Jay Godfrey

Back Out Gown

$70 – $85 rental
$398 retail
Stylist Notes

A strappy neckline and back bring an unexpected element to this otherwise simple gown by Jay Godfrey.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12, two lengths available. 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'').

Product Details

Black crepe. (98% Polyester, 2% Spandex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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307 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(142)
Small
(26)
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 34
October 23, 2017
Show stopper!
This dress was absolute perfection. I went down a size for my second size and ended up using the 2 vs the 4. The 4 fit but I felt more secure in the 2 with the open back. I'm 5'7" and wore 4" heels. I'm glad I went with the longer length! Compliments all night from people I knew and many that I did not. I hated to send it back.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
October 22, 2017
I felt incredibly incredibly sexy and received a ton of compliments
The dress fit like a glove. The fabric was the perfect weight. It had a little stretch and felt like there was a body shaper built in. I was able to wear a strapless bra due to the strap across the back which was great as I am a 34DD. I wore four inch heels but switched to flats for dancing and no issues with the length (I'm 5'5 and ordered the regular length).
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 29
October 18, 2017
I wore this dress for gala event at my company's annual celebration in Las Vegas, NV.
I can't tell you how many compliments I got on this dress. The fit was perfect, true to size. I have typically wear a 34DD so backless strapless bra isn't really possible for me, but I went without and felt very secure and comfortable. The fabric is thick and has a decent weight to it, but I actually liked that. I would wear this dress again and I would recommend it to others.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
October 16, 2017
I loved the back of this dress - was able to dance the night away.
I received a lot of compliments - the dress fit like a dream!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 16, 2017
Amazing looking gown
I looked fantastic and got a ton of compliments- it's snug and not easy to move in, but looks amazing!
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 11, 2017
I was the center of attention, the comments made were that I looked like a model!
The fit was like a glove, only thing was that the neck was very tight when bending over. The dress was beautiful and made me feel like a model. I wore it for my sorority formal and every guys head turned as I walked by (this is not a joke), I have never heard so many girls call me a model or be this jealous in my life. The dress is so amazing with it’s detail that I wore my hair up and more facial defining makeup. This dress is a show stopper and I would totally recommend to anyone ready to make an entrance that’s unforgettable.
RTR CustomerOctober 21, 2017
I am almost the exact same build as you, would you say the dress runs large?
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 3, 2017
Perfect dress for a black tie wedding. Slit made it easy to dance and fabric was very comfortable.
The hips were a little big, but overall the dress fit perfect. Loved the dress and got lots of compliments on it!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 28, 2017
Very formal company party. "beyond imagination"
Fit very well. Snug through the body with a pretty slit and mermaid skirt. Very glamorous. The only complaint was that the back didn't lie flat. I think my body is the wrong proportions because the zipper part popped up. Luckily it was in the back so it didn't bother me too much. Long size for 5'10'' was exactly right, even in very high heels.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 27, 2017
truly perfect
I wasn't expecting it to be so comfy, but the material was heavier and so just fit so nicely. I got compliments all night, was tempted to actually purchase it outright but it's so distinct.. It was great with 4" heels (I am 5'2) and stayed in place well. I didn't wear a bra and there weren't any VPL present.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
September 21, 2017
Elegant, classy dress that hugs you all night long!
I am 5'3" and my body type is hard for me to describe because it has changed a lot lately! I do a lot of strength training and I seem petite, but I definitely have thick parts too. I wouldn't say I'm curvy, however. Anyway-- this dress fits like a tight glove. The fabric has a glamorous heft to it. It is perfectly stretchy. I wore really tall platforms which made the length perfect. The 2R was so form-fitting I had to wear the thinnest possible underthings in order to avoid any lines whatsoever. The 2R was ALMOST too tight. I think a 4R would have been better, honestly, but it wasn't available as a second option so I only received the 2R. I did spend the whole night sucking in my stomach. But it wasn't unbearable. I still ate all I wanted and had a great time. Overall, I highly recommend this dress. Makes you feel extra classy. With the option of trying two sizes for free, I don't think you can go wrong!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
September 19, 2017
"Your dress is so SEXY!"
I got so many compliments on my dress! It fit like a glove. I loved it! Would definitely rent again! I can wear a 10 or a 12 in this brand. I sized up and I'm glad I did.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 17, 2017
Beautiful for a Gala
Back was amazing. Loved the dress and would rent again. Wore 4" heels and dress did drag slightly but it worked out.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 17, 2017
Loved this dress!
I ordered the 6L and 8L, the 6 was very tight in the hips so I went with the 8 and it was perfect! Very thick material so no need for bra, very flattering and comfortable!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
September 14, 2017
This is a very comfortable dress.....many compliments!!
