Cut It Out Dress

$70 to buy
$295 retail
Stylist Notes

Stop them in their tracks by wearing this hot Halston Heritage cut out dress. You'll for sure be the talk of the party. Great dress to wear year round.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra and is very fitted in shoulders and sleeves
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist with back cutouts
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs very narrow so curvier women should size up one or two sizes
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra; SPANX recommended to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra and is very fitted in shoulders and sleeves
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist with back cutouts
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs very narrow so curvier women should size up one or two sizes
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra; SPANX recommended to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black ponte. Crew neckline. Square back with cut-out. Three quarter sleeves. Measures 36'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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217 reviews
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Small
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 5, 2012
Great little black dress
I thought this was the perfect little black dress, the fit was perfect and I didn't need an extra size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
September 12, 2012
Loved this dress!
I absolutely loved this dress! I wore it to a rehearsal dinner and received many compliments. The neckline is definitely a little off the shoulder, so you will need to wear a strapless bra. The back covered the back of my bra with no problems. The material is stretchy, so the dress was comfortable to wear all night.
LaurenDecember 5, 2012
Hi Megan,
LaurenDecember 5, 2012
Oops, as I was saying, the dress looks great on you - did you wear a strapless bra as you mentioned? I am concerned that even a strapless bra would be too thick in the back. Thank you!
MeganDecember 11, 2012
Hi Lauren, Yes I work a strapless bra with no problem! It's thicker in the back than it looks in this photo. I just used fashion tape to secure the dress to the back of my bra and didn't think twice about it. The dress is great, you'll love it!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 19, 2012
Classic & sexy
Wore this as a winter 'date night' dress with stilettos and swiss-dot-patterned sheer stockings and got loads of compliments! Only observation is that the fabric doesn't have much strectch, so for me the fit in the shoulders/arms was a bit tight while the waist cutouts gapped just a tiny bit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 19, 2012
Great New Years Eve Dress!
The dress was a little hard to get on because of the style but the fit was great. It was the perfect mix of elegant and edgy and I got many compliments. I would definitely rent this dress again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
October 12, 2012
Classy yet fun!
Fit like a glove! The length was perfect & made the dress super classy! I paired it with an edgy spiked necklace & red lip! Received so many compliments. Great for girls with a curvy bottom half & tiny top half.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 14, 2012
Great dress, just too tight for my liking
The dress was a very thick and heavy material, and clung to my body more than I would have liked. I had planned on wearing it to a college formal, but I was worried about getting overheated while dancing, and opted for my backup dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
October 18, 2012
It fit really well.
Beautiful fabric and cut. I was self-conscious at first with the slits (didn't want the back fat to show) but as the night went on, I felt really comfortable and sexy in it. It's really unique. Loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 106lbs
October 22, 2012
A gorgeous dress that made me feel sexy yet sophisticated!
The dress fits true to size, the material isn't cheap and it really accentuated my body, of which lacks in the curvy hips department a bit. It's very form fitting, so be aware ladies! I absolutely adored this dress and didn't want to send it back!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
October 22, 2012
Perfect for 30th birthday!!
This dress fit perfectly! Business in the front, party in the back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 22, 2012
just enough sexy
this dress is the bomb diggity! honestly, i felt like a supermodel beauty queen. it had just the right amount of sex appeal. the fit was perfect for my body type...straight up top with a booty. i didn't wear a bra and because of the tautness and thickness of the fabric i didn't even think about it for the rest of the night. i got compliments left and right and even dressed it down with a leather jacket for the outdoor ceremony. honestly i did not want to send it back, it is a great dress and i recommend it highly to all the smaller busted ladies out there. flattering, flirty and fierce!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
October 27, 2012
A LBD for my 21st!
I would suggest going true to size- if not maybe a size up just in case because the cut outs on the sides are right where you might feel uncomfortable. You don't want to look like you're squeezed into this dress. Overall, I really loved it and received complements!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
November 5, 2012
Sexy stunner!
This was my first time using RTR so I was a little nervous. Then because of the hurricane, the original dress that I selected was not available. My RTR stylist quickly made another selection for me so that I would still receive the dress in time. Honestly, I probably would have not selected this dress for myself but I'm so glad that my stylist did! It fit perfectly and I loved that it somewhat understated (from the front) and very sexy in the back! I got so many compliments on my dress and I felt like a million bucks. I am petite with curves and I loved how it hugged my body without being too tight. I would definitely rent this again! I had to wear a "nubra" type bra with this dress, a regular or strapless bra did not work.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 5, 2012
Arrived too late...
