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Pencey

Hit 'Em Up Style Dress

$50 rental
$375 Retail

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Stylist Notes

This Pencey dress is an LBD that's ready to party. Lace paneling at the waist creates an hourglass silhouette while a sexy cut-out back shows some extra skin. Wear some sky-high heels with this style to look extra fabulous.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with standard strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted
HIPS: Very fitted - dress is very fitted throughout
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra; seamless underwear and SPANX recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with standard strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted
HIPS: Very fitted - dress is very fitted throughout
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra; seamless underwear and SPANX recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black stretch faille. Sweetheart neckline. Lace insert panels on side. Bandage closure on back with hook and eye and keyhole opening. About 26" from shoulder to hem.

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41 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 39
Large 1
Photos 10
Alice
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Nov 27, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Really cute, but I definitely needed to wear black tights with it because it was very short on me, even though I am pretty short.
nancy
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Body type: Petite
Dec 19, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
i rented this dress for a dance, and the lining material made the dress ride up the whole night.
Lee
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 22, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this dress for my high school winter/Christmas dance. I got many compliments thorughout the night. I found the dress a little short though. I paired it with a crystal bib necklace, diamond studs, and black suede pumps. :)
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Jan 18, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I rented this dress last weekend and LOVED it. It was definitely short and tight (not my usual style) but totally perfect for my weekend in Vegas. I wore black heels and gold jewelry with it and my guy friends thought it was smoking! Note that it does tend to ride up a bit, especially if you are dancing.
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 25, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
The fabric bunches up easily; did not end up wearing the dress. In the picture where the model's hands are on her hips is exactly where the dress bunches up and does not stay flat (most likely due to the absence of fabric in the back to pull it flush with the body).
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 26, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I rented this dress for my bachelorette party, and it was PERFECT! Everyone loved it, and it was so sexy! The back is amazing! The dress fit great and runs true to size. For me, there was no need to wear tights with it, like some of the earlier reviews said. This was my first experience with Rent the Runway, and I will definitely be a repeat customer!
KellyR
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 25, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress was super cute and very flattering. However, the lace on the sides was snagged in several spots and definitely showing some age. I did not think it was too short on me at all and had it been much longer it would have seemed an odd length for a lbd for a night out.
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
May 9, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
As other reviewers have mentioned, this dress is extremely short. The lace side panels are also more noticeable than they appear in the photo. I was bummed because the dress was not that flattering on me (too tight at the armpits/bust, but too loose at the waist) and also showed some noticeable signs of wear - a drooping hem, snags and pilling on the lace part. It worked OK for the bachelorette party I attended, but I didn't feel great in this one. Would not recommend.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
May 13, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is so cute! I ordered a 0 and 2. Went with the 2 and put the back hooks on the tightest setting. I'm only 5'2 but the dress was pretty short.
Courtney
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
May 18, 2011

so cute

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great dress!! A little short, but i LOVED it!!! Got lots of compliments and was comfortable :)
kris
Height: 5' 8"
Body type: Hourglass
May 20, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Beautiful dress, loved the fit and style, very flattering, didn't fall down at all. A little short, had to wear a slip underneath and leave it exposed for coverage.
Rachael
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 8, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Loved this dress! I'm 5'6 and 120 lbs and rented a small and XS for Vegas-- ended up wearing the small. A little on the short side, but easy & perfect for a night out.
Malleykay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 13, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Really cute... but SUPER SHORT. This is not a dress you want to meet your boyfriend's parents in. Great for going out though. I am a 34 D and with all dresses (I got a size 4) I am always a little worried about coverage. This dress stayed on much better than most. The back is almost like bra with 3 sets of hooks which is nice so you can customize it to your own chest size. However, I was pulling the bottom down. The dress does tend to ride up. The material on the sides of the size 4 was pilling and not in the best condition. I would be more upset if I had paid more than $25 for this rental. This was my second dress for fun filled weekend.
maria
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 12, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
LOVE IT!!! Im very busty and this dress was actually the 2nd dress I rented and I was going to let my friend wear it. I loved it as soon as i tried it on! It accentuated all my curves and fit perfect!!
Maggie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Body type: Petite
Sep 19, 2011

Loved the back of the dress! Got so many complements

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
My daughter rented this dress for a school dance....It was fabulous! She is petite and a size 2...and it was true to size...some strapless dresses have a tendency to keep falling down..not this one...she was comfortable and danced the night away! Great dress!! And very flattering!
Mallory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 11, 2011

Lots of Compliments! <3 RTR

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I would wear this with Tights next time. There is really pretty lace paneling on the sides that you are not able to see in the photos. I got this as a second dress and it actually was my favorite.
Marissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 18, 2011

short dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This dress is super short! The rest of the fit was pretty true to size, but the length made it impossible for me to wear (I'm 5'6"). My friend who's 5'3" wore it instead and it looked great on her. I'd really only recommend this dress for the shorter ladies... giving it 4 stars 'cuz it looked so good on my friend.
Morgan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 22, 2011

