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Robert Rodriguez Black Label

Marilyn Gala Gown

$70 rental
$495 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Walk into the gala wearing this form flattering Robert Rodriguez Black Label open back gown. An amazing color that everyone will love on you!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - bust is fitted and exposed back does not allow for a strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist with knot detail
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt at knee
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'1-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'6'' and above).

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or a NuBra due to exposed back
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, 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 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - bust is fitted and exposed back does not allow for a strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist with knot detail
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt at knee
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'1-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'6'' and above).

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or a NuBra due to exposed back
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, 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

Purple matte jersey. Bateau neckline. Ruching at waist with knot detail. Open back with hook-and-eye closure. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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Small 8
True to Size 60
Large 11
Photos 37
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 178 lbs
Nov 14, 2011

Best Fitting Dress

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to the Marine Corps ball and it was truly comfortable. t 5ft 2in, with 4 inch heels it was still a bit long with the R fit. I might have fitted nicely into a 8R but Im glad 10R was perfectly fitted. This dress was awesome and recommend it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Nov 30, 2011

I was so nervous as this was my first experience and I only had 24 hours to prep for a black tie event. The dress fit perfectly and I felt amazing all night long. Will definitely be renting again!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was beautiful and fit better than I imagined. It is a much darker purple than in the picture, but a beautiful color! This was first RTR experience and I was worried I would be too short/small for the clothes, but it worked perfectly. (I wore 4" heels and the dress just barely dragged the ground)
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 8, 2012

How amazing I felt that night.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fits a little more conservatively than the photo of the model, but great for a wedding. Very comfortable! Loved it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 23, 2012

Felt great in this dress!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a Mardi Gras Ball and felt elegant and pretty in it. Gorgeous color. Great heavy material. I was worried about the 0R and they didn't have my back up size but this dress fit like a glove. I'm 5'4 about 115lbs. It was a tiny tiny bit long but I danced all night in it with heels and had NO problem! PS You will need Sticky Boobs.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117 lbs
Feb 29, 2012

It was my first rent, and I was very pleased

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great fit! Had several compliments!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
May 26, 2012

Everything was on time and in tact. The return shipping was extremely easy.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved the dress but the necklace made the look. I wore the RJ Graziano Dress Me Up Necklace. I ordered a 4 and 6 but the 4 was too short. The dress made it look like I had curves, thank goodness. I was comfortable all night as well, even though I wasn't wearing a bra.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Aug 16, 2012

Loved being able to pick from two different sizes just in case! Such an easy process, would definitely rent again! Felt comfortable and glamorous with my Miss Wisconsin sisters, loved welcoming our new Miss Wis to our sisterhood! :)

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress as a "former" to the Miss Wisconsin Pageant this year and received numerous compliments! It is so simple and classic, yet quite a stunner! Very comfortable, definitely glad I got the long size, I am 5'9" with three inch heels on in the pics.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 20, 2012

This elegant, but vibrant dress stood out in a sea of black dresses for this NYC gala.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my first gala as Director of Development for my new nonprofit, so I had to tone down the sexiness, but still look stylish. I feel like I accomplished that with this dress. The hue is gorgeous, but I found it a bit loose. The front is quite plain, so I would add a necklace next time (I rented gorgeous earrings to go with it, but stupidly kept my hair down). The back is the really special part. The bottom of the dress was a bit wrinkly when it arrived, so it's great if you have a steamer on hand as this material does tend to wrinkle if not hung up for a few days in advance of wearing it. I am also not very curvy, and I think this dress would be better suited to a woman with curves. It doesn't do much for a straight shot like myself.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Oct 7, 2012

I rented this for a Gala at my university.

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
True to fit. Must be worn with a backless bra. The material was so soft to the skin, and the dress was forgiving to my mid section. I loved it. I could have gotten one size smaller. I felt like I had to stand tall all night or the straps would fall. Yet, it kept me confident and happy all night. My husband l loved the backless feature :)
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 16, 2012

The dress was great, fit well showing just enough and very classy.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit my shape well except the length, I wish it were longer. The color was perfect. The dress arrived on the start date no problem. It was a very smooth process. Thank you RTR for a memorable part in this event.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 18, 2012

Simple Stunner!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I don't remember if I wore a size 4 or 2 Regular. I had to wear high heels with the dress and I am 5'6" and wore 3-4 inch heels. It's just one of those dresses that seem so simple on the hanger, but once on it is really elegant and the fabric is so comfortable.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180 lbs
Nov 12, 2012

This dress was extremely comfortable to dance and move in; absolutely everything!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit in all the right places. The most awkward feature about the dress for me, considering that I wear a 38DD, was that it was completely open back. After finding the appropriate support it was a killer! Also in length it was perfect with 3inch heels. Definitely would rent this dress again!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Jan 4, 2013

