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Alice by Temperley

White Lace Whispers Dress

$30 rental
$610 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Break hearts in this eye catching Alice by Temperley white lace dress. A flirty style that no one can resist. Add a pop of color to your outfit with a great statement cuff.

Also available in black.

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

White 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 11
True to Size 25
Large 4
Photos 24
Maggie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 18, 2012

Fiesta Dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to one of our Couple's Wedding Showers. I was the bride, so I LOVED the white, and our theme was a Fiesta. The dress went perfectly with the theme and I also received many compliments. I usually wear a two but fit much better in the four. I would recommend ordering a size higher than usual just in case.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 23, 2012

I put on this dress and instantly felt like I was at a party. So festive!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Such an adorable dress. The lace detail is beautiful and makes this dress special for any occasion you might have. It's very summery so I'd recommend it for a bridal shower or night out. I think wearing spanx would help make this more flattering on a variety of figures. The waist is not that forgiving but it definitely accentuates your curves. I ended up going with the other dress I rented, but look forward to renting this for something else.
Cara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 30, 2012

The way my husband looked at me in this dress!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to my wedding rehearsal dinner and I could not have picked a better dress! It was dressier than the photo and absolutely gorgeous. It does fit tight in the bottom, but thats what makes it look even sharper on! In fact, I've recently rented this same dress in black for a wedding.
Rochelle
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 30, 2012

I enjoyed my experience with rent the runway, I wish there had been an opportunity on the day I signed up to speak with a stylist that could have helped me choose a better fitting dress but overall it was a nice experience. A stylist did contact me but it was a few days after I signed up.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is really pretty. Its a great option if your subconscious about your arms or have large ta ta's the top fits great! My only complaint was that the lining was too thin and you could see thru the dress to your undergarments on the skirt portion. I wore a corset so it was a good fit but again you could see the line of my panties and the corset which I was not a fan of however without the corset you could see more of my skin and underwear. I did love the style its very flattering and it fit about two inches above the knee which was perfect not too short and not too long. Overall I enjoyed wearing this dress, I would suggest anyone that is getting the back up size to get a size larger as a back up.
Nathalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116 lbs
Sep 17, 2012

This dress looks amazing on, and I got so many compliments on it :) It's form fitting and elegant.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Overall the size was true to fit. The only issue is it is too sheer and I had to find a slip to wear underneath.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Oct 17, 2012

The dress was perfect for my country chic style rehearsal dinner. I got tons of compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
4 was snug - and that's my normal size! There isn't much give to the dress so I wore the 6. I felt fantastic in and it was appropriate for the setting. It's definitely festive :) I recommend!
Miran
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 92 lbs
Nov 5, 2012

Rented for a wedding rehearsal dress.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
it was way too big and it wasn't what i expected. i ended up not wearing this. i think it looks better on a tall skinny body type.
Anna
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 13, 2012

Loved it! Will rent it again.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was perfect. I used it as my 2nd Act/ Dancing dress after my wedding. A little sheer, but really liked it for a fun party dress.
Sohna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 99 lbs
Dec 13, 2012

Great service but the dress was a little too big...

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
While the dress is lovely, it wasn't what I was looking for for this event. I would probably wear it but for something less formal. It's comfy, light and cute- just not really formal wear. :)
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122 lbs
Feb 21, 2013

Lovely

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This is a beautiful dress, however not right for the red carpet event I am attending. For an outdoor summer party it would be fantastic. Fits beautifully, lace is soft, and length is right. I will be renting this again!
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Straight & narrow
Apr 18, 2013

Fit and looked great.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Rented for my good friends wedding to his long time partner and asked all the girls to wear white. I rented this as my backup dress and wound up wearing since the primary dress was not in good condition to wear. The dress fit perfect and I received many compliments.
christin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 21, 2013

Very cute- wore it to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I wore it with the shoulders not showing and felt that it was more flattering on me that way (broad shoulders). The dress is tighter in the thighs, I could have wore the 4 if that area wasn't so tight. Overall, cute dress- husband loved it ;)
Shandi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
May 26, 2013

My favorite rental yet!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I wore this for my bridal shower. It was perfect! I loved how it fit me. You will need nude-colored body-shapers underneath because it's a little see through, but that fixes the problem. .It's form fitting through the bottom and stretchy at the top. It is definitely my favorite rental so far. Loved it!!!
samantha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 13, 2013

