Rachel Roy

Pencil Me In Sheath

$35 rental
$428 retail
Stylist Notes

This Rachel Roy little black dress designed with an asymmetrical hemline is a simple yet a sexy style to wear to your next social event! Shown here with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Drop Earrings and Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Ring for a pinch of glam.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted – Fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted – stretchy material allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'7" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black crepe (100% polyester). Cap sleeves. Asymmetric neckline. Straight skirt with mesh insert at waist. Asymmetric hem. 41” from shoulder to hem. Hidden side zipper. Imported.

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104 reviews
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Large
(0)
True to Size
(67)
Small
(16)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
October 6, 2015
A neat design but simple dress
If you have a lot of hip-a bit more then average, this may be a slightly snug fit. It is a little stretchy which helps. I'm very small in the waist and torso, it fit perfectly above the waist and the length was good too. A real nice simple dress overall.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
November 18, 2015
Great dress!
Comfortable, classy but flattering and a little sexy. Thought it would be too long on me, but it ended up working great. Highly recommend for weddings and occasions where you want to look nice but not too sexy.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
December 15, 2015
Simple, elegant dress.
Wore to a black tie preferred event and fit right in with the crowd. Elegant, easy to wear dress that only needs earrings and black pumps. Sheath cut out and angled cuts adds a little character.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 15, 2016
Great dress! One of those that looks even more amazing on than in the photo or on the hanger.
I wore this dress on a girls trip/Mother's Day vacation to Bermuda. My girlfriends said it was so stunning on me that I had to buy it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 18, 2016
Great for a work event or night out
Lots of compliments on this. It fit a little tight on the hips but was a perfect LBD
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
July 23, 2016
So convenient! Already ordered 2 more dresses for two weddings!!
Dress was gorgeous, however a bit tight! Wished I went a size up but still got lots of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
August 24, 2016
Runs small
I got this dress when the alternate size of the dress I ordered wasn't available. It was so small that I couldn't come close to fitting in it. It looked pretty and had a nice feel to it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
October 10, 2016
Beautiful dress
Beautiful dress, ran tight through the rib cage
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
October 23, 2016
Simple and stunning
I rented this dress for a wedding - a wedding that didn't tell us too much about the dress code or the "feel" of the party. So, you can't really go wrong with a black dress. The asymmetrical top and bottom (which isn't captured in this photo) are flattering designs, but the fit is pretty tight, with a little bit of stretch in the body. The overall feel of the dress was comfortable, and despite my size being a 4 in most dresses, the 2 fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 27, 2016
Wasn't able to wear it.
I normally wear a size 10, but read this dress ran small and ordered the 12 as well. I ended up not wearing this dress because the fit was really odd. First I tried the 12. It was huge in my shoulder and chest area to the point where it was falling off my shoulders, yet the mid-section of the dress was super tight, but then fit normally around my hips and legs. So it basically looked like a tube with a frumpy sack on top. The 10 was too small. Unfortunately not a good match for my body type!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 23, 2017
Received quite a few compliments!
The dress fit just as expected.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 141lbs
February 7, 2017
Sexy and classy!
This dress was sooo flattering! I felt like a million bucks! I really wanted to order the size 6, but it wasn't available, so I risked getting the size 4. It fit well and I definitely pulled it off, but I feel a 6 would've been just a tad more comfortable. The mesh accent is the perfect amount of sexy while staying elegant. I would want to own this dress!
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 17, 2017
Extremely tight fit
The lining of the dress fits as though it is 2 sizes smaller than the dress itself. I am usually a size 6-8, but ordered the 8 and 10 because the comments said it ran small. I ended up wearing the 10, even with Spanx on, because the lining was so constricting. Once on it was comfortable and looked great, but still felt like the lining was crooked or off somehow. Felt that way on both of the sizes, so was not RTR fault.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
December 6, 2012
It's a nice dress, but not "bump friendly".
