High Tea Dress

$75 rental
$495 retail

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Stylist Notes

This prim and proper Tibi dress gives the classic sheath an update with modern stripes and a trompe d'oeil lace print. To make this look extra feminine, pair with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Clarion Crystal Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should size up
WAIST: Fitted - straight cut at waist may be looser on Straight & Narrow while more fitted on curvy women
HIPS: Not fitted - fabric conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'8" 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 (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should size up
WAIST: Fitted - straight cut at waist may be looser on Straight & Narrow while more fitted on curvy women
HIPS: Not fitted - fabric conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'8" 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 Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Printed pale lilac and black striped silk twill with trompe l'oeil lace pattern. Crew neckline. Cap sleeves. V back. Gathered waist detail. Hidden back zip. Hook-and-eye closure. 32'' from shoulder to hem.

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361 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
June 9, 2013
Perfect dress for all occasions
I rented this dress for my head shots because it's a great combination of fun, casual and professional. I love the cinched waist and the A-line skirt. The capped sleeve is a little tight and takes some getting use to, but I think it went well with the overall chic and sophisticated look of the dress. I wanted to rent it again for a graduation, but it wasn't available!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 7, 2013
Got so many compliments on this dress!
Fits true to size, looks just like photo, makes your arms look slender!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
June 3, 2013
LOVED this dress! Super cute and easy to wear
I rented this for work event. It was an all day trade show (i work in a fashionable industry), and i was super comfortable all day. The cap sleeves make it very cute, and i even wore it with flats and it looked really cute! (casual enough for flats, but still dressy enough). the white is more of a very very light lavender, which was the only surprise, but it didn't bother me at all. Would totally rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
May 30, 2013
Classy for a film premiere
The 8 fit perfectly. A little short on me, I'm 5'9", and the waist isn't as well defined as I thought it would be so I added a belt and it was great. Cap sleeves are really cute and the dip in the back is just the slightest bit sexy. The lace is a screen print which I found surprising.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
May 29, 2013
This was the perfect modest yet fashionable dress for my senior baccalaureate mass.
This dress was super comfortable to wear, but because of how the sleeves are made it can be a little difficult to lift your arms up all the way. Not a big issue though.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
May 26, 2013
Beautiful dress. Received tons of compliments.
Fit like a glove even with 34 D
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
May 23, 2013
returned
arm holes were weirdly tight - i returned this dress that i rented for New Year's because it just was not what I expected
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
May 21, 2013
Comfortable, flattering, unique
I received so many compliments on this dress. It is simple but stands out. It fit well, and was figure flattering. No tugging! The material is nice, the color as some have mentioned is not white or gray as the picture shows but more of a shiny lavender. The only draw back was the sleeves. I wore it for a book signing and was hardly able to extend my arms far enough in front of me to hand readers their books, lol.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 21, 2013
Graduation Weekend
I rented a size 2 which would have fit perfectly but there was a small defect in the sleeve. I went up to the size 4 which also fit quite nice, and gave me a little extra length too. In any event, I turned quite a few heads in this dress both at brunch and at my graduation reception. It is very elegant and comfortable and pairs nicely with a string of pearls. Comfortable and casual if worn with a jean jacket yet elegant and sophisticated if dressed up with accessories. I highly recommend this dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
May 20, 2013
.
Loved the dress, but was a little too tight in the chest area. I have a broad back so anything that has a zipper I have to go with the larger size. Didn't have to wear a bra with it though. The length was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 17, 2013
Perfect for a Bridal Shower Luncheon.
Wore this for my cousin's bridal shower luncheon. The bridesmaids decided we wanted to be in black and white for the event. This dress was perfect, I received so many compliments of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
May 16, 2013
Adorable and flattering
I wore this for a cocktail party, and received a ton of compliments. The dress fit very well, and was very flattering. I was surprised that it wasn't actually lace, but it looked great none the less.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
May 15, 2013
Not for taller ladies
Loved this dress but it was way too short for my bridesmaids luncheon. It didn't even come down to mid thigh! Great dress for petites though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 15, 2013
Perfect for the Derby!
Got this dress for the Kentucky Derby and it was perfect for the day. Classy, yet a little bit sexy at the same time. It was not as short on me as it is on the model which is what I was hoping for.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
May 14, 2013
Comfy and Classic dress for a Newport Wedding!
I wore this to my friend's wedding in Newport, RI, and it was perfect. I was very worried about my chest not fitting, but the 6 ended up being just right. I wore black heels to the ceremony, nude flats to the reception, and big earrings - this is really not a necklace dress. It's super easy to move and dance in this dress, too - loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 14, 2013
Engagement Party Perfection
I wore this for my engagement party and it was a huge hit, everyone loved it. I was comfortable all night even with a lot of food and drinks in me. It was great having two sizes to pick from. I am normally an 8 but liked the fact that the 10 had a bit more room to breath. Overall loved this dress was sad to see it go, but will rent again.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 13, 2013
Perfect for my work event! Classy and comfortable!
It was really flattering, and I felt great in it - easy to wear!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 11, 2013
I bet I was the most glamorous mama there!
The model is super tall, so the dress looks very short. but since I'm only 5'3', the length was perfect. It came to a few inches above my knee. Still conservative, but a hint of sexy. I was expecting black and white, but the white is more of a silver/gray. Not a big deal. I also expected the lace to be actual lace, but it is just printed on the fabric. This turned out to be a good thing because it made the dress less "fragile," and I was holding my 3 1/2 month old daughter for a lot of the evening, so I didn't have to worry about the lace snagging on anything, etc. The sleeves are great, but when you lift your arms it does show a good amount of the armpit area. I used the provided fashion tape to fix that (thank you, RTR!). Overall, it fit beautifully and I loved it!! I wore the dress to a black tie wedding and felt perfectly dressed.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 9, 2013
