Red Carpet Dress

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$325 retail

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Stylist Notes

Black Halo takes a simple silhouette and gives it a bold makeover.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly big. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized XS-L. Size XS=0,2; Size S=4,6; Size M=8,10; Size L=12.

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout and ruched fabric conceals abdomen
HIPS: Fitted
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra and seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly big. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized XS-L. Size XS=0,2; Size S=4,6; Size M=8,10; Size L=12.

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout and ruched fabric conceals abdomen
HIPS: Fitted
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra and seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types

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Product Details

Red shiny jersey. V neckline with draping detail at shoulder. Side ruching detail on body. Draping detail on skirt. Hidden side zip. 36" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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117 reviews
Fit
Large21
True to Size68
Small28
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 12, 2015
Fit is not flattering
Did not end up wearing this dress in either the M or the S as the fit was very, very unflattering. It was too tight in some areas and too looser in all the wrong areas. Would not recommend this dress.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
December 10, 2014
Everyone said I looked HOTT
The biggest problem is that I have a very muscled butt. I do crossfit and I run and cycle so the dress was extremely short on the backside. Otherwise, a beautiful dress. Make sure to wear a bra. The rouching hides a lot of imperfections so there's no need to worry about not having six-pack abs, which I don't have.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 4, 2014
Lots of compliments!
Very pretty dress, I usually am about and 8/10 dress size depending on the material and such so I took a Large in this dress. I think it ran a bit small. I had 2 complaints the slip part was very short and tight and it kept riding up when i sat down; and the draping over the right top on the chest wasn't attached to the dress so when I would move it would bunch up and look kind of funny. But other than that it looked great was comfortable and I got a lot of compliments on it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 2, 2014
Fire Engine Red at the Fire Fighters Ball! Really drew everyones attention.
This dress was red hot. It ran a little small in the body, so I went a size up, even though it gave the bust more of a gaping hang, I just kept that in mind if I bent over. The legnth was great, and it sat very nice on the body.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
July 14, 2014
So sexy!
The draping makes this dress SO flattering, and you can actually breathe!
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
June 26, 2014
i received so many compliments and the red just popped.
the dress fit perfectly, especially a woman with curves.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 24, 2014
Lady in red!
The fit runs a bit large and I ended up wearing the S. It was very comfortable and loved that I could wear a bra with straps. The style of the dress was very flattering to my body type and camouflaged my flaws. I dressed it up with a statement necklace and peep-toe black heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 8, 2013
Not for me
This was just not a dress I would wear. It was really short and the material felt cheap to me. I think the shape is nice and I was sad to not love it, but this one went back unworn...and before I knew you could sent them back right away if they weren't right, so I paid full price...my fault but still sad!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
September 7, 2013
Great dress. Wore for work Christmas party.
Fit well, however, the folds around the middle can make it look like you have more belly than you do, so be sure to stand up straight!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
June 5, 2013
Eh..
I was not crazy about this dress. It was super comfy but it just reminded me of something you would buy in Joyce Leslie.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 27, 2013
arrived on time, and i love rent the runway! even though this was just a bad dress.
it fit loose and the color was more of a dark red. the material was like basketball jersey shorts. i didn't end up wearing it because it looked a little cheap.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 17, 2013
Stunning red, but short
Gorgeous red dress-has a slight stretch in the fabric, but this dress is not forgiving. It is quite short and my current baby bump definitely made it too short for a formal event. Loved the dress-would be great for petite girls or those looking for a daring statement dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 10, 2013
Droopy, not drapey.
I ordered this dress as a backup style for a holiday office party, and while the size was slightly too large, I could also tell that even the XS would have been droopier and longer than I had imagined. My chest looked saggy, which is definitely not what you want! RTR has some fantastic red dresses available -- go check them out instead :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 9, 2013
Great color!
The fit was great. Fabric was very forgiving and comfortable. The length was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 21, 2013
Would have been lovely if the skirt was longer
Did not end up wearing this dress, had rented for a romantic Valentine's evening with my boyfriend and when it arrived and tried it on I realized any stares I would receive would be due to the extreme amount of leg (if not more) showing. Beware for taller women, I'm nearly 5'10 and it was much too short to wear in public. The draping is nice, though a bit boxy around the waist, probably a beautiful fit on curvier bodies I just didn't have the but to fill it out as well.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 3, 2013
I liked it, but the material was jersey and diffrent than i expected.
I wore it to a semi formal.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 15, 2013
Runs small and short; better for thin framed person without curves.
I was disappointed with this dress--I usually run a size 6/8 and the medium was way too small. The bust area was not designed for someone with greater than an A sized cup, and I am 5'5" and the dress length was so short it fell perhaps 2 inches below my hips and if I sat down would not have had enough coverage at all. I was surprised because in the past I have worn a size 6 in Black Halo and the dresses have been designed for a completely different type of fit model.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
February 2, 2013
I get to wear the dress
I'm 5'2" and weigh 115-118lbs with 36C top, this dress was too small for me. The dress is also a silky shiny dress so it didn't look to classy to me. Wasn't one of my favorites at RTR
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
January 16, 2013
Standing out in photos because of the vivid red dress shade!
The dress fit true to size, possibly even a little on the roomy side, most notably in the bust. Very comfortable and cute dress; I got a lot of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Athletic
January 10, 2013
SHORT.
My backup size was suddenly unavailable for a dress I rented, so RTR kindly suggested I try a different dress as a backup. Thankfully, the dress I ordered fit. This dress was incredibly short (I'm 5'10"). I was not wild about the hand of the fabric either. It felt very polyester-y. The drape in the back was unflattering. Not for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 2, 2013
