Hervé Léger

Before the Storm Sheath

$175 rental
$1750 Retail

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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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

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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45 reviews

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Small 10
True to Size 21
Large 1
Photos 33
Donna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 14, 2015

Beautiful dress, high quality, perfect condition. Received tons of compliments.

Size worn: S
Rented for: Wedding
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.
LC
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 12, 2015

You end up looking very thin because of the material but without loosing your curves!

Size worn: L
Rented for: Party
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
Kat
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
May 2, 2015

Perfect dress for formal event!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very form fitting dress, but with thick fabric. The ombre is very flattering. Great dress for formal events!
Jennifer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

It fit perfectly and made me feel pretty...

Size worn: M
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Jacklyn
Age: 51
Apr 29, 2015

Only have a sitting picture, had so many compliments on this dress, I felt so good in it !

Size worn: L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 26, 2015

I'm a fashionista at heart and enjoyed every moment in this dress! LOVED LOVED wearing it!!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very vintage glam! It's very snug and unforgiving. The dress is made of heavy material that helps "control" things :)
julia
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 30, 2015

Fit like a glove. Five stars. Highly recommend.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
LAURENB
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 8, 2015

Gorgeous & fit like a glove

Size worn: M
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Lauren
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 25, 2015

I was approached by strangers - all night - who told me that I was wearing the most gorgeous dress.

Size worn: M
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Pamela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 11, 2015

So many compliments!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great quality material, fits like a glove in all the right places, makes the booty pop :)
Laura
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 5, 2015

I thought this dress was great and received a lot of complements. It photographed great as well!

Size worn: M
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Angela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 21, 2014

Loved this dress!! I have never received so many compliments on one of my rentals!

Size worn: L
Rented for: Wedding
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!
marjory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 7, 2014

comfort AND fashion!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
herve leger dresses are my very favorite, as they always fit so beautifully and feel so good. the fabric is heavy and the dress is weighty. it goes on very tight, but once the material warms up, it stretches perfectly to fit my body, and is so easy to wear. no spanx, no bra -- this dress just holds everything right where it should be. the ombre greys are gorgeous, and having the darkest color at the waist is brilliant.
Ris
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 23, 2014

Got many compliments for this one of a kind dress. Felt beautiful and loved the fit.

Size worn: M
Rented for: Formal Affair
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
amy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

Dress fit great and was comfortable

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Easy, comfortable, glamorous
Christine
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 2, 2014

So flattering!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Britt
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 5, 2014

My husband thought I looked sexy!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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!
Chau
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Sep 28, 2014

This dress will make you feel like a million bucks. It does run small.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

Everyone kept commenting on how beautiful this dress was!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was hands down amazing! It for perfectly
Mona
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 20, 2014

Perfect fit, comfortable, and extremely flattering.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Rach
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Aug 20, 2014

Comfortable dress while super sexy feel

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Mischa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 18, 2014

Amazing dress, did not want to send it back!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very flattering cut, length and material
Kristy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 11, 2014

My dress made me feel like Ms. America!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is snug but comfortable. It is a thick, stretchy, soft, beautiful material that made my curves look just right.
CHSchick
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 14, 2015

I loved how I looked!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Dana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 7, 2015

Gray Glamor

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Bre
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Jun 5, 2015

Very figure-flattering

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Louisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
May 18, 2015

Amazing, gorgeous dress. As always Herve doesn't disappoint!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Outstanding fit! Holds everything where it needs to. Perfect!
Kerrie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 20, 2015

It was too tight around my check so luckily the second one I rented fit perfectly.

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
too tight around my bust.
te
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 14, 2015

Loved it so much I wanted to keep it. Very fitted but pulls you in in all the right places

Size worn: L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
In Ok condition
Ray
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 30, 2015

Not so flattering for top-heavy girls

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Krissa
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 19, 2015

This dress is like a XXXS. Make sure you are a size 00 if you get this.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Ashly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 22, 2014

SO MANY COMPLIMENTS; perfect for the occasion!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Kimber
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117 lbs
Dec 7, 2014

It's the perfect dress!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It fit great, I styled it like the model with metallic pumps and sleek ponytail and got complements all night.
Patricia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 12, 2014

Amazing dress that runs really small. It was too small to wear to my party :-(

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: 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.
Kerry
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112 lbs
Sep 30, 2014

Fits like a glove

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Tasha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106 lbs
Sep 29, 2014

Just Not Right

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
jane
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 22, 2014

Small Fit

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ended up not wearing this dress because it fit very small. However, I would try and rent it again
jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Aug 19, 2014

Fab!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Runs a tad small on the chest area. I am a size 36d and thankfully the M zipped up.
Christy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 6, 2014

This dress is beautiful!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Aug 24, 2015

Wore this to a beautiful wedding in sunny California!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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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