Block Party Dress

$175 rental
$1295 retail

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Stylist Notes

Go for a chic shape in cool colors. This sheath by Narciso Rodriguez will make a confident statement at that work event or dinner engagement! Add a little edge with accessories like House of Harlow 1960’s Glimmering Night Oasis 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 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, 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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Size Chart

Product Details

Colorblock crepe (59% Viscose, 33% Nylon, 8% Elastane.). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Pencil Skirt. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 42.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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46 reviews
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(5)
True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
August 15, 2016
Stunning Dress for Professional Event - feminine, sleek, and classy
Rented this with my Unlimited membership. Wore to present at a conference in front of 800 attendees, and couldn't have felt better. The material, cut, and style of the dress is amazing. I wear a size 4 pretty consistently (5'6", 32E) , and the size 42 was great. A slim fit without being tight. It did stretch a bit during the day, but nothing that I felt was unreasonable. Only a couple of small wrinkles around my lap from extended sitting. Dress is fully lined, and the back zipper extends from hem to neckline. You can adjust the lower slit by unzipping more or less as desired. Overall this is just a stunning dress. I felt confident and sexy, but also very appropriate. I was stopped repeatedly and complimented by women around the venue and on the street.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131lbs
August 12, 2016
I want to own this dress.
I got so many compliments on this dress! It fit like a glove. I love the color-blocking, the material is very flattering... The colors are great. This dress was one of my favorites.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 2, 2016
Solid option for work
I'd definitely rent this again. It was super comfortable and fit well. It wasn't tight and hit me mid knee. I'm normally a 2-4 depending on how tight the waist is and the 40 worked well. As others have mentioned the top block which goes around to the top back is navy and the zipper goes from top to bottom in the back. Overall a very flattering dress for the office.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
April 12, 2016
Professional but not boring
I rented this for work, and got lots of compliments! Great fit and quality materials.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 4, 2016
Very comfortable, soft material, flattering.
I wore this to work, it runs a tiny bit large, but not overly so. It is very comfortable and the material is very soft, it lays well over curves. I received so many compliments as the colors really pop!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 27
February 10, 2016
Very stretchy, comfortable dress. for work. Lots of compliments and will absolutely rent again!
The stretch is great and the color blocking is very flattering. I belted it and loved the look, but it would also be fine without the belt. It hit right at my knee. The back zipper goes all the way from top to bottom of the dress, so you can create a slit at the bottom in the back if needed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
October 27, 2015
Perfect stylish work dress!
I absolutely LOVED wearing this dress to an important work presentation. I got several compliments on how I always manage to look stylish at work (thanks to RTR!) and several women asked me who made the dress because they liked it so much! I will definitely be renting this one again. Fit beautifully, extremely figure flattering, runs true to size, lovely color-blocking. A fabulous piece!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 28, 2015
Perfect and professional. Stunning in person.
I rented this dress to wear in a professional environment and it was perfect. It might be a bit much for business casual if you're surrounded by folks in khakis and polo shirts, but is an appropriate counterpart to suits and sport coats. The length is just right; everything about it is just conservative enough with a bit of flare in the quad color scheme to make it distinctive. It was hard to see in the pictures here, but the upper portion is navy and the bottom is black. I paired it with black heels. The fabric is a beautiful crepe that is lined and drapes well. The back has a two-way zipper that I left zipped almost all the way down at the bottom. I am a size 2 in most dresses (Rebecca Taylor, Nanette Lepore; J. Crew dress size 0) and this fit like a glove without being tight or clingy. I would rent this again and was really sad to send it back - I received so many compliments. It's hard not to feel like a million dollars in a $1300 dress. Thank you, RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
September 15, 2015
Runs large, nice fabric
Me: 5'3 140lbs, Apple/busty/to heavy. Between sizes 8 and 10. Dress runs big (definitely go for a smaller size) and is about four inches too long for my height. That said it's a nice, heavy and somewhat stretchy fabric. It wrinkles some (you can see in the photo) but not excessively. I don't love the color blocking but I think it could be more flattering on the right body (more pear shaped perhaps). The fabric and the lining makes the dress a bit warm for summer but it's good for fall/spring. I do like how the zipper goes down the entire back--adds a nice touch.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 21, 2015
flattering and classy
