Tibi

Black Embroidered Keyhole Dress

$40 rental
$390 retail

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Stylist Notes

Exclusive to Rent the Runway! This elegant Tibi dress has an unexpected embroidery detail and cut-out back that gives it an elegant bohomian vibe. Since this is a backless dress try and pair it with Nu Bra's Seamless Adhesive Bra and Hollyhood Fashion Tape's Double Sided Fashion Tape.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted empire waistband flattering on midsection but consider sizing up if you have a broad ribcage
HIPS: Not fitted - pleating in skirt conceals lower abdomen
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or NuBra; dress has deep v neck so may be worn with a cami or bralet underneath for a more conservative look
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types

Product Details

Black crepe de chine. V neckline. Cap sleeves. Silver embroidered waistband. Pleated skirt. Keyhole opening in back. Hidden side zip.

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176 reviews
Fit
Large
(40)
True to Size
(106)
Small
(25)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 4, 2015
I liked how comfortable and scandalous I felt at the same time. The top was loose, but secure
The fabric was nice, the belt cinched but comfortable and the skirt just long enough and constructed in a way that I didn't feel the need to pull it down all night. Definitely had to tape my boobs, but I did it minimally because I think the threat of nip slip is half the point for this dress. I felt exposed but the dress is cut so that it was very unlikely to happen if I just left it alone. I did bring a shawl in case I was feeling shy though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
January 25, 2015
Shorter than expected!
The dress runs small. Luckily it was my back up. If it would have fit it would have been super cute but the waist detailing was too snug and the skirt was too short. There is a slit in back that showed off too much of the backside
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 9, 2015
Glamorous LBD, feel instantly put together with belt detail
Wore this to a cocktail attire wedding and fit right in at the amazing venue. The waist with the belt detail fit perfectly and the cutout in the back shows just enough skin. The chest was a bit too large for me, especially without a bra but was easy to fix with a safety pin. The belt is a lot more silver than in the picture, but didn't really match with either silver or gold jewelry. Fortunately you don't really need much, this dress makes you look very pulled together on it's own. I'd rent this one again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 25, 2015
Super comfy with a plunging neckline
This dress was cool and comfortable. I rented it for a summer outside event. I didn't wear it because of the plunging neckline. It looked good, but I'm a conservative dresser and I would have been self conscious.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 1, 2015
Felt amazing in this dress
Clasp kept coming undone in the back but other than that, great dress!
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Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
September 16, 2010
The dress is beautiful but it is VERY low-cut. They must have pinned the front of the dress in the photo on this site because the V is very low. Also, the sleeves do not cap like that, the dress is more sleevless with large arem holws and it is impossible to wear a bra with this dress as the keyhole back is taller than the bra band.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
September 21, 2010
This dress was perfect for the bachelorette party I attended this past weekend. I wasn't sure how this dress would fit, so I erred on the side of caution and ordered my size as well as the next size up. I really should have ordered the next size down. It was a little too big overall. I had to pin the front to look like dress in the picture. I wore my blazer over it for most of the night which looked super cute. I would recommend this dress to anyone for a night out - just order a size down.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
September 21, 2010
This dress definitely runs large! Order a size smaller (and your size, if available). Yes, the front doesn't look low-cut in the picture, but they must have pinned AND taped it. I wore it for my bachelorette party and got a lot of compliments, but was worried about things peeking out all night! very loose cross-over in front and loose under the arms. A nice drapey effect, but you might want to secure it somehow :) I could not wear my strapless bra with this because of the keyhole in the back, but luckily had one of o those stick-on/front only bras from being a bridesmaid. You might have to have some creative lingerie for this piece! (or none at all). The embroidery detail is lovely and the length is nice (i felt "covered" and i'm 5'10") Overall cute dress, just order a smaller size than you would normally wear (don't look at the sizing guidelines!)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
October 24, 2010
The dress is a very low V that I was tugging at it all night. You can not wear a bra with this dress as you would see it in the back unless you are a magician! Over all nice dress if you can pull it off.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 23, 2010
Awesome dress. I really wanted to keep it. Sexy back, but comfortable. I ordered a 0 because other reviews had said it ran large - and I do agree that you should order down a size if possible. It was not too low cut for me, but if you had a larger chest, it could be. It was fun to wear!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Body type: Pear
December 21, 2010
Just as the other reviews- this dress runs very loose on top. I wore the nubra and used double sided tape to make sure everything was intact. I went one size down and it was perfect. Loved the whole experience.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
February 7, 2011
I am a very petite person, and the smallest size offered in this dress was still HUGE on me. Whoever put this dress on the model must have pinned the front up because it was a MUCH deeper plunge than was shown. Also it was much longer in full length than on the model. It just hung off me and was really unattractive on me. I was very disappointed.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
