Philosophy

Keep A Secret Gown

$80 rental
$835 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look celebrity chic in this ultra fab Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti black gown. Body slimming and one style that you'll look amazing in. Add a clutch like the Rebecca Minkoff Handbags' Not So Demure Clutch.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - slightly fitted at hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - slightly fitted at hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black organzino (80% rayon, 14%nylon, 6% elastane). Long sleeve. Crew neckline. Straight skit with draping at waist. Lined. Imported. See size and fit tab for lengths.

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27 reviews

Fit
Small 2
True to Size 21
Large 4
Photos 6
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Sep 10, 2012

Extremely flattering!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Such a stunning gown! The fabric is very stretchy and therefore allows for comfortable room throughout. It does run very true to size so fit was not an issue at all. Loved it!
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

This was the most comfortable dress I have ever worn!

Size worn: 48R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was a bit big, but only because I ordered a size bigger than usual, fearing it would be too small. The dress runs very true to size. The hem on the bottom is really interesting, and the wrap details make it fit beautifully.
Alexis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 25, 2012

Slimming, great for cold-weather affairs, able to be dressed up or for a more casual feel.

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect. I needed something that covered me for a cold-weather affair. The material was light, but I felt warm. It was a bit bigger than I anticipated, and if I rent it again, I'm going to go a size down. The hem was a beautiful addition, although it doesn't show well in the pictures. I got several compliments on my dress throughout the night. Paired it with Dannijo Finley Earrings to give it an edgier look with a modern updo. For short people, there was more scrounched fabric, which is something to keep in mind. For tall people, I would imagine it would look more like the picture.
Jeannette
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 62
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 31, 2012

Extreme Comfort!

Size worn: 46R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was looking for a simple dress for a black tie wedding. This was just that but also very stylish. I ordered the 8 & 10 (44 & 46); both fit but the 10 was extremely comfortable and gave me a little extra length for 3" heels. I accessorized with a couple of rhinestone broaches on the "knot" at the waist and that looked great as well as a couple of silver bangles. You will need some bold earrings too.
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 9, 2012

Elegant and comfortable!

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved wearing this dress to a gala I attended. I'm a jewelry designer so I wanted to highlight my work rather than wear a flashy dress and this was perfect. The fabric was comfortable and the long sleeves were great for the late October weather in NYC. The fit was flattering and the longer length for me with my 4" platformed heels worked well. Your heels don't have to be quite so high, but I wouldn't recommend less than 3".
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 2, 2012

Not great fit for me...

Size worn: 48R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This dress ran large. I ordered it as a back up look and the sleeves were baggy and unflattering. Also the draping in the middle is not really at an angle so it created this horizontal line over the largest part of my body. Perhaps in a smaller size this would look better on me. Classic silhouette though!
Kathy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 65
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 7, 2012

The dress was perfect for me and the occasion.

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fabric was stretchy but not clingy. It draped very well. I am 5'6" and the length was perfect with 1" heels. The fit was true to size.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 19, 2012

Flattering, elegant and very comfortable - the perfect canvas for vintage jewels.

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this for a choir performance, where I needed to be completely covered, all in black. I used it as a backdrop for some stunning vintage earrings and shoulder pins, with hair swept up to show them off. People went nuts over me in this dress. Someone described me as 'Madame X' from John Singer-Sargent's painting (despite being fully covered!). Another comment was 'patrician elegance'. The dress was also supremely comfortable and flattering, no need for extra slimming undergarments. The shoulders and hips are balanced out in this dress, so as a pear, I appreciated the compensation at the shoulder.
Aja
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138 lbs
Dec 26, 2012

Fab dress...great fit!!!

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was great...material was a little thinner thank I thought it was going to be but still kept me warm. I would have liked to to be a tad longer but it was long enough so just the front of my shoe was showing...I wore 3in heels. Loved that I could wear a regular bra with this...I recommend black undergarments.
LAA
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 2, 2013

Loved how easy this whole process was!

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit true to size. Was hemmed perfectly. Arrived on time - Will definitely use RTR again!
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 17, 2013

Classy

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was too short, even in the long size with my heels. I really wanted to love it, but it didn't fit.
Jackie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 18, 2013

This dress started out great and then got bad.

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It fit beautifully when I put it on. Length was to the ground and then it started creeping up. By the time the wedding was over it was tea length!!! Wierdiest thing!! Thank goodness I had ordered the Badgley Mischka. I changed in to that one and went to the reception.
Karen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 64
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 27, 2013

I wore this for a formal party and it was appropriate for the event.

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is very forgiving and flattering. My husband thought I looked great in it, so that's all that is important. It was comfortable and elegant.
Jene
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 6, 2013

The dress is an easy fit for most body types because of the fabric.

