Robert Rodriguez Black Label

Dark Swan Dress

$69 rental
$550 Retail

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Stylist Notes

With sharp lines and edgy detailing, this Robert Rodriguez Black Label one-shoulder style is an ultra modern approach to cocktail dressing.

Also available in champagne and green.

Size & Fit

This dress runs dress runs large in bust but narrow in skirt. Overall runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for medium or full bust sizes - use fashion tape on smaller busts to secure dress
WAIST: Fitted - tiered fabric conceals midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs narrow so curvy women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; consider using fashion tape for smaller bust sizes
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs dress runs large in bust but narrow in skirt. Overall runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for medium or full bust sizes - use fashion tape on smaller busts to secure dress
WAIST: Fitted - tiered fabric conceals midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs narrow so curvy women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; consider using fashion tape for smaller bust sizes
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

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Product Details

Black pleated silk taffeta. One shoulder neckline. Built in bodice for support. Waist band detail. Hidden side zip. About 34" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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Small 15
True to Size 17
Large 8
Photos 10
shoelover
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Aug 11, 2010

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
This dress was beautiful and well made but it ran very small in the hips/butt..It definitely is better suited for someone with a different body type I was soo sad it didn't flatter me
Sarah
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 19, 2010

Overall fit: Small
Runs small, but fit my pretty good. Great for a Full Bust like me. Plan on wearing it tomorrow night.
Jackie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 24, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
The dress is absolutely beautiful, but it's a bit tight in the hips and a bit loose in the bust. Definitely best for a woman with a larger chest.
christine
Age: 32
Sep 14, 2010

Overall fit: Large
The dress looks beautiful in the picture, but not so much in real life. The right flap is very padded and bulky and too big even for a medium sized chest. Also, mine was bent over in a way that created a crease that caused the flap to jut out from my chest (was afraid to iron out in case it destroyed the fabric). Unfortunately, I couldn't wear the dress out because the top half was too ill-fitting. It may flatter girls with bigger busts, but it is definitely not for girls with medium to small-sized chests.
bbglo
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Body type: Petite
Sep 28, 2010

Overall fit: Large
I'm a 34C and the bust was way too big on me. I usually wear a 4 or 6 and I felt the bottom half fit fine with a bit of extra room. The dress is best suited for a D+. Such a shame because it's really pretty.
Nikki
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 5, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Fit everywhere but the bust - i think you need to be a C cup to really fill it in. But a B cup could work and I didn't need a bra. I'm on the lower end of B closer to an A. Just felt more comfy in another dress since it's getting cold.
JJP
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 5, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Like all the other comments said, you need a fuller chest. I am a 34C and the 4 was still a little big. However, I wore the 6 because the bottom of the dress was a little tight. It looked great on though.
R
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jan 5, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Fit like a charm. Just roomy enough in the hips. I have a c cup chest and it fit almost perfectly in the chest...just slightly loose. Got many complements.
SJB
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Oct 19, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I am petite, with a very small butt, narrow hips and big bust. With the other reviewers complaining about this dress being tight in the hips and big in the bust, I knew it would fit me perfectly. It did fit, true to size, I got the 0 and 2 and the 0 was perfect. I would say that without a bra this dress was very high risk for a wardrobe malfunction. With a low-cut strapless bra it was perfect, and I knew would not slip too far out of place. RTR also sent fashion tape, which would have been helpful. Overall I liked the dress although it wasn't my favorite. The fabric is a little bulky, so it's kind of a lot of dress for a small cocktail dress, on a small frame. I would recommend, but never purchase for multiple wearings.
Paige
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Nov 14, 2011

Great Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for my sorority formal and received many compliments. I usually wear a 4 to 6 in dresses. The 6 was too loose in the bust area so I went with the 4. It fit a little snug around the hips but overall it was a great dress!
Sasha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 14, 2011

