Gold Infused Lace Sheath

$35 rental
$798 retail

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Stylist Notes

Elegance is bliss in this simple Elie Tahari look. Gold infusions on the side pump up the drama and give you a defined waist while still staying comfortable! Throw on some chunky gold jewelry for a trendier look.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - very fitted at bust so fuller busted women should size up
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room at hips yet curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra or strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, 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 up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - very fitted at bust so fuller busted women should size up
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room at hips yet curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black lace with gold metallic applique. Crew neckline. Scalloped lace hem. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 37'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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71 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(53)
Small
(8)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 30, 2016
A very fun LBD!
The lace on the dress is gorgeous but has been too frayed from use so I did not feel comfortable wearing it to the formal charity event I was thinking of using it for, and chose my second dress instead. I did wear this one out on the town with my friends and everyone loved it! In the dark no one noticed the bad condition of the lace at the bottom of the dress and it was beautiful and elegant! I felt amazing in it!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
May 19, 2016
Great details on dress!
The details on the side of the dress were very pretty, but didn't photography well. It was better in person. I got a lot of compliments. Great way to wear a lbd without it being basic.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
May 9, 2016
This dress was great!
This dress is really comfortable because it has a little stretch in it. I got sizes 8 and 10 and ended up going with the 10 because the 8 was REALLY short. I danced all night and was not at all uncomfortable. I would say that it needs to be worn with a black bra (because the straps will blend in with the dress) or a strapless. I got a ton of compliments and wish I could have kept it!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
April 13, 2016
I wish I owned this dress!
So many compliments. I wore this for a party and it was perfect. The side detailing is better in person than in the photos, but it still photographs really well! I am 5'10" and the length hit me at the same spot as on the model.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 11, 2016
Classy dress
I ordered 8 and 10 and went with the 10 because the 8 was really too short! Some of the 8 dress had pulls and little snap to hold tiny bra strap holder was broken. The 10 looked newer and less worn. The dress was sexy but not too showy with the high neck. There was a liner so no actual skin showed through able to wear bra and waist slimmer. The dress was also stretchy so comfortable.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 10, 2016
Cocktail dress, low quality, cute if it were brand new.
The style was cute and appropriate for a cocktail party. However, the quality was poor. The liner and lace outside did not line up well and the liner SHOWED at the bottom. The lace detail/scallop at the bottom was destroyed, which took away from the look. The 10 fit identically, if not tighter than the 8 which tells me this dress has been stretched out and the size isn't indicative of the fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
September 25, 2015
Nice twist on LBDs
I wore this dress to a gala sponsored by my fiance's company. The gold beading and the lace detail certainly made the dress unique as opposed to just a typical LBD, but not in a showy way. My only complaint is that I've got a larger bust and it's actually a very thin black slip under the lace, so the lace revealed a lot of cleavage (unfortunately RTR didn't have a 12 for me to compare if that would've been better). But if that's not an issue for you, this dress should work well. Just wish I had remembered to take a photo of me in it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 28, 2015
Great dress!
I felt this dress ran large. The 10 was huge and the 8 was still very large. It was the perfect look for the fundraiser i attended and got lots of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 17, 2015
Fabulous dress with a fabulous fit.
This dress fit like a glove and was absolutely beautiful. The gold embellishment on the side of the dress gave it just the right touch. Received many compliments and was so satisfied with the whole process as this was my first rental from RTR.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
December 20, 2014
Fun night
Very thin dress, too short for a work-based event. I did not wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 19, 2014
Beautiful dress!
This dress fit true to size. I got many compliments from wedding party guests - and the bride, on how gorgeous this dress was! I would definitely rent this dress again!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
September 29, 2014
I got so many compliments!
Perfect fit. Not too tight, easy to move in!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
September 24, 2014
Beautiful dress, tight on top
This dress is gorgeous, but the top was really tight and it caused the slip and lace overlay to not line up properly for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
September 10, 2014
Beautiful beading and lace!
