Play It Back Dress

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$1195 retail

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Stylist Notes

Stop traffic in this eye-catching sheath by Cushnie Et Ochs. A sexy cocktail option with a little bit of an edge. Keep accessories classic and simple with Ciner’s Teardrop Crystal Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, 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 backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Black Oscar Jersey (84% Viscose, 11% Nylon, 5% Elastane). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Open back with hook-and-eye closure at neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 41” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA

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88 reviews
Fit
Large10
True to Size60
Small3
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 2, 2016
Sexy and sophisticated! One of my favorites from RTR so far.
I normally wear an 8 in dresses, and the 8 fit perfectly. The material is thick with stretch to it, so it has a smoothing effect. I didn't need any undergarments. I got a lot of compliments in this dress. I wore my hair down, so the slits in the front and the open back weren't something that people noticed right away, but it added another sexy dimension to the dress when they did! I wore it to a wedding, and I would imagine it would be perfect for a gala type event as well. I am 5'10", and it hit right at my knees.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
April 24, 2016
Fast service
Incredibly tight from top to bottom but the length is very nice. The cutouts at the shoulders are really cool! I got a lot of compliments on this dress. I would normally wear a 12 but the 10 was all that was available. I made it work with some nice shaping undergarments (definitely recommend). This is a very classy dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
February 1, 2016
I got some many compliments on this dress! I wore it for an awards show in LA!
The clutch and ring were from RTR as well.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Age: 32
February 1, 2016
Gorgeous and comfortable
Fit perfect at the bust and waist, maybe a little looser at the hips. So comfortable and warm enough for winter. Instantly makes you look elegant with just enough edge.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
December 10, 2015
Great for office holiday party
I wore this to our firm Christmas party and loved the way it looked on! The fabric is very thick and keeps you warm. I wished it was a little shorter, but it wasn't awkwardly long and frankly was probably more work-affair appropriate this way. The only reason I can't give it a higher rating is because the lining would peak out, which is pretty tacky but might not be a problem with ALL the dresses RTR has in stock.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 9, 2015
Killer dress
To start off, I'm normally a size4-6, but due to the VERY small sizing of this brand, I had to wear a 10. It was slightly large, but absolutely rocking. It's sexy, but not inappropriate. I had compliments all night long--one man even told me I looked magnificent!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 22, 2015
Great for a fall/winter wedding
Loved the dress - it was great, thick material and the back and arms are unique. My only complaint is that the lining kept falling out from the bottom throughout the night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
October 28, 2015
This was for an anniversary dinner,
this dress is extremely flattering, the material is think and it snitches you in,
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
August 3, 2015
Smokin' LBD
Sexy & chic. Wore this to my husband's 10 year college reunion. It was a conservative length and covered the arms, with unique cut-outs to show a little skin in the right places and still be sexy without being over-the-top. Curve-hugging all the way - lots of stretch. All that was available was the 10, so I wore Spanx and made it work. Even though the arms were snug, the dress fit comfortably all night due to the stretch in material. So, if one needed to, I think they could get away with a smaller backup size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
July 24, 2015
Formal party
I rented this dress for party and was so sad it didn't fit well, I ended up going with something out of my closet instead. The arm cut-outs contributed to a really awkward fit and created the illusion of fat armpits. The material had more stretch than I imagined but hugged all the wrong places.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
June 30, 2015
love love loved it, got so many compliments
conservative, yet sexy dress
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 12, 2015
I felt like a movie star in this dress.
I'm short so it hit my legs mid-calf which was fine, I just paired it with 5 inch heels to balance it out. I wore a 4 but probably could have worn a 2 if it had been available. I have a small chest so I was able to just wear a stick on bra and felt fine. Even though it's long-sleeved I wore it to an outdoor black tie wedding in the summer and never felt overheated. The material is a good weight, not too thin or too heavy. As others have mentioned, the open underarm area does take a few minutes to get used to… But after that you won't notice it. I would love to own this dress! I will probably rent this again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 22, 2015
All eyes on me!
