Black Cage Back Gown

$140 – $160 rental
$1,090 retail
Stylist Notes

Take your evening wear to the next level with this La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni gown. Be ready, its gorgeously intricate cage back will attract tons of compliments and conversation starters.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-48, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Very Fitted fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: 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'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Petite, Pear, Straight & narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black ponte (72% Polyamide, 28% Elastane). Long sleeves. Boat neckline. Gown. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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68 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(27)
Small
(6)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 14, 2017
Loved this dress!
I loved everything about this dress! It was long enough (44L) that I could wear it with heels (I'm 5'9). The dress was beautiful, I wore it to a gala and received countless complements from strangers! The dress was comfortable and I completely recommend it to anyone thinking about renting it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
August 11, 2017
Fabulous Dress for a Fancy Night Out...and no help needed getting it on!
This dress looks plain Jane from the front, but turn around and bam, it's smoking hot! And because it's from Chiara di Bona you just have to pull it on. No zippers or clasps to deal with. I wore this dress for a Saturday night at the opera and felt fabulous for an evening out on the town. Definitely find a reason to rent this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 19, 2017
Glamorous head turning gown
This was a back-up gown. I did not know I was receiving it until I opened the package. I was upset at first until I put it on. It was better than the original order. The dress literally fits like a wet suit. If you enjoy tight clothing you will enjoy wearing this dress. It was easy to dance in too! Very stretchy so I could eat and not worry about the dress being too tight. I recommend doing your hair/makeup after putting it on because your face/hair will likely mess a bit when putting dress over your head. There are NO zippers. The long sleeves were divine and made me feel super glamorous. I received a ton of compliments. This dress is anything but a basic black gown, it is divine. I would rent this again, if I was apt to wear the same dress again.
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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 23, 2017
Great fit and stunning back!
Loved the fit of this dress! Really sucks you in and built in bra. Amazing back! Got so many compliments. This is a fantastic option for a forma event!
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Size worn:
38L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 10, 2017
Fits like a glove - no fuss beautiful dress!
I received so many compliments for this dress. It was the perfect balance to blend in and stand out at a black tie event. I wore the 38L with 4 inch heels and no bra. I think the 40L would have worked totally fine, but I sized down to ensure the chest was very fitted and I could get away without wearing an annoying strapless bra! The fabric is odd - I think another review described it as a wet suit and that is pretty accurate. But once you slip it on it's a no fuss dress! It stays in place, lays well against the body and moves really well as you walk. This dress was beautiful and so comfortable - I would absolutely rent it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119lbs
May 26, 2017
LOVED this dress--wish I could own it
I absolutely adored this dress. I rented it for a black tie gala, and honestly wish I could wear it again and again. I received compliments all night on it. The fit is fabulous, and the cut and color are slimming. I would have rented the long if I wanted to wear larger heels, but this was mostly fine for kitten heels.
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 18, 2017
Beautiful dress. Hugs your curves
True I fit. Very comfortable
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
May 8, 2017
Did not fit - way too small.
Didn't wear
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 126lbs
May 8, 2017
Stunning NYC Flagship Last-Minute Rental
I found this dress via a last-minute rental at the NYC Flagship store. My entire experience was easy and fun. I was in and out of the store within an hour, and found this fabulous dress for the GLAAD Media Awards. The back is stunning, and I was comfortable all night.
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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 30, 2017
The back of this dress was phenomenal.
I am pear shaped, and this dress really accentuated my curves. Do not recommend if you are going to be in a warm environment in this dress- dress is very heavy. Loved the back. Was the perfect length with 3" heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
April 27, 2017
Perfect fit and length. Very flattering and comfortable.
Gorgeous dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 26, 2017
This dress is really short. I'm 5'5 and it didn't even touch the ground
Cool dress but too short!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 23, 2017
Gala perfection!
Perfect black tie dress. Comfortable with a unique detail on the back of the dress.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 20, 2017
This dress was perfect for a military formal event.
Loved this dress. I am normally a size 10 but ordered a 12 because most RtR dresses I've ordered have run a little small. It fit perfectly. The only thing that kept this dress from 5 stars was the lack of a zipper.
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Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
April 17, 2017
Great dress for 7 months pregnant!
