Rebecca Taylor

Black Drawstring Relax Dress

$205 retail

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Stylist Notes

Relaxed with a drawstring waist, this little black dress by Rebecca Taylor is a staple. We love it with sandals.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black silk crepe de chine (100% Silk). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Partially lined. 37” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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29 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(7)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 7, 2016
Cute for Everyday

This dress was very cute and easy to wear. My only issue with it was the material was easily wrinkled. I used a steamer before I wore it out, but I usually prefer informal dresses to be more flowy, while this material was a bit more formal looking than I expected. While that was a minus for me wearing it out on a weekend, I think it would be a perfect summer work dress that could be worn to a happy hour later on!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 18, 2016
Great everyday dress

Perfect casual everyday dress. Loose fit, so flexible sizing. Comfortable, cool and stylish.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 1, 2016
Comfy cute dress!

This dress is ver comfortable to wear. Love the pockets. I had compliments from teenagers and their mothers. So fashionable at all ages! Wore out on a Friday night and wearing again to work!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
August 9, 2016
Relaxed yet chic

This dress was so great. It is stylish yet super comfortable. The sleeve detail gives it a little something special.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 21, 2016
Great airy dress

Wore it during the day and during the night. Very simple dress that's very easy to accessorize, comfortable to wear, true to size, it has some room, like a maxi dress, that makes it even more comfortable. Great for hot summer days.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 13, 2017
Great vacation cover up

I wore this on vacation to Miami and wished I could have purchased after. The fit was flattering and the material was so comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 25, 2017
I liked this dress

Runs a little big. Forgiving. Comfortable. I liked it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 121lbs
May 25, 2018
So comfortable!

Great dress- can be dressed up or down. I wore this to the theater with my family, and it was great for wrangling my kids. It came to my knees, but I'm short at 5 foot one. Great dress for the weekend too, with flip-flops or flat sandals for running errands.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 12, 2016
Dressier than it looked in the pictures

From the pictures, I was expecting this to be a cotton sun dress. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived and it was a nicer material, a bit dressier than it appeared in the photos. Unfortunately, I sized down and still felt like it was too large, even with the drawstring at the waist it just didn't fit right.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 13, 2016
Wore it to a baseball game and knocked it out of the park!

This dress is made from lovely material, is comfortable, and drapes well. It's beautiful for a casual outing, though I think if your office is less dressy you could get away with it at work too. My only problem was that it runs BIG. I'm a true 6 (though these days, that is pretty meaningless), and wore a 4 which was still too big. Maybe I just wanted a smaller waist than intended so the problem might be me and not the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
June 17, 2016
Stylist Review!

Perfect for comfy everyday wear! Can be married with a statement necklace or belted to make for a great daytime outfit. We would definitely recommend sizing down because this casual LBD does run large. The stretchy breathable crepe material and non-fitted nature of this dress (with pockets, may we happily exclaim) makes it a comfortable addition to your next brunch date!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
July 6, 2016
Fun casual summer dress

Definitely runs large, even the size 2 was slightly big on me, and I normally am a 4. The material is nice and flowy and doesn't wrinkle too much. Length is a little long on petite gals, comes down past the knee, but if you tie the waist tighter you can bring up above the knee.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
August 2, 2016
Perfect for Date Night

This dress was perfect! I had wanted something I would be conformable in to go see a Broadway play with my girlfriends, and this dress was great! It was very flattering on me, I just had a baby not to long ago and still have the pouch, and this dress made me feel pretty again! It does run a little on the larger size, I have been in a size 14 post baby and I rented a 10 after reading the reviews and it fit perfect for me, but I don't think you are supposed to really "tighten" the strings on it, I think the dress is meant to be a little lose. I would totally rent this again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 10, 2016
Great black dress that can be dressed up or down.

I rented this to wear everyday and did wear it a few times before returning it. The drawstring, over sized pockets, and cap sleeve were very flattering. I do felt it was a tiny bit big, so would suggest sizing down. Without a black bra/ tank, the arm holes would show a bit too much for my liking.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 10, 2016
Although the fit was a little large, it still worked great the office.

Although the fit was a little large, it still worked great the office.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 7, 2016
Can be dressed up or down!

I rented this for a beach getaway and found that it's very versatile. It works as both a beach coverup as well as dressed up for a brunch. I also wore it with leggings once the temp dropped. The top was loose-fitting but the bottom half fit my curves well so I couldn't have sized down. I liked the flowy look of it anyway. Plus the drawstring waist really helped adjust the fit. And it has pockets! I'd rent this again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
February 7, 2017
Great dress! Stock photo does not do it justice

I love this dress and am even considering buying it! The material is soft and the dress is extremely comfortable. The fit is extremely flattering and helps to minimize my chest (something that is terribly hard for me to find these days. Wore this dress to work with flats and to dinner with heals, the fabric makes it very versatile!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
November 17, 2016
Nice everyday dress

This dress runs very large, size down. I typically wear a 4 or 6, and the two was still baggy on me. This is such a pretty dress and was so comfortable to wear on a hot day. I like the drawstring because it allowed me to cinch in at my waste. The sleeves are very pretty and have a little detail that is hard to see in the picture. I received compliments from two female co-workers the day I wore this to work. I'd definitely wear this again in the same size. **Note** This was the second time I ordered this dress and opted for the size 2 based off my previous review (it was very large). However, it did not fit the same as the last dress I received and was too tight on the bottom for me to wear. Based off the most recent dress that I received, I would say it's true to size and would have went with a 4 or 6.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
August 30, 2017
0

high waisted, not very flattering

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 125lbs
September 6, 2017
relaxed and comfy.

It was a little larger through the hips than expected, but otherwise a nice casual dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
September 23, 2017
Love it, runs large

Rented for an outdoor party, runs large but overall super cute for fall parties!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 18, 2018
No event in particular

This ran large, and the fabric was different from what I imagined it would be. It's definitely not cotton, and had a very slight scratchiness to it that I didn't love. Wouldn't recommend renting this one, and would return but for the fact that I rented it for a vacation I'll be taking off for in 2 days (i.e., not enough time to get a replacement).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 15, 2016
Not flattering at all! I couldn't wear it- It looked like a balloon on.

Really liked this for everyday wear. It was loose and comfy, but cute enough to go out to a happy hour.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 9, 2016
I think I will buy this fantastic LBD.

Its true that it may fit slightly larger, but I think this is also the style of the dress. I wore my usual 4. The cutout details on the sleeve and neckline add a nice touch. The material is incredibly comfy. The dress came a little wrinkled, so I had to take care of that, but I am still considering buying this one because it is so versatile.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 14, 2016
Relaxed, cute dress

Super cute everyday dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 15, 2017
Comfortable - Not Quite My Style

I like the feel of the fabric, and the dress was very comfortable. I did not, however, feel like it fit my body well. I'm short, curvy, and the waist tie hit me at an awkward spot so I looked rather bust-heavy. But none-the-less, it was extremely effortless to wear to work and run errands, so I wore it once and sent it back. Would look much better on someone taller.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
April 25, 2017
So cute and classic that I bought it

Great dress for all kinds of occasions.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 15, 2017
Versatile enough for every day.

I liked the versatility of the dress, and it is perfect for street, around the house, or happy hour. I am very petite with a tiny waist and wide hips, so the drawstring waistline wasn't very flattering on a pear shape. But, I liked that I could wear this morning to night.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 29
July 3, 2017
Cute dress- casual. Great for a more laid back affair.

It was a little big around the hips, but the fit was still really comfortable.

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