Black Lace Whispers Dress

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$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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55 reviews
Fit
Large4
True to Size41
Small8
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
February 15, 2016
Loved this!
Very flattering dress! Holds the tummy in and helps give a nice hourglass figure. The zipper was sticking on this when I tried to get it up about halfway but other than that it was great.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
January 18, 2016
this dress!
beautiful dress. received so many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 8, 2015
I wanted this dress to fit but alas it was too small.
This was a very pretty dress, perfect for a night out or a beach vacation! Unfortunately for me it was too snug around my hips so I wasn't able to wear it. I will reordered it at some point one size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
September 18, 2015
Loved it very flattering!
Great dress runs pretty much true to size though if you want it really skin tight I would size down, I had a bit of room in the 8.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
July 14, 2015
Worn for a bachelorette dinner. Fun look and nice lightweight fabric for a hot summer night.
The fit of both of these items if pretty true to size. The top of the 12 seemed a little stretched out, so I wore the 10. The fabric is much lighter weight that it appears online.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 23, 2015
Gorgeous dress, not universally flattering
I wore this dress for my engagement photos. I loved it, but if I had to do it over again, I don't know if I would have chosen this one. I think it's more flattering on a taller person. I'm petite, and it made me look shorter and broader. Like everyone else has been saying, it's pretty unforgiving in the waist area. I wore a 2 (I'm typically a 4) and it fit fine, but I couldn't help but wonder if a 4 would have suited me better. (They were all out of size 4 for the dates I needed it.) Loved the top of the dress and the length, but I don't know if I recommend it to others w/ my body type.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
June 20, 2015
Pretty dress, not the most eye-catching
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
May 19, 2015
Easy to wear!
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.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Age: 35
May 14, 2015
The ease of ordering and beautiful dress
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.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
April 29, 2015
Easy to use!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
February 15, 2015
Perfect date dress!
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.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Body type: Athletic
December 29, 2014
Wore this for a destination wedding. True to size, very comfortable, great length!
Definitely would wear this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 6, 2014
Fun for Halloween!
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.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 25, 2014
Flirty and fun... Perfect summer night!
I loved this dress, but there really is no stretch, so I'm glad I ordered a size up!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 14, 2014
Runs very small, tight in hips.
Very pretty dress but I could not wear it because even the size up was too tight!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 5, 2014
Great dress!
NO stretch but looks so cute on!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
September 3, 2014
This made me feel slim and sexy in a classy way!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
August 4, 2014
Wore it for my engagement photos, and it looked great.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 17, 2014
Great fit and super comfortable! You can't go wrong with off the shoulder : )
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
July 13, 2014
I wanted to keep it!
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 2, 2014
wore to a work 50th anniversary and was a great dress
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
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
June 29, 2014
Someone came up to me and asked if I was in the fashion world! I teach first grade! Ha!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
June 23, 2014
The off the shoulder and the lace detailing was amazing! I felt so pretty in this dress!
Great dress and flattering on my arms (my problem area). I loved this dress and would rent it again!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
May 21, 2014
Love the off the shoulder lace detail. Romantic and timeless and not too much
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..
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 12, 2014
received so many complements on this dress
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!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
May 6, 2014
Fun dress
The fit was a little smaller than expected but the 6 worked out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
May 4, 2014
It was a perfect fit for my Cinco de Mayo 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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
April 28, 2014
Got SO many compliments!
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!
MollyJanuary 14, 2015
Thank you for your review. I am same dimensions as you and there is no 4 available (normal size). I think I will chance it with 2 and 6. Thanks again!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
April 1, 2014
Very comfortable and flattering dress! I would recommend it to anyone
The fit is true to size and even allowed for some breathing room.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 30, 2014
Love, love, love this dress! Hid all the imperfections I hate and highlighted the right stuff!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 10, 2014
Precious and Sassy!!
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!
CaitlynNovember 8, 2014
How do you get your hair to do that?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 14, 2014
Did not end up wearing this dress. Is very beautiful but ran to long for my taste
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 2, 2014
Stunning! A+
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.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
November 30, 2013
Spectacular dress!
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!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
November 10, 2013
Fabulous look! Loved this dress! Great first time rental experience.
Runs slightly larger. Should have rented a size 4
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 60
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
October 16, 2013
dress looked nice on but decided to dark and dressey for the beach wedding
same as above
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 25, 2013
Customer Service at RTR is Unmatched!
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 :-).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
August 22, 2013
Great dress with the perfect combination of classy and sexy!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
August 20, 2013
better than a classic LBD
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 58
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 103lbs
July 17, 2013
FANTASTIC
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.
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