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

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

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

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

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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233 reviews
Fit
Large
(47)
True to Size
(117)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Age: 47
October 17, 2017
The event was wonderful because of friends and family that attended.
The dress fit very nicely. Wasn't too tight or too large. Flattering fit for a currvy girl.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
October 9, 2017
Great dress for a fall wedding!
This dress runs true to size and can be dressed up with sparkly jewelry for a fancier event but I opted for simple gold earrings and bracelets for this event. The dress didn't stretch out or anything throughout the evening which was great and very comfortable for dancing. The length was perfect as well - I will definitely be renting this dress again!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 47
October 7, 2017
comfortable and elegant.
I'm 5'2" , size 16. The length was just above the knee- very nice. Upper sleeve is typically an issue for me, but this dress was just perfect. I would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Weight: 235lbs
October 3, 2017
Simply stated
This dress was the perfect little black dress! It was very elegant and easy to dress up. I wore it for a cocktail party and got lots of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
September 29, 2017
My first time renting, ordered wrong size, I went by size chart not by size I wear 14P/ , 29W
When I ordered this beautiful lace dress I ordered a size up. I'm a 14P but I ask for a 20w. For my only nephew's formal wedding in 6 days. The Rent The Runway Amazing Team of awesome Stylist came through. I returned 2 of the dresses I couldn't ware and 2 more were sent in the right size on time. Thanks to these awesome ladies at Rent The Runway mission accomplished in Texas.
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 50
September 26, 2017
Everyone at the evening wedding loved the dress! Would definitely rent it again!
I would normally wear the 20 but it was a little snug on my arms. The 22 fit great--very comfortable!
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Age: 34
September 15, 2017
Fit was great.
Received many compliments on this dress. Fit was great. I am 5'10 but I have a larger booty so it was a little on the shorter side on me. Pretty happy with it though!
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Full Bust
September 15, 2017
This dress was AMAZING!! I got so many compliments!
Pros: Great fit, flattering on my figure, material was comfortable Cons: None
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Weight: 235lbs
September 13, 2017
I had to wear this dress for an all day event and I was comfortable the entire time!
I was worried about how my body type would look in this dress since it isn't very "structured" but was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on. This dress is comfortable, slimming, and looks great with or without tights, and can be dressed down or up. Would definitely rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
August 23, 2017
Perfect dress for an August evening at an elegant wedding on the waterfront
I wore the size 14W & The fit was perfect, and very comfortable. Easy to step into, not putting on over your head!, because the back zipper runs almost the whole length of the dress. If I did not wear any Spanx undergarments, the fit would have been more form fitting for me. This dress is lined, not "itchy" or "scratchy" whatsoever! I received many compliments on this dress too
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
August 15, 2017
Love this dress!
I ordered this for our 15th wedding anniversary celebration. I loved this dress! I normally wear a 14 and ordered the 14w with a 16w as a backup. The 14w had some extra room in it but the sleeves fit perfectly. Very flattering and may order again for an upcoming wedding.
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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 21
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 230lbs
August 11, 2017
I've never felt more confident!
I was super nervous to rent from RTR because being a plus size girl, it's NEVER easy to find a formal dress. They arrived at about 10AM the day they said they would and I tried on the 22W and it fit!! I was so happy! I then decided to test my luck even further and try on the 20W and I literally cried when it fit perfectly! It is SO forgiving and hides everything you want hidden while showing off your curves! I wore mine you the Younique Convention Masquerade Ball and it was perfect! I felt so gorgeous all night and received tons of compliments! It was a tad hot, but that's mostly due to being in New Orleans and dancing. I will definitely use RTR for the rest of my formal events! Return was simple as well! Just switch out the shipping label and take it to your local UPS store!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 225lbs
August 1, 2017
Great dress
Will rent again
Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Apple
Weight: 235lbs
July 17, 2017
Fantastic, simple, yet elegant lace sheath.
Great dress, but the lace kept catching my bracelet - so be careful!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Apple
July 13, 2017
I wore this dress to a wedding and received tons of compliments.
This dress fit like a glove! Luckily the size sent fit because for whatever reason I was not given a back up size.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 24, 2017
This was the perfect dress for a charity luncheon.
The dress was a great backdrop for statement jewelry. The lace sheath was classic and current. The 3/4 sleeves allowed for coverage in the chilly ballroom. Perfect for the event!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
June 19, 2017
people loved this dress on me
I could not get enough compliments on this dress. I wore it to a wedding & later to a convention dinner. Everyone was like where did you get it, it looks so great. I felt awesome.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 8, 2017
Perfect for graduation!
I wore this to my MBA graduation ceremony and it was a perfect fit. I love the lace detail and received many compliments. Would rent again for sure!
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Age: 33
June 2, 2017
Classic look.
This was a back up style I received when one of the dresses I ordered wasn't available. Fit great and felt really pretty - classic look, lots of compliments. Careful with jewelry and accessories - they tend to get caught in the lace.
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
