Lela Rose

Tulle Elegance Dress

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$1,395 retail

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Stylist Notes

This Lela Rose dress is a sensational LBD for any formal affair. Tulle sleeves add sophistication and elegance to this look.

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 - fitted throughout bodice - thick, stretch fabric cinches in waist
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs narrow at hips - curvy women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and seamless underwear - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist and hips
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11". )

Product Details

Black stretch faille. Square neckline. Tulle sleeves. Pleated bodice. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem.

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59 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(25)
Small
(29)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 19, 2015
Classic dress!
This dress looked gorgeous on, but like others reviewed, this dress was incredibly hard to move in. I couldn't reach my arms overhead & my dancing was more like swaying :) But! It sure looked great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
January 19, 2015
Dress for like a glove. Everyone at the wedding loved it!
Fit well and is so easy to accessorize!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 22, 2011
Stunning LBD
This dress turns heads and garners compliments from left and right. I loved the ticker fabric with its subtle sheen. On me it did run a little large but I got a 6 because they were out of 4. (I'm usually between those sizes.) Though I do have a C cup I felt that it was slightly loose in that area -- but the boning keeps everything in place. A great dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 6, 2013
Everyone loved this dress!
I thought this dress was really pretty. i wore it for a country club black tie event on the beach. cons: sleeves didnt stay up that well and it was a bit hard to dance. it was also a bit longer than i would have hoped but other than that it fit great, everyone had lots of compliments and pictures came out fabulous!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
May 17, 2011
I love the look of this dress but unfortunately it is just too big! I am usually a size 4, and after reading that the dress runs too small I decided to take my chances and rent it in my usual size (as it was the only size available at the time) but it was a bit too big for me. I am 5'9" with a 36" bust and 26" waist (just in case anyone reading this is built similarly). Maybe this might feel right to someone else, but I prefer dresses to fit snugly, and this one gaped around the bust AND waist. I'm not sure if the size 2 would fit or be too small as I did not rent that particular size. Such a shame! Giving it 5 stars as I love the dress itself, it just didn't fit.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
November 11, 2010
This dress is really tight in the ribcage and narrow through the hips. It has no stretch to it so I would definitely size up.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 52
Body type: Petite
October 15, 2011
This dress runs a bit on the small size so good to go up one size. At my height, the hemline was 2 inches below my knee and looked dowdy. If you are tall and slim, this will work for you.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 23, 2011
Very pretty!
A beautiful dress. Ran quite small in the bodice, though. Wore a 2 with cinching lingerie, but could have probably worn a 4.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
January 19, 2012
Gorgeous dress, but...!
Gorgeous, sophisticated, elegant dress. Ordered the 6 and 8. As other reviewers have noted, the bodice runs very small, so although the 6 fit (v. snugly!) I went with the 8 for comfort, which was probably a mistake as I had difficulty keeping the sleeves up and had to wear a nu-bra. Also, the boning had poked through on one side and was stabbing me in the chest all night. Despite all, I got a ton of compliments and felt beautiful in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
February 22, 2012
Wish I could've worn this one!
This is a lovely dress, with fabric at the shoulders which really gives it a very unique and classy look. I order Lela Rose all the time, however, and I have to say that this dress runs considerably smaller than many of her other dresses-- especially through the hips and bust area. Although I've comfortably fit into the Sweet Sarah dress and Galaxy Tweed dress in a size 8, this one wouldn't-- quite-- zip, so I had to wear my backup dress, which was the Sweet Sarah in a size 8. Definitely will be renting this one again though in another size!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
August 13, 2012
No wiggle Room
This dress was tough for me because there is not much stretch. I ordered 2 sizes and neither worked. The larger was too big and the smaller was too small. It seemed like there was more than 1 size difference in the 2 dresses. Oh well, it was worth a shot!! :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 138lbs
August 29, 2012
Very Pretty!!!
Loved this dress, though the torso runs a bit small. Very elegant!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 65
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 15, 2012
Beautiful to look at ,.,.
But, neither the 6 or the 8 fit me. It was too big in the top and the 6 was more like a 4 on the bottom. The 8 top was way too big on the top and the bottom still didn't fit me right. Didn't work out for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 22, 2012
Wore this dress for engagement pictures, and LOVED the look!
I normally wear an 8, but this dress was very fitted, and a little tight in the hips. The top fit fine, but I would recommend getting a size up for your additional size.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
January 1, 2013
Elegant LBD with perfect boning
