Trina Turk

Black Genius Dress

$268 retail

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Stylist Notes

A playground for accessories, this timeless Trina Turk LBD is the definition of versatile. We love it with a strappy black heel and the Moroccan Tile chandelier earrings by kate spade new york.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14.

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

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra, we recommend fashion tape
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 (100% Polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Shift bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 33.5” from bust to hemline. Imported.

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92 reviews
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(5)
True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 23, 2017
Cute and Fashion Forward

I rented this as a bonus. I had been looking at it and thought I would try it. It is a little out of my usual conservative box but not by much. I was actually going to wear it but I got a size 8 but it was too big. To be honest, I am usually a 6 and had gained some weight but then lost it so this dress is true to size, in my opinion. It's a little hard to tell in the pictures but the ruffle actually goes down the sides too, almost like a little cape....but not too much!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 26, 2017
Stylist Review

A unique little black dress! Running true to size with some stretch, we would recommend going one size down for backup. There is comfortable room at the waist, but curvier women should consider sizing up. This dress hit about knee length on me at 5' 7." I would recommend wearing a strapless bra with this style, and I had ample room even with a 34D bust. This would be great for a gala or nighttime wedding!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 30, 2017
Classic black strapless dress with touch of character

Loved this black strapless dress. Wore it to fundraiser gala for my daughters school. Classic with fun lines, loved the ruffle! Received many compliments, would love to own it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 1, 2017
Stunning dress!

I was surprised upon receiving this dress bc it has a cape. I was unsure about it at first but it was so flattering on my curvy figure. The front of the dress is form fitting but the cape hits just right flattering your hips/rear. I was so comfortable in this dress all night. It runs true to size but I may also suggest sizing down for your extra dress as the size 12 was a bit big in the chest area for me. I received tons of compliments and felt beautiful in this dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
May 1, 2017
I wore this to a black tie option wedding.

The dress fit small and wouldn't sit straight. The dress kept moving to one side or the other and I felt like I constantly had to be fiddling with the seams to pull them back straight. This dress was not my first choice as the style I originally chose could not be shipped in time so this was a last minute selection.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
May 5, 2017
Super comfortable & flattering

Great LBD. True to size. I actually wore it for a Great Gatsby themed event and dressed it up Witt 1920s style accessories for the perfect look. Would definitely rent again.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
May 8, 2017
Super comfortable! Tons of compliments!

I wore this dress to an evening springtime wedding. It definitely runs true to size, and the dress itself is form-fitting without being too tight. The extra drapey material actually looks like a cape (how trendy!). The dress is well made, fully lines and survived an evening of dancing without having to tug at the top. I would definitely rent this dress again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
May 5, 2017
Classic but modern flair

Rented this for an evening wedding and wore with my own tassel earrings and box clutch. I loved the entire look! This dress was true to size and very comfortable. Unlike other strapless dresses, the sticky strip on the edge of the dress kept my dress up and I barely had to fuss and pull the dress up throughout the evening. I would rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
May 30, 2017
This was an elegant wedding and this dress fit the bill perfectly. Comfort and style

This dress ironically was my backup choice, as I am 5 months pregnant and was trying to hide the bump for a little bit longer. This dress drapes so beautifully for a simple black dress, I received non-stop compliments all night. Best part I was very comfortable. If you have a little pooch the side drapes covers very well. The material was perfect as I didn't get hot or uncomfortable as I ate throughout the night. I wish it was in white, would rent for my bridal shower!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 7, 2017
Loved!

This dress was amazing. I was a personal attendant at a wedding where I was constantly on the move. Very comfortable and elegant.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 14, 2017
Bump friendly for formal affair.

I rented this dress for a black-tie optional wedding. I'm in my second trimester and the fabric around the mid section was able to comfortably stretch over my bump at 25 weeks and fit comfortably at the bust and hip. I received tons of compliments and was would recommend this for maternity and non-maternity renters.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 25, 2017
Would love to own this dress!

The dress was so classy! Wore it to a Roaring 20's themed wedding. As soon as I put it on my husband was "Wow! Can you please buy that!" Would love to try it in another color as well. It fit true to size and was so comfortable, I wasn't in a hurry to take it off.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
June 27, 2017
Worn to a wedding.

This is a very comfortable, easy to wear dress. The cape aspect makes it a fun and unique LBD and I received many compliments at the wedding I attended. Right now I'm a size 10, I rented a 10 and 12 and ended up wearing the 10. It was a little more form fitting which I liked and I did wear Spanx under just to ensure a smooth fit. The 12 also fit with a little more room around my larger hips/bottom which was great too I just preferred the look of the 10. Another great aspect about this dress is that it stayed up, I wasn't constantly pulling at the top (as someone with a larger chest this was very helpful!)

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
June 28, 2017
Fun and interesting dress for a special occasion.

Great fit! Fun cape! Easy to wear and dance in.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 29, 2017
Perfect for the baby bump!

I had to go up a size (could have worn the 8, but it wasn't as comfortable), but all in the dress was great for my growing (28 week) belly! Got a lot of complements and felt elegant at an event at the opera.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 10, 2017
Loved the dress! Very comfortable!!!

It would be perfect for any occasion, great fit, flattering, loved the cape. I would rent this for future events again! I was wearing a strapless bra with it (personal preference).

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 120lbs
July 12, 2017
This dress was comfortable, stylist, and I received multiple compliments! Photographs well!

I have a larger chest, and had absolutely no issues wearing my usual size! The dress is actually pretty form-fitted throughout the bodice, the cape is what makes it look more flowy! I would definitely rent again- my only warning is that the material is thicker than expected. I wouldn't recommend for an outdoor summer wedding!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 13, 2017
Back-up size was sent as my original size was not available.