February 11, 2011
Love this dress! It was very flattering on my figure. I ordered the 4 and the 2 and the 2 fit better. I am usually a 4 and sometimes 6, depending on the fit of the dress. I have a smaller ribcage/waist and fuller hips. Love the keyhole in the back. I was actually able to work a regular bra with this one. I just tightened the straps so the band rode up in the back high enough not to be seen. Also, definitely needed tape in the front to keep my bra from showing. I really loved the embroidered detail.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 6, 2011
Loved it, but it ran a bit large....
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
August 22, 2011
I am a 2-4 with 34B and the bust was very large in the 4. Was a very thin fabric that came in very wrinkled, so make sure that you have a steamer handy. Dress was OK, but ended up wearing a cuter option over it in Vegas. Wasn't as "fun" as it appeared in pic
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
October 12, 2011
Definitely runs large so get a smaller size. It's also true that the V is very low, too low, although it can also look sexy (no bra unfortunately, because it's hard to find a bra that can work with the back). I wore it to a wedding and I will say that many people stopped to compliment it which does not usually happen in weddings where everyone is wearing nice dresses. I recommend it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
November 28, 2011
Loved it.
I loved this dress. The clasp was very loose, so I had to use some creative safety pinning. The other reviews are true - this dress has a lot of room in the bust, but double-stick tape does the trick. I was so comfortable all night. Would definitely recommend.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
December 12, 2011
Pretty dress
I didnt have any problems with this dress. I usually wear size 8 so I ordered a 6 and a 4. The 4 would have never fit, the 6 was fine. It was low cut but i didnt have to fool with it too much. I just used a couple strips of the double sided tape (purchased at CVS) around the neckline and purchased the no straps/no back bra (purchased at Target) and was set. Color around waist looked gold in this picture but its silverish color. I wore with black tights and black shoes and got lots of compliments on the opening of the back and how beautiful the dress was. I usually never get compliments on dresses like I did with this one. This dress was easy to wear and I didnt have any problems with it being too revealing or being a pain to fuss with all night. Highly recommend this dress and this service!
AprilJuly 16, 2012
Where did this dress end up on length on you? You're almost identical to my stats...
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 23, 2012
Sadly didn't work out
I got this in hopes of wearing it to a wedding, but it just didn't work out. It fit great from the embroidered band down, but the top...I don't even know how to explain it. I'm a 34DDD, and the way the top billowed, there was no way I could wear it anywhere and still look decent. I tried to figure out if there was any way I could pin/tape it to make it work, but it just wasn't cut in a way that worked for me. Thankfully, the other dress I rented fit.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
February 9, 2012
Great dress!
It's a great, flattering dress for all! I would recommend rent your size and a size smaller.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
March 10, 2012
Gorgeous!
This was such an adorable dress! I got quite a few compliments on it! The fabric is really pretty and feminine and the cut in the back makes it just a little bit sexy. I would purchase some fashion tape for it though!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 4, 2012
Prettier on the model
I think I liked the look of this much better on the model. Maybe it was something about how the top part fit, but it just didn't look right on me. I have a small chest so I definitely didn't fill out the bust. I could have probably worn a size 2 for the top, but the fabric wasn't stretchy and would not have fit over my hips if I had gone for a smaller top. I would definitely recommend fashion tape to hold the top in place because even with a low cut strapless bra, you could see the bra. That being said, there really is no way to wear a bra that connects in the back because the opening in the back is larger than it looks in the picture. The middle design did do a nice job of covering up my midsection. The length was a little too long for me (just at my knees) but nothing that fashion hem tape won't fix temporarily. Overall, very pretty dress but just not the best fit on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 25, 2012
Fun, But Fashion Tape = MUST
This dress is great! I loved the quality, fabric and overall look of the dress. I wore it for a bachelorette party, and it was both appropriate and fun! I probably went through 10 pieces of fashion tape to hold everything in place though. I read some reviews on here that you could wear your regular bra really high up, which I tried, but ended up having to have a friend kind of tape the back in a way so that it wouldn't show. As someone who isn't busty, this dress kept creeping down in the front. In order to avoid a nipslip, I had to tape the entire neckline down. It ultimately worked and looked fine, but getting in and out of cars, booths and off of stools was tricky!
MeemsJanuary 15, 2013
Lindsey, is that you? LOVE THIS.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 107lbs
August 29, 2012
Loose top
I didn't get to wear this, thanks to Tropical storm Isaac canceling my Bday party, but I did try it on. All the previous reviews I saw were right. The top of the dress is made for some one with a long torso. Even with fashion tape, it was way too loose on me. It was also a bit long down the leg on my 5'2" frame. However, the dress design and fabric were beautiful. Bummed it didn't fit, even if I didn't get to wear it.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
September 28, 2012
Compliments all night!
Fits beautifully, I am usually a size 2 but the size 0 fit great. Lower cut v-neck in the front that I would have expected but totally fine with a nu-bra. Loved the material, leaf belt detailing, and interesting back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 22, 2012
