Rachel Roy

Pencil Me In Sheath

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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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119 reviews
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Large
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True to Size
(73)
Small
(20)
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 155lbs
December 16, 2014
Arrived on time.

Wore this to a Christmas dinner party at work. Beautiful dress! I felt dressed up without being over dressed. Received many compliments on this dress! The side zipper is hard to pull up and I had to ask someone for help.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
March 29, 2015
Not for the short-waisted

Tough fit for a pear shape, but a beautiful dress I still considered wearing despite fit.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
March 30, 2015
Perfect for formal cocktail party.

First time to use RTR and was so glad I did. I usually wear a 6 or 8 dress but the bottom was a little snug in the 6. The 8 fit perfectly. If you're a pear, like me, go with the bottom size. The top drapes beautifully and both the 6 and 8 fit at the top.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
April 23, 2015
Narrow on bottom

One of the select few rentals I haven't been able to wear. I ordered a size 12 and it was huge on top and way too tight in the hip. I'm pretty solidly hourglass (leaning toward pear) and this is just not for girls like me. If you're big on top and little on bottom then go for it!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
May 17, 2015
Truly elegant, but tough for busty gals

Fabric has no give at all, so not a lot of forgiveness for ladies with large busts. I could only zip it up to about my rib cage. If ribs/bust are ever problem areas for you, do yourself a favor and either order up or find a dress with a stretchier and more forgiving fabric.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 40H
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 214lbs
August 3, 2015
Curve-hugging sex appeal, but classy enough for a wedding. Great for hourglass gals!

Copied the RTR model's look and paired this with the Kenneth Jay Lane Polished Crystal Drop Earrings and Polished Crystal Ring. The look was perfect. The top covered enough, and a conservative enough length for a wedding- but it still hugged my curves in all the right places. SUPER flattering cut. I am a DDD, and didn't have to wear a bra. The material has a little give, which is good, because it JUST fit. I am a size 12, so that's why I put "true to size", but if you've had a big weekend of partying and eating I would recommend sizing up just for a little more room. The backup size 10 did not fit me. Comfortable to wear dancing all night! Would rent this LBD again!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
August 5, 2015
This dress was comfortable and classy! So many compliments on the dress and how great I looked in it

This was my first RTR dress! I had a great experience! Loved the dress!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
October 11, 2015
Loved the angles on this dress!

Not much stretch in the material. It was a snug fit, but just right

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
October 13, 2015
Perfect for a work event

Absolutely loved this dress. It's the perfect classy and professional dress with just a bit of edge to feel sexy yet safe wearing in front of all ages. Want to purchase!

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 22, 2015
Sexy. Sleek. A great little black dress!

This was my first RTR dress. I felt sexy and classy. It was a little tight zipping up through the ribs but fit great. I'm hooked to RTR!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
March 2, 2016
I felt pretty in my RTR dress!

Pros: In this particular style of dress it ran true to size. Because the material & style "hugged" make sure to be sure of your size & know there is NO room to play. Otherwise I was complimented on the style & fit. Cons: The zipper was difficult to work with. Not sure if it was due to wear & tear but would get stuck.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 16, 2014
Loved this dress! I received tons of compliments on it and felt pretty glamorous.

Fits true to size, very comfortable.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 2, 2015
Angelic angle cuts everywhere!

This dress used angles to define each are of interest. It calls attention to the neckline with the angular drape. The waistline has a sexy cutout covered in chiffon. The legs scream for attention in this dress as the lower angle exploits the sexiness of the legs. Show off your assets in this sexy demure number.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
September 12, 2015
This dress was very firm fitting and flattering. I've rented it again for a wedding next weekend!

The fabric is nice and has some give. I am not used to showing skin at the waist so I was worried about the sheer panel at the waist with my 'foundation garments' so I wore black spanx and the panel just disappears. Beautiful and sexy dress with lots of coverage. Great for curvy girls!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 9, 2015
Only ok

This would be a good dress to wear to a funeral. Thats all I could think as I wore it. I got a lot of compliments on it, but it was huge on me, hit me in a weird way at the waist so the sheer panel looked strange and the hem hit me below the knee. The shoulder detail that makes the dress also kept slipping since I have narrow shoulders, and with a clinic jacket it looked like it had no straps on that side of the dress. In reality rhe dress was really just huge on me and needed to be tailored to fit correctly.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
July 24, 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.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
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.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
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: 44
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:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 18, 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.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 30, 2017
The interesting lines made this LBD special.

