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Narciso Rodriguez

Beauty in the Night Gown

$119 to buy
$1895 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Surprise everyone at your next black tie event wearing this super chic, asymmetrical gown from Narciso Rodriguez. An unexpected take on classic black that's sure to please! Accessorize with clean cut jewels like the Rodrigo Otazu's Insanely Chic Crystal Cuff, Dannijo's Anya Cuff and the Tom Binns' White Anna Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 38-46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size – comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted – stretchy fabric allows for comfortable room 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: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 38-46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size – comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted – stretchy fabric allows for comfortable room 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: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black viscose jersey(92% viscose; 8% elastane). Asymmetric neckline. Draped bodice. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Jan 29, 2012

Amazing Dress

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
A very flattering dress from all views. Would definitely rent again and was comfortable all night.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 107 lbs
Feb 9, 2012

I was perfectly comfortable wearing this dress to a star-studded event, filled with models, celebrities and NYC fashionistas.

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a high-profile NYC gala. The dress was in perfect condition when it arrived. It was a great choice - very comfortable, yet sleek and stylish. Its a great dress for an event where there is a lot of sitting, as it does not wrinkle, like some dresses do, around the hips. I am 5'6 and wore 3+" shoes and the 38R fit me perfectly. As someone with very little, um, bust, I can say that this dress did not gape in the chest or accentuate my shortcomings at all! Very, very happy with this dress.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Body type: Straight & narrow
Apr 27, 2012

black dress

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
love the dress and it wears well - however, it took 3 people and 30 minutes to zip the dress up. the zipper doesn't work well.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 30, 2012

There was a shipping error so I tried 4 other dresses before trying this one and putting it on was such a relief.

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress has the most beautiful, simple, elegant details in the neckline and in the hemline. I am 5'4 125 lbs and a 34C and the size 4 fit me perfectly. I wore it with 2 inch heels but probably could have worn 3-3.5 if I needed to. The fabric is very thick and stretch so it's comfortable and elegant all at once.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 126 lbs
May 12, 2012

Wore this to my prom!!

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was so amazing! It was elegant and classy yet still unique. The fit was great, it was overall a beautiful dress.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138 lbs
Jun 22, 2012

Feeling beautiful in an amazing gown and knowing that I only paid a fraction of the retail price to wear it!

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This gown was a real stunner and I received TONS of compliments. Wore it for an event that involved appearing onstage and it just flowed when I walked. I am size 4 and ordered the 40 long (equal to 4 long). It was VERY long, which was perfect for me -- I am just under 5'10" and wore 4-inch heels so finding a gown that is long enough is always a challenge. With my high heels, I was almost 6'2" and the gown reached all the way to the floor and pooled a little in the back as it should. I would definitely recommend Spanx under this as it hugs every curve. My only regret with this gown is that I had to send it back! LOVED it!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jul 6, 2012

Got my dress on time and did not have any problems at all.

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is a great choice. I am 5'9" and I wore 4.5 inch heels and the dress flowed perfectly. I felt great in the dress and got tons of compliments. I normally wear a size 10, but the 8 fit nicer througout.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158 lbs
Sep 17, 2012

Awesome!

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this gown for a Mardi Gras ball in New Orleans, which i attend every year. I received amazing compliments on it. Total Rock Star look.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131 lbs
Sep 22, 2012

A Stunner!

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was gorgeous and comfortable to wear! At any of your mall stores I am a size 4 but sometimes in a fitted dress I am a 2, so I ordered both. I went with the size 4. Its very fitted throughout, so you had better workout a lot and flatten those abs or buy a shaper! I ordered the regular length even though I am tall because my boyfriend is a little short and I got away with a flat shoe is this long gown. LOVED THIS DRESS! My boyfriend's friends were telling him how nice I looked. I really felt great in the dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 24, 2012

Classic

Size worn: 46L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a black tie wedding. It's a classic shape, but the asymmetrical neckline gives it an unexpected twist. The dress drapes beautifully and the bottom flows when you walk. It does hug your curves, so wear something seamless underneath, but it is very flattering and elongating. Also, I'm 5'11" and the long length was perfect even with 4" heels. It just grazed the floor. I would definitely wear this dress again!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 3, 2012

