Bailey 44

Black Emergent Dress

$50 – $70 rental?
$288 retail
Stylist Notes

A mesh accent adds allure to this dramatic black gown by Bailey 44. We love this look with simple strappy sandals and the Slim Tonda Matte Metallic Lizard Minaudiere by Diane von Furstenberg.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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 has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black crepe (80% Nylon, 20% Spandex Powermesh). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Hidden back zipper. Partially lined. See size and fit tab for length. Made in USA.

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83 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
July 10, 2016
This dress was amazing! Love love love!
Rented this dress for a birthday party with cocktail attire. It was perfect! New with tags attached. Received so many compliments! It is a bit revealing because of the mesh inset but is offset by the longer length in the back. Material is stretchy and comfortable, not too thick and doesn't wrinkle. Actually somewhat forgiving in the midsection, which was nice because I could eat without feeling self conscious. Wore 4 1/2 inch heels with a platform and the bottom just barely swept the floor. Would definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
July 30, 2016
Pretty dress
Wore the dress for a wedding. Although nice, it was a little bit tight around the waist. It runs a bit small. I like the dress, but I'm not in love with it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
July 30, 2016
Stylist Review!
As an RTR Stylist, I get to try on many dresses...but I have to say, I have never loved a dress as much as I loved this one! Truly obsessed with this elegant, sexy and edgy number. Running true to size, I suggest going up one size as a backup since it is very fitted throughout the bust, waist and hips. However, the fabric does have stretch so it isn't uncomfortably tight. It is figure flattering and really accentuates your curves. I also recommend this dress for A to C cup sizes due to the fitted bust, and this dress would need to be worn braless or with a nubra bra. Due to how fitted it was, I felt comfortable and supported without a bra. Since I'm 5'1", the back of this dress was a bit long for me even with 4 inch heels, but I honestly loved having a slight train. It really added to the dramatic look of the dress! Pair this dress with statement earrings and an updo to make a lasting impression.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
August 5, 2016
Perfect dress with a little sexy!
Brand new dress. Perfect fit. Received lots of compliments on this dress. Was sexy and comfortable. Highly recommend this dress. Best rental!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
August 9, 2016
Head Turner!
I absolutely love this dress! Wore it to a wedding in July and it was perfect. I selected a size 4 and a 6 as the backup size. I wore the 6R to accommodate my hips and thighs. I'm really thinking about adding this dress to my wardrobe.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
August 9, 2016
The dress was gorgeous! Sexy but not too much...
Unfortunately it was too long. I'm 5'2" so would probably be drop dead gorgeous on a taller girl!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
August 9, 2016
Dress was a perfect choice for a nighttime wedding!
The fit was true to size! The key hole was made to where you cannot wear a bra so if you are going to get an extra size I would size down so it's a good fit up top. Everyone loved the train aspect. Got a ton of compliments all night! Would definitely recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 172lbs
August 9, 2016
Sexy but elegant
So much better in person! A little too snug in the belly area and not forgiving
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
August 10, 2016
This dress is amazing I got so many complements and the sheer part makes it very sexy and chic.
It's amazing how it fits well on the body, I would totally recommend this dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 13, 2016
Wish I could wear it every day
Loved this dress so much I wish I had an excuse to wear it again. I wore it for the captains gala on my cruise. Fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 14, 2016
This dress is a show stopper.
I rented this dress for the Adele concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. We had VIP tickets, front row and this was the perfect dress. Be prepared to be stopped in this dress. Very comfortable with just the right amount of sexiness. Will rent again.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 14, 2016
Love the fit. Love the high low style. Great versatility.
Fits true to sizero, a bit snug through hips but still comfortable and no problem sitting, moving, etc. Dress was in great condition as well.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
August 31, 2016
Movie Premier perfection!
I wore this to my husband's movie premier last week. The dress I ordered was damaged by the previous renter so they sent me this back-up dress instead. I was so scared to try it because it was more revealing than I am used to but fell in love. The dress fit perfectly and I felt so glamorous the entire evening. It has been a week and I'm still getting compliments on the dress. Don't pass this one up!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 3, 2016
So many compliments !!!! Felt amazing in dress
Fits true to size..... Used duck tape to help support chest !!!!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
September 22, 2016
Soooooooooooo many compliments!!