I loved the neckline and wore this to a formal dinner. It went over well with everyone there, but I was hoping it would be a little more "bump friendly". I think it was put into this category because it is black. Also, the black slit thing is mesh, so it hardly shows any skin color at all. But overall, I got a lot of compliments so I was satisfied.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
December 12, 2012
Modest but still sexy! Not your standard LBD
I wore this dress to my husband's JAOBC Blues Reception and LOVED IT! The mesh panel is not nearly as noticeable in person as it is on the model. I was comfortable in it all night and received lots of compliments-- I definitely recommend it as it can be worn for many different occasions!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
January 14, 2013
Perfect Fit. Husband loved it.
I rented this my backup dress, but the fit was so perfect I couldn't not wear it. Very flattering, great thick material. Very comfortable. Great for a tall girl - the asymetrical slit on the bottom is very fun and flattering. I wish I had taken more pictures!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
January 25, 2013
Great for a professional reception!
The size 2 although it fit me it was somewhat tight. The size 4 fit nice below the waist, and was somewhat loose at the top, but it still looked nice. Sorry no photo.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157lbs
January 30, 2013
Classy!
This dress is comfortable, sexy, and easy to wear. Felt great in it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 6, 2013
So many compliments on this dress! I felt pretty but also professional and confident.
It's conservative enough to wear to a work function (which I did), but the details are flirty enough that you don't feel like you're constricted like you so often are in a boxy shift. The only problem I had with it was that the pencil-like skirt was slightly restrictive when it came to getting into or out of a car.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 10, 2013
Awesome!
Great dress, looks exactly like the picture, although the sheer panel was barely noticeable which was fine with me. I am a first-time renter and I am very pleased with the quality of the dresses-there was not a spot or a snag on any of them; all had dry-cleaning tags on them. If you've never rented before take a chance-you won't be sorry! I got tons of compliments on this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 171lbs
February 20, 2013
Very stylish for a rehearsal dinner!
I loved the cut of this dress! I normally wear a 10 or 12 depending on the designer and tend to have thicker thighs so I went with the 12 and it's a good thing I did. The skirt of the dress was form fitting but definitely not too tight - I could move easily. Because I went with the 12, the midsection was a little looser than needed but since the dress was solid black, it wasn't obvious. I did wear Spanx with it. The sheer part in the side wasn't very noticeable but the dress still looked and felt great! I would recommend this dress for a more stylish party!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
March 5, 2013
Due to UPS error, I was not able to wear this dress.
I ordered both a 4 and 6 for this dress. Unfortunately, UPS lost the package and RTR only had a 4 in stock. I received the dress in time for the event but it was too small in the bust. The size 6 probably would have fit me, which at the time, was probably true to size. I do rate RTR customer service '5 stars', though! They did their absolute best to get me the dress on time and were also timely in refunding me for the whole purchase when I contacted them about the replacement dress not fitting. I will definitely try RTR again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
March 19, 2013
It's a chic dress. I liked the asymetrical neck line and the black sheer panel was pretty.
Runs very small. I am never a size 10 in anything. If I hadn't read the reviews and size up for the back up, I would not have been able to wear it.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
March 24, 2013
.
the dress would not close over my chest. the larger size was overall too big and long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 8, 2013
Wore this for my anniversary date.
Very flattering cut, the upper waist/rib cage area was a bit tight and the mesh part sort of folded up when I was seated but not noticeable since it is so dark. Just remember there is mesh there if you are going to wear any slips/spanx, black or beige is not noticeable but you would see any other color.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 26, 2013
The dress is very flattering. I received a lot of compliments. Nice quality.
The asymmetrical cut works well. It was a little hard to zip, but fine once on. The sheer panel is not very sheer, so this was fine for a work event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 29, 2013
Classy, but nothing special
Unless you are standing within 10 feet of this dress, it really only look like a standard little black dress. The cut out mesh is barely noticible. I'm 5'7" and 135, the 8 fit perfectly.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 147lbs
May 2, 2013
Very user friendly website, great price, great convenience. Will definitely do this again!
