Blumarine

Lady Pep Dress

$104 to buy
$915 retail
Stylist Notes

Add some extra sass to your ladylike lace in this sheath by Blumarine. The defined waist and peplum detailing make this an ultra feminine cocktail choice!

Our model wears the dress with RJ Graziano’s Crystal Thorn Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 48, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Navy crepe (50% nylon 45% polyester 5% elastane). Cap sleeve. Crew neckline. Sheer lace back. Pencil skirt with peplum detail. Hidden back zipper. Lined. 37.5” from shoulder to hem.

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142 reviews
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(0)
True to Size
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Small
(43)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 69
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 103lbs
September 6, 2013
This was my back up dress. Very pretty but not quite dressy enough for my event.

Very lovely dress. Lace is black, dress is dark navy. Very nice effect. True to size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 164lbs
September 14, 2013
Compliments all night long!

This dress is amazing it fit like a glove and I loved it! The fabric has absolutely NO give whatsoever which made sitting and bathroom breaks challenging but it was well worth it. Beware that you can not wear a bra. Even the NuBra showed due to the cut out design but the dress was tight enough that it held me in place. If you are curvier I would say this dress is not for you because it is pretty straight in through the hips. I usually wear a 6 but I was able to wear the size 40 .. The 42 would have been a more comfortable fit but it was too big in through the torso which made the fabric gather so I opted to wear the 40 instead.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 18, 2013
Toni helped me get a dress that fit!

This dress is amazing and so beautiful but it does run small. Each time I went to the restroom I had to unzip my dress instead of pulling up the bottom, totally worth it by the way!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
September 20, 2013
Felt really sexy in this skin tight dress!

So this dress runs SMALL! It has stretch but don't even bother trying to wear any panties or bra... not happening. I loved it and it was perfect! If you have any slight gut the peplums accentuated it. I am 1 year post pregnancy and my stomach is just not flat anymore. Buyer beware. Despite this, I still loved it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 22, 2013
Great lace detail, a little hard to dance in

The dress is a beautiful crepe, with a lace detail in the back. It does not give at all, so definitely size up, for easier fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
October 14, 2013
Elegant, beautiful dress!

Perfect for a formal wedding. True to size if you have an athletic/straight and narrow build. However, if you have hips/bust there is no stretch in this dress which may make it feel a little small. I'm glad my backup was a size up instead of a size down. Absolutely beautiful dress, conservative yet sexy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
November 4, 2013
Not for me.

This dress had an awkward fit. The size 2 was big up top and small on the bottom. The 4 was good on the bottom but huge on top.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
November 27, 2013
Classic with an edge

Beautiful dress! I received compliments all night. The dress is form fitting. Not much give. If you have a long torso it will ride up a bit. Overall, I loved the dress and would definitely rent it again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 10, 2013
Got so many compliments! Everyone loved the dress and fit like a glove

Beware if you're curvier on the bottom, as it's not as giving. Be safe and get a back up size but other than that it fit great!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 10, 2013
Classy, Elegant and Sexy all at the same time

Beautiful dress!! Rec'd tons of compliment. Runs a little small... I'm more pear shaped, so it fit perfectly on top but was a little snug on the bottom. Would definitely rent this one again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
December 14, 2013
Fantastic dress! Classy with just the right amount of sex appeal for a work Christmas party.

The is absolutely no give/stretch in this dress so make sure you get the back up size just in case. i wore it to fit like a glove and it was stunning.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
December 16, 2013
Great for holiday party!

Very slim fit with no stretch in the fabric (lace has some give to it). Dress and lace are a very deep navy. Wore it with nude pumps and it was so classy, with just a little edgy sexiness from lace detail. Would definitely recommend it; order a larger size for backup.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
December 19, 2013
THis dressy was classy and yet had a sexy look without being trashy.Received many compliments.

The fit was true t size, only wore the bra petals , enough support . Very comfortable all around, not too snug but yet fitted without being tight. It has a very slight navy tone with the black lace so if you have to wear pantyhose ,especially on a cold evening, recommend suntan color , not sheer black.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
December 19, 2013
AMAZING

I wore this dress for my boyfriend's firms' holiday party. It is definitely snug in the hips/butt but the overall fit was great. I received a lot of compliments and was very pleased with the fit. I wish I could have kept the dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Body type: Hourglass
November 5, 2013
Comfortable, classy, perfect!

