Bold Choice Gown

$80 rental
$660 retail

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Stylist Notes

This gown by Raoul is as glamorous as it is sexy. The long slit bares just enough skin to leave everyone wanting more! Shown with Dannijo’s Odessa Feather Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, 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 up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black Silk Mikado (52% Silk 48% Wool Shantung). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Straight Skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.

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28 reviews
Fit
Large5
True to Size13
Small5
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
January 18, 2016
Customer service was great and my husband and I had a wonderful time getting fancy!
This dress was elegant and classy without being over the top and I felt comfortable and beautiful the whole night! I have larger hips so I sized up. The bodice on the size 6 fit perfectly but the fit was too tight around the hips and butt so I sized up and it still looked great and showed off my shape. The fabric is comfortable. I wore about 3.5" heels and the length of the dress was perfect, which I was slightly worried about. The dress was comfortable, and based on other's reviews I put glide under my arms so the sequin details wouldn't rub my skin.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
November 30, 2015
Worn to work a black tie gala.
I rented a 6L and 8, anticipating I'd need the long -- if you are above 5"7 definitely get the long, you'll need it. The cut of the 6L and 8 were totally different, the 6L was a little snug on my hips but the 8 was giant, I'm not sure if I just got two differently worn/stretched from wear dresses or if there really is that big a size difference. I typically wear a 4-6 but in this case I doubt I could have squeezed into a 4, I'd recommend ordering up a size. Dress overall was comfortable to wear, I wore to a work event, but like the other reviews I read say, there isn't any give in the material.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
November 16, 2015
Felt very elegant, but the dress wasn't forgiving in the hips
This dress was my 4th choice because nothing else was available since I waited a bit too long to reserve. I thought the dress was elegant, but I wouldn't rent it again. I have big hips/booty and the dress was too tight through there. As a result it bunched in the waist. I would not recommend this dress if you have a pear or hourglass shape. The dress was also a bit silky so it keep twisting around as it moved over my spanks. The sequins are pretty but they rubbed on my arms and left some chafe marks. The length was perfect. I wore with flats without issue. I'm sure this dress is perfect for others, but just wasn't for me. I cannot wait to order from RTR again. That process was smooth and easy.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
October 12, 2015
Loved it!
I'm usually a 6, but after reading reviews, say this runs a bit small. I ordered the 8, and it fit perfectly! I received so many compliments on this dress. Classy and elegant. Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
September 4, 2015
Dress was comfortable and simply elegant
I ended up with the 2R even though I usually wear 4R and it was a perfect fit. Dress was simple, yet elegant with just the right amount of sex appeal in the front slit.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
August 29, 2015
I wore this dress to a ball. I was very classy & comfortable as well.
It fits true to its size. Received lots of compliments
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 142lbs
July 21, 2015
Not Ideal for an Hourglass Figure
This dress is a nice upgrade to a basic black dress, but unfortunately it's better suited for straight shapes. If you're like me and have an hourglass figure (larger chest, small waist, and wider hips), this dress will not flatter you. The dress just looked boxy and did not accentuate my figure at all. To be fair, this was a last minute order and most of the dresses I would have preferred were already rented.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
June 11, 2015
Back-up, didn't wear
This dress was a stylist pick after my back-up option was unavailable. As others have commented, this dress runs very long. At 5'7" with 3.5" heels, the dress was an inch too long. The dress is quite fitted through the waist and hips so this isn't a good choice for someone with a long torso. Given the option, I would have tried the 2R.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
May 26, 2015
Simple, gorgeous dress
This dress was perfect for a black-tie dinner that I had for work. The coverage was appropriate and the slit in front didn't go up too high. It is a little long - I am 5'2" and wore 4 1/2 inch heels and the dress was to the floor and almost dragging. I got both the 8 and 10 and while they both fit, I went with the 10 for a little more room and ease of getting the zipper up myself.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Weight: 124lbs
April 26, 2015
Pretty but not as special as others I have rented
This dress was pretty, but I have rented better ones in the past. It mostly fit well, except the bust was too tight. I liked the slit, and the flow of the gown. I liked how it looked but probably wouldn't rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
March 29, 2015
I received tons of compliments. This dress is very flattering the after baby me.
Loved the dress. Was very flattering. I did not feel under or overly dressed and the dress looked of great quality. Was a bit snug around my bust. If you are full busted, this might not be the dress for you.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 27, 2015
Good but not great.
It does bunch up around the middle as another reviewer had mentioned. Overall it is fine but nothing great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 8, 2015
Gorgeous dress, just very long.
