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Yigal Azrouël

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$120 rental
$1390 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Get statuesque beauty in this gown by Yigal Azrouel. The asymmetric neckline and dramatic slit set this stunner apart from any other black gown! Create your knockout look with accessories like Alexis Bittar’s Onyx Skyscraper Drops and Kenneth Jay Lane’s Sculpted Pave Branch Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for 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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for 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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black Silk (100% Silk). Asymmetrical cap sleeve. Asymmetrical neckline. Blouson bodice. Pencil skirt with full slit. Open back with button closure. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in USA.

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34 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 19
Large 12
Photos 27
JC
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 30, 2013

Backup dress saved the day

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
My first dress was delayed and did not make it in time, so they had to overnight this dress. Although it could never match up to my other dress it still worked. The back was beautiful! I wasn't the biggest fan of the wider sleeve on one side, but that is just a preference thing. The length was perfect. I am so glad I didn't go with the long size. I wore high heels and it was the exact right length. Shorter girls will have to pin or tape it up probably. I wore a backless bra form Victoria's Secret and had no problem and felt really comfortable.
Stacy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 12, 2014

Gorgeous, comfortable gown for a black tie affair

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress for a close friends black tie wedding. The dress was stunning and super comfortable -- easy to dance in, but incredibly elegant. The fit was true to size and I wore the regular length with 3 inch heels (I'm 5'6") and the fit was close to perfect.
Loren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 3, 2014

Sweet surprise! Not what I expected!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was not my first choice. My original dress became unavailable 2 days before the Black Tie wedding I was supposed to attend. I am SO happy I chose this dress as my backup. This dress is extremely elegant, chic, and edgy - with a dash of sex appeal. Not AT ALL what I expected. The 2R fit me perfect. Wearing 3 inch platform heels the dress still needed to be hemmed up about 1 inch. The back of dress is beautiful! I was receiving compliments all night on how the dress is gorgeous and questions asking who the designer was. Because of the open back I went bra-less, but I am small chested so it wasn't noticeable. One tip: Going from car to church and church to reception hall, I noticed it was a very windy day. The slit in the front is SO SEXY when you are walking and dancing, but beware. With heavy winds it will fly open and show off your lady parts. So in that regard, I recommend not wearing this dress in windy weather... or just plan on being very brave (and make sure to wear nice undies).
eyb
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 18, 2014

The perfect fit

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Absolutely loved this dress! I felt totally comfortable but sexy (not too tight, but form fitting in all of the right places) all night and received a ton of compliments. I was worried about the length, but I'm 5'9" and wore a 3-4" heel and the dress hit the floor perfectly. One warning, the slit goes HIGH, which I loved, but if you are going to be very active at your event you may want to reconsider (lots of potential to accidentally show your goods) and if you don't like your legs they won't be hidden. Definitely not a vulgar/inappropriate slit when walking/dancing/etc., but when I was finishing up getting ready with it on, my friends got a little extra show before we left for the wedding--was lucky to figure that out before we got there :)
Morgan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

This dress is a classic stunner.Pictures cannot capture its true glamour.You will fee beautiful.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very comfortable. The slit if so sexy and so elegant when you walk. However, if in windy conditions, pick your prettiest lingerie. Excellent for athletic builds. No bra necessary. The length was perfect with 3" heels.
Samantha L.
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 26, 2014

It is so flattering and elegant! Received many compliments.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
It runs a bit big but it actually drapes nicely.
Reagan
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 31, 2014

Fit great!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Needed full three inch heels for length.
Ivana
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Apr 9, 2014

Wore this with a flower in my hair to sing for my mother's wedding! Channeled Billie Holiday <3

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I was in between the 8 and 10 but the 10 gave JUST enough wiggle room to make sure I felt super comfy and had an extra low back to dance the night way. Made me feel elegant and was even a little slimming!
sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 14, 2014

I got this for prom, and felt stunning! I got compliments all night.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm usually a six, but I wore the 4 and had some room to move. It's very comfortable, but the slit is very high which may prove difficult if it's windy at your event. I love this dress so much, I got so sad when I had to send it back!
Allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158 lbs
May 7, 2014

This dress was perfect. Fit well, flattering, and perfect for black tie wedding.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I would have never selected this dress but the stylist in the showroom recommended it. The fit was great. I had ordered a 8 and a 10 but ended up going with the 8 (I had tried the 6 in the showroom and it was just too small). The 8 fit perfectly (and I've been wearing a 10 in everything else these days) so I'd say order down a size. Low and exposed back, so I didn't end up wearing a bra. Overall great fit and very flattering dress (especially postpartum).
Desi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
May 16, 2014

