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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217 reviews
Fit
Large
(45)
True to Size
(108)
Small
(4)
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
November 10, 2013
I received so many compliments on this dress!
Fit was fine. I had worn a dress by the same designer for my rehearsal dinner, so I knew how it would look. I love the gold zipper in the back. I paired the dress with wedge heels from Target and these fab earrings: http://www.renttherunway.com/shop/designers/pierced_jewelry/fullbloomearrings0 Overall, I was very satisfied with the look.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215lbs
November 10, 2013
A successful rental, a pretty dress!
This is a nice dress for a semi formal or formal event. Helps hide the belly, and the lace arms are nice. I wore with nude pumps and felt very comfortable the entire evening. You can also wear a regular bra, which is a plus. I was afraid it would look too matronly, but it didn't.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
November 18, 2013
Nice black dress but a little bit too much material and coverage for me.
This dress was beautiful but the material was very heavy and it felt a little bit "frumpy" on me. It didn't help that it was too big as well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230lbs
November 25, 2013
Loved it on the model....
The dress has a very tubular feel. There is little shape to it and it runs large. I ordered it in an 18, according to my measurements and it was waaaay too big. Even the 16 was a bit too big. When I rent again I might try it in the plum, the lace was beautiful
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 214lbs
December 6, 2013
Beautiful dress! Don't forget spanx!
Zipper was a little bulgy or wavy in the back but I didn't mind, it was just what I needed. I didn't get to wear it unfortunately.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
September 4, 2014
Perfect Wedding Guest Dress!
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.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 200lbs
December 1, 2014
Great dress for any occasion
Runs a little large - super comfortable!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 230lbs
January 15, 2014
I stopped by the Vegas location at the Cosmopolitan and the staff was awesome. Brittany was fab!
Fit great felt fabulous! This dress I have rented twice so far and I just love it! I received so many compliments.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
January 17, 2014
Runs big and baggy
On the model it looks more form fitting, but it is in reality kind of baggy. I would suggest ordering your size and the size down. I ended up wearing it because I had no other choice, but it was not my favorite.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
January 21, 2014
Very very comfortable and classy
This looked great and was comfortable and classy. Exactly what I had hoped for.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
January 31, 2014
Got Lots of Compliments
Dress looked great and I got lots of compliments throughout the evening. Wish the dress had more shape to it. On the model it looks like it has a little curve and fit to it but when I put it on it had a very tubular look to it. Rented the earrings shown in picture also (recommended when I rented the dress) and they went well with the dress. Earrings were in a silver setting while dress had a gold zipper but you couldn't really tell unless you were really looking. Gold zipper on dress isn't as "gold" as I would have like. Was more a tarnished bronzy gold rather than a shiny true gold. All together I really liked the dress and will be renting from rent the runway again, although maybe not this dress again.
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230lbs
February 5, 2014
Nice dress overall, though maybe a bit boring.
This was a dress I rented as a backup in case I didn't want to show my arms in the other dress I rented. I ended up loving my other dress so much, though, that I didn't end up wearing this one, though I tried it on anyways. It looked nice and ran true to size, but looked a little bit matronly on me. I wouldn't have felt terrible in it had I worn it to my event, but I didn't think it looked amazing on me or anything.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
February 19, 2014
Love the lace!
When I first took the dress out of the bag, I thought this dress looked kind of old. After I put it on, I loved it! The material is a little heavy so it's a perfect dress for cooler temperatures. The dress itself is very comfortable, with a little stretch. I usually wear a 14 or 16 and went with the smaller size for this dress. The back comes down a little bit, but it is not too revealing. I also loved it because I was able to wear a regular bra with it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
February 28, 2014
The dress was perfect. It arrived on time and when it was time to send back, super easy to ship.
The dress runs large. I usually wear 16 and the 14w fit great. It could even have gone maybe one more size down but I decided to keep it and not wear spanx like I planned and be more relaxed in it. The material was thick so I didn't need shape wear. The dress was so comfortable. It was prefect for a formal wedding and comfortable and roomy enough that I could dance without worrying about pulling down on it or anything. I wore it with pearls and black pumps. I received so many compliments. I will rent again just for the compliments alone. If I didn't know better, I'd think RTR put them all up to it.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 218lbs
March 11, 2014
I loved this dress! I got complimented all night long!
Fit is a bit stretchy but in a very flattering way. Light spanx was all I needed.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
March 16, 2014
Perfect LBD!
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.
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 235lbs
March 17, 2014
I loved this dress from the moment I took it out of the box. I got so many compliments.
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.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 48
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
March 30, 2014
Looked great!
Very comfortable.
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 61
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 220lbs
April 2, 2014
This dress is CLASSY, ELEGANT, and GORGEOUS! More compliments than I could count!!!
True to size; Beautifully designed; Fitted; I LOVED wearing it!
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 240lbs
April 7, 2014
This dress was perfect for a gorgeous wedding with fabulous friends!
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.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
April 11, 2014
Great dress!
I ended up wearing the 14 and still had more than enough breathing room. Loved the fit and the lace sleeves in particular.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
May 5, 2014
Beautiful dress for a summer 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!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 64
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 212lbs
May 19, 2014
I wore this to a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" themed bridal shower. Perfect!
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.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
June 3, 2014
Sexy
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.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220lbs
June 9, 2014
This dress was very comfortable and slimming!
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.
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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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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!
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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: 58
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: 54
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!
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