David Meister

Cuff It Off Gown

$54 to buy
$750 retail
Stylist Notes

Look alluring in this navy gown by David Meister. The exposed back gives this dress a hint of subtle seductiveness. Add classic sparkle with accessories like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Blue Skies Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 16.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy, but arms are very fitted
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Navy Jersey (100%). Long sleeves with sequin cuff. Crew neckline. Open back. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. Imported.

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152 reviews
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(11)
True to Size
(109)
Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
November 27, 2013
Very Glamarous Gown!!
This dress was a backup that Rent The Runway overnighted to me when my original choice did not fit. I was a bit disappointed at first because they didn't have the size I needed in the original dress. My feelings quickly changed when I put the dress on! It was lightweight and very comfortable. One thing that you can't see in the picture is a slight slit in the front on the gown which adds some subtle sexiness. I received compliments all night on the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 66
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
December 8, 2013
Loved the dress. So comfortable and looked great.
The 10 R fit perfectly. I'm 5'7" and chose the R because I needed to wear flat shoes. Really enjoyed my first experience with Rent the Runway.
CynthiaFebruary 19, 2014
Had numerous compliments. It fit great and was so comfortable. This is the only way to go!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
December 9, 2013
Elegant dress and perfect fit
This dress was a perfect fit and I felt like a million dollars in it. Great for girls with big boobs (I'm a 34DDD) as it hung beautifully. First time renter and I'll definitely be back!
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 27, 2013
The entire look was red carpet!
The fit of this dress is perfect for those who have curves. I'm heavier up top 36DD and curvier around the hips. The dress fit perfectly in the areas that I wanted to hide. I would recommend wearing Spanxs power panties and/or stockings. If you plan on wearing heels with the dress, order the L (long) size, I wore flats with the 12R. Overall this dress was amazing!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
January 20, 2014
This dress is a compliment magnet!
What a great fit! This jersey hugs your body in all the right places. I'm only 5'3 but the long lean silhouette makes you look taller. Elegant and super sophisticated! I totally recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 26, 2014
Perfect formal dress for a work event!
Beautiful dress for a work event. The open back and slit in the front give it a little sex appeal without being too much. The fit was perfect - not too tight and is fitted in all the right places. I would recommend this dress. I give it a 4 stars because I didn't like how it looked in all the photos, the flash would hit and make the fabric on the arms look too tight and it wasn't at all. You will like wearing this dress.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 27, 2014
Loved this dress!
The dress fit perfectly - I am glad I got the 4L, I needed all of the extra length with heels on. There is a pretty intense slit up the front of the dress that you can't really see from the stock photos.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
February 4, 2014
Sleek and sophisticated! I felt like a million bucks.
The jersey knit gave the dress some stretch and the ruching made the midsection more flattering. I absolutely loved the long sleeves with embellished cuffs. The high neckline adds to the sophistication, while the cut out in the back and leg slit offer some sexy elements. It's the perfect dress for any formal occasion. It is a dark navy, but looks black in the online photos. I tend to wear a size 10, so I felt the dress ran a little big.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 8, 2014
n.a.
This dress was a dream to wear, comfortable, sleek and very flattering. The color is a dark midnight blue and the embroidered cuffs add just a little subtle sparkle. It looks sophisticated, but the slit and the back add some subtle sexiness to it. I received a lot of compliments on it. I am 5.81/2 and should have taken the 10 L, but it was not available, so this 10 R was just a little bit too short. Great first experience with Rent the Runway.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 12, 2014
Fit great, a tad short, comfy, not very dressy
I fundraise for a living so my budget is tight, with the obligation to attend multiple black ties a year. I also need to be able to run around, lift boxes and whatever else the event calls for so this dress was perfect. I will say I'm short 5'3 and this dress was just right on me (that never happens!), so average height/tall ladies be warned. The dress was not super dressy and could be dressed up or down. Oh and this was a Masquerade Ball, hence the face pain and masks!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
February 19, 2014
This dress was perfect for the black tie gala we went to.
