Karla Drama Gown

$135 rental
$1595 retail

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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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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

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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209 reviews
Fit
Large16
True to Size133
Small10
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 24, 2016
Effortless and ethereal!
This dress weighs like .5 micrograms and has some stretch to it - if you have a long event and want to be incredibly comfortable - I highly recommend this dress! It is also lovely - the perfect combination of fancy and intricate without being stuffy or pretentious. I wore it for our university's Cross Cultural Center 25th Anniversary Gala and received many enthusiastic compliments!
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Top Contributor
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:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 17
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:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
May 1, 2016
Raising over $100k towards pediatric cancer research and all of the complements I received
Beautiful dress and perfect for the #CKcGala we went to. I had so many complements and it was very comfortable to wear. Perfect length with 2 inch heals
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
April 15, 2016
I felt like a princess!
This dress was classy and beautiful! The stretch made me feel very comfortable, and the gorgeous lace made me feel confident that I had a stand-out dress at the gala!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 173lbs
April 14, 2016
Didn't end up wearing it
For me the torso was very short and made it unflattering since the tulle went straight out from the waistline and the lace didn't have any structure to transition into the tulle. I thought the dress was very comfortable, the tulle was gorgeous, and I liked the lace a lot and was sorry it didn't work. I think for a shorter torso this would be wonderful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Weight: 145lbs
April 11, 2016
Wonderful Dress!
I wore this for a formal event and got compliments all night on it. It's absolutely gorgeous and I definitely Recommend it! I'm 5'9 and around 145 lbs, it ran true to my normal size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 8, 2016
Very Short
I wanted to wear this for a formal event, but both the 4L and the 6L were too short! I'm 5'11" and the description said the longs would fit up to my height, but it was still at my ankles. The dress is stunning and would be gorgeous, but I would just double check the length in inches and actually measure from your shoulders to the floor before renting this one. So sad I couldn't wear it, but RTR has incredible customer service and overnighted a different gown that is the perfect fit. Four stars because of the length.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 5, 2016
I rented this for my Rehearsal Dinner.
The lace top fit perfectly like it was made for me. I didn't enjoy the tule it seemed like it need a BIG steam so it could lay properly. The part i could get over was that the tule stopped before the lining of the dress and you could see about 2 inches of lining. If the tule came all the way to the floor or the lining wasn't showing then I think I would have had it steamed and wore it.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
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.
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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!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
March 20, 2016
I was 7 months pregnant. got the most compliment ever .. dress fitted my body perfectly ! loved it
tight fit around the belly.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
March 1, 2016
Beautiful - and comfortable - gown
I got this for an Oscar's party that we host every year. I loved it. The dress was super comfortable and very flattering. I am what I call - bottom heavy. I have a small chest and waist but a large butt and thighs so finding a dress that looks good on me is hard! But this was great. I loved the material and the look was really flattering. And SO comfy. My only negative comment would be it was a little short. I'm 5 7 and without shoes it came right to the floor. If you plan on wearing tall heels - I would maybe get the long. otherwise this was a perfect classy and elegant dress!
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
February 29, 2016
Gorgeous dress. "Stunning"
This was my double back up dress! Long story. I'm a tall woman (5-9) and ordered the 8L. Fit snugly. A perfect fit, however it wasn't a true Long. I had to wear flats which ended up okay. I did feel like a million bucks in it. Received multiple compliments out of 250 other gorgeous women in fancy gowns.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 15
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 27, 2016
So many compliments on this beautiful dress
Best with a slip underneath.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
February 27, 2016
felt like a princess in this dress. received many complement! felt like a grown-up princess.
fit perfectly. very comfortable while being glamorous. not an easy combo to find. love it, would wear it again!
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 31
February 22, 2016
I used this dress for an engagement photo shoot and it was perfect!
True to size, i ordered the long and was thankful i did. It did some wrinkly so be sure you have time to steam the wrinkles out
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
February 16, 2016
Beautiful Dress but Didn't Wear It
I Loved this dress but I didn't end up wearing it because my husband thought I looked like i was going to prom. The length was great and it was very comfortable, very light. This was a back up dress that RTR sent me and they only had a size 4 left. It fit a bit lose but again it was so comfortable and you couldn't tell it was lose.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
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!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
February 4, 2016
The dress was lovely and very comfortable.
The dress runs a little short. I am 5'8" and I wore the 6L. I was only able to wear a kitten heel and the dress still did not come to the floor as it appears to in the photo (you could see my shoes).
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 1, 2016
Fun fabric but a bit too much for short & curvy gal.
This "fit" meaning I was able to get the zipper up, but once on I was very uncomfortable. I am short and hourglass and this simply looked awful on me. The shoulders/neckline was all wrong for my less-than-perfect arms, and the waist hit at a pt that accentuated my rear end in a very unflattering way. I looked ridiculous. I was hopeful after seeing other photos in reviews (in same size) but I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Surprisingly though the length was NOT an issue and with a pair of platform heels it would have been fine. I did not wear this & returned before the actual event.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
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.
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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.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
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.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 10, 2016
A little girl at the formal kept coming up to me and calling me a princess.
This dress was not my first choice, but fell in love with this dress at first sight! It fit perfectly and was long enough for me to wear heels.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
January 4, 2016
Received compliments on the dress all night long. Super fun to wear and really flattering.
Fits great, a little long for me (even in heels) because I am only 5'2'' but absolutely thrilled with the pick. I wore it with a suit black jacket for parts of the night and it paired great.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 53
January 1, 2016
Felt like a princess in this dress!
Tight in the rib cage. The tulle needed steaming before I could wear it for the evening. With my 3.5 inch heels, the dress did not drag on the ground.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 30, 2015
I absolutely loved this dress! I felt like a princess and got so many compliments!
It was comfortable and fit perfectly. Be prepared to spend a long time steaming (or get it steamed). The tulle gets very wrinkled in the box. It took my 1.5 hours to steam it- but it was so worth it! I love this dress and this designer. Highly recommended!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 23, 2015
Super classy and formal yet comfortable.
Fit was good other than it was short on me. I am 5'8" and I had to wear ballet slippers so that it would be right off the ground. That is the only option given they don't have extra longs.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 22, 2015
perfect dress
Very comfortable, forgiving, and beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
December 21, 2015
Loved the bottom part of this dress!!!!
This dress is beautiful and makes you feel like a princess. The bottom is pretty and fun! I am 5'11 so it was a little short but i wore flats so that helped. It fell right to the floor and you could see my feet but I didn't care cause it was so pretty.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
December 21, 2015
I highly recommend this dress. It added the a touch of whimsy to my elopement.
The dress is beautiful yet comfortable. The length of the dress was perfect for a petite woman. I wore 2.75 inches heels and it was perfect. The waist is very flattering.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
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.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
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:)
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
December 14, 2015
Wonderful first RTR experience!
This was my first time using RTR, and I was skeptical about the delivery and if the dress would fit. However, everything worked out perfectly. The dress arrived on the delivery day, and I chose the right size based on other renters' reviews. This dress is beautiful, and I received so many compliments! Perfect for any black tie occasion!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
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.
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Size worn:
12P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
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!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
December 7, 2015
Overall, great dress
Zipper was broken - so almost was not able to wear it. Took about 30 minutes and 3 people to figure out how to make it work. Once it was on, it was perfect! Got so many compliments throughout the evening. The 4 fit better overall, however my bust size is a D - so the 6 was needed to help there.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
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.
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