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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40 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size22
Small10
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 47
August 12, 2016
Wore this dress for my cousin's wedding.
I originally wanted a size 18W (my size), but it was unavailable in time for my event, so I was shipped a size 16W And 20W. The 16W wouldn't zip, but the 20W did, but a little big. The pros is that it is a beautiful dress, the cons is that it doesn't really fit to your shape (come in on the sides), so you'll have to wear a belt to define where your boobs end and your tummy begins. You MUST WEAR SLIMMING GARMENTS UNDERNEATH or your rolls WILL show (not cute)!!! This is very flattering for larger women and you'll get many compliments.
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
April 21, 2016
RTR was great! The process was easy and the number of options was amazing. I would do it again!!
I normally wear a 16 and ended up going with an 18 in this dress. I have larger thighs and the 16 was just a bit too tight to be comfortable, however it fit the rest of my body great. The 18 was great for my legs and a little bit big of my bust but not noticeably so. Long enough to be classy but short enough to be sassy.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Weight: 185lbs
April 15, 2016
Cute Wedding Dress
It fit a little big in the top, but certainly nothing unmanageable. The fabric is a little itchy on the underside of arms.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 218lbs
March 12, 2016
Great dress for Christmas Eve!
I wore this to church and our family party for Christmas Eve with black tights and black booties. It worked well! Very high quality fabric.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
February 12, 2016
This dress fit like a glove...minus having to hike it up to drive and walk up stairs.
Totally fun to wear, I got lots of compliments.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
December 26, 2015
Loved the gold color of the dress.
This was really elegant and great for a winter wedding. I am on the bustier side and so I ordered up, and am glad I did! I ended up wearing the larger size, which was then a little too big, but I am not a fan of clingy tops on me, so I was fine with it.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Age: 27
December 14, 2015
Gorgeous for my work holiday party. Fit perfectly with a gold theme.
I don't usually wear plus sizes but wanted something that was gold. This dress was gorgeous and I received compliments all night. It fit very well although the top was a little roomy for me. The sheer material around the arms was chafing and got a little uncomfortable, but nothing I couldn't deal with. Also, the hem around the bottom was a little constricting while trying to dance, but these are small complaints! Overall I am very happy with this dress and wish it was something I could buy outright! 100% recommended
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
December 7, 2015
I liked that is was shiny
14 was really tight and 16 a little loose and it bunched with a belt.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
October 8, 2015
I've work several dresses in this designer and always fit a 16W but this was too tight.
It is a beautiful dress though! Will rent again in a bigger size (wasn't available that day!).
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
July 23, 2015
My Maid of Honor dress received rave reviews! The material was good quality. The style was unique.
The fit of the dress was perfect. I am very curvy, with an hourglass shape so I don't usually wear non-A-line dresses. However, I read the reviews and felt secure that everything would be in place with my Double D chest if I went 1 size up. I paired it with a gold shawl and a metallic colored pencil belt to give my waist definition.
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 35
Body type: Full Bust
May 4, 2015
Really pretty dress - very flattering,
Really pretty dress - very flattering,
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
April 26, 2015
Perfect bridal shower dress!
Fit was true to size, but the fabric has very little give so if you're between two sizes the larger may be more comfortable. I got so many compliments from my shower guests on how beautiful the dress was.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 250lbs
April 3, 2015
Being involved as a bridesmaid in a wedding.
I normally wear a size 18, and, while I was able to wear it, it was too tight on my middle and the shoulders were a little scratchy. The color is amazing and the dress itself is beautiful, but didn't work great for my body. I'd wish I'd ordered a back-up size UP instead of down. Oh well!
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
March 17, 2015
This dress photographs well and looks amazing.
Dress was made for my body type, hugged my curves well. Shoulder portion was a tad itchy
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
February 6, 2015
Great dress. Runs somewhat true to size, maybe a little big.
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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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 45
January 22, 2015
Felt like a million bucks
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Body type: Pear
January 20, 2015
Christmas Elegance
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.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
January 3, 2015
The dress was extremely elegant and beautiful,
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.
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210lbs
December 13, 2014
I needed something showy/sparkly to wear for a concert I was performing in. This was exactly right!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
December 13, 2014
Pretty, but wore my 1st choice
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
November 17, 2014
Feeling Fabulous!
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!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
November 3, 2014
So pleased with the dress- just what I needed to feel glamorous but not overdressed.
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
November 3, 2014
Beautiful Dress! A tad bulky
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
October 31, 2014
Material is beautiful
Beautiful dress, runs small in the hips
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
September 30, 2014
It was a beautiful DC reception!
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.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
September 11, 2014
Beautiful dress. Gorgeous dress. Tons of compliments.
Runs on the small side
Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Apple
Weight: 218lbs
September 3, 2014
Too Small
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
August 29, 2014
The excellent customer service!
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.
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
August 11, 2014
Everyone complemented me on my dress.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
July 25, 2014
It was my birthday and I felt sexy and beautiful in this dress.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 21, 2014
Gold Shimmer
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
July 11, 2014
Ended up not wearing - weird proportions
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
June 30, 2014
Rehearsal Dinner Dress
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
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Apple
June 26, 2014
The dress is absolutely breath taking.
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 :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
June 15, 2014
Great dress for my rehearsal dinner!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
June 13, 2014
Lovee
Rented for my bridal shower and was not disappointed :-)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 183lbs
May 31, 2014
The dress is absolutely beautiful. I posted a close up to view the fabric it's more gold than cream.
I did not wear the dress...it seemed too dressy for my occasion however I would rent again for a holiday or upscale party
SarahSeptember 12, 2014
Oh thank you for this photo! I'm looking for something more gold toned and this picture really shows that!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
May 14, 2014
This dress is a show stopper!
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.
RentingGirlJune 13, 2014
Beautiful! Was it more gold than cream?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
May 11, 2014
Runs small!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 212lbs
April 29, 2014
Everyone telling how great I looked. That made my night
The fit was PERFECT. I looked Stunning. I felt as though I was walking the runway on the Red Carpet.
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