Theory

Blue Helaina Dress

$365 retail

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Stylist Notes

Simple yet chic, this structured a-line Theory dress features shapely seams and side-zip pockets. Complete this monotone look with the Blue Robinson Chain Wallet by Tory Burch.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12

Product Details

Blue wool (96% Wool, 4% Elastane). Hourglass. Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Front zip pockets. 34" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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42 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(17)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
June 10, 2018
White coat!

I wore this classic shift for my white coat this spring! The length is perfect and it fit very nicely under the baggy/square shaped coat. I will say it runs a bit large- I am normally a 2 in dresses, but I ordered the 0 in this and it fit great. So size down for your backup! The material is beautiful and would be perfect for work or a summer wedding. The color is standout- you'll definitely shine in this dress! Would highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
June 11, 2018
It has pockets!

This dress is a beautiful shade of blue. It's an easy wear and very comfortable. It does run a bit large and I wish it was more fitted in the waist.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 14, 2018
Bright color, classic cut

This dress is a very beautiful shade of blue. I wore it with a blazer for work and then met up with friends afterwards. The length was appropriate and the material was light--perfect for a commute in the heat.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
July 1, 2018
Great color but Wrinkles easily

I wore this on a day I knew I would be interacting with many people at work. The color is awesome and fit was true to size, however after my commute all of the wrinkles I had straightened out that morning came back in my lap area :( I wore with a cardigan most of the day and still received compliments

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
July 13, 2018
Great for Work and Weekend

Fits great and is super comfortable. It has pockets but if you use them, you can see the outline of what's in the pocket on the outside of the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 25, 2018
Brilliant color, Smaller than usual fit for theory

Love love love the color of the dress. It is a smaller than average fit for theory. Usually in theory I wear a small but in this case an eight was certainly the right size and I definitely could not have been a six. Boyfriend said that it was like an upscale tennis dress with the zipper pockets and the slight fit and flair style which I guess I agree with somewhat. Overall it was so nice, do not size down, brilliant color, possibly too short for anyone over 5'3?in very professional environments as it may be too short. I wore it for fun.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 26, 2018
Perfect blue color

Absolutely loved the stretchy sheath. It was a bit short on me (and I'm short) and I had to pull it down during the day but the cut and color were exquisite

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
August 7, 2018
Great color and cut, but a bit short for me

The color of this dress is gorgeous! The cut is typical for Theory - a bit on the small side. The length was a bit shorter than I'd typically have for work, but it's still a great dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 9, 2018
Blue Theory - Power Dress

This is a power dress! Vibrant Klein Blue color. Great cut and light fabric for a summer workday. Classic Theory fit - structured but still comfortable to move around in. Only downside is that it wrinkles easily. #theory #kleinblue #workdress #work

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
August 15, 2018
Comfortable cute and bright

Better than I thought it would be , cute and smart!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 17, 2018
1

Beautiful color!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 22, 2018
Great dress but really wrinkles

The fit is true to size and comfortable Love the pockets But it really wrinkled while I was sitting at my desk around my stomach

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2018
Love the color

The length & fit was perfect, however this dress is a little more boxy than what I'd normally wear. I did wear it 3x though!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
August 25, 2018
Love this dress!!!

This is a great summer work dress. So many compliments. The pockets are a fun and unique detail I'm seriously considering buying this one.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 27, 2018
Have worn this dress in every color offered :)

Absolutely love these Theory dresses. Perfect for work without a cardigan. And I always try to match it up with a fun necklace since the dress is rather plain. But it's so comfy and perfect for work!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 7, 2018
Great for work

A great summer dress for work. The material is stretchy and thinner than I expected. And no one mentioned the best part - it has POCKETS! I'm 5 3 and it hit right above the knee.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
September 17, 2018
Perfect work dress!

Beautiful color, very flattering fabric and cut. This is a perfect work dress that could also be worn out to dinner after. I thought it ran a little large, especially in the bust so if you are smaller chested you may want to size down!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 163lbs
September 30, 2018
Love the blue!

Rides easily.

