Black Pepper Dress

$30 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".)

Size Chart

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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34 reviews
Fit
Large2
True to Size23
Small5
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 11, 2015
Interesting texture
I got this as a backup but did not wear it. I had to steam it when it arrived bc the fabric lent itself to wrinkling easily. I liked the dress tho, it was a fun twist on a LBD. I wouldn't rent it again as it was not very flattering on me. I have a small waist and big hips and it just didn't look quite right.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
September 29, 2015
I loved this dress.
The skirt is full and beautiful. The fabric is thick and textured. It was awesome. I wanted to keep it. It is perfect for women with tinier waists and full hips and butts. LOVE this dress.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 19, 2015
Too Long for someone 5/3!
Didn't wear it...below the knee for someone 5/3. Too much dress -- might be good for a MUCH older person that wants to be extremely conservative (I'm 35).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 9, 2015
Classic dress that I didn't want to take off!
I ordered the size 4 which is my normal size. It fit my frame perfectly though was a tad snug on the top portion. As others have pointed out the arm holes are very small which is along the same line as the bust area which was tight but not uncomfortable. Take this into consideration and size up if you are bigger in these areas. The 6 wasn't available when I ordered this one so I can't compare.The fabric is thick which means you can't see through it at all if the light is behind you. The lower half is just so darn fabulous in that it flows, has movement when you walk and just lays beautifully all the way around. And an added bonus: you can wear your normal undergarments! No magic, convertible undergarments needed! My photo is from the end of the night and you can see, perhaps, that there are no wrinkles! Can't wait to rent this dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
April 14, 2015
Beautiful fun dress
I loved this dress! It fit great and was really comfortable. I wore it to a work event so wanted something conservative but still fun and elegant and this dress was exactly that. I wore the 6 and it was a little tight in the arms but I thought it was more flattering than the 8. I am 5' 10" and this dress hit right at the knee.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
March 2, 2015
Fantastic and fun dress.
Very nice dress - perfect fit. Big full skirt and pockets are great for a night out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
February 1, 2015
Arrived early on Friday, so I had enough time to find accessories. Great experience!
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.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 19, 2015
-compliments all night! works great with silver earrrings and necklace
a little tight around the bust, slimming effect on mid section, and loved the flowy skirt section of the dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 30, 2014
Nice dress, just a bit long on me
Loved the dress. It was just very long on me so I went with something else.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Bust size: 36C
December 21, 2014
A Timeless Look
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 7, 2014
Amazing fabric and cut!
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!!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 31, 2014
A Miss
I was excited about this dress, but overall I found it to be a bit "frumpy". Not the dress for me.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
October 25, 2014
Classy LBD.
High Quality Dress, very classy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 5, 2014
Great dress, fun night!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 7, 2014
Very classy and beautifully made dress.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
July 30, 2014
Pre shopping at Bendels was awesome
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!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 5, 2014
I got many compliments on this dress! Perfectly elegant for an early summer 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.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
May 20, 2014
Loved it and it was perfect for my engagement shoot
flattering cut.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 19, 2014
Perfect dress!
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.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
May 12, 2014
Graduation was a important day for me and the dress complimented the evening.
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.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
April 22, 2014
Loved it
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
April 21, 2014
Beautiful fit. Great fabric. Amazing customer service.
True to size. Amazing fabric. Very classy.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 1, 2014
Pretty dress, nice fabric.
Arms are tight. Nice length, comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 24, 2014
Sent it back.
Sent it back as it hit my legs in a weird spot.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
February 23, 2014
Classic!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 2, 2014
The Michelle Obama of LBDs; flattering, elegant, and shows your best assets beautifully.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 31, 2014
This was sent as a back up dress. Great fabric and fit!
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
December 30, 2013
I loved the classy look of this dress. It fit like a glove, and I felt beautiful in it!
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!
DebraFebruary 20, 2014
very strange as the other customers say it is black and on the description says it is black too....but yours looks blue.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
December 11, 2013
Our on campus trunk show was so much fun!
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!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
November 27, 2013
Night at the opera
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 2, 2013
Perfect navy alternative to the classic LBD.
Fit like a glove. Deep dark navy blue. Great for Fall/Winter.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
April 25, 2013
Customer service #1
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
December 17, 2012
Really pretty - but not a stand out
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
December 9, 2012
Perfect black dress
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.
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