DEREK LAM

Ivory Cady Mini Dress

$1,595 retail

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Stylist Notes

Bell sleeves and a buttoned neckline give this DEREK LAM dress a mod feel. Elevate the look with chunky heels.

Also available in orange.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 36 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Synthetic crepe (100% viscose). Long Sleeve Jewel neck, throat latch, slit flared cuffs, shoulder yoke at back, contoured seaming. 33” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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28 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(6)
Small
(7)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 18, 2016
Not As Perfect As I'd Hoped

I re-rented this dress in a smaller size but still felt like I was wearing a tent. The material had a crepe-like finish, yet I had to steam it not once but twice, the night before and the morning of. And it was brand new, tags still attached. Even though the dress wasn't tight, and was lined, my underwear outlines showed through. I had to experiment with Spanx and different bras to get a smooth look. The lining felt like cotton, so it was clingy against undergarments. The sleeve cuffs were cute and the arms were nicely cut. The rest of the dress didn't do anything for my figure. It seems like maybe a good dress to choose if you are chunky. It looked shapeless on me, and with the neckline button, a scarf or necklace would not help the look. I really wanted this to work. A dress at this price level shouldn't be such a pain. I had to try this one in two sizes, and at the same time it took three tries to get a particular Kate Spade purse that wasn't dirty. Not a very joyful RTR experience and I was not offered anything to make up for my troubles.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
March 23, 2016
Beautiful color

I really liked the way this dress flowed and the material felt lovely.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
48
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
June 15, 2016
Great dress

Has great detail and very comfy

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
March 10, 2017
Cute, but a little sheer for work

Fit well - a little snug in chest though, and for me needed a full slip.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
March 13, 2017
Lots of compliments

I have a fuller chest so the "peek a boo" too was sneaky sexy. Got lots of compliments. Runs a bit big so size down so that the bodice gives you a proper shape and isn't boxy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
May 4, 2017
not for my body

I wish I would have ordered two sizes larger-- the fabric is pretty sheer and this simply was way way too tight around my midsection.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
October 18, 2017
Backside seam was undone so no go.

Material and fit was excellent. The dress was a little short for a work dinner. The back inside lining was detached or dry cleaned improperly as shown in the photo so I couldn't wear it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 23, 2019
I didn't feel comfortable in this dress.

Fit had a pucker in the back but not from being tight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
May 3, 2019
Strange fit. Unwearable with any curves

I have rented several dresses by Derek Lam Crosby, and they fit beautifully. I made the mistake of thinking the fit for this line would be the same. It is not! The top portion for me, but the bottom was tiny. There is no room for hips and a butt. It is made for someone who is cute really straight all the way through, like a runway model. Sizing up won't help because then it would be too large in the shoulders. Skip this one unless you have no curves.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108lbs
February 10, 2016
Stylist Review

This dress is a great for a an all white party or even a bridal shower. There is plenty of room in the bust so I would recommend sizing down if you have a smaller chest. The sleeves are great too if you are self conscious about your arms.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
April 11, 2016
looked like a sack on me

I normally like dresses like this but this one did nothing looked like a sack on me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
March 4, 2016
SO many compliments on this dress!

This dress ran large - but was so cute, it didn't matter!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
March 9, 2016
Loved the dress but tough for petites!

I loved this dress but I sized up as people suggested and it was a bit large. Also, the sleeves were sooooooo long that I had to roll them up! I wore it to work with burgundy tights and did receive a lot of compliments.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 21, 2016
VERY BIG!!!!!!

I'm usually a 4 and this hung on me like a sack of potatoes. It also wrinkled very easy. If you get this, order a size smaller!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 28, 2017
The dress felt like it cost a million dollars! It was such great quality!

I usually wear a size 4, but got both the 2 and the 4 and went with the 2. The sleeves were so pretty and it was comfortable all evening. Perfect for any Party! I wore a nude bralette underneath and it was perfect. I would rent this a million times, if I didn't have my picture taken in it! All the comments from others who wore this dress really helped me make the right sizing decisions.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 28, 2016
tighter than it looked in the photo

I don't have large arms, but I couldn't fit them through the sleeves. and the fit was much tighter than the picture had made it seem.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 24, 2016
true to size EXCEPT length of sleeves

It's true to size except for the sleeves - they are good for a regular/short girl but for someone taller the size 0 won't work at all. Size 2 would probably have been ok.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 15, 2017
Didn't fit in the arms.

Was going to wear this for my graduation party, but the sleeves were really tight. I have muscular arms, though, and this fabric doesn't really have any give. Fit beautifully throughout the body, though. My little sister ended up wearing it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 26, 2018
Not a good look on busty / athletic women.

I'm a 5'9 former athlete with broad shoulders and a medium size bust, and this was easily one of the least flattering dresses I've ever tried on. Would not recommend and honestly I'm not even sure what body type it would be flattering on.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
April 7, 2018
I wanted to love it, but didn't.

The dress clung too much for work, and was not as flowing as the other reviews led me to believe.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 29, 2018
Too tight!

I would have loved the dress if it was 2-3 sizes bigger. I’m not sure if it was shrunk at some point? I held the size 10 up to my size 6 BCBG & shelli Segal dresses & they were bigger than this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 26, 2019
Not flattering

Fabric feels cheap, and runs way small

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
February 6, 2016
Angelic-looking, but the neckline cut my neck

The dress is nice, but it's a bit large like a choir dress. I wore a nice long coat over it, which gave it a bit more shape. The combo looks pretty nice, but on its own it looks a bit big. I don't know if it's because I have a large bust size, but the neckline was a bit too high and ended up cutting into my neck. Because of that, it was a bit uncomfortable. It managed to be both too loose and too tight at the same time.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
August 25, 2016
I didn't wear this dress but I might rent it again in the future.

I just rented this to go out to dinner with my husband. It was a bit boxy and it was slightly wrinkled from shipping. The material was a little heavier than what I wanted so I sent it back but I would consider it again for a future event.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
October 6, 2016
Very classy dress.

I wore this several times, with compliments each time. Going to try the orange version this month!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 137lbs
October 21, 2016
Beautiful and well made

Rented for a luncheon and fashion show. Everyone thought I was walking in the show. Lots of compliments. Comfortable dress and very well made. You can pair it with just about anything. I did fun red suede pumps to spice it up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Age: 45
March 29, 2017
Wore this one to work. Perfect dress with a pair of heels.

This is a very flattering dress. I received many compliments on the fit and style.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 9, 2018
Company Christmas Party. Nordic Glam. Perfect for the occasion.

Fabulous dress. Fabulous material. Loved the way it looked and got lots of compliments!

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