Tibi

Break The Shield Sheath

$40 rental
$575 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look ultra chic in this paneled dress by Tibi. A modern style with a figure-flattering fit, this dress will win you best dressed of the night! Dress it up with Ben-Amun’s Castile Statement Necklace.

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 - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, 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 - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Black Heavy Synthetic Knit (44% Acrylic, 37% Polyester, 19% Wool). Long sleeve. Crew neck. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure. Lined. 33” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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45 reviews

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Small 27
True to Size 13
Large 3
Photos 12
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Dec 2, 2013

Comfortable, good for cold weather with tights!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
A little short in the back, but otherwise fun dress
Jeannie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Jan 27, 2014

cute but bulky

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress on the model but was really nervous about ordering it considering the other reviews were not great. I decided to take the risk and order it. It was not my favorite. I was sort of in between the 2 and the 4. The 4 fit better in the body but was a bit loose in the arms but I went with that one just to be more comfortable. The dress fit well but the fabric is very bulky, as other reviewers have said. I wanted to love this dress but it just was not the most flattering. I felt a bit poufy in it, which is never good. I would only recommend this dress if you have a very slight frame. If you're curvy at all, I think it would be a bad idea.
Tara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126 lbs
Feb 3, 2014

Perfect dress for a dinner party!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to my going away party. I live in DC and since the weather was cold, I paired it with some black tights and the necklace pictured, and it was the perfect outfit for the occasion! I did feel the dress ran a bit small in the hip area, and with the long sleeves, it doesn't give a lot of wiggle room. Normally, I would wear the size 4 in these rentals, but for this one, I was lucky to have sized up to the 6 as my back-up. Even in the 6, it felt a bit snug, but with tights, was just right. Also note: the fabric on this dress is VERY thick....almost thermal/sweater-like. Be mindful of this when you rent it!
Tanaya
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 4, 2014

Hot dress for a very cold NYC night.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I 100% agree with the other ladies who recommend sizing up. I rented the 2 and the 4 and wore the 4. However, I probably should have rented the 4 and the 6. The main reason is that there is no real give to the fabric and the bottom seam of the dress is pretty fitted. That being said, the dress is gorgeous -- my pic doesn't do the embroidery justice. It's just a sleek little number, perfect for Friday night dinner with friends.
Elle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 18, 2014

NYFW Fall 2014!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This is a great dress and yields a great silhouette, but there isn’t much give in the fabric. It fits smaller in the arms and hips (for all my hourglass shapes), so I would suggest great shapewear, or going up a size for backup.
Erica
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105 lbs
Feb 18, 2014

Heres the deal on the dress - You're crazy not to rent it for a date. Very sexy and elegant

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I wore this for a Valentines Day date and absolutely loved it! I don't recommend it for girls with a wide chest or back. But if you have a petit body figure - GO FOR IT. The back is a little shorter than the front and it makes your legs longer ;) The material is thick (great for cooler weather) and the sleeves fit a little snug, which was nice. If you're looking for a comfortable, yet - sexy dress, I would highly recommend it.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116 lbs
Feb 21, 2014

Fit like a glove!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I had a work event at the aquarium so it was very chilly - this was the perfect dress to keep me warm and professional. The back was a bit short as others said, but with tights it wasn't a problem at all. Would rent again!
Casey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 10, 2014

Comfortable and edgy!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I read that this dress ran small, but I thought it was great! If anything it was a little big... This material is extremely comfortable- stretchy enough, while maintaining the structure you want in a more formal dress. Wasn't too short. Some people may not love the asymmetrical hem, but I loved it!
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Mar 12, 2014

Too small

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Much too small! I ordered a backup dress, so i was covered but i have worn a 6 in every RTR dress i have ever used and this time the 8 was so painted on i was affraid if i sat down it would rip! Beautiful though, went with shoshannah green dress in size 6
Jessica
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 14, 2014

Short in the back but very slimming with the paneling

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fabric was crazy, like a wet suit or something but very cool. It is very short in the back so I wore nylons to be comfortable, also the paneling makes it hard to zip up and down. However, I would wear it again.
Carrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105 lbs
Mar 16, 2014

