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Trina Turk

Dress to Be Bold Sheath

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$298 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Add an artsy touch to your evening wear in this trompe l'oeil sheath by Trina Turk. Slimming and striking, this dress is the perfect choice to make an impression on your date! Simply add Kenneth Jay Lane’s Mod Squared Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'4" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, 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 down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'4" model)

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

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Product Details

Purple and black ponte (69% Rayon, 29% Nylon, 2% Spandex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 35.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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27 reviews

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Small 3
True to Size 18
Large 4
Photos 11
Yamifromiami
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Sep 6, 2013

The graphic pattern is VERY flattering!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore it to Med School Parent's Reception. I wore a spanx underneath which gave me the confidence to mingle among 20 somethings. It is a winner.
Brenda
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 29, 2013

This dress deserves 10 stars !

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this to a wedding rehersal dinner. This picture does not do the dress justice, especially with no flash. The ordering was so easy. The dress came right as scheduled. The fit was perfect, form fitting and so comfortable. The lenght was perfect. I cannot think of one con to this dress. I received so many compliments on the dress. I cannot wait to order from RTR again.
amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 17, 2013

Lovely for a business event.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for a business event and felt AMAZING. I was in this dress from 8:00am-11:00pm, and it looked just as good at the end of the night as it did when I first put it on. I was photographed quite a bit, and the dress really stood out in the pics. True to size. Length was perfect for me, but might be too short for some tall women. Anyone bigger than a D cup might have problems. It was tight on top. The black sides made it very flattering and slimming. Wish I owned this one.
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Oct 24, 2013

My boyfriend couldn't keep his eyes or hands off of me!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
This picture does not do the dress justice! It is not only a comfortable wear but extremely flattering - spanx were not even needed. This was one of my favorite rents and RTR made it so easy, shipping the dress to the hotel I was staying at by 2pm on the first rental day Quick Tip: there are 2 zippers, one at the top and one at the bottom. I needed to unzip the bottom one a little bit to make walking more comfortable
Nicole
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 30, 2013

LOVED

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great dress. Super flattering and fits well. Runs true to size. Wore to a fundraiser and felt totally comfortable. Only complaint i have is the zipper is sticky but not really a deal breaker.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Nov 14, 2013

Pure Class

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I absolutely love the versatility of this dress. I rented it for a conference and it easily transitioned into cocktail attire with a few accessories. It's super classy and super comfortable. I absolutely loved it!
JB-ATL
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Dec 14, 2013

Flattering, modern and lady-like

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented for a Manhattan cocktail party with brother/sister-in-law, who is a big-wig in finance. I'm glad I did - it is sleek and very flattering. The 0 fit was "lady-like", meaning a bit loose - not too big, not fitted to the body either, which was appropriate for the setting. The 2 would have been huge on me. The necklace shown would have been great, but it was not available so I rented the Sequin Cluster Chain with Cut Out Bib necklace, which looked great with the "Girl's Best Friend" sparkly bracelet. I wanted to wear the AV Gold Dome Bangle, but it was far too large for my 5" wrist. The blue is a great color and the black side panels, really shape the body without the dress being tight. My mystery bonus was some beautiful jet black cluster earrings that went well too. The zipper from bottom was great for making walking easier - and the sleeveless sheath, while very "lady-like" showed off my hard-earned sculpted arms (brag brag). I had the dress delivered to my hotel, and though RtR's couriers were swamped in Manhattan, they got it to me in time for my party.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143 lbs
Jan 28, 2014

I did not like the fit of this dress and did not wear it.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I felt that the size 8 was the right size but the sides bunched up and the hem at the bottom would not lie flat. I tried it with Spanx and it did not improve. If it was just bunching on the sides, I would have assumed I had the wrong size, but the hem bunching made me think maybe this dress had been repaired or something had been done to it. It was noticeable enough to make me uncomfortable wearing it.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 28, 2014

Great structure, very flattering

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I thought this dress might be made of one of the flimsier stretch fabrics, that I find unflattering (they show every bump!) but this has great structure to it. It's comfortable, and looks great on. I wore it with black stockings, and it complimented the dress very well.
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160 lbs
Mar 1, 2014

Not what I expected

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for a work function (wanted to look stylish, yet professional). Unfortunately, the fit of the dress was just awkward; I usually wear a size 10 in dresses and the top of the dress fit fine but the bottom around the hips was baggy. It looked kind of saggy and unflattering. (And I definitely don't have a small bottom or small hips, I'm pretty proportional.) Anyway, it just wasn't cute enough so I didn't wear it. On the positive side, the RTR team did live up to their guarantee and credit me (less the shipping) since it didn't fit.
Alisha
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 156 lbs
Mar 8, 2014

Not much effort had to be put into finding a dress.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The color and material were awesome, just wish it would have been more form figuring around the waist area...it didn't show much definition. So I liked it, but didn't love it.
Mairin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 20, 2014

