Black Halo

Ready Rose Dress

$50 rental
$375 retail

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Stylist Notes

Enjoy some flower power in Black Halo's Ready Rose Dress. A chic silhouette in an elegant floral print, this dress is best paired with a few gold touches.

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 throughout; dress hugs midsection - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Very fitted - very fitted throughout hips - curvy women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Multicolor floral on dark navy stretch cotton. Asymmetric cowl neck. Cap sleeve with origami detail. Hidden back zip. About 42" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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64 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(46)
Small
(17)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Apple
October 12, 2010
I LOVE this dress. The fabric is rich and elegant and the cut is superb. It FEELS expensive when you put it on, and it fit me like a glove. I wish I owned this one - I'd wear it again and again.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
November 5, 2010
Rented this dress to wear to a theater performance, beautifully made and fits well. I am 5'3" 115 lbs & curvy-I rented a 2 and a 4 and wore the 2. The top does not lie flat, unless you are large chested (I am 32D) I usually wear size 2 top and size 4 pants. FYI the background color is navy blue, not black as it appears in the pic. At least I am pretty sure. I wore with a bronze metallic shoe.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 26, 2010
I rented this dress for a late afternoon work function where I had to MC the event. The dress was amazing - it looked much better on me than the picture on RTR. I had co-workers, family, and friends gushing over it all day. It is also very comfortable to wear. I got both the 0 and the 2, and ended up wearing the 0 (measuremnts: 32,24,35). I was sad to have to send it back.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
January 7, 2011
Oh, goodness, this is a great dress. The material is sturdy and soft, like quality clothes should be. I had just a couple of issues that weren't a huge deal: 1) the arm hole comes down pretty low...pretty much to be even with my bra band...which means I had some bra band pudge that I had to be aware of; 2) the zipper felt like it was about to break (really tough to pull); 3) there were a few loose threads (no holes, though). I'm really glad I got the backup size, because as usual in my life, the waist measurement was accurate, but the smaller size would never have zipped over my bust. I ended up wearing the larger size for a perfect bust and hip fit, and little extra room in the waist. Great Mad Men-esque dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
March 1, 2011
I ordered this dress as my back up to a theme function (Red Rose Ball). I liked it so much, I wore it instead. I was a little nervous, because the style remarks say only for tall gals, but I am so long waisted, I took a chance. It fit like a dream. The neck-line was beautiful. I paired it with vintage navy kidskin gloves, and red peep toe pumps for a 60's feel.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
May 9, 2011
If you are looking for a dress to really accentuate your figure, this is it! I received many compliments on it. Well made, and hugs your curves in just the right places. As noted in other reviews, the color of this dress is definitely a navy/midnight blue. I rented the 4 and the 6 and ended up wearing the 4. it is comfortable, easy to sit in, and I highly recommend it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
June 1, 2011
Very fitted but flattering. Slight give in the fabric makes the dress comfortable to sit in.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
June 5, 2011
First of all, this dress is NAVY not black. It was beautiful and fit like a dream. I got SO many compliments. The sleeve holes were pretty large, so I actually wore it off the shoulder and it looked fantastic and no one knew the difference.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 21, 2011
I loved this dress. It is definitely a dark navy, but had the perfect bright colors in the roses needed for an outdoor summer wedding. The length is a little longer than I expected and hit a little above my knee. I also got a size 6 which is what size I usually am and it fit like a glove. It was a great mix of classy and sexy. Loved it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 22, 2011
This dress is beautiful and I will probably rent it again. Flattering and an eye catching pattern. I wore it to a big outdoor work party and it was a hit! :)
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
August 3, 2011
I rented this for a baby's baptism and the dress was perfect for the occasion. It was conservative and beautiful. The dress hugs all your curves and is ideal for sometime 5'5 or taller.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 21, 2011
This beautiful dress was perfect for the Wedding Brunch I attended. Runs just a little bit on the small side, but the style is very forgiving. The background of the dress is more navy than black, but I wore black pumps that looked great. Very classic dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 25, 2011
Beautiful dress! I wore this for my bridal shower and got tons of compliments - everyone thought it was Dolce and Gabanna... I noted runs "small," but just a little bit. For comparison, I usually wear a 4/6 in Banana Republic dresses and I should have ordered the 6 in this dress. Thanks to Spanx, though, it looked awesome! Thanks RTR.
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 13, 2011
Overall I thought this dress worked out for the fall wedding that I went to. Positives first: I am really tall so usually things are way too short. This dress fit me just like like the photos and came right to my knee. It is a very classic style dress. It also was perfectly tailored to my shape. If you are curvy at all this is not the dress for you. I normally wear a 2 or 4 in dresses and ended up wearing the 4. I got a lot of compliments about the fit. Negatives: I got 2 sizes in the dress and both were pretty faded. Keep in mind that this dress is NAVY not black. Pick shoes accordingly. You can tell the dress has been laundered time and time again because the folds of the dress are still dark navy but the rest of the dress looks shopworn. One of the two dresses had a large rip in the slit in the back...someone who clearly needed a bigger size must have rented before me. The slit is already pretty high to begin with so make sure you are comfortable with it. This was my first experience with RTR and the whole process was super easy.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 69
