Black Serenity Sheath

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Stylist Notes

A sweetheart neckline makes this La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni sheath charming. The dress pairs well with a subtle necklace. Quick tip: this dress is designed to be stepped into, not slipped over your head.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38-48, Italian sizing

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black ponte (72% Polyamide, 28% Elastane). ¾ sleeves. Sweetheart neckline. Fitted skirt. Partially lined. 44” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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129 reviews
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(58)
Small
(3)
Size worn:
48
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
October 22, 2015
Beautiful backup dress for a chilly fall wedding!

This dress was sent to me by RTR when my chosen dress was unavailable. A bit big in the chest and belly area but the rest fit perfectly! Definitely a style I would never have chosen for myself but such a flattering fit overall!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 2, 2015
My boyfriend was speechless when he saw me!

My boyfriend is a journalist and thus pretty good at using words to describe things. However, when I came out in this dress (which I wore to dinner for our 1 year anniversary), he was absolutely speechless. The dress is nicely made and shapes you well! As mentioned prior, there isn't a need for undergarments with this beauty, but I decided to wear seamless panties anyways for my own comfort. There is a built in bra that contains things quite nicely while also giving them a good lift. The material does suck you in and hides many flaws very well without feeling too tight. There wasn't a time where I felt like I couldn't breathe or eat because of it. I would say that the dress is a little long for my taste (I'm 5'6"), but perhaps the longer length of the dress makes up for its generous show off of cleavage. In all, thus dress is pretty amazing! If I could afford it, I would probably buy it - it really does look that great! As always the RTR experience was fantastic!! They are always working to make you as happy as can be and I love that about them!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
December 28, 2015
Was sent as a back up dress

Didn't wear this although the material and style are beautiful. It was a back up dress that I didn't need. The sizing runs large. I normally wear a 2 and a 0 fit. I am not well endowed in the chest area at all and the chest was roomy.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
January 5, 2016
Great date dress that can be dressed up or down!

Dress runs very tight through chest and shoulders, the hips and length were a nice fit!

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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
February 26, 2016
Fit is so slimming!

Love the fit! I went a size down so that it would be snug and it's just perfect! Love the cut and the length. Super flattering.

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Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 135lbs
April 24, 2016
Good for work to office.

Wearing to work then weekday wedding. The bra has built in cups which makes for odd fit. Very body conscious, no room for error. A 4 swam on me and 2 is a good fit but a bit tight in arms.

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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
May 13, 2016
Did not sit right on my chest

This dress looks wonderful on many photos in reviews but it didn't fit my body right. I probably should've sized down to really get the chest fit right . The fabric was also a lot shinier than I expected. Overall well-made well structured dress but just in work for me. Also arrived with a small tear in the arm sleeve which customer service promptly took care of as usual. RTR stylists do a great job !

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Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 24, 2016
Quality, Italian luxury staple!

I wish this were a permanent member of my closet. This dress is so elegant and timeless. I received a number of compliments and felt so good in this number!

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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
August 31, 2016
Fits odd on chest

Such a pretty dress! The only issue I had with it was that I could not wear a normal bra since the bra straps would show in the front, so I had to wear a strapless bra. The cut was a little odd on the chest but still was a great dress and fit like a glove everywhere else

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Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 154lbs
October 15, 2016
Fab fit and fabric

A little too low cut for work, but I put a scarf on, which later on was removed for happy hour! Lol Fabulous fit

Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 19, 2016
Great fit. Follows the natural curves of your body. You don't need to wear a bra!

Great fit

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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 26, 2016
Great black dress

Tight fitting dress and material really sucks you in (especially in the arms). It takes a little work to get on, but once on, it's very flattering.

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Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
December 9, 2016
A Head Turner

Beautiful dress with a classic silhouette and "gasp" sleeves! This dress is forgiving for most body types. I did wear a strapless bra to avoid straps showing. I also did have to pin the top a little to prevent the inner liner from poking out. I appreciated the fabric which practically repelled lint and stray kitty fur. It was a lovely dress, great fit, and sexy neckline.

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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
December 18, 2016
Great Fit!!

I wore this dress for my work Christmas party, I was nervous about the fit cause they didn't have a back up size for me. The dress fit great, hugged all my curves. I'm not very busty, but this dress made me look busty! Very classy, perfect black dress

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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 30H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 31, 2016
LBD for All!

This is the perfect little black dress. I ended up wearing something fancier for NYE, but I will definitely rent this for my next cocktail party. It hugs in all the right places. The only thing I don't love is the built in bra. I have a very large busy (30GG) and the cup lines show. It was less of an issue without a bra, but may be more suitable for someone smaller.

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Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152lbs
January 10, 2017
Sexy with Curves

It was true to size which was fitting for my curves. It had a built in bra which pushed up my chest. No complaints lol The dress feels very smooth and soft also like a book cover with spandex. I really loveeeed this dress. Will probably rent again or something similar.

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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
January 24, 2017
This dress fit like a glove. I felt confident and sexy in it.

The dress is low cut but not so much so that you may feel overly exposed. It fits to the body so well that all of my curves were shown in just the right ways. Would definitely wear the dress again.

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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 64
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 1, 2017
Great fabric and construction!

It was a birthday date and the dress was a hit. The top of it has a shelf so if you are small on top you need not wear a bra. No shape wear needed unless you're hiding a lot, this dress is NOT for Concealing your curves.

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Size worn:
48
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 6, 2017
Perfect for my curves!!

Obsessed with this LBD!! Three people asked me if I had lost weight while wearing it, it hugged me in all the right places! So comfortable and beautiful.

