Adrianna Papell

Cutting Cobalt Sheath

$170 retail

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Stylist Notes

An asymmetrical hem adds edge to this classic lace style by Adrianna Papell. Complement the look with Elizabeth & James Accessories' Windrose Pave Cuff and nude heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
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

Blue lace (95% Polyester, 5% Elastane). Sheath. Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with asymmetrical hemline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 43” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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65 reviews
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Large
(9)
True to Size
(25)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
June 6, 2015
Very pretty color and comfortable dress

This dress fit the lower half of my body but was loose on top. It was comfortable and a nice conservative length for the formal affair I had.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
June 8, 2015
RTR customer service is amazing! This dress seemed big on top and I'm a 40D.

This dress came below my knee and seemed overall a little big. Next time I would size down.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Apple
June 15, 2015
Gorgeous color

I rented this for my daughters baptism - it was very church appropriate, I normally don't like high necklines but this fit the event. The color is absolutely gorgeous and the skirt cut is different and interesting . The fit was a little off but not noticeable .... The chest area is very large ( I'm a 38D ) and I had a ton of extra space so this dress would work very well for someone very busty . Overall a great dress !! Got lots of compliments . Was a tad disappointed RTR isn't sending small goodie bag with samples anymore - was just a nice touch I will miss

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
June 27, 2015
Loved the jewelry I also rented. A great compliment to the dress.

I rented this dress for an evening wedding in June. The dress was heavier than I expected so if you have a summer wedding to attend this may not be the right dress to rent. The dress runs a little big, I probably could have gone down a size and would have liked it a bit better. That being said, it covered problem areas in a flattering way. I'm also short (5 feet), so the dress came just below my knees. I didn't need to wear spanx or other kinds of shape wear since the dress was bigger on me I could also wear a regular bra with no problems there. I loved the color, and the look of the dress as well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 188lbs
August 30, 2015
Gorgeous color!

I love this designers dress, every one of them has fit well! Out of the 3 AP dresses I have worn, this was the least flattering but I thought it still looked very nice! Comfortable, gorgeous color, I got a ton of compliments!

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Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Body type: Apple
September 13, 2015
Fantastic color & great true to size fit

Definitely is true to size. I felt fantastic & received many compliments. Color is so vibrant and perfect for a late summer wedding. Zipper is difficult getting over the band part & I needed help with that but that would be the only con for the dress. Certainly recommend though!

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Age: 31
April 26, 2016
The color of this dress is amazing! Great for a spring/summer wedding or a cocktail party.

Dress was very comfortable and the length and fit were great!

Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
September 2, 2015
Such a beautiful color

I have a smaller chest so I opted for the smaller size. The dress was snug in my hips and the liner sometimes showed where the hem line is asymmetrical. There is no stretch to the fabric so if the dress is tight while standing it can be constricting while sitting. I received so many compliments. The dress was extremely flattering and the color is great for everyone.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 30F
Body type: Apple
September 14, 2015
My first RTR experience was great. Will definitely use again

Rented both 18w and 20w but both was a little too big. Wore the 18w and it was fine, a little too long for my personal liking but it looked good overall!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
May 10, 2016
Pretty enough

This is a pretty dress but nothing terribly special. The color really pops and was good for a day at work, but I wouldn't do it for a wedding or evening event.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
May 15, 2016
Love the asymmetrical hem line!!

Great pop of color for the mother of the groom dress. I liked the cap sleeves so I could wear a regular bra. Very flattering cut!

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
June 13, 2016
Loved it!

Loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 214lbs
July 4, 2016
Still receiving compliments from people about this dress!

This dress was awesome !! Great color and super comfortable. The little overlay on one side was nice because it gave it a different feel than just a regular bottom. BUT THE COLOR!!!!!!

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
December 27, 2016
Pretty awesome dress!

I didn't realize it had lace stuff on it- I thought it was just a pattern- and I was worried about getting it caught on stuff. Omit kept my girls in nicely and was pretty comfy!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
May 21, 2017
Beautiful color!

