Smoking Shoulder Dress

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$595 retail

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Stylist Notes

This sassy and sophisticated dress by Catherine Malandrino is so versatile. Work this sexy LBD at the cocktail party to turn heads. Silk ruffling ensures that any figure looks great. Stick to chic earrings like the WGACA Vintage Vintage Chanel's Quilted Shield Earrings.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - slightly fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - ruching and ruffle detail covers abdomen and accentuates waistline
HIPS: Very fitted - for curvy women, size up
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model) - curvy or tall women should size up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types

Product Details

Black. 92% silk, 8% elastane stretch georgette. Asymmetric one shoulder with ruffle detail. Side Zip. 40" from top of shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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158 reviews
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Large
(4)
True to Size
(128)
Small
(25)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
August 19, 2010
I'm usually between a 0 and a 2 and i found that the 2 was just a bit of a better fit. this dress is gorgeous..i felt fantastic in it and received a ton of compliments. i may event rent again....
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
August 24, 2010
Gorgeous and stunning! Saw an announcer on E! wearing it and I had to try it. The picture doesn't do it justice- rent this if you want to be noticed.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
November 2, 2010
Be ready to turn heads when you wear this dress!! I wore it to the symphony, and it turned heads and garnered complements ALL NIGHT! (from both the younger and the more mature patrons!) It does fit snugly, and I am glad I got the option for the second size up. I usually wear a zero, but the two hugged just right. Be aware, the hem doesn't stretch at all. Overall, fantastic dress, and pictures don't do it justice- definitely a dress I will rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
November 7, 2010
A friend liked it so much, she rented it too!
I wore this dress to an evening wedding, and it was a huge hit! It was so glamorous, and fit great. I had dozens of compliments. It wears slightly different than pictured however.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 30, 2010
This picture doesn't do the dress justice. I absolutely loved this dress and would rent it again. It looked stunning and was very high quality.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 12, 2010
This dress is beyond gorgeous. I was hesitant to rent it because I was concerned that the ruffles would make my figure look larger from the side/front, but that wasn't the case. Absolutely stunning.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 16, 2010
I wore this dress to a Christmas party and got tons of compliments and several asking where I got it. I told them, but not sure if I want everyone to know about this hidden gem! The 2 fit me perfect, which is my usual size. I think it looks too big on the model in the picture and the dress hit me about 3-4 inches above my knee(I'm 5'5"). Also the dress is not lined and very sheer, but you could not see any under garments. Would love to own it or rent it again! It's beautiful and very figure flattering. :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
January 9, 2011
Felt like a million bucks.
This was my first dress with Rent the Runway. I originally decided on the Black Halo jacket dress for my body type but due to the snowstorm that hit the east before New Years, lots of dresses became unavailable at the last minute. Even still, Camille of Rent the Runway was a doll with fulfilling my request for this dress and said it would flatter my curves. She was right. This was a sexy dress my boyfriend loved. Please note that it looks, essentially, nothing like it does on the model (maybe because she is 85 pounds soaking wet). It is very form fitting with far less ruching and the ruffles hit more to the side than the center. Like other reviewers said, the hem does not stretch and if you are wary it might be tight, size up, because it has slight stretch, but is less forgiving in the rib cage. Overall, a great choice.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
January 9, 2011
This was my first RTR experience and I must say, everything went really well from the arrival of my dress to the compliments I received all night long! This dress held its own against all the long dresses at the black tie event I attended.
Smoking hot dress! I wore it for New Years Eve to a black tie optional party in NYC and it was a hit! My boyfriend wants to go buy the dress because he loved it so much. It hugged my body like a glove and accentuated my bottom area. The material is a little thinner than I thought and doesn't stretch much so it's hard to take big strides. Also, the dress is shorter on me than the picture shown. The picture doesn't do the dress justice! Love Love Love! Rent it now!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 23, 2011
