BCBGMAXAZRIA

Before Midnight Gown

$50 – $70 rental?
$448 retail
Stylist Notes

Accentuate your waist in this peplum gown by BCBGMAXAZRIA. Try this elegant look for your next gala and finish it off with sleek accessories like Franchi's Lori Croc Minaudiere.

Also available in red.

Size & Fit

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''). 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: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up 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 has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Navy crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew Neckline. Flared Skirt. Peplum panels at waist. Hidden back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths.

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295 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(131)
Small
(90)
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
May 17, 2016
I felt SO good in this dress!
This dress fit perfectly! The fabric was nice, not much stretch and fit snug around the waist and hips! The flair at the bottom was perfect and I was able to wear a regular bra so that was a pro! Love love love and wish I didn't have to send it back!!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
September 23, 2015
This dress is looks stunning. My daughter felt beautiful and got a ton of compliments.
It is form fitting. It does run small and short. I think it runs small because of the style. My daughter is about 5'4 and she could not wear heels. Quality is nice. She had a good experience.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 57
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
September 16, 2014
This was a black tie event where I along with seven other women were being honored.
The dress was a perfect fit! Loved the simple lines, and sophisticated styling. The navy color stood out amongst the many black dresses that were worn to the event. I love this dress - the fabric, the flair, the peplum - it was perfect!
DebiNovember 12, 2014
How was the length for you? Did you tape it up or wear a really high heal?
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 22, 2014
The dress fit perfectly and I was getting compliments all night! I felt like a million bucks
The fit was great! Hugged every curve but wasn't too tight to sit or dance comfortably. I absolutely loved this dress!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
October 4, 2014
Too long but beautiful
This was my first choice dress. Unfortunately, the length was way too long with my highest heels of almost 4.5". It is a beautiful fabric and gave a great shape to my body. I did find the 0 a little tight in the thighs though the top felt good.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 13, 2014
Danced the night away and felt fabulous!!!
Perfect for a Fall Wedding in Chi-town! This dress is simple, elegant and extremely comfortable. I danced in it all night long. The fabric is thick and yet it is so flexible and flowing. It hugs your body in all the right places. I recommend getting one size up as a back up, it is more fitted in the bust area. I went with the 4L instead and it was the perfect fit and length. The dress is definitely a keeper! So sad to be sending it back.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 13, 2014
I felt great in this!
I really wanted an 8 L as i'm a little over 5'6" and was going to wear heels. They only had the 8R available, and the 10L. The 8R fit me like a glove. It was perfect, but way too short. I ended up wearing the 10L, and it was just a little baggy in the waist and such. I have very large breasts, a tiny waist, and then hips/thighs...pretty much an hourglass. The 8 hugged perfectly, and although the 10 was a little big, it was still SO flattering. I got told the dress was made for my body!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
October 17, 2014
This is the most flattering dress, got many compliments!
I recently had twins and this was the most flattering dress for this transition in my life! I wore it to a black tie wedding and got so much positive feedback. Was very comfortable and perfect length with heels for my 5'2" frame!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 19, 2014
Dress was so beautiful, the perfect style and color for fall. Got so many compliments
The dress was wonderful. It fit me absolutely perfectly. A bit tight in the hips but I expected that as I have wider hips. A beautiful dress, it couldn't have been more perfect
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 20, 2014
Perfect dress for black tie event
This dress fit me so well I got compliments all night. It was comfortable and easy to move in. The color was beautiful and stood out in the sea of black without asking for too much attention. Literally didn't want to take it off, it lasted through the after party, and the after after party!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 25, 2014
Absolutely stunning dress - but it did not fit
If it were a size bigger it would fit but it was very snug around my hops :( they didn't have a size up available so I went with another dress, however I will def order this again, the silhouette is gorgeous and even though it was a bit tight, it makes your body look amazing!!! Highly recommend !!!
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
October 28, 2014
Great dress! Very comfortable and elegant. Got a TON of compliments throughout the wedding.
Definitely needed the Long in order to wear heels. I am normally a 2 but the 4 felt more comfortable with room to dance.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
November 5, 2014
Rent the runway SAVED ME
