Alberta Ferretti

Love Lockdown Gown

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$1295 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Va Va Voom!!! Look insanely sexy in this Alberta Ferretti criss-cross back halter gown. A slimming black gown for your black tie event of the year. Shown here with the kate spade accessories' Japanese Floral Pearl Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-46, Italian Sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size – comfortable room in bust area
WAIST: Fitted – dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted – stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Petite, Athletic, Pear, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-46, Italian Sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size – comfortable room in bust area
WAIST: Fitted – dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted – stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Petite, Athletic, Pear, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black jersey. V neckline. Cut-out back. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side back. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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24 reviews

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Small 3
True to Size 19
Large 2
Photos 18
Zoe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Jun 19, 2012

Perfect black gown!

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Alberta Feretti has done it again! This dress was a masterpiece, and all eyes were on me! The material is comfortable, but I would definitely recommend a nubra because of the detailed back!
Angie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Jul 25, 2012

Loved this dress! Super elegant yet daring at the same time

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress so much. I felt super elegant and was obsessed with the back. Also, since I'm pretty short (5'3"), I was happy with the length. I wore my standard 4" heels and the length was great! Had to deduct one star though because it took me forever to get on! The straps are really complicated, so I would make sure to look at the photos on this site and try to get all the straps in the right place BEFORE you step in to it. Takes some work, but worth it!
Nisey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Aug 13, 2012

Great Dress

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit to the T. Got so many compliments on this dress
Nisey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Aug 13, 2012

Great Dress

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit to the T. Got so many compliments on this dress
Kimberley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 26, 2012

Elegant

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm typically a 4, but ordered the 6 as well to be safe. They both fit about the same, but I wore the 4 because it was longer. I'm 5'5" and it dusted the floor in 4.5" heels
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 30, 2012

Va Va Voom Gown, Almost Perfect for Black Tie Wedding

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was very happy with this gown and received plenty of compliments. It was a tad too sexy and I felt a little self-conscious about how low it was in the front. Perhaps if I pinned it I would have felt more comfortable. Regardless, the back was exquisite and I am glad I rented this gown.
Flower
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147 lbs
Oct 10, 2012

Felt like the sexiest gal in the room!!!!!

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a friends weeding i got the 40r and 40l . Now if you are 5,6 or taller go with L because the R will be way too short. I wore spanx because the dress hug every curve ... The back is beautiful and the fit was extremely flattering !!
Carole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118 lbs
Oct 13, 2012

Designer Style and comfortable

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was my alternate and I had to wear it because my first choice did not look right (thank you RTR for this policy). I accessorized with the Rodrigo Otazu Insanely Crystal Cuff and the Janis Savitt Drop Gold Earrings which replicate the crystal pattern of the bracelet. The combination was a show stopper. I received many compliments and inquiries on both the dress and jewelry (future RTR members – I’m sure!). I am a fit-5’2” and 32DD the gown fit true to size but was long even with 3 inch heels.
sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 15, 2012

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Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
very heavy and hot material, and a very open back
Aimee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 16, 2012

Beautiful but I was too shortwaisted for it.

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was sleek and classy, but I was just a little too short for it so I didn't wear it.
Francesca
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 19, 2012

So many compliments, this dress is stunning.

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is so gorgeous but the material stretched so much throughout the night. It did run long and a little big. I recommend getting a size down.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 3, 2013

Beautiful dress!!!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ended up wearing my back up instead of this. It was just too revealing, but oh so flattering. I just didn't' feel comfortable. Its an amazing dress though! Just completely beautiful!
tracey
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 28, 2013

well the zipper got stuck.....