Overall, I liked this dress for its comfort, long sleeves, overall elegance and of course nice cut out on the upper back. The fabric and dark color make it especially flattering and the fabric supported the bust nicely as I didn't wear a bra, just petals. This dress's thick and stretchy fabric was perfect to wear while pregnant (and growing) and offered good support (no spanx needed). Just dress up with great earrings and purse! The dress is tight and form fitting! Euro size 44 supposedly = U.S. 10, and I usually wear a 6 (even while pregnant) so order larger size! Only potential cons: Easily wrinkled, I had it pressed once I got to my hotel as I was traveling. But will likely arrive to you at least a little wrinkled. You may be able to iron or steam on own but not sure. You might overheat in this dress - for cool and moderate rooms only! Overall, loved it!
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
April 15, 2017
This dress made me feel completely glamorous and beautiful! I got SO many compliments about it!
Fit well, I wore spanx
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
April 11, 2017
I had a ball wearing this dress! Hugged the curves, simple and understated, fun back detail.
This dress is extremely form fitting but has a great amount of stretch so it wasn't at all uncomfortable. The front looked very simple and understated, and then the drama of the back detail was super fun. Wear your hair up so everyone can see it! It's a little short - I wore low-ish heels and wish it had been about an inch longer, but it was NBD (I'm 5'7'' and 120 lbs). Need a backless bra. Felt great with some spanx. But overall this was the most comfortable dress I've ever worn to a black tie event and I think every single person I talked to gave me a compliment - absolutely recommend this one! Perfect blend of elegant, sexy, and fun.
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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 9, 2017
Shrink Wrapped into this dress
Held everything in and up! The dress was stunning. I added a chain belt to make it pop. Arms are tight but the material is stretchy. Loved it and highly recommend it even for very large busted ladies.( no bra needed)
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 23
April 9, 2017
Amazing!
The fit was great! I'm 6'1 and it wasn't a bad choice with my 2 in heel I had. It didn't drag the floor which I would have love but giving I'm so tall it almost impossible. It was only 2 inches off the ground! My ass looks phenomenal! FYI I wore a adhesive bra that I got from target with the U shape in it! I got a half slip and that kept my dress from riding up majority of the night. It was very comfortable and the material was very stretchy! I will definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 7, 2017
I wore this to the Golden Globes - was comfortable and I got SO many compliments.
I'm curvy & was nervous about how tight it'd be but it worked out PERFECTLY. I didn't wear a bra (and as a D thats a big deal), but it supported me perfectly. Plus, it was COMFORTABLE = HUGE plus.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 3, 2017
Gorgeous classy dress
Fit snugly in all the right places. Definitely can't wear a normal bra with it and I also used spanx. But it was comfortable (all things considered) and I got a ton of compliments!
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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
March 28, 2017
Classic black dress with stunning back
This dress hugs all of your curves in the right places- it was snug, but had a smooth and comfortable material that flattered my figure. I wore it for a black tie affair and got many compliments. I would recommend for any formal occasion!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Weight: 172lbs
March 28, 2017
A night to remember
Being 8 1/2 months pregnant and going to a ball can be very very very frustrating! However, I went with this dress and it was a hit! Very elegant!
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Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Work
March 20, 2017
The fabric was AH-mazing
The size was perfect for me. It was long which I loved because I wanted to wear heels anyways. I was able to sit, stand, walk and eat all comfortably! The dress holds everything in as well. Seriously the best! So many compliments. I felt elegant as well. Can't wait to get another dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
March 20, 2017
Elegance in the front, drama in the back!
I rented this for my husband's gala benefit dinner and dance. I usually wear color but decided to go with black this year, and this dress was a great choice. It's simple, but the fit and back detail make for something special. The fabric has a nice weight, and I was comfortable dancing all night. There is no zipper, so I had to step into the gown from the top. I didn't wear a bra because of the back, but the dress held everything in (and up!) nicely! I loved it.
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
March 19, 2017
Fabulous wedding night out with friends
This dress fit like a glove! It truly made me feel special - like a celebrity on Oscar night. It was comfortable and easy to dance in, even though it hugged all the right places and accentuates your figure.
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
March 19, 2017
Gorgeous Gown
This gown was exquisite! Form fitting but very classy, true to size. I'm normally a size 2. This gown made me feel beautiful. First time using Rent the Runway and certainly won't be my last. Due to bad weather they sent me notice that the dress could be delayed a day, when I called to check status they expressed concern if the dress would make it on time and even when I agreed it would they still gave me a credit. Great doing business with and such an easy return process. Thank you Rent the Runway for an unforgettable experience.
