Temperley London

Black Pepper Dress

$40 rental
$980 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Fit 'n flare in style in this avant-garde full skirt dress by Temperley London. Perfect for daytime chic or dressed up for evening wear! Shown here with Whiting and Davis’ Gold Mesh Glam Clutch and Lulu Frost’s Gold Drift Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust but may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
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 up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust but may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Product Details

Navy stretch jacquard (59% acetate, 41%nylon). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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29 reviews

Fit
Small 5
True to Size 19
Large 2
Photos 16
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Dec 9, 2012

Perfect black dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This is a great dress. I wore it to a holiday party, and got a ton of compliments on it all night. In terms of length, I am 5'9" and wore 3 inch heels and it came to about my knees or a little longer. It was really a perfect fit. It hugged in all the right areas, and flowed in all the right areas. I'd definitely recommend it.
brooke
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Dec 17, 2012

Really pretty - but not a stand out

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
RTR sent me this dress because the original dress (a little respect dress) wasn't available.This dress is really pretty! Nothing bad to say except that it wasn't outstanding. It was a tad conservative for the event I was going to, almost a bit matronly. I'm tall and this dress hit right below the knee. The top fit BEAUTIFULLY but the skirt was almost TOO full. The fabric is wonderful though, really really nice and luxurious. It is thick and silky with a subtle weave pattern to it.
Eileen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Apr 25, 2013

Customer service #1

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
this was not my taste, but I think it would work really well for a more formal work/church function. I really appreciate Janna, the sytlist that offered options for me when my dress was not available. Great customer service!
Anna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 2, 2013

Perfect navy alternative to the classic LBD.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit like a glove. Deep dark navy blue. Great for Fall/Winter.
Mary E
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Nov 27, 2013

Night at the opera

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I walked into the RTR at Henri Bendel to rent a dress as part of my birthday celebration to wear to the Met. Chelsea was great and this was one of her selections for me and the one I ultimately chose. Fitted on top through the waist, a tiny bit tight in the bust but not enough to size up. I wore my regular 8. The full circle skirt felt very comfortable and appropriate for my event. This was my 1st RTR rental and I would rent this dress again.
Tenisha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Dec 11, 2013

Our on campus trunk show was so much fun!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The dress fit a bit small in the arms, but was a good fit overall. It's very elegant and formfitting at the midsection, and comes to a nice length above the knee. Loved it!
Lauren
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 30, 2013

I loved the classy look of this dress. It fit like a glove, and I felt beautiful in it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered a size 4 to wear but it was extremely tight in the arms, and the dress wouldn't even zip up. Thankfully I got the optional complementary dress in a size 6. I thought the dress was black from the pictures on the website, but in person it almost likes like a blue color so it didn't match exactly with the black shawl I bought to wear with it. It all worked out though!
Nemi
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 31, 2014

This was sent as a back up dress. Great fabric and fit!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was sent as a back up dress. Although I was NOT happy that the dress I wanted to wear was not available, this dress had great material, was very twirly. (Perfect for dancing) And I was very pleased with it. I got many compliments. The dress went a little past my knee.
jacquetta
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 2, 2014

The Michelle Obama of LBDs; flattering, elegant, and shows your best assets beautifully.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
A little tight around the arm holes for those of us with developed arms, but not uncomfortable. The bust looks amazing; I wore a minimizer, but you could wear any bra and it will not show-any bra. The skirt has a great swing to it and shows well on the dance floor. The skirt lining is a nice weight for colder climes. The top emphasizes a trim waist and elongates the figure if you are hourglass or pear. No spanx needed, just stand tall. The material makes this dress standout, the pattern is subtle and the cut gives it a more high end look than the usual LBD. I wish I owned this dress and that it came in more colors. I will rent this again. Great for petites if you can commit to 3"+ heels.
Lindsay
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 23, 2014

Classic!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a formal event and was very happy with it! A navy blue dress was a nice break from my usual LBDs and the pattern added texture and interest. As with most UK designers, I found the sizing to run small - I could not zip the size 2 up past my shoulders - thank goodness for the second size. This cut is very flattering and it's nice to not have to worry about Spanx or visible panty lines with this type of silhouette. I added a statement necklace and black heels to complete my outfit.
Gillian
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 24, 2014

