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ERIN erin fetherston

Persian Lilac Sheath

$75 rental
$395 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look lovely in lilac! This ERIN Erin Fetherston is the perfect feminine option for a city wedding.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
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 - 12.

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
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

Pink metallic lace (96% nylon, 4% polyester). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt with scalloped hem. Hidden back zipper. Fully lined. 42” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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36 reviews

Fit
Small 3
True to Size 26
Large 2
Photos 18
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Apr 24, 2014

Cute, Comfy, Very Wedding Appropriate

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Usually I don't rent dresses this conservative, but I am 8 weeks pregnant and feel like I am a different size every day due to bloating and changes in my chest size! So I just wanted something simple, comfy, and covered up. This was a great choice! The under layer is black jersey, with a pale pink lace overlay. The pink lace has silver metallic thread in it. It doesn't look silver so much as just shiny, as it looks on the model. I wore the 6, but the 4 also fit me, probably better than the 6 did. But because of all my pregnancy craziness I went with the 6 and belted it. I had problems with the lining draping below the lace in the front; possibly because I wore the bigger size? It was a pretty casual wedding so it was not a big deal. This would be a great dress to dance in, and definitely something you could wear comfortably all day if you had to. It was very comfortable and low-fuss!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 25, 2014

I wore this dress for a fundraising gala at The Drawing Center I managed

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was great and this dress was perfect for a spring evening affair! It was very flattering and very comfortable. I spent the entire evening running around the event and did not fuss with my dress once!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
May 6, 2014

It was incredibly comfortable and great for dancing! Extremely stunning and the lace is delicate!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The fit ran a little small. A lot of room and stretch with the fabric. The lace over the dress is a sheer pink and is lined in black. A perfect dress for a wedding!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119 lbs
May 28, 2014

Awkward fit

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was so excited to rent this dress but when it came and I tried it on, the fit was awkward. Probably not the best for a girl with a small chest. I don't think it was something I can pull off.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122 lbs
Jun 10, 2014

Great dress for a Chicago wedding.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Runs a tad small, but not too much. Very comfortable and no fuss. I wore cream/neutral shoes, like the model did and think that was a good choice. I did not like black shoes with it. Received about 15 compliments on the dress, many people asked where I purchased. Simple but beautiful. Did try a 4 but preferred the 6.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jun 17, 2014

I wore this dress as a bridesmaid to my friend's NYC wedding.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress as a bridesmaid to my friend's NYC wedding. The color for the wedding was lilac and the dress was the perfect shade. I was very nervous about the fit. I'm a small size 0 so even normal 0s can run a little big on me. This dress fit perfectly. It hugged my curves but in a clean way so it was very classy and sexy at the same time. It was also incredibly comfortable. It's modest in length but it fits so nicely that it's a very sexy dress. I was thrilled with it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 17, 2014

RTR Stylist to the Rescue

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I actually didn't select this dress for my summer wedding - huge mistake. Unfortunately the dress I chose wasn't available last minute and the wonderful people at RTR selected this for me as a replacement. It was amazingly comfortable, light, easy to move in, but still very chic and sophisticated. I received compliments all night.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 18, 2014

Being the loveliest lady at church. Aside from the bride, of course.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful. I wore it only to the ceremony portion of a wedding and changed into a herve for the reception. The only negative of this dress is that the lining underneath the very light purple lace is black, and from prior wear the black lining was hanging out from under the lace a good inch or so. If I would've known that in advance I could have taped it but I didn't realize until it was too late and it was a bit strange looking. This is a dress that I think would look beautiful on someone who is more conservative, possibly older, or just doesn't like to show a lot of skin. Absolutely church appropriate and so pretty. Just make sure if you are renting it you grab some double sided tape in the even the lining pokes out.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress for a wedding rehearsal dinner. It was so pretty, the color was great, and the material was soft, comfortable, and maintenance free. There was a couple of snags in the fabric and the zipper seemed to sit funny perhaps from all the wear, but it didn't bother me too much (that's why it's a 4 out of 5). I got so many compliments and was really happy with my choice!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 30, 2014

n/a

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I originally ordered this as a back-up dress. When it arrived, the lace had a very noticeable snag, so I did not wear it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 121 lbs
Jul 10, 2014