I was able to wear a black strapless bra with it....the back is pretty open, but there is a strap that goes across in just the right place to cover your bra.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 14, 2017
I didn't want the night to end! This dress was amazing.
It fit like a glove and the fabric was so luxurious! I got compliments all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
September 9, 2017
Amazing Dress for a Formal Event
This dress not only looks amazing, you can feel the quality! I received so many compliments all night. The slit in the front and the cut outs make it edgy and sexy but it's still so classy. I'd rent it again in a heartbeat!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
September 7, 2017
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding and received compliments all night long!
I was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of this event. I worked with a stylist as to what would be my best option. She suggested this dress as it had a lot of give in the stomach. She suggested I get size2 and 4 as a backup. Since the event was so close the 4 was unavailable so I went with the 0 as backup. I ended up wearing the 0 as it fit my body better. The fabric was so comfortable and the fit was great! I would highly recommend this dress to both pregnant and non pregnant wearers! It was form fitting but oh so classy! Would definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
September 6, 2017
Felt like a million bucks!
Fit like a glove. Perfect for a formal affair. Compliments poured in!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 30, 2017
So many compliments!
This dress is sexy, yet extremely comfortable. I am a definite hourglass shape, and this dress hugged all the right places. The quality of the fabric is very impressive! I am 5'3" 160 lbs with a 36DD bust and I wore an 8r. It did fit a bit more snug than the 10r, but not too tight. I could have worn either dress! As for height, I wore 4+ inch heels and the dress was still 2-3 inches off the ground. The slit up the right side is modest, yet still has flare. It is cut to at or just below the knee. I would suggest investing in a backless strapless bra with adhesive sides (I'm a DD and it amazed me!) if you prefer to have support with nothing showing. Loved this dress! A++++++
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 27, 2017
SO IN LOVE WITH THIS DRESS!
I'm 5'6", 140 lbs, 32DDD and have an hourglass figure. This was my first dress that I've rented from RTR and I was really nervous, but it was such a great decision! I got so many compliments on it and I felt so beautiful and sexy all night. I rented a 4R and a 6R. I liked the tighter fit of the 4R but it was slightly too short for my liking. The 6R still fit really well and was a little longer, so I opted to wear that one. I only wore 1.5" heals (the shortest heal I own), which were the perfect height for the dress to just barely drape over my toes. If you want to wear higher heals, I'd go for the long style. The dress is super comfy and has a great and comfortable amount of stretch (which acts like spanx) and it shapes you in all the right places! Even though I'm busty and usually have to wear a strapless bra with dresses, I didn't need one since the dress held everything in place so nicely. I would HIGHLY recommend this dress to anyone who wants to feel extremely sexy and comfortable all night long!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
August 26, 2017
Felt like a Bond girl, can't say enough!
Perfect true to size fit all around, gorgeous quality, silk lining, compliment magnet, very flattering in person with bold detailing. Loved it and would highly recommend. Also for tall women like me (5'11") the long was a perfect length. Another successful rent!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
August 25, 2017
Flattering and comfortable all night
This dress was perfect for a work related black tie. It is stretchy and I could wear a regular bra, so it was comfortable all night. The stretch holds you in and conceals any imperfections. Only con was how long it was, but everything is long on me. I loved the back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 21, 2017
Understated drama
Loved this one! Fit well without making me feel like I had to suck it in all night. Danced like crazy with no problem. The straps were a little bit large for someone with a small torso like me but I dealt with it bc I loved the dress. Definitely wear tall heels with this one!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
August 21, 2017
Sleek and classy with style
I wore this dress for a friend's formal wedding. The dress fit beautifully and long was just right with heels (I'm 5'10"). Lots of comments and lots of turning heads in this dress....my date wanted me to keep it! I was able to go bra-less because of the cut and thick fabric, but a strapless bra would have been fine too. I can't usually go bra-less because I have a big bust, but this was sturdy fabric and kept them up and in place nicely. The slit is perfect - high enough to be interesting, but not so high I was worried about being TOO interesting! I was able to walk and dance and eat just fine! Overall a great dress - very flattering and very classy.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
August 14, 2017
Sexy, Elegant, Comfortable. Perfect for any wedding during any season.
I LOVED this dress! I felt amazing in it, even after cocktail hour and dinner! ;) The dress was comfortable and elegant, yet the cut outs made it feel sexy. The dress was a bit heavy, but didn't bother me. My only flaw about this dress was that the straps were a bit big. There were times throughout the night when they fell off my shoulders and in pictures the back straight strap would crease. Other than that, I would highly recommend borrowing this dress again for another wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 12, 2017
Comfortable and glamorous
