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Polished in Sable Sheath

$35 rental
$195 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

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

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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150 reviews
Fit
Large39
True to Size82
Small1
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 57
February 7, 2016
I loved the way I looked!
Dress is super comfortable and very flattering. I liked it so much I rented it twice! I received many compliments.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
February 6, 2016
Perfect fit, gorgeous dress!
I absolutely loved the way this dress fit and how it made me fell. Very flattering and comfortable!
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
January 27, 2016
I absolutely loved this dress! I received tons of complements.
The dress was a little loose, but I liked how it fit. It was forgiving in all the right places. I would rent this dress again in a heartbeat!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
January 9, 2016
This dress made me feel confident!
I love this dress!! I would love to buy it! The dress fit well; not too tight so I was able to dance and be comfortable in it all day and night! I added the belt to give myself a little more shape. I wore this dress as a personal attendant in a wedding. I would recommend this dress for many occasions - you can dress it up or dress it down. Great first experience with RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
December 25, 2015
Loved this dress!
I was very pleased with the fit of this dress. I usually wear an 18 and that's the size I wore. I got compliments all night on this dress. Would rent this one again down the road
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230lbs
December 21, 2015
I absolutely loved this dress! Wanted to keep. Perfect holiday work party dress!
Fabric is nice and stretchy, but still looks classy. Arm coverage is very nice.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 21, 2015
loved the dress, very comfortable, great length too!!
fit perfectly!!
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 45
December 20, 2015
Perfect Dress! Highly recommend RTR! My first time renting and it was great experience.
Perfect fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Age: 49
December 12, 2015
wore this to my office holiday dinner
The fit was a little big - so I went with the 18. I loved this dress! I got a lot of compliments. It was very comfortable.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
December 9, 2015
I felt so pretty that night.
True to size, very comfortable.
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 5, 2015
It was so comfortable
This dress was perfect! I got lots of compliments and it was very comfy. I loved how the dress looked in the back. This was my first Rent the Runway and it will not be my last.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 19
November 28, 2015
Compliments
This dress was probably the best select for me. It's made for all shapes and sizes! The sizes run a little big (depending on your actual body type) which is good because I ended up wearing the smallest size I ordered. Loved it! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
November 24, 2015
I loved that the lace 3/4 sleeves covered my arms with lace. I also loved the zipper down the back.
I usually wear a 14/16 or L/XL. This dress was baggy on me. I also had a hard time keeping the dress on my shoulders.
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 23, 2015
It was very comfortable and the black color was super flattering.
I was concerned about the sleeves fitting but they were a great fit. Also the length was comfortable for sitting and standing without being too short. The back is cut down but I was able to wear a regular bra with it which was great
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
November 22, 2015
Simple and sheek
Easy to wear and very comfortable. I wore for a work party and it was feminine but still appropriate for a work crowd. Wore another size.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
November 11, 2015
I felt beautiful, looked beautiful and the dress fit like a dream! A classic little black dress!
The 18W was just a little large but it was comfortable and didn't look "too" large. Everything was very comfortable and I loved that I could wear a regular bra with it and a pair of heels and fancy chandelier earrings and it was just enough.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 10, 2015
Slimming, Sexy & Comfortable !
I wore this size 18 to an engagement party. SO COMFORTABLE ! Fit perfect in all the right places. True to size. Not too light, not too heavy material. Just perfect. The full length zipper was stylish and easy to use. I would rent this over and over and over again ! Bra Size 40F
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 198lbs
November 8, 2015
Great dress flatters all shapes and comfortable
#gala #cocktail
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
November 3, 2015
Perfect!
Dress fit very well and was perfect for singing at a friend's wedding. I did feel more Covered up than normal.
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 1, 2015
Flattering and classy
I never wear sheath dresses but this one was great. The lace was beautiful and the zipper back was a nice touch.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 54
October 11, 2015
Such an elegant dress.
This was my first order. Where have you been all my life??!! Great experience. This dress is gorgeous, fits perfect and is so comfortable. I received so many compliments.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
October 11, 2015
i loved the neckline
the dress was a bit heavy and got a bit hot while dancing but overall I was incredibly happy with this dress and loved loved the dress, how I felt, how I looked and got compliments all evening. I wore a regular underwire bra and spanx with it and it gave me a clean line from top to bottom. I wore nude heels and small pearl earrings and it was perfect.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
October 10, 2015
Comfortable and stylish!
Love the fit! It was a bit loose so it left some room for my 8 month pregnant belly (I did size up to plan for this accommodation though). Very comfortable and numerous compliments. I would definitely wear this dress again.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
October 8, 2015
Dress was very flattering, hid all my problem areas and was classy and elegant.
I added a gold belt to give the dress more pop and a little more shape = )
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
October 4, 2015
The ordering process was super easy!
Fit true to size. The dress was a little longer than I would normally wear, but adding a belt made for a younger look. Unfortunately, UPS attempted to drop off my dress while I was at work and did not leave it. I had to wait an extra day to get my dress. If you're in a time crunch, this is something to consider! Try to contact UPS about leaving the dress prior to their first attempt.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 229lbs
October 1, 2015
