Ports 1961

First Lady Dress

$78 rental
$695 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Exclusive to Rent the Runway! This Cotton Sateen Sheath from Port 1961 is a sophisticated sleek style that’s perfect for day or night elegance.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any bust size-comfortable room in bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with bow
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs narrow so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any bust size-comfortable room in bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with bow
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs narrow so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Grey blue cotton sateen. Ballet neckline. Cap sleeves. Wrap detail at waist with tonal grosgrain back tie. Hidden back zip. Model's height is 5'10".

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16 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 14
Large 1
Photos 2
ElleBee
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 22, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Love Love Love this dress! It was completely flattering to my figure and fit like it was designed for me. I didn't want to take it off!
NLS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Oct 1, 2010

Overall fit: Small
this dress runs a tiny bit small thru the hips. I ordered a size 4 and the bodice fit great but I had to wear spanx to find it a bit more comfortable. but a great look.
jamz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126 lbs
Oct 2, 2010

Conservative dress for a conservative wedding

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The hips fit me as expected but the bust/shoulders was very roomy. (I wore a 2; I have 32B bust). Great, sturdy fabric. I wore it with black heels and chunky faux pearl necklace.
tookie
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Body type: Athletic
Oct 2, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Classy yet easy to wear. What a great combination. Loved this dress, I felt great wearing it and got lots of admiring looks and compliments.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 26, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I LOVED this dress. It has stretch to it so don't worry about it being snug. I'm a 6 and the 6 fit perfectly. I wore it with teal satin Manolo's to a rehearsal dinner.
c
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Body type: Straight & narrow
Dec 22, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this to a holiday cocktail party with crystal cluster earrings. I felt great and I love the tie belt that makes the dress feel custom fit. Very ladylike and beautiful.
CK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105 lbs
Mar 15, 2011

Overall fit: Large
Definitely a classy dress but it ran large in the bust and shoulders. Also, the length and cut makes it more fitting for the office or an occasion where one might want to be more conservative.
Sarah
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Body type: Straight & narrow
Jun 16, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this to an autumn wedding. Extremely comfortable fabric; fit is easy to customize as the straps wrap across the body, then around to the back. LOVED the dress!
BklynFashionista
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Sep 30, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Pros: I got lots of compliments Cons: Fit is terrible, especially at the top, just too boxy. In addition, the fabric was quite dull compared to the photo. It lacked sheen. Overall, it was kind of disappointing.
Tara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 2, 2011

This was the first time in a long time that my mom really felt fantastic about her looks. I was so glad to share the RTR experience with her, she deserves to feel glamorous!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for my mother (who is 54 years old, 5'8" and a Pear who usually wears a size 8 or 10) and she LOVED it. She looked amazing, and felt amazing, and got tons of compliments. It was the perfect look for the retirement dinner/cocktail party we attended, just formal enough but not over-the-top. We got the Miriam Haskell pearl necklace and Lee Angel pearl earrings to go with it. Now she's addicted to this site like I am!
IRNYC
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Body type: Full Bust
Nov 20, 2011

Not as pictured

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress looked like a dull cotton dress and was much less festive than it appears in the photo. It looks like it's shiny but it was really blah and boring and cheap looking. Furthermore, the zero was very tight in the chest and the size 2 I ordered came with a damaged hem so I got stuck wearing the tighter dress. Thankfully it was dark out and I wore a jacket over it.
AK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Dec 12, 2011

Very classy dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to my office holiday party and got lots of compliments. I'm petite so the top was a little bit large, but with the wrap around part I could get a pretty good fit anyway.
Kristine
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 29, 2012

Amazing dress!!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress to wear to my daughter's baptism 8 weeks after she was born. It looked amazing, and I got a ton of compliments. The dress accommodated my large chest and the style minimized my baby belly. I wore some spanks to slim my curvy hips, and it looked wonderful! It made me so sad to mail it back.
Jennie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Nov 11, 2012

This was a wonderful dress!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to the Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Event. It looked wonderful and I received several compliments!
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 2, 2013

Super comfortable, unique and classy - loved this dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit great, loved the design. It was a great dress for a lovely Seattle summer wedding!
LESLIE
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 164 lbs
Jan 28, 2014

Gorgeous! Perefect

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs true to size!
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