BCBGMAXAZRIA

Raya Cocktail Dress

$40 rental
$398 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Be the picture of class in this BCBGMAXAZRIA lace dress! It has everything a girl could ask for in one dress: style and elegance. Make it a look they won't forget with accessories like Whiting & Davis’ Hollywood Boulevard Clutch and Suzanna Dai’s Frost Luster Drops.

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: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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 at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black Poly Chiffon (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew Neckline. Accordion pleated Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. Back keyhole with button-and-loop closure. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem.

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52 reviews

Fit
Small 9
True to Size 40
Large 2
Photos 25
cynthia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 27, 2014

Classic

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit was great. Love how it wasn't over the top but stood out. Beautiful and comfortable!
Holly
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
May 21, 2014

I felt really classy and got many compliments on this dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fit really beautifully! The length was just below the knees, which was nice for a formal party. The illusion neck felt classy and appropriate but still pretty. The dress cinched in at the waist and fit my hourglass body a lot better than it looked like it might in the picture!
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
May 23, 2014

Takes the worry out of looking great! Love RTR!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I love that you get 2 sizes for this dress. The 8 fit me, however I chose to go with the 10 for the event as the 8 was just a bit snug around the bust. Otherwise the dress is very comfortable, the length was perfect and it is very pretty in person!
Liz
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 16, 2014

Very flattering and fun dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I normally wear a size 8 dress, went up to a 10 on this because the 8 was slightly snug under the bust, but my rib cage is a little bit wider than most. I loved the length as well, since I'm tall many dresses come up short. I would highly recommend this dress!
Sophie
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 9, 2014

Everyone loved it an thought it looked fantastic!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am 5'11" and have some curves (bust, hips). This dress was GORGEOUS and fit well, if a bit snug through the torso. I wore a strapless bra with it, but if you are slightly smaller than I am up top, you may not even need to do that. I loved this dress and will definitely rent it again in the future. Oh, the length was also great for a tall girl as well!
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Jul 27, 2014

Got several compliments on this super comfy, gorgeous dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Size 4 BCBG true to size. Great fit. I'm 5'7" and it was knee length so maybe a little long for anyone shorter. Easy to wear strapless bra underneath. Very classy dress - wore as a guest at a wedding.
Ladan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 1, 2014

Gorgeous Dress!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fit like a glove. It was formal with being sexy with the detailing. Doesn't wrinkle so didn't need to iron it last minute. Very flattering for a pear shape is my guess because its baggier on the bottom but great for any shape! Definitely perfect for a formal occasion.
Tonia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Aug 17, 2014

Loved it but the top was a little see through.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the way this dress looked on. I didn't notice the top lace part was sheer & you could see my bra through it. It worked out in the end because I got lots of complements on it !
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 17, 2014

I didn't end up wearing this since i thought the lace panels was a little risque for church,

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
fit true to size ( well, the new size i gained too!) and was pretty stunning! if it wasn't a traditional catholic cermony, i would have worn it for sure!
Marcela
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143 lbs
Aug 20, 2014

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Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I love this dress!! I was a little worried about the bottom part because I have big hips and I didn't want a dress that would make my hips look even bigger. This dress did not disappoint me! It fitted perfectly and was very comfortable. I got lots of compliments!!!
NotRihanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Aug 24, 2014

Elegant

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a summer wedding. I tried on both the 6 and the 8, but the 8 fit my bust better. It was still a tiny bit tight under the arms, which I didn't love. Also, because the décolleté has lace and the black line in the middle, the design doesn't do anything too flattering for a big chest. However, the dress was elegant and for the most part comfortable. I don't think I would rent it again, but I was happy enough with it for the occasion.
Rocio
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 31, 2014

This dress was amazing! I wanted to buy it.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was so comfortable and flattering. I loved wearing it. I think it would be a great addition to anyones closet. Being that its an easy dress to" dress up" and easy to "dress down", depending on the occasion. Loved it and will probably rent it again.
Teah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Sep 2, 2014

