Just a Sheer Thing Dress

$150 to buy
$995 retail

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Stylist Notes

Sexy, slim-fitting, and uber chic, this dress by Cushnie et Ochs is the perfect style for an upcoming date or girls night out. Pair with a jaw-dropping necklace like Alexis Bittar’s Azure Vine Necklace and House of Harlow 1960’s Newly Minted Clutch - his eyes will be locked on you.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

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

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: 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 - 10.

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

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Cobalt ponte (84% viscose, 11% nylon, 5% elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with mesh detail at shoulders and back. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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38 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size30
Small5
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 14, 2015
Super sexy dress
Wore this to a bachelorette party and it was perfect. Sexy but not over the top. I only got a size 2 (my own fault) but I could have definitely gone up in size. This dress fit like a glove but was a hair too tight in the arms/bust area. Perfect length for me. Loved the color, so vibrant! Wish I owned this dress, I could definitely wear to date nights and parties.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 21, 2015
Beautiful dress. Tons of compliments.
I received so many compliments on this dress! My boyfriend wanted me to buy it. The only issue is the lining is too long for the dress so it hangs out in spots. I saw this on other reviews and saved time to handle it when getting ready. I pulled it down as far as it would go and rolled it up and pinned it inside the dress. The outer material is sturdy enough that it wasn't visible. Otherwise it was very comfortable and flattering
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 3, 2015
One of my favs!
Loved the fit and cut of this dress! Very flattering and looks great in photos!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 7, 2014
I loved this dress! Got a ton of compliments all night on it.
I wouldn't normally of chosen this dress but it was picked out for me at the Las Vegas Rent the Runway shop, and it is so flattering!! Great length on me and the color is really pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 4, 2014
Perfect fit!
This dress is very flattering. Despite the tight look, it has a supportive and thick lining giving it a high quality wear. The color is stand out and the back is subtle but beautiful. I'll probably rent this again! One caveat: the lining at the bottom will peak out. Just pin it!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 30, 2014
This dress fit beautifully and the color was exactly what I wanted. I loved the back. Sexy & subtle.
The fit was snug but great. There is a little stretch. I could have fit in the smaller size but the mesh didn't irritate my skin in the larger size. It looked great and I felt great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
August 4, 2014
Easy to wear
Fit like a glove. I felt confident and all held in. Spanx were a must but that's pretty normal with any tight dress for me. Loved the length and the color really popped.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
July 24, 2014
Didn't end up wearing
I didn't end up wearing this dress - I was told that my original size, a 0, was damaged and so I would still get my backup dress (they didn't have a size 2 available so I got a 4 as a backup) but I would need to select another dress. When this dress arrived, I still tried it on. The 4 actually fit quite well, but I could tell it was supposed to fit silghtly tighter - there was some gaping on my armpits and stuff. However, any tighter might have been obscene on my hips. The lining is very thick - if you're not overly blessed in the chest department, you could definitely get away without wearing a bra, as long as the size fit you well enough to hold them in. A 4 on me would have let mine swing a little bit freer than I prefer. Additionally, the hemline was falling out as if it had been ripped open. I was very suprised that got past RTR's QA team.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
July 12, 2014
This was totally not planned. And we all matched!
Perfect for a traditional wedding. Classy and flattering. The back is killer. The length perfect. Would recommend to anyone for a spring wedding
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
July 8, 2014
Didn't end up wearing because it was too plain
I ended up wearing a dress that I already own to this wedding because this dress ended up being so plain. It does have the sheer back but in person it does not stand out very much. My husband also said it looked fine but that nothing was special about it. I usually like dresses that show off one of your features very well whether it be your legs, arms, back, chest, just something! I felt that this dress did not do justice to any feature. The size 0 did fit fine so I would say it is true to size for anyone that still wants to order it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
June 30, 2014
boring dress
this looks much better in the picture. It's pretty boring and not all that flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 17, 2014
Great color, received a ton of compliments!
Loved the indigo color. However not my favorite rtr. This dress is not for anyone short- I'm 5'8-9 and it came down to just above my knees and the torso has a long fit. It is form fitting, but it was loose it the stomach area. Got compliments on the back and that it was flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
June 9, 2014
Just the right amount of sexy