Perfect tango dress!
Great dress! First, on the fit: I am saying this runs true to size because it probably does for most people- I am just all over the place with dress sizes. I am 5'10", 135 lbs. I ordered a 6 and a 4, and preferred to squeeze my 37" hips into the 4 vs. having the 6 be a bit baggy around my 30C bust. Like other renters, I got a TON of compliments throughout the night and always felt sexy. The material is pretty thin (I wore a black strapless under it), but the dress is easy to move around in, and never feels like you're suddenly going to be flashing people. I even managed to tango in it!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
February 1, 2011
A friend of mine warned me this dress runs small - and I concur! Definitely order one size higher than normal, if not you'll look cheap in this otherwise fun and lovely dress. Material is a little lighter than I was expecting, but the rouching hides all of your 'flaws'. Getting the shoulder to sit in the right place took a little extra effort, but once I had it arranged properly it looked fab. I give it a 3.5 - pretty and fun, but I wasn't in love as I have been before with RTR.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
February 8, 2011
Past rentals of Catherine Malandrino have fit me at a size 4. This 4 fit well, just more snugly than it is pictured. It is beautiful and I felt fabulous in it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 28, 2011
This dress looks so much better on than it does on the model... it's super gorgeous, form-fitting and very very sexy. Definitely would rent again.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
April 4, 2011
Wow this dress is HOT. I rented it as my second dress, and my girlfriend ended up wearing it. She is tall and slender, and it fit her like a glove...everyone complimented her on what great shape she was in (which she is) and the dress really accentuated that. Was nice to be able to rent two dresses and have both of them be worn. And no, this model does the dress NO JUSTICE. It is was more figure flattering. Thin, comfy material, would recommend renting
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 2, 2011
Really wanted to love this dress but couldn't! I usually wear 0 or 2 so rented both sizes only to find both were about 2 inches shorter than it appears on the model which had me looking more '80s than elegant.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
May 3, 2011
LOVED this dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 10, 2011
Uh - the material is VERY clingy and VERY sheer - so please please be sure to wear black spanx with this baby. I didn't want to wear this dress to a black tie optional work event in November because I felt it was a bit TOO sexy with all of my curves (I'm a size 8). It really is a gorgeous and fun dress though.. maybe another time.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 29, 2011
Ordered this as a backup and LOVED it! I will definitely rent it again, so I can actually have the opportunity to wear it. Very comfortable and flattering, but I did rent a size up from usual. A bit too short on the smaller size.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Body type: Petite
June 10, 2011
The dress was a bit see through in high lighting. Runs true to size and fit very well ( a little shorter than shown on model) but I ended up wearing another RTR dress because the embellishment looked a little worn. Still a gorgeous dress with a black slip under it.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 28, 2011
I rented this to wear to my 10 year high school reunion. Very cute! I rented sizes 2 and 4 and the 4 fit a little better, not super hugging. I spotted a teeny bit of thread fraying around the front abdomen area, but it wasn't very noticeable. Instead of wearing the sleeve pulled over and around the upper arm like the model, I just wore that part over my shoulder. I received quite a few compliments that night.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
July 19, 2011
LOVED this dress! Usually I wear a 4 or 6 in dresses but after reading reviews I ordered the 6 and 8. The 6 was a little too snug so I ended up wearing the 8. Great length and very flattering, will definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 2, 2011
This is definitely a head turner! Stunning dress for curvy figures. I'm very petite but have a larger bust and hips, combined with small waist, so finding something suitable is a nightmare (I wear 10s or 12s and have the waist taken in). The dress hit to my knees, and fit perfectly. I went to a wedding and got so many compliments on it; my husband even offered to find it for me at retail because he loved it so much! Only downside is that it is very sheer (hence my 4 stars), so proper undergarments are necessary.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
August 7, 2011
I beyond LOVE this dress! It is my go-to for any fancy occasion when you want to look great but also blend in. The detailing gives it originality, and the black color lets you remain demure. True designer sizing. If you are a 0, you are a 0!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
August 15, 2011
