Black Buffy Gown

$750 retail

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Stylist Notes

The deep V-neck design. The ruffle cold shoulder. The classic black hue. This La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni gown radiates elegance. Pair it with a teardrop necklace and a red clutch to complete the look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black ponte (72% Polyamide, 28% Elastane). Gown. Short sleeves. V-neckline. Partially lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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130 reviews
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(3)
True to Size
(52)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 4, 2017
Beautiful and comfortable!

This dress is super stretchy and comfortable. I wish I ordered a size smaller but even the bigger size fit very well. Would definitely wear again! I wore this to a black tie wedding.

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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
September 11, 2017
It came on time and was in great condition!

This is a fabulous dress, it fits well, can be worn with or without a bra, although I wore one as it gave a little cleavage. I'm tall, and it could have been a tad longer with my four inch heels. It was a bit tight to walk in, but I found I could actually hike it up and it looked like a nice short dress so I could move about on the dance floor. Loved it!

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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
September 17, 2017
SEXY fitted dress... lots of compliments!

I ordered this dress for a black tie wedding in DC. This takes little black dress to the next level! I would 100% rent again. Pros: 1) I'm 5'2 so it's hard to find a dress for short folks like me. Wore three inch heels, and length was great! 2) Photographed really well. 3) Very slimming, hourglass shape Cons: 1) Couldn't wear spanxx as material showed the lines

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
September 24, 2017
This is a very flattering dress !

I am 128 lb , fit , 5'3 - 32D and this dress fit me beautifully

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 131lbs
October 16, 2017
No zipper and fits over a 22 week bump no problem!

So perfect for pregnancy. Covers the top part of my arms in a flattering way. I didn't have to wear a bra although you can if you want. It is somehow a heavy almost structured material but stretchy at the same time. I'm 5'8 but with the bump it just barely touched the floor. If I weren't pregnant the length would be perfect. I would highly recommend this dress

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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32DD
November 12, 2017
Perfect!

The dress was so flattering and the material is amazing. Huge compliments! Would definitely wear it again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
52R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 50
November 13, 2017
I felt fabulous looking and the dress was so perfectly comfortable

The smaller and larger size were both great in the body and gave my straight frame an hourglass effect. I opted for the larger size because it was a nicer fit on my breasts. The only downside was that the dress was not as long as i would have wanted for my height

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 19, 2017
Amazing fit and fabric! Definitely has an "Italian bombshell" vibe.

Fabric was amazing hides flaws. I'm 5'2 and this was the perfect length. The 40 fit very well I'm a size 4. If you are in between a 2 and a 4 and don't have any flaws to hide you could size down. Oh, best thing about this dress, you can wear a regular bra! If you are bigger chested it is also flattering on the ladies! So many compliments on this one. Oh, I didn't wear the sleeves the way they were supposed to be. My arms are too short it looked funny.

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Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
December 6, 2017
Sleek & comfortable

Fit like a glove, gots lots of compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 17, 2017
Comfortable, stylish, and easy to wear - just wish it had a zipper.

It was a little short (I am 5'3" and with a four inch heel it didnt come to the floor). Very low cut, so beware if that concerns you, but i felt beautiful and elegant all night.

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Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 26, 2017
Simple, elegant

I was 4 months pregnant when I wore this dress to a fancy gala. It was comfortable and there was a lot of room while still being form fitting. It was elegant and the length was perfect to wear with 3 inch heels.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 11, 2018
Fit like an expensive glove

This is one of my absolute favorite RTR pieces and possibly the most stunning dress I've ever worn...period. No zipper and a stretchy firm material that hugs your curves. I'm still getting compliments any time someone comes across the picture. A new favorite designer who gets women's bodies.

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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
January 30, 2018
Perfect for black tie in January

Seriously considering buying this dress... fits like a glove, super flattering and easy to wear.

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Size worn:
50R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 22
February 19, 2018
Endless compliments!

I rented the 48R and the 50R. I wore the 50R because it was the first one I tried on and it fit perfectly. This dress has a good amount of cleavage to make it formal but still sexy. The only thing I wish I had done was rent them in the long. I wanted the gown to touch the floor a bit more (I'm about 5'4). Otherwise, lovely night in a great gown!

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Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 20, 2018
Lovely Dress

This dress was my backup and did not disappoint! The fit and material help hid all flaws while accentuating a womans curves making a woman feel elegant. The ruffle arms are a beautiful detail. I am usually somewhere between a 2-6 depending on the designer and wore a 40L comfortably. I am pear shaped but did not feel that way wearing this dress! I would rent from this designer over and over!

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Size worn:
50R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Body type: Hourglass
April 22, 2018
Accentuated all of my curves!

