Black Jackie O Dress

$53 to buy
$350 retail
Stylist Notes

This dress from Black Halo is great for work, an interview, or any classy event.

Also available in red.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted and belted at natural waist; dress hugs midsection - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Very fitted - for curvy women, size up
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model) - dress hits knee length or just below knees

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra and seamless underwear - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist and hips
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted and belted at natural waist; dress hugs midsection - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Very fitted - for curvy women, size up
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model) - dress hits knee length or just below knees

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra and seamless underwear - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist and hips
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black Ponte jersey. Asymmetric cowl neckline. Origami detail on shoulder. Includes leather belt. Hidden back zip. About 42" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'9".

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100 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(69)
Small
(29)
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
July 13, 2014
Didnt fit!
I was very disappointed with this dress. I was so excited to get it but neither my regular or back up size order fit me. I am normally between a size 6-8 and the 8 fit but it was tight.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 30, 2014
I love this dress!
I have rented this dress twice now - once for a med school graduation party and once for a wedding - I love it. I got tons of compliments about my figure in it - it makes my waist look so much smaller and gives a nice hourglass shape! That being said, it is a tight squeeze to get it zipped and spanx are a must! I probably would have ordered a size up both times if it had been available.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
August 6, 2014
Sexy yet elegant
Loved this dress! Rented three Rtr dresses for a work conference, this one was my favorite. The dress was very snug, but in a good way. Made me feel like it was holding me in, while simultaneously accentuating the good curves. It was comfortable, even while sitting. The only bad part was that it did ride up while walking, causing a kind of bunching in the stomach unless I pulled it down every few steps..
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 26, 2014
The dress made me feel sexy, yet professional at my work's big annual fundraiser.
I'm glad I got the size up from what I normally wear because this dress is TIGHT, especially through the hips and stomach. Once I got it on, though, it felt great. The little details make the dress - the unique cap sleeve, the elegant neck draping, the perfect length. I got compliments all night! This was my first RTR experience, and everything went smoothly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
August 29, 2014
Amazing Dress
Wore this dress for a big work presentation and it was perfect. The all black made me feel powerful and it fit like a glove.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 15, 2014
Strong, svelte, yet professional little black dress was perfect for a museum opening.
I really loved, loved, loved this dress. I felt chic and sophisticated but still young and trendy. This fit like a glove. I'm really long waisted. I often cannot wear a sheath for that reason, but this one worked.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 3, 2014
Perfect fit, ease of shipping return, clean no damage
Great fit, mid calf length, stunning on
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 11, 2012
Classy and feminine
I was very happy with this dress. I wore it to a work "gala" and felt sophisticated and beautiful. I don't know if it's really fair to say that it runs small, but I'm pear shaped so it was a bit snug on the bottom for me.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
October 22, 2014
This ran very small.
I usually wear a 4 or 6 and I could barely zip the zipper!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
November 30, 2014
Amazing fit
I wore this dress for my sorority's preference round my senior year of college. It fit like an absolute dream and was a great and appropriate length for the event. It's completely stretchy and great!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
December 9, 2014
Sexy dress!
Awesome dress! I would have preferred to wear a size larger since it is pretty tight in the waist but this one was ok.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
August 8, 2010
Super slimming - the dress is sexy without revealing too much. I love how the dress accentuated my curves by nipping in a bit at the waist
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 25, 2010
This dress looks stunning! Perfect for any cocktail party or work event. Very classy!!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 4, 2010
Loved loved loved this dress! Great for work to cocktails.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 10, 2010
I at first was a little uncertain about the neckline, but I came to love it after wearing the dress for a few minutes. This will be a dress I rent again. Works well for any occasion.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 12, 2010