Too big :( Pretty style in back

Size worn: 46R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress is very pretty in the back. If I could have gotten it hemmed, it would have worked, but it just would slide off my shoulders. This was my backup dress for the $25 extra and it didn't work out either. I went with the 10R since on the designer's site, that's what I should have been. I truly believe even an 8R would have been too big though, and I would have gotten that just in case, but they were out of that size for my 2nd size. So I would have been out of luck anyway. As with the other dress I ordered, I probably should have ordered it with a shorter length since I wanted to be lazy and hide some flats underneath, but the dress was waaaaaay too long for that, even at my height.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 13, 2012

Elegant and classy!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I did my Lincoln Center debut in this dress! It was truly stunning on stage and off. The dress fit me like a glove. It's extremely comfortable and low maintenance (you don't have to worry about it wrinkling). Just be careful what you where underneath it as I had bought seamless panties that could still be seen slightly.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 19, 2012

This is one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever tried on, everything about it works! Loved it!!!

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The material hangs to your body so spanx are reccomended
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 26, 2012

Elegant

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for a black tie wedding--gorgeous but not fussy or over-the-top. My only issue was the length. I think I'm right on the borderline between a regular and a long. Luckily I ordered both, but the long required heels higher than I wanted to wear and the regular required heels lower than I wanted to wear. I ended up wearing the regular with about 2.5 inch heels. I felt very glamorous and sleek.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 18, 2013

great fit and comfortable. but average design.

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
this is definitely a safe bet dress. it's a great fit and comfortable...so nothing special about the design. it is what it is a nice black dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129 lbs
Jan 27, 2013

I felt like a celebrity!

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is simple, sleek and modern. The cut of the dress is very different and made me stand out from everyone else that was wearing a black gown at the event. I recommend that spanx be worn underneath, as the fabric is very clingy and can accentuate any imperfections. Also, at 5'6" I would have been better off with a 38R, as the 38L was a little too long (even with 5 inch heels). With that said, I loved everything about this gown and my experience with RTR!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Feb 4, 2013

This dress was fantastic!!!

Size worn: 46R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress for an Inaugural Ball and loved it. I was a little nervouse that they only had a size 10R (I'm 5'11"), but the dress fit perfectly, was extremely comfortable, and still was long enough to wear small heels. I lost 25 lbs last year and I'm still getting used to being a size 10, but this dress definitely worked! I received compliments all night ,and the photo I uploaded to facebook got TONS of positive feedback.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 5, 2013

This dress is wonderful. I wore it to the SAG Awards Red Carpet show. Felt like a million bucks!

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is is very comfortable. The material is stretchy enough that it doesn't constrict the mid section. It is also very long, so tall girls who don't want their shoes to show under their dress should pick this dress! I am 5' 11" and wore 4 inch heels and they just peeked out. So happy with this sensational dress.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 15, 2013

Great dress! Wore it to the Grammys.

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love this dress. I wore the 38L, which was perfect with four inch heels. Strapless bra with a full Spanx slapless slip made it an effortless day. The entire process rental process was easy - I'm impressed with this company. No stress!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 25, 2013

I wore this to the Oscars and it was the perfect dress!

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had a baby 10 weeks ago and I wanted something that would be a little forgiving. This dress was perfect. It was also forgiving of my large bust. I am breastfeeding and this dress was perfect for not squashing my breasts. It was also very comfortable as my bust 'increased' over the evening :) With a pair of spanks underneath it hugged everywhere it was meant to and the black slinkiness of the dress really forgave my slight baby belly. I felt very comfortable in this dress I am 6' tall and was still able to wear 3 inch heels in the long gown. I also tried on the 40R but it was too short for me. I would recommend this dress (in a long) for any lady 5'11 plus! Great length!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160 lbs
May 5, 2013

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a gorgeous dress -- it can be dressed up or down to fit the occasion. It was my backup dress and I decided not to wear it but will definitely keep it in mind for a future rental because it's stunning and very comfortable.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 14, 2013

great service

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
very flattering for toned arms
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117 lbs
May 28, 2013

