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Plein Sud

Wanted Cutout Gown

$80 rental
$1800 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Turn heads when you walk in wearing this drop dead gorgeous Plein Sud slash gown. A seductive and bold gown that will have everyone talking about your fabulous style. Go with an eye catching cuff like the Rodrigo Otazu's Insanely Chic Crystal Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 36-44, French Sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes – cutout at bust
WAIST: Fitted – stretchy fabric allows for comfortable room at midsection
HIPS: Fitted – stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, 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 down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 36-44, French Sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes – cutout at bust
WAIST: Fitted – stretchy fabric allows for comfortable room at midsection
HIPS: Fitted – stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black jersey. Asymmetric neckline. Back and front cut-outs. Side slit at skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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35 reviews

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Small 5
True to Size 29
Large 1
Photos 18
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 17, 2012

not for woman with big chest

Size worn: 44L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I thought this dress was going to be beautiful, but I defiantly didn't have the right body type to wear it. I have a larger chest and because of the slit in the front, it wasn't flattering at all. I ordered a Long but because of my height it still wasn't long enough for me. This would look much better on a woman with a smaller chest.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
May 11, 2012

The dress was perfect for the occasion and I felt like the prettiest girl in the room!

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was gorgeous and fit like a glove :) My first RTR experience could not have been better! I'm 5'4" so I got the regular length, true size 4, and my chest is a C. Definitely get the tape to hold the slash to make you more comfortable, but I didn't worry all night about falling out! I got a ton of compliments all night and they're still flooding in from Facebook. Such a gorgeous gown :)
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 13, 2012

I love this dress! i was a bit sketchy about ordering online and actually receiving it on time, but it came in right on time, even with a package to send it back! The dress fit PERFECT! I received many compliments all night and I was comfortable in it! Definitely a great pick!!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very true to size!! It fit great!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 10, 2012

LOVE IT

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was amazing!! I loved how comfortable it felt when I was wearing it. I ordered a LONGER fit dress for heels, but my heels were also 5in. tall. I got a TON of compliments on it at the event I wore it to. I was initially worried about the cutouts, but they were classy and showed just the right amount of skin.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105 lbs
Aug 21, 2012

SO AMAZING!

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I LOVED this dress. The fit was sexy without being too revealing. The cutouts are placed perfectly and the slit is extremely flattering. I have a smaller chest which worked perfectly. It might be tough with a larger bust because there is no way you can wear any type of bra (even adhesive cups) and the fabric of the dress makes it impossible to double stick tape (I tried!) The top of the dress is really tight and will hold your chest in place nicely so there really isn't a need for a bra for most people. This dress is really a WOW dress and you will turn heads!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 5, 2012

Most Glamorous in the Room

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Breathtaking gown, flawless fit, amazingly flattering, comfy as a nightgown. My chest is large (D) so I was definitely conscious of tugging at the front of it to keep covered, but the effect was worth it. Invest in tape to hold it in place. You need to be comfortable with the shape of the underside of your breasts without a bra.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 14, 2012

My husband was actually speechless when I put this on!

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I really loved this dress, the gap in the front is much larger than it appears on the mode, but I was NOT worried about falling out. The leg slit is not too high - given how much skin you show elsewhere that makes sense! It was elegant without being trashy, but I was a little self-conscious at the beginning of the evening, but all the compliments quickly made me feel at ease.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 19, 2012

This dress was very fun, but only for the truly daring. All night I received tons of compliments :)

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was true to fit and the slit in the chest area covered all the essential areas. To keep everything PG, I was double taped within an inch of my life. From the front it looked great, from the side, if you have a bigger chest, you can get a lot of side boob The longer length was perfect with 5 inch heels. My only complaint about the dress is that it got dirty in the car on the way to the event. No matter what it showed every inch of dust or fleck of makeup that landed on it. I was dusting it off all night. (Weird, I know.)
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 20, 2012

beautiful dress

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
got a lot of compliments
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 22, 2012

Daring But Difficult

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is quite clever with its peek-a-boo cut outs but ultimately a little difficult to wear. It's a bit of a tangle of strategically sewn fabric up top and it took me several minutes to figure out what goes wear when trying it on. Once on, it is incredibly sexy. Bring the fashion tape as you don't want the fabric shifting around. Also, the slit is super high -- you'll be showing more leg than Angelina Jolie on the Oscar stage, which is fine as long as you love your thighs. This was an alternate dress that I selected from RTR when the dress I ordered originally became unavailable in one of the sizes I ordered. Ultimately, I ended up wearing the different style which was much more comfortable, wearable and flattering.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