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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
March 18, 2017
Form fitting
The dress fit was amazing! It accentuated all the right places. So many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
48R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Weight: 170lbs
March 9, 2017
YES YES YES!
Absolutely stunning dress that is one of the most flattering things I've ever put on my body. I'm so glad I rented it, since it didn't really "grab" me seeing it on the site (I err towards flashier, more dramatic dresses usually). Just trust me when I tell you that you will look and feel like a trillion bucks in this- I truly felt like a celebrity in it. Oh, did I mention it's insanely comfortable, too? Just rent it already!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 9, 2017
Unique, eye-catching, yet classy look.
The material of this dress is similar to a wetsuit -- yet it is surprisingly comfortable. The fit was perfect, but a bit snug in the breast area and a tad loose in the hips. (I'm quite busty -- 34D -- yet have a very straight cut, athletic figure that is lacking a bit in the hip department.) It still looked great though, making me look a little more flat on the top and still not bunching up or hanging from side of my hips. I was the only one that could tell these nuances of the fit -- in the mirror as well as to my hubby and kids it looked great and they did not even notice anything at all. The gown is very form fitting, so much so that you can easily wear it without a bra and it will still keep the girls in place. The reason why I ended up not choosing this dress is because I could not have comfortably eaten a dinner and felt just as svelte in it afterwards. I still loved it though and I would DEFINITELY rent this dress again when the occasion does not involve a multi-course dinner. Highly recommended.
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 8, 2017
I wish I could have kept this dress! So comfortable and so classy.
I wore a 6long and being large in the chest, I was shocked I didn't even need to wear a bra thanks to the built in bra shelf. The material is extra thick so it holds you in, in all the right places and shows off your curves! I was glad the dress is long, I am 5'7, wear 3 inch heels and the dress draped at the ground which I thought elongated me even more. Seriously, I wish I could have kept this dress!
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Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
March 8, 2017
Everyone raved about this dress. The back adds a nice pop to an elegant style black dress.
Fit nicely and perfect length with high heels.
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Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
March 8, 2017
This dress made me feel elegant, confident, and just sassy enough!
The dress is very form fitting, but the material was thick and supportive enough to feel confident. The back is beautiful and the silhouette worked wonderfully.
Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
March 5, 2017
Thanks
I've worn this brand before so knew that to get in these dresses , you step in through the neckline- fit great - back is the focal point
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 5, 2017
The back makes this dress amazing!
I loved this dress. The material is very thick and it hugs your body well. I normally wear a 2 and I ended up wearing the 38. I am only 5'3 so I had to wear 5 inch heels to keep it from hitting the ground. I wore this on a cold night and the thick material kept me warm. I didn't wear a bra with it and it was fine. Great shape and felt great on. It was a fun dress to wear on an anniversary date with my husband!
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Size worn:
38L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 3, 2017
Gorgeous Dress
This dress fit like a glove. I rented the 38L and the 40L and both fit but I liked the 38L better. I was worried about being hot since it's long sleeved but I danced all night and I was fine. I would highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
March 1, 2017
Wore to a Mardi Gras ball in New Orleans and it was GORGEOUS!
Hard to wear undergarments with this dress because it's so tight (almost like wearing spanx). The sleeves got a little hot towards the end of the night, but nothing terrible. Highly recommend this dress! Millions of compliments.
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Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
March 1, 2017
AMAZING dress, AMAZING evening!!
This dress is exquisite. It fit me like a glove. I wore this to a red carpet event and was told I looked stunning all evening! The dress is very stretchy and the material thick. It smooths out your body. I would suggest doing your hair and makeup before getting into this dress. There isn't a zipper, so you must step into the dress and pull it up. Put on your deodorant last! Overall, a FANTASTIC dress. I will be renting it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 28, 2017
Fit like a glove!
After my original dress did not fit, this one was overnighted to me and it was amazing! The material had just the right amount of give (elastic quality) to slide over my slim frame and wider hips. The material is great quality, thick but not too hot. And the back cage gave this simple black dress exactly the "pop" it needed. I was complimented all night! :) If I had to rent again, I'd go for the long length. The regular was just right without shoes but when paired with 4 inch heels, the hem sat well above the ground. I prefer a gown to just sweep the floor with heels. Other than length this was another RTR success story!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 27, 2017
Best dress ever!!!
This dress is absolutely stunning. The fit is amazing. It hugs every curve perfectly. The only "bad" thing was that it was a little difficult putting it on because there are no zippers. But overall this dress is a 10++!!!
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