Bailey 44

Black Emergent Dress

$50 – $85 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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100 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 28, 2017
A fun dress to wear
I loved wearing this dress! It was rented for a black tie wedding in NYC. I received a lot of compliments and it was comfortable to dance in. I went braless and the fabric was thick enough to provide coverage, even against flash photography in the photobooth and in the sunlight. My only negative comment is that it doesn't photograph well from the side due to the high-low hemline, so photo posing was a bit awkward.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 15, 2017
The dress was alright. Was comfortable.
The dress was alright. Was comfortable.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 13, 2017
Loved the dress, I received so many compliments!
The dress fit well, surprisingly the underskirt didn't ride up.
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Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
September 10, 2017
Wore this for the season opener at the opera.
I am quite petite -- 4'11 and barely 100 pounds so finding clothes that fit --especially evening wear-- can be quite a challenge. The dress fit fairly well, the only the was the length. Since I ordered a petite size I was expecting the length is hit the floor but, even with four inch heels, it still dragged. It was a simple fix, I used some dress tape for a quick hem and went about to evening to lots of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
September 5, 2017
Fun dress
This was a really fun dress for a high school reunion. It fits a little snug so no bra is needed.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 44
August 31, 2017
I felt very confident in this Dress!! It was very comfortable. My husband loved it!:)
It fit way better than I expected it to. I'm a bit curvy and was concerned it would be to tight in the thigh area but was not at all. I absolutely would wear this again!!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
August 30, 2017
Loved it!
A bit tight but overall true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
August 27, 2017
Classy-chic!
Fits like a glove! The fabric is thick enough for good support with a good amount of stretch. My sticky bra showed too much so I went without it and it looked and felt fine.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 25, 2017
received so many compliments!
wore this to a wedding in the Caribbean, received so many compliments all night. fit great and was able to dance the night away!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 13, 2017
Very sexy! Very very sexy dress. My mother in law hated it and my husband loved it!
Runs a little small and my suggestion is do not use underwear
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 6, 2017
Beautiful dress...note, a little tight in the bust...so if your endowed... I felt elegant. Thanks
Delivered on time. Would wear again, but why? Too much too choose.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
July 30, 2017
The dress worked great- a lot of compliments. I am larger chested so I did wear a black bra under
Amazing
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
July 27, 2017
Sexy yet formal!
I loved how comfortable this dress is! You don't have to wear a bra, and you can still wear spanx. It was a little less formal than I had hoped, but with some great heels and jewelry it worked. It does run small! I'm usually a 4, and the 6 fit perfectly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 26, 2017
Beautiful Dress; Tons of Compliments; Runs Small
I wanted a dress that was a little different and something between cocktail dress and gown. This was perfect! I received so many compliments. I wore it with silver strappy heels for a little color. It does run small especially for those (like me) with hip and thigh shape, so I went with the 8 over the 6 (which wouldn't even go past my thighs). I ordered the 8R but it had been damaged or returned late so I asked them to throw in the 8L because I wasn't sure if the 6 would fit. They were incredibly nice and did that for me. The regular would have been better because the L was a little long, but with my 3/4 inch heels, it helped. From reading the reviews, I saw that most people went braless because you could obviously see a bra through the mesh part of the top of the dress. I could have gone bra-free but I wanted a little more barrier between my chest and the dress. I used my "chicken cutlets"/NuBra that I normally wear for backless dresses. It sticks onto your chest and you normally clasp it together in the front. I just stuck them on higher than normal and did not clasp them. So that is an option. I would totally wear this again.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 35
July 23, 2017
Compliments galore!
I got a million compliments! This dress was Super comfortable! I felt elegant and sexy;) I wanted to keep it haha!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
July 20, 2017
Sexy and comfortable!
I felt unbelievably sexy and confident in this dress. It was so flattering, and allowed me to get away with no bra or tape AND comfy undies. That train mean no panty lines. My husband of ten years had to pick his jaw up off the floor. BTW, I usually wear a size 12, which wasn't available. This dress looks revealing, but it hides a lot of sins.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
July 1, 2017
Great dress. Very flattering. Would definitely rent it again
Fits well
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
June 22, 2017
Great dress! Super sexy, yet classy
Dress fit perfectly, very sleek and sophisticated. Unable to wear bra due to sheer detail in front but the dress is so tight and the fabric is thick enough to keep you in place.
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Size worn:
10P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
June 19, 2017
Showstopping dress
Dress fit so well. I got so many compliments on the dress. I looked so unique and even though it's showing a decent amount of skin it still looked elegant. Only con was that it was a little difficult to zip.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
June 10, 2017
My favorite rental!
