Theia

Black Swirl Back Dress

$49 to buy
$550 retail
Stylist Notes

A swirled back cutout elevates this LBD by Theia. Wear it with an updo.

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 throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black crepe (70% Triacete, 30% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Fitted skirt. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 38" from shoulder to hemline. Imported

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 13, 2016
Stylist Review!

The Black Swirl Back Dress is a great LBD option! Theia provided the perfect element of surprise with the sheer back detail. Running true to size with a side zipper, we recommend sizing up for your back up. With the open back, a NuBra is best for A - C cup sizes. The fabric has a little stretch in the hip area and hits about knee length. Pair with a great necklace and heels for the night out!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
October 14, 2016
Beautiful, but large

This is a beautiful dress. Very elegant, but a bit conservative. I spoke with a RTR "stylist" as I wasn't sure what size to get. I am 5 ft, 115, and a 32D. They suggested a 6 and an 8, so that is what I ordered. The 6 swam on me, so I didn't bother with the 8. I was told it ran very small. I think it runs large. The swirl is elegant and makes the back stand out. It was hard to tell if the front was overly conservative as it was just so large, I looked as if I was a child playing dress up in clothes from my grandmother's closet. I think if you get the right size, this can be a fantastic dress. Too big and it is dowdy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 8, 2016
Perfect dress for any occasion

I loved this dress so much, front and back, but the side where the zipper is located is awful. It bunched up and made me look like I had rolls of fat where I don't. It was so disappointing because it's so beautiful everywhere else. I couldn't wear shapewear because of the back cutout, but I don't think it would have helped anyway. I wore this without a bra or stick-on cups with no problem. The size was fitted but comfortable. The material is forgiving except for the size zipper so maybe size up if you're pear or hourglass shaped to try to alleviate that problem.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 19, 2016
Sexy back, but the front is too boring.

Didn't end up wearing this! It has a very corporate fit, so it's fine for a workday evening dress. Do not rent for a black tie or weekend evening event.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
January 3, 2017
Classy with a twist

It fit well and true to size. The dress was a little more lowcut than I had expected. I wore a nubra under and it kept wanting to peek out. I wore this to my boyfriend's work party, so I wanted something classy but a bit edgy and this dress fit the bill.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
January 26, 2017
Sexy and hides everything

I didn't want this dress but my dress order fell through and this was a backup. I was very happy with this dress that I would have never paid for by online pictures alone Pro, this looked amazing and (as a 38 C or 36 DD) I didn't need a bra or pasties. Cons, you may get hit on as it's surprisingly sexy

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
February 10, 2017
Back is the best part!

Dress was very simple in the front and wow! In the back. Fitted throughout--had to be careful on stairs as the bottom would limit the size of my steps and would suddenly stop me when bending at knee

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 131lbs
April 25, 2017
Amazing

One of a kind dress. Rented it for a dinner and concert . It was elegant and super sexy . I accessorized with an important bracelet and esrings, no pendant needed . The dress spoke by itself .

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
May 30, 2017
Striking dress with a great neckline

I wore this dress for a date at a fancy restaurant, and it was a hit. The neckline was very flattering. I'm 5'2", so I had to tape up the bottom of the dress (2-3") to get it above my knees to make a flattering silhouette. It was not skin tight, but the sizing of the hip width and chest width were great for me on the 0. I would rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 11, 2017
Business in the front, party in the back!

This dress makes you feel so sexy! I wore a cardigan over it at work but afterwards, it's all check this out! The dress fits like a glove and I can't say enough good things about the back!

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 150lbs
September 27, 2017
dress was comfortable and looked amazing.

This dress fit perfect... I wore it for a Christmas party and was complimented on it all night. I always feel when I wear short, tighter dresses I am always having to adjust it or pull it down when I stand but I never had to with this one... it was a great dress...

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
June 20, 2018
This dress made me feel sexy, refined and elegant.

I'm 5'4", and the dress hit right below the knee, which made the dress feel classy and appropriate for the party. I'd also say this dress ran a tad big (only a tad!). I am between 12-14, and I was worried that the 12 would be snug, but it fit just perfect. The design on the back was perfection, and I received several compliments. The mesh on the back is black, but under the light, it will practically match your skin tone. The curve of the mesh opening was just perfect to hide any "love handles" and to accentuate the center of the lower back. You have to forego underwear or shapewear. The front cleavage was a little low and open, but not enough to feel like I was flashing the girls. You also have to forego a bra. I used bra stickers.

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