Black Kate Gown

$995 retail

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Stylist Notes

A sleek cutout adds eye-catching allure to this elegant by La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni gown.

Also available in Blue.

Size & Fit

Sized: 38-48, Italian sizing, two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

Product Details

Black jersey (72% Polyamid, 28% Elastane). Gown. Three quarter sleeves. Boat neckline. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 7, 2018
Long-sleeve gown with some sex appeal. Neoprene material. Fits true to size. Step into the gown!

This is another winning gown by this designer, who is known for form-fitting gowns and dresses made out of neoprene. It is tough to find a long-sleeve gown with some sex appeal -- this one has it. This dress made me look skinnier than I am! The sleeves are made out of a thinner material than the rest of the dress, but it is still a fairly warm dress (which I love, since I am always cold in over-airconditioned ballrooms). The gown fits true to size. I rented my usual RTR dress size 10 (IT 46L), which fit well (for reference, I am 5'8", 154 lbs, 36C). If I had wanted a tight fit, I could have gown down one size. Being 5'8" and wearing 3" heels, the Long version ended about 1" above the floor. Because this dress doesn't have a zipper, I highly recommend stepping into the dress and pulling it up rather than trying to pull the dress over your head. The chest area has 2 layers of fabric but no built-in-support, so it requires a strapless bra. The skirt is narrow, so you can only take short steps when walking. I wore this black gown with gold accessories (brooch, earrings, shoes, and clutch). RTR also has this gown in blue and in knee-length dress versions. [My dress arrived with new tags still attached].

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 28, 2018
Fits like a glove!

This is the third dress of this label and I just love how they fit my hourglass body!

Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Body type: Hourglass
October 1, 2018
Very easy and they were very helpful!

I believe this dress is true to size. I was never more comfortable at a wedding! You don't need spanx or bra! Amazing fabric. I am 5'41/2 and wore italian size 40/American size 4 and length was perfect. This dress should fit on snug side to look best. Don't order too big because it's a little hard to get on. It's not that difficult! I would highly recommend stepping into this dress and not putting it over your head. No zipper so it's SLIGHTLY difficult to put on. Also be careful with deodorant. Also it's a bit narrow at bottom and has no slit and you have to take slightly smaller steps, but fabric is stretchy and you get used to it. I had absolutely no problem dancing! Overall loved this dress!!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 5, 2018
The most beautiful I've ever felt!

This dress is STUNNING and for me like a glove. This is truly the best dress I've ever worn. Pick it, you won't regret it!

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
October 8, 2018
Highlighted all the curves!

This dress is perfection it highlights all of the good areas while camouflaging the not so good ones. It's perfect for a classy, yet still sexy age appropriate look that isn't at all matronly! Got tons of compliments and I was super comfortable.

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Size worn:
48R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
October 8, 2018
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Great fit, stretchy, a little hard to put on after doing your make up and hair, but great dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 9, 2018
AMAZING dress. Super flattering, sexy, and stunning. So many compliments and felt incredible in it

And so comfortable too!!! Little difficult getting on/off but better if you step into it. Loved it. Would TOTALLY rent again

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 14, 2018
Stunning dress

Loved this, perfect for my black tie wedding! It arrived damaged but they are sending another right away.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 18, 2018
Black Tie Wedding

This was not my first choice as a rental due to my original rental not arriving, but the ladies at the RTR store nailed it with this pick. I wore this 4 months pregnant and could have worn a size down because the material was stretchy. It was an extremely comfortable dress with thicker fabric. I wore a backless sticky bra with this dress and about 1 inch heels because it was a regular size in length. I'm 5'6" and if I wanted to wear heels I would have ordered a long. Definitely recommend this for a formal event.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 133lbs
October 18, 2018
Beautiful, classy, tricky to get on though.

This dress would have been a contender except for one major design flaw. The dress has no zippers and must go over your head. The fabric is so form fitting that you absolutely cannot have your hair done prior to putting the dress on. I had an appointment for an updo in the morning before my event, and chose a different dress because putting on this dress would have ruined it. If doing your own hair, or you don't mind wearing the dress for hours before the event, and maybe to the salon, its a winner!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
48L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
October 23, 2018
This dress is a stunner!

