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Christian Cota

Power Ponte Dress

$30 rental
$1510 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Have a job interview? Or work event coming up? Walk in feeling confident and memorable wearing this sophisticated Christian Cota sheath. With a twist of animal print and the Kenneth Jay Lane's Ruby Red Drops, you'll for sure be the topic of conversation!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - bust are has a lot of room to it and fashion tape is recommended to secure deep V
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at waist
HIPS: Very fitted - Skirt is narrow so curvy women should size up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra; SPANX recommended to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - bust are has a lot of room to it and fashion tape is recommended to secure deep V
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at waist
HIPS: Very fitted - Skirt is narrow so curvy women should size up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra; SPANX recommended to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Grey crepe with jacquard insert. Surplice neckline. Black twisted silk at waist. Hook-and-eye closure. Exposed back zip. 39'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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15 reviews

Fit
Small 5
True to Size 8
Large 2
Photos 3
Gabby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 20, 2011

Overall fit: Small
Bottom runs small and top runs large. Would work for a bustier woman with narrow hips, especially with long torso! Very cute though, great for career
joan
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 170 lbs
Nov 16, 2011

Small size 10

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I loved the dress. It looks better on arrival than the picture. However, I wear a size 10 normally but this ran small. The 'spandex' like skirt ran tight. Wish it could have been a 12!
CC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Nov 17, 2011

Sleek and polished

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore this dress for a day of business meetings in LA which transitioned into drinks that night. Will agree with other reviewers that the top was a bit roomy, I needed double sided tape to hold it closed, but it was well worth it, it was very sleek and even a little sexy while still being 100% appropriate. Comfortable fabric with a touch of stretch.
Denise
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158 lbs
Jan 3, 2012

Sleek Versitle Dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I agree with the other reviews. The dress fits loosely in the top and definitely needs fashion tape. The skirt is fitted but comfortable as it has great stretch - you don't necessarily need Spanx with this one. I also rented a Tibi dress which i ended up wearing instead only because I have a short torso and the top didn't fit as well as I wanted.
Bailey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 3, 2012

So cute but not for a pear

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The fabric on this dress was fantastic and I can tell it is a great work party kind of dress if you have the right body type. Unfortunately, I do not. I sized up to get a 6 and an 8 and even in the 8 the bottom was really tight (I could have gotten away with wearing it but it was really too tight on my thighs) the top was more plunging on me than pictured here, and a little too loose for me. Would be better for someone with a longer torso than I have.
J
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 21, 2012

Ran Huge for my frame

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Very disappointed, the dress was too big, and kind of worn out, the lining has come loose from so many wears, it sagged away from the hem of the dress
rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Cute dress but...

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
You definitely need double sided tape with this dress! It was cute but not worth the trouble of making it stay in place.
Cass
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 6, 2013

Beautiful dress and perfect for the occasion!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
My best friend wore this dress for her sorority initiation. It looked great on her and fit great. The color complemented her skin tone very well and was very slimming at the waist. She is small busted (34A) but has wider hips. The dress was a little tight on the bottom so it looked a little stretched but she still looked amazing! She would definitely recommend this dress for any formal occasion!
Rita
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 30, 2013

Nice dress for a work holiday party

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore this to my husband's Christmas party and got a ton of compliments. The dress fit well in the hips and waist but ran LARGE in the top (and I am top heavy). I had to use fashion tape to keep the super low plunge from being inappropriate.
Frankie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
Feb 16, 2014

There's a reason why this dress is so popular!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Due to the popularity of this dress, it does not come without any problems. I thought this dress would be great for a work event and it was. Unfortunately I had to really doctor it up a bit. Something I was not prepared to do on the morning of. I had to use so much double sided tape just to affix the hem and even a little bit of tape on the sash around the waist. The sash was sagging when I put the dress on. As for the other comments about having to affix the top, that part is true. That was the easiest of all for me to fix. Instead of double sided tape I just put on a camisole and that took care of the top part of the dress. After all the work to repair the issues of the dress, I was happy with the dress and on lookers were non-the-wiser to all of the double sided tape I was wearing.
erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Mar 14, 2014

Great Dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Goes easily from the office to any after work event. Fit was perfect. Fabric was soft and comfortable, there is a slight amount of stretch in the skirt. I could see the need for a small amount of fashion tape long the bust line, I did not use any and I did not have any issues. Only issue I had was when I tried the dress on for fit I noticed that the slip had been previously torn in two small places on the inside and was causing the slip to fall out longer than the skirt. I was able to safety pin them up, which then brought the slip up and everything looked great.
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Mar 20, 2014

Great dress for work event

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved this dress, very flattering. But like other reviews said, you definitely need some tape to hold the dress in place by your chest. I am a C and I was falling out of it all day.
Haya
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 21, 2014

Didn't get a chance to wear it.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Dress fit true to size, but was loose in the bust area. The dress is overall really comfortable to wear and the cut was really nice.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 6, 2014

A business look that was professional sexy and elegant.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I needed a dress for head shots and a professional look for my business's website. I loved that the dress was conservative yet contemporary at the same time! I'm usually a 4 in size but this size 2 fit very nicely. It has material that stretches, so it pulled in my stomach and created a nice silhouette.
diana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 12, 2014

dress arrived with a couple problems so I did not wear it

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The black part in the middle looked like it had been re-stitched and was higher than it looks on the model. Also, the lining was rolled up and had about 2 inches showing at the bottom of the dress. Other reviewers said that the top was big but it was tight on me and baggy around the belly. Overall it just looked sloppy so I didn't wear it. I waited until the day after it arrived to try it on so it was too late to send it back for a credit or replacement dress.
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