I was undecided to get the 8 and 10 or the 10 and 12. The 10 was the best fit overall with just a little big of looseness around the waist and the shoulders (one shoulder slipped off on occasion). The sheer panel is not noticeable at all, but you do need to think about what undergarments you want to wear to avoid peekage through the panel. Got lots of compliments. Very classy, sleek look. The fit was tight through the abdomen, so I didn't need spanx, but it was very comfortable. The full body picture makes it look like it wasn't form fitting, but that's just the shadows from photography, it's very form fitting, but not in a bad way. The close up of the upper body shows how it lays on your body. The asymmetrical cut is very flattering. There is some gappage in the under arm area, where if you move your arm a certain way you can see the side of your bra, but again, just wear black and it's just a minor flash from time to time, no one noticed. The return was so easy, I couldn't believe it. Just slip both dresses in the bag and drop off at a UPS store or drop box.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 29, 2013
Absolutely stunning - classy and refined.
Wore this for a black-tie work event. The dress was very tight, but it looked fantastic and I could still move around in it. Got tons of compliments. The mesh side panel is not very noticeable and the length was perfect, right at the knees on me (5'5"). I would say the top portion was the best part of the dress. It's an incredible neckline without being revealing.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
October 28, 2013
Clean, flattering fit. Enough unusual asymmetrical lines to be an eye catcher.
All pros. Fit snug around waist which was flattering. Enough room in the sleeve and bust area to allow free movement.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 3, 2013
Being the most elegantly dressed lady in the room.
I love this dress! The fabric is very nice- with some weight to it. The dress drapes beautifully. The mesh panel at the waist as a bit of sexy but isn't too flashy. The asymmetrical neckline and hem line give the dress a modern twist. I would definitely rent this dress again. I wore it to a tasting dinner at a restaurant owned by a celeb chef. I was invited as VIP media and the dress definitely conveyed the VIP part. I opted for the size 10 because of my bust size. The fabric has a bit of give to it so the dress fit fine everywhere else- meaning going up a size due to bust size doesn't compromise fit elsewhere.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 72
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
March 27, 2015
Superb fit, extremely elegant
the best
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 12, 2013
Snug in the hips
Gorgeous dress, but was too snug across the hips.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 22, 2013
Perfect for the office party, but watch out for the zipper!
My first choice of dress was out to order for my office party so I got this one instead. What was great for me was the angular nature of the neckline and skirt which had a great way of distracting your eye and hiding the imperfections. The mesh part was opaque, not sheer so it was conservative enough to wear to an office even. I would have worn an 8 but the rib cage (not bust) was a bit on the tight side, (kids!) so wore the 10 instead. Watch out for the zipper, its sticky and good foundation garmets are a must. I used the Commando high-waist brief which was perfect. Definitely would wear this one again.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
January 8, 2014
My back up plan almost stole the show
I selected this dress as a back up and absolutely loved it. I decided to wear my first choice over this one only because I wanted a bit more glam which I got with my first choice. This dress fit perfectly, I am full figured and busty. The dress was slimming and had a lovely ease to it. I can see it working well for most body types. The asymmetrical neckline was lovely.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
February 4, 2014
A little edgy
The cutout with the asymmetrical neck and hemline make this a cool LBD. My hip to waist ratio is practically obscene, so fit is always a concern, but it wasn't an issue in this dress.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
February 15, 2014
Classy, but nothing special
I agree with a previous review - it was a classy dress, but it' really nothing special. Do not rent if you love the sheer cut out - it is barely noticeable. Very good quality and a nice shape, but not sexy at all - more like my church dresses. I recommend it for taller girls. Very tight around the rib cage, and tough to zip up. Overall, just a pretty dress, but a great experience. I am looking forward to renting my next one!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 19, 2014
Classy and sophisticated LBD!
I felt really comfortable and classy with a post-pregnancy body in this dress. I could easily wear it dressed up, but also wound up throwing on a dark denim jacket because it was chilly -- and it didn't look bad!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 67
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147lbs
March 30, 2014
looked fantastic, felt great!
Fit was perfect, wore with red shoes and red purse for an AM wedding, formal but not too much for this early in the day.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
April 4, 2014
I wore this dress to a black tie work related function. It was the perfect dress!
Pros-Striking asymmetrical neck and hem line. The dress is effortless elegance. Cons-Recommend wearing some type of spanx for stomach area and heels for shorter gals. I never wear heels, but a newly purchased pair of 4" heels made the outfit so much better.
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