Hervé Léger

Black Cassandra Signature Essentials Gown

$180 – $215 rental
$1,590 retail
Stylist Notes

Flattering cutouts give make this black gown by Hervé Léger elegant. We love the look with an updo.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS-L.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

Black heavy needle knit (91% Rayon, 8% Nylon, 1% Spandex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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13 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
August 14, 2017
Perfect for a formal wedding in a museum
I wanted this to work out so badly. It was sent to me as a back up as my original chosen back up would not get to me in time. I'm 5'3" and I chose the XSL - if it was just and XS I could have made it work. It was so terribly long on me there would have been no way I could have walked around the venue or to the church. The back clasp at the neck was very difficult to clasp.
Size worn:
SL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 156lbs
July 25, 2017
Worth every single penny for how beautiful I felt in this masterpiece!
I will start by saying, I am extremely self-conscious, especially when it comes to dressing up, or having to wear makeup. And I have never felt more attractive than I did in this dress. The cut was so flattering, and I didn't even need to wear spanx! The back of the dress was so sexy, and my boyfriend received many compliments on his hot date for the USMC ball. I would recommend this dress to every single human on Earth. I was sad to have to take it off at the end of the night. I was a little apprehensive because it is on the expensive side for a rental, but after seeing it on and how it made me feel, I would have paid double.
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Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 8, 2017
Such a flattering dress and SO many compliments!
The fit was perfect! Definitely a figure-flattering dress, it was extremely elegant and sexy. It is a very heavy material so be prepared to "lug it around" a little bit, but it's not the point of annoyance. I'm 5'7" and ended up wearing the SL. I wore 4" heels but it still hit the ground pretty substantially, which I always prefer instead of getting a dress that's too short. I would just note that the long is LONG. I would also note that there is some definite potential for some side/under boob with this dress. I'm a 34C and there were multiple times I'd have a little pop out occur, but nothing to the point of embarrassment or that would make it feel less classy. All in all, AMAZING dress! I loved it so much I just ordered the red version for another upcoming formal event!
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Size worn:
XSL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
May 24, 2017
This dress was beautiful and drew a lot of wonderful compliments.
This dress was elegant and fit like a glove, however, did run long for me. I did use some dress tape and was able to lift it a bit to the perfect length. The material is a bit heavier, but worked well because the weather was a bit chilly. The fit of the dress was perfect while standing, however, I did have a small pocket on one side of my chest appear while sitting that I had to adjust a few times. Overall, I was extremely happy with this dress and would order it again.
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Size worn:
XSL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Age: 18
May 15, 2017
The luxury feel of the dress made prom all the more memorable.
The material is very thick and fits your frame like a glove!
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Size worn:
SL
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 30, 2017
This dress was a classy chic look and I was complimented several times for the dress!
The dress had a hard time sticking on my shoulders, however we used Hollywood tape and it helped! The dress was very hot too because it is thick!
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Size worn:
SL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
February 11, 2017
Stunning, figure flattering gown
This dress was perfect for my black tie gala. As is typical with Herve, it hugs the figure and flatters your shape while being incredibly comfortable. The open back is beautiful and sexy, and I received numerous compliments throughout the night. I'm 5'9, wore the Small Long with roughly 2 in heels. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 8, 2017
Stunning night for a great cause!
It is a stunning dress and received many compliments all night long! It made me a lot less nervous than I was. However, I am 5'7" and still wore 6" heels in order to manage walking in the dress since it is very long. The top ran bigger than I expected (I wear a 34D) and I was worried the entire night about a wardrobe mishap since the top was loose and the double stick tape was a little tough since the material is very heavy. I would definitely recommend this dress if you are looking for a WOW factor but would go down a size. You don't need the "perfect" body because this dress hides all your imperfections and makes you look curvy than you are. All in all, I would rent it again but just a smaller size! Thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Body type: Pear
January 14, 2017
Standout Dress!
Rented this dress for a black tie Mardi Gras Grand Bal. The dress is very nice. The top was a little loose and the rubber trim had lost some tackiness so it didn't stay down. I had to use double sided tape to make it not rise up over my chest. The fabric is vey think and heavy. I received a ton of compliments all night.
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Size worn:
XSL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
December 19, 2016
Everyone complimented the dress, it fit like a glove.
The dress is a little heavy, but it's not a big deal. The dress fit me perfectly and I loved how it looked on might order again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 13, 2016
Be warned, people will stare!
I'm trying hard to come up with the words to describe this dress without resorting to the things people always say in these reviews - stunning, showstopper, glamorous - but this dress really *is* all of those things. The dress feels and fits like the expensive designer dress it is. Forget princess, I felt like a queen wearing this, regal and powerful. I wore it with the Eddie Borgo Pave Earpiece earrings, which complimented its modernity well. As to fit, I'm 5'3", 32D-27-34, and I wore the XSL, because the regular length was unavailable. And it is LONG. In 5" heels, I still had to use hem tape to bring it up about 4 inches, and then I was stepping on that hemmed bit all night. That was the only downside, and it was worth it for the wow factor of this gown.
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Size worn:
XSL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
November 15, 2016
Very flattering, crowd favorite
This dress fit like a glove. It wasn't the dress I was supposed to originally receive but I am so happy that I did. I am only 5'3 and the XSL fit perfect with 4" heels. The material is stretchy which made wearing it all night so comfortable. The only downside (which you may not even notice) is that it is a little bit heavy. Overall, I would highly recommend this for a formal wedding, I received so many compliments on it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
November 5, 2016
Beautiful flattering dress
Pro: beautiful, flattering. Con: Heavy, larger slit than picture

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