This dress was gorgeous. The lace and beading were both beautiful! I loved the sheer detailing as well, it was subtle and very beautiful. Unfortunately, it was really just straight up and down and didn't do anything for my body. It was tight on my hips and thighs, but really loose around my waist and bust. I'd say this was meant for a girl with either an athletic body or a thinner girl than me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
September 4, 2014
Classy and comfortable
Really comfortable dress! The gold details at the waist and neckline make it really special. It doesn't have a lot of structure, so had to wear my body-shaper underneath, which wasn't a surprise to me, and actually made it easier while sitting, dancing, etc. I'm usually somewhere between a size 10 and 12, and the 10 fit just right, so I have a feeling that the dress runs a tad large, but nothing to extreme. I'm curvy and was able to fit into the 10 comfortably...not loose as in the model's picture, but definitely hugged my curves in the right places.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
July 29, 2014
Good dress from day to night. Easy to dress up and down!
Good fit and comfortable though the dress appears a little worn (given that lace is easy to fray). The gold sequins and stitching really make the plain dress something special. I wore it for a church wedding and then the nighttime reception afterwards--very east transition.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 22, 2014
good friends, good times
As other reviewers have noted, this dress is showing its wear. The lace overlay is a little ragged in places and the metallic side details seem fragile. There was an area near the zipper where the lace had completely separated, leaving a hole, but I threw in a few quick stitches that solved the problem. All that being said, I liked the dress and thought I looked great in it. The side detail is hard to see in the photo, but I think it really makes the dress pop.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 25, 2014
I wore this dress for a black tie optional wedding.
The 8 fit snugly, and I probably could have gone up to the 10 for a more sheath look, but it was an evening wedding and the gold accents worked well with my shape. I felt it was a little short for my tastes, but I'm a bit conservative. The bottom of the dress was a little frayed, probably from use, but it was hardly noticeable. Would wear again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
June 22, 2014
feels cheaply made
material is too flimsy. didn't wear it
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
June 9, 2014
So many compliments!
I was worried about what quality the dress would be in when it arrived, however, the dress was in great condition and fit perfectly! I wore it to a tea party bridal shower and it was perfect! I never wanted to return it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
June 1, 2014
So sophisticated!
Wore for a work formal social. Great fit, beautiful details. Just the right amount of glam!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 28, 2014
I loved this dress!
I was a bit leary about the condition in which I would receive the dress, given some of the reviews, but it was in perfect condition. Fit beautifully! Elegant and very comfortable! No complaints, whatsoever!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
May 17, 2014
Simple yet elegant and comfortable dress!
I wore this dress for a Garden Party (formal cocktail party attire) and was quite comfortable. It was a little loose, but not excessively so - and too loose is better than too tight at military functions! The fabric is definitely showing some signs of wear, but without looking at it pretty close up, I doubt if anyone else would really notice. It wasn't at all itchy and it seemed pretty forgiving so I would certainly recommend it for similar events.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
April 27, 2014
Loved it from the minute I tried it on before my event! Very comfortable and flattering!
It is perfect for curvy bodies! The metallic details on the sides accentuate your waist! It is a snug fit and not too short for middle aged women! Highly recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158lbs
April 16, 2014
Beautiful dress with great detail!! Very comfortable!
I usually wear an 8, and while the 8 fit, it had a small hole and looked more worn. The 10 also fit, and was a little more comfortable, especially for a formal networking event. The dress was adorable and very comfortable all night. I got several compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
April 6, 2014
Great, comfortable dress for dancing the night away in style!
