Hervé Léger

Instant Chemistry Dress

$60 rental
$1,450 retail

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Stylist Notes

Fall in love wearing this figure flattering Herve Leger on that first date. He won't be able to keep his eyes off of you. Add a trendy cuff like the AV Max's Glitzy Glamour Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8; L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - very fitted at bust but may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Fitted - fitted throughout hip area
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black stretch bandage with blue stripes. Scoop neckline. Scoop back. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 36'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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66 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(32)
Small
(31)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 16, 2014
Gorgeous sheath, compliments shorter, petite women

Normally wear a S in Hervé, this time XS did the trick.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36I
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
December 13, 2015
Not for the faint of heart!

Loved this dress but if you're busty, be prepared for lots of cleavage. Usually I am a bit more conservative but I went for it this time and didn't regret it. It was a fun dress - I wouldn't rent it again though because I prefer the dress be the focus rather than my assets. This one was a bit too muted to be a showstopper.

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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 28, 2014
Too long for me!

The dress is gorgeous. It sucks you in in all the right places and it looked great. The only issue is that I am 5'2" and the dress was way too long for me. I could have dealt with the length, but the straps were also too long and because of that was I was unable to wear the dress. It is also very low cut and gives great cleavage and flatters any bust. Loved this dress, sad I couldn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 100lbs
May 4, 2012
Great dress

Very flattering dress! Two caveats: - Shows much more cleavage than the photo. Not for a conservative occasion. - Does run quite small-- I would recommend sizing up.

DevinMay 4, 2012
Do you have a picture in it that you could post :)?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 16, 2012
This was my fourth rental so far. I love how easy it is to rent, get the dress, and send it back. I always get asked where I got my dress from.

I usually wear a size small or 4, but I ordered this dress in a M since it was going to be made from a stretchy material. My boyfriend loved it on me and it was a great date. Thanks Rent the Runway!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 22, 2012
Hot Hot and Hot

I wish I could buy this dress. If there was one dress worth splurging over $1000 for this would be it. I love it so much I am renting it again. It's super hot, yet the color and pattern is sophisticated enough that you don't run the risk of looking too flashy (or run the risk of looking like you're wearing a knock off). Wore this in Vegas for bachelorette, couldn't be happier. Definitely hot. Definitely turned heads. Love it. It is super dauntingly small looking when it arrives though, definitely don't go down a size, but don't be afraid of it either, you'll squeeze in somehow! Even though I've lost 10 lbs since I rented this dress I am still not going to order the XS when I rent it again b/c that just looked like it was for petite people who are skinny as sticks.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
October 14, 2012
Being able to enjoy every moment of a friend's bachelorette party in this sexy dress!!

Love love love. Really sexy fit, does run small - I rented two Herve's for the weekend and this dress fit great in a large while the Coral me Bad dress fit perfectly in a medium. The dress is very flattering, I have a true hourglass shape and this dress made my waist look tiny without making my hips look huge in comparison. Wish I could find it for sale, I'd buy in a heart beat!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
December 13, 2012
Herve Can Do No Wrong...

Though this dres ran small, it was snug in all the right ways! But do size up in your extra size just in case...Got many compliments on the dress. My boyfriend loved the dress and was a hit at the company Christmas party. One women even recognized it as a Herve!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
February 16, 2013
A very sexy dress, I loved it.

I loved the dress but I needed a size up, way too small. It was very difficult to get on and made it difficult to walk. However my boyfriend absolutely loved it so the discomfort was well worth it. :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 7, 2013
Herve' Leger

First Herve dress for me...I wish I could say it was fabulous but alas, it was a little too much. I was so glad the stylist recommended a medium, as there is no way my chest would have stayed contained in the small. The dress kept riding up as the night wore on and the horizontal stripes and the wide band kept getting scrunched together. Maybe if I'd tried a different pattern, I would have been more impressed...keeping the stripes and the band where it was supposed to fall on my body took up way too much time. In all fairness, i was up and down a lot...maybe it was the sitting and standing that was the issue.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 20, 2013
So Sexy!

I got this as a back up style, and only wound up not wearing it because I let my boyfriend choose which dress he wanted me to wear. But I can't wait for another reason to rent and wear this dress! I got the large, and probably got a newer one, because it was SO tight and difficult to get on at first (I usually can wear a medium!)... but once on it looked absolutely fabulous and didn't budge or bunch up while walking. It's between mini and knee length so you don't have to worry about it being too short! It's like an alternative to a little black dress... the blue gives it a little more personality. LOVE!!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 18, 2013
It was too small and the backup size became unavailable last minute.

