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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56 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(33)
Small
(9)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 25
August 21, 2016
Sexy LBD
I wear normally a size 0/2 in dresses, but I have a smaller upper body from lower. This dress was cut very narrow on the bottom. I ended up wearing the size 4 (ordered a 2 as well) so I could move for the night, although the top was a little bigger, it worked well for the occasion. The slit at the top provided a sexy aspect but overall classic LBD for a night out. I would recommend sizing up. For reference, I'm athletic build, 32C, 5"4 and around 130 lbs.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 21, 2016
Perfect dress!
I wore this to my medical school white coat ceremony. I was looking for something on the professional side, while still being cute. This dress fit perfectly, I didn't want to send it back! Will definitely be renting this again!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
July 12, 2016
Cute, but I needed to size up.
Very cute dress, and I loved the cut-away features. I lift weights and have lats and a butt, so this dress was just too tight for me to wear across the chest and hips. No stretch in the fabric.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 28, 2016
Comfortable, business-like with a bit of sex appeal
I have rented quite a number of sheath style dresses and this was the most comfortable thanks to some stretch in the fabric. Overall I was pleased with the dress but I was disappointed in a couple of things. First, the dress I had seemed to be sewn not quite right. The right side of my bra cup as well as my right bra strap in the back kept peeking out. I was self conscious about it and kept tugging it the dress into place. The other thing was that I thought the lightest accent fabric was white when I ordered the dress, but it was grey. It was a grey that seemed more like it used to be white fabric but had gotten discolored. That may not be the case at all but that's how it appeared to me.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 19, 2016
Little black dress with a sexy twist.
I got this dress for a formal event that I was presenting at for work. I am usually somewhere between a 10 and a 12, so when the 12 became unavailable, I was a bit concerned. The 10 fit like a glove though. I was also a bit worried about how the peek-a-boo in the front would look, as I'm busty and don't usually like to reveal a lot of cleavage. It was perfect though: sexy without being over-the-top. I did wear a demi bra with it to avoid it being seen through the slit, and the straps didn't show in the back. The dress was a bit shorter than I had planned on, about 3 inches above my knees, but was still a good length. I had thought that there were white accents in the dress, but they are really a baby blue. I could sit and move around easily. I got a lot of compliments and felt very confident in this dress.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 17, 2016
Perfect for a night out
The fit was great and you are able to wear a regular bra which was a plus. Comfortable yet still sexy. It was a touch longer on myself as I am 5'2 but still was great. The fabric has no stretch so make sure you get your exact size.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Weight: 130lbs
June 13, 2016
Casual party with coworkers
The dress was very comfortable and easy to wear a normal bra.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 25, 2016
Tons of compliments!
This was my first time using RTR. I needed a last-minute dress for a wedding and thought I'd give it a try. They didn't have a second size available, but this dress ended up fitting me perfectly. I got so many compliments on it and felt awesome wearing it. Needless to say, I can't wait to rent more from this company.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 126lbs
May 11, 2016
Professional Dinner Event
I wear a 4 normally but ended up wearing the 6. It fit like a glove with the cut outs being ideal. A little sexy with still being professional.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 10, 2016
Feeling like I looked my best.
Fit great, I was very comfortable and got tons of compliments. Easy to accessorize with this, as all black things match! I liked how subtly sexy it was without being over the top. You can wear a regular bra, but because of the cut-out details on the back you kind of need to cinch the straps into a racer back.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 156lbs
March 29, 2016
Loved this dress!
I rented this last minute. Got so many complements and it fit really well! It is a great length, a little above knees, and fit like a glove for my bust and hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 183lbs
March 12, 2016
Great Party with Great Friends!
This dress was so cute! I ordered it with 2 others and decided to go with a different dress for the party. It was comfortable, not too tight, but it didn't make you feel like you were falling out all over the place. I might say it was a little snug for a 12, which is what a usually wear, but the fabric doesn't have much stretch to it. You definitely don't want to go up in size though. The dress won't look right if you do.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 8, 2016
Perfect fitting dress
This dress is incredible. It fit like a glove, was very classy but had a surprise peek of cleavage. It was true to size dress size (I always tend to go up one size when I do RTR), form fitting yet comfortable. It was figure-flattering and a good length as well. The fabric is a little thicker (like a work dress fabric) so it's probably best for fall or winter events. I adore this dress and would purchase it if I could!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
March 7, 2016
Lovely dress for a cocktail party
Dress fit well in the top, a little baggy in the mid-section, but overall a nice dress for a cocktail party
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 40
March 7, 2016
Sexy yet sophisticated.
This was very flattering dress - comfortable. Was able to wear a normal bra which is always nice. The only con was that it was a little tight in the butt - which I typically don't experience in dresses. But wasn't not too tight to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Age: 26
February 21, 2016
Fun twist on a LBD
I'd only say this dress runs small if you don't account for curves (like I didn't). The top fit fine, but my hips area was definitely snug and I would need to get a 6 to wear this in public without pulling at the skirt constantly. The material is thick and forgiving. Love the geometric shapes and subtle cutouts. Wore a regular bra, but you can kind of see it in my close up picture -- a demi may work better. Rented this as part of the VDay 3for1, but passed on actually wearing it due to the size.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
February 19, 2016
Awesome dress for dinner and a show with the hubby!
It was more form fitting in the bottom than I was anticipating and the lighter color on top was darker and more grey than I was expected but the dress was gorgeous. Great dress!
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 16, 2015
Birthday dress
Wore this dress for my birthday. Was appropriate enough to wear in the office then transition to the bars. Very comfortable and flattering. Would rent again!
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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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
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: 28
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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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: 28
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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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: 27
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: 41
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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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
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: 43
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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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
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: 40
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: 36
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.
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