Nicholas

Black Knot Front Gown

$100 – $115 rental?
$565 retail
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Stylist Notes

A crossed off-shoulder neckline gives this black Nicholas gown a chic feel. Wear it with the Proxima Earrings by Lulu Frost.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12, 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'').

Product Details

Black ponte (65% Rayon, 31% Nylon, 4% Spandex). Short sleeves. Off the shoulder neckline. Sheer side panels. Gown. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. Imported. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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59 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
April 25, 2017
Nonstop compliments even days after the event!
Such an elegant dress. The material is thick and really flattering. I used fashion tape to keep it flat on my chest, but I don't think I'd have any problems if I was a cup size larger. Highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
April 25, 2017
Classic and Elegant
This dress is absolutely stunning. It is a nice thick material and the dressed stayed up all night. No need to worry about the shoulders or front falling and the slit is just perfect!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 24, 2017
Gorgeous dress--compliments all night!
The dress fit perfectly and looked stunning--compliments all night! The hanger straps were very short for some reason and I couldn't tuck them in and they were showing in all pics. Had to pin them underneath my armpit and had to repin a few times during the night. However, the dress was well-worth that snafu. The slit and neckline were so sexy, and the whole dress had an old Hollywood feel. I'm 5'9" ordered a long and could still dance on flip flops on the dance floor without ruining the dress. Last note on the RTR experience. This dress came mid snowstorm so I didn't get the back up size--I lucked out that the size I received fit, because the alternate dresses they sent weren't remotely similar in style or glamour.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 24, 2017
This dress was so beautiful on and I received so many compliments!
This dress runs small! I normally wear a 0/00 but ordered the 2R with a 4R backup because the 0R was not available. I'm SO thankful I ordered a backup size! I couldn't zip the 2R! The sides are sheer which isn't really noticeable in the stock photos but it's definitely visible in photos with a flash.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 16, 2017
Great customer service!
Issue with sizing availability at last minute, however RTR made my experience overall easy and stress free by shipping another dress overnight for no additional cost. Unfortunately I wasn't able to wear this dress as the size 2R was too tight. I'm 118lbs and 5'3 with muscular legs and butt, which made this dress uncomfortable and difficult to zipper. The off the shoulder look with the slit in the leg is gorgeous and sexy. Disappointed I wasn't able to wear it, would definitely order this dress again in a size 4 for another event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 12, 2017
Angelina moment!!
Although this dress I did not wear to my formal affair it was STUNNING! Perfect with today's trend and totally reminded me of an Angelina Jolie moment with the slit. Note there is mesh paneling on the sides by the waist. I could have lost weight or it could run large as the sizes I usually rent from RTR had more material in the waist. Stunning nonetheless, crowd favorite by men and women alike.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 10, 2017
A GORGEOUS dress that was very classy and simple, but received an array of compliments from EVERYONE
I usually wear a 0 or 00, I ordered a 2 as backup. My boyfriend did his best to help zipper the 0 in the back and we had such trouble because the zipper is too small for the thick fabric. I tried on the 2 and was able to zipper it more successfully. Wearing a size up, but in a body con dress, it fit in a snug way, but I did have to have my boyfriend pull up the back of the dress while I pulled the front only once because it was a little loose. Pros: Wearing one size up means you can dance on the dance floor like it's no one's business and boogie down to the break of dawn because you have more mobility of the arms, also you can eat as much food as you'd like because it's black and barely loose. Wearing true to size means the dress fits you better than a glove and is more of a second skin or wetsuit. Cons: Wearing one size up means that every once in a while (like twice) you'll need to pull the dress up just a smidge (like after using the restroom or sitting down for a prolonged period of time) and the dress isn't as tight around your booty and stomach as the smaller size. Wearing true to size means that there is no way you will ever be able to lift your arms up to even help you up and down stairs (no, seriously) After the whole event, I am so glad I wore a size up so I could move my arms around more while I still looked just as beautiful.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 9, 2017
Show-stopper, form-fitting!
Received compliments all through the night. Wore it to a black tie wedding in February. I wore the 8R but should have worn the 6R. While the 8 fit, it was a little large across the shoulders even though I am quite broad and have an athletic build which the dress enhanced! It grew through the night, so the 6 while tight at first, would have been perfect. However I absolutely would wear this dress again. Sleek and elegant.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 3, 2017
Absolutely Stunning!!
After searching for hours trying to find the perfect gown for a formal wedding, I finally stumbled across this one and I'm so glad that I did. I got compliments on it all night. The only cons that I have is that the off shoulder style makes it difficult to raise your arms which was to be expected and the zipper was a little difficult. Other than that, this dress is a sure winner.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
April 3, 2017
I rented this dress for my Law School's "Prom"
