Alice by Temperley

All About Crochet Sheath

$40 rental
$575 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent this Alice by Temperley red lace sheath. A simple yet stunning style that is first-date attire worthy! Shown here with the Whiting & Davis Black Mesh Glam Clutch and Kenneth Jay Lane's Jet Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size Chart

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Product Details

Red lace over nude lining (100% cotton). Cap sleeves. Scoop neckline. Straight skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye-closure. Lined (100% polyester). 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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51 reviews

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Small 1
True to Size 31
Large 19
Photos 23
Janna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 31, 2013

Stylist Review!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was super easy! I loved the red crochet over the nude lining. The way the seaming detail contours your waist is incredibly flattering. This dress did run slightly big so I would size down for backup and it may be a more difficult dress for petite women. It hit just above my knee. Overall, a great dress for a spring event!
Tiffany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 17, 2013

Amazing dress for the Go Red for Women events!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Perfect dress! I had multiple events for the American Heart Association, and I needed to wear a red dress to all of them. So, rather than buying multiple red dresses, I tried RTR dresses. AMAZING! This dress was absolutely stunning on! I got a ton of compliments! I paired with patent nude heels to complete the look.
Lindsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 8, 2013

Easy, flattering and fun!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
i wore this to a friends wedding in April and was very impressed with the dress. The fit was great and I honestly felt so comfortable all night long. I'm typically between a 4 and 6 depending on the designer and I easily fit into the 4. I'm tall and wore about 3 inch heals and the length was perfect. You won't regret getting this dress. It will look great with minimal effort.
Jessica
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 20, 2013

This dress was prefect for an outdoor evening wedding. I received many compliments & was comfortable

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit perfectly, the color was beautiful and I was comfortable all night. The dress was a little heavy for warmer weather but not unbearable. The dress did fit a little large and I had to wear the smaller size.
Shanti
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 23, 2013

Beautiful dress, perfect for my graduation

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this for my graduation from my master's program and I was very happy with my choice. It was my back-up dress, so I had to take my chances with one size (2), and luckily, it fit absolutely perfectly. It is the perfect dress for a formal event, very appropriate length, and a nice neckline that allows you to wear a regular bra. It was also totally comfortable, and didn't show a single wrinkle after sitting for hours. I only wish it hadn't been covered up by my graduation gown all morning...
RCH19
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
May 27, 2013

This dress is beautiful, but it wasn't flattering on me.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I loved it. Really. I'm not sure what it was -- the red is very red, but it was just loose. Perhaps if I had ordered down a size I'd feel differently. I wore it and felt okay. I think this is a dress that's more appropriate for a work event or church event rather than an evening wedding. The best part about it is the ability to wear a regular bra.
JB
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 5, 2013

A pretty dress you can move in!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This was a great dress for a wedding--it was elegant but not overly fancy, fitted but built for dancing, and a great, fun color. I loved it! The only suggestion I have is to size down... I would have liked it SLIGHTLY more fitted than the 6, which is already on the low end of what I usually wear. Overall tho, great dress.
Marcie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Jul 4, 2013

If only I could keep it

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is amazing. It is so beautiful and oh my goodness is it comfortable! I received many many compliments. The color is so pretty, not too bright, not too dark. The lining under was full coverage and the dress allowed a bit of stretch. It hit right above the knee which was perfect for me.
katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jul 22, 2013

Lovely, classy dress for a party

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I got compliments all night on this dress--the color, the lace, the shape--everyone loved it. I wore a 10 in order to accommodate my hips and bust (34DDD) and the dress had enough stretch to fit snugly in those areas. However, it then didn't hug as closely to my waist which made the dress a little less flattering than I would have hoped. I thought to try a belt but because the fabric only has a little stretch and an otherwise well defined shape, the belt made the material fold and buckle which was more unflattering than the illusion of a wider than actual waist. I would not recommend this dress if you have a true hour glass figure where your waist is dramatically smaller than your bust and hips.
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158 lbs
Jul 30, 2013

pretty and comfortable

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for a rehursal dinner. I actually wore it all day at work, prior to the event. It is classy, pretty, and extremely comfortable. The compliments never stopped. I loved this dress.
Aurielle
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Aug 6, 2013

