KAUFMANFRANCO

Onyx Column Gown

$2,195 retail

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Stylist Notes

A sheer shoulder insert highlights the trend-right neckline and adds interest to this sophisticated column gown by KAUFMANFRANCO.

Size & Fit

This gown runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Floor 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.
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black crepe (97% Polyester, 3% Spandex). Gown. Cap sleeve. One shoulder neckline. Hidden side zipper closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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81 reviews
Fit
Large
(8)
True to Size
(25)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
February 5, 2018
Loved this dress so much I wish I had another event to wear it too!

The dress is so classic with a sexy twist! I received so many compliments in this dress and felt great!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
February 6, 2018
Stylist Review

This gown was cute! It was form fitting in the waist/stomach and a little bit bigger on top. It was really flattering and definitely shows off your hips and curves! There is no stretch in the fabric, would consider sizing up if you have fuller hips. Great to wear for a Gala or a wedding!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
February 9, 2018
This was the perfect black tie affair gown

Fits true to size

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
February 13, 2018
Elegant yet sexy

I felt great in this dress, despite stressing over not being able to wear Spanx! The material is thick and clearly high quality. The cutout on the side is unexpected but gives this very elegant dress a sexy edge.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
February 13, 2018
Stylist Review

Such a beautiful gown! The Tan sections are sheer, so wearing the proper undergarments are a must. The NuBra or no bra at all would be best. Also, underwear with a thinner band, or maybe a nude color would work. The fabric has no stretch, so I suggest sizing up for sure fir the back up size. The gown fits really straight, so the size up will be perfect especially is you have hips.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 14, 2018
Gorgeous material!

This dress is gorgeous, the fit is forgiving, but I rented it for a wedding and couldn't lift my arm because of the cap sleeve, so did not end up wearing it. If it were not a dancing event, this dress would be perfect!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 51
February 15, 2018
Perfect NYC night wedding!

Simple but chic! loved it and got many compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
February 13, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous and elegant!

Had a little bagginess in the 4, but the 2 fit like a glove! I felt so sophisticated all night!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
February 20, 2018
Beware of the mesh cutout on the side!

I didn't end up wearing this dress because I found the mesh cutout to be too revealing and too deep on the side for the occasion I was attending. Unfortunately, I didnt get any photos of the cutout. However, the gown is beautiful, great length (I'm 5'4 and wearing 3" heels and perfect for an occasion that allows a little skin!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 20, 2018
I was getting compliments on the dress all night!

I ended up getting this dress because the original one I ordered was damaged however, it couldn't have worked out better. It was a big large on me however, it was a work event so I didn't want it skin tight anyway. I loved how it was classy but subtly sexy with the mesh cut outs. Also, you definitely cannot wear a normal bra with this because of the mesh cutout on the side however, the material is fairly thick so I was able to get away without one.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
February 23, 2018
Love Love Love

If you're looking for a dress that is both sophisticated and sexy, this is your dress.

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 28, 2018
I had a ton of compliments on this dress!

The fit was great! I did wear without a bra because of the mesh on the shoulder and side. The material allowed me to do that without being noticable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 4, 2018
Classy and sophisticated

From my friends' comments on Facebook, this dress is stunning and gorgeous. Many compliments all night long. I got lucky and received this as a backup due to an issue with the original rented dress. No complaints here, loved the fit and the style.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2018
Classy dress, wish it had worked for me

This is a lovely dress with nice thick fabric, very modest and yet sexy. It does run large in my opinion -- I normally wear a 4 and it was pretty loose on me (I do like a close fit though). The fabric does not have stretch. I would suggest sizing down for your backup. The reason it did not work for me is that the mesh panels were much too dark for my pale white skin -- it had that "suntan pantyhose" look. For anyone with olive or darker skin it would be fine, but looks weird on pale girls.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 45
March 9, 2018
Beautiful and elegant. So happy I rented this.

Fits true to size, a little long for me, but used hem tape and voila, perfection!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 150lbs
March 21, 2018
Didnt end uo wearing it

The dress fits very nice and its flattering, the side is see thru mesh which is very sexy, but doesnt allow for spanx or a bra. I ordered it as a back up and didnt wear it. The main issue i had was that i ordered the 6L and it wasn't long enough! I am almost 5'10 and it was just long enough barefoot.

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 2, 2018
Absolutely loved this dress!!!

This dress was so comfortable and easy to wear. It was a bit out of my comfort zone but I was so glad I chose it. It was perfect for our Bond-themed event.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
April 10, 2018
Beautiful but too big all over, Fortunately I had another RTR dress to wear

great quality, just too big for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 11, 2018
Perfect

Very well made, fantastic fit, will rent again

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 14, 2018
Stunning!