I liked this dress a lot, it was perfect for a work event. Only problem was that the belt was not sent with it (either size, I ordered 2) It does not list a belt, but shows it in the picture, and the dress has belt loops so I had to use one of my own.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 8, 2010
Very sexy, very slimming, perfect for a work event. It looks wonderful on, and the details on the top are gorgeous.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
December 13, 2010
This dress runs true to size. I wore it to my husband's corporate Christmas party and got so many compliments. It's the perfect, classy black dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
December 27, 2010
The dress was very very flattering and beautiful. I wore it to work and then to an event at night. I seem to be the only one who finds this dress to run a bit small. I am usuallly between a 0 and a 2, and thankfully I ordered both because I felt much more comfortable in the size 2. I would order a backup size, just to be safe. Otherwise, the dress is so easy to wear, and elegant.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 29, 2011
I rented this dress for my company's winter gala and loved it! I got so many compliments on it and felt very sophisticated, yet a bit sexy in it. It fit true to size - I am 5'5", 130lbs and the 6 was perfect. The dress came in perfect condition and I was very happy with my decision to rent this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 23, 2011
Biz done right!
I rented this for a buisness event and got compliments all night. It hugs your body in all the right places and despite me being a short girl, I looked tall and statuesque. Would get it again! Please think of selling. I would buy it in a heart beat.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
March 9, 2011
Fantastic dress. Wore to a book signing and it was professional yet flattering. Wish I had a similar event to wear it to!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
March 14, 2011
Love this dress!! Wore it to a fund raising event and it was perfect! Ordered a size 0 and 2. The 0 wouldn't zip up but the 2 fit great! I would for sure rent again!!!!:)
HanhApril 8, 2012
Not to sound rude... but are you a true 0. I am having a hard time deciding. All of my clothes are 0 or XXS/XS or Small. I am thinking of requesting just the 0. Can you post me a photo?
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
December 12, 2010
Beautiful fit. Flattering and comfortable.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
April 7, 2011
This dress is beautiful. The top shape is amazingly flattering and the dress is so well constructed. Just beware that it's snug through the mid-section. I only went with my back up dress because I didn't feel like sucking in all night. :)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
April 25, 2011
This dress is amazing! It's my first rental, so I wasn't sure about sizing. I ordered the 4 (my usual "store" size) and a 6, and the 6 fit like a dream. Like some of the other reviews noted, it is quite formfitting, especially through the middle, but the detailing of the waistband and the belt made me look (and feel!) like a supermodel! I received compliments all day at the conference where I was presenting a paper. Sexy AND professional! I do recommend some smoothing undergarments (I didn't have any), just in case, but be warned that the slit in the back goes fairly high - though not obscene or anything! - so longer undergarments might show. Anyway, I love love LOVE this dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
May 28, 2011
I was told I was petite by a stylist, but I dont think Im petite really. I dont have a thin waist, Im a 34C, 135 lbs, 5'3" and wore a size 8. You do not have to be 5'6" to look amazing in the dress like the site suggests. Anyways, I LOVED this dress. It fit amazingly and was the perfect balance of looking sophisticated and sexy. I wore this to my high school graduation and everyone loved it. Th belt is worn out so I wore a rivited skinny belt. The dress hit right below the knee like the model. Amazing fit! Next time I will try red too!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 9, 2011
Absolutely loved this dress! It's classy and definitely reminds me of Jackie O. This dress was rented for a baptism and a work event. Runs true to size. Would love to buy this dress!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
August 14, 2011
I LOVE THIS DRESS!! I wore it for my sister-in-law's wedding and got so many complements! It's extremely sexy, but classic and sophisticated at the same time. I'm a size 8, but I felt like a 2 in it and everybody told me how amazing I looked. BEST DRESS EVER!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 153lbs
October 30, 2011
So many glowing reviews for this item have already done it justice. I will gladly join in the praise for this fantastic dress. Size 6 fit me well, I felt amazing in it, and received a lot of compliments. I will be renting from this designer again!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
November 4, 2011