The dress is elegant and very-well put together. The fabric is very thick, lined, and has great tailoring at the top runching and the waist line. I recieved so many compliments on the dress- it does cinch at the waist and skim the hips perfectly. Unlike the description, the waist is NOT stretchy at all. Be aware, if you have a large ribcage, this is a very tight close. While the dress fit great thru my waist and hips, despite only a 36B, I nearly gave up on this dress as the last 3 inches on the zipper did not go easy. For the negatives, the boning is intense on the front. While it will form and contour your body without Spanx-type undergarments, I still reccomend them to keep the bones from poking into your bare skin all night. You'll have great posture, but bending the torso is quite constrained. Don't expect to be able to raise your arms. Pratice the t-rex arm motions. Although if you really need to raise them, it's quite easy to slip out of the tulle sleeves and the boning still holds the dress in place perfectly. (Fixing hair in the bathroom, etc).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 4, 2013
The fabric and look of this dress is beautiful, but it did not fit. No size inside dress.
No size inside dress to confirm whether it was the right size and the two sizes sent seemed to fit about the same. I could not breathe it was so tight across my chest and in the hips. I could not get it hooked in the back. I wore the backup dress I'd ordered.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 11, 2013
Perfect holiday outfit
Runs a little small, but was great for my event. The tulle sleeves didn't stay up as well as I expected and unfortunately some of the boning in the corset was poking through the dress. However, the wonderful stylists at RTR remedied that with a special credit to my account! Helpful as always.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
May 5, 2013
Sleeves don't stay up
I rented this dress as my first choice, but did not end up wearing it because the tulle sleeves kept sliding down, making the dress look frumpy. Otherwise, the dress looks great- but I just couldn't make it work!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
February 28, 2014
Wore this dancing the night away at a friend's wedding...
I received so many compliments on this dress. I think it is a great balance between a simple black dress, and something just a bit different. I am only 5'2", so this dress hit at the bottom of my knees. I was a bit worried about the length at first, but ultimately, embraced the classiness. My only compliant, is that the sleeves were a huge pain. They are so beautiful but fell down the entire night. I had actually put a stitch in them to help keep them together a bit, and it was still a pain. Looks good in photos though..
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 167lbs
March 22, 2014
Sad.....
This dress was amazing and very beautiful I had changed my order bc I had gained a little during my injury and I wanted to be safe with the dress sizes. Well the sent me a 12 but for some reason this 12 didn't fit but a 12 I wore got another fit perfect. I was a little sad bc I loved this dress. I will probably re rent this again when I trim down.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 154lbs
April 26, 2014
The 10 didn't fit and the 12 too much cleavage to wear.
Same as above.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Pear
June 9, 2014
Very fun!
I would recommend this dress, it was very fun to wear, however it does hug your figure and run a little small!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
June 19, 2014
Classy dress, but slightly uncomfortable
I wore this dress for my engagement photo shoot and it looked great in the photos. The waist fit pretty small and was unflattering in the stomach area for me. As soon as I wore a corset underneath it was a lot better. The sleeves were always coming down and made it really hard to lift my arms. I even had to ask my Fiancee to put my shoes on because I couldn't reach down, lol. I would recommend renting one in your normal size and one size up. Also, I would not wear this one if you have a lot of moving or dancing at your event. I tried to wear it dancing that same weekend, but there was not way my arms were going to be able to move enough.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
September 14, 2014
This dress was very unique, I loved the netting on the sleeves :)
This dress was so pretty and feminine in person, it was a great rental. After reading reviews I rented a size up and I am very glad I did. The dress runs small in the ribcage area and a size up was comfortable and not too tight. I did have a major problem with the zipper, it would not zip up! This was not because of the size, even on the hanger it would not zip, it was just sticky from a lot of dry cleaning. I attached a bracelet to the zipper and was then able to get enough leverage to zip it up while on, even though the fabric overlapped with plenty of room. I also had a problem with the boning poking through the lining and poking me by the end of the night. It was a great rental and from the outside the dress did not appear to be very worn, but it clearly had seen some wear and tear on the inside. Overall it was a great dress that did not require a bra which was a bonus. Very structured yet appeared very feminine. A great rental with a few adjustments!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 3, 2014
I did not wear this. The bottom half fit but top was WAY too small and I am not big chested at all!
The dress is pretty but when I tried the 6, my regular size, the zipper could not go farther than mid way up the back. The 8 was not much better. I have never had this happen before. I have rented before from RTR and the sizes have always been fine.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 16, 2014
Pretty formal dress for a wedding