The dress is true to size. There were a couple snafus with my original order so this is a dress in my backup size. Was a tad too big! But, I still loved the dress and got a ton of compliments! I don't recommend wearing it for an un air conditioned event. If this was my right size it would've been stuck to me all night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 240lbs
August 1, 2017
Great dress!

True to size, comfortable and well made

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 40DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 260lbs
August 24, 2017
This is a 20?

I normally wear a size 18, so, since I've been trying different dresses, I've also been trying different sizes. Looks like this one needs to be purchased two sizes up in order to fit!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 40F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210lbs
October 7, 2017
Wore 6 months pregnant

Wore this to a work presentation at 6 months pregnant. Great fit and got lots of compliments. It smelled of dry cleaning chemicals and the lace is worn, which is why I give it a 4 rating. Looked good, though.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
July 3, 2018
Beautiful dress!

Fit just as expected, beautiful color and I would definitely rent it again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
July 7, 2018
Beautiful color

Pretty dress. Mine came quite used

Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 1
Body type: Full Bust
August 8, 2018
TONS of compliments all night

Runs big size down

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
August 27, 2018
Comfortable, flattering, great color

I rented this dress for a wedding—I received so many compliments! It was comfortable but a little hot. The ceremony was outside in August, so I was definitely hot but I still loved the dress. I ordered the 14 & 16. I ended up wearing the 16 because the 14 was a bit too tight in the abdomen. The 16 fit perfectly in the abdomen but was a bit too big in the chest.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
September 12, 2018
Too small :(

I loved the look and color of this dress, but unfortunately there is a lining in this dress that makes it snug. I just didn't think I would be comfortable enough all night. Size up!

Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 40F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 240lbs
October 1, 2018
Stunning cut & color

So I am 5'8, weigh 240lbs and am a 40F in the chest. I ordered 16W and 18W and wore the 18W. The dress was comfortable and loved the color. The only thing was it was a tad snug under my chest and the top of my stomach when I sat down but nothing significant. I'm glad I rented this dress and would again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
October 15, 2018
Very versatile and forgiving!

I wore this to a garden party the night before a wedding with a RtR necklace, and it was great! You can definitely play with footwear to give this a more casual feel. The dress looked a little worn, especially around the edges and near the seams, and the lace snagged easily on my watch and jewelry. Overall, however, a lovely color and very comfortable! I had to size up due to availability, but I think it runs true to size and would have preferred one size smaller.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 235lbs
November 6, 2018
A gorgeous color and cute cut

This dress was a gorgeous color blue. Rented for an October wedding and was very happy with the cut and it was really comfortable. Ran a little small, but sized up based on previous reviews and so the size larger fit perfectly.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
January 14, 2019
Rehearsal Dress

I was a Bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding and rented this for the rehearsal dinner. Loved the blue lace and that it was a little stretchy. I paired it with cute scrappy heels.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 58
Bust size: 44DD
Body type: Apple
May 1, 2019
Classy Rehearsal Dinner Dress

Great fit. Comfortable. Very forgiving. A little matronly but appropriate for rehearsal dinner.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
June 26, 2019
Way to big!

Rented this for a graduation. I am 5'9 and 210lbs this dress was way too wide. I wear a 38DDD so I thought I could get away with the 14W but I was swimming in the top. I had to send back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
June 23, 2015
Way too Long!

