Hervé Léger

Before the Storm Sheath

$175 rental
$1,750 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".)

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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64 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(12)
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:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
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
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Weight: 120lbs
August 17, 2016
figure flattering
I wasn't so sure about this dress because of the one strap. But I put it on and loved it!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 2, 2016
Not for those with above a B cup
The fabric is lovely but the top is not flattering for a larger bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
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:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
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
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
May 9, 2016
LOVE!
Its sexy yet classy. Takes some effort to get into Herve Leger dresses but once your body temp warms up the dress its easy. You cannot wear a thing underneath but have no fear nothing will show. The dress forces you to sit and walk like a lady
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
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:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176lbs
February 5, 2016
Perfect Fit! Camera ready!!
If you are looking for a dress that makes a statement than this is it! I wore this dress to a company event and received so many compliments. It does hold you in and camouflage. This dress is meant for any curvaceous female. The color is rich and so is the quality. I will defiantly be renting this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
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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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
January 4, 2016
Wore this to a private school annual fundraiser at a country club. It was very sexy and comfortable!
It takes a little getting used to being wrapped up in a bandage, but the dress stretches and breathes. I have a slim but curvy shape (no shortage of booty) and sometimes dresses like this can accentuate too much of that for my comfort. The tone gradation on this dress, paired with the off-the-shoulder style, were super flattering to my shape. I will post photos when I find them.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 102lbs
November 14, 2015
Love that RTR makes it affordable to wear Hervé!
Loved the dress! Great fit, comfortable, easy to move and dance in, and got lots of compliments. Took one star off because the vertical seam/stripe on the back of the dress should have stayed straight up and down but somehow kept getting twisted at a diagonal, so I had to keep adjusting it. Not sure that would prevent me from renting it again...
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
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:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
October 18, 2015
I felt sexy and classic at the same time!
The fit is purposely very snug. You must get help zipping the dress up-great zipper! Once on, it's really flattering and comfortable. VERY good rear end enhancement! lol-- If you looked closely, you can see that the dress was worn many times. Still and all, I loved wearing this dress and loved the ability to wear a $1,800 dress for $175--I would not have many opportunities to wear it again anyway. Also, it arrived as scheduled and was easy to return.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 14, 2015
The dress was absolutely perfect.
Fitted like a glove, looked amazing and i got so many compliments!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
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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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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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
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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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 63
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:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
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:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
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:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
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:
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:
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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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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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
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:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
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:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 18, 2015
Amazing, gorgeous dress. As always Herve doesn't disappoint!
Outstanding fit! Holds everything where it needs to. Perfect!
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
May 2, 2015
Perfect dress for formal event!
Very form fitting dress, but with thick fabric. The ombre is very flattering. Great dress for formal events!
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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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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 52
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:
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:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
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.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
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:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
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:
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.
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