Kay Unger

Leading Lady Sheath

$70 rental
$410 Retail

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Stylist Notes

You'll be glowing from head to toe in this gold metallic sheath by Kay Unger! Perfect for a wedding reception or an engagement party, this dress will get you compliments all night long. Simply pair with Elizabeth Cole’s Henning Earrings.

Size & Fit

Sized: 14W-22W

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 14W-22W

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Product Details

Gold metallic stretch crepe (75% Polyester 25% Cotton). Sheer cap sleeves. Crew neckline with sheer cutout. Pencil Skirt. Exposed Back Zipper. Fully lined. 38” Shoulder to Hem. Imported.

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26 reviews

Fit
Small 8
True to Size 15
Large 1
Photos 19
April
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 212 lbs
Apr 29, 2014

Everyone telling how great I looked. That made my night

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was PERFECT. I looked Stunning. I felt as though I was walking the runway on the Red Carpet.
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
May 11, 2014

Runs small!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful dress. Unfortunately this designer runs small. I am usually a 14W so I order a 14W and a 16W. the 14W was MUCH too small and the 16W was very snug across my hips-to the point I wouldn't be able to sit down comfortably. Luckily was able to get a different dress overnighted that worked out. Lesson learned - double check all of the sizing on the different designers. They vary greatly and in most cases run small.
Dione
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190 lbs
May 14, 2014

This dress is a show stopper!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a dress to a wedding on a boat here in Chicago last weekend! I rented it with the Badgley Mishka gold clutch and the Kendra Scott rain earrings from RTR as well. I dressed it up with a gold belt I already had at home. I knew no one at the wedding except the groom but received all kinds of compliments on the dress from strangers. If attention is what you are looking for this is the DRESS! I wish I could wear it again to my bridal shower but I will be on the hunt for another gem from RTR! I have rented from here often but this was the first time I was able to snap a cute pic earlier in the day! As usual nothing but great service from RTR!! I literally have all the ladies at my job hooked on RTR now as well and they will be renting there first dresses for all these summer weddings.
Laverne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 183 lbs
May 31, 2014

The dress is absolutely beautiful. I posted a close up to view the fabric it's more gold than cream.

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I did not wear the dress...it seemed too dressy for my occasion however I would rent again for a holiday or upscale party
Ali
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 13, 2014

Lovee

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Rented for my bridal shower and was not disappointed :-)
Blair
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 15, 2014

Great dress for my rehearsal dinner!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress is gorgeous! Definitely a show-stopper. It is much more gold in person, it is very sparkly and glamorous. It was perfect for my rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, I got a ton of compliments! It does run pretty large, I wished I had gotten the 14 but it was too late. Beautifully made dress!
Taryn
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Apple
Jun 26, 2014

The dress is absolutely breath taking.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Quality was amazing. Fit was perfect. I ordered a 16 and 18 but the 16 fit me best. It is really shining which i loved. I am 26 and i wore this dress for my Tea Party themed Bridal Shower on June 22. It was perfect so much so my fiancee wanted to go and buy the dress for me to keep, until i told him the retail price :)
Anne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Jun 30, 2014

Rehearsal Dinner Dress

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to my rehearsal dinner and I absolutely loved it!! It is more gold than in the picture, but it is beautiful. It was a little itchy under my arms but not too bad
Natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185 lbs
Jul 11, 2014

Ended up not wearing - weird proportions

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
Did not end up wearing this dress because the 14 was snug around the widest part of my hips and then loose at waist and bust. I just don't have the right proportions to wear this dress. Need to be more evenly curvy on top and bottom (I'm more pear). Pretty fabric.
Jennae
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 21, 2014

Gold Shimmer

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Rented for my sister for her bridesmaid dress. Rented all of my bridesmaid dresses! It fit nicely and the look was as expected. Photographs nicely.
Samantha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220 lbs
Jul 25, 2014

It was my birthday and I felt sexy and beautiful in this dress.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
It was a little small in my regular 16 so I wore the 18 and it was a little loose but felt comfortable and looked beautiful.
Casey
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 11, 2014

Everyone complemented me on my dress.

