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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".)

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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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Small 10
True to Size 44
Large 1
Photos 36
Arnetta
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Mar 7, 2014

Great dress for a night on the town.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I felt fabulous in this dress! Fit was great. B/c of the fabric and design, it hides imperfections many women might be concerned about (that mid-section). Worn without a Spanx and still looked great.
Liz
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 16, 2014

Best birthday present was all the compliments from this dress!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was incredible. Great fit, so many compliments, and now all I want to do is buy it. I wore it for my birthday party in the city and everybody loved it.
Christie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 20, 2014

It was a great night our in Vegas

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
Was a tad thicker dress, but fit well and looked great!
Lorin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 29, 2014

I received soooo many compliments on this dress!!! It fit PERFECTLY!!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very thick, stretchy fabric. Form fitting and looked fantastic!!! Perfect length. Only con - rides up when you walk, specially if you have long legs! Overall: absolutely in love!!!
Lindsay
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Apr 30, 2014

A great night with friends!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The blue is much brighter in person and it was the perfect dress for my law prom--got lots of compliments on it! I usually wear a 4-6 in dresses and ordered a M, which was a little bit tight, but the fabric is thick and it was very form fitting so it wasn't really an issue.
Natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
May 16, 2014

Wore to see Britney in Vegas!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress at the RTR store at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Alyssa was my stylist and she was fabulous! I had a blast trying on a bunch of dresses. I wish there were stores all over the country. I never heard of RVN but Alyssa suggested it because it is a very similar fit to Herve Leger, body con. This dress is definitely something different and I didn't see anyone wearing one in Vegas! You get an arm work out because you have to stretch it over your head, haha! I did wear spanx but this dress sucks you in. It's a fairly thick fabric but it was very comfortable and breathable. I have been lucky and loved almost every dress I have rented and this is not disappoint! My favorite dress so far, I love it! I can't wait to rent RVN again!
Bethany
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105 lbs
May 28, 2014

The perfect dress!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is amazing. First of all, the color is so vibrant and pictures don't do it justice. The ego design keeps it subtle enough for wedding guest attire. The material is veryyy thick which is great for smoothing out your figure and making you feel put together and comfortable enough to move around a lot. It's typically difficult for me to fill dresses out, but this was skin tight and it felt great. If there were any cons at all, that would be in the difficulty to remove the dress haha.. It is extremely challenging to get of but it's still wonderful.
Maya
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Jun 17, 2014

I wore this dress for a graduation party. I love this dress.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress fit perfectly. I ordered a size small and medium. I ended up wearing the medium because the small was a little shorter. Both sizes fit nice although the small was tighter. The dress does ride up a little but nothing I couldn't deal with. DEFINATELY a dress that flatters an hour glass shaped body. Tip: wear seamless underwear or commando.
Alexandra
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 30, 2014

The dress was PERFECT!!! Loved loved loved it!! Photos do not do the blue in the dress justice!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit true to size! Was very easy to dance in and I got a lot of compliments on it! :) Thank you RTR for making renting the dress soooo easy!
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124 lbs
Jul 2, 2014

COmfortable and fun dress

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit is very snug, as it is supposed to be! Pattern hides trouble areas. Great dress for an evening out!
Madison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

STYLIST REVIEW

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is the perfect option for a night out on the town! I wore this dress to celebrate my best friend's birthday in NYC and absolutely loved it! It is a thicker material but it did not make me get hot, it hugged my curves and was super comfortable! The picture of the model does not do this dress justice color wise. It appears more of a black dress with a dark blue pattern, but it is actually more royal blue with a black pattern (which I preferred much more!) It rode up a little bit when I walked, but other than that I LOVED the dress!
Noelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 27, 2014

I got my dress, clutch, and earrings in 24 hours and everything was perfect!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first time renting from rtr and I am beyond obsessed! I received my dress, clutch, and earrings in 24 hours and everything was so perfect. The dress fit perfectly and the accessories just completed the look perfectly. I got so many compliments and felt amazing! I'm so excited for the next wedding just so I can rent another outfit.
Shelli
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 22, 2014

Beautiful, super flattering dress.

