DEREK LAM

Grey Open Shoulder Dress

$895 retail

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Stylist Notes

This Derek Lam dress features open-shoulder sleeves. We love the unconventional look with strappy sandals and the Wine Red Karima Clutch by Christian Siriano.

Size & Fit

Sized: 36-44, Italian sizing

Product Details

Grey heavy needle knit (84% Cotton, 16% Polyamide). Sleeveless. Scoop neckline. Hourglass. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 42.5’’ from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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36 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(9)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
September 12, 2016
Wore in Milan on Honeymoon

Very comfortable, ran a little large- I'm typically a 6- thin and airy in hot weather- flattering lines and quality material.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 26, 2016
Everything to Love

Derek Lam is on fire with this. I seriously cannot imagine a figure this doesn't flatter. You can wear a regular bra, the material is stretchy and textured such that it hides flaws. Add a little bit of shoulder showing and a much prettier color than pictures relay and you will be so happy to have. Wish I owned it, I say I'll rent again but Unlimited has so many good choices I may not find the time!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2016
Cute and Feminine but not as much as the stock photo

I wanted to loooove this dress and I did think it was pretty and feminine; however, it wasn't as fitted in places I thought it should have been and maybe I received an overworn dress but it seemed a touch baggy in unnecessary places.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
October 5, 2016
Stop saying I look fly, I know!

The compliments were plentiful in this dress. I just wish it was more fitted in the waist. I'm in love with this garment.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 8, 2016
Loved it!

I got so many compliments on this one! So pretty and flattering. I wore it to work and out for drinks afterwards. This dress would work for so many occasions.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 19, 2016
runs large, size way down

I really liked this dress, but it was a little big on me even though I got the smallest size (I usually wear a 2 or a 4). Otherwise it was a comfortable dress, and even though it is a little loose, it was still flattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
November 26, 2016
I wore this to work one day and then to a daytime charity event.

This fit very well, just like the other pieces I have rented from this designer.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
January 2, 2017
Sexy and classy dress

This is a lovely knit dress, and really well cut, but I can't understand how previous reviewers said it would work for any body type. Though the knit is thick it is still clingy, and I had a hard time stopping the top of my tights from showing and making a little bulge. If you are self-conscious about that sort of thing, this is not the dress for you. Otherwise though it is elegant and hangs super well. It was really fun for dancing in. It has stretch and fit really well on the hips and shoulders.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 19, 2017
Quite worn

Loose on top

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
January 30, 2017
Great day-to-night look!

This dress is gorgeous! It hit me right at the knee, and I am 5'9". This dress was comfortable, I threw a blazer over it for work, then uncovered for a wine tasting that night! I wish I could keep it forever!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
February 3, 2017
Romantic feel but a little loose.

Loved the 'look' style. Which that it had been a bit more fitted through the middle but it was comfortable and if you like a bit of that flowing romantic look more than super tailored this might work for you. If I rent again I might try a small instead. Normally I get mediums because of my chest size but I think the stretch in the fabric would forgive them and still let me have a little better fit in the waist.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 7, 2017
Not very flattering

This dress runs a little large. It is a beautiful design, but it didn't compliment my figure.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
March 21, 2017
great comfortable dress!

i'm typically a 4 in derek lam, this dress fit great w a comfortable amount of room. since i'm short it hit below my knee, but i put on high heels and it was fine. i wore a razorback bra and no lines were visible. material is very comfortable and not too warm. great for work and then drinks after. highly recommend!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Age: 50
April 14, 2017
Good work dress.

This dress fit perfect, is very interesting, has wonderful fabric and was very comfortable. Loved it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 14, 2017
200x better on than on hanger!

This dress is killer...! Omgosh. Men went crazy for it. Most comfortable dress I can recall ever putting on and I wore it on back to back trips to NYC. Perfect for all seasons-the fabric is a sturdy knit that smoothes imperfections but is light enough for the warmest day. Devine!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 18, 2017
Very comfortable and forgiving dress! Great for everyday, date or casual event.

