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.

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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83 reviews
Fit
Large2
True to Size58
Small15
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
June 6, 2016
Lots of complements!
I typically wear a size 6 but the 6 was tight in my rib cage with no give. I'm glad I ordered up for the 8 was very comfortable since it runs small. Great dress for a wedding!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
May 7, 2016
Beautiful lace details
Love this dress! I want it! I could've likely worn the 6 (usual size) as the top was loose, but I had this for a vacation and only ordered 1 size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
April 17, 2016
Beautiful dress!!
I loved this dress and got so many compliments!! Very elegant and classic with a sexy edge
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 130lbs
April 11, 2016
Great cocktail-ish dress! Comfortable all night and it fit me perfectly.
Fits pretty standard for BCBG, so maybe a little small compared to other brands. The 4 fit me perfectly and I'm a little on the taller side so it hit right at my knee. I had on a strapless bra at first but it made the nude lining under the bust stick out weird, so I took it off and it looked normal. Didn't need it though! Very pretty on and doesn't need many accessories.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
March 13, 2016
Great unique LBD!
Great dress - got a ton of compliments as it wasn't an ordinary LBD. The 4 was a *little* tight in the waist but overall was the better fit on my body with length and other areas so I made it work. If definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
March 3, 2016
I rented this dress for a Big Band theme for our Chamber Banquet. Everyone loved the dress.
The dress fit great. I weigh around 135 pounds and am 5'8. I rented a size 4 and size 6. Usually I wear a size 4, but for this dress I ended up wearing the 6 so I do think this dress runs a little smaller. It was very comfortable and I received TONS of comments on how beautiful the dress was.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
March 2, 2016
Beautiful for a formal affair!
I ordered the 4 and the 6, as I typically fall somewhere between. The 4 fit perfectly, but did hug my hips quite tight (I didn't mind, but someone else might). The 6 was too large on the top, so I went with he 4. I did not need a bra, which was great, as the top held me in well. It was very comfortable and very pretty. I would rent it again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
February 8, 2016
I wore this dress as a "modern" 1920s dress for a Great Gatsby party and it was perfect!
It fit perfectly with tightness up dop, flowing on the bottom. I felt beautiful in it! The lace is so elegant and it's such a comfortable dress. It would be perfect for a nice wedding or other event, too, but with some pearls and a headband it looked just Gatsby enough to still be able to go out on the town after!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
January 3, 2016
I wore the dress to a 20's speakeasy themed party for work. It was perfect!
Fit was true to size, but tight in the rib cage! the size up was a little too big so I just dealt with the bit of tightness for the night. I'm small in the bust & have a high waist - and it fit well (aside from being tight in the rib cage) & it's a super flattering dress. I received a ton of compliments! Unfortunately I don't have a great pic of the full dress (sorry!).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 32C
December 22, 2015
This dress was perfect for an evening out to the theater!
Very flattering fit, lace detail is beautiful.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
December 7, 2015
Wore this for a wedding
Wonderful dress - classy, subtly sexy, and very different. I loved it and received numerous compliments. It does a little small, but nothing drastic - get the second size one up from your usual, it was perfect. Also, RTR customer service is amazing!!!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
November 12, 2015
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it was a little tight in the bust, but overall it fit very well The pleating was beautiful and the dress had more detail than I expected before I rented.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 11, 2015
Beautiful dress with amazing details
I love this dress. I wear it to a Gala. I was worried it would be be formal enough but it was perfect. I loved all the detail and it fit perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 28, 2015
Great dress!
This was a really nice dress. The detailing is great, the lace panels and the pleating make it very flattering. Great if you want something a little longer, and it moved really nicely when dancing. Received several compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 15, 2015
Great for any event!
Love, love, love this dress. Dressed this up for an evening wedding reception at a winery - fancy event and felt like the dress was very appropriate. You do need a strapless bra but the way the dress is fit I wasnt tugging to pull up the bra all night. Very flattering fit if you are trying to conceal a midsection. The lacy sections adding a really great detail. The 8 fit fine but wen with 10 for a more comfortable fit around the arms.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
October 8, 2015
Vintage Beauty
This dress had a vintage look/feel and was perfect for my h.s. reunion banquet. I ordered both the 4 & 6 and could have worn the 4 but it was just a teeny bit tight and constricting in bodice area. I also chose the mystery gift which was a very nice gold clutch that I paired with a gold bangle. No need for a necklace with this beautiful lace neckline. This dress is QUALITY! If you want a classy and sexy look order this dress. This is my 2nd RTR dress and I am always impressed.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 18, 2015
This is a very elegant dress, semi-formal. Lace detail is beautiful!
Keep in mind that it is not stretchy around your waist, armholes and bust. I've ordered size 2 and 4 and could not fit my bust into 2 and it was uncomfortable around my waist. Go with your usual size based on their size chart. I got a lot of compliments during Gala. Thank you RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 13, 2015
Great, classy dress. I received a number of compliments.
The fit is pretty true to size, but a little snug through the rib cage and back. If you have an athletic build or broad back, I would size up on your second size. I had to pull on the dress every time I stood up to ensure it wasn't bunched up. There was a small tear in the lace on the front, but not noticeable to anyone but myself.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 3, 2015
Loved this dress. So elegant and classy.