Looks much nicer in the pic but still pretty and comfortable

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fabric looks cheap but otherwise a pretty dress...also really hard to figure out how to put it on and which strap goes where. Also if you have C cup or above you need double sided tape.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 20, 2012

Wore my backup dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I received this dress in two sizes 42R and 44R. It looks great in the photos but the material is clingy and thin, I was not a fan. I have a 34D bust, normally wear a solid size 8, the size 42R zipped up and looked good on the bottom but my bust did not fit well in the crossover even with fashion tape. The 44R fit but the top was too big for my bust and a little big on the bottom. If you have bigger arms this is not the dress for you, the way the dress cuts high, makes arms look bigger. Overall I think with a smaller bust you can pull this off, I think taller girls might look better in this dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 16, 2012

Very Sexy

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a wedding. The fit and fabric are great and looked expensive. I was a little self concious about the slit in the front as it does show alot of cleavage/fold - I recieved a ton of compliments but I think a little too sexy for a wedding.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Dec 6, 2012

I ended up having to return it. I am 5'7' and the dress was about four inches too short with heels.

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pretty dress really funky
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Dec 31, 2012

It was unforgettable in such that it was a little different from the dresses I normally wear

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress is gorgeous! A little difficult trying to put it on but overall an amazing dress!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Very cool dress!

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is really unique (especially in a sea of black dresses). I usually wear a 0 or 2 in dresses but unfortunately the 36R was just too small for me. I think the 38R would have fit perfectly but it wasn't available.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 13, 2013

High Maintenance

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The opening along the front looks way smaller on the model. I would advise against renting this dress if you are bigger than a C cup size. I barely made it. FASHION TAPE IS A MUST. Once I had enough in place I was okay if I stood up perfectly straight. Every time I sat down and got back up though I had to make sure my girls were still in place. Sitting at the table to eat was a little awkward because if your posture isn't perfect, it is a free show. I definitely got compliments but don't know if it was ultimately worth being so conscious of my dress throughout the night. I was fidgeting constantly like when you wear a strapless dress and pull it up all night.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133 lbs
Mar 2, 2013

Beautiful, Unique, Classic

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was so excited to open my beautiful gown when it came in! I must have tried it on 10 times before my event even took place! So happy with the fit, style and look.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Mar 6, 2013

Curve Hugging

Size worn: 36L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my most disappointing rental from RTR. First, it was difficult to even get on, the structure of the dress has so many different twists and cut outs, it's hard to find the arm holes from the neck from the center slit! Secondly, the right arm hole was smaller than the left. For the 36L, it was very short! It didn't even skim the ground when I was barefoot. RTR is great at sending the right things in good shape, overall I was not impressed with the design of the dress but it photographs beautifully. I also do not recommend it for anyone with a cup size larger than a full B, if you're renting a smaller size. Invest in a lot of fashion tape.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 26, 2013

Hot black gown!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This gown is SICK. The cutout is awesome, but fashion tape is a must! Definitely not for a girl with a bigger chest. The fabric is so stretchy I wore a size down. So sexy!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Body type: Pear
May 19, 2013

Everybody fell in love with my dress!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It was for senior ball and was just perfect with enough boobs and not too much legs! If I hadn't chosen it for such a special occasion, I would have definitely bought it to wear it over and over again!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138 lbs
Jun 22, 2013

Not very flattering

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my first choice dress but I ended up going with my backup. This dress is daring, yes. But even if you weren't comfortable showing that much boob (and its a lot), you could appropriately place some fashion tape to calm it down. Ultimately I chose not to wear this dress because the bottom half just wasn't flattering. It hung like a curtain. No form. Just lot of heavy fabric. It also just didn't feel formal enough for my black tie event.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 22, 2013

Tough to put on

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is smokin' hot, but is definitely fitted to your every curve. The neckline (aka hole your head has to go through) is extremely small, so you have to put the dress on before doing your hair, or putting on makeup or deodorant or it'll be a mess. Still, it's a great dress...
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 23, 2013

When the dress I ordered months ago came back damaged from the previous renter, I panicked...

