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Lilly Pulitzer

Carolina Chiffon Dress

$40 rental
$298 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Be the talk of the party in this one shoulder Lilly Pulitzer black cocktail dress. A fun and unique style for a woman on the go. Pair with the AV Max's Gold Bangle Stack and kate spade new york accessories' Kate Chandelier Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not fitted - very loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - dress is more of a shift style and therefore has room at hip
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow 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 (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not fitted - very loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - dress is more of a shift style and therefore has room at hip
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black silk chiffon. One shoulder neckline. Sheer sleeve with pleating details. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 33'' from shoulder to hem.

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Small 9
True to Size 67
Large 10
Photos 42
Donna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 30, 2011

Being able to wear a designer dress that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford to purchase.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had a size 2 and a size 4 sent. I am between those sizes, so depending on the item I just never know. It is always nice when the smaller size fits! I usually have trouble with the length of dresses too being too long (even petite sizes, this dress was perfect for me falling just above the knee. Soooo many compliments on the dress too! It was very comfortable with minimal adjusting even when dancing. I'm very happy with the whole RTR experience, recommended RTR and will definetely be a return customer!
Becky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 20, 2011

This was a great dress for my best friend's rehearsal dinner!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress runs a little big. I should have ordered the size 2 but it worked for the night.
CW
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Jan 5, 2012

Perfect for nye!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress on New Year's Eve and it was fun and perfect! It is so light and fun to wear. The dress is a little on the short side, but still long enough to be comfortable. I loved that it was cute but still classy with the one long, sheer, sleeve. My rental experience was great and I will definitely be back!
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 12, 2012

Perfect LBD for Christmas Eve

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Love the one shoulder - it gives the dress some edge. Fits a little tight through the hips.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 13, 2012

Favorite

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Such a classic
Tina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 2, 2012

Definitely something different for a great night! Lots of compliments!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was very comfortable and the 10 was a little loose. I should note that the dress is VERY short -- I thought it was just because the model wearing the dress on the site is so tall, but I am 5'5" and it was very short! Great for our formal for a long night with lots of dancing! I got lots of compliments on the dress.
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108 lbs
Oct 12, 2012

A night with fabulous women in a fabulous dress.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to my sorority's centennial celebration. It was very flattering and fashionable while also being appropriate for an event with women from 18 to 80. Pros: Comfortable, skims over the body, fits well without fashion tape (no wardrobe malfunctions here). Cons: Because it is not as fitted as some dresses, it can look baggy from certain angles. I ordered a 2 and a 4. The 4 was too big and the 2 fit well enough. I do wish I had erred on the smaller side and ordered the 0 and 2. Overall this is a great dress that received lots of compliments from all ages. I felt sophisticated and sexy all at once.
Christiana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 19, 2012

PERFECT! extremely flattering, comfortable, and sophisticated!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I had a size bigger than I normally wear and it still looked beautiful! I wore it for dinner and drinks on my birthday and recieved TONS of compliments. I would no doubt rent this dress again, and would even go as far as to purchase it.
Grace
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 10, 2012

I felt totally comfortable dancing in this dress and it made my sorority's semiformal

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Love this dress! I thought it wouldn't be as fitted around the waist, but it is which is absolutely great. It fits perfectly when you get the right size.
Chelsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Body type: Petite
Dec 10, 2012

very comfy and great little black dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
is a good length for someone who is on the short side!
nikki
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 139 lbs
Dec 12, 2012

THIS DRESS WAS A HIT!!!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was a true winner. I completely stepped out of my comfort zone with this. I will rent again in a few weeks!!
Az
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113 lbs
Dec 26, 2012

This dress was perfect!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was relaxed in the waist and the perfect length!
Cara
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 6, 2013

A fun formal dress that fit the occasion (and my body) perfectly

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pros: good color, showed off the legs, fun to pair with jewelry, true to size, fit my weirdo body Cons: I wish it was a different material that maybe fit tighter around the waist I would recommend wearing spanx!
KC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Feb 15, 2013