Perfect for daytime bridal shower.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Ran long on short frame.
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Aug 10, 2013

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Definitely size down... I usually a 12 but this was loose around the waist and runs big on top-- in the shoulder and bust area... I didn't even realize it had a zipper because it was large enough to just slip on... Lots of compliments on this dress...
Jayme
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 14, 2013

That dress was made for you!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Perfect fit, perfect color. Nude shoes were, well, perfect with it! People could not get over this dress and when they found out it was a RTR, they asked if I could buy it because it was seemingly made for me. I got this dress for $25 as a bonus rental since I was renting a formal for the same weekend, and it sole the show.
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 25, 2013

Colorful, comfortable and perfect for a party

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a rehearsal dinner and loved the dress. I was surprised at first how there was a nude underlay with coral crochet on top. I wasn't expecting the nude underlay to be so noticeable, but it didn't matter. I received a lot of compliments and found the dress to be very comfortable. It was nice to wear a regular bra with it.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 8, 2013

Gorgeous, flattering dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is so pretty and flattering. It's an excellent choice for a taller woman, since most dresses that are "knee-length" end up being minis :) I received tons of compliments and felt comfortable and happy all night!
Angela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 14, 2013

RTR staff was so helpful! I appreciated all their help.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Absolutely loved the dress, I wish I could have kept it! It fit perfectly and was both classy and sexy at the same time. Was a nice fabric and wonderful fit. The length was great too, not too short, but not long. Best dress I've ever worn by far!
Tamara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Sep 22, 2013

Lots of compliments

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore with a cardigan over it for a rehearsal dinner. The color is pretty and the fit is relatively flattering, but not one of my favorite dresses -- the lining was a little clingy (probably should be worn with a slip underneath), and the shape/material/waist wasn't ideal for my curvy/pear shape.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 8, 2013

Perfect dress for summer day wedding!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Overall great experience with RTR. This dress was made well and a great classy, yet stylish dress for a daytime summer wedding. Hit right at the knee for me as I'm 5'1" and was comfortable and light weight for the summer heat.
lucky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 67
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 108 lbs
Jan 7, 2014

Great fit, great quality

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved the fit of the dress, the seaming slimmed the look and feel of the dress. Wore to dinner during the holidays and received several compliments. The color is a soft red, very flattering and festive
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 3, 2014

Beautiful Dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is beautiful. The top layer was very soft and light weight. The nude layer had a little stretch to it and was very soft on your skin. I paired it with a nude belt, nude pumps, and a little cardigan. Perfect for the March bridal shower. I did wish I had ordered the size 8 though. I had plenty of room in the 10.
Jells
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 17, 2014

Unique, cute and comfortable

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was well lined. The color was great and looked very nice in photos. Perfect for an outdoor summer wedding
Amanda
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

The compliments were never ending and I felt amazing in red!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The fit was perfect and I felt beautiful and comfortable!
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Mar 31, 2014

Comfortable and flattering!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Redder than imagined in the photo. The nude liner worked well for my complexion and blonde hair. The fitness perfect, though the liner ran longer than the dresses hem in the back .... Nothing fashion tape can't fix.
Caren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 13, 2014

A random lady on the street told me how much she loved the dress!!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Color was coral not pink. Beautiful! Fit was great and it's so comfortable! Love Rent the Runway and can't wait for my next event!!! So fun!
Cristina
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Apr 14, 2014

If it was smaller

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I'm sure that if I had ordered the 0, it would've fit like a glove, but even with that the cut was unflattering for my figure. My petite frame was swamped in the fabric and it didn't really do much for me.
Carole
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 27, 2014

I wore this to my aunt's day wedding. It was very comfortable. I received lots of compliments.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fits well. I could have worn the 4, but I liked the looseness of the six because it was a long day. I loved the length, a couple inches above the knee. I would definitely rent this again for a not-too-dressy event.
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155 lbs
May 3, 2014

Felt amazing

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I was worried the 8 would be too small for my 34E bust. It was perfect. This dress made me feel awesome and it was comfy. I'm a true inverted triangle shape the fit was great. I'm usually a 10 but the 8 was perfect.
Kathryn
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
May 5, 2014

I loved everything about this dress!! It's comfortable and fits like a glove.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was perfect for my curvy shape and just made me feel like a million bucks.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
May 6, 2014

