Theia

Black Cover of Darkness Gown

$795 retail

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Stylist Notes

A ruffled skirt keeps this black Theia gown feeling feminine. Wear it with strappy sandals.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. High neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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74 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
October 22, 2016
Dramatic!

This dress was awesome: it fit great, was super comfortable for a long night out, and added just enough drama with the flowy skirt and pretty back. Also nice with a moto jacket over for cooler temperatures. One word of caution: the fit notes suggested a long for height over 5'-7". I am 5'-8", wore 4 inch heels and this was still way too long for me. Had to hike it up when walking all night to keep from tripping. Still a great rental - would highly recommend this dress!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 5, 2016
Perfect black dress

I wore this dress for a black tie optional wedding in December. It was classy yet the perfect fashion forward look with the neckline and back design. So comfortable too! I'm 5'7 and the regular fit perfect with heels. Another RTR success!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 12, 2016
Simple black dress with unexpected details

The fit of this dress was perfect. I'm a 34FF Uk size bra, measurements 38-30-40 on a 5'6" frame. The top was perfectly snug, though with as large as my chest is, the torso length was a little short, and the "waist bar" of fabric was about 3" higher than my natural waist. I received plenty of compliments, and accessorized simply. My only complaint was how incredibly long it was. I am 5'6", wore 4 inch heels, and the dress skimmed the floor still - I tripped all night.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 19, 2017
Gorgeous and comfortable dress!

I am 5'6" tall and wore regular size heels with this dress. The length was perfect! The skirt is so full and elegant. I received a ton of compliments. I wore padded cups, but didn't necessarily need to. There is a slit in the skirt, but I didn't realize it until later in the evening, so it isn't prominent at all. It was very comfortable and I would definitely rent it again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
February 26, 2017
Classic, conservative and beautiful!

I am 5'8" and wore 2.5" heels and this dress was a great length (if just a touch too long - however I will take too long over too short). Waist fit great, back is beautiful. I am not too busty (34 b) and the top was a tiny bit baggy, but just used some inserts into my low-back bra to fill it up. Fun dancing dress, swirls and moves beautifully even when you walk. Overall, classic/simple dress that got compliments and wasn't over the top.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
March 9, 2017
Beautiful dress. Amazing experience!

Gorgeous dress and I received compliment all evening. Comfortable. VERY long. I wore a size 8R and I am 5'4" and had to get very tall heels.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 11, 2017
One Word: Goddess

This dress is everything. Form fitting, elegant neck detail and swishy skirts. I felt confident. The material was easy to move in - danced all night! I received a ton of compliments on the design and fit especially paired with an up-do to show off the interesting back. Ladies - don't hesitate. This is the dress you've been looking for. I'm dying for another reason to wear it again. Anyone need a date to their next formal event? ;)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 18, 2017
I felt like a star!!!

I loved this dress. I received so many compliments. I felt amazing in it and it was a perfect fit.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 65
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139lbs
July 29, 2017
I left the hotel to go to the taxi so many people were in awe of the gown!

When I left the hotel to go to the taxi so many people were in awe of the gown! I felt like a princess( even though I'm sporty). I loved the swishy skirt. Just enough when you walk. I needed to wear my 4 " heels though. I might have been ok with the 8 petite but I have a long back waist length 17.5" and I'm 5'4" 36B . I tried on the 6 and it fit , but I wore the 8. Just a little more room. You do have to pick the skirt up when ascending or descending stairs!Also the hard thing about the dress is when the zipper on both sizes gets near where it crosses the satin belt area, it is very hard to get past that area on both sizes. I had to have a dress buddy!! I would have loved to keep it as it is so beautiful and classy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
August 20, 2017
Classic and elegant!

The ONLY con is that this dress is SUPER long. I fell on the dance floor because I kept getting tripped up. This dress was made to be looked at. It is gorgeous in every way. I would rent it again, but not for a party where I know I will be dancing the night away.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 27
August 22, 2017
This dress was everything and more

I'm 5'10 and rented the 8L. I always have issues with dresses being way too short on me since I'm so tall, but this dress was perfect!! With heels, it touched the floor...so if you get the long, expect it to be just that, very long. I LOVED this dress so much. It was perfect for what I needed it for and I got sooo many compliments. Can't wait to rent my next dress with RTR!!

