Jay Godfrey

Black Lace Triangle Gown

$85 rental
$552 retail
Stylist Notes

Lace and a turtleneck? They happen to make a uniquely beautiful neckline on this Jay Godfrey gown that will glamorously update your evening-wear wardrobe. Pull you hair back to show it off and add a little sparkle with the Core Cuff by Alexis Bittar.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Very Fitted, fitted at natural waist
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 has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Hourglass, Pear, Straight & narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. High neckline. Gown. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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114 reviews
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(3)
True to Size
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Small
(6)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 16, 2016
Didn't choose this dress, but I LOVED it!

I rented 3 dresses with my Unlimited for a holiday party, and although I didn't choose this one, I absolutely loved it (so did my boyfriend)! I would have chosen this dress if I wasn't won over by sparkles. This dress is seeeexxxxy, but very classy at the same time. The lace front is beautiful, while not showing too much. It fit like a glove and hugged every curve, in a good way. The fabric was thick enough to smooth out imperfections. The back is gorgeous also but you can't wear a bra (even a backless shows with the low cut lace in the front, but it's thick enough to hold the girls in a nice place). This dress is great for an hourglass figure. It was a great length (I'm 5'6") and I hope I find some reason to rent it again someday!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 21, 2016
Love this dress!

I rented the 8R..length was good. .I am 5'7" and wore 3" inch heels and dress just skimmed floor. There is a front lace panel in the front of this dress thats adds a very subtly sexy element...and the exposed back..yowza! Didn't need to wear a bra...dont think I could have without taking away from lace front....so probably not the best dress if you are large chested. The material is nice and thick.. rent it, you will love it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 1, 2017
Ahhhhmazingly Gorgeous

This was my backup dress and I wore it to the Church for my cousins wedding. Runs a little large so you may need to size down. I rented the long and it was WAY too long. I'm 5'6" and wore 4 inch heels, was still too long. It is a classy showstopper though, especially with the little peekaboo lace cutout in the front. Definitely worth renting.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
January 3, 2017
Lovely dress!

This dress is absolutely beautiful! I love the lace detailing on the front. The dress was true to size for me. I also loved that the dress had a slit down the middle front which added sexiness to the dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124lbs
January 3, 2017
Great dress and awesome service!

I rented this dress in a size 2 and 4. RTR did not have my backup size and sent me another dress along with the 2R. Luckily the 2R fit me perfect! PROS: fit like a glove, got so many compliments. I wore the pasties for a bra and it worked. CONS: none :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2017
RTR Team Review!

Stunning take on the classic black gown! Waist and hips are very fitted with no stretch so I would consider sizing up for extra room in the midsection or if you are pear shaped, like me. The regular length was comfortable for me in 3" heels, but I probably wouldn't go any taller or it would be too short. This gown will be tough for ladies with a larger chest as it's super fitted up top and you cant wear a bra - will have to go with petals or nothing in this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
January 4, 2017
Sexy and wedding appropriate

Beautiful dress, got a lot of compliments. It's just the right mix of sexy and appropriate. The size 6 comfortably fit my bust, the 4 had a zipper issue but I think it would've fit too. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the zipper issue. Loved the dress

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
January 4, 2017
Masquerade Ball

Pros: The dress is comfortable and easy to move in. I did not worry too much about under garments due to the fact the top part of the dress was fitted. Therefore, it stayed in place all night allowing me not to worry too much about adjusting the dress as I danced that evening. The dress is true to size and it is cut to show off the natural waist line giving me a nice clean silhouette. Cons: the zipper kept getting stuck on the seam of the dress, I believe it was because the fabric was thicker at the waistline to show off the craftsmanship/structure of the dress. At one point I was unable to get it up (despite the fact I had my mother help me) thank goodness the zipper did not go down when I was dancing. Another con was the slit in the middle of the dress which highlights the legs for me (5ft 4) the cut was a little too high. At times when I was walking I held the dress down so it did not reveal too much. Walking was not as troublesome as trying to sit in the dress. Overall, I liked the dress and it was ideal for the Masquerade Ball I went to. The lace in the neck line gave it a delicate and romantic feeling and at the same time not overwhelming.-simple and fresh. Even though the dress was black, the details in it made it a statement piece.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 19, 2017
Felt like a million bux

Still getting compliments on this dress. I was the event planner of my company's Charity Reception, and at the venue all day. So I knew I needed a dress that stole the show so that hair/makeup/jewelry could be low-key. This dress exceeded all expectations! Although it was way too long on me (3 inch heels and my 5'3" frame were still not enough), I loved how it looked. Added bonus; no bra needed. I never wear dresses twice, but I'd consider a re-wear for this thing. 11/10

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 25, 2017
Va va va voom... bombshell.