This dress runs SMALL. I am usually anywhere from a 0 to a 4. I rented this dress in a 2 and a 4 thinking I would have no problems by having a back up size. I couldn't even manage to get the 2 on and I felt like a stuffed sausage in the 4. The 4 was wearable but extremely uncomfortable. I also would not recommend this dress to anyone with a shorter torso such as myself. There are mesh panels on the side that I didn't notice from any of the photos. I have such a short torso that the mesh panels were showing a little too much and I wouldn't have been able to wear underwear. I didn't end up wearing this dress to my event and thankfully the RTR team got me a dress overnighted that worked perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 3, 2017
This dress was incredible!
I loved this dress-- I felt glamorous and I received compliments all night. It definitely runs tight; I wore my back-up size (one larger than normal) and it was a little hard to zip. Once it's on, though, it's very flattering because the material is nice and thick. It's a bit restrictive on your arm movements but totally worth it! Love!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
March 30, 2017
Classy and sexy
LOVE this dress! I'm 5'2 and the length fit well wearing 3inch heels. It's not a great dancing dress as lifting your arms is tough but soooo great!
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
March 20, 2017
Glamorous!
This dress is stunning. Made me feel like a celebrity all night long! True to size but because of the cut, it's fairly difficult to move in. Totally worth looking a tad stiff though! I'm 5'9 and wore 4" heels. The 2L was perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
March 17, 2017
Comfortable & Classic!!
My dress size is anywhere from a 0-4, so after reading the reviews, I opted for a 4 and went for the L since I knew I wanted to wear high heels. The fit was comfortable, not skin tight. I felt like a celebrity in the dress - I would definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
March 7, 2017
I wore this dress to a gala dinner, and it was perfect! I got so many compliments all night.
The dress fit perfectly! Runs true to size, although a little big around the shoulders but that's to be expected with off the shoulder dresses. Originally, I was worried that it would be too short (I stand about 5'11 in heels), but a regular was fine.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
March 1, 2017
Loved it - so comfortable and received a ton of compliments, but stretched out throughout the night
I received a ton of compliments on the dress - it's classic and perfect for a formal wedding. The material is also extremely comfortable. The fit was about what I expected from other's reviews, but by the end of the night, the sleeves of the dress were really stretched out and I felt like I had to keep checking to make sure the dress wasn't falling down. Overall, I'd rent the dress again.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 26, 2017
Beautiful black-tie wedding gown!
Pros: Comfortable to wear without a bra. Easy to dance in, if sleeves are moved up on the dance floor. Dress slit is not too high. Slightly long, but not impossible to wear without heels. Fun to accessorize with big chunky pieces and earrings! Overall, a beautiful style with a wow factor. Cons: Didn't realize there was a middle cleavage area. The zipper was a big issue, even though the dress fit with room, the zipper was hard to zip. There is a side area where the side of your breast area can be exposed if you are not wearing a bra. Fabric was not rough, but not soft.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 18, 2017
Elegant, sexy dress!
The dress is gorgeous and I felt very beautiful. My one complaint was the side paneling being a little bit to sheer for my taste and went down to the top of my hip. I wore a black corset and boy shorts to conceal it. Overall, I got many compliments and it was very comfortable too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
February 7, 2017
Timeless and elegant!
Fit true to size. I am 5 foot 7 and took the regular over the long and that was perfect. Material is thick which provides good form
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 5, 2017
Elegant!
This dress is so elegant. I paired it with long opera gloves and got compared to Audrey Hepburn all night. It made me feel so classy and elegant. The only con of the dress was that the front twist wasn't secured down to the dress, so I had to use double sided tape to make it work. Overall, I was very pleased.
RTR CustomerFebruary 21, 2017
How tall are you? I was thinking about getting the long but I'm right on the edge (5'7).
RTR CustomerFebruary 21, 2017
I am five foot seven, it isn't showing up in the message haha.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
February 4, 2017
Great cause
Too long so it bunched
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 26, 2017
An amazing dress! Would buy if I could.
The dress fit like a glove! By far my favorite rental from RTR. A little difficult to raise my arms and reach things but that's what dates are for! The bow was a little messed up on my dress but a safety pin secured it in place and some dress tape. I did wear a strapless bra with the dress and no show panties. So flattering, it's been months since the Marine Corps Ball and I'm still swooning over the dress! I highly recommend.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 16, 2017
Stunning black dress
I rented this dress for a 20s themed Gala. The dress was perfect. The only drawback is like many other reviewers said, you can only lift your arms so high because of the off the shoulder. I received many compliments that night
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
January 15, 2017
Classic elegance
Gorgeous dress! Received compliments all night. I'm 5'3" and normally wear a 2/4. The 4 fit perfectly. One thing to note is that it is pretty tight around the lower stomach region and you won't be able to lift your arms. I definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
January 15, 2017
I felt like Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman!
The dress that I really wanted to wear was canceled because a previous renter had damaged it, so I wore this one, my back-up. I tried it on when I received it and my second size, 2r fit like a glove. It was still tight, I usually wear a 0 so I was surprised, but it worked. The dress length was perfect with my 3 inch heels. I'm 5'3". The chest fit perfect, too. If I had a larger chest, I think it may have been difficult to zip (34B). I'm not sure why the cut out is visible in my dress, but I liked the look, so that was just fine. Overall, great rental!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 126lbs
