Midnight Hour Sheath

$30 rental
$1395 retail

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Stylist Notes

Cocktail classic - with a flare! This dress by Lela Rose is a great way to get chic for the party in a look everyone will remember!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black and Navy Jacquard (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Pencil skirt with side draping and ruched detail at waist. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye detail. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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36 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(23)
Small
(5)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 18, 2016
Lots of compliments
This dress was very comfortable and I would rent it again.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 147lbs
May 3, 2016
nice dress
although I am an 8 the 10 fit perfectly. The hem has some problems and did not hang correctly I had to use a few straight pins to get it to lay flat.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 16, 2016
This dress won accolades for ELEGANCE and STYLE
I wore this gorgeous dress for my son's Bar Mitzvah service. I initially planned to wear it for the evening reception, but decided I wanted more of a party dress because it was a nightclub event. This dress totally hit the mark for the morning -- elegant, conservative enough, but with style and flair. Wow. The colors, the fabric (the lining is INCREDIBLY SOFT!), the FIT! The amazing fit! Only thing is I wish I could have hemmed it. I am only 5'3" and could have used a 2" hem to get it just above my knee.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
February 10, 2016
Beautiful
Well made, very pretty dress. Received many complements. Only downside was the hem that refused to cooperate. In hindsight, seems like others have had the same issue (not same dress as size was different). I tried pinning it on the inside, but it didn't help. It may seem a small detail, but I was going to be on a platform giving a short speech (eek) and it made me a little self conscience.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
January 5, 2016
Loved my first RTR experience, with this dress!
I'm tall and thin, so I wasn't sure if this size would fit (there were no backup sizes available), but it fit perfectly! It was a bit loose around my hips/low waist, but the cut of the fabric, with the gathering on the side made it look natural. The air holes were perfect for my athletic shoulders/arms, and the neckline was flattering on my wide shoulders. Having long legs (36" inseam) I worry about dresses being too short, but the length was great for a classy party, falling a few inches above my knees. My particular dress seemed to be ironed wrong, or something wasn't quite lined up on the bottom hem, but it wasn't something that anyone but me would have noticed!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 17, 2015
Fabulous dress, but my size wasn't available.
The smaller size looked good, but it wasn't the perfect fit so I couldn't wear it. I will definitely try to find this dress again for a future event.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
December 16, 2015
Beautiful Dress!
Was really long on me. Fell below the knee
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
December 10, 2015
Perfect Silhouette
I loved the shape of this dress. The gathering in the front allowed me to sit without getting the dress wrinkled, I even wore it to work the entire day and then to the event after. I got so many compliments, felt very comfortable and found the dress to be beautiful! The blue and black was an interesting twist while still subtle. The side skirt added curves in the right places, giving the waist a slimmer look. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 29, 2015
So many compliments on this dress. I wore it to my engagement luncheon. My fiancé loved it.
It is true to size. I wear a size 6 and it fit truly like a six. I would have also been okay with an 8 and would have still fit stunning. The zip is a little hard to zip so, you will need some help getting it zipped.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
September 13, 2015
Not your typical little black dress
The dress was beautiful. The blend of colors and the fun tail gave the dress a very unique look. The fabric has no give so make sure you order your size.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
September 6, 2015
Gorgeous dress for a dressy but not formal event. Great detailing.
It fits like any sheath. However the hem is out of whack which takes away from the little hip feather effect. Many compliments on it being low key but unique because of the details.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
August 25, 2015
Beautiful, comfortable dress
This dress was true to size and fit great. I loved the style and look and got many compliments. The only thing I wish I'd known is that the material is pretty thick. I rented it for a very formal outdoor summer wedding, and it would have been more fitting for a winter affair. Overall though, great dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 18, 2015
Did not wear. Fabric too thick for an outside wedding
Fit is unusually loose in the hip and waist area. I'm a curvy girl and that usually doesn't happen. Fabric is thick and double layered. Not for an outside wedding. Too hot.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 195lbs
May 26, 2015
Beautiful looking dress but did not fit
This dress had the perfect balance of cute, trendy, conservative, and stylish (for me). It had some flair that made it more than just a sheath dress - I was excited to try it on. Unfortunately it didn't work out, did not zip up -- i think it runs small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 17, 2015
Very appropriate dress
The black and navy makes it not boring, but the cut is classic. It fits in anywhere? I kept sitting on the side detail, but it wasn't a big deal. It was comfy and I felt good all night.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 173lbs
May 1, 2015
So gorgeous!
I would rent this dress over and over again. Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 7, 2015
Beautiful dress, comfortable and great colors!
This dress worked great for a formal work party at the art museum. It was nice because I could wear a regular bra with it. I am still unsure of my size after having a baby (normally I'm a 4) I guessed and went with an 8 and I think it ran true to size, was a little bit roomy. The dress was very comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 27, 2015
Very flattering dress!
I wore this to a formal, winter wedding. The dress has a bit of stretch and accentuates in all the right places! Loved wearing this dress!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 24, 2015
Love this dress!
The feel of the material is awesome. It runs small at the top but the bottom runs more true to size. I would have sized up knowing what I know now.
RTR CustomerJuly 12, 2016
You are my exact measurements. Thank you so much! Your photo and review really helped me out!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
February 11, 2015
Didn't wear this dress but....
