Riding the Wave Sheath

$79 to buy
$225 retail
Stylist Notes

Sexy in swirls! Go for a bold look in this illusion sheath by ERIN Erin Fetherston for the party.

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: Very Fitted - dress fitted at waistline
HIPS: Very Fitted –curvier women should consider sizing up for fuller hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra (due to sheer fabric on shoulders)
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Athletic, 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 backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted at waistline
HIPS: Very Fitted –curvier women should consider sizing up for fuller hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra (due to sheer fabric on shoulders)
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black and nude ponte (65% rayon 31% nylon 4% spandex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Sheer mesh paneling detail. Pencil skirt. Exposed zipper. 37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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222 reviews
Fit
Large
(26)
True to Size
(178)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
July 15, 2014
A sexy dress for a summer night out to celebrate my 30th with my best friends in my former city.
Sexy dress that was very flattering in the right places and not too over the top. High quality dress too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
July 22, 2014
seriously awesome
i loved this dress and received a million compliments in it! it accentuates all the right places - like will make you look like you have a banging body - i had a stranger come up and tell me i was perfect (which is farrrrr from the truth - it was all the dress)! would highly recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
July 25, 2014
Lovely dress, but it's not Black and White!
Lovely dress. Fits nicely and it's well made, with cute details (like the see-through fabric and the chunky silver zipper on the back). I was expecting a black and off white dress though, instead it's black and beige (almost skin color). I am not a big fan of the color combination—as I think BW would have been more elegant. Oh, the dress came with a bad of Neutrogena samples, which was a nice unexpected touch :) There is very little difference between size 6 and size 8—I can wear them both as a matter fact.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
July 31, 2014
RTR never disappoints !
The dress fit true to size , but it tended to ride up and the material was a bit cheap, however it fit great
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
August 11, 2014
Tons of compliments!!
I truly loved the entire experience. I got a ton if compliments, and one astonished boyfriend. The dress was in mint condition--you would never know it was a rental! I felt so classy and comfortable in it. I can't wait for my next RTR dress. The only problem I had was that I am not very 'busty', so I had trouble filling the top part out. Not the dress's fault! #goRTRorgohome #RTRistheway
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
August 13, 2014
Perfect fit! This dress was made out of material that worked well with dancing all night long!
The hourglass design perfectly contoured to my body and slimmed me down. I'm usually between a 4 and a 6, so I ordered both. The 6 fit but you could tell the pattern wasn't hitting where it was supposed to on my body. The 4 fit like a glove and looked great but I was a little concerned at first that it would be restricting. Not so! Super comfortable and I ended up not even wearing my spanx with it!! Obsessed with this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
August 18, 2014
Let there be curves!
I don't have that pretty hourglass figure, but this dress totally made me feel curvy!! A little fitted, but the black part kind of hides your tummy!! I loved this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 2, 2014
Didn't choose to wear this piece but it was beautiful.
Hits the curves and hides imperfections easily.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
September 9, 2014
Cute, but didn't wear
This dress was really cute and comfortable and was true to size, I just didn't wear because it wasn't quite flashy enough for a bachelorette party.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
November 11, 2014
Comfortable to wear all night
The contrast black and white was very slimming.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
June 28, 2015
As always, loved my RTR dress
This dress was fabulous and very comfortable! Looks even better in person. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
September 23, 2014
First #RTR experience....fantastic! Everything I hoped it would be!
This dress fit very well, nice and snug but not too tight. (size 4, didn't even try on the 2) Of course the zipper down my back didn't lay perfectly flat against my body but that's to be expected, and it was definitely better than any non-designer dress with a zipper I have worn. Overall, fantastic!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
October 2, 2014
Modern minimizer
Fit really well and hugged my curves but accentuated my hips better than I expected. Chose this for a Derby party but wore it for Sunday brunch instead.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 6, 2014
Favorite dress I have ever worn!
As great as this dress looks in photos, it looks even better in person. The fit is very true to size. I ordered the size 2 and would have chosen the size 0 for my backup dress but it was unavailable. Good news is that the size 2 was perfect - fitted but not too tight. I received so many compliments and felt very comfortable the entire night in this dress. I was very sad to return it and even considered just paying the retail for it so I could keep it.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 11, 2014
Dress makes you feel so slim and sexy but comfortable!