I loved this dress. The longer length and conservative front make it totally appropriate for a wedding but the sheer back adds a hint of sexiness and fun. The front of the dress doesn't have any structure so I wore a nubra with it which was perfect, may not work for bigger busted girls though
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 28, 2014
Amazing fit that made me feel like a million dollars. Would recommend this dress for any occasion!
I rented this dress for my good friends wedding rehearsal dinner. Three of us rented dresses, and surprisingly we all picked different colors and styles. This dress fit so well and hugged all your curves in the right places. Obviously you couldn't wear a bra, but as long as you aren't outside in the cold, the dress is perfectly capable of holding up with noone the wiser. This dress fit true to size and looked stunning. The only concern was the lining peaked out when I would sit down, but a small adjustment by pulling down the outer layer did the trick. I paired this with the Oscar de la Renta Northern Lights Drop Earrings. They looked amazing together, but the earrings are clip-ons and very heavy. I would recommend this dress for any cocktail type occasion or a night out!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 5, 2014
Fun and different!
First RTR experience! Rented this dress for my birthday and wore it out to dinner and for drinks. It hugged every curve but was a very flattering cut. As other reviewers have said, you can't really wear a traditional bra with this dress. Even though I am smaller-chested I felt uncomfortable going bra-less as this dress did not have THAT much built-in support. I ended up buying a stick-on bra just to wear with this dress. Although I got lots of compliments, I did find myself adjusting the dress (pulling on the hem, etc.) several times over the course of the night. Overall, I enjoyed wearing this dress but was not in love with it and likely would not rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 27, 2014
Classic with an edge
The dress fit perfectly and the color was great. The material was nice, and supportive enough that I didn't need a bra. My only complaint was that the lining stuck out of the bottom of the dress (even on the hanger) so I had to tape it so it didn't show all night. It looked as though the hem had fallen out at some point and was improperly repaired.
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
April 20, 2014
Great color
Couldn't believe the support this dress provides. Can't remember the last time I went in public comfortably without a bra. Love this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
April 18, 2014
Class, sexy dress!
This is a great dress! It's tight but the material is pretty structured--still flattering on curvier figures and I didn't need to wear a bra. The one negative was that the sheer back went too low for me to wear shapewear, which I generally consider a necessity for form-fitting styles. So I ended up feeling more comfortable in the bigger size, which was a bit long on me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
April 13, 2014
Great color, awesome quality!
The pictures don't show this but the dress was a little loose. This dress was actually a back up dress that RTR sent since the original dress I got did not fit well, otherwise I would have liked to try the size 4. The color of this dress is beautiful - bright blue and it is really comfortable! It is a thick fabric with a super soft satin lining inside and the mesh back adds a fun and sexy touch to the conservative front and length.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
March 4, 2014
Great dress! The back butt seam of the dress was off on the medium but not the small
I actually reserved a different dress and was notified by the go to girl two days before my event. Rent the runway totally worked with me to get me the right look and in time! I would definitely rent again! The top back of this dress is the best part!
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
March 1, 2014
rtr ensured I had options sent 2 me 4 event since orig dress didn't ship due to snow storm.
the original dress I had ordered was not available due to the snow storms so they made every attempt and sent several backup styles. I was hesitant about this dress but it was beyond amazing and fit perfectly. I loved every moment in this dress. it made me feel young and beautiful and sexy after baby. thanks rtr for making our family pictures look more amazing than ever
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
February 10, 2014
great classic dress
beautiful fabric and color
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 13, 2014
Beautiful color, comfortable, loved it.
This dress is simple, but yet sexy at the same time. I will definately rent this dress again. I wore it with a nubra, (glad I did and it worked very well). I received a lot of compliments (especially the color). You will definately stand out in this dress. It was so comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 20, 2013
Great for a formal wedding.
Form fitting but very comfortable. Does not work with a bra so if you need support, this dress wouldn't be good for you.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 10, 2013
Comfortable, Elegant yet Sexy
Beautiful dress with nice fit and very comfortable. This was the backup to my original choice... Would rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 12, 2013
LOVE
Amazing dress! Fit perfectly and did not have to wear a bra! Got so many compliments. Would rent again! PS no spanx needed.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 1, 2013
Super comfortable, classy & sexy
