Alice by Temperley

Black Lace Whispers Dress

$30 rental
$610 Retail

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Stylist Notes

He'll try not to stare when you walk into the restaurant wearing this sexy off the shoulder Alice by Temperley black cocktail dress. A fun and unique style for a woman on the go.

Also available in white.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend sizing up in this dress (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - stretchy neckline allows for comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - Skirt runs narrow, curvier women should size up again in backup
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch at neckine and not stretch throughout the body
GREAT FOR: Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend sizing up in this dress (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - stretchy neckline allows for comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - Skirt runs narrow, curvier women should size up again in backup
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch at neckine and not stretch throughout the body
GREAT FOR: Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black crepe with cotton eyelet trim(100% polyester; trim: 75% cotton; 25% nylon). Off the shoulder neckline. Short sleeves. Banded waist. Hidden side zip. 34'' from shoulder to hem.

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51 reviews

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Small 7
True to Size 38
Large 4
Photos 24
Jennie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 20, 2015

Pretty dress, not the most eye-catching

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I rented this dress for date night. I loved how unique it is, and it could be warn for winter or summer. The off-the-shoulder style is sexy, but the lacy part kind of made it "eh." It's a bit baggy up top and more snug in the bottom, so I'd skip if you're a pear shape or want something to show off the girls.
Nicole
Age: 35
May 14, 2015

The ease of ordering and beautiful dress

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Other
I ordered an 8 and no backup sizes were available. I would have sized up based on other reviews, but I really could have worn a 6. It was roomy in the waist- not overly so or very noticeably. The dress was stunning. Fun and flirty and really well made.
RTR Customer
Apr 29, 2015

Easy to use!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Party
I normally wear a size 6 bit im 5 months pregnant and the 8 fit great! I would have liked it a little shorter if i weren't pregnant lol but it still looked good. There is no stretch or give in this dress... Except in the shoulders of course.
Teresa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

Perfect date dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I loved this dress! The fit was true to size but honestly I could have gone another size down and still be fine. My only complaint is that I wish the shoulder straps would stay down. The elastic kept riding back up which was annoying at times.
Caitlyn
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Body type: Athletic
Dec 29, 2014

Wore this for a destination wedding. True to size, very comfortable, great length!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Definitely would wear this dress again!
Maggie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 25, 2014

Flirty and fun... Perfect summer night!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress, but there really is no stretch, so I'm glad I ordered a size up!
Susie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142 lbs
Sep 3, 2014

This made me feel slim and sexy in a classy way!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I use RTR alot for wedding dresses and this is by far my favorite. If you feel like you want something simple yet unique, this is the dress. While I was at the church, I pulled the off the shoulder to cap over my shoulders and pulled down like shown in the picture afterwards. My problem area is my arms and my middle. the ruffling drew attention to the top of the dress, covering my arms but exposing my shoulders where I don't mind people staring. I also have longer legs and this dress was not too short at all. Definitely would recommend this!
Zia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 17, 2014

Great fit and super comfortable! You can't go wrong with off the shoulder : )

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I had originally rented this as a backup but ended up wearing it instead of the other one. The fit was extremely comfortable but still very sexy and beautiful. I love the detail and received many compliments. I wore it to my fiance's birthday dinner and he was not disappointed!
kasey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jul 13, 2014

I wanted to keep it!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I loved the look and fit. My only complaint is that the inner slip ran up as I walked so I had to keep pulling it down.
Erin
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 2, 2014

wore to a work 50th anniversary and was a great dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
i usually wear a size 6/8 but they were out so i ordered the 6 great dress, the 6 was a little snug in the rear for me. it was fine with spanx, but i have a larger athletic back side
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 23, 2014

The off the shoulder and the lace detailing was amazing! I felt so pretty in this dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great dress and flattering on my arms (my problem area). I loved this dress and would rent it again!!!
k
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
May 21, 2014