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I order this dress for a wedding. I liked that it was gold a nice color for an afternoon summer wedding. I ordered the 20w and the 22w. The 20w was way too tight around my hips but fit well in the bust area. The 22w fit around my hips, but was definitely loose in the bust area. It wasn't too noticeable, but I just wish it was a bit tighter. The color was lovely, but for some reason I thought the material of the dress would be different. It's more of a scratchy brocade material. Probably more suitable for a fall or even winter wear. Don't get me wrong it wasn't a super heavy dress, but I could definitely get more wear out of it during those seasons. I paired it with nude heels and gold jewelry. I was content with the dress overall.
Bethany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200 lbs
Aug 29, 2014

The excellent customer service!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I'm very much a pear and the top of this dress was slightly large while the bottom was too tight. But the dress is absolutely gorgeous! Unfortunately, my area doesn't deliver on Saturdays so I'll wear something I already own.
Susan
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Apple
Weight: 287 lbs
Sep 3, 2014

Too Small

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I was not able to wear the dress because it was too small. It was very lovely in person, but all dresses run small in these designs.
Crystal
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 11, 2014

Beautiful dress. Gorgeous dress. Tons of compliments.

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Runs on the small side
Becca
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 30, 2014

It was a beautiful DC reception!

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
So often nice dresses are to small in the bust making me go up a size, but this dress was perfect. I didn't have to fight to get my bust in it. The only downside is the cut was a little boxy and not very faltering to my curves.
shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250 lbs
Oct 31, 2014

Material is beautiful

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress, runs small in the hips
Camille
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Nov 3, 2014

Beautiful Dress! A tad bulky

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was a beautiful dress and I really loved wearing it. I needed a gold dress as a bridesmaid and this was flashy but also glamorous. I got many compliments on it. It was a little bit big in some places, maybe the material is just a little bulky and you will have to wear a strapless bra because the sleeves are see through mesh. Overall, it was just what I needed!
A
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210 lbs
Nov 3, 2014

So pleased with the dress- just what I needed to feel glamorous but not overdressed.

Size worn: 14W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was nervous when my backup size (16W) wasn't available- I usually have issues with sheath dresses because of being pear shaped, and I was worried the bottom would be too tight. My jeans size is usually a 16 or an 18, but in tops i am sometimes a 12. In the end, it fit close to perfectly. The bottom was a TEENSY bit snug when I sat and the bust a bit big, but it looked great and I felt great in it. The gauze
Kerry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 17, 2014

Feeling Fabulous!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I had originally decided I was going to give this dress 4 stars because of fit issues, but after the night I had it's got to be 5 stars all the way! The gold foil on the dress is beautiful! Shiny but not over the top. The dress is modest although the shoulders are transparent so I wore a bra with clear straps. The fit is a little funny. There is a lot of extra room in the stomach area. I first tried on the 14 and it clung a little around my hips causing the stomach area to bunch up. I almost didn't bother trying on the 16, but I am so glad I did! It hung much nicer, but still felt a bit big. I decided to wear it anyway since I had already gotten my accessories and my husband bought a gold tie. The whole outfit pulled together beautifully! Everyone at the party complimented me on the dress. I even had a woman I have never met before come over to tell me that I was the most beautiful woman at the party!!!! That has never happened to me before! Love RTR!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Dec 13, 2014

Pretty, but wore my 1st choice

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ordered this one as a backup dress. My first choice fit so I didn't wear it. It fit really well and was very pretty. It is definitely more gold in person than it looks in the picture. The insets are really pretty and it is a very classic design.
Quietvoice
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210 lbs
Dec 13, 2014

I needed something showy/sparkly to wear for a concert I was performing in. This was exactly right!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I am 5'0", and I normally wear 18, but I was 15 weeks pregnant, so I wore the 20, but I'm still saying the dress was "true to size". The dress is made for a much taller figure, so I ended up pinning the shoulders and wearing a black shrug over the dress - added bonus, I didn't have to worry about the transparent shoulders/strapless bra issue. I got a TON of compliments and felt like a rockstar!
Sarah
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
Jan 3, 2015

The dress was extremely elegant and beautiful,

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit true to size. I wore it for a wedding as a matron of honor. (We were given the option of choosing neutral metallic colors.) I was complimented so so many times! A wonderful dress.
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Body type: Straight & narrow
Jan 20, 2015

Christmas Elegance

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a work Christmas party. It runs slightly on the small side. Received several compliments throughout the night. Always a winner with Rent the Runway.
Rebecca
Age: 43
Jan 22, 2015

Felt like a million bucks

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fit me perfectly. I loved the length- thought it hit at just the right spot on my 5'4" frame. Very comfortable and a standout among all other dresses at the wedding.
Meghan
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175 lbs
Feb 6, 2015

Great dress. Runs somewhat true to size, maybe a little big.

Size worn: 14W
Rented for: Other
Great fit, wore with strapless bra. Comfortable, not form fitting, but gave great shape. Wore this to my bridal shower. Was very fun!
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