Elegant dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore this dress for my bridal shower... The color was so pretty and shimmery it really stood out. Form fitting but not too tight - classy.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 15, 2014

My best friend's rehearsal dinner

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I could've worn the 6, but I knew I'd be eating heavier foods later and went with the 8 for comfort. For some reason the lining hung a little lower than the overlay, but it was a quick fix with some pins. You couldn't tell and I didn't notice the whole night. Everyone loved this dress, and I felt sophisticated wearing it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jul 16, 2014

Elegant with a touch of black...

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was form fitting but very flattering. I did not end up wearing this dress to the event, but I would order it again.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 4, 2014

I received so many compliments on this dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Perfect!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 12, 2014

THis was a beautiful dress for any classy event. I received a lot of compliments.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great dress. You do have to be careful of the lace getting small pulls in it.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Aug 18, 2014

Fit perfectly, looked amazing!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered the 8 and the 10. I ended up wearing the 10, but the 8 looked kind of great too, I went for a little extra length. I loved the material. The length was perfect for a work event.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 21, 2014

Special dress for a beautiful wedding!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Normally a size 6 but the 4 worked well and hugged my curves! I fretted over what to do with my hair but I got lucky and my attempt at a braided side bun was successful! Paired the dress with pearl earrings, silver shoes, and a grey clutch. The dress had more of a pink shimmer with black lining- loved it and felt special wearing it! Will definitely rent again soon!
RTR Customer
Sep 1, 2014

Tons of compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
True to size. Has a little stretch for movement.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 123 lbs
Sep 7, 2014

So comfortable

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
So for this dress, the lining you see through the lace is black and the lace is a lilac (pink/purple) metallic. It looks a little more lilac in the photo than it does in person. What I mean is, the black lining jumps out at you a bit more. It's pretty, fits well even with a long torso, and is super comfortable. No wrinkling, no fabric worries if you are outdoors and it starts to rain, conservative but feminine and shows your curves.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 32A
Sep 23, 2014

Very elegant!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The overall of this dress is just elegant! I rented this dress as a "try on". I was torn between two dresses and this was one of the contenders. I am currently waiting for the other dress to arrive, if you have curves go for it! This dress is comfy, elegant, beautiful, and I will definitely be keeping it in my short lists. You do although have to be a bit taller to wear it. I am 5'6.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Oct 7, 2014

Elegant dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Very flattering fit and the dress recieved lots of compliments. The black slip of the dress is a little longer than the lace. I used double sided tape to fold the hem up so it wouldn't hang lower than the scalloped edges.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 9, 2014

Beautiful color! Very elegant yet comfortable!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was perfect! It had a beautiful shimmer to the material. I loved the color of the dress. And it was so comfortable to wear. If I could, I'd buy this dress!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 9, 2014

It was a Christmas party at a very nice Inn.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress has some stretch to it, so if fits your shape, I found that very flattering. It was comfortable and easy to move around in. I found the black lining hung a little lower than the lace but it wasn't a problem. I wore this for a Christmas party and it was perfectly festive.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 10, 2015

CLASSY

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this for a daytime military awards banquet. First off I have a very large chest (36DDD) and wore the size 10 without a bra. I have never in my life worn anything without a bra but this dress held them up! I used double sided tape to hold the black under sheath up so it didn't hang lower than the lace. Not really a big deal. Fit my curves like a glove! I paired it with pewter shoes and loved the look. I highly recommend this dress if you are attending a more conservative event. It was by far the most unique eye catching dress in the room!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Feb 5, 2015

Fit like a glove!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
Very pretty dress! Some reviews said the slip is black and makes the dress look darker than the photo, it look almost exactly as pictured to me! Loved it!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133 lbs
Mar 19, 2015

I received many compliments on the dress! It made the night so much fun!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress had some give to it so I didn't feel like I couldn't move. It was comfortable and flattering!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

