You are masquerading as ! (switch back)
| REVIEWS |
 
| MY BAG
 

FREE SHIPPING + INSURANCE
What's this?

Rent like a PRO all year long! One year of
free shipping & insurance. Plus, we'll throw in
a free birthday dress. Learn More

Our Runway
What's New
Dresses
Accessories
Occasions
Designers
Stores
Blog
Caviar Whip Stitch Dress
Rental $75 Retail $455
info
  • Stylist Notes
  • Product Details
  • Size & Fit
Grab your dancing shoes ladies and get ready to twist and twirl in this full skirted Pencey backless dress.
Chat with a Stylist
Black wool(100% wool). Crew neckline with pin tuck details. Open back with hook-and-eye closure. Full skirt with ruching at waist. Striping detail at hem. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back half-zip. 33'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.
Chat with a Stylist
This dress runs slightly big. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-8.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - open back cannot be worn with standard strapless bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with elastic band
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt and slip conceal hips and backside
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra or no bra due to exposed back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Chat with a Stylist
  • Enter your shipping zip code
  • Select size
    Select free 2nd size
  • Select the day you'd like your dress to arrive
    We recommend you select a rental start date 1-2 days before your event.
    Renting for Thanksgiving weekend? Enjoy an extended rental on us! Rent for 11/27 and return 12/1.
    • Start Date
    • Mail Back
    • Unavailable
    • *No delivery on Sundays
Got A Minute? Share your review (upload a pic, too!) and help others select the perfect style and fit.
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Photos14

