Halston Heritage

Star of the Show Gown

$120 – $170 rental
$595 retail
Stylist Notes

Going with a black gown for that gala? If so, go with this trendy Halston Heritage halter gown. A flattering style that cant do you wrong. Go with Whiting & Davis' Black Mesh Glam Clutch.

Also available in navy.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted – full skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'6'' and above).

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a backless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Full Bust, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black pleated crepe(100% polyester). Halter neckline. Low back. Belted waist. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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128 reviews
Fit
Large
(57)
True to Size
(52)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 14, 2012
Pretty Dress, but a little big
I rented this dress as one of two options for a black tie event, but I ended up choosing the other (Badgley Mischka Ruched Sweetheart) because its very low in the back (which is awesome/sexy but I had a tan line that showed) and big up top in the chest area (particularly on the sides of my bust). It was a stunning elegant and flowing dress, but I was going for something that showed off my figure more, so I chose a different one!
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 22, 2012
I agree
This dress is beautiful; however, its runs large in the bust...and I'm a DD. I didn't like the bust showing on the sides. The skirt is very pretty and flowy. Do not order the long if you are 5'5" or shorter. I was advised the long would work with my heels (I have on 5 inches) and it doesn't.
EmilyMarch 7, 2012
Hey, were you able to wear any type of bra with this? I am also a DD and was worried about letting the girls go free.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 29, 2012
Perfect length-lose in chest
I ordered this dress in the 2L and 4L. The 2L fit better around the chest and every where else, but was too short for me (I am a little over 5ft 8in). The 4L was lose in the chest so I had to use double sided tape to keep myself covered, but worked better length wise for me. Also with the way this dress is cut the inside hanger strings are hard to keep in- I had to constantly check and tuck. Otherwise the dress was perfect. I felt like it was sexy, but not too revealing and was comfortable. I could sit, stand, walk (not bend over!) and I got lots of compliments.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 23, 2012
The dresses featured on Rent The Runway are timeless. I have bookmarked Rent The Runway and will keep using it. It has become a favorite website.
Overall, the dress was a great choice and I received so many compliments. However, the dress does run large. I am 37-32-43. The waist and hip area fit perfectly, but the top was large. I had to safety pin the halter top around my neck and I also had to use taupe tape to keep my breasts in. But like previously stated, the dress was a stunning choice, I loved it, and it was a great night.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 26, 2012
Classy
I was afraid that this dress would look a little "maternity" but it didn't, it was beautiful and classy. I ordered the 6L but the 4L fit better with the exception of the belt which was very snug. They only sent one belt for both dresses and it was a small. I would recommend asking for the bigger belt if your average dress size is a 6.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 12, 2012
I felt so gorgeous in this dress!
I rented this dress for my sorority formal and absolutely loved it! It is very flattering and would work well on any body type. The only suggestion I have is to make sure you have a bra that works with the dress, it is very low cut it the front and the back!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 163lbs
July 19, 2012
You know you have a winner when people take the time to come up to you and say, "I just wanted you to know that you look absolutely stunning!"
Perfect fit! I loved the gown. I'm tall and wanted the gown to hit the floor so I opted for a small heel, opposed to a high stiletto.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 23, 2012
I want to buy it
I loved this dress. It is very classic.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
August 11, 2012
For Beautiful Backs Only
I rented this dress for a formal event that I was attending with my parents. The dress runs a little large so I suggest ordering a size smaller for your back-up. The belt helps in sinching the waist and the plunging neckline is very tasteful – it completely covered my D cups. A very elegant dress indeed, but I didn’t realize how unflattering the dress would make my back look. My back fat and birth mark made me really self conscious and I ended up wearing my back-up RTR rental.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 21, 2012
Love!
LOVED this dress. I wore it to a black tie charity event and it was perfect. I am a definite pear shape and loved how the dress accented a smaller waist while hiding full thighs. Ran true to size and was the perfect length on my 5'5" frame for a pair of 3 inch heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
September 8, 2012
Compliments Galore!
I got so many compliments in this dress! I usually wear a 6 and I am small on top with a small waist. This dress was perfect for my body type because it belted at smallest part of my body. The best part - I didn't have to wear a bra and the back is very sexy.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 25, 2015
Nice dress for a charity event.
The neck was a little bit long and the belt was a little bit short. Otherwise, this dress was nice and easy for a charity event.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 17, 2012
Beautiful & Elegant Prom Dress