Show stopper!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The back is stunning..simply beautiful and elegant. This was my first RTR and I had an amazing experience. The customer service is through the roof.
megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 114 lbs
May 18, 2014

this was gorgeous.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Gorgeous. absolutely gorgeous! It fit perfectly in the waist for me as I am usually a size zero..... but it felt like the top was draped a little too large for a size 0 . It was still stunning..... but i ended up wearing my backup dress because i felt like this was too safe and boring, The picture makes it look like it has a pronounced slit. but she's walking and they pinned it back because in reality the fabric just hangs and you lose the effect. so while this dress is absolutely gorgeous and I would rent it again for a wedding or something. its just not the show stopper I imagined in the photo. As I said, LOVED it but just wanted to point out what I like to get from these reviews which are the "down sides" to a great looking dress.
Mary
Age: 47
Jun 2, 2014

The dress I did wear from RTR

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is very plain on maybe if the size fit it would of looked better but to me it did not have wow factor
Lorraine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 18, 2014

Elegant!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to my junior prom and absolutely loved it. Highly recommend.
Casey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Jun 21, 2014

Classy for black tie event

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
extra material in the bust area. Great open back- cannot wear with a bra. You cannot see any leg like in the photo unless you are seriously trying . Very classy, if you're looking for sexy not the dress for you.
Andi
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 170 lbs
Jul 3, 2014

TOTAL COMFORT

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Wore this to my graduation ceremony. I normally wear a size 10, but read the reviews, and got an 8L, and it fit PERFECTLY. I'm 5'11", and wore flats bc the dress wasn't quite long enough for heels. Otherwise, I loved it. there was no fidgeting or pulling up straps or sucking in...I just felt great in this dress, wish I had gotten a better picture of it. I have hips, but this dress just flowed great. can't say enough good things.
A. Kat
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

Classy with a bit of edge.

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Really, you can wear this dress just about anywhere. It have the perfect amount of class and edge. It did however run a bit long on my 5'5" frame, but it's nothing a pair of sky high heels can't fix. I would have gotten the 2R if it had been available.
CAM
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

Needed to look sleek etc. this dress worked out great!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am really a size two but the size had been damaged so I wore this and it worked out fine! The length was also perfect with heels
Kimberly
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123 lbs
Sep 20, 2014

Prom

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Great dress, loved it and I should have ask for a size 2 instead of a 4.
Keren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134 lbs
Sep 23, 2014

Gorgeous, classy - and comfortable

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress that manages to be sexy in a very grown-up and classy way and is comfortable on. I wore this to the opening night of the Metropolitan Opera and felt great amid a sea of gorgeously dressed women. The slit is extremely high but only opens up when you walk against the wind or -- this required some tugging and holding -- sit down. Only design flaw is that the little hook and zipper at the bottom of the back presses into you; it may be an idea to cover that with a little bit of fashion tape.
Liz
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 28, 2014

This was my replacement dress, and I simply loved it.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress for a friends wedding. It was a replacement dress. I simply loved it was very foley, and classy. A bit long since I'm only 5'3" and big on the top but not noticeable to others. Received many compliments they the nite and even on my Facebook. Thank you rent the runway!
Mollie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 26, 2014

LOVED the way this dress fit - very elegant!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The open back of this dress made it pop, and it was very comfortable!
Kelly
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 4, 2014

Gorgeous dress!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress. Never would have ordered it but tried it on in the Rent the Runway store and so happy I did! I wore the 0R with 3.5 inch heels and it fit perfectly. It definitely runs a bit large so I'd suggest sizing down.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 17, 2014

This dress is amazing.

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is the perfect amount of sophistication but yet still very young and fun for the 239th Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Miami, FL. The dress is very comfortable and I thought it fit well. The slit goes all the way to the hemline so the dress posed some problems when sitting. I was able to wear a slip under the dress which helped with most issues. The dress fabric (silk) does wrinkle very easily when traveling so it took awhile to steam out all of the wrinkles before wearing it. I would definitely rent this dress again and would love to own it!
Tasneem
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 21, 2014

it was great and perfect!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
a little too much material...but great, easy comfy, dressy dress!
Ashley
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 9, 2014

Very classy, yet still sexy dress.

