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Bibhu Mohapatra

Himalayan Panther Gown

$80 rental
$3100 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Exude sultry elegance in this sequin bodice gown by Bibhu Mohapatra. An alluring vision you'll be as you make your way around the gala.

Our model wears the gown with Ben-Amun’s Gold Deco Crystal Teardrops.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, 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: 2 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Gold sequins and black crepe (30% Cotton, 70% Polyester). Sleeveless. V neckline. Straight skirt with front slit. Hidden back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in USA.

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22 reviews

Fit
Small 7
True to Size 13
Large 1
Photos 9
Mary
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 26, 2013

This was my first experience and you now have a customer for life. Thanks!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am a size 4 and this dress (size 4) fit perfectly. I ordered the 6, just in case, but didn't need it. Fit so well didn't even need a bra. I am 5'7" and with 4" heels the dress hem did not hit the floor. So I wished this came in long (v just regular). But overall, was extremely happy. This was a one-of-a-kind dress, which is what I wanted for this gala. Well done Rent the Runway!
Talia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 2, 2013

STYLIST REVIEW

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
IN LOVE. If I had a black tie event to attend every day, I would wear this dress. The fit is phenomenal and hugs all of the right places. When it is on the body it slims the figure, and gives all the right amount of shine. Not too much. Be sure to never be forgotten if you wear this dress! HIGHLY recommend this look. If you have an hourglass figure, rent this dress! You will turn heads! This fits true to size! I would size up if you are curvy in the hips/have a bust, and down if you are more straight and narrow/ have a smaller bust.
darrah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 30, 2013

I was lured in by the model wearing this dress. It was my first pick, didn't fit. Odd design.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I was really excited to wear this dress. I was sent 4R and 6R. The bust was huge. The straps were too short, so the sequins rubbed your armpit in a painful way. It had a tiny waist and then it was very heavy with fabric on the bottom. If you are an hourglass (read very, very busty) with a tiny waist, this is your dress. It is an exceptionally well made dress, structured and heavy. Was sad it didn't fit.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 24, 2014

Stunning dress. Compliments all night!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This flatters a small waist and bust, but loves the curves, too. Compliments from ladies and guys, too.
Harlee
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 26, 2014

BAD Customer service,

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit great and was beautiful on. The problem was the sequins in the top scratched my arms (even forarms) so much they were almost bleeding! This was just in trying it on! That was not the problem because I may have come up with a solution. The problem came when I tried to contact customer service to ask them to send a different style just in case. I could not get any reply from phone calls or e-mails. I was so worried I just sent it back near the 24 hr limit because I was afraid I wouldn't have a dress and I would still have to pay for rental. It has been almost 1 week and I still have not gotten any reply from RTR! I had to buy a dress less than 24 hours before my event. I asked for a full refund but so far have not even received confirmation of the return! I will not use them again!
JJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119 lbs
Mar 6, 2014

Elegant, sexy, unique.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this at a Masquerade Ball and it was perfect. the bodice fits like a glove and the slit up the middle of the skirt is a head-turner!
tara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 12, 2014

Extremely small in the chest/rib cage area.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Unfortunately, I was not able to wear this dress because it was abnormally tight in the chest area. I was able to zip it with the help of a friend, but it was way too tight and uncomfortable to consider wearing all night. The top is really beautiful, but the fabric on the bottom half wasn't quite what I expected. To me, it looked like a thick polyester suit from the 70's than an elegant and feminine. If you decide to rent this dress, be sure to size up, and that the heavy fabric won't be too warm for your occasion.
RTR Customer
Mar 16, 2014

Military Ball Event

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Didn't get to wear this because the material irritated by arms, the gold part is made out of sequin type material and scratched the skin making it unbearable to wear. I'm 5'1 and if I wore 5 inch heels the length of it came perfect. This dress would have been beautiful to wear only if the good portion of the material was made with something else.
Latisha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 16, 2014

The dress has a split up the front. Didn't see that in the pic

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress ran a llitle small and there was a slit in the front that I did not see. So I did not wear this dress to my event.
Nat
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
May 14, 2014

This was rented for a wedding.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I can usually fit in a size 2, but this was a little frumpy on me. I loved the slit in the middle. The actual dress itself seems a bit worn, and the sequins scratched my arms pretty bad (I hadn't noticed it throughout the night/ignored it, when I shouldn't have!) I want to emphasize that because my arms were red and scabbing a week later! i hadn't expected it to be that bad when I read other reviews. I ended up changing out of it after the ceremony for reception shenanigans! I would rent this for, perhaps, a more formal event/wedding. Do rent it true to your size, not too big or too small. That may have been why the sequins bothered me.
TJ
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185 lbs
Jul 6, 2014

The material up top is really difficult to wear. The dress is also kind of heavy material wise.

