David Meister

Black Garden Mesh Sheath

$495 retail

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Stylist Notes

Embroidered mesh makes this David Meister LBD chic. Wear it with a statement necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black crepe (80% Acetate, 20% Polyamide). Long sleeve. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 44.5’’ from shoulder to hemline. Made in the USA.

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37 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(16)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
October 9, 2016
Felt like a princess!!

The dress was perfect for a semi formal wedding. I have a large chest(32F) and a strapless bra worked perfectly for this winner. It hit me right at the knee (I'm 5'5). I received many compliments all night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 5, 2017
Classy NYE

I wore the 4, but I wish I wore the 2, as it stretches out a bit as you wear it. When you first put the dress on, it's tight around the bust area, but again, it stretches out s bit. Although I loved this dress, it is a little tough if you are busty at all. Despite that, it is a lovely and elegant dress--I received many compliments. I am happy I got it and I would wear it again! I usually wear a 2 or 4 dress, 26 jeans. This dress is pretty true to size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 112lbs
January 10, 2017
Very nice simple black dress, Can't believe I didn't get a decent picture.

Good fit, longer length on me. Conservative yet sexy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
January 16, 2017
Nice dress. Classy choice.

I rented this dress for a dance. I ordered a larger size because I'm full bust, but because I had to order a larger size for the bust, the actual dress on my body was a bit too big. Really nice, classy dress over all. Nice, high quality material.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Age: 25
February 12, 2017
Convenience & Style

When my father passed away unexpectedly the last thing I wanted to do was shop and try on dresses. RTR was the perfect option to have dress options delivered to my door with a short notice. I also had to never worry about wearing the "funeral" dress again. I received so many compliments, and despite the circumstances still felt beautiful. Thank you not only for the amazing dress but the experience!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 17, 2017
Spectacular!

Rented this for a James Bond theme birthday party as it is similar to the dress in Spectre movie. So many compliments even from unknown people in restaurants and bars! Felt like a million $. Would rent again in a heartbeat.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 23, 2017
I didn't end up wearing this

The arms are a weird baggy fit, not great quality

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 30, 2017
Absolutely beautiful. . .

For a conservative orthodox wedding ceremony. It was so classy I received a ton of compliments. I loved the fit, only issue is the see-through area is tulle and there were some rips and holes on the one sleeve. Luckily I was able to wear since I was only in it for an hour. Would love to rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 16, 2017
Pseudo Tatoos!

I loved the detail on this dress. The back looks like wings in the design. It kind of looks like tattoos without the commitment!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
October 15, 2017
Perfectly elegant for an evening "black tie optional" wedding

I really liked this dress and got tons of compliments. The 8 fit me like a glove. It was very comfortable to move in. On the review I had to select "hourglass" as my body type, but I still have a bit of a belly. It was a form fitting dress so I did have to be conscious of my posture to hide the belly. Nonetheless, I felt beautiful in it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 17, 2017
Wore this twice already and have it reserved again

Perfect fit and classy

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
November 16, 2017
Cool, flattering dress for gala

This updated little black dress was perfect for the gala, as it's dressy and elegant. The knee length looks modern while being warmer for fall. The fabric and black color are flattering, and I was able to skip the spanx, so I was comfy all night long. The size 6 fit well in the hips, but was a bit snug in the bust (I'm only a 36C, so it's cut small), so I wore the 8. I got so many compliments and felt great in this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
November 28, 2017
Lovely LadyWear

This dress was a hit for the evening event I attended. Nothing but compliments all evening

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 6, 2017
Flatering fit

Flatering fit. Elegant and edgy. Like the longer length. A couple of small holes in mesh but still wearable. However I did not wear for my work Holiday party since I didn't think this black dress would stand out.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 23, 2018
This item was beautiful and fit perfectly. Unfortunately it arrived with a hole in the sleeve

I would order again. But made another choice.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 2, 2019
Gorgeous Dress

I wore this dress to a benefit gala that called for semi-formal attire. It was flattering and I received many compliments from unfamiliar faces. I was concerned that the sleeves would be tight (due to the material); however, I did not have any problems. I felt confident and comfortable in this dress all evening.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Age: 33
December 14, 2016
Hated to return it

This dress is absolutely STUNNING on! I wore this dress for my graduation and everyone complimented me on how beautiful it was! I had a bit of a mishap with the dress when I initially received it in the mail. There was a hole in the right upper arm and a button missing on the left sleeve. Also, I originally ordered a 4 (5'3, 135 lb. athletic build), which is my normal size but it was a little baggy. Nonetheless, I contacted RTR (Dolores is the BOMB) and sent photos of the dress (the hole and missing button) and mentioned that the dress was a little big and I could go down a size if the 4 wasn't available for delivery. I received the size 2 the following day and it fit like a dream! You won't regret this little number!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 179lbs
February 1, 2017
Beautiful and comfortable.

