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:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 5, 2012
perfect fit
I love the fit and color of this dress. The blue and black made this dress a nice twist on the little black dress. Also this dresses neckline gives great cleavage, which sometimes is an issue I have with Herve Leger dresses that can have a tendency to flatten instead of enhance cleavage. It was perfect for my weekend in south beach. Was sexy without being over the top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 26, 2012
SUPER Sexy!
I felt fantastic in this dress. It sucks you in in all the right places. The shoulders don't stretch like many other Herve styles. Just the right amount of clevage! And the length is perfect. Not too short, but not so conservative that I felt strange wearing it. And the color/fabric pattern was great. Added a little pizazze to your typical LBD. LOVED IT!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 30
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:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
October 27, 2012
Great dress for a date or party
Fits well, could have worn the medium too.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 31, 2012
I always love Heve Leger and RTR made it easy for me to get one! I would not ask for anything more!
This dress is absolutely amazing! Simple but sexy! I love HL but sometimes I feel bad buying it so the idea of wearing it once and returning it made it easy for me to afford more HL to wear in the future! RTR is a great business model! It does not break your bank! Love it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 9, 2012
Great little party dress
The dress was great. Very comfortable. All Herve dresses take a little work getting into however, once zipper, they flatter your body and fit like a glove. The non striped section of the dress is in the perfect place, making your waist look tiny! I love this dress because it isn't as formal as some of the others, its a understated party dress that got me lots of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 27, 2012
Fits great!
I rented both the small and medium and decided to wear the small. The small fit really tight at the beginning of the evening but it loosened up a bit after about an hour. I recommend wearing spanx underneath just to smooth out any bumps even though the dress is basically pretty spanx! In pictures if you don't stand quite right and you have larger hips it does accentuate them because of the stripes. Overall I don't think I'd rent this again because of the accentuation of my hips. One plus is that if aren't blessed in the chest area it gives you pretty good cleavage! :)
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
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:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 28, 2012
I felt like a million dollars on my 26th birthday in this great Herve!
This dress was a smash! We had the best time at my birthday eating, drinking and dancing. Everyone complimented the dress and it smoothed me out in all the right places. I would rent this dress again or purchase it if I could.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 20, 2013
Dress was beautiful...
I really enjoyed wearing this Herve Leger Dress to New Years Eve. It has a slightly different look than most Herve Leger dresses available which I really loved and the blue color was great. I got tons of compliments and the dress was an appropriate length- not too long for NYE but not too short that I had to worry about the length all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 23
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:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
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 18, 2012
Do you have a picture in it that you could post :)?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
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!
AkosuaDecember 8, 2013
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: 32
Bust size: 34B
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: 39
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: 25
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!
AkosuaDecember 8, 2013
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: 25
Bust size: 34D
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 9, 2012
Great, classy dress!
I wore this (second time renting it) to an after work cocktail hour. I put a blazer over it. The fit is very flattering. I ordered the M and the L just in case. I'm right in between. This is one of my favorite dresses. Rent it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
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: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
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:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
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:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
September 17, 2012
Fun, great fitting dress. It has a relaxed sporty look and was very flattering.
The colors are better in person.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
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: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
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: 39
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: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
May 15, 2013
No Spanx necessary
Cute little date night dress.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
May 16, 2013
I wore this for a night out in Vegas with friends....my first experience with Herve Leger.
First time I tried it on I thought it was a little bit snug. Actually it turns out to be quite comfortable while still being form fitting and incredibly sexy. The dress certainly cinches at the waste accentuating an hour glass figure. Don't worry, you'll be able to eat, sit, and dance.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
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:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
August 20, 2013
Wow... yeah just wow
So this dress is the most perfect bachelorette party dress ever - it is definitely snug but I felt amazing in it. It hugged in all the right places ... yeah their is nothing bad to say about it. I loved it! It has a nice stretch to it so it pulls things in all the right places. I didn't near to wear a bra when I wore the small. There isn't a huge difference between the small and medium except the tightness around one's chest - so thats personal preference.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
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:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
August 31, 2013
Big WOW factor - heads will turn when you are wearing this!
The fit of this dress was outstanding! It fit like a glove and conformed to all of my curves to highlight my shape. Like other Herve Leger's, it felt a bit tight to actually get the dress on and zippered up, but once it's on it moves with your body. I received a ton of compliments and told all of my friends about Rent the Runway!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
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: 27
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 10, 2013
Hot, hot, hot!
There's nothing better than a bandaged dress for a night out on a bachelorette weekend. I loved the navy coloring in this dress. Comfortable too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 12, 2013
gorgeous dress!
this dress fits very snugly, but in the best possible way. like all herve bandage dresses, you won't need spanx, and you'll feel supported and comfortable for hours. i thought the length was perfect, though it did need a tug down upon standing up, and after walking a while -- it works its way up some. i normally have a more narrow, athletic shape, but this dress pulled my waist in, and made me look much more hourglass than i'm used to -- a wonderful perk!
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
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: 25
Bust size: 34D
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 :)
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 121lbs
March 7, 2014
Sexy and classy for Vegas!
It was a perfect dress for a Vegas trip! The dress is absolutely beautiful and it fit me like a glove. Don't be discouraged when you're wiggling your way into it when you first put it on - the dress' material molds to your body and becomes very easy to move in. I was dancing all night with no issues. Highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
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: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
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!
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