Draper James

Buffalo Check Dress

$265 retail

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Stylist Notes

Check, please. This Draper James dress makes a sweet-retro statement with flutter sleeves, slit keyhole and flared skirt. Complete the look with the Navy Gemini Tote by Tory Burch.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14

Product Details

Cerise plaid (100% Polyester). Hourglass. Crew neckline. Short flutter sleeves. Back zipper. 42" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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40 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 21, 2018
LOVE. Conservative/Cute

Apologize for the crappy photo, but I love this dress. I received so many compliments. I wore this to work. Felt like the perfect "teacher" dress. I love Draper James and this dress does not disappoint.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 25, 2018
Cute and feminine with a bit of an edgy fabric

This dress is very comfortable and flattering in a very feminine way. I got if for a school function but also wore it to work with a leather jacket and got a lot of compliments on it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
September 26, 2018
I felt so pretty!

It fit my hourglass figure perfect! The material is so nice. Such a classy outfit for work. I would definitely wear this to a bridal shower too!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
October 2, 2018
Didn't like this

The color is not as appeared in photo. More pink than red. Also the fit was wrong. Sent back without wearing it. Very disappointed.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 4, 2018
Beautiful classy dress

So many compliments! I love Draper James!

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 15, 2018
Lovely flattering dress

I absolutely love this dress. Wore it to give a speech and then to my nephew's baptism. It looked professional with a touch of glamour. And the fit was really flattering. I think I'm going to keep it a little longer.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 16, 2018
Perfection in a dress. Why, oh why, did I not keep it?

Order this. Like now. Just put it in your cart. Like now! This is so incredibly flattering and adorable. The cut is ideal for those with curves and hits at the most flattering spot. It's shape is unexpected and feels fresh. I love that the bulk is up top to counterbalance those who have a little more to love down below in the hips. The fabric has zero stretch. I wore both the 12 and the 14. The 12 was far more flattering, but the other still worked. I would say the length is better suited for women with a bit more height to them. With heels, it was perfect on my 5'7" frame. Should have kept this forever and ever always.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 28B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 18, 2018
Great classic dress for a bridal shower!

The dress fit well and was so comfortable - I received tons of compliments !

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 28C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 19, 2018
Cute and flattering!

This dress was sophisticated, on trend and very flattering. Reminds me of something Kate Middleton might wear, and the cut/length has a way of accentuating your length (even though I'm only 5'4", it made me look and feel tall). The fit was pretty snug, not too small, but a little uncomfortable after a while. I should have ordered the 8 but I wore it once and it was totally manageable and I got lots of compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 19, 2018
So fun to wear!

Fit like a glove. Lots of compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Body type: Petite
October 22, 2018
Flattering

Fit is great. I'm not usually one for fluffy sleeves but these are nice. Very flattering cut and fit. A little longer than I expected

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
October 23, 2018
Fall Plaid

I really enjoyed this dress for fall. I paired it with a similar plaid coat and it felt very pulled together. It's well made, runs true to size and comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
October 25, 2018
Super cute with nice details

The dress is great fit and flare style that works well for curvy girls like me. Good length for work - just below the knee. The print is dark blue/ navy and red/ pink.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 27, 2018
Fabric was beautiful

Fit was slimming and the length is below the knee. Reminds me of something Kate Middleton would wear. It was stunning.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 1, 2018
!

Perfect fit, length, etc. Fun little twist on gingham that was great for a pop of color.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
November 12, 2018
Elegant and easy

Generous fit at the waist, incredibly flattering and great colors. I considered buying this one. I loved it so, so much. Great for a work meeting, got a lot of compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 27, 2018
Very versatile you can wear to work and after work party.

Pretty dress. Fits beautiful. Fully lined. Very comfortable. Great for work or after party

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
November 25, 2018
Holiday inspired

This is a conservative dress so I wore it to work and then decided to do our holiday photos in it. It's a little "mom"ish, not sexy, but it's a good quality and pretty dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
December 23, 2018
I love, love, love this dress!

