Vera Wang

After the Wave Gown

$185 rental
$1,295 retail
Stylist Notes

Subtle pleats make this Vera Wang gown supremely flattering. Wear with bold accessories.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black silk crepe de chine (100% Silk). Sleeveless. High crew neckline. Racer back. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.

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20 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(9)
Small
(1)
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
August 17, 2017
Didn't wear
WAY TOO SHORT! Couldn't wear it because it was way too short on me. Otherwise it is a beautiful dress and fit is perfect.
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
September 21, 2016
So many compliments
Best fit I would rent it again and length was just right with a 5 inch heel
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 58
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 5, 2016
Beautiful evening
Runs large
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
July 8, 2016
Great black dress - but runs large and not as pictured
This is a beautiful simple long black dress for a black tie event. The 4 was way too big on me - and honestly in most other brands 4 is a bit tight! Also - as other reviews have noted - the neckline is not at all like what's pictured on the model.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 29, 2016
I rented this dress for my artist diploma chamber recital. The group decided on a black tie recital.
This dress was perfect! I got the 2R and 0P. Both sizes fit fine, but I went with the 2R for the recital since we had to sit. It was just a little more comfortable to sit in. I wore heels with this dress but I would have been fine wearing flats. I'm 5'3", so if you're taller, that might be something to consider.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 130lbs
March 4, 2016
love this dress!
this dress fit great...very light and comfortable...definitely recommend. also, i am 5ft 5 and found the length with 4in heels to be perfect; a lot of time dresses run too long but this was perect
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
February 16, 2016
It was a great feel in the dress. Very comfortable and moveable.
I couldn't get a regular length but the Petite was more than fine. Actually was a rainy night and it worked out well. Simple and elegant.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
December 14, 2015
Very lightweight, comfortable, versatile dress.
This dress is very, very lightweight and airy. It is a simple look that could easily be glammed up with accessories. It would be a fantastic option for a formal event in warm weather as the material is so light and airy. There is a great deal of ruching on the dress which is incredibly flattering. It does run quite large. I normally wear a size 4, so I had ordered this as a backup dress in a 4. Luckily my first choice fit as the size 4 was quite a bit too large for me. I think I could have gone all the way down to a size 0 in this style.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 6, 2015
Elegant and easy
This dress has everything! Style, detail and comfort! Hugs in all the right places. Would not hesitate to rent this again.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
October 1, 2015
Wore as a bridesmaids dress, so I literally had this on for 14 hours.
Comfortable, flattering and easy. Didn't even wear a bra. Tried the 2 on in the store, and it was great, but too short so I ordered the 4 hoping it was a little longer. The four was fine, but still secretly wished it came in a "long" so I could have worn platforms. Did not come up on the neck like it does in the pic. I don't know if my bust pulled it down but overall good. For sizing, I also ordered a Badgley Mischka and I was a size 10 in that.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
August 25, 2015
The dress was perfect for a black tie wedding. Lots of compliments! Wish I could have kept it!
The dress was perfect for a wedding in August - the fabric was light and airy and most of all, very comfortable. I am athletically built and this dress was very flattering, especially in the back. It wasn't tight and I could move very easily in it, especially to dance. It was simple and you could pair almost any accessory with it. Overall, it was a great choice and I would rent it again.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 9, 2015
Stylist review!
This gorgeous gown is perfect for a black tie occasion! The high neckline and sleeve style are so on trend and current. The fabric has no stretch, but it is a soft silk that glides so elegantly and is so comfortable. It's light enough that it would not be overly hot in summer weather! The ruching on the front of the gown makes it special and is very flattering, camouflaging problem areas there if necessary! I'm a B/C and the bust fit me well. I would recommend sizing up if you have a larger bust! The zipper is in the back as well. I would not recommend this for anyone very tall as it was a great length on me with heels at 5'4'!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 25, 2015
The dress was so big I couldn't wear it.
I normally wear a size 4 and I was swimming in it... the size 2 was even a bag. I doubt the zero would have even fit. Definitely get the smaller size if you are thinking about this dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
June 9, 2015
It is a beautiful dress, very easy to wear.
It is a beautiful dress, very easy to wear. The neck is much lower than the picture which is a bummer, because that seems to be the best quality of the dress. The rouching is lovely and its a great sleek dress for a formal affair.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 4, 2015
Simple dress, easy to wear
From the picture hopefully you can tell I was at a candy themed gala (that's Augustus Gloop standing next up me!) I was looking for a black gown to go with my candy hat I had crafted and this was not my first choice, but it worked out all the same. The material is very comfortable and sort of slinks on the body-def recommend having some spanx ready. The neckline was not as high as it looks on the model, which I thought was a fun design element, but I still give this dress 4 stars. It's an easy to wear black formal dress that is perfect if you are looking to keep it simple and elegant-or if you're like me and are working with some crazy accessories ;)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 24, 2015
Not a standout
I ordered this dress expecting the ruching would make it very figure flattering. Unfortunately, that didn't turn out to be the case for me. It certainly wasn't bad, but I didn't feel that it did much to highlight an hourglass figure. That said, the fit was fine and the material was light and comfortable. It just ended up being a bit of a snooze fest. I chose to wear my back up dress instead.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
April 22, 2015
Simple, black, beautiful.
It runs very large, I thought. I normally wear an 8-10 and the 10 swallowed me up. They didn't have an 8 or I would've gotten that as my second choice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
March 26, 2015
Back up dress
There was only a size 10 available, and it was way too big. I am usually a 6-8, and the 10 was like wearing an odd poncho. There would have been no way to make the larger size look flattering. Have no idea how a properly sized dress would look. Luckily it was my backup.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 16, 2015
Great dress! Flattering fit!
Fit perfectly - am 5'9, 150 lbs and ordered a size 10R (worn without heels). With heels a 10L would have been needed.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 9, 2015
This dress was perfect!
I rented the 4 but got the 6 just in case--I am 5'3", and the 4R was the perfect length with 3.5" heels. This dress was very comfortable--I didn't need to worry about it being too low cut, the cut of the dress was very flattering and the fabric was thin so it wasn't too hot!! It really was absolutely perfect!!

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