Wore this for NYE 2016 at a formal dinner and afterparty at a hotel. Loved everything about this dress, from the shape, to the neckline, to the slit up the front - paired with a statement cuff, matching earrings and silver heels, and I was good to go. The lining of the dress is heavenly - such a great touch. TTS overall - be warned, though, the waistband has zero give, and can be a bit tight for those of us with wider ribcages. I think that if a 14 had been available, I would've sized up for a little more room, but I still made it 8+ hours and through a seven-course dinner without incident, and got major compliments all night. Absolutely worth it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 25, 2017
Form Fitting - Sexy!

5' 5", 128lbs, 34C I am curvy on my bottom half and that was a bit of a problem (tight)! I wish I would have ordered a 6R as my back-up to see if that fit better. However, I received compliments all night. Even my Grandma told me "Sexy Dress!" - then I asked if it was too much and she said "No."

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 27, 2017
Incredibly flattering dress!

This dress was incredibly flattering! It was the perfect length and fit and it swayed just right when walking! I wore 3 inch heels and the dress stopped just high enough not to trip or step on it. I wore pasties as it's cut in such a way that you cannot wear a bra and it was perfectly enough! The back was an extra special touch! It's classy sexy and elegant! By far the best dress I've rented!

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Weight: 110lbs
January 29, 2017
Great dress

I got a lot of compliments on this dress. As it says in the other reviews there is no stretch. I ended up wearing the 0R because it was more fitted in the top.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
February 5, 2017
The dress was really beautiful! I felt very elegant all evening

The downside was that it was really restricting. The neckline was too tight, and the fabric around the legs was really tight, it made it difficult to dance in. But otherwise it was beautiful and lots of fun to wear!

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
February 9, 2017
So comfortable and easy to dance in!

I'm 5'1 so I knew it would be long, but it was still too long even with 5 inch heels on. I ended up just wearing converses and using fashion tape to hem it about 8 inches. I have a large bust but didn't have to wear a bra. Overall fit was amazing, it was just so long. Wish I had taken a full length picture. Loved it.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 16, 2017
Great dress!

This dress was perfect for a black tie event! Comfortable and stunning

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 22, 2017
Great shape!

Loved the neckline and the back! Very comfortable and easy to move in.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 6, 2017
So flattering

Perfect for a black tie wedding!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 10, 2017
This is a really sexy dress--and I love the material!

I didn't wear this one simply because of the slit in front but if the occasion had been different, I sure would have. It's great and definitely hugs an hourglass figure.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Body type: Hourglass
March 10, 2017

Perfect fit

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 13, 2017
Stunning

This dress hugged your body in all the right places! If you are curvy this is perfect for you to show them off! I wore pasties with this since the back is open. It was a little big in the top, but I couldn't size down because of my booty. This was a showstopper and made me feel glamorous!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 20, 2017
Perfect dress for a formal event!!!

Loved the fit of the dress. Very elegant and form fitting. Received so many compliments throughout the event. I felt beautiful in this dress.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
March 26, 2017
Fit Like It was Made for Me

The dress was gorgeous! I wore it for a black tie charity event. Got compliments all night and those that I told couldn't believe I had rented it. This was my "back up" dress but honestly, up until the event I couldn't decide between my dresses. They were both amazing. I will definitely renting again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 27, 2017
Classy with a dramatic flair

Dress fits true to size. I didn't notice when ordering that there's a knee-high slit in the front of the dress which would likely have turned me off to the dress. That being said, the slit ended up being fine and the dress was perfect for a black tie dinner.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 115lbs
March 28, 2017
Loved this dress! So flattering!

