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Vera Wang

Sun Goddess Sheath

$40 rental
$1195 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Be the center of attention when you walk into the room wearing this gold Vera Wang embroidered dress! Pair with the Whiting & Davis' Black Mesh Glam Clutch and Cara Accessories' Dress Me Up Bracelet.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust but may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, 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 up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust but may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

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Product Details

Golden rod embroidered jacquard (74% polyester, 20% silk, 6% Acrylic). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 41” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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Fit
Small 4
True to Size 59
Large 23
Photos 40
Janna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 1, 2012

Amazing Color!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is unbelievably gorgeous in person! The fabric is super structured and the detail on the dress is beautiful. This dress is super fitted and has no stretch, I recommend sizing up one size for backup. This dress hit right below my knee.
Jessica
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 23, 2012

Fit perfectly and everyone loved the dress.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Color looks amazing!
Val
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 3, 2012

Aptly named 'Sun Goddess' dress - sophisticated and sexy

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit beautifully - little bit of room in the bust. Knockout color! The high neckline and longer length made me feel comfortable wearing it but it's still pretty sexy. The fabric is gorgeous and the design works to hide small bulges which I was concerned about in a sheath dress. Absolutely loved it! Got loads of compliments.
gelena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 27, 2012

Fit like a glove!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is meant for taller leaner people and being 5'2 the dress was a little too long on me. But otherwise, the dress was great! The detail on it was AMAZING and the color was gorgeous! I got alot of compliments!
Ana
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 3, 2013

Absolutely beautiful, beats the typical black dress. Different a true eye catcher!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered 6 & 8 because I'm pear shape. Material gives a bit and was able to wear 6. Top was a bit loose but nothing too noticeable. My only observation was that I thought that the dress would have been lined particularly since it was a Vera Wang. If you have a curvy shape this dress is beautiful; people will notice you!! I wore it with gold shoes and accessories. Marvelous dress!!
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 4, 2013

Engagement Photo Dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this Vera Wang dress for my engagement photos. There was good with this dress, but also some bad. CONS: It didn't quite fit. It fit perfectly in my bust and hips, but was really baggy in my waist. The dress also came with snags in the material - though it's so intricate in detail, it would be impossible not to snag. PROS: It was beautiful. My photographer loved shooting it, I loved it at first impulse rent, and random people who have seen the dress since then have asked where they can buy it. Great dress, but this renter is skeptical of its fit on a hourglass figure. Photo Credit: John Cain Photography
Tuesday
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Jun 21, 2013

Corporate-friendly conservative yet fun and fashion-forward.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The subtle intricacy and color of this dress is stunning in person. I wore it to a law firm's party at MoMA and was looking for office attire that would outshine in a sea of black sheaths. A teeny bit of stretch to the fabric kept the wrinkles away but still held shape. Beautifully designed.
Kassidy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142 lbs
Jul 6, 2013

I love this dress, it was so classy and beautiful

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fits true to size. Love the details.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 18, 2013

Stands out in a crowd!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
In a sea of black dresses, this one definitely stood out. I got a ton compliments all night. The dress is a beautiful gold color (photo is pretty true), and the stitching/pattern is remarkable. I originally had on the 8 for the ceremony, but I decided to ramp it up so I put on Spanx and wore the 6 to the reception. The only reason I can't give this dress 5 stars is that it was larger on top than I would have liked. Also, the 8 arrived in poor condition --- the zipper paint was rubbing off, and some of the stitching was "fuzzy". I would order your normal size and a size down. Overall, a great, easy-to-wear dress with a modest length.
Annie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 153 lbs
Nov 18, 2013

Classy, yet saucy!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was good, I went for the smaller size and I'm grateful I'm tall. If I was shorter I would have had to hem it. The detail was amazing and I received a lot of compliments. I think the color was great, but the dress worked well for a fun, classy affair. Highly recommend!
Dar
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Dec 14, 2013

I wore this fab dress for my college graduation. I got tons of compliments & felt really good in it

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fits nice.
Addie
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 16, 2013

color stood out among the crowd!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Received lots of complements, its very unique and stood out compared to lots of black dresses (winter time). Good for someone with hips and a bust. I normally wear a 10 but they were out but an 8 worked out but a little tight on top. Very comfortable. Great color!
Eileen
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 11, 2014