I had this dress as a back up to my other one for my birthday occasion and sadly it came too late. It was delayed due to shipping problems? I don't know the exact details but when it arrived I tried it on and it was tight! It looked amazing I just wanted room to breath a little. Such a cute dress and I want to rent it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 6, 2012
Didn't get to wear it bc of sandy but will def rent it in the coming weeks!
Didn't get to wear it bc of sandy but will def rent it in the coming weeks!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 12, 2012
This dress made me feel like a Hot Diva
Loved how it stretched, beware of the skin that will show on either side of the dress
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 20, 2012
Loved it! Perfect!
I ordered a 0 and a 2 based on the other reviews I read and the 2 fit perfectly. The material is thick and holds everything in place nicely. I wore this for my work Holiday Party and received a tons of compliments. I was able to wear a bra and spanx without anything "peeking" out. Great dress!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
November 25, 2012
Order a size up!
I'm usually a size 4 or 6 in dresses, but after reading some of the reviews I opted to go with sizes 6 and 8. Ladies, DO NOT BE ASHAMED TO GO UP A SIZE IN THIS DRESS! It looks better if you aren't squeezed into it, plus, the opening in the back can cut you off and make you look like you have back fat even if you don't. I wore the 8 and felt so comfortable and skinny all night...even though I was wearing two sizes larger than I usually do. Contrary to other reviews, there is a little bit of stretch in the dress. I would definitely wear this dress again.
RobynNovember 6, 2013
Great advice! Thanks!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
November 26, 2012
The cut-out details were showstopping.
I was disappointed at how small this dress runs. I think if I'd had a size up, I would have been completely in love with it. Instead, I was self-conscious the whole night. Other than the size issues, the dress is gorgeous and has good construction.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
November 28, 2012
Fantastic fit!
I wore this cut-out dress to a formal cocktail gala in winter and it was the perfect combination of edge and class. It fit like a glove and I received many compliments on the unique shape and design. Such a fun look and experience! I wish I owned the dress :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
November 30, 2012
Everyone who came up to say hello to me commented on how much they loved me in this dress.
Fit was awesome, great material. Length was to my knees because I'm 5'3" but I loved it because the cutouts were very sexy. Whenever I stood up I had to really pull it down because the fabric is kind of think and it would get bunched up around my waist if I sat down.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 19, 2012
Classy with a bit of adventure!
I wore this dress for my one year wedding anniversary, and my husband LOVED the dress! I was a little worried that the cut out back would be too big for me ( I have a really slender back) but the dress was perfect! I ordered the 0 & 2 and could have worn either, but I went with the 2 so the dress would be slightly longer. Also the material was thick enough that I didn't need a bra and everything stayed in place.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 19, 2012
I wore this dress for a banquet/my retirement party, and it was classy but sexy!
I had originally ordered the 6 because the other reviews said the shoulders were tight, but I found the the 4 fit perfectly! If you're tall like me, the skirt hits just below mid-thigh. This is a great dress for a colder night, the fabric is a little bit thicker and still stretchy so that it conforms to your body. I loved the open back. The only con would be that it was a little tight under the armpits, but overall great fit, great look!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 19, 2012
Very conservative in the front and edgy in the back!
I did not end up wearing the dress because it was too small. I recommend ordering a size up
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
December 20, 2012
A real stunner coming and going!
The quality of this dress is unsurpassed and I received so many compliments on the amazing cut out back. However, when the other reviews say this dress is tight and there is no give in the fabric, they aren't kidding!!!! I usually wear a 0 or 2 but I squeezed into a 4 with the help of Spanx and hard core cardio for 2 days prior to the event. It was worth it though because it was a night to remember.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 23, 2012
Super fun LDB!
Ordered the dress in sizes 2 & 4. Size 2 ended up fitting better. Was a little hesitant to wear with the cutouts/open back but glad my friend encouraged me to wear it! Confidence definitely required to rock this number!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 26, 2012
I ended up using my other dress. This one was just for back up! The arms were to tight.
This dress would have been great if I could lift my arms up!.. It was too hard to dance with.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 31, 2012
I had so much fun in this dress! It was classy AND sassy at the same time.
