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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301 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(133)
Small
(93)
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 20, 2017
Perfect gown for a black tie wedding on a summer night.
I ordered a 0P and a 2P. I tried on the 0P first and it fit well. I have a very athletic build so under my arms was a little tight and I decided to try on the 2P just to see the size difference. The 2P would not even zip half way up the back. It was much smaller than the 0P. I even had my roommate check the sizes so I knew I was not going crazy. The 0P was definitely bigger than the 2P. Other than being confused by the sizes, I loved the dress. I was worried about the length, I'm 5'3" and wore 3 inch heels and it was perfect to walk in, I was not stepping on the dress and only needed to lift it for stairs.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 23, 2017
I was the best dressed person there.
I read a lot of reviews before I decided to rent this dress, and I noticed a girl with the same body type as me said she normally would wear a four but in this dress she was glad she rented the 6L. I did the same thing, because at 5'10" I didn't want to risk the dress being too short. The 6L fit like a glove. I had so many compliments. If you're a tall girl like I am, make sure you wear shorter heels because there isn't a ton of length. I normally wear really tall heels and I had to wear shorter shoes. For my first experience with rent the runway, this was amazing.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 14, 2017
Sophisticated meets Sexy
I'm 5'8" and I'm really glad that I got the 8L because it was barely long enough with 1.5" heals. I wanted a dress that was: 1) Not too hot for summer (it was perfect even though the church for the wedding lacked air conditioning!); 2) Sophisticated and Classy (I was officiating the wedding and wanted to be sure I looked professional AND didn't distract from the bride or groom; 3) Spunky and Sexy (I still had a cute date in my spouse and wanted to show that pastors can be classy and serious at the same time). ALL three goals were met! I loved the dress and so did everyone else who complimented me ("Loved you message AND I love your dress!" was the refrain I heard at least 30 times). You won't regret it...but do order the long if you are anywhere near my height AND make sure you order your usual size and perhaps the size larger too. Have fun!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 115lbs
June 13, 2017
Absolutely Gorgeous.
Fit like a glove. Received so many compliments!
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
June 6, 2017
Such an amazing dress. It was cute and fun while still making me feel elegant and beautiful.
It had stretct, not too tight. I wore a strapless bra with it since the back was a little low.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 5, 2017
Stunned silence followed by compliments.
Runs small, I normally wear an 8. The 8 fit, but was tighter in the posterior than I wanted. If you plan on wearing heels and are over 5'7" I would suggest getting the long. Other reviews suggested it and I am glad I took their advice. I am 5'9" and wore the dress with 4" heels, which gave me the perfect clearance for navigating up and down the stairs, dancing, etc. The material has a bit of texture to it; this was perfect as it made Spanx unnecessary. Fantastic dress. I will buying it as soon as I find it in my size.
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 26, 2017
Used this dress for a masquerade gala and I looooved it.
I am only 5'1 so I was afraid the dress would be too long; however, with a pair of heels, I was fine all night. I am normally a size 2 but I was not able to fit in the size 2, I had to use the backup size.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
May 23, 2017
Flattering gown!
This gown was super flattering. Highlighted the good stuff, but hid the flaws too! I will caution tall girls because I rented the Long length, and I'm 5'8", and I had to wear flats with this dress. It got lots of compliments though, and I was comfortable all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 17, 2017
Loved wearing this!
I am about 5'2" and I wore the 0P with about 3in heels and it was JUST above the floor, so the length was perfect with average height heels. Didn't have to wear a bra because the fit was so perfect. I had two random strangers come up to me just because they loved the dress! Wore it to an opera at the Met and absolutely loved it. Extremely comfortable but still fits well.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 169lbs
May 15, 2017
Beautifully made dress!
Dress was beautiful and quality was wonderful. Ended up wearing a different dress that matched more with my husband's suit.
Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 4, 2017
Flawless, effortless
I wore this dress to a black tie optional wedding in Newport. The 2P fit like it was tailored for me, and was completely effortless. The material was luxurious, and lighter weight than I expected. It was truly a petite length, and was perfect with 3" heels. It slipped on, flattered my curves, didn't require a bra (although spanx for the belly/butt helped make everything smooth). It was complimented by my husband and wedding guests alike. I'm struggling to not purchase this dress (don't tell my husband!).
