Hervé Léger

Before the Storm Sheath

$155 – $190 rental?
$1,750 retail
Stylist Notes

Show off your curves in this one-shouldered sheath by Hervé Léger. Pair the chic grey ombré pattern with classic silver accessories like Whiting and Davis’ Silver Lattice Clutch and pointy pumps.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Grey ombre bandage knit (90% Rayon, 9% Nylon, 1% Spandex ). Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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65 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(12)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 6, 2014
This dress is beautiful!
I rented this for my sisters bachelorette party and ended up letting her wear it out for the big night since it was so awesome! FIts beautifully.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
August 11, 2014
My dress made me feel like Ms. America!
This dress is snug but comfortable. It is a thick, stretchy, soft, beautiful material that made my curves look just right.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 18, 2014
Amazing dress, did not want to send it back!
Very flattering cut, length and material
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
August 19, 2014
Fab!
Runs a tad small on the chest area. I am a size 36d and thankfully the M zipped up.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 20, 2014
Comfortable dress while super sexy feel
This dress was great for a wedding . Got lots of compliments and it was comfortable through out the night. Made me feel like old Hollywood glam . Also got a size medium which fit and held everything tighter but decided to go with the large and wear a strapless bra so I could enjoy the night more. Would totally rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 20, 2014
Perfect fit, comfortable, and extremely flattering.
This was a fantastic dress! I originally was supposed to get the Shoreline Sheath, but apparently the previous user had damaged it beyond repair, so the week of the event, one of the ladies from RTR contacted me to let me select another dress. When I had picked the dress, I thought that it had a little bit of purple around the waist (it looked that way on my computer screen), but it really is purely shades of grey. That was the only thing that I didn't love -- some color would have been nice. Otherwise, it fit great and really pulled everything in nicely. It also was super comfortable, which I find to be rare in something this form fitting, and stayed in place beautifully. The small was a perfect fit, and, surprisingly, if anything was a little snug, it was the top part of the dress. Apple shapes should size up, but pears will probably find the fit true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
June 7, 2015
Gray Glamor
This dress was beautiful in color but the fit was a little big. I ordered the L and the area around my bra line was loose. I would definitely rent this dress again just in a size M. The fit was extremely comfortable and the color from light to dark to light is fantastic.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 22, 2014
Small Fit
I ended up not wearing this dress because it fit very small. However, I would try and rent it again
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
September 8, 2014
Everyone kept commenting on how beautiful this dress was!
This dress was hands down amazing! It for perfectly
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
September 28, 2014
This dress will make you feel like a million bucks. It does run small.
I rented this dress in XS and S. Usually I am a 0 in most dresses but I have a chest which makes it difficult to fit into the XS. I could not zip it up the back. The S fits fine though. The dress does suck you in. However if you are not in shape, this dress is not for you. I had ALOT of comments on this dress and the ombre is ultra flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 106lbs
September 29, 2014
Just Not Right
I rented this as a backup dress for a fancy dinner in NY. I received the xs which was a little tight in the chest (probably would have stretched out a bit) but overall fit really well. The problem was the length. I am just under 5'4 and this dress hit the middle of my knees! Because of the length the bottom of the dress looked really odd becuase it wasn't tight like the rest of the dress. With previous HL I have been able to fold one band up on the bottom if i wanted it to be shorter. Couldn't do that with this one. Returned and wore one of my dresses since my first choice wasn't available due to the previous renter messing it up! Thank you RTR customer service for being so helpful with everything!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
September 30, 2014
Fits like a glove
Pro - hugs in all the right places, very comfortable as there is no boning. Con - the back seem should fall inline with spine and booty & it tends to shift if you dance a lot. Minor issue, given how beautiful this dress fits. But it does requires some adjusting every now and then. You will need help getting the dress on. It is a 2 person job. But worth it! No spanx needed. Dress is a spanx.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 5, 2014
My husband thought I looked sexy!
This dress was amazing & I wish I could keep it! I felt/looked sexy and confident. Could have worn either size but the medium was a little large in the chest for me, so I wore the small. No need for anything underneath, these dresses hold everything where it's supposed to be!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 2, 2014
So flattering!
Hard to zip, needed a friends help. But once I got it on I loved it. Sucks you in in all the best ways. Very comfortable. So many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 23, 2014
Got many compliments for this one of a kind dress. Felt beautiful and loved the fit.
Usually wear size 2 but got the medium and happy I did. The size small was damaged beyond repair so RTR sent me another dress in size s ( same designer and same fabric but was very snug). This dress fit well
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
December 7, 2014
It's the perfect dress!
It fit great, I styled it like the model with metallic pumps and sleek ponytail and got complements all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
December 21, 2014
Loved this dress!! I have never received so many compliments on one of my rentals!
Fit was great! Ive never received so many compliments. I lost count of how many people stopped to ask me about the dress. I was sad to send it back. Even though the dress holds you in I still wore something underneath just for a piece of mind. Can't wait to wear it again!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 5, 2015
I thought this dress was great and received a lot of complements. It photographed great as well!
I thought overall the dress was beautiful and would recommend it. I have an hourglass shape so the small was too tiny. The medium fit well except in the small of my waist, where it didn't hug like the rest of the dress did. Lastly, this dress is long (almost to the knee), so I would recommend if you are petite (like me) that you are aware of this for the type of event you are going to.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 11, 2015
