Jet Cutout Gown

$300 – $400 rental ?
$3500 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

All eyes will be on you when you stroll into the event wearing this insanely chic and sexy gown by Narciso Rodriguez. Much more than your average black gown! Pair with classic crystal accessories like Oscar de la Renta’s Crystal Marks the Spot Earrings and Ben-Amun’s Antiqued Crystal Bracelet for the full black tie bombshell ensemble.

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). Sized: 38-44, 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 is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-44, 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 is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black stretch silk crepe(92% silk, 8% elastane). Square neckline. Cold shoulder. Cross back. Straight skirt. Exposed back zip. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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74 reviews
Fit
Large20
True to Size47
Small1
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 16, 2016
The back made the dress
loved this dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
April 23, 2016
Perfect for black tie college alumni event!
Dress fit perfectly! It's a very comfortable fabric and the fit makes you look effortlessly fabulous. In some photos it seemed like the dress could show a lot of cleavage but I didn't find it was too showy and I have 32D -- perfect cut for flattering and classy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 26, 2016
Great dress, very classy modern style!
I ordered this dress and the 40R because I was unsure about the length. Upon trying them both there is not much difference in length, about 1/2 an inch. I am 5'4" and I had to wear 4-5 inch heels with the petite! I always wear a size 4 but I felt like this dress was very large through the waistline. Lifting your arms up is a problem in this dress, plan on wearing your hair up or to one side (somehow secure) because moving your arms up to fix it is a problem! Get the NuBra for sure, it is amazing and you cannot wear any other style bra with this dress. I used fashion tape on the neckline to make sure the top didn't expose anything. The dress is beautiful and the fabric is great quality. The only wear I noticed is on the hook & eye closure on the back, some of the black of the hooks is worn off and looks silver.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
February 1, 2016
I was not able to wear, as the dress was way too long. Think they sent wrong size.
Beautiful fit everywhere, it the length was appropriate I would have worn it. Great they were able to get me another dress in time and gave me a full refund. They are always accommodating at RTR.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 26, 2016
This is the absolute perfect dress for a wedding or formal event. I got SO many compliments.
My original dress was returned ripped so RTR sent me this one at the last minute. I am SO glad they did because I absolutely love it! This dress hugs your body in all the right places and the material is light weight. The length was perfect for me with 3 inch heels. I would rent this again!!!
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Size worn:
42R
Rented for:
Party
January 3, 2016
Loved the fir and comfort
It fit like it was tailored to me. Beautiful
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 14, 2015
Black tie
I rented this dress for a black tie event. I normally wear 6, so I rented 6 and 8 (4 wasn't available). It's a beautiful dress. The 6 was way too big... I couldn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 14, 2015
Beautiful Dress
This was a last minute selection, given that the dress I was supposed to receive was unavailable (as of a day before the event, grr). There was only a 0R or a 2P available and based on the reviews of it running a bit large and long, I decided to go with the 0R, caring more about it fitting in the body than being too long. Good choice. I am typically a 0 or 2 (5'3", ~110-115). The 0 fit, but was none too tight. And it was LONG. I wore close to 5" heels and was still touching the floor.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Weight: 118lbs
December 14, 2015
Wore it for office Halloween.
I rented another dress in a similar style for my "real" costume, but the construction and fabric quality on this one were on a completely different level. You really haven't lived until you've tried on a dress like this, one that's sewn to fit and flatter your body. I felt so good.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
November 13, 2015
Dress was too large so I was unable to wear it.
I'm curvier and was really looking forward to wearing this dress. The fit in the waist and bust were much too large. I'm a 34DD and when I bent over while trying the dress on I fell out of the dress. The hips were a bit large too. It's also very long even in a regular (I'm 5'6"), but the length fit well with 3 inch heels. I'd size down for this designer if you're looking at his dresses.
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
October 28, 2015
I wore this to a gala at the Met. I got so many compliments on this dress and I felt amazing in it!
This dress fit perfectly and was so flattering. The only downside is you can't really lift your arms up all the way because of the arms and if you're planning on taking large, gargantuan strides it might be a bit challenging with the mermaid silhouette.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
October 15, 2015
Stunning Dress! High Quality!
