Thakoon

Black Bustle Bombshell Dress

$272 to buy
Final sale, like new condition
Stylist Notes

Feel beautiful and breathtaking in this memorable style by Thakoon. Great for a formal wedding, anniversary, or black tie event.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup size - low back should be worn with a NuBra, bra back converter, or no bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs narrow so consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra, bra back converter, or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9". )

Product Details

Black silk tafetta (100% silk). Boat neckline. Cap sleeves. Deep v-back with oversized bow. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 36'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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38 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(23)
Small
(7)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
November 6, 2015
The dress was so chic and I loved the low back
I loved the dress, however one of the snaps on the back of the dress kept coming undone when I would sit down which was a aggravating because I had to keep going to the restroom to fix it. Overall the fit was great, I definitely would still wear it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 22, 2015
Such a fun and edgy LBD!
Great fit, super flattering on my arms. The material is great too, takes wrinkles well. Got so many compliments on how unique the dress is, love the back!! If only the snap in the back would stay put.Zipper has been tugged on too many times by other renters, making it difficult to zip all the way, which impacts whether or not the snap stays snapped.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 8, 2015
Love this dress!!
Got this as a backup & actually wore it because of how great it was! Stunning back & love the high neckline. Makes the dress a little more formal.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
May 5, 2015
Classic with a twist!
I would describe my style as classic with an edge and this dress fit that description perfectly! I wore it to a benefit that I was volunteering for so I wanted to look professional but still maintain my signature style, so the conservative front paired with the low back fit the bill. I paired it with a leather tassel necklace and a funky cuff to make the look more modern, but you could make it equally Jackie O. with pearls. I found that it fit true to size- I went with my usual 0 and it fit wonderfully if a little loose- and appreciated that the ruching along the waistline prevented it from looking boxy. It was very comfortable to wear but as other reviewers have said, the snaps that hold the bustle in place would occasionally pop open if I sat or bent down. Certainly wasn't a deal breaker, though, as I'm already planning to rent this dress again for a fall wedding!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
April 27, 2015
Elegant
Very pretty dress. It is a little snug in the hips and I had a problem with it coming unsnapped in the back when I moved.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
April 24, 2015
Great dress!! Classy but sexy.
I would have given this a 5 but I was disappointed that the size 8 wasn't wearable. The zipper only went up 1/2 way and the buttons would not stay snapped. I went with the 10 which was ok but a little bigger than I would wear. Overall the dress is great, classic look in front with some sexiness and style in the dramatic back. I do think it is time to 'refresh' this one so renters can have a functioning dress at size they want.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
February 6, 2015
Unfortunately wasn't able to wear as it ran small. Although able to fit was nowhere near comfortable
Very different dress, unique, but really liked it! Wish I had been able to wear it!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 19, 2014
Beautiful dress and I loved wearing it.
This dress, for me, was true to size. Other reviews speak of the snaps that would pop open when you sat and I did have the same problem. The party I went to was one where you stand most of the evening so it wasn't that big of a deal. You can't wear a bra with this dress. It has to be a stick on bra.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 3, 2014
Stunning style, but better for straighter girls!
I wore this dress to a black tie gala. I loved the style, especially the dramatic open back. I did steam it a bit to perk up the bustle in back. And you can not wear a traditional bra underneath. The fabric is thick though, so I was able to go bra-less. I had only two issues, the first being that it was definitely cut for girls with less hip than I have (especially after three children in the last 5 years). It was snug in the hips but wearable. Second, the two small snaps connecting the back of the dress kept popping open when I would sit down. This was likely a function of the tight fit, but they are not terribly strong so it may happen to anyone wearing the dress. It was easily remedied by having someone do a few quick whip stiches where the snaps were and they never opened at the event. All in all it was a lovely dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 30, 2014
I felt like a million bucks.
The bow came undone when I bent down, but luckily, in a dress like this everyone else does the heavy lifting. I felt like a combination of Marilyn and Audrey in this dress. Classy but sexy. Great sturdy fabric, true fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
October 15, 2014
Top Hat Fundraiser
Simple but elegant
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38B
October 5, 2014
Absolutely loved the dress and got so many compliments!
It definitely runs small but seemed to loosen up a little as the night went on. The zipper was hard to get up and the snaps didn't stay snapped but it wasn't noticeable. Overall would definitely recommend this dress it was the perfect mix of fun and class for a wedding.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
October 1, 2014
I did not want to take this off at the end of the night
