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Sequin Trim Empire Gown
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This gorgeous Robert Rodriguez Black Label gown is trimmed with sequins to ensure you sparkle your evening away.
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Black silk chiffon. V necklne. Stacked gold sequin empire waistband detail. Deep V back with tie at neck. See Size and Fit tab for length.
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This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for C cups and larger- runs slightly large in bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at high waist with sequin band- pleating conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Not fitted - Full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular is for heights 5'6" and below. Long is for heights above 5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra or no bra; built in padding in bust area
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

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Robin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 156 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7524
Feb 16, 2014
My first military ball and this dress saved the day!
Size worn: 8P
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
After my first choice wasn't available (another dress in a Petite size), and the substitutes sent weren't flattering to my body type or were too long, RTR came to my rescue and overnighted this (and another dress) as a substitute. This one fit so wonderfully, I never even tried on the other! This dress was so flattering and absolutely comfortable. As other reviewers mentioned, a size down from your normal dress size will probably be the right size in this style. Also, I agree that the sequins are on the bronze side of gold. The petite length was perfect for me with 3" heels. I have a larger chest (36D) and I did not wear a bra. I added inserts to push up a little, but that was all. I wore Spanx underneath to smooth my stomach area, since that's where I carry most of my weight, but I definitely could have skipped those if I had preferred. I cannot say enough wonderful things about RTR - amazing customer service, dresses were all great (even if they didn't quite fit me) and the efforts to get this one to me were truly above and beyond. You've won a fan for life!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5234
Jan 27, 2014
Really comfy, and no need for a bra!
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I really liked the gold sequin band, so that added a little extra to the basic black gown. I wore this to a winter formal for my school and got lots of compliments (there were a lot of girls there who used RTR as well!). It's really comfy, sometimes static-y. It fit well up top, which is where I sometimes have trouble finding a good dress. Highly recommend for someone who has a larger bust. Thanks again RTR for another great night :)
Ana
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165 lbs
Canonical User Type: 8231
May 19, 2013
Perfect for Prom or other formal events
Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress! I wore this to prom and got a lot of compliments. It fits pretty well, made for girls with a larger bust. Im 5'7 so i ordered a longer dress but I should have ordered a regular length because even with heals it was a bit too long.
Anna
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7433
Mar 30, 2013
I loved this dress! Tons of compliments!
Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was very slimming! I usually am a 10 but I wore the 8L because it fit better around the waist. The dress is super low cut, and I wore no bra with it. The only thing you have to be careful about is slouching, especially if you wear no bra. Other than that this a a timeless dress!
Lilah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4233
Mar 5, 2013
beautifully made black dress- wore for prom
Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Usually a 4, but thank god I ordered the 2 as a backup! Both fit well but the 2 fit perfectly. A little large in the bust, but otherwise perfect. Ideal for hiding one's stomach. I definitely recommend this gown.
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6524
Feb 8, 2013
Enjoyed the dress and the evening
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress. I was very pleased. I did 'hem' the dress with tape sold on RTR. Due to the lining, I wish I had purchased at least two, maybe three boxes. I wore 3" heels and hemmed 2 1/2 inches. The top of the dress fit nicely. A bra is out of the question. I recommend purchasing something small to tape with. I purchased a sticky bra, and had to do a lot of trimming. I felt very comfortable in the dress, but I didn't do much dancing. If you are an active dancer, you might consider another dress.
Sabrina
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3333
Feb 3, 2013
I fell in love with the dress a year earlier and I was so happy to finally wear it.
Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I absolutely loved the dress. I decided to wear to prom. I ordered two sizes, 0R and 2L (the 2R was unavailable the weekend I wanted it). The 2L was not only too long, but way to big. the 0R fit perfectly and I had no issues with the dress at all. The zipper was easy and it was just the right length. I wore about 5" heels and the dress was about half an inch off the ground. I definitely recommend this dress!
katie
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7343
Jan 28, 2013
SO EASY! gorgeous dress, great for a formal!
Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was nervous because this was my first rental and I have a long lanky body type so wasnt sure how this dress would fit based on reviews. I typically wear a 10 and was going to get the 12, but luckily i got the 8 as my second because thats the one I ended up wearing. The gold is a little brassy but still shiny and looks great. Loved this dress, it was perfect length on me so id imagine it would be pretty long on someone average height.
Sarah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
Canonical User Type: 5541
Jan 27, 2013
I felt like a princess in this beautiful dress!
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit very well, and the lightly padded cups were perfect for my smallish bust. I'm on the tall side but I ordered the regular length and it worked just fine with the 2" heels that I chose to wear. The only issue with the dress was that it arrived with one of the strings missing that is supposed to tie into a bow across the back. With only one string on the dress I couldn't tie it, so I stuffed it down inside the dress and went without the cut bow detail. It worked fine, but I did miss that little extra detail that I was supposed to have. Regardless, I felt fabulous and received so many compliments at the black tie wedding that I attended! I would definitely recommend this dress.
