Love Lockdown Gown

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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.

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
Fit
Large2
True to Size19
Small3
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 20, 2014
I didn't wear this dress.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
January 18, 2014
Really beautiful, elegant COMFORTABLE dress. I rented it for New Years Eve.
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.
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 22, 2013
Did not like the dress straps didn't stay, material not great raw seams show.
Didn't like the fit.
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 15, 2013
Gorgeous & fit like a glove!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
August 13, 2013
Sexy black dress! Got many compliments.
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.
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
July 15, 2013
The dress was GORGOUS! I felt so beautiful in it!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 28, 2013
great customer service
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 3, 2013
Perfect!!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
March 29, 2013
Amazing back, runs short so heel choice limited, overall only an okay dress for formal wear.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 14, 2013
Loved the dress!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
February 3, 2013
Beautiful for a formal event but it shows too much in the front
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.
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Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 28, 2013
well the zipper got stuck.....
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!
KristinaFebruary 2, 2013
Did the 40L work for you? Or would a 38L have been better in hindsight?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
January 3, 2013
Beautiful dress!!!
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!
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 19, 2012
So many compliments, this dress is stunning.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 16, 2012
Beautiful but I was too shortwaisted for it.
This dress was sleek and classy, but I was just a little too short for it so I didn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
October 15, 2012
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very heavy and hot material, and a very open back
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
October 13, 2012
Designer Style and comfortable
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.
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
October 10, 2012
Felt like the sexiest gal in the room!!!!!
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 !!
bonnieOctober 13, 2012
Yes, I found the review helpful but it left me wondering....I'm 5'7 and weigh 130 lbs. and I wear a 6 or an 8. This gal is my same height and usually wears a 4? So, I'm really not sure what size to order on this dress?
LainaApril 23, 2014
ditto!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 30, 2012
Va Va Voom Gown, Almost Perfect for Black Tie 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.
Carolyn KJanuary 18, 2013
You look better than the model on this page. Ha! I can see what you mean about the front. Too bad it couldn't be a little less open.
JenniferJanuary 22, 2013
Wow thank you Carolyn! Yes, it was a little "open".. slightly scandalous but maybe in a good way :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 26, 2012
Elegant
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
August 13, 2012
Great Dress
Fit to the T. Got so many compliments on this dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
August 13, 2012
Great Dress
Fit to the T. Got so many compliments on this dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
July 25, 2012
Loved this dress! Super elegant yet daring at the same time
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
June 19, 2012
Perfect black gown!
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!
AmyAugust 23, 2012
Is is supportive at all of your chest? Or should you definitely wear a nubra if you want support?
RTRSeptember 11, 2012
Hi Amy! We recommend wearing the Nu Bra or the Braza Strapless Adhesive Bra with this dress!
marciJuly 15, 2013
Where can you purchase either of those?
RTR CustomerJuly 16, 2013
They are both available on our website under "Essentials"
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