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I must say that the dress is a beautiful piece however it is rather heavy, like wintery heavy. It runs really small like almost a whole 2 sizes.
Nancy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 17, 2014

Party dress

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Cute but a little too much skin exposed for me- I ended up wearing my other choice. Comfy and flowey bottom- top more fitted.
Natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200 lbs
Jul 30, 2014

Couldn't come close to zipping it - runs small.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Couldn't wear it - way too small. Also sequins on top is a bit gaudy.
Jenn
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Aug 24, 2014

I felt pretty in this dress! I wore it to a Sweet 16 masquerade and received so many compliments.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
While I could squeeze into the size 4, I went with the 6 because I felt better with a little extra room around the middle. I was concerned that it would be too long, but the length was fine with 4 inch heels. As others have noted, the bodice sequins in very scratchy. I tried not to rub my arms against the fabric, but it did end up irritating my skin a bit.
Rea1128
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 12, 2014

This dress was wonderful!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved wearing this dress. I got so many compliments, and felt so glamorous all night. I ordered a 4R and 6R, and went with the 4R which fit perfectly. The material isn't stretchy though, so I would recommend sizing up for your 2nd size. I wore 4 inch heels and it was the length was just right, barely grazing the floor. The center slit was not too scandalous, but be ready to show a little decolletage with the neckline! I also have a short torso and usually have a hard time with straps if they are not adjustable, but these stayed on my shoulders and did not require any adjusting. Rent this dress! You'll love it!
Dini
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Nov 20, 2014

ITS SERIOUSLY MAGIC.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Get this dress - you won't regret it.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Dec 30, 2014

Couldn't wear this dress at all. Super weird fit.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The chest area was very widely spaced and cut very uncomfortably. Both the 2 and 4 zipped up just fine but the shoulder straps were too short and the cut of the bust was too wide for my body. I have no idea how anyone could wear this or what type of body this would look good on... Thankfully RTR overnighted me a new dress!
C
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 10, 2015

Lovely dress, not too long, better for bustier or broad shouldered women

Size worn: 4R
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was extremely pleased that this dress wasn't too long - I am 5'1" and am used to dresses dragging, but the 4 just touched the floor in normal heels. I loved the way the skirt moved when I walked - it was flowy and fun, but not heavy at all. The dress is definitely designed for bustier women, and would have looked better if I filled it out more, but overall I still felt great in the dress all night!
Christie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 11, 2015

The roaring 20's theme of this event was so much fun!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to my pharmacy school gala which was roaring 20's themed. I normally wear a size 4 so the size 4R was perfect for me. I wore 4 inch heels and the dress just grazed the floor which looked great. I also wore long gloves past my elbows because I read that the bodice was scratchy, but even when I took them off later in the evening I didn't really notice it being uncomfortable. I was one of two girls wearing a long dress at this event so it really made me stand out and was perfect for the theme. I loved it!
sk
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 27, 2015

i loved the material

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
super cute, but fits very different than the model if you are short and is heavy!
Kiki
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 13, 2015

I did not end up wearing this...Fit in the bust and sequins left much to be desired.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The sequins on top look very cheap in person. I am always a size 2, and this would not zip over my bust. I am a C-cup so its not like I am super large in my chest area so was upset this didn't work at all. If you are bust-y be sure to size up 1-2 sizes or go with another option all together. Good thing there is a RTR in Georgetown for such a dress emergency! Ended up with a great dress!
grazzzy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
May 1, 2015

gold and black nice combo. elegant dress.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
beautiful elegant dress. like d boning on the bodice. got the bigger one coz my hips are bigger. wear spanx to hide tummy .
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