J
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 6643
Jan 22, 2013
Wore it to Presidential Inaugural ball-husband loved it & it compared favorably to any dress there!
Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very elegant feel. Silk crepe drapes wonderfully and top fitted securely. Very classic look. 8 is my normal size and this fit me perfectly. I'm 5'10" and the long length was perfect also.
Porter
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Canonical User Type: 9543
Jan 16, 2013
Lovely dress..
Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits slightly large, great to move in, hides a newly postpartum belly.. Customer service was top notch..
M
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6334
Dec 30, 2012
Simple and Flattering
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Camouflages everything you want to hide and really makes your boobs look great! Very simple, easy and comfortable!
Maddy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6343
Nov 12, 2012
All night, my date was telling me how amazing I looked -- and I believed him!
Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was worried from other reviews that the dress was going to be huge, but it actually fit perfectly. I'm tall, so with 3" heels the dress just barely touched the floor. Ties in the back are long but really helped to keep the dress up and under control. A backless bra (or no bra) is a must.
Jasmine
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 2323
Nov 5, 2012
Dress fit well and was great for the ball I attended.
Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was a bit loose on me due to some recent weight loss. I recommended using a sticky bra or lingerie tape to keep the bust of the dress intact. The dress does run a bit long, but since I'm super short I always wear 8" plus heels to make up for my height. I was very pleased with the purchase and will be renting again.
sloane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 200 lbs
Canonical User Type: 9333
Oct 23, 2012
beautiful, simple and original dress
Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
absolutely loved this dress. i wore it for my schools senior assembly dance, and was complimented all night. very happy to not be those girls who had others show up in their same dress. i wore heels for pictures and changed into flats for the dance. both shoes were ok with the dress length, neither making it awkward. i had to use a small amount of fashion tape on the chest area, but that was more precaution than necessity. overall, great rental
Katie
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 9343
Oct 17, 2012
I loved having a classic dress with a chic twist with the golden belt!
Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I thought it was pretty loose for being a 12, but I loved it anyway! It was super comfortable and stylish!
Gabrielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 7434
Oct 16, 2012
Beautiful, stunning and flattering dress! :)
Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to my sorority formal, it was beautiful and flattering and comfortable. My fave RTR dress I have rented so far!
Hannah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4224
Oct 9, 2012
I felt so gorgeous in this dress.
Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress for my prom. It runs a bit large and quite long. I'm 5'3" and I wore 5 1/2 inch heels and the regular was good. When I tried on the long dress there was way too much fabric. I ended up wearing a 4R but a 2R or even 0R would have fit better, it was quite lose around my ribs. The gold band ended up being more of a bronze color. Also up close I could tell the dress had been worn quite a few times but it was still beautiful.
Leanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 6333
Sep 25, 2012
Great gold accent
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Thank goodness that RTR gives you 2 sizes to choose from, the 8 was way too big and the 6 fit closer to size, with room to spare. The gold belt spices up the dress and the neckline its the perfect length. If this goes on sale I'd buy it in a heartbeat!
Cara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7334
Sep 20, 2012
Comfortable and classy
Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit great, felt great, and looked great! The material is loose and stretchy so definitely order down a size. I had trouble finding a bra that would go with this dress. I eventually bought a backless/strapless sticky bra that worked great, no other bra will work. The dress was perfect for senior ball, black and gold kept it formal and classy!
Alexis
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6232
Jun 22, 2012
I felt like a goddess, such a gorgeous dress and everyone noticed.
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for my Senior Ball and I fell in love with it. It fits like a glove and hits in all the right places. I honestly never felt prettier in any other gown. It was the perfect mix of classic, elegance and interest (the back is gorgeous). Definitely rent this dress for a formal event, you wont be disappointed (and you will most likely want to size down, it runs very big, but confidence boost!)
Jacqui
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4333
Feb 10, 2012
I felt like the most beautiful girl in the room - I'll definitely be using RTR again!
Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
this dress was my backup dress, but I ended up liking it more than the one I had intended on wearing! it is sleek and comfortable, and it looked great with my date's military uniform. the V-neck is pretty revealing, but it really is a beautiful dress! i love the back as well. i'll definitely be renting again!
Alexandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4333
Feb 8, 2012
I loved the dress and I will definitely use RTR again in the future!
Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fit perfectly! I was very comfortable all evening and received many compliments. It was a little too long, but a 4R was not available.
Marisa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 4423
Jan 9, 2012
When I first tried on the dress, I got a lot of ooh's and ahh's from my family! Thanks RTR!
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress was beautiful! There is padding in the chest area that really assists for some nice cleavage! The only complaint I had was that the sequins were sort of a dull bronze color, and I had hoped that they would be more of a gold color! Awesome dress for a formal event!