Amazing dress!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a 1920s themed event on the Queen Mary. I rented the 10 & 12. They both fit, but the 12 gave me a little more wiggle room around my ribcage. I LOVED THE LENGTH! I'm very tall (6 feet) and this dress went to my knees. Such a beautiful silhouette giving me a great waist. The lace is gorgeous & the pleats! I can't wait to rent it again
elizabeth
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Sep 8, 2014

I loved this dress, I went "safe" but had a lot of compliments and wish I owned it! Great experience

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit like a glove, it worked out great!
Karen
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

This dress is classy and gorgeous -- a perfect way to change up the little black dress look

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit compliments your figure.
M
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Sep 15, 2014

Not for hourglass/pear shape

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Not a great dress for someone with a large bust. The girls were a little suffocated when I tried it on. Also, if you have larger hips the seams along the hip line are not super flattering. Also tried the size up and the dress was too big. This is just made for more of an athletic build.
Kelley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Great fit, perfect hint of sexy for a wedding without being over the top

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great fit, a bit snug in the chest area if you have a larger bust, I am 5'2" and it hit me at the knee. Numerous compliments!
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Sep 16, 2014

Was a really great dress and great length for an evening, early summer wedding.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It is tight around the bust as others mention!
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 18, 2014

Not your typical black dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this beauty at an outdoor wedding in upstate NY. Paired it with a leather jacket (already chilly up there!) and some rose gold heels - super chic transition-to-fall ensemble. The high neck and length of skirt keep it on the conservative side, but the lace cutouts and pleats make it special. Found the top to a big tight around the rib cage, but it might just be b/c of my longer torso. Would love to buy / rent again!
Vanessa
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 21, 2014

Great dress! Loved the lace touches and cool construction.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It's hard for me to find skirts and dresses that hit at the knee (I'm 5'7"). This was the perfect length, and very unique looking. Got lots of compliments.
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Oct 5, 2014

Great dress for wedding!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was great for the wedding I went to. Fit was comfortable and true to size, really accentuated my curves and I got lots of compliments throughout the night. So appreciated my first time using RTR and I can't wait to use them again!
Daisy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 21, 2014

This dress was a HUGE hit that night. I got compliments and felt amazing!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was comfortable, fit true to size and it was very simple yet elegant because of the lace detail. You feel sexy in it too! It was perfect for the occassion and I would totally rent it again!!
BW
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 23, 2014

Very flattering shape

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the dress. Was so easy to wear and I felt so chic. I wore the 2, my normal size, even though it was a little snug because it was more flattering to my figure. It was never uncomfortable but with my chest, I certainly didn't want to take a deep breath too quickly!
Jordyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100 lbs
Oct 26, 2014

Classic dress, lots of compliments!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Easy to wear, comfortable fit. Great for an early fall wedding.
Erin
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 179 lbs
Oct 29, 2014

Great detail & perfect fit!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful dress! RTR sent me exactly what I asked for, in exact sizes. I didn't have any issues receiving the dress I wanted for my occasion, and it was exactly as described! Pros: -Dress fit me like a glove! I ended up wearing the size 10 and didn't even need to try on the 12. -Beautiful lace, illusion, & pleating details. Received many compliments! This photo doesn't even do it justice because you can't see the detailing or the back. -Dress was knee length on me (I'm 6'1") so was the perfect length and not too short! -I'm smaller up top and larger in the hips. This was the perfect fit as the pleated skirt is fuller and had plenty of room. The waist, bust, and armhole fit me spot on. Some reviews mentioned you were able to see the bra even if it was strapless so I didn't bother wearing a bra. The dress gave me enough support without one, however I'm a small 36B cup so this may not be the case for larger busts. Some other wearers also mentioned the dress being tight in the rib cage, but I found it a perfect fit and was very comfortable (maybe due to my smaller bust). -I would definitely rent this dress again! Cons: -The only criticism I have for the dress itself would be that the thread loop closure for the button at the center back neck was too large of a loop. The button loop came loose more than a couple times that night, so I would recommend RTR should stitch this loop a little smaller if possible so it doesn't come loose! But this wasn't a big deal in my opinion. -Also, when tracking my incoming package it looked like the tracking mentioned the dress was delivered, when in fact it didn't get delivered until a couple hours later so that created some confusion. But the dress was delivered later that day by 5pm with no issues, so no big deal.
Amy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 29, 2014