I don't understand what all the hype is about with the Black Halo Jackie Dress. I was very excited to rent it, but ended up not wearing it. I thought it had a number of very unflattering qualities. My main issue is with the arm hole openings and cap sleeves, which I can't understand why Black Halo hasn't redisgned by now. The arm hole openings are unusually large showing unecessary skin under the arm from the front, side and back. It made me look like fat was busting out of the top, when it was actually a bit loose. The model doesn't have this particular issue, but I imagine if you don't have a very narrow back and aren't really skinny then this could be a problem for you too. I am 5'6" about 123 lbs. The cap sleeve things are just all around awful. They're basically pointless, they don't hide anything you'd want them to and don't do anything good for your arms or shoulders. It looked better when I slid them off my shoulders, but then they gaped in the back. It's clearly not meant to be worn that way. I ordered a 6 and 4 expecting designer sizing (I'm normally a 2 at j.crew, 2 at Ann Taylor, 2 or 4 at Club Monaco). The 6 was huge. The 4 was snug in the waist but was a little big in the bust and hips. I would give this 1 or 2 stars but gave it 3 b/c it can't be all bad--it works on some people.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 14, 2011
Law School Interview
I love this dress - unfortunately now that I've worn it and know how amazing it looks on I'm going to have to purchase it. I often wear a size 4 in "high end" clothing items and wear a size 6 in regular to lower end brands. I fit perfectly in a size 6. I fully recommend and can't wait to own my own to wear all the time.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 23, 2011
Best dress ever
Fits perfect, and the lenght is "church" conservative... Was the best looking Godmother this weekend!!! Thanks...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 19, 2011
Amazing!!
This dress was perfect. It fit like a glove and felt really sophisticated in it. It's one of those dresses you really want to own.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 144lbs
April 18, 2012
Order a size up....
Definitely runs small.. if ordering 2 sizes.. order a size up for your back up.. wish I would have... because it is a very nice silhouette
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 23, 2012
Nice Dress but.....
This dress is very nice unfortunately I was unable to wear the dress as it was huge on top and very snug on the bottom. Getting a size smaller would be impossible. Other than that the dress was very nice and sophisticated. I contacted Customer Service and was issued a credit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
June 6, 2012
Petite, and fit great
I'm short, 5'1 and I was a little concerned this dress would be too long. It fit like a dream! I had loads of compliments and it was very comfortable. Highly recommend! Did both the 0 and 2, went with the 0.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
August 13, 2012
2nd time renting this dress, and I'd rent it again
This is my second time renting this dress, because it is great for work events! It fits great, is conservative but the neckline gives it a little edge.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 20, 2012
Perfect, Yet too on Fit
This is such a beautiful dress. I loved the structured design and saw it worn by some of my star favorites (Sandra Bullock / Ryan Reynolds movie), that I thought it would be perfect. Well it was and I would have given this dress 5 stars and it should receive, however my problem was the measurements and fabric. This dress has NO STRETCH, not even a little. I got what I thought was my size and the one larger. I couldn't close either. Now in defense of this dress, I am athletic with, what I feel is, broad shoulders and more of a sports back. This was not the body shape for this dress. So I feel it is more of my body issues versus the dress. I think if we had a true understanding of the capabilities of different fabrics we could better judge what wold work on ourselves. This dress is what sealed my already mental deal with myself to work on my body shape to fit the true designer sizes. Designer sizes seem to be a size smaller then what the mall wants us to believe we are. So if I thought I was an 8, I would be a 10. Prior to this dress I had already planned a new fit plan that would help reduce my athletic back. That is a lot harder then just a diet/exercise plan. But anyways, I don't want to say the dress is at fault, it is just that my body shape was not appropriate, especially since I am at the top last sizes this dress is made in. If I could have gone to a 12 I would have made it (I believe it was unavailable at my time, or it could be that it wasn't made that large). The rest was perfect. It is just the material. I wish the designer used a fabric with just a little give. That would have made this perfect. So due to the designer not thinking of the dramatic slight differences in everyone's shape, requiring a little stretch, I had to knock it down a star. And honestly, due to the fact I have never seen such unrelenting fabric in a dress or any clothing I have worn, I yanked another star. But I wish and still wish I can wear this dress. The shape and design are so beautiful and really give the female form this business/librarian smarts with the feline sexy cut and folds. BTW - I am muscular and that is why my weight may seem odd with the sizes. Plus I wanted to try this dress so badly that I got the 8 even thou at the time it was completely unrealistic. I was still losing from pregnancy.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 2, 2012
Super flattering fit
The dress seemed to run a little small, I typically wear an 8 and it was a little tight - def needed spanx! But the other cut and fit of the dress was very feminine and really flattering.
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