This dress was definitely a one of a kind at my prom this year. I absolutely loved the simplicity of the look. With a sparkly necklace or accessories it really finishes the outfit well. The open back and deep V gave just the right amount of sexy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
September 19, 2012
Sexy dress!
I love it.. however the top was large for me. I had to use taupe tape on my breast.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
September 23, 2012
great for black-tie, elegant, timeless
I wore this dress for a black-tie wedding in August - very pretty dress with a flattering cut. It runs a bit large (in my opinion) and is long (I'm 5'5'' & wore 4-inch heels, which was perfect). Probably not best-suited for a very small or very large bust as it runs bigger on top and doesn't work with a bra. The style is wider on top, so I used some tape to may sure it stayed in place. Very comfortable!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 163lbs
October 3, 2012
I loved the fit of this dress.
It was so comfortable and slimming.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 5, 2012
Amazing!!!!
This dress was fantastic! Stunning on, comfortable and beautiful when you walk! Has a graceful flow and elegance to it!!! I ordered the 2L and 4R...the 2L was perfect....with a little tap to hold the top in pace! Tons of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 12, 2012
Beautiful dress
Dress was beautifu but it was large on the top. I normaly fit into a 10 or 12 but an 8 would have been a better fit and I never fit into an 8.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 21, 2012
Great dress! Comfortable and flattering
Great dress, I got two sizes but on'y one belt. I ended up buying my own to go with because the belt was a "s" and it was very small! I would recommend wearing fashion tape with this dress for sure! I wore fairly high shoes and it was a great length. I could only wear nipple pedals, not great for busty ladies, but I was ok there.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
October 26, 2012
There was an hush and awe noise over the crowd as I walked down the aisle!
I was in a wedding where the awesome bride let us pick any long black dress as our bridesmaid attire. So glad I went with this Halston Heritage pick. It was sexy and gorgeous, while still simple and elegant. Unlike the model, I opted for a simple necklace so as not to detract from the neckline. I found a backless plunge strapless bra for support and lift -- but most women will probably be fine with no bra here. I'm 5'7 and the long length worked well with high heels.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
November 1, 2012
This dress is amazing. So comfortable and versatile. Love love love! Runs very large though.
What started out as a disaster, ended with a wonderful experience. I had initially ordered this dress in the blueish/purpleish color (moodn goddess dress) as a back up for a black tie wedding. My first choice was WAY too short and looked kind of ridiculous. Then the moon goddess dress was too big and the belt was damaged to the point that it was unwearable...(random side note: i ordered the moon goddess dress in a 2L. I'm usually somewhere between a 2 and 4 but i sized down after reading reviews...but apparently I didn't size down enough). I called RTR on Friday morning (the wedding was Saturday) and they were absolutely amazing. One of the best customer service experiences i've ever had. They ended up sending me this dress in a 0L (the 2L in the mood goddess dress was too big) and it fit absolutely perfect. I got so many compliments on the dress!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 10, 2012
Fantastic Dress!
Loved this dress but unfortunately couldn't wear it since I got a terrible sunburn that it highlighted. This dress was incredibly flattering and forgiving in the bottom, and sexy on top without being vulgar. I hope I will have occasion to rent this dress in the future.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 12, 2012
Great dress, flattering up top, flowing on bottom.
The dress fit great. Very flattering halter top, cinches in waist, forgiving long flowing bottom. Beautiful material. very classy dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 14, 2012
It was beautiful! Came in on time and fit well.
When in doubt go for the smaller size. The back is not as low as in the picture but it is still very open back. I would not suggest this dress for women with large breasts. My friend with a totally different body than mine tried it on too and loved it. I loved this dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 14, 2012
Not only did I LOVE this dress, my husband did too!
This dress was sooo comfortable, I did not want to take it off! I followed the advice of the other reviews and ordered my normal size (4) and a size smaller (2). I am glad I did because the 2 fit like a glove. I highly recommend this dress to everyone!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
November 14, 2012
I felt like I was the most beautiful and elegant woman in the ballroom. Thank you RTR!
The dress fit me perfectly. The length was also perfect with about 4" heels. I opted for a drop kind of necklace instead of a big necklace.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
November 16, 2012
I hope that you are busty!!!
I love this dress in the picture, but when I got it home... the top was huge. It was much blousier on top then I was expecting. Nothing was falling out, but the dress was ballooning out at the top. It was just so BIG. I'm glad the event that I was going to was not as formal as I thought it was going to be, so I could wear another dress.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
November 19, 2012
I didn't wear this style from my order for my event.
