Rachel Zoe

Black Lace Paneled Gown

$70 – $90 rental?
$550 retail
Stylist Notes

This lace detailed Rachel Zoe gown is feminine and sleek. Keep it simple with black strappy sandals.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for 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 with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black lace (100% Polyester). Cap sleeves. High neckline. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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49 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(20)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 24, 2017
soft, lacy, slightly too short
I liked the lace details in the top of this dress, the skirt was more of a jersey material, which was not exactly what I expected. I liked this dress overall for the comfort and classic look, but I didn't end up wearing it because it was about 3 inches too short on me with my shoes. I also have a long torso, and the waistline hit me too high, which was unflattering. Overall, the dress is beautiful and I think if there was a tall option or if you are shorter than me, this would be a great option!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 5, 2016
A definite statement dress
Loved this dress and got a ton of compliments. There is absolutely no stretch in this dress though. I'm normally a 6 or 8 in dresses and I probably could have used the 8. Also I'm only 5'4 and it hit the floor with flats. So if you are tall it could be an issue. The lace top is so pretty! I wore it to work but you could easily dress this up to wear to a wedding or party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 9, 2016
The Long is well, long!
The fit was great! And it has pockets!! The site suggested to get long if you're over 5'6 so I did since I'm 5'8 and this dress was dragging on the floor baaaad. Even in the wedges it was still uncomfortable to walk around in. But the dress looked so good on I didn't even care too much. I like how it didn't stretch out in the waist after sitting down. The collar was cute too.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 16, 2016
Hollywood Glam!
I absolutely loved this dress! I had originally ordered another dress but when I picked it up the other dress was too big. I randomly picked this off the rack to try on. It was perfect for a wedding. I received so many compliments all night. It is my favorite rental thus far!!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 25, 2016
so many compliments
Fit nicely. It's a very comfortable dress to wear. I got the long, since other reviewers had mentioned it being on the short side. I wore 4 inch heels, so I was ok, but I don't think the long was necessary. But I received near constant compliments all night long on this dress!
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
September 27, 2016
Beautiful dress!
I loved, loved, loved this dress for a black tie optional wedding. The fit was perfect, note that there is no give in the lace. The dress was shorter than I expected, but it worked well in me at 5'5' with short heels! Best dress I have ever rented!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 29, 2016
Really great dress - fit perfectly- and COMFORTABLE!
Absolutely loved this dress- so much that I considered buying it for future use! Fit true to size- I wear a 2 in other formals (5'4" / 120 lbs) and this was a perfect fit with the exception of it being about an inch too long. I wore with super high heels and managed it with no problem. The very best part was the fact that it was so comfortable and no special undergarments were necessary! The bodice was fitted but not uncomfortably so. The full skirt was breezy and flattering. And did I mention the pockets? Tons of compliments at the formal event we went to.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 2, 2016
THE DRESS for a formal wedding !!! LOVE !!!
Look no further- this is THE DRESS! I want to keep it. It was so comfortable and elegant- I felt like a million bucks and received so many compliments at the formal wedding I attended at the City Club in Raleigh, NC. so glad I picked this long dress for this event instead of my backup choice (a short black cocktail dress). This was my first time trying RTR and everything worked out perfectly (did a 4 day rental arriving on Thursday for the Saturday wedding & return on Sunday). Details of the dress: black beautiful lace neck (soft, not scratchy) and the maxi skirt has 2 layers of light-weight silky type material with POCKETS (love pockets, holds my phone). The dress was great for dancing and very flattering on. I am 5’6”, 120 lbs and slim/athletic build with a flat chest. I normally wear a size 2, 4 or 6 depending on the dressy, but based on previous revised the dress zips up the side and has no stretch to it, so I ordered the 4 and the 6. The 4 zipped up snuggly but the 6 was a little bit too big but if you had a bigger chest the size 6 would be better. I ordered the regular length (not the Long) and wore black ankle strap peep toe flats and the length of the dress was perfect - just brushed the ground so my shoes were not visible – I could have wore heels and the length would have been Ok. I wore a regular strapless bra and did not show thorough the lace back. The back has two gold buttons – one at the neck and one mid-back. In summary: rent this dress & you will not be disappointed!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 36
October 4, 2016
Perfect dress.
The dress was great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 5, 2016
Wedding in Vermont
This dress was super comfortable and flattering. It even has pockets. My only complaint is that I ordered a 6L and I still had to wear flats. It was too short for heels and I'm 5'9"
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
October 12, 2016
This dress is so beautiful, I received so many compliments. I absolutely loved the fit and style.
I really loved this dress, I typically wear a size 6 but ended up getting the 4 as a back up after reading several reviews and ended up wearing that size so THANKS EVERYONE. Everything about this dress is beautiful.