This dress is an absolute stunner. I did not end up wearing it for event, but this dress hugs you in all the right places. However, the material is a bit thin so there is nowhere for any lumps or bumps to hide. My sister tried it on and it did not fit her correctly. It would wrinkle up around her mid-section. The dress has a long torso to it, so it fit me great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 107lbs
October 7, 2015
Beautiful dress, but not true to size.
I normally wear a size 0 dress. With a high end designer like Narciso Rodrigues I expect the dresses to be true to size, if not run a little small. Unfortunately, with dress was way too big. It was quite loose in the waist and hips in particular. The dress itself is gorgeous, I was bummed that I couldn't wear it.
Size worn:
38P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 23, 2015
Stunning Dress
Overall, the dress was amazing, I received dozens of compliments. Lots of intricate details and great fit. The size 38P was still a Little loose, around the hips and bust , probably as one reviewer mentioned the silk-elastane fabric may have stretched out over the years. the back zipper does not have a hook and eye closure and kept coming undone, which I had to safety pin. I had to wear 5" heels so the length would touch the floor, and the back has a "baby-train" .
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
July 30, 2015
Classy
The dress is so beautiful - you will not be disappointed. The 38P size is the only one that was available - and it was indeed too short for my build with 3 inch heels, but not that noticeable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
July 26, 2015
Gorgeous Dress!!
Out of all my RTR rentals, this is by far my favorite! I am normally a size 2-4 but the 38L (0) fit like a glove! I am 5'7'' and wore 3 inch heels, and the length was perfect. The bust was a little small and there's a cutout in the back so I ended up wearing a sticky bra. I could not say enough good things about this dress! The dress is silk and is cut so perfectly that it made my waist look tiny while actually having curves! I was worried that the shoulders would be too tight since I ordered a size down from my normal size, but I didn't have a problem. I was so upset after my original dress was no longer available, but it turns out it was a blessing in disguise because I could not have been happier with this replacement dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 10, 2015
the cut is beautiful. I ended up not wearing it though - details are cheap-looking
Really not worth the hefty price tag. Although the cut is amazing and makes you look like Jessica Rabbit, the eye/hook closures on the back were visibly exposed and looked cheap. The zipper didn't have a hook on top causing it to fall down often and the material was very wrinkled. I didn't wear it because it wasn't the easiest dress to wear even though it looked good. No bra needed, be ready to steam this upon arrival, and you cannot lift your arms up (which I guessed would be the case based on the arm cut).
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
June 2, 2015
Classic and Beautiful
After getting an invite to a Commodores Ball, I was in a lurch. Who has ball gowns just lying around? Luckily, Rent the Runway DC really helped me figure out what I could wear to an event like this. This dress fit so perfectly. For a girl on the tall side of life, the long was essential. The long was an inch or two too long for dancing though. I wore this dress for photos and another Badgley Mischka for the actual ball. I received so many compliments on the dress throughout the night. I highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 26, 2015
The dress felt amazing! Got so many compliments on it.
The fit is true to size. The only thing I wish it had was a built in bra.
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 20, 2015
This dress fit like it was made for me. I can see why it's so expensive!
The fitting at the georgetown store was absolutely worth it! Teaira Brewer was my stylist and she pulled incredible dresses and made me feel like I was going to the academy awards! Will request her for all future events!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 14, 2015
Size down!
I rented 42R since I am usually a size 4. The length was perfect with 3.5 inch heels, but I was swimming in it. It felt amazing on, but it was just too big everywhere. It really is gorgeous though. I would love to rent again in a smaller size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 25, 2015
Flawless!
I wore this dress for a black tie gala and it is amazing. I usually wear a 0 but have a 34C bust so I worry about "spilling" over the top with some bodices. This dress held and hugged everything perfectly. The shoulder cut-outs are gorgeous and the back of the dress is so amazing. Fabric is a dream, it looked like a VERY well-made, expensive gown. Length on the R was just perfect as well in 4" heels. I had initially rented this dress in the red which was STUNNING but arrived damaged so I got the black as a back-up. Do not hesitate to rent this gown, it is gorgeous!
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 19, 2015
prom
flattering
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Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 21, 2015
perfect for a black tie event!
LOVED this dress!! it was a little tight in the shoulders, but i ordered super late so the next size up wasnt available.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 12, 2015
Perfect Dress
I rented this dress for my sororities formal and it was perfect. It fit very true to size and I was able to wear a strapless bra with it. It was classy and fun at the same time. People told me they loved the dress all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
January 3, 2015
Wished my size had been available but loved the dress!
