nha khanh

Karla Drama Gown

$199 to buy
$1,595 retail
Stylist Notes

Get a dramatic look for your night of evening elegance in this stunning ball gown by nha khanh. Sweeping layers of tulle will make an entrance worthy of royalty! Simply pair with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Anne Crystal Teardrops and Kenneth Jay Lane’s Polished Crystal Ring.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

Black Lace over Nude Tulle (70% Polyamide, 30% Viscose). Sleeveless. Illusion boat neckline with scalloped edge. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

Share
246 reviews
Fit
Large
(16)
True to Size
(154)
Small
(12)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 153lbs
November 20, 2014
Got compliments all evening! This dress was the hit of the Gala!

Be sure to have some static electricity spray on hand/ the skirt has lots and sticks to everything if not sprayed!

Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Other
December 7, 2014
I felt like a princess!!!

I cannot say any negative thing about this dress because there arent any negatives!! This dress is so beautiful and it fits perfect :) i have small bust so i didnt have any problem with the top :) i felt like a princess and i got to s of compliments :) and the best compliment of all night came from my husband who barely compliments on my clothing but for the dress he said i looked stunning and so beautiful :D

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
December 17, 2014
Prefect gown for my Xmas party!

Wasn't sure about this dress at first, but once I got to the party I have to say I was quite happy! I wore size 2L, which floated approx an inch or two above the ground with flats. It pinched slightly under my arms, but I couldn't wear size 4L, because one could tell that that dress had been worn a lot more and the fabric on the bottom was scrunched together, which made the dress to short for me. I liked that I got a black ribbon/belt to go with it which I really liked. Only problem was that I forgot all about it when I got ready.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 23, 2015
Lovely dress

Beautiful dress, good length for my height, but not great for small chested ladies so I did not wear it.

Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
March 8, 2015
wore it to prom & got compliments from friends and random people all night. absolutely gorgeous

everything get perfectly, but ended up being a little too long (I am about 5'7" and had heels on). other than that the night was really fun and the dress is very flattering, even for flat chested girls!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 9, 2015
Very comfortable

I ordered this for my high school prom along with another dress because I wasn't sure which one I was going to like more. I ended up liking the other one more, but not because of any cons on this dress's part. It's super comfortable, fit really well and does not accentuate the hips as much as I had expected. I ended up wearing the other dress because I liked it just a smidge more but I would've gone with this one in a heartbeat. But, be warned, it is a lot of tulle and runs a tad long so if you're wearing heels or going to a crowded area watch out for people stepping up on the bottom of the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 13, 2015
Womp, womp

I had my eye on this gown for weeks. I had hoped to wear it for my elopement. I rented the dress to gauge sizing, fit, etc. Much to my dismay, this may be the least flattering dress I've ever had on. I'm bigger in the bust, but imagined this dress would underplay that...normally I can wear a size 8-10, depending on the designer; in this dress I barely fit into the 12. Neither size ended up fitting well. If you are a curvier woman, this may not be the dress for you. The photo doesn't show this well, but the tulle is a bit layered. It's almost confusing... It took me a few minutes just to sort the tulle out. The lace at the top of the dress (the scalloping) does not lay flat, not one bit. I'm very sad this dress wasn't "the one," it's truly so gorgeous.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
April 14, 2015
Lovely!!! Felt great in it!

Loved all the tulle and it was comfortable to wear!

View photos (1)
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
April 19, 2015
If you want to feel like a princess, rent this dress!!

The dress fit perfectly! Very comfortable all night long! I received so many compliments!

View photos (1)
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 10, 2015
This dress is equal in comfort and beauty. I felt like a princess and got compliments all night long

For my senior prom, I ordered a 4R with a 2R backup and ended up wearing the four. The dress was shipped to me with some rips in the tulle at the bottom and the lace on the peplum was a little raggedy. Overall, though, I loved this dress. It was so comfortable I didn't want to take it off and I was told by several people that mine was their favorite dress of the night. My only complaint was that it was a little long and I spent most of the night holding it up. I wish their was a petite option in my size!

View photos (1)
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 20, 2015
People gave me compliments and I felt gorgeous!

When I first tried this dress on, I was concerned about all the tulle, but it just takes a little bit of getting used to. All night, people gave me compliments- "princess dress" was one of the more common ones. As for the fit, I ordered a 6R and an 8R, and while the 6 fit, the 8 looked better. I'm just under 5'6" and I wore flats; I stepped on the dress here and there, but the only real difficulty was going up stairs. This is the best dress I've ever worn and it really made my prom great.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 23, 2015
Felt like Cinderella!