Cute girly white dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fits true to size, the bottom has NO stretch at all so keep that in mind when ordering, the top part is very pretty. The dress is lined but i still chose to wear spanx underneath.
Alicia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 22, 2013

This dress made me feel beautiful after having a bad week. Leave it to RTR to make you feel fabulous

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is beautiful and the detailing is wonderful, but it does not stretch. If you have hips you might think of sizing up for your back up. I wore this out to a nice dinner during my sorority Mom's weekend and I got a ton of compliments on it. The dress was actually a bit big on me, but I had lost weight between the time I ordered this and when I wore it, so I suspect it would have fit better in a size down. Regardless of the slightly large fit, I got many compliments throughout the evening.
Allie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 30, 2013

White party perfection!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to a white party fundraiser. It was super fun to wear and I got compliments all night! The bottom of the dress is a little difficult to walk in, because the lace band at the bottom has no give. Other than that it was very comfortable and easy to dance in! I actually wore it one-shoulder by tucking the opposite side's sleeve in and it looked GREAT, so keep that in mind if the off-the shoulder look is a bit too confining.
Heidi
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 31, 2013

My boyfriend asked if I could buy the dress, I had so many compliments from both men/women

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
The dress was not stretchy and the fit was small, thank goodness I ordered the 4 and the 6. But it was very flattering and I loved it.
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 22, 2013

My favorite yet!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this for Diner en Blanc in L.A. I assumed the dress was actually white (it is called "White Lace Whispers" after all), but it's actually off-white. It ultimately didn't matter, I still LOVE it and received lots of compliments, but just an FYI. I was a bit worried that it would be too snug, since most reviews here warn that the dress runs small. I usually wear a 4, and was surprised to find it a little looser than expected. Not so loose that it looked too large, but loose enough for me to feel comfy alllll night. This dress is lined, but still a bit sheer, so it definitely requires undergarments that are close to your skin tone. Although, you *might* be able to pull off wearing a colored bra thanks to the extra fabric around the neckline. This dress is so flattering! I think that it work look gorgeous on most body types. Now I want to purchase it!
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106 lbs
Sep 23, 2013

beautiful, easy and classic

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I hate sending this dress back! I would buy it if I could. It was a little loose around the ribcage but the neckline is so beautiful no one would ever notice.
Lindsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Jan 31, 2014

Didn't work out.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The size four fit well, but had a tear along the on of the side seams. It wasn't as cute as I imagined it would be either. RTR offered to overnight me a replacement, which was great, but I opted to take the credit to my account. Customer service was great! Dress was just okay.
Kim
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 24, 2014

AMAZING! Very Romantic!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Rented it for our engagement photoshoot. Dress was amazing, very feminine & had romantic details. However, both sizes, 2 & 4 were a bit too tight in the hips area. (i have wide hips) & i didnt want to be uncomfortable during our shoot. sadly i decided not to wear the dress. other than that , the dress was fabulous! RTR was amazing & gave me credit instead.
Allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 26, 2014

Made my shower perfect.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Rented it for my bridal shower and felt beautiful! The fit was absolutely perfect. Would highly recommend it!
Julie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
May 2, 2014

I wore this amazing dress for my engagement photos shouldn't be happier with this pick!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Pros: Very comfortable
Mindy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 3, 2014

Not crazy about the sleeves, but if you fold them up, the look completely changes!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Rented this for our engagement photos. I wasn't crazy about this dress when I tried it on... My fiance said it looked like Frida Kahlo (not what I was going for!) However, I was able to roll the sleeves up under the off the shoulder section, and it was great! The body of the dress fits perfectly. Loved it.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143 lbs
May 12, 2014

This dress was a dream. I want to live in it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
There wasn't a thing I didn't like about this dress--absolutely perfect an I'll probably rent it again!! The lace is beautiful and elegant but it's also playful. I got tons of compliments on it. I wore it to my lingerie shower!
Anne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
May 20, 2014

Fun Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for my graduation from grad school. The dress was snug through the hips but it was big through the top. I wore the dress off the shoulders but it could easily be worn on the shoulders. I recevied many compliments in this dress. I would recommend sizing up if you're pear shaped or have larger hips.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 11, 2014