Showing up to a fundraiser feeling confident and gorgeous!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this adorable little dress to wear to a LBD fundraising event this past weekend. I'm 5'8", 135 lbs, and rented it in a size 4. It's adorable! Fits great, but yes, it is short. If you'll be doing a lot of dancing, beware, it does move! I rocked it with a large sparkly bracelet, big sparkly earrings, and 4" black peep toe pumps. Flash your pretty smile and you'll be a knockout. Love it!
manoela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 7, 2011

sexy wow!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
i loved loved this dress, i felt amazing on it! wore to a club in miami, i felt like a rock star :) the dress is short, im only 5'2 n 110 pounds! would def rent it again !!!
Lauren
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 21, 2012

Perfect Little Black Dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a sorority date party and it was perfect! It stayed up the whole night (unlike most strapless dresses) and fit really well.
jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 9, 2012

all of the compliments i got on the dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my 30th birthday and got so many compliments. I highly recommend it and its better for it to be on the tighter side so that the top doesn't slip down.
Sara
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Apr 10, 2012

Fits Well but Way Too Short!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was awesome but a little too short for me to actually wear in public. It's got pretty lace down the sides and the back strap gives it a unique twist but I personally wasn't comfortable with the length. However, If you are looking to show off some skin and be the center of attention for the night, definitely the dress for you. I also imagine that it would look great in the winter with a pair of black tights and booties!
Brittney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 18, 2012

Great Black Vegas Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Rented this for vegas trip - super cute and fit ok overall but I have bust on the smaller size (A cup) so the top part didn't fit quite right. It was definitely short but not to the point that I felt uncomfortable (in vegas) plus I'm short so that helped. I didn't have a backup size but if I did I would probably go smaller. It will definitely be super short on a taller person but for me it was perfect.
sorority
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Body type: Athletic
Aug 18, 2012

everyone wanted to borrow it

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It snug and a little short in the back
Britt
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105 lbs
Aug 24, 2012

Stunner

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Absolutely loved this dress. I was a great rental, and I got compliments all night. Enjoy!
Sydney
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Body type: Petite
Aug 30, 2012

I felt confident & beautiful!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I've never worn a dress that has made me feel so confident! I received so many compliments on the dress. The dress fit me perfectly and it was extremely comfortable ! I wish I was able to keep it, I loved it SO much!
Dayna
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Sep 11, 2012

Fit perfect! So many compliments!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Snug fitting, but very comfortable to wear. Lovely open back
Rosie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 12, 2012

Very flattering dress that looked cute for the occasion!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It fits true to size, and the lace panel details and the open back are very cute. The dress is pretty short but still really cute.
jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

When I walked into the room and I was the best looking girl there!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
It fits really well against the body, but it is difficult to find a bra that works with the cutouts in the back. Also scrunches a little at the wait if you are on the petite, shorter side.
Patten
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 18, 2012

Sexy LBD

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this for a formal event in Charleston, SC. Sexy and chic! Does run a bit short though.
Allison
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Nov 12, 2012

Fun dress for a night out, I wore this to a venue opening in Las Vegas.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is very short (especially on someone who is 5'10). I think if I were any taller, this dress wouldn't have covered everything.
Brit
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105 lbs
Nov 25, 2012

pretty little black dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
elastic stretch in sides creates an ideal hourglass shape. only thing is that it runs short, but for a night on the town it's ok
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 20, 2012

Great fit but short.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for NYE. I wore it under a sequin blazer that I already had and it looked great. I would highly recommend especially to wear under a cute long blazer. The dress is true to size. I am 5'2" and 115 pounds and it was perfect. A little short but I wore tights since it was winter time. Highly recommend.
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jan 21, 2013

Sleek and chic

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Awesome little black dress, open backed. A bit plain but you can definitely dress it up with good jewelry and shoes. Super sexy because it's tight!
meghan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Jan 27, 2013

awesome!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
fit well
Carolina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 22, 2013

Easy, sexy dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This body con dress fits very well. Hugs curves, and doesn't gap. Has a Spanx-like slimming effect.
Cecilia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 25, 2013

Great LBD

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Really comfortable and flattering. Can't really wear a bra with it though because of the back. The side lace panels were a little pilly, but not horribly. Awesome LBD, definitely would rent it again. Wore it with a great statement necklace from here.
Yas
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 13, 2013

Such a fun cute party dress, back of this dress is so sexy.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Runs very small on the top so size up for girls with a bigger breast size, VERY VERY VERY short.
Erin
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 23
Body type: Petite
Feb 2, 2014

Feeling sexy and wooing my man.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I loved this dress so much! I want to wear it again if I can find it because It was incredible. I was just talking to my boyfriend and he said he loved how it looked on me. Now that I'm losing weight I bet it would fit me even better. It's really hard to find a dress that looks good on me length wise, but this one was great.
Sam
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
May 5, 2014

This dress was a little shorter than expected but otherwise fit true to size

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Generally fit true to size but shorter than expected.
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