Blumarine

Behind Sheer Lines Dress

$40 rental
$800 Retail

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

Stylist Notes

FAB. This dress by blumarine is beyond. Sheer striping will make an ultra chic statement when you saunter into the party!

Our model wears the dress with Oscar de la Renta's Othello Ring.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust with minimal coverage
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra. A nude slip is recommended as striping is completely sheer.
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, 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: 38 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust with minimal coverage
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra. A nude slip is recommended as striping is completely sheer.
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black Stretch Knit with Illusion Inserts (70% rayon, 30% polyester). Three-quarter sleeves. High neckline. Pencil skirt. No Zipper. 37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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42 reviews

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Small 1
True to Size 20
Large 20
Photos 26
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113 lbs
Dec 16, 2013

Completely see through

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm not really sure that there is any way to wear this dress and not have it be see through at the bust. I could not wear this dress. It's a shame too, because the cut of the dress is great.
Lauren
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 17, 2013

Delivered on time and dress was amazing!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Dress fit like a glove!
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 22, 2013

Sexy little number for winter!

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
I rented this for a Christmas dinner date in DC. The dress is way sexier than it comes across in the pick but my husband LOVED it. There is no way you can pull off a bra so pasties are the way to go. I wouldn't suggest this to girls over a C and you need to be comfortable working that dress braless! It ran a little large in the top. I would have felt more comfortable in a 42 but the 44 fit well. Just a little extra room in the shoulder/underarm area and less tight. The fabric is thicker and warm!
Rhonda
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 1, 2014

I had a great experience with RTR. This was my first rental but it will not be my last.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Absolutely stunning dress!!! It's just as pictured and fits like a glove. This dress is definitely a statement piece, I loved wearing it. My hubby loved it so much he's wanting to buy it for me. Glad I have good pics as memories! The only downside to this dress is the sheer part across the tata area. You can see everything, all of it...so be prepared to have some sort of coverup, I used a black bandeau and it worked perfectly!
Kaylan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142 lbs
Feb 4, 2014

Comfortable, flattering, and unique

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress was fantastic. I thought it'd be tough for a dinner out, given the form-fitting material, but it looked chic and alluring even after a multi-course meal! The stripes are a rare breed, in that they actually flatter despite being horizontal! I wore a black bra to accentuate the sheer panels, and loved the result.
Stephanie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 10, 2014

A sexy dress perfect for winter affairs!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress because I wanted something sexy that was still winter-weather appropriate and this dress knocked it out of the park! My boyfriend couldn't stop talking about how much he loved it and I felt confident all night. Definitely plan on sizing down - I normally wear a 6 and was shocked that the 40 was the best fit for me. Also, I am pretty slight chested and felt comfortable without a bra, but did utilize the fashion tape included. Only drawback on this dress is that I wish I could own it - great dress, RTR!
Nathalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 116 lbs
Feb 10, 2014

Sultry & Sexy!

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress! I wore this out for my birthday and got many compliments on it. It looks deceiving on the hanger but once you put this on it has the "wow" factor. It fit slightly loose around the waist on me but the rest fit like a glove and it was comfortable to wear. My only advise is to use the double stick tape around your chest to secure that you don't flash. Other than that this is a must rent for a Date Night or Girls Night Out. I would consider buying this dress and definitely would rent it again.
Kacy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 12, 2014

Wore this for a Vegas event.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This runs rather large and a little long. I wore a black bra with it. It is see-through at top.
J*
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 13, 2014

Very flattering and comfortable at the same time. Lots of compliments, easy to dress up or down.

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Runs true to size to slightly large, size up for a fuller bust.
Frankie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
Feb 16, 2014

Awesome!

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Loved every inch (and the inches that were missing, too) of this dress. I especially enjoyed the attention that I got from my husband while I was wearing it. It made or a very special evening. ;0)
Jennifer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 20, 2014

Loved this dress! So sassy

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
This dress was amazing. I wore a size 40 but wished they had the 38 available. It was slightly large but not overly noticeable. As for the breast area, I had no problems with it covering. I wore no bra and the top does not move out of place. If you do have an issue, you can easily wear a NuBra underneath!
***
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 104 lbs
Mar 22, 2014

Great dress but choose your occasion wisely.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Great dress, sexy and classy. Thicker fabric helps tone it down some which is helpful because the panels are sheer (not nude, a bit of bluish gray in the mesh). I wouldn't wear it braless, I'd wear it with a nude colored bra. Love the dress for a date night or evening cocktail affair but it was too va-va-voom for a day wedding.
Shari
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142 lbs
Apr 1, 2014

