Carolina Herrera

Black Kennedy Gown

$70 rental
$3,490 retail

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Stylist Notes

The pinnacle of elegance. Everyone will hold their breath as you glide in wearing this stunning gown by Carolina Herrera. Add sparkle with the Ciner’s Crystal Link Drop Earrings to make a statement.

Also available in red.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

Black silk faille (100% silk). Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline with oversized bow detail. Trumpet skirt with side pockets. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined (100% silk). See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in USA.

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20 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(15)
Small
(4)
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
July 21, 2015
The people I attended the event with made it all worth while :)
I usually don't leave reviews but I had to make an exception. This was my first time renting clothing from an online site. And honestly this experience was so seamless! It really was amazing, the dress fit perfectly and was just as beautiful as the photo online. The return process was simple as well, not to mention it was quite affordable! Great Job Rent The Runway! I will be renting again soon.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
September 22, 2014
I would live in this dress if I could.
Me: 5'4", 34-27-37 Fit: I wear a size 6-8. This was a 4 and it fit like a second skin. Tight in the chest and hips, loose in the waist. The 6 would have been too big. Length: I wore 5" platform heels and that was perfect. Had I worn 3" heels, I would have needed the shorter length. Overall: I was complimented all night. I still get compliments.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
May 27, 2014
I wore this to an LA Award show and got compliments from entertainers and others in the industry.
#superglam
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
April 23, 2014
Planned to wear to a black tie gala.
Unfortunately this dress didn't fit. It has ZERO stretch and my hips/butt are bigger in proportion to my top half. SO SAD I couldn't wear this gorg dress. I would recommend sizing up, especially if you have hips/booty!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 23, 2014
Queen for a Day!
So beautiful. I LOVE Carolina Herrera and everything she makes. I needed to feel like a princes this day, and I picked the perfect designer for the job. Slimming, and elegant. This dress will light up your evening.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 152lbs
April 11, 2014
Simple yet Elegant
This dress was perfect for my night at the Metropolitan Opera. It was the best choice! Love, love, love the bow! I received compliments all night.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 2, 2014
So beautiful!
The dress fit perfectly. The length was great, which was one of my concerns (I wore approx. 4-inch heels). I really loved the small train at the back which really added some drama to the dress. The pockets were a cool touch, but the dress bunched up a bit where the pockets were, making it sort of look like a pouch at times so I kept on having to adjust it. Besides that, it was a great dress that I highly recommend.
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
March 31, 2014
I didn't not wear this particular dress.
I decided not to wear this dress. I wore the backup dress instead. This dress was not very flattering on me. I am 5'2 and this dress is very long even with my 5 inch hills. The bow seems too awkward and the dress doesn't give me a nice silhouette.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
March 3, 2014
The quality, cut and drape of this dress is divine! It was elegant and perfect.
The 8 fit perfectly in the bodice but was a bit tight in the hips so I wore the 10 and pinned in the bodice. A steam was essential to fan out the bow. This dress will not disappoint.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
February 26, 2014
I wish I got the correct size!!!
I ordered this in a 4L and only an 8L came so it was too big but I'm sure it would have been nice if I got the right size!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
February 23, 2014
Truly stunning
I was so happy I ordered this dress. I had my second baby a few months ago and still have an extra 15 lbs on my frame at the moment. Since I am wearing clothing in 3 different sizes out of my closet right niw I was very confused as to what size to order. The RTR specialists helped me figure it out after I took measurements. The 10L fit like a glove. I am 5 ft 8.5 in and the long was barely long enough. I wore short heels and wouldn't have minded a bit of extra length at the bottom, but I don't think it was noticeably too short. The material is very high quality and feels beautiful. That being said, it does not have a lot of give. I was very comfortable walking and dancing, biut sitting for dinner was somewhat challenging. I just had excellent posture all night long. If you are going to an event where you will be sitting the majority of the evening, I would consider a different dress. I was worried about the size of the bow on the shoulder, but it was not obnoxious and just looked very high fashion. It did not bother me at all. I put in a close up so you can see the size of the bow by my head. The train in the back is beautiful and not too long. The zipper is very well hidden and somewhat awkward to zip up yourself, but not impossible. I got endless compliments all night and felt very beautiful, which is amazing because this extra baby weight can do a number on your body image. If you rent this dress, I highly recommend an updo on the opposite side of the bow. My hair was really pretty. But I got tons of comments on the beauty of the simple updo with the asymmetrical dress. I had to wear a bra because I'm breastfeeding and needed nursing pads, but I think you could get away without one if your breasts are a C cup or smaller.