I wore this to a wedding and received many compliments. Its not as structured as I would have hoped for or it seems in the photos -its almost like a thick bathing suit fabric. I am normally a size 4 but it was unavailable and needed to go with the size 2. It fit well in the hips and stomach but the back was very tight. I actually ended up needing to use a bra extender for my shoulders. The long is also not very long- I couldn't wear much of a heel.
Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Party
December 21, 2014
It hugged in all the right places. This dress accentuated me body in all the right places. Love it!
Fit in all the right places.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 18, 2014
Very disappointing! Runs large through the hips
Beautiful detail through the shoulders and bodice, but had disproportionately large amount of fabric in the hips area. I really wanted this to work, but the cut was very strange, and my boyfriend said "No way!" He's usually very uncritical, so I sent the dress back. Very disappointing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 15, 2014
Pretty, chic dress!
This was a backup dress sent to me as my original selection was damaged upon return. It ran quite big on me in the waist and bust area. The straps were incredibly loose that even fashion tape would not help. I did not wear this dress because of this. I would size down as a backup cause had it fit correctly I think it could be quite flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 3, 2014
Love my dress
It runs big but I love the fit and the fabric is beautiful..
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 26, 2014
Pretty dress. Ran big in the bust area.
Fit was too big. Had to go with a different dress. They were very helpful and got me a new dress in time for the wedding I was attending.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
November 21, 2014
It's an absolutely gorgeous dress!
Since I'm so petite, the dress was loose through my mid-section. The length worked out fine with 5" heels though -I didn't even have to tape it up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 8, 2014
Received compliments all night long!!
Absolutely beautiful, fabulous dress. I had people I didn't even know come up to me all night long complimenting me on the dress. Absolutely loved it!!
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Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 3, 2014
My first experience with RTR was flawless!
This dress fit perfectly and was glamorous yet comfortable. I felt like a million bucks in it! Would absolutely wear this dress again and rent all my formal dresses from RTR.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
October 29, 2014
Rented this dress for my friend's black tie NYC wedding.
This dress is amazing! The back is gorgeous and the mermaid fit is very flattering.
Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 16, 2014
I ordered this to wear as a bridesmaid dress.
I was and am obsessed with this dress. That said, it was so huge on me I couldn't wear it. I should note that I am a lady with curves of the hourglass variety and even they could not hope to fill out this dress. It was falling off me. I was so disappointed because I was amped to wear this dress. Luckily, I ordered a backup dress (a Raul in a 10) which fit like a glove. I was shocked that the 10 fit so well while this dress in the equivalent of an 8 looked like a sack on me. Moral of the story: size down!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
August 28, 2014
Very fabulously over dressed and very much okay with it.
I rented this dress for an annual MENSA Gala and I was way over dressed but I looked and felt beautiful so I didn't care. The dress fabric is heavenly, it's felt so lovely on my skin. The square bust line was flattering for my athletic shoulders and arms while the stitching emphasized the feminine curves I often have trouble highlighting. The back was daring and unexpected which further added to the intrigue of the dress. It was very comfortable to wear and not restraining at all. I added a gold belt to pull the waist in a bit more as the lower half of the dress was a little big on me. There is pleating in the hips that I assume hugs a pear shape but on me, just looked a little big. Overall, stunning dress, so many compliments, and it made this occasion very special.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 3, 2014
I absolutely loved this dress and got multiple compliments on it!
The top was a bit big for me - i am small busted - but the bottom fit great and honestly it was so forgiving that you couldn't really tell that it didn't fit perfectly. it was very simple and super elegant. I loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 30, 2014
Great dress, lots of compliments.
The body of the 2 fit better than the 4 but my shoulders were to broad for the 2. The 4 was snug in the shoulders and loose in the waist and big in the hips but it looked nice and I got lots of compliments. Wore it to a gala and it was very appropriate and also different from what anyone else had on. Always a plus.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 23, 2014
Classic and Comfortable!
The dress was worn by my sister to a wedding and was a great simple, classic, black dress! It runs true to size, it's not too tight around the midsection because the material is not that stretchy. Super easy to accessorize! Length was perfect, my sister is 5'5 and wore 3' heels. Everyone loved it and she didn't have any complaints!
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