Black Bell Sleeve Cocktail Dress

$65 – $80 rental?
$295 retail
Stylist Notes

Highlight your shoulders in this little black dress. Wear the Laundry by Shelli Segal look with a sparkling necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra, we recommend Spanx
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). ¾ sleeve. Off the shoulder neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 38” from bust to hemline. Imported.

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74 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(31)
Small
(1)
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
September 5, 2016
Amazing dress - lots of compliments!
Fit was great and the fabric is thick with a slip under so it fits the body well. The dress binds a little at the arms, hard to dance with your arms over your head. A great rental and I'm contemplating actually buying the dress.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 7, 2016
Gorgeous!
Loved it!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 52
September 11, 2016
Loved it!!
I received many compliments on this dress! I am 51. I am 5' 8'' and have a pear shaped body.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 18, 2016
Stunning! Comfortable!
Runs a little big-I'm normally a size 2 but ended up wearing 0. Fabric is stretchy so it was very comfortable. Wore this to a Black Tie Optional event and it was perfect! I received so many compliments. Highly recommend!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 58
September 19, 2016
The dress was fabulous! Subtly sexy and elegant. I had several comments, both from men and women.
I normally wear a 4 but am busty so the 6 was a smoother fit. The material is substantial enough that I didn't need Spanx or anything special.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 25, 2016
A different take on LBD!
Great choice to mix up wearing a normal black dress to a wedding! Length gives it a glam feel and the off the shoulder neckline is so sexy! Was worried that the sleeves could be a bit uncomfortable but they didn't ride up or bunch at all. Only thing to be mindful of is that the hanger straps tend to peek out so I felt like I was constantly tucking them in. In the future would remember to pin or tape them in. Great rental!!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 27, 2016
Lovely dress!
This dress fit my shape wonderfully. I lift and bike so I have a muscular frame. It was nice not to have to worry about shoulder seams. The dress stayed in place across the neckline, but with a smaller bust, I was more comfortable adding some garment tape. If I owned this dress I would have taken the hem up and inch or 2, but those blessed with longer legs shouldn't feel the need. All in all, I was very happy with this dress.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
October 2, 2016
Beautiful dress that hugged in all the right places!
True to size, I'm normally a size 6 or an 8 depending on brands. I received SO many compliments and I think I would probably rent it again!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
October 3, 2016
Beautiful dress but a little small
The dress is beautiful with a thick material. The 12 was just a little too snug for my comfort and for an event I would have to sit for a couple of hours. It's staying on my favorites list for a future event though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 6, 2016
Class x1000
Felt so lucky to get to wear this dress. Sophisticated, but still a little sexy- I received compliments all night.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 10, 2016
Loved it. Fit like a glove. True to size. Would 100% rent again
So pretty. Loved it. Fit well n very true to size
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 53
October 17, 2016
Beautiful dress
Fits like a glove. Great material. Well made. Ton of compliments. Will probably purchase it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 17, 2016
Classic with a twist
Loved this dress. It was comfortable all night even while dancing the night away.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
October 18, 2016
Love this dress!
I'm in love with this dress! I rented it for a wedding, and it was perfect for the occasion. Looks very classy and polished, and it was so comfortable! True to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 21, 2016
Perfect date night dress!
Loved everything about this dress! I'm 5'3", 130, 34DD, and the 4 was great. Note: if you have athletic or "fleshy" arms...you might want to size up (it was JUST barely ok for me and I would have gone with the 6 just for the arms, but the booty looked a little funny on me).
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
October 22, 2016
I wore this to a fundraiser and LOVED it - very chic and classic.
Has great stretch to it so the fit was great, even with my DD chest. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 23, 2016
The best LBD
Classic LBD with flair, was very comfortable and I felt beautiful. It was a little too long on me but other than that it was great.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
October 25, 2016
Great dress for a semi formal wedding, had so many compliments!
Fit true to size, very flattering and extremely comfortable. No spanx required!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 30, 2016
Beautiful dress
I absolutely loved this dress!!! I was worried about the fit, since I'm petite but the dress fit perfect and I even loved the length. The dress is more beautiful in person. I received several compliments. The fabric is thick and comfortable. The only con is that arms feel a little restricted (can't lift up too high). Other than that, it was perfect! Such a classy dress.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
October 30, 2016
Great dress! Super comfortable and fun to wear!
Fits true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 6, 2016
Little black dress with a flare
Liked the dress but did not love. Felt like it was missing something and wished it was more form fitting. The sleeves and off the shoulder were a fun touch for a fall wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
November 7, 2016
My favorite dress from RTR!
