Bring The Drama Gown

$95 rental
$695 retail

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Stylist Notes

Get leading lady elegance in this showstopper by Halston Heritage. The lush, thick lace will bring a dramatic touch to your black tie look for a sweeping statement! Keep accessories classic for a minimalist flare.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, 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 up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black jacquard (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Halter neckline. Full skirt with hi-low hemline. Open back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in USA.

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143 reviews
Fit
Large8
True to Size91
Small19
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
February 9, 2016
The height of elegance!
This gown is elegant and fits very nicely through the torso. I'm a 34B and did not require a bra. I wore a size 2 since the 4 was not available so the length was a tad bit short, but the hi-lo allows you to showcase shoes and gives you lots of flexibility with a heel height. I opted for a 3" heel. The dress is so comfy - we danced all night and I could not have been more comfortable. If it had pockets, I'd buy it!!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
February 4, 2016
Lovely, flowing, chic, comfortable.
I typically wear a 0P, so the 0R was a little loose up top (I'm quite short and flat), but it worked out just fine. I ended up loving this dress so much more than I thought I would. I did not expect to enjoy wearing a ball gown, but the dress was so well-constructed and flowy that I felt very sophisticated for the museum gala I attended. Because I'm 5'1, I worried that the dress would be too long even with the high-low skirt style, but it was great. It dragged in the back only slightly as I wore 5" heels. I would love to wear this dress again and highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 3, 2016
Dancing!
It was too low for me so I put a bobby pin to bring up the V-cut.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
February 1, 2016
Amazing wedding!
This dress was fabulous! Absolutely loved the fit and was perfect for a special occasion. My husband and I were master and mistress of ceremonies for a wedding so I wanted something a bit dressier. Perfect choice! Tight fit through the bodice and plenty of room on the bottom. It is floor length in the back so definitely needed at least a 3 inch heel. Loved my RTR experience and would definitely use again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
January 30, 2016
Gorgeous dress, elegant fabric. high low style shows off your shoes . At 5'8", the 8L was perfect
Beautiful dress!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 20, 2016
Love this dress, almost didn't fit into it.
I really liked this dress. When I got it though, I couldn't get it to zip! My dresses at home are sizes 8-10R so I figured a 10R would be fine, but I didn't realize designer dresses ran smaller than other dresses! I actually had to have RTR send me a different dress, but the night of, with the help of my husband, we were able to get it to zip and it looked great! Got so many compliments. *Note: I had a baby 5 months ago, so my body isn't back to where I was before so I was unsure on sizes because of this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 17, 2016
So comfortable and perfect for a January black tie event
The fabric of this dress is thick, so I wouldn't recommend it for an event during spring or summer. It is a little longer in the front than a typical high/low dress, but I think that is because I'm 5ft 3in. Overall my favorite RTR rental
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 17, 2016
The dress was perfect in 2R. Most beautiful dress I have ever worn (except my wedding dress).
The dress was true to size. Order for your bra size as opposed to hips since it is fitted at top. I wore this to a Mardi Gras ball, it was extremely comfortable and although fitted, was easy to sit, move around and dance in. I got more compliments from this dress than of anything I have ever worn. If you want something classic that will turn heads, this is it.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
January 15, 2016
Everyone had something to say about my dress, so many compliments all night!
The dress was true to size. and fit like a glove. It was tight enough up top that I could go bra-less and still look flattering. It was flirty, fun, and sophisticated look all in one. The texture of the dress really gave it that formal look. The cut and style of the dress is flattering on all body types.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
January 13, 2016
Received a ton of compliments on this dress!
