James Joyce Sheath

$45 rental
$310 retail

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Stylist Notes

A book print panel and geometric cut back make this Clover Canyon sheath a total stunner.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, 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 up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS - L.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Printed scuba (90% Polyester, 10% Lycra). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Open square back. Fitted skirt. 39’’ from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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101 reviews
Fit
Large9
True to Size59
Small6
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
July 6, 2016
Great day to night potential
Colors were a little more muted than expected - love the scuba fabric. I rented a large but I think medium would probably fit better - extra fabric was ok for work though so that the back wasn't too tight. Definitely easy to transition from work to dinner out!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 16, 2016
Unique Print!
I rented this dress for a retirement party. I wore the size small because it seemed to be a better fit. I am usually a medium, but I would say that the dress runs true to size, a little big. I would love the dress if it did not bunch up around the mid-section. I found that I would constantly have to pull the dress down. In addition, when I got home, I noticed that the bottom of the dress was completely off center. This happened a few times during the night and I had to go to the ladies room to re-adjust. At the end of the night though, it was completely over to the side. Oh well… it was a fun, unique dress.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 26, 2016
Fun pattern, soft, comfy fabric. Could have sized down.
I ordered this dress for my father-in-law's memorial party, an event he wanted to be more celebratory than sad. He knew every artist, dancer, and writer in town, so I needed something that struck a balance between arty and conservative. This dress fit the bill for me. Paired with a cardigan, (we had an unexpected snowstorm in May!) it was sexy enough to meet all of the ex-girlfriends from high school, but demure enough to hang with the grandmas. I loved the fabric; it was form-fitting, but not constricting. I did find I had to pull it down every so often, because it would ride up and bunch a bit at the waist. I think these problems could have been eliminated if I sized down to the XS, but overall it wasn't too annoying. I wish I had been able to get a photo, but that just didn't seem appropriate at a memorial!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 13, 2016
Came on time.
Fits perfectly. Very comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
May 7, 2016
Great dress, A little thick fabric
Wore it for a night out with family while on vacation. Loved the dress, got compliments. Was a little thick for warmer weather. Also snug - I think the Small would have been better for me. Did have to pull the dress down sometimes after walking, but that didn't bother me much.
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
May 4, 2016
Everyone loved the dress!!!!
This dress is perfection!!!! Why can't everything be made with this material?!!! It's thick but I wasn't hot even while dancing the night away.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 47
May 3, 2016
It fit like a glove and felt like I was wearing pajamas!
I wore it for a huge presentation and rocked it in this outfit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
April 22, 2016
Fit perfectly, loved the fabric, just the right amount of stretch. Would love to rent it again!
I wore this for my husband's birthday dinner and dancing with friends. He said this was his favorite RTR dress so far. I loved the feel of the fabric and it had just the right amount of stretch and coverage. What a fun and modern dress. Truly enjoyed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
April 21, 2016
Spring Wedding Winner!
This dress was a great choice for a festive but not formal spring evening wedding. The original forecast was overcast and cool but it turned to be 75 and sunny; thankfully neoprene material was not too warm. I fit into both the small and medium but chose the medium as it was more flattering on my hips. Other renters had mentioned the dress "rides up" while dancing or walking; I noticed forgoing shapewear seemed to make it move around less. Not sure if I would rent again, but it was a great dress for a very non-traditional wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
April 19, 2016
The colors were nice
The dress does slink up every step you take, as other reviewers commented on. Thought would be no big deal, but got super annoying just walking around the house so decided against it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 11, 2016
Great dress!
Great dress for work; length is long enough (right above the knee). I ordered the medium thinking it would be more conservative for work, but I wish I would've ordered the small because there was a little too much fabric and the dress definitely could've been tighter. I will re-order this dress in a small though! Received tons of compliments on the pattern!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Other
April 3, 2016
No stress with the process ...excitement about a new outfit for a semi private event ...
Flattering ...wore it on stage for a six hour recital/ performance set
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
March 30, 2016
Very flattering fit and material, guaranteed to get you lots of compliments.
Usual size 6-8 or M-L and typically I end up wearing the larger size due to my hips, even with a weight gain I had to wear the medium as the large was too big around the bust/arm area. The pattern is very flattering especially around the waist area and photographs extremely well. If you plan on wearing Spanx the dress is long enough on a 5'6 height to be able to wear the thigh shorts and not be visible if you bend over, but the Spanx bodysuits/slips are not low enough at the back for the cut out. I also had to wear a multi-way bra as my regular bra's sat 1/2 inch higher than the cut out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 6, 2016
Love me some scuba!
This dress was perfectly fitted. Neoprene is a thicker material though so it may have a tendency to add a few pounds. I loved it, especially the script at the bottom. Tons of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 29, 2016
Very flattering!!
Love the fabric!!!! Love the cut and very flattering!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
February 18, 2016
The back upsize in my first choice wasn't available so they chose this dress for me.
My first choice fit perfectly so I ended up not wearing this dress. The color was beautiful the fit and fabric seemed pretty tight but since the fabric was so thick it seemed like it would be good if you had a little bit of a curvy body.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 17, 2016
Fun stand out dress!
Wore to a summer wedding. The dress was fun and fit was great. Wore to a summer outdoor wedding and I wanted a print (outside of my norm) and this was perfect. Great colors and the scuba fabric held everything in at all the right places.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
February 8, 2016
Cute dress
Wore this to work on an average day. The material is very sturdy and while it's tight, sucks everything in. The only thing is it does ride up a bit when you walk. But that didn't bother me much. I'd suggest sizing up if that would bother you or if you don't like something to be almost formfitting.
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
January 10, 2016
Beautiful colors, great material, funky style
Wore it to a family friend's daughter's sweet 16. I felt classy and sophisticated. It had great colors and was a funky fun dress. I love the longer length. Although it is true to size, it did ride up a little but other than that it was great.
