Theia

Block Party Gown

$696.50 to buy
$995 retail
Stylist Notes

This classic Theia gown gets a modern spin with a shimmering finish and color blocking. Throw on a pair of statement earrings for an effortlessly elegant look.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12 & plus 14W-22W, 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'').

Product Details

Blue faille (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Full skirt with side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 49.4” from neckline to shortest hem. See size and fit tab for length.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 43
October 15, 2015
Simply elegant = stunning

I normally wear a 2 on top and a 4 below... This gown runs a tad small. It's a simple A line- with pockets!!! Not overly heavy or puffy. Sleek and elegant lines. It was the perfect gown for a black tie wedding. I received many compliments all evening.

Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Other
Age: 39
November 6, 2015
Perfect dress for the CMAs!

The fit was perfect!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 9, 2015
Beautiful fabric, color and shape-unique and great for dancing

Beautiful color blocking with the blue and black made this flattering and unexpected. The fabric is substantial and the cut of the skirt means it moves elegantly. Also, pockets! I tried on the 6 which was a pretty close fit to the 8. Both were quite fitted through the bodice. If you have broad shoulders/a big chest, go with the bigger size

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
January 21, 2016
Didn't wear-too small in chest

I really liked this dress, however it was too tight in the chest. I am 5'6" and I felt the long was the right length.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 30, 2016
Gorgeous dress!

This dress fit like a dream... Wore it for the formal portion of our engagement shoot. Perfect length, I am 5 ft 9 in and wore this with ~3 inch heels. The high-low hem was amazing, the quality of the fabric was seriously luxurious and it had pockets! Can't go wrong with this dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 15, 2016
Amazing dress! Stunning!

This dress was the backup, as the one I ordered must have been out of the size I requested. I was disappointed as this had never happened to me with RTR, however after trying it on I was thrilled! This dress is stunning! Very modern and gorgeous! You can wear a regular bra and it is obscenely comfortable. I will rent this one again... The first RTR dress I have wanted to rent twice!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 6, 2016
Great fit!

I wore this for my engagement shoot and was so happy! The material feels great. True to size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 8, 2016
Beautiful dress!!

The size I wanted suddenly became unavailable two days before my event. I asked for this to be sent anyway. I loved it even though I didn't wear it. Beautiful fabric and colors. Had my size been available this would have been THE perfect dress for my event. Will definitely consider renting this one again and hope my size doesn't disappear. It's beautiful!!

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
March 13, 2016
I loved the fit of the dress (and the pockets)! It was a beautiful gown.

The fit was great and comfortable to wear.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 3, 2016
The dress was as expected. My daughter was attending a formal military ball, the dress was perfect.

The fit was perfect. The way the dress flows was very elegant and my daughter really loved that it has pockets. She was the envy of the girls because the dress was gorgeous AND had pockets.

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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
April 8, 2016
The dress itself is really pretty and flattering. However, it runs EXTREMELY LARGE!

I rented this gown for myself for a black tie wedding. Unfortunately, my mom had to wear this gown instead because it was about 4" too big all over the bodice! It runs extremely large. She is a little bit bigger chested than myself, so she wore it - but the 18 was still REALLY BIG on her. I would suggest ordering a size or two smaller!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147lbs
October 4, 2015
It fit like a glove. Everyone complemented me on it!

I did have to iron it before I put it on, but other than that, it was a stunner. It was comfortable, and I had so many compliments. Highly recommend.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 28, 2016
Great dress, but runs large

LOVELY dress, ordered it as my second style, and I think I would have gone with this to wear. But it was way too big for me, even though I'm usually comfortably in a 14.

Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
February 7, 2016
The dress was beautiful, fit perfect and brought my look to life.

I originally ordered the dress in a 6R but it didn't fit because I know I'm only squeezing into a 6. This dress is true to size so be realistic about what you can wear. I also ordered it longer because I wanted it to touch the ground. The 8L was a perfect fit. I don't have much in the chest area and the bodice fits so that worked perfect. I had to order the 8L the day before and it was at my house by noon the next day for my event that evening. Customer service is amazing!! The dress was well packaged and free of any stains or smells. I loved the dress and received so many compliments. I will not hesitate to order another gown.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
April 3, 2016
Wow, what a dress! Loved the color, style and fit plus the pockets were an added bonus.

