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This Rachel Roy little black dress designed with an asymmetrical hemline is a simple yet a sexy style to wear to your next social event! Shown here with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Drop Earrings and Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Ring for a pinch of glam.
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Black crepe (100% polyester). Cap sleeves. Asymmetric neckline. Straight skirt with mesh insert at waist. Asymmetric hem. 41” from shoulder to hem. Hidden side zipper. Imported.
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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 - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted – Fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted – stretchy material allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'7" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Nish
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 8534
Apr 7, 2014
The neckline of this dress added extra flare to the LBD. Rave reviews!
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress! Fit great overall. I'm top heavy so it was a close at the top. Totally forgot about the sheer panel. Not noticeable, for those conservatives, like me.
Diana
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 147 lbs
Canonical User Type: 8643
May 2, 2013
Very user friendly website, great price, great convenience. Will definitely do this again!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was undecided to get the 8 and 10 or the 10 and 12. The 10 was the best fit overall with just a little big of looseness around the waist and the shoulders (one shoulder slipped off on occasion). The sheer panel is not noticeable at all, but you do need to think about what undergarments you want to wear to avoid peekage through the panel. Got lots of compliments. Very classy, sleek look. The fit was tight through the abdomen, so I didn't need spanx, but it was very comfortable. The full body picture makes it look like it wasn't form fitting, but that's just the shadows from photography, it's very form fitting, but not in a bad way. The close up of the upper body shows how it lays on your body. The asymmetrical cut is very flattering. There is some gappage in the under arm area, where if you move your arm a certain way you can see the side of your bra, but again, just wear black and it's just a minor flash from time to time, no one noticed. The return was so easy, I couldn't believe it. Just slip both dresses in the bag and drop off at a UPS store or drop box.
Angela
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Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 171 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7543
Feb 20, 2013
Very stylish for a rehearsal dinner!
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved the cut of this dress! I normally wear a 10 or 12 depending on the designer and tend to have thicker thighs so I went with the 12 and it's a good thing I did. The skirt of the dress was form fitting but definitely not too tight - I could move easily. Because I went with the 12, the midsection was a little looser than needed but since the dress was solid black, it wasn't obvious. I did wear Spanx with it. The sheer part in the side wasn't very noticeable but the dress still looked and felt great! I would recommend this dress for a more stylish party!
Amy
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Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 7534
Jan 30, 2013
Classy!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is comfortable, sexy, and easy to wear. Felt great in it!
Brittany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4434
Dec 12, 2012
Modest but still sexy! Not your standard LBD
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to my husband's JAOBC Blues Reception and LOVED IT! The mesh panel is not nearly as noticeable in person as it is on the model. I was comfortable in it all night and received lots of compliments-- I definitely recommend it as it can be worn for many different occasions!
Stacey
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4523
Apr 4, 2014
I wore this dress to a black tie work related function. It was the perfect dress!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pros-Striking asymmetrical neck and hem line. The dress is effortless elegance. Cons-Recommend wearing some type of spanx for stomach area and heels for shorter gals. I never wear heels, but a newly purchased pair of 4" heels made the outfit so much better.
Jane
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147 lbs
Canonical User Type: 8633
Mar 30, 2014
looked fantastic, felt great!
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was perfect, wore with red shoes and red purse for an AM wedding, formal but not too much for this early in the day.
Risa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 7534
Mar 19, 2014
Classy and sophisticated LBD!
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I felt really comfortable and classy with a post-pregnancy body in this dress. I could easily wear it dressed up, but also wound up throwing on a dark denim jacket because it was chilly -- and it didn't look bad!
Heather
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Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6644
Feb 20, 2014
Classic yet original
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to work all day and got away with the sheer panel (not very noticeable but give it JUST enough edge), then to a formal cocktail affair in San Francisco. No wrinkles; it wore very well for some 10 hours total! The hemline is just gorgeous -- very unique. I wore my hair up & changed in to sparkly earrings to make it a bit more formal and it did the trick. A woman told me I was the best dressed person there... and this was a high society event. Would definitely recommend.
