Parker

Black Paxon Gown

$398 retail

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Stylist Notes

A bold ruffle adds glamour to this black gown by Parker Black. Wear it with dangling earrings like the Crystal Dangling Spoked Post Earrings by Alexis Bittar.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). One shoulder neckline. Sleeveless. Gown. See size and fit tab for details. Hidden size zipper with hook and eye closure. Fully lined. Imported.

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86 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
September 6, 2016
Felt beautiful - surprisingly comfortable!

Wore this to a black tie wedding and it was perfect. It was a little thick so not great for a summer wedding, but fortunately I was in RI and it was chilly at night so it worked out well. It's a little stretchy which makes it very comfortable. Highly recommend.

HCJSeptember 6, 2016
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
October 18, 2016
Looked amazing!!

My one con for this dress would be the side zipper. It was a little long for me but I'm pretty short. {5'3}. I rented this for a gala. Loved the material the most! It was thick, flattering and felt and looked like a well-made dress. Great dress overall.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
November 19, 2016
Too small

I have been wearing a 12 and I could not zip this dress up on the side. While I consider myself hippy I am a 36 bust and it didn't fit in that area. I had a second option because even if it did fit I felt slightly like I was dressing for a tango competition.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 10, 2016
Hides a baby bump nicely

I liked this dress it was form fitting despite the melon I was smuggling.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Age: 46
December 11, 2016
Classic elegance

Wow so impressed with this dress! High quality fabric felt amazing! Loved it. Squeezed into the backup 10L because the 12R wasn't able to be shipped to me. Fabulous ruffle detail down the front!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
January 18, 2017
Beautiful dress

Beautiful dress!! I am 5'2 and the 2 R was VERY long even with my highest heels by overall great dress!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
January 22, 2017
Gorgeous dress!!

Several of the reviews I read said this dress ran small, and I definitely have to agree. When I went to order this dress as my back up to another, they only had it left in the size I ordered so I didn't have high hopes. Well I was wrong! I think one size down would have fit better in the top, however this one was hugging my curves while still allowing some room in the stomach and bottom which allowed for eating and dancing. It's a heavy material which made it feel nicer and kept me warm in January. I ordered the long which was perfect for my 5'7" and 3-4" heels. I received a lot of compliments on this dress! Highly recommend it! Definitely order up in size!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
January 23, 2017
So easy, inexpensive, great fit and such outstanding quality

Flattering fit, perfect length...such a great experience! I'd do it again in a heartbeat

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
February 11, 2017
The dress was perfect & I had no worries!!

The dress was true to size & it fit well. I have no complaints about the dress. It looks better in person versus in pictures. This is truly another one of my favorite RTR dresses!!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36DD
February 12, 2017
Good

This dress runs small. It was my back up dress so I didn't end up wearing it but it was stunning. Very elegant and sophisticated look. I am a big bust and did need help getting the zipper up even on the side but once it was on it was pretty.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
February 15, 2017
Nice formal dress

This was my backup and I chose to wear it over my original dress. It was true to size and the 4R fit me perfectly at 5'8" 127pounds. I wore shorter heels, so if you wear stilettos then I would suggest to get the Long. The fabric is thick and heavy so it holds you in nicely.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 16, 2017
A really great dress with a little something extra!

I was very close to wearing this dress. The material ruffles were adorable and made the dress stand out. It was a little short, the Regular was the only length available. If the Long was available I would have worn it!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
February 17, 2017
Loved this black dress! Very classy!

First of all this was not the original dress I ordered. The first dress came in and had a defected zipper. I was so nervous because I'd never used this company before. But they were awesome to respond and even though they didn't have the same dress they overnighted me a dress I loved even more!!! Such a GREAT first experience with RTR and will use again! I wore a Sz 6 regular in this dress and it fit very true to size. Not too long and not too short. I wore this dress to a Heart Ball.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
February 18, 2017
So classy!

This dress fit like a glove yet was comfortable to dance in! I received tons of compliments all night. A thicker material for sure, would stick to ordering this dress for fall/winter events. My original order arrived late due to snow so this was sent to me overnight as a backup free of charge. Customer service was great. This is my 3rd RTR order and i will continue to use them.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 20, 2017
Beautiful!

I rented this dress originally but there was an issue with getting the back up size so RTR sent me another dress as well which worked out better for my occasion- but this dress was gorgeous! I fell in love with the fabric, it was thick but breathable and made everything look flawless! The slit gave the dress a little edginess and the one strap made it comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 123lbs
May 9, 2017
Perfection

I loved wearing this dress. It was comfortable and insanely flattering, and a tad va-va-voom with the slit. And although it looks like a basic black dress in the pics, it looks very special in person. SO many compliments, too! The construction was great -- heavy fabric, good proportions, nice lining. It was a tad longer than expected -- Im 5'8" and wore 4" heels and the 2L was still sweeping the ground. I also stepped on the hem a few times. I kind of liked that, though. I hate when "floor length" gowns don't actually reach the floor. I paired it with a cute palm tree embroidered clutch (also available on RtR) and gold heels.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
September 18, 2017
If you're curvy like me, might not be for you!