It was gorgeous! The photos don't do it justice. The stylist sent this to me after my original dress was damaged. It wasn't appropriate for the event I was attending, so I didnt wear it. However, it fit like a glove and would definitely be appropriate for a cocktail party or work event. It was chic, but not stuffy. It was fitted, maybe runs a tiny bit small, but looked great. The only con was the side zipper...which...was sticky from the dry cleaning and hard to get up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 23, 2015
Didn't end up wearing it but...
It was perfect. I was going between 2 dresses for NYE and although I LOVED this dress, the other one worked better for NYE. I'm normally a size 10 but I got the size 8 based on other reviews and it definitely fit PERFECTLY. The dress is very elegant. The flyaway piece wasn't too out there, it lay pretty flat on the body but it gave the dress something extra, without adding any bulk to the hip area. I will be renting this again if I can find another event to wear it to!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
December 23, 2014
LOVED IT!!
I got so many compliment’s for this dress. It was perfect for a fall wedding and I was super comfortable in it. I almost didn't send it back :(
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 11, 2014
Fabulous fit, everyone loved it, super comfortable and great if you need to wear a bra.
Perfect for hiding brad straps, nice fit, length a tad long, but I am 5'4". otherwise very happy
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 4, 2014
Modern and chic
I loved the blue an black combo, a nice change from the typical LBD, and I liked the festive side accent and slit. I added a shrug of my own and black strappy heels. Note that you may want to wear a strapless bra or bustier as straps won't be well covered. A little generous on me in the shoulder, but nothing major.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
November 2, 2014
Loved this dress. Super comfy and glam.
Was a little baggy in the waist.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 24, 2014
I did not want to return it!
This dress fits like a glove but not in an uncomfortable way. I appreciated the area in the midsection that bunched to the side. I could eat and drink all night and not have to worry about it showing. Someone could wear this first trimester if they wanted to. My husband did not want me to return the dress. I have no complaints in fact I might rent the same dress again.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 22, 2014
Unique but still timeless!
I really loved this dress. I rented it to attend a wedding and it was perfect for the occasion. The colors and silhouette make it timeless and the print and side ruffled "fin/tail" made it unique. The only con was that it has NO stretch so to get it to fit my bust it was a bit loose in the waist. I fixed that by slightly gathering the fabric where the ruffle meets the dress (since its gathered there anyway) and pinning it tighter with a broach. After I did that it was PERFECT. Very high quality fabric and construction. I would rent this again!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
September 2, 2014
Great for more formal wedding. Flattering for more curvy figures.
Loved the fun detail with the "wing" on one side. Snug, figure hugging fit but forgiving enough for girls with hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 2, 2014
Pretty dress, but, the cut and fit were disappointing
The armholes on this dress are very low...and, I am a bit self conscious about some wiggly-ness under my arms so this dress was not the best choice for me. But, I made it work by addind little sleeves connected to my bra-straps underneath and it made me feel better. Also, the zipper on this dress is CRAP. The manufacturer should have paid the extra 25 cents to put in a metal zipper. If the dress is even a bit snug, you will need to fight with it. I made it work and the dress is pretty and felt very nicely dressed for my friend's wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 30, 2014
this dress is beautiful.
I rented this dress as a backup when I needed to replace a size of the dress I had ordered. This dress is special and unique, and I loved it. I wound up wearing something else, but only because this dress was a little heavy, and I was attending a summer wedding. I'll definitely be renting it in the fall!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 21, 2014
Great dress, worked great for the black tie optional gala for designers.
I went to the Henry Bendel store to try on dresses and this one was my favorite. I tired on size 10 in the store and it was too big. The lady that assisted me with the dresses said that 8 should fit just fine, as they were out of the size 6 when ordering the dress online. But it turned out that the 8 was still too big all over. I had it hemmed which helped a bit. I would rent this again but with a smaller size. PRO: Very responsive on the initial inquiry to set up an appointment at the Henry Bendel store. Order your dress in the store. Offered free complementary hemming. Dress arrived a day early. CON: The 800 number on the invoice was impossible to connect. Overnight shipping for another size is useless when there is always a busy signal. Not enough time to get a back up dress from RTW when your dress doesn't fit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 10, 2014
Awesome dress didn't get to wear due to UPS delivering to the wrong house.
Awesome fit
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 6, 2014
That I had to wear a different dress
The fabric of this dress is a bit heavy and bulky, so it dwarfed my petite frame, and looked quite wide in the waist (I have a small waist). Also, the dress arrived very wrinkled, and the wrinkles wouldn't come out with steam. It is not nearly as fitted as it seems on the model. I couldn't wear it so I sent it back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
January 11, 2014
had a great experience at the RTR boutique at Henri Bendel, my Go To Girl was really helpful and fun
Dress fit nicely, got a lot of compliments on it at the party i went to. Great for my winter holiday party, fabric weight felt nice and the dress was nicely lined. One note though, I received this dress and the wing (if that's what you call the extra piece of fabric) was pretty wrinkled and I should have pressed it or steamed it to get rid of them, and I think that would have made a big difference in the way it hung on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 6, 2013
Stylist Review
I loved how classic and elegant I felt in this dress! If you are fuller busted this may not be the best option as it works best for A to C cup sizes. I would recommend going up a size for back up as the fabric has no stretch. This dress would look great with textured tights and black pumps, perfect for any holiday party!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 2, 2013
Easy to wear
This dress was just "ok", especially for the price. The subtle details that I thought would make this dress fun, were too subtle for effect. The gather at the side laid very flat, and the color variations in the fabric were too similar to even show up in the lighting of a formal event. It is also very long. On the positive size, it was very easy to wear . The fabric and construction were beautiful. I am very busty and that was not a problem. I loved that it was navy and not black. I thought it was age appropriate. I actually think it would make a great bridesmaid dress.

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