Vera Wang

Sun Goddess Sheath

$40 rental
$1,195 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".)

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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94 reviews
Fit
Large
(25)
True to Size
(61)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Weight: 155lbs
February 10, 2015
Stunning dress for tall ladies, very comfortable

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.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 5, 2015
The color is eye catching and the fabric is light

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.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
June 22, 2015
Lots of compliments. Got lots of compliments.

The dress is not sparkly, but that's okay the pattern is lovely and makes it classy and sophisticated without being over the top. Rented this for a wedding, wore a different dress for that, but decided to wear this to the after party.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 15, 2014
I got so many compliments

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.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 4, 2013
Engagement Photo Dress

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

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 18, 2013
Beautiful fabric and color

This dress is beautiful in person! I ordered a size 2 and 0 but the 0 was unavailable so I wasn't able to wear this dress. The bust is fitted but the waist and hips are more forgiving so I would have needed to size down. Will definitely try to rent this again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
May 8, 2013
Stunning color!

I am usually a 4-6 and the 4 fit me, so I would say it runs a little large for designer sizes. The color is amazing and it really stands out. One caution: this is an embroidered dress, so don't wear anything that could potentially snag the embroidery. It is somewhat fragile and probably won't have a long life with RTR. I loved it, however, and it was REALLY fun to wear.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
September 9, 2013
The smallest size available is a 2, and it was massively too big. Beautiful dress, though.

I'm very very petite and typically wear a 0 or 00, so it's my own fault for taking a chance on the size 2 (the smallest size available for this dress). It's a gorgeous dress, though- brilliant, rich color and exquisite embroidery. Wish I could've worn it :(

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
September 18, 2013
Stands out in a crowd!

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.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 69
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
October 7, 2013
Most popular with the crowd

This dress is absolutely gorgeous. Random strangers complimented me on it! It's also extremely comfortable - so gorgeous and comfortable that I wore it two days in a row, once to a casual dinner (with flats and colorful jewelry) and once to a fancy dinner (with heels and diamond earrings). BUT I did not feel gorgeous in it because, as others have said, the fit is strange (hence the 4 stars). I agree that it is designed for someone taller - or at least longer-waisted - and maybe for a pear shape. It fit me in the bust, but was way too big in the hips. And I just swam in the 12, the "size up" recommended for back-up. I had a complicated relationship with this dress!

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 8, 2013
Great dress! Beautiful color and detailing.

Got compliments all night long. Dress fits pretty true to size. I am 5'7" and 155 lbs, I think I could have worn the 6, the 8 was loose around the waist and hips but still showed off my hourglass figure. This was my second dress and only got one size. This is a dress I would consider buying it stood out from all the same old little black dresses everyone else was wearing.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
March 7, 2014
Golden Girl

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.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 23, 2014
Gorgeous detail with a very flattering fit.

This is a beautiful dress, even more than the photos convey! The detail is slightly embossed and has a dual tone quality that goes well with black pumps. The dress is unlined, which I was surprised by, however when I put it on it was extremely comfortable. The fabric is quite soft and hangs with just the right amount of structure. My only disappointment was that the size 2 was more worn than expected. My husband had to use scissors and trim all the fuzzy threads. The 4 was in better shape but too large.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 17, 2014
Beautiful dress but not meant for anyone with a long torso.

This dress is beautiful. The color is gorgeous and fabric is very elegant. I could not wear it because it was humungous in my waist and hips. I usually wear a 0 or 2 in dresses, depending on the designer, and they did not have the 0 available. I rented the 2 and because my torso is so long, it did not fit properly at all. I was swimming in it. If you have a long torso you can not rent this dress. It is cut for a very standard length torso and if yours is long (like mine) the "hips" of the dress will align with your waist which will make it huge in both your waist and hips. If you have a ong torso then you have probably had this problem with dresses before. If you have never had this problem before, you should be fine with renting this dress. It is simply gorgeous and I wish it would have fit me properly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
June 30, 2014
Classy and different

gorgeous marigold color - I received tons of compliments. It's cut a bit big and isn't very body con, so it's good for a work event.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 6, 2014
Beautiful dress but too baggy at the waist

I probably could have tried a size 2 in order to get a better fit but, the bust was the perfect size and the length was just what I was looking for. The only issue was it didn't hug me at the waist. The color was great and the detail is lovely, I would just suggest renting a smaller size as well to try.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2014
I received so many complements on this dress. It was easy to stand out!

The dress runs a bit large but even in the smaller size it is incredibly comfortable. I was able to run around and set up a wedding for three hours without any discomfort. The only drawback is that the material snags easily.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
November 16, 2014
I wore this for my boyfriend's fraternity formal dinner at the highest ranked restaurant in Atlanta!

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!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 20, 2014
Couldn't wear it way tooo big and the fabric's worn.

I had been eyeing this Vera Wang for a while and planned to wear it to a wedding. Ended up not wearing and because someone damaged a backup size was already given a free backup. The dress I received was worn/fraying. If I hadn't already received a free backup, I would have mentioned it to RTR. Thanks to them for generous customer service.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 8, 2014
Comfortably Glam

It's not as form fitting as it looks from others' photos. It's so much more comfortable than that, and yet still creates a shape. Also, it's just classically pretty. It's not stretchy. It definitely runs large, particularly in the bust. If you're small, get a bit of padding.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
February 17, 2015
Modest and elegant without being unflattering!