I loved this but ended up not wearing to event bc it was very long and would have required me to wear very high heels all night that wear not conducive to dancing.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
January 21, 2015
simple and elegant. great for any age.
a very straight fit- the slit was just the right amount of sex appeal to an otherwise modest gown- which I loved.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
December 21, 2014
This dress was my backup. I didn't wear it. I felt like the material was cheap.
I did not end up wearing this dress. I didn't think the material was formal enough for my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 12, 2014
Pretty but Slim Fitting
I chose not to wear this one because it is not as comfortable as my other choice. It doesn't have any stretch. I am slender but have a big butt so that is not my favorite style for comfort. Besides that is was very pretty.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
November 10, 2014
It is so beautiful in person! I loved the material.
I loved it, but I ordered a 14L and it was too tight across the chest. Fit great everywhere else and was long enough. I was so bummed I couldn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 23, 2014
I didn't wear this for my event
this dress is a true 6 and was too small for me. it also is incredibly long. 5'8" and 4" heels and it would have still been too long. the fabric and is high quality - the sequins are a bit cheesy given the otherwise sophisticated styling.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 17, 2014
Gorgeous dress
I rented this dress for a ball. I kind of threw it into my cart last second when I realized I got a discount on a second dress. Thank goodness I did because both sizes of the other dress I picked were too small. This dress runs true to size, and it's gorgeous. The top is glitzy, but I loved that I was covered up. I work for a public official, so I always try to dress somewhat modestly. I got tons of compliments on it. My only comment would be that if you're tall like I am (or taller), you may want to go with a long size if you want to wear heels. I wore flats with the regular length and it was just right.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
July 30, 2014
Elegant with a twist
Loved this gown! The wool blend gives it a substantiality lacking from many other dresses, while the sequin detailing and split make it just fun enough. Adored it overall. I will note that it is a bit tight, especially in the bust, and that the sequins irritated my arms by the end of the evening. Other than those minor issues, it was fantastic!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 179lbs
July 21, 2014
Amazing Event, Needed an Amazing Dress!
The dress was really formal, elegant, and brought in just enough sexy! It was for my Bishops 30th Anniversay and it needed to be classy but still beatiful. The dress nailed it. Showing just the right amount of skin! Dress was comfortable and since I am a 38DDD I had to go up a size to accomodate. Overall GORGEOUS! Thanks RENT THE RUNWAY!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 22, 2014
i wore this to prom and it was such a beautiful and sophisticated dress. I would definitely recommed
I'm 5'3" and wore 4 1/2" heels and the gown was still over an inch long on me, but some removable hem tape did the trick. This material was super easy with that. Other than that it fit like a glova
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 14, 2014
Looks frumpy in person
I thought it was very frumpy looking in person. It runs large too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
May 12, 2014
Runs Large
I didn't end up wearing this dress (I ordered it as a back-up), but since there aren't many reviews, I wanted to share my feedback. It is a great black dress, but nothing special and not quite as structured as I thought it would be. Looks lovely on and the slit helps spice it up a bit, but the fit is definitely large. I'm usually never smaller than a 2, and the 2 was too big at my waist, where it needed to cinch in. I'd recommend going down at least one size, and renting if you're looking for a solid black dress that isn't overly fussy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 2, 2014
So pretty and slimming!
Love this gown! Fitted through the bodice and hips, and a nice slit that kicks out when you walk.. Very regal. Love the sequins and the material of this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 30, 2014
Too tight and the fabric was not movable at all. Just uncomfortable
Too long, hugs in the hips, not flattering
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 29, 2014
Such a classically beautiful dress.
This dress is so lovely. It falls in all the right places, and looks very sophisticated. I ordered this dress when it didn't have any reviews, so I called RTR to figure out the fit details. Since the dress is a silk-wool blend, they suggested ordering up for the backup size given that it doesn't stretch. They also suggested getting long versions. I ordered a 2L and a 4L, but for my height, both were WAY TOO LONG! I'm 5'6, wore 4.5 inch heels, and still had to use hem tape to take 4 inches off the bottom. So unless you're close to six feet tall, I'd suggest getting the regular length. Also- it runs large. I wore the 2, which was alright, but I really should have worn a 0. Otherwise, it's a comfortable, elegant, and beautiful dress. A night to remember!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
April 13, 2014
This was so easy! Couldn't have gone any smoother!
I was a little nervous to pick this dress because there weren't any other pictures or reviews to base my decision on. But I rolled the dice and went with a size 4 and a size 6. The 4 was the perfect length and fit. It maybe doesn't photograph well, but in person, it's amazing. It's a classy, timeless dress but the sequins give it a little bit of an edge. I'll definitely use Rent the Runway in the future!
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