participating in. :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
December 8, 2014
Got soooo many compliments on this dress!
A lot of people said this dress runs large, but I didn't think so. I was also worried about some of the reviews stating that it was tight in the arms, but again, I had no problem with that and I have big upper arms. I am 5'2" and the dress fell to right above/at my knees. Also, there were enough reviews that said this was kind of boxy and they needed a belt to give it some more shape. And again, I had no problems. This dress runs true to size. I felt so beautiful in this outfit, and I don't say that often.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230lbs
December 13, 2014
Gorgeous
So many compliments. The dress is so pretty, the fit is comfortable and forgiving. Will definitely rent again.
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Apple
December 14, 2014
Excellent customer service.
Worn with a belt. The dress needed some shape.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 235lbs
December 15, 2014
Absolutely beautiful!
Pictures do not do this dress justice! This was actually sent to me by customer service when my back-up size was unavailable for a dress in my original order. As this was the day before my husband's work Xmas party, time was short and the lovely person in customer service found this dress for me based on my request for sleeves and mid-length. While I was on the phone with her, I was looking at the website, too. When she suggested this dress, I wasn't terribly excited, but as I was worried my other choices wouldn't fit, I was willing to try. The dress was overnighted to me, and arrived at 9am at my door. My original order had arrived the evening before, and both of the dresses in it were wonderful and fit very well. I considered not even trying this dress on, as it looked very plain on the hanger. I'm so glad I gave it a chance! It was absolutely gorgeous!!! The lace is a heavy, almost embroidered lace, but quite soft with a bit of stretch, so very comfortable. The sleeves are unlined, and came midways down my forearm, which was a very flattering length; the neckline is a boatneck style which I loved (even though I usually go with something a bit more revealing!). The fit, while not tight, was a bit body-con, just skimming my curves, and came down to just about an inch below my knee. This dress was incredibly elegant and well-made, and I couldn't wait to wear it! I wore the dress with a low-heeled fabric pump, nude hose, and jet heavy chandelier earrings, which created a very vintage, Old Hollywood look. I loved how this dress looked and felt. I received so many compliments! At least a dozen women came up just to ask me where I had bought it (and I told them all about RTR!), and to tell me how gorgeous it was! I even had a few of my husband's male coworkers make a point of telling him that they liked it! I would rent this again in a heartbeat, and would love to add it to my closet as my go-to LBD.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
December 17, 2014
I really enjoyed how sturdy this dress was. I added a gold belt to it to help add a curve.
The zipper in the back got me to many compliments. I added a gold belt around my waist because I felt it fell a little flat/boxy on my body. The belt added the curve and sinch at my waist that I was looking for. I felt the dress was a little bit long, not so long I felt frumpy, but long enough to need to wear a heel. I enjoyed the dress - it was heavy on my body and was definitely warm. I would recommend to anyone needing a dress for a formal affair.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 240lbs
December 26, 2014
Beautiful, classy dress
This dress was gorgeous. It fit perfectly and it's very slimming. The only con I would say is that the material catches so make sure you don't wear any bracelets that will catch on the fabric.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 195lbs
December 29, 2014
I've rented this so many times I should just buy it!
This is probably my favorite dress; I would buy it if I didn't keep changing sizes. The nice thing is, it's fit at every size! It skims the body enough to not look like a sack, while still feeling loose enough that you can indulge in Holiday goodies. Even for my ample bust (despite what the profile says, I'm a 34G), I look defined but not overlarge. HIGHLY recommend to anyone with a large chest and apple shape, but I think it would look great on most bodies. I'd give it 6 stars if I could!
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
December 30, 2014
This dress made me look beautiful, and made me feel comfortable and confidant.
This was the first dress I have rented from RTR, and I was thrilled with the dress (and the overall experience)! The dress was in great shape - I had been worried about renting a dress with a lace overlay like this, but it was very well-kept, with only maybe one or two small tugs in the lace (unnoticeable to anyone but me, really). I thought it fit to my body nicely too; hugged my shape just slightly and was very comfortable. Overall, this dress was a big win for me!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
January 4, 2015
This dress made me feel beautiful and I got lots of compliments! It was just so classy and elegant.
The dress was GORGEOUS in person. It fit wonderfully and was super comfortable. The details in it were perfect and it was perfect for a winter formal wedding. The only con was that the lace was easy to snag on jewelry so I just ended up taking off my bracelet so I wouldn't damage the dress! Overall, this was a perfect fit :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215lbs
January 12, 2015
Very nice dress. Covers all the right places. I felt very good and confident
I ordered this dress in 14W and 16W but ended up wearing 16W. I am size 16 and ordered 14 only bc people were saying that it runs bigger. I did not have this problem may be bc my bottom was always bigger the the top. I had a lot of complements and people even said that I lost weight.
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
January 14, 2015
Fab dress - so flattering, comfortable, and pretty! I got so many compliments on it!!
I wore it a size down from my normal and it was still a teeny roomy so keep in mind when ordering. But really was just a dream - here's a dress I'd actually like to own!!
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 229lbs
January 15, 2015
Dress fit almost perfectly true to size. Loved it and received so many compliments!
The length was great - not too long or too short. The only con was that it snagged on just about every necklace I tried on with it. I ended up not wearing a necklace but it still looked great.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 250lbs
January 30, 2015
Having my friends around for my 31st was simply the best!
The dress was very flattering and extremly comfortable. For my 31st birthday, I didn't want to go too crazy, but I did want to wear something special. This was just the ticket and was exactly was I was looking for. I loved that I was able to wear a regular bra with it and it's perfect for winter! Definitely recommend this dress. Figure flattering, hides the tummy, makes your butt look phenom, and holds the girls in a good place. 5 stars!!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
February 4, 2015
I wish I had taken a picture of me in the dress! I got many compliments and I felt very beautiful!
The fit was very good! I usually wear a 14 and this was a 14W so it was a little loose through the middle but not so loose that it looked sloppy. I'm usually not comfortable dressing up but felt extremely comfortable in this beautiful dress. I was impressed with the quality and the condition of the dress. I was thinking that it would possibly look well worn but quite the contrary, it looked brand new!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
March 8, 2015
Perfect dress!
I cannot say enough great things about this dress. I've never worn a dress that had no shape to it before so I was worried about the fit, but it's relaxed and looked fantastic on! The dress was clearly worn before (you could see a little fraying on the lace) but I guarantee no one could see except me. I was worried that the length would be a little awkward on me, but with some high heels it worked out great! Highly highly recommend!
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