BCBGMAXAZRIA

Backstory Sheath

$35 rental
$248 Retail

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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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21 reviews

Fit
Small 3
True to Size 14
Large 1
Photos 11
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

Perfect for the "Dress to Impress" social event

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
casey.cowan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Exceeded my expectations

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 18, 2014

Conservative but Still Kinda Sexy

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129 lbs
Sep 20, 2014

Nice dress for a party...not a fashion show.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 25, 2014

Very cute, but runs small!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress was very cute, but I was unable to wear it because it runs very small!
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

This dress was incredibly flattering. I wore it to a wedding but it'd be great for corporate events

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Christina
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 7, 2014

Great fit. Perfect for a wedding!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was spot on, and surprisingly, very comfortable! Loved it!
Natasha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

Very classy

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Monica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 14, 2014

Cutouts in weird places

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Mallory
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Oct 18, 2014

Got lots of compliments!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Paloma
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

Simple, fashionable, and edgy but classy.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Jamie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

Chosen for a wedding

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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.
Pam
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Nov 18, 2014

Back-up dress...

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Nov 24, 2014

LOVE.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Jenna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 12, 2014

Gorgeous dress

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Party
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!
Danielle
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Jan 23, 2015

LOVED IT!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Mari
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Feb 16, 2015

The cut outs make this dress fun.

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Date
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.
robyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117 lbs
Mar 22, 2015

I would rent this again for any type of casual day or night event!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The 2 Fit perfectly! I am 5'4 sand the length of the dress was great as well.
ANNIE
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 122 lbs
Mar 26, 2015

Got to try the cut-out trend without showing too much skin!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
Shannon
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 31, 2015

This dress worked out perfectly for a fun wedding.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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.
Krissy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Apr 7, 2015

I loved this dress! I felt sexy and confident!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
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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