MSGM

Lace It Back Sheath

$30 rental
$1298 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Sexy meets elegant in this open back lace sheath by MSGM. A perfect dinner party choice that will get you compliment after compliment! Get that extra sparkle with RJ Graziano’s Cleopatra Collar Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, 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 backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Burgundy Lace (61% Cotton, 32% Viscose, 7% Polyamide). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt. Open back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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61 reviews

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Small 13
True to Size 40
Large 2
Photos 43
ozzie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 21, 2013

Great fall color with a fun back.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this for a wedding in October. It was perfect for the time of year. The lace was also elegant and the open back added a note of sexiness to the dress without being over the top. You cannot wear a bra with the dress because of the open back but I found it really comfortable and did not have any issues. I added Alexis Bittar jewelry which was the perfect touch!
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 2, 2013

Classy

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is gorgeous! I wore this for a wedding in October and it was perfect. Love the opening in the back. The lace is such a nice quality and with the black fabric under the plum it makes for a nice dimension. Also the length was perfect for a catholic wedding, I rented a dress originally that was too short and they overnighted me this one. Awesome customer service at RTR, I recommend them to everyone. Love!
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 10, 2014

I felt so elegant and classy, I didn't want to take it off!

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am usually a size 6 but I ordered the 44 and 46, just to be on the safe side, and found that the 44 fit like a glove! I love the cut out on the back and the color is stunning. I'm 6 feet tall so I was concerned the dress and sleeves would be too short but that was not the case at all. The hemline fell a couple inches above my knees and the sleeves were a perfect length. Tall girls rejoice! I got countless compliments and felt so beautiful wearing it that I was sad to see it go in the UPS envelope.
Lourdes
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Feb 3, 2014

Perfect for my cocktail event!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress looked beautiful! The sleeves have no stretch in them so that would be the only down side. Fit like a glove and I was complimented all night
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 19, 2014

Perfect dress for a wedding reception

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this dress for a wedding reception for my husband's boss's son. Wanted to be conservative so the long sleeves were perfect. It was also 25 degrees outside so I paired it with black tights and heels. The dress runs true to size, but I recommend sizing up for your backup. There is no wiggle room or give to this dress so if you are in between sizes, definitely size up. The plum color lace over the black sheath is really elegant. The only complaint would be the zipper. There is a black belt that is attached to the dress and the zipper was extremely difficult to zip over the seam of the belt in the back. My husband had to use both hands and tug very hard to get it up. Other than that, it was the perfect dress for the occasion.
Devan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 2, 2014

Classy and sexy

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was great, I was worried the waist would be baggy but it was fitted without being too tight. Didn't wear a bra and had no issues seeing through the dress. Got so many compliments, was perfect for a winter wedding.
Morgan
Age: 18
Mar 3, 2014

Loved the dress!! It fit beautifully and it was in great condition. Definitely would order again:)

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The only problem was that the zipper was stuck and I was forced to pin it for the whole night.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

The back is gorgeous and I received a lot of compliments!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Like other reviews, the zipper was hard to zip over the black belt piece, but otherwise it fit really well. It is heavy so I would definitely rent it to wear during a colder season. It is a little long; it hit me right at the knees so it was a little hard to go up steps since it is slightly tighter fitting.
Bernardine
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122 lbs
Apr 11, 2014

I was going to the opera to celebrate my 60th birthday and wanted something special.

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I did not realize I could have ordered two sizes, but using the details from other women it fit perfectly. You do need to buy the bra they recommend as the dress is a little too thin to go bra less. The dress is very fitted yet extremely comfortable. I might have worn the next size had I thought to order two. During one of the intermissions a woman did come over and asked me where I got my dress!!!! I happily shared the information. Lincoln Center, my family, and my dress made my night magical.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Apr 15, 2014

So many comments on my dress & necklace!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I suggest you wear a strapless bra, with a very low back strap. Or you need a backless bra. I have muscular shoulders, so that was only place where it felt tighter, but that is a typical issue for me. Overall I was so pleased with my rental, and planning to use this 5 more times this year, possibly more! I signed up for PRO, best way to go!
RTR Customer
Jun 2, 2014

Received many compliments on the dress. Good quality materials and made very well. Felt comfortable.

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fit well once I got it zipped. The zipper is a bit tricky. Limited arm movement but does make you look slim.
amanda
Age: 27
Jun 10, 2014

Perfect mixture of elegant and sexy! A must have

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress gets an A+!! It runs a bit large so if you are between sizes go with the smaller one. Also the lining is a bit long but overall is a great dress
Leah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 27, 2014

A wonderful dress for a fantastic send off.

