Theory

Sequin Spiral Stripe Dress

$75 rental
$595 retail

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Stylist Notes

Sequin stripes give this Theory strapless dress celebrity status.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - top runs small so consider sizing up for full bust sizes
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout bodice though detail conceals midsection and lower abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted on hips but may be more fitted on full hips; consider sizing up in back-up size for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; built-in boning in bust to support dress
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Black silk chiffon with asymmetrical striped sequins. Strapless neckline. Built in bustier. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 26'' from bodice to hem.

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26 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(16)
Small
(9)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 24, 2013
Awesome dress...even the bride commented on it :)
I wore a size 2 and I usually wear a 4 but I was feeling very good that day and it was snug so it is true to size ;)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 22, 2013
Loved it!
Sequence do fall off, but very flattering and fun!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 1, 2013
This was a great dress! I received a lot of compliments for New Years Eve.
It fit pretty true to size, maybe a little bit more snug then most. I'm pretty small busted 32B and it was a big snug under the armpits but it does stress a little as the night went on. I loved it!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
April 19, 2013
I wore this dress for my sorority's formal and absolutely loved it!
This dress is perfect for a dance because it's glitzy without being too over the top. It was easy to move in and fit perfectly! The design of the sequins also made the dress look really slimming. I would definitely recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 14, 2013
Perfect for my 21st birthday!
I wore this out on the town for my 21st! It was such a young and fun dress, and fit perfectly. Either silver, or gold accessories would look great. I was able to move around comfortably, and didn't have to worry about the top falling down or needing to be adjusted. Very fun and cute dress.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 30, 2013
Loved this dress!
Great fit and super cute. Only pro was the other size I didn't end up wearing was missing some sequins. I usually wear a 2/4 and the 2 fit great.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
October 3, 2012
fun party dress!
I work this for my birthday. It was fun, great length (I'm 5'4"), and sparkly. I received lots of compliments. Great dress.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
September 15, 2012
This dress was STUNNING!!! The sequence really made the dress and me stand out.
The one thing I will say is that this dress can either be your best friend or your worst enemy, I expected to fit into the 0 but I could barely fit it around my waist, the 2, however, fit like a glove. I would suggest ordering your true size and the size above. DO NOT go too low. Best dress! Hope this helps!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 14, 2012
Loved it!
Great fit. Perfect for a formal or NYE.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 17, 2012
Amazing dress- many compliment
I wore this dress for a summer wedding. It definitely hugs your curves if you are curvy but doesn't look bad. It does not fit the same way as it looks on the model if you have hips. It was a little short on me - I am 5'9 but not too short. I definitely noticed sequin coming off the dress during the night just from sitting in it. My dress came in good condition but I can see where this one would not be able to worn over and over and over again. The sequin were a little aggravating under my arms, but the pain was worth it! :) I had at least a dozen people ask me where I got my dress, something that doesn't normally happen to me! Thanks RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 102lbs
December 14, 2011
My all time favorite
I love this dress. I got a 0 and a 2 and the 2 fit fine but I had to keep pulling it up, so I wore the 0. The 0 was a lot tighter so it looked more like a bodycon dress. I got so many compliments and if I do say so myself, I looked pretty hot. No one else had anything like it on, which is always great! I would have kept the dress if I could!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 1, 2011
Dress is super flattering in pictures, and shines beautifully in the light!
I loved this dress and it fit perfectly. The length was just right to be fun but still adequately covered. I don't have a very large bust and the dress fit me snugly, so someone larger up top may need the bigger size. My only complaint about the dress was the condition it came in--a noticeable amount of the sequins were off the dress in stripes and there were some loose threads. Luckily the worst of the missing sequins were on the back, and as I rented it for my senior homecoming couldn't be seen in pictures, but I was a little disappointed. Because it is so sparkly though you could hardly tell on the front. Lastly, the sequins are silver (I thought they were gold from the picture) but they reflect the light so you can really play them as gold or silver, depending on what you accessorize with. All in all i was pleased; the dress looked fantastic on and hung nicely due to the weight of the sequins. I would recommend it and will definitely be ordering again!
