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Monumental Lace Sheath

$61 rental
$345 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Give classic an update in this fitted long sleeve lace Theory dress. Add some extra sparkle with Erickson Beamon’s Amethyst Collage Ring.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted – slight stretch allows for comfortable room in hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh -(on a 5'7" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted – slight stretch allows for comfortable room in hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh -(on a 5'7" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black lace over white lining (72.2% nylon, 27.2% polyester). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. A-line skirt. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined (100% silk). 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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69 reviews

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Small 17
True to Size 51
Large 1
Photos 35
Mallory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 10, 2012

Incredibly classy yet bold!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was beautiful, classy and made me feel incredible. I also thought this dress was very flattering and made me feel thinner than the backup dress I chose. I ended up wearing a different dress (I chose this dress as my 2nd style) but it wasn't without great hesitation and 2 days of debating. I wish I had another party to wear this dress to because I would definitely rent it again. The kate spade new york japanese pearl earrings were also an amazing compliment to this dress. It was like the two were made together. For $15 I would definitely recommend renting those to go with it! No other jewelry is even necessary. I also bought a pair of opaque black tights that looked nice under the dress but I ended up going bare-legged. =] Overall the fit was great. True to size I'd say. I rented a 2 and a 4 and would've probably worn the 2. The zipper in the back is easy to pull up too. Even in the 2 I was able to get into and out of the dress by myself, I didn't need to have someone zip me up or unzip me, which is always a plus.
Sam
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 11, 2012

Sexy lace sheath!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Such a great dress! I wore this on a date and my boyfriend couldn't stop staring! It has a tiny bit of stretch, but runs a bit narrow in the hips if you are bigger on bottom like me, so I kept having to pull it down when walking around. Otherwise, fit perfectly! Will definitely rent this one again :)
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
Dec 20, 2012

So elegant yet easy and gorgeous lace!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit true to size, not too short, got compliments all night!
Chelsea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Apple
Dec 26, 2012

Fits great, felt sexy and comfortable!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my friends birthday party and felt so great all night long. It fit very comfortably and I was able to dance without worying about it being too tight or short. I normally would not rent a LBD since I own so many, but as soon as I put this on I fell in love with it. I recommend this for women of all shapes and sizes!
Laura
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 27, 2012

This was my first time renting and the entire process went smoothly. Great customer service!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I love this dress and received so many compliments! My boyfriend even offered to buy the dress after he saw it on me :) It arrived clean and had no signs of wear and tear. All of the lace hems were in perfect condition. I wore the dress for a family Christmas party and the length was perfect, not too short. The only complaint was that the sleeves were about an inch too long and not as tight as they appear in the model's picture. Overall, I would highly recommend this dress!
Kahlie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 2, 2013

Worked perfectly for my Masquerade NYE Party! Mysterious and Sexy

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit like a glove. I am a size 4 and it was a true size 4.
Kathleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jan 2, 2013

Great NYE dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a NYE party and it was perfect. The fit was pretty true to size and the long sleeves helped with the cold temperatures. The slip under the lace can be a little see through so make sure all under garments are nude colored. My boyfriend loved this dress too and I am thinking of renting it again. It would be great so really any winter event!
Patricia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 11, 2013

Gorgeous dress! Husband couldn't stop staring all night.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Wore it for a New Year's Eve party. I felt glamorous and got many compliments throughout the night. It was comfortable and kept me warm during the walk from the party to our hotel.
Vanessa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 172 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Love the dress, and everyone that saw me in it loved it too!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
loved it!
Kait
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Felt gorgeous and got compliments all night!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to my fiance's company holiday cocktail party. It was a great mix of fun and sexy but not too over the top for a company event. The sleeves were great for warmth and also made it a bit more conservative. I was worried that, being a short gal, the length would be too long but it was perfect! I think it would work for girls of any height, just know it will be more of a mini if you are tall. The bust wasn't too tight, which sometimes happens for me with dresses with this neckline. I got compliments all night and got to share the RTR secret with a few lucky ladies!
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 12, 2013

Enjoying a 30th Birthday dinner with my husband in NYC

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I thought the dress was a little short but I wore it in the winter so I was able to wear tights!
BRS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 15, 2013

Gorgeous Dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress - wore it to a work Christmas party and it was the perfect combination of sexy and conservative. The dress was in excellent condition and showed up in tags, never worn! It was quite fitted at the waist and hugged hips as opposed to being a sheath - style. Spanx helped keep the tummy in! Wore with black pumps and green and white drop earrings from RTR too.
Cristina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 28, 2013

