Theory

Ivory Irelia Dress

$395 retail

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Stylist Notes

Simple and elegant, this white Theory dress is crisply tailored. Try it with nude heels.

Size & Fit

Sized: XS-L

Product Details

Cream knit (35% Cotton, 28% Viscose, 27% Polyamide, 10% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Hourglass bodice. Full skirt. 38” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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62 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(28)
Small
(3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
March 16, 2016
So many compliments!! Could be dressed up or down.

I rented this dress to wear to one of my bridal showers, it came in perfect condition tags still on ( love when I get a dress first!!) the fabric is a nice thick knitted type. The top of the dress does have a very subtly ribbed texture but it did not feel or look like a sweater dress at all! It was perfect for March in a cooler weather climate. I probably should have ordered the XS for my body, I seem to fall between an XS and S and didn't want to risk being uncomfortable all day so I went with the small. I wore a strapless bra and did need to be mindful that it did not show in the back, the dress has a dip which is very flattering but slightly lower than expected. Overall it was wonderful and I would absolutely rent it again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
April 26, 2016
Beautiful dress

This dress was gorgeous in person. It is a heavy knit fabric which is flattering to the body but will show ever curve so I suggest wearing spanx. I was unable to wear however because the dress sent to me had two holes in the seams.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
May 4, 2016
Cute shape - comfortable

A little long in the torso, not suitable for anyone shorter than 5'7.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
March 26, 2016
Beautiful fit, cut, thick fabric. Flattering and can be worn to many different events

Beautiful fit, cut, thick fabric. Flattering and can be worn to many different events. Only con is color looks a bit worn

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
May 8, 2016
Long torso

I rented this as a possible graduation dress. It looked fine but nothing that I really liked. I'm 5 6 and the skirt is longer with a low waist. It was very tight. Would work for people with a longer torso. The material is thicker which is nice. Not a bad dress, just not for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 143lbs
June 17, 2016
High quality fabric, but shows EVERYTHING

I loved this dress and really wanted to make it work. It's a pretty LWD. Unfortunately it shows every little lump, bump and line and was really unflattering. I even tried it on with spanx and you could see the spanx through the dress! I didn't take a photo because I felt so unattractive in it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
June 19, 2016
Think white fabric

This dress is cut wide Thick fabric Off white Shows everything Sits wide in shoulders

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
August 16, 2016
Well made dress

This dress is a very heavy fabric. It photographs nicely but it is tight on the lower stomach.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
August 22, 2016
.

This dress was perfection, it fit like a glove. Would definitely rent this again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Age: 30
November 29, 2016
Pretty dress

Very pretty bright ivory color

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 14, 2017
Great photo shooting dress

Rented for the annual family photo shoot. Looked really nice.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 24, 2017
Flattering a-line with unintentional reversible neckline

Took a tip from another user and wore it normally and backwards - loved both looks.

Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
April 18, 2017
Renewal Of Vows

I liked the dress but if I had to do again I would have ordered a different one. The dress torso is very long. I folded it up under my bust to make it hit at my mid thigh. Had I not it would have been down to my knee which is not what I was expecting by the photos the other ladies that rented this dress posted. With that said I was able to adjust it and my husband loved it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97lbs
April 9, 2017
Not as fitted as I hoped

Still a decent dress. Love the material and the flare but def a little loose on my petite frame. Also a bit long on me but good for work. Love the color!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
May 16, 2017
Versitle, comfortable!

I wore this dress for my bridal shower during the day (modest high neck, fun skirt shape), and wore the dress backwards for my Bachelorette party that night (low neckline and sexy fit)! Thick fabric, no transparency. Stretchy and tight fit so no bra was necessary for night out, but I did wear sticky gel bra for the Shower, jic.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 25, 2017
Unforgiving material and fit

I'm way to curvy and busty for this dress. The color and material, feels like a mix of knit and Lycra, are not forgiving. It would be great on different body shape and someone taller.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 12, 2017
Runs big, thick uncomfortable material

This ran very large and did not look right on- the material was also too heavy fir a summer dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
August 13, 2017
Wore this dress twice

I'm 6'3" and was a little worried about the length. The fabric is thick so it made it a little warm, but helped hide any less than perfect areas on my body. Little big under the arm holes for us gals with smaller up tops. Would totally rent again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
September 16, 2017
Perfect fit