Sent it back.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Sent it back as it hit my legs in a weird spot.
Abby
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 1, 2014

Pretty dress, nice fabric.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Arms are tight. Nice length, comfortable.
Vjosa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 21, 2014

Beautiful fit. Great fabric. Amazing customer service.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
True to size. Amazing fabric. Very classy.
jackie
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 22, 2014

Loved it

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Got two dresses for a wedding in Westechester NY. I loved the give and take of the dress and it even swished when my date pushed me around on the dance floor. Definitely a must rent
Carol
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
May 12, 2014

Graduation was a important day for me and the dress complimented the evening.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress fit me like a glove! I received many compliments and questions about where I got the dress. I loved the length of the dress and how it flowed.
fashonista
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
May 19, 2014

Perfect dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is sooo perfect! I felt like a million bucks and got tons of compliments. It did fit beautifully but I had to add a wide belt because it seemed to cut me off in the waist which made my torso shorter but the belt made it much better.
Malaika
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
May 20, 2014

Loved it and it was perfect for my engagement shoot

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
flattering cut.
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 5, 2014

I got many compliments on this dress! Perfectly elegant for an early summer wedding.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fabric was so much more detailed in person than the photos show. The 8 fit me but I felt more comfortable in the 10 so I went with the bigger size.
RA
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Jul 30, 2014

Pre shopping at Bendels was awesome

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I had the advantage of pre selecting this dress at Bendels in NYC. Dress and 2 others arrived as promised (just needed a little steam to unwrinkle) I was completely thrilled with process and even the other dress options would have been okay.... Never thought I would do this but I'm a believer for sure and will rent again and again and again!!
Hallie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 7, 2014

Very classy and beautifully made dress.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Pros - gorgeous material, classy but flattering cut for a more conservative event. Cons - arms were really tight. I usually wear a 4 and sized up to 6 because of the arms. Even so, it was still tight and slightly uncomfortable. Size up and this is a beautiful dress. Perfectly paired with a statement necklace.
Sylvia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 5, 2014

Great dress, fun night!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress. It really made me feel like a lady. Classic dress, great fit that ran true to size and I received so many compliments! Thank you RTR!
Mallory
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Oct 25, 2014

Classy LBD.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
High Quality Dress, very classy!
Ellen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 31, 2014

A Miss

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I was excited about this dress, but overall I found it to be a bit "frumpy". Not the dress for me.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 7, 2014

Amazing fabric and cut!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
The amazing detail of this dress wasn't really picked up on other pictures from my night, hence the trusty selfie. This dress rocked. The fabric was so soft and luxe, and the longer length and sharp design of the dress produced a look that was feminine but strong. It was fairly wrinkled when it arrived, but they came out quickly with a steamer. It was a bit long waisted to me, which cause it to bow out along the zipper if my posture started to go downhill. Was a really minor issue though. Absolutely loved this one!!!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Bust size: 36C
Dec 21, 2014

A Timeless Look

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Other
This dress was perfect for a solo I had with a symphony. It's elegant, classy, creates a timeless look. I had so many compliments. It runs true to size. I have a more athletic body so I don't usually have the best hourglass figure, but this dress brought out my best. Definitely would rent this dress again and again.
BD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 30, 2014

Nice dress, just a bit long on me

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Party
Loved the dress. It was just very long on me so I went with something else.
Chantay
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 19, 2015

-compliments all night! works great with silver earrrings and necklace

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
a little tight around the bust, slimming effect on mid section, and loved the flowy skirt section of the dress!
Kristen
Age: 37
Feb 1, 2015

Arrived early on Friday, so I had enough time to find accessories. Great experience!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
This was the perfect dress for my build. I have a small waist and bigger hips. I received so many compliments. The quality of this dress was outstanding and I loved the small detail of it, too. I was very comfortable in it.
MKS
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Mar 2, 2015

Fantastic and fun dress.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very nice dress - perfect fit. Big full skirt and pockets are great for a night out.
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