Theory

Black Tadayon Dress

$365 retail

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Stylist Notes

This chic Theory dress is the definition of timeless. The classic LBD style has an alluring plunging V-neckline and flowing full skirt. We love it with a simple black heel and the Mika Lariat Set by Gorjana.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Straight, stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Straight, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black crepe (79% Triacetate 21% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye. Fully lined. 46” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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67 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(38)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 8, 2017
Figure flattering

Beautiful dress! Very figure flattering. I lucked out with this selection!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
April 5, 2017
Perfect fit, sexy and comfortable!

This dress hugs your body in all the right places. It shows off the ladies without being too revealing. The length was mid leg, which I enjoyed bc it was cold. The fabric is like a crepe material, and flows very nicely. Perfect for any occasion you need a little black dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
May 8, 2017
Modest Dress With Comfortable Fit

This dress is a Good News/Bad News Situation. The bad news is that I rented this dress for a wake. While the length is modest, it makes short legged women (like me) look even shorter, especially in flats (wasn't in the mood for heels). The good news is that it fit very comfortably. Maybe a little snug in the chest, but I am big chested, so I just went without a bra and the girls felt better. I wore a shrug over the top for even more modesty as my chest could give a turtle neck cleavage. Overall, I like the dress. Not my favorite in length, but it was appropriate for the occasion and fit very well. Since this wasn't an event I expected comments, I was still pleased when I received a passing "nice dress" from a coworker. Could also be great for a work related party/gathering.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
May 15, 2017
Perfect!!

When my original orders did not fit, RTR overnighted this dress to me. The dress was amazing. Fit wonderfully, covered all the right places!! Highly recommend!!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Bust size: 40DDD/E
September 8, 2017
Drapes Beautifully

Drapes beautifully....plenty of room for busty ladies

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 17, 2017
Super flattering and comfy!

I loved this dress and plan on renting it for another wedding in October. It's understated and elegant. The bottom of the dress gives it a little drama and was fun to dance in. Overall, a wonderful pick! I would definitely recommend!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 24, 2017
Comfort and fit were perfect.

I really loved the cut of the dress. The material felt a little cheap, but, even so, I wore it several times and enjoyed the cut and the simplicity of it.

Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 25
November 2, 2017
Flattering, comfortable and just a little sexy

I am firmly in love with this dress. This dress was super flattering and easy to wear through a long, fall wedding. It wasn't too tight around my middle but also not baggy and formless. I have larger boobs and am sometimes uncomfortable having them "out" but this dress had a v that showed skin but not to the point where I was uncomfortable. I'm thinking about buying this dress as my LBD staple

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 15, 2018
Celebrating!

I absolutely loved this dress! It was super comfortable and flattering. I love how the dress itself is simple so you can dressnit uo however you chose. It is fairly low-cut but not overly so, more than what I am used to wearing but I was still comfortable in the dress! The fit was great. I would say that the bust runs a bit big but the body and skirt run true to size, so definitelt wear a bra with it. The straps on the dress allowed me to wear a regular bra so that was a huge plus! Overall, great dress, fit, and style for any occasion. It's super versatile and can be dress up or down. I would definitely love to have this LBD in my closet!

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Top Contributor
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
April 6, 2018
Too loose

A beautiful, simple and well made dress. Unfortunately it was too loose for me to wear. I wear a 6 in just about everything but I wish I would have ordered the 4.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 11, 2018
Strange fit

I really liked this dress but it fit oddly. The arm holes were sort of droopy. Maybe it was stretched from another wearer and not a manufacturer defect. I was close to wearing it anyway but found another dress I decided to wear instead.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 5, 2018
Ok dress but cut very low

The dress itself was a nice style - simple black dress that can be worn for a date or a more casual semi formal event. The problem for me is that the front and the arm holes are very low cut. That didn't work for my DD girls :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Apple
August 8, 2018
Cute but nothing spectacular

Good for a cocktail party. Could even wear to work. Good basic but nothing special.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
August 27, 2018
Perfect LBD!

Complementary cut, classy and easy to dress up or down

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
November 6, 2018
Fit issues but gorgeous dress

Too tight in the chest

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
November 6, 2018
Rehearsal dinner dress

Loved this. Could wear a bra underneath and got tons of compliments

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34DD
December 13, 2018
Pretty, flowy dress

True to size fit with gorgeous deep v-neck. Thin material and unlined, which to me detracted from its overall quality "feel," iykwim. But overall, an attractive and wearable dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
February 6, 2019
Form fitting

This dress is very form fitting, spanx were required

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 5, 2019
Loved this LBD!

This was perfect for the charity gala we were attending. I was 8 weeks postpartum, so I ordered the 2 & 4 instead of my normal 0 & 2 -- I needed to wear the 4 because of the bust size. Very flattering fit and I loved that I could wear a normal bra with it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 36B
June 20, 2019
Flattering but plain

Nice flattering dress. A little tight around the arms and I have a broad back so the zipper was a bit hard to zip all the way up without help.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 17, 2019
Simple dress

Looked so cute in the app but in person the dress is rather unremarkable. Or maybe it's just because I'm not a model. Nice quality and fit well. The style is just a little too simple.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 11, 2017
I wore this to an early spring fundraiser.

The dress is a classic and has a very flattering cut and fit. My normal weight is around 130/135 and I'm reliably a 4 in Theory, but I'm around 150 at the moment due to a medication, so I went with a 6 with an 8 as backup. I definitely could have gone with the 4! I'd say it's a universal cut with some stretch that forgives up or down 1 size, so despite it being a bit loose it still looked great and wasn't falling off me or anything. But given the 6 was a little loose even though I'm 150 with a D chest, I'd say this runs on the larger side, especially for Theory.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 14, 2017
Rented this dress for family pictures, worked out well even though the fit was a little large.