I wore this to a holiday cocktail party and loved it!!!!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was absolutely amazing! I am very self-conscious about showing too much leg, but decided to go for it. It is right on trend with the cut out dresses you are seeing on celebrities. CAUTION! This does NOT have a lining!! Because the knit material was a thicker and the stripes were wide enough, I was able to go without a bra with some well placed double stick tape. I danced all night long and did not have any problems with the dress riding up or the stripes migrating up from the double stick tape. I will rent this dress again, but I would actually go a size down on this particular one. The material is very forgiving and I like to emphasis my waist. I wish I had a better photo of this dress. It looks incredible in person!
Courtney
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 4, 2014

Stunning dress...got lots of compliments from friends and strangers. Wore it for Vegas fun.

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Wear nude pasties.
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 10, 2014

Unforgettable

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress was beyond amazing!! My favorite rental so far (I've rented A LOT). Had to have someone on full time nipple patrol but it was worth it. Definitely runs large, I wore a 42 and I think I could have worn a 40 possibly. It was a show stopper!! Highly recommended
BA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 25, 2014

??

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit great! Looked fantastic. Lots of compliments. Wear nude bra.
Christie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Apr 26, 2014

Perfect sexy anniversary dress

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
My husband loved this dress for our first anniversary! Perfect fit with just enough coverage while being sexy
GBear
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 27, 2014

"Sexy and classy".. cliche... but so true!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
I think the phrase "the perfection combination of sexy and classy" is overused but can't help using it to describe this unassuming dress! I first tried it on without a bra and that was a disaster (nip slip)! I ended up wearing a plain, nude-colored bra and it was barely visible! Granted, you can kind of see the bra, but the benefit of perky boobs and no nip slips definitely outweighed the possibility of flashing a strap. Plus, in the dark it's impossible to tell. This dress COULD have been tighter as it somewhat stretched out by the end of the night but overall, my true size was a great fit! it hugs in all the right places, is super comfortable, and a total stunner. I really wish I could have kept this dress!!! :'(
christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 30, 2014

Not impressed.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
It looked cute on the model but the dress itself was longer than expected. The top it totally sheer and the fabric is thick.
ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 20, 2014

I wore this dress for my birthday celebration

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress was really well made and overall the fit was good. It was longer than I had expected and I am almost 5'9. You need fashion tape to hold it in place on top or a nude strapless bra.
Sunny C
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
May 26, 2014

Such a great outfit! Def makes you stand out from the crowd.

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I'm normally a 10 but i got a 48 and 46 just in case because I'm a DD in breast size and i have a very shapely figure. However, I was a bit suprised to find that even the 46 was a bit big. I have like an hour glass figure so i think if i a 44 may have been dead on! Nonetheless I still adored the dress. Great length, comfy texture and on-time delivery. I will def use this service again. Thanks!
Max
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
May 28, 2014

Blah

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I rented this in the 40 and 42 (apparently there's a size 38 but I wasn't given that option to choose from) and neither sizes fit. It has a turtle neck on it and it was lose around my neck. The sizing says "good for A-C cups and I'm a DD so I thought I would definitely fill in the size 40 and I got the 42 just in case, meanwhile both were kind of baggy on me. It made a slight difference when I put heels on so that I was able to pull the dress a little longer but it just didn't look right. I would NOT recommend this for SHORT girls!!! I'm 5' 3" and like I said, it just didn't work. Also, I purchased the pasties so that I could wear the dress without a bra but that didn't work either since they were a completely different color from my skin so they showed right through the dress in contrast to me. They were really light in color (and I have very fair skin so that's saying a lot.
none
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 18, 2014

The knit material was loose go a size smaller.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
The staff attempt to be helpful however with a rental the need to be more aware about questions regarding undergarments and sizing.
rania
Age: 23
Jul 16, 2014

Obsessed with the for and how flattering it is. So, so sexy.

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was just perfect. The material is flattering on any body shape and will make anyone feel sexy and confident in it. RTR was amazing as well--I had a last minute crisis when my order came in with some minor tares in the shear parts but they were amazing reimbursed me for the alterations after trying to send me 50 other dresses to choose from. But I was too set on this amazing dress. I wish I could've kept it!
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 18, 2014

This dress is chic and sexy!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
It runs a little large, so get a size down for your extra.
michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 18, 2014

Wowzer!