AlyAugust 2, 2012
You look gorgeous!
MoMarch 18, 2013
Aw thank you!!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 19, 2011
I loved this dress. I wore it to my high school homecoming and got lots of complements. It fits perfectly and accentuates and hides all the right places. I would not recommend this dress for a dance (especially one with grinding) as the sequins will fall off). Other than that it's an awesome dress
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Body type: Athletic
September 28, 2011
Great dress. Fits true to size. Photographs well too. We rented the bracelet and found it complimented the dress perfectly. Dresses were in mint condition----no perfume or smells lingering. A+!!!! Rent The Runway is the best!
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
September 26, 2011
Rented this dress to wear to a friend's birthday party. The dress was ill-fitting and it looks a little different up close and personal. If you are curvy, then I would recommend skipping this dress. If you're straight and narrow, this dress potentially could be flattering.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
September 25, 2011
I am 5'4 130 and I rented the 4. It fit perfect, stayed in place and was stunning in person.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
August 24, 2011
I wore this dress to a New Orleans Saints themed party in New Orleans, and a table of ladies actually gave me a round of applause. On top of that, I had about a dozen seperate compliments on my dress at the party, and later out on the town. That being said, it was small in the bust, just like everyone else has mentioned. I still loved it.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Body type: Hourglass
May 25, 2011
I loved this dress. I weigh 135 and am a 34DD. The size 6 was perfect, not tight in the chest at all. The dress photographs beautifully. The length on me was just the right amount of skin to be sexy, but not slutty.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
April 8, 2011
Dress fit beautifully. A little tight in the bust (I am a B cup), but the size 0 fit well. Wore this to a work holiday party (that ended at a nightclub) and it translated from the restaurant to the club easily. I received multiple compliments on it. I think the 2 would have fit better (my back up size) in the bust, but there were many, many sequences missing from the dress. Overall beautiful dress for a night out! I would rent again.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 28, 2011
This dress was awesome. I would definitely order a size larger than you normally would. I usually wear a 2 or a 4 and I ordered a 4 and a 6. Unfortunately they didn't have the 4 because it was damaged but it ended up being fine because there is no way I would have been able to fit in it. The 6 fit perfectly! I'm about 135 and 5'7, I can see this dress not really working if you have a large bust, but it fit me just fine. My date definitely liked the dress!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 47
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 19, 2011
I am only thirteen and really small. the top to this dress was hugeee!!! i had to duck tape the inside for it to stay up but otherwise fit nicely.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
February 26, 2011
True to size, very flashy but can be dressed down. Great for a party or night out at a club. Great length for a super short gal. Did have to wear the larger of the size though.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
January 10, 2011
Had a bad experience with this beautiful dress! RTR called the day before my expected arrival date to let me know that they did not have my requested size, only my back up size, and that the dress was currently in repairs and might not make it. The dress did arrive however, but was still too damaged to wear. Would have been very beautiful otherwise! Turns out b/c it runs so small, even the size I typically wear would have been too small. Beware.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 15, 2010
Cute dress, great fit! I ordered a 0 and a 2, and the 0 fit perfect. I am 5'5" 110lbs and it is sometimes hard to find a strapless that is small enough and will stay up on my small frame. It was the perfect length for my height and it arrived in perfect condition. The sequins give the dress some weight so even though the bottom half is a little roomy, it still hugs your body.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
November 2, 2010
I really enjoyed wearing this dress! It was a knockout and I received so many compliments. The dress arrived in perfect condition and it was a snap to mail it back!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
October 27, 2010
I'm 5'3" and 123 and thought the dress ran quite small in the bust. I asked for a size 4 and backup in a 6 and at the last minute was notified they did not have my back up size. Unfortunately the 4 was too small in the bust and bodice, but fine in the waist and hips. I was so sad as the dress is gorgeous and I really wanted to wear this dress but couldn't.
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