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Orinthia Ikat Dress

$30 – $35 rental ?
$338 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Get a feminine and flattering shape with an eye-popping print. This dress by Theory is such a chic style for that party or date! Pair with lively accessories like Jules Smith’s Viva Glam Necklace and Rebecca Minkoff Handbags’ Keep Your Cool Clutch.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black and white tribal printed ponte (75% polyester, 25% viscose). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Straight skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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94 reviews

Fit
Small 25
True to Size 57
Large 8
Photos 43
Helen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124 lbs
Dec 3, 2013

Perfect fit and beautiful pattern

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress so much that if it were still available for sale via Theory I'd consider buying it. I wore it to a wedding weekend welcome reception and got a ton of compliments. I accessorized it with a gold statement necklace similar to the recommended one, and it looked great.
CS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 139 lbs
Dec 5, 2013

Great basic

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Comfy, good fit. Good basic!
Christine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 8, 2013

perfect party dress from day into night!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I had an action packed day. Bridal shower, baby shower and cocktail party all in one Saturday - and all away from home. This dress was exactly what I needed. It was casual enough with black tights and flats for my daytime activities - I then added a black blazer and heals for night. Made packing so easy. the dress is a sturdy material and with all the sitting and standing I never got a crease (awesome). True to previous reviews, it did run a bit narrow in the hips so although I fit into the 2 I wore the size 4 just to be more comfortable since I knew I'd be moving around a ton. I felt fabulous Would definitely re-rent!
britney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 19, 2014

wedding

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
i ordered my regular size and sized up. in my normal size the dress hardly fit over my butt and absolutely would not zip over my chest, in the size up it fit fine in the body but I still couldnt zip it over my chest! such a bummer. It was a a great dress but sadly not for my body type.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128 lbs
Feb 24, 2014

Great cocktail dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This dress is classy yet fun because of the ikat print. It is a really well-made dress. My only gripe is that it was snug on my bust and really pushed my breasts down. I should have listened to the other reviews and went up to a size 6! It would have looked much better.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Mar 6, 2014

If I could buy this dress, I would!!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a wedding and got so many compliments. I felt like a million bucks!
Petunia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 31, 2014

Back up dress: pretty but awkward fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Didn't wear this for the event; fit was awkward
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 3, 2014

Beautiful, flattering and comfortable

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved the simple elegance of this dress. The material was so comfortable, yet structured enough that I didn't have to worry about it scrunching up all night (which can be an issue for tall girls in short dresses!). It was very easy to wear and looked and felt great. The perfect choice for a friend's rehearsal dinner.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 6, 2014

super cute, but runs small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
The dress is adorable - I want to go buy it. Couldn't wear it from RTR because it was too small in the middle.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 8, 2014

Cute dress for work or cocktails

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Dress fit well, but it does not stretch so I would order up for the second size, not down. The shoulders were a little narrow on me (but I have broad shoulders). I wore it with a blazer one night and on its own the next--easy to dress up or down. Looks cute with a colorful necklace-- I rented a chunky blue Kenneth Lane necklace that was perfect with it. I would buy this dress if it were still available (sadly, it's not).
HannahK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Body type: Straight & narrow
Apr 9, 2014

Too small, didn't fit

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Couldn't zip. Not good for large chest
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109 lbs
Apr 21, 2014

great dress for a date night with my husband! Can be dressed up or dressed down. really cute!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
fits true to size; fit just above my knee at 5' tall.
Teps
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 21, 2014

Classy and classic

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Ran slightly large, I'm a true 4 but could have used the 2. I added a belt and it worked great. Just a classic dress, no frills, no drama - lots of compliments.
Alyson
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 25, 2014

Fun, comfortable dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Pear shape is the perfect body type for this dress. I have broad shoulders and so I wore a bigger size to compensate for the narrow shoulders of the dress. Wore it with a hot pink belt and it looked really cute! The material is very comfy. It can be casual or dressy depending on how you style it. I used it for a girl's dinner and wore flats. Felt really great in it!
Shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 29, 2014

Great Dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Im 5'3'' and the length was perfect: not too short or too long. the top where the shoulders / chest is runs a little small for you smaller chested women, but the arm hole are great, not too constricting. I rented the 6 as well, and chose to wear the 4 because it was a little tighter and I prefer that. The seam at the waist was great, slightly tighter so it brings in your natural waist a little. fabric is a little thicker so be warned if you plan to wear this to a hot event. Overall an other great rental!
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 29, 2014

Loved everything about this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit true to size, I have bigger hips and it was fitted around that area. Other than that, I loved the print of this dress. I wore it on a cold day and the material was nice and heavy.
Sujata
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
May 1, 2014

great for a work event

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
snug in the top, had to go up a size
sara
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
May 4, 2014

Perfect for a festive spring work event

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Perfect for a work event I was running. Photographed well and looked great with the recommended necklace. I found it runs true to size - not big - as the size recs state. I know Theory dresses well. They tend to run small, so I was suspicious when I read theirs runs big. I ordered a 4 (my normal size) and a 2 as my backup against my better judgement and the four was perfect. No way I was getting into that 2 tho!
Kathleen
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
May 7, 2014

Great pattern, tight on the hips

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is really cute but if you have any type of butt or larger hips, then it is going to be too tight to wear and be comfortable. I tried it on and it fit great up top. And even though I usually wear a 6 or a 8, this 8 was soooo snug. Just be careful with this dress if your butt or hips are on the bodacious side.
Kate
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 154 lbs
May 12, 2014

