BCBGMAXAZRIA

Sketching Gown

$498 retail

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Stylist Notes

A black and white palette gives this patterned BCBGMAXAZRIA gown timeless appeal. For a polished formal look add statement jewelry.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
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
ZIPPER: Hidden back zipper closure
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black and white abstract print lace (100% Nylon). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with open back. A-line skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Boned bodice. Lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.

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252 reviews
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(5)
True to Size
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Small
(16)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
January 20, 2015
Loved this dress!

This dress is lovely and fits like a glove. Even though it has a high neckline, and tight fit, I still had to wear "chicken cutlets" because the bust was baggy with no bra. Then again I am rather flat chested. The length of the dress was perfect with 3 inch heels (I am 5' 6"). Really a gorgeous dress, made of a substantial material, has a great fit, stands out while still being elegant and appropriate.

Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 17, 2015
Loving the dress!

Loved this dress!! I'm 5'8.5 and it was perfect length with my 4 inch heals. The strap that is in the middle of the open back is kind of a weird fit and clasp, however, I just tucked them into the side and had no problem with it. The dress is absolutely beautiful and comfortable for a black tie/formal event.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 19, 2015
Compliments all night!!

Fit was TTS and I was fine without a bra, even wearing a size larger than my normal size. I'm 5'7 and the long cut was best for me. I could have worn a 4L but it was unavailable.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 141lbs
February 22, 2015
So comfortable and flattering. I got a ton of compliments on this!

The regular length was a little short for me with heels and I'm 5'7. If you're in between like I am, pick the longer gown

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
February 23, 2015
Received tons of compliments!

I wore this dress to my sorority formal. I loved it. I usually wear between a 10 and a 12 and wore a 12R. It fit perfect. I am 5'6 and the regular length just hit the floor with me wearing flats. The only thing I wasn't crazy about is that the fabric had no stretch at all and the clasp on the back strap was not very secure.

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 1, 2015
Dress fit so well,got a lot of compliments

Pros:such a beautiful dress Cons:hook and eye did not fit tightly had to use safety pins for extra grip :(

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 16, 2015
I felt like a movie star in this dress. I loved the way it fit like a glove. Awesome.

I have never received as many complements as I did when I wore this dress. Even people I didn't know came up to me and said I looked stunning. The dress was short so I wore flats and that worked perfectly. I had no problem otherwise. I would totally wear it again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 21, 2015
Very fun pattern that stood out in a crowd.

Wore for my first black tie event and it was amazing! Felt great and dress fit like a glove!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 25, 2015
Such a unique statement dress!

Thai dress was so incredibly comfortable! TTS, I felt the 2L fit better everywhere except the waist, it was a little tight which is why I ended up wearing the 4L, which also got great, just not as form fitting as the 2L. I am 5' 5" and wore 3 1/2 in heels and felt the length was PERFECT! I didn't want to send this dress back! So pleased with my first experience with RTR!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 6, 2015
Gorgeous and long!

This was my backup dress, but it's good the other one fit because the 6 was too big. A 4 would have been perfect. Otherwise a gorgeous dress. I would have worn it with the back horizontal strap tucked in, which would have been easy to do.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Body type: Pear
April 29, 2015
The dress fit perfectly! I looked better for my college formal than I did for my high school prom!

It was perfect! And the price was well worth it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
April 26, 2015
beautiful dress

a little short

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 14, 2015
Didn't wear it

This dress was pretty but runs a little small. So unfortunately I did not wear it.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 3, 2015
Perfect fit!!

Rented this dress for a wedding and received so many compliments! Runs true to size and would definitely recommend it for women who have trouble finding form hugging dresses that fit the top (34B) and the bottom (I have a booty) perfectly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 11, 2015
I loved the back of this dress!

Perfectly fit both length and elsewhere, and the fabric was comfortable for a warm day- no wrinkles and easy to dance in!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 17, 2015
Rent the Runway knocked it out of the park!