Size worn: 46L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
For my body type, the waist was large and hit low so if I ordered it again, I'd order a size smaller size.
Taynia
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 9, 2013

Very comfortable.

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to a formal 25th anniversary celebration. It was a perfect fit and very comfortable. I ended up doing some line dancing :). What fun. The dress was great. I would definitely recommend this dress.
Tash
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
May 6, 2013

Simple and elegant.

Size worn: 46R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I thought the dress was lovely. The material was much thicker than I expected but did keep me from needing any wrap. I had many compliments. It fits a fuller hip very nicely.
sharon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119 lbs
Dec 18, 2013

I love this dress!

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is the best dress I have ever worn. Fit was great. I wore to a black tie wedding. I am 5'9" and it was long enough with 4" inch heels. I wish that I owned it. On Monday I wore it to work with a black cashmere sweater and boots.
Magan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 31, 2014

If you want a classic, grown up silloette, go with this dress.

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm 120 lbs and about 5' 5" and the 40 long with 2 1/2 heels was perfect. There are no zippers or other openings so plan on being able to pull this dress over yourself. The 38 was shockingly more tight than the 40. The 40 gave you a bit more sleeve as well, which I like. The fabric is a little spandexy, so it has a sheen to it in photos. It's heavy, so it has that "worth the money" feeling that well tailored clothes have. Overall, this is a lovely dress that makes a body look long and lean due to the draping sitting low on the hip. There's a lot of subtle, but lovely draping on the bodice that doesn't show up in photos. The Pirate Treasure Necklace is AWESOME but the reviews are right, much more gold than silver. Not really sillver at all.
Helen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 12, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Slightly snug but definitely comfortable. The length on the hem and the sleeves was perfect in the Long (heels are necessary though). The neckline was not quite as much of a boat as the picture indicated, but I really loved the dress and felt pretty. It was easy to dance in and nice and form fitting. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture! Safe to say it fits/looks pretty much like it does on the model.
JD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 16, 2014

Too long

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am rather short, 5' 2", and this dress was way too large for me. It was loose fitting on my body in general, and the length was laughably long. Otherwise, it is a very nice and practical dress.
Marie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 17, 2014

Amazing Dress! Very Flattering!

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a wedding and fell in love with it. It can be very forgiving and is really comfortable. I have a narrow waist and a flat stomach so I was worried the gathering of fabric in that area would take away my one plus when it comes to cocktail dresses but it looked great! I am 5'8" and I wore 4 inch heels. I went with the regular instead of the long because the dress came to my ankles and it looked very cute. I would definitely recommend this dress to anyone who has a fall/winter cocktail party, wedding or NYE. If I can find this dress I would consider buying it.
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

Classic

Size worn: 46L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very classy dress. Unfortunately, it didn't fit me well and I wasn't able to wear it.
MrsD
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 13, 2015

Pretty Dress - No WOW Factor

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
We were given the opportunity to choose any black gown for my best friend's wedding. I went with this one because I thought it was classic and I loved the sleeves. It was fine and did the job like any black dress does. In the past when I've used RTR I have gotten off the charts responses to the dresses and felt like a million bucks. This was fine, just nothing special about it.
kaitlin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 16, 2015

Weird shape! Be careful if you don't like your hips!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was so excited to rent this for a black tie political function I was headed to. Note I ordered large (i'm a size 4/6 usually) due to pregnancy. The side 'sweep' on this dress (in the photo the knot thing) sits much lower than I had expected. I was hoping for this to sit at my natural waist - emphasizing it in a good way. Instead the fabric was pulled to my hip area and made this part of my body look large. I put it on and instantly thought - 'ugh, no'. So back it went. It might be because I have a long torso? No idea, but just have a backup! (I will note that the other women with photo reviews on here looked fabulous!)
Heidi
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

This was a charity event my organization participates in annually, so I was working.

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was elegant, comfortable, simple - with some nice draping - and fit nicely. It also worked well on my slender frame and provided warmth/coverage in the very drafty hall of a large convention center in Chicago in February! I received lots of nice compliments.
Nelson
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 11, 2015

So comfortable!

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a masquerade party, and it was perfect. It was so comfortable, and I could wear a regular bra which was amazing. This was my first time using RTR and I was a bit skeptical, but it worked marvelously and I will be renting from them again to be sure. I might add that this dress was very flattering, which was great cause I just had a baby and wanted something that would hide the belly nicely, and it did the job quite well. It was a little long, but I'm pretty short. All in all, definitely 5 stars. :)
Danielle
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

Very simple, elegant dress for a black tie masquerade in the middle of winter.

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
With my height and wearing heels - I would recommend getting the "L" for each length.
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