0 Reviews from women like you:

Enter more for better results

Sofia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4444
Jan 4, 2013
LOVED IT!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for New Years in Chicago. It was the back up dress because the original one I rented was to small. The dress is amazing , however it runs a little bit on the bigger side . I had to add a belt to it and it turned out great! The material is kind of heavy , perfect for the cold weather and it hides away great imperfections. Loved the dress and I would rent it again!
Mackenzie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2243
Jan 15, 2014
Perfect little black dress!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size, love the open back
Jordyn
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2333
Jun 28, 2013
.
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Cute dress but the material is very thick so it should probably be worn in the winter.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5423
Mar 27, 2013
Not Impressed
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
I rented this to go to the theatre with my boyfriend. I wanted something classy but still sexy. I was super excited about this dress, but very dissapointed with the fit. It poofed out really bad on the sides, which was not flattering from the front. It essentially made my waist dissapear. The plus side is that the back was super cute and it was very comfortable. The material is thick, so would not be good for summertime, but worked perfect for Chicago winter!
Katie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5433
Feb 24, 2013
Overall, the dress was great!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
May need fashion tape to keep sides down. Runs large.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Jan 21, 2013
The open back is so sexy.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress is so cute! It's fun, flirty, and comfortable.
Shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3343
Nov 2, 2012
I loved this dress!!! Fit very true to size if not a little big. Compliments all night!!!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
If you're super this it may be a little big in the back, i'm usually 2-4 and I wore the 0 over the 2. Perfect thick fabric, would be great for holiday parties!
Angelic
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4443
Oct 1, 2012
Classy in the front, fierce in the back.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Perfect dress for a jaw dropping reaction. Such a classy look for the first impression. Once you turn around all eyes are on you. Definitely rent again!! Invest in double sided tape.
Zoe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 132 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5223
Oct 15, 2011
Rent the runway was fabulous! People couldn't get over how dramatic it was!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress! i wore it to my homecoming and it was a smash hit! i bought a bra with sticky things on the sides and i fashioned taped the heck out of that dress so being backless wasnt a problem. loved this dress so much i miss it!
Ashlee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4434
Mar 14, 2014
This was a backup dress that I did not end up wearing. It is very pretty, though!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It was a little thick and a touch heavy. I wasn't the biggest fan of the material, but it is a pretty dress!
Kate
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5543
Feb 28, 2014
Very odd material, pilled. Didn't end up wearing it.
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my office Christmas party, but didn't end up wearing. In fact, I didn't even try it on. I should have heeded the other reviews that said this dress was made of an odd, heavy, felt-like material. It was, and in addition was pilled. On top of that, there are panels of a 2nd material (leather-ish) near the armholes/chest that are hard to see in the pictures. The ends aren't secured and rather than laying flat they were folded over (potentially could have been remedied with an iron?). I also didn't care for the look of the whip-stitch in white along the bottom hem. That's of course visible in the photos and I thought I could look past it, but that combined with the other issues, I wasn't going anywhere in this dress. There are so many other pretty RTR choices, I'd skip this one.
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4442
Oct 9, 2013
Got this dress as a backup and didn't wear it - but loved it!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very true to fit. Requires some crafty bra work - but the backless bit is very sassy and cute.
Randi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5333
Aug 29, 2013
The open back was trendy but still classy!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress. Be aware that it is felt. I loved the way it made my back look, though, and definitely was slimming! I would recommend this dress.
Brittlynn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3432
May 18, 2013
Way too big!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I ordered this in a zero and a two. I'm a 2-4, dress size, but typically a zero up top. Both sizes arrived and were absolutely huge. The waist was very baggy as was the top. The fabric is a very heavy wool fabric. I do not recommend this dress.
Carolyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4524
May 8, 2013
Cute but not quite right
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
OK, if you have breasts, this is probably not the dress for you. I was renting this dress as a backup and thought because other women on the larger size rented it and said it fit OK, that I'd be OK too. Maybe it was my proportions? Also, the material of this dress feels "cheap". It sort of reminded me of felt.
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 97 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2422
Mar 29, 2013
A little worse for wear!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
These dresses were a little worse for wear when I received them and fabric near the neckline had started to curl. But the RTR team was great and sent a backup dress immediately! Thanks RTR!
Stacy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4434
Feb 18, 2013
Lots of compliments!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
I got this dress for a Valentines date. I am 5'7 and 144 lbs with 34D top and the size 4 was a little too big. After some safety pin action, the dress looked and fit much better. A 2 would have probably fit better with no problem. It was an adorable dress and I would definitely recommend it.
kate
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3523
Nov 28, 2012
Great back!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
it's a little gappy on the sides - get a smaller size.
Briana
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3323
Nov 26, 2012
MA winters can be brutal. I wore ithis dress t for a winter soiree on campus & it was perfect!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
It keeps you really warm, being that the material is like a structured wool kind of fabric. The cut out part runs fairly deep, so be sure to wear low rise undies. I have a very small frame and I ended up having to pin a few things. After that it (size 2)fit like a glove. The size 0 was too too tight.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4324
Oct 24, 2012
great dress - runs large though
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I saw from other reviews that this dress runs large so I ordered a size down for my backup, but even that was too big - it gapped a bit at the sides, so I would definitely recommend sizing down. It still looked good though, and I think it would be really flattering if you get the fit right.
Tara
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5443
Sep 19, 2012
I rented this dress for a girls weekend rendezvous in Las Vegas.
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved the flattering lines, but the material felt like felt (double entendre intended). This dress would be great for a winter soiree, but lacked Vegas pizazz. Right dress, wrong event.
Randi
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5443
Sep 19, 2012
The back is stunning, but the overall fit was very poor.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
There was way too much material in the skirt, and the top was really big. The material also looked and felt cheap...reminded me of felt! Looks gorgeous on the model...but definitely not on me.
caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2433
Sep 19, 2012
I wore this to my alma mater's Young Alumni Weekend
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress was too large in the torso, as though the designer expected me to be taller than I am, although I have a long torso for my height. The pieces of fabric that fasten at the neck don't lay flat. They bow out funny, which made it look like I was larger than I was. So cute in theory! Less so in fact.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 3431
Sep 19, 2012
Great dress but best for long-torso
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is great, but the fabric was much thicker than expected. Definitely a winter dress. In addition, I had to pin both straps due the the torso being much longer than expected. I am 5'5, and the dress was definitely better for someone who is 5'7 or above. overall, with a little tailoring though it was a very flattering fit and loved the back.
TMF
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4343
Aug 20, 2012
Awesome Dress
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this dress to a formal event during the winter - similarly accessorized as shown - and it was great! Beautiful open back and fit perfectly.
Big'r Fashionista
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3632
Aug 20, 2012
Couldn't even wear it
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
First of all, the dress ran very large on top and, with the open back, was virtually impossible to "alter" to fit. Secondly, the fabric was heavy and thick, like a blanket, which was a surprise based upon the description. And it was starting to get "pills" all over it. Really cute style, terrible fabric, and just too big. Luckily I packed a back up dress, just in case!
Mackenzie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Mar 21, 2012
So adorable!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
When I opened this dress I was a bit dissapointed because the fabric is sort of felt like. I gave it try though and I am glad I did! Women were complimenting me on it all night! It is a very flattering fit and the back is super sexy. It runs really big though so i would order a size down for sure!
Lyndsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2523
Mar 7, 2012
weird fit
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I ordered this dress as a back up option for my 30th birthday party and did not wear it. I am well proportioned, but petite and this dress just did not fit right. the back was baggy on the shoulders, though it did come with fashion tape that i am sure could have fixed, but it just wasnt flattering on me. Luckily i was able to wear my first choice and didn't need the back up.
Kimmy
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2423
Jan 5, 2012
Love!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
so cute, wore it for a Christmas party and everyone loved it!
manoela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2423
Dec 29, 2011
Cute !!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I was so excited to wear this dress , But the size zero was big for me , I got so sad I bought I backless bra, but the dres just looked Like belong to someone else :/ I ended up wearing the second back up dress But I was very sad, cuz the dress is adorable
Abby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 4533
Nov 7, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is the perfect weight for a fall event. As it is made of wool, there is no concern with getting chilly throughout the evening/night. I loved this dress, however the straps did not fit as snug as I would have liked. Since it connects at the nape of the neck, there is no concern with them falling down, but there was a bit of sag in the waist area. I am unsure whether the size down would have corrected this problem. All in all, I loved this dress and it was a hit at my event!
Jackie C.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 7443
Oct 21, 2011
Overall fit: Small
Absolutely loved this dress. I ordered a size down and it fit perfectly. Classic font with back appeal--my favorite! I am going to rent it again for another event in a few months.
NYC Girl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Canonical User Type: 2433
Oct 19, 2011
Overall fit: Large
Wanted to love this dress but it didn't fit me so well. It runs a little big and was loose in the chest and at the waste. My measurements are 34", 27", 36". Skirt height is perfect thought - short but not too short. Probably better for a curvier girl.
See more reviews:

NEW! Add your favorites to a shortlist to organize for upcoming occasions.

Click a <3 to start!

×

We created a shortlist for

Click the <3 to save your favorites

×
×
Save at least $14.95 on every order and rent like a pro all year long. Details
  • free shipping
  • free insurance
  • free birthday dress