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress runs big. I usually wear a 4/6 (but always have to have it tailored unless it's stretchy) because I have broad shoulders and a large bust, but am athletic and have a small waist. I'm 5'9" with a very long waist. The dress fit beautifully, and the long was the right length with a high heel (4"). There is plenty of room in the bust, but the waist is fitted. The hips are not tight and the dress drapes in a very flattering way. The picture makes the slit look like it is very open, but it is not. It is just the right amount of skin showing. The neckline is really beautiful on, and the back is very dramatic. Fabulous dress overall!!
sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 4, 2015

Elegant but sexy

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this for a black tie NYE gala. If RTR ever included this gown in a clearance sale, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. The open back is stunning (sorry, I forgot to snap a photo of that part) and the leg slit is just the right side of scandalous. The slit is in the center of the dress, so it requires a little extra effort to keep things covered when sitting and walking down stairs. I went braless because of the back, but the front is blousey enough to make it comfortable to do so. Because of my height, I wore 5 and 3/4in heels to make the length work. It was still ever so slightly long, but thanks to the slit the gown flowed beautifully and I didn't have any difficulty walking. The hook an eye closure at the top of the zipper fell low/mid back and dug in to my skin when I leaned back a bit, but I think a previous wearer may have bent it out of shape. With a little help bending it back, it was fine.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 5, 2015

Favorite rental by far!

Size worn: 4R
Rented for: Wedding
This is such a glam dress -- picture really doesn't do it justice. It's incredibly flattering and elegant and the open back and slit add just the right about of sexiness. I didn't have major problems with the slit. It is high as the other reviews note, but manageable. I absolutely loved every second of wearing this dress and would rent again in a heartbeat. Definitely can do one size down although my true size wasn't too big to wear.
stephanie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 30, 2015

This dress was perfect for the year end gala we attended.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The size 2R was my first choice with a 4R as my backup. The 2R fit perfectly aside from the length. But I knew that would be the case, so I had a pair of 5" heels on hand. The dress was beautiful, sleek, made me look taller than I am with the higher waistline and clean skirt. I didn't want to send it back!
Cheryl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 14, 2015

This dress is AMAZING!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was an alternate dress after the one I ordered wasn't available. I can't say enough about it. The top was loose fitting but with both shoulder straps it fit properly. The fitted waist really accentuated my shape in a positive way while still giving me breathing (or eating) room. The length was perfect with my 5'4" height plus 4" heels- never worried about tripping or walking on it. The slit was subtle, only really noticeable when purposefully poking my leg through (for photos) or walking. The dress was not as formal looking as the other dress I was considering, but it was such a comfortable and flattering fit (boosting my confidence) so it ended up as the hands down winner. Absolutely perfect for the occasion.
Courtney
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 2, 2015

Classic and simple!

Size worn: 0L
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was perfect for a black tie wedding I attended. My only complaint would be the long option didn't quite reach the floor while wearing my 3.5 inch heels. Dress stays completely closed while standing but it opens up at the slit while sitting. The slit also opens up quite a bit when walking so keep your strides small! Material was thick enough to go completely braless and not worry about giving a free show. I'm typically a 2 but the 0 fit perfectly. The 2 hung more than hugged in all the right places.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 5, 2015

Great for black tie, but runs large.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The description says it is okay for 5'2"+ but I am 5'2" and it was still way too long on me. I am usually a 2 but wore the 0 in this one. I wore 4-5" heels and it still dragged the floor a bit. We were at an outdoor black tie wedding and it was a bit annoying to have to carry my dress in my hand any time I walked somewhere. The top is fun and different, but it does blouse out a bit. Also, the other reviewers are right about the bottom - you need to watch it if it is windy or make sure to wear a black slip underneath. The slit goes right up to nearly your waist. The material is stretchy so you will not have to worry about eating a lot in this one.
Felicia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 25, 2015

I wore this dress to a New Year's eve party at the Kennedy Center. It was comfortable & Glamorous

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was great and it was easy to dance in. The slit makes it sexy but you do need to be a little careful around strong breezes. Got lots of compliments
mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
May 11, 2015

This dress looked fantastic...I have a few extra pounds on me at the moment and dress hid them all!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
All good things to say, many compliments, good fit. Had to go bra-less because of low back. draping in front made it all ok. Other reviews expressed concern about high slit in leg but I had no issues with that. Recommend
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