Classic with a touch of bad-assery.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was worn to winter wedding. The thick material kept me warm and the texture of the fabric jazzed up the classic shape and cut of the dress. It is a perfect minimalistic dress with a twist.
hannah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 17, 2014

pick a different dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I would never suggest this dress to anyone. its 1-2 sizes too small. Its too short in length and in the sleeves. I wanted a dress that was a good canvas from my awesome vanessa mooney necklace and it provided that (so i gave it two starts instead of one.)
Paola
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 18, 2014

Will not rent again

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Material is not very giving. A little uncomfortable. Bunches up around the wait.
Aleksa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Mar 21, 2014

Law School Event

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
The dress is very tight, but it moves very well, runs very small as well. Really cute in person, the texture is beautiful and the dress is stretchy.
RTR Customer
Mar 26, 2014

This dress was gorgeous! Little black dress with a modern touch.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the dressed and felt great! It's a thicker material and form fitting so I wore the larger size of the two I ordered to be comfortable. It was perfect for the rehearsal dinner I attended in the fall.
Brooklyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 22, 2014

Love this dress! Perfect combination between conservative and sexy

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Like the other ladies have said, this dress is not for curves! I am petite and this dress was great. It is lined and great for cold weather.
KELEIGH
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 8, 2014

Did not wear because it was way too small and extremely short

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered a size up for my backup size, but I would have needed the size 8 at least. I could zip it up but it way skin tight and barely covered my behind length wise.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 11, 2014

Flattering, great for winter events

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
The dress was very fitted around the hips. It had a very cool, intricate pattern to the fabric and was short but not too short. I wore it with heels and tights for a winter date and it was a nice winter look.
Alex
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195 lbs
May 29, 2014

loved the look but didn't get to wear it

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
this was my back up dress and i didn't get to wear it because it didn't fit- the waist is very small with no give.
Hotpink
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 1, 2014

Holiday party and it kept me warm outdoor because the fabric is thick but very light

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Compliments any body type and didn't have to wear spanx due to the thick but very light fabric
jackattack
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 7, 2014

This dress was just ok.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for an outdoor wedding that started in the afternoon. I'm typically cold so I went for something with long sleeves. Even though it cooled off that night, this is definitely a winter dress. I was uncomfortably warm. The fit was also a bit odd. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is short. I am 5'9 and thin so I needed the 0 but WOW I was consistently pulling it down all night. I almost didn't wear it for that reason. I tried on the 2 but it was too loose in the waist. Also, you can see in the picture that the sleeves were short and loose on me so much so I had to pull them up because of the awkward length. Lastly I am currently breastfeeding and needed to go pump but the zipper was so hard to zip up and down that I had to (embarrassingly) find someone to help me unzip and zip it back up after struggling with it on my own for 10 minutes. Overall, the dress is pretty but didn't fit or function as well as I anticipated.
Anne
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Kept me warm during a Fall outdoor wedding

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I didn't love when I first tried it on but it grew on me during the event and I got many compliments! I ordered 6 and 8 but wore the 8 because the chest on the 6 was too snug and "flattened" me. It definitely needs a necklace to break up all the black fabric on the top. The sleeves and sides are neoprene which kept me warm when the temps dipped into the 40's. It would definitely feel too winter-y for warm weather or a summer event.
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

The dress was unique!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I LOVE the cut and fabric of this dress. The skirt has a rounded cut and made my legs look amazing. It is made of a neoprene like fabric which was so edgy and it also kept me nice and warm while I was outdoors at night!
Lindsay
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143 lbs
Sep 30, 2014

Dress runs too small, could not wear it.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress runs extremely small. The zipper runs all the way down to your lower back, so even if it is the slightest bit small, it is very hard to zip. I usually wear a size 4 but even the size 6 would not zip all of the way. Great material and was looking forward to wear it otherwise.
Carmen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Okay for a black quilt.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Like most reviews say, the sizing and fit is unique, especially because there is no stretch. I sort of like the fabric, except it doesn't have the same panel appeal in person; it looks just like a black dress made out of a quilt. I hated it when I pulled it out of the box. After getting it on (definitely need a second person to do the zipping) it ended up okay, and I felt good through the night, which surprised me. The long and short (okay, it's really just really short) I absolutely would NOT rent this again. I think there are a lot of other options out there for a black dress/sophisticated look.
Holly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 102 lbs
Oct 15, 2014

