Tibi

Break The Shield Sheath

$86 to buy
$575 retail
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".)

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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83 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(23)
Small
(43)
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
October 16, 2014
Great dress!
I loved this dress. I would definitely wear it on a cold evening because the fabric is pretty thick.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
November 18, 2013
It's a hot dress - but I'm not sure I'd rent it again.
The dress is somewhat padded, so it gives you an extra layer. If you are the size of the model in the picture it could work, but as a normal size girl with a bigger chest it felt tough to pull off. The dress is also short. It was fun to wear, it's definitely different & stands out. But like I said above, if I had a 2nd option I probably wouldn't have worn this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
December 2, 2013
Comfortable, good for cold weather with tights!
A little short in the back, but otherwise fun dress
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 4, 2013
Not for curvy girls
Beautiful dress but didn't fit at all at the bottom. Would not recommend for girls that a have a little more at the bottom
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 18, 2013
Lovely dress!
The dress is very pretty but also very different than what I was expecting. It was short in the back, long in the arms, and the bust/torso area did not fit right. It was bunchy in some areas and tight in others. The material is different and thick sleeves. The dress design is very pretty but I was dissatisfied with the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
January 27, 2014
cute but bulky
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 134lbs
February 3, 2014
Perfect dress for a dinner 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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 18, 2014
NYFW Fall 2014!
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.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
February 18, 2014
Heres the deal on the dress - You're crazy not to rent it for a date. Very sexy and elegant
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
February 21, 2014
Fit like a glove!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 10, 2014
Comfortable and edgy!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
March 12, 2014
Too small
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
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 14, 2014
Short in the back but very slimming with the paneling
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
March 16, 2014
Classic with a touch of bad-assery.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 17, 2014
pick a different dress
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.)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
March 21, 2014
Law School Event
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.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
March 26, 2014
This dress was gorgeous! Little black dress with a modern touch.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 22, 2014
Love this dress! Perfect combination between conservative and sexy
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 8, 2014
Did not wear because it was way too small and extremely short
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 11, 2014
Flattering, great for winter events
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 207lbs
May 29, 2014
loved the look but didn't get to wear it
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.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 7, 2014
This dress was just ok.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
February 6, 2015
Loved it!
Loved the way it fits, and very well made. The material is thick and kept me very warm for a cold October wedding.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 15, 2014
Kept me warm during a Fall outdoor 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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
October 15, 2014
Great dress
Simple, fun, great NYE dress to wear with tights in the cold! Short but perfect with tights/hose.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 168lbs
November 1, 2014
Definitely not your usual LBD. The long sleeves were a plus for a cold night
A little snug, but fit well. Glad I went a size up
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 3, 2014
Not Flattering or Shapely
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
December 8, 2014
VERY SMALL!!!
Dress has NO stretch and runs really small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 25, 2014
Warm & Classy
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 13, 2015
Warm Dress
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 17, 2015
Didn't wear -- weird fit and thick puffy material
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
February 18, 2015
I did not end up wearing this dress.
Material was really thick and fit was weird in the shoulders.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 20, 2015
Semi-formal annual dinner
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 22, 2015
Classy, simple, sleek.
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 24, 2015
I felt great in it. Warm bc long sleeves...thick material so it was flattering (hit lines).
Love the material and got lots of compliments. Form fitting and flattered my waste. Short so I wore stocking.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
March 16, 2015
Too small and short.
I ordered this with my first unlimited shipment in a size 10. Dress was waaaaay to small. The back was also very very very short. Was concerned that my butt was going to pop out when walking. Did not wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 2, 2015
Great material. Not forgiving.
Wanted to love this dress but couldn't fit my hips into it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
April 4, 2015
Great winter option! Super thick material!
Great dress for a cold night. Wore it out to dinner and to a birthday party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 12, 2015
Great thick material
Very flattering perfect length
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
April 13, 2015
Nice but Thick Material
I'd suggest this for winter because I wore it in March and felt too warm! The shoulders were a bit too broad for me, but the length was fine. I wish you could see the different patterns like in the picture, but it all just looked black and plain!
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