Pencey

Meet In The Middle Dress

$70 to buy
$350 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Cocktail party to attend? No need to fret, you’ve found the perfect dress! Wow them in this elegant, yet sexy stunner by Pencey. Pair with a cocktail ring like the Oscar de la Renta's Pave Bouquet Ring.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-8.

BUST: Works best for smaller bust sizes - slit at bust better accommodates smaller busted women; fashion tape and nipple concealers are also recommended
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection; stretchy fabric allows for comfortable room
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra and nipple concealers
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Pear, Petite, Tall, 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 (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-8.

BUST: Works best for smaller bust sizes - slit at bust better accommodates smaller busted women; fashion tape and nipple concealers are also recommended
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection; stretchy fabric allows for comfortable room
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra and nipple concealers
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Nude matte jersey (100% rayon). Long Sleeves. Crew neckline with keyhole opening. Hook and eye closure at neck. Hidden side zipper. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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18 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 9
Large 8
Photos 7
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

Received many compliments

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very sleek and sophisticated. It does run a bit large and is tighter around the butt
Irene
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 7, 2012

I elected not to wear this dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I'm petite and the skirt was a bit baggy and long-- the additional side panels don't help. I loved the top of this dress but the bottom was too dowdy to wear.
Zoe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 23, 2012

beautiful dress. the front slit makes it elegant yet youthful. perfect length and color

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
definitely needed to use fashion tape at the front. i have a 34c bust and without properly placed tape, my boobs would've popped right out. i fidgeted slightly the whole night (trying to make sure the top looked perfect), so this dress would be IDEAL for anyone with a smaller chest.
Amanda
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 9, 2012

A lot of maintenance and I actually had to return this dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress, I just feel like it is made for someone who is an A. I am a small C and this dress was going to have to use a lot of wardrobe tape and stick on bra cups (which I don't do well with anyway).
JulietKJB
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 11, 2012

I felt comfortable and chic!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The color was definitely more of a blush than a nude... it worked out perfectly for a fall wedding! The fit is ideal for a smaller bust-- and with a little fashion tape it stayed put all night! I would recommend wearing hose or spanx for added support-- as the dress is body hugging in the seat.
Corinne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 15, 2012

I wore this for a vocal performance and felt stunning all night!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The stretch is forgiving, but I second the need for Spanx like unders to avoid panty lines. Thong will still show through. And nipple concealers! Super crucial! I closed the dress up a bit in the front since my grandma was in the audience, though I really love the large keyhole front (as does my husband). The sleeves were really long on me which created lots of bunching at the wrist, but it didn't bother me. I had lots of great compliments. If you're daring, give it a try!
BB
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Dec 6, 2012

Loved this dress.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It is sophisticated and sexy.
cory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Dec 22, 2012

never ended up wearing it!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
was way too large - slit in the front ran too low to wear a bra
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Feb 19, 2013

My MOST favorite RTR dress ever! I've been trying to find out where to buy it since!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The color, length, and sleeves make it late-afternoon friendly. I wore it to my Christmas Party.
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Dec 31, 2013

impossible to wear

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I was attracted to this dress because it looks just like the one Kirsten Dunst wore in the movie the bachelorette (i know, silly, but she looks so great in it!). I do not have a large chest but just could not go bra-less - the material is sort of jersey like and shows EVERYthing. I found that the way the dress pulls in in the middle to be not flattering for someone who's on the curvier side. The color is lovely.
Desi
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 2, 2014

The peek-a-boo was a cool touch

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented a size 2 and a 4.. The 4 was clearly too big, the 2 fit fine when I tried it on. The night of the event however, the hem was shifting all night. I kept having to pull on the bottom to keep the lining from showing. It photographs well if you fix it and pose, so if you are renting for a photo session I would recommend the dress. However, if you are renting for an event, I would urge you to reconsider.
Christina Jane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 26, 2014

What a serious plunge neckline!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
My date was not at a dimly-lit place, and the plunge was just too much for my bust (34B/C). So alas, I could not wear this. Sad, sad face. But for a romantic dinner, it's really stunning.
brianna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 1, 2014

Cool and composed

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress while I hosted a holiday party. It helped me feel confident and classy while managing a quite unpredictable party. I wasn't expecting the neckline to be quite so low... I ended up wearing a scoop-neck see-through black lace leotard from American apparel underneath that added a flirty touch without showing too much skin. This dress was long on my frame. The hem came down to my knees. I would have preferred an inch or two shorter hem. The arms were too long as well, but an easy fix: I rolled the end of the sleeve under and you couldn't tell. Still, it was a unique cut and very comfortable.
jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 167 lbs
Mar 11, 2014

Well made dress but not quite right.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This a beautiful dress but I only recommend it if you're slim and tall. The opening in the front is very deep and it hugs every curve. Very well made but it wasn't quite right for the event I was attending. I ended up not wearing it :(
rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105 lbs
Mar 12, 2014

Not the most flattering dress I've rented from this site. Didn't end up wearing it.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The peek a boo was too revealing in the bust. If your large busted, go with an alternative
Maria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
May 4, 2014

Pretty color

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Didn't wear it , I was able to see through the material which made me feel very self conscious
KELEIGH
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 8, 2014

Did not wear because the keyhole was a bit much in person

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The keyhole was larger than what it looked like in the photo. The sleeves were also too tight.
Heidi M
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 29, 2014

Not appropriate

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Had to wear a camisole under this dress. The top clasp will not hold. Whether you have a chest or you don't, your boobs will come flying out of this dress. It made my body look huge. Worst RTR experience to date. The dress I tried to make work but I regret renting it and wearing it.
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