Issa

Skim the Line Dress

$695 retail

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Stylist Notes

A cool, abstract print freshens up this otherwise simple dress by Issa. For cocktails, pair with A.V. Max's Glitzy Glamour Cuff and chic, streamlined heels.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable at waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt provide comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black double knit jersey (78% rayon, 22% lycra-spandex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Exposed back zipper. Unlined. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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78 reviews
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Large
(0)
True to Size
(47)
Small
(11)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 10, 2015
Great party dress!

Loved this dress! The pops of color are really pretty. The material is thicker than most dresses. This would be a perfect dress for the fall or winter. I wore it to a summer rehearsal dinner and it was 80 degrees. It was a little warm at first but the material is very breathable and I cooled off pretty quickly. Received a lot of compliments on it. It was so comfortable to wear!!! True to size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 21, 2015
Festive and fab

The fit was flattering. I wore this to a few work holiday parties and felt like a safe dress to not be too over or under dressed. I'd def rent it again! It wasn't as much of a wow dress as others on the site, but it was still cute and comfortable. I'd rent it again. Wish it had pockets.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 15, 2016
None

Good fit. Lovely dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 6, 2016
I felt great in this dress!

This dress material is sretchy enough to fit nicely, and it was easy to dance in. Flattering cut of the dress hides little tummy issues (spanx help, too). I would rent this one again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 162lbs
April 3, 2016
I received great compliments on the dress!!

It was a next fit at the midsection and a great flare at the hips. The thick material made it great for the cool weather of the NE even though it was an April wedding.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 8, 2015
Loved the fit and material. Very flattering.

I wore this to an annual work party. Wanted something flattering, but not too sexy and this dress was perfect. Super comfortable and got a lot of compliments. :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
December 8, 2015
Slimming effect

Squeezed into a medium but a large would've been more comfortable. I didn't feel wowed, so I prob wouldn't rent it again.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 29, 2015
Perfect Fit!!

This dress was wonderful!! The fabric was thick, but not hot, and very stretchy. The skirt flared right at my natural waist so it was extremely flattering. I got so many compliments!! Would definitely recommend this for any wedding/cocktail attire event.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 121lbs
October 7, 2015
Loved everything about this dress! Perfect in every way.

I rented the XS with a S as my backup. The XS fit perfectly since the fabric had some stretch to it. Wore it to a wedding on a cold, rainy day and the thicker knit fabric added some extra warmth.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 26, 2016
Really cute, high quality dress. Fabric stretches so sizing is a bit forgiving.

Runs small, but fabric is stretchy. I usually wear an XS but it was just a little too tight for my style so I went with the S.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
October 12, 2016
Awesome

Princess Kate wears Issa and so I've been dying to try any ISSA piece! This one was totally beautiful! It looks awesome and stylish.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 17, 2016
Super flattering dress

Hugs your curves, but the fabric is thick enough that it also hides flaws. One of my favorite rentals to date.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
August 28, 2017
Very nice but nothing spectacular

It's a very nice fitting dress but that's it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
January 9, 2018
Absolutely would rent again!

This dress fit perfectly and the material was warm enough for the 10 degree weather we faced that day. The material is also stretchy so theres a little give in the dress. I could have worn the small, but wore the medium for a little more comfort room in the chest area. Highly recommend this dress if you're looking for something comfortable to wear to a day wedding. Loved it and got so many compliments!

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
June 17, 2018
It actually fit! It's so hard finding a dress that didn't just hang off of me

Pros-fit like a glove Cons-None!

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
August 8, 2018
Loved this dress!

Adorable A line dress, perfect for work but was also able to transition it to a nice dinner out and I loved the look. I felt it fit my body really nicely but was still forgiving after a large meal out. Would definitely rent again

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 3, 2018
Fall fundraiser appropriate

Nothing about this dress jazzed me up, but it was appropriate and fit so I wore it! The event was outdoors in cooler weather so the heavier material was great. The dress had some stretch in it and lines highlighted an hourglass figure. With some sparkly accessories it worked well!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 28C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
March 8, 2019
Wore to reception dinner

Got a lot of compliments on this one. Material was thick and comfy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 15, 2019
Yes to the dress!

This dress was very well-made, fit impeccably… Thick material but still very flattering. I loved the way it hugged my body but wasn't too revealing. The pattern was fun but classy and looked great in person

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 29, 2019
Tight like a Hervé

I rented this for an exhibit opening at ICP but didn't wear it because it was freezing. The dress is great - tight and fitted and holds everything in. It runs true to size, maybe the tiniest bit big. Would rent again, but for Fall.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 77
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
February 11, 2015
Nice fitting dress, but runs small.

Good fit, and warm material for winter wear.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 1, 2015
Luxurious and rich thick winter fabric; flattering design

Flattering, well-made, beautiful thick fabric which is perfect for winter but has nice softness and stretch, too. Very comfortable, wore it all day in the city and walked for miles in it. The design is beautifully rich against a deep ebony black. Overall the dress was a bit small so I'm glad my backup was a medium! Adds nice color when it peeks out from under winter jackets. I also rented it a second time and it was very comfortable on a 70-degree spring day. Since I am tall, this dress runs a bit short on me, but I wore it with black tights to make it a bit more modest and wore it to work. I loved the "three-tiered necklace" (as seen in the pic) which I wore with it; it works very well with the dress since there's a solid black part down the middle of the dress which catered nicely to a long gold necklace. The zipper was a bit hard to grab. Annoying to zip, but possible to do alone.