Fit great. Flattering cut. Low cut back and deep V made it impossible to wear a bra, but the dress worked great without one.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 12, 2016
It was snug on "the girls". Size up over a 34D
I wish I could have worn it! This dress is so pretty. I am 5'3" and just had a baby so I am over my normal size and am weighing in at about 165. Most of this is in my chest. I could not get this on with a bra and had a hard time zipping the very top because of my chest and when I did the size of my "girls" put weight on the halter, which pulled on my neck. I think if I had gone up a size it would have been loose at the waist but I would have been more comfortable. Size up if you are over a 34DD
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 44
January 12, 2016
Beautiful fabric and fit
I am really curvy and always worry about being unclassy in a halter dress but this works. Seriously chesty ladies, try it. You will be very impressed. I felt beautiful all night. Fabric is heavy which was perfect for me because it was a winter event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 11, 2016
Worn to military formal event.
Beautiful dress. Heavier than expected. But well-designed.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
January 2, 2016
This dress is gorgeous! It was very classy and fit perfectly. I wanted to keep it!
I wore this to a Black tie wedding on NYE. The size 6 fit me perfectly. I am usually a 6 in dresses so It runs pretty true to size. If you have a larger bust area it could be tight. I am 5 foot 6 and the length was great with 4 inch heels. I absolutely loved this dress and so did my boyfriend. I will rent this one again!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
December 31, 2015
Super comfortable. Looks great. Great for larger chest.
I'm 5'2'' and the fit with 3" heels was great. I have a rather large chest for my frame and didn't feel like i was about to fall out. The fabric drapes wonderfully. I will look to buy this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
December 5, 2015
What a great dress. Comfortable, classy with a touch of sexy.
fit so well in the top with a strapless bra and was perfectly fitted. The rise in the front made it easy to walk in the dress. I received many compliments on this dress that evening and it was easy to pair with a pair of strappy heels.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
November 26, 2015
beautiful dress! got compliments all night long!
perfect if you're short!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
November 22, 2015
It's classy and bit dramatic, great fit!
Perfect dress for a formal event in NYC! Comfortable and easy to wear. I got a ton of compliments all night! Great heavier fabric for a cool November evening.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 14, 2015
This was a dress modern day Cinderella would wear!
I absolutely loved this dress! The 10R fit like a glove (although I usually wear a 6/8 or 28/29 in jeans). I wore this to a marine ball and definitely had the most beautiful dress there! I don't have the most womanly figure but the ribbing in the side of the waist made me look like I had the body of a Kardashian!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
October 29, 2015
Gorgeous dress!
Loved this dress! I felt super sexy! I am 5'3" and 130lbs and wore a 4R. Probably should have gone with a 6R because it was a bit snug but it worked out.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
October 26, 2015
The dress didn't fit, but RTR sent me another dress right away and saved me!
This dress is fabulous, but make sure you order a size larger! I ordered my normal sizes and it didn't fit. RTR saved me and sent another dress by noon the next day. Loved the dress and the experience. Can't wait to do it again.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 21, 2015
Loved the experience ! First time renter and I couldn't be happier with the out come
I'm 5'4 - 130ish , 34/A . The size 2 fit perfect . I'm flat chested so I'm not sure how it would fit if you had a bust. Wear cute shoes you want to show off - this dress is awesome for cool shoes . I felt extremely beautiful and received so many compliments .
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 61
October 20, 2015
Dress looked great!
Dress was great received many compliments
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
October 14, 2015
This dress was a huge hit! Loved it!
Since I have a larger bust, my dress size can range anywhere from a 0-6 depending on the brand and the cut of the item. I called Rent the Runway and told them my concerns and she told me to rent the size 2 and then size up to the 4. I tried on both and they both fit almost the same, the 2 was a tighter on my top so I went with the 4R and it was great! Definitely gave me a lot of cleavage, but fit perfectly around my waist. There is plenty of room in the hips since the bottom is a ball gown. I wore heels and the bottom of the dress just skimmed the floor. I will definitely be renting again!!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 11, 2015
I felt comfortable and confident at the Navy Birthday Ball. Got a ton of compliments on the dress!
