Be Assertive Sheath

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$1096 retail

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Stylist Notes

Attending a bridal luncheon or work event? This feminine Lela Rose sheath is all you need to look fab for the party. Simply pair with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Deep Blue Drop Earrings to complete this look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - very fitted at bust and may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - very fitted at bust and may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

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Product Details

Violet wool (69% wool, 31% nylon). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Straight skirt. Exposed back zipper. 39” from shoulder to hem. Lined (100% silk). Made in the USA.

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15 reviews
Fit
Large0
True to Size8
Small7
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 2, 2016
perfect style for work event, runs small
I wore this dress to a daytime work appointment. The style was perfect for my event but it definitely runs small - my regular size 10 was not even an option and the 12 was still tight across my chest/arms. Since it's so cold out right now in the NE I was able to wear a blazer and feel more comfortable with those areas. I would have given more stars but the fabric looked a bit worn/fuzzy and wrinkled badly after sitting for a while. I would still recommend this dress for work events (preferably standing) if you need something relatively casual and inexpensive - it's a great color and the length/neckline are perfect for work-related functions.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
December 5, 2015
Loved it! Comfortable and I felt great at my executive meeting
Fit true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 28, 2015
Great dress, comfortable.
I wore this for a dinner at my college alumni weekend, for award winners (a business-wear type of event). I wore it with a black sweater. I thought it was a great dress and comfortable. My only issues were that the zipper was VERY hard to zip and the hem seemed to be coming apart at the bottom (you can kind of see this in my photo) so that was a little annoying.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Age: 36
August 27, 2015
Gorgeous dress -- perfect for day or evening event
I wore this for photos for my website (I'm a lawyer) -- it's very fitted but the fabric is substantial enough it looked great over my lumpy bits and was comfortable all day. The length was great for a tall girl as well, right to my knees. Beautiful color and I felt like a million bucks. The texture is really nice too.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 2, 2015
The dress was perfect. It fit well and was beautifully made. I would love to rent it again.
The fit was true to size and looked fabulous
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 3, 2014
Uncomfortable and not appropriate for the occasion
This was a back-up dress sent to me because one of the sizes for my original order was unavailable. The style of the dress is nice, but the fabric is awful. It looked and felt like one of my grandmother's old couches. It is a thick woolen material, definitely not appropriate for an August wedding. Needless to say, I did not wear this one.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
June 13, 2014
Not for those well endowed in the chest! Dress didn't fit.
Not enough room in the chest and the material has no give, so no go.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 64
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 18, 2014
Pretty purple knit
This dress was suggested by my customer service rep, as my first selections didn't fit and I needed something rushed out for my event today. It's a pretty purple dress, but I think it's more appropriate for the Fall as it's a knit fabric and just didn't feel like "Spring time" to me. The fit was true to size, but my back-up was the dress that fit me better so I chose to wear that instead.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
May 2, 2014
Snug, Sophisticated
Got this dress as a replacement dress for a second size that was not available (thanks RTR for your excellent customer service). Size 4 was tight but I could still breathe and enjoy a night out with my husband. Definitely more for a straight and narrow figure. Great color.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 62
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
February 17, 2014
Great color
Fits very tight in the bust, if you are big there, go up a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 25, 2013
Pretty dress for winter time but not for me
The dress was really hard to zip up (most of my rentals have been size 10) and was completely unflattering in the stomach area. Moreover, it was a thick wool that would not have suited my occaision at all. The color is beautiful though, just wish it was a little less tight in the stomach area and less itchy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 9, 2013
showstopper
This dress was spectacular. The knit fabric was LOVELY and the color was outstanding. One of the dresses I've rented at RTR that I just hated to return, and found myself browsing the internet later to find if I could afford it retail. You won't regret renting this outstanding number. Even with the modest neckline, the fit of the dress was incredibly sexy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 163lbs
May 8, 2013
The color was stunning! I got compliments all night
The dress looked great and was super comfortable. The color is the biggest awesomeness of this dress for me. I wore it for a business mixer. The details may fray on this dress over time, so I was a little worried but it was a non-issue. I never know if I'm a 10 or a 12 pending the designer, in this case, I'm guessing the 10 would have been fine too based on the make.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
February 26, 2013
STYLIST REVIEW!
Loved this dress for any sort of work or more conservative event! It's a beautiful color and an easy fit. I didn't need to wear a bra with the dress because of the structure. Highly recommend for anytime you need to be dressed up, but casual, and look your best!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 27, 2012
Power Purple
Talk about assertive! This sheath is definitely a statement - gorgeous purple color, fitted, but with a conservative neckline and length. I felt very first-lady! Felt pretty true to size, but was a little snug in the hips - would recommend sizing up if you are bigger on bottom!
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