Wasn't able to wear it
While the dress is cute and looks adorable on the model I didn't end up wearing this to my family Christmas party. I ordered the small based on all of the reviews with the medium as my backup size. The medium was unavailable for my date but I ordered anyway. The dress that came did fit. However it was tighter than I was comfortable with for a family event. I'm only ft tall and the dress was short even on me and quite tight on my backside. Had I been going out for a night on the town it probably wouldn't have bothered me but for a family gathering it just didn't feel right. Overall the dress is cute but it just wasn't right for my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 27, 2012
I was complimented on how I looked from behind as much as from the front
I read the reviews and ordered my usual - M - and an S for the free backup as previous reviews indicated this ran large. For a true hourglass shape, however, I'd say this is just the right amount of material. But with any dress I run the risk of not enough give in the hips or bust. Plenty of room in the bust with an M, barely enough for the bottom. The dress is extremely short - which was very fun for this night but something to be aware of especially for big bottomed girls like myself. There's gorgeous gathering in all the right places but a seam down the back, which meant I was pulling on it all night to make sure the seam lined up correctly. That said, when it did line up it was super sexy and gorgeous. Husband was told by many that I'm getting more beautiful as I age and that kind of compliment can't be beat. I wouldn't order this dress again and am glad I didn't purchase it, but that's what is great about renting! The red was more orange than expected (but looks pink in these photos) so beware. I felt beautiful all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
December 16, 2012
I love RTR and will rent again, just not this designer.
I ended up not wearing either size. Poorly constructed dress already ripping at the seam when I took it out of the bag. The dress is extremely short and if you are busty this is not a good dress for you. The empire waistline did not leave much room for my boobs. Would not recommend this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
December 12, 2012
Small on the chest if busty- other than that fun and sexy!
I truly enjoyed wearing this dress. I wore it for my fiancé's 30th Birthday. The fabric was beautiful, the color was vibrant, and the style was great. However, it was a little too short for my comfort so I wore it with black stalkings. I have a large bust for my height and body size, so it was a little too tight on the bust area. It wasn't that noticeable, but I felt a little uncomfortable with it. I usually wear an XS, but I had to go with the Small for this one just because of the bust and the length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 9, 2012
This color really made the dress.
The rouching wasn't my favorite but I loved the color of this dress. Also a little on the shorter side but it did an alright job of staying in place all night. Might be better for girls who aren't too curvy.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
December 6, 2012
Nice dress
Love the color and style. Note: it is short (the model in the picture is 5'5")
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 25, 2012
Great for a night partying with my girlfriends.
I wore this to a bachelorette party in NYC's Meatpacking District. It was perfect. The dress was very flattering. I am about two sizes larger in pants than I am in tops (I usually wear a 0-2 in tops and a 4-6 in bottoms) and the XS fit well. It was very short, but I am tall and that was fine for spending a night out partying.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
October 22, 2012
The dress was such a bright red - it really made you pop and stand out!
Everything fit me true to size (XS) except for the length. I have a bigger butt, so the length on me was a lot shorter than on the model. Other than that, the bust, waist and everything else fit perfectly! I really liked the layering of the dress, it added some interest. I rented this dress for a charity event, so I covered my shoulders up with a little gold shrug.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 5, 2012
This dress is vibrant and super soft. I was comfortable the entire night while looking great in red.
The small was too small and the medium left me with a little wiggle room. I think that the dress may hang better on someone with a larger bust. The material is reall soft and slinky.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 28, 2012
RTR made the process so simple!
I did not like the fact that the fabric was shiny. This dress would have been to die for if it was just a matte jersey. Felt too 'holiday-like' for an April wedding.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 24, 2012
Was very easy to rent wear and return!
I loved the color, very bright and stand out. It felt a little short however I think I'm just not used to wearing the style of dress. The material was great. The fit was true to size, came on time and very easy to return!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 23, 2012
I wore this dress for my sorority's recruitment.
I loved the way it flattered my body shape. Many people gave me compliments. It was a true red color too which I was happy about. The only problem I had was the one piece on top didn't stay in place very well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
September 21, 2012
I rented this dress to wear to a wedding... my husband would not let me out of the house in it !
This dress is SUPER short. I am only 5'4 & my husband said it was inappropriate. Is a def rent for maybe a bachelorette party or something where no family members would be around. This dress is def for a busty person. If my chest was not this large it would be droopy in the front. Gorg dress, wish I could have worn it !!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
September 19, 2012
The dress was beautiful but I was unable to wear it.
The dress runs small and I was unable to wear it for the occasion for which I rented it.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 16, 2012
My birthday started out crappy but this dress fit so well and made it all better :D
I used the double-sided tape that came with the dress for the shoulders because the material slips at the shoulders. Overall a great dress, I loved it and the color was perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
August 30, 2012
terrible
I loved the picture of this dress, but it looked very trashy in person. I got a M and L and both of them did not fit, it would snag in weird places, and it was extremely short.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 30, 2012
No love for this Vday dress
I rented this dress for a Valentine's party. Way too much fabric to really show off your figure. The color was more orange-red than true-red. Not a fit for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
August 28, 2012
Flattering and a great color
I must say this dress is very forgiving in the stomach area. However, it runs large so I felt like I was swimming in it. Despite the dress being too big I still got tons of compliments on it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
August 26, 2012
Great at first...
I felt that it looked fabulous in the picture but when I put it on, it just seemed cheap on me. It fit well but the fabric was not what I expected.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
August 23, 2012
It was WAY too short for me
I rented this to wear out on a date with my husband. I rented both the S and the M, but they were both way too short to wear in public.I am only 5'2", so this is not usually an issue for me. I was unable to wear the dress.
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