I ordered the 0 and the 2. This dress is extremely form fitting and I felt much better in the 2. I probably could have worn a bra because of the placement of the strap on the back, but the material was thick enough that I didn't need to. I received many compliments all night long from both men and women.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 114lbs
January 12, 2013
I rented this dress for a music industry christmas party. But, I never got to wear it.
I rented this dress for a music industry christmas party. Unfortunately, I never got to wear this dress. I rented the size 2 but, the 0 came instead. I'm 5'2'' 114 lbs 32C/ 34B. I was able to get the size 0 on but, it didn't look right. It was just too small - with the cutouts, this isn't the type of dress you want to squeeze into! I was sad that the wrong size was sent, it would've been very hot. RTR representative gave me full credit (with shipping) and a promo to rent another dress at 50% off. Better luck next time :-/
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
January 13, 2013
Showstopping!
My very first RTR dress, I will surely be a returning customer! I should have indeed taken the advice here and rented two sizes up. I rented a 0 and a 2 and liked the 2, but a 2 and 4 would have been better fits. Loved the modest length, so elegant yet bold. The abundant compliments made it worth every penny. Excellent customer service!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 21, 2013
Great Wedding Rental!
It was a perfect dress for a winter wedding! The dress was a nice, thick material and very flattering. It fit snug, but I was still able to dance and move around easily. I wore spanx and sicky bra with it, but could have gone without.
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Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 13, 2011
I'm 5'3 and between 105 and 108 pounds...and the size zero was TIGHT. The cut outs prevent wearing spanx so I was sucking in all night...but it was worth it! Great sexy and very chic dress. Loved it.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 20, 2011
Pretty + disappointing = pretty disappointing. This is a beautiful dress, but it's too long. And if the occasion requires a long dress, it probably isn't cutout/backless-appropriate.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
November 22, 2011
Stunning!
Ordered this for a perfect size 8 model and she looks insane in it! hugged everything perfectly. the longer length of the hem really makes it sophisticated without being too exposed. Would definitely order again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 30, 2011
10 year reunion! GREAT BACK!
Fantastic dress. Couldn't fit much more in it. Fits like a glove. A real head turner. Wore it to my high school reunion and everyone thought it was stunning.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 9, 2011
loved how the garment bag is for me to keep :)
Loved this dress! this dress was the first time using the website, and I'm in LOVE! it fit perfectly, very form fitting, i was a little worried on how the back would look since it was so open, but when you try the dress on its really nice and not so bad!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
December 23, 2011
Anniversary Knockout
I rented this dress for my eight year anniversary with my boyfriend and a great choice if i do say so myself:-) At first I felt a bit self conscious as the cutouts did not seem to hit in quite the right places. I am a slender/athletic build but my ribcage makes certain dresses hit me funny. I lost the self consciousness with one look from by boyfriend...made my first rental from RTR a great decision and hopefully the first of many!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 5, 2012
This dress was so fun and sexy, but also easy to wear!
I rented this dress for New Year's Eve this year and absolutely loved it! I received so many compliments on how sexy, but yet not overly sexy, it was. I had ordered a size 2 and 4 as the extra, however the size 4 was unavailable. The 2 was a bit snug, but I had no problem wearing it as the material is pretty stretchy. But also because of the material, the dress would ride up a little on my legs when walking around. The back actually hid my bra strap, so I did not have to worry about wearing a backless bra or no bra at all.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 5, 2012
New Year's Eve Rental
The suggestion to order up was appreciated, I tend to wear a size 4 for all the other rentals but this time the 6 fit just right. As far as bras go, I tried both strap and strapless but both showed. Luckily with the heavy fabric of the dress and bra size (34B) I was able to go sans bra and was very comfortable! Received many compliments such as "really classy" and "you should buy that dress, it looks great". I tend to not look back for future rentals, but this one is a cracker and I may just find myself renting this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 6, 2012
RTR was great they delivered the dress same day when I had nothing to wear - life saver!
I rented this dress for a night out with friends and I LOVED it. It was longer on me than I thought it would be but I was actually really happy with it. It's a great balance of classy and sexy, without being over the top revealing. The material was great, I didn't even need to wear spanx.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
February 10, 2012
Love. This. Dress.
I wore this dress to a friend's birthday party and it was ah-mazing. This dress fit perfectly. I'm tall and thin - not so blessed in the chest department. At first, I was concerned because my chest looked smaller than usual - when I tried it on without a bra - but it turns out that I was able to wear a bra under the dress with no problem.....and it looked perfect! I shed a small tear when I had to mail it back!
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