Fit like a dream. Would recommend for small/medium bust women. Length was great with heels Skirt has some give, however not a lot, so if you're hippy or have a large lower body, you may have to go a size up.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 11, 2016
The amount of compliments I received off the dress!
The 2 fits perfect. I also got the 4 for backup, it fit, just was a little to loose and baggy for me in the front. I'm 4'9 and the dress did hit the floor a little but I had on a decent size heel with a platform! Got tons of compliments! Gorgeous on and comfortable.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 19, 2016
Everyone that saw this dress said i should own it. It was amazing
not as reveling as i thought it would be. It ran a little long on the back side for me but i have little legs
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
October 24, 2016
Perfection!
I rented this dress for a black tie gala. Since I am 5'1" I knew a long dress would be a challenge even with 4" heels. When I saw this dress I was hopeful it would work since it was short in the front. Not only did it fit like a glove, it worked out perfectly! Yes it was a bit long in the back but it looked more like a train vs being too long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
October 30, 2016
Awesome, sexy showstopper!
I loved this dress! I felt so glam and sexy on it. The train adds drama and the mesh front is definitely vavavoomy. My husband raved all night that I looked gorgeous. It was very comfortable and easy to dance in. It runs long, so if you are on the shorter side like me, be prepared to wear very high heels. If you are busty, or uncomfortable showing skin, this is not the dress for you. It was the dress for me though. First rent through Rent the Runway and I'm in love (don't tell my hubs).
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
November 1, 2016
YES, the dress is amazing!
The only con is that I had to wear the back up size I ordered because the size 6 fit too tight in the hips. BUT once I put the larger size on I was so HAPPY! The fit hugged my body, the fabric was soft and comfortable. I truly felt like a million bucks!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 5, 2016
Such a fun night -- first time dressing up for fashion week Dia de los Muertos
The dress was gorgeous, and I received compliments. It was perfect for the type of spring-type weather we were having. The dress was between cocktail and formal -- great for the formal cocktail event I went to at a rooftop bar. The dress was too tight and not long enough for me -- a 4L would have been ideal. I'm usually a 2L so get a size up especially if you have a larger chest. The dress was just sexy enough, but I wish I had time to create more cleavage with some tape. This seemed like a lot of work because the top was thin and kind of like a halter. I didn't wear a bra -- no room even for a NuBra.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 5, 2016
Loved this gown!
This gown was so comfortable and I absolutely felt like a princess. I received countless compliments all night. I was worried that I might need a long but I didn't. It worked out great. I would recommend it for anyone who wants to be classy, formal, and a little sassy at the same time.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
November 6, 2016
Felt like a million bucks!
Loved the dress! It's stunning and definitely a head turner. First time to Rent the Runway and already booked my second dress! Fits snug. Normally wear a 6 but the 8 was tight. Material is soft.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
November 6, 2016
Amazing fit! New mom 3 months after baby and I couldn't have felt more beautiful.
True to size, didn't need tape but might if bigger chested. So comfortable and easy to take on and off for pumping :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 9, 2016
SEXY YET ALLLL CLASS!
Super comfortable and conservative enough to wear to the theatre(which I did for a date with my hubby). Love the deep v with mesh in front, and the high-low style. Looked great with black stilletos. Material is really nice, very well made. Highly recommend!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
November 10, 2016
Wore this dress for the 50th Annual Country Music Awards. Love it so much I'm trying to buy it!
