Lela Rose

Retro Brocade dress

$30 rental
$1610 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Exclusive to Rent the Runway! This Lela Rose dress has retro flare. With sparkling metallic brocade, you'll be sure to shine in this sensational dress.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so consider sizing up for full bust sizes
WAIST: Fitted - full skirt conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt does not hug hips or backside
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so consider sizing up for full bust sizes
WAIST: Fitted - full skirt conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt does not hug hips or backside
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

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Product Details

Metallic brocade silk brocade. Scoop neckline. A-line pleated skirt. Black grosgrain ribbon at waist. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 35'' from shoulder to hem.

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57 reviews

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Small 6
True to Size 42
Large 9
Photos 15
AJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 20, 2011

I wish I had a photo where you could see the dress a bit more but I wore this Lela Rose to dress up as Betty Draper from Mad Men for Halloween. Totally 60s!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for Halloween to channel Betty Draper from Mad Men. This dress did just that! Easy fit and cinched waist that I really liked. Fun to play with accessories.
Brenda
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 12, 2012

One photographer on the red carpet told me my picture belonged on the side of every bus in NY! These mobile phone pictures don't do the look justice...it is a beautiful dress.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Although RTR sent me a long belt to be tied in a bow instead of the belt pictured, I loved this dress. Beautiful fabric and fun to wear.
lindsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

Babe in Blue

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
LOVED this dress. I received compliments all night and felt so confident wearing it. This dress is beautiful online and in person. It's such a beautiful collection of blues and the shimmer is just right. Very flattering cut and structure. One of the best dresses I've ever worn!!!
meredith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 9, 2012

perfect wedding dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to my friends' wedding in the city, and it was absolutely perfect. I initally tried to rent the milly "prim and proper" dress, but my size wasn't available. The stylist stayed on the phone with me for an hour and was super helpful in finding me the perfect dress. The fabric is gorgeous, and even better, it doesn't really wrinkle and held its shape wonderfully. I'm typically a 2-4, but since I am small on top, the 2 fit perfectly.
Jen
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Sep 9, 2012

too big

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
very pretty dress/material but too large throughout
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122 lbs
Sep 13, 2012

Cute dress, runs big

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I ordered the 2 & 4 in this dress, although I would have preferred a 0 to the 4 as my extra size. I may have worn it if that were the case. Even the 2 made me look very thick through the middle. Also, if you have a long torso, this dress might not work as I found the "belt" area to hit me higher than my natural waist, which also contributed to the thick-waist look and feel of the dress. Otherwise dress is super cute and would be great on the right body.
Grace
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117 lbs
Sep 16, 2012

Pretty material

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this as a back-up for a wedding but didn't end up wearing it. They only had a size 4 available, which ended up being too big (so I would say it probably runs true to size). I really liked the material, though, and I might try this dress again in the future (although with a size 2!) for another formal-ish event.
Tamara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 18, 2012

Gorgeous Material, Great Fit!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is so feminine and pretty- the fabric looks so rich and expensive, and the fit is perfect. I am smaller on top but have curvy hips so the fit/flare silhouette worked great for me! I wore this to a winery wedding, and it was a great mix of daytime and cocktail without being too over the top.
Margaret
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 17, 2012

I wore this dress for my wedding rehearsal and I could not have felt more amazing!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is definitely true-to-fit. It was perfectly streamlined against my waist and because I have an hourglass curve to my body, the dress highlighted the best parts of my body while also distracting from the not-so-great (ie boobs good, bigger bottom not too good). The material felt luxurious and expensive and whenever I walked, it shimmered a little bit. And the attention I received wasn't too bad either!!
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Oct 19, 2012

Feeling gorgeous next to the designer herself!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I absolutely loved this dress - wore it to a dinner party at Lela Rose's house. The color is stunning and the cut super flattering. I highly recommend - this is a great dinner party dress.
Shelby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Apple
Oct 21, 2012

Dress was super pretty and unique.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The side zip was tough, and wouldn't close over my bust, but it was easily concealable with a sweater.
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 24, 2012

Fits perfectly.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fun dress to wear. Looks darker in person.
laurie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 25, 2012

Very pretty material. The ribbon belt was to small. Easy fix with ribbon from craft shop.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was easy to wear. I wore a regular bra. Got many compliments. It was above the knee but not too short. Most imortant my daughters approved!
Caroline
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 29, 2012