Where do I begin?! I was not even going to rent this dress. I got so many compliments, from the minute I put it on. This dress is gorgeous! The pictures do not do it justice. It is SO comfortable! It fits any body type. Hugs ALL the curves perfectly. I LOVE this dress. I cannot say enough about it. There is no zipper, which I personally love. It has stretch. The ONLY thing I could say is that it was a tad bit short but I believe that is the style. Even with that, it was perfect. I do not think this dress can disappoint. Love it love it love it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
October 24, 2018
Beautiful dress

Challenging to put on, fit was beautiful. Very comfortable dress and figure flattering. Did not wear for event, needed a different color dress.

Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 46
October 24, 2018
Absolutely Stunning Dress - got so many compliments all night - Felt like a Rockstar!!

Fit like a glove - I am a very curvy girl on bottom and the pleating made the dress look really nice around my hips and the thick material hid all the lumps!! The slash opening across the front was truly the show stopper - it was an amazing Dress

Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
October 25, 2018
I felt great wearing this dress.

The dress is a very flattering fit and very comfortable. I'd order again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
October 25, 2018
Fit like a glove

Love this dress. Received compliments all night long. Was super comfortable and did not worry the whole night. Looks much better on the body. You will love this very high end Italian design.

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 29, 2018
Gorgeous dress!

Great fit for curvy women! Make sure you step into the dress and pull up. I received this information from Neiman Marcus. Will shop here again! Quick delivery and an easy return! Love my experience! Give it a try if your thinking about it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
October 30, 2018
My Date.

The dress is amazing, the fit, the feel and the way it drapes.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
October 31, 2018
Simple, elegant.

Flattering, clean lined dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 151lbs
November 3, 2018
Fits like a glove!

This dress is perfection. The material smooths incredibly and my curves fit as if it were tailored for my body. I followed the feedback of other reviews and ordered the long. With my 4" heels the length hit ideal for a formal event. This being said, my first pick up was rocky. My first dress showed up at the store with dry cleaning streaks. BUT RTR sent me another overnight and all worked out. I will def rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 143lbs
November 4, 2018
The perfect black dress.

This dress - incredible, classic, fits like a glove. I felt comfortable, beautiful and got many compliments even though I was just in black. There were two other women at my event in the dress but funny enough they hadn't used RTR! They asked me if I bought mine and were shocked to hear if used RTR! Couldn't believe I'd only had to pay $100 for a $1,000 gown. It's a fantastic elegant gown and I went with beautiful RTR chandelier drop earrings, a simple Jenny Packham bangle, and colorblock silver/black clutch and wore satin shoes. I felt fantastic all night!

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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 5, 2018
Great fitting dress!

This was my first time using RTR and it was a really great experience. I rented this dress for a black tie event and it could not have been more perfect. I’m 49, so I felt the dress was age appropriate, yet a little sexy. The material is thick and a bit forgiving. I found it easier to step into the dress rather than putting it on over my head. I wore a strapless bra and shape wear, as I’m busty and needed the support, but you probably wouldn’t need to wear a bra. I also rented a black sparkly clutch to go with the dress and when my box arrived I was ready to go. I recommend doing the same. I just needed shoes and jewelry and I was a set. I promise you’ll love this dress!

RTR CustomerNovember 5, 2018
Thanks for mentioning that you stepped into the dress. Hair and makeup concerns seem to be a concern with the brand.
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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
November 6, 2018
Amazing dress.

I felt beautiful. Pros a fabric that is like a wetsuit kind of, it helped with my curves. There is no zipper which freaked me out so I stepped into it from the top and it worked wonderfully. Don't be deterred by the fabric it's amazing, very modern but clean lines.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 10, 2018
The fabric is forgiving and the cut is super sexy

Didn't wear it

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
November 12, 2018
Classy, modest, and sexy all at the same time!

This dress was so beautiful, I wish I could buy it. I rented this one thinking it would be just okay, and it's my favorite RTR thus far! The fabric is very stretchy, but also thick, so it hides imperfections. You could wear this with shape-wear without people noticing, though I didn't. For a larger busted woman, I found it very flattering, while still keeping the ladies contained. It was long enough -- just touching the ground -- with 3.5" heels. I was warm and comfortable on a late fall/early winter night. As someone who just went through some major medical procedures and is not at my normal weight, I still felt beautiful and classy and felt it showed off the best of my added curves, even making me feel sexy during a time when I haven't.