I wore this dress for a pre-Christmas dinner with the husband. It is very flattering and festive. Love the look and feel.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
December 26, 2018
Holiday perfect

Fit like a glove, very comfortable and classy. Wore it for Christmas Eve and received compliments. Cinched right under my rib cage. Could be dressed up or down depending on accessories, etc. Fabric feels great on the skin.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 1, 2019
Cute vintage looking dress

Fit really nicely in the bodice but was a bit long on me

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
January 2, 2019
Another great dress from Draper James

I rented this for a holiday brunch. I wore the 10 though I'm usually a 12 and it fit well. I've worn Draper James before and I find the dresses to be a little roomy. Comfortable and cute.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
January 9, 2019
Flattering, but size up for chest

This dress was very flattering, but my bust was stuffed in like a sardine. I'm a true 12 and a 36DD. I was barely able to zip it around my chest, but had tons of room in the flowy arms and midsection. It was great for work. I'm 5'11 and appreciated the length for professionalism.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
January 18, 2019
Love it! Ultra flattering

So many compliments today! I love this dress. Cute pattern, great fabric. The empire waist looks great. Sleeves cut are flattering and flowy. I may buy this, I love it a lot.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 25, 2019
Plaid Delight

This was a backup dress for a 'Flannel and Fizz' bridal shower I'm hosting. Fortunately, my main dress worked. Since I had this one, I decided to wear it to work. A few notes: tight in the chest. I'm a 32d/dd and didn't have to wear a bra. Roomy in the hips. I'm usually a 2/4 and am pear shape. I had plenty of room in the skirt.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 19, 2019
Great fit and so many compliments

Love this! So cute and flattering. I never wear RTR items more than once except for this.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
February 28, 2019
Beautiful dress to make your work day a little bit "extra"

This is the second Draper James piece I have rented and the second I'm giving five stars to. This dress fits true to size and is of such high quality, with beautiful details, rich colors, and impeccable lining. The length was not the most flattering on my 5'4" frame, but it worked with heels. It was great for work but would also be good for a party or wedding. Rent this beauty if you get a chance to do so!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
March 8, 2019
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel vibes

Fabric is a little prone to sweating, but then it is great and the dress drapes beautifully.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 148lbs
October 9, 2018
Classy but fun.

First, this dress is pink and navy blue, not red and black. I was surprised but pleased because this added a twist to the typical buffalo check pattern. Second, I would say it runs big by about a half size. The 8 was pretty roomy in the chest and waist for me and that isn't typical of other size 8 dresses I rent. But it didn't look overly large, so it still fit well. The dress itself is super cute and the top almost looks like a little capelet. Great rental for work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 1
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 101lbs
October 24, 2018
cute retro 40's look but runs large

length too long, bust slightly too big too, I wish I had ordered a 0

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 21, 2018
classic

chic and classic. loved it

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Body type: Pear
October 12, 2018
Really comfortable

This dress fit me just right, and very comfortable. The fabric doesn't wrinkle and it looked nice under a suit jacket.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
October 23, 2018
So Flattering!

This is one of my favorites in a while. The cut is very flattering, with the fit and flare and the sleeves. The pattern was a little bold for me but I loved it and felt pretty all day.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
October 26, 2018
love this dress! perfect in plaid!

this dress is amazing! it does cinch you in at the waist, but overall I would say it is true to size. so cute perfect for work!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 6, 2018
Great fit

Wore as an every day, great length, not too tight. Great with tights, booties, and white sneakers (without tights, of course).

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
December 9, 2018
Perfect!

I wore this to my company Christmas Party. The fabric was great quality, and the fit was perfect. I don't normally wear flutter sleeves because they aren't flattering on my broad shoulders, but this dress was super flattering. For being a modest dress, it doesn't come off as dowdy/matronly. I'm currently trying to make up excuses to need to rent this dress again!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
December 10, 2018
I truly wish I got a photo of this!

This dress is the perfect amount of modern in a vintage cut. It's absolutely beautiful. My boyfriend even offered to purchase it for me because it looked so great!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 46
Body type: Hourglass
January 9, 2019
Received so many compliments

Fit perfectly

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
February 15, 2019
I loved this dress for a baby shower.

Hits just right to make me look like I have some hips. My friends thought it was cute.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 30DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 8, 2019
conservative and sexy dress

i love everything about this dress. it is demure and sexy all at once. tiny key hole in the front, tea length, fabulous buffalo check, great fabric and well sewn. it comes in at the waist but it's not constricting. i felt so pretty wearing it! definitely more date night than desk to dinner, IMO, but maybe if you've got a lot of sass and a cool office you could get away with it. five out of five!

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