Curve-hugging knock-out!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
If you want to feel sexy and classy, this dress is your answer. I wore it for a winter wedding and felt great in it. It's stretchy, so you don't have to worry about it being too tight. I would recommend wear tights or spanx to smooth everything, since it hugs ever curve.
Cara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 28, 2014

Perfect dress for nice dinner out.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Rented this dress for a friend's birthday dinner. I loved it!! It fit perfectly and the silhouette design was really slimming. Even after a full meal I felt fantastic in this dress. I will absolutely rent it again. Would also be great for a business dinner or conference
Paula
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

Form flattering, fashion forward

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I felt very sophisticated and sexy in this dress. It's definitely a power dress! It was slightly large, would have preferred it hugged my curves a bit more, but overall it was great.
Jill
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
Apr 16, 2014

comfortable, nice fabric, appropriately body conscious

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
perfect fit. not tight at all.
Alana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134 lbs
May 1, 2014

Good dress, nice shape

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Wore it for a commercial love it, ran big.
Mindy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 12, 2014

The event was my wedding rehearsal dinner.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress fit beautifully and hugged curves in all the right places. The 4 fit me just fine (my usually size), but the two looked a bit more tailored on, so I wore the smaller size instead. The material is good quality and provided good coverage. I was able to wear my normal bra with it and felt comfortable in it without body shapers on. I wore it to my wedding rehearsal dinner and got lots of compliments!
Ellen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 20, 2014

I wore this dress to my daughter's law school graduation. I really loved wearing this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress fit me very well. It hugs the curves without being too tight or clingy!! Overall very comfortable to wear!
lola
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jun 7, 2014

Understated, elegant, and flattering!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I ordered sizes 0 and 2 for a formal work dinner and ended up wearing a 0. It is body conscious and at the same time forgiving and flattering. The fabric is fairly heavy and the dress is very well constructed. The zipper in the back runs from top to bottom, so you can open the bottom of the dress for a slit -- it makes for the dress much easier to walk, move in and out of a car. I am 5'3" and the dress came down to right above my knee. I paired this dress with a navy blazer and a colorful bag. Got a ton of compliments and turned heads!
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Jul 8, 2014

This was a bit of a miss for me.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress for an outdoor formal work event that I was staffing. I needed mobility, modesty and comfort, and sadly this dress did not deliver. I ordered a size 10 and a 12, but for whatever reason, the size 12 dress felt smaller than the 10, which was already slightly too snug. I made it work as best as I could since I was sequestered in a hotel and wasn't able to wear another dress. The zipper from the bottom made me a little worried, and somehow the hem on the dress ended up falling down also. I'm just going to chalk it up to not the right dress for me. After a few years of renting, it was bound to happen!
Elle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 28, 2014

Rented for a party, Didn't end up wearing it out, but it was super nice.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Super nice fabric, good solid dress. This was my "back up" dress and the original was perfect.
L
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

Flattering, well-made dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I usually wear an 8 but the 6 fit well & felt great on. It was comfortable & flattering. You will need to unzip the bottom zipper a little otherwise it's too restricting around the legs.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Sep 26, 2014

Great dress for an amazing concert

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to a concert and out to clubs in Vegas and it was a hit! It fit super well and I loved how it hugged my curves! I really want to buy this dress now!
becky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 66
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 16, 2014

Perfect for a luncheon

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
As always I love the dresses I get from RTR. My only complaint is the hidden zipper in back is hard to zip by myself. It looks great from the back just a smooth seam. I tried the 8 on and I felt it was too short for me (I am only 5' 1") I am 65 and prefer dresses at least knee . The 10 was about a quarter inch longer. I wore black tights and knee high dress boots. The luncheon was on a cold Nov afternoon and when I ordered this dress I planed to wear a black half sleeve cardi. The cardi did not look right with the dress as did my black tweed jacket. So I wore a thin black jersey long sleeve to under the dress. It looked like it was part of the dress. I am in awe of how comfortable these designer dresses are compared to mass produced department store dresses. Put the dress on and no adjusting, pulling, tugging. Looking at the seams and construction reminded me of learning how to sew in home ec in school and how to properly construct a garment. Nothing was ever mentioned about the cute lace trimmed slip inside this dress. The color block is flattering. I felt 10 pounds slimmer. Thank you RTR for offering dresses that can be worn during the day.
Jae
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 9, 2014

Comfort and style

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I wore this to a professional conference where I spent a lot of time sitting. The thickness and stretch of the fabric made it wrinkle-free and extremely comfortable. I added a black cardigan for the freezing hotel conference rooms and had a wonderful time. This will be my go-to conference dress. I wish I could own it.
Inna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 20, 2014

Good dress for formal affair

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great fit
Maria
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Jan 11, 2015

This was the 1st time I had a party & didn't have a problem of deciding what to wear! Drama free! :)

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Party
Loved it! Got so many compliments on it! Great first RTR experience! Definitely renting another dress in the future! :) I'm normally an 8 but the 10 fit betters as far as length went.
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