May 15, 2017
Perfect dress
I have been recently been losing weight so I also had the 16W sent to me. I could have worn the 16 but it was much shorter and I liked the hemline of the 18. Awesome dress. Didn't feel too hot and I danced all night. Received many compliments!
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
May 14, 2017
Little black dress
Went one size up because of my chest size (40g) but was so flattering and made me feel great and was comfortable all night
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
May 11, 2017
Fabulous Dress!
This was a fabulous dress! The dress was super comfortable and my favorite part was you can basically wear any bra you want. Great LBD for any occasion.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
May 1, 2017
So glamorous
I wore it to a wedding and allover town. So many compliments
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 40C
May 1, 2017
An evening of compliments
When it comes to dress, it is very difficult for me to find something that i am pleased with as i feel everything doesn't look right on me. While shopping online for a dress for my work's fundraising event, i can across RTR (although i heard about it before on a morning show). So i begin looking at dresses and reading the reviews and decided to take a chance. Well, it paid off. It took me sometime to decide on which dress would be best, but after reading reviews and comparing feedback, I decided on this one. It fir perfectly, not too tight and not too loose. It fell right at my knees. The back line added just the right amount of elegance. Dont worry, the back line won't show your bra strap. This is definitely a dress i would rent again. CONS - none
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 25, 2017
Perfect, comfortable, flattering fit!
Wore this for a work gala, I was working the event so on the move, this dress was comfortable, flattering, and perfect for the event. Received many complements and would definitely rent again!
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
April 22, 2017
Classy but sexy.
This dress was a perfect fit for the occasion. I wore this dress to officiate a friend's wedding outdoors in Maine in mid April. I loved the scalloped neckline and the lace sleeves. No need for a necklace. I was initially nervous about the zipper down the full back of the dress, but I had absolutely no problems. I was able to sit and dance with ease.
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
April 15, 2017
Simple, but elegant
Very comfortable and flattering on my curvy figure! Plenty of room in the upper arms. I got several compliments. Worn to a fundraiser gala.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
March 28, 2017
Perfect for a wedding!
It was so comfortable, I was worried the lace would be uncomfortable and it was the opposite. I was so beyond comfortable I now want to get this dress in every color!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
March 27, 2017
So classy!
Out of 3 dress options I had for a reception at the Spanish Embassy, this one was the winner! Glad I got the 16W - it fit perfect. Lace detail around the neckline and hem were just some of the small details that made it great. The sleeves were structured but comfortable. The zipper in the back unzips from both ends so you can either keep it a straight column or raise the bottom zip for a nice slit. Regular bra was fine underneath - the back V didn't go down too far - and it was roomy enough up too that 38DD's weren't squished. Can be dressed up or down (my event was "black tie recommended"). Would def rent again!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
February 13, 2017
Easy to dress up for a formal wedding!
I wore this dress for a formal, evening wedding of a co-worker. It was beautiful and quite forgiving, as many previous reviewers have noted. I dressed it up with gold accessories to match the back zipper. I loved that it was modest up top (as I am quite busty), but still feminine with the black lace. Would rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
January 28, 2017
Classic (& Comfy) LBD
Wore this dress to a work event, paired with leopard pumps and red lip. The fabric is soft, felt so comfortable.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
January 28, 2017
This dress was perfect for the wedding I attended.
Great fit, really comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
January 26, 2017
Easy Elegance
I got this for my plus-sized sis who is picky. Er. Mah. Gerd. Picky. She looked polished and professional. She didn't have to think about any part of this dress fitting funny or shifting around. It was easy elegance. She told me that there were a few gents who accidentally made appreciative noises upon seeing the zipper up the back. That zipper also had a slimming effect of "breaking up the real estate."
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
January 23, 2017
Gorgeous dress!!
This was my second rental and I absolutely loved it. The pictures do not do the dress justice. The lace detail was very beautiful. I wore this to a formal work event and felt beautiful. The dress was a little big so I wore the smaller of the two I ordered. Can't wait for my next event to try something else but I would rent this dress again.
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Age: 35
January 17, 2017
Great dress for a wedding! Loved the fit and style of this dress. Would definitely rent again.
For true to size and had stretch to it that made it very comfortable.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
December 23, 2016
Company Christmas Party
This was the perfect dress for my companies Christmas Party. I received many compliments and the fit was wonderful. The dress was very comfortable and sexy without being revealing.
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Body type: Full Bust
December 9, 2016
First RTR order...I'm in love!
I rented this dress for a holiday party. It runs a little large but was very comfortable and stylish. I paired it with a dark red belt to give it a bit more shape in the waist. Overall I was very happy with the RTR process and the dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
December 5, 2016
So comfortable! Would totally order again.
Perfect for date night, rehearsal dinner, or engagement pictures
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
December 4, 2016
Best rental yet!
I loved this dress from the moment it arrived! I usually try to hide my body but this dress just made it look amazing! I got so many compliments from everyone! And it was so easy to add accessories and dress it up! Loved the whole night!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
December 3, 2016
Great dress!
Love this dress. Very good quality material. Perfect for our Christmas party.
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