Piano Key Shift

$145 to buy
$570 retail
Stylist Notes

Get playful for cocktail hour! This chic shift by Moschino Cheap and Chic is a style that will get compliment after compliment all through the party! Add accessories like Ben-Amun’s Theodora Empress Earrings.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black Crepe (89% Polyester 11% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Shift bodice with pleats at hem. Hidden back zipper. Lined. 33" from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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105 reviews
Fit
Large
(32)
True to Size
(47)
Small
(3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 100lbs
December 10, 2013
Didn't get to wear it cause the smallest size was way too big...
Too large for small ribcage and hits the knee on petite.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
December 19, 2013
Great, chic dress to hide baby weight!
I'm 5 weeks post baby and this dress made me feel so comfortable, hiding all the areas that I wanted hidden!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
January 30, 2014
Super unique
So many people compliment how unique the dress is. The dress run long on me because I'm petite, but I used a belt to make it shorter and it works just fine.
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Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 26, 2014
Rented this for our 16th Anniversary Dinner. Loved it! Lots of compliments and will rent again!
Dress fit great. Some reviews said it ran long for those who are petite (I'm 5'2") so I was a bit nervous it was going to be too long. It was actually a few inches above the knee and was perfect length. Used a bright yellow clutch for a pop of color.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 100lbs
April 27, 2014
This dress won my election!
This is one of the most creative dresses yet it's so simple. A nice shift that works for an office/professional environment by day just by wearing a black blazer, and a party dress on its own at night. I wore this with a blazer when I gave my candidacy speech, and so many people remembered me as the "piano girl" as I campaigned. I'm typically size 0, and the 38 fit fine. Quite roomy but still acceptable appearance.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
48
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 3, 2014
48 does not equal a 12/10!
This dress is adorable -- I wanted to wear it for a flapper party. BUT, I'm usually a 10/12, so I ordered a 48. It was GIGANTIC on me. I should have ordered a 44, especially given how much extra length the higher sizes have over the model's pic -- it went down to my knees and I'm 5'6". This is a loose silhouette, probably best on leggy, straight-down kind of ladies. I am an hourglass, so may have added a belt if it wasn't so huge to get some waist definition.
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
May 12, 2014
The PERFECT dress. Belt it for an even more flattering look!
I absolutely LOVED wearing this dress. It was so unique and well-made and I got compliments all night. It's definitely a looser-fitting swing style, so be aware of that when picking size (read: size down for your 2nd one!). I sized up because I was concerned about it being too short, and I shouldn't have worried. It was the perfect length, even when belted, and I think it would have worked on a variety of heights. Although RTR accidentally sent me 2 of the size 46 (I ordered 44 and 46, I'm usually a 6) and it fit large on me, it was a happy accident because I ended up belting the dress to make it fit and the resulting fit-and-flare look was a lot more flattering than the original cut would have been, even in the smaller size that I would have liked to wear. That said, do not think twice about renting this dress! The RTR stylist I contacted about the size was as helpful as she could be, because I only noticed the sizing issue on the morning of my event, and even though they were unable to ship me the smaller size on same-day notice, I felt so comfortable in the dress and really loved wearing it. Thanks for a great night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 19, 2014
Unique dress
Fit great. Alot of compliments
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 2, 2014
Not your average LBD
I adored this piano dress. I stood out at our company holiday party. It is perfect to pair with red shoes and lips. I didn't need to accessorize much since the piano pleat is so fun. The fit skims the body and is very classy.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 17, 2014
I work in the music industry, so this piece was a great conversation starter. Really cute!
I ordered the 0 and the 2. I could have worn either size but the 0 was slightly tighter on the bust area so chose the 2. Keep in mind it's a shift dress so it's not form-fitting, but fortunately because it's black in color there isn't the pregnancy look effect and the shorter length keeps it sexy. I received a ton of compliments on the dress, and it looked even better than the pictures -- the material is great and light-weight. A+
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
June 23, 2014
The most amazing Piano Dress for the Piano Man concert!
I rented this fun dress to see Billy Joel in concert at MSG in New York and wow was this dress a hit! I had people running down the aisles to ask about it and even people in the street! It is a total showstopper and conversation starter. I was between the size 42 and size 44, but opted for the size 42 because it fit my frame better (the 44 left gaps in the underarms, etc) and even though it was shorter than the 44, with the piano keys and the shape of the dress, it didn't feel inappropriately short. Just to be safe, I put small slip shorts underneath in case the wind blew. All in all, amazing dress for an amazing night... even if the real Piano Man never saw me!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
June 25, 2014
Not your regular LBD
Very pretty dress that is much more exciting and original than the regular LBD. I am usually between sizes 40 & 42 in this brand, but because it's a shift style dress and supposed to be a bit loose, I wore size 42. Very pretty and flattering. Highly recommend
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 14, 2014
1920's Flapper Dress! "The Hit of the Party!!!!"
