Jay Godfrey

Back Out Gown

$50 – $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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266 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(124)
Small
(24)
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
February 3, 2015
Didn't want to send it back!
This dress was fantastic. I received so many compliments!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150lbs
November 23, 2014
Absolutely loved this dress! So comfortable and really unique!
This dress was super comfortable and I got compliments on it all night. It is form fitting and hugs your curves in all the right places! Really didn't want to send this one back!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 120lbs
December 8, 2014
This dress was so elegant yet simple, perfect for the occasion!
This dress is simply beautiful! Perfect for a black tie wedding. Very comfortable with the right fit. Very fitted on the hips and a little heavier than I thought but I was still able to move around and dance comfortably. The back is gorgeous, the straps tended to bubble up at times towards the lower back for me but nothing too noticeable. Got lots of compliments :) Would definitely recommend for a nice occasion!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 13, 2014
Cool dress but didn't work for my shape
I rented this dress in an 8R, and it didn't work for my shape. It was too tight in the thighs but the waist was too gaping (the cool straps weren't even touching my back), so going up a size wouldn't have helped. And the R was definitely too short, I was hoping it would work for 5'10" wearing flats, but definitely would have needed a long (which was not available). I wore my backup style to the event. Overall this dress seemed really cool and a nice fabric but you need to be more "straight" for it to work.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
January 4, 2015
Loved the way this dress made me feel! Accentuated me in all the right places!
I rented this dress for a formal NYE party. I absolutely loved it! It runs pretty true to size. I liked the way it hugged my curves and made me look taller, seeing as I'm only 5'3". Only problem I had was making sure I had tall enough heels to make sure the dress did not drag. Overall I loved this dress and my experience with the app. I will definitely use it again!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
January 4, 2015
Loved this gown!
Wore it for NYE party. Absolutely loved it! I wore the size six because my hips are a little larger but the 4 fit me in the waist much better.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
January 5, 2015
Absolutely stunning!
I wore this dress for a friend's company Christmas party and it was perfect! It is very form fitting but the thicker fabric makes it a little forgiving and a lot more comfortable. The back is definitely a head turner. The only two problems I had were that the 10R was a little short (I'm 5'6") so I couldn't wear my original 4 inch heels and the back bulged a little but that was fixed with some fashion tape. Overall, I would definitely get this dress again!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Body type: Hourglass
January 14, 2015
This dress was absolutely beautiful, I received so many compliments at the ball!
The 2 fit perfectly but since I'm 5'6 the length was a little to perfect so I wore the 4 to get a little more length
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 21, 2015
I didn't end up wearing, but it's a gorgeous dress.
This dress is really pretty, but VERY fitted. It showed everything...probably best for someone with a great figure already. And, the back is really low. I didn't end up wearing it, but it would be great for someone a little thinner than me. :)
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
February 1, 2015
Little tight in the neck (only when sitting)-- prob would have fit better in a 4. Sexy/sophisticated
Easy to dance in.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143lbs
February 1, 2015
This dress is amazing however I would recommend ordering a size up.
Dress is flawless! I wish I would have ordered a size up. Also I am 5'9" and the dress barely touched the floor so no heels. I may try ordering this again and the next size hoping the length is truly for talls.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
February 10, 2015
Beautiful dress and snug in all the right places!
This dress was so comfortably but unfortunately my having curves made the back not lay as flat as I was hoping so I wasn't able to wear it. If you have hips and a backside it might pull and not sit quite the way it shows in the picture. I would absolutely rent this again though down the line, I was crushed it was just a hair off to fit my body type.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 15, 2015
For a less curvy girl!
If you have hips and thighs, this dress is NOT for you! I love the dress but felt uncomfortable in the dress. Due to the low cut of the dress you can't wear Spanx or any support garments.
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
February 19, 2015
I received compliments from the moment I walked in until the moment we left,
The dress fit like a glove, it is a very nice expensive fabric and fabulous cut! It is the perfect classic dress with a sexy edge.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
February 21, 2015
I did not wear this dress.
I loved the front top of the dress!! So sexy. Cut was very tight thru the hips and thighs. Back cut out puckered and did not lay smoothly.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 16, 2015
Head turner.
