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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Size Chart

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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45 reviews

Fit
Small 7
True to Size 35
Large 3
Photos 21
jennifer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 24, 2012

Great dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress is really cute the lace detail is really pretty. Although I could have worn the 6, I usually wear a 4, the top gives you plenty of room without looking big in either size but the skirt runs tight and to be comfortable I would go a size up. So I chose the 8 because I was going to do a lot of walking.
meryl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Jan 30, 2012

elegant dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
Slightly different than the norm, it was perfect with the Chanel necklace. It was longer than I expected, but I am short, so not surprised. Very happy with the overall look and fit.
missy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 7, 2012

Classic little black dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this dress for a friend's wedding. Since I was in the wedding as a lector of the Scripture, I didn't want to have something super short or tight. I ordered an 8, and had to rush order a 6 because I felt like the 8 sagged in the chest and would look better in a smaller size. This dress has no stretch to it so there is 'built in hips' so to speak. If you order too large you will look 'hippier' than desired. Overall the smaller size 6 was perfect length, fit, and style for the occasion. The bit of lace gave it a delicate feel, while i was still able to feel sexy in a little black dress.
Les
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 23, 2012

So feminine, sexy and fits like a glove.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was required to wear black as a personal attendant at a friends wedding; I usually choose color and uniqueness over the standard LBD, but this dress was unforgettable. I am a curvy, short hourglass shape and I felt like this dress was made for me. I usually wear a 4-6; I originally got this as the back up dress in a 4 which fit, just a little snug around my behind and hips, but nothing that was too uncomfortable or inappropriate; just understand that this dress has absolutely zero stretch so crazy dance moves were out of the question. At 5' 3" the length of the skirt hit about an inch above the knee, great length as it balanced out the sexy snug fit with enough fabric to make it classy and not skanky. I am busty and get nervous about having to wear a strapless bra as it usually make the girls look flat or saggy, but the lace overlay across the shoulders and chest is enough fabric to disguise whatever flaws are going on underneath without adding any bulky volume, laying nicely over the bust. Overall I was very impressed, got a ton of compliments, felt totally unique and beautiful. I would recommend ordering up a size due to the the fact that this fabric has no stretch whatsoever and could be pose a challenge just getting it on if not careful.
spike
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 24, 2012

Only works if it's a perfect fit...

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I have eyed this dress since it first appeared on the site however never rented it before. Although the photo shows it to be look fitted, it actually is a very tailored dress with no elastic in the fabric, so if it's too big, it just sags on you and the smaller size was a tad uncomfortable. The fabric is quite thick and was cut very hippy (I'm fairly hip heavy but there was quite a bit of extra fabric). The top part is lovely and if it were separates, I think it would work better. I should have read the reviews more closely - a prior renter mentioned that it had no give. Disappointing...
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