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
This dress accentuated all of my curves. And the material is heavy weight therefore it smooths everything out. I felt glamorous in this dress. I would definitely rent it again.
Stacey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

Beautiful dress! Photos do not do it justice!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is definitely one of the tightest fitting I have ever worn. However, the fabric is thick enough that it is pretty forgiving and could be flattering on different body types. It could be dressed up or down for different events. I thought about wearing more jewelry but decided to stick with earrings and a chunky bracelet to avoid taking away from the beautiful pattern in the dress itself.
Katy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

It was a great night with the girls and this dress was perfect for the event

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It was definitely snug but because the fabric was on the thicker side it was very flattering. I would recommend this for a girls night out or a night out in Vegas.
Danielle
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 7, 2014

Just a dress, until you look closer

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
From far away it looks like a little black dress, but up close it's really unique! The geometric Hieroglyphics make the dress very modern. It's extremely snug, but sliming. I'm 6 months postpartum and the dress just pulls everything in. I paired with neon shoes and bag.
connie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Oct 8, 2014

daughter wore it to high school dance very comfortable! pretty royal blue color

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Tip: there is no zipper so put the dress on before you do your hair..
Chloe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 9, 2014

Great Fit and Great Color!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I ordered this for a 3 year anniversary dinner in Chicago with my boyfriend. The fit was great and the colors really pop in person. The dress is very comfortable and the material hides any imperfections you may have. I have a curvy body, so this dress showed off my assets ;). The only complaint I have is that it tended to ride up every step I took, so I had to pull it down a lot as we were walking to the restaurant. Other than that, I felt like a million bucks :) I also liked that because the dress made a statement on it's own, there wasn't really a need for over the top jewelry, just the basics.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 20, 2014

This was my backup for another occasion, but it looked so good I wore it the night before the event!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress is much more blue than the picture shows. Very comfortable and cute. I felt it was a little short for the wintertime so I put on black tights under it. But other than that I loved it!
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

Easy to wear

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my birthday party and I was very happy with this rental. The blue detail is much brighter blue than in the RTR model photo. The fabric on this dress is thick so it hides flaws which is awesome! I ordered a size S and M but never even tried on the medium because the small fit perfect. The dress has a lot of stretch to it so it can fit many different sizes easily.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 13, 2014

very different, many compliments

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress, it was very appropriate for my school's homecoming. the fabric was thick and tight but not uncomfortable at all. I effortlessly danced all night. the blue is a lot brighter than it appears, but still beautiful. there's no zipper though, thats the only downfall so if you have your hair done already and are trying to get in the dress without messing it up, good luck lol. I wore my dress to the hair salon because I didn't want to mess up my hair
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 19, 2014

Perfect dress for a bachelorette party!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It is a good dress for someone with a lot of curves. I have more of an athletic build with a small bust and narrow hips and so it did not look as great on me as I had hoped. It is a really nice thick material so it hides a lot of imperfections which is great!
Kasey
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

First RTR experience was a success!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress runs true to size, although a bit snug. However, the fabric is thick and very forgiving. The tribal design is also very slimming. The arm holes were a bit large on me, but I tend to have this problem with most dresses. Overall, this dress was a hit, and I received compliments all night!
Ashley
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 17, 2014

First RTR experience! Worn to my company Christmas dinner, was a hit there and at the local bars!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Didn't even try on the XS (backup size), small fit me perfectly and hid my out of shape tummy. I'm a DD and was worried the chest would be funky, but it wasn't! Totally would rent again.
Annie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 18, 2014

Curve flattering and unique dress that stands out at a party

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123 lbs
Jan 8, 2015

Great vibrant blue in person!

Size worn: S
Rented for: Party
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.
Kelly
Age: 24
Jan 16, 2015

Fun pattern!

Size worn: S
Rented for: Other
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.
Chelsea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 31, 2015

So many compliments!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
linda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 4, 2015

This dress is fun fun!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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!
Chris
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Mar 16, 2015

I attended a relative's b-day party in Las Vegas.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Edgy print. Hugs curves well when worn a size down. Worn with Spanx.
Lori
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 1, 2015

Worn for my bachelorette party

Size worn: M
Rented for: 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.
Erin
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 9, 2015

Perfect party dress for my birthday!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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!
Marisa
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132 lbs
Apr 12, 2015

Felt great for my 30th birthday!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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!
Danielle
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 14, 2015

Loved it and it photographs well!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Amanda
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Apr 19, 2015

The dress is very bold and the pattern makes it standout.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

Didn't wear it but I would!

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Party
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!
Angie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170 lbs
Apr 30, 2015

Flattering Thick Fabric and Pattern Design!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
May 18, 2015

not flattering

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This is a cute dress but it does not flatter! It is super tight and accentuates all the wrong areas.
E
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 3, 2015

Overall love the dress

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
it fits comfortably, easy to move in, shapes perfectly to your body and curves
Christina
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 3, 2015

AMAZING DRESS - Rented for Grad Formal - Great Fit - Lots of Compliments

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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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