Dark Swan Dress

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$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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40 reviews
Fit
Large8
True to Size17
Small15
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 132lbs
May 17, 2014
Looked pretty... But no
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 31, 2014
Great concept, not so great on me
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
July 22, 2013
It was alright
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.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
May 1, 2013
I wore it for my cousins wedding and I got a million compliments!
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!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
April 15, 2013
usually a size 2 - 4 in dresses and ordered a size 4 and 6 in this dress.
the size 6 fit overall pretty well however it has NO give at all so going to the bathroom all night was a challenge!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 11, 2013
Unfortunately this was entirely too large in the bust
Returned it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
April 11, 2013
Cute Dress
Not for a full bust or athletic fram
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 10, 2013
Bad fit
Tight on the hips and waist while being big and awkward on top, needs an obscene amount of double stick tape!!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 25, 2013
Such a unique dress with a design that really stands out! Would definitely rent this again!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 13, 2013
I didn't end up wearing this one. Wore the Tracy Reese Bardot Dress instead.
Wore the Tracy Reese Bardot dress instead. The fit on this one runs small on this one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 10, 2013
I wore this dress to an awards Gala.
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.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 28, 2013
Gorgeous dress, but didn't get to wear it.
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.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 21, 2013
formal!
the dress was large, especially at the bottom and the side without the sleeve was weird and pointy
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
December 10, 2012
I didn't end up wearing this one.
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.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 23, 2012
Awkward Fit
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
November 12, 2012
Too small for me :(
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.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
October 9, 2012
It fit perfectly! Very sassy and classy dress for Winter formal! Alpha Chi Omega <3
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2012
Bust was huge on me and I wore a the size 2!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 20, 2012
Loved the detailing of the dress!
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
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 11, 2012
Everything came on time and appropriately packaged.
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!
Budget FashionOctober 5, 2012
Did you wear a strapless bra? I'm a 36DD and I'm wondering what to wear underneath. Thanks!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 9, 2012
Loved it!
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".
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 28, 2012
Odd sizing
Gorgeous dress but the sizes are all off.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
August 24, 2012
Love this dress!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 20, 2012
love this dress
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 14, 2012
So many compliments!
Loved the dress - be warned though if you're larger-chested like me, there will definitely be some cleavage
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
April 30, 2012
Absolutely Awful
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.
RTRMay 16, 2012
Hi Holly, I'm so sorry your first experience with RTR was not successful. We do issue a merchandise credit towards your next rental for return for fit and have stylists on hand to make sure your next order is a much better fit. Please contact us at 1.800.509.0842 or help@renttherunway.com
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
March 9, 2012
Pretty!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
February 26, 2012
LOVE!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 8, 2012
HUGE Bust.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 14, 2011
Crazy Cut
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
November 14, 2011
Great Dress
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!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
October 19, 2011
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.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 5, 2011
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.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 5, 2010
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.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
November 5, 2010
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.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Body type: Petite
September 28, 2010
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.
Overall fit:
Large
Age: 33
September 14, 2010
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.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2010
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.
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
August 19, 2010
Runs small, but fit my pretty good. Great for a Full Bust like me. Plan on wearing it tomorrow night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
August 11, 2010
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

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