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Bibhu Mohapatra

Breathtaking Bombshell Dress

$225 to buy
$3000 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Exclusive to Rent the Runway! This elegant Bibhu Mohapatra is tailored to perfection and an easy option for black tie evening wear.

Size & Fit

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cups- built in boning and padded cups run small and work best for smaller chest sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - runs very narrow
HIPS: Fitted - skirt is loosely fitted yet fabric enhances hips and backside- wear SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
LENGTH: Knee to Tea length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or no bra- built in boning and padded cups provide support
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cups- built in boning and padded cups run small and work best for smaller chest sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - runs very narrow
HIPS: Fitted - skirt is loosely fitted yet fabric enhances hips and backside- wear SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
LENGTH: Knee to Tea length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or no bra- built in boning and padded cups provide support
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Ultraviolet silk chiffon. Draping detail on bodice. Built in bustier for support. Black beading at waist. Draped skirt with gathering in back. Hidden back zip. 34" from bodice to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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8 reviews

Fit
Small 4
True to Size 4
Large 0
Photos 1
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 12, 2010

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Beautiful! Luxurious and perfect for black tie. Wore it to a wedding in NYC.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 18, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I've rented over forty dresses from RTR, and this is the only dress that I had to size up in. The bodice is quite snug, from waist to bust. That said, it is immensely flattering! There is a lot of structure to the upper portion of the dress, but the skirt is loose and drapey. This would be the perfect dress for a pear-shaped figure. The drapes in the skirt really minimize the lower portion of your silhouette, while the bodice accentuates the waist and bust line beautifully!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 16, 2011

Overall fit: Small
I ordered this dress before the "if it doesn't fit, you don't pay" policy. :( I normally wear a 0 or 2 and BOTH were too small in the torso/ chest. I think this dress is only good for the extremely skinny. I ended up having to make an emergency trip to the mall.
RTR Customer
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 22, 2011

Overall fit: Small
This is a beautiful dress. The purple color is sensational in person. As others have commented, the upper portion is very tight and I also wore one size up and just barely squeezed into it. That said, I do recommend this dress for a formal event. It's a beautiful design and the bold color is eye-catching without being over the top. Great dress!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 101 lbs
Sep 21, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I really loved this dress. It was a little snug up top and I have a small chest. If you have a bigger chest, definitely size up. The skirt is really lose and incredibly flattering. I rented this dress because it reminded me of something Kate Middleton would wear if she ever wore a strapless (I know she wouldn't, but it had that feel to it). However, I was a little disappointed because it doesn't come off as expensive as it actually is. I'm not saying it looks cheap, just not as expensive feeling as you think it would be. The color is beautiful, the detailing is beautiful. But if you are on more of a budget, I would pass on this dress. There are more dresses on here that are just as gorgeous and look more expensive in person.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
May 7, 2012

All of the compliments I received

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a summer city wedding and it looked great. However, there were problems with the condition of the dress. The draping is what really makes this dress special, and on my backup size (which fit me better), the draping piece had actually been cut, creating a much simpler silhouette. I imagine that a previous renter did so because she couldn't figure out how it was supposed to go on (it's a little complicated). So I ended up wearing the smaller size because it looked better, but pieces of the plastic boning were poking through the fabric. It was painful throughout the night, and I ended up with scabs on my torso for the next week. Overall, the dress was beautiful (and I received tons of compliments in it), but should have never been rented out in the condition it was in.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Aug 13, 2012

Beautiful color but runs small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful dress, the color is a gorgeous shade of purple. However, I didn't end up wearing it since it was too small (but it was the second dress in my order, so I wore the other one and loved it!).
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 10, 2012

Fit great!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Better for a taller girl, I am 5'7 and it worked for me but any shorter and I would have been lost in the dress.
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