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Lela Rose

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! Complete your ensemble with Ben-Amun’s Coupled Pearls Bracelet.

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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24 reviews

Fit
Small 4
True to Size 15
Large 4
Photos 10
Beth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 2, 2013

Easy to wear

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Toni
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 6, 2013

Stylist Review

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
susan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 11, 2014

had a great experience at the RTR boutique at Henri Bendel, my Go To Girl was really helpful and fun

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
SK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
May 6, 2014

That I had to wear a different dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
May 10, 2014

Awesome dress didn't get to wear due to UPS delivering to the wrong house.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Awesome fit
Ellie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
May 21, 2014

Great dress, worked great for the black tie optional gala for designers.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
ebb
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 30, 2014

this dress is beautiful.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 2, 2014

Pretty dress, but, the cut and fit were disappointing

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Kristen
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Sep 2, 2014

Great for more formal wedding. Flattering for more curvy figures.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the fun detail with the "wing" on one side. Snug, figure hugging fit but forgiving enough for girls with hips.
Paige
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

Unique but still timeless!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Stephanie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 24, 2014

I did not want to return it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Nov 2, 2014

Loved this dress. Super comfy and glam.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Was a little baggy in the waist.
Susan
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 4, 2014

Modern and chic

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Donna
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 11, 2014

Fabulous fit, everyone loved it, super comfortable and great if you need to wear a bra.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Perfect for hiding brad straps, nice fit, length a tad long, but I am 5'4". otherwise very happy
Maya
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Dec 23, 2014

LOVED IT!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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 :(
T
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 23, 2015

Didn't end up wearing it but...

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
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!
Katy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 11, 2015

Didn't wear this dress but....

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Trecia
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Feb 24, 2015

Love this dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
Lara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Feb 27, 2015

Very flattering dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Jamie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 7, 2015

Beautiful dress, comfortable and great colors!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Naomi
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 173 lbs
May 1, 2015

So gorgeous!

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Party
I would rent this dress over and over again. Loved it!
Ellie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
May 17, 2015

Very appropriate dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
gatrjeny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 195 lbs
May 26, 2015

Beautiful looking dress but did not fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 18, 2015

Did not wear. Fabric too thick for an outside wedding

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: 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.
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