Bethany
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6544
Dec 12, 2011
The dress was perfect - and I loved that all I had to do was toss it in an envelope when I was done!
Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5'11" and one of those poor people with a small upper body and big lower body. This dress, however, fit me perfectly! I got an 8 in a LONG length and was still able to pull it off with 3 1/2" heels! I am a D cup and the top fit well - if I was DD, it would have fit even better! LOL I am a 10 on the bottom - but with the 8, it still fit perfectly. One word of caution - the band under the chest is NOT A SHINY GOLD! It's more of an antiqued gold...or even a bronze.
Nancy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6533
Apr 8, 2014
This dress was beautiful in person!
Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was actually my back up dress for a military ball. Because both dresses fit, I let my date choose which one I would wear. He made the perfect choice! It was classy and comfortable. The pictures really don't do it justice. I'm small breasted and would have fit better had I been a little larger in that area, but that's what most of the said so I was warned!
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Canonical User Type: 8543
Apr 3, 2014
The gold waistline makes this dress very flattering.
Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress, very comfortable and very flattering. But I wasn't quite sure what to do with the string in the back. I couldn't figure out how to make it look like the model's dress.
Monica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3533
Mar 26, 2014
Felt gorgeous - even at 28 weeks pregnant!
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
[Disclaimer: At the time I wore this dress, I was 28 weeks pregnant and weighed 154 lbs.] When the dress I'd originally ordered for a black-tie wedding didn't work out, Rent the Runway overnighted me a couple of back-up dresses, including this one. Even at 28 weeks pregnant, this dress fit beautifully, and accommodated my baby bump perfectly. It was not only gorgeous, but comfortable as well. I'd recommend this dress to anyone!
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Canonical User Type: 2433
Feb 28, 2014
Didn't end up wearing it, Too Long
Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm not sure why I ordered a 0L because I'm definitely a petite at 5'4, but the dress was really pretty but too long for me. it was a bit tight around the chest where it zippers and the boob part has cups which is nice, so you dont need a bra. i wish i could have worn this dress because it's gorgeous and comfortable besides!
Molly
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 5334
Jan 29, 2014
Perfect NYE Dress!
Size worn: 6P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was great. It's definitely good for busty women-- I have a small waist and big bust (32F) and this dress showed off both assets. I took a gamble and only ordered the 6P because they were out of the 6 regular, but it worked perfectly. Wore it to a formal New Year's Eve party. Got so many compliments! I would highly recommend.
Sharon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5524
Jul 30, 2013
Not just another black dress.
Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Glam, comfortable, and understated, while still standing out in the crowd. Loved it!
Ashley
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6533
Jul 5, 2013
Beautiful and slimming!!
Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I felt absolutely beautiful in this dress. My boyfriend loved it too. It was very slimming and comfortable. I would recommend this dress to anyone. Thanks!
Caroline
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Canonical User Type: 3333
Feb 6, 2013
Great for a deb ball!
Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved it!
Juliana
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Dec 10, 2012
It was so easy.
Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress has a flattering shape. There were some loose sequins and the bust was very large. I am small on top, but it was exceptionally large for a size small. I thought the dress was okay but the other dress was amazing!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7534
Dec 5, 2012
Wish I owned this dress!
Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for a black tie wedding after receiving two other dresses that just didn't work. I couldn't have felt better in this one, though. Great fit, super flattering to someone who's not stick thin and loved the cleavage! The fabric was thick, but not in a way that made me feel that I was carrying around a heavy dress - just enough to make it forgiving.
michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Oct 26, 2012
Perfect for Expectant Mamas!
Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is perfect for pregnant women. Due to availability, I had to order a long. I am 5'5 and had 3 inch heels... STILL WAY TOO LONG. I normally wear a 2R, but sized up because of my belly. Size 4 was perfect at 34 weeks pregnant. This dress made me feel sexy and slim at 8 and 1/2 months pregnant. :)
Rhm
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5633
Oct 17, 2012
Just ok
Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Not special or different enough for me, but still nice.
elizabeth
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 7533
Oct 15, 2012
When a very glam sister of the bride exclaimed, "Look at you!"
Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was great, all the foundations were built right in. The cons were that I had to steam the gown, and it was too long.
Ema
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 7533
Oct 11, 2012
The customer service was awesome and the dress was prettier in person.
Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was alittle big but not enough to order a size down; however the there is a tie in the back that helped keep the breasts in place. The length was just right as I am 5'7 and wore 4" inch heels. The dress skimmed the floor. I danced the night away in this dress at my friend's wedding.
JG
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6533
Oct 11, 2012
Gorgeous! I can't wait to rent this again!
Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I didn't end up wearing this dress but I loved it! Flattering and comfortable. Def need one of those sticky strapless/backless bras. The sequins are more muted gold. I can't wait to rent it again and wear it!!
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