I rented this and one other style from Halston Heritage, for my event. I rented two sizes of this dress, a 4L and 6L. The picture shows the dress being a little blousy on the girl. It was definitely that and even a little bit big on me. I wear a 4-6. and am a full 34B- small 34C, but the dress made me look like a little girl playing dress up on top. This could possibly be a good choice for a larger breasted girl, but remember it does cut sort of low. It wasn't exactly the look/fit I was going for, so I didn't wear it. The back was pretty, and didn't plunge too low. It was definitely still appropriate for a formal affair. It flowed away from the lower body, and could hide any low body problem areas. The length was fine, and I could wear heels with it (I'm 5'10).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
November 25, 2012
I felt very elegant in this dress and received fabulous customer service from RTR!
I originally chose another dress but when it became unavailable RTR contacted me and I chose this one. This cost $25 more than my original rental, but RTR covered the difference - talk about great customer service! The dress fit nicely and was quite flattering. My only issue was that I used a little dress tape in order to feel secure in the bust. Overall I had a great experience and would recommend this dress to anyone.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 125lbs
December 5, 2012
Great Dress! Subtle wow factor with the open back and super comfortable.
I wore this dress for a black tie wedding and received a ton of compliments on it! The low back was a wow factor, the front V was low but not too low and the flowy skirt was comfortable and fun! The top runs large but the waist is true to size which is great for someone with a figure like mine, big bust and small waist. My only issue with the dress was that I ordered the 0L but it wasn’t long at all. I normally wear between 4-5” heels and had to wear 2” so you wouldn’t see my feet. Even with that, I’d wear it again in a heartbeat, I'd probably just order the 2L to see if the length was different.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 5, 2012
The cut of this dress is very flattering and the fabric is beautiful.
I liked this dress a lot but I needed a smaller size if I was going to wear it. The "belt" feature that appears in the photos wasn't actually on the dress and I didn't have anything I could have used to cinch it. It definitely needs a belt or something at the waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 9, 2012
beautiful material, too open in the back for my liking
this dress had a beautiful flowing skirt, however the top was just way too revealing for my liking. I have a normal length torso and the halter was too long, so had I worn the dress I would have likely been falling out with every move.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 19, 2012
So flattering! The cut was perfect and the back looked great.
Definitely runs large. I am typically a 6 and the 4 fit well. I would recommend getting the long if you're wearing heels and over 5'8"
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 26, 2012
I had never been called stunning before I wore this dress to a gala!
The size 4 was a little tight in the waist, so the belt dug into my back. I opted for the 6, so it was more flowy and more full coverage. I wore 4" heels, and it still touched the ground, but that was okay. I especially liked that the shoulder and bust area was wide enough to cover the crease of my armpit area.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
January 2, 2013
Simply elegant, romantic and modern.
Even though "chiffon overlay"makes me think "classic" , the narrow pleats that run the length of the dress and the modern styled belt definitely update this gorgeous dress. I wore a stick-on bra but would argue that if your boobs are small (or extra perky) you could go without: the pleated halter with a double layer of fabric conceals a lot. I wore this at an event I helped coordinate so comfort was important and this fit the bill i.e. no spanx neccessary! One thing to note: I wore the 4 dress but the 6 belt, I felt like the 4 fit best but the belt was a teeny but snug. Pics are mostly candid and no
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
January 9, 2013
Great dress. Super comfortable. Great fit!
Great fit. Fun and easy to wear.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
January 11, 2013
TIMELESS!
I looooved wearing this dress to my fancy New Year's Eve party! I paired it with a little sequined shrug, and heels, and I used my own belt instead of the one included, and was on my way! I definitely needed the included fashion tape- the top runs a little big and I'm small chested. But overall, I would love to wear this dress again! It was perfect -a little late 70's, but also perfectly modern. I got SO many compliments and danced the night away.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
January 17, 2013
Beautiful dress - my favorite rental yet!
Use fashion tape if you are larger-chested due to the very open back!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 6, 2013
Great dress, very flattering.
Got this dress as a last minute order when I thought my original dress was stolen. Dress came without a belt which was a downer because it is so flowy it must have something at the waist. Overall, the dress was too long. I'm 5'5" and needed the R. I felt the dress ran a little on the big side. I'm normally a 4R but could easily have gone with a 2R on this one. Ended up returning it but would consider it for another less buttoned up event.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
February 10, 2013
Beautiful gown for the Mayor's Ball!
I ordered this dress in 8L and 6L. I ended up wearing the 6L. I read the sizing description and being 5'6" I was right on the cusp of regular or long. I knew I would be wearing heels, so I went long. Well, the long is really long! I wore 2 1/2 heels and had to pick up my dress to even walk! The top is very loose also. I'm a 36B and needed to tape myself in. One wrong move and either side boob was visible or nipple LOL Minor set back really. That's what they make double sided tape for right?! It was super comfortable to wear, and like others have said, no spanx needed! I will certainly use RTR again!
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