I loved the dress

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
April 7, 2018
Wore this to Congress

Wore this to Congress as part of a delegation of small businesses. It was comfortable and flattering, formal yet fun. A memorable dress and occasion!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 20, 2018
Very large arm openings

I couldn't figure out what sort of bra to wear, the arm openings were huge and everything would have shown.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 21, 2018
Ok dress

I felt like this dress showed everything and wrinkled easily for material so heavy

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
July 28, 2018
Summer white

Great fit!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 143lbs
August 13, 2018
Not made for short women

Dress made of nice, stretchy and comfortable fabric, but not made for a short 5"0 frame :(

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 3, 2019
Loved it

Fit great

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Weight: 140lbs
August 9, 2016
I wore this dress for our engagement pictures.

The dress is definitely larger for the size. Usually smalls are tight on me but this was just right. The medium was too baggy in the arm holes. It is off white which is flattering for photos. It is definitely made for those with a longer torso, I even found the drop waist a little low for me and I have a very long torso. It is thicker material but very comfortable. I would definitely rent again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 27, 2017
Great dress! Loved the look but a bit big on me.

Fit & Flare style. Overall flattering but runs a bit big. I am super petite and the XS was a bit too large.

Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
October 17, 2017
Rented for my bridal shower!

Loved the color, the fit I had to size down. It ran big in the chest/arms. Otherwise was really comfortable not to long as I am only 5 2'' hit me above my knee. Got lots of compliments!

Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
October 23, 2017
Got so many compliments!!!

I was so scared it was not going to fit due to the reviews but I actual went with the XS. Thank goodness we get two sizes. The material is a little heavy but covers any bumps from bra straps or underwear lines. I wore it backwards like the reviews suggested and it made it more appropriate for my age. Sexy but cute and perfect for my engagement party! Wish it came in other colors!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
April 22, 2018
Fun wedding dress!

I wore this dress to a wedding where the bride requested her guests wear white. The dress was so comfortable and was cute/ appropriate for the event. Thick fabric but still shows every bump!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
June 27, 2018
Great for graduation!

This dress is super comfortable to wear. It ran a little large on the top and I am a 32DD. You need to have the correct undergarments as it is clingy and will show lines.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Weight: 110lbs
April 9, 2017
Lovely cream dress, made for weeks to you hit the gym consistently.

This is a great little dress, but unforgiving. The lines made me look REALLY busty - don't need any help with that.

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 39
September 19, 2017
Cute, but not for me

It is a really thick knit and too heavy for my taste. It fit a bit snug and I didn't end up wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 133lbs
April 8, 2018
XS too small, S too big

Did not wear. XS too small and S too big. Sending back!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 1, 2016
Perfect fit! Great material. Feels expensive! Fits like a glove!

Amazing fit! Brand new, still has the tag on it! I love theory, makes you feel like a million dollars without looking like your trying. I rented to wear for Wedding Venue appointments.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 19, 2016
Cute, but short!

This dress was cute. Very simple and more informal than expected. The only reason I didn't wear it was because it's shorter than I expected. I'm 5'8" and dresses tend be a bit too short sometimes. Very cute otherwise!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 22, 2016
Nice dress, but fit wasn't for me

I liked the dress, although the fabric was heavier than I thought and I did not find it to be flattering for my midsection. Would possibly rent again but not my favorite!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 16, 2016
Body hugging but still comfortable

This is a pretty dress however there is no room for flaws. You can see everything in this material as it is very body hugging. It is a little bit on the cream colored side and almost reminded me of a tennis skirt with the pattern at the bottom. I ended up not wearing as I had rented this to take photos in and was afraid that any undergarments might be seen through it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 7, 2016
amazing dress! loved the color, fit and fabric!

it fit perfectly, and the fabric was thick which is super necessary for white! loved it, will probably rent again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 7, 2016
I have worn this dress to 2 events, a business lunch and a seminar I was hosting.

The dress made me look and feel very well put together. It is very fitted in bodice. I smoothed any bulges with spanx. I had amiring looks from other women (all of my meetings were with women). So it was a hit. Perfect summer business dress!

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