A perfect RED dress!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I loooved this dress. Red is my favorite color, and I was determined to wear this dress. I normally rent a 14 with a 12 for back up, so I was nervous even though all the reviews said that this dress ran big. I am so glad I listened, because it was true. I got the 12 with the 10 just to see...and I fit in the 10 perfectly! However, I ended up wearing the 12 even though it was big on top, because the nude slip hung too far down in the back of the dress on the size 10. But I was very comfortable all night and would highly recommend this dress and definitely would rent it again.
Alexandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 9, 2014

The red lace was beautiful on

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress as a back up for a wedding I attended. I got it a size up from what I normally wear since I wanted to be comfortable and I'm typically somewhere in-between an 8 and a 10. While I didn't wear it to the wedding, I got the chance to wear it the following night, when my husband surprised me with dinner reservations at a nice restaurant. The dress was perfect for a night out, and when paired with a jean jacket and some wedges it didn't feel overly dressy, but I could see how it could be dressed up for a more formal occasion. I loved the fact I could wear a real bra, and that there was no need for spanx underneath. It was great for a spontaneous date night.
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

Beautiful color & comfortable dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress fits much as other reviewers have described. The fabric has a nice stretch and it's such a comfortable dress. I am usually between a 6 and an 8, but the 6 fit me very well. I was swimming in the 8. The color is a beautiful corally-red. I wore nude shoes and a simple necklace. The only downside was that the crocheted/lace top layer would catch on my bracelet, so I had to take that off for part of the evening. I didn't want to snag the fabric or create a tear. It's a lovely dress, highly recommended, and I would rent it again.
Ellen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112 lbs
Sep 4, 2014

Pretty dress, exactly as it looks

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a fairly casual outdoor wedding. I think I would have worn the 0 if it was available, but the 2 fit OK. The dress was very sweet and appropriate for the occasion. Not a showstopper, but it's nice and there were no surprises. It looks and fit pretty much exactly how it does in the picture
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Sep 10, 2014

Dress is so comfortable!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I rented this dress with my free dress birthday credit (thanks RTR Pro!) and wore it on a date with my boyfriend. It is SO comfortable - no worries about over eating and not being able to breathe! I also love the color - it's bright and unique without being flashy or loud.
Whitney
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Loved this dress. Was worn to a fundraising event. Got a lot of compliments on it.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fits well. Needed help zipping it up. wore with black heels and used a black handbag. Not too short, I was able to sit it in and still feel comfortable. Showed off my figure, which is hard because I am pretty straight up and down. Would recommend this dress! I liked it because it had color and was not plain, as my usual dresses are.
Meredith
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

So comfortable and chic!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered the 6 and the 4, but I normally wear a 6. I tried the 6 on first and thought it fit OK. The nude liner was peeking out below the coral crochet hem, so I would have had to pin or fashion tape it to match. I then tried on the 4 and the hem was perfect and it fit as well, so I decided to go with the 4. I received so many compliments and felt fantastic all night! I would definitely recommend this dress!
gogomegho
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

So many compliments!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a September wedding and received many compliments. I usually wear a size 8 or 10, but based on the reviews I was confident I should order a size 8. It fits pretty true to size, although I would have liked it a *tiny* bit tighter, but it was still great. The dress has enough give so it could probably fit several body types. I also brought a black blazer with me to the wedding in case it got cold and you can totally dress it down for a work event.
Shelley
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

Perfect for a fun wedding!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wear between a size 4 and 2 in dresses. I ended up wearing the 2, although both fit. The dress is extremely comfortable and easy to wear. I love love loved it!
Mika
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

Comfy and elegance!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was perfect, not tooo tight and not too big. It was such a wonderful color that you dont normally see. I would rent this dress again!
Ruthann
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139 lbs
Oct 20, 2014

The dress was lovely and appropriate for the business party I wore it to.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I could have worn either the 6 or the 4 but went with the 6 because it gave me a bit more room across the bust. The dress was very pretty and in excellent condition. Festive but appropriate for the business party I wore it to.
Allison
Age: 53
Nov 9, 2014

This was my first time using RTR and I loved the convenience and variety!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was true to size, and this dress was so very comfy.
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