Draper James

Collection Tulip Lace Dress

$250 retail

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Stylist Notes

Delicate floral lace creates a romantic finish on this all-occasion dress by Draper James. Try it with Elizabeth Cole's Zorion Earrings.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14

Product Details

Black lace (100% Polyester). Hourglass. Cap sleeves. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper closure. 43" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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46 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(19)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
December 3, 2018
Back up party dress

I rented this as a back up dress for my husbands company Christmas party. I ended up wearing it to work instead. It's dressy enough for a cocktail party but I turned it into business casual by adding a blazer . Very comfortable and I would rent this again.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 9, 2018
Great holiday party dress!

The dress fit well, I'm a size four and it fit perfectly. I received many compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 11, 2018
Great dress, form fitting

I'm usually between a 4 and a 6, so the 4 was a little tight around my backside. I have an hourglass figure, but thanks to Spanx the dress worked out. If you're between sizes and bigger on the bottom like me, I'd recommend going with the larger size. The fabric has a little stretch and is thin which helps in a form fitting dress like that. I really loved the lace detail and the scalloping on the neckline.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
December 12, 2018
Classic LBD

I ordered this dress as a back up option, but didn't end up wearing it. Very pretty, fits true to size. The lace detail on the bottom adds a little fun! One plus is that you can wear a normal bra with it. I would recommend!

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 12, 2018
Perfect fit!

I am 5'7" and always wear a size 6. The size 6 fit like a glove. Very flattering. Love this dress! I wore it for my husband's work Christmas party. I would buy this dress.

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 24
December 12, 2018
1940s In NYC

I rented this for a work Christmas party, 1940s themed. Fits like a glove! Unfortunately the original dress I rented did not fit, but I am so glad this one did. Would recommend! Very classy and sexy. Lastly, I am normally a size 4, and I wore a 0 and it fit perfectly.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 35
December 17, 2018
Classic black evening gown for a work event

The fit is for a curvy shape. I have no curves but needed the extra space in the back area to not show any unwanted lines.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 18, 2018
I loved everything about this dress. It fit me like a glove and I felt sexy and fun in this dress.

Great fit, super comfy, sexy without showing too much skin. Great dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 123lbs
December 26, 2018
Better for hourglass figures

Unfortunately, I didn't end up wearing this dress. I am pear-shaped and this ran bigger in my bust area and smaller in my hip area, and I just couldn't make it work. I think this would be a knockout for someone with an hourglass figure.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
December 26, 2018
Unforgettable

Pretty but nothing special.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
December 30, 2018
Wore this on a dinner date.

Fits beautifully, because I am very short this dress falls to my mid-calf.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 60
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 2, 2019
This is a nice dress, fit well at a semi-formal wedding.

This fit snugger through the bust and hips. I usually wear an 8 or 10 in dresses. 5'5" 142 lbs

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 7, 2019
Pretty simple elegant

First time trying to Draper James dress. If it was really nice. I didn't end up wearing it because it was not going to be the right weather.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 11, 2019
N/A

This was ordered as a backup dress. I ended up not wearing it because I felt that overall I should be at least 2 inches taller to pull it off well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 14, 2019
A great party dress! Wore this to an office holilday event and it was perfect.

Dress is true to size. I am a standard size 12. As you can see, I am no skinny-minnie. This dress was snug, but not too snug. Wore it with Spanx to smooth out the "bumps" and I was still able to dance with comfort. Great dress and I'd rent it again in a heartbeat!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 172lbs
January 15, 2019
Lovely

The top part runs a little bit large. Other than that I loved it!

Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 168lbs
January 15, 2019
I wore this for part of a beauty pageant that I took part in. Perfect for interview.

I loved this dress. I have a smaller chest, but the v-neck shape was perfect for a necklace. My bottom is bigger and was really showcased well in this dress. Loved it! Glamorous yet simple!

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
February 4, 2019
I had a fundraiser for my work.

It was beautiful, And it would have worked with Spanx, but I didn’t want to wear them.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 5, 2019
Wore this dress to a fancy pre-Super Bowl affair! Perfect LBD!

Fit a little tight through the butt/hips, but managed it with a good pair of Spanx! Dress is simple, but the lace at the bottom gave it a little extra “oomph”. Showed off figure nicely.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 168lbs
February 12, 2019
LBD

This is the first time I rented a Draper James dress and I was really pleased with the quality and the style. The bottom skirt design really makes this dress unique

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 13, 2019
Great dress. Little large in the chest but overall great fit.

Little large in the chest but overall great fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
February 13, 2019
Would've been better for an evening event

I wish the material felt and fit better. Definitely not a work dress, but since I had an event, I thought I'd try it. Not the right fit anywhere but pretty lace on the bottom!

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 32A
Weight: 118lbs
February 14, 2019
The dress was simply elegant.