Perfect fit for my hourglass shape. I have Broad shoulders, a small waist and full hips but the dress flattered it all. A week later people were still talking about the gorgeous dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
April 17, 2018
Not this excited since my wedding gown!

Not your typical LBD! The illusion panels on this gown amp up the sexy factor while remaining very classy for a black tie event. I'm 5 foot two and I found some cheap heels at forever 21 that had approx 3 inch platforms and a 5 inch heel which made the length perfect on the regular length dress. There will still be a slight train in the back as the dress is made for that. The dress feels like silk and the panels are sewn in a diagonal. It feels like butter on your body or the most comfortable silk pajamas ever. I cannot recommend enough it is stunning! II wore a nubra and you can get away with very tiny undies if you want. I wore with the RTR Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal waterfall earrings and they were cascading diamonds from my ears!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
April 17, 2018
Opera beauty

The material is great and it is very conservative. It is not too daring. It is long though, three inch heels and at times I would step on it a little. Looser in the waist, but not big at all. Definitely rent it!

Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 19, 2018
Love it!

Loved this dress so much! It fits like a glove.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 35
April 30, 2018
The peek-a-boo side

I rented a smaller size in hopes it'll be a better fit. Its a gorgeous dress and fantastic quality.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 2, 2018
Amazing dress, fun and sexy but with class

The most amazing dress I rented to date. Wish I had a reason to wear it more often.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 6, 2018
Simple yet elegant and unique

Dress is so flattering and sexy. Wore it for a black tie gala and received compliments all night. The asymmetrical length allows me to show off my shoes too!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 6, 2018
I bet it's really amazing

But it didn't fit so nothing special to remember. Runs very small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 107lbs
June 6, 2018
It's a stunning dress and so flattering!

Fits like a glove and is absolutely gorgeous. I'm wearing it to a wedding next week.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 142lbs
June 8, 2018
Wanted this to work!

Love the look and the material but the dress felt like it was "twisting" on me. It wasn't, but I kept having to look and felt like I needed to adjust it... so ended up passing on this one.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
June 25, 2018
Stunning!

The fabric and fit of this dress is amazing. I loved the mesh panels and didn't feel too exposed at all. I ordered the 0R... I'm usually a size 0 or 2 and this dress fit my body perfect.. it wasn't skin tight, but was extremely flattering to my figure. I'm 5'4" tall and I tried it on with 4 inch heels and it was still a little long. I rented the dress to try it on for a specific formal event in several weeks. I will definitely rent this dress again for that event, however will find a taller shoe that has a 1" platform (5" heel) so it doesn't drag. Also, thank goodness I didn't need to wear the dress this time around as it did have an extremely strong body odor scent. When I rent it again in a few weeks I hope it is a different dress or is deeply cleaned.

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 27, 2018
Stunning dress - runs a little big

This dress was so beautifully made and cut beautifully. I looked at all the reviews and went up a size. I usually have to wear shapewear to smooth my belly bumps (from two major abdominal surgeries). Didn't need it with this dress - the fabric lay perfectly. I was actually able to wear regular seamless underwear and it didn't show through the mesh side panel! Wore an adhesive bra as well. I rented it for a black tie wedding. The only tough part was trying not to step on the train when I was dancing.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 30
July 14, 2018
Didnt wear. Never shipped

Looked beautiful

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 153lbs
August 28, 2018
Not quite right

I this got fairly well but hubby thought it has an ice skating outfit look. I'm a 38d but somehow didn't fill out the top all the way. Length was good.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Weight: 120lbs
September 5, 2018
Black tie wedding

Beautiful dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
September 10, 2018
Gorgeous

Loved this dress and got tons of compliments. The fabric is thick and luxe and feels expensive. I'm 5'8" and found it slightly short on the hem so if you're any taller I would opt for L instead of R. Also might not be best for those with a larger bust as the cutouts make it impossible to wear a bra.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 12, 2018
-

Really cool dress, but I didn't choose it b/c I couldn't figure out how to work a bra - the sides are sheer and even my sheerest bra looked less than amazing. A bit tight across the back, but I'm a boxer/yogi, so this is normal for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 12, 2018
Love it

Beautiful dress. Very fitting too! I almost did choose this gown , but for the kind of affair then l am going it would be too uptight !

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 16, 2018
Simply Gorgeous

I felt so great in this dress. It fit like a glove and the material was excellent quality. Wore to a black tie wedding and received compliments all night long.

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
September 27, 2018
Black tie wedding elegant and fashion forward gown

This dress was so glam! Was worn with the NuBra since there is see-through mesh on one of the sides. Very comfortable and elegant. I am 510 and wore this dress with 3 inch heels. A little bit of arm restriction but was still able to dance.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
October 3, 2018
I didn't end up wearing this. The cut outs make wearing any bras or underwear impossible.

You can't wear any underwear. Really pretty and super sexy but not right for a wedding.

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