Kay
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5534
Feb 15, 2014
Classy, but nothing special
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I agree with a previous review - it was a classy dress, but it' really nothing special. Do not rent if you love the sheer cut out - it is barely noticeable. Very good quality and a nice shape, but not sexy at all - more like my church dresses. I recommend it for taller girls. Very tight around the rib cage, and tough to zip up. Overall, just a pretty dress, but a great experience. I am looking forward to renting my next one!
michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 8644
Feb 4, 2014
A little edgy
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The cutout with the asymmetrical neck and hemline make this a cool LBD. My hip to waist ratio is practically obscene, so fit is always a concern, but it wasn't an issue in this dress.
Vicki
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Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7634
Jan 8, 2014
My back up plan almost stole the show
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I selected this dress as a back up and absolutely loved it. I decided to wear my first choice over this one only because I wanted a bit more glam which I got with my first choice. This dress fit perfectly, I am full figured and busty. The dress was slimming and had a lovely ease to it. I can see it working well for most body types. The asymmetrical neckline was lovely.
lovinmama
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6633
Dec 22, 2013
Perfect for the office party, but watch out for the zipper!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
My first choice of dress was out to order for my office party so I got this one instead. What was great for me was the angular nature of the neckline and skirt which had a great way of distracting your eye and hiding the imperfections. The mesh part was opaque, not sheer so it was conservative enough to wear to an office even. I would have worn an 8 but the rib cage (not bust) was a bit on the tight side, (kids!) so wore the 10 instead. Watch out for the zipper, its sticky and good foundation garmets are a must. I used the Commando high-waist brief which was perfect. Definitely would wear this one again.
Cara
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6634
Dec 3, 2013
Being the most elegantly dressed lady in the room.
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love this dress! The fabric is very nice- with some weight to it. The dress drapes beautifully. The mesh panel at the waist as a bit of sexy but isn't too flashy. The asymmetrical neckline and hem line give the dress a modern twist. I would definitely rent this dress again. I wore it to a tasting dinner at a restaurant owned by a celeb chef. I was invited as VIP media and the dress definitely conveyed the VIP part. I opted for the size 10 because of my bust size. The fabric has a bit of give to it so the dress fit fine everywhere else- meaning going up a size due to bust size doesn't compromise fit elsewhere.
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7643
Dec 2, 2013
Classy
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Not really for pear shapes. I had to go up a size & pad my bra. It is perfect for tall women.
Carol
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7634
Nov 12, 2013
Snug in the hips
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Gorgeous dress, but was too snug across the hips.
Ahlia
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3533
Oct 28, 2013
Clean, flattering fit. Enough unusual asymmetrical lines to be an eye catcher.
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
All pros. Fit snug around waist which was flattering. Enough room in the sleeve and bust area to allow free movement.
mrs
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157 lbs
Canonical User Type: 8624
Jul 29, 2013
Absolutely perfect!
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a black-tie wedding on a summer Saturday evening. I loved the way I felt, and it was very easy to dance in this dress. It has enough detailing -- the asymmetrial top, the mesh in the middle, the slit on the bottom -- to make it more just a basic little black dress. I added some earrings and a necklace to dress it up for the wedding. It also skimmed me in all the right places, and I found it to be very flattering. A very classic and versatile dress.
Mary Alice
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Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6533
Jun 29, 2013
Absolutely stunning - classy and refined.
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this for a black-tie work event. The dress was very tight, but it looked fantastic and I could still move around in it. Got tons of compliments. The mesh side panel is not very noticeable and the length was perfect, right at the knees on me (5'5"). I would say the top portion was the best part of the dress. It's an incredible neckline without being revealing.
laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5631
Apr 29, 2013
Classy, but nothing special
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Unless you are standing within 10 feet of this dress, it really only look like a standard little black dress. The cut out mesh is barely noticible. I'm 5'7" and 135, the 8 fit perfectly.
