Black Emery Dress

$30 – $45 rental
$265 retail
Stylist Notes

Dazzle them in this sequined Dress the Population dress. Wear it with pumps.

Also available in Burgundy.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea 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, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black sequins on mesh (100% Polyester). Long sleeves. Boat neckline. Sheath. Hidden back zipper. Fully lined. 47” from shoulder to hemline. Made in USA.

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715 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
July 13, 2018
Fit like a glove!

So many compliments. I loved everything about this dress and will definitely rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 12, 2018
Gorgeous gown, so flattering!

It's a gorgeous slinky gown that really turns up the sexy!

Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 30
July 10, 2018
Stop looking! This is THE dress!!!

OMG! Where do I even begin? This dress is amazing. I admit, I was worried that it would be unflattering on my curves, as it appeared in the photos to be very form fitting. I was wrong. This is a strange mystery miracle dress that is form fitting but very flattering - even to curvy gals. I felt like a celebrity wearing it and got compliments from strangers all night. My husband also thought it was very sexy!

Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
July 5, 2018
Gala ready

I rented this beautiful dress as a backup and it ended up being the one I chose. It is a very thick fabric so I would recommend renting for a fall or winter event. I was a bit warm in the summer heat (thank goodness for A/C!) Side note: you can't wear a traditional bra due to the sexy open back. Overall...great fit and received lots of compliments!

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
June 30, 2018
A great look! I'm 4'3" and it was perfect.

Amazing fit, the way the pattern runs it really enhances the bum area. Very pleased overall with it's appearance. You'll need some tape for back slit, it flips over and show the nude liner without it.

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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 130lbs
June 28, 2018
I got so many compliments on this dress at my cousin’s black tie wedding!

Even more gorgeous in person. Fits nice and snug. The tan lining kept trying to pop out in the back at the slit, but I was able to safety pin it in. Loved rocking this dress!

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
June 27, 2018
I looked stunning

All pros no cons it fitted wonderful

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
June 26, 2018
The dress fit really snug and gave me a great shape - got compliments the entire evening!

Loved the dress overall, but def runs tight. I was 3 months pregnant and it gave me a great shape and showed a little bit of my growing bump! Will def look into getting again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
June 25, 2018
Show stopper and perfect for curves!!

I never imagined wearing a dress like this but it was absolutely exquisite! I felt like a million bucks. I was speaking at a elegant fundraising dinner and I wanted to look and feel beautiful and confident! And it was perfect. I wore the XL even though the L fit because it was more comfortable. I had the dress on for over 8 hours and never did it bother me. I has compliments all night! It was an unforgettable evening with an unforgettable dress!

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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 53
June 25, 2018
this dress

This was a very sexy dress on.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
June 24, 2018
THIS DRESS!

Fit like a glove!! BEST DRESS IVE EVER RENTED FROM RENT THE RUNWAY

Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
June 24, 2018
LOVE IT! Very comfy , elegant and classy ! Everyone loved it, felt like I was in Hollywood!

Fits like a glove , hugs and so comfy !

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 120lbs
June 20, 2018
Great dress; runs small

LOVED the look of this dress, but it runs small. I am normally a 0-2 in dresses, but the small was really tight! I was able to pull it off, but the medium would have been a lot better. The liner in the back showed, but I used double-sided tape to pull it back. Would rent again, but in a bigger size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 18, 2018
Great Dress!

Great Dress! Fits really well. Only complaint is the lining on the inside was a little droopy so had to use safety pins to pin up from the inside.

Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 18, 2018
Gorgeous, comfortable and memorable

Absolutely felt like I was the queen of the gala in this easy to wear gown. A million compliments. Rented the medium and the small but the medium was quite a bit longer (and I'm already tall) so sized down. Wore a stick on bra and regular undies with it, closed toed pumps and that was all I needed. The lining in the back slit did gape out a bit but was able to pin it- took less than a minute and two safety pins. Would rent it again in a heartbeat. Bang for the buck.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 17, 2018
Beautiful dress!

Fit perfectly!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
June 15, 2018
Beautiful dress unfortunately the dress was not available for rental and they were unable to send it

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
June 12, 2018
Couldn't have picked a better dress!

This dress is perfect for ladies with some curves. I'm 5"7 and the length and cut was fantastic. A real show-stopper

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
June 10, 2018
Felt so fancy

Amazing dress!!! Sleeves run small and get a good low-back bra.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
June 10, 2018
Very pretty!

