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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64 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(27)
Small
(5)
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 30
December 3, 2016
The material of this dress is amazing!
I wore this for my 39 week pregnancy shoot. My pre pregnancy size is 4/6 I rented a 12 L. I'm about 5''7. Perfect stretchy material. The back is stunning. I will be renting this dress again for sure!!! loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 11, 2016
Elegant and comfortable
This fits like a glove and is very comfortable. Lots of compliments on the elegant back detail. A clean, chic silhouette.
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
December 18, 2016
Cute dress.
Cute dress, nice fit, fabric is very comfortable. I usually wear a 4, but the 2 fit nice and tight. The front of the dress is kind of boring but the nice fit makes it a little more exciting. The back is super cute, but hard to photograph for pictures without just putting your back to the camera.
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Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 21, 2016
showstopper!
This dress was a HUGE HIT! I'd never used RTR before, and I'd never work this particular designer. The fabric was slightly thick, so it smoothed any imperfections, and I felt very comfortable. I wore the size 40 in a long length. I'm about 5'6", and measure 34"x27"x36" and the 40L fit perfectly. It hugged just like it should, and the back was the pop I was looking for! I would advise staying true to size or smaller and maybe getting the L length if you are unsure because this fabric will shimmy up a little. This dress is great for medium to smaller-chested, as there is a shelf bra thing in it. If my future RTR rentals are this good, then I could def see myself using RTR again!
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
December 21, 2016
Perfect for a winter wedding. Classic dress!
This was not the original gown I ordered. I still wish I had been able to rent the other gown, but this one was still pretty. The length of this dress was a little long but it totally worked with some 3 inch heels. I am very short so it is hard to find gowns that are a decent length. The material is great, it's super fitted. There are no zippers so it is hard to get on and off. I got so many compliments on this dress because of the detail on the back.
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
December 21, 2016
Classy
It looked good in general but the fit wasn't perfect. It fit too snug at the top and I had quite a bit of room in the bottom. This would be ideal for someone with a small bust and bigger waist/hips.
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Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Weight: 166lbs
December 22, 2016
Not long enough for a tall woman
Overall the dress didn't seem as nice as it appears in the photos. I am 6ft tall and it was 3 inches off the ground with the long.
Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 27, 2016
elegant black dress with eye catching back. absolutely will rent again.
material is great. Dress longer than needed however not that noticeable with the trumpet style. I felt like the dress did stretch longer throughout the night.
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2017
This dress is super comfortable and I received compliments all night!
I'm 5'6" and typically between a 6-8 dress size. I ended up wearing a 44L (size 8) and with heels this dress fit perfectly and hid most "imperfections" very well. Due to the back a backless/strapless bra is needed but there is a mesh underlay that provides extra support which was a huge bonus for me. I would highly recommend this dress for a formal wedding or event.
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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 6, 2017
Amazing fit and stunning back
I wore this dress for NYE and I love the fit! The details in the back is what truly make the dress. I am 5'11 and would have ordered the long but this wasn't available, so the dress was a little short on me.
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Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 15, 2017
Charity event
Great dress for a very cold Michigan event. Fit well true to size. Long was perfect. Rented a necklace also.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
January 17, 2017
Stylist Review
The material for this gown is thick and very high quality. The cutout detail on the back is definitely the attention grabber! This style can run on the smaller side because it is very fitting. If you have the right size, this style will fit like a glove and show curves that you didn't even know you had! It is definitely sexy-sophisticated.
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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
January 21, 2017
I felt great in this gown!! The fabric is not flimsy, and I added a thin, gold chain belt !
Perfect fit! The boat neck is beautiful, but the back steals the spotlight! I wore with a sticky, backless bra. Selected my red and gold Roberto Cavalli heels, gold hoop earrings, flashy bracelet and statement ring & the thin, gold belt ... such a classy dress!!
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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Wedding
January 22, 2017
Wonderful dress a little long for shorties and hard on busty women!
If you're a busty girl this dress my not be for you. If you're under 5 2 this dress may also not be for you. I wore 4 inch heels and it was still too long. It was a beautiful dress with many compliments. I squeezed into the smaller size and its a spandexy material that hides all insecurities. Overall great dress. I just wish i was a little taller and it fit better on my double ds.
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
January 22, 2017
My favorite rental yet!! Received tons of compliments!!
The gown is amazing! It runs on the smaller side... I wear a 2 and this was the 40 regular. The back is what makes the gown! The material is thick so even though it is very fitted you couldn't see any lumps or bumps through the fabric! I was comfortable all night! The length worked well for me too... I had on a wedge type formal shoe. I would definitely rent this gown again!! I wish I owned it! I was sad to have to send it back! It's business in the front and party/fun in the back!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 23, 2017
Classy, elegant and comfortable
This is the most comfortable and forgiving gown I have ever worn. The material is thick - like a lightweight scuba material. I wish I could own this one!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
January 24, 2017
Beautiful
I loved this dress however it has no zipper so it's difficult to get in and it's very "body con" so I recommend sizing up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
January 25, 2017
Loved this dress!