Great dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Simple, fun, great NYE dress to wear with tights in the cold! Short but perfect with tights/hose.
J
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Oct 16, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress. I would definitely wear it on a cold evening because the fabric is pretty thick.
Amanda
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Nov 1, 2014

Definitely not your usual LBD. The long sleeves were a plus for a cold night

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
A little snug, but fit well. Glad I went a size up
Sandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 3, 2014

Not Flattering or Shapely

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was my back up and I didn't end up wearing it. I did not like this dress at all. It was very think material, a bit bulky and not shapely at all. Felt bulky on and added bulk to my frame I thought. I would not rent this again.
Lynn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Dec 1, 2014

Trendy slim fitting LBD

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Date
Absolutely loves this dress. It's a stylish dressy LBD that I felt so svelt in! The arms are a little snug FYI and the dress is a little short, but with tights it was perfect! I definitely recommend this!
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

Well made, unique, not for me

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This is extremely well constructed, but too thick and high cut for me...felt like I was wearing armor. I chose to wear my alternate ordered dress instead.
taj
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

VERY SMALL!!!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Dress has NO stretch and runs really small.
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105 lbs
Dec 25, 2014

Warm & Classy

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is not going to stun anyone at a party. But you will impress them with it's unique and intricate classy design. The quilting-type pattern is very cute, and perfect for winter parties. I was perfectly warm in it. It's cuter than a plain LBD, but simple enough to be styled up with a very wide variety of accessories. Things to keep in mind: the sleeves are 3/4 length, the bottom WILL ride up if you're dancing, and it's very warm. It is great with tights for winter, but you should know the material on the inside almost feels like a neoprene wet suit: thick! Overall, I got lots of compliments and felt sexy yet classy in this dress.
Maggie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 13, 2015

Warm Dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for New Years Eve in NYC. I was nervous that I wouldn't be warm but it was so perfect. I wasn't even cold at night. The downside to the dress was that it was tighter and shorter than I expected because it's longer in the front than the back. Also I have a very long torso so it didn't hit in the right place, but it still looked great. I would defiantly recommend this dress to someone who is going to party during winter and doesn't want to be cold.
AK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Jan 17, 2015

Didn't wear -- weird fit and thick puffy material

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Party
I rented this for a Christmas party but didn't end up wearing it and sent it back (great service by RTR!!) I am usually a 6 and the 8 felt too small. The material is very thick and almost puffy and not what I was expecting from the models picture. Wouldn't recommend this one.
Mel
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Feb 6, 2015

Loved it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the way it fits, and very well made. The material is thick and kept me very warm for a cold October wedding.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

I did not end up wearing this dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Material was really thick and fit was weird in the shoulders.
Amanda
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 20, 2015

Semi-formal annual dinner

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I read all the reviews and should have listened. The dress was VERY structured with not a lot of give and was just too small. I ordered a 6 and an 8, I was able to zip the 8 and it would have been fine with some spanx but it smushed my boobs, no give whatsoever. I don't think a 10 would have fit right, so I opted out of the swap. Also, the dress appears more of a grey-ish color which I liked but it is definitely black. The RTR team was great over the phone, they offered to size up or let me swap another dress for 12.95 with overnight shipping but I am not sure I will do it for this event. However, I will be making a stylist appointment soon so I can try on a bunch of dresses ahead of time before wedding season!
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 22, 2015

Classy, simple, sleek.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Definitely a snug fit but the fabric, color and style maintained a sleek and classy silhouette. Wore with d'Orsay black heels and geometric gold earrings. A beautiful, simple dress with a bit of an edge!
jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 24, 2015

I felt great in it. Warm bc long sleeves...thick material so it was flattering (hit lines).

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Love the material and got lots of compliments. Form fitting and flattered my waste. Short so I wore stocking.
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