In one of NYC's prime dining spots, the maitre d' stopped me to tell me how beautiful my dress was!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I was worried the dress would be small so I got two sizes, but I found this dress true to size. Just because of my shape, it was a little tight in the bust and loose in the waist (it didn't nip in the way it does on the model, but since I don't have her figure either, I won't complain!) but I was very pleased with it, and so was my husband!
Emily Anne
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Feb 18, 2013

Sexy, Classy, and completely true to size!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was absolutely amazing. I wish I owned it! It was so incredibly comfortable, lightweight, and completely sexy! It was a tad shorter than I expected, but not too short. I usually wear a size 4 in all dresses, so I took a risk and this dress was awesome. I got so many compliments on it! Love it!
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 5, 2013

perfect for my sorority dance

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was a little larger than I was hoping - but with some fashion tape, it worked perfectly. It may have just been me ordering the wrong size at the time... but it ended up working out really well. I got so many compliments on this sassy dress and I definitely intend to order it again!
Terese
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 7, 2013

Greatest experience and best dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size, great dress, and I will rent again. The dress is not as short as it looks on the model.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 16, 2013

Perfect LBD for my senior fashion show!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this to my college's fashion show that my senior collection was in. It was very different than my collection and the black color helped everything else stand out. Also, the black Lilly Pulitzer was a choice made I specifically on account of her death (that woman was wonderful). The fit was looser up top than expected, but I tend to have the problem since I carry my weight in my hips and thighs. It was comfortable from the waist down and did not show my stomach. I am rather short, and when sitting I had to be careful - just a warning! It didn't bother me though. I would probably go far enough to buy this dress.
Sophia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
Aug 4, 2013

This. Dress. Was. Awesome!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely LOVED this dress! So did a lot of other people...I got a ton of compliments on it! It fit perfectly, and was so comfortable....I was dancing in it all night!
Natalie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 26, 2013

Even in a room full of black dresses, this felt like a standout.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress. It fit really well through the bodice and wasn't too short. It is a nice slate that you can dress up or down with jewelry, shoes etc. I definitely would recommend this dress! I wore it to my sorority formal.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 9, 2013

LOVED this hot dress!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this as a back up, and wasn't sure about the sleeve or the material. But when i got it and tried it on my husband was like, you have to wear that one!! It is a bit short, which makes it really sexy, and what i loved was it wasn't skin tight, but still had a great shape to it, so gave you a waist, but wasn't uncomfortable at all. Loved. I have a larger chest, so sometimes dresses that drape dont work, but this had a great shape, and got tons of compliments all night!
Mallory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Nov 10, 2013

This was the perfect dress for my friend's bachelorette party!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is amazing!! I loved the way it showed off my curves without being clingy around areas that I didn't want to accentuate. Perfect length and loved the one shoulder look!
amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 19, 2013

It was cute and comfortable, perfect to wear all night long

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was very true to size just a little bit shorter than i expected
Kitty
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jan 6, 2014

Great fit and length for a petite frame

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Completed my look with the Kendra Scott green stone bib necklace (also rented from RTR) and nude pumps, and got lots of compliments for the entire ensemble. I like the fit because the dress' cut shows off your body's curves without being too snug and fitted. It allows you to move around easily, and the length was just perfect for my petite frame.
BRT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 3, 2014

Compliment galore!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Ordered this dress for my moms annual Christmas party. Fit comfortably but a little short on me. I have long legs so lots of things can look short easily. Since it was just walking around the house and socializing it wasn't an issue but if I'd been in heels it'd have been a little too short. The dress was comfortable and big hit otherwise!
Diana
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 18, 2014

I felt great all night in this dress, and got lots of compliments on it! Would absolutely rent again

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress and wish I could keep it! I wore this for a formal dance at my school. I usually wear a size 6, so I ordered this and a size 4. The 4 fit but was pretty tight, so I went with the 6 and it fit perfectly. I'm 5'4", so it was not too short but not too long either.
rachel
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 20, 2014