This is a great little black dress, true to size, and can be dressed up or down. Unfortunately, my original request for size 8 was not able to be fulfilled, so the size 6 was sent as a back-up. Just too tight and unfortunately did not work. The 8 would have fit perfectly. Nice length and the draping provides some forgiveness. However, the underlying dress is fitted and if concerned about sizing, go with what you normally wear, or one size up to avoid missing out on this dress like I did!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
July 19, 2017
This was my second choice as my first choice was too tight. I received multiple compliments.

This dress is perfect for full bust and hips. The cape covers the back while adding an elegant style. It was also very comfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
July 24, 2017
Perfect for a bachelorette party!

The dress was a little large and tended to slip a bit. Size down for your back up! Overall, lots of fun and lots of compliments on this trendy LBD!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
July 25, 2017
Very flattering

Great fabric and good fit

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
July 28, 2017
Great dress!!!

Flattering fit- photo doesn't do it justice. Top stayed up all night- I was not fussing with it at all. I received tons of compliments. Fabric is good weight and has good stretch. I would love to wear this again!!!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 16, 2017
Stunning dress

Okay so I am extremely pear shaped and it can be hard to find dresses that fit well. On the model this dress fits like a shift dress on the bottom. But the stretch of the bottom also works perfectly as more of a tighter bodycon dress for those with wider hips and booties! The cape is also amazing if you don't normally like flaunting your hips and butt/thighs. So flattering. Perfect little black dress.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
August 23, 2017
I received many compliments!

The material was very comfortable, and I am typically an 8, and that fit perfectly. It was easy to move and dance in. It was a unique dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 29, 2017
Spending time gaining closure at a Memorial for a family member :(.

More often than not I wear a size 6 in dresses. Because of the stretch of this dress, the 6 bunched up in my mid section and the bust was too loose. Thankfully I ordered the 4 as the backup and although the 4 was tight around at the top of my chest, I chose not to wear a bra (I'm small chested) and the ruffle fabric in the chest made it so I really didn't need to wear one. This dress was incredibly comfortable and the cape moved wonderfully as I walked around at the outdoor event.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
September 3, 2017
Little black dress

I rented this as a backup dress for a black tie wedding we went to. I am 5 feet tall and it came to my knees. The cape is not very flattering on a petite frame size. I am a 32DD and my boobs were covered and I was able to wear a strapless bra underneath. The fabric is thick and looks like it has been dry cleaned a few too many times.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
September 6, 2017
Comfortable and classy!

This dress is comfortable and I got lots of compliments. The zipper is a bit touchy but it's great.

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
September 11, 2017
Comfortable

I wore this to a wedding. It was super comfortable, stayed in place (concerned since it was strapless) and I received many compliments. Would definitely rent this again.

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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 49
September 19, 2017
It was a beautiful wedding, I received many compliments on the dress.

Simple, classy, but with an unexpected twist. Fits well for a curvy body, a little stretch, yet refined.

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
September 27, 2017
I had so many compliments on the fit and style. Also, I was comfortable the entire night!!

There was no need for constant readjustment- I was able to just enjoy my evening. I had lost a little weight right before my event so even though my dress was a little big - with the right bra I had zero issues.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
October 3, 2017
Really nice, comfortable fit. Classy, sexy style!

I wore this for a black-tie optional wedding and felt great in it. I wore the 12 instead of the 10 which ended up being very comfortable to sit, eat, and dance in.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
October 5, 2017
Broad shoulders

Dress runs true to size just didn't look good on me. I am 5'7 | 135 lbs. made be look extremely broad in the shoulders.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
October 11, 2017
This dress was very comfortable, sleek, and sexy.

The fit was true to size. I'm a 32B and it was comfortable in the chest area. I loved the fact that there was a cape on the back. It gave a whole new level of definition to the dress. Wish I could have kept it!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 33
October 16, 2017
Cute little black dress!

Not my favorite dress I've ever rented, and I almost didn't wear it because I was in between the two sizes but decided to go with the larger one and was comfortable and happy! The cape is a little strange but for fall in the northeast was a nice touch to a strapless dress that would have otherwise felt a little too summery. Fabric is thick and flattering, hit right above the knees on me.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
October 17, 2017
Classic black dress with a twist!

Wore this dress to a fall wedding and it was perfect. It's a flattering fit that I think would work well on any body type. I'm a 32D and the 4 fit me well, the 6 was a little too roomy up top. Definitely recommend this dress for any night time event!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 20, 2017
The cape was a great WOW factor

After reading some reviews that women wore this during their pregnancy I decided to order it. Because this dress doesn't have any corset like lining, it was easy to wear when I was 26 weeks pregnant. The cape also helped hide any pregnancy weight while keeping it comfortable and classy. The material is a little thick so I would definitely flag that because it was unexpected how heavy the material was.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
October 22, 2017
Not that flattering

Dress ran large. Normally I wear 8 mostly but the 6 in this dress was big. Not super fitted so the extra layer made me feel very boxy. Just not the look I was going for.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 30, 2017
Perfect for baby bump!

I'm regularly a size 4 but am currently five months pregnant. This dress was absolutely perfect. If I weren't pregnant, I could probably have sized down, but under current circumstances it was great. Highly recommend.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 15, 2017
Underwhelming

This dress definitely wasn't the show stopper I was hoping for. There's nothing terribly wrong with it, it just falls flat. A dress that will go unnoticed.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 37
November 15, 2017
Fun!

I wore this 7 months pregnant and the dress fit great! Very comfortable and material worked great! Loved the cape too!

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