I rented the dress for a wedding and it was too tight unfortunately. It was in new condition but just did not fit and I was notified my backup size became unavailable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
May 15, 2013
No Spanx necessary

Cute little date night dress.

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
August 2, 2013
Hot dress but super tight! Go for one size up, at least!

Loved the over all look, anthe shape. It did run tiht, and oddly was long me as well, even past my knees, which made walking a litle hard. Great dress for a bachelorette party though!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
August 21, 2013
VERY small

I ordered my normal XS and Small and could wear neither of them... Straps are oddly placed

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 27, 2013
TIGHT

This was soooo tight. I haven't worn a HL dress before, so maybe that is the idea, but I usually wear a 0 or 2 dress, so according to the size chart, I was an XS. I could zip it, but it was not particularly comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
December 10, 2013
Flattering!

V small in the bust area without being too revealing A bit long, but I folded up the bottom which was an easy fix Overall good fit

Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 6, 2013
Super sexy

Gorgeous dress...very tight but that is the hallmark of the HL...its a wow dress and I def. recommend.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 8, 2014
Sexy! and... COMFORTABLE! However larger busts be warned you will be on display!

This dress is unbelievably sexy, it's Hervé Léger after all. The stripes are so nicely gradiented that they don't have the widening effect blocked horizontal stripes can, and the black at the waist is perfect. This was also the first time I had the pleasure of wearing one of the bandage dresses and was pleasantly surprised with how comfortable it is. Sure, it's tight but not in a corset-like restraining way. It's so well made, and its weight alone as a garment when you pick it up speaks to that, it's amazing how substantial it is. The length of the Large on me is perfect, I'm a little over 5'8" and it was in no way too short. My only negative about this dress was the tightness in the bust or maybe it was the cut of the neckline. Either way, it squeezed my 36DD chest too much - and I wore the Large. Bra or no bra I had a serious case of double boob, and with even a lightly lined demi bra my chest was so pushed up I felt far too 'on display' for my liking. Braless it was manageable, but by no means modest. However if you've a full bust and looking for a décolletage displaying dress for a setting/event where you'd feel more comfortable showing off the ladies, this should be your choice!!!! I still give it 5 stars :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 20, 2014
Gorgeous bit tiny!

Loved the color and silhouette of this dress, especially since it's not super short. I usually wear an XS in Leger and when I ordered this dress the S was not available as a back-up size so I only got the XS. I'm a size 0 and the dress fit great over hips and waist but I'm bigger on top, 34C and it would not zip up :(. I think a size S would have fit perfectly but I was not able to wear the XS. I would try to rent this dress again in the future as long as I could get the S, it's really pretty and more of a cobalt blue than in photos. Loved it but sent it back unworn. Definitely recommend this dress but if you are bigger than a 34C on top order a size up for sure!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 1, 2014
Classic Herve!

I rented this dress for a bachelorette party and it was a tight fit! But once I was all zipped in, I had a fabulous time dancing the night away with my girlfriends. The dress was comfortable and sucks you completely in! I will definitely be renting other Herve dresses in the future!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 28, 2014
Just a bit too snug

The dress itself is a beautiful Herve, the colors are really great and dark. I think I'm just in denial about how much weight I've gained because the dress was just too snug. It's been worn many times before I'm sure so the fabric isn't brand new and doesn't suck you in like a brand new Herve. I wish a medium would have been available but it just didn't work out so I couldn't wear it. Also, the black band in the middle of it is very large and if you are hourglass shaped it hits at a really funny angle. Beautiful dress, definitely would look drop dead gorgeous on someone with an athletic built.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 90lbs
May 5, 2014
Too Tight

Wore this for my birthday dinner. Don't plan on eating, moving, dancing, or sitting in this dress. Beautiful, but not worth it unless you're a mannequin.

Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 6, 2014
Loved this dress!

