David Meister

Falling Petal Embroidered Sheath

$650 retail

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Stylist Notes

Floral embroidery makes this black David Meister sheath pop. We love the look with red pumps.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room 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 has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black and white embroidery on mesh (100% Polyester). Cap sleeves. Boat neckline. Sheath. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 44" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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124 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Age: 50
August 9, 2016
Very pretty on but still conservative enough for work

It is unusual and got lots of complements. It is fitted with no stretch so if you are between sizes go for the bigger one. The only con was that the mesh part on top was a little itchy. I wore a black bra with it and you could see the straps through the mesh but it still looked fine

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
August 9, 2016
Gorgeous, but delicate, embroidery

This dress fits true to size, looks amazing, has just the right amount of sexy so that it to still works for the office but can easily work just as well for a date or night out. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the overlay is super delicate so you need to be careful with jewelry and corners and anything that snags.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 63
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
August 11, 2016
LOVE this dress and got sooooo many complements.

Unexpected bonus was the built it bra like support with slight padding. I'm a 36 DD so I had to wear a black bra but the straps looked like part of the dress so no prob. I think most people won't need to wear a bra with this dress and still look supported. Modest due to coverage but still sexy in such a great way. Beautifully made. Wish I had Laboutins to go with it. The red soles would make the outfit to die for. Great as is though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
August 12, 2016
Stunning! An absolute eye catcher.

I am a standard size 2 in Calvin Klein, etx. This dress was a similar fit, hitting all of the right places. The materials are luxe, the embroidery is stunning. I wore this to work and then a political fundraiser, I cannot count how many compliments I received while wearing this garment. Beautifully crafted.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 34DD
August 18, 2016
Gorgeous dress

I usually wear a size 4 but received a size 6 due to availability. The top fit me well but the lower portion of the dress was a bit loose. I was comfortable all night and received many compliments. Would definitely recommend

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 18, 2016
Dress compliments! Including from the notable wedding dress dress designer!

Great fit - straight line made it very easy to wear & comfortable on an extremely hot day. Very flattering look, & elegant in its simplicity.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 25, 2016
Comfortable and classic

I really liked the sheer top portion and the embroidered flowers. I received many compliments and was comfortable and able to move and dance in this dress. There are embedded cups in the bra which I was afraid of until I tried it on - they are soft enough that they formed to my figure. Loved it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
August 30, 2016
Such a unique dress!

I wore this dress to our friends special anniversary dinner at Balthazar NYC! I felt so glamorous in this dress! I sometimes wear a 4, but more often a 6, this was a perfect 6. It was flattering, and It wasn't so tight that I had to suck in my tummy all night. I would love to own it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Weight: 135lbs
September 10, 2016
Made me feel pretty

I wore this dress to a formal event for my husband's work. I am either a curvy 6 or a small 8. This dress is fairly form fitting and narrow at the waist. It was extremely flattering but the 8 was definitely the way to go out with my curvy figure. I wore it with a black bra and fun sandals. I got so many compliments on the dress at the event and on the pictures I posted online. I highly recommend this dress. (This was my first time with RTR)

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
September 13, 2016
Lovely dress, several compliments - perfect for a Friday evening wedding!

Bit snug, next size up was a bit loose. Well-lined and longer than some dresses, so I stayed warm for most of the outdoor wedding/cocktail hour. I DID wear a nude-colored bra as others suggested, but you may be able to get away without one. Wore with dangly pearl earrings, bright red toes... very nice.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
September 23, 2016
Perfect for a wedding

I wore this dress for a wedding that was held in a museum and it was perfect! Petite ladies, don't be shy to rent this! I am only 5ft tall and the length still looked great!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 125lbs
September 23, 2016
Beautiful dress! Classy and flattering. Beautiful details and fit

This dress is gorgeous! It hit right below the knees and was form fitted throughout without being clingy. The flower embroidery is even prettier in person than in the photos. Really beautiful! Probably my favorite rental so far.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
September 25, 2016
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
September 26, 2016
For our anniversary, my husband and I attend an event for the World Affairs Council.

As always, I am concerned about the length of the dress with regards to my height. Since this sat just below the knee of the model, I was concerned it would go to my ankles shrinking me but it did not. It rested right in the middle of my shins. It worked! I did order the shorter version of this dress which may be why it fit so nicely. I am an 8 which is the size I wore, but I probably would have been fine in a 10. The 8 just really gave me a nice shape. The 6 I received was a smidge too tight. Sitting and eating would have had to be limited activities. It was comfortable across my chest; however, a larger chest might have been uncomfortable because the dress is designed to be fitted all the way around. A smaller chest might have looked okay but a little loose. Seriously, this dress fit every inch of me just right.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 64
October 2, 2016
It's a beautiful dress.

The dress is beautifully made. There is very little give to the fabric so I'd suggest selecting your size and the next size up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 30DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 2, 2016
Tons of compliments!

Beautiful detail work on this dress. I had many compliments from complete strangers. Dress fits true to Suzanne and is very comfortable. It is conservative, but still sexy with the sheer panels and the curve hugging silhouette. I would definitely wear this again.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
October 4, 2016
Loved, loved, loved this dress!