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 17, 2016
Classic with flair
I wore this dress to a formal wedding. Ordered the 2L and 4L. I didn't think there was a lot of difference in the sizes. I chose to wear the 2L mainly for the length. I saw mixed reviews on length and really didn't want it to be too short. I probably could have gotten away with regular length because my heels were 3 inches and the dress still was on the floor. After hours in the dress, the 4 might have been a little more comfortable. The waist got tight as the night wore on and dinner came. The dress zips up the side and there is no give. Overall, I was really happy with the dress and the process was a breeze.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 23, 2016
Loved the high neck
I'm 5'7", 150 pounds and wore the 10R. I wore a 2" heel and it fit perfectly. If I wanted to wear a higher heel, I would of needed a long. There is absolutely no give in this dress. It also wrinkled very easily but came out as you moved.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
October 24, 2016
Looks better in person
I wore this for a fall wedding in Minnesota. It was super comfortable (love the pockets!) and very unique. I received many compliments! Be sure to wear your hair up so everyone can admire the awesome lace neckline.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 3, 2016
I loved this dress! So many compliments. The fabric was sturdy and it fit well.
I loved the lace details and that I didn't have to worry about hiding bra straps or anything else. I ordered a 10L and it was still skimming the floor even in 3inch heels and I am 5'9". I only stepped on it a few times. This dress made me feel like a million bucks!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 3, 2016
This was a classic, no fuss, romantic, dress perfect for my brother's outdoor evening wedding.
The fit was almost perfect but I did need to go down a size (not available). I am very petite, especially my upper body, very small breasted and could have been a little more fitted on the top. It was comfortable, flowy, romantic, vintage-ish, yet, I wished the lace around the neckline wouldn't have laid flat on some parts of my neck. Still, when I walked into the ceremony, all eyes were on me (not good to get all the attention at a wedding), yet, compliments galore all night; easy to dance in. The top part of the dress has no stretch which is perfect for me but not so much for other women with bigger busts, etc. I wore some small dangle, vintage diamond earrings, had my hair up, and my diamond, vintage look wedding ring - simple and understated making the dress the star of the night; less is more. I wore 4 inch pointy heels which were mostly patent and small accents of velvet on the shoe, modern present shoes with a little vintage twist. Barely the points of the shoes peeked a boo slightly, which is ok with me but some might feel the dress is too long for them. Only thing was that the dress was extremely wrinkled and I began to panic a little. I hung it out and it unwrinkled some but not fully. I was afraid to dry clean it, or steam it or do anything to it (did suggest to customer service to add instructions for these scenarios) to not ruin the dress... Overall, was thrilled with the dress and would definitely rent it again without hesitation. thank you, Rent The Runway for making these items available to us, for making our special occasions VERY special and helping us create wonderful and beautiful memories!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 3, 2016
I wore this dress to a fundraising gala.
Beautiful dress. I received more compliments than I could count. Flattering in every aspect. However, it does run small through the chest, that is why I wore the 10 instead of the 8.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2016
I felt like a celebrity in this dress!
I loved the way it fit... it was actually comfortable and fit me like a glove! If I had done it perfectly, I wish I ordered the size up instead of the size down truly just because it was tight to me in the ribcage area. But luckily, it zipped up nicely and I received a ton of compliments throughout the evening! I wore strappy heels with it and the length was just fine for my 5'7" height.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 12, 2016
Perfect, classy and well fitting dress for dancing the night away at a wedding!
Dress was so stylish and classic for a black tie wedding. I loved how snug it fit and the shape was great for pear shaped bodies. I would definitely rent this dress again. It definitely runs a little tight around the ribcage FYI.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 20, 2016
Gorgeous!
This dress was perfect for a fall afternoon. It fit perfect, was extremely comfortable, and I got compliments all night on how pretty my dress was.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
November 22, 2016
Romantic and comfortable!
I wore this to a wedding and received compliments all night long! The lace is so pretty and the bottom was so comfortable. I ate all night and didn't have to worry about sucking my food baby in! The only con if there was one was the length. I usually wear tall heels but had to wear flats with this dress. I'm 5'10" so most people won't have that problem. Loved this dress so much!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 29, 2016
This dress was a DREAM! It fit beautifully and I received so many compliments.
Pros: The lace is amazing, the waist hits just right, and it is super comfortable for dancing. Cons: The neck was a little wobbly so it didn't stand up very straight, there are pockets which are cute but add some fabric to the hips, and it was a bit short. I would wear it a million more times if I could though, It was incredible.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 2, 2016
Great dress! Very comfortable and stylish.
I reserved the 2R and 4R and went with the 4R for the additional length. It was extremely comfortable and quite elegant. Because of the high neckline you don't need to worry about a necklace or giant earrings. The dress speaks for itself. I would buy this dress and will rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 12, 2016
Elegant lace, simple and chic, and perfect for a formal event.
I ordered a Long length and it was perfect for me with heels on. I did size up to a 4L when it arrived because the dress runs a bit small by the rib cage area. (Zipper) the fabric is lightweight and the fun surprise is in the unexpected pockets! I love pockets in a dress!! Overall a great rental. I received multiple compliments and danced the night away.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 135lbs
December 14, 2016
Loved the pockets!