Beautiful color, flattering shape

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit me just right and was a great choice for a family member's wedding I attended. The royal blue color is vibrant without being too bright and the fabric was very comfortable. I wanted something flirty and fun that was still appropriate for an afternoon wedding, and this dress was perfect.
Danielle
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119 lbs
Dec 11, 2012

It felt great to wear such a pretty dress that I would normally not have been able to wear!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress. Unfortunately, I only had one size since my backup size was unavailable. I am usually a size 2 and thought the 0 would fit since some reviews said it ran big, but it was too tight around my bust area. Would rent again if my size was available.
CarolJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123 lbs
Dec 17, 2012

I felt very comfortable and well dressed.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The bodice of this dress in both sized (4 and 6) was very tight. I felt like I was wearing a corset, but not to the point of uncomfortable. I wore the size 4 because the size 6 gapped around the arms a little. I had people I didn't even know complimenting me on my dress. One of the wives was asking about my dress because she has several wedding coming up, so I referred her to Rent the Runway to cover her needs. I'll be renting from them again.
victoria
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 3, 2013

LOVE THIS DRESS!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fits perfectly and true to size.
Ashley
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Fabulous dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great A-line dress, perfect fit, appropriate for business event cocktail party. Just the right amount of shimmer to make the dress stand out without being overly flashy.
Lora
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 13, 2013

The fabric is beautiful and the dress received lots of compliments but it does run large.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Sorry I didn't get a better picture. Loved the dress but couldn't give it a 5 star rating because the waist, bust area and straps were a little too large. I am 5'2" with full B's and an athletic frame so the zero should have fit like a charm if not been a little snug. The bright side is the belt is a real, detachable dress so I could actually cinch the waist a little.
ALNS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 15, 2013

Beautiful Material and Lots of Compliments

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for my bridal shower. The material was very pretty and well made. The pictures on the site don't really do it justice. My only issue was the fit. Through the body, I could have sized down but (as with many Lela Rose dresses) the bust was very tight. Overall a great dress. Just be aware, if you are large busted, you might want to size up. Also, I had to add my own thin black belt.
Alana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 8, 2013

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I loved this dress...the color is fun, the shape is flattering and it's overall a very classy dress! The belt is a nice touch as well. I would recommend this to anyone! Note that the color and the material do make it a bit more formal.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 20, 2013

Beautiful colors

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Really loved this dress. The colors on it are beautiful. Both sizes I ordered fit, but I went with the smaller size since the skirt wasn't as full on that one.
Mare
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 8, 2013

Beautiful dress fit perfectly.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Very pretty material and very comfortable.
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 23, 2013

Just too big.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Gorgeous dress. As soon as I opened it, I adored it...until I put it on. I'm tiny up top and the cut of the dress just didn't work for me on my chest. I THINK a Size 0 would have been best for me, but since it was my back-up dress, I went with the 2 to be safe.
Kristy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123 lbs
Oct 8, 2013

Beautiful, chic dress! Super flattering

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress fit a little bit large but it wasn't so bad. I typically wear a 4 or 6 but i felt like i could have easily gone down to the 2. That said, the neckline and waist were both beautiful, and I really enjoyed wearing it at my engagement party!
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 14, 2013

Serena and her amazing customer service.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was sent to me as a back up when my original dress was not available. Very nice dress, but not what I was looking for for a formal wedding. I loved the blue color and this it would look adorable with black tights for a holiday party. Only the 8 was available for me to try, and it was too bight (I am normally a 6). Went with another dress that was available in my size. Fun to try though!
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 21, 2013

Beautiful dress! Extremely comfortable!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Unfortunately I completely forgot to take a picture in this one. I wore it for a date night and I was very comfortable in it all night. The picture of the model really doesn't do the colors justice. The fabric is a little different than what I'm used to but overall I really liked this dress. It's perfect for a night out on the town or even an evening wedding!
amg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Dec 2, 2013

It's stunning and comfortable.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this for a black tie event in Dec. It fit nicely but was a touch long... The 0 was better in length but it was too tight in the chest. Regardless it looked great and I got a ton of compliments on it. I was able to wear a bra which made it much more comfortable. It is even prettier in person and photographs really well.
M
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 9, 2013