I usually wear a 2 or 4 in dresses, but since designer clothes tend to run a little smaller, I had planned to order a 4 and get 6 as a backup. Right before my delivery date I checked my order and realized I'd ordered a 2 as backup. Certain this wouldn't work, I called RTR. and they shipped a 6 overnight for a nominal cost. The stylist was awesome! Anyway, both the 4 and 6 fit well, but I went with the 6 for the sake of comfort and ease of movement. I agree with the other reviewers that the neckline is strange, but it didn't bother me at all and I think once you walk away from the mirror, it's not that big of a deal, kind of cool even. A statement necklace is a must though. I loved the cut and felt that it flattered me well, even though it was a little pouchy around the stomach. I wore this to an awards dinner for my husband in Southern California where I didn't know anyone in advance so I wanted to look respectable, but stylish. This was the perfect dress! I got tons of complements and I even heard people commenting on it as I walked by (in a good way). My only complaint- and I noticed this in pictures on the website- is that the hem has a crease in it. In fact the whole dress needed some pressing, but the fabric resisted ironing (it's a stiff polyester). But this was not a deal killer. Just a note for the OCD. Loved this dress! Wish I could keep it! Thanks Rent the Runway!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
August 11, 2014
Bridesmaid in a black tie wedding
The dress fit really well...I got a 4 and 6 and went with the 4 because it hugged a little better. The fabric in the stomach was a little loose, which made for a few awkward photos. I loved the open back and the big bow but the dress wasn't as flattering on my body type as I would have hoped!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 8, 2014
An employee at the wedding venue told me the dress was very "Marilyn Monroe".
I read many reviews before deciding to rent this dress. The dress was everything I thought it would be; maybe even more. The back of the dress makes up for the very understated look in the front. The front of the dress definitely calls for a statement necklace. I wore it for a wedding and it was elegant and sexy without being over the top. The only reason I am not giving this dress 5 stars is because the two snaps at the back of the dress kept unsnapping every time I say down, which was quite annoying. Overall, I had a fantastic experience with RTR. Will definitely be renting again.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
June 22, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous dress perfect for a formal affair
Beautiful black fabric that is rouched in the front making it very flattering. Was true to size. The only complaint is the two snap closures closing the dress kept undoing when I sat - could use a safety pin for extra security. Absolutely would keep this dress if I could.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 30, 2014
Unique, chic, gorgeous dress
This was my favorite rental! Beautiful back, rich shiny fabric, totally unique style that stood out. Half conservative half striking/risqué I couldn't have picked a more ME dress. Occasionally the snaps came undone when I sat down but I do have a really long torso I think that's why. I would order up for the backup size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 7, 2014
Like wearing a work of art!
Thakoon is my favorite designer and this dress was a total knock out. The front of the dress is fitted and rouched but the back is the surprise. Fitted with a giant bow and open back this dress was AMAZING!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
September 16, 2013
This dress is SO CHIC
This dress came as a back up for a formal affair after the back up size of my first choice became unavailable. I went with my first choice because it fit perfectly in the one size I was sent, but this dress will stay on my list for future rentals. I think the fit is great - although I could have used a 2 and it's so unique. It needs an impressive necklace as the front comes up so high, I felt it needed something to break up all the fabric.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
July 13, 2013
Classic, elegant dress. I love the back - it's a show stopper.
Fits true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
July 12, 2013
You will feel chic and put-together in this dress
I wore this dress to a college reunion ball. Everyone complimented how elegant my look was. Everything stayed in place even when I danced like crazy. The skirt rides up slightly when sitting but what form-fitting dress doesn't? The fabric is not overly luxurious but certainly doesn't look cheap. It's the silhouette that leaves a mark and the V in the back that makes it stand out. This dress is special and beautiful.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
April 27, 2013
The chicest black dress!
Wore it for a bridesmaid dress, statement back! wedding was featured on wedding style blog http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/05/31/la-jolla-wedding-at-la-valencia-hotel-by-jackie-wonders/#comment-462964
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
March 3, 2013
Great Fit, Original Dress
I got both the 0 and the 2 and went with the 0 because it was a little more fitted in the hips. I have a really straight figure and thought the dress was very flattering because it created the illusion of having curves. I got compliments all night long for this dress. It was a little shorter than I had expected and it fit me closer to mid thigh. My only complaint was that sometimes when I bent over to put my shoes on etc. the back button would pop open because the dress didn't have any give (my guess is that this probably could have been solved by going with a larger size). I wore this dress to a black tie affair and felt it was perfect for the event.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
February 23, 2013
Sophistication in a dress
I really wanted a dress that was formal without being floor-length, and this dress was perfect. It fit in all the right places, I never had to adjust or fuss with anything, and I was comfortable throughout the entire wedding (ceremony, dinner, dancing). I wish I could have kept it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 6, 2013
Sassy booty bow