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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
December 26, 2015
Gorgeous, Unique, and Comfortable dress!!!
I wore this dress to a holiday party for work and it was a huge hit. So comfy I didn't want to send it back! This dress works effortlessly on many levels- breathable and bright enough for warm weather yet totally appropriate for a holiday event too. I am also a big fan of James Joyce and this dress is an excellent conversation piece. Highly recommended!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 24, 2015
GORGEOUS Dress. Love the design and material.
This dress is definitely body-con. If you have a larger middle, like me, it is better to go a size up. I'll get a size large next time.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
November 16, 2015
This dress made me look like I weighed 20 lbs less than I do. It. Was. Perfect.
Picked this up at the store and I wanted a medium, but they had none in this print. So I just squeezed myself into a small, and because of the thick fabric, it held every unsavory part of my stomach in place. If you don't like thick fabric, this brand is not for you, but as a master of the Spanx trade, I was totally into it. I got so many compliments on both the fit and fun, cool James Joyce print, it was a total hit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
November 12, 2015
Very comfortable and eye catching
Form fitting without being restricting like a bandage dress. Good length (I'm 5'2") and wedding appropriate. I was able to wear a regular bar. The Small and XSmall were almost the same fit, so I went with the XS since I'm on the shorter side. I loved the original pattern on this dress. Unfortunately, the picture was taken without a flash indoors, so its not the best to show off the dress pattern.
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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
November 8, 2015
Perfect for a baby shower
So comfy !
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 46
November 1, 2015
Easy to wear
Neoprene material is comfortable and easy to wear. Dress is long which was good for a church wedding. Color is not quite as bright as in their picture.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
October 25, 2015
Makes a statement but still conservative!
This dress fits great and true to size. It was a bit long on me, since I am petite, but it worked for the event that I wore it to. It is made of a thick neoprene type fabric that feels snug but is comfortable. I liked how it tapered in at the waist and it was flattering. I wore it to a book launch and loved that there were "words" across the bottom of the dress...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 24, 2015
TONS of compliments
This dress sold me on clover canyon forever. I felt stylish and unique and received many compliments - no one could believe how affordable this rental was. I probably could have warn the small but was rushing out of the door and didn't bother to try it on. I wore a small in another clover rental and found it didn't bunch up as much. Definitely rent this dress!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2015
Great thicker dress. Super comfy!!
This was my first time wearing this designer and material. It was great. I could have worn the small, but it was a bit tight across the hips and i didnt think it would work well for walking. The medium was still form fitting, comfortable, and colorful. I have relatively larger hips, so it kept riding up as i walked, but its length helped that not be an emergency. I got lots of compliments, and will be renting this designer again.
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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 4, 2015
Thanks to the document print, the dress was just perfect for an event at the National Archives
The dress does ride up a little, so you do end up doing the Captain Picard tug. Also, I wore spanx to keep in shape. The print is fabulous. You can move in neoprene, no problem. The back is cute!
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 1, 2015
Eye catching and a departure from the norm.
Great great great dress. Fit was perfect and even though I was feeling bloated on the day of my conference, this dress still made me feel great. Only negative thing I have to say is that it does ride up while you walk, but what dress doesn't. This could be amazing for a wedding, work event or even just cocktails with the girls. Get this dress or try clover canyon at least once. Love.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
September 29, 2015
Awesome dress that stands out!
The neoprene material is sleek and always looks good. I wore this for a Rehearsal Dinner and it stood up with all of the running around throughout the night. Really happy I wore this!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
September 28, 2015
collaged art to wear
I loved wearing this dress, I wore if for an ordination ceremony and it was just the right amount of formal, yet funky and comfortable. My only complaint is that I did continually feel the need to pull it down when walking and I wore the small, but the medium did not feel at all any different or larger.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
September 24, 2015
I got so many compliments - this dress is a unique pic. Something about the design made it special!
The fabric is kind of thick, but soft and stretchy. Great for me with curvy hips and butt. it kind of bunch up a little in the M so I went with S.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
September 23, 2015
Great fit, comfortable material!
This was a great rental! The material is thick so it's definitely forgiving. It did get a little hot, so I would recommend it for a cooler weather wedding. Both the XS and S fit, but the XS just fit a little better on top. The length was perfect and the colors were pretty vibrant. I would definitely rent again from this designer.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 36
September 23, 2015
Beautiful, classy dress with just the right hint of sexy.
Dress fit perfectly; it's form fitting but in the right places, not every place like a Herve Leger. Classy, beautiful, loads of compliments. I rented it with my RTR unlimited and wore it to a wedding reception in Austin, and a couple dinners.
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Age: 26
September 22, 2015
Overall AWESOME dress
I ordered both a M and a S just to see since I felt like I was in between after reading some other reviews. They both fit me and I really could have worn either but the M started to bunch a bit in the mid section and I liked the length of the S better. So I went with the small. I wore it for my engagement photos and I couldn't be happier wit be the way it looked in photographs! Also, the material made it so that I didn't have to worry about it wrinkling while in my bag since we took casual photos in jeans and tshirts first. Overall, I loved this dress and would rent it again. And for a first timer I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 16, 2015
The dress run a little big and it stretches so going one size smaller will fit great.
The dress is perfect length for a day wedding or destination wedding.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131lbs
September 8, 2015
Unique dress, great fit, very comfortable!
XS fit but had a small tear in the seam and I didn't have time to fix. Wore size Small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 6, 2015
Great print & curve hugging dress. Would rent again.
Dress fit true to size & the print was very fun. Got a ton of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
August 22, 2015
comfortable dress and fun
got many compliments on this dress. it was very comfortable but fun. will rent this again!
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