Parker

Black Theater Dress

$43 to buy
$495 retail
Stylist Notes

With a full tulle skirt, this Parker Black shines and flatters. Try it with pointy-toe heels and silver accents.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black sequins on mesh (100% Netted Rayon). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. Hidden side sipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 37” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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35 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(13)
Small
(0)
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
January 5, 2017
Great Dress!!
Loved this dress!! Very comfortable and fun!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 28, 2016
Very sparkly dress. Perfect for a birthday
It's a little snug on the top but very flattering and pretty. Would definitely rent again
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
December 9, 2016
Red Carpet
Though this dress ran large it fell perfectly and I got so many compliments on it. It was easy to move in and the sequins were wonderful.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
November 29, 2016
Received compliments on dress! It is a perfect LBD
It got a little bunchy in the midsection, but overall fit very well
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
November 7, 2016
Did not wear, but tried on and it ran a bit large.
bodice was a bit loose on me
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
October 9, 2016
This was a little shorter than I thought it was, but it was so elegant that I didn't care.
Even though the dress was a little short, it was lovely. I got a ton of compliments. Even though there looks like a lower cut neckline, it is appropriate for an event where you want to feel covered and dressed appropriately.
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Age: 25
July 27, 2016
Super Fun
The dress fit great. A little low cut but I wore it for a bachelorette party so it was alright! I got so many compliments on it and felt good in it all night long!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 21, 2016
Awesome Birthday Dress!
This dress was so fun! It is a little sassy but you can still wear a normal bra! Wore it for my birthday and got lots of compliments.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
June 10, 2016
Perfect look for a special occasion!
I typically wear form-fitting dresses, but decided to try this different silhouette for my milestone birthday special occasion and it was perfect! I felt like a grown-up party princess with the sequins and just the right amount of flare, and the dresses has a little bit of weight to it, making it feel expensive. This was also my first Rent the Runway experience, and it was so easy, I'm considering getting an Unlimited membership!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 39
May 21, 2016
Comfortable, formal dress
The dress was very well made. Very pretty and easy to move in. The dress was a bit heavy but once on was not! I would recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
April 6, 2016
Fun party dress. Love the tulle skirt and subtle shine.
Wore this out in Las Vegas, but sparkle was subtle and I would wear to a cocktail party as well. Fit like a glove, flared skirt ideal on my shape which tends toward a 4 top and 6 bottom. Looked and felt great, tempted to buy...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
April 5, 2016
Unique party LBD with right amount of sass and class
I loved this dress! It was so fun and flirty but classy at the same time. I rented for my mom's birthday night out in Vegas which consisted of blackjack and a fancy/trendy restaurant. The square sequins were a unique touch as was the back keyhole. It was super fun to twirl in although you need to be careful :). I didn't wear a bra but you could wear a normal one if you wanted too. It was fairly low cut but not overly so for me. I would definitely rent again for a party.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 25, 2016
Last minute rental for a wedding on New Years Eve wedding.
Dress worked for what it was. I was coming in from out of town and thought I would find something at the Rent the Runway Outlet in NJ. They are closed on Wednesdays so I had to run into Manhattan to the store. being the day before NYE they didn't have much left. The dress fit fine and looked ok, just wasn't what I wanted
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
March 25, 2016
Not good for all body types
This dress is well made and gorgeous. I was so excited to wear it when I pulled it out of the box. Once I put it on, it added at least 10 pounds! This probably would be great for someone who is pear shaped- just didn't work well for me. Also, I'm 5'4'' - I think the length of this dress is better suited for taller women. Loved my RTR experience overall, and again, the dress itself is beautiful.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
March 23, 2016
Fun & flirty with sequins & tulle
Fun & flirty with sequins & tulle. Fits true to size, but beware - fairly low cut, especially if you're large chested. Also, I agree with another reviewer who said the straps are a little long. This was my back up dress for my sister's wedding and I didn't wear it because of the abundance of cleavage. Cute, just not right for me this time.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
March 18, 2016
A fun date night out with my husband and the classiest girl there!
The dress was fantastic! The top of the dress was a little big (straps loose and big under the arms... but it's probably because I'm short). The dress was fun, fancy, fabulous, and everything in between. A great dress to dance in and got a TON of compliments. All around, a great formal date night with my husband!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
March 13, 2016
Didn't work out
The dress itself is gorgeous with sequin detailing that gives a bit of sparkle but in a subtle way. I rented an 8 and a 10 and found that even the 8 was way too large up top. I am a pear shape and wear smaller up top but didn't anticipate the I'll fit with the size 8. The straps were falling off and my smaller bust did not fill it out well. I imagine a size 6 would've worked. This dress is beautiful though and I was sad it didn't work out but was glad i rented another dress in addition to this one.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 27, 2016
I wore this to an 80's murder mystery party, and was voted BEST DRESSED!
Perfect fit, flattering on even wider rib cages, don't need a tiny waist. Does show cleavage so wouldn't recommend for anyone uncomfortable with that.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 41
February 15, 2016