Perfect dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for my sorority formal and I couldn't be happier with how it fit! I am only 5'1 and I get nervous that dresses will fall too long on me, but after reading tons of reviews for different dresses I chose this one and it was perfect and so flattering! The dress flowed perfectly and was just fitted enough in the waist and in the bust to show some shape. The length was perfect and the dress was so stylish with the one sleeve. I would definitely rent it again I loved loved loved it!
Farrah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Apr 13, 2014

Unique!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Great LBD with a twist - loved the pattern on the long sleeve, and received lots of compliments all night long! Went to dinner and dancing with friends on a cool spring night, so it was comfortable. It decided to add a belt because it was a slightly baggy in the waist area even though the dress had shape there, but if I had styled it differently, I probably could have worn it without a belt also. The dress was short enough to be sexy, but not enough so that I would have felt uncomfortable. Would rent again!
Faith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 8, 2014

I was complimented on the dress by saying it was "very pretty".

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is light and airy. Does not give. Is short. Material is very nice and looks expensive. I have a curvy body type and am somewhat busty so it was snug. Sitting, it was very snug and short. Felt special wearing it as it is a unique dress.
Rache
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

Love this dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit great! Loved that it was shorter length but not too tight. Still had some figure to it though to show off a girlish figure.. not boxy. Nice material too! Got a ton of compliments on it!!
Marcie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 22, 2014

No give whatsoever in the hips.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This dress fit my 36D chest perfectly, but it was way too tight in the hips. The fabric has no elasticity. I could not wear the dress out.
Kristy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 24, 2014

I ordered a size too big and was sent the size 6 immediately.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Great fit! I really loved the dress. It showed off an hour glass figure. Can not say enough about this dress!
RTR Customer
Oct 28, 2014

Comfortable dress. Easy to wear. A lot of compliments

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit true to size. Wore strapless bra with it.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

I wish I owned it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely loved this dress. It was a bit tailored around the waist so although it was still roomy like a shift dress it wasn't overly boxy. I had plenty of room in the 2 and could likely have sized down but it was definitely on the short side. It worked for me since I am just under 5'3" but would probably had to pair it with tights had I gone with a smaller size. Really fun dress! I paired it with CARA ACCESSORIES Dress Me Up Bracelet and the WHITING & DAVIS Silver Lattice Clutch, and highly suggest those as well.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137 lbs
Dec 17, 2014

Holiday Cocktail Party

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was much shorter than I anticipated. I rented a 2 and 4 and ended up wearing the 2 due to the fit through the bust and waist. I had to pair with tights due to length. I have a long torso and short legs so length is not often an issue for me. Overall I loved the dress and received tons of compliments on it!
LM
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114 lbs
Dec 21, 2014

Loved the dress! classy, sexy, chic all at the same time.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
a little shorter than I thought it was going to be on me (I'm 5 foot 3) but the material and cut is so classy, you can get away with it being a mini. Received many compliments. gave me an illusion of a waist with the sheath style. I am usually a size 2 in street clothing, can go 2 or 0 in dressy dresses depending on cut. 0 looked better on me, 2 was too big with this dress. Would like to purchase if I can find it, loved it so much! wore to a black tie Christmas party.
TNS
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 7, 2015

Perfect fit, the 10 fit better in the body the 12 fit best in the chest. glad it came in two sizes!

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fundraising dinner #formal #benefit
Maggie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 1, 2015

Super cute and fun dress !

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Party
Perfect fit, great dress !!
Karyn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 15, 2015

Other than the short length, this dress is beautiful and perfect!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress on New Years Eve in Las Vegas and it was perfect! It fit well- form fitting but not too tight and easy to move in and dance. The only drawback is that it is every bit as short as it appears on the model, so if you are tall like me, you may want to consider ordering a size larger. I was worried that just a black dress would be too plain for a New Years party in Vegas, but I received so many compliments and am really happy with my choice.
Janelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 15, 2015

Loved the one sleeve but very tight and short!

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress and was so excited to wear it to a friend's birthday party. However, I am a 38D and it was very, very tight around my chest. I was uncomfortable most of the night. It does run small and is very short. I tried to wear stockings with it but there was too much static cling. This dress would be perfect for someone with a smaller bust.
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