This dress really flatters curves -- the gold detail defines your waist well and the lace top shows cleavage tastefully. The dress is a very comfortable to wear if you're going to be dancing a lot. The one downside is that the zipper is tough to manage because the lace fabric on the back doesn't hold its shape that well when you're pulling up the zipper. Have a friend available to help you get it closed up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 26, 2014
Nice but not for me
I ordered the dress to wear to a formal graduation event. The layers of the dress did not lay well and the decor on the sides was not made well. The dress looks beautiful on the website, but I was underwhelmed when I received it. I ended up wearing an oldie but goodie in the closet. RTR returns handled the return very well, I was very impressed with the customer service.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
February 12, 2014
Simple but kind of worn out looking
The material (worn out and cheap looking) was not what I had expected. Other than that, it was cute and simple.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 13, 2014
Amazing detail - perfect conservative cocktail dress
I wore this for a rehearsal dinner. The photos don't do the detailing justice. The gold beading on the sides makes the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131lbs
September 6, 2013
RTR needs to retire this one. A bit worn out.
I ordered this dress in both a size 2 and 4 and could not tell the difference between them. Being as there were not any noticeable size indicators in the dress, I would assume that I got two size 4 dresses. The dress very well and is great for a mature woman without being frumpy. My only complaint is that the dress has been worn too many times and it shows. The lace was frayed and the gold detail is starting to fall off and discolor as a result of being cleaned beyond what a normal person would do if it were there own. The event that I went to started in the late afternoon and went into the evening, so in the daylight the "tiredness" of the dress did show.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 1, 2013
Loved this dress! So elegant!
This was a wonderful dress. It looked classy and elegant but with interesting details. The gold part gives the illusion of a fitted waist and adds some flair. It's perfectly comfortable and easy to wear. I loved this dress - one of my favorite rentals from RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 9, 2013
I received SO many compliments on this dress! The gold detailing is stunning!
Fit like a glove!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
July 31, 2013
Pretty details, but wish the waist was more form fitting.
In between sizes. If the waist was a little smaller I would have loved it. Looked to much like a potato sack. The smaller size was too tight in the butt and hips...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
June 26, 2013
Disappointed - I did not wear it. Sorry.
Too tight everywhere, not forgiving.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 15, 2013
The dress was beautiful, very comfortable and fit perfectly. Perfect for the holiday ball I went to.
I got a size 6 (my usual size) and size 8 to be safe. The 6 fit absolutely perfectly - completely comfortable, fitted in the right spots and hid the not-so-desirable spots! However, upon looking closely at the dress's black lace overlay, there were several rips, pulls and tears in the lace and the applique. I was very surprised that it would be sent to me, a first-time customer, with so much damage so I called customer service right away to see if they could send another size 6 overnight, since the 8 turned out to be way too big. They couldn't, and because my event was the next day and was taking place in a darker ballroom, I decided to try and get away with it. No one noticed the damage other than me and from afar the dress looked beautiful, but I was very surprised that it arrived as damaged as it was. I'll use Rent the Runaway again, but hope it doesn't happen again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 13, 2013
Loved this dress. Wore it to a black tie optional wedding.
I would suggest ordering down for your backup size. I usually wear a 4-6. I wore the 4 and it was still a little loose. Also, I'm only 5'3" and found it came just past my mid-thigh, so not sure how it would be on a taller girl. But I loved this dress. Would absolutely rent again.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 4, 2013
I got a lot of compliments!
I'm usually an 8 so I was surprised the 10 fit better, but it fit me like a glove. I felt very old-hollywood and glamorous!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 64
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109lbs
April 2, 2013
Unusual and very lovely
This dress was sent as a backup. Had the weather been warmer, I would have worn it. Since it was chilly and windy, I wore the Elie Tahair Loolu Lace Sheath instead. I'll order this one for another occasion.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 18, 2013
Looked great, fit well, lots of comments and compliments
The fit was perfect and the look was unique. I enjoyed wearing this dress and received many comments and compliments about it.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 20, 2013
Perfect LBD with subtle gold detailing that helps create the illusion of curve.
Fits well and true to size. The gold details add a great dimension to the LBD. Wore this to my rehearsal dinner but appropriate for many occasions.
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