So many compliments on the dress!! It was so comfortable and I was able to dance all night long!
Loved it!!! Fit like a glove and was so forgiving in the stomach area so I was actually able to eat!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
January 12, 2016
The dress received a lot of compliments.
The straps were far too long and caused me to keep pulling up my dress through the night. Had they been shorter I would have felt more secure in my bust and the waist would have hit at a better spot. Slightly unflattering due to the looseness. Couldn't go down a size due to waist size. The picture looks ok because I had just pulled it up, but it was slacked in the back.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
January 11, 2016
Perfect fit- loved the different sequin shape!
I wore this dress to a Nutcracker performance with my girls. The dress fit my body type perfectly- I'm pretty small on top. There was some room if I had a little larger bust but definitely not rib cage area. Opt for a larger size if your ribs or stomach area need a little more room. Great condition too! Will rent again
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 11, 2016
I was shipped this dress as an alternative to one that wasn't available and I absolutely loved it!
This dress was incredible! Just the right amount of fluff! I got so many compliments on it and felt beautiful! I am 5'9, and this dress was not a short short length at all.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
January 10, 2016
Too small on top
Pretty dress, great condition. Much too small in the chest, even though the dress has a tiny bit of stretchiness. Not for busty women!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 165lbs
January 7, 2016
This was at least one size smaller than what I would have thought it was!
Need to be tiny around the waist or size iup
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
January 6, 2016
Loved how it shimmered.
Great dress as a bridesmaid in a NYE wedding. Does show cleavage but if you wear the right support it isn't too much. Got lots of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 3, 2016
Loved the dress
Loved the material of this dress. How it sparkled but also had a bit of edginess to it. Great fun for a party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
January 2, 2016
Very fun dress!
The fit was true to size. If I could change anything I would have made the straps a little shorter but that is mostly because I am short. I was able to wear a normal bra but I had to pin it to the strap in the back which I had to adjust throughout the night. Pretty low cut but classy. The skirt of the dress was very fun and wasn't too full.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 14, 2015
Lots of compliments!
Wish they had had the 4 available, just would have been a bit more comfortable but I still loved the 2. Straps were a bit long - wish they snaps to hold your bra strap. Great dress. Will rent again for sure.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 14, 2015
LBD with a great twist
The fit was wonderful! With this designer I usually have to go up a size so this is why I say it runs large. However, it might be true to size for you if you've never rented fro Dylan. The dress is heavy, well made and looks stunning on! Very flattering with a deep v in front that isn't too deep for company holiday parties. The back is open with a strip to hide your bra strap, so that was lovely! I will keep this on my list to rent again for sure. The only issue was at some point in the night, a few squares started coming off the side of the dress. I quickly found where in the skirt they were coming from and quickly fixed the loose thread to keep them all on. Before wearing it out, just ensure you're not loosing any of the great accents.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 36
December 14, 2015
Beautiful dress, fun and flirty
Wore this to my company holiday party and loved it. The overall fit was good, however the straps could have been slightly shorter to make the fit better. Had to wear an adhesive backless bra due to back cutout, but still loved it. Got several compliments and felt comfortable all night.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 108lbs
November 22, 2015
Looked fantastic on red carpet!
dress came with straps taken in. Wonder if this is a permanent alteration or if they did this just for our booking knowing the top would be too big without adjustment? It fit perfectly. Dress looks much better in real life than in pictures. The detailing is very impressive. Thought it may be too "old" for 15 year old but it was elegant and pretty but still fun.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
November 22, 2015
I felt like a star on the red carpet !
My first rent the runway experience! The first dress that I chose just wasn't for me and I totally picked this one last minute but it far exceeded my expectations! Fit and flare style was perfect ! Loved the tulle skirt and the square sequins were unique ! I am typically a true size 10 and this fit me perfectly! It is backless so I had to wear a sticky backless bra , but if you don't mind that , i definitely recommend this dress !
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 21, 2015
Very elegant dress, looks expensive.
This dress runs BIG, I am usually always an 8 but had to get the 6 overnighted to me and that fit much better. It is low cut in the front so you can't be scared of cleavage. I was able to wear a normal bra with it thankfully. Great to dance in, the skirt has layers of tulle underneath and was very swingy. It was not the most flattering thing on me but I did receive compliments. I also rented really pretty dangling crystal earrings which looked great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 17, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW
This cocktail dress is absolutely stunning. I usually do not go for sequins but I love how these match the fabric of the dress - adding the perfect amount of shine. My main call out is the fit of the waist in this dress because it is snug, so I recommend sizing up if this is a problem area. The bust area is great for all bust sizes, but note that with the open back you must pair this with a backless adhesive bra so those with larger busts may have issues with support with this style. Otherwise I was really pleased with this dress and would highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
November 16, 2015
It was such an elegant dress!!
The fit was a classic fit and flare with a full tulle skirt that stopped right above the knee. It felt really girly yet elegant. I loved the square shaped sequin, it gave it a unique texture to the dress. I wore it to my husband holiday party and I got compliments all night!
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