Great Dress! Loved it, stretches to fit & keeps you looking slim as black does!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Overall, great dress! I had very few complaints and it worked wonderfully for my black tie wedding. Cons: #1- The thinner strap in the picture was a little longer than my shoulders- so in order to have that fabric pulled tight I had to pull down that side of the dress, thus revealing a little more boob area than i wanted. We ended up just pulling and twisting dress from the back and simply rolling up some of the extra fabric in the front to cover the base of this strap. #2- you can't wear a bra with it- you need to wear some sort of band-aid style coverage or maybe sticky boobs. This wasn't a problem for me, as I had expected this but its a good thing to note. Pros: Fabric, fit, and length, all great! The fabric was stretchy and allowed for easier on and off plus it stretched with you when you ate or drank. I DID wear spanx and recommend wearing them as it doesn't particularly hide any stomach area issues well. Length was perfect; with my 3inch heels the fabric barely grazed the ground but was still easy to walk and dance in! Overall a great dress- I loved it and it held up well the entire night. The dress isn't incredibly attention grabbing, you will blend in perfectly with a formal party affair and have extra ability to be different with hair or jewelry.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122 lbs
Jun 17, 2013

the perfect dress for formal affairs!

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is stunning! I received so many compliments at the black tie wedding I attended. It is sophisticated without being over-the-top and is very comfortable. I wore the size 40R but had the 42R as a back up. There wasn't a huge difference in the sizes,but I felt great in this form fitting dress with a pair of spanx! I am 5'3" and wore 5 inch heels which I needed with this dress as it is quite long. I bought a beautiful pair of chandelier earrings to wear for the event with the money I saved renting this dress. I can't imagine ever buying a long gown again with all the wonderful choices at Rent the Runway!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 23, 2013

Overall...a great experience!! I received so many compliments

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit: Size runs a little small. I wear a size 6, and found this to be a little tighter than I wanted. The size 8 was too big so I wore the 6. I received many compliments!! Will definitely use RTR for future events.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Petite
Oct 10, 2013

We made the dress part of a software demo! Worn here by the lovely Lynn Allen, Autodesk AutoCAD guru

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Elegant and eye-catching, fit true to form and size!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124 lbs
Oct 27, 2013

I felt like Jessica Rabbit. This dress is sexy, sleek and fabulous!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It fit like a glove. The material was great and hugged in all the right places. No spanks needed. I got so many compliments and it definitely was not your typical simple black dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 14, 2013

Lovely dress!

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Tons of compliments all night. So comfortable! Length was perfect with 3" heels. Did not need a bra, as the material had sufficient shape/lift. Just used silicon pasties. Loved the swirl of material as I walked. Elegant dress. Perfect for a work party.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Feb 13, 2014

This is your va-va-voom sexy black dress.

Size worn: 46L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got tons of compliments all night. Fits perfectly with 4.5" heels. The fabric flowed perfectly and just brushed the floor. Easy to accessorize. I paired this with a gold cuff, earrings, clutch and a hot guy. RTR is now my 1st stop when planning an outfit
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 7, 2014

Nice and Plain

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I thought the fit of this dress was perfect. It has stretch and has a unique cut to it. I just thought it was kind of plain. Considering all the dresses you have to choose from on RTR this one is just kind of eh. I would not rent it again bc I love so many other dresses on the site.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 17, 2014

the perfect choice...

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a wedding and it was an excellent choice. I got tons of compliments. It was super stylish and stood out without being over the top. It was very comfortable as well. I wore it with an adhesive, backless bra. The only issue that I had was that the fabric tended to "grow" as the night went on. I felt like it was a size larger by the end of the night. I wouldn't necessarily say this distracted from the dress it just meant that I had to hold it up and occasionally pull up the front.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 30, 2014

It was comfortable and great for "Tall" ladies, like myself.

Size worn: 44L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was perfect! I was able to wear heels, which it is hard to find a dress that I can do that with. I was happy with everything except the one shoulder sleeve was a bit awkward but I finally made it work. Other than that it was great! Compliments all night!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 153 lbs
May 7, 2014

I felt confident and beautiful all night.

Size worn: 46R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5"8 and I originally ordered a 46 long. It was pooling on the floor way too long so I had them send the 46 regular. It was perfect! It was like it was Taylored just for me. It is a stretchy jersey material so it was very comfortable. You can't go wrong with this dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 13, 2014

The dress!

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size, easy to accessorize, elegant, comfortable.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B

Excellent customer service! This was a back up dress and I liked it more than my original order!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a black tie wedding. The dress was perfect. The material was not too heavy and had some stretch so it fit very well and was flattering. The stress and necklace was different in this dress so it stood out from all the other black dresses.
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