Thick material that hugs the body. It was too small around my hips and stomach and too large in the bust area. Easy to zip, great look-Just not great on me. Would recommend for a different body type.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
October 11, 2017
Excellent.

Great thicker material. Length just right for 5'6" with two inch heel added onto that. Would definately order it again!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 13, 2017
ATTN:TALL GIRLS this dress is for you!

This dress was sent as a backup to another dress that was too short. Sadly my size wasn't available and the smaller size sent didn't fit. Amazing gown! Heavy fabric to hide 'imperfections' , tasteful slit and best of all.....it was long enough for me even with 3.5inch heels! Hallelujah! I was sad I couldn't wear it but will rent again.

Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
November 2, 2017
Simple and elegant

Form fitting but comfortable. I wore this for a gala and it was simple and elegant. I normally wear a 6/8 dress but this fits more like a bridesmaids dress so I sized up. Length was good with 3 inch heels. Top was a little too big but manageable.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
November 9, 2017
Fit impeccably!! Loved everything about this dress!! It was a little long but it was perfect!

Fit impeccably besides being a little too long!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 3, 2017
Not a great fit for me

The dress is pretty-- heavy fitted crepe. I couldn't wear either size, as I'm short waisted and the bodice of the dress was too long. There was noticeable wear on the size 8. Thinking maybe this one needs to be soonly retired.

Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 35
January 23, 2018
It was a beautiful well made dress . I got tons of compliments

Great dress

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
February 5, 2018
A Solid Choice

This was my second choice dress for a black tie wedding I was attending. The style is pretty and can be accessorized hundreds of ways. This is the kind of dress you want in your own closet in case of any last minutes invitations or events. Currently I weigh around 145 lbs. The size 8 zipped up, but showed more lumps and bumps than I wanted (despite the thickness of the fabric, and the ruffle that sorta distracts the eye from the tummy area). Maybe with shapewear this would have worked, but I prob would have gone with the size 10, which fit more confortably. Ultimately I opted to go with my first choice that seemed more "fun," but I was glad to have a dependable back up.

Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38D
January 22, 2018
Glamourous & classy!

Great fit, true to size. Easy to move in. Received lots of compliments! #galaglam #classy

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 16, 2018
I loved this dress.

This dress is so flattering. I loved the one shoulder and the high slit. Also the fabric hung so well. I had had a baby 6 months before and the fabric helped conceal my post pregnant figure.

Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 13, 2018
Fit great but slightly tattered so couldn't wear

The dress fit well but it was tattered at the edges of the material so I did not wear.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 35
October 17, 2018
Perfect Fit

Dress was super comfortable and very forgiving. I received my compliments.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
October 31, 2018
Elegant gown, perfect fit!

This dress fit great and was perfect for the charity gala we attended. I'm 5'7", 129 lbs, 34C and wore the 4L with 3" heels and it was still long enough to touch the floor. This dress not have much give to it so if you are full busted take that into consideration. I had also ordered the 2L but would've been too tight in the busy. I felt so comfortable and confident the whole night. I accessorized with a black clutch and champagne statement earrings, bangle and peep toe heels. Would absolutely wear again!

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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 5, 2018
Was the center of attention

The dress fit like a glove! I wore the dress to the opera and everyone couldn't keep their eyes off of me. I've never felt so beautiful in a dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
January 21, 2019
Loved this dress!

This dress is great! So comfortable and elegant.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 26, 2019
***

Dress fit big and did not like the material. Went with my second choice dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Body type: Pear
February 10, 2019
I always love rent the runway!

I loved the dress! The only small complaint I had about it was it twisted. The side seams would end up moving and I would have to twist it back to my sides. I had another dress do that too. Maybe is was just a coincidence or the same material or I should have worn the bigger size maybe....?? Do not let that keep you from renting this dress though. It was very classy and I didn't see another one like it! Happy renting!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
April 10, 2019
Fit perfectly and the slit was bigger than i thought which is what i wanted!

Best fitting dress! didn't disappoint at all!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
May 13, 2019
Classic

This dress is classic. Comfortable and flattering

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2016
Gorgeous dress - I graciously received no fewer than 50 compliments!

...however, after reading all reviews and viewing photos of ladies with my similar height and build, I heeded their warnings that the "regular length" dress was shorter than expected... SO NOT THE CASE! It was much too long. The bust and waist were also a bit loose on me. I should have ordered the 0R. But a lovely dress none the less.

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 22, 2017
elegant, comfortable

the long was LONG... I have a 32" inseam and needed to wear 4" heels. Unless you are really really tall probably don't need a long. Comfortable dress, very elegant.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 4, 2016
got many compliments on this dress.. simply stunning

Dress ran small, went to next size up to accomadate breast size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 24, 2017
Lots of complimnets

Great fit overall but runs a little long. Very Comfortable. Would wear again

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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
June 5, 2017
Great with accessories!

Beautiful dress, made with thick material. The dress was perfect for a black tie gala and being a simple black dress I was able to add a belt and jewelry to make it stand out more. Definitely size up, I went 2 sizes up for my backup since the 10L wasn't available and it was still a little tight, but not uncomfortable. The length was great for me being 5'10", and I was able to wear a small heel, it was just a tiny bit off the ground. Got so many compliments! Would definitely wear again.

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