Very versatile dress, incredibly comfortable. I should have tried a size 4.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
March 7, 2018
Gorgeous dress & fabric, but not form fitting on the waist as the picture suggests.

The fabric feels great, the neckline is low but not too much (you can still wear a bra), and it's classy. The only thing is that while the bust was fine, the waist was way looser than I was expecting based on the comments I saw here, so I would have to take at least 3 inches so it would fit me like it does in the picture (34" bust, 26" waistline, 32" hip bone, 37" hips). Still got loads of compliments, though! Recommend :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Age: 32
April 20, 2018
Returned dress

Love the dress but the material was a little shinier than expected. Definitely runs large, I need a much smaller size

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 59
February 27, 2019
loose fitting

The cut was all off for me, very loose and shapeless in the mid section. Couldn't wear it

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 29, 2019
Maternity friendly LBD

I rented up a size and the belly was fine as was length but the straps were so so long on the 4 and it really is a deep V. Had to get creative to make straps stop falling. I'm. 25 and a half weeks here for reference

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
June 22, 2019
Ended up returning it.

Fitted in the waist. Not good for a pregnant lady.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Petite
August 3, 2019
Lowwwwww Cut

It's a gorgeous dress loved the feel of it but my chest was exposed beyond measure. For a bustier gal you will certainly need to maybe pin close. Certainly not a work dress, not a everyday get up, and not really formal.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 16, 2017
This dress was wonderful for the theatre!

This dress fit me wonderfully. It cinched in at the waist and made my (non-existent) bust look great! And the best part- even with the low back- I could still wear a regular bra. It has a beautiful drape and would be great for dancing!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 22, 2017
Stylist Review

Simple, yet elegant tea length black dress. This style does runs true to size, so I recommend going up in size for the back-up. This is great for any cup size, as there is comfortable room at the bust. Although this dress is straight at the waist, the stretchy fabric allows a comfortable fit throughout the midsection and hips, but you can definitely wear Spanx, as well. This dress can be worn with a standard bra. I am 5'5" and this fell 3 inches below my knees.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 54
April 2, 2017
The Dress NEVER ARRIVED!

I am so upset right now, because I ordered this for a gala event last night. I didn't find out the dress was not coming until 5pm the night before the event. The dress was at a location 2 hours away for two days, UPS said there was a truck issue, but it shows that the package was there on Thursday, then the changed the delivery date to 3 days later. What makes matters worse, the shipping showed the package 20 minutes away on Saturday, but they still couldn't deliver it for two days. I know this is more of a shipping issue, but when I contacted RTR about it Christina L responded by refunding the cost and that's it. After I responded to her, she gave me a discount off of another rental. Why would I rent from them again? It ruined the way I felt at the event, I was scrambling to find a replacement, and it wasted all the free time I had on Saturday.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Body type: Pear
March 30, 2017
Dress was so comfortable and fit great

I ordered a size 8 & 10 I wore the 10, it was a little low cut and loose but I prefer a dress looser,although the 8 fit also, didn't need spanx, comfy material, was a black tie optional wedding loved this dress

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 50
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 162lbs
May 1, 2017
Flattering and comfortable LBD

I thought this dress would be a bit boring (I rented it as a back-up to another LBD) and unflattering at the top since I have a fairly full chest, but when I put it on, it fit me perfectly and made my waist look slim and my hips not too big - the dress tapers nicely from the bust into the waist and slowly back out again down into the skirt. I also liked the subtle asymmetrical hemline. It *was* very plain, but I like simple classic styles, so this fit the bill. I threw on some long earrings, black strappy sandals, and a wrap - and I was ready for my night out with the girls. It was also very comfortable and easy to wear - no pinching or constant adjusting or sucking anything in or worrying about fat rolls showing or ties/hems/etc coming undone, like with some dresses. I would definitely rent this again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210lbs
May 12, 2017
Stylist Review

This dress fit perfectly everywhere except in the bust. I'm about a 38DD and it was tight to the point where I couldn't wear a bra. I wore this to a funeral with shawl over it, but it's also the perfect day to night dress. You can pair it with a blazer and flats for work, and a chunky necklace and heels for a night out. The dress also has some stretch so it is also amazing for curvier women. Definitely recommend.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
May 18, 2017
Simple but elegant!

This LBD is the perfect classy and sassy outfit. It shows a little cleavage but not too much (even for my C cups). The length was tastefully long and it cinched in at the waist nicely.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
June 22, 2017
Classic black dress

Great overall fit.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
August 3, 2017
I felt AMAZING!

I am a little bit shorter so it hung below my knees, which I do not mind that length. But the fit on it was amazing. I felt amazing in it! I paired it with tan pumps and a brown belt to break it up but I do not even think I needed that. A little bit chesty but it would of been great for a Desk to Dinner outfit. I just felt classy with a dash of vintage! I will probably buy it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
August 16, 2017
Great LBD!

This dress is very flattering and hugs in all the right places. Perfect for a date! It was more tea-length on me than the model but I didn't mind.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
August 18, 2017
Almost perfect LBD

I loved this dress. Originally planned to wear it for a bachelorette party but ultimately just wore it to work several times (unlimited). I was THIS CLOSE to buying it and would have, but the v neck was a little too low and would move across throughout the day and show my strapless bra. Clearly I would have needed to get it altered to bring the straps up a bit. Other than that - PERFECT. Interesting length, flattering cut. I loved it and will rent again.

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