Here are my stats since the site won't update my profile: 5'9", 130lbs, 32DD, Athletic build. I normally wear a 4/6 in dresses and 4 in jeans. Tried the 4 on at the store front in Topanga. Was snug in the hips and thighs and would creep up and get bunchy when I moved or walked. I went ahead and ordered the 6 and 6L and had them sent to Nashville ahead of me. This dress was AMAZING! The fabric fell just right and I went with the 6L just because I am tall and was wearing heels. I also didn't feel uncomfortable not wearing a bra with it and usually I hate that feeling but the pasties they recommended were perfect! I highly recommend this dress. I had the best night and wearing this dress made me feel like a star myself ;) Hence I am now searching to buy this dress so I can wear it for other formal work events!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 14, 2016
Sexy, but not too revealing, is all class and sass
I rented this dress for a black tie optional / semi-formal event. I was worried about being too formal or too casual, and the high-low cut nailed a perfect balance. The dress really stuck out thanks to the unique cut and modern, edgy style. The open front and mesh cut out added a sleek, sexiness to the dress without being trashy or overly revealing. That being said, I have a small chest, so the front didn't show too much cleavage; but I'm not sure that would have been the case on a bigger busted woman. I probably wouldn't have rented this if I had more going on in that department, if you know what I mean. The dress was true to size and fit like a glove. The stretchy fabric was INSANELY comfortable and sucked in all my little "trouble areas." The dress looked far better in person than any photos (and especially better than the stock/model photos). Worth the risk - it's a great rent.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 16, 2016
Loved that this was a formal, elegant dress with a hint of sexy
This runs pretty true to size and the length was perfect and I didn't trip over the train which I was afraid of doing. Easy to dance in and I received so many compliments throughout the evening. Would rent it again if it came in another color!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
November 20, 2016
Just right
It fit exactly how everyone else describes, runs tight to accommodate not being able to wear a bra. I fit in the 8, but I was going to a steakhouse, so I opted for a looser fit. Loved the dress! Felt amazing! Would definitely rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 22, 2016
The top of this dress is breathtaking... easy for anyone with or with out boobs to wear.
The back part- tail, however, is iffy. It was way too short on me, so it looked like I was attending an '80's prom... I ordered "Regular" length in the past without an issue, but this was up to my ankles...
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 5, 2016
Definitely made a statement!
This dress was great, unlike anything I've ever worn. The top was definitely more revealing than I expected, but I thought it still looked great. Obviously, no way to wear a bra or anything so be expecting that. The bottom fit small, so I had to wear a size up than I normally do (I'm a 4, wore a 6). It also ran a little short, but the design made it so it didn't matter. Overall, great dress for any formal or party!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 25
December 6, 2016
Sexy, elegant - a definite re-order!
I LOVED this dress! I wore it as a date to a corporate holiday party, and it was one of the more unique outfits at the event. Keep in mind the following (overall, recommended to go a size up): - I have a large bust (34DD), and it was definitely tight at the top and bunched up a bit. If you have a large bust, then I would go a size up. - I wear a size 6 in jeans and dresses, but the skirt will be a bit tight if you have wider hips or fuller legs
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
December 6, 2016
loved it!
Wow! Made me feel that I still Got it! ;)Very sexy and elegant at the same time.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
December 11, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
I wore this dress to a black tie optional wedding... it runs true to size. I didn't wear a bra with it, however I am small chested so it wasn't an issue at all. I was afraid the regular length would be too short with heels because I'm 5'6" but it was perfect! I wore 4 inch heels with it. I would definitely recommend renting this dress!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 19, 2016
Great Party Dress!
Great dress for a party, shows just the right amount of skin
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 122lbs
December 20, 2016
Perfect balance fun and elegant
Wore this dress for a black tie optional holiday party and it was a hit. I received tons of compliments, but most importantly I was able to feel elegant and party ready!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
January 3, 2017
AWESOME!
This dress is perfect! I normally do a 4 but the 6 felt a little more comfortable. I am tall so the Long was better for me with 3.5 inch heels. I wore the dress to a wedding on New Year's Eve and it was super classy with a little edge. LOVE IT!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
January 4, 2017
SO SEXXY!!! I 100% Recommend this dress.
The fit was tight but the cut made it flattering!!!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
January 9, 2017
Loved this look!
Loved the dress. It fit really well. It was a little snug, but a 2 was all that was left when I rented. I'm 5'8'' so I was worried that it wasn't going to be long enough but it was and I was wearing 4 inch heels.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 25
January 12, 2017
A great dress! I got compliments all night. I wore it to a black tie party during the winter
I was able to not ware a bra with this dress, the fit and the fabric made it totally appropriate to go braless!
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