Nicholas

Sleek Ponti Split Gown

$565 retail

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Stylist Notes

A front keyhole and steep side slit bring sultry sophistication to this slimming ponte gown styled with cutaway shoulders. Finish the look with the Be Bold Drop Earrings by kate spade new york.

Size & Fit

This gown runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Floor length, two lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black ponte (100% Polyester). Gown. Sleeveless. Crew neckline with keyhole. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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149 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 2, 2018
Love this dress!!

This dress is beautiful! The back is an absolute showstopper. I got so many complements! The dress does run tight through the hips which is why went with the 4 rather than the 2. Dress tape is highly recommended for the straps. The fabric is thick, so no bra needed. Love love love this dress and would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
February 24, 2018
Incredibly flattering!

I loved this dress! I felt beautiful in it and recieved many compliments throughout the night. The back is a show stopper! My only complaint was the top of the dress felt a bit big on me but i have a small bust. Some fashion tape kept things in line. I am 5'4", 132 lbs, 34 B (barely!). I wore 3" heels and the dress did not come close to touching the floor, showed off my shoes, which I did not mind. I would describe my body as straight, narrow hips, no booty. The 4R was too tight over my hips/butt. The only other thing that was just annoying was the hanging strings kept showing! I wanted to cut them out but didnt want to "damage" the dress. They don't even do anything, the dress doesn't need them to hang. Fashion tape helped keep them in place for most of the night, but if I had been dancing at all they would have shown even worse! Overall I loved it and had a great experience with RTR!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 7, 2018
Perfect

Love this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
March 8, 2018
Not Good Option For Tall Women

The fit was true to size, but the hen is a least 4 inches too short for my 5'7" frame.

MandiMarch 8, 2018
I am 5'9" and wore a size 10R and the length was perfect for the tops of my heels. Does not go all the way to the floor.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 13, 2018
WOW! Pure elegance

This dress wasnt my first choice but it was absolutely stunning. It fit perfectly, was very comfortable AND a great length for me (i'm 5"1). I received so many compliments and my fiancé loved it! A+++++++

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
March 14, 2018
Amazing dress!

This dress fit perfectly and runs true to size. I couldn't find a bra that worked with the dress because of the back and the keyhole, but it was fine without one.

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Top Contributor
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
March 29, 2018
Very snug fit

This dress fit like a glove!! Felt so tight and secure, I would recommend this dress. The chest part has wiring by the breast so no need to wear a bra especially if you are small chested like me! I ordered this as a back up in case I didn't like my original choice (which I did) so I ended up not wearing. If it had not been for the other dress being so beautiful, I would have definitely worn this one!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 32C
April 24, 2018
So comfy and so cute!!

Loved this dress!!!! It was a tiny bit short with heels and I am a relatively short person. Also was a bit loose in the bust area but nothing a little fashion tape couldn't help. Pictures don't do this dress justice!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 1, 2018
Beautiful dress!

I ended up wearing my backup dress because this was too large for me (I usually wear a 4 and this was a 6). It's definitely true to size and STUNNING! It's a little on the short side, so order the long if you're taller. I'm only 5'5 and could have worn the regular with flats. Great Dress - will rent again!

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 28
May 1, 2018
Great dress!!

The dress is beautiful and the material very comfortable and flaterring. It was perfect for a black tie wedding and i received a lot of compliments. The dress fit a little loose at the top it's probably a better fit for larger chested women but i was able to hold it in place with fashion tape. Overall, very happy with this dress.

Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 98lbs
May 3, 2018
Perfect fit for those who are petite.

This dress is pure elegance. I wore it to a black tie wedding and it was a stand out. I am only 4ft10" and with moderate heels it was the perfect length. The size 0P wasn't available but 2P fit just fine. It hugs the curves in all the right ways and the back is gorgeous.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 9, 2018
A jaw dropping dress!