HOT HOT HOT!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a NYE party. I have to say that RTR never fails me when it comes to my dress rentals. After eating like crazy over the holidays, I was scared to try on a dress that would expose my bigger areas. This dress sucks it in and hugs your body in a good way. I felt amazing!
b
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 24, 2013

perfect dress for an early spring wedding

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
wore this dress with nude pumps. it was extremely comfortable and lots of compliments all night. my bf loved it as well :)
Ashley
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
May 11, 2013

This dress was amazing!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I received so many compliments on this dress. I wish I could purchase it!!1 I wore a belt to with it because the waist was a little big.
Sophia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
May 20, 2013

I loved this dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was awesome! Very comfortable, and mostly ran true to size. The only thing was that the bust was a little tight, but that really didn't get in the way of anything and it was still comfortable and I could dance in it easily!
Justyn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 15, 2013

Using RTR for the first time was so easy and fun. I'll be sure to use it for my next event.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for a black-tie optional wedding in NYC. It does run a little short but offset by the long sleeves and great for summer nights. It was comfortable and easy to dance in and I was really happy with the fit.
danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 20, 2013

Loved feeling comfortable and cute

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my backup dress and I thought the pictures made it look sort of like a table cloth. However, when I put it on it looked great. It was the prefect length and made of great materials. The zipper in the back is gold fyi. I wore it with black platform peep-toe pumps and gold accented earrings. The only issue I had with this dress is the chest area. I am a 32DD and there wasn't much room for me in there, and the fabric doesn't stretch. If I would have gone a size bigger the dress would have been too big in the waist. I got tons of compliments on my dress and felt appropriate, sexy and classy for the outdoor wedding I attended. I would absolutely recommend it.
Amanda
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 2, 2013

Beautiful, classy dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my 10 year HS reunion and had an absolute blast wearing this dress and received a TON of compliments. It arrived in great condition (sometimes a lace dress looks frayed and used) but this dress looked fantastic. I'm 5'1'' and fluctuate from 120-124lbs and am noticing that I wear a size 4 in RTR dresses (I'm a 2 in normal clothes like from The Limited, Banana, etc.) The only thing I found surprising was that the dress was shorter than I realized. Being that I'm so short, I'm used to dresses hitting me at the knee but as you can see from the picture, it hit at a comfortable/normal length BUT if I was dancing and moving my arms around, I'd have to give it a little tug to keep it down. Other than that, everything else was perfect... even the arm length. I'd absolutely recommend this dress to others and might even rent it again for New Years. :)
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 2, 2013

Loved this for a Christmas Date Night!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Comfy, cute and a great fit! Loved this dress for dinner out with my husband for Christmas!
Obi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 13, 2013

This was a great birthday party dress! Got a ton of compliments!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit very well! A little less room around the arms/shoulders, but overall good.
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 15, 2013

It came early!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this for a television appearance. My stomach is my problem area and I felt like the white behind the lace accentuated this, even with Spanx. I received the 8 and 10, both fit but I just didn't feel confident in it.
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 21, 2013

Great dress for a company holiday party!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to my company's holiday party. There wasn't a ton of give so I'd recommend getting a size UP for your backup size just in case. Also, I'm 5'2" (or 5'3" on a good day) and the dress was pretty short even on me so that's just something to keep in mind if you are taller.
Stephanie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 23, 2013

love it!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The fit runs small especially with someone who is busty. Other than that no complaints!! I got many compliments :)
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185 lbs
Jan 6, 2014

Flattering for plus-sized ladies!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to my boyfriend's office party at the aquarium. I was worried about the fit because I am borderline plus-size; sometimes I'm a 12, sometimes a 14, and the largest size in this dress is 12. It fit a little snug around the hips and I had to keep pulling the slip down since it is shorter to begin with, but overall I really liked it. I felt like the most beautiful one there, and certainly the most classy! The sleeves are just lovely, and the dress was comfortable temperature-wise. The other reviews really helped by saying this dress is pretty true to size. I am very small in the bust but have a larger rib cage and it still fit well all around. The dress itself was in great condition. I seriously wanted to keep this dress since it's hard to find fashionable but flattering pieces in the larger sizes! The whole RTR experience was awesome, I will be renting from them again! Thanks RTR!
amanda
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Jan 28, 2014

