Black Lace Illusion Gown

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Stylist Notes

The impeccable silhouette of this La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni gown makes it a standout. Call attention to the neckline with the Valerie Earrings by Nocturne.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-48, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted 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, we recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black ponte (72% Poliammidica, 28% Elastane). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Gown. Boned bodice. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
December 12, 2016
Gorgeous dress!! Extremely flattering!

I absolutely love this dress! It's simple, understated, excellence while still being sexy and body hugging. The fabric is stretchy and forgiving and very flattering. I highly recommend.

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
December 17, 2016
Great customer service

Really pretty dress! It fit really well. I love this designer of dresses. No cons!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 17, 2017
Beware if you have boobs

I didn't even up wearing this dress because there is a seam inside the dress that you could see on my chest. It divides your boob in half and comes in mid bra. I tried ordering a size up and you could still see the seam! The rest of the dress is amazingly flattering though

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
January 23, 2017
Bridesmaid

It was beautiful and can be worn with a bra or without. I decided to wear it with a bra to push the girls up but I would have been fine without one. It has the best material and fits like a glove!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
February 14, 2017
Runs large. Not the greatest fit but it was ok.

Nice black dress. Nothing spectacular or "wow" about it. Runs large. Rented a size 4 because I am 34DDD. It kinda fit me on top but a bit loose on the hip area so it didn't look perfect and as we all know, the trick for a simple black dress to look great is the fit. It did the trick but it is not a dress if you want to wow the crowd. It's a dress to blend in nicely at a formal affair. Wouldn't rent again though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 18, 2017
My favorite RtR so far

This dress is incredibly comfortable and very forgiving. It has a slight train and a mermaid flare, which are both usually out of my comfort zone, but I loved both on this dress. I loved the fit, the fabric was soft, and it has built in bra cups (yay).

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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 28, 2017
Beautiful dress. Received a ton of compliments!

Very comfortable. I was able to wear a bra because I didn't quite fill out the top. The length was perfect with 4 in heels. Would definitely rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
April 2, 2017
Very classic yet sexy dress and fit

I'm 5'11" and 145lbs. The material is stretchy so very forgiving. I probably could have worn a 40L, but wore the 42L. I had ordered a 42 and 44. The length was perfect. I wore 2.5in heels. Great material and style is very flattering.

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157lbs
April 9, 2017
Really comfortable. I got many compliments.

Extremely comfortable. It was my back up dress, and I liked it so much more than my first choice. I would have preferred a smaller size, but only got this one size as it was back up dress. I'm a usual 10, however, I where a 34DDD bra, and it felt very roomy in the bust region. Hugged all my curves. Very nice weight dress!! Would rent again!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
May 8, 2017
A True Classic

This dress was flattering in all the right places! The material was heavy enough to disguise any problem areas, but form fitting and stretchy enough to flatter all curves. I got several compliments and was so comfortable in it. It was exactly what I hoped for!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
May 25, 2017
Best designer

This is my second dress by this designer and I won't ever rent front another designer now. The bust was quite small for my large chest but this dress was seriously comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 7, 2017
Nice dress

This is a nice classy dress. The material is definitely...different. I read another review that compared it to wetsuit material and that was definitely right. It was classy and elegant though. Bottom was a little worn and looked ragged.

Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 12, 2017
Fit like a glove! Would rent again!

I don't usually write reviews but this dress impressed me so much that I couldn't help myself. I'm petite so finding a form-fitting dress is sometimes difficult. (Most tend to look too baggy or unflattering). This dress fit beautifully! It was a little long but with 4 inch heels it was perfect. The dress looked like it was tailored because it fit so well! It's body hugging in all the right places and gives you the illusion of having an hourglass figure- while still being conservative enough to wear to very formal events. Sexy but sophisticated... I want to buy this dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34B
June 18, 2017
Great cut

The cut is flattering, the ruching hides a lot more than I had expected. I got it as a back up and did not wear it. The material is slick and makes the dress look less formal.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 20, 2017
Designer is amazing

Dress quality is spot on. Super comfortable I felt like I was wearing Lululemon and not a formal gown. It's a pull-over styling. No zippers. I think it runs a bit large. I'm going to order a size smaller and see how it fits.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 20, 2017
Comfy, classy & sexy

This dress is probably the most comfortable I've ever worn! The fabric was stretchy enough to allow for comfort and it fit to every curve. Even a petition girl can show off her curves in this dress! Very flattering, classy and sexy! Also, bump friendly!! Will rent again!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 22, 2017
Pregnant Black Tie Wedding

This dress was delivered to me only after one of the dresses I originally chose became unavailable. Thank goodness for that mishap. The dress was super comfortable and very flattering. It fit the black tie wedding apparel perfectly. I received a ton of compliments. Very easy to accessorize. The fit and length were perfect. My only advice to RTR would be to include stretchy dresses in your "bump friendly" styles. I only learned a dress like this would be an option for me after trying some on at Saks.

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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
July 9, 2017
Comfy and classy!

This dress is really stretchy - super comfortable to wear and shows off curves in a classy way.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 9, 2017
Perfect fitting

I rented this dress last minute for a formal wedding. I loved that there was no zipper on the dress and fit all my curves. I didn't posted a great picture but I did get a lot of compliments on the dress. Never heard of this brand. Will definitely rent again for my next formal event.

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Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
September 18, 2017
Great for maternity, love the thick stretchy fabric, looks rich

It was quite hard to find a dress that would git my near full term bump. This dress worked perfectly. I got so so many compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 24, 2017
So flattering AND stretchy! Perfect for a black tie wedding. Long length is great for tall girls!

