Backstory Sheath

$35 rental
$248 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Geometric blocks of color and sneaky cut-outs make BCBGMAXAZRIA’s sheath cool and modern. Complement the look with geometric earrings like AV Max On the Verge Earrings and minimal black heels.

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 very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, 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 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 very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Color-blocked crepe (63% Polyester, 32% Rayon, 5% Spandex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with cutout at yoke. Fitted skirt with back slit. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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38 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size21
Small5
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 7, 2016
Great dress!
Dress fit great, lots of compliments and perfect for dancing. Will rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
February 2, 2016
Great!
I wore this to work and loved it! The cutouts were very conservative but made it so much more fun to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
January 26, 2016
Sexy Winter Party Dress
This dress was great for Vegas for me. I am tall with a hour glass figure so it hit at all the right places. The dress in general was true to size. For my big chested women where this without a bra and it will work just fine. I am a triple D and it worked great. I also paired it with some closed toe booties.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 29
December 8, 2015
I purchased this dress for my work holiday party.
The dress fit great! I was sad to return it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 8, 2015
Comfortable and fun!
I rented this dress for a friends wedding. It was perfect for dancing the night away. The cut out was fun and I got a ton of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2015
Elegant, easy and modern!
I rented this dress on a whim for a date with the hubby. I know and own BCBG dresses already so I was confident in how this would fit. It was easy to wear, well made and chic. The geometric design and modest cut out made it cool and sexy! This dress would do a good job "minimizing" a full bust or any other stuff you might need!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 20, 2015
So many compliments!
Fit great and looked great! Slit in the front showed just enough skin. Got a million compliments and looooved the dress!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 11, 2015
The perfectly classy LBD
This dress was perfect and true to size. The only issue was I had to keep pulling the dress down, probably because I am short. The material is nice and very forgiving in problem areas. I would definitely order again!! Neither the 2 or 6 were available but thankfully the 4 fit me like a glove!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
October 11, 2015
Great fit!
In love with this dress, super flattering fit!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
September 14, 2015
Nice twist to LBD
Received so many compliments on the dress and would definitely buy this as a permanent piece for my closest. I opted to size up just so I could enjoy the wedding and eat. The size two would have restricted my dance moves and the four allowed me to bust some moves on the dance floor
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 29, 2015
Fits like a glove!
This dress is fabulous! Professional yet adds a little edge to let your personality shine through. The fit is perfect. Only thing is the slit in the back gets really tight when you sit down or bend over at all and is at risk of tearing. There is a slip underneath. I wore this to a conference with a lot of sitting to standing and more sitting and it made me a nervous wreck that it would tear. The size 2 was perfect for me and I do not have a big backside, the material just isn't forgiving. This was the only reason I gave this dress 4 stars instead of 5.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
August 11, 2015
GREAT modern, fun, sexy dress.
Loved this dress. I wore it for a rehearsal dinner. I wanted to rent size 6 and 8, but the 8 was not available. The 6 was definitely a little tighter than I would have liked, but it still worked! The dress kind of holds you in and is pretty slimming. You need to wear a strapless bra, or else the straps will show through the front slit. I received many compliments on this dress and just loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
July 6, 2015
Another great dress from RTR!
The dress fit great and was a bit edgy, however it was perfect for the black tie event I wore it too. The peek a boo slit at the top was fun yet not too revealing. I'd say if you're thinking about getting this dress, DO IT!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 20, 2015
Looking forward to renting this in the future
I LOVED this dress when I saw it online, and loved it when it arrived. Unfortunately I've gained some temporary weight and felt this dress would be too tight for an entire evening of dancing, eating and partying. I'm looking forward to renting it in the future when it fits beautifully again,.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
April 25, 2015
Stiff, heavy fabric and not form fitting at all!
The fabric is very stiff and heavy. It was tight around my hips and does not stretch, when I walk it just bundles up into a stiff mess of fabric. The cut outs at the burst makes it cup, it is not form fitting at all. The dress is very boxy and doesn't compliment girls with hips. I didn't wear this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 24, 2015
Great classy dress with a touch of Sexy. Wore this to my trip in Paris and felt amazing!
Fit is true to size and the slit in the front gives it a sexy, classy and chic flair. I would definitely rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
April 22, 2015
Very sexy sheath
The peek-a-boo opening at the bust is everything! Just the right bit of sexy at the office. But be aware: this dress is shorter than it appears on the model. I am 40 plus, so to be age appropriate, I paired this with some sheer blue hose. The color blocking is lovely at the shoulder. Very flattering, modern look.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 7, 2015
I loved this dress! I felt sexy and confident!
The fit was true to size and super comfortable. The slit in the back came up further than I would have liked, and the keyhole showed too much cleavage for my comfort zone. All in all, I LOVE this dress!!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 31, 2015
This dress worked out perfectly for a fun wedding.
I had a great time in this dress! It had just enough stretch to fit well and was comfortable to wear while dancing. The cut outs were fun- not too much skin but still noticeable and I could wear a regular bra.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 122lbs
March 26, 2015
Got to try the cut-out trend without showing too much skin!
I felt the dress was ran a bit big. I could have worn a 2, but I ordered the 4 & 6. I got a lot of compliments and the cut-outs were modest but fun. Overall, I found it a bit more conservative than I would have liked, but it was fine.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
March 22, 2015
I would rent this again for any type of casual day or night event!
The 2 Fit perfectly! I am 5'4 sand the length of the dress was great as well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 16, 2015
The cut outs make this dress fun.
Wore this dress for a dinner date. The dress is fitted, yet comfortable and the cut outs give hints of sexiness without showing too much- perfect for a date night.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
January 23, 2015
LOVED IT!
