Kay Unger

Jazz Club Sheath

$40 rental
$748 retail
Stylist Notes

Get glam for girl's night! This gold embroidered style by Kay Unger will get you noticed as you make your way across the dance floor. Layer on the gold with Ciner’s Antique Cascading Crystal Earring and Whiting & Davis’ Birdcage Clutch.

Size & Fit

Sized: 16W - 22W

Product Details

Black lace with gold beading and embroidery (Base: 100% Nylon, Embroidery: 100% Polyester). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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67 reviews
Fit
Large
(28)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 250lbs
January 27, 2014
Best dress ever!
Dress was amazingly comfortable. Random strangers approached me to tell me how much they loved my dress! I was able to do the zipper myself, wore it with black leggings. I felt confident and beautiful all night! Can't wait for an occasion to wear / rent this one again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210lbs
February 3, 2014
I looked great and was comfortable in this dress at dinner with friends.
This is a beautiful dress. It's a loose fitting and very comfortable dress with just the right amount of sparkle. Very classy!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
February 24, 2014
This dress made me feel glam!
This dress runs VERY large. Wish there was a 14, but the belt helped a lot to define a waste. It was super sparkly and fun!
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
March 20, 2014
Fun and flirty.
I wore this dress to a cocktail-attire fundraiser. It was a very comfortable, light-weight dress. The length was perfect for someone on the short side. I wear a 14 or 16 right now, and the 16 fit great. I don't have much of a waist, more of a straight figure, and this was good for that. I received a lot of compliments while wearing it. There were a few loose beads on the garment when I received it, but the garment was heavily beaded so it didn't really show when worn. The dress did need to have some of the beads looked at and reattached, so that is my only complaint. The dress wasn't quite as high quality as expected either. This was my first time renting and overall it was a good one. I will rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
March 22, 2014
Too big
Dress appeared dumpy on me and it ran big
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
March 25, 2014
Great fit!
I wore this dress for my sorority formal. I was a bit nervous about the fit, since I have recently lost about 45 pounds, and wasn't entirely sure what my dress size was, but the 18W fit great! I probably could have even fit into the 16w, but only the 18 was available when I ordered. This was actually my backup dress, but I ended up using it since I liked the fit better than my first dress. This dress is an instant classy look, and I got a ton of compliments on it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220lbs
April 1, 2014
Birthday Dress - runs large - still cute
I am typically a size 14-16 and I ordered a size 16 and size 18 dress. I didn't even try on the 18 because the 16 was quite large. I wore it anyway but ended up pinning it 1-2 inches under each arm to give me a little more shape. I will I had ordered the sizes 12 and 14 instead to choose from. I am 5'10" and it basically came to my knee or maybe a little above it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Body type: Pear
April 12, 2014
Beautiful Dress, Beautiful Night
The dress is quite a bit darker than pictured on RTR but still just as glamorous. It runs true to size, maybe even a little larger, depending on how you like your fit. I felt beautiful all night and received many compliments. I've rented many times with RTR and will continue to do so. Customer Service is always there for you and the dresses are, quite simply, amazing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
April 29, 2014
Fabulous and comfortable!
Loved this dress - perfect for the fancy-pants wedding I went to in NYC!
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
April 30, 2014
Beautiful dress, just not for me
I have an hourglass figure and I'm very busty (bigger than the max 38D the website limits me to). I usually like a bit of cleavage in my dresses. This dress is beautiful and fit perfectly but not enough cleavage - I felt kind of dumpy. I went with another dress instead.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38C
June 1, 2014
The dress was gorgeous!
This was my first time using rent the runway, but it was so great! The dress was beautiful and perfect for my theatre gala. Definitely darker than pictured. And as the 14 was taken for the weekend, I had to size up. The 14 or even the 12 probably would have fit. It was pretty large. Ended up putting a pin in it to take in the sides. It also was a little longer than I expected, but it was still beautiful. Main downside, the 16 was very worn-in. Beads were falling off as soon as I opened it up. Many loose strings, but the dress was dark enough that you couldn't tell. Just made me concerned for the fragility of the dress.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195lbs
June 8, 2014
It was so much fun to dress up for a night out in Vegas!
The dress was so comfy! It fit a bit big, which wasn't the worst thing in the Vegas heat! I would certainly rent again!
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Apple
July 12, 2014
Did not suit me AT ALL
It just did not fit my body type. Really disappointed.
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
October 23, 2014
Wasn't able to wear it :(
I rented this for a Vegas bachelorette party and was unable to wear it. Dress runs large. I loved the length and the cute cap sleeves but found the overall look too matronly, though perhaps due to the dress being too large.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230lbs
December 12, 2014
Gorgeous
