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Viktor & Rolf

North Versus South Gown

$70 rental
$2795 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look polished and poised in this bi color gown by Viktor + Rolf. The stark black and white contrast will make a strikingly elegant statement at the formal event. Simply pair with Ranjana Khan’s Reflecting Pool Earrings for complete gala gorgeousness.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black and light grey pleated matte jersey (100% polyester). One shoulder neckline. Boned bodice for support. Bi-color pleated floor length skirt with inset waist detail. Hidden side zip. Imported.

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12 reviews

Fit
Small 5
True to Size 6
Large 0
Photos 8
Talia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 2, 2013

STYLIST REVIEW

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I found that this dress ran on the smaller side. I would size up for backup, and especially if you are busty. I love the modern black and white design to this style, and the fabric is so light and beautiful. There is structure to the one shoulder on the dress with gives the cut some great sophistication. I recommend this style if you want to wear something that is simple yet makes a statement.
April
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 15, 2013

Gorgeous Gown for Formal Event

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This gown ended up being perfect for the occasion and I loved it but the sizing is very confusing. My first choice size became unavailable and only the back up larger size was sent to me. Which was still very tight and I would have preferred to go up a size further. Also I am quite tall and was wearing very high heels and the long was still way long. Moral of the story is that this dress runs small and long. Also the white fabric is quite sheer so I would definitely recommend shape wear or a slip as the dress's lining is just not enough. Aside from those things this dress was beautiful, I got innumerable compliments and felt awesome all night. The contrasting fabric is extremely slimming and the structure of the top creates a great shape. The contrast of the large and small pleats in the fabric was also a nice surprise and a beautiful detail.
Kiana
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 2, 2014

This was the perfect elegant wear to complete my running my look for the Miss Black and Gold pageant

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It slipped right on, with not too much trailing on floor. It was a little tricky zipping up the sides but once we got it, it was perfect! The only thing I didn't see coming were all the pleats!
Toya
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

This dress was very elegant for a mardi gras ball.

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
the 40L was too long; however, RTR sent seamtress hem tape and I secured the bottom and no one else noticed the length. Next time, I would go for the 40R
Emily
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 13, 2014

Perfectly elegant and beautiful dress for my formal event!!

Size worn: 44L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was perfect! I was worried about the length since I am so tall but it brushed the floor at the perfect length. I wore flat sandals with it. The white of the skirt was slightly see through so I wore I slip underneath. The pleats help hide any unwanted curves too. I love this dress and was constantly getting compliments on how elegant I looked in it!
Renni
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 22, 2014

hated the shoulder pad

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
this dress would be okay if the one shoulder strap didn't have a huge shoulder pad!
Monique
Age: 29
Aug 22, 2014

Perfect for formals!

Size worn: 44L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
So glad I ordered a second size! I was a little surprised by the shoulder pad but it didn't get in the way. Everyone loved this dress!
Carmen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 21, 2014

Grecian Goddess

Size worn: 44L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress except for the shoulder pad. I wish I could remove it, if needed.
Melanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 22, 2014

Flattering on any body type

Size worn: 46R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Was pretty sure I ordered the 46L, but the 46R worked just fine with my 3.5in heels. Very flattering, but wasn't expecting the large shoulder pad. My dress had a couple of small red marks by the zipper that weren't very noticeable, but definitely annoying to try to cover up most of the night. The zipper also popped out from the dress a little bit.
Mary
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Feb 16, 2015

I wore this dress to a charity ball and felt like a princess all night long!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
First the good news: assuming you find the right size for you, this gown is classic, super elegant, and very well made. At the ball several women I did not previously know deliberately came over to compliment me, and my date loved how it looked on me (and so did some of his male friends/colleagues in attendance). The photos I posted of me wearing it are two of my most liked pictures ever on Facebook because literally everyone LOVES THIS DRESS. Now the caveats: Viktor & Rolf do NOT do vanity sizing! I am a pretty small-boned person and typically wear a 36 or 38 in many European manufacturers, but the 40R in this gown fit me like a glove. (My backup size, the 42R, fit *slightly* more loosely.) I wore the 40R to my event and was pretty comfortable all night long, despite its snug fit. Some previous renters disliked the shoulder pad, especially the fact that it cannot be removed. I did not mind it, but I wanted to point out that because the dress is constructed in long, draped layers, the shoulder pad is absolutely necessary to structural integrity and to maintain the lines of the gown. Without it I think the dress would very well come apart at the shoulder seam! The dress is about 4" too long for a 5'4" woman without heels (2nd photo). I wore 3" heels and just lifted the skirt as needed; I found it quite easy to walk in all things considered. Finally, unless you are double-jointed or extremely flexible, you will need someone to help zip you up. But all in all, I highly recommend this gown and am very glad my first rental with RTR went so well!
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 26, 2015

Elegant dress

Size worn: 44R
Rented for: Formal Affair
Too long even with really high heels
Nerissa
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
May 6, 2015

Very elegant for a formal event!

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a charity gala I hosted and got many compliments including how elegant it made me look on stage. I'm usually a size 6 in dresses (size 8 in pants), so the stylist suggested a 44R, and it fit really well. You can wear a strapless bra with it so that's a plus. It's really long, and I had to carry it when I walked, even with 4 inch heels, so maybe not the dress for you if you're clumsy or don't want to deal with that. It cinches in at your waist, so it's a good dress if you're pear shaped, like me.
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