Kay Unger

Jazz Club Sheath

$40 rental
$748 Retail

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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

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 16W - 22W

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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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40 reviews

Fit
Small 0
True to Size 17
Large 22
Photos 18
Cara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 250 lbs
Jan 27, 2014

Best dress ever!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Sherry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210 lbs
Feb 3, 2014

I looked glamorous and was comfortable in this dress at a nice dinner with friends.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This is a beautiful dress. It's a loose fitting and very comfortable dress with just the right amount of sparkle. Very classy!
Hill
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185 lbs
Feb 24, 2014

This dress made me feel glam!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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!
Megan
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 12, 2014

Great Dress!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Got this dress for a speakeasy themed birthday party and it was great! I was so happy it was a perfect fit for the theme without being a costume or your typical 1920/30s dress. It was a little big but still looked good and was really comfortable.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Mar 20, 2014

Fun and flirty.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Sue
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 198 lbs
Mar 22, 2014

Too big

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Dress appeared dumpy on me and it ran big
Becca
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210 lbs
Mar 25, 2014

Great fit!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
paige
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220 lbs
Apr 1, 2014

Birthday Dress - runs large - still cute

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
Shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180 lbs
Apr 11, 2014

So many compliments, would fit anyone!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wish this dress were available in smaller sizes! I just couldn't resist. I normally wear a 14 but it looked like it would work anyway and it did. I probably could have worn a 12 in this, as it's stretchy and runs large. Cinch it with a gold belt to bring in the waist.
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Body type: Straight & narrow
Apr 12, 2014

Beautiful Dress, Beautiful Night

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Meredith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 21, 2014

Perfect Party Dress

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was sent to be as a replacement and it was perfect! The black shift underneath smooths and the beaded shift has great sparkle. Not much stretch but there was room through the hips so was great to hid any problem spots.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 29, 2014

Fabulous and comfortable!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress - perfect for the fancy-pants wedding I went to in NYC!
Nicole
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250 lbs
Apr 30, 2014

Beautiful dress, just not for me

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
May 22, 2014

Beautiful material!!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ordered this dress in a 16W but received an email that it was too damaged to send so I received the 18W and two other dresses. The 18W was too big. The dress has a little stretch so a 16W would have hugged my curves and looked great. I am 5'8" and the dress hit me just above the knee. I did not end up wearing this one but would definitely order it again in a smaller size.
Samantha
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38C
Jun 1, 2014

The dress was gorgeous!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Korey
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195 lbs
Jun 8, 2014

It was so much fun to dress up for a night out in Vegas!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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!
mel
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Apple
Jul 12, 2014

Did not suit me AT ALL

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It just did not fit my body type. Really disappointed.
Lesley-Ann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 214 lbs
Jul 17, 2014

Runs large!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This was a back up dress. It runs really large. Looked like a sack on me. Wasnt anywhere near the look I wanted for my birthday. Its a pretty dress great if you're looking for a dress that just falls on you and not showing any type of shape.
C
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200 lbs
Jul 25, 2014

Very fun without being overly glitzy

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Lesley
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
Jul 28, 2014

Classy plus size.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I looked good and felt comfortable, but it does run a little large. So, you don't need to get a size up.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Aug 9, 2014

It looked awesome at my Roaring 20's Party!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: 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!
Leo
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

Very pretty dress

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Jayme
Age: 32
Aug 29, 2014

Great dress for 1920's themed party!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Runs big, I normally can wear a 16 or even and 18. The 14 was the perfect size for me, my husband said this is the best dress he's ever seen on me. I was suprised that there was a black lining, then the mesh beaded dress goes over top. it worked great, just didn't expect that.
Adriana
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 10, 2014

This dress was absolutely perfect to celebrate my 30th Bday!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I ordered 20 but was too big glad i got the 18 as a back up the fit was perfect i am very busty and curvy and it fit like a glove!!! absolutely lovely and the sparkle was perfect everyone loved my dress!!!
Laurel
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190 lbs
Sep 24, 2014

Beautiful and comfortable

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
theresa
Usually wears: 12
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 28, 2014

Felt wonderful in this dress. Perfect for an evening wedding!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!!
Marnee
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 23, 2014

Wasn't able to wear it :(

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
Julia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Oct 25, 2014

Blah

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
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.
mallory
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185 lbs
Oct 26, 2014

Loved this dress! It was beautiful and I got soo many compliments on it.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is gorgeous and so glam. I wore it to a night time wedding and everyone loved it. It does seem to run a little big, however, I fluctuate between a 14 and 16, and the 14 was unavailable for the weekend I needed it, so I got the 16. The 14 definitely would've been better for me. I ended up not wearing the black slip that came under it because I didn't want to pin that and ruin it, and it was much too big. Instead I just wore a black cami and a black bodycon skirt I already had, and then I pinned back the gold overlay part so it would be more fitted. Overall it's an amazing dress, I'd just suggest sizing down. :)
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200 lbs
Oct 31, 2014

FABULOUS

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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!!
Laura
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200 lbs
Nov 1, 2014

Not having to scramble for something to wear at the last minute

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got many compliments on this dress all night
VerucaSalt
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240 lbs
Nov 6, 2014

Clingy, short and shoddy beading!!!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The lovely pattern on the model is lost in person, making this dress a clingy and short Monet: looks good from afar, but up close it's far from good. Didn't wear in either size, though the 18 fit better than the 20.
Cynthia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 255 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

I felt great in this dress. Danced all night.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ordered sizes 16W & 18W. The 16W fit nicely; however, it was too short for my 5'11" frame so I went with the 18W dress instead. Nice shimmer on the dress; however, some of the beading was a bit loose.
Laura
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 225 lbs
Dec 3, 2014

Gorgeous Dress

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This is a gorgeous dress. It has a bit of jazz without being overkill. Be forewarned that the style on this is boxy. I have quite a bit of curve which helps. If I had thin gold belt, I would have worn it to give it more shape. I have large hips with a 38/40 DD bust, and a little waist. It does run large. I am an 18 and ended up wearing the 16W, which was even a smidge big, but perfect for a wedding. If you get this dress, don't be afraid if some of the beads fall off....when I initially tried it off I heard beads hitting the hardwood even as I was taking it off the hanger. Still a gorgeous dress with missing beads.
Espi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230 lbs
Dec 12, 2014

Gorgeous

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Party
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.
Audrey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 30, 2014

This dress ran huge.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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.
Sarah
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 214 lbs
Jan 2, 2015

I wore this dress to my Roaring 20's themed Bridal Shower.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
JR
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Body type: Full Bust
Jan 25, 2015

Great comfy dress that got compliments!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was amazingly comfortable, and the length is perfect for shorter women - at 5'3" it hit a few inches above the knee. I wore this paired with a black elbow length cardigan and it worked well. The dress skims over all the problem areas while still being a flattering shape. Only issue was that it's a well-loved dress obviously because both the dresses (size we think we are/size we hope we are) had a major issue with the beading hanging off. I pulled through with a crochet hook and tied off where I could, but that was time consuming. Would I rent this again? Definitely! Would just inspect it on arrival so I'd have a lot more time for repairs if needed. Five stars even with the beading issues should tell you how much I loved this dress!
Tonia
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200 lbs
Jan 30, 2015

It would have been cute if it was smaller.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was a tent on me. It was not flattering
amma
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 26, 2015

Great

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
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