This fell like 3 inches below my knees! Maybe if I had gotten a size or two smaller I would've been happy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 202lbs
February 25, 2016
Pretty color - wasn't for me

It's a very beautiful blue, but in the end it just wasn't my style - although I thought it would have been. Maybe it was just the length I wasn't feeling or the cupped-type sleeves. It does have nice fabric and color though for anyone who likes blue!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
April 21, 2016
Beautiful for a black tie optional wedding

This dress was BEAUTIFUL. It is a stunning cobalt blue and is super similar to what it looks like in the photos. It did run a little large in the chest area (but I am not very busty). Would totally rent this dress again for a black tie optional event! Just be careful because the lace can snag easily. I also want to comment that RTR customer service is incredible. I had another dress I was supposed to have for this event, and the Thursday before I got an email from RTR saying that the dress I had ordered wasn't available. I quickly threw a few more options into my favorites and immediately got an email back saying that this dress was available in the sizes I requested. It got to me no problem the very next day.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 42DD
Body type: Apple
December 1, 2015
Beautiful color!

This dress was very pretty! I went with the smaller of the two options that was sent to me because I felt it ran a little large. Very comfortable and no special underwear or bra needed. Stands out in a sea of neutral colors. I am 5'4'' and the length was only a tiny bit too long. Paired it with a statement necklace to jazz it up a little more. I would recommend this to anyone!

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
February 11, 2016
I wasn't able to wear this dress I had to return it for a different dress.

I actually had to select a replacement dress for this one. I usually wear a 12 or 14, depending on the cut. This dress is VERY generously cut. It is also very conservative the sleeves and hemline are longer than they appear in the picture. The color is GORGEOUS and good for all seasons; if it was colder, you could wear a sweater over this easily.

Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Body type: Apple
Weight: 234lbs
July 22, 2016
Gorgeous color! Lots of compliments!

Received this dress in my back up size of 20W because the dress I originally ordered (Adriana Papel Sip and See Sheath) was not available. Even tho my original dress fit in the size 18, I went with this one because I loved it so much!! It was a bit large - definitely could have gone with the 18 in this model - but as part of the wedding I attended required us to sit on the floor, I decided the larger size might be a bit more comfortable anyway. It also ran a bit long on me, but that's typical as I'm only 5'3. I got TONS of compliments on how flattering the color was! I would definitely recommend this! I'm already considering ordering it in a size down for a future event :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Age: 32
January 4, 2018
Great dress for more conservative event - body conscious but still modest!

I rented this dress for my nephew's baptism. I'm usually a 14/16 in straight sizes. The 14W fit best, and may even have been a bit large. Lovely in person, with unusual and flattering details like the panels at the waist. Unfortunately this is the best photo I got!

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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Age: 50
October 13, 2018
Nice but looked faded.

It was a nice dress, but looked somewhat washed out in color. Also for an older woman. The fit was large. I ultimately did not wear the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
February 28, 2019
N/A

This dress is really pretty, but unfortunately the W on the size made it too big for me. I'm normally a 14 or a 16 in stores, so I thought maybe the 14W would work, but it was too baggy in the bust and shoulders and it puckered at the zipper. My backup size was a 16W (a smaller size was not available), so this just didn't work for me.

Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 260lbs
October 3, 2016
I loved this dress and received so many compliments on it. The color is lovely.

I think this brand tends to run a bit small so I ordered 2 sizes and, as expected, ended up wearing the larger dress. Despite being a structured dress, it still had a bit of room to hide a bit of a belly bulge going on right now (which makes the "hourglass body type listed in my profile kind of a joke at the moment). It was very comfortable. I have a longer torso and the length was just right, hitting at my knees. There is not as much open space on the thigh as the RTR photo might suggest because there's another piece of fabric that fills part of the gap. I wore wicking shorts underneath (avoids chafing!) and didn't have any real issues with them being visible when seated, unless I didn't pay attention to my posture and started to sprawl. I have fairly large shoulders and arms and the sleeve still fit well. I don't have a large bust but I do have broad shoulders, so there should be some room in the dress for ladies with a bigger chest than mine. I would definitely rent this again, and my friends encouraged me to do so.

Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Age: 28
November 15, 2017
Great dress for an evening event, SO many compliments!

This is a wonderful dress! It’s appropriate with a creative edge and fun details that make it stand out. I got so many compliments! Enough stretch to be very comfortable throughout the night.

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