I really enjoyed this dress! It was so comfy and easy to wear, and since we were having a family dinner I didn't feel like I needed it more fitted. If I had worn this to a reunion, it would be more flattering fitted. I'm 5'2" and about 125 lbs in this pic but I did have to wear a push up bra to make it look more fitted and flattering. If you have skinny arms then the sleeves may hang down annoyingly, but if you have really beefy arms, they may be too tight. I'd recommend getting this with a back up size depending on yours. It isn't really too fitted anywhere else, if anything, it's a bit baggy. I don't know how this would look on a really petite framed person, especially if they have narrow or sloped shoulders. In that case size down. This definitely would look great on hourglass or athletic fit. If you are pear shaped, it will depend on how much difference the shoulders and the hips are, the greater the difference, the less likely, as you need to size up to hips but the shoulders/arms/ribs will start getting too baggy looking.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 64
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
May 24, 2017
Nice fit but nothing special

I ended up wearing it out to dinner -- not bad, accurate fit, but just nothing special. I think it needs some "pop," and my husband thought the cold shoulder sleeves looked funny. Not my favorite. I didn't even take a photo.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 25, 2017
Love love love

This dress is long enough for work with a flirty shoulder to make it fun. I got tons compliments and you can accessorize this lots of ways. Highly recommend.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 7, 2017
Very comfy, work appropriate dress

Basic, very functional for a busy day around town or at the office. Was a big baggy for my style, but my still a great choice

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
July 7, 2017
Comfortable

I wish the dress was a little more fitting in the waist, but otherwise a comfortable, light dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 113lbs
August 21, 2017
Stylish Maternity Option

This was loose enough at the waist with enough stretch to be very comfortable for a mid-2nd trimester baby bump (without feeling like I was stretching it out or struggling with the zipper and without sizing up). It was perfect to pair with a blazer for a client meeting, though I felt comfortable in it with the shoulders exposed at my law firm. My only compliant is that the zipper material runs really far down the back, so it stuck out funny on my bum in a not very flattering way.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 8, 2017
Want it!!!

Perfect work dress. Nailed the fit, fabric, design, length....this is a winner!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
September 13, 2017
Great dress, true to size!

Great material, beautiful dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 13, 2017
Eye catching!

From the gorgeous navy tweed material to the cold shoulder to the flare skirt, got soooo many compliments from colleagues! And, was so comfortable while looking like a million bucks!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
October 11, 2017
Comfortable and stylish cold shoulder dress

I loved this dress - perfect for work and so on trend. The dress runs large, and as people previously mentioned, has a wide waist. So I opted to wear a belt with it. I think it looked nice.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 12, 2017
Beautiful, feminine, comfortable

Loved it

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 18, 2017
I wore this to a work event 39 weeks pregnant, it was so comfortable!

I'm 39 weeeks pregnant and sized up one size from my normal size. It fit perfectly. Plenty of room for my baby bump and very flattering everywhere else. I received so many compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
December 12, 2017
Nice work option

The fit is normal in size but the cut is a drop waist so does not emphasize figure in the least, very baggy in the middle. Fine for work but wouldn't wear anywhere else, unlikely to rent again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 23, 2018
Not flattering

Didn't wear

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
April 3, 2018
Great dress for work!

This dress was amazing for work. I would say this dress was true to size. It has a relax fit which made it great for the office. If I would to order this again, I would try one size down just to see if I would like the fit better. It wasn't bad, just not as fitted as I expected. I also found the dress a little longer on me than the picture on the model.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
June 28, 2018
Great sleeve detail, runs large

I am usually a 2 or a 4 in dresses but I think this one runs large. I got a 40 and it looked nice but honestly I could have worn a 38. Great sleeve detail, got lots of compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 161lbs
July 31, 2018
I loved this dress and think it's one of my favorite rentals so far!!!

It looks so plain but it is very flattering and comfortable to wear! It's super easy to dress up too! It's a timeless piece for any occasion. The cold shoulder makes it modern and relevant.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 30, 2018
Nice Work Dress

This is a nice dress for work but it does run a bit loose. Also since it was loose the back of the dress (where the zipper is) kind of jutted out because it didn't fit to my body properly. I know some other customers have paired the dress with a belt (I regret not doing that as well) which I assume would eliminate that problem. But it is a very comfortable and professional looking dress I would definitely recommend it for wearing to work but not a formal event because the material is kind of a stretchy jersey.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 22, 2019
Cute

Cute, not as fitted as I prefer, but okay for work.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
March 4, 2019
Sent back

Fit is good. Fabric texture is awful. Scratchy. Couldn't do it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 26, 2019
Not bad

Not my favorite, but not terrible. I'm 5'11", so fit is always an issue I couldn't decide if it was better with or without the belt, so I ended up wearing something different.

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