Monumental Lace Sheath

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$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
Fit
Large1
True to Size51
Small17
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 8, 2015
LOVED
Great hemline and fit for petites!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 8, 2014
I didn't wear, didn't fit properly
loose fabric underneath bunched up, causing the lace not to lay flat. Wasn't flattering, Wound up not wearing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 2, 2014
Great dress for holiday party!
Fit great, I usually wear a zero and that was the perfect size. Many compliments
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
June 30, 2014
This was a beautiful dress. The lace material was very high quality.
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 :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
June 29, 2014
I loved that Tedy Bruschi saw me in this dress!!
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!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 23, 2014
I received so many compliments on this dress. It was the perfect length for my petite frame.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
June 19, 2014
Plenty of compliments
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
May 21, 2014
Dress was rather boring.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
May 20, 2014
This is such a flattering dress and perfect for the winter.
I wore this for my birthday in December and it was very comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 18, 2014
Great winter dress
Loved this dress, the lace detail was really nice. No issues with the fit. It was short but appropriate for NYE.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 1, 2014
Great Lace Fabric
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.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 13, 2014
Really beautiful dress!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 23, 2014
Very cute, classy, sophisticated.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
March 19, 2014
So cute but fit was a little off!
This dress was in great condition and is SO cute. It was on the short side, and I am short. The sleeves and bust were a strange fit for me but that's not an unusual problem for me to have. I wore the 6 which was super tight on my chest because the lace sleeves on the 8 looked baggy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 7, 2014
very classy!
This dress was really pretty. I think its flattering on any size and very comfortable to wear and dance in. I wore a sz smaller because i like a smaller fit..
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
March 3, 2014
I got this dress to celebrate my 30th Birthday!!
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! :) :)
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 26, 2014
Perfect. Couldn't have been happier!
I usually wear a size 8 or 10. The 10 fit but was a little tight so I went with the 12 for a little more comfort.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 148lbs
February 24, 2014
Great experience with RTR. I loved the dress.
I fit into the 10 but the dress was stretched out in mid section and seemed to have been used more than the 12. The dress is stretchy and very comfortable. Wore this to a christmas party and rented it the week before.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
February 17, 2014
Perfect birthday dress
I wore this to my birthday dinner with friends and then out dancing afterwards. I had compliments all night long. It was very comfortable, I did wear a waist cinched just to smooth out the dress but it was great. The dress is fitted through the hips, but nothing a pair of pantyhose can't help with. Would defiantly rent again. Side note: my profile says I wear an 8, but I recently had knee surgery that has kept me from working out. I tried on the eight and it would have fit if I was my normal weight.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
January 28, 2014
Got so many compliments at wedding and when I posted pictures. I loved this dress.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 8, 2014
My legs looked great!
Tight in arms/boob area but but/legs looked great & narrow in shoulders.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
January 6, 2014
Flattering for plus-sized ladies!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 3, 2014
Didn't end up wearing the dress
It was short and I didn't think the contrast between the white under-piece and the black lace looked classy. I would have worn it to a bachelorette in Vegas, but not to a work party! Returned it that same day.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
January 2, 2014
NYE Dress in a pinch
I went to the Henri Bendels store in a pinch on a Monday needing to find a dress for NYE. It was meant to be with this dress. I wanted something not too revealing and festive, it's winter in NY. The dress runs true to size. I am 5'1 it wasn't a mini on me but short enough. You can wear regular undergarments with this dress no tape needed. Thought it was a classic dress you can wear it to a wedding or party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 31, 2013
Pretty - but runs REALLY small
The dress is so pretty and feminine, but if you are at all worried about your mid-section, this is not the dress for you.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 23, 2013
love it!!
The fit runs small especially with someone who is busty. Other than that no complaints!! I got many compliments :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
December 21, 2013
Great dress for a company holiday 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.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 18, 2013
Too small and no give
Wasnt able to wear it, it was too tight. I suggest sizing up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
December 15, 2013
It came early!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
December 13, 2013
This was a great birthday party dress! Got a ton of compliments!
Fit very well! A little less room around the arms/shoulders, but overall good.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 2, 2013
Loved this for a Christmas Date Night!!
Comfy, cute and a great fit! Loved this dress for dinner out with my husband for Christmas!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 2, 2013
Beautiful, classy dress!
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. :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 18, 2013
perfect for a fall wedding
Amazing dress! My only complaint was that the sleeves are a little baggy (and in no way do I have skinny stick arms). But overall a perfect dress for a late fall wedding! Got a ton of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
November 11, 2013
Not a good fit
While I loved the pictures from other RTRers, this dress just did not fit me. I'm a size 2 about 60% of the time and a size 0 the other 40%, but the 2 in this dress felt very snug in the chest and the hips. With quite a bit of bunching and extra material in the waist / back, however, I doubt it was simply a sizing issue.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
October 20, 2013
Loved feeling comfortable and cute
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 11, 2013
Classy & sexy
This dress is just beautiful; the long sleeves, crewneck, and boxier fit through the body are a good balance for the very short hemline. I wore it for a company Christmas party last December with opaque black tights and black booties. It definitely needs a statement necklace of some sort to bring some sparkle to the simple shape. The fit is true to Theory's typical sizing (I wore my normal Theory dress/jacket size), but if you haven't worn Theory in the past keep in mind that many find Theory's sizing to run a bit narrower than other brands. Also, I was surprised by exactly how short the hemline on this dress was. I'm 5'5" and it was very, very short on me. I almost felt like I needed the tights! Overall though, this dress was definitely a win. I even tried to find it to buy it for myself after renting it. Unfortunately I couldn't find it anywhere.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 15, 2013
Using RTR for the first time was so easy and fun. I'll be sure to use it for my next event.
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.
KellySeptember 24, 2013
So pretty!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
May 20, 2013
I loved this dress!
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!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
May 13, 2013
White underlay was not great- would have looked better in nude.
Unfortunately, the dress I wanted did not ship on time, even though it was guaranteed. I had to scramble on the phone with a very helpful customer service girl who was able to find another dress that was available in my size to be shipped to the wedding location. The dress was not nearly what I had hoped. I wore it, but it was not the same style, it came down to the very last minute (literally peering out of the window waiting for the UPS driver to deliver the afternoon of the wedding). All in all, very disappointed with this RTR experience- all of my other ones has been great.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
May 11, 2013
This dress was amazing!
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.
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