Baroness Sheath

$115 rental
$2475 retail

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Stylist Notes

Get opulent elegance for the cocktail party in this sheath by Pamella Roland. Beautiful brocade detailing will have you feeling like royalty! Go for a monochrome look with Alexis Bittar’s Lucite Talon Drops.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women may want to size up
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women may want to size up
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Gold embroidered ivory brocade (75% Wool, 11% Polyester, 9% Silk, 5% Polyamide). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 41.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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26 reviews
Fit
Large4
True to Size14
Small5
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 4, 2016
Wonderful evening.
Because of the stitching and front pattern, my stomach looked puffed out in pictures. Try to have nothing in your belly wearing this beautiful dress. I did have a guest tell me they loved it and they could tell it was 100% designer.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 56
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
June 2, 2016
Our son's wedding!!!
Really loved wearing this dress for my son's wedding. Lots and lots of compliments throughout the evening. Dress does run a little small through the hips. I usually wear a 12, but 12 wasn't available so I ordered a 10 and 8. Thank goodness I had lost about 20 lbs. before the wedding because the 10 fit, but still a little snug through the hips. All in all, great dress!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 28, 2016
High End Look - Heavy Felt Material and Boxy
I'm very conflicted on this dress. I started not to wear it because it doesn't flow or hang well at all. Very heavy material that feels like felt so it doesn't cling to curves. But wow the detail and color - off white and gold but also with a bit of black....so it's fine to wear black shoes. I wore it to a very high profile church event and received many compliments! I felt like royalty. If my tummy has been flatter I would have felt more comfortable. I normally wear 6 or 8 depending. I had to wear spanx with this 8. If you're tall and slender - go for it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 141lbs
January 10, 2016
Exquisite brocade, but a little unfortunate in its placement
This dress is a work of art; absolutely gorgeous. The only drawback is that the brocade pattern cuts along the bottom of any belly you have, accentuating it. (Despite loving the dress overall, no full body photos since the first one I saw horrified me!!) I recommend sizing up. It may be better for long and lean types, less so ladies with curves. It's also a little itchy with the gold thread.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 24, 2015
Pure luxury!
This dress is absolutely stunning! I wore it for a conservative event and got so many compliments. It fits beautifully however the arms are a bit tight and limit your range of motion, especially when you're tugging around a baby. Also, remember it's a sheath so don't expect it to hug your waist and hips. It's exquisite, I highly recommend. The material is thick so it works better for a fall/winter event.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 66
October 7, 2015
Finding the perfect dress . . . a one of a kind . . . for my daughter's wedding!
The fit was perfect. I rented a size 10 in addition to the 8 but the 8 was perfect. I was concerned because other reviews said the dress had a tendency to itch but I found once I put this dream dress on I was not at all uncomfortable. I had many positive, glowing comments and many ask where I found the perfect dress for the perfect occasion. I give all the credit to Rent the Runway! I will definitely use you again.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 62
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 162lbs
July 9, 2015
Beautiful dress which I wore to my son's wedding in Taipei.
The staff at Rent the Runway was amazing to work with! They were very accommodating so that I could travel to Taipei for a week with the dress in order to attend my son's wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
March 6, 2015
Not for curvy girls
Beautiful heavy fabric but very straight with no give. I'd only recommend it for older women with a straight shape. I don't think it would do younger women any favors. More of a 'mother of the bride or groom' dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 60
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
January 22, 2015
I was the mother of the groom and wanted something pretty and sophisticated.
dress was beautiful, but heavy and alittle long for me(5'3")
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 21, 2015
many complements, felt very comfortable
fit perfect, age appropriate, very elegant, will use it again!
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
January 7, 2015
The convenience
The material is absolutely beautiful, however it is thick, and at moments could feel itchy, if you are sensitive, this is not for you. This dress is definitely a winter attire.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 5, 2014
This dress was perfect for an October Wedding reception.
Runs large ( I normally wear size 6). The Dress material is ivory wool with beautiful gold embroidery. The sleeves are a little restrictive but oh so sweet. I received so many compliments on this dress. Sad to send it back :(
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
October 22, 2014
Beautiful, beautiful dress - but 4 was too big for me; warning for short girls!
This dress was sent to me as a backup when the size 4 for the Moschino Tulip Petal Sheath was damaged. It was beautiful, just like the picture, a little heavy but perfect detail. The only problem was that it was way way way too big for me, I was swimming in the arms and chest area and as a girl who's about 5'3", it went far past my knees to my mid shins. I'm sure the 2 would have fit better in the upper area, but probably still too long. All three of my friends staying with me tried it on in hopes it would fit them because it was just so pretty, but they were a little too busty for the top.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Body type: Hourglass