Love this dress!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress! The back is breathtaking--make sure you have a backless bra though! It is very forgiving with the ruching near the midsection area (I still wore spanks though...) Everyone asked where I got my dress and were so surprised to hear that I rented it. I strongly recommend this dress for a formal occasion! I wish I could wear it again!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Jan 8, 2013

I got proposed to in this dress!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was perfect for a black tie event. It was very comfortable because the fabric was stretchy so it was great for dancing. The only thing I would be aware of is the length. Thankfully, I don't wear tall shoes so the length was perfect, but if you plan on wearing taller than 3inch heels I would recommend getting a long one.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
Jan 22, 2013

This dress was very comfortable as well as beautiful!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am a very true 8 so the sizing was spot on! The only issue I had with this dress was the length. I am only 5'4" and the regular length barely grazed the top on my feet without shoes on. I was planning on wearing 3 inch heels, which I still did, but I was upset with how short it looked. Luckily I think I was able to make it work. If you are planning on ordering this dress and are taller than maybe 5'2", get the long if you want to wear heels. Otherwise, the fit was really flattering and I got a lot of compliments on the beautiful color!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 23, 2013

Classic and beautiful!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress with a great fit, it just runs short! Definitely order the long if you don't want the dress to end at your ankles. Both the 2 and 4 fit well, but I wore the 4 because it was a little longer. Other than that it is flawless and I received endless complements. The open back adds an exotic touch to the simplicity of the front of the dress. I loved it so much I didn't want to send it back!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 11, 2013

Wish it would have fit! LOVED everything else except the length!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the dress but sadly I ordered it in a regular instead of a long and it was too short!! I suggest that you order long either way. I'm not that tall and the regular came above my ankles. Just a really weird length! I would rent it again in a long though because everything else fit great!!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 25, 2013

Second choice, Still a winner...

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Since I'd rented from RTR in the past, I considered myself a pro and decided to order another dress for the annual televised event in LA I was to attend. My first time, I didn't use the option of the 2nd dress for $25 but I was a little concerned that my enjoying the bread basket prior to the trip would render me a little "fluffy" so I took the necessary precaution. Since I was traveling and didn't want to ruin the dresses in transit, I had them delivered to my hotel and they came ON TIME....I ended up going with my first pick for the night ONLY because I wanted it skim the floor and this dress hit me at the ankles.(I'm tall) Had it been a different occasion, I wouldve totally used it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Jul 23, 2013

Super elegant, super comfy and fits just right.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The length was great. I didn't feel like a stuffed sausage. The only thing is if you do happen to get it wet, even with condensation from your glass, it dries a little oddly. But overall, SUCH a beautiful and easy dress. Plenty of compliments. Oh and the back is open so no traditional bras.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 4, 2013

Gorgeous!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was my choice to wear for a friend's wedding. I really loved the knot detail and the fact that it was long. If you are looking for a simple gown for a formal-type wedding, this is the way to go!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Oct 11, 2013

The low beautiful back!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful but ran a tiny bit too big. It did not hug my curves as I had wanted it to. I still got a million compliments. That low back is what made this dress.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 133 lbs
Oct 11, 2013

I felt like pure elegance in this gown.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this gown for a Plantation Ball (believe it or not, they still exist! Crazy!). No one told me what was appropriate for the occasion, so this was what I went with-- formal, long, and slightly understated, since the attention was supposed to be on the girls being presented. I ordered the 4 and 6. However, my memory fails me and I can't remember which was long and which was not. Neither dress pooled at the bottom like the picture of the model shows. The tips of my toes still showed in the 6, but there wasn't any unnecessary dragging of the fabric. I ended up wearing the 6; the 4 fit nicely and hugged my curves more, but the 6 was longer and overall, fit better. It wasn't restricting either. It was a little heavy in weight, but it's a gown... what do you expect? The material was good. I was scared you could see lumps and bumps, but even without Spanx, things were smooth! However, panites/thongs do show some, which is why I would still advise wearing some kind of bodyshaper. The shoulders are stitched together with a few little stitches. I was terrified that they would rip, but they held up nicely. (RTR might want to go back on the size 6 and reinforce the stitching, for future reference.) I was worried the back was going to be too low, but I actually had Spanx on that go up your tummy and back, and not once did the Spanx make an appearance through the night. The reason I gave the dress 4 stars is because I had issues with the zipper. It was tough to zip up. Honestly, I'm happy I chose this dress. I got so many compliments on it all night! I truly felt classy and elegant. I also loved the vintage vibe it gave off. It's so me!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 2, 2013

