Donna Karan New York

Piano Key Dress

$40 rental
$1995 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Work your curves in this fitted off shoulder sheath by Donna Karan New York. Go simple with accessories and get ready to strut your stuff at the cocktail party - all eyes will be on you!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS - L

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
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 down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS - L

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black jersey (83% cupro, 17% spandex). Short sleeve. Off the shoulder neckline. Draped body with tulip skirt. 42" from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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19 reviews

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Small 2
True to Size 16
Large 1
Photos 3
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Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
Apr 8, 2013

felt elegant in this beautiful dress

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
gorgeous well-fitted dress, fabric pleasant to skin, flattering fit
Zippy123
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Apr 8, 2013

A lovely, elelgant and sexy dress!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is so gorgeous. It is comfortable and flattering. It is a bit awkward to get into it but once you are in you won't want to take it off.
DWS
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168 lbs
Apr 15, 2013

Not a formal dress.

Size worn: L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love the picture and have been admiring this dress since it became available on Rent the Runway. I have a similar shape to the model and thought this dress would be perfect for me. When it arrived, I was immediately disappointed because the "jersey" material made the dress basically into a long black T-shirt. Not dressy at all. I am 5"10 - never occurred to be that this dress would be way too much fabric for my frame. More importantly, the design is so strange that it was nearly impossible to get the dress on properly. The layers of the dress do not lie properly and it twists so much that it does not lie right. Even the off the shoulder part scrunched up and looked strange. Hard to imagine that this dress retails for $1,995. Really not even remotely a couture look. All of that said, however, Rent the Runway was fabulous - I contacted them as soon as I realized that the dress was unwearable and they offered to refund the rental fee.
Tali
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 26, 2013

comfy fabric, flattering ruching and great length for taller ladies!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very classy and a great choice for a work event. I am tall so I have a hard time finding dresses that aren't too short and this was perfect!
Sheridan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 3, 2013

STYLIST REVIEW

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was SUPER comfortable. I was surprised at the material at first, but after that, fell in love with the jersey material. It has a ton of stretch to it, but is also formal enough for a cocktail wedding or a date night out. It definitely has versatility. The top can be tricky to get on, so when you first try it on, you may need a friend's assistance! All in all, a great option that can be worn to just about any occasion!
Lauren
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Dec 5, 2013

Figure flattering, extremely comfortable and versatile Little Black Dress

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
To meet my boyfriend's parents for the first time at a wedding, I wanted to show some skin in a slightly conservative way. This did the trick. The cut and detailed stitching makes it gently cling in all the right spots, highlights your collarbone, accentuates your waist. Material was warm enough for a November evening in SF (indoor - I wore a black Louis Vuitton shawl when chilly),could be worn in summer too. I have not worn Donna Karan before and was nervous about the fit. XS was perfect. For context, I'm a 24 or 25 in jeans (think JBrand or Rag & Bone cut) very petite but do have some curves. Extremely pleased with the fit and the whole RTR process was fantastic.
Marybeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 20, 2014

Not what I thought it would be

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this to the opera. It was very complicated to put it on. The way the material is wrapped, it took me 20 minutes to figure out where the proper opening were. It is almost like a large ace bandage. It looked very pretty if you never moved. This dress rode up all night and the shoulders kept riding up. It never looked "neat". Thank goodness I was just sitting at the opera and not at an event were I had to walk around or dance. I don't think I would have made it through the night. I loved all of the dresses I have rented here, but this one fell very short. Nonetheless, the RTR experience was as awesome as ever. Didn't care for the dress, but love RTR!
claudine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 10, 2014

This dress was so comfortable and flattering - took me 5 minutes to get dressed for the event!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was very flattering and comfortable - it has a very body conscious, sexy fit but the longer length made it ok to wear (with boots) to a gallery opening. It is very stretchy, so the skirt can be worn as long as shown in the photo or shorter. If this is worn shorter, it can easily be a dress more appropriate for a club. Even when worn longer, guys will check you out! I rented this as a backup dress for a formal event - the fabric is definitely not appropriate for a formal.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

Extremely comfortable LBD with unique cut!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress to attend an evening pageant. It has undoubtedly been worn and dry cleaned many times but it didn't look dingy or faded on the outside (the inside of the dress looked worn, though). Once you get the dress on, you have to take time to untwist and position it the way you want on your body. It took me a moment to figure it out but once on, loved the fit. It's longer in the back but the slit and bared shoulders add sass WITH class, a winning combination. If you want to be comfortable yet sexy, order this dress!
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 1, 2014

Dance the night away

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I went to a wedding in Colorado. The dress is jersey material, which I knew when I rented it. I loved the way it hugged my body and wasn't too short. I dressed it up with some jewelry and black sparkly pumps. I received several compliments throughout the night. I loved that the dress wasn't stiff at all so I could move and dance in comfort. It was the perfect dress for the occasion!
BostonGirl
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 67
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 8, 2014

Flattering and forgiving

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Complicated cut so it takes a little figuring out before you can put it on. Very nice draping and slimming fit. Stretchy and comfortable. Sexy without being too overt. I liked how you could adjust the material on top to cover/expose your shoulders. I would rent it again.
Vjosa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 21, 2014

I didnt wear it.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Odd fit. Odd draping.
Margaret
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 13, 2014

COMFORTABLE and sleek

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was super comfortable - it's made out of jersey material, but the tricky part was the shoulders staying down, the waist area of the dress, and the dress not riding up when walking. I wore an XS (which translates to a 2-4), and the fit was great. However, the waist area seemed a bit baggy, which is why I belted it. The dress also rides up, which is tough for dancing, and the shoulders part do too. But, it was an awesome dress to wear, and it made dancing easy to move in!
Jazi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
May 26, 2014

Just okay.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress fit true to size. I planned to wear it for a gala at which I was volunteering. The style was great, however the material felt heavily worn. It was like wearing an old jersey sheet; pilling, etc. I was very disappointed because the style of the dress is beautiful.
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
May 29, 2014

confusing and hard to get on- would be much better on a tall super thin body for sure!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Also more casual that i thought it would be. Nice dress just not for the event i had in mind or my body type.
ashlovesclothes
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 20, 2014

It's a knockout dress. For a semi formal event and it was the perfect style. Simple yet stunning.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very forgiving, good for a petite and thin but curvy gal. Band around shoulders moves a lot, made for a little difficulty dancing but worth it for the compliments I received.
Angie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 14, 2014

Fit like a glove

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was a perfect fit. The only reason I gave it less stars is because it had some pilling from what seemed like a lot iof previous wear. Dress is lined and really high quality jersey.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Nov 14, 2014

Comfortable and pretty

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The dress was difficult to wear, in that it took a lot of twisting and tugging to make it look good. The dress was comfortable and looked great once I got it to look right. Fabric was fairly worn.
Lola
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

Nothing

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is EXTREMELY comfortable and looks very chic. It's incredibly flattering in all the right places, once you figure out how to put it on properly.
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