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Prabal Gurung

Perfect Hourglass Dress

$200 rental
$1800 Retail

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Stylist Notes

This Prabal Gurung LBD has a vintage look and will give you a gorgeous hourglass shape. Pair with a great statement necklace like Sequin's Rocker Bow Necklace for effortless chic.

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 - very fitted in bust so full busted women should consider sizing up one or two sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - dress runs narrow throughout waist
HIPS: Not fitted - Full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

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 - very fitted in bust so full busted women should consider sizing up one or two sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - dress runs narrow throughout waist
HIPS: Not fitted - Full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black wool faille. Ballet neckline. French seaming multi panel detail. Flared skirt. Side seam pockets. Full length exposed zip. Horsehair trim at hem. About 34" from shoulder to hem.

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24 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 18
Large 5
Photos 6
Ashelyn
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Aug 24, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Even with my large bust it was beautiful. It was great because it showed off my teeny waist which is usually hidden by what's up top!
C.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 10, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
This Audrey Hepburn-esque dress is stunning! The material is great and it accentuates your waist perfectly. It's comfortable to wear and the pockets add a playful touch. The back of the dress is very feminine. My measurements are 34-25-37 and I am 5'6 1/2. I ordered the size 4.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 14, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this dress to a fashion show and was photographed! The fit extremely flattering and really accentuated my waist. The perfect LBD!
A
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 17, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress was a huge hit. It's so classic and I have a hard time imagining it would be un-flattering on anyone. It literally creates the hourglass shape for you by flaring out just above the hip. For that reason, if you are between sizes, you could probably go with the smaller size. It fits nicely on top and you have a little wiggle-room on the bottom because it does flare out. Also-It looks like it may be a little short in the picture but I am 5'10, wore a size 8 and it was perfectly appropriate. I could have gone with the 6 but it was not available. Overall- a beautiful dress. If I had a thousand bucks to spare, I would buy it!
caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 8, 2010

Overall fit: Small
First off: This dress is NOT AT ALL what it looks like in the pictures. The delicate "mesh" detail on the bottom is more like netting, akin to something one would use to fence chickens into their yard. It does not extend straight down the end of the dress either, but rather bends up and in and curls in strange ways. I was extremely disappointed. Also: Note that this is "wool FAILLE." The picture makes it appear a bit woolen, which is what I expected as I merely glanced over the product details. The dress bells out in the skirt MUCH more than in the picture, as well. Honestly, it made my hips look a bit deformed, like how the dresses of the 18th century French aristocracy overly accentuated the hips. I kept my hands in the pockets the entire night simply so the dress would lie normally (as it does in the picture). This dress also runs small, as I always (and I mean always) wear a size 6, and the 6 was huge on me. Luckily I ordered a 4 as well, which fit fine. It is not comfortable at all, as there is some type of itchy material beneath the skirt, just under the waist, that rubbed against my skin all night and made me go insane.I couldn't wait to get it off when I returned home. Overall, I was severely disappointed by this dress, to the point where I almost sent it back and ordered a new one. I've rented from this company many times before and have always had a wonderful experience, the dresses have been just amazing, and I would recommend them to a friend in a second. This dress is a complete anomaly in their otherwise fantastic stock.
S
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
Jan 6, 2011

Overall fit: Large
This dress was ok. The mesh at the bottom was wrinkled (probably due to shipping). Since I got it the day of my event, there was NO WAY I was going to be able to get it pressed or steamed in time. I ended up wearing it, but it wasn't very exciting. I think it is definitely for TALLER gals. The legnth was mid-calf for me which, in my opinion, killed the look. I also got a size 0 and still had plenty of room. The dress has a lot of potential, but I would recommend it only for taller girls. Definitely don't get a size up either.
Jenn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Jan 28, 2011

I wore this dress to a big photoshoot we did with Glamour magazine and when the issue came out, it was my favorite shoot yet! The dress is so ladylike but gives the traditional LBD a new spice. The photo above is a polaroid the photographer Brian gave me to commemorate the day!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Perfect for a leggy look (> 5'5").the mesh netting was awesome! very edgy but the nip at waist gave it super feminine feel. LOVED it and was stretchy!
Lanie
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Oct 13, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is gorgeous, and fits perfectly. The size 4 zipped right up, and flared nicely out like you see in the picture - the fabric is sturdy, so its not too much like a ballerina! I wore this to a charity event, and got a ton of compliments! Very fun to wear!
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127 lbs
Nov 16, 2011