This was a back up dress for me. I loved the way it felt on my body. The fabric stretched, which I loved. I wasn't a huge fan of the length of the dress-since I am short, any dress I wear, the length is always weird on me, it just depends. The dress is beautiful, I just liked the other dress I ordered better for what I was wearing it too.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 71
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
April 20, 2017
fit great. loved how it looked. liked it so much I would have bought the dress.

I typically wear a size 4 but thank goodness you get a second size for free. I also ordered a 2 and that is the size that fit. I am 5'4" and 115 lbs. Only issue was there was a small hole in the netting on one sleeve but no one noticed but me.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 77
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
October 30, 2017
Fun night!

For me the sleeves were a bit short- but then I am tall. Not a deal breaker though. I ordered the 10 and it was too large- it fit fine but the smaller size would have been better. This dress needs the right kind of jewelry- as it can look sort of like a funeral. I wore elegant costume jewelry.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
December 6, 2018
Didn't get to wear this.

The dress overall is really pretty, I wish I had been able to wear it. The sleeves themselves are fine, but the dress has too much fabric in the bodice and was bunching on the sides/in the back. It made me look bumpy so I didn't end up wearing it for this reason.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
October 2, 2016
Accentuates the curves!

I loved this dress! The sleeves were fit but not too snug which is a big concern for most of the dresses on this site. The lower part is stretchy but snug so I didnt need to wear my spanx. You will need a strapless bra for sure. I got so many compliments all night. It really hugs your waist making an hourglass figure out of any body type. Also the back is killer. My fiance says he wishes I would have bought it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 11, 2016
RTR Team Review

Beautifully illusioned neckline and sleeves with unique overlaying pattern detail by David Meister. Running true to size, we recommend sizing up for backup. Although the fabric is very stretchy, it is still rather fitted at the best, making it best for smaller cup sizes. However in the hips, the stretchy fabric allows for a comfortable feel. Because of the see-through neckline, a strapless bra must be worn to ensure no straps are visible. At 5’5, the hemline reached knee to tea length. Pair with sleek jewelry and black strappy heels to your night time event.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
November 18, 2016
Pretty Dress

This was sent in replacement of something they couldn't send me. They sent me a 4 (I usually wear a 2) and it was a little big so it wasn't flattering. I would say it runs true to size. The detail on this is pretty but just a little blah for my liking (the dress this replaced had all sequins). It is a good length and well made. The dress I got was brand new.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
December 24, 2016
Perfect for parties!

Classic LBD. So comfortable through the solid black bodice. The sheer arms were a little less flexible. But overall, great for moving and dancing. Lots of compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 2, 2017
I received compliments all night.

Dress fit perfectly. Great balance of high style and comfort.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
January 20, 2017
I wore this for an engagement party for my daughter.

Everything was perfect. Dress was in good shape, it was packed well, and very easy to return. I received several compliments during the party.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 54
March 11, 2017
Perfect fit. Looked beautiful and elegant. Super comfortable.

Perfect fit. Looked beautiful and elegant. Super comfortable. No Cons.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
April 8, 2017
the dress was beautiful, I got a lot of complements. it fits very well . very good for formal affair

The dress is good for any occasion

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
May 11, 2017
I would suggest this dress for any formal occasion. Perfect fit and I felt great!

Perfect fit and true to size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 60
June 7, 2017
Loved how comfortable it felt. Would rent it again.

Fit true to size.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 8, 2017
This dress was perfect for our son's weddding.

I received dozens of compliments on how beautiful this dress is. It fit me great. I am 5'3" and 128 pounds.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 15, 2018
Got lots of compliments on the dress. It does not photograph well. Looks much better in person

The 6 fit but 8 was better. The built in slip was longer than the dress. I added a safety pin to hold it up and it worked.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 66
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
September 18, 2018
great dress

couldn't believe how easy this was to do, or the quality of the dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 28, 2019
True to size but arms baggy

The body of the dress fit well, not too tight but the arms were baggy and it was a tad short and big for me. Overall a nice dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
March 3, 2019
Omaha fashion week

Really classic black dress. Lave long sleeves are very pretty. I’m 5’5”, 137 lbs. the size 4 fit, but the size 6 felt more comfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
April 29, 2019
5 yo: “wow mom you look like a vampire”

This was a backup dress sent to me bc of an issue with my order. The material is soft and the fit was great but the decoration on the side of the arms looks like giant spiders. My 5-year-old said it “makes you look like a vampire or the lady that rides the elephants in dumbo.” Truth from the mouths of children. Take that for what you will. Didn’t wear it to the wedding. Maybe an October wedding or a funeral might be better suited for this dress.

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