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
October 28, 2011
I am a size 12 and highest size for RTR. The largest of this dress was a 10 but I loved the look so I thought I would take the risk. It didn't fit! I would suggest going up a size. The fabric was lovely with a nice sheen on it. The design is wonderful. Great for a garden party, summer or spring wedding or just a special night out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 21, 2011
Standing out in a crowd of red and green. A unique, classic dress!
I rented this for my office's Christmas party and it was I complete hit--I absolutely Loved this dress and received compliments on it all night. It is definitely a dark, nearly black, blue--but its dark enough that black nylons and black heels matched. The arm holes are a little low, and even though I tried to wear a cami underneath, the neckline is too unique to allow it, so be forewarned.(You can see this in the picture, which makes me cringe every time I look at the gap) However, despite the lower than appreciated arm holes the dress was fitted in a beautifully classic manner. A cardigan fixes the problem and is worth the rest of the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 3, 2012
Elegant and cute
The 8 was too big and the 6 looked great. Spans needed
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
April 27, 2012
Vintage chic!
Alissa (one of the Rent the Runway stylists) recommended this to me, after I requested a recommendation for a Mad Men-themed wine tasting event I have coming up. It is a great pick, it's so Mad Men-esque! I just tried it on and it has a great, classic silhouette--I won't even need to add a whole lot of accessories to get that retro look I'm going for. It didn't have that much "hanger appeal" for me, but looks amazing when you put it on. I love Black Halo because they have form-fitting silhouettes that hug your curves in the right spots and look sexy while still being classy. However, don't let the form-fitting thing scare you--while it runs smaller than my other favorite brands (i.e. Marchesa Notte and Badgley Mischka), the fabric is still relatively forgiving and has some stretch, so it's still comfortable (and you can breathe!) My only minor quibble is that the zipper is a bit hard to run up and down, but for how I look in this, I'll deal with that. The arm holes are also loose on me. I love how it looks on me overall though. It makes my waist look so tiny. The photo actually doesn't quite do it justice, the best part of the dress is the neckline--it doesn't lie flat like the photo, but actually pops up a bit and has an interesting, origami-like look to it. I'm also not sure how it would look on shorter women. I'm 5'4" and on me, it hits right below my knee. It's a longer hemline than I'm used to, but since I'm trying to dress for a 1960s theme party, I don't mind because then it'll look more authentic (and dresses back then tended to be longer). Worth a look!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 8, 2012
This dress was so perfect for my cousin's mountaintop wedding! The floral print and the pops of color were just enough.
Loved this dress! Ran true to size and was very comfortable! I have a petite, hourglass figure with a larger bust. It hugged all the right ways in all the right places :) I received MANY compliments and was totally happy with it overall.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 8, 2012
curve-hugging, gorgeous print
the reviews are accurate for this dress - spanx are necessary if you've got any sort of hips. the print and the asymmetrical neckline are fabulous, as is the slit and the tailoring of the dress. however i felt that the material and the vividness of the print looks much better online than it did in person. in person, it just looks like a brushed cotton, and doesn't have as glamorous of a feel as i envisioned when ordering. i'm pretty consistently a size 6, and i couldn't even get the 6 over my hips. i wore the 8, which was tight, but figure flattering once i got it on. the armholes are a bit low, so you do have to deal with the bra strap bulge. i liked wearing this dress, as it has a very joan harris mad-men feel, but just be prepared to have your curves on display and have spanx at the ready.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 154lbs
August 11, 2012
Fit fairly well
I wore this to a wedding, and it fit fairly well. I usually wear between a size 6 to 8 in dresses, and the 8 fit well. I'm six feet tall, and it was a good length. I agree with other reviews stating that it was a little stretched out. I was nursing at the time, and it fit well across the bust.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
August 13, 2012
Think God I had my own back up
This dress is a great dress. It fit perfectly but the one I got looked like its been washed too many times. The dress did not look like the picture. The flowers was washed out. Rent The Runway need to get a new one and throw this one away. It was horrible I can not believe you guys are still renting this dress...Please throw it away that's how bad the dress look
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
September 15, 2012
Perfect dress for a bridal luncheon!
This was a perfect dress for my friends bridal luncheon. I received many compliments on the dress, which is always great! I'm 5'11 and this dress fit me perfectly, though I did have to go up a size as the dress runs a tad small. The color is indeed a deep blue, not black. I wore nude shoes with it and it was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 24, 2012
Beautiful dress!
Unfortunately the 8 was just a little too snug so I ended up going with a different dress from RTR. However, had this one fit, I would have worn it because I liked it so much better than my first choice. The material is beautiful. The dress is very fitted and the fabric does not give, so go up a size. I am a pretty true 8, but would have felt stuffed in this dress. A 10 would have been perfect. It is also very nice for full bust. I will rent this in a 10 for sure!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 26, 2012