I wore this dress to a 1920's Gatsby themed wedding! And I was the HIT of the party! from the moment I walked in people would come over to express their delight in this dress! "You're a PIANO!" they would exclaim! The bride even told me that I was the best dressed there! I paired the dress with a simple black clutch, funky fun designed tights, knotted string of pearls, and sequenced headband. A unique take on the 1920's flapper-style! Totally perfect!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 10, 2015
Fun Dress!
I rented this for a wedding for a friend marrying a pianist. Needless to say, the dress was a hit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
March 15, 2015
very unique!
def size down, i'm usually between a 40 and 42, but a 38 would actually have been better.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 6, 2015
Everyone else had as much fun with it as I did, coming up to me and saying, "Can I play you?!" :)
Great great great dress. Loose, fun, fancy, comfy and a blast to dance in!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 21, 2014
FUN, sassy & full of love!
Literally, this dress is my love. Fun, flippy and got a ton of compliments. I work for a nonprofit organization that inspires youth to pursue their passion, and follow their dream. I couldn't imagine a more perfect dress to wear for our 20 year Gala. An extension of my heart, soul and everything I hope to instill in the lives of youth. LOVE LOVE LOVE, seriously want to buy. It's a #mustrent, for sure.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
48
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 145lbs
April 7, 2014
A very different dress!
Absolutely LOVED this Moschino shift. I wore it to conduct interviews and it was perfect for a full day affair. I dressed it down with a leather jacket and booties, but it's definitely a dress you can jazz up or dress down. Highly recommend!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 16, 2014
Quirky and fun!
The dress fits well and is very comfortable! I got many compliments. Only thing, which is almost negligible and subjective really, about it is that it's a little kitschy so I probably wouldn't wear it again though I'm glad I wore it this one time!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 16, 2014
flattering fit
flattering fit
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
October 26, 2014
Everyone wanted to know where I got this dress!!!
This dress was fabulous. I've wanted to rent it for a while know, but I struggled on deciding what the right event was. I save it for a Halloween party in which wigs were the only requirement for attending. Everything about this dress was perfect. It was honestly the first dress I ever wanted to buy after renting. I had multiple women approach me during the evening to find out where this fabulous dress came from. Of course I was singing Rent The Runway's praises!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
48
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
October 28, 2014
Super fun for the right party
This was my backup dress for a recent event. While I didn't wear it for this specific party, I would wear it again. It is super fun for the right event. It doesn't feel "sexy", but cute/fun.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 17, 2014
This dress was anything but ordinary!
LOVE this dress—it's such a conversation-starter. Also, important, it's flattering (short, but balanced out by the A-line cut) and comfortable. It was the perfect birthday party dress, and it's a great one to dress up or down with shoes, hair and accessories.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 23, 2014
So so fun!
What a fun dress! I wore this to a black and white themed party, and got too many compliments to count. It has a comfortable, non-clingy fit, but comes across as super sassy. The flirty skirt is perfect, and just overall it was a blast to wear and fun to dance in. Love it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
November 23, 2014
Runs super big
I wore this to a concert in Nashville. I received SO many compliments from strangers. It's so unique and fun! I ended up belting it because it was really big on me, but I was so pleased with the dress!
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Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 28, 2014
I wore this dress to a Jazz Festival. Absolutely loved it! I got so many compliments on this dress.
This dress fit me perfectly. I'm an athletic build, especially in the shoulders, and the size 38 was perfect. I loved dancing in this dress especially when I spun around and the piano keys flared out. It was so much fun! Initially I thought this dress might be too cheesy, but it turned out to be a hit. I loved it and would definitely rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 28, 2014
I ABSOLUTELY ADORE this dress. It was fun and very comfortable! It was the talk of the town.
The dress is sort of a shift dress so it fits loose. The piano detail made it so worth the while. I received so many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 1, 2014
Piano girl
This was cute and flirty, unique!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150lbs
December 8, 2014
Fun, flirty dress that was great for dancing in!