Very comfortable and classy. Built in bra was great but I still wore a strapless bra to give a little extra oomph! I felt very elegant!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 9, 2016
Sent by RTR as replacement

RTR sent me this dress when the one I ordered became unavailable. While it wasn't really my style I did try it on and it fit really well. It was a great length, and very flattering.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D+
October 13, 2016
Beautiful dress, comfortable and easy to wear

The dress is very well constructed, fit well, was comfortable to wear for many hours, and very pretty and flattering.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
October 16, 2016
NY Botanical Garden Wedding

For a wedding in a garden, this was a perfect choice. I had to throw a sweater on because the weather was a bit too crisp to go without. The material moved just enough and the straps of my bra couldn't really be distinguished from the dress itself. A great dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 17, 2016
One of a kind

I loved this dress. It was true to size and flattering. Everyone commented on it, and no one was wearing anything like it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 23, 2016
So elegant, this may be my favorite rental to date!

I wore this dress to a symphony performance and after party. I sometimes have trouble getting fitted dresses to work for both my bust and hips, as I'm pear shape; however, no struggle with this one! Slid right on and hugged everything perfectly. It seems very well made and I had no issues with wrinkling from the shipping. Only note of caution is that the bottom of the dress is narrow, so walking up and down stairs I noticed my range of motion was restricted. Not a fatal flaw by any means. I highly recommend this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 24, 2016
Great dress!!!

I rented this dress for a wedding. It's even nicer in person! Very high quality, and the flowers really pop from the background. I'm usually a 4 or 6, so I ordered both sizes. Some reviews said the dress runs small so I thought I'd be wearing the 6. The 4 fit perfectly, though. I got tons of compliments all night. The only minor drawback is the dress is cut very snug at the bottom around the knees. It was a little hard to walk in, but was fine as long as I didn't try to walk quickly. Highly recommend!!!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 24, 2016
A perfect balance!

Something went wrong with my original order, so I picked this up in the Flatiron store as a replacement. And I think this was even better than my original dress! Form-fitting but comfortable, cut generously in the hips for a sheath dress. The perfect balance between an LBD and something special, sexy but covered up, unique but not too flashy for a wedding guest. Loved it!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 46
October 25, 2016
This dress was comfortable and perfect for a fall wedding.

The dress was fitted, especially in the chest. Not recommended for those with a large bust. Material offers some give so you can dance and move around. Colors were perfect for a fall wedding. I'm 5'9," 135lbs. and this length worked well. The dress is a true size 4.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
October 29, 2016
The perfect fall wedding dress!

This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I got compliments the entire night. Excellent material and amazing stitch work; when I opened the bag it was even better than the pictures. It was slightly roomy around the waist for me, but nothing that was noticeable or uncomfortable. The sheer material around the neck can be itchy, but it did not bother me. Highly recommend this dress!

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 58
November 9, 2016
It's a beautiful dress.

Lining is quite thick, and there is a bra liner. It's tight in the armpits, so lifting arms overhead (dancing!) is not recommended. Kind of Mad Men style. Loved it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
November 13, 2016
beautiful dress - looked awesome and made me feel like a million bucks. Definitely work appropriate

Fit was a bit smaller in the hips so I went with the 8 vs my normal 6.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 25, 2016
Dress so great I rented it twice in two weeks!

What a great dress! I wore it for my parents 50th wedding anniversary party and the next weekend for my company holiday party... I love it so much, I hope I have another event to wear it to again!! Sizing was true to size and very flattering length. Love it!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 5, 2016
Gorgeous dress, perfect for a wedding!

The dress was beautiful and quality made. Fits a little tight through the arms and the abdomen (I am pear shaped and had to wear the larger size). Overall I felt very pretty and received several compliments at the wedding on the dress. Would definitely rent again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
December 7, 2016
Really beautiful quality

Really beautiful elegant dress. Ran tight and doesn't give you much room to breath but the dress itself was well made and very beautiful. I ordered it as a back up dress and I'm glad I did. Really beautiful

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
December 9, 2016
Perfect for a fall wedding with lots of compliments.

I loved the classy look of this dress. The top was sheer enough to add just the right amount of sexiness while remaining classy. It fit true to size on my narrow build. I received many compliments throughout the night.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 9, 2016
Classy & Festive

This dress fit like a glove and totally shows off your curve in a classy way. I got a ton of compliments. The only thing to note is it's narrow around the knees so it was hard for me to step into an SUV. I had to sit and swing my legs together...in a very lady-like way so it's not so bad :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 11, 2016
Work-appropriate, classy, high quality material

A bit tight in the arms (can't raise arms above head), but otherwise a perfect fit with enough room for hips & butt. Sleek, great for a work gala.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
December 12, 2016
Classic LBD with a little flair

Beautiful dress when I received it but was a bit matronly for my taste. Also a little itchy in arm area and the lining The flowers in the dress are beautiful and it has built in bra which was nice Overall okay dress

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 114lbs
December 13, 2016
I absolutely loved this dress! I received so many compliments on it!

This dress fit like a glove. It was a bit narrow around the knees, so going up stairs was a bit of a challenge, but other than that, it was perfect! I wore it to a corporate, holiday party and felt it was elegant enough for the event but not over the top. The embroidery on it was so beautiful!

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 45
December 14, 2016
loved it1

true

Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 20, 2016
Everyone complemented me on the unique beautiful dress

Great dress for our Office Holiday party. There is a built in bra which is nice. Nice details without being too much. I'm 5'11"- great length as many times the dresses are too short. I love the variety on RTR and will continue to rent for events to change things up. My little black dress only goes so far.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
December 20, 2016
Loved the feel!

The fit of this dress was GREAT!! I love anything with mesh or a lacy overlay and this dress really did it for me. I was worried that it would be "too much" but it really was my style. I received lots of compliments too! I would rent this dress again in a heartbeat.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 23, 2016
Great fit and pretty pattern

Nice change from the typical little black dress. I worn it to a Xmas party and it was super comfy and the pattern was very rich looking. Just added a necklace and I was good to go. Thank you RTR!!

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