Fit was great! I never wore a long dress before. It flowed great and hugged in all the right places! The jeweled cuffs really made a statement as well!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 22, 2014
Dancing!
Fit exactly as described. Very comfortable yet elegant. I should have ordered a Long based on descriptions and immediately called and they overnighted it to me!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 24, 2014
Elegant, understated, and comfortable
I love this dress! I was looking for something conservative but not boring, and this fit the bill. I love a dress that makes you feel beautiful without having to expose a lot of skin, especially in the cold winters.. The ruching/gathering in the middle gives nice shape and tummy coverage if needed. True to size and perfect length for 2.5-3" heels.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
February 24, 2014
Got lots compliments on this dress!
I wore this to a fundraiser ball event at 37 weeks pregnant. There are maternity dresses on rent the runway. I chose this dress because it's a stretch jersey material. Since I'm all belly I guessed that a size 12 long would work for my frame and it did. I am normally a size 6/8 when not pregnant. There were a couple other similar dresses in black but weren't available. This dress is a dark navy or midnight blue. I found a necklace and earrings to match it perfect at a local dept store. I did feel the sleeves were a tad short but it worked.
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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: 32
Body type: Hourglass
February 25, 2014
I absolutely LOVED this dress! It was comfortable, classy and elegant!!!
This was the perfect dress for me! I received so many compliments. I felt red carpet ready. I will definitely use this site for future events!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 183lbs
March 1, 2014
Comfortable
This dress was comfortable and flattering. It didn't really have a wow factor and blended into the crowd.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
March 2, 2014
Having a special designer dress for this black affair was amazing
This dress was perfect for a black tie affair. The fit was perfect and the waist detail is slimming. I received many compliments on the classic elegance of it. The wrist detail is a nice touch of bling.
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
March 3, 2014
Easy, flattering, long dress that you can dress up with jewelry, packs easily. Very happy.
Dress was terrific for a formal, winter wedding and unpacked at our destination with not one wrinkle. I ordered 12R and 14L and wore the 14L. I am a stock size 12 but don't like dresses too clingy due to lumps and bumps under bra, midriff etc! The 12R was slightly clingy and was the right length for flats but not for heels, so I chose the 14L so I could wear high heels and it fell to the floor. If you were shorter than me it would drag on the floor. This was very comfortable for me. If you are a 12 with no lumps you would take the 12.
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 200lbs
March 3, 2014
Fun winter wedding in DC, felt so stunning in this dress!
This dress fit true to size, I got the 16 and 14 and both fit well, but I felt more comfortable in the 16. I felt gorgeous, got lots of compliments on the dress, and was comfortable the entire night. So gorgeous!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 6, 2014
Beautiful, simple, comfortable!
My husband and I attended a "Downton Abbey Gala" at one of the mansions here in Newport, Rhode Island. This dress worked beautifully! Not only was it comfortable and warm, the look was exactly what I was looking for (1920s chic with a modern twist). Loved this dress, and I highly recommend it to anyone contemplating the rent!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 10, 2014
The evening was magically and wearing a dress that I totally felt comfortable in helped me to enjoy
I loved this dress, it was perfect. The fit was great, it was very complimentary made me look slender.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 128lbs
March 19, 2014
I was in a room full of women in beautiful dresses and I felt glamorous.
This dress has a real quality feel and look to it. The material is heavy enough that it gives a beautiful drape, the style is flattering and conservative at the same time. The bling at the cuffs is a simple and fun adornment. I ordered both a size 6 and a size 4. The 4 definitely fit better and I am a solid size 6. Enjoy!
RTR CustomerApril 20, 2014
do you think this dress is too sparkly/fancy for an evening engagement party? don't want to overdress the bridge-to-be
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 23, 2014
Fun night!
