Blue Artico Kate Gown

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Stylist Notes

A sleek collar cutout adds allure to this blue gown by La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni. We love it with a wavy hairdo.

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

Product Details

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

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128 reviews
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Size worn:
48L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 32
August 22, 2016
Great Pick- Will Not Disappoint!

Let me start by saying what a great experience I had with Rent the Runway (RTR)! My initial selection was unavailable, so I was sent two other selections the Stylist thought I would like. When none of those dresses worked, I called RTR and was sent via overnight mail my initial choice, the Marchesa Notte, and this blue number. This dress was the one- fit like a glove! It is true to size, and thick enough for you to wear your Spanx underneath if you want/need to. I did not wear a bra- I personally couldn't make one work because of the cut out. I am 5'3, rented the long, wore 5" heels, it covered my shoes, and still touch the ground; to me, that made the dress look even more elegant, and was not a trip hazard for me. My husband and I danced the night away, and I received many compliments. If you are curvy, and larger bust, this dress is a great pick for a sexy, classy look. I highly recommend it!

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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
September 16, 2016
The most beautiful dress I've ever worn!

This dress is extremely high quality. It flattered the body perfectly. I had a very difficult time getting it on and off because there is no zipper. It was literally like trying to squeeze into a balloon. My dress had 2 small holes where the cutout around the chest is. I was able to hide them with fashion tape. Aside from those minor problems I have to say that I've never felt more beautiful or elegant. People complimented me all night long and the dress was very comfortable. Absolutely loved it.

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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 146lbs
October 24, 2016
Stunning

Thanks to my stylist Morgan at the flatiron store in NYC who picked this amazing dress. The fabric is so unique with spandex. I felt glamorous and had many compliments.

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 139lbs
November 5, 2016
Gorgeous!!

Beautiful material! Felt elegant and beautiful all night!

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Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 5, 2016
Got compliments on this dress all night long!

I love this dress! It fit like a glove and it very well made. I got compliments all night long! The only con is that there isn't a zipper, so if you're wearing an updo, it's a little tricky to get into without ruining it. I highly recommend this gorgeous dress!

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Size worn:
48L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 11, 2016
Retro Glam!

Gorgeous dress, incredible fit. Other reviews claimed that this dress made you look like you lost 20 lbs. Believe it! I was able to try it on at the Chicago showroom and knew it was THE one! Received so many compliments!

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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 6, 2016
Worked a red carpet event and was complimented by the stars!

Love love loved this dress and would rent it again. It was perfect, flattering, and appropriate to wear to a black tie work event. I could even wear flats in it to work a red carpet all night. It's snug, so you'll need a sticky bra and to go commando, but it was worth it when Debbie Allen complimented me!

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 12, 2016
Gorgeous dress for curves

The dress is amazing. I am very curvy and it certainly accentuates the best parts and the cut of the dress hides imperfections such as not as toned arms or bumpy bottom. My only regret is I didn't order a 46L, because when I put on heels it was a tad too short.

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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
December 17, 2016
Loved this dress!

This was my backup dress. It was perfect. I couldn't wear a bra and I ended up not wearing underwear either. Which was strange ... but this dress was so tight, I couldn't find any panties that didn't show a line. I got tons of compliments and it was very comfortable.

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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Bust size: 36D
December 23, 2016
Very flattering dress

Amazing dress....made me look like I lost 10 pounds...loved everything about it

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Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 173lbs
January 10, 2017
Fit like a glove!

I was nervous to wear this based on some of the reviews but I am so glad that I rented his one! I'm a size 10-12, but had lost some weight and the 12 felt like a tent and didn't fit right. Chose the smaller size (so thankful for two different sizes!) and it fit perfectly. I am 5'7" and the length was perfect with platform heels. It was incredibly comfortable to wear. And thank goodness for SLEEVES! It's so difficult to find something elegant with sleeves in a formal gown that doesn't make you feel matronly. I didn't have any trouble getting the dress on as some other viewers did. I received many, many compliments on this dress. The black dress I rented last year from RTR was a size larger and while I felt comfortable (jersey knit) & elegant in it, the difference in this dress was striking! This one fit better, the cut was unique, and the color is STUNNING! The material is heavy which worked beautifully for me as it was 0 degrees outside, but I wouldn't recommend this for anything in the summer. This one was a home run! Thank you RTR!

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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 19, 2017
Like a fancy wetsuit!

