V-Neck Banded Dress

$368 retail

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Stylist Notes

Unexpected colorblocking highlights the asymmetrical design of this contemporary sheath dress by Diane von Furstenberg.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14

Product Details

Black and blue colorblock crepe (84% Viscose, 12% Polyamide, 4% Elastane). Sheath. Short sleeves. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 42" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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78 reviews
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Large
(4)
True to Size
(17)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 29, 2017
An everything dress

This is my first experience using rent the runway as one of their unlimited members. I was excited to get my first four items and tried them on immediately. I immediately loved this piece. I put it on and it fits like it was made for me. The material is thick and is very forgiving of imperfections as it holds you in slightly and bumps you out in the places that are flattering. In lots of ways it is a va va voom dress that is also conservative useable for work. There is cleavage but not excessive. It is a great dress to dress up or dress professionally. Versatile and flattering, this dress can make everyone have an hour glass figure. The dress is true to size. I am usually a 6 but have always been wearing a 4 in dvf although it is a little tighter so I was ok with sizing down when 4 was only available size. This is part of the miracle of dvf make and not due to their not being true to size. I have a smaller waist and thick arms and thighs. Dvf dresses are just made for women's bodies so arms and hips being thicker are never an issue and material usually always has enough give. The dress works with your body tho and either size, I feel would have looked great. Will be keeping for a while! This dress has made me a believer in rent the runway.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
December 6, 2017
Great Meeting Dress

Really loled this DVF dress. Wore to a meeting. Im typically a 10 in DVF, but tried a 12 this time - hoilday weight - and the top was too big (a problem ive literally never had.) Would 100% rent again, but would get a 10 next time. Very comfprtable and flattering dress. If you are on the more conservative side or dont like to have cleavage, this is not the dress for you.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
December 9, 2017
Classy and comfortable

This dress is actully not black. The skirt part is navy. It was fine and looked cool but not what i expected. Also it ran too big in the waist. Good for work overall though!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
December 12, 2017
First DVF too tight

Way too tight in midsection, guess DVF not for me!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 24, 2017
Another DVF Winner

Nice thick fabric, flattering cut, classy yet trendy, low cut but not inappropriate for work. Will definitely rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
January 2, 2018
Flattering

Got this for work and it was very flattering but i didnt wear it because i was afraid it was slightly too low cut for what i felt comfortable wearing to my job. But very cute dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 3, 2018
Good work dress

Good standard work dress - i only didnt give it 5 stars because i didnt like the material that much. I probably will rent this again

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126lbs
January 12, 2018
Small and slutty looking - returned immediately

I went up a size and this was too tight, too short, too low cut. Material looked cheap. There was no way i could wear to work even with thick dark tights underneath to make it look less short. Returned immediately after trying on

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 23, 2018
Way shorter than in the photo

The stress is not nearly as long as it appears in the photo. It barely covered my upper thigh and was so short there's no way I could have worn it to work

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 42DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
February 9, 2018
Too low cut and a little too snug in the hips for me

A little too snug in the hips for me and too low cut for work

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
February 17, 2018
Perfect DVF fit

Amazing dress that fit like a glove

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
February 27, 2018

This dress is very flattering and the material is structured, forgiving, and comfortable. But it is much shorter in person than it is in the picture. I am only 5'4" and this dress hit about six inches above my knee, and I had even gone up a size from my normal size. So it was barely suitable for an office environment, even with tights. Also, as with many DVFs, it is made for taller women with longer torsos, so the top is low-cut and can be baggy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36G
Body type: Hourglass
March 2, 2018
Cute but too big

Very nice quality dress. Having never worn DVF before, I didn't realize how true to size it would be. I usually wear a 12, and the 14 was way too big. But I made it work. Would rent again in a smaller size!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 27, 2018
Fitting & flattering

Great dress! The color pattern is unique and gives this dress a unique look. I am a 34 D/DD and this dress fit beautifully - but, it has a low cut V. I wrapped the scarf during the work day because it was too deep on me in a professional setting.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 17, 2018
Fits amazing!!

Amazing dress! So comfortable and fits amazing!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
March 31, 2018
Not as long as it looks.

I like my dresses to hit just below the knee. This one was above the knee. The fit was really nice just not the right length.

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Body type: Pear
Weight: 197lbs
April 4, 2018
Too short

I was surprised at how short the dress was.

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 62
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 7, 2018
Perfect dress for luncheon.