I felt spectacular in this dress. I got so many compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was flattering yet it was neither tight nor snug so it was exceptionally comfortable to wear!
Theresa
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 10, 2014

This dress stood out the most at this event!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a charity event. It was stunning and I got so many compliments on it! I probably could have gone a size down but the reviews from previous renters said it ran a little tight in the hips and I was worried they wouldn't fit so I ordered a size up and my back up size was 2 up. However, it was still gorgeous and looked good on my body type. I highly recommend this dress!
Naomi
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 7, 2014

Golden Girl

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore it to an awards dinner hosted by my university. Would look fab on almost anyone, but really stands out on darker skin tones like mine. Received many compliments on the color especially. Dress is not lined, but the material looks and feels expensive/high-quality. Runs a bit large (I'm usually an 8/10, but I think the 6 would have fit just fine). Overall: great for those events which are in between cocktail and black-tie.
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 14, 2014

When I grow up I want to be: sophisticated & sexy.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore to a catholic wedding in California - completely "appropriate" without feeling doudy - sophisticated yet sexy, generated dozens of compliments, perfect balance. Also, I'm tall - length was perfect, great success. Would wear many times over.
Eva
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 27, 2014

Simple enough to not be flashy, but special enough to be noticed.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fits quite well. It was a little loose in the waist and tight on the butt, but that is just my body type. It was still very flattering and comfortable. Not restrictive. Modest just sexy. It's a really special dress but not so fancy or elaborate that you stand out too much. It's a lightweight but luxurious fabric with a little stretch. I'm very pleased - felt sexy and special in it but didn't stand out too much at a small wedding.
katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jul 3, 2014

Stunning dress--stood out

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress on my Thirtieth birthday to a restaurant frequented by many beautiful people and celebrities and still managed to get a ton of compliments! The dress had great structure, came in at the waist very flatteringly and the fabric was amazing.
Trey
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Jul 14, 2014

The pattern and color of the dress were a great fit for the evening wedding that I attended.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered a size 4, which fit perfectly. I was a bit nervous about the dress not being able to zip past my chest but it did! Im very happy I chose that size. The fabric was a good medium between thin and thick. The dress didn't make me too hot and it felt great on. My only con, if I must give one, is that the dress had small fuzz balls. They weren't concerning or noticeable in any way. I received many compliments throughout the evening. Great dress!
Takara
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Aug 9, 2014

I rented this dress for my moms surprise birthday party. She look beautiful in the dress!!!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress was a little big due to a smaller dress wasn't available ...
Jocelyn
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

Pictures of the dress don't do it justice

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
If you have big boobs, it may not work. It barely worked for me (I'm a 38G, the bust size doesn't go up past 38D). It fit perfectly everywhere else but i had to take my bra off to zip it up. It was worth it . I got so many compliments. The color was gorgeous on my skin. After two tries with RTR, finally got a dress that sorta work. The other dress i ordered didn't work out so I'm glad this backup let me be great!
Kristeen
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Oct 15, 2014

So easy! And affordable for the dress I ordered!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Pros: dress photographed phenomenally, fit perfectly and was very comfortable. I received so many compliments! Cons: rode up just a bit when walking. Otherwise just a beautiful dress perfect for the occasion!
Jocelyn
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Nov 16, 2014

I wore this for my boyfriend's fraternity formal dinner at the highest ranked restaurant in Atlanta!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I received compliments all night on this dress, and although I was bloated, this dress was very forgiving and very flattering. The threading is beautifully done and the color is unforgettable. I would highly recommend this dress to anyone, and I would rent it again!
Samantha
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 19, 2014

This was the most comfortable and elegant dress for an outside, semi-formal wedding.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was awesome! I have broad shoulders and it fit perfectly. The waist was a little big, but it let me breathe easily! I got so many compliments all night! A home run.
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 9, 2014

Dramatic. Perfect for my Gastby-themed event.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fabric was a bit worn, but the fit was still good and the pilling wasn't visible at a distance. All in all, loved this dress and loved that it was different from what everyone else wore.
Elisabeth
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 15, 2014

