Adrianna Papell

Polished in Sable Sheath

$35 rental
$195 Retail

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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 and coral.

Size & Fit

Sized: 14W-22W

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 14W-22W

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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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113 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 62
Large 33
Photos 49
Morgan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 240 lbs
Oct 23, 2014

Danced all night... Caught the bouquet ;)

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Heather
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 280 lbs
Jun 17, 2015

This was my first RTR experience and it was great!

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Party
Dress was a great fit and was very comfortable! True to size and a perfect length!
Kathleen
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200 lbs
May 22, 2015

Wish I didn't have to return it!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this last minute for a very formal wedding and it ended up being PERFECT! I'm glad it was the Wide option because it is very form fitting and I don't like super tight clothes. I got so many compliments on the dress and was thrilled with my choice. It looked elegant and I felt great in it. Definitely recommend. I was worried it would rub on my armpits but it didn't and ordering it was the best thing I've ever done!
RTR Customer
May 21, 2015

First time to rent, it's so simple & easy!!! Loved the dress. So comfortable & pretty.

Size worn: 14W
Rented for: Party
Fit was loose but perfect! Great dress!!
Anne
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 232 lbs
Apr 12, 2015

Loved this dress. It looks even better in person!! You won't be disappointed!

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was perfect. Very comfortable. This was my first rental. I will definitely be back for more!!
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Mar 8, 2015

Perfect dress!

Size worn: 14W
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Sara
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 250 lbs
Jan 30, 2015

Having my friends around for my 31st was simply the best!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!!
Love
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215 lbs
Jan 12, 2015

Very nice dress. Covers all the right places. I felt very good and confident

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Maggie
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Jan 4, 2015

This dress made me feel beautiful and I got lots of compliments! It was just so classy and elegant.

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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 :)
Theresa
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Dec 30, 2014

This dress made me look beautiful, and made me feel comfortable and confidant.

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Dominique
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 22, 2014

I felt gorgeous!

Size worn: 20W
Rented for: Other
This is the perfect LBD! Super flattering and very comfortable.
Cindy
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Apple
Dec 14, 2014

Excellent customer service.

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Wedding
Worn with a belt. The dress needed some shape.
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

Got soooo many compliments on this dress!

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Party
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.
Kristine
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Dec 3, 2014

Great Night! Comfortable Dress!!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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. :)
Jade
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210 lbs
Nov 29, 2014

Classy look

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Quietvoice
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210 lbs
Nov 29, 2014

It was so nice to have strangers stop me to say how gorgeous I looked. My mom thought I lost weight!

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Nov 12, 2014

Sophisticated and elegant dress.

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Val
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 29, 2014

I got so many compliments on this Adrianna Papell dress!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Danielle
Age: 30
Oct 28, 2014

Arrived on time and perfectly clean!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful and I received many complements. It was a little bit shapeless, as the waist wasn't fitted but overall I would wear it again - I might use a belt next time to give it some shape.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 214 lbs
Oct 25, 2014

Love this dress! It felt so good on and fit perfect!!! I got so many compliments:)

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Agenevich
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230 lbs
Oct 19, 2014

Such a great dress that I was able to get last minute. Beautiful fit and lots of compliments!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit true to size -smaller size fit but larger size allowed me to feel less self conscious. Truly an awesome dress!!
RTR Customer
Oct 14, 2014

Rtr was so easy and stress free! I will definitely be using RTR again!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!!
RTR Customer
Sep 20, 2014

Being comfortable to dance all night

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Fit comfortably, flattering
Noreen
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 17, 2014

I rented this dress for a family wedding.