It's was a tight fit once I sat down. The neck line felt like it was choking me. I had to pull the dress down since it rolled up every now and then. Over all, it made me feel sexy yet elegant, my boyfriend loved all the complaints we received while we were at his ΔΣΦ dinner formal. I had to go out and buy an adhesive bra & I gotta admit, it felt like I had nothing on since my dress was the perfect size.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
March 16, 2015
Classy vixen!!
So pumped about this dress! I have some junk in my trunk so I was worried my pear shape wouldn't work with this dress. It worked great and had an awesome slimming effect with the trumpet shape. The fabric is think enough to hide lumps and bumps but has a little stretch so I could dance, sit, and bend over without problems. It's like wearing a dress made out of spanx. The 6L was a perfect length with my 4 inch heels. The back is a show stopper and I had people of all ages complimenting it. Very sexy but the matte fabric and neckline keep it classy. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 18, 2015
Great dress for the event. It was comfortable and easy to move in.
Great dress! The material is slightly stretchy, which makes it look like the dress was made for you. However, I am 5'7" and ordered a 6R, which was about an inch too short, so definitely get one of the Long sizes if you're taller.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 21, 2015
Classy and Sexy all in one!
I wore it to a show in NYC, Queen of the Night and received so many compliments. I paired it with black patent Bianca Louboutins, which are very tall. I normally wear a size 4 but felt like it was too tight around my thighs. The 6R fit great and I was extremely comfortable. The material is heavy and hugs your body just right.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
March 31, 2015
The service was wonderful. The dress came on time and was in great shape. Thanks RTR!
I wore this to a gala at my university. This dress was great! I have a pretty curvy body and it hugged in all the right places. The material was a bit stretchy so it fit in all the right places. I wish it was a bit longer but it covered a good portion of my heels so it wasn't very noticeable. Definitely a party in the back. I loved it. I did not need to wear a bra, it was snug enough to hold the girls in and was not low cut so no surprise appearances lol. Definitely recommend.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 4, 2015
Will be stalking this dress and praying they put it on clearance someday. Would buy it instantly.
This dress looks a little unassuming in the picture online, but, I *loved* it on. The back is stunning and the rest of the dress for like a glove. The fabric is really high quality and a little stretchy, which made it very form fitting and comfortable. I was able to wear body shapers underneath (the ones that are like shorts) and they were not visible despite the low back. I received more compliments than I can count. My only slightly negative comment is that their long dresses are still almost borderline too short on me and I'm between 5'7 and 5'8. Wore a 3" heel and it worked, but I wish they'd get some actual long dresses for the tall girls. We like really high heels too!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Body type: Athletic
April 13, 2015
The dress was classy and the cut outs turned heads all night!
I wore this dress to my Senior Prom and I would definitely do it again!! I'm 5'7" and the 4L fit me perfectly with my 3" heels. The material was comfortable and easy to dance around in. This was my first rental and I absolutely loved it. I would highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
April 19, 2015
Great dress! Got tons of compliments.
I absolutely loved this dress. The fit was perfect. It's a comfortable dress, stretches a little bit. Even though its a tight dress you can walk perfectly in it. I got a lot of compliments on it. I ordered the regular length and was amazingly perfect with high heels. I really felt amazing in it. I loved the whole RTR experience. I wore silicone cups with it and regular Comando panties. Everything worked out great!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 22, 2015
I wore this dress for my prom, and I'm still getting compliments. My dress came 3 days early too!
The dress fit perfectly! I thought it was going to be too long but it fit perfect with my 2-inch heels. The shoulders were a little loose and I had to adjust the dress a couple times to keep the strap on my shoulder, but other than that I had no issues. I usually wear between a 4 and 6, but ended up wearing the 6L because it fit my lower half better. The slit on the dress came a couple inches above my knee. I thought it was going to be a lot higher based on how the model looked but I was wrong. I highly recommend this dress! I did not want to give it back.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 24, 2015
Exudes class and elegance, but do be sure to get exact size or size down.