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
April 30, 2017
Beautiful dress
The dress was beautiful and very comfortable. Got a ton of complements. Only issue was it was short in length. Without heels it hit the floor with them it was way too short. I'm 5'5 so this is not a problem normally.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 26, 2017
Unfortunately, I had to request a different dress.
Did not fit and was too tight in the middle.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
April 25, 2017
This was my first time using RTR and definitely not my last!
This dress was amazing! I usually wear a 6 or 8 and the 8 ended up fitting better since the dress is meant to be tight fitting. I am 5'8" and wore about a 3 inch heel with the regular length dress which was perfect because the dress didn't drag the ground and just showed off enough of the shoe! Despite the dress being tight I was still able to dance without feeling restricted. I wore this dress to my sorority's formal and it was perfect because it wasn't too fancy but was simply elegant! This dress also flatters very small body types, I am in no way "blessed" on either end but the peplum around the waist not only defined my waist but all around made my body look great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 23, 2017
Show Stopper!
Beautiful dress! Worked great with low heels and flats. I got at least 10 compliments and everyone wanted to know where the dress came from! I would definitely rent this again!
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
April 10, 2017
Would Rent Again
The fit was perfect. I had compliments all night. I really loved how the material had just enough give to make sitting, dancing an eating possible. I thought the length was spot on. I do prefer a dress that does not go all the way to floor but hits about and inch above. There is nothing worse than a beautiful dress sweeping or dragging the floor... practically begging someone to step on it. The peplum really highlights a small waist. LOVED IT!! Not sure why measurements are not showing up: Height 5'3, Bust 34C, Weight 112 lbs.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
April 3, 2017
I wound up not wearing this dress for my event.
I am 5 feet tall and the dress would have been perfect with about 4 inch heels. I normally wear a size 4, so I ordered a 4 and a 6, but neither dress worked. I just recently had a baby about 3 months ago, so the dress was especially snug in my hips. Ultimately, the dress (both sizes) was too small and I didn't wear it. Don't get me wrong, it's absolutely gorgeous and classic, but it does run small.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 27, 2017
I plan events for a non profit and this dress was exactly what I wanted.
The fit was perfect. I am glad that I got the 4. It hugged in all the right places and I was able to wear a regular bra with it and not have to worry about it showing in the arm holes or the back. I was able to work, dance, and move freely. The fabric was super comfortable with a little stretch.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6P
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 132lbs
March 9, 2017
Beautiful form fitting dress
Size up for a second size. The dress was tight, but looked very pretty. Length with 4 inch heels was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
March 2, 2017
Not trying hard but well dressed.
This dress is a little more casual than most of the black tie dresses that I have rented. But I loved it. Very cute and fun. Fits great. I did size up after reading other reviews. I am 5'4 and I could only wear short heels (like less than 2 inches.) Very comfortable. The material is very thick and I think most gals would prefer spanx with it to smooth because the peplum stops/starts instead of going all the way around, so you can definitely notice the break at the tummy.
Size worn:
8P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
February 24, 2017
Dress is flattering.
Although it is petite, it was a bit long.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
February 22, 2017
Dress fit great!
I wore 3" heels with it - and it hit just above the ground how I like it. I wear a 34DD and did not have to wear a bra with this dress as it was just snug enough to keep the girls in place.
Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
February 22, 2017
Got a lot of compliments on the dress. It's gorgeous and accentuated my body well.
I am 5'1'' and the dress was a bit long. I wore 4 inch heels and the dress was just barely off the ground.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 21
February 21, 2017
I got so many compliments on this dress and it was perfect for a black tie wedding.
Im about 5'5 and it was a tad short for 3in. heels so I would suggest getting the long if you plan on wearing higher heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Age: 29
February 11, 2017
Lovely Conservative
This dress has an amazing attractive conservative fit. Great for a wedding. Runs a little short.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 56
February 10, 2017
I wore this dress to my daughter's New Year's Eve wedding. It was red carpet worthy!