I loved this dress. I wore it to a wedding in October and was so comfortable all night. Normally I don't love wearing tight dresses, but this really showed off curves in a good way and the material was thick enough that it wasn't uncomfortable. The bell sleeves are adorable! I ended up wearing my primary size 0 (as a reference I'm 5'3", 112 lbs, 32B - small chest but have hips). The only thing that was a little annoying were the hanger straps inside the dress, which popped out occasionally. If I owned the dress I'd snip them but it really wasn't a huge deal! Highly recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
November 6, 2016
The Perfect LBD
This dress is perfection. It is a well made and designed black dress. It was a thick fabric so did not stick to all of my problem spots. The sleeves stayed up well. and hit right at the middle of my knee (I am 5'4 1/2). Probably one of the best dresses I have rented...and I have rented a lot!
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
November 13, 2016
Amazing dress- super flattering!
This dress is so flattering! I got a ton of compliments all night. Fits true to size however It's a bit long if your under 5' 7" but you could easily tape up the ends if you'd want. It's also super comfortable - I wanted to keep it :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
November 13, 2016
Stunning dress!
The off-shoulder trend is here and this dress lives up to that sexy yet sophisticated look everyone wants. I wore this for my birthday dinner and it was fantastic. Would say this is in my top five dress ever rented from RTR. The length was great for me and hit just about knee length for someone 5'2" and the shape was great. Wore with a "sticky" strapless bra and had no issues. The bell sleeves makes this a bit more flirty yet the color and general cut read "classy and modern". Rent this one for sure!
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
November 14, 2016
Beautiful dress!
Loved this dress, I felt amazing in it all night. My only complaint is that my strapless bra and the straps to hang the dress kept peaking out. The fabric is stunning and looks very classy. I will definitely be renting from RTR from now on!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 22, 2016
Super stylish cold shoulder dress!
This dress is definitely true to size, and because of the stretchy material it gives you more room to squeeze in if needed! It's such a slimming dress and the cold shoulder makes a big edgy with the ruffled sleeves. It did get a bit tight by the end of the night so my arms had nice red marks when I took the dress off but it was worth it! Also, if you plan on raising your hands alot, maybe refrain from ordering this dress unless you want to look like T-Rex dancing. My only complaint would be the silly loops inside the dress where you hang the dress on, they kept popping out so I had to be aware of them at all times, but that's what fiance's are for right? ;)
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 23, 2016
Amazing comfortable and flattering..
I loved the fit of the dress. I am 5'8" and 145lbs. I have broad shoulders and a large bust (34DDD) finding a dress that I can zip up that doesn't fit like a sack on the bottom is a challenge. The dress was form fitting but still had enough give that I was able to dance all night long. The best part was the compliment I received from a complete stranger. Will definitely rent this one again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
November 23, 2016
This was a perfect dress for a wedding any time of year.
The off the shoulder made the dress sexy, but the length kept it classy. The material was thick enough to hide imperfections, and the stretch made it easy to break it down on the dance floor. It stayed in place on the shoulders, but the hanger straps did keep peaking out. Had I owned the dress I would have cut them out.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 9, 2016
Perfect dress for a great event!
I'm so excited I picked this dress! I was a little nervous the size 6 dress would be to small, however the material is very stretchy and the dress fit like a glove. Very comfortable, received compliments all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 61
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
November 13, 2016
Classic!
Loved this dress. It fit beautifully, is classic but stands out. The material is thick enough that it is forgiving and very flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
December 14, 2016
So many compliments
Loved the dress, a little hard to move your arms in since it's very tight across the chest.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Age: 59
December 15, 2016
Lovely
Loved this dress! But I'm short 5'1" and it was a little long on me. I called the stylist to see if I can tape the hem a bit. I would rent again! Love how easy rent the runway makes it for us!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
December 17, 2016
Great holiday party dress.
Fit true to size. Top part of arms a little tight, but made it so it does not slip at all, being off the shoulder. Could fit strapless bra underneath and very comfortable dress. Great for dinner arty, holiday event and can really jazz it up with jewelry for formal.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
December 27, 2016
Husband loved!
My hubby really liked this dress. Hugs your body. Size two did fit snug on my stomach area and I was planning to wear to Christmas Dinner so I wanted a little more room to eat - decided not to wear. I also was unable to lift my arms all the way up.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
December 29, 2016
This dress was so easy to move in
This dress is resolutely flattering. It hugs in all of the right places.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
January 2, 2017
Perfection
Fit was perfect, look was elegant and refined showing just enough, adored the bell sleeves, perfect for a winter wedding!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 11, 2017
Classic but uniquen
Loved loved loved this dress. At first glance it's just a simple black form fitting dress but the off the shoulder neckline and dramatic sleeves gives it enough uniqueness for that wow-factor without going overboard.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 12, 2017
Great fit and excellent look! Love this dress!
The off the shoulder look was striking and received many compliments. The material squeezed in everything it needed to and fit like a glove.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 16, 2017
Need a larger size
Too small will need a 4
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