This dress fit like a glove! Wore this to a Las Vegas business dinner and it was perfect. I'm aligned very closely to the CEO and never felt like i was revealing too much. It was perfect for the dinner as the night was unseasonably cool. Love the sleeves, love the fabric as it helps suck you in. Little difficult to get in by yourself but I made it!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 20, 2015
Looking Fabulous
The dress fit true to size and was very comfortable. I loved this dress, my only complaint would be it went well below my knee, but it still looked great!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157lbs
May 13, 2015
This dress is very sexy and look great on me. Was perfect for graduation party.
Length was great for me
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 12, 2015
Sexy
This dress hugged my body in all the right places. Unfortunately, because I'm only 5'1 on a good day, it was much longer than I would have preferred but that's no fault of the dress. The thicker material made it great for a night out on my freezing Feb birthday. Highly recommended!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 4, 2015
This dress was so fun & got a ton of compliments!!
I loved this dress. I think it was a pretty true to size fit, and it was really unique. Everyone complimented it all night. (I wore it for a night out bachelorette in the city - the bride was in white, and the others were all in black). It's snug, so any undergarment lines do show - I would plan on spanx to smooth everything out to cover any panty lines. :)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 20, 2015
Great for a fall wedding. Simple, yet sultry
Getting the sleeves on are a bit tricky
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
April 18, 2015
Something unique for a LBD
This dress is a high quality thicker material which holds you in all the right places. The arms get a bit weird but once you get used to them it's not bad. Great length.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 12, 2015
Fit really well and was perfect for the event
It was form fitting which is what I wanted, but if you are under 5'7 it might be too long.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 6, 2015
This dress is ridiculously comfortable, stretchy true-to-size fabric/cut. Sexy and chic.
Loved everything about this dress, except that it was a bit large on my chest. I have small boobs and had to find an ultra-padded bra to fill the top part of it out. I'm usually between a 4 and a 6 in dresses, and the 4 fit best.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 9, 2015
Very unique and flattering cut!
This dress does seem to run a little small, but the next size up fit perfectly. The dress is a thicker stretchy jersey-type material and is lined, so it's very flattering. The only issue I had is that the hook at the back of the neck holding the sleeves up kept coming unhooked (I think the hook is bent, and I could have easily fixed it but didn't have the opportunity).
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 23, 2015
This dress was SEXY
Sexy but modest, I loved it. This dress turns heads left and right. I wore it salsa dancing the length was modest but the back is what makes it sexy and the front is very unique. The only thing is the shoulders were a little baggy, and it kept coming unhooked. Besides that AMAZING DRESS.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
February 22, 2015
I wore this dress for my engagement photo shoot.
It fit like a glove!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 18, 2015
Looked stunning.
This dress looked and fit great. Really form fitting. The only bad thing was that the liner hung low.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
February 18, 2015
I hated to return this dress. I'll likely rent again for winter events because I loved the sleeves.
I didn't even have to try on the backup size. My husband loved it- a great winter date night dress. The length of the dress may be a drawback if you are petite, but it's a very flattering dress.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
January 30, 2015
A wedding for a great friend in on 12.13.14 in my amazing little hometown of West Chester, Pa
I was skeptical of the fit with the arms but it turns out I loved this dress! The length was perfect for me. It may be too long for others but I have long legs and have trouble finding a long enough "short dress" that is appropriate for a wedding ( especially the church portion!). The material was amazing. I was so surprised at how thick it was, it kept everything in the right place. The open top of the back added a slight sexiness for the dress that was perfect for the reception. I am so glad I picked this for the winter wedding I attended! I wish I needed a reason to rent it again! I had an amazing first experience with rent the runway.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 29, 2015
Peek a boo shoulders and a dramatic back make this dress sexy.
Great dress! Hugs your body to create curves for those of us who are straighter. Thick stretchy material makes going braless no big deal, and the shoulders make a girl feel daring and sexy while still staying classy. My only (minor) complaint was that the lining at the hem sometimes snuck below the hem and was visible. I wish I owned this dress!
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
January 28, 2015
Wish I could give this amazing dress more stars in the review:)
So flattering. Thought I looked like I had lost 5 lbs. Had compliments all night. LOVE this dress!!!