I rented this dress for a weekend in Vegas. I ordered a medium and a large as my backup. The medium was too damaged from the previous renter so RTR just sent the large. I was skeptical at first because the last time that I rented a Herve Leger dress, the medium was perfect. I was afraid the large would be big, but it actually worked out just fine. You can wear this dress with or without a bra. I wore a bra because I felt that without one, the dress flattened me out (I'm a 34DD).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
May 30, 2014
Much cuter than the pic - but runs WAY small

Rented this for a night out with friends. They only had the XS available, and based on others' reviews it seemed like that would work. The dress arrived, and while it was definitely cuter in person than in the photos on RTR it is TINY. It's also long. I'm 5'0 103lbs with boobs and a butt and there was no way I could zip it up. Walking was out of the question. Dress came down to my knees. Had to exchange it for a different dress. The XS will only work if you are very slender.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 27, 2014
super flattering dress

this dress was awesome. wish i could have kept it. great fit, makes your waist look tiny!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
July 31, 2014
Loved the dress, just wasn't appropriate for the event I was attending

It does fit tight and hug in all the right places. However, with my curves it was a little to sex kitten for the conservative rehearsal dinner I went to. I would rent again for a more appropriate event. I didn't realize until I got there what everyone was like. Hated that I couldn't wear it.

Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 37
November 30, 2015
Herve dresses always make me feel effortless and amazing

I felt so fabulous in this dress. The thickness and quality of a herve bandage material is incredible. It sucks you in and lifts you up without the need for a bra or spanx. I usually wear an XS and this dress ran smaller than what I'm used to. It fit like a glove, but I'd definitely recommend sizing up for the 2nd dress just in case.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
December 14, 2012
Loved this dress! Perfect for a cocktail attire event.

- Sexy dress - Form fitting, sucks you in! - Looked great with black shoes

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
April 4, 2014
Chic form fitting dress

I really liked this dress and so did my husband. Because it was so form fitting, I'm glad it wasn't any shorter. It fit well and was very comfortable -- especially since you can wear a regular bra with it (win-win!!).

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 26, 2012
Great fit, great look. Received compliments all night long!

Could only find an xs and m rental for this dress, and ended up going with the medium. No possible way to fit into the extra small. However, the medium did fit perfectly and this dress was definitely my favorite that I have rented through RTR. Felt great on.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 4, 2013
Perfect size

Really tight but think material so I didn't need spanks! Made my chest look really good! Really really great choice!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
March 5, 2014
Could not get it on! Very small.

I would order s sizes bigger next time.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 6, 2014
nice dress but runs super small on the bust area

This did not fit my boobs at all...kind of my fault since I have a few Herve dresses...so I didn't en dup wearing it for NYE. I wore something out of my closet. Its a cute dress, but not to dressy and super tight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 29, 2012
Loved it!

Such a cute dress. Would recommend to anyone

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 1, 2012
Loved This Dress!

This dress was really flattering! The thick black stripe really cinched my waist! I would probably size up in your back up size because it is a very form fitting dress; I would also recommend wearing SPANX! This dress hit me about 4-5 inches above my knee! Loved this dress, I will definitely be renting it again!

AkosuaJune 1, 2012
Janna, did you/could you wear a normal bra with this? Or did you go strapless/braless? Thanks!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 6, 2012
The looks I got said it all!

I loved this dress.... as I love all Herves. It's a little more blue in person than what the picture shows but that's a good thing! It's pretty and fit great.

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 98lbs
July 9, 2012
Fit perfect

dress fit like a glove. I received many compliments. I wore this dress for a night out in Vegas. My husband loved it so much we went to Herve Leger the next day and purchased my own. Highly recommend this dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Body type: Straight & narrow
July 17, 2012
I wore this dress to a RTR employee party in our new showroom! I love renting herve and this one seemed a little different and I also loved the color! I think that it is conservative enough to wear to many occasions, I am 5'8 and still felt that it was long enough to be appropriate for more than just a night out.

This new Herve is definitely snug because it is new, but I still felt comfortable in the xs which is what I normally wear in Herve. This style is definitely one of the longer styles, probably more appropriate for older women. Overall, loved the color in person and loved the dress!

AkosuaJuly 17, 2012
Samantha, could you/did you wear a bra with this dress?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
August 4, 2012
Amazing dress

I rented this for my birthday in vegas but unfortunately I had to leave before it arrived. As soon as I got home I tried it on and was so sad that I didnt get to show this off on the strip. This was my first Herve Leger dress and I loved it! the black around the middle made my waist look tiny, it fit very well on top even though I'm busty. The blue strips are a little bit brighter in person but that made me love it more. My mom even loved it, and thats saying something. I will definitely rent this dress again and I will wear it outside of the house.

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