Alice by Temperley

All About Crochet Sheath

$87 to buy
$575 retail
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".)

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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87 reviews
Fit
Large
(27)
True to Size
(47)
Small
(3)
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 12, 2015
Comfortable but flattering and lots of compliments!
I loved this dress for a conservative after-graduation event. I could move easily with no fear of bra straps showing, etc. but it was still eye-catching and slimming. I have a pear shape, and it wasn't tight on my hips. It fell just about an inch or so above my knee. I'm a mom, and it was just easy to wear. I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
August 21, 2015
Perfect length for tall girls!
I wore this to a graduation and wanted a dress with modest length but not way down to my knees. It fit really well and the color is bright in person. It was perfect for the occasion but I wouldn't rent it for an occasion where I was going for a hotter look
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
January 15, 2016
Great dress for day time work event
As other reviewers noted the lining tends to slip below the lace but this wasn't too terrible to fix as the day went on. I wore this for a day time awards event for work and paired it with nude heels. It photographed well. Not sure I'd rent again, it worked but I wasn't ecstatic about it. True to size.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
March 30, 2015
Didn't wear - too large & lining too long
I rented this to wear to a baptism where I was the god mother. I read reviews and knew it ran large. I typically would wear a 12 (on a good day), wanted to rent a 10 & 12, but the 10 was not available. The 12 came and was large. I contemplated making it work, but then I noticed the lining rand longer than the dress. Too big and the extra lining made me look sloppy in this, so I opted for something else I had in my closet.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
June 17, 2015
Comfy for dancing!
I usually wear a 2 or 4 in dresses. The 4 was huge, and the 2 was great. Comfortable and left room for dancing comfortably! It was a very light dress, which was perfect since it was 95 and humid at the wedding! I didn't think it was the most flattering on me, but I got lots of compliments :) I would definitely recommend.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119lbs
June 21, 2015
The color was great. Fit was modest, yet sexy.
Fit was good. Was going to wear the 4, but it made the lining look too bunchy. In fact, I thought the lining would have appeared bunchy in pics. ( even with the 2), but it didn't at all. Photographed how I hoped it would. Also, the lining was about an inch shorter than the hem of the outer part of the dress. I saw a review where someone said the lining was longer than the outer part. Which was definitely not the case!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
June 16, 2016
Great fit and very comfortable
I'm normally between a 12 and 14, but the 12 for perfectly. I'm 5 feet tall, but I didn't have bunching in the back like I typically do with dresses that aren't petite. I received a lot of compliments and I was very happy with my first RTR experience.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
July 10, 2016
As always RTR was so easy and convenient. The dress was very pretty.
I rented this for a wedding. The dress was very pretty and very comfortable.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
September 1, 2016
Great dress, lots of compliments
Very comfortable, great for, lots of compliments
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 1, 2016
Tons of compliments at my graduate school graduation
Comfortable well-fitting and beautiful dress. Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
May 6, 2014
A perfect RED dress!
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.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
September 22, 2014
So comfortable and chic!
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!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 2, 2014
Perfect for a fun 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!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 20, 2013
Chic, professional dress
Wore this to a professional function wanting to look conservative and classy. This dress did exactly that. The color is a great way to stand out in a crowd. Beautifully made, quality dress.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 195lbs
March 16, 2013
The details of this dress are amazing!
I wore this dress to a friends bridal shower and it was perfect. The crochet details are very pretty and unique. I thought it did run a little big.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
April 8, 2013
Easy, flattering and fun!
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
May 3, 2013
Nice dress, not amazing
I rented this as my back up for my daughter's confirmation but I loved my original and didn't love this one. My sister ended up wearing it and she's normally an 8-10 and fit the 6 easy. It's a nice dress but I'm 5'9" and it felt longer than I would like it to be when I tried it on. I think it hit me at my knee and I wish it had been a few inches shorter - so a warning for those who aren't as tall as me!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 11, 2013
Fit well but was see through
I rented this as my backup dress and did not wear it. I usually wear a 6 but rented a 4 which fit really well. The reason I didn't wear it is my husband informed me it was see-through. I was wearing white underwear and you could see them. It's a really pretty, fun, flirty dress...Just be careful of your choice in undergarments!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 27, 2013
This dress is beautiful, but it wasn't flattering on me.
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
June 2, 2013
Classy and simple.
I rented this for my sister who is typically a size 8, 5'2", petite pear shape and 155 lbs. My sister actually fit a size 6 perfectly. This dress was flattering for her figure. I would not rent this dress if your olive or darker due to the nude liner would look kinda weird against your skin tone. I only say this because I'm olive tan person and the nude liner was not flattering color for me.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 5, 2013
A pretty dress you can move in!
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.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 29, 2013
Liked it so much, I bought it!
