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.

Share
96 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(42)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
September 18, 2017
Beautiful and gorgeous.
I didn't get to wear it since the other dress I got is what I wore in the party. But I was going to wear for a night out with my hubby that weekend , we just didn't have time. But it's a lovely dress. It is not as formal looking but it will do for a formal event.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 36
September 13, 2017
Got many compliments on how elegant the dress looked.
I'm 5'7, 137 lbs, and a 34 DD. The dress fit perfectly and was very comfortable. A true bonus for me was that there was adequate lining in the dress so I didn't have to wear any type of nipple covers or pads. I would definitely rent this again!
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 166lbs
September 12, 2017
Fabulous must rent!!!
The most Flattering flawless dress I've ever worn. Great quality so forgiving soooo many compliments. I'm chubby but looked like a smoke show
View photos (1)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 11, 2017
Got so many compliments on the dress.
Fits like a glove. Hit below the knee. Very comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
September 10, 2017
Awesome dress for friend's 50th birthday party.
Dress was comfortable, fit like a glove and I got compliments all night.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
September 6, 2017
Classy & Flattering
I wore this to a wedding, and it was formal enough but totally comfortable. I would definitely rent it again, as I got a bunch of compliments and felt great in it the whole night! True to size.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 31, 2017
Looking fabulous in my outfit
Fit like a glove - but still moved with you - I loved the off the shoulder look without having to worry about adjusting like with a typical strapless dress
View photos (1)
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
August 24, 2017
Classically Glamorous
I loved the off the shoulder, portrait collar style. So feminine! Being black it's well suited for a professional event as well as any formal occasion. The fabric had the perfect amount of give and stretch to fit close but still feel appropriate given this was a work event. I even wore it a second night, restyling it with different accessories and shoes and I felt just as fabulous.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
August 7, 2017
Stunning black dress!
This dress was absolutely perfect for my friend's black tie optional wedding. I wore a bra underneath. Fabric was thick enough to hide flaws. Stretchy enough for hugs and dancing. Super comfy. So many compliments!! I ordered the 4 and 6. Not much difference between the two. Ended up going w 6 for more comfort.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 36DD
July 27, 2017
Specs
I am 5 8 and 135# with big boobs. I have an athletic/thin build and there was still room for hips in the dress- I probably could have gone between the 4 and the 2 but I ordered the 4 and 6. So I wore the 4. Still looked great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
July 22, 2017
The compliments did not stop ALL NIGHT LONG
I rented this dress in the black and cobalt so I could have two sizes. I went with the smaller size (6) and it fit to perfection. The hem was a little messed up but we figured it out. Now, for the amazing part. I was a head turner!!!! The compliments didn't stop. I felt like 1 million bucks. I didn't wear any undergarments (tmi sorry) and it was flawless. I truly never felt so good in my life! Rent it for sure!!!
View photos (1)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
July 9, 2017
I wore this for a graduation ceremony and felt perfectly put together and comfortable in this dress.
The dress is stretchy and forgiving. The length is long enough to be worn at a more formal event despite having your shoulders out. I love this dress and will definitely order it again.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 5, 2017
Slightly different LBD
I have so many dresses I have bought for formal events, worn once, then never again. So I decided to try rent the runway. I got size 0 and 2 as I'm usually size 0. I've gained some weight recently so I ended up wearing the size 2 to avoid underwear lines. I didn't need to wear a bra, I'm a 34a. The fabric was nice and thick. The length was just below the knee for me and I'm 5'2". I usually buy only petite sizes so I was a bit nervous as rent the runway does not have petite sizes, but I liked this length, it was very appropriate for the event. I wore it with my hair up and dangly earrings and 4 inch heels I love. I was very comfortable all night. (Well except for my shoes) I really like the off the shoulder look and it fit well and there was no danger of this slipping off. I definitely looked classic but modern. I would rent this again.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
June 27, 2017
Perfect Dress!
This dress runs true to size. I wear a 6 in most all well known brands and this was no exception. The top fit great with no need for readjustments. The fabric was thick enough to not need spanx, but thin enough to keep me from sweating in 80 degree weather. I received many compliments throughout the night and wish I owned the dress to wear it again! I did notice as I was packaging it up, that the hem was ripping in multiple places, on both the 6 and my backup size 4 (which I never even tried on). I didn't have a problem, but I hope RTR keeps an eye on those problem areas.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
June 26, 2017
Boyfriend was speechless!
Dress was very comfortable. Sized overall true. I probably could have worn the 10 but went with 12 because of other reviews. Stayed in place all night. Great choice for wedding. Would definitely rent again.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
June 23, 2017
Received so many wonderful compliments!
I initially ordered the size 2 because of the descriptions and reviews, but something told me to get a 0 backup. The back up fit perfectly! I usually am a 0 but I have a large chest and wide hips which often leads dresses to fitting weird, but this 0 fit PERFECT! So happy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 13, 2017
Comfortable and elegant!
Loved this dress. Fabric is dense enough to avoid wearing a bra. Super comfortable and looks great. Would recommend going one size down as this dress needs to fit like a glove.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
June 5, 2017
Classy and sexy all in one!
Great fit for curves! Highlights shoulders and collarbone beautifully! Loved the little bit of coverage on my arms and the feminine details with the flouncy sleeves! Easy to wear! Lots of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 5, 2017
Fun Little Black Dress
This little number is fun and sexy and quite form-fitting. The 4 was a little large in the hips and bust so I went with the size 2. You never want to wear a strapless dress that feels like it's going to fall off! Because it's really snug and I should probably work out, Spanx were my best friend! I love the sleeves and off-the-shoulder cut. The only issue I had was that the front neckline fell forward when I moved and the dress tape I had didn't quite cut it. Other than that it was a great option for a cocktail dress-code event!!
