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Vena Cava

Captivation Dress

$49 to buy
$550 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Vena Cava's mesh one-shoulder dress is a mix of sporty and sweet for your next night on the town. Add some bold bangles and sky high black pumps for an evening of glamour.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist; overlay conceals midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow; consider sizing up in back-up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, 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: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist; overlay conceals midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow; consider sizing up in back-up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black and grey stretch mesh. Sweetheart neckline. One shoulder. Draped body. Exposed back zipper. 33.5" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'9".

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46 reviews

Fit
Small 8
True to Size 37
Large 0
Photos 23
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 9, 2010

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
This dress fit very well and was perfect for a night out. I highly recommend it!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 22, 2010

This was my first (and definitely not last) RTR rental!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress. Received many compliments. It's comfy and flattering (very forgiving in midsection.) To this day I'll randomly look online on different sites to see about purchasing this dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Apr 26, 2011

Overall fit: Small
I rented this as a backup dress in an 8 and it fit well everywhere (I'm usually a 4 and wear a 34B), though it was actually far too simple for my event. The entire dress seemed far darker to me in person (the blue more of a black and the grey off-black), and it didn't band in properly in the middle. Had it, I would have found it a lot more flattering. It was still absolutely lovely, however.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
May 16, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I'm 5'2 and 127 lbs with a curvy/hourglass figure. I was worried about fit because I have a bigger "rear" for my size, but the fit had significant give to it (Stretchy). Also, the draping was very flattering. Even if the dress were tight at the hip, the draping would cover any noticeable pulls. Very comfortable and cute overall. The 4 was pretty short on my 5'2 frame, so keep that in mind taller girls :)
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 22, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
this dress was amazing. it fit perfectly!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
May 22, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I absolutely loved this dress! The design was incredibly flattering and accentuated my curves at all the right places, while hiding any faults, leaving me free to eat as much as I wanted.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Aug 24, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Really cute dress, received a lot of compliments, wore it for a bachelorette party, the only thing I didn't like about it was the zipper. The girls I went out with kept having to zip it up for me all night because it kept coming down. Maybe it was just my dress in particular, but I ended up having to pin a safety pin at the top of the dress to keep it from coming completely unzipped.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122 lbs
Aug 31, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I loved this dress! It was a bit short for the engagement party I went to, but a super hot LBD nonetheless. The mesh overlay made me less self conscious about eating, but was also super flattering. I was worried it might be frumy, but it was actually very nicely structured. I got tons of compliments and would definitely rent it again for a night out. Also, this is perfectly true to size. I am normally a size 2 and the 2 fit perfectly.
RTR Customer
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Body type: Petite
Oct 27, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Loved this dress! I got the 0 and 2 and they both fit perfectly. I ended up wearing the 0 though because it was a little tighter. All my friends loved it! It's beautiful!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Nov 22, 2011

beautiful dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
wore this to vegas and it was gorgeous! very flattering and i got a lot of compliments. although it did run a bit small since i'm usually a 0. i'd definitely rent again, i wish i could buy it!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 30, 2011

Everyone knows how competitive it can be to have the best look, especially in high school and college. I loved wearing this dress and everyone else loved it too!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I absolutely loved this dress. It was for my senior ball so the length was perfect for the middle of June! I wore all gold accessories with it and it looked great. The shape is so flattering and with the mesh overlay it gives a great dimension to the shape and figure of the dress. I would absolutely wear this again!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Apple
Nov 30, 2011

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Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I absolutely LOVED this dress. It was true to size and super flattering! It was perfect. I got loads of compliments.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 2, 2012

It was a great dress that fit me like a glove

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Simple and classy and oh so elegant.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 2, 2012

It was a great dress that fit me like a glove

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Simple and classy and oh so elegant.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
Mar 13, 2012

This dress made me feel fabulous!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so flattering on, and pretty true to size. I got so many compliments!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Apr 2, 2012

Awesome!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore it to the Welcome Cocktail for my debutante ball and got tons of complements. It has a corset top (I think-- that, or it's just tight), so you look itty bitty. I LOVED it.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 30, 2012

Great customer service.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
My favorite dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 17, 2012

He asked me where I'd been hiding this dress! It was a hit.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to my boyfriend's reunion. It was the perfect dress! Easy to wear and super comfy. The material is stretchy and very forgiving with the draping. I'll have to rent this one again.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Jul 13, 2012

I LOVE one shoulders!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
The dress was a great fit for me. I wore it to a birthday dinner and paired it with an edgy necklace and flats to make it a bit more casual.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Jul 28, 2012

