nha khanh

Karla Drama Gown

$219 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.

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245 reviews
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(16)
True to Size
(153)
Small
(12)
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
May 5, 2016
The tulle an lace were beautiful together!
I'm 5'6" and 155 lbs and I got the size 10R and it was awkwardly short (which is why I was sitting in the picture) and the waist was a little tight. I'm also a long-time swimmer, so I have broad shoulders so the dress didn't really fit my shoulders comfortably either. Definitely size up, and other than that- it was a beautiful dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
May 8, 2016
Felt Like A Princess
I had gotten three dresses to try for a Military Ball and this was the clear winner. I am in between a 0 and 2 normally and I am glad I got the 2 in this dress. Fit comfortably with room to eat! The dress was extremely elegant, very light weight and great to dance in! I even managed to wear a normal nude bra with it which was definitely a bonus. Unfortunately the petite is not available when you do the unlimited account which I didn't know till after I purchased it. I am 5'-0" so had to get creative with the nude color liner which is a few inches longer than the tulle. All was well with some pinning and 3"+ heels. The tulle just grazed the floor! Had to do some steaming on it but as others have posted, it was worth it! Only negative was the dress did show signs of wear with a hole here and there in the tulle and a larger one near the zipper. But don't think anyone noticed from the countless compliments I received all night!! I loved this dress and wish I had more places to wear it!!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
June 7, 2016
Very short and runs true to size or large
First off, this is a beautiful dress, well made, quality material with a dramatic look. BUT it is very short- I ordered the long as I am tall (5'9"), the length was find if I was barefoot or in flats, otherwise it was way too short. I ordered a size up based on stylist recommendation and reviews. The size up was huge on me and basically falling off- unwearable. So order you true size. I am beginning to think that people are lying about their sizes and height when reviewing items on RTR as this has happened in the past as well. On a separate note- I called customer service about the situation; as I ordered This for a wedding and was told that since I was an unlimited customer that there was nothing they could do to help. I was extremely surprised by this as I have heard nothing but praise from others regarding RTR's customer service. They had an opportunity to create a customer for life, but now I am seriously rethinking my membership. So keep this in mind if you are an unlimited customer and need an item for an event on a specific date. If the item doesn't fit, they will not help you. FYI
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
August 3, 2016
The dress made me feel like a formal princess from the lace to the full tulle skirt. Loved it!
The fit was great for my petite frame. I wore it to a Halloween wedding, where many guests dressed in a 20s/30s theme. I got compliments all night on it and felt beautiful wearing it. I would also note that the dress is very long , not ideal for a short person unless you are comfy in talk heels, I wore 4" heels that night. It was worth it to get the wear such a lovely dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
August 30, 2016
Wedding Party
The fit was small so at this time I was wearing a size 4 or 6. I went with the 6 because it was more comfortable. Very beautiful dress. I weighted 140 at that time and I'm 5'2''.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
September 11, 2016
lovely dresses!
perfect dress for a special event! felt like a princess!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
October 26, 2016
I felt like a princess
This dress fit very true to size and is super comfortable! I received compliments all night long!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
November 5, 2016
Beautiful replacement gown
This gown is beautiful and COMFORTABLE. It was a replacement for my back up size for a completely different gown. (Awesome customer service, btw!) I didn't end up wearing it as my first choice fit, but I would absolutely rent this gown for another event. Size: I would say it runs slightly big. I'm an athletic size 8, 36B, and the 10 was just a bit big, though I could have worn it and no one would have known. Material: The lace is delicate and beautiful, not itchy at all. The inner liner feels like something you could sleep in--seriously! There is only two layers of tulle so the dress is flowy and fluffy but lightweight! Highly recommend considering this dress for your event! You'll be a knockout AND comfortable!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
November 9, 2016
So Pretty!
I felt so elegant and pretty! It was amazing! I normally wear a 6 and the 8 was a snug/perfect fit so maybe size up if you're worried. Also, I am 5'6" and it didn't touch the ground without heels so maybe not good for a taller person.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
November 14, 2016
Beautiful dress!
The dress was great! I received lots of compliments throughout the evening.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
December 19, 2016
I looked beautiful!
I loved the dress! That's all I can say about it it runs true to size as well.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 9, 2017
Ethereal Princess Gown
Wow! This dress was a stunner! Light and floaty, the very full skirt has a strong princess vibe while the black lace bodice kept it more sophisticated. The dress is less structured than it looks- both the lace and the slip underneath have a little give to them. I felt that with a regular bra I looked a little short waisted, so I wore a minimizing strapless bra and that definitely helped the line. Otherwise, I wore normal undergarments- nothing fancy. I accessorized with drop earrings, a pearl necklace draped down the sexy open back, and three inch heels to keep the skirt off the floor. It was a treat to wear and I got tons of compliments! A bargain rental price, too!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
January 30, 2017
Felt like a princess
I've never had so many compliments! It fit great and was very comfortable!
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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
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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.
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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!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
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.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
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!!!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 30
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.
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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.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
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.
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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.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
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.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
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.
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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!
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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.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
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.
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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.
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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.
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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!!!!
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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!
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