This was the absolute PERFECT dress for my engagement shoot in the park! Fit amazing and I truly felt like a princess!!!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
June 12, 2015
I felt like a princess. I wore this dress to a wedding and danced all night.

Comfortable and light. Dress was slightly short so I'm glad I ordered a long. The skirt twirls and blows in the wind beautifully.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
June 20, 2015
I wore this for the Army Birthday Ball celebration, a fairly formal event

This dress was AMAZING! I loved every moment of wearing it and it honestly broke my heart to return it. It fit wonderfully, flowed beautifully, the silhouette was incredible, and fit perfectly in the bust and well in the waist. I got tons of compliments all night, I would rent this dress again in a heartbeat. My husband loved the dress and it is very appropriate for military events, I felt elegant all night! The tule skirt was easy to manage and did not get warm. I wore heels and did not step on the dress all night, just had to be careful on stairs. The length was perfect for me and I would not order a 10L but stick with the 10R for my height. The backup in a size 12R was just too big overall; this dress runs very true to size.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
July 2, 2015
Everyone thought the dress was so beautiful and unique. I stood out from the rest.

This dress was unbelievably comfortable and beautiful. In the picture it doesn't seem that way but that's just because I'm awkward when it comes to pictures I tend to slouch during the awkwardness. If you were to see me not in front of the camera then you will see how perfect this dress truly is. I couldn't have felt anymore amazing at Prom.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
July 8, 2015
Truly a "wow" dress. Everyone noticed and loved!

I opted to tie my own black ribbon around the waist and secure with an antique broach in the back.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 29, 2015
This is my daughter. She wore this dress for her senior prom. It was gorgeous.

Unbelievable dress. My daughter was drop dead gorgeous in this dress for her prom.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
August 24, 2015
Beautiful dress, but it didn't fit me. My sister tried it on and looked lovely.

I didn't end up wearing this dress, but it is gorgeous. The contrast is quite dramatic.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
September 13, 2015
Loved. I was complimented all night. It was the perfect dress for the Be The Match Gala we chaired.

The 2 fit snug around my rib cage , 4 was too long and tulle was matted so I chose the 2. Nice to have an option.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
September 21, 2015
Love Rent The Runway!

This dress was absolutely stunning. Very classy. I felt like a princess and received tons of compliments throughout the evening on how beautiful my dress was. The tulle was a little wrinkled upon delivery, but after hanging the dress up in a hot shower, the wrinkles fell. The size 6R fit me like a glove but after putting on the dress the day of the event I discovered a hole in the tulle. The size 8R ended up fitting fine, just not as form fitting. I am 5'6" and wore flats; the dress was a tad short but not too noticeable. Overall, I would definitely recommend this dress! Love Rent The Runway!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 28, 2015
Very pretty! Felt like a fairy tale princess all night!

Strapless bra and no show panties made this perfect.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
October 11, 2015
Show Stopper!

Full glamour - very pretty dress. The tulle is a tad cumbersome because I felt like i was stepping on it at times ... But it was worth it! The black lace bodice is beautiful & I loved the way it photographed.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
October 17, 2015
This dress is perfect. I wish I owned it so I could wear it all the time!!

The fit was fantastic. I'm 4'11" and it wasn't too long for me in the 0 petite. It had a lot of static which was a downside, but it looked incredible. I got oohs and ahhs all night. I felt like a princess.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 9, 2015
This dress was so comfortable!

The 8L fit my torso perfectly but it was too short so I had to wear the 10L. ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS DRESS! I received so many compliments.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 12, 2015
On time! :)

Fit was a little weird. It was a bit big on my bust but tight on my waist. I was surprised it was tight on my waist because that never happens. It was also a bit short on me. My shoes were showing. The dress was comfortable, i think it would best for someone with a larger bust.

Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
November 15, 2015
This dress is an attention grabber!!

This dress is a showstopper, my all time favorite rental from RTR, and absolutely perfect for a military ball! I got compliments all night long and my husband loved it, too! Everyone was dying to know where I got it from and they were completely shocked when I told them it was a rental. I'm usually a 6L but the 8L was much better in length for me. Although it was a little big in the chest area compared to the fit of the 6 I had no complaints. Personally, I'd recommend going a size up if you're tall to get the right length. This dress is beyond comfortable, lightweight, and you will fall in love!!! I was so sad to have to return this! If you don't know what dress to rent, rent this!!!!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 17, 2015
Gorgeous stand out dress

I wore this dress for a black tie ball and it was absolutely incredible. It was truly one of a kind, and I was sad when I had to send it back! The only thing I would have changed would be the length. I didn't think I would be tall enough for the long without it dragging on the floor so I didn't order it. I'm 5'5 and without shoes the dress almost touched the floor. I wore heels so the dress fell about 3 inches off the floor, but my shoes were cute and I didn't mind showing them off. Regardless, the dress was gorgeous and I loved every second of wearing it!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
November 19, 2015
Not my style, but is beautiful

Length was perfect. Looked beautiful. Classy. Not sexy. Not my style. I felt like the torso area was just too loose and didn't do much for my straight frame. Women preferred this dress on me. Men preferred the mermaid dress, same designer. I ended up wearing the mermaid dress.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
December 6, 2015
Gorgeous dress! Got complimented all night! First time with RTR.