January 8, 2017
Beautiful
Runs big on the shoulders, other than that the dress is beautiful!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 1, 2017
Didn't work for me!
I'm usually a 2/4 in dresses depending on designer. Based on other reviews, I ordered a 4L. The 4 was almost too tight for my figure. There's a hole in the front where the knot flips and unless you plan on keeping your arms perfectly still, that becomes exposed and looks messy. I didn't like the mesh sides because it took away from the elegance of the dress. I didn't end up wearing this dress because I didn't feel comfortable in it. It looks nice in photos but isn't as nice to wear.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
December 31, 2016
One word, AMAZING. I wore this for a debutante ball and got so many compliments!
This dress is elegant and fashion-forward! I absolutely loved the off the shoulder style and the mid-thigh slit. It has a body hugging fit. I am 5'8 and the regular length hit my ankles. You definitely cannot go wrong with this dress!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 183lbs
December 20, 2016
I did a lot of reading and looking at all of the reviews. I have curves and it was PERFECT!
I have to be cautious when choosing clothing for my body type.. I have hips and I am curvy. Clothes do not always sit/fall/hug on me like they do in the pictures. However this material is great quality and giving and stretchy! It hugged me in all of the right areas. Of course the arms were a tad restricted but that wasn't anything I couldn't handle. I got a size 12L and 10L ... I ended up to my surprise wearing the smaller size! It just hugged better and fit me better in the bust area since I do not have a large chest. I loved this dress!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
December 18, 2016
Compliments All Night!
This dress was a stunner! I got so many compliments at the Black Tie Wedding we attended and felt so fancy! The dress is gorgeous in person and fits true to size. I'm 5'10" and wore 4" heels and the 10L was the perfect length. The material is high quality and a bit on the heavier side, although I didn't notice its weight while wearing it. The only draw back I would mention is that, because of the arm straps, your arm mobility is a bit restricted when dancing (shoulder height is about the limit). Overall I was super happy with this choice and would certainly recommend it to anyone!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
December 17, 2016
Fun, sexy dress
Loved the look of the dress. However, it was very difficult to extend my arms in the dress due to the off the shoulder sleeves. Would not recommend for a party if you plan on dancing. Otherwise, would recommend it.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 12, 2016
I got so many compliments on this dress and I felt absolutely beautiful!
This dress is gorgeous and I really loved the material! Some were saying that it ran small so I went with a size up for my backup but I wish I had gone the size down. I think the 8 might have still been to small but the 10 was slightly loose so it would have been nice to see how the 8 fit. Without a bra, the top would surely be falling down so if you are more pear shaped like me, definitely plan to wear a bra or go a size down. The length was great (I wore 3 inch heels and it hit just above the ground) and I didn't feel all that restricted by the arm straps even when I was dancing, but that's probably because the dress was slightly big up top. If you are worried about the sheer parts of the dress on the sides being revealing, they aren’t at all! Barely noticeable and make the dress more flattering around the midsection in my opinion. All in all, a great choice!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 7, 2016
Incredibly elegant dress for a formal event.
I loved this dress for a formal event. Although the dress ran a little smaller than I had expected, it was a great dress. Even at 5'2", the dress was a perfect length with 2.5" heels. My only complaint was that the arm straps were restricting and restricted my range of movement.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
December 5, 2016
The dress
Dress is stunning!
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Weight: 150lbs
December 1, 2016
Slinky yet comfortable
I wore this dress to a work black tie gala-- I'm a size 6 in most instances and the 6 fit me perfectly. I'm 5' 9" and the 6L was the perfect length with two inch heels. The only thing that bothered me were the sleeves-- not that they were restricting but that it didn't stay draped the right way and I was adjusting it a lot the whole night. I think if I hadn't been running around all night it would've stayed a little better. Overall loved it and how it hugged my curves just right.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
December 1, 2016
Classy, sexy, & flattering!
Beautiful curve fitting gown! It was a perfect choice for the Marine Corps Ball!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 122lbs
November 30, 2016
Beautiful but - runs small!
The dress definitely ran small, but not to the point that other people could tell. This was tighter on me than my normal size 2 would be. The sleeve detail looked great but made it hard to move your arms - dancing, getting in and out of a car, etc. Slit was cute and didn't go too high! Pretty comfortable other than the sleeve issue.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
November 21, 2016
This dress was AMAZING!! I had so many compliments, and felt great in it.
fit was perfect and true to size. The only con that I have, the straps make it a little difficult to dance and raise your arms. However, i didn't really care to much about it as i felt amazing!!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 21, 2016
Beautiful fit and comfortable dress
This was my first time renting from RTR and I was extremely nervous. I wore this dress to the Marine Corps Ball and fell in love with it! I was mostly worried about the length of the dress since I'm on the shorter side but I was able to wear reasonable heels and the length was perfect. I would definitely rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 20, 2016
love this dress!
runs a little small so had to go with back up size, but totally worked.
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