Lela Rose

Python Matelasse Dress

$30 rental
$1295 Retail

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Stylist Notes

In a stunning cobalt hue, this Lela Rose matelasse dress is a true showstopper for any evening affair. With a flattering pleated skirt, this style is the perfect cocktail choice.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted on hips and backside - women with full hips should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted on hips and backside - women with full hips should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11".)

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Product Details

Cobalt embossed matelasse. V neckline. Asymmetric draped skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem.

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76 reviews

Fit
Small 4
True to Size 62
Large 8
Photos 32
AJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 9, 2011

Great weekend with my sister.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
Love this dress. Easy fit and runs true to size. I rented it for a trip to Vegas with my sister. Would def recommend.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158 lbs
Jan 5, 2015

The comfort of the dress

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Other
I wore this to a show with my husband. It's soft which surprised me, nice fit , and I wore it with a regular bra and panties.
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Jan 3, 2015

Gorgeous color (fabric not at all like the model)

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a fall wedding in Michigan. The color is gorgeous and doesn't look pythony at all. I loved the rouching at the waist - really unique! It's low cut but if you're small busted like me, it's still modest
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Oct 27, 2014

Fits slightly smaller than normal and is especially tight in the bust area and is very low cut

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress int the end but it runs a bit small and is very low cut if you're busty like me (36DD). There was a bit TOO much cleavage showing! Also, the dress is not at all what's pictured - the fabric is cloth and not shiny AT ALL. It is not leather or faux leather. It is a CLOTH dress. It was fancy enough to wear to a wedding but had to dress it up with sparkly heels and a clutch.
Chelsey
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Sep 30, 2014

Great dress, the color and the fit were perfect!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This dress was great, very sexy. I usually wear an 8-10 dress size, I wore this in a 12, there is no give at all in the fabric. I'm 5'11" 170lbs 36D. The top fit perfect, just the right amount of cleavage. Bottom was perfect to hide any areas wanting to be hidden. The color was beautiful, like the other reviews, is not shiny like the pic however. Is a wool fabric which I really liked. Very comfortable.
Vanessa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 26, 2014

Great Color!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The color was really pretty, however the fabric is very different from what the model photo shows. Its not shiny like that and its pretty heavy weight too. Also the top is very large. I am pretty busty and still had to pin it to make it work. Overall though it worked out for the party that I wore it to.
kasey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
May 11, 2014

Rented it for my one year anniversary dinner with my husband

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Overall I loved the dress and it fit great, but you will need a lot of double stick tape.
Eleanor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
May 8, 2014

Great color!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fabric is not leathery like it looks in pictures, it is much softer so it was comfortable to wear. I got so many compliments! I usually wear a 2 or a 4 and had to go with the 4 because the zipper was a bit jammed.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
May 8, 2014

Cleavage City!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This is definitely a wintery dress, so plan accordingly. Otherwise, this dress is pretty fantastic. The color is bright and beautiful. I wore this to dinner and was pleased with the reactions on the walk there. The pleating is askew which is certainly forgiving. I'm smaller on top and bigger on bottom and this dress worked really well for me. I find that's a difficult combination with fitted dresses and this dress married the two well.
Tianna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 27, 2014

IF YOUR A PEAR.....

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Beware! The top on this dress was way too large and bottom fit just fine. I pinned the straps and was okay. I don't blame the dress, just I'm a true pear. Anyone that has equal proportions or a hourglass this dress would be perfect for!!! I wore the 12, but probably should of gotten the 10. ( it was already rented). Also, it has a really odd fit. It feel like it pulls to the left like the entire dress wants to twist to the left ? At first I thought it was lining but no, just the fit. Still gave 4 stars as the blue is so perfect and the quality of the dress was superb! Great to pair with tights for a winter look! Material is thicker so great for early Spring cold nights! It goes perfect with the CINER Anubis Collar Necklace (seen in photos) that I also rented from RTR! Overall, the entire look was a success!!!
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 21, 2014

Great color, Not the best fit for me thought

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I really did love the color but it was a little snug right beneath my bust. Also, it went more low cut than expected. Overall, it worked for that night but not sure if I would rent it again.
Addie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 15, 2014

Odd fit but fun color and beautiful fabric!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
When I first put this dress on, I was determined to give it no more than 3 stars (Sorry about the picture quality!). The fit really threw me off - there is definitely some ruching on the right hip area that it took me a while to get used to, especially since I was not expecting it AT ALL. I don't think the pictures really describe the dress accurately in this sense. Fortunately, once you are moving around, it's not that noticeable but be aware that if you rent this dress, it does not fit symmetrically from the waist down. That being said, I wore it to a friend's bachelorette party in April and it definitely grew on me over the night! The color was fun, the material was almost a wool-blend material (not python-y at all!) and the length and fit were appropriate and yet a little sexy. I wore a few small bracelets, tights, and heels to accessorize in chilly spring weather. I would have probably preferred to wear the 4 but since that size was unavailable, I went with the 2, which still fit really well. My main complaint with this dress is the weird fit in the skirt - I made the most of it but given the option, I will rent something else next time!
Mary
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Mar 16, 2014