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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 129lbs
November 14, 2018
All positive compliments on the dress

The dress was made of very high quality fabric that had a lot of stretch to accommodate all shapes and sizes. I never got so many compliments

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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
November 19, 2018
Great fit! Conservative elegance

I rented this to sing at Carnegie Hall. It got great and was true to size. The fabric helped suck in my extra tummy skin from having babies too. My only complaint on this gown is there is no zipper. So you have to be a contortionist to get it on. So forget about doing your hair before putting it on. It will mess it up. Thankfully I had my friend doing my hair so he helped fix it up after the fact. It's a beautiful fit gown and perfect for a black tie formal affair!

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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 20, 2018
Great dress!! Many people asked about where I got the dress.

I got many complements on this dress. I wore it to a black tie evening wedding. It is very comfortable and is made of a stretchy, very forgiving fabric. I did wear Spanx underneath to have a smooth fit. It just pulls on without any zipper or fasteners.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
November 27, 2018
I felt powerful and feminine in this gorgeous dress

Hugs everything. No bra required. I loved it and at my height, I probably didn't need the long, but my heels were high enough that it worked. Tons of compliments and I never felt like it had a bad angle.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Apple
November 28, 2018
So many compliments in this dress and it was comfortable.

The dress fit like a glove, very flattering, wonderful material. Elegant and sexy.

Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Age: 51
December 10, 2018
Love this dress!

This dress was WOW! SO many compliments. I felt classy & sexy. The fit is very flattering & the dress is actually comfortable. You can step into this dress & pull it up - it's tight to do, but possible - to avoid messing up you hair & make-up.

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
December 10, 2018
The perfect dress

This dress was absolutely fabulous. It was the right length and yet very forgiving.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 38
December 11, 2018
I got so many compliments on this dress! Very classy for a professional event but not boring.

Fit great. Very flattering. Great for cooler weather event.

Size worn:
48L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 43
December 16, 2018
Classic AND comfortable!

I absolutely love this dress. It is comfortable and for me, 6'0", the length was perfect. The dress is supposed to be snug and with the thicker, scuba suit like, material there were no issues with unsightly bulges. I wore straps low heels and the look was amazing. I received a lot of compliments. The only negative was that it smelled like cigarette smoke.

Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 27, 2018
Perfect, classic gown!

Fit like a glove, but looked so elegant and classic.

Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34DDD/E
January 1, 2019
AMAZING GOWN!

I WISH I VOULD BUY THIS DRESS! my only criticism is that it runs short. I didn't mind though, because it allowed me to wear kitten heels and looked too fabulous! I received compliments all night long. I didn't think I would care for the scuba material, but it hugged my body while concealing all undergarments- super comfortable! You will feel like a million dollars in this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Body type: Hourglass
January 3, 2019
Made me feel confident!

I wore this dress for my daughter's wedding and I absolutely loved it! It made me feel confident and was also very comfortable! I ordered the long because I was wearing heels and I wanted it to be floor length. When I first got it, I didn't think it was going to fit, just by the look of it it seemed so small! When I got in it though, it was great! The material is thick enough to feel like it isn't showing every little thing! Loved it!

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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 151lbs
January 3, 2019
Amazing Dress!

Rented this dress for our company holiday party. Thanks to all the reviews for helping me choose and for helping me get the thing on! (Step into it, ladies!) I rented a 42R and a 44L. Both fit because the material is like that of a wet suit - it streamlines every curve just right! The 44L was just too long so I went with the 42R very happily. I received lots of compliments, my two favs being: 1) one of my co-workers told me I looked like Michelle Obama in the dress and 2) one of the staff members working the event pulled me aside to tell me that she and her manager thought I looked stunning! Thus was my first time using Rent The Runway and I definitely will again! Oh and the stuff you see on my face are stick-on jewels - it was a masquerade theme and instead of a mask I went this route so I could wear my glasses. :)

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Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36DD
January 4, 2019
Loved how comfortable this dress was!

This dress was great! No zippers so you just step into it. It was so comfortable and I received so many compliments. This was my first RTR and I was so pleased with the whole process.

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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 21
January 6, 2019
beautiful dress!

received so many compliments - didn't want to return. very flattering.

Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Age: 33
January 6, 2019
Beautiful dress, heavy fabric but very stretchy.

Definitely would rent this dress again for a formal occasion.

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