Elie Tahari

Chic Chantal Sheath

$30 rental
$660 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Have the ultimate party dress at the event by renting this sequin Elie Tahari style. A showstopper that no one will forget! Shown here with the Deepa Gurnani's Crystal Palace Chandelier Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

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

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, 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: 0 - 14.

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

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Sequined lace(100% polyester). V neckline. Belted waist with bow. 39'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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Small 11
True to Size 40
Large 5
Photos 21
Patty
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 5, 2011

I felt great in this dress all night. Didn't have to fuss with it -- so I could totally enjoy the event.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I ordered the 6 with 4 as back up. I wore the 4 so I'd say it runs just a little large. It's a little tricky to get on -- feels tight as you slip it on but once on -- fabulous! It's just the right amount of flash but conservative enough for an event with business associates. Would LOVE TO OWN THIS DRESS.
Bbfish
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 2, 2012

Ringing in the New Year in an RTR dress (again)!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
So I actually ordered this as my backup dress for NYE. I was in love with it but knew it would be too long for me, but I just had to atleast order it and try it on. And I ended up going with it!!! I definitely wish it could have been like, 3 inches shorter. I am 5'4" and it came right to my knees. But the dress is SO pretty - the leopard print pattern is so fun and the sequins are perfectly placed around it. Some other people's reviews were right on - it is a pull over, so at first, you think it's too tight. But once you squeeze it on, you find it fits perfectly. It was ideal that I got to wear a normal bra, so that's always a plus. And some people get nervous about dancing with sequin dresses and the whole chaffing thing. So in preparation, I put some cocoa butter on my arms before the event. Who knows if that helped or not, but point is I had no chaffing problems. The sequins aren't nearly as prominent as other sequin dresses. Overall, loved the dress! I know RTR is so busy during NYE, so I really appreciated all their help in making this dress work for me!
crosby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 26, 2012

Everyone loved the subtle and sophisticated glamour of this dress, especially me!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this for my sorority semiformal and got a bunch of compliments! It was a beautiful dress, and very comfortable, however, it was kind of too long on me (as I am only 5'4"). Very flattering though! Also loved that I could wear a normal bra, so I was not adjusting or worried about any bra issues throughout the night. I usually wear a 10 or 12 in dresses due to my large bust, but I went with the 12 as the fit was a *tad* bit more comfortable in the chest as well as brand new with tags. The dress also has a beautiful, small leopard pattern that is more visible in real life than in the photos. And of course, the service from RTR was awesome!
Grandma
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 61
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 19, 2012

The compliments I received and the ease of the transaction

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first time using rentherunway I am a 36D++ and although I wear a 10/12 - sometimes need a larger size if dress is fitted. They only had a 12 and it fit perfectly. The other reviews said it ran large - it does but the clinging sheath style accomodates a smaller bottom (and bigger top) And there is good coverage - bra carriers - so everything stays where it belongs - I felt fabulous, chic and sexy.
Susan
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Dec 9, 2012

LOVED this dress- so pretty and comfortable

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was true to size and the fabric was great - not very giving so if you need some stretch this is not the right dress for you
Rachel
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137 lbs
Jan 14, 2013

Didn't wear it because I chose the other one I ordered, but I loved this one too.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit perfectly except a little tight around armpits. Could have just been me.
Pam
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 12, 2013

This dress is delightfully deceiving. The intricate details required a second look.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my first RTR experience, it was great. There was a mixup with delivery to the hotel, but RTR was relentless in customer service. Many second looks, will rent again!
Bianca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 22, 2013

It was my back up but I loved it just as much!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
fit is true to size
Susan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 24, 2013

A fun take on a little "sort of" black dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress had just enough sparkle to make it festive. The neckline was low without revealing too much, and the hem hit right at the top of my knees--perfect! I usually wear a 6, but the 8 gave me a little extra room to move around. The bow was a little hard to get just right, but overall, I really loved this dress. It certainly made me feel pretty and special.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175 lbs
Feb 24, 2013

Everyone commented on how beautiful the dress was on me. The jewelry pairing was perfect!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
In "normal" clothes I wear a 10-12, however I have a size D bust. The size 12 fit but was a little snug in the bust so I wore the 14 for comfort.
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 22, 2013

Classy, beautiful dress. Easy to dance in!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The sizing was accurate. The dress is pretty, but not revealing. Very classy. The arm holes felt a little tight and there is NO zipper so you have to put this over your head to get it on. Do hair and makeup after dress is on.
donna
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
May 13, 2013

Very flattering!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got a ton of compliments.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 18, 2013

Very girly, yet glam

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this to a fashion show. It was classic, timeless and fun.
Daphne
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Jul 14, 2013

