Jill Jill Stuart

Jet Black Dress

$128 to buy
$428 retail
Stylist Notes

An elegantly sculpted bodice, scoop back and intricate texture make this LBD by Jill Jill Stuart a beautiful pick for a cocktail event. Add brightness with Slate & Willow's Lavande Cluster Drops and finish off with classic heels.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black jacquard (55% Cotton 36% Polyester 8% Polyamide). Sleeveless. Sweetheart neckline. Full skirt with pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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131 reviews
Fit
Large
(23)
True to Size
(70)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 136lbs
November 19, 2014
RTR was easy to use and the dress itself was beautiful.

I ended up not wearing the dress. It felt a little tight in the rib cage but a little loose in the bust. I should have gone with a size 6, but that still may have been big in the bust. Even though it didn't work out this time I will rent again from RTR.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 4, 2014
Runs huge!! Didn't wear...

Beautiful dress, but not fitted for petite women. Long straps and generally loose fit makes this a no go for sizes 0-2. I would recommend ordering a backup size down if you aren't blessed with a C cup or larger :)

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 18, 2014
Classic and comfortable.

Fits true to size and love the pockets. Classic look and I got a lot of compliments.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
January 7, 2015
Beautiful dress for formal New Years Eve dinner

Overall this dress fit great. The length was perfect and the details make a simple cut interesting. Plus the pockets came in handy. It was appropriate for a formal dinner with my boyfriend's family, but still fun enough for dancing afterwards. The only reason it's not a five star is that the straps are a little loose as mentioned in other reviews. They are also placed a little further apart in the back than the average bra. I ended up going braless because of this, however it was still comfortable and stayed in place all night.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 27, 2015
I got compliments on this dress all night! From the moment I put it on, I wanted to keep it.

Fit is perfect, and accentuates the waist. The straps were the perfect width to wear with a bra, however, I chose not to because I am a full C. Busty girls, this dress is a deep sweetheart so beware, the girls will show up! The length was perfect on me, because I am 5'10. For anyone much shorter than me, the dress may be too long/hit at an awkward place. No complaints on the dress (it even has pockets)!!! 5/5 stars!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 6, 2015
flirty + fun + compliments

The dress has a subtle flower stitching in black on black which makes the black dress just a bit more appropriate for a spring wedding. I decided to "spring" up the dress even more with some bright colored accents in my jewelry and shoes. The dress flares out after the waist with a slight pouf giving you more of a flirty feel which was fun for dancing. (However watch how you stand in pictures to avoid looking larger than you are.) I'm sure you've seen it in other pictures but this dress is definitely cleavage bearing so if you're not okay with that, stay away. (I got a lot of compliments on how amazing my boobs looked, haha.) Hourglass girls - I could've sized down to an 8 in this dress to truly fit my waist but the 10 wasn't bad. I am disappointed that I didn't get a better picture of the dress so that you could see all of this for yourself!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
May 16, 2015
I loved this dress!

I loved this dress! The silhouette is perfect, and I loved the pockets! I felt great and got a ton of compliments. As everyone said the straps were a little long and I couldn't wear a bra without it showing. Luckily the structure of the dress lets you wear it without a bra and double sided tape keeps the straps in place. I would definitely wear this again!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
June 30, 2015
Classic!

I didn't end up wearing this but will definitely rent for a future event. It was perfect and classic!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176lbs
July 27, 2015
I could've used a size down. The neckline is beautiful but too low cut to be comfortable.

I received a ton of compliments and felt very sophisticated in the dress. I felt self conscious about the roomy neckline.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
August 27, 2015
Flattering LBD!

True to size, need an adjustable bra, maybe some tape. Low cut, wide back.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 170lbs
September 14, 2015
This dress turned me into a princess!