I usually wear a size 6 and the size 6 fit perfect. I got so many compliments. I am a huge fan of rent the runway. This dress is flowy and perfect for a summer wedding. The lace made it sexy and classy all at the same time. I wore a strapless nude bra and you couldn't even see it! I would totally rent this dress again, it was definitely my favorite!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 16, 2015
Absolutely loved everything about this dress!!!
The fit was perfect!! I felt comfortable all evening, especially with the length (dresses usually are too short for me as I'm 5'9")!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 30, 2015
My 1st RTR
I am usually a size 8, but I decided to go with the 10 because I felt the bodice was very snug and had no give. I am pretty busty (34 DD+) and I needed to keep readjusting the lace detailing in the front. I also felt the back lace closure was very large and the button you are to secure it with was either stretched out, or just too big because it came unbuttoned a few times during the day. Overall, this is a pretty dress and I'm happy with my RTR experience,
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
May 27, 2015
Absolute stunning Dress!
The dress was absolutely perfect, but it did run a bit on the small side. My suggestion would be to order a size from your normal dress size as a backup.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 25, 2015
A bit understated, but an awesome dress
I have had a great experience with just about every dress I've rented from RTR and this one is no exception. I wore it to a huge, formal Greek wedding and it was perfect. It was a bit snug so everything feels secured, but that was incredibly comfortable and made me feel confident about dancing - which was important at this wedding. The dress flows very well and is very slimming. I would recommend wearing some sparkly jewelry as the dress is pretty simple.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 11, 2015
Loved it!
This dress fit perfectly -- very comfortable and flowy on the bottom, secure enough on top to comfortably wear a strapless bra or go bra-less. The sheer top makes it a little bit sexy, but not too revealing. I got a lot of compliments and felt great in it all night!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
May 5, 2015
Enjoyed wearing it, felt great in it
Fit was true to size, hung beautifully. Arrived in excellent condition. Since there isn't any stretch to the fabric it did feel a bit snug in rib cage area when sitting but not uncomfortable. It was not a formal affair so I paired it with black cut out sandals.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 26, 2015
Went to a cocktail party in DC the night before the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Beautiful dress!! I got lots of compliments on it and would definitely wear it again. Fit true to size, possibly runs a little on the small side. It's very snug at the waist (more than most BCBG dresses) and I would size up as a backup if you think that may be an issue.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
April 4, 2015
Gorgeous dress, fit well except for a bit tight around the hips.
I was so excited to take this beauty out of the package! It was in good condition, no pilling or anything present. The shape of it was very flattering on my smallish bust, and nipped in at all of the right places to highlight my curves. The liner was just a touch tight at my hips, creating a line, but I'm just generally hippy, so I don't think would happen on all 12's that rent it. I wore it to a jewelry designer friend of mine's birthday help at Pump in Hollywood. I felt classy but still youthful and so pretty in this dress! It was easy to move in, had a nice little sway about the fabric at the bottom, and was a good length for me (right at the knee). I would definitely rent this dress again to feature again on my blog, dressedfortime.com, or for an event like a cocktail party or birthday.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 29, 2015
Really beautiful!
Really beautiful, I wore it for an award ceremony and got multiple compliments. If you have a larger rib cage like I do, it fits a little tight around there but it wasn't tight enough for me to justify wearing a larger size. The skirt hangs lovely and makes walking around very fun. I'm kind of sad I didn't get the chance to dance in it.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 19, 2015
I wore this dress for a 20s theme wedding. It was perfect.
BCBG seems to run a bit small. I normally wear a 6 or an 8 and had to get a 10 in this dress. The 8 was very tight. The 10 fit perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
March 10, 2015
Great dress, fit well, stylish, good choice.
I liked this dress a lot and would rent again and recommend, but it was a bit snug, as I wore the size 2, but that was only because they had no size 4s available when I rented it, so I went with a 2 rather than a 6 since 6 would likely have been much too big. Anyway, I thought the dress had a good shape, I liked that it pinched in well at the waist. Good choice for sure.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
February 28, 2015
RTR was so incredibly EASY! I don't know why I waited so long to try them!
The reviews stated the dress ran true to size/small- I found it ran very true to size! I ordered my 'normal' size and a size below (since size above was taken) and I was a bit worried at first, because some people said they went a size up- but my 'normal' size fit just fine. I even felt like the top was roomy, was a tad fitted at the natural waistline, but I wouldn't have wanted it any bigger! Beautiful dress!!!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
February 17, 2015
Beautiful flattering dress that is sexy but classy.
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.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
January 30, 2015
Modern with a retro 20's flare.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 28, 2015
I loved the flow of this dress
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
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 24, 2015
The chevron pattern in the bust made this dress very slimming. Loved it!
Skirt was roomy, swishy, perfect for dancing. Bodice is true to size, if not a tad on the small side.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
January 21, 2015
I wore this for my good friend's wedding - lots of food and lots of dancing.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 111lbs
January 20, 2015
Not just another plain black dress
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.....
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
January 19, 2015
Cute dress, but weird proportions
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
January 13, 2015
Wore this to a 1925-themed party and it worked great!
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!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 15, 2014
Love this dress!
I wanted to keep this dress! Beautiful lace detailing, and the flowy style was flattering and comfortable.
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