Seek Expertise Shift

$225 rental
$1750 retail

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Stylist Notes

Go for expert tailoring and high fashion fabulous in this asymmetric shift by Narciso Rodriguez. The chic cut is beyond!

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Better for larger busts - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Better for larger busts - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black crepe and Navy Satin (59% Viscose, 37% Acetate, 4% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Empire waist with full skirt. Exposed back zipper. Not lined. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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19 reviews
Fit
Large11
True to Size5
Small0
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 13, 2015
Great fashion forward dress!
Was worried it would fit like a bag and it absolutely did not. I love this dress and hate to send it back!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 3, 2015
Perfect dress for New Year's Eve
This dress is so chic and was a huge hit! It runs small in the chest area, so much so that I couldn't wear a bra. If the next size up would have been available, it would have worked perfectly. The fabric is heavy and it's so well made. Probably my favorite dress I've ever rented.
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Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
March 31, 2015
Very Long
I am 5'7 and usually don't have problems with dresses being too long. This dress was below my knees and very boxy. I didn't wear it because of the length. The hem pulled in a weird way across my chest and the material buckled out on the other side of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 27, 2015
Not for girl who are large up top
This dress had a seam that runs diagonally across the chest area if you have a large chest this is not got you I couldn't wear it cause it looked super funny and the seam wouldn't fit over the chest so it bunched up
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
November 11, 2014
swimming in it
This was enormous on me and looked like a giant sack. I have tried to rent this dress several times before without success and was excited to finally wear it. It looked awful and had to go back. Suggest you talk to a stylist for sizing before renting. I like the idea of this dress but would hesitate to try it again for the price.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 28, 2014
Unique, architectural design
Loved this dress! I had to wear a size or two up from what I normally wear just because that's what was available, but it still worked. The dress is great for someone who is smaller on top.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 16, 2014
STUNNING but WAY too big!
I wear a size 8/10 usually, but it definitely depends on the cut and style. I ordered an 8 and was SO sad when i tried it on and it was a sack on me. I needed at least 1 size smaller, if not 2. I was so sad to have to return it without wearing it. (I called to see if I could get a smaller size but they were all rented out).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
July 15, 2014
Show-stopping, comfortable dress
Fit is slightly on the large side, backup should be a size down unless you're worried about tightness through the chest. Bottom half is a dark blue satin that I worried about getting dirty but that held up wrinkle-free all day. It's a long and loose dress and may look overwhelming on someone short. Overall, this is one of the coolest, nicest pieces of clothing I've ever worn.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
July 8, 2014
Business party
Wore with a huge necklace to give it some bling. Loved the way it drapes and fit. Very flattering to all body types
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 30, 2014
Great Dress, but runs big!
It's hard for me to rate this with stars since I did not wear the dress. I am 5 months pregnant and ordered this dress for a wedding. I ordered the wrong size thinking I needed something big. The dress was way too big and I could've ordered down. I did not end up wearing the dress but agree with the other reviewers and recommend, regardless if you are preggos or not ordering a size down. I wish it fit since it was nice stylish dress. The top is black and the bottom is a different material, more of a satin dark navy. The picture makes it look all black but it's not. I do recommend the dress, but order 1 to 2 sizes down.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 25, 2014
Unique and fun hemline, and perfect to dance in.
I ordered the dress as a backup, as I wasn't sure about the material on a June/summer wedding if it was hot. The day ended up being temperate and the material was actually quite light so I wore this over the other dress I ordered. However, it does run very large. I'm generally a size 6 up top and I wore an IT 40/US 2. It pulled a little bit across the chest but the 4 wasn't available and I'm afraid it would have been too loose in the end. I was also afraid that the 2 would be too short, as I'm tall. And it really was perfect. It has a really unique hemline and the contrast of the navy satin and the black crepe made it less formal which was perfect for the event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
June 23, 2014
Felt like a star!
Lovely!! The bias cut makes it a little "wonky" fitting around the boob / ribcage ...If i owned it, i would have it have it tailored. It was fun for a night tho!
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
May 9, 2014
Great dress for a fashion event
I wore this to a reception at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I felt great in the dress, which is flattering, forgiving, and super chic! Unfortunately, it couldn't really accommodate my boobs (36C), but I fixed that by wearing a jog bra -- problem solved. It didn't hang 100% perfectly on my left side, probably because I'm not a hanger, but I don't think anybody noticed the little wrinkle at my hip. The bodice is black and the skirt is midnight blue -- appears black in a dark room. I wore it with the Anton Heunis colorblocked crystal necklace, which seemed like it was made for this dress. Thank you RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 104lbs
March 22, 2014
didn't wear it.
Great design but too big, dress swallowed me. , Easily looked pregnant. Wish RTR still had a size 38!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
March 15, 2014
Comfortable, wrinkle free dress!
Loved this dress at 8.5 months pregnant! Wore it to a wedding and was very comfortable all night. The bottom fabric sometimes looked closer to navy than black. I could have worn the 44, but the bust was cut too tight. I am more like a full D cup at this point, so lager busted chicks may want to size up, thought it is smaller. I did a lot of sitting and never got wrinkled. I would definitely recommend this dress, especially to pregnant fashionistas!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 9, 2014
Great dress! Very stylish and the cut is beautiful! will definitely rent again!
fit true to size, I wore it post partum so gave me some extra room
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
February 15, 2014
runs really large
I rented this for a party but ended up not wearing it. The size they sent me was way too large and completely unwearable. I didn't get a backup. I knew the lower part of the dress would be voluminous, but the top (which is supposed to be fitted) was enormous. It was unflattering and made me look pregnant. Unfortunately, my event was out of state, so I couldn't exchange it for another size. If you decide to rent this dress I would suggest going 1-2 sizes down. Especially if your chest is on the smaller size. Also, wear very high heels to balance out the volume on the lower half.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
October 23, 2013
So chic!
Wore this insanely chic dress to a fashion event in Manhattan. Being 5'4", had to wear high high pumps to lengthen my look since it was bit knee/tea length. So many compliments and can't go wrong with Narciso for a night.
jennaNovember 13, 2013
looks just great!
BeckyDecember 19, 2013
Do you think this could work for a black-tie event? I know its not long, but I want to make it work....
skyeJanuary 17, 2014
Was this dress boxy?
marthaMarch 13, 2014
also curious to know if this would work for black tie. I need something very rock and roll
HilaryJuly 21, 2014
I have worn this dress to a black tie and it was perfect and comfortable, although it did pull a little across my larger bust. But thanks to the dark colors it wasn't noticeable to anyone else!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 3, 2013
STYLIST REVIEW
If you are looking for a comfortable style, this is it! I felt like I could have a Thanksgiving dinner feast and then some of the leftovers with this option. It has a lot of give throughout the bust, waist and hip area because it is a trapeze dress, but I would also give it some balance with a belt or simple jewelry to help provide some lineage. Also great for any expectant moms!

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