Hieroglyphics Sheath

$75 rental
$398 retail

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Stylist Notes

The body-con gets a tribal update in this sheath by RVN. Stand out in a sea of black dresses when you're out with your friends! Layer on the sparkle with Lulu Frost’s Crystal Cruz Pyramid Earrings.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, 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: XS - L.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Cobalt blue and black intarsia knit (42% Polyester, 32% Viscose, 18% Nylon, 8% Spandex). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt. No zipper. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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82 reviews
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(1)
True to Size
(55)
Small
(12)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
September 7, 2016
Comfty but thick
Fits like a glove but it's a thick material. Was so hot in DC in the summer
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
August 16, 2016
A Perfect Vegas Dress
A comfortable and sexy dress. The fabric was thick and had great stretch that moved with my body. The dress did rise a little while walking, but I never felt like I had to tug it down. I rented at the Vegas Storefront in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. It was a blast. I got to try on several dresses, and while I waited for a dressing room, I enjoyed looking at the accessories also available to rent. I can't wait to Rent the Runway again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2016
great LBD alternative
The blue details on the dress are far more visible in person. While the dress is stretchy, it is also very thick. I expected the medium would be a great fit for me, but it actually felt more snug that I would have liked.
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 25, 2016
Love it!
It was very form fitting and fit perfect. Since im petite the length was just right, not too short not too long. The blue color is brighter and beautiful! I pared it with metallic silver pumps and simple statement necklace. Got numerous complements all night!!
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 35
May 15, 2016
Vegas
Very tight & very short! Very, very form fitting. Much more blue in the design than shows in the picture.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 12, 2016
Great dress for a birthday celebration.
I ordered the Small and Medium because I'm in between sizes. This is a form fitting dress so I would recommend Spanx underneath just to smooth everything out. With that said, the Medium wasn't so tight so it looked better and was more comfortable for sitting all night. As previous renters have mentioned this dress does ride up which was annoying at times because I didn't want my Spanx to show. Overall I did like this dress and I would rent another one from this same brand.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
February 19, 2016
Great date dress!
I didn't realize it didn't really have sleeves and Im not of fan of this style of sleeve. Otherwise, great stretchy material that was very form fitting.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
February 15, 2016
Cool Pattern
Typical RVN fit. The armholes are big. Material pulls you in.
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 8, 2016
Perfect little black dress with a twist! Show stopping for sure!
I ordered the small and xsmall. The xsmall fit perfectly for a body con dress. Material is thick so it hugs every curve but is still very flattering. Rides up when you walk or sit down. Overall very happy with this rental!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 22, 2016
Wonderful.
Think material that hugged my body perfectly. That, plus the color and subtle pattern easily hide any lumps or "imperfections." It was my first time renting so I was nervous, but this was a wonderful experience. I would rent it again in a heartbeat.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
January 8, 2016
Dress Fit Like a Glove!
The coloring and details were perfect and the cap sleeves were very flattering. The heavy elastic throughout the dress kept everything snug!! Loved it and felt like 1M bucks!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 36
January 7, 2016
Love this dress but too big
I ordered this dress for NYE. I'm 5'5" 125 lbs 34D hourglass figure. I ordered a medium because that was the only size available and it was definitely too big. I think the small would have been perfect and I would have looked/felt like a rock star. I would rent this again in the small or other RVN dresses that are similar.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 19, 2015
Comfortable and sexy!
I rented this dress in a small with a medium as a backup. The small fit perfectly, so I ended up going with that one. The medium was roomier, but with this type of body con dress, I feel that the small held me in better. The extra fabric on the medium made me look bigger all around. The color of this dress is gorgeous, and it was perfect for the holiday party we attended. I think this dress would be great for a number of occasions, and I would rent it again.
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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
December 8, 2015
Great dress for a petite frame
This dress was so perfect for my petite frame. It was just the right amount of short and sexy for a work formal. It fits like a glove. The material is heavy so it was nice for a December formal. Definitely recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 12, 2015
Warm, cute dress for a night at the theatre
This is the tightest sheath dress I've ever worn—I am NEVER a size medium, but the small in this dress was so tight I could barely breathe; it was more bodycon than sheath. Wearing the medium made it much more sheath-like, though, and though it was still very conforming to every curve (or bulge), sizing up worked. It puckered a bit in the armholes because of the bigger size, but overall was a good dress for sitting at the theatre comfortably for several hours. I wouldn't suggest eating in this dress, or dancing, as it shows every bulge and rode up on my legs even when just walking to the cab. The material is very thick, and perfect to wear with tights on a cold night as I did!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 8, 2015
Vegas replacement
Got sent another Herve dress that was way too small and had a broken zipper. Was very happy with the exchange process and enjoyed this dress. Comfortable but just a tad short for standard length Spanx. Would definitely size up though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
October 12, 2015
Great colors and comfortable! Would definitely wear again!
The length was perfect---didn't feel like I was showing too much. The material was nice and thick and comfortable. The blue against the black was very pretty. Even though I was dressed up, I didn't feel uncomfortable in the dress, which is something that can happen a lot.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 25, 2015
Not quite what I had expected
The material is quite thick. If you have thicker arms, this dress makes them look wider. I would not recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
September 18, 2015
Unique dress
Stretchy material so it was very comfortable