Refreshing to be able to go braless and wear a dress that does not highlight my uncomfortably large chest.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Body type: Pear
December 2, 2016
Did not fit

No give to the dress at all, neither size fit over my hips and butt. Total bummer but lesson learned to read reviews thoroughly! Not a great option for a lady with curves.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 152lbs
September 12, 2018
N/A

Unfortunately I didn't get to wear the dress because neither fit. The size 10 was a bit snug, and I couldn't finish zipping up the side zipper 2 inches below the armpit. I obviously misjudged my size. I'm 5"9, 152 lbs with a narrow/straight build. However, the dress was beautiful and I'll try to rent again.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
April 15, 2019
Thin fabric and runs very small

Bad fit

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
May 24, 2019
Weirdest fit and zero stretch

Weird fit and no stretch

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
June 21, 2019
Way too small!

This was my third time renting from RTR and I was so excited to wear this dress. Unfortunately it was crazy small. I couldn't even pull it on. I was so disappointed and surprised that i checked the tag 3 times to make sure it was the right size! Be sure and order at least a size up, maybe 2 sizes up. (To put this in perspective, I went to the store and tried on 13 different dresses in the same size and they all fit. I have no idea how or why this one was so small. Super disappointing).

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 142lbs
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: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
March 25, 2013
.

the dress would not close over my chest. the larger size was overall too big and long.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
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.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
April 30, 2014
Chic dress that received a ton of compliments.

Con: tight up top but a little loose at the hips. Pros: chic!

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 58
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195lbs
October 2, 2014
Great cut and sexy. Terrific for dancing!

Very body-con. I found it runs small because I usually wear a 10 but it didn't fit and the 12 was really form fitting on me (thank you Spanx!). And I am running a couple pounds UNDER weight!

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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
November 1, 2014
A little on the snug size.

This was a beautiful dress. I loved the material and the overall fit but it was a bit snug for a dinner party and I decided not to wear it.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 13, 2014
not just the perfect LBD...but one with edge

I typically wear an 8 or 10 but find myself in a size 12 when wearing a more tailored dresses. The 10 fit but was just a bit too snug for my liking. The 12 still hugged my curves but gave me the room I needed to dance in and last all night. Loved the quality and feel of the fabric. This was a very well made dress. Wore it to my office holiday party and it was a perfect fit! Received several compliments too. Felt great wearing it.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Apple
Weight: 163lbs
February 11, 2015
Great dress but runs small!

I rented this to wear for my parents' 40th anniversary celebration. I normally wear a size 10 or 12 depending on the cut. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I ordered this dress, but I ordered a size 10 with no backup size. I could get the dress on, but could not fully zip it. I asked my mom to try it on and she normally wears a size 8 (but could probably fit a size 6) and it fit perfectly on her, so she ended up wearing it. She got plenty of compliments that night. Overall, it was a great dress but it runs a tad small, so keep that in mind when ordering. I would definitely get a backup size to be safe.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
April 24, 2015
Great dress! Love how simple and also elegant. Can go with your regular bra.

The dress is a little tight in the bust area so I wore 1 size up and it fit perfectly.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
May 3, 2015
Amazing dress for a formal affair.

Wore this dress to a black tie optional fundraiser. I usually wear a size 8 but I'm curvy. The size 8 fit but the 10 gave a bit more breathing room so I went with that. Lots of compliments . . . wish I could keep it!

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
August 4, 2015
Did not wear the dress

Unable to wear the dress. Too tight across the bust area.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 14, 2015
This dress is really comfortable and flattering. The cut is really sexy!

Fits in all the right places, but not too tight in tummy!

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 44
November 24, 2015
Elegant and flattering

First experience with RTR - loved it! I'm often a size 2, however the hug in the bust area moved me to wear the alternate size 4, which fit wonderfully! The silhouette of this dress is elegant and feels alluring. I enjoyed the length and interesting asymmetrical angles. I received several compliments at the event!

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 26, 2014
sexy little black dress!

i'm definitely more top heavy so the dress was a little tighter in the bust area. i usually wear a 10 and my girls barely fit into the 12. its a side zipper (usually a problem for bigger chests). however, it was amazingly sexy and fun! i loved it otherwise!

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