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
February 11, 2014
Nice dress, far too small
I really wanted to like this dress, but it is far too snug on the hips. The waist fit fine, but the fit on the hips so tight that I could not wear this dress. The material is great, and it is a beautiful dress, but I recommend going up 1 to 2 sizes if you have full hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
February 6, 2014
Didn't wear it, bust too small
I usually wear a 10 but I have a full bust. This dress has no stretch at all. The waist and hips fit and looks gorgeous but the bust didn't fit at all, way too small. If you have a large bust, you may not want to order this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 19, 2014
I felt like a million bucks!
I am total pear shaped-- I am very small at top so I had to pin it a little so it wouldn't gape but it fit well in the hips!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
December 23, 2013
Beautiful dress beautiful fit. Compliments all night
My original dress was delayed and wouldn't arrive in time. Rent the runway overnight this dress for free. I was very pleased with the service.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 8, 2013
Red Carpet Ready!!
I would not have picked this dress for myself. Thank goodness that RTR picked it for me. The fit was perfect. Simple and Elegant. And it has pockets!!!!
Lala01January 8, 2014
Dress looks great. I am about your height and thinking about renting for a Mardi Gras ball . What heel height did you wear? Just trying to figure out if it will be too long for dancing etc,
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 3, 2013
Stunning
Fit was true to size, I wore this for my engagement shoot and have received endless compliments on how beautiful the gown was. I highly recommend this dress for any black tie affair!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
November 25, 2013
This dress was fabulous for the black tie wedding I attended. Figure hugging and beautiful!
Fit snug on top....didn't need a bra! I am a 34 D and the 6 fit perfectly. 5'7.........the regular length is perfect.
Mariam A.January 16, 2014
I'm also 5'7" and debating between the regular or long length. You said in your comment that the regular length was perfect but Size Worn says that you got the long. Kindly clarify which length you wore and also how high your heels were. Thanks!
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
June 17, 2013
This gown was phenomenal; I received endless complements.
I usually wear a size 2 but the stylist recommended I try a size 0; it fit like a glove. It was a little bit long thus I wish I ordered a regular instead of long. The fabric is stiff, not elastic thus the fit was perfect. I was really happy with the gown and highly recommend it to anyone attending a wedding or black tie event.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
April 29, 2013
Compliments from friends and strangers all night!
This dress was beautiful and made the night unforgettable. The one unfortunate thing was that getting it was a bit of a stroke of luck and Rent the Runway generosity. My original order of 2 sizes of the Badgley Mischka Miss Mysterious gown was botched when late at night the evening before the package was to arrive, I was told via email that one of the sizes was out of stock and RTR had taken the liberty of choosing a random other dress it considered comparable and sending that instead of the second size. I was naturally unhappy with this development. However, RTR also offered to either reimburse me or send an additional dress of my choosing. The first dress I requested also happened to be out of stock, which I learned the next morning. At that point, I was ready to panic since my event was the next day. This was the second dress I chose, and thankfully RTR said it would send it even though it was significantly more expensive than the original dress! RTR overnighted it to me, and it fit, thank god. The only thing is that the train was longer than I expected, and I had to walk very carefully. The length was almost there. My heels were 3 inches --3.5 would've been slightly better. I got over 15 compliments the evening of the ball and never felt so fabulous in my life, so things worked out in the end, thanks to RTR's quick remedy to their mistake!
MadilineMay 14, 2013
Hi, You look wonderful! What were the circumstances regarding your original dress being unavailable?
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