Comfortable and glamorous. Fit perfectly. I does need to be steamed on arrival. I'm 5'7" and decided on regular length which was perfect after steaming. Any longer was have been difficult to wear, the fabric snags easily. I got complimented all night, felt like a celebrity.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
12P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
December 11, 2015
Petite size!

This was my second option. It was still beautiful. I was really concerned about the length because I'm 4"11ft= 59 inches. Since they had petite it was awesome. Even a 10R was great but really loose on top. Rent the runway needs more petite dress for my height please!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 12, 2015
Felt like Cinderella.

This dress came as a backup for my original, but I loved it so much. The lace neckline was extremely flattering and the shape at the waist was very slimming. It is not heavy as you would think and was so comfortable. It was amazing and so fun to dance in! I was complimented and stopped all night long to be asked about the dress.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
December 18, 2015
It was so fun wearing a long dress for a formal wedding. This dress was perfect!

I loved how this dress fit! It was perfect for a black tie wedding! I had a baby 3 months ago... So I especially liked how this dress hides my gut:)

View photos (1)
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 20, 2015
Hands down I was princes for the night.

I'm 5'7 I should have ordered a long but the regular but I paired my dress with really cute shoes so all was good. This dress fit true to size. It's gorgeous and I hope to buy it when RTR sells it. Love love love. If you do regular have cute shoes.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 32
January 21, 2016
Beautiful dress! Felt like a princess!

I wore this dress to my friend's wedding. It was a formal affair and called for a gown. I immediately fell in love with this dress when I saw it on the website. The size 4 fit perfectly. I'm 5'5, and 140lbs. I chose the Long fit because I typically wear really high heels (4-5 inches). The dress has A LOT of tulle. Hang it as soon as you receive it to minimize steaming time.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 25, 2016
So easy and loved the dress!

Dress was so comfortable! It runs short. I had to wear flats and in only 5"4.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
January 29, 2016
This gown was lightweight and very comfortable.

I wore this to a Venetian Ball and it was perfect for the look I wanted. I was very pleased.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 14, 2016
Princess dress!

This dress was so much fun! Like many have said, it is a princess dress! Tulle for days!

View photos (1)
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 2, 2016
Fabulous dress!

If you have larger breast this may be challenging to zip up so possibly size up.

View photos (1)
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 21, 2016
Customer service was fantastic and accountable when my original dress was unavailable.

The fit was true to size. I ordered a 4 long and 2 long. I wore the 2L. I'm only 5'6", so not too tall, but my heels added 3 or 4 inches. The dress met the floor perfectly. I tried on the 2 and realized I wouldn't even need the 4. It was very comfortable and becomes loose under the peplum. This made it easy to dance, move, and eat. I was able to eat my whole meal while I noticed other women leaving their plates full of food in their skin tight dresses! I wore black heels and gold jewelry, which kept it simple and elegant. I wore this to a gala and I was not overdressed but definitely had one of the more formal dresses. The dress was quite wrinkly upon arrival and I ended up steaming the ends in order to make sure it fell in a pretty way. My favorite part was that I got compliments all night long. Women from my age (21) to the oldest women at the gala told me they loved my dress and that I looked like a princess. I couldn't help but swish the tulle as I walked and felt so fancy! I loved it. I originally ordered a tight black dress with cutouts. On the Monday before I expected to receive it on Thursday (3 days!!!) I got an email saying the dress would not be ready. RTR let me pick another dress at double the price I originally paid for no extra charge. The woman I corresponded with also said she would be waiting for a call or email on the day it arrived in case she would need to overnight a different dress. All in all, a wonderful experience and I will absolutely rent from here again! I have a dress picked out for a wedding of a friend in a few months. Thanks RTR!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
April 3, 2016
Amazingly beautiful dress!

This dress was so beautiful it's hard to describe. The fit was perfection I could dance and move without worrying about it shifting or sagging. The length was perfect with heels but it was a little long for flats.

View photos (1)
See more reviews:
1 / 7

NEW! Add your favorites to a shortlist to organize for upcoming occasions.

Click a <3 to start!

×

We created a shortlist for

Click the <3 to save your favorites

×