Thakoon

Black Bustle Bombshell Dress

$35 rental
$1510 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Feel beautiful and breathtaking in this memorable style by Thakoon. Great for a formal wedding, anniversary, or black tie event. Pair with Ciner's Classic Clear Stone Bracelet and Ciner's Antique Crystal Cherish Necklace to complete your sophisticated look.

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". )

Size & Fit Notes

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". )

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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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32 reviews

Fit
Small 7
True to Size 21
Large 3
Photos 16
Brooke
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Nov 9, 2011

Bombshell Dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
N
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
Nov 17, 2011

Great dress.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Caitlin
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Feb 28, 2012

I received so many compliments on this dress! Everyone thought it was so beautiful and elegant! Loved it! :)

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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! :)
Anne
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Mar 13, 2012

Incredible Dress!!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Betsy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
May 30, 2012

Beautiful, but short!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Juno
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Aug 29, 2012

Weird fit

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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
Cheryl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 5, 2012

Perfect

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 18, 2012

Amazing dress, very forgiving to all figures.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
MWA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Nov 7, 2012

Elegant

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
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.
AA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Nov 16, 2012

Elegant, sophisticated dress. Obsessed with the back!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
LPM
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Nov 26, 2012

Backless part is great but not as dramatic as I thought it would be

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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).
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 5, 2012

Dramatic back

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Carson
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 4, 2013

Nice Classic black dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Shy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 6, 2013

Sassy booty bow

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Nina
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Feb 23, 2013

Sophistication in a dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!
DDP
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Mar 3, 2013

Great Fit, Original Dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Jenny
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Apr 27, 2013

The chicest black dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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
Jackleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jul 12, 2013

You will feel chic and put-together in this dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Jul 13, 2013

Classic, elegant dress. I love the back - it's a show stopper.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size.
Natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 16, 2013

This dress is SO CHIC

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 7, 2014

Like wearing a work of art!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
May 30, 2014

Unique, chic, gorgeous dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
ttakeda135
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 22, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous dress perfect for a formal affair

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Maya-Anjali
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 8, 2014

An employee at the wedding venue told me the dress was very "Marilyn Monroe".

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
C$
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Aug 11, 2014

Bridesmaid in a black tie wedding

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: 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!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Oct 1, 2014

I did not want to take this off at the end of the night

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Leah
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38B
Oct 5, 2014

Absolutely loved the dress and got so many compliments!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Annie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 15, 2014

Top Hat Fundraiser

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Simple but elegant
Calli
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 30, 2014

I felt like a million bucks.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Hilary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 3, 2014

Stunning style, but better for straighter girls!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Melanie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 19, 2014

Beautiful dress and I loved wearing it.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165 lbs
Feb 6, 2015

Unfortunately wasn't able to wear as it ran small. Although able to fit was nowhere near comfortable

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Wedding
Very different dress, unique, but really liked it! Wish I had been able to wear it!
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