DEREK LAM

Crochet Lace Shell Top

$995 retail

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Stylist Notes

Looking for something bold yet lightweight? This Derek Lam top is it. Pair it with this Black Dome Satchel by Loeffler Randall and Black Carwash Skirt by Trina Turk for an ultra-glam day-to-night look.

Size & Fit

This top runs large. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Loose, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS:
LENGTH:

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black lace (100% Cotton). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Top. 22" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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42 reviews
Fit
Large
(10)
True to Size
(12)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 40H
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 206lbs
November 23, 2016
Great quality!

Thick material. Very high quality. Runs a little big. Beautiful!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 7, 2017
Professional, classy, comfortable

Great fit under the arms, excellent length with work slacks

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 25, 2017
Cute top!

Does run a bit large as others said, but not a big deal. It was still really cute. Just wore it with jeans and black sandals. Fun and comfy! Obviously very high quality.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 26, 2017
Hits and misses

Was very itchy and wide. Cute top with great detail.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
August 23, 2017
Work chic!

This runs a little large, I usually wear a medium/size 8, and I could have gone down a size, but it still looks good. Paired it with black skinny pants and loafers and it was perfect!!

Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 112lbs
October 9, 2017
Unexpected find in RTR store

Runs large, wool material - itchy!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
October 24, 2017
Beautiful detail

I exchanged this at the RTR NYC store and wore it for work. They only had the 44 although I could have gone done at least one size. The detailing and craftsmanship is beautiful on this top, but I found it a little heavy. Probably would be better for a winter rental.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 30F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 12, 2017
Lovely Top

Easy to wear top, can be dressed up or down.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
May 9, 2018
Boxy fit

Runs large

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 14, 2018
Very heavy material

I read other reviews about heavy material so ordered on a cooler day. I felt like I borrowed something of my mother's. I wasn't that excited about it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
October 18, 2018
Too big

Beautiful top, very thick and well made, but too wide for me, so the back hung in weird folds. May try a smaller size as it is gorgeous. I did not realize the back was longer than the front from the photos.

Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
October 27, 2018
Thick embroidered top

Very square fit. Would have loved to have a more snug waist.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 15, 2019
Great

Wore for a dinner during a one meal of a three day interview process. Worked fine under a cardigan, I think might have bunched up a little under a tight blazer. I had a looser blazer so it was fine. I probably could have gone one size down. I think the site says it is cotton but it is def some kind of wool blend. Great shell for winter. Love the design. Probably would prefer to wear without a jacket or blazer as I think it looks really great alone, even better than half hidden under something!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 18, 2019
Well made, classic shirt

The fit was perfect. I got a lot of compliments. Wore it to a birthday party and work. Very versatile. Would definitely rent again

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 18, 2019
Good work top

Wore to work--the shoulders are wide enough to cover my bra straps which is always an issue for me. Comfy and good construction!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
February 21, 2019
Great shell

Looks and feels high end. Great for casual work day with jeans.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 18, 2019
Large

I read reviews and sizes down , but was still very boxed and too large

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 7, 2019
For the Winter

Very cute top but way too thick and heavy for summer

Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 8, 2019
Great wear to work with that extra bit of spakle

Wore this to work and did amazing going from day to night! Love it. Size was a little big but made it comfortable for a full day of wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 9, 2019
Simple but perfect work shirt

It's a little boxy but overall a great work shirt. The longer back to front is cute and the shirt is in good condition. Originally I tried to pair with a skirt but since the shirt is pretty wide, it looked a little frumpy but works with slacks.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 28, 2016
Very pretty, great for work, runs very large

I was unable to wear this because it was huge. Even if you are large chested, I recommend going down 1 size, if small chested, maybe 2 sizes.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
December 19, 2016
Nice shirt, but runs large

Rented through unlimited and wore to work. The pattern is fun and the quality is great, but I found that it ran a bit large and was a little itchy - I had to keep my jacket on all day to keep my arms from rubbing against the sides of the blouse and getting all red and scratchy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
August 11, 2017
Stylist Review

This top is my favorite kind of work-wear! It's very comfortable and very cute! It's really easy to wear and is comfortable to keep on all day, whether you're running around or just lounging. It definitely runs large though, so size down!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
August 14, 2017
Cute wool blouse

Nice, classy blouse, very warm and perfect for fall/winter. The embroidery has a cool texture and is easy to make an outfit with. That said, how is it possible that this thing retails for so much $? It honestly read a bit J Crew or Club Monaco. Would wear it again but wasn't my new favorite item.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
September 7, 2017
Professional looking but scratchy

I found the collar on this to rub into my neck all day and because it was wool it was really irritating. By the end of the day I couldn't wait to take this off. As others note, the size on this is large and relatively unflattering. Wouldn't rent it again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 1, 2017
Boxy, but cute

Wore this for a dinner out and then again to work. It's very boxy without much structure, however the material is thick and you can tell it is of good quality. Ran slightly large.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 29, 2017
Not terribly flattering and a little itchy around neckline

Boxy and not very comfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 15, 2018
I guess I picked the wrong size but this was not my size. I loved the weight of the shirt.

Good look.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
April 2, 2018
I agree with all the other reviews on here - there isn't much special about the top, and it is v.lg!

While the crochet adds a nice touch, the shape was too boxy and too large to work well. It felt like I was wearing a potato sack. I won't even be wearing this out and will sadly have to immediately return this item.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 124lbs
March 16, 2019
A forgettable blouse

It's just ok. It's longer in the back than in the front. It's also very heavy so not appropriate for a 75 degree spring day.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 30, 2017
Classy looking shirt for work!

I rented this shirt with my Unlimited to wear to work. It looked great with black jeans/slacks and I received several compliments. The fabric in the front is thick and stiff -- but it makes it look nice and of good quality. It was comfortable, though the neckline came up farther than I thought it would. Its obviously boxy, so know your body type and what looks good on you. I liked the top and thought it was a good way to change it! I also felt the shirt ran true to size

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 4, 2017
Interesting top or vest

This is a heavy, fall or winter weight top that can be worn as a vest over a blouse. The construction is very good and I liked the front knitted section. I didn't think it was itchy like other reviewers, but I wore it as a vest with a skirt in an air-conditioned office. I might rent it again when the weather is colder.

Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 5, 2017
Loved it, it is very thick and looks and feels expensive. Not fitted but not unflatteringly boxy.

True to size, no cons.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
October 27, 2017
High quality and beautiful

I was hesitant to order this during the fall months - however, the fabric is thick and warm (wore this under a jacket for a day at the office). The shirt is very comfortable and true to size - it really livened up a standard black suit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 7, 2018
Just work, nothing special

A little snug in the shoulders. If you have broad shoulders, size up. But expect the waist to look a bit big.

Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
January 11, 2018
I love this top!

Wore this shirt with black skinny's and a cream blazer.... also wore it with black aline skirt, tights and booties.

Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
February 8, 2018
nice

very comfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 5, 2018
just okay and really not what I expected given the price tag

Classic, boxy tank. The jacquard detail is only the front. There's nothing wrong with the shirt but also so forgettable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 3, 2018
Great shirt for work.

I liked the thick fabric. The cut is a bit boxy, but worked.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
April 4, 2019
NA

great fix, on the boxier side but cute; thicker fabric so more of a fall / winter piece

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