This dress met and exceeded my expectations. This was a beautiful piece and I received compliments on it the entire night. However, do get your proper size or size down because the back cutouts will begin to "ride up" and not stay flat on your back as they are on the model image or on one of my pictures. I am typically a 6 but that size was rented out so I got an 8 instead. It is definitely roomy in there and the zipper is very forgiving. I would caution that if you do size down, the dress hugs you in your stomach and may accentuate your love(ly) handles. But on the other hand, or side rather, it hugs your booty very well! Treat yourself and rent this dress, you won't regret it.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 6, 2015
Great!
Like the dress for the unique neckline straps- edgy but not revealing. Very comfortable to wear all night with a good degree of stretch (comfortable but flattering/structured rather than clingy). Ran a little large on me, and having extra room in the neckline straps is really obvious, I ended up sizing down.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 25, 2015
It was simple but elegant
Fit nicely, it was to big up top but true to size waisted wise. Very comfy and simple , Loved it.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
June 1, 2015
Perfect dress for a formal affair!
I loved this dress! I am more of a pear shape and was worried about the dress fitting around the hip area, but the fabric had just enough stretch to fit perfectly! I would say the dress runs small, as I typically wear a size 0 and that one was way too tight, but the 2 fit like a glove. I received many compliments throughout the night. The dress was very comfortable to wear and I had a great time dancing in it. Wish I could keep it!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 10, 2015
So many compliments!
I wore this an awards banquet for work. Gorgeous dress. Very fitted and comfortable. Classy. I wish I owned it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 18, 2015
Great dress for black tie wedding!
Excellent dress! The cut outs, the slit, the fit, can't go wrong with this pick! Go a size up for backup size. Slightly tight in the waist area. Go for it!
JillOctober 19, 2015
Hi, just wondering if you remember if the slit is on the right or left side? Thanks!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
July 3, 2015
This was my first rental and am really happy how easy the process is.
Received compliments all night. This is a gorgeous dress! I'm pretty short and the length was good with 3-4" heels. Highly recommend renting this!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 22, 2015
Wow effect!!
Wore this dress to prom and it was perfect! Everyone was looking at me when I walked in. The fabric was extremely comfortable and easy to dance in. I wore 4 inch heels and the dress fell just barely above the ground.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
August 16, 2015
Elegant yet sexy
Elegant, Comfortable and Flatterin!. Fabric has some stretch which makes the dress super comfortable. You do not need to wear a bra which is always a plus. Back detail on the dress and neckline makes it stand out from other traditional black gowns. I would definitely rent this dress again for a formal event
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
August 30, 2015
Great dress & very flattering
The fit is great, the material is a thicker jersey so it does get a little hot. Definitely make sure to order a long and size up if you're taller than 5'6"! I typically wear a 6 but the shoulders were a tad tight. And the 8R was a little short on me. Otherwise amazing and received tons of compliments!
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
September 6, 2015
Edgy yet elegant
Loved this dress. I definitely needed a long but there wasn't one available. I made it work with some very low heels. Received compliments all night.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 38
September 11, 2015
Perfect for my 007 party!
The front and back cut outs are tasteful, classy and sexy. Really shows off your figure. Had many compliments throughout the night and it photographs well too. The fabric is a nice weight and lays down nicely. No bra required. It was a bit long on me, so the slit was a bit lower than on a taller person, but I am really short, so I just wore 4" heels and was able to make it work.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
September 14, 2015
Great dress!
Great fit and comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 11, 2015
This is an awesome dress
I wore this gown to a black tie wedding in New York in October. My regular size 4 wasn't available but the 6 ended up fitting well since it runs small. I am 5'5" and the bottom of the R dress brushed the floor without shoes so I opted for shorter heels (which worked out well). If you are tall I would recommend the L size. The cut outs are awesome- I even managed to wear a black strapless bra which was covered by the middle strap. I was comfortable all night and received a ton of compliments. I highly recommend ordering this dress!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 12, 2015
Flattering and fun. Makes a statement
I wore this to my husband's best friend's wedding. It was a simple, flattering black dress with a wow factor. The slit and flowy bottom added a little extra. The fabric was stretchy and so easy to move in. At 5'3 the 12R was a tiny bit long with heels. I wish I had gotten a 10R, but I ordered so last minute that it wasn't available.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 21, 2015
Amazing Dress! The slit on the side of the dress is a little low, but very subtle yet sexy!
Fit Great, the inside is silk so not too hot!
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