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Was celebrating birthday in a night club in Vegas and decided to go all out! Dress is truly amazing as most reviews indicated. Very flattering on the problem spots! I had enough courage to go with out a bra, but definitely get 2 sided tape. I danced all night and didn't have one slip. Dress is sexy but very classy! The neck was a little loose but the thickness of the material really holds everything in place. I am old enough to be the mom of most of the girls that were at the club, but was stopped by a group of them on our way out complementing how beautiful the dress was. My husband absolutely loved the dress, the black stripes strategically cover most but its definitely see through. They didn't have the next size down and i think probably could have worn it but the 44 was fine. Highly recommend this for the right occasion.
Linda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 30, 2014

Fun birthday party dress!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a backup option to a sequin romper for my birthday. I wanted to wear something fun and sexy. The great thick stretchy fabric was not too hot for a summer evening out. There is no lining, so please make sure you wear fashion tape for sure. Received so many compliments for this dress and thought it was a huge hit!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 14, 2014

A very chic LBD but follow the stylist's recommendations!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This was worn for a photo shoot. As it was the second dress in an order only one size was available and it ran a bit large in the waist. The stylist recommends best for A to C cup and that's probably right--the horizontal striping accentuates chest size which was not needed for my 35 D size. A slip is also recommended and I would concur--a bra outline is easily seen through the sheer stripes. This one grabs a lot of attention, but probably best for the athletic or straight and narrow figure.
The Black Cat
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 20, 2014

Simple, sophisticated, yet all around Sexy!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Was my first choice but wore my second. Will defiantly rent again to wear the next time around. Had the size 40 since the 38 wasn't available. Will have to try and see how the 38 fits. A little loose around the neck. You would want to wear pasties or a nude color bra with it.
CF
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 182 lbs
Aug 26, 2014

SEXY!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This runs very large, I'm curvy and it has lots of stretch, go down a size!
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 25, 2014

Fantastic show stopping dress

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Stretchy but thick fabric hugs your curves. Got lots of compliments all night! Wear a nu-bra underneath. Very comfy for dancing!
Mer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

Sexy and classy

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
I was pretty surprised this dress fit me since I usually wear a 12. So I'd say this dress is super stretchy and runs large (or the dress I received was mismarked) but it doesn't lose its form. The mesh parts are very see through, but I was in Vegas so this didn't bother me. If you were wearing this in a more conservative venue, you'd probably want some undergarments. If you're an amazon like me, the mesh stripes on the bottom of the dress will lead all the way up to your lady parts. I didn't wear a bra and felt comfortable without one.
Leslie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

Sexy, simple and comfortable

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Like most dresses, it wasn't made for someone 5'3 but it was sexy comfortable and interesting. I loved wearing it!
Mandy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137 lbs
Nov 4, 2014

I saw this dress and couldn't wait to wear it.

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Although it's a pretty dress, there was a little too much room in the waist. It does not cinch like the picture. This will be nice if you need a little room in the waist. I thought this would fit much tighter.
Serre
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 12, 2014

Sexy!!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I received this dress and fell in LOVE with it!!! Even loved it more when I had it on, unfortunately as I was showing my friend and marveling at myself, she pointed out a problem in the back! A rip just at my behind.. :-( needless to say I wasn't able to wear it..... But the customer service girls were amazing!
Kaitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 17, 2014

Love love love.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore the 40 but should have worn the 38. The dress arrived at the very last second and I literally had no time to try on both before walking out the door to the event - popular choice I guess. I would consider renting again or even saving up to purchase the actual thing - I loved it.
Samantha
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 11, 2014

Striking dress

Size worn: 40
Rented for: Vacation
Best to wear without bra and use double-sided tape on breast
Debra
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 14, 2014

Reserved and exhibitionist all at the same time. Loved the attention.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Runs a little large. Expected the fabric to be stretchier based on the photos of the model. The weave on the shear parts is a little course; it looks great, but it's just a little bit itchy. The sheer parts look like regular stripes of color until you notice that there are shadows underneath those stripes. It took people 5 or 10 seconds to realize what they could see. Definitely recommend fashion tape. I would definitely wear this dress again.
Tawana
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Dec 22, 2014

This dress was perfect for a party or a formal event with a bit of edge.

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I was currently in between sizes when I wore this dress in 8/2014 at about 165lbs. This dress was perfect for my boyfriend's 30th birthday party. The only con was wearing a tan bra, which you could see a little. I should have went with the black bra instead. The overall fit was a little loose, so I went down a size.
Heidi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 4, 2015

Very nice dress, but sheer!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore a nude bra under and I wish I would have worn a black bandeau because it pictures it is very sheer.
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