I wore this for a black tie wedding. It was perfect. The slit in the front in fairly high and the back is pretty revealing but it worked for this event. It might be too much if you're event is more conservative. The dress had a small amount of give (not exactly "stretch") that helped make it easy to move in and comfortable to wear 7+ hours.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
August 10, 2017
very pretty but didn't fit and had to exchange the dress.
very nice dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
August 9, 2017
My favourite dress rental ever. Got inundated with compliments ALL night. A real head-turner.
The dress was true to size, hugs the figure but in a flattering way, rather than in a way that restricts your movement. It IS a little large in the back however - but due to the intricacies of the strap design, I didn't feel like taping fashion tape to each of the straps. I'm 5 ft 5", wore 2" heels, and the dress touched the floor but didn't drag TOO much. I would buy this dress in a heartbeat - I got heads turning (from guys and girls) ALL night, without feeling like I was wearing anything revealing. I felt elegant and beautiful.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 6, 2017
Oh so gorgeous!
This dress is drop dead gorgeous. It runs true to size, but only if you're on the slimmer side of your size; I have skinny thighs and it was still body hugging! The low back is breathtaking, and revealing without being overly so. If you're self conscious about your back, this one isn't for you. I got the 6L and it worked well on my 6ft frame, but I couldn't wear super high heels. Other reviewers have mentioned issues with feeling choked while sitting, but you just have to prep yourself before you sit and it's not a big deal. I hope I can rent this one again sometime, and I've already recommended it to friends!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 2, 2017
Loved it, and so did many other guests! I think the dress was cut for women with longer torsos
I LOVED this dress! I rented a size 8R and 10R, given my pants size (and disproportionately large hips), and wished that I ordered a 6R instead of the 10. I wore the 8 with minimal issues -- however, the zipper in the back is far too long and bulged out in the middle of my back quite often throughout the night. I'm not super vain or critical of what I wear, so I didn't really mind that the zipper was doing it's thing. Another general note -- why doesn't RTR offer short styles, in addition to R and L? I'm 5' 4 and encountered some issues even with heels. I still LOVE RtR and would definitely use the service again. There was an issue with my dress, so I received TWO backup styles in two sizes. I'm glad I received two styles, because the other style was far too long that I couldn't even wear it without stepping on it with 5 inch heels -- needless to say, it made deciding which dress to use a lot easier. I wore a regular black strapless bra, no problem without the bra showing in the back at all (thanks to that solid band in the back). I don't "do" spanks... but I wear something similar to spanks in a size that's probably about 6x too big just for the short function (to avoid chaffing) without squeezing my stomach in because I really don't think that's comfortable. I wish I had something tighter, because I was readjusting the band all night... so avoid that!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
July 31, 2017
Fit my curves great!
Only Cons: I am 5'3 and wore 3 inch heels and the dress was a tiny bit long, nothing to be concerned when walking but stairs were a tiny bit of an issue. Overall, great fit and experience!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
July 20, 2017
Very unique dress and looks great in photos.
I wore a 2 which is strange because usually I am a 6. Your strapless bra will show because the strap in the back is narrow and high.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 19, 2017
Amazing black tie dress!
Dress was amazingly comfortable. So many compliments on this dress and photographs so well. I wear size 4-8 typically and 6L was perfect. I wore smaller heels than normal so it was a little long, but 3" heels would have been perfect.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 18, 2017
The best !
Fits perfect !
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 25
July 18, 2017
I loved this dress! I got so many compliments all night.
It is a little heavy because the bottom is so flowy, but it wasn't too hot. We went to a wedding in NYC in July and I was still comfortable outside in the heat. I recommend going up a size because it is cut small and was tight around my thighs and booty. I am 5' 4", so I had to wear heels with it and it hit right above the floor. The middle strap on the back bunched up a bit, but if you pulled the dress down, it stayed. It was very easy to walk and dance in this dress, too!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 13, 2017
Perfect for black tie wedding
I enjoyed every minute of wearing this dress. It's was super comfortable and easy to wear.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
July 11, 2017
Great formal option.
Comfortable, easy to wear (not so easy to walk up stairs), HEAVY fabric.
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Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 22, 2017
This is truly a perfect gown!
The most perfect gown for a formal wedding. SO comfortable and the slit is perfect! I wore 3 -inch heels and the length was just right. Got compliments all night long on this one!!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 21, 2017
People wouldn't stop complimenting me!
It fit great! Happy I went with a long because I wore heals! I only went with a size up because it was a tight fitted dress and I have some medical ports I didn't want to show off too proudly. Dress was very glamorous and perfect for the black tie wedding. Loved it!!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 26
Weight: 157lbs
June 21, 2017
Greatest dress ever!
This dress fit like a glove. Got so many compliments and I was so comfortable in it. Also had a slit up one side which was key for dancing
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