I'm not a dress up kind of person, so when my daughter talked me into this dress I was a little intimidated. And when I saw the highest size was a 12 I was nervous. I ordered a backup dress to be safe (which turned out to be not only matronly but huge). This dress was practically perfect. I went braless with lots of tape and I left the length at just below the knee. Nude pumps, rtr necklace and earrings and I was a dream! It wasn't til halfway through the evening I noticed I had left my wedding ring at home :-)

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
October 26, 2015
This dress made me feel beautiful!

Perfect for a wedding. Classic black dress with an amazing cut for anyone's body!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 10, 2015
Great fit and comfy!

I loved the dress. Just had a baby so am Between sizes and this dress had a great neckline and form while not being tight around hips. Also loved the pockets! The only downside was that it he pockets did make the hips look a little bigger than they actually were, but wasn't too much.

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
November 12, 2015
This dress was incredible

Absolutely loved this dress. It was super flattering. The only this about fit is that I have very slight shoulders, and the straps were way too big I hat to safety pin them. Otherwise the perfect dress!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 25, 2015
Loved the dress

It was a little tight in the bodice, but not uncomfortable for a 5 hour, 5 course meal and the tighter bodice meant that I could let the straps slip out on my shoulders without worrying about anything falling down. I would have liked to try on the 2, but may well have ended up wearing the 0 anyway. The dress itself was so much fun to wear-- classic cut but the fabric paired with some great heels and a necklace still felt modern and sophisticated.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 3, 2015
Pretty dress unless you are busty

I loved this dress but unfortunately my 36DD chest was too overwhelming for it. The girls were hanging out of it and not in a cute sexy way. I tried no bra but the cut is a little awkward if your large chested. The cut would be perfect if you are a C cup or smaller! It's a beautiful dress though, the material is gorgeous. I wish I could have worn it!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 18, 2015
Classic beauty

This was exactly what I was looking for for a fancy holiday party. Unfortunately, the 6 was too tight on my bust to wear. An 8 would have been perfect! Will definitely rent size 8 for my next event

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 27
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
January 26, 2016
The length of this dress!

I LOVE THIS DRESS!!! it was the perfect length for me. I'm 6'1" so it's hard to find shirt dresses that are not REALLY short on me. This hit right about my knee. It was a little tight on my boobs so if I rented it again I might go a size up because I'm not a fan of lots of cleavage.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 29, 2016
Pockets + classy glamour

Beautiful dress, the material is full and luxurious--this dress is impeccably designed and it has pockets!! I want to own this dress.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 31, 2016
Flattering and fun!

I wore this dress to my boyfriends award banquet and it was perfect! I typically wear a size 6 and the 4 fit perfectly. Definitely shows quiet a bit of cleavage, but it was comfortable and easy to dance in.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
February 16, 2016
Nice fit!

Straps were a little loose but the fit was fantastic everywhere else!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 15, 2014
This made my waist look so tiny!!!

The straps on the 12 were too long, and the chest in the 10 a little snug (36DD). I'm 5'3" and the length hit about 4 or 5 inches below my knees. Overall, the top was really slimming and glamorous. The bottom was okay. The pockets were fantastic. My husband really liked the cleavage, but I'm glad I wore it for our theater night before renting it for a work Christmas party.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 16, 2015
Fun and flirty dress to dance the night away in!!

The original dress I rented did NOT fit my body shape so RTR was kind enough to overnight me this Jill Jill Stewart dress and it was perfect!! It was fun yet classy enough for a formal wedding. And this dress is perfect for dancing all night!!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
June 15, 2015
Very flattering!