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!
shannon
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 220 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

I was recognized on stage in front of 8000 people! I wanted a dress that was gorgeous! This was it!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Felt very glam all night! Loved the lace & the zipper all the way up the back. I would rent again!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Absolutely beautiful dress! A little longer than expected, hit right at the knee. Very classic style. Received complements all night!
Elyse
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 4, 2014

Perfect Wedding Guest Dress!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I do not have one bad thing to say about this dress. It fits true to size and is very comfortable. The sheath style can look a bit boxy so I paired it with a skinny belt and got so many complements all night (as with every RTR dress and accessory). Can't wait to rent again in the plum! Earrings are Elizabeth Cole Jet Ombré Bacall.
Melissa
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220 lbs
Sep 3, 2014

Cute dress but well loved

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Definitely runs large, I usually wear a 16 but the 14 fit me fine. Be a bit cautious if you have larger upper arms because the fabric is not stretchy in the least. The dress was lovely and I got many compliments however you could definitely tell that it had been well loved and worn many, many times. There were a few snags in the lace and some fraying on the hem.
Elise
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220 lbs
Sep 1, 2014

My Fave RTR Dress!!!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Gorgeous, hassle free dress! I added a belt to give it some curves, but otherwise everything is right about this dress. Very flattering and the length was perfect. I was getting compliments all night! I'll definitely be renting this dress again.
Kristy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220 lbs
Jun 9, 2014

This dress was very comfortable and slimming!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fits well, the tight area is only around your hips so for someone pear shaped like me the 16 was great. Although the 14 fit at the top the 16 gave enough room to be comfortable all night.
Aubree
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 3, 2014

Sexy

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a fancy awards ceremony. I got a lot of great compliments on it. Very comfortable and can be worn two different ways. The zipper in the back lets you have a little slit and be sext or keep the zipper closed for a moderate look.
RTR Customer
Jun 1, 2014

Everybody commented how the dress was so pretty with the lace!! I felt so pretty!!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress runs a little large, I ordered a 18 and a 20 and wore the 18 and it was still large. I normally wear a 18w pant. I had a baby 4 months ago and was worried about the fit, but made me look perfect! I would rent this dress again for other occasions!
Jean
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 63
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 212 lbs
May 19, 2014

I wore this to a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" themed bridal shower. Perfect!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress fit perfectly. Tons of compliments. The gold zipper up the back made this dress stand out as chic and very now. I paired this with Ciner Crystal Teardrop Earrings, Ben-Amun Crystal Bracelet and the Diane Von Furstenberg Clutch. Can't wait for my next RTR dress to arrive.
Sasha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210 lbs
May 5, 2014

Beautiful dress for a summer wedding!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered the 16W and the 14W and decided to wear the 14W. Fit was good, but I added a belt to bring the dress in a bit to give me some curves. Loved it! Wanted to bring it home! Will order again!
Renee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 60
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 230 lbs
Jan 15, 2014

I stopped by the Vegas location at the Cosmopolitan and the staff was awesome. Brittany was fab!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit great felt fabulous! This dress I have rented twice so far and I just love it! I received so many compliments.
nicole
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 7, 2014

It was limited entry

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved it
Joanna
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 240 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

This dress was perfect for a gorgeous wedding with fabulous friends!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was true to size. I felt gorgeous in this dress and received compliments on it all night! I paired with earrings, gold bangles, and gold/pearl jeweled necklace. A necklace is really not needed because the scalloped top of the dress is very flattering. The dress fell to a little above the knee, and had the thick sheathe was very forgiving. I did wear spanx underneath.
Brittany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 235 lbs
Mar 17, 2014

I loved this dress from the moment I took it out of the box. I got so many compliments.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I could not have been happier with this dress. I wore it to work a fundraising gala. I wore it from 4 in the afternoon until 2 the next morning and was completely comfortable the entire time. The dress was modest without being frumpy. Bottom line I would rent this dress again in a heartbeat.
Kiley
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 16, 2014

Perfect LBD!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I knew from reading the reviews that this dress runs a tad on the big side. I definitely have to agree. I just added a belt to give it more shape and add a little bit more visual interest. The lace is gorgeous and the details at the sleeves, neckline and hem were great. I got tons of compliments on the dress. Perfect LBD for my event.
Anne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Jan 5, 2014

Comfortable Dress

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a January wedding in Charleston. It definitely runs big and I would have liked it to be a little shorter (I'm 5'3"). Also, the dress won't lie flat in the back because of the zipper. All in all it was great for a basic black dress and I would definitely recommend it.
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