So many compliments!
Great quality material, fits like a glove in all the right places, makes the booty pop :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 8, 2015
Gorgeous & fit like a glove
This dress is stunning. Both the small and medium fit, however I chose the medium for comfort. I used fashion tape to shorten the dress by one band for the perfect length.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 19, 2015
This dress is like a XXXS. Make sure you are a size 00 if you get this.
Way too small, couldn't even wear it. I typically fit in a small or XS and I fit in neither as I couldn't even zip them up over my lats.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
March 30, 2015
Not so flattering for top-heavy girls
It fit like a glove but I wouldn't recommend it for girls with full busts or broad shoulders (not so flattering). Was also a bit too long for me. Sad I couldn't wear it as the fabric & design was beautiful!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 30, 2015
Fit like a glove. Five stars. Highly recommend.
Wore this dress to my rehearsal dinner and received many compliments. It fit true to size. I am 5'4'', 110 pounds and typically wear a size 2. Size small fit well. No need for Spanx when you're wearing these dresses.
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 14, 2015
Loved it so much I wanted to keep it. Very fitted but pulls you in in all the right places
In Ok condition
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 26, 2015
I'm a fashionista at heart and enjoyed every moment in this dress! LOVED LOVED wearing it!!
Very vintage glam! It's very snug and unforgiving. The dress is made of heavy material that helps "control" things :)
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 29, 2015
It fit perfectly and made me feel pretty...
Fits snug!! Definitely size up...I don't deviate from wearing a size 4. The size small was TINY. I went with a medium. It fits like a glove!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
June 5, 2015
Very figure-flattering
I ended up not wearing this dress, not because it's not beautiful, but because the other dress I ordered was more formal and worked better for the event. It is very fitted, which is flattering but can make it challenging to walk in. However, it's great at showing off your curves and nice because you can wear a bra with it.
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 12, 2015
You end up looking very thin because of the material but without loosing your curves!
Although the the dress is tight it really does flatter all of your assets! It is on the more grey scale you can look more washed out so be mindful of that
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 14, 2015
I loved how I looked!
The fabric is not silky, as it looks in pictures, but it fits wonderfully. Once you squeeze yourself in, it holds everything in place and looks fabulous. I got so many compliments!
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 14, 2015
Beautiful dress, high quality, perfect condition. Received tons of compliments.
Ordered a small and medium. The medium had either been marked wrong, shrunken or had been altered because it was smaller than the small. So since I had no choice I wore the small. It fit tight but comfortable because the fabric is very stretchy. It is supposed to fit tight, so this dress is not for anyone that is looking to hide imperfections, a pouch in the belly or any other bumps because you see them all. I think I may have gone with the medium had it been a true medium, just to give me a little more room. Regardless, I received lots of compliments and felt really good in it. Great first experience using RTR - will definitely do it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
July 6, 2015
Beautiful dress! The ombré gray adds the perfect elegance to your body
My first dress from RTR and it was a great experience overall I had originally picked a similar dress but it wasn't available a day before so they send me two choices and I picked this one. Very stretchy, but I wish it would have been a little tighter on me to hold me in all the right places. The length was just perfect right above my knee (appropriate for any formal event) I wouldn't have chosen any other dress because overall it's a beautiful dress! If you are curvy like me I suggest you go one size down just so it could mold you!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
July 6, 2015
Unending compliments, perfect fit, great for dancing!
I'm 5'7 and 138 lbs, and I wore a size Small and it was PERFECT. The top covered my whole chest, and the length came almost to to the top of my knees, so it was classy even though it was skin-tight! I was able to dance all night without it moving. I am a huge fan of the HL dresses, and am consistent with his sizing. The ombre of the silver to the charcoal at the waist is PERFECT for helping you have that hourglass shape!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 7, 2015
Never wore it sent it back :(
So they didn't have the medium available for my second size so I risked it and just got the small.. IT was super super small. More like a 0/2 than a 4. I could zip it BUT it wasn't wearable. So I had to send it back. Super bummed but now I have learned to always get the 2nd size option.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 11, 2014
Dress fit great and was comfortable
Easy, comfortable, glamorous
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 64
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
August 23, 2015
Show stopper
I'm a size 0/00 and this dress fit me perfectly. It's super snug but I was able to wear a strapless bra underneath. I got a ton of compliments and would even consider buying the dress.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
August 24, 2015
Wore this to a beautiful wedding in sunny California!
Absolutely LOVE this dress! Definitely didn't want to send it back... Bandage dresses are always tight and this one is no different, snug but true to size. Glad I had a helper to zip me up! Tons of compliments. Sparkly shoes with it are a must!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
August 24, 2015
I had compliments on the dress all night long. It worked perfectly for an edgy, cool charity event.
fits like a glove.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 27, 2015
Happy with the dress!!
This dress was very form fitting I had to wear spanks underneath. I was a little bit disappointed of the quality of the fabric and there was a light stain on the chest area but you could barely see it so I wore the dress anyway. You could tell the dress has been worn a couple of times because it was stretched out in certain places. Overall I enjoyed the dress I just expected more for the price I paid to rent it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
October 9, 2015
Beautiful dress but runs very small. I normally wear a 0, and the xs was way, way too small.
Very, very small. Unfortunately the small was not available. . Exquisite dress if you can size correctly.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
October 14, 2015
The dress was absolutely perfect.
Fitted like a glove, looked amazing and i got so many compliments!
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