Felt like I was taking a risk only receiving the dresses the night before our event, but I couldn't have been happier with the service, dress and how it made me feel. I'm so glad I listened to others around my height and ordered the long. With 3 1/2 heels it just hit the floor (for reference I am 5'4" 123 lbs.) I ordered a 2L and a 4L and ended up wearing the 2L. It was a little tight around the bottom of my rib cage, but the 4 was too loose in the top as well as too long. This dress helps you look formal and elegant while also standing out in a crowd of ordinary dresses. So sorry to see the gown go but can't wait to rent again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 136lbs
May 20, 2015
Fit Like A Glove!!

This dress was more fluid than I expected. It hugged every curve and was sexy without being revealing. The boning in the back helped the dress stay in place and it can be work without a brasserie.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
May 24, 2015
It was easy to ship back and I received it on time!

I wore it for prom and it was amazing, I got tons of compliments on it.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
June 8, 2015
Dress is absolutely breathtaking!

Had to order this 24 hours before an event and I was terrified it wouldn't fit or would be too dressy for a black tie optional wedding. Per usual, RTR knocked this one out of the park. The dress was on time and fit like a glove. I am only 5'1 so I was worried the dress would be too long and too big as I typically wear a 0. 5 inch heels made this dress perfect. The fabric is forgiving and it's loose enough around the waist to hide your flaws. I highly recommend this breathtaking dress

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 9, 2015
Such a unique pattern- so many compliments!

Loved this dress! The pattern is so unique and the dress is flattering and comfortable. The back is awesome and I got tons of compliments. The fabric was lightweight and it was fun to dance in.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
June 10, 2015
Wonderful dress

For a long I'm 5-7 and could wear 3 inch heals. Size 4 fit in the waist better but too short

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 10, 2015
This was my first RTR experience, so I had my doubts. This was the easiest/low stress way to shop!

I absolutely loved this dress, and it was a huge hit at the wedding I attended! I'm 5'3" so the dress was a little long, but with heels it fit like a glove. I would recommend this dress to anyone who is going to a formal event!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
June 12, 2015
Gorgeous dress... When in doubt order "Long"

The silhouette of this dress was perfect and the back was just the right amount of sexy for a wedding. If over 5'5" make sure to order "long" , especially if wearing heels. I chose to wear my medium height heels to keep the length appropriate. The reason I gave 4 stars vs 5 is the condition of the dress. It was a little worn, but only apparent to me. Also, one of the clasps on the back middle band was broken. I simply tucked the band in and no one was the wiser. I might have preferred my modified look anyway however I would have liked the choice. That being said, still in love with this dress. Totally worth it!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 14, 2015
Compliments all night long.

At 5'2", I usually require a petite dress. I was hoping for a short/petite option, but, since this awesome dress didn't come in petite... I gave the regular length a shot considering previous reviews stated that the gown is great for shorties. True story. I was so happy with the length. With 4" heels, the dress was the perfect length. The size 2, however was dragging a bit. So, I wore the 0. Also, I didn't wear a bra. The boning in the back, and the structure of the dress was just tight enough to keep the girls in place. This will NOT be the last time I rent from RTR. I'm a fan.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
July 4, 2015
Received tons of compliments!

Fit is true to size. I am 5'5 and went the Regular. It came an inch off ground with 3 inch heels and hit the floor when I changed into flats for dancing. The long was way too long on me even with heels. Loved this dress... Totally flattering in all the right places.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
July 18, 2015
Belle of the ball

The fit was a bit tight about my rib cage. I'm also super conscious of back fat issues so wanted to make sure it wasn't too tight. I got a backless bra to help support the girls and wore some of those slip shorts underneath. It was fun for dancing and was definitely unique at the gala.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
July 19, 2015
Mexico City wedding

The dress was comfortable. I wore it to a wedding in Mexico City. It packed well and looks good in pictures. The dress is showing its age/wear with fading in the black pattern. Also the fabric feels like an old sheer curtain. Overall I liked the dress but would not rent it again

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
May 17, 2015
I had the most unique and original dress at prom!