A little pregnant, hid my little bump

Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 2, 2014
Amazing, classy dress!

I wore this dress to my company holiday party, which was black-tie optional. It was sophistocated, classy, and sexy with the sheer lace back. I usually wear a size 2 or 4, and the 4 fit perfectly. I would definitely recommend getting a size up for your backup size as there is not very much stretch to the fabric. Overall, it was absolutely beautiful and I wish I owned it! Got compliments all night.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 3, 2014
Fabulous!!!

It was elegant yet sexy!! Loved it!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
January 8, 2014
Beautfil dress. Very classy

I loved this dress. Like the other reviews noted it is very fitting. Sometimes hard to walk in-especially on stairs. I tried on the 40 for more room in the arm area but it was quite a bit longer on me than the 38 so I stayed with the 38. You can't wear a bra with this dress but the material is so thick I don't think you really need one. I am 5'2 so it was a little bit longer on my short legs than on the model but I didn't mind as it was still above the knee. My only complaint would be how tight it was in the arm area. It also bunches in the mid section but that didnt bother me too much. And the color photographs a litlle on the blueish side due to the material. This is a beaiutful dress and very classic.

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Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 8, 2014
I really loved this dress and would definitely rent it again.

I typically wear a size 4, but had to size up because it runs small in the hips. The 4 fit, but bunched a little around my hips when I walked, so I opted for the size 6 and was very comfortable in it all night. I'm glad I read the other reviews and rented a size 4 and 6. The dress is a dark navy, most people thought it was black. The lace is black. In some of the reviews, people mentioned that they were unable to wear a nubra, but I was able to wear one without it showing! Dress looked great all night. No complaints!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 4, 2014
Sexy & Beautiful.

the 40 fit perfectly. I usually wear a size 2. Dress was beautiful. The lace back and side cut outs made it feel super sexy.

Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
February 21, 2014
Perfect fit

Beautiful and perfect fit.

Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 23, 2014
Loved loved loved this dress and got so many compliments.

I'm normally a 4 and the 42 was a perfect fit.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 26, 2014
the dress was comfortable, fit well, and looked classy.

it's a thumbs up in my book.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133lbs
March 7, 2014
Loved this classy elegant dress

This was my first rental and I couldn't be happier. The dress was really well made as you can expect from a Bluemarine. I am glad I ordered 2 sizes as usually I wear size Italian 38 but with this dress I was a 40. It fits very well and I actually was happy to see that it was blue and black as it is even classier than all black. The only down side was when I actually wore it I noticed there was a small rip on the side. I wore it anyway as I figured it wouldn't be noticeable in a dark room.

debbieMarch 7, 2014
can you wear a bra with this dress?
MariseMarch 7, 2014
you can wear a Nu bra
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107lbs
March 7, 2014
Wore to a birthday dinner at Soho House

The fit was incredible. This was a beautiful and perfectly tailored dress. I would definitely rent again! Was very happy with my first experience with RTR.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
March 16, 2014
Elegance with a bit of sexy. Modern Jackie-Oish style

I choose to go with a size 42 (next size up) after reading other reviews about how this dress tended to fit snugly with little give. That was smart. The dress hit me at just the right length and is very classy. This was worn to a medical society dinner so conservative was key, however, I didn't want to bore either. The lace, velvet detailing, and cut-out bodice are all details that keep this dress from looking like a funeral frock. Would definitely rent this little number again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 24, 2014
One of a kind dress that turned heads!

It was a bit tight around my butt and hips but I expected that and it wasn't to the point that I was uncomfortable. The bust fit perfectly and I didn't have trouble with it riding up. The look was the perfect mix of classy and sexy. The material is very comfortable. This isn't a dress you can wear a regular bra with. I used a cheap stick on backless bra which worked perfectly. It was also impossible to wear shapewear under the dress because the lace in the back goes down so far, but I found with the darker material and the cut of the dress I didn't really need it anyways.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 26, 2014
This dress is stunning! Was worried about the lace being "too much" for a wedding, but it's classy!