Gorgeous dress. Fit a little small, but worth jumping up a size. Wore this to a rehearsal dinner and while it seems simple and demure from the front, the bow on the back takes the dress to another level.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2013
Nice Classic black dress
The dress was nice, but it def is not a show stopper. The front is very plain so you you really need to wear a large statement necklace. And I usually always wear a 4 but I definately could have used a 6. It was kind of tight on my thighs and the fabric does not give at all. Also what you can't see from this picture is the dress is actually very short (well for me). The bustle is long but the dress was def. Mid thigh. Sorry I don't have a full length pictures. I got lots a compliments, but I prolly wouldn't rent it again. Prolly better for straigt and narrow shorter person.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 5, 2012
Dramatic back
This dress is really cute in the back but the front is a little plain. I got lots of compliments though. If you are taking lots of front facing pictures this dress may not work for you.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
November 26, 2012
Backless part is great but not as dramatic as I thought it would be
Dress is incredibly well made... has internal straps to hold bow in place. Fits well and true to size if not a tiny bit large. I would order your typical size unless you are smaller around the hips (I found it largest there).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 16, 2012
Elegant, sophisticated dress. Obsessed with the back!
I agree with the other reviewer that the material is not as thick/stiff as one might expect from the picture. Inner lining is a very comfortable soft silk. There's also a hidden belt inside that cinches the waist; one of the belt loops was broken, but it still worked out fine and created the silhouette I wanted. Dress hits a few inches above the knee. Very high neck, higher than traditional boatneck. A different cut from what I am used to, but it created a whole experience and I felt unique in the crowd. Would definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 7, 2012
Elegant
The back of the dress was stunning, but the waist had no shape in the front. It was too large and came looking like it had been balled up in someone's suit case.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
October 18, 2012
Amazing dress, very forgiving to all figures.
But if you are very thin, even the 0 is a little baggy. BUT I could have worn it and looked smashing. Recommend a black glitzy cuff.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 5, 2012
Perfect
I officiated my best friend's wedding and this dress was perfect. It's classy and the open back adds the right touch of sexy. I was asked "where did you get that dress" all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
August 29, 2012
Weird fit
This dress really didn't fit me. The low back and bustle were really cute, but the front was strangely tight in some places (very high on the neck, and cut in) and baggy in others (around the stomach.) I was disappointed in the dress and wore something else
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 30, 2012
Beautiful, but short!
First of all, this dress was gorgeous - so simple and classy. I got tons of compliments!! However, it was a good thing I wore it to a function where I wasn't sitting down much, because it is much shorter than I expected, and the fabric has very little give, so when I sat down I had to be *very* careful to make sure I wasn't giving anyone a peek straight up my skirt. Now, I am somewhat tall (5'10") so this would probably be less of an issue on a shorter girl, but it's something to be aware of as it was a bit of a concern. I usually wear a 6, but ordered this in both a 6 and an 8 and ended up wearing the 8, simply for the length, overall they fit about the same but the 8 was a bit longer. Any bigger and the top would probably have been too big. Overall though, a lovely dress for a formal affair, I would recommend it!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 13, 2012
Incredible Dress!!!
I rented this dress for a charity ball. It was terrific. The fit was perfect, though a bit shorter than expected. I felt sexy and beautiful all evening. Thank you "Rent the Runway" for my Cinderella moment.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
February 28, 2012
I received so many compliments on this dress! Everyone thought it was so beautiful and elegant! Loved it! :)
I recently wore this dress to a wedding this winter and I was not disappointed. This dress was so beautiful! Very classy and elegant. I paired it with a big chunky necklace, seeing as the neckline goes very high up. I loved the open back because I felt that it was sexy without being too revealing! As for the fit, I thought it was true to size and it felt great. It was comfortable and I was able to be up and dancing the whole night! Would definitely recommend for a wedding or another formal affair! :)
CarsonJanuary 4, 2013
You looked great in this. You are the perfect height for the dress.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
November 17, 2011
Great dress.
Overall, very nice piece. Looks classic and elegant. It arrived a bit wrinkled, and I was not overly impressed with the fabric (I expected more of a stiff taffeta), so just be sure you can hang it up before wearing it. It was very comfortable to wear, even with the low back. If you have a smaller chest, the dress is fine without a bra, but you can also opt for a nu bra. The back is tasteful and is not overly low, which is perfect for a formal event.
CarlyFebruary 9, 2012
Would you be willing to post a picture of you in the dress?
MarieFebruary 26, 2012
Can you please post a pic?? Thanks!!!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
November 9, 2011
Bombshell Dress
I wore this dress to a wedding and it was uber chic! The back is amazing and super sophisticated- perfect for a city wedding. The fit is pretty easy breezy- I wore the Nu Bra since the back is pretty bare!
CarlyFebruary 9, 2012
Would you be willing to post a picture of you in the dress?
kaleighSeptember 17, 2012
I'd also love to see a photo.
PatriciaSeptember 17, 2012
Me too! I'm considering it for my daughter's wedding in December.
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