Jay Godfrey

Back Out Gown

$398 retail

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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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150lbs
November 24, 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:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 14, 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: 29
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: 40
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
January 5, 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:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36DD
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: 32
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:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
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: 41
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:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 17, 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
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
March 17, 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:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
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: 42
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: 22
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: 38
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:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 26, 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:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
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: 22
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:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
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: 31
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:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
September 14, 2015
Great dress!

Great fit and comfortable!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 12, 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: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
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
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 1, 2016
This dress is a great classy black gown but with style! I got so many compliments on this dress!

Dress it fitted to body but it is a thicker material, I found it slimming

AmyJanuary 1, 2016
How was the length of the 4R? Did you wear heels?
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 166lbs
September 26, 2015
Beautiful

Unfortunately I have a short torso and did not get to wear the dress but it was amaZING

LynessaSeptember 26, 2015
what about your short torso made the dress difficult to wear? I have a short torso too and I really like this gown...
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 19, 2016
Beautiful dress, but very tight in midsection!

This dress is beautiful material and super unique. Only problem is how snug it hugs you on your waist and hips. I would recommend getting a size up from your normal. I originally order my size and a size down from some of the reviews, but my size did not fit. I was unable to wear this to my event because it was so snug and uncomfortable. If I could have gotten a size up, it would have been perfect. Next time!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
February 4, 2016
Such a classy, gorgeous gown. Got compliments ALL night!

Fit was great! Ran true to size and was so comfy. The material was thick and stretchy. Gorgeous gown. I felt great!

RTR CustomerFebruary 4, 2016
Wheres the red dress from
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 8, 2016
Beautiful dress

Perfect fit! The dress hugged in all the right places, no need to wear a bra! Loved it

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 10, 2016
This dress was perfect. It's absolutely stunning and made me look and feel gorgeous.

Being a 32DDD, I'm always wary of dresses not allowing for a bra. I had absolutely no issues with this dress; the material is thick enough and the shape fitted enough to avoid any insecurities. I felt absolutely beautiful and had people stop me to tell me how much they loved the dress, especially from the back! I would 100% recommend this dress. I'm 5'5" and had to wear significant heels to avoid dragging, but I have to assume that for any floor length gown.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 16, 2016
Wow

This was my first time using RTR and WOW! I will never again run around my city looking for a dress for and event and praying no one else has it (RTR would be great to know if anyone in the area rented a dress for the same event ;) ) I am a thicker girl 36DD small waist and larger bottom. I was looking for something sexy yet sophisticated. This dress nailed it! I couldn't wear a bra but I'm ok with that and had to be selective of under garments. As when I sat whatever was under was visual. The length could have been a bit longer I'm 5'5 and wore 4" heels. It wasn't completely unsightly and I think the slit in front helped wit that. About and inch longer would have been perfection! Otherwise the dress was amazing and I felt amazing In it. I will totally recommend this dress and RTR to anyone.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
March 6, 2016
RTR's customer service and dress options was absolutely unforgettable! Thank you!!

I wore this for a black tie event and absolutely loved it! The front was nice and simple and the back was the show stopper! It was super comfortable and form fitting!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 8, 2016
The whole process was so easy!

LOTS of compliments. The dress fit perfectly.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
March 9, 2016
The back makes this dress a head turner!

I wore this dress to my work's Hall of Fame event. The theme was "Casino Royale" and it fit the theme perfectly! Countless compliments on the fit (hugs in the right places and the slit in the front was just enough) but the back is what made the dress so unique and a head turner! I did size up because my normal size 10L was long enough (I am 6'0 so always have that problem) and fit, but was pretty tight for a work event (considering the sexy open back as well) and I would be helping during the evening so I wanted to be comfortable. I don't see how you could wear a strapless bra since the cutouts are thin and you move while wearing it and I didn't want a bra to be seen. I wore a sticky bra and it was good. Get this dress if you want to feel sexy yet classic!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 13, 2016
Classy and fun

I loved this dress! It was flattering on my stomach and stunning on the top and back. I wore my strapless bra which worked great. I thought the R would be too short but it was not too bad actually. Only thing I would have liked is to tape the dress on my back sides as it was a little loose.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 21, 2016
I didn't want to take it off

I wore this for my sorority formal and it was wonderful! I hated to return it, it fit me absolutely perfectly. I got compliments from everyone all night long. I would totally rent it again. I am short and the dress was pretty long, but I just kept my heels on all night and it wasn't a problem!

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 36B
March 24, 2016
Amazing dress. Classy but sassy at the same time. Fabric had just the right amount of stretch

This was actually a Hail Mary dress when the one I really wanted to wear was returned damaged. Ended up being amazing.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 32
April 1, 2016
Stunning!!!

This dress was simple but amazing! The cut outs made it so sexy. Everyone complimented the dress. The 4 fit a little snugger but I could have still worn it. I'm normally size 4-6.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 2, 2016
Absolutely stunning, attention-grabbing dress!!

I wore this dress for my law school's barrister's ball and it was amazing!!! Literally got compliments from people all night long who would stop me to gush about how much they loved the dress - even from strangers at the restaurant we went to beforehand! The dress fit like a glove. I fluctuate between a size 4 and size 6. The 4 fit, but it was a bit snug so I decided to wear the 6. It still hugged me perfectly and I had a bit more breathing room! The Long was definitely long! I wore 3 1/2 inch heels with the dress and it still trailed the floor - but not enough to make me trip or anything. I thought it was the perfect length with the heels on. Had to walk around with it hiked up though when I was barefoot. All in all I LOVED it and will probably rent it again for another event on the future! Highly recommended.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
March 17, 2016
The neckline of the dress was unique

The dress hugs the hips tightly so I was a little self conscious but since it's black it's very flattering.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 26
April 9, 2016
RTR made my first rental incredibly easy for me. At 5'9", the 6L was a perfect length for my height!

It fit perfectly and the dress was amazing. Highly recommend!

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 12, 2016
Amazing!

I rented this as a backup to another dress I wore, but I plan on renting it again for an event coming up soon! It was true to size and made me feel stunning. Definitely recommend this dress.

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