This was a very stress-free experience. The dress(es) arrived in advance of our event, and the fit was perfect. I'm sold.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 24, 2019
Cute dress. Basic LBD.

Cute dress. Nothing special. The one I received was terribly wrinkled and last minute so I just wore the back up dress. It would a great "I just want to blend in but look good" dress.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 142lbs
March 1, 2019
Sophisticated and fun LBD

I rented this dress for a work awards event. It was the perfect little black dress. The cut and length was very flattering, and the lace detail added a fun element. My dress arrived a little wrinkly through the mid section from shipping, but the lighting at the event was dark, so you couldn't really see it. I'm sure a light steam would easily have fixed it. What I loved most about this dress is the length - it elongated my body and hit just below the knee (I'm 5'5). I wore a 6 and found the fit true to size. My backup was a size smaller, and while it was more fitted in the waist, it was a little tight around the hips.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 2, 2019
Great dress for attending bridal shower!

Enjoyed wearing this dress to my friend's bridal shower! I got several compliments and loved the lace at the bottom & neckline detail! This dress was very form-fitting. I'm currently around 150lb, 5' 4", 34B. I felt like I should have worn shapewear to keep my midsection in check since it hugged all the curves. There was also some strange gapping in the upper back area, as if there was too much fabric there. So overall it might work better for a different body type, but I still had a great time wearing it!

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
March 5, 2019
Very flattering.

Perfect little black dress with fun lace detail at the bottom.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
March 10, 2019
Beautiful LBD with flare!

This is a beautiful LBD with lace ruffle! It runs a size big - size down!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
March 17, 2019
Dress is better looking in person than in stock photos.

Very pretty dress with great detailing. Perfect for a wedding. I did initially have trouble with the zipper and so did my husband. I would rent this dress again though.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
March 23, 2019
RTR Stylist Review

I love this feminie dress by Draper James! Running true to size with little stretch, I recommend wearing your true size for your primary size and going up for your back-up. This style is fitted throughout the midsection with comfortable room at the hips. It works for all cup sizes. You are able to wear a standard bra with the dress. At 4’8”, the length hit tea length on me, falling a little awkwardly for my height. This is a versatile dress that could be worn desk to dinner, or even to a cocktail event. The flared ruffle hem lend some fun flair to this LBD. Pair with nude or black heels to complete your look.

Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 24, 2019
Beautiful dress, little snug

I loved this dress and wanted it to fit perfectly. Unfortunately it was snug in the hips and I had to keep tugging it down. The picture isn't great but the bottom of the dress is so lovely. If I were standing still all night I would have given five starts.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
March 28, 2019
Felt great in this dress - I think it looks better on than in the model photo on the site.

Flattering but not tight, great fabric that covers and moves. Has more personality and a lot more comfort than other LBDs. Was a pleasure to wear!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
April 22, 2019
Didn't like the fit at all

Not for my body type. If you are straighter up and down this will probably be a winner, but it gapped in awkward places all along the length of the dress for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 147lbs
April 27, 2019
I love this dress! Feels sexy without being too showy

The neckline is just right and the lace stops it being frumpy as it is quite long.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 27, 2019
Lace hem is cute.

Fit well but was a little too long for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 29, 2019
Love.

Loved the look and feel of this dress. I am small chested and have a small waist, but wider hips. I felt beautiful in this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
May 8, 2019
More of a pencil skirt than the picture shows.

I was really excited to receive this dress however wasn't flattering on me at all. I will admit I have a stomach and this was tight in the wrong places and much more of a pencil skirt silhouette than I realized in the pictures, even from others wearing it. The material is fantastic and the lace beautiful. My 4 year old even told me I looked like a princess however I opted to be able to sit and breathe so ordered a replacement. Their customer service with getting a replacement was phenomenal!

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
May 11, 2019
Back up dress, but an excellent choice for a backup.

I'm 5'6'' with a small bust (34B) and pretty large butt. This dress made my butt look incredible, but unfortunately it was pretty gappy at the bust. I felt like I would be pulling down the fabric all night, so I decided not to wear it. That said, for someone who fills out the bust better than I do, it would be great! Very flattering and classy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 11, 2019
Fit well but too long for a short girl!

As a slightly curvy short woman, this dress fit well except for the odd lace bit, which hit below the knees. It's nice that you can wear a regular bra, and with some spanx it was flattering. It would have worked in a pinch for my work event if my first choice hadn't fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 20, 2019
super solid, if conservative, rental

i really liked this! was the perfect LBD when i really didn't know what to wear to a family bar mitzvah. this renal was an especially good pick as it was a little longer than knee and while it still had a v-neck it wasn't very low. not stretchy, pretty light, very comfortable! I thought the 4 was pretty "generous" size wise, and i wish i sized down for the backup, but it fit fine and was definitely wearable!

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