Hervé Léger

Before the Storm Sheath

$165 – $225 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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68 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
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Small
(12)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
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:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
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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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
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:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
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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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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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
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: 26
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:
XS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 64
Bust size: 34B
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
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:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 2, 2016
Sexy, flirty and glamour
I wore this dress for our annual holiday party. It was perfect and I love the color. Runs really small.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 4, 2016
Great for a wedding!
Runs small so I got a large- fit great.
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 25, 2015
I was approached by strangers - all night - who told me that I was wearing the most gorgeous dress.
The fabric holds you in. If you wear spanx, you will be able to see the seam down the front. Get a seamless tummy panel!
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
July 13, 2015
Lots of compliments on this ultra flattering dress
I couldn't zip the XS on my own, so I opted for the small. The length was great on my 5'7" frame and offset the sexy cling of the dress. The S did seem to stretch out as the night went on with wear, but never looked loose. I was comfortable sitting and dancing alike. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 19, 2015
Fits like a glove
This was perfect for my anniversary dinner, it's fit is so flattering. It was even super comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
May 22, 2016
Great party dress
Loved this dress and received compliments all night long! It does run a little small but that is to be expected with a bandage dress. It was also a bit longer than I would like on my 5' 4" frame so I used double sided tape to adjust the hem. Overall a great dress and I would rent it again!
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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 15, 2016
Best dress ever
I loved this dress. The large was a little big for me, but the medium wasn't available and I think I'm the only one that noticed. The length is great for tall girls. The material is really thick and holds everything in. I wore a strapless bra, but probably could have gone braless
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 24, 2016
First, but not my last
I've always wanted to try a Herve dress, bucket list moment people. Got this dress after the original dress I selected was damaged. Debated wearing it, decided to go for it and strangers all night were saying how much they love it. This dress is a statement, and you will not go quietly into the night with this one.
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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
October 29, 2016
Gorgeous Dress - Compliments all night!
This dress was fantastic! So beautiful and different. It was formal without being overly dressy for a cocktail attire wedding. I got so many compliments. It does run a bit small. I typically wear a 0, so I ordered the XS. There is almost no give in the fabric, so it took a little bit of work to get everything in :). It ended up working out and it made my body look banging!!
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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 18, 2017
Herve Perfection
This was my first HL rental and it fit to a T and made me feel like a knock-out. Loved the dress and had such a hard time returning it. Fits tight as it should but is breathable. Did not wear a bra and the girls were held up very nicely and stayed inside all night.
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
July 2, 2017
Herve perfection
I rented this for a Vegas casino wedding. While picking for my rental dates, small was the only size left, but after reading other reviews I decided to go for it anyway. This dress is skintight but the material is thick enough it holds you in well. I'm actually afraid had I gotten the medium it would have been to big in the bust. Even though it's tight, it's long enough and not revealing in the chest. I felt completely comfortable dancing in it at the reception all night. The gradient grays dress up or down, and the darkest shades of gray are smartly placed right in the midriff region ;). I got tons of compliments, and my boyfriend said it was one of the best dresses I'd ever worn. Too bad it's a Herve leger and I can't keep it forever!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 6, 2017
Fit like a glove
This dress really forms to the body well. Got plenty of complements. There were ladies in their 20s to 50s that asked where I got the dress. Versatile! I didn't like how the bottom was stretched out though. It was a tad bit wavy on the edges, but other than that, great dress!
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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 3, 2017
A dress you can't go wrong with!
I've always wanted to wear this dress and finally got the chance at a black tie optional wedding. It's meant to be tight so if you aren't comfortable wearing tight, this is not the dress for you. Or maybe it is! Although tight fitted, it is so comfortable and easy to move in. The length was perfect- just above the knee. I didn't need a bra but choose to wear one for extra support. LOVED!
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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.
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.
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
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
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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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
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.
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:
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.
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:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Weight: 120lbs
November 11, 2015
Unique bandage dress
The dress is beautiful and obviously very well made but I wish the Small had been available because I would have been much more comfortable. The XS fit, but with no extra room. I was still able to dance, walk and breathe (ha) normally - it's tight but not restrictive. The dress would certainly have been more flattering if it hadn't hugged me quite so close, though.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 53
April 29, 2015
Only have a sitting picture, had so many compliments on this dress, I felt so good in it !
This dress runs small, I ordered med and large and wore the large, great fit just make sure the zipper is lined up in the back it can turn, also pose for pics with one leg forward to stretch the crease so it doesn't fold at the bottom.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
November 12, 2014
Amazing dress that runs really small. It was too small to wear to my party :-(
I expected this dress to be very form fitting and snug, but it was so small I could not get the zipper done up. I ordered the size I normally wear and it wasn't even close to being wearable. It is a good thing I ordered a second dress so I would have something to wear to my party. The second dress was also and XS Herve Leger dress and it fit great so I think this specific style is running small relative to Herve Leger in general.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
December 22, 2014
SO MANY COMPLIMENTS; perfect for the occasion!
This dress is stunning! Definitely snug but I was able to walk, move, dance, and sit with no problems. It keeps everything in place, if you will. I got non stop compliments all night and my date was stunned when he saw it on! Best night ever!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 20, 2015
It was too tight around my check so luckily the second one I rented fit perfectly.
too tight around my bust.
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: 34
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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