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Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
February 18, 2017
Vavavoom

Fits like a glove. Has built in padding/bra so no need to wear a bra. It does ride up when you walk a lot especially if under a coat. Perfect little black dress !!!

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Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
February 22, 2017
Great service

Stretchy material and flattering! I had to wear a bra as my chest wasn't big enough to fill!

Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
February 28, 2017
Classic Dress

This dress was great! I wore it for a concert I performed in. Wish I had a party to wear it to after because I was a knock out! Only complaint was the the breast padding and neckline kept showing the under seem. It did it on the bigger size too.

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Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 4, 2017
Dress did a lot of favors for post-baby body.

I got a ton of compliments at tonight's auction. This dress is so simple and classy but it turns heads and gets lots of attention. The scuba-like fabric helped shape and mold my post baby body but it was hard to wiggle into without getting deodorant marks and makeup all over the dress. No undergarments necessary.

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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 8, 2017
Sexy dress for curvy women!

It was really intimidating at first because there's no zipper! It's like a scuba suit to get on but was comfortable and had great stretch. I wore the smaller size because the larger size had ripples in the side. It should definitely be worn as snug as possible for the best look. Only accessories needed are boobs and earrings!

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Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 11, 2017
Like a glove

Gorgeous!!! This dressed hugged my curves in all the right places! It was very comfortable and extremely flattering. I really wish I could've kept this one....I will more than likely rent it again. It was a hit at my work function, everyone loved it and said I should consider buying it. It is fairly thick material but very breathable. I had to wear the sticky bra cups because my regular bra showed with the sweetheart cut neckline. Omg I seriously can't say enough great things about this dress!!! Just rent it!

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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 64
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 19, 2017
I am 62 years old. This dress fit and flattered without making me look like I was trying too hard

The dress fit like a glove without being funny. I think it took at least 10 years off me, without making me look like I was trying to dress like a teenager. I just love it.

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Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
April 27, 2017
Waist is bunchy, chest too big and length too long

Online this dress looks great. I have an hourglass figure & I am 34DD, so I shouldn't have had the issues I did in this dress. The chest was way to large to the point it made me look flat chested, which has never been an issue for myself. The waist was bunchy and I needed it to be more fitted there in order to show my curves. I am 5'6" and this came down to mid calf- like a midi dress. Maybe if I would have sized down a size or 2 some of these issues would have taken care of themselves. I did love the sleeves.

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Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
May 9, 2017
It felt good on my body, the bust was loose, overall I loved the material

The bra area was loosely, the stretchy material was wonderful

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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 25, 2017
Best black dress ever

The material is high-quality so it covers any problem areas. The fit is so flattering. I loved everything about it. It is true--don't put on your deodorant before you pull it over your head.

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Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
June 2, 2017
Wanted to keep!

Such an awesome dress. So flattering and beautiful- classic style. I loved his dress and am sad it's not in my closet!

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Size worn:
48
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
July 3, 2017
Amazing dress

This might be the most beautiful dress I have ever worn. It so well made and accents everything wonderful and hides what's not. I wore it for a work event and "my girls" were on a little more display than usual but they looked good! If you are an hourglass shape definitely rent this dress!

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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
July 7, 2017
This is the best LBD!!

I loved everything about this dress!! Fit, material, sleeves, slimming factor... perfect LBD I need to own this!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 21, 2017
Weird

Kind of strange bathing suit fabric..... Felt (and smelled) like an old lady.....

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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
October 27, 2017
Professional but still sexy

The dress was super slimming. It has a built in bra, but I still wore one. The material was like a scuba material. I actually stepped into it because it has no zipper. Wish I could buy it! Will rent again.

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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 30, 2017
Absolutely loved this dress. Received compliments all night. Was elegant yet sexy. Comfortable.

Comfortable fit and great for curvy girls too!

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Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 30, 2017
No zipper. Odd fit.

I received this as one of my backup dresses, because the dress I wanted was no longer available. I ended up not wearing it for several reasons. A.) it doesn't have any zipper so you have to shimmy squeeze yourself into it. B.) I'm not sure what material it was made of, but it sure didn't feel expensive. The dress felt like a scuba suit. C.) there are cups sewn into the bust of the dress and if you have breasts already, they're useless. They just end up giving you weird double boob and it doesn't look nice. D.) the edges of the dress aren't hemmed. It's just cut fabric. At the end of the day I was just disappointed with it as a dress. Fortunately I had another option for my event.

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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
November 12, 2017
Sexy form-fitting dress

I wore this dress to an evening November cocktail party and wedding and I felt so comfortable in it. It is tight fitting but it hugs you in all the right places. My favorite part is the long sleeves. My husband loved the dress too.

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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 3, 2017
Elegant black dress

The fabric is very thick but very stretchy. If i would have had this in a size smaller, it probably would have been a perfect fit.

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Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 17, 2017
Amazing

Amazing dress. Fit true to size, so beautifully tailored. The material is like butter and so forgiving. I will say - because its a pull over your head style you need to be incredibly careful about getting makeup or deoderant on it. Such a classy and beautiful fit. Im 5'2 and it was a midi-length on me. Also a little lower cut and more clevage than I anticipated and im a B cup. Not sure how this would fare for larger chested women, but my friend with DD has another dress from this designer she swears by. You can wear bras with most styles (though not this one for me since it was so low) and the fabric has a lot of give.

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Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
March 2, 2018
Added a red belt and red shoes. Felt like a milion bucks

Like others said, was kind of like a wet suit when ohtting on and taking off but that was nbd

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