The theme for our holiday party was Mad Men or 60's style and I really had a hard time with this theme. I ended up asking a RTR stylist for help and they suggested this one. I am very happy with the end result! Now, I feel like a different style dress would have been better suited for my figure but it was a great dress anyway. I only wish that it had some stretch/give to it because the shoulders/chest area were a bit snug on me. I am glad I went a size down because while the 46 fit better through the top, it was way too baggy everywhere else. The good news is that no one else wore the same thing I did!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
December 11, 2014
Fun Dress for Musical Concert!
I am a size 00 but most designers don't offer a size 00 and so I go with the 0. It was a bit baggier than I would have liked but still a very cool dress. It was a snowy night in NYC so I wore a black turtle neck underneath black tights and booties. I would recommend for most people considering this dress. However, if you're petite, this dress has no shape an kind of just hangs off the body. It's not at all in a distasteful fashion but there are styles out there that are more flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 21, 2014
Memorable Birthday Dress
I had a free rental for my birthday so I decided to get this fun dress for a night out to dinner and to see a musical with my friends. The dress has white pleats that resemble a piano keyboard. It's so clever and unique -- you're guaranteed to get tons of compliments. You can wear it with black fleece tights to stay warm in the winter. I wish I could keep it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 22, 2014
Basic and comfortable yet unforgettable!
Wore this to my company Christmas party - it was perfect. Classifies as an LBD so it fit the occasion, but completely original and individual. My favorite part is how COMFORTABLE it was! It was fitted enough to show off the figure, but loose enough to still enjoy all the amazing food at the party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
December 29, 2014
!!30th birthday!
This dress was not my original dress. I ordered a dress that another renter had accidentally picked up. So when I got to the store they offered me a new dress. At first I was disappointed but once I tried this dress on I knew it was perfect! It fit my growing baby bump so well and it was perfect for going to see a broadway show later that night. Cute, casual and flirty. I got a lot of compliments while walking around that night. The staff at the RTR store was super helpful and I'm glad I made the choice to pick up my dress instead of having it shipped so this could happen exactly the way it did!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2015
The most perfect dress
I wore this to a family Christmas Eve party and I have never received SO MANY COMPLIMENTS! Everyone in my family absolutely loved it and was raving about it. This dress is so chic and unique, it is perfect for any type of event. Extremely comfortable and I would absolutely rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
48
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 5, 2015
I'm a musician and I rented this for our New Year's Eve gig.
I had ordered a 12 (48) and wanted to get a size 10 as a backup, but it was unavailable. I think the 10 would have fit a little bit better, since the 12 was kind of shapeless on me. It was very comfortable and cute. I wore with black tights and booties and a cardigan on top (since it was freezing cold out).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
January 6, 2015
If I had a dollar for every compliment I received, the dress would have paid for itself 3 times over
As others have mentioned this dress runs a bit large. I am a solid 2, but went for the smaller size (38) in this dress. That being said, this dress is adorable and fun and flirty. I felt cute and like the life of the party. It wasn't too tight anywhere, so I felt comfortable eating and drinking all night long. I wore this on New Year's Eve to the symphony (and out to eat after) and felt that it wasn't too dressy or too sexy for the occasion. Could easily be dressed up or down. Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 14, 2015
Most complimented dress at New Years Eve!
Fit was good. Informally wear a 2 - 4, size 40 fit perfect! Super comfortable, fun and very unique dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 26, 2015
Rented for a night out
LOVED this dress but it was just too big. I'd say the fit is true to size and it's body skimming, not body hugging, making it super easy to wear. I wish I'd gotten a smaller size!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 26, 2015
Stood out even in a room full of sequin and tassel dresses at 1920's themes party
Adored this dress. It's shapeless but feminine. I have a small bust and found it to be snug across the chest. The length was perfect for me but I am quite tall, about 6 ft with heels. Photos don't do the movement of the dress justice. Jazzed it up for a Gatsby theme because I didn't want to look to 'costumey'
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
February 1, 2015
So many compliments! Perfect for any music related event.
The other reviews are right. This runs VERY big. I normally wear a 10, but ordered an 8 as my back-up. I have a bit of a tummy, and yet the 8 was way big (both in the arms and stomach). I couldn't get a replacement size soon enough so I wore it with a belt and a cardigan (which was fine for a day event in January). I could have worn a 6 easily. All that aside, I wore this to a show at the Kennedy Center and got soooo many compliments! I even had a few people gasp and point! I hope this dress is offered for sale soon....I will buy it in an instant!
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