Great style, great fit!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was the perfect dress for a friends wedding. The cut and fit were perfect, and I was able to dance all night. Everyone loved the dress, and I felt great in it!
gmjerz
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Nov 2, 2014

Fitted on top but flowy in hip area

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Lace details are perfectly placed for a sexy yet classy look
Becky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

Great for a wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Definitely not my favorite dress, and, being short, the length was a little too long. It was a little tight in the bust (I'm actually a FF) but overall a great fit.
Casey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

The dress fit perfectly and was so much fun to wear.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit well. I opted for the smaller size because it felt more secure. I loved the lace details and the length was very classy. It was a perfect dress for a November wedding. I would rent or buy it again.
Lindsay
Age: 26
Nov 8, 2014

Amazing dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great for someone tall!!! I am 5'11 and didn't ever worry about it being too short!
Kristine
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Dec 15, 2014

Fun and flowy and really comfortable to wear.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a fairly comfortable dress to wear. I wore spanx underneath since it was very structured and pleated through the mid section. I loved the flowy skirt!
Christina
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 15, 2014

Love this dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wanted to keep this dress! Beautiful lace detailing, and the flowy style was flattering and comfortable.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Jan 13, 2015

Wore this to a 1925-themed party and it worked great!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm tall and the dress was long - hit right in the middle of my knees. It's beautifully made but a little tight around the ribcage and some of the lining bunches on the hip. It ended up working perfectly for the 1925-themed party I attended and I received a ton of compliments!
Michaela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Jan 19, 2015

Cute dress, but weird proportions

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very cute dress, but the proportions didn't quite fit my body right. The waist of the dress ended up being lower than my waist making the dress look odd on me. I ended up not being able to wear this dress, thought I would have loved to because it was so pretty! Great fabric too!
kris
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 111 lbs
Jan 20, 2015

Not just another plain black dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was an out-of-the-ordinary choice for me. There is black lace over a neutral backing except at the shoulders, where it's just the black lace. As others have said, this dress runs small (BCBG usually does). The band below the chest is snug, so it could be a problem for larger chest sizes. It was form fitting around the hips, but the skirt is full. As you can see in the pic, it's also a little longer than other dresses, so it was perfect for the business formal event I wore it to. All in all, a GOOD dress. (But I've had so many GREAT dresses from RTR, that this wouldn't make my top ten list). Renting for 2 more events as I write this.....
Marian
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144 lbs
Jan 21, 2015

I wore this for my good friend's wedding - lots of food and lots of dancing.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was gorgeous - insanely high quality, great condition and super sexy without being revealing. I ordered a 6 and an 8 as the reviews mentioned it ran a bit small, but I didn't find that at all. The 6 was perfect. My only complained was that the back keyhole section was HUGE and gaped a lot. I had to have my husband pin it, which sort of ruined the effect. Otherwise, gorgeous dress, perfect for dancing.
Jessica
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 24, 2015

The chevron pattern in the bust made this dress very slimming. Loved it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Skirt was roomy, swishy, perfect for dancing. Bodice is true to size, if not a tad on the small side.
Tricia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 28, 2015

I loved the flow of this dress

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
It was much longer than I thought it would be. I'm pretty tall and it still hit me at the knees. Go a size up, I'm usually a size 2 but I got a size 4 and it was about right
Cool Mom
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Jan 30, 2015

Modern with a retro 20's flare.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Second time that I have rented this dress. I would buy it if ever offered. Full coverage, yet a sexy, flirty feel. Not a typical black dress. Tighter on top, multi-pleated on the bottom. The lace is sophisticated and does not have a cheap look to it, like many dresses currently in the stores. Enjoyed this dress.
Lauren
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 17, 2015

Beautiful flattering dress that is sexy but classy.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress has a pleasing heaviness to it that make it drape beautifully and feel great to wear. It feels very 20s glam but isn't at all like a costume.
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