This dress is perfect for any cocktail event. Not only did the dress fit like a glove, but it was so soft and stretchy too. Will rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 13, 2014
Only OK
The dress itself seemed well made, it just wasn't for me. The pinky-beige colour made me look washed out and sallow. I recommend spanx.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
October 19, 2014
Best dress ever!
I rented this dress for a wedding (it was actually a replacement for a different dress) and I couldn't be happier. I loved being able to wear a regular bra with the dress and I received so many compliments when wearing it. I will absolutely rent this again! I wish I could keep it in my closet.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 29, 2014
This dress is simple but very elegant. It caught everyone's eye. Received many compliments.
It fit like a glove. Very comfortable. It didn't ride up or snug anywhere. Totally recommend to a modest event or a nice dinner. Nothing lavishly about this dress but very elegant and chic.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 154lbs
November 10, 2014
The dress was gorgeous, that was perfect, in the comfort was not to be believed.
I wore this dress to my 40th high school reunion, and was complimented on it all night. One of the best compliments I had received was: "you never look like that in high school". I guess when you dress from rent the runway, you get better with age Lololol!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 11, 2014
Flattering and comfortable
The dress definitely runs large--order down at least one size. However, when in the right size, the dress is very complimentary.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
November 19, 2014
Classic Look
I wore this dress for a wedding, and it was extremely comfortable. I felt great in this dress and was able to move around easily. Seamless underwear is a must though. Great dress overall!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
November 26, 2014
Amazing fit- hugged in all the right places.
I am currently wearing a size 10 (still have baby weight), but this dress totally complimentary me in all the right places.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 1, 2014
First RTR rental: So easy and loved the dress!
This dress was super comfortable and perfect for the family wedding I attended. I wore a nubra and seamless underwear, both of which I recommended for this dress. I got compliments all night long- will definitely use RTR again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 4, 2014
Perfect fit and comfortable!
This was actually a backup, backup, backup, backup, dress for me for a late summer wedding. I had rented 2 other dresses (in 2 sizes of each), and all of them weren't able to be shipped to me due to damage from the previous renter. This one wasn't even on my radar but the stylist picked it out and it fit like a glove! Nothing I can say bad about this dress at all.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
December 10, 2014
NIce, Sleek and held everything in
The fit was perfect. Perfect fit, perfect length.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
December 11, 2014
Just didn't work for me
I so wanted this dress to work. I look horrible in creams/tans, so I was hoping the black would offset that, but it did not work with my skin tone (fair skin, pink tones). Also, you can see every little back fat/panty line/bra strap due to the thinness of the material and the color of the stripe. If the tan part was lined it would be so much better. I did like the metal zipper up the back and the overall look of the dress; it just did not work for me.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 3, 2015
It was such an elegant and unique dress but still classy!
It was very form fitting and sexy but the length made it conservative enough for a nice wedding!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 6, 2015
Lovely dress
I got this as a back up, to see if I'd like it, and it's a great dress that I'd definitely rent for another event down the road. I got a 10 and 12, as some designer dresses seem to run small - this is true to size and the 10 fit perfectly. It's a more understated dress, a little more on the conservative side, but would be perfect for any number of parties or weddings. It fit's beautifully, was flattering and forgiving, and very comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 8, 2015
Beautiful dress worn to a fundraiser! Comfy and true to size.
This dress was very comfortable and fit well, except for the length. It was a little longer than I expected. Also, the peach color is a little more muted than it shows online. I wore a bodysuit underneath and though you could see the straps through the sheer material at the top, it actually looked like part of the dress and I didn't have to wear a strapless. You could probably get away without wearing a bra at all as the top fits pretty snugly. This dress hugs all of your curves.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
July 21, 2014
Great go-to cocktail dress
I rented this dress for a work cocktail party in NYC. I flew in just for the night and had ordered the dress super last minute, so RTR had the dress delivered to my hotel room. It was a little annoying because I kept having to call the front desk and stay on top of them (seems they don't get deliveries often even though it's a fancy place??) - but I finally got it just in time for me to slip it on and head out to the party. Dress fits beautifully. I wore the larger size because it was more comfortable, but the smaller size would've been fine as well. Very flattering, hugs in all of the right places. In all of my rush, I didn't get a photo of the dress - but it worked out perfectly. Also, it was great to be able to return the dress in the mail from my house since I didn't have time to stop at a mailbox on my way to the airport the following morning.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
March 20, 2015
Pretty dress. Form fitting and figure flattering but long enough so it felt conservative.