Love the off the shoulder lace detail. Romantic and timeless and not too much

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress the night i got married (civil wedding) to a romantic restaurant alone with my husband and wore my hair up. Got lots of compliments and the dress was perfect. I wanted something that was going to hide my post baby rolls and this dress was perfect since it doesn't stretch or sit too tight against the body. Since I'm just a little overweight i ordered a size up from my usual 4 because of what other reviewers were saying and it fit perfectly..
maria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
May 4, 2014

It was a perfect fit for my Cinco de Mayo party!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
It runs very small on top but the lace and quality of the dress is great! The neckline can be worn off the shoulder or up. Its a great dress!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

Got SO many compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I usually wear a 2-4, but they only had a 2 and a 6, I ended up wearing the 6 and it was a little baggy around my waist, but tight around my butt! Overall, great dress!
Amity
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

Love, love, love this dress! Hid all the imperfections I hate and highlighted the right stuff!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Sorry I didn't take a full body shot... I forgot. Basically I was trying to hide my post baby belly bulge and my not so sexy arms. This dress was made it all possible. The 6 fit but I ended up wearing the 8 because it was more comfortable. It was a little big in the bust line (I am a 36C/B) but not noticeable due to the lace. If you want a dress that is sassy and comfortable this is perfect!
Renee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 10, 2014

Precious and Sassy!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore this to a Rodeo Gala and it was perfect. I added a red flower sass it up a little. Got tons of compliments and looked great with cowboy boots. Fabric has no stretch and fit like a glove. Be sure to use double sided tape to keep in place for the off the shoulder look. Awesome!
Kat
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 30, 2013

Spectacular dress!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this for Thanksgiving and it was perfect. There are little details to this dress that make it so nice, and I love the off the shoulders look (it can also be worn on the shoulders as well). Overall, the dress really looked great and I would rent it again!
Student4Life
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Aug 25, 2013

Customer Service at RTR is Unmatched!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented a size 10 with a backup size 12 since other reviewers said the dress didn't have any stretch. When I got the dresses, I found the 10 to be too large in the waist/hip area and a belt just made the dress look bunched up. I have lost about 18 lbs in the past 6 months and am in-between sizes. I called RTR the Friday evening before my Saturday event and they were able to overnight a size 8 to me which arrived before 12 noon and fit PERFECTLY! My husband loved this dress as much as I did and even asked if I could buy it or at least rent it again :-).
Cara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 14, 2013

forgot to take a pic of the black one- luckily i rented it in white too.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this after I had already rented the white version for my wedding rehearsal dinner. Since I had already worn it in a different color I knew it would fit. I recieved tons of compliments from girls- but the best was all of the looks my husband gave me. A perfect dress for a dressy summer wedding. Love. I forgot to take a pic in the black!
Becky
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 12, 2012

Beautiful and Classy!!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I needed to find a dress for a funeral...it had to be "special" because it was for my father-in-law. I simply didn't have time to go to the mall to find the perfect dress. This was my first time using RTR. Everything went smoothly. No issues at all. The dress was shipped exactly when they said it would. I ordered a size 4 and 6. I first tried the 4 on. (which I normally wear) It fit, however I decided to wear the 6 because I felt I needed just alittle more room to move. This dress does not give any sort of stretch so I would recommend ordering your normal size and one size larger. Just in case.You will definately turn heads in the room with this dress:)
Randi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 31, 2012

I wore this for a dinner/birthday date with my boyfriend. Overall great dress.. He loved it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I chose "True to Size" because that's mostly true. Whatever size you normally wear, you will probably wear in this dress. (If you're bootylicious like me, DON'T go smaller.. I also had a size 2 shipped and that was laughable! lol) I have an athletic shape and the bottom was just a bit snug.. It has ZERO stretch. However, the top was very roomy/strechy. I'm a 34D and had plenty room in the bust area without looking slouchy. I think this dress would be perfect for someone who has that "inverted triangle" shape. (Broad shoulders and/or a full bust and small hips and thighs.) Even if you have a smaller bust I think it would be fine up top. The off the shoulder look is so sexy, but classy!
Natalie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

