Nicholas

Black Knot Front Gown

$100 – $115 rental?
$565 retail
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

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full 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: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

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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65 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
(10)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 12, 2016
Dress was fantastic - beautiful material, very flattering and comfortable
Fit was true to size, (10) - fit perfectly, extremely comfortable all night. All draw back was that it was a bit hard to lift my hands over shoulder height.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 3, 2016
Loved it
I received tons of compliments on this dress. The material is very flattering. I am typically a size 4 - I probably could have worn a 6 in this dress because it was a little tight in the bust (34C). I am 5'5" and wore four-inch heels and the 4L was just the right length. The regular 4 would have been too short with heels. I had a limited range of motion in the arms due to the way the sleeves are made, so that would be something to consider if you're wearing it to an event where you'd be dancing. Otherwise, highly recommend the dress!
EllenOctober 14, 2016
any chance you've got a picture?! I'm a size 4 too & can't decide! thanks!!
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
October 16, 2016
Perfect dress
I absolutely loved the dress. The 6 fit the body just right but the 8 left a little room for comfort and bloating LOL. The shoulders on the eight were a little loose and the only complaint is that it does limit raising your arms a bit but I still wish I didn't have to return it. Love it
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 18, 2016
Classic black formal dress
This dress all in all was great! I ended up wearing the 4L for the length... My backup was the 6R and it was too short to wear with 4 inch heels. The only downside was that it was hard for me to lift my arms above my shoulders. If you are going to an event that you know you will be dancing at, I would not recommend this dress. Overall though this dress is a number you can't go wrong with.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
October 23, 2016
Comments all night long about how beautiful the dress was !!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
October 30, 2016
Lots of compliments and loves feeling fancy for night
Fit great, the fabric stretched a bit so it was comfortable and made it easy to get on since it's form fitting. The off the shoulder style does restrict your arms a bit but all in all a flattering dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 31, 2016
Glamorous gown looked great, but cheap
Quality- Poor. I know the side mesh is strategic to ensure a more hugging fit but it cheapens the dress. Also, neither the 2 nor the 4 zipped up in the back. I realized it wasn't that the dress was too small, it was that the zipper was getting stuck. I didn't have anyone to help me so I ended up having to put the dress on backwards, zip it up from the front, and shimmy it around (very stressful as you can imagine!) Also, the top foldover neckline constantly needs adjusting, and the sides were supposed to be sewn down to the dress, but only one side was, so I had to cut it free. Very cheaply made. Length- Too long. I'm short (5'2") but I had to wear 5" heels just to keep it from dragging on the floor. I wish the dress came in a Short length. Overall - Flattering and looked great. Putting aside the poor quality and length, it looked beautiful on me and was exactly the classic glam look I was going for. I'd be wary of this designer in the future, however.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
October 31, 2016
Black Tie Perfection !
I rented this dress last minute, I had 2 other dresses coming but I was very indecisive. Thank god I rented it because I wound up falling in love with this dress. The top does not droop down, but you definitely have limited arm movement from the straps. I was very worried about that, but it worked out fine. I liked having the straps cover my arms, and the off the shoulder look was very glam. The "sheer" part of the mid section is not too sheer. I wore black spanx underneath and you couldn't even tell. The dress is a heavier stretchy material, but I wasn't sweating in it during the wedding. I am 5'6" and I wore about 4in heels and the Regular length was perfect for me. With the slit you can't really go wrong with the height. I paired this dress with simpler items since the dress is a statement piece as is. I would definitely recommend to rent this dress!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
October 31, 2016
This dress was a head-turner!
I got 2 dresses from RTR and had a tough time choosing. I'm so glad I wore this one. I had about 20 compliments! Most from strangers. I am a solid size 10 and ordered the 10 and 12 just in case. I wish I had ordered the 8 because of the stretch. I think, as the evening went on, the dress felt like it got bigger on me. Regardless, I felt beautiful and sexy in it.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 21
Body type: Athletic
November 6, 2016
Perfect dress for formal events
This was my first dress renting from RTR and I was so pleased. The material is a bit stretchy, I ordered my dress in a size smaller than what I usually wear and it fit me perfectly. Without heels, the length of the dress was perfect (I'm 5'11). With heels, it fell a bit short but it didn't look bad and/or noticeable. The arm bands did restrict me a bit while dancing but I got used to it fairly quickly. Truly a perfect and elegant dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
November 6, 2016
Glamorous, fun, stunning!
Yet another RTR dress I didn't want to take off! This dress was so comfortable, fit so well, and was so much fun to wear! The sleeves, of course, were a bit restricting, but I thought they were still really comfortable. There are sheer panels on both sides of the dress, but you can't see through them when you're wearing the dress. I didn't even bother trying on the 8, since the 6 fit perfectly. My only size concern was the length; I'm 5'2" and wore the regular length with 3 inch heels, and it still was a little too long. If you're on the shorter side, definitely plan on taller heels! Overall, a wonderful dress!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 7, 2016
Great dress! Super comfortable and got compliments all night!
You can't really raise your arms in it so wouldn't recommend if you are planning to dance.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
November 8, 2016
Disappointing experience
The day before my event I received notification that the dress I reserved more than six weeks prior was not available to ship. I was told I could choose a dress for up to double the original dress cost. Down side was, nothing was available in my size. A stylist finally found this one and confirmed that my original backup was still available. Later received notification that the backup was not available either. This dress is nice, but did not fit me well - it's not great for large busts. I am a 36DD and spent most of the night with my wrap on because the top did not stay up, making me very exposed. As other reviewers have stated, you cannot raise your arms - at all. Was difficult just reaching for my drink on the dinner table. It also has sheer/opaque panels down both sides of the dress. They aren't super obvious, but enough that it added to my self-consciousness. The fabric was comfortable and would probably be very flattering on the right body type. I refused to let anyone take pictures of me in this dress. Kind of ruined what was supposed to be a spectacular night. Pretty disappointed in this RTR experience. Hoping the next one is better.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 8, 2016
Beautiful dress for a beautiful wedding!
This dress was beautiful and I received compliments all evening! As others stated, the arms are a bit restricting but did not impact my dancing as much as I thought it would. Rent this dress!
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
November 12, 2016
So Galm!!
Wore this dress to the Marine Corps ball. I got tons of compliments. This dress is very elegant and classy. The fit was true to size. In the picture you can't tell but the sides have a mesh cut out. I work black spanks so you couldn't tell. Overall great dress I would rent this again!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 13, 2016
The dress was really beautiful . It fit perfectly to my athletic frame. I received many compliments
The dress was very comfortable. It's very fitted but doesn't prevent you from walking. The slit in the dress really makes the dress pop especially when wear heels that compliment.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 15, 2016
Perfect gown
It was a little small so I'm glad I sized up. It was perfect except the shoulders restricted your movement some.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
November 15, 2016
Classic & timeless!
This dress runs small IMO.. I am pretty consistently a size 0 but I ordered the 2 as a backup size and it was very tight fitting. I think a 4 would have fit best. With that being said, the dress was very pretty and well made. You can wear a strapless bra, no problem. The material is nice and thick and has a little stretch to it. You can't really see the detail in the photos but there is a panel of black mesh material that runs down either under your arms until your hips. Because of the straps around the shoulders you have limited movement of your arms, so not a great choice if you plan on doing any dancing!!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
November 19, 2016
Amazing dress!
I loved this dress and got complements all night, I wanted to buy it the second I put it on.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
December 5, 2016
The dress
Dress is stunning!
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.
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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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:
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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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:
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:
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
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:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
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:
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:
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:
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: 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:
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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