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
October 5, 2018
Staple, go-to dress

Perfect for a date night or casual wedding. I wore this for dinner with friends. Short but I'm also 6'0 tall! Awesome piece

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 6, 2018
Wore this to a day of interviewing candidates

Definitely a little short for work. Loose around the waist. Nice color. Had to be ironed prior to wearing. Zipper pockets are not functional. Dress was fine, but nothing to get excited about. I only rented it bc there was such limited stock of work appropriate dresses. And the only reason I would rent it again is if again there was a limited stock of work appropriate dresses.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 11, 2018
Make me feel like a fashion model

This dress is amazing. I was hesitant to get it because I have hip dip and it looks like a dress for narrow girls. However the dress actually made me look narrow. I normally wear a zero or two, I got this in a two and it was perfect. I would not size up and a zero maybe would have fit but with this cut better to size a bit up so I went with the two. Blue will pop on blondes. Nothing I can say negative about the deess, if you size it right you'll love it regardless of your frame.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 10, 2018
Cute but too big

This dress would've been really cute, but the 6 (my usual size) was just way too big. Couldn't wear it.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Age: 34
August 1, 2018
Looked great.

Loved it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 12, 2018
Cute and Simple Work Dress

I ordered this dress for work and I really liked the color and material. It is on the shorter side, so this may not be the dress for you if you aren't comfortable with that. Also, it is slightly bigger in the chest area for a smaller busted girl. Overall, cute and simple. Can be paired with jewelry to make it more dressy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
June 29, 2018
Very nice color-- got several compliments.

Great dress-- perfect for work or a business casual type event. My only issue was that it arrived a bit wrinkled and then got much more wrinkled over the course of the day as I wore it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 16, 2018
way cute - great color

loved the color

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 23
June 19, 2018
regular work day

Fits so well! The zipper pockets got a little bit stuck but if you work it they open. The color is incredible. The fabric isn't too heavy -- wore it on an almost 100 degree NYC day and I felt cool (as cool as possible, anyway).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
June 29, 2018
Beautiful flattering dress, great color!

I love this theory dress! I struggle with their clothes sometimes as some styles run large, but this was perfect. Flattering yet professional, great color but appropriate for work. Wore to work on a friday and then out for drinks. Love love!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Age: 22
July 3, 2018
loved this dress! Great color perfect for work!

loved this dress! Great color perfect for work!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 11, 2018
Love this dress... I wore it to work - but it's also perfect to wear right out to happy hour after!

Color was nice and bright. However, for small busted women - it was quite large in the chest (I'm a 32A) so I'm not sure if I should have gone a size down or not (I wore a 4).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 18, 2018
Great basic staple

Great color and fit, great for work

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 28, 2018
Nice basic and attractive work day dress.

Nice fit. Not too tight. Not too large. Comfortable and pulled together look at the same time.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 38
September 12, 2018
Loved it and wore it twice. Perfect for dinners out.

It was very comfortable and the perfect length. Loved the color.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
September 28, 2018
Great work dress, a little short

This is a great work dress that I wore to a few client meetings. I would hesitate to wear heels with itfor work since it is a little short (and I'm 5 ft 2). There are zipper pockets on the dress, but they are more for show as the dress shape would be compromised if you actually put anything in the pockets.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Age: 39
October 14, 2018
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 18, 2018
love this cut. love this color!

great dress from theory. flattering, and fun!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
October 18, 2018
Beautiful color and fit!

The color is gorgeous, the fabric is good quality, and the cut is flattering for girls with or without curves (though if you are curvier on the bottom half it might be too short for work). The dress fit my petite frame very nicely though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 23, 2018
Great dress, slightly short

Loved this dress - wore it to work. Received so many compliments. Slightly short for a conservative workplace, so I wore tights under it. Still super cute! Very comfortable too.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
October 26, 2018
N/A

I really loved this dress - it has two zip up pockets along the front and was flexible and comfortable and in my school color (I'm a teacher)! It was perfect for work with a sweater to cover my shoulders.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 12, 2018
Very cute work dress!

Received may compliments! Can be worn with a navy blazer, black, and a myriad of other toppers for work if you are in a more formal workplace.

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