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
August 28, 2017
The perfect dress

The dress was beautiful and fit great. Everything was perfect!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 19, 2017
Long, classy, warm

Top half of the dress is thick and I was very wam through out the night. Dress does run SUPER long. I'm 5'4" and wore a 3.5" heel and ended up tucking the front of the dress under the Satan dash just so I could walk in the dress. There is a high slit that only appeared when I sat down.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 5, 2017
Pretty but big

Very beautiful but just too big. Ran large and I couldn't wear it. Also, it's VERY long.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 13, 2017
Elegant!

I loved this dress so much! It is true it is a little long, but it was incredibly comfortable!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
January 1, 2018
Tight around ribcage

I didnt wear as this dress ia very tight around the ribcage, it is also very long

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
January 2, 2018
Not just a basic black dress

Love the back of this dress and the high neck. It was a perfect black dress with something interesting! I did just have hernia surgery on my stomach so the fit was a little snug around my rib cage but thats only because I'm still swollen. The plus of this dress is that you can easily wear high waisted Spanx and nobody will know. Theres no stretch in waist or straps that go up your back and around the neck. Very true to size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 5, 2018
Stunning black tie dress!

I wore this dress for a formal holiday event and absolutely loved it! After reading several reviews, I was nervous a long would be too long so I ordered regular sizes. I am 5'9 and the 6R was a perfect length as it just grazed the floor. Do yourself a favor and rent this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 7, 2018
Safe and pretty!

I got so many compliments but the zipper was terrible and i had a lot of difficulty getting it on and off. Beautiful dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 16, 2018
Incredible fit and super unique!

This dress was beautiful! I got so many compliments and the fit was amazing. Sad to send it back!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 30, 2018
Beautiful

Perfect!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 10, 2018
Long and flowy

I really liked this dress, it was long and flowy and I loved the high neck style. It was great for a fa wedding.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 30, 2018
This dress was incredible!

Fit perfectly! I was comfotable all night long and it was such a long party! 7 pm-7 am... i was able to dance all night long in it with no issues at all. I got the 6L and it fit perfectly with the 2 inch heels I had. For sure may rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
May 8, 2018
Loved this

Loved this dress! The fit was perfect, the petite was perfect for me (5'3), with heels and flats it worked/ very fitted on top. I have a 28 inch waist and the 8 petite fit like a glove. I wore a halter bra and was covered.

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Size worn:
10P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
May 19, 2018
Beautiful Movement

After reading the reviews I got the 8R and 10P. Good thing I did. I'm usually an 8, this dress has little to no breathing room at the waist, so definitely size up for some room during dinner. I'm 5'3" and 143 lbs and was a little over 10 weeks pregnant. The 10P fit well, still very little breathing room. However the length was perfect with 2" heels. The skirt is my favorite part of the whole dress. It has such beautiful movement. I felt so airy and light as I walked across any room. This dress is made for women with longer torsos. I had to use safety pins to pin the back straps, there's three, closer together so that way they would stay on my back. Otherwise when I was standing up they would bow out and away from my back. I'm sure that double sided fashion tape could work too. Overall I really liked this dress and would rent again after I have my baby!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 15, 2018
Perfect for the opera

This dress is fabulous! So many compliments and a sexy classy back.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 25, 2018
Beautiful dress

Beautiful dress! So interesting, unique and comfortable. Would have loved to wear it, but the 2R was too long. I'm 5'7" and will try to rent 2P if available.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 23, 2018
A solid choice!

Very comfortable and non fussy for a winter black tie affair. I felt very glamorous and received numerous compliments for the elegance of this dress.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
March 3, 2019
A little too large in the torso

I’m petite and this torso was just too long. The straps wouldn't lay flat for me.

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
November 21, 2016
I attended a formal dinner and this dress was perfect.