Beautiful fit!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
Not the best picture, but it shows the whole dress! The dress had a beautiful cut and fit like a glove! The dress is black with a purple lilac lace sheath over top. A little longer than I usually wear, but perfect for my event. Formal, flattering, and conservative. Other reviews stated that the black under layer showed below the lace, but on the size 4 I wore, it did not. Worn with black heels, but would wear with nude heels as well. In perfect condition!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 23, 2015

Lovely dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a lovely dress but wasn't quite right for me. I got is as my back up dress to try for another event. It's eye catching and I can see why others loved it. It fit me perfectly and is very flattering. But the color didn't seem to compliment me. Bummer because I loved the color of the dress!
RTR Customer
May 6, 2015

The girl on the phone was amazing! She shipped this one out the next day when first dress bombed.

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was amazing! I have never received more complements. It was gorgeous. True to fit, on the tighter side but that is the beauty of the dress! So pretty and feminine. I will likely rent this again!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
May 10, 2015

This dress received so many compliments all night!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Party
The dress fit perfectly! It was for my grandpas 80th, so the mid length worked perfectly, I am usually a 0 and wore a 0 and it fit perfectly!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138 lbs
May 20, 2015

Beautiful Color!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I didn't wear this dress only because I chose the Cynthia Vincent jumpsuit, instead for my afternoon wedding shower. I did try this dress on, it's very pretty, the dress runs a little small, so if I did wear it, I would've worn the 10, and that still was a little "tight" at the hips because it's a clingy material. The only con was that the black underlining does stick out at the hemline then the lace overlay. It can still be worn okay, but it would be better if it actually looked like the picture on RTR.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
May 25, 2015

Springy, lovely, comfortable!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
Wore it for 8 hours for a wedding. Stepmother of the bride. Perfect!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 123 lbs
May 26, 2015

conservative, delicate, formal, lovely, but for someone over 30, with an hourglass shape.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
my measurements are 32, 28.5, 36, and I'm 5'4", so I'm just really flat and straight, with a little flabby tummy, I put myself under "pear" body type. I was able to wear the 4 even though my waist is not as narrow as other size 4 dresses. When I put it on, I loved the texture and color. I thought I looked really pretty in this color, and when my hair, make-up, jewelry was put together I felt beautiful. As I'm reviewing the photo, I am starting to think it is probably for someone who looks older. My camera or lighting doesn't quite capture the true color or look, one is without flash and one without. The one without flash shows the shadows of the curves and give me a more flattering look. the one with flash has a flat look, and I look like an embroidered column, not pretty. I received 1 compliment about how pretty I looked, so my guess is that the dress on me was prettier in person than in photos. my husband gave no comments, probably should have been little less conservative. occasion: wedding ceremony at winery 4pm, dinner to follow, with dance floor. I chose this dress because I thought it was versatile for during the day, at dinner, and I can still dance in it.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 2, 2015

The perfect fit of the dress.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
THe dress did have some pulls in the lace over lay.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 162 lbs
Jun 21, 2015

Endless compliments!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore this to a business gala. It was appropriately covered up, but still made me look fantastic. I would give it 5 stars, but as others have said, the black lining hangs a little longer than the lace over-dress, so I had to use copious amounts of fashion tape for a temporary hem. I wore a regular bra, not sure why the stylist's notes suggest no bra, because there is definitely no support built into the dress. My guess is that the suggestion is made because the dress shows details of everything underneath. Spanx showed too much at the top, I wore control top panty hose, because the evening turned out cooler than expected. I wanted to also review the new shipping and return garment bag my order arrived in: FANTASTIC! RTR has done away with the cardboard box, which is great for the environment. The dress shipped in a terrific garment bag that folded into three sections, with separate shoe and accessories compartments, and zipped with shoulder length handles! Made transporting the dress from home to office so easy, and kept everything organized. The garment bag is also the return "envelope." I applaude the reduction in waste, RTR!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145 lbs

I wore it to a formal wedding that was "black tie optional" and felt dressed up.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am a size 10 with a few size 8 and the dress I wore was the 10 and it was a perfect fit.
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