RED Valentino

Black Balletic Dress

$130 – $165 rental?
$895 retail
Stylist Notes

With a full tulle skirt, this balletic RED Valentino spaghetti-strap dress is effortless and classic. Dress up the look with a statement necklace and loose curls.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS - L.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10")

Product Details

Black tulle (70% Viscose, 30% Polyester). Sleeveless. Square neckline. Full skirt. Polka dot tulle skirt. Fully lined. Invisible back zipper. 47” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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22 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(3)
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 30
February 4, 2016
Long straps.
The dress looked very delicate. Pretty but the straps are too long. This would be good if you have broad shoulders or a long torso.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
February 8, 2016
Stylist Review
This style is beautiful, however, I was unable to wear it to my event. The straps are a stretch material and were way too large for me. I am fuller busted, however, that did not help at all. The lining was also not as thick as I would have liked, and I would have worn an additional slip underneath, had there not been an issue with straps, which are non-adjustable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
February 9, 2016
Pretty, but...
Like the other reviewers said, the straps are WAY too long and non-adjustable. Wish I had read those reviews before selecting. The lining is thin so it needs a slip or tights underneath. Otherwise is quite pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Weight: 133lbs
February 10, 2016
Stylist Review!
I love this dress! I'm a huge fan of Valentino and this style is one of my favorites. I love the length of the dress and the sheer and detailed full skirt. This dress is fitted on top and around the natural waist, however the fabric does have some stretch. This style is super comfortable and can be paired with heels or sandals to dress up or down!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
March 7, 2016
Not quite what I expected
I had high hopes for this dress and its dancer-like design. Unfortunately I found the fit to be awkward and not flattering. The skirt is also VERY sheer and I was shocked that it isn't lined. I had planned to wear this dress for a wedding in my fiance's wedding but wouldn't have been comfortable wearing it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 28, 2016
Adorable date night dress
Wore this for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend. I loved the skirt and felt like a ballerina in it! Be careful, the straps are super long and you get plenty of cleavage!
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 1, 2016
a modern spin on a simple classic
I absolutely loved this dress. It is such a modern take on a classic look, which perfectly matches my style. The only issues I ran into were the loose straps - easily fixed with pins - and the sheer skirt, as when I stood in the light you could see the outline of my underwear, an issue that thankfully didn't present itself in the dimly lit environment that I spent most of the evening in. I would recommend wearing a slip under this dress. Overall, I was thrilled with this dress though, I received so many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
March 23, 2016
Fun with a blazer and jeans for work
This dress is super funky and lots of fun, but to wear it for work I added pants underneath. The skirt is very, very sheer and I was planning to wear during the day, so bottoms were a must. Also, the straps were so long I had to knot them to keep the top in place. The torso fits nice, no bra needed even for my 38Ds while running around a job site.
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 5, 2016
Just every day wear
Cute dress. I sized up as recommended but it was too big at the waist and chest and too long from the shoulder down to the bodice. The straps weren't adjustable so front of the dress hit right underneath my nipples. I dressed this down with a cropped black sweater and metallic sneakers. Also the skirt is somewhat see-through. Still a cute dress though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 168lbs
May 12, 2016
Did not wear
This was sent as a back up dress and I didn't not end up wearing it. The material of the top was almost like wearing a sports bra. It is NOT designed for busty ladies as my chest was immediately squashed and flattened, and was very unflattering. The tulle was also a bit too sheer. Thankfully had another dress!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
June 15, 2016
Classic and flattering
A lot of people reviewed this dress and said that the straps were way too long, but I didn't have this problem. The dress was comfortable and classic, and the tulle gave it a little flare. Perfect for a rehearsal dinner.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 15, 2016
More impressive than picture. Wore twice I liked it so much and considered buying :)
Great for dressing down and up (recommend Oscar red flow earrings to go with). Con - it came down really low, not sure what I would have done if I had a chest, I had to pin the straps for the night to make it work at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 28
August 3, 2016
DINNER
PRETTY GOOD DRESS
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 12, 2016
Fun dress
I got this dress as a backup because the backup size in the dress I ordered was no longer available. I ended up wearing this dress to the rehearsal dinner, not the wedding. It was a fun dress but as previous reviews have noted, it is very sheer and the straps are way, way too long. I had to pin them in order to make it wearable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
September 21, 2016
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
This dress is EVERYTHING!! I felt sexy and chic in it. I'm usually a 6 so I got a medium. I think I could have gone down to Small. The top is stretchy and like everyone said the straps are super long. I tied them in the back. I'm a 34D so the top fit my boobs perfect. The lace is so pretty. I paired it with a pair of Gucci stilettos and an evening clutch bag.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 11, 2016
So fun
Loved the way this was in pics. Also was able to dress down with flats. Felt like a fairy! The straps were SUPER long and I had to pin them. But other than that for was great
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 20, 2016
Feminine and Fun
As the other reviewers mentioned, the straps are insanely long. I had to use a bra strap holder to make this dress wearable. An easy fix if RTR could hem those up an inch or two. I threw a cropped moto jacket over top and wore it to work and received a number of nice of compliments. The polka dot overlay is especially noticeable (in a good way) during daytime.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
October 27, 2016
Transparent, Barely there.
The dress was too big for me though I normally wear a medium. Also the straps were waaaay to long and where the bust of the dress hit would have exposed my breasts without some adjustment. Also the bottom of the dress is transparent, you can see EVERYTHING. I received this dress as one option for my event and it will not be worn.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
November 3, 2016
too small
this dress was beautiful but it was too long. and the top was too small. the straps were also too long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
December 30, 2016
Beautiful ballerina dress
This dress is beautiful, with a tulle polka overlay skirt and stretchy, form fitting bodice. However, the straps are so long it was impossible for me to wear as is. I had to pin a good two inches of the straps back to make it wearable. Otherwise, it's divine. It's not too dressy, but as some other reviewers mentioned, you could really dress it up with the right accessories. It's comfortable too! The bodice was tight on me, which made for a niee silhouette, but I could still eat plenty :)
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 11, 2017
Ton of compliments
Received a ton of compliments- loved the dress more than I thought I would- but did have to adjust long straps for the night. They were waaaaay too long for the dress. That's my only complaint
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 1, 2017
Great idea but see-through!
Did not end up wearing this dress for one major issue: the black tule bottom is sheer (my sister said she could completely see my underwear). As stated in other reviews, the straps are also very long but these could be tacked down. This dress could work if you are comfortable wearing a black slip underneath.

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