MSGM

Lace It Back Sheath

$140 to buy
$1,298 retail
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!

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".)

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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126 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(63)
Small
(28)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 28, 2014
Hole in sleeve, but RTR to the rescue!
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!
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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
January 27, 2015
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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)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
January 31, 2015
Amazing dress!
This dress was amazing! I received compliments all night for this dress. It's sexy yet class chic at the same time!
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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
February 3, 2015
Dress arrived on time and got lots of compliments at the 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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
February 17, 2015
Kate Middleton would approve!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 1, 2015
Loved this dress!
This dress definitely ran a little small. The 40 fit me perfectly. The back is absolutely beautiful, but the dress is still classy. The zipper was extremely difficult to zip towards the top because of the black band in the middle of the dress. The lace detail was beautiful and I would rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 8, 2015
Fit perfectly.
Wore this dress to winter formal. It wasn't the best dress for dancing in but it was comfortable. Overall, loved it and service was wonderful as usual.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
March 12, 2015
Beautiful dress for my bridal shower
I bought the dress with only having a size 8. I go back and forth between 8 and 10 so I was a little nervous if the 8 would fit. It fit PERFECTLY. I'm a size 34DDD so I was nervous about the bust part but the bust was actually almost loose on me. I ended up being able to wear a strapless bra and just having the back of my bra be lower than where the open back ended. The dark color is a beautiful wine color and makes you look thin! I loved the long sleeve lace and the length went to about my knees which I thought was modest enough for my bridal shower. My favorite of course was the back that added a little fun to the dress. If your big chested like myself I recommend trying to do the strapless bra technique like I did because we all know those nubras do not work for us
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
March 21, 2015
This dress was just stunning.
The fit was perfect and the deep purple color was stunning. Lots of compliments. Definitely get the recommended bra. The long sleeves were great for a fall wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
April 5, 2015
True to fit, made me feel sexy and classy at the same time!
I love this dress! Did not want to give it back. The back have this dress a little bit of sexiness that was perfect. Length was great for me, as I'm 5'10, came right above the knees. I would rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
February 21, 2015
So many compliments! It was perfect.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 10, 2015
Comfortable and elegant
Perfect for a chilly night out on a date, and still sexy. Fit like a glove.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 17, 2015
Great open back
I wore this to a friend's rehearsal dinner for a NYE wedding and it was so great! I loved the open back which made for a classy and sexy look! Would definitely rent again for a colder season!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
May 26, 2015
Surprisingly sexy lace!
I had avoided this dress for a long time, scared it was too dark or demure for my style. Boy, was I wrong! When I visited the Georgetown store for the first time, I got to see my first choice dress--which didn't work out at all. This dress was available, and with much doubt and skepticism, I tried it. Woo, the moment I first walked out, I got complements everywhere. This dress does fit snug, like a glove, but it can make you work what you got. The contrast between the long sleeves and the open back really makes this dress work. I knew I could wear it to a conservative garden wedding, but still have a lot of fun with my closest friends who were getting married. The one thing to watch out for, is that you've really got to plan out your bra situation! I just ended up going sans bra because I didn't have much of a choice out of town. Still works, but I probably could've found a better solution if I had the time.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
July 20, 2015
The fit was very flattered and appropriate for the formal affair I rented it for.
The dress as a whole fit great, but the black band around the middle was pretty tight. It was slightly uncomfortable but that's really my only complaint. The color is beautiful in person and I would rent it again.
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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
August 27, 2015
Beautiful fabric!!
Tight fitting but classy
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
October 6, 2015
Didn't end up wearing, my smaller size was not available.
This dress was beautiful, but the day before my event the smaller size became unavailable. The larger size that I received was far too long for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 25, 2015
Absolutely loved this dress!
Perfect dress for a fall wedding. It was comfortable, fit true to size and came to me in great condition. Loved the color and the back cutout.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 28, 2015
Gorgeous color & dress!
There is no doubt this dress isn't stunning-I got loads of compliments and people asking if I took it from Kate Middleton's closet. But, as other reviewers have said, it does fit small. I would have probably worn the 42 if it was available for the rental period. The bottom portion of the dress was great and I was actually able to dance! The tight part is the waist band that hit right on my ribs. It has no give in the fabric. The top fits well, I wore a backless bra that had no problem staying in place. You could probably not wear a bra but I was worried a flash from a camera would expose a little too much. The shoulder area was slightly tight as well-my "YMCA" at the wedding was a little sad because it was hard to raise my arms! All in all, I would love to wear the dress again , and hope I could get both sizes!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 28B
November 29, 2015
I received compliments all night!
I'm typically a 0, so I ordered the 0 and 2 (38 and 40) - I went with the 38. I was nervous when it came to renting because nothing ever fits me right, but the dress fit perfect. With that said, it is very hard to zip up once you get to the top. I considered wearing the 40 because of that, but when I put it on, I had a hard time zipping that one as well (and it was baggy on me). Once I got the dress on, it was smooth sailing! I couldn't even tell you the amount of people who complimented me on the dress. I even had husbands coming up to me saying how beautiful it was. I became known by the entire wedding as the girl who rented their dress. I had a GREAT first experience with RTR, and recommended it to all who approached me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 1, 2015
So much love for lace! Fit was perfect.