This dress actually made this 27 weeks preggo lady feel beautiful and put together. The back is amazing, and the fabric is thick while still being stretchy. Felt very expensive. I usually wear a 6 without the baby bump, so I ordered an 8 and it worked perfectly. I will say that I am 5'3" and didn't have to use fashion tape or anything with my three inch heels, so this might not work for super tall ladies. Would totally order again.
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Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
January 25, 2017
So glamorous
This was not the dress that I originally rented, but when my dress was unavailable in one of my sizes, RTR shipped this instead, which turned out to be pretty fortuitous because I've never worn a more flattering gown! I wore this to a winter wedding where the ceremony was outside so I was very glad for the long sleeves and long length. The regular length was perfect (I'm 5'4", I wore 2.5" heels ). When I pulled the dress out, I thought "no way, this looks too small" -- but I tried it on anyway. I don't know what kind of magic is in this fabric, but somehow it smoothed without constricting and it fit like it was made for me. I'm a 34D, and was a little worried about a bra. Again, due to some kind of magic in this dress, I was able to comfortably go without a bra (there's some built in support -- normally that wouldn't be sufficient, but here it worked out perfectly). I dumbly didn't take any photos of myself, but I literally had people stopping me all night to compliment my dress which was classic and elegant, but with some sass with the open back. I'm curvy and carrying more holiday weight than I'd like at the moment, mostly around my midsection -- usually I'm an 8 but I'm probably currently a 10 -- I wore the 46/10 and it fit perfectly.
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
January 26, 2017
Absolute showstopping dress
This dress is gorgeous it looks amazing from every angle. Of course the back is beautiful but the overall construction and fit of this dress is impeccable. The dress does not have any zippers or buttons so you have to put it on before doing your hair and makeup. Also, streak free deodorant is a must. It fits like a glove I did not need any special undergarments. There is a shelf bra on the inside which worked well to support me. Originally I thought the 42 long was too small but it fit perfectly. The dress also has raw hems at the bottom and on the sleeves. This was my first experience using RTR and it will not be my last. I am a very satisfied customer.
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Weight: 140lbs
February 5, 2017
Flattering but warm!
The fabric is super thick and keeps everything looking flat, thin and sexy without any shapewear or a bra. However, because the material is very think it is very difficult to wear this dress without getting hot and sweaty. Since my event was in L.A. I ended up going with a different dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
February 7, 2017
Good fit
Pretty tight and stretchy (like all other La Petite Robe de Chiara Boni dresses), but I actually sized down from my normal size 4 into the 38R. Perfect length for 3.5 inch heels. Back wasn't my favorite, but it looked really nice on for a black tie gala. Would recommend for any event where you want to strike the perfect balance between classy and sexy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
February 7, 2017
Gorgeous
Sophisticated and sexy
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 144lbs
February 12, 2017
Gala perfect! Slimming with just enough sexy.
Good length even for petite ladies
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
February 19, 2017
Simply Elegant
I rented this for a black tie dinner. I am a 00 at most major retailers like Jcrew. I'm 5'4", 32B, 25" waist, 34" hips. I wore size 38R. This gown is very snug-fitting, but on me the dress was slightly loose in the hips. I'm particularly straight-shaped and small boned, but I probably could have used a smaller size. Still, the dress looked beautiful. The dress is very tight to put on since it has no zipper, so be prepared when you have your hair and makeup done. If I'd had a up-do, it might have been very hard to get the dress on without messing it up. Even though the back was open, I wore my hair down. I loved how it gave just a peek of skin. I also loved the wide, scooped neck that showed the right amount of collar bone. The back is stunning. Even though it's plain from the front, it just looks beautiful. No need for a bra with this dress. The fabric is thick and so well constructed it smooths everything out. I wore 4.5" heels and the dress was the perfect length. I also loved how there is a slight flare from the knee down, it added to the drama of the gown. I am a very conservative dresser. I like to dress elegantly without a lot of flash or attention and this dress fit the bill. I loved wearing it. The hardest part is taking off the makeup at the end of a dreamy night and sending this couture gown back.
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
February 24, 2017
The dress fit perfectly.
The dress fit like a glove. The designer is amazing, and quality of the material couldn't have been any better.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 26, 2017
Wow Factor!!
Amazing amazing dress! Sophisticated classic with a wow factor! This dress drapes beautifully! I was told numerous times -best dress of the night!
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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
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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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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Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
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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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:
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:
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:
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:
40L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 29, 2017
I love this brand and this dress more than any other I have rented so far on RTR.
Wore this for a black tie wedding. Although form fitting it was very comfortable. Spanx helped. Incredible dress. I wish I owned it. Would definitely rent again. Literally cannot say one bad thing about this dress or say how much I love it enough.
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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:
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:
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:
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.
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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