Black Halo

Jacket Belted Dress

$50 rental
$350 retail

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Stylist Notes

The perfect interview dress or great for any cocktail affair, this Black Halo style is simple, classic, and elegant with a chic touch added by the jacket-like collar.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - slightly fitted in the bust so consider sizing up for full bust sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs narrow so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Tea length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Black Ponte jersey. Square neckline with collar detail. Cap sleeves with gathering detail. Includes leather belt. Hidden side zip. About 42" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'9".

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54 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(26)
Small
(27)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 14, 2012
Hot and classy!

Loved this suit, great fit, great for any event where you want to be sexy yet classy and confident.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
November 8, 2010

I really loved the way this dress looked both online and on the hanger, but I tried it on and it did not fit through the bust. I usually wear a 6 or 8, but neither dress size fit. It was large elsewhere except for my rib cage. I did not end up wearing it and wore something from my closet. It is a beautiful dress though and wished it fit.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
December 6, 2010

The dress only runs small in the way that it is slim fitting. I fall between a 10 and a 12, and I'm curvy. The 10 was perfect for me. It was so slimming and gorgeous! I wore it for an interview paired with a tailored suit jacket, and it was perfect! Great dress, great experience!

Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Body type: Hourglass
November 7, 2011

The slit goes too high in the back, so be careful if you are renting this for a work or other professional function. It literally showed my bum, and I could not wear it to my function.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
December 7, 2011
Very easy to rent and return.

I wore this dress for a 1940's theme party. It looked great. I usually wear a size 2, but the 4 fit better. The top half of the dress runs small while the bottom half of the dress runs large. Would have rathered it be more form fitting in the skirt, the 2, but the top ran so small & I have broad shoulders I had to go with the 4. I'm 5'5" so the dress fell longer than on the model. Probably mid-calf. My measurements are 36", 27", 36", and a B cup. I hope this was helpful:)

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 9, 2011
Loved it!

This dress was amazing. I received so many compliments. The neckline is very flattering. The 10 fit like a glove, probably closer to an 8.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 123lbs
February 17, 2012
Not for Big Busts

I'm a zero with 34C bust. Larger bust than most with my frame. I could not zip this dress (side zip). It was a good inch from closing at the top. Very cute, but be aware if you're large chested. The rest fit well, not even snug (waist, hips, etc). Very cute though! Would have been perfect for my husbands awards dinner for work!

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 122lbs
September 24, 2011

This dress was gorgeous but didn't fit me at ALL ... I had to return it and thankfully RTR refunded me. :(

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
September 13, 2012
Great dress for a work cocktail event.

I'd say the only thing that makes the dress run a little small is that the zipper is a little rigid. I think I could have closed the 2, but I couldn't get the zipper to cooperate.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 19, 2012
Amazing dress for a business networking event

This was my first time using rent the runway and I was extremely pleased with my dress selection. I got so many compliments that night. The dress did run a little small but it looks amazing on. It looks very professional and sexy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 28, 2012
the dress was pretty but just did not work for me.

i have a large bust but the bust of this dress was realy big and i could not fill it out while the rest of the dress ran small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 9, 2012
It was a beautifully cut dress.

Unfortunately, it did not fit. They only had back up size 2 available which was not the back up size I needed.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
October 12, 2012
I did not end up wearing the dress.

Too small in the bust for small but busty women.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
October 26, 2012
Loved this Black Halo dress for the interview portion of a pageant. I got so many compliments

I would suggest ordering a larger size as abackup, its a tight fit in the bust!

AndiOctober 26, 2012
I love your little yellow belt where did you find it?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
December 13, 2012
This dress is outstanding!

Runs a bit small through the hips but if you don't mind a snug dress - this is perfect for you!

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 25, 2012
MBA Graduation

A little tight in the bust area.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 16, 2012
nice

was pretty, but too tight around the rib-cage.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 8, 2013
Fits small, definetly order a size up.

I wasn't able to wear either of the sizes I ordered.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
June 15, 2013
This is a lovely dress. I wore it for my MBA clas photos and received so many compliments.

The fit runs small. Make sure you order the size you normally wear and one size larger.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
December 10, 2012
Classy and clean! This dress is a great fit and will give you a tiny waist!

I LOVED this dress!!! The fit of the dress will give your body such a great shape. It has a structured fit which makes your waist look tiny. I really just loved how clean and put together this dress looked. It was a little snug throughout the ribcage (thats why I said it runs a little small). I will definitely be renting more Black Halo dresses in the future.

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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
August 2, 2011

I have rented previously from RTR but never felt the need to write a review till with this dress that I'm actually thinking of purchasing if I can find it. I felt like Victoria Beckham in this dress, very sexy, flattens the tummy, gives you an amazing shape while hiding the little fat here and there. You want to feel classy, professional while keeping your sexiness and elegance this is the dress for you! 5/5 stars

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 25, 2011

Being 6', I was worried about the length on this dress. But it was a perfect knee-length, just as shown on the model. At the time of my rental, only the size 10 was available and I am always an 8. So I took a chance and just as others have said, it does run small fit like a glove and I'm glad I went a size larger! It fits very snugly in the ribcage area, so beware if you're considering this dress. I wore it to a chic private dinner in New York and every person commented on how beautiful it was, especially the fit. Thanks Rent the Runway and don't forget to keep adding some knee-length wear for those of us over 40! Loved this one.