Got so many compliments at wedding and when I posted pictures. I loved this dress.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wear a size 4 pants but have a broad back so I always have to have a larger dress size so I can zip it up. The 8 worked but was too tight around the bust. Went with the 10, the length was perfect.
Mandy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Mar 3, 2014

I got this dress to celebrate my 30th Birthday!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I LOVED this dress!! I wish I could keep it! It made me feel really beautiful, sexy and elegant all in one!! I was getting compliments all night. Definitely the best way to turn 30! :) :)
carey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 23, 2014

Very cute, classy, sophisticated.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I ended up not wearing this dress, but it was adorable. Sleeves were a little uncomfortable, but the length and fit of this dress otherwise was perfect. This would be great for an evening wedding or formal party. I was going to a daytime concert event and felt this would have been a little too dressy.
Lucy
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 13, 2014

Really beautiful dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a formal cocktail engagement party. After reading the reviews, I decided to get a size bigger for the backup size. The 2 fit absolutely perfectly, and was extremely flattering, but it had very little extra space for sitting or dancing. I definitely don't wear short dresses often, so was a little self conscious of the length. I hoped the size 4 would provide some extra length, and it did, but it unfortunately also had a little too much extra space, with odd gathering in the tummy and hip area. I thought maybe it was because it was a little stretched out, but that might just be the nature of this dress - if it fits it's like magic, if it doesn't it's really not flattering at all. I would definitely recommend it, though, and imagine it flattering lots of body types. I got tons of compliments, and it made me feel awesome. It's also beautifully made and comfortable. It's a dress I would definitely consider buying some day, because it's appropriate for so many settings and occasions and you can wear so many different shoes and accessories for different looks. It would be a great investment!
Melissa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 1, 2014

Great Lace Fabric

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Really loved this dress. Got lots of compliments. It was a very nice lace. Definitely a tight dress and spanx were needed. Length was short but not an issue.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
May 18, 2014

Great winter dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress, the lace detail was really nice. No issues with the fit. It was short but appropriate for NYE.
Lindsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
May 20, 2014

This is such a flattering dress and perfect for the winter.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this for my birthday in December and it was very comfortable.
Shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
May 21, 2014

Dress was rather boring.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
It was unflattering and just sort of, blah and dull. Luckily this was my backup dress and I ended up wearing my first choice anyways, so it was no harm, no foul.
Brittany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Jun 19, 2014

Plenty of compliments

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
It ran a bit small, but that was my fault. I had to lie on the floor while my friend zipped me up and had to get up super slow....hahahaha As the night progressed, I felt better about the fit
Jaime
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

I received so many compliments on this dress. It was the perfect length for my petite frame.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was perfect and it looked really sexy and classy at the same time. I am pretty short so the length worked really well for me. The sleeves were a little looser than I thought but no one could tell but me..... Had so many people compliment me on this dress.
erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Jun 29, 2014

I loved that Tedy Bruschi saw me in this dress!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was awesome! It fit perfect. And I loved how it was black and white, so I could add some color with shoes, jewelry, etc. I also usually get nervous about long sleeves because I sweat a lot, but this one was all "open" so it was nice to get some air flowing through!
Maria
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 30, 2014

This was a beautiful dress. The lace material was very high quality.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Unfortunately, never got to wear the dress because the zipper could not go up by just one person trying to zip it! Make sure you have an extra hand or 2 around to help you. I am hourglassy shape (curvy) with a booty. The zipper starts pretty low so getting it zipped up without assistance is practically impossible. I even tried to use a hanger and nothing :( I needed someone to pull and hold dress together while someone else zipped me. This is super hard if you are curvy and I did'nt want to break or zip the zipper. FYI - material is kinda thick so don't think it's best for the summer. Maybe OK for a indoor wedding with an AC... RTR was so accommodating and gave me a credit back for another rental!! OMG thank you HANNAH!!! This company is awesome and even though it didn't work out I will make sure to keep trying and be happy with my next rental :)
Reid
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 2, 2014

Great dress for holiday party!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit great, I usually wear a zero and that was the perfect size. Many compliments
Francesca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

I didn't wear, didn't fit properly

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
loose fabric underneath bunched up, causing the lace not to lay flat. Wasn't flattering, Wound up not wearing.
Carrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
May 8, 2015

LOVED

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Great hemline and fit for petites!
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