Paul Smith

Antique Magnolia Sheath

$35 rental
$525 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Graphic dinner party chic! This bold printed style by Paul Smith Black is a surefire attention-grabber. Layer on accessories like Gemma Redux’s Tangled Up in Purple Necklace for a standout statement.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, 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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Printed Silk Twill (100% Silk). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Pencil Skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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32 reviews

Fit
Small 3
True to Size 16
Large 13
Photos 10
Meg
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 27, 2013

Gorgeous dress that garnered a ton of compliments.

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The design is lovely, eye-catching and feminine while still being on the conservative side, and the material made it feel luxurious. I paired it with Prada stillettos - it definitely calls for a great heel.
HeyH
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 14, 2013

Sent as a replacement and would have loved....but

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
RTR sent this alternate dress to replace one that they could not fulfill and sent me a 4. I really loved the fit and it's super elegant and sexy at the same time. it was actually a new dress with tags still attached. I wish i had it in a 6 and i could have worn it. it's definitely beautiful on but the 4 was just too snug. i think this is best on more olive or darker skin tones.
Lori
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 62
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 23, 2013

IT was unforgetable because it didn't fit properly. Too small on top and too large in the hips.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Not well proportioned. Too much dress in the hips and too little in the bust. Good thing that I brought one of my own dresses. I was not happy with the color of the dress either, the color was washed out.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 23, 2013

Great pattern and luxurious material

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress runs a little tight in the hips/thigh area, so I wore the larger of the 2 sizes ordered. The fabric was soft and silky, and the color was a wonderful grey with pops of soft blue and purple in the floral. The sleeves made it perfect for a chilly Thanksgiving evening; I received a lot of compliments. I recommend going a size up since the fabric had little to no stretch.
Alysia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Jan 21, 2014

Great fit.

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Looked boxy on the hanger but was very flattering fit. Perfect for a rehearsal dinner.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 24, 2014

I didn't get to wear it. I ordered the 42 and the 44, neither fit. Good for Apple body types

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
42 was tight everywhere. 44 was wearable (could have pulled it off with a belt in a pinch, but with a beautiful graphic print like this you definitely wouldn't want to), but very large through the top. It would look great if it fit. The length and material were luxurious. In person, the dress looks more gray. I thought from the pics it'd be off-white, but it person it's like a silvery gray silk. Also, for winter wearers, it gets static-y easily..!
Stefanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108 lbs
Mar 22, 2014

Classy, Stunning - tons of compliments!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Dress looks different in person- much better! It's actually beautiful shades of silky grey (not black and white). Dress fit very well on the bottom, but was a little large in the shoulders and bust. I ended up pairing it with a great belt and it was perfect! Wore it with great Manolo grey stilettos. Perfect for a dressy Bar Mitzvah afternoon affair. Make sure you have static guard- this dress is 100% silk!
susan
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 28, 2014

I had many compliments this was a really pretty dress.

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a wedding , This dress is a different color that doesn't show on the picture, the background color is a little more of a smoky grey. still very pretty would probably look better on someone with a darker complexion. I needed to wear a heavier darker necklace to offset the color. But overall a really pretty dress, lots of compliments.
Ebeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 2, 2014

Even better than expected!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was my backup dress as I was concerned it would be too conservative. The cut is very flattering and I ended up wearing it to work so I could get some use from it.
Olivia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

Wasn't able to wear this dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wasn't able to wear this dress. The overall color is much darker than it appears in the photos. The fit was very tight through the hips and loose in the waist. The stitching seemed a bit low quality as well. RTR offered to overnight a new dress, so not a bad experience. Wouldn't recommend this particular dress.
Teresa
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 22, 2014

Returned

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this as a second option for a wedding, ended up returning it right away. It was a pretty dress, seemingly comfortable, but was pretty loose on top. Just didn't look right on me
Susanna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 23, 2014

Pretty Picture

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to an Easter party and received many compliments on it. It ran a bit large in the bust and waist but photographed nicely, and I was overall satisfied with how it looked.
carol
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
May 20, 2014

Received many repeat compliments!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm always a size 2 and this fit just right. The zipper in the back goes far enough down, so the dress can be stepped into. The material is 100% silk, so it was comfortable and lightweight. I was able to move freely without the dress being too tight. The graphic design made it stand out among the many other solid outfits. It's both feminine and somewhat conservative while remaining stylish. I rented the Halston Heritage Jet Decoupage Minaudiere and together it was perfection. PS like the other reviews, the dress is more of a silvery grey to charcoal rather than the contrast of white and black depicted on the model.
hei
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 27, 2014

The material was great and the pattern was beautiful.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I really enjoyed this dress. I think this does run a bit large and isn't really fitted. But I wasn't aiming to wear anything too skin tight. I would say it fit me well and allowed for me to be comfortable, without looking homely. The material is silky and doesn't have give. But the dress is more grey and not white like the picture. I preferred this, not sure if other people would prefer it more in a white color.
Buffy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Jun 15, 2014

Meh...

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress was just ok. There was nothing special about it. It definitely runs large, so size down. I also felt the dress I received was worn looking. Would not recommend for any event more than a work function.
Jessica
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Modern dress than fits beautifully.