I received so many compliments on this dress and felt so great in it. A stand out choice for a formal wedding. The fabric is thick and comfortable and the high-low hemline made it move nicely.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
September 27, 2015
Nice dress

This dress is beautiful, but was a tad small because I have a large bust.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Body type: Full Bust
May 15, 2016
Gorgeous dress sent as sub by RTR, but a size too big

Gorgeous feel and a lovely gown but a size bigger than I needed. I usually have to go to an 18 to fit the bust but the Theia gowns haven't had that issue. This dress would have been a great fit for the business gala I attended if it had been the right size. I'll definitely rent this in the future. The hem is just right so the front shows off shoes and the back creates a train. Pockets are a great addition and the heavy satin means it flatters the figure (skimming over flaws). The navy and black combo is gorgeous and the modest neckline means no worry about over sharing. This could be enhanced by accenting it with a belt - I was going to use a wide elastic one. The construction is fantastic with great support for the hem and overall just really well made. The pressing was imperfect on the bust seams but that can be easily remedied.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 20, 2016
Belle of the Ball!

The dress I really wanted was not available on the dates I needed, but now I'm so glad it wasn't! I received numerous compliments on this dress. It was so comfortable and even hid the food baby I developed after dinner! The cut is great for someone who wants a defined waste but has a little chunk near the hips to hide. I did not want to turn it in. :/ I would rent it again in a heart beat!

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Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
June 26, 2016
This dress is too much fun!!

This dress was stunning and super easy to wear. Tons on compliments I felt really beautiful. I am normally a 20 and the 18L fit just like I hoped it would. The fabric is a great heavy satin so it moves really well and was perfect for dancing all night at my brother's wedding. There is mesh boning in the skirt and my dress was starting to curl a bit from it being worn and shipped, but I doubt anyone noticed.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
July 15, 2016
Was very happy !

Came on time was as seen in picture came with a return label and went right back !

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 23, 2016
Beautiful dress, great fit

I received a ton of compliments on this dress. The style was perfect for an evening wedding. Fitted at the top and room to show my dance moves on the bottom. I am a 6 top and 8 bottom so prefer a more A-line dress if I can't try on. I'm not busty and the top fit me well, that may be a problem for anyone who is more well endowed up top. Several people asked if I had it made because it fit so well. Loved it, will go with this designer again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 131lbs
August 31, 2016
Runs small

The blue was a little more dull in person. But absolutely gorgeous! Did not fit - too small. I recommend ordering 1 or 2 sizes up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
September 26, 2016
Gorgeous dress

I wore this dress to a fundraiser gala and received many compliments. It was very comfortable to wear as well. I am 5'4" and 4R was a perfect length with a medium sized heel. The top was a slightly big but I am pear shaped/small chested. I'm glad I rented this dress!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
October 23, 2016
Perfect dress for a black tie event!

Stylish, ageless and comfortable! Fits true to size, fitted bodice and A line skirt made this chic and comfortable. The high low hem hem gave it a flirty flare. I didn't want the train effect, so I wore the regular length, dress just brushed the heel of my shoes in the back. Cell phone and lipstick fit in pockets. Color was regal and just enough sheen to dazzle! Tons of compliments all night. Another RTR win!

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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 12, 2016
I felt beautiful!