Every girl wanted to know where I got my "fabulous" dress. Of course I said renttherunway.com :)

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I have nothing negative to say about this dress. I am 5'3, 100 lbs and ordered a size 0 which fit me perfect. I wore this dress to a bar/club and received so many compliments (if only I could keep it). It was comfortable, easy to dance in and the fabric was great. 110% satisfied :)
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Aug 11, 2012

RTR was so easy, mailed right to me then shipped it out the next day! Loved the dress!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
True to size, fit great. The strapless side did start to fold over at the end of the night but other than that it was perfect.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Aug 20, 2012

cute and simple

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
cute and simple, good fit and cute, understated design. the zipper kept coming down on me whenever i tried to dance though and it wasn't too small. I wore my actual size so i think it's fairly true to size.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
Aug 28, 2012

Beautiful dress, long strap

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Unfortunately I wasn't able to wear this dress to my event, but I can review it based on my experience trying it on at home! The material feels great - super comfortable. The shoulder strap was too long for me though, and not something that was easily fixable without having the dress altered. The rest of the dress fit pretty well - I'm super short/petite, but there is some stretch in the material so it could accomodate my weirdly small size. I was sad to have to return this!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 16, 2012

Great Dress! Classy and Flattering!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I work this dress in Vegas for a bachelorette party. It was flattering and very comfortable- I was dancing all night and never had to make an adjustment. You could wear this dress for so many occassions because while it was sexy it wasn't too revealing
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

Simple

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to my boyfriend's sister's wedding and got compliments left and rigt! This dress is so different and yet so simple at the same time. It is a little short (I have very long legs) so I had to be very careful bending down if I dropped something on the floor. But other than the shortness of the dress this dress was super comfortable and danced the night away!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 19, 2012

A little small.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I normally wear a 4 but this 4 was a little to small. Had I gotten the 6 as well it would have been perfect.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 14, 2012

Loved it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to my sorority's semi-formal. It was very comfortable to dance in. The shoulder strap was a little long but I was able to make it work. Great length on me- not too long. Another beautiful dress from RTR.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 26, 2012

It fit perfectly!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Sweetheart neckline is flattering. The dress may be a little short for some.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 27, 2013

Pairing grey smokey eye with grey one-shoulder strap

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
short, pretty revealing but looked more conservative paired with black tights and bolero jacket
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 28, 2013

I felt really comfortable and cute in the dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It hit in all the right places and had a slimming effect
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 26, 2013

This dress was so sexy but not trashy.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I chose this dress for my sisters bachelorette party in Las Vegas and it was perfect! It was very fitted with little stretch but I loved it. This dress was quite short on me, but this was the look I was going for. I would rent this dress for a similar occasion again.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Jun 9, 2013

Awesome dress!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit me perfectly and I felt very comfortable in it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 17, 2013

perfect dress for the occasion- a rugby banquet

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
shorter than it looked in pictures, be aware of that with higher heels
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Jul 25, 2013

fun and comfortable!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was my backup dress as my first choice was a much louder and exciting metallicy dress, as this was for my bachelorette party. The dress was damaged and so RTR offered to send me this as a backup. I was concerned about it not being exciting enough, but it was really flattering, and hit in all the right places. I'm usually a 2 in mainstream stores (express, gap, jcrew, etc) and a 4 in designer, and the 4 fit me perfectly. it was comfortable for dancing and didn't ride up at all which was nice as well! overall I really loved it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 15, 2013

Super sexy, fun dress.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I didn't get to actually wear this dress out because I got sick. It was really a shame because its a really fun dress. It is very sexy. A little short (and I'm not very tall), but it did accommodate my 34DDs. I would happily rent again & hopefully actually get to wear it!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 26, 2013

Felt like a princess, got tons of compliments

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fits true to size, is very flattering, highly recommend
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Feb 27, 2014

love rtr!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
the dress is so flattering! the way it is right in the back and has that extra fabric layer in the front. this was originally my second choice and I loved it more than the first option! OBSESSED
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 23, 2014

Great dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my birthday and it was very comfortable and flattering. It would not be appropriate for a wedding, too casual but perfect for a night out on the town.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 29, 2014

It's cute and fun

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I originally got this in a 0, which is my usual size, but it was a tad bit too small. The 2 was a perfect fit and I enjoyed it very much. It was the perfect length. The only thing is I found the dress shifted a bit and did not like to remain center. Otherwise, I got a lot of compliments!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128 lbs
Jun 9, 2015

This was a sexy, fun dress for New Years Eve

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was a cute dress, but it does run a little small and is not a great fit for long-waisted ladies.
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