I wore this to a military ball and got so many compliments. It's simple, beautiful and classy. The dress has a thick material so no linings show. I wore a sticky bra but I could have gotten away with not wearing one at all. The slit is the perfect length and the open back gives the dress the little bit of sexy it needs. I did not have any problems with this dress. Would wear again!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 10, 2018
Getting mistaken for Katie Holmes!

I wore this dress to a gala for Derby and it was a perfect dress. Elegant but with the back detail it was also very sexy. The only con about the dress is that the top was a little too big for me. I have a fairly small chest so the top kind of puffed out, but after multiple showings to friends and family before wearing it, the puffing out was not as noticeable as I thought it was. I received endless compliments all night and felt like a celebrity.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
May 10, 2018
This dress is gorgeous!!!

I rented this dress for the Sports Emmy awards ceremony. It fit wonderfully, other than the straps being a little long (a few minor tweaks and it fit like a glove!) I got compliments all night and felt like a million dollars! I would definitely rent this dress again. I'm 5'5" and 130 lbs, 32D and the size 6 was perfect. I didn't have to wear a bra - the material is thick and the boning in the bodice provided plenty of support.

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Top Contributor
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 13, 2018
Beautiful dress

I received this dress damaged, however the customer service I received was 5 Star. The dress was a bit shorter that I had expected, but fit perfectly. I received a million compliments!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 28C
Body type: Hourglass
May 21, 2018
Perfect Statement Black Dress

Guys. This dress was amazing! The fit was perfect and the only problem was I have a small chest so that part was a little loose but I kept my shoulders back all night and it was greats. Received TONS of compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 23, 2018
Felt conservative and sexy

The chest area was too big for me so I had to adjust it. The dress was so comfortable. It felt appropriate for a black tie wedding.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 28, 2018
Show stopping back

This dress was a great option for me as I am short (5'2). With heels on this dress was great. Fit a little tighter in the hip/butt are but after about an hour of wearing, the fabric loosened up a bit. I received many compliments on the neckline and open back

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 30DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
May 30, 2018
Runs small

I'm normally a solid 2 I ordered a two and could barley zip it up. I do have wider hips so if you do also I would suggest sizing up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 134lbs
June 8, 2018
Sophisticated Beauty

This gown ran slightly large. Very comfortable fabric. The fit is such that I didn't need to wear a bra. Received compliments galore! Recommended.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 22, 2018
Formal dress for cruise

Had difficulties with the first dress as it was damaged. This dress was long so I had to wear heels. The straps were hard to stay on. A bit baggy in the top too. Overall, it was pretty but I would suggest another dress if you have the same body type/size as me.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
June 24, 2018
Classy with a little sexy flair

Dress was very beautiful and I thought it fit pretty TTS. Normally with me being 5' 2.5", I am a little bit short for regular length. But this dress was actually shorter than I thought it would be and I'm only wearing 3" heels. The cut of the neck line was a little high for my frame, but our event wasn't too long so it didn't bother me till the very end. My dress did have at least 2 wires about to poke through and 1 that was exposed and uncomfortable. But I called customer service and they have me a discount b/c I didn't try it on until it was too late for a replacement. Despite all that- my husband loved the dress on me and I felt very confident in it!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 27, 2018
Love this dress!

A little big on the top for me (I'm a size B on a good day) but this dress was absolutely beautiful. I received so many compliments on the neckline. Highly recommend for a formal wedding or party. Only thing I had a little issue with was how high the slit was. Luckily it was only an issue when I sat down and since we were at a table, just placed the napkin over it & my problem was solved !

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
July 15, 2018
Gorgeous dress, but not made for tall girls!

This is an amazing dress--loved the detail of the open back and cutouts! Unfortunately, there is no way to make thos dress black-tie appropriate if you are over 5'6". I am 5'8.5" and barefoot it sat well above my ankles. Ended up going with a backup dress due to the length. Absolutely recommended for anyone not to tall however!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114lbs
July 21, 2018
Didn't get to wear it but fit like a glove

Fit perfectly. So sexy. I got the regular length size making this dress the Perfect length with 4" heels

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 29, 2018
Stunning dress!

