Giambattista Valli

Black Sheer Sweetheart Dress

$2,565 retail

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Stylist Notes

A sheer top makes this little dress by Giambattista Valli fun. We love this look with an updo.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Loose, fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 36” from shoulder to hemline. Made in Italy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 30, 2016
Loved this dress!

Super flattering dress for a wedding! You have to wear a tank top or other undergarment because it is sheer in a "v" shape down to your belly button.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143lbs
November 8, 2016
This dress ended up being a lot of work!

I'm not sure where to start with this dress. I guess I will say that the fabric is super comfortable and easy to move in, fun to dance in. The front V of the dress with the floral lace overlay is entirely see through, the model must be wearing something underneath it. I ended up buying a wolford shaper with a sweetheart neckline to wear underneath it, as I didn't like the look of a Cami. Then there is the bow on the front. When the dress arrived, there was the bow and two attached strings that were hanging straight down that I thought looked really tacky. It wasn't until just before the event I looked the dress up again and really zoomed in, just to find that those strings are supposed to go all the way around the waistline of the dress. But I couldn't figure out where they were supposed to be attached. My friend ended up helping me makeshift sew them to the back of the dress near the zipper just for the night, which still looked tacky but not quite as bad. I'm very surprised the dress was sent to me in that condition, but make sure to zoom in on the dress here in the photo, and check it closely when it arrives!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 25, 2017
Gorgeous dress. Go up a size, and you'll need a tank underneath.

Runs a full size small - couldn't zip up my normal size. The entire front is see-through. A black tank worked in a pinch but a skin color one would have made the detail in the front look much better. The fabric and structure are fantastic. It travels well without wrinkling.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 1, 2019
Amazing!

I loved the dress. It was not one of my top picks but since everything else was already rented, I took a chance and absolutely loved it. The fabric was thick and beautiful. The mesh top portion of the dress was interesting and I'm so glad I read other reviews so I wasn't shocked when I saw it. I was unable to find a camisole that worked so I went with a full coverage, skin colored bra and got many double takes and lots and lots of compliments. It was really fun to dance in due to the somewhat twirly skirt. The zipper was difficult but probably just a result of being dry cleaned many times. I would definitely wear it again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
February 27, 2019
The skirt is very flouncy, and the sheer part is huge. I just didn't like the proportions

The sheer part is really big, the skirt very flouncy. Not good proportions for a curvier girl

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 13, 2019
Fun & sexy!

I wore this for NYE and it was perfect! Comfy, fun, sexy and surprisingly forgiving if you have any trouble spots. Fits true to size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 27, 2016
Subtly sexy - if that's a phrase...the sheer front doesn't shine til' the lights come on.

Super comfortable and sexy. A twist on the classic LBD because the sheer embroidered bodice is super sexy...which I didn't realize until I stepped into a Vegas elevator with bright lights -- but all good for a night out...or a concert event where you get to meet Tears for Fears. :)

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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 37
April 13, 2017
Really fun dress - but VERY sheer across the entire torso.

Unless you want to show your bra and your middrift, plan to wear with a slip or cami underneath

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
June 9, 2017
Stylist Review

This dress was so cute and so comfortable! It was fun and girly, especially because of the cute little bow! Definitely beware that the entire front of this dress is see-through though! You'll need to have something prepared to wear underneath. This dress was very stretch, so it worked out with a full bust, but I do think it would work best for a smaller chest, in my opinion! It's super pretty and very versatile, especially because you can choose how much coverage you want there to be.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
August 23, 2017
Comfortable easy to wear. A refreshing twist on the classic little black dress.

The lace detail on the top is sheer. You can control the coverage you desire with the bra you choose to wear. It gives just the right amount of sexy without being too revealing. The fabric is thick/heavy which worked out for me on a dinner cruise while on deck my skirt did not fly up with the strong breeze. Easy fun flirty dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
February 13, 2019
beautiful

I loved this, its a tad on the short side, but thats just bc I don't love my legs right now. Its lovely

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