Alice by Temperley

Cowl Neck Sleeved Dress

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$350 retail

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Stylist Notes

This sexy stunner from Alice by Temperley in a simple and sultry style that’s a perfect party piece.

Size & Fit

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - dress is very fitted throughout - fabric slightly cinches in abdomen and ruching detail conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs very narrow - size up in backup size for fuller hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black matte jersey. Cowl neckline. 3/4 sleeves. Ruched body. Hidden side zip. About 37" from shoulder to hem.

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97 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(44)
Small
(49)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
September 21, 2014
Borrowed this dress for my birthday dinner and girls night out. Had a great time!
Wore the 12 because the 10 was definitely too small. The 12 fit just right everywhere except in the shoulders/neckline where it was a bit loose. I felt like I had to keep adjusting it to keep it from sliding off one shoulder. But overall I loved this dress. It was a nice modest length on my short legs, and the ruching on the sides and across the lower section helped to disguise my wobbly bits. Didn't have to wear Spanx or tights. My guy friend told me I looked hot and I got compliments all night long.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 139lbs
October 29, 2014
Cute.. more going on that I thought..
Rented this for a cocktail party and loved the idea of the sleeve length and neckline. There is so much ruche-ing that it did not work for my body type. Also, this dress is for someone with a medium to long torso... Mine is very short. I am 6 months postpartum and that did not help with my bust size. The dress was VERY cute and comfortable, but it just was not for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
November 9, 2014
Once zipped, wonderful
It is a great dress once it's zipped up. This could be worn to all kinds of events. I kind of wish I owned it. It's a perfect lbd.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 30, 2014
I got this as a replacement dress was looking for something pretty and simple
arms were a little tight but overall flattering dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
March 19, 2014
I celebrated our 1-year wedding anniversary wearing this dress and ended up pregnant. 'Nuff said.
I wore this out to dinner for our 1-year wedding anniversary. It is a jaw-dropper. I'm sad I lost the photo - this dress was gorgeous.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
September 7, 2010
Much prettier and sexier than it looks on the website. A super easy fit - ruching disguises all flaws. Wore with a flashy necklace.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
November 27, 2010
Much cuter in person! Hides flaws and gives a sexy silhouette.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 13, 2011
Renting this dress from RTR made me feel sexy and beautiful for my engagement shoot, and my fiance couldn't take his eyes off me!
I couldn't have been happier with this dress! I wore it for my engagement shoot in downtown LA and it was classy, elegant, and sexy. The ruching and silhouette was very flattering, and it fit true to size. The neckline looked great with an updo and flashy earrings. I'm 5'2" and it hit me right where it shows on the model.
DOctober 13, 2011
Lindsey- You look great in this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 25, 2012
Great fit.
Dress fits great, not too short. The 3 quarter sleeves make it great for a fall/winter wedding or cocktail party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 30, 2014
Lovely form fitting dress.
I rented this dress as a backup and ultimately wore my first choice. It was a very pretty dress, form fitting in all the right places. Ruching at the waist was great to hide any imperfections. Overall I just felt it wasn't quite formal enough for a wedding. I would rent this again for a less formal occasion.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
June 9, 2014
Sexy!
Yes, this dress started out pretty snug, but even just a few minutes after putting it on, I could zip it up unassisted and move around freely. It wound up being very comfortable and so sexy! It hugged my curves in a very flattering away and it was pretty forgiving with problem areas. I didn't need a bra nor did I need spanx. A tip though: while it was comfortable, it was warm and I was at an outdoor wedding on a beautiful day. I cooled off eventually, but I'd say this dress might be better suited for a Fall or early Spring event. A great choice though; you won't be disappointed!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
August 24, 2014
I felt confident and sexy
I have actually rented this dress twice, the first time for a boston bar heavy bachelorette and the second for a formal wedding. It was perfect for both which is rare. It is easy to dress up or down and I felt very sexy in it and still looked classy. The material has some give but it is a little short so if you are self conscious about your legs, it's not for you. I might actually buy this dress because I liked it so much!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 22, 2010
Im a curvaceous and tall woman(5'8). This dress is very flattering. The ruching hides all of your flaws. However, I was unimpressed with this dress. It was just ok. I really didnt care for the fabric. After dressing it up with great accesories, it turned out nice. But, I wouldnt rent it again
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 29, 2011
This dress is really easy to wear - quite comfortable and very flattering. I wore it on New Year's Eve with embellished heels. The silhouette is simple, but the ruching amps up the design a bit. I loved the longer sleeves - no shivering in a drafty ballroom! I'm 5 ft. 2 and oscillate between 105 and 110 pounds. I tried both the size 2 and 4. The 2 was wearable for an evening, but a little loose.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 21, 2011
Fits like a glove
This felt like a nice winter alternative LBD. It wasn't particularly special, but I'll bet it could be "grown up" with good jewelry. I ended up not wearing it to my corporate black tie event since it was a bit too plain/young feeling, but I think it would be great for a date!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 26, 2012
The Dress fit perfectly
True to size dress was perfect
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
January 27, 2013
Nice ruching, great fit.
The ruching in this dress is not as obvious on the RTR model, but is really makes the dress flattering. It fits great and is really comfortable. I've also rented the Halston Heritage Eclipse off the shoulder black dress, and I prefer that one over this dress, but would still recommend this to someone looking for a basic black dress. It is sexy, but still classy.
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