PangelineOctober 25, 2011
I am so glad you suggested knee-length wear for us more mature ladies. All the dresses are so short that I have little to choose from. Your comment was very informative for me. Thanks
Tall+ChicOctober 25, 2011
And you wrote your comment on my birthday, no less! :) I agree...RTR, please add some longer-length cocktail dresses (though not floor length). Not everyone is 25 years old, or necessarily wants to show as much skin.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 14, 2012
Received many compliments!!

This is so perfect for someone who is taller and has a very small waist, but larger "assets." I loved this dress so much i actually ended up buying it somewhere else online. The ONE thing I strongly recommend is a long slips since this dress is not lined on the lower section, which is strange for a quality brand. Regardless, this is a fantastic dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
May 10, 2012
Unique, Professional

Gorgeous, but beware:the slit in the back was so high, it showed my underwear! My usual size 6 was too small. If you're busty or hippy, I'd go up a size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 117lbs
October 17, 2012
runs small...could not get into it

runs small...could not even get into it

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 18, 2013
Great classic dress!

This is overall a great tasteful dress. I actually wore it for a funeral and it was perfect. I'm glad I got the size 2 as my extra size because it runs a little small. I'm pretty straight and narrow and the 0 wouldn't even zip. I probably could have gotten away with a 4. My only criticism is that I felt like the top part stretched out as the day wore on so I felt like I needed to pull it up. Also, a strapless bra is needed with this one.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 25, 2014
I felt like a million bucks!

I wore this for a retirement party - the dress is just such a classic LBD but with some interesting structure. The overall fit was tighter than I would have preferred and I'm usually a a true 4. Overall, the dress was beautiful - I wore nude heels with it which in hindsight, was a mistake. Black heels would have been better - I made the nude choice due to the trend at the time and the fact that it was a daytime event.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
September 17, 2016
Fit like a glove!

Loved It! I received many compliments and it fit like a glove! THe fabric is thick and beautiful and the color was amazing. I would love this dress in my closet!

Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
November 1, 2010

I wore this dress to a graduation and I did not stop receiving compliments all night! Not to mention my boyfriend was blown away by how sexy AND conservative it was. He wishes I owned it! It fit perfectly but I am glad I got the second size for free seeing how the 2 was a little tight! Thanks RTR, I will rent again!

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
December 21, 2010

One of the most flattering dresses you will ever wear. The perfect business attire black dress.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
February 10, 2011

LOVE IT. Fit like a glove. I wore it to my boyfriend's company holiday party and it was an absolute hit. Conservative, yet sexy; enough said.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
February 20, 2011

The perfect LBD. Makes you look trim and sophisticated from every single angle. I received so many compliments on this dress that I wish I could buy it. Get the right bra for it, however, because your bra will show from the front if you don't.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 8, 2011

perfect dress. wore it to a business casual alumni dinner. fits perfectly, sexy without being over the top. fantastic rental, thinking about buying.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 10, 2011

This dress is fantastic! The info above says that the dress can run a bit small. They didn't have my back-up size, 10, available to rent, so I took the gamble that the 8 would fit. It was a bit tighter than I had hoped, but it still looked stunning!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 21, 2011
Love this dress

I rented this dress for a big meeting for work and I loved it. Professional, fashionable, and comfortable. I normally wear a 6 or 8 in dresses, and this dress ran true to size. The material is solid, yet has some give, and the 6 fit like a dream. I'm 5'8" and 145 lbs with a muscular, hourglass shape, and my boyfriend commented that the dress made me look "built." The size 8 was a little loose around my waist, but probably fit my larger shoulders a little easier than the 6, so it was a game time decision. I wore the 6 and spent the day on trains and in meetings in perfect comfort. Because of how well the garment is constructed, though, either dress would have worked perfectly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 22, 2011
The dress was perfect for both job interviews and a visit to the Magic Castle! The kind of dress you need to OWN <3

This dress is fantastic! I ordered a 2 and a 4 as my back up, worried the 2 would be tight based on other reviews. The 4 was large but the 2 was divine! The dress is beautifully constructed and fits like it was custom made. It's a little long but I purchased hem tape to bring it just below knee length. I wore the dress for job interviews, with a conservative heel and it was perfect. Wore it again later with sky high platform pumps for a totally different look. I would purchase this dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 16, 2012
Classy & gorgeous

Wore this to a nice date night in San Fran. I wish I would have taken a picture - the neckline/shoulders are interesting and the waistline is flattering even though its tight fitting.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 17, 2012
I rented this dress along with another one for $25. It's great price for quality. Dresses arrived on time and it was just a very smooth experience for me! Will definitely be renting more! Love RTR!

I rented this dress to try out RTR and for no particular occasion. I wore it for work for a meeting. I absolutely loved the dress and it fit like a glove! I felt elegant and kinda made me look taller. I feel like renting it again!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
August 22, 2012
Sleek and Professional

I wore this to a work holiday party and received so many compliments. It is elegant and just a bit sexy while still being quite professional. The cut is slimming and very flattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
August 10, 2012
Perfect

Great for a work function or interview!

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