The dress was gorgeous and I felt very elegant the entire night! It did run a bit big so I'm very glad I got the smaller size as my backup. The dress was fairly long, I wore 4 inch heels and it was still skimming the floor a bit. Also there was some extra fabric in the boob area that made mine look very pointy, so maybe if your bust is larger it would look better! Overall a gorgeous dress!

Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 28B
Weight: 155lbs
January 22, 2017
Super fun and flowy

Ran a tad small. Super fun for dancing and really flattering. There is a slit down one side that isn't visible on the website.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
March 10, 2017
Stunning dress with beautiful movement

This dress was much prettier than I expected from the photo. It was slightly large in the bust (though I wasn't wearing a bra, which may have contributed), but looked lovely without a bra anyway. The Long length was quite long--I'm taller (5'8"), and the dress still swept the floor when I wore 5" heels. The chiffon layers of the skirt have REALLY beautiful movement--I felt lovely when walking around in it! The back is striking. I'd say the dress looks more expensive than it is.

Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Weight: 150lbs
October 15, 2017
Classy, Elegant and Very Formal

I wore this dress to my husband's company's 200 year anniversary party at a museum, which it worked great for. I chose it mostly because of the waistline as I was 4 months pregnant and wasn't sure how big my belly would be and it worked well, although it was definitely snug under the bust before it flares out. The size up ended up not being available when they went to ship and I didn't like the replacement they chose at all. This dress is super formal, very flowy, fabric heavy and should only be worn to black tie events. The 'long' is super long.. I'm 5'8" and wore 3" heels and I was still tripping on the bottom. I did receive a ton of compliments on it, but because of how much I had to fidget with the insane amount of fabric and length on the bottom, I don't think I'd rent again.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2017
I was the matron of honor in my sister's wedding and this dress was PERFECT!

This dress was beautiful, comfy, and elegant! Even with 4.5" heels, the regular length was plenty long enough. The neckline is perfect for a larger bust, and the waistline is forgiving (especially for those of us who have had kiddos lol!!). I highly recommend this one, ladies!!

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38A
Body type: Pear
October 28, 2016
material was beautiful

the dress was gorgeous, but it didnt fit me on top unfortunately. my neck is apparently very small and this dress is like a turtle neck but must fit your neck or it gaps weird. And my chest is small so that didnt help either .. otherwise I really wished I was able to wear it -- it was very flowy and feminine.

Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 39
November 15, 2016
I loved this dress.

This dress is so beautiful. The bottom is heavier than you'd think, so it drapes beautifully. There's also a leg slit that you can't see in the photo.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 15, 2016
Gorgeous dress but too long

This dress was stunning and flattering, but the 6L was SO long. There is a lot of material in the bottom half of the dress too, so because of the length, I was unable to wear the dress. I am 5'8" and the size recommendation was for anyone over 5'7" to order the long length. I tried with my 3" heels, and it was still dragging. I was not willing to wear taller heels than that. Was gorgeous though, and bummed I couldn't wear it!

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
December 16, 2016
Perfect!!

This dress fit me like a glove - I wish I could have kept this dress forever. This was a free backup dress that RTR sent me after the first backup dress was returned as damaged. (I am so glad that happened!) This dress draped beautifully, and kept me surprisingly warm on an unsually chilly Austin night. I wore a backless, strapless bra with it but the dress is a heavy enough fabric that you could go braless. (I chose to wear a bra to help fill out the darts a little more, since I'm fairly flat chested.) Would definitely recommend, and would definitely rent this dress again in a heartbeat.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
January 2, 2017
Unique and classy for a black tie.

This dress was awesome. The skirt was fun and twirly, and I hardly noticed the slit (but it was helpful when dancing). What really made the dress was the back of it. It was so cool and unique. I was able to wear a normal strapless bra with it, which was nice. I like that I didn't need to wear a necklace with the high neck line. My fiance loved it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
January 6, 2017
Sexy black formal gown with eye catching back!

This dress fit beautifully and was a stunner! I went braless because of the cut outs in the back. It's very long and flowy and elegant.

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