Crazy Cut

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress looks lovely in the picture, but it is hard to imagine the cut being flattering on anyone. The bottom is extremely tight - I barely have hips and had trouble getting it on - and the top would be loose on anyone smaller than a C. Luckily, RTR sent me another dress the day before my event, because I would not have been able to wear this. Steer clear of the dress!
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 8, 2012

HUGE Bust.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I probably should've read the comments first. It was definitely on the small side of perfect for me in the hips (I wouldn't say I'm big-hipped, but maybe a bit larger than average) but the bust would've fit perfectly only if I was a D cup at least. Even with fashion tape, it was about 3 inches too big on top and looked ridiculous. Luckily I had gotten a backup dress too or I would've been completely out of luck.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 26, 2012

LOVE!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
i absolutely loved this dress! i will say, i am occasionally willing to sacrifice comfort to look good and this was definitely one of those nights. it fit like a glove but the fabric does not give AT ALL. fashion tape is a MUST for the strapless part of the dress. i got tons of compliments and love the dress. i recommend it.
Allia280
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
Mar 9, 2012

Pretty!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so pretty and well made but, it runs small and has absolutely no stretch...at all! The bottom of the skirt goes in close to your legs so you can't pull it up to go to the bathroom! You have to literally unzip it and push it down. It was kind of comical even though it was annoying. Also, I had to use double stick tape to hold the side without the strap on to me but it wasn't that bad. Overall, I got a million compliments on the dress!
Holly
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Apr 30, 2012

Absolutely Awful

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was the first dress I have ever rented from RTR and I can definitely say it will be my last. I was so upset when I tried on this dress. It made my hips look massive, not to mention that the top could not fit me even if I was a double D. It looked so awful that I had to go out and buy an emergency replacement dress. So disappointing.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 14, 2012

So many compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the dress - be warned though if you're larger-chested like me, there will definitely be some cleavage
Calistar
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

love this dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
this was my first rent the runway dress, and i have done many more since. unfortunately the zipper on the 2 broke, but the 4 fit just fine. having the two dresses saved me! the only complaint i have is the side without a strap would not always stay up exactly how i wanted.
CincyKrys
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 24, 2012

Love this dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to my bachlorette party. I had so many compliments. This dress makes you feel glamorous! The dress fit true to size.
Crystal
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Aug 28, 2012

Odd sizing

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Gorgeous dress but the sizes are all off.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 9, 2012

Loved it!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Absolutely loved this dress. Wore it to a black tie affair and stood out. Fit is true to form, but best not much wiggle room around the waist to best to step into. Get double-sided tape to ensure no "slips".
Sophia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 11, 2012

Everything came on time and appropriately packaged.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Gorgeous material, fit to size, nice for large bust, very roomy in that area. The only issue was it was really tight around the thighs when seated. Totally fine when standing!
Kodi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 20, 2012

Loved the detailing of the dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I appreciate a dress that Is well tailored. The material made it very hard to walk comfortably. ha! I don't know if its because I take big steps or if a split was needed. otherwise, the dress was great for a "black and white" opening for my pageant
kerri
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

Bust was huge on me and I wore a the size 2!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Dress was pretty, but not a standout. The waist and hips fit true to size, but the bust was too large. I didn't have enough to stuff into the top and I'm a 34B.
Haley
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Oct 9, 2012

It fit perfectly! Very sassy and classy dress for Winter formal! Alpha Chi Omega <3

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was a bit snug, made it difficult dance, and honestly sit down. BUT I felt beautiful in it. If you're going for a more comfortable dress, get a size larger!
danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Nov 12, 2012

Too small for me :(

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was really cute, but did not fit me properly. It was too tight in the waist, but too large on top. I ordered a different dress at the same time which worked a lot better for me.
Mandana
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 23, 2012

Awkward Fit

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
In theory this would be beautiful but it's constructed in way to force an unnatural shape on a woman. The chest part sticks out even if you fill out the dress, and the bottom of the dress puffs all around making it look like you're pregnant on both sides. I really do not recommend getting this dress!
Anna
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 10, 2012

