Draper James

Bell Sleeve Sweater Dress

$150 retail

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Stylist Notes

Striped bell sleeves in red, white and blue make a sweet statement on this knit fit-and-flare from Draper James.

Size & Fit

Sized: XS-XXL

Product Details

Navy knit (75% Viscose, 25% Nylon). Hourglass. Three quarter bell sleeves. Scoop neckline. Short sleeves. 36" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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35 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(16)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34I
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
September 26, 2018
Comfortable but just not my style

Fits true to size Very soft and cozy Just an awkward fit on my frame This was a replacement item Overall just meh

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Petite
September 27, 2018
Cute heavy dress

Very well made dress. A sweater dress isn't for my body type. It was very comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XXL
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
September 29, 2018
So many compliments

Very comfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
October 27, 2018
Adorable

Very flattering fit and very cute dress. I felt tiny in it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
October 30, 2018
Perfect fit

Fits true to size. Cute fit and flare style.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
October 31, 2018
Comfortable and easy to wear

I wore this to work and it was great for fall--paired it with tights and black ankle boots. The body of the dress fits true to size but it is form fitting so wearing tights smoothed me out in my mid section and made me feel more comfortable. It's a sweater dress so there's give to the fabric which made this dress comfy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
November 16, 2018
Not flattering

This just didn't work for my body type

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 21, 2018
So cute, but not that warm

So cute and fits so well! I almost bought it but knew the sleeves were too memorable to get too much use out of it this season, so RTR to the rescue. TTS (If you're having trouble, check out the Draper James website.) Be aware that it's not a true "sweater" dress, so you'll be cold if you're expecting it to keep you warm. Tights fit easily under it and the dress doesn't cling to them though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2018
Bonjour...I felt like a French patriot

This dress is so easy to wear. Very comfortable. I paired it with navy tights and pumps and was able to wear it in cooler weather. The sleeves give it a nice flair.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
December 15, 2018
Comfortable dress with lots of charm

I got so many compliments while wearing this. It held its shape all day and really flattered my figure.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 16, 2018
Compliments at work!!!!!!

Fits really nicely. Very good work dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 171lbs
December 25, 2018
Better in the picture than live

Fits small in the waist

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 13, 2019
Very flattering

Loved it! Material is great! Will rent again

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Body type: Pear
January 14, 2019
Comfortable but forgettable

Very comfortable to wear (not shocking for an a line sweater dress), but just doesn't feel special. This is a dress that I would have bought before RTR came into my life, and now I'm barely lukewarm on it. Also shorter than I expected, but just fine with tights.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 17, 2019
Cute dress

Sized down to xtra small (I am sometimes a small, sometimes xtra small) since reviews said it ran large. It fit perfectly, was comfortable and really cute. I would rent it again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 235lbs
January 18, 2019
N/A

Good fit. Little snug in waist. Better with spanx.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
February 28, 2019
Super flattering and fun

Great fit and flair knit dress. Comfortable and hugs in all the right places.

Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Age: 32
March 16, 2019
Nice

Good fit, very flattering

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XXL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 173lbs
November 11, 2018
Beautiful!

Thick material, beautiful flow, another hit by Draper James. Runs big overall.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XXL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
September 26, 2018
Loved this dress

This dress was really comfortable and I would definitely rent it again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
October 10, 2018
Gorgeous!

This dress is simply stunning. I received so many compliments each time I wore it and will rent again if I have another party or cocktail hour to attend. Beautiful tailoring. If you're going back and forth on what to wear, choose this dress. I won't disappoint!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36DD
Weight: 165lbs
November 11, 2018
So flattering. Great knit.

Hourglass popping

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 54
Bust size: 32DD
Weight: 123lbs
November 13, 2018
Loved it!!!!!

Perfect favorites!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 13, 2018
This is a great dress...I wore it twice to work and got a million compliments.

Fits perfectly with just the right amount of flare. The length is also great. Not too short.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 17, 2018
cute and fun.

Cute dress. Needs shapewear underneath to look its best, but it's a thick knit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 17, 2018
Red, white & blue - and stylish!

Loved this knit sweater dress. It's a mix of casual and nice - it's well made and fun to wear, but the top feels more casual than most knit dresses. I wore this to work and out with friends, with tights and boots. Thinking about keeping it. Note that it is form fitting around the stomach and back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Body type: Athletic
November 26, 2018
Loved the colors and the shape!

I am on the tall side and it fit me fine - I wore it with high boots. Loved the fun sleeves

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 29, 2018
comfortable

comfortable

Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Age: 48
December 3, 2018
Love it! Tons of compliments at work

Prefect!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
December 17, 2018
Lots of compliments

Wore this to work with navy tights and red patent leather shoes and got a lot of compliments.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Age: 29
January 10, 2019
OK dress. Nothing special.

The fit was fine. A little long for me but I'm only 5 ft tall :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160lbs
January 15, 2019
Stylin sweater dress

I love wearing sweater dresses for the fall/winter and this sweater dress was gorgeous. I wore black tights and knee-high boots and got tons of compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 153lbs
January 30, 2019
It was hard to let go of this dress. It is very confortable, warm for winter without being bulky.

Elegant, good quality fabric. I did not got compliments because I was in a very serious work environment but I know they noticed and I felt happy with it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
February 28, 2019
perfection!

Loved the weight of the fabric, and the slight give.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 32H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 5, 2019
FIts like a glove and very comfortable.

It is perfect for a date night or the office.

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