The detail on this dress is even better in person. Fun, flattering, comfortable!
I am usually a 2, but the 0 fit perfectly.I wore a nu-bra and some double sided tape, and both worked really well for the low neckline. I wouldn't recommend the dress for women with a larger bust due to the low neckline and inability to wear a regular bra.
JenNovember 7, 2012
haha nicole have you done rent the runway often its jen i was thinking about it for a christmas party...
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
October 22, 2012
Such a beautiful dress!
This dress was absolutely gorgeous. I loved the way it made my waist looked slimmer and didn't fit snuggly on my hips. The only thing I had problems with was the top of the dress. Because the dress comes into a deep v-neck, I had trouble keeping my girls concealed all night long. It took a safety pin and some fashion tape to do the trick. Also, I had trouble finding a way to wear a bra with this dress since it has a keyhole in the back. I ended up taking a very old bra and cutting off the back to make it work. I tried alternatives, but this was what worked for me. I rented both a 10 and a 12 and found that I probably would have been fine in an 8. Overall, although I had trouble with concealing my chest, I would rent this dress again just because it was so beautiful on.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
December 26, 2012
Great for any occasion
This dress is super flattering- the built-in belt is just enough sparkle, and the open back is a nice detail as well. A bit big in the chest area, but not too big that I had to pin anything. Overall this is a great dress that can be used for any occasion.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
March 1, 2013
Great accent color. Loved the back!
The top was really large so I felt like i was messing with the top the whole time and had to put a safety pin/fashion tape. But, overall it fit nice and I liked it a lot!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 4, 2013
The back on this dress is amazing, got tons of compliments!
I rented this as my back-up for my birthday party and I'm really glad that I had it. I got the 6, my usual size, and the 4 as my back-up since some reviewers said it ran big. I would have worn the 4, but the hooks in the back were pulling off, so I didn't feel like it would be safe to wear (had I tried it on earlier I'm sure I could have gotten another one shipped, but that was my own fault). It does run fairly big in the top, I'm a 34D and the 6 needed a safety pin and fashion tape in order to stay put. The back on this dress is great, but you won't be able to hide a bra strap under it (even the ones that go around your waist, I tried) so know that you'll need a sticky bra if you have any chest. The fabric is very light weight and it won't hold you in/up if you are at all curvy, but the shape of the dress is really flattering for hour-glass shaped girls! All of that being said, it ended up being a great night and with a sticky bra and some fashion tape this dress looked amazing all night long :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 5, 2013
Ran way too big- could not wear it
I made a mistake when ordering- thought I had a back up size 8 but somehow missed it at checkout. I usually am a 10 but could not wear it- too big. Lesson learned- make sure you have a size down for this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 10, 2013
Wayyy too big
Wayyy too big
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
August 22, 2013
I did not end up wearing this dress.
This was my backup dress, and I was glad I rented another! The front is very low, and my boobs did not fill the space (I'm a 34B). I was very happy with my first choice dress, though! I recommend always getting the $25 back up dress.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
December 2, 2013
I loved the belt detail
I wore this for a sorority event and I was not crazy about the fit. It was very large in the chest area and overall it was pretty big.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
December 10, 2013
got lots of compliments
The closer in the back is not positioned so that the belt looks like an actual belt. I had no problem closing the back but it looked like it was pulling because the closers were not placed properly. Also, I got a 4 and a 6 but the 6 didn't have a slit in the back where as the 4 did. Some reason they weren't exactly the same. It was very pretty and got lots of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 8, 2012
The entire presentation of the dress was impressive. Garment bag, hanger, and an emergency kit. LOVE
I wore this for a Bachelorette party. The only con to this dress was it was large in the chest area. I had to be pinned into the dress to discourage any "nip slip" moments and I still had large amount of cleavage. The fit was great for someone with hips. It was flattering. The material is soft and gave me room to dance the night away. I received more compliments from this dress than I have ever received. I felt confident and will definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 108lbs
April 14, 2013
Beautiful dress! Lots of compliments!
The fit was a bit large overall and I have a smaller chest which made the top a bit interesting, especially since the peek a boo back doesn't really allow for a bra BUT fashion tape to the rescue!! I just taped it up a bit in the front and it looked great!! Lots of compliments through the night.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
April 9, 2012
Loved!
I wore this for a Bachelorette party! Loved it! My original size ordered was a 4, but I chose 2 for a back up and the 2 fit perfectly! the waist band is very flattering, but the clasp in back seems to pull a little (even on the size 4 which was big on me)- notable, but it didn't bother me at all. I was actually able to wear a normal bra, just needed to tighten the straps so the back of the bra was above the keyhole back in the dress- worked out great! I'm 5'6", the length seems true to the picture.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 115lbs
August 13, 2012
too big
cute dress just too big/hem too long for a short girl
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 21, 2012
Cute Dress
The dress was cute, but it didn't fit me right. The hole in the back was too big and drooped a bit too low.
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