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 12, 2015
The dress arrived on time and the process was easy.
The dress fit well however the lining hung below the dress which I did not like. The top of the dress was amazing. The dress was a little long probably a 4 would have been perfect.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 8, 2015
Beautiful dress. Compliments all night.
Fit very well. Beautiful cut.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 1, 2015
The sleeves on this are amazing!
Love this dress!! Fits true to size, made very well, great for a winter event with the long sleeves. I wish I owned this - lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 18, 2014
Classy and Sexy
Wore this to my husband's office Christmas party. It's a very quality fabric so even though it's form-fitting, the look is classy and a bit conservative from the front. The back is obviously what makes this dress special. So I didn't feel the WOW factor until I was walking away. The reason I deducted a star is that it's not an easy fit. The nature of the sleeves and the neck closure, front slits, open back requires a lot of adjusting and readjusting throughout the night. I also had an issue with the dress creeping up and the lining peeking out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
December 16, 2014
Fit Very Oddly
I was unable to wear this dress when I received it. The stomach and hip area felt fine if a bit loose (size 4 with wider hips), the arms were very tight and I have skinny arms, and the sides of the chest were so loose it was indecent. I tried to fabric tape the sides down, but it made it pucker oddly. The back was nice, but the hook at the top of the zipper was hanging on by a thread and made it feel not very secure. Also the material in person was not as nice as I thought it would be. It's a unique and pretty dress but the fit was very unfortunate.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 8, 2014
THE best dress I've ever worn.
I was completely covered for a work party yet so sexy. The material is matte, thick and super stretchy. I don't have many curves but this dress just emphasized everything in the right way. I cannot even believe how much I loved it. Fantastic for a straight up and down/boyish body. It's not going to work if you have big arms or very broad shoulders. The cut of the DRESS is very forgiving but the open armpit design of the attached shrug snuggles up to the soft part of your under arm. If thats a trouble spot, just don't do it. Its not meant to cover fat arms, its meant to show off skinny ones. My dress had a busted clasp that dug into my neck. I have to say that that was my only disappointment because Ive read that comment several times and assumed RTR would be repairing the dresses but.. obviously not a deal breaker. I stopped feeling it after my first glass of wine. LOVE this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
December 7, 2014
Incredible dress! Was a hit at my rehearsal dinner!
This dress is not something you see everyday. It is tasteful without being too stuffy, the open back is just gorgeous. The thick fabric is very forgiving. It probably would have been even more slimming with spanx but since I was getting married the next day and would be wearing spanx for maaaany hours, I went without and it was fine. I found it to be a true size 12. The only issue I had was that the hanger straps kept poking out of the back. In hindsight, I should have just ticked them into my strapless bra. Very highly recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
November 27, 2014
Sexy Chic !
Wore to a wedding, received compliments and felt very pretty
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147lbs
November 25, 2014
LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress! It was perfect. Comfortable, high end, & stylish!
Perfect fit, great fabric, the lining did slip down a bit and I had to readjust a couple of times. EVERY person at the party complimented me on this dress. Once you get the arms right it is very comfortable and not weird at all as I thought it might be! Also my armpits stayed cool so that was nice! lol. LOVE this dress!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 23, 2014
Gorgeous dress!
I ordered this dress in sizes 8 & 10 and both fit very well. Went with the 10 for bust and arms and it was still flattering and slimming. Compliments all night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
November 20, 2014
I felt like a million bucks!
The dress was amazing! The fabric was heavy and stretchy, it felt expensive. It fit great - I wore spanx and pasties and it worked great (you can't wear a regular bra due to the cutouts at the arms). Speaking of those cutouts, I was worried that they would look terrible and that the placement would highlight that little bulge that some of us (who, me?) have at our armpit. Not the case at all, and that cutout is actually really flattering! I do think that the dress ran just the tiniest bit big (or maybe just more true-to-size than most formal dresses which seem to run small!). I could have worn the size 10, but it would have been super tight. I would suggest going against the grain and ordering your second size as a size down for this one.
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