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is why I love and have been using Rent the Runway since 2009. Thursday afternoon, I received a call from RTR that the Crimson Cutout dress I had ordered over 6 months ago had been returned in "unwearable condition" by the previous renter. The black tie wedding I was attending was less than 48 hours later in LA, so I panicked. I had been to the Showroom twice to find the perfect dress and nothing else was going to measure up -especially not the leftovers. While I flipped out, Sheridan (RTR customer service) remained calm. She overnighted 6 styles of my choice, each in 2 sizes, to my hotel in Santa Monica along with complementary accessories. This dress was the winner -classy, but sexy and edgy. It was extremely flattering (no need for Spanx) and showed just the right amount of skin (must use fashion tape). And it danced beautifully -the skirt twirled and the slit was modest but fun. I was not uncomfortable or nervous or self-conscious for a second (though I think that might be different with a larger chest). I received endless compliments from anyone from the mother of the bride to the best man to random people in the hotel. Huge win.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 23, 2013

The dress I ordered hadn't been returned in time and instead they sent this one. So happy they did!

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very form fitting, the fabric is stretchy but not slinky. Hugs in all the right places. Very flattering. Show stopper, for sure.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 30, 2013

Great cut

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great gown but a bit hard to figure out to get into. Make sure to arrange it on a hangar then slide over your head carefully. I think I put it on backwards the first time. Great material. Fits true to size and I did not have to worry about side boob with my small chest. Tons of compliments for a very original dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 9, 2013

I got so many compliments on this dress I absolutely loved it!

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I think it would be hard to wear with a larger chest size because the cut outs are rather large. I would definitely wear this dress again
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 25, 2014

All eyes were on me when I walked in. My sister-in-law in France posted FB complements w/i an hour!

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is the only dress in my life I had to get the photo to figure out how to put on. Hint: take careful note what goes where when removing from hanger. This dress works for a smaller bust. It looks daring but stays perfectly in place even while dancing. This is the one I really didn't want to return!!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 27, 2014

Compliments all night on this dress!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was my first experience with Rent the Runway....and what a wonderful one it was! This dress came in, and I immediately fell in love. The fit is great, the material is so comfortable, and it garnered compliments from both men and women all night. The only tricky part is figuring out how to put it on at first-- all the cutouts can be a little confusing! Once you get it on, though, it's totally worth it. LOVE!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 29, 2014

Gorgeous gown and even better customer service!

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Stunning dress with just enough edge. I did not end up wearing this dress as I was going to a Marine Corps Birthday Ball and thought I would be nervous about accidentally falling out at any point. For a small chested girl (34B at the very most) I would definitely suggest using fashion tape to secure the fabric to your chest.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 9, 2014

Show-stopper!

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is absolutely gorgeous; definitely a show-stopper. We attended a black-tie wedding, and I was receiving compliments the entire night. The dress is very true to size. If you're a busty girl, I highly suggest using fashion tape. Overall, I'm extremely happy with this dress and can't wait to rent the next one. Thank you Rent the Runway!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 13, 2014

I'm in LOVE with this dress!!

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was sooo scared this dress going to be too sexy, with too much cleavage, but it turned out to be perfect. Was a little difficult to put on at first (I had it on backwards for a while, until I realized the slit wasn't in the front - not sure how that happened lol). Used a lot of fashion tape, just to be safe, and surprisingly, didn't have a wardrobe malfunction. May be a litter less risky on someone with a smaller chest, but isn't too bad on someone with a larger one. Definitely rent if you're looking to have all eyes on you all night!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 16, 2014

I got so many compliments that night! I felt like a super star.

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The only issue with the dress was the openings I had to use fashion tape. But asides from that the dress was perfect and made me feel gorgeous!!! It was a masquerade so it was very formal and yet I felt Like I had the best dress! I loved it and can't wait to rent another dress!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119 lbs
May 6, 2014

At the last minute I wasn't able to attend the event but the dress was still beautiful.

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress.
RTR Customer
Sep 28, 2014

Tons of compliments on this dress.

Size worn: 38P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
True to size. Definitely use fashion tape for the top. Just the right amount of edgy. Loved it.
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