I was invited to a black tie gala two days before the event. I've heard about the website before but had never used it but I'm so glad I finally did. Besides the fact that the gowns are gorgeous, their delivery method is impeccable. My gown arrived right on time and I absolutely loved it. It was true to the size, beautiful and I received SO MANY compliments on how elegant it looked. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars is because it had a small rupture in the zipper but it was barely noticeable. The prices are very fair and the return method extremely easy. I'm definitely renting in the future. Thanks Rent the Runway!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
November 10, 2014
Classy, elegant, and perfect for black tie wedding. Received a lot of compliments!
Good length and silhouette
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
November 10, 2014
This dress made me feel fierce! T!
The peplum accentuated my curves and waist in the most perfect way! The fabric was thick enough to smooth over imperfections and keep it's sleek shape. The arm holes were a tad large, but with a dark bra everything looked seamless. The mermaid shape had a slight train that added to the drama and seemed to balance me out visually. I would rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
November 11, 2014
*
Felt glamorous and comfortable at the same time.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
November 13, 2014
Extremely comfortable and elegant
I think this is my favorite rental thus far. I can't believe how comfortable it was and how great it looked!!! I am generally between a size 4 and 6 in dresses and I ended up wearing the 6 because the 4 was just a liiiiittle too tight in the bust and hips, however, I didn't notice much difference in the waist or length for either size. Speaking of length, it is a rare occasion that I don't have to wear "stripper heels" with regular length dresses... I was able to wear 4.5 inch heels (with half inch platform in the front) and the dress pooled a little, but I didn't have an issue walking at all. The only issue I had with the dress was that the armholes seemed a little big and my bra showed a little, which you can barely see in the picture. But the good thing is that you can wear a normal bra and that's a big deal when you have 34DD's! The dress is a heavier material so it is best suited for fall and winter events. If I have the opportunity, I will definitely be renting this in red!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
December 7, 2014
Absolutely classic. So many compliments!!
I loved this dress so much - I'm SO happy I rented it. I'm 5'8" but my date was short so a wanted to wear flats - the regular length worked well! It would have been nice for it to be like half an inch longer. But it touched the floor when I was wearing flats, and there is a mini-train in the back that's gorgeous. I'm usually a 2 on top and 4 on the bottom. With the 4R, the hips were snug, so I recommend ordering your normal size for your hips, as well as one size up. I haven't worn a dress with this material before - it's lovely! The dress is made very well - flattering and comfortable. I could wear a normal bra with this as well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
December 12, 2014
Loved the fit, the color, and the fabric!
The fit hugged my curves in a great way. The peplum makes it super flattering, and the skirt is great for twirling on the dance floor!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
December 14, 2014
Elegant, form fitting gown perfect for winter wedding. Received many complements.
Elegant
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D+
December 15, 2014
I loved this dress ! Ordered it in red and it was very nice! It made me feel like a million bucks!
Very flattering, great fit and length. It doesn't run short at all I'm 5"7 and needed a long and it fit perfect.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 21, 2014
Perfect for a wedding!
I rented this dress for a winter wedding and it was absolutely perfect! It fit my body so well and I still felt like I could move around easily and dance. I usually wear a size 4 but I couldn't quite zip it up since the dress runs a little small, so I'm really happy I ordered the 6L as a back up. I wore 3 inch heels and the length was perfect.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
January 2, 2015
So many compliments!
This dress was perfect for a winter wedding. I felt so elegant and beautiful! This dress is also very comfortable. I was nervous that the dress would be too tight in the bust, but it was perfect.
RTR CustomerAugust 18, 2015
Did you wear heels with the dress? If so, how high of a heel? Thanks
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 2, 2015
The fit was perfect!
I needed to wear the long with heels....
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
January 7, 2015
Great, flattering dress!
I rented this dress for a black tie wedding in October, I run between a 4-6 in dresses usually, the 6R fit great but a little snug. I would have liked to have tried on the 8R just for comparison. I can't imagine it would work really well for larger busted ladies, I'm a 34C and it was pretty tight in the chest. It was just a tad long for me at 5'4", but with heels on it was fine. Overall it was super flattering for my lack of curves, the peplum was adorable. The fabric also has a nice little bit of stretch which made it much more comfortable. Lots of compliments on it, super classy!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 13, 2015
I love this dress and would definitely rent it again!
Zipper was tough to get up but overall it was a comfortable, beautiful dress. The fabric was a bit heavy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
January 21, 2015
Didn't end up wearing it
I thought the dress ran a bit small even though lots of the other reviewers said to size down. I normally wear between a 4-8 in dresses and the 6 was way too small. I also thought the fabric was cheap looking and it reminded me of a bad bridesmaid dress. It was very stiff fabric so there wasn't much give in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 22, 2015