YASSSS! I rented this for a black tie wedding (in South Carolina in late September) and it was absolutely perfect. Although it was extremely hot outside and I was sweating profusely, it wasn't necessarily because of the dress. It is a thicker material and hides any flaws, but it isn't super heavy or smothering. It's super stretchy and really accentuates your butt because of the way it's shaped and the ruching on the lower back and butt area. I felt absolutely amazing in this thing. The long length is perfect for tall girls!!!! I am 5'11 and about 145 lbs at the moment. I have very broad shoulders, 34AA bra (I'm almost literally flat chested) and roughly a 38 inch hip. (I usually wear a 28 in jeans and a 4 in dresses. The 40L fit like an absolute dream, although if I HADDD to i may have been able to squeeze into a smaller size. It is a bit shorter in the front which is perfect for a nice statement shoe, and the back is longer to just hit the floor or leave a little train, depending on your height/heel height. I wore 4" inch heels and the back just perfectly hit the ground. I'm tempted to buy this dress from RTR! Will definitely either rent again or purchase.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 30, 2017
Amazing Maternity Dress!

This dress was flattering, comfortable, and elegant for a black tie gala. I was really worried about being 30 weeks pregnant and fitting into my pre pregnancy size but this dress totally worked. You could easily size up if your worried, but the stretch allows for a lot of room to stretch.

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Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 3, 2017
Wonderful dress!

This dress was amazing and felt so comfortable! Exactly what I needed!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
October 3, 2017
Love the dress, not the right sizs

This was my backup dress, and it wasn't available in the size I wanted (42) so they sent the 44 thinking it might work. It was too big pretty much everywhere but I think the 42 would have been just right.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
October 8, 2017
Fits like a flattering glove.

Elegant and comfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
October 9, 2017
First RTR dress yet!

This dress is amazing and I want to rent it for every black tie event in the future. It's stretchy and forgiving. It's flattering and comfortAble. I had to wear large heels to make it work for my 5'4" height.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 10, 2017
Great material but not for large busts!

I had this dress as my backup dress and really liked the fact that it was comfortable material! Just like other reviewers commented, it felt like yoga pants! Only two drawbacks though. You can't have large breasts or you'll feel like you're spilling out over the top (where the dress and mesh straps meet) and the rouching on the butt felt weird to me, but I had never had a dress with that there before. Otherwise was a great dress!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 11, 2017
Nice!

Could have been an inch longer - I'm 5'10" and wore 3 inch heels and the length was acceptable but another inch would have been perfect. Sexy but understated. I would rent this again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 15, 2017
Runs very big

Runs very big, cheaply made, did not wear

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
October 21, 2017
Classic beauty

Glam

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 189lbs
October 31, 2017
Perfect Fit

My original purchase did not fit, so I tried two other dresses. This one made the cut. It was super easy to put on. There are no zippers to have to worry about!! You step into it and you're ready to go!! The material wasn't too heavy or hot. The back is a little lower cut than expected and I had to pull the strapless bra down further in the back. Typically, you wouldn't have to wear a bra, but for those of us who are top heavy definitely need the support. I would definitely rent this dress again!!

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Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
November 3, 2017
A movie star feeling

This dress was perfect in every way! Length, chest, hips, butt with nonstop compliments! Easy to dance in and had such a perfect feeling for a cold evening, thick but not too thick of a material. Never wrinkled, easy to transport on the plane, highly recommend!

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Size worn:
48L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
November 13, 2017
Beautiful dress and great stretchy fabric perfect for growing bumps

So, I'm just going to go ahead and put my 34 week pregnant measurements out there because even though this dress said it would work for baby bumps I was confused at what size to get. My measurements: bust- 40", waist (around bump)- 42", hips- 40". This dress is a 48L and it fit comfortably. It was a bit loose in the bust and hips so ultimately I ended up going with the 46L back up dress style from this same designer. .

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Size worn:
38L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126lbs
November 21, 2017
Classic and beautiful

This is definitely a tight fit but flattering since there is some ruching in the fabric. It gave me great curves and I️ got a lot of compliments -

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
January 21, 2018
Amazing for curves!

This dress is amazing! It is a super stretchy fabric so it's very comfortable. The fabric is thick so it is forgiving to those of us without flat stomachs. It has rouching on the butt, so if you have a butt you definitely want to look at this dress! I loved that I could wear a nude bra with it too. If I had to go to formal events often, I would buy this dress!

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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
January 25, 2018
Fittrd but flattering

Unlike anything I would normally buy. I tiok a chance on it ans loved it. A ton of compliments

Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 44
January 30, 2018
Peefect fit for my body type

Great fit and very forgiving!!! Beautiful!! Loved the back!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Bust size: 32DD
February 4, 2018
Beautiful gown and that was very easy to wear.

The dress was perfect for the amazing wedding in Dubai. Recieved lots of compliments on the gown.

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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 11, 2018
I felt very sexy

Loved this dress.

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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34C
February 20, 2018
The experience is very easy. How its packaged, how you sent it back.

Rented this for my fiances cousins wedding, wanted a more formal look. Got so mang compliments on the dress! It was also very comfortable. Although i believe the soze was perfect, i wish i ordered my 2nd one with a smaller size to compare. The material itself is very flattering. I did wear a strapless bra but i think you couldve done a regualr bra and been fine. With my shoes, i had to pull dress down a little so it wasnt short but it worked out fine. If you have tall heels id request a tall

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