This dress was AWESOME for work. It was very flattering and classy. Perfect length on my 5'8' figure. Has some stretch to it as well. Very comfortable. Highly recommended. I wish I owned this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
August 11, 2015
Perfect for the work place!
No matter what your profession, confidence is the key to success. When we look good, it is easier to feel good. And when your outfit is vetted by top designers, maintained by professionals, and always recently dry-cleaned, you need not fear a fashion faux-pas. RTR Unlimited truly allows you to be the best dressed in the room, at all times. When you take pride in dressing yourself, your colleagues will assume you take pride in your work. When you attend a meeting looking polished, your clients will trust they are in capable hands. When you are wearing a beautiful Narcisco Rodriguez dress, retailing at $1295 and you’re receiving compliment after compliment, you have a rockin’ productive work day. Whether you have the unlimited subscription or not, this dress is a must-rent. Its demure length and neckline make it office appropriate, yet it is fitted enough to show off your figure—the best of both worlds for the female professional.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
July 9, 2015
classy dress
This dress fits very nicely and has a very understated look that worked well for work. At the same time it's stylish and fitted. Looked professional and VERY well dressed wearing this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 8, 2015
Perfect
This dress is gorgeous perfect in every way. Just the right length and stretch. I wore it to work in a business casual setting!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
April 8, 2015
Great look for a work event.
I wore this dress for a work event (conservative). The dress is a nice fitting sheath. I was very comfortable and felt that it was appropriate for a daytime work event, but gave me an "edge" of looking just a bit more put together than some of my peers. I am typically a 4 or a 6 - I probably could wear the 42, but it would be very fitted, which I wasn't looking for on this occasion. Very forgiving if you have a big chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
April 6, 2015
The color is amazing!
Keeps you in and is also flexible. Nicely lined. I wanted to keep it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
February 17, 2015
Great for that big work/office event. Professional, elegant and not too sexy
too long for a night out or anything social. but perefect to impress the boss and colleagues by looking as smart as you are. Because of length below the knee, should wear very high heels. fabric has a slight texture too it. flattering pattern and colors. Pricier than it should be though for such a basic dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 30, 2014
Very nice dress for a work event
Rented this for a work event and loved it. The fabric is thick. Felt very comfortable and looked great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
December 19, 2014
Beautiful, comfortable dress.
Loved this dress. Could be dressed up with killer shoes for a party or dressed down with conservative accessories for something more professional. Flattering slim fit without being too tight. Material was thick enough to be forgiving but not so thick as to add bulk. Had a nice (though not spandex-y) stretch as well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 9, 2014
It was pretty and the fabric is amazing
I am 5'5 and this dress was longer than I wanted it to be. I wore it to a bridal luncheon and it was appropriate and pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 23, 2014
This dress is stunning
This dress is modest and stunning. Appropriate for a business setting and very comfortable. Most stunning modest dress I've ever worn.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 14, 2014
Stand Out
very comfortable. true to size. well made.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
July 13, 2014
Easy to wear comfy dress that still looks fabulous... But it smelled!
Dress is comfortable, easy to wear, and conservative yet sexy. I'm 5'4" and it hit just below my knees (a bit longer than if bargained for). Color is as pictured. I should have ordered one size smaller, but even a bit large it looked nice. Would recommend except that it smelled AWFUL on arrival. I hung it outside for a day and it smelled much better by the time I wore it but still a lingering scent of a hotel room that was cleaned to be "smoke free" (though it's normally not). This was my first RTR experience - hopefully the smell is not normal?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
July 11, 2014
Wedding rehearsal
Heavy material, and a more structured fit would normally suggest something not as sexy and eye-catching.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 29, 2014
Ultra-flattering and sexy without being flashy or revealing
I ordered the 44 (6) and the 42 (4) as my backup. I have broad shoulders and so the dress would fit snugly through the chest and shoulders no matter what so I went with the smaller size to get a closer fit through the waist and hips. It has stretch in it so the smaller size laid better too. The lining in it also helps smooth things out. I've had two kids and I hate spanx and thankfully they weren't needed. Its a little constricting for dancing but it was a wedding not a club so no big deal. Only minor negative is that its a bit warm for a summer wedding. I was fine in air conditioning but anytime spent outside was uncomfortable. I wore it with the Jules Smith Tribal Necklace. This was my first RTR experience and I couldn't have been happier. Can't wait to RTR again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 24, 2014
Great mix of comfortable and chic
Great dress! My only wish is that I had ordered one size down as it was generally a little baggy but did not really ruin the look of the dress at all. I wore this to an outdoor event and when everyone else was grabbing their dates blazer I was still nice and warm!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 18, 2014