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful, true-to-size fit. Skims your figure perfectly, and the lined silk doesn't cling. Looks and feels very luxurious in person. The cut of the dress was modern and really comfortable. Can't ask for more. Loved it!
Ann-Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 13, 2014

Loved this dress! Wore it to work and got tons of compliments, and wore it to my bridal shower!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore the equivalent of a size 4, but I'm usually a 6. The material is gorgeous and obviously designer, but the material does not stretch at all.
TAA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Jul 15, 2014

Super classy

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Not much give but pretty much true to size.
cat
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 23, 2014

A surefire crowd pleaser.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress did not catch my attention on the website, but Meredith assessed my style in person and suggested I try it on. I tried on a 40 because it was the only size available, and when I got the 38 there were some issues with the fit; it was loose around the bust/waist and rather snug around the butt. That being said, It was still very flattering and forgiving, and I'd recommend giving it a shot even if the fit concerns you. SO happy I chose this dress, everyone loved it.
Brianna
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 28, 2014

Very flattering

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress does not stretch, at all. It was a little tight on the hips, but overall it as great. Very flattering. It is definitely for an hour glass body type. If you're more pear, then you won't fill out the top. I just had a baby 3 1/2 months ago so I wasn't sure how this was going to fit, but the size 2 (40) was perfect for my new hour glass shape.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
Jul 29, 2014

Felt great in the dress!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
AMAZING!
Aarika
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Aug 3, 2014

Classy Floral

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I adored the sleeves and it hit right at the knees, such a classy fit. The dress is beautiful grey and black tones, and the floral motif is perfect. There is not a ton of room at the hips, I'm fairly narrow and would have needed to go up a size if my hips weren't so narrow. The best part of this dress is its a shift dress but at a nice pin tuck right at the waist, so it has a great silouette, unlike most 'shift style' dresses.
Kelley
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Aug 7, 2014

Details

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This runs a tad bit big. Loved the hint of lavender in the gray and the details of the modern floral pattern. It was originally supposed to be my backup dress, but I ended up loving it more than the original dress I ordered. Very happy with dress.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
Aug 29, 2014

It was too big on top and too tight in the bottom

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wish the dress had fit me better in the chest it was too big but it was tight in my thighs.
Stacey
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Perfect for any occasion

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely loved this dress. I was initially worried because I ordered my usual size 6 and when it arrived it was swimming on me. I chose to receive my dress from the Flatiron store in NYC so they were able to quickly rush me a size 4 instead. The 4 was still a bit loose, but in a good way. I was expecting a skin tight dress but instead got something that was so comfortable but still looked great! I received so many compliments on the dress - I legitimately want to buy it. It really is perfect for any occasion and stood out amongst all the black dresses at the wedding. This is a definite go-to - I'll probably rent it again.
Gelana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 29, 2014

nothing

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
size 6 was too small in the chest (36D), but very big around hips. size 8 was big all over
rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Elegant and interesting

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this dress to a work event at the in the fall- it is tailored, long enough and with an elegant cut. I liked the dress on more than in the pictures. For this price you will not regret it. I was worried I wouldn't like the black triangle part of the dress on the side but it blends well for pictures. Doesn't wrinkle much. I would size up if you are not sure as it will look horrid if its too tight but look very nice a bit larger.
Ellie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 23, 2014

Beautiful dress, but not cut for pear body type

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
The proportions of this dress are for someone with small hips. If you are pear shaped either the skirt will be too small or the waist and top will be too large.
MissyTee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

Sizing is generous

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Like the other reviewer stated, this dress runs large and generous. I am typically a size 4 and ordered a 40 and 42. I ended up wearing the 40 (closer to a size 2) for a fit like the model. I loved it! Wore this dress to a hospital benefit, and was very comfortable the entire night.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 4, 2014

Nice for right event; longer than on model

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Nice conservative dress with a little extra; I normally wear a 4 and thought the 44 was a little on the larger size but it still looked good. I did not have any of the issues that other reviewers have with some tightness in certain areas. Fair warning that it was much longer than is shown on the model- I am 5'6" and this was below my knees. I wore it to a Bat Mitzvah and it worked well- i wanted a dress that had sleeves so I didn't have to wear a cardigan but not something too hot because it was in the summer. Got a bunch of compliments because it is unique looking.
Jota
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 18, 2014

Different, but classy winter wedding attire for any dress code

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Like others said, loose up top and tight on the bottom. But, even without a perfect fit, the fabric and cut make for a great dress. Got a few great compliments, and felt super secure all night while still feeling beautiful
Kayley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

Not made for a petite frame!

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress to wear to Christmas Eve mass with my family, and was more than happy to return it when the rental period was up. The print itself is gorgeous, but the fit was not the right match for my body type. The size 38 (0) was much too large, especially in the shoulders. The length hit past my knees and the sleeves went to my elbows, not at all what you see pictured on the statuesque model (I would love to be that tall!). I felt rather dowdy, hence zero pictures, but on the right frame, I'm sure this dress would shine. It's just not ideal for someone who is 5'3" .
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