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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 138lbs
January 18, 2016
There was a bangin' cheese plate. Oh, the dress? Super comfortable!

Ran a little small, but who doesn't love black with vertical lines? The material was the perfect winter-dress weight and I received a ton of compliments. I'd rent it again. :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 16, 2015
Great winter dress

I loved the dress. Good for work with a jacket and for going out. The material is pretty thick so it's not a summer dress. I'd say it runs a tiny bit small. I could wear M I think. The waist was a little too high for my taste. But overall I loved the dress and kept it for a few weeks.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
March 6, 2016
Great dress for day or night.

Wore it from noon until 2am for a full day of work events. Went perfectly from a lunch to afternoon to evening. Very comfortable and received many compliments! Usually wear an XS/S and the S was just about right, maybe a little snug in the bust, but a M would have been too big. The fabric is great and makes the dress feel expensive!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Weight: 135lbs
August 27, 2016
Great dress!

This dress looks great for a party. I'm 5'4 and 135 lbs and though the dress ran a bit small. I ordered size M and S and went with the M, which was still a bit tight. Important note for this dress is that it's made out of pretty heavy/thick material, so best to wear it for slightly cooler weather.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 14, 2016
Weird fit for me

The dress was thick and high quality, loved the colors and design. However, it for weird for me and had zero give. I'm in between a 4/6 but this dress created a bulge on the sides near my rib cage. I've never had an issue with a dress being tight there. Otherwise it fit okay but was bad enough that I didn't wear the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
December 20, 2017
I couldn't wear this dress. Despite the other reviews saying it runs large, it absolutely does not.

This dress was well-made and thick enough to wear for a winter party. However, I couldn't zip it up. I am comfortably a size 8 in all brands (5'2", 130 lbs). I was very disappointed as I had picked it out for a party. The fabric seemed stretchy, but despite the other reviewers, I found it to run small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
April 8, 2018
Great dress! Super flattering!

Size up though, the fabric is neoprene.

Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 33
October 9, 2018
Got lots of compliments on this dress, which was perfect for a fall wedding in Boston!

I originally ordered the M, but it got lost, so they sent me the L and I'm glad because it fit perfectly (I'm normally a size 8). The material feels high quality (it's like a light sweater material), the skirt is fun, and the dress travels very well (no wrinkles from folding or wearing).

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 166lbs
May 23, 2019
Didn't fit :(

Ordered this as a second option for a wedding. I was sad that it didn't fit. The material is also thicker than I thought it would be. Would be nice for a winter wedding though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 24, 2014
super comfy and flattering

loved this dress! i wore it to work and felt great without being too dressed up. the fabric is light but durable and isnt revealing. also was long enough for me!

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 124lbs
November 6, 2014
Great fit and fabric has a beautiful hand.

Felt great on and easy to dance in!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 146lbs
November 16, 2014
The hawtness of it

Love it. Tad thicker but good for winter. Felt great and loved the drape/lay of the full skirt

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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 168lbs
December 19, 2014
Comfortable, yet unusual dress!

The dress is some type of fine knit, which was perfect for a chillier night. I don't usually wear dresses, so this was perfect for me as there was nothing to adjust or worry about (because of the high neckline). It falls beautifully! Because of my larger chest the material stretched a little up top, creating a sheen (you could see the material getting extra stretched), but this didn't worry me too much. Great dress and sure to be unique at a party!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
January 14, 2015
Great party dress!

This was my second choice, after the dress I ordered didn't fit. I was looking for a part dress, something a little flirty and a little girly. This fit the bill! The stretchy material fit me like a glove....it's a bit heavy, so it was perfect for a NYC January party. I'm 5'6, and the dress was a a touch long for my liking, but definitely workable. I wore it with opaque black tights (see above: NYC in January...) and it looked great! The only reason it's not getting 5 starts is because it wasn't my first choice :/

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 142lbs
February 1, 2015
Awkward fabric, awkward fit.

I feel like this dress would be great for hourglass shapes, or girls with big busts. However, it sat my pear-shaped frame rather poorly, and the fabric is stretchier than you'd think at first glance. Thumbs down for my body type, unfortunately.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
March 11, 2015
Great dress for shoulder season

I had tried on the S in the showroom and ordered both XS and S for the event. I went with the XS because there was slight gaping in the arm with the larger size. The thick fabric was great for holding everything in and also a great weight for an end-of-winter event. I wore this to an early evening wedding and also found it was the perfect length and color; I felt that wearing a gown would have been too formal and brighter colors too informal, so this was a great compromise.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 1, 2015
Love it!

So comfortable! The skirt is full so it's very flattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 28, 2015
Very Nice well made dress

This dress was great- stretchy thick fabric and the light stripe is actually a light pink. very pretty!

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