great dress! super comfortable- lots of compliments too
a little short for being 5'6 and wearing heels but still loved it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 2, 2013
Wore this to my best friend's rehearsal dinner and loved it!
Fit perfectly and got lots of compliments on this little number.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
May 1, 2013
LOVE this dress! So chic but also comfortable! Great cut.
This dress was a real hit - I received so many compliments and felt so classy! The cap sleeves were a welcome change from strapless and sleeveless dresses, and the length was saucy but appropriate. So comfortable - wore it for hours for a wedding rehearsal and dinner afterwards and felt good the entire time.
jeannetteMay 1, 2013
pretty. I love your friends white dress. where did she get it?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
April 30, 2013
Perfect dress for the occassion!
I wore this dress to a friend's wedding in late April in NH and it was perfect for the occassion. I rented a size 10 and a size 12 knowing that I usally wear a size 10. It fit perfectly and I may have even been able to try the 8 instead, but didn't sized up for my back-up instead of down. I loved the little sleeves because I'm not a big fan of my arms and they gave me a little coverage. I also really enjoyed the color; the silver part has a lavender tinge to it which is really pretty.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 29, 2013
Super cute dress!
I wore this dress to a wedding and received a ton of compliments. It was super cute! Ran just a little large - order a size down.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
April 29, 2013
The pattern was beautiful and it was perfect for a rehearsal dinner!
I ordered both the 2 and 4. the 2 actually fit a little better, but the arms were SO tight! And I never thought I had big arms! They are kind of cap sleeve-ish and there isn't' a lot of give. The 2 was very limiting and would not be very easy to dance in without keeping your arms to your side! I ended up wearing the 4 and although there was a little gaping, it fit well enough. I would recommend this dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 29, 2013
Loved it!
Sorry for the lame self pic....loved the dress and got a ton of compliments on it. It did run a little short but because the top was more conservative it was fine. It was fun to add in a little color with jewelry and make-up. The only down side would be the sleeve was a little restrictive but it was so cute it was worth it. This was first rental and I cant wait to rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
April 27, 2013
Great dress. So flattering for curvy girls.
Is a bit on the shorter side but left room for a bigger bust. Love.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
April 22, 2013
Adorable for Many Occasions
I rented this as my extra dress for an additional $25 and wore it to a friend's rehearsal dinner. It's very cute and flattering, although I thought it ran a little small. I usually am a very consistent size S/4, and this felt a little snug. Given that I didn't have a backup size I still wore it and didn't feel uncomfortable, however I would have preferred to have had the option to go with the size 6. Still, received lots of compliments and thought it was a great dress to wear all year round depending on how you accessorize.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
April 19, 2013
Loved this dress.
I wore this dress to a gala and it was amazing. So comfortable and looks so cute on. I am petite and it came to lower thigh> this dress will be very short if you are tall. I just really loved this dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 18, 2013
Fabulous dress! Only wish I could have kept it!
The fit was great, ran true to size! I am fairly tall and it was the perfect length. Perfect dress for a spring wedding!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 16, 2013
Loved the dress perfect for my occasion!
Wore this to a pageant! It was a big hit and I felt great in it! Great for someone with a larger bottom half.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
April 16, 2013
This dress was great!
I wore this dress for my engagement party and was really happy with it. It ran a bit tight across the chest/cap sleeves and the material really doesn't have any give so if you have a larger chest you'll probably want to order a size larger as your backup size. Overall, the fit was very flattering and does a nice job of accentuating your waist. A really unique print. The background is a light silvery/gray.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 16, 2013
Beautiful
I ordered both a 2 and a 4. The dress runs a bit small through the shoulders because of the cap sleeves. But, overall I loved it and received many compliments.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 14, 2013
This dress was perfect for my sorority formal. The dress is classic, trendy and sophisticated.
This was my first experience with Rent the Runway and I am so happy. The backup size was great because I ended up wearing that one. This dress fits true to size, but the sleeves are a little tight. It's the perfect combination of dressy and casual for a formal affair. The pattern is great because it makes you stand out from the average black and white dress due to the unique detailing. Definitely worth renting this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 8, 2013
LOVED IT!
Wored this for my 30th birthday party,fit great and was a perfect dress for the occasion! Dress was true to size. Would rent it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
April 8, 2013
I wore it to a bridal shower.
The dress is adorable, flattering and fits true to size. The color is more lilac than it appears in these photos.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 8, 2013
More casual than expected.
This dress looked more formal in the picutres for a few reasons. The lace 'print' wasn't great. It wasn't terrible but the worn look of the print made the dress feel more casual. Additionally, the dress was incredibly short! I normally wear a 12 and have worn the brand many times in the past but this dress was really short, too short for the formal function I was attending. Not a bad dress and could be cute for the right setting. Just less formal than I expected. I didn't end up wearing the dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
April 7, 2013
Beautiful Dress!!
The dress has the most beautiful structure! I definitely recommend renting it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 4, 2013
Perfect dress! Got compliments all night!
LOVE this dress and will definitely be renting it again. Wore this to a rehearsal dinner with black tights and grey pumps and it was PERFECT!! Fits well, very slimming.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
April 1, 2013
Very cute dress. it was cold, so I wore it with black tights and black wedges
Enjoyed the dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 136lbs
March 31, 2013
luv the choices - such a great way to style
great dress. very classy and conservative but still fun cause it's short. beautiful material and lovely sleeves. The lace detailing and grey coloring keeps the dress fresh it's not a stuffy but you are still very covered even though it's short. my weight 125lb, 5'2", 36B - I little bit of a belly puff.
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