Though it was a little long, even with 5" heels, I made it work and I had so much fun. The open back allowed for serious ventilation and the crazy geometric design made me stand out- in a good way! And the fact that I didn't have to deal with BUYING a prom dress for one night made it extra special!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
July 21, 2015
Dress was not available in a size 2.

I ordered this dress in a size 2 and 4 as a back up. The size 2 was unavailable as of just days before. I ended up loving the 4, however one of the backups they sent me was a better fit for the event. I will be renting this dress for a future event. My future event is a winter wedding and the material this dress is made of make it much better suited for winter. The material and design is gorgeous, the length was perfect with 4 inch heels (I am only 5'2, so a high heel is always expected for me)

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 3, 2015
Comfortable and beautiful!

The dress was beautiful and comfortable. The fabric is more breathable than it looks in pictures. The strap on the 4 was stretched out and looked a little funny, so I wore the 6 instead. I wore a stick-on bra for comfort, since the top was a little loose.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
August 9, 2015
The dress has a beautiful, eye-catching pattern that truly made me stand out at my event!

The back of this dress is unforgettable. You'll be dancing all night in this pretty little number.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
August 16, 2015
The perfect dress for summer wedding

The dress fits better without a bra. At over forty I was worried however with the extra area for adjustment in back it was fine. The fabric has a little give so it was very comfortable. I am 5.6' and it didn't drag the ground in 2" heels. I received so many compliments!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 31, 2015
Lots of compliments. Very unique design. Classy.

I usually wear a 0 at express, limited, banana, etc. I ordered a 0 and 2. The zero was too tight around my broad rib cage. The 2 was a little looser in my tummy than I prefer but still looked great. This was my first RTR experience and I will definitely use them again!! Overall I was very happy.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 37
August 31, 2015
Great customer service

This dress fit wonderfully and was very flattering. Loved the cut and the pattern. I found the fabric felt a little cheap, highly synthetic and was hard to get the wrinkles out. I tried steaming but it didn't work and was too nervous to iron. It was also a bit worn, perhaps it had been rented a lot. There were some catches in the pattern. Nobody else noticed and I got many compliments it just didn't feel quite as luxurious as I had hoped. That said I still felt very elegant.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
September 13, 2015
LOVED this dress!

This dress was awesome. Wore to a black tie wedding and got so many compliments! Fit and length was perfect. I highly recommend this dress to anyone going to a formal event!!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 167lbs
September 14, 2015
So many compliments!

This dress was fantastic. I wore it to a black tie optional wedding and received a ton of compliments from people I didn't know. I felt great in it and it was comfortable while still being elegant. At 5'3", the length of the regular length fit perfectly when I was wearing heels and didn't drag too much when I was barefoot. The backstrap holds the dress together but doesn't offer much support. I used stick on cups which worked fine. Overall, I'd love to rent this again!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34B
September 19, 2015
This was an unforgettable moment because I had a TWIN smh , it was soo disappointing

It fits very nicely, and the length is perfect! I felt amazing in the dress!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
September 27, 2015
Great dress!

It was a great dress that fit nicely over my growing baby bump.

Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
October 3, 2015
Head Turner

I loved this dress !! Came right on time , from the fact we decided to go a week before the prom. Hung so elegantly

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 140lbs
October 11, 2015
So many complements and so comfortable!

Super comfortable and light, elegant but also fun and modern. Fitted but not so tight you can't move or feel like your belly and boobs are on display. Not see though so you don't need a bra, or you can wear adhesive cups (as I did). A little tight around shoulders (arm holes) but maybe I just have broad shoulders. I am 5'8" and wore the 2L and it was still not that long. I wore like 4" heels which were probably too tall for dress. The front was a little short, 2 inches from floor, but back skimmed floor at nice length. Probably would've looked nicer with shorter heels. I was worried it would be too long but definitely not so.

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