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I wore this to a wedding, and got more compliments than the bride!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
August 20, 2011
This is a pretty dress, although all of the ruffling and ruching was not nearly as dramatic as it appears on the model. On me it looked like your average (although very nice) little black dress. For narrow body types you might wear your usual size, but for hourglass shapes I recommend sizing up. I am almost always a 4 (and sometimes a 2) in dresses, and I ended up wearing a 6 in this style.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 24, 2011
I adore this dress. I got in a 2 and 4, but the 2 fit much better. It's a beautiful dress and I received many compliments. Would love to rent again.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
August 29, 2011
This dress is amazing, I wore it to a wedding recently and received many compliments. I was a little surprised at how sheer the fabric is, though, especially at the bottom. I would rent it again for another event.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 12, 2011
Absolutely loved this dress. I wore it to my best friend's wedding and felt so gorgeous in it. I agree with the previous reviewer, the picture really doesn't do it justice.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 15, 2011
Someone came up and told me I won the prize for best dress in the room.
Wore this dress to a black tie optional wedding. I thought I ordered both a 0 and a 2 but the 2 was unavailable at the time. The 0 was pretty snug and short but I felt classy. There's more ruching than it looks like. Great dress! Felt like a million bucks !! Someone came up and told me I won the prize for best dress in the room.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
September 26, 2011
Beautiful and flattering, perfect for when you want to stand out...but not too much! I am 5'2" 110 pounds and the size 2 was perfect. A little warning for the taller girls though- definitely shorter than in the picture. It was a perfect and appropriate length for me, but may be a bit short for anyone over 5'6"
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
September 26, 2011
LOVED IT! Fit perfectly! Looked elegant and classy, but sexy. You can't tell with the picture, but the material of the dress is really thin and delicate, but nothing showed through!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
September 28, 2011
GREAT dress! We went to a Cuban themed party and it was beautiful without looking like a costume. Fit was perfect!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
September 28, 2011
I loved this dress and got a ton of compliments. It has a lot of stretch and is very comfortable. I'm very petite and only weigh 99 lbs but this dress was a perfect fit. I got the smallest size and it wasn't quite as long as it was on the model but was still long enough to be elegant and appropriate for the event which was black tie. I wore it with pearls and diamonds and a beautiful pair of silk peep toe pumps with red toes. Loved it!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 29, 2011
Stunning!!!
This dress in a no brainer! It's HOT, classy, and an attention grabber!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
October 2, 2011
Absolutely LOVED this dress! Very true to size and perfect length... I ordered the 0 and 2 and both fit well... I ended up going with the smaller one so that it was a bit more fitted through the waist... only negative thing was that the size 2 dress (backup size) looked very worn (i.e., several pulls and stitching was coming out on the back). Would definitely recommend!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
October 13, 2011
I am a size 0, and this dress fit perfectly! It was absolutely stunning, and extremely comfortable. I wore it to a holiday party and it was a huge hit!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
October 21, 2011
This dress is so flattering and comfortable! I ordered it in a size 4 and 6, ended up wearing the 4 because it fit better across the shoulders. It was perfect for a destination fall wedding!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
November 10, 2011
perfect for black tie!
I wore this to a black tie wedding and it fit perfect. It looks so much more amazing in person. Would definitely recommend!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 18, 2011
loved it!
I wore this dress to a fall wedding and received tons of compliments. The length was perfect for someone my height. The material is pretty stretchy and the dress was easy to dance in all night long! I did have to keep pulling the shoulder part down - probably should have used some fashion tape to keep it in place. This was my first rental and I will definitely be renting again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 20, 2011
Definitely go a size up
I usually wear a 2 or 4, but the 4 was much more flattering and the hem hit at the knee. The 2 fit around my body but the hem was a little bit hoochie. Glad I ordered a size up instead of a size down, just in case. Got a few compliments and felt very elegant all night. Loved the curve enhancing ruffle.
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