After reading all the reviews I went up a size. I am not quite 5'8" and weigh 130 lbs. I usually wear a size 6 and the size 8 fit like a glove. I'm glad I got the Long! It's very heavy fabric which was perfect for winter but might be hot in the summer. It's a beautiful dress and I got tons of compliments.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
February 7, 2017
Perfect dress for a formal wedding. Classy but sexy.
I am normally a size 2 but I had to size up to a size 4. This dress was very flattering and fun to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 22, 2017
Everyone loved this dress.
Very form fitting.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 19, 2017
Love this dress!
I normally wear a size 0 or 2. After reading all the wonderful reviews I ordered sizes 2 and 4. So glad I did! I could barely get the size 2 sipped. But the size 4 fit like a glove!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 18, 2017
Beautiful gown!!
I rented this dress as my backup dress for a formal wedding. When I took it out the bag I (and my boyfriend) fell in love and wanted so badly to wear this one! I ended up not wearing this dress because it was uncomfortably tight. The material is thick and soft, the length is perfect and the color is beautiful! I wrote this view to speak on the dress running a tad small. So reserve a size up when choosing this one. Will rent again to get the bigger size and get to enjoy this beauty!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
January 17, 2017
Black-tie wedding - Great dress!
I loved this dress and so did everyone else. Very comfortable - very form-fitting. I could have gotten away with the 2 as the 0 was a little tight, but the hips/thighs on the 2 were just a bit too large. I would size up if you have fuller hips. Was able to wear a normal bra, which was great! If you're tall, I'd suggest going for the Long - I'm only 5'3" and had to wear short heels with the regular - definitely don't do petite if you're even above 5'0" and want to wear any kind of heel!
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 21
January 16, 2017
Beautiful Dress!
I received many compliments on this dress! It fits true to size (I am 5' 2'', 120lbs, 32C bust), I wore the 2 petite and it fit PERFECTLY. Rent the Runway staff worked their magic to get me this dress over night as my original pick would not arrive on time due to package delays during the holiday season. If you are looking for something elegant, yet fun and easy to move around in- this is your dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
January 4, 2017
Has nice stretch and is comfortable
This dress is classy and a nice navy color. It gives a nice shape and is forgiving.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 2, 2017
Perfect fit to show off the curves!
I have a good friend who has rented this dress twice for events and figured I should try it for myself. I wore it to a Black Tie Optional Wedding on NYE. I was worried when I first put it on that the length was too short. It came up higher than I expected it to, as in didn't skim the ground like I'm used to with longer dresses. After some research, it's how it's supposed to fit. I went up one size for a little more comfort and length. The dress was wonderful for the curves and I received so many compliments through the next. Of course, it was great for the dance moves as well.
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Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 27, 2016
Non-Profit Gala
Dress fit perfectly. I'm 5' 2" and I wore 3-inch heels - it is rare that a long gown fits me so perfectly in terms of length. It was a last-minute rental and I was very happy it worked out!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Weight: 125lbs
December 20, 2016
Classic silhouette with a special detail!
I wore this dress to a recent holiday party and felt great in it! My normal size 4R fit like a glove but the length was too short for my liking. I decided to wear the size 6 instead, which was a little bit looser, but still looked great. The extra length (at least 4") allowed me to wear a short heel without my shoes peeking out. Overall it was a great first rental experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 8, 2016
Beautiful but TINY!!
I couldn't even get the size 2 further than my butt! When I attempted it over the head I almost got stuck! I'm a true size 2, and I would have fit the 4 or probably a 6 even!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 7, 2016
Too short if you're tall...
I ordered this dress for a Christmas party in a size 12 long. I was surprised that it fit in the bust because I'm busty, but it was way too short. I am 5'9" tall and the long length showed my feet even in Flats. Not for tall girls!
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
December 7, 2016
Very easy to use you guys!
I rented this for my son's wedding and LOVED IT! It was a very flattering and comfortable dress and I received compliments all night long! Loved the way the bottom flared out when I danced! It does run small so recommend getting the next size up! I would highly recommend this dress .
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 5, 2016
A Non Stressful Way To Shop For Events
The process was streamlined for ease from ordering to return. With such a variety of clothing lines, there was no problem finding something appropriate . This particular dress was well made, but ran a little tight. I can wear a 4 in a lot of brands, but even the 6 was slightly snug in the rib cage. The dress drapes nicely from hips.
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