Loved this dress! It is a bit plain in front but the sheer back adds some flair. I added a chunky necklace too which made it less plain too. Great for a wedding, very nice lining (well made dress). I originally ordered the 0 but they only had a 2 which worked well for me because I doubt I would have fit in the 0! Would definitely recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 19, 2013
Beautiful dress, but neither size fit.
I didn't end up wearing this because both the 6 and 8 were too tight. Very beautiful dress in a gorgeous color, but it was not flattering for wide hips. While the fabric stretched, it was not flattering. I needed at least a size 10 in order for it to fit! Definitely not what I was expecting.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 18, 2013
Great color and fit.
This dress has stretch and really hugs the body. The color is beautiful. It wasn't the look I was going for, but it was a great dress nonetheless.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 14, 2013
Lovely
I rented this as my backup dress and didn't end up wearing it. I chose a Versace instead just because I could wear a bra with that dress and not this one. Beautiful color and sexy sheer back detail is lovely BUT I didn't feel as confident going bra-less as someone else might feel. Great for any occasion calling for a cocktail dress. True to size, comfortable fabric with a little stretch.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
August 26, 2013
Beautiful color, love this dress.
I unfortunately was not able to wear the 2 size, but the dress was beautiful. Great material. Very luxurious. Simple lines that provide a very sexy physique. Would love to rent again in the correct size. It is a size 2, true to size.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
August 25, 2013
Sexy and comfortable!
I went to the RTR showroom and fell in love with this dress (thanks Shannon!) It's lined in Satin so it's really comfortable. I also rented the Alexis Bittar necklace shown on the model and it really complemented the dress. I wore it to a wedding and it was a big hit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 2, 2013
Simple & Sexy
LOVE this cobalt blue show stopper. The lining in the dress is beyond comfortable & the sheer back is such a surprise. A must rent!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
July 15, 2013
My Favorite Dress EVER
Okay, maybe I felt more like a princess in my prom dress, but this dress is by far my favorite RTR dress so far! It is HOT. I ordered the 0 and 2, and the 2 was definitely too baggy in places (I'm 5'7, 115 lbs, 32B, and pear shaped). The color is a cross between purple and blue (indigo, for those of you who remember ROYGBIV). The fabric is awesome - I don't even know how to describe it other than "luxe". That was probably the best surprise about the dress, and one that pictures can't show. It has a thick enough liner that you don't need any shapewear, but you will need a backless bra and seamless thong (I used Nubra and Commando). The length was modest enough for a wedding, but the mesh shoulders and back added the perfect amount of sexy. I paired it with the kate spade of new york Green Hot Chip Statement Necklace. I really can't say enough about how much I loved this dress and how great I felt in it. I've checked for it going on sale to buy it, but so far no luck. If it ever does, I am buying it. Hell, maybe I'll rationalize a $1K dress purchase before then. That's how awesome this dress is.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 19, 2013
Classic in the front; a bit daring in the back.
I liked this dress, I thought it was flattering for an hourglass shape. The front looks like a very classic sheath dress, but the back is a very daring shear material. I loved it, but my husband made sure I wore a wrap to cover the back most of the evening because he was concerned the back was a bit racy for his work event. I wore the Alexis Bittar necklace that the model is wearing which was AMAZING! It really popped on the dress. Also, I used a gold shawl which worked well with the necklace.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 62
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 10, 2013
Didn't wear it but GORGEOUS!
This dress was my "back-up" dress in case the Herve I chose didn't work. The only reason I chose the Herve over this dress was because it was a springtime/KY Derby event and I wanted the brighter colors in the other dress. This dress is understated elegance, beautifully constructed and just so classic, yet a touch of edginess with the sheer back. The 4 and 6 both fit but the 4 was a bit tight around the armholes and if you're not a tall girl (5'8" or more) the length is knee or below, just so you know. The color is saturated and scrumptious!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 4, 2013
Simple, but beautiful. In a room full of blue dresses, I still was able to stand out!
The dress fit really well! It wasn't skin tight, but it hugged me just the way I wanted it to. You'll want to wear a backless bra if you're chest-heavy; I'm a 36C and I could have gone braless if I really wanted to! That's how fitted the dress is. I didn't have any petals handy, so I went with the backless bra. The color is awesome! It's simple, but everyone was complimenting on the dress all night. RtR wins again! This actually wasn't my first pick for a dress; I had originally wanted the Ian Se Beijing dress, but the person who rented before me sent it back in too late =( RtR called me the day before and sent suggestions for replacement dresses, and this was one of them. I'm SO glad it worked out! Hopefully I'll have a chance to wear that other dress soon. =)
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 116
Body type: Petite
May 2, 2013
The dress fit well. BUT it is NOT the color pictured on the website. It is violet, not lavender.
The dress fit well. BUT, it is NOT the color pictured on the website. It is violet, not lavender.

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