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6633
Apr 26, 2013
The dress is very flattering. I received a lot of compliments. Nice quality.
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The asymmetrical cut works well. It was a little hard to zip, but fine once on. The sheer panel is not very sheer, so this was fine for a work event.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7534
Apr 8, 2013
Wore this for my anniversary date.
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Very flattering cut, the upper waist/rib cage area was a bit tight and the mesh part sort of folded up when I was seated but not noticeable since it is so dark. Just remember there is mesh there if you are going to wear any slips/spanx, black or beige is not noticeable but you would see any other color.
danielle
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5523
Mar 24, 2013
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Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
the dress would not close over my chest. the larger size was overall too big and long.
NA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7533
Mar 15, 2013
Asymmetrical cut was a nice twist on this black dress
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Lovely dress. The fit was great. I was in between sizes. The 8 fit nicely but was a bit snug by the zipper area so I went with the size 10 which allowed me a bit of wiggle room. I just wish that the dress was a bit shorter maybe up to the knee. I am 5'5" and the dress hit mid leg. The asymmetrical cut detailing was nice on a rather plain black dress. I can't wait to rent from Rent The Runway again for my next event!
Suzanne
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4634
Mar 5, 2013
Due to UPS error, I was not able to wear this dress.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered both a 4 and 6 for this dress. Unfortunately, UPS lost the package and RTR only had a 4 in stock. I received the dress in time for the event but it was too small in the bust. The size 6 probably would have fit me, which at the time, was probably true to size. I do rate RTR customer service '5 stars', though! They did their absolute best to get me the dress on time and were also timely in refunding me for the whole purchase when I contacted them about the replacement dress not fitting. I will definitely try RTR again!
Terry
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7632
Feb 24, 2013
I did not wear either the 10 or 12, I usually wear petitie dresses and the dress did not fit right.
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Too long from neckline to waist for me.
Laura
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5644
Feb 10, 2013
Awesome!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great dress, looks exactly like the picture, although the sheer panel was barely noticeable which was fine with me. I am a first-time renter and I am very pleased with the quality of the dresses-there was not a spot or a snag on any of them; all had dry-cleaning tags on them. If you've never rented before take a chance-you won't be sorry! I got tons of compliments on this dress.
Arielle
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6441
Feb 6, 2013
So many compliments on this dress! I felt pretty but also professional and confident.
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It's conservative enough to wear to a work function (which I did), but the details are flirty enough that you don't feel like you're constricted like you so often are in a boxy shift. The only problem I had with it was that the pencil-like skirt was slightly restrictive when it came to getting into or out of a car.
Irina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3633
Jan 25, 2013
Great for a professional reception!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The size 2 although it fit me it was somewhat tight. The size 4 fit nice below the waist, and was somewhat loose at the top, but it still looked nice. Sorry no photo.
Tamara
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 8444
Jan 14, 2013
Perfect Fit. Husband loved it.
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this my backup dress, but the fit was so perfect I couldn't not wear it. Very flattering, great thick material. Very comfortable. Great for a tall girl - the asymetrical slit on the bottom is very fun and flattering. I wish I had taken more pictures!
A
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6433
Dec 12, 2012
The dress!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was really great. It looked awesome and fit well. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this dress again. If you are considering renting from this website, stop considering and do it! It's been a flawless experience for me. They are quick to ship, easy to return and helpful to deal with.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Canonical User Type: 6433
Dec 6, 2012
It's a nice dress, but not "bump friendly".
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved the neckline and wore this to a formal dinner. It went over well with everyone there, but I was hoping it would be a little more "bump friendly". I think it was put into this category because it is black. Also, the black slit thing is mesh, so it hardly shows any skin color at all. But overall, I got a lot of compliments so I was satisfied.
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