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
August 21, 2015
I wore this dress for my birthday dinner. It fit well and was very comfortable and pretty.
This dress is true to size and is very form fitting. I am very petite and feel it was flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
July 13, 2015
A great dress on the right body!
Well built with a fun pattern and texture, but the sleeve cut of the dress made my already broad shoulders go from "strong" to "linebacker". I loved this dress but it just wasn't right on me!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
July 6, 2015
Great party dress for Vegas!
Loved this dress! It covered me well but was still short enough to be perfect for a night out in Vegas. I will say it rides up so I was pulling it down a lot, but overall was super comfortable to move in and didn't need to wear a bra since it was so tight and thick material.
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 24, 2015
Very sexy dress for a date night
This dress is true to size, but very thick fabric and sooo tight. If you are self conscious about a small belly pooch, this is not the dress for you.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 3, 2015
AMAZING DRESS - Rented for Grad Formal - Great Fit - Lots of Compliments
Pros: super form fitting, great bright royal blue color with interesting design that caught everyone's eye (the picture really doesn't do this dress justice), thick fabric that kept me warm for an outdoor night event Cons: this dress has no zipper, so be prepared to do you hair and make-up after putting it on; was a bit long for my taste, but not annoyingly so
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 3, 2015
Overall love the dress
it fits comfortably, easy to move in, shapes perfectly to your body and curves
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
May 18, 2015
not flattering
This is a cute dress but it does not flatter! It is super tight and accentuates all the wrong areas.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
April 30, 2015
Flattering Thick Fabric and Pattern Design!
I felt way more confident in this dress than I expected! It definitely hugs every curve, but the thick fabric is very forgiving and acts as its own control top. The blue coloring pops much brighter than in RTR photos (more royal in person) and the black/blue contrast really brings out the pattern design. I rented the M with a L for backup, and noticed the biggest difference in the length between the two. At 5'11", I ultimately felt more confident with the L. Received great compliments about this dress on a girls' night out! Would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
April 29, 2015
Didn't wear it but I would!
This dress was shipped to me because my dress was damaged before shipping. I did have my original dress in another size so I didn't wear this one but I really like it. The dress had the right balance of sexy and classy. It was skin tight but because of the thick material it was very flattering. I might rent it some day!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
April 21, 2015
Wore to Britney
It was a great dress with thick fabric . Wore spanx. I loved it Will make blue eyes pop
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 19, 2015
The dress is very bold and the pattern makes it standout.
The dress it very stretchy so it's nice to wear when you're moving around a lot of dancing. I did have to pull it down from time to time but it wasn't too bothersome. I felt confident and beautiful in it throughout the night.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 14, 2015
Loved it and it photographs well!
This dress was tight, it really is like a second skin, but really comfy. It's well made and the blue contrasts great with the black. If you are trying to hide something this is not the dress for you! I danced all night and it is really short but it moves with you.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
April 12, 2015
Felt great for my 30th birthday!
Definitely tight like the other reviews said. It did help wrangle my problem areas a bit, and I felt great even though I don't usually wear dresses like this. Received several compliments and was comfortable. Paired with black heeled booties, dangly gold earrings, a gold bracelet and black clutch. Dress was in good condition, there weer a couple minor pulls on the side near the seam but nothing noticeable at all. The large was a little more relaxed in fit but had big gaps by my armpits so I went with the medium. The fit differences otherwise were barely noticeable. Enjoyed wearing it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 9, 2015
Perfect party dress for my birthday!
This was a fun and comfortable dress! I received a lot of compliments. I ordered the XS and S which both fit nicely but I ended up wearing the S to give myself more room after the big dinner I knew I was going to have. This dress is curve hugging but the thicker material really holds everything together and looks great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 1, 2015
Worn for my bachelorette party
I loved this dress so much! It was form fitting but sucked me and and smoothed out my curves. I probably could have gone with the small, but felt more comfortable in the medium.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
March 16, 2015
I attended a relative's b-day party in Las Vegas.
Edgy print. Hugs curves well when worn a size down. Worn with Spanx.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 4, 2015
This dress is fun fun!
The dress is made of the neoprene material..so its stretchy...but also thick. Thick is nice to keep you all sucked in...but when a dress is this short....this material also tends to ride up a bit. I spent a lot of night pulling it down, (as its pretty darn short), but I wore it in Vegas for a night out and it was a great party dress. I would say it runs a tad small so order up for your second size option!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 31, 2015
So many compliments!
Fit amazing and was comfortable all night. Wore it to a November beach wedding in California. The blue color really stood out and made my eyes pop!
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Age: 25
January 16, 2015
Fun pattern!
Wore it to AC with work and it was the perfect dress for a work/club function. I loved the material and the cut. It was a great length for my height! The blue stood out so much more than I expected.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
January 8, 2015
Great vibrant blue in person!
I probably could've worn the XS but I put the small on first and didn't want to ruin my hair by changing. It fit great regardless and looked nice with black tights for a winter party. The color is much more blue than it looks on the model and the pattern is very flattering. It was comfortable and did not get stretched out over the course of the night.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 18, 2014
Curve flattering and unique dress that stands out at a party
The dress fit like a glove. It hugged in all the right places. The dress is made of a thicker fabric so it will keep you warm for a winter party. While dancing I had to pull the dress down sometimes, but that's normal I guess for me. Overall a great dress. I received many compliments.
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