Hervé Léger

Papaya Bandage Dress

$150 rental
$1,450 retail

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Stylist Notes

Brighten up the party circuit in Herve Leger's Papaya Bandage Dress. Create a strong color contrast with tall black heels and Rodrigo Otazu's Rainbow Fringe Bracelet.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best on A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with standard strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted - bandage fabric great for cinching in waist
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra or with a NuBra; wear with SPANX for additional cinch around waist and hips
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types

Product Details

Papaya bandages. V neckline with cut out detail on straps. X bandage detail on body. X bandage detail on back. Hidden back zip. 24" from top of bodice to hem.

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125 reviews
Fit
Large
(12)
True to Size
(100)
Small
(13)
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
July 19, 2015
Arrived on time !

Amazing!! Photos do NO JUSTICE! Short but AMAZING

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 4, 2016
Hot

Got tons of compliments in Vegas!

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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
February 7, 2011

i LOVE THIS DRESS!!!! it looks amazing on.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 25, 2011
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Loved, loved, loved this dress! It was the perfect length, not too too short! I rented a L (I'm a size 10) It fit a little large in the boob area (I'm a 36C) but it wasn't too noticeable. Very comfortable the whole night! Wore it to a Vegas nightclub and everyone loved it! The color is beautiful!

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Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 8, 2011

I didn't end up wearing this because the Small was too big on top (I wear an A/B). It is a super cute dress but keep in mind it is short!

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 14, 2011
when my cake came out at the club & i was wearing this amazing dress i felt like a celebrity for the night.

this was my first choice for my 21st birthday weekend. my measurements are 34-28-40 so i ordered the S and M. i wish i would have ordered the XS because it was a tad big in the breast area. i ended up wearing a strapless bra that sticks on the sides of your breast for extra support. this dress is perfect for tan skin! i felt like a celebrity and all eyes were on me! this dress is actually very slimming! loved it.

cristinaNovember 14, 2011
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TakimaNovember 14, 2011
do you have more pictures?
ShauntiNovember 14, 2011
You wore this dress...you look amazing...go gurl!
WhitneyNovember 14, 2011
luzNovember 14, 2011
I love how this dress looks on you!! I'm bigger on top (boobies) so i'm hoping it would look as great on me as well :-)
cristinaNovember 14, 2011
thanks love!
cristinaNovember 14, 2011
i have tons of pics! it was my birthday lol and thank you luz i hope it worked for you!
jynetteNovember 14, 2011
what size did you order Cristina. we are the same weight and height and cup size so i need an idea
ENovember 14, 2011
You look truly gorgeous. Your curvy figure makes the dress look better on you than on the model. Happy belated b'day!
RTR CustomerNovember 14, 2011
Hi, Just wondering how the length fit? I am 5'1 and worried that the Regular will still be too long
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 123lbs
August 10, 2012
absolutely stunning

This Herve dress looked and felt amazing, to say the least. This jaw dropper did run a bit larger than expected, thankfully I opted to get a second size smaller and it fit like a glove.

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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
September 19, 2012
I wore this dress for my birthday and it was perfect! The material hugs in all the right places!

-Fit- a bit larger than normal size -Hugs the body well, great for girls wit curves!

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 29, 2012
Got it on time and Loved it

I wore this for my Dirty Thirty and got so many compliments. It was also very comfortable and fit me like a glove.

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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
January 17, 2013
wasn't flattering on me so I did not end up wearing it :(

the shoulder straps make it impossible to wear a real bra, and the bust was too big and unflattering without one. Sad to say I didnt get to wear it

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 10, 2014
This dress is definitely a head turner! I got so many compliments on how I looked in it :)

Pros: fits well on the bottom, where I carry all my weight. Cons: the top was loose and since it's stretchy material, would require tailoring to get it to fit.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
June 4, 2014
Terrible fit. Was huge on me and the straps would hardly hold its own weight of the dress.

Runs Huge! i was swimming in a small and didn't get to wear the dress out. Rent the Runway has been no help in any way. They promised a refund that I never received. Have not and will not order from them again.

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 7, 2014
I wore this for my high school homecoming and it was perfect! Nobody else had anything like it!

I usually wear a small, but I was glad my extra dress was an XS because that fit me perfectly! Very tight and form fitting but the fabric is thick so you can't see any lumps and bumps!