Great dress, runs a bit large, but the fit is very nice and comfortable. The dress could use some maintenance, some of the beading was loose, but nothing too noticeable.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
July 25, 2014
Very fun without being overly glitzy
The fit was very nice and comfy / flowy. I probably could have gone down a size in this but didn't feel like it was too baggy or shapeless in the size I ordered. The beading was very nice and I received many compliments!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
July 28, 2014
Classy plus size.
I looked good and felt comfortable, but it does run a little large. So, you don't need to get a size up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 32
August 9, 2014
It looked awesome at my Roaring 20's Party!
I loved that I could wear a normal bra & normal panties under this dress! Very comfortable and flattering ... It was a little big but I'd rather bigger than too small. It was gorgeous!
AshleyAugust 18, 2014
The dress pictured isn't the dress in the person's picture?
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
August 25, 2014
Very pretty dress
Very nice dress, was very comfortable. Only con was it was a little itchy. Not sure if it's the beading or the cleaner, but it wasn't that bad!
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
September 24, 2014
Beautiful and comfortable
I didn't end up wearing this dress. It runs large and the 16 was loose. I did try the belt technique like another RTR reviewer had and it did bring it together. I opted to wear another RTR dress because I didn't have the right belt for the job and there was some loose beading on the 16.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
September 28, 2014
Felt wonderful in this dress. Perfect for an evening wedding!
I wish this had come in a straight 14. The 14W was a bit on the bigger side but it was very comfortable. I am 4'11" and the dress length was just at the top of my knee. It is two pieces a black slip type garment underneath and then the beaded overlay. Very pretty. Some of the beads were loose but no one would ever know it. It is very dressy and perfect for the wedding I was attending. Loved the cap sleeves. This was my first experience with Rent the Runway and I'm hooked!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
October 25, 2014
Blah
This looked like a paper bag on me. A pretty fabric--but the cut is terrible and not flattering. There is no shape. Also--this is heavily beaded and some places the beading was damaged.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
October 31, 2014
FABULOUS
Wore this dress to a wedding, lots of complements. Dress runs big wore a 14. Dress has an overlay with beads. Has been wore a couple times before because had lots of loose strings throughout the overlay. Would rent again!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 30, 2014
This dress ran huge.
This dress ran a full two sizes two big. I got the 16 because the 14 was unavailable, but a 12 would really have been needed to provide any shape like in the RTR photo. Had it fit, it would be lovely. It's actually a separate slip (black) and over-layer that is more of a knit. And don't be afraid, the slip has some stretch to it. Had it fit, this dress would have been so comfortable to wear, but it was unwearable and I wore my other rental option.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 214lbs
January 2, 2015
I wore this dress to my Roaring 20's themed Bridal Shower.
This dress was in rough shape (several beads were hanging by a thread) and it was huge, but I didn't have a backup plan for my bridal shower so I made it work. It's worth noting that the dress is entirely separate from the sheath/slip underneath. In hindsight, I should have contacted RTR immediately - now I know what to do. I think the dress would have been more flattering if it hadn't been so big. It was modern and yet fit the theme perfectly and it photographed beautifully.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
January 30, 2015
It would have been cute if it was smaller.
I was a tent on me. It was not flattering
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
February 26, 2015
Great
Everyone liked it. It was nice and roomy. It would be a nice go to dress that I would wear again. It wasn't drop dead amazing. But I was pleasantly surprised at the fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
March 3, 2015
Very Pretty, Just Not For Me :(
I got this as a back up for the other RTW dress I rented (and ended up wearing). I am a 12/14 normally and I suspected the 14W would be too big and it was. It is actually 2 pieces (a slip and then overlay) - which was interesting and practical. I would have loved to try it in a straight up 12 or 14.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 255lbs
March 16, 2015
Tons of compliments :)
The dress is 2 pieces, and I ended up wearing the 16 slip and the 14 dress. Very pretty, just the right amount of sparkle. It did have a few pulled treads where the beading was coming off, but not very noticeable. Would rent again .
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
March 25, 2015
Cute dress that was very comfortable
I wore this dress for a charity dinner, the slip that came with it was way too long and hung out below the bottom of the dress, so I choose to wear my own. The dress overlay is stretchy and has a lot of give, though with the size I got I didn't need it. It was cute and not overly flashy for my event. I wore a black blazer, tights, and low heels to compensate for the sparkle of the dress. It was comfortable all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 31, 2015
Easy, classy, elegant!
I rented this dress for an out of town wedding and had it delivered to where I was staying...one less thing to pack! I rented my usual size and a size down and was surprised that the smaller one fit better! Very comfortable as its not too form fitting...allowed for easy movement. Wedding was in a warm climate and having a more loose fitting dress was much more comfortable in the heat. Bead work was just the right amount of texture without being flashy. I got TONS of compliments!
