Sonia Rykiel

Ying To The Yang Dress

$30 rental
$635 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Day or night, this Sonia Rykiel dress is the perfect LBD! Conservative on top, yet leggy on the bottom, it's the perfect mix!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8; L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, 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 down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8; L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black knit (69% viscose, 25% polyamide, 6% elasthanne). Long sleeves. Scoop neckline with cut out detail. A-line skirt. Unlined. 39” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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29 reviews

Fit
Small 3
True to Size 22
Large 1
Photos 6
Jennifer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 5, 2012

Very comfortable and great shape

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was a little warm for Texas fall because of the thick material, but overall a great dress.
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 9, 2012

Simple yet sexy

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fit like a glove and I loved the pockets! It is very flattering in the mid section area. The only downside is that I had to wear a strapless bra so straps could not be seen through the decorative holes in the dress...really no big deal though. I loved the dress and would have gladly bought it! Classic and great wardrobe staple.
kd_ring
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 12, 2012

Comfortable, elegant, flattering!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Got this dress as a replacement for one that became unavailable, and I absolutely LOVED it. The cutouts are sexy in an understated way, the fit was incredibly flattering, and the pockets were fabulous. You *may* have to wear a strapless bra, but I was able to just scootch my left bra strap over a bit for it not to show through the cutout. Perfect for my company's Holiday Party - conservative but still really chic, fun, and comfortable! Would love to own this one.
Anne
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Dec 17, 2012

Great dress!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit me great. Once I got passed the fact that a little clevage was showing - I was comfortable all night in it! Great sophisticated look! Would rent it again!
Krystal
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143 lbs
Dec 24, 2012

Easy to wear and extremely comfortable!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Rented this dress for a friend's 30th birthday and received so many compliments! The fit was perfect and I paired it up with some black tights and suede booties. The long sleeves were perfect for this time of year :) One thing, I had to make sure my bra strap was off to the side enough so it wouldn't show but you can also wear a strapless. PLUS this has POCKETS! Every dress should come with pockets!
Kristi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 16, 2013

A bit on the casual side

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was VERY comfortable, however I didn't wear it as it was a bit more casual looking then I wanted.
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 7, 2013

fun, comfortable dress

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress was great for a night out for dinner and drinks. I got the XS and small and the small was the winner. I liked all the details from the cut outs at the top, to the 3/4 sleeves, to the pockets (love actually!!), to the pleating in the tummy area which provided a little extra 'wiggle room' for dessert!
Margot
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Great dress when you need to be conservative without being dowdy

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this to a fundraising event held by my husband's company. The dress was young and fun, while being conservative enough to wear for a serious night. The material is very stretchy, so there's a lot of give in all the areas you'd want it (chest, belly, hips)
Denise
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 25, 2013

Dress for a person with a small chest and is very skinny!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Not for a women with a big chest! And it doesn't look pretty on. I did not wear it .
robin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Mar 6, 2013

Wonderful LBD - just a little different from the rest of the pack

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress. Wore it to a school fundraiser. It was the right balance of looking great while not looking like I was trying too hard. I got lots of compliments, even a couple of days later. This is a dress I would consider buying since it is very versatile.
Sheila
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Jun 17, 2013

Love this dress wish I could buy it.

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Bra strap showed but I just let the strap slip down my shoulder so it didnt show. Very flattering dress even if you have a bit of a tummy.
May
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Body type: Pear
Sep 13, 2013

Great dress!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Classic yet different. Very versatile. Can dress it up or down. Best for slightly cooler weather.
Sandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 10, 2013

Love love this dress. It super comfortable and it skims your curves without being tight.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It's a bit warm so its best for the fall or winter.
Shar
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 23, 2013

Great dress

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is very unique. Fabric is heavy and would be warm. Great for late fall, winter. It has some give in the waist because of pleats so can hide a little bit of belly. It has pockets which is awesome. The sleeves were very form fitting. The side cut out shows a bra strap so a convertible or stapless is necessary. The center cutout is very low and shows significant cleavage on a busty girl. I was going to a conservative event so I could not wear it because of that.
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 131 lbs
Dec 17, 2013

Okay for a formal event

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had a holiday party/dinner to attend to and I wanted something formal that would keep me warm. This dress will definitely keep you warm...very warm. If you plan to do any dancing this may not be the dress to get. I ordered both a small and medium and because I am smaller on my top half the small seemed to be the better fit. I have a small bust so I'm not so sure how comfortable someone with a bigger bust would be in this dress as I found it to be quite snug at top. I also wore it with a strapless bra so I had no issues with straps showing through the holes. Quite frankly I didn't think there was anything special about this dress but it was good enough for the event I needed it for.
L
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 88 lbs
Apr 1, 2014