Very appropriate dress for a black tie wedding.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was available in 2P and 4P. I rented it for a black tie wedding. The 2P fit better except that someone hemmed it so it was up to my ankles. I am pretty short so whoever rented this dress before me must have been tiny!! Usually i appreciate it when someone braver than I has clearly hemmed a RTR dress already to a reasonable length but this was ridiculously short. Luckily the 4p was hemmed to a reasonable length. The straps for hanging the dress fall out of the back constantly but other than that it was pretty comfortable to wear.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159 lbs
Dec 19, 2013

Classic, Sexy and stunning

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was perfect for my "Old Hollywood" company holiday party! Great dress!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 9, 2014

Never ended up wearing it

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am only 5'5 and I usually wear a 4R/2R however those two sizes were way too shot for me. I was assuming that the dress would touch the floor as it is in the picture, however the dresses that i recieved were barely to my ankles
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 21, 2014

Beautiful

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a military ball, and was complimented on how classic and beautiful it was. It fit perfectly, and the waist detail was very flattering.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 21, 2014

Way too short

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is gorgeous on the model and the picture does a good job of showing the beautiful color and back. I am convinced, based on other reviews and pictures, that some of these dresses have been hemmed separately. I am 5'2.5" tall and rented the size 2R. Unless I was sent a 2 Petite, this dress was not 58 inches long. It barely grazed my ankles. The length was certainly not appropriate for a formal affair. Maybe I was accidentally sent a 2 petite. The dress fit my frame very well. I am am hourglass shape 34-25-36.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 22, 2014

Great fit, a little plain

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I really liked this dress and it was perfect for the occasion. It is a little bit plain from the front as the detail you see in the model photo isn't as pronounced in reality. The back was everything I'd hoped for and I got lots of compliments on the dress. Overall, I wouldn't rent it again, but don't regret it!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119 lbs
Jan 22, 2014

Beautiful dress.. fit not so much.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I was disappointed with this dress. It ran big but short, and does not show a figure as the picture suggests. I really wish it would have worked but ended up LOVING my back up dress. And the customer service was INCREDIBLE. Just wasn't the dress for me!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123 lbs
Feb 24, 2014

Very sad I could not wear it - hence why didn't submit a pic!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is absolutely GORGEOUS - even that's an understatement. I usually wear 0 but that was unavailable and based on the reviews I opted for a 2. It did fit; however since I am 5'7" the 2R was VERY SHORT! It was so short that I could not even get away with wearing flats with the dress (shorter than my ankles!) I have a very odd body figure (small hips, large chest and tall). The 2L (if available would have been beyond great). For the cut in the back though, you definitely can't wear a bra. I had bought the braza braless but could have gotten away without one. Needless to say the RTR rep was amazing and shipped me a replacement for my event!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 172 lbs
Mar 4, 2014

I actually met another woman with a RTR dress on. Our husbands were pretty proud.

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I liked it but there was no way to make it fit like the picture. It doesn't have the little train like in the pic and I'm short.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Apr 16, 2014

Pretty but not noticeable

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The back of the dress is beautiful, it's comfortable, and the color is super elegant, but it's not a flattering dress from the front. I wanted to show my back to the whole party all night because the dress doesn't catch attention from the frontal view.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Apr 21, 2014

... But loved it ..

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Very short ... Didn't reach my ankles!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
May 16, 2014

Not very flattering on me

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I thought the style was a lot less flattering than it looks online and they length was way too short when worn with 4.5inch heels
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

way too short!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
didn't end up wearing this dress because it was about five inches too short without shoes on. if they got this figured out it would have been perfect!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 7, 2014

They dress was beautiful and extremely comfortable!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I don't have one negative comment to make about this dress! It was gorgeous and fit beautifully. Because of the gathers on the front of the dress, it was very flattering. I would recommend this dress to anyone!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 28, 2014

Too short!

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5'7" and I ordered a 0L. With heels, it was still way too short. The model in the image has dress puddling around her feet - the dress barely hit my ankles!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 3, 2014

one of my best friends got married!!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was really pretty and the color made it easy to style how I wanted. The only con was the length. I'm a bit on the taller side and still wear at least 4 inch heels and I like my long dresses to be nearly skimming the floor. Could have used an extra inch.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Dec 3, 2014

Great dress for a formal event (wore it to a Mardi Gras ball). Runs a bit big.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great dress. Good length for short people and in very good shape. I had no trouble fitting into the bust of the dress, but it was a bit large where it was supposed to be fitted (right under the bust). It was also loose in the back (why I wore the pashmina), but I have narrow shoulders which could have been the reason. Overall, it was a great dress that I would recommend to other people.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Dec 11, 2014

Great dress, beautiful color

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved how the dress fit, wasn't too tight or too lose. Length was a little long
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