Pretty dress, but the fit is challenging.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The material is very pretty, but as others have described, the fit in the bust area is too small. I also did not like the flared skirt. It made my tummy look extra big because the pleats started right at the belly. Also didn't like the belt that came with it. Looked cheap. I order the size 4 and 2. I usually wear a 4, but this one was too tight in the bust - and I am not particularly large in that area. I ended up wearing my back-up dress.
Rebekah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 18, 2013

Good, safe choice.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I got this dress after returning another for fit - I figured the fit-n-flare was safe choice. I was right. Well I can't say it was the most eye-catching dress I've ever rented, it was pretty, flattering, and comfortable. I would say that its a good option for a winter event - especially something like an office party where you don't want to be overly revealing. Thanks RTR for the great service!
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Dec 19, 2013

This dress has retro-60's classic style and elegance.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I felt like I walked out of a scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's. I wore my hair in an up-do and accessorized with larger jewelry to keep with the theme. The fabric is fantastic. It definitely runs large, but the accompanying belt allows you to show off a smaller waist so the flair in the skirt doesn't look wide. I'm usually a 4, sometimes a 6. The 6 was very large, but the 4 fit great. If you're between sizes go down a size. The bust runs a little tight, so if you're large busted go up a size.
Liza
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Dec 22, 2013

beautiful dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a Holiday work party. I loved the fit of this dress and it really flattered my pear shape. The dress is a gorgeous shade of blue and the shimmer in the brocade was perfect for this glam party. I wasn't a huge fan of the black belt that came with it, it made the dress look more casual. If I had planned ahead better I would have bought a metallic belt to replace it.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 15, 2014

I received lots of compliments on this dress.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Comfortable, easy to dance in this dress.
Julia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

Cute Dress, Nothing Special

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I thought that this dress was cute, and it fit well. I wore it to a formal birthday party. But I don't think that it had enough pizzazz to rent again.
Pamela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 9, 2014

Many compliments on the dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Very wedding appropriate for evening fall wedding! Many compliments! I wore a size 8 which was slightly big, but I'm usually a size 6 so the dress was true to size. Wore this dress because the size 6, I got was a different style (last minute rental) and I liked this one better. I'm 5'5" and 130 lbs, average build. Would recommend the dress. It was comfortable to dance in as well.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 14, 2014

Classy & Timeless

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved wearing this dress. It made my waist look absolutely tiny, and I really liked the belt detail. I rented it for an evening wedding, so it was most definitely formal enough for the occasion but I could still dance and be completely comfortable in it. Since it was cold, I wore tights and black heels. The sparkle was very subtle, but the silhouette was absolutely gorgeous and made me feel glamorous.
Andrea
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Dec 1, 2014

Beautiful Dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I loved the style and color of this dress, and was really happy to wear it to my friend's engagement party. This was my first time renting from RTR though, and I wasn't sure what size to get. I'm normally between an 8 and 10, but 10 was not available. I was able to wear the size 8, but it was very tight on my rib cage and chest. I am a 34DD and I couldn't get the zipper over that area without help from my husband! But I think that had more to do with my not knowing the best size then the overall fit of the dress. Also, there is a belt pictured with this dress but one was not included with my dress. It still looked great without it, but something to note.
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 3, 2014

A classic look

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
My parents threw an engagement party for my new fiancé and I, so I new I needed something special. After much hinting, I had a hunch it would be this dress. In person it is stunning. The fabric is partially metallic and the blue is so rich without being too dark. I accessorized with navy, but honestly black would have worked too. As for the size - I had no choice but to go with the 4. I was informed right before the 2 was not in good enough shape to be sent out. The 4 was a little loose in the torso, but not to a point of the dress being silly. The skirt is flared, so the bottom is not an issue. I am somewhat small in the upper chest, so I think this would work well for busty women as well.
Maria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 31, 2014

So pretty!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It's a beautiful cocktail dress for the fall or winter. Unfortunately, I took a gamble (and lost) by ordering the size 6 because my usual size (8) was unavailable. I barely got it on, but it would have been too uncomfortable to do anything but stand completely still the whole night. Even so, I could tell that if I had a size 8 it would have fit like a glove. If I need a dress for a similar event in the future and my size is available, I will definitely order it!
LD
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 27, 2015

Great Dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit perfectly and loved the dress!
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