Theia

Block Party Gown

$130 – $150 rental?
$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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88 reviews
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Large
(4)
True to Size
(49)
Small
(4)
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
October 5, 2015
Wore this for a formal portrait
It was a beautiful dress and it fit very well. I wore it with 4-inch heels and it was about perfect.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
October 6, 2015
Usher played in a ballroom!
This dress is really pretty. Because I'm not quite 5'5", I have chosen to go with the short to long look twice with RTR -- both have worked out well because they aren't too long in the front. I am smaller chested so the 4 R should have worked, but I was trying it on without my husband to zip me up and couldn't get it up on my own. I had to get it to the cleaners to be steamed (only drawback) so just went with the 6 R to be safe. I loved the dress but the fabric is a bit heavy. I think it would be perfect for formals in the winter -- black tie weddings and such.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 12, 2015
It was a very formal event, black tie.
The dress fit perfectly and was very slimming. Received many compliments!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
October 29, 2015
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Gorgeous dress, even more beautiful in person. It did run a little big, because for me it was a little loose around the waist but everything else fit perfectly, i am 5'3" and got the 4R. Also loved that it has pockets.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
November 5, 2015
This dress was a hit. I got compliments all night look and from people I didn't even know!
True to size, very form fitting on top and flowy at the bottom
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Other
Age: 37
November 5, 2015
Perfect dress for the CMAs!
The fit was perfect!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 8, 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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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 11, 2015
Lots of compliments
I wore the size 4 and the 6 probably would have been better but it was unavailable. I did squeeze into it - had to have an assist to zip. Incredibly tight around my rib cage and waist. I wore high rise Spanx which made it possible. The fabric doesn't have any give. Beautiful colors, quality heavy weight material. I love the high / low style which makes tripping less likely. There was a rip in the train - in the shape of an L and I used some two sided tape to keep it from flapping open. No one noticed it because it was near the bottom and dark. It's a bra friendly dress which I like.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
November 23, 2015
It was nice to be comfortable and still formal.
The dress fit true to size. It did need to be ironed, but that was quick and easy. It was comfortable and figure flattering. I loved that in a room full of long dresses this offered the same formal look but was more unique and different. I wore it to our yearly Marine Corp Ball.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
November 24, 2015
I loved it!
I rented this for my sister's wedding. I was the only one in the bridal party so I was able to pick any dress. This dress fit perfectly and was so flattering. I've never received so many compliments, seriously! Pockets proved helpful for stashing my sister lipstick!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 39
October 29, 2015
Awesome dress! Was fun and comfortable to wear. The pockets were a great bonus. The
A little tight through the chest.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
December 3, 2015
This dress is gorgeous. It was perfect for my black tie affair.
This dress is striking. It fits true to size as described in the materials. I usually wear a 2 but ordered the 0 which was the right decision. The high/low hemline works well for different heel heights. I am 5'6" and wore 3 inch heels and it just hit the ground in the back. The dress is also very easy to walk in. The pockets are a bonus. Large chested women may find the top a little snug but for the small to average bust it was fine. I wore with a chunky pearl necklace for contrast and simple earrings. The dress doesn't need much embellishment since it is so beautifully made. I received many compliments.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 7, 2015
Excellent Elegance
As an athlete with a wider back, it was tough to get the dress to zip because of the location of the fabric change. But once it was on the dress fit like a glove and was actually very comfortable. Fabric isn't too heavy and very silky soft. This is my one chance a year to get fancy, and the dress definitely helped make the night a great one. I felt like Madam President.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 9, 2015
I felt so classy and glamorous in this dress! It was perfect for a black tie event with colleagues.
Everything about this dress was amazing. The fabric was heavy (in a good way) and felt luxurious, and the fit was perfect. I loved the short hem in the front and the mini-train at the back (maybe that was just because I was wearing the long size, but it was great). The fit was also great - true to size - and the dress has pockets! I got so many compliments throughout the evening. I wish I could have kept it!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
December 15, 2015
Wore this to a black tie wedding, and it worked perfectly! The dress is quite elegant.
Fits to size, but couldn't wear a bra underneath (wasn't needed though). I loved the bottom trim the most. Great way to wear something form fitting, but still be conservative. The pattern also creates a nice shape. What's also great is the sleeves cover any underarm fat because they're high :)
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
January 20, 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.
