Narciso Rodriguez

Cobalt Cutout Gown

$400 rental
$3,500 retail

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Stylist Notes

Stand out at the black tie affair wearing this eye catching gown by Narciso Rodriguez. A bold color that no one will forget your style and beauty. Go with color coordinating earrings like the Lulu Frost's Tahiti Waterfall Drop Earrings.

Also available in red.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust and can not be worn with a standard strapless bra due to exposed back
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Floor length - available in two lengths. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'1'' to 5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7'' to 5'10'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra due to open back
FABRIC: Fabric has very slight stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue stretch silk crepe(92% silk; 8% elastane). Square neckline. Cold shoulder. Cross back. Seaming details at bust. Exposed back zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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21 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 17, 2015
This dress is absolutely beautiful the fit the color I had compliments from complete strangers.
I am 5'7" 150 lbs very curvy small waist 34 D bust this dress fits perfect the fabric has some give very comfortable The only issue I had was finding a bra because the way the back is cut Too busty to go braless
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 7, 2015
Felt great wearing this dress!
LOVED this dress. was perfect for a black tie wedding. sexy and also classy. I got so many compliments. I'm 5'1" so it was slightly long but not too bad. would definitely recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 10, 2014
Stunning!
So flattering and the color is gorgeous! received so many compliments! wear this to stand out!
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
July 31, 2013
It was stunning to say the least!
Be sure to have a sticky bra on hand!
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 4, 2013
Most beautiful dress ever.
Best fit ever
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 25, 2012
I felt so glamorous and classy! The dress really helped me make an entrance!
I had to buy the dress a size smaller than i wanted, but it really ended up okay! the dress was a little bit snug, but the length was perfect. one thing to keep in mind is that lines show pretty easily, so you'll have to be careful when you pick your underwear!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 29, 2012
This dress is gorgeous. It's a designer gown, and you can tell.
I went up one size, which was the right thing. My friend looked awesome in her calvin klein RTR dress too!
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
October 16, 2012
great customer service, started off with lots of worries. customer service A+
fit like a glove
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 15, 2012
Statuesque + sexy... the perfect black tie gown.
This dress made me feel AMAZING--it was the perfect way to start my Rent The Runway experience. I tried it on in the NYC showroom, and the 40R fit me perfectly. I wore it with 3" heels and the bottom barely grazed the floor. I wore it to my boyfriend's law firm's black tie gala at Lincoln Center, and got compliments from everyone. I am usually a little shy about showing off my hips (I usually go for strapless dresses that hug the waist then flare out on bottom), but since it was a special occasion, I decided to just go for it. It is made from a heavier fabric so it doesn't show bumps, but I ended up wearing Spanx just for a little 'lift' in the butt. The waist was slightly too long for me (would have prob been perfect for someone 5'6"), but I was still very happy with the fit. The straps over the arms made it a little awkward to reach upward (like to fix my hair), but it's a small price to pay for feeling so sexy. The color is slightly darker/richer than in the photos with the model, but the purplish-blue hue is accurate. My only caution is for women who live alone: I wasn't able to close the little hooks on top by myself, so my boyfriend had to come over early to help me. I'm reasonably flexible (I can put sunscreen on the middle of my back), but there are 4-5 little hooks on the strap at the top of my back that I couldn't close on my own.
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
October 15, 2012
I stood out in a sea of black dresses and was complimented by guests all night. I felt so beautiful!
This dress is a head-turner and I would definitely rent again. I wore this to a black-tie wedding was approached by strangers and friends asking about it all night. I'm usually a 0-2, so was a little worried that a second size wasn't available, but was relieved when the 38R fit. This dress is form-fitting, which means it shows every curve (my boyfriend LOVED that part!). I tried to wear spanx underneath, but because I didn't have the type that goes to the thigh, it showed the panty-line and I couldn't wear them. I was able to wear a strapless bra underneath...just had to pull the back strap down far enough to hide it. You can also put in bra pads instead if you need the extra coverage. I wore 3 inch heels and the length was perfect. The only negative is that you're limited in movement, especially for dancing....the hip area is a bit tight and you can't raise your arms very high...but honestly, the dress was so gorgeous, I didn't even care!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 15, 2012
Lots of compliments! Ran into other girls renting at the event. My boyfriend loved the dress.
Fits true to size. I'm 5'4 and 120lbs and the dress 40R which is a 2 US size fit well. I wore about 3 inch heels and the dress did not touch the ground. Only complaint is the zipper in the back should have a clasp because if you sit it sometimes begins to unzip a little...
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 53
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
October 13, 2012
GORGEOUS!!!