This was my back up style. I did not wear it. It was VERY comfortable but I am shortwaisted and the fit on top was too big. Although the bust was the right size, the top overall was not fitted and looked like a loose tshirt from the shoulders to the gathering at the waist. It was not flattering on me. The beaded detail on the cuffs is very pretty and and the color of the gown is pretty. A 12 instead of a 14 is maybe what I should have gotten, but my first choice gown worked and I did not need this one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 29, 2014
Practical, but without the WOW
I just had a baby 2 months ago so I was hoping this dress would help with my wildly disproportionate and ever-changing body. It does. So if you're looking for something modest and complimentary to a certain figure, this is a great choice. It's a very practical and slimming dress that's good for women who are heavy chested with curves. For me it simply didn't have a wow factor that made me feel special though. It looked overly-matronly and somber. I might have wound up wearing it regardless, except that the back opening conflicted with my body shaper and was flimsy/sloppy.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
April 13, 2014
It fit perfectly! It was simple but had enough to the gown that it wasn't understated.
It was the perfect dress for prom! I loved the fit. It hugged all the right curves and hit the imperfections. The only problem was the back was a little loose and showed my bra. I had to tape the dress to my back but other than that it was comfy, looked gorgeous, and was well worth it!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 66
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 14, 2014
This dress was one of the most beautiful dresses that I have ever worn. I loved the classic look!
I was suppose to have 2 sizes sent. They sent only the smaller one. Luckily it fit beautifully. The length was perfect. The mature style was perfect for the awards ceremony that I attended for my son. I felt like a movie star or Cinderella in it. It was perfect!
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
April 25, 2014
The dress was beautiful
The dress was a good fit. I ordered a 6L and 8L when I really should've ordered a 6R and a 4R, but I had on heels so the length was not a factor. Thy dress was fabulous and I got lots of compliments on the dress and how beautiful it was! I would recommended it. Great dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
June 7, 2014
Beautiful!
If you are looking for glamour and comfort, this is the dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
September 1, 2014
Good experience.
Very comfortable elegant dress. Depends on the look you're going for - I wanted understated elegance and to play up my makeup.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
September 13, 2014
Completely confortable, sexy, elegant! I received compliments all night
Great for black tie event!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
November 12, 2014
Great fit and comfort. Compliments all night.
There really was not much different between the 6 and 8 other than for the 8 was big in the shoulders.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
November 12, 2014
Showstopper!! I have never felt more elegant!
I wore this for a formal work event and I have never received more compliments! Dress was simple yet VERY stunning! Fits beautifully and was incredibly comfortable. Would rent this dress again and wish I could own it!!
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 133lbs
March 29, 2015
This is navy - actually thought it was black when I reserved it.
Really loved the dress. Was super comfortable and elegant. I loved the open back and was really easy to wear a normal bra
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 11, 2014
It was literally perfect for the occasion and came so quickly.
It fit like a glove, it hugged all of my curves and I received compliments all night long.
AshleyApril 5, 2014
How long did it take to come? Because I have prom on April 12th and say I order it today or tomorrow will in come in that time period?
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 28, 2014
I wore this for an Air Force ball. I received so many compliments!
I ordered the 6L and the 8L. I didn't even need to try on the 6L because the 8L fit perfectly. I received so many compliments, especially on the back of the gown. I was apprehensive about my bust being too large for the gown, but I didn't have a problem with that at all. I was very satisfied with my rental and will be renting again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
September 29, 2014
...short...
For the first time ever in life a 14 was large at the bust. Gave me some puffy action I didn't like. The dress is very elegant and sophisticated. Unfortunately it was too short and I decided not to wear it. I will def order the Long for my next wedding in Nov.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
October 2, 2014
The dress was very comfortable, elegant and classic.
The fit is true to size, the jeweled cuffs beautifully sit at the wrist. I wore 3" heels for a perfect length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
October 17, 2014
Chic, elegant, and comfortable all night long.
Runs slightly on the bigger side.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
October 21, 2014
Wore this for my first evening out after a new baby for a black-tie event for my husbands job.
Dress was lovely - fit true to size and was very flattering and forgiving. The slit is more dramatic than the pictures show, but isn't over the top. I'm still nursing so it was great to be able to wear a real bra. Would definitely wear this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
December 2, 2013
Sleek and sophisticated
Great fit!
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