I was extremely happy with this dress. It was surprisingly comfortable, and I loved how sturdy it felt in both material and construction. The skirt has a little bit of a train, which was easy to hold up when I was walking outside. For me, it could have been just a tiny bit snugger in the waist and a tiny bit roomier in the chest. If you're busty, you may find it a little tight in that area. Otherwise, it was a great fit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
September 26, 2015
Stunning gown!
Wow. Great dress! I wore this to a black tie event and received many compliments. I have a (proportionately) small waist and it was a bit tight. Didn't care! It looked great and I felt amazing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
September 22, 2015
Fun and Sexy
I loved this dress, but I feel like the photos just didn't do it justice! The fit is VERY flattering...I looked like I had a tiny waist and it shows a decent amount of cleavage (nothing too scandelous)!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
September 21, 2015
Perfect for a formal event, luxurious material!
Was a bit too big , I thought I ordered a backup 2 but actually did not and that size would have been a better fit.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
September 20, 2015
I have never gotten so many compliments in my LIFE!
This dress was perfect for my athletic build. It was flattering on the chest but also help cover up my stomach. I wish I would wear this dress everyday. It was magical.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
September 14, 2015
USMMA Ring Dance
This dress fit my curves great, and really would look good on any athletic, curvy, or hourglass shaped woman. Very pleased!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
September 1, 2015
I felt incredibly beautiful!
i received so many compliments.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
August 30, 2015
A beautiful dress and completely comfortable!
The dress for true to size but was very close to not zipping over my chest. However, the tighter fit didn't require a bra and the dress provided it's own kind of support. I am 5'4 and ordered a regular size and I had to wear 3 inch heels in order for the dress not to drag in the back. I didn't mind that except for the fact that the high-low wasn't as evident. Overall, a great dress and the for was perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
August 27, 2015
Received so many compliments, great dress to wear with a statement shoe! I wore a strappy GZ!
The fit was perfect. I think most people will not need a bra, but I did because I'm an A cup. On the heavier side of fabric, but overall easy to move in. I would definitely recommend it.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
August 24, 2015
Wore to a black tie awards show.
My husband, who never likes anything I choose, loved this dress on me. It was sexy and flowy and comfortable which is a rare combination. It was an hours long event and I was happy in this dress the whole time. Love it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
August 23, 2015
The dress was in great shape, it felt comfortable but also luxurious - I didn't want to take it off!
Best rental from RTR I've had! The material is thick and fitting but has some give. Fit like a glove, true to size. Only positive things to say about this gown, wish I could have kept it!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 21, 2015
Pretty, easy to move around with. I received many compliments, and felt pretty despite baby bump.
i had a baby recently so actually was a perfect fit and covered my left-over baby bump. It was a bit to tight on my bust, but that was inevitable, considering that I'm still breastfeeding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
August 5, 2015
SO many compliments and a wow dress!
The dress was really comfortable! It was a little big in the top, but when you sit and eat it comfortable. I felt so confident in this dress. I am 5'4 so the high in the front wasn't as "high." I was worried the fabric would be too heavy, but it actually was very comfortable. I would absolutely wear this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 3, 2015
It was perfect for the event!!
I have a larger rib cage, so the 6 almost didn't fit, but other than that, the dress was perfect!!!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
July 31, 2015
The dress fit really well and was comfortable. No super awkward adjusting all night!
The straps of the dress were a little to long for me which made it a little difficult at times but overall there were no major negatives about the dress.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
July 27, 2015
The dress was very well constructed. I felt like a princess.
I am 5'3, 135, 36D and short waisted. The dress was well constructed and material heavy but did not make me feel hot at a summer night wedding. The lace fabric added even more detail to a classic color. Picture a wedding dress ball gown in black! The boning in the corset held me in tightly and gave me an hourglass shape. I wore the 10R but the 12petite would have been perfect - allowing the high low hemline to be better achieved and minimizing the back from dragging behind me (it was stepped on several times). With my short waist, the 10R constricted my chest but the halter was perfect. No bra needed. Alas, even with the tight fit, I still felt like a princess. Thank you RTR! Fabulous dress.
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