What a great dress! I got so many compliments. It was comfortable and just plain fun to wear. The length in the back was perfect. I would purchase this dress if I could!
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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: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
June 7, 2017
Classy, comfy, and sexy!
This dress is hands down one of my favorites (and my boyfriend's definite favorite) out of the many RTR dresses I've worn! Perfect with heels and I'm 5'4". Wore it to a black tie event. Rent it!!
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 6, 2017
Wooowza
For this event I was asked to just wear something that makes you feel sexy yet formal. This dress was PERFECT!! I don't remember the last time my husbands jaw dropped. You don't want to pass this up, such an awesome dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
June 1, 2017
Fun LBD
This dress fit really snug. I usually am a 4 and I could barely sit down in it. The length was perfect with 4 inch heels. Also, the mesh is very dark so it's not too revealing if you have a smaller chest like me. Fun dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
May 30, 2017
It was perfect!
Love the dress!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
May 28, 2017
Fun night out!
The fit was absolutely amazing! I received compliments all night on this dress and felt so beautiful!!!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
May 25, 2017
This dress was perfect for my rooftop birthday party! I got a lot of compliments all night.
This dress fit true to size, I believe. It was also comfortable to wear all night.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
May 23, 2017
Dirty Martini's
Very cute, lots of compliments. I went with the 2 because the zipper was not working right on the 0 and I just felt a little more comfortable. I have a smaller waist but bigger hips and bottom so it snuged just right. I wish I had gotten a petite for length though , the regular was just too long for a 5"0 women, even with heals. I would definitely recommend it. But if you are on the fence about sizes order up before down. I am 5"0, 120lbs, 34 A ( VS tries to say I am a 32 B), athletic build, booty.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
May 23, 2017
Loved it!
This dress was perfect. Fit true to size, snug, and comfortable. It was tight enough to keep the girls secure and I never felt like I was endanger of a wardrobe malfunction. Very flattering and sexy. I am 5'8"- 150- 34DD and wore a size 8.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 17, 2017
Dress that made me feel amazing and beautiful!
Runs lil tight but hugs all the right areas of body and really shows off the woman's figure! #weddingcoctailreception
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 16, 2017
Obsessed with this dress
Have rented this a few times. One for a benefit and one for an awards dinner for work. Very sexy but still classy and appropriate for any occasion. Love love love this dress!
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
May 15, 2017
:)
I am 128, athletic hour glass, 5'4. I thought the fit (4R) was perfect. I didn't even try on the 2R. I really liked this dress. Very comfortable. Got a lot of compliments. I didn't need any kind of bra or stickys. The dress was tight enough up top.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 15, 2017
Gorgeous dress! Fit perfectly and got so many compliments. I just wish I didn't have to return it!
Perfect fit
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 8, 2017
Fun!
Overall, I enjoyed wearing this dress. The material was nice and stretchy, but it lost a star due to it having an awkward fit in the middle. It was fitted around my chest and thighs, but was a bit gapey in the midsection. Luckily, it wasn't too noticeable though.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 3, 2017
Gorgeous unique dress!
Such a stunning dress! I received so many compliments on it all night! I wanted something that was unique and little sexy so this was perfect. I was reading the reviews and people were saying it ran small but it fit great. Loved it
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
May 1, 2017
Total showstopper!
I ordered this dress in a size 4 and size 6, the size 4 fit me as well but was too short. The size 6 fit me the exact same minus the length, I am 5'7 and wore heels so the 6 was perfect.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
April 23, 2017
The dress was perfect for my law school formal!
I ordered both a 4R and a 6R in this dress. I ended up going with the 6R. The 4R fit everywhere but my chest. I am a DD so the 4R was tight on my chest and made "boob arm fat" (I don't know what else to call it haha). Overall, I loved the dress and got so many compliments!! Moreover, the dress my friend is wearing is also from RTR. I 100% recommend my dress! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 23, 2017
Party in the front, business in the back!
Gorgeous! At 5"8 I suggest getting the Long size. Sexy and elegant.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
April 21, 2017
I attended a formal benefit for my husband's school.
The dress fit perfectly! VERY COMFORTABLE!!! I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
April 17, 2017
Perfect dress for a formal affair.
Fit was extremely comfortable and the perfect length with heels! A simple black dress that stood out from the crowd.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
April 16, 2017
This dress fit me like a glove. I was told that it looked stunning and elegant.
I am 5'9 and ordered a 6L. I am normally a size 4, but was told this dress ran a little small so I went up a size and glad I did. I was nervous the L would be too long, but it was perfect with my heels. I didn't need a bra with this dress, was able to wear petals. The dress was so comfortable and it fit me like a glove. I was walking in confidence and style the whole night. I would definitely rock this look again!
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