This dress is amazing. Very easy to wear LBD with a little something extra. I received a lot of compliments and would definitely rent this again. I rented this dress for a wedding and packed it in a suitcase without it getting wrinkled. Perfect dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 12, 2014
Gorgeous dress
I wore this for my husband's "black and white masquerade" office Christmas party. I received many compliments about the dress and I absolutely loved it! It's very fitted, and is very flattering! The length and neckline are more conservative, but the cutouts make it sexy!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
November 24, 2014
LOVE.
I absolutely loved this dress (and I am definitely a pear, so don't think you need a straight body to wear this like the other reviews have mentioned). I received SO many compliments and I felt stunning. I typically wear size 10 jeans from Express (and all Express jeans have some give to them.. but size 12 at other stores if the jeans don't have any stretch to them)... so I was worried when only size 10 was available. When the dress arrived through it fit perfectly!! It was definitely tight and form-fitting, but that made it look so great. I wore some Spanx under it, but honestly, you couldn't really tell much of a difference because this dress has a thicker material so it already acts a bit like Spanx on its own. It is very slimming. The neckline is just gorgeous. You are going to want to have your hair up so people can see this dress. You will also need either a cross back bra or strapless otherwise the straps will show through the cut-out. A beautiful beautiful dress! I paired it with AV MAX triangle/diamond gold earrings and they complimented the dress perfectly. I wish I could buy this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
November 18, 2014
Back-up dress...
I ordered this as a back-up dress and when I tried it on I saw that the slit across the front showed the top of my bra. Maybe I need to change bra styles? Otherwise it fit nicely - I ordered the size 6 since it would have been for a dinner event and I wanted a bit of extra room through the middle. It was also a modest length on me since I am 5'2" and in my mid-50s. I found the colors to be a bit dark in person as compared to the photo on the website.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 11, 2014
Chosen for a wedding
This dress is best for women with a little more up top... If you don't fill the top, the cut outs will gap awkwardly... Sadly, this dress didn't work out for my particular event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 22, 2014
Simple, fashionable, and edgy but classy.
I rented this dress with the sole purpose of using it to go out. It was very flattering, form fitting, but comfortable. I ordered a size 6 and a size 4 and wore the 6. The cut-out on the chest was very flattering and added a bit of edginess to the dress. I am also not a busty individual, but this definitely helped enhance it. Overall, for a simple sheath dress it was exactly what I wanted.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
October 18, 2014
Got lots of compliments!
This dress was great! I loved the way it looked. I rented the 6 and the 8. I ended up wearing the 8 because the fit was very snug around my legs and hips in the 6. Overall a great dress to rent!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
October 14, 2014
Cutouts in weird places
I ended up not wearing this dress. The cutouts were in odd places that were not flattering. The ones in the back are exactly where your bra straps lie and the one in the front was oddly placed on me. I felt that the dress was mostly true to size but a little narrow in the hips and looser in the bust. The armholes also seemed large.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 13, 2014
Very classy
The dress was great quality, and I got lots of compliments. My only concern was the slit at the top. I am smaller in the bust area and worried that it opened up to much when I moved around.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 7, 2014
Great fit. Perfect for a wedding!
The fit was spot on, and surprisingly, very comfortable! Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 1, 2014
This dress was incredibly flattering. I wore it to a wedding but it'd be great for corporate events
This dress was incredibly flattering. I wore it to a wedding but it'd be great for corporate events or holiday parties because it's modest overall with just a subtle sexy slit in the front. I'm usually a toss-up between size 6 and 8 and went with the 8 on this one.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 25, 2014
Very cute, but runs small!
This dress was very cute, but I was unable to wear it because it runs very small!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129lbs
September 20, 2014
Nice dress for a party...not a fashion show.
The only reason I did not rate the dress higher was because it was not fancy enough for a fashion show. It is a nice dress and fits perfectly. I was looking for something unique to wear to a fashion show. The dress was not a wow like I had hoped based on the online pictures. The top of the dress is nice. The bottom is plain black. It makes a great dress for a party. I am a 36DD and was a bit uncomfortable with the slits in the front. It did cause everyone to look, but was not distasteful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
September 18, 2014
Conservative but Still Kinda Sexy
I rented this dress for a girl's night out. I said that the dress runs small, but it may just not be right for an hourglass figure. I had plenty of room on top, but it was super tight in the hips and tummy area. I wore spanx and made it work, but I think this would be more suited for less-curvy gals. With all that being said, it is conservative in length and covers the chest area, but the cutouts give it a little something sexy. I had to wear a strapless bra because bra straps directly align with the cutouts on the back.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 15, 2014
Exceeded my expectations
I rented this dress as a last minute choice for a wedding. Most of the dresses I was really interested in weren't available for this weekend, so I wasn't overly excited about renting this one, but it definitely exceeded my expectations. Ordered a 10 and 12 because there were no previous reviews, and I would rather have something a little loose than too tight. 10 fit perfectly, but I think I would lean to sizing down for your second size rather than up. The cut outs made it a little loose in the back and the arm hole were slightly large. Paired perfectly with silver accessories and simple black peep toes. My boyfriend absolutely loved this dress and was bummed when I told him it was going back. Received many compliments throughout the night. All in all, another successful rental!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 8, 2014
Perfect for the "Dress to Impress" social event
I wore this on at a social cruise for grad school. The dress code was "dress to impress," so the sheath and cutout combination struck the perfect balance between business appropriate and a hint of sexy. Both the 0 and 2 fit well, but the 2 felt more comfortable in the hot weather. The geometric On the Verge Earrings paired perfectly with the color-blocking of the dress.
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