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Narciso Rodriguez

Woman in Charge Dress

$250 rental
$1895 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Entertaining guests? Choose a feminine option for the occasion, like this structured peplum sheath by Narciso Rodriguez. Jazz it up with jewels like Alexis Bittar’s Perching Panther Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up 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 - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, 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 up 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 - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black Silk Mikado (100% silk). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Pencil skirt with peplum detail. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 44” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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14 reviews

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Small 0
True to Size 6
Large 7
Photos 1
C.L.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 3, 2013

Quality black dress with elegant details

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was cut beautifully. It became wrinkled when I was traveling, but looked perfect after hanging it for 1 night. Very flattering silhouette. Dress fabric has no stretch. You can wear any undergarments with this dress.
Chica Chic
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 3, 2014

Fabulous tailoring. Beautiful dress. So elegant.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is everything I expected from a Narciso Rodriguez dress. Impeccable tailoring, great fabric, very flattering cut. I am on the smaller end of a size 8 and ordered only the size 8 equivalent since this was my backup dress. I think a size 6 would have fit me better since the charm of the dress is how it shows off your shape. I am not calling it "runs large" because the 8 wasn't very big on me, it's more that it would have been more flattering in a 6. This dress is also versatile. If you need it for an occasion in which you need to be very conservative yet elegant, you can get that look easily. If you want to glam it up or even vamp it up a little bit, it's all about the styling. Great, great dress!
Brandis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112 lbs
Mar 5, 2014

Kind of frumpy...

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't wear, nor did I order this dress. RTR was kind enough to send this to me as a backup option because the backup size in the dress that I did order was no longer available. I ended up wearing my original choice, but tried this one on in a 2. It seems pretty big for a 2, and it wasn't what I was looking for. Cute dress, but not me, a bit frumpy. Perfect maybe for a very conservative affair.
Jackie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 6, 2014

Beautiful dress but in a size too large.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
This dress was beautifully made and I'm sure a size smaller would have fit perfectly, but I had three dresses in my order and I didn't order a back up size in this one. From now on I know I am a size 44 in NR dresses. It was a bit too conservative for my Vegas trip anyway so I didn't ask RTR to overnight the smaller size. If I have another more conservative event like a wedding or work party I definitely plan to rent it again! Beautiful fabric and high quality.
Tania
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

Very high quality material. Classic dress with flattering neck line. Great with drop earrings.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
fit was true to size. very classic dress that can make big impression.
luckylady
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 16, 2014

Elegant cut

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was very sophisticated but a bit boring. Flattering cut just needed some jewelry
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 16, 2014

Peplum detail hard to see

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was nice quality but kinda awkward on. I wanted to love it but I swapped dresses with someone else at the wedding for most of the night. The peplum does not flatter someone with a little belly.
fashonista
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
May 19, 2014

Classic dress

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This is a beautiful, classy, sophisticated dress. I love it! Although I ended up not wearing it because I got the 46 and it was a little loose around the midsection. I will definitely rent again in a smaller size. I love the length, I'm tall so I love for dresses to come to the knee or slightly below. The peblum hides any pooch you may have around the stomach area.
Kelly Grace
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 19, 2014

Didn't wear it...because it was huge.

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
If you are going to order this make sure it order at least one size smaller than you think you need.
KL
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 13, 2014

Sleek, tasteful dress, runs just a tad big. Great shape and quality.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I really liked this dress. It was in very good condition and the overall fit was great, but runs just a tad on the large side -enough so that I would go one size smaller than what you usually wear. I received plenty of compliments and I felt really comfortable all night. I would definitely wear this again. If you're looking for a flattering, safe dress with room to eat and move around in, this is a good pick.
Roz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 17, 2015

this dress is impeccably tailored

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
the quality of the dress is amazing. i'm usually a 40 but sized down based on reviews and availability and it worked out very well. i wore it without a bra and it worked brilliantly. it is a bit snug, but not enough to be uncomfortable or look inappropriate for my meeting. at my height the hem hit the middle/right under my knee so high heels are a must. this just toes the line between being professional and sexy, i would say the female equivalent of a power suit. i would rent this in a heartbeat for any professional event.
Cristina
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Apr 27, 2015

This is a gorgeous dress which transitions perfectly from day to night!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
The details around the waist are flattering! I wear a US 4, and this dress was a tad too large for me in the hips, but I am an athletic shape with a pretty straight waist. The contrasting fabric on the waist detail adds a really flattering look to this LBD. Great dress!!
LAURENB
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 7, 2015

Don't underestimate this one! Broad shoulder girls listen up!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Work
Nothing can damper a day like feeling like a linebacker...that's why it's imperative I promote this dress! You can't tell from the photo but the fabric on the top of the dress folds inward, covering the shoulder and trap area, concealing my broad shoulders and back. The interesting neckline and slight peplum promote this black dress from monotonous to alluring! My only qualm being the slight looseness at the bottom of this dress. Had it been my own I would tailor it to perfection. I'll be renting this dress again along with my favorite Kendra Scott turquoise earrings!
Tiff
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
May 20, 2015

Beautiful, but runs big

Size worn: 42
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was really pleased with the quality of the dress, but was unable to wear it because it felt a size too big. I normally wear a 4 so I rented a 42, but this was baggy in all areas, particularly in the waist and hips.
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