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 29, 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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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 9, 2016
Stunning dress for a Patriotic Black Tie Gala
I'm typically between a 0 and a 2 but the 0 was WAY too tight. The 2 was absolutely perfect. I received compliments all night. And I appreciated being modestly attired at DAR Gala. It's a very tight bodice so definitely check the size chart on the dress. it fits true to size. I can't imagine having a large bust than I did and fitting into the 2. The difference between the blue and black is much less pronounced in person which was slightly disappointing just due to the theme, but I seriously can't compliment this dress enough. I wish I didn't have to return it... And the RTR crew was amazing. the first dress I order didn't fit in the least and so they overnighted this dress to me but when I checked the tracking on Friday it said it wasn't going to be delivered until MONDAY!!! I called customer service borderline freaking out because there was no way the original dress was going to fit. The wonderful woman I spoke with found the same dress in the correct sizes and had them overnighted to my hotel with delivery required before 6 PM (my event was at 9)
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
February 10, 2016
This dress made me feel fancy! It's fit was super comfortable and flattering.
The bodice fit tight, but it was great not needing to wear a bra. I loved the pockets, super handy for carrying corkscrews... but not big enough for my iPhone 6S plus. The long was the perfect length to wear with a 3" heel. The high low hemline was flattering and made the skirt feel super floaty. I got a ton of compliments on the dress, and it was so easy to wear that I was relaxed the whole evening.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
February 10, 2016
This is a very sitter dress great for someone with a small waist. I received tons of compliments.
a very tailored fit for someone with small to medium boobs and a small waist and maybe a bigger rear end that they want to hide!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 10, 2016
Beautiful and comfortable dress. I received many compliments on this dress.
The Theia dress fits true to size, It could have been a bit longer, but I loved the high low affect of the hem line. I asked for a 4 and a 6R. Both dresses had small rips in the back lining of the hem. I suppose they have been stepped on by previous renters. RTR offered to send a 6L to replace, but I chose to wear the Regular. I can wear a size 4 or 6, but have discovered over the years of renting from RTR designer dresses run small. I wore 3 inch heels.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 14, 2016
Elegant perfect fit and comfortable
My back-up size of a different dress was unavailable. I picked this dress out of necessity. It is so pretty in person and you can really feel the quality. It was perfect for my formal patriotic event. I still felt fresh and beautiful at the end of the evening. I wish I didn't have to send it back.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 14, 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!
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
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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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 22, 2016
Loved the color blocking
Amazing dress, great quality and I received TONS of compliments
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
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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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 6, 2016
Absolutely beautiful!
This dress was wonderful. It fit perfectly, the material was beautiful and very structured. I am a classical violinist and I rented it to perform at the ceremony for an award I was receiving, and I received compliments on the dress all night.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 6, 2016
I have never been complimented as often as I was in this dress!
I LOVED this dress! It was comfortable and incredibly flattering. I've never received as many compliments as I did in this dress. It fit me perfectly and the train made me feel like a princess all night. As it was a work event, I wanted to feel like I could really move and this dress made me feel that way! I was able to wear it with flats and the pockets came in handy for holding my walkie-talkie as well as an iPhone and a portable charger during the event. Additionally, I loved having a dress that I could wear a full bra with, as that is always more comfortable than a strapless!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 7, 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: 40
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 2, 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!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
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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Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
April 20, 2016
It was a formal gala.
The fit was perfect and it was comfortable and the colors were really pretty together. I received a lot of compliments on the dress. Sorry I don't have photos to share. I would highly recommend this dress.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
April 24, 2016
POCKETS!!!!!
The pockets were a great plus and people loved the dress. This was tight for me around the waist but wonderful in every other area.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 59
April 26, 2016
The wedding.
I ordered an 8 and a 10. Ended up with the 8. Super comfortable. Got lots of compliments that evening and weeks to follow.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
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:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
October 14, 2015
As a speaker at the wedding, this dress made me feel cofident and elegant!
This dress is great for shorter women like myself (5'2" and 5'5" with heels). I tried on long dresses at Rent The Runway and they were all way too long even with heels on. This dress was perfect as it was a high-low dresses meaning it's shorter at the front so that I'm not tripping over myself and it's longer at the back.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
January 4, 2016
I wore this dress to a NYC art gala and it was definitely one of the few outfits that stood out!
The fit was perfect! I am normally either a size 4 or a 6 but I went with the 6 and it fit like a glove. I am 5'5" and I got the regular length and it also was the perfect length (although I did wear it with 2 inch heels). The onlyyy flaw that I could think of in the dress itself is the fact that the blue is a bit shiny and I'm not too crazy about that thicker material they used and the feel of it. I would probably rent this dress again for another party.
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