I rented this dress for a black tie company dinner. It was so flattering and I got so many compliments. The dress is heavy enough to hide most bumps. The lace panel in front is beautiful! Just enough to make it a little sexy but not revealing at all. The slit in front was perfect and fell closed when you weren't walking. It is form fitting so you want to make sure you pick the right size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 152lbs
April 5, 2017
Beautiful dress

This was a backup dress, which I did not wear. It fit beautifully with just a little extra room in the midsection that would have looked better on me had it been more fitted.

Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 9, 2017
Felt like a million bucks

Dress fit true to size. I am a solid 4 and the 4 fit pretty nice- the collar felt a tad tight could be because the dress material is quality so it is a little heavy. There was some bag around the belly which was actually slimming as the dress skirt hung and gave my belly a flat appearance. The size 2 was my back up and that was *significantly* smaller. The back was beautiful and made my waist look very small. Being a swimmer I have broad shoulders. There was some tightness around the armpits (in the front) which gave me some armpit pudge if I didn't stand with shoulders alll the way back. Walking in this dress was a delight. The silk lining feels amazing as it swishes against your legs and the fabric kicks out and around you giving you a dramatic look. Head turner. All in all a good rental; given that I couldn't try this dress on before purchasing.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 49
April 9, 2017
Didn't fit

didn't fit

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
April 10, 2017
Dressed to Kill

I wore this dress for a James Bond themed party and i got lots of compliments! It definitely fits very tight (I had to be zipped into the dress), and it runs a little small, so make sure to get a size up extra. It was comfortable to dance in and sit in. Overall, great dress, just order a size up!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
April 12, 2017
The dress that fits like a glove

This was my first RTR rental. Was super excited as I have run into many weddings guests in the past that had amazing dresses, and when I asked them- their answer was always 'RTR'. I was also nervous as I had no idea what my size was, so it was reassuring that RTR provides a comp alt size! This dress was amazing! Loved the cut, the accent of the halter with the mesh in front, the slit, and the back... it was definitely a eye turner!

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
April 12, 2017
Perfect!

This was an awesome dress! It was very comfortable and very nicely made. I am only 5 feet tall and there were no petite sizes available at the time so if you are short, try for that or prepare to do a little temporary hemming! Other than that the dress was perfect.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
April 13, 2017
The Charity raised a lot for Ill Children

I loved this dress, comfortable and fit well. I think it would be a great dress for anyone and for a formal event.

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 17
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Petite
April 22, 2017
Beautiful!

It was a very nice dress! I had a lot of room in it and I was still able to dance in it.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 24, 2017
Perfect dress for black tie event!

Loved this dress. It fit perfectly - true to size. The cut out on the front is perfect - a little sexy but not over the top.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
April 25, 2017
This dress was a show stopper! Endless compliments. Even the bride wanted to trade dresses with me!

The dress fit my body like a glove. It is extremely true to its size and is not forgiving if you have even the littlest of bloat in your belly. I definitely recommend the silicone gel covers for the girls as you don't want anything in the way of the beautiful cut-out. The back of the dress and slit made the dress extremely sexy for dancing. You will not go wrong with this rental!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
April 29, 2017
very flattering

It fits pretty true to size, mine was just a little bit too tight in the thighs but it was tolerable!! I love this dress, and my experience with RTR was great.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95lbs
May 6, 2017
Runs well

A little bit too long for me, but overall runs really well

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 10, 2017
This dress is lovely, extremely comfortable, and very flattering. It made for a great night!

Definitely order a size up for the second size because the waist is a little small. The length was perfect.

Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
May 14, 2017
I loved the dress- very classy and elegant. I got a lot of compliments!

Great for prom!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Age: 31
May 16, 2017
Did not wear dress, ran tight. Very uncomfortable!

I did not wear this dress. It came and was extremely tight! There was also a slit up the middle of the dress and I did not see that in the picture. Again, like my other dresses, I missed the 6:30 eastern time cut off to receive another dress in time for my event so it was a very disappointing experience for me. I ordered two dresses, did not get to wear either of them. And I had to go out and purchase another dress from Macy's last minute. Very disappointed and sad experience overall with Rent The Runway!

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