I wore this dress for a wedding and it was very pretty. It ran true to size but If you're on the fence I'd choose the smaller option because it hugs your curves and has some stretch. The pattern wasn't as pronounced as I would have thought, which is why this isn't a 5 star review. Otherwise this is very easy to move in & I'd recommend!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 30B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 106lbs
June 10, 2018
EVERYTHING

LOVELY just not right for the event

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 8, 2018
Arms are small

Loved the dress but the arms run small. The dress fit in the body but was too tight in the arms.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 148lbs
June 5, 2018
Rented for Vegas

Loved it but decided to go with another style. This is a beautiful dress & I’ll definitely rent it again!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 173lbs
June 4, 2018
Small fit, hugs every curve

Fit was small, i would have went a size up. Pattern is beautiful. But i didn't wear it.

Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
June 3, 2018
Great dress!

I LOVED this dress!! Forgiving fit, and flattering especially if you have an hourglass shape. I received lots of compliments. I typically wear a 12 and ordered the L and XL, and ended up wearing the XL. I almost never rent or order things online because I have problems finding good fits without trying things on, but I was thrilled with this. It's a thick dress so it hides problem areas but that also made it hot (or it could have been the Florida weather in June). The sequins around the arms can be tight. The L would have fit but the XL felt much more comfortable; I sized up and was happy with the fit. It was more comfortable and flattering than I anticipated, but the back is low cut and wide so I wasn't able to wear a bra (not ideal for post-baby body but thanks to some tape it worked). Because it's a tight, secure dress I think you can go bra-less even with a large chest, but if you need a lot of support you might need to get creative with pinning straps back. The slit in the back is high too but I was able to wear the Spanx that go from under the bust to the upper thigh and that worked. Overall I'd say this is a great choice, I would definitely recommend it, and I'm very happy with my 2nd RtR experience!

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
May 31, 2018
This dress is a total showstopper! I got so many compliments :)

The dress is super tight but in a good way. It hugged my entire body just right. As I read in other reviews, the lining definitely wants to come out but that is the only negative thing I have to say about this gorgeous dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 172lbs
May 30, 2018
Lots of compliments and great for dancing!!!

Love this dress. Super sexy but super classy. Definately emphasizes the curves.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
May 28, 2018
I got so many compliments!

The dress is true to size but fits like a glove. It is a real show stopper!

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
May 28, 2018
Great pick!

Received compliments all night. Great dress! The only issues were the shoulders of the dress kept Slipping and the seem on the hem of the back slit showed.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
May 28, 2018
Beautiful Dress

I have a wide back and always have trouble renting. Dresses either have to be stretchy or open back. I have a 38D chest and a 28" waistline, larger thighs. The L fit my body best but was way too tight on my arms - again another reason I have had many failed rentals. The XL fit my arms but because it was a little bigger it slid down my shoulders a bit often. Overall beautiful dress, great quality but it's a one time only for me. Kind of scratchy too the more I danced ;)

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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Age: 39
May 23, 2018
I needed a dress for a Great Gatsby-themed prom and this dress saved my life!

The fit was true to size, and hugged in all the right places. I am curvy and always worry about the way dresses are going to fit me. I am also small up top and luckily I didn't have to wear a bra. Somehow, the dress made my look like a had boobs ;) I'm typically a size M (10), but I've gain some weight recently (Boo!) and elected to order both a medium and a large. I had a feeling that the large would be the size that fit me best and I wore the large so that I had room to move around. It's a very slimming dress too! I received a lot of compliments. So happy about the rental, especially since it was my first time using Rent the Runaway. The dress was a perfect match.

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 100lbs
May 23, 2018
Star Of The Night

I was a little spectacle about ordering this dress because I have a very small frame BUT the dress fit perfectly! I've gotten so many comments about the dress. I even dressed better than the woman of the hour, lol. This experience with this company has been amazing. I definitely recommend this dress!

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 35
May 21, 2018
loved it. many compliments

perfect fit

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 20, 2018
I wore this dress for my rehearsal dinner. true to size! Everyone complimented me, I would buy again

Perfect fit... no cons

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 20, 2018
Obsessed!

One word, obsessed! Such a beautiful dress, I received so many compliments! The back is amazing. Very comfortable too! Highly recommended!

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DD
May 16, 2018
Received so many compliments and felt fabulous.

I wore this for my work Holiday Party that was formal attire. It fit perfectly and was so comfortable. Only issue was the lining came out the slit in the back, but honestly it was not overly noticeable, and not a reason to not rent. Would definitely recommend. I was so sad when I had to send it back.

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 30
May 16, 2018
Pretty easy to move in. Got lots of compliments on the fit. Great for a '20s theme party.

A bit heavy and hot. Underslip kept moving.

Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
May 15, 2018
This is an amazing dress!! Received compliments all night, I will definitely rent this dress again!

This is a wonderful dress, really compliments ur body! Runs true to size.

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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 149lbs
May 13, 2018
This was a great dress, lots of compliments.

Awesome fit and love the nude lining. The dress was in great shape and felt new.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Age: 56
May 11, 2018
Never wore the dress.

Ordered an XL and it was way too small. I usually wear a size 14. No way is this an XL! Too bad because it's beautiful.

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