DEREK LAM

Contrast Seams Dress

$309 to buy
$2,190 retail
Stylist Notes

Look modern and sharp in DEREK LAM’s exposed seam dress. Try the exaggerated ladylike shape with pointy-toe pumps.

Size & Fit

Sized: 36-44, Italian sizing

Product Details

Black wool (82% Wool, 18% Silk). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full Skirt. Hidden back zipper. 39” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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21 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(9)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
October 2, 2015
Gorgeous!!!

I wish I could do 6 stars in the rating--this was such a special dress for a wedding I was in. I highly recommend sizing down for your backup--especially if you have a smaller bust. And it had pockets--bonus!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
October 9, 2015
Flattering

This dress fits well and is a standout. However if you are a C cup or above you may need to cover your décolletage with a necklace while wearing this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 27, 2015
Perfect for an outdoor, fall wedding!

This dress is stunning - everything from the cut to the contrast stitching. I'm a little shorter, so it was more a midi on me, but with flats and a high pony it had the perfect, classy 50's vibe. The fabric is a great weight and the pockets are a bonus! This dress wasn't my first choice but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was the dress that was sent. I am so grateful that it was! It's a great dress; I would highly recommend it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 28, 2015
Perfect fit, felt like a million bucks

Classic lines were super flattering, highest quality material, and long/modest enough to be accessorized for a formal event or work situation.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 12, 2016
Nice Basic Black Dress

I like this dress, unfortunately. I needed to size down. I ordered a size 40. Will try to get a smaller size. This is a heavy fabric.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
January 23, 2016
Slightly Off for The Pear

Beautiful details and stitching on a heavier fabric with pockets? I loved the look and fit from the bust down. Unfortunately the bust area was too big and the dress bunched at the shoulders, as it is made for someone with a longer torso. I would gladly have purchased this and altered it.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Age: 65
February 1, 2016
Dress is made of extremely heavy fabric. Not really packable.

Didn't wear it, not comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
January 27, 2016
Accent's a woman's body beautifully.

I am short, barley over 5 foot. This dress was a midi on me. It fell below my knees. It is much more full at the hips than the model shows. However it has a gorgeous structure and shape to it that made is a delight to wear TWICE before returning it to RTR.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122lbs
February 6, 2016
Beautiful lines, luxurious fabric

Fitted through the torso, wide and flared over hips, very comfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
June 14, 2016
Gorgeous silhouette - received so many compliments!

I rented this in the 36 - a bit apprehensive the size was smaller than my usual- but it was perfect. Fitted throughout the bust and waist and flared out from the hips to hem. Because the dress is more classic and understated, it was a great opportunity to have fun with shoes! The fabric is thick and substantial - great for slimming and smoothing. The v neckline is bold - without being risqué or too revealing. I was comfortable all night and hope to rent this dress again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 16, 2016
Hands down my favorite rental!

This dress is so luxurious I felt like Cinderella. The material is heavy, but the dress has this beautiful movement to it. The fabric is comfortable and the dress has pockets! I can't count all the compliments I received. I wore a 4 and I am kind of wide at the top, my bust is 32D. The straps are wide. They naturally fell at the edges of my shoulders so I could see how this wouldn't work for a person with a narrow body.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
July 10, 2016
Pop and pockets

I love Derek Lam! This was not my favorite but it was a fun dress. The stitching is nice and the pockets!!! Love that! It was pretty low cut and I did not wear a bra (you can though). It is longer than I thought but still, a cute fun dress.

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Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
July 13, 2016
Simple and elegant.

Fit beautifully and I got so many compliments on it! The material is very thick, which makes it a good dress to wear in all seasons.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 29, 2016
Beautiful dress..

The dress was absolutely lovely, the luxurious quality will make you feel like a star. I love the hidden pockets as well, unfortunately I couldn't wear it out.. I'm between a 6-8 and I choose a 6, it wouldn't zip all the way so I wasn't able to wear it to my event. I will rent again in size 8.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 17, 2016
Gorgeous dress. My favorite rental so far. Would definitely rent again.

Fits great. Very slimming and love that it is midi length on me (because I am short). Will definitely rent again. It's gorgeous!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
January 18, 2017
Too long and small for me

I wore a 38 top by Derek Lam before but it didn't fit--too small-- in this dress. Also was too long on my 5'3" frame. Such a shame! It was a very beautiful dress with great fabric. Love that you could wear a bra and the contrast stitching. Just too small and long.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
March 18, 2017
Runs very tight.

It's a beautiful dress with thick fabric, definitely not for every day but for a special event. It does, however, run very small. I'm usually a size 6 and that's what I ordered and it was very tight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 10, 2017
Gorgeous fabric and cut. Too narrow through my back. Regrettable.

My partner zipped me into this. It fit. Was gorgeous. And perfect. Except it felt (but not looked) tight through the back. Sighing, a little. I twirled once (it was roomy enough elsewhere for me to try it on over jeans and a tank) and if it back into the garment bag.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
June 13, 2017
Stunning dress

The fit is great and I got compliments walking down the street. Stylish and classy dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 43
December 4, 2017
Structural, high quality dress.

A good qualiy, stylish dress.

Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 8, 2018
So comfortable and fits like a glove!

Perfect fit and true to size. Modest yet very stylish.

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