Stunning fit for stylish LA wedding parties
This dress was amazing. I have small bust and saddlebag things, so finding dresses that fit on top and bottom can be a trick. The bust was well-fitted, the torso wasn't quite long enough (the flare out over the butt started a little too high), but not enough that you could really see. Enough room in the stomach panel to sit down comfortably without feeling encased. I find the lower cut arm holes to be a good feature -- lots of air flow, which keeps a dress from getting sweat stains after repeated wearing. A well constructed dress, which fit me better than some that were tailor made for me. If I could find this pattern, I certainly would buy it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 15, 2012
Subtle and Sexy!
I love Black Halo dresses....They are very sexy without being flashy. These dresses are very slimming and comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 26, 2012
Luxurious material and fit!
I rented this dress for my cousin's law school graduation. This is one of my favorite designers. The dresses are cut impeccably . I've since purchased other dresses from their line. The material is very thick, rich and snug fitting. It will flatter ANY body type. It's very forgiving, you don't have to worry about Spanx or having body imperfections show through the fabric. The material is very luxurious and wraps your body, the colors are bright and vibrant. I paired this with simple black pumps and pearls. Of course, like all RTR dresses, I got tons of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
October 28, 2012
Loved the service and the dress is gorgeous. I"m already planning my next RTR experience!
This dress was gorgeous- perfect for a fall wedding! Although it is very fitted, the fabric has some stretch so I was able to dance with no problem. The dress is dark blue, but I wore black tights and shoes and it looked great. The neckline is really unique and doesn't need any jewelry. I just wore a simple pearl bracelet.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 4, 2012
I loved the dress! I was given many compliments, the best was watching my bf's eyes light up.
The dress was more of a navy than a black. I wore it with champagne colored shoes. It was hard to dance in because of the length, but I still got down. I run between a size 10 and an 8. This dress I had to use the 10 because it fit perfectly. The spanks helped, but I had to hike them up in the back b/c the slit went kind of high. I would rent this one again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
November 11, 2012
gorgeous pattern , so so many compliments
I felt so so beautiful in this romantic, and sexy but elegant dress!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
November 23, 2012
loved the dress...perfect length.
colors a touch faded...but fits beautifully.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 29, 2012
I was amazed that this dress arrived on time to a tiny Montana town.
I didn't feel awesome in this dress. It didn't do much to accentuate my attributes. I have a very athletic and curvy body - flat stomach, big bootie, and muscular thighs. This dress kept hiking up and bunching up around my waist. The bust was a little snug.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
December 15, 2012
I tried it on but chose my other rental instead. I didn't like the material.
The dress fit true to size. I just thoughts the dress had some shine, but it was more of a faded look to it. Overall the style is flattering, but I just did not like the look for the party I was attending.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 11, 2013
I received a lot of compliments. I love it!
The fit was perfect. This silhouette is great for my body type so I can't go wrong with it. I am 5'6 with a small upper body but bigger hips and booty.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
March 5, 2013
Perfect dress for a day wedding.
This dress is very polished. The print makes it interesting and better for a party than for work unlike other Black Halo dresses. I wore it to a day wedding in NYC and felt perfectly dressed for the occasion. The dress is very fitted so shapewear helps create the right silhouette.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
March 26, 2013
Pretty dress perfect for the work party I went to. Looked great on.
Fits small. I always wear a size 4 and I needed the 6, which fit well. I am tall and slim - 6' tall. The dress was a great length on me but the 4 was tight through the thighs and ribcage. The color is more like a faded black. Very pretty – I loved it!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 111lbs
April 1, 2013
My husband loved the dress!
I wore this dress for Easter Sunday. I wanted something that was conservative enough for church but not stuffy. The style, fit, length and floral pattern were exactly what I was going for. I am a worship leader in my church so I needed just the right combination of looking good but not standing out too much. This dress delivered! My only complaint, and the only reason I gave it four stars, was because I felt the material seemed rather faded, as if it had been washed or dry cleaned a few too many times. That was a little disappointing. Otherwise, a great dress! I thought I ran a little small. I ordered a 0 but wore the 2. I usually wear a 0 in most things.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
April 3, 2013
loved this dress, wish this was in my closet!
Had so many compliments, perfect for a wedding reception.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 9, 2013
Lovely, high quality dress
This print is gorgggeeeeooouuss and very flattering. I found myself fussing with the dress a little (smoothing down the front, adjust the little sleeve flaps), but overall it's a very pretty dress that can go from day to night. I wore it for my bridal shower during the day and then my fiance's surprise birthday party that night and it was perfect. Because of the length (a bit below the knee) make sure to wear it with sky high heels.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 12, 2013
Very appropriate for outdoor spring wedding.
Hugged my curves, decided to wear nude heels to keep focus on the dress. Many compliments. Great dress!
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