The dress came one day earlier than promised, and was perfect for the "Sparkly" theme of the party.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This sheath dress is ideal for women whose top and bottom are equally proportioned. It would have been perfect for me if it were 4 inches shorter, had a zipper and the hips were a bit tighter. My chest is bigger than my hips, so the 12 fit my hips, but pulled across the chest. I wore the 14 so the chest fit well, and the hips were big. I tacked the hem up 4" to make the roomier skirt look more "fun" and less frumpy. I was comfortable and happy with my choice all evening. There is no stretch to the liner on this dress, so the description that there is "stretch" should be modified. This was my second attempt at renting from RTR. I had my sizes wrong the first attempt, so used my credit this time without any problem. I did better with my fit and was able to switch dresses after I placed my order, but before it was shipped. Overall, a fun experience!
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Sep 16, 2013

I didn't ask for this dress, but it was included and it saved the day.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I liked the overall fit of this dress, although I had a hard time filling out the top which was surprising since I am a C-D cup usually. The sequin effect was actually very subtle and it didn't need a lot of jewelry because it stands on its own as bling. This dress saved the night. I didn't even choose this one, but my first choice looked very bad, and my second choice never even arrived, so thank goodness to whichever stylist threw this one in the box at the last minute. Otherwise, my cocktail wedding experience would have been extra bad.
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 5, 2013

Felt Fabulous at Gatsby themed wedding!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was great, I was so comfortable all night. I agree with the other reviewers though, it does seem tight when you are trying to pull it on. However, once it is on, the fit is fantastic. I wore it with Converse due to recent knee surgery, but I actually got complements on the combo!
lauren
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 13, 2013

Comfortable and pretty, an overall good rental!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to my husband's work cocktail party last year. It fits true to size though I ended up wearing my backup size since I was still nursing. The sash is a ribbon and looks a bit odd with the dress, but it does a fine job defining the waist. It was comfortable, and I felt good in it. Overall a good rental.
Mary
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Dec 13, 2013

The reviews and photos shared by the community make the process practically error proof - thank you!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a pretty, sparkly, party dress that manages to be modest. I have a LARGE bust for my height and frankly, I am very self-conscious about it. My primary concern with any dress is the ability to wear a regular bra and show little or no cleavage. This dress accomplished that and more. Many, many compliments and not a single remark about my cleavage - finally! I ordered sizes 12 & 14. I will often go up a size to accommodate my bust and sacrifice good fit on the rest of the dress - that was not the case with this dress. I could have worn the 12 but I went with the 14 because it was comfortable without looking like it was too big. I am 5'3" and the hem hit just below my knee. I am so happy to have found a dress that I didn't have to tape, tug or adjust all night. :-)
Yvette
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 16, 2013

I loved this dress!!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Sequins under the arms rubbed a bit, but it was lovely and fun to wear! I wore it to a Holiday Open House for a friend's office. Perfect dress! Lots of compliments.
Cecilia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Dec 26, 2013

Pretty, but runs small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Very pretty dress but runs really small. It does not have a zipper therefore it's a little hard to get on. I'm a 36DD and the top was very small. I did not wear this as it was my second choice.
Nemi
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 31, 2014

RTR sent a back up dress, I ended up wearing that dress.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I should have gone a size down, it was not flattering to my body type. I recommend to someone with a bigger bust and smaller hips. (My hip measurement: 37) It is a pretty dress!
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 166 lbs
Mar 25, 2014

Couldn't wear this

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress does not have a zipper. I was unable to get it over my "ladies". I loaned the dress to a friend at the same event and it looked great! She received many compliments. This dress wasn't as sparkly in person as it is in the picture. It has a kind of animal print to it. Pretty dress!
Lisa
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
May 29, 2014

Beautiful dress, fit true to size, but too long for my body!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I was sent this dress when the one I had ordered for my bachelorette party was unavailable. The dress fit well and was beautiful, but ran very long. I am 5'5" with an average length torso and the dress hit well below my knees. I did not end up wearing the dress and went with one my own as a back-up. Would have loved to see the dress I ordered instead!
Sally
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 13, 2014

Couldn't wear this dress

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered a size up to be sure to fit my chest, it fit but the pleating in the front looked really awkward.
Krissy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Jun 18, 2014

Has a leopard print i couldn't see from pics.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Looks cheap.
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Jun 23, 2014

I LOVED this dress. I felt amazing!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The top of the dress was a little big on me, but I pinned it to keep it closed a little more. It was very flattering, and was super cute dressed up with a simple pair of heels. I would have kept if if I could have! :)
Leslie
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170 lbs
Jun 24, 2014

Everyone loved my dress. Lots of great comments.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The bow was a little smaller than I expected, but it still looked cute. Almost had an animal print to hit which I loved. Was super easy to wear and accessorize.
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 6, 2014