This dress was made of a sturdy, yet stretchable fabric that supports your figure in a flattering way. The dress is challenging to get on if you've had your hair done. If you have smaller hips (and I don't), you can slide it up your body like a wetsuit. Select your undergarments carefully. A strapless bra is a must. It slips off the shoulders in a beautiful, Italian, peek-a-boo style that never really reveals anything...... although it looks like it could. That's what is so alluring about this dress. I wore 3.5 inch heels with this, and I am 5'4". if you are traveling to your event, this is an excellent choice. It packs well, and only requires a few moments in a steamy bathroom to relax the fabric. Any stubborn wrinkles will melt with your body heat, so you really only have to manage it from the knees to the hem.

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Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 43
January 22, 2017
Fabulous, unique dress

Great dress that flatters your body. I'm 5'8" and went with the longer length dress, which was perfect with heals.

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Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 12, 2017
I felt like a movie star! Fit like a glove!

This was for a gala. Could not wear undies, but pulled bra off shoulders & it worked fine. The material is like spanx.

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Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
March 13, 2017
New Years Eve surprise!

I last minute day of was invited to a gala event for NYE and needed something quick. I felt so couture in this dress. Only note I would say is that it runs long and the hem tape doesn't hold it well because it is a thicker fabric. Practice your poses first. It's beautiful when you are a certain way but in another picture, the fabric design on the bottom looked like a curtain being pulled up. Overall very pleased with this one !

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Size worn:
48L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
March 25, 2017
When you don't have to worry about a dress, it makes any party an easy one!

This dress is extremely comfortable. I ended up needing the long; I am 5'7.5" and wore 2" heels. I had read some reviews about it being difficult to get the dress on. I found it very easy if I stepped into it and pulled it up rather than trying to put on over my head.

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Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 2, 2017
A beautifully fitted dress! The color was amazing. It's a great dress for large chest.

Because of the material it fit well everywhere. It was a little too long. I'm 5'4" wore 2" heals. Probably would have been better with 3"

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Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
April 9, 2017
Very flattering and elegant

Get this dress!! I felt prettier than on my wedding day! I am 5'3", I wore 3-4 in heels, the length was perfect. The material is very flattering, I agree with other reviewers who said you could see underwear lines, I wore spanx and a strapless bra anyway, I felt more comfortable, not too noticeable bra lines I thought . Rent this dress if you want to feel unique, and stand out in an elegant, understated way. I wore this to a work party, hair up and dangly earrings look great with the dress! The blue color was darker than in the model photo, closer to a light navy, just FYI. I usually wear a 10-12 in normal clothes these days. I wore to a black tie gala, will try this designer again for sure!

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
April 29, 2017
Perfect dress

Loved this dress! It was flattering and very comfortable!

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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 1, 2017
So Chic

Absolutely loved this dress and it fit like it was made for me. I felt very sophisticated, confident and sexy. I had to use double-sided duct tape to fold the dress hem since I'm only 5'1" but that trick worked like a charm without damaging any of the fabric or compromising on the look. I would definitely rent this designer again and highly recommend this dress.

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Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
June 1, 2017
Stand out, attention grabbing dress!

The material of this dress is like the Band-aid dresses, so it definitely requires spanks for some that are larger in size & bust like me. But once paired with the right undergarments and accessories, this makes for one amazing dress that will have you saying "Thank you" all night from all the compliments you will receive. Loved it!

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Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
June 18, 2017
Expensive stretchy fabric, flattering, hides imperfections

It's the second time I order a dress from this brand. Perfectly designed

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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 5, 2017
Classic Elegance

Flattering dress which hugs all the right places. Countless compliments. Bigger bust but it was possible to wear a bra with the straps slightly sitting on the outer shoulder.

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Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 5, 2017
Loved it

This material was great for hiding any flaws! Definitely recommend this dress. If you're 5'4 or taller, make sure you order the long. It was still a little short with 4 inch heels.

Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
November 16, 2017
Compliments all evening!

Attended a black tie Beverly Hills celebrity event . Compliments all evening and days afterwards! Even the celebrities and other strangers, male and female raved about this unforgettable gown. The color, sexy Italian design, the forgiving fit will encourage me to seek this designer again. Definitely an A+ choice. Thank you to the staff at Topanga RTR for suggesting! (Step Into the gown instead of going over the head for most flattering fit. #BlackTie #ComfortableSexy #glamour

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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 42
December 7, 2017
The dress was like a huge spanx. It mafe me look smaller than I am. I got so many compliments.

Great fit. It looked too small but I tried it on. It fit perfectly. Length was great (I am very tall).

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Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 29, 2017
Perfectly elegant for black tie without being overdone.