This was not the original dress I picked out, however the size I needed was not available as the previous renter didn't return the dress (frustrating). The dresses that were sent to me were too big. I called a stylist Friday morning and picked out this dress. It was sent out Overnight to the destination were the wedding was taking place. AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE I was nervous about this dress, worried it was going to be too small.... IT FIT PERFECT! It looked amazing and classy. The colors were beautiful, the fabric was luxurious. I received many compliments, even by complete strangers! It was a perfect dress for a formal winter wedding. I WILL DEFINITELY USE RENT THE RUNWAY AGAIN!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 15, 2016
My favorite rental so far

Rented this for a banquet i host. I am constantly moving and standing g in front of a large crowd - this dress was perfect. Great fit, fun pockets, easy to move around in, and super classy. It's my favorite dress so far, I wish it lived in my closet!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220lbs
December 21, 2016
Too much material for larger women

This was a backup dress I didn't end up wearing. The material was luxurious and design beautiful though. I am very pear shaped so the top was loose and made the dress look dumpy on my frame. Just not the right cut for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 260lbs
January 7, 2017
A well fitting Dress

The dress it's phenomenal. The lane to me seemed a little off because I am 58 and it seemed a little short. However the pockets are a huge bonus and the dress fit very well

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WP
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 46
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 215lbs
February 5, 2017
Glamorous and Comfortable

I am 5'1' and this dress fit very well. The material and color were excellent. I was pleased with this dress for my black tie event.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
March 27, 2017
Perfect for black tie wedding

I didn't order this dress, and it didn't stick out to me online, but once I tried it on, I loved the dress! It made me feel pretty and I really love the material, fit and movement of the dress. It actually came as my back-up size for a different dress, but I ended up liking this dress better than the one I had ordered.

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Size worn:
18WP
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
April 28, 2017
This was a backup style when the dress I rented was unavailable

Although a little short bc Im 5'9, the petite fit great!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WP
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 53
June 3, 2017
The dress fit like a glove. It accentuated my waist beautifully

The fit was great. Snug on top so I didn't need to wear a bra. I'm 5'0 tall and the petite dress was unavailable. I ordered the 18 R and it was too long. I received many compliments on the dress.

Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
June 17, 2017
Lots of compliments

The dress was beautiful. Runs large on the top , the smaller size was unavailable for my event. Dress started to feel heavy by the end of the night. Overall the dress was fun to wear.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 20, 2017
Beautiful silhouette

The shape of the dress is gorgeous and the deep royal blue is really elegant.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 11, 2017
Elegant gown for a black tie wedding

It was a last minute change of plans so I ended up with a dress that was a little too long, but I loved it. It's higher in the front than the back so I still couldn't trip on it! I picked the dress out at the Topanga RTR store after my other options didn't fit. It is beautiful when you see it in person, even better than the pictures. I got tons of compliments so RTR got free advertising all night.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 17, 2017
Perfect for elegance

The dress was extremely elegant. I went to a gala for my dad's fraternity and was complemented multiple times on the gown. Now because I'm short, I had to wear extremely tall heels unfortunately. It does not come for fun size people. Nonetheless I felt very poised just wearing the dress. Great fit and breathable. No tightness after the 4 course meal.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
November 7, 2017
Perfect for Black Tie Event!

I loved wearing this dress. Comfortable, classy, showcases cute shoes and most importantly? POCKETS! No special undergarments required, top half is perfectly fitted and a bit tight if you're well endowed. Elegant fabric and color block. I'd pair with larger earrings and no necklace.

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Size worn:
16WP
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
November 19, 2017
Elegant + Modern Classic

The dress fits true to size. The fabric is rich and gorgeous. The style lines create a modern twist on a classic and elegant silhouette. Plus the dress has pockets !!!! Tons of compliments and the perfect look for the wife of the best man !

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 24, 2018
Perfect dress for a gala!

Fit well. Good for a shorter girl. Black and blue combo is beautiful and perfect for a gala

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 38
February 17, 2016
Dress is very classy and glamorous. Exceeded my expectations and is perfect for a formal event!

Can I just say that this dress is amazing!! Reluctantly, I chose this as a back-up option after I wasn't able to receive my original dress due to damage (ladies, let's be kind to the dresses!). This dress worked so much better and was more than I could have imagined. Needless to say, I could not have been happier with it. Truly a gorgeous gown that makes you feel elegant and was by far the most comfortable dress I've ever worn. Many compliments and would rent it again! I could have worn the 2L, but it wasn't available.

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