Lovely dress; just not fit for me!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was just what I was looking for - sophisticated and stylish. I was hoping to wear it to a fundraising event at which I was to give a presentation. Unfortunately, neither the 8 nor 10 fit me right. The 10 mostly fit, but I'm a little on the short side at 5'2", and the dress bunched up in the back so that, according to my boyfriend, it looked like I had a hunchback! I think a 12 would have fallen straight, but the overall fit would have been way too big. So, wound up returning both dresses without wearing them to my event.
Alissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
May 12, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress had a thicker fabric, but you could still get away with wearing it in the summer. It was perfect for my date and had room so I could eat a big dinner!
Dana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102 lbs
May 21, 2014

I rented this as a back up for my rehearsal dinner

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress was boxy and quite long on me as I am petite. It did my body no favors anywhere and I decided not to wear it. The fabric looks like it would be good for the office or a sober type of affair, but there is nothing special about it.
Tina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
May 23, 2014

Cute print!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I got this as a back up dress and didn't end up wearing it to the event so I decided to wear it to work and get some use out of it. It worked perfectly with a black cardigan and fit great even though I was sitting at my desk all day!
Jan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 5, 2014

Fun dress, loved it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great fitting dress with a cute print. Fun and easy to wear, loved it!
Rebecca
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 18, 2014

Very weird in the chest.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Unfortunately, this dress didn't work out for me. I tried 2 different sizes and everything fit very well except for in the chest. I don't have a large chest but it still smashed them down and pushed extra boobage into the arm area or down towards my navel. Was so so close to being a flattering dress, but unfortunately, it was not wearable for me.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 20, 2014

Very classy dress with a funky, fun print

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this for my friend's bridal shower and got a lot of compliments because the size and fit are very classy - the sleeves give it a nice shape and its very structured and very high quality but the print is really striking and funky and has a lot of personality. i paired this dress with bright yellow shoes. I'm short so I was nervous the dress would be too long on my but the 0 was at the perfect length. The only issue perhaps is that its pretty tight in the chest area. My boobs were actually pretty squashed.
Catherine
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

cute for day-to-night

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I had a free birthday rental and got this dress to wear to work and then to dinner out. It was super cute, but the fit was a bit uncomfortable in the chest/bust. It was a little tight when I tried to raise my arms. However, I got complimented on it and the fabric was really nice.
Kingslea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Thick fabric, better for a cool night

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
unable to wear due to small size, order up!
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

I am usually a size 2 and I ordered a 4 as a back up size.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The size 2 fit me, however It looked like I had two sets up boobs because it was very tight on chest, so I had to go the with size 4. Overall, really pretty dress.
JC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 28, 2014

Chest flattener. Not flattering.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This fabric was comfortable. The fit of the body was true to size. I am a 36B in the bust and it was extraordinarily tight to the point of unflattering FLATTENING my chest. I chose not to wear it rather than concern myself with that complication all night.
Jaime
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 29, 2014

Doubled up and wore this to a party and a work event

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Agree with many other reviewers that this dress fit a bit weird in the chest as it pushed my girls down. I am normally a 10 but felt like I needed the 12 particularly due to the fit in the chest. Otherwise, it was a really cute dress with a great fit. I forgot to snap a photo, but I wore the dress twice - with a colorful necklace, black jacket and nude pumps for a work event and without the jacket to a party.
HH314
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

Not for large busts or broad shoulders

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I loved the pattern of this dress and that you could dress it up or down depending on your event. That said, this dress did not work for my body. Unfortunately it was unflattering due to my busy size. Wish it had worked out though....
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

Nice not too dressy dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I wanted a not too fancy dress for a summer dinner date. It fit the bill for that. It was a nice material (heavier than expected) that did not wrinkle. While not fitted in the hip/butt area, it does run smaller than I expected. I usually wear a 2, but went with the 4 to have a little more room.
Cassie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 27, 2014

Great Dress, Comfy Fabric

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to my friend's rehearsal dinner, and it fit great. I normally wear a 4, and this was very true to size. I wore a black belt - the pattern needs some breaking up, but overall a great rental!!
Caitie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Sep 10, 2014

Was a fun dress for a 30th birthday/end of summer celebration!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The top and bottom on the four fit great (the two was a little too tight on the bottom for my taste) and it was comfortable for dancing/bowling/shenanigans!
veronica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Sep 13, 2014

Rented the dress in size 4 and 6 as my back up size.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This dress is NOT for a curvy person. The size 4 and 6 fit fine on top but getting it to pass my thighs was not happening. Really disappointed since I was looking forward to wearing this dress.
Sandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

Very cute dress, but didn't fit quite right

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This was my free birthday dress rental. I didn't really have firm plans but thought I'd wear it if the opportunity came up. Loved the dress and material, but the fit was just off. Normally I wear a 10/12 in RTR dresses so that was what I rented (plus, a 14 was not available for this dress). The 12 fit me, but it was very tight on the bottom and very big on the top. I am petite and definitely curvier in the hips with small shoulders, but usually the fit difference between the top and bottom isn't this bad for me. I could have made the 12 work with spanx but decided not to bother.
Mo
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 9, 2014

Just Ok

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
The dress is ok. It's a great fabric and the print is wonderful. However, the cut and fit of the dress left me underwhelmed. I'm a 36 DD and this definitely gave me the "pancake boob" even though I sized up. The sexiness factor on this is pretty low. I would recommend this for an office party or a casual day event. Would not recommend this for hour glass figures.
Jessica
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

I ended up not wearing this dress, only because it just wasn't very flattering on me.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Dress is really cute, unfortunately if you have wide shoulders or much of a chest at all, this dress just isn't for you. The cap sleeves were not flattering at all, but might look cute on someone with a petite frame. I fit into both the 4 and 6, but the 4 was too tight on my chest. The 6 just wasn't flattering, so I ended up not wearing this dress.
Jaimie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 26, 2014

Fits nicely and loved the pattern

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Nice dress for a rehearsal dinner!
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