Loved everything about this dress! Flattering, stretchy material and gorgeous design. Can't wait to wear it again!

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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
May 8, 2018
So comfortable and flattering

Got like a dream. I received so many compliments on how this dress just hugged all of my curves in such a flattering way! Felt like a Queen!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
52R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
May 10, 2018
Beautiful gown!

La petite Robe makes the best dresses. The material flatters anyone.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
May 11, 2018
One of my favorite rentals!

The fit of this dress is SO comfortable. No zipper and stretchy material makes for a dress that fits multiple body types. So so so comfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
May 20, 2018
Total Bond Girl

Just rent this!

Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 21, 2018
Perfect Black Tie Event dress

I loved this dress! It was perfect for a formal charity gala and was sooo comfortable!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
May 24, 2018
This dress was a major hit.

Stretchy fabric hugs all your curves and shows them off. I have a very large bust and never felt like I was going to fall out of it. The fit made me feel like a goddess and all eyes were for sure on me. Super comfy, so it wasn't stopping me from dancing all night. Highly recommend. It was perfection.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
May 30, 2018
Perfect for a baby bump!

This dress was absolutely perfect for the black tie wedding I attended at 26 weeks pregnant. The dress is so comfortable and has a lot of stretch, but is very flattering. Beware: it is short! Even after renting the long, at 5'5" I could only wear flats.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
June 18, 2018
Amazing for 30 weeks pregnant!

Loved this dress for a gala. Will rent this designer again! Super stretchy material so great for any stage of pregnancy.

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Size worn:
50R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
June 18, 2018
When my significant other could not stop looking at me in this dress.

This dress fits very well and extremely comfortable. I loved it and it was a hit.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
52R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 228lbs
June 20, 2018
Va Va Voom

This dress makes you feel glamorous! It fits like a glove and accentuates your curves all the while still looking classy ! This designer is one of my favorites. No zippers are a added bonus ! Will continue to rent !!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 40
July 14, 2018
super flattering dress

super flattering dress that was comfy and covered my arms!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 14, 2018
Beautiful dress!

I love this dress and seriously thought about buying it. I am short and pear-shaped and it fit like a dream (wore 3.5 inch heels). I have baby weight from my toddler I still haven't lost :( and this dress held everything in while being completely comfortable. Highly recommend!

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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 5, 2018
Simple and Classy

The dress fit great. This is my second time renting this company from rent the runway and the definitely do not disappoint. The stretchy material is super comfy and form fitting. The cut isn't too low so the dress is very classy and sophisticated.

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Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
September 14, 2018
Wedding glam at 32-weeks pregnant

Like others described, this fit like a glove and was super comfortable all night long, even for my 32-week belly. I opted to pin up the sleeves. My only complaint is that it was too short. I ended up wearing jeweled sparkly sandals, which my pregnant feet were thankful for, but would have preferred this to be a little longer so I could at least wear a kitten heel.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 17, 2018
I felt so beautiful all evening

Fits true to size. It's a very comfortable dress. It fits your body like a glove! This designer is one of my favorites!!! I will rent again.

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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
September 24, 2018
Elegant

Dress was beautiful and comfortable. Perfect for a black tie optional wedding. I received so many compliments. It was too long but I used hemming tape which held up amazingly.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
52R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
September 25, 2018
Fits impeccably well!!!

This dress is so elegant and fits so well!! It was a head turner and totally fit the "all black" formal dress code. I totally recommend it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 159lbs
September 25, 2018
Great Black Dress!

Very flattering on the curves and it highlighted the "girls" without showing too much. My only con is that the length could've been longer.

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Size worn:
50R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 2, 2018
Fabulous for black tie affair!

Absolutely my favorite RTR dress thus far. So many compliments! Wore a 14 could have gotten away with a 12 b/ it was a little big in the shoulders/back. If your busty but petite go with a 12 (size down)! Loved loved all the curves!

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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
October 2, 2018
Great fit for 36 weeks pregnant!

This dress fit perfect for being 36 weeks pregnant. It was stretchy enough to be comfortable all night for a black tie wedding. I loved this dress

Size worn:
50R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 65
October 8, 2018
The dress

Fit great

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
October 12, 2018
Great for black tie while pregnant

This fit really well over my 5 month pregnant belly but even the long length was short!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
October 14, 2018
Loved the dress. Understated and elegant. Easy to wear.

The regular was too short for me, but I made it work. Otherwise, the fit was perfect! I like the weight of the material, the detail around the arms was nice. Easy to wear, got lots of compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 17, 2018
The dress fit like a glove. Perfect everything!

Material is so nice. It's thick and has the perfect stretch.

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