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
August 24, 2010

I LOVE this dress! I'm between a 2 and 4 and wore an XS because the S was too big on top. Definitely a winner for any bachelorette party!

Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2011

I normally wear an XS in Herve Leger dresses, however this dress is REALLY small. It was even too small on my girlfriend who is skin & bone, no bust. A real bummer, it would have been awesome if it was a size or two bigger.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party: Birthday
Age: 28
November 9, 2011
Nice dress

Nice dress runs way too small

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 144lbs
December 14, 2011
"Girl where'd you get that BODY?"

Snug as a glove fit. I'm a pear shape and it fit just about perfectly. I would certainly recommend a pair of spanx, too - just to emphasize and accentuate your curves. Damn, I got a lot of compliments wearing this dress! The color is wonderful and will also make you look tanner in the cold, dreary months of winter. A wonderful party dress! Pity I don't have any

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 10, 2012
Perfect

Rented this for a friend's wedding and from the beginning, people from across the room were saying how great it looked. The only issue is that the dress runs VERY small, and even though I'm very petite, I am nowhere near as skinny as that model so the dress didn't look quite that amazing on me :) It was tight around the waist and back, but the size small straps were too long. Also, one of the hook closures was ripped off. And as someone else noted, you cannot wear a bra with this unless it's one of those sticky ones, but it has such great support that I didn't even need one. At any rate, I can't even count the number of compliments I got on it. As one of the groomsmen said, "I think every dude there last night should have thanked you for that feature presentation." Needless to say, I'll be renting this one again.

Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 12, 2012
Great Dress = Great Night

Wow, what a great dress! All things I read in the reviews are true, this dress results in lots of compliments. I felt awesome in it! While I do believe it runs small in size, I think its supposed to be that tight. Herve Leger is truly a genius ladies. The bands on this dress hug you in all the right places. I wore it with a nude pump, not black as shown here. It was perfect!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 9, 2012
Hot, but very small!

I rented this dress in a S & XS for a party and was unable to wear either size as they were both SO tight and SO short! I could just squeeze into the M w/only minimal capability for pulmonary respiration. Seriously though, this number was very constricting on me, albeit very very sexy. Luckily I also rented another Herve in a S which fit perfectly initially but ended up a bit lax as the night progressed. Go figure...must be the cut of the dress. I would rent again in the future in size M, or in an S if I ever figure out how to breathe thru my skin ;)

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
September 22, 2012
My dress arrived on time and it was almost like christmas opening and trying on the dresses!

The fit was definitely tighter than I originally thought it would be. I'm normally a size 8-10 in dresses, so it's a good thing I ordered the L as my second option. Although the straps were a little large on the L, which made it almost impossible to keep the top up, so I grabbed some Spanx and wore the M. Got a ton of compliments, definitely accentuated my curves, made my 21st birthday a blast!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 1, 2012
I am glad I also ordered another style because this one was too short for the occasion.

I loved this dress from the moment I first saw it on Rent the Runway! I ordered this dress and a purple herve leger dress to wear to a wedding. Unfortunately I did not pick this dress. It was way to sexy and short for the wedding I was going to. Its a great dress for an occasion where it is ok to scream look at me, like a birthday or bachelorette party, I just did not find it appropriate for a wedding. Very very sexy though!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 15, 2012
I wish it had fit!

This was my second option. But, it didn't work out. The color was very nice. However, the dress looked well worn. I didn't like that much. The fit was kind of weird for my shape too. Overall, I was sad it didn't look the way I wanted it to look. But, I was happy I had a great dress that I wore instead, also from RTR!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 2, 2012
Very sexy!

I wore this dress for my birthday; my boyfriend said he had a surprise for me and to get dressed up. I always wanted a harve leger dress and I finally got to wear one. The surprise was dinner on a yacht, it was windy but the dress stayed in place. I love sexy backs and this one had one. The color was great on my olive skin. If your looking for a sexy dress this is the one.

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Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
September 10, 2010

I wore this dress for my 30th B-day and it fit me like a glove! The picture online doesn't do it justice. The material and color is amazing. I ordered a small and medium, and usually I can fit into a size small, but the medium was a better fit. I paired it up with nude patent leather pumps. It was a hit!!

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
September 24, 2012
This dress is amazing. I felt super sexy in it. Definitely a show stopper.

This dress run a bit small. Great material.