Pros: Stunning, super flattering, deep navy color, classy Cons: VERY fitted, not much give through the skirt - be sure to get a larger backup size, just in case.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 31, 2014
Perfect for an evening wedding near the beach. Comfortable & classy.

Loved the dress! I received tons of compliments! It does fit tight, so I wore the larger of the two sizes I ordered. It does have stretch so it's easy to dance in.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
April 12, 2014
Classy, well-made, beautiful dress!

Very flattering, perfect fit and sexy but classy! Highly recommend this dress!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 22, 2014
This dress was amazing and fit me like a glove! Wish I could have purchased it.

The dress fits true to size and thank goodness for that! I ordered days before my best friends wedding and there were NO backup dress sizes available except for my usual dress size. I went on a whim and decided to just go with it and I am so glad I did. I loved the dress when I saw the photos online and didn't want to wear anything else on this special occasion. Trust your gut and rent this dress. You will not be disappointed! :)

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 25, 2014
Great, classic design! Runs a little small!

Beautiful dress. Wore it to a charity fundraiser and got lots of compliments! The dress tends to run a little small. I typically wear a 0-2 and I got the 2 and it was still a little snug.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 26, 2014
This dress is a stunner!

I am very petite (5'2 and 100lbs) and have a hard time finding clothing that fits. I ordered this dress in the smallest size, and it fit pretty well. It was still a bit loose in areas, but overall it still looked beautiful, and I received many compliments during the evening.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
May 6, 2014
This dress is a show stopper!

I wore this to a reunion and received compliments the entire night. It is elegant yet sexy which is such a hard combo to find in a dress! Perfect for something like a reunion where you want to look great but not look like you are trying too hard! It is certainly meant to be a super snug fit (which you need to hold everything into place because you can't wear a bra), but it fit true to size for me. It is also a very dark navy blue with black accents (the lace and waistband are black, the rest is navy) which I think makes it especially chic. This was my first rental with RTR and it could not have been easier!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
May 21, 2014
Perfect fit!

This is probably my favorite dress I have rented so far. It was flawless! I got so many compliments on it and it was just so flattering. Absolutely no complaints about it. I didn't even have to wear a bra with it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
May 25, 2014
Classy and flattering!

Loved this dress! Definitely one of my favorites from Rent the Runway thus far. It was overall true to size but just a little tight across the hips. I could have worn either the 42 or the 44 but opted for the 44 because it was a little looser over my hips. So for those of you who have a little bit larger hips/butt I'd recommend sizing up. The length also made it a little difficult to walk/ dance in as there was no stretch in the fabric - like a tight pencil skirt or shift dress would. Other than that, this dress was extremely comfortable and flattering. I'd recommend it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
June 1, 2014
Beautiful dress! Did not use though, size 38 was tight. I'm normally a size 0.

Lace was intact throughout the dress. Runs small - very form fitting but more on the tight side. Gorgeous lace back.

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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 2, 2014
Very classy and perfect for a formal occasion! It's elegant but sexy at the same time

Fit like a glove!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 4, 2014
Classy, flattering and perfect for formal summer wedding

Fit is true to size, very comfortable and easy to dance in. I normally wear a 2-4 and the 42 was perfect. As mentioned in other reviews, the dress is navy with black lace but very hard to tell from pictures. I will definitely be renting this one again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 23, 2014
Stop What You're Doing and Rent this Dress!

This is hands down the best dress I have ever had on. It's elegant, classy and sexy...and $40 for a $900+ dress, it's a no brainer. It definitely runs small, I am almost always a zero, and I wore the 40. It fit like a glove...but beware it's not made for eating spaghetti dinners or bending down. It was tight through the torso where the seam hits perfectly above the waist, so if this is a problem area (or you value digestion, size up twice.) Even so, wearing this dress at my boyfriends graduation from PA school was like a walking RTR commercial, I got stopped by complete strangers all night asking me how and where they could get their hands on this dress. I paired with LuLu Frost's Little Dipper Earnings and Kenneth Jay Lane's Gator Bangle for UF school spirit. Thank you RTR for the best rental yet!

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