Paul Smith

Antique Magnolia Sheath

$81 to buy
$525 retail
Stylist Notes

Graphic dinner party chic! This bold printed style by Paul Smith Black is a surefire attention-grabber.

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".)

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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53 reviews
Fit
Large
(17)
True to Size
(23)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
January 9, 2016
Satisfied with it
This was a back up dress- not what I would have selected but I liked it enough and was happy with wearing it. Not a showstopper but nice for a work event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 15, 2015
Beautiful fabric, conservative cut
Rented to wear while conducting a concert beau cause I wanted a little something different to wear instead of concert black. It is a beautiful quality fabric and the graphic is stunning- more grey. And almost lavender than the black and white it appears in photos. Flattering cut for ladies with a small waist and hips. Received MANY compliments on the uniqueness of the print. My only complaint was that the cut of the sleeves did not allow much "give " so I felt a bit restricted while conducting.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
August 17, 2015
Long dress for a petite.
The dress is silk , it has a light gray background. The dress wrinkles easily and it came just below my knees. It was appropriate for work with a black blazer. Not my favorite but acceptable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 1, 2015
It actually was more flattering on then on the hanger
Not my favorite. The fit was good and it flattered my bust, did not look like a tent which sheaths sometimes do on me, but the fabric wrinkled really easily. I looked pretty messy by the end of the day. There were also loose threads on sleeves and the bottom.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2015
Classic silhouette with unexpected pattern
Absolutely gorgeous fabric and cut. I found the sizing to run large; I had to wear a belt and probably could have sized down. I run straight and narrow and the hips were cut too wide for me. The belt fixed it perfectly, though! Comments from men and women alike all night -- a perfect dress for a work holiday party!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 22, 2015
Great day to night dress!
Rented this dress for a busy work day that ended in a fundraiser. I wore a blazer during the day and added some sparkly jewelry for evening. The dress is comfortable for a busy day. I wish I had time to steam out the skirt before my evening event. I felt a little rumpled but no one seemed to notice. Lots of complements. I wore the dress on December but it is appropriate for any season.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 7, 2016
Pretty
I thought it would be white, but the dress is grey/silvery. A little tight around my butt/hips. Gets wrinkly really easily.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 24, 2015
Impressive and chic dress
Beautiful pattern, looks chic and classic. Worn it to work and got a lot of complements. Great silk fabric.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 27, 2014
The material was great and the pattern was beautiful.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
June 15, 2014
Meh...
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 13, 2014
Loved this dress! Wore it to work and got tons of compliments, and wore it to my bridal shower!
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.
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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 15, 2014
Perfect for any occasion
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
September 29, 2014
nothing
size 6 was too small in the chest (36D), but very big around hips. size 8 was big all over
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 23, 2014
Beautiful dress, but not cut for pear body type
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 10, 2014
Sizing is generous
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 4, 2014
Nice for right event; longer than on model
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
February 23, 2015
Not made for a petite frame!
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" .
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
April 29, 2015
good business dress
I liked this dress, but it ran large. I usually wear either a 2 or a 4 and this dress was a little loose in the top. The color contrast of the print and the overall dress was not as pronounced as in the picture. More muted. Overall a nice, but not outstanding dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 20, 2015
I wanted to like this dress!
I am typically a 4 (or equivalent) in most RTR dresses. I rented the equivalent in this dress and it was pretty big on me. I had A LOT of extra room in the waist and the sleeves stuck out far from my arms (sleeved dresses tend to be fitted or tight to my arms). I probably could've worn the 2, but since the dress is silk, I'm not sure how it would fit across my hips/butt. Beautiful muted fabric and pattern in a very classy cut.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 19, 2015
Beautiful Dress, but runs big!
I got this dress for my goddaughters Baptism. It is a beautiful dress but runs big. I had to wear a belt with it, so it was a little more fitted. I would definitely size down.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
March 22, 2014
Classy, Stunning - tons of compliments!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 22, 2014
Returned
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 23, 2014
Pretty Picture
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.
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
August 7, 2014
Details
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 19, 2017
too big i didn't wear it
it was too big on me and unforgiving fabric, but it was very pretty
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
October 23, 2013
IT was unforgetable because it didn't fit properly. Too small on top and too large in the hips.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 23, 2013
Great pattern and luxurious material
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 24, 2014
I didn't get to wear it. I ordered the 42 and the 44, neither fit. Good for Apple body types
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..!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
August 25, 2015
Nice, sophisticated dress.
Runs a bit small through the hips and I'm pretty narrow, so def order a size up. It's a nice dress, material is thin so it was perfect for an August party. The non-patterned material is a lot more gray than shown on the photo. Overall a good rental.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 9, 2015
Perfect to feel special - forgiving cut
I felt pretty in this dress for a small birthday gathering at an upscale restaurant on a weekday. Not too flashy for the occasion, but still a special boost. I was feeling a little "fluffy" so spanx were needed, but otherwise I think this dress would be forgiving on most bodies. Great length for my 5'10" frame.
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
August 21, 2016
Beautiful dress!
Beautiful dress... great for a semi-formal wedding or dinner party. I am mostly hourglass shape, leaning slightly towards pear, and I found it to be a little snug in the hips when sitting down. Fit well in the bust/torso area, though.
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 27, 2013
Gorgeous dress that garnered a ton of compliments.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
January 21, 2014
Great fit.
Looked boxy on the hanger but was very flattering fit. Perfect for a rehearsal dinner.
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Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 28, 2014
I had many compliments this was a really pretty dress.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 7, 2014
Wasn't able to wear this dress.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 20, 2014
Received many repeat compliments!
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.
ErishMay 20, 2014
What was the fitting around the hips like?
carolMay 20, 2014
perfect, not tight or loose
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Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 23, 2014
A surefire crowd pleaser.
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.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 28, 2014
Very flattering
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
August 3, 2014
Classy Floral
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
August 29, 2014
It was too big on top and too tight in the bottom
I wish the dress had fit me better in the chest it was too big but it was tight in my thighs.
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