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
September 15, 2010

this dress is hot! i'm between a 2 & 4 and the xs is perfect. it's super mini even on me (5'2") and hugs you in the right places. you don't need to wear a bra (32c) since it hugs you so tightly and the material is thick enough to cover any nippleage. extremely comfortable and the peach color is very flattering on dark bronze skin tone

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
October 11, 2010
30th Birthday

I rented this dress for my birthday party. It was a HIT everyone LOVED the dress. I ordered an XS it was TIGHT but I made it work. After all was said and done the dress is definitely a beautiful dress.

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
October 25, 2010

I absolutely LOVED this dress! I have a small waist and a big but and it fit me like a glove. It was a hit wore it to Miami and they were loving it. I do have rather large breast for my frame and they fit great with out a bra. I justed used a little tape. I will definetly rent again.

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
November 2, 2010
The ultimate feeling of confidence and sex appeal from the fit of that dress

This dress is ahhhhmaaazzziinnggg!! U wore it for my birthday and I have ever been happier with such a perfect dress. The fit was like a glove and my worries were assured as i did not need a bra. FAB!!

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
January 6, 2011

I wore this dress for my 23rd Birthday and it was just stunning! Lots of compliments i was kinda nervous because i ordered it a small and i'm an extra small but it just fit so well! Will definitely rent it again.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
January 30, 2011

Amazing!This was my back-up dress that I chose to wear instead! I was very nervous about my chest with this dress but it was perfect without a bra, and actually felt comfortable!Received sooo many compliments. Very sexy! Dress looked just like the picture on me, thank goodness!

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
February 15, 2011

I rented this dress for a formal, and absolutely loved it. I couldn't zip up the XS, but thankfully the S fit me perfectly. I paired the dress with nude peep toe pumps, and wore my hair up in a messy bun. I felt confident and sexy, and received many compliments throughout the night. Although I'm a 34C, I still needed sticky boobs to fill out the chest part fully. Rent this!

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Body type: Petite
March 26, 2011

<33333 This dress is greater than everything good in the world combined!!! I wore this to a school dance and I was like the hottest thing to have ever existed. It fit like a glove from the waist down, but I'm small chested and it was a bit big at the top. But I filled it out with those sticky backless boob bra thingies, so it was all good :). The color is slightly more orange in person and the bandage pattern is reallllllly cool!!! The fit was pretty snug and you kind of have to be pretty thin to look good in it (no offense to anyone) and I had to hardcore diet for a week so I wouldn't have to suck in. If you have a belly or you're bloated, it'll most likely show but it does give you a bit of leeway and it's not as unmerciful in the fat-showing department as I though it would be. And it made my butt look nice and big!!! (Then again, my butt is really big :)!!)

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
June 14, 2011
I wore this while in Vegas for Mis Universe, one of the best times I have ever had in Vegas!

I loved this dress!! I needed a medium, but only had a small in stock and it still fit!! I love everything about it!

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
June 21, 2011

definitely runs true to size, got a small and it fit me like a glove. i do have a healthy bust and this really strapped it down, and i couldn't really wear a strapless to boost up the boobage because of the backstraps, so don't wear this dress expecting to show some of that. beautiful dress though. however, the color is way more orange-y than it looks on the site, but still quite a show stopper. i paired it with black jeweled earrings and it looked great

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
June 23, 2011

HOLY SMOKES!! Is what this dress should be called. VERY sexy, perhaps the sexiest dress I have ever worn, no wonder why Kim Kardashian is always rocking this designer. I am on this petite/thinner side so I was able to pull it off. It is VERY tight but worth going on a diet for! I wore gold strappy shoes and gold accessories with it. Looks much better than the black.

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
June 30, 2011

This dress was beauitful the cut and color was perfect. The deliever was prompt my only problem with the garment was that it has a little tear in one of the straps. but everything else was fine

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 25, 2011
My fiancé's face :)

This dress is AMAZING! I was 130lbs at the time, 34C and I rented a Small. I wore it to a class reunion and got so many compliments. I paired it with Badgley Mischka "Fierce" Gold Sandals, clutch & earrings and the whole outfit was perfect! The color is more of a soft peach color than a bright papaya color. The fabric is very form flattering, but thicker than I imagined. However, it is flexible and light. I LOVE renting Herve Leger dresses!

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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 15, 2011

I ORDERED THIS DRESS IN A SIZE SMALL...FITS LIKE A GLOVE! I GOT SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON IT! LOVE THIS DESIGNER!

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