Wore this for a work-related luncheon. Definitely hugs the curves, but had 1000 complements. The color block adds some interest to a standard LBD.

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 13, 2018
Cute but fabric a little stiff

This dress is pretty flattering. Snug fit in the thighs/bum area (though I sized down between my two regular sizes). I felt it gapped a bit in the stomach area.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 27, 2018
Just ok for me

Not the most flattering dress for small chested women. The material doesn't have much give. Overall I like the design, just not a "wow" dress for me

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 34A
May 10, 2018
Great dress but a bit too form fittinng for professional environment

I loved the fit and color block pattern of this dress. It was very form fitting and I felt a little uncomfortable wearing it in a very professional work environment, so I paired it with a cardigan - which I think detracted a bit from the dress itself.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
May 16, 2018
Interesting yet professional!

This is a nice color block dress from DVF. It's made out of a stretchy fabric and is a litttttle tight. It is a little low cut for work, and would could wear a bandeau underneath it. There's a V in the back too which adds interest. I threw on a blazer and wore this at a finance conference.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 18, 2018
Lovely dress with low neckline.

Fit is great, material is unique, only minus is the low neckline. I was able to make it work with a black v neck tank underneath. Also the hem was undone and has to be sewn.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 136lbs
May 21, 2018
Perfect fit!

This dress is sleek and form fitting, without being too skimpy. The fabric is amazing! It's a bit shorter than I expected so would not feel comfortable wearing it to work, but was perfect for a Saturday night out in NYC. I would definitely rent it again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
May 22, 2018
Perfect for updated head shots!

Loved this dress! Hugs the body well and is made from a great fabric. It's a bit low cut so just be careful if you're bigger in the chest. Wore for my professional head shots and then to a work meeting and got lots of compliments. Good length if you are petite as it's not super long but still conservative enough to wear for work, hit me right above the knee and I'm 5'2"

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
May 23, 2018
Like the color/style, but...

Much shorter on me than the model. I sized up from my usual size (8) to a 10, to keep it from being skin tight.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 26, 2018
Too short

It's beautiful but too short.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
June 23, 2018
Loved this dress!

I loved this dress! I wore it for a professional work event and it made me feel confident. The material was heavy and the dress was well made. I sized up to a 6 due to some of the reviews that made it sound like it was a smaller fit, but I'd say it runs true to size, because I had room to spare and could have gone with the 4. I'd rent this one again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 23, 2018
Flattering and comfortable

Perfect for work. Falls below the knee on my 5'5'' frame. Very flattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 3, 2018
Disappointed in the length, too short

The dress I received was not the length that the model is wearing. I ordered a 6 and it was about mid thigh length. Way too short for work! The slit in the back was too high up. I was very disappointed because it would have been amazing had it been the length that was advertised. Great quality.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
July 8, 2018
Flattering but very low cut

This dress is really pretty - there are actually three colors, not just two like it looks in the picture (there's a dark navy under the black). My only complaint is that it's very low cut which I don't usually mind, but in this case as I walked throughout the night the neckline also shifted so I felt like I was adjusting it all the time.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 152lbs
July 19, 2018
Just too short and tight

An 8 might have been ok but this was just too short and tight for the event I planned to wear it for

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 2, 2018
Office appropriate

This was a nice unlimited rental for work. Nothing special about it. Material is heavy but lays well.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 14, 2018
Great fit!

Hugs in all the right places. Loved how it looked!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
August 15, 2018
Easy dress to wear work to night event

Loved this dress. Fit like a glove with some forgiveness in the middle.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
August 28, 2018
Kinda short

Wore this for work. I walk around a lot. It rides up a bit short for a conservative office

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 10, 2018
So short. Who would wear this?

It must have shrunk, bc this dress barely covers me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 9, 2018
Better For a Date Than Work

I rented this for a work meeting, but it wasn't appropriate. Way shorter than the picture depicted, despite my being 5'2. Also, it showed way too much cleavage. HOWEVER, it ended up being a great date night dress. So, it worked out.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 26, 2018
Too short

Ridiculously too short. Sent back immediately. I am 5'7" and this was made for a petite person maybe 5'1". Disappointing.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 26, 2018
Loved it but too big on top for petites

Really loved everything about this - style, weight of material, cap sleeve, but it was just a bit too big for me in the shoulders and chest. Combined with low cut, I couldn't wear it

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