I didn't end up wearing this one.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It came with a broken zipper, and it scrunched up weirdly in the back (probably because I wasn't tall enough for it.) I also wasn't a big fan of the material. It was a little bit more synthetic feeling than I would have liked.
Sumana
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 21, 2013

formal!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
the dress was large, especially at the bottom and the side without the sleeve was weird and pointy
MT
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 28, 2013

Gorgeous dress, but didn't get to wear it.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't get to wear this dress! :( I listened to other reviewers that said that this dress runs very small and ordered a size up.. I normally wear a 2, but ordered the 4 and it was wayyyy to big on me! It's a very chic dress, so I definitely recommend getting it, but order your normal size.
Letitia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 10, 2013

I wore this dress to an awards Gala.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was small. This dress has a very tight hem that makes it difficult to walk. I normally wear a 4 however the 4 was tight on my thighs while the 6 was too big in the bust. I ended up wearing the 4 but I felt I had to make small movements most of the night and it was difficult sitting down. I probably should have worn the 6 but was nervous about a wardrobe malfunction :-) with the bust area being so large. The 4 also seemed like it had been worn and cleaned alot. The dye around the zipper was fading and there were a few snags at the bottom of the dress and around the bust line. It required a LOT of double sided tape to keep the top in place. All in all, not sure I would wear the dress again but if I did I would go with the larger size. RTR was prompt and professional so I would definitely use RTR again although I may request them to send one of their dresses that had less overall wear and tear.
natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 13, 2013

I didn't end up wearing this one. Wore the Tracy Reese Bardot Dress instead.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Wore the Tracy Reese Bardot dress instead. The fit on this one runs small on this one.
Alyssa
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 25, 2013

Such a unique dress with a design that really stands out! Would definitely rent this again!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress runs true to size overall however the bottom is a little snug, so just be wary if you're wider in the hips/thighs. It was a little difficult for me to sit in this dress because of the tighter fit on the bottom, so that would probably be my only complaint. I was able to use fashion tape (included with my purchase!) to make sure the dress didn't stick out on the top, so that worked out really well. Overall, I would definitely recommend this dress for any event!
Christie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Mar 10, 2013

Bad fit

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Tight on the hips and waist while being big and awkward on top, needs an obscene amount of double stick tape!!
Robyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Apr 11, 2013

Cute Dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Not for a full bust or athletic fram
Querismatic
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 11, 2013

Unfortunately this was entirely too large in the bust

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Returned it.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 15, 2013

usually a size 2 - 4 in dresses and ordered a size 4 and 6 in this dress.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
the size 6 fit overall pretty well however it has NO give at all so going to the bathroom all night was a challenge!
Dominique
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
May 1, 2013

I wore it for my cousins wedding and I got a million compliments!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit really tight in the waist down to your legs which is really good for me because I have a big bust and always have to go up a size. Highly recommend for a little black dress!!
Mallory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 22, 2013

It was alright

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a bachelorette party. I knew from the previous reviews that it would be hard to sit down in this dress and they were not kidding. At dinner I had to sit on the edge of the seat and was unable to sit down at the bars. Forget bending over if you drop something. Also, tape is a must have if you want to avoid a wardrobe malfunction. The dress was not too tight in the stomach which was why I rented it - for anyone with a few extra pounds this is something that is not clingy and is forgiving in that sense. I had a fun time but overall the dress was more hassle than it was worth.
robin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 31, 2014

Great concept, not so great on me

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I have large hips and small bust, the bust area was too big for me. This dress would be great for a girl with a slim figure and large boobs.
jessica
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 132 lbs
May 17, 2014

Looked pretty... But no

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I have a rather proportionate body so I never run into problems like I have with this dress. I usually take either a 6 or an 8. Unfortunately, I Needed the top of 6 on the bottom of the 8. The bottom of the six was so tight - I couldn't sit! Regardless this dress has no give and made for an uncomfortable time during mass at my cousins wedding.
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