Outshone most of the other presenters in a polished and professional way.
Rented this dress to give a closing lecture at a museum exhibition. The dress was very comfortable. It ran fairly true to size. The zipper in the back kept getting caught on the seat when I was driving but other than that it looked very professional
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
September 28, 2015
The dress was extremely flattering.
I got the 20W and 22W. The 20W fit but was hugged my waist, while the 22W fit in the wait it was slightly big in the arms. It still looked great though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
September 13, 2015
Pretty dress! The scalloped edges along the neck, back, and bottom gave it a nice feminine touch.
I wish it would have been a bit more shaped/form fitting. The exposed zipper was a nice touch.
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
September 13, 2015
Comfortable and beautiful dress!
I highly recommend ordering this dress (on the right); there is a little bit of stretch to the lace (including the sleeves) so I never felt uncomfortable even going from standing to sitting to standing, etc. It seems to run a little large. If there had been the option of ordering a 12 that would have fit a little better. I lost a little of my figure in it, but that also meant I knew nothing was going to show that I would be self conscious about all night. The neckline is beautiful and the full zip detail on the back got a lot of compliments. I wore it to a formal cocktail party and it was totally appropriate. Overall a great dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Pear
September 9, 2015
Very comfortable and easy to move in
Loved everything about this dress; the chicness and how classic it was made it easy to wear and accessorize. Would rent it again!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 55
September 8, 2015
Absolutely awesome!
My girlfriend rents from this site all the time and raves about it. I rented this dress for a fancy awards dinner for work. I was truly impressed with the ease of ordering, on time delivery and return. The dress itself was wonderful, I got a lot of compliments. Returning was easy....and the notification they received it back was nice. I will definitely use Renttherunway again ;) thank you for making my shopping stress free and easy!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
September 5, 2015
I wore this dress to an event where I needed to be nicely dressed but still modest.
I love this designer, Adrianna Papell. This is the second time I've worn a dress by this brand. As a curvy woman sometimes I have trouble finding the right fit. The Adrianna Papell dresses are sophisticated yet sexy. I felt super confident and was definitely the best dressed in the room.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
September 3, 2015
beautiful dress
After reading all the reviews I picked a dress true to my size. I should've gone a size smaller. The dress wasn't too- too big but it was big enough to make me look box-y. I had to add a small belt on the waist to give me some shape. The material is thick but just shows quality and not cheap lace. It wasn't too hot either. I live in Miami so heat here has been pretty bad but the thick material didn't make me melt. I wore it to my husbands yearly work party so looking a little conservative was the look I was going for but still trying to look young. I'm a new mom so this type of dress helped hide my still there baby belly. overall the dress is beautiful and I got lots of compliments on it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Body type: Full Bust
September 2, 2015
Comfort....
This dress is so incredibly comfortable! It fits like it should and maybe even on the forgiving side. Mine hit just as the knee and I'm 5'8. The lace is stretchy so the arms are forgiving and so is the chest area for those with a large bust. The dress zips up the whole back, so you can give yourself a slit in the back or not. It's a very lovely dress and so comfortable. I would recommend this to any body type.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
August 23, 2015
Perfect conservative party dress with a twist
I rented this dress for a work cocktail party. The hemline was conservative as were the semi-sheer sleeves. The zip back made it interesting - The dress is lined and has a nice weight and drape. It isn't very fitted, so it hangs more straight, but does show your curves.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
August 21, 2015
Sadly, it was for a memorial service for my FIL - it was very appropriate, elegant and respectful.
Fit true to size, has plenty of stretch so you don't feel like a sausage - (being bigger than I usually am made me a bit insecure). It looks lovely, better than the pictures show. Has a very distinct, strong but beautiful feel. I would wear it for anything from a board meeting to a dinner at a nice place. This is my third rental and honestly, I don't think I will ever buy another dress, other than casual basic dresses. It is so easy to use and I cannot begin to say how incredibly wonderful the service is! I can't wait for party season to come - I am really hoping for another really formal one this year. I have a major event in April and I am already working on choosing the dress and dropping the "stress eating" pounds so I can do a dress justice. Thank you, again, RTR, for making what used to be a huge pain in the backside to something really fun!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
August 20, 2015
You feel classically beautiful. Great neckline. You just feel pretty.
It's warm. Consider an alternative if event is outside in warm climates.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
August 17, 2015
This dress was perfect for a wedding. It was classy and dressy.
I ordered both the 14 and 16. The 14 fit perfectly, but the 16 felt much better, so I wore the 16. The dress was comfortable and the sleeves were perfect. The length was perfect, this dress allowed for movement. I really loved this dress, it is a must have LBD.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
August 13, 2015
Perfectly elegant
I love this dress so much. Actually on it in a few different colors except not black so just to make sure I ordered both the 14 and the 16. I was not exactly sure but I know that this dress tends to run a little big. I ended up wearing 14 because I knew that the 16 was going to stretch out over the night. This is what has happened in the past. The 14 was a little snug at first but within about 30 minutes it fit perfectly! This dress it's perfect for a wedding. That lace makes it elegant and timeless. You will not go wrong renting this and it comes in so many colors!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
August 2, 2015
Great customer service and gorgeous dress!
Great fit and very forgiving style. Hides everything you want it to, but the dress still gives a nice shape to your body. I wore this to a bachelorette party and was very comfortable walking, dancing, and sitting in this dress. Only con is that I wore it in the summer and the sleeves are heavier than they look. I was very hot- but that was my fault for renting a sleeved dress in the summer.
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