Sequin Trim Empire Gown

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Stylist Notes

This gorgeous Robert Rodriguez Black Label gown is trimmed with sequins to ensure you sparkle your evening away.

Size & Fit

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''.)

Product Details

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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65 reviews
Fit
Large
(24)
True to Size
(40)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
November 30, 2010
Great dress, a little long for me but it falls really nicely. Really comfortable even though you can't wear a bra. The only issue I had was that the zipper was really difficult to do.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
June 6, 2011
This dress was great. Heeded other reviews and ordered a size 2 rather than my usual 4 and it fit well. Also was the perfect length for me while wearing 3 inch heels. Couldn't wear a bra with it but for me it was not neccessary as the top has a good amount of padding.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
September 13, 2011
Too long, but beautiful.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
September 19, 2011
I loved this dress! Elegant and chic yet comfortable too. The 8L fit me to a tee and the length was perfect with 3in. heels.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
September 30, 2011
I'm 5'4" about 165 lbs and I rented this dress for the Emmy's. It was great! The gold sequins is more of a brassy color that bright gold. I read reviews saying it ran big so I ordered the size 8 & 10. I'm a D cup and both the 8 and 10 fit. I wore the 10 because the gold sequins on the 8 was a bit snug on my rib cage. The 10 was comfortable, but was still a tag big in the top. Was definitely flattering on my figure, being a heavier athletic build. Was good quality, but does run big. Do not rent if you have a small bust.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
October 31, 2011
This dress just wasn't what I'd hoped it would be. The material just felt a little cheap and the gold band looked the same. The fit was ok but I felt the draping didn't look very good with my body type. As for length, for my height (5'10"), the long is definitely the way to go.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
November 2, 2011
I got the 12 long and it was a bit too big for me. However, not sure if it's because I lost weight (major workout program right now) or it runs large. The long is very long, so at 5'8" and 5 inch heels, I was still afraid to trip on the dress. So I held it up all night. The bodice looked huge too, thought I would have to buy cutlets to fill it out, however, it fit great without and I was never worried about a "peep" show. On the hanger the dress looks ok, but once I put it on, it looked AMAZING!
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
November 2, 2011
Beautiful dress but it ran a little big. Also the zipper was broken in the size that fit best. RTR credited my account quickly but had to find a new dress on REALLY short notice for a black tie event. Not fun.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
November 14, 2011
Get a size or 2 smaller
This is a beautiful dress and was flattering on me and I imagine it would be on virtually any figure. It doesn't need to fit perfectly because of the nature of the cut, but it runs large. I wear a size 12 or 14 normally and rented a size 8. It was tight in the waist band, but everywhere else fit perfectly. It was also very long, which is nice because I'm 5'10", but I had to wear 5 inch heels so I wouldn't trip on it! I would definitly recommend it.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 14, 2011
Too BIG
The chat stylist advised me to go with a 12R after giving my measurements. Well, this dress runs BIG! Even in 4" heels, the dress length was a little too long, but it was the fit that bothered me. It was like 2 sizes too big, so renters BEWARE:) Other than that, it was pretty. I didn't wear it to the U.S. MARINE CORPS Ball due to it being huge on me, had to send it back.
SloaneAugust 18, 2015
The 2L. And, like I said, I don't like my shoes to show. If that doesn't bother you, it would probably be okay.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 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!
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.
AGDecember 13, 2011
I ordered the same dress for this weekend, can't wait to wear it! Looks great!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
January 9, 2012
When I first tried on the dress, I got a lot of ooh's and ahh's from my family! Thanks RTR!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
January 26, 2012
love
this was my backup dress and although I didn't end up wearing it, I will totally rent it again. It fit true to size and it simple but super elegant.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
February 8, 2012
I loved the dress and I will definitely use RTR again in the future!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 10, 2012
I felt like the most beautiful girl in the room - I'll definitely be using RTR again!
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!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
February 18, 2012
Praise the Lord that it fit!
I got invited to a Mardi Gras Ball and had to order this beautiful dress 1 week before the event. It came Thursday and we left Friday. It fit great! I wore a 8L. I'm 5' 8" with long legs and big boobs. I normally wear a 6 or an 8 in dresses and the 8 fit fine. Was a little revealing for my liking but if you tie the back strings tight then it covers more skin. I felt great in it!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152lbs
June 22, 2012
I felt like a goddess, such a gorgeous dress and everyone noticed.
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!)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 20, 2012
Comfortable and classy
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!
KeivaJanuary 23, 2013
Hi!! was the dress long enough for you? We are the same height and I was wondering if i need the long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
September 25, 2012
Great gold accent
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
October 11, 2012
The customer service was awesome and the dress was prettier in person.
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.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
October 17, 2012
I loved having a classic dress with a chic twist with the golden belt!
I thought it was pretty loose for being a 12, but I loved it anyway! It was super comfortable and stylish!
KeivaJanuary 23, 2013
What size do you normally wear?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 17, 2012
Just ok
Not special or different enough for me, but still nice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
October 26, 2012
Perfect for Expectant Mamas!
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. :)
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
November 5, 2012
Dress fit well and was great for the ball I attended.
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.
VICTORIANovember 5, 2013
aww oohrah
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 5, 2012
Wish I owned this dress!
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.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 10, 2012
It was so easy.
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!
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 16, 2013
Lovely dress..
Fits slightly large, great to move in, hides a newly postpartum belly.. Customer service was top notch..
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 22, 2013
Wore it to Presidential Inaugural ball-husband loved it & it compared favorably to any dress there!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 27, 2013
I felt like a princess in this beautiful dress!
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.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
January 28, 2013
SO EASY! gorgeous dress, great for a formal!
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.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 3, 2013
I fell in love with the dress a year earlier and I was so happy to finally wear it.
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!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 6, 2013
Great for a deb ball!
Loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 8, 2013
Enjoyed the dress and the evening
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.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
March 30, 2013
I loved this dress! Tons of compliments!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 30, 2013
Not just another black dress.
Glam, comfortable, and understated, while still standing out in the crowd. Loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 27, 2014
Really comfy, and no need for a bra!
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 :)
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Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
January 29, 2014
Perfect NYE Dress!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 156lbs
February 16, 2014
My first military ball and this dress saved the day!
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!
AndreaApril 8, 2014
What size did you end up wearing?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 28, 2014
Didn't end up wearing it, Too Long
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
March 26, 2014
Felt gorgeous - even at 28 weeks pregnant!
[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!
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