Bailey 44

Black Emergent Dress

$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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118 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
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
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
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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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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
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: 52
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:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
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:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
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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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
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: 8
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
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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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
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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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
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
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 113lbs
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:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 8, 2017
Perfect LBD - Sexy but Classy
I'm 5'10 & the train hit right above my heel in 4" stilettos however it didn't matter bc it's only long in the back. Fit was very good & comfortable. Easy to dance/run around in.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
February 9, 2017
Loved the dress and received a ton of compliments
Runs a little small
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 14, 2017
Receiving compliments all evening and feeling comfortable made this one a win!
LOVED this dress! I received compliments all evening and felt like a million bucks! I read through reviews and saw that multiple people said that it ran small, so I was a little nervous, but it fit perfectly. I'm typically a size 6 or 8 in jeans, depending on the brand. I original wanted to order an 8R and 10R because I had read it ran small, but neither were available. I went ahead and ordered an 8L and a 6R. I tried the 6R first and it fit tremendously. I also tried the 8L but it was far too long, even with 5" heels on and was relatively loose fitting. So, I ended up wearing the 6R and have an absolute blast and felt so confident all evening! Definitely a dress worth getting!!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
February 27, 2017
Statement dress
Fit like a glove. Very elegant with just enough sexiness... I loved this dress so much :)
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
March 1, 2017
Perfecttt!
I wear a 4 and the 6 fit perfect because I took the reviewers advice before me :) This dress was ideal for the show we went to.I was sexy and classy at the same time.The material goes well with any type of shoe!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 6, 2017
Flirty and fun
The other dresses I have rented I usually wear a 4 but the 6 fit perfectly so I'd say it runs just a bit small. I loved this dress, it's like a mini dress without the feeling of being so exposed. I wish I didn't have to send it back.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
March 10, 2017
Gorgeous fit!
I rented this dress for a James Bond theme party and it was perfect. Loved the plunging neckline and high/low skirt. I received lots of compliments all night and felt great! I recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
April 5, 2017
Definitely a head turner
The dress fit like a glove! I rented for a grad school gala, and wore a bandeau bra under it for the event, and took the bra off to go out after! 100% recommend!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 121lbs
April 9, 2017
This dress was stunning!
The dress was very comfortable and fit wonderfully! Even though the top is a bit revealing, I didn't have any issues with it throughout the night while we were dancing. I didn't wear a bra, just petals and that worked out very nicely!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
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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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:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
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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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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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:
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:
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
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 28B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
May 30, 2017
It was perfect!
Love the dress!
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:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
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
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
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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Top Contributor
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:
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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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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