I wore this dress for an Army ball...I loved it. The dress was very comfortable. I received lots of compliments. I wore a black strapless bra with the dress and it worked out great.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 17, 2016
Loved the unique high lace collar!
Fit true to size. I needed the length as I'm 5'11. All the ladies were jealous of ny pockets - kept my phone in it all night!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 25
December 23, 2016
Elegant and beautiful trim!
Rented this dress for a company holiday party, and this dress was to die for. It's modest, yet so elegant at the same time and I received a lot of compliments! I paired this dress with a dark maroon lipstick and curled my hair and it made me feel like a 1950s actress! I'm 5'6" and I decided to wear flats the night of the party (I'm not a big fan of wearing heels.), and it did drag on the floor a little but I think it gave it a more flowy charm to it. Plus, I didn't mind gathering the skirt a bit when walking/dancing throughout the night. The length would be perfect for someone who is taller or someone who is going to pair this dress with some heels. Also, if you're busty, this dress might not work since the largest size was a 12 (which I normally wear), I barely made it into the dress. Fortunately, a little chest binding did the trick. Overall, this dress was absolutely stunning and I wish I could buy this dress!!!
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
January 3, 2017
Absolutely in love with this dress! It fit like a glove and even had pockets!
I am 5'5" and I am so glad I picked the long. I wore heels and the length was perfect. I ordered both the 2L and 4L. Both fit but the 4 was a little more comfortable at the lace section since there was no stretch. Overall incredible dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
January 5, 2017
Black Tie Fun!
Loved this dress! I wore this to a friends black tie wedding and received compliments all night long. The high neck is flattering and comfortable, but I did have to wear my highest heels for the length to work.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 5, 2017
SO comfy
The gown was so beautiful. Super comfy. Love the pockets! Does run small in the ribs so I would size up. I wish I would have gotten a long though as my heels were very high and I wanted it to somewhat hit the ground. Overall, great dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
January 12, 2017
The dress was beautiful, and comfortable!
I had a little trouble with the zipper, and so opted for the larger size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95lbs
January 17, 2017
Gorgeous and simple
The most comfortable gown you will ever wear. The top lace details puts an elegant twist on a black gown. While the bottom is light and glides with you're ever move. Best of all pockets!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
January 22, 2017
Love the lace detailing!!!
I choose the 2R, but I'm always a 0. The 0R was unavailable since this was a last minute option. My first option was too big and they overnighted this one to me. I am 5'3 and 103lbs and it was a little long (had to hold it to walk). I didn't mind that too much because it was such a gorgeous dress!! I thought it might look a little gothic for a Christmas gala, but it was perfect! Some said it was tight in the ribcage, but that wasn't an issue for me.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
February 6, 2017
Looks better on and very comfortable!
The lace top has no stretch to it so get your true bust size when ordering. I received many compliments and the dress is very comfortable, but over all I thought it was just okay; I didn't feel as "polished" as I was hoping to in this dress. I wore this to a black tie wedding, but it could be used for any formal event. The only cons: pockets which add size to your hips and the hem line and edges of the lace fabric were obvious that this dress had been rented several times with a little wear to those areas.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
February 8, 2017
Beautiful, elegant, black lace!
I absolutely loved this dress!!! I cannot believe how well it fit and how comfortable it was. It was gorgeous in person, and the lace top made it a touch sexy. I wore the 8R and could only wear kitten heels due to the length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 19, 2017
4R way too short
I'm 5'6" so I wouldn't describe myself as "tall" so I tried to used others reviews to figure out size/length. This dress was seriously 4" off the floor with no shoes on. Thankfully I was able to get a replacement dress!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 21, 2017
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE DRESS!
I cannot say enough amazing things about this this gown. It fit perfect, very true to size, just like other reviews had recommended I order a long since I am about 5' 7" and I wore 4.25" heels with the dress, and the dress was the perfect length. The dress was perfect for a black tie occasion. I received so many compliments and felt incredible. The dress was super comfortable and flowey in the bottom, allowing me to dance, move, bend over, and use the restroom easily. This dress also had pockets which was such a great extra detail to the dress. I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 1, 2017
This dress was amazing!!
I absolutely LOVED this dress!! I received a lot of very nice compliments all night long. The dress runs a little small. I wear a size 4 but the 6 fit great. It was comfortable and even had pockets. I'm normally leery of pockets because it can make you look bigger...thankfully it didn't. The only thing I wish I would have done would be to rent the longer dress. The regular was just barely too short. I would rent this dress again in long!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 5, 2017
Gorgeous dress! I got so many compliments! Elegant and classy!
Fit beautifully. I'm 5'2" and the length on the dress was perfect with 4" heels. The lace details on the neck are perfect. I did size up to the 2 because I had difficulty with the sipper on the 0. I normally wear a 0.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 9, 2017
Pretty dress.
Good fit, not the best quality. Lace should've been in better condition in my opinion.
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