I got so many compliments

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
Overall, I loved the dress. We had a 20's themed Holiday Party and it was perfect with the Art Deco vibe. The dress is a bit darker and more like a gold than in the picture, but I actually liked that better. It fit snug at the top and looser in the hips.
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 16, 2014

Gorgeous dress that's super comfortable!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved the dress, it is obviously a very high quality and looks super detailed and extravagant. The material is very comfortable and soft. The dress was a tiny bit big for me but it allowed me to move great. It was also a little longer than I expected but it paired great with heels. It's a beautiful dress and I got tons of compliments!
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Feb 10, 2015

Stunning dress for tall ladies, very comfortable

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this for a formal wedding with black flats and it was a wonderful choice. I usually wear between a 6 and 8 but the 6 was the better option in this case.
Millicent
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Feb 17, 2015

Modest and elegant without being unflattering!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
Like most, it did fit a little loose on me but still worked. If you're looking for a sexy dress, this might not be the one for you...it's more of a beautiful/classy fit. If you're shorter, it falls right at your knees. Came with a few pulls in the material (which were quite noticeable) and a small wine stain, but still photographed nicely. I would definitely wear this again!
Amy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Feb 20, 2015

I got so many compliments that night!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Perfect fit -
Becca
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Mar 30, 2015

First holiday party at my new job

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very unique dress that stood out while being appropriate cut for a work event.
Katie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 31, 2015

Unique dress came with tons of compliments!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
First, let me say people loved this dress! It was really different from anything I'd rented before and I loved the color and the style. It definitely is a little brighter than it appears in my picture and photographs very differently in certain light. I ordered a 6 and 8 and didn't notice a huge difference in the two sizes but ultimately went with the 8 because it was a little more forgiving on my tummy. I'm 5'2'' so it does hit below the knee on me, but I didn't mind. I do agree with the others that I was surprised as the quality and lack of a lining. It's clear these dresses have been worn their fair share and my bracelet did catch on the fabric a number of times. If you happened to flip the dress inside out it looks like a real mess with strings everywhere, but ultimately that didn't matter all that much. I was just expecting something a little more polished from Vera Wang. All in all, I was really happy and would rent again.
Annemarie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Apr 3, 2015

Prettier in Person

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This was my backup size, size 6 was my first choice. It was a bit too large, so I think the 6 would've been just right. The color is deeper in person, richer looking. The fabric was nice, a little worn, but I think this has been a popular style for RtR. I plan to wear this to church on Easter, and it will be great for that. I am 5'7" and it hits just at my knees.
Dayna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 5, 2015

The color is eye catching and the fabric is light

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this dress for a friend's wedding. I was nervous because this designer doesn't carry a 14 in this dress. Luckily all my workouts ensured that I am a true size 12 and it fit perfectly. The dress doesn't have any stretch but it also isn't lined which makes it easier to wear. I have a large bust and was able to wear a regular bra without any problems. I received tons of compliments and was able to dance without issue. This is my favorite RTR dress to date.
Sherry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 9, 2015

The raised geometric design on the dress makes it pop in person.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great dress for an evening wedding. It's made of thick material that is still flexible enough for you to walk freely. Received many compliments. I usually wear a size 10 but the 8 was the only size available. The size 8 fit just right.
Jessica
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 12, 2015

Beautiful, classy dress.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I LOVE this dress. I am a tall woman with some curves, and this supported everything in all the right places. I don't usually go for "bold" dresses, but I felt this was still classy, but made me feel special.
Jenni
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

This dress was AMAZING!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress can be worn snug (order a size down) or to perfectly skim the body (order your true size). I went with the skim the curves look and it was just gorgeous. I received compliments all night long. I danced the night away and had a very memorable evening. Thank you ladies for even starting this business, I plan on being a very faithful customer.
emily
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

i wore this dress as a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
the fit was perfect. the 6, which i originally ordered, wasn't available so RtR sent me a 4 instead. i didn't think it would fit but it fit like a glove! i felt so classy and sassy in this dress and i received many many compliments. a lot of people guessed that it was a special vintage find. it's not but i love that it gives that impression!
Fanese
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
May 12, 2015

Beautiful Dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Beautiful Dress unfortunately it was too small. Would love to rent again in my size.
Sue
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
May 15, 2015

I felt on top of the world in this dress.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It fit perfectly. There were some frayed and loose threads. But it was fine.
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