I am an athlete and have a very straight shape with wide shoulders and large thighs so finding a dress that flatters is tough. This dress gave me the illusion of a shape I don't normally see. I normally wear a 12 but the 10 fit quite comfortably. The material has a lot of stretch so order down, for sure. The color contrast from the waist to the bust is a very light beige-pink. Due to the mesh on top, I wore a strapless bra. The material is fairly thick but comfortable. I paired the dress with simple nude pumps and a pretty scarf for outside. I also rented the bangles and gold hoops for RTR. Loved the earrings didn't care for the bangles, felt like plastic.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 115lbs
March 4, 2013
Stylist Review!
This dress is beyond chic, yet still super comfy and easy to wear! I loved the color-blocking and the mesh detail at the shoulders. The stretchy ponte material is so comfortable and flattering. It's fitted all throughout but not too tight at all. This is the perfect day-to-night dress, and I will definitely be renting it soon!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 5, 2013
Comfortable great looking dress
Nice quality stretchy fabric that fit well, looked good. One thing that doesn't really show in the photo is the top black part is actually sheer, which made it just partyish enough. I wore it to a wedding but it's conservative enough you could wear it to a work event. I had both the 10 and the 12. The 12 the top part was a little large for me the 10 the top fit perfect but I wanted to eat so wore the 12. I wore a black cardigan over it anyway (it was cold) so the slight gap wasn't an issue.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
March 17, 2013
The dress was FABULOUS, SPECTACULAR and everything in between!!!
The dress hugs your body. After a few hours, it gets a little loose but not a big deal. Awesome for formal affairs since it's not short. I would rent it again any day! :D
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 23, 2013
Absolutely stunning.
This dress fit like a glove. I thought the four was going to be too tight, but it relaxes the longer you wear it. The size six was to loose up top. This dress accentuates all the right spots.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 25, 2013
Stylist Review
This dress was a very easy fit, and very comfortable. I would highly recommend it, as it did not wrinkle the whole night I wore it. The swirl detail compliments your curves in just the right places!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 26, 2013
I absolutely LOVED this dress. Perfect for my event...A MUST RENT DRESS!
This dress is super comfortable, although, don't be fooled by the mesh on the neckline. You must look closely but its there and adds the finishing touch to this amazing dress. The length was just right for my black tie event, I was worried it would be too short but I couldn't have been more happier. When I tried on the 8 it fit snug on my bum, but my spanx slimmed everything. The 10 was a great fit also, except the top was a little loose on the sides (which the 8 fit great on top). I will definitely be renting more dresses in the future. Love the service and everything that Rent the Runway had to offer. Satisfied!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 101lbs
April 1, 2013
This dress is very comfortable!!
The dress is true to size. Fits really well and the color blocking shows your curves really well! I'm 4"11 and the length of the dress came right at the knee.
kimMay 19, 2013
was the dress too long on you? i am 5'2" and am a bit concerned about that...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 7, 2013
Super comfortable, fitted dress!
Loved this dress. It ran true to size but is incredibly fitted and unforgiving! Finding undergarments to wear with this dress is tough. Commandos do not even work with this! Loved the fit and the colors.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 29, 2013
Loved this dress! Comfortable, sexy, and simple.
Did I say comfortable? The dress was perfect for a summer/spring evening wedding. I ordered the 2 and 4 in case the dress ran big, but I wore the 4 (which is my normal size). The 2 fit, but felt a little too snug. The hem fell right at the top of my knee (despite how it looks on the model). The dress was what I would call conservative sexy -- it was simple and covered everything, but I felt oh so sexy in it. It hugs your curves but is very forgiving at the same time. I still have a little baby weight to lose in my midection, and the area where the nude and black fabric met in the front masked it perfectly! No spanx for me! The top is sheer but I decided to just swap out the detatchable straps in my bra for clear ones for more security. In person you couldn't tell, but in some of my pictures you can see a slight glare from the straps. Oh well. I got lots of compliments...even from the bride herself! I highly recommend!
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