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I decided to wear the 42 simply because it was backless and I needed it to be a little tighter in the front. The sleeves have no give which was a little tricky when it came to moving my arms but overall it was a great dress. I was complimented all night.
Ashley
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

Perfect for a Fall/Spring wedding!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a wedding where I was meeting my boyfriend's extended family for the first time. The front is conservative and the length is just above the knee but the open back made it appropriately sexy and fun for a 24 year old. The dress fit my small natural waist very well. The bottom of the skirt fits like a very fitted pencil skirt. Definitely needed Spanx and I wore an adhesive bra because of the back. Cons: - I couldn't raise my arms up very high when dancing - zipper gets stuck on the belt. Boyfriend broke a sweat trying to get it zipped all the way!
mayaf
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

Loved this dress

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Gorgeous dress for a fall wedding. Comfortable and sleek - would recommend!
Jay
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112 lbs
Oct 3, 2014

Beautiful, wine colored dress, with fun back cutout

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I usually wear between a 0 and 2, the 0 fit a little better for me, and provided some more body contouring. The dress fit really well, and the sleeves helped keep me a little warmer even into the night (good for fall). I wore a stick-on strapless bra, which was a little annoying cause I like to dance, and that kept feeling like it was falling, but it had nothing to do with the dress, so as long as you have a good backless bra, you'll be good. Also, the lace hides all underwear lines, so you don't have to worry about getting special underwear for that.
Michelle
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

So many compliments while wearing this dress. It's absolutely stunning.

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It felt like it ran small since I expected to wear the 42 but ended up wearing the 44. I'm also very unfamiliar with this type of sizing. The biggest con is that you cannot wear a traditional bra with it, so if you're uncomfortable braless or wearing a silicon bra you may want to avoid this dress. Other than that, it's a sexy, but still tasteful, dress.
Christy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 24, 2014

I loved this dress!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was perfect. I'm taller, and it hit at just the right spot. I felt great in it, and it was easy to dance in, and comfortable to wear. I would definitely recommend this dress. I received so many compliments on it too!
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 9, 2014

Great Dress!!! Perfect wine/ rich purple color

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress twice. I love it so much. I wore it to my intended event and out to dinner. The back is super sexy. Love it. Wish I could have kept the dress.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 12, 2014

Wore this to volunteer at a wine pairing dinner gala. I got compliments all night!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
There was extra fabric in the shoulders that stuck up and the lining was longer at the bottom and stuck out. But other than that it was the perfect dress for the occasion.
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122 lbs
Nov 13, 2014

A perfect fit!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit like a glove -- though, very form-fitting. I struggled with the zipper for a while (it wasn't the size -- there is something wrong with the zipper), but once on it was great! I wore the dress to a cousin's October wedding, which was black-tie optional. I felt like I fit right in and received many compliments throughout the night. Paired with a simple one-pearl necklace and black pumps, this dress was a winner.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

Great color and style, fit a little off

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress looked great. You can't wear a bra with it however and it offered zero support. Also the top along the back neckline was little loose even though the rest of the dress fit well.
brianne
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Dec 15, 2014

Beautiful, classy and comfortable, but didn't fit as I had hoped

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress however I was in between sizes. Usually the smallest size available is what fits me but the 0 (or 38) was way too tight and the 2 (40) fit a little large/long. I was hoping for a shorter not knee length which the 0 provided but the 2 was large in the chest area (maybe because I don't have anything to fill it!) I did use a a stick on-claspable bra that helped, but it wasn't enough. Also, this dress has to go over your head so if you are getting your hair done, keep that in mind. No problem for me, but I didn't recall anyone else mentioning that. I paired the dress with the suggested Nicole Miller earrings and it was the perfect amount of sparkle as i didn't want to wear a necklace. I loved the experience of renting and will definitely do it again! Always get the two sizes if you can!!
Kelly
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 17, 2014

Wore this lacy dress to a friend's wedding.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Gorgeous dress! Classy, but also has a cut out back.
Emily
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 22, 2014

Beautiful and feminine but hard to get on

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for a winter wedding. The lace and transparent lace sleeves are what make the dress so feminine and beautiful. It also fits very well once on and hugs your body in all the right places. The only thing I will say is that it is a very awkward dress to get on. There is a zipper under the open back part of the dress but there should also be one on the top of the dress. It is impossible to put your head through this thing without getting makeup on the collar. The sleeves of the dress are very delicate as well so it took me a while to very carefully get my arms in the sleeves. The problem was not that the dress was too tight, the fit was perfect...in fact the size 40 was a little big in the arms once I got in the dress. It runs small as well because I usually wear a 38 in Italian sizes and was surprised to find the 38 a bit snug when I sat down. I opted for the 40 and you couldn't really tell a difference in fit other than the waist being less snug and the dress was bigger in the shoulders/arms.
Brittany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 28, 2014

Hole in sleeve, but RTR to the rescue!

