Review: Theory Rikae Sheath Dress

Theory Rikae sheath dress, sz 0
Theory Rikae dress in grey/ivory (style no. C111609R), sz 0
J.Crew faux pearls (similar here and here)

I went to the outlets with my friend and her brother on Saturday and found this classic sheath dress at Theory. It was our first stop on our shopping trip and we looked around and tried on a few things but decided to walk out empty handed. I told her that we should both step away to make sure that we weren’t buying
something just because it’s Theory but because we love it. In my opinion, their clothing drapes very well and it’s easy to fall in love with the polished look. I fell in love with a silk white blouse with black piping but it was a hefty $189 so that was an easy decision despite how flattering it was.

Before we left for the day, she found that she was still thinking about the navy rain/trench coat so we went back to show her brother for a second opinion. They let us combine both of our items together to get the 15% off discount in the coupon book. My dress was $210 but with the discount it came down to $178 and change (the original retail price was $300). I know it’s still pricey but I wear all of my Theory pieces for years and they are classic pieces that have stood the test of time.

As much as I love Theory I could never in good conscience pay full price for it especially after discovering the outlet location. I used to live closer to the outlets and my love for Theory was very bad for my wallet. I was definitely out of control during one of my previous visits. Now I only go to the outlets a few times a year.

Theory Rikae sheath dress, sz 0
Size 0 measures approximately 16″ in the bust, 14″ in the waist, 16″ in the hips
(Measurements taken with the garment laying flat)
Theory Rikae sheath dress, sz 0 (pockets)
Love that it has pockets
Theory Rikae sheath dress (sz 0) & Zara Combination Jacket with zips (sz XS)
Paired with: Zara combination jacket with zips (reviewed here also seen here)


  1. modern.girl
    March 11, 2013 / 5:27 am

    i looooooooooooooove this dress! it looks so perfect on you. you such a great figure! i'm really considering that zara jacket as well… modern.girl

  2. Brittney
    March 11, 2013 / 6:28 am

    I'm glad you're thinking about the cost per wear. The dress seems perfect for work. By the way, did you get your DSLR up and going?

  3. Stylish Petite
    March 11, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    That dress looks bananas on you! LOL 😀 Pinning immediately!

  4. Miriam Lee
    March 11, 2013 / 3:52 pm

    great dress! i haven't been to the outlets in so long! you make me want to go!

  5. Jess L
    March 11, 2013 / 4:21 pm

    Aww.. Thanks Yvonne! You should totally get it… I'm sure you've seen it on Anh (9to5chic) and it looks amazing on her.

  6. Jess L
    March 11, 2013 / 4:25 pm

    Thanks Brittney. I save it for special events but in the spring and summer I love to wear dresses to work so it will be in rotation. I like that it's not too tight unlike their other sheath dresses.I tried taking photos with my DSLR in a few of my previous posts but of course I got lazy and posted these iPhone pictures instead because it's quicker. I spend too much time taking a lot of photos on my DSLR only to have a few okay/good ones and then spending time cropping them when I could just snap a few iPhone pictures. If I have time when I get home tonight I'll play around with the camera but to be honest I have a lot of errands to do and time (I don't have) always seems to fly by when I mess with the DSLR.

  7. Jess L
    March 11, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    Thanks Annie! I appreciate the pin. 🙂 I think you should get the dress too! I believe it came in 00.

  8. Jess L
    March 11, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    Thanks Miriam!The other time I went was last year in October. Outlets are trouble for me especially if they have a Theory.

  9. Sheila
    March 11, 2013 / 5:14 pm

    You look amazing in that dress Jess! I love how fitting it is on you. :)AND love the fact that it has pockets!! Awesome!xo –

  10. Brittney
    March 11, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    Ah I see. That's completely understandable, and don't feel pressured by my comment or anything–I was wondering if something had happened to the camera haha!

  11. Visa
    March 12, 2013 / 12:41 am

    lovely dress and i am in love with your jacket!xoxo

  12. Jessica
    March 12, 2013 / 12:48 am

    I love your dress. It is beautiful and definitely a classic piece.Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  13. Christine
    March 12, 2013 / 2:55 am

    Love the dress on you Jess! It's so classy and nicely fitted! 🙂

  14. Always Maylee
    March 12, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    Did you go to wrentham!? I don't think I realized they had a Theory store there. I love this dress on you. It's so classy and beautiful. I can definitely see you wearing it for years, there's so many ways you can wear it. Definitely a great purchase! :)xo, Yi-chiaAlways Maylee

  15. Jess L
    March 12, 2013 / 4:11 pm

    Thanks so much, Yi-chia. :)Yup! I hated outlet shopping until I discovered Theory there. 😀 It's usually 50% off retail and during holidays it's an additional 20-25% off of that otherwise you can use the 15% off in the coupon book.

  16. Jessica
    March 13, 2013 / 1:34 am

    It is a little pricey but it is so classic and stylish you will be able to get so much wear out of it. It looks amazing on you.Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  17. Jess L
    March 13, 2013 / 2:22 am

    Thanks Tracy. <3 I thought you commented twice but then I realized that Jessica commented yesterday. 🙂

  18. Jess L
    March 13, 2013 / 2:22 am

    Thanks Jessica!

  19. Jess L
    March 13, 2013 / 2:22 am

    Thanks so much Christine!

  20. Jess L
    March 13, 2013 / 2:23 am

    Thanks Sheila! It's definitely going to be one of my favorite dresses.

  21. Vogue and Heels
    March 13, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    Lovely dress! Very classy and elegant and it's the type that can be worn with a lot of different styles.-Vogue&

  22. Jess L
    March 14, 2013 / 12:44 am

    Thanks for your understanding! <3If something happened to the DSLR camera my fiance would be upset. It's his precious. lol

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