This is one of my all time favorite rentals, and I can't remember ever getting so many compliments! Wore it to a college reunion, and I will say this is the perfect "reunion" dress. As soon as I get into the elevator of my hotel to go to my event, the other woman in the elevator complimented my dress and the compliments continued all night. It is a beautiful, flattering dress that is comfortable and easy, and the red color makes it a standout dress without being over the top. I was so sad to send it back, and looked for it everywhere, but couldn't find it anywhere in the US. Ended up ordering it online from Temperley London and I can think of a dozen other occasions to wear this dress.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
May 3, 2014
Felt amazing
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
March 31, 2015
Ordered a backup dress, ended up wearing it for church!
Dress runs large, I loved the color and the quality was top notch. I just felt it didn't flatter me that much. I am curvy and I don't think where the dress cut, along with it being a little big, worked very well on me.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
May 9, 2015
Great color, photographs well. Can wear with a normal bra.
Definitely runs large, I'm glad I read the other reviews and went with a smaller size. Doesn't look like much on the hanger, but looks great on and in photos. I had read a previous review of the size 12 which mentioned that the liner hung lower than the top layer and was bummed that RTR hadn't fixed that before sending it to me. My Mom had to hem the liner in the front, but it looked great after that.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 1, 2015
Wore this for my med school graduation. I wish it hadn't been covered by my gown the whole time.
I normally wear 6-8, though I may have lost a little weight recently. The 6 was too large and the 4 fit perfectly, so I'm glad I sized down for my back up. It was beautiful and relatively comfortable. I didn't have any real problems with the lining, and the color was true to the photos. It may not have been THE most flattering for my body type (I have a pretty square torso), but I thought it worked really well. Normally I gauge a dress based on how many compliments I get, but I wore this under my graduation gown almost the whole time so I couldn't say this time.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 3, 2015
Lovely! Work appropriate and pretty. Color is a deeper, richer red than it appears in photos.
Comfortable and easy to wear. Only gripe is that the liner tends to bunch in places like the buttcrack. Dress also looked a bit worn in places--it's not in totally new condition. I'm usually a 4/6, and the 4 was slightly roomy. Overall happy with it though! Was complimented.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 20, 2013
This dress was prefect for an outdoor evening wedding. I received many compliments & was comfortable
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.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95lbs
July 30, 2015
Summer Blaze!
The color of this dress is to die for! My mother had picked this dress out for my little sister to wear to a wedding reception, but ended up wearing another dress since this one was a little too wide. In my opinion, it was a little too old for her age (18), but others could probably pull it off better.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 10, 2015
Amazing dress - received so many compliments!
I have nothing bad to say about this dress. I love it. It runs a little large - I'm usually an 8 and the 6 fit perfectly. It is form fitting yet forgiving at the same time. I would buy it if I could.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
November 23, 2015
Comfortable and super cute.
Comfortable and super cute. Fit a little bigger then I would of liked, but overall a great dress.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 22, 2014
Beautiful color & comfortable dress!
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.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
February 17, 2013
The entire experience from ordering to opening the package was fantastic!
Absolutely love this dress. I am petite on top and have wider hips -- this dress did a great job of accentuating the positives and minimizing the negatives. I felt like a million bucks in it especially paired with the Nicole Miller earrings recommended by the RTR stylist! Both were beautiful on and so incredibly comfortable too. I was so impressed with the packaging- all the samples included made me feel like it was Christmas. Both dresses were in impeccable shape! Can't wait to rent again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 28, 2013
Great engagement party dress
I got so many compliments on this dress. The color is really flattering, even though it is winter and I am super pale with blonde hair. I would definitely rent this again. It does run large - I am usually a 4 and the 2 fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 16, 2013
Very pretty dress, runs a bit large
Great color, very classy and versatile style, totally comfortable.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
August 10, 2013
Beautiful dress
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...
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
July 17, 2015
Lovely
Did not wear this (didn't have my backup size ready to ship in time) but loved it! Tried on the 4 and could have worn it but I have a feeling the 2 would have looked better. Without trying on the smaller size it's hard to definitively say but felt like it ran large. Great color. I'm planning on renting this for another wedding later this summer.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 10, 2013
Such a perfect fit!
I adored this dress. I'm usually betwee a 4 and 6, and the 4 fit perfectly with a padded bra (I think the bra bumped me up to a 34B). The seams in the front of the dress accentuate the curve of your waist, and the A-line of the dress is very flattering on the hip area. The fabric is so interesting and fun, too, with the skin tone (for me_ underlayer and bright red crochet layer on top. I wore this to work with a sweater and then to a campaign watch party sans sweater that evening, and it fit right in both places. Highly recommended!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 22, 2015
Color pops and photographs great!
I normally wear a 6/8, but got a 4 as a backup size after reading other reviews. I fit into the 4, but went with the 6 because the 4 rubbed a bit under the arms. Pretty and comfortable - plus the red stands out great!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
April 7, 2015
I really like the crochet overlay. It is pretty and elegant.
Pros: Classy, attractive, and looks like an expensive dress. Cons: The color is red (I thought it would be peach), and the dress is clingy. It needs Spanx to even out bumps!
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