Pictures that will last a lifetime!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I loved this dress! So flattering and fun. I only wish I had ordered a two because the the dress was a bit loose.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 12, 2012

This Dress is Magic.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for New Years Eve and I absolutely loved it. I have never felt so good wearing something in my life. The fit is extremely flattering and is true to its name by giving you the Perfect Hourglass shape. I have wider hips and it really accentuated my smaller waist. Initially I was nervous about the length as I am only 5'1" but it went to mid thigh which was perfect. It really broke my heart to send this dress back. You won't regret this rental!
Emily
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 2, 2012

Very Flattering, Elegant

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Size fit perfectly, I am petite and the size 2 worked great. I got many compliments on the dress, and I wore it with a very edgy, silver necklace to play off of the dress' futuristic vibes. The dress really does look just like the photo... it will nip in at the waist. very flattering. Conservative while still looking very sexy because of the shape it creates.
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 1, 2012

Best dress of all time

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Got compliments left and right. Felt like Audrey Hepburn. Goes perfect with Chanel.
Michelle Tree
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
May 29, 2012

Only my boyfriend saw me try it on. He said it was the perfect little black dress and "look no more"! I can't wait to order again.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
This dress is the perfect combination of feminine and lolita. The shape is incredible. I had to return the dress I received but can't wait to order it again & actually wear it out!
Eva
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 8, 2012

Beautiful.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is beautiful. The dress flatters any shape especially an hourglass shape;) Since it is black, it is a stylist's dream because it goes with just about any accessory and shoes. Loved it, except for the zipper that doesn't have a hook at the top so it occasionally zips down.
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 18, 2012

Fantastic Dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was amazing! It fit true to size and I got a ton of compliments on it.
mavgee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 13, 2012

Amazing Dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
this dress is amazing - great fit, hits about mid-thigh (my arms, when down, hit the bottom hem) & incredibly flattering. Fabric is strong enough to keep the shape and fit like a glove while not actually pinching anywhere.
menan22
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 12, 2012

Loved it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very comfortable and it fit perfectly!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

This dress with the styling (bib necklace) and fun tulle skirt was birthday bash perfection!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress was slightly large in the waist (I wish I had a size 2), but overall an amazing dress and so much fun!
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

Beautifully silhouette - perfect shape

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
SO BEAUTIFUL - Can't wait to rent again!! Perfect for those of us with small waists and larger bottoms as the skirt is very forgiving. I got SO many complements on this dress at the wedding and I plan to rent the same one for another wedding I have this winter. Truly a classic!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

Wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is perfect for a wedding! It fit great, I was comfortable all night and got tons of compliments.
Stacy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 25, 2012

The dress was HUGE. Super cute in theory, but just didn't work or look good for me this time around.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I usually wear a size 6/8 so ordered the six. It hung off me and felt like a good two sizes too big. I could see how if the dress fit right it would be adorable, but it felt as if the size had been mislabeled.
becca
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 28, 2013

TERRIBLE DRESS BUT GREAT COMPANY

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress for a winter formal and i ordered the 4 and 6 however rent the runway called and the 4 was not available so i only got the 6. when the 6 arrived it was definitely not a 6 it was huge! not only was it too big it just was not cute! the bottom mesh is plasticly and does not lay pretty. HOWEVER i called rent the runaway and they sent me a new dress that worked out wonderfully!
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 5, 2013

Gorgeous, simple, but a bit short.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress -- the hourglass shape is beautiful, as is the mesh hem that adds a little something different to an LBD. However, at 5'7" (not to mention long legged) it was border line too short, and I was definitely a little nervous every time I bent over!
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127 lbs
Apr 22, 2013

Cute LBD. Would wear hair up and high next time to elongate the look/puffy skirt!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Cute dress for a party. I am not sure it was the MOST flattering dress I have rented but if u are not large busted I think it would be adorable. Did not flatter my shape (hourglass and busty) as much as some other styles I have tried!
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