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
June 2, 2017
So comfortable and classy!
Wore this to a wedding an absolutely loved it! I received many compliments throughout the nice and felt so comfortable. This is a classic dress and perfect for a wedding. The arms are slightly constrained, but I didn't have any trouble dancing.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
May 29, 2017
elegant fun and flirty. It fits perfectly and is comfortable. this dress is a real show stopper!!
I wore the size 4 for the extra room and because the 2 was a bit snug around my arms. I was afraid if i was dancing all night i would have to keep fixing it. i got lots of compliments on this dress and will definitely rent it again in black and the other colors!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
May 21, 2017
what a comfortable fabulous little black dress!
The dress was perfect...fit exactly like a 2 and hugged your curves but not too tight. It is tighter on top as it needs to stay perfectly off the shoulders. It had a heavy lining under the black jersey fabric so it draped great and didn't show any bumps or lines. It was so comfortable and was never fussing with anything. Loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 27
May 17, 2017
RTR Stylist Review!
SO comfortable, stretchy, and flattering. I am normally weary of off-shoulder since my shoulders are the broadest part of my body but this style still worked for me! Is very true to size so I would recommend your usual numerical size
View photos (1)
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
May 15, 2017
So many compliments
There is 'boning' on the rib area that was a little uncomfortable, and I am usually a 2 or 4 but the 0 fit. For reference I'm: 120lbs, 32DD, 5'3''
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 12, 2017
So flattering!
I absolutely loved this dress. I rented the 6 without getting my usual 4 as a back up, and although it was a tad loose in my waist area you couldn't tell as the material is stretchy and flattering no matter what. I would say it runs true to size. It was so comfortable and easy to move and dance in. I definitely recommend this dress!
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 7, 2017
This was definitely my fav dress so far!
I've rented about ten times so far and this was definitely my favorite dress. I love the off the shoulder look and received SO many compliments. The dress was perfect and fit nice and snug but didn't make me feel constricted.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
May 2, 2017
Amazing dress - I would rent it over and over (or buy it)
This dress is so comfortable and fit me like a glove. I wore a strapless bra with it but you could get away without one. The off the shoulder sleeves stay put and weren't restrictive. It is a very classy, yet very sexy dress. I have a little tummy and didn't need to wear Spanx; it's fairly forgiving. You can really dress this up with nice jewelry and shoes or keep it classic and simple. It's a basic black dress but people will notice you in it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 26, 2017
Comfortable and classy!
I ordered the size 4, with the 6 as a backup. The 4 was not able to ship so I ended up wearing the 6. Could've definitely gone with the 4, since the 6 had a bit of extra room in the stomach and hips, but I still loved this dress! The sleeves are adorable and the off-the-shoulder look is one of my favorites.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
April 23, 2017
Really liked this dress
There were so many things I loved about this dress. I loved the off the shoulder neckline. I loved the flattering black silhouette. I loved the length! Perfect for an elegant NYC winter wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 22, 2017
Perfect dress!
I wore this for my company's awards ceremony. The fabric was thick but stretchy enough that it held everything in so I didn't have to wear any Spanx. The exposed shoulders added a touch of sexy, the sleeves added some modern touches, and the length made it feel more formal. I had no problems moving around and putting my arms up and wasn't constantly adjusting the sleeves or anything. I received a ton of compliments and felt great all night!
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 20, 2017
Classy and trendy black dress!
Great LBD! Love the off the shoulder and sleeves! Recieved so many compliments! Wore a size 8 since it was a graduation dinner event with my professors. The 6 fit too, just a little more form fitting. If I was doing date night or party with hubby I might have worn the 6.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
April 19, 2017
Work evening event
Loved this dress. Comfortable and stretchy. It hugged all the right places and I received many compliments. Elegant and chic. It fit true to size.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 12, 2017
Great dress
This dress was one of my favorite rentals. It is really beautiful and the material is nice and thick. I felt really beautiful in this dress. I was between sizes (8 and 10) so I ended up wearing the 10 and felt comfortable in it. Ladies with hips, this dress is your friend. It is really comfortable and has room for hips.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 7, 2017
This dress made me feel and look amazing!
Loved this dress! IT fit amazing and I got complements all night, definitely one to rent!
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 4, 2017
AMAZING!
Perfect dress! Amazing fit! Would definitely rent this dress again!
View photos (1)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 3, 2017
Felt special all night!
Fits true to size. Beautiful - highly recommend it!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 34
April 2, 2017
Great fit and quality!
I'm 5'1 and 123 lbs hourglass, 34DD. I ordered the 4 with backup size 6. The 4 fit really well with just enough room for dinner. The dress was super comfy and fit really nice. It was just tight enough around the shoulders to stay in place. I was afraid the length was going to be a little long due to my height but it ended up being a good length for the type of nice event we went to. Overall my favorite RTR find!
View photos (1)
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 2, 2017
Very flattering, fits true to size and comfortable!
This dress was very comfortable to wear and looked great. I received several compliments on this dress. Ran true to size and stretches for a prefect fit. Absolutely loved this dress!
View photos (1)
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 26, 2017
So flattering and so many compliments!
This dress was perfect! It was pretty tight but not uncomfortable tight. Usually off the shoulder dresses restrict your movement (or dance moves!) but I felt like I had full arm lifting abilities. 10/10 would recommend. I was getting compliments all night!
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 23, 2017
elegant
really elegant!
See more reviews:
1 / 3

NEW! Add your favorites to a shortlist to organize for upcoming occasions.

Click a <3 to start!

×

We created a shortlist for

Click the <3 to save your favorites

×