Date night, going from cocktails to dinner to a club.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The cut is for one side to drape like a cowl neck dress, but on one hip. I think that is most flattering on thin women, so I wasn't sure about it. I did feel confident in that I could eat dinner and grateful the top was fitted to offset the hips being a full cut style. The fabric is something like a wool or boucle so it looks a little more brunch than club outing.
Maddie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 29, 2012

Like a gem.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was very happy with everything about this dress! The color was brilliant and it was very flattering. It is great if you want to hide your "gut" and show off your better curves! The dress is very easy to pair with any jewelry! For this event, I decided to wear the chrysler earrings! Together it was a hit!
Annie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 20, 2013

Great dress! The fabric just maybe wasn't the best summer choice.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I picked this dress to wear to a rooftop July 4th party for its bright blue color. The fabric, a wool-silk blend, probably wasn't the best choice for summer, but that was my fault for not checking it before renting. It was still light enough to be wearable for the summer, but it wasn't a breezy as a typical dress you'd normally wear that time of year. The fit was generally flattering, although I did carefully pin down a few folds of fabric to avoid extra "poof" around my hips. Top-heavy ladies should be advised that the bust area was a little tight.
Brianna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 16, 2013

Perfect look for being on stage all night!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I had to find the perfect look for hosting an event that had a crowd of about 1200 people -- and this was it! Awesome color, great fit and got a ton of compliments. I honestly probably wouldn't have rented the dress if it looked like it does in the model's pics -- but I always pour through the reviews before selecting a rental and everyone was right on about the fabric (matelasse) and the fact it isn't shiny or python-y like you would expect. I would for sure rent this again!
Jordan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Mar 2, 2013

loved this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
fit true to size, but the material looked different in person than it did in the picture - still awesome though!
Carolina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 14, 2013

Vibrant color gets a lot of attention

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress I rented for my graduation. The yellow bag in my right hand is not an accessory -just something I was leaving in my car (just in case you were wondering). At first my boobs felt a little tight, but not later on... I don't know if I got used to it or the dress molded to my body eventually. Either way, I felt comfortable and got lots of compliments on my outfit!
Jess
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 1, 2012

Looks different from the picture but still super cute!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for my sorority's semi-formal and it was super cute! The only real con I have is that it looked a lot different from the picture in terms of the fabric--it's much darker and less shiny, and you can't really see the pattern. It was a little tight in the top but that is because my bust is usually a size up from the rest of my body, and it wasn't uncomfortable just a little tough to get into. Overall, I had a really good experience with this dress!
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 22, 2012

Perfect color & dress, was the icing on the cake for a great night!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for an election night party, our colors had this shade of blue. It was the right combo of professional & sexy. I got so many compliments as well and just made the night even more special. Loved this dress
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 10, 2012

I wanted something for college graduation that stood out but wasn't too flashy, this was perfect!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The 4 was a little too tight around my legs and the 6 fit perfectly. I usually wear either a 4 or 6, depending on the dress/designer, and the 6 fit much better. It wasn't as constricting at the 4 would have been. Also, for some reason in the picture on the model the dress looks like leather, which I thought and was really excited about, but it's cloth of some sort. (I'm not really good at knowing the specific kinds) It is still beautiful though!!
Jenn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Nov 8, 2010

Such a classy dress to wear to a family wedding.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The color of this dress is to die for - a deep cobalt blue. Love how it emphasizes the chest area (i'm a DD) without being too overt!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Sep 26, 2012

Great dress when you want to look sexy AND sophisticated!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress was beautiful. It was a little too tight in the chest for me so I am glad I got the size up. The color blue was a lot brighter than in the picture but I like being bright so that was fine with me. I thought the material was going to have a little more of a shine and snakeskin like texture and feel but it ended up being a little heavier, softer fabric. Also, I know I am going to sound like such a dork right now but i was originally worried about the gathering on the sides and how it would look in pictures (if it would make me look bigger in the hips) so I took note of how the model in the photo was standing and whenever it was time for a picture i would turn my body the way she did to give accentuate only the gathering on one side. (just a tip from one photo nut to another) :)
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 13, 2011

I felt like a celebrity in this dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I needed a red carpet appropriate dress for a televised awards event in Los Angeles, I chose this dress at the last minute and could not have been happier with my decision. The color and fabric is amazing (like the other reviews said, it is a light sweater-like material, perfect for this time of year) the dress photographed beautifully, and I felt like a celebrity in it. I did not want to return this one!
Ali O
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 30, 2011