The dress was beautiful and I received many compliments on it!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The sequins on the dress do rub under your arm, which is a little annoying but I dealt with it. The dress could use a zipper to make getting into and out of it easier, I had a hard time getting it over my boobs - but once on, I was good to go. I am a 38D and my boobs felt a little squished in the dress, but they looked fine. If the dress was a little lower cut, I think it would have looked better, but because the cut was the way it was and it was cinched up a little high on the waist, I felt like it looked like I was wearing a sports bra - you know what I mean? But it did look great and I did receive a number of compliments on it. If you're smaller chested, the dress was beautiful - go for it! if you're a little larger in the chest area like I am, you may want to look at getting a back up just in case. This dress only comes up to a size 12. I normally fit into anywhere from a size 10 to 12. I have pants that are a size 8 - so it's a bit difficult for me to order stuff online, but this was a success! I did wear a drop necklace and matching earrings with it .. Thanks RTR!
Jennifer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 24, 2014

This was a great dress to celebrate my 40th birthday in San Francisco.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Ordered the size 10 but ended up wearing the 12 because the top was a tad tight. Just the right amount of sparkle to celebrate in without feeling too flashy. Length was just to my right above my knees. Styled it with a leather moto jacket to dress it down a bit. Overall, I would recommend this dress!
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 29, 2014

Didn't end up wearing.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I didn't end up wearing this. I added this as an add on to my order just in case for a weekend wedding out of town. It is VERY tough to get on.....Once on, it's comfortable, but it has VERY little stretch and leg span at the bottom. Once it's on, it was comfortable, but it had no give and I thought with dancing at a wedding, it would be tough to ear for a long night.
Kelly
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Oct 31, 2014

This dress was quite small, and very short-waisted. I was not able to wear it at all.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fabric was beautiful, but I would go up at least one size. Maybe two!
Tamara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

Chic and stylish - looked fantastic

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great dress, I normally wear a size 6 and this was slightly big. No side zipper, so over the head and with the ribbon tied was fine. A slight adjustment in the neckline would have helped the look, but did not have to adjust too much. No back vent, so when you are walking/dancing there is a limited range for those under 5'3"
Chesha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 16, 2014

Comfortable, elegant, conservative dress. A bit on large size.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This was my back up dress for a wedding, and it was a lovely back up to have. It slips on over the head, which is a little strange, but manageable. It seems to have a little stretch to it and even felt a bit big for a size 8. It's kind of a leopard print behind the sparkle and has a side bow, which I didn't realize from the picture. But, it was comfortable and elegant. I probably wouldn't rent it again, but I was happy to have it as an option when my first choice dress didn't fit.
Carrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 28, 2014

20s theme

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Party
You can't really see that the fabric is a print. I liked the dress a lot. It didn't really qualify as 20s, but with the necklace it worked (also from RTR). Needed the 6 for my hips, which is typical for my pear shape.
Karen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 7, 2014

Perfect Gatsby Dress!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Party
I wore this 20 weeks pregnant and it was perfect. There is a bow that ties just above my bump. I have a feeling it may have been big in the bust if I weren't pregnant. Also the material doesn't give and there is no zipper or buttons. Just FYI. I got a lot of compliment and felt beautiful in this. I wish I could keep it!
RTR Customer
Dec 7, 2014

Fit perfectly! Comfortable and pretty!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Party
This dress was lovely! The fit was perfect, true to size. The length came just to my knee, so I didn't feel too revealing. Same with the top, nice cut but not too revealing. Loved the subtle sparkle and pattern. Perfect for hubby's Christmas party. Dresses arrived on time and in perfect condition. I'm now a little obsessed with RTR! Love!
RTR Customer
Dec 7, 2014

Great service

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Party
The top of the dress is rather large. Overall pretty dress, just was too big.
Anita
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 60
Body type: Athletic
Dec 17, 2014

Beautiful dress. Gorgeous material, but have to have right body type for a sheath dress like this

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The material was gorgeous. I have a curvy, average-size figure (Size 8/10), am 5'10" and this dress looked like a sack with a drawstring on me. Since it is loose on the top and bottom and gathered at the wait it looked awkward. It is a beautiful dress, just not the right style for me.
Kristinarn1981
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 23, 2014

Great dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Beautiful dress except was a little long for me since I am only 5'1", but that's to be expected. Very comfortable.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Mar 8, 2015

Sophisticatedly sexy and elegant!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Love this dress! Prefect fit for a curvy girl. Modest enough neckline for a formal work event but not matronly. The sequin pattern is subtle animal print which doesn't overwhelm but rather adds to the dress. Cute bow on the side added a bit of whimsy while defining my waist.
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