I LOVE this dress, and am trying to rationalize keeping it. I wore it to a black tie holiday party, where I wasn't sure if people would actually follow through on tuxes etc. I wanted a dress that could fit in whether everyone was fancy, or if it was more just suits/ties. This was perfect. (I tried 3 other dresses and this was my favorite.) Pros: fit amazingly well, even for a short and smallish chested woman like me. I wore it with 3" heels (I'm 5'2) and the length was exactly what I wanted. The fabric is thick (except for sleeves) and a little stretchy, so very flattering. I like the navy blue--a little unusual fronm typical formal dresses and versatile. I dressed it up with the kate spade cuff-type bracelet that had blue and green stones. I tried a pair of blue stone earrings, but they were too heavy and kept falling off. I was worried the ruching/ruffles to the side would be odd, but it's well constructed and did I mention flattering? It's so hard as a short person to look good in a long dress. I got so many compliments!! I recommend a strapless bra because if the boatneck--all my regular bras showed straps. And it was't freezing! As comfortable as a formal dress in December could be. Cons: There is no zipper or fastening, it's a straight over the head dress. The first time I tried it on it took some gymnastics, but fit great once in place. The skirt is very narrow, so flattering, but a little confining: a little difficult getting into and out of a tallish car, and had to take slightly smaller steps. The particular dress I got was a tiny bit worn--not enough to be a problem, but maybe why I won't keep it.

Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38C
January 1, 2018
The best dress of the New Year! Super Haute!!!

I adore this dress! It made my New Years party! Complimebts galore and i looked about 2 sizes smaller! Wish i could wear it everyday!

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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
January 7, 2018
Looooove

I cant say enough good things about this designer. It is my go-to for any occasion. Sucks you in and highlights your shape. Great for curvy girls. I always go down a size bc I like the vavavoom. Plenty of stretch so don't be scared!

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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
January 19, 2018
Classy AF

Hard to get into but worth it and super flattering!

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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
February 8, 2018
The ordering of this service is remarkable!

Tight fit. Classy dress perfect for formal and semi-formal.

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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 123lbs
February 22, 2018
Silly photo - great dress!!

This photo is silly but it shows my favorite part of the dress - the fit! Modest yet va-va-voom! *NOTE* I did wear one size up in this style due to the fabric, and although I'm hardly 5'6", the 42L just barely touched the floor with 2" heels. I wore a strapless bra, seamless standard underwear and Spanx. I have severe eczema and leading up to this event, I knew I needed a modest style that would hide my healing yet still visible outbreak. I'm 25 and I didn't want to wear my grandma's dress either. :) RTR to the rescue!

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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 24, 2018
Gorgeous dress

I rented this dress for a fundraiser gala that was a black tie event. It was a gorgeous dress that was very flattering in shape and style. It was a beautiful shade of blue that stood out amongst all of the black dresses. I rented jewelry and a clutch that were a perfect addition to the dress. I was thankful for the previous reviews that suggested to put the dress on prior to hair and make up. This is a hard dress to get on and would also highly recommend to dress first! I also found the dress to run a little small. I'm typically a size 2 in work dresses (J.Crew, Anne Taylor, Calvin Klein). I ordered the size 2 and 4 from RTR and wound up wearing the 4. It was a little tighter than I would've preferred but overall a very flattering and beautiful dress. I would totally rent this exact ensemble again for another black tie event. I think it would be flattering on any body type.

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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
April 11, 2018
Loved it!

Fits perfect, beautiful dress!

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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 15, 2018
Show stopper!

I'm 5.7 147 lbs and wore the 42R. It got like a glove. I've never received so many compliments.

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Size worn:
46R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 26, 2018
Everyone loved this dress, and I felt great in it!

Very fitted, but contours to your body.

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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
May 28, 2018
I absolutely loved this dress... tons of compliments

The fit was perfect! Super comfortable and had some Stretch which was great when dancing. I wish I could keep it!

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Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
July 1, 2018
Sophisticated yet sexy

The fit was perfection--as someone with some mega curves the dress molded itself to my shape. It was also the most comfortable formal gown I have ever worn. I had dozens of compliments and one admirer advised that the dress had been made for me. Adored it!

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Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
July 6, 2018
The dress was perfect for this formal wedding!

It fitted like a glove and the open neck added a touch of elegance that made me feel amazing

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Size worn:
48R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
July 23, 2018
Appropriate and forgiving.

Covers everything with a tiny accent in full top with the cut out. It's figure flattering and comfortable.

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