Great Dress for a Black Tie Wedding
This dress was perfect for a winter black tie wedding. The color is a pretty true navy and was a great "break" from the sea of black dresses. I got a regular, and at around 5'5" could have gotten a long to wear with higher heels. I wore around 1" - 1 1/2" inch wedges and it worked. It does, however, run a little small. I'm normally a 0 or 2comfortably in BCBG and the 2 in this dress was a little snug in the hips. I would have liked to have tried on the 4 just to see if it would have allowed a little more room in the hips to dance. Otherwise, great dress that I would definitely rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 23, 2015
I am 5'2", so I was concerned about the length, but it was perfect with 1 1/2" heels!
The dress is SO comfortable and slimming; it was so easy to wear. I am thrilled that I chose this dress for a late-night formal wedding! I actually ate a full dinner AND danced all night and this dress remained comfortable, unwrinkled, and flattering, ALL NIGHT! My favorite parts about the dress: very comfortably slimming through the waist and hips, and with 1 1/2 inch heels the dress just skimmed the floor...so I was able to wear really comfortable wedge heels and you could only see a peep of the toe when I walked!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 25, 2015
Runs small
I am a true size 4, but the 6 fit best in this dress. In fact, I couldn't even zip up the 4. The material is heavy and expensive looking. I didn't end up wearing the dress because with the heels I had it was too short. I am 5'3" and I had 4 inch heels that I almost always wear with formal gowns. The peplum was very flattering!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 120lbs
February 1, 2015
RTR overnighted me dresses, since my original choices did not arrive due to snow storms
I decided to use this pic above all others because it shows the detail of the dress. I was very unsure about choosing this gown because the color differed from one review to another. The color is a light navy. The peplum and mermaid shape are figure flattering but also gave me an hour glass shape! This dress was my back up but I loved it more than the others sent. However size up for your second size! I am 5'6" and the long was a perfect length with heels.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
February 5, 2015
This dress was perfect for a black tie wedding.
This dress has enough coverage for a black tie event in a catholic church but hugged the curves in all the right places to make it sexy! A great color on anyone and something besides just black. I am small chested and it was still a little tight under the arms but it wasn't enough of a problem for me to really notice. This dress fit like a glove and makes you feel sexy! The bottom flare part makes it so fun to walk and dance in. I am 5 7' and wore the long with 11/2 inch heels and it was the perfect length!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 9, 2015
Amazing night with friends
This dress hugged my curves in all of the right places. Fit amazing and was comfortable to have on all night. I would definitely rent again and recommend this dress to others.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 10, 2015
beautiful but not for short people!
It is gorgeous and fit perfectly except it was 4 inches too long with my heels on! Had to send it back and pick another one!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 11, 2015
perfect for an hour glass figure - hid the bumps well due to the thickness of the fabric
Unfortunately I got sick so I couldn't wear it out in public but it would have been perfect. I'm larger in the breast so I had to go one size up which made the waist a little looser (but turned out to be perfect after dinner). It's a beautiful dress and can dressed up or down depending on the jewelry.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
February 16, 2015
Beautiful dress, but too tight in the chest.
This dress was beautiful. It has a wonderful cut. However I would order a size up. I normally wear a 4 or a 6, but I only had the 4 in this dress and it was too tight in the rib cage. I would recommend ordering a size up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Body type: Full Bust
February 17, 2015
I had several women comment on the fit and style! It was a great evening.
I would suggest heels- sparkles bring up the wow factor!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
February 18, 2015
The customer service was great! Thank you for overnighting me the next size up!
I am normally a zero in pants and skirts but needed to in this dress. Loved it!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
February 22, 2015
Classy, Elegant, Simple
Received two compliments from complete strangers before even getting to the event, both saying the dress fit me perfectly :) It was simple and very beautiful, the peplum gives you a tiny waist while hiding any imperfections. The dress was very tight around my thighs, hips, and bum but it still looked great. If you're gifted in those areas keep that in mind when ordering sizes. The arm holes were also a little tight but I have broad shoulders/strong arms so it may not be that way for everyone. The dress has a little stretch which is good, only con I felt was that the peplum top does not have any give so when you sit down it will still squeeze your waist pretty tight. I got the L and it hit the floor perfectly, I am 5'9" and wore flats.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
March 3, 2015
Worked out great for my charity event
Perfect fit, very comfortable, danced all night.
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