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!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 29, 2015
i wore this dress as a bridesmaid in my sister's 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!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 134lbs
June 1, 2015
Beautiful details!

I wore this dress on a date night to the ballet. I have been wanting to rent it because it looked beautiful and I have to say that photos do not do it justice. I added one of a close up to people could see the details because it really is just so beautiful. While on my way to the ballet I was stopped a few times by random people who complimented me on the dress. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of this dress I was unable to order my typical size 2 but instead rented a 4 and the dress did not fit me well. I took a risk figuring it is better for a dress to be too large than too small. I had to wear a belt with it to cinch the waist, you cannot tell in photos but it gathered a bit in the back. I'd suggest renting your normal size and also a size down. I wish I had gotten the 0 or 2. The dress was so beautiful I didn't want to return it and I highly recommend it!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Age: 38
September 28, 2015
I rented this for a photoshoot!

I rented this for a photoshoot. I got it in the 4, but wish I had also gotten the 2, as it was a little big and I ended up clipping it in the back. thank goodness pictures don't show the back :0 the dress was definitely worn, it had snags and pulled threads, but overall, I accomplished my goal.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
April 3, 2013
n/a

Beautiful dress however runs large bottom half. Surprising as Vera usually is cut small. Would rent again in a smaller size.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 56
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
September 6, 2013
Every review I read prior to my rental was correct.

It is a little tight in the bust. The hips are a little wide. I had both a 10 and a 12 delivered and both fit different ways. I went with the 12. I was comfortable and could sit during the wedding and dinner that followed without being concerned I would split a seam. I wore a slip because it's not lined. the color is amazing and I was complimented all evening and wished I actually owned the dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
May 3, 2014
Jackpot!

You have to put this dress on to truly appreciate its beauty. When it came to of the box, it looks like a piece of tapestry. Once I put it on, I felt like a million bucks. I loved it! It runs a bit large but it is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 11, 2014
Beautiful Dress

I got a ton of compliments on this dress, but I wish they had had a size down because I definitely could have gone down at least 1 size. (I actually had my friend pulling the fabric tight in the back for this picture... Still, all in all I was very happy with it.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 23, 2014
Pretty but too big

Although it was beautiful, I wasn't able to wear this dress. I am a almost always a size 8 but this was too big everywhere, even in the hips (usually the tightest spot for me). Didn't think to get a 6 because I couldn't imagine being loose around the hips. Had to pull something out of my closet.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
September 8, 2013
Dress did not fit well.

The dress fit great through the hips and waist but smashed my chest and did not look good on me. I was disappointed because the dress was beautiful and I could not zipper the top of the dress without it flattening my chest. I would not recommend this dress for fuller breast sizes.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 6, 2014
The dress!

The dress is beautiful. Wore it to the officer's tea at our boat club. The dress was classic - elegant and the color amazing. The fit comfortable. This is my first selection from RTR. This is a wonderful service. Looking forward to dressing up for my next event thanks to RTR!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 12, 2015
Beautiful Dress.

Beautiful Dress unfortunately it was too small. Would love to rent again in my size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 123lbs
September 9, 2013
I didn't wear it. It didn't fit.

Unfortunately, it was a tad snug, and I just couldn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 1, 2012
Amazing Color!

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.

andreaOctober 1, 2012
I was quite disappointed in this dress. The picture makes the fabric look much more refined than it is in person. It is more of a silk shantung fabric and the embroidery is quite course. The fit was also a bit odd-- it was tight on the top (and I am an A cup), loose around the waist and fit through the hip. The length is also a little too long (I'm 5'6"). The size 4 hit below my knee.
RTR CustomerOctober 1, 2012
Hi Andrea! I apologize that you were dissatisfied with this dress. This dress is made of jacquard which is a more thick and textured fabric and at 41", this dress runs long and is recommended for anyone looking for a below the knee style! We recommend reading the Product Details tab for further information on a dress's material and length. I look forward to seeing what you choose next!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 15, 2012
I ended up not wearing this dress.

I was very disappointed with this dress and did not end up wearing it. The fabric looks much more refined in the photo. It is really more like a silk shantung and the embroidery is not delicate but quite raised. The fit was also quite odd: It was tight through the bust, loose around the waist and fitted through the hip.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
October 23, 2012
Fit perfectly and everyone loved the dress.

Color looks amazing!

KarenOctober 23, 2012
Perfect on you! With your hair color and style, you look great!
MaxineOctober 23, 2012
You look amazing in this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
November 17, 2012
Wow

This dress fit me like a glove. Very form fitted. Beautiful bright color and intricate woven detail. It made me look very curvy. I wore this to a woman's luncheon and received many compliments. Got lots of looks. A little expensive to rent but worth every penny.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
November 27, 2012
Stunning classy & elegant dress

This was my first experience with RTR and I loved it! This dress was absolutely gorgeous and stood out at the wedding. It's very classy and elegant, so if that's the look you are after then look no further. I got so many compliments from everyone: my hubby told me that I might even outshine the bride! The bride loved my dress as well as her family, but I even had a lead singer from the band come over to tell me that my dress is so exquisite and that I should get it in all colors. Beautiful dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 3, 2012
Aptly named 'Sun Goddess' dress - sophisticated and sexy

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.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
January 3, 2013
Absolutely beautiful, beats the typical black dress. Different a true eye catcher!

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!!

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