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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158 reviews
Fit
Large8
True to Size100
Small20
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
May 17, 2016
Looked and felt great
The 0 size was too tight. I wore the 2R and it was perfect. Very snug, kept everything in. No need for a bra. I am only 5'1 so I worried about the length. The back of the dress touched the ground but only a little. Material was a little heavy so I would not recommend for the hot summer months. Very classy look for a black tie affair. I loved it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 164lbs
May 15, 2016
Beautiful shape and elegant fabric
I loved this dress. The fabric is a black lace (hard to tell from the pics) and can feel a bit heavy. But it is gorgeous. Loved the hi-low hem on the dress. The top is like a corset and can feel a bit binding after a long night. Also, the bust was a little tight for me. This dress does not have pockets but looks like it could.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
May 14, 2016
Elegant gown!
I rented this dress for a formal event. This was my very first experience using RTR, and I could not be more pleased! I received lots of compliments on this dress. The fabric was a bit heavy, and the dress does run long in the back, but with heels, it barely skimmed the floor. Loved this dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 18
April 27, 2016
I got so many compliments about this dress! It was very flattering and fit perfectly.
The fit was true to size. Worth renting again!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Weight: 120lbs
April 20, 2016
Great dress, so many compliments!
This dress fit incredibly well. It's got a bit of stretch and is a thicker fabric, so no bra needed. It's very flattering trimming in at the waist and with a low, but tasteful v-neckline. It's made of a thicker fabric so would be more appropriate for winter and fall events. I wore it to a black tie wedding and it was perfect. I ordered the 0 and the 2, and can usually wear either size, both fit, but the 2 was a good couple inches longer and with my 4 inch heels that was required for it to touch the floor!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
March 31, 2016
Compliments all night long!
Thick, heavy fabric is perfect for hiding rolls and pudge. Makes everything look tapered and slim. No bra needed. Definitely would rent again (and did)!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 27, 2016
The dress was stunning. I got so many compliments!
Great fit - the zipper is a bit hard to get up so ask for a little help there.
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Vacation
March 15, 2016
Great experience!
The dress was a little bit heavier than I anticipated. Still extremely nice and many heads turned on the cruise where I wore it. It fit just fine.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 9, 2016
Love the structure of this dress.
Corset bodice helps the dress keep its structure all event.. Fits true to size. Only wish I could have the chance to buy it!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
March 2, 2016
The dress was great and the whole look came together well.
Dress fit was great. Top is pretty snug which helps because you can't wear a bra. Was really great for my formal wear.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 24, 2016
it was so classy looking and I received tons of compliments!
I had to wear a size larger than I originally planned, dress was beautiful
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
February 24, 2016
Tons of compliments on the dress!
Fabric is amazing, fit is very fitted on top. I wear a 34C and if you are ANY bigger you need to go up a size. Perfect length!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
February 23, 2016
I wore this for a black tie wedding in DC and it definitely hit the mark!
I have a full bust and was worried about the dress dipping too low in the front since I'm fairly modest. The dress did dip pretty low but I just owned it and had a great time! I felt sexy and classy! The length was perfect when worn with 2.5-3 inch heels. Otherwise, it would be very long. The short front and long back were so elegant and I felt like someone should have rolled out a red carpet everywhere I went! If you're a larger busted woman - be prepared to show a little skin! I had to be careful when lifting my arms as the 'ladies' were trying to peek out the sides of the halter. The material almost feels like drapes or curtains - but in a good way! It was very comfortable, albeit a bit warm after some intense dancing.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 14, 2016
This dress fit perfectly and made me feel beautiful at the event I attended!
The fit was great. It is tight around the waist because of the corset lining but it gives you a great shape and is so comfortable to wear. Loved the cut and shape of the dress
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 10, 2016
I felt absolutely amazing.
I was lucky enough to book an appointment to try on a ton of different dresses at the RTR shop in Washington DC. When I tried this dress on, I was surprised to find that the 0 fit me in the first place. I am normally a 4, so this was a surprise, yet once the dress was on, it fit perfectly. My only complaint was the low v in the front, but I used some fashion tape and fixed that quite easily. I wore this for a winter formal dance and although there was snow outside, I wasn't all that cold because I spent the majority of the night inside dancing. My stylist was absolutely amazing and she helped me find some jewelry that went perfectly with the dress. I wore a statement necklace and a cuff bracelet, both of which I also rented from RTR. I did wear 5" heels along with my dress and the length still worked perfectly. The dress is a high-low, but the high in the front was about tea-length if not a bit longer, so when the shoes came off, I wasn't constantly tripping over the dress. Overall, I had an amazing night wearing this dress and I would love to wear it again. I received so many compliments that night and I don't think I could have felt more glamorous.
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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: 29
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: 43
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: 34
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: 45
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: 30
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: 43
Bust size: 32C
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: 40
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: 40
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: 62
October 20, 2015
Dress looked great!
Dress was great received many compliments
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
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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