Nice Black Dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I didn't wear but not because of anything having to do with the dress. At the last minute, the event I'd rented it for changed to much more casual attire. This is one of those black dresses everyone either has or needs. With the sleeves, it's fairly conservative, but its openings help convey the message of some personality/spunk. The dress seemed a little worn - not overly noticeable to others but enough to where you'd look like you chose a dress from your closet. I say this because we all have times we want to wear a nice dress but don't want to appear as if we felt compelled to buy something new for the occasion. Since I always look for 00 or clothes that run small, with this being slightly big on me, I'd say it fits true to size. In addition, it's an easy style to wear and quite flattering.
Allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jun 2, 2014

Perfect dress, spectacular fit, classy and unique

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This is the best dress I've rented from RTR; if I could purchase it I would. It fit perfectly and was just right for my work's holiday party. It's classy but also unique and slightly sexy with the cutouts at the neck. I felt incredibly comfortable which is rare when I am dressed up. I received so many compliments!
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 12, 2014

Sexy and comfortable

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Wish I could have kept this one. Fit was perfect and flattering.
kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 10, 2014

This dress is awesome!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented the M and L, since i'm 6 months postpartum and so body is still fluctuating. The L fit my hips a lot better than the M, which was a little tighter, so i'm glad i ordered it. This dress feels FABULOUS on. The fabric is a little thicker, but I don't think that it's too heavy, at least not in air conditioning. I like the little bit of gathered panel in the front, as it hides any kind of potential pooch you might have (or it just allows you to eat without worrying you'll look like you have a food baby!).
Alison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 26, 2014

Classic look with subtle flare.

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Tons of compliments in this comfortable LBD. I rented this for a rehearsal dinner and it was perfect for the occasion- classy and elegant. Fabric has a bit of stretch, but not clingy which made me even more confident in my look.
Sara
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105 lbs
Nov 9, 2014

Classy, comfortable, and sexy! Wonderful combination! I want to buy it! Love the pockets and fabric.

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for a work awards dinner. I wanted to look professional but since the attire for this event was "cocktail" also I wanted something that had a little bit of an edge. The cutouts are perfect. They are high enough so you feel well covered but they give it a different look instead of just being another black dress. The fabric is thick and the sleeves were a great length. I have very long arms and they were the perfect 3/4 length. I loved the dress and am already thinking about renting it again for an event next weekend.
Maureen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 17, 2014

Fun details on a cold weather dress

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress had a unique flair with the cut-outs on the chest. Comfortable dress for a cold night.
Laurel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 19, 2014

An OK LBD

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Liked the front detail, but the fullness in the front made a bit of a pooch that wasn't the most flattering.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 20, 2014

Beautiful and unique on top, awkward-fitting on bottom

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is pretty and elegant and was great for my Mom's birthday party. I didn't feel "stunning" like several of the other dresses I have rented previously from RTR. This dress had a lot of extra room in the stomach and hips (I have narrow hips) and would be great for someone trying to conceal that area.
Taylor
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 6, 2015

Erogenous zone, not androgynous zone :D

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Show a little bit of sexy clavicle with this sexy/cute dress. It's very warm so it worked well for a late December Chicago evening. I will say that I don't think the dry cleaning was done well on this one as the underarms seemed to have a slightly pungent smell emanating from the fabric. Maybe make sure to take it out of the package right when you get it to double check.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 17, 2015

Very comfortable!

Size worn: S
Rented for: Party
This dress was warm and comfortable for a winter party. I liked the pocket but they made the dress stick out and my hips looked wider. The circles were lower than they look in the picture and I had to wear a strapless bra. They recommend getting a size smaller as a backup but I think if I rented again I would actually get the medium as backup.
RTR Customer
Feb 9, 2015

Slimming and warm cocktail dress

Size worn: L
Rented for: Party
This dress was very flattering on my pear shape. I am 160ish, 5'6, and the L fit well. It was definitely pretty small in the top. I wouldn't pick this dress if you are big on top. The bottom of the dress is pretty form fitting, but it has nice seams and the cut is forgiving. This dress is perfect for a winter cocktail party when you don't want to be over or underdressed.
Helena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

Pretty dress, just not for me

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Ordered the large based on reviews and the dress was still too tight for me. The sleeves were too tight and constricting. Even with a Nubra, the tightness of the top made me look flat chested (I'm a 38DD for reference) from the side and shmoosed together and lewd from the front. The keyhole that should've sat just above my cleavage sat directly over it, no longer giving it that classically modest sexy look. The odd pleating where the top and bottom are stitched together at the front gave the impression I was pregnant due to the puckering. Also, due to the tightness in the back of the dress, it made fat rolls where there weren't any.
Karen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Mar 1, 2015

A conservative but fun dress for a winter fundraiser

Size worn: XS
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm pear shaped, so I had a hard time deciding which size to wear. The XS was perfect on top, but tight on the bottom. The S gave me more room on the bottom, but swallowed me up top. I went for the XS and spent the whole night adjusting my dress to get it to sit correctly. I did love the cutout detail and my husband thought the dress was figure flattering. It was also a nice choice for a winter fundraising event. It felt conservative, but still a little fun.
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