Cool dress, just not for me.
The dress was too heavy for summer, and it didn't flatter my short & curvy figure. Would look smashing on someone tall and thin.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 17, 2014
Wore this for my professional headshots
It was perfect! Sorry that you cant see more of the dress (I was taking a headshot, not a body shot). The dress ran a bit large, I ended up wearing the 44 instead of the 46. Because of the way the dress is cut, it is extremely flattering for women with curves. It was also very professional with a pop of color. I was sad to send this one back!
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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
June 16, 2014
I went to a job interview. The dress fit great and I felt very confident too bad interview was awful
The fit was great. Dress a bit stretchy and forgiving. Very slimming!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
June 13, 2014
Perfect dress for my college graduation! Classy, elegant & sexy! I felt professional & fashionable.
This dress was so hard to return! I have rented from RTR many times and have received compliments on each of my rentals, however this dress was the most popular look by far. If you are a tall woman, this dress has the perfect silhouette. The material is slightly heavy and form fitting. The color blocking is gorgeous in person and made me look long and lean. I wish I owned this dress! Perfect for going from work to play. Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
June 8, 2014
Worth every penny
I rented this for a work function – I had to emcee an event that had me on my feet and in front of an audience for about 4 hours. This dress was a workhorse – it looked fresh and unwrinkled and perfect from the minute I put it on at 7 a.m. until I took it off 7 hours later. The blue and black combo was unexpected and very flattering. The dress was a lovely thick crepe that looked smooth and beautiful from every angle. I wish I could keep this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 144lbs
May 30, 2014
This dress saved the day!
The night before I was supposed to receive the original dress I chose, I got an email stating that the dress was delivered ruined beyond repair by a previous customer. Luckily RTR acted fast and sent me this dress. I tried it on and quite honestly, couldn't believe I had picked out a different dress. It fit great and the angles of the color blocking really made me look slim. I'm a bit on the petite side so the dress was a bit long, however I feel like with heels the color blocking really helped me look tall too! The material was a bit thick so it might not have been the ideal dress for a hot outdoor wedding. However, the heat wasn't unbearable. (might not be the best dress for July / August though!) I have to say the customer service team really did an excellent job coming up with an option for me to wear last minute!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 11, 2014
Lovely color blocked dress
The dress is a heavier crepe material that could be worn for three seasons; it may be a little too heavy in the summer. The color blocking enhanced my curves and gave me a more nipped in waist. The dress is conservative yet stylish. It was also very comfortable to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 9, 2014
High quality, great for work event
It was beautiful, high-quality and professional looking. I ordered 42, usually wear 4, and it was a bit loose. It's great for work and the cut if the dress made me look very slim. The only complaint I have is that the slip underneath kept showing because it was a bit too long. Other than that I loved this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
April 28, 2014
Business meeting
Not a bad word to say. Lovely body skimming fit. Looks tailored and flattering to curvy body types. I wanted to buy it outright!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 60
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 24, 2014
Too ill to attend but dress looked great when i tried it on!
fit well, very flattering
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 14, 2014
It just fit a little large on me.
It's a nice dress, it just didn't fit me well. Had I gotten a size or two smaller, I think it would have been amazing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
April 14, 2014
Dress means business
Covered, comfortable and stylish...really loved this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 13, 2014
Simply Sophisticated.
This dress looks wonderful on! It fits well without being extremely "fitted." Would definitely wear again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
April 6, 2014
Loved this dress!! Lots of compliments and super comfortable!
Runs really big. The size I got was supposed to he equivalent to an 8. I forgot to check off the smaller size as my back up. It was really big through but made it work. The size smaller would have been better.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 28, 2014
Great dress, definitely turned heads!
I am in the long process of renovating a house so almost all of my stuff is in storage. I was getting tired of wearing the same old same old to work every day and thought that I would spice it up with another fabulous rent the runway dress. Definitely a good choice! This dress is long enough to come to the knee and just modest enough to wear to work in a professional office setting. The colors aren't too bright to wear the winter or too dark to wear in the summer, the material is sick enough to be substantial and looks great! Runs true to size, has a little bit of give. Comfortable! I highly recommend this dress and my only regret is not taking a picture in it!
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