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is amazing. The detail is gorgeous. I ordered the 38, and it fit great. I ended up not being able to wear the dress to the wedding because there was a hole in the sleeve of the dress I was sent, and I was very disappointed. I called Rent the Runway, and they overnighted me a new style. Great customer service!
Heather
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jan 7, 2015

Beautiful & Sophisticated. Wore on 1/3/15 to Winter Wedding.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am short so this dress fell to about my knee and it was a slim/tight fit. I loved the way it felt and looked and the open back was a great touch. The only thing I would say is the open back sometimes made it hard to move my arms. Other than that this dress was a '10' in my book for winter weddings.
Sasha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 12, 2015

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Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wish this dress had fit, it was beautiful but too small. Unfortunately they didn't have a larger backup size so I decided to gamble and try it anyway. There is no stretch and the dress is in Italian sizing so I would recommend sizing up.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 13, 2015

Elegant and Tasteful

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was sort of in-between sizes and had RTR overnight me the 40. The 42 had a little extra fabric in the lower back area, however the 40 was damaged upon arrival so went with the 42 anyway. As long as I kept it pulled down throughout the night it fit great. The open back keeps it interesting without being too flashy, and I loved the color and the sleeves. Tall girls rejoice!! I'm 5'9 and it hit just above my knee. Perfect for my work function. Would totally rent again!
B
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 21, 2015

I wore this dress to a winter wedding and it was perfect!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit really well. I got many compliments throughout the night. I loved the open back, and the lace sleeves made it perfect for a winter wedding.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Jan 22, 2015

Obsessed with this dress

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is amazing - fit pretty true to size, if anything a bit tight. I seriously did not want to take this off or return it. Comfortable for a long evening out, and was just the right amount of classy and sexy. Seriously a winner!
Rachel
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Jan 27, 2015

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Size worn: 42
Rented for: Wedding
I got so many positive comments about this dress! The 4 was slightly big but the 2 was very tight on me. I loved the back of the dress! ( all of us in the picture rented the dresses from RTR)
Tifahj
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 31, 2015

Amazing dress!

Size worn: 46
Rented for: Party
This dress was amazing! I received compliments all night for this dress. It's sexy yet class chic at the same time!
AQR
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Feb 1, 2015

Would definitely rent again

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Overall, the dress was very comfortable and was long enough even though I am fairly tall. The cutout in the back was a nice touch to make the dress a little more special. I originally rented this dress for NYE, but due to a change in plans ended up wearing this for a date night.
RTR Customer
Feb 3, 2015

Dress arrived on time and got lots of compliments at the wedding!

Size worn: 44
Rented for: Wedding
Fit true to size based on other reviews I had read. Zipper was hard to get up sometimes but not impossible. Wore a bra that adhered on the side so that nothing showed in back. Dress is a stiffer material but was still able to dance the night away.
BAB
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 8, 2015

Perfect fall/ winter party dress!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is absolutely gorgeous. I wore it for my engagement party, and it fit like a glove. The dress is quite fitted, with no stretch. So I recommend order up a size for you backup. You won't regret ordering this stunner!
Junnie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 17, 2015

Kate Middleton would approve!

Size worn: 42
Rented for: Date
This is a classic, simple dress with a complimentary silhouette for every figure. The deep plum/garnet color is rich but not over the top. The fit and style reminds me of what Kate Middleton would wear - something fit for a public appearance and not too revealing. It's "covered up sexy" because of the intricate lace sleeves and peekaboo back. I wore it for Valentine's Day for dinner with my husband and some close friends at a recognized Chicago restaurant. Loved this dress!
Alyssa
Age: 26
Feb 21, 2015

So many compliments! It was perfect.

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am normally a 4 and so happy I ordered the 4 and 6. I ended up wearing the 6 because the 4 was too tight.
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 22, 2015

Fit like a glove and was super comfy!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am a pretty consistent size 2 and the 42 fit perfectly. I wore this to a February wedding in Texas which could have been freezing but ended up being 78 degrees.....this dress would have worked great for either. I loved the open back and had a great time wearing it. The color is so rich and gorgeous!
jacqueline
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

so many compliments!

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
i loved the dress, it fit perfectly. It is very appropriate for a family outing but the open back and lace still was sexy for valentines day.
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