This is a really gorgeous dress (plus it has pockets!) and my only gripe is the fit wasn't great on me. The straps were really loose and they kept falling down until I pinned them to my bra straps. The fabric is gorgeous thicker brocade, so I would recommend this for events in cooler months (my own mistake wearing this to a June wedding). I got compliments all night, especially on how good it made my cleavage look - ha!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 12, 2015
Nice, but lots of cleavage

The dress is nice. The material is higher quality. It ran small, particularly in the chest. Granted, I'm a 34D if not DD with a wide back. it requires a strapless bra otherwise you will see the bra in the back. It was too tight with my strapless bra so I wore it without a bra. It looked quite good for no bra, but not the ideal fit I was looking for. I did get lots of positive comments, however, particularly from the guys!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 16, 2015
Perfect LBD

Wore this to a wedding and it was an "Audrey Hepburn " moment.. Everyone complimented this dress and it was beautiful and comfortable too! And there was pockets! The size 8 fit perfectly ...

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
September 24, 2015
Great dress

As other reviewers have said- the straps are a bit long and kept falling down. I had to pin them up to stay. Otherwise loved the pockets and cut of the dress. Got lots of compliments. Probably wouldn't recommend for bustier women as the top is a little revealing (unless you are ok with that! ;) )

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Age: 34
March 1, 2016
I loved how the dress had pockets!

The fit was snug in the torso, but otherwise pretty dress!

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Age: 30
May 4, 2016
Wore for engagement pics

Loved how cute and fun this dress was. I wore it to take my engagement pictures and I felt great wearing it

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
May 8, 2016
Gorgeous and comfortable!

I wore this to a hospital gala, and it was amazing! Super comfortable (hello, POCKETS!) and beautiful. I'm usually a 4 but I followed the other reviews and ordered the 2, and it fit perfectly. Highly recommended!!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
May 20, 2016
Sticky tape needed

Extremely deep v neck needed sticky bra tape to prevent bra from showing. Wasn't exactly fitted even for a 0 around the chest. This is meant for someone with an extra long upper torso.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 34C
June 6, 2016
Great fit!

The size was incredibly accurate. It was a little low cut, but I wore a chunky necklace to balance it. Love the pockets!!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 26, 2016
New Years Wedding!

I felt beautiful and classy in this black dress! I loved the scoop in the back and the pockets! It was very comfortable!

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 11, 2016
Pockets!

Loved the pockets and neckline on this dress. Skirt was a little poofy which made my hips look a bit bigger but not a deal breaker.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
November 7, 2016
Nice dress

The dress was a great fit, but the fabric looked worn. Appeared to have been cleaned often and didn't look as nice as I had hoped.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 2, 2019
Very pretty

This dress looked much better in person than it does in pictures. The embroidery detail was pretty, but it doesn't show up in photos.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 2, 2014
Classic black dress, still fun and romantic

This dress is beautifully made. The fabric is a nice weight Jacquard. It is a poly blend and doesn't wrinkle. It is great for pear shaped girls like myself because of the fit and flare. It has pockets which was a big plus. I was able to wear a regular bra but I think a petite girl might have the bra peeking out at the back. However, the fabric is so sturdy that you could get away with no bra if that's an option for you. The cut of the skirt is unique and gives volume without looking too vintage. I say runs large but with dress sizes today who can say. I have worn sixes and zeros.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 23, 2014
Not a good fit

I ordered this to wear in my engagement photos and was really excited to receive it! I ordered a 2 and a 0. I am usually a size 2-4, but knew I'd have some room in the hips. The flair was too much for me. I guess I am long-waisted, so the flair started at a really unflattering part of my body. I also found that even the 0 was a little too large in the waist. Overall, both sizes were just way too long and full on bottom half for my figure. The material was really nice and very pretty. I think this dress would look great on someone with slimmer hips and longer legs.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
November 10, 2014
Classic and effortless

Get noticed in this classic LBD. I received so many compliments. I'm pear shape and the neckline and aline help balance out my body. I paired some big earrings and fabulous shoes. I felt like a million bucks!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 18, 2014
Very cute, classy!

Wore this to the opera-- needed a pretty major push up bra to fill it out, so if you're smaller-chested, I'd recommend strategic shapewear. The pockets were great, my date loved it and I got lots of compliments! I'd have actually sized down to a 00 for this one, probably, but it all worked out.

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