August 30, 2014
I ordered the 10 (usual size) and could wear it; am a little hippy and the 12 was more comfortable.
The fabric is very heavy, so be prepared. Still, I wore it to a summer wedding and got lots of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
June 30, 2014
Didn't wear it
Rented this to wear to a wedding ceremony. I didn't end up wearing it because it was very big in the hips and kind of looked old lady ish. I thought it would have been fully beaded but it's all embroidered.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
May 25, 2014
Gorgeous details, thicker than it looks, but I got so many compliments!!
I rented this as a second choice for a black tie wedding since my first choice was only available in one of my sizes. My first choice fit perfectly so I ended up wearing this for the rehearsal dinner. I got so many compliments!! The dress itself is stunning in person. Just the right amount of glitz. I usually wear an 8 but it was small so I went with the 10. It was tight when I sat down but otherwise it was comfortable. I didn't even wear shape wear. And you don't need jewelry because the dress speaks for itself. But seriously, people I'd never met stopped by me to tell me how much they liked this dress. I might even rent it again in the future!!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 52
Body type: Hourglass
May 8, 2014
Very big in the waste, this was my back up dress and I did not wear it.
Way to big in the waist area.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 6, 2014
sister's wedding
beautiful dress, super comfortable. very well made
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
April 29, 2014
Impeccable dress.intricate design!!gorgois gorgois gorgois:))
My head got so big from the compliments I recieved from rocking this frock!!made my day!!the design is so intricate and fabulous!!wore a size 10 instead of my usual 8.yhe reason y is because it's a lilltle tight in the sleeves!!the dress is a a-line cut so it's forgiving!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 17, 2014
The gorgeous fabric of this dress!
(Uploading a review for a friend - she is a true size 8) The fabric of this dress is a little thicker than I imagined, its ornately embroidered and threaded throughout with lurex material, making it shine and sparkle! I paired with these turq earrings by suzanna dai. I loved how the short sleeves had this sheer cuff at the end, a nice detail! I am 5'6" and this dress came to my knees, perfect for a dressy cocktail event. I paired with 5" heels! Def will rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
April 1, 2014
Gorgeous, lux dress!
Fit was true to size, heavy intricate fabric with luxurious feel. So fun and sparkly. Very layered, half the pics it looks silver & half it's gold. I loved the longer length. A higher than expected slit in the back, but it was manageable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 104lbs
March 22, 2014
Gorgeous but didn't fit so didn't wear.
Gorgeous fabric but soo stiff. Hit me at mid-calf, much lower than model, and looked very dowdy. Completely hid shape of my body. Probably better for taller women. Arms fit but were tighter than expected. Sad it didn't work. Looked great on the other reviewer who wore it for her wedding though!
SholienOctober 9, 2014
Ooh I wear size 0 or 2. and i'm 5'2. 3 inches shorter, if it looked dowdy on you, it'll look worse on me what do you think? should I forgo this dress and look for something else?
***November 27, 2014
I would try something else. It was big, heavy, shapeless, and too long. It made me look - and feel - so frumpy. I wish it worked, it's gorgeous on the hanger but was such a downer on. I also don't see any positive reviews from others our size. See Kaleana's review, she's 5'3", and it didn't work for her either.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
January 30, 2014
Perfect for a cocktail/formal affair
I usually wear an 8 or a 10. The 8 fit but was quite snug in the hips. The 10 also fit but was slightly look large in the bust. I did not wear because this was too formal for my outdoor morning wedding, but would be perfect for another type of function. I would probably wear the 10 if I had chosen this dress, just for comfort.....
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
January 3, 2014
Fashion editors were amazed by this dress
WOW! What a dress! So luxurious, elegant, and gorgeously done. Looks very expensive. I was at an event with fashion editors and several of them couldn't get over this dress. I am on the smaller end of a size 8, but pretty consistently an 8. For this one though, I sized down on my backup and that ended up being a good call because I wore the 6. Both fit, but the 6 fit me better around the waist and hips, accentuating my shape more, even though it was pretty tight around the arms (but I have somewhat big arms, relative to the rest of me). LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dress. It was so hard to send it back!!! Also, this is the second Pamella Roland dress I have rented and they were both amazing.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 17, 2013
This brocade dress gave me a classic, elegant look on my unforgettable wedding day.
The sizing is ample and the dress has some give for a comfortable fit.
julietJanuary 30, 2014
Gorgeous! I have a similar build/body type, so thanks for posting, I'm going to get it!
KateMarch 17, 2014
what color shoes did you wear? gorgeous dress on you!
RTR CustomerMay 12, 2016
You look seriously amazing in this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
August 27, 2013
Amazing dress & tons of compliments!!!
This dress is super unique and the cut is very flattering. The cut gives ample room for fuller busts and arms (always a concern for me) and was a little big in the waist area. Would totally rent this number again!

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