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
April 2, 2015
Perfect for wedding guest attire
The dress was very comfortable and I paired it with a three-quarter length black sweater. I really liked it. It's not a form-fitting dress at all and I would say it's quite modest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
April 15, 2015
Celebrating a Year in Style
I rented this dress for the gold sheen but when I got it, it was a lot darker than I expected - almost black. Unfortunately the smallest size was a 14W which was quite large and not form fitting for me at all (I'm usually a 12) - but I was happy with the dress overall since we went out for a large meal that evening, I had room to move around. The dress is comfortable with curves but I wish they offered a few smaller sizes!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
May 3, 2015
Short and very little shape.
I rented this because it was one of the few dresses I liked when picking from the site that was available in a 14W. I picked it as a backup option, and I am glad my 1st choice worked out because this dress didn't work for me. It had no shape; seemed to run big; and was too short on my 5'9" frame.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 240lbs
May 18, 2015
So many people couldn't believe it was me.
I really loved this dress. I wish I had gotten it in the 20w but was quite surprised the 18w fit. The only drawback on this dress is that it hurts to sit on it. I was at a wedding outdoors on hard plastic chairs and the dress left quite an impression on me. I would rent it again in the 20 for comfort sake.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
August 26, 2015
Great for a wedding.
So I have a really long back story with this dress, but was very happy with the overall outcome. I ordered the 14W and the 16 W. The 14W was in great condition. The 16W was missing the black dress slip that goes with this dress, and the dress itself looked stretched out, worn, and it was missing beads. I figured, I would try the 14W and if that didn't work, I would call RTR for a replacement dress. The black dress slip was way too tight for comfort, but the actual dress, fit okay. I decided to call RTR to see if they could send me a back up dress just in case. They sent me a replacement dress, which ended up being too small, so I was back to square 1. I looked through my closet and luckily had a very simple, black cotton dress, that I could easily wear under the beaded part of the dress. Throughout the entire process, RTR customer service was excellent and they walked me through everything. After I decided to go with dress 1 (with my own black dress slip) I was very happy and got lots of compliments. Note, it is a shorter dress, so if you wear shaperwear just be aware that you have to have ones that don't go mid-thigh. It is also a lot darker than the model photo. The only reason I did not give this dress a 5 was because the beads were a big issue. I was nervous the whole time they would come off of it easily (as proof of the 16W dress.) The brides sister also accidentally got her bracelet caught on my dress at one point and it was a really difficult task to untangle it. All in all though, this was a really nice dress for this black-tie optional wedding and I got a lot of compliments.
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
October 1, 2015
Rented for my "Roaring out of My 20's" 30th birthday party.
Beautiful dress and very comfortable. It comes in 2 pieces, the black shift and then the beaded over dress. It does run on the larger size, I ended up wearing the smaller of the two sizes and it was still very comfortable. Some of the beading was a bit loose on the dress, but no noticeable tears or anything. This was my first RTR experience and I loved how easy and convenient it all was! Customer Service worked closely with me when the original dress I rented was last minute unavailable to a previous renter's late return. Juliet from RTR was extremely attentive and helped me get another dress that arrived on time. Fabulous customer service!! And so many compliments on this dress. Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
October 9, 2015
The dress had just enough sparkle.
Perfect for the occasion. I wore the size I usually wear in dresses, but it was a little large on me, but not so big it was frumpy. Some of the beads were falling off, but it wasn't noticeable to anyone but me.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 11, 2015
I rented this to chaperone a high school prom with a "Great Gatsby" theme.
The dress is prettier in person-- the beadwork is gold on black and sparkles more than you can see in the website. The beads do come loose easily, and the dress is a black slip with an overlay of the beaded chiffon. It was super comfortable and conservative enough to wear as a teacher around teenagers for the evening. The gold is very flattering in person. I ordered both an 18W and a 20W and the 18 was still a bit on the large side, although the dress is not clingy so it flowed nicely and was flattering.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Weight: 200lbs
October 19, 2015
I rented this for a cocktail wedding and it was perfect. Compliments all night!
It's glitzy and classy... and isn't dripping in sequins which I love. Just a little sparkle goes a long way I think. The dress is forgiving and I think would suit most body types.. I have a hard time covering up my tummy area but this did the trick and I felt extremely confident all night! The slip fit a little larger than the dress but it was extremely comfortable so I didn't mind. I will definitely rent this again if the need arises. I loved it!
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