Comfortable, flattering white dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was really comfortable and perfect for the summertime. The fabric is not stretchy, and the lining is polyester, so there is little breathing room. Just something to think about if you're wearing in hot weather! Other than that I loved it - great for bustier girls because the cotton eyelet trim is long and falls lower than the bust line, hence you don't need to wear a bra.
Cristina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jun 20, 2014

Beautiful, sassy and sexy

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress for my rehearsal dinner and it was wonderful...sooooo comfortable and sexy. I just love the off the shoulder look. I wanted to keep this and take it on my honeymoon! :) my husband loved this dress and it was just perfect for the occasion. It's a little see through so wear neutral color underwear-but that goes without saying with a white dress. I would have liked it a little tighter but it fit great-it was just tight enough for the occasion. LOVED IT. i noticed RTR has it in black too-may rent the black one for something in the future!
StephFont
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Jul 23, 2014

Received tons of compliments - not stretchy fabric!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Received tons of compliments from guys and girls. Total showstopper and adorable! Be warned though, the fabric does not stretch, so it's a little tight around the hips and stomach. Love this dress!
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 10, 2014

Thousands of people at the concert and this dress was completely unique.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to a summer, country music concert. It was comfortable and cute. I kept it casual and added teal, strappy sandals and a dark denim jacket when it cooled off in the evening.
Trisha
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

I rented this for Diner En Blanc - ended up being a perfect fit!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I was worried about the size since so many people said it ran small and there was only 1 size available. I think if you are curvy (hips/thighs) it runs small, but if you are fairly straight it runs true to size. I received many compliments and was the perfect dress for the event I attended. I was a little disappointed because the dress seemed to a little dingy from wear and tear, but it ended up not being a big deal and had a great night!
DeeDee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

Lots of compliments!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
I rented a few dresses for my weekend away, and I was surprised that this was the one I got the most compliments on. I had to take away a star only because it was uncomfortable. The bottom is very tight and the top is very loose - I think that the elastic meant to hold it below the shoulders is too stretched out. I used fashion tape to keep it up, so it ended up working!
katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

Frilly and Fun

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this for le Diner en Blanc (an elegant, all white dinner party that is half flash mob half French picnic) First of all, the dress is off white, but that ended up ok at the event. I liked this dress a lot and felt it had a great Parisian feel with the lace, off-the-shoulder sleeves. I felt feminine and pretty all night. For DEB, there is a lot of carrying items to a secret location. I appreciated that this dress was light and not stiff since it was a very hot evening, but the fabric doesn't stretch and there is no slit so it was difficult to take a larger step. I used my PRO birthday gift to rent this dress and a hair clip for free. All in all, this was the perfect summer party dress.
Meghan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Dec 13, 2014

It was my bachelorette party

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
Great fit but not quite as expected from the picture .
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 19, 2015

Yikes! Not flattering. At ALL!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
The dress is actually tiered all the way through. Which you can't tell from the pictures. I think it would be okay if you are straight up and down, but if you have hips go another route! I almost cried when I tried it on it was so unflattering. My friend had to talk me down and tell me that I did not in fact just gain 30 pounds, but that it was the dress.
Mariel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Mar 22, 2015

My friend had to be on dress watch...

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
Pretty dress, easy fit. The size 4 definitely fit me pretty snugly, so I would suggest knowing that there is no wiggle room in this dress. I had an issue with the lining of the dress. It would bunch weird and you could see the folds and bunching through the dress. My girlfriend noticed it when she told me I like your dress, but what is happening here in the back....referring to the weird folds. We would try to flatten and pull the lining flat, but it was not an easy fix. She had to be on dress duty that night, trying to
Brittany
Age: 30
Apr 8, 2015

Didn't wear

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Other
I liked the style of the dress but personally on me it didn't flatter my figure. It definitely was not lower stomach friendly and instead of being uncomfortable all day I didn't wear. It's a pretty dress just not for me
Kerstin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124 lbs
May 1, 2015

Not a winner

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Too big, kind of a "dirty" white, and would NOT recommend this to anyone.
Stacy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
May 5, 2015

Very sheer!

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Party
I rented this for my bridal shower and was unable to wear it because it was so see through. Cute dress but I was shocked.
Jenna W
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 10, 2015

Great for bachelorette party!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
Wore this the first night during my bachelorette party weekend. Super fun dress, glad I ordered the 4. Normally wear a 2, but the waist area around the ribs was tight but fit well in the 4. Very flattering dress!!
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