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
fit was very flattering! I would suggest going down a size as the dress is made of jersey and very stretchy-especially if you have a small waist-other wise fabulous and very sexy!
Daniela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Feb 3, 2013

Beautiful for a formal event but it shows too much in the front

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Rented for a white tie event. The dress warps up the body beautifully. The design on the back is a stunner. I took one star off because the dress shows too much of the breast. Probably created for a more generous decolté' than mine. I had to pin the dress to avoid "incidents". I addition if you have a very small waist the dress remains loose on the belly (but it doesn't shows in the pics because the dress is black.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 14, 2013

Loved the dress!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is very flattering and I received a lot of compliments on it. Wore it for a winter wedding, and it was perfect for the event. You'll definitely need some body tape to hold this dress in place, but I highly recommend it!
Haley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117 lbs
Mar 29, 2013

Amazing back, runs short so heel choice limited, overall only an okay dress for formal wear.

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress: The dress fabric was stretchy and more sheer than expected- which made it almost cheap looking. The back was great- super elegant and sexy- but I was not impressed with the front- the dress had two unusual seams over the mid stomach region that I wasn't aware of. Fit: I am thinner , 5'1, 118lbs and A cups and this dress didn't make me look slim as black typically does. The dress also was way shorter than I expected- being 5'1 I usually wear 3-4 inch heels for formal events and the 4 inch was too much ankle for me. The stretch allowed me to fit in pretty easily, but as I said- I didn't look thin. Overall: I liked the dress, didn't love it, and wouldn't recommend it for super fancy black tie formal due to the fabric.
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
May 3, 2013

Perfect!!

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The front is tricky if you don't want to expose too much...chest. I had to use double sided tape and safety pin the front closed a little bit so that I didnt reveal anything. It was an easy fix and totally worth it because the rest of the dress fit amazingly! It was the perfect length (I'm pretty tall so I was worried it might not cover my fit but it went exactly to the floor when I was standing. I also wore about 4 inch heels. The back of the dress was a hit! I got so many compliments. It's an incredibly sexy dress but classy enough for a formal event, and I would recommend it to anyone.
sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
May 28, 2013

great customer service

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered both the 40R and 42R, but I only received the 42R. It was too big all around and unable to wear. The dress is stunning and sexy in front (low cut) and back with all the twists. Make sure you don't size up when ordering and check the size as soon as it arrives. I was compensated for not being able to wear any of the three styles of dresses. RTR really aims to please and I've never encountered a more customer friendly and responsive company.
LAUREN
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Jul 15, 2013

The dress was GORGOUS! I felt so beautiful in it!

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
If you are tall - definately order the tall size, luckily I wore smaller heels so that was not an issue. The back of the dress can be a little complicated so just be patient. I would rent this again! The one issue I had with is was for a dress that costs $1500 regularly, it seemed to be made of cheaper fabric and wasn't in my mind worth that kind of money. No matter - I rented it!
Meric
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Aug 13, 2013

Sexy black dress! Got many compliments.

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
While I loved this dress, how it fit, and the details on the back, it was very low in the front. I would not usually mind but it was a more conservative black tie wedding and I had to keep replenishing the tape I was using the close the front up a bit. Otherwise, it was a beautiful and sexy dress that fit like a glove. If you are on the shorter side, be sure to get VERY high heels, as the dress is pretty long.
Therese
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 15, 2013

Gorgeous & fit like a glove!

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this for a military ball and the 38L was perfect with my 4" heels. I would recommend going a size smaller, as the draping in the breasts is a little loose. I was able to wear my NuBra & seamless panties underneath.
Traci
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 22, 2013

Did not like the dress straps didn't stay, material not great raw seams show.

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Didn't like the fit.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 18, 2014

Really beautiful, elegant COMFORTABLE dress. I rented it for New Years Eve.

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It fit well, was a little tricky to get on (I had to go look at the pictures on RTR to see where the straps went!) and I definitely needed the stick on bra.
Hburgundy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 20, 2014

I didn't wear this dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
We had a terrible snow storm and our city shut down for 3 days so my dress ended up not making it for my event because the mail quit running. I love this dress though and plan on ordering it next time I have another event to go to. Customer Service was great about refunding the money. I contacted them and told them it was still in transit but didn't need it and they went ahead and took care of intercepting the package so I didn't have to worry about taking it back to UPS, they did it all. Good customer service.
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