The dress is absolutely beautiful! The open back is sexy but the dress is elegant. Received so many compliments. It was a bit tight but I typically wear one size up so that was my own issue. I would say it's fit true to size. Highly recommend

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 188lbs
July 31, 2018
Top too large

The bottom fit well, but the top was way too big.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 8, 2018
LBD with kapow!

Wear this dress!!! Fit like a dream. Didn't need tape to keep everything in bc the straps are so well designed. Didn't need spanx bc the material was thick and lined. The back and slit turn this little black dress into a KAPOW knock out number. My only complaint was that at 5'4 it was a little short in the length, and I never have that problem (usually dresses are too long).

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
August 16, 2018
Tons of compliments!

Dress fits true to size and received tons of compliments! The only issue I had was that it was short. I'm 5'6 and had 3 1/2 inch heels. Had to run out and get 2 inch heels and was still too short! Definitely needed to order the longer length! Also, I have a larger bust and the dress does show some "side boob". So just keep that in mind.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 20, 2018
Strange sizing

I ordered the size 4 and 6. The size 4 fit, but was uncomfortably tight when sitting down around my hips, so I tried on the 6. The size 6 was so large to the point it was falling off my shoulders and chest. Also, the boning or wiring on the inside was sticking out from the dress, so that it was scratching my ribs and stomach. A let down because the dress overall was beautiful and a nice heavy material.

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
August 21, 2018
Beautiful back! Beware of wire though

Fits beautifully. I wore the 4R which is the size I normally wear. One thing that bothered me was that the dress has a some wire used to shape the front/top of the dress. I had to put tape over the end of this wire to keep it from bothering me because my skin was getting red in that area. Also, the material is thick so I don't recommend it for the South Florida summer heat. Other than the thickness of the material and the little wire issue, I think the dress is beautiful.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
August 23, 2018
Everything was perfect !

Dress fit perfectly. First time renting and so glad I did. I'm 5'2 , 118lbs , 32D . I ordered a 2R and 0R. I'm small but curvy. So many compliments with this gown !

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 6, 2018
Sleek and sophisticated

This dress was surprisingly comfortable to wear. I got a 4R and it was a little shorter than I expected. At 5'3 it wasn't a problem for me but I suspect taller girls may have an issue. Also, the lining wasnt pinned to the dress so it would stick out a little. Some hem tape helped

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 152lbs
September 10, 2018
It was lovely but fit was wonky like someone had tried to put it in the dryer at some point.

The fit was great. The dress was a little short even for a regular length. The bottom half felt twisted and was kinda wonky. Not an issue with the design, maybe just this specific dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
September 18, 2018
Stunner for a black tie wedding - esp for short girls!

There wasn't too much difference in terms of fit between the 0 and the 2. I went with the 0 because the boning was exposed on the 2 from wear and tear and I didn't want it digging into me all night. Received compliments all night! I'd highly recommend for shorter girls. I'm 5'2" and this dress was the perfect length with 4" heels. Pretty comfortable and the boning provided enough support that I didn't have to wear a bra.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 25, 2018
Classic yet edgy backless dress

Great dress to wear to a formal wedding. It fits great, true to size, and stays put even though it's backless. Very sexy! Can be paired with all sorts of fun jewelry. This particular dress had a wire digging into my side which I reported needed repair.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
September 30, 2018
Accuracy of fit

#wedding

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 30, 2018
Best pick by Rent the Runway Stylists

Fit was perfect and the dress was so comfortable all night. I picked a different dress originally and had to switch last minute. The Rent The Runway stylists were AMAZING and so helpful. They picked this dress out for me completely on their own and I couldn't be happier.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
October 3, 2018
Too big!

The fell and weight of the dress were very nice, you wouldn't need to wear spanx or a bra. Unfortunately the top part of the dress was too big maybe if I had pinned the straps down it would have worked. Overall beautiful dress.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
October 16, 2018
Hot and classy

Fit was perfect, could have gone a little smaller. This was my backup dress but the leg slit was a nice touch.

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