I wanted to wear this originally, but they didn't have an 8 available. The 6 though, fit way way too small so it runs a little small. The sleeves were surprisingly not itchy and the top was perfect for a more conservative wedding. Looking for a chance to wear this dress in the future.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 8, 2014
Beautiful, but small in chest.
I have wide ribs, so even though I have pretty small breasts (B cup), it is very hard to fit a lot of dresses in my chest area. This dress was fine in the hips and waist, but I just couldn't get it to zip up past my chest. Unfortunately, even the backup size was too small, so I was unable to wear the dress. The sleeves are just beautiful! The material of the dress is pretty thick.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
January 17, 2015
2 sizes too small
I'm a 4/6 but would have needed an 8/10 in this little number. Gorgeous dress but I couldn't even get the zipper of the 6 past my waist. Back in the bag!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
November 11, 2010
This dress runs very small. There is no stretch or give to it at all. I would recommend ordering a size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
July 2, 2014
very cute but tight!
cute lbd but too small on me so did not wear.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
May 28, 2014
Elegant dress, runs really small through the middle
I generally wear a size 12 but really could have benefited from a size up in this dress. Since 12 is the largest available, I tried to just suck it up, literally. I wore spanx and still had to tug on the dress throughout the evening. The sleeves were a fun feature and made me less self conscience of my less than perfectly toned arms. I wouldn't wear it again but it would be a great dress for ladies with a 29 or lower waistline. Good news is I had no problems with the bust
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
March 3, 2012
If only I could zip it up
I returned this because I couldn't close the zipper! I was very disappointed since it looked really pretty. I especially liked the back. It was small on the torso. Heavy fabric, well constructed, hard to lift your arms.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 24, 2012
Did not wear this dress.
The sleeves absolutely did not work for me. They didn't stay up at all. Maybe if you have broader shoulders it would work better? Beautiful dress but I didn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 30, 2012
Looks nice - tough fit.
This dress runs a true size down - I ordered the 6 and it fit just like a 4. It looks nice and I received compliments, but there were some issues. The boning inside the dress was popping out and it stabbed me like 2 needles - very uncomfortable. The tuile on the arms was cute, but didn't stay up and ended up just falling around my arms. I wore a strapless bra and that helped hold the dress up. Without it, the dress would have fallen down. It is a modest dress. I am 5'10 and it was to my knees. The last issue is with the tuile on the arms, you cannot lift your arms to do anything - like but your hair back. That was very frustrating. Wouldn't rent this again, but it was fine for the occasion (black tie optional wedding.)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 20, 2011
Elegant and classy!
I usually wear a 6 in dresses, however, people had mentioned this dress ran small so I ordered it in a 6 and an 8. The 6 fit great and I'm definitely a curvy 6. 35/27/39 if that helps. This dress looked fantastic on and I got so many compliments. I had people asking all night about it. If you need a classy dress, this is the one! Only drawback was that it was a bit loose up top and too low in the back for a strapless bra, so a nubra or some other backless bra might be helpful!
StashaJanuary 15, 2014
You look so classy!
LainaOctober 6, 2014
The dress looks much baggier on you than the other photos. Looking back, would you have worn a 4?
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Body type: Full Bust
October 10, 2011
This dress is beautiful. The fabric is heavy and rich...a great winter dress. I found the fit to be a bit strange. I wore my usual size 0, but the rib cage area was like wearing a vice, while the hips fit fine. I could have gone a size up, but I didn't like the extra room in the hips, so I sucked it up (literally) and went with the 0. It was worth it, as the dress is gorgeous and it was the classy, elegant look I wanted, but it was a bit uncomfortable at first getting used to not being able to breathe. If you're smaller on top, rent it. So pretty!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 7, 2011
The zipper was quite a challenge. It got stuck. And the boning was coming out at the top and stabbing me in the chest. It is a classic dress, you just have to suffer for fashion if you want to wear this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 13, 2011
I Love this Dress!
This dress is top notch quality and fit. The style is timeless and elegant. I wore this to a political fundraiser and received compliments from all ages. The sleeve detail is the perfect twist to a traditional, classy, Sexy LBD.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
January 1, 2012
Made my night!
Usually I'm a size 6 except in the chest area so (as you can see from the picture) I had to have my friend zip me up all the way that night. I loved the sleeves but they didn't necessarily stay put unless my posture was on point. It was a tad long on me because I'm super short but that was to be expected. I honestly think that an 8 would have been too big on me. I think I should have worn pasties instead of an actual bra because a lot of my pictures included what color they were. Overall, though, it was a beautiful dress! I enjoyed wearing it (even though I kinda couldn't breathe).
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
May 7, 2012
Classic and Beautiful
I wore this dress to a wedding in February and received many compliments! I am 5'11", so often dresses are too short for me in the torso, but this one was an almost perfect fit.
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