Loved it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this fabulous dress to a cowboy-themed event and it was perfect. It was definitely perfect for the occasion. I would highly recommend this dress. I rented it in black and white and had trouble deciding which to wear! The details on the dress such as the lace were beautiful. I would highly recommend it!
Alyze
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 10, 2012

Super easy to order, great customer service

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress....lightweight, super comfy material perfect for a hot, humid August wedding. I felt like it was pretty true to size, if you want it a tiny bit longer or loser in the middle go up 1 size. Definitely recommend!
Katy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
May 19, 2015

Easy to wear!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
This dress was so flattering. I ordered a 12, but could have definitely worn a 10. It was really easy to wear and comfortable. 4 stars because it looked a little worn out, but nothing major.
Creativesparrow
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 6, 2014

Fun for Halloween!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this for my Halloween costume. The 6 fit but if I went to sit down it was a little tight so I went with the 8.
Blythe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 14, 2014

Runs very small, tight in hips.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Very pretty dress but I could not wear it because even the size up was too tight!
Al
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Sep 5, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
NO stretch but looks so cute on!
Morgan R
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158 lbs
Aug 4, 2014

Wore it for my engagement photos, and it looked great.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I'm normally an 8, and the 8 fit, but the 10 was a little more comfy and didn't look any different. It runs true on the top and middle, and is a little snug in the hips, since the fabric has no stretch there. Overall, looked and photographed great. Will probably rent the white one for my bridal shower.
julie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 29, 2014

Someone came up to me and asked if I was in the fashion world! I teach first grade! Ha!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was great. I paired it with pearls and had so many compliments. The size 2 fit perfectly. The 0 wasn't available for rental so I just ordered the 2 with fingers crossed! This was my first RTR experience and I'm a changed woman! Hope you love this dress as much as I did. I'm sad to send it back!
jackie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
May 12, 2014

received so many complements on this dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
this dress was awesome! it fit great and was true to size! wore it for a 40th birthday party easy to dress up or dress down for what ever your occasion is!
Jessica
Age: 28
May 6, 2014

Fun dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was a little smaller than expected but the 6 worked out.
Monica
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 1, 2014

Very comfortable and flattering dress! I would recommend it to anyone

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit is true to size and even allowed for some breathing room.
Luisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 14, 2014

Did not end up wearing this dress. Is very beautiful but ran to long for my taste

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The dresses runs very long and I am 5'9. hit to my knees. Would be good for a something more conservative, but not a great party dress.
AB
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 2, 2014

Stunning! A+

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I was in love with this dress! I normally wear a 6 or 8 but the 6 fit perfectly. My fiance loved it! The 8 probably would have fit too but the dress fit like a glove! Was very flattering.
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Nov 10, 2013

Fabulous look! Loved this dress! Great first time rental experience.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Runs slightly larger. Should have rented a size 4
Kathey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Oct 16, 2013

dress looked nice on but decided to dark and dressey for the beach wedding

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
same as above
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 22, 2013

Great dress with the perfect combination of classy and sexy!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The size 6 fit great...the 8 was way too big. I am typically a 4 to 6. This is a great dress for busty girls. The lace is gorgeous and the fabric is beautifu. It is true, there is not much "give" to the dress. That is what makes it flattering, but probably not great for dancing. I would definitely rent again and will rent it in white.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 20, 2013

better than a classic LBD

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress. I wore it to my friends wedding which had a slightly western theme, and it was perfect. The dress was snug (but true to size I think) and very flattering on my curves. I loved the sleeves and the lace detail. It was an extremely pretty dress with a touch of sass from the off the shoulder. I would rent it again.
beth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 58
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 103 lbs
Jul 17, 2013

FANTASTIC

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It just arrived today as the backup to the other dress I chose and it's hard to pick which one to wear! I love this dress. It's a bit long but when I'm 9 inches shorter than the model, it's no wonder. But it's not too long at all. Don't know which yet I'll go with but this is an awesome dress.
paula
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149 lbs
May 19, 2013

Gorgeous...got complemented all day!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Finally an off the shoulder dress that does not pull up to your neckline!
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