This dress is absolutely stunning. Too bad it's not made for D cups. I rented the size 40. The 42 was not available and normally I wear a 40 anyway. The bottom fit perfectly but the top was WAY too tight. I could barely clasp it and when I did, well let's just say it didn't look classy at all and that's what this dress is, classy. I hated to return it but had no choice. Hopefully I will have a formal event in the near future and rent the 42. The color is breathtaking.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 68
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 108lbs
October 11, 2012
STUNNING COLOR, CUT, FIT!
Worn the dress to a formal wedding and stood out in a sea of black! Dress fit like a dream, not a lot of give, looked like I had to tailored to me. The style was certainly out of my comfort zone, but definitely glad that I took a chance on wearing this fabulous dress. Looked and felt fabulous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
October 1, 2012
Pretty but unforgiving.
- This dress runs small. -You cannot wear anything under it - no spanks. -The color is stunning.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
September 28, 2012
Gorgeous dress! I loved the color, but it runs REALLY small!
As soon as it arrived at my office, I looked at it and realized I should have ordered the 40 and 42. The 38 was tiny! I am fairly slim and could not get the dress zipped up. Order a larger size.....trust me!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
September 25, 2012
Amazing color and quality.
Absolutely gorgeous dress - the color is incredible. It runs small in the hips - I usually wear a 6, but I wore the 8L in this. Dress is also a little short - I wore 3-4 inch heels, and it was a couple inches above the ground even though I got the long - but the dress is so beautiful, no one is looking at the length. Would definitely recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 5, 2012
Truly stunning dress and I felt so special in it. Its amazing for weddings and formal events
This dress is simply fabulous. I rented it for my brothers black tie wedding reception and everyone loved the dress. It runs a tad small but other then that it fit great. I loved this dress and was truly sad to have to take it off and especially sad to have to return it. I paired it with jewelry from rent the runway and everything worked out great for the event. I am so pleased with my experience! This is a must rent dress!!!!!!
LSeptember 10, 2012
Beautiful dress. How high of a heel did you wear with this? I'm 5'11 and trying to determine if it will be long enough.
HeidiSeptember 17, 2012
The size and fit tab says: LENGTH: Floor length - available in two lengths. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'1'' to 5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7'' to 5'10''). So looks like you'd need a low heel at 5'11"
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 18, 2012
Wish they'd had my size
This dress really is a showstopper. Unfortunately for me, RTR didn't have a 6 for the day of my event so I rented the 40R (Size 4) and the 44R (Size 8), hoping I could fit in one or the other because I just LOVE the style.... like the title says, I wish they'd had my size. I know the 42R would have fit perfectly... I ended up wearing the 40R and couldn't really eat anything while in it :-/ It still looked great though and I would definitely rent again to experience this dress in the right size!
SaraySeptember 10, 2012
Hi Elle- I am your height. Length wise- Did R fit well? I plan on wearing heels. Thanks in advance!
RTR CustomerSeptember 19, 2012
Hi Saray! The regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem and is recommended for heights 5'1'' to 5'6''. You should be perfect in the regular length and can absolutely wear 2-3' inch heels!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Weight: 117lbs
July 9, 2012
A couple I didn't know at the wedding came up to me & told me they voted me best dressed ... well second to the bride :)
This dress was amazing! Fit great and got a million complements on it. Only thing I would have changed is I would have gotten the long size. Dress doesn't have a lot of give especially near the knees, its very fitted. The back is the best part ... must wear your hair to show it off!
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
April 18, 2012
classy sophisticated stunning
I rented this dress for a wedding which was just so amazing. Fit perfectly, I am 5'4' 110 pounds and usually wear a size 0-2 I wore the 38R and it fit perfectly...all over..received many many compliments and just felt stunning in this dress. The color is beautiful the fit perfect....
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
February 16, 2012
Best compliment: "You need to take off that dress and give it to me. Now."
This dress is a stunner. I'm usually a 0-2, and I rented the 38L and 40L because RTR stylist said dress is very form-fitting and R would be too short. I'm 5'6 and wore 5-inch heels, and the dress still dragged a bit. I went to a gala where we did a lot of dancing, and though it worked fine, I would probably do R next time. Dress definitely hugs every curve but completely stylish and elegant. I received compliments the entire evening, and the color will definitely make you a standout.
KathyFebruary 27, 2012
Do you wear the 38 or the 40?
margaretMarch 7, 2012
do you have any more pictures you could post?! im thinking about renting it in red for prom
ChristyMarch 12, 2012
you are so lovely.
VanillalatteMarch 19, 2012
I have the same question as Kathy. Which size did you wear? Only one available is the 40L and your answer will certainly help. Thanks.
NoniMarch 25, 2012
Sorry for the delayed response. I wore the 40. It was a perfect fit, though a bit longer than I would have preferred given I was doing a lot of dancing that night.
KatiApril 28, 2012
if i am 5'9.5 but don't want to wear heels, do you think I could get away with the R?
RTRMay 2, 2012
Hi Kati, the Regular measures 58'' - I would have a friend take a quick measurement from the top of your shoulder to your heel to see if flats could work with the Regular!
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