I was an intern this summer at Fox Network, and was able to attend a few movie/ television premieres! Of course I thought of RTR, why would I spend thousands of dollars on a one time use dress/jewerly when there was this blue gem waiting for me! It was SO GREAT, what a success! The fit was excellent, the material is so much cooler than I expected (more cloth-like than nylon!) and was so chic for the event. I was able to look professional and trendy all at once! Several celebs from the film complimented my dress/necklace combo (hello James Franco future hubby!) Thanks RTR, another great success on the red carpet!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is SO GREAT, what a success! The fit is excellent, the material is so much cooler than I expected (more cloth-like than nylon!) and was so chic for the premiere. I was able to look professional and trendy all at once! Thanks RTR, another great success on the red carpet! I would recommend this dress to anyone!
Stephanie
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 22, 2015

Great dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was perfect. I wore it to a Gala for my industry and everyone loved it. Fit perfect, completely true to size!
Ally
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 22, 2015

The dress is absolutely beautiful.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
We had to go out and get ourselves dresses. The color was close to what she wanted. The size 6 were a little too tight and the 10 way too big. I would recommend this dress to anyone. I got many compliments and even with all the problems that we all had with the wedding party, after all this dress made a little at easy with everything. I am now 143 pounds and the 8 would be the perfect size for me.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Jan 21, 2015

Don't do it.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
This dress looks like it's a fun leathery material on the website and does NOT. It's a wool dress that is most appropriate for a winter luncheon. The fit is also off -- the right side poofs out making the hem fall funny if you don't have the hips to fill it. All in all, I'd say go with another option as this dress is not what it appears on the site.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 172 lbs
Nov 19, 2014

I wore this to my bachelorette party weekend.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Such a cute dress! Makes you look like a bombshell. Fit me like a glove! Such a cool fabric!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Nov 11, 2014

Not what I was expecting. Pretty disappointed.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
ORDER A SIZE UP! I couldn't wear this dress to my event because it was way too small. Couldn't even zip it up! And I typically wear a 4, sometimes a 6, but in this case I needed the 8. Unfortunately, the 8 wasn't available. Also, the dress is a fabric material that really isn't sparkly like the photos show.
elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

Didn't wear it

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I thought this was going to be a totally different fabric. It was like heavy sweater fabric and not idea for a summer charity event in Texas. I would maybe rent it again when it gets a little cooler, but like other renters said, from the waist down it feels like it wants to turn around on you at all times. Not what I expected.
Kitsy Verona
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Aug 24, 2014

Great dress that cinches the waist!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Although I chose to wear another RTR I got at the same time, this is a great dress that cinches your waist and makes you look slim. I liked the low cut in front, too.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 30, 2014

wore this to the rehearsal dinner.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Color is great, but the fabric is not true to the picture.
KD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Jun 3, 2014

Material not like photo

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Be forewarned, the material of this dress is a wool blend. It is not leathery or shiny as the photo shows. It also gathers on the side of one hip, not both. The color is beautiful but the fit and fabric made it feel like a work dress.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
May 23, 2014

Really comfy sweater like material. Perfect for spring / fall

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The bottom is not symmetrical, the right side kinda flares out due to pleating but it's flattering on someone with boyish hips. Probably wouldn't be as flattering for someone naturally curvy or pear shaped. If A-Line dresses are your friend, this dress will be your enemy. Much more comfortable than it looks and a great poppy color.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 112 lbs
Apr 14, 2014

Gorgeous color!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this along with another option for a wedding. It ended up being too long on me (I'm 5'3), but my older sister who is about 5'7 wore it and it was perfect! She got SO many compliments and looked great in it! It is slightly low for someone with a fuller bust and she had a hard time keeping a normal bra covered, but it still looked amazing!
J
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 18, 2014

Loved it, but tight up top for those of us busty women

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
If I'd rented it a few weeks from now for the bachelorette versus for the bridal shower, it would've been perfect! It was a bit tight on the bust for C+, which I should've suspected (I just thought the V might not be quite that deep...), but once I got it on, it was every bit as beautiful as I'd been hoping it would be (I've been eyeing it for years!). The fabric, as others have said, was not shiny as pictured, but it's a bit different in a distinctive way without being itchy at all--and the color cannot be beaten. Gorgeous, gorgeous slightly purple deep blue.
taylor q
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 6, 2014

The dress in the picture is very deceiving, would not recommend.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs large, order size down. Also very long, I'm 5'11 and it went almost to my knees
Brittainey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 16, 2013

This was the second time I've rented this dress and I love it every time! The color is beautiful!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit runs true to size. The front is very low cut so if you're busty be prepared to flaunt it!
Mona
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 16, 2013

Not pleased with this dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress as mentioned by everyone else looks totally different in the photos than in real life. The color is really beautiful but the fabric is thicker and almost a little wooly. Totally inappropriate for a summer wedding. The neckline is also oddly low. Although I am fairly short I did not expect a plunging neckline that I got when I put the dress on. Not awesome. Would not rent again.
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