I wore this for a family wedding, and the length was perfect, it felt very comfortable and appropriate, yet the back gave the dress a little pop of fun! The 42 wasn't available for the weekend, so I ordered down and up and hoped for the best. I have an athletic build, and I couldn't zip the 40 by the seam at the waistline, but the 44 ended up working out perfectly as I had room to eat, sit, move and dance all night (it wasn't loose by any means). The color was more of a plum purple than a brown which the photos appear to be. I highly recommend this dress, the lace was absolutely gorgeous, perfect length, pretty color, and fun backless cut out. The shoes that I bought cost more than the rental! Pair it was a string of pearls.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 6, 2015
Sexy back!
I would have given this dress 5 stars if it weren't for how frustrating the zipper was! It was nearly impossible to zip because of the black strip of fabric that goes around the dress at the hips. The sleeves were also a bit short for me, but I'm lanky. Otherwise, I absolutely adored the dress and received a ton of compliments. I wore sans bra, but if you want to wear one, you'll need to plan ahead and buy cups!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 21, 2015
Great dress!
RTR did not have the 38 available for me, so they just sent the 40, but that probably worked out for the best. It seemed a bit small, it worked well but I think the 38 would've been too small. I really loved the look of the dress on me though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 3, 2016
Classy up front, party in back
I wore this dress for two different events in one weekend. The first night I dressed it up for a dinner at a high end restaurant down down, and the next dressed down with booties and thigh highs for a dear friends bridal shower. This is a nice versatile dress that will make people take a second look with the show stopping back.
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Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
March 14, 2016
Beautiful color!
Beautiful dress. I wore it to a winter wedding and got many compliments. It runs true to size. Very fitted though. I thought it would be long on me since I am short but it was a nice length above the knee.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
May 12, 2015
Absolutely stunning dress! Love the fit and the lace
This dress was by far the best choice. It was a beautiful deep red color, similar to a Merlot, that for great! I highly recommend it, especially if you love lace!
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Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
November 3, 2015
Dress is beautiful and fit like a glove!
This dress was amazing and fit like a glove. I'm 5'7 and it fit right above my knee. I usually wear a size 4 in pants and a 2 in dresses. I not have to wear a bra. The color of the dress is not as burnt maroon as in the pictures online, but more of a purple maroon. It is a beautiful dress and open back gives it an extra wow statement. Everyone kept asking me where I purchased it, I let them in on rent the runway !!
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Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 19, 2016
The dress was beautiful and I got so many compliments!
The fit was amazing! Though I think the dresses were in the wrong bags, I tried them on and the 4 was right for me. The length was perfect and was a beautiful color. Dancing was a bit tough with not being able to move my arms that well but overall a great and beautiful dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 24, 2016
It was a beautiful color for a fall wedding
It fit true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
November 8, 2016
Bachelorette Party Glam!
Dress is a bit snug with no give but very sexxxy! Got compliments all night. My only complaint is the black belt-like material around waist is somewhat uncomfortable as it digs into your skin. I would rent this for a dinner, without much movement (definitely not meant for a night of dancing).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
December 10, 2016
Sassy and classy for work holiday party
Loved this dress! The length and the sleeves balanced out the open back making this perfect for a work holiday party. Dress fit like a glove and was a bit difficult to zip, but once I was in I loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 17, 2017
Great fit
Appropriate length, color, style for a cocktail work event with the open back for a hint of sexiness. Fit was excellent and dress stayed put over stockings so I wasn't pulling it down the whole night. Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 10, 2014
Perfect mixture of elegant and sexy! A must have
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
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
December 15, 2014
Beautiful, classy and comfortable, but didn't fit as I had hoped
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!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
September 25, 2015
Classy & sexy
This dress is classy but still sexy. The open back is very attractive. I wore a backless strapless bra with it and had no problems. I received several compliments & while I stopped in a swanky little boutique, the owner complimented it & said she could tell the lace was expensive. So it definitely shows as good quality. The only difficulty I had was with the zipper, it stuck & I almost couldn't wear it, but thankfully I managed to get it zipped up just in time. I felt that the fit was a little big but I was probably in between sizes because the smaller would have been too fitted for the event I was attending. Overall it's a very nice, eye-catching dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 21, 2013
Great fall color with a fun back.
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 16, 2013
Didn't live up to my expectations
I was expecting to be blow away by this dress, but sadly I was not. The fit runs very small - I normally wear a 0 and I barely could fit into the 38 - it was very tight. Even when I took it out of the bag I took one look at it and thought it could fit a teenager! The color is a deep wine - very pretty. Also, know that this dress has absolutely no stretch. I wasn't able to wear this dress and I was expecting more of it considering the rental price.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 20, 2014
Beautiful Dress! Runs Small!
I really loved this dress but I wish I gotten a size larger as my backup instead of smaller size!! It probably would've been better if there was some give/ elastic in the waist but there really wasn't. I'm really tall and the length of the dress and the sleeves was perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 16, 2014
Worked great for a work-related formal gala!
This dress was perfect for what I needed it for (a formal, but conservative gala). I feel as though it runs on the smaller size.. I could have warn the 38 or 40 but opted for the 40 as it was a little more comfortable. Zipper is a little tricky, as it gets stuck, but I was able to make it work. Overall the dress is well made, has beautiful detail and is very flattering.
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 26, 2014
Beautiful dress for a